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This book has been released under the following alternate titles:-
The Great Ships Pass: British Battleships at War 1939-1945

This work offers an authoritative study of the battleship in World War II. It features stirring episodes of naval combat. It covers the famous chase after the Bismarck, the sinking of the Scharnhorst, the coastal bombardments on D-Day, and other actions. Although naval development before World War II focused on aircraft carriers, the British nevertheless had seventy battleships - larger and more powerful than ever before - under construction at the outbreak of the war. Indeed, one of the Allies' first successes came in December 1939 when British ships hunted down and successfully engaged the German Graf Spee off the coast of South America. The war would hasten the battleship's decline, but not before producing dramatic moments at sea.

The Great Ships: British Battleships in World War II

Author: Peter C. Smith

Title: The Great Ships Pass: British Battleships at War 1939-1945

Series: Stackpole Military History

First Published by: Kimber


Format: HC

Date: 28 November 1977

ISBN-10: 0718301757

ISBN-13: 9780718301750



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