Boston & Toronto, 1st American ed., 1957. 383 pp., 36 photo-ills., + 10 maps. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Spine of d.j. discoloured o/w Nr.FINE. First published in England under the title Victory at Sea, the author, then head of the Admiralty's Historical Section and archivist of the Admiralty Library, had access to the official documents of the war, both British and German. He describes the decisive part the Royal Navy played in the victory at sea, 1939-1945, with accounts of the operations in Norwegian waters, the miracle of Dunkirk, and the war in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. He also describes the sinking of BISMARCK, the Battle of Matapan and the defeat of the Italian Navy, the Arctic convoys and the final victory in Europe and in the Pacific. Illustrated with 36 photographs and 10 maps, Kemp produces in a single volume a broad and comprehensive picture of events and strategy. Foreword by Admiral-of- the-Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope. ROLE OF THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE VICTORY AT SEA DURING WORLD WAR II. NEAR-FINE COPY.