Title CANADA'S FIGHTING SHIPS. HISTORICAL PUBLICATION 12. CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM.
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good-
Edition First Edition
Publisher Toronto Samuel Stevens, Hakkert, 1975
0888665660 / 9780888665669
Seller ID 22900
116 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Canada provided the third largest allied navy in the Second World War. The Royal Canadian Navy, born amidst controversy over its very existence just before the First World War grew from small beginnings with the acquisition of the cruisers Rainbow and Niobe to radical expansion in the 1940's to fight the battle of the Atlantic. The RCN has always been a wartime service: its first submarines were bought, not by Ottawa, but by British Columbia, in the tumultuous days immediately preceding the outbreak of war in 1914. Its last aircraft carrier, the Bonaventure, left commission despite a costly refit as the tensions of the Cold War receded. (This) is the story of the ships of the RCN giving a brief history of their active service and presenting a visual account of Canada's Navy in dramatic pictures of Canada's own ships." Slight browning in margins of pages, light browning to edges of text block, light waviness to top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light rubbing to surfaces, a few small soft creases at edges.