Great Naval Battles of the Twentieth Century

Great Naval Battles of the Twentieth Century

TSUSHIMA. Japan's long history of isolationism came to an end in 1853 under the threat of naval gunfire. Newly opened to the world, Japan found itself to be weak and subject to the whims of larger nations. What followed was decades of industrialization and modernization as Japan sought to catch up to advanced nations and control its own destiny. In 1905, when Japan's expansionist policies clashed with the Russian Empire's over Korea, Japan was poised to flex its muscle and stun the world using the same naval supremacy that opened its borders half a century earlier.

JUTLAND. May 31, 1916. After waiting more than two years and with several missed opportunities, the British Royal Navy and the German Kaiserliche Marine are preparing to confront one another in the North Sea, off the Danish coast of Jutland. This will be the final great confrontation of World War I by sea and, probably, one of the greatest epic battles in the history of seafaring. Despite their heavy losses, which are greater than the Germans', the English reaffirm their naval supremacy over the seas of the world, and Germany, all too conscious of having escaped disaster, will opt to confine the majority of its ships to its ports.

MIDWAY. War has been raging since September 1, 1939. It has spread like the black plague in the Middle Ages, contaminating every person and every land. A wretched epidemic that nothing seems to be able to counter. Even the United States of America is engulfed by the winds of war setting the world afire. Ill-prepared and with undermanned military forces, the world's leading industrial power is on the edge of a precipice when, in June 1942, in the middle of the Pacific, on the minuscule, isolated atoll of Midway, the most extraordinary carrier battle will unfold.

Title:Great Naval Battles of the Twentieth Century
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781682475249
Format Type:

    Great Naval Battles of the Twentieth Century Reviews

  • Geoff

    Interesting look at three 20th century naval battles (from the Tsushima in the Russo-Japanese War, Jutland in WWI, and Midway from WWII). It focused much less on the tactics and strategy and much more...

  • Chad

    Details 3 different major naval battles. One between Russia and Japan, one from WWI between Great Britain and Germany, and the battle of Midway from WWII. The stories focus on the thoughts and trepida...

  • Joseph Spuckler

    Great Naval Battles of the Twentieth Century: Tsushima, Jutland, Midway by Jean-Yves Delitte and Giuseppe Baiguera is a graphic novel depicting three naval battles with deeper historical context. Deli...

  • S.Q. Eries

    In SummaryIt’s not so much Great Naval Battles as it is Politics and Prelude to Great Naval Battles. This graphic novel does deliver quite a bit of information with beautifully drawn and colored ill...

  • Sara

    ​This graphic novel presents three the major naval battles: the Battle of Tsushima, the Battle of Jutland, and the Battle of Midway. In the Battle of Tsushima, the Russian Baltic Fleet is ordered to...

  • Sarah Evans

    Although the details of the battles and the participating ships are interesting, this book fails as a graphic novel. The authors make an effort to tell the story of each battle from different perspect...

  • Nicholas

    This book features the artwork and words of Jean-Yves Delitte and Giuseppe Baiguera, who have separately and together created a number of graphic historical novels featuring a number of famous naval b...

  • Ron

    Three naval battles in one volume! Jen-Yves Delitte and Giuseppe Baiguera provides a nicely illustrated graphic novel that provides a look at the Battle of Tsushima where Japan defeated the Russian fl...

  • Cynthia

    I actually learned some history about these 3 naval battles profiled, but I did have to read a couple of the segments a couple of times to get the players/characters straight/in proper perspective & I...

  • Reverenddave

    Not really sure why this book exists. There is no real through line connecting the three battles and trying to depict these different engagements prevents the authors from being able to properly explo...