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The battleships

Author: Ian Johnston; Rob McAuley
Publisher: [Osceola, WI] : MBI Pub. Co., [2000]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Enriched with eye-witness accounts and contributions from naval experts around the globe, The Battleships explores the rapid evolution of firepower and battleship design from canvas to steam, timber to steel, muzzle-loading cannon to 18-inch guns, and beyond, to rocket launchers and missiles. As the spearhead of colonial expansion and in defence of the great empires the battleship reigned supreme, and in the wake of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Johnston; Rob McAuley
ISBN: 0760310181 9780760310182
OCLC Number: 45329103
Notes: "A companion to the television series 'The Battleships'"
"Previously published 2000 by Channel 4 Books an imprint of Macmillan Publishers"--P. [4].
Description: 192 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 29 cm.
Contents: Symbols of supremacy --
Sail to steam / wood to steel --
Sea lanes to power --
Enter the dreadnought --
Battleships go global --
Empires in collision --
Battle of Jutland --
Ultimate battleships --
Supreme challenge --
From Bismarck to Pearl Harbor --
Sea-power versus air-power --
End of the behemoths.
Responsibility: Ian Johnston and Rob McAuley.

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Enriched with eye-witness accounts and contributions from naval experts around the globe, The Battleships explores the rapid evolution of firepower and battleship design from canvas to steam, timber to steel, muzzle-loading cannon to 18-inch guns, and beyond, to rocket launchers and missiles. As the spearhead of colonial expansion and in defence of the great empires the battleship reigned supreme, and in the wake of World War 1 Germany, France, Italy, Japan and the US competed in an arms race which focused on building maritime muscle...

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