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The Naval Battle On The River By Robert P. Tristram Coffin
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An account of a naval battle on the Kennebec River, Maine, during the war of 1812.
Naval Battles and Island Campaigns By John Weems
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Naval Battles and Island Campaigns By John Weems
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Naval Warfare By James R. (James Richard) Thursfield
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Naval warfare is combat in and on the sea, the ocean, or any other major body of water such as a large lake or wide river.Mankind has fought battles on the sea for more than 3,000 years. Even in the... More > interior of large landmasses, transportation before the advent of extensive railroads was largely dependent upon rivers, canals, and other navigable waterways.The latter were crucial in the development of the modern world in the United Kingdom, the Low Countries and northern Germany, for they enabled the bulk movement of goods and raw materials without which the Industrial Revolution would not have occurred. Prior to 1750, materials largely moved by river barge or sea vessels. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_warfare Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Naval Command: Modern Naval Wargame Rules By Rory Crabb
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Naval Command is a set of wargame rules for recreating naval battles with fleets of miniature warships and aircraft in the age of the guided missile and jet aeroplane. Covering the period from the... More > late 1950s to the modern day or near future. The game can be played with fleets ranging in size form one or two ships per side to full sized battlegroups of ten or more ships. The rules can be used for different sizes of ships ranging from small fast attack craft up to super-carriers engaged in open sea battles or littoral and amphibious missions. The aim of these rules is to create a game that captures the feel and provides a fairly accurate recreation of modern naval engagements but is still relatively quick to play with reasonably sized fleets and does not require excessive bookkeeping and paperwork. The rulebook contains all the rules needed to play the game and fleet lists for a range of nations.< Less
Phil Dunn's Sea Battle Games Naval Wargaming 1650-1945 By John Curry, Phil Dunn
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'Sea Battles was a marvelously detailed book on recreating naval warfare. ' Donald Featherstone – author of over 40 books on wargaming and military history This book covers all aspects of naval... More > wargaming with a detailed examination of the key factors affecting gunnery and damage. Chapters include: Napoleonic period rules Ironclad rules Pre-dreadnought rules World War I and II rules Map campaigns This revised edition includes new chapters, illustrations and a Sink the Bismarck game based on Dunn’s concepts by the well-known military historian Paddy Griffith. The History of Wargaming Project is edited by John Curry. It aims to present the very best wargaming books and rules to a modern audience. Further details can be found at www.johncurryevents.co.uk.< Less
Turning the Tide: The Naval Air Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway By Arne Markland
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America was still reeling from Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor as the Japanese fleet was running amok in and around the Java Sea. Within months, Japan had occupied most of Southeast Asia.... More > Flushed with "victory disease," the Imperial Japanese Army decided to go after Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, and asked the Japanese Navy for help in occupying the port. The IJA also wanted the IJN to seize control of the nearby Coral sea, and as a follow-up, to clear the waters around Guadalcanal of Allied ships. The consequent Battle of Coral Sea resulted in a strategic victory for the U.S. in that it thwarted the Japanese plan to occupy Port Moresby, and the failure of Japan's massive fleet to occupy Midway a few months later meant Japan would have to shrink her outer defense perimeter. It also meant that Japan's grandiose expansion plans came to a grinding halt, and that prospects for a victorious war were beginning to quickly fade.< Less
The Battle of Jutland By Skyring
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Some years ago my wife joined the navy as a doctor. She embarked on a short course with dentists, lawyers, chaplains and other such folk, intended to teach the rudimentals of naval life. One of the... More > subjects was naval history, not one taken too seriously, and she farmed out the major assessment item to me, knowing that I was interested in these things. She handed me the list of topics, confiding that she knew very little of any of them and asked that I not take advantage of her ignorance. The rest is history. But of course I later had to supply a more credible version for her to submit under her real name.< Less
No Battle Fought By Phil Geusz
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No Glory Sought Series, Book 2: No Battle Fought -- "Today's mission, Commander, is revenge. And may God have mercy on your soul." Even the ordinary sort of war is awful enough—... More > people die, resources are wasted, and the survivors are scarred forever. But when unstoppable force comes up against an indomitable will to resist and the nukes begin to fly, well… Does war have a purpose? Or is it all just a meaningless blood-drenched spasm? When you're outfitted with thermonuclear weapons and you and your squadronmates are giving all you have just to stay alive in the same sky with the enemy, well… Perhaps that's not the best time and place to ask such deep questions. Yet when you're a seventeen-year-old naval officer who doesn't expect to survive another hour, how can you not ask?< Less
No Battle Fought By Phil Geusz
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"Today's mission, Commander, is revenge. And may God have mercy on your soul." Even the ordinary sort of war is awful enough— people die, resources are wasted, and the survivors are... More > scarred forever. But when unstoppable force comes up against an indomitable will to resist and the nukes begin to fly, well… Does war have a purpose? Or is it all just a meaningless blood-drenched spasm? When you're outfitted with thermonuclear weapons and you and your squadronmates are giving all you have just to stay alive in the same sky with the enemy, well… Perhaps that's not the best time and place to ask such deep questions. Yet when you're a seventeen-year-old naval officer who doesn't expect to survive another hour, how can you not ask?< Less