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The Russian Court at Sea by Frances Welch: On 11th April 1919, less than a year after the assassination of the Romanovs, the British battleship HMS Marlborough left Yalta carrying 17 members of the Russian Imperial Family into perpetual exile. They included the Tsar's mother, the Dowager Empress Marie, and his sister, the Grand Duchess Xenia.
Awful disclosures of a bluejacket by Giraldus (Gerald O’Driscoll);  a humorous and entertaining account of service in the Royal Navy written from a lower deck P.O.V. Illustrated with 14 full page drawings by W. J. McCluney.
A general work, THE WAYS OF THE NAVY by Rear-Admiral D. Arnold-Foster, explaining the routines in use by the Royal Navy between the two World Wars and historically. Subjects covered include Boat work, Collisions, Ropes etc.
Sydney Greenwood joined the Navy and served as a stoker in coal and oil burning ships in the Hungry Thirties through first the pre-war years and then World war II and into the fifties. Amongst his ships were HMS Hero, Fiji, L'Incomprise, Ilex, and the Sheffield. A very entertaining and interesting Royal Navy lower deck biography.
Robert Glenton, in The Royal Oak Affair, explains how when, Rear-Admiral Collard so forgot himself as to swear at Bandmaster Percy Barnacle at Malta during a dance aboard a Royal Navy flagship HMS Royal Oak, he set in motion a train of events that had far reaching political and personal repercussions for many senior naval officers which affected the Navy for many years.
Mussolini's Navy: A Reference Guide to the Regia Marina 1930-1945 by Maurizio Brescia - This book is a complete guide to the Regia Marina, the navy with which Italy fought the Second World War. Starting with the historical background, it describes how the navy developed, how it was organised, the facilities that supported it, and the operations it conducted both before and after the armistice in 1943. It also details all its ships, with full technical particulars, plans and photos.
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				Anglo-American Naval Relations 1919-1939 ed. Michael Simpson: Washington conference, 1919–1923; The Geneva conference, 1922–1927; The 1st London naval conferences 1927–1930 and 1930–1936; The sailors meet, 1919–1939; Edging towards an alliance, 1937–1939; sources. Painstakingly researched by Gerald Bowman and told for the first time in this biography is the astounding story of what is regarded as the greatest achievement in the history of marine salvage – the raising of the Scuttled German Fleet at Scapa Flow by Ernest Cox who bought the sunken fleet from the Admiralty after WWI. Post WWI the Mediterranean Fleet found itself involved in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Sea of Marmora, Black Sea and to a lesser extent, the Adriatic. Intervening on the side of Russians against the Bolsheviks, problems with Turkey culminating in the Chanak crisis and  the threat of war over Mosul.
Sailor on Horseback: Lionel Dawson, author of 'Flottilas', 'Mediterranean Medley' and 'Gone for a Sailor', in this his last book provides us  with a few hours of delightful reading, where we can almost ourselves join him in living the thrills and enjoyment of his life in the Royal Navy, in journalism and all through the excitements of the equestian world.
In 1919 Keyes commanded the Battlecruiser Squadron and in 1920 HMS Hood was his flagship. Appointed Deputy Chief of Naval Staff in 1921 until 1925 when he became C in C Mediterranean Fleet being promoted full Admiral the following year. In 1928 his reputation suffered from his handling of the ‘Royal Oak Affair’. Appointed C in C Portsmouth in 1929 and promoted to Admiral of the Fleet the following year he retired in 1935 devoting more time to his Parliamentary duties as Conservative Member of Parliament for Portsmouth North.
THE INVERGORDON MUTINY by Alan Ereira - A narrative history of the last great mutiny in the Royal Navy and how it forced Britain of the Gold Standard in 1931
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