Bernard Ireland

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Following a technical education at the Royal Dockyard School, Portsmouth and the University of Southampton, Bernard Ireland made his career with the then Royal Naval Scientific Service, spending a working lifetime in ship research. His deep interest in maritime history is thus backed by a visa mer comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge. Author of more than two dozen books on naval history and technology, he has also contributed to several major partworks and journals. He has two adult, children and lives with his wife on the Hampshire coast. visa färre

Verk av Bernard Ireland

Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail (2000) 131 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Stora boken om slagskepp (1996) 98 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Jane's War at Sea 1897-1997 (1997) 56 exemplar
War at Sea 1914-1945 (2002) 52 exemplar
Jane's Naval History of WWII (1998) 42 exemplar, 1 recension
History of Ships (1999) 41 exemplar
Cruisers (1981) 15 exemplar
The Battle of the Atlantic (2003) 13 exemplar
Aircraft Carrier (1979) 12 exemplar, 1 recension
Vliegdekschepen (2007) 8 exemplar
Warship Construction (1987) 6 exemplar
The Hamlyn History of Ships (2002) 6 exemplar
Navies of the West (1984) 5 exemplar
Mmdi Total Super Bowl (1998) 4 exemplar
Sea Power 2000 (1990) 4 exemplar
The busy Channel (1981) 2 exemplar
Bitevní lodě 20. století (1997) 1 exemplar


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encyclopedia history of the aircraft carrier's development and a comprehensive visual directory of more than 170 of the world's aviation ships over nearly a century.
MasseyLibrary | Feb 22, 2024 |
The basics of military sailing ships with lots of diagrams. As historical summary to help contextualize the battles.
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quantum.alex | 2 andra recensioner | May 31, 2021 |
Interesting account of naval warfare from the beginning of the Seven Years' War to after the 1812 War. Really well illustrated with some incredible pictures
cbinstead | 2 andra recensioner | Oct 30, 2020 |
There's many books out there on the history of the Napoleonic Era and the sea battles fought between the British Royal Navy and its opponents. These were the days of wooden ships and iron men. Anyone familiar with the Patrick O'Brian Aubrey/Maturin series (AKA Master and Commander) will feel right at home with Bernard Ireland's "Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail".

The book is largely focused on the development of the British Royal Navy from the mid-1700s to the early-1800s. Each chapter deals with a significant event, such as the Seven Years War, or the Napoleonic Wars. The thing is that each chapter flows as one continuous narrative and Ireland will drone on and on about the tactical maneuvers of a certain naval action, but make only passing comment as to the name of this famous battle. There are no distinct headings to let the reader know that a significant battle is being discussed and it's almost as if the reader needs to mentally piece together the maneuvers in their head and already be familiar with the action to know that this battle was (The Glorious First of June, Camperdown, Copenhagen, Trafalgar, etc.).

Essentially, this book is better suited for people who already possess a decent understanding of the time period, the naval tactics, and the battles under discussion. As for me, this era of naval history isn't really within my wheelhouse and I'm only vaguely familiar with some of the battles and the historical figures. Subsequently, I was lost for large portions of the narrative.

While the book is richly illustrated with drawings of ships and historical paintings, there is a complete absence of maps! There are no maps depicting where in the world these battles occurred and there are no charts depicting the maneuvers of the fleets or squadrons of ships as they duked it out on the high seas. The reader is left to reference an atlas and diagrams of the individual battles. If the reader has a poor understanding of how naval ships maneuvered in this era, then they'll likely be adrift in a sea of tactical naval jargon.

Ultimately, the book is information-heavy and requires the reader to have a good foundation in the history of naval warfare during the times.
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Hiromatsuo | 2 andra recensioner | Aug 20, 2020 |

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