Armed Merchant Cruisers :: Kenneth Poolman

Armed Merchant Cruisers :: Kenneth Poolman soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Leo Cooper in association with Secker & Warburg, 1985, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: Armed Merchant Cruisers is indeed the correct term to describe the ships in Kenneth Poolmans book, for that is what they were called and, to some extent, what they were: merchant ships requisitioned by the Government and used as auxiliary cruisers in time of war. They were also armed, but the term is relative. A man carrying a pistol and a man carrying a machine-gun are armed, but at any range the man with the machine-gun has the advantage and beyond a certain range the man with the pistol might as well throw it away. The AMC was very much like the man with the pistol: the ship was armed, but the arma…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.

Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 228 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I charm you with my array of books shown in my Military Naval catalogue?

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