USN Battleship vs IJN Battleship

The Pacific 1942–44

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USN Battleship vs IJN Battleship

The Pacific 1942–44

Description

In the build-up to World War II both the United States and Japan believed their battleships would play a central role in battle, but after the Pacific War began in December 1941, the role of the battleship proved to be much more limited than either side expected. There would be only two battleship vs battleship actions in the Pacific in World War II, both of which are assessed in this engaging study. At Guadalcanal in 1942, Kirishima faced two modern US battleships, USS Washington and USS South Dakota. In the Surigao Strait in 1944, two World War I-era Japanese battleships, Yamashiro and Fuso, faced six American battleships supported by four heavy cruisers in history's last-ever clash between battleships.

Employing full-colour artwork, carefully selected archive photographs, and expert analysis, former US Navy Commander Mark E. Stille examines the two head-to-head clashes between the battleships deployed by the United States and Japan in the struggle for control of the Pacific during World War II.

Product details

Published Nov 30 2017
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472817204
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Duel
Short code DUE 83
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Stille

Mark Stille is the author of numerous Osprey title…

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Alan Gilliland

Alan Gilliland, a contributor to more than 70 Ospr…

Illustrator

Paul Wright

Paul Wright has painted ships of all kinds for mos…

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