Kimber, 1st.ed., 1965. 254 pp., 3 maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. chipped/repaired dust-jacket o/w Nr.FINE. Written during the middle of the Cold War, the author gives an interesting account of the history of the Russian Navy, covering its activities in the Baltic (1703-1725) ; Black Sea (1695-1738) ; the battle for the Baltic (1725-1761) ; the first Russian Armada (1769-1774) ; the war on two fronts (1787-1791) ; the war for and against Napoleon in the Baltic and Mediterranean (1795-1814) ; the Battle of Navarino (1827) ; the Crimean War (1853-1856) ; the first torpedo war (1876-1877) ; the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) ; First World War (1914-1917) ; Revolution (1917-1921) ; the birth of the Red Fleet (1921-1941) ; Second World War (1941-1945) ; and its post-war build-up of new construction to 1965.