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Naval

  • The Battle for Crimea 1941-1944by Anthony Tucker-Jones

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.97

    The selection of over 150 rare wartime photographs in this volume in Pen & Sword’s Images of War series offers a graphic visual record of the dramatic and bloody battles fought for the Crimea during the Second World War. They show every grim aspect of the fighting and reflect in many ways the ruthless character of the struggle across the... more...

  • The Battle of the River Plateby Gordon Landsborough

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 20.97

    At dawn on 13 December 1939, smoke was seen on the horizon; HMS Exeter was told to close in and investigate. Two minutes later a dramatic signal was sent from the British cruiser – ‘I think it is a pocket battleship.’ It was. The Deutschland-class heavy cruiser Admiral Graf Spee, marauder of the South Atlantic shipping, had sailed... more...

  • River Plate 1939by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    Days before the outbreak of World War II a handful of German commerce raiders put out to sea to prey on Allied merchantmen. Amongst them was the Panzerschiff ('armoured ship') Graf Spee , a formidable warship that boasted the firepower of a battleship but the size, speed and range of a cruiser. When World War II commenced, under the command of Captain... more...

  • The Barbary Pirates 15th-17th Centuriesby Angus Konstam; Gerry Embleton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    For the best part of three centuries the 'corsairs' or pirates from the 'Barbary' coasts of North Africa dominated the Western and Central Mediterranean. They made forays far into the Atlantic, preying on the shipping and coastal settlements across Christian Europe, ranging from Greece to West Africa and the British Isles. In the absence of organized... more...

  • Flagshipby Mike Carlton

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 34.31

    The cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan In 1924, the grand old battle cruiser HMAS Australia I was sunk off Sydney Heads. Once she had been the pride of the navy and the nation. She had saved Australia from an attack by a German squadron in the Pacific in World War I.But after the war she was obsolete, and a victim in the race... more...

  • Rome Seizes the Tridentby Marc G DeSantis

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 19.77

    Seapower played a greater part in ancient empire building than is often appreciated. The Punic Wars, especially the first, were characterized by massive naval battles. The Romans did not even possess a navy of their own when war broke out between them and the Carthaginians in Sicily in 264 B.C. Prior to that, the Romans had relied upon several South... more...

  • The Battle of Jutlandby Richard Osborne

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 23.97

    Since the days of the Battle of Trafalgar, the Royal Navy had been the acknowledged as the most powerful maritime force on the planet. Britain could boast more warships, and particularly more Dreadnoughts and battle-cruisers than any other nation. But the Germans had undertaken an enormously-expensive ship-building programme designed to place the... more...

  • The Victoria Cross at Seaby John Winton

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 22.50

    Naval VCs have been won in places as far apart in time and distance as the Baltic in 1854 and Japan in 1945, in the trenches from the Crimea to the Western Front, in harbours from Dar es Salaam to Zeebrugge, from the Barents to the Java Sea, from New Zealand to the North Atlantic, and from China to the Channel. They have been won in battleships... more...

  • US Navy Light Cruisers 1941?45by Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    During World War II, the United States built 72 light cruisers of various classes. In response to the severe air threat that surface ships faced, new cruisers were designed with increasingly heavy antiaircraft weaponry as well as the traditional 6in guns. With the speed and range to keep up with aircraft carriers, and their considerable antiaircraft... more...

  • Order and Disorder in the British Navy, 1793-1815by Thomas Malcomson

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 109.38

    How did the British navy maintain authority among its potentially disorderly crews? And what order exactly did it wish to establish? more...