Sailors Under Fire

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War Stories recounts true tales of heroism and courage under fire throughout history, from ancient wars to the world's most recent conflicts.

Sailors at war must battle not only their enemies but also the cold, deadly sea. How have men and women from around the world shown bravery in the face of such struggles? How have naval battles changed over the centuries? Read this book to find out the answers to these questions and many more.

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Overview

War Stories recounts true tales of heroism and courage under fire throughout history, from ancient wars to the world's most recent conflicts.

Sailors at war must battle not only their enemies but also the cold, deadly sea. How have men and women from around the world shown bravery in the face of such struggles? How have naval battles changed over the centuries? Read this book to find out the answers to these questions and many more.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
In the annals of military history far more attention is generally paid to the exploits of great armies rather than great navies. Perhaps this imbalance is the result of the fact that armies contain vast numbers of humanity while naval engagements, even the most expansive, involve much smaller numbers of participants. However, there have been naval battles that have changed the course of history regardless of how many or few participants were involved. One need only think of the English defeat of the Spanish Armada, Nelson's victory over the French at Trafalgar, or the American victory at Midway during World War II to realize just how significant the effects of naval warfare can be. It is naval combat that makes up this volume of the illustrated "War Stories" series. In telling this story Brian Williams does an excellent job of providing his readers with an interesting introduction to naval history and the stories of fighting ships and the men who serve them. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781406221992
  • Publisher: Raintree Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2011
  • Pages: 32
  • Lexile: 840L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Sailing-Ship Battles 6

The Age of Ironclad Battleships 12

The Attack on Pearl Harbor 18

Warships Under Fire 22

Conclusion 26

Sailors under fire around the world 28

Glossary 30

Find out More 31

Index 32

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