non fiction

  1. Seaweed

    Naval Policy Between The Wars by Stephen Roskill

    Si vis pacem, para bellum : Captain Stephen Roskill is one of the foremost twentieth century naval historians. This is a welcome Seaforth reprint of the two volumes (1919-1929 and 1930-1939) which emerged originally in 1968 and 1976. It includes a foreword by Corelli Barnett, also a name to...
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    At the Point of a Cutlass by Gregory N Flemming

    In 1722 Philip Ashton was the 20 year old skipper of a small Marblehead fishing boat. Ashore the New Englanders were under continuous threat from the native Mi’kmaqs; at sea, with all other Atlantic mariners, from a wave of piracy which was perhaps part of the fallout of the end of the War of...
  3. Seaweed

    Ships for All Nations

    This is the profusely illustrated, beautifully produced and very detailed story of John Brown & Company, Clydebank, once Britain’s flagship shipyard, that latterly produced such as SS Lusitania, HMS Hood, RMS Queen Mary, RMS Queen Elizabeth, and Britain’s last battleship HMS Vanguard and at the...
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    From the Dardanelles to Oran by Arthur J Marder

    This book is essentially a welcome reprint of a set of five separate monographs, originally published in 1974, on: - The Dardanelles (‘revisited’). Marder, having access to previously unavailable sources, re-analyses this campaign and revises his verdicts as given in ‘From the Dreadnought to...
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    The Scapegoat by Steve Dunn

    Rear Admiral Sir Christopher (Kit) Cradock lost his life at the battle of Coronel on 1st November 1914. Steve Dunn, a businessman turned naval historian, seeks to explore Cradock’s character and thus to explain the decisions that led to the loss of so many of our ships and men in that...
  6. Ageing_Gracefully

    Military Detention Colchester by Carole McEntee-Taylor

    The Military Corrective Training Centre (MCTC) has always been a place of mystery and suspicion for those of us lucky enough never to have been sent there. The tales about the treatment of soldiers, sailors and airmen (and those detailed to escort them there) are legendary. This book, written...