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Admirals of the British Navy By Francis Dodd
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Admirals of the British Navy Portraits in Colours by Francis Dodd. With Introduction and Biographical Notes. PUBLISHED FROM THE OFFICES OF "COUNTRY LIFE," LTD., 20, TAVISTOCK STREET,... More > COVENT GARDEN, LONDON; AND GEORGE NEWNES, LTD., 8-11, SOUTHAMPTON STREET, STRAND, LONDON, W.C. 2. This is book has 2 parts.< Less
The Times Book of the Navy 1914 - Edited by Nick Watson By Nick Watson
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The Times Book of the Navy (1914) by Admiral Lord Charles Beresford - Edited by Nick Watson. (as part of the Paper Navy Salvage Project) From Preface: The Times " Book of the Navy " is a... More > most interesting compilation. It is a work that all should study. It illustrates how vital it is for us to retain the command of the sea, if the British Empire is to continue.< Less
Your Navy As A Fighting Machine by Fred T. Jane (PDF) By Nick Watson
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Originally published in 1914, this “little book” provides a fascinating insight into the British Navy and naval warfare leading up to and including the beginning of the First World War.
Submarine Recognition Manual By United States Navy
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This Submarine Recognition Manual was originally created in the 1950s by the U.S. Navy to educate military personnel and civilians about how to spot and identify hostile submarines. In its pages... More > you'll find a detailed description of identification procedures, both from the air and the surface. Included are silhouettes and information about Soviet, American, British, French, Chinese, Italian, Swedish, and other submarines.< Less
We Fought Them On the Seas: Seven Years in the Royal Navy By Lieut. Ian S. Menzies, D.S.C. R.N.V.R.
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This splendid book is far more than one man’s memoir. While it is certainly that, it is also a dramatic account of one of the twentieth century’s most critical times. Ian Menzies takes us... More > into the crucible of World War II as the drama was played out on the seas. Written with eloquence and authority, this book is a richly detailed and vivid account of life on a British destroyer with its hours of boredom interrupted by harrowing episodes of naval battles and sea rescues. Menzies writes of acts of wartime courage and humanitarianism, and he includes moving accounts of the sinking of The Empress of Canada, the Murmansk convoys, and the D-Day task that earned the D.S.C (Distinguished Service Cross).< Less
Broken Arrow - Vol II - A Disclosure of U.S., Soviet, and British Nuclear Weapon Incidents and Accidents, 1945-2008 By Michael H. Maggelet, James C. Oskins
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Since 1945, the U.S. government has officially set the number of nuclear weapons accidents at thirty-six Broken Arrows. After several years of research and dozens of Freedom of Information Act... More > requests, the authors present documentation on previously classified nuclear weapons accidents in their new book “Broken Arrow, Volume II”.< Less
From Cabin Boy to Captain By Henry Greatorex
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This is the diary of Captain Henry F Greatorex, who went to sea at the age of twelve and became captain of his own ship at the age of forty one. From Cabin Boy to Captain is a facinating description... More > of life in the British merchant navy during the late 19th century and is full of amazing tales, such as; • Near death by drowning (several times) • Falling from the rigging (several times) • Attack by Chinese pirates • Ramming (and sinking) another merchant vessel • Close encounters with icebergs • Participating in the Australian goldrush • Preserving of a dead baby in rum • Death by chilli fume inhalation • Death from rabies • Raining fish< Less
From Cabin Boy to Captain By Henry Greatorex
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This is the diary of Captain Henry F Greatorex, who went to sea at the age of twelve and became captain of his own ship at the age of forty one. From Cabin Boy to Captain is a facinating description... More > of life in the British merchant navy during the late 19th century and is full of amazing tales, such as; • Near death by drowning (several times) • Falling from the rigging (several times) • Attack by Chinese pirates • Ramming (and sinking) another merchant vessel • Close encounters with icebergs • Participating in the Australian goldrush • Preserving of a dead baby in rum • Death by chilli fume inhalation • Death from rabies • Raining fish< Less
A Tall Ship By Bartimeus Publishing
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Join James Thorogood and the Crew of this Tall Ship as they sale with the Royal Navy into military adventures on the high Seas.
U-9: A Damned Un-English Weapon By Jim Thesing
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Merriam Press Historical Fiction 1 (2013). Early one morning in September 1914, a new and terrible weapon changed naval warfare forever. On that morning, a single primitive German submarine sank 3... More > British armored cruisers, killing nearly 1500 men. Before that, few people knew submarines even existed. Overnight, terror swept England. At the beginning of WWI, England's Royal Navy had the greatest fleet of warships the world had ever seen. Suddenly, because of one submarine's successful attack, the Royal Navy's supremacy was in question. Savage criticism rained down on the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill. People are interested in events that changed the world, but few people know of this incident. It is a story that deserves to be told. With the approach of the centennial of WWI, now is the time to tell this story. Although this book is a work of fiction, it hews closely to historical events.< Less