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 [DORLING, CAPT. H. TAPRELL (TAFFRAIL)],, THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.
[DORLING, CAPT. H. TAPRELL (TAFFRAIL)],
THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.
HMSO, London, 1946, 1st edn., paperback original, 104pp incl. 8 double page maps, stapled pictorial wrappers, the official account of the fight against the U-boats 1939-45, relating the battle in eight chronological 'phases' and covering the development of the battle, design and building of new escort vessels, weapons and counter-measures, tactical training and use of escort groups, escort carriers to 'close the gap', etc., with details of numerous aerial and naval attacks involving named vessels and u-boats, rubbed and lightly creased at extrems., edges tanned, staples a little rusty, very good,
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Book number: 43151
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Keywords: war ww2 navy battle atlantic hmso destroyer escort group carrier western approaches max horton convoy submarine u-boat history hedgehog 43132
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 [RITCHIE, CAPT. LEWIS, RN (BARTIMEUS)],, EAST OF MALTA WEST OF SUEZ.
[RITCHIE, CAPT. LEWIS, RN (BARTIMEUS)],
EAST OF MALTA WEST OF SUEZ.
HMSO, London, 1943, paperback, 63pp, many half tone photos, drawings and maps, stapled photo pictorial wrappers, 9 x 7", the admiralty account of the naval war in the Eastern Mediterranean from September 1939 to March 1941, covering Taranto, Matapan and a number of smaller engagements, the support to Malta and Greece, and the offensive against the Italians in the Western Desert, ills. include HMS Illustrious, Malaya, Ramillies, Eagle, a little rubbed at extrems., light diag. creasing, short edge tear and pencil name upper edge upper wrapper, staples replaced, neat ink name/date top cnr. of title, some archival tape repairs to binding, good plus,
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Book number: 24304
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Catalogue: WW2 - Navy
Keywords: war ww2 navy mediterranean campaign oran malta greece suez hmso taranto matapan illustrious malaya ramillies eagle
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 [RITCHIE, CAPT. LEWIS, RN (BARTIMEUS)],, EAST OF MALTA WEST OF SUEZ.
[RITCHIE, CAPT. LEWIS, RN (BARTIMEUS)],
EAST OF MALTA WEST OF SUEZ.
HMSO, London, 1943, 1st edn., paperback, 63pp, many half tone photos, drawings and maps, stapled photo pictorial wrappers, 9 x 7", the admiralty account of the naval war in the Eastern Mediterranean from September 1939 to March 1941, covering Taranto, Matapan and a number of smaller engagements, the support to Malta and Greece, and the offensive against the Italians in the Western Desert, ills. include HMS Illustrious, Malaya, Ramillies, Eagle, lightly rubbed at tips, small binding repair with archival tape at centre pages, staples replaced, very good plus,
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Book number: 36250
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Keywords: war ww2 navy mediterranean campaign oran malta greece suez hmso taranto matapan illustrious malaya ramillies eagle
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 [RITCHIE, CAPT. LEWIS, RN (BARTIMEUS)],, EAST OF MALTA WEST OF SUEZ.
[RITCHIE, CAPT. LEWIS, RN (BARTIMEUS)],
EAST OF MALTA WEST OF SUEZ.
HMSO, London, 1943, 1st edn., paperback original, 63pp, many half tone photos, drawings and maps, stapled photo pictorial wrappers, 9 x 7", the admiralty account of the naval war in the Eastern Mediterranean from September 1939 to March 1941, covering Taranto, Matapan and a number of smaller engagements, the support to Malta and Greece, and the offensive against the Italians in the Western Desert, ills. include HMS Illustrious, Malaya, Ramillies, Eagle, rubbed at extrems. with flaking at spine, light creasing to wrappers, staples rusted with adjacent staining, good,
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Book number: 38041
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Keywords: war ww2 navy hmso mediterranean campaign oran malta greece suez hmso taranto matapan illustrious malaya ramillies eagle
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 [COLLIE KNOX (ATTRIB.)],, HIS MAJESTY'S SUBMARINES.
[COLLIE KNOX (ATTRIB.)],
HIS MAJESTY'S SUBMARINES.
HMSO, London, 1945, 1st edn., paperback original, 64pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., stapled photo pictorial wrappers, 9 x 6" approx., the official account of the Royal Navy's submarine service during WW2, with a brief history, details of the classes of submarine, x-craft and human torpedo, accounts of the campaigns, of some specific operations and of a selection of notable commanders and their exploits, rubbed at extrems., pencil name upper wrapper and some creasing to wrappers, light overall soiling, staples a little rusty, good,
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Book number: 38001
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Keywords: war ww2 navy submarine hmso horton norway channel biscay mediterranean adriatic
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 [COLLIE KNOX (ATTRIB.)],, HIS MAJESTY'S SUBMARINES.
[COLLIE KNOX (ATTRIB.)],
HIS MAJESTY'S SUBMARINES.
HMSO, London, 1945, 1st edn. paperback original, 64pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., stapled photo pictorial wrappers, 9 x 6" approx., the official account of the Royal Navy's submarine service during WW2, with a brief history, details of the classes of submarine, x-craft and human torpedo, accounts of the campaigns, of some specific operations and of a selection of notable commanders and their exploits, a little rubbed at extrems., faint creasing upper wrapper, staples replaced, binding reinforced, very good,
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Book number: 38000
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 [RITCHIE, CAPT. LEWIS, RN (BARTIMEUS)],, THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET - Greece to Tripoli.
[RITCHIE, CAPT. LEWIS, RN (BARTIMEUS)],
THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET - Greece to Tripoli.
HMSO, London, 1944, 1st edn., paperback original, 95pp, many half tone photos, drawings and maps, stapled photo pictorial wrappers, 9 x 7" approx., the Admiralty account of naval operations in the Eastern Mediterranean from April 1941 to January 1943, starting where the publication 'East of Malta, West of Suez' finished, it covers the aid to and then evacuation and withdrawal from both Greece and Crete with severe losses, the continuing support to Malta, attacks on Rommels supply lines and supplying the 8th Army during their advance from El Alamein to Tripoli, ills include HMS Ajax, Barham, Formidable, Warspite, Manchester, Kingston, Kimberley, Naiad, Cleopatra, Argus, Welshman, Cairo, lightly rubbed at extrems. with light creasing to cnrs., abrasion to lower wrapper, light rusting to staples, very good,
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Book number: 32937
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Keywords: war ww2 navy mediterranean campaign hmso malta greece crete tripoli north africa alamein tobruk rommel ajax barham formidable warspite manchester kingston kimberley naiad cleopatra argus welshman cairo
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 [RITCHIE, CAPT. LEWIS, RN (BARTIMEUS)],, THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET - Greece to Tripoli.
[RITCHIE, CAPT. LEWIS, RN (BARTIMEUS)],
THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET - Greece to Tripoli.
HMSO, London, 1944, 1st edn., paperback original, 95pp, many half tone photos, drawings and maps, stapled photo pictorial wrappers, 9 x 7" approx., the Admiralty account of naval operations in the Eastern Mediterranean from April 1941 to January 1943, starting where the publication 'East of Malta, West of Suez' finished, it covers the aid to and then evacuation and withdrawal from both Greece and Crete with severe losses, the continuing support to Malta, attacks on Rommels supply lines and supplying the 8th Army during their advance from El Alamein to Tripoli, ills include HMS Ajax, Barham, Formidable, Warspite, Manchester, Kingston, Kimberley, Naiad, Cleopatra, Argus, Welshman, Cairo, a little rubbed at extrems., light soiling to wrappers, staples repolaced and binding reinforced, good,
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Book number: 38045
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 US$ 9.99 | JP¥ 1114]
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Keywords: war ww2 navy mediterranean campaign hmso malta greece crete tripoli north africa alamein tobruk rommel ajax barham formidable warspite manchester kingston kimberley naiad cleopatra argus welshman cairo
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 [RITCHIE, CAPT. LEWIS, RN (BARTIMEUS)],, THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET - Greece to Tripoli.
[RITCHIE, CAPT. LEWIS, RN (BARTIMEUS)],
THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET - Greece to Tripoli.
HMSO, London, 1944, 1st edn., paperback original, 95pp, many half tone photos and maps in text, large format (9 x 7 inches approx.), the Admiralty account of naval operations in the Eastern Mediterranean from April 1941 to January 1943, starting where the publication 'East of Malta, West of Suez' finished, it covers the aid to and then evacuation and withdrawal from both Greece and Crete with severe losses, the continuing support to Malta, attacks on Rommels supply lines and supplying the 8th Army during their advance from El Alamein to Tripoli, ills include HMS Ajax, Barham, Formidable, Warspite, Manchester, Kingston, Kimberley, Naiad, Cleopatra, Argus, Welshman, Cairo, a little rubbed at extrems. with light creasing to wrappers and some nicks to edges, spine well rolled, good,
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Book number: 41551
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 US$ 9.99 | JP¥ 1114]
Catalogue: WW2 - Navy
Keywords: war ww2 navy mediterranean campaign hmso malta greece crete tripoli north africa alamein tobruk rommel ajax barham formidable warspite manchester kingston kimberley naiad cleopatra argus welshman cairo
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 [DIVINE, A. D.],, QUEEN WILHELMINA'S NAVY.
[DIVINE, A. D.],
QUEEN WILHELMINA'S NAVY.
HMSO, London, 1944, 1st edn., paperback original, 24pp, half tone photo ills. in text, half tone photo pictorial endpapers, stapled coloured pictorial wrappers, 9 x 7", based on an unpublished text by A. D. Divine and commisioned by the Netherlands Government-in-exile, an account of the activities of Dutch Navy in continuing the fight against Germany, rubbed at extrems., cnrs. inclined to curl, staples well rusted, good,
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Book number: 42340
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Keywords: war ww2 navy holland hmso
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 LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY,, A SEAMAN'S POCKET-BOOK - June 1943.
LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY,
A SEAMAN'S POCKET-BOOK - June 1943.
HMSO,London, 1944, 2nd imp., 120pp, 5pp coloured ills., line drawings and diagrams in text, grey paper covered boards backed with dark blue cloth at spine, 1944 reprint of the 1943 edition, an illustrated pocket guide to seamanship covering numerous details under the general headings of Sea terms, the Sea, Steering, Rigging, Anchors and Cables, Boatwork etc., with coloured plates of navigation lights and flags, numerous line drawings in text covering such as compartments of ships, points of the compass, knots and splicing, etc., boards rubbed, creased and grubby, ink name inside upper board, pages tanned otherwise contents very good, no dustwrapper, good reading copy,
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Book number: 40898
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7 US$ 7.5 | JP¥ 835]
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 ANON.,, CONVOY X.K.234 ARRIVES - The War-time Story of the "Flying Angel".
ANON.,
CONVOY X.K.234 ARRIVES - The War-time Story of the "Flying Angel".
The Missions to Seamen, London, 1947, 2nd edn., paperback, 55pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., map, stapled coloured pictorial card wrappers, an account of the work of The Missions to Seamen during WW2, bringing physical and spiritual aid to members of both the Royal Navy and the merchant service all over the world, with brief descriptions of their owrk in many ports around our coast and overseas, with details of the changing needs in the different phases of the war, a little rubbed at extrems., light creasing to wrappers, very good,
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Book number: 42648
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 14.99 | JP¥ 1671]
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Keywords: war ww2 navy merchant service ports missions xk234 flying angel
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BACON, ADMIRAL SIR REGINALD H. S., KCB, KCVO, DSO (ED),
BRITAIN'S GLORIOUS NAVY.
Odhams Press, London, ND (c 1943), 320pp, pictorial eps, half tone photo ills, line drawings, plans etc. throughout, with contributions from a number of sources, a snapshot of all aspects of the Royal Navy of the time, slightly cocked, spine faded, crnrs bumped, no dustwrapper, good plus,
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Book number: 13252
GBP 13.50 [Appr.: EURO 15.75 US$ 16.87 | JP¥ 1880]
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Keywords: war ww2 navy anthology

 BAGSHAW, ROBERT,, TOOTHY GOES TO WAR - Memoirs of a Dental Officer 1939-46.
BAGSHAW, ROBERT,
TOOTHY GOES TO WAR - Memoirs of a Dental Officer 1939-46.
Geo. R. Reeve, Wymondham - Norfolk, 1987, 1st in imprint, paperback, 173pp, 1pp acknowledgements, frontis, line drawings and numerous half tone photo ills. in text, large format (8 x 6 inches approx.), photo pictorial upper wrapper, the experiences of a dentist, during training in the early years of WW2 and then as a Royal Navy Dental Officer including a posting to HMS Europa at Lowestoft, unread, fine,
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Book number: 42650
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 BAGSHAW, ROBERT,, TOOTHY GOES TO WAR - Memoirs of a Dental Officer 1939-46.
BAGSHAW, ROBERT,
TOOTHY GOES TO WAR - Memoirs of a Dental Officer 1939-46.
Geo. R. Reeve, Wymondham - Norfolk, 1987, 1st in imprint, paperback, 173pp, 1pp acknowledgements, frontis, line drawings and numerous half tone photo ills. in text, large format (8 x 6 inches approx.), photo pictorial upper wrapper, the experiences of a dentist, during training in the early years of WW2 and then as a Royal Navy Dental Officer including a posting to HMS Europa at Lowestoft, unread, fine,
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Book number: 42651
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 BAKER, RICHARD (FOREWORD BY ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET THE EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA),, THE TERROR OF TOBERMORY - An informal biography of Vice-Admiral Sir Gilbert Stephenson, KBE, CB, CMG.
BAKER, RICHARD (FOREWORD BY ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET THE EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA),
THE TERROR OF TOBERMORY - An informal biography of Vice-Admiral Sir Gilbert Stephenson, KBE, CB, CMG.
W. H. Allen, London, 1972, 1st edn., 196pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., maps at endpapers, navy blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, an account of the career of the man who became known as the 'Terror of Tobermory', Gilbert Stephenson, who joined the Royal Navy in 1892, served with moderate distinction through WW1 retiring as Vice-Admiral in 1928. Recalled to duty in 1939 in the rank of Commodore RNR he was at first in command of Atlantic vonvoys before recall to the Admiralty for a variety of tasks, one of which was to create a working-up base for escort vessels. This latter became the most important of his career as he took command of HMS Western Isles teaching recently joined ships crews the basics of modern convoy escort work as well as how to think for themselves in emergencies, slightly cocked, edges tanned, ink inscr. verso front free endpaper, dustwrapper: a little rubbed and nicked at extrems., sunned at spine, dusty at flap folds, damp ripple to front panel, very good in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 43499
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Keywords: war ww2 navy mull tobermory battle atlantic biography hms western isles
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 BARKER, RALPH,, THE BLOCKADE BUSTERS.
BARKER, RALPH,
THE BLOCKADE BUSTERS.
Pen and Sword, Barnsley, 2005, 1st in imprint, 224pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., facsimile and 2 maps in text, navy blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, pictorial montage dustwrapper, originally opublished by Chatto and Windus and reissued by Pen and Sword, an account of Operations Rubble, Performance and Bridford in which, inspired by George Binney, between 1941 and 1944 cargoes of vital Swedish war materials evaded the German blockade and reached British hands, fine in a fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 40862
GBP 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.25 US$ 17.49 | JP¥ 1949]
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Keywords: war ww2 marcgant navy sweden norway skagerrak
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 BARKER, RALPH,, THE BLOCKADE BUSTERS.
BARKER, RALPH,
THE BLOCKADE BUSTERS.
Pen and Sword, Barnsley, 2005, 1st in imprint, 224pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., facsimile and 2 maps in text, navy blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, pictorial montage dustwrapper, originally opublished by Chatto and Windus and reissued by Pen and Sword, an account of Operations Rubble, Performance and Bridford in which, inspired by George Binney, between 1941 and 1944 cargoes of vital Swedish war materials evaded the German blockade and reached British hands, fine in a fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 40861
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 BEKKER, CAJUS,, THE GERMAN NAVY 1939 - 1945.
BEKKER, CAJUS,
THE GERMAN NAVY 1939 - 1945.
Hamlyn, London, ND (copyright 1974), 192pp, numerous half tone photo ills., maps and line drawings in text, black cloth lettered in silver at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper, oversize (10.5 x 8 inches), a pictorial account of the German Navy in WW2 with illustrations of many of the crucial encounters, with a history of the secret 1920's building programme and the expansion in the 1930's, sl. cocked, a little rubbed and lightly bumped at extrems., dustwrapper: price clipped, laminated surface rubbed with sl. loss at tips, edges relined to reverse, good plus in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 32715
GBP 10.50 [Appr.: EURO 12.25 US$ 13.12 | JP¥ 1462]
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Keywords: war ww2 german navy
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 BENNETT, G. H. AND R.,, SURVIVORS - British Merchant Seamen in the Second World War.
BENNETT, G. H. AND R.,
SURVIVORS - British Merchant Seamen in the Second World War.
Hambledon Press, London, 1999, 1st edn., xv, 287pp, half tone frontis, 8pp half tone photo ills., 5 in text half tone ills., dark blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, wraparound photo pictorial dustwrapper, an account of the battle to survive by British merchant seamen during WW2, when their mainly unarmed vessels came under attack by mine, aircraft, surface raider and u-boat, dustwrapper: unpriced, lightly rubbed at tips, crease lower edge lower panel, fine in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 35330
GBP 21.50 [Appr.: EURO 25 US$ 26.86 | JP¥ 2993]
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Keywords: war ww2 merchant navy
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 BERCUSON, DAVID J. AND HERWIG, HOLGER H.,, BISMARCK.
BERCUSON, DAVID J. AND HERWIG, HOLGER H.,
BISMARCK.
Hutchinson, London, 2002, 1st edn. UK, xiv incl. 4 maps, 385pp, half tone pictorial title, 16pp half tone photo ills., coloured endpapers, navy blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, the destruction of the pride of Hitler's navy: with access to previously classified British and US diplomatic files the authors reveal the full story of the key strategic decisions of the national leaders as well as the hour by hour account of the naval battle, lightly rubbed at tips, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 38272
GBP 10.50 [Appr.: EURO 12.25 US$ 13.12 | JP¥ 1462]
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Keywords: war ww2 navy germany battleship
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 BRADFORD, ERNLE,, THE MIGHTY HOOD.
BRADFORD, ERNLE,
THE MIGHTY HOOD.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1965, 2nd imp., paperback, 224pp, sectional drawings and maps in text, pictorial wrappers (unattrib.), since her launch in 1918 the HMS Hood was the pride of the British Navy, the largest vessel afloat. Too late to be involved in WW1, she cruised the world between the wars and in 1939 was refitted and joined the Home Fleet. In 1940 she was the mainstay of Force H in the Mediterranean, then returning to Scapa Flow when, in company with Prince of Wales, she set out on her final voyage in May, 1941 to intercept the Bismarck.light vertical creasing to spine, a little rubbed at extrems., repair to upper cnr. upper wrapper, edges tanned, good plus,
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Book number: 34386
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.25 | JP¥ 696]
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 BROOKES, EWART,, THE GATES OF HELL.
BROOKES, EWART,
THE GATES OF HELL.
Jarrolds, London, 1960, 1st edn., 144pp, 12pp half tone photo ills., maps at eps., black cloth lettered in white and red, decorative lettered dustwrapper, a good introduction to the history of the WW2 convoys to Russia in which Allied and neutral merchant vessels and Allied naval escort vessels steamed on the hazardous route through the arctic ocean from Iceland to Murmansk and Archangel, to supply Russia with war materials in WW2, for much of their journey under constant attack by German submarines and aircraft based in Norway, with details of many of the PQ convoys and with particular reference to convoys PQ17 and JW51B, ex public library copy, rubbed and bumped at extrems., edges tanned, tears to front free endpaper with stains from old sello repairs, scattered small ink stamps throughout, pencilled acquisition details inner margin of foreword, brown paper residue final pastedown, dustwrapper: price clipped, sunned at spine, rubbed with slight loss at tips, a reading copy in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 43135
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 US$ 12.49 | JP¥ 1392]
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Keywords: war ww2 sea navy russia arctic kola bear island iceland murmansk tirpitz convoy pq17 pq18 jw51b 43132
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 BROOKES, EWART,, THE GATES OF HELL.
BROOKES, EWART,
THE GATES OF HELL.
Arrow, London, 1973, new edn., paperback, 191pp, 1pp map, 8pp half tone photo ills., wrap-around pictorial cover-art by Chris Mayger, account of the merchant vessels and escorts of the arctic convoys supplying Russia in WW2, with details of many of the PQ convoys and particular reference to PQ17 and JW51B, tiny bump head of lower hinge, edges tanned, near fine,
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Book number: 41693
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Keywords: ww2 sea navy russia arctic kola bear island iceland murmansk tirpitz convoy pq17 pq18 jw51b a/s
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 BROOKES, EWART,, GLORY PASSED THEM BY.
BROOKES, EWART,
GLORY PASSED THEM BY.
Jarrolds, London, 1958, 1st edn., 176pp, 12pp half tone photo ills., map and several line drawings in text, black cloth lettered in white at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper by 'Ling', the minesweeping work of the Royal Naval Patrol Service during WW2. The author was in command of a minesweeper at Dover in the early days of WW2 and relates the stranglehold effect of the mining of home coastal waters, the state of minesweeping capacity at the outbreak of WW2, the conversion of trawlers to minesweepers, the sweeping of moored mines, the discovery of magnetic, delayed magnetic and acoustic mines and the counter measures developed, the motor minesweepers (Mickey Mouses/Mice) and BYMS, in home waters and later the Mediterranean and European coast and estuaries, lightly rubbed and bumped at tips, cloth a little marked, edges tanned, dustwrapper: clipped with price visible, rubbed with some loss at spine ends and tips, repaired to reverse, some soiling, very good in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 42443
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 29 US$ 31.23 | JP¥ 3481]
Keywords: war ww2 navy rnps minesweeping channel east coast convoy mediterranean acoustic moored
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