'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.Biografía del autor:
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 Military, 2002. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0th Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP93266082
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Descripción Cassell, London, 2002. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Vg. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Vg. First Edition. 192pp. Plates, diagrams Size: 4to. Nº de ref. de la librería 014485
Descripción Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good+. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Minor rubbing to top edge of DJ. ; 9.69 X 7.72 X 0.79 inches; 192 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 21458
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