Title: Far Distant Ships: An Official Account of Canadian Naval Operations in the Second World War. later pr no dj.
Publisher:  National Defence, 1952,
Seller ID: 14830
SCHULL, Joseph. The Far Distant Ships : An Official Account of Canadian Naval Operations in the Second World War. Published by Authority of the Minister of National Defence. Ottawa : Edmond Cloutier, 1952. Pp (3),IV-XIX,(1),1-527,(1),frontis + 48 pp.plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Law 1520. "For sixty-eight months the Canadian Navy was in the thick of the battle about the Atlantic convoys, as one of the principal contenders. In other fierce campaigns along the eastern seaboard of North America, in the St Lawrence River, and the Gulf, in the Arctic, the Mediterranean, the English Channel, the North Sea, the Bay of Biscay and the Pacific, and along the coasts of Normandy, Sicily, Italy, North Africa, and Greece, Canadian ships and seamen wrote a gallant chapter of history. The absorbing drama unfolds here in lively and informal language, profusely illustrated with maps and photographs. " - from the dj. Chapters : 1. Eve of Battle; 2. The First Year; 3. State of Siege; 4. The Western Atlantic; 5. Two More Oceans and a River [The St. Lawrence]; 6. "The End of the Beginning; 7. "Operation Torch"; 8. Full Partner; 9. In Other Waters; 10. Gathering of the Giants; 11. The Plan and the Preliminaries; 12. The Assault; 13. The Screening Forces; 14. The Build-Up; 15. "Wherever Wood Can Swim"; 16. Far Waters and Near; 17. Black Flags and a Setting Sun; 18. "Goodbye, Brothers!". Appendices: .I. Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Divisions 1939-1945, II. Royal Canadian Navy: Principal Commandsand Appointments 1939-1945, III. Principal Ships of the Royal Canadian Nav y 1939-1945 (by Name, Class, and Commanding Officers, pp.452-499); IV. Canadian Landing Craft in Operation Neptune & RCN Beach Commando "W" in Operation Neptune . With Genaral Index and Index to Ships. Name inked to ffep, small dampspot to top edge, light shelfwear, else very good. 50.00