Battleships of World War I by Antony Preston

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Battleships of World War I

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Battleships of all Nations 1914-1918

by Antony Preston

Galahad Books, 1972, [First Edition], frontispiece, b/w photographs and illustrations throughout, large reversible, fold-out cutaway, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0883653001

Near Fine Condition, corners very mildly bumped, dustjacket torn at bottom left, small bumps and nicks to edges, previous owners inscription erased from front flyleaf.

'For the first time in one volume all the ships which served - from the great dreadnoughts down to the elderly predreadnoughts and coast-defense ships - are described in full, and amply illustrated by means of photographs and line drawings.  Many contemporary reference books provide reasonably accurate tables of data, but poor illustrative material; in Battleships of World War I the author has worked from original sources and has sought out rare and hitherto unused photographs, to provide the most accurate and well-illustrated book on the subject ever published.

Battleships of World War I presents data, illustrations, and career notes for each and every battleship, documenting not only the roles of the bigger dreadnoughts and battle cruisers, but also the work of the older, more obscure predreadnoughts - which often saw a larger share of the action than the main fleets.'