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  • World War II at Sea by Craig L. Symonds
    World War II at Sea (English, Hardback) Craig L. Symonds

    Craig L. Symonds' World War II at Sea offers a definitive naval history of the Second World War presenting the chronology of the naval war, from The London Conference of 1930 to the surrender in Tokyo Bay in 1945, on a global scale for the first time.

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  • Indianapolis by Lynn Vincent
    Indianapolis (Hardback) Lynn Vincent

    Indianapolis is the thrilling true story of the greatest naval disaster in United States history - the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis during World War II - and the fight for survival and redemption that followed.

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  • The Falklands War Operations Manual by Chris McNab
    The Falklands War Operations Manual (English, Hardback) Chris McNab

    The Haynes Falklands War Operations Manual looks at the planning and logistics that made the whole operation possible. It considers how the naval Task Force was raised and assembled in rapid time, the adaptation and conversion of the liners QE2, Canberra and Uganda for war service in the South Atlantic, the logistics of the long voyage south, how Ascension Island became a 24/7 staging post...

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  • Italian Cruisers of World War II by Mark Stille
    Italian Cruisers of World War II (English, Paperback) Mark Stille, Paul Wright

    Packed with illustrations and technical detail, this is a rare insight into the design, capabilities, and war record of Italy's World War II cruisers. It is a must-have for naval enthusiasts, wargamers, modelers, and all those interested in World War II at sea.

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  • US Flush-Deck Destroyers 1916-45 by Mark Lardas
    US Flush-Deck Destroyers 1916-45 (English, Paperback) Mark Lardas, Julian Baker

    Filling a key hole in New Vanguard's coverage of these iconic ships, this is a detailed history of the US Navy's early destroyers and their long and varied careers, packed with photos and meticulously researched new artwork.

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  • Enemy Coast Ahead Uncensored by Guy Gibson
    Enemy Coast Ahead Uncensored (English, Paperback) Guy Gibson

    First published in 1944, Enemy Coast Ahead combines Guy Gibson's RAF career, including the famous Dambuster raid which he himself led, with the inside story of life in RAF Bomber Command and is still a riveting read for the immediacy and vibrancy of its writing. And yet, what has not been widely known is that the published edition of Enemy Coast Ahead was carefully cut by wartime censors. Now,...

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  • On Her Majesty's Nuclear Service by Eric Thompson
    On Her Majesty's Nuclear Service (English, Hardback) Eric Thompson

    One of the first ever memoirs by a Royal Navy nuclear submarine officer, this is the inside story of the men who ensured that 'Mutually Assured Destruction' was maintained at all times during the Cold War.

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  • British and Commonwealth Warship Camouflage of WW II: Cruisers and Minelayers Volume III by Malcolm George Wright
    British and Commonwealth Warship Camouflage of WW II: Cruisers and Minelayers Volume III (Hardback) Malcolm George Wright

    A totally original and unique reference work for ship modellers and enthusiasts

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  • The Drowned and the Saved by Les Wilson
    The Drowned and the Saved (English, Paperback) Les Wilson

    Next morning at about 6 o'clock my mother wakened us to say there had been a shipwreck and bodies were being washed ashore. My father had gone with others to look for survivors ... I don't think any survivors came in at Port Ellen but bodies did.The loss of two British ships crammed with American soldiers bound for the trenches of the First World War brought the devastation of war directly to the...

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  • Rabaul 1943-44 by Mark Lardas
    Rabaul 1943-44 (English, Paperback) Mark Lardas, Mark Postlethwaite

    The story of how Allied air power took the great Japanese base of Rabaul out of the Pacific War with an innovative strategy of aerial siege, backed by the courage and capability of the pilots who flew against the heavily fortified island.

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  • Too Few Too Far by George Thomsen
    Too Few Too Far (English, Paperback) George Thomsen, Malcolm Angel

    British Commando George Thomsen's action-filled account of combat during the Falklands War.

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  • U-47 in Scapa Flow by Angus Konstam
    U-47 in Scapa Flow (English, Paperback) Angus Konstam, Peter Dennis

    Drawing on the 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 disrepair that Scapa Flow had fallen into, and delves into the conspiracy theories surrounding the event.

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  • Warspite by Iain Ballantyne
    Warspite (Paperback) Iain Ballantyne

    No warship name in British naval history has more battle honours than Warspite. While this book looks at the lives of all eight vessels to bear the name (between 1596 and the 1990s), it concentrates on the truly epic story of the seventh vessel, a super-dreadnought battleship, conceived as the ultimate answer to German naval power, during the arms race that helped cause WW1. Warspite fought off...

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  • Austro-Hungarian Cruisers and Destroyers 1914-18 by Ryan K. Noppen
    Austro-Hungarian Cruisers and Destroyers 1914-18 (English, Paperback) Ryan K. Noppen, Paul Wright

    An expert in the field, Ryan Noppen examines Austro-Hungarian cruisers and destroyers in this fascinating study that will appeal to those with an interest in naval history and World War I.

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  • Seapower by Geoffrey Till
    Seapower (English, Paperback) Geoffrey Till

    This is the fourth, revised and updated, edition of Geoffrey Till's Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-first Century....

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  • French Battleships of World War One by John Jordan
    French Battleships of World War One (Hardback) John Jordan, Philippe Caresse

    The only comprehensive study of early French battleships in English

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  • Imperial Japanese Navy Antisubmarine Escorts 1941-45 by Mark Stille
    Imperial Japanese Navy Antisubmarine Escorts 1941-45 (English, Paperback) Mark Stille

    A fascinating history of the Imperial Japanese Navy's fleet of specialist antisubmarine warships, which examines how they attempted to safeguard Japan's trade links against the mighty US Navy. A must for enthusiasts of the Imperial Japanese Navy and all naval historians, wargamers and modelers interested in the Pacific War.

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  • The Four Days' Battle of 1666 by Frank L. Fox
    The Four Days' Battle of 1666 (Paperback) Frank L. Fox

    The only detailed English-language study of this great sea battle.

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  • Battleship Yamato by Jan Morris
    Battleship Yamato (Hardback) Jan Morris

    The battleship Yamato, of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was the most powerful warship of World War II and represented the climax, as it were, of the Japanese warrior traditions of the samurai - the ideals of honour, discipline, and self-sacrifice that had immemorially ennobled the Japanese national consciousness.

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  • British Destroyers 1939-45 by Angus Konstam
    British Destroyers 1939-45 (English, Paperback) Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan

    Packed with photos and stunning new artwork, this is a concise history of the Royal Navy's wartime-built destroyers, the backbone of the fleet.

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