British Battlecruisers 1939–45 (New Vanguard) by Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan

British Battlecruisers 1939–45 (New Vanguard) Author: Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan
eBook Title: British Battlecruisers 1939–45 (New Vanguard)
ISBN10: 184176633X
ISBN13: 978-1841766331
Language: English
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (October 22, 2003)
Category: History
Subcategory: Military
Size ePub vers.: 1838 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1350 kb
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When war broke out in 1939, only three true battlecruisers remained in the Royal Navy including HMS 'Hood', the world's largest and fastest capital ship for much of her life, which would be destroyed in action against the German battleship 'Bismarck'. Out of the remaining two battlecruisers ('Repulse' and 'Renown') one was sunk by Japanese aircraft off Singapore, whilst the other served with distinction until the end of the war. This book traces the pre-war development of these spectacular warships, then describes their wartime exploits, using this to demonstrate their operational and mechanical performance. It examines what life was like on these wartime battlecruisers when they sailed into action.

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