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Hampshire, A. Cecil, - LILLIPUT FLEET.

William Kimber, London, 1957, 1st edn., 204pp, frontis and 8pp half tone photo ills., [iv] ads., blue/black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, pictorial dustwrapper by W. R. Dalzell, an account of the setting up of the Royal Naval Patrol Service at Lowestoft in 1939, first known as Pembroke 'X' and then as HMS Europa, of the requisition of numerous buildings in the town, of the fighting force of trawlers and drifters converted into warships and the later purpose built Motor and British Yard Minesweepers, engaged in mine-sweeping, hunting u-boats and taking part in all landings from Madagascar to Normandy, with details of a number of incidents involving RNPS vessels including the winning of a VC at Namsos, slightly cocked, gilding dull at spine, edges tanned, dustwrapper: price clipped, rubbed with slight loss at extrems., repaired to reverse, light soiling mainly to lower panel, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
GBP 36.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.25 US$ 45.13 | JPą 6918] Book number 45370

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