Battleships Yamato and Musashi

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Author: Janusz Skulski

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844863190

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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Equipped with the largest guns and heaviest armour and with the greatest displacement of any ship ever built, the Yamato proved to be a formidable opponent to the US Pacific Fleet in the Second World War. The book contains a full description of the design and construction of the battleship including wartime modifications, and a career history followed by a substantial pictorial section with rare onboard views of Yamato and her sister ship Musashi, a comprehensive portfolio of more than 1,020 perspective line artworks, 350 colour 3D views, and 30 photographs. The wreck of Musashi has been recently discovered to great excitement in Japan, renewing interest in these iconic warships. Janusz Skulski's anatomies of three renowned ships of the 20th century Japanese navy are among the most comprehensive of the Anatomy series with hundreds of meticulously researched drawings of the ships. Since their first publication he has continued to research the ships and has now produce a more definitive anatomy than was possible then. He has teamed up with 3D artist Stefan Draminksi who produces superb realistic renditions of the ships that bring a whole new level of detail to the portraits of the ships. This new editions is a genuine 'Super Anatomy' containing the most detailed renditions of these ships ever seen.

The Battleship Yamato

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Author: Janusz Skulski

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9780870210198

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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This richly detailed tribute to the legendary Yamato is now back in print by popular demand. Equipped with the largest guns and heaviest armor and having the greatest displacement of any ship ever built, the Yamato proved to be a formidable opponent to the U.S. Pacific Fleet in World War II. This classic in the Anatomy of the Ship series contains a full description of the design and construction of the battleship including wartime modifications, and a career history. This is followed by a substantial pictorial section with rare onboard views of Yamato and her sister ship, a comprehensive portfolio of more than 600 perspective and three-view drawings, and 30 photographs. Such a handsome and thorough work is guaranteed to impress modelmakers, ship enthusiasts, and naval historians.

Rückkehr nach Midway

die Suche nach den versunkenen Schiffen der größten Schlacht im Pazifik

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Author: Robert D. Ballard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783550083020

Category:

Page: 191

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The Battleship Yamato

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Author: Janusz Skulski

Publisher: Conway Maritime Press

ISBN: 0851779409

Category: Battleships

Page: 192

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The battleship Yamato was a tremendous achievement for the Imperial Japanese Navy. With the greatest displacement, biggest guns and heaviest armour of all time, Yamato and her sister Musashi were the ultimate battleships. Everything about them was gigantic – for example, each main-armament turret had a total revolving weight of over 2500 tons – and they proved very dangerous opponents to the US Pacific Fleet. Fittingly for such a subject as Yamato, this contribution to the ‘Anatomy’ series has twice as many drawings as a standard volume in the series.The ‘Anatomy of the Ship’ series aims to provide the finest documentation of individual ships and ship types ever published. What makes the series unique is a complete set of superbly executed line drawings, both the conventional type of plan as well as explanatory views, with fully descriptive keys. These are supported by technical details and a record of the ship’s service history.

World War II at Sea

A Global History

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Author: Craig L. Symonds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190243686

Category: History

Page: 720

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Author of Lincoln and His Admirals (winner of the Lincoln Prize), The Battle of Midway (Best Book of the Year, Military History Quarterly), and Operation Neptune, (winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature), Craig L. Symonds has established himself as one of the finest naval historians at work today. World War II at Sea represents his crowning achievement: a complete narrative of the naval war and all of its belligerents, on all of the world's oceans and seas, between 1939 and 1945. Opening with the 1930 London Conference, Symonds shows how any limitations on naval warfare would become irrelevant before the decade was up, as Europe erupted into conflict once more and its navies were brought to bear against each other. World War II at Sea offers a global perspective, focusing on the major engagements and personalities and revealing both their scale and their interconnection: the U-boat attack on Scapa Flow and the Battle of the Atlantic; the "miracle" evacuation from Dunkirk and the pitched battles for control of Norway fjords; Mussolini's Regia Marina-at the start of the war the fourth-largest navy in the world-and the dominance of the Kidö Butai and Japanese naval power in the Pacific; Pearl Harbor then Midway; the struggles of the Russian Navy and the scuttling of the French Fleet in Toulon in 1942; the landings in North Africa and then Normandy. Here as well are the notable naval leaders-FDR and Churchill, both self-proclaimed "Navy men," Karl Dönitz, François Darlan, Ernest King, Isoroku Yamamoto, Erich Raeder, Inigo Campioni, Louis Mountbatten, William Halsey, as well as the hundreds of thousands of seamen and officers of all nationalities whose live were imperiled and lost during the greatest naval conflicts in history, from small-scale assaults and amphibious operations to the largest armadas ever assembled. Many have argued that World War II was dominated by naval operations; few have shown and how and why this was the case. Symonds combines precision with story-telling verve, expertly illuminating not only the mechanics of large-scale warfare on (and below) the sea but offering wisdom into the nature of the war itself.

Die deutsche Wehrmacht

Dienstgrade und Waffenfarben des Heeres 1939-1945

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Author: Sigurd Henner,Wolfgang Böhler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783613036017

Category: Germany

Page: 131

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The Matter of History

How Things Create the Past

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Author: Timothy J. LeCain

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110713417X

Category: History

Page: 358

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New insights into the microbiome, epigenetics, and cognition are radically challenging our very idea of what it means to be 'human', while an explosion of neo-materialist thinking in the humanities has fostered a renewed appreciation of the formative powers of a dynamic material environment. The Matter of History brings these scientific and humanistic ideas together to develop a bold, new post-anthropocentric understanding of the past, one that reveals how powerful organisms and things help to create humans in all their dimensions, biological, social, and cultural. Timothy J. LeCain combines cutting-edge theory and detailed empirical analysis to explain the extraordinary late-nineteenth century convergence between the United States and Japan at the pivotal moment when both were emerging as global superpowers. Illustrating the power of a deeply material social and cultural history, The Matter of History argues that three powerful things - cattle, silkworms, and copper - helped to drive these previously diverse nations towards a global 'Great Convergence'.

Tragödien unter Wasser

U-Bootunfälle von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart

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Author: Harald Bendert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783763762514

Category: Anti-submarine warfare

Page: 272

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Das Afrikakorps

Rommel's Tropen-Armee in Originalfarbe

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Author: Bernd Peitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783613027947

Category:

Page: 190

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Wir wissen nicht was morgen wird, wir wissen wohl was gestern war

junge Juden in Deutschland und Österreich

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Author: Peter Sichrovsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children of Holocaust survivors

Page: 189

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Wiedergabe von 13 Gesprächen mit Jüdinnen und Juden, die heute in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und in Österreich leben. Die Protokolle sind um die Frage zentriert, was diese Menschen veranlasst hat, in dem Land zu bleiben, in dem ihre Familien vernichtet wurden.

U-Boottyp XXI

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Author: Eberhard Rössler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783763762187

Category:

Page: 229

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U-Boote im Duell

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Author: Harald Bendert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783813208320

Category: Unterseebootkrieg - Geschichte

Page: 190

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