Private Papers of Rear Admiral A D Nicholl CB CBE DSO
Well-written but slightly superficial ts memoir (179pp) covering his naval career, 1915 - 1951, describing his service as a midshipman in the Grand Fleet battleship HMS MARLBOROUGH, 1915 - 1916, including the Battle of Jutland; as Naval Assistant Secretary to the CID, 1936 - 1939, and in the War Cabinet Secretariat, 1939 - 1941; in command of the cruiser HMS PENELOPE, a unit in Force K based on Malta at the height of the naval war in the Mediterranean, 1941 - 1942; as Director of Operations (Foreign) at the Admiralty, 1942 - 1944; and as Captain of the battleship HMS DUKE OF YORK with the Home Fleet, 1944 - 1945, and the British Pacific Fleet at the time of the Japanese surrender. Together with copies of letters to a naval historian about the personalities of various flag officers and other naval matters.
Military conflict took place during every year of the 20th Century. There were only short periods of time that the world was free of war. The total number of deaths caused by war during the 20th Century has been estimated at 187 million and is probably higher.