A fine piece of research by the late Bill Fevyer and John Wilson team which produced a fascinating history of the politics as well as the naval operations in the Gulf area immediately prior to and after the Great War. The medal rolls are given by ships – no less than 28 involved – and each ship’s specifications (type, displacement, dimensions and armament) are given. The selected despatches from the ships engaged and other correspondence are a high point in this excellent document illustrating the type of imperial policing carried out by the Royal Navy and Royal Indian Marine Service.
Compiled and edited by WH Fevyer and JW Wilson.
Usually despatched Next Day
1995. SB. 239pp.