1st.ed., 1971. 376 pp., 70 photo-plates + 23 maps & diagrams. D.j., 23 x 15cm. Nr.FINE. Captain Macintyre provides an authoritative study of the war at sea against Germany – 1939-1945 – with a clear analysis of the strategic issues on both sides, describing all the major naval engagements in which the Royal Navy fought. He draws upon eye-witness accounts and upon his own distinguished naval career – he was an anti-U-boat ace and was awarded the DSO (2 bars) and the DSC. The book is illustrated with 70 photographs and 23 maps and diagrams ; the former taken from British, German and Italian sources. The areas of operation include Home Waters, Atlantic, Mediterranean and the Arctic Seas.