Since a simple cannon was first mounted on a sailing ship, the warship had but one purpose, to engage and destroy the enemy. This study focuses on the hard-fought ship-to-ship battles where the gun was all-important. It vividly recounts a varied selection of epic sea battles and warship stories.
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A Magnificent Fight
The Battle for Wake Island
Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese land-based bombers pounded Wake Island, the American advanced base that was key to the U.S. Navy’s strategy in the Pacific. Throughout the next two weeks, the Wake Island garrison survived nearly daily bombings and repulsed the first Japanese attempt to take the atoll. The determined defenders provided a badly needed lift to ...
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Classic Naval Gun Actions
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