Book Review: ‘What Happened to the Battleship: 1945 to the present’ by C. Baker

By Michael Leek, published February 2023


The preface to this book puts the author’s research and writing, which he commenced in 1978, into context, including why it has taken so long to reach fruition. Chris Baker has at last seen his work through to print and in so doing added to the history of the battleship’s generic service, even though, as has been demonstrated numerous times before, aircraft, and often carrier-borne aircraft in particular, spelt the demise of the battleship as an effective tactical weapons platform long before 1945, when the narrative of this books starts…

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Filed under: Post WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Shipbuilding & Design

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