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British Battleships, 1889-1904 by R. A. Burt

British Battleships, 1889-1904

by R. A. Burt

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Beautiful British Battleships

RA Burt has published a revised edition of British Battleships 1889 – 1904, it may seem like an odd date to finish but this was before the Royal Navy launched the Dreadnoughts and the great naval race with Germany began. Burt who is an expert naval historian has studied the design, construction and service histories of all the Battleships. During his years of research he has managed to gather one of the best collections of naval pictures of these historical ships.

As you would expect from Burt this is a beautiful book that is well written well illustrated with the designs and the corresponding service history of each ship. This is a wonderful and large book just looking through its pages is a privilege which is very easy on the eye. It is a great book to dip in and out of as well as take time to go through and read.

This wonderful book would make an ideal present for those who love naval history and this would be a fantastic addition to someone’s collection. This is a revised addition to Burt’s original edition it now contains more pictures and additional information. The original has been out of print for a very long time so this is welcome as it is affordable and beautiful at the same time. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159114065X, Hardcover)

This volume completes the reissue of R. A. Burt's magnificent three-volume history of British battleships, and it covers the pre-dreadnought era which has, in recent years, acquired a new and fervent following. In this new volume, the author presents full details of design and construction, armament, protection, machinery and performance, all backed up with accurate data tables listing design figures, trials results, and full particulars at different stages in the ships' careers. The history of each battleship is recounted, especially their major contribution in WWI, where they bore the brunt of the action at the Dardenelles, bombarded the Belgium coast, patrolled the North Sea and the Channel, reinforced the Italian Fleet, and served in East Africa, the East Indies and the White Sea. Most were extensively modified during the War and this variety has made them of special interest to the historian, enthusiast and ship modeler. With the addition of many new photographs from the author's massive collection, this new edition is a great addition to every naval library.

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