Imperial Japanese Navy Battleships 1941-45

Imperial Japanese Navy Battleships 1941-45

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  • Author: Mark Stille
  • Illustrator: Tony Bryan
  • Short code: NVG 146
  • Publication Date: 2 Jul 2008
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The Imperial Japanese Navy of World War II surpassed the Allied and Axis fleets in innovation and technology. This title covers the 12 Japanese battleships that saw service between 1941 and 1945, including the mighty Yamato. Each class is considered in light of its design and construction, its armament and wartime modifications. The author, Mark Stille, uses primary sources and dramatic photographs to tell the story of these mighty battleships at war, including their major engagements during the raid at Pearl Harbor and the battle of Midway. The first English language book to include photographs from the prestigious Fukui Collection, this investigation will fascinate any naval enthusiast.

Biographical Note

Commander (retired) Mark O Stille served as a career Naval Intelligence Officer , spending over five years of his naval career assigned to various US Navy carriers. He continues to work in this field in a civilian capacity. He holds an MA from the Naval War College and has had several wargames published. This is his second book for Osprey. He lives in Virginia, USA.

Contents

Introduction Kongo Class Fuso Class Ise Class Nagato Class Yamato Class Japanese Battleships at War Conclusion Bibliography Color Plate Commentary Index

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