Depth Charge: Royal Naval Mines, Depth Charges and Underwater Weapons 1914-1945

Ebook Details

Authors

Chris Henry

Year 2006
Pages 208
Publisher Pen and Sword
Language en
ISBN 9781844151745
File Size 5.22 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 113
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Ebook Description

The history of weapons and warfare is usually written from the point of view of the battles fought and the tactics used. In naval warfare, in particular, the story of how these weapons were invented, designed and supplied is seldom told. Chris Henry, in this pioneering study, sets the record straight. He describes how, to counter the extraordinary threat posed by the U-boats in the world wars, the Royal Navy responded with weapons that kept open the vital supply routes of the Atlantic Ocean. He also celebrates the remarkable achievements of the engineers and inventors whose inspired work was essential to Britain's survival.