British Submarines in Two World Wars
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Norman Friedman’s new book demonstrates how innovative the British were in their submarine design—more so than most realize.
August 1, 2019
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Although the Royal Navy did not invent the submarine, Norman Friedman’s new book demonstrates how innovative the British were in their submarine design—more so than most realize. Royal Navy submarines performed well in combat in both world wars, and often in unheralded ways. By 1914, Britain had the largest submarine fleet in the world and by the end of World War I some of the largest and most unusual of all submarines—whose origins and design are all detailed in this new book. Heavily illustrated with photos and original plans, this volume, incorporating so much original analysis, will be eagerly awaited by naval historians and enthusiasts everywhere.
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“British Submarines in Two World Wars is a magnificent achievement which belongs on the bookshelves of submariners past and present as well as all those fascinated by the ‘submarine boat’.” —The Australian Naval Institute
“Lavishly illustrated, with many photographs and schematics, while blessed with Norman Friendman’s superlative text, this is a book that anyone who wants to make a serious study of British submarines should obtain.” —Warships: International Fleet Review
“The only word for this book is ‘encyclopedic’, and ... the publisher’s blurb is right – ‘likely to remain the last word on the subject for many years’. Indispensable – afford it!” —The Naval Review
“The quality of illustration is outstanding. The photographs, many of which are courtesy of Dr. Josef Straczek of the RAN Naval Historical Service, are stunning, and are generally reproduced to a good size with informative, well-focused captions.... This book is sure to become the standard reference for British submarine development for years to come; it is a particularly impressive achievement, and good value for its cover price.” —Warship
“British Submarines in Two World Wars provides the reader with a comprehensive, detailed report from 1901 through 1945 in a 432-page compendium that is both a chronological history and reference work on British submarines that is innovative, remarkable in scope, and an encyclopedic tome that is a definitive benchmark setting a standard of documentation for decades to come.” —Naval Historical Foundation