Wars & Battles

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  • A Pictorial History of the sea war 1939-1945


    More than 450 photos of a superb visual record of world war two. Great battle convoys between aircraft, u-boats and escorts.

  • American Gunboats and Minesweepers


    This large format book lists all auxiliary escort vessels of the U.S. Navy in WW2, including ex-British corvettes, the famous “Eagle” boats of WW1, and converted fishing craft and yachts. Provides specifications of the various vessels, together with details of each vessel’s launch date, builder and fate.

  • Armada


    The bulk of this book concerns the 1587-8 campaign, its preperation, course and conclusion. Illustrations throughout.

  • Battleship Cruiser Destroyer


    Combined volume of 3 titles in the At War Series, life aboard the ship for captain and crew, above and below deck. Black and white photos throughout.

  • Battleships


    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.

  • Battleships 1856-1977


    Describes the rise and fall of the battleship from the Ironclad Le Gloire , laid down in 1858 to the New Jersey, which saw action during the Vietnam war. Photographsd and illustrations, maps and charts.

  • Battleships of World War Two – An International Encyclopedia


    Complete coverage of design, modifications, technical data, and service history, for WW2 battleships from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan. The Soviet Union, Sweden, Turkey and the USA Illustrated in black-and-white with over 250 photographs and line drawings

  • Before the Aircraft Carrier – The Development of Aviation Vessels 1849-1922


    Describes by particulars and brief histories the surface craft that over a span of 73 years were employed experimentally or operationally in efforts to adapt aerial devices to the service of naval warfare. The book follows the successful approach of the Conway’s FIghting ships series divided by country with general introductions followed by tabular data and histories of all the ships. Illustrated with some very rare photos of these little known vessels and their aircraft.

  • Blood in the Sea


    The untold story of a warship on patrol in the deceptively calm waters of the South Atlantic, her crew and their awful joint fate – inextricably linked to German naval Enigma decrypts from Bletchley Park.

  • Britains Glorious Navy


    Personnel: The Power of the Royal Navy; Life on board a battleship; The Command of the Navy and its Ships; The Corps of Royal Marines; The Woman’s Royal Naval Service. Materiel: Battleship Construction; The Naval Air Arm – Yesterday and Today; Cruisers and Destroyers; The Submarine Service; The Small Craft of the Fleet; Gunnery in the Royal Navy. Operations: Mines and Mine Sweeping; General Sea Strastegy; Fleet Battle Tactics; Fleets and Naval Bases; The Navies of the Empire; The Merchant Navy in Wartime; Amphibious Warfare

  • Britains Sea war


    A diary of ship losses 1939-1945 with record of naval and merchant ships lost.

  • Destroyer & Preserver – The story of HMS Middleton & Her ships company


    Drawing on official records and the vivid and often humorous recollections of over 60 members of the ships company, the author- him self a member of the crew – provides an absorbing and well researched account of life in a small destroyer.

  • Fighting Ships in the age of steam


    A Selection of true stories of famous steam warships, which were intorduced tentatively in the Crimean War

  • Fighting Ships Of the World – An illustrated encyclopedia


    he last 40 years of development and modern shipbuilding. Over 400 classes of warships described. From the Abdiel, a fast minelayer of the Royal Navy to the Zulu, a Soviet attack submarine class.

  • Fighting Ships Of World War 2


    Describes fighting ships detailing their wartime careers and their design features. Many individual ships & in many cases their ends.

  • German Warships of World War 2


    German warships: At the end of the first World War Germany was left with a very large and powerful Navy, but under the terms of the Armistice this was speedily disbanded. Rebuilding on a small scale began in 1921 and the Anglo-German Naval Treaty of 1934 allowed a limited tonnage to be constructed. By May 1938 Hitler had ordered a full scale rebuilding programme which he envisaged would put the Kriegsmarine ahead of the Royal navy by 1944/45

  • Guns at Sea


    Guns at sea captures the drama and excitement of naval warfare and record its history for everyone interested in the sea, in ships and in adventure. Maps and 140 illustrations.

  • Heritage of the Sea


    Details the history of 22 famous old ships, Victory, Cutty Sark, Discovery, Arethusa, Gypsy Moth IV, Belfast, Warrior, Great Britain, Cavalier, Old Caledonia, Wellington, Medway Queen, Chrysanthemum & President, Foudroyant, Kathleen & May, Caroline, Cambria, Unicorn, Gannet, Lydia Eva, Kingswear Castle, Albion and other ships, which are preserved or are being preserved (at the time of the book printing) and illustrates them in colour. For the first time the examples of this heritage of the sea are combined in one volume.

  • Life-boats and life-boats people


    Story of the Royal National Life-Boat Institution, RNLI, the boats, their crews and the people behind the scenes. Black and white photographs.

  • Lights of the Inside Passage


    A history of British Columbia’s Lighthouses and their keepers. Black and white photos.

  • Maritime History of Britain and Ireland


    A comprehensive one volume account of the maritime history of the British Isles from the early Middle Ages to the dawn of the 21st century. 136 black and white illustrations.

  • Midget Submarines


    Fotofax Warships series, an account of the development and use of the human torpedoes, semi-submersible and midget submarines mainly in WW2 but including some of the developments that took place in 1918,

  • Navies of the Second Wolrd War – British Battleships and Aircraft Carriers


    This compact handbook presents a unique and very comprehensive description of all British capital ships and aircraft carriers which took part in the Second World War. Special attention has been given to wartime alterations, and the information compiled is the result of many years of research of official records and other sources. The text contains considerable notes on design background for each class of vessel, and the scope has been widened to embrace seaplane carriers and merchant aircraft carriers as well, of which the latter merit inclusion on the originality of concept alone

  • Navies of the Second World War – American Battleships, Carriers & Cruisers


    Military Studies & Warfare, Naval & Maritime Studies, World War II, Battleships