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British battleships 1939-45 (2)

Nelson and King George V classes

By Konstam, Angus
2009, Osprey Publishing
ISBN 1846033896
Paperback, 48 pages

Descripton: With the outbreak of World War II, Britain's Royal Navy was at the forefront of her defence with her fleet of battleships as her main striking force. However, ten battleships of this fleet were already over 20 years old, venerable veterans of the first world conflict. As such, in the 1930s two new classes were commissioned - modern battleships which were designed to replace the ageing battle fleet although only one would see active service. Together with the older battleships, which were increasingly modified in the decade preceding the war and during the conflict itself, these vessels held their own against their German and Italian counterparts.

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Allied Warships. HMS Anson
Allied Warships. HMS Duke of York
Allied Warships. HMS Howe
Allied Warships. HMS King George V
Allied Warships. HMS Nelson
Allied Warships. HMS Prince of Wales
Allied Warships. HMS Rodney
Allied Warship Class. King George V

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