Millennia of conflict have made famous the names of great naval
battles -- Salamis, Actium, Lepanro, the Spanish Armada, Trafalgar,
Tsushima, Jutland, Pearl Harbor Midway, the Battle of the Atlantic.
In lively text and with more than eighty full-colour images and one
hundred black-and-white photographs, Lost
Warships traces the history of war at sea from the
beginnings of naval combat in the ancient Mediterranean and on
China''s rivers and lakes through to the lost ships and sea battles
of the Second World War.
Lost Warships is a tour through that
great, rarely visited museum on the ocean''s floor and the lost
warships that lie there. It also brings to life archaeologists''
reconstructions of the past, including legendary events such as the
last desperate sea battle of Antony and Cleopatra, Kublai Khan''s
seaborne invasion of medieval Japan and the aircraft carrier
Saratoga, sunk by a nuclear explosion in 1946 in the first naval
tests of atomic weapons. Clearly written, comprehensive and
meticulously researched, this stunning book is a must-read for
anyone interested in history, war and the sea.