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Book Description

London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1938 ( August ). Reprint. Near fine pale blue cloth covers/ Very good slightly worn and chipped rare pictorial dust jacket. Some soiling to the rear white pane. Internally fine with numerous black and white ills, maps and diagrams to the text.
Dealer Notes
Dorling knew a lot about mines and minesweeping from his service in the Great War, which he largely spent in destroyers whose duties included laying mines. He published widely on Naval affairs, and wrote several novels on the same theme.
In the First World War (1914-18) the mine was a comparatively new maritime weapon and little in the way of specialized counter-measures equipment or training was available to the RN. This is the story of the "minesweepers war", how naval ships were developed to carry out the work, while fishing and other civilian craft were pressed into service to combat the mine menace.
Author DORLING, Taprell Capt ( Taffrail )
Date 1938
Binding Cloth
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Illustrator N/A
Condition Very Good Plus
Pages 388

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