Title: The Royal Australian Navy
Author: McGuire, Frances Margaret
Condition: Very Good – Gift inscription on the half title page.
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1948
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 406 pages
Comments: A very good history of the Royal Australian Navy up to World War 2. The story of how Australia came to have a navy and how the nave serves in peace and war. It reviews the Navy’s guardianship of maritime trade, of coastal and overseas traffic, of ports and harbours, its part in charting safe channels and policing the waters around Australia. It tells of the men who work in the dockyards, expored the coastlines, serve in offices and cypher rooms, as well as those who serve on ships at sea. And it tells of the men who fought and suffered and died that Australia might be preserved from invasion by the enemy.