Hardback in unclipped dustjacket.
Bound in maroon cloth boards with title in gilt on spine. Dustjacket has a small section missing from the top of the spine and has a fewl chips and splits. The back of the dj is a little grubby.
Frontispiece is a b/w photograph of Admiral Sir Walter Cowan.
Internally clean and unmarked. Text interspersed with b/w photographs and diagrams/maps.
"The story of British Naval Operations in the Baltic, 1918-1920. Before leaving England in January 1919 to command the small force of British cruisers and destroyers which had been sent to the Baltic immediately after the Armistice that ended the First World War, Rear-Admiral Walter Cowan was briefed by the Admiralty, His characteristic reaction epitomises the chaos prevailing in the states bordering that sea as a result of the Russian Revolution : 'It seemed to me that there was never such a tangle, and my brain reeled with it. An unbeaten German army, two kinds of belligerent Russians, Letts, Finns, Estonians, Lithuanians; ice, mines ... Russian submarines, German small craft, Russian battleships and destroyers, all only waiting for the ice to melt to ravage the Baltic'"