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FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
1 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.
2 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
 
 
THE DIFFICULT WAR: PERSPECTIVES ON INSURGENCY AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES., Spencer, Emily, Dr., ed.  Foreword by Major-General J.P.Y.D. Gosselin.  Tony Balasevicius, Peter H. Denton, Bernd Horn, Andrew Brown, Greg Smith, Christopher Spearin, J. Paul de B. Taillon.
3 Spencer, Emily, Dr., ed. Foreword by Major-General J.P.Y.D. Gosselin. Tony Balasevicius, Peter H. Denton, Bernd Horn, Andrew Brown, Greg Smith, Christopher Spearin, J. Paul de B. Taillon. THE DIFFICULT WAR: PERSPECTIVES ON INSURGENCY AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES.
Canadian Defence Academy / Dundurn Press, Kingston / Toronto, 2009, first printing. 
277 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781554884414 "(D)eals with theoretical concepts related to insurgency as well as to the practice of irregular warfare. Since special operations forces are such an integral element to counterinsurgency, this volume also contains a large SOF component. Importantly, this book assists the practitioner of the profession of arms to understand insurgency or, perhaps, more accurately, counterinsurgency and those components that are germane to its employm ent. Moreover, (it) provides insight and knowledge about these complex forms of warfare that are useful and accessible to both the lay reader and the military expert. (I)ncludes chapters on intelligence, terrorism, the privatization of securit y i n conflicts abroad, unconventional warfare as practised in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation, as well as operations conducted in Afghanistan today by coalition forces." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exte ri o r - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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