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21 BLAIR, Clay Hitler's U-Boat War : The Hunted, 1942-1945. proof.
Random House, New York, 1998, ISBN:0679457429 
BLAIR, Clay. Hitler's U-Boat War : The Hunted, 1942-1945. New York: Random House, (1998). Advance Uncorrected Proof. Pp. 865. 8vo, patterned blue and white card covers. Very good Due to this volume's excess weight, extra shipping charges may be necessary to cover the cost of postage on internationalorders. 20.00

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22 BRENNECKE, H.J. Ghost Cruiser H.K. 33. 1st UK in dj
Kimber, 1954, 
BRENNECKE, H.J. Ghost Cruiser H.K. 33. Written with the cooperation of survivors, including Lieutenant Helmut Hanefield, Assistant Ship's Surgeon Dr. Hasselmann and Chief Quartermaster Ernst Neumeister. L.: William Kimber, (1954). First Edition. Pp [1]-208,(8,ads). Illustrated. 8vo, navy cloth. Cloth waterstained, hinges shaky, name, else good in poor chipped and waterstained dj. As is. 15.00

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23 BROOKES, Ewart Gates of Hell. 1st UK, no dj.
Jarrolds, 1960, 
BROOKES, Ewart. The Gates of Hell. (L): Jarrolds, (1960). First Printing. Pp (8),9-[144 ]+ 12 p of plates. 8vo, black cloth. Law 0499, Myron Smith World War II at Sea 1852. A general account of the Murmansk convoys in World War Two which employs incidents from several in order to illustrate the author's thesis that lives were needlessly squandered as a result of inept decision-making in high places. Owner's name, ow vg. 35.00

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24 BROOKES, Ewart Prologue to a War : The Navy's Part in the Narvik Campaign. First Edition in dustjacket
Jarrolds, 1966, 
BROOKES, Ewart. Prologue to a War. [dj has subtitle: The Navy's Part in theNarvik Campaign.] L.: Jarrolds, (1966). First Printing. Pp (14),[15]-192 + 8 p. of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Law 0122, Myron Smith World War II at Sea 665. "This is the full account of the Navy's partin this crucial campaign -a vivid story told with all Ewart Brookes' feeli ng for the high drama of war." - from the dj. Contents: 1. Iron Ore, The Sinews of War; 2. 'Exercise Weser'; 3. Germany Strikes; 4. Norway Hits Back; 5. British Submarines Create Havoc; 6. German Destroyers Take Narvik; 7. First Narvik Battle; 8. Second Narvik Battle; 9. Namsos and Lillesjona Landings; 10. Stannard's Trawlers Fight off Stukas; 11.The Navy Evacuates Troops;12. Differences over Narvik Assault; 13. A Plan to Capture Narvik; 14. Eva cuation ogue; 15. The Navy Vindicated. With bibliograsphy and index. Name and a few notes penned on endpapers, else very good in rubbed dustjacket with tears to dj spine, top inch lost. 50.00

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25 BROWN, David Tirpitz : The Floating Fortress. First Edition in dustjacket
Arms and Armour Press, London, 1977, ISBN:0853683417 
BROWN, David. Tirpitz : The Floating Fortress. (London) : Arms and Armour Press, ((1977). First Edition. Pp (5),6-160,+ folding plate (Profiles and plan). Illustrated. Maps. Double Column. Large 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This is the story, in words and pictures, of 'the lone wolf of the north' - the largest battleship ever built for the German Navy. Launched in 1937 and commissioned in 1940, she was not completed until February 1941, and was running sea trials in March of that year - two months before the spectacular sortie of Bismarck, her sister ship. Bismarck's foray into the North Atlantic provided ample evidence of Tirpitz's potential. Althoughit ended in her destruction, it created a serious crisis for the Roval Nav y while she was at large: not only did she sink a British capital ship, Hood, but she forced her opponents to mobilize a total of 7 battleships, 2 aircraft carriers, 12 cruisers and 5 destroyers to hunt her down and sink her.In marked contrast to this, Tirpitz's career was to be a negative one, ess entially strategic, but nevertheless of considerable consequence. Lurking in a Norwegian fiord, Tirpitz posed a constant threat to the heavily- defended Allied convoys that plied between Britain and the North Russian ports, and seriously limited the operational scope of the British Home Fleet. For nearly three years, she constrained the Royal Navy to retain two modern battleships in northern waters, plus an aircraft carrier that would have been much better employed in other theatres of the war. Attempts to winkle Tirpitz out of her lair were as unsuccessful, however, as the attacks made on herup to September 1943. Thereafter, she came under regular air attacK and be tween January 1942 and November 1944, was subjected to 13 attacks by a total of 600 British aircraft. And, in the end, the aircraft triumphed: on 12 November 1944, 29 Lancasters trom Lossiemouth inflicted such damage on 'the floating battery' that she capsized. The latent threat was finally eradicated. Tirpitz the floating fortress is the full story of her design, construction and career. It includes five maps, a large fold-out set of line drawings (by Alan Raven, co-author of British Battleships of World War Two), and over 200 photographs, most of which have never been published before." - from the dj. Contents : Introduction. 1. Building a Battleship. 2. 'To Morroway, to Norroway.' 3. Operation 'Sportpalast.' 4. Operation 'Rosselsprung.' 5. The Latent Threat. 6. Operation 'Source.' 7. Operation 'Tungsten.' 8. Operations 'Mascot' and 'Goodwood." 9. The Ship Busters. Map section (pp 45-48). Photographic section (pp 49-160). Covers flared, else very good in dustjacket. 30.00

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26 BRUCE, Peter Henry. Russia Through European Eyes, No. 9. Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce, Esq., A Military Officer in the services of Prussia, Russia, & Great Britain, containing An Account of his Travels in Germany, Russia, Tartary, Turkey, The West Indies, &. as also Several Very Interesting Private Anecdotes of
Da Capo Press, New York, 1970, 
BRUCE, Peter Henry. Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce, Esq., A Military Officer in the services of Prussia, Russia, & Great Britain, containing An Account of his Travels in Germany, Russia, Tartary, Turkey, The West Indies, &. as also Several Very Interesting Private Anecdotes of The Czar, Peter I, of Russia. New York : Da Capo Press, 1970. New Impression. Pp (6),[iiii]-xv,(1),[1]-527,(1). 8vo, red cloth, gilt vignette to front board, gilt lettering and black panel to spine. Russia Through European Eyes, No. 9. First published 1782, second edition 1783 (Dublin), this reprint being a facsimile of the second edition. Tear to penultimate page, else very good. 80.00 Contents : Book 1 The author's descent. - His grandfather's going into the Prussian service. - John Bruce's marriage and descendants, and the author's birth, etc. - His entering into the Prussian service. - Lines on the battle of Ramillies. - A remarkable story of the author's landlady. - His first campaign.- His second campaign. - Defeat of the French. - Siege of Lisle. - A remar kable accident to prince Eugene. - Captain Dubois. - A sad accident to the enemy's cavalry. - Bon mot of the duke of Marlborough. - Siege of Ghent. - Third campaign. - Siege of Tournay. - Battle of Malplaquet. - Story of a Swiss recruit. - Siege of Mons. - Fourth campaign. - Siege of Doway. - Siege of Bethune. - A sad misfortune to six Scotch officers. - Sieges of Aire andSt. Venant. - Terrible story of the Jesuits at Tournay. Book 2 He goes int o the Russian service, a captain. - Overtakes general Bruce at Pruss-Holland. - A curious story of a man at Elbing. - They arrive at Jaweross, where the Czar is privately married. - General Bruce's rank and honours. - Accountof the Russian army. - Their numbers and cloathing. - Expedition against t he Turks. - Council of war at the Neister. Prince Constanure joins them without any troops. - A swarm of locusts. - The Turks appear. - The Russians form on the river Pruth. - Engage the Turks three days. - The czarina saves the whole army and prince Canamire. - The king of Sweden upbraids the grandvizier. - The Russians return. - Colonel Pitt's lady and daughter carried off by the Tartars. - The grand seignior approves the treaty. - Captain Bruce sent express to Constantinople. - Description of that city. - Its mosques. - Accommodations for strangers. - Strength. - The seraglio. - Scutari, afine view. - The port and harbour. - Suburbs. - Arsenal. - Air and climate . - The Turks contrasted. - Domestic Accommodations. - Internal government of the country. - Religion. - Worship. - The plague. - Their games. - Diet.- Rest. - Exercise of their youth. - Dress of their ladies. - Ointment of Pilo. - Their predominint interest. - Matrimonial privilege. - Concubine marriage. - Policy of their religion. - Severities on the amorous stranger. -Their laws of debt. - In criminal cases. - Their punishments. - The channe l of the captain's information. - New difficulties to the Treaty at the Pruth. - Change of ministry. - A fresh treaty. - Fresh interruption to the peace. - Against which the czar remonstrates. - Ministry again changed. - The Russian ambassador, etc. sent to the Seven Towers. - Mighty preparations for war, which end against the king of Sweden at Bender. - Reflexions. Book 3Marriage of the czarowitz. - The czar's celebration of his old wedding. - General Baur's discovery of himself to his friends and brother officers. - The empress Catherine's descent and rise. - Prince Menzikof's rise, and theczar's narrow escape from poison. - Expedition against the Swedes. - Descr iption of the city of Moscow. - An ambassador from Persia; a great fire in Moscow. - A young physician burnt by the clergy, who are therefore deprivedof the power of life and death, and holidays and convents abridged. - Mann ers of the gentry. - Description of the women. - Entertainments of the common people. - Marriage. - The princess Natalia's humorous fancy in the marriage of the dwarfs. - Three women punished for drowning their husbands. - The punishment of the knout. - The czar's birth and marriage. - A virtuous young lady. - Muscovite robberies and murders. - The czar's danger by them. -Remarkable murder of Swedish officers by Jews. - Suppression of the Robber s. - Seat of empire changed from Moscow to Petersburgh. - A description of the czarowitz's person and manners. - Ridiculous custom in burying. - Theirimages. - Their baths. - Manner of travelling. - Religious fasis. Book 4 C ity of Novogorod. - The Sterlit fib. - Marshal Zeremetof's military mistakes. - The readiest method to get out of the Russian service. - The city of Petersburgh. - The czar's usual table. - His entertainments. - His present of boats to different ranks, and its good design. - An ambassador from Usbeck Tartary. - A naval excursion for his entertainment. - Cronstadt and Cronelet. - Oramanbaum, Petersboff, and Catharinhoff. - The grand dutchess born,and the prince's behaviour on the occasion. - His disrespect to the czar. - Naval expedition, in which the czar was rear admiral. - His gallant action with Ehrenshield. - He takes Aland. - His triumphal entry at Petersburgh.- Promoted to vice-admiral. - He complimnts Ehrenshield's bravery. - His s peech to the senate. - His resentment of the czarowitz's disrespect. - He institutes frequent social assemblies and a royal academy. - Court-martial on Admiral Kruys. - The order of St. Catherine. - Confusions in the revenue,and the consequent distress. - Many delinquents punished. - Fiscals appoin ted. - The czar's public entertainments. - Mr Slitter's perpetuum mobile. -The old Findlander. - Hard frost at Petersburgh. - Experiements on bears. - Method of killing them. Book 5 Descent upon Sweden. - Birth of the emperor's grandson Peter, and death of the princess, his mother. - The birth of Peter Petrowitz, son to the emperor. - A carnaval. - The czar's double eagle. - The czar's attention to improve his capital and country. - His militaryrewards and punisbents. - Thirty tall grenadiers for the king of Prussia. - A horrid murder at Riga. - Contributions on Dantzig. - His scheme in taking Weismar. - Conference with the king of Denmark and arrival at Copenhagen. - The combined fleets. - The Danes alarmed. - Resufe subsistence to the troops. - A conference with the king of Denmark in his capital, with its consequences. - The story of leutenant general Bohn. - Oppressive scheme of the Duke of Mecklenburg. - The distress of his people. - The czarowitz dissapears. - The captain refused leave to quit the Russian service. - The czar'sreturn from Paris. - The return of his army to Petersburgh. - Desorders in his absence redressed. - Attempt to discover a north passage to India. - T he fatal expedition of prince Beckwitz. - A new regulation at Petersburgh, and a silk manufactory at Moscow. Book 6 Return of the czarowitz from Moscow, and his esclusion from the succession. - His accomplices. - The prince, Mary concerned in it. - The trials of the czarowitz at Petersburgh. - His death and character. - The Swedish field-marshall Rheinshield's return home.- Negotiation at Aland, for peace with Sweden, renewed. - King of Sweden's death. - The death of baron Gortz. - The fiscal's information against the grandees for misdemeanours, and their trial. - Prince Gagaren's unaccountable behaviour. - More of the czarowitz's confererates. - Death of prince Peter Oetrowitz. - Prince Peter Alexowitz made a seargeant, taught his exercise, and made ensign. - Negotiations for peace renewed, but fruitless. - The czar resolves to command it. - Memorable descent on Sweden. - The British fleet come too late. - The czar disgusted with Britain. - The Jesuits banished. - The czar seized with a fit at Revil. - General Weyde's illness, and the czar's concern for him. - Affairs of Sweden. - Marshal Weyde's death. - Ill treatment of his family. - His funeral. - The czar reproves Menzikoff. - Captain Bruce's inffectual attempt to quit the Russian service. - The newking of Sweden notifies his accession. - A second invasion. - The Swedes a ttack our fleet with loss. - The czar receives the duke of Holstein into his protection. - Court martial on lieutenant colonel Graves. A curious lawsuit between two brothers at Reval. - Fresh preparations against Sweden. - Proposals on their part, for a cessation of hostilities, rejected. - A third descent on Sweden, which obliged them to sign the preliminaries, and a child remarkdly preserves. - The fleet arrive at Petersburgh. - The czar honoured by his senate with the title of Peter the Great, &c. - A wise reformation in the benefits of the law. - The captain again refused leave to quit. - Triumphal entry into Moscow. - A proclamation and oath regarding the succession. Book 7 The reason for the Persian expedition. - Embark on the river Moscow. - Nismi Novogorod. - Embark on the gallies. - The Ceremiss Tartars. - Casan Tartars. - Manner of fishing in the Wolga. - Kinds of Fish. - Alabaster quarry. - Bulgarian Tartars, and the Maiden-Hill. - Kalmuch Tartars. -Astrachan. - Nagayan Tartars. - Short account of the Tartars in general. - The Nagayan Tartars manner of life. - Desarts near Astrachan rich with sal t. - Fruits at Astrachan. - The Banyan woman's burning herself at her husband's death. - The inhabitants of India. The Banyans. Book 8 Army embark at Astrachan, 18th of July. - Variety of wild fowl on the little islands. - Terki, the capital city of Circassia. - Herring in the Caspian. - Voyage to Bustrow. - General Waterang's account from the province of Andreof. - Circassia, and its inhabitants, their manners, religion, &c. - Continuation of the voyage, and view of mount Caucasus, &c. - The army land at Agrechan. - March into Asia. - Kindness of the Dagastan Tartars. - The army pass the river Sulack. - General Wateraang joins the army. - Embarrassed on their march,a severe punishment of the officers of the guards. - Arrive at Tarku, with a description of the Dagestan Tartars. - Interview with the ladies. - The Dagastan ladies wait on the empress. - Erect a monument at Tarku, and marchfor Derbent through a fine country. - Sultan Udenack's cruelty, and its co nsequences. - Twenty desperate Tartars. - A beautiful Tartar youth slain. -Undaunted resolution of the priest. - Arrive at Derbent. - Description of the city. - Remarkable Tombs. - Alexander and Malkehatura. - Jackalls and sand hares. - Suchary bread. - Two express and one ambassador arrive at the army. - A Turkish ambassador obliges the emperor to return. - Occasion of the troubles in Persia. - The army return. - Cold nights. - Dangerous and harrassing march. - The new town of Swetago-Kerst. - Fort at the river Nitzi destroyed, and revenged. - The army re-imbark at Agrecham. - The provisionsfor the captain's galley lost; a starving voyage. - Arrive at Astrachan th e 15th of October. Book 9 Progress up the Wolga to Czaritza. - The Gost there. - A short history of the Cossacks. - Stephen Ratzin's Rebellion. - Ordered to survey the Caspian Sea, on which he proceeds to Taik and Yembo. - Island of Kula, and Turkistan Tartars. - Gulf of Iskander. - River Oxus and the Usbeck Tartars. - The Gulf of Carabuga. - River Darta. - River Ossa. - Gulf of Astrabat. - Provinces of Terebat and Massenderan. - Gulf of Sinfili and City of Resbt. - Difficult path of the Pyles. - The Rivers Ardeschin and Linkeran, and the famous naphtha oil-pits. - The River Cyrus, or Kur. - The city of Baky. - City of Shamachie. - City of Derbent. - The river Sulack. - Gulf of Agrechan, Island of Trentzeni and city of Terki. - General description of the Caspian Sea. - Watch tower on John's Island. - General Matuskin's marriage to the window in tears. - Contest among the Kalmucks, and expedition against them. - Description of their kibbets. - A battle with the Kalmucks. - Some odd Customs among them. - The Baranetz, or Lambskin. - Returns for Moscow up the Wolga. - A narrow escape from the ice. - Proceed by land. - A cruel robbery in the woods. - A remarkable discovery of a town, with an account of it. - A wild girl taken in the wood. - Arrival at Moscow.Book 10 The Duke of Holstein. - The fall of baron Shasirof. - The captain endeavours to get his discharge. - A dignified troop of chevaliers. - A description of the cathedral. - Procession to the coronation of the empress. -Corenation ceremony. - Procession to the church of St. Michael. - Processi on to the church of the Resurrection. - Dinner in the hall of solemnities. - New mode of promotion. - The captain obtains his furlough. - The captain leaves Moscow. - A Swedish colonel at Riga suspected of having shot Charlesthe XIIth of Sweden. - The captain embarks for Scotland. - Puts into Erdho lm, a Danish harbour and fort. - Description of the harbour. - Departs for Elsingohr. - Driven into Marstr and dismasted. - Quarrel between Carnegie and his mate. - He arrives in Scotland. Book 11 The captain sent engineer tofortify Providence, and goes out in the Rose man of war. - Arrives at the island of Madeira. - Waits on the Portuguese governor. - Description of theisland. - A hard passage to Carolina. - Misses a fine prize. - A violent s torm. - The fortifications at Charlestown. - Arrives at Providence. The ruinous condition of fort Nassau. - Short history of the Bahama islands. - Theoppresive practices of governor Fitzwilliam. - Governor Tinker succeeds hi m. - Short account of that gentleman. - The captain prevails on the inhabitants to carry materials for building fort Montague. - Nature of the stone. - and mastich wood. - Description of fort Montaque. - The governor's letterabout it. - A quarrel with lieutenant Stewart. - The captain confined. - a nd set at liberty. Book 12 The treatment of two privateers and their owners. - Letter from Lieutenant Moone. - Letter from a friend. - Letter from lieutenant Dromgole. - Division of the quick silver. - The captain applies again to the assembly to bring the materials. - The Assembly withdraw the governors salary. - Letter from lieutenant Moone. - Another from Charlestown. -Letter from governor Glen. - Produce of the Bahama Islands, and the adjace nt sea. - Observations on St. Salvador and the Bimini islands. - The inhabitants of Providence. - Description of Fort Nassau. - Cost of both forts. - The captain leave Providence. - Arrives at Charlestown. - A visit from a Cherokee kings. Captain Frankland's rich prize. - A short description of Carolina. - The captain sails for England. - Arrives at London. Tear to penultimate page, else very good. 80.00

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27 BUCHAN, John. Battle of Jutland.
Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd, London , 1916, 
BUCHAN, John. The Battle of Jutland. London : Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd., n.d. [1916?]. Pp [1]-[45],(3),+ 6 plates (one double-page, one folding), + folding sketch map. 8vo, disbound. Lacking covers, rubbed, spine browned, folding plate torn and chipped at fold, folding map detached, else good. As is. 25.00

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28 BUCHHEIM, Lothar-Gunther LAWAETZ, Gudie, trans. SALEWSKI, Michael U-Boat War. 1st US in dj
Knopf, 1978, 
BUCHHEIM, Lothar-Gunther. U-Boat War. Translated by Gudie Lawaetz, with an esay by Michael Salewski. N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. First US Printing. Pp 320. Illustrated. 4to, black cloth. Law 0197. "... a word-and-picture chronicle (his own words, 205 of his own photographs) of submarine warfare in the North Atlantic." - from the dj. Vg in dj. 45.00

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29 BUSCH, Fritz-Otto Drama of the Scharnhorst. 1st UK no dj
Hale, 1956, 
BUSCH, Fritz-Otto, Corvette-Captain. The Drama of the Scharnhorst : A Factual Account from the German Viewpoint. Translated from the German by Eleanor Brockett and Anton Ehrenzweig. L.: Robert Hale Ltd., (1956). First UK Printing. Pp 186. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Law 1673. Vg. 30.00

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30 BUSCH, Harald WILSON, L.P.R., trans. U-boats at War : German Submariners in Action, 1939-1945. 1st US in dj.
Ballantine Books, New York, 1955, 
BUSCH, Harald. U-boats at War : German Submariners in Action, 1939-1945. Translated from the German by L.P.R. Wilson. New York: Ballantine Books, (1955). First American Printing. Pp. [i]-xii,1-176,(4). 8vo, red cloth with blue lettering to spine. Anderson 169. "This book is about the German U-boats and the men who lived, fought and died in them. Over 39,000 officers and men served in the German submarine fleet -- all but 7,000 of them found an ocean grave." - from the dj. With plenty of information regarding fighting patrols from the men who served on the u-boats. Vg in lightly rubbed, nicked,unclipped dj. Uncommon in hardcover. 60.00

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V 188 , CALLISEN, Kapitänleutnant und Kommandant
31 CALLISEN, Kapitänleutnant und Kommandant V 188
Druck und Verlag August Scherl, 1916, 
CALLISEN, Kapitänleutnant und Kommandant. "V 188" : Meine Torpedoboot-Kriegsfahrten. Mit Sechzehn Photographischen Ausnahmen. Berlin: Druck und VerlagAugust Scherl, 1916. Pp 110, [16] pp plates. 8vo, illustrated blue and whi te card covers. An illustrated account of the author's wartime experience in German destroyers. Small chip to head of spine, very slightly rubbed, else vg. Printed in Fraktur type. 65.00

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32 CECIL, Lamar. BALLIN, Albert) Albert Ballin : Business and Politics in Imperial Germany, 1888 - 1918.. First Edition in dustjacket
Princeton, Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 1967, 
CECIL, Lamar. Albert Ballin : Business and Politics in Imperial Germany, 1888 - 1918. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1967. First Printing. Pp (8),vii-xxi,(3),3-388,(4) + frontispiece. 8vo, tan cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Albert Ballin was a powerful member of the baking and commercial elite in Imperial Germany and served as the managing director of the Hamburg-American Line in the crucial years from 1899 to 1918. Recent scholarship has done much to illuminate the role of the military and parliamentaryleadership in the German Empire, but the political and social structure of the aristocracy and the upper middle class has remained virtually unexamin ed. Through the use of previously inaccessible material, Professor Cecil studies the interaction of business and politics, of businessmen and politicians, and provides new data on two important aspects of Anglo-German relations: first, their economic rivalry in international shipping and their race in naval construction; and second, the fear of social revolution and the lack of liberalism as an accompaniment to industrialization in Germany." - from the dj. Contents: 1. Hamburg and the HAPAG, 1880-1900; 2. The World Is My Field: The West; 3. The World Is My Field: The East; 4. Prussians and Politicians; 5. A Place in the Sun; 6. Peace or War With England?; 7. The Phantom Fleet; 8. A Voice in Berlin; 9. War with America; 10. "An End with Dread"; 11. Conclusion. Very good in edge-sunned, corner-clipped dustjacket. 90.00

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Beating the U-Boats.  1st in dj. , CHATTERTON, E. Keble
33 CHATTERTON, E. Keble Beating the U-Boats. 1st in dj.
Hurst & Blackett, 1943, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. Beating the U-Boats. L: Hurst & Blackett, (1943). First Edition. Pp 172, frontis., [14] pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Anderson 214. This book, a complement to the author's earlier Fighting the U-Boats, chronicles British anti-submarine efforts in the last two years of the Great War. Slight edgewear, owner's inscription, else vg in chipped dj. 95.00

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34 CHATTERTON, E. Keble Big Blockade. 6th thousand.
Hurst & Blackett, London, 0, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. The Big Blockade. With coloured frontispiece, 32 illustrations, and maps. 6th thousand. London : Hurst & Blackett, n.d. Pp (4),v-x,11-287,(1) + portrait frontispiece, [16] pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Chapters : 1. Principles and Precendents; 2. The Blockade Begins; 3. The FirstTrials; 4. The New Squadron; 5. On Patrol; 6. Disasters Begin; 7. The Coun ter-Blockade; 8. Cruisers and Contraband; 9. Blockaders and Submarines; 10.Running the Blockade; 11. Economic Pressure; 12. The Stranglehold; 13. Cau se and Effect; 14. Armed Guards; 15. A Hard Life; 16. Tricks of the Trade; 17. Sea and Salvage; 18. The Art of Boarding; 19. Fine Seamanship; 20. Raiders and Blockaders; 21. The Final Struggle; 22. The Triumph. With index. Previous owner's name to flyleaf and penned name to fore-edge, else very good. 30.00

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35 CHATTERTON, E. Keble Commerce Raiders. in dj.
Hurst & Blackett, 1943, 
CHATTERTON, E. Keble. Commerce Raiders. L: Hurst & Blackett, (1943). Pp 128, [16] pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Law 1648. A complement to the author's volume on the Great War titled The Sea Raiders, this volume treats the actions of German fast battleships, converted merchantmen, U-Boats, and Focke-Wulf aircraft in the early years of World War Two. Edges specked, occasional spots of light foxing internally, else vg in slightly chipped dj. Uncommon.85.00

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36 CHATTERTON, E. Keble Severn's Saga.
Hurst & Blackett, 1938, 1938 
CHATTERTON, E.K. "Severn's" Saga. With 41 Illustrations and Maps. London : Hurst & Blackett, (1938). Pp (4),5-288 + frontispiece + 14 pages of plates. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. With maps on end-papers [on the paste-downs].

An account of the 1914-1917 operations of the Royal Navy monitor Severn in East African waters, and particularly her destruction of the German light cruiser Königsberg, treated also in Chatterton's 1932 book The "Königsberg" Adventure.

"HMS Severn was a 1,260-ton Humber-class monitor of the Royal Navy. Originally built by Vickers for Brazil, she was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1914 on the outbreak of the First World War along with her sister ships Humber and Mersey. She had been christened Solimoes by the Brazilians, but was renamed by the British. Severn had a relatively successful career during the First World War with at least three engagements. At the Battle of the Yser in 1914, off the coast of Belgium, she bombarded German troops as well as artillery positions. On 10 October 1914, she survived an attack by the submarine U-8 when a torpedo passed under the shallow draught vessel. In early 1915, the twin turret was removed and replaced by two shielded single 6 inch guns fore and aft. In July 1915, the monitor was towed to the Rufiji River delta in German East Africa where she and Mersey then assisted in the destruction of the German light cruiser Königsberg.

She was sold for breaking up on 9 May 1921 to Thos W Ward, of Preston, and arrived at their yards on 23 March 1923."

Chapters :
1. The Monitors;
2. Sea Surprise;
3. Belgian Coast;
4. The Bombarders;
5. North Sea;
6. Mystery Voyage;
7. The Raider Puts to Sea;
8. Dangerous Adventure;
9. Blockade;
10. In the Red Sea;
11. Tropical Arrival;
12. Preparing for Battle;
13. Secret Plans;
14. The Great Occasion;
15. The Result;
16. Dash into Tanga;
17. The River Hazard;
18. Yambe Island [aka Jambe Island, Tanzania];
19. Narrow Waters;
20. Glorious Adventure;
21. Advance Begins;
22. Bagamoyo and Dar-Es-Salaam;
23. Down South.
With index.

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37 CHATTERTON, E.Keble Konigsberg Adventure. UK (6th th) no dj
Hurst & Blackett, London, 1932, 
CHATTERTON, E.Keble. The "Konigsberg" Adventure. With 33 Illustrations and Maps. Sixth Thousand. London: Hurst & Blackett, n.d, [ca. 1932]. Pp. (4),5-287,(1), frontis., 18 pages of plates. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth. A documentation of the skirmish between the German light cruiser Konigsberg andthree ships of the British Cape Fleet in 1915 which resulted in the ship's sinking at the mouth of the Rufiji River. Spine quite sunned with rubbing to boards and light wear to extremities, gift inscription to title page, else very good. 30.00

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38 CHURCHILL, Winston S.). HOUGH, Richard Former Naval Person : Churchill and the Wars at Sea. First Edition in dustjacket
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1985, ISBN:0297787063 
(CHURCHILL, Winston S.). HOUGH, Richard. Former Naval Person : Churchill and the Wars at Sea. London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1985). First Printing. Pp (6),vii,(5),[1]-244 + 16 pp of plates. Maps in text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Law 0657. "A soldier by instinct and by inherited martial prowess, it was the Royal Navy which brought Churchill into the full flood of publicity and controversy before the First World War. He did notcare for what he found at the Admiralty in 1911 and in his efforts to make the senior service shipshape for the inevitable coming war with Germany, h e gave scant regard for the feelings of admirals. By a stroke of fate that almost ended his political career, it was the leading soldier and the leading sailor of their time - Kitchener and Fisher - who were responsible for his downfall amid the minefields ana counter-bombardments of the Dardanelles. [...] This valuable new contribution to Churchilliana by one of the best-known and most experienced naval historians of today is concerned with the whole of Churchill's stormy association with the navy, and latterly with his remarkable relationship with Franklin D. Roosevelt, which resulted in their momentous achievements during the Second World War." - from the jacket. Contents: The Fishing Party; 1. 'Kitchener the blackguard"; 2. Scottish Tryst ; 3. Recalcitrant Admirals; 4. Indignant Turks; 5. The Bombardment; 6. 'My regiment is awaiting me"; 7. "Disentangled from the ruins"; 8. "As navalpeople ..."; 9. Day of Infamy [Pearl Harbor]; 10. Premier's Team; 11. "A t rue affection .. " With appendices, sources and index. Appendix B. The Atlantic Charter Very good in unclipped dustjacket 30.00

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39 CHURCHILL, Winston S.). HOUGH, Richard CHURCHILL, Winston) Former Naval Person : Churchill and the Wars at Sea. 1st pbk.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1987, ISBN:0297790188 
(CHURCHILL, Winston S.). HOUGH, Richard. Former Naval Person : Churchill and the Wars at Sea. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1987). First PaperbackPrinting. Pp. [i]-vii,(5),[1]-244, + 16 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, il lustrated grey card covers. Contents: 1. 'Kitchener the blackguard', 2. Scottish Tryst, 3. Recalcitrant Admirals, 4. Indignant Turks, 5. The Bombardment, 6. 'My regiment is awaiting me', 7. 'Disentangled from the ruins', 8. 'As naval people...', 9. Day of Infamy, 10. Premier's Team, 11. 'A true affection...'. Vg. 12.00

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40 COLVILLE, Alex Metson, Graham Lean, Cheryl COLVILLE, Alex Alex Colville : Diary of a War Artist. in dj
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax , 1981, ISBN:0920852114 
COLVILLE, Alex. Alex Colville: Diary of a War Artist. Compiled by Graham Metson and Cheryl Lean. Halifax : Nimbus Publishing Limited, 1981. Pp (8),9-159,(1). 4to, brown cloth. Includes a chapter of his naval sketches entitled"Mediterranean" (pp.32-57). Sections: Yorkshire (pp..24-31); Mediterranean (pp.32-57); Holland / Germany (pp.58-145); Belsen (pp.146-149); Final Work s (pp.150-159). Foreword by Moncrieff Williamsom; Introduction by Hugh A. Halliday; the essay "A Personal Realist" by Graham Metson; and "Alex Colville on Alex Colville: Transcription of an interview with Graham Metson, November 1980." "This book is devoted to the war art of Lieutenant David Alexander Colville, 1944-46. These were formative years through which the young artist came to maturity. The text includes an account of Colville's pre-war years, his boyhood in Amherst, Nova Scotia and his training at Mount AllisonUniversity in New Brunswick. Alex Colville has been called "the most promi nent and, indeed the most important realist painter of the western world.'"- from the dust-jacket. With 38 pages of colour, numerous black and white reproductions, sketches and drawings. Vg in vg nicked dust-jacket. 50.00

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