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Stand By To Beach - Gordon Holman

Hodder & Stoughton, 1945, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper faded and edgeworn, 1" loss at head of spine, a little less at the foot of same with further small nicks and chips. Bookplate to the first blank. Pages very gently age-tanned.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. 3rd Impression. [First Edition: 1944] From the cover: “After years of preparation — preparation that was begun even before the days of Dunkirk, as this book tells — the Royal Navy, the United States Navy, the navies of Allied countries and the Merchant Fleets of the United Nations made the invasion of Hitler’s European citadel possible. Gordon Holman, who went with them, saw the build up of the great invasion fleet. He describes the men and their ships before, during and after D Day with an intimate knowledge that comes from years of close contact with the Navy. The result is a record that should stir the hearts of all who worked, watched and waited for the Day of Liberation.”
Size: 7¾" x 5"
Number of Pages: 224

£7.50 (Now Sold)