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Destroyers : an illustrated history of their impact

Author: Eric W Osborne
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2005.
Series: Weapons and warfare series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Era by era, ship by ship, this volume shows how destroyers have continually met the challenge of protecting naval and land operations from ever more dangerous attacks. The book also captures the flavor of shipboard life for officers and crew and looks at the crucial role of the destroyer as a standard-bearing status symbol of naval might and political intention."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric W Osborne
ISBN: 1851094792 9781851094790 1851094849 9781851094844
OCLC Number: 58535705
Description: xii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction to encyclopedias of weapons and warfare series / Spencer C. Tucker --
The technological revolution leading to the development of destroyers, 1750-1860 --
From experimental vessel to warship, 1860-1918 --
Advancements during the interwar years and World War II, 1919-1945 --
The Cold War and after, 1946-2004 --
Destroyers and frigates of the world.
Series Title: Weapons and warfare series.
Responsibility: Eric W. Osborne.
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"Era by era, ship by ship, this volume shows how destroyers have continually met the challenge of protecting naval and land operations from ever more dangerous attacks. The book also captures the flavor of shipboard life for officers and crew and looks at the crucial role of the destroyer as a standard-bearing status symbol of naval might and political intention."--Jacket.

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