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Description - British Battlecruisers 1914-1918 by Lawrence Burr

Early British battlecruisers were not a "failed design" as is so often claimed, but a very successful and revolutionary one that was critical to, and instrumental in, Britain winning the naval war of 1914-18. This book contains new information on these innovative ships, using previously untapped evidence from the wrecks of the sunken battlecruisers and detailed analysis of admiralty records to show why Admiral Fisher's famous battlecruiser concept was a revolution that drew together technological breakthroughs, global communications and intelligence gathering to create the first worldwide rapid-response task force.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846030086
ISBN-10: 1846030080
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 5mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lawrence Burr

Lawrence Burr was a Co-Producer of the Channel 4 documentary, "Jutland-Clash of the Dreadnoughts." Lawrence took part in the expedition that surveyed the underwater wrecks of the battlecruisers by divers and camera equipped ROV. Lawrence has had a long interest in naval history, and resides on the Gulf Coast of Florida, USA.

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