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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

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Subs Down Under : Brisbane, 1942-1945

By: David Jones and Peter Nunan

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2011

Seller ID: 9781921555893

ISBN: 1921555890

Condition: New


David Jones and Peter Nunan tell, for the first time, the complete story of the U.S. Submarine task force based in Brisbane during World War II. Highly secret at the time, the submarines' activities remain little known even today, although their contribution to the war effort in the Pacific was significant. Drawing on personal experiences of individual sailors to give readers a dramatic picture of life at sea, Subs Down Under proudly records the professional cooperation and personal friendships that developed between the Australians and the Americans. View more info

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Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The Disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II

By: Jeffrey Cox

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003388

ISBN: 1472810600

Condition: New


Few events have ever shaken a country in the way that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor affected the United States. The Japanese forces then continued to overwhelm the Allies, attacking Malaya with its fortress of Singapore, and taking resource-rich islands in the Pacific in their own blitzkrieg offensive. Allied losses in these early months after America's entry into the war were great, and among the most devastating were those suffered during the Java Sea Campaign, where a small group of Americans, British, Dutch, and Australians were isolated in the Far East - directly in the path of the ... View more info

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US Standard-Type Battleships 1941-45 1: Nevada, Pennsylvania and New Mexico Classes #220 Osprey New Vanguard

By: Mark Stille

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000434

ISBN: 1472806964

Condition: New


Written by US Navy expert Mark Stille, this book offers a unique insight into the Standard-type classes of US battleships. It provides a detailed investigation into the histories of each of the warships in the Standard-type battleship classes, the first three of which, the Nevada, Pennsylvania and New Mexico, formed the US Navy's main force in the inter-war period. The Standard-types reflected a new design philosophy: by designing each class to meet common standards of maneuvrability and handling, vessels of different classes could operate as a single tactical unit without being limited by the... View more info

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US Navy Carrier Aircraft vs IJN Yamato Class Battleships: Pacific Theater 1944-45 #69 Duel

By: Mark Stille

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002007

ISBN: 1472808495

Condition: New


As the Pacific War approached a crescendo, the clashes between swarming US Navy carrier aircraft, and the gigantic Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Yamato-class battleships became symbolic of the fortunes of the two nations. They also served as a metaphor for the profound changes in naval technology and doctrine that the war had brought about. The two opposing forces were the most powerful of their kind - the Japanese Yamato and Musashi were the biggest most heavily armored and armed battleships ever built, while US carrier aviation had evolved into a well-oiled, war-winning machine. With detailed... View more info

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Republican Roman Warships 509-27 BC #225 New Vanguard

By: Raffaele D'Amato

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002012

ISBN: 1472808274

Condition: New


The birth of the mighty Roman Navy was anchored in the Romans' extraordinary ability to absorb and perfect the technology of other states and empires. This is the story of the design, development and operation of the Republican Roman warship in the age of the conquest of the Mediterranean, from the first Roman naval adventure of 394 BC and the Punic Wars, to Pompey's operations against the Cilician Pirates and Caesar's victorious naval campaigns in Armorica, concluding with the consolidation of the Mediterranean Sea as Mare Nostrum with the battle of Actium in 31 BC. Archaeological photography... View more info

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Ottoman Navy Warships 1914-18 #227 New Vanguard

By: Ryan K. Noppen

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472806192

ISBN: 1472806190

Condition: New


At the start of the 20th century the Ottoman Navy was a shadow of its former might, a reflection of the empire as a whole - the "Sick Man of Europe". Years of defeat, nepotism, and neglect had left the Ottoman Navy with a mix of obsolete vessels, whilst the list of prospective enemies was ever-growing. An increasing Russian naval presence in the Black Sea and the alarming emergence of Italy and Greece as regional Naval powers proved beyond all doubt that intensive modernization was essential, indeed, the fate of the Empire as a naval power depended on it. So the Ottoman Navy looked to the ulti... View more info