London: Cassell & Company, 1943. First Australian edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Good. Bound in stiff cardboard. The illustrated dust jacket is missing the bottom 1 inch of the spine, besides that it is complete. There is some tape re-inforcement at the hinges. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Monsarrat wrote his Corvette series during the war. These slim volumes were by necessity subject to censorship for security reasons. After the war he took his experiences aboard these Corvettes and wrote the finest novel of naval action to come out of that war - The Cruel Sea.