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Germany in 1913, seen by Lieut Andrew Downes RN By Edited by Arthur Carden
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Lieutenant Andrew Downes was given five months in Germany on full pay to perfect his knowledge of the language. His journal gives a fascinating insight into German attitudes immediately prior to WW1.... More > Espionage was possibly involved. The printed book is in black & white, but if downloaded it will be found to be in colour. Revised edition 2014 to coincide with Portsmouth exhibition “Racing to War: the Royal Navy and 1914”< Less
Reluctant Lady By STEPHEN STANLEY
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HMAS Whyalla, a Second World War corvette built for the Royal Australian Navy in 1941, was transported to where it was built in the Whyalla South Australia thirty years ago. To celebrate this event... More > an exhibition of cartoons by Stephen Stanley was held on the mess deck of the ship. This book is a record of that exhibition and contains about four dozen "STAN" cartoons from the local newspaper, the Whyalla News about the ship and its journey to its present resting place at the Whyalla Maritime Museum.< Less
CARDEN and the DARDANELLES By Arthur Carden
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This book is about the attempt to force the Dardanelles in 1915 by a large British and French fleet commanded by Admiral (later Sir) Sackville Hamilton Carden under instructions from Winston... More > Churchill. It is based on Carden's papers, kindly given by his grand daughter to the compiler, who in his turn made them available to the Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth for their exhibition 'Gallipoli - Myth and Memory' and then deposited them with the Churchill Archive at Cambridge. For a summary, turn to the first page of the preview.< Less
Phil Dunn’s Fury at Sea Rapid Naval Wargaming Including Paddy Griffith's One-Eyed Napoleonic Naval Rules By John Curry et al.
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Phil Dunn, author of the classic naval wargaming book, Sea Battles, has written a new book on rapid naval wargames. Chapters include fast play rules that allow even the largest battles to be fought... More > to a satisfying conclusion in a single session. In 1916, Jutland was a ‘no-hoper’ for the Germans. This was not true earlier in the war. The scenario is for a classic war-deciding encounter set in 1915. During the late 1920's, the USA made plans for war with Britain. The rules and scenario allow this classic ‘what if’ scenario of the Royal Navy to be set against the United States Navy. The outcome would have changed the political map of the world and the course of the 20th century. Also included are memories of a lifetime of naval wargaming, The book is supplemented by Paddy Griffith’s One-eyed Napoleonic Naval Rules as used by the Royal Military Academy’s Wargaming Club. Also included is an example of Paddy Griffith’s naval wargaming scenario for the Battle of the Nile in 1798.< Less
The Voyage to Ruin (pocket size) By H.L. Trombley
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Fifty-five years have passed since the disappearance of famous pirate Flynn Freeborn, and the age of piracy and war has become an age of peace. Airships soar the skies, and fellowship and amity... More > flourish between nations. In these days when all wars have been fought, Captain Acheron Zeal of the Royal Navy longs for glory, adventure and promotion; his assignment, to hunt down and destroy a new pirate threat, seems a godsend--but his ocean-going vessel will be hard-pressed to capture his airborne adversary, the captain of the airship Eschaton. His task is further complicated when he meets the proud and beautiful Franceline Drake, who has good reason to despise Captain Zeal; for this enchanting young woman is the very pirate he has sworn to bring to justice. Please note: the paperback edition does not include the 11 original illustrations.< Less
Wild As The Wave (Volume 1 of 2). By Edward Ashley-Smith
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This (first volume) autobiographical novel begins with a very sick childhood, progressing to a Secondary Modern education after WWII, then serving in the Royal Navy from the age of 15, being... More > invalided out, Physically Unfit For Further Naval Service, at the age of 22. Having missed several educational opportunities in life the author blunders into the Plastics Industry. In between the work ethic he began to gain experience in many different directions. In short, life as a camera? -A kalaidoscope of time! He emerges as what he believes is perhaps a better person? -As tragically he leaves behind him three wives and four children, plus in his own words, several probables? Yet he had appreciated the brilliance of colours in life, through into his own autumn years at the age of 68! As they say, there is a book in everyman? Why is the price so high? -He tells it like it is. He had to live through this and parts of it are actually quite good?< Less
Wild As The Wave (Volume 1 of 2). By Edward Ashley-Smith
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This (first volume) autobiographical novel begins with a very sick childhood, progressing to a Secondary Modern education after WWII, then serving in the Royal Navy from the age of 15, being... More > invalided out, Physically Unfit For Further Naval Service, at the age of 22. Having missed several educational opportunities in life the author blunders into the Plastics Industry. In between the work ethic he began to gain experience in many different directions. In short, life as a camera? -A kalaidoscope of time! He emerges as what he believes is perhaps a better person? -As tragically he leaves behind him three wives and four children, plus in his own words, several probables? Yet he had appreciated the brilliance of colours in life, through into his own autumn years at the age of 68! As they say, there is a book in everyman? Why is the price so high? -He tells it like it is. He had to live through this and parts of it are actually quite good?< Less
GALE FORCE By IAN PALMER
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Military Intelligence field operative Max Gale goes undercover in this nautical adventure set aboard one of Her Majesty’s Australian warships and other Naval assets. Guided... More > missile destroyer HMAS Rapier becomes embroiled in international affairs when the ship’s Supply Officer is found dead in his cabin leading to the discovery of Defence Force corruption and betrayal. Lucrative income from the sale of illegal drugs and human trafficking is at the heart of this fast paced tale of greed and power, and Gale must use all of his finely tuned skills to determine friend or foe as he wards off foreign involvement and seeks the truth in the interests of Australia's national security.< Less
A Love Affair or A Life Sentence By Ken Everitt
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Memories of 11 years in the Royal Navy
REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS By IAN PALMER
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A memoir of a sailors 20 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy.

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Cardboard Cardboard By Patrick G. Redford
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