Battleships

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This lavishly illustrated book offers a concise history of the battleship from the end of the Age of Sail to the Iowa Class. Focusing on the world wars has been common in such books; this one also covers the pre-Dreadnaught era, and does it well. There are ample photos of the ships themselves, of scale models, and line drawings. The text was written by a lover of the big ships, as is evident in the section on H.M.S. Vanguard, the last British battleship, described as, a magnificant sea boat, that handled beautifully, without the lumbering movements of less aquadynamic vessels.
This lavishly illustrated book offers a concise history of the battleship from the end of the Age of Sail to the Iowa Class. Focusing on the world wars has been common in such books; this one also covers the pre-Dreadnaught era, and does it well. There are ample photos of the ships themselves, of scale models, and line drawings. The text was written by a lover of the big ships, as is evident in the section on H.M.S. Vanguard, the last British battleship, described as, a magnificant sea boat, that handled beautifully, without the lumbering movements of less aquadynamic vessels.
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Author Antony Preston
Published 1981
Book Condition Excellent condition in a dust jacket
Dimensions (cm) 22x31
Pages 192
Weight (g) 1135.0000
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