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1929 Annual Journal of The United Services Institute of Nova Scotia. SecondYear. Volume Two

By: SPRY, D.W.D., Lieut. Colonel (ed.). HOUGHTON, L.F.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: United Services Institute of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., 1929,:

Seller ID: 86211


SPRY, D.W.D., Lieut. Colonel (ed.). 1929 Annual Journal of The United Services Institute of Nova Scotia. Second Year. Volume Two. Halifax, N.S.: United Services Institute of Nova Scotia, 1929. Pp 1-166. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, red printed card covers. Articles of nautical interest : “Canada's Duty Towards National Defence” by Lt. Cmdr. L.F. Houghton, RNC (pp 26-33) and “The History and Modern Developments of Wireless Telegraphy” by Lt. Cmdr. L.F.Houghton, RCN (pp 34-53). Other articles : “The Race to the Sea” by Lt. Co l. JH.L. Sparling (pp 54-76); “The National Importance of the... View more info

1930 Annual Journal of The United Services Institute of Nova Scotia. Third Year. Volume Three

By: GILLIS, G.H., Capt (ed.) FORTIER, L.M. SPARLING, H.C. MacMECHAN, Archibald

Price: $135.00

Publisher: United Services Institute of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., 1930,:

Seller ID: 86212


GILLIS, G.H., Capt (ed.). 1930 Annual Journal of The United Services Institute of Nova Scotia. Third Year. Volume Three. Halifax, N.S.: United Services Institute of Nova Scotia, 1930. Pp 1-180. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, red printed card covers. Articles of nautical interest : “The Navy at the Dardanelles” by Lieut.-Cm. F.L. Houghton, RCN (pp 43-57) and “The Freedom of the Seas” by Dr. H.F. Munro (pp 76-87). Other articles : “The Ancient Fort at Annapolis Royal, Now Called Fort Anne” by L.M. Fortier (pp 23-29); “The Siege and Fall of Kut” by Lt. Col. R.E.G. Roome (pp 30-42); “Th... View more info

1932 Annual Journal of The United Services Institute of Nova Scotia. Fifth Year. Volume Five

By: BAGNALL, J. Stanley, Capt. (ed.). HARVEY, D.C. WALKER, A. Stanley SPARLING, H.C.

Price: $135.00

Publisher: United Services Institute of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., 1932,:

Seller ID: 86213


BAGNALL, J. Stanley, Capt. (ed.). 1932 Annual Journal of The United Services Institute of Nova Scotia. Fifth Year. Volume Five. Halifax, N.S.: United Services Institute of Nova Scotia, 1932. Pp [1]-138,+ 5 folding maps + 3 plates. Text Maps. 8vo, red printed card covers. Articles of nautical interest : “Minesweeping 1914-1920}” by Lt. D.K. McDermaid (pp 31-38,+ 1 plate) and “Sea Power and Empire” by Prof. A. Stanley Walker (pp 87-101). Other articles : “Nova Scotia and the American Revolution” by Prof. D.C. Harvey (pp 12-30); “The Western Front in 1918” by Lt. Col. H.C. Sparlin... View more info

50 North : An Atlantic Battleground. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket.

By: EASTON, Alan. DYER, K.L., Rear-Admiral.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1963,:

Seller ID: 66883


EASTON, Alan. 50 North : An Atlantic Battleground. With a Foreword by Rear-Admiral K.L. Dyer. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (1963). First Edition. Pp (8),9-287,(1). 8vo, blue cloth. Law 0201, Laugher p.159. Lieutenant-Commander Alan Herbert Easton, (b. 1902 Montreal - d. September 2001, Vermont) long-time resident of Halifax, Distinguished Service Cross, Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, served on the corvettes HMCS Battleford, Sackville and Baddeck. The Battle of the Atlantic from a Canadian perspective. Easton was a corvette and then destroyer commander. "In this exciting book, Lieutenant-Com... View more info

73 North : The Battle of the Barents Sea.. UK reissue in dj

By: POPE, Dudley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg, London, 1988,:

Seller ID: 18293


POPE, Dudley. 73 North : The Battle of the Barents Sea. With a Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Tovey. L.: Secker & Warburg, (1988). Reissue. Pp 320. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth. Law 0511 "When a German U-Boat spotted the Allied convoy on the Arctic Route to Russia a message was immediately relayed to the battleships Lützow and Hipper and six large destroyers. They were to annihilate it. Captain Vincent Sherbrooke RN had only four destroyersin his escort and found himself against overwhelming odds." - from the dj. Vg-fine in dj. 25.00 View more info

73 North : The Defeat of Hitler's Navy. in dj.

By: POPE, Dudley TOVEY, Lord, Admiral of the Fleet (foreword)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1958,:

Seller ID: 52586


POPE, Dudley. 73 North : The Defeat of Hitler's Navy. Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Tovey. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott, (1958). Pp. 288 + 16 p. of plates. 8vo, red cloth spine with patterned grey paper coveredboards. Law 0511 On New Years' Day, 1943, Adolf Hitler declared "this mean s the passing of the High Seas Fleet", when he ordered the scrapping of thewhole of the German surface fleet. This volume details the Battle of the B arents Sea, whose events led to Hitler's decision to abandon the German navy. Light marginalia, top edge a bit dusty, else very good in lightl... View more info

73 North: The Battle of the Barents Sea

By: POPE, Dudley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: McBooks Press, Ithaca, N.Y., 2005, ISBN:1590131029:

Seller ID: 75562


POPE, Dudley. 73 North: The Battle of the Barents Sea. Ithaca, N.Y.: McBooks Press, (2005). First printing of this edition. Pp. (i)-xvii,[1],1-317,[1]. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated card covers. "Pope brings together the events and decisions that culminated in this pivotal confrontation in which eight of the German Navy's most powerful ships failed to sink a Russian convoyguarded by only four small British destroyers. When news of the defeat rea ched Hitler, he became so incensed he ordered the German Fleet scrapped. InPope's hands, this story is not merely one of governments and over-arch... View more info

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A Source Book of Submarines and Submersibles. First Edition in dustjacket

By: WATTS, Anthony Source Book series

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ward Lock, London:, 1976,: 1976

Seller ID: 56335

ISBN: 0706350332


WATTS, Anthony. A Source Book of Submarines and Submersibles. Written and compiled by Anthony J. Watts. London : Ward Lock Limited, (1976). First Printing. Pp (4),5-127,(1). Double column. Illustrated with over 100 b&w photos. Oblong 12mo (170 x 118 mm), blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. In the Source Book series. Anthony John Watts (b. May 22, 1938 - d. July 19, 2014, Tiverton, Devon). Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00 View more info

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A Stronger Climate: 9 Stories. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: JHABVALA, Ruth Prawer

Price: $35.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company, Inc., New York, 1968,: 1968

Seller ID: 59324


JHABVALA, Ruth Prawer. A Stronger Climate : 9 Stories. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1968). First US Printing. Pp (14),11-214,(6). 8vo, purple cloth spine with navy blue paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, CBE (b. May 7, 1927, Cologne, Germany – d. April 3, 2013, New York City) was a German-born British and American novelist. A collection of nine short stories by the Indian author. "The nine stories in A Stronger Climate represent her second collection. Once again she proves her mastery as she probes ... View more info

Absurd and the Brave : CORB - The True Account of the British Government's World War II Evacuation of Children Overseas. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

By: FETHNEY, Michael BRIGGS, Asa, Lord

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boo Guild Ltd., Sussex, England, 1990, ISBN:0863324479:

Seller ID: 116117


FETHNEY, Michael. The Absurd and the Brave : CORB - The True Account of theBritish Government's World War II Evacuation of Children Overseas. Sussex, England : The Book Guild Ltd., (1990). First Edition. Pp (6),7-333,(3). Wi th many b&w photos and other illustrations in the text . 8vo [140 x 220 mm], blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Michael Fethney (b. circa 1931), himself a CORB child evacuated at age 9 from Bradford, was living in Harrogateat the time of puiblication. "In June 1940, the CORB scheme (Children's Ov erseas Reception Board) opened its doors for the evacuation of Britain'... View more info

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Action in the North Atlantic. First Edition

By: GILPATRIC, Guy.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Dutton, 1943,: 1943

Seller ID: 30858


GILPATRIC, Guy. Action in the North Atlantic. Illustrated with photographs. New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1943. First Edition. Pp (8),9-189,(3) + b&w photo frontispiece + 11 leaves showing 23 b&w photos of scenes from the Humphrey Bogart film. 8vo (147 x 208 mm), light blue-grey cloth, with dark blue lettering to front & spine. A World War II adventure novel featuring the life of sailors in the United States Merchant Navy. John Guy Gilpatric (b. January 21, 1896, New York – d. July 7, 1950, Santa Barbara). Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 9... View more info

Admiral Ernest J. King and the Strategy for Victory in the Pacific. An article in Naval War College Review, Winter 1976

By: KING, Ernest J.) REYNOLDS, Clark G. PRESTON, Richard A. Naval War College Review, Winter 1976)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Naval War College, Newport, RI, 1976,:

Seller ID: 66759


(KING, Ernest J.) REYNOLDS, Clark G., Professor. "Admiral Ernest J. King and the Strategy for Victory in the Pacific" . An article in Naval War College Review, Winter 1976, pp. 57-64. Newport, RI: Naval War College, 1976. Pp.(2),1-106. Illustrated. Double column. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. Also of nautical interest: Harlan K. Ullman's "The Cuban Missile Crisis an d Soviet Naval Development: Myths and Realities", and Admiral Ernest J. King's "Set and Drift". And: Carl J. Midgail's "A Perspective of the Military and the Media", Dale R. Herspring's "Th... View more info

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Admiralty Brief : The Story of Inventions that Contributed to Victory in the Battle of the Atlantic.. 1st UK, signed in dj.

By: TERRELL, Edward

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Harrap, London, 1958,:

Seller ID: 43162


TERRELL, Edward. Admiralty Brief : The Story of Inventions that Contributedto Victory in the Battle of the Atlantic. London: George G. Harrap, (1958) . First Printing. Pp. 240, port. frontis., [14] pp plates, folding plan at rear. 8vo, blue cloth. Law 1253. The author's account of his inventive contributions to the war effort, including Plastic Armour, the Scorpion anti-aircraft defence, and the Rocket Bomb used against German U-Boat pens. Faint shelfwear, else vg in creased, torn, chipped, tape-repaired dj. Signed by Terrell on 25th November, 1958. 85.00 View more info

Admiralty of the Atlantic: An Enquiry

By: HISLAM, Percival A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Longman's Green & Co, 1908,:

Seller ID: 69212


HISLAM, Percival A. . The Admiralty of the Atlantic. An Enquiry into the Development of German Sea Power Past, Present, and Prospective . L.: Longman's Green & Co., 1908. Pp (4),[v]-xvi,1-214,(1, ads),(1) frontispiece + 15 leaves of plates + fldg map at rear. 8vo, gilt decorated blue cloth. Chapters: 1. The Inception of the German Navy; 2. The Development of German Sea-Po wer; 3. The German Navy To-day: The Battle Fleet; 4. The German Navy To-day: Cruisers and Torpedo Craft; Shipbuilding Resources; 5. German Shipbuilding Resources; 6. The North Sea Amphitheatre; 7. Naval Policy and Our Naval B... View more info

Adventures of a Naval Paymaster.

By: MARTIN, W.E.R., Paymaster Rear-Admiral.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Herbert Jenkins Limited, London , 1924,:

Seller ID: 90000


MARTIN, W.E.R., Paymaster Rear-Admiral. The Adventures of a Naval Paymaster. London : Herbert Jenkins Limited, MCMXXIV [1924]. Pp (4),vii-ix,(5),[1]-306, portrait frontis + 15 leaves of plates. 8vo, green cloth, lettered in black. Contents : 1. Early Days (1867-1889). 2. My First Experiences as Assistant Paymaster (1889-1898). 3. The German Emperor and Other Royalties (1898-1899). 4. Comedy and Tragedy in the West Indies (1899-1903). 5. Some Indian Experiences (1903-1908). 6. Of Snakes and Ships and Sealing-Wax (1908-1914). 7. The Great War – and After (1914-1922). Slightly cocked, cloth rub... View more info

Affair of Chances. A Submariner's Odyssey 1939-44

By: McGEOCH, Ian

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Imperial War Museum, London, 1991,:

Seller ID: 83150


McGEOCH, Ian. An Affair of Chances. A Submariner's Odyssey 1939-44. London:Imperial War Museum, London, (1991). Pp (4),5-221,(3), including portrait frontispiece. Some photo-illustraions in the text. Large 8vo, blue cloth. With foreword by Admiralof the Fleet, Lord Lewin. "On 21 April 1943 HM Submarine Splendid was patrolling off the Bay of Naples. In five previous patrols, operating against ships taking vital supplies from Italy to the Axis armies in Tunisia, she had sunk a destroyer and more merchant tonnage than anyother Allied submarine during the same period. But her luck was about to... View more info

Aircraft-Carriers of Great Britain, U.S.A. And Axis Nations.

By: Aircraft Carriers - World War II

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Real Photographs, Southport, Lancashire , 1942,:

Seller ID: 97357


(Aircraft Carriers - WW2). Aircraft-Carriers of Great Britain, U.S.A. And Axis Nations. Southport, Lancashire : Real Photographs, [1942]. Pp [1]-28 including covers. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white stapled card covers. R.P. Publications 42/6. Rubbed and darkened, tear to top spine, penned marks to front cover, else good. 45.00 View more info

Aircraft-Carriers of Great Britain, U.S.A. and Axis Nations.

By: Aircraft Carriers

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Real Photographs Co. Ltd, Southport, Lancashire, 1942,:

Seller ID: 99726


(Aircraft Carriers). The Aircraft-Carriers of Great Britain, U.S.A. and Axis Nations. Southport, Lancashire : Real Photographs Co. Ltd., n.d. [1942]. Pp [1]-27,(1) including covers. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated grey stapled card covers. R.P. Publications 42/6. A guide to some of the photographs available for purchase from the Real Photographs firm. Rubbed, staples rusted,else very good. 35.00 View more info

Albert Speer and the Nazi Ministry of Arms : Economic Institutions and Industrial Production in the German War Economy. 1st in dj.

By: SPEER, Albert). ZILBERT, Edward R.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press / Associated University Presses, Rutherford - Madison - Teaneck - London, 1981, ISBN:0838617093:

Seller ID: 80150


(SPEER, Albert). ZILBERT, Edward R. Albert Speer and the Nazi Ministry of Arms : Economic Institutions and Industrial Production in the German War Economy. Rutherford – Madison – Teaneck : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press/ London : Associated University Presses, (1981). First Edition. Pp [1]-30 5,(7),+ folding chart at rear. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. Introduction. 2. The German Ideological and Institutional Background. 3. Principal Economic Organizations in the German War Economy. 4. The Speer Administrations – the Beginnings. 5. The Submarine Industry.... View more info

Allied Secret : The Sinking of HMT Rohna. pbk.

By: JACKSON, Carlton.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Red River Books / University of Oklahoma Press, Norman , 2001, ISBN:0806134186:

Seller ID: 88677


JACKSON, Carlton. Allied Secret : The Sinking of HMT Rohna. Norman : Red River Books / University of Oklahoma Press, (2001). First Red River Books Printing. Pp [i]-xxi,(3),1-207,(1). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. Originally published under the title Forgotten Tragedy. "In Allied Secret, Carlton Jackson recounts the single greatest loss of American lives at sea during World War II: the sinking of the British troopship HMT Rohna on November 26, 1943, by a German guided bomb. Over one thousand American soldiers died in the disaster, which was kept secret for security ... View more info