: A Complete Illustrated History of International Naval Warships from 1860 to the Present Day Shown in Over 1200 Archive Photographs
|This is a complete illustrated history of international naval warships from 1860 to the present day shown in over 1200 archive photographs. It presents an illustrated history of battleships and cruisers from 1860 to the present day, featuring informative and expert descriptions of over 400 ships detailing their construction, function and history. It includes three fascinating directories for both battleships and cruisers, each focusing on a particular time period: pre-World War I, World War I, then World War II and beyond. Specification boxes provide at-a-glance information about each ship's country of origin, launch date, size, weight, power, performance and more. It features over 1000 colour and black-and-white archive photographs from naval and military sources worldwide, many rarely seen before in publication. This meticulously researched and illustrated book is split into two sections, the first focusing on the history of the battleship, and the second on the cruiser. Each section includes a comprehensive history and three chronological directories featuring the major vessels of that era. Containing a huge volume of information, together with a unique collection of more than 1000 color and black and white archive photographs, this book provides both enthusiasts and historians with everything they will want to know about battleships and cruisers through history.
Author: Peter Hore
Title: The World Encyclopedia of Battleships and Cruisers: A Complete Illustrated History of International Naval Warships from 1860 to the Present Day Shown in Over 1200 Archive Photographs
First Published by: Lorenz Books
Date: 3 January 2011