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181 POPE, Dudley TOVEY, Lord, Admiral of the Fleet (foreword) 73 North : The Defeat of Hitler's Navy. in dj.
J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1958, 
POPE, Dudley. 73 North : The Defeat of Hitler's Navy. Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Tovey. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott, (1958). Pp. 288 + 16 p. of plates. 8vo, red cloth spine with patterned grey paper coveredboards. Law 0511 On New Years' Day, 1943, Adolf Hitler declared "this mean s the passing of the High Seas Fleet", when he ordered the scrapping of thewhole of the German surface fleet. This volume details the Battle of the B arents Sea, whose events led to Hitler's decision to abandon the German navy. Light marginalia, top edge a bit dusty, else very good in lightly rubbed, nicked, spine-sunned, corner-trimmed but not-price-clipped dust jacket. 25.00

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182 POTTER, E.B. Sea Power. 2nd ed
Naval Institute, 1981, ISBN:0870216074 
POTTER, E.B. Sea Power : A Naval History. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, (1981). Second Edition. Pp 419. Double column. Illustrated. 4to, blue illustrated cloth. Chapters: 1. The Age of Galley Warfare; 2. The Rise of English Sea Power; 3. The Seven Years' War; 4. The War of the American Revolution, I; 5. The War of the American Revolution; 6. The War of the French Revolution; 7. Nelson and Bonaparte; 8. The War of the French Empire;9. The Beginnings of the United States Navy; 10. The War of 1812; 11. Navi es in Transition, 1815-1860; 12. The American Civil War: The Blockade and the Cruisers; 13. The War in the West; 14. Closing the Confederate Ports; 15. Naval Developments in the Late Nineteenth Century; 16. The Rise of Japanese Naval Power; 17. The Spanish-American War; 18. The Rise of American Naval Power; 19. World War I: Surface Actions; 20. The Campaign for Constantinople; 21. The War against Shipping; 22. Disarmament and Rearmament; 23. World War II: The German-Italian Offensive; 24. The Battle of the Atlantic; 25.The Defeat of Italy and Germany; 26. The Japanese Offensive; 27. Beginning the Allied Counteroffensive; 28. The Dual Advance; 29. Submarines in the P acific War; 30. The Defeat of Japan; 31. The Beginning of the Cold War; 32.Implementing the U.S. Policy of Containment; 33. New Weapons, New Challeng es. With bibliography and index. Light wear to spine ends, else very good. Ex-libris Admiral Fred Crickard, RCN (with book tag). 30.00

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183 POTTER, John Deane Fiasco. US in dj. ex-lib.
Stein and Day, 1970, 
POTTER, John Deane. Fiasco : The Break-out of the German Battleships. N.Y.: Stein and Day, (1970). Pp 235. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth spine. Law 0494. Ex-library, else vg in dj. 18.00

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184 POWELL, Michael Graf Spee. 1st UK in dj
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1956, 
POWELL, Michael. Graf Spee. L.: Hodder & Stoughton, (1956). First Edition. Pp (6),7-224, colour frontis. 8vo, green cloth. Law 0114. Chapters : 1. TheAfrica Shell [a 706-ton tanker]; 2. The Tiger of the Sea; 3. The Tiger and the Jackal; 4. The Hunters; 5. Idyll; 6. Various Parties Converging on the West; 7. The Battle of the River Plate; 8. The Purple Land; 9. Wednesday N ight; 10. Thursday; 11. Friday; 12. Saturday; 13. Sunday; 14. Men and Ships. Top edge lightly spotted, else vg in nicked, price-clipped dj (with one-inch tear to front panel). 45.00

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185 POWELL, Michael Graf Spee. 1st UK no dj
Hodder & Stoughton, 1956, 
POWELL, Michael. Graf Spee. L.: Hodder & Stoughton, (1956). First Edition. Pp (6),7-224, colour frontis. 8vo, green cloth. Law 0114. Chapters : 1. TheAfrica Shell [a 706-ton tanker]; 2. The Tiger of the Sea; 3. The Tiger and the Jackal; 4. The Hunters; 5. Idyll; 6. Various Parties Converging on the West; 7. The Battle of the River Plate; 8. The Purple Land; 9. Wednesday N ight; 10. Thursday; 11. Friday; 12. Saturday; 13. Sunday; 14. Men and Ships. Worn, cloth rubbed, foxing, edge spotting, two leaves corner-clipped. 14.00

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186 PRESTON, Antony Battleships of World War I: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Battleships of all Nations 1914-1918. 1st in dj.
Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, Pa., 1972, 
PRESTON, Antony. Battleships of World War I: An Illustrated Encyclopedia ofthe Battleships of all Nations 1914-1918. (Harrisburg, Pa.): Stackpole Boo ks, (1972). First American Printing. Pp. [1]-260. Illustrated with drawingsand black and white photos, double column. 4to, black cloth covers with go ld lettering to spine. "Battleships of World War I presents data, illustrations, and career notes for each and every battleship, documenting not only the roles of the bigger dreadnoughts and battle cruisers, but also the workof the older, more obscure predreadnoughts - which often saw a larger shar e of the action than the main fleets. All the belligerent nations are dealtwith in detail - Britain, France, U.S.A, Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Brazil, Japan - and there is also brief coverage of the neutral navies. The author provides a penetrating introduction to each country's battle fleet, painting in the political, economic, and strategic background, as well as tabulating comparative gunnery data, naval base and dockyard locations, the relative performance of the fleets and their indiv idual components, plus sectional drawings to demonstrate the construction and working of the ships and their guns." -from the dj. Few small markings to covers, else vg in dj with two small chips to top of spine, minor wear tocorners, and sticker to rear. 50.00

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187 PRESTON, Antony Battleships. in dj.
Bison Books, 1982, ISBN:0861240634 
PRESTON, Antony. Battleships. (Greenwich, Conn.): Bison Books, (1982). Pp 64. Illustrated. 4to, navy cloth. A brief illustrated introduction the development of the battleship in the twentieth century. Rubbed, else vg in chipped dj. 12.00

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188 PRESTON, Antony BATCHELOR, John. Submarines Since 1919
Marshall Cavendish Promotions, Hicksville, NY, 1974, 
PRESTON, Antony and John BATCHELOR. The Submarine Since 1919. (Hicksville, NY : Marshall Cavendish Promotions) c. 1974. Pp [1]-63. Illustrated throughout. Large 8vo, illustrated cardcovers. History of the World Wars Special. The chapters (unnumbered in the text) are 1. Between the Wars : A WholesomePerspective. 2. Submarines in the Atlantic : The Hunter or the Hunted? 3. The Crisis; 4. British Midget Submarines; 5. Submarines in the Mediterranean; 6. Submarines in the Pacific : The Roles Reversed; 7. Post-War Developments : The Spoils of Victory; 8. Submarine Weapons and Anti-Submarine Weapons : The Ultimate Warship? A brief but very well illustrated history of British, U.S., French, Italian, German, Russian and Japanese submarines, from the end of World War One to the 1970s. Covers lightly rubbed, else very good. 10.00

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189 PRESTON, Antony BATCHELOR, John. History of the World Wars Special Submarine 1578-1919
Phoebus, 0, 
PRESTON, Antony and John BATCHELOR. The Submarine 1578-1919. (N.p.): Phoebus Pub., (n.d.). History of the World Wars Special. Pp 64. Illustrated. 4to,illustrated card covers. A brief, well illustrated history of the early de velopment of the submarine to the end of World War One. Interesting coverage of the U.S. Civil War and the various theatres of action in the Great War. Very good. 25.00

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190 PRIEN, Gunther U-Boat Commander.
Wingate-Baker, London & New York, 1969, 
PRIEN, Gunther. U-Boat Commander. London & New York : Wingate-Baker, (1969). Second Printing. Pp [1]-158,(2), frontis + 8 pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. The Start. 2. Under Full Sail. 3. Shipwreck. 4. Winches and Steam. 5. At the Marine Court. 6. Out of Work. 7. The Labour Corps. 8. U-Boat Training. 9. The First Sharp Rounds. 10. In Trouble. 11. 66,000 Tons. 12. Scapa Flow. 13. Audience With Hitler. Very good in torn and creased dustjacket. 25.00

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191 PRINCE, Cathryn J. Death in the Baltic : the World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff.
Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2013, ISBN:9781137279194 
PRINCE, Cathryn J. Death in the Baltic : the World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, (2013). Pp (13), 2-236 + (8)pp plates. Illustrations, maps. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. "In th e final days of World War II, German civilians were in a panic. The Third Reich was in free fall and the Allied forces were closing in from all directions. With the Red Army quickly advancing from the East, Berlin planned an eleventh-hour exodus for upwards of 10,000 women, children, and the elderlyusing a former cruise ship, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Sent off into icy waters of the Baltic Sea on January 30, 1945, they were soon found and fired upon by Soviet Navy submarines. The ship sank that night, taking an estimated 9 ,400 victims to their deaths -- six times the number lost on the Titanic. Yet despite the magnitude of this disaster, both East and West kept this story hidden for nearly 70 years. In this riveting account, award-winning author Cathryn Prince finally gives this WWII tragedy its rightful remembrance." -- from rear cover. Very good. 12.50

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192 Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry) First Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Morriss Printing, Victoria, BC, 1963, 
(Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry). First Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry . The Ceremony of Trooping the Colour and Farewell to the City of Victoria, Municipality of Esquimalt and the Pacific Command, Royal Canadian Navy, on the occasion of the Departure of First Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry to Germany. Reviewing Officer, Major-General G. R. Pearkes. Work Point Barracks, Esquimalt, B.C., Saturday, October 5th, 1963. Victoria, BC: Morriss Printing, 1963. Pp. (12).Unpaginated. Illustrated. 8vo, stapled printed grey card covers. Small sta in to front, else vg. 20.00

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193 PULESTON, W.D., Captain. Influence of Sea Power in World War II.
Yale University Press, New Haven , 1947, 
PULESTON, W.D., Captain. The Influence of Sea Power in World War II. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1947. Pp [i]-[xiii],(1),[1]-310,(2). Maps. Index. 8vo, tan cloth, blue lettering to front board and spine. Contents : 1. Mahan's Concept of Sea Power. 2. Germany's Bid for Sea Poweer. 3. Sea Powerbetween Two World Wars. 4. September, 1939, to July, 1940. 5. Sea Power Sa ves Great Britain. 6. The Opposing High Commands. 7. Procurement and Personnel. 8. Japanese Sea Power in the Western Pacific. 9. The Struggle for the Central Pacific. 10. The Battle of the Atlantic. 11. The Campaign for the Solomons and Aleutians. 12. Sea Power and Amphibious Warfare. 13. Reconquestof the Western Pacific. 14. Sea Power and Surrender. 15. The Impact of New Weapons on Sea Power and World Relations. Spine and edges browned, light d ampspotting and sticker remnant to rear board, rubbed, circular inkstamp, else good to very good. 18.00

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Safi Adventure  : The First Operation of A Famous Regimental Combat Team.. 2nd printing,, signed pres. copy., RANDLE, Edwin Hubert
194 RANDLE, Edwin Hubert Safi Adventure : The First Operation of A Famous Regimental Combat Team.. 2nd printing,, signed pres. copy.
Eldnar Press, 1965, 
RANDLE, Edwin Hubert. Safi Adventure : The First Operation of A Famous Regimental Combat Team. Clearwater, Fla.: The Eldnar Press, (1965). Second Printing. Pp 222. Frontis., 4 pages of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. An account of the exploits of the U.S. 47th Regimental Combat Team as they capture Safi, French Morocco in November of 1942, in advance of the North African campaign; and of their subsequent experience in Sicily, France, and Germany. The author was the regiment's commander. Very slightly rubbed, else vg. Presentation copy signed by author. 125.00

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Confederation of the British North American Provinces, RAWLINGS, Thomas
195 RAWLINGS, Thomas Confederation of the British North American Provinces
Sampson Low, 1865, 1865 
RAWLINGS, Thomas. The Confederation of the British North American Provinces; Their Past History and Future Prospects; including also British Columbia & Hudson's Bay Territory; with a Map, and Suggestions in Reference to the True and Only Practicable Route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. London : Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1865. First Edition. Pp (2),[iii]-xi,(1),[1]-244,+ 4 plates + large folding map: "A Statistical Map of the British North American Confederacy and United States including British Columbia and Hudson's Bay Territory Showing the True and Only Practicable Route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean" [i.e. a map of most of Canada and the continental United States] : with "Map and Profile of the Valley of the St. Lawrence River & Lake Country Extending from Lake Superior to the Gulf of St. Lawrence" along top edge (680 mm x 530 mm). Tables in the text throughout. 8vo, original reddish brown pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

O'Dea 703, TPL 4442, Lande 1408, Sabin 68006, Soliday IV: 483; Peel 206, Lowther 260, Waterston p.128.
Not in Streeter or Howes.
A German version is noted in Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 8508.
Also see another similar much shorter English publication covering Minnesota and British Columbia in John F. Williams' Bibliography of Minnesota p.12.

This book includes two views of Victoria, British Columbia, along with a view of St.Paul, Minnesota and a farm scene.

"I purpose, in the following pages, to treat of the migratory movements of the human race chronologically — of the discoveries on the continent of America — of the early history, progress, present condition, and future prospects of all that territory lying north of the 49th parallel, the Lakes and the St. Lawrence, and extending from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, and which will constitute the proposed British North American Confederacy.
I desire to prove by that history, that progress, that prosperous present, and by that prospective future, what a splendid territory Great Britain possesses, and how proud she should be of so thriving, so energetic, so ambitious a people.
I shall devote a few chapters to the consideration of the "Western States of the United States; I shall show by statistical tables their progress, their development, and their inherent agricultural and mineral wealth.
The subject of a railway communication between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans will also claim attention ; and it will be my endeavour to point out that route which, by its natural advantages, offers the most feasible and least expensive means of crossing the continent." - from the preface.

[Part I].

1. Introduction: The British Colonies ; their Extent, Population, Imports and Exports — The proposed British North American Confederation; their Extent, Population, Imports and Exports ; their prospective Wealth — Confederation a Means of Security — The Great Railway Route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean — The Duty of England in reference to the Colonies;
2. Migratory Movements of the Human Race: Early Efforts of the Explorer, Geographer, and Navigator — America in its Primitive State — The Causes which operated to develop the Migratory Movements of Mankind, and the Progress in Discovery made by various Expeditions;
3. The Discovery of America : Scandinavian Records — Eric the Red Speculation of Europeans — Columbus and his Voyages — Balboa, Magellan, Cortez — Pizarro and his Comrades- Sir Francis Drake — Expeditions to the Arctic Ocean and their Result;
4. The Progress of Colonization : The Colonization of Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward's Island, Nova Scotia, and the Canadas (Upper and Lower);
5. Statistics of Newfoundland, Prince Edward's Island, and Nova Scotia : Newfoundland : Agriculture ; Government ; Fisheries ; Shipping ; Imports and Exports ; Population — Prince Edward's Island : Industrial Resources; . Imports and Exports ; Counties, Towns, and Population ; Education ; Government — Nova Scotia : The Seasons ; Botanical Productions ; Shipping ; Agriculture ; Fisheries ; Commerce ; Population; Quadrupeds, Birds and Fish; Crown Lands; Education; Government; Halifax; Gold-Fields ; Minerals;
6. Description of New Brunswick: New Brunswick — Rivers and Counties — Capabilities of the Province — Forests — Fisheries — Minerals — Fruit and Vegetables — Manufactures— Counties — Commerce — Finances — Government — Public Schools — Militia — Census of 1861 — Agriculture; 7. The Canadas [Quebec and Ontario]: The Lakes, Rivers, and Canals — The Pictured Rocks — The Great Lakes — Mineral Wealth — Commerce, Shipping, Trade, and Statistics— Rivers — The Rapids — Canadian Song — Emigration— Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, Kingstown, Hamilton, Cobourg, &c. — The Farming Interest of Canada — Agricultural Statistics and Tables'
8. Hudson's Bay Territory: The Hudson's Bay Company: its Charter, its Profits, its Furs — The Fur Trade : its Extent and Value — The Territory : its Government, its Physical Features, its Plains, Lakes, and Rivers — The Saskatchewan Valley — Testimony of Captain Blakiston, Captain Palisser, Sir George Simpson, Monsieur Bourgeau, Father De Smet, Professor Hind, and others in reference to its Agricultural Resources — The Railway Route — Its Minerals, Grass, Fish, Animals, Birds, Roots, Berries, &c. — The Red River Settlement — American Trade — Homes for the Emigrant — The Company's Lands in the Market — Crossing the Rocky Mountains — Progress of the West - The Future Policy of the Hudson's Bay Company;
9. British Columbia and Vancouver's Island : The Rocky Mountains: their Extent, their Altitude, their Passes — British Columbia : Early Discovery, Boundary-line, Lakes, Rivers, &c.; Gold and the Gold-mines; Discovery of the Gold ; Testimony of Governor Douglas, G. Forbes Macdonald, Esq., and the Times Correspondent — Gold on Fraser River — Richness of the Mines— Mines on Thompson River — Lillooett Gold-mines - Cariboo Gold River — Steele's Company — Labour in British Columbia — Export of Gold in 1863 — Fertility of Soil in the Gold Neighbourhood — Progress of the Colony — Vancouver's Island: its Agricultural Resources, Coal-beds, Importance as a Naval Station, Imports and Exports; Prospecting, Panning, and Washing Gold;
10. The Railway System of North America: Early Travelling — Steam a Revolutionizer — Length of Railway in England, France, and the United States — Opening of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad — Professor Mitchell's Testimony as to their "Value — Increase in Traffic of American Railways — Railway System of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick — Canadian Railways — The Inter-Colonial Railway — General Review of the Subject— The Duty of England towards the proposed British North American Confederacy

Part II.
1. The United States of America : Progress and Extent of Territory — Her Natural Beauties, Lakes, Rivers, Prairies, and Mountains —English Appreciation of America, and her Sympathy — Her Poets, Orators, Historians and Artists — Peace and Reciprocity — The Blessings of Peace - The Reciprocity Treaty - Its Results and Mutual Benefits - Its Continuation desirable;
2. The United States: Primary Object of the Book — Captain Palisser's Testimony — Route wholly through British Territory impossible — The only feasible Route, by way of Michigan and Minnesota to Hudson's Bay — Wealth of the Western States — Ohio : Products of Agriculture; Railways — Indiana : Area, Population, Progress of the State, Agricultural Products, Manufactures, and Railways — Michigan : General Statistics, Products of Agriculture, the Cereal Products, Miscellaneous Crops, and Railroads— Wisconsin : Topographical Features, Railroads, Products of Agriculture, Valuation and Taxation — Iowa : Agricultural Wealth, Increase, Railroads — Illinois : Agricultural Progress, Valuation and Taxation, Railways, and Number, Extent, and Cost of all the Railways in the United States;
3. Minnesota: Extent of Territory — St. Paul, the Capital—Physical Districts — Falls of St. Anthony and its Water Power — Mineral Resources—Sandstone, &c — Salt Springs The Relations of Minnesota in Reference to Internal Commerce — Rapid Progress of Cultivation — Agricultural Productions — Progress of Population — The Future of Minnesota — Testimony of Hon. W. H. Seward — Conclusion — Railway through Minnesota Illinois Central Railroad — The Value of the Lands — Value of the Illinois Lands;
4. Emigration : Advice to Emigrants to Canada or the United States — Progress of Emigration to America — Comparative Increase in Immigration from 1861 to 1864 — Emigration from Germany — Laws of Migration — Inducements to Settle in America — Stock-Breeding and Raising in Illinois.

A. The British American Federation — Resolutions Adopted at a Conference of Delegates from the Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and the Colonies of Newfoundland, and Prince Edward's Island;
B. Increased Production of Cultivated Plants near the Northernmost Limit of their Growth — Extracts from an Article upon the "Acclimating Principle of Plants", by Dr. Forry;
C. Professor M.F. Maury and Pacific Railroads — The Physical, Commercial, and Military Necessity of two Railroads, one North and one South;
D. Table of Distances, Fares, &c., between Great Britain and North America — Distances to Chicago, Illinois, from Quebec, New York, Boston, and New Orleans — Table of Distances and Fares in the United States and Canada, and Grand Trunk Railway; E. Itineraries of Routes from St. Paul to Pembina, Fort Garry, Fort Ellice, Edmonton House, and the Gulf of Georgia, British Columbia — Table of Distances from St. Paul to Pembina : From St. Paul to Lake Floyd ; Lake Floyd to Pembma ; Red Lake River to Pembina — Plain Trail : Route of Woods and Pope ; Route of Ellis Smith and Party — Various Routes : Saux Rapids to Sioux Wood River ; St. Cloud to Georgetown ; St. Cloud to Goose River; Detroit Lake to Georgetown, &c.— Railroad Lines — Table of Distances from Breckinridge to Pembina — Routes and Portions of Routes to the North and North- West of Pembina;
F. St. Paul and Pacific Railroad — Statement of the Hon. E. Rice, State Senator;
G. Value of Moneys in Canada — Colonial, British, American — Value of English Coin throughout Canada.
With index.
Mottled fading to covers, else very good, solid and clean. 900.00

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196 REEMAN, Douglas. Iron Pirate. First Edition in dustjacket, signed
Heinemann, London, 1986, ISBN:0434626309 
REEMAN, Douglas. The Iron Pirate. London : Heinemann, (1986). First Printing. Pp (8),1-295,(1). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A novel by Douglas Reeman. “It is the summer of 1944, and on every front the war is going badly for Germany. The Allies are pushing deeper into France, the old enemy is advancing on the Eastern Front and, in the Baltic, the navy is on the defensive as the Russians drive the once-victorious divisions back into sea. One ship, the crack heavy-cruiser Prinz Luitpold, helps to keep the pride of the German navy alive. Her luck in battle has become a legend, and tothe beleaguered army on shore she has become a symbol. When the order come s to leave the Baltic and head out into the Atlantic to seek the rich prizes of the sealanes, the Prinz's captain Dieter Hechler has no alternative but to obey. He knows that there, in the vast killing ground of the Western Ocean, every ship will be an enemy and the Prinz Luitpold will need all her famous luck to survive. As he faces the challenges of his enormous task, Hechler must submerge every private emotion under the iron mask of command. His concern for his men, his love for a beautiful Luftwaffe heroine, his hatred for the ruthless, unstable admiral on the Prinz's bridge must be set aside as he prepares for combat with the small but doggedly courageous British cruiser squadron determined to hunt him down."- from the dj. Owner's nameand address, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed by the author without inscription. 60.00

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197 REEMAN, Douglas. Sunset.. 1st UK in dj, signed
Heinemann, London, 1994, ISBN:043462635X 
REEMAN, Douglas. Sunset. London : Heinemann, (1994). First Printing. Pp (10),1-[277],(1). 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A novel by Douglas Reeman. “In 1941, after two years of war, Britain stood alone, sustained only by the courage of ordinary men and women who knew too well the price of submission to a ruthless and efficient enemy. For the residents and defence forces of the Crown Colony of Hong Kong however, the war in Europe seemed remote, relegated to headlines in local newspapers and reports from visiting warships. Germany posed no threat to their isolated colonial existence,and Japan, already fighting the Chinese nationalists on the mainland, was not expected to risk hostilities with Britain. Even the evidence of a massive buildup of Japanese forces on the Chinese border caused no alarm, and nopreparations for the defence of the colony were made Into this unreal atmo sphere of carefree optimism comes H.M.S. Serpent, a survivor from the GreatWar and already a veteran of the cruel Atlantic, and her captain, Lieutena nt-commander Esmond Brooke. At twenty-nine Brooke himself has seen too muchof war not to recognise that an attack by Japan is inevitable, and that in the folly of incompetence of Hong Kong's colonial administration lie the s eeds of the colony;s surrender. But there are always some who believe they can do the impossible, even in the face of death. This is a story of a shipand her small company who tried. ."- from the dj. Name and address, else v ery good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed by author without inscription. 50.00

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198 REEMAN, Douglas. With Blood and Iron.. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Jarrolds, London, 1964, 
REEMAN, Douglas. With Blood and Iron. (London) : Jarrolds, (1964). First Printing. Pp [1]-288. 8vo, blue cloth, white lettering to spine. Anderson 1020, Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 1367. Douglas Edward Reeman (born 15 October 1924, Thames Ditton) is a British author who has written many historical fiction books on the Royal Navy, mainly set during either World War IIor the Napoleonic Wars. Reeman joined the Royal Navy in 1940, at the age o f 16, and served during World War II and the Korean War. He eventually roseto the rank of lieutenant. In addition to being an author, Reeman has also taught the art of navigation for yachting and served as a technical adviso r for films. “In January 1944, Rudolf Steiger, one of Germany's most successful and dedicated U-boat commanders, was sent to the small French harbour of St. Pierre on the Bay of Biscay. With the Battle of the Atlantic reaching a peak of unsurpassed ferocity, Steiger's task was to lead a newly formedgroup of nine U-boats from a base which hitherto had been a quiet backwate r of occupied France.” - from the dj. Very good in lightly edgeworn, edge-browned, price-clipped, but bright, dustjacket. Signed without inscription by author. 300.00

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199 RITSCHEL, Herbert Kurzfassung Kriegstagebucher Deutscher U-Boote 1939-1945, Band 1: KTB: U1 -U50
The author, Kornthal, 1997, 
RITSCHEL, Herbert. Kurzfassung Kriegstagebucher Deutscher U-Boote 1939-1945, Band 1: KTB: U1 - U50. [Kornthal: Ritschel, 1997]. Pp. (2),i-xi,(1),[1]-360, (66) of appendices, 2 folding maps in rear pocket. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue cloth with white lettering to front and spine. Spine reads: "1 - KTB - U1-U50". A collection of "Commander's Minutes" from the first fifty u-boats in the German fleet during the Second World War. Text in German. Very good. Scarce. 75.00

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200 ROBERTSON, Terence CREASY, George, preface Golden Horseshoe. First Edition
Evans Brothers, London, 1955, 
ROBERTSON, Terence. The Golden Horseshoe. Preface by Admiral Sir George Creasy. London : Evans Brothers, (1955). First Printing. Pp 210. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Anderson 1041, Law 1724. Terence Robertson (b. July 25, 1921, London, England - d. January 31, 1970, New York City, apparently a suicide), journalist and author. "This book deals primarily with the exploits of one U-boat commander, Captain Kretschmer, from the outbreak of the war until U-99 was sunk in March 1941." - from the Preface. Edges spotted, else very good. 28.00

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