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61 GANNON, Michael Operation Drumbeat : The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II. First American Edition in dustjacket.
Harper & Row, New York, 1990, ISBN:0060161558 1990 0060161558 / 9780060161552 
GANNON, Michael. Operation Drumbeat : The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II. New York : Harper & Row, (1990). First Printing. Pp (10),xi-xxii,1-490, + 16 p. of. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, red cloth spine, grey boards, silver lettering to spine.

"At ten o ciock on me mgm ot January 14, 1942, a German U-boat, running on the surface, approached the opening to New York Harbor's Lower Bay. Althouqh the United States and Germany had been at war for more than a month, New York's skyline was not blacked out. On the contrary, it was so brilliantly lit that the crewmen on U- 123's conning tower, eager for their first glimpse of the world's largest city, could only gape in astonishment at the sight. Nor was there any U.S. Navy response to their presence - even though U-123 had sunk two ships on its way over from France, one the night before off Long Island; even though twenty-five U.S. destroyers were in position to defend the coast and its shipping; and even thouqh British cryptanalysts. having broken the German naval cipher, had tracked this U-boat and four others to American shores and had provided their day-by day positions and courses to U.S. Navy headquarters in Washington.

Operation Drumbeat was the code name of this first German assault against the United States in World War II. Author Michael Gannon focuses on U-123, the most successful U-boat in the assault torce, and on her commander, Reinhard Hardegen, who sank nineteen ships on two American patrols and twice received Germany's hiahest decoration, the Knight's Cross. Gannon's history includes the other Drumbeat U-boats, two of which operated in Canadian waters. " - from the dj.

1. U-Boats Westward;
2. Down to the Seas;
3. "We Are at War";
4. A Fighting Machine;
5. Destination New York;
6. Waiting for Hardegen;
7. Beat on the Kettledrum;
8. New York, New York;
9. Where Is the Navy?;
10. Course Home!;
11. Last Patrol;
12. The Navy Stirs;
13. Final Reckoning.
Afterword

Appendices :
A. Maintaining Trim;
B. Operation of the Head;
C. Operation of the Schlüsel M (Enigma) Machine;
D. The Engine Room.
With notes, glossary, select bibliography, and index.

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62 GIBSON, John S. Ships of the '45 : The Rescue of the Young Pretender. First Edition in dustjacket.
Hutchinson, London, 1967, 
GIBSON, John S. Ships of the '45 : The Rescue of the Young Pretender. With a Preface by Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, Bart, LL.D. . (London) : Hutchinson, (1967). First Edition. Pp (18),1-172,(2), frontispiece + 8 pp plates. Map. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. "[...] brought into focus the naval side of the '45 [...]. He rightly points out that the very last battle in the rising was not Culloden but the determined and bloody sea-fight in Loch nan Uamh on 3 May 1746. The Royal Navy's part is virtually a newly written chapter in its history, and Mr. Gibson is not fanciful when he suggests that their experiences as junior officers in the '45 may have helped to shape the characters and careers of four famous admirals - Rodney, Howe, Duff and Duncan." - from the foreword. Contents : Prologue : Le Prince Charles. 1. France and the '45. 2. The first attempt: the battle of Loch nan Uamh. 3. The Terror and the Furnace. 4. Versailles learns of Culloden. 5. The second attempt: Le Levrier Volant. The third attempt: Le Hardi Mendiant. 6. The fourth attempt: Le Bien Trouver. 7. The cruise of the Glasgow. 8. De Lancize finds the Prince. 9. The fifth and sixth attempts: Colonel Warren's “extraordinary success/” 10. The Prisoner of Le Prince de Conti. Appendix 1 : The ships and the sources. Appendix 2. Selective bibliography. Very good in like dustjacket. 30.00

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63 GRAHAM, Gerald S. Tides of Empire : Discursions on the Expansion of Britain Overseas. First Edition in dustjacket
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal / London, 1972, ISBN:0773501371 1972 0773501371 / 9780773501379 
GRAHAM, Gerald S. Tides of Empire : Discursions on the Expansion of Britain Overseas. Montreal / London : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1972. Pp (6),vii-x,(2),[1]-108. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

"These linked, discursive essays on the theme of Greater Britain form a pendant to the maior works of a Canadian scholar widely recognized as an authority in the field of British maritime history. Based on the Reid Lectures, delivered at Acadia University in the spring of 1969, Tides of Empire ranges over nearly 500 years of imperial grrowth and decline.

The early chapters deal with England's first colonizing experi ments in the North Atlantic and Caribbean and the subsequent duel for empire with France, when Britain laid the foundation for a world-wide dominion based on naval supremacy. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the Empire had become a huge commercial network of which India was the strategic centre and a chapter is devoted to the means whereby the long sailing track by wav of the Cape of Good Hope was protected. The author goes on to show the extent to which the Royal Navy's Pax Britannica depended upon the maintenance of a European balance of power, then traces the slow erosion of Britain's command of the seas, under the impact of scientific and technological advances, in the years before the First World War. The final chapter, introduced by a nostalgic glance at the Empire Day celebrations of the author's boy hood in rural Ontario and concluding with the retreat from Empire after the Second World War, represents Dr. Graham's hail-and-farewell to the imperial past and salute to the uncertain future of a Commonwealth of which more than half the member states are Asian or African republics." - from the dj flap.

Contents:
Foreword by J.M.R. Beveridge of Acadia University.
1. Colonies by Repulsion: The Force of Religious Antipathies;
2. The Expanding Empire of the Eighteenth Century;
3. Safeguarding the Sea Route to India in the Nineteenth Century;
4. Pax Britannica and the Balance of Power in the Nineteenth Century;
5. Retreat from Empire: A Retrospect.

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Navies at War. edition de luxe. , Great War-Navies]
64 Great War-Navies] Navies at War. edition de luxe.
Farringdon Press, 0, 
[Great War-Navies]. The Navies at War : A Complete Naval Handbook and Register for Gains and Losses with Details of.... Navies of Allies and Enemies. L: Farringdon Press, [ca. 1916]. Pp 40. Oblong 8vo, ill. card covers. Essentially a comprehensive score card for Great War naval conflict, with full lists of the fleets of the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Germany, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and spaces to record actions and losses. With illustrations. Top outer corner of front cover clipped, very slightly rubbed, else vg. 130.00

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65 Greenpeace) Sunday Times. Rainbow Warrior. pb.
Key Porter, Toronto, 1986, ISBN:0919493890 
GREENPEACE). Rainbow Warrior: The French attempt to sink Greenpeace; [by] The Sunday Times Insight Team. (Toronto): Key Porter Books, (1986). Pp 302. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated card covers. A full analysis of one instance of France's apallingly reckless and arrogant foreign policy, the state terrorism committed against the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior at Auckland, New Zealand, in July of 1985. Rubbed, name, else vg. 15.00

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66 GUTTMAN, Jon. Defiance at Sea. in dj.
Rigel, 2004, ISBN:1898799776 
GUTTMAN, Jon. Defiance at Sea: Dramatic Naval War Action. (L): Rigel, (2004). Reprint. Pp 192 + [16] pp of plates. 8vo, ill. card covered boards. "History's Greatest Naval Battles.[...] Four hundred years of war at sea are inthis collection of fourteen classic naval actions, described in vivid deta il[...]." - from the dust jacket Contents include: Grenville's Lone Revenge; Barfleur and La Hogue; Nelson's Patent Boarding Device, 29; CSS Arkansas,July-August 1862; His Majesty's Submarine B.11; SS Stephen Hopkins; Night of the Long Lance - Tassafaronga, 30 November 1942 and Almost Total Exclusion - ARA San Luis, in the Falklands, May 1982. Vg in dj. 20.00

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67 GWYN, Julian, ed. MOOGK, Peter. VOISEY, Paul. Histoire Sociale / Social History, No. 15 Social History / Histoire sociale, Volume VIII, Number 15, May 1975.
Université d'Ottawa / Carleton University, Ottawa, 1975, 
GWYN, Julian, ed. Social History / Histoire sociale, Volume VIII, Number 15, May 1975. Ottawa: Université d'Ottawa / Carleton University, 1975. Pp. (2),[3]-216. 8vo, blue card covers, white lettering to front and spine. Includes: "The Feminization of Teaching in British North America and Canada, 1845-1875" (by Alison Prentice); "L'histoire démographique et le problème des migrations: l'example de Laterrière" (par Gérard Bouchard); "Rank in New France: Reconstructing a Society from Notarial Documents" (by Peter N. Moogk); "Les notables de Montréal au XIXe siècle" (par Jean-Claude Robert); "The Urbanization of the Canadian Prairies, 1871-1916" (by Paul Voisey); "Problèmes et meours et de discipline ecclésiastique: les catholiques des Prairiescanadiennes de 1900 à 1930" (par Robert Choquette); "La première campaigne électoral des Canadiens en 1792" (par Pierre Tousignant); "Roman Social Hi story: Recent Interpretations" (by Susan Treggiari); and "The Historiographer in Computerland: A Review Article" (by D.I. Pool). With reviews. Very good. For the issue. 10.00

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68 HAMPSHIRE, A. Cecil. On Hazardous Service
William Kimber, London, 1974, ISBN:0718302532 
HAMPSHIRE, A. Cecil. On Hazardous Service. London : William Kimber, (1974).First Edition. Pp [1]-256,+ 16 pp plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, brown cloth, g ilt lettering to spine. "Often the most dangerous missions in World War Twowere carried out by small bands of ships and men dedicated to their task, but some of whom, because of their speciality, have escaped recognition by Naval Historians. A. Cecil Hampshire has carried out detailed research and here describes the gripping histories of Operation Bridford in which motor gun boats made night runs for essential RAF supplies to Sweden through occupied territory; the exciting story of HMS Tarana, a converted fishing vessel whose mission was to pick up refugees form enemy occupied France; the Q-ships who, armed with concealed guns armed torpedo tubes, offered themselvesas bait to trap U-boats and the Vipers who carried out a vital role in the retreat form Burma. In these exploits each branch of our naval services is represented - the Royal Navy, the Marines, the Reserves and the Merchant N avy, each adding its contribution to the glory that Britain’s navy won for herself in the winning of the war at sea." - from the dj. Corners bumped, smudge to fore-edge, else very good in edgeworn, unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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69 HARBRON, John D. Longest Battle : The Royal Canadian Navy in the Atlantic 1939-1945. First Edition in dustjacket
Vanwell Publishing Limited, St. Catherines, 1993, ISBN:1551250020 
HARBRON, John D. The Longest Battle : The Royal Canadian Navy in the Atlantic 1939-1945. St. Catherines : Vanwell Publishing Limited, (1993). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-ix,(1),11-132. Illustrated. 4to, grey cloth, silver lettering to spine. "John Harbron helps us remember that Canada's wartime production of hundreds of ships for the navy and thousands of aircraft for both the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force, in addition to training tens of thousands of young men and women in skills they would later applyto postwar careers, was the root of the Canadian industrial democracy of o ur own era. If the spirit of Canadian nationalism was born in the World WarOne trenches of Flanders and France, then it was reborn during World War T wo in the wartime mess decks of the Royal Canadian Navy. In September 1939 the tiny Canadian Navy went to war as a pliant auxiliary of the Royal Navy.In May 1945, it emerged at the peace as a full-blown, confident Canadian N ational institution in which Canadians had been drawn together in a common cause. In our navy, a Canadian creature of the twentieth century, founded in 1910, bloodied in two world wars and the Korean conflict of 1950-1953 andwith recent service in the United Nations' military coalition in the Gulf War, the spirit remains of the men and women who fought the Battle of the Atlantic and built the hundreds of Canadian ships that helped win it." - from the dj. Contents: 1. The Navy That Went to War; 2. The Miracle on Land: Building the Ships; 3. Ocean Killing Grounds: The Convoys; 4. Two Canadian Navy Families in the War; 5. The Wrens, God Bless 'Em; 6. The U-Boats and Their Crews: Bravery and Fatalism; 7. Winding Down and Going Home; 8. LookingBack on Wartime Friendships. Very good in unclipped dj. 25.00

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70 HARBRON, John D. Longest Battle : The Royal Canadian Navy in the Atlantic 1939-1945. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Vanwell Publishing Limited, 1993, ISBN:1551250020 
HARBRON, John D. The Longest Battle : The Royal Canadian Navy in the Atlantic 1939-1945. St. Catherines : Vanwell Publishing Limited, (1993). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-ix,(1),11-132. Illustrated. 4to, grey cloth, silver lettering to spine. "John Harbron helps us remember that Canada's wartime production of hundreds of ships for the navy and thousands of aircraft for both the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force, in addition to training tens of thousands of young men and women in skills they would later applyto postwar careers, was the root of the Canadian industrial democracy of o ur own era. If the spirit of Canadian nationalism was born in the World WarOne trenches of Flanders and France, then it was reborn during World War T wo in the wartime mess decks of the Royal Canadian Navy. In September 1939 the tiny Canadian Navy went to war as a pliant auxiliary of the Royal Navy.In May 1945, it emerged at the peace as a full-blown, confident Canadian N ational institution in which Canadians had been drawn together in a common cause. In our navy, a Canadian creature of the twentieth century, founded in 1910, bloodied in two world wars and the Korean conflict of 1950-1953 andwith recent service in the United Nations' military coalition in the Gulf War, the spirit remains of the men and women who fought the Battle of the Atlantic and built the hundreds of Canadian ships that helped win it." - from the dj. Contents: 1. The Navy That Went to War; 2. The Miracle on Land: Building the Ships; 3. Ocean Killing Grounds: The Convoys; 4. Two Canadian Navy Families in the War; 5. The Wrens, God Bless 'Em; 6. The U-Boats and Their Crews: Bravery and Fatalism; 7. Winding Down and Going Home; 8. LookingBack on Wartime Friendships. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed, wi thout inscription by Harbron. 35.00

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71 HARBRON, John D. Longest Battle : The Royal Canadian Navy in the Atlantic 1939-1945. Paperback Edition.
Vanwell Publishing Limited, St. Catherines, 1993, ISBN:1551250187 
HARBRON, John D. The Longest Battle : The Royal Canadian Navy in the Atlantic 1939-1945. St. Catherines : Vanwell Publishing Limited, (1993). Pp 132. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated grey card covers. "In Canada, which often forgets the great events of its history, 'looking astern' has special appeal during the fiftieth anniversary year of the relentless five-and-a-half year Battle of the Atlantic. Given the chronically uncertain course of world events in the half century that separates us from the far-off mid-1940s, when more than ninety thousand young men and women served in the wartime navy onshore and at sea, it is understandable why the sacrifice, devotion to duty , love of country and deep longings of Canadians in the navy for home and peace at the war's end are, at best, distant memories. Yet author John D Harbron helps us remember that Canada's wartime production of hundreds of ships for the navy and thousands of aircraft for both the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force, in addition to training tens of thousands of young men and women in skills they would later apply to postwar careers, wasthe root of the Canadian industrial democracy of our own era. If the spiri t of Canadian nationalism was born in the World War One trenches of Flanders and France, then it was reborn during World War Two in the wartime mess decks of the Royal Canadian Navy. In September 1939 the tiny Canadian navy went to war as a pliant auxiliary of the Royal Navy. In May 1945, it emergedat the peace as a full-blown, confident Canadian national institution in w hich Canadians had been drawn together in a common cause. In our navy, a Canadian creature of the twentieth century, founded in 1910, blooded in two world wars and the Korean conflict of 1950-1953, and with recent service in the United Nations' military coalition in the Gulf War, the spirit remains of the men and women who fought the Battle of the Atlantic and built the hundreds of ships that helped to win it." - from the rear cover. Very good. 15.00

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72 HARGREAVES, Reginald Bloodybacks : The British Serviceman in North America and the Caribbean 1655-1783. First Edition in dustjacket
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1968, 
HARGREAVES, Reginald. The Bloodybacks : The British Serviceman in North America and the Caribbean 1655-1783. London : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1968. First Edition. Pp (12),13-368. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Includes the naval aspects of the Seven Years War and the U.S. Revolutionary War, and includes appendices on the British Navigation Acts and on the relation of Naval Victualling to these conflicts. "Service discipline brought bloodybacks in the eighteenth century - hence the name current in North America for the British soldier of the time. Major hargreaves has in effect writtenan informal military history of the North American continent from 1655 to 1783, which also covers events in the Caribbean during the same period. he draws on all the main sources, with the addition of the personal records, in the form of letters and diaries, or serving men and officers. The two major campaigns covered are the war with France for the possession of Canada and the American War of Independence. In both, the author's marshalling of facts is expert and lucid. he knows the fighting forces, he has explored theterrain, and he sees the marching and the battles through the eyes of the men who were there. he describes the muddles and blunders of politicians athome, the eccentricities of commanders abroad and the enduring qualities o f the British soldier. He shows clearly why we inevitably lost but so nearly saved the American colonies." - from the dj. Very good in nicked dustjacket, with a few short tears. 50.00

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73 HARMAN, Nicholas Dunkirk: The Necessary Myth. 1st UK printing dj.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1980, ISBN:034024299x 
HARMAN, Nicholas. Dunkirk : The Necessary Myth. L.: Hodder and Stoughton, (1980). First UK Printing. Pp 271. Illustrated. 8vo, orange boards. Law 0171. As the title suggests, a revisionist account that views Dunkirk as a disaster and which examines the British government's propaganda campaign to redeem it. Vg in slightly soiled dj. 60.00

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74 HAWKER, Edward Navy. Letter to His Grace The Duke of Wellington, K.G., upon the Actual Crisis of the Country in respect to the State of the Navy. Not Published. (from A Flag Officer of Her Majesty's Fleet).
Printed by A. Spottiswoode, London , 1838, 
[HAWKER, Edward]. The Navy. Letter to His Grace The Duke of Wellington, K.G., upon the Actual Crisis of the Country in respect to the State of the Navy. Not Published. (from A Flag Officer of Her Majesty's Fleet). (London : Printed by A. Spottiswoode, 1838). Pp [1]-44. 8vo, stitched, rebound in modern red marbled paper with printed white paper label to front cover. Contents : [The Letter] (pp 3-37); Extract from “Le Journal des Débats,” copied into “The Times” of November 1, 1838; Russian Baltic Fleet; The Naval Force of France; List of the American Navy, 1838; English Builders. Admiral EdwardHawker (1782-1860) went to sea in 1793, was promoted to captain in 1804, a nd later was Flag-Captain to Sir Richard Goodwin Keats, Commander-in-Chief,Newfoundland. He became rear-admiral in 1837, vice-admiral in 1847 and adm iral in 1853. Contemporary penned name, else a very good rebound copy. 300.00

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75 HILL, J.R. Maritime Strategy for Medium Powers. First American Edition in dustjacket
Naval Institute, 1986, 
HILL, J.R., Rear Admiral. Maritime Strategy for Medium Powers. Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, (1986). Pp (8),3-247,(3). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This book argues that there is a special category of medium powers in the world --powers such as Britain, France, India, Brazil, Japan, perhaps China and others -- which have sufficient military power to do something to protect their interests but which are not a match for the superpowers. It indicates that the uneasy role of medium powers, in the middle between the omnipotent superpowers and the virtually powerless small powers, at present ill-defined, should be thought through properly so that medium powers recognise clearly what they can and cannot do, which of their interests they can defend on their own and for which they need a superpower as ally. It surveys the whole range of naval warfare --equipment, operations, organisation and deployment -- and discusses how each item should be tailored by the recognition of the position of a medium power. It considers alliances, a key element for medium powers and explores how these should be handled, how tight or loose they should be and what use they may be expected to fulfill. The book argues that the concept of medium power, here developed thoroughly for the first time, will be extremely useful to many countriesin defining their strategic role in a purposeful way." - from the dj. Cont ents : Part One: The Strategic Background. 1. Introduction. 2. Medium Power. 3. Maritime Power. 4. Threat and Alliances. Part Two: Tools of the Trade:Concepts and Materiel. 5. General Concepts. 6. Normal Conditions. 7. Low I ntensity Operations. 8. Higher Level Operations. 9. General War. 10. Reach.11. Materiel. Part Three: Available Strategies. 12. Planning, Organisation and Deployment. 13. Towards a General Theory. Several Canada references in the index. Owner's note on flyleaf, else very good in dustjacket. 28.00

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76 HILL, J.R. Maritime Strategy for Medium Powers. First Edition in dustjacket
Croom Helm, London & Sydney, 1986, ISBN:0709937199 
HILL, J.R., Rear Admiral. Maritime Strategy for Medium Powers. London & Sydney :Croom Helm, (1986). First Edition. Pp (8),3-247,(3). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This book argues that there is a special categoryof medium powers in the world --powers such as Britain, France, India, Bra zil, Japan, perhaps China and others -- which have sufficient military power to do something to protect their interests but which are not a match for the superpowers. It indicates that the uneasy role of medium powers, in themiddle between the omnipotent superpowers and the virtually powerless smal l powers, at present ill-defined, should be thought through properly so that medium powers recognise clearly what they can and cannot do, which of their interests they can defend on their own and for which they need a superpower as ally. It surveys the whole range of naval warfare --equipment, operations, organisation and deployment -- and discusses how each item should betailored by the recognition of the position of a medium power. It consider s alliances, a key element for medium powers and explores how these should be handled, how tight or loose they should be and what use they may be expected to fulfill. The book argues that the concept of medium power, here developed thoroughly for the first time, will be extremely useful to many countries in defining their strategic role in a purposeful way." - from the dj.Contents : Part One: The Strategic Background. 1. Introduction. 2. Medium Power. 3. Maritime Power. 4. Threat and Alliances. Part Two: Tools of the Trade: Concepts and Materiel. 5. General Concepts. 6. Normal Conditions. 7. Low Intensity Operations. 8. Higher Level Operations. 9. General War. 10. Reach. 11. Materiel. Part Three: Available Strategies. 12. Planning, Organisation and Deployment. 13. Towards a General Theory. Several Canada references in the index. Penned name, else very good in dustjacket. 40.00

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Another Place, Another Time : A U-Boat Officer's Wartime Album. First Edition, hardback in dustjacket, HIRSCHMANN, Werner GRAVES, Donald E. MULLIGAN, Timothy P. (foreword)
77 HIRSCHMANN, Werner GRAVES, Donald E. MULLIGAN, Timothy P. (foreword) Another Place, Another Time : A U-Boat Officer's Wartime Album. First Edition, hardback in dustjacket
Robin Brass Studio, Toronto , 2004, ISBN:1896941389 2004 1896941389 / 9781896941387 
HIRSCHMANN, Werner. Another Place, Another Time : A U-Boat Officer's Wartime Album. With Donald E. Graves. Foreword by Timothy P. Mulligan. Maps by Christopher Johnson. Toronto : Robin Brass Studio, (2004). First Edition. Pp. (6),7-255,(1). Profusely illustrated. Double column. Square 8vo, mustard paper-covered boards, copper titles to spine.

Werner Hirschmann (b. in March 1923 in Dusseldorf, Germany).

"As a boy growing up in Germany, Werner Hirschmann was fascinated with stories of naval heroes. built ship models, and dreamed of going to sea. In 1940, he was accepted as an officer cadet in the Kriegsmarine, the German navy, and after years of rigorous training, became an engineer officer in the elite U-Boot-Waffe or submarine service.

Using his wartime diaries and his remarkable photograph albums, as well as historical documents, Werner Hirschmann recounts the many interesting episodes in his naval career, including serving on a destroyer that escorted Bismarck on her last operation, U-boat operations in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, being besieged by the Americans at the U-boat base at Lorient in France, and his last patrol to North America in 1945, on which his submarine, U-190, sank HMCS Esquimalt, the last Canadian warship to be lost during the war.

In Another Place, Another Time, Hirschmann provides a unique view of the day-to-day life of a U-boat officer who, like young men on both sides, did his best to enjoy life while trying to do his duty. An epilogue describes his postwar life as a prisoner-of-war in Canada and Britain and his subsequent move to Canada, where he pursued a successful career and eventually became an honorary member of the veterans' association of HMCS Esquimalt.

A key feature for the many readers interested in Second World War submarines is the technical section that provides a detailed pictorial tour of the Type IX/C40 U-boat, including many previously unpublished photographs discovered in Canadian archives." - from the dj.

Foreword by Timothy R Mulligan;
Introduction;
Editor's Note;
1. Beginnings: 1923 to 1940;
2. From Blankenfelde to the Bismarck: October 1940 to May 1941;
3. The Rote Scloss and the U-boot-Waffe: June 1941 to March 1942;
4. Sunshine, Chianti and Ice Cream: Italy, April to July 1942;
5. "Sing, Nachtigall, Sing!" Mürwik, Memel and U-612 , July 1942 to January I944;
6. Frontboot U-190: January to June 1944;
7. Besieged in Festung Lorient: June to August 1944;
8. Heim ins Reich - Escape from Lorient: August to October 1944;
9. Love in the Ruins of the Reich: October 1944 to February 1945;
10. The Last Patrol: February to May 1945;
11. Flying the Black Flag: Surrender, May 1945;
12. Prisoner of War: May 1945 to October 1947.
Epilogue: Another Place, Another Time.

Appendices :
1. The Type IX/C40 U-boats, U-190 and U-889 : A Pictorial Tour;
2. Life on a U-boat.
With bibliography and index.

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78 HOLMAN, Gordon Stand By to Beach! 1st UK no dj
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1944, 
HOLMAN, Gordon. Stand By to Beach! London: Hodder & Stoughton, (December 1944). First Printing. Pp 223. Illustrated. 8vo, light blue cloth. Law 0553. Contents : Turn of the Tide; The Waiting Armada; Off to Normandy!; Day of Destiny; The Thunder of Assault; Into France; The Bay of the Seine; Champions of Liberty; By Land, Sea and Air; Anglo-American Squadron; Gateway to theContinent; The Naval Leaders. Light shelfwear, front inner hinge tender, e lse very good. Lacking dj. 25.00

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79 HOLMES, Tony MONTBAZET, Jean-Pierre World Super Carriers : Naval Air Power Today. 1st printing
Osprey Publishing Limited , London, 1988, ISBN:085045848x 
HOLMES, Tony and Jean-Pierre MONTBAZET. World Super Carriers : Naval Air Power Today. (London : Osprey Publishing Limited, 1988). First Printing. Pp (8),9-126,(2). Double column. Square 8vo, card covers. In the Osprey Colour Series. Chapters : 1. Terminator; 2. Hornet Interlude; 3. 'Mini WACS'; 4. Intruding; 5. The French Way; 6.V/STOL. With over 120 colour photos. Very good. 20.00

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80 HOOD, Ronald Chalmers, III Royal Republicans : The French Naval Dynasties Between the World Wars. First Edition in dustjacket.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London, 1985, ISBN:0807112119 
HOOD, Ronald Chalmers, III. Royal Republicans : The French Naval Dynasties Between the World Wars. Baton Rouge and London : Louisiana State UniversityPress, (1985). First Edition. Pp (16),1-221,(3). With a few b&w photos and tables in the text. 8vo, blue cloth, silver letering to spnie. An analysis of the forces that drove French naval officers toward antidemocratic movem ents in the years between the World Wars. ""In Royal Republicans, Chalmers Hood explores the forces that caused French naval officers to gravitate toward antidemocratic movements after the armistice of 1918. He seeks to explain their involvement in the Action Franc¸aise and in the breakdown of civil-military relations that helped decide the fate of the Third Republic in 1940. Hood shows that a variety of social and intellectual factors allowed for a stability of tradition and royalist sentiment in the navy in a period when the attitudes of mainstream French society were growing away from Cartesian and anti-republican beliefs. Only when the traditionally comfortable and carefree life-style of the naval officers was threatened did this rift between navy and nation begin to constitute a real danger to the French government. Static salaries and the rising cost of living after World War I provokedresentment toward resentment toward an initially unresponsive government that eventually boiled over in the summer of 1940. Royal Republicans comprises three sections. The first describes the social background of the French navy, emphasizing the elite grand corps, or line officers. These men were generally aristocrats in sentiment, if not always in fact. The extent towhich positions in the grand corps tended to remain 'in the family' especi ally prior to World War I, prompted one Frenchman to say that line officersconsidered themselves "the proprietors of the navy by hereditary means.' T he second section of the book describes the intellectual preparation of these officers. Although line officers could spend as much as three quarters of their careers at sea or in the colonies, they remained strong role modelsfor their sons. The wives ot these officers hoped to see their daughters m arry other naval aristocrats and their sons pass the rigorous entrance examinations for the École navale. Hard-won entrance to this prestigious navai academy signaled the beginning of an intense period of study, testing, and isolation deemed necessary for the demands of a post at the top of the strict naval hierarchy. In the final section of the book, Hood shows the ways in which the forces described in the first two sections contributed to the isolation of the French navy and shaped the activities of the line officers between the two world wars. Hood's study is broadly based on interviews with former naval officers, research in a variety of sources, including the archives of the French navy and the naval academy alumni society and sociological and political quantitative analysis. It illuminates the very interesting circumstances that prompted the French navy to challenge the very government that it was sworn to protect." - from the jacket. Preface; Introduction : Historical Burdens of a Naval Tradition, 1690-1918; Part I. Social Foundations. 1. Bourgeouis Roots; 2. Aristocratic Dreams. Part II. Family and Career Values. 3. The French Naval Household: Mothers and Sons; 4. As Fathers Did Before: The Life of a Knight Errant. Part III. The Officer Corps Engagé. 5. Temptations from the Right; 6. What do we do with the Legislature?; 7. La Politique d'Abord; 8. Denouement: Vichy and Beyond. Conclusion; Appendix : Composition of the French Naval Officer Corps in 1936. With Bibliographical Essay and index. Very good in dustjacket. 40.00

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