18mo, Vol I 150pp, Vol II 151pp. Hardcover in brown publisher’s cloth, d/w in very good condition with small price tags adhered to front flap, protected by clear archival covering, text in excellent condition with illustrated endpapers and only very minor foxing on edges and prior owner’s neat stamp on ffep A concise attractive two volume set about an enigmatic secretive navy about which the composition and strength was essentially always very uncertain if not unknown. Very little accurate information has ever come to light from any official Soviet sources or publications, particularly with regard to losses during the war years. . Confusion has also arisen from the Soviet practice of re-naming their warships for political reasons whilst also propagating misleading information about tonnage and armament. So these two volumes by an internationally known expert on Soviet naval affairs attempt to set the record straight, being the result of many years of painstaking research of captured German documents, official Soviet sources and other variable materials.B/w photos are included as always in this delightful series.