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Author Weldon, L. B. (Lewen Francis Barrington), 1875-

Title "Hard lying" eastern Mediterranean 1914-1919 / by Captain L.B. Weldon
Published London : Herbert Jenkins Ltd., 1925


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  940.42 Wel/Hle  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 246 pages 15 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Series A Herbert Jenkins' Book
Herbert Jenkins' book.
Contents Chapter I. The first months (Aug.1914-Jan.1915) -- II. The "Aenne Rickmers" (Jan.1915) -- III. Torpedoed -- IV. At Mudros (Mar.-Apr.1915) -- V. The Gallipoli landing (Apr.1915) -- VI. Back to the "Aenne" (May-July 1915) -- VII. Coastal work (July-Sep.1915) -- VIII. More coastal work (Sep.1915-May 1916) -- IX. Various cruises (May-Aug.1916) -- X. With the Hejaz (Aug.-Oct.1916) -- XI. Last cruises of the "Anne" (Nov.1916-Feb.1917) -- XII. My first month on the "Managem" (Feb.-Mar.1917) -- XIII. Spies and agents (Apr.-June 1917) -- XIV. Agents adventurous (July-Sep.1917) -- XV. The daily round (Oct.1917-Jan.1918) -- XVI. Carrying on (Feb.-July 1918) -- XVII. Nearing the end (Aug.-Oct.1918) -- Conclusion -- Appendix -- Index --
Illustrations -- Capt. L. B. Weldon, M.C., Surveyor-General of Egypt, 1920-23 -- "Aenne Rickmers" -- Crew of H.M.F.A. Aenne Rickmers -- Lieut. de Vaisseau de l'Escaille and Capt. Chute -- Capt. L. B. Weldon on board H.M.S. Anne -- Return of seaplane to mother ship after flight -- Derelict seaplane -- No. I hold Aenne Rickmers, damaged by torpedo. -- Silhouette, Sir Robert Paul -- "Aenne Rickmers" ashore, Mudros, 1915 -- Taken from S.S. River Clyde during landing of XXIXth Division Sudd el Bahr, Gallipoli, 25th April, 1915. Munsters, Dublins and Hampshires on foreshore and lighters -- Lieut. John Kerr, captain of H.M.S. Anne -- Lieut. R. Gaskell, captain of H.M.F.A. Aenne Rickmers -- Armenian refugees on board H.M.S. Anne -- H.M.S. Anne in Castellorizo Harbour -- Native boy, Red Sea -- "Agent" -- H.M.Y. Managem --Native boatmen -- Lieut. de Vaisseau Destrem -- Commander A. Cain, D.S.C., captain H.M.Y. Managem -- Officers and crew H.M.Y. Managem -- H.M.T. Veresis -- H.M.Y. Managem
Summary Weldon's story is largely that of the ship, "Aenne Rickmers", renamed "Anne" during the course of the First World War. "HMS Anne was a seaplane carrier of the Royal Navy used during World War I. Converted from the captured German freighter Aenne Rickmers, the ship's two aircraft conducted aerial reconnaissance, observation and bombing missions in the Eastern Mediterranean and Red Sea during 1915-17 even though the ship was not commissioned into the Royal Navy until mid-1915. She was decommissioned in late 1917..." --"HMS Anne (1915)", Wikipedia
Notes "Lieutenant Buck of Kangaroo Island [South Australia] is mentioned twice for good service"--Inset ex libris
Includes index
Review: Times Lit. Sup., 12 Nov. 1925, p. 749
Ex libris Frederick Lucas Benham SRGS
Subject Weldon, L. B. (Lewen Francis Barrington), 1875-
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Aviation -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Officers -- Biography.
Aenne Rickmers (Ship)
Anne (Ship : 1915-1922)
Managem (Ship)
Aircraft carriers -- Middle East -- History -- 20th century.
Seaplanes -- Middle East -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Middle East.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey -- Gallipoli Peninsula.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, British.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, British.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.