Sub-title “A true story of reconnaissance work in the Mediterranean”,- that is, reconnaissance by small teams of soldiers and sailors with the necessary technical expertise, typically using canoes, to survey enemy held beaches in Malta, Sicily, mainland Italy and Algeria. Black dustjacket, blue cloth-covered boards, many illustrations from sketches and maps. Condition: Dust jacket ragged, reinforced to verso, with some los, especially to bottom of spine area. Age tanning and foxing to end papers, half title and last two blank pages; external edges of text block soiled, a little bumping to extremities of spine.
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