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 the entire German fleet at Jutland, survived a mutiny between the wars and then covered herself in glory in action from the Arctic to the Indian Ocean during WW2. She was the flagship of Admiral Sir John Cunningham when he mastered the Italian Navy in the Mediterranean, her guns inflicting devastating damage on the enemy at Calabria in 1940 and Matapan in 1941. She narrowly avoided destruction by the Japanese carrier force that devastated Pearl Harbor. She provided crucial fire support for Allied landings in Sicily, Italy, Normandy and Walcheren. A lucky ship in battle, she survived dive-bombers off Crete and glider bomb hits off Salerno. The 'Spite' had a reputation for being obtuse at unexpected moments, running aground and losing her steering several times; she broke free from her towropes on the way to the breakers and ending up beached at St Michael's Mount where it took a decade to dismantle her. She had fought to the end.But this is not just the story of a warship. Wherever possible the voices of those men who fought aboard her speak directly to the reader about their experiences. The Warspite is also the story of a great naval nation which constructed her as the ultimate symbol of its imperial power and then scrapped her when the sun set on that empire.Iain Ballantyne is a much published naval author. His books for Pen and Sword include Warspite, London and Victory in the Famous Ships of the British Navy series as well as Strike From the Sea. He is editor of Warships International.
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Iain Ballantyne is a naval historian and the editor of Warships International Fleet Review.
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Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR004106880
Descrizione libro Leo Cooper, 2001. Hardback. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. Andrews, Dennis C. (illustratore). First edition.. 1st 2001. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. B/w photos. [S]. Codice libro della libreria 1607983
Descrizione libro Leo Cooper, Barnsley, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Dennis C. Andrews (illustratore). First Edition. Profusely illustrated. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. 224 pp. Internally clean. Binding firm, spine slightly cocked. Dust jacket slightly creased. Illustrator: Dennis C. Andrews. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Ships & the Sea; Britain/UK; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 0850527791. ISBN/EAN: 9780850527797. Inventory No: 20514. Codice libro della libreria 20514
Descrizione libro Leo Cooper, Barnsley, 2001. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. 224pp, index, bibliography, black and white photographs (from the Goodman collection), specially commissioned paintings and drawings by Dennis C Andrews. The story of all 8 warships to carry the name 'Warspite', concentrating of the 7th, the mighty battleship which fought her way through both world wars. Blue boards, very slight edge browning, a VG tight copy in dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 019250