British Motor Torpedo Boat 1939–45 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

British Motor Torpedo Boat 1939–45 (New Vanguard) By Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan (Illustrator) Cover Image

British Motor Torpedo Boat 1939–45 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

By Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan (Illustrator)

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This is book number 74 in the New Vanguard series.

During the Second World War, flotillas of the Royal Navy's Motor Torpedo Boats and other coastal forces fought a deadly war for control of the English Channel and the North Sea. These small, fast boats attacked enemy convoys, escorted freighters, landed secret agents and even raided enemy ports. Unsung heroes, these craft and their tiny crews helped stave off defeat in the dark days of 1940. The same vessels then took the fight to other waters, and by the end of the war, British MTB's had seen service in the Mediterranean, the Baltic and the Far East. This book examines the development and operation of these frail, sleek little warships, and describes the way they were manned and how they fought.
Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of Scotland, and is the author of well over 100 history books, 75 of which are published by Osprey. He has written widely on naval history from The Pirate World to his most recent works, Hunt the Bismarck and Mutiny on the Spanish Main, both published by Osprey. A former naval officer, he has worked as a museum curator in the Royal Armouries, Tower of London and the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a former Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland. Now a full-time author and historian, he has returned to live in Orkney.
Product Details ISBN: 9781841765006
ISBN-10: 1841765007
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: June 20th, 2003
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard
“Overall this book provides a useful potted history of these often-overlooked vessels, alongside a wealth of reference material that will prove invaluable to the modeller. Available at a keen price the book is excellent value for money and comes very highly recommended.” —Graham Townsend, Model Shipwrights