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Battle at Sea : 3,000 years of naval warfare.

Author: R G Grant
Publisher: London : DK Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Battle at Sea looks at every aspect of the story of warfare on, above, and under the sea, including classic naval engagements daring raids carried out on ships in harbor, and landing operations such as D-Day, where control of the sea was essential to transport land forces to new battlefronts. Special features within the book include: graphic and dramatic battle catalogs relating the stories of the men, ships, and  Read more...
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Grant, R G.
Battle at Sea : 3,000 years of naval warfare.
London : DK Publishing, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R G Grant
ISBN: 9780756657017 0756657016 9781405335058 140533505X
OCLC Number: 735608612
Awards: Short-listed for The Maritime Foundation Mountbatten Literary Awards 2009 (UK)
Description: 1 online resource (362 pages)
Contents: 4; Foreword 6; Introduction 8; 1200 Bce-1550 Ce 24; Overview 26; Early Naval Battles and the Rise of the Greeks 30; The Persian Wars 32; The Peloponnesian War 36; Roman Naval Warfare 42; The First Punic War 44; Rome Achieves Mastery of the Mediterranean 48; Naval Warfare in Asia 52; China, Japan, and Korea 54; Battles for the Mediterranean 62; Byzantine-arab Wars 64; The Rise of the Italian Maritime Republics 66; The War for Sicily 70; The Rise of Sail 74; The Vikings 76; Sea Battles in Northern Europe 80; The Ottomans 86; Christian Navies Against the Turks 88; 1550-1830 102. Overview 104Japan and Korea 108; Japanese Invasion of Korea 110; Oceanic Empires 114; Spanish Wars 116; After the Armada 124; The Rise of Dutch Sea Power 126; Rivalry Across the North Sea 130; First Anglo-dutch War 132; Second Anglo-dutch War 134; Third Anglo-dutch War 138; The Sun King's Navy 142; The French Wars 144; Baltic Conflicts 150; Sweden Fights for Domination 152; The Great Northern War 154; The Russo-swedish War 156; Maintaining British Naval Power 158; Royal Navy Battles 160; Seven Years War 162; The American Revolutionary War 166; The Age of Nelson 174. French Revolutionary Wars 176Napoleonic Wars 186; Early 19th-century Battles 200; The United States at War 202; Wars of Independence 206; Later Ottoman Battles 208; 1830-1918 210; Overview 212; New Navies of Europe 216; European Wars: from Sail to Steam 218; Gunboat Imperialism 222; The Americas at War 226; The American Civil War 228; Spanish and Latin-american Conflicts 238; Rise of the Imperial Japanese Navy 244; Japanese Naval Might 246; The Russo-japanese War 248; World War I 258; Warship Battles 1914-18 260; The U-boat War 1914-18 268; 1918-present 270; Overview 272. Europe Between the Wars 276World War Ii: the West 278; Warship Battles 1939-45 280; The U-boat War 1939-45 290; Evacuations and Landings 300; War in the Mediterranean 302; World War Ii: the Pacific 308; The Japanese Offensive 310; The Battle for Guadalcanal 316; Drive to Victory 320; Postwar Conflicts 328; Cold War Conflicts 330; The Vietnam War 334; The Falklands War 340; Regional Conflicts 342; Middle East and Terrorism 344; Index 354; Acknowledgments 359.

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Takes you on a visual journey through 3,000 years of naval warfare. From the clash of galleys in Ancient Greece to deadly encounters between nuclear-powered submarines in the 20th century, this title  Read more...

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