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Private photo album by a member of the Navy.
C. 1919-1932. Smalll 4to. Red half-morocco over cloth-boards, ruled in gilt, 145 photos of various sizes (snapshot to full plate) mounted onto brown carton, four loose photos; light wear and marking to binding, a few snapshots a bit faded. This is the documentation of naval - and private - life by one Mr Nicholson. The album opens with an aerial view of HMS Nelson (commissioned in 1927) and her sister HMS Rodney moored on a long jetty alongside other Navy vessels, with an early aircraft carrier, probably the Argus, the first of this design (1918) in the background. In the middle of the album are two relatively early photos of HMS Warspite, taken before her two funnels were trunked into one in 1924. This ship rose to fame at least twice, in 1916, in the battle of Jutland and in 1940 during both battles of Narvik. Inbetween these two photos is a portait of one 'Sir Charles' (not Forbes). Other photos show military aircraft, entertainment on board, including a pantomime, an automobile and holiday photos from around the world. We were able to find out that the album contains several portraits of the gunner of the HMS Nelson Kenneth "Nick" Nicholson.
      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
Last Found On: 2017-10-08           Check availability:      Direct From Seller    

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