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Lepanto 1571 by Angus Konstam
Book DescriptionFor much of the 16th century the Mediterranean was a battleground between Christians and Muslims. The war galley was the predominant warship type of the era, and a battle between two large war galley fleets was expected to decide the fate of the entire Mediterranean basin. In August 1571 an Ottoman fleet of some 235 galleys encountered the Christian fleet led by Spain, the Papacy and Venice. This work details a five hour melee in which the Christians inflicted a decisive defeat on the Turks in a battle which proved to be the last great galley fight of all time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841764092
(248mm x 184mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 19-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Angus Konstam
British Commando 1940-45, Paperback (November 2016)
The perfect guide to the British Commando, Britain s first modern elite fighting unit, appealing to those interested in military history, World War II, and the evolution of modern warfare."
Nile River Gunboats 1882-1918, Paperback (October 2016)
The first illustrated book about the Nile river gunboats, this fascinating account of imperial war machines will appeal to colonial-era wargamers, and naval and military history enthusiasts.
Barbary Pirates 15th-17th Centuries, Paperback (August 2016)
For the best part of three centuries the 'corsairs' or pirates from the 'Barbary' coasts of North Africa dominated the Western and Central Mediterranean. This book examines their development and their style of fighting, chronicles their achievements and failures, illustrates their ships, and explains why they were so feared and effective.
River Plate 1939, Paperback (August 2016)» View all books by Angus Konstam
The first major naval action of World War II, the Battle of the River Plate was a British victory. Highly-illustrated, this engaging study will appeal to military and naval historians alike.
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Author Biography - Angus Konstam
Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 15 books, many of which are published by Osprey. His other maritime titles include Elite 67: 'Pirates 1660-1730', Elite 69: 'Buccaneers 1620-1700' and Elite 70: 'Elizabethan Sea Dogs 1560-1605'. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He is now based in London, where he combines a freelance museum consultancy business with a career as a historian and writer. Christa Hook is one of Osprey's most popular illustrators, a reputation justly deserved given the perfect blend of attention to detail and narrative realisation that characterises her artwork. Her work for Osprey to date has covered subjects such as the daily life of the Norman knight, the key battles of the Napoleonic wars, and the life of the US cavalryman of the 19th century. Christa lives and works in Sussex, UK.
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