Now that the rain has finally stopped the local boot sales are tentatively emerging from under the covers and so SWMBO and I headed out to a local field for our usual Sunday summertime perambulation. Boy was I glad we did! Pictured above is one of those books that I have been meaning to acquire but always seems to be at the bottom of the shopping list.
Naval Weapons of WW2 by John Campbell (ISBN 0 85177 329 X) covers, on a national basis, the following topics:
Guns and Mountings
Air-Launched Anti-Shipping Weapons
Rockets and Early Missiles
Basically it is all the technical detail you would need about any weaponry carried by a warship during WW2.
I know there is also a version that covers WW1 in a similar vein so that will also be on the 'to get' list at some point. I should point out that the book I mange to acquire this morning cost me the princely sum of £3 so I am feeling pretty smug at the moment!