Title: Fourth Service. in dj.
Publisher:  Robert Hale, London, 1994, ISBN:0709048483
Seller ID: 59692
SLADER, John. The Fourth Service : Merchantmen at War 1939-1945. L: Robert Hale, (1994). Pp 347 +  pp plates. 8vo, black cloth. "Here at last is the true story of the merchant fleet during World War II, the non-fighting service in which 32,000 men died yet whose essential role has never been fully appreciated." -from the dust jacket. With mention of the port of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Many excellent photos with informative comments for each. Chapters : 1. The Price of Defeat; 2. Merchantmen and Defence; 3. U-boats: The Early Days; 4. U-boats: The Holocausts; 5. Surface Raiders; 6. Atlantic Victory; 7. East of Cape Town; 8. The Replacement Ships; 9. Combined Operations; 10. Operations "Torch" and "Husky"; 11. Normandy and the Liberation; 12. The Crews. With appendices, bibliography, index of ships and general index. Slightly cocked, small indentation from pencil notation on ffep, else vg in rubbed, and nicked (with one small close tear to head of spine onfold)dj. 75.00