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London: Ian Allan Parts 5 - 8 of the series - 4 volumes in total - 7 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Part 5: Miscellaneous vessels engaged in harbour, towing and salvage vessels duties - 71 pp, 1962. Contents: Abbreviations; Amenities ships; Auxiliary netlayers; Base and accommodation ships; Boom defence vessels; Boom carriers; Coastal salvage vessels; Convoy rescue ships;… 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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PROUDLY SHE MARCHED: TRAINING CANADA'S WORLD WAR II WOMEN IN WATERLOO COUNTY. VOLUME 2: WOMEN'S ROYAL CANADIAN NAVAL SERVICE.

by Kallin, Anne. With Joan Smeaton. Introduction By Sonja Bata.

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2007
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9780978142711
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Waterloo, Ontario: Canadian Federation of University Women , 2007. 160 pp, 11 1/4" H. **Volume 2 only.** Many b&w photographs. "It was a time of intense patriotism: in the daily newspapers, war bulletins and casualty reports appeared beside newspaper advertisements urging Canada's women to join the Navy and release a man for service afloat. During the Second… Read more
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THE GRIM REAPERS.

by Johnston, Stanley.

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1943
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Philadelphia: Blakiston, 1943. 224 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w map endpapers, photographs. Stanley Johnston "adds another vivid chapter to his reporting of the war in the Pacific - from the Coral Sea through our victories up to the present. Here we see the war from the cockpits of Fighter Squadron VF-10, graphically nicknamed the Grim Reapers, who were attached… Read more
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THE HARBOUR CALLED MULBERRY. THE STORY OF THE HARBOUR THAT SAILED TO FRANCE ON JUNE 6, 1944, DRAMATISED FOR RADIO.

by McGivern, Cecil.

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1945
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London: Pendulum, 1945. (44) pp, 7 1/4" H. Wraparound photographic covers, b&w photographs. Mulberry Harbours were portable, temporary harbours built in Britain and floated to France for the Normandy Invasion. This is the illustrated script of a radio play produced "with the co-operation of the Admiralty, the War Office, the Ministry of Supply, the Ministry of Labour,… Read more
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ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 45. LE DEBARQUEMENT A ANZIO, 1944: OPERATION SHINGLE.

by Buffetaut, Yves.

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2000
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Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2000. 81 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, colour illustrations (tanks, aircraft, trucks, landing craft, etc.). Chapter headings: Anzio, un Debordement par la Mer; 22 Janvier 1944: le Debarquement a Anzio; Les Debuts de l'Enlisement Allie; Les Contre-Offensives; Allemandes; Le Front Allie Resiste a Anzio. Interior - clean and… Read more
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MODELING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: VICTORY! - A 50th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE. FINESCALE MODELER. 1996.

by Hayden, Bob, editor. Aurelio Gimeno Ruiz, Dan Tisoncik, Doug Gifford, Jim Zeske, Jim Kloek, Joe Morgan, Ken Hart, Bob Steinbrunn, George F. Wright, Robert D. Archer, Pat Covert, Tom Graham.

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1996
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Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach, 1996. 98 pp, 10 3/4" H. Magazine format. Color and b&w photographs. Contents: Seelowe - France 1940; Building a Radschlepper Ost; Modeling a B-25 in 1/48 scale; Sandbagging a 1/35 scale Sherman; John Johnsey's USS Enterprise; Kittyhawks: Massimo Barbieri's desert fighter; USS Pennsylvania - 1945; Modeling a Marine Corps M2A4; Building U.S. Navy submarines;… Read more
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MODELING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: VICTORY! - A 50th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE. FINESCALE MODELER. 1996.

by Hayden, Bob, editor. Aurelio Gimeno Ruiz, Dan Tisoncik, Doug Gifford, Jim Zeske, Jim Kloek, Joe Morgan, Ken Hart, Bob Steinbrunn, George F. Wright, Robert D. Archer, Pat Covert, Tom Graham.

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1996
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Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach, 1996. 98 pp, 10 3/4" H. Magazine format. Color and b&w photographs. Contents: Seelowe - France 1940; Building a Radschlepper Ost; Modeling a B-25 in 1/48 scale; Sandbagging a 1/35 scale Sherman; John Johnsey's USS Enterprise; Kittyhawks: Massimo Barbieri's desert fighter; USS Pennsylvania - 1945; Modeling a Marine Corps M2A4; Building U.S. Navy submarines;… Read more
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JOHN WORSLEY'S WAR. AN OFFICIAL WAR ARTIST IN WORLD WAR II.

by Worsley, John and Giggal, Kenneth.

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1993
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9781853102578
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Shrewsbury: Air Life, 1993. 116 pp, small 4to (10 7/16" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour reproductions of the author/artist's work. "John Worsley was one of the very few active service artists of the Second World War, and in this book he recalls his experiences both in active sea warfare and later as a prisoner of war. At… 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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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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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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OPERATIONS MOST SECRET. SOE: THE MALAYAN THEATRE. REVISED AND UPDATED.

by Trenowden, Ian. Foreword by Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

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1994
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Revised and updated edition.
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9780947554439
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Crecy, 1994. 231 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs and maps. "(W)orking closely with the wartime commander of Force 136, Group B, (the author) has built up a surprisingly complete picture of (SOE operations in the Malayan theatre, 1942-45) and traces the evolution of the local SOE headquarters from a single desk in London's Baker Street to the… 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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U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA: GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS.

by Hadley, Michael L.

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Published
1985
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9780773505841
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Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1985. 360 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. German submarines penetrated Canadian waters during the Second World War to within 172 miles of Quebec City. They sank ships, landed spies, laid mines, built an automated weather station, undertook forays to rescue escaped German POW's, and forced the Canadian government to close the St. Lawrence… Read more
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JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.

by Connell, G.G.

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1995
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9780947554552
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Crecy, 1995. 236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes… Read more
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THE U-BOAT HUNTERS: THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY AND THE OFFENSIVE AGAINST GERMANY'S SUBMARINES.

by Milner, Marc.

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1994
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9780802005885
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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994. 326 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(B)egins with a thorough re-evaluation of the RCN's role in the decisive Allied Atlantic victory over the U-boats in 1943. It presents some startling new conclusions about why the Canadians were marginalized in this the greatest of all anti-submarine offensives. Most… 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 HUNTING SUBMARINE: THE FIGHTING LIFE OF HMS TALLY-HO.

by Trenowden, Ian.

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1994
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9780947554392
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Crecy, 1994. 224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps/track charts. "HMS Tally-Ho, captained by Commander L.W.A. Bennington, was a T-class submarine which achieved spectacular success in the Second World War. Her name was chosen for her by Winston Churchill and it proved a very suitable one for a hunting submarine. In a single… Read more
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50 NORTH: AN ATLANTIC BATTLEGROUND. (CANADA'S ATLANTIC BATTLEGROUND.)

by Easton, Alan. Foreword by Rear-Admiral K.L. Dyer.

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1963
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Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1963. 287 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Archie Whelan / This describes a very different / environment in which you / & I worked together, but I / hope you'll like reading about it. / Your old friend / Alan Easton. / March 1963." B&w illustrations. "In this exciting… Read more
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