We are delighted to be open

Our Queen's Birthday hours on Monday 1 June are 12 till 6.

There are Covid-19 protocols in place to keep our staff and customers safe.

Please abide by these and please don't visit us if you are feeling unwell.

Please note, we will NOT be buying or exchanging books under Level 2.

Thank you for your on-line support during Level 3 and for your patience with the delays in delivery.

We look forward to seeing you all in store soon.

Blue-Water Rationale - The Naval Defence of New Zealand 1914-1942
Blue-Water Rationale - The Naval Defence of New Zealand 1914-1942
McGibbon, I. C.
Govt. Printer, Wellington, New Zealand, 1981. No Dustwrapper. Imperial Defence in the Pacific, set against New Zealand's isolated position - the discussions and development of the main fleet to Singapore strategy, considered second best to a Battle Fleet permanently based in the Pacific. A fleet, far smaller than originally planned, arrived at Singapore in December 1941, only to suffer immediate defeat holding out not months predicted by British experts but rather just seven days before falling to attacking Japanese forces on 15 February 1942. This history was extensively researched from New Zealand National Archives and the Public Record Office.
Second hand Hardback