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Title: The Dover Patrol 1915-1917 Volumes 1 and 2; An Epic Chapter in British Naval History [Two Volumes Complete]
Description: Published by George H. Doran, New York First US Edition 1919. 1919. Uniform matching first edition hard back binding in publisher's original green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spines, fore and lower page edges untrimmed. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains [xxxii] 370; [x] 346 printed pages of text with 78 plates, 16 illustrations and plans in the text and 2 large folding maps coloured in outline, one with a repaired tear to the reverse. The Dover Patrol was a Royal Navy command of the First World War, notable for its involvement in the Zeebrugge Raid on 22 April 1918, it formed a discrete unit of the Royal Navy based at Dover and Dunkirk for the duration of the First World War. Its primary task was to prevent enemy German shipping, chiefly submarines, from entering the English Channel en route to the Atlantic Ocean, thereby obliging the German Navy to travel via the much longer route around Scotland which was itself covered by the Northern Patrol. Very Good condition books in scarce Good condition dust wrappers with water mark to the bottom spine of volume I, and the fore edges of both volumes, small chips to the spine ends and corners, price clipped. Dust wrappers supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper.

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Price: GBP 300.00 = appr. US$ 428.40 Seller: Little Stour Books Books (Member of PBFA)
- Book number: 86915

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