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Image for Marina Italiana: Le Operazioni Nel Mediterraneo Giugno 1940 - Giugni 1942

Marina Italiana: Le Operazioni Nel Mediterraneo Giugno 1940 - Giugni 1942

By: Ando, Elio / Bagnasco, Erminio

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Italy, Intergest: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015580

Condition: Good+


189pp, 249 captioned black and white photographs, key dates and fleet details. Landscape format softback, reading creases to covers, small (label) glue mark to front, a few marks to verso of front cover and front endpaper otherwise a nice tight copy. Scarce. Italian text. View more info

Image for The Battle and the Breeze: The Naval Reminiscences of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Ashmore

The Battle and the Breeze: The Naval Reminiscences of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Ashmore

By: Ashmore, Sir Edward / Grove, Eric (Editor)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Stroud, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020086

ISBN: 0750912529

Condition: Very Good


vi + 282pp, index, 32pp illustrations. Blue boards, light wear only, a VG copy in a Good+ (edge chipping with small loss, to be supplied in a removeable protective sleeve) dustwrapper. Detail of life as an Officer and then in higher command in the postwar Royal Navy. View more info

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A Sea Affair: An Autobiography

By: Baillie, Captain D.G.O.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017357

Condition: Very Good


290pp, index, 15pp plates. Blue boards, light ageing only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. View more info

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Warships of the Royal Navy: Warspite

By: Ballantyne, Iain

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Barnsley, Leo Cooper: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019250

ISBN: 0850527791

Condition: Very Good


224pp, index, bibliography, black and white photographs (from the Goodman collection), specially commissioned paintings and drawings by Dennis C Andrews. The story of all 8 warships to carry the name 'Warspite', concentrating of the 7th, the mighty battleship which fought her way through both world wars. Blue boards, very slight edge browning, a VG tight copy in dustwrapper. View more info

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The Black Battlefleet: A Study of the Capital Ship in Transition

By: Ballard, Admiral GA (Foreword By Admiral of the Fleet the Earl Mountbatten of Burma)

Price: £24.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Naval Institute Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020616

ISBN: 0870219243

Condition: Very Good


263pp, indexes, footnotes, 7 appendices, over 200 black and white photographs, plans, draughts and diagrams. Orange boards, light wear and ageing only, a VG copy in dustwrapper. Heavy book, UK at standard rate, overseas at cost. View more info

Image for Very Special Admiral: The Life of Admiral JH Godfrey, CB

Very Special Admiral: The Life of Admiral JH Godfrey, CB

By: Beesley, Patrick (Foreword By Captain SW Roskill)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017398

ISBN: 0241103835

Condition: Very Good


xxv + 345pp, index, bibliography, 8pp illustrations, maps. Green boards, light ageing only, very slight spine twist, a VG clean tight copy in (slight spine fading) dustwrapper. Biography of John Godfrey who was appointed Director of Naval Intelligence in 1939. View more info

Image for Biblioteca Del Mare: La Guerra Sui Mari: La Battaglia Del Rio De La Plata

Biblioteca Del Mare: La Guerra Sui Mari: La Battaglia Del Rio De La Plata

By: Bennett, Geoffrey

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Italy, Mursia: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017079

Condition: Very Good


103pp, indexes, bibliography, 17 appendices, 24pp illustrations, maps. Blue boards, slight browning to pages, otherwise a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Italian text. View more info

Image for Biblioteca Del Mare: La Guerra Sui Mari: La Battaglia Del Rio De La Plata

Biblioteca Del Mare: La Guerra Sui Mari: La Battaglia Del Rio De La Plata

By: Bennett, Geoffrey

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Italy, Mursia: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017080

Condition: Very Good


103pp, indexes, bibliography, 17 appendices, 24pp illustrations, maps. Blue boards, slight browning to pages, otherwise a VG clean tight copy in (neat closed edge tears, minor rubs) dustwrapper. Italian text. View more info

Image for The Explosive Years: Exploits of a Royal Navy Bomb and Mine Disposal Officer, 1940 - 1946

The Explosive Years: Exploits of a Royal Navy Bomb and Mine Disposal Officer, 1940 - 1946

By: Blackmore, Bert (Formerly Lieutenant, RNVR)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Tom Donovan Publishing Ltd: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022033

ISBN: 1871085233

Condition: Very Good


342pp, 30 plates (but due to a binding error, plates some are duplicated whilst plates 10 - 13 are missing, text pages are ok). Blue boards, light wear and ageing only, the noted fault aside, a VG copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Convoy is to Scatter

Convoy is to Scatter

By: Broome, Jack

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, William Kimber: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020304

ISBN: 0718303326

Condition: Near Very Good


232pp, 4 maps, drawings, black and white photographs. Blue boards, from a smoker's collection so slight aroma and general browning to pages, overall a near VG copy in (colour fading to spine) dustwrapper. View more info

Image for From Engine Room to Admiralty

From Engine Room to Admiralty

By: Brown, Tommy

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Hampshire, Navigator Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022021

ISBN: 0902830570

Condition: Very Good


vii + 308pp, illustrations. Card covers, a few reading creases, creases to corner tips of a few pages, overall a VG copy. View more info

Image for Warships Fotofax: German Battleships Eighteen Ninety-Seven to Nineteen Forty-Five (1897-1945)

Warships Fotofax: German Battleships Eighteen Ninety-Seven to Nineteen Forty-Five (1897-1945)

By: Burt, R. A.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Arms and Armour Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020143

ISBN: 0853689857

Condition: Very Good


48pp, 85 captioned b+w plates, technical summary of the following classes: Kaiser Friedrich III; Wittelsbach; Braunschweig; Deutschland; Nassau; Helgoland; Von der Tann; Moltke; Kaiser; Seydlitz; Konig; Derfflinger; Hindenburg; Bayern; Scharnhorst; Bismarck. Light wear only, a VG clean tight copy. View more info

Image for Japanese Battleships 1897 - 1945 (Warships Fotofax)

Japanese Battleships 1897 - 1945 (Warships Fotofax)

By: Burt, R. A.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Arms and Armour Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020864

ISBN: 0853687587

Condition: Very Good


87 photographs, drawings and technical data. Softback, a VG clean tight copy. View more info

Image for The Story of the Prince (Prinz) Eugen

The Story of the Prince (Prinz) Eugen

By: Busch, Fritz-Otto (Translated from the German By Eleanor Brockett)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 019703

ISBN: 0709157436

Condition: Very Good


190pp, index, maps, photographs. Orange boards, light ageing only, a VG clean tight copy in (slight spine fading, not price-clipped) dustwrapper. The story of the famous German heavy cruiser, commissioned in 1940, and destroyed in the Bikini Atoll atomic bomb tests in 1946. Prinz Eugen famously accompanied the Tirpitz and Gneisenau in the Channel Dash. View more info

Image for Flagship 'Hood': The Fate of Britain's Mightiest Warship

Flagship 'Hood': The Fate of Britain's Mightiest Warship

By: Coles, Alan / Briggs, Ted

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Ltd: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020169

ISBN: 0709020244

Condition: Very Good


xii + 269pp, index, bibliography, references, maps, 16pp photographs. Black boards, light foxing mainly to page edges, overall a VG copy in dustwrapper. The co-author was one of only three survivors from a ship's company of 1400 men. The cause of the explosion which destroyed the Hood has been the subject of much debate, centred around the flawed design of the battleship, View more info

Image for MTB 102. 1936 - 1986. Part I: Reminiscences of MTB 102 By Commander CWS Dreyer; Part II: Vosper Torpedo Boat - MTB 102 - A Profile

MTB 102. 1936 - 1986. Part I: Reminiscences of MTB 102 By Commander CWS Dreyer; Part II: Vosper Torpedo Boat - MTB 102 - A Profile

By: Dreyer, Commander CWS

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Norwich, 102 Trust: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021670

Condition: Very Good


73pp single-sided pages, drawings, chronology. Spiral-bound softback, general light wear, a VG copy, Includes a '102 Trust' newsletter, a double-sided facts sheet and a 7"x5" print. View more info

Image for Battleships: United States Battleships, 1935 - 1992. Revised and Updated Edition

Battleships: United States Battleships, 1935 - 1992. Revised and Updated Edition

By: Garzke Jr, William H / Dulin Jr, Robert O (Line Drawings By Webb, Thomas G / Sumrall, Robert F)

Price: £60.00

Publisher: USA, Naval Institute Press: 1995

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 017593

ISBN: 1557501742

Condition: Very Good


x + 387pp, index, bibliography, illustrated with photographs and drawings. Green boards, light wear only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. A comprehensive history of all US Navy battleships and battlecruisers built, designed or projected since the early 1930s. An excellent reference for the ship modeller. View more info

Image for Serving Proudly: A History of Women in the U. S. Navy

Serving Proudly: A History of Women in the U. S. Navy

By: Godson, Susan H.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: USA, Naval Institute Press: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 016516

ISBN: 1557503176

Condition: Very Good


xvi + 457pp, index, bibliography, notes, 32pp plates. Black boards, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. A comprehensive study of service by American women with the US Navy from the early days of the Republic to the end of the 20th century. View more info

Image for A Very Rude Awakening: The Night the Japanese Midget Subs Came to Sydney Harbour

A Very Rude Awakening: The Night the Japanese Midget Subs Came to Sydney Harbour

By: Grose, Peter

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020660

ISBN: 1741752191

Condition: Very Good


viii + 320pp, index, bibliography, 12pp illustrations, maps. Softback, light reading wear, slight ageing to contents, a VG copy. View more info

Image for Marines at War: 20 True Heroic Tales of U.S. Marines in Combat, 1942-1983

Marines at War: 20 True Heroic Tales of U.S. Marines in Combat, 1942-1983

By: Hammel, Eric

Price: £10.00

Publisher: USA, Pacifica Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016025

ISBN: 0935553401

Condition: As New


xiv + 19pp maps + 236pp. A Fine copy, probably unread. View more info

Image for Aircraft No. 200: Fairey Firefly in Action

Aircraft No. 200: Fairey Firefly in Action

By: Harrison, WA / Greer, Don / Gebhardt, David / Glenn, Darren

Price: £10.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Squadron/Signal Publications: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017626

ISBN: 0897475011

Condition: Very Good


50pp, photographs and drawings throughout, plus 2pp colour centre spread of aircraft markings and camouflage. Landscape format softback, a VG clean tight copy. Excellent reference for the aviation modeller. View more info

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A New History of British Shipping

By: Hope, Ronald

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017781

ISBN: 0719547997

Condition: Very Good


xviii + 533pp, index, bibliography, 16pp plates, maps. Blue boards, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Forgotten Warriors: Challenge at Guadalcanal

Forgotten Warriors: Challenge at Guadalcanal

By: Jones, Arvil / Jones, Lulu

Price: £30.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Turner Publishing Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: R14856

ISBN: 1563111489

Condition: Very Good


160pp, index, notes, selected sources, illustrations. Laminated pictorial boards, light wear only, VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. An unforgettable look into the Battle of Guadalcanal through a member of CUB-One, a Navy aircraft overhaul, repair and refueling unit. View more info

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Midget Submarines of the Second World War

By: Kemp, Paul

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Caxton Editions: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 020617

ISBN: 1840675217

Condition: Very Good


125pp, index, notes, sources, black and white photographs, cutaway drawings plus separate folding large scale plans for modelmakers of the British X-Craft and the German Seehund midget submarines (in pocket at rear). Laminated pictorial boards, light wear only, a VG copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Harland and Wolff's Empire Food Ships 1934 - 1948: A Link with the Southern Dominions

Harland and Wolff's Empire Food Ships 1934 - 1948: A Link with the Southern Dominions

By: Kerbrech, Richard P. De

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Isle of Wight, Coach House Publications Ltd: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018320

ISBN: 1899392114

Condition: Very Good


xxxii + 72pp, illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. Softback, light edge rubbing, a VG clean tight copy. View more info

Image for Operation 'Menace': The Dakar Expedition and the Dudley North Affair

Operation 'Menace': The Dakar Expedition and the Dudley North Affair

By: Marder, Arthur

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, OUP: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020258

ISBN: 0192158112

Condition: Very Good


xxv + 289pp, 7 charts, index, 8pp photographs plus frontispiece. Blue boards, slightest colour fading to spine, small mark to front endpaper, light ageing only, overall a VG copy without dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Treaty Cruisers: The First International Warship Building Competition

Treaty Cruisers: The First International Warship Building Competition

By: Marriott, Leo

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Barnsley, Pen & Sword Maritime: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017770

ISBN: 1844151883

Condition: Very Good


vi + 185pp, index, 4 appendices, illustrated. Black boards, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Covers ships from Britain (County Class), France (Duquense, Suffren and Algeria Classes), Italy (Trento, Zara and Bolzano Classes), Germany (Hipper Class), the USA (Pensacola, Northampton, Portland, New Orleans, Wichita and Baltimore Classes) and Japan (Furatake, Asoba, Myoko, Takoa, Mogami and Tone Classes). View more info

Image for Destiny of Life

Destiny of Life

By: Pim, Tom

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hertfordshire, Able Publishing: 2001

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 017015

ISBN: 1903607167

Condition: Very Good


188pp, not illustrated. Softback, general light wear only, a VG clean tight copy. Memories of the Battle of the Atlantic and later, the Russian convoys. View more info

Image for Commander Crabb

Commander Crabb

By: Pugh, Marshall

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021969

Condition: Very Good


ix + 166pp, 8pp illustrations. Blue boards, small marks to front board, ageing to contents, overall a VG copy in a Fair-to-Good (chipped with loss mainly to spine and top/bottom edges of rear panel, internally reinforced in one place) dustwrapper. The story of Commander Lionel Crabb and his team of underwater frogmen, their exploits in WW2 and a final chapter on Crabb's last dive and the debates which followed. View more info

Image for The Hand-me-down Ships: The True Account of the World War II Exploits of Ten Ex-American Coast Guard Cutters and the Officers and Men of the Royal Navy Who Served in Them.

The Hand-me-down Ships: The True Account of the World War II Exploits of Ten Ex-American Coast Guard Cutters and the Officers and Men of the Royal Navy Who Served in Them.

By: Reed, Ken

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Lincolnshire, Ken Reed: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017997

ISBN: 0952238705

Condition: Very Good


x + 181pp, index, 32pp plates, drawing. Blue boards, small marks to front endpaper otherwise light ageing only, a VG tight copy in a Good (chipped with small loss, supplied in a removeable protective sleeve) dustwrapper. Signed by author on title page. View more info

Image for Home Waters MTBs & MGBs at War, 1939 - 1945

Home Waters MTBs & MGBs at War, 1939 - 1945

By: Reynolds, Leonard C.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Stroud, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 018992

ISBN: 0750925183

Condition: Very Good


xi + 204pp, indexes, 3 appendices including bibliography, maps, black and white illustrations, illustrated endpapers. Blue boards, from a smoker's collection so slight aroma, very slight browning to page edges, a VG copy in dustwrapper. Tipped in signature plate from the author to title page. View more info

Image for Biblioteca Del Mare: La Guerra Sui Mari: La Fine Della Bismarck

Biblioteca Del Mare: La Guerra Sui Mari: La Fine Della Bismarck

By: Schofield, BB

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Italy, Mursia: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017078

Condition: Very Good


112pp, indexes, bibliography, 6 appendices, 16pp illustrations, maps. Blue boards, slight browning to pages, otherwise a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Italian text. Includes an 8pp publisher's catalogue. View more info

Image for Admiralty Ships Badges: Original Patterns 1919 - 1994. Volume One (I, 1): Abdiel - Lysander; Volume Two (2, II): Mackay - Zulu. 2 Volume Set

Admiralty Ships Badges: Original Patterns 1919 - 1994. Volume One (I, 1): Abdiel - Lysander; Volume Two (2, II): Mackay - Zulu. 2 Volume Set

By: Stopford, TP

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Kent, Stone Frigate: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 021548

ISBN: 0952934604

Condition: Very Good


2 volume set. Vol 1: vi + 238pp + xiiipp index and glossary. Bibliography. Vol 2: vi + 248pp + xpp index and bibliography. Both volumes fully illustrated in colour. Gilt on burgundy boards, both volumes VG copies in near VG (slight spine fading, rubs/edge nicks to spine heads and one corner) dustwrappers. Both volumes flat-signed by the author on front endpaper. Heavy books, UK at standard rate, overseas at cost. View more info

Image for Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia Volume One A-F; Volume Two G-P; Volume Three Q-Z (3 Volume Set)

Naval Warfare: An International Encyclopedia Volume One A-F; Volume Two G-P; Volume Three Q-Z (3 Volume Set)

By: Tucker, Spencer C (Editor)

Price: £65.00

Publisher: USA, ABC-CLIO Ltd: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022235

ISBN: 1576072193

Condition: Very Good


3 volume set. Volume 1: xlvi + 413pp. Volume 2: xxxiv + 419pp; Volume 3: xxxiv + 399pp. Index, glossary, bibliography, maps, references, illustrations. Laminated pictorial boards, bumping to lower front corners of Vol 3, otherwise general light wear, a VG set. Very heavy, approx 5kg, UK at standard rate, overseas at cost. View more info

Image for Admiral of the Fleet: The Life of Sir Charles Lambe

Admiral of the Fleet: The Life of Sir Charles Lambe

By: Warner, Oliver (With an Introduction By Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten of Burma and a Foreword By Sir Steven Runciman)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 018295

ISBN: 0283352930

Condition: Good


xiii + 224pp, index, 21 plates. Blue boards, generally small loss to the top edge of a few pages (production fault) otherwise a VG clean tight copy in (edge chipped with small loss, surface loss to a few places, to be supplied in a removeable protective sleeve) dustwrapper. Signed and dated by the author to verso of 1/2 title. Scarce signed copy. View more info

Image for Japanese Warships of World War II

Japanese Warships of World War II

By: Watts, AJ

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Ian Allan: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019580

Condition: Very Good


400pp, index, war losses, photographs, drawings, technical data. Light ageing only, red boards, a barely read VG copy in (slightest colour fading to spine, small line of minor colour loss to spine which looks like a production flaw, not price-clipped) dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Silent Siege II: Japanese Attacks on North America in World War II. Ships Sunk; Air Raids; Bombs Dropped; People Killed

Silent Siege II: Japanese Attacks on North America in World War II. Ships Sunk; Air Raids; Bombs Dropped; People Killed

By: Webber, Bert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Oregon, Webb Research Group: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015982

ISBN: 093673826X

Condition: Good


398pp, index, references, illustrated. Softback, general reading wear, colour fading to spine, very minor annotation (mainly neat ticks against books listed in reference section), overall a good tight copy. View more info

Image for An American Naval Diplomat in Revolutionary Russia: The Life and Times of Vice Admiral Newton A. McCully, 1867-1951

An American Naval Diplomat in Revolutionary Russia: The Life and Times of Vice Admiral Newton A. McCully, 1867-1951

By: Weeks, Charles J., Jr.

Price: £13.00

Publisher: USA, Naval Institute Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016822

ISBN: 1557509204

Condition: Very Good


xii + 348pp, index, bibliography, notes, illustrations. Blue boards, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Australian Submarines: A History. 2nd Edition in Two Volumes

Australian Submarines: A History. 2nd Edition in Two Volumes

By: White, Michael

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Australia, Australian Teachers of Media: 2015

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 021603

ISBN: 1876467266

Condition: Very Good


2 volume set. Volume 1: xxx + 664 + xcviiipp. Index, black and white photographs. Volume 2: xvi + 912 + xcvipp. Index, bibliography, appendices. Both volumes in laminated boards, barely read copies. The books cover the Australian submarine history from 19810 through to 2014. Very heavy set (6kg), UK at standard rate, overseas at cost. View more info

Image for Royal Navy Handbook: 1939-1945

Royal Navy Handbook: 1939-1945

By: Wragg, David

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Stroud, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017211

ISBN: 0750939370

Condition: Very Good


ix + 277pp, index, bibliography, chronology, 6 appendices, over 150 archive photographs. Black boards, a VG clean tight copy in (small seller's label to flyleaf) dustwrapper. View more info