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LIEGHTON (John Langdon, Formerly Ensign, USNRF) SIMSADUS: London. The American Navy in Europe. 1st Ed., xii+169pp., frontis., 33 photos. & charts. NY: Holt & Co. 1920  #60452
[HLMainPic] SIMSADUS was the cable address of the American Admiral Sims in London during 1917-18 - SIMS ADMIRAL US - the author served on his Intelligence Staff & Falls states that "His book contains a glowing appreciation of the able & energetic commander under whom he served & also a good deal of valuable general information." Contains much pertinent detail on US Navy operations in European waters, the bases at Queenstown, Brest & Gibraltar, the submarine war, &c. Orig. blue cloth, lacking ffep but a most interesting copy inscribed in ink by "Walter O. Grant. Lt. Comd. RNAS Liaison Officer to Admiral Sims United States Navy 1917-1918" plus tipped-in letter from the author to Major [sic] Grant, 1925: "I am gratified that my humble views on the co-operation of the British & American navies have found favor in the sight of another Englishman who knows the true story... I remember you well on the fourth floor at No. 26... [Admiral Sims] is in the best of health &, though retired, seems to find the intellectual & physical education of his children - the oldest fourteen & the youngest six - as absorbing as he did the work of his Command." Various newspaper clippings attached to rear eps, including 1936 obit. of Sims, who had died of a heart attack at Boston aged 78. See illustrations on our website.   £90


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