One of Our Submarines by Edward Young, Commander, DSO.

Recommended

 

Fascinating. A close, well-illustrated study of HM Submarine 'Storm' and others of her type by her commander.

There is a full description of her building and design, of her missions during WWII by her Commander described by his superior, the Commander-in Chief, Home Fleet, as "one of our greatest submarine captains".

Partly autobiographical , but giving enormous technical detail, not quite enough to operate a sub., but enough to grip the reader.

 

Hard cover no dust jacket

320 pp. over 20 photos plus maps and diagrams

$10.00

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Britains Merchant Navy ed. Archibald Hurd

Mainly but not entirely about the bravery of the men and the fate of so many fine ships of the merchant marine during WWII.  

Many photos and illustrations plus  40 superb sectioned explanatory drawings.

A fascinating piece of history yet not dated: the times described seem like only yesterday.

256 pp. index. Good condition cloth bound

$15.00

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Fighting Ships of the World. pub. Phoebus 1980

352 pp. over 500 illustrations all B&W.

Looks at a world wide variety of ships individually rather than by country

Fine condition. 

$10.00

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Cruisers of World War II by MJ Whiteley

Country by country, class by class photo and detailed histories of each type.

290 pp. over 500 photos all B&W

Very Fine condition

$15.00

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The Man of War by MacIntyre and Bathe

272 pp. over 300 illustrations paintings photos drawings plans some in colour

Very good condition except for tear in dustcover spine

Covers warships from the Viking ships to nuclear subs

 

$10.00

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The Silent Service by TM Jones and Ion Idriess pub. 1944

The exploits of the RAN and RNZN in wartime . Fascinating personal stories told by a Torpedo Man at one time aboard HMAS Australia. There are many many more events related by fellow sailors. 

336 pp. Hard cloth bound. Fair condition.

as good a read as any novel!

$5.00

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Jane's American Fighting Ships of the Twentieth Century

320 pp. over 1000 illustrations all B&W.

Includes US Coastguard

Fine condition. with some slight tearing of dust cover corner rear

$25.00

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Battleship Cruiser Destroyer by G. Haines and Cdr. Coward RN

362 pp. over 800 Illustrations some maps all B&W

Very Fine condition

pub. 1994  combines reprint of three Ian Allan volumes 1987

$15.00

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Cruisers Australian Seapower magazine profile no. 4. free shipping

A pictorial study of this class of Australian Navy vessels, 

80 pp. over 100 illustrations B&W . Fleet lists Aust and NZ

Soft cover Good condition

$7.00

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The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal by Robert F Ballard with Rick Archbold

Robert Ballard is famous for developing a deep water submarine to discover and explore the wreck of the Titanic.

In this book he uses the sub. to locate and study the wrecks of battleships sunk during the fierce WWII  battle against the Imperial Japanese navy for the crucial island of Guadalcanal off the Philippines. Accompanying the search are surviving sailors from some of the  sunken ships.  Included is HMAS Canberra.

The story of the  sea and land battle, and its historical significance,  is given in detail.

 

Hardback 228 pages 100s of photos colour and historic B&W

Fine condition with a dent and small tear in the top RHS of dust cover

333

$29.00

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Great Sea Battles by Oliver Warner

Could be a coffee table book but definitely is not. 

From Lepanto, to the Armada to Midway in 1942 the causes and progress of each encounter are studied with accompanying detail on vessels, armaments and personnel. Many tables and diagrams.

Deeply researched fully illustrated mainly by artists' paintings and drawings, and from late 19th century by photos all B&W

302 pages. Hard cover Book condition very good. dust cover poor, torn and creased in places at rear

 

$15.00

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Battles of the Nineteenth Century

Military Land Battles.

A collection of all 3 volumes of this very unusual series.         Each book approx 750 pages in length

Each includes approx 100 illustrations mostly etchings and drawings all B&W,  with full page frontispiece   A military historian's  delight.

Hard cover beautifully patterned and gold=embossed. All are in Fair to Good condition with some scuffing and occasional loosening of binding. No damage.            Weighty tomes each about 1.5 kg.

Offered as a full set at this special price

 

$30.00

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Make Another Signal by Jack Broome

A history not of signals themselves but of the really significant ones made in times of crisis and the events involved

252  pp. some photos B&W many drawings

soft cover fair cond.

$10.00

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Australian and New Zealand Warships, 1914 - 1945 by Ross Gillett

An impressive compilation of the detail of the vessels themselves, their building their war experiences and a photo of each type of ship and each ship where possible. Everything is here from battleships to tenders, tugs to dinghies.

An absorbing read to dip into.

345 pp. over 300 photos all B&W

Very good condition apart from some 'stickiness' on some pages due to their glossiness.

$10.00

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