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British Motor Torpedo Boat 1939 45

Author : Angus Konstam
ISBN : 1841765007
Genre : History
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During the Second World War, flotillas of the Royal Navy's Motor Torpedo Boats and other coastal forces fought a deadly war for control of the English Channel and the North Sea. These small, fast boats attacked enemy convoys, escorted freighters, landed secret agents and even raided enemy ports. Unsung heroes, these craft and their tiny crews helped stave off defeat in the dark days of 1940. The same vessels then took the fight to other waters, and by the end of the war, British MTB's had seen service in the Mediterranean, the Baltic and the Far East. This book examines the development and operation of these frail, sleek little warships, and describes the way they were manned and how they fought.
Category: History

British Motor Gun Boat 1939 45

Author : Angus Konstam
ISBN : 9781472803191
Genre : History
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Motor Gun Boats were the “Spitfires of the Seas” of the Royal Navy. Bristling with small-calibre guns and machine guns, they served in a variety of roles during the War. In the early war period they battled against German E-boats in the English Channel, then went on the offensive, searching the enemy shore for targets of opportunity. At other times, they ran support for Motor Torpedo Boats and were used to deliver commandos on various raids. Naval Warfare expert, Angus Konstam, tells the story of these small, but destructive boats, beginning with their design and development and carrying through to their operational use in both the European and Mediterranean theatres of World War II.
Category: History

The Design And Construction Of British Warships 1939 1945 Submarines Escorts And Coastal Forces

Author : David K. Brown
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019201834
Genre : History
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"At the end of the Second World War the Director of Naval Construction set the various design teams within his department the task of recording their wartime activities. All types were covered from the largest fleet carrier to the humblest tug, and the short summaries described the principal achievements of each design and distilled the lessons of combat." "By a quirk of history these essays were never published, so that this superb set of three volumes is the first complete publication. The contemporary illustrations intended for inclusion have been lost but a fine new selection is here incorporated, and the editor of the series, D. K. Brown, has added footnotes to explain obscure references and technical jargon." "This second volume includes submarines, corvettes and frigates, fleet mine sweepers and motor torpedo boats, and for those interested in the rationale of design and the performance of warships in battle it unlocks a vast source of fascinating and authentic original material upon which so much of postwar interpretation and analysis has been based."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: History

The Era Of World War Ii

Author : Roy S. Barnard
ISBN : UIUC:30112075632098
Genre : Government publications
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War At Sea 1939 1945

Author : Jürgen Rohwer
ISBN : UOM:39015038118157
Genre : Politicians
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This illustrated history of World War II describes the inter-related nature of the events which took place in the Baltic and North Seas, in the Arctic, the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. Photographs from all the countries involved give insights into the events of half a century ago and the author includes information which has emerged in recent years from the former Eastern Bloc countries. The author, who was a witness to the terrible events of 1939-1945, aims to create a vivid picture of the realities of war at sea and to give some idea of how the conflict was enacted and how it affected the men who took part in it. Every aspect of the naval war is addressed, from the top-level discussions and decisions concerning technical requirements and operations, to the events of the battles themselves.
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British Battleships 1939 45 1

Author : Angus Konstam
ISBN : 9781782008408
Genre : History
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With the outbreak of World War II, Britain's Royal Navy and her fleet of battleships would be at the forefront of her defence. Yet ten of the 12 battleships were already over 20 years old, having served in World War I, and required extensive modifications to allow them to perform a vital service throughout the six long years of conflict. This title offers a comprehensive review of the development of these British battleships from their initial commissioning to their peacetime modifications and wartime service, with detailed descriptions of the effectiveness of the main armament of individual ships. With specially commissioned artwork and a dramatic re-telling of key battleship conflicts, this book will highlight what it was like on board for the sailors who risked their lives on the high seas.
Category: History

British Battlecruisers 1939 45

Author : Angus Konstam
ISBN : 184176633X
Genre : History
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When war broke out in 1939, only three true battlecruisers remained in the Royal Navy including HMS 'Hood', the world's largest and fastest capital ship for much of her life, which would be destroyed in action against the German battleship 'Bismarck'. Out of the remaining two battlecruisers ('Repulse' and 'Renown') one was sunk by Japanese aircraft off Singapore, whilst the other served with distinction until the end of the war. This book traces the pre-war development of these spectacular warships, then describes their wartime exploits, using this to demonstrate their operational and mechanical performance. It examines what life was like on these wartime battlecruisers when they sailed into action.
Category: History

British And Commonwealth Merchant Ship Losses To Axis Submarines 1939 1945

Author : Alan J. Tennent
ISBN : UOM:39015053749225
Genre : History
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"In this reference volume, the author has consulted a variety of primary sources to provide full details for each of these ships - including the sinking of the vessel, the U-boat and commander responsible, and survivors, if any. Operation 'Deadlight', the disposal of submarines by the Royal Navy at the end of the war, is also covered. Complete with illustrations, this book is a groundbreaking piece of nautical research and will become a standard work of reference on the subject."--BOOK JACKET.
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Royal Historical Society Annual Bibliography Of British And Irish History

Author : Austin Gee
ISBN : 0199249172
Genre : History
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The Royal Historical Society's Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of books and articles published in a single calendar year. It covers all periods of British anbd Irish history from Roman Britain to the end of the twentieth century, and also includes a section on imperial and commonweatlh history. It is the most complete and up-to-date bibliography of its type, and an indispensable tool for historians.
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Royal Historical Society Annual Bibliography Of British And Irish History Publications Of 1998

Author : Austin Gee
ISBN : UCAL:B4987135
Genre : History
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The Royal Historical Society's Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of books and articles on historical topics published in a single calendar year. The volume covers all periods of British and Irish history from Roman Britain to the late twentieth century, and also includes a section on imperial and commonwealth history. It is the most complete and up-to-date bibliography of its type, and an indispensable tool for historians.
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World War 1939 45

Author : Peter Young
ISBN : STANFORD:36105080657229
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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The Fleet Air Arm Handbook 1939 1945

Author : David W. Wragg
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025253217
Genre : History
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The Fleet Air Arm Handbook 1939-45 is the most comprehensive review available of the Royal Navy's air power during the war years. Starting with a brief history, the book progresses with a full war diary of all of the major operations in a gripping narrative account. In-depth analysis reveals what it was like to work as part of the Fleet Air Arm during the war - the food, accommodation, training, activities and uniform; and gives a glimpse into the men's characters. At the outbreak of the Second World War, British naval aviation was in the midst of chaos and confusion. But as this book shows, the rapid expansion of the Fleet Air Arm was one of the major achievements of the war. The author provides a detailed look at the aircraft, squadrons, naval air stations and aircraft carriers, battleships and cruisers involved. The book ends with a review of what is available at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton.
Category: History

Royal Air Force 1939 1945

Author : Denis Richards
ISBN : UCBK:C006019211
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Category: World War, 1939-1945

Ships Monthly

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ISBN : UOM:39015058312672
Genre : Ships
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Category: Ships

The Air War 1939 1945

Author : Janusz Piekalkiewicz
ISBN : 0713711329
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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En kronologisk gennemgang af luftoperationerne bygget på såvel allierede som tyske kilder samt referater fra neutrale lande. Alle fronter omtales. Mange gode illustrationer. Oversigter og opstillinger.
Category: World War, 1939-1945

The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939 1945

Author : Robert A. Darlington
ISBN : UOM:39015047843571
Genre : History
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Recounts in detail the history of Canadian naval forces in WWII, taking a ship-by-ship and encounter-by-encounter approach.
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The Defeat Of The Enemy Attack On Shipping 1939 1945

Author : Great Britain. Naval Staff
ISBN : UOM:39015041765226
Genre : History
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During the First World War German use of unrestricted submarine warfare, supported by extensive mining and surface raids, very nearly forced Britain out of the war in 1917. The island's heavy dependence on seaborne supplies was gravely threatened again in 1939, supplemented this time by air attacks on shipping. After the war Commanders Waters and Barley wrote a Naval Staff History which has long been recognised as an authoritative study of the impact of the German campaign and its ultimate defeat by Britain and her allies. It remains an indispensable basis for any serious study of the Battle of the Atlantic and has here been updated and revised by Dr Grove, who also contributes a perceptive introduction outlining its significance.
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