A Book for all Reasons: Naval History
found: 24 books

 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 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 US$ 5.98 | JP¥ 667]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: war ww1 ww2 navy
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 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$ 11.16 | JP¥ 1245]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: british naval history
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 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 14.25 US$ 16.61 | JP¥ 1853]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: naval history navy warships
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 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$ 15.68 | JP¥ 1749]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: war submarine history holland development experimental underwater boat u-boat
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 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 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 US$ 5.98 | JP¥ 667]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: naval history nelson navy mediterraean war ww1 ww2 malta
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 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$ 18.61 | JP¥ 2075]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: royal navy 19th cent victorian edwardian pre-ww1
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 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 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.65 | JP¥ 741]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: war navy maritime ironclad steam steamship iron steel
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 LAMBERT, ANDREW,, WARRIOR - Restoring the World's First Ironclad.
LAMBERT, ANDREW,
WARRIOR - Restoring the World's First Ironclad.
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1987, 1st edn., 192pp, numerous half tone photo ills., line drawings and diagrams in text, large format (10 x 8 inches approx.), light blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial wraparound dustwrapper, an account of HMS Warrior, the Royal Navy's first sea-going warship completed in 1861 combining for the first time armoured iron construction, steam propeller drive and rifled breech-loading fire-power. After active service for a number of years she was used as a storage hulk and depot ship until in 1979. This account follows the detailed progress of her restoration to her former glory, lightly rubbed at tips, a little bumped at lower corners, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, very good in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 40356
GBP 17.00 [Appr.: EURO 19.25 US$ 22.59 | JP¥ 2519]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: naval history warrior ironclad steam propeller driven breech loading armour restoration
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 LAYMAN, R. D.,, BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER - The Development of Aviation Vessels 1849-1922.
LAYMAN, R. D.,
BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER - The Development of Aviation Vessels 1849-1922.
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1989, 1st edn., 128pp, line drawings and numerous half tone photo ills. in text, large format (11 x 8 inches approx.), blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, a study of early shipboard aviation country by country, from kites and balloons to early aircraft experiments and rapid development during WW1, a little rubbed and lightly bumped at extrems., a few faint marks to half title, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at extrems., small repaired chip tail of spine, a few faint fox marks, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 38483
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.94 | JP¥ 2223]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: maritime naval history aviation aircraft
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 LLOYD, CHRISTOPHER,, THE BRITISH SEAMAN - 1200-1860 A Social Survey.
LLOYD, CHRISTOPHER,
THE BRITISH SEAMAN - 1200-1860 A Social Survey.
Paladin, London, 1970, 1st in imprint, paperback, 287pp, 16pp half tone ills., [i] ads., coloured pictorial upper wrapper, an account of the Brirtish seaman between the Middle Ages and the coming of steam, how he was recruited, paid, fed and punished, and the life he enjoyed below decks, a little rubbed at extrems., light vertical creasing to spine, edges tanned, light stsioan fore-edge lower wrapper and final pages, good,
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Book number: 40371
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.65 | JP¥ 741]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: naval history british seaman maritime press war maritime sail navy
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 POPE, DUDLEY,, LIFE IN NELSON'S NAVY.
POPE, DUDLEY,
LIFE IN NELSON'S NAVY.
George Allen and Unwin, London, 1981, 1st edn., xiv, 279pp inc. 15pp bibliog. and index, numerous in text line ills., royal blue cloth lettered in silver at spine, decorative head and tail bands, pictorial dustwrapper, a little bumped at tail of spine and top cnrs. of bds., lightly rubbed at tips, dustwrapper: pc., very good in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 25536
GBP 17.30 [Appr.: EURO 19.5 US$ 22.99 | JP¥ 2564]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: british naval navy nelson regency maritime history
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 PRESTON, ANTONY AND BATCHELOR, JOHN,, THE SUBMARINE SINCE 1919.
PRESTON, ANTONY AND BATCHELOR, JOHN,
THE SUBMARINE SINCE 1919.
Phoebus / Purnell, London, ND (copyright 1974), paperback, 64pp, coloured and half tone ills., line drawings and diagrams throughout, oversize (11.5 x 8.5 inches approx.), coloured pictorial montage card wrappers, Special in the Purnell's History of the World Wars series, lightly rubbed at extrems., small fox mark at upper hinge, very good plus,
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Book number: 36944
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 US$ 5.98 | JP¥ 667]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: naval history war ww2 submarines
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 RAPPAPORT, ARMIN,, THE NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES.
RAPPAPORT, ARMIN,
THE NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES.
Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1962, 1st edn. US, xii, 272pp, 7 in text cartoons, blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine coloured pictorial dustwrapper, a history of the civilian organisation dedicated to lobbying on behalf of the naval and merchant services of the United States, lightly rubbed and bumped at extrems., edges tanned, dustwrapper: a little rubbed at extrems., with very sl. loss at tips, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 38672
GBP 11.50 [Appr.: EURO 13 US$ 15.28 | JP¥ 1704]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: united states navy league
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 SMITH, PETER C.,, ROYAL NAVY SHIPS' BADGES.
SMITH, PETER C.,
ROYAL NAVY SHIPS' BADGES.
Balfour, St. Ives - Huntingdon, 1974, 1st edn., 96pp, col'd ills. in text, dark blue cloth grain paper covered bds. gilt, large format (9.5 x 7"), includes a history of ships' names and naval heraldry, with historical details and a col'd illustration of the badge of each of HMS Benbow, Cavendish, Glowworm, Hood, Marlborough, Nelson, Renown, Rocket, Sea Lion, Sesame, Stormcloud, Telemachus, Valhalla, Amazon, Amphion, Boreas, Caroline, Castor, Danae, Dauntless, Devonshire, Eclipse, Folkestone, Galatea, Glorious, Gnat, Grenville, Hermes, Lowestoft, Royalist, Sikh, Southampton, Sussex, Thunderer, Tiger, Valiant, Wallace, Warspite, Warwick, Wild Swan, lightly rubbed at tips, dustwrapper: lghtly rubbed at extrems., small area susrface loss upper panel, very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 24401
GBP 11.30 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 US$ 15.02 | JP¥ 1675]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: war ww2 navy hms benbow cavendish glowworm hood marlborough nelson renown rocket sea lion sesame stormcloud telemachus valhalla amazon amphion boreas caroline castor danae dauntless devonshire eclipse folkestone galatea glorious gnat grenville hermes lowe
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 SOUTHEY, ROBERT,, LIFE OF NELSON.
SOUTHEY, ROBERT,
LIFE OF NELSON.
Folio Society, London, 1956, 1st thus, 304pp, frontis port. and 11 other half tone plates, number of line drawings in text, maps at eps., blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt at spine and upper board, decorative headband, acknowledged as the best short biography of the life and career of Nelson, a little bumped and rubbed at tips, cloth lightly marked, spine sl. sunned, edges tanned, small area tippex upper cnr. front free endpaper, no dustwrapper, very good,
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Book number: 19038
GBP 12.30 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 16.35 | JP¥ 1823]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: war nelson france spain nile vincent copenhagen trafalgar navy maritime hamilton
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 TALL, COMMANDER J. J. AND KEMP, PAUL,, HM SUBMARINES IN CAMERA 1901-1996.
TALL, COMMANDER J. J. AND KEMP, PAUL,
HM SUBMARINES IN CAMERA 1901-1996.
Sutton Publishing, Thrupp, Stroud, 1996, paperback, x, 245pp, half tone photo frontis, half tone photo ills. throughtou, large format (10 x 7.5 inches approx.), half tone photo pictorial montage upper wrapper, a selection of images from the Royal Navy Submarine Museum illustrating the history and development of the submarine service from Holland 1, laid down in 1901 through to the current Trident class submarines, with sections on the first submersible, accidents and losses and both WW1 and WW2 submarines, lightly rubbed at tips, cnrs. slightly inclined to curl, very good,
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Book number: 40342
GBP 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.25 US$ 11.96 | JP¥ 1334]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: naval history navy maritime submarines war ww1 ww2
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 THORNTON, J. M.,, WARSHIPS 1860-1970 - A Collection of Naval Lore.
THORNTON, J. M.,
WARSHIPS 1860-1970 - A Collection of Naval Lore.
David and Charles, Newton Abbot, 1973, 1st edn. UK, 96pp, numerous line drawings, red cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, book edition of a collection first published in the Royal Canadian Navy's magazine 'Crowsnest', a series of informal line drawings highlighting the devlopment of the warship from the end of the age of sail to the present day (1970's), bump at top edge upper board, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, dustwrapper: price clipped, lightly rubbed at extrems., tiny chip tail of spine, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 22537
GBP 8.90 [Appr.: EURO 10 US$ 11.83 | JP¥ 1319]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: www1 ww2 navy naval history
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 WARLOW, LT. CDR. BEN, RN (COMPILED BY),, BATTLE HONOURS OF THE ROYAL NAVY : Being the officially authorised and complete listing of Battle Honours awarded to Her/His Majesty's Ships and Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm including Honours awarded to Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ships and merchant vessels.
WARLOW, LT. CDR. BEN, RN (COMPILED BY),
BATTLE HONOURS OF THE ROYAL NAVY : Being the officially authorised and complete listing of Battle Honours awarded to Her/His Majesty's Ships and Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm including Honours awarded to Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ships and merchant vessels.
Maritime Books, Liskeard, 2004, 1st edn., 224pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., navy blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, decorative head and tail bands, coloured decorative dustwrapper, the only published work to include all Royal Navy battle honours awarded since 1588 to the present, including all ships and squadrons, based on the official records held by the Naval Historical Branch of the Ministry of Defence, small area rubbing upper edge lower board, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, very good in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 39013
GBP 21.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.75 US$ 27.91 | JP¥ 3112]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: royal navy war battle honours
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 WARNER, OLIVER,, A PORTRAIT OF LORD NELSON.
WARNER, OLIVER,
A PORTRAIT OF LORD NELSON.
The Reprint Society, London, 1959, xx, 331pp, 4pp half tone ills., battle plans at eps., quarter bound in cream paper at spine with black paper sides, dark blue title panel at spine lettered in gilt, top edge col'd, col'd pictorial dustwrapper (unattrib), a biography of the British seaman with plans of the battles of St. Vincent, The Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar, a little bumped at tail of spine, dustwrapper: rubbed with some sl. loss at extrems. repaired to reverse, some foxing, very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 26363
GBP 8.40 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 11.16 | JP¥ 1245]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: war nelson france spain nile vincent copenhagen trafalgar hamilton norfolk navy maritime yarmouth
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WARNER, OLIVER,
A PORTRAIT OF LORD NELSON.
Chatto and Windus, London, 1958, 1st edn., 372pp, frontis and 11 half tone plates, facsimile letters and signatures, battle plans (large folding of Trafalgar), blue cloth gilt, account of Nelson's early in life in Norfolk, his naval career (Midshipman aged twelve to Vice-Admiral aged of 47 at Trafalgar), and his complex personal life, a little rubbed at extrems., gilding dull on spine, edges lightly foxed, no dustwrapper, very good,
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Book number: 19039
GBP 14.70 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 US$ 19.54 | JP¥ 2179]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: war nelson france spain nile vincent copenhagen trafalgar hamilton norfolk navy maritime yarmouth

 WARNER, OLIVER,, TRAFALGAR - British Battles Series.
WARNER, OLIVER,
TRAFALGAR - British Battles Series.
Pan Books, London, 1966, 1st in imprint, paperback, 177pp, 15pp app. and index, 12pp half tone ills, 1 map of fleet movements before Trafalgar, 3 in text line drawings, the Fighting Memorandum and plan of Nelson's approach, wraparound pictorial cover art by James Leech, in the British Battles series, an account of the background which led to the battle of Trafalgar, of Napoleon's campaign and anticipated intentions, of Nelson's strategy and his principal commanders, the meeting of the fleets and the battle in which Nelson destroyed Napoleon's power at sea, sl. slant to spine, light creasing to spine and wrappers, edges tanned, good plus,
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Book number: 30570
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.65 | JP¥ 741]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: nelson napoleon sea battles british navy
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 WARNER, OLIVER,, TRAFALGAR - British Battles Series.
WARNER, OLIVER,
TRAFALGAR - British Battles Series.
Pan Books Ltd., London, 1969, paperback, 177pp, 15pp app. and index, 12pp half tone ills, 1 map of fleet movements before Trafalgar, 3 in text line drawings, the Fighting Memorandum and plan of Nelson's approach, an account of the background which led to the battle of Trafalgar, of Napoleon's campaign and anticipated intentions, of Nelson's strategy and his principal commanders, the meeting of the fleets and the battle in which Nelson destroyed Napoleon's power at sea, lightly rubbed at extrems., edges browned, very good,
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Book number: 21720
GBP 4.80 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 US$ 6.38 | JP¥ 711]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: nelson napoleon sea battles british navy
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 WATTS, ANTHONY J.,, THE ROYAL NAVY - An Illustrated History.
WATTS, ANTHONY J.,
THE ROYAL NAVY - An Illustrated History.
Brockhampton Press, London, 1999, 256pp, half tone photo pictorial double title, half tone photo ills., line drawings, maps and diagrams in text, large format (10 x 7.5 inches approx.), coloured decorated laminated boards with matching dustwrapper, re-issue of an original Arms and Armour publication, a factually detailed and technically accurate narrative study of the history of the Royal Navy in the modern age, from the aftermath of Trafalgar with Britain firmly established as the leading Naval power in the world through two world wars and many 'police' actions to the South Atlantic and the recovery of the Falklands, with numerous photographs in text, line drawings and tracks of ship engagements, etc, of dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 40942
GBP 13.50 [Appr.: EURO 15.25 US$ 17.94 | JP¥ 2001]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: naval history navy maritime royal rn ww1 ww2 falklands jutland dardanelles ironclads dreadnought coronel fleet air arm mediterranean atlantic arctic a/s
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 WHITEHOUSE, ARCH,, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS.
WHITEHOUSE, ARCH,
AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS.
Frederick Muller, London, 1964, 1st edn., 351pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., 10 in text maps, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, top edge coloured, pictorial montage dustwrapper, an examination of amphibious military operations throughout history, from the invasion of Britain by the Romans through the 18th and 19th Centuries to some of the major operations of WW1 and WW2, and the Korean Police Action, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, small bookseller labels front pastedown, dustwrapper: a little rubbed and creased at extrems., light overall soiling, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 35680
GBP 14.50 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 US$ 19.27 | JP¥ 2149]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: war military ww1 ww2 roman britain torch normandy korea quebec zeebrugge
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