Alan Raven is well-known for many of his line drawings of naval vessels. This book provides 13 pages of text on the design and development
John Campbell has put together a significant reference work on the weapons of the major navies of the world during WWII. I doubt most people
I’ve done reviews on other popular history books about the ships of the Yamato-class. (see the reviews for: Battleship Musashi by Akira Yoshimura and A
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
Anyone familiar with destroyer operations in World War II will know that destroyers began gradually taking on a larger number of responsibilities from their originally
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.