David Hobbs looks at the post-World War II fortunes of the most powerful fleet in the Royal Navy--its decline in the face of diminishing resources, its final fall at the hands of ignorant politicians, and its recent resurrection in the form of the Queen Elizabeth class carriers, the largest ships ever built for the Royal Navy. Despite prophecies that nuclear weapons would make conventional forces obsolete, British carrier-borne aircraft were almost continuously employed. This book combines narratives of poorly understood operations with clear analysis of their strategic and political background. With beautiful illustrations and original research, British Carrier Strike Fleet tells an important but largely untold story of renewed significance as Britain once again embraces carrier operation.
|Publisher:||Naval Institute Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.00(d)|
About the Author
David Hobbs served in the Royal Navy for 33 years and is curator of the Fleet Air Arm Museum. He is the author of many books, including A Century of Naval Aviation, The British Pacific Fleet, and British Aircraft Carriers.