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The Grand Fleet 1914-16. Its Creation, Development and Work.
1919 - 12 folding plans (lacking the plan to page 48) and diagrams, 9 plates. First edition. 8vo., cloth, re-backed re-using the old spine. London, Cassell. A presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper 'To The Warrant Officers HMS New Zealand from the author Jellicoe', opposite on the front pastedown the signatures of 8 members of the crew, with their ranks: J.Williamson, Chief Boatswain; P.Turner, Commissioned Shipwright; H.P. Hamlyn, Gunner; L.A. Wright, Gunner; J.S.A. Giles, Warr. Electr; Ernest Jas. Whiting M.B.E., Chief Gunner, G. RN; M. Hide, Gunner R.N.; J.A. Farrell Bosun. At the end of the 19th century a German Naval officer made a special study of British Naval traditions, and said of Warrant Officers: 'They exercise great influence on the smooth and rapid working of the service, on the cleanliness and trimness of the ship, on the efficiency of the guns, on the orderliness of life on board, etc. The careful management of the inventories and stores in their charge requires constant vigilance ? They may well be called The BACKBONE OF THE INNER SERVICE ON BOARD SHIP'. Covers stained and used, the lettering and motif faded, text foxed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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