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1 MILLINGTON-DRAKE, Eugen, Sir MOUNTBATTEN, Earl, Admiral of the Fleet, foreword VIAN, Philip, Admiral of the Fleet Sir, preface Drama of Graf Spee and the Battle of the Plate : A Documentary Anthology, 1914-1964. 1st UK in dj.
Peter Davies, London, 1964, 
MILLINGTON-DRAKE, Eugen, Sir. The Drama of Graf Spee and the Battle of the Plate : A Documentary Anthology, 1914-1964. Compiled by Sir Eugen Millington-Drake, British Minister in Montevideo at the Time of the Battle. Forewordby Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Preface by Admiral of t he Fleet Sir Philip Vian, Captain of H.M.S. Cossack when she rescued the prisoners taken by the Graf Spee off the Altamark. London: Peter Davies, (1964). First UK Printing. Pp. [i]-xxvi,1-520, frontis., + 38 p. of plates and 1 folding map. Illustrated. Map endpapers. Large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt decoration to front and gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed blue. "By means of an exhaustive investigation and infinite ingenuity Sir Eugen has fitted together a piece-by-piece history of interrelated naval battles -- Coronel and The Falklands in the First World War, the Battle of the Plate in the Second -- while the remarkable epilogues bring the interest up to the present day. His sources are literally world-wide; as one is taken through thefamous occasions -- and behind the scenes of action to the diplomatic desk s -- the passages come, in day-to-day chronological sequence, sometimes from previously published books (most of which have been long out of print, others of which have never been available in the English language); sometimesfrom unpublished material (letteres from participants, etc.); sometimes fr om the British side, sometimes from the German side. As Admiral of the Fleet Sir Philip Vian says in his preface: 'Every facet of drama and adventure,from diplomacy on the highest level, through battle at sea, to the courage and stoicism of imprisoned sailors, are indelibly fixed in the multi-colou red mosaic of this vivid narrative.'" - from the dj. Vg in lightly nicked, unclipped dj. 120.00

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