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HOW TO BUILD RURAL TELEPHONE LINES.
1 HOW TO BUILD RURAL TELEPHONE LINES.
Northern Electric & Mfg. Co., Limited, Montreal, (copyright 1910) - this appears to be a facsimile reprint or at least printed at a later date. 
93 pp, 8vo, card covers with b&w decorations/lettering on front/rear covers. B&w photos, technical drawings, illustrations. Contents: Story of the Telephone; Company Organization; Constructing the Line; Installing the Instruments; Materials Requi red; The 1317 Type Telephone Set; Rules for Wires Crossing Railways. Interior - tiny closed tear and corner crease on one page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very tiny mark on fore-edge of textbl o c k . V G + 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MANUAL OF ELEMENTARY DRILL (ALL ARMS) 1935.
2 MANUAL OF ELEMENTARY DRILL (ALL ARMS) 1935.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1935 Hard Cover Very Good 
viii, 98 pp + 11 plates, 6 3/8" H. Red stiff card covers with black lettering on spine, b&w plates at rear, single folded page "Amendments (No. 1)" laid in. Chapter headings: Squad Drill - General; Squad Drill in Single Rank - Without Arms (Squad Drill with Intervals / Squad Drill in Single Rank); Squad Drill in Two Ranks (Royal Artillery / Royal Engineers, Royal Corps of Signals, Infantry and Royal Army Service Corps / Royal Tank Corps); Drill with Arms (Rifle Exercises / Revolver Exercises / Sword Exercise); Saluting; Guards and Sentries; Drill for Rifle and English Light Infantry Regiments; March Discipline; List of Plates; Definitions. Previous owner's signature on front pastedown and on 'Amendments" sheet, light toning to pages, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, creases on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MANUAL OF ELEMENTARY DRILL (ALL ARMS) 1935.
3 MANUAL OF ELEMENTARY DRILL (ALL ARMS) 1935.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1935 Hard Cover Very Good 
viii, 98 pp + 11 plates, 6 3/8" H. Red stiff card covers with black lettering on spine, b&w plates at rear. Chapter headings: Squad Drill - General; Squad Drill in Single Rank - Without Arms (Squad Drill with Intervals / Squad Drill in Single Rank); Squad Drill in Two Ranks (Royal Artillery / Royal Engineers, Royal Corps of Signals, Infantry and Royal Army Service Corps / Royal Tank Corps); Drill with Arms (Rifle Exercises / Revolver Exercises / Sword Exercise); Saluting; Guards and Sentries; Drill for Rifle and English Light Infantry Regiments; March Discipline; List of Plates; Definitions. Very light edge wear, light browning to edges of text block, a few very small light stains on front board, slight wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 "Gilcraft". SEA PIE.
London George Philip & Son Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
32 pp, 7 7/16" H. Green paper covers with lettering and wave pattern in red and Scout crest in yellow on front cover, red lettering/illustration on rear cover. Colour and b&w illustrations. No date, but post card advising of a meeting for Patrol Leaders and Seconds, postmarked 1937, is laid in at front. Contents: Flags of the Empire; Flags of Foreign Countries; Types of Bridges; Types of Fires; Leaves of Wood that Burns Well; Knots, Bends and Hitches; Stars of the Northern Heavens; How to Find the North Star; The Deaf and Dumb Alphabet; The Braille System; Morse Signalling; Semaphore Signalling; Signal Code Flags; Numeral Pennants; Signals for Pilots; Examples of Hoists; A Glossary of Nautical Terms, etc.; How to Distinguish Ships at Sea (silhouettes); Admiralty Charts; The Plimsoll Line; Finding the Depth of the Sea; To Take Soundings; What Lights on Ships Mean; Tides, and Time at Sea; Storm Signals, etc.; Signals of Distress; Buoys and their Meanings; Shipping Companies' Flags & Funnels; Greyhounds of the Sea 1492-1934; Who's Who Among Seabirds; A Typical Light-house; Sea Pie (recipe). Interior - staples are rusty, some center pages have some light creases, previous owner's name/place stamps and small pen notation on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - very light edge wear, three corners with small soft creases. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
NAVAL ELECTRICAL POCKET BOOK.  B.R. 157/1933 bound with ADDENDUM NO. 2 TO B.R. 157/1933.  B.R. 157 (2), Admiralty, Torpedo and Mining Dept.
5 Admiralty, Torpedo and Mining Dept. NAVAL ELECTRICAL POCKET BOOK. B.R. 157/1933 bound with ADDENDUM NO. 2 TO B.R. 157/1933. B.R. 157 (2)
King's Printer, Ottawa, 1943. 
92 pp + 399 pp, 6 1/2" H, stiff navy blue card covers with cloth spine. Many b&w drawings/diagrams - some fold-out. From title page: "Reproduced as amended in Canada (Jan. 1943) by the King's Printer, Ottawa, with permission of the Controller, H.M . Stationery Office, London, for the exclusive use of His Majesty's Canadian Naval Forces. 1941. Note. - In this Addendum is included Addendum No.1, so that the latter may now be destroyed. Addendum No. 3 amending Addendum No. 2 has been i n c o r p o r ated in this reprint." The section headings include: Measuring and Testing Instruments and their Use; Dynamos, Motors and Controllers, etc.; Supply of Light and Power; Incandescent Lighting; Bells, Rattlers, Buzzers and Hummers; Tel ep ho ne s, F ir e Co ntrol; Gun Firing and Night Sight Circuits; etc., etc. Colored crayon notation and ink stamp on front endpapers, one fold-out page is mis-aligned and creased, erased color pencil notation on one fold-out page, ink notation on am end men ts pag e, li ght edge wear and scuffing, light browning to pages, minor soiling, darkening and soiling to edges of text block. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Lord. SCOUTING FOR BOYS: A HANDBOOK FOR INSTRUCTION IN GOOD CITIZENSHIP THROUGH WOODCRAFT.
London C. Arthur Pearson 1941 Twentieth Edition. Soft Cover Good+ 
340 pp + 10 pp advertisements, 7 1/4" H. Khaki cloth on paper covers with dark blue lettering & decoration on covers/spine. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: Scoutcraft; Campaigning; Camp Life; Tracking; Woodcraft, or Knowledge of Animals and Nature; Endurance for Scouts, or How to be Strong; Chivalry of the Knights; Saving Life, or How to Deal with Accidents; Patriotism, or Our Duties as Citizens; Notes for Instructors. Interior - book light cracked at spine in two places - pages are holding firmly, light corner creases on first 12 pages. Exterior - light edge wear, light browning to edges of text block, soft creases on front cover, spine is concave with light creasing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
7 Baden-Powell, Lord. Introduction by Lord Rowallan. BADEN-POWELL'S SCOUTING FOR BOYS. 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION.
London C. Arthur Pearson 1948 40th Anniversary Edition. Flexible cloth Covers Fair 
328 pp, 7 1/4" H. Red covers with black lettering on spine and front cover, black illustration on front. B&w frontispiece, drawings, diagrams. Interior - book cracked at two places - pages holding firmly, progressively smaller soft crease at top corner of pages 115 to 138, tiny bump to top corner of pages 227 to 282, very small crease/bump at bottom corner of first 25 pages, light staining to two 'notes' pages. Exterior - book is cocked, small crease at bottom corner of front cover, light edge wear, scattered small stains on rear cover, light creasing and a small tear on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE AIR MARINER: A FLYING BOAT GUIDE., Bennett, D.C.T.  (Donald Clifford Tyndall Bennett, Later Air Vice Marshal Bennett.)
8 Bennett, D.C.T. (Donald Clifford Tyndall Bennett, Later Air Vice Marshal Bennett.) THE AIR MARINER: A FLYING BOAT GUIDE.
London Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons 1943 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
128 pp, 7 1/2" H. Blue cloth with black lettering on spine and front board. 30 b&w illustrations plus 4 tables (Table IV. International Code of Signals is in colour) - collated. Contents: Flying Boats - Types and Definitions; Marine Equipment and Moorings; Water Handling and Towing; Flying and Characteristics of flying Boats; Anchors and Anchoring; Miscellaneous. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, sone slight bumping at bottom edge of boards, small bump at top corner of boards, minor edge wear, minor soiling and a tiny raised area on rear board. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME XIX - 1988.  (VOLUME 19 - 1988.), Brodribb, Gerald; Cleere, Henry; Darling, Margaret J.; Jones, Michael J.; Dix, Brian; Taylor, Steven; Donaldson, G.H.; Farley, Michael; Henig, Martin; Taylor, John W.; Harbottle, Barbara; Fraser, R.; Burton, F.C.; Jackson, D.A.; Tylecote, R.F.; et a
9 Brodribb, Gerald; Cleere, Henry; Darling, Margaret J.; Jones, Michael J.; Dix, Brian; Taylor, Steven; Donaldson, G.H.; Farley, Michael; Henig, Martin; Taylor, John W.; Harbottle, Barbara; Fraser, R.; Burton, F.C.; Jackson, D.A.; Tylecote, R.F.; et a BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME XIX - 1988. (VOLUME 19 - 1988.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1988. 
549 pp + 32 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, diagrams, graphs, tables (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Editorial; Notes for Contibutors; The 'Classis Britannica' Bath-house at Beaupo rt Park, East Sussex; Early Settlement at Lincoln; Excavations at Bannaventa (Whilton Lodge, Northants.), 1970-1; Signalling Communications and the Roman Imperial Army; A Hoard of Late Roman Bronze Bowls and Mounts from the Misbourne Valley , n e a r A m ersham, Bucks.; The Westgate Road Milecastle, Newcastle upon Tyne; Two New Romano-British Iron-working Sites in Northamptonshire - A New Type of Furnace?; The Gallic Chronicle Restored: A Chronology for the Anglo-Saxon Invasions and th e E nd o f R om an Britain; Study of Metallography of some Roman Swords; Excavation of an Iron Age and Roman Enclosure at Werrington, Cambridgeshire; Discharge Certificates of the Roman Army; 'Prata Legionis' in Britain; A Mosaic from Boughspr ing R oma n V ill a, T ide nha m, Gloucester; Notes: Imperial Sceptre Heads in Roman Britain - The Date of the 'Celtic' Field Systems on the Berkshire Downs - A Bronze Object from Lamyatt Beacon - Amphora Stamps from Fishbourne - Two Busts from Li ttle cot e - The Rich bor oug h Fo nt: Some Additional Structural Detail - Probable Roman Road from Barnsley Park, Glos. to Cirencester; Roman Britain in 1987: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Inde xes. Int erio r - previ ous owne r's s mall stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book is cocked with concave spine, light edge wear, faint creases on spine. Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF FRENCH MILITARY AVIATION., Christienne, Charles and Lissarague, Pierre.  Translated by Francis Kianka.
10 Christienne, Charles and Lissarague, Pierre. Translated by Francis Kianka. A HISTORY OF FRENCH MILITARY AVIATION.
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1986, first American edition. 
531 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 874743109 B&w photographs, graphs, etc., colour plates. "(T)he first book to cover the entire history of military aviation in France. The authors spent several years examining the public a rchives of the Musee de l'Air, the Service Historique de l'Armee de l'Air, and the French National Assembly, among others. The result is a complete overview of French military aviation from the Fleurus balloon of 1794 to the modern Mirage 2000 j e t fighter. Focusing on the main points of each topic, (they) serve a wide general audience while at the same time providing accurate and essential points of departure for many avenues of research. Included among the numerous subject areas cov er ed a r e the use of dirigibles in World War I, the Free French Air Forces of World War II, the French Air Forces in Indochina, and French air power in the nuclear age. Such special topics as women in the French Air Force, Free French pilots in the RA F, fl ying aces, strategic bombing, and airplane purchases from the United States are treated in chapters following the chronological history. Published in English for the first time, (it) is profusely illustrated with twelve color and more tha n 40 0 b lac k and white plates. Military and aviation historians as well as buffs will welcome this handsome addition to any aviation library." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, 2" closed tear (taped) at b ottom of fron t hinge. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE ENEMY IS LISTENING.  THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE., Clayton, Aileen.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.
11 Clayton, Aileen. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier. THE ENEMY IS LISTENING. THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE.
Crecy 1993 0947554289 / 9780947554286 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
381 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "The story is told by Aileen Clayton who was selected to work with the Y-Service, the branch of the RAF responsible for the interception of enemy communications, at the beginning of the war. Known at the time as 'Mike' Morris, she was the first WAAF to be commissioned as an intelligence officer and was the first to be awarded the MBE for her service in this field. Her account of the development of the Y-Service and its activities in the Battle of Britain, in the Western Desert, the Middle East and the Mediterranean is a major contribution to our knowledge of the intelligence aspects of the Second World War. It is also the dramatic and frequently moving story of a very young woman doing often dangerous and increasingly complex work in what was then very much a man's world, and of a body of talented, devoted and courageous men and women whose work frequently took them into front line conditions, whether they were suffering aerial bombardment on the South Coast of England, or advancing with the tanks in the Western Desert, or taking part in the landings at Salerno and Anzio. Because of the secrecy in which their work was shrouded during the war and for years afterwards their contribution to the Allied war effort has gone largely unrecognised. (This) is finally and above all a tribute by a remarkable woman to a tenacious and gifted band of men and women." A line of very small creases on front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on rear flap, rubbing on panels, three timy edge tears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
12 Cremony, John C. LIFE AMONG THE APACHES.
New York Indian Head Books 1991 0880296526 / 9780880296526 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
322 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Facsimile reprint of 1868 edition. From the Introduction: "We have never striven to make ourselves intelligently acquainted with (the various tribes occupying the vast region which extends from the Colorado river on the west, to the settlements of Texas on the east, and from Taos in New Mexico to Durango in the Mexican Republic). Nearly all that relates to them is quite as uncertain and indefinite to our comprehension as that which obtains in the center of Africa. Those who were best informed on the matter, and had given it the closest attention, were, at the time - most unfortunately - the least capable of imparting their information; while those who were ignorant of the subject have been the most forward to give the results of their fragmentary gleanings. If this volume shall have the effect of bettering our present deplorable Indian policy, by letting in some light, it will accomplish the author's object." The author was "Interpreter to the U.S. Boundary Commission, under the Hon. John R. Bartlett, in 1849, '50 and '51, and late Major of California Volunteer Cavalry, operating in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Western Arkansas." Dust jacket has a few areas of very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Gaston, Peter, compiled by. KOREA 1950-1953: PRISONERS OF WAR, THE BRITISH ARMY.
London London Stamp Exchange 1976 0948130903 / 9780948130908 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
28 pp, 8 1/4" H. "This list contains the names of British Army personnel who were reported 'Missing' and, in most cases, their eventual classification. Names of those definitely identified as KIA (i.e. who never became POWs) have in general been withdrawn although there are one or two exceptions in an endeavour to correct the many lists in circulation made from newspaper reports of the period and subject to gross inaccuracy. " Names are listed alphabetically under regiments. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one or two small soft creases on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, Allan W. Miller, Vernon J. Glover, Steve Patterson, Ron Flanary, Greg Palumbo, Theodore Shrady, Arthur M. Waldrop, James D. Porterfield, A. W. Somerville, Robert A. Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 10. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1998.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1998 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
122 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Rare Pleasures; A Moo-ving Experience in Lionelville (Operating Milk Car); Narrow Tracks and "Slow Time"; Trainmastering the Narrow Gauge; Kentucky Racehorses; Artist Bern Hill; What on Earth Is a Perishable Diversion Clerk?; Classic Railroad Stories; Departments: Operator's Desk (Colorado-New Mexico narrow gauge); Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables: 1957 (Boston & Maine's logo); Executive Suite (UP's Kenefick on the "Yellow Peril"); Unforgettable Railroad Days (hand and lantern signals); Railroad Collectibles (playing cards); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, James E. Valle, Ellen Halteman, Karen Back, Ed King, Steve Patterson, William D. Middleton, Allan W. Miller, James D. Porterfield, Jack Clinton McLarn, Robert A. Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 8. SUMMER 1997.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1997 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
114 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Rare Pleasures (mailbags, train orders, cabooses); Railroads in the Crucible of War; Railroad Advertising Artist ((Sam Hyde Harris); Horace Bristol; Growing Up on the Clinchfield; Samuel Insull's Chicago Interurbans; War Comes to Lionelville; Classic Railroad Stories; Departments: Operator's Desk; Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables: 1942 (Great Northern ore trains, MP Motorailer, "We Can Do It"); Unforgettable Railroad Days; Railroad Collectibles (maps); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad. Interior - small light bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor wear on spine, small coft crease at top corner of covers, old price sticker and minor scuff on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
AIR NAVIGATION., Hamilton, E.R.
16 Hamilton, E.R. AIR NAVIGATION.
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1944 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good 
175 pp, 7 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and winged lion emblem on front board. Part of the Nelson's Aeroscience Manuals series. 86 b&w figures, plus frontispiece and fold-out map in pouch at rear (collated). "(D)escribes the principles of Air Navigation in a clear and thorough manner. Numerous exercises give the student an admirable training in all the problems that confront the aviator. An outstanding feature of the book is a specially prepared chart for use in working out the exercises. The book meets all the needs of the Royal Air Force, and will serve equally well for beginners who have civil aviation in view." Very light browning to edges of text block with a few tiny foxing marks, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light browning on spine and flap-folds, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, writing indentations on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Hamilton-williams, David. THE FALL OF NAPOLEON: THE FINAL BETRAYAL.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199852 / 9781860199851 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "This important study of the cause and effects of Napoleon's removal from power tracks the significant events in his illustrious career through to his downfall and, while doing so, charts the clandestine diplomatic intrigues linking Britain, Austria, Russia and Prussia in the quest for the Emperor's demise. Using substantial new research, (the author) questions many of the established views in Napoleonic literature to date. By disclosing hitherto secret terrorist organizations, uncovering the attempts to assassinate Napoleon, highlighting unbridled political duplicity, and demonstrating a host of previously misinterpreted signals and actions, he instigates a fresh assessment of the fall of Napoleon, new reasons to consider how much it was self-inflicted and how much it became inevitable given the combined forces - 'friend' and well as 'foe' - ranged against him. However great his military campaigns, how often he was victorious on the battle-field, Napoleon was destined to be deposed by political connivance and personal betrayal." Very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Harclerode, Peter. Foreword by General Sir John Hackett. ARNHEM: A TRAGEDY OF ERRORS.
London Caxton 2000 1840671467 / 9781840671469 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Operation 'Market Garden' remains one of the most spectacular and controversial battles of the Second World War. It was a bold plan, aimed at shortening the course of the war dramatically. Key bridges in Holland seized in advance by a daring airborne 'coup de main' would be the means to a surprise thrust into the German industrial heartland. On the fiftieth anniversary of the operation, (the author) has pieced together an important new view of what was a considerable failure. Existing accounts direct most of the blame at XXX Corps, and two divisions in particular, for failing to push the ground advance forward. This new work sets out to provide an objective and realistic appraisal of why things went wrong - and who in truth should have borne the responsibility. Why, for example, were demands for proper signals equipment for the airborne troops ignored, with predictable consequences? Why was intelligence pointing towards the fatal presence of the 9th and 10th SS Panzer Divisions ignored before the operation? And why, with Allied air forces in a position to dominate the skies above the battlefield, was air support so lacking and ineffectual? While some of the questions needed for a definitive judgement can never be answered, this book represents an important step towards redressing the balance of criticism and allowing a new view of the bloody battles for Arnhem and Oosterbeek." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very small hole in rear flap fold. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ENIGMA:  CODEBREAKING AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Hoare, Oliver, introduced and selected by.
19 Hoare, Oliver, introduced and selected by. ENIGMA: CODEBREAKING AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Public Record Office, Richmond, 2002. 
Collection of 16 facsimile documents in card case - in original publisher's shrinkwrap. ISBN 1903365406 "The story of Allied codebreaking during the Second World War is one of extraordinary complexity, significance and success. The centre of Brit ain's codebreaking operation was at Bletchley Park (the home of 'Station X' during the war), and it was here the codebreakers raced to decipher German military signals, in particular the 'unbreakable' naval Enigma codes. The special intelli g e n c e ( r eferred to as 'Ultra') that they provided had a major influence on the outcome of hostilities, most notably contributing to crucial successes in the Battle for the Atlantic. Despite Churchill's orders at the end of the war that all e vi de nc e re l at in g to codebreaking be destroyed, many papers, including internal histories, summaries, and copies of decrypts, did survive. Key documents from this unique archive - many of which have never been published before - are faithfull y r epr odu ce d i n thi s p ack, providing a fascinating introduction to Britain's cryptographic secrets of the Second World War." Minor bump at one corner. Near Fine 
Price: 28.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT WAR AT SEA, 1914-1918., Hough, Richard.
20 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
 
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