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This volume is by far the best on this subject that I have so far seen. The great warships which once lay so grandly in Portsmouth say, for the Navy Week of pre War days sadly are no more. However in this book British Battleships of World War One it is possible with the most excellent photographs sometimes beautifully enlarged to cover a complete spread. almost to see them again for real.
I remember before the War going to Navy Week and taking afternoon tea with my parents on the Quarter Deck of H.M,S. Iron Duke. To this day I can still see in my mind her wonderful wooden decking and the white canvas awning as well as her huge guns in their after turret....and here in this book it is possible to see her again together with every battleship of that era and to learn of every relevant detail right down to the amount and kind of ship's boats they carried and the history of each from launch to inevitable demise. A truly wonderful book.