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By Anthony G. Williams

This publication describes the heritage of plane weapons, their ammunition and their installations in plane. It commences with a technical historical past overlaying the advance of weapons, their ammunition, and comparable concerns equivalent to mountings and attractions. this can be through chapters on plane installations masking all international locations and an assessment in their use in wrestle. Appendices contain entire tables of the gun installations of WWI wrestle plane with info and illustrations of the weapons used and standards in their ammunition. Comparative drawings and requirements of carrier guns are supplied, plus illustrations and information bearing on their ammunition.

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Successful as these incidents may have been, the hard reality was that in the first three years of World War I, British submarines accounted for only five U-boats sunk. Now in 1917, the U-boats had unleashed a furious assault 43 on Britain's Merchant Marine in its last episode of unrestricted submarine warfare. A major shift in emphasis in submarine deployment came with the appointment of Admiral David Beatty to the command of the Grand Fleet. He insisted on more anti-U-boat patrols and far fewer submarines being held back for defensive purposes.

A quiet night was interspersed by another bathing session before Ell went to work. The first ship searched was a two-masted dhow that yielded nothing sinister. The terrified master refused one shilling's payment for four chickens. For the rest of the day, Ell, awash, made fast to the dhow, using its mast as a lookout, as the sailing ship screened the submarine from prying eyes along the coast. In the evening, the dhow was cut loose. The following day Nasmith decided to enter Constantinople. In the early hours of 23 May, Ell nosed its way toward the harbour approaches.

In 1905, briefed with creating a vessel that could be employed on an enemy's coastline, the Admiralty took several technological leaps forward to match Germany's own revolutionary vessels. Written by an influential expert in the field and covering all classes of submarine developed and deployed during the war, this book includes great technical detail, gripping operational accounts and is accompanied by meticulous artwork. With fascinating details of daring submarine raids in the Baltic and the Dardanelles, this book reveals the exceedingly dangerous world of early submarine warfare, which claimed an extraordinary number of lives on both sides and paved the way for a new kind of naval warfare in the 20th century and beyond.

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