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At war, at sea : sailors and naval warfare in the twentieth century

Author: Ronald H Spector
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Draws on diaries, memoirs, letters, interviews, and public records to provide an account of the most important naval conflicts of the twentieth century, from the 1905 Battle of Tsushima to the war in the Persian Gulf.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald H Spector
ISBN: 0670860859 9780670860852
OCLC Number: 123102596
Description: xiv, 463 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Tsushima, May 1905 --
"The supreme influence of the human factor" --
"The cat's whiskers" --
"The biggest sea battle that has ever been" --
"Something not quite right within" --
"The most formidable thing" --
"Look upward to the skies" --
"Essentially and fundamentally a different profession" --
"The zenith of effort and the nadir of hope" --
"Never in all my years had I imagined a battle like that" --
"Scared as hell, having a wonderful time" --
"From Newfy to Derry's a bloody long way" --
"The haves and the have-nots" --
"My grave shall be the sea" --
"The really battle-worthy capital ship" --
"Strictly a secondary and collateral task" --
"The hitherto unlikely scenario."
Responsibility: Ronald H. Spector.

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Draws on diaries, memoirs, letters, interviews, and public records to provide an account of the most important naval conflicts of the twentieth century, from the 1905 Battle of Tsushima to the war in the Persian Gulf.

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