HMS Sheffield: The Life and Times of Old Shiny :: Ronald Bassett soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!
London, New York & Sydney: Arms & Armour Press, 1988, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; 2-column text;
From the cover: During World War Two, as Winston Churchill conceded, Britains survival hung totally upon the week-by-week struggle at sea. That struggle was won, by the grace of God and the tenacity of ships like Sheffield.
The first HMS Sheffield was launched by HRH the Duchess of Kent, Princess Marina, in 1936 to serve her flag bravely for thirty years. During World War Two, the cruiser became one of the most illustrious warships of all time, achieving twelve honours. In 1940 she fought in the action off Cape Spartivento; in the following year she shared in the audacious bombardment of Genoa, exchanged salvoes with Bismarck and sank one of that battleship…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 7¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from my intriguing Military Naval catalogue?