Big Gun Monitors
Big Gun Monitors

Big Gun Monitors

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the history of the design, construction and operation of the Royal Navy's Monitors

by Ian Buxton

World Ship Society / Trident Books, 1978.

large format hardback [27x21cm]. 215 pages. well illustrated with photos and plans.

very good condition in the dust-jacket. private book-plate to front free end-paper. light browning to dust-jacket, with short tear at foot of spine.

the only major study of the forty-two monitors that served in the Royal Navy between 1914 and 1965, exploring their political and military background, their design and construction, shore bombardment operations in both world wars, and their ultimate fates.

the scarce original edition.