French Language Navires & Histoires # 96:
Shokaku & Zuikaku

 Reviewed by Martin J Quinn
May 2016

Navires & Histoire is a French language Naval History Magazine available from L'Arsenal.  This volume, #96, features the Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carriers Shokaku & Zuikaku
This book features 96 glossy pages of photos, drawings, CAD and text.  The cover story features the Japans most modern carriers at the outbreak of war in December, 1941 - the sister ships Shokaku & Zuikaku.

Other sections in the magazine include:

    French Sub-Hunters

    The Beginnings of the Korean War

    French LCT ships in Indochina

    An update on the Mistral Class assault ships building in France. 

Regrettably, for non-French speakers, the text is all in French, but the pictures - some in color - are good, with both overall and detail shots of the both carriers.   The article on the start of the Korean War has nice photos of ships that fought in that conflict, while the article on the French sub chaser has some interesting photos of those smaller units. 
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Even if you don't read French, this magazine is something enthusiasts or modelers of Shokaku & Zuikaku are going to like.   There are lots of photos and nice drawings.   Navires & Historire, #96 is available from LelaPresse, who'd I'd like to thank for this review sample, for 12,00 Euros (approximately $12.82 USD).