NAVAL FRAGMENTS Being a Collection of Naval Yarns and Anecdotes and other Related Matter

NAVAL FRAGMENTS

Being a Collection of Naval Yarns and Anecdotes
and other Related Matter

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by G.G.P.H.

Printed by J. A. Jennings, City Printing Works, Canterbury.

A privately printed small navy cloth bound book with gilt title to front board. Previous owner's signature and date on front free end paper. Page block is clean, no foxing, bright and tight. Condition is VERY GOOD PLUS.

Naval Fragments: being a collection of naval yarns and anecdotes and other relative matter.
A series of yarns written, with tongue in cheek and with a keen eye for the sublime, of a time long gone.  Beginning with operations against the Mad Mullah of Somaliland and focusing on the locals’ knowledge of aircraft before they had seen one the author follows with stories of HMS Highflyer in the Persian Gulf in 1907, HMS Fox and the locally built gunboats HMS Jackdaw and HMS Heron on the Freetown Station in the 1890s with an eulogy to Selina Macaulay – Queen of washerwomen and HMS Vestal on the China Station in 1904 to name only three.  WW2 is not neglected so the author must have had a long and interesting career.

117 pages, 130 mm. x 190 mm. x 11 mm. Weight wrapped <400 gms.

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