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Aircraft carriers : an illustrated history of their impact

Author: Paul E Fontenoy
Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO, ©2006.
Series: Weapons and warfare series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated History of Their Impact captures the vivid history and current state-of-the-ship specifications and uses of the vessels that have been the backbone of naval warfare for over six decades." "Aircraft Carriers ranges from the first carrier deployments in World War I, to their coming of age in World War II, to their role in Vietnam, the Falklands, and the Persian Gulf. Carrier systems  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul E Fontenoy
ISBN: 185109573X 9781851095735 1851095780 9781851095780
OCLC Number: 64510887
Description: vii, 407 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Origins and early development of the aircraft carrier --
The aircraft carrier matures --
Capital ships --
The Cold War and after --
Joint operations.
Series Title: Weapons and warfare series.
Responsibility: Paul Fontenoy.
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This vivid volume describes the fascinating history of aircraft carriers, first deployed successfully in World War I by the Imperial Russian Navy, and indispensable to the Allied victory in World War  Read more...

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"An excellent survey which will serve as a foundation title and introduction for any serious college-level military library." - Midwest Book Review - Library Bookwatch

 
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