H.M.S. Rodney

Warships of the Royal Navy
Author(s): Iain Ballantyne
Original Publish Date: Jul 15, 2008
Product Number: EB00804186
Released: Feb 03, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781783035069
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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The biography of a British battleship, from an author with "a facility for rendering nonfiction into a narrative as brisk and readable as a novel" (HistoryNet). The Second World War battleship HMS Rodney achieved lasting fame for her role in destroying the pride of Hitler's navy, the mighty Bismarck, in a thrilling duel. The Rodney, carrying the largest guns ever mounted in a British warship, finally succeeded in turning her adversary into twisted metal and so removed a major threat to the Atlantic convoy routes so vital to the survival of the nation. This compelling book, from the acclaimed author of Killing the Bismarck, not only traces this mighty battleship's career in detail, but describes the careers of all the ships carrying the name.

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