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I. C. B. Dear has written several books on maritime and military subjects. He is the compiler of Oxford English: A Guide to the Language (1986) and co-editor of the second edition of The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2005). M. R. D. Foot, CBE, is an author and historian. He was formerly a wartime intelligence officer and a Professor of Modern History at the University of Manchester.