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  1. Seaweed

    Home Waters (1914-1918) Cdr David D Bruhn USN(Retd) & Lt Cdr Rob Hoole RN(Retd)

    'Dawn off the Foreland - the young flood making/Jumbled and short and steep - 'Black in the hollows and bright where it's breaking -/Awkward water to sweep. '"Mines reported in the fairway,/"Warn all traffic and detain. '" 'Sent up Unity, Claribel, Assyrian, Stormcock, and Golden Gain."'...
  2. Seaweed

    After Jutland by James Goldrick

    Rear Admiral Goldrick brings to the story insights as a seaman that no landsman could possibly achieve, and is able also to draw on his own Command experience. He is no mean researcher, as shown by his extensive references and bibliography. Consequently what we get is a truly comprehensive...
  3. Seaweed

    Mr Midshipman VC by Quentin Falk

    'They were not rated too young to teach, nor reckoned unfit to guide When they formed their class on Helles' beach at the bows of the "River Clyde"' Kipling, 'The Scholars'...
  4. Seaweed

    Zeebrugge 1918 by Christopher Sandford

    St George's Day 2018 marks the centenary of the attempt by a British force under Rear Admiral Roger Keyes to block the ports of Zeebrugge and Ostend. Britain was on the verge of starvation due to the depredations of Germany's submarines; her desperate situation called for desperate measures...
  5. Seaweed

    Bayly's War by Steve R Dunn

    This is four stories skilfully woven together. The backdrop is the story of RN antisubmarine warfare in the Western Approaches and Irish Sea during the First World War. Within this it is the biography of Admiral Sir Lewis Bayly who ran the campaign from Queenstown (now Cobh), consolidating under...
  6. NavySparker

    Battle of Jutland Crew Lists

    A small group of volunteers are endeavouring to re-create the crew lists of all of those at the Battle of Jutland on the 151 Royal Navy ships. A sailor is only confirmed to have been at the battle when his service records or other sources are checked and it is identified that he was on a...
  7. Seaweed

    The Royal Navy's Air Service in the Great War by David Hobbs

    Commander Hobbs, after service as a Fleet Air Arm pilot with several hundred deck landings to his log book, for many years ran the FAA Museum at Yeovilton, and has published several works on naval aviation. He is thus exactly the right person to compile this history of the RNAS' gestation and...
  8. Ismene

    The Custom of the Trade

    Sundodgers and skimmers alike might be interested in a new novel that has just been published on the successful submarine campaign in the Dardanelles in 1915. The first 3 submarine VCs were won there. The Custom of the Trade is currently only available as an e-book, but will be available in...
  9. Seaweed

    A Secret Well Kept by Constance Kell

    This is a biography of Vernon Kell (1873-1942), founder of MI5 and its director for more than thirty years (rather than a history of MI5 per se). It was compiled by his widow in the late 1940s, but this account has only now been brought to light by his great granddaughter, Caroline Coverdale...
  10. Subsunk

    Securing the Narrow Sea – the Dover Patrol 1914-1918 by Steve R. Dunn

    Royal Naval First World War history often throws up reference to the Dover Patrol, and it has become part of the background scenery to stories such as the attacks on Zeebrugge and Ostend in 1918. There is a sense that it was a well-established and going concern throughout the war from the...
  11. Trainer

    Britain and The Widening War 1915-16: From Gallipoli to the Somme,Ed. Peter Liddle

    This is an interesting book. I was unsure as to the exact scope of the work from the title when it popped through the letterbox, but I’ll do my best to put it into concept. Basically this book is a series of edited short essays, mostly written by academics and researchers in the WW1 area. It’s...
  12. Seaweed

    British Warship Recognition Vol.III by Richard Perkins

    This is the third of eight volumes of facsimiles of truly elegant water-coloured line drawings of British naval vessels from Victorian times to 1939. The RN built a lot of cruisers and Perkins had to split this part of his work over two volumes. This one covers the second half of cruiser...
  13. janner

    In Good Company by The Hon. William Fraser.

    A series of letters and diary entries written by the Honourable William Fraser on his experiences in the battles of Ypres during the first World War. By the end of the war he had attained the rank of Temp. Lieutenant Colonel, he had also been awarded the Military Cross, 3 awards of the...
  14. Seaweed

    Blockade by Steve Dunn

    Held in the West by vast Allied sacrifice on land, but with Russia collapsed in the East, what finally brought Germany to her knees in 1918, her navy to mutiny and her army to defeat was shortage and starvation resulting from four years of blockade by the Royal Navy’s Northern Patrol. This is...
  15. Seaweed

    The Jutland Scandal by Admirals Harper and Bacon

    Introduced and explained by John Grehan, this is a reprint of two books, now gathered into in one volume: 1. ‘The Truth about Jutland’, by Rear Admiral JET Harper, 1927 (90pp) and 2. ‘The Jutland Scandal’ by Admiral Sir Reginald Bacon, 1933 (145pp). Harper, then a Captain, was tasked in 1919...
  16. Seaweed

    Jutland - the Unfinished Battle by Nicholas Jellicoe

    The author is the grandson of the victor of Jutland. He is the projector of the Jutland Centenary website http://www.jutland1916.com/ and has put a huge amount of work into the Centenary including this book, although he is neither a professional historian nor author, which means he deserves...
  17. Seaweed

    The Great War at Sea

    Subtitled ‘A Naval Atlas 1914 - 1919’ this book is just that. It is absolutely beautifully produced - well done, Seaforth - and carries an introduction by Andrew Lambert that summarises the naval part of the conflict. This alone is a masterly analysis and exposition of sea power, emphasising the...
  18. Seaweed

    Germany’s High Sea Fleet in the First World War by Reinhard Scheer

    ‘Thrice armed is he who gets his blow in first’ .. Scheer, commander of the Kaiser’s High Sea Fleet at Jutland (Skagerrak in any German text) published this, his personal account of Germany’s naval war (including U-boat campaign) in September 1919. It was translated and published in English in...

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