MAUND, Loben Edward Harold. Assault from the Sea. London, Methuen, .
8vo. Original cloth with illustrated dust-jacket, map endpapers; pp. xiv, , 311, numerous plates after spectacular photographs mainly of landing craft and operations, illustrations of vessels in the text; wrapper a bit frayed and rubbed; otherwise a very good copy.
First edition, presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the author, who was Captain of the Ark Royal when sunk. He took a leading part in Operation Husky, the Allied invasion of Sicily, in July 1943. The lessons learned from that operation would become vital for D-day.