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Hiorns & Miller, Devonport, 2nd.ed., 1938. 114 pp., 3 plates (all fldg.). Blue cloth ; black lettering ; fore & lower edges uncut. 22 x 15cm. Binding stained, with wear to spine & edges, o/w GOOD. Inscribed : "C. T. Addis. H.M.S. Nimrod." (Captain Charles Thorburn Addis, DSO, RN., 1898-1962, commanded HMS SCARBOROUGH, sloop, 1940 ; and HMS SHEFFIELD, light cruiser, 1943-1944. Son of Sir Charles Stewart Addis, KCMG, 1861-1945, Director of the Bank of England ; father of the late Lt.Cmdr. Charles Poland Addis, RN. See No. 58 above. ) First published in 1937, with a third edition in 1944, a fourth in 1948 and finally a fifth in 1955, this book was designed for young Royal Navy officers who wished to learn more about Naval Court Martial procedure. The entire stock of both the first & second editions – less one copy – was destroyed in a German air raid on Plymouth. The work is divided into three parts : (1) Chronological Outline – 5 chapters. (2) Hearing Witnesses : Evidence, Prosecuting and Defending – 4 chapters. (3) Practical Notes – 3 chapters. Written by the author whilst serving in HMS CARLISLE on the Africa station in 1935.

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