Battlecruiser HMS Hood: An Illustrated Biography 1916-1941 by Bruce Taylor, Thomas Schmid

By Bruce Taylor, Thomas Schmid

Illustrations by means of Thomas Scmid. Foreword by means of Vice Admiral Sir Louis le Bailly. in the course of the twilight years of the British Empire the battlecruiser HMS Hood was once the honour send of the Royal military. unequalled in measurement and wonder, Hood outlined English sea energy from her keel-laying in 1916 to her destruction by the hands of the Bismarck in 1941. This attention-grabbing new quantity is a seminal paintings within the box of naval send histories. between its attention-grabbing gains is a different gallery of photos, together with nonetheless frames from a lately found piece of colour movie of the send, plus a fantastic set of computer-generated photographs of the ship's external and inside. the great textual content attracts on legitimate files and the letters, diaries, memoirs, and recollections of greater than one hundred fifty crewmen. also, a wealth of recent info on Hood's constitution and operations make it very important analyzing for everybody desirous to comprehend the internal functioning of 1 of the good capital ships of the previous. 220 illustrations.

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