To quote from the introduction, “This is the record of more than 50 old sailors who I met and who told me of their lives in the Service. All joined the Lower Deck of the Royal Navy before the First World War”. With the bookplate of Liddell Hart to the front paste down. Black cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 272 pages. Includes biographical notes, bibliography and index. Condition: A little bumping to the boards, some dust-spotting to external page edges, pencil ticks here and there to the margins of the bibliography.