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EYE-DEEP IN HELL: TRENCH WARFARE IN WORLD WAR I., Ellis, John.
1 Ellis, John. EYE-DEEP IN HELL: TRENCH WARFARE IN WORLD WAR I.
Pantheon, New York, 1976, first American edition. 
215 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0394496647 B&w photographs, map, diagrams. "(A) masterfully detailed reconstruction of what life was like for millions of men who lived and died in the trenches of World War I. Contin uing his trail-blazing approach to the study of war and militarism, Ellis reveals the physical and spiritual environment of this unique world, the rituals of battle, the habits of daily lfie, and the constant struggle of men to find meaning i n a w o r ld of excruciating boredom and impending death. (He) beings with a description of the physical construction of the trenches, their size and shape, their peculiarities and characteristics. The soldiers' daily life is succinctly portraye d: ho w t he y ate, drank, slept, joked, fought off rats and lice, how their sexual needs were met, and how they endured the marches and patrols. But it is in the ways men sought meaning in their daily lives that Ellis reveals the true nature of war f are . In an al yzing how the habits and regulations so dear to the military mind became entrenched in the organization of the battlefield, (this book) brilliantly depicts the instinctive desire of men in battle to create order out of chaos. Thr ou gh a n expl orat ion of the personal reflections of soldiers and the letters they wrote home, Ellis discovers a literature of compassion, courage, and a capacity to endure which arose from an environment of filth, decay, and death. It capt ures a w orld in whic h men fou ght, for reasons they hardly understood, for a future most had ceased to believe in by the end of the war." Small faint erased pencil marks on free front end paper, slight fading to boards edges, small area of colo r fad ing on re ar board. Dust jack et has been price-clipped, has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to color on spine, faint small water mark on inside surface of rear panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ON THE FRONT LINES:  THE EXPERIENCE OF WAR THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ALLIED SOLDIERS IN WORLD WAR II., Ellis, John.
2 Ellis, John. ON THE FRONT LINES: THE EXPERIENCE OF WAR THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ALLIED SOLDIERS IN WORLD WAR II.
John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1991. 
380 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0471551481 "....paints a compelling portrait of life at the front in World War II. Balancing oral accounts of the Allied soldiers who served in Europe, Africa, and the Pacific with penentrating historica l analysis, the book describes the emotional and physical toil of military life in wartime. Historian John Ellis reveals the adrenaline rush of facing death in combat, the psychological effect of casualties and battle fatigue, the tedium a n d m o n o t o ny of months in the trenches. From training and combat to discipline and morale, 'On the Front Lines' illuminates the experience of war as no book has before." Interior - previous owner's embossed stamp on first and last page, one v er y s ma ll c or ne r crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases at top corner of front cover, minor rubbing, light wear at top og rear hinge. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Ellis, John. THE SHARP END OF WAR: THE FIGHTING MAN IN WORLD WAR II.
Corgi, London, 1982. 
410 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0552119024 B&w photographs. "....shows graphically what combat was like for the ordinary soldiers of World War II - the men at 'the sharp end'. In a sobering account, the men themselves tell of danger and depr ivation, courage and fear, and what John Ellis believes enabled them to survive - their enormous loyalty to each other." Contents: Introduction and Training; The Physical Setting; Combat: Infantry; Combat: Artillery and Armour; Casualties ; D i s c i p l i ne and Morale; Relaxation; Attitudes; Notes and References; Appendix - Army Battle Casualties by Country; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, spine sligh tl y c on ca ve w it h li ght crease. VG 
Price: 9.50 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 56.  MARCH 1986.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Jeffrey Quill, Peter Arnold, David Oliver, Ken Wixey, Phil Chinnery, Bob Ogden, Daniel Ford, Chuck Sloat, John Syred, Derek Johnson.)
4 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Jeffrey Quill, Peter Arnold, David Oliver, Ken Wixey, Phil Chinnery, Bob Ogden, Daniel Ford, Chuck Sloat, John Syred, Derek Johnson.) FLYPAST. NO. 56. MARCH 1986. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1986. 
68 pp, 11 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 4 pages of color. Contents: Start of it All (50th Anniversary of first flight of Spitfire); Airworthy Spitfires (26 currently airworthy Spitfires); Flight of a Lifetime; Water Wings (Seaplane Club's new mount - Super Cub); Between the Wars Bombers (twin engined bombers of Boulton & Paul); Disposal (Lockheed Neptune); Preservation Review 1985; Museums of the World (North and South Da kota); Type Report (Sea Fury); Resurrection of a Lancaster (Canadian Warplane Heritage 'Lanc'); Sea Bee Air (New Zealand amphibian operator); Escape (WWII flight from Belgium in Stampe). Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean a n d t i g h t with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear to covers, light wear on spine, very light rubbing and browning on rear cover, light browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 65.  DECEMBER 1986.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Phil Chinnery, John Foreman, Christopher Shores, Colin Dodds, Bill Overton, Eric Page.)
5 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Phil Chinnery, John Foreman, Christopher Shores, Colin Dodds, Bill Overton, Eric Page.) FLYPAST. NO. 65. DECEMBER 1986. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1986. 
70 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Pin-ups at War (Confederate Air Force's collection of nose-art); The Aces (Spitfires); Pilot's View (DH Leopard Mo th rated against present day Cessna 172); Spectres from the Lost Bombers (extract from 'Ghost Stations'); Operation Musketeer (invasion of Suez Canal Zone); Antarctic Moth; Air Stores Park; Dear Mr Foreman; Reno (National Air Races - Sea F u r y c l e a n sweep); Preservation News (MiGs); Aviation Archaeology (Wessex meets Wellington); Collectair (ashtrays and insignia); Register Review (civilian Gannet); Airfield Archaelogy (Pulhams 'Pigs'), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no p re vi o us o wn er sh i p marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, small ghost sticker mark on front cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 66.  JANUARY 1987.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Phil Chinnery, Philip Sherwood, Cyril Poutney, Alan Curry, John Fricker, Mike Minnich.)
6 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Phil Chinnery, Philip Sherwood, Cyril Poutney, Alan Curry, John Fricker, Mike Minnich.) FLYPAST. NO. 66. JANUARY 1987. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1987. 
70 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Disposal (Davis-Monthan Ghost Force - world's largest aircraft storage facility); Halton Brats; 'Uncle' on the Arc (flying Stringbags from 'Ark Royal' - and the day the mighty carrier went to the bottom); Trans-Atlantic Auctions; Geordie MiGs (Polish emigres in north east of England); Flight of the Owl (G-APWU); Eire at War; Preservation Project (Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby is making progress in Delaware); Gate Guardian Shuffle; Airshow '86 (Confederate Air Force); Between the Wars Bombers (Vildebeest & Vincent); Type Report (Moths and Sea Furies); Register Review (Whitney Straight status); Engines (the Gypsies); Aviation Archaeology (Browning in a back garden), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, small corner crease on front cover - migrates into first few pa ges, very light rubbing on rear cover, small ghost sticker mark on front cover with loss of some print, minor browning to edges of textblock and at bottom of rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 33.  APRIL 1984.  (FLY PAST.), Twite, Mike, ed.  (John Wegg, Bob Ogden, Ken Ellis, David Smith, Andy Saunders, Phillipa Hodgkiss, Bob Warters, John Foreman, Peter Moran.)
7 Twite, Mike, ed. (John Wegg, Bob Ogden, Ken Ellis, David Smith, Andy Saunders, Phillipa Hodgkiss, Bob Warters, John Foreman, Peter Moran.) FLYPAST. NO. 33. APRIL 1984. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1984. 
68 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 4 pages color. Contents: FlyPast Tours; Type Report (Mosquito and Tiger Moth); Carvair Survivors (two Carvairs in Hawaii); Spitfire Reu nion (an RAF pilot reunited with the Mk VIII Spitfire he last flew in 1945); Aviation Museums of the World (Hungary); Presevation Project (Meteor F.8 WK914); Air Show '84; Airfield Archaeology (USAF base, Deenethorpe, Northants.); A Pilot' s D i a r y ( e xcerpts from WW2 Sergeant Pilot's diary); Junker recovery (crashed German bomber); Saving a Typhoon (from Pagham Harbour); Benoist Anniversary (70th anniversary flight of world's first scheduled airline service); Preservation News; T h e Ba tt le o f t he Heligoland Bight (1939); Aviation Archaeology (wrecks). Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear to covers, light wear on spine, very lig ht ru bb ing on re ar co ver , s mall ghost sticker mark on front cover with slight glue residue, small corner crease on front cover, light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 22.  MAY 1983.  (FLY PAST.), Twite, Mike, ed.  (Ken Ellis, Michael Fopp, Eric hayward, Hans Schmoller-Haldy, John Smith, Paul Coggan, Bob Ogden, Donald Hannah, Peter Moran.)
8 Twite, Mike, ed. (Ken Ellis, Michael Fopp, Eric hayward, Hans Schmoller-Haldy, John Smith, Paul Coggan, Bob Ogden, Donald Hannah, Peter Moran.) FLYPAST. NO. 22. MAY 1983. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1983. 
60 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 4 pages color. Contents: Preservation Project (Lincolnshire Aviation Museum Fairchild Argus - replacing fabric with glass fibre); Bombe r Museum opens (Bomber Command Museum); G-HUNT reborn (Hawker Hunter); Preservation News; Air Show '83; I Remember (Luftwaffe pilot Hans Schmoller-Haldy); Preserved Vulcans (Avro Vulcan B2s); Southend Auction (Historic Aircraft Museum); Wo r l d ' s f a s t est piston aircraft (F-51 Mustang 'Red Baron'); Museums of South Africa; Warplanes in Civvies (Avro Lancaster); Aviation Archaeology. Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ex te ri or - mi no r edge wear to covers; light wear on spine; very light rubbing on rear cover, light browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at hinges, old price inked out on front cover, soft corner creases/curling. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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