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Dark Seas: The Battle of Cape Matapan (Hardback)

Edité par University of Plymouth, United Kingdom, 2012
ISBN 10: 1841023035 / ISBN 13: 9781841023038
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Titre : Dark Seas: The Battle of Cape Matapan (...

Éditeur : University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2012

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Written shortly after World War II, the summary of the Battle of Cape Matapan draws on first-hand accounts of action on both sides. Unearthed from archives, the vivid and compelling detail is reproduced and newly published as Dark Seas. During the battle, the enemy was hunted, trailed, avoided and engaged. Accurate intelligence combined with the inaccurate and misleading in the ?fog of war? Including detailed hand-drawn maps and diagrams this is a unique insight into one of the last fleet engagements in naval history. Dark Seas is the only publication with a first-hand account of the battle by HRH Prince Philip. The introduction, by Dr. Jane Harrold, guides the reader through intriguing facts and figures, putting the summary in context and embellishing the historical information, including a useful bibliography. Dr. Harrold is the Britannia Royal Naval College archivist and Deputy Curator of the Britannia Museum. N° de réf. du libraire AAR9781841023038

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Synopsis : The most decisive engagement between surface ships in the Mediterranean during World War II was undoubtedly the Battle of Cape Matapan (27 29 March, 1941). The Battle Summary, written post war, draws on reports of action on both sides. Reproduced in full in Dark Seas, this is a detailed and thoughtful insight into one of the last fleet engagements in naval history. The vivid and compelling text includes sighting reports, messages between Italian and German Naval staffs and lists of ships, alongside the original maps and diagrams. Dark Seas was nominated for the Mountbatten Maritime Award and contains a previously unpublished unique first-hand account of the battle by HRH Prince Philip, who served in the action and an introduction setting the scene and explaining the significance of the historical document and of the battle itself. Dark Seas is one of a series of previously restricted and classified documents in a new, accessible format Specially commissioned commentary by expert military historians Published in collaboration with Britannia Royal Naval College Britannia Naval Histories of World War II an important source in understanding the critical naval actions of the period.

Synopsis: Written shortly after World War II, the summary of the Battle of Cape Matapan draws on first-hand accounts of action on both sides. Unearthed from archives, the vivid and compelling detail is reproduced and newly published as Dark Seas. During the battle, the enemy was hunted, trailed, avoided and engaged. Accurate intelligence combined with the inaccurate and misleading in the 'fog of war'. This is a unique insight into one of the last fleet engagements in naval history. The foreword is written by an officer who served in the action, HRH Prince Phillip. The introduction, by Dr. Jane Harrold, guides the reader through intriguing facts and figures, putting the summary in context and embellishing the historical information, including a useful bibliography.

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