Bennett's work sat amongst the best when it was first published. Thanks to its attention to detail in the build-up and gripping narrative, it is a place it still holds to this day.

Burton Mail

One of the most readable accounts of a unit's fortunes in the First World War.

Southend Echo

The author has provided a stimulating account of the death of Force Z and challenged many of the previous accounts. ... a very credible presentation of an alternative view.


a fascinating study, we learn a lot about the composition of the Navy 200 years ago.

The Lady Magazine

This new 335 page book is everything you would want form a modeller's point of view - it's packed with photographs and plans of all the German battlecruisers, including those that were not completed or only reached the project stage. All in all, I can't recommend this book highly enough - it's right up there with the like of R.A. Burt and Norman Friedman and you'll have to go a long way to find a better publication.

IPMS - Battleship Special Interest Group