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British battlecruisers, 1939-45

Author: Angus Konstam
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, ©2003.
Series: New vanguard, 88.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although an inherently unsuccessful design, the battlecruisers were amongst the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy during World War II. This work traces the pre-war development of these warships,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angus Konstam
ISBN: 184176633X 9781841766331
OCLC Number: 52783277
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Development: The concept of the battlecruiser ; Renown and Repulse ; Courageous and Furious classes ; Hood --
Construction: Armament --
Service modifications: Furious, Glorious and Courageous ; Repluse and Renown ; Hood --
Service history: Repulse ; Renown ; Hood --
Battlecruisers in action: Renown and Gneisenau, 9 April 1940 ; Hood and Bismarck, 24 May 1941 ; Repulse and Prince of Wales, 10 December 1941.
Series Title: New vanguard, 88.
Responsibility: Angus Konstam ; illustrated by Tony Bryan.

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