Young, Filson.


1st.ed., 1921. Xv + 296 pp., cold., frontis., + 54 photo-plates & 3 charts (2 fldg.). Blue cloth ; gilt; 24 x 15cm. Front cover damaged by damp but o/w a clean, bright copy & V.G. An excellent study of naval operations involving British battlecruisers during the First World War, with an opening chapter on the divisions within the Royal Navy before 1914 between Fisher ' the battlecruiser was his brainchild ' and Lord Charles Beresford. The author served aboard HMS LION and gives his opinions on the battlecruiser squadron under Beatty's command at Jutland and elsewhere. He also examines the German raids on Hartlepool and Scarborough, the Battle of the Dogger Bank and other naval engagements. The book is illustrated with the author's own coloured frontispiece, plus 54 photographs and 3 charts (two of them folding) plotting actions described in the book. This is a personal narrative rather than an official account ' all the more powerful for that.

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