The Dover Patrol 1915–1917
An important Great War history, complete in two volumes
First edition, two volumes (complete). hardbacks with gilt titling to spine. Each 23 × 15.5cm, Volume 1 & 2: xxxiv, x, 643pp.
A well-illustrated history with photographs, maps and charts. These books describe the command of the Dover Patrol between early 1915 and late 1917, second only to the Grand Fleet in it's importance to the maritime defence of Britain and her allies. The books describe the ships of the Dover Patrol, its defensive and offensive actions, barrages, submarines and airplanes etc. A fascinating history. The author, Admiral Bacon, was described by the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Jacky Fisher, as the man "acknowledged to be the cleverest officer in the Navy".
Generally, a very good set. There is surface scuffing and marking to the covers with some wear to the spine ends. Each book has a previous owners name to the front pastedown. The main body of text is in good order but one or two charts and maps have taped repair and have been folded-back a little carelessly. The binding secure but a little pulled in a few places.