British Battlecruisers 1914–18

British Battlecruisers 1914–18

New Vanguard 126
  • Author: Lawrence Burr
  • Illustrator: Tony Bryan
  • Short code: NVG 126
  • Publication Date: 10 Aug 2006
  • ISBN: 9781846030086
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

Early British battlecruisers were not a "failed design" as is so often claimed, but a very successful and revolutionary one that was critical to, and instrumental in, Britain winning the naval war of 1914-18. This book contains new information on these innovative ships, using previously untapped evidence from the wrecks of the sunken battlecruisers and detailed analysis of admiralty records to show why Admiral Fisher's famous battlecruiser concept was a revolution that drew together technological breakthroughs, global communications and intelligence gathering to create the first worldwide rapid-response task force.

Biographical Note

Lawrence Burr was a Co-Producer of the Channel 4 documentary, ""Jutland-Clash of the Dreadnoughts"". Lawrence took part in the expedition that surveyed the underwater wrecks of the battlecruisers by divers and camera equipped ROV. Lawrence has had a long interest in naval history, and resides on the Gulf Coast of Florida, USA.Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years' experience. He initially qualified in Engineering and worked for a number of years in Military Research and Development, and has a keen interest in military hardware - armour, small arms, aircraft and ships. Tony has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series. He currently lives in Dorset.

Contents

Introduction Admiral Fisher and the Transformation of the Navy Committee on Designs, 1904 British Battlecruisers Construction Modifications Battlecruisers at War Conclusion Select Bibliography Colour Plate Commentary Index

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