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British Destroyers and Frigates: The Second World War and After

British Destroyers and Frigates: The Second World War and After
Autor: Norman Friedman
Data publikacji: 2017-05
ISBN: 9781526702821
Wydawca: PEN & SWORD
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 24.5 x 2.8 x 28.9 cm
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 370
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  More than 200 b/w photos and ship profiles
Since the Second World War the old categories of destroyer and frigate have tended to merge, a process that this book traces back to the radically different Tribal class destroyers of 1936. It deals with the development of all the modern destroyer classes that fought the war, looks at the emergency programmes that produced vast numbers of trade protection vessels - sloops, corvettes and frigates - then analyses the pressures that shaped the post-war fleet, and continued to dominate design down to recent years. Written by America's leading authority, it is an objective but sympathetic view of the difficult economic and political environment in which British designers had to work, and benefits from the author's ability to compare and contrast the US Navy's experience. Norman Friedman is renowned for his ability to explain the policy and strategy changes that drive design decisions, and his latest book uses previously unpublished material to draw a new and convincing picture of British naval policy over the previous seventy years and more. Hugely successful with enthusiasts and professionals alike from its first publication in 2006, this paperback is the book's third printing.

About the Author

NORMAN FRIEDMAN is one of the most prominent naval analysts in the United States. His work ranges from current strategic issues to naval history, but he is particularly known for his penetrating studies of warship design. A frequent visitor to British archives, he is as much at home dealing with the Royal Navy as American naval subjects.



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