A Book for all Reasons: WW2 - Navy - Coastal Forces, Clandestine Naval Ops and Landing Craft
found: 12 books

 COOPER, BRYAN,, THE BUCCANEERS.
COOPER, BRYAN,
THE BUCCANEERS.
Macdonald, London, 1970, 1st edn. UK, trade paperback, 160pp, half tone photo pictorial double title, numerous half tone photo ills., maps and drawings in text, photo pictorial wrappers, Purnell's 'History of the Second World War', Weapons Book No.13, an account of MTB's, MGB's, ML's and PT boats worldwide during WW2, covering the 'Narrow Seas', Mediterranean, Far East and Pacific with details of combined MTB/MGB tactics, many illustrations, lightly rubbed at extrems., multi-currency label upper wrapper, edges tanned, very good,
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Book number: 43629
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 US$ 7.97 | JP¥ 889]
Keywords: war ww2 navy mgb mtb pt boat vosper fairmile s-boat higgins schnellboot ml f-lighter sgb grey goose elco history rncf coastal forces purnells
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 DICKENS, CAPTAIN PETER, DSO, MBE, DSC, RN,, NIGHT ACTION - MTB Flotilla at War.
DICKENS, CAPTAIN PETER, DSO, MBE, DSC, RN,
NIGHT ACTION - MTB Flotilla at War.
Purnell Book Services, London, 1974, club edn., 242pp, 8pp half tone ills., diagrams in text, maps at endpapers, black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt at spine, pictorial dustwrapper, club edition virtually identical to publisher's edition, the wartime experiences of the author, in the destroyer HMS Somali, a dutch vessel Doggersbank at Dunkirk and 1st Lt. destroyer HMS Cotswold until mined on the East Coast in April, 1942. After survivors leave he took over MTB 234, from June 1942 as Senior Officer 21st MTB Flotilla at HMS Beehive (Felixstowe), HMS Mantis (Lowestoft) until December, again at HMS Beehive to end July, 1943, working with MGB's in the North Sea and off the Dutch coast attacking German shipping, a little rubbed and lightly bumped at tips, edges tanned, dustwrapper: rubbed with slight loss at head of spine, relined at upper edges folds, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 40701
GBP 26.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.25 US$ 34.56 | JP¥ 3853]
Keywords: war ww2 navy mtb mgb rncf royal dunkirk naval coastal forces east coast narrow seas convoy anglia suffolk destroyer somali cotswold felixstowe beehive lowestoft mantis a/s
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 DICKENS, CAPTAIN PETER, DSO, MBE, DSC, RN,, NIGHT ACTION - MTB Flotilla at War.
DICKENS, CAPTAIN PETER, DSO, MBE, DSC, RN,
NIGHT ACTION - MTB Flotilla at War.
Purnell Book Services, London, 1974, club edn., 242pp, 8pp half tone ills., diagrams in text, maps at endpapers, black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt at spine, pictorial dustwrapper, the wartime experiences of the author, in the destroyer HMS Somali, a dutch vessel Doggersbank at Dunkirk and 1st Lt. destroyer HMS Cotswold until mined on the East Coast in April, 1942. After survivors leave he took over MTB 234, from June 1942 as Senior Officer 21st MTB Flotilla at HMS Beehive (Felixstowe), HMS Mantis (Lowestoft) until December, again at HMS Beehive to end July, 1943, working with MGB's in the North Sea and off the Dutch coast attacking German shipping, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned with a few fox marks, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed with sl. loss at extrems., several short nicks to edges, repaired to reverse, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 42424
GBP 26.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.25 US$ 34.56 | JP¥ 3853]
Keywords: war ww2 navy mtb mgb rncf east coast convoy anglia suffolk destroyer somali cotswold beehive mantis coastal forces
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 FOYNES, J. P.,, THE BATTLE OF THE EAST COAST (1939-1945).
FOYNES, J. P.,
THE BATTLE OF THE EAST COAST (1939-1945).
Privately published, UK, 2013, 2nd edn., trade paperback, xii prelims., 416pp, [xvi] index, [vi] additions and corrections, 80pp half tone photo and line ills., numerous maps/plans in text, pictorial paper wrappers, a comprehensive study of WW2 on the coast and in the North Sea between Flamborough Head, Yorkshire and North Foreland, Kent and the enemy held coastline, roughly the limits of the Royal Navy's Nore Command. It covers the coastal defences, the air raids, invasion preparations, naval bases and lesser ports, mines and minelaying, the convoys and minesweeping, naval actions, air-sea rescue, mtb's, mgb's and e-boats, with 17 Appendices covering such details as ships sunk in Nore Command (with maps), types of mines (with diagrams), Naval bases, Senior Naval Officers, Naval vessels (as at 22/06/41), etc., fine,
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Book number: 40208
GBP 32.00 [Appr.: EURO 36 US$ 42.53 | JP¥ 4742]
Keywords: ww2 war navy hull humber yarmouth lowestoft harwich hull felixstowe sheerness chatham grimsby brightlingsea thames mines minsweeping coastal forces rnps rncf defence home front bob e-boat mgb mtb ml radar dynamo dunkirk east coast convoy a/s
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 HAMPSHIRE, A. CECIL,, ON HAZARDOUS SERVICE.
HAMPSHIRE, A. CECIL,
ON HAZARDOUS SERVICE.
William Kimber, London, 1974, 1st edn., 256pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., 4 in text maps, light brown cloth lettered in gilt at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper, a selection of four lesser known maritime exploits during WW2: the use of Q ships during WW2, well established during WW1 but less so in WW2; Force Viper, a Royal Marine expedition to Rangoon in 1942; the blockade runners of the Baltic bringing much needed war materials from Sweden to Great Britain; and the work of HMS Tarana, a dutch built trawler crewed by members of the Royal Naval Patrol Service and used for clandestine visits to the Mediterranean coast of defeated France, heavily bumped lower cnr. lower board, lightly bumped to other cnrs. and a little rubbed at spine ends, dustwrapper: rubbed with light chipping mainly along upper edge, good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 43511
GBP 5.50 [Appr.: EURO 6.25 US$ 7.31 | JP¥ 815]
Keywords: war ww2 navy operation bridford motor gunboats tarana q-ships force viper rangoon sweden blockade running
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 HICHENS, LT. CDR. ROBERT, DSO*, DSC** (EDITED BY DAVID JAMES),, WE FOUGHT THEM IN GUNBOATS.
HICHENS, LT. CDR. ROBERT, DSO*, DSC** (EDITED BY DAVID JAMES),
WE FOUGHT THEM IN GUNBOATS.
John Spencer / Badger Books, London, 1957, 1st thus, paperback, 191pp, [i] ad., coloured pictorial wrappers (unattrib.), this is the uncommon and best edition of the title, re-edited by David James who was one of Hichens flotilla officers. The first and subsequent editions published by Michael Joseph were severely edited by the official censor; this Badger edition restores most of the factual data of the actions and the criticisms of the naval hierarchy contained in the original manuscript that had been removed by the censor from the original edition(s), and is an account of the actions of mainly the 6th and 8th Motor Gun Boat Flotillas of RN Coastal Forces, in the North Sea and English Channel, by the first RNVR officer to be appointed Lt. Cdr. in command of a flotilla of MGB's, and of their forming up at Fowey before posting to Felixstowe (HMS Beehive) in March 1941, with a spell at Dartmouth (HMS Britannia III) July-September, 1942, the Falmouth solicitor who developed the tactics for the use of these new fighting vessels and, in the absence of prompt Admiralty support, they found ways to improve the design and armament themselves before he was killed in April, 1943, leaving behind the original manuscript of this book, lightly rubbed at tips, small chip to backstrip at tail of spine, edges tanned, very good plus,
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Book number: 42429
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.5 US$ 79.74 | JP¥ 8892]
Keywords: war ww2 navy east coast convoy anglia suffolk felixstowe mtb mgb rncf channel north sea coastal forces fowey dartmouth beehive channel islands north sea cabinet
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 MASON, DAVID,, RAID ON ST. NAZAIRE.
MASON, DAVID,
RAID ON ST. NAZAIRE.
Macdonald, London, 1970, 1st edn. UK, trade paperback, 160pp, numerous in text maps, half tone photo and line ills., photo pictorial wrappers, Purnell's 'History of the Second World War, Battle Book 14', graphic account of Operation Chariot, the attack involving the ramming of the Normandie dock at St. Nazaire by the destroyer laden with explosives HMS Campbeltown to deny the facilities to the Tirpitz, by a combined force which won 5 VC's, slight sunning to spine, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, very good plus,
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Book number: 43819
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8 US$ 9.3 | JP¥ 1037]
Keywords: war ww2 history navy vc operation chariot nazaire tirpitz normandie dock campbeltown rncf mtb mgb ml coastal forces
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 MASON, DAVID,, RAID ON ST. NAZAIRE.
MASON, DAVID,
RAID ON ST. NAZAIRE.
Macdonald, London, 1970, 1st edn. UK, trade paperback, 160pp, numerous in text half tone photo and line ills. and maps, photo pictorial wrappers, Purnell's 'History of the Second World War, Battle Book 14', graphic account of Operation Chariot, the attack involving the ramming of the Normandie dock at St. Nazaire by the destroyer laden with explosives HMS Campbeltown to deny the facilities to the Tirpitz, by a combined force which won 5 VC's, very slight slant to spine, slight sunning to spine, lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus,
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Book number: 43818
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8 US$ 9.3 | JP¥ 1037]
Keywords: war ww2 history navy vc operation chariot nazaire tirpitz normandie dock campbeltown rncf mtb mgb ml coastal forces
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 REYNOLDS, L. C.,, GUNBOAT 658.
REYNOLDS, L. C.,
GUNBOAT 658.
New English Library, London, 1974, 1st in imprint, paperback, 192pp, maps in text, wrap-around coloured pictorial wrappers, the story of the operations of a Motor Gun Boat in the Mediterranean from the fall of Tunisia until the German surrender, well rubbed at extrems., spine slanted, wrappers creased, edges tanned, reading copy,
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Book number: 43160
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 US$ 5.98 | JP¥ 667]
Keywords: war ww2 navy mtb mgb coastal forces mediterranean italy adriatic 43132
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 SCOTT, LT. CDR. PETER, MBE, DSC*, RNVR,, THE BATTLE OF THE NARROW SEAS - A History of the Light Coastal Forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945.
SCOTT, LT. CDR. PETER, MBE, DSC*, RNVR,
THE BATTLE OF THE NARROW SEAS - A History of the Light Coastal Forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945.
Seaforth Publishing / Pen and Sword, Barnsley, 2009, 1st in imprint, xii, 228pp, 8pp coloured ills. by the author, 48pp half tone photo ills., maps and small line ills. in text, dark blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, large format about 10 x 8 inches, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, an almost facsimile issue of the original 1945 edition which lacks the endpaper maps and has the coloured ills. back to back rather than as plates, with a new introduction by Antony Hichens, an accomplished wildfowl artist and writer the author joined the Royal Navy serving in the destroyer HMS Broke in the Atlantic until the winter of 1941. When Broke paid off for a long refit he was offered command of a steam gunboat which he accepted. Steam gunboats were the largest vessels of Coastal Forces, 150 feet long powered by twin steam turbines and the most heavily armed ships of the navy for their size with 1 x 3" gun, 2 x 6 pounder guns, 2 x twin 20mm cannon and 2 x 21" torpedo tubes. His account of the 'Battle of the Narrow Seas' relates his and his colleagues personal experiences in the English Channel and the southern North Sea, where the Coastal Forces, the ML's, MTB's and MGB's and his own steam gunboats took the battle to the enemy in his own coastal waters; includes the raids on St. Nazaire and Dieppe, and Normandy, photo ills. include MTB 19, 20, 21, 23, 74, 205, 360, 447, 621, 724, MGB 61, 88, ML 117, 145, 150, 230, fine in a fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 42440
GBP 33.50 [Appr.: EURO 37.75 US$ 44.52 | JP¥ 4965]
Keywords: war ww2 navy east coast convoy war channel anglia suffolk lowestoft felixstowe dieppe st nazaire mtb mgb rncf scott hichens dickens channel north sea midge mantis beehive wasp hornet bee aggressive attack
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 SCOTT, LT. CDR. PETER, MBE, DSC*, RNVR,, THE BATTLE OF THE NARROW SEAS - A History of the Light Coastal Forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945.
SCOTT, LT. CDR. PETER, MBE, DSC*, RNVR,
THE BATTLE OF THE NARROW SEAS - A History of the Light Coastal Forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945.
Country Life, London, 1945, 1st edn., xii, 228pp, 79 half tone photos and line drawings on 48pp, coloured frontis and 7 other coloured plates by author, maps (each different) at endpapers and in text, numerous small line ills. in text, pale blue cloth lettered in dark blue at spine, lettered and decorated in dark blue upper board, large format about 10 x 8 inches, pictorial dustwrapper, an accomplished wildfowl artist and writer the author joined the Royal Navy serving in the destroyer HMS Broke in the Atlantic until the winter of 1941. When Broke paid off for a long refit he was offered command of a steam gunboat which he accepted. Steam gunboats were the largest vessels of Coastal Forces, 150 feet long powered by twin steam turbines and the most heavily armed ships of the navy for their size with 1 x 3" gun, 2 x 6 pounder guns, 2 x twin 20mm cannon and 2 x 21" torpedo tubes. His account of the 'Battle of the Narrow Seas' relates his and his colleagues personal experiences in the English Channel and the southern North Sea, where the Coastal Forces, the ML's, MTB's and MGB's and his own steam gunboats took the battle to the enemy in his own coastal waters; includes the raids on St. Nazaire and Dieppe, and Normandy, photo ills. include MTB 19, 20, 21, 23, 74, 205, 360, 447, 621, 724, MGB 61, 88, ML 117, 145, 150, 230, 903, 1368, SGB 8, 9, etc., lightly sunned and bumped at extrems., edges tanned, ink inscr. half title, dustwrapper: rubbed with slight loss at extrems., chips and nicks to edges and folds, repaired to reverse, very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 42438
GBP 60.50 [Appr.: EURO 68 US$ 80.41 | JP¥ 8966]
Keywords: war ww2 navy east coast convoy war channel anglia suffolk lowestoft felixstowe dieppe st nazaire mtb mgb rncf scott hichens dickens channel north sea midge mantis beehive wasp hornet bee aggressive attack
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 SCOTT, PETER,, THE EYE OF THE WIND.
SCOTT, PETER,
THE EYE OF THE WIND.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1967, reprint, paperback, 316pp, chapter heads in line, [iv] ads., laminated wrappers with pictorial montage upper panel, autobiography compiled in three parts covering his pre-war experiences as a ornithologist, artist, writer and sailor, his WW2 experiences as naval officer in Coastal Forces and senior officer of the Steam Gunboat Flotilla (author of Battle of the Narrow Seas), and of his post-war travels and the founding of the Wildfowl Trust, slightly revised from the hardback edition with some additional material, lightly rubbed at tips, edges and pages tanned, very good,
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Book number: 32505
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 US$ 10.63 | JP¥ 1186]
Keywords: war ww2 navy sgb coastal forces dieppe rncf illustrator scott antarctic nature wildlife
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