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The Admiralty Regrets By Paul Kemp

The Admiralty Regrets by Paul Kemp

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"The Admiralty regrets..." is the phrase used in countless official communiques to announce the loss of one of HM ships - over 800 British warships have been lost, in peace and war, during the 20th century. The book chronicles these losses and presents a selection of contemporary photographs.

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The Admiralty Regrets: British Warship Losses of the 20th Century by Paul Kemp

"The Admiralty regrets..." is the phrase used in countless official communiques to announce the loss of one of HM ships. Over 800 British warships have been lost in the 20th century in peace and in war. The circumstances of each loss vary enormously; some involve desperate heroism in battle while others are almost farcical and show something of the black humour which attends such occasions. The timespan of the subject matter means that this book becomes more than a mere list of ships' losses. In chronicling the losses, the author also traces the development of naval warfare and weaponry of the 20th century: the book opens with the loss of a ship as a result of a grounding, and closes with the tale of a ship sunk by a guided missile. The losses have been presented chronologically and the strictly defined criteria governing each entry allow for easy presentation as well as comparison. Illustrated with a selection of contemporary photographs.

Table of Contents

Losses 1904-1914; losses 1915; losses 1916; losses 1917; losses 1918; losses November 1918-August 1939; losses September-December 1939; losses 1940; losses 1941; losses 1942; losses 1943; losses 1944; losses January-July 1945; losses October 1945-to date.

Additional information

GOR005389077
9780750915670
0750915676
The Admiralty Regrets: British Warship Losses of the 20th Century by Paul Kemp
Used - Very Good
Hardback
The History Press Ltd
1999-05-20
224
N/A
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