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1 Asquith, Stuart, editor. Foreword by Brigadier A.J. MacG. Percival. REGIMENT: THE MILITARY HERITAGE COLLECTION. ISSUE SIXTEEN: THE 22ND (CHESHIRE) REGIMENT 1689-1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H - magazine format. October/November 1996. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies. "An invaluable source for historians, hobbyists and model makers." Contents: The Regiment Today; The 17th and 18th Centuries; The 19th Century; Queen Victoria's Wars; The Great War 1914-1918; Between the Wars; The Second World War; The Post War Years 1945-96; The Volunteer and Territorial Battalions; The Cheshire Military Museum. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear on spine, light browning to edges of pages. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
REGIMENT: THE MILITARY HERITAGE COLLECTION.  ISSUE SIXTEEN: THE 22ND (CHESHIRE) REGIMENT 1689-1996., Asquith, Stuart, editor.  Foreword by Brigadier A.J. MacG. Percival.
2 Asquith, Stuart, editor. Foreword by Brigadier A.J. MacG. Percival. REGIMENT: THE MILITARY HERITAGE COLLECTION. ISSUE SIXTEEN: THE 22ND (CHESHIRE) REGIMENT 1689-1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H - magazine format. October/November 1996. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies. "An invaluable source for historians, hobbyists and model makers." Contents: The Regiment Today; The 17th and 18th Centuries; The 19th Century; Queen Victoria's Wars; The Great War 1914-1918; Between the Wars; The Second World War; The Post War Years 1945-96; The Volunteer and Territorial Battalions; The Cheshire Military Museum. Interior - small soft bump at top corner of pages, light wrinkles at fore-edge of first two pages, otherwise clean and tight with other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft bump at top corner, minor wear on spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
3 Bowyer, Chaz. BOMBER BARONS.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire Leo Cooper 2001 085052802X / 9780850528022 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
222 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "By the end of the Second World War, a grim total of 55,000 air crew of Bomber Command has lost their lives. This figure comprised no less than seventy per cent of RAF fatalities. Yet, unlike their more glamorous fighter pilot colleagues, very few bomber pilots or crewmen were familiar household names to the general public. However, within the ranks of the RAF itself, some individuals stood out gaining high reputations for their courage and leadership, a respect achieved regardless of the decorations they had won or the number of sorties flown. These were the 'Bomber Barons'. In this authoritative book, (the author) chooses a selection of these men. Some like Leonard Cheshire, Guy Gibson and Hughie Edwards, are today well known but others such as Nick Knilans, Syd Clayton and Jo Lancaster, are familiar only to those 'in the know'. For each, the author details their careers and relates episodes that reflect the qualities that made them outstanding. At the same time, the reader learns of the unfolding dramatic development of Bomber Command from the comparatively uncoordinated, non-cohesive raids of the early part of the war to the highly-trained and deadly offensive weapon it became under Sir Arthur Harris, from 1942 AOC-in-C of Bomber Command, and the Greatest Baron of them all." Small very light stain in margin of page 16. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, a few very tiny dints, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
4 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
5 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine and front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Carroll, Lewis. (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.) Afterword by Anna South. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.
London Collector's Library 2004 1904633862 / 9781904633860 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ John Tenniel. 
283 pp, 6 3/16" H. Crimson cloth with gold lettering/ship on spine, blind stamped ship on front board. All edges gilt, patterned endpapers, integral ribbon bookmark. B&w illustrations. "When Alice tumbles down, down, down a rabbit hole one hot summer's afternoon in pursuit of a White Rabbit she finds herself in Wonderland. And here begin the fantastical adventures that will see her experiencing extraordinary changes in size, swimming in a pool of her own tears and attending the very maddest of tea parties. For Wonderland is no ordinary place and the characters that populate it are quite unlike anybody young Alice had ever met before. In this imaginary land she encoutners the savagely violent Queen, the lachrymose Mock Turtle, the laconic Cheshire Cat and the hookah-smoking caterpillar, each as surprising and outlandish as the next. 'Through the Looking-Glass' continues Alice's bizarre adventures, in which she meets more outlandish creations, including the Red Queen, the White Queen, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty and the White Knight." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket hasminor wrinkle a top of spine, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE CHESHIRE REGIMENT IN THE GREAT WAR.  SECOND EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS., Crookenden, Arthur.
7 Crookenden, Arthur. THE HISTORY OF THE CHESHIRE REGIMENT IN THE GREAT WAR. SECOND EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.
Privately published. 
358 pp, small 4to (10 5/16" H), hard cover (maroon boards with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps, battle plans (some fold-out). "The story of The Regiment in the Great War is mainly confined, in this book, to the Off icial Honours which we won. The incessant trench-holding which fell to the lot of Line Regiments involved continual calls on the courage and endurance of the men. But it seemed best to confine this history to named battles. Among these, a r e i n c l u ded some notable feats of arms which have, so far, not been officially recognised as Battle Honours...." In this, the second edition, "The account of the 6th Battalion action at Ancre, 13th to 18th Nov., 1915, has been re-written i n th e l ig ht o f fr esh information", and other additions and corrections have been made. Covers the Regiments actions in France and Flanders, Gallipoli, Palestine, Macedonia and Mesopotamia. Appendices: The Regiment's Roll of Honour; Victory M ar che s; M eda ls of th e G reat War; Individual Honours; Mobilization. Previous owners small stamp on front endpapers, corners lightly bumped, bumps/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small slight bump on fore-edge of front boards. VG 
Price: 165.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT IN CHESHIRE 1914-1920., Disbrowe, E.J.W.
8 Disbrowe, E.J.W. HISTORY OF THE VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT IN CHESHIRE 1914-1920.
Swain, Stockport, 1920. 
108 pp + fold-out map at rear, 7 3/8" H, hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold badge on front board) - no dust jacket. Errata slip tipped in. B&w photographs, map (Cheshire Volunteer Regiment, 1914-1920, Map of County of C heshire, Showing Battalion Areas). Chapter Headings: Outbreak of War, August 4th, 1914, to Recognition of Volunteer Force, February 29th, 1916; Commencement of Volunteer Movement to February 29th, 1916. The Fight for Recognition; Under W a r O f f i c e Administration, February 1916 - March 24th, 1920; Appendices: List of Volunteer Corps, with name of Hon. Secretary and Date of Formation; Summary of Receipts and Payments on Regimental and Battalion Accounts from the formation of t he R e gi me nt t o th e 31st March, 1916; Nominal Roll of Officers - Appointments previous to acceptance of Services by Crown, May 25th, 1916; Badges; Allocation of Company Areas (1915); Volunteer Units raised in 1804; Strength of Battalions fro m A pri l, 19 16, to Ar mi sti ce , November 11th, 1918; Attendance at Authorized Western Command Courses of Instruction; Roll of Officers and other Ranks who served with Special Service Companies - East Coast, 1918; List of Officers receiving Co mmis sion s s ubse quen t to Acc ept ance of Service by Crown. Light soiling and discloration from cloth on front pastedown, a few tiny foxing marks on free front endpaper, front inside hinge a little weak but holding well; fold-out map has a cr ease/ tiny tear at f ore-e dge, a sma ll t ear a t hi nge (archivally taped) and a 1 1/2" closed tear at top edge (archivally taped); corners of boards slightly bumped; light soiling to edges of textblock; light rubbing; fading to color on spine; a few s mall air b ubbles under clot h on f ront board; ligh t wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. G+ 
Price: 115.00 USD
 
 
BELOVED EMMA: THE LIFE OF EMMA LADY HAMILTON., Fraser, Flora.
9 Fraser, Flora. BELOVED EMMA: THE LIFE OF EMMA LADY HAMILTON.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1986, first edition. 
410 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297788957 Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "(C)harts Emma's life from her birth as the daughter of a Cheshire blacksmith to her death fifty years later in Calais in circumstances of poverty and neglect. (Fraser) deals in particular depth with the Italian period of Emma's life, when - as the wife of Sir William Hamilton, the affable, erudite British Minister at Naples - she became an intimate friend of the Queen of Naples and s at to all the portrait painters of Europe. The licentious climate of Naples provided an easy setting for Emma's famous romance with Lord Nelson: London Society's reaction to the affair is chronicled in fascinating detail. Flora Fraser sheds n e w l i ght on the shifting relationship between Emma, Nelson and Sir William at Paradise Merton, their home in Surrey, and explores Emma's later life - her strange, will-o'-the-wisp existence after the deaths of her husband and her lover. The a ut ho r h as h ad access to private manuscripts and illustrative material in England and Italy, and her extensive use of contemporary sources such as letters and diaries bring the period vividly to life." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dus t jac ket h as li ght edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing - small line indentations on rear panel, two tiny chips, a little dust staining at top of rear flap. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SYLVIA'S LOVERS., Gaskell, Elizabeth.  Introduced by Jenny Uglow.
10 Gaskell, Elizabeth. Introduced by Jenny Uglow. SYLVIA'S LOVERS.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Alexy Pendle. 
481 pp, 9 1/2" H. Purple and buff coloured cloth in a design by Frances Button, gold title block on spine with purple lettering, maroon endpapers. Nine b&w illustrations, plus colour frontispiece, by Alexy Pendle. Originally published in 1863, "(t)his edition follows the text of Shirley Foster's edition published by Penguin Books in 1996, with minor emendations." "(This) is the strangest and most poetic of all Elizabeth Gaskell's novels. Her subject took her away from familiar territory in urban Manchester and rural Cheshire to the bleak North East coast, and back in time from the early 1860s to the first days of the Napoleonic wars. The story is full of wildness and distance, from the arctic ice to the sands of Palestine, and it echoes with a sense of change and loss, guilt and repentence. Amid this outer bustle, with its threat of violence, we follow the turbulent inner lives of Sylvia Robson and the rivals for her love, the glamorous whaler Charley Kinraid and her cousin, the sober shopman Philip Hepburn. It is a saga of hopes and heartache." Small light dent on first five preliminary page leaves, slight gap between pages 196/197 at top of text block (caused by bookmark). Slipcase has minor rubbing on panels. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW., Irving, Washington.
11 Irving, Washington. THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW.
New York Cheshire House 1931 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Bernhardt Wall. 
62 pp, 11 5/16" H. Number 21 of an edition of 1200 copies. Beige textured cloth covers with dark brown lettering on spine, top edge brown. Six original etchings (including frontispiece) by Bernhardt Wall (collated). *No slipcase* Browning to spine, a hew letters on the spine title are not fully printed, light offset (from etchings) on pages opposite the etchings, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
AROUND THE HISTORIC CITY OF LONDON., Jarvis, Stan.  Illustrated by David Baker.
12 Jarvis, Stan. Illustrated by David Baker. AROUND THE HISTORIC CITY OF LONDON.
Bell & Hyman, London, 1981, first edition. 
127 pp, oblong (7 3/16" H x 8 3/8" D) hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 0713512490 B&w drawings, map. "No square mile in England is so packed with drama and history as the City of London. Here are the landmarks of the Roman occupation, the Great Fire, the Plague and the devastation of the Second World War. Here the visitor will find the centuries-old traditions of the livery halls and the bustling markets; the commercial heart of London in the great banks and f i n a n c e houses; the simple dignity of Sir Christopher Wren's city churches; and the world-famous sights such as the Tower of London. Stan Jarvis's sympathetic text reveals his wide knowledge of the City and David Baker's line drawings captur e th e un iq ue c haracter of streets, buildings and people." 2" very light line indentation on preliminary pages, tiny dint at bottom fore-edge of both boards, very light rubbing on rear board. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE EARL OF CHESTER'S REGIMENT OF YEOMANRY CAVALRY:  ITS FORMATION AND SERVICES, 1797 TO 1897., Leary, Frederick.  Foreword by Hugh A. Birley, Captain and Hon. Major E.C.Y.C.
13 Leary, Frederick. Foreword by Hugh A. Birley, Captain and Hon. Major E.C.Y.C. THE EARL OF CHESTER'S REGIMENT OF YEOMANRY CAVALRY: ITS FORMATION AND SERVICES, 1797 TO 1897.
Privately printed, Edinburgh, 1898, first edition, 
312 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover (red cloth spine with gold lettering, dark blue boards with silver insignia) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. 12 tissue-covered b&w plates (including frontispiece) - collated. "The compilation of the reco rds of the Cheshire Yeomanry, which completed its centenary in January 1897, was suggested some years ago, and they are now privately printed for the officers, non-commissioned officers, and yeomen, past and present, of the Regiment and ot h e r s u b s c r ibers...." Appendices: Roll of Officers of the Earl of Chester's Regiment of Yeomanry with Date of Commissions; Inspections and Reviews; Out in Aid of the Civil Power; Roll of the Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of the Ear l of C h es te r' s Re gi ment of Cheshire Gentlemen and Yeomanry Cavalry. Commanded by Colonel Sir John Fleming Leicester, Bart., &c, $c., &c., Tabley House, 19th September 1804; Muster Roll, October 1810; Muster Roll: Out in Aid of the Civil Pow er , 1 812 ; Mus ter Ro ll : M acc lesfield and Stockport Troops, 1814; Muster Roll: Out in Aid of Civil Power, 1817; Muster Roll, 1818; Adlington Lancers, February 18, 1820; Muster Roll, June 7, 1823; Muster Roll of Troops Out in Aid of the Civil Pow er, Augu st 183 9; D itto , A ugus t an d September 1842; Tatton and Congleton Troops: Out in Aid of Civil Power, 1848; Muster Roll of the Earl of Chester's Yeomanry Cavalry, April 1897; A List of the Names of All the Gent' That Stand Charged t o Fi nd H orsem en and A rmies unde r th e Com mand of the Right Wor'p'll Lieuten't Coll: S'r Philip Egerton, K't: with the Names of the Souldiers (sic) and Number of Horse every gent' stands charged to find; Bucklowe Hundred in the County of Chest er, 1 660; Regime nta l Orde r; Oat h of A llegi ance; Regim ental Orders. Index. Previous owner's small stamp on front endpapers; light browning, minor foxing and minor soiling on endpapers - mainly on free endpapers; one plate with light tiny fo xing m arks in top marg in; lig ht brow ning to fore- edge a nd bot tom of textblock; slight bump to top corner of boards and bottom edge of front board; very light rubbing; light edge wear; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; two small scuffs on top of te xtblock ; boo k slight ly cocke d. Very Good 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE CHESHIRE HOME GUARD FROM L.D.V. FORMATION TO STAND-DOWN, 1940-1944., Macdougall, A.I., Major-General, foreword by.
14 Macdougall, A.I., Major-General, foreword by. HISTORY OF THE CHESHIRE HOME GUARD FROM L.D.V. FORMATION TO STAND-DOWN, 1940-1944.
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1950, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (burgundy cloth with gold lettering/badge on front board) - no dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Formation; Commands and Administration; Medical Services; No. 5 Sec tor (Cheshire Sub-District); No. 6 Sector (Chester Sub-District); No. 7 Sector (Mersey Sub-District); No. 8 Sector (Chester Sub-District); No. 9 Sector (Chester Sub-District); No. 11 Sector (Chester Sub-District); 22nd Cheshire (G.P.O.) Ba t t a l i o n ; W est Lancs Home Guard Transport Column; Nos. 33 and 34 Sectors (Manchester Sub-District); The Anti-Aircraft Batteries; The Stand-Down; Appendix: Messages and Special Orders of the Day Issued to the Home Guard on the Occasion of the S ta nd -D ow n. Tw o l arge corner creases on frontispiece, soft crease at top corner of preliminary pages up to page 1, slight bump at three corners, light edge rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, darkening and small light stain to to p o f t ext blo ck. Ve ry Go od- 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
 
NICOLSON VC., Mason, Peter D.  (James Brindley Nicolson, VC.)  Foreword by Group Captain Leonard Cheshire.
15 Mason, Peter D. (James Brindley Nicolson, VC.) Foreword by Group Captain Leonard Cheshire. NICOLSON VC.
Geerings of Ashford, (Ashford, Kent, 1991), Ist edition. 
164 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" high), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. The full and authorised biography of James Brindley Nicolson, VC, DFC, RAF, the only pilot of Fighter Command in World War II to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Minor rubbing on front board. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. NF/NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
16 Neillands, Robin. THE OLD CONTEMPTIBLES: THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 1914.
London John Murray 2004 0719556465 / 9780719556463 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
362 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "On 19 August, 1914, the German Kaiser, Wilhelm II, wrote a letter to the First Army commander, General von Kluck: 'It is my Royal and Imperial Command that you concentrate your energies and the valour of my soldiers to exterminate the treacherous English and walk over General French's contemptible little army.' (This book) chronicles that little army, the British Regular Army of 1914: how it came to be in France at all, the long years of intrigue and preparation that preceded its departure, and what happened to it in four short months of total war. Robin Neillands uses a wealth of first-hand accounts, and his great experience in bringing military history alive, to take the reader on a gripping and horrific journey to the battlefields of First World War France." Light browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling/creases, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CHESHIRE:  ITS CHIEF TOWNS, RESOURCES AND CHARACTERISTICS.  BURROW'S COUNTY GUIDES., Sawyer, John, compiler.  Introduction by  Colonel George Dixon.  Bibliography by  E.C. Brown.
17 Sawyer, John, compiler. Introduction by Colonel George Dixon. Bibliography by E.C. Brown. CHESHIRE: ITS CHIEF TOWNS, RESOURCES AND CHARACTERISTICS. BURROW'S COUNTY GUIDES.
Cheltenham Ed. J. Burrow Soft Cover Good- 
96 pp, 6 15/16" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. No date (c1914). Contents: Publisher's Preface; Folding Map of Cheshire; In and Out Plans of Chester and Liverpool; Folding Map of the Main Roads of Cheshire; Introduction; The Royal Visit; The City of Chester; The Salt District (Northwich / Nantwich); Eastern Cheshire (Stockport / Macclesfield / Congleton / Altrincham / Sale / Knutsford); Western Cheshire (Runcorn / Frodsham / Tarporley / Crewe / Malpas); The Wirral Peninsula (Birkenhead / Hoylake and West Kirby / New Brighton / Neston and Parkgate); The Cheshire Lines System; Bibliography of Cheshire; Folding Street Plan of Chester; Folding Street Plan of Altrincham; Key to the Street Plan of Altrincham; List of Golf Courses in Cheshire and Surrounding District; Index to Advertisements. Postage will be reduced on this light item to most destinations. Interior - soft crease at top corner of some pages. Exterior - browning to edges of text block, book is lightly cocked, light to moderate soiling on covers, repair at bottom of spine, 2" tear at bottom of front cover hinge, small bump at bottom of spine, wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
VCs OF THE AIR., Turner, John Frayn.  Dust jacket illustration by Lynn Williams.
18 Turner, John Frayn. Dust jacket illustration by Lynn Williams. VCs OF THE AIR.
Wrens Park, n.p., 1993. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0905778693 B&w photographs. "There were thirty-two VCs of the air during the Second World War, yet how many of their names are known today? We have all heard of the exploits of Guy Gibson a nd Leonard Cheshire, but every one of the VCs of the air is associated with deeds equally daring and courageous. In these pages you will read of the forgotten VCs like Kenneth Campbell, who torpedoed the 'Gneisnau' in the harbour of Brest f r o m a h e ight of 50 feet, racing between the flak ships at mast height. William Reid, whose citations reads: 'Wounded in two attacks, without oxygen, suffering severely from cold, his navigator dead, his wireless operator fatally injured, hi s ai rc ra f t c ri pp led and defenceless, he showed superb courage and leadership in penetrating a further 200 miles into enemy territory to attack one of the most strongly defended targets in Germany'; Flight Sergeant Middleton whose 'devotion to d uty in th e fa ce of ov erwhelming odds is unsurpassed in the annals of the Royal Air Force', to quote from the official citation. (This book) reflects the whole war in the air more graphically than any impersonal history could do. The stor y s tart s in the d ays be fore Dun kirk, and finishes a few days before the atom bombs were dropped on Japan." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine faint label mark and tiny erased pencil mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and minor wrin kli ng - mai nly a t bot tom of spine, very minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE THREE-STAR BLITZ:  THE BAEDEKER RAIDS AND THE START OF TOTAL WAR 1942-1943., Whiting, Charles.
19 Whiting, Charles. THE THREE-STAR BLITZ: THE BAEDEKER RAIDS AND THE START OF TOTAL WAR 1942-1943.
Leo Cooper, London, 1987. 
184 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 085052881X B&w photographs. "The German attempt to break the morale of the British by bombing London in 1940 did not succeed, so two years later, they switched their targets to the und efended cathedral cities of Exeter, Bath, York, Canterbury and Norwich, cities marked in Karl Baedeker's famous guidebook with three stars. Hence the name by which they came to be known. This time the British were not slow to retaliate and t h e p u n ishment rained down upon the unfortunate people of Hamburg and Cologne surpassed in ferocity anything that had gone before. From now on the morale of the civil population came to be regarded as a legitimate target in the battle to bre a k th e e ne my 's will. Charles Whiting describes in detail the Baedeker raids on the cathedral cities of England and the retaliatory raids on Germany, illustrating his story with the recollections of many of those who survived the raids. He an al ys es th e per son ali ties of the Top Brass on both sides who authorized the bombings and shows how the change in attitude to indiscriminate bombing gradually came about. It is a gruesome yet fascinating story, told with all the vividness which re ade rs of Ch arle s Wh itin g's books will have come to expect." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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