London: Warships of the Royal Navy. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: There is no current warship in the Royal Navy called HMS London, but vessels carrying the name have featured for better or worse in some of the most controversial episodes of British naval history. For example, the wooden wall battleship HMS London of the late 18th Century could be called 'the ship that lost America' while the heavy cruiser of WW2 was command vessel for the escort force that failed to safeguard the controversial convoy PQ17. In 'HMS London' the true stories behind those headlines are told, not least providing a grim insider perspective on the Arctic convoys, which literally broke the heavy cruiser in addition to demoralizing the sailors and marines who sailed in her. It is, however, a tale of triumphing over the dark satanic seas of the Arctic, of learning from the mistakes of PQ17 and ultimately enduring in the face of the enemy, the elements and an ungrateful Stalin. Examining the stories of HMS Londons all the way from the English Civil War, through the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801 - where Nelson famously ignored signals to break off the action displayed by HMS London - we also learn of the pre-dreadnought London's participation in the ill-fated Dardanelles campaign of WW1. Iain Ballantyne's fascinating and lively account of the lives of British warships named London primarily looks at history from the perspective of the men who were there, including her post-WW2 mission under a storm of fire from Chinese communist forces to rescue the frigate Amethyst. In addition to research in various archives, among the people Iain interviewed for the book were veterans of the Arctic convoys of WW2, the Yangtse Incident and warriors of the Cold War and 1991 Gulf War. It all adds up to a thoroughly researched and exciting narrative of naval history. Adding to the authenticity of the tale, Iain even sailed to Russia in the last HMS London, a Type 22 guided-missile frigate, in August 1991. During a WW2 convoy re-enactment the ship was almost hit by a practice torpedo launched from a Soviet submarine and had to take evasive action.
Sinopsis: Iain Ballantyne's fascinating and lively account of the lives of British warships named London is illustrated throughout with photographs and paintings, many of them never published before. H.M.S. London looks at history from the perspective of the men who were there, and among the people Iain has interviewed are veterans of the grim Arctic convoys of the Second World War, the Yangtse Incident and warriors of the Cold War and Gulf War. It all adds up to a thoroughly researched and exciting narrative of naval history.
Título: London: Warships of the Royal Navy
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Leo Cooper, Barnsley, 2003. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. 228 pages.Contains black & white illustrations. Seller Ref: M10948. Nº de ref. de la librería 003958
Descripción Leo Cooper, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 228 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 14598
Descripción Leo Cooper, Barnsley, 2003. Hard Back. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. Will incur extra postage outside UK Size: 8 Vo. Warships. Nº de ref. de la librería 026682
Descripción Pen & Sword Books Ltd, London, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Near-fine hardback copy in Near-fine jacket. LISTING PHOTO DOES NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THIS COPY.`. Nº de ref. de la librería 024258
Descripción Leo Cooper, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Boards are generally in very good order. No particular bumping or wear to corners or edges. Spine is intact and bright with just a little mild bumping to ends. Textblock is tight, bright and clean. 228 pp. Illustrated throughout. Pictoral glazed paper dust jacket with grey and white lettering to front and spine. DJ is in a good condition albeit with just a hint creasing to the edges. Not priceclipped. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 643g. The quoted postage for international orders is based on a standard book weight. Where a book is lighter, we will reduce the postage accordingly. If the book is heavier, we will request additional postage. We make no profit on postal charges. All our books are photographed so you can see what you are buying. ABE may, however, display a stock image whilst processing ours. (YBP Ref: 3319/47 3-G9) Size: 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" Tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 026214
Descripción Leo Cooper, 2003. Estado de conservación: V/G. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. All ships named London described - Service to Cromwell, Flagship, Napoleonic Wars, Pre Dreadnought Battleship, History of WW2 Cruiser and Typee 22 Frigate HMS London Battle Honours 1652-1991. Biblio. Index. 228pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 53209
Descripción Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. 0.8 x 7 x 9.8 inches. New. Pristine, unmarked. Profusely illustrated. // Shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. Series: Warships of the Royal Navy. Nº de ref. de la librería 016589
Descripción Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. Barnsley UK: Leo Cooper, 2003. Hard Cover w/ DJ. Warships of the Royal Navy Series.Title H.M.S. London. 8vo, 228pp. A very nice copy with clean, crisp tight pages, no markings.DJ is not price clipped. Book Condition and Dust jacket condition: new, in mylar jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 3379
Descripción Naval Institute Press, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0850528437
Descripción Leo Cooper. Estado de conservación: New. pp. 224. Nº de ref. de la librería 50935924