Topic & Content Part of Osprey’s New Vanguard series, these two books cover the development, systems, and service of the six classes of Standard-Type battleships
*A quick disclaimer is that normally I don’t like to ponder alternative/counterfactual history too much because it tends to get too outlandish. That being said,
General Purpose Analytical Scope and Level Range of Command Levels Tactical Military Services Involved U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Type of Operations Anti-shipping [Hypothetical] Area of
Published in 1981, Russell Spurr’s “A Glorious Way to Die” chronicles the final sortie of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s pride, the battleship Yamato. Inter-weaved in
By April of 1945, the Allied push across the Pacific had summarily turned the tide of the war against Imperial Japan. With her surface fleet and naval air forces virtually decimated through attrition from previous campaigns and battles, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) attempted one final, desperate push against the Allies at Okinawa with the very symbol of the navy and Japan itself, the Yamato battleship. Unfortunately, they were up against the massive Allied naval forces approaching Okinawa.
Caveat: The information contained in this post is of a very general nature. More detailed (read: technical) information can be found in the U.S. Naval