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Finding Thoroton

The Royal Marine Who Ran British Naval Intelligence in the Western Mediterranean in World War One

The Royal Marines Historical Society was formed in 1964. As a registered charity it has five aims of researching, networking, educating, providing knowledge and collecting elements about the Royal Marines and other aspects Corps history.

Commissioned by Royal Marines Historical Society to design the next Special Publication for the Society and members with distribution through the museum shop. With a fresh view to the design process we discussed new forms of layout and the best direction to take for these titles.

Using a finer designed layout and typography, this allowed easy flowing for text and layout of images throughout the chapters and consequently the size of the book was reduced.

Available though the Royal Marines Historical Society and the Royal Marines Museum Shop.

Finding Thoroton’ is the first book designed for the Royal Marines Historical Society by Tim Mitchell and what a terrific job he has done on it. Using his imagination and creativity he designed a cover imbued with the mystery of this extraordinary story of spies and derring-do in the Western Mediterranean in World War l. Through clever design and layout he has turned what might have been a somewhat heavy book into a light and most fascinating read, which in places literally jumps off the page. We shall certainly be using his talents again.”

Col Brian Carter, Editor Royal Marines Historical Society

The story of Charles Thoroton is a rare tail indeed, few Royal Marines have had German assassins sent after them. Tim Mitchell’s design work has created a cover worthy of the story and the readability of the book was significantly enhanced by Tim’s page designs, a great job very well done.”

John Rawlinson, Royal Marines Historical Society

RMHS Finding Thoroton

RMHS Finding Thoroton

RMHS Finding Thoroton

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