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THE LIFE OF JOHN RUSHWORTH, EARL JELLICOE G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., Bacon, R. H., Admiral Sir.  Foreword by  Reginald McKenna.
1 Bacon, R. H., Admiral Sir. Foreword by Reginald McKenna. THE LIFE OF JOHN RUSHWORTH, EARL JELLICOE G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L.
London Cassell 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
565 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), blue cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine, blue, gold, white and red crest on front cover. Protractor/bookmark missing. Photographs, maps, charts, plans. Contents: Preface; Bibliography; Boyhood and School-time, 1859 to 1872; 1872 to 1874; 1874 to 1878; Sub-Lieutenant to Lieutenant; 1889 to 1896; China up to the Boxer Expedition; Boxer Campaign - Part I; Boxer Campaign - Part II; End of Service in China, 1900 to 1907; Rear-Admiral in the Atlantic Fleet, 1907 to 1908; Controller and Third Sea Lord, 1908 to 1910; 1910 to 1912; 1912 to 1914; The Grand Fleet - Part I: Preliminary Remarks; The Grand Fleet - Part II, 1914 to 1915; The Grand Fleet - Part III, January, 1915 to May, 1916; Jutland - Preliminary Remarks; Jutland - Part I; Jutland - Part II; Remarks on Jutland; Grand Fleet - Jutland to November, 1916; 1916 to 1918. Admiralty; 1918. Leaving Admiralty; February, 1919 to August, 1919. The World Cruise - Part I; 1919 to 1920. The World Cruise - Part II; 1919 to 1926. The Harper Record and Admiralty Narrative; 1919 to 1924. Governor-General of New Zealand - Part I; Governor-General of New Zealand - Part II; 1924 to 1935. Later Years; The Man; Appendices: Genealogical; Naval Service of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe; Chart of the Battle of Jutland; Glossay; Index. Previous owner's signature and date in pencil on free front endpaper, very light browning to pages, 1" x 2" light foxing mark on free front endpaper, double crease and very small edge tear at bottom corner of page v - archivally taped, progressive bump to top corner of approx. pages 65 to 155, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine with a few tiny tears, small bump at both corners of front board, minor rubbing and minor edge wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
2 Bennett, Geoffrey. Preface by Rodney M. Bennett. NAVAL BATTLES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Penguin 2001 0141390875 / 9780141390871 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good - 
310 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "With the call to action stations of August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson. Geoffrey Bennett's classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all the principal naval engagements - battles overseas, in home waters and, for the first time, under the sea - with analysis of the strategy and tactics of both sides. He brings these sea battles dramatically to life, and confirms the Allied navies' vital contribution to victory. In his words, 'Though the titantic struggle on the Western Front dominated the strategy of the Allies, it was their Navies, of which the British was immeasurably the strongest, that in the end brought Germany to her knees.' Illustrated with maps, plans and contemporary photographs, this detailed, immaculately researched account is the authoritative history of an often overlooked but hugely important aspect of the First World War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, one crease down spine, very tiny crease at top corner of covers, small soft crease and multiple small line indentations at bottom corner of rear cover, minor rubbing/indentation on covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 Bennett, Geoffrey. Preface by Rodney M. Bennett. NAVAL BATTLES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Penguin 2001 0141390875 / 9780141390871 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
310 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "With the call to action stations of August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson. Geoffrey Bennett's classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all the principal naval engagements - battles overseas, in home waters and, for the first time, under the sea - with analysis of the strategy and tactics of both sides. He brings these sea battles dramatically to life, and confirms the Allied navies' vital contribution to victory. In his words, 'Though the titantic struggle on the Western Front dominated the strategy of the Allies, it was their Navies, of which the British was immeasurably the strongest, that in the end brought Germany to her knees.' Illustrated with maps, plans and contemporary photographs, this detailed, immaculately researched account is the authoritative history of an often overlooked but hugely important aspect of the First World War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
COURAGE AT SEA.  VOLUME III - CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy, CMM.
4 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy, CMM. COURAGE AT SEA. VOLUME III - CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1995 0075516403 / 9780075516408 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
191 pp, large 8vo 9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. Contents: The Indian Mutiny; The Royal Canadian Navy in World War I; The RCN Against Germany (includes: The Newfoundland Escort Force; Paukenschlag; The Mid-Atlantic; Mediterranean Duty; Battling the U-Boats; Battles in the Bay (Biscay); Policing the Pipeline to Invasion; Titanic Test for the Tribals; MTB Battles; Corvettes Courageous, etc.); The RCN in Korea. Slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has come very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL NAVY BATTLESHIPS 1895-1946., Blundell, W.D.G.
5 Blundell, W.D.G. ROYAL NAVY BATTLESHIPS 1895-1946.
Almark, London, 1973. 
96 pp, 8 7/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0853240938 "A detailed reference book covering the final 50 years of battleship development in the Royal Navy, and both World War periods; with 30 line drawings, over 80 fine pictures, four colour pages and compr ehensive text." Contents: Introduction; Historical Development; Index to Ships, and Class List; Ships, Class by Class; Appendices: Funnel Markings, 1909-1914; Typical Camouflage Schemes; Typical Armament. Interior - minor browning in page marg i n s , tiny soft crease at top corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block and on spine, very light rubbing, one crease down spine, two very small soft corne r cr ea se s. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ENEMY FOUGHT SPLENDIDLY.  BEING THE 1914-1915 DIARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE FALKLANDS & ITS AFTERMATH BY SURGEON T.B. DIXON R.N.V.R. OF HMS KENT., Dixon, T.B. (Thomas Benjamin).  Foreword by Admiral Sir John Bush.  Introduction by Rose Dixon.
6 Dixon, T.B. (Thomas Benjamin). Foreword by Admiral Sir John Bush. Introduction by Rose Dixon. THE ENEMY FOUGHT SPLENDIDLY. BEING THE 1914-1915 DIARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE FALKLANDS & ITS AFTERMATH BY SURGEON T.B. DIXON R.N.V.R. OF HMS KENT.
Blandford Press, Poole, 1983, first edition. 
96 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0713713267 Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, ship profiles. "This, the 1914-1915 diary of Thomas Benjamin Dixon, is a well-observed and compassionate account of the first year of World War I as seen through the eyes of a young naval surgeon who in later life rose to the rank of Surgeon Captain and was appointed honorary physician to the King. T.B. Dixon's diary of life at sea includes an eye-witness account of the B a t t l e o f the Falklands, in which Dixon's ship H.M.S. Kent chased and then sank the Nurnberg after a running battle, and a description of the subsequent gruelling search for the German light cruiser Dresden and her destruction by H.M.S. Kent at J ua n Fe rn a nd ez on 14 March 1915." Faint erased pencil marks on free front end paper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, small ghost sticker mark on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SALVO!  CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS., Edwards, Bernard.
7 Edwards, Bernard. SALVO! CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199593 / 9781860199592 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Fine 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(T)he theme of this new study (is) the hard-fought ship-to-ship battles where the gun was all-important, and where salvo after salvo were fired by the protagonists at all ranges from maximum elevation and distance to virtual open sights point-blank actions. (The author) skilfully sets the scene for each action, explaining the background to the naval war at the time as well as that of the individual ships involved before retelling the stirring and dramatic story of each actual clash." Contents: Introduction; Yalu River; Heligoland Bight; Carmania and Cap Trafalgar; Emden and Sydney; Falkland Islands; Dogger Bank; Konigsberg; The Destroyers; Rawalpindi and Scharnhorst; Renown and Gneisenau; Cape Matapan; Kormoran and Sydney; Java Sea; Savo Island; Stephen Hopkins and Stier; Guadalcanal; Barents Sea; Surigao Strait; Bibliography; Index. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SALVO!  CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS., Edwards, Bernard.
8 Edwards, Bernard. SALVO! CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199593 / 9781860199592 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(T)he theme of this new study (is) the hard-fought ship-to-ship battles where the gun was all-important, and where salvo after salvo were fired by the protagonists at all ranges from maximum elevation and distance to virtual open sights point-blank actions. (The author) skilfully sets the scene for each action, explaining the background to the naval war at the time as well as that of the individual ships involved before retelling the stirring and dramatic story of each actual clash." Contents: Introduction; Yalu River; Heligoland Bight; Carmania and Cap Trafalgar; Emden and Sydney; Falkland Islands; Dogger Bank; Konigsberg; The Destroyers; Rawalpindi and Scharnhorst; Renown and Gneisenau; Cape Matapan; Kormoran and Sydney; Java Sea; Savo Island; Stephen Hopkins and Stier; Guadalcanal; Barents Sea; Surigao Strait; Bibliography; Index. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor faint line rub on front panel. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
9 Ferguson, Julie H. THROUGH A CANADIAN PERISCOPE: THE STORY OF THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1995 1550022172 / 9781550022179 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
364 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photos, maps. "(O)ffers a colourful and thoroughly researched account of Canada's silent service, from its unexpected inauguration in British Columbia on the first day of the Great War to its uncertain future today. After describing the activities of the submarine service during and after World War I, (the author) details the careers of the Canadians who served with distinction in British submarines in all theatres of World War II. She goes on to examine the modern era, from the rebirth of the service in the 1960s to the present, and provides little-known information about the controversial Conservative initiative for nuclear-powered submarines in 1987. Above all, this vivid account celebrates the individuals who dedicated and in some instances gave their lives to Canada's submarine service." One tiny edge bump. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, tiny dent on front panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY., Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors.   (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)
10 Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.) SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1989 0870215795 / 9780870215797 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime Command: Mahan and Corbett; The Strategy-Tactics Relationship; Athens and Sparta; Maritime Strategy and the Punic Wars; England and Spain: 1567-1604; The Anglo-French Wars: 1689-1815; Naval Power in World War I; World War II: Allied and German Naval Strategies; World War II: U.S. and Japanese Naval Strategies; Seapower and Western Defense; Soviet Maritime Strategy; The Maritime Strategy of the U.S. Navy: Reading Excerpts; Maritime and Continental Strategies: An Important Question of Emphasis; Reflections; Index. Small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has one small edge tear archivally taped, rubbing to glossy surface, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY., Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors.   (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)
11 Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.) SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1989 0870215795 / 9780870215797 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime Command: Mahan and Corbett; The Strategy-Tactics Relationship; Athens and Sparta; Maritime Strategy and the Punic Wars; England and Spain: 1567-1604; The Anglo-French Wars: 1689-1815; Naval Power in World War I; World War II: Allied and German Naval Strategies; World War II: U.S. and Japanese Naval Strategies; Seapower and Western Defense; Soviet Maritime Strategy; The Maritime Strategy of the U.S. Navy: Reading Excerpts; Maritime and Continental Strategies: An Important Question of Emphasis; Reflections; Index. Minor soiling to top of textblock, small area of excess glue on bottom of textblock, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing to glossy surfaces - no color loss. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE KILLING TIME: THE U-BOAT WAR 1914-18., Gray, Edwyn A.
12 Gray, Edwyn A. THE KILLING TIME: THE U-BOAT WAR 1914-18.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1972, book club edition. 
241 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "The explosion which followed Kapitanleutnant Schweiger's curt order to fire on the afternoon of 7 May 1915 far exceeded even his most fervid imaginings. For the torpedo which streake d away from U 20 in response to his command sent to the bottom of the sea the liner Lusitania and with her 1,195 innocent men, women and children, many of them citizens of neutral America and the howl of indignation which followed this cold-b l o o d e d atrocity resounded throughout the world...(The author) looks at the German side of the picture and in the process raises some very topical moral issues. When two countries are at war is it to be total or limited war and, if the latter, w ho i s to d e fine the limits? The problem was to bedevil the German Submarine Service throughout the First World War as the Kaiser and his Admirals weighed and reweighed the effects of the British blockade against the value of American neutra lit y a nd no in cid en t, except perhaps the invasion of Belgium, more clearly defined the problem than the sinking of the Lusitania. Edwyn Gray tells the exciting story of those extraordinarily brave submariners, some like Schweiger, utterly rut hles s, o the rs the very pa ragon of chivalry. Given the facts the reader is left ot make his own judgement as to the ethics of their behaviour..." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has large light wate rstai n at bott om of r ear f lap- fold/rear panel, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-fold has been colored in with black dye or ink. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Heal, S.C. ACROSS FAR DISTANT HORIZONS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A CANADIAN MASTER MARINER.
Vancouver Cordillera Publishing 1995 1895590132 / 9781895590135 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
311 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, drawings. "This book is based on the unpublished and private memoirs of Captain Trevor Whitla Bridges, late of the Canadian and British Merchant navies, and also of the British Royal Navy Reserve and the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve, in which he held the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. The narrative proper is always in the first person singular, as this closely follows the original text, but in my periodic comments in sidebars on aspects of his career or circumstance of which he was a part, I have invariably chosen to give him his appropriate navy or merchant navy rank at the time." From the Introduction. Contents: Introduction; An Anglo-Canadian Childhood; Training Ship Worcester; The Barque Invermay of Aberdeen; Bound for Vancouver; The Nitrate Coast; British India; Goodbye B.I.; Working for a Master's Ticket; Return to the Royal Line; 1914: "The Northern Patrol", Monitors and Troopships; Trampship Captain; At War Again; Appendix; Index. Light waviness to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
14 Heaton, P.M. BOOTH LINE.
Pontypool, Gwent P. M. Heaton 1987 0950771481 / 9780950771489 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
84 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Many b&w photographs, map endpapers. "The Booth Line is one of Liverpool's smaller but nonetheless well known Liner shipping companies. They have been involved in the North Brazil and Amazon River trade for over 120 years, and at one time were probably the major industrial body in the Rubber Boom of the Amazon Basin. (T)his book concentrates more on the ships and trades of the Booths, and does not deal with their many other interests over the years, including hides, construction and allied businesses." From the Introduction. Contents: Author; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Alfred and Charles Booth, Their Origins and Early Careers; The Entry into Shipowning; The Booth Steamship Co. Ltd.; Amalgamation; The First World War; The Inter-War Years; The Second World War; Acquisition by the Vestey Group; Further Developments; Containerisation; Appendix 1 - Booth Line: Fleet List; Appendix 2 - Red Cross Line: Fleet List; Appendix 3 - Vessels Operated in North Brazil and the River Amazon; Appendix 4 - Vessels Operated in Portugal; Abbreviations. Book is lightly cocked, small light bump at bottom of front hinge, small crease at bottom of gutter of pages 55 to 58. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT WAR AT SEA: A HISTORY OF NAVAL ACTION 1914-18., Hoehling, A.A.
15 Hoehling, A.A. THE GREAT WAR AT SEA: A HISTORY OF NAVAL ACTION 1914-18.
Arthur Barker, London, 1965. 
336 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Written with crisp authority, in a tense, documentary style (this book) presents an unforgettable picture of the battles, the ships, and the fighting men who se blood reddened the seven seas though more than four flaming years of the Great War....(It) ranges over all the world's oceans, from the ice-filled waters of the Arctic to the remote coaling stations of the southern seas. It tells of the m i g h t y l ine of battleships and cruisers whose collision at Jutland resulted in the war's vastest engagement. It describes the revolutionary entry of the dreaded submarine onto the naval scene with the exploits of Kapitanleutnant Otto Weddingen 's U -9 a ga i ns t a trio of British cruisers in the North Sea. And it supplies a possible solution to one of the great maritime mysteries of all time - the baffling disappearance at sea of the collier Cyclops." Light edge wear, light wrinkling at to p/b ott om of sp ine, light rubbing, two tiny and one small corner bump. Dust jacket has chips and tears with old tape repairs, light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, crease down front flap. Very Good-/Fair 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE GREAT WAR AT SEA, 1914-1918., Hough, Richard.
16 Hough, Richard. THE GREAT WAR AT SEA, 1914-1918.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1983, first edition. 
353 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0192158716 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(The author) describes the years leading up to 1914, the Kaiser's burning resentment of Britain's unchallenged supremacy at sea, and the headlong race to war, accelerated by the construction of the 'Dreadnought', the biggest, fastest, and most heavily gunned battleship in the world. During the course of the war there were shocks and disappointments for both sides. The Royal N a v y f o und itself dogged by a lack of secure bases, over-rigid battle orders, uncoordinated planning, and poor signalling. Operations, from the North Sea to the South Atlantic, were carried out against a background of feuds, scheming, and per so na li ty cl as hes at the Admiralty. Was there 'something wrong with our bloody ships', to echo David Beatty at Jutland? Could the appalling losses have been avoided during the Darndanelles campaign? Why were crucial signals received at the A dmi ral ty fil e d i nst ead of being acted upon? The Battle of Jutland was the greatest naval battle of the war, but also the greatest disappointment: who was really to blame for the inconclusive outcome? But despite the losses and the mistakes, the bril lia nce an d co urag e of many men shine through: the invaluable decoding work of 'Room 40'; the resilience of the commanders; the unfailing bravery and high morale of the men on the lower decks; and the excellent relations between the Brit ish and A meri can Nav ies t oward s the end of the war. It is Hough's contention that the Royal Navy not only beat the Kriegsmarine without resort to a bloody Trafalgar, but that its unrelenting pressure was the prime factor which led to the defea t on land of th e Ce ntra l Powe rs by the end of 1918. This account shows how that victory was achieved between 4 August 1914 and the abject surrender of the High Seas Fleet over four years later." Slight bump at top/bottom of spine, a few pages with tiny corner crea se, m inor br owning mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, tiny dint on rear hinge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Kemp, Paul.
17 Kemp, Paul. MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
London Caxton 2003 1840675217 / 9781840675214 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Fine David J Hill, plans and drawings. 
125 pp, 4to (11 9/16" H). B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams - folded plans in pocket at rear. "The history of midget submarines, submersibles and human torpedoes is one of the most fascinating areas of naval warfare in the Second World War. Originating with the Italian 'Mignatta' human torpedo of the First World War, designed to attack enemy ships lying in defended harbours, by 1945 almost all the major combatants had made some use of craft of th is type, ranging from the British 'X-Craft', which crippled the German battleship 'Tirpitz' in a Norwegian fjord and sank the Japanese cruiser 'Takao', to the Japanese 'Kaiten' suicide weapon, the equally desperate German submersibles the 'Neger' and 'Marder', and the slightly more successful 'Seehund' midget submarine. This book deals with each type of craft separately, dividing them into human torpedoes (Italian 'Maiale', British 'Chariot'), submersibles (German 'Biber' and Japanese 'Kaiten'), and true midget submarines (British 'X-Craft' and Japanese 'Ko-Hyoteki'). The author examines the reasons why the belligerents engaged in midget submarine construction and operations, and details all the classes of craft that were built, also examining postwar developments. Together with its superb plans and drawings, this book is essential reference for all naval historians, enthusiasts and modelmakers with an interest in one of the most daring and dangerous forms of naval warfare." 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Kemp, Paul.
18 Kemp, Paul. MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
London Caxton 2003 1840675217 / 9781840675214 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Near Fine David J Hill, plans and drawings. 
125 pp, 4to (11 9/16" H). B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams - folded plans in pocket at rear. "The history of midget submarines, submersibles and human torpedoes is one of the most fascinating areas of naval warfare in the Second World War. Originating with the Italian 'Mignatta' human torpedo of the First World War, designed to attack enemy ships lying in defended harbours, by 1945 almost all the major combatants had made some use of craft of th is type, ranging from the British 'X-Craft', which crippled the German battleship 'Tirpitz' in a Norwegian fjord and sank the Japanese cruiser 'Takao', to the Japanese 'Kaiten' suicide weapon, the equally desperate German submersibles the 'Neger' and 'Marder', and the slightly more successful 'Seehund' midget submarine. This book deals with each type of craft separately, dividing them into human torpedoes (Italian 'Maiale', British 'Chariot'), submersibles (German 'Biber' and Japanese 'Kaiten'), and true midget submarines (British 'X-Craft' and Japanese 'Ko-Hyoteki'). The author examines the reasons why the belligerents engaged in midget submarine construction and operations, and details all the classes of craft that were built, also examining postwar developments. Together with its superb plans and drawings, this book is essential reference for all naval historians, enthusiasts and modelmakers with an interest in one of the most daring and dangerous forms of naval warfare." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WAR ON THE HOSPITAL SHIPS 1914-1918., McGreal, Stephen.
19 McGreal, Stephen. THE WAR ON THE HOSPITAL SHIPS 1914-1918.
Barnsley Pen & Sword 2008 1844158586 / 9781844158584 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
272 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Wounded Allied personnel were invariably repatriated by hospital ships, which ran the gauntlet of mined waters and gambled on the humanity of the U-Boat commanders. For, contrary to the terms of the Geneva Convention, on occasions Germany had sunk the unarmed hospital ships under the pretence they carried reinforcement troops and ammunition. The press seized on these examples of 'Hun Barbarity', especially the drowning on non-combatant female nurses. The crises heighened following the German Government's 1 February 1917 introduction of unrestricted naval warfare. The white-painted Allied hospital ships became, in German eyes, legitimate targets for the U-Boats. As the war on the almost 100 strong fleet of hospital ships intensified the British threatened reprisals against Germany, in particular an Anglo-French bombing raid upon a German town. Undeterred the Germans stepped up their campaign sinking two hospital ships in swift succession. Seven hospital ships struck mines and a further eight were torpedoed. Faced with such a massacre of the innocents Britain decided her hospital ships, painted and brightly lit in accordance with the Geneva Convention, could no longer rely on this immunity. The vessels were repainted in drab colours, defensively armed and sailed as ambulance transports among protected convoys. Germany had successfully banished hospital ships from the high seas." Appendices: Roll of Honour; War Memorials and Cemeteries. Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
20 Perkins, J. David. THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2000 1551250314 / 9781551250311 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
208 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, diagrams. "The Canadian Navy acquired its first submarines on the day the First World War was declared. As well, Canadian officers served in all theatres of war aboard British submarines, continuing into the Second World War. During WWII and the following Cold War Canada owned no submarines, but 'rented' submarine services from Britain and the US with which to train its large, modern anti-submarine fleet. Finally, during the 1960s the decision was made to acquire submarines for the RCN, and Canada now has a very dedicated submarine service of its own. Perkins, himself a submariner, ably chronicles that evolution in these pages." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing, small shallow indentation on spine. 
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THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW., Perkins, J. David.
THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.
Perkins, J. David.
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MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Kemp, Paul.
MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Kemp, Paul.
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THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND BANK, MAY 31 - JUNE 1, 1916.  THE DISPATCHES OF ADMIRAL SIR JOHN JELLICOE AND VICE-ADMIRAL SIR DAVID BEATTY., Terry, C. Sanford, editor.  (Admiral Sir John Jellicoe and Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty.)
THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND BANK, MAY 31 - JUNE 1, 1916. THE DISPATCHES OF ADMIRAL SIR JOHN JELLICOE AND VICE-ADMIRAL SIR DAVID BEATTY.
Terry, C. Sanford, editor. (Admiral Sir John Jellicoe and Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty.)
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SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY., Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors.   (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)
SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.
Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)
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SALVO!  CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS., Edwards, Bernard.
SALVO! CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS.
Edwards, Bernard.
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THE WAR ON THE HOSPITAL SHIPS 1914-1918., McGreal, Stephen.
THE WAR ON THE HOSPITAL SHIPS 1914-1918.
McGreal, Stephen.
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WE HOPE TO GET WORD TOMORROW.  THE LETTERS OF JAMES LOUIS ('J.L.') GARVIN, HIS WIFE CHRISTINA AND THEIR SON ROLAND GERARD ('GED') 1914-1916., Pottle, Mark and Ledingham, John G.G., editors.  Foreword by Hew Strachan.  (Garvin).
WE HOPE TO GET WORD TOMORROW. THE LETTERS OF JAMES LOUIS ('J.L.') GARVIN, HIS WIFE CHRISTINA AND THEIR SON ROLAND GERARD ('GED') 1914-1916.
Pottle, Mark and Ledingham, John G.G., editors. Foreword by Hew Strachan. (Garvin).
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THE LIFE OF JOHN RUSHWORTH, EARL JELLICOE G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., Bacon, R. H., Admiral Sir.  Foreword by  Reginald McKenna.
THE LIFE OF JOHN RUSHWORTH, EARL JELLICOE G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L.
Bacon, R. H., Admiral Sir. Foreword by Reginald McKenna.
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