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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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THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.

by Perkins, J. David.

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2000
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First Edition
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9781551250311
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St Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell, 2000. 208 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, diagrams. "The Canadian Navy acquired its first submarines on the day the First World War was declared. As well, Canadian officers served in all theatres of war aboard British submarines, continuing into the Second World War. During WWII and the… 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 CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.

by Perkins, J. David.

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2000
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9781551250311
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St Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell, 2000. 208 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, diagrams. "The Canadian Navy acquired its first submarines on the day the First World War was declared. As well, Canadian officers served in all theatres of war aboard British submarines, continuing into the Second World War. During WWII and the… Read more
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MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

by Kemp, Paul.

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2003
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9781840675214
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London: Caxton, 2003. 125 pp, 4to (11 9/16" H). B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams - folded plans in pocket at rear. "The history of midget submarines, submersibles and human torpedoes is one of the most fascinating areas of naval warfare in the Second World War. Originating with the Italian 'Mignatta' human torpedo of the First World War, designed… Read more
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SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.

by Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)

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Published
1989
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9780870215797
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Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1989. 396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime… Read more
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SALVO! CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS.

by Edwards, Bernard.

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1999
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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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Published
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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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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THROUGH A CANADIAN PERISCOPE: THE STORY OF THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE.

by Ferguson, Julie H.

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Published
1995
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First Edition
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9781550022179
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Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1995. 364 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photos, maps. "(O)ffers a colourful and thoroughly researched account of Canada's silent service, from its unexpected inauguration in British Columbia on the first day of the Great War to its uncertain future today. After describing the activities of the submarine service during and after World… Read more
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WE HOPE TO GET WORD TOMORROW. THE LETTERS OF JAMES LOUIS ('J.L.') GARVIN, HIS WIFE CHRISTINA AND THEIR SON ROLAND GERARD ('GED') 1914-1916.

by Pottle, Mark and Ledingham, John G.G., editors. Foreword by Hew Strachan. (Garvin).

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2009
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First Edition
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9781848325456
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London: Frontline, 2009. 280 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w photographs, maps. "This fascinating collection of letters traces the exchanges between a young subaltern on the Western Front, Gerard 'Ged' Garvin, and his mother and father at home in London. Correspondence was eagerly awaited by all: Ged savoured letters home like 'Jim Hawkins trickling the doubloons through his… Read more
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THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO SHIPWRECKS OF THE NORTH EAST COAST. VOLUME ONE (1740-1917).

by Young, Ron.

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Published
2000
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Very Good+
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First Edition
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9780752417493
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Stroud, Gloucestershire: Tempus, 2000. 224 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, silhouettes, maps. "Sailors and adventurers have always known that every voyage at sea, whether short or long, is fraught with danger. Violent storms can wreck the most sturdy of ships or they can be attacked by pirates, enemy fire or be blown up by a… Read more
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BOOTH LINE.

by Heaton, P.M.

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Published
1987
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9780950771489
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Pontypool, Gwent: P. M. Heaton, 1987. 84 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Many b&w photographs, map endpapers. "The Booth Line is one of Liverpool's smaller but nonetheless well known Liner shipping companies. They have been involved in the North Brazil and Amazon River trade for over 120 years, and at one time were probably the major industrial… Read more
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ACROSS FAR DISTANT HORIZONS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A CANADIAN MASTER MARINER.

by Heal, S.C.

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Published
1995
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9781895590135
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Vancouver: Cordillera Publishing, 1995. 311 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, drawings. "This book is based on the unpublished and private memoirs of Captain Trevor Whitla Bridges, late of the Canadian and British Merchant navies, and also of the British Royal Navy Reserve and the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve, in which he held the rank of… Read more
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COURAGE AT SEA. VOLUME III - CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE.

by Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy, CMM.

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Published
1995
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Near Fine
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9780075516408
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Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1995. 191 pp, large 8vo 9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. Contents: The Indian Mutiny; The Royal Canadian Navy in World War I; The RCN Against Germany (includes: The Newfoundland Escort Force; Paukenschlag; The Mid-Atlantic; Mediterranean Duty; Battling the U-Boats; Battles in the Bay (Biscay); Policing the Pipeline to Invasion; Titanic Test for the Tribals;… 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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ROYAL NAVY BATTLESHIPS 1895-1946.

by Blundell, W.D.G.

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1973
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London: Almark, 1973. 96 pp, 8 7/16" H. "A detailed reference book covering the final 50 years of battleship development in the Royal Navy, and both World War periods; with 30 line drawings, over 80 fine pictures, four colour pages and comprehensive text." Contents: Introduction; Historical Development; Index to Ships, and Class List; Ships, Class by Class; Appendices:… Read more
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MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

by Kemp, Paul.

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2003
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9781840675214
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London: Caxton, 2003. 125 pp, 4to (11 9/16" H). B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams - folded plans in pocket at rear. "The history of midget submarines, submersibles and human torpedoes is one of the most fascinating areas of naval warfare in the Second World War. Originating with the Italian 'Mignatta' human torpedo of the First World War, designed… Read more
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