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THE DARDANELLES DISASTER: WINSTON CHURCHILL'S GREATEST FAILURE.

by van der Vat, Dan.

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2009
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9781590202234
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London / New York: Duckworth Overlook, 2009. 226 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The British Navy's failled attempt to capture Constantinople and secure a sea route to Russia in 1915 marked a turning point of World War I. (The author) argues that the disaster at the Dardanelles not only prolonged the war for two years and brought Britain… Read more
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JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1919. A REPRINT OF THE 1919 EDITION OF FIGHTING SHIPS.

by Parkes, O., Surgeon-Lieut. and Predergast, Maurice, editors.

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1969
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New York: Arco, 1969. Facsimile reprint of the 1919 edition, with 161 pp of contemporary advertising (with b&w illustrations), followed by 634 pp of text/b&w illustrations. "Here we see how the world's navies emerged at the end of the 1914-18 holocaust. As the preface states, the labor incurred in the preparation of this edition was exceptionally heavy, the editors… Read more
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THE ARMED YACHTS OF CANADA.

by McKee, Fraser M. Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy.

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Published
1983
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First Edition
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9780919822559
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Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1983. 172 pp, 4to, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "For R__ S_____, also a Naval / compatriot, and with a great / interest in the Navy League, with / the author's compliments, / Fraser McKee / CDR". B&w photographs, reproductions, colour title page. "(T)he story of the 21 ornate luxury… Read more
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SALVO! CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS.

by Edwards, Bernard.

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1999
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Fine
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9781860199592
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London: Brockhampton, 1999. 192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(T)he theme of this new study (is) the hard-fought ship-to-ship battles where the gun was all-important, and where salvo after salvo were fired by the protagonists at all ranges from maximum elevation and distance to virtual open sights point-blank actions. (The author) skilfully sets… Read more
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THE HALIFAX DISASTER, DECEMBER 6, 1917.

by Robinson, Ernest Fraser/

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1997
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St Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell, 1997. 64 pp, 7 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "It was a typical winter morning in Halifax. Ships of war passing in the Narrows, kids going to school, stores opening up, trains pulling in along the waterfront. Then suddenly BOOM! There's a tremendous explosion! In a terrific blast of fire… Read more
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NAVAL BATTLES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

by Bennett, Geoffrey. Preface by Rodney M. Bennett.

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2001
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9780141390871
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London: Penguin, 2001. 310 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "With the call to action stations of August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson. Geoffrey Bennett's classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all the principal naval engagements - battles… Read more
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THE WORLD'S GREAT BATTLESHIPS: FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT.

by Jackson, Robert.

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2000
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9781897884607
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London: Brown, 2000. 144 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, reproductions, profiles, cutaways. "Beginning with the age of sail and the Battle of Trafalgar, the book describes the development of the first primitive ironclads with traversing turrets, the battles of the American Civil War, and the heyday of the battleship in the decades before… Read more
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101 GREAT WARSHIPS: LEGENDARY WARSHIPS FROM WWI TO THE PRESENT.

by Jackson, Robert.

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2008
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9781905704729
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London: Amber, 2008. 112 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs, profiles. "In World War I, the battleship still ruled the seas, but the launch of HMS Furious, the first aircraft carrier, and the activities of the German U-boat fleet showed how sea warfare would change. From early vessels such as the Dreadnought and Invincible, through… Read more
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BATTLE AT SEA: FROM MAN-OF-WAR TO SUBMARINE.

by Keegan, John.

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Published
1993
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9780712659918
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London: Pimlico, 1993. 292 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "In 'Battle at Sea (previously 'The Price of Admiralty') John Keegan applies to maritime warfare the technique that he put to such brilliant effect in his classic of war on land, 'The Face of Battle'. He concentrates on four key conflicts: Trafalgar, Jutland, Midway and the… Read more
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THE WORLD WAR ONE SOURCE BOOK.

by Haythornthwaite, Philip J.

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Published
1994
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Reprint.
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9781854091024
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London: Arms and Armour, 1994. 412 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H). "(P)rovides a unique, single-volume reference source on the armies, battles, weapons and leaders of the first of the great wars that shook Europe and the World during the twentieth-century. (It) presents in encyclopedic detail a wide range of information, facilitating rapid access to the essential facts and… Read more
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SALVO! CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS.

by Edwards, Bernard.

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1999
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Fine
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9781860199592
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London: Brockhampton, 1999. 192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(T)he theme of this new study (is) the hard-fought ship-to-ship battles where the gun was all-important, and where salvo after salvo were fired by the protagonists at all ranges from maximum elevation and distance to virtual open sights point-blank actions. (The author) skilfully sets… Read more
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THE GREAT WAR AT SEA: A HISTORY OF NAVAL ACTION 1914-18.

by Hoehling, A.A.

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Published
1965
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London: Arthur Barker, 1965. 336 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Written with crisp authority, in a tense, documentary style (this book) presents an unforgettable picture of the battles, the ships, and the fighting men whose blood reddened the seven seas through more than four flaming years of the Great War. (It) ranges over all the… Read more
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THE KILLING TIME: THE U-BOAT WAR 1914-18.

by Gray, Edwyn A.

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Published
1972
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Book Club Edition
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1972. 241 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w plates. "The explosion which followed Kapitanleutnant Schweiger's curt order to fire on the afternoon of 7 May 1915 far exceeded even his most fervid imaginings. For the torpedo which streaked away from U 20 in response to his command sent to the bottom of the sea… Read more
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THE GREAT WAR AT SEA, 1914-1918.

by Hough, Richard.

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Published
1983
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First Edition
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9780192158710
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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983. 353 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(The author) describes the years leading up to 1914, the Kaiser's burning resentment of Britain's unchallenged supremacy at sea, and the headlong race to war, accelerated by the construction of the 'Dreadnought', the biggest, fastest, and most heavily gunned battleship in the world.… Read more
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FORMER NAVAL PERSON: CHURCHILL AND THE WARS AT SEA.

by Hough, Richard. (Winston Churchill.)

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Published
1987
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9780297790181
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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987. 244 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w photographs. "(C)oncerned with the whole of Churchill's stormy association with the navy, and latterly with his remarkable relationship with Franklin D. Roosevelt, which resulted in their momentous achievements during the Second World War. Richard Hough has had access to the immense riches of the Franklin D.… Read more
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NAVAL BATTLES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

by Bennett, Geoffrey. Preface by Rodney M. Bennett.

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2001
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9780141390871
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London: Penguin, 2001. 310 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "With the call to action stations of August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson. Geoffrey Bennett's classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all the principal naval engagements - battles… Read more
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CANADA'S SUBMARINERS, 1914-1923.

by Perkins, Dave. Foreword by Vice-Admiral James C. Wood.

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Published
1989
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Very Good+
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First Edition
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9781550460148
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Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills, 1989. 226 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w photographs, pictorial endpapers showing submarine technical drawings. "The Royal Canadian Navy was only four years old when it found itself engaged in World War One and the reluctant owner of two submarines. How these were acquired, manned and sent out on patrol provides the opening for this… Read more
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THE HALIFAX DISASTER, DECEMBER 6, 1917.

by Robinson, Ernest Fraser/

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1997
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9781551250076
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St Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell, 1997. 64 pp, 7 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "It was a typical winter morning in Halifax. Ships of war passing in the Narrows, kids going to school, stores opening up, trains pulling in along the waterfront. Then suddenly BOOM! There's a tremendous explosion! In a terrific blast of fire… Read more
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SILENT MARAUDERS. BRITISH SUBMARINES IN THE TWO WORLD WARS.

by Cook, Graeme.

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Published
1976
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First Edition
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9780246107848
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London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1976. 159 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Until the German U-21 sank the British light cruiser 'Pathfinder' in the early days of the First World War, British submarines had been used only as forward scouts on naval missions. But from that day 'attack' was the watchword of the submariner - and attack they did throughout the… Read more
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MASTERS OF BATTLE: SELECTED GREAT WARRIOR CLASSES.

by Wilcox, John.

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1997
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9781854094544
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London: Arms & Armour, 1997. 224 pp, large 8vo(9 1/4" H). B&w plates, map. "With an eye for pertinent detail but a determination to enthuse as well as to inform, this book will stimulate the reader to evaluate afresh the role of the specialist warrior in history. He will develop a keener knowledge of the cited examples and find… Read more
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