John Jordan,Robert Dumas's French Battleships 1922-1956 PDF

By John Jordan,Robert Dumas

The battleships of the Dunkerque and Richelieu periods have been the main radical and influential designs of the interwar interval, and have been coveted by means of the British, the Germans and the Italians following the Armistice of June 1940. After an in depth refit within the united states, Richelieu went directly to serve along the Royal military in the course of 1943-45.

Using a wealth of primary-source fabric, a few of which has only in the near past been made to be had, John Jordan and Robert Dumas have launched into a totally new examine of those vital and technically fascinating ships. a whole account in their improvement is by way of a close research in their layout features, profusely illustrated by way of inboard profiles and schematic drawings. The technical chapters are interspersed with operational histories of the ships, with a specific specialise in the operations within which they engaged different heavy devices: Mers el-Kebir, Dakar and Casablanca. those bills comprise a close research in their functionality in motion and the wear sustained, and are supported by means of specially-drawn maps and through the logs of Strasbourg and Richelieu.

Twenty-two color profile and plan perspectives illustrate the ships' visual appeal on the a variety of phases in their careers.

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By John Jordan,Robert Dumas

The battleships of the Dunkerque and Richelieu periods have been the main radical and influential designs of the interwar interval, and have been coveted by means of the British, the Germans and the Italians following the Armistice of June 1940. After an in depth refit within the united states, Richelieu went directly to serve along the Royal military in the course of 1943-45.

Using a wealth of primary-source fabric, a few of which has only in the near past been made to be had, John Jordan and Robert Dumas have launched into a totally new examine of those vital and technically fascinating ships. a whole account in their improvement is by way of a close research in their layout features, profusely illustrated by way of inboard profiles and schematic drawings. The technical chapters are interspersed with operational histories of the ships, with a specific specialise in the operations within which they engaged different heavy devices: Mers el-Kebir, Dakar and Casablanca. those bills comprise a close research in their functionality in motion and the wear sustained, and are supported by means of specially-drawn maps and through the logs of Strasbourg and Richelieu.

Twenty-two color profile and plan perspectives illustrate the ships' visual appeal on the a variety of phases in their careers.

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