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The battleships

Author: Ian C Johnston; Rob McAuley
Publisher: London : Channel 4, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Battleships, an accompaniment to the new four-part Channel 4 series, relates the story of the most awesome war-machines ever built and their pivotal role in global history.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian C Johnston; Rob McAuley
ISBN: 0752261886 9780752261881
OCLC Number: 59495980
Notes: TV tie-in.
Originally published: 2000.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 28 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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Before the nuclear bomb, the only weapon that evoked fear and veneration was the battleship. This book unveils the epic saga of power, international politics and one-up-manship that led to the  Read more...

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