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Ordeal By Sea

Waters, Sydney D.

Editore: New Zealand Shipping, London, 1949
Condizione: VG+ Rilegato
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SUBTITLED : ` The New Zealand Shipping Company in the Second World War 1939 - 1945 '. The New Zealand Shipping Company was founded in Christchurch in 1873. At the time of the outbreak of WWII its primary business was 36 ships bringing refrigerated goods to Great Britain. These ships came under the direction of the British Merchant Navy. This 237 page volume covers the military involvement of those ships and their personnel. 5 b/w illustrations and 2 maps. Extensive appendices at back incl. military service awards and honour roll of those who died in action. Cond : Red boards with black title-patch on spine. Spine is faded sli., cast shadows of adjacent books on both boards. Small 1/4" tear at spine foot. Points and edges are crisp. Top page edge is gilt. End-papers are white with a VERY official looking signature dated 1949 - a nice provenance puzzle. No tears, marks or creases - internal. Minimal soiling. Quote (p. 95) : " Next day it was discovered that another mine was entangled with the paravane, it had been towed for some twenty hours in imminent risk of exploding. After nightfall opportunity was taken to free the ship from this most unpleasant and . .". Codice inventario libreria 002321

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Titolo: Ordeal By Sea

Casa editrice: New Zealand Shipping, London

Data di pubblicazione: 1949

Legatura: Hardcover

Illustratore: B/W Photographs

Condizione libro: VG+

Condizione sovraccoperta: No Jacket

Edizione: First Thus

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