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by Paul Wright,Angus Konstam


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British Light Cruisers 1939–45 (New Vanguard). Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 50 books, 30 of which are published by Osprey.

British Light Cruisers 1939–45 (New Vanguard). 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.

Ships from and sold by Winkie's Toys & Hobby. Mr. Konstam has written several Osprey books and this on is just as good as the others! This time he deals with the British Treaty Cruisers of WW2 and does an outstanding job of giving the read history, weapons, photo and drawings in a small volume. He give the read information about each class of ship plus there pros and con's showing how Policy makers rather then naval need created these ships.

British Light Cruisers 1939-45 - New Vanguard (Paperback) . Angus Konstam (author), Paul Wright (illustrator). Angus Konstam recaps the total tale in OSPREY's excellent British Light Cruisers 1939-45. -David L. Veres, ww. ybermodeler.

Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). This helps us to see how these ships improved over the years and the differences in the various classes.

Osprey New Vanguard 154 - British Battleships 1939–45 (1): Queen Elizabeth and Royal .

Angus Konstam, Paul Wright. The light cruiser was a natural development of the sailing frigate - a fast multi-purpose warship that could patrol the sea lanes, protect convoys and scout for enemy battle fleets. By the inter-war period the need for this type of ship was even more important, given the increasing need for protection from aircraft, and the need to screen the fleet from submarines or destroyers.

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British Light Cruisers 1939–45 - Angus Konstam. British light cruisers 1939–45. These were soon labelled light cruisers. Britain was still constrained by budget and treaty obligations, so the first classes of these were small and lightly armed.

British Light Cruisers 1939–45. New Vanguard 194. Author: Angus Konstam. Illustrator: Paul Wright. Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 50 books, 30 of which are published by Osprey

British Light Cruisers 1939–45. Short code: NVG 194. Publication Date: 20 Oct 2012.

British Motor Gun Boat 1939-45 (New Vanguard 166). Angus Konstam, Paul Wright, Tony Bryan. Категория: Техника, Транспорт, Корабли.

Cruisers became Britain's essential vessel for protecting battleships, carriers, and convoys versus Japanese, Italian, and Nazi German commerce raiders, submarines, aircraft, and destroyers. 

The light cruiser was a natural development of the sailing frigate - a fast multi-purpose warship that could patrol the sea lanes, protect convoys and scout for enemy battle fleets. By the inter-war period the need for this type of ship was even more important, given the increasing need for protection from aircraft, and the need to screen the fleet from submarines or destroyers.

During the 1930's a new group of British light cruisers were commissioned, designed to replace an earlier generation of warships designed during the Great War. These new ships were sleek, fast, and relied on the 6-inch gun - a tried and tested weapon that combined hitting power with a high rate of fire. A second generation of light cruisers followed during the late 1930's, armed with twelve 6-inch guns apiece. One of these - HMS Belfast - is still afloat today.

Finally the threat posed by German aircraft led to the conversion of some older warships into anti-aircraft cruisers - a stopgap measure until a new class of these powerful and much-needed warships entered service. By this time wartime experience had shown that the British light cruiser was one of the most versatile types of ship in the Royal Navy, able to protect other warships, bombard enemy shores, guard life-saving convoys and intercept and destroy enemy warships. These were truly the workhorses of the wartime Royal Navy. While the battleships and carriers grabbed the headlines, these sleek, elegant warships quietly got on with the job of securing control of the seas.


Comments: (7)

DART-SKRIMER
Like mentioned above, I enjoyed reading the book. British light cruisers during the Second World War is a major subject, and with the 48 page "handicap" of the New Vanguard series, the author had to leave out individual ship histories. However, this is somewhat compensated with a welcome overview of the weapons (such as the 5.25" BL, 6" BL, etc.). If Konstam had added paragraph length ship histories, the book may very well have been stretching it. Luckily he didn't, and you can fill those gaps with the internet.

In my personal opinion, there should have been two, or maybe even three sets of books in the series for British light cruisers. However, I suspect that Angus knew that the publishers might not of let him, so he made the best of it.

I firmly recommend this book for an overview of the major classes.
Fecage
A short, and informative guide to the ships Briiish went to war with in WW II. Covers the major classes in detail, complete with camouflage carried during their time in service. . A good value, I recommend this series of books for their well balanced approach to the subject.
ALAN
Not a lot of detail can be gone into a book of this size, but this one offers a good primer on the ship classes and development from the surviving C's to the Swiftsure's, and for once AK has not got sidetracked by irrelevant topics.

Does not go into ship history, but in a 40 page book that's a good thing.

One of AK's better efforts
Mullador
Loved reading about the cruisers on which my father served during WW II. Great Royal Navy reference.
Mot
Not as good as the Stille written books, but good none the less. Still has a bit of the WWII/Post WWII "British superiority propaganda" feel to it, but better than most of the older WWII history books out of Britain.
I'm a Russian Occupant
Nice volume on Brit work/warhorses that aren't typically considered glamorous. Konstam still delivers.

Btw, these volumes transfer very well to iPad format. And the price is even better. Unless you need/love the paper editions.
Keath
Love this series.
These short treatises on ships are wonderful. Concise and to the point. The bridge the information gap between a magazine article and a book.
British Light Cruisers 1939–45 (New Vanguard) download epub
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Author: Paul Wright,Angus Konstam
ISBN: 1849086842
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (October 23, 2012)
Pages: 48 pages