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Author Name:    BEESLY, Patrick. ROSKILL, Stephen (foreword). GODFREY, J.H., Admiral).

Title:   Very Special Admiral: The Life of Admiral J.H. Godfrey, C.B. First Editionin dustjacket.

Publisher:    Hamish Hamilton, London, 1980, ISBN:0241103835 

Seller ID:   2222

BEESLY, Patrick. A Very Special Admiral : The Life of Admiral J.H. Godfrey,C.B. With a foreword by Capt. S.W. Roskill. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1980. First Printing. Pp. (4),v-xxv,(1),[1]-345,(1), + 8 p. of black and white p lates. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Law 0815. "Appointed Directory of Naval Intelligence in 1939, his achievements rivalled those of his legendary predecessor Blinker Hall. An intellectual who acted 'ruthlessly, relentlessly and remorselessly', his insistence on the independence and integrity of Intelligence and his dislike of Wishful Thinking and Very Senior Officer Veneration incurred the displeasure of Churchill and the Chiefs of Staff and the opposition of his Army and Air Force colleagues." - from the dj. Contents: 1. Edwardian Cadet, 2. The Dardanelles, 3. Mediterannean Staff Officer, 4. The Years Between, 5. Battlecruiser, 6. Director of Naval Intelligence, 7. Winston is Back, 8. Wilfred to Sealion, 9. It Does Work, That's the Main Thing, 10. Three Views or One, 11. Dismissal,12. India's Coral Strand, 13. Very good in slightly spine-sunned, unclippe d dustjacket. 35.00


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