Axis Warships

Roy M. Stanley

In this book Colonel Roy Stanley presents aerial photographs of the German and Italian fleets that were selected as important six decades ago and have long lain dormant, unindexed and unexplained. Analysis of selective enlargements adds to the understanding. Even the most devout follower of warships will learn something.
Date Published :
October 2011
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Looking Down on War
Illustration :
200 b/w illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848844711
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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$50.00

Overview
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For this book Colonel Roy Stanley presents aerial photographs of the German and Italian fleets that were selected as important six decades ago and have long lain dormant, unindexed and unexplained. Extensive use of aerial and other Intelligence imagery from long retired files would be enough to make this book a must for those intrigued by World War II intelligence and naval history. But it is the author's commentary that makes this work truly unique, thanks to his aerial photo interpretation experience, ability to provide Intelligence analysis, and academic background.

Meticulously researched for ship identification, the eye of an experienced PI sees things others might miss, and the author tells us what he sees. Some of these photos may have appeared in contemporary documents but never with the insight presented in this book. We see warships under attack, at sea and in harbor as captured by photo reconnaissance. Analysis of selective enlargements adds to the understanding. Even the most devout follower of warships will learn something.

About The Author
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Colonel Roy M. Stanley II served in the USAF Intelligence for 27 years, holding positions on the Air Staff, in Pacific Air Forces, the Strategic Air Command, and with the Defense Intelligence Agency. He had assignments in Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan, and worked in Air Defense Analysis, Combat Intelligence, as Chief of an Indications Center, and was an early innovator of computer assistance to photo intelligence. His deepest interest has always been aerial photographic interpretation and this is his fourth book on the subject. He remembers his two four-year tours with the 67th RTS as some of the best, most challenging, most exciting and most rewarding duty of his career. Colonel Stanley lives near Fredericksburg, Virginia.

REVIEWS
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“…offers a really useful addition to World War two naval history….the pictures of the ships themselves are impressive- as were many of the ships- the action photographs of ships being attacked and sunk are breathtaking….”

- Work Boat World

“…offers a really useful addition to World War II naval history…the pictures of the ships themselves are impressive-as were many of the ships- the action photographs of ships being attacked and sunk are breathtaking. If you’ve read about the battles, you'll learn a lot more by studying the pictures. In this case, a picture is definitely worth a thousand words

- Ausmarine

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