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History of Warfare: War at Sea in the Ironclad Age

Hill, Richard

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ISBN 10: 030435273X / ISBN 13: 9780304352739
Verlag: Cassell, 2000
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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Navies once had to depend on the kindness of winds to move them towards their destination--but, in one of the most dramatic changes in military machinery, the ironclad, steam-powered ship took over. This new armored warship ensured British invincibility at sea, and secured for them the most extensive empire ever known. But, the English were not the lone beneficiaries of these new battleships: they also proved crucial during other wars, as well, including the American Civil War. With the help of over 150 illustrations and color maps, including computer-generated cartography, an eminent former Rear-Admiral in the Royal Navy describes the changes in technology that led to these supreme instruments of sea warfare, the evolution in weapons and tactics, and the strategies that forever transformed conflict on the high seas. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_030435273X

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Navies once had to depend on the kindness of winds to move them towards their destination--but, in one of the most dramatic changes in military machinery, the ironclad, steam-powered ship took over. This new armored warship ensured British invincibility at sea, and secured for them the most extensive empire ever known. But, the English were not the lone beneficiaries of these new battleships: they also proved crucial during other wars, as well, including the American Civil War. With the help of over 150 illustrations and color maps, including computer-generated cartography, an eminent former Rear-Admiral in the Royal Navy describes the changes in technology that led to these supreme instruments of sea warfare, the evolution in weapons and tactics, and the strategies that forever transformed conflict on the high seas.

Inhaltsangabe: Part of a unique venture: a twenty-four volume series that will capture the entire history of war and warfare, written by the world's leading experts. Fully illustrated throughout and incorporating computer generated cartography that brings the sea battles to life.

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Verlag: Cassell

Erscheinungsdatum: 2000

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