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The Defensive. The first of three volumes. This volume deals with the beginning of the second world war from 1939 to 1941. xxii + 664 pages. Numerous folding b/w charts. Spine and cover edges are browned. Foxing; heaviest to endpapers, outer page edges and margins. Map to page 65 appears to have been misfolded a few times; chips and nicks along with browning to protruding edge. Wrapper is edge-creased with tears and chips; browned to spine and edges; small white splash mark to bottom edge of front panel.
Oblong format. B/w photos. Bumping to spine. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with closed tear to one corner; a few small nicks.
With a Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet The Lord Lewin. B/w photos. Revised and updated edition. ISBN: 0947554483. SIGNED by crew members of ships mentioned in this book. Wrapper is faded to spine.
Separating the truth from the myth of this headline-making event of the early days of the Second World War. Blue boards, black title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0709197373. SIGNED in ink to front endpaper by a prisoner of 4 months on the Altmark. Faint odour present. Blue dustwrapper is unevenly faded, browned to rear panel and a faint damp stain to lower spine edge.
CORVETTES OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY 1939-1945
Written by Ken Macpherson; Marc Milner.
Stock no. 1817100
Published by Vanwell Publishing Limited. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Large format. B/w photos. Fold-out pages to rear. ISBN: 0920277837. A few tiny minor marks to front board spine edge. A few foxspots to rear pastedown and map at rear, and also to top edge of text block. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed
THE GRAND SCUTTLE: THE SINKING OF THE GERMAN FLEET AT SCAPA FLOW IN 1919
Written by Dan Van Der Vat.
Stock no. 1817064
Published by Birlinn Limited. 2002. Very good condition.
The remarkable story of the scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow. Previously unused German archive material, eye-witness accounts and the recollections of survivors. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos. 240 pages including index. ISBN: 1843410001. Creasing and a few grubby marks to rear cover.
Scapa Flow is the seaway that runs between the Orkney mainland and the island of Hoy and is the northern base of the Royal Navy and Allied fleets in the two world wars. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos. xviii and 379 pages including index. ISBN: 9781843410263.
The raising of the scuttled German High Seas Fleet from Scapa Flow - the greatest salvage operation of all time. B/w photos. ISBN: 9781843410102.
The Royal Navy's first ocean-going battleship and the then largest, fastest, and most powerful warship in the world. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos and illustrations. 96 pages. ISBN: 0907771343.
K BOAT CATASTROPHE: EIGHT SHIPS AND FIVE COLLISIONS
Written by N.S. Nash.
Stock no. 1816705
Published by Pen & Sword Maritime. 1st 2009. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
The Full Story of the 'Battle' of the Isle of May. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9781844159840.
The author relates how he went to sea and some of his adventures and experiences during his years under the White Ensign and the Red Engsign. Cardwraps. B/w photos. v and 249 pages. ISBN: 1904445101.
Drawing from over 500 sources in over 50 countries worldwide, this book aims to explain why and how peacetime accidents have resulted in hundreds of naval vessels wither being stricken from active service as constructive total losses, being declared as beyond economical repair, or being lost completely - often with heavy loss of life. Red boards, silver title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9781904459323.