World War II at Sea retells the naval history of the war, covering everything from submarine warfare in the Atlantic to major operations in the Pacific.
- Author: Jeremy Harwood
- Publisher: Exisle Publishing
- RRP: Hardback: $29.99
As soon as war broke out in September 1939, the conflict at sea began.
It raged without respite until the unconditional surrender of Germany and Japan just under six years later.
The coverage is arranged chronologically, starting with the sinking of the British passenger liner Athenia by a German U-boat just hours after war was declared and concluding with Operation Ten-Go, the last attempt by the Japanese to defend Okinawa, and the sinking of the Yamato, the world’s last and biggest super-battleship.
Along the way, there is coverage of some of the lesser-known aspects of the conflict.
When it comes to unusual and secret weapons, readers will find out about maiale, X-craft and kaiten, probe the mysteries of ASDIC, sonar and radar, and discover much, much more.
World War II at Sea is fully illustrated throughout with a mixture of historic photographs, maps, charts and specially devised diagrams.