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Battle At Sea

Author : John Keegan
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In Battle at Sea, Sir John Keegan applies to maritime warfare the technique that he put to such brilliant effect in his classic of war on land, The Face of Battle. He concentrates on four key conflicts: Trafalgar, Jutland, Midway and the Battle of the Atlantic. He takes us into the very heart of the fighting while providing a remarkable panoramic view of naval warfare through the centuries.

War at Sea

Author : Nathan Miller
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From the sinking of the British passenger liner Athenia on September 3, 1939, by a German U-boat (against orders) to the Japanese surrender on board the Missouri on September 2, 1945, War at Sea covers every major naveal battle of World War II. "A first-rate work and the best history of its kind yet written".--Vice Admiral William P. Mack, U.S.N. (Ret.). 30 photos.

Edward III and the War at Sea

Author : Graham Cushway
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The story of the war at sea in the reign of Edward III, including the important sea battles, and an analysis of the development of the English navy in the period.

Battle at Sea

Author : R.G. Grant
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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 organizations behind history’s greatest naval conflicts; spectacular 3D digital artworks following the crucial stages of key battles, step by step; profiles of naval crew — the captain, officers, gunners, quartermaster, surgeon, cooks, and boatswains — exploring their changing roles throughout history; eyewitness accounts recreatingthe experience of the opposing forces in key battles, whether preparing for conflict, in the heat of battle, or dealing with the aftermath of an engagement; photographic tours revealing the intricate details of surviving or reconstructed warships—from an Ancient Greek trireme to a nuclear-powered submarine; features on weapons and technology highlighting developments in naval warfare, from boarding equipment to sonar, cannons to missiles, and propulsion through steam to nuclear power. Battle at Sea is organized into five chapters that are arranged in chronological order. Ancient Wars covers the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, and the great naval battles between warring Chinese dynasties; Medieval Battles charts the era from the fall of Rome to 1500CE; Gun, Sail, and Empire chronicles the European powers setting out on voyages of exploration and colonization; Iron Wars ends with World War II; Technology and Terrorism outlines how naval forces played a crucial role in the balance of terror during the Cold War and still have avital part to play in the uncertainties of the modern world.

Crete 1941

Author : David Arthur Thomas
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This is a chronicle of naval defeat, covering a six-week period between April and June 1941 in the waters around Greece and Crete. The Royal Navy was subject to constant aerial bombardment, with little or no air support from the RAF. Even though there was no opposing sea fleet, this was a running battle that could hardly be won. There was no protection from Luftwaffe attacks, the Germans having air bases all around: there was nowhere for the British ships to hide. Three cruisers, eight destroyers and 2,000 men were lost, many other major ships badly damaged. It was Admiral Cunningham's calculated risk that the evacuation of the troops must continue; as a result, the British maintained their vital presence in the Eastern Mediterranean. This account makes for tragic reading, but throws light on the development of naval strategy in the entire Mediterranean theatre.

Battle at Sea op 58

Author : Justin Taylor
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War at Sea 1939 1945

Author : Jürgen Rohwer
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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.

The Face of Naval Battle

Author : David Stevens
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This book examines how the human involvement in naval warfare has developed over the 20th Century and how it is likely to evolve over the first part of the 21st Century.

War at Sea in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Author : Ernest J King Professor of Maritime History Chairman Maritime History Department and Director Naval War College Museum John B Hattendorf
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The role and characteristics of armed force at sea in western Europe and the Mediterranean prior to 1650.

War at Sea

Author : James P. Delgado
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"From an author who has spent four decades in the quest for lost ships, this lavishly illustrated history of naval warfare presents the latest archaeology of sunken warships. It provides a unique perspective on the evolution of naval conflicts, strategies, and technologies, while vividly conjuring up the dangerous life of war at sea"--