'The Mighty Hood', as she became known, was launched in 1918 to much public acclaim. She was a magnificent ship: 860ft long and displacing 42,100 tons, Hood was one of the fastest capital ships in the world. Hood's peacetime role took her on goodwill visits around the world. When war came in 1939, however, after 21 years without a major refit the Hood was in no shape to face Germany's modern, better armoured battleships. In action with the Bismarck on 24 May 1941, she exploded and sank with the loss of all but three of her crew. Roger Chesneau's book investigates this tragic story, providing a lively mix of technical data and historical narrative.About the Author:
Roger Chesneau is a naval and military author of some distinction; his book AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OF THE WORLD has never been bettered. He works in publishing and has edited and designed any number of military and naval books.
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Descripción Weidenfeld. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Unread, very minor shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería HBS-00226091-B
Descripción Cassell. 2002 1st., 2002. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Near-Mint in Fine d/j. Traces the whole history of HMS Hood, from the laying of the keel to that of her tragic end. The author mixes technical data, historical narrative and many photographs and diagrams, to show the ship as she was, faults and all. Nº de ref. de la librería 11674
Descripción Weidenfeld Military, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Like New. First Edition. A nearly new hardback copy in a nearly new dustjacket: firm, clean, square and tight with no underlining or splits. Just a former owner name at the endpaper. Nº de ref. de la librería 058237
Descripción U.S.A.: Weidenfeld Military, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. 1st Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-14364571305
Descripción Weidenfeld Military, 2002. Estado de conservación: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780304359806-3