THE DRAMA OF GRAF SPEE AND THE BATTLE OF THE PLATE. Eugen Millington-Drake, Compiler.
THE DRAMA OF GRAF SPEE AND THE BATTLE OF THE PLATE.

THE DRAMA OF GRAF SPEE AND THE BATTLE OF THE PLATE.

A Documentary Anthology, 1914-1964. Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Preface by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Philip Vian. Pp. xxvi+510, frontispiece portrait plus 38 plates, text plus endpaper maps (1 coloured folding), plus charts and diagrams, sources and bibliography, appendices, index; cr. 4to; blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; top edges blue; occasional light foxing, mainly to fore-edges, lower edges of leaves lightly shelf-soiled, bookseller's sticker removed from foot of upper pastedown and a bookseller's stamp at foot of upper free endpaper; Peter Davies, London, n.d.[1964]. First edition. *From the library of Sydney bibliophile David Levine, with his bookplate on verso of upper free endpaper and inked signature on upper free endpaper. The Battle of the River Plate, in which many British Merchant seaman held prisoner of war in the "Graf Spee" were liberated, was the last of the old-style naval battles between cruisers and a pocket-battleship - without assistance from aircraft carriers, submarines, destroyers, radar &c. With relevant magazine cutting loosely inserted. Item #150641

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