British Naval Weapons of World War Two, The John Lambert Collection, Volume II: Escort and Minesweeper Weapons

This is one of those books where the the most effective review is “WOW!!!”. The late John Lambert was a prolific technical illustrator who was highly regarded for the quality of his work and knowledge of naval vessels and weapons. The publishers have secured his extensive library of plans, many never before published, and are now releasing a series of books based on the images. This will be warmly welcomed by warship modellers and naval historians, but should be widely read and enjoyed by everyone with any interest in warships and their weapons – Most Highly Recommended

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NAME: British Naval Weapons of World War Two, The John Lambert Collection, 
Volume II: Escort and Minesweeper Weapons
FILE: R2971
AUTHOR: John Lambert, editor Norman Friedman
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword, Seaforth Publishing
BINDING: hard back
PAGES: 240
PRICE: £40.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, World War II, Second World War, escort vessels,
 minesweepers, guns, depth charges, mortars, rockets, sweeps, technical drawings, 
technology line drawings

ISBN: 978-1-5267-5047-1

IMAGE: B2971.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: This is one of those books where the the most effective review is 
“WOW!!!”. The late John Lambert was a prolific technical illustrator who was 
highly regarded for the quality of his work and knowledge of naval vessels and 
weapons. The publishers have secured his extensive library of plans, many 
never before published, and are now releasing a series of books based on the 
images. This will be warmly welcomed by warship modellers and naval 
historians, but should be widely read and enjoyed by everyone with any 
interest in warships and their weapons –  Most Highly Recommended

The sheets of superbly detailed plans have been used to produce this second volume 
in the series and are reproduced with all detail and annotation. The large page format 
and quality paper stock of this fine book set these amazing illustrations off to their 
maximum effect.

In this volume, there is a comprehensive coverage of the weapons employed by 
smaller British warships during WWII with some fifty photographs augmenting the 
outstanding drawings. In addition to the annotations by Lambert, leading naval 
historian Norman Friedman has added a very able introduction that sets the drawings 
fully in context. All significant guns, from 4 inch down, are included, together with 
anti-submarine weapons, minesweeping gear and ancillary equipment. An appendix 
covers big-ship weapons not otherwise included in this series.

Readers will appreciate the drawings of escort vessels, sloops, corvettes, armed 
trawlers, and minesweepers, that were recipients of the weapons displayed and 
described so well by the fine drawings.

Seaforth Publishing should be highly commended for acquiring John Lamberts 
extensive library of drawings and committing to using them in the publication of an 
equally unique series of books. The pricing is aggressive and will enable a wider 
readership to acquire copies. Any future eBooks may make the material available 
to a much wider readership, but the reduction in the number of public lending 
libraries will mean that some potential readers may not be able to access the printed 
paper editions.