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Warships of the Great War Era: A History in Ship Models Hardcover – 30 Aug 2014

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Seaforth Publishing (30 Aug. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848322127
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848322127
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 1.4 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 330,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

DAVID HOBBS spent 33 years as a RN pilot, and since retirement has spent a period as Curator of the Fleet Air Arm Museum and become the author of many highly regarded books, including A Century of Naval Aviation (2009) and The British Pacific Fleet (2011).


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As a serious ship modeller I was very much looking forward to the publication of this book. With the disappearance of so many exhibits (models in particular) from the UKs museums,into storage, and replaced with only kiddy friendly touchy feely nonsense,the author had a fantastic chance to show off these modelling marvels to those like me that would remember the IWM/NMM as they were,once.

This has been done,and the photography,for the most part,is excellent. I do not understand why it was thought necessary to include contemporary plastic or resin models in the book,there are now many other volumes and web sites where these can be viewed,as well as model shows. I was also miffed,as a fan of the Royal Navy,to find foreign ships included-this could have been done in a second volume,perhaps with direct comparisons between the designs of US/German and Japanese vessels-I'd buy that too!

The text is no doubt interesting,but it is the photos that will sell the book,and several are dark,of darkly painted models that do not show well.A bonus was the inclusion of a few pictures of Norman Ough's work,although not strictly builders models of the period covered, a joy to see.

If this review sounds a little luke warm it is that I had high hopes of seeing more models, now locked away from public view,probably forever. Perhaps if the book is a success there will be more, I hope so.
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This is a delightful little book, and I really can't fault it. It is unusual in that it tells the history of its subjects through models of the ships included in the book. Most are builders models, and a very few are by others. In addition, each model is referenced and you can visit the museum in which it is housed to see it for yourself, and it is interesting to compare the different styles of models too - there is a great photograph on SMS Regensburg, which shows the model "weathered" in comparison to the pristine builders models made by British and Japanese engineers

It is unlikely those of us who are interested in the Great War and the ships that fought in it will learn much that is new through reading it, but, if you buy it, I am sure you will be delighted by superb photographs of some of the best models of ships you will ever see.
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a superb publication just a pity that you cannot easily see any of this wonderful collection of shipmodels held by the NMM. So this is a help.
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Very interesting book, models built by the builders at the time , tell you more detail etc than plans and photo's.
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arrived very quickly and was a new book as stated.
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