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Canadian 'Collins Naval Diary' from World War 2, Owned by Naval Officer
A very interesting item of Canadian WW2 militaria - a 1943-44 'Naval Diary' issued to sailors & officers of the Royal Canadian Navy. This one was issued to & owned by Robert B. Fisher, who entered military service in Saskatoon on July 5th, 1944 at age 18. With luck we were able to find an exact match: a very recent obituary for one Robert Bill Fisher from Saskatchewan:
There isn't a lot of writing in this diary, aside from some 'personal memoranda' info which contains proper name, date and Navy Serial No. and Watch No. etc. However, there is one page that contains some financial transactions in the "Cash Account" section. One other page has a list of family/friends' birthdays.
The first 95 pages of the Naval Diary contains handy information for naval servicemen. Such as calendars ('43-'45), a list of 'chief events' of WWII up until 1943, morse code translation, a 'what to do if captured' section and more. There are also fascinating images of flags, naval badges, and a large section of warship illustrations (allied and enemy). There's even a section devoted to enemy ships & subs that outlines detailed information (name, tons, knots, men, armament, aircraft) for each.
CONDITION: Very nice, nothing missing, no noteworthy damage. The first few pages are a little loose in the spine but very much still attached. Book measures 6" x 3".