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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • The Navy of World War II, 1922-1947by Paul Silverstone

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 200.00

    The Navy of World War II, 1922-1946 comprehensively covers the vessels that defined this momentous 24-year period in U.S. naval history. Beginning with the lean, pared-down navy created by the treaty at the Washington Naval Conference, and ending with the massive, awe-inspiring fleets that led the Allies to victory in the Second World War, the fourth... more...

  • The Grand Scuttleby Dan van der Vat

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    At Scapa Flow on 21 June 1919, there occurred an event unique in naval history. The German High Seas Fleet, one of the most formidable ever built, was deliberately sent to the bottom of the British Grand Fleet's principal anchorage at Orkney by its own officers and men. This book presents the story of the scuttling of this fleet in Scapa Flow. more...

  • Scapaby Jim Miller

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.74

    a fascinating book, in which every reader will find something she/he never knew' – Scots Magazine 'an interesting insight into life in a naval base during two world wars' – Broadly Boats Scapa Flow, one of the greatest naval bases in history, resonates through the annals of the Royal Navy during the two great wars of the twentieth century. It was... more...

  • Le marin-citoyenby Richard H. Gimblett; Michael L. Hadley

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 19.99

    Ce livre commémoratif, produit à l?occasion du Centenaire de la Marine canadienne 1910?2010. more...

  • The Ghosts that Died at Sunda Straitby Walter G. Winslow

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    Recounting the last stand of the heavy cruiser Houston, this tale of survival brings to life the 1942 battle at Sunda Strait. more...

  • The Citizen's Guide to the U. S. Navyby Thomas J. Cutler

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    Most Americans know little about their Navy and learning about it can be daunting. But this informative yet highly accessible guide explains the sometimes strange ways of the U.S. Navy in terms civilians can understand. It addresses such things as the many titles military people have, the alphanumeric designations used to identify military personnel,... more...

  • Lady in the Navyby Joy Bright Hancock

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    When legislation was passed in 1948 giving women permanent status in the regular and reserve Navy, it was largely due to the efforts of Joy Bright Hancock, the author of this revealing memoir. Her prominent role was acknowledged at the time by the secretary of the navy who credited her ideals, energy, and enthusiasm as the moving force behind the... more...

  • Big Redby Douglas C. Waller

    Argo-Navis 2013; US$ 9.99

    Taller in length than the Washington Monument, wider at its center than a three-lane highway, the 18,750-ton Trident nuclear submarine is the most complex war machine the United States Navy has ever produced: a $1.8 billion marvel crammed with more modern military technology than any other vessel in the world. Deep beneath the ocean it can sail for... more...

  • Battle Lineby Thomas C. Hone; Trent Hone

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    A portrait in words and photographs of the interwar Navy, this book examines the twenty-year period that saw the U.S. fleet shrink under the pressure of arms limitation treaties and government economy and then grow again to a world-class force. The authors trace the Navy's evolution from a fleet centered around slow battleships to one that deployed... more...

  • The Royal Navy and the Palestine Patrolby Ninian Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    This is an entirely new Naval Staff History covering the period immediately after the Second World War and the Royal Navy operations to prevent illegal Jewish immigration into Palestine, at the time under British Mandate from the United Nations. The Palestine Patrol, as it became known, illustrates clearly the problems facing navies conducting operations... more...