This new volume is intended to present a global vision of the development of the world’s battleships. In a collection of chapters by international, the design, building, and career of a significant battleship from each of the world’s navies is explored that illuminates not just the ships but also the communities of officers and individuals that served in them and, more broadly, the societies and nations that built them.
Each chapter explains the origins of a ship, her importance as a national symbol, and her place in the fleet. This is a highly original and significant book on the great capital ships of the world.
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BRUCE TAYLOR was educated at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford where he received a doctorate in Modern History in 1996.
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