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Cassell Military Paperbacks: Cassell Military Classics: Gunboat!: Small Ships at War

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Set sail for adventure on the high seas! These 13 incredible, naval engagements show how gunboats won the day. In the 19th century, when colonial powers established, ruled, and accessed their empires from the sea, gunboats secured trading conditions. Fast and maneuverable, able to navigate in shallow coastal waters, they defeated enemies large and small, including pirates, slavers, and rebels. Even in the 20th century, from Burma through two world wars and the escape down the Yangtze in 1949, these meticulously researched, dramatic sagas are mesmerizing.

Synopsis:

Set sail for adventure on the high seas! These 13 incredible, naval engagements show how gunboats won the day. In the 19th century, when colonial powers established, ruled, and accessed their empires from the sea, gunboats secured trading conditions. Fast and maneuverable, able to navigate in shallow coastal waters, they defeated enemies large and small, including pirates, slavers, and rebels. Even in the 20th century, from Burma through two world wars and the escape down the Yangtze in 1949, these meticulously researched, dramatic sagas are mesmerizing.

Synopsis:

In this volume, Bryan Perrett recounts 13 episodes of exciting gunboat action, ranging from the Burma war in 1824, through two world wars and on to the dramatic escape of the "Amethyst" down the Yangtze in 1949. There is action from China, Argentina, the Mississippi and more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780304356706
Subtitle:
Small Ships at War
Author:
Perrett, Bryan
Publisher:
Cassell
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
BG-HUMOR/GAMES - BG-HUMOR
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Cassell Military Paperbacks
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 b/w illus.,
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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Cassell Military Paperbacks: Cassell Military Classics: Gunboat!: Small Ships at War
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"Synopsis" by , Set sail for adventure on the high seas! These 13 incredible, naval engagements show how gunboats won the day. In the 19th century, when colonial powers established, ruled, and accessed their empires from the sea, gunboats secured trading conditions. Fast and maneuverable, able to navigate in shallow coastal waters, they defeated enemies large and small, including pirates, slavers, and rebels. Even in the 20th century, from Burma through two world wars and the escape down the Yangtze in 1949, these meticulously researched, dramatic sagas are mesmerizing.
"Synopsis" by , In this volume, Bryan Perrett recounts 13 episodes of exciting gunboat action, ranging from the Burma war in 1824, through two world wars and on to the dramatic escape of the "Amethyst" down the Yangtze in 1949. There is action from China, Argentina, the Mississippi and more.
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