Great Naval Battles: From Medieval Wars to the Present Day (Paperback)
This fascinating and accessible account steers a course through the most epic engagements on the high seas over the last 800 years, written by the renowned naval historian Dr Helen Doe.
Charting a course from medieval to modern times, Great Naval Battles dissects over 50 key naval operations which have changed the course of history as ships evolved from wooden vessels powered by sail and oar to nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers.
- Battle of Sandwich (1217) - the first battle known to be fought at sea under sail
- Battle of Gravelines (1588) - when the Spanish Armada was repelled by the English
- The Battle of Trafalgar (1805) - the victory that establish Britain's Royal Navy as the world's preeminent sea-power for the next hundred years and more
- The Battle of Hampton Roads - the first battle between ironclad warships, which took place in the American Civil War
- The Battle of Jutland (1916) - the largest naval engagement of the First World War
- The Battle of Midway (1942) - which turned the tide against the Japanese in the Pacific theater in World War II Featuring maps, photographs and illustrations, and a glossary of terms, this fascinating book charts the key role of naval warfare through this and explores how technology, leadership, luck, and even the weather, have played their part in defining the world we live in today.