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Image for The Fighting Ship of the Royal Navy, 897-1984

The Fighting Ship of the Royal Navy, 897-1984

By: Archibald, E.H.H. & Ray Woodward

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Military Press: 1987

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 17182

ISBN: 0517633329

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Blue cloth boards show some shelfwear, DJ has some soiling and discoloration, tears and chipping with 1" piece missing from top of spine. Price-clipped, FFEP has glue marks where a previous owner's book plate was removed. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 17.10 X 14 X 2 inches; 416 pages; A very complete illustrated history of the British Navy, from the early wooden vessels of the 9th century, up to the modern-era dreadnaughts and submarines. Colour illustrations of flags and pendants used over the centuries is included in an app... View more info

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Graveyards of the Pacific From Pearl Harbour to Bikini Atoll

By: Ballard, Robert D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, National Geographic: 2001

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 17183

ISBN: 0792263669

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear to book and DJ ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W and Colour Photographs; 17.10 X 14 X 2 inches; 256 pages; Robert D. Ballard's exploration of World War II naval battle sites, and a visit to Bikini Atoll, where several atomic bomb tests were conducted after the war. "Published in the 60th anniversary year of the infamous bombing of Pearl Harbor, Graveyards of the Pacific is Dr. Robert Ballard's compelling survey of the major WWII Pacific battlefields and graveyards including Midway, Guadalcanal, and Truk Lagoon. This authoritative overview of th... View more info

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Naval Warfare 1914-1918 From Coronel To The Atlantic And Zeebrugge

By: Benbow, Tim

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Amber Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14857

ISBN: 1906626162

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Light edge wear ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. B&W, colour illustrations and maps throughout. ; The History of World War I; 1 x 9.8 x 7.8 Inches; 224 pages View more info

Image for The Dark Broad Seas  Memoirs of a Sailor

The Dark Broad Seas Memoirs of a Sailor

By: Brock, Jeffry V.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15008

ISBN: 0771016239

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Signed by Author; Dust jacket shows edge wear, 1 inch tear top DJ spine and fore edge, tiny nick top book spine. Light foxing of page edges. ; Signed by author on title page. A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; With Many Voices Vol I; 274 pages; Brock commanded escort groups on the Atlantic during WWII and during the Korean conflict he commanded the Canadian Naval forces who served there. This first volume of his memoir covers the period from 1939 to the end of the Korean War. Volume II covers his peacetime service. View more info

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Unlucky Lady The Life and Death of HMCS Athabaskan

By: Burrow, Len & Emile Beaudoin

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1987

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 16172

ISBN: 0771018126

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Only light wear to dust jacket and book. ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs, Maps; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 198 pages; This book is a memorial to to a ship and the men who served on her. Author Len Burrow's brother 'was reported missing, presumed dead while serving aboard the Athabaskan on her final patrol' and author Emile Beaudoin 'was with the ship on her final patrol, surviving to spend the remainder of the war at the POW camp Marlag und Milag. The tribal class Athabaskan was topedoed and sunk April 29th 1944. View more info

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Unlucky Lady The Life and Death of HMCS Athabaskan

By: Burrow, Len & Emile Beaudoin

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1987

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 17957

ISBN: 0771018126

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Only light wear to dust jacket and book. ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs, Maps; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 198 pages; This book is a memorial to to a ship and the men who served on her. Author Len Burrow's brother 'was reported missing, presumed dead while serving aboard the Athabaskan on her final patrol' and author Emile Beaudoin 'was with the ship on her final patrol, surviving to spend the remainder of the war at the POW camp Marlag und Milag. The tribal class Athabaskan was torpedoed and sunk April 29th 1944. "The story of ... View more info

Image for For Those in Peril  Comprehensive Listing of the Ships and Men of the Royal Australian Navy Who Have Paid the Supreme Sacrifice in the Wars of the Twentieth Century

For Those in Peril Comprehensive Listing of the Ships and Men of the Royal Australian Navy Who Have Paid the Supreme Sacrifice in the Wars of the Twentieth Century

By: Cassells, Vic

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Kenthurst NSW, Australia, Kangaroo Press Pty.Ltd: 1995

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 17955

ISBN: 0864177348

Condition: Very Good+


Card covers show light shelf wear, small corner bumps. ; A bright, solid book, card covers are clean. ; B&W photographs; 8.86 X 5.91 X 0.51 inches; 192 pages; "As wellas being the first complete reference book of its kind this book describes vividly the action in which the ships of the RAN (Royal Australian Navy) were involved, not only the ships that died, but also the ones that got away. There is a full description of each ship, her casualties, battle honours and commanding officers. A photograph is provided of almost every ship." View more info

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The Royal Navy 1930-2000 Innovation and Defence

By: Harding, Richard

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Oxon, England, Frank Cass: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16170

ISBN: 071468581X

Condition: Very Good+


A bright, solid book.; Naval Policy and History; 9.06 X 6.14 X 0.71 inches; 299 pages; "explores innovation within the Royal Navy from the financial constraints of the 1930s to World War Two, the Cold War and the refocusing of the Royal Navy after 1990.Successful adaptation to new conditions has been critical to all navies at all times. To naval historians the significance and process of change is not new, but in recent years innovation has been increasingly studied within a number of other disciplines, providing new theoretical positions and insights. This study examines key case studies ... View more info

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God's Plan for Freedom of the Seas

By: Mackendrick, Lt. Col. W. G.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Toronto, Commonwealth Publishers Limited: 1935

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 18100

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Cloth boards show some shelf wear, DJ is worn with tears and heavy chipping, front flap separated but present. Previous owner's name on FFEP. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 207 pages; This is an unusual view of the history of 'freedom of the seas' View more info

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

By: Macpherson, Ken

Price: $24.50

Publisher: St. Catharines, ON, Vanwell Publishing Ltd.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17962

ISBN: 0920277225

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows light shelf wear, 1" tear on DJ front upper edge near spine. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Foldout cutaway technical drawing of a frigate included along with a photo of each ship. ; B&W Illustrations; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 109 pages; "It is extraordinary that one seldom hears of the finest anti-submarine vessels built in Canada during the entire Second World War: frigates. Frigates, initially dubbed "twin-screw corvettes" were designed by William Reed of Smith's Dock company. They were to prove their worth as ocean escorts ... View more info

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The River Class Destroyers of the Royal Canadian Navy

By: Macpherson, Ken; Com.James Plomer (foreword)

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Toronto, Charles J. Musson: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14886

ISBN: 0920845002

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Missing front free end paper, stamp marked out bottom of title page. Light edge wear to dust jacket ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; 103 pages View more info

Image for Warships of the Great Lakes 1754-1834

Warships of the Great Lakes 1754-1834

By: Malcomson, Robert

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Edison NJ, Knickerbocker Press: 2004

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 17170

ISBN: 0785817980

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 160 pages; "While the great fleets battled for international domination on the ocean seas, the age of fighting sail also evolved in the interior of North America. For eighty years freshwater was the home to warships that ranged in size from the simplest gunboat to a First Rate that could have held its own in Nelson's line of battle." View more info

Image for Castles of Steel Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War At Sea

Castles of Steel Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War At Sea

By: Massie, Robert K.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 19466

ISBN: 0679456716

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ and boards show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.3 X 6.3 X 1.9 inches; 865 pages; "The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Nicholas and Alexandra returns with a sequel to Dreadnought that is imposing in both size and quality, taking the British and German battle fleets through WWI. The fluent narrative begins amid the diplomatic crisis of July 1914 and ends with the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow in 1919. Massie makes a coherent if long narrative out of a sequence of events familiar to students of na... View more info

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Thunder in the Morning Calm The Royal Canadian Navy in Korea, 1950-1955

By: Meyers, Edward C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: St. Catharines, ON, Vanwell Publishing Ltd.: 1992

Seller ID: 17184

ISBN: 0920277713

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ is price-clipped, some creasing of front flap. Gift inscription on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 9.20 X 6.20 X 0.60 inches; 248 pages; The outstanding contribution of the Canadians who served with the UN Peacekeeping force during the Korean War is one which, regrettably, has received little attention. "Between July 1950 and August 1955, a total of eight Canadian destroyers performed 21 single tours of duty manned by more than 6,000 sailors. In recounting the efforts of the many who served in those ships, the author depicts a n... View more info

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Canada's Navy The First Century

By: Milner, Marc

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, University of Toronto Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9676

ISBN: 0802042813

Condition: Very Good


Slight wear, Small bookplate and gift notation on FFEP ; DJ in Mylar ; 1.39 x 9.78 x 6.81 Inches; 356 pages View more info

Image for Always a "Pusser"; a History of the Paymaster and Supply Functions of the Royal Canadian Navy

Always a "Pusser"; a History of the Paymaster and Supply Functions of the Royal Canadian Navy

By: Treherne R.C.N. (retd.), Commander (S) T.C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Brentwood Bay BC, Self Published: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10073

Condition: Very Good+


Signed by Author; Signed by author on title page. Slight wear, small smudge on title page ; A bright solid, book, ; Trade PB; 92 pages View more info

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The Glorious First of June

By: Warner, Oliver

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Co.: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17510

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows light shelf wear. Previous owner's name on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 184 pages; An account of the first full-scale naval battle between Great Britain and France after the French Revolution. View more info