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Abandoned World War II Aircraft, Tanks and Warships

by McNab, Chris Code: 60672 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publication date: 27/05/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days Price: AU $43.98
The scattered remains of a German bomber on Spitsbergen Island; Sherman Tanks waterlogged off Omaha Beach; Japanese merchant ships sunk off the coast of New Guinea. More than 75 years after the end of World War II, the conflict's legacy can still be seen from the Arctic wastes to the Solomon Islands of the South Pacific. The six years of World War II produced a greater number and variety of weapons than any other conflict before or since. This included more than 5 million tanks, armoured fighting vehicles and other self-propelled weapons; 8 million artillery guns; almost a million military aircraft; more than 50,000 ships and submarines; as well as many millions of rifles, machine guns and handguns. Today, in every corner of the world, the remnants of this epic conflict can still be seen. Long-buried partisan weapons caches in the Belorussian forest; sand-covered trucks in the Sahara desert; crashed American bombers and Japanese anti-aircraft guns in the jungles of New Guinea; tank wrecks on old military training grounds; thousands of unexploded bombs in the depths of the world's seas and oceans; or the hundreds of aircraft and 30 Japanese ships destroyed in Truk Lagoon, the biggest graveyard of ships in the world and today a popular dive site. Illustrated with more than 150 unique photographs, Abandoned World War II Aircraft, Tanks and Warships allows the history buff and general reader to explore the detritus of this great, destructive conflict in every part of the world.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publisher: AMBER BOOKS LTD
Publication date: 27/05/2021
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 297.00mm X 227.00mm
Code: 60672
Sample contents: Introduction Western Europe French artillery guns, Channel Islands Abandoned tanks, South Downs, England Abandoned AFVs, Salisbury Plain, England Wellington Bomber, Breacon Beacons, South Wales Me 109 fighter aircraft, L'ile de Planier, southern France German U-Boat U-352, North Atlantic Flak Towers, Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna Ammunition and weapons dumped off Norwegian coast 'Stompie' T-34, South London Eastern Europe and Russia Weapons caches, forest of Belarus and Ukraine BT and KV tanks, recovered from marshes of Belarus 6th SS Mountain Division Nord weapons cache Russian Armoured Patrol Boat BK-31 recovered from Volga River BT tank, Shumshu, Russian Far East Sherman tank used for target practice, Pancevo, Serbia T-34, former East Germany ISU-152 SP gun near Chernobyl, Ukraine T-34, Zheltuchin Island, Russia IS-3 Soviet Tanks, Shikotan Island Mediterranean, Africa and Middle East Naval guns, Adriatic coast (Croatia) Unexploded Bombs, Albania Anti-tank guns, abandoned airfield, Albania Abandoned Vehicle, Western Desert, Egypt Abandoned AFVs and anti-tank guns, Libyan desert Truck in Hold of Sunken SS Thistlegorm, Red Sea, off Egypt Italian Submarine Scire , Haifa Bay, Israel Jeep, Ouadane, Mauritania North America US Air Force bases, Greenland Japanese midget submarine, Kiska, Alaska Unexploded bombs, Gulf of Mexico Tank wrecks, Fort Knox Military Base Munitions Storage Bunker, Sandy Hook, New Jersey Military artefacts, beach of Topsail Island, North Carolina U-85 U-boat, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Sherman Tank, beach Puerto Rico Asia and the Pacific USS Saratoga, Bikini Atoll Battleship USS Arkansas, Bikini Atoll testing site American trucks and vehicles, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu Anti-Aircraft Gun, Eastern Island, Midway Atoll Gun Battery, Kiribati, Gilbert Islands Sherman Tank, Saipan, Mariana Islands M3 Stuart Tank, Kohinggo Island, Solomons Sunken Japanese ships, Kwajalein Atoll Japanese Anti-Aircraft Gun, Mission Hill, Wewak, Papua New Guinea US Amphibious LVT, Bloody Nose Ridge, Peleliu, Palau Islands Labrador Battery, Singapore Japanese Midget Tank, Lelu Harbour, Kosrae Island, Micronesia Wing and Fuselage of DC-3, Vansittart Bay, Western Australia Lockheed Ventura, Kimbe, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea Mitsubishi Ki-21, Rabaul, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea Mitsubishi A6M 'Zero' Fighter, Palau, Micronesia Aichi E13A 'Jake' Seaplane, Solomon Islands Japanese Type 89 Yi-Go tank, Bonis, Bougainville Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go Tank, Truk Lagoon, Micronesia Sunken Japanese warships, Truk Lagoon: CL Naka, DD Fumizuki, DD Tachikaze, Submarine chaser CH-29 Sunken Japanese merchant ships, Truk Lagoon: Momokawa Maru, Nippo Maru, Rio de Janeiro Maru, Reiyo Maru, Hoyo Maru, San Franscisco Maru, etc Sunken Japanse aircraft, Truk Lagoon: Mitsubishi G4M 'Betty' Bomber, Kawanishi H8K 'Emily' Flying Boat, Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen fighter