Ships Without Names: The Story of the Royal Navy's Tank Landing Ships of World War Two by Brian MacDermott
eBook Title: Ships Without Names: The Story of the Royal Navy's Tank Landing Ships of World War Two
Publisher: Arms & Armour; First Edition edition (May 1, 1993)
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This is an illustrated account of these remarkable vessels which played a crucial role in the Allied offensives of the 1939-45 war. The American-built landing ship was a vessel of the most functional design and primitive construction. Genuinely "bathtub-like" in concept and shape whese ships landed hundreds of thousands of men and machines on the shores of occupied Europe, Africa and other World War II theatres. Unarmed and wretchedly open to attack, they often represented the only means of getting heavy armour ashore and were that important to the various landings. Their US construction, transfer to the UK, and operational work are all covered and each numbered LST is charted and its action noted.