Churchill’s Navy: The Ships, Men and Organization 1939-1945 :: Brian Lavery soon to be presented for sale on the astounding BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Conway, 2006, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; List of abbreviations; Cutaways; 2-column text; Appendices ;
From the cover: The British have always had a sense of pride in the Royal Navy and during the Second World War the service had no problems attracting men and women. The navy still had a great self-belief that dated from the time of Nelson and before, but the set-piece fleet battles on which it had built its reputation were in the past and it would have to adapt to meet the needs of a new type of warfare, in a war in which naval aircraft and submarines would play a major role.
In this remarkable book, Brian Lavery examines every aspect of the Royal Navy, both ashore and at sea, during the Second World War, and casts a lucid eye over the strengths and weaknesses of an organisation that was put under acute strain during the period, yet rose to the challenge w…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little age-toned and spotted on the verso with a nick to the top edge of the upper panel. Private book plate to the first blank.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 287 pages. Index. Bibliography. 12″ x 10″.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I sweet-talk you into considering additional gorgeous books that are part of my Military Naval catalogue?