For more than 400 years, the big-gun warship stood as the supreme naval war machine. It was not only a major instrument of warfare, but a visible emblem of a nation¿s power, wealth and pride. Battleshipsfeatures 52 of the greatest warships to have sailed in the last 500 years. Beginning with English king Henry VIII¿s flagship,Henry Grace a¿Dieu, the bookazine covers all the main periods of battleship development, including the great sail ships, such asSovereign of the Seas,Santissima TrinidadandVictory.
There is detailed coverage of the great battleships of the two world wars, includingDerfflinger,YamatoandIowa. Each entry includes a brief description of the battleship¿s development and history, a colour profile artwork, key features and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs,Battleshipsis a colourful guide for the military historian and naval warfare enthusiast.