Douglas, W.A.B.; Sarty, Roger; Whitby, Michael; Caldwell, Robert H.; Johnston, William; Rawling, William G.P.
Title NO HIGHER PURPOSE: THE OFFICIAL OPERATIONAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1943. VOLUME II, PART 1.
Publisher Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2002, first edition.
Seller ID 25388
664 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. ISBN 1551250616 B&w photographs, b&w and colour maps, colour plates. "In April 1943, the Royal Canadian Navy assumed responsibility for Canadian Northwest Atlantic Command, the only operational area to be run by a Canadian Commander-in-Chief during the Second World War. (This book) describes the RCN's long, challenging journey from the outbreak of the war in September 1939 to the momentous events of Spring 1943. Base d on extensive research in Canadian, British, American and German archives, (it) describes the mobilization of the naval service during the first half of the war, measures its response to the demanding, ever-changing strategic situations that con f r o nted the Allies, and analyses the service of our ships and sailors on the North Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean seas as well as the defence of Canadian waters. With the main focus on the Battle of the Atlantic, this important and well-ill us tr at ed history demonstrates how Canadian naval forces proved indispensable to victory in that most critical campaign of the Second World War." Minor wrinkle at top of spine; place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket ha s v ery light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+