Very Good in Very Good jacket. This is a wonderfully clean book with original Dust Jacket. This is a smaller sized hardcover book, one of the "Sea Battles in Close Up" series. The book is super clean with no soiling, writing, or tears. The prior owner placed a bookplate and stamped his name on the first endpaper-no other signs of age-it appears the book was never read. The Dust Jacket is also super clean and 100% intact with no chips or tears. I am listing a stack of great books from this series today. We always ship in a sturdy box and will combine shipping fees. Thanks!
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo. 144pp, index, bibliography, appendices, bw ills, maps. Or red cloth in jacket. Prev owners name on front pastedown, old price (? ) blacked out on front free endpaper. The battle for Crete in May, 1941.
Good. 0711004102 Book is in good condition, with typical reading wear to cover and spine. Fingermarks present. Pages are yelllowing. Re-Read is a social enterprise-giving unloved books a new life. Our aim is to re-use, re-distribute or re-cycle books so that we reduce waste and make a difference to literacy, educational achievement or quality of life in our local area. All overseas shipping is by Air Mail.
New in new dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. On a label with the seal of the United States Naval Institute which bares the Signature of the previous owner of book from the Library of David F. Avery. United States Naval Institute. Brand New. Fast... 144 p. Sea Battles in Close-Up, 5.
Good, fair. 18 cm, 144, illus., index, front DJ flap price clipped. Emphasises the naval contribution to the battle, but also gives a brief account of the continuing events in Crete itself both for the assault and the defense.
It is a real shame that so little has been published to ignite a continued interest in the heroic stand of the Royal and Royal Australian Navies during the Battle for Crete. In my search for such I came across this work, first in its abbreviated form in "Sea Battles in Close-Up, Volume 2, edited by Eric Grove by Naval Institute Press. The original provides the full text, with many details edited out for sake of brevity. Two of the three maps and only a few of the 49 images are among the 15 in the abbreviated version. Eleven appendices add many other details, one of which is repeated as warship data boxes in the abbreviated version.
The author packs a lot into the small 144 pages, making this a great reference. Yet there were so many ships and commands that attempting to keep track of which were where at any time was not made much clearer. In my research, this has proven to be a moving target, as no two works seem to agree for many of the vessels involved. This is certainly a "must have" reference for any interested in understanding the magnitude of devotion to duty and sacrifice in life and material during this phase of the war in the Mediterranean.
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