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HMCS HAIDA:  BATTLE ENSIGN FLYING., Gough, Barry M.
1 Gough, Barry M. HMCS HAIDA: BATTLE ENSIGN FLYING.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2001 1551250586 / 9781551250588 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Grant Macdonald. 
255 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions of artwork by Grant Macdonald and others, maps/battle plans, colour plates. " 'HMCS Haida's story is an account of sharp-end war; of Canada's naval experience in Murmansk convoys and British Home Fleet protection; in English Channel operations, when Canadian and British naval units swept the German naval ensign from the seas; in the destruction of a U-boat, and in the liberation of Trondheim, Norway. Haida was always in on the action. She sank more enemy military tonnage than any other Canadian vessel. Haida's finest days were during the intense naval operations leading up to D-Day, when, with her sisters Huron and Iroquois and the ill-fated Athabaskan, with British and Polish men of war, she engaged German destroyers, torpedo boats, minesweepers and others - and never lost. She vigorously carried the war to the enemy at great risk. Her postwar career including two tours in the Korean theatre displays the same brave purpose in her officers and men, trained professionals and dedicated sailors. Barry Gough has written a new chapter in Canadian naval annals, showing that the best equipment brings forth the best results when good fortune and superb seamanship and weapons handling are matched in equal measure - Haida's illustrious story." Very minor edge wear at bottom of flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA:  GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS., Hadley, Michael L.
2 Hadley, Michael L. U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA: GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1985 0773505849 / 9780773505841 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
360 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. German submarines penetrated Canadian waters during the Second World War to within 172 miles of Quebec City. They sank ships, landed spies, laid mines, built an automated weather station, undertook forays to rescue escaped German POW's, and forced the Canadian government to close the St. Lawrence River and Gulf to Allied shipping. Hadley focuses on the exploits of the U-boats and the Canadian response. Christmas gift inscription on verso of half-title page, minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing minor browning at top of flaps. 
Price: 17.00 USD
 
 
U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA:  GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS., Hadley, Michael L.
3 Hadley, Michael L. U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA: GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1985 0773505849 / 9780773505841 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
360 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. German submarines penetrated Canadian waters during the Second World War to within 172 miles of Quebec City. They sank ships, landed spies, laid mines, built an automated weather station, undertook forays to rescue escaped German POW's, and forced the Canadian government to close the St. Lawrence River and Gulf to Allied shipping. Hadley focuses on the exploits of the U-boats and the Canadian response. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor wear at corners. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HMCS SWANSEA:  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A FRIGATE., McKee, Fraser M.
4 McKee, Fraser M. HMCS SWANSEA: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A FRIGATE.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1994 0920277896 / 9780920277898 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
190 pp, oblong 8vo (8 5/8" H x 10 5/8" D). B&w photographss, drawings. "HMCS Swansea is the story of a ship. Just one of Canada's several hundred warships. It is also the story of the men who served in her, and of other ships who operated with her, in war time in EG-9, and in peacetime in her various training roles. It is a representative tale that could have been told, and has been, of any one of a hundred similar ships of the Royal Canadian Navy. So why this particular ship? Because HMCS Swansea is typical, yet atypical. Typical in that she participated in the Battle of the Atlantic in the same way as her sister frigates; atypical in that she was involved in the destruction of four U-boats, more than any other RCN ship. And it was in this role of hunter-killer that she was absolutely the best." Book is slightly cocked, has light soiling on bottom edge of boards, faint erased pencil marks at top corner of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine, slight fading to spine colour, very small scuff mark (no colour loss) on front panel. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
5 Milner, Marc. THE U-BOAT HUNTERS: THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY AND THE OFFENSIVE AGAINST GERMANY'S SUBMARINES.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1994 0802005888 / 9780802005885 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
326 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(B)egins with a thorough re-evaluation of the RCN's role in the decisive Allied Atlantic victory over the U-boats in 1943. It presents some startling new conclusions about why the Canadians were marginalized in this the greatest of all anti-submarine offensives. Most studies of the Atlantic war end at this point, but 1943 is just the prologue to Milner's new book. Historians have ignored anti-submarine warfare in1944-5 because it was highly technical, undramatic and of no consequence to the outcome of the war itself. But the war against the U-boat was unrelenting. Schnorkels, improved batteries, radar detectors, and complex inshore water conditions made it difficult to find and sink late-war U-boats. By 1944 the Germans were building new, high-speed true submarines, against which the Allies had not effective countermeasures. This book is the story of how the RCN tackled these elusive enemies, how it fought to master the basics of modern anti-submarine warfare, and how its efforts fit into the larger Allied campaign." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light rubbing, light 2" scratch on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE U-BOAT HUNTERS:  THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY AND THE OFFENSIVE AGAINST GERMANY'S SUBMARINES., Milner, Marc.
6 Milner, Marc. THE U-BOAT HUNTERS: THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY AND THE OFFENSIVE AGAINST GERMANY'S SUBMARINES.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1994 0802005888 / 9780802005885 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
326 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(B)egins with a thorough re-evaluation of the RCN's role in the decisive Allied Atlantic victory over the U-boats in 1943. It presents some startling new conclusions about why the Canadians were marginalized in this the greatest of all anti-submarine offensives. Most studies of the Atlantic war end at this point, but 1943 is just the prologue to Milner's new book. Historians have ignored anti-submarine warfare in1944-5 because it was highly technical, undramatic and of no consequence to the outcome of the war itself. But the war against the U-boat was unrelenting. Schnorkels, improved batteries, radar detectors, and complex inshore water conditions made it difficult to find and sink late-war U-boats. By 1944 the Germans were building new, high-speed true submarines, against which the Allies had not effective countermeasures. This book is the story of how the RCN tackled these elusive enemies, how it fought to master the basics of modern anti-submarine warfare, and how its efforts fit into the larger Allied campaign." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has tiny bump at top of front hinge, tiny tear at top of front panel - archivally taped, light wrinkling at top rear edge, very minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW., Perkins, J. David.
8 Perkins, J. David. THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2000 1551250314 / 9781551250311 First Edition Hard Cover Fine 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." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, some faint scratches on rear panel, very light wrinkling at top edge of rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE HUNTING SUBMARINE: THE FIGHTING LIFE OF HMS TALLY-HO., Trenowden, Ian.
9 Trenowden, Ian. THE HUNTING SUBMARINE: THE FIGHTING LIFE OF HMS TALLY-HO.
Crecy 1994 0947554394 / 9780947554392 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps/track charts. "HMS Tally-Ho, captained by Commander L.W.A. Bennington, was a T-class submarine which achieved spectacular success in the Second World War. Her name was chosen for her by Winston Churchill and it proved a very suitable one for a hunting submarine. In a single wartime commission, lasting from 15th March 1943 to 26th February 1945, she operated in the Malacca Strait. Here, surrounded by enemy air bases and in badly charted shallow waters - so shallow that many experts considered them completely unsuitable for submarine operations - she took a heavy toll of enemy warships and supply vessels. The boat, her captain and her crew are all vividly portrayed in this exciting chronicle which is the fruit of wide and detailed research." Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
THE HUNTING SUBMARINE: THE FIGHTING LIFE OF HMS TALLY-HO., Trenowden, Ian.
10 Trenowden, Ian. THE HUNTING SUBMARINE: THE FIGHTING LIFE OF HMS TALLY-HO.
Crecy 1994 0947554394 / 9780947554392 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps/track charts. "HMS Tally-Ho, captained by Commander L.W.A. Bennington, was a T-class submarine which achieved spectacular success in the Second World War. Her name was chosen for her by Winston Churchill and it proved a very suitable one for a hunting submarine. In a single wartime commission, lasting from 15th March 1943 to 26th February 1945, she operated in the Malacca Strait. Here, surrounded by enemy air bases and in badly charted shallow waters - so shallow that many experts considered them completely unsuitable for submarine operations - she took a heavy toll of enemy warships and supply vessels. The boat, her captain and her crew are all vividly portrayed in this exciting chronicle which is the fruit of wide and detailed research." Minor browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT NAVAL BATTLE OF OTTAWA., Zimmerman, David.
11 Zimmerman, David. THE GREAT NAVAL BATTLE OF OTTAWA.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1989 0802026877 / 9780802026873 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
209 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "During the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Navy played a vital role in the Battle of the Atlantic, second only to that of the Royal Navy. But in its sea war against the German submarines, the RCN was hampered by battles of another kind. Mackenzie King's nationalistic policies blocked it from cooperating with other forces, and the Royal Navy failed to give it the high-technology equipment needed to detect and destroy U-boats. In the face of these obstacles the RCN was forced to develop from an almost non-existent pre-war infrastructure a system of supplying its escort vessels with the necessary electronic detection systems and anti-submarine weaponry." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear or minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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