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Image for Commonwealth Cruisers 1939-45 #226 Osprey New Vanguard

Commonwealth Cruisers 1939-45 #226 Osprey New Vanguard

By: Angus Konstam

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003357

ISBN: 1472805011

Condition: New


In the early 20th century Britain's largest colonies established their own small naval presence, and their ships fought alongside the Royal Navy during World War I. These fleets were expanded during the inter-war years, and in 1939 the Royal Australian Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy willingly joined the fight on behalf of the British Commonwealth. For the most part these small navies consisted of a few cruisers and destroyers, designed to protect territorial waters and local sea lanes. However, these warships and their crews soon found themselves involved in a glo... View more info

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U-47 in Scapa Flow: The Sinking of HMS Royal Oak 1939 #33 Osprey Raid

By: Angus Konstam

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003359

ISBN: 1472808908

Condition: New


At the outset of World War II, Scapa Flow was supposed to be the safe home base of the British Navy - nothing could penetrate the defences of this bastion. So how, in the dead of night, was Gunther Prien's U-47 able to slip through the line of protective warships to sink the mighty Royal Oak? This book provides the answer with an account of one of the most daring naval raids in history. Drawing on the latest underwater archaeological research, this study explains how Prien and his crew navigated the North Sea and Kirk Sound to land a devastating blow to the British. It reveals the level of dis... View more info

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Taranto 1940: The Fleet Air Arm's Precursor to Pearl Harbor #288 Osprey Campaign

By: Angus Konstam

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472808967

ISBN: 1472808967

Condition: New


The Royal Navy's attack on Taranto in 1940 heralded a new age of warfare. It was the decisive moment in a struggle for dominance of the Mediterranean that had gone on for months, as the British and Italian navies both looked to secure maritime supply routes for their colonies. With the enormous demands of a global war beginning to tell, the British capital ships were simply too thinly spread for a large fleet action against Taranto, where the bulk of the Italian fleet lay menacingly. How was the Royal Navy to eliminate the threat of the Regia Marina? This is the story of one of World War II's ... View more info

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Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship: 7th - 11th Centuries #64 Osprey Duel

By: Angus Konstam and Peter Dennis

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000429

ISBN: 147280757X

Condition: New


For four hundred years the Byzantine Empire's naval forces vied with the warships of the Islamic world for mastery of the Mediterranean. At the heart of this confrontation were the fighting vessels of the two powers, the Byzantine dromon and the Arabic shalandi, both oared warships. In those four centuries of warfare between two major maritime powers, both the Byzantines and the Arabs left us records of their doctrine and tactics, as well as of how their ships were built. Featuring full-colour artwork and rigorous analysis from an authority on naval warfare, this enthralling book offers a glim... View more info