THOMAS, David Battle of the Java Sea. [London], André Deutsch, .
8vo. Original boards with illustrated dust-wrappers (unclipped), map endpapers; pp. 259, plates after photographs; wrappers lightly marked, a little offsetting from endpapers, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition. These battle in the South China Seas in 1942 led to the defeat of the Dutch-US-Australian-British naval force and opened the door to nJapanese occuptions.