Stirring Deeds of Britain's Sea-Dogs
in the Great War

by Harold F. B. Wheeler

First published in 1916 by George G. Harrap & Company, London

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A green cloth bound book with gilt lettering to the spine and black lettering and decoration to the front board. Exterior is a little worn at the extremities - worst damage is a small nick in the spine's cloth under the author's name that can be seen in the accompanying photograph. Page block is tight and square and although there is some foxing particularly to the very edges of the pages the page contents are generally all clean and bright. No inscriptions.
Book's condition is at least VERY GOOD MINUS. No dust wrapper.
Coloured frontispiece and sixteen black and white plates.

Price £8.00 plus postage

Stirring deeds of Britain’s Sea-Dogs in the Great War by Harold F. P. Wheeler: A photograph to show the general appearance and condition.

348 pages 165 mm. x 235 mm.x 47 mm. Weight wrapped <1 kilo

Stirring deeds of Britain's Sea-Dogs in the Great War by Harold F. P. Wheeler – Jellicoe's early naval career begins the book; charts the progress of the naval war and then finishes up with the story of Jutland. Although, naturally the British sailors stoicism in adversity is emphasised, the sea war is reported quite fairly with very little jingoism; the Emden and her captain's exploits are mentioned and a 'pirate' or two appear in the text.

CONTENTS

  1. SIR JOHN JELLICOE'S RED-LETTER DAYS
  2. BRITAIN'S SURE SHIELD
  3. THE SHIP OF CALM COURAGE
  4. THE BATTLE OF THE BIGHT
  5. THE EXPLOITS OF A MODERN CORSAIR
  6. ROUNDING-UP THE ELUSIVE EMDEN
  7. IN PERIL OF SUBMARINE MINES
  8. AT WORK WITH THE SEA-SCAVENGERS
  9. CRUISERS THREE AND HEROES ALL
  10. HOW BRITONS FACED DEATH IN THE PACIFIC
  11. COUNT VON SPEE'S LAST FIGHT
  12. WITH BEATTY OFF THE DOGGER BANK
  13. ANTWERP'S FORLORN HOPE
  14. THE WAR OF THE UNDERSEAS
  15. THE SIGN OF THE SKULL AND CROSS-BONES
  16. THE CAPTAIN WHO KNEW NO FEAR
  17. FIGHTING LAND BATTLES AT SEA
  18. THE SHAMBLES OF GALLIPOLI
  19. ' THE DAY' OFF JUTLAND
 

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

  1. A GALLANT RESCUE FROM THE FORE-TOP OF H.M.S. INFLEXIBLE Frontispiece
  2. SIR JOHN JELLICOE AND MR WINSTON CHURCHILL
  3. A BRITISH DESTROYER
  4. THE BATTLE OF HELIGOLAND BIGHT
  5. BLACK SQUAD AT WORK
  6. MEN OF THE SYDNEY CHEERING AS THE EMDEN SANK
  7. MINE-SWEEPERS AT WORK
  8. THE GOOD HOPE GOING DOWN
  9. LORD FISHER AT THE ADMIRALTY
  10. THE NÜRNBERG SINKING
  11. THE BLÜCHER SINKING
  12. GERMANS SHELLING ANTWERP
  13. CHARGING A TORPEDO TUBE IN A GERMAN SUBMARINE
  14. GERMAN TAUBE COMES TO GRIEF
  15. THE CAPTAIN WHO KNEW NO FEAR
  16. THE QUEEN ELIZABETH IN ACTION AT THE DARDANELLES
  17. DESTROYERS RESCUING THE CREW OF H.M.S. OCEAN

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