Geographical handbook series (Naval Intelligence Division)

"The Naval Intelligence Division Geographical Handbook Series was produced between 1941 and 1946. At 31 titles, encompassing 58 volumes, this is the largest single body of geographical writing ever published. The books were written to provide information for the Allied war effort. They were written by academics in two teams, one based in Cambridge and the other at Oxford. As lives depended on the information presented in the Handbooks, speed of production and accuracy of content were paramount. After the war, many of these handbooks were re-published, in modified form, as textbooks.

Although entitled Naval Intelligence Handbooks, the Handbooks were intended for use by all of the British Armed Forces, and covered whole countries, not just the coastal regions." Source : Wikipedia

In very nice, clean and bright condition. Ex-library with the usual evidence inside front cover and on the first page; class number on ever so slightly faded spine.

Western Arabia and the Red Sea June 1946.
xix, 659 pages, 357 photographs, numerous maps, coloured 1:4,000,000 map of Arabia compiled from GSGS 2957 in rear pocket.
Naval Intelligence Division, 1946 (Geographical Handbook Series : B.R. 527 (Restricted))
£240 including postage

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