Grover, G.W.M., Colonel. Illustrated by Lieut.-Colonel H.A. Bass.
Title SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROYAL MARINES.
Publisher Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1948, first edition.
Seller ID 19838
68 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with insignia in gold on front cover), in dust jacket. Colour frontispiece (Royal Marines - King's and Regimental Colours), b&w uniform studies, fold-out map at rear. A brief history of the Royal Marines from the Second Dutch War to the Second World War. Appendices give: The Divisions, Royal Marines; Approximate Strengths at Various Times; Casualties and Honours in Two World Wars; Badges, Mottoes, Nicknames; Rights in the City of Lond on; Army Regiments Who Have Been Marines; Awards of the Victoria Cross to Royal Marines. Very light browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, very light cigarette odor, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of s p i n e , s l ight darkening to edges of boards. Dust jacket has edge chips and tears, browning to spine and flap-folds, moderate soiling, edge creases and wrinkles. Very Good-/Poor