Maxwell, Donald & Gordon S.


1st.ed., 1920. Xii + 203 pp., guarded cold. Frontis + 15 other cold. Plates & 16 b&w plates by Lt. Donald Maxwell, RNVR. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and yellow trident to spine & yellow naval crown to front cover; edges uncut. 23 x 16cm. Lacks (blank) front free endpaper ; some shelf wear to extremities of binding, o/w V.G. Published by A. & C. Black, noted for their beautiful books illustrated with fine coloured plates, this work has been written by two brothers who both served at sea in the RNVR during the First World War. Donald Maxwell was naval artist to The Graphic before war broke out in 1914, and during hostilities he served in the North Sea Patrol and later with naval forces based at Sheerness in command of His Majesty's M.L. 139. In 1918 he was appointed an Admiralty Official Artist. His brother, Gordon Maxwell, also served in the North Sea and also with the Dover Patrol. He was mentioned in Dispatches for his services during the famous Zeebrugge Raid while in command of H.M.M.L. 314. Their book is a record of naval actions during the Great War and includes accounts of the destruction of the EMDEN and KONIGSBERG ; British submarines at the Heligoland Bight action ; Coronel and the Falklands ; Dogger Bank ; Jutland ; the Dover Patrol ; Zeebrugge ; Ostend ; Mediterranean and Eastern actions ; the Merchant Navy ; the U.S. Navy ' all these subjects are described and illustrated by these two talented brothers who had first-hand experience of naval warfare. Sixteen of the plates are in full colour. AN ACCOUNT OF THE NAVAL WAR 1914-1918, WITH THE MARINE ART OF DONALD MAXWELL.

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