World War Two at Sea

ebook The Last Battleships

By Philip Kaplan

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This wide-ranging naval history features rare wartime battleship images combined with thrilling first person accounts from servicemen.
During the Second World War, big-gun battleships represented the ultimate power of the world's greatest navies. In this book, veteran battleship crew members describe their unforgettable experiences aboard these iconic vessels. Here are the vivid recollections of a Royal Navy officer at Jutland; tales of the loss of the German warship Scharnhorst in the arctic; combat experience inside a sixteen-inch gun turret aboard an Iowa-class battleship during the Gulf War; and many others.
Included too is the story of the great German battleship Bismarck, which sank the pride of the British fleet; the story of HMS Hood; and that of the USS Missouri,on whose deck the final surrender document of the Second World War was signed.
The text is combined with a compelling selection of historic images representing the era of the great battleships from the early years through the First and Second World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and the preservation of a handful of these vessels as museum pieces today.
World War Two at Sea