FRENCH-BATTLESHIPS-1922-1956

Download French-battleships-1922-1956 ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to FRENCH-BATTLESHIPS-1922-1956 book pdf for free now.

French Battleships 1922 1956

Author : John Jordan
ISBN : 9781473828254
Genre : History
File Size : 52.76 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 671
Read : 714

The battleships of the Dunkerque and Richelieu classes were the most radical and influential designs of the interwar period, and were coveted by the British, the Germans and the Italians following the Armistice of June 1940. After an extensive refit in the USA, Richelieu went on to serve alongside the Royal Navy during 1943-45. Using a wealth of primary-source material, some of which has only recently been made available, John Jordan and Robert Dumas have embarked on a completely new study of these important and technically interesting ships. A full account of their development is followed by a detailed analysis of their design characteristics, profusely illustrated by inboard profiles and schematic drawings. The technical chapters are interspersed with operational histories of the ships, with a particular focus on the operations in which they engaged other heavy units: Mers el-Kebir, Dakar and Casablanca. These accounts include a detailed analysis of their performance in action and the damage sustained, and are supported by specially-drawn maps and by the logs of Strasbourg and Richelieu. Twenty-two colour profile and plan views illustrate the ships' appearance at the various stages of their careers.
Category: History

French Destroyers

Author : John Jourdan
ISBN : 9781848323605
Genre : History
File Size : 28.55 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 655
Read : 284

Between the wars the French produced some of the largest, and certainly the fastest, destroyers in the world. Known as Contre-Torpilleurs, these striking and innovatory super-destroyers form the core of this book, but the more conventional Torpilleurs d'Escadre are also covered. This history combines the technical and service material published in French-language monographs over the past two decades with the authors' own research from primary sources. The structure of the book follows that of the highly successful French Cruisers, with Part I devoted to the design of each of the classes built after 1922. The text is accompanied by detailed data tables and illustrated by a comprehensive set of specially-drawn plans and schemas based on official documents, as well as carefully-selected photographs from French naval sources and from private collections. Coverage runs down to the Le Hardi class, the last pre-war design.. Part II deals with the historical side, covering the eventful careers of these ships before, during and after the war. This section is illustrated by maps specially drawn for the book, and by contemporary photographs. Like its highly successful predecessors, French Battleships and French Cruisers, this beautifully presented book blends technical and historical analysis to produce what must become the standard English-language reference work.
Category: History

French Cruisers

Author : John Jordan
ISBN : 9781848321335
Genre : History
File Size : 66.55 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 134
Read : 681

The French produced some of the most striking and innovatory interwar cruiser designs. A large amount of new information about these ships has become available over the past twenty years in France, but this book is the first to make this accessible to an English-speaking readership. Part I explains the design philosophy behind each of the classes built after 1922, and outlines the characteristics of each type, accompanied by detailed data tables and a comprehensive set of specially-drawn plans based on official documents, as well as carefully-selected photographs. Coverage includes the De Grasse, laid down in August 1939 and completed postwar as an AA cruiser, and also the heavy cruisers of the Saint Louis class intended to follow her, about which little has been published. Part II deals with the historical side, covering not only the eventful careers of these ships, but also explaining the peacetime organisation of the Marine Nationale, the complex politics of this turbulent period and their impact on the navy. Like its highly successful predecessor, French Battleships, this beautifully presented book subtly blends technical and historical analysis to produce what must become the standard reference work.
Category: History

Warship International

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105072002830
Genre : Warships
File Size : 82.29 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 613
Read : 357

Category: Warships

World Almanac And Book Of Facts

Author : Mark S. Hoffman
ISBN : 0886875595
Genre : Almanacs
File Size : 63.4 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 575
Read : 1310

Lists news events, population figures, and miscellaneous data of an historic, economic, scientific and social nature.
Category: Almanacs

The World Almanac And Book Of Facts 1999

Author : Robert Famighetti
ISBN : 0886878322
Genre : Almanacs, American
File Size : 30.94 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 241
Read : 726

Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects
Category: Almanacs, American