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IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND:  THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND., Hewer, Howard.  Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald.  Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon.
21 Hewer, Howard. Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald. Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon. IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND: THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND.
Stoddart, Toronto, 2000. 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077373273X B&w photographs, maps. "In 1940, 19-year-old Howard Hewer dreamed of being the next Billy Bishop, of piloting Spitfires or Hurricanes over Europe. His dream was shattered when he was selected instead for a career as a wireless operator. But his thirst for adventure would certainly be satisfied. He was not to be a pilot, but he would play a vital role in air operations in World War II over Europe and the Mediterrane an. Hewer's life in Bomber Command was never dull, and almost always bittersweet. During training, he fell out of a Fairey Battle, and held on by only one foot high over Lake Erie. In London, he survived a run-in with the infamous 'Piccad i l l y C o m mandos', then dug for victims of an air raid in the rubble of a dance hall. But Hewer found life in the belly of Wellington, or 'Wimpy', bombers the most hazardous of all. He and his crew of 218 and 148 Squadrons flew important nigh t op er at i on s ov er Germany and North Africa, dropping their deadly payloads while dodging enemy flak. All the while, Hewer was busy at the radio controls identifying his Wimpy's position and detecting false codes from Axis operators, who were al way s o n t he pr ow l t o lure unsuspecting Allied bombers into landing on enemy airfields. On perhaps his bravest mission of the war, as a driver for the RAF in North Africa, Hewer drove deep behind enemy lines, where he exchanged fire with I tal ian troo ps. An othe r t ime, in Suez, he became bored while on medical leave, and joined on as a wireless operator on another operation. Soon after takeoff, the plane took flak and crash landed on the desert floor. Hewer was trapped, his le gs c rush ed ag ains t hi s rad io, the e ngines of the plane threatening to explode. At times comical, at others tragic, Howard Hewer's stirring story will leave a lasting imprint on the memory of its readers." Dust jacket has minor rubbing. Nea r Fin e/Nea r Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY., Hill, J.R., general editior.  Consultant editor, Bryan Ranft.
22 Hill, J.R., general editior. Consultant editor, Bryan Ranft. THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1995, Ist printing. 
480 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions, color plates. "The definitive one-volume history of the Royal Navy: 14 expert contributors tell the fascinating story of this great national institution from the Viking invasions to the Falklands War; includes insights into naval life and the Navy's role in society - political, economic, social; lavishly illustrated with hundreds of pictures, many in colour, showing personalities, vessels, and campaigns; unique 'Action Stations' features show how ships were manned for battle in various periods, such as HMS Victory in 1805 or HMS Iron Duke in 1916." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkles. VG+/VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CAPTAIN BLIGH & MR CHRISTIAN: THE MEN AND THE MUTINY., Hough, Richard.
23 Hough, Richard. CAPTAIN BLIGH & MR CHRISTIAN: THE MEN AND THE MUTINY.
E.P. Dutton, New York, 1973, first edition. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates, drawings, maps. "The main outline of the mutiny is widely known and usually seen in strong blacks and whites. It is only through the author's painstaking scholars hip and reinterpretation of the major characters that the classical quality of this saga takes on a new meaning. Mr. Hough's research took him on prolongued journeys from Christian's birthplace to the other side of the world where Christian' s d e a t h and Bligh's miraculous open-boat escape occurred. For the first time Christian is seen as a troubled and guilty man, proud but soft beneath the skin. Bligh, who had been Captain Cook's brilliant navigator and inadvertent assassin, em er g es a s a co urageous but uncertain leader out of touch with the needs of his men....(This book) throws new light on the relations between Bligh and Christian, on Bligh's voyages to the Pacific, and his incredible journey to New South Wales." Lig ht wr ink li ng at top/bottom of spine, minor fading at top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, soiling around edges of flaps, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
101 GREAT WARSHIPS: LEGENDARY WARSHIPS FROM WWI TO THE PRESENT., Jackson, Robert.
24 Jackson, Robert. 101 GREAT WARSHIPS: LEGENDARY WARSHIPS FROM WWI TO THE PRESENT.
London Amber 2008 1905704720 / 9781905704729 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
112 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs, profiles. "In World War I, the battleship still ruled the seas, but the launch of HMS Furious, the first aircraft carrier, and the activities of the German U-boat fleet showed how sea warfare would change. From early vessels such as the Dreadnought and Invincible, through World War II legends like the Bismarck and Formidable to modern-day leviathans including the Nimitz and Ohio classes, (this book) covers the key naval vessels of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Containing developmental history, full specifications giving details of the vessel's dimensions, weight, range, speed, armament, crew and country of origin and a photograph and profile artwork, (it) showcases the great naval vessels of the last 100 years." Previous owner's place, date and signature along with liquid paper over small notation on half-title page; book very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has one tiny chip, some minor edge wrinkling, faint two-word hand writing impression on front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
STRIKE FROM THE SEA: A SURVEY OF BRITISH NAVAL AIR OPERATIONS, 1909-69., Jackson, Robert.
25 Jackson, Robert. STRIKE FROM THE SEA: A SURVEY OF BRITISH NAVAL AIR OPERATIONS, 1909-69.
Arthur Barker, London, 1970. 
234 pp, 8vo 8 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "On 19 July 1918, six Sopwith Camels took off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier 'Furious' off the Schleswig coast. Their mission - to bomb the German Zeppelin sheds at Tondern. It was the first time in history that a force of aircraft had been launched against an enemy objective from an aircraft carrier: the first ever strike from the sea. In the half century that has elapsed since that historic day, the Royal Navy's airmen have carved out a reputation of courage and skill that is second to none. This is their story - a story of men and courage, of crews, aircraft and ships often hurled into battle against hopeless odds. The author has covered every major operation involving the Fleet Air Arm and its predecessor, the RNAS, including Korea, Suez, Malaya and forgotten 'backyard wars' such as the British naval operations against the Bolsheviks in the Baltic in 1919, when the Navy's airmen bombed the Red Fleet in Kronstadt. The Second World War is covered in detail, from the hunt for the 'Graf Spee' to the final assault on Japan and Kamikaze attacks on the carriers of the British Pacific Fleet." Water mark on top corner of text block with some small areas of dye migration into top corner of a few pages, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, light browning on spine, two small edge tears with old tape. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TIN HATS, OILSKINS & SEABOOTS:  A NAVAL JOURNEY, 1938-1945., Jenson, Latham B.  Foreword by W.A.B. Douglas.
26 Jenson, Latham B. Foreword by W.A.B. Douglas. TIN HATS, OILSKINS & SEABOOTS: A NAVAL JOURNEY, 1938-1945.
Robin Brass Studio, Toronto, 2000, reprint. 
312 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 9" D), soft cover. ISBN 1896941141 B&w drawings by the author/artist. "As a boy growing up on the Prairies in the Depression, (the author) dreamed of going to sea, became a sea cadet at HMS Undaunted in Calgary, and in 1938 joined the Royal Canadian Navy as an officer cadet, training with the Royal Navy in Britain until 1941. His wartime service began on HMS Renown in the South Atlantic, searching for the Graf Spee, and off Norway engaging the battleships Scharnh orst and Gneisenau. He lost all his possessions when Renown was damaged by shellfire. He served on HMS Matabele and HMS Hood, leaving that ship weeks before she was sunk with all hands in battle with the Bismarck. Returning to Canada in la t e 1 9 4 1 , he was appointed to HMCS Ottawa, a destroyer on convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic. A year later she was sunk with great loss of life in a battle with German submarines. Jenson was among the lucky ones plucked from the Atlant ic b y a B ri ti sh corvette. He joined HMCS Niagara as executive officer, and in late 1943 briefly commanded the corvette Long Branch before going on to the destroyer Algonquin as executive officer, taking part in raids on German ships, includi ng the T irp itz , a nd being one of the ships to open fire on the shore defences in the invasion of Normandy. Algonquin completed the war raiding German shipping and escorting Allied convoys to Murmansk. The book is illustrated with L.B. Jenson' s l umin ous lin e dr awin gs, as well as sketches and diagrams illustrating uniforms, insignia and so on. His book is a valuable record not only of how ships fought the battles of the Atlantic, but of life on board, where men had to live under d iffi cult cond ition s for week s on end - all seen through the eyes of an energetic and engaging young officer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom edge of front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OPERATION VICTOR SEARCH., Koster, Douglas A.  Dust jacket painting by J.A. Davies.
27 Koster, Douglas A. Dust jacket painting by J.A. Davies. OPERATION VICTOR SEARCH.
Terence Dalton, Lavenham, 1979. 
172 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0900963956 Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "On the 20th August 1959 the prototype Victor Mark 2 bomber disappeared during flight trials over the Irish Sea. The captain of a coa ster bound from the Mersey to the Thames noticed a splash some eight miles away, when off the Pembrokeshire coast, reported it to Ilfracombe Radio Station and made a brief entry in the ship's log. From then on Operation Victor Search was und e r w a y . Controlled by H.M.S. Harrier it involved more than 40 ships and 4,000 men and women and was officially described as 'probably the greatest salvage operation of its type ever undertaken'. Those at sea toiled for long and arduous hours , of t en i n th e most atrocious weather, throughout a wild winter and much of the following year. When the final signal, 'Return to harbour - search complete' went out, the trawlers, backed by salvage vessels, had carried out more than 12,000 ha ul s a nd ne arl y 600 ,000 pieced of the missing Victor had been recovered. This represented 70 per cent of the aircraft and gave the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, enough information for them to be 'reasonably satisfied' that they kn ew the cau se o f th e acci dent." Light wrinkling at top of spine and small bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light rubbing, wrinkling along top edge, small closed tear at top of rear hinge - archivally taped. Very Good /Ve ry G ood- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
28 Langsford, A.E. HMS MARATHON.
Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1989, reprint. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0712620036 "1942: The Mediterranean Operation Stonehenge gets under way - a convoy laden with desperately needed fuel, food and ammunition for the besieged island of Malta sets sail. C aptain Robert Thurston commands the cruiser HMS Marathon, one of the escort vessels, on this Malta run. Thurston is a career officer with a record of conspicuous gallantry under fire, from Jutland to the North Atlantic convoys. But he is al s o a m a n under stress - in the last three years he has seen one ship go to the bottom, leaving pitifully few survivors; he has seen his closest friends and shipmates killed and maimed; he has carried the impossibly heavy burden of responsibilit y fo r h i s me n's welfare in the bloody destruction of war at sea. And soon another cause for concern is added to his worries - Marathon is crippled by enemy action and forced to limp towards Alexandria, a constant target for attack by sea and a ir , v ul ner ab le to the weather and to the enemy alike. Men and machines are stretched to their limit - but the most deadly threat to Thurston's own life and career is yet to be faced. (This) marks the debut of a superb storyteller in A.E. La ngs ford , a nov eli st to i nvite comparison with Patrick O'Brian and Nicholas Monsarrat." Very light browning to top of edge block. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, slight browning at top edge and on spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH SEAMEN.  BRITAIN IN PICTURES - THE BRITISH PEOPLE IN PICTURES SERIES., Mathew, David.
29 Mathew, David. BRITISH SEAMEN. BRITAIN IN PICTURES - THE BRITISH PEOPLE IN PICTURES SERIES.
Collins, London, MCMXXXXIII (1943). 
48 pp, 8 15/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 8 colour plates, 26 b&w illustrations. "Bishop Mathew, one of whose ancestors is a famous admiral, himself served as a Midshipman in the 'Tiger' during the last war. He therefore writes of British Sea men from first hand knowledge and, since he is also an eminent historian, he gives in this book a brilliant account of his subject from early days down to the present time. The author writes of our great Naval engagements with force and vivi d n e s s , of the sailors with deep appreciation and understanding, of the ships themselves with knowledge and love." Very light edge wear. dust jacket has light browning on spine and at top/bottom edges, very light edge wear, a few faint tiny s cu ff s. Ve ry Good+/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HALFHYDE ORDERED SOUTH., McCutchan, Philip.
30 McCutchan, Philip. HALFHYDE ORDERED SOUTH.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1979, first edition. 
220 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297776843 Sixth novel in the "Halfhyde" series. "Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde, RN, finds himself once again under the thumb of his old compatriot, the incoherent and blustering Captain Watkiss, on a diplomatic mission to Chile. Under the guise of a steaming party delivering an obsolete battleship, HMS Meridian, to the Chilean government, Watkiss and Halfhyde learn from the Foreign Office official representative that their real pu rpose is to safeguard British interests in South America threatened by aggressive action on the part of the Germans. Before setting out in the old ironclad, news arrives that a British Admiral has been detained in Valparaiso, and that the w i l y V i c e -Admiral von Merkatz is steaming full ahead in that direction. The Meridian hastily leaves port in pursuit, but while she is still in British waters, Detective Inspector Todhunter from the Metropolitan Police is put aboard, and ano th er t as k i s ad de d to Halfhyde's mission: to track down Todhunter's old enemy Sir Russell Savory, top civil servant turned traitor, who has escaped from prison and is suspected of being in league with von Merkatz. Halfhyde is the first to s igh t v on Mer ka tz, s oon af ter coaling at Madeira, and the race to Valparaiso is on." Faint cigarette odor, light wrinkling at top of spine, tiny soiling speck on fore-edge of textblock, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spi ne a nd rear fl ap-f old, light browning at top inside edge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THUNDER IN THE MORNING CALM:  THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN KOREA 1950-1955., Meyers, Edward C.
31 Meyers, Edward C. THUNDER IN THE MORNING CALM: THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN KOREA 1950-1955.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1992 0920277713 / 9780920277713 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
248 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Between July 1950 and August 1955, when the last Royal Canadian Navy ship returned home from Korea, a total of eight Canadian destroyers performed twenty-one single tours of duty manned by more than 6,000 sailors. In recounting the efforts of the many who served in those almost forgotten ships, (the author) depicts a navy at mid-century, determined to assert its distinct Canadian identity. His is an account of a war viewed from the vantage point of the lower deck; of one whose own experiences and those of his shipmates are testimony to the fact that those who served with the RCN in Korea acquitted themselves admirably and in a manner that has long deserved the recognition and respect of all Canadians." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THUNDER IN THE MORNING CALM:  THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN KOREA 1950-1955., Meyers, Edward C.
32 Meyers, Edward C. THUNDER IN THE MORNING CALM: THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN KOREA 1950-1955.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1992 0920277713 / 9780920277713 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
248 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Between July 1950 and August 1955, when the last Royal Canadian Navy ship returned home from Korea, a total of eight Canadian destroyers performed twenty-one single tours of duty manned by more than 6,000 sailors. In recounting the efforts of the many who served in those almost forgotten ships, (the author) depicts a navy at mid-century, determined to assert its distinct Canadian identity. His is an account of a war viewed from the vantage point of the lower deck; of one whose own experiences and those of his shipmates are testimony to the fact that those who served with the RCN in Korea acquitted themselves admirably and in a manner that has long deserved the recognition and respect of all Canadians." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and a few very faint line indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
CHAMPAGNE NAVY:  CANADA'S SMALL BOAT RAIDERS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Nolan, Brian and Street, Brian Jeffrey.
33 Nolan, Brian and Street, Brian Jeffrey. CHAMPAGNE NAVY: CANADA'S SMALL BOAT RAIDERS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Random House 1991 0394221419 / 9780394221410 Soft Cover Very Good 
260 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs. "Through meticulous research and interviews with men that served with Coastal Forces, Nolan and Street tell a story of young men with a flair for attack, living charmed lives both at sea and on land. They were legends, snubbing all authority but risking their lives constantly. Victory in battle was almost always achieved by stealth, deception, and a strict adherence to a primal instinct of survival. Their nightly sorties against the enemy's Schellboote brought them face-to-face with the world's deadliest navy." Interior - tiny light stain on inside of front cover and on opposite page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - spine is very slightly cocked and has a few light creases. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
34 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.
35 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
 
 
AIRFIX MAGAZINE ANNUAL 6 FOR MODELLERS., Quarrie, Bruce, ed.  (Martin Holbrook, Gerald Scarborough, Alan Hall, Roger Chesneau, John Dandars, Bryan Philpott, Richard Gardner, Dave Becker, Michael Bowyer, Gerry Preece, Ron Wood, Noel Smith, Michael Andress, Terry Wise, Bruce Robertson.)
36 Quarrie, Bruce, ed. (Martin Holbrook, Gerald Scarborough, Alan Hall, Roger Chesneau, John Dandars, Bryan Philpott, Richard Gardner, Dave Becker, Michael Bowyer, Gerry Preece, Ron Wood, Noel Smith, Michael Andress, Terry Wise, Bruce Robertson.) AIRFIX MAGAZINE ANNUAL 6 FOR MODELLERS.
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1976. 
100 pp, 9 15/16" H, hard cover in glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 0850592267 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, diagrams, plans, uniform studies, etc. Contents: MiG 15; SdKfz 223; Victor , Valiant and Vulcan: V-bomber story; HMS Cambelltown; Motor infantry in the desert; MiG 15; Chasseurs a Cheval de la Garde; South African Mirages; The pick of Photopage; Luftwaffe fighter heraldry; Steyr 640 trucks; Highball Mosquito; To sink t h e T irpitz; Roman artillery: Onager, ballista and crews; Photo Quiz; Ford Model 'T van; Paddle steamer tug; French Foreign Legion forts; CDS and Crane Matildas; Would you believe it?; Steyr 640. Minor bump at top/bottom of spine, very light wear a t c or ners, light rubbing to glossy boards. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 12: THE VOLKSWAGEN STORY., Ramsey, Winston G., editor.  (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al
37 Ramsey, Winston G., editor. (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 12: THE VOLKSWAGEN STORY.
London Battle of Britain Prints International 1976 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
53 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, plans. Contents: The Volkswagen Story; Personality: Lieutenant-Commander Peter Scott; Preservation: America's Preserved Warships; Wreck Recovery: Wreckology in Holland; United Kingdom: The Secret Underground Railway Executive H.Q.; War Film: It Happened Here; It Happened Here: The Battle of Takrouna. Interior - very small soft bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - some very light edge wrinkling on covers, one tiny edge tear (archivally taped) with crease on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
38 Reeman, Douglas. (a.k.a. Alexander Kent.) WINGED ESCORT
London Hutchinson 1975 0091247403 / 9780091247409 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Chris Mayger, cover art. 
286 pp, 8 3/4" H. Military fiction. "During the Second World War, the losses of ships and men in Allied convoys rose to such proportions that sinkings often far outpaced replacements. As the toll of ships mounted, the escort carrier was born. She had the hull of an uncompleted merchant ship, but had a flight deck and upperworks of a conventional carrier. These makeshift vessels, single-screwed and with only wooden flight-decks to protect them from dive-bombers, performed miracles in every theatre of war. This is the story of one of them, HMS Growler, seen through the eyes of Tim Rowan, a naval pilot - a story which takes Growler through the long drawn out misery of Russian convoys to the terrifying onslaught of Japanese Kamikaze in the Indian Ocean." Tiny scuff on front board, small bump at bottom front corner, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small corner crease on front flap, 1" edge tear with old tape on inside, one very small edge tear with crease - archivally taped, slight browning at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BADGE OF GLORY., Reeman, Douglas.  (a.k.a. Alexander Kent.)  Dust jacket art by Terry Hadler.
39 Reeman, Douglas. (a.k.a. Alexander Kent.) Dust jacket art by Terry Hadler. BADGE OF GLORY.
Hutchinson, London, 1982, first edition. 
366 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091504708 "(T)he first novel in the (Blackwood) series, opens in August 1850, when Captain Philip Blackwood rejoins his ship, HMS Audacious. It is peacetime and although sometimes engaged i n small overseas campaigns the world's mightiest navy has settled into a routine of tradition and ceremonial. With the coming of the steam age many younger officers are pressing for change and modernisation whereas their superiors for the most p a r t see coal-fired ships as a challenge to their own power. Blackwood soon discovers that he is about to get all the action he needs as the squadron's new admiral receives orders to sail to West Africa and stamp out the remaining strongholds o f sl av er y. Blackwood is also made to realize that there is more to leading his men that holding a firm line in battle. Love, hate, ambition and envy are forces which he must also confront. 'Per Mare - Per Terram' is the Royal Marines' proud mo tt o, and in the heat of Africa and later in the bitter war of the Crimea Blackwood and his men must obey it without question." Slight cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of text block, small remainder mark (dot) on top of text block, sm all bu mp a t bp ttom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has heavy browning at top edge of flaps, light browning at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH AVIATION.  BRITISH LIFE AND THOUGH SERIES NO. 8., Robertson, F.A. de V., Major.
40 Robertson, F.A. de V., Major. BRITISH AVIATION. BRITISH LIFE AND THOUGH SERIES NO. 8.
London Longmans Green 1942 Second Revised Edition Soft Cover with Self Flaps Good+ 
52 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Contents: Civil Aviation (Air Transport and Civil Flying / Air Transport in the Dominions / Imperial Airways Limited / The Empire Air Mail Scheme / Flying in Britain); The Royal Air Force (R.A.F. Organisation / The Air Defence of Great Britain / The R.A.F. Overseas / Police Bombing / India / Singapore / The Fleet Air Arm); The Air Side of the War (The Luftwaffe / British Achievements / The Air War at Sea / The Empire Training Scheme / The Air War in 1941). Interior - bump at bottom of page gutters, clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bump to bottom of spine, minor lean to spine, light wrinkling at spine edges and bottom edge of front cover, minor soiling, tiny bump to fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 22.00 USD
 
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