This richly illustrated hardback steers a course through some of history's most epic engagements on the high seas, written by the renowned naval historian Dr Helen Doe.
From the medieval to modern times, this fascinating guide recalls over 50 naval battles which have changed the course of history as ships evolved from simple battering tams to sophisticated war machines. Arranged chronologically, each double page spread focuses on a different battle - including why they took place, who was in command, the technologies available to them and the battle tactics they used.
• Battle of Sandwich (1217)
• The Battle of Trafalgar (1805)
• The Battle of Jutland (1916)
• Pearl Harbor (1941)
• The Falklands War (1982)
Featuring dramatic paintings, detailed battle plans, incredible full-colour photography and fascinating objects and artifacts, this intriguing 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.
Great Naval Battles by Helen Doe