This photographic archive contains some 125 stunning images of the battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, many unfamiliar, some very rare. They constitute an archive that is pretty much without equal in publications in the West. The period covered is from the launch of Japan's first real contemporary battleship, Yashima, built by Armstrong's on the Tyne, up the final destruction of her fleet in the Pacific in 1945. During that time Japan built up the third largest navy in the world and, before the First World War, it was Britain that armed her at sea. All her dreadnoughts saw action the the Second World War, and of all these numerous ships only Nagato survived the conflict. She was to become a target in the Bikini A-bomb tests in 1946 Just as the ships were lost, so were the majority of photographic records, and relatively few images have come down to us. This selection from R A Burt's archive, represents therefore a remarkable portrayal of these ships, and the large format of the book combined with the quality of many of the images ensures that it offers the reader maximum detail and visual impact.Extended captions and ship specifications enhance its reference value and it is destined to become a 'must-have' volume for enthusiasts and modellers and for all those with an interest in the Second World
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RAY BURT, as well as researching the design, construction and service histories of British battleships for many years, has also assembled one of the most outstanding collections that exists of photographs of the world's battleships. His three books on British battleships have all been bestsellers and are now regarded as classic works on the subject.
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Book Description Arms & Armour, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. illustrated edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0853687587
Book Description Arms & Armour, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110853687587
Book Description Arms & Armour, 1989. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Arms & Armour, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 0853687587 Clean and bright. Appears unread. This unprecedented photographic collection contains 125 stunning black and white photographs of the battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The remarkable images, some constitute an archive that is almost without equal in the West. The book begins with the launch of Japan's first contemporary battleship, Yashima, and concludes with the final destruction of the fleet in the Pacific in 1945. In between these two milestones, Japan constructed the third largest navy in the world. All of the fleet's dreadnoughts saw action in World War II but only the Nagato survived the conflict. She subsequently became a test target in the Bikini A-bomb tests in 1946. R. A. Burt is the author of British Battleships, 1889-1904, British Battleships, 1919-1945, and British Battleships of World War One. 64 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 000446