The World Encyclopedia of Amphibious Warfare Vessels (Hardcover) by Ireland Bernard
This authoritative book sketches the historical development of amphibious warfare using real examples to illustrate the great range of scale from raiding to full-scale invasion with historical examples. It highlights the many coordinated activities necessary for a successful operation from surveying and minesweeping to fire support fighter direction and tri-service control. Two illustrated country-by-country directories cover landing ships which transport personnel cargo and vehicles from shore-to-shore and landing craft which focus on ship-to-shore movements. This instructive volume containing 530 photographs will provide enthusiasts and historians with a lively and engaging guide to a fascinating subject.