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[Washington: Government Printing Office] ~ Debates in the British Parliament 1911-12 on the Declaration of London and the Naval Prize Bill ~ Washington: Government Printing Office, 1919 ~ 5¾" x 9¼". 716pp. Original blue paper wraps re-cased in red buckram, spine slightly faded, previous owner's name inscribed, otherwise Very Good+ ~ £72.00

Adams, Henry H. ~ Witness to Power: The Life of Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1985 ~ 7” x 10¼”. [xiv] + 391pp, illustrations. Grey cloth blocked in silver, in d/j, Fine ~ £32.00

Agawa, Hiroyuki [Translated by John Bester] ~ The Reluctant Admiral : Yamamoto and the Imperial Navy ~ New York: Kodansha International Ltd, 1979 [2nd imp.] ~ 6¼” x 8½”. 397pp. Blue cloth blocked in silver in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £28.00

Alden, John D., [Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired)] ~ The American Steel Navy: A Photographic History of the U.S. Navy from the Introduction of the Steel Hull in 1883 to the Cruise of the Great White Fleet, 1907-1909 ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1972 ~ 10” x 11¾”. [xii] + 396pp, profusely illustrated. Cream cloth blocked in black in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £150.00

Aldrich, Richard J. ~ Intelligence and the War Against Japan : Britain, America and the Politics of Secret Service ~ Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000 ~ 6" x 9¼". [xxiv] + 500pp, illustrations, maps. Blue cloth in d/j, As New ~ £36.00

Armstrong, John Griffith ~ The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy : Inquiry and Intrigue ~ Vancouver: UBC Press, 2002 ~ 6" x 9¼". [x] + 248pp, illustrations. Blue cloth in d/j, As New ~ £60.00

Attwood, Edward L. ~ War-Ships : A Textbook on the Construction, Protection, Stability, Turnings, Etc. of War Vessels. ~ London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1908 [3rd ed.] ~ 6” x 9”. (vii) + 316pp, frontis, figures. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed (heavily in places), end-papers browned, previous owner's name inscribed otherwise Very Good ~ £70.00

Ballard, Admiral G. A. ~ The Black Battlefleet [A Study of the Capital Ship in Transition] ~ Lymington: Nautical Publishing Company and Greenwich: The Society For Nautical Research, 1980 ~ 10” x 12”. 261pp, illustrations. Tan cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, Near Fine ~ £60

Barnett, Correlli ~ Engage the Enemy More Closely : The Royal Navy in the Second World War ~ London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992 [2nd impression, with corrections; first published 1991] ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xviii] + 1,052pp, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, Fine. A challenging reinterpretation of the war at sea in all theatres of operation. A valuable companion to Stephen Roskill, with whom Barnett worked closely. ~ £50.00

Bartholomew, Captain Charles A ~ Mud, Muscle, and Miracles : Marine Salvage in the United States Navy ~ Washington, DC: Department of the Navy, 1990 ~ 7" x 9¾". [xxiv] + 505pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, spine gutters rubbed, with some colour loss, otherwise Near Fine. A candid record of the successes and failures of Navy salvage and its contribution to our national defense. Concentrates mainly on 20th century salvage and diving - from the construction of a cofferdam to reveal the battleship "Maine" at the bottom of Havana harbor to the recovery of debris from the spaceship Challenger in the Atlantic Ocean.  ~ £70.00

Bath, Alan Harris ~ Tracking the Axis Enemy : The Triumph of Anglo-American Naval Intelligence ~ Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press, 1998 ~ 6" x 9¼". [xii] + 308pp. Black boards in d/j, As New ~ £36.00

Beatty, Charles ~ Our Admiral : A Biography of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty, 1871 - 1936 ~ London: W. H. Allen, 1980 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xi] + 211pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Very Good ~ £32.00

Beeler, John F. ~ Birth of the Battleship : British Capital Ship Design 1870-1881 ~ London: Chatham Publishing, 2001 ~ 9¾" x 11¾". 224pp, illustrations. Red cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £56.00

Berlitz, Charles and Moore, William ~ The Philadelphia Experiment : Project Invisibility ~ London: Souvenir Press, 1979 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 188pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in slightly chipped d/j, otherwise Very Good ~ £16.00

Bernard, Captain D. H. ~ Signalling Made Easy : All Methods : For New Board of Trade Examinations ~ Glasgow: James Brown & Son, The Nautical Press, 1913 ~ 4½" x 6¾". 85pp, adverts, appendices. Original thick card covers, now stained and marked, shaken, red linen backstrip loose, contents good. ~ £20.00

Blair, Clay ~ Silent Victory : The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan. ~ Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1975 ~ 6¼” x 9¾”. 1,072pp, maps. Blue cloth gilt in a torn, scuffed and chipped d/j with some loss, covers rubbed, otherwise Very Good ~ £50.00

Blake, John [With an Introduction by Captain The Hon. Hedworth Lambton] ~ How Sailors Fight : An Account of the Organization of the British Fleet in Peace and War with some Tactical Illustrations of the Behaviour of Modern Fighting Ships in Action  ~ London: Grant Richards, 1901 ~ 5” x 7¾”. 259pp, frontispiece, profusely illustrated. Pictorial blue cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed, end-papers very browned otherwise Very Good. A well-illustrated popular review of the organization and operations of the Edwardian Royal Navy. Contents include: "The Keepers of the King's Ships"; "The First Line"; "The Battleship in War"; "Our Lady the Frigate"; "The Cruiser in War"; "The Torpedo and its Fighting Craft"; "The Torpedo in War"; "War Under Water- The Submarine Boat"; "The Handy Man"; "The Higher Ratings"; "The Naval Brigade" ~ £80.00

Blow, Michael ~ A Ship to Remember : The Maine and the Spanish-American War ~ New York: William Morrow and Co., 1992 ~ 6¼" x 9½". 496pp, illustrations, map as end-papers. Red boards with cloth backstrip in d/j, As New ~ £28.00

Bowers, Paul ~ The Garrett Enigma and the Early Submarine Pioneers ~ Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1999 ~ 7½" x 10". 224pp, illustrations, plans. Green cloth in d/j, As New ~ £30.00

Bowles, G. Stewart [with a Preface by Rear-Admiral Lord Charles Beresford] ~ A Gun-Room Ditty Box ~ London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1898 ~ 5" x 7½". 116pp, publisher's catalogue. Pictorial cloth, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed with some colour loss, corners bumped, bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise Very Good ~ £50.00

Bradford, Ernle ~ The Mighty Hood : The Life and Death of the Royal Navy's Proudest Ship  ~ London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1959 ~ 5¼” x 8¼”. 224pp, illustrations, diagrams. Blue cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j otherwise Very Good ~ £20.00

Britten, Sir Edgar T. [R.D., R.N.R.: Commodore of the Cunard White Star Line] ~ A Million Ocean Miles ~ London: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd, 1936 [3rd imp.] ~ 5½” x 8¾”. 274pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Green cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed and slightly dampd-stained on rear, edges lightly foxed otherwise Very Good. Autobiography of a Master Mariner who began as a ship's boy on the windjammer "Jessie Osborne", his rise in rank to become Commodore of the Cunard White Star Line when he won the Blue Riband on the "Queen Mary". ~ £24.00

Brooks, Richard ~ The Long Arm of Empire : Naval Brigades from the Crimea to the Boxer Rebellion ~ London: Constable, 1999 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xxii] + 330pp, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth blocked in silver, in d/j, As New ~ £50.00

Bruce, Lt Cdr Roy and Leonard, Lt Cdr Charles ~ Crommelin's Thunderbirds : Air Group 12 Strikes at the Heart of Japan ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1994 ~ 6" x 9¼". [xvi] + 228pp, illustrations, maps. Red boards quarter-bound in black cloth, in d/j, Fine ~ £50.00

Buell, Thomas B. ~ Master of Sea Power : A Biography of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King ~ Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1980 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xxv] + 609pp, illustrations, maps as end-papers. Blue cloth in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Very Good. From the dust-jacket: "December 1941. Washington was in turmoil. The Japanese had smashed the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor and were swarming across the Far East. Germany and Italy had joined their Axis partner in declaring war against the United States. Shock and confusion paralyzed the American high command. Staggered by the ferocity of the Japanese blows, the Navy desperately groped for leadership and direction. President Roosevelt turned to a tough, brilliant, and controversial officer, Admiral Ernest J. King, appointing him Commander in Chief, United States Fleet, and Chief of Naval Operations. Only two years before, King had been passed over for higher command because - it was said - he drank too much, chased other men's wives, and made too many enemies. Why, then, did Roosevelt elevate him to become the most powerful naval officer in history? Through almost four terrible years of war, King directed the operations of the United States Navy across the seven seas, landing Allied armies around the world and destroying Japan's might in the Pacific. Always coolly reserved and taciturn, King would have been content to announce victory with two words - "We won" - and to say no more. In this engrossing story of the boy from Lorain, Ohio, who rose to command his country's navy in its greatest hour, Buell has described the strategy and the anguish, the sacrifices and commitment behind that victory. Ernest J. King became the first American naval officer to wear five stars and carry the rank and title Fleet Admiral." ~ £36.00

Buell, Thomas B. ~ The Quiet Warrior : A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1988 (Classics of Naval Literature) [2nd impression of this edition; first published 1974 by Little, Brown and subsequently in 1987 by the Naval Institute Press] ~ 5½” x 8½”. [xxxvi] + 518pp, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £32.00

Buggy, Hugh ~ Pacific Victory : A Short History of Australia's Part in the War Against Japan ~ Issued under the direction and by the authority of the Australian Minister for Information, the Hon. A. A. Calwell, M. H. R. ~ 5¼" x 8¼". 302pp, profusely illustrated, illustrations. Original paper wrappers which are rubbed and creased; previous owner's name inscribed else Good Plus ~ £12.00

Burlinghame, Burl ~ Advance Force : Pearl Harbor ~ Kailua, Hawaii: Pacific Monograph, 1992 ~ 7” x 10”. 480pp, profusely illustrated. Large format Softback, corners bumped otherwise Near Fine ~ £30.00

Burns Lt. Cdr. K. V. ~ Devonport Built Warships Since 1860 ~ Liskeard, Cornwall: Maritime Books, 1981 ~ 5¾” x 8¼”. 112pp, illustrations. Card covers which are slightly rubbed, otherwise Near Fine ~ £10.00

Campbell, Vice-Admiral Gordon ~ Number Thirteen : Being the Autobiography of Vice-Admiral Gordon Campbell ~ London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1935 [2nd imp.; first published 1932] ~ 5½" x 8¾". 352pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Original cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed, spine faded, otherwise Very Good+ ~ £40.00

Cant, Gilbert ~ America's Navy in World War II ~ New York: The John Day Company, 1943 [2nd imp.] ~ 5¾” x 8¾”. [xi] + 432pp, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed, head and tail of spine bumped, otherwise Very Good ~ £20.00

Casey, Robert J. ~ Torpedo Junction : With the Pacific Fleet from Pearl Harbor to Midway ~ New York: Halcyon House, 1944 ~ 5¾” x 8¾”. 436pp, illustrations. Blind-stamped black cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, spine dull otherwise Very Good ~ £20.00

Chalmers, Rear-Admiral W. S. [1871-1926] ~ The Life and Letters of David, Earl Beatty (Admiral of the Fleet, Viscount Borodale of Wexford, Baron Beatty of the North Sea and of Brooksby) ~ London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1951 ~ 5¾" x 9". [xxvii] + 488pp, portrait frontis, illustrations, maps. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers lightly rubbed, otherwise Very Good ~ £40.00

Chatterton, E. Keble ~ Q-Ships and Their Story ~ London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1922 ~ 5¾" x 8¾". 276pp, frontis, b&w plates, diagrams.  Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, cloth on spine bubbled, head and tail of spine frayed, edges and end-papers heavily foxed, otherwise Good. Includes a letter from Alfred Dewar to Captain Grenfell (who is mentioned in the text), regarding U-boat sinkings. ~ £150.00

Chatterton, E. Keble [Edward Keble] ~ Battles By Sea ~ London: Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd, 1925 [1st ed.] ~ 5¾” x 8½”. [xv] + 271pp, frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, cloth frayed near tail of spine, some pages carelessly opened, old School Prize label on front pastedown, otherwise Very Good. The twelve naval battles described in this book are divided into three parts: The Galley Period, The Sailing Ship Period, The Age of Steam, and cover the battles of Salamis, Actium, Lepanto, the Armada Operations, the Saints, the Glorious First of June, St. Vincent, the Nile, Trafalgar, Lissa, Tsushima, the Falklands. ~ £20.00

Churchill, Sir Winston  ~ The Second World War [6 volumes] ~ London: The Folio Society Limited, 2003 ~ 6½” x 9½” Vol. I: The Gathering Storm; Vol. II: Their Finest Hour;. Vol. III: The Grand Alliance; Vol. IV: The Hinge of Fate; Vol. V: Closing the Ring; Vol. VI: Triumph and Tragedy ~ £180.00

Clark, Blake ~ Pearl Harbour : an eye-witness account ~ London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1942 ~ 5" x 7½". 75pp, frontis. Green cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed, spine discoloured and soiled, end-papers lightly foxed, otherwise Good Plus ~ £12.00

Clarke, Lieut.-Col. Sir George S. and Thursfield, James R. ~ The Navy and the Nation : or Naval Warfare and Imperial Defence  ~ London: John Murray, 1897 ~ 5½” x 9”. 344pp, maps, plans, publisher’s catalogue. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers worn and soiled, both spine gutters and inner hinges split, head and tail of spine and corners frayed, missing front and rear free end-papers, otherwise Good; internally quite clean. A series of reviews of various subjects bearing on the Navy's role in a rapidly changing world. Chapter headings include, Imperial Defence, Training and Supply of Naval Officers, National Insurance (the problems of insuring ships in time of war), the Jeune Ecole Francaise etc. Considering the decision to vest mining in the Army's hands the article on Submarine Mines in War must have caused some comment. ~ £50.00

Clarke, Thurston ~ Pearl Harbor Ghosts : A Journey to Hawaii then and now ~ New York: William Morrow and Company, 1991 ~ 6¼" x 9½". 411pp, illustrations, maps as end-papers. White boards quarter bound in black cloth, d/j, As New ~ £24.00

Clausen, Henry and Lee, Bruce  ~ Pearl Harbor Final Judgement ~ London: Leo Cooper, 1993 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [x] + 485pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £36.00

Congress of the United States (Report of the Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack) ~ Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack ~ Lauguna Hills, CA: Aegean Park Press, 1994 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xvi] + 532pp. Softback, covers rubbed otherwise Very Good. A facsimile reprint of the 1946 Government Printing Office Report. ~ £30.00

Corbett, Sir Julian S. ~ Some Principles of Maritime Strategy ~ London: Conway Maritime Press, 1972 [first published 1911] ~ 5¾" x 9". [xvi] + 317pp. Softback, covers rubbed otherwise Very Good ~ £12.00

Costello, John ~ The Pacific War, 1941-1945 ~ London: Collins, 1981 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xiv] + 742pp, illustrations, maps as end-papers. Blue boards in a scuffed and rubbed d/j otherwise Near Fine ~ £36.00

Costello, John ~ Days Of Infamy : Macarthur, Roosevelt, Churchill - The Shocking Truth Revealed : How Their Secret Deals and Strategic Blunders Caused Disasters at Pearl Harbor and the Philippines  ~ New York: Pocket Books, 1994 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xi] + 448pp, map, illustrations. Grey boards quarter-bound in blue cloth, in d/j, Fine. Drawing on recently de-classified British and American documents Costello documents how diplomatic miscalculations by Roosevelt and Churchill together with military blunders by MacArthur set the stage for Japan's successful attacks on Pearl Harbor and Clark Field in the Philippines. ~ £28.00

Costello, John and Hughes, Terry ~ Battle of the Atlantic ~ London: Collins, 1977 ~ 7½” x 10¼”. 314pp, profusely illustrated, map as front end-papers. Blue cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine. From the dust-jacket: " "The Battle of the Atlantic was the dominating factor all through the war, never could we forget that everything depended ultimately on its outcome" [Winston Churchill] ... An outstanding feature of the book is the presentation of the convoy actions which, in March 1943, brought the Battle to its terrible climax with U-boats sinking over a 100,000 tons of shipping a week. These are described from eye-witness accounts and official reports, with lucid maps and diagrams showing how the opposing commanders ran the battles from their headquarters in Berlin, Liverpool and Washington. The lively documentary quality of the narrative is sustained by hundreds of action photographs, posters and cartoons from private and public archives - including many pictures taken from original German negatives never before published." ~ £20.00

Cowman, Ian ~ Dominion or Decline : Anglo-American Naval Relations in the Pacific, 1937 - 1941 ~ Leamington Spa: Berg, 1996 ~ 5¼" x 8½". [x] + 327pp. Softback, As New ~ £18.00

Cressman, Robert ~ A Magnificent Fight : The Battle for Wake Island ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press,1995 ~ 6” x 9¼”. [xiv] + 324pp, map, illustrations. Blue cloth blocked in silver, in d/j, As New ~ £28.00

Cressman, Robert J. and Wenger, Michael ~ Steady Nerves and Stout Hearts : The Enterprise [CV6] Air Group and Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941 ~ Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1990 ~ 8½” x 11”. [viii] + 72pp, illustrations. Large format softback, Fine ~ £20.00

Cressman, Robert J.; Ewing, Steve; Tillman, Barrett; Horan, Mark; Reynolds, Clark and Cohen, Stan ~ A Glorious Page in Our History : The Battle of Midway, 4-6 June 1942 ~ Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, Incorporated, October 1992 [2nd impression; first published November 1990] ~ 8½” x 11”. [xiv] + 226pp, maps, illustrations. Large format softback, As New ~ £24.00

Critchley, Mike [Ed.] ~ The Royal Navy in Focus 1930-39 ~ Liskeard, Cornwall: Maritime Books, n.d. [c.1985] ~ 9½” x 7”. Unpaginated: a collection of photographs taken by Wright and Logan. Softback, covers rubbed and scuffed otherwise Very Good ~ £12.00

Cunningham of Hyndhope, Admiral of the Fleet Viscount (Sir Andrew Cunningham) [Edited by Simpson, Michael] ~ The Cunningham Papers : Selections from the Private and Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, volume I, The Mediterranean Fleet, 1939 - 1942 ~ Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing for the Navy Records Society, 1999 (Navy Records Society volume 140) ~ 5¾" x 9". [xxviii] + 634pp, portrait frontis, maps. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £80.00

Cunningham of Hyndhope, Admiral of the Fleet Viscount (Sir Andrew Cunningham) [Edited by Simpson, Michael] ~ The Cunningham Papers : Selections from the Private and Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, volume II : The Triumph of Allied Sea Power, 1942-1946 ~ Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing for the Navy Records Society, 2006 (Navy Records Society volume 150) ~ 5¾" x 9". [xxvii] + 443pp, portrait frontis. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £60.00

Currey, Commander E. Hamilton [R.N., Retired] ~ The Man-of-War : What She Has Done, and What She is Doing ~ London: T. C. & E. C. Jack, Ltd, n.d. [c.1914] ~ 5½" x 8¼". 297pp, coloured frontis, b&w plates, line drawings. Grey cloth with photograph of dreadnought laid in, covers marked and rubbed, head and tail of spine frayed, edges lightly foxed otherwise Good Plus ~ £36.00

Cutler, Thomas ~ The Battle of Leyte Gulf 23-26 October 1944 : "The Dramatic Full Story, Based on the Latest Research, of the Greatest Naval Battle in History" ~ New York: HarperCollins, 1994 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xvii] + 343pp, maps. Black boards in d/j, As New ~ £32.00

Davidson, John F. ~ From Collier to Battleships : Palmers of Jarrow, 1852 to 1933 ~ Durham County Press Limited, 1946 ~ 5½” x 8½”. 59pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Printed paper wrappers, covers rubbed and soiled otherwise Very Good ~ £20.00

Dawson, Capt. Lionel ~ Gone for a Sailor : Being Fixes of Memory ~ London: Rich & Cowan Ltd., 1936 ~ 6” x 9¼”. (ix) + 240pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Light red cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed (and scuffed on spine), otherwise Very Good and Near Fine internally ~ £40.00

Denham, Henry [With a Foreword by Ludovic Kennedy] ~ Inside the Nazi Ring : A Naval Attache in Sweden 1940-1945 ~ New York: Holmes & Meier, 1985 [1st American edition; first published 1984] ~ 5½” x 8¾”. [xviii] + 174pp, maps, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in d/j, Fine. The author recounts his experiences as Naval Attache at the British Legation in Stockholm, which included seeking enemy intelligence and observing Swedish activities of potential benefit to Germany. ~ £20.00

Dening, Greg ~ Mr Bligh's Bad Language : Passion, Power and Theatre on the Bounty ~ Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992 ~ 6” x 9¼”. [xii] + 445pp, illustrations. Black boards in d/j, Fine ~ £20.00

Dixon, Conrad ~ Ships of the Victorian Navy ~ Southampton: Ashford Press Publishing (in association with The Society For Nautical Research), 1987 ~ 7½" x 10¼". [vii] + 111pp, colour plates. Large format Softback, Near Fine ~ £30.00

Dorwart, Jeffery M. ~ Conflict of Duty : U. S. Navy's Intelligence Dilemma 1919-1945 ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1989 [4th imp.; first published 1983] ~ 6¼” x 9¼”. [x] + 262pp, illustrations. Grey cloth blocked in blue, in d/j, Fine ~ £24.00

Duffy, Michael [Ed.] ~ The Naval Miscellany, volume VI [Navy Records Society volume 146] ~ London: Ashgate Publishing Limited for the Navy Records Society, 2003 ~ 5¾" x 9". [xvi] + 546pp. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £90.00

Eardley-Wilmot, Rear-Admiral Sir S. [Revised and with additional Chapters on "The Navy in the Great War" by Captain A. C. Dewar] ~ Our Navy for a Thousand Years : A Concise Account of all the Principal Operations in which the British Navy Has Been Engaged from the Reign of King Alfred to the Present Time ~ London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd, n.d. ~ 5½” x 9”. [xii] + 435pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Red cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed, spine faded, previous owner's name inscribed, otherwise Very Good ~ £20.00

Edwards, Kenneth [Lt.-Cdr, RN, Retd] ~ The Grey Diplomatists ~ London: Rich & Cowan, Ltd, 1938 ~ 5¾" x 8¾". 328pp, frontis, illustrations, maps. Grey cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, spine dull, edges lightly foxed, some pencil annotations, otherwise Good Plus ~ £40.00

Edwards, Neville ~ The Transvaal in War and Peace ~ London: H. Virtue and Company Limited, 1900 ~ 8½" x 10¾". [iv] + 384pp, profusely illustrated. Pictorial green cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, previous owner's name label, otherwise Very Good ~ £100.00

Elphick, Peter ~ Far Eastern File : The Intelligence War in the Far East, 1930 - 1945 ~ London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1997 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xvii] + 510pp, maps, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in d/j, Fine ~ £36.00

Enright, Captain Joseph F. [with James W. Ryan] ~ Shinano! The Sinking of Japan's Secret Supership ~ London: The Bodley Head, 1987 ~ 5¾” x 8½”. [xviii] + 250pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, Fine ~ £24.00

Evans, David ~ Building the Steam Navy : Dockyards, Technology and the Creation of the Victorian Battle Fleet 1830-1906 ~ London: Conway Maritime Press and English Heritage, 2004 ~ 10” x 12”. 208pp, profusely illustrated. Red cloth in d/j, As New ~ £40.00

Evans, David C. and Peattie, Mark R. ~ Kaigun : Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Inperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941 ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1997 ~ 7¼” x 10¼”. [xxv] + 661pp, illustrations, tables. Red cloth blocked in silver, in d/j, As New. From the dust-jacket: "One of the great spectacles of modern naval history is the Imperial Japanese Navy's instrumental role in Japan's rise from an isolationist feudal kingdom to a potent military empire stridently confronting, in 1941, the world's most powerful nation. Years of painstaking research and analysis of previously untapped Japanese-language resources have produced this remarkable study of the navy's dizzying development, tactical triumphs, and humiliating defeat. Unrivaled in its breadth of coverage and attention to detail, this important new history explores the foreign and indigenous influences on the navy's thinking about naval warfare and how to plan for it. Focusing primarily on the much-neglected period between the world wars, two widely esteemed historians persuasively explain how the Japanese failed to prepare properly for the war in the Pacific despite an arguable advantage in capability. Maintaining the highest literary standards and supplemented by a dazzling array of charts, diagrams, drawings, and photographs, this landmark work provides much important information not available in any other English-language source. Consciously avoiding the Eurocentric bias of conventional military scholarship, David Evans and Mark Peattie make a unique contribution to naval historiography that will be prized by serious historians and casual readers alike and that promises to spark debate within the academic community." ~ £70.00

Evans, Dr David C. [Editor and Translator of the Second Edition; with an Introduction and Commentary by Dr Raymond O'Connor] ~ The Japanese Navy in World War II: In the Words of Former Japanese Naval Officers  ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1986 [2nd ed.; first published 1969] ~ 6¼” x 9¼”. [xxi] + 568pp, maps, illustrations. Red cloth gilt in d/j, Fine ~ £48.00

Everitt, Don ~ The K Boats : A Dramatic First Report on the Navy's Most Calamitous Submarines ~ London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1963 [2nd imp.] ~ 5¼" x 8". 206pp, illustrations. Blue cloth in a worn d/j, ex-library with all the usual defects, a reading copy ~ £12.00

Fabb, John [Ed.] ~ The Victorian and Edwardian Navy from old photographs ~ London: Batsford, 1976 ~ 7½" x 10". Unpaginated, profusely illustrated. Blue cloth in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Very Good ~ £40.00

Fahey, James J. ~ Pacific War Diary, 1942-1945 : The Secret Diary of an American Sailor ~ Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992 [first published 1963] ~ 5½” x 8¼”. [xii] + 404pp, frontis, maps. Paperback, Fine ~ £12.00

Ferris, John Robert ~ Men, Money, and Diplomacy : The Evolution of British Strategic Foreign Policy, 1919-1926 ~ New York: Cornell University Press, 1989 ~ 5½" x 8¾". [xiii] + 235pp. Black cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £36.00

Firth, J. B. ~ Dover and the Great War ~ Dover: Alfred Leney & Co. Ltd, n.d. [c.1919] ~ 5½" x 8¾". 131pp, portrait frontis, b&w plates. Original thick card covers, now heavily rubbed and scuffed, previous owner's names inscribed, internally very clean. Includes the Official Programme for the unveiling of the Dover Patrol Memorial, 1921. An account of the town and port in the war, including the work of the Dover Patrol, the Zeebrugge Raid, etc. ~ £70.00

Fisher, Admiral of the Fleet Lord ~ Memories ~ London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1919 ~ 6½" x 9¼". [xvi] + 295pp, portrait frontis, b&w plates. Red cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, spine and edge of boards faded, offsetting to end-papers, edges dusty, otherwise Very Good ~ £40.00

Fitzgerald, Rear-Admiral C C Penrose ~ Life of Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon, K.C.B. ~ Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1898 ~ 5½” x 8½”. [xvi] + 338pp, publisher’s advertisements, portrait frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, old Prize Label (dated 1902) on front pastedown otherwise Very Good. A bright copy. Tryon (1832-1893) commanded the first British ironclad, and later rose to command the Mediterranean Station. In 1893 he went down with his ship (HMS Victoria) after a collision at sea during naval manoeuvres. ~ £100.00

Fluckey, Admiral Eugene B. ~ Thunder Below!  The USS Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II ~ Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1992 ~ 7¼” x 10¼”. [xiv] + 444pp, colour frontis, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, Fine ~ £40.00

Forty, Simon [Ed.] ~ World War I : A Visual Encyclopedia ~ London: PRC Publishing Ltd, 2002 ~ 9" x 12¼". 448pp, profusely illustrated. Laminated boards in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £32.00

Fox, Frank ~ The Ramparts of Empire : A View of the Navy from an Imperial Standpoint ~ London: Adam and Charles Black, 1910 ~ 5¼” x 8”. [viii] + 271pp, sixteen full-page illustrations in colour by Norman Wilkinson and Rose Barton and a full colour plate of the signal flags used on H.M.S. Victory at Trafalgar. Decorative blue cloth blocked in yellow, covers rubbed, spine darkened, edges lightly foxed otherwise Very Good. ~ £80.00

Frame, Tom ~ HMAS Sydney : Loss and Controversy ~ Sydney: Hodder and Stoughton, 1998 [first published by Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 1993] ~ 6” x 9”. [xxv] + 302pp, maps, figures, illustrations. Softback, Near Fine. HMAS Sydney fought a naval battle with the German armed ship HSK Kormoran on 19th November 1941 on the west coast of Australia. Both ships later sank. More than 300 German sailors were saved or captured, but all 645 men aboard the Australian ship perished in Australia's greatest naval tragedy. ~ £16.00

Frank, Richard B. ~ Guadalcanal : The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle ~ New York: Random House, 1990 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xiv] + 800pp, maps, illustrations. Black boards in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £36.00

Frith, Henry ~ In the Yellow Sea : A Tale of the Japanese War ~ London: Griffith Farran Browne & Co. Limited, n.d. [c.1898] ~ 5” x 7¾”. [viii] + 311pp, frontis, illustrations. Pictorial cloth gilt, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, gift inscription on front pastedown, inner hinges cracked otherwise Very Good ~ £60.00

Frothingham, Thomas C. ~ The Naval History of the World War : Offensive Operations 1914-1915 ~ Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1924 ~ 5½" x 8½". 349pp, maps. Original grey boards gilt with blue cloth backstrip, covers marked and rubbed, edges dusty, otherwise Very Good ~ £50.00

Fuchida, Mitsuo and Okumiya, Masatake ~ Midway : The Battle That Doomed Japan, The Japanese Navy's Story ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1992 (Classics of Naval Literature) ~ 5½” x 8½”. [xxiii] + 310pp, maps as end-papers, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £32.00

Galantin, Admiral I. J. [U.S.N. (Ret)] ~ Take Her Deep! A Submarine Against Japan in World War II ~ London: Unwin Hyman Ltd, 1988 [1st English edition] ~ 6¼” x 9¼”. [xviii] + 262pp, illustrations, map as end-papers. Black cloth gilt in d/j, Fine ~ £20.00

Gannon, Michael ~ Operation Drumbeat : the Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks along the American Coast in World War II ~ New York: Harper & Row, 1990 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xxi] + 490pp, illustrations, maps. Grey boards in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Very Good Plus ~ £32.00

Gannon, Michael ~ Black May : The Epic Story of the Allies' Defeat of the German U-Boats in May 1943 ~ New York: HarperCollins, 1998 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xxviii] + 492pp, illustrations. Black boards in d/j, As New ~ £20.00

Garbett, Captain H. [with a new Preface by Captain Geoffrey Bennett] ~ Naval Gunnery ~ Wakefield, Yorkshire: S. R. Publishers Ltd, 1971 [first published 1897] ~ 5" x 7½". [xiv] + 360pp, illustrations. Red leatherette gilt in a rubbed, price-clipped d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £36.00

Gardiner, Leslie ~ The 'Royal Oak' Courts Martial ~ Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons Ltd, 1965 ~ 5½" x 8¾". [xi] + 258pp, frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a torn, creased and scuffed d/j, previous owner's name inscribed, otherwise Very Good/G- ~ £28.00

George, James L. ~ History of Warships : From Ancient Times to the Twenty-First Century ~ London: Constable and Company Limited, 1999 [first published by Naval Institute Press, 1998] ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xvi] + 353pp, illustrations. Red cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £36.00

Gibson, Gary and Berger, Bill [Compiled and Edited by] ~ Lest We Forget : Report of the Japanese Raid on Pearl Harbor  ~ Yale, Oklahoma: GB Publishing Company, 1991 ~ 8¾” x 11¼”. [x] + 463pp, illustrations, maps as end-papers. Blue leatherette gilt, no d/j, covers lightly rubbed otherwise Near Fine ~ £70.00

Golding, Harry [Ed.] ~ The Wonder Book of the Navy ~ London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, n.d. [c.1925] ~ 7¼" x 10". 256pp, "12 coloured plates and nearly three hundred pictures". Pictorial thick card covers, edges rubbed and frayed, edges dusty, slightly cocked, otherwise Good Plus ~ £40.00

Goldstein, Donald M. and Dillon, Katherine V. [Eds] ~ The Pearl Harbor Papers : Inside the Japanese Plans ~ Washington and London: Brassey's, 1993 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [x] + 384pp. Black boards with red cloth backstrip in d/j, Fine ~ £28.00

Goldstein, Erik and Maurer, John [Eds] ~ The Washington Conference, 1921-22 : Naval Rivalry, East Asian Stability and the Road to Pearl Harbor ~ London: Frank Cass, 1994 ~ 6" x 8¾". (viii) + 319pp. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £100.00

Gow, Ian ~ Okinawa 1945 : Gateway to Japan  ~ London: Grub Street, 1986 ~ 6¾” x 9¾”. 224pp, maps, illustrations. Red cloth gilt in d/j, Fine. The final battle of the Second World War took three savage months: it was the invasion of Okinawa, an island just 350 miles from mainland Japan, and was seen as a dress rehearsal of an invasion of Japan itself. Over the three months the US suffered 50,000 casualties and the Japanese several times more. ~ £16.00

Graham, Michael B. ~ Mantle of Heroism : Tarawa and the Struggle for the Gilberts, November 1943 ~ Novato, CA; Presidio Press, 1993 ~ 6¼" x 9¼". [xvi] + 360pp, maps, illustrations. Black boards in d/j, edges dusty otherwise Near Fine ~ £40.00

Grainger, John D. [Ed.] ~ The Maritime Blockade of Germany in the Great War : The Northern Patrol, 1914 - 1918 ~ Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing for the Navy Records Society, 2003 ~ 5¾" x 9". [xviii] + 856pp, maps. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £90.00

Grainger, John D. [Ed.] ~ The Royal Navy in the River Plate, 1806 - 1807 ~ Aldershot: Scolar Press for the Navy Records Society, 1996 (Navy Records Society volume 135) ~ 5¾" x 9". [xiv] + 384pp, maps. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £60.00

Gray, Edwyn ~ The Devil's Device : The Story of Robert Whitehead, Inventor of the Torpedo ~ London: Purnell Book Services Limited [by arrangement with Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd], 1975 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 253pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, head of spine bumped, otherwise Near Fine ~ £36.00

Gray, Edwyn ~ The Devil's Device : Robert Whitehead and the History of the Torpedo ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991 [Revised and updated edition; first published 1975] ~ 6" x 9¼". [xvi] + 310pp, illustrations. Red boards quarter-bound in grey cloth, in d/j, Fine ~ £30.00

Greene, Jack and Massignani, Alessandro ~ The Naval War in the Mediterranean 1940-1943 ~ London: Chatham Publishing, 1998 ~ 6¼" x 9½". 352pp, illustrations, maps Red cloth in d/j, Fine. Presentation inscription to me from author. ~ £36.00

Griffith, Commander A. S. ["Griff"] (Griffith, Arthur Stewart) ~ Surrendered : Some Naval War Secrets ~ Published by the Author, Cross Deep, Twickenham, n.d. ~ 7½" x 10¼". 246pp, frontis, b&w plates. Red cloth gilt in a scuffed and torn d/j, spine faded, small blemish on front gutter, edges foxed, otherwise Very Good/G. Uncommon. ~ £120.00

Griffiths, Maurice ~ The Hidden Menace ~ London: Conway Maritime Press, 1981 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 159pp, diagrams. Black cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, Near Fine ~ £20.00

Grove, Eric J. ~ The Price of Disobedience : The Battle of the River Plate Reconsidered ~ Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2000 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [viii] + 182pp, map, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £30.00

Grove, Eric J. ~ Fleet to Fleet Encounters : Tsushima : Jutland : Philippine Sea ~ London: Arms and Armour Press, 1991 ~ 6¼" x 9½". 160pp, illustrations, maps, diagrams. Black cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, Near Fine ~ £20.00

Grove, Eric J. [Ed.] ~ The Defeat of the Enemy Attack on Shipping, 1939 - 1945 ~ Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing for the Navy Records Society, 1997 (Navy Records Society volume 137) ~ 5¾" x 9". [lxii] + 380pp, maps. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine. A Revised Edition of the Naval Staff History Volumes 1A (Text and Appendices) and 1B (Plans and Tables). ~ £80.00

Hackmann, Willem ~ Seek & Strike - Sonar, Anti-Submarine Warfare and the Royal Navy 1914-54 ~ London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1984 ~ 6¼” x 10”. [xxxv] + 487pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, Near Fine. "This book, through careful research, has brought together in a clear and absorbing way the different aspects of British naval development: the impact of tactical and strategic needs on that development; the evolution of sonar; and the transformation of small-scale technical research into a complex organisation involving government and industry." ~ £40.00

Hall, Cyril ~ Modern Weapons of War : By Land, Sea, and Air ~ London: Blackie and Son Limited, 1917 ~ 5¼" x 7¾". 192pp, colour frontis, b&w plates. Pictorial cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed, edges foxed and dusty, otherwise Very Good ~ £70.00

Hammerton, J. A. [Ed.] [chapters by H. G. Wells, Sir Gilbert Parker, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle] ~ The War Illustrated Album De Luxe : The Story of the Great War told by Camera, Pen and Pencil ~ London: The Amalgamated Press, Limited, 1915-1917 [8 volumes] ~ 8½" x 11¼". 2,880pp, colour and b&w plates, profusely illustrated throughout. Decorative Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, bindings generally worn with some evidence of water staining, contents generally very good. ~ £190.00

Hammerton, Sir John [Ed.] ~ The War Illustrated : Complete Record of the Conflict by Land and Sea and in the Air ~ London: The Amalgamated Press Ltd, 1940 [2 vols] ~ 8¼" x 11¼". 640pp, 732pp, maps, profusely illustrated. Bound copies of weekly magazines covering the period 16 September 1939 to 5 July 1940. Blue cloth half-bound in blue leather, no d/js, covers rubbed, pages browned, otherwise Very Good ~ £40.00

Harper, Stephen ~ Capturing Enigma : How HMS Petard Seized the German Naval Codes ~ Stroud: Sutton Publishing Limited, 1999 ~ 5" x 8". [xii] + 180pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £20.00

Harris, Wendy ~ The Rogue's Yarn : The Sea-going Life of Captain 'Joe' Oram ~ London: Leo Cooper, 1993 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. 243pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, Fine ~ £20.00

Hattendorf, John B., Knight, R. J. B., Pearsall, A. W. H., Ridger, N. A. M., and Till, Geoffrey [Eds] ~ British Naval Documents, 1204 - 1960 ~ Aldershot: Scolar Press for the Navy Records Society, 1993 (Navy Records Society volume 131) ~ 5¾" x 9". [xviii] + 1,196pp, maps. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £80.00

Hill, Richard ~ War at Sea in the Ironclad Age ~ London: Cassell and Company, 2000 ~ 8" x 10¾". 224pp, profusely illustrated. Blue cloth in d/j, As New ~ £36.00

Holman, Gordon ~ In Danger's Hour ~ London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1948 ~ 5¾" x 9". 217pp, illustrations. Red cloth, no d/j, spine faded, a few ballpoint marks on edge of text, edges dusty, otherwise Good Plus ~ £36.00

Holmes, F. M. ~ England's Navy : Stories of its Ships and its Services : With a Glance at Some Navies of the Ancient World ~ London: S. W. Partridge & Co., n.d. [c.1898] ~ 4¾" x 7½". 320pp, illustrations. Pictorial cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, head and tail of spine bumped, inner hinges cracked, end-papers browned, shaken, otherwise Good Plus ~ £100.00

Holmes, W. J. ~ Double Edged Secrets: U.S. Naval Intelligence Operations in the Pacific During WW II ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1988 [2nd imp.; first published 1979] ~ 6¼” x 9¼”. [x] + 241pp, portrait frontis, maps, illustrations. Grey cloth blocked in black in d/j, Fine ~ £20.00

Honan, William H. ~ Bywater: The Man Who Invented the Pacific War ~ London: Macdonald & Co. Ltd, 1990 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xiv] + 337pp, maps, illustrations. Grey cloth blocked in silver, in d/j, Fine. The remarkable story of Hector Bywater who predicted in detail the strategy used by Japan to wage war against America, including the surprise attack on Pearl Harbour, sixteen years before the actual events took place. The author shows convincingly that Admiral Yamamoto, regarded as the architect of the Pearl Harbour operation, actually based his strategy on Bywater's book, "The Great Pacific War", published in 1925. ~ £28.00

Hough, Richard ~ The Fleet That Had to Die ~ London: Severn House Publishers, n.d. [c.1975; first published 1958 by Hamish Hamilton] ~ 5¼” x 8”. 207pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j, otherwise Very Good ~ £30.00

Hough, Richard ~ Former Naval Person : Churchill and the Wars at Sea ~ London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson Limited, 1985 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xi] + 244pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Very Good. ~ £24.00

Hough, Richard ~ Admirals in Collision ~ London: Hamish Hamilton, 1959 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 174pp, illustrations. Red cloth in a torn, scuffed and taped d/j, covers rubbed, edges lightly foxed and dusty, previous owner's name inscribed otherwise Good Plus ~ £20.00

Howarth, David and the Editors of Time-Life Books ~ The Dreadnoughts ~ Amsterdam: Time-Life Books, 1979 ~ 9" x 11¼". 176pp, illustrations. Black leatherette with colour plate laid in, indentation at base of spine otherwise Very Good ~ £20.00

Howarth, Stephen ~ Morning Glory : A History of the Imperial Japanese Navy  ~ London: Hamish Hamilton, 1983 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xvii] + 398pp, map, illustrations. Red cloth gilt in d/j, Fine. An account of the rise and fall of the Imperial Japanese Navy: by 1905, the Japanese Navy had defeated two of the world's largest empires (China and Russia) and was a respected ally of Britain. Two World Wars later, the same navy had been annilhilated, no longer even allowed to exist. ~ £36.00

Hoyt, Edwin P. ~ The Life and Death of HMS Hood ~ London: Arthur Barker Limited, 1977 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 144pp, illustrations. Green cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j, front free end-paper excised, spine slightly canted, ex-Library with most markings removed, overall G. ~ £12.00

Hughes, E. A. ~ The Royal Naval College Dartmouth ~ London: Winchester Publications Limited, 1950 ~ 6¼" x 9½". 175pp, colour frontis, b&w plates. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, otherwise Very Good ~ £36.00

Humble, Richard ~ Before the Dreadnought : The Royal Navy from Nelson to Fisher ~ London: Macdonald and Jane's, 1976 ~ 5½" x 8¾". [vii] + 216pp, illustrations, maps. Original cloth in a rubbed d/j, top edge dusty, otherwise Very Good ~ £36.00

Humble, Richard ~ Fraser of North Cape : The Life of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fraser [1888-1981] ~ London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xv] + 386pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j with a small tear at the top of the rear dust-jacket flap, otherwise Near Fine. From the dust-jacket: "Admiral Lord Fraser was one of Britain's foremost sailors of the Second World War. He sank the German battle-cruiser Scharnhorst in the Navy's last fleet action, commanded the most powerful British fleet of all time in the Pacific, and signed the surrender of Japan for Britain. Lord Fraser was much loved by his men and also had a great national following, and this authorised biography tells the story of a great and modest man. Richard Humble describes how Lord Fraser's remarkable career began in 1904, when he went to sea as a midshipman in the pre-Dreadnought Navy. In the First World War he served at Akaba and Gallipoli and in the Grand Fleet under Beatty; in 1920, attempting a secret mission to aid the White Russians in the Caspian, he spent seven gruelling months jailed in Baku as a prisoner of the Bolsheviks. In the 1930s, as Director of Naval Ordnance, his expertise in naval gunnery produced the novel quadruple-turret main armament for the last generation of British battleships, the `King George V' class. As Controller of the Navy from 1939 to 1942 he was a leading architect of victory in the war at sea, masterminding the building programme to produce the ships which won the Battle of the Atlantic. As the author explains, all these achievements make Fraser the only British admiral to devise a new weapons system, supervise its production, and win a major sea battle with it." ~ £36.00

Hurd, Archibald ~ The Command of the Sea : Some Problems of Imperial Defence Considered in the Light of the German Navy Act, 1912 ~ London: Chapman & Hall Limited, 1912 ~ 5" x 7¾". [xxxi] + 244pp. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, prelims foxed, previous owner's name inscribed, otherwise Very Good ~ £100.00

Hurd, Archibald ~ Naval Efficiency : The War-Readiness of the Fleet ~ London: Chapman and Hall Limited, 1902 ~ 5½” x 8½”. [xx] + 311pp, maps, charts. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, head and tail of spine bumped, previous owner's name inscribed otherwise Very Good ~ £60.00

Hythe, Viscount [Ed.] ~ The Naval Annual, 1913 ~ Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1970 [a reprint of the 1913 edition originally published by J. Griffin & Co., Portsmouth] ~ 6¼" x 10". [vii] + 520pp, illustrations, diagrams. Blue cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, top edge dusty, covers rubbed, otherwise Very Good ~ £50.00

Jackson, G. Gibbard ~ The Romance of the Submarine ~ London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd, n.d. [c.1930] ~ 5¾” x 9”. [xii] + 244pp, frontis, illustrations. Original cloth, no d/j, covers worn and soiled with insect damage on rear boards, tear in edge of half-title, otherwise Good ~ £24.00

James, Admiral Sir William ~ A Great Seaman : The Life of Sir Henry Oliver ~ London: H. F. & G. Witherby Ltd., 1956 ~ 5½” x 8¾”. 190pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a torn, scuffed and chipped d/j with some taped repairs, top quarter of front free end-paper removed, previous owner's name inscribed otherwise Very Good. Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Oliver is known to the older generation of naval officers as one of the finest seamen ever to serve in the Royal Navy. He went to sea in 1889, and for the next eight years served under sail and had many strange experiences when cruising in the Pacific and around the coast of South America. ~ £40.00

James, Admiral Sir William ~ The Eyes of the Navy : A Biographical Study of Admiral Sir Reginald Hall ~ London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1955 ~ 5½" x 8¾". [xxv] + 212pp, frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, spine faded, old bookseller's label removed from front free end-paper otherwise Good Plus. 'Blinker' Hall entered the Navy in 1884 and served in the Northampton, Imperieuse, Australia, Magnificent and Cornwallis before being appointed to command the cadet training ship HMS Cornwall. He next commanded HMS Natal and the battlecruiser Queen Mary before becoming Director of Naval Intelligence in 1914. Marder: "A most readable authorised account of the career of Hall, focusing, naturally, on his remarkable performance as DNI in 1914-18." ~ £36.00

Jameson, William ~ The Fleet That Jack Built : Nine Men Who Made a Modern Navy ~ London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1962 ~ 5½" x 8¾". [xiv] + 344pp, illustrations, maps. Blue cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j, edges foxed, covers rubbed, otherwise Very Good ~ £30.00

Jenkins, David ~ Battle Surface! Japan's Submarine War Against Australia 1942-44 ~ Sydney: Random House Australia, 1992 ~ 8½” x 11¼”. 304pp, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth blocked in white, in d/j, Fine ~ £120.00

Johnston, Ian and McAuley, Rob ~ The Battleships ~ London: Channel 4 Books (an imprint of Macmillan), 2000 ~ 8¾" x 11¼". 192pp, profusely illustrated. Black cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £24.00

Jordan, Gerald [Ed.] ~ Naval Warfare in the Twentieth Century 1900-1945 : Essays in Honour of Arthur Marder ~ London: Croom Helm, 1977 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 243pp. Black cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed, price-clipped, d/j, otherwise Very Good+ ~ £50.00

Kahn, David ~ Seizing the Enigma : Race to Break the German U-Boat Codes, 1939-43 ~ London: Souvenir Press Ltd, 1992 [1st British edition; first published 1991] ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xii] + 336pp, illustrations, map as end-papers. Black cloth blocked in silver in d/j, As New ~ £32.00

Keegan, John [General Editor] ~ Encyclopedia of World War II ~ Adeliade: Rigby Limited, 1977 ~ 9¼” x 12¼”. 256pp, maps, illustrations. Red cloth blocked in black in a scuffed and chipped d/j, otherwise Very Good ~ £16.00

Kemp, Lieut. Cmdr. P. K. [RN, Retd] ~ The Boy's Book of the Navy ~ London: Burke Publishing Company Limited, 1953 ~ 7½" x 10". 192pp, illustrations. Blue cloth in a torn, tatty d/j with some loss, edges dusty, otherwise Very Good/Fair ~ £24.00

Kemp, Lieutenant-Commander Peter [Ed.] ~ The Papers of Admiral Sir John Fisher, volume II ~ London: Navy Records Society, 1964 (Navy Records Society volume 106) ~ 5¾" x 9". [xii] + 472pp. Blue and white cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], covers rubbed and scuffed otherwise Very Good ~ £60.00

Kemp, Lieutenant-Commander Peter [Ed.] ~ The Papers of Admiral Sir John Fisher, volume I ~ London: Navy Records Society, 1960 (Navy Records Society volume 102) ~ 5¾" x 9". [xxvi] + 413pp. Blue and white cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], covers rubbed and scuffed otherwise Very Good ~ £60.00

Kennedy, Ludovic ~ Pursuit : The Sinking of the Bismarck ~ London: Book Club Associates, 1975 [first published by William Collins, 1974] ~ 5¼" x 8". 239pp, map, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j, otherwise Very Good ~ £12.00

Kennedy, Paul M. ~ The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery ~ London: Macmillan, 1983 [first published 1976] ~ 6" x 9¼". [xxx] + 405pp, maps. Softback, covers rubbed otherwise Near Fine ~ £18.00

Kimmel, Admiral Husband E. ~ Admiral Kimmel's Story ~ Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1955 ~ 5½" x 8½". [xvi] + 208pp, maps. Blue cloth gilt in a torn, scuffed and chipped d/j, otherwise Very Good ~ £30.00

Kinney, Brig. Gen. John F. ~ Wake Island Pilot : A World War II Memoir ~ Washington and London: Brassey's, 1995 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [x] + 200pp, illustrations, map. Blue boards with red cloth backstrip, in d/j, Fine. The author was engineering officer of the Marine Corps aviation unit on Wake Island at the beginning of the conflict. He was imprisoned by the Japanese, escaped, and later served in the Korean War. ~ £24.00

Kipling, Rudyard ~ A Fleet in Being : notes of two trips with the Channel Squadron ~ London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1914 ~ 5" x 7¾". 84pp. Pictorial cloth cover, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, front free end-paper excised, otherwise Very Good ~ £16.00

Klado, Captain N. ~ The Russian Navy in the Russo-Japanese War ~ London: Hurst & Blackett, Ltd, 1905 ~ 5" x 7¾". [vi] + 281pp, portrait frontis, b&w plates. Blue cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed, spine dull, edges dusty, otherwise Very Good ~ £80.00

Knighton, C. S. and Loades, D. M. [Eds] ~ The Anthony Roll of Henry VIII's Navy ~ Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited for the Navy Records Society, 2000 ~ 8½” x 12”. [xxi] + 198pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, Fine. Occasional Publications of the Navy Records Society, volume 2. ~ £60.00

Krug, Hans-Joachim; Hirama, Yoichi; Sander-Nagashime, Berthold J.; and, Niestle, Axel ~ Reluctant Allies : German-Japanese Naval Relations in World War II ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2001 ~ 6" x 9¼". [xxii] + 414pp, illustrations. Red cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £40.00

Kurzman, Dan ~ Left To Die : The Tragedy of the USS Juneau ~ New York: Pocket Books, 1994 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xii] + 335pp, illustrations. Grey boards quarter-bound in blue cloth, in d/j, remainder mark on top edge of text block otherwise Near Fine ~ £20.00

La Forte, Robert and Marcello, Ronald ~ Remembering Pearl Harbor : Eyewitness Accounts by U.S. Military Men and Women ~ Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources Inc. (SR Books), 1991 [2nd imp.] ~ 6" x 9¼". [xxi] + 303p, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £30.00

Lake, Deborah ~ The Zeebrugge and Ostend Raids 1918 ~ London: Leo Cooper, 2002 ~ 6¼" x 9½". 208pp, illustrations, maps. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, Fine ~ £30.00

Lambert, Andrew ~ The Foundations of Naval History : John Knox Laughton, the Royal Navy and the Historical Profession ~ London: Chatham Publishing, 1998 ~ 6¼" x 9½". 256pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £40.00

Lambert, Andrew [Ed.] ~ Letters and Papers of Professor Sir John Knox Laughton, 1830-1915 ~ Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd for the Navy Records Society, 2002 (Navy Records Society volume 143) ~ 5¾" x 9". [xv] + 340pp, portrait frontis. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], As New ~ £60.00

Lambert, Nicholas A. ~ Australia's Naval Inheritance : Imperial Maritime Strategy and the Australia Station 1880-1909 ~ Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs Number Six, December 1998 ~ 5¾" x 8¼". [x] + 201pp, illustrations, map. Softback, previous owner's name inscribed, otherwise Very Good  ~ £24.00

Lambi, Ivo Nikolai ~ The Navy and German Power Politics 1862-1914 ~ London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1984 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xiii] + 449pp. Grey cloth in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £80.00

Latham, Robert [Ed.] ~ Samuel Pepys and the Second Dutch War : Pepys's Navy White Book and Brooke House Papers ~ Aldershot: Scolar Press for the Navy Records Society, 1995 (Navy Records Society volume 133) ~ 5¾" x 9". [xxix] + 488pp. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £60.00

Lavery, Brian [Ed.] ~ Shipboard Life and Organisation, 1731 - 1815 ~ Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing for the Navy Records Society, 1998 (Navy Records Society volume 138) ~ 5¾" x 9". [xxv] + 656pp. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £60.00

Lawson, Captain Ted. W. [edited by Robert Considine] ~ Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo ~ London: Hammond, Hammond and Company, 1945 [2nd ed.; first published 1943] ~ 5" x 7½". [viii] + 184pp. Grey cloth, no d/j, covers marked, front free end-paper excised, spine cocked, produced to War Economy Standard, Good ~ £6.00

Layton, Rear Admiral Edwin T. ~ And I Was There : Pearl Harbor and Midway - Breaking the Secrets  ~ New York: Quill/William Morrow, 1985 ~ 6” x 9¼”. 596pp, maps, illustrations. Large format Softback, Fine ~ £16.00

Lenton, H. T. ~ Warships from 1860 to the present day ~ London: Hamlyn Books, 1970 ~ 4¼” x 7”. 159pp, illustrations. Paperback, covers rubbed otherwise Very Good ~ £8.00

Lewin, Ronald ~ The American Magic : Codes, Ciphers and the Defeat of Japan ~ London: Penguin Books, 1983 [first published 1982] ~ 5” x 7¾”. [xv] + 332pp, illustrations. Paperback, page edges yellowed otherwise Near Fine ~ £8.00

Lord, Walter ~ Day of Infamy ~ London: Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd, 1957 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 243pp, illustrations, maps as end-papers. Blue cloth gilt in a rubbed, chipped d/j, previous owner's name inscribed, otherwise Very Good/Good Plus ~ £24.00

Loreburn, The Earl ~ Capture at Sea ~ London: Methuen, 1913 [1st] ~ 5" x 7¾". [vi] + 179pp, 30pp publisher's catalogue. Blue cloth, silver lettering, no d/j, covers rubbed and soiled, spine dull, edges dusty, end-papers foxed otherwise Good Plus. Presentation inscription from Admiral Reginald Custance to JEB, 1914. ~ £70.00

Loxton, Bruce with Coulthard-Clark, Chris ~ The Shame of Savo : The Sinking of HMAS Canberra : Anatomy of a Naval Disaster  ~ Sydney: Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1994 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xxvii] + 319pp, maps, illustrations. Grey cloth gilt in d/j, As New. For more than half a century, an air of innuendo, accusation and mystery has surrounded the Battle of Savo Island, fought off the southern Solomon Islands during the early morning hours of 9 August 1942. The biggest question was how a powerful group of Allied cruisers could be surprised and almost annihilated by a Japanese striking force obliged to travel hundreds of miles through waters patrolled by Allied reconnaissance aircraft. The author was seriously wounded on HMAS Canberra when it was disabled in the opening hours of the battle. As well as covering Canberra's ordeal, he examines the disaster and looks at the wider causes of the Allies' defeat. ~ £40.00

Lundstrom, John B. ~ The First Team : Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1984 ~ 7¼” x 10¼”. [xxi] + 547pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in d/j, Near Fine ~ £50.00

Lyon, David ~ The First Destroyers ~ London: Chatham Publishing, 1996 ~ 9¾" x 11½". 128pp, profusely illustrated, folding plan in pocket at end. Green cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £40.00

Macandie, G. L. [A compilation by G. L. Macandie, CBE, Secretary, Australian Naval Board 1914-1946] ~ The Genesis of the Royal Australian Navy : A Compilation ~ Sydney: Alfred Henry Pettifer, Government Printer, 1949 ~ 6” x 10”. 349pp, portrait frontis, illustrations, maps. Blue cloth blocked in white, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed with some loss of colour on front boards, spine ends and corners bumped,  HMS Drake Ship's Library lending schedule on front free end-paper, inner hinges starting otherwise Very Good. 50 chapters, 4 appendices, 80 photographs and 3 folding maps. Chapters cover a wide spectrum of Australian naval chronology including glimpses of Early Naval History the Colonial Naval Defence Act, 1865; First Steps towards the Australian Auxiliary Squadron; Colonial Conference, 1887, and the Australian Auxiliary Squadron; Commander Robert Muirhead Collins, Secretary, Defence Department of Victoria; Colonial Conference, 1897; Proposal for Royal Naval Reserve in Australia - Views of Commander Collins and Lord Brassey; Report of Conference of Commonwealth Naval Officers, 1899; Commander Robert Collins on Naval Defence; Mr. Barton and the views of Rear-Admiral Sir Lewis Beaumont; Nature of possible attacks on Australia in 1901; Captain Creswell's historic report; Federated Australia and a Navy; Views of Sir John Forrest, Minister for Defence; Colonial Conference, 1902; Council of Defence Meeting, 1905; Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur Fanshawe's views and Captain Creswell's criticism; Captain Creswell's plea for the local Naval Forces; Mr. Deakin proposes revision of Naval Agreement of 1903; Captain Creswell on Australia's Defence Needs, 1905; The case for an Australian Naval Force (lst January, 1906); Captain Creswell's advice re capabilities of Destroyer defence; Captain Creswell's visit to England, 1906; Report of Committee of Imperial Defence, 1906 and criticism by Commonwealth Naval Officers' Committee; Mr. Deakin adopts proposals of Creswell's Committee; Vice-Admiral Sir Wilmot Fawkes' views re Australian Naval Defence. ~ £100.00

MacDougall, Philip [Edited by] ~ Chatham Dockyard, 1815-1865 : The Industrial Transformation ~ Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing for the Navy Records Society, 2013 (Navy Records Society volume 154) ~ 6” x 9”. [xvii] + 410pp. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], As New ~ £70.00

Mackay, Ruddock F. [Ed.] ~ The Hawke Papers : A Selection, 1743 - 1771 ~ Aldershot: Scolar Press for the Navy Records Society, 1990 (Navy Records Society volume 129) ~ 5¾" x 9". [xix] + 521pp, portrait frontis, maps. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £60.00

Mackenzie, Donald A. ~ Great Deeds of the Great War ~ London: Blackie and Son Limited, n.d. ~ 8½" x 11". Unpaginated, 12 colour plates, illustrations. Pictorial boards, no d/j, edges and corners rubbed and frayed, rear cover soiled, backstrip creased, otherwise Good ~ £32.00

Marder, Arthur J. ~ The Anatomy of British Sea Power : A History of British Naval Policy in the Pre-Dreadnought Era 1880-1905 ~ London: Frank Cass and Company Limited, 1972 [3rd imp.; first published 1940] ~ 6" x 9¼". [xix] + 580pp + xv index, map as end-papers. Red cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, edge of text-block finger-marked, otherwise Very Good ~ £100.00

Marder, Arthur J. ~ Old Friends, New Enemies : Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy : Strategic Illusions 1936-1941 ~ Oxford: Clarendon Press (Oxford University Press), 1981 ~ 5½” x 8¾”. [xxxii] + 533pp, portrait frontis, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £100.00

Marder, Arthur J. ~ From the Dardanelles to Oran : Studies of the Royal Navy in War and Peace 1915-1940 ~ London: Oxford University Press, 1974 ~ 5½” x 8¾”. [xvii] + 301pp, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £60.00

Mason, Theodore C. [With a Foreword by Edward L. Baech] ~ Battleship Sailor ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1994 [first published 1982] ~ 6” x 9”. [xiv] + 271pp, illustrations. Softback, As New ~ £16.00

McCully, Lieutenant Commander Newton A. [Edited By Richard Von Doenhoff] ~ The McCully Report : The Russo-Japanese War, 1904 - 1905 ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1977 ~ 5½" x 8½". [xiii] + 338pp. Grey cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j, otherwise Very Good ~ £44.00

McEniry, Colonel John Howard ~ A Marine Dive-Bomber Pilot at Guadalcanal ~ Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 1987 ~ 5½" x 8¾". [ix] + 182pp, illustrations. Dark grey cloth blocked in silver, in d/j, Fine ~ £40.00

McLean, David and Preston, Antony [Eds] ~ Warship 1996 ~ London: Conway Maritime Press, 1996 ~ 8” x 10¾”. 224pp, profusely illustrated. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, Fine ~ £52.00

McLean, Ruari ~ Half Seas Under ~ Bradford on Avon: Thomas Reed Publications, 2001 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [viii] + 216pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £28.00

Messenger, Charles ~ The Second World War in the West ~ London: Cassell and Company, 1999 ~ 8" x 10¾". 224pp, profusely illustrated. Black cloth in d/j, As New ~ £32.00

Miller, Edward Stokes ~ War Plan Orange : The U.S. Strategy to Defeat Japan, 1897-1945 ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991 ~ 6¼” x 9¼”. [xxi] + 509pp, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j otherwise Near Fine ~ £50.00

Milne, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alexander [Edited by John Beeler] ~ The Milne Papers : The Papers of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alexander Milne, Bt., KCB (1806-1896) : Volume I : 1820-1859 ~ Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing for the Navy Records Society, 2004 (Navy Records Society volume 147) ~ 5¾” x 9”. [xviii] + 857pp. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], As New ~ £60.00

Ministry of Information ~ World War Booklets, no. 2, 1939 - 1945 ~ London: MOI, 1945 ~ 7" x 9". Five pamphlets bound in blue cloth gilt; covers rubbed, pages of two pamphlets browned; otherwise Very Good. Contains: Front Line 1940-1941; Destruction of an Army : THe First Campaign in Libya; The Eighth Army; Merchantmen at War; Target Germany ~ £36.00

Mitchell, Chas. [RMLI] With Numerous Special Articles by "Tre-Pol-Pen" [pseud.: Eng. Sub-Lieut. Barry Hocken] ~ The Commission of H.M.S. Renown, 1900-1904 : Mediterranean Station : Including the taking of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Connaught to India to represent His Majesty the King at the Delhi Durbar ~ London: The Westminster Press (Gerrards Ltd), 1904 [The Log Series No. 8] ~ 4½” x 7¼”. (x) + 106pp + [4pp], publisher’s advertisements. Original printed card covers, no d/j, covers worn and rubbed, exposing corners, tear in edge of front free end-paper, frontis and three other plates missing, one further plate present but torn and partially detached, pages marked and grubby, a very well-used copy. ~ £60.00

Mitsuru, Yoshida ~ Requiem for Battleship Yamato ~ London: Constable, 1999 [first published by USNI 1985] ~ 6" x 9¼". [xxxvi] + 152pp, illustrations. Black cloth blocked in red, in d/j, As New ~ £20.00

Montgomery, Michael ~ Who Sank the Sydney? ~ Sydney: Cassell Australia Ltd, 1981 ~ 5½” x 8¾”. [xii] + 242pp, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth blocked in white, in d/j, Fine. HMAS 'Sydney' was the largest ship in the whole course of World War II to go down with all hands. Michael Montgomery has pieced together hundreds of items of evidence to provide solutions to the hitherto unanswered questions: why there were no survivors, and the question of Japanese involvement.  ~ £40.00

Montgomery, Michael [introduction by Ludovic Kennedy] ~ Who Sank the Sydney? ~ London: Leo Cooper in association with Secker & Warburg, 1983 [revised and enlarged edition; first published 1981] ~ 5½" x 8¾". [xiv] + 242pp, illustrations, maps. Brown cloth in a rubbed, price-clipped d/j, otherwise Very Good ~ £36.00

Morgenstern, George ~ Pearl Harbor : The Story of the Secret War ~ New York: The Devin-Adair Company, 1947 ~ 6" x 9¼". [xv] + 425pp. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, edges dusty, otherwise Very Good ~ £36.00

Morison, Samuel Eliot ~ History of United States Naval Operations in World War II : Volume III : The Rising Sun in the Pacific, 1931-April 1942 ~ Edison, NJ: Castle Books, 2001 ~ 6" x 9". [xxviii] + 411pp, illustrations. Blue boards gilt in d/j, As New ~ £36.00

Morris, Richard Knowles ~ John P. Holland 1841-1914 : Inventor of the Modern Submarine ~ Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1998 [first published 1966 by the Naval Institute Press] ~ 6” x 9”. [xx] + 221pp, illustrations. Softback, As New ~ £20.00

Morriss, Roger [Ed.] ~ The Channel Fleet and The Blockade of Brest, 1793-1801 ~ Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing for the Navy Records Society, 2001 (Navy Records Society volume 141) ~ 5¾" x 9". [xii] + 700pp, frontis, maps. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £80.00

Murphy, William Scanlan ~ Father of the Submarine : The Life of the Reverend George Garrett Pasha ~ London: William Kimber & Co. Limited, 1987 ~ 6" x 9½". 254pp, illustrations. Green cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £40.00

Murray, Williamson and Millett, Allan [Eds] ~ Military Innovation in the Inter-War Period ~ Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996 ~ 6" x 9¼". [ix] + 428pp, illustrations.  Blue cloth blocked in silver, in d/j. This would have been "Fine" but note that one section (pages 275-306) has been printed upside down. Contributors include Williamson Murray, Allan R. Millett, Richard R. Muller, Geoffrey Till, Holger H. Herwig, Alan Beyerchen, Barry Watts. ~ £60.00

Nalty, Bernard [Consultant Editor] Pritchard, Russ A. [Technical Adviser] and Hall, Tony [Editor] ~ War in the Pacific : Pearl Harbor Tokyo Bay  ~ London: Book Club Associates by arrangement with Salamander Books, 1991 ~ 10¼” x 13¼”. 304pp, maps, illustrations. Red cloth in a rubbed d/j with one small sealed tear, otherwise Near Fine ~ £24.00

Nauticus ~ Jahrbuch fur Deutschlands Seeintereffen ~ Berlin: Ernst Siegfried Mittler und Sohn, 1914 ~ 6¼" x 9". 753pp, 23 b&w plates, plans, charts. Thick card covers, front cover replaced with a facsimile, new end-papers, spine chipped, shaken, otherwise G ~ £50.00

Newcomb, Richard F. ~ Abandon Ship! Death of the U.S.S. Indianapolis ~ London: Corgi Books, 1977 [revised edition; first published by Constable, 1960] ~ 4¼” x 7”. 222pp, map. Paperback, covers rubbed, page edges browned otherwise Very Good ~ £4.00

Nicholls, Bob ~ Bluejackets and Boxers : Australia's Naval Expedition to the Boxer Uprising  ~ Sydney, London, Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1986 ~ 7” x 10”. [xi] + 164pp, profusely illustrated. Black cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine. The first detailed account of Australia’s first military adventure in Asia, telling the story of the naval expedition sent out in 1900 by the colonies of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales to assist an international force to quell the Boxer Rebellion in northern China. The author describes the raising of the 500-strong force of the three colonial navies ; its voyage and its service in China. Includes accounts from unpublished diaries and memoirs and most of the 150 photographs are published here for the first time. The Boxer uprising was against foreigners, especially missionaries and Chinese Christians, during which more than 300 Westerners and 30,000 Chinese lost their lives. Australia was then a young colony and her contribution to the crisis was to send sailors from the naval brigades of New South Wales and Victoria, and also the South Australian warship PROTECTOR. ~ £40.00

Norman, Andrew ~ HMS Hood : Pride of the Royal Navy ~ Staplehurst, Kent: Spellmount Limited, 2002 ~ 6" x 9¼". [xvi] + 160pp, illustrations. Red boards in d/j, As New. ~ £28.00

Noyes, Alfred ~ Open Boats ~ Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1917 ~ 5" x 7½". 136pp. Black cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed, edges lightly foxed, otherwise Very Good ~ £30.00

O'Kane, Richard H. [Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.)] ~ Clear the Bridge! The War Patrols of the U.S.S. Tang ~ Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1989 [first published 1977] ~ 6¼” x 9¼”.  480pp, maps, illustrations. Blue boards gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Very Good. From the date of her departure on her first patrol in January, 1944, to her tragic loss only nine months later, "Tang" averaged one enemy ship on the bottom every 11 days, a rate twice that of any other U. S. Submarine. "Tang" also developed new tactics in sub-air rescues, picking 22 navy fliers out of the water while under Japanese gunfire at Truk. ~ £40.00

O'Kane, Richard H. [Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.)] ~ Wahoo : The Patrols of America's Most Famous WWII Submarine ~ Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1987 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [x] + 345pp, maps, illustrations. Blue boards in d/j, Fine. Wahoo was christened in February 1941, with her mission already decreed the night of Pearl Harbor: Conduct unrestricted submarine warfare. Her first patrols were average for a new boat, but then came Commander Dudley W. ("Mush") Morton. He cast aside bugaboos, and originated daring new submarine tactics. His credo was: We'll go wherever the Japs are, and do whatever it takes to sink there. Morton's astonishing tactics included a successful down the throat attack against an attacking Japanese destroyer, and surface-running gun attacks. He also formed a rubber-boat landing and assault team known as Wahoo's Commandos. The results spoke for themselves; Wahoo soon led in sinkings as she went after the Japanese with a vengeance and Morton became known as the Navy's most aggressive and successful sea raider. Wahoo's first spectacular achievement was the sinking of a 4-ship convoy in one day: coming back into port after this exploit, she displayed a broom atop her periscope, signifying a clean sweep, while below placards proclaimed Wahoo's motto-Shoot the Sons of Bitches. Through the eyes of her executive officer, we become members of the sub's crew: standing watches, readying the torpedoes, coaxing more speed, tracking ships with the scope, playing cribbage. The general alarm calls all hands to battle stations. Then the deadly duel between enemy and submarine begins: in the conning tower, angles and bearings are called, the order is given-Mark! Set! Fire!, and with a shudder each torpedo is on its way. With the whack of the torpedo detonations, the escort heads down the torpedo wakes, and Wahoo goes deep, rigging for depth charge and silent running. After many daring missions, Wahoo's brilliant career was cut short. O'Kane, through extensive research and assistance from the Japanese, has written her final, fatal patrol, with its heart-rending revelations. So, of all 37 American submarines lost without survivors, only Wahoo's story is finally complete. ~ £36.00

Padfield, Peter ~ The Great Naval Race : Anglo-German Naval Rivalry 1900-1914 ~ London: Hart-Davis, McGibbon, 1974 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 382pp, illustrations. Blue cloth in a rubbed, price-clipped, d/j otherwise Very Good+ ~ £36.00

Padfield, Peter ~ Donitz : The Last Fuhrer ~ London: Panther Books (Granada Publishing Ltd), 1985 [first published 1984 by Victor Gollancz] ~ 5” x 7¾”. 574pp, illustrations. Paperback, page edges browned, covers rubbed, crease in psine otherwise Good ~ £6.00

Palmer, Sarah and Williams, Glyndwr [Eds] ~ Charted and Uncharted Waters : Proceedings of a Conference on the Study of British Maritime History ~ Greenwich: The Trustees of the National Maritime Museum, 1981 ~ 5½" x 8". [iii] + 262pp. Green paper wrappers, no d/j, covers rubbed, otherwise Near Fine. Typescript. ~ £30.00

Parkin, Ray ~ Out of the Smoke : The Story of a Sail ~ London: The Hogarth Press Ltd, 1960 ~ 5½" x 8¾". [xx] + 310pp, illustrations, maps. Blue cloth gilt in a torn, scuffed and chipped d/j, edges lightly foxed otherwise Very Good ~ £36.00

Parry, Ann ~ The Admirals Fremantle 1788-1920 ~ London: Chatto & Windus, 1971 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 286pp, portrait frontis, b&w plates. Red cloth gilt in a chipped, rubbed d/j, small mark on front free end-paper, otherwise Very Good+/Very Good ~ £40.00

Parshall, Jonathan and Tully, Anthony Tully ~ Shattered Sword : The Japanese Story of the Battle of Midway ~ Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2006 ~ 7” x 10¼”. [xxvi] + 613pp, maps, illustrations. Blue boards blocked in silver in d/j, As New. The Battle of Midway was one of the most famous battles of World War Two. Now, for the first time since Gordon Prange's bestselling Miracle at Midway, two authors offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Unlike previous accounts, this book makes extensive use of Japanese primary sources which correct previous accounts and assumptions of the battle. This book forces a major, potentially controversial, re-evaluation of the great battle. The authors re-assess the battle in great detail and within the context of the Imperial Navy's doctrine and technology. Midway is the battle which turned the tide of the Pacific war during WWII - and one of the most famous naval battles in history. This is the first time that the Japanese side has been so fully presented and explained through use of Japanese primary sources. This book debunks popular myths about the Battle of Midway, including some concerning its defining moment of the Americans' last-minute dive-bombing attack. ~ £30.00

Pears, Randolph ~ British Battleships 1892-1957 ~ London: Godfrey Cave Associates, 1979 [a facsimile edition of the Putnam & Co. Ltd edition, published in 1957] ~ 7¼" x 10". [xiii] + 201pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, corners bumped, otherwise Near Fine ~ £40.00

Pelz, Stephen ~ Race to Pearl Harbor : the failure of the second London Naval Conference and the onset of World War II ~ Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1974 ~ 6¼" x 9½". 268pp, map. Blue cloth gilt in a torn, scuffed and chipped d/j with some loss on the folds, covers rubbed, otherwise Very Good ~ £50.00

Penn, Geoffrey ~ Infighting Admirals : Fisher's Feud with Beresford and the Reactionaries ~ London: Leo Cooper, 2000 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [viii] + 264pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, As New. ~ £36.00

Petrow, Richard ~ The Bitter Years : The Invasion and Occupation of Denmark and Norway, April 1940 - May 1945 ~ London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1974 ~ 6¼" x 9¼". 403pp, illustrations. Green cloth gilt in a tatty, torn d/j, edges dusty otherwise Very Good ~ £18.00

Pitt, Barrie ~ Zeebrugge : St George's Day, 1918 ~ London: Cassell and Company, 1958 ~ 5½" x 8½". [xv] + 237pp, frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, edges lightly foxed, spine slightly canted, otherwise Very Good/G. There is a long, personal, inscription by the author to Elizabeth Keyes (Roger Keye's daughter) on the front free end-paper, together with three letters from Barrie Pitt (two to Elizabeth Keyes and one to the Dowager Lady Keyes) loosely inserted. ~ £300.00

Plimmer, Charlotte and Denis ~ A Matter of Expediency : The Jettison of Admiral Sir Dudley North ~ London: Quartet Books, 1978 ~ 5½” x 8¾”. [xii] + 179pp, illustrations, map. Brown cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed, price-clipped, d/j, a few pages marked otherwise Very Good. Admiral Sir Dudley North commanded the North Atlantic Station of the Royal Navy early in WW2 after 43 successful years of service. When the Allies embarked on an attempt to take Dakar, which failed miserably following a succession of blunders, he was picked out as a scapegoat for failing to stop the Vichy vessels from entering the Atlantic, despite orders to not interfere. ~ £16.00

Potter, E. B. ~ Nimitz ~ Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Limited, 1987 [7th imp.; first published 1976] ~ 7" x 10½". [xiii] + 507pp, illustrations, maps. Grey boards in d/j, edges dusty otherwise Very Good ~ £40.00

Potter, E. B. (Elmer Belmont) ~ Bull Halsey ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1988 [2nd impression, with corrections; first published 1985] ~ 7” x 10¼”. [xiii] + 421pp, illustrations, maps as end-papers. Grey cloth blocked in blue in d/j, Fine ~ £40.00

Power, Frank ~ The Kitchener Mystery ~ London: The Rotary Press Limited, n.d. [c.1925] ~ 5¼" x 8". 98pp, map. Original soft cover with colour portrait of Kitchener now soiled, discoloured, and with tears along the spine, binding staples rusty, text clean, overall G. Scarce. ~ £50.00

Prados, John ~ Combined Fleet Decoded : The Secret History of American Intelligence and the Japanese Navy in World War II ~ New York: Random House, 1995 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xxvi] + 832pp, maps, illustrations. Blue boards in d/j, Fine ~ £50.00

Prange, Gordon [with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon] ~ December 7, 1941 : The Day the Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor ~ London: Harrap Limited, 1988 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xvi] + 493pp, illustrations. Black cloth blocked in silver in d/j, Fine ~ £30.00

Prange, Gordon [with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon] ~ Miracle at Midway ~ New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1982 ~ 6¼” x 9¼”. [xix] + 469pp, maps, illustrations. Red boards quarter-bound in cloth, in a torn, scuffed and chipped d/j, covers rubbed otherwise Very Good ~ £24.00

Prange, Gordon [with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon] ~ Pearl Harbor : The Verdict of History ~ New York: Penguin Books, 1991 [first published 1986 by McGraw Hill Book Company] ~ 6” x 9¼”. [xxxv] + 699pp, map, illustrations. Paperback, page edges yellowed otherwise Near Fine ~ £16.00

Prange, Gordon [with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon] ~ At Dawn We Slept : The Untold Story of Pearl Harbour ~ Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Limited, 1983 [first published 1981] ~ 6¼” x 9¼”. [xvi] + 873pp, Paperback, covers rubbed, page edges yellowed, previous owner's name inscribed otherwise Good ~ £10.00

Preston, Anthony [Ed.] ~ Warship 2002 - 2003 ~ London: Conway Maritime Press, 2003 ~ 7¾" x 10¾". 202pp, profusely illustrated. Blue cloth gilt in a d/j, As New ~ £56.00

Preston, Antony ~ The World's Worst Warships : The Failures and Repercussions of Naval Design and Construction : 1860 to the Present Day ~ London: Conway Maritime Press, 2002 ~ 7¾" x 10". 192pp, illustrations. Red cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £30.00

Preston, Antony and  Major, John ~ Send a Gunboat! A study of the Gunboat and its role in British policy, 1854-1904 ~ London: Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd, 1967 ~ 5½" x 8¾". [xi] + 266pp, maps, illustrations. Black cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, pencil lines on one map, otherwise Very Good ~ £36.00

Protheroe, Ernest ~ All About the Navy ~ London and Glasgow: Collins Clear-Type Press, n.d. [c.1925] ~ 5¼" x 8¼". 91pp, colour frontis, illustrations. Ochre cloth, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, front free end-paper excised, front inner hinge cracked, edges lightly foxed otherwise Good ~ £20.00

Pugh, Philip ~ The Cost of Seapower : The Influence of Money on Naval Affairs from 1815 to the Present ~ London: Conway Maritime Press, 1986 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. 423pp. Black cloth gilt in d/j, Fine ~ £30.00

Rawson, Geoffrey Lieut.-Commdr. R.I.M. (Retd.) ~ Earl Beatty Admiral of the Fleet : Viscount Borodale and Baron Beatty of the North Sea and of Brooksby ~ London: Jarrolds Publishers, n.d. ~ 6" x 9¼". 256pp, portrait frontis, b&w plates. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed with some colour loss, edges & end-papers foxed, otherwise Good ~ £40.00

Reckner, James R. ~ Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1988 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xii] + 221pp, map as end-papers, illustrations. Red and black boards in d/j, As New ~ £40.00

Reid, P. R.; Boulle, Pierre; Pope, Dudley; Brickhill, Paul ~ Great War Stories: "The Colditz Story", "The Bridge on the River Kwai" , "The Battle of River Plate" and "The Dambusters" ~ London: Octopus Books in collaboration with William Heinemann Limited and Martin Secker & Warburg Limited, 1978 ~ 6” x 8½”. 699pp. Blue leatherette gilt, in a rubbed d/j, edges dusty otherwise Very Good ~ £20.00

Reynolds, Clark G. ~ Admiral John H. Towers : The Struggle for Naval Air Supremacy  ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991 ~ 7¼” x 10¼”. [xi] + 678pp, maps, illustrations. Grey boards quarter-bound in blue cloth, in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £40.00

Rhys-Jones, Graham ~ The Loss of the Bismarck : An Avoidable Disaster ~ London: Cassell and Company, 1999 ~ 6¼" x 9½". 255pp, illustrations. Black cloth in d/j, As New ~ £24.00

Roberts, John ~ Anatomy of the Ship : The Battleship Dreadnought ~ London: Conway Maritime Press, 2001 [revised second edition; first published 1992] ~ 10¼” x 9¾”. 256pp, profusely illustrated. Laminated boards in d/j, As New ~ £40.00

Rodger, N. A. M. [Ed.] ~ The Naval Miscellany, volume V ~ London: George Allen & Unwin for the Navy Records Society, 1984 (Navy Records Society volume 125) ~ 5¾" x 9". [xiii] + 546pp. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £60.00

Rodney, George Brydges [Baron Rodney] (1718-1792) [Edited by David Syrett] ~ The Rodney Papers : Selections from the Correspondence of Admiral Lord Rodney : Volume I : 1742-1763 ~ Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing for the Navy Records Society, 2005 (Navy Records Society volume 148) ~ 5¾” x 9”. [xiv] + 540pp. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], As New ~ £60.00

Ropp, Theodore ~ The Development of a Modern Navy ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1987 ~ 7" x 10¼". [xi] + 439pp, map, illustrations. Brown boards in a scuffed and rubbed d/j with a one tear on the spine, otherwise Fine/G ~ £60.00

Rose, Lisle A. ~ The Ship That Held the Line : The USS Hornet and the first year of the Pacific War ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1995 ~ 6" x 9". [ix] + 309pp, illustrations. Grey cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £28.00

Rose, Susan [Ed.] ~ The Navy of the Lancastrian Kings : Accounts and Inventories of William Soper, Keeper of the King's Ships, 1422 - 1427 ~ London: George Allen & Unwin for the Navy Records Society, 1982 (Navy Records Society volume 123) ~ 5¾" x 9". [xiii] + 288pp, frontis. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £60.00

Ruhe, Captain William J. ~ Slow Dance to Pearl Harbor : A Tin Can Ensign in Prewar America ~ Washington & London: Brassey's, 1995 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xi] + 210pp. Grey boards with cloth backstrip in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £30.00

Sakai, Saburo (with Martin Caidin and Fred Saito) ~ Samurai! ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991 (Classics of Naval Literature) [first published 1957 by E. P. Dutton] ~ 5½” x 8½”. [xxii] + 362pp. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £32.00

Samuels, Peggy and Harold ~ Remembering the Maine ~ Washington and London: Smithsonian Institute Press, 1995 ~ 6" x 9¼". [viii] + 358pp, illustrations. Blue boards quarter-bound in red cloth, in d/j, Fine ~ £36.00

Scalia, Joseph Mark ~ Germany's Last Mission to Japan : The Sinister Voyage of U-234 ~ London: Chatham Publishing, 2000 ~ 6¼" x 9¼". [xxiv] + 250pp, illustrations. Blue boards in d/j, As New ~ £32.00

Schurman, Donald M. ~ Julian S. Corbett 1854-1922 : Historian of British Maritime Policy from Drake to Jellicoe ~ London: Royal Historical Society, 1981 ~ 5½" x 8¾". [x] + 216pp. Grey cloth in a rubbed d/j, Near Fine ~ £60.00

Schurman, Donald M. ~ The Education of a Navy : The Development of British Naval Strategic Thought 1867-1914 ~ London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1965 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 213pp. Blue cloth gilt in a torn, scuffed and chipped d/j, covers rubbed, corners frayed, ex-Ministry of Defence Library with a few stamps, staining to first few pages from a rusty paperclip, edges grubby otherwise Good Plus ~ £40.00

Schurman, Donald M. [Edited by John Beeler] ~ Imperial Defence 1868-1887 ~ London: Frank Cass, 2000 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xxiii] + 192pp, map. Blue cloth  in d/j, As New ~ £70.00

Scott, James Brown [Ed.] ~ The Declaration of London February 26, 1909: a collection of official papers and documents relating to the International Naval Conference held in London December, 1908 - February, 1909 [with an introduction by Elihu Root] ~ New York: Oxford University Press, 1919 [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace] ~ 6½" x 9¾". [xiii] + 268pp. Red cloth, no d/j, spine very dull, head and tail of spine frayed, corners bumped, otherwise Very Good ~ £60.00

Scutts, Jerry ~ War in the Pacific : From the Fall of Singapore to Japanese Surrender ~ London: Parkgate Books, 2000 ~ 9¼" x 12¼". 144pp, profusely illustrated. Laminated boards in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £20.00

Seager, Robert ~ Alfred Thayer Mahan : The Man and His Letters  ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1977 ~ 7” x 10¼”. [xvii] + 713pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Original cloth in a scuffed and rubbed d/j otherwise Very Good ~ £50.00

Sebag-Montefiore, Hugh ~ Dunkirk : Fight to the Last Man ~ London: Viking (an imprint of Penguin Books), 2006 ~ 6” x 9½”. [xviii] + 701pp, maps, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in d/j, As New. The rescue in May 1940 of British soldiers fleeing capture and defeat by the Nazis at Dunkirk was not just about what happened at sea and on the beaches. The evacuation would never have succeeded had it not been for the tenacity of the British soldiers who stayed behind to ensure they got away. Men like Sergeant Major Gus Jennings who died smothering a German stick bomb in the church at Esquelbecq in an effort to save his comrades, and Captain Marcus Ervine-Andrews VC who single-handedly held back a German attack on the Dunkirk perimeter thereby allowing the British line to form up behind him. Told to stand and fight to the last man, these brave few battalions fought in whatever manner they could to buy precious time for the evacuation. Outnumbered and outgunned, they launched spectacular and heroic attacks time and again, despite ferocious fighting and the knowledge that for many only capture or death would end their struggle. ~ £30.00

Semmel, Bernard ~ Liberalism & Naval Strategy : Ideology, Interest, and Sea Power during the Pax Britannica ~ Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1986 ~ 6¼" x 9". 239pp. Softback, Near Fine ~ £16.00

Seymour, Admiral of the Fleet The Right Hon. Sir Edward H. ~ My Naval Career and Travels ~ London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1911 [2nd ed.] ~ 5½" x 8¾". [xvi] + 429pp, portrait frontis, b&w plates. Blind-stamped blue cloth, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, spine dull, offsetting to end-papers, otherwise Very Good ~ £50.00

Showell, Jak P. Mallmann ~ Enigma U-Boats : Breaking the Code ~ Shepperton: Ian Allan Publishing, 2000 ~ 8¼" x 10¼". 192pp, profusely illustrated. Red cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £24.00

Silverstone, Paul H. ~ US Warships of World War II ~ Shepperton, Surrey (London): Ian Allan Publishing, 1971 [first published 1965] ~ 5” x 7½”. 444pp, profusely illustrated. Blue cloth blocked in silver, in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, bookplate on front free end-paper otherwise Very Good ~ £36.00

Simpson, B. Mitchell III ~ Admiral Harold R. Stark : Architect Of Victory, 1939-1945 ~ Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1989 ~ 6” x 9¼”. [xii] + 326pp. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, Fine ~ £36.00

Simpson, Michael [Ed.] ~ The Somerville Papers : Selections from the Private and Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Sir James Somerville ~ Aldershot: Scolar Press for the Navy Records Society, 1995 (Navy Records Society volume 134) ~ 5¾" x 9". [xxv] + 696pp, portrait frontis, maps. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £60.00

Slackman, Michael ~ Target : Pearl Harbor ~ Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press and Arizona Memorial Museum Association, 1990 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xii] + 354pp, maps, illustrations. Grey cloth in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, top edge dusty otherwise Very Good ~ £40.00

Sledge, Eugene Bondurant ~ With the Old Breed : At Peleliu and Okinawa ~ Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1990 [first published 1981] ~ 6¼” x 9¼”. [xvi] + 326pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in d/j, Fine ~ £28.00

Sondhaus, Lawrence ~ Preparing for Weltpolitik : German Sea Power before the Tirpitz Era ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1997 ~ 6¼" x 9¼". [x] + 326pp, illustrations, maps. Black cloth blocked in silver in d/j, Fine ~ £40.00

Southey, Robert ~ The Life of Horatio, Lord Nelson ~ London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1919 [Everyman's Library] ~ 4¼" x 6¾". 271pp. Red cloth, spine dull, school label on front pastedown, Very Good ~ £8.00

Spector, Ronald H. ~ Eagle Against the Sun : The American War With Japan ~ New York: The Free Press, 1985 ~ 6¼" x 9¼". [xvi] + 589pp, illustrations, maps as end-papers. Blue cloth, no d/j, spine dull, edges dusty, previous owner's name inscribed otherwise Very Good ~ £40.00

Spector, Ronald H. ~ At War At Sea : Sailors and Naval Warfare in the Twentieth Century ~ London: Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 2001 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xiii] + 463pp, illustrations. Black cloth in d/j, As New ~ £28.00

Stanton, Doug ~ In Harm's Way : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors ~ New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2001 ~ 6¼" x 9½". 333pp, illustrations. Blue boards with black cloth backstrip in protected d/j, Near Fine ~ £32.00

Steevens, G. W. ~ Naval Policy with some account of the Warships of the Principal Powers ~ London: Methuen & Co., 1896 ~ 5¼" x 8¾". [viii] + 323pp. Ex-Ampleforth College Library, re-bound in red buckram with labels and stamps. Text clean. ~ £40.00

Steinberg, Jonathan ~ Yesterday's Deterrent : Tirpitz and the Birth of the German Battle Fleet ~ London: Macdonald & Co. Ltd, 1965 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 240pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a chipped, scuffed and rubbed d/j, stain on front free end-paper from old label, page edges yellowed otherwise Very Good ~ £40.00

Stephan, John J. ~ Hawaii Under the Rising Sun : Japan's Plans for Conquest After Pearl Harbor ~ Honolulu: University Of Hawaii Press, 1984 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xii] + 228pp, map. Black boards blocked in red, in d/j, Fine ~ £32.00

Stephen, Adrian [with an Introduction by Quentin Bell] ~ The 'Dreadnought' Hoax ~ London: Chatto & Windus, The Hogarth Press, 1983 [first published 1936] ~ 5” x 6½”. 61pp, frontis, illustrations. Paperback, covers rubbed, corners creased otherwise Very Good ~ £20.00

Stevens, David ~ The Royal Australian Navy in World War II ~ Sydney: George Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1996 ~ 6¼" x 9¼". [xxvii] + 212pp, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £36.00

Stevens, David and Reeve, John [Eds] ~ Southern Trident : Strategy, History and the Rise of Australian Naval Power ~ Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2001 ~ 5¾" x 8¾". [xx] + 363pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £40.00

Stinnett, Robert B. ~ Day of Deceit : The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor ~ London: Constable and Company Limited, 2000 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xiv] + 386pp, illustrations. Grey boards in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £36.00

Stinnett, Robert B. ~ Day of Deceit : The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor ~ New York: The Free Press, 2000 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xiv] + 386pp, illustrations. Grey boards in a rubbed d/j, corners bumped otherwise Very Good ~ £36.00

Storrs, Sir Ronald ~ A Record of the War : The Second Quarter : December 1939 - February 1940 ~ London: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd, n.d. [c.1940] ~ 5¼" x 7½". [ix] + 314pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in a torn, scuffed and chipped d/j with some loss, covers rubbed, edges lightly foxed otherwise Very Good ~ £20.00

Strang, Herbert [Ed.] ~ The Red Book of the War ~ London: Henry Frowde, Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [c.1915] ~ 7" x 9". Unpaginated, colour and b&w plates, illustrations. Original pictorial thick card covers, no d/j, edges of boards rubbed and frayed, corners bumped, old Prize Label on front pastedown otherwise Very Good ~ £60.00

Syrett, David [Ed.] ~ The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence: U-Boat Situations and Trends, 1941 - 1945 ~ Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing for the Navy Records Society, 1998 (Navy Records Society volume 139) ~ 5¾" x 9". [xxxix] + 628pp, map. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £80.00

Syrett, David [Ed.] ~ The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence: U-Boat Tracking Papers, 1941 - 1947 ~ Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing for the Navy Records Society, 2002 (Navy Records Society volume 144) ~ 5¾" x 9". [xiv] + 464pp. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £80.00

Syrett, David and DiNardo, R. L. [Eds] ~ The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy, 1660 - 1815 ~ Aldershot: Scolar Press for the Navy Records Society, 1994 (Occasional Publications of the Navy Records Society, volume 1) ~ 8¼" x 12". 488pp. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], covers scuffed and rubbed otherwise Very Good. ~ £60.00

Taffrail [Captain Taprell Dorling, RN] ~ The Shetland Plan ~ London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited,1939 ~ 4¾" x 7½". 352pp. Blue cloth, no d/j, rub, covers slightly bowed, gift inscription on front end-paper otherwise Very Good ~ £24.00

Taylor, J. C. ~ German Warships of World War II ~ Shepperton, Surrey (London): Ian Allan Publishing, 1973 [first published 1966] ~ 5” x 7½”. 168pp, profusely illustrated. Green cloth blocked in silver, in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, bookplate on front free end-paper otherwise Very Good ~ £30.00

Theobald, Rear Admiral Robert A. ~ The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor ~ London: Holborn Publishing Company, 1959 ~ 5½" x 8¼". [xix] + 204pp. Red cloth gilt in a scuffed, torn d/j, covers rubbed, end-papers renewed, otherwise Good Plus ~ £14.00

Thomas, Gerald W. ~ Torpedo Squadron Four : A Cockpit View of World War II ~ Las Cruces, NM: The Rio Grande Historical Collections (New Mexico State University), 1991 [2nd impression, with corrections; first published July 1990] ~ 8¼” x 11”. [xii] + 249pp, illustrations. Large format softback, covers rubbed otherwise Near Fine. Signed by the author. ~ £40.00

Thompson, Robert Smith ~ Empires on the Pacific : World War II and the Struggle for the Mastery of Asia ~ Oxford: The Perseus Press Ltd, 2001 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xiii] + 434pp, illustrations. Black boards in a scuffed and rubbed d/j with a sealed tear on the rear fold, otherwise Very Good ~ £24.00

Thomson, Rear-Admiral George P. ~ Blue Pencil Admiral : The Inside Story of the Press Censorship ~ London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd, n.d. [c.1945, produced to War Economy Standard] ~ 5¾" x 8¾". 216pp. Blue cloth, no d/j, covers slightly marked, edges of a few pages torn, else Very Good ~ £18.00

Thursfield, James R. ~ Naval Warfare [with an introduction by Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Ottley] ~ Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1913 ~ 4¾" x 6½". [xxiii] + 151pp. Decorative red cloth, no d/j, previous owner's name inscribed, spine faded and frayed at head and tail, otherwise Good Plus ~ £28.00

Toland, John ~ Infamy : Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath ~ London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1982 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xvi] + 366pp, illustrations, maps as end-papers. Brown cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, corners bumped, covers rubbed, bookplate, otherwise Very Good ~ £16.00

Tolley, Rear Admiral Kemp ~ Cruise of the Lanikai : Incitement to War ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1973 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xiii] + 345pp, illustrations, map as front end-papers. Green cloth in a scuffed and chipped d/j, otherwise Very Good Plus ~ £36.00

Townshend, H. W. ~ The Submarine ~ Gateshead-on-Tyne: G. W. Mason & Co. Ltd, Printers for the Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen, 1919 [Technical Section: Session 1919-20] ~ 5½” x 8½”. 32pp, diagrams. Original grey paper wrappers, covers rubbed otherwise Very Good ~ £16.00

Trotter, Wilfrid Pym ~ The Royal Navy in Old Photographs ~ London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1978 [first published 1975] ~ 7½" x 9¾". Unpaginated, profusely illustrated. Teal cloth gilt in a rubbed, price-clipped d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £40.00

Trotter, Wilfrid Pym ~ The Royal Navy in Old Photographs ~ London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1982 [first published 1975] ~ 7¼" x 9¼". Unpaginated, profusely illustrated. Softback, covers marked and rubbed with some creasing otherwise Very Good ~ £20.00

Tuleja, Thaddeus V. ~ Climax at Midway : The Story of the Battle that Changed the Course of the Pacific War ~ London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1960 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 248pp, illustrations, maps. Blue cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j, otherwise Very Good ~ £20.00

Tupper, Captain Edward ~ Seaman's Torch : The Life Story of Captain Edward Tupper : National Union of Seamen ~ London: The National Book Association, Hutchinson & Co. Ltd, n.d. [1938] ~ 5½” x 8¾”. 320pp. Brown paper-covered boards with beige cloth spine, no d/j, covers worn and soiled with an abraded pacth on the front boards where (presumably) a label has been removed, spine ends and corners bumped, tanning to pages, musty otherwise Very Good. Uncommon. ~ £40.00

Van der Vat, Dan ~ The Pacific Campaign : The Second World War at Sea ~ London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992 [1st British edition] ~ 6¼" x 9½". 430pp, illustrations, maps. Blue boards quarter-bound with red cloth, in d/j, Fine. From Pearl Harbor to Leyte Gulf, from Midway to Okinawa, the war in the Pacific was primarily a naval conflict on a huge scale. Drawing on neglected archives of firsthand accounts from both sides, van der Vat weaves eyewitness testimony with sharp, analytical narration to provide a reappraisal of the strategic and political background of both the Japanese and American forces. An account of the war at sea between the Allies and Japan from 1941-1945, the unavoidable conflict made inevitable by mutual under-estimation and misunderstanding, examining the crucial actions on both sides from events under the sea to dogfights in the air, from foxholes in the jungle to huge set-piece surface battles. ~ £30.00

Various ~ Naval Institute : Naval History : Volume 5, 1991 [Numbers 1-4] ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991 ~ 8½” x 11”. 82pp, 82pp, 82pp, 98pp, profusely illustrated. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, Fine ~ £60.00

Various ~ Trial of Error : The Court Martial arising from the loss of HMS Montagu, Lundy 1906 ~ Atworth, Wiltshire: G. M. and R. C. Davis, 1983 ~ 6” x 8½”. 39pp, illustrations. Card covers, lower corner creased, covers rubbed otherwise Very Good ~ £40.00

Various ~ Naval Institute : Naval History : Volume 6, 1992 [Numbers 1-4] ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1992 ~ 8½” x 11”. 82pp, 82pp, 82pp, 82pp, profusely illustrated. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, Fine. Compilation of four issues, concentrating on Pearl Harbor. ~ £40.00

Various ~ Fuehrer Conferences on Naval Affairs 1939-1945 ~ London: Greenhill Books, 1990 ~ 6" x 9½". 496pp. Black cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £36.00

Various ~ The Book of British Victories : A Series of Album-Atlases : No. 1 Exploits on the Sea : "Wooden Walls to Super-Dreadnoughts" ~ London: Syndicate Publishing Co., n.d. [1914] ~ 8” x 10½”. 31pp, illustrations. Pictorial paper-covered boards with cloth backstrip, no d/j, covers rubbed and soiled, front boards stained, otherwise Good. Uncommon. ~ £30.00

Various ~ Naval History, volume 6, numbers 1-4, 1992 ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1992 ~ ¼½¾” x ¼½¾” ~ £24.00

Various ~ H.M.A.S. Mk III ~ Published for the Royal Australian Navy by Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1944 ~ 8½" x 11".200pp, colour frontis, illustrations. Original cloth, no d/j covers marked and rubbed, previous owner's name inscribed, shaken, covers bowed otherwise Good ~ £24.00

Various ~ The Wonder Book of the Navy ~ London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, n.d. [11th ed.; c.1947] ~ 7¼" x 10". 224pp, "8 coloured plates and nearly three hundred pictures". Pictorial thick card covers, edges rubbed and frayed, board exposed on corners, edges dusty, slightly cocked, otherwise Good. ~ £20.00

Various Authors ~ Deeds That Thrill the Empire : True Stories of the Most Glorious Acts of Heroism of the Emprie's Soldiers and Sailors during the Great War ~ London: Hutchinson & Co.,  n.d. [2 vols] ~ 8½" x 11". 903pp, paginated over 2 volumes, illustrations, colour plates, profusely illustrated. Red cloth gilt, no d/j, a few plates loose but present, covers marked and rubbed, previous owner's name inscribed, internally clean, overall Good Plus ~ £200.00

Vaux, Patrick ~ Sea Salt and Cordite ~ London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [Prefatory Note dated Empire Day, 1914] ~ 4¾” x 7½”. 189pp. Grey cloth blocked in black, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, hinges slack, otherwise Very Good ~ £40.00

Walder, David ~ The Short Victorious War : The Russo-Japanese Conflict, 1904 - 1905 ~ London: Hutchinson, 1973 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 321pp, maps, illustrations. Black cloth blocked in red, in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Very Good ~ £24.00

Warner, Dennis and Peggy [with Sadao Seno] ~ Disaster in the Pacific : New Light on the Battle of Savo Island ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1992 ~ 6” x 9¼”. [ix] + 298pp, maps, illustrations. Blue boards quarter-bound in black cloth, in d/j, Fine ~ £36.00

Warren, C. and Benson, J. [With a Foreward by Derek Arnold and a Postscript by David Roberts] ~ Thetis : Disaster in Liverpool Bay : The Admiralty Regrets ~ Merseyside: Avid Publications, 1997 ~ 5” x 8¼”. (xiii) + 5-223pp + (vi), publisher’s advertisements. Softback, As New ~ £18.00

Watts, A. J. ~ Japanese Warships of World War II ~ Shepperton, Surrey (London): Ian Allan Publishing, 1971 [first published 1966] ~ 5” x 7½”. 400pp, profusely illustrated. Red cloth blocked in silver, in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, bookplate on front free end-paper otherwise Very Good ~ £36.00

Watts, Anthony J. ~ Pictorial History of the Royal Navy : Volume Two : 1880-1914 ~ London: Ian Allan, 1971 ~ 6" x 9¼". 144pp, profusely illustrated. Blue cloth in a scuffed and rubbed, price-clipped, d/j otherwise Very Good+ ~ £40.00

Weintraub, Stanley ~ Long Day's Journey into War: December 7, 1941  ~ New York: Truman Talley Books-Dutton, 1991 ~ 6¼” x 9¼”. [xiii] + 706pp, maps, illustrations. Grey boards quarter-bound in black cloth, in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £24.00

Weir, Gary ~ Building the Kaiser's Navy : The Imperial Naval Office and German Industry in the von Tirpitz Era ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1992 ~ 6" x 9¼". [xii] + 289pp, illustrations. Grey cloth in a scuffed and chipped d/j, covers rubbed, front boards slightly bowed otherwise Very Good+ ~ £36.00

Wernham, R. B. [Ed.] ~ The Expedition of Sir John Norris and Sir Francis Drake to Spain and Portugal, 1589 ~ Aldershot: Temple Smith for the Navy Records Society, 1988 (Navy Records Society volume 127) ~ 5¾" x 9". [lxvi] + 380pp, portrait frontis, maps. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j [as issued], Fine ~ £60.00

White, Arnold ~ Our Sure Shield The Navy ~ London: MacDonald and Evans, 1917 ~ 5" x 7½". 228pp, illustrations. Decorative cloth, no d/j, covers rubbed and soiled, backstrip extremely dull, cloth lifted on rear boards, internally clean, overall, Good Plus ~ £20.00

White, Colin ~ Victoria's Navy : The Heyday of Steam ~ Emsworth, Hampshire: Kenneth Mason, 1983 ~ 9¾” x 7½”. 176pp, profusely illustrated. Blue cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £30.00

White, W. L. ~ They Were Expendable ~ New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1942 [fourth printing] ~ 5½" x 8¼". [vii] + 209pp. Blue cloth in a scuffed and chipped d/j with some minor loss, covers rubbed, page edges yellowed, offsetting to end-papers otherwise Very Good ~ £24.00

Wiest, Andrew and Mattson, Gregory Louis ~ The Pacific War From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima 1941-1945 ~ Staplehurst, Kent: Spellmount Limited, 2001 ~ 9¼" x 12". 256pp, illustrations. Laminated pictorial boards in d/j, As New ~ £28.00

Wildenberg, Thomas ~ Destined for Glory : Dive Bombing, Midway, and the Evolution of Carrier Airpower ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1998 ~ 6" x 9¼". [xvi] + 258pp, illustrations, tables. Grey cloth blocked in black in d/j, As New ~ £30.00

Willmott, H. P. ~ Empires in Balance : Japanese and Allied Pacific Strategies to April 1942 ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1989 [2nd imp.; first published 1982] ~ 6” x 9¼”. [xxiii] + 487pp, maps, illustrations. Tan cloth blocked in black in d/j, Fine ~ £60.00

Willmott, H. P. ~ The Barrier and the Javelin : Japanese and Allied Pacific Strategies to June 1942 ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1989 [2nd imp.; first published 1983] ~ 6” x 9¼”. [xix] + 596pp, maps, illustrations. Grey cloth blocked in black in d/j, Fine ~ £60.00

Willmott, H. P. ~ Battleship ~ London: Cassell, 2002 ~ 6¼" x 9½". 352pp, illustrations. Blue cloth in d/j, As New ~ £40.00

Willmott, H. P. ~ The Second World War in the East ~ London: Cassell and Company, 1999 ~ 8" x 10¾". 224pp, profusely illustrated. Black cloth in d/j, As New ~ £32.00

Willmott, H. P. ~ Grave of a Dozen Schemes : British Naval Planning and the War Against Japan, 1943 - 1945 ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1996 ~ 6" x 9¼". [xviii] + 316pp, maps. Blue boards quarter-bound in red cloth, in d/j, Fine ~ £30.00

Willmott, H. P.  ~ Pearl Harbor ~ London: Bison Books Ltd, 1981 ~ 8¾" x 11½". 64pp, profusely illustrated. Blue cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j, otherwise Very Good ~ £10.00

Willmott, H. P. [with Tohmatsu Haruo and W. Spencer Johnson] ~ Pearl Harbor ~ London: Cassell and Company, 2001 ~ 10" x 10". 208pp, profusely illustrated. Black cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £30.00

Winklareth, Robert ~ The Bismarck Chase : New Light on a Famous Engagement ~ London: Chatham Publishing, 1998 ~ 6¾” x 9½”. 188pp, illustrations, charts. Green cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £30.00

Winslow, W. G. ~ The Ghost That Died at Sunda Strait ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1994 [first published 1984] ~ 6” x 9”. [xx] + 244pp, frontis, illustrations. Softback, As New ~ £12.00

Winslow, W. G. ~ The Fleet the Gods Forgot : The US Asiatic Fleet in World War II ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1994 [first published 1982] ~ 6” x 9”. [xiii] + 327pp, illustrations. Softback, As New ~ £12.00

Winston, Robert A ~ Dive Bomber : Learning to Fly the Navy's Fighting Planes ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, n.d. [c.1990; first published 1939] ~ 5½” x 8”. 191pp, illustrated by Walter I. Dothard. Tan cloth blocked in black, in d/j, Fine ~ £24.00

Winston, Robert A ~ Fighting Squadron ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, n.d. [c.1990; first published 1946] ~ 5½” x 8”. 182pp, illustrations. Blue cloth blocked in white, in d/j, Fine ~ £24.00

Winton, John ~ Ultra in the Pacific : How Breaking Japanese Codes & Ciphers Affected Naval operations Against Japan ~ London: Leo Cooper, 1995 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. (vii) + 247pp, maps as end-papers. Black cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ £32.00

Winton, John ~ Ultra in the Pacific : how breaking Japanese codes & ciphers affected naval operations against Japan ~ London: Leo Cooper, 1993 ~ 6¼" x 9½". 247pp. Black cloth in d/j, NEW ~ £30.00

Winton, John ~ War in the Pacific : Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay ~ London: Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd (and Hutchinson of Australia), 1978 ~ 7½” x 10”. 193pp, map, profusely illustrated. Brown cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ £24.00

Wohlstetter, Roberta ~ Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision ~ Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1974 ~ ¼½¾” x ¼½¾”. [xviii] + 426p ,maps. Grey cloth in a scuffed and chipped d/j, lacks title page otherwise Very Good ~ £24.00

Wood, Walter ~ The Battleship : Being the Story of the Greatest Naval Weapon from the First Ship-of-the-Line to Present Day Leviathans  ~ London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd, 1912 ~ 6½” x 9”. [xxvi] + 309pp, colour frontispiece, illustrations. Pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt, no d/j, small indentations on edge of front boards otherwise Very Good. A bright copy. ~ £100.00

Woodrooffe, Thomas ~ Naval Odyssey ~ London: Jonathan Cape, 1936 [1st ed.] ~ 5½" x 8". 288pp, illustrations, map. Blue cloth gilt, no d/j, spine faded, covers rubbed, bookplate on front free end-paper, edges lightly foxed otherwise Very Good ~ £24.00

Woodward, E. L. ~ Great Britain and the German Navy ~ London: Frank Cass, 1964 [first published 1935] ~ 5½" x 9". 524pp. Red cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped, price-clipped, d/j, edges dusty otherwise Very Good ~ £50.00

Worgan, George B.  ~ Journal of a First Fleet Surgeon  ~ Sydney: The Library Council of New South Wales and the William Dixson Foundation, 1978 ~ 5½” x 8”. [xiii] + 71pp, frontis. Red leatherette gilt, no d/j, Fine ~ £36.00

Wouk, Herman ~ The 'Caine' Mutiny ~ London: Fontana Paperbacks (Collins), 1977 [first published in the UK by Cape, 1951] ~ 4¼” x 7”. 536pp. Paperback, page edges browned otherwise Very Good ~ £4.00

 

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[Air Ministry : Restricted Pamphlet No. 248] ~ The Rise and Fall of the German Air Force (1933 to 1945) ~ Kew, Richmond, Surrey: Public Record Office, 2001 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xix] + 432pp, illustrations. Black cloth blocked in silver in d/j, As New. This is a reprint of the Restricted Air Ministry Pamphlet No. 248, first issued by The Air Ministry (A.C.A.S.[I]) in 1948. The first attempt by the Air Ministry in 1948 to relate the operational history of the German Air Force before and during the Second World War. Written by the men and women who had themselves conducted the intelligence attack against the Germans, it recounts the principal campaigns in full, and traces the problems encountered in the field and in the direction of the war at the highest levels. It is based on reliable documents and statistics either captured during the war or subequently removed from the scattered archives of the Luftwaffe, and as such aims to provide an objective, unbiased and authoritative account. It offers a fascinating perspective on the relationship between Hitler and Goering and uses this background to explain some of the puzzling decisions made in relation to matters in the air and on the ground in the later stages of war. ~ 5988 ~ £16.00

[Ministry of Information] ~ Atlantic Bridge : The Official Account of R.A.F. Transport Command's Ocean Ferry ~ London: HMSO, 1945 ~ 5¾" x 9". 75pp, illustrations, map. Original paper wrappers, slightly dog-eared otherwise Very Good ~ 1623 ~ £4.00

[Prepared for the Air Ministry by the Ministry of Information] ~ Atlantic Bridge : The Official Account of R.A.F. Transport Command's Ocean Ferry ~ London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1945 ~ 5¾" x 9". 75pp, illustrations, map as end-papers. Original wrappers, rubbed and scuffed, otherwise Very Good ~ 3683 ~ £5.00

Anon. ~ Bomber Command : The Air Ministry Account of Bomber Command's Offensive Against the Axis : September, 1939 - July, 1941 ~ London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1941 ~ 7” x 9”. 128pp, illustrations, map. Pictorial wrappers which are scuffed and slightly chipped, previous owner's name inscribed otherwise Very Good ~ 5191 ~ £8.00

Arnold, H. H. ~ Global Mission ~ Blue Ridge Summit, PA: TAB Books (Military Classics Series), 1989 [first published 1949] ~ 6¼” x 9¼”. [xii] + 626pp, illustrations. Blue leatherette, gilt, in d/j, Near Fine. General of the Army, General H. Arnold, the commander of the USAAF in WWII and the architect of US air power was taught to fly by the Wright Brothers. A forthright, unorthodox, lively story of a man who was inextricably linked with the growth of American air power and at crucial times both before and during World War II seemed the focal point of that power. A story of the earliest pioneers of flight, the air lessons of World War I, Billy Mitchell's court martial, the years between the wars and the forging of the Army Air Forces into a mighty military power. ~ 5621 ~ £10.00

Badrocke, Mike and Gunston, Bill ~ Boeing Aircraft Cutaways : The History of Boeing Aircraft Company ~ Botley, Oxford: Osprey Publishing Limited, 1998 ~ 10¼" x 9¼". 150pp, illustrations. Grey cloth in d/j, As New ~ 4264 ~ £12.00

Barker, Ralph ~ Great Mysteries of the Air ~ London: Pan Books, 1978 [first published by Chatto & Windus, 1966] ~ 4¼” x 7”. 223pp, illustrations. Paperback, covers rubbed, page edges browned otherwise Very Good ~ 5417 ~ £2.00

Bates, H. E. [Edited by Bob Ogley] ~ Flying Bombs Over England ~ Brasted Chart, Westerham, Kent: Froglets Publications Ltd, 1994 ~ 8¼” x 10¼”. 160pp, profusely illustrated. Large format Softback, Near Fine ~ 5711 ~ £12.00

Baveystock, Flt Lt Leslie ~ Wavetops At My Wingtips : Flying With RAF Bomber and Coastal Command in World War II ~ Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Limited, 2001 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [viii] + 278pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ 4420 ~ £14.00

Bekker, Cajus ~ The Luftwaffe War Diaries ~ New York: Ballantine Books, 1973 [4th imp. of this edition] ~ 4¼” x 7”. [xxiii] + 580pp, maps, illustrations. Paperback, covers rubbed, page edges browned, otherwise Very Good ~ 5381 ~ £2.00

Bishop, Patrick ~ Bomber Boys : Fighting Back 1940-1945 ~ London: HarperCollins, 2007 ~ 6” x 9½”. [xli] + 429pp, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth blocked in silver in d/j, As New. Following on from his bestselling 'Fighter Boys', in this very different book, Patrick Bishop looks back at the lives, human realities and the extraordinary risks that the painfully young pilots took during the strategic air-offensive against Germany from 1939--1945. In 'Fighter Boys' Patrick Bishop brought to life the pilots who flew Spitfires and Hurricanes in the summer of 1940. In 'Bomber Boys', Bishop tells a different but equally fascinating story. The 125,000 men from all over the world who passed through Bomber Command during the Second World War were engaged in a form of warfare that had never been implemented before and would never be again. Between 1940 and 1945 they flew continuously, stopping only when weather made operations impossible. For much of that time they were the only fighters capable of attacking Germany in its own territory. There was nothing romantic about their struggle. Often barely out of boyhood, they lived on bleak bases, flying at night on long, nerve-racking missions that often ended in death. The odds of surviving were stacked heavily against them.In all, 55,000 were killed, counting for nearly one in ten of all the British and Commonwealth war dead. Despite these sacrifices, the Bomber Boys have remained on the edges of our collective memory and their actions have been the subject of a controversy that continues to the present. ~ 6830 ~ £10.00

Bishop, Patrick ~ Fighter Boys : Saving Britain 1940 ~ London: HarperCollins Publishers, 2003 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xiv] + 434pp, map, illustrations. Green cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ 4433 ~ £15.00

Blake, Major W. T. ~ Flying Round The World ~ London: Heath Cranton Limited, 1923 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 238pp, portrait frontis, b&w plates, map. Green cloth gilt, no d/j, head and tail of spine rubbed, edges foxed and discoloured (heavily inplaces), otherwise Good Plus ~ 3422 ~ £29.00

Bowman, Martin ~ Spirits in the Sky : Classic Aircraft of World War II ~ London: Salamander Books Limited, 1992 ~ 10½" x 11¼". 144pp, profusely illustrated. Grey cloth gilt in a chipped, rubbed, d/j, otherwise Very Good ~ 3522 ~ £9.00

Brown, Squadron-Leader A. J. ~ Ground Staff (A Personal Record) ~ London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1943 ~ 5½” x 8¾”. 183pp. Black cloth blocked in white, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, some staining to edges and end-papers, produced to War Economy Standard otherwise Good ~ 5208 ~ £8.00

Bruce, Lt Cdr Roy and Leonard, Lt Cdr Charles ~ Crommelin's Thunderbirds : Air Group 12 Strikes at the Heart of Japan ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1994 ~ 6" x 9¼". [xvi] + 228pp, illustrations, maps. Red boards quarter-bound in black cloth, in d/j, Fine ~ 495 ~ £25.00

Bungay, Stephen ~ The Most Dangerous Enemy ~ London: Aurum Press, 2000 ~ 6" x 9½". [xiv] + 492pp, illustrations, maps. Grey cloth in d/j, As New ~ 77 ~ £16.00

Chant, Christopher ~ The Zeppelin : The History of German Airships From 1900 to 1937 ~ Newton Abbot: David & Charles and London: Amber Books Ltd, 2000 ~ 9" x 12". 112pp, profusely illustrated. Laminated boards in d/j, As New ~ 4732 ~ £12.00

Charlton, Air-Commodore L. E. O. ~ The Menace of the Clouds ~ London, Edinburgh, Glasgow: William Hodge & Company Limited, 1937 ~ 5½” x 8¾”. [viii] + 295pp. Original grey paper-covered boards, no d/j, end-papers grubby and discoloured, otherwise Very Good. An interesting work on aerial strategy providing great insight into the military thinking of the 1930s ~ 6327 ~ £25.00

Charlton, Air-Commodore L. E. O., Garratt, G. T. and Fletcher, Lieut.-Commdr. R. ~ The Air Defence of Britain ~ London: Penguin, 1938 [A Penguin Special] ~ 4¼" x 7". 224pp. Paperback in a scuffed, chipped and torn d/j, page edges browned otherwise Very Good ~ 4205 ~ £10.00

Connelly, Mark ~ Reaching for the Stars : A New History of Bomber Command in World War II ~ London: I. B. Tauris, 2001 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [vii] + 206pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in d/j, Fine ~ 3404 ~ £16.00

Coombs, L. F. E. ~ The Lion Has Wings : The Race to Prepare the RAF for World War II : 1935-1940 ~ Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1997 ~ 7½" x 10". [x] + 166pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, head of spine bumped otherwise Very Good+ ~ 4138 ~ £10.00

Coster, Graham ~ Corsairville : The Lost Domain of the Flying Boat ~ London: Viking, 2000 ~ 5½" x 8¾". [xi] + 276pp, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth in d/j, As New ~ 1640 ~ £10.00

Cressman, Robert ~ A Magnificent Fight : The Battle for Wake Island ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press,1995 ~ 6” x 9¼”. [xiv] + 324pp, map, illustrations. Blue cloth blocked in silver, in d/j, As New ~ 5709 ~ £14.00

Cressman, Robert J. and Wenger, Michael ~ Steady Nerves and Stout Hearts : The Enterprise [CV6] Air Group and Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941 ~ Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1990 ~ 8½” x 11”. [viii] + 72pp, illustrations. Large format softback, Fine ~ 5844 ~ £10.00

Cumming, Michael ~ The Starkey Sacrifice : The Allied Bombing of Le Portel 1943 ~ Stroud: Sutton Publishing Limited, 1996 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [viii] + 184pp, illustrations. Red cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ 4405 ~ £12.00

Donald, David [General Editor] ~ The Encyclopaedia of Civil Aircraft : Profiles and Specifications for Civil Aircraft from the 1920s to the Present Day ~ London: Aurum Press Ltd, 1999 ~ 9" x 11½". 816pp, profusely illustrated. Laminated boards, no d/j, covers rubbed, otherwise Very Good ~ 4740 ~ £16.00

Doolittle, General James H. and Glines, Carroll ~ I Could Never Be So Lucky Again ~ Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Limited, 1995 ~ 6¼" x 9¼". [xviii] + 574pp, illustrations. Black cloth in d/j, Fine ~ 544 ~ £25.00

Driver, Hugh ~ The Birth of Military Aviation : Britain, 1903 - 1914 ~ London: The Royal Historical Society, 1997 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xii] + 356pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Grey cloth in d/j, As New ~ 500 ~ £30.00

Dunn, Bill Newton ~ Big Wing : The Biography of Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory ~ Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1992 ~ 6" x 9". 200pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, page edges yellowed, otherwise Very Good ~ 4137 ~ £12.00

Ewing, Steve and Lundstrom, John ~ Fateful Rendezvous : The Life of Butch O'Hare ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1997 ~ 6” x 9¼”. [xvi] + 358pp, portrait frontis, maps, illustrations. Blue cloth blocked in green, in d/j, Fine ~ 260 ~ £18.00

Falconer, Jonathan ~ The Bomber Command Handbook 1939-1945 ~ Stroud: Sutton Publishing Limited, 1998 ~ 7¾" x 10½". [viii] + 280pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped d/j, otherwise Very Good ~ 4585 ~ £16.00

Fisher, David E. ~ A Summer Bright and Terrible: Winston Churchill, Lord Dowding, Radar and the Impossible Triumph of the Battle of Britain ~ [No place of publication listed]: Shoemaker and Hoard, 2005 ~ 6” x 9¼”. [xvi] + 287pp, illustrations. Tan and brown boards in d/j, As New. Lord Hugh Dowding, Air Chief Marshall of the Royal Air Force, Head of Fighter Command, First Baron of Bentley Priory, lived in the grip of unseen spirits. In thrall of the supernatural world, he talked to the ghosts of his dead pilots, proclaimed that Hitler was defeated only by the personal intervention of God, and believed in the existence of fairies. How could it be that such a man should be put in charge of evaluating technical developments for the British air ministry? Yet it was he, fighting the inertia of the bureaucrats who ruled the Air Force, who brought the modern multi-gunned fighter into existence. And he insisted that his scientists investigate the mysterious invisible rays that would prove to be the salvation of Britain: radar. Dowding, who provided the organization and training that led to victory, has been all but ignored by U. S. biographers of Churchill and historians of the Battle of Britain. Yet his story is vital, both for its importance to the defense of Britain-indeed the entire free world--and for the intriguing character study that emerges from his ongoing conflict with Churchill and the British government during the crisis years of the empire. ~ 6837 ~ £10.00

Fuller, John G. ~ The Airmen Who Would Not Die ~ London: Book Club Associates, 1980 [first published 1979] ~ 6¼" x 9½". 360pp, illustrations. Black cloth in a scuffed and chipped d/j, otherwise Very Good ~ 4230 ~ £12.00

Gandt, Robert L. ~ China Clipper : The Age of the Great Flying Boats ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press,, 1991 ~ 6” x 9¼”. [xi] + 214pp, frontispiece map, illustrations. Teal boards with black cloth backstrip in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ 5605 ~ £18.00

Gibson, Wing Commander Guy ~ Enemy Coast Ahead - Uncensored : The Real Guy Gibson ~ Manchester: Crecy Publishing Limited, 2003 ~ 6¼" x 9½". 288pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in a d/j, As New ~ 3865 ~ £16.00

Glines, Carrol ~ Four Came Home : the gripping story of the survivors of Jimmy Doolittle's two lost crews ~ Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company Inc., 1995 ~ 7" x 10".[xii] + 171pp, illustrations. Large format Softback, As New ~ 546 ~ £12.00

Glines, Carroll ~ The Doolittle Raid : America's daring first strike against Japan ~ Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Limited, 1991 ~ 6¼" x 9¼". [xii] + 258pp, illustrations. Black cloth in d/j, Fine ~ 545 ~ £18.00

Glines, Carroll V. ~ Attack on Yamamoto ~ New York: Orion Books, 1990 ~ 6¼” x 9¼”. [xii] + 240pp, illustrations. Brown cloth in d/j, Fine ~ 5646 ~ £16.00

Goerner, Fred ~ The Search for Amelia Earhart ~ London: The Bodley Head, 1966 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 286pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a chipped, torn d/j, otherwise Very Good+/G ~ 3472 ~ £8.00

Haddon, Richard; Harvey, Charles and Wolff, E. S. ~ The Modern World Book Of Flying ~ London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd, n.d. [c.1953] ~ 8" x 10¾". 125pp, profusely illustrated. Pictorial boards, no d/j, covers rubbed, corners frayed, otherwise Very Good ~ 3520 ~ £6.00

Hammerton, Sir John [Ed.] ~ The War Illustrated : Complete Record of the Conflict by Land and Sea and in the Air ~ London: The Amalgamated Press Ltd, 1940 [2 vols] ~ 8¼" x 11¼". 640pp, 732pp, maps, profusely illustrated. Bound copies of weekly magazines covering the period 16 September 1939 to 5 July 1940. Blue cloth half-bound in blue leather, no d/js, covers rubbed, pages browned, otherwise Very Good ~ 4827 ~ £20.00

Harris, Marshal of the R.A.F. Sir Arthur ~ Bomber Offensive ~ London: Collins, 1947 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 288pp, maps as end-papers. Grey cloth gilt, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, spine dull, otherwise Very Good ~ 4536 ~ £10.00

Hata, Ikuhiko and Izawa, Yasuho [Translated by Don Cyril Gorham] ~ Japanese Naval Aces and Fighter Units in World War II ~ Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Limited, 1990 [first published by the Naval Institute Press, 1989] ~ 7" x 10¼". [xvi] + 442pp, illustrations, maps as end-papers. Black cloth gilt in a price-clipped d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ 1789 ~ £14.00

Herwig, Dieter and Rode, Heinz ~ Luftwaffe Secret Projects : Strategic Bombers 1935-1945 ~ Leicester: Midland Publishing, 2000 ~ 8½" x 11½". 144pp, profusely illustrated. Grey cloth in d/j, As New ~ 4455 ~ £16.00

Hinchliffe, Peter ~ Schnaufer : Ace of Diamonds : The Biography of Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer, Germany's Top-Scoring Night Fighter of World War II ~ Stroud: Tempus Publishing, 1999 ~ 7½" x 9¾". [xxv] + 307pp, illustrations. Red cloth in d/j, As New ~ 2125 ~ £12.00

Hogg, Ian V. ~ German Secret Weapons of the Second World War : The Missiles, Rockets, Weapons and New Technology of the Third Reich ~ London: Greenhill Books, 1999 ~ 6¼" x 9½". 223pp, illustrations. Blue cloth in d/j, As New ~ 1895 ~ £10.00

Hooton, E. R. ~ Eagle in Flames : The Fall of the Luftwaffe ~ London: Brockhampton Press, 1999 [first published 1997] ~ 6" x 9½". 352pp, illustrations. Laminated boards in d/j, As New ~ 1120 ~ £12.00

Howard, Fred ~ Wilbur and Orville : A Biography of the Wright Brothers ~ London: Robert Hale, 1988 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xi] + 530pp, illustrations. Grey boards in d/j, As New ~ 5519 ~ £18.00

Hyde, H. Montgomery and Nuttall, G. R. Falkiner ~ Air Defence and the Civil Population ~ London: The Cresset Press Limited, 1938 [revised edition; first published 1937] ~ 5" x 7½". 215pp. Red cloth, no d/j, edges foxed, covers rubbed, otherwise Very Good ~ 3206 ~ £12.00

Hynes, Samuel ~ Flights of Passage : Reflections of a World War II Aviator ~ London: Bloomsbury, 1989 [first published 1988] ~ 5” x 7¾”. 270pp. Paperback, page edges browned otherwise Very Good ~ 5858 ~ £3.00

Jarrett, Philip [Ed.] ~ Putnam's History of Aircraft : Pioneer Aircraft : Early Aviation Before 1914 ~ London: Putnam Aeronautical Books, 2002 ~ 8" x 10¾". 255pp, illustrations. Blue cloth in d/j, As New ~ 4229 ~ £25.00

Kaplan, Philip and Currie, Jack ~ Round the Clock : The Experience of the Allied Bomber Crews who flew by Day and Night from England in the Second World War ~ London: Cassell and Company, 1994 ~ 9¾" x 9¾". 234pp, profusely illustrated. Large format Softback, covers rubbed otherwise Very Good ~ 1434 ~ £12.00

Keegan, John [General Editor] ~ Encyclopedia of World War II ~ Adeliade: Rigby Limited, 1977 ~ 9¼” x 12¼”. 256pp, maps, illustrations. Red cloth blocked in black in a scuffed and chipped d/j, otherwise Very Good ~ 5845 ~ £8.00

Kinney, Brig. Gen. John F. ~ Wake Island Pilot : A World War II Memoir ~ Washington and London: Brassey's, 1995 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [x] + 200pp, illustrations, map. Blue boards with red cloth backstrip, in d/j, Fine. The author was engineering officer of the Marine Corps aviation unit on Wake Island at the beginning of the conflict. He was imprisoned by the Japanese, escaped, and later served in the Korean War. ~ 5594 ~ £12.00

Knoke, Heinz ~ I Flew for the Fuhrer : The Story of a German Airman ~ London: Evans Brothers Limited, 1953 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 187pp, portrait frontis, illustrations. Black cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, spine dull, edges lightly foxed otherwise Very Good ~ 1841 ~ £9.00

Lamb, Commander Charles ~ War in a Stringbag ~ London: Arrow Books, 1978 [first published 1977 by Cassell] ~ 4¼” x 7”. 344pp, maps, illustrations. Paperback, covers rubbed, page edges browned, otherwise Good Plus ~ 5391 ~ £3.00

Landau, Rom ~ The Wing : Confessions of an R.A.F. Officer ~ London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1945 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 331pp. Original cloth gilt, no d/j, covers rubbed, spine dull, pages yellowed, otherwise Very Good ~ 4584 ~ £12.00

Lawson, Captain Ted. W. [edited by Robert Considine] ~ Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo ~ London: Hammond, Hammond and Company, 1945 [2nd ed.; first published 1943] ~ 5" x 7½". [viii] + 184pp. Grey cloth, no d/j, covers marked, front free end-paper excised, spine cocked, produced to War Economy Standard, Good ~ 1438 ~ £3.00

Lerche, Hans-Werner ~ Luftwaffe Test Pilot : Flying Captured Allied Aircraft of World War 2 ~ No publication details available [see below] ~ 5½" x 9¼". 143pp, illustrations, tables. This was originally a softback edition which has had the covers and end-papers removed and has been rebound. The title page is missing and other pages stained. Reading copy only. ~ 2103 ~ £2.00

Lindqvist, Sven ~ A History of Bombing ~ London: Granta Books, 2001 ~ 6¼" x 9½". Unpaginated, illustrations. Blue cloth in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ 4590 ~ £12.00

Long, Elgen M. and Marie K. ~ Amelia Earhart  : The Mystery Solved ~ New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999 ~ 6¼" x 9½". 320pp, illustrations, maps. Grey boards in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ 4085 ~ £12.00

Longmate, Norman ~ The Bombers : The RAF Offensive against Germany 1939-1945 ~ London: Hutchinson, 1983 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 416pp, illustrations, maps. Black cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, page edges a little grubby otherwise Very Good ~ 269 ~ £12.00

Marshall, Chester and Thompson, Warren ~ Final Assault on the Rising Sun : Combat Diaries of B-29 Air Crews over Japan ~ Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1995 ~ 7¼" x 10¼". 224pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ 404 ~ £9.00

McEniry, Colonel John Howard ~ A Marine Dive-Bomber Pilot at Guadalcanal ~ Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 1987 ~ 5½" x 8¾". [ix] + 182pp, illustrations. Dark grey cloth blocked in silver, in d/j, Fine ~ 1261 ~ £20.00

Middlebrook, Martin ~ The Berlin Raids : R. A. F. Bomber Command, Winter, 1943-44 ~ London: Viking, 1988 ~ 5½" x 8¾". 407pp, illustrations, maps as end-papers. Blue cloth in d/j, Fine ~ 3139 ~ £14.00

Middlebrook, Martin ~ The Nuremberg Raid : 30-31 March 1944 ~ London: Allen Lane, Penguin Books, 1973 ~ 5¾” x 9”. [xv] + 369pp, maps, illustrations, Blue cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, covers rubbed otherwise Very Good. Author's signed presentation copy. Based on first-hand reports and extensive research within English and German archives, this is an excellent account of the disastrous raid on the night of March 30 1944 when the RAF lost nearly 100 bombers out of the 779 that took part while the target was only slightly damaged. ~ 5566 ~ £20.00

Middleton, Edgar C. ~ The Kingdom of the Air ~ London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd, n.d. [c.1924] ~ 5” x 7½”. [vii] + 252pp, 6 plates. Original grey paper-covered boards, though missing the entire backstrip, edges & end-papers foxed, shaken, scarce but a reading copy only. An early study of aviation during the First World War and the 1920's. Chapters include The Man. The Machine. Across The Channel. Over The Lines. Reconnaissance. Direction of Artillery Fire and Bombing. The Eyes of the Fleet. Aero-Photography. Commercial Aviation. Aerial Trade Routes. Navigation. Aerial Law. Night Flying. The Cross-Atlantic Flight. ~ 6326 ~ £20.00

Miller, David ~ The Cold War : A Military History ~ London: John Murray, 1998 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xx] + 476pp, maps, illustrations. Black cloth blocked in silver, in d/j, Fine ~ 472 ~ £18.00

Murray, Williamson ~ The Luftwaffe, 1933 - 1945 : Strategy for Defeat ~ London: Brasseys, 1996 ~ 6¾” x 9½”. [xxvi] + 365pp, maps, illustrations. Softback, covers rubbed, some very minor damage to corners of pages 335-355, otherwise Very Good ~ 271 ~ £8.00

Nalty, Bernard [Consultant Editor] Pritchard, Russ A. [Technical Adviser] and Hall, Tony [Editor] ~ War in the Pacific : Pearl Harbor Tokyo Bay  ~ London: Book Club Associates by arrangement with Salamander Books, 1991 ~ 10¼” x 13¼”. 304pp, maps, illustrations. Red cloth in a rubbed d/j with one small sealed tear, otherwise Near Fine ~ 5832 ~ £12.00

Neillands, Robin ~ The Bomber War : Arthur Harris and the Allied Bomber Offensive 1939-1945 ~ London: John Murray, 2001 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xiii] + 448pp, illustrations, map. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ 2492 ~ £18.00

Nesbit, Roy Conyers ~ R.A.F. : An Illustrated History From 1918 ~ Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1998 ~ 8¾" x 12". 276pp, profusely illustrated. Blue cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ 4784 ~ £15.00

Nichol, John and Rennell, Tony ~ The Last Escape : The Untold Story of Allied Prisoners of War in Germany 1944-45 ~ London: Viking, 2002 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xxi] + 471pp, illustrations, maps. Black cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ 4223 ~ £15.00

Nicholl, G. W. R. Lieut-Commander ~ The Supermarine Walrus : The Story of a Unique Aircraft ~ London: G. T. Foulis & Co. Ltd, 166 ~ 5½" x 8¾". [xi] + 211pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a torn, tatty d/j, covers rubbed, edge of text block stained, otherwise Good Plus ~ 4133 ~ £18.00

O'Brien, P. J. ~ The Lindberghs : The Story of A Distinguished Family ~ London: John Long Ltd., January 1936 ~ 6” x 9½”. 285pp, portrait frontis, illustrations, publisher’s catalogue. Black cloth gilt, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed with white ink stain on edge of backstrip, edges foxed otherwise Good Plus ~ 5206 ~ £15.00

Overy, Richard ~ The Battle of Britain : The Myth and the Reality ~ New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2001 [1st American edition; first published 2000] ~ 5½" x 8½". [xiv] + 177pp, maps, tables. Cream boards in d/j, As New ~ 4192 ~ £9.00

Parshall, Jonathan and Tully, Anthony Tully ~ Shattered Sword : The Japanese Story of the Battle of Midway ~ Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2006 ~ 7” x 10¼”. [xxvi] + 613pp, maps, illustrations. Blue boards blocked in silver in d/j, As New. The Battle of Midway was one of the most famous battles of World War Two. Now, for the first time since Gordon Prange's bestselling Miracle at Midway, two authors offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Unlike previous accounts, this book makes extensive use of Japanese primary sources which correct previous accounts and assumptions of the battle. This book forces a major, potentially controversial, re-evaluation of the great battle. The authors re-assess the battle in great detail and within the context of the Imperial Navy's doctrine and technology. Midway is the battle which turned the tide of the Pacific war during WWII - and one of the most famous naval battles in history. This is the first time that the Japanese side has been so fully presented and explained through use of Japanese primary sources. This book debunks popular myths about the Battle of Midway, including some concerning its defining moment of the Americans' last-minute dive-bombing attack. ~ 6829 ~ £15.00

Prange, Gordon [with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon] ~ At Dawn We Slept : The Untold Story of Pearl Harbour ~ Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Limited, 1983 [first published 1981] ~ 6¼” x 9¼”. [xvi] + 873pp, Paperback, covers rubbed, page edges yellowed, previous owner's name inscribed otherwise Good ~ 5706 ~ £5.00

Prange, Gordon [with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon] ~ Pearl Harbor : The Verdict of History ~ New York: Penguin Books, 1991 [first published 1986 by McGraw Hill Book Company] ~ 6” x 9¼”. [xxxv] + 699pp, map, illustrations. Paperback, page edges yellowed otherwise Near Fine ~ 5663 ~ £8.00

Prange, Gordon [with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon] ~ God's Samurai : Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor  ~ Washington: Brassey's (US) Inc., 1990 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xvi] + 349pp, illustrations. Grey boards quarter-bound in red cloth, in d/j, Fine ~ 5651 ~ £10.00

Prange, Gordon [with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon] ~ Miracle at Midway ~ New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1982 ~ 6¼” x 9¼”. [xix] + 469pp, maps, illustrations. Red boards quarter-bound in cloth, in a torn, scuffed and chipped d/j, covers rubbed otherwise Very Good ~ 5703 ~ £12.00

Price, Alfred ~ The Last Year of the Luftwaffe : May 1944 to May 1945 ~ London: Arms and Armour, 1994 ~ 6" x 9¼". 191pp, illustrations. Softback, covers rubbed and creased otherwise Very Good ~ 1614 ~ £4.00

Ray, John ~ The Battle of Britain : New Perspectives, behind the scenes of the Great Air War ~ London: Arms and Armour, 1994 ~ 6¼" x 9½". 222pp, map, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ 360 ~ £8.00

Ray, John ~ The Night Blitz, 1940 - 1941 ~ London: Arms and Armour, 1996 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. 288pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ 259 ~ £12.00

Reynolds, Clark G. ~ Admiral John H. Towers : The Struggle for Naval Air Supremacy  ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991 ~ 7¼” x 10¼”. [xi] + 678pp, maps, illustrations. Grey boards quarter-bound in blue cloth, in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ 5650 ~ £20.00

Rich, Doris L. ~ Amelia Earhart : A Biography ~ Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Limited, 1989 ~ 6" x 9¼". 322pp, illustrations. Original cloth in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ 3455 ~ £10.00

Ross, David ~ Richard Hillary : The Definitive Biography of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot and Author of "The Last Enemy" ~ London: Grub Street, 2000 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xiv] + 399pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ 3166 ~ £14.00

Shores, Christopher and Cull, Brian with Izawa, Yasuho ~ Bloody Shambles : Volume One : The Drift to War to the Fall of Singapore : The First Comprehensive Account of Air Operations over South-East Asia December 1941-April 1942 ~ London: Grub Street,  ~ 6¼” x 9½”. 392pp, map, illustrations. Tan cloth gilt in d/j, As New. A comprehensive account of air operations over South East Asia, December 1941 - April 1942. Covers the battles over Malaya, Singapore, Burma, Ceylon, Dutch Indonesia & the Philippines, the destruction of both the USAAF and RAF's bomber force and the gallant struggles of the Allied fighter pilots against the crack Imperial Japanese Army & Naval air forces. ~ 5653 ~ £30.00

Shores, Christopher and Cull, Brian with Izawa, Yasuho ~ Bloody Shambles : Volume Two: The Defence of Sumatra to the Fall of Burma : The First Comprehensive Account of Air Operations over South-East Asia December 1941-May 1942 ~ London: Grub Street, 1993 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. 494pp, illustrations. Tan cloth gilt in d/j, As New. The complete account of air operations over South-East Asia from the defence of Sumatra to the fall of Burma in 1942. Includes the attacks on Broome & Darwin in Australia, the operations over Java & Sumatra, the Philippines & Burma, Rabul & New Guinea. Examines the destruction of the Allied Air Forces by the Imperial Japanese Army & Naval Air units. ~ 5654 ~ £30.00

Spaight, J. M. ~ The Sky's The Limit : A Study of British Air Power ~ London: Hodder & Stoughton, November 1940 [6th imp.; first published August 1940] ~ 4¾" x 7½". 160pp, frontis, illustrations. Cream cloth, no d/j, covers marked and rubbed, edges lightly foxed and dusty otherwise Very Good ~ 2913 ~ £9.00

Stevenson, James ~ The Pentagon Paradox : The Development of the F-18 Hornet ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1993 ~ 6" x 9¼". [xv] + 445pp, illustrations. Black boards quarter-bound in grey cloth, in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ 516 ~ £15.00

Strang, Herbert [Ed.] ~ The Red Book of the War ~ London: Henry Frowde, Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [c.1915] ~ 7" x 9". Unpaginated, colour and b&w plates, illustrations. Original pictorial thick card covers, no d/j, edges of boards rubbed and frayed, corners bumped, old Prize Label on front pastedown otherwise Very Good ~ 6142 ~ £30.00

Taylor, Frederick ~ Dresden : Tuesday 13 February 1945 ~ London: Bloomsbury, 2004 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xxi] + 522pp, illustrations, maps. Black cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, otherwise As New ~ 4958 ~ £14.00

Taylor, P. G. ~ Pacific Flight : The Story of the Lady Southern Cross ~ London: John Hamilton Ltd, n.d. [c.1936] ~ 5½" x 8¾". [xiv] + 264pp, illustrations. Blue cloth in tatty, torn but basically intact water-stained d/j which has stuck to the cover in places, edges lightly foxed otherwise Very Good/Fair ~ 1461 ~ £30.00

Terraine, John ~ The Right of the Line The Royal Air Force in the European War 1939-1945 ~ London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1985 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xix] + 841pp, maps, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, edges lightly foxed otherwise Very Good. "The story of the RAF's achievements in the second European War, from its birth as a modern air force in the mid 1930s to its triumphant finish w ith over 9,000 aircraft and over one million officers and men. Terraine takes in the humble beginnings, the struggle for survival at sea, the Desert Air Force and the evolution of Tactical Air Forces, the defeat of the U-boats and the mighty climax of Operation Overlord. Using material not hitherto available and with access to sources previously restricted, John Terraine reassesses the role of the Royal Air Force in its second war; its famous personalities - Dowding and Bader, Portal, Tedder, Coningham and Harris. He studies the aircraft which were at the centre of the action, their development, production and performance - and their enemies. But above all he offers a new view of the Royal Air Force itself against the huge canvas of world war." ~ 4768 ~ £18.00

Thomas, Gerald W. ~ Torpedo Squadron Four : A Cockpit View of World War II ~ Las Cruces, NM: The Rio Grande Historical Collections (New Mexico State University), 1991 [2nd impression, with corrections; first published July 1990] ~ 8¼” x 11”. [xii] + 249pp, illustrations. Large format softback, covers rubbed otherwise Near Fine. Signed by the author. ~ 5820 ~ £20.00

Tillman, Barrett ~ The Dauntless Dive Bomber of World War Two ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1986 [5th imp.; first published 1976] ~ 6” x 9¼”. [xi] + 232pp, illustrations, maps as end-papers. Blue cloth blocked in silver, in d/j, Fine. Despite being considered obsolete at the time of Pearl Harbor the American Dauntless dive bomber served throughout the Pacific War and was responsible for stopping the Japanese navy at the Coral Sea and Midway. ~ 5589 ~ £14.00

Tillman, Barrett ~ Hellcat : The F6F in World War II ~ Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1988 [first published 1979] ~ 6¼” x 9¼”. [xiii] + 265pp, illustrations, maps as end-papers. Blue cloth blocked in silver, in d/j, Fine ~ 5603 ~ £14.00

Tobin, James ~ First to Fly : The Unlikely Triumph of Wilbur and Orville Wright ~ London: John Murray, 2003 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [vii] + 430pp, illustrations. Grey cloth gilt in d/j, fine ~ 4256 ~ £16.00

Vander Meulen, Jacob ~ Building the B-29 ~ Washington and London: Smithsonian Institute Press, 1995 ~ 9" x 7¾". 104pp, illustrations. Blue cloth in a rubbed d/j with a small piece missing from the top of the rear flap, top corners bumped otherwise Very Good ~ 2023 ~ £14.00

Various ~ The Gatefold Book of World War II Warplanes ~ London: Grange Books plc, 1996 ~ 9¾" x 12". Unpaginated, spiral bound with pictorial boards and 36 pull-out colour gatefold illustrations. No d/j, covers rubbed, otherwise Very Good+ ~ 3521 ~ £5.00

Walmsley, Nick Le Neve ~ R101 : A Pictorial History ~ Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2000 ~ 7¾" x 10¾". [x] + 142pp, profusely illustrated. Black cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ 2827 ~ £12.00

Weingarten, Arthur ~ The Sky is Falling ~ London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1978 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xiii] + 260pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in a scuffed and chipped, price-clipped, d/j, covers rubbed, top edge dusty otherwise Very Good ~ 5296 ~ £12.00

Weintraub, Stanley ~ Long Day's Journey into War: December 7, 1941  ~ New York: Truman Talley Books-Dutton, 1991 ~ 6¼” x 9¼”. [xiii] + 706pp, maps, illustrations. Grey boards quarter-bound in black cloth, in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ 5662 ~ £12.00

Wellum, Geoffrey ~ First Light : The True Story of the Boy Who Became a Man in the War-torn Skies above Britain ~ London: Viking, 2002 ~ 5½" x 8¾". [xiv] + 338pp, illustrations. Red cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ 4140 ~ £10.00

Whitehouse, Arch ~ Epics and Legends of the First World War ~ London: Frederick Muller Limited, 1964 ~ 5½" x 8". [xv] + 352pp, illustrations. Blue cloth gilt in a chipped, creased d/j, edges dusty, otherwise Very Good/Fair ~ 3658 ~ £10.00

Wildenberg, Thomas ~ Destined for Glory : Dive Bombing, Midway, and the Evolution of Carrier Airpower ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1998 ~ 6" x 9¼". [xvi] + 258pp, illustrations, tables. Grey cloth blocked in black in d/j, As New ~ 433 ~ £15.00

Winston, Robert A ~ Dive Bomber : Learning to Fly the Navy's Fighting Planes ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, n.d. [c.1990; first published 1939] ~ 5½” x 8”. 191pp, illustrated by Walter I. Dothard. Tan cloth blocked in black, in d/j, Fine ~ 5796 ~ £12.00

Winston, Robert A ~ Fighting Squadron ~ Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, n.d. [c.1990; first published 1946] ~ 5½” x 8”. 182pp, illustrations. Blue cloth blocked in white, in d/j, Fine ~ 5797 ~ £12.00

Winton, John ~ War in the Pacific : Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay ~ London: Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd (and Hutchinson of Australia), 1978 ~ 7½” x 10”. 193pp, map, profusely illustrated. Brown cloth gilt in a rubbed d/j, otherwise Near Fine ~ 5303 ~ £12.00

Woodward, Jack R. ~ Three Times Lucky ~ Brisbane: Boolarong Publications, 1991 ~ 6" x 9½". [vi] + 230pp, illustrations. Pale blue cloth in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, gift inscription on front end-paper, otherwise Very Good. Signed by the author. ~ 4141 ~ £20.00

Zimmerman, David ~ Britain's Shield : RADAR and the Defeat of the Luftwaffe ~ Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2001 ~ 6¼" x 9½". [xiii] + 258pp, illustrations. Black cloth gilt in d/j, As New ~ 4479 ~ £18.00

Zuckerman, Solly [Professor Lord Zuckerman] ~ From Apes to Warlords 1904-46 ~ London: Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1978 ~ 6¼” x 9½”. [xv] + 447pp, maps, illustrations. Brown cloth gilt in a scuffed and rubbed d/j, ex-Library, front free end-paper excised, large "withdrawn" stamp on title page, shaken, otherwise Good ~ 5299 ~ £5.00

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