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The Mighty Hood
Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford
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The Mighty Hood

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HMS Hood was commissioned in 1920 and was described as the greatest and most graceful ship of her time. She was the last of the 'Leviathans' – those mighty ships, whose movement upon the high seas had assured the supremacy of Britain's Royal Navy and determined policy since the last quarter of the 19th Century.

During the 'twenties and 'thirties she had been the flagship o

Published April 1st 1977
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Sep 18, 2016 Johnny Linehan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fairly well balanced about Hood.

Well written carries off the balancing act of technical details and human interest. It lost one star because I resented his vitriolic attacks on the Labour Party of the UK and the Labor Party of Australia.

Also any ship expert should know that 'the' is not used before the name of a ship just as it isn't before our names.
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Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford was a noted British historian specializing in the Mediterranean world and naval topics. Bradford was an enthusiastic sailor himself and spent almost thirty years sailing the Mediterranean, where many of his books are set. He served in the Royal Navy during World War II, finishing as the first Lieutenant of a destroyer. He did occasional broadcast work for the BBC, was ...more
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