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61 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]
62 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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63 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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64 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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65 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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66 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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67 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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68 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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69 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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70 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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71 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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72 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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73 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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74 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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75 HILL, J.R., (ed.). LAMBERT, Andrew FRIEDMAN, Norman WINTON, John Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy. First Edition in dustjacket
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1995, ISBN:0192116754 
HILL, J.R., (ed.). The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy. Consultant editor: Bryan Ranft. (Oxford) : Oxford University Press, 1995. First Printing. Pp (4),[v]-xiv,(2),1-480,+ 16 pp of colour plates. Large 8vo, bluecloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Written by an international team of exper ts, this lavishly illustrated volume--boasting more than 200 pictures, including sixteen pages of color plates--provides a superb chronicle of the Royal Navy's glorious history. Everything is here--from the building of the Mary Rose, the first great man-of-war, sunk in 1545 (and recently rediscovered); to the Elizabethan navy led by such adventurers as Sir Francis Drake and Sir John Hawkins; to the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the great sea battles at Leghorn and Scheveningen and Trafalgar; to the great admirals, such as Robert Blake, the finest seaman of the commonwealth period, and of course Horatio Nelson, the greatest fighting officer in the history of the Royal Navy. Throughout, the contributors illuminate the Navy's evolving strategy, operations, ship and weapon construction, organization, manning, training, and status in society from medieval times to the present day. And theytake great care to place this stirring history against the social, economi c, and political climate of the time. There is even a fascinating look at the Royal Navy's role in exploration and discovery, from the great scientific voyages of Captain James Cook, to the travels of the Beagle to the Galapagos, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Australia, with Charles Darwin on board." Contents : 1. The Wall of England, to 1500 (by Susan Rose); 2. From the King'sShips to the Royal Navy 1500-1642 (by David Loades); 3. A Permanent Nation al Maritime Fighting Force, 1642-1689 (by J.D. Davies); 4. The Struggle with France, 1690-1815 (by John B. Hattendorf); 5. The Eighteenth-century Navyas a National Institution, 1690-1815 (by Daniel A. Baugh); 6. The Shield o f Empire, 1815-1895 (by Andrew Lambert); 7. Wood, Sail, and Cannonballs to Steel, Steam, and Shells, 1815-1895 (by David K. Brown); 8. Endeavour, Discovery, and Idealism, 1760-1895 (by Roger Morris); 9. Life and Education in a Technically Evolving Navy, 1815-1925 (by John Winton); 10. The BattleshipFleet: The Test of War, 1895-1919 (by James Goldrick); 11. Retrenchment, R ethinking, Revival, 1919-1939 (by Geoffrey Till); 12. A Service Vindicated,1939-1946 (by Eric J. Grove); 13. The Realities of Medium Power 1946 to th e Present (by J.R. Hill); 14. The Royal Navy and the Post-war Naval Revolution, 1946 to the Present (by Norman Friedman). W ith Chronology, further reading, and index. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL APPLY DUE TO ITS WEIGHT.Very good in lightly worn dustjacket. 30.00

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76 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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77 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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78 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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79 HORE, Peter, Captain (ed.). Seapower Ashore : 200 Years of Royal Navy Operations on Land. First Edition in dustjacket.
Chatham Publishing, in association with the National Maritime Museum, London , 2001, ISBN:1861761554 
HORE, Peter, Captain (ed.). Seapower Ashore : 200 Years of Royal Navy Operations on Land. London : Chatham Publishing, in association with the National Maritime Museum, (2001). First Edition. Pp [1]-288. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. Smith and the Siege of Acre 1799: Sea Power Decisive on Land (Tom Pocock). 2. 'Science and Labour': The Naval Contribution to Operations Ashore i the Great Wars with France 1793-1815 (Michael Duffy). 3. Nelson Ashore, 1780-97 (Colin White). 4.'Within Cannon Shot of Deep Water': The Syrian Campaign of 1840 (Andrew La mbert). 5. Under the Heel of Britannia: The Bombardment of Sweaborg 9-11 August 1855 (Andrew lambert). 6. March into India: The Relief of Lucknow 1857-59 (Richard Brooks). 7. The Long Arm of Seapower: The Anglo-Japanese War of 1863-64 (Colin White). 8. Admiral Beatty and Brown Water: The Sudan and China 1896-1900 (Richard Brooks). 9. 'Ex Africa SemperAliquid Novi': The Second Boer War 1899-1901 (Arthur Bleby). 10. The Royal Naval Division 1914-19(Chris Page). 11. An Unlikely Encourter: Norway 1940 (Peter Hore). 12. Ass ault on Walcheren: 1944 (Ivor Howcroft). 13. From Tigre to Tomahawk: the Adriatic Revisited, 1999 (Dr. Leew Willett). Very good to fine in dustjacket. 25.00

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80 HOWARD, Edward SMITH, Sidney, Admiral) DUCKWORTH, John T. SMITH, Charles Douglass, association copy Memoirs of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, K.C.B., &c. First Edition. In Two Volumes
Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, London, 1839, 
(SMITH, Sidney, Admiral Sir). [HOWARD, Edward]. Memoirs of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, K.C.B., &c. By the author of "Rattlin the Reefer," &c. In Two Volumes. London : Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1839. First Edition. Pp (2),[iii]-vii,(1),[1]-400, + frontispiece portrait; (2),[iii]-vii,(1),[1]-411,(1),(4,ads), + frontispiece portrait. 8vo, black half leather, black boards, gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers. Catalogue of the Library of the National Maritime Museum, Vol 2. Biography 1335; Perrin, (ed.) Admiralty Library : Subject Catalogue of Printed Books : Part I : Historical Section p.56. Admiral Sir Sidney Smith (1764-1840). Edward Howard, (b. 1793 - d. December 30, 1841) was a British novelist, briefly in the Royal Navy, and friend of Frederick Marryat, with whom he wrote Rattlin the Reefer. Contents : The First Volume. I. Introductory Remarks The chivalric character of Sir Sidney Smith briefly noticed Asuccinct account of his family An anecdote indicative of his future charac ter. II. Sir Sidney's first entrance into the Navy Some reflections on the early appointments of that period- His various juvenile services until he was made Post Captain. III. Sir Sidney enters the Swedish service The Battleof the Galleys The Battle ofthe 9th and 10th of June Anecdote of Captain D ennison Some reflections on British officers serving foreign powers. IV. Enters the Turkish service Fits out a man-of-war at his own risk Gets a reinforcement of seamen at Smyrna - Joins Lord Hood at Toulon Some account of the transactions at that place. V. Some account of* the situation of the British and allied forces holding Toulon The attacks of the French Misconduct of the Allies General O'Hara made prisoner Bonaparte's account of the transaction It is resolved to evacuate Toulon. VI. Sir Sidney Smith proceeds on his perilous service - Fires the arsenals The misconduct, or the treachery, of the Spaniards Explosion of the powder-ships He re-embarks safely His despatch. VII. Appointed to the Diamond - His services on the Channel station Attacks two French ships under La Hogue Destroys a French corvette Attacks a French squadron which had taken shelter in the Port of Herqui. VIII. Sir Sidney Smith's personal appearance at this time Cuts out a French lugger near Havre Is drifted with his prize up the Seine With his party is captured Speculations of the French upon his conduct. IX. Sir Sidney Smith badly treated as a prisoner of war - Removed to Paris, to the prison called the Abbaye Placed under unwarrantable restrictions Opens a communication with some ladies to aid his escape. X. Another attempt to escape made by boring The general disaffection to the Directorial Government of France The failure of the attempt to escape The urbanity of the jailer of the Temple Anecdotes concerning him. XI . The renewed rigour of Sir Sidney's confinement M. T.'s exchange effected The successful plan of escape devised Is put in execution Sir Sidney proceeds to Rouen Arrives safely in London His reception by his sovereign and his countrymen. XII. Sir Sidney appointed to the command of the Tigre Made joint Plenipotentiary to the Turkish Court Arrives at Constantinople His appointment gives umbrage to Earl St. Vincent. XIII. Preparations for the defence of Acre Mention of Captain Wright Anecdote of the King of Sweden's diamond ring The French move towards Acre Lose their battering-train. XIV. The French make great progress in their approaches The Turks aredefeated in a sortie Anecdote of Junot and Kleber The French gain the oute r tower of Acre Sir Sidney Smith's despatch to Lord Nelson. XV. Sir Sidney's second despatch Describes the progress and the termination of the siege The French retreat in disorder The conduct of Bonaparte Testimonials at hometo the distinguished services of Sir Sidney Smith. XVI. Bonaparte's assump tion of Mahometanism His victory over the Turks His flight from Egypt - Successes of the English and their Allies Kleber's proposition to evacuate Egypt The Convention of El- Arisch. XVII. The conduct of Sir Sidney Smith considered respecting his concurrence with the convention of El- Arisch Parliamentary proceedings upon it Short speech of his late Majesty William IV. XVIII. Sir Sidney Smith's personal appearance at this time His humanity to hiscrews The English government sends reinforcements to Egypt The state of th e country English land at Aboukir Bay Battle of Alexandria- Death of Sir Ralph Abercromby. XIX. Cursory sketch of the termination of the Egyptian campaign Sir Sidney feted by the Capitan Pasha Anecdote of another similar honour Bonaparte's impiety Sir Sidney returns to England with despatches Civic honours. XX. Sir Sidney Smith returned member of parliament for Rochester His speech in the House of Commons, and at the anniversary of the Naval Institution His appointment in the Antelope to the command of a squadron His services in that command. XXI. The Court of Naples violates its treaty of neutrality with the French Naples overrun by them Sir Sidney Smith proceeds toannoy them Relieves Gaeta Takes Capri His despatch. XXII. Further operatio ns for the recovery of Naples Their inutility Sir Sidney Smith receives theacknowledgments of their Sicilian Majesties Remarks on naval appointments. XXIII. The Princess of Wales's vindication against the charges affecting h er and Sir Sidney Smith. The Second Volume. I. Sir Sidney appointed to accompany Sir John Duckworth [Sir John Thomas Duckworth, 1st Baronet, GCB (b. February 9, 1748 – d. August 31, 1817) an officer of the Royal Navy, servingduring the Seven Years' War, the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary and Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and later as the Governor of Newfoundland during the War of 1812] - Instructions to Sir John - Sir Sidney Smith's Letter to the Sublime Porte. II. The Dardanelles forced—A division of the Turkish fleet destroyed bv Sir Sidney Smith—His despatch—Other official documents—His letter to Captain Dacre. III. The commencement of the negociations with the Turks—Sir Sidney's advice asked by the Commander-in-Chief - The Turks procrastinate and arm—The English resolve to return.IV. Sir John Duckworth leaves the Dardanelles — His official accounts of h is proceedings. V. Sir John Duckworth thanks the officers and seamen under his command, and particularises Sir Sidney Smith — Sir Sidney's opinion of the attempt — His poem on the occasion — Tlie opinion of the Admiralty of his merits — He returns to England. VI. The situation of Portugal as regarded England and France — The Portuguese court throw themselves under the protection of the British fleet— The Portuguese fleet join Sir Sidney Smith's squadron in the first instance, and finally sail for the Brazils with the Prince Regent — The official despatches. VII. Sir Sidney Smith superseded by Sir Charles Cotton — Much misunderstanding as to what ships should be placed under Sir Sidney's command — Official correspondence. VIII. Sir Sidney Smith arrives at Rio Janeiro— Gives a grand entertainment to the royal familyof Portugal — The speeches and proclamation. IX. Sir Sidney's interference with politics— Espouses the interests of the Spanish Princess — The memori al of the Princess of' Portugal and Brazil, and of Don Carlos, the Infante Spain — Marks of favour shown to Sir Sidney Smith. X. Sir Sidney Smith's strong advocacy of the Infanta's interests — It displeases at home — Honours conferred upon him — Is recalled and superseded — Conjectures upon this step of the British government — Sir Sidney receives the address of the British merchants — His reply. XI. Sir Sidney's popularity — He visits Liverpool — His reception — His eulogists — An account of his nautical inventions. XII. Sir Sidney Smith made a vice-admiral — Proceeds to the Mediterranean — The nature of the service described — The amusements of the fleet*-The reading-room on board the Hibernia. XIII. At the close of the war Sir Sidney visits Cagliari — Entertains the King of Sardinia — Returns to England, and strikes his flag — Receives the freedom of Plymouth — Projects an union of all orders of knighthood for the abolition of white slavery. XIV. Particularsconcerning Captain Wright — That officer taken by gunboats— Is well treate d in the first instance — The subsequent persecutions to which he was subjected. XV. A Narrative by thelate Captain Wright ; containing a Justification of his Conduct in the Vincejo against certain Calumnies in the "Moniteur," &c., and an Account of his Treatment by the French Government, subsequentto his capture, found among his papers, in his own handwriting, recently c laimed by Sir Sidney Smith, and given up by the present Government of France. XVI. Sir Sidney made a Knight Commander of the Bath— The Duke of Wellington invests him — Sir Sidney's speech on the occasion — Sir Sidney's remonstrance to Bonaparte. XVII. Sir Sidney's exertions in favour of the white slaves --Letters from the various ministers of the European powers on the subject — Also from the consuls at Tripoli — Sir Sidney made admiral — A briefsketch of his character. Appendix. Ex-libris Charles Douglass Smith (1761- 1855), the fourth Governor of Prince Edward Island (1812-1824), see the pedigree chart on Vol. II, p. 352. Some foxing to title pages and frontispieceof Vol. I, frontispiece of Vol. II supplied in facsimile printed on matchi ng paper colour (tipped in), penned name to each volume, Charles Douglass Smith's bookplate to Vol. I, newspaper clipping tipped in, else very good, clean. The 2-volume set for 750.00

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