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The Romance of War Inventions A Description of Warships, Guns, Tanks, Rifles, Bombs, and Other Instruments and Munitions of Warfare, How They Were Invented & How They Are Employed   By:

The Romance of War Inventions A Description of Warships, Guns, Tanks, Rifles, Bombs, and Other Instruments and Munitions of Warfare, How They Were Invented & How They Are Employed by Thomas W. Corbin

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THE ROMANCE OF WAR INVENTIONS

THE IAN HARDY SERIES

BY

COMMANDER E. HAMILTON CURREY, R.N.

Each Volume with Illustrations in Colour. 5s. each

Ian Hardy's career in H.M. Navy is told in four volumes, which are described below. Each volume is complete in itself, and no knowledge of the previous volumes is necessary, but few boys will read one of the series without wishing to peruse the others.

IAN HARDY, NAVAL CADET

"A sound and wholesome story giving a lively picture of a naval cadet's life." Birmingham Gazette .

"A very wholesome book for boys, and the lurking danger of Ian's ill deeds being imitated may be regarded as negligible in comparison with the good likely to be done by the example of his manly, honest nature. Ian was a boy whom his father might occasionally have reason to whip, but never feel ashamed of." United Service Magazine .

IAN HARDY, MIDSHIPMAN

"A jolly sequel to his last year's book." Christian World .

"The 'real thing.' ... Certain to enthral boys of almost any age who love stories of British pluck." Observer .

"=Commander E. Hamilton Currey, R.N., is becoming a serious rival to Kingston as a writer of sea stories.= Just as a former generation revelled in Kingston's doings of his three heroes from their middy days until they became admirals all, so will the present day boys read with interest the story of Ian Hardy. Last year we knew him as a cadet; this year we get Ian Hardy, Midshipman . The present instalment of his stirring history is breezily written." Yorkshire Observer .

IAN HARDY, SENIOR MIDSHIPMAN

"Of those who are now writing stories of the sea, Commander Currey holds perhaps the leading position. He has a gift of narrative, a keen sense of humour, and above all he writes from a full stock of knowledge." Saturday Review .

"=It is no exaggeration to say that Commander Currey bears worthily the mantle of Kingston and Captain Marryat.=" Manchester Courier.

"The Ian Hardy Series is just splendid for boys to read, and the best of it is that each book is complete in itself. But not many boys will read one of the series without being keenly desirous of reading all the others." Sheffield Telegraph .

IAN HARDY FIGHTING THE MOORS

"By writing this series the author is doing national service, for he writes of the Navy and the sea with knowledge and sound sense.... What a welcome addition the whole series would make to a boy's library." Daily Graphic.

"The right romantic stuff, full of fighting and hairbreadth escapes.... Commander Currey has the secret of making the men and ships seem actual." Times .

"By this time Ian Hardy has become a real friend and we consider him all a hero should be." Outlook.

SEELEY, SERVICE & CO. LIMITED

THE LIBRARY OF ROMANCE

Each volume profusely illustrated. Ex. Crown 8vo. 5s.

"THE LIBRARY OF ROMANCE OFFERS A SPLENDID CHOICE." Globe.

THE ROMANCE OF PIRACY

BY E. KEBLE CHATTERTON, B.A.

AUTHOR OF "THE ROMANCE OF THE SHIP"

With many illustrations

THE ROMANCE OF AERONAUTICS

BY CHARLES C. TURNER

"A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE LITERATURE OF THIS MOST MARVELLOUS SUBJECT." British Weekly

With forty illustrations

THE ROMANCE OF MODERN ASTRONOMY

BY HECTOR MACPHERSON, JUNR.

With thirty seven illustrations

THE ROMANCE OF SAVAGE LIFE

Describing the Habits, Customs, Everyday Life, Arts, Crafts, Games, Adventures and Sports of Primitive Man

BY PROF. G. F. SCOTT ELLIOT M.A., B.SC., F.R.G.S., F.L.S., &c.

With forty illustrations

THE ROMANCE OF MODERN SIEGES

BY THE REV. EDWARD GILLIAT

With sixteen illustrations

THE ROMANCE OF ANIMAL ARTS & CRAFTS

H. COUPIN, D.Sc., & J. LEA, M.A.

With twenty seven illustrations

"A CHARMING SUBJECT WELL SET FORTH... Continue reading book >>




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