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1 Baylay, G.T., Lieut.-Colonel, et al. THE REGIMENTAL HISTORY OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S FOOT GUARDS.
Ottawa The Regiment 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
268 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). The soft cover first edition has been here rebound in bright red buckram with gold lettering/banding on spine, gold insignia on front board - retaining the original blue soft covers and map endpapers. B&w photographs and colour maps (most fold-out). Chapter headings: From Organization to 1914; From One World War to Another, 1914-1939; War Service in Canada; War Service in England; Embarkation for France - To Hill 239; The Pursuit to the Somme - Belgium; Freeing the Port of Antwerp - Patrolling the Maas; The Ardennes Offensive and Return to Rosmalen - The Hochwald - Tilburg and Berkel; Germany - The Return Home; The 2nd Reserve Battalion; Epilogue; History of the Regimental Rifle Association; Appendices - Roll of Honour; Honours and Awards; "For Valour"; Regimental Colours, Dress and Customs; Nominal Roll; Glossary. Light browning to top/bottom of text block, top/bottom of text block are not trimmed flat from manufacturing process, approx. half the pages have a tiny piece missing or a tiny bump at top corner, approx. pages 81 to 94 have very light scuffing to top edge. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
2 Cortesi, Lawrence. VALOR IN THE BULGE.
Zebra, (New York, 1986), Ist Zebra printing. 
270 pp, paperback. "For five days Hitler's luck and the weather held as the Germans, catching the Allied High Command by surprise, overran American lines and advanced inexorably forward. But stubborn and courageous resistance by scattered U.S. uni ts and the heroic defense of Bastogne by the 101st Airborne in some of the fiercest fighting of the war would seal the fate of the Nazi juggernaut..." B&w photos and maps. Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight wit h n o p r e v i o us ownership marks. Exterior - light/moderate edgewear, soft crease to top corner of back cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG- 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE:  HITLER'S FINAL GAMBLE., Delaforce, Patrick.
3 Delaforce, Patrick. THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE: HITLER'S FINAL GAMBLE.
Pearson, Harlow, 2006. 
430 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1405840625 "After their success in Normandy in the summer of 1944 the Allies thought that the war would be 'over by Christmas'. But in the autumn Adolf Hitler decided to take an incredible gamble. I f it had succeeded, he would have seized the crucial supply port of Antwerp, and divided and cut off half the Allied armies in Belgium and Holland. The final outcome could have been their surrender or at best a second 'Dunkirk'. Patrick De l a f o r c e tells the story of the furious fighting and heavy losses and how close Hitler came to being successful. Featuring individual stories from the American, British and German combatants in the Ardennes battle, and illustrated with photog ra ph s an d dr aw i ngs (many from American war artists) and battle plans, this book provides a gripping account of one of the most important battles of the Second World War." Interior - small corner crease on page 207/8, very small bump to top co rne r o f las t few pa ge s, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very small crease at top corner of rear cover, two light creases down spine, small indentation on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG., Edwards, Tudor.
4 Edwards, Tudor. BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG.
London B.T. Batsford 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
128 pp, 8 3/4" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, 2 maps. "Belgium, Luxembourg and French Flanders are included in this survey of an area which is, intentionally, treated more as a cultural than a nationalistic entity. It is an area whose buildings, customs and people share a common quality that traverses national frontiers: a quality which appears equally in the Grandes Places of Antwerp, Malines and Brussels, in the canal-side architecture of Bruges and Ghent, and in the characteristic processions and fetes of Furnes, Echternach, Binche, Mons and Douai, to name only five of many." Soft corner crease on Preface page, minor winkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and some edges - darker at top edge of flaps, 1" edge tear with soft crease at top of rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SIX MONTHS TO OBLIVION: THE DEFEAT OF THE LUFTWAFFE FIGHTER FORCE OVER THE WESTERN FRONT, 1944-1945., Girbig, Werner.  Dust jacket art by Steven Ferguson.
5 Girbig, Werner. Dust jacket art by Steven Ferguson. SIX MONTHS TO OBLIVION: THE DEFEAT OF THE LUFTWAFFE FIGHTER FORCE OVER THE WESTERN FRONT, 1944-1945.
Schiffer, West Chester, PA, 1991. 
228 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887403484 B&w photographs, maps. "Covers the last chapter, the decline and fall of the air defense of Germany at the end of World War II. It is a diary of losses and a chronicle in w hich the fighter pilots plays the lead. It tells of the young men who joined their squadrons full of optimisim and derring-do, only to give their lives to no purpose in a last desperate endeavour. The focal point of (this book) is the contro v e r s i a l Operation 'Bodenplatte' on the morning of New Year's Day 1945, an operation in which the German fighter force received its final mortal wound - losing some 230 aircrew in less than four hours, the fighter units suffered their most seve re d ef ea t. Only now, after years of evaluation of all available sources, can the true figures of fighter losses on January 1, 1945 be reported. But this picture of the sacrifice of fighter formations does not mean that fighter pilots were unab le to sco re suc c esses. The figures for enemy aircraft shot down and the contact reports show clearly that the German pilots could still both parry and deal out hard punches. Few people have any real idea of the actual scale of the German fighte r f orc e's sac rifi ce . The imagination boggles at the tragic events that took place in the skies over Europe as the war neared its end, and even in the perspective of history the full extent of the debacle can scarcely be depicted. (Here, the a utho r) e xpla ins these la st six months of the Luftwaffe and the fall of a once mighty air force." Dust jacket has very light wrinkle at top of spine and front flap-fold. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PARA!  FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT., Harclerode, Peter.  Foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray.
6 Harclerode, Peter. Foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray. PARA! FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT.
Brockhampton, London, 1999. 
415 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1860199127 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The catalyst for the formation of British airborne forces came with the spectacular display of the capabilities of airborne assault by the German forces in the blitzkrieg against the west in 1940. Impressed by the daring and courage of the fallschirmjager, Churchill sought to create a similar arm for the British Army. Initially airborne operations were carried out by volunteers from all regiments and corps. While Britain was on the defensive, the newly formed parachute units took part in two airborne raids, carrying the war to the enemy in Italy and France. Of these, the most famous is the raid on Bruneval in 1942, duri ng which German rad ar technology was captured. By the time the Allies were ready to invade 'Fortress Europe' in 1944, The Parachute Regiment, which had been formed in 1942, comprised a large number of well equipped and highly trained battali o n s . Those of the 6th Air borne Division were given the task of holding the vital left flank of the Normandy invasion beaches to block German reinforcements and ensure swift Allied breakout over the strategically vital bridges. The Regiment's m os t fa mo u s hour was again an e xcellent example of the nature of the warfare it had been conceived to conduct: the ill-fated combined airborne/ground assault in Holland in September 1944 depended entirely on a surprise airborne assault to open a c or rid or in t o Germany along which the British Second Army was to pour into the heart of Hitler's Reich. Although the plan failed, it firmly established The Parachute Regiment as an elite force: tough, well-trained and capable of undertaking haza rdo us o per ati on s deep in enemy territ ory. This tradition is no less true now, fifty years on, with the post-war period having seen many further stirring examples of the Regiment's skill and valour throughout the world: from Suez and the jungl es o f Mal aya to t he mountains of the Radfan , the Falkland Islands and duties in Northern Ireland." Minor rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at bottom of spine a few very light areas elsewhere, very light rubb ing. Very Good +/V ery Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE WESTERN FRONT 1914., Historical Section, General Staff, Army Headquarters, Ottawa.
7 Historical Section, General Staff, Army Headquarters, Ottawa. THE WESTERN FRONT 1914.
Directorate of Military Training, Army Headquarters, Ottawa, 1957. 
192 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. Maps. Chapter headings: The Background of the War; The Battle of the Frontiers; Mons, Le Cateau and Guise-St. Quentin; The Battle of the Marne; The Battle of Aisne; The 'Race to the Sea'; The Battles of Ypres 1914; Summary and Commentary; Appendix. Interior - soft crease at top corner of first and last few pages, a few tiny faint specs on title-page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - creasing to front cover, small closed tear at bottom of front hinge, previous owners name on front cover, soiling to covers, browning on spine. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH CHATEAUX OPEN TO THE PUBLIC., Holden, Angus and Dutton, Ralph.
8 Holden, Angus and Dutton, Ralph. FRENCH CHATEAUX OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
London George Allen & Unwin 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
156 pp + publisher's advertisements, 7 1/4" H. 8 sepiatone photographs, including frontispiece (collated). "The first guide-book of its kind to nearly sixty chateaux scattered across France, some world famous, some almost unknown, and all of which are regularly inhabited. An architectural and historical description, the exact times of opening, prices of admission (at time of publishing), and whereabouts of each chateau are given." The chateaux are grouped geographically under: Aisne; Allier; Ardennes; Cantal; Charente-Inferieure; Cher; Cote-d'Or; Eure-et-Loir; Indre-et-Loire; Loir-et-Cher; Loire-Inferieure; Loiret; Mayenne; Orne; Sarthe; Seine-et-Marne; Seine-et-Oise; Vaucluse; Yonne. The book closes with a list of "Other Chateau, either uninhabited or in ruins, open to the public". Very light browning on endpapers, tiny liquid mark on top of text block, very small light corner bumps, light soiling and very light browning on boards, light browning and some tiny and small stains on spine and rear hinge. Dust jacket has very light browning, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny and small edge tears - archivally taped, soft crease down spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
PARAS VERSUS THE REICH: CANADA'S PARATROOPERS AT WAR, 1942-45., Horn, Bernd, Lieutenant-Colonel and Wyczynski, Michel.  Foreword by Brigadier (retired) S. James L. Hill.
9 Horn, Bernd, Lieutenant-Colonel and Wyczynski, Michel. Foreword by Brigadier (retired) S. James L. Hill. PARAS VERSUS THE REICH: CANADA'S PARATROOPERS AT WAR, 1942-45.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2003, first edition. 
351 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550024701 B&w drawings, maps. "This meticulously researched book traces the development of airborne forces from earliest mythology to their earth-shattering debut in the Second World War. More important ly, it reveals in exacting detail the story of Canada's paratroopers - from the early resistance to their establishment, the rigorous selection process and gruelling training, to their unrivalled combat record. It tells the story of the 1st C a n a d i a n Parachute Battalion, which never failed to achieve its assigned missions, nor did it ever lose an objective once captured. Through the pages of this book the reader will experience the exceptional courage, endurance, fighting skill, a nd t en ac it y of Canada's paratroopers in the Second World War." Inside - tiny curl at bottom corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - rubbing to glossy covers, small crease at bottom corner of fr ont co ver , slight waviness to edges of text block. Very Good- 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
10 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 26 NO. 2. FEBRUARY 1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 00264083 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
70 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and drawings. Contents: Ardennes 1944: Converting a Dragon 'Warrior Series' plastic figure kit; Big Sturmtiger: Scratch building a 1:10 scale model; Enhancing Emhar's Whippet: Building and improving a 1:35 scale WWI tank kit; Military History in Flat Figures: Ancient Egypt - a colourful period of history; Gunpowder: Concluding the two-part feature on the evolution of firearms; Painting Figures with Acrylics: How to with Andrea Miniatures' 1:8 scale German soldier, step-by-step; Russia's German Tank: History and scale drawings of Edward Grote's tank; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; On Parade: Books reviewed; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargamers; Readers' Models: A chance to see your model in colour in the world's leading military modelling magazine: Despatch: Readers' letters; "Atten-shun!"; New products reviewed. Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - small crease at top corner of front cover - migrates into first few pages, minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE CHRONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF WORLD WAR TWO.  (WORLD WAR II), Messenger, Charles.
11 Messenger, Charles. THE CHRONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF WORLD WAR TWO. (WORLD WAR II)
New York Macmillan 1989 0025843915 / 9780025843912 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Richard and Hazel Watson, maps. 
255 pp, 11 3/4" H. Over 200 maps/battle plans in shades of black, white and red. "(T)his book provides a continuous, chronological narrative, linking the theatres and showing how each affected the others, and the way in which the protagonists were forced to adjust the deployment of armies and resources between them. Each two-page spread describes and maps a particular phase in the conflict, linking its position in the order of events to previous and subsequent topics. Graphic keys supply at-a-glance locations in time and place, while a cursor bar shows the phase of the overall conflict. The maps have been designed to complement and amplify the chronological text, presenting not only the main events but also showing peripheral and incidental information to aid the reader in forming a clear picture of the course of the war. Areas depicted have been chosen with care, to include all the zones and their implicit factors that impinged upon the decision-making of the com-manders in the field as well as their political masters. As a narrative, graphic history of the Second World War, this book will provide new insights for the expert as well as a uniquely comprehensible overview for the layman." Section headings: Introduction; The Legacy of the First World War; Just a European War; Britain Alone; Hitler Turns East; The Dark Before the Dawn; Tide on the Turn; Slowly But Surley; Europe Re-Entered; Liberation; Closing In; Victory in Europe; The Ultimate Weapon; The Legacy; Further Reading; Index. Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ESSENTIAL VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE: WESTERN ALLIED TANKS 1939-45., Porter, David.
12 Porter, David. THE ESSENTIAL VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE: WESTERN ALLIED TANKS 1939-45.
Amber, London, 2010, reprint. 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781906626327 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, colour profiles, insignia. "(O)ffers a highly-illustrated guide to the main armored fighting vehicles used by the Western Al lies in the European theater during World War II. Organized chronologically by campaign, the book features a wide range of vehicles from every Allied country, including Poland, Holland, Belgium, France, Canada, Australia, the UK, and the U.S.A. ( I)ncludes all the maj or and many minor tank types, with variants of the M4 Sherman, Stuart, Churchill, and Matilda, as well as mat-laying, engineering, and mine-clearing versions. Lesser-known models from the early years of the war, armored cars , halftracks, trucks, an d amphibious vehicles make this a rounded compendium of Western Allied armored fighting vehicles. Sample unit structures and orders of battle from company up to corps level provide an organizational context for key campaig n s, such as the Battle of France and the Normandy Landings." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper; old price 'blacked out' on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has some minor edgfe wrinlkling, small soft crease a t t op of front hinge. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
FRANCE 1940:  BLITZKRIEG IN THE WEST.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGNS SERIES 3., Shepperd, Alan.  General editor David G. Chandler.
13 Shepperd, Alan. General editor David G. Chandler. FRANCE 1940: BLITZKRIEG IN THE WEST. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGNS SERIES 3.
(Osprey, London, 1996), reprint. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0850459583 Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photos, maps, battle plans, drawings. "The German victory of 1940 stunned the world. Concentrating on the decisive panzer blitzkrieg, Alan Shepp erd charts the sequence of events from the forward movement of the Allies to Belgium and the devastating advance of the Germans through the Ardennes to the British evacuation from Dunkirk." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, author i t a t i v e accounts of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and c ol ou r pl at es accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - clean and ti ght w ith no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft corner crease at top of rear cover - larger crease at bottom corner. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LUXEMBOURG:  LAND OF LEGENDS., Taylor-Whitehead, W.J.
14 Taylor-Whitehead, W.J. LUXEMBOURG: LAND OF LEGENDS.
London Constable 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 
130 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Introduction to Luxembourg (The History / The Land and Its People); The Legends (Luxembourg Ville - The Birth of a City / Koerich - The Damnation of Siegfroid / Luxembourg Ville - Our Lady of Luxembourg / Beggen - The Magic Flan / Vianden - Marie of Vianden / Bildchen - The Madonna of Bildchen / Falkenstein - The Sin of Euphrosine / Brandenbourg - Otho the Huntsman / Bourscheid - The Grim Crusader / Hollenfels - Stonehard / Ansembourg - The Spinning Wheel / Septfontaines - The Robbers' Castle / Echternach - The Fiddler of Echternach / Petite Suisse - Griselinde / Esch on the Sure - The Terrible Bells / Mont St Jean - The Fair Elizabeth / Mont St Jean - Lucine / Kahlenberg - The Calvary Chapel / Schuttbourg - The Peaceful Schloss); The Heroes (The Wandering King / The Great Jean Beck / The Peasants' War - Kloppelkriech); Epilogue; Appendix: Things to know about Luxembourg; Bibliography; Index. Heavy foxing on top of text block, some light foxing at top of gutter of first few pages, small bump at top corner of both boards, minor edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny tears and chips, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel, foxing along top edge - mainly on inside. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AUGUST 1914., Tuchman, Barbara W.
15 Tuchman, Barbara W. AUGUST 1914.
Constable, London, 1962, first edition. 
499 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates, maps. "It is not too much to say that the first thirty days of battle determined the future course of the First World War, the terms of the peace and the shape of the nations of our time. The bloody catalogue of the battles of August 1914 contains the almost legendary names of Liege, Mons, the Battle of the Frontiers, Charleroi, and Tannenberg, where generals' reputations were made or broken, and opportunities grasped or missed. Here is the indomitable Joffre rebuilding his shattered armies, Samsonov committing suicide after the annihilation of his army at Tannenberg (a staggering defeat that, perhaps, gave victory to Russia's allies), von Kluck stubbornly committed to his fatal mistake with Paris within his grasp, and Admiral Souchon in the 'Goeben' setting his desperate and fateful course for Constantinople. Here is Sir John French steadfastly refusing to work with his French ally, the brilliant Lanrezac 'limoge', perhaps, for being right too often, the sick Gallieni resolutely preparing the defence of Paris; and Winston Churchill, 'the only British minister to have a perfectly clear conviction of what Britain should do', acting upon his conviction without hesitation. The story begins with a brilliant and majestic set piece describing the funeral of Edward VII, which was attended by all the royalty, nobility and aristocracy of Europe, and marked the end of a splendid era. The reader is then swept into the magnificent narrative: firstly of the plans of the German, French, British and Russian General Staffs, all prepared some ten years before the war, none allowing for the contingencies of others; then of the tense and dramatic hours and minutes in Berlin, Paris, London and St. Petersburg that led to the outbreak of war; and finally of the invasion of Belgium, the advance through France according to plan, and the huge clash on the Eastern front. The narrative ends on the eve of the Battle of the Marne which just saved the war from being won by Germany. By that time the original plans of all the belligerents were in ruins." Book is slightly curved, minor edge wear, slight fading to colour on top of spine, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, several small and tiny edge tears, light browning on spine and flap-folds/edges, light soiling. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
16 Whiting, Charles. THE LAST ASSAULT: THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE REASSESSED.
Leo Cooper, London, (1994). 
238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, map. "It has generally been assumed by historians of the Second World War that the Americans were caught completely unawares by the last great German offensive - the drive into the Ardennes in December, 1944, known as the Battle of the Bulge. But were they in fact caught unawares? In this remarkable reappraisal of those hectic days which preceded the last Christmas of the War, Charles Whiting argues that the answer is very probably that they were not...What is certain is that ever since the end of the Second World War the guardians of the files relating to the Battle of the Bulge in the United States have been most unwilling to permit any examination thereof - this in spite of the Freedom of Information Act. So the author raises yet another question: 'Was somebody trying to cover something up and if so why?' On the basis of such information as he has been able to cull from those, as yet unsorted, files and on information provided by the numerous survivors of the battle with whom he has been in contact, (the author) attempts to answer these questions..." Previous owner's small label on free front endpaper, soiling to bottom 1/4" of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, very light edge wear/wrinkling, light soilng at bottom inside spine. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Williams, Geoffrey. Foreword by Sir Michael Beetham. FLYING THROUGH FIRE: FIDO - THE FOGBUSTERS OF WORLD WAR TWO.
London Grange 1996 1856279006 / 9781856279000 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
228 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings/plans. "In the early years of (World War II), RAF bomber crews, who frequently endured the opposition of German nightfighters and flak, returned home only to discover their airfields completely fog-bound. Desperately short of fuel and often disabled by severe battle damage, the many crashlandings that resulted took a savage toll in valuable aircraft and crews. Prompted by Winston Churchill, the challenge to overcome this deadly hazard was taken up by the government's Petroleum Warfare Department and the result was the development of FIDO - Fog Investigation and Dispersal Operation. Lines of burners fuelled by thousands of gallons of petrol were installed beside the runways to literally burn the fog off the airfields, thereby allowing aircraft to take-off and land in relative safety. (This book) portrays the early hair-raising attempts to produce fog-free airfields. The eventual result was a countrywide FIDO system at fifteen British airfields, covering most RAF and USAAF frontline Commands. By the time of the Ardennes Offensive in the winter of 1944, FIDO enabled over one thousand Allied aircraft and crews to make safe landings despite dense fog over Britain and the Continent. Book is lightly cracked between pages 116/7 - pages holding firmly, minor wear at bottom corners. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, a few faint line indentations on rear panel, two tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Williams, John. FRANCE: SUMMER 1940. BALLANTINE'S ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II. CAMPAIGN BOOK NO. 6.
Ballantine, New York, 1970, second printing. 
160 pp, 8 3/16" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps/battle plans, technical drawings. "The debacle stemmed directly from the Ardennes-Meuse breakthrough, and seven-tenths of Germany's total armoured strength - opposed o nly by the frail screen of the French army's most vulnerable positions - was able to reach the channel coast and roll up the Allies' northern armies." Interior - previous owner's small ink stamp and circular embossed stamp on contents page, small w ater mark on edge of first page and inside edge of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small water stain at top corner of front cover, book is slightly cocked, light browning and fa int crease on spine, previous owner's ink stamp on bottom of text block, minor rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 7.50 USD
 


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