The Blocking of Zeebrugge

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The Blocking of Zeebrugge

Operation Z.O. 1918

By Stephen Prince; Donato Spedaliere (Illustrator); Giuseppe Rava (Illustrator)

Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781846034534, 64pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2010

About the Author
Stephen Prince (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is Professor of Cinema at Virginia Tech University. He is the author of fifteen books, including The Warrior s Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa (Princeton University Press), A New Pot of Gold: Hollywood Under the Electronic Rainbow, 1980-1989 (University of California Press), Screening Violence (Rutgers University Press), The Horror Film (Rutgers University Press), Screen Decades: 1980s (Rutgers University Press), Firestorm: American Film in the Age of Terrorism (Columbia University Press), and Movies and Meaning: An Introduction to Film (Pearson).

Donato Spedaliere was born in 1967 in Lausanne, Switzerland, and moved to Tuscany at the age of 10, where he still lives. Having studied at the Instituto Nazionale di Belle Arti in Florence he served in the Italian Army as a paratrooper.

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and trained as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and in airborne infantry, patrol and intelligence. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer. The author lives in Cypress, Texas.
Ian Palmer is a highly experienced digital artist. A graduate in 3D design, he currently works as a senior artist for a leading UK games developer. Besides his artistic interests he is also a keen musician and motorcyclist. He lives in West London with his wife and three cats.
Born in Faenza in 1963, and from an early age taking an interest in all things military, Giuseppe Rava has established himself as a leading military history artist. Entirely self-taught, Giuseppe is inspired by the works of the great military artists, such as Detaille, Meissonier, Rochling, Lady Butler, Ottenfeld and Angus McBride. He lives and works in Italy.

Praise For The Blocking of Zeebrugge

"Like other books in the series, it is a gripping description of events and thanks to a bevy of photos and some superb artwork that includes maps and charts, we get a real idea of what went on during this assault... It is a book I enjoyed and one that I can easily recommend to you." - Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness

"Whether you are a historian or modeler, The Blocking Of Zeebrugge - Operation Z-O 1918 offers an element of interest for anyone. The diorama inspiration from this book is enormous." - Model Shipwrights

"The Blocking of Zeebrugge
documents the April 1918 raid by the Royal navy on the German-held ports of Zeebrugge and Ostend, and provides a fine, in-depth history that military collections will relish." -The Midwest Book Review