By Bruce Taylor, Thomas Schmid
Illustrations by means of Thomas Scmid. Foreword via Vice Admiral Sir Louis le Bailly. throughout the twilight years of the British Empire the battlecruiser HMS Hood used to be the honour send of the Royal army. unequalled in dimension and wonder, Hood outlined English sea strength from her keel-laying in 1916 to her destruction by the hands of the Bismarck in 1941. This interesting new quantity is a seminal paintings within the box of naval send histories. between its attention-grabbing positive factors is a different gallery of pictures, together with nonetheless frames from a lately stumbled on piece of colour movie of the send, plus a staggering set of computer-generated pictures of the ship's external and inside. the great textual content attracts on respectable records and the letters, diaries, memoirs, and recollections of greater than a hundred and fifty crewmen. also, a wealth of latest details on Hood's constitution and operations make it very important analyzing for everybody eager to comprehend the internal functioning of 1 of the good capital ships of the previous. 220 illustrations.
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21. , 193. 22. Scales, Certain Victory, 368. 23. US DOD, Conduct of the Persian Gulf War, 213. 24. ” Scales, Certain Victory, 368. 25. US Government Accounting Office, Operation Desert Storm, 218. 26. US DOD, Conduct of the Persian Gulf War, 227. 27. Biddle, “Afghanistan and the Future of Warfare,” 34. 28. ” 29. Briefing, Deptula. See also Murray and Scales, Iraq War, 183. 30. M. Gordon, “US Air Raids,” cited in Grant, Gulf War II, 3. 31 ASSESSING THE AIR/GROUND RELATIONSHIP 31. It could be argued that Allied Force and the debut of the B-2/JDAM combination represent this turning point.
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Battlecruiser HMS Hood: An Illustrated Biography 1916-1941 by Bruce Taylor, Thomas Schmid