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Big Gun Monitors

Ian Buxton
World Ship Society - Trident Books
1979
ISBN: 0905617061
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Format: Hardcover original cloth binding.
Quantity in stock: 1

Condition: VG+ (Very Good plus)

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In the history of naval warfare probably no type of ship has provided more firepower per ton than the monitor indeed they were little more than a huge gun mounting fitted on a simple, self-propelled raft. Designed and built rapidly to fulfil an urgent need for heavy shore-bombardment during World War I, they were top secret in conception, and largely forgotten when the short-lived requirement was over. Nevertheless, they were important ships, which played a significant role in many Great War campaigns and drove many of the advances in long-range gunnery later applied to the battle fleet. Indeed, their value was rediscovered during the Second World War when a final class was built. Monitors were largely ignored by naval historians until Ian Buxton produced the first edition of this book in 1978. pp. 215 illusts, detailed diagrams, #0120 (NO dustjacket; due to size of book, orders placed via Abebooks will incur additional postage.)

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