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Naval & Mercantile History

Naval warfare is as old as conflict on land and as our title implies, maritime warfare is as important to us as terrestial battles. From the great galley battles of ancient Greece and Rome, Salamis and Actium, through the Barbary Coast pirates, the Spanish Armada and the long wars between England, France and Holland for control of colonial trade, control of the seas has meant political and economic power. Finally, with the sea battles of the Napoleonic Wars and the age of Nelson, maritime warfare entered the modern era. The two world wars saw the final end to Britain's domination of the seas and the emergence of the US as the maritime superpower. The Naval and Military Press has a whole fleet of books covering the whole history of warfare at sea, just look and see!

Naval & Mercantile History



YANGTSE RIVER INCIDENT 1949: THE DIARY OF COXSWAIN LESLIE FRANK: HMS Amethyst - Yangtse River 19/4/49 to 31/7/49
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YANGTSE RIVER INCIDENT 1949: THE DIARY OF COXSWAIN LESLIE FRANK: HMS Amethyst - Yangtse River 19/4/49 to 31/7/49
Product Code: 7150

Dramatic diary of ‘the ‘Yangste incident' the dramatic shelling, stalling, and escape of a British frigate from newly Communist China in 1949.

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Yachting in the Arctic seas or notes of five voyages of sport and discovery in the neighbourhood of spitzbergen and novaya zemlya
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Yachting in the Arctic seas or notes of five voyages of sport and discovery in the neighbourhood of spitzbergen and novaya zemlya
Product Code: 9780

Intriguing and delightful 1875 account of sailing the icy waters of the Arctic by wealthy Scots MP turned amateur yachtsman James Lamont. WIll interest all devotees of yachting and polar exploration.

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X.1: THE ROYAL NAVY’S MYSTERY SUBMARINE
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X.1: THE ROYAL NAVY’S MYSTERY SUBMARINE
Product Code: 24336

Britain's X.1 submarine was a victim of pacifist moves after the First World War. Designed as a merchant commerce raider, when built in 1921 the X.1 was the world's biggest, most heavily armed and deepest diving submarine cruiser. But further development was stymied by the Washington Naval Treaty...

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WOODEN WALLS TO STONE FRIGATE
Pictorial story of HSM Cambridge
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WOODEN WALLS TO STONE FRIGATE Pictorial story of HSM Cambridge
Product Code: 22061

Since 1666, the year of the Great Fire of London when the first one was launched, no fewer than five Royal Naval ships have proudly born the name HMS Cambridge. After the last of the line was sold in 1908, the name was bestowed until 2001 on the Navy's gunnery schools at Devonport and Wembury. T...

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WOLF PACK
The U-Boats at War
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WOLF PACK The U-Boats at War
Product Code: 25577

"Once you heard that pinging sound you knew they had got to you, then the depth charges came. Terrible, just terrible." Kurt Wehling, u-boat survivor The steel coffins was the name given to the U-boats of the Kriegsmarine by their own crews. Their fatalistic view of the war was certainly justifie...

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WITH THE NAVAL BRIGADE IN NATAL
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WITH THE NAVAL BRIGADE IN NATAL
Product Code: 6901

Journal of an artillery officer serving with the Naval Brigade in the Boer War, 1899-1900.

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WHO SANK THE TITANIC? 
The Final Verdict
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WHO SANK THE TITANIC? The Final Verdict
Product Code: 25202

The thesis of this controversial book is that it wasn't the iceberg that sank the Titanic, but the cheap, shoddy, scrap iron with which the great liner was made in Belfast, which allowed the berg to pierce her hull too easily. After studying the metal raised from the ship's wreck, crime investiga...

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WESTRALIAN CAVALRY IN THE WAR. The Story Of The Tenth Light Horse Regiment, A.I.F., In The Great War
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WESTRALIAN CAVALRY IN THE WAR. The Story Of The Tenth Light Horse Regiment, A.I.F., In The Great War
Product Code: 11140

A well written and helpful history. The narrative is at it best when describing small-scale actions, especially in the section which deals with Gallipoli. A roll of honour and Honours & Awards appendix complete this book.

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WAR AT SEA 1939-45: Volume III Part I The Offensive 1st June 1943-31 May 1944
OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
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WAR AT SEA 1939-45: Volume III Part I The Offensive 1st June 1943-31 May 1944 OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Product Code: 7227

Contents: Chronological Summary of Principal Events; The Background to the Maritime Offensive-The Battle of the Atlantic 1st June-31st August 1943 The Bay of Biscay Offensive-The Battle of the Atlantic 1st September-31st December 1943; The Final Defeat of the ‘Wolf Packs'-Home Waters and the Arct...

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WAR AT SEA 1939-45: Volume III Part 2 The Offensive 1st June 1944-14th August 1945
OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
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WAR AT SEA 1939-45: Volume III Part 2 The Offensive 1st June 1944-14th August 1945 OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Product Code: 7228

Contents: Chronological Summary of Prncipal Events; Prelude to ‘Neptune'-The Assault on Normandy 6th June-3rd July 1944-The Mediterranean Campaigns 1st June-31st December 1944-Coastal Warfare 4th July-31st December 1944-Home Waters and the Arctic 1st June-31st December 1944-The Battle of the Atla...

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