Naval AA Gunnery sounds interesting, warspite1
I am awaiting delivery of this here;
]Hostages to Fortune
And am thinking about this here;
British Pacific Fleet
Is this the first Norman Friedman book you ordered? He's published one about Gearing destroyers, which would interest me, but am not sure. Do his books have drawings or the like?
I have British Carrier Aviation, US Battleships, British Cruisers and two volumes of British destroyers. Yes, lots of pictures and drawings - very comprehensive books.
I have The British Pacific Fleet (Hobbs) but have yet to read it. The only reason its been relegated in reading order is that I have twice read Winton's excellent The Forgotten Fleet in the past. I am looking forward to getting around to it.
Too many books...so little time....
Having been travelling a lot recently, I've had a chance to dig into "Castles of Steel" some more. For a campaign and war that I'm less familiar with, it's a well written piece.
Until CTGW came out this time last year and I got into that, I knew bugger all about WWI. Bought a load of books to get up the curve including Castles of Steel which I read over the last year. What a stonker of a book - absolutely brilliant
Is there a single volume that you'd recommend on a grand overview of WWI? I know less about that war than most others and it was so formative to European history. Good titles appreciated.
I don't want to steer you wrong CB and would suggest wodin's your man for WWI - I know he has an extensive collection on that war. However I used:
The First World War. A Complete History by Martin Gilbert. A very readable tome.
22nd November 1944 - The British Pacific Fleet is born (temporary avatar changes to commemorate the ships and aircraft). HM Ships Formidable, Illustrious, Victorious