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Nelson : The Commander

By: Bennett ,Geoffrey

Price: £13.55

Publisher: Uk, Batsford Ltd.: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02172

ISBN: 0713412119

Condition: Very Good


Did Nelson really earn the fame and honour that history has heaped upon him? Did his strategy match his tactical skill? What were his qualities - as a sea commander. These are some of the questions to the author seeks an answer in this first full - length study to be written by a professional naval officer since Mahan's classic Life was published more than 70 years ago. There is some sun fading to the spine and the red page edges at the top, and some shelf wear to the ba... View more info

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The Times Great Military Lives: Leadership and Courage - A Century in Obituaries (Times (Times Books))

By: Brunskil lan; Guy Liardet

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK., Times Books: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02593

ISBN: 0007276702

Condition: Very Good


The obituaries collected in this volume are outstanding military commanders of the 19th and 20th centuries. These were remarkable men. Sometimes complex and difficult, often intellectually brilliant and physically brave, always with the confidence and clarity of mind to take the difficult decisions which might carry a vital battle or campaign. Above all, they were great leaders of men, ready to bear the lonely responsibility of high command, ever aware that they had the... 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: £13.55

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: £13.55

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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Fleet Battle and Blockade: The French Revolutionary War 1793-1797 (Caxton pictorial histories)

By: Gardiner, Robert

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Caxton Editions: 2004

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03476

ISBN: 184067363X

Condition: Near Fine


This volume is the first of five covering the whole of the French Revolutionary, Napoleonic and 1812 Wars based on contemporary images, a series depicting the reality of warfare under sail in a depth never previously attained. The D/J has a little edgewear and a small mark to its leading edge. A good clean tight copy. 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 f... View more info

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Collision Course

By: Lygo, Raymond

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK, The Book Guild Ltd.: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02969

ISBN: 1857765141

Condition: Very Good


On retirement from the Navy, industry beckoned in the shape of British Aerospace which, as chief executive and managing director, he nursed it through the traumatic experience of being the first nationalized company to be privatized. This is a fascinating biography of a boy who left school at 14 and ended up an admiral and chief executive of one of Britain's biggest companies. There is light bumping to the corners but is otherwise a tight clean copy. PLEASE NOTE; Interna... View more info

The Young Nelson in the Americas

By: Pocock, Tom.

Price: £9.03

Publisher: UK, Wm Collins & Sons & Co: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02220

ISBN: 0002165627

Condition: Very Good


Nelson's immortal victories were won in the seas around Europe but a s Tom ion that shows in this brilliant and original book it was the American and West Indies station that formed him as a sea officer and fighting commander we know so well today. The spine is slightly cocked. 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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Great Admirals: Command at Sea, 1587-1945 (Naval Institute Press)

By: Sweetman, Jack

Price: £13.55

Publisher: U.S.A., Naval Institute Press: 1997

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02604

ISBN: 087021229X

Condition: Very Good


`This collection of nineteen biographical essays has been written by a distinguished international team of naval historians in a style readily accessible to the general reader. It examines admirals of many navies - from the gun armed sailing ship onward, through nearly four centuries - who gave naval combat a recognisably modern form. The DJ shows light shelf ware and creasing to the top of the front panel. View more info

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Admiral Lord Howe: A Biography

By: Syrett, David

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK., Spellmount Publishers Ltd: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02443

ISBN: 186227262X

Condition: Very Good


David Syrett's study of Admiral Lord Howe fills a large gap in the historiography of the Royal Navy. Howe, although a seminal figure in British naval history, is one of the least studied admirals of the age of fighting sail. In this ground-breaking study scholarly biography the author lucidly analyzes and effectively appraises the career of one of the greatest admirals in British history. View more info

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HM Submarines in Camera- An illustrated history of British Submarines 1901-199-

By: Tall,J.J. & Paul Kemp

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Sutton Publishing Ltd: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03274

ISBN: 1856054330

Condition: Very Good


The Royal Navy Submarine Service of today plays a central role in the defence of Great Britain. But in the early years of the twentieth century, the role of the submarine was anything but central to the Royal Navy. This book is illustrated throughout with archive photographs accompanied by detailed captions. There is light shelf-wear to the D/W edges. A good, clean and tight copy. PLEASE NOTE; international economy shipping is by sea and may take up to 90 days to arrive... View more info

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Commander: The Life and Exploits of Britain's Greatest Frigate Captain

By: Taylor, Stephen

Price: £10.84

Publisher: UK., Faber & Faber: 2013

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02743

ISBN: 0571277128

Condition: Very Good


Edward Pellew, captain of the legendary ' Indefatigable ' was quite simply the greatest frigate captain in the age of sail. The likely model for Jack Aubrey in Patrick O'Brian's novels, he was orphaned at eight and fought his way up from the bottom of the Navy to fleet command and a viscountcy. Ferociously combative and an incomparable seaman. PLEASE NOTE: International Economy shipping to world zones 1 and 2 is by sea and could take up to 90 days to arrive. View more info

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One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander

By: Woodward, Admiral,Sir Sandy. with patrick Robinson.

Price: £11.30

Publisher: UK., Book Club Association.: 1992

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 02617

Condition: Very Good


On 2nd April 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. The British response was swift, some said foolhardy. The mission of the Battle Group under the command of Rear Admiral Sandy Woodward presented a challenge that seemed all but insurmountable, and it was to require men of the highest calibre, professionalism and fortitude to carry it off. It also required exceptional leadership. TheDJ shows signs of use with creasing to the edges , top and bottom and light scratch... View more info