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  • USN Battleship vs IJN Battleship

    USN Battleship vs IJN Battleship
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472817198

    In the build-up to World War II both the United States and Japan believed their battleships would play a central role in battle, but after the Pacific War began in December 1941, the role of the battleship proved to be much more limited than either…

  • USN Destroyer vs IJN Destroyer

    USN Destroyer vs IJN Destroyer
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849086233

    This book covers the fierce night naval battles fought between the US Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during late 1943 as the Allies advanced slowly up the Solomons Islands toward the major Japanese naval base at Rabaul. During this period, seve…

  • US Navy Frigates of the Cold War

    US Navy Frigates of the Cold War
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472840516

    Though they were never the most glamorous of warships, found US Navy frigates were frequently found on the frontlines of the Cold War at sea. These warships were the descendants of World War II's destroyer escorts, designed primarily to escort convo…

  • Midway 1942

    Midway 1942
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846035012

    In less than one day, the might of the Imperial Japanese Navy was destroyed and four of her great aircraft carriers sank burning into the dark depths of the Pacific. Utilizing the latest research and detailed combat maps, this book tells the dramati…

  • British Battlecruiser vs German Battlecruiser

    British Battlecruiser vs German Battlecruiser
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780960968

    The rival battlecruisers first clashed in January 1915 at Dogger Bank in the North Sea and although the battle was a British tactical victory with neither side losing any of its battlecruisers, the differences in the designs of the British and Germa…

  • The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War

    The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War
    av Mark Stille

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472801463

    The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) was the third most powerful navy in the world at the start of World War II, and came to dominate the Pacific in the early months of the war. This was a remarkable turnaround for a navy that only began to modernize in…

  • British Battleship vs Italian Battleship

    British Battleship vs Italian Battleship
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472832269

    During World War II’s battle for control of the Mediterranean, both the British and Italian navies planned to bring their battle fleets into play. At the centre of both of these fleets was a core of battleships which both sides expected to pla…

  • The United States Navy in World War II

    The United States Navy in World War II
    av Mark Stille

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472848048

    A comprehensive overview of the strategy, operations and vessels of the United States Navy from 1941 to 1945. Although slowly building its navy while neutral during the early years of World War II, the US was struck a serious blow when its battleshi…

  • Leyte Gulf 1944 (1)

    Leyte Gulf 1944 (1)
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472842817

    In October 1944, the US prepared to invade the Philippines to cut Japan off from its resource areas in Southeast Asia. The Japanese correctly predicted this, and prepared a complex operation to use the remaining strength of its navy to defend its po…

  • Leyte Gulf 1944 (2): Surigao Strait and Cape Engaño

    Leyte Gulf 1944 (2): Surigao Strait and Cape Engaño

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472842855

    This is the second volume in a two-part illustrated study of the October 23-26 Battle of Leyte Gulf, which resulted in a decisive defeat for the Japanese. The Battle of Leyte Gulf-the largest naval battle in history-comprised four major actions cond…

  • Santa Cruz 1942

    Santa Cruz 1942
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849086059

    Despite myth, the Japanese carrier force was not destroyed at Midway but survived to still prove a threat in the Pacific Theater. Nowhere was this clearer than in the battle of Santa Cruz of October 1942. The stalemate on the ground in the Guadalcan…

  • Axis Midget Submarines

    Axis Midget Submarines
    av Jamie Prenatt

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472801227

    During World War II, Germany, Japan, and Italy built approximately 2,000 small, inherently stealthy, naval craft to perform special operations and conventional naval missions. Much more numerous and more technically advanced than their Allied counte…

  • The Solomons 1943?44

    The Solomons 1943?44
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472824479

    Victory at Guadalcanal for the Allies in February 1943 left them a vital foothold in the Solomon Islands chain, and was the first step in an attempt to isolate and capture the key Japanese base of Rabaul on New Britain. In order to do this they had…

  • US Navy Ships vs Kamikazes 1944?45

    US Navy Ships vs Kamikazes 1944?45
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472812735

    The ineffectiveness of conventional air attacks on US Navy surface ships, particularly heavily defended targets like carrier task groups, forced the Japanese to re-evaluate their tactics in late 1944. The solution they arrived at was simple –…

  • Italian Cruisers of World War II

    Italian Cruisers of World War II
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472825353

    The Italian Royal Navy (Regia Marina) operated one of largest cruiser forces of World War II. As a signatory to the 1922 Washington Naval Treaty, the Regia Marina immediately attempted to reinforce its treaty-limited battleship force by building sev…

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Submarines 1941-45

    Imperial Japanese Navy Submarines 1941-45
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846030901

    During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Navy was at the forefront of submarine technology. It fielded the largest pre-nuclear submarines in the world, some capable of carrying floatplane bombers, which operated alongside fast combat vessels and m…

  • US Navy Escort Carriers 1942?45

    US Navy Escort Carriers 1942?45
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472818102

    While not as famous as their larger and faster sister ships such as the Essex- and Yorktown-class carriers, escort carriers made an enormous contribution towards Allied victory both in the Pacific and Atlantic theatres. Rather than relying on size o…

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers, 1921-45

    Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers, 1921-45
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768533

    The Imperial Japanese Navy was a pioneer in naval aviation, having commissioned the world's first built-from-the-keel-up carrier, the 'Hosho'. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, it experimented with its carriers, perfecting their design and constructio…

  • US Navy Carrier Aircraft vs IJN Yamato Class Battleships

    US Navy Carrier Aircraft vs IJN Yamato Class Battleships
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472808493

    As the Pacific War approached a crescendo, the clashes between swarming US Navy carrier aircraft, and the gigantic Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Yamato-class battleships became symbolic of the fortunes of the two nations. They also served as a metaph…

  • Italian Destroyers of World War II

    Italian Destroyers of World War II
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472840554

    A new illustrated history and analysis of Italy's World War II destroyers, a formidable foe for Allied forces attempting to attack the sea lanes between Italy and North Africa. The Italian Royal Navy (Regia Marine or RM) began the Second World War w…

  • US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1939-45

    US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1939-45

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846030376

    Dominating the seas during World War II, the US aircraft carrier played a crucial role in every major naval combat of the war. Development of the Essex class began in 1941, and was the largest class of carrier ever to be built. During the Pacific Wa…

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919?45 (1)

    Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919?45 (1)
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849089845

    This volume will detail the history, weapons and tactics of the Japanese destroyers built before the war. This includes the famous Fubuki class (called “Special Type” by the Japanese, which were, when completed in the late 1920's, the mo…

  • Pacific Carrier War

    Pacific Carrier War
    av Mark Stille

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472826336

    A detailed and comprehensive study of the carrier formations of the Pacific War, including their origins, development and key battles from the Coral Sea, through Midway and Guadalcanal to the battle of the Philippine Sea. The defining feature of the…

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941?45

    Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941?45
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849081481

    Designed with little more than a passing nod to the international naval treaties of the inter-war period, the Imperial Japanese Navy's heavy cruisers were fast and heavily armed. Like the other vessels of the Japanese Navy, the heavy cruisers were t…

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Battleships 1941-45

    Imperial Japanese Navy Battleships 1941-45
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846032806

    The Imperial Japanese Navy of World War 2 surpassed the Allied and Axis fleets in innovation and technology. This title covers the 12 Japanese battleships that saw service between 1941-45. Each class is considered in turn in light of its design and…

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Light Cruisers 1941?45

    Imperial Japanese Navy Light Cruisers 1941?45
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849085625

    The Imperial Japanese Navy went to war with 17 light cruisers and another three cruiser-sized training ships. Of these, most were 5,500-ton ships designed to act as destroyer squadron flagships. This made them much different in capabilities and miss…

  • US Standard-type Battleships 1941?45 (2)

    US Standard-type Battleships 1941?45 (2)
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472806994

    This book completes an authoritative two-part study on the Standard-type US battleships of World War II – ships that were designed to fight a different type of war than the one that unfolded. It gives precise technical details of the design hi…

  • Tora! Tora! Tora!

    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849085090

    In the early hours of December 7, 1941, the Japanese First Air Fleet launched a massive air-strike against the American Pacific Fleet based at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Supported by a group of midget submarines, the attack gutted the American battlesh…

  • US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922-45

    US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922-45
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768908

    The USS Langley, the first American aircraft carrier, entered service in 1922. Despite being converted into an aircraft tender, it was the first step in a new direction for the US Navy and naval warfare. This book covers the design, development and…

  • US Navy Ships vs Japanese Attack Aircraft

    US Navy Ships vs Japanese Attack Aircraft
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472836441

    The striking power of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s carrier-­based attack aircraft was established at Pearl Harbor, and the IJN’s carrier-­based torpedo­ and dive-­bombers showed their prowess again at the Battle of Coral Sea when they sa…

  • Misfit Children

    Misfit Children

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781498525794

    Misfits are often confused with outcasts. Yet misfits rather find themselves in-between that which fits and that which does not. This volume is interested in this slipperiness of misfits and explores the blockages and the promises of such movements,…

  • USN Submarine vs IJN Antisubmarine Escort

    USN Submarine vs IJN Antisubmarine Escort
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472843050

    This fully illustrated study examines and compares the roles of the US Navy submarines and the Imperial Japanese Navy’s anti-submarine warfare capabilities during World War II. In 1941 and 1942, US Navy submarine operations in the Pacific were…

  • Malaya and Singapore 1941?42

    Malaya and Singapore 1941?42
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472811226

    For the British Empire it was a military disaster, but for Imperial Japan the conquest of Malaya was one of the pivotal campaigns of World War II. Giving birth to the myth of the Imperial Japanese Army's invincibility, the victory left both Burma an…

  • Malaya & Dutch East Indies 1941?42

    Malaya & Dutch East Indies 1941?42
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472840592

    Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 was quickly followed by a rapid invasion of Malaya, a plan based entirely on the decisive use of its airpower. While the British was inadequately prepared, they likewise relied on the RAF to defend their…

  • Guadalcanal 1942?43

    Guadalcanal 1942?43
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472806932

    The Guadalcanal campaign began with an amphibious assault in August 1942 – the US’s first attempt to take the fight to the Japanese. It escalated into a desperate attritional battle on land, air, and sea, and by the time the Japanese had…

  • US Heavy Cruisers 1943?75

    US Heavy Cruisers 1943?75
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782006329

    This title follows on from a companion book covering the US heavy cruisers that were built prior to the war, together forming the definitive guide to the US’s heavy cruiser classes. Versatile warships, the heavy cruisers of the Baltimore class…

  • USN Carriers vs Ijn Carriers

    USN Carriers vs Ijn Carriers
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846032486

    As the Pacific war escalated into the largest naval conflict in history the role of the carrier, the most revolutionary and formidable of all naval weapons, became the linchpin of American and Japanese naval strategy. Finally in 1942, across the hug…

  • USN Fleet Destroyer vs IJN Fleet Submarine

    USN Fleet Destroyer vs IJN Fleet Submarine
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472820631

    Leading up to the Pacific War, Japanese naval strategists believed that a decisive fleet engagement would be fought against the United States Navy. Outnumbered by the USN, the Imperial Japanese Navy planned to use its large, ocean-going submarines t…

  • The Philippine Sea 1944

    The Philippine Sea 1944
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472819208

    After suffering devastating losses in the huge naval battles at Midway and the Soloman Islands, the Imperial Japanese navy attempted to counter-attack against the US forces threatening the Home Islands. Involving the US Fifth Fleet and the Japanese…

  • British Dreadnought Vs. German Dreadnought

    British Dreadnought Vs. German Dreadnought
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849081672

    In 1916, in the seas near Jutland, two fleets of armoured dreadnoughts met in open battle. This book tells the story of the British and German battleships of these two great fleets - from their development as the first generation of fully- armoured…

  • US Standard-type Battleships 1941?45 (1)

    US Standard-type Battleships 1941?45 (1)
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472806963

    Written by US Navy expert Mark Stille, this book offers a unique insight into the Standard-type classes of US battleships. It provides a detailed investigation into the histories of each of the warships in the Standard-type battleship classes, the f…

  • The naval battles for Guadalcanal 1942

    The naval battles for Guadalcanal 1942
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780961545

    The battle for Guadalcanal that lasted from August 1942 to February 1943 was the first major American counteroffensive against the Japanese in the Pacific. The battle of Savo Island on the night of 9 August 1942, saw the Japanese inflict a sever def…

  • Guadalcanal 1942?43

    Guadalcanal 1942?43
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472835512

    The campaign for Guadalcanal, which stretched from August 1942 until February 1943, centered on Henderson Field. The airfield was captured by the US on 8 August and placed into operation by 20 August. As long as the airfield was kept operational and…

  • US Navy Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers

    US Navy Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472835260

    Faced with an increasingly formidable anti-ship cruise missile threat from the Soviet Union in the early days of the Cold War, and with the recent memory of the kamikaze threat from World War II, the USN placed a great priority on developing air def…

  • Java Sea 1942

    Java Sea 1942
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472831613

    The battle of the Java Sea, fought in February 1942, was the first major surface engagement of the Pacific War and one of the few naval battles of the entire war fought to a decisive victory. It was the culminating point of the Japanese drive to occ…

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Antisubmarine Escorts 1941-45

    Imperial Japanese Navy Antisubmarine Escorts 1941-45
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472818164

    In 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) went to war with a marginal anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability. This was a lamentable state of affairs for a nation dependent upon imports to sustain its war economy. There were only a few purpose-built…

  • USN Cruiser Vs IJN Cruiser

    USN Cruiser Vs IJN Cruiser
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846034664

    Although the war in the Pacific is usually considered a carrier war, it was the cruisers that dominated the early fighting. This thrilling duel presents the cruiser clashes during the battles for Guadacanal , highlighting the Battle of Savo Island a…

  • The Imperial Japanese Navy of the Russo-Japanese War

    The Imperial Japanese Navy of the Russo-Japanese War
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472811196

    When the Imperial Japanese Navy destroyed Russia's battle fleet during the Russo-Japanese War, it marked the emergence of Japan as one of the world's major naval powers. Japan's navy had been built up over just two decades, with the IJN acquiring a…

  • US Heavy Cruisers 1941?45

    US Heavy Cruisers 1941?45
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782006299

    Designed and produced under the regulations of the Washington Naval Treaty, the heavy cruisers of the Pensacola, Northampton, Portland, New Orleans and Wichita classes were exercises in compromise. While they possessed very heavy armament – th…

  • The Coral Sea 1942

    The Coral Sea 1942
    av Mark Stille

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846034404

    The Battle of the Coral Sea is unique in the annals of naval history. It is the first battle in which enemy fleets never came within sight of one another. Instead, aircraft launched from carrier decks were sent out to attack the enemy with bombs and…