Commonwealth Cruisers 1939–45

Commonwealth Cruisers 1939–45 cover

Description

In the early 20th century Britain's largest colonies established their own small naval presence, and their ships fought alongside the Royal Navy during World War I. These fleets were expanded during the inter-war years, and in 1939 the Royal Australian Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy willingly joined the fight on behalf of the British Commonwealth. For the most part these small navies consisted of a few cruisers and destroyers, designed to protect territorial waters and local sea lanes. However, these warships and their crews soon found themselves involved in a global war, and consequently were called upon to fight wherever they were needed, against the Germans, the Italians and the Japanese. This book tells the story of these small cruiser forces, and the men who served the Allied cause so well during the long and brutal war at sea.

Product details

Published Oct 20 2015
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472805027
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 7 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 226
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of…

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Paul Wright

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