Introduction /Design and Technical Development /Operational History /Conclusion /Further Reading /Index
A new history of the development of the Dutch fleet in the early 20th century, and the role these warships played in World War II, from the defence of Rotterdam to the Battle of the Java Sea and beyond.
Ryan K. Noppen is a military author and analyst originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan and holds a Master of Arts degree in European History from Purdue University. He has worked as a naval and aviation subject matter expert on projects for the US Navy, taught college courses in military history, and presently serves as the headmaster of a Christian Classical school. A scholar of Dutch, German, and Central European military history, he has published a major history of Dutch air power and has written several titles for Osprey. He lives in Virginia, USA. Paul Wright has painted ships of all kinds for most of his career, specializing in steel and steam warships from the late 19th century to the present day. Paul's art has illustrated the works of Patrick O'Brian, Dudley Pope and C.S. Forester amongst others, and hangs in many corporate and private collections all over the world. A Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Paul lives and works in Surrey.