Part of the Images of War Series, this book is also a photographic essay. The photographs are rare and outstanding. Text is confined to captions, extended captions and notes, more than adequate to support the photographs.
The author has provided an absorbing account of Amundsen’s expeditions and use of aviation. Single colour photographs and drawings are included through the book adding to the text. The book will appeal to aviation enthusiasts and to those interested in polar exploration, but it should also appeal to a wider readership, giving an insight into society and science before 1939 and providing a gripping tale of courage and endurance in some of the least hospital areas of the World.
The author has not uncovered any new and shattering fact or insight, but has provided a realistic account of what happened and of the cost to the U-Boat service. If the reader intends to only purchase one book covering the submarine war 1939-1945, this is the book to buy.
This is an adventure book as much as a naval history. It involves the reader and provides information as it entertains. The photographic illustration is interesting and includes his T Class and A Class commands, together with illustration from his time as Commodore SNOWI. This is a book not to be missed.
The author has produced an excellent book on the subject of naval firepower that is unlikely to be bettered. The photographs and drawings provide a rare view of the elements that together made the firepower of the battleship devastating. This is an essential reference and review for every student of naval history, but it is also an excellent introduction to those who are not yet naval enthusiasts.
This book is published in conjunction with the Naval Gallery that has been updated to match more closely the visiting public. Nelson has become an international icon that for many marks the height of Royal Navy achievement in protecting the interest of the British people.
The book is intended to match the new National Maritime Museum long-term gallery entitled Nelson, Navy, Nation. The publisher has done a first rate job of setting out the material and the lavish illustration, much of it in full colour. The authors shown above are more accurately editors and the book includes biographies for those contributing to the content. Collectively, the contributors have painted a picture of the Royal Navy, its ships, equipment and weapons, together with an insight into the society over the period of roughly one hundred years.
This very low price high quality pocket manual is what it claims in the title. It is based on documents and training manuals produced during WWII for use by newly minted spies and covert operatives. It is a worthy addition to a fine series of pocket books from this publisher, priced within the pockets of the young readers but with a quality of text and a multitude of drawings and photographs to appeal to the professional and the dedicated enthusiast. Few books cover such a wide potential readership.
The publisher has established a fine series of pocket-books and pocket manuals. This new book forms part of that series and in a way is difficult to review. It is priced aggressively, even though a hard back binding has been employed to allow it to survive frequent handling. That and the convenient size makes it very suitable as a gift to a young boy or girl who is developing an interest in the subject. It is also a low enough price that a young person could afford to buy a copy. However, it contains such a wealth of information that is a comprehensive review of its subject, that it makes a very worthy addition to even the most sophisticated library of a dedicated enthusiast.
This is an outstanding photo essay of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The photographer is also a crew member of the Torbay lifeboat which may explain why these photographs are so compelling. Any writer or photographer needs a special understanding and identification with the subject to step above the ordinary. Each picture paints a story and what an amazing story each is. HRH Prince William Duke of Cambridge has written the foreword and as an RAF SAR Helicopter pilot based at RAF Valley, he has had direct experience of working with RNLI crews in some testing conditions.