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 Arthur, Max,, LOST VOICES OF THE ROYAL NAVY.
Arthur, Max,
LOST VOICES OF THE ROYAL NAVY.
Hodder, London, ND (circa 2010), reprint, trade paperback, xii, 563pp, photo pictorial upper wrapper, eyewitness accounts of life in the Royal Navy between 1914 and 1945, lightly rubbed and creased at tips, edges tanned, very good plus,
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Book number: 42731
GBP 5.50 [Appr.: EURO 6.25 US$ 6.63 | JP¥ 874]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: war ww1 ww2 navy

 Berckham, Evelyn,, THE HIDDEN NAVY.
Berckham, Evelyn,
THE HIDDEN NAVY.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1973, 2nd imp., xiv, 159pp, 16pp half tone photo ils., pictorial endpapers, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, top edge coloured, armorial design dustwrapper, a supplement to any Royal Naval history, this records the less obvious aspects of naval life, the women who were accepted as part of ship's complements (they even helped serve the guns) but whose existence was never officially acknowledged, the trades and professions connected with the Navy, the strange workings of the Royal Dockyards, etc., small impressed mark front free endpaper, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 26815
GBP 8.40 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 10.13 | JP¥ 1335]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: british naval history

 Chant, Christopher,, THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD'S WARSHIPS.
Chant, Christopher,
THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD'S WARSHIPS.
S. Webb, Menai Bridge, Isle of Angllesey, 2002, 433pp, coloured decorated half title, coloured and half tone pictorial double title, coloured and half tone ills. throughout, [xiii] index, coloured endpapers, landscape format (6.5 x 8.5 inches approx.), laminated coloured photo pictorial boards, a history of the world's warships divided by class: Sailing Warship, Battleship and Battlecruiser, Destroyer and Escort Vessel, Cruiser, Aircraft Carrier, Fast Attack Craft, the Submarine, profusely illustrated throughout, heavy, faint bump head of spine, no dustwrapper, near fine,
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Book number: 39381
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 15.07 | JP¥ 1987]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: naval history navy warships

 Compton-Hall, Richard,, SUBMARINE BOATS - The beginnings of underwater warfare.
Compton-Hall, Richard,
SUBMARINE BOATS - The beginnings of underwater warfare.
Windward, Leicester, ND (circa1985), large format paperback, 192pp, frontis and numerous in text half tone and line illustrations, col'd pictorial wrappers, large format (9.5 x 7 inches), a well illustrated history of the development of the submarine as an underwater weapon, with details of the experimental boats of the early pioneers in many countries but particularly the Holland vessels, and of the eventual acceptance of submarine warfare, lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus,
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Book number: 26819
GBP 11.80 [Appr.: EURO 13.25 US$ 14.23 | JP¥ 1876]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: war submarine history holland development experimental underwater boat u-boat

 Deacon, Richard,, THE SILENT WAR - A History of Western Naval Intelligence.
Deacon, Richard,
THE SILENT WAR - A History of Western Naval Intelligence.
Grafton, London, 1988, revised edn., paperback, 335pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., half tone pictorial upper wrapper, a brief history of earliest days of naval intelligence from examining it in more detail from Elizabethan times to the late 1870s when gathering intelligence was placed on a more organised footing, and continuing coverage of two world wars until and including the age of the atomic submarine, ex public library copy, spine sunned, creasing to wrapperts, edges tanned, lacks half title, stamp verso title, reading copy,
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Book number: 45178
GBP 5.50 [Appr.: EURO 6.25 US$ 6.63 | JP¥ 874]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: war ww1 ww2 espionage intelligence spying

 Elliott, Peter,, THE CROSS AND THE ENSIGN - A Naval History of Malta 1798-1979.
Elliott, Peter,
THE CROSS AND THE ENSIGN - A Naval History of Malta 1798-1979.
Panther / Granada, London, 1982, Special Overseas Edn., paperback, 269pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., maps and diagrams in text, [ii] ads., photo pictorial upper wrapper shows battleship King George V, a detailed account of the naval history of Malta over two centuries, from the earliest days of British rule to WW1, the inter war years, the critical period of WW2 when Malta held the key to North Africa as well as the Mediterranean, to peace and independence, lightly rubbed at tips, faint vertical crease in spine, edges tanned, very good,
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Book number: 41015
GBP 5.50 [Appr.: EURO 6.25 US$ 6.63 | JP¥ 874]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: naval history nelson navy mediterraean war ww1 ww2 malta

 Elliott, Peter,, THE CROSS AND THE ENSIGN - A Naval History of Malta 1798-1979.
Elliott, Peter,
THE CROSS AND THE ENSIGN - A Naval History of Malta 1798-1979.
Panther / Granada, London, 1982, Special Overseas Edn., paperback, 269pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., maps and diagrams in text, [ii] ads., photo pictorial upper wrapper shows battleship King George V, a detailed account of the naval history of Malta over two centuries, from the earliest days of British rule to WW1, the inter war years, the critical period of WW2 when Malta held the key to North Africa as well as the Mediterranean, to peace and independence, light creasing and impressed marks to wrappers, edges tanned, good plus,
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Book number: 44478
GBP 5.50 [Appr.: EURO 6.25 US$ 6.63 | JP¥ 874]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: naval history nelson navy mediterraean war ww1 ww2 malta

 Fabb, John (intro. A. P. McGowan),, VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN NAVY from Old Photographs.
Fabb, John (intro. A. P. McGowan),
VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN NAVY from Old Photographs.
B. T. Batsford., London, 1983, 2nd imp., 144pp, frontis and 171 other half tone photo ills., large format (about 10 x 8 inches), dark blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper, a six page introduction to the Royal Navy 1814-1914 and captioned photographs depicting all aspects of the Royal Navy of the period, upper and lower edges of bds. a little dusty, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at extrems., sl. sunning to edges, repaired nick upper edge lower panel, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 32032
GBP 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.75 US$ 16.88 | JP¥ 2226]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: royal navy 19th cent victorian edwardian pre-ww1

 Glenton, Robert,, THE ROYAL OAK AFFAIR - The Saga of Admiral Collard and Bandmaster Barnacle.
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,
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Book number: 45347
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 US$ 14.47 | JP¥ 1908]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: navy royal oak collard barnacle court martial

 Hampshire, A. Cecil,, THE BLOCKADERS.
Hampshire, A. Cecil,
THE BLOCKADERS.
William Kimber, London, 1980, 1st edn., 224pp, maps and half tone photo ills in text, dark blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, an account of the Royal Navy vessels that comprised the naval blockade of Germany during two world wars. Vessels included armed merchant cruisers which were generally converted and armed merchant vessels; and armed boarding vessels, patrolling the northern waters of the North Sea in some of the worst weather conditions in the world, to sink German merchant vessels and to stop and inspect neutral merchant vessels and so prevent supplies from reaching the German northern ports, slightly cocked, lightly bumped lower tip of upper board, edges tanned, dustwrapper: does not appear trimmed but is 5mm shorter than the book, a little rubbed at extrems., lettering a little sunned at spine, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44164
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 US$ 19.29 | JP¥ 2544]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: war ww1 ww2 navy blockade armed boarding vessels merchant cruisers

 Hill, Richard,, WAR AT SEA IN THE IRONCLAD AGE.
Hill, Richard,
WAR AT SEA IN THE IRONCLAD AGE.
Cassell, London, 2002, trade paperback, 240pp, half tone photo pictorial frontis, coloured and half tone ills., maps, line drawings and diagrams in text, coloured pictorial upper wrapper, in the Cassell History of Warfare series, an account of the rapidly changing technology of warships when reliable steam engines and ships built of iron and steel made the sailing ship redundant and gave those with the most modern navies the power to acquire and control overseas empires, lightly rubbed at tips, light diag. crease lower cnr., very good,
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Book number: 40320
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 US$ 7.23 | JP¥ 954]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: war navy maritime ironclad steam steamship iron steel

 Hoyt, Edwin P.,, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF HMS HOOD.
Hoyt, Edwin P.,
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF HMS HOOD.
Arthue Barker, London, ND (copyright 1977) [viii], 144pp, 4pp half tone photo ills., dark green cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, an account of the role of HMS Hood between WW1 and WW2 when she was the symbol of Britains Sea Power, of a brief sojourn in the Spanish Civil War and of a skimped refit in the early days of WW2 before she was required to meet with the Bismarck in the Denmark Straight, edges tanned, dustwrapper: nicks to upper edge repaired to reverse, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 45350
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.25 US$ 21.7 | JP¥ 2862]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: war ww1 ww2 navy hood bismarck denmark straight

 Irving, Lieut.-Commander John,, NAVAL LIFE AND CUSTOMS - Tradition, Lore and Language of the  Royal Navy.
Irving, Lieut.-Commander John,
NAVAL LIFE AND CUSTOMS - Tradition, Lore and Language of the Royal Navy.
Sherratt and Hughes, Altrincham, ND (circa 1943), paperback, 162pp, chapter heads in line, line drawings and half tone ills. in text, coloured pictorial paper wrappers, a comprehenaive guide to the terminology of life in HM Ships with an account, in many cases, to the background to seemingly archaic expressions, slant to spine, rubbed at extrems., light soiling, chip to lower cnr. title page and to fore-edge of Contents page, , pages tanned, good plus,
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Book number: 45225
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 18.09 | JP¥ 2385]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: navy customs traditions language naval history

 Kennedy, Gavin,, CAPTAIN BLIGH - The Man and his Mutinies.
Kennedy, Gavin,
CAPTAIN BLIGH - The Man and his Mutinies.
Gerald Duckworth, London, 1989, 1st edn., xiii, 321pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., maps at coloured endpapers, large format (9.5 x 6" approx.), maroon cloth lettered in gilt at spine, decorative headband, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, a definitive account of the Bounty mutiny and the two lesser known mutinys in Bligh's subsequent career, on HMS Director and in New South Wales, later serving at the Battle of Camperdown and under Nelson at Copenhagen, light foxing to edges, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44817
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 US$ 9.65 | JP¥ 1272]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: naval history mutiny bligh bounty christian

 Kipling, Rudyard,, A FLEET IN BEING - Notes of Two Trips with the Channel Squadron.
Kipling, Rudyard,
A FLEET IN BEING - Notes of Two Trips with the Channel Squadron.
Macmillan, London, 1898, 1st edn., paperback, 84pp, monotone pictorial upper paper wrapper by J. Wilkinson, originally published a six articles in the Morning Post, a contemporary account of the ships and men of the Royal Navy, just before Lord Fisher's moderisation, rubbed at extrems with loss at tips and backstrip, crease lower wrapper, edges tanned, ink name and date half title, name repeated verso title, fair,
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Book number: 45226
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 18.09 | JP¥ 2385]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: navy naval history channel squadron

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