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THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE VESSELS


Features a directory of over 180 vessels with 530 photographs: a complete country-by-country reference guide to amphibious warfare and the specialized vessels used by seaborne forces


Bernard Ireland PUB DATE:


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May 2011 (UK) Aug 2011 (US) UK £17.99/US $35.00 (P) 256 (A256)


297 x 228mm/111 9780754820901 0 7548 2090 4


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Military & Transport JWF;WGG HIS027150


• Charts the complete history of amphibious warfare vessels, focusing on all the wartime theatres in which amphibious ships and landing craft have played a significant role, such as Gallipoli, Dieppe, Normandy, Vietnam, the Falklands and the Middle East


• Includes country-by-country directories of landing ships and landing craft, including conventional personnel and cargo carriers, welldeck “dock ships” and modern multi- function ships, ramped beaching craft and high-speed air-cushion craft, amphibious tracked landing vehicles and peripheral vessels used for minesweeping and obstacle clearance


• Specification boxes provide information about each vessel’s country of origin, displacement, dimensions, armament, machinery, power and endurance


About the Author


Bernard Ireland has spent his working life with the Royal Naval Scientific Service and its successor organizations, gaining experience in many aspects of naval research.To an already deep interest in naval history he has thus added a considerable in-depth knowledge of warship technology, enabling him to assess a design’s strengths and weaknesses. In a parallel career, he has acted as freelance technical illustrator to major shipping companies and other organizations. He has written 30 books on maritime technological or historical subjects, and has also contributed to many partworks and journals.


103 ⁄2 x 9in


Hardback with jacket Over 530 photographs 10


Transport & Military


This authoritative book details the development of amphibious warfare and, through the use of historical examples, illustrates its great range of scale, from raiding to full-scale invasion. An illustrated directory of landing ships covers the ocean-going vessels that transport personnel, cargo or vehicles, and a directory of landing craft covers basic ramped craft,minesweepers, hovercraft and vessels for helicopters. This instructive volume, containing 530 photographs from museums, libraries and other historical sources, provides enthusiasts with a lively and engaging guide to this fascinating subject.


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