Edinburgh, 1st.ed., 1990. X + 118 pp. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. The proceedings of a conference held at the Royal Netherlands Naval College at Den Helder in 1988 to mark the 300-year anniversary of Anglo-Dutch relations on land and sea in war and peace. Divided into three areas, the first looks at the first hundred years and the alliance between the two nations that broke down and led to war. The second examines the period after the wars of 1780-1784 and 1795-1813 when the bonds were re-established and the Royal Navy helped to defend Dutch colonies. The third deals with the 20th century and especially the conflict with the Japanese in the Far East during WWII. Contributors include Dr. Nicholas Rodger, Eric Grove and several notable Dutch naval historians. THREE CENTURIES AS FRIENDS AND FOE : THE ANGLO-DUTCH RELATIONSHIP 1688-1988.