JAPANESE BATTLESHIPS 1897-1945

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Burt, R.A. 128 Pág. Cartoné. 26×24. A photographic archive.

Categoría: ISBN: 9781848322349

Descripción

This photpgrap`hic archive contains some 130 stunning images of the battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, many unfamiliar, some very rare. The period covered in from the launch of Japan’s firts real contemporany battleship, Yashima, built by Armstrong’s on the Tyne, up to the final destruction of her fleet in the Pacific in 1945. During that time Japan built up the third largest navy in the world and, before the First World War, it was Britain that armed her at sea. All her dreadnougths saw action during the Second World War, and of all these numerous ships only Nagato survived the conflict, to become a target in the Bikini A-bomb test in 1946.