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The Mighty Hood

By: Bradford, Ernle

Price: $16.95

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1959

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 19263

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


DJ and boards show light shelf wear, DJ has short tear top front and light chipping. Tape stains on DJ flaps and pastedowns. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; "HMS Hood (pennant number 51) was the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy. Commissioned in 1920, she was named after the 18th-century Admiral Samuel Hood. One of four Admiral-class battlecruisers ordered in mid-1916, Hood had design limitations, though her design was revised after the Battle of Jutland and improved while she was under constru... View more info

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Head of Oak Life and Death in the Merchant Navy 1937-1945

By: Gibson, Andrew

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Pog Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17585

ISBN: 0978015711

Condition: Very Good+


Card covers show light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book,; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 259 pages; An account of life in the Canadian Merchant Navy during World War II, written by the author, who participated as a crew member on a ship which travelled the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. View more info

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Pursuit The Sinking of the "Bismarck"

By: Kennedy, Ludovic

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London UK, Collins: 1974

Edition: First Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 15725

ISBN: 0002117398

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


DJ has light soiling, scuffing, shelwear to edges, price-clipped. Small 1/2" chip missing from top of spine. ; A tight solid book. DJ in mylar. The author, Ludovic Kennedy, actually took part in the pursuit and sinking of the "Bismarck" during the early days of World War II. ; B&W Photographs; 9 X 5.90 X 1.10 inches; 254 pages; In May 1941, the German battleship Bismarck, then the most formidable fighting ship afloat, escaped into the Atlantic, posing a terrible threat to the convoys that kept Britain supplied. This book gives a first hand account of the pursuit and sinking of the... View more info

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HMS Hood Pride of the Royal Navy

By: Norman, Andrew

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Mechanicsburg PA, Stackpole Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17706

ISBN: 081170789x

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.33 X 6.31 X 0.79 inches; 160 pages; The sinking of the HMS Hood on May 24, 1941 dealt a major blow to the British Royal Navy. Like Titanic years before, Hood had seemed invincible and much of the hopes of the Royal Navy rested with her as the nation entered the war with Germany. But in just seven minutes after an encounter with Bismarck and her consort Prinz Eugen, HMS Hood sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic, taking the lives of 1,418 men with her. Author Andrew Norman explores the events leading up to the disaster an... View more info

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E-Boat Vs MTB The English Channel 1941–45

By: Williamson, Gordon

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Oxford, Osprey Publishing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19174

ISBN: 1849084068

Condition: Near Fine


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book.; Duel #34; B&W and Colour Illustrations, Maps; 9.7 X 7.2 X 0.3 inches; 80 pages; "During WWII, German E-Boats were so active in the English Channel that the narrow stretch of water became known as 'E-Boat Alley'. To counter the threat of these E-Boats, Britain brought its coastal forces to bear - flotillas of small Motor Torpedo and Gun Boats (MTBs and MGBs) and Motor Launches (MLs).As the Germans sought to maintain their supremacy in Channel waters, they continued to develop their E-Boat designs to accommodate more armor and more firepower. Rather ... View more info