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New Vanguard #181: Yangtze River Gunboats 1900-49

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From the end of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th, most Western powers maintained a naval presence in China. These gunboats protected traders and missionaries, safeguarded national interests, and patrolled Chinese rivers in search of pirates. It was a wild, lawless time in China as ruthless warlords fought numerous small wars to increase their power and influence.

This book covers the gunboats of all the major nations that stationed naval forces in China, including America, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Japan, and looks at such famous incidents as the Japanese bombing of the USS Patay and the dramatic escape of the HMS Amethyst from Communist forces in 1947, which marked the end of the gunboat era.

About the Author

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 50 books, 30 of which are published by Osprey. This acclaimed and widely published author has written several books on piracy, including The History of Pirates and Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate. A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as the Curator of Weapons at the Tower of London and as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He now works as a full-time author and historian, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781849084086
Author:
Konstam, Angus
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Author:
Bryan, Tony
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Subject:
Military - Naval
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New Vanguard
Series Volume:
181
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 MONO; 28 COL
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.76 x 7.28 x 0.16 in 0.36 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Men At Arms Series
History and Social Science » Military » Naval History

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