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CARRIERS AT WAR 1939-1945

Stewart, Adrian

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ISBN 10: 1781591563 / ISBN 13: 9781781591567
Published by Pen & Swords, Great Britain, 2013
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Pen & Swords, Great Britain, 2013. 1st printing, Fine/Fine/hardcover/book clean/complete dust jacket, Hardcover, 228pgs. Includes accounts of historical naval and air actions in the Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic and Mediterranean. Packed with care and shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS032845I

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Title: CARRIERS AT WAR 1939-1945

Publisher: Pen & Swords, Great Britain

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Author begins this fascinating book by tracing aircraft carrier development between the Wars. Eschewed by the Germans and Italians and with Britain squandering her early lead, the Americans and Japanese became front-runners.

The Royal Navy learnt the hard way in the early stages of WW2 with the loss of HMS Courageous and Glorious but, following successes at Taranto and Matapan, the value of carriers was no longer in doubt. The sinking of Bismarck and the cataclysmic Pearl Harbor attack signaled the end of the Battleship era. Stung by such spectacular losses the US Navy threw its weight behind the carrier concept and the naval war in the Pacific (Guadalcanal, East Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz, Midmay and Leyte Gulf) revolved round carrier-borne aircraft.

Meanwhile the carrier became pivotal in protecting vital convoys in the Atlantic, Arctic and Mediterranean. The author backs his arguments with copious examples of naval and air action.

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Adrian Stewart is an author and historian.

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