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[4 WWII HOME GUARD-RELATED ITEMS].  HOME GUARD: A HANDBOOK FOR THE L.D.V.  With: SPOT THEM IN THE AIR! and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 4 - ENGINEERS and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 5 - RECONAISSANCE UNITS., Brophy, John, et al.
1 Brophy, John, et al. [4 WWII HOME GUARD-RELATED ITEMS]. HOME GUARD: A HANDBOOK FOR THE L.D.V. With: SPOT THEM IN THE AIR! and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 4 - ENGINEERS and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 5 - RECONAISSANCE UNITS.
London Hodder & Stoughton / Daily Mirror / General Staff, War Office 1940 Soft Cover Good 
1. Home Guard: A Handbook for the L.D.V. (Local Defence Volunteers) - 126 pp, 5 1/4" H. September 1940 - reprint in same month as first printing. Red/orange cloth with black and gray lettering. Contents: Author's Foreword; What the Job Is; Resisting the Invader; The Watch of the Skies; Defence Works and Anti-Tank Warfare; The Arms of the L.D.V.; The Use of the Rifle; The Last Word. 2. Spot Them in the Air! - 32 pp, staples in wraps, 8 3/8" H, published by the Daily Mirror, n.d. B&w photographs and three-view silhouettes of British and German aircraft with short descriptions. 3. Popular Guide to the German Army No. 4 - Engineers - 8 pp formed from a single folded sheet - folded size 9 5/8" H x 7 3/6" W - prepared by the General Staff, War Office, July 1941. B&w diagrams, double page drawing. Includes sections on River Crossings and Booby Traps. 4. Popular Guide to the German Army No. 5 - Reconaissance Units (Recce Units) - format as above - 9 13/16" H x 7 1/2" W - November 1941. B&w organization charts, double page drawing. Both these guides have the following printed on the front page "Not to be published. The information given in this document is not to be communicated, either directly or indirectly, to the Press or to any person not holding an official position in His Majesty's Service." Home Guard: A Handbook for the L.D.V. Interior - previous owner's pencilled notes on illustration page 96, most pages have some soft wrinkling at the fore-edge otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear - mainly on spine, corner crease on front cover, very light soiling on rear cover, wrinkling/creasing on spine, darkening/soiling to edges of text block. Spot Them in the Air. Interior - very small crease and some foxing at top corner of first page. Exterior - area of foxing marks at top corner of front cover, light wear on spine, very light browning and light soiling on rear cover. Popular Guides No 4 & No 5 have 1/4 fold creases, minor browning, light to moderate wrinkling, No 5 has a 2" fold tear archivally taped and several tiny holes at fold intersections. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
S.W.A.T. TEAM MANUAL.  PALADIN FM-1698.  (SWAT), Cappel, Robert P.  Edited by Thomas R. Myers.
2 Cappel, Robert P. Edited by Thomas R. Myers. S.W.A.T. TEAM MANUAL. PALADIN FM-1698. (SWAT)
Paladin Press, Boulder, Colorado, 1979. 
134 pp, small 4to (10 15/16" H), soft cover (three-hole punched). ISBN 0873641698 B&w illustrations. "The contents of this manual provide guidance and insight into operational procedures, tactics, and theories pertaining to Special Weapons and Ta ctics (SWAT) Operations. This manual is by no means 'all inclusive'. However, as one who has researched this subject in depth during the past six years, I will say it is the most definitive and complete manual know to me at this time. Th i s m a n u a l does not prescribe departmental policy in any given situation, rather, it provides information and illustrates procedures that will be required to make a sound decision when employing a SWAT unit." Interior - light cigarette odor, p re v io us o wn er 's small stamp on inside of front cover, small soft crease in top margin of pages, tiny crease at top corner of pages, small bump at top edge of first 58 pages and at bottom edge of all apges. Exterior - scattered tiny foxin g m ark s on cov ers , v ery li ght edge wear, light creases/bumps on front cover. Good reference copy. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
RICHTHOFEN: BEYOND THE LEGEND OF THE RED BARON., Kilduff, Peter.
3 Kilduff, Peter. RICHTHOFEN: BEYOND THE LEGEND OF THE RED BARON.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199909 / 9781860199905 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(P)rovides the first clear, fully-documented view of Manfred von Richthofen as an air-fighter, exemplary leader and an important figure in the development of German fighter units and tactics in the First World War. It was made possible by extensive research and, with the end of the Cold War, the release of significant documents in eastern Germany that had been unavailable to western historians since before the Second World War. It traces the development of German fighter aviation from the early single-aircraft aerial ambushes to the massed attacks of Jadgeschwader I, the battle force that Richthofen developed into a highly effective weapon. Richthofen's own Air Combat Operations Manual, completed shortly before his death in combat, is included in its entirety." Tiny dint on bottom edge of front board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RICHTHOFEN: BEYOND THE LEGEND OF THE RED BARON., Kilduff, Peter.
4 Kilduff, Peter. RICHTHOFEN: BEYOND THE LEGEND OF THE RED BARON.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199909 / 9781860199905 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(P)rovides the first clear, fully-documented view of Manfred von Richthofen as an air-fighter, exemplary leader and an important figure in the development of German fighter units and tactics in the First World War. It was made possible by extensive research and, with the end of the Cold War, the release of significant documents in eastern Germany that had been unavailable to western historians since before the Second World War. It traces the development of German fighter aviation from the early single-aircraft aerial ambushes to the massed attacks of Jadgeschwader I, the battle force that Richthofen developed into a highly effective weapon. Richthofen's own Air Combat Operations Manual, completed shortly before his death in combat, is included in its entirety." Very minor rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge of rear panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
5 Kilduff, Peter. THE RED BARON: BEYONDTHE LEGEND
Cassell, London, (2002), reprint. 
256 pp, soft cover. ISBN 0304352071 B&w photographs. "(P)rovides the first clear, fully-documented view of Manfred von Richthofen as an air-fighter, exemplary leader and an important figure in the development of German fighter units and tactics in the First World War. It was made possible by extensive research and, with the end of the Cold War, the release of significant documents in eastern Germany that had been unavailable to western historians since before the Second World War. It tr aces the development of German fighter aviation from the early single-aircraft aerial ambushes to the massed attacks of JadgeschwaderI, the battle force that Richthofen developed into a highly effective weapon. - Richthofen's own Air Combat Oper a t i o ns Manual, completed shortly before his death in combat, is included in its entirety." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very faint crease down spine, one very small corner crease, tiny dint at top cor ne r of f ront cover, minor rubbing indentations on covers. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ALL ELEVATIONS UNKNOWN:  AN ADVENTURE IN THE HEART OF BORNEO., Lightner, Sam, Jr.
6 Lightner, Sam, Jr. ALL ELEVATIONS UNKNOWN: AN ADVENTURE IN THE HEART OF BORNEO.
New York Broadway Books 2001 0767907566 / 9780767907569 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
239 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers. "In the spring of 1999, armed with little more than a descriptiion from a book and a map labeled 'all elevations unknown', Sam Lightner and his German rock-climbing buddy, Volker, found themselves deep in the jungles of Borneo on a mission to climb a mountain that was only rumored to exist. They had only their climbing expertise to rely on and a copy of a little-known book titled 'World Within', written by Major Tom Harrisson, a British World War II soldier who had been one of the first white men ever to explore the interior jungles of the island and interact with its native peoples. He had also constructed one of the most daring and unusual campaigns in military history: In 1945, he had been assigned the near-impossible mission of parachuting blindly into the thick Borneo rain forests to unite the feuding native tribes - who then had a grisly habit of cutting off heads - against the Japanese in order to reclaim the island for the Allies. A captivating, utterly original combination of travel-adventure memoir and historical re-creation, (this book) charts Lightner's exhilarating, often harrowing quest to ascend the mountain Batu Lawi in the face of leeches, vipers, and sweat bees, and to keep his team together in one of the earth's most treacherous uncharted pockets. Along the way, (he) reconstructs a fascinating historical narrative that chronicles Tom Harrisson's adventures in Borneo during the war and illuminates an astonishing piece of forgotten World War II history. Rife with suspense and vivid detail, the two intertwining tales open up the island of Borneo, its people, and its history in a powerful, unforgettable way, and take adventure writing to new heights - ultimately the remarkable story of two adventures, separated by fifty years and united by one mountain." Dust jacket has some very light wrinkling along top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Linderer, Gary A. BLACK BERETS AND PAINTED FACES: THE STORY OF A LRP IN VIETNAM. (THE EYES OF THE EAGLE / EYES BEHIND THE LINES.)
Garden City, New York Guild America 1991 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
486 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "They were the men of F Co., 58th Infantry, LRPs Company (the Howlers) of the 101st Airborne. Now, in this exclusive 2-in-1 volume, comprising 'Eyes of the Eagle' and 'Eyes Behind the Lines', Gary Linderer takes you into the bush with the LRPs. There, you'll see everything he saw and experience everything he did. It began for Linderer when he volunteered to 'serve with the best of the best' in Nam. Within two weeks of landing at Bien Hoa Air Base, he raised his hand again to join the LRPs. He'd put himself in line for some of the hairiest assignments in Nam - performed with some unusual individuals. Linderer at times alternated walking point with a soldier who loved danger so much that he would roam out of touch with his team, or sneak beneath the perimeter wire at night with only a Ka-Bar knife. It didn't end until Linderer had been wounded several times, found himself a team leader surrounded by 'new meat', and won a battlefield commission! Along the way his missions ranged from booby-trapping a VC ams cache followed by a quick extraction back to base, to an operation that was supposed to last a few hours - and turned into a seven-day nightmare in a fog-shrouded valley 'Mr. Charles' called home. Join the men of F Company and see what it was like to be the 'eyes of the Eagle'!" Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Ryan, Riley. THE DAKOTA DEAL. LION BOOKS 187.
Lion Books, New York, 1954 (A Lion Original). 
128 pp, mass market paperback. "They rode by night, surrounded his place, poked their gleaming rifles at him. They tied him to a fencepost. And then, the torchlight throwing long twisting shadows over the land, he watched them take Beth, throw he r to the ground, and - And rape her. There wasn't much that Johnny Burr remembered after that. Not that it mattered. There wasn't much to remember. Just one man's face. A man named Zack. He would find Zack, trail him a thousand mile s i f h e h ad to, but find him. And when he did - And when he did, he'd beat the man to death.... But when he did find Zack, Zack was a smiling man who walked easy and carried two guns. And Zack had a hundred men behind him. But worst of a ll , h is na me wa sn't Zack - and Johnny wasn't sure. He wasn't sure this man he had come so far to kill was the right man. And so he waited, the vengeance gorging him, turning him sick with rage. And while he waited, Zack coolly plotted John ny' s dea th. " I nte r ior - light to moderate browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - edges of textblock browned, book is cocked, very light edge wear - more on spine edges, slight fading to color on sp ine/ rear h inge . G oo d 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
SMALL WARS MANUAL - UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS 1940., Schaffer, Ronald, introduction.
9 Schaffer, Ronald, introduction. SMALL WARS MANUAL - UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS 1940.
Manhattan, Kansas Sunflower University Press 1996 0897451120 / 9780897451123 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
8 1/2" H, b&w illustrations. Facsimile reprint of 1940 edition, with introduction. Chapter headings: Introduction; Organization; Logistics; Training; Initial operations; Infantry patrols; Mounted detachments; Convoys and convoy escorts; Aviation; River operations; Disarmament of population; Armed native organizations; Military government; Supervision of elections; Withdrawal. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine lightly twisted, two small soft corner creases, minor edge wear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SMALL WARS MANUAL - UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS 1940., Schaffer, Ronald, introduction.
10 Schaffer, Ronald, introduction. SMALL WARS MANUAL - UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS 1940.
Manhattan, Kansas Sunflower University Press 1996 0897451120 / 9780897451123 Reprint Soft Cover Near Fine 
8 1/2" H, b&w illustrations. Facsimile reprint of 1940 edition, with introduction. Chapter headings: Introduction; Organization; Logistics; Training; Initial operations; Infantry patrols; Mounted detachments; Convoys and convoy escorts; Aviation; River operations; Disarmament of population; Armed native organizations; Military government; Supervision of elections; Withdrawal. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF THE SPECIAL FORCES., White, Terry.
11 White, Terry. FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF THE SPECIAL FORCES.
Century, London, 1993, first edition. 
272 pp, 9 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0712648194 B&w illustrations. "From the training manuals of the world's fiercest fighting units, Terry White reveals the secrets of their trade. The mind of man is never more ingenious than when inventing metho ds of waging war. The body of man is never pushed closer to the limits than in the practical application of these methods. (This book) chooses the best, the most demanding methods used by special forces around the world, including the SAS, the A u s tralian Special Air Service, the Canadian Special Service Force, Spetsnaz, Grenschutzgruppe-9 and the US Navy SEAL Teams." Interior - one page with tiny corner crease otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very m in or e dge wear and very minor soiling. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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