Alix23, on 27 May 2012 - 07:41 PM, said:
Unfortunately A Naval History of World War I seems to not be so cheap anymore, amazon is offering it for £50 and up
We recieved the tasks today, which are on the trenches in WW1 and the war at sea over both world wars.
Plenty of copies of Halpern on Bookfinder for under £20. Excellent book indeed although probably a little in-depth for GCSE level (unless it's changed in the 25 years since I took mine); on the flip side, it's the best single book on the war at sea and its scope is all-embracing.
Julian Thompson's book is filled with first-hand accounts from the ordinary sailors who were there (and copies are only 1p on Amazon...) as is his WW2 book. For WW1 there's also Richard Hough's Great War at Sea
which focuses on the RN-Imperial German Navy clash - readily available for under £5 second-hand.
For WW2, the best book on the experience of the ordinary British sailor is Glyn Prysor's very recent Citizen Sailors ( http://www.amazon.co...38366799&sr=8-4