Warships of the Great War Era

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Published:October 15, 2014
By David Hobbs (Author)

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich houses the largest collection of scale ship models in the world, many of which are contemporary artifacts made by the craftsmen of the navy or the shipbuilders themselves, ranging from the mid-seventeenth century to the present day. Treated as historical evidence, they offer far more detail than even the best plans or the finest marine paintings. This book features a selection of over one hundred ship models, all in full color, of the various classes of warship that fought in the First World War, from dreadnoughts to coastal motor boats, including many close-up views. These color photos are captioned in depth, and many are also annotated to note interesting or unusual features. Although pictorial in emphasis, the book weaves the pictures into an authoritative text, producing an unusual and attractive form of technical history.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Model Making
  • Hardback : 128 pages
  • Illustrations: 150 color photos
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (October 15, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1591141907
  • ISBN-13: 9781591141907
  • Product Dimensions: 7.25 X 11.25 in
  • Shipping Weight: 18.72 oz

David Hobbs spent 33 years as a RN pilot, and since retirement has spent a period as Curator of the Fleet Air Arm Museum and become the author of many highly regarded books, including A Century of Naval Aviation and The British Pacific Fleet.

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