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    Force Z Shipwrecks of the South China Sea: HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse

    £18.99
    A stunning and forensic look at the wrecks of two of the most famous British capital ships lost during WWII Provides details of the construction and sea career of each ship Beautiful illustrations of the wrecks lying on the seabed
    ISBN: 9781849950954
    AuthorRod Macdonald
    Pub Date28/02/2013
    BindingPaperback
    Pages192
    Availability: In Stock

    The first book to explore in detail the wrecks of these two vessels from Force Z which in December 1941 was sent to defend Singapore. It grippingly narrates the lead up to the siege of Singapore and the battle far out at sea in which Force Z was decimated in the Royal Navy's greatest loss in a single engagement. The force was attacked by 85 Japanese torpedo bombers, with huge loss of life. It was the first time a modern battleship had been sunk by air power and the loss of Prince of Wales is seen as marking the end of the era of the battleship. The wrecks are explored in detail with illustrations of them on the seabed and underwater photographs.

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    The first book to explore in detail the wrecks of these two vessels from Force Z which in December 1941 was sent to defend Singapore. It grippingly narrates the lead up to the siege of Singapore and the battle far out at sea in which Force Z was decimated in the Royal Navy's greatest loss in a single engagement. The force was attacked by 85 Japanese torpedo bombers, with huge loss of life. It was the first time a modern battleship had been sunk by air power and the loss of Prince of Wales is seen as marking the end of the era of the battleship. The wrecks are explored in detail with illustrations of them on the seabed and underwater photographs.