GREAT NAVAL BATTLES: From Medieval Wars to The Present Day

Book number: 93926 Product format: Hardback Author: HELEN DOE

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This richly illustrated book steers a course through some of history's most epic engagements on the high seas, written by the renowned naval historian Dr Helen Doe. From the medieval to modern times, this fascinating guide recalls over 50 naval battles which have changed the course of history as ships evolved from simple battering tams to sophisticated war machines. Arranged chronologically, two double pages spreads are dedicated to a different battle - including why they took place, who was in command, the technologies available to them and the battle tactics they used. Includes among many more: Battle of Sandwich (1217), the Battles of Winchelsea, Lepanto, Cadiz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cape Passaro, Flamborough Head, Chesapeake Bay, the Nile, Tripoli and the First Barbary War, Navarino, The Battle of Trafalgar (1805), The Battle of Jutland (1916), Pearl Harbor (1941) the Battle of the Java Sea, the Battle of Midway, the battles for Guadalcanal right up to the Falklands War (1982). Featuring dramatic paintings, detailed battle plans, incredible full-colour photography and fascinating objects and artifacts like medals and charts, this intriguing book charts the key role of naval warfare through this and explores how technology, leadership, luck, and even the weather, have played their part in defining the world we live in today. Lampooning cartoons, glorious colour artworks of sailing ships by Garneray, and the Battle of Finisterre by Samuel Scoot are among page after page images. Glamorous large 30.2 x 2.7 x 25.3cm 256 pages.
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Product Format Hardback
ISBN 9781839406775
Published Price £24.99

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