The emergence of the submarine in 1914 as a strategic weapon was swift and unexpected. On September 5, 1914, a British light cruiser, HMS Pathfinder, was sunk by the German submarine U-21, becoming the first victim of a free-fired torpedo. The basis of naval warfare had been changed forever.
In Submarines 1914-Present, David Ross offers an illustrated guide to the main classes of submarines used in naval warfare. Divided by era, campaign and country, it includes sections on submarine forces in 1914, developments during the 1930s, the Atlantic convoy war during World War II, Soviet submarine development during the Cold War, the introduction of nuclear-powered submarines, submarines of the Falklands War, and the latest ICBM carriers.
Hardcover Book : 192 pages
Publisher: Amber Books ( August 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-635240
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.25 inches
Product Weight: 28.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I guess I was expecting more. I won't return this book but I was disappointed with what was inside. Too many drawings, not enough photos, not enough technical detail. Would have also liked more in the way of narrative, "sea stories", "war stories" etc.
Reviewer: Jerry W