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Schwarze Gesellen: Volume 1 Torpedoboote Bis 1914; Volume 2 Zerstörer Bis 1914 by Harald Fock (£115.00)Publisher: Herford: Koehlers — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper of both volumes. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: German language text. Two volumes, ISBN 3782202066 & 3782201930. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Plans; Illustrated by way of: Fold-out plans [4/3];Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". Blue boards with Orange titling to the Spine. 328/367 pages. Tags: fock torpedo-boats history 3782202066 3782201930 destroyers warships torpedo boats
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Jane's Fighting Ships 1934 by Edited by Oscar Parkes (£94.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1934Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Wrinkling to the upper board. Slightly loose. Bookshop sticker to the foot of the first advertisement. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Addenda [9pp]; Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Diagrams; Tables; Advertisements [41]; Plans;Notes: Size: 8¼" x 13". Ruled Blue boards with Gilt & Blind-stamped titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XIV] 529 pages. Tags: british navy battle cruisers aircraft carriers minelayers flotilla leaders destroyers submarines escort vessels patrol boats minesweepers gunboats monitors depot ships warships london treaty hawkins class minotaur american japanese admiralty board
P&P: UK 1st £10.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £16.86. EU Air £16.60. ROW Surface £16.86. ROW Air £31.72
The Hornblower Companion by C. S. [Cecil Scott] Forester (£68.00)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges with a few small nicks / tears but no loss. Book a little rubbed at extremities, slightly bumped at tail of spine. Internally bright and clean and generally a very pleasant copy.Description: How did Hornblower come to be thought of? How did it happen that this epic biography was begun in the middle? How did it come about that the midshipman grew into the captain? How were the plots constructed? Many more questions are answered in this exciting book. 140pp. Maps. Size: 4to Large Post (10½" x 8¼" approx.) Jacket Designed by Michael Harvey. Illustrated by Samuel H. Bryant. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Tags: adventures destroyers napoleonic battleship submarine seafaring justinion cruisers novellas merchant maritime nautical stories sailing fiction battles cruiser frigate warship torpedo novels vessel marine dinghy ships royal craft naval liner boat wars navy ship sea
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Jane's Fighting Ships 1958-59 by Raymond V. B. [Victor Bernard] Blackman (£62.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavy sunning to the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Tables; Advertisements [64]; Plans;Notes: Size: 13" x 8¼". Blue boards with Gilt & Blind-stamped titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXVI] 446 pages. Tags: transarctic navigation nuclear powered submarines skate guided missile united states navy admiralties naval constructors strategy global sea warfare missiles major powers aircraft carrier destroyers frigates battleships cruisers torpedoes anti-submarine fleet ballistic polaris canadian destroyer escort fraser
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German Warships of World War 1: The Royal Navy's Official Guide to Capital Ships, Cruisers, Destroyers, Submarines and Small Craft by Anon. (£42.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853671231]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper gently pulled at the head and foot of the upper panel. Small shop sticker to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Facsimile edition compiled from the Confidential Books issued by British Naval Intelligence during World War I. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Tables; Plans;Notes: Jacket designed by David Gibbons. Foreword or introduction by Norman Friedman. Size: 11¾" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 416 pages. Tags: warships history germany kriegsmarine battleships battle cruisers minelaying class destroyers torpedo boats submarines gunboats armed merchant auxiliaries auxiliary minelayers patrol vessels imperial yachts raiders table naval ordnance war 1914-1918 operations german
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Jane's Fighting Ships 1944-45 (Corrected to April, 1946) by Edited By Francis E. [Edwin] McMurtrie (£42.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1946Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a small tear to the spine at the join of the upper board. Gently shaken. Tanned at the pastedowns and blanks. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Addenda [36pp. ]; Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Diagrams; Tables; Advertisements [70]; Plans;Notes: Size: 8½" x 13". Blue boards with Gilt & Blind-stamped titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXX] 636 pages. Tags: british navy battleships battle cruiser aircraft carriers minelayers destroyers submarines sloops frigates corvettes minesweepers swiftsure tiger tribal class admiralty committee dallas
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Les Flottes De Combat by Piere Vincent-Bre`chignac (£41.00)Publisher: Paris: Societe d’Editions Geographiques, Maritimes Et Coloniales — 1931Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a pinhole to the foot of the rear board. Text complete, clean and tight but the occasional stamp of the Navy League to start and finish. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates [1]; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXXI] 704 pages. Tags: vincent-bre`chignac naval ships navy navies warships battleships destroyers france french
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Jane's Fighting Ships 1978-79: Eighty-first Year of Issue by Edited By Captain John Moore (£35.00)Publisher: London: Jane's Yearbooks — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0354005707]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short tear to the head of the lower panel which has a fold running across the width. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Advertisements;Notes: Size: 13" x 8¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 813 pages. Tags: moore 0354005707 pennant list major surface ships lists recognition silhouettes ship designations naval forces composition fleet mercantile marine frigates corvettes amphibious light mine warfare aircraft carriers cruisers destroyers survey vessels service tenders tugs
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Ensign by Alan Raven, H. Trevor Lenton, Antony Preston & John Roberts (£34.00)Publisher: London: Bivouac Books — 1972Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Couple of issues a little tanned. Text complete, clean and tight on the entire set. Description: 6 Volumes of Ensign, Vols 1 – 6 Containing: 0856800023 - King George the Fifth Class Battleships; 0856800031 - Dido Class Cruisers; 085680004X - Flower Class Corvettes; 0856800058 - Queen Elizabeth Class Battleships; 0856800082 - Town Class Cruisers; 0856800104 - War Built Destroyers, O to Z Classes; Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Cutaways; Silhouettes; Plans;Notes: Size: 10" x 8". 0 pages. Tags: britain royal navy, history, destroyers warships history, design construction, world war, naval operations, history, books written alan raven, trevor lenton, antony preston john roberts
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Z-vor!: Internationale Entwicklung Und Kriegseinsätze Von Zerstörern Und Torpedobooten, 1914 Bis 1939 by Harald Fock (£32.00)Publisher: Herford: Koehlers — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 3782202074]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of both the dust wrapper and the book. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: German language text. International Development and war operations of destroyers and torpedo boats during the Second World War 1914-1945. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Plans;Notes: Illustrated by Helmut Meinhardt, Gerhard Mittelstädt & Harald Möller. Size: 11" x 8½". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. 444 pages. Tags: fock 3782202074 international development war operations destroyers torpedo boats second 1914-1945
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Hoare and the Portsmouth Atrocities by Wilder Perkins (£23.00)Publisher: St. Martin's Press — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0312192835]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “ALTHOUGH BARTHOLOMEW HOARE has acquitted himself nobly on ship-board and battle, and worked his way up to lieutenant in King George III’s Royal Navy, he cannot count his present life a satisfactory one. For one thing, he and his brother (as his father before him, all of them descended from Vikings) have always had to use their fists to defend their name and its implications from schoolboys, shipmates, and generally impolite Britons at every social level. That Bartholomew can handle. But a spent musket ball in the throat put a halt to a promising career at sea, and Hoare was left with a glowing recommendation and exclusively shore duties. Obviously, a captain whose orders could not be issued above a whisper could never command a ship. To Hoare, who loves the sea, it is a tragedy, as he is forced to do the land-based tasks assigned to him. His present mission is to discover what has happened to the ship that disappeared in nearby waters, and whether the strange contents of a small keg found in the sand are involved in the mystery. And it is a quest that begins Hoare’s acquaintance with the extraordinary Mrs. Eleanor Graves — by his saving her from attacking ruffians, with her active and enthusiastic assistance. It is a meeting that starts a dramatic train of events. For one thing, Hoare is asked to put his talents to work on behalf of a young officer charged with the murder of his captain, a fellow of questionable probity and brutal temper. Hoare’s investigation leads to evidence of criminal activity beyond the captain’s murder. It’s a chance for the lieutenant to further distinguish himself — if he isn’t killed first. But life is not all trouble. Hoare becomes close friends with Eleanor Graves and her retired, and much older, physician husband. He meets a rather suspect visitor from abroad, and encounters assorted townspeople, both high and low — including the Graveses’ dinner guest his first night in town, one Miss Jane Austen.”Notes: Jacket designed by Alan D. Dingman. Size: 8½" x 5¾". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 215 pages. Tags: adventures battles battleship boat craft cruisers destroyers dinghy fiction frigate liner marine maritime merchant nautical naval navies navy novellas novels sailing sea seafaring ships stories submarine torpedo vessel warship
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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The Buddhist Writings of Lafcadio Hearn by Edited by Kenneth Rexroth (£18.00)Publisher: Wildwood House — 1981Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0704504219]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spine with light reading creases. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: First in this edition. [First: Houghton Mifflin, 1977] From the cover: “Lafcadio Hearn was born on the Greek island of Leucadia in 1850. After a career in journalism in the United States, Hearn travelled to Japan in 1890 to write articles about Japanese life for Harper’s Magazine. He remained there for the rest of his life, taking a Japanese wife (by whom he had three sons and a daughter) and assuming Japanese citizenship in 1895. He died in 1904, and was buried after Buddhist ceremonies in Zoshigaya cemetery in northern Tokyo. This collection of his writings on Buddhism was taken from the bulk of his writings by Kenneth Rexroth. The organization of the selections reflects Hearn’s chronological progress from a rendering of the simple tales and stories illustrative of the common folk’s beliefs in Buddhism to the more abstract philosophic doctrines of the Mahayana Buddhist sects in Japan. Of the many writers who have commented upon Buddhism in Japan, none has stood the test of time so well as Lafcadio Hearn.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Wildwood House Rediscoveries series. 303 pages. Tags: abandoning abiding accepting accumulating actions actual adverse advice ageing alertness amitabha amitayus anger appearances arrogance artificial asanga ascertaining aspects aspirational aspiring atisha's attachment attainments attention awakened awareness behold beings belief benefits beseeching beyond blame blessings bodhi bodhichitta bodies brahma breath breathing buddha buddhadharma buddhahood buddha's buddhism buddhist cessation chandra changing changkya
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A Modern Illustrated History of Sea Power by Antony Preston (£17.50)Publisher: London: Phoebus — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0702600466]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly sunned at the spine. Leans very slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this edition. Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 392 pages. Tags: warships history 20th century naval aviation war operations actions sea marine engineering ships oceans seas battleships destroyers convoy escort vessels torpedo boats corvettes frigates submarine chasers fast attack craft motor gunboats steam e-boats navies equipment
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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The Rise and Fall of Imperial Japan, 1894-1945 by Edited by S. L. Mayer (£16.00)Publisher: Bison Books — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861241428]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, short closed and tape-reinforced to the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint. [First: 1984 thus, previously published as ‘The Japanese War Machine’ in 1976] Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “In 1868, Japan emerged from feudalism and civil conflict as a comparatively undeveloped industrial state in an age of European imperialism in East Asia. Within a generation, Japan had risen to the ranks of the foremost industrial and military powers in the Western Pacific. A generation later, Japan had become the paramount power in East Asia, and her naval and air forces spread Japanese power across the Pacific. The formidable weapon built in the name of the Emperor swept across China and Manchuria; her air forces pummelled Pearl Harbor and Darwin; her armies marched to Singapore and the gates of India. Her navies seized some Aleutian islands and strafed the California coast. By 1942 the world had come to know the power of the most devastating force in the Pacific — the Japanese War Machine.

The force and power of the Japanese War Machine is told here by some of the world’s leading experts in guns, tanks, planes, and ships of World War II. The drama of Japan’s seizure of Manchuria, the take-over of the State by the Army, the invasion of China, the simultaneous attack on Malaya, Hawaii, the Philippines and the oil-rich Dutch East Indies is told in all the horror and shock the Japanese invader placed before Western eyes. The fall of Singapore and Hong Kong, the conquest of Burma and Indo-China took place within a hundred days. The flag of the Rising Sun ruled a maritime empire from the Russian border to the gates of Australia, from Burma to Midway.

But the strength of the Japanese War Machine depended on Japanese industrial power, which in the end, was no match for the United States and its Allies. The Japanese soldier, infused with the warrior code of Bushido fought hard and long in New Guinea’s jungles; as the struggle was brought closer to Japan’s home islands, the Japanese soldier fought on tenaciously in the Philippines and on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The air forces began suicide missions, thekamikaze, which drove into Allied aircraft, heroically and fanatically.. .but all too little, too late. The nuclear holocaust, which ended World War II, left a ruined Japan and a wrecked Japanese War Machine.

THE RISE AND FALL OF IMPERIAL JAPAN is the tragic and noble history of a gallant people led into a misguided war. The millions who suffered in Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the Japanese War Machine bear silent tribute to its folly.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: accord admiral agreement aircraft airfield aizaka akagi akatsuki akitsuki alamein aleutian alliance amagi ambassador amphibious anglo-japanese anti-comintern araki archipelago arima arisaka aritomo armada arsenal auchinleck aung baldwin baltic batavia battlecruisers battles battleships bernardino biak bilateral bismarck blarney blenheim bmw bose bougainville brooke-popham burma-siam camp cape carriers chandra changi changkufeng changsha chennault
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The 1 Glory — The Royal Navy 1914-1939 by Max Arthur (£12.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340623012]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the flap: “The author, an acclaimed historian, pays tribute to the Royal Navy from 1914 to 1939. Drawing on the personal stories of those who have served during this period, he has created a unique narrative history of the senior service. This book is a memorable and moving testament to the courage, spirit, skill and irrepressible humour of those who have served in the Navy in the first part of this century.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: submarines surface fleet air arm royal marines women’s naval service navy anti-submarine helicopters long-range maritime patrol aircraft navies forces effective shipping protection war dockyard nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine polaris hms type frigates corvus broadband chaff rocket sea harriers 800 squadron king helicopter marine divers commando training offshore vessel fireman
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Clear For Action by Capt. Kenneth Langmaid (£11.50)Publisher: Jarrolds — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges, front flap creased and wrinkled. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Slight soiling to the first and last blanks and endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: The Royal Navy in Defence and in Attack. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “Britain has been attacked or threatened with attack from seaward with greater ferocity and persistence than any other country in the world; persistence than any other country in the world; sequence of foreign invasions of this country from the earliest days and to indicate how the establishment and growth of British naval strength gradually controlled and then eliminated sea attack. The second part of the book shows how it was possible, owing to the same maritime superiority, to embark upon crushing strikes of overseas counter-invasions leading, in 1944, to the piercing of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall and to the liberation of Occupied Europe.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: invasions england north africa operation torch operation husky operation baytown operation avalanche overlord neptune operation dragoon english fire-ships great armada four days battle medway battle hogue trafalgar gallipoli narvik bay wrecked shipping dunkirk british destroyers landing craft h.m.s. warspite british history norman conquest napoleonic era sea-power battleships battle-cruisers sea-going armament royal navy
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Convoy!: Drama in Arctic Waters by Paul Kemp (£11.50)Publisher: Brockhampton — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1860199690]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight bow to the boards otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: First in this edition. [First: Arms & Armour, 1993] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Some of the most hard-fought naval actions of World War Two took place in the most northerly waters of the world — the Arctic Ocean. Ships progressively covered in ice, their crews steadfast in the bitter cold, battled through heavy seas, all the while under threat of attack from German submarines, aircraft and surface ships, as they braved the route from Britain to northern Russia.

The PQ/QP convoys began in late September 1941 and continued throughout the war. Despite pre-war ambivalence between Britain and Russia, the danger of the common enemy in Germany clearly dictated that all aid possible be provided — but the greatest challenge was yet again that of limited Allied naval resources being over-committed.

German forces were initially slow to react to the vulnerability of the regular, heavily laden convoys but quickly concentrated aircraft, submarines, destroyers and heavy ships in Norwegian bases. It was there, in her northern fiord lair, that Bismarck’s powerful sister-ship Tirpitz waited for the opportunity to intercept and prey upon the slow-moving convoys. Thus Britain was forced to retain large capital ship superiority close at hand to counter the threat of a heavy strike by these Kriegsmarine units.

Weather conditions made service on the PQ routes a constant battle to survive against the bitter wind, hard packed ice and sub-zero temperatures. Nevertheless, the supplies kept going through. And the cost to the Allies was high. For supplying the Russians with close on £500,000,000 worth of vital weapons, transport and ammunition, 18 warships and 104 merchant vessels were sunk. The materiel losses resulting from the debacle of Convoy PQ17 alone were the equivalent of a major land battle.

The Arctic convoys still exert a special fascination for the historian, and the exciting nature of the actions is well delivered in this new study by a popular naval writer. Paul Kemp sets the scene for the history of the convoys before a lively narrative covering their entire history. Highlights include a full section on PQ17 alone and a stirring account of the Battle of the North Cape.

Meticulously researched from original operational orders and reports, and including new Russian perspectives, this is an authoritative history as well as an entertaining narrative account of a fascinating period of naval history.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 20th allied and arctic arms army attack blockades britain british campaigns century constant convoys covered dates forces from german great history lands maritime military naval navy new ocean operations other red regions royal russian seas second supplied the turbulent war warfare wide-ranging world
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Sea of Memories by Stan Smith (£11.50)Publisher: Spellmount — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0946771189]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: This book is one man’s adventures over 29 years in the Royal Navy. William Stanley Smith, known to his friends as ‘Stan’ was born in 1899. At the age of 15 years he ran away to sea and this is the beginning of a fascinating story. With active service spanning 2 World Wars, the Russian Revolution, the Spanish Civil War and other areas policed by the Royal Navy. In the Russian Revolution Stan Smith and 24 sailors under the command of Captain Bruce Fraser were captured by the Bolsheviks and imprisoned.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 143 pages. Tags: royal navy bolshevik russian revolution spanish civil war sailors commanders battleships cruisers destroyers torpedos submarines squadron fleets battle group
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The 1 Glory — The Royal Navy 1914-1939 by Max Arthur (£11.50)Publisher: Trafalgar Square — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340623012]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “Acclaimed historian Max Arthur pays tribute to the Royal Navy from 1914 to 1939. Drawing on the personal stories of those who have served during this period, he has created a unique narrative history of the senior service. Through extensive research he has sought out and interviewed over thirty survivors of the First World War Royal Navy — Jutland, Gallipoli, Zeebrugge, Q ships, K boats and flying in the RNAS are recalled in their own words. There are vivid accounts from ten men who fought at Jutland, where over 6000 were killed and from two privates of the Royal Naval Division who tell of the horrors of trench fighting at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. All recall the rigours of training and discipline during the early days of this century, including the oldest survivor of the Royal Navy at 103 years old.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: hms admiralty send minelaying amphion mined gloucester birmingham sinks first enemy submarine british expeditionary force heligoland warship pathfinder armed merchant cruisers carmania trafalgar south atlantic pegasus sunk ships aboukir hogue cressy u-9 royal naval division undaunted destroyers hermes coronel good hope monmouth spee’s squadron admiral craddock dardanelles sms emden destroyed
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The Changing Face of the World's Navies by Bruce Watson (£11.50)Publisher: Arms & Armour — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854090178]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: The past fifty years have witnessed some remarkable changes in the naval world: big gun warships have been discarded and then have come back into favour; and amphibious capabilities have grown in importance. But the most important single factor has been technology – missile development, electronics, communications, computers, metallurgy – all these things have had far-reaching effects. This book traces these developments, in their evolutionary and revolutionary forms, with reference to all the nations that have contributed significantly to it.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 281 pages. Tags: battleships warships destroyers cruisers missiles torpedo aircraft carrier navy navies ships weapons
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The Navy in Action by Taffrail [Captain Taprell Dorling] (£11.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1940Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Poor Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper faded, worn and torn with loss at head of spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans slightly. Top edges of text block tanned. Offset to endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 224 pages. Tags: admiral graf spee altmark battles the fiords navy holland destroyers boulogne story dunkirk convoys mine warfare sea trawler navy scapa flow tragedy the lusitania british empire sea power h.m.s. ships ajax exeter achilles admiral graf river plate narvik merchant navy fishing fleets royal navy merchant navy great sea services
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Their Finest Hour by Winston S. Churchill (£11.50)Publisher: Cassell & Co. — 1949Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded, heavily sunned at the spine, with loss at the head of the spine. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: Volume II.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the The Second World War series. 684 pages. Tags: the battle france dunkirk home defence the bordeaux armistice admiral darlan the french fleet operation sea lion battle britain blitz destroyers dakar vichy spain mussolini attacks gkeece lend-lease ocean peril merchant tonnage aircraft strength german advances battle arras may 21-22 western flank french army lnfantry divisions german invasion plan main fleets mediterranean
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Twilight For The Gods by Ernest [Kellogg] Gann (£11.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1956Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with short tears at the spine ends and corners. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Issued on First Publication by the Book Society. From the cover: “Cannibal was an old, all but worn-out barquentine, though to her Master and Captain, David Bell, and others who loved the ways of sail, she still had beauty. When he put out from Tahiti in 1927 with a cargo of copra and a full complement of passengers in her four cabins, the Captain pinned his faith on his ship and on seamanship. Before long, and not without reason, there were those aboard who were saying he had pushed his luck too far.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: battleship adventures destroyers submarine seafaring maritime merchant cruisers novellas nautical sailing fiction battles cruiser frigate warship torpedo stories novels vessel marine dinghy liner naval ships craft ship boat sea
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Convoy! Drama In Artic Waters by Paul Kemp (£9.50)Publisher: Brockhampton Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1860199690]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: Convoy PQ18: The Mass Attack by Ju 88 Bombers of the Luftwaffe on Convoy PQ18 by John Hamilton. . Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “Some of the most hard-fought naval actions of World War Two took place in the most northerly waters of the world — the Arctic Ocean. Ships progressively covered in ice, their crews steadfast in the bitter cold, battled through heavy seas, all the while under threat of attack from German submarines, aircraft and surface ships, as they braved the route from Britain to northern Russia.

The PQ/QP convoys began in late September 1941 and continued throughout the war. Despite pre-war ambivalence between Britain and Russia, the danger of the common enemy in Germany clearly dictated that all aid possible be provided — but the greatest challenge was yet again that of limited Allied naval resources being over-committed.

German forces were initially slow to react to the vulnerability of the regular, heavily laden convoys but quickly concentrated aircraft, submarines, destroyers and heavy ships in Norwegian bases. It was there, in her northern fiord lair, that Bismarck’s powerful sister-ship Tirpitz waited for the opportunity to intercept and prey upon the slow-moving convoys. Thus Britain was forced to retain large capital ship superiority close at hand to counter the threat of a heavy strike by these Kriegsmarine units.

Weather conditions made service on the PQ routes a constant battle to survive against the bitter wind, hard packed ice and sub-zero temperatures. Nevertheless, the supplies kept going through. And the cost to the Allies was high. For supplying the Russians with close on £500,000,000 worth of vital weapons, transport and ammunition, 18 warships and 104 merchant vessels were sunk. The materiel losses resulting from the debacle of Convoy PQ17 alone were the equivalent of a major land battle.

The Arctic convoys still exert a special fascination for the historian, and the exciting nature of the actions is well delivered in this new study by a popular naval writer. Paul Kemp sets the scene for the history of the convoys before a lively narrative covering their entire history. Highlights include a full section on PQ17 alone and a stirring account of the Battle of the North Cape.

Meticulously researched from original operational orders and reports, and including new Russian perspectives, this is an authoritative history as well as an entertaining narrative account of a fascinating period of naval history.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: great britain royal navy history world war 1939-1945 20th century campaigns arctic ocean naval operations russian blockades british military 1939 1945 including ww2 europe technology engineering science european paul kemp 1860199690
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