This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...the enemy, and that he refused to interpret the sending of Canopus to mean that he could judge for himself whether or not ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...the enemy, and that he refused to interpret the sending of Canopus to mean that he could judge for himself whether or not he was in sufficient force to attack. He acted, that is to say, as no man would act unless he believed his mission to be of a peremptory and quite unmistakable kind. So much, I think, is clear from the few known facts of the case. Whether Admiral Cradock was right in so interpreting his orders is, of course, another matter. Of that no one can judge until the orders themselves are published, and then only those who are familiar with the precise meaning of the phrases employed. Of the instructions themselves, then, I express no opinion. I am only concerned with the light that Admiral Cradock's actions throw on his own interpretation of them. Two official descriptions of the action have been published, Captain Luce's, and the Graf von Spee's despatches. There are further the private letters of the German Admiral, of his son Otto, and that of a lieutenant of the Glasgow. All of these are in substantial agreement in their statement of the facts--an unusual thing, to be explained perhaps quite simply. The British officers naturally told the truth about the fate of the squadron; and the German success was so complete that there was no reason for the Government to exaggerate or garble the straightforward and not ungenerous statements of the German sailors. It is to Von Spee's credit that he declined any public rejoicings by the German colony at Valparaiso, when he visited that port directly after the action to secure the internment of Good Hope, of whose fate he was uncertain. The story of the fight is simple enough. Admiral Cradock formed his ships in line with Good Hope leading, then Monmouth, then Glasgow. Otranto he...
Good. First edition (same date on title and copyright pages; no additional printings listed). Original green cloth, 358 pp, illustrated with black and white drawings and fold-out of Jutland. Hardcover, good, no dustjacket. Corners bumped drop marks (? ) on cloth, spine moderately faded, 1/4 inch fraying at head and foot, shaken, a few tears along folds of the fold-out, otherwise tight, clean, paper crisp, unmarked. World War I; military; history; navy; naval; marine; nautical; 358 pages.
Good Plus. No Jacket. Green boards with bright gilt lettering, worn around the edges, corners bumped. Bookplate front pastedown, name and date in pencil ffep. Front hinge loose. Binding secure, pages unmarked. Drawings and diagrams including fold-out diagram of Jutland in rear.
Very good. Doubleday, Page & Co., New York, NY, 1919. 1st Edition, VG, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x8.5", 358pgs. Cloth fade spots at front, rear spine edges, cloth wear at fore-edge corner tips, faint ink owner name stamp on both front endpapers, owner bookplate inside front cover, o.w. a clean copy. Text bright & in fine condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
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