Conflict Across the Strait - A Battery Commander's Story of Kent's Defences 1939-1945

Arnold, Colonel B E

Editorial: D.Welby (Crabwell Publications), 1982
ISBN 10: 0906124069 / ISBN 13: 9780906124062
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Crabwell Publications, River, Dover, 1982. UK first edition, hard bound in dj, 7 1/2 x 10, VG/VG condition ( dj price clipped), , 174 pages, many illus., maps, glossary, index.------------------------------This book is an authentic account illustrated with over one hundred pictures of the defence of the Kent coast, written by a Battery Commander of Coast Artillery. The majority of the contents are restricted to those frightening years 1939-45. when the enemy was on our doorstep and we were only half ready and less than half armed!The author begins his story during those halcyon days before the War when, as a member of the Royal Artillery Territorial Army, he practised each Sunday on the 9.2 inch guns at Citadel Battery, Dover. It never occurred to him at the time that he would shortly be standing by those same guns with H.E. shells on the hoists instead of the usual sand filled ones.For most of the War the author was in charge of various batteries around the harbour and on the white cliffs above. He recalls graphically the tragedy of the allied soldiers who were snatched from the beaches of Dunkirk and brought back home on a flotilla of small boats.He tells of his concern regarding the shortage of weapons and ammunition at his batteries, and how he talked a ship's captain into going back to the French beaches to collect some of the abandoned equipment.There is a chapter on the German batteries built along the cliffs between Blanc Nez and Gris Nez with the express purpose of bombarding the Channel Ports. When these guns were operational, Dover became known in the world press as "Shellfire Corner" arid by continuous shelling and bombing, the old port and town was fast disappearing.We read that this shelling was gradually countered by our long range static and railway guns, and it became obvious that these weapons had effectively closed the Strait to enemy ships and any attempt to run the blockade would have been extremely costly.This account of our reply to the German threat must continue to be a reminder to any would be aggressor who dared consider entering the "Gateway of England" by force. N° de ref. de la librería 39678

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Título: Conflict Across the Strait - A Battery ...
Editorial: D.Welby (Crabwell Publications)
Año de publicación: 1982
Encuadernación: Hardcover
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included
Edición: 1st Edition

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Arnold, B.E.
Editorial: D.Welby (Crabwell Publications) (1982)
ISBN 10: 0906124069 ISBN 13: 9780906124062
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Descripción D.Welby (Crabwell Publications), 1982. Estado de conservación: Fair. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP66256437

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Descripción Crabwell Publications, Dover, 1982. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First Edition. CONFLICT ACROSS THE STRAIT A Battery Commander's Story of Kent's Defences 1939-45 Colonel B. E. Arnold T. D. Crabwell Publications, Dover 1982 First edition ISBN 0906124069 174pp Illustrated. This lavishly illustrated memoir of the defences around the Kent coast especially at Dover 'Gateway of England' is an authoritive account written by a Battery Commander of the fortifications and defences erected to forestall any invasion from the enemy who were massed just a few short miles away across the English Channel. Included in this account is his impressions of the evacuation of Dunkirk and the return of the flotilla of little boats as they repeatedly crossed and recrossed the hostile strait to rescue the BEF from the beaches. Many of these photographs are from the author's own collection and are published here for the first time. This copy is in FINE condition with no markings or inscriptions The unclipped dustwrapper has a few creases in the lamination especially to the front panel otherwise NEAR FINE. Ref J5 Size: 174pp. Nº de ref. de la librería 002785

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Arnold, B. E.
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Descripción Crabwell publications/ Buckland Publications, Dover, UK/ London, UK, 1982. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition. Hardcover in bright red buckram with laminated DJ. Condition as new, DJ fine with light wrinkles on laminate. 4to, 174 pages, illustrated. Price not clipped. No markings of any kind. Not a reminder. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 006059

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Descripción Crabwell/Buckland Publications, River, Dover, Kent, 1982. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good Plus. First Edition. Fine/VG+. First edition in d/w not price clipped. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, without dedication or inscription on title-page. Profusely illustrated with over one hundred photographs, line-drawings and maps. A well-researched and authoritative account of the defence of the Kent coast during the Second World War, written by a Battery Commander of Coast Artillery. With Appendixes, Glossary and Index. D/w has some creasing of laminate covering, caused in production and not uncommon with this title; else a fine copy, in a very good plus d/w, of a SCARCE first edition SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. D/w now protected in a detachable, non-adhesive, clear sheaf. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 16502

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