Monday, 12 December 2011
The Little Ships
I saw this little hardback book on ebay last week for a couple of quid and thought it looked very interesting. It was published in October 1943 by Hodder and Stoughton and was written by Gordon Holman, author of Commando Attack! (presumably a similar volume). It's referenced in a number of coastal warfare books that I've read and I now have a copy myself.
The best bit about it are the charcoal and watercolour illustrations, which are done in a very boys own style but really capture the iconic imagery associated with the MTB and MGB forces in the first half of the war. I've taken a few dodgy photos and have posted them here to give you some idea of what I mean. I think they're great!