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The History of the British U Class Submarine

By: Derek Walters

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Gardners Books: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04243

ISBN: 184415131X

Condition: Very Good


Originally designed in 1934 as a small simple submarine for anti-submarine training, the ' U' Class submarine's career turned out to be far more dramatic and valuable than that. This is the first book to examine thoroughly and celebrate the service of this fine class of submarine. readers will find it a fascinating and gripping tale of courage often under appalling conditions as well as a comprehensive and authoritative record. There is staining to the rear page edges. there is light creasing to the top of the D/W. View more info

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Out with Garibaldi : A story of the Liberation of Italy

By: G.A.Henty

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Forgotten Books : classic reprint Series.: 2012

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04212

ISBN: 1000260496

Condition: Very Good


This is a Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the quality of the aged text. This could be a print on Demand book. View more info

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X-Craft Versus Tirpitz: The Mystery of the Missing X5

By: Jacobsen, Alf

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK., Sutton Publishing: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02506

ISBN: 075094112X

Condition: Very Good


Award winning journalist Alf Jacobsen relates one of the most incredible tales of the Second World War, when Royal Navy X-craft midget submarines attacked the mighty German battleship Turpitz planting high explosives beneath the keel as it lay in the fjords of northern Norway. X5 and her crew were never heard of again, and were thought to have failed in their operation, but new evidence by Jacobsen may point to them actually succeeding in their mission. This book is a fascinating read in to one of the secret missions of World War Two. View more info

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C.A.X.T.O.N The Description of Britain

By: Marie Collins.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Guild Publishing: 1988

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 03674

Condition: Near Fine


Gloriously illustrated, with woodcuts, engravings and illustrated manuscripts dating from Caxton's days and before, as well as recent photographs, and aerial views of contemporary Britain, this book will appeal to all those who love the British Isles and are intrigued by there history. There is an inscription on the inside of the front board and the dj has wear to the edges and a small tear to the front lower corner. Otherwise a good , clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain 1649-1815

By: N A M Rodger

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2005

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04544

ISBN: 0140288961

Condition: Very Good


In this gripping book, the author charts the nation's rise to mastery of the ocean. He tells the story not just of the great voyages and battles - from the Dutch Wars to Trafalgar - but also shows the crucial place of the Navy in the life of the British nation and government. There is creasing across the rear top corner. A good, tight copy. View more info

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The Mistresses of Cliveden: Three Centuries of Scandal, Power and Intrigue in an English Stately Home

By: Natalie Livingstone

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04060

ISBN: 0091954525

Condition: Near Fine


' The Mistress of Cliveden,' is by turns a historical epic, a political thriller, a family drama and an intimate history of the relationships between people and place. above all, it is a story about sex and power, and the ways in which exceptional women have evaded, exploited and confronted the expectations of their times. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Secrets of The Conqueror: The Untold Story of Britain's Most Famous Submarine

By: Prebble, Stuart

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03119

ISBN: 057129720X

Condition: Very Good


Stuart Prebble has waite thirty years to tell his story, and in this book he finally does so. The revelations of what these brave submariners did before and after the war in the Falklands is one of the great British military success stories, which has been buried under layers of official secrecy for three decades. A tight clean copy. View more info

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Sea of Memories

By: Smith, Stan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Spellmount Publishers Ltd: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03353

ISBN: 0946771189

Condition: Very Good


This book is one man's adventures over 29 years in the Royal Navy. William Stanley Smith, was born in 1899. At the age of 15 years he ran away to sea and this is the beginning of a fascinating story. Stan Smith's recollection of the Great Fighting Ships of the First World War including the ' Q' Ships makes this book both interesting and informative. With light indentations and rippling to the D/W this is a good clean copy. View more info

Dog Painting 1840-1940: A Social History of the Dog in Art

By: William Secord

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK, Antique Collectors Club: 1992

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03985

ISBN: 1851491392

Condition: Near Fine


From the diminutive Chihuahua to the massive St Bernard, this splendid account of some fifty of the most popular breeds provides an original and penetrating artistic record of humankind's faithful companions. There is a small tear to the bottom front corner on the D/W. View more info