Submarines

An Illustrated History of Their Impact (Weapons and Warfare)

By Fontenoy, Paul

Publishers Summary:
Submarines: An Illustrated History of Their Impact reveals how underwater warships evolved to become major threats to battle fleets and merchant shipping, as well as primary platforms for deterrent forces and crucial symbols of military power.In a series of chronological chapters, Submarines describes key developments in diving ability, underwater endurance, and weapons capabilities in specific periods, while highlighting strategic and operational innovations; the role of technological research; famous submarine events, battles, and commanders; and the impact of submarine services on naval society. The book also includes an illustrated reference section covering every submarine class worldwide since 1900. This coverage plus additional reference features make Submarines an essential introduction to a weapons system that has long held the public's imagination.

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ISBN
978-1-85109-568-1
Publisher
ABC-CLIO


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Reviewed on July 15, 2007

These two volumes make logical additions to the "Weapons and Warfare" series, written by expert military historians and focusing on major weapons systems. InSubmarines , Fontenoy (curator, North Carolina Maritime Museum;Aircraft Carriers ) describes the development of submarines within the context of technology, tactical and strategic doctrine, and political impact. He illustrates the influence of submarines on naval command structures and the consequences of their development on strategic, military, and political decisions during the last 90 years. The bulk of the work is made up of a section with detail...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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