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Battleships - the War at Sea

Battleships - the War at Sea


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seaweed submitted a new resource:

Battleships - the War at Sea - The life and service of the capital ship across all navies from 1871 to 1991

The scope of the book covers the inception of the capital ship (battleship or battlecruiser) and its life from 1871 to 1999 although the battleship's primary role - to fight other battleships - only lasted from 1904 (the Russo-Japanese War) to 1944 (the Battle of Leyte Gulf); it will be seen how seldom was there actual battleship-on-battleship action. The shore bombardment role, and therefore ultimate service life, lasted to 1991.

The inception, design and steady increase in power are...

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