A Gift to EmpireAuthor: Wright, Matthew J.Code: 60641Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:30/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
This book tells the story of HMS New Zealand, a battlecruiser paid for by the people of New Zealand in 1909, and when Japan was perceived as a threat in Australasia and the Pacific. Born of the collision between New Zealand's patriotic dreams and European politics, the tale of HMS New Zealand is further wrapped in the turbulent power-plays at the ......
'Conte di Cavour' and 'Duiio' ClassesAuthor: Bagnasco, ErminioCode: 60646Price:AU $125.00Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:03/06/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021
Originally comprising five ships in two related classes, Conte di Cavour and Duilio classes entered service at the beginning of the Great War. As designed, they were powerful examples of the second generation of dreadnoughts, with a combination of twin and triple turrets producing a unique main armament of thirteen 12-inch guns. This book covers ......
Royal Naval Mines, Depth Charges & Underwater Weapons, 1914-1945Author: Henry, ChrisCode: 60873Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:01/06/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021
The history of weapons and warfare is usually written about from the point of view of the battles fought and the tactics used. In naval warfare, in particular, the story of how these weapons were invented, designed and supplied is seldom told. Chris Henry, in this pioneering study, sets the record straight. He describes how, to counter the ......
Naval Battles of the Great War 1914-18Author: OHara, VincentCode: 59756Price:AU $49.99Format: Paperback / 384 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date:10/01/2021Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
Clash of Fleets is an operational history that records every naval engagement fought between major surface warships during World War I. Much more than a catalog of combat facts, Clash of Fleets explores why battles occurred; how the different navies fought; and how combat advanced doctrine and affected the development and application of ......
Detailed in the Original Builders' PlansAuthor: Choong, AndrewCode: 58980Price:AU $85.00Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:10/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Reproduces a complete set of official Admiralty plans including many enlargements and close-ups, with expert commentary, all in full colour.
The Fate of Enemy Fleets after the Two World WarsAuthor: Dodson, AidanCode: 59875Price:AU $89.99Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date:01/06/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
While a large number of books have dealt with the navies and war at sea during the World Wars, the immediate aftermaths have generally received only minimal coverage. However, the fates of defeated navies are of enormous interest from a number of perspectives. These include the relative priorities of the victorious powers, acquisition and ......
A History Through IllustrationsAuthor: Mylon, PatrickCode: 58227Price:AU $49.99Format: Paperback / 108 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:11/03/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The story of a great shipping line and its vessels through conflicts, in rare postcards and images
The story of HMS Caroline at war from 1914-1917Author: Allison, JohnCode: 56042Price:AU $26.46Format: PaperbackPublisher: COLOURPOINT BOOKS Published date:07/07/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Amid the twists and turns of her survival to this day, the story of the light cruiser HMS Caroline spans a century and more. This book focuses on the role she played as part of the Grand Fleet in time of war. We look at her participation in contraband control and, most dramatically, her appearance at the Battle of Jutland.
The Archaeology of a Scuttled FleetAuthor: McCartney, InnesCode: 56098Price:AU $59.99Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:30/06/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The German High Seas Fleet was one of the most powerful naval forces in the world, and had fought the pride of the Royal Navy to a stalemate at the battle of Jutland in 1916. After the armistice was signed, ending fighting in World War I, it surrendered to the British and was interned in Scapa Flow pending the outcome of the Treaty of Versailles. ......
Witnessing HistoryAuthor: Meara, DavidCode: 56707Price:AU $30.54Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date:15/05/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Marking the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the German fleet at Scapa Flow, David Meara draws on archive material - including a previously unpublished first-hand account - to bring the story to life.
As detailed in the original builders' plansAuthor: Dodson, AidanCode: 56026Price:AU $79.99Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:30/03/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Reproduces a complete set of official German Navy plans, all in full colour.
The Remarkable Story of Battleship NevadaAuthor: Younger, Stephen M.Code: 56811Price:AU $80.30Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date:30/12/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
USS Nevada was America's first modern battleship. She was revolutionary for her time: the first "superdreadnought"; the first US warship to be oil fired; the first to have a triple-gun main turret; and, the first to have all-or-nothing armor. Silver State Dreadnought is the story of a remarkable ship and the remarkable men who sailed in her.
Caldwell, Wickes, and Clemson classesAuthor: Lardas, MarkCode: 51567Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:17/06/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Four pipes and flush decks - these ships were a distinctively American destroyer design. Devised immediately prior to and during the United States' involvement in World War I they dominated the US Navy's destroyer forces all the way through to World War II. They were deployed on North Atlantic and Norwegian Sea convoys, and virtually everywhere ......
A Study of its Methods and Spirit, Including the Crime of the LusitaniaAuthor: Frost, WesleyCode: 51246Price:AU $44.99Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: UNICORN PRESS Published date:15/06/2018Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
First published in 1918, this book is a record of observations and evidence compiled by the then US Consul in Queenstown, Eire. A rare study from first-hand accounts
Author: Hobbs, DavidCode: 49725Price:AU $90.00Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:30/09/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
In a few short years after 1914 the Royal Navy practically invented naval air warfare, not only producing the first effective aircraft carriers, but also pioneering most of the techniques and tactics that made naval air power a reality. By 1918 the RN was so far ahead of other navies that a US Navy observer sent to study the British use of ......
The Adventures of Count Felix von Luckner, the Last Raider under SailAuthor: Jefferson, SamCode: 50258Price:AU $34.99Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY Published date:19/09/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
In 1916, a three-masted windjammer bearing Norwegian colours sailed out of a quiet anchorage in Germany, loaded with cargo and apparently bound for Australia. Her true mission was quite different. The ship was, in fact, the SMS Seeadler, commanded by swashbuckling German aristocrat Felix von Luckner. Over an epic voyage, he used cunning and ......
Author: Caresse, Philippe & Jordan, JohnCode: 49115Price:AU $120.00Format: Hardback / 328 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:30/05/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
When war broke out in August 1914 France had only two dreadnoughts in service, with a second pair running trials. The main body of the elite Arm e Navale was made up of the eleven battleships of the _Patrie_ and _Danton_ classes, both of which were intermediate designs with two main gun calibres. Older ships included survivors of the notorious ......
The World WarsAuthor: Jones, Dr. BenCode: 40097Price:AU $263.00Format: Hardback / 258 pages Publisher: ASHGATE PUBLISHING LIMITED Published date:19/05/2016Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
Drawing on archival as well as secondary sources, this book examines key themes within the sphere of air power in the maritime environment. With a chronological study that encompasses the period of the First World War, it explores the evolution of naval airpower of several nations, most notably the Americans, Japanese and British.
Author: Martin, MichaelCode: 49083Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 168 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:28/10/2014Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Within hours of the sinking of RMS Lusitania by a German submarine off the Cork coast in May 1915, a narrative was created which over time became the accepted truth of the incident. Many people today still believe the sinking of the Lusitania was a savage attack on an innocent vessel that brought America into the war. In this book, author and ......
Author: Ian M. BurnsCode: 50847Price:AU $55.00Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:01/10/2014Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The compelling story of the development of naval aviation by the Royal Naval Air Service in the First World War
Author: Burt, R. A.Code: 47112Price:AU $135.00Format: Hardback / 344 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date:20/09/2012Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This superb reference book achieved the status of classic soon after its first publication in 1986; it was soon out of print and is now one of the most sought-after naval reference books on the secondhand market. It presents, in one superb volume, the complete technical history of British capital ship design and construction during the ......