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FAR DISTANT SHIPS by Joseph Schull - Hardcover - 2nd Printing - 1987 - from Vancouver Bookseller (SKU: 636)

FAR DISTANT SHIPS

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FAR DISTANT SHIPS: AN OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF CANADIAN NAVAL OPERATIONS in WORLD WAR II

by Joseph Schull

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  • fine
  • hardcover
Condition
Fine/Fine
ISBN 10
0773721606
ISBN 13
9780773721609
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About This Item

The full title of this book is Far Distant Ships, An Official Account of Canadian Naval Operations in World War II

This account was actually first published in 1950, by the Canadian Ministry of National Defense. In 1987, the Canadian historian Joseph Schull edited and re-wrote, making it really interesting, and it became a best-seller.

It recounts the often overlooked but vital contribution made by the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) to the Allied victory in World War II. Especially critical in protecting the endless convoys crossing the North Atlantic from the US to Great Britain, the Canadian navy used its limited men and ships to their utmost. Their resourcefulness was also reflected in their development of the corvette, a small convoy escort ship, built in Canadian shipyards, that proved to be one of the most effective antisubmarine vessels of the war. The RCN also served important roles in Allied landings in North Africa, Italy, and Normandy.

This is a copy of its second printing. It is plain beige boards with brilliant gold lettering on the spine. The dust jacket has no shelf-wear and is un-clipped.

It is 515 pages, including loads of photographs, maps, and figures, and written in an engaging style.It has not been read and is in mint condition.


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Details

bookseller
Vancouver Bookseller CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
636
Title
FAR DISTANT SHIPS
Author
Joseph Schull
Format/binding
Mint Condition
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
2nd Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0773721606
ISBN 13
9780773721609
Publisher
Stoddart
Place of Publication
United States
Date Published
1987
Pages
515
Keywords
Canadian Navy, Ministry of National Defense, Corvette, antisubmarine vessels, Normandy
Bookseller catalogs
War Stories; Military History; British History; Canadian History; World History; Maritime, Ships, Boats;

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