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CANADIANS IN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE., Allison, Les.
1 Allison, Les. CANADIANS IN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE.
Roland, Manitoba Self-published 1978 091921391X / 9780919213913 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
221 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To _____, Etobicoke, Ont. ex R.C.A.F. / Sincerely / Les Allison / Sept 12/79". "This is a story of over 2,000 Canadians who joined the R.A.F. mainly before W.W. II. There is a biography on each, varying in length according to information available. The 35 short stories are included to give the reader a cross section of what happened in the Air Force In W.W. II. The stories are varied and mostly personal but are heroic, tragic, and bizarre and controversial. Also included are other statistics, information, incidents and events which will help some of those not directly involved to understand the operating of an air force." Includes 'Register of Hometowns'. Light soiling to fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling to top/bottom of text block, very small bump to bottom corner of bothe boards. Dust jacket has heavy wear on spine edges and on flap-folds, - light elsewhere, small chip at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, moderate rubbing with color loss - mostly on rear panel, several small edge tears, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Armitage, Michael.
2 Armitage, Michael. THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
London Brockhampton 1996 1860198511 / 9781860198519 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "Created in 1918 from the former Royal Flying Corps, the RAF forged its own traditions as it developed the tactics and weap- onry of aerial warfare. It ended the First World War with a strength of 300,000 personnel and 23,000 aircraft, but there was the immediate threat of stringent post-war defence budgets and an Army and Navy that demanded that air power be under their control. The Chief of Air Staff, Trenchard, needed a successful example of the potential of air power in order to guarantee future funding, and it came in the RAF air-policing role in the Near East. The RAF was perhaps the most neglected armed force during the 'appeasement years', despite vocal opposition and foreign militarization. After desperate rearm-ament in both aircraft and ground forces, the RAF stemmed the tide of German expansion in the Battle of Britain. The author devotes one third of the book to the superb record of the RAF throughout the Second World War, acknowledging the problems in command, strategy and aircraft equipment that appeared in all theatres during the fight against the Axis forces. Chapters cover the lean years from 1940 to 1942 with the RAF over-committed on all fronts, through the gradual build-up with improved aircraft and on to the heavy bombing campaign and the final, comprehensive air assault on Germany. The years 1944-1945 mark the high point of RAF history, but the factual framework continues with details of the appearance of jet aircraft, the deployments worldwide as the British Empire evolved into the Commonwealth and the RAF's changing tactical and strategic roles as Britain declined from 'superpower' status. This period also includes an appraisal of the V-bomber force, the slow decline in British research and development, the emergence of the RAF role in NATO and the balance of power during the Cold War. The history of the RAF is fully detailed up to the present as one receding threat causes significant change in the number and type of aircraft needed to face the perceived new problems posed by developing nations." Tiny scuff on bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, very small dint on rear hinge, two tiny dints on rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Bercuson, David J. MAPLE LEAF AGAINST THE AXIS: CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1995 0773728619 / 9780773728615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Very light soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edgewear/rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Bercuson, David J. MAPLE LEAF AGAINST THE AXIS: CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1995 0773728619 / 9780773728615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON THE GEODETIC GIANT., Bowman, Martin.
5 Bowman, Martin. WELLINGTON THE GEODETIC GIANT.
Airlife, Shrewsbury, 1998, reprint. 
168 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 1840370068 B&w photographs. "Overshadowed in history by the Lancaster and Flying Fortress, the twin-engined Vickers Wellington was in fact one of the true war-winning aeroplanes. Its geodetic constr uction, designed by Barnes Wallis, conferred immense strength coupled with light weight, and it could haul a 4,000lb 'cookie' to targets in the heart of Nazi territory. The aircraft was well liked by its crews, whose individual stories form t h e c o r e of this book. It did not have a high ceiling or an exceptional range, but it could be dived at speeds well beyond its design specification without losing a wing, as more than one crew found in the endeavour to evade a prowling night fi gh te r ! T he 'Wimpy', as it was affectionately known, served as a tactical and strategic bomber by day and night; as a maritime reconnaissance machine; as an anti-submarine aircraft; as a minelayer, as a torpedo-bomber, and as an aerial truc k , d rop pin g su ppl ies to partisan groups in occupied Europe. Drawing extensively on first-hand accounts from men who flew, or flew in, 'Wimpys', Martin Bowman here gives an unparalleled view of what the aeroplane was like - whether dropping a t orpe do a t fi ft y f eet or e vading the searchlights and the flak over the Ruhr; whether minelaying by moonlight down the Danube or chasing a U-boat with searchlight and depth charges. Also included are exciting tales of escape and evasion, whe n a ircra ft we re sh ot down and some of their crew survived to tell their stories afterwards. Above all, this is the story of the Vickers Wellington as seen by the men who flew it operationally over the deserts, oceans and mountains in virtual ly e vey th eatre of war , o ften with failed engines or unserviceable electrics and navigation equipment. Without its rugged and inspired construction, many of those men would not have lived to tell their tales." Interior - small Christmas gift inscr iption on hal f-title pag e, ot herwi se clea n and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
6 Brackley, Frida H., compiler. Foreword by Admiral the Lord Mountevans. (Herbert George Brackley.) BRACKLES: MEMOIR OF A PIONEER OF CIVIL AVIATION.
Blakeney, Norfolk F.H. Brackley 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Poor 
695 pp, 8 5/8" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "Although this book is a parade of historic events the memoirs are not a mere record thereof nor it it a recital of progress in air transport. It is a narrative which throbs through the fascinating letters, the intimate diary notes and the author's comments. The story reveals the man; to very many in aviation his life work is legend - the memoirs will give intimate knowledge and bring reality." Section headings: Early Days; R.N.A.S. and R.A.F.; Canada and U.S.A.; The Cape Flight; Japan; Imperial Airways; Survey Flights; Coastal and Transport Command; Post-War Civil Aviation; B.S.S.A.; Epilogue. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; light edge wear, some light color fading at top 1" of spine, at top edge of boards and at bottom of front hinge; minor soling to top of text block and on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has tears, chips and old tape repairs; creasing and wrinkling; light soiling and rubbing; now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE TSITSIKAMA FOREST AND COASTAL NATIONAL PARK.  DIE BLOMPLANTE VAN DIE TSITSIKAMABOS EN SEEKUS NASIONALE PARK., Courtenay-Latimer, M. and Smith, G.G.  Artwork by H. Bokelmann and A. Batten.
7 Courtenay-Latimer, M. and Smith, G.G. Artwork by H. Bokelmann and A. Batten. THE FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE TSITSIKAMA FOREST AND COASTAL NATIONAL PARK. DIE BLOMPLANTE VAN DIE TSITSIKAMABOS EN SEEKUS NASIONALE PARK.
National Parks Board, Republic of South Africa, 1967. 
Unpaginated, small 8vo (7 15/16" H), hard cover (pictorial front board) - no dust jacket. Bilingual text (English/Afrikaans). Foreword/Voorword, Introduction/Inleiding, Index Scientific Names/Wetenskaplike Naamlys, Index Common Names/Algemene Naam lys. 64 color plates with descriptions on facing page. Dampness marks on most of the front board, bump to top corner of both boards, tiny bump at bottom front corner, moderate rubbing and small light stain on rear board, a few tiny dints o n s o m e e dges of boards. Good reference copy only. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
DECEPTION IN WORLD WAR II., Cruickshank, Charles.
8 Cruickshank, Charles. DECEPTION IN WORLD WAR II.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1979. 
248 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 019215849X B&w photographs. "Dr. Cruickshank's is the first book to draw on newly-released (British) material, as well as the papers covering both American and German deception lodged in Was hington. He reveals a fascinating story of brilliant and sometimes ingenious ploys - the deployment of fake tanks, aeroplanes, and even soldiers; the phoney bases and aerodromes which looked real from the air; the build-up of troops and equ i p m e n t t o suggest an attack when none was planned; simulating the noise of battle; the continuous traffic of false radio signals; rigging the stock-market in neutral countries; the deliberate 'indiscretions' by British diplomats abroad; and t he s pr ea di ng of misleading information by MI5 double agents. Such techniques played a vital part in preventing the German invasion of Britain in 1940, in the preparations for the crucial battle of El Alamein, in misleading the enemy about th e A lli ed inv asi ons of Italy and North Africa, and, most important of all, in fooling the Germans about the time and the place of the long-expected Allied invasion of Europe. But (the author) also brings out the many pathetic and sometimes laug habl e fa ilu res of d ecep t ion strategy - for example, the commando 'reconnaissance' raids which, despite all their best efforts, failed to attract the attention of the German coastal patrols. More soberly, he tells of recurrent mistrust and la ck of coor dina tion betw een t he All ies on deception policy." Dust jacket has minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
9 Delve, Ken. D-DAY: THE AIR BATTLE.
Ramsbury Crowood Press 2004 1861267045 / 9781861267047 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. "6 June 1944 saw the Allied invasion of occupied Europe - one of the riskiest military operations of World War Two. The part played by air power in the success of the operation was crucial. This was the greatest concentration of striking power ever seen: 12,000 combat aircraft. Fighter-bombers such as the P-47 Thunderbolt and Hawker Typhoon bombed, strafed and rocketed tactical targets with great accuracy, while strategic bombers, escorted by hundreds of fighters, targeted bridges, marshalling yards, coastal guns and military stores. Other aircraft flew sophisticated decoy operations and hundreds of transports dropped paratroops or released gliders. In this, the only full-length book on the subject, Ken Delve examines the air campaign from the pre-invasion bombing strategy that prepared the battlefield to the massive air effort that accompanied the actual assault and the air umbrella during the vital weeks following the landings. Originally published in 1994, (it) has been substantially enlarged, re-illustrated and completely reset (providing) comprehensive coverage of this vital air campaign." Small bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Devins, Joseph H., Jr. THE VAAGSO RAID: THE COMMANDO ATTACK THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF WORLD WAR II.
Chilton, Philadelphia, 1968. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. "In the dark, early morning hours of Saturday, December 27, 1941, a small force of British warships escorting two camouflaged excursion steamers slipped past a German lookou t station and sailed boldly into one of the great fjords of occupied Norway. Aboard the two steamers a tense group of British and Norwegian commandos rechecked their weapons and waited for the reaction of the nearby German coastal batteries . T h e t arget: Vaagso Island. Earlier thrusts by British raiding parties had deliberately avoided heavily defended sectors of the enemy coast. This was to be the first raid of the war on a fortified postion, a demonstration that the offensive sp i ri t wa s s trong in Britain despite the Nazi conquest of the Continent and the humiliation of Dunkerque. But the consequences of this sortie would reach far beyond the snow-covered mountains which reverberated that Saturday with the thud of ex pl o sio ns an d the snarl and rattle of sub-machine guns. The British gained vital experience in inter-service cooperation and information that would prove invaluable in subsequent raids on Dieppe and St. Nazaire. But in Berlin, Hitler was asto nis he d at th e da ri ng a nd apparent readiness of the British to hurl their forces into the teeth of a well prepared defense. As a result, he made decisions of major strategic importance. This is the story of a group of courageous men, of how they de velop ed a new typ e of fighting force, how they fought, how they died, and how they altered the course of the war." One tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, two small light soiling marks at bott om of rear pas tedown , lig ht da mpne ss ma rks at top/bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing - mainly on rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, several dampness stains on inside top/bottom edge of front panel, several very s mall t ears/ chips. Very Good-/ Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DEFENCE OF THE NATION., Dewar, Michael.
11 Dewar, Michael. DEFENCE OF THE NATION.
Arms & Armour, London, 1989, first edition. 
144 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0853688362 B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "In this carefully structured explanatory volume, the author charts the history of the defence of Britain and the threats it has faced, befo re discussing the constituents of home defence policy, from the role of the armed forces, reservist units, police and local government, to the warning and monitory systems available, the means by which key points would be protected and the t r a i n i n g undertaken by those involved to maintain a state of readiness. As we enter an era where many previously perceived threats are thought to be reducing, the need for vigilance and preparation has not yet been removed. Whether, as has b ee n pr op os ed , f uture home defence practices become interwoven with an all hazards approach to the subject - where defence facilities could switch to non military emergencies and disasters - or the status quo is maintained, the protection of th e c ou ntr y a nd its p eo ple should be studied outside the boundaries of political debate and beyond biased viewpoints. This volume will benefit reasoned discussion and advance knowledge of this crucial subject." Very light wrinkling at top /bot tom of spin e, s lig ht w avi nes s to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has very light browning at edges, light to moderate edge wrinkling, light rubbing to panels. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IN GREAT WATERS:  THE EPIC STORY OF THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC., Dunmore, Spencer.
12 Dunmore, Spencer. IN GREAT WATERS: THE EPIC STORY OF THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1999), Ist printing. 
342 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771029292 B&w photographs. "It was probably the most important battle of the Second World War. The German attempt to stem the vital trans-Atlantic flow of men and supplies to Britian would cost the Allies more than 2,600 merchant ships, 30,000 merchant seamen's lives, 5,000 aircrew, and about 2,500 aircraft. The battle ranged across the ocean: from the waters of the St. Lawrence, throught the treacherous open sea of the North Atlantic, to the fjords of Norway and the Bay of Biscay. Spencer Dunmore traces the complete history of the Battle of the Atlantic, giving equal time to all aspects of the conflict: in the air, on the water, and below its surface...tells the story from the perspective of both sides, and includes the first-hand accounts of individual participants, both Allied and German..." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, remainder mark on bottom of texblock (and at bottom of rear flap on DJ). Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
VICTORY IN THE ST. LAWRENCE:  CANADA'S UNKNOWN WAR., Essex, James W.
13 Essex, James W. VICTORY IN THE ST. LAWRENCE: CANADA'S UNKNOWN WAR.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1984 0919822568 / 9780919822566 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H. Map endpapers (showing locations of ships torpedoed in Gulf and River of St. Lawrence and Canada's Coastal Waters), b&w photographs, drawings. "The sailor next to me reached into his topcoat pocket and hurriedly proferred a crumpled photograph. I recognized it as the military funeral of 1942 at the tiny Anglican Church just down the road. It was the burial of a seaman from the HMCS 'Charlottetown', one of several who had been rescued, only to die of wounds later. He was killed in Canada by the Nazis. This book in a real sense, then, is his story and the story of hundreds of others who perished because of the German U-boats in the St. Lawrence. As Cmdr. George Bernard, Naval Officer in Command, Gaspe from 1943 to the war's end said in later years: 'In 1942, marauding U-Boats entered the Gulf of St. Lawrence and did a great deal of damage. They roamed the Gulf and River St. Lawrence at will and were seldom opposed. They sank Canadian warships and valuable merchant vessels almost with impunity.' According to Bernard, it was for this reason that Canadian authorities played down the episode. They were prepared to accept the consequences because warships which might have attacked the U-boats invading our inland waters were wanted more urgently elsewhere. This was 'Victory in the St. Lawrence' - initially for the German U-boat: Canada's turn would come next. But what happened to both remained locked in the memories of the participants only now being revealed long years after the war ended. This was 'Canada's Unknown War'." Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
14 Fenton, R.S. MERSEY ROVERS: THE COASTAL TRAMP SHIP OWNERS OF LIVERPOOL AND THE MERSEY.
Gravesend, Kent World Ship Society 1997 0905617843 / 9780905617848 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, b&w profiles on endpapers, colour reproductions of flags & funnels. "In 'Mersey Rovers' will be found many of the owners of bulk-carrying steam and motor coasters which were primarily engaged in, for want of a better word, the tramp trades. All began their shipowning careers at Liverpool or another Mersey port; several migrating from Wales to do this, others succumbing to the lure of Liverpool after a successful start at a minor port on the Mersey. Several important Liverpool owners covered in past or planned World Ship Society publications have been omitted, including the Coe, Kennaugh, Monks and Monroe families. Also left out are owners of craft engaged largely in regular liner services and in river and estuarial trades. As the inclusions and exclusions are likely to become confusing, all the local coastal shipowners of significance have been listed in the Miscellany section. The emphasis in this book is on steam and motor coasters and, for reasons explained in 'Cambrian Coasters', sailing ships will not be found in the fleet lists, although some are referred to in the histories. (I) have attempted to examine common strands in the histories of Mersey coasters and their owners and the Introductory Survey aims to place the ports, trades, owners and ships of the river in an historical and geographical context. Writing this, I have tried to answer the question, 'Why did the Mersey become such a centre for coastal shipowning?'." From the Foreword. Light waviness to edges of text block, book is lightly cocked, slight wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
METAL CANVAS:  CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART., Fochuk, Stephen M.
15 Fochuk, Stephen M. METAL CANVAS: CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART.
Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, (1999), Ist edition. 
191 pp, 4to (11 1/4" h), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photos. "Airplane nose art evolved out of necessity for identifying 'friendlies' from enemy aircraft, which quickly became a powerful means of self-expression for military pilots and their crews. From national insignia, squadron markings and number/letter combinations nose art evolved into more personalized artwork, and individual pilots began sporting colourful, even outrageous schemes. Squadrons often used a special crest or colour scheme to identify aircraft in the squadron. This was an aid to groundcrews as well and helped them prepare to service their incoming aircraft during battle..." Contents: Hurricanes; P-40s; Spitfires; Beaufighters; Colour Panels; Mosquitos; Typhoons and Tempests; Trainers; Wellingtons; Transport; Bostons; Coastal Command and Naval Aircraft; Halifaxes; Lancasters; Mitchells; Liberators; Other Aircraft; Bibliography; Index of Air and Ground Crew. Fine/Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FIRST BLOOD FOR THE R.A.F.:  THE VALOROUS STORY OF THE ADVANCED AIR STRIKING FORCE IN FRANCE., Gardner, Charles.
16 Gardner, Charles. FIRST BLOOD FOR THE R.A.F.: THE VALOROUS STORY OF THE ADVANCED AIR STRIKING FORCE IN FRANCE.
Philadelphia David McKay 1941 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
272 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs. "The advanced air striking force lived for nine months and a half, and, roughly speaking, it was an active force for the odd half month only. Its career was a sandwich of boredom between two slices of action - the first slice being of about a week's thickness - and the second slice, nine months later, extending from the day of the invasion of the Low Countries up to France's surrender. In all the unequal fighting which they were called upon to do, the bomber and fighter pilots and crews were magnificent. Most of them are now back in England, carrying on the struggle. Some are prisoners - others are dead. All of them did their work in the face of odds which in some cases amounted to certain death." Areas of light browning to endpapers, a few light foxing marks on two preliminary pages, some darkening and tiny foxing marks on top of text block, faint tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and bottom of text block, tiny stain on front board, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear, several small edge tears with creases, a few very small edge chips, areas of light browning and foxing, light rubbing, light fading to color on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD., Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander.
17 Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander. NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD.
London Grub Street 1993 0948817682 / 9780948817687 Revised Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Chris Thomas, cover art. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "After a short spell in a light bomber squadron flying Hawker Harts, (Gibbs) was transferred to the Fleet Air Arm, serving on the aircraft carriers 'Furious' and 'Courageous' , mastering the Shark and Swordfish. Another move took Gibbs to Gosport as a flying instructor, before he eventually joined a torpedo squadron. His readable and entertaining narrative describes a rapid and eventful progression from cadet to Flight Commander of a Beaufort squadron, whilst also giving a clear impression of the society he lived in and the RAF itself, struggling to come to terms with the dramatic changes war wrought upon a once peaceful country. (A)lso illustrates Gibbs' increasing dedication to the airborne torpedo as a means for attacking coastal shipping. His articulate account - the vivid impression of a young airman at war - conveys a clear picture of the evolving tactics of Beaufort squadrons as they adapted swiftly to changing circumstances and demands." Soft crease at top corner of free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing to glossy surfaces. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD., Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander.
18 Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander. NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD.
London Grub Street 1993 0948817682 / 9780948817687 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Chris Thomas, cover art. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "After a short spell in a light bomber squadron flying Hawker Harts, (Gibbs) was transferred to the Fleet Air Arm, serving on the aircraft carriers 'Furious' and 'Courageous' , mastering the Shark and Swordfish. Another move took Gibbs to Gosport as a flying instructor, before he eventually joined a torpedo squadron. His readable and entertaining narrative describes a rapid and eventful progression from cadet to Flight Commander of a Beaufort squadron, whilst also giving a clear impression of the society he lived in and the RAF itself, struggling to come to terms with the dramatic changes war wrought upon a once peaceful country. (A)lso illustrates Gibbs' increasing dedication to the airborne torpedo as a means for attacking coastal shipping. His articulate account - the vivid impression of a young airman at war - conveys a clear picture of the evolving tactics of Beaufort squadrons as they adapted swiftly to changing circumstances and demands." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
CAMOUFLAGE & MARKINGS: RAF NORTHERN EUROPE 1936-45.  NUMBER 7: BRISTOL BLENHEIM., Goulding, James.
19 Goulding, James. CAMOUFLAGE & MARKINGS: RAF NORTHERN EUROPE 1936-45. NUMBER 7: BRISTOL BLENHEIM.
London Ducimus Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
Pagination runs 146 to168 (24 pages in total including front cover), 9 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and drawings plus centre spread of colour drawings. Interior - slight browning to edges of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of rear cover, small soft corner creases - migrates into a few adjacent pages, very light edge wear, minor rubbing, small ghost sticker mark on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
ENGLAND-BY-THE-SEA: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO.  (ENGLAND BY THE SEA.), Gundrey, Elizabeth.  Foreword by Michael Montague.
20 Gundrey, Elizabeth. Foreword by Michael Montague. ENGLAND-BY-THE-SEA: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO. (ENGLAND BY THE SEA.)
Severn Huse, London, 1982. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0727820168 B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Roman forts: invaders and invaded; Castles of the Middle Ages; Tudor and Stuart defences; 19th-century fortificatio ns; Historic buildings: palatial and workaday; Historic ships: great and small; Emigrants and refugees; Smugglers through the centuries; Shipwrecks and marine archaeology; Coastal churches; Museums of maritime interest; Seaside resorts: tradi t i o n a l style; Piers for pleasure; Sailing, marinas and races; Boat-trips; Maritime ceremonies; Sand and shingle beaches to explore; Cliffs and rocks: the dramatic coast; Beachcombing among rocks and pools; Fossils for the finding; Coastal walk s wi th a v ie w ; The coast by bus; Islands accessible from the shore; Birds of beach and cliff; Fish from English waters; Lighthouses: beacons of the the night; Life-saving: coastguards and volunteers; Lifeboats and lifeboatmen; The Navy on view ; Com mer cia l p ort s at work; Fishermen today; A taste of England-by-the-sea; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny dint and one slight line indentation on rear board. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Line in de ntat ion acro ss r ear pa nel, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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