Modern Naval Craft 1939
Players Amazing Black Friday to Cyber Monday Deals Modern Naval Craft 1939 Modern Naval Craft 1939 50 - When this series was first issued and reviewed in our magazine Card Collectors News in March 1939 World War II was just a few months away and many of the vessels featured would soon be in action. In December “H.M.S. Exeter” (card no. 6) was one of the ships involved in the Battle of the River Plate against the German battleship “Admiral Graf Spee” (no. 24) and in May 1940 “H.M.S Warspite” (no. 2) created havoc at Narvik inflicting great damage to German defences. A year later the battle cruiser “H.M.S. Hood” (no. 4) was sunk by the “Bismarck” and only three of the crew of 1,400 survived. Three days later the “Bismarck” was herself destroyed after Swordfish torpedo bombers from “H.M.S Ark Royal” (no. 16) damaged her rudder enabling the pursing British forces to finish her off. The “Ark” met her demise in November 1941 when she was torpedoed by a U-boat off Gibraltar, then there was more bad news in December when “H.M.S. Prince of Wales” and “H.M.S. Repulse” (no. 5) were both sunk by Japanese aircraft off Malaya. Among those in the British section is a M.T.B, one of the small, fast 40-knot plus vessels which proved so versatile and effective, but the set also includes ships from the American, Japanese, French, Italian, U.S.S.R and German navies. The adhesive numbered backs contain plenty of information and the cards are size 68 x 36mm.
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Modern Naval Craft 1939

Issuer: Players Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: When this series was first issued and reviewed in our magazine Card Collectors News in March 1939 World War II was just a few months away and many of the vessels featured would soon be in action. In December “H.M.S. Exeter” (card no. 6) was one of the ships involved in the Battle of the River Plate against the German battleship “Admiral Graf Spee” (no. 24) and in May 1940 “H.M.S Warspite” (no. 2) created havoc at Narvik inflicting great damage to German defences. A year later the battle cruiser “H.M.S. Hood” (no. 4) was sunk by the “Bismarck” and only three of the crew of 1,400 survived. Three days later the “Bismarck” was herself destroyed after Swordfish torpedo bombers from “H.M.S Ark Royal” (no. 16) damaged her rudder enabling the pursing British forces to finish her off. The “Ark” met her demise in November 1941 when she was torpedoed by a U-boat off Gibraltar, then there was more bad news in December when “H.M.S. Prince of Wales” and “H.M.S. Repulse” (no. 5) were both sunk by Japanese aircraft off Malaya. Among those in the British section is a M.T.B, one of the small, fast 40-knot plus vessels which proved so versatile and effective, but the set also includes ships from the American, Japanese, French, Italian, U.S.S.R and German navies. The adhesive numbered backs contain plenty of information and the cards are size 68 x 36mm. Number of cards in set: 50

Price for complete set: Catalogue Price £25.00 Special Offer £17.00

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