By Paul Kemp
An illustrated paintings masking the naval component of global struggle II. the topic is mentioned in accordance with kind of motion, together with fleet activities, provider war, submarine struggle, coastal forces and certain forces. The e-book additionally comprises illustrations of existence at sea and hand over ceremonies.
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Top: Officers on the bridge of an escort watch the merchant ships in their charge. Relations between the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy were not always smooth. The sturdy independence manifested by the Merchant Navy throughout the war in the face of operational command by the Royal Navy often brought the latter to despair. 62 Nevertheless, shared privations of the war at sea engendered a mutual respect. Above: Heading homewards, the British destroyer HMS Vanoe passes an outwardbound coastal convoy in March 1941.
However, this was as far as Germany's naval aviation programme got. The ship's construction was repeatedly abandoned and restarted and she was eventually scuttled at Stettin. Above: Italy's carrier programme fared no better. This is the Aquila, abandoned at Genoa in 1945. Aquila had been converted from the liner Rama but her construction was interrupted by the Italian armistice of 1943 when she was sabotaged to prevent her takeover by the Germans. She was then further damaged in an air raid and in an attack by British Chariots before being scuttled at Genoa.
Erican submarines or fallen victim to air-laid mines. Japan's failure to protect her maritime trade meant that, effectively, she was starved into surrender before either of the atomic bombs was dropped. Right: A convoy seen from a Sunderland flying boat of RAF Coastal Command. In the early stages of the war air cover could only be provided in coastal waters. This photograph was taken early in the war as many of the ships are still wearing peacetime liveries - in time these would be replaced by the ubiquitous and more practical grey overall scheme.
A Pictorial History of the Sea War 1939-1945 by Paul Kemp