The Crisis of the Naval War
The Crisis of the Naval War
The Crisis of the Naval War

JELLICOE of Scapa, Admiral Viscount. The Crisis of the Naval War.

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JELLICOE of Scapa, Admiral Viscount. The Crisis of the Naval War. London, Cassell and Company, 1920.

Royal 8vo. Original blue cloth, lettered and ornamented in gilt; pp. xii, [6], 331, plates after photographs, six folding maps loose in rear pocket; cloth a little rubbed, embrowning to endpapers.
First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Paymaster Commander Henry Wilfred Eldon Manisty., dated November 10, 1920 on front fly-leaf. Manisty (1876–1960), after having prepared the Australian Navy for war, 'served in the First World War as Organizing Manager of Convoys, Admiralty Naval Staff, 1917-1919, being awarded the CMG in 1916 and the CB in 1919. According to Earl Jellicoe's The Submarine Peril (London: Cassell, 1934), p. 34: 'The "Organizing Manager of Convoys," who was Paymaster-Captain Eldon Manisty, R.N., appointed June 25, 1917. He controlled all sailings of convoys, and arranged programmes of their assembly, sailing and dispersion. He also detailed escorts and Commodores, and acted generally as the Executive Authority of the system. The successful working of the system was to a very large extent due to his clever brain and his great organizing ability' (online under https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30110244). Jellicoe's inscription points out Manisty's 'valuable work with the Convoy Section'.

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