The Grand Fleet 1914-16. Its Creation, Development and Work

JELLICOE of Scapa, Admiral Viscount. The Grand Fleet 1914-16. Its Creation, Development and Work.

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JELLICOE of Scapa, Admiral Viscount. The Grand Fleet 1914-16. Its Creation, Development and Work. London, Cassell and Company, 1919.

Royal 8vo. Original blue cloth, lettered and ornamented in gilt; pp. x, [6], 517, 9 plates and 13 plans and diagrams, many large and folding, four loose in rear pocket; cloth a little rubbed, embrowning to endpapers
First edition, first printing, Paymaster Commander Henry Wilfred Eldon Manisty's copy, inscribed and dated February 14, 1919 inside front cover. 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).

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