Sidgwick & Jackson, 1st.ed., 2005. Xxx + 466 pp., 62 photo-plates + 12 maps & plans. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. First-hand testimony of life at sea in the Royal Navy during the First World War from the archives of the Imperial War Museum. It was a period of tremendous change with the Navy going to war for the first time with untried dreadnoughts, submarines, aircraft, airships, and weapon systems. Many hitherto untold stories emerge from the men who took part in the struggle ; from admirals down to stokers ; both faced the same dangers of the sea and of the enemy. The stories are told against the background of the commencement of hostilities, Coronel and the Falklands, the Rufiji River, operations of the Northern Patrol, submarines and Q-Ships, the war against Turkey, the Dardanelles, Jutland, etc. Illustrated with 62 photographs plus maps and plans.