The Attack on Taranto Blueprint for Pearl Harbor by Thomas P. Lowry

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Published by Stackpole Books .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • War & defence operations,
  • World history: Second World War,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Naval History - World War II,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: World,
  • Military - Naval,
  • Military - World War II

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8000821M
ISBN 100811726614
ISBN 109780811726610
OCLC/WorldCa54914557

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"The Attack on Taranto" is well-recommended to student of naval The Attack on Taranto book, as a solid account of a lesser-known but important event in the development of carrier aviation. Read more 3 /5(11). "The Attack on Taranto" describes in tactical and exciting detail the British Royal Navy's dramatic raid on the Italian Naval Base at Taranto in November/5(11).

"The Attack on Taranto" is well-recommended to student of naval aviation, as a solid account of a lesser-known but important event in the development of carrier aviation.

As the authors quite rightly put, this was the prelude to Pearl Harbor/5(9). Attack on Taranto. On Novem21 slow, canvas-covered British warplanes, launched from the carrier Illustrious, attacked the harbor at the Italian port of Taranto and put most of the Italian navy out of commission/5.

A must-read for any work on Pearl Harbor. The British attack on Taranto in was THE blueprint the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

This is a great book and gives full details/5. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

Taranto, The Raid, The Observer, The Aftermath, by Christopher Patrick O'Connor is a well written, easy to read book on the British raid on the Italian Fleet anchored at the harbor of Taranto on Novem This raid is often compared to Pearl Harbor and 4/4(3).

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Base price $ Base price for variant $ $ Product Description. The Attack on Taranto. The book, Attack on Taranto, is a wonderful introduction to an important topic typically mentioned only briefly in American history books.

The book quickly and succinctly describes the development of both naval aviation, aircraft carriers and torpedoes, and the accompanying inter-service and.

The Attack on Taranto Blueprint for Pearl Harbor. By Lowry, Thomas P.Stackpole Books ISBN Paperback. Descripton: On Novem21 slow, canvas-covered British warplanes, launched from the carrier Illustrious, attacked the harbor at the Italian port of Taranto and put most of the Italian navy out of commission.

This all-but-forgotten operation, the authors argue. The Attack on Taranto book author shows that Taranto was an unmistakable blueprint for the shattering attack on the U.S. Fleet at Pearl Harbor. The Attack on Taranto is not only a book for the naval historian, but also for the lay reader.

It must be read/5(9). The title refers to the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm attack on the heavily defended Italian Navy base at Taranto, Italy in The attack was carried out by pilots flying torpedo laden Swordfish biplanes/5.

The Attack on Taranto: Blueprint for Pearl Harbor by Thomas P. Lowry; W. Wellham. Stackpole Books, Hardcover.

Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged.

At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend. The Taranto raid takes on added significance with the little-known fact that an officer in the US Navy was aboard the British aircraft carrier, and reported extensively on the attack to the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington.

For the first time, this book tells the entire story of Taranto Author: O'connor, Christopher. Both were targets of the Fleet Air Arm at Taranto, the Littorio was badly damaged.

After the Fleet Air Arm attack the RAF flew a series of high level reconnaissance flights to assess the damage caused. The Italian battleship CONTE DI CAVOUR after the attack. Only her funnels and super-structure remain above the water.

The Taranto raid takes on added significance with the little-known fact that an officer in the US Navy was aboard the British aircraft carrier, and reported extensively on the attack to the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington.

For the first time, this book tells the entire story of Taranto. On Novem21 slow, canvas-covered British warplanes, launched from the carrier Illustrious, attacked the harbor at the Italian port of Taranto and put most of the Italian navy out of commission.

This all-but-forgotten operation, the au. "The Attack on Taranto is far more than a 'prelude.' If this exciting, convincing book had been published init could well have prevented the disaster of Pearl Harbor.

The Battle of Taranto was fought on the night of Novemberand was part of the Mediterranean Campaign of World War II (). In latethe British became increasingly concerned about Italian naval strength in the Mediterranean.

The Attack on Taranto: Blueprint for Pearl Harbor Thomas P. Lowry, Author, W. Wellham, Author, John W. Wllham, Joint Author Stackpole Books $ (p) ISBN.

The Royal Navy's attack on Taranto in heralded a new age of warfare. It was the decisive moment in a struggle for dominance of the Mediterranean that had gone on for months, as the British and Italian navies both looked to secure maritime supply routes for their colonies.

What We Learned from the Battle of Taranto. Joseph F. Callo. The British attack on the Italian naval base at Taranto had a significant impact on the early stages of World War II in the Mediterranean.

It also had implications that went far beyond that time and place. Thomas Power Lowry (born ) is an American author and retired physician. A psychiatrist by training, he turned in the s to writing historical non-fiction about the American Civil War. His reputation was damaged in when he made – and subsequently recanted – a written confession that he had tampered with a document signed by President Abraham Lincoln held in the U.S.

National Alma mater: Stanford University. “Among these, there are 6, catalog records for the actual attack on Pearl Harbor which includes 3, books, 1, videos/CDs/DVDs, articles, and theses and dissertations. The less comprehensive Library of Congress catalog has 1, cataloged items on Pearl Harbor, of which concern the attack.

This short book examines the attack on Taranto, all the while showing how that attack influenced the later attack on Pearl Harbor. Along the way, the author treats the reader to a history of aircraft carriers, torpedoes, the Italian and Japanese navies, and just about everything pertinent to a full understanding of the two attacks.5/5(2).

The Attack on Taranto Blueprint for Pearl Harbor (Book): Lowry, Thomas P.: The November British attack against the Italian fleet provided a perfect example of surprise and swift devastation -- a lesson not lost on the Japanese.

The author shows that Taranto was an unmistakable blueprint for the shattering attack on the U.S. Fleet at Pearl Harbor. The Attack on Taranto is not only a book for the naval historian, but also for the lay reader. It must be read. –Group Captain J.F.W.

Pembridge AFC, RAF (Ret.) (J. Pembridge, Group Captain, AFC, RAF (Ret.))/5(9). Otranto occupies the site of the ancient Greek city Hydrus (in Greek: Ὑδροῦς) or Hydruntum (in Latin), also known as Hydrunton, Hydronton, or o was a town of Messapian origin (Illyrian), which, in the wars of Pyrrhus and of Hannibal sided against Rome.

In Roman times it was a y: Italy. The WW2 night-raid on Taranto Harbour. You would be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of the attack on Pearl Harbor, but few remember the much smaller ariel attack on the Italian harbor of Taranto. This took place at the start of Novemberand it changed the balance of power in the Mediterranean at the time.

Revealed: Where Japan Got the Idea for Pearl Harbor. making careful notes,” according to the book The Attack on Taranto: Michael Peck is. Books by Chicago Boyz Contributors. Insurgents and Awakening by Margaret Ball The Clausewitz Roundtable, edited by Michael J.

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Please continue to place your orders. The Taranto attack was the first time in war that aerial torpedoes had been successfully dropped in such shallow water. Prior to this there was serious doubt whether such an attack was possible. After the attack there was no longer any doubt.

Thus Taranto proved something to naval onlookers everywhere. Buy The Attack on Taranto: Blueprint for Pearl Harbor First Edition by Lowry MD., Thomas P., Wellham, John (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. /5(7). In the days before the attack, several reconnaissance flights from Malta confirmed that the Italian fleet was at Taranto.

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