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Killingholme

good English language book on Imperial Russian Navy?

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Is there a decent, detailed English-language history of the Imperial Russian Navy? There seems to be loads of Russo-Japanese war books, but nothing much about the history of the Navy 17th-19th centuries.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Will

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The only ones I can think of are these: Russian Warships in the Age of Sail 1696-1860: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates, Imperial Russian Navy 1890s-1916 and The Imperial Russian Navy.

 

The last two are a bit expensive now whilst the first one seems to be a bit of a hit or miss depending on what your looking for.

 

Hope that helps,

 

Mike.:)

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Cheers Mike,

 

They look just the ticket, although I don't think I'll be buying all three at once!

 

If only there was an equivalent of the Russian aviation books by Yefim Gordon for the naval enthusiast!

 

Will

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No probs!

 

Mike.B)

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If you specifically think of Russo-Japanese war there are two good ones published by Leonaur: 

 

http://www.leonaur.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=65_66_453&product_id=11110

 

2 volumes here:

 

http://www.leonaur.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=65_66_453&product_id=11119

 

http://www.leonaur.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=65_66_453&product_id=11120

 

those are from Russian perspective, you may not like what they write about England ;)

 

Now i see they also have one from the other side, i don't have that one:

 

http://www.leonaur.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=65_66_453&product_id=11244

 

If you're looking for pictures of Russian ships, try www.tsushima.su

 

I hope this is helpful.

 

Cheers

Mick

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They all look very interesting- I will have to look at them!

 

Will

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