THE FIGHT FOR GALLIPOLI: From the Naval Memoirs of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes
by Keyes, Sir Roger
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1941. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Frontispiece portrait, with nineteen illustrations and seven maps, including three folding. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1941. A reprinting of a portion of Keyes' Naval Memoirs (1934), to which has been added an introduction by the Admiral of the Fleet "applying the lessons of Gallipoli to the present war, which may be settled by a campagin of a similar nature." During the First World War, Keyes (1872-1945) was heavily involved in the organization of the Dardanelles Campaign and later, as commander of the Dover Patrol, in the famous raids on the German submarine pens in the Belgian ports of Zeebrugge and Ostend. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with dark blue titles. The spine is a touch faded, with some minor wear to the corners and tips. The dust jacket, which features a blurb by Winston Churchill on the front panel, is browned along the spine and folds, with some general soiling and mild edgewear; else very good. (Inventory #: 64488)
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