Battle Stations! Your Navy in Action - Ernest J. King 1946 Wm. Wise & Co vintage hardback

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Condition:  Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. One ding on top edge of back board. Hardcover in navy faux leather boards imprinted with intricate decorative design as well as a medallion showing the flag being raised on Iwo Jima (on front and rear). (Binding design courtesy of the Society of Medalists). Front board and first two pages are starting to separate from spine.  See images for the condition of this book.

Blurb: Photographic WWII epic naval operations in action  photographs. Written immediately post-war (1946) by the naval victors (USN) this book is a historical period piece from the same WWII era, that addresses the rightful contribution of the vast US Navy in the war effort. Some terminology regarding the Pacific foe may be offensive to the modern reader. Nonetheless, the book is liberally illustrated and covers some lesser known campaigns in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters of War. There is enough technical detail for the serious student of WWII naval history to maintain interest. The pictures cover most pages with succinct side or bottom paragraphs that explain details about each photograph.