THE CHANGING FACE OF THE WORLD'S NAVIES, 1945 TO THE PRESENT.

Watson, Bruce W.


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Brassey's (US) Inc., Washington, London, &c., 1st ed., 1991. 281 pp., 96 photo-plates & 77 tables. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. WWII marked a turning-point in naval historical development and since 1945 there have been incredible and rapid technological changes that have combined to bring about totally new naval tactics and strategy ; a revolution in warship design and deployment. The big-gun warships have disappeared and then to some extent re-appeared ; amphibious capabilities have taken on a new importance ; and missile development, electronics, communications, computers, metallurgy have all had far-reaching effects on the fighting fleets of the world. The author traces all of these developments from 1945 to 1990, with reference to all the navies who have contributed significantly to it. Post-war combat experience is also examined ' Korea, Vietnam, Falklands, Persian Gulf ' to name but a few. Illustrated with 96 photographs and using 77 tables, this book gives an absorbing and thoughtful analysis on the five decades since the Second World War. ADVANCES IN NAVAL TECHNOLOGY, STRATEGY AND WARSHIP DESIGN SINCE 1945.


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