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The War For All The Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo

By: Adkins, Roy;

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK, Little, Brown.co.uk: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02923

ISBN: 0316728373

Condition: Very Good


Brought vividly to life by the words and stories of people caught up in the conflict, this is a sweeping history of the years of naval warfare that set the balance of power in Europe for the following century. Encompassing gallant duels between single ships, bloody battles between huge fleets, daring coastal raids, amphibious assaults on naval bases and the subtleties of espionage and naval intelligence, this global conflict truly was ' The War for all the Oceans.' There is light marking to the text block edges. View more info

Image for The A-Z of Royal Naval ships' Badges 1919-1989: Volume ! HMS Abdiel- HMS Avon Vale.

The A-Z of Royal Naval ships' Badges 1919-1989: Volume ! HMS Abdiel- HMS Avon Vale.

By: B.J.Wilkinson, T.P. Stopford and D.Taylor

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Neptune Books Ltd: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03829

Condition: Fine


This book is the first in a series of twenty volumes which, when completed will illustrate and describe every badge of the Royal Navy to be approved by the ship's Badges committee from 1919 until 1989. Full of black & white photographs of Royal naval ship's and their descriptions, a must for the modern naval historian or naval enthusiast. View more info

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Trafalgar: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sea Battle in History

By: Best, Nicholas

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03604

ISBN: 0297846221

Condition: Fine


Nicholas Best recreates the terrible tension and uncertainty of the naval campaign that led to one of the most famous sea fights in history. The author's original research draws on a wide range of eyewitnesses to craft a truly gripping minute-by-minute account of the most famous sea battle of all time. We have covered this book in a removable protective cover which will come with the book. A good , clean and tight copy. View more info

Engage the enemy more closely; the Royal Navy in the Second World War.

By: Correlli Barnett

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03779

ISBN: 0340339012

Condition: Near Fine


This book presents a challengingly novel interpretation of Britain's wartime role as an island seapower and the mother country of a worldwide Empire. The author demonstrates that the British Empire with its oceanic communications, was less a source of strength to Britain than of weakness. Britain's global predicament fell upon the Royal Navy - but a Navy far too small for its tasks owing to the disarmament of the 1920s and the belated rearmament of the 1930s. The D/J shows wear to its edges and corners and is also priced clipped. View more info

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Great Battles of the Royal Navy: As Commemorated in the Gunroom, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth

By: Grove, Eric

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK., Bramley Books: 1998

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02799

ISBN: 185833845X

Condition: Very Good


As one of the greatest navies in world history, the Royal Navy has a glorious tradition and heritage spanning the centuries of its service to Britain and the crown. With 25 battles selected discussed and assessed by an international author team and superbly illustrated by colour paintings and contemporary photographs and prints. This book will delight all with an interest in the sea, its ships and the greatest actions fought over 1100 years of naval history. On the last page ( 256) there is light marking. The DJ light shelf ware and has ware to its corners. View more info

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To Shining Sea: A History of the United States Navy, 1775-1989

By: Howarth, Stephen.

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK., Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02674

ISBN: 0297797271

Condition: Very Good


This is a landmark work of naval history - the most comprehensive and authoritative narrative account of American sea power written in recent times. Global in scope yet always human in scale, To Shining Sea demonstrates profound respect for the courage , skill and professionalism of the men and women of the U.S. Navy. The text block is sun tanned, and the DJ is shelf worn with ware to the corners which have small tears the front and rear panels are scuffed. View more info

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In Which They Served: The Royal Navy Officer Experience in the Second World War

By: Lavery, Brian

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Conway: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02931

ISBN: 1844860701

Condition: Very Good


This is the compelling untold story of how a new breed of British naval officers trained for, fought and help win the Second World War at sea.Superbly illustrated ,it is a first-rate read for anyone with an interest in, or connection to , the wartime Royal Navy. There are small dents to the side of the spine on the D/W and there is also some rippling to the edges of the D/W. View more info

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War at Sea: A Naval History of World War II

By: Nathan Miller

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Scribner: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03991

ISBN: 0684803801

Condition: Near Fine


War at Sea covers every major sea battle of World War II. The heroics at Dunkirk, the suspenseful search for the Graf Spee, the dramatic sinking of the Bismarck, the great carrier battles in the Pacific - all are bought to life here in this exceptional volume. A good , clean and tight. View more info

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The Real Hornblower: Life of Admiral Sir James Gordon, GCB

By: Perrett, Bryan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Arms & Armour Ltd: 1998

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02790

ISBN: 1854094068

Condition: Very Good


Ever since C.S.Forester's fictional hero Hornblower began to delight readers , there has been speculation as to which naval officer he was based on. The author believes that Forester based Hornblower on Captain James Alexander Gordon RN, and with further investigation he found more correlation between the two figures. The DJ shows light ware to the edges and corners. View more info

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Cochrane: Britannia's Sea Wolf

By: Thomas, Donald

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Cassell & Co.: 1999

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03657

ISBN: 0304352829

Condition: Near Fine


The life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane is more extraordinary than that of Nelson and more than outshines his fictional counterparts, Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubry. With a small brig-sloop he harried the French and Spanish shipping in the Mediterranean seizing over fifty vessels, one of them a powerful frigate many times the size of his own ship. Little wonder that Napoleon dubbed him ' the sea wolf '. There is a long indentation on the rear panel. A near fine, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Age of Drake

By: Williamson, James.A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Adam & Charles Black: 1952

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 03615

Condition: Very Good


This book is a cleverly planned and well-balanced book, since it combines a fairly detailed history of slave-dealing, piratical raids, colonisation, and the discovery of new countries with that of the European political background and popular state of mind in England which called out and applauded these events. The hardboards have bumps to the corners and plain brown D/w has a tear and creasing at the top of the spine , and the corners are worn. It is still a good, tight reading copy. View more info

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The War At Sea: 1939-45: The War at Sea, 1939-45 v. 1

By: Winton, John

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK., Pimlico: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02711

ISBN: 071266064X

Condition: Very Good


This is the first volume in the unique ' Freedom's Battle ' trilogy, which provides intensely vivid accounts of war at sea, in the air and on the land. Far better than any single narrative, the extracts build up a complete picture of War as it was experienced by the men and women who actually for in it. There is a crease on the rear panel.The text block is lightly spotted. View more info

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Fighting Admirals of World War II

By: Wragg, David

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK., Pen & Sword. maritime.: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02802

ISBN: 1844158608

Condition: Very Good


Fighting Admirals of World War II examines in detail the key naval commanders of both sides.For the Allies the author has picked five British admirals and five US. Representing the Axis are six naval commanders, three German and three Japanese. In addition he has chosen two French admirals on account of the problems faced by Vichy France. In selecting the list, the author has made their decisive role in the war the only criterion. This is a good tight clean copy. View more info