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cover of WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.  PARTS 5-8.  PART 5: TOWING AND SALVAGE.  PART  6: TRAWLERS. PART  7: COASTAL FORCES.  PART 8: LANDING CRAFT.  4 VOLUMES IN TOTAL.

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London: Ian Allan Parts 5 - 8 of the series - 4 volumes in total - 7 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Part 5: Miscellaneous vessels engaged in harbour, towing and salvage vessels duties - 71 pp, 1962. Contents: Abbreviations; Amenities ships; Auxiliary netlayers; Base and accommodation ships; Boom defence vessels; Boom carriers; Coastal salvage vessels; Convoy rescue ships;… Read more
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cover of THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.

THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.

by Perkins, J. David.

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2000
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St Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell, 2000. 208 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, diagrams. "The Canadian Navy acquired its first submarines on the day the First World War was declared. As well, Canadian officers served in all theatres of war aboard British submarines, continuing into the Second World War. During WWII and the… Read more
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cover of THE HARBOUR CALLED MULBERRY.  THE STORY OF THE HARBOUR THAT SAILED TO FRANCE ON JUNE 6, 1944, DRAMATISED FOR RADIO.

THE HARBOUR CALLED MULBERRY. THE STORY OF THE HARBOUR THAT SAILED TO FRANCE ON JUNE 6, 1944, DRAMATISED FOR RADIO.

by McGivern, Cecil.

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1945
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London: Pendulum, 1945. (44) pp, 7 1/4" H. Wraparound photographic covers, b&w photographs. Mulberry Harbours were portable, temporary harbours built in Britain and floated to France for the Normandy Invasion. This is the illustrated script of a radio play produced "with the co-operation of the Admiralty, the War Office, the Ministry of Supply, the Ministry of Labour,… Read more
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cover of ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 45.  LE DEBARQUEMENT A ANZIO, 1944:  OPERATION SHINGLE.

ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 45. LE DEBARQUEMENT A ANZIO, 1944: OPERATION SHINGLE.

by Buffetaut, Yves.

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2000
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Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2000. 81 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, colour illustrations (tanks, aircraft, trucks, landing craft, etc.). Chapter headings: Anzio, un Debordement par la Mer; 22 Janvier 1944: le Debarquement a Anzio; Les Debuts de l'Enlisement Allie; Les Contre-Offensives; Allemandes; Le Front Allie Resiste a Anzio. Interior - clean and… Read more
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cover of MODELING THE SECOND WORLD WAR:  VICTORY! - A 50th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE.  FINESCALE MODELER. 1996.

MODELING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: VICTORY! - A 50th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE. FINESCALE MODELER. 1996.

by Hayden, Bob, editor. Aurelio Gimeno Ruiz, Dan Tisoncik, Doug Gifford, Jim Zeske, Jim Kloek, Joe Morgan, Ken Hart, Bob Steinbrunn, George F. Wright, Robert D. Archer, Pat Covert, Tom Graham.

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1996
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Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach, 1996. 98 pp, 10 3/4" H. Magazine format. Color and b&w photographs. Contents: Seelowe - France 1940; Building a Radschlepper Ost; Modeling a B-25 in 1/48 scale; Sandbagging a 1/35 scale Sherman; John Johnsey's USS Enterprise; Kittyhawks: Massimo Barbieri's desert fighter; USS Pennsylvania - 1945; Modeling a Marine Corps M2A4; Building U.S. Navy submarines;… Read more
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cover of MODELING THE SECOND WORLD WAR:  VICTORY! - A 50th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE.  FINESCALE MODELER. 1996.

MODELING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: VICTORY! - A 50th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE. FINESCALE MODELER. 1996.

by Hayden, Bob, editor. Aurelio Gimeno Ruiz, Dan Tisoncik, Doug Gifford, Jim Zeske, Jim Kloek, Joe Morgan, Ken Hart, Bob Steinbrunn, George F. Wright, Robert D. Archer, Pat Covert, Tom Graham.

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1996
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Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach, 1996. 98 pp, 10 3/4" H. Magazine format. Color and b&w photographs. Contents: Seelowe - France 1940; Building a Radschlepper Ost; Modeling a B-25 in 1/48 scale; Sandbagging a 1/35 scale Sherman; John Johnsey's USS Enterprise; Kittyhawks: Massimo Barbieri's desert fighter; USS Pennsylvania - 1945; Modeling a Marine Corps M2A4; Building U.S. Navy submarines;… Read more
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cover of THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.

THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.

by Perkins, J. David.

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2000
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9781551250311
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St Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell, 2000. 208 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, diagrams. "The Canadian Navy acquired its first submarines on the day the First World War was declared. As well, Canadian officers served in all theatres of war aboard British submarines, continuing into the Second World War. During WWII and the… Read more
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cover of THE ARMED YACHTS OF CANADA.

THE ARMED YACHTS OF CANADA.

by McKee, Fraser M. Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy.

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Published
1983
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9780919822559
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Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1983. 172 pp, 4to, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "For R__ S_____, also a Naval / compatriot, and with a great / interest in the Navy League, with / the author's compliments, / Fraser McKee / CDR". B&w photographs, reproductions, colour title page. "(T)he story of the 21 ornate luxury… Read more
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SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.

by Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)

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Published
1989
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9780870215797
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Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1989. 396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime… Read more
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cover of U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA:  GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS.

U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA: GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS.

by Hadley, Michael L.

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Published
1985
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9780773505841
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Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1985. 360 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. German submarines penetrated Canadian waters during the Second World War to within 172 miles of Quebec City. They sank ships, landed spies, laid mines, built an automated weather station, undertook forays to rescue escaped German POW's, and forced the Canadian government to close the St. Lawrence… Read more
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cover of JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.

JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.

by Connell, G.G.

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Published
1995
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Revised Edition
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9780947554552
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Crecy, 1995. 236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes… Read more
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cover of THE U-BOAT HUNTERS:  THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY AND THE OFFENSIVE AGAINST GERMANY'S SUBMARINES.

THE U-BOAT HUNTERS: THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY AND THE OFFENSIVE AGAINST GERMANY'S SUBMARINES.

by Milner, Marc.

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1994
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9780802005885
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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994. 326 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(B)egins with a thorough re-evaluation of the RCN's role in the decisive Allied Atlantic victory over the U-boats in 1943. It presents some startling new conclusions about why the Canadians were marginalized in this the greatest of all anti-submarine offensives. Most… Read more
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cover of SALVO!  CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS.

SALVO! CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS.

by Edwards, Bernard.

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1999
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9781860199592
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London: Brockhampton, 1999. 192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(T)he theme of this new study (is) the hard-fought ship-to-ship battles where the gun was all-important, and where salvo after salvo were fired by the protagonists at all ranges from maximum elevation and distance to virtual open sights point-blank actions. (The author) skilfully sets… Read more
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cover of THE HUNTING SUBMARINE: THE FIGHTING LIFE OF HMS TALLY-HO.

THE HUNTING SUBMARINE: THE FIGHTING LIFE OF HMS TALLY-HO.

by Trenowden, Ian.

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1994
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9780947554392
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Crecy, 1994. 224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps/track charts. "HMS Tally-Ho, captained by Commander L.W.A. Bennington, was a T-class submarine which achieved spectacular success in the Second World War. Her name was chosen for her by Winston Churchill and it proved a very suitable one for a hunting submarine. In a single… Read more
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cover of THROUGH A CANADIAN PERISCOPE:  THE STORY OF THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE.

THROUGH A CANADIAN PERISCOPE: THE STORY OF THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE.

by Ferguson, Julie H.

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Published
1995
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First Edition
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9781550022179
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Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1995. 364 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photos, maps. "(O)ffers a colourful and thoroughly researched account of Canada's silent service, from its unexpected inauguration in British Columbia on the first day of the Great War to its uncertain future today. After describing the activities of the submarine service during and after World… Read more
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cover of VICTORY IN THE ST. LAWRENCE:  CANADA'S UNKNOWN WAR.

VICTORY IN THE ST. LAWRENCE: CANADA'S UNKNOWN WAR.

by Essex, James W.

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Published
1984
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9780919822566
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Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1984. 160 pp, 11 1/4" H. Map endpapers (showing locations of ships torpedoed in Gulf and River of St. Lawrence and Canada's Coastal Waters), b&w photographs, drawings. "The sailor next to me reached into his topcoat pocket and hurriedly proferred a crumpled photograph. I recognized it as the military funeral of 1942… Read more
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cover of AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 53: THE LONDON VICTORY PARADE / LOCH NESS WELLINGTON.

AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 53: THE LONDON VICTORY PARADE / LOCH NESS WELLINGTON.

by Ramsey, Winston G., editor. (Denis C. Bateman, John A. Williams, Ian Henderson, Stephen Flower, Jean Paul Pallud.)

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1986
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London: Battle of Britain Prints International, 1986. 53 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, diagrams/plans. Contents: Celebrating Victory: The Victory Parade of 40 years ago; George Mergenthaler; The Night that shook Sydney (Japanese midget submarines enter Sydney Harbour); Alight Loch Erne: The Story of a Flying Boat Base; Tora!… Read more
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cover of THE BATTLE OF MATAPAN.  BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.

THE BATTLE OF MATAPAN. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.

by Pack, S.W.C.

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1961
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London: B. T. Batsford, 1961. 183 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "In March 1941 Britain faced the Axis powers alone. Her army was still in disarray after Dunkerque, her fleet was stretched to the uttermost. It was in this context that, 100 miles off Cape Matapan in Greece, there was fought an… Read more
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cover of THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.  BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.

THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.

by Macintyre, Donald.

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1961
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London: B. T. Batsford, 1961. 208 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). "The momentous nature of the Battle of the Atlantic, a struggle whose outcome was in the balance for over three years, cannot be exaggerated. Had the Germans succeeded in establishing a decisive mastery in the Atlantic, Britain would have been deprived of the essential American supplies -… Read more
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cover of ARCTIC VICTORY:  THE STORY OF CONVOY PQ 18.

ARCTIC VICTORY: THE STORY OF CONVOY PQ 18.

by Smith, Peter C.

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1994
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9780947554446
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Crecy, 1994. 238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "In the critical summer of 1942 the climax of the war at sea was reached with three tremendous convoy battles, one in the Mediterranean and two on the cruel Arctic convoy route to North Russia. In July 1942 came the disaster of PQ 17… Read more
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