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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.
Peter Davies, London, 1974, 1st edn., xiii, 242pp, 8pp half tone ills., diagrams in text, maps at endpapers, black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt at spine, wraparound 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, slightly cocked, vertical crease in centre of upper board, edges tanned, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed with nicks and some surface loss at extrems., repaired to reverse, good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44163
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.5 US$ 20.62 | JP¥ 2279]
Keywords: war ww2 navy mtb mgb rncf east coast convoy anglia suffolk destroyer somali cotswold beehive mantis coastal forces
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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 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 23 US$ 25.78 | JP¥ 2848]
Keywords: war ww2 navy mtb mgb rncf east coast convoy anglia suffolk destroyer somali cotswold beehive mantis coastal forces
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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 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 23 US$ 25.78 | JP¥ 2848]
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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 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 from the first edition (1994), 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. This second edition brings the title up to date with six pages of corrections and additions notified to the author since publication of the first edition in 1994, 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 36.75 US$ 41.25 | JP¥ 4558]
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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 GRANVILLE, WILFRED AND KELLY, ROBIN A.,, INSHORE HEROES - The Story of HM Motor Launches in two World Wars.
GRANVILLE, WILFRED AND KELLY, ROBIN A.,
INSHORE HEROES - The Story of HM Motor Launches in two World Wars.
W. H. Allen, London, 1961 1st. edn., 320pp, half tone photo frontis, 12pp half tone photo ills., 3 in text maps, red cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper by Alan Plummer, a history of the development and operational use of the Royal Navy's motor launches during WW1 (pp 13-59) including Zeebrugge, and WW2 (pp 63-295), with the emphasis on RN Coastal Forces of WW2 when the MLs and HDMLs formed the 'maids-of-all-work' of routine naval duties including escort, minelaying, minesweeping, etc. whilst the faster MGBs and MTBs had much of the glamour, covering the design development of the early vessels, the training programme for their officers and crews at HMS St Christopher (Fort William), further training in anti-submarine duties at HMS Sea Hawk (Ardrishaig), engineer training and drafting at HMS Attack (Portland) and working up crews at into operational units at HMS Bee (Weymouth), with accounts of their exploits in home waters including the operation againt St. Nazaire, in the Mediterranean, the naval contribution to the invasion of Normandy and in the far east, with appendices of vessel specifications, strength and losses in each war, an uncommon title, upper edge dusty, all edges tanned, dustwrapper: price clipped, a little rubbed and creased at extrems., slight loss at tail of spine and flap folds, repaired to reverse, very goood in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44140
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 40 US$ 45.11 | JP¥ 4985]
Keywords: war ww2 navy coastal forces zeebrugge st nazaire 43132
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 HICHENS, ANTONY,, GUNBOAT COMMAND - The Life of 'Hitch' Lieutenant Commander Robert Hichens DSO*, DSC** RNVR 1909-1943.
HICHENS, ANTONY,
GUNBOAT COMMAND - The Life of 'Hitch' Lieutenant Commander Robert Hichens DSO*, DSC** RNVR 1909-1943.
Pen and Sword, Barnsley, 2008, reprint, xviii, 348pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., maps in text, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial montage dustwrapper, a biography of the author's father, the Cornish country soliicitor who became famous for his exploits in Coastal Forces during WW2 and based on his diaries and his account "We Fought them in Gunboats", Robert Hichens joined the Royal Navy as an experienced yachtsman in October 1939 and found himself commissioned as a Sub-Lt. in the RNV(Supplementary)R, posted to King Alfred for training he passed out in December and was appointed to the fleet minesweeper HMS Halcyon as a Lieutenant, later HMS Niger taking control of gunnery. The biography covers his experiences from his time on the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940 to his death in 1943 when he held the rank of Lt. Cdr., DSO and bar, DSC and 2 bars, in command of the 8th Motor Gun Boat flotilla, and was acknowledged as having made a considerable contribution to the development of the armaments and tactics of the MGB's of RN Coastal Forces, very slightly cocked, dustwrapper: tiny rub at tail of spine, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44166
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 US$ 15.47 | JP¥ 1709]
Keywords: war ww2 navy rncf cornwall coastal forces biography halcyon niger dunkirk beehive
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 HICHENS, ANTONY,, GUNBOAT COMMAND - The Life of 'Hitch' Lieutenant Commander Robert Hichens DSO*, DSC** RNVR 1909-1943.
HICHENS, ANTONY,
GUNBOAT COMMAND - The Life of 'Hitch' Lieutenant Commander Robert Hichens DSO*, DSC** RNVR 1909-1943.
Pen and Sword, Barnsley, 2007, 1st edn., xviii, 348pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., maps in text, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial montage dustwrapper, a biography of the author's father, the Cornish country soliicitor who became famous for his exploits in Coastal Forces during WW2 and based on his diaries and his account "We Fought them in Gunboats", Robert Hichens joined the Royal Navy as an experienced yachtsman in October 1939 and found himself commissioned as a Sub-Lt. in the RNV(Supplementary)R, posted to King Alfred for training he passed out in December and was appointed to the fleet minesweeper HMS Halcyon as a Lieutenant, later HMS Niger taking control of gunnery. The biography covers his experiences from his time on the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940 to his death in 1943 when he held the rank of Lt. Cdr., DSO and bar, DSC and 2 bars, in command of the 8th Motor Gun Boat flotilla, and was acknowledged as having made a considerable contribution to the development of the armaments and tactics of the MGB's of RN Coastal Forces, faintly bumped lower tip lower board, sign of light foxing to upper edge, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44165
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 US$ 15.47 | JP¥ 1709]
Keywords: war ww2 navy rncf cornwall coastal forces biography halcyon niger dunkirk beehive
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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, slight loss at head and tail of spine, a few fox marks upper edge, all edges tanned, very good,
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Book number: 42477
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.5 US$ 77.34 | JP¥ 8545]
Keywords: war ww2 navy east coast convoy anglia suffolk felixstowe mtb mgb rncf channel north sea coastal forces
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 HOLMAN, GORDON,, THE LITTLE SHIPS.
HOLMAN, GORDON,
THE LITTLE SHIPS.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1944, 3rd imp., 164pp, illustrated frontis and 16pp half tone drawings and photo ills, beige cloth lettered in red at spine and upper board,coloured pictorial dustwrapper by S. E. Turner, an early account of the work of the Royal Navy's Coastal Forces, the Motor Launches, Motor Torpedo Boats and Motor Gun Boats based at the south and east coast ports of the British Isles and venturing out into the enemy held Narrow Seas off the coast of Europe, edges tanned, dustwrapper: rubbed with some loss at upper and lower edges which has been retsored and then laminated, very good in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44143
GBP 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.5 US$ 30.94 | JP¥ 3418]
Keywords: war ww2 britain topography east coast convoy anglia suffolk navy mtb mgb rncf
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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$ 9.02 | JP¥ 997]
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$ 9.02 | JP¥ 997]
Keywords: war ww2 history navy vc operation chariot nazaire tirpitz normandie dock campbeltown rncf mtb mgb ml coastal forces
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 PICKLES, HAROLD A/LDG SEAMAN D.S.M.(COMPILED BY),, UNTOLD STORIES OF SMALL BOATS AT WAR -  Coastal Forces Veterans Remember.
PICKLES, HAROLD A/LDG SEAMAN D.S.M.(COMPILED BY),
UNTOLD STORIES OF SMALL BOATS AT WAR - Coastal Forces Veterans Remember.
Pentland Press, Bishop Auckland, 1994, 1st edn., xii, 232pp, [iv] blank, half tone photo ills. and cartoons in text, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial wraparound dustwrapper, a collection of the experiences of members of Coastal Forces, first published in their veterans' in-house newsletter, including brief histories of the clandestine experiences of MGB 318 in 1942-3 (by the compiler and David Birkin, DSC); about the capture and execution of the Norwegian crew of MTB 345 in July 1943; an eight hour sweep by 58th Flotilla MTB's from Lowestoft and their actions against German vessels off the Dutch coast in July 1944; the Bruneval raid of February 1943. etc., with many other accounts from the many theatres of WW2 in which Coastal Forces operated, a little bumped at cnrs., edges lightly tanned, heavy impressed marks and crease to lower board, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, spine slightly sunned, some creasing, good reading copy in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44179
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 US$ 15.47 | JP¥ 1709]
Keywords: war ww2 navy rncf coastal forces clandestine combined operations narrow seas lowestoft mtb mgb hdml hmml north sea mediterranean aegean
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 PICKLES, HAROLD A/LDG SEAMAN D.S.M.(COMPILED BY),, UNTOLD STORIES OF SMALL BOATS AT WAR -  Coastal Forces Veterans Remember.
PICKLES, HAROLD A/LDG SEAMAN D.S.M.(COMPILED BY),
UNTOLD STORIES OF SMALL BOATS AT WAR - Coastal Forces Veterans Remember.
Pentland Press, Bishop Auckland, 1994, 1st edn., xii, 232pp, [iv] blank, half tone photo ills. and cartoons in text, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial wraparound dustwrapper, a collection of the experiences of members of Coastal Forces, first published in their veterans' in-house newsletter, including brief histories of the clandestine experiences of MGB 318 in 1942-3 (by the compiler and David Birkin, DSC); about the capture and execution of the Norwegian crew of MTB 345 in July 1943; an eight hour sweep by 58th Flotilla MTB's from Lowestoft and their actions against German vessels off the Dutch coast in July 1944; the Bruneval raid of February 1943. etc., with many other accounts from the many theatres of WW2 in which Coastal Forces operated, a little bumped at cnrs., edges lightly tanned, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, spine slightly sunned, very good in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44178
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 23 US$ 25.78 | JP¥ 2848]
Keywords: war ww2 navy rncf coastal forces clandestine combined operations narrow seas lowestoft mtb mgb hdml hmml north sea mediterranean aegean
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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$ 5.8 | JP¥ 641]
Keywords: war ww2 navy mtb mgb coastal forces mediterranean italy adriatic 43132
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 REYNOLDS, LEONARD C. (FOREWORD BY ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET SIR JULIAN OSWALD),, HOME WATERS MTBs AND MGBs AT WAR 1939-1945.
REYNOLDS, LEONARD C. (FOREWORD BY ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET SIR JULIAN OSWALD),
HOME WATERS MTBs AND MGBs AT WAR 1939-1945.
Sutton Publishing, Stroud, 2000, 1st edn., xii, 204pp, half tone photo frontis, 6 maps/diagrams and numerous half tone photo ills. in text, half tone photo pictorial endpapers, oversize (10.5 x 8 inches approx.), navy blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper, a companion volume to 'Dog Boats at War' and 'Mediterranean MTB's at War', this title covers the operations of the Royal Navy's 'short' MTB's and MGB's in the English Channel and North Sea in WW2, heavy - probable excess shipping cost, dustwrapper: faint rub at upper tips flower panel, fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44180
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.75 US$ 51.56 | JP¥ 5697]
Keywords: war ww2 navy mtb mgb coastal forces
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 REYNOLDS, L. C. AND COOPER, H. F.,, MEDITERRANEAN MTBs AT WAR - Short MTB Flotilla Operations 1939-1945.
REYNOLDS, L. C. AND COOPER, H. F.,
MEDITERRANEAN MTBs AT WAR - Short MTB Flotilla Operations 1939-1945.
Sutton / Imperial War Museum, Stroud, 2001, 2nd imp., xiv, 202pp, numerous in text half tone photo ills. and line maps, photo pictorial endpapers, large format (11 x 8 inches approx.), dark blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper, a companion volume to Reynold's 'Dog Boats at War', this relates the history of the shorter and faster MTBs (40-78 ft in length) in the Mediterranean theatre of operations, and includes a supplement on the 2nd MTB flotilla at Hong Kong, very slightly cocked, dustwrapper: faint mark at head of spine, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44182
GBP 28.00 [Appr.: EURO 32 US$ 36.09 | JP¥ 3988]
Keywords: war ww2 navy mtb mgb rncf mediterranean convoy malta alexandria adriatic husky hong kong
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 RYDER, COMMANDER R. E. D., VC, RN,, THE ATTACK ON ST. NAZAIRE - 28th March 1942.
RYDER, COMMANDER R. E. D., VC, RN,
THE ATTACK ON ST. NAZAIRE - 28th March 1942.
John Murray, London, 1947, 1st edn., 118pp, frontis and 12pp half tone ills., plans and maps in text, light blue cloth lettered in dark blue at spine, pictorial dustwrapper, an account by the officer commanding the Naval force of Operation Chariot, the successful raid on St. Nazaire, 28th March 1942, in which the destroyer HMS Campbeltown (ex USS Buchanan), escorted by an MGB, MTB and 16 ML's, was used to ram the lock gates of the Normandie Dock, whilst a raiding party under Lt. Col. A. C. Newman attacked the German defenders, uncommon title esp. with dustwrapper, ills. include HMS Campbeltown, MGB 314, etc., appendices include a complete list of the personnel involved, slight sunning to cloth at head of spine, area of damp staining and partial loss of colour to cloth at lower board and into tail of spine and front board, edges tanned, some tanning to endpapers, rippling to prelims. and final pages, dustwrapper: rubbed with slight loss at spine ends and tips repaired to reverse, light scratches and creasing, staining to reverse in alignment with damp marked boards, very good reading copy in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44186
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.25 US$ 19.33 | JP¥ 2136]
Keywords: war ww2 navy nazaire vc mtb mgb ml marine commando destroyer campbeltown normandie dock rncf ryder newman operation chariot
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 RYDER, COMMANDER R. E. D., VC, RN,, THE ATTACK ON ST. NAZAIRE - 28th March 1942.
RYDER, COMMANDER R. E. D., VC, RN,
THE ATTACK ON ST. NAZAIRE - 28th March 1942.
John Murray, London, 1947, 1st edn., 118pp, frontis and 12pp half tone ills., plans and maps in text, light blue cloth lettered in dark blue at spine, pictorial dustwrapper, an account by the officer commanding the Naval force of Operation Chariot, the successful raid on St. Nazaire, 28th March 1942, in which the destroyer HMS Campbeltown (ex USS Buchanan), escorted by an MGB, MTB and 16 ML's, was used to ram the lock gates of the Normandie Dock, whilst a raiding party under Lt. Col. A. C. Newman attacked the German defenders, uncommon title esp. with dustwrapper, ills. include HMS Campbeltown, MGB 314, etc., appendices include a complete list of the personnel involved, edges tanned and foxed, light partial tanning to endpapers, dustwrapper: rubbed with slight loss at spine ends and cnrs., repaired to reverse, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44185
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 51.5 US$ 58 | JP¥ 6409]
Keywords: war ww2 navy nazaire vc mtb mgb ml marine commando destroyer campbeltown normandie dock rncf ryder newman operation chariot
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 RYDER, COMMANDER R. E. D., VC, RN,, THE ATTACK ON ST. NAZAIRE - 28th March 1942.
RYDER, COMMANDER R. E. D., VC, RN,
THE ATTACK ON ST. NAZAIRE - 28th March 1942.
John Murray, London, 1947, 1st edn., 118pp, frontis and 12pp half tone ills., plans and maps in text, light blue cloth lettered in dark blue at spine, pictorial dustwrapper, an account by the officer commanding the Naval force of Operation Chariot, the successful raid on St. Nazaire, 28th March 1942, in which the destroyer HMS Campbeltown (ex USS Buchanan), escorted by an MGB, MTB and 16 ML's, was used to ram the lock gates of the Normandie Dock, whilst a raiding party under Lt. Col. A. C. Newman attacked the German defenders, uncommon title esp. with dustwrapper, ills. include HMS Campbeltown, MGB 314, etc., appendices include a complete list of the personnel involved, slight sunning to cloth at spine ends, edges tanned and faintly foxed, dustwrapper: price clipped, rubbed with slight loss at spine ends and cnrs., repaired to reverse, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44184
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 51.5 US$ 58 | JP¥ 6409]
Keywords: war ww2 navy nazaire vc mtb mgb ml marine commando destroyer campbeltown normandie dock rncf ryder newman operation chariot
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 RYDER, COMMANDER R. E. D., VC, RN,, THE ATTACK ON ST. NAZAIRE - 28th March 1942.
RYDER, COMMANDER R. E. D., VC, RN,
THE ATTACK ON ST. NAZAIRE - 28th March 1942.
John Murray, London, 1947, 1st edn., 118pp, frontis and 12pp half tone ills., plans and maps in text, light blue cloth lettered in dark blue at spine, pictorial dustwrapper, an account by the officer commanding the Naval force of Operation Chariot, the successful raid on St. Nazaire, 28th March 1942, in which the destroyer HMS Campbeltown (ex USS Buchanan), escorted by an MGB, MTB and 16 ML's, was used to ram the lock gates of the Normandie Dock, whilst a raiding party under Lt. Col. A. C. Newman attacked the German defenders, uncommon title esp. with dustwrapper, ills. include HMS Campbeltown, MGB 314, etc., appendices include a complete list of the personnel involved, presentation inscription at front free endpaper signed by the author, lightly rubbed at tips, pacthes of sunning to cloth aligned to chips in dustwrapper, edges tanned and lightly foxd, light tanning to endpapers, bookseller's label front pastedown, dustwrapper: rubbed with loss at spine ends and tips, several other chips and scratches, repaired to reverse, good plus in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44183
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 285.5 US$ 322.25 | JP¥ 35606]
Keywords: war ww2 navy nazaire vc mtb mgb ml marine commando destroyer campbeltown normandie dock rncf ryder newman operation chariot signed
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 SCOTT, LT. CDR. PETER, MBE, DSC*, RNVR,, THE BATTLE OF THE NARROW SEAS.
SCOTT, LT. CDR. PETER, MBE, DSC*, RNVR,
THE BATTLE OF THE NARROW SEAS.
Country Life, London, 1945, 1st edn., xii, 228pp, 74 half tone photos and drawings on 48pp as called for, (4pp in facsimile), coloured frontis and 7 other coloured plates by author as called for, numerous small line ills. in text, rebound with dustwrapper laminated to boards, large format (9.5 x 7.25 inches approx.), the author, already an accomplished wildfowl artist and writer, 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 many of his colleagues personal experiences in the Narow Seas, including Lt. Cdrs. Hichens and Dickens, and many lesser known officers and other ranks. The Narrow Seas comprised 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 accounts of 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., ex public library with usual stamps and blemishes, a little rubbed abd bumped at extrems., edges tanned, replacement endpapers and so lacks maps of the original but illustrations complete, fingermarks and nicks to edges of leaves in text, good reading copy,
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GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 US$ 23.2 | JP¥ 2564]
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 SCOTT, LT. CDR. PETER, MBE, DSC*, RNVR,, THE BATTLE OF THE NARROW SEAS.
SCOTT, LT. CDR. PETER, MBE, DSC*, RNVR,
THE BATTLE OF THE NARROW SEAS.
Country Life, London, 1945, 1st edn., xii, 228pp, 79 half tone photos and 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, large format (10 x 8 inches approx.), pale blue cloth lettered in dark blue at spine, lettered and decorated in dark blue upper board, facsimile dustwrapper without flaps, the author, already an accomplished wildfowl artist and writer, 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 many of his colleagues personal experiences in the Narow Seas, including Lt. Cdrs. Hichens and Dickens, and many lesser known officers and other ranks. The Narrow Seas comprised 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 accounts of 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., cloth at spine a little sun bleached, a little rubbed and bumped at extrems., edges tanned, dustwrapper: facsimile without flaps in protective sleeve, good in a poor facsimile dustwrapper,
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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. The author, already an accomplished wildfowl artist and writer, 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 many of his colleagues personal experiences in the Narow Seas, including Lt. Cdrs. Hichens and Dickens, and many lesser known officers and other ranks. The Narrow Seas comprised 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 accounts of 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., fine in a fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 42440
GBP 33.50 [Appr.: EURO 38.25 US$ 43.18 | JP¥ 4771]
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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, the author, already an accomplished wildfowl artist and writer, 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 many of his colleagues personal experiences in the Narow Seas, including Lt. Cdrs. Hichens and Dickens, and many lesser known officers and other ranks. The Narrow Seas comprised 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 accounts of 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
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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 9.25 US$ 10.31 | JP¥ 1139]
Keywords: war ww2 navy sgb coastal forces dieppe rncf illustrator scott antarctic nature wildlife
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