Wall of Empire : The Channel's 2000 Years of History. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: BRADFORD, Ernle

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BRADFORD, Ernle. Wall of Empire : The Channel's 2000 Years of History. New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., (1966). Pp 112. Illustrated. Endpaper Maps. Large 8vo, blue cloth. "In this history of the Channel from its beginnings in ancient geological time to the present when it is once again the greatest deterrent to England's union with the Continent, Ernle Bradford presents a magnificent pageant of ships, of invaders, of pirates and freebooters who sailed this broad highway to lands across the seas which were theirs for the taking. The invasion of William the Conqueror, the Spanish Armada, the defense against Napoleon, Dunkirk, the Anglo-American assault on Normandy -- allof these monumental Channel operations are chronicled, but not forgotten a re the quiet villages nestling in covers and harbors, the brave men who dayafter day go down to the sea in ships to eke out a living, the awesome bea uty of the chalk cliffs, and the lovely green downs stretching to the sea."- from the dj. Very good in lightly rubbed, unclipped dust jacket. 22.00

Title: Wall of Empire : The Channel's 2000 Years of History. First American Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: BRADFORD, Ernle

Categories: 888,

Publisher: A.S. Barnes, New York, 1966,:

Seller ID: 20988

Keywords: NAUTICAL UNITED KINGDOM CHANNEL NAVAL ENGLISH SHIPPING,