Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn

Capital Ships at War 1939 - 1945 (Hardback)

Naval

By John Grehan, Martin Mace
Imprint: Pen & Sword Maritime
Series: Despatches from the Front
Pages: 191
ISBN: 9781783462049
Published: 30th April 2014
Last Released: 7th May 2014

in_stock

£19.99


You'll be £19.99 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Capital Ships at War 1939 - 1945. What's this?

+£4 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £30
(click here for international delivery rates)

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

Other formats available - Buy the Hardback and get the eBook for £1.99! Price
Capital Ships at War 1939 - 1945 Kindle (29.9 MB) Add to Basket £4.99
Capital Ships at War 1939 - 1945 ePub (13.3 MB) Add to Basket £4.99


Despatches in this volume include those relating to the sinking of the German battleship Graf Spee in the Battle of the River Plate in 1939, the loss of the battleships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse in the Far East, the sinking of the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst in 1943, the attack on Tirpitz by midget submarines, the contribution by British Pacific Fleet to the assault on Okinawa in 1945 (which included four Royal Navy battleships), and the sinking of Bismarck in 1941.

This unique collection of original documents will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.

This is an interesting selection of wartime combat reports, giving a good idea of how the people involved in the battles saw them. There is also an interesting insight into the process of gathering intelligence in the case of the attack on the Tirpitz, with a series of reports produced as more information became available, ending with the report written after the British survivors were released at the end of the war.

Read the complete review here.

History of War

The two latest titles from our ‘Despatches from the Front’ series. Capital Ships at War (ISBN 9781783462049) includes official reports on the Battles of the River Plate and Denmark Straight; the despatch from Admiral Tovey on the loss of HMS Hood; the reports on the sinking of HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse from the senior surviving officer; full despatches on the midget submarine attack upon the Tirpitz, as well as a full account of the British Pacific Fleet in 1945.
The War at Sea in the Mediterranean (ISBN 9781783462223) comprises of a detailed summary of the Malta convoys, the official account of the Taranto raid; reports of the Battles of Matapan, Sirte, Calabria and Cape Spartivento and despatches on Coastal Forces and actions in the Agean.
Altogether, both titles provide some of the most exciting stories of the Second World War.

Ton Class Association

The book is of value on a number of levels... A useful reproduction of some primary sources on major naval events.

Marine News

Offers a fresh perspective on familiar clashes.

Warships IFR

This book will be valued by enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Firetrench

About John Grehan

John Grehan has written more than 150 books and articles on military subjects, covering most periods of history. John is currently employed as the Assistant Editor of Britain at War Magazine.


About Martin Mace

Martin Mace has been involved in writing and publishing military history for more than twenty years. He began his career with local history, writing a book on the Second World War anti-invasion defences and stop lines in West Sussex. In 2006 he began working on the idea for Britain at War Magazine, This publication has grown rapidly to become the best-selling military history periodical.

More titles by John Grehan

More titles by Martin Mace

Customers who bought this title also bought...

Other titles in the series...

Other titles in Pen & Sword Maritime...