Under Cunningham’s Command 1940-43..
Bound in original navy blue morocco, gilt, boards with gilt borders enclosing block of college arms; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Blue marbled boards. Traces of spotting on fore edge but otherwise a very good clean copy. Prize label of The Incorporated Thames Nautical Training College, H.M.S. Worcester, 1945, on front pastedown.
George Allen and Unwin Ltd.,
By commander george stitt, r.n. second impression.
8vo. 5 x 7 inches. 269 +  pp.
Illustrated by 9 black and white plates, including portrait frontispiece and by maps in text. Decorated by publisher's device serving as colophon.
First published 1944. Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham (1883-1963), or 'ABC,' was the successful Commander-in Chief Mediterranean, 1939-43, overseeing the Battles of Taranto, Cape Matapan and Crete and the Allied invasions of North Africa and Sicily. In 1943 he was promoted Admiral of the Fleet and was appointed First Sea Lord in October. He later became 1st Viscount Cunningham. Copy presented as a prize to a cadet on H.M.S. Worcester, in a handsome binding.
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