About the Author
His Osprey titles include British Battlecruisers 1939-45, British Motor Torpedo Boats 1939-45 (both New Vanguard Series), and a string of other nautical titles. His other works include Hunt the Bismark (Naval Institute Press, 2003), PT Boats (Ian Allen, 2005) and Warships (PRC, 2001). He has also written a 100 edition part-work series on Naval History for Osprey/Del Prado.
His latest book is Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate (Wiley, 2006). A former naval officer, maritime archeologist and maritime museum curator, Angus has a long and passionate love affair with the sea, maritime history and warships. For more details visit the author's website at www.anguskonstam.com
Table of Contents· Introduction: Background to the subject, covering the changing role of battleships between 1918 and 1945 · Design and development: Covers the chronological development of these battleships, covering modifications made during their lives · Operational history: Follows the service history of each of the ten battleships covered in each volume, including a brief description of the actions they participated in · Armament: This section describes the main armament of the ships, demonstrates their effectiveness, and discusses the way in which the guns were operated · Battleships in action: A detailed and dramatic account of HMS Warspite at the Battle of Matapan (1941) · Bibliography
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