2 vols., Ian Allan, Vol. I : 2nd ed., (completely reset) 1974. 160 pp. many photo-plates. Vol. II : 1st.ed., 1974. 152 pp., 108 photo-plates. Both vols in d.j.’s. 24 x 16cm. V.G.+. During the course of the Second World War, the aircraft carrier came into its own and replaced the battleship as the capital ship of the world’s navies. British carriers fought in every ocean for six long years and in the first volume the author covers all their operations, listing the aircraft and units embarked during the various phases of the war. In this revised edition errors have been corrected and better-quality photographs introduced. This volume is divided into five sections : The Atlantic & Arctic. The Mediterranean Fleet. Force H. The Indian Ocean. And The British Pacific Fleet. In addition, there are many interesting appendices. The second volume covers carrier operations in the Pacific carried out by the U.S. Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy over a period of 15 months from Pearl Harbour in 1941 to the Japanese withdrawal from Guadalcanal in 1943. This volume contains 108 photographs, many hitherto unpublished. Two-volume set complete.