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The Grand Fleet 1914-1916 by Admiral Viscount Jellicoe

The Grand Fleet 1914-1916 by Admiral Viscount Jellicoe

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The Grand Fleet 1914-1916: Its creation, development and work
by Admiral Viscount Jellicoe of Scapa

with illustrations, plans and diagrams

New York: George H. Doran Company
First edition, 1919

Contains several fold-out maps, including four loose maps/diagrams that are found in the back pocket.

Condition: Hardcover has moderate to heavier outer wear, especially to spine, the upper edge of which has apparent moisture wear, which is a bit noticeable within the textblock. Thankfully the publisher had the amazing foresight to include a spare title card, which is pasted on the back endpaper--see photo. Front hinge is cracked, ffep is darkened and previous owner stamp on inside cover. Overall the interior remains clean, and is unmarked. Binding strained in a couple places, but is holding secure. Some of the back pages remain uncut along the fore-edge.

wiki: "Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, GCB, OM, GCVO, DL, SGM (5 December 1859 – 20 November 1935) was a Royal Navy officer. He fought in the Anglo-Egyptian War and the Boxer Rebellion and commanded the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916 during the First World War. His handling of the fleet at that battle was controversial. Jellicoe made no serious mistakes and the German High Seas Fleet retreated to port, at a time when defeat would have been catastrophic for Britain, but the public was disappointed that the Royal Navy had not won a more dramatic victory given that they outnumbered the enemy. Jellicoe later served as First Sea Lord, overseeing the expansion of the Naval Staff at the Admiralty and the introduction of convoys, but was relieved at the end of 1917. He also served as the governor-general of New Zealand in the early 1920s."

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