By John Jordan,Robert Dumas
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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French Battleships 1922-1956 by John Jordan,Robert Dumas