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Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle, Adkins, Roy A.
1 Adkins, Roy A. Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle
UK. Little, Brown & Company 2004 0316725110 / 9780316725118 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
In this book the author embraces the battle, its prelude and its aftermath, in narrative that is at once scholarly and breathtakingly exciting. This was the great deciding conflict of the Napoleonic Wars - one that Roy Atkins describes, with use of many newly published first -hand accounts, in mesmerising , blow-by-blow detail. PLEASE NOTE: Economy shipping ( 2nd class) to World zones 1 and 2 is by sea and will take between 60 and 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
The Pacific : Hell was an Ocean away, Ambrose, Hugh
2 Ambrose, Hugh The Pacific : Hell was an Ocean away
UK. Canongate Books Ltd 2010 184767822X / 9781847678225 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
These are the true stories of the men who put their lives on the line for their country, who were dispatched to the other side of the world to fight an enemy who preferred suicide to surrender. men who suffered hardship and humiliation in POW camps; men who witnessed casualties among soldiers and civilians alike; men whose medals came at a shocking price - a price paid in full by all. There is some light spotting to the text block edge. Please note; standard shipping (2nd class) to world zones 1 and 2 is by sea, and will take between 60 and 90 days . 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Hitler's U-boat War the Hunters 1939 - 1942, Blair Clay
3 Blair Clay Hitler's U-boat War the Hunters 1939 - 1942
London Cassell & Co 2000 0304352608 / 9780304352609 Reprint Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 
This is the definitive account of the German submarine war against the allies - the Battle of the Atlantic - an epic sea story and the most arduous and prolonged navel battle in all history .This volume covers the period of the Atlantic when the German U-Boats were in the ascendant.This book does have some creasing to the corner of the cover. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
Nelson's Favourite : HMS Agamemnon at War 1781 - 1809, Deane, Anthony
4 Deane, Anthony Nelson's Favourite : HMS Agamemnon at War 1781 - 1809
UK Chatham Publishing 1996 1861760019 / 9781861760012 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
This compelling narrative recounts the 28-year career of HMS Agamemnon, a 64-gun ship of the line which became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy, commanded between 1793 and 1796 by Nelson, who always referred to her as his favorite ship. This fascinating account of her career highlightss all the significant events of the period and portrays the authentic world of the Nelsonic era. There is a little rippling to the top of the D/W. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Nelson, Forester, C. S.
5 Forester, C. S. Nelson
UK. Chatham Publishing 2001 1861761783 / 9781861761781 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Without avoiding Nelson's flaws, Forester delineates a character he obviously liked, one whose personal side is always observable Forester brilliantly brings the man alive and as a student of human nature, is able to understand the contradictions and peculiarities of his character. There is light spotting to the top of the text block. PLEASE NOTE: International Economy shipping to world zones 1 and 2 is by sea and could take up to 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
The SeaWolf : The Life of Admiral Cochrane, Grimble Ian
6 Grimble Ian The SeaWolf : The Life of Admiral Cochrane
UK Blond & Briggs Ltd 1978 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Thomas Cochrane was, next only to Nelson, the most brilliant and daring naval commander Britain Has ever known. There is a small hole next to the spine on the D/W. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Warships Recognition Handbook (Jane's) (Jane's Recognition Guides), Hutchinson, Robert
7 Hutchinson, Robert Warships Recognition Handbook (Jane's) (Jane's Recognition Guides)
UK HarperCollins 2002 0007137222 / 9780007137220 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
Jane's Warship Recognition Guide has been published to help readers identify any one of more than 2,200 ships featured. This book is intended to be a lead-in for the student and is not a comprehensive volume of ship types with full data on equipment and systems. A good clean tight copy. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90days to arrive. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
 
 
X-Craft Versus Tirpitz: The Mystery of the Missing X5, Jacobsen, Alf
8 Jacobsen, Alf X-Craft Versus Tirpitz: The Mystery of the Missing X5
UK. Sutton Publishing 2006 075094112X / 9780750941129 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Award winning journalist Alf Jacobsen relates one of the most incredible tales of the Second World War, when Royal Navy X-craft midget submarines attacked the mighty German battleship Turpitz planting high explosives beneath the keel as it lay in the fjords of northern Norway. X5 and her crew were never heard of again, and were thought to have failed in their operation, but new evidence by Jacobsen may point to them actually succeeding in their mission. This book is a fascinating read in to one of the secret missions of World War Two. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
 
 
Nelson: Britannia's God of War, Lambert, Andrew
9 Lambert, Andrew Nelson: Britannia's God of War
UK. Faber & Faber 2004 0571212220 / 9780571212224 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
What made Nelson so special? His peers included many able and pugnacious commanders, the Royal Navy was already the most successful professional fighting force of the age - so what individual quality led Byron to celebrate Nelson's genius as Britannia's God of War. This book explores one man's genius, to understand how one of the greatest warriors that Britain ever produced transformed the art of conflict, enabling his country to survive the challenge of total war and international isolation The text block has light spotting to its page edges. Please note: Standard shipping ( 2nd class ) to world Zone One and world Zone Two is by sea and will take between 60 and 90 Days. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Admirals, Lambert, Andrew D.
10 Lambert, Andrew D. Admirals
London, United Kingdom Faber & Faber, Limited 2008 057123156X / 9780571231560 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
This book is about the Admirals that gave Britain global pre-eminence for over 300 years. Light creasing to the D/W ,it is not priced clipped 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
Nelson's Battles: The Art of Victory in the Age of Sail, Nicholas, Tracy
11 Nicholas, Tracy Nelson's Battles: The Art of Victory in the Age of Sail
UK. Gerald Duckworth & Company 1996 1861760035 / 9781861760036 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12 
Nelson's Battles covers in detail all the great sea battles, the ships and their armament, strategy, battle tactics, signals and instructions and, not least, the protagonist himself. The DJ shows light shelf wear. PLEASE NOTE: International economy shipping (2nd class) to world zones 1 and 2 is by sea and could take up to 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
U-Boat War Patrol: The Hidden Photographic Diary of U-564, Paterson, Lawrence.
12 Paterson, Lawrence. U-Boat War Patrol: The Hidden Photographic Diary of U-564
UK Greenhill Books 2004 185367575X / 9781853675751 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12 
This book is unique in that it charts a complete history of a single of patrol and provides a new insight into the life aboard through the successes and trials of U 564. Photographed during the summer of 1942 by an onboard war correspondent they show a U- boat in action in the Atlantic and Caribbean , as the Kriegsmarine teetered on the verge of what turned out to be its ultimate downfall. The crew are shown in virtually every station and several other U - boats and their commanders feature as they gather to resupply or attack . 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
Secrets of The Conqueror: The Untold Story of Britain's Most Famous Submarine, Prebble, Stuart
13 Prebble, Stuart Secrets of The Conqueror: The Untold Story of Britain's Most Famous Submarine
UK Faber & Faber 2012 057129720X / 9780571297207 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Stuart Prebble has waite thirty years to tell his story, and in this book he finally does so. The revelations of what these brave submariners did before and after the war in the Falklands is one of the great British military success stories, which has been buried under layers of official secrecy for three decades. A tight clean copy. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
 
 
The Mary Rose, Rule margaret
14 Rule margaret The Mary Rose
london conway 1982 0851772552 / 9780851772554 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 
The book is full of details and pictures and plans of the excavation of the mary rose. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
15 Schom, Alan Trafalgar: Countdown to Battle 1803-1805
UK Michael Joseph Ltd 1990 0718131991 / 9780718131999 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
The battle of Trafalgar was the high point and , in a sense, culmination of an intense 29-month campaign waged by the Royal Navy to thwart a French invasion of Great Britain. This then is the story of the French and their preparations and of the men sent to sea to prevent Napoleon from launching his forces against the British Isles. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
Sea of Memories, Smith, Stan
16 Smith, Stan Sea of Memories
UK Spellmount Publishers Ltd 1985 0946771189 / 9780946771189 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
This book is one man's adventures over 29 years in the Royal Navy. William Stanley Smith, was born in 1899. At the age of 15 years he ran away to sea and this is the beginning of a fascinating story. Stan Smith's recollection of the Great Fighting Ships of the First World War including the ' Q' Ships makes this book both interesting and informative. With light indentations and rippling to the D/W this is a good clean copy. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Inferno: The Epic Life and Death Struggle of the USS Franklin in World War II, Springer, Joseph A.
17 Springer, Joseph A. Inferno: The Epic Life and Death Struggle of the USS Franklin in World War II
U.S.A. Zenith Press 2007 0760329826 / 9780760329825 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
In the early hours of March 19th 1945, just fifty-five miles south of Japan, a lone Japanese aircraft dropped from the clouds over the American fleet and targeted the aircraft carrier USS Franklin with a single bomb. " Big Ben " was about to become " the ship that wouldn't die ". This is her riveting story, from start to finish, in the eloquent and sometimes emotional words of the men who served aboard her. A clean tight copy. PLEASE NOTE ; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Cochrane : Britannia's Last Sea King., Thomas Donald
18 Thomas Donald Cochrane : Britannia's Last Sea King.
UK Andre Deutsch Ltd 1978 0233969667 / 9780233969664 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
The bare facts of the life of Admiral Lord Cochrane, 10th Earl of DunDonald, read like some improbable and picaresque historical novel. Born the son of an eccentric and indigent Scottish peer, he entered the Navy and in a series of successful and heroic actions made his name as one of the dashing, famous frigate captains of his day. The D/W shows light shelf wear. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
No Picnic: 3 Commando Brigade in the South Atlantic, 1982, Thompson, Julian
19 Thompson, Julian No Picnic: 3 Commando Brigade in the South Atlantic, 1982
UK. Leo Cooper Ltd 1985 0436520524 / 9780436520525 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
What makes this book different from other books on the Falklands War is that it is the first major account to come from one of the fighting participants, and it is written from a unique point of view: Julian thompson was Commander of 3 Commando Brigade, which played such an outstanding part in the successful outcome of the campaign. The DJ is lightly rippled on the front and back flaps. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Rodney and the Breaking of the Line., Trew, Peter
20 Trew, Peter Rodney and the Breaking of the Line.
UK. Pen & Sword Books 2006 1844151433 / 9781844151431 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
George Brydges Rodney (1718-1792) later Admiral Lord Rodney, had anything but a conventional career, as this fascinating biography graphically demonstrates. The main emphasis of this work is on Rodney's final two years of active service as Commander - in -Chief of the Leeward Islands Station during the closing stages of the American War of Independence. For a better understanding of both this complex character and maritime history during the American War of Independence this book is highly recommended. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
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