This volume is a complete, technical reference which covers all French Battleship types, of the Prewar, World War II, and Early Cold War eras of 1933-1970. The book is illustrated 32 full color original paintings, 58 new line drawings, and 237 photographs. Featured are a Chronology of WWII, illustrated sections on Radar and Fire Control, Aviation, and Camouflage. This book includes sections on Courbet thru Richelieu class ships. It has fully illustrated sections on the Normandie and Lyon class ships of 1914 ( Including the aircraft carrier conversion Bearn). As well as the Gascogne and Alsace class ships of 1940. The information contained within this volume has hereto, only been available across a wide spectrum of reference sources. It is now available for the first time, under one set of bookcovers.