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Glenton, Robert, - THE ROYAL OAK AFFAIR - The Saga of Admiral Collard and Bandmaster Barnacle.

Leo Cooper, London, 1991, 1st edn., vii, 191pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., navy blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, wraparound coloured pictorial dustwrapper by James Leech, an account of an incident and its consequences in the battleship HMS Royal Oak whilst at Malta in the Mediterranean in 1928, regarding the behaviour of Rear Admiral Collard which was allegedly well below the standard expected of an officer and a gentleman, when he swore at the Royal Marine Bandmaster at a social function on the quarterdeck.The resultant court martial changed the course of three naval careers and highlighted a serious omission in Kings Regulations, on how to lay a complaint about a senior officer. edges tanned, a little foxed at upper edge, occasional fox mark in text, dustwrapper: faintly rubbed at tips, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 US$ 15.22 | JPą 2391] Book number 45347

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