Brassey's Naval Annual 1944. First US printing in dustjacket


THURSFIELD, H.G., Rear-Admiral, (ed). Brassey's Naval Annual 1944. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1945. First Printing. Pp (4),iii-viii,1-303,(3),P 1-P116,1-[7],(1), frontispiece + 22 p plates. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, bluecloth, gilt lettering to spine, blindstamped to front board. "This famous authority on the current activities of all the navies ot the world is now being issued for its fifty-fifth and perhaps most important year. It is the complete chronicle of naval engagements, of ships in service, and of naval theory and progress during the past year. The book opens with the month-by-month history of naval action on the seven seas, told by Rear-Admiral Thursfield. Individual battles are described, and strategy explained. There follow chapters by ten other naval authorities on such subjects as The Air War at Sea, The U-Boat War, The Expansion of Sea Power, Naval Strategy, The Press and the Navy. These stories and articles are illustrated with 27 action photographs. The second section of the book is for reference purposes. It contains numerous tables of dimensions and particulars of the various classes of ships in the different navies, and a pictorial section of 26 pages of silhouettes and 90 pages of plans and elevations. The book has been carefullv indexed." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. Review of 1943 : 1. A NavalChronicle (by Rear-Admiral A.G. Thursfield). 2. Foreign Navies (by Francis E. McMurtrie). 3. The Future of Sea and Air Transport (by Sir Achibald Hur d). 4. The Air War at Sea (by Major Oliver Stewart). 5. The U-Boat War (by Commande H. Pursey). 6. The Development of Landing Craft (by A. J. McWhinnie). 7. The Expansion of Sea Power in the Present War (by Dr. H. Rosinsk). 8. The Fleet Air Arm (by Owen Rutter). 9. A New Treattise on Naval Strategy (by Capt. Russell Grenfell). 10. The Press and the Navy (by Gordon Holman).11. The Man and the Machine (by Admiral Sir William James). Reference Sect ion : Dimensions and Particulars of Ships of the Larger Navies; Ships of the Lesser Navies; Flotillas of the World; Ship-Borne Aircraft; Miscellaneous: Diary of Naval Events, 1943. Naval Authorities : Principal Naval Officia ls, British and Foreign; British and Foreign Naval Attach├ęs. Pictorial Section : Silhouetes of Warships : Batleships; Aircraft Carriers and Tenders; Cruisers and Coast-Defence Ships; Flotillas. Plans and Elevations of Warships. A very good, bright copy in browned dustjacket. 150.00

Title: Brassey's Naval Annual 1944. First US printing in dustjacket

Author Name: THURSFIELD, H.G., Rear-Admiral, (ed.) BRASSEY MCMURTRIE, Francis E. HURD, Archibald, Sir.

Categories: 84,

Publisher: Macmillan Company, New York, 1945,:

Seller ID: 111811

Keywords: NAUTICAL NAVAL PERIODICAL UNITED KINGDOM 20TH WW2 WWII NAVY RN ENGLAND ENGLISH BRITISH,