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1 Anderson, Bern. BY SEA AND BY RIVER: THE NAVAL HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR.
Da Capo, (New York, 1989), reprint. 
303 pp + index, 8vo, soft cover. B&w illus. "...the naval battles - and especially the naval blockade of the South - were crucial factors in the outcome of the (Civil) war. The spectacular battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack marked the d ebut of ironclads, a revolution in naval warfare...(the author), a retired admiral, provides an overarching look at the strategic concerns of both sides and sketches many of the leading characters in the action..." Interior - clean and t i g h t w i t h n o previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
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.
2 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
 
 
3 Barfield, Thomas, editor. WAR PHOTOGRAPHY: IMAGES OF CONFLICT FROM FRONTLINE PHOTOGRAPHERS.
London Magpie 2006 1845292707 / 9781845292706 Soft Cover Very Good 
320 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; The Break-Up of the Old World Order; Civil Strife; A World at War; The Age of Superpowers; Wind of Change; The Middle East and the Modern World. "A collection of striking images of conflict from the world's most talented and courageous war photographers. These photographs of battle from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day - many of them rarely seen before - convey the horror and the pity of war as seen by those who were there to document it. From images of compassion and companionship, suffering and bravery to visual testaments to the terrifying destructive forces of bombs and bullets, this selection of photographs - accompanied by concise descriptions to set each picture in context - offers fresh and compelling insights into the nature of war." Minor edge wear, tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover and small crease at top edge of rear cover - migrates into a few pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HMS SHEFFIELD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF 'OLD SHINY'., Bassett, Ronald.
4 Bassett, Ronald. HMS SHEFFIELD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF 'OLD SHINY'.
Arms and Armour, London, 1988, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0853689113 B&w maps and photographs. "The first HMS Sheffield was launched in 1936 to serve her flag bravely for thirty years. During World War Two, the cruiser became one of the mo st illustrious warships of all time, achieving twelve honours. In 1940, she fought in the action off Cape Spartivento; in the following year she shared in the audacious bombardment of Genoa, exchanged salvoes with Bismarck and sank one of that bat t leship's supply tankers, Friedrich Breme. In the Arctic a mine blew a 22-foot hole in her stern, but in an Icelandic fjord her crew fashioned a makeshift timber patch before steaming her back to Britain to fight again. In 1942, in the Barents Se a, Sheffield was in action against the 'pocket battleships' Admiral Hipper and Lutzow, and sank the German destroyer Friedrich Eckoldt. In 1943 she shared in the destruction of the battlecruiser Scharnhorst off North Cape and later supported carri er attacks upon Tirpitz. These, however, were but the highlights of this distinguished ship's wartime service. This book tells the story of her entire life and of her crews before, during and after World War Two - not from the detached perspective of an 'armchair historian', but from that of a writer who served at that time in a similar cruiser. Ronald Bassett was entrusted with research material accumulated over many years by an officer of Sheffield who died before those records could be turn ed into a book. Hundreds of her crew members, including several of her commanding officers, have contributed to this chronicle by means of their memoirs, diaries, letters, newspaper cuttings and photographs, enabling (the author) to paint an a ccura te and powerfully evocative portrait of a famous ship." Slight bump at bottom of spine, slight waviness to edges of text block, previous owner's label on free front endpaper, book cracked in several palces but page signatures are holding firm ly. D ust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several small edge tears (two taped) and chips, light rubbing with some slight color loss on rear panel. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE TINFISH RUN., Bassett, Ronald.
5 Bassett, Ronald. THE TINFISH RUN.
Macmillan, London, 1977, first edition. 
264 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0333216148 Includes "a glossary of Naval lower-deck terminology and technical terms" and "a brief account of the fortunes of convoy PQ17". "The year is 1942. A small group of merchant ships escorted by two old destroyers, a corvette and two trawlers are ploughing through Arctic seas to northern Russia in the wake of the ill-fated convoy PQ17. For Ordinary Signalman Ludd - inevitably dubbed 'Lobby' - it is his first trip and li k e l y t o be a tough one. The convoy must run the gauntlet of U-boats, aircraft - there is even the threat that enemy battleships will put to sea; finally there is the other enemy - the bitterest weather, the cruelest seas in the world...Seen f ro m th e p er sp ectives of both wardroom and lower deck, (although a work of fiction, this book) gives an entirely authentic account of the experience of sailors on Arctic convoys during World War II. From the final shore leave in Liverpool to th e a rr iva l at an in hospitable Russian port, through tragedy and much suffering, the men in the cramped messdecks maintain their unflagging humour to the end. Old sailors will relive every minute of these days, and in the characters recognise t hems elv es 3 5 yea rs a go; others will be gripped by a compelling story." Cigarette smaoke odor, minor qwrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wear, very light browning on spine and at top edge. Ver y Goo d-/V ery G oo d- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Beaver, Paul. THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE 1980s. WARSHIPS ILLUSTRATED NO 1.
Arms and Armour, (London, 1985). 
72 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. Profusely illus with b&w and color photos. Interior - previous owners name stamp on inside of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor soiling, crease at bottom corner of rear cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
BIRTH OF THE BATTLESHIP: BRITISH CAPITAL SHIP DESIGN 1870-1881., Beeler, John.
7 Beeler, John. BIRTH OF THE BATTLESHIP: BRITISH CAPITAL SHIP DESIGN 1870-1881.
Caxton, London, 2003, reprint. 
224 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840675349 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, plans. "The 1870s and 1880s have traditionally been seen as the 'Dark Ages' of British warship design, where techn ological conservatism and a lack of any definite design policy produced a confusing mix of ship types, with armament and machinery which were outmoded before the ships were even completed. This new book, however, is a powerful refutation of t h a t v i ew, expanding the scope of its study of the ships of this period beyond the narrowly technological to reveal the full range of strategic, logistical and administrative factors which influenced warship development, arguing that it is her e th at t h e or igins of the modern battleship can be found. The author gives an insight into the difficulties faced by warship designers in an age of rapid technological change, and sets out the valid strategic and technical reasons that lay beh in d s uch se em in gly 'reactionary' policies as the fitting of sails in cruising ironclads, and the Navy's retention of muzzle-loading guns well into the 1880s. Far from having no plan, it is shown that the warship designers of this period had a v ery clea r id ea of the types of ship required to meet the range of roles the Royal Navy was called upon to fulfill in defence of a global empire, and that the problems that the ships of this period had owed more to political, financial and admi nist rati ve pr essur es tha n an y lack of competance on the part of their designers." Dust jacket has some areas of minor edge wrinkling, one tiny tear archivally taped. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
8 Berthold, Will. Translated from the German by Michael Bullock. THE SINKING OF THE BISMARCK.
Longmans, Green, London, (1958), Ist English edition. 
191 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (red boards with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations, map. A German perspective on the sinking of the famed battleship 'Bismarck' during World War II. Interior - previous owner's name/info. on front pastedown, minor soiling on three pages. Exterior - very light edge wear, tiny bump to top corners of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small shallow bump to bottom edge of front board. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FIREPOWER: SEA WARFARE., Bishop, Chris, editor.
9 Bishop, Chris, editor. FIREPOWER: SEA WARFARE.
Brown, London, 1999. 
176 pp, 12" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1897884532 "The destructive power of warships has increased dramatically since the end of World War II. The big gun has been superseded by the carrier-launched aircraft armed with bombs and torpedoes . (This book) offers a comprehensive overview of the dominant naval groups; organised by ship type, it features fast attack craft, naval fighters, ballistic missile submarines, supercarriers, amphibious assault craft, light carriers and battlesh i p s . For each group is given a weapons and ship inventory as well as full details of deployment, combat techniques and tactics used. The descriptions are brought to life with first-hand accounts from officers who have served on each type of cra ft . ( It) is packed with information presented in the most accessible way: there are specifications tables on specific craft, diagrams showing weapon deployment, full-colour artworks displaying the features of particular vessels and gatefold pages pr ov idi ng special large-format illustrations of seven ships." Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, one tiny edge tear with wrinkle at top of spine, four tiny dints on front panel. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL NAVY BATTLESHIPS 1895-1946., Blundell, W.D.G.
10 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
 
 
ADVANCE FORCE PEARL HARBOR: THE IMPERIAL NAVY'S UNDERWATER ASSAULT ON AMERICA., Burlingame, Burl.
11 Burlingame, Burl. ADVANCE FORCE PEARL HARBOR: THE IMPERIAL NAVY'S UNDERWATER ASSAULT ON AMERICA.
Pacific Monograph, Kailua, Hawaii, 1992. 
480 pp, 10" H, soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 0962922714 B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, maps. "Drawn from American and Japanese sources, (this) is the first comprehensive examination of the Imperial Navy's submarine assault on America. R elegated by most historians to a lesser role in the saga of Pearl Harbor, the role of Japanese submarines and the spirited and highly successful American defense against them is highlighted and placed in its proper perespective." - James P. Delg a l o . Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bump at top of rear hinge/spine area - migrates into pages/gutter, small bump on rear edge of spine, light scuff across bottom of text block, tiny tear with slight cr ea se a t bottom edge of front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II., Connell, G.G.
12 Connell, G.G. JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.
Crecy 1995 0947554556 / 9780947554552 Revised Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes both of the pleasures of shipboard life and of the often harsh discipline meted out for lapses from the strict naval code. There were happy ships and unhappy ships, lucky ships and unlucky ships, and he instances experiences from them. Throughout the book he links the experiences of the seamen to the great actions of the war taking place around them, which are thus seen not from the viewpoint of the captain or admiral but the men who fired the guns, the engineers, etc. Thus we get new perspectives on the Battle of the River Plate, Convoy PQ17, the invasion of Sicily, the Battle of Sirte, and many other actions." Includes a Glossary of Lower-deck words and phrases and Appendix: Extracts from King's Rules and Admiralty Regulations 1939 and 1943. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and tiny dint/scuff on rear panel, very small faint sticker pull repair on panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II., Connell, G.G.
13 Connell, G.G. JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.
Crecy 1995 0947554556 / 9780947554552 Revised Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes both of the pleasures of shipboard life and of the often harsh discipline meted out for lapses from the strict naval code. There were happy ships and unhappy ships, lucky ships and unlucky ships, and he instances experiences from them. Throughout the book he links the experiences of the seamen to the great actions of the war taking place around them, which are thus seen not from the viewpoint of the captain or admiral but the men who fired the guns, the engineers, etc. Thus we get new perspectives on the Battle of the River Plate, Convoy PQ17, the invasion of Sicily, the Battle of Sirte, and many other actions." Includes a Glossary of Lower-deck words and phrases and Appendix: Extracts from King's Rules and Admiralty Regulations 1939 and 1943. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very minor wear or wrinkling at top/bottom of front flap-fold, tiny scuff from sticker removal on front panel title. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SILENT MARAUDERS.  BRITISH SUBMARINES IN THE TWO WORLD WARS., Cook, Graeme.
14 Cook, Graeme. SILENT MARAUDERS. BRITISH SUBMARINES IN THE TWO WORLD WARS.
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, (1976), first edition. 
159 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246107847 "Until the German U-21 sank the British light cruiser 'Pathfinder' in the early days of the First World War, British submarines had been used only as forward scouts on naval missio ns. But from that day 'attack' was the watchword of the submariner - and attack they did throughout the two world wars, with such dazzling success that they became one of Britain's most potent tactical weapons...The deeds of many unsung he r o e s a r e recorded (in this book), but especially those of the colourful and valiant commanders whose names are etched in history: Commander Max Horton, hero of the Baltic campaign, Lieutenant Commander Martin Nasmith, 'The Terror of the Marm ar a' , Li e ut en an t Commander Wanklyn , who scored a record number of hits in World War Two before his 'Upholder' was tragically lost with all hands aboard; Lieutenants Donald Cameron and B.C.G. Place, who with incredible courage led the highly da nge ro us mi dge t s ubm ar ine attack on the famous German battleship 'Tirpitz'. Here is breath-stopping, action-packed true life adventure as only Graeme Cook can tell it." Light cigarette odor, small pencil erasure mark on free front endpap er, mino r b row nin g in mar gins of pages, very light browning to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top edge - a f ew fo xing mar ks a t top edge of f laps . Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
75TH ANNIVERSARY NAVAL SERVICE OF CANADA:  A PICTORIAL HISTORY., Cranston, Bobby.
15 Cranston, Bobby. 75TH ANNIVERSARY NAVAL SERVICE OF CANADA: A PICTORIAL HISTORY.
Halifax, Nova Scotia 75th Anniversary Publishing Company 1985 0969217803 / 9780969217800 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
Unpaginated, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 10 1/4" D). 162 b&w photographs, with captions. A pictorial history of Canada's Navy from 1910 to 1985, showing ships and the men who sailed on them - some short introductory and biographical notes. Dust jacket has light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF NAVAL WARFARE, 1190 BC - PRESENT: STRATEGY, WEAPONS, COMMANDERS, AND SHIPS., Dicke, Iain; Dougherty, Martin J.; Jestice, Phyllis J.; Jorgensen, Christer; Rice, Rob S.
16 Dicke, Iain; Dougherty, Martin J.; Jestice, Phyllis J.; Jorgensen, Christer; Rice, Rob S. FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF NAVAL WARFARE, 1190 BC - PRESENT: STRATEGY, WEAPONS, COMMANDERS, AND SHIPS.
Thomas Dunne / St. Martin's Press, New York, 2009, first U.S. edition. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9780312554538 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, maps/battle plans, profiles, drawings, uniform studies, reproductions. "(A)nalyzes the tactics, techniques, and weaponry of naval warfare from the ancient period to the modern day. Beginning with Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses III's victory over the piratical Sea Peoples in 1190 BC, and coming up-to-date with the use of aircraft carriers and the latest computerized weapons technology, the book covers every significant development in naval warfare over the last 3000 years." Very small shallow dent at top edge of rear board; place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has some area s o f light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
SHIP RECOGNITION - WARSHIPS:  N.A.T.O. POWERS AND OTHER IMPORTANT SHIPS., Dunn, Laurence.
17 Dunn, Laurence. SHIP RECOGNITION - WARSHIPS: N.A.T.O. POWERS AND OTHER IMPORTANT SHIPS.
Adlard Coles, London, (1954), repinted second edition. 
159 pp, oblong 24mo. (5" H x 7 3/8" D), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, profiles. "...portray(s) by drawing and photograph the more important ships belonging to the several Navies which go to make up the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. At the same time certain units of other Navies have been included by way of comparison...present(s) these N.A.T.O. ships in a straightforward manner, so arranged that even the reader with little technical knowledge will be able to identify the ship before him with the minimum of time and effort..." Contents: Basic Naval Shapes; Aircraft Carriers; Battleships; Cruisers; Destroyers; Frigates; Submarines; Miscellaneous Types (includes - Minelayers, Minesweepers, Light Torpedo Craft, Depot Ships, Other Types). A few minor foxing marks on preliminaries, light browning to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light edge browning, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light fading to color on spine and flap-f olds, minor soiling. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SHIP OF FORCE., Evans, Alan.  Wraparound dust jacket art by Mike Trim.
18 Evans, Alan. Wraparound dust jacket art by Mike Trim. SHIP OF FORCE.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979, first edition. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340234334 " 'Schwerttrager!' It is the summer of 1917, Britain is losing the war against the U-boats and Commander David Cochrane Smith listens to the delirious mumbling of a dying U-baot c ommander: 'Swordbearer'. Smith believes it is the code name for an operation, a threat to Britain, but nobody will listen to him. The threat haunts him. He meets a wild, beautiful, tragic girl and she solves a tiny part of the mystery, en o u g h t o set a clock ticking, counting down. Smith has come home with a bloody victory to his credit but he is still under suspicion of being reckless, a wild man, at best just lucky. He believes the answer to the U-boat lies in convoys but h e is g iv e n a f lotilla 'to take offensive action against U-boats and bases'. The flotilla turns out to be one ancient destroyer, a turtle-back 'thirty-knotter' known as 'Bloody Mary'. It is backed up by a 'ship of force', but that is no more t ha n a mo nit or , ne ar -new and with fifteen-inch guns. Her engines are defective, she is slow and spends more time in the dockyard than at sea. The flotilla is a sick joke; the two ships are the lepers of the Dover Patrol. With them Smith has to take on shor e b at ter ies and bigger, faster enemy destroyers. He has to fight the hostility of his commanding officer and is plunged into the world of espionage behind the enemy lines. Through it all the mystery behind 'Schwerttrager' lure s h im on unt il he sta kes his car eer and his life in a desperate attempt to solve it." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor browning at edges. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ST NAZAIRE 1942:  THE GREAT COMMANDO RAID.  OSPREY CAMPAIGN SERIES 92., Ford, Ken.  Illustrated by Howard Gerrard.  General editor David G. Chandler.
19 Ford, Ken. Illustrated by Howard Gerrard. General editor David G. Chandler. ST NAZAIRE 1942: THE GREAT COMMANDO RAID. OSPREY CAMPAIGN SERIES 92.
(Osprey, Oxford, 2001), Ist edition. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photos, maps, battle plans, drawings. "The raid on the port of St Naziare in March 1942 by a sea-borne task force from British Combined Operations, remains one of the most daring actions of the Second World War. The port lies at the mouth of the River Loire and in 1942, as well as a U-boat base, contained the massive 'Normandie' dock, the only facility on the Atlantic coast large enough to accommodate the German battleship 'Tirpitz'. This book tells the story of the raid on St Nazaire that denied the use of the dock to the 'Tirpitz', the sister ship of the 'Bismarck', and constituted a crucial victory in the Battle of the Atlantic." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright, flat uncreased spine. Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GATECRASHERS., Fullerton, Alexander.  Dust jacket art by Michael Turner.
20 Fullerton, Alexander. Dust jacket art by Michael Turner. THE GATECRASHERS.
Michael Joseph, London, 1984, first edition. 
297 pp + postscript, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718123786 Map endpapers. "Horribly cramped, it lurched sickeningly while being towed and tended to be dripping wet inside. The X-craft midget submarine was hardly the obvious choice of vessel to pitch against the mighty battleship 'Tirpitz' in her Norwegian lair. Like pitching a tadpole against a whale; but in this case, the whale had a soft underbelly and the tadpole a pair of two-ton explosive stings like blisters on its sides. If the sub could survive its nightmarish 1,000-mile haul across the North Sea, Paul Everard would have his chance to gatecrash the fjords - past minefields, patrol craft, shore defences and steel nets - and cripple the ship which Churchi ll had called 'the Beast'. Even if he succeeded, the chances of escaping alive were slim. If he failed, Nick Everard, commanding Arctic convoy PQ19, was in for a pounding. None of his ships could hope to match the firepower of the 'Tirpit z ' o r p i erce her fifteen-inch armour. As 'The Gatecrashers' draws to its thunderous climax, father and son, their lives balancing on a knife-edge, face their final, most searching test. 'The Gatecrashers' is based on the true story of Operat io n S ou rc e : si x X-craft crossed the North Sea in September 1943 to attack the 'Tirpitz, Scharnhorst' and 'Lutzow' in Altenfjord, where they were kept out of bomber range behind formidable defences. Although (this book) stands on its own as a nov el , it is al so th e ninth and last in the Everard series of naval adventures, which started with Nick as a somewhat bloody-minded midshipman at Jutland in 1916. Although fictional, the setting of each story is historically and technically ac cura te. Cap tai n J .E. Moo re, Editor of 'Jane's Fighting Ships', had written: 'I have not found this splendid authenticity in any naval fiction since C.S. Forester's heyday'." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has light berowning on spine, sl ight brow n ing at e dges , mi nor e dge wrinkling, very small dint on front hinge. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
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