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Published by Lerner Publications Co. in Minneapolis .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Aircraft carriers -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Amphibious assault ships -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Naval battle groups -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Aircraft carriers.,
  • Ships -- History.,
  • Naval art and science.

Book details:

About the Edition

Traces the history of aircraft carriers since 1914, chronicling the role played by these ships in World War II and in modern defense systems.

Edition Notes

StatementAntony Preston ; illustrations by Tony Gibbons, Peter Sarson, Tony Bryan.
SeriesModern military techniques
ContributionsGibbons, Tony, ill., Sarson, Peter, ill., Bryan, Tony, ill.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsV874 .P74 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2847522M
ISBN 100822513773
LC Control Number84009669

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