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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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Nelson and Napoleon: The Long Haul to Trafalgar

By: Christopher Lee

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Book Publishing: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04790

ISBN: 0755310411

Condition: Near Fine


" Nelson and Napoleon " is the story that led to Britannia ruling the waves for more than a hundred years. It is the biggest story to be told in Britain's maritime history. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Cochrane the Dauntless: The Life and Adventures of Thomas Cochrane

By: Cordingly, David

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02133

ISBN: 074758088X

Condition: Very Good


Patrick O'Brian, C.S.Forester and Captain Marryat all based their literary heroes on Thomas Cochrane, but as David Cordingly shows, Cochrane's own exploits were far more daring and exciting than those of his fictional counterparts. 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

Admiral Lord ST.Vincent: Saint or Tyrant? The Life of Sir John Jervis Nelson's Patron

By: Davidson . James D.G.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Pen and Sword Ltd.: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02120

ISBN: 184415386X

Condition: Very Good


Admiral Lord St Vincent-Saint or Tyrant? is compelling reading for all with an interest in British maritime history and reveals the true character of a man who was formidable even by the exacting standards of his period. View more info

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Nelson's Favourite : HMS Agamemnon at War 1781 - 1809

By: Deane, Anthony

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Chatham Publishing: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02139

ISBN: 1861760019

Condition: Very Good


This compelling narrative recounts the 28-year career of HMS Agamemnon, a 64-gun ship of the line which became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy, commanded between 1793 and 1796 by Nelson, who always referred to her as his favorite ship. This fascinating account of her career highlightss all the significant events of the period and portrays the authentic world of the Nelsonic era. There is a little rippling to the top of the D/W. View more info

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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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Poor Jack: The Perilous History of the Merchant Seaman

By: Hope, Ronald

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Chatham Publishing: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04937

ISBN: 1861761619

Condition: Very Good


Poor Jack skilfully draws a picture of a social and professional world that is entertaining as it is informative. By turns horrifying, amusing and thought - provoking, the book follows Poor jack ashore and afloat through the typical vicissitudes of his exotic but uncertain life. There is a slight spine lean. and the top front corner shows ware to it. 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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Castles Of Steel: Britain, Germany and the Winning of The Great War at Sea

By: K Massie, Robert

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 05011

ISBN: 0224040928

Condition: Very Good


In August 1914 the two greatest navies in the world confronted each other across the North Sea. This book is about leadership and command, bravery and timidity, genius and folly, qualities that are displayed magnificently by Robert K. Massie's literary mastery. A good, tight and clean 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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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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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

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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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U-Boats off Bermuda: Patrol Summaries and Merchant Ship Survivors Landed in Bermuda 1940-1944

By: Wiberg, Eric

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Fonthill Media: 2017

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04961

ISBN: 1781556067

Condition: Very Good


U-boats off Bermuda expands upon an obscure theatre in great detail, comprehensively examining the perspectives of both Allied and Axis participants. Detailed analysis of specific U-boat patrols and their commanders is provided, listing the history of each ship, how they were damaged, and what happened to the survivors. A good, tight and clean copy. View more info