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1 SO MANY: A FOLIO DEDICATED TO ALL WHO SERVED WITH RAF BOMBER COMMAND, 1939-45.
Macmillan, [Toronto], (1995). 
276 pp, folio, HC. "The central theme is the courage of thousands of men - most of them from ordinary backgrounds in Britain and the Empire, but including important groups from countries overrun by Germany - who survived one of the most severe and prolonged periods of physical danger and mental strain any group of people has ever been asked to bear. Over 55,500 of them were killed. The principal content allocates ten pages to each of 25 aircrew, who, often straight from school, served as pi lots, navigators, bomb-aimers, signallers, flight engineers and air gunners in Bomber Command in World War 2. Each has a biography, a photograph of his memorabilia, a handwritten reminiscence and a painted silhouette showing him as he i s i n 1 9 9 4 . Thus he will make his mark in history, and you, the reader, will be able to judge what manner of man he was. You will also be able to decide how much you owe to men like him for the fact that today Europe is entirely free, and no t e ns la v ed u nd er a single master-race." Ribbon marker. Very minor edgewear. NF/NF 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND.  VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND.  SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED., (Debrett)
2 (Debrett) DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND. VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND. SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED.
Printed by J. Moyes, London, 1825, 16th edition, considerably improved. 
v-x, 549-1218 pp, + 2 pp ads, 16mo (6 11/16" H), three-quarter leather (leather spine and corners with gold outlines, gold lettering/decoration on spine), paper-covered boards. VOLUME II ONLY. Contents: Peerage of Scotland - Dukes; Marquesses; Ea rls; Viscounts; Barons. Peerage of Ireland - Duke; Marquesses; Earls; Viscounts; Barons; Archbishops and Bishops of Ireland. English titles conferred from the accession of Geroge III; English titles extinct from the accession of George I I I ; E n g l i s h titles extinct, dormant, and in abeyance, from the Conquest; Forfeited English titles; Scots titles extinct or dormant; Scots titles forfeited; Irish titles conferred from the accession of George III; Irish titles extinct; Irish t it le s f or fe it ed , either attainted or outlawed; Irish titles granted by James II., after his Abdication; English and Irish Peerages conferred or restored by each of our Sovereigns during their respective Reigns; Number of Chaplains the Pee rs may qu al ify ; K nig hts of t he Most Honourable Order of the Garter; Knights of the Most Ancient Order of the Thistle; Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath; Knights Grand Crosses; Knights Commanders; Companions of the Order of the Bath ; K nigh ts o f t he M ost Illu stri ous Ord er of St. Patrick; Order of St. Michael and St. George; Alphabetical List of the Present Knights of England; Names of British Subjects who have been invested with Foreign Orders of Knighthood; Alphabetica l Li st of the Marr ied D augh ters of Pe ers. So ft crease at top corner of last three text pages, faint erased pencil numbers on free rear endpaper, light edge wear - a few very small scuff marks, light rubbing and small light liquid mark on re ar bo ard, v ery l ight rubbin g on front board , ver y sma ll light stain on top of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 5 1974.  (VOLUME V - 1974.), Ainsworth, C.J.; Ratcliffe-Densham, H.B.A.; Breeze, David J.; Bowman, Alan K.; Drinkwater, J.F.; Frere, S.S.; St. Joseph, J.K.; Hind, J.G.F.; Hodder, Ian; Hogg, A.H.A.; Rae, Alan; Simpson, Grace; Tomlin, Roger; Wacher, J.S.; Wilson, D.R.; et al.
3 Ainsworth, C.J.; Ratcliffe-Densham, H.B.A.; Breeze, David J.; Bowman, Alan K.; Drinkwater, J.F.; Frere, S.S.; St. Joseph, J.K.; Hind, J.G.F.; Hodder, Ian; Hogg, A.H.A.; Rae, Alan; Simpson, Grace; Tomlin, Roger; Wacher, J.S.; Wilson, D.R.; et al. BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 5 1974. (VOLUME V - 1974.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1974. 
519 pp + 44 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Spectroscopy and a Roman Cremation from Sompting, Sussex; The Roman Fortl et at Barburgh Mill, Dumfriesshire; Roman military records from Vindolanda; Coin-hoards and the chronology of the Gallic Emperors; The Roman fortress at Longthorpe; Agricola's Fleet and Portus Trucculensis; Some Marketing Models for Romano- B r i t i s h c oarse pottery; The Llantwit Major Villa; a reconsideration of the evidence; The Roman Fort at Cramond, Edinburgh: excavations 1954-66; Haltwhistle Burn, Corstopitum and the Antonine Wall: a reconsideration; The date of the 'Barbaria n Co ns pi ra cy '; Vi llae in Urbibus?; Romano-British Villas from the Air; Types of late Belgic and early Romano-British Pottery-kilns in the Nene valley; Carpow and Caracalla; Notes: A Coin of Tasciovanus - The end of Ermine Street at the Humber - Le ad Sea lin g f rom Old Winteringham - A Note on the Broadbridge Head - A Marble Cockerel from the Bradwell Roman villa - A Coin of Valentinian III from Wroxter - Some recent finds of late Roman Buckles - A Christian Monogram from Richboroug h; Roma n B rita in i n 19 73: S ites Explored - Inscriptions - Appendix. The Vindolanda writing tablets; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - tiny dint on first few pages, small red ink line at bottom of first pag e, sm all bump to fo re-ed ge o f appro x, first 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, minor edge wear, smalll bump at top of front hinge, bump at fore-edge of front cover, soft cre asin g on t op h alf o f fron t cove r, sm al l corn er creases on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN PAPERS IN RURAL HISTORY.  VOLUME VIII., Akenson, Donald H., ed.  (R.M. McInnis, Cathy E. Kindquist, Angela E. Davis, Brian Titley, Julian Gwyn, Gerard Bouchard, Regis Thibeault, Robert E. Ankli, Bruce S. Elliott, W.M. Elofson.)
4 Akenson, Donald H., ed. (R.M. McInnis, Cathy E. Kindquist, Angela E. Davis, Brian Titley, Julian Gwyn, Gerard Bouchard, Regis Thibeault, Robert E. Ankli, Bruce S. Elliott, W.M. Elofson.) CANADIAN PAPERS IN RURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VIII.
Langdale, Gananoque, Ontario, 1992. 
327 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (gray cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. ISBN 1895158036 Charts, graphs, maps. Contents: Foreword; Perpectives on Ontario Agriculture, 1815-1930; Migration and Madness on the Upper Canadian Frontier, 1841-1850; "Country Homemakers": The Daily Lives of Prairie Women as Seen Through the Woman's Page of The Grain Growers' Guide 1908-1928; Transition to Settlement. The Peace Hills Indian Agency, 1884-1890; Golden Age or Bronze Moment? Wealth and Poverty in Nova Scotia: The 1850s and 1860s; Change and Continuity in the Saguenay. Agriculture: The Evolution of Production and Yields (1852-1971); Ontario's Dairy Industry, 1880-1920; Emigration from South Leinster to Eastern Upper Canada; Adapting to the Frontier Environment: The Ranching Industry in Western Canada, 1881-1914." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Alexander, Bevin. HOW GREAT GENERALS WIN.
Avon, New York, 1995. 
320 pp, 7 7/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0380724367 B&w photographs, maps. "Undaunted by Hannibal's elephants, Scipio Africanus ordered his outnumbered cavlary to charge directly toward the massive beasts - and, by doing so, saved Rome. Stonewall Jack son struck like l ightning throughout the Shenandoah Valley, with occasional feints toward Washington - and so frustrated a numerically superior Union Army. Despite few resouces and even less support from the German High Command, The 'Desert F o x ' , Erwin Rommel, cond ucted one of the most spectacular and successful campaigns in military history. In wars throughout the centuries, the fortunes of great armies have turned on surprise tactics and audacious maneuvers brilliantly conceiv ed b y un co n ventional officers. In this remarkable work, acclaimed historian Bevin Alexander examines some of the most astonishing campaigns and engagements of all time - providing a uniquely insightful look at the battlefield genius of Napole on, Sh er man , L aw rence of Arabia, Mac Arthur, and other military strategists who transformed rout into victory time and time again." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - mi nor edge we ar. Ver y G ood 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
6 Allan, Walter D., ed. W.K. Cross, publisher. THE CHARLTON STANDARD CATALOGUE OF CANADIAN BANK NOTES. 2ND EDITION.
Charlton, (Toronto, 1989), 2nd edition. 
433 pp, 4to, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions. Contents: Introduction; How to use this catalogue; Numbering System; Grading of Paper Money; Useful Terminology and Information; Canadian Note Issuing Banks (alphabetically ar ranged); Private Banks and Bankers in Canada; Canadian Chartered Bank Notes Outstanding; Current Chartered Banks in Canada; Non-Note Issuing Banks; Bank Mergers & Amalgamations Since July 1, 1867; Index; Bibliography. Interior - clean an d t i g h t w i t h no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of front cover, spine flat and uncreased, very minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo. Illustrations by Pierluigi Pinto. COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1943-1944. POSTER BOOK.
Military Press, New York, (1988). 
63 pp, folio (15 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0517665794 Profusely illustrated with full and double page 3-view drawings, b&w photographs. Brief histories of each aircraft and technical details. This volume: Nakajima Ki-84; Yokosuka D4Y; Mitsubishi J2M; Mitsubishi Ki-67; Nakajima B6N; Grumman F6F; Douglas A-26; Vought F4U-1D; Curtiss SB2C; North American B-25; Bell P-63; Lavochkin La-5; Northrop P-61; Ilyushin Il-2M3; Focke Wulf Fw.190 D-9; Junkers Ju.88 G-7a; Messerschmitt Me.163; S u p e r m a r i n e Spitfire Mk.XIV ; Avro Lancaster Mk.II; Hawker Tempest; Fairey Barracuda; Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X. Interior - small bump at top corner of pages up to page 22, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - v er y mi no r ed ge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Angus, Margaret. KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL: A SOCIAL & INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY.
McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal, 1973, Ist ed. 
205 pp text, 16 pp illus, small 4to, HC. A fascinating story of the history of Kingston Hospital, covering a wide social perspective and the medical and nursing progress over the years. Dust jacket has minor wear at corners and minor soiling to edges. VG+ /VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ANOTHER FINE MYTH / MYTH CONCEPTIONS / MYTH DIRECTIONS / HIT OR MYTH / MYTHING PERSONS / LITTLE MYTH MARKER / M.Y.T.H. INC. LINK / MYTH-NOMERS AND IM-PERVECTIONS / M.Y.T.H. INC. IN ACTION / SWEET MYTH-TERY OF LIFE / MYTH-ION IMPROBABLE - 11 VOLUME S, Asprin, Robert A.
9 Asprin, Robert A. ANOTHER FINE MYTH / MYTH CONCEPTIONS / MYTH DIRECTIONS / HIT OR MYTH / MYTHING PERSONS / LITTLE MYTH MARKER / M.Y.T.H. INC. LINK / MYTH-NOMERS AND IM-PERVECTIONS / M.Y.T.H. INC. IN ACTION / SWEET MYTH-TERY OF LIFE / MYTH-ION IMPROBABLE - 11 VOLUME S
Ace, New York, (1985-2002, Ist printings and reprints). 
200 pp, 217 pp, 202 pp, 170 pp, 172 pp, 167 pp, 159 pp, 200 pp, 245 pp, 226 pp, 198 pp, paperbacks - 11 volumes. "Skeeve was a magician's apprentice, until an assassin hired by an ancient enemy struck and his master was dead. Skeeve suddenly found himself alone with Aahz, a purple-tongued demon the old magician had summoned from another dimension as a practical joke just before he was killed. Aahz had lost his powers, Skeeve had lost his job. So together, they set out through a un i v e r s e p o pulated by Deveels (or devils), Imps, dragons, unicorns and more, looking for a way to get even..." Interiors - some volumes with light browning to pages, heavy browning to inside of covers of vol. 4, small light waterstain at top co rn er o f la s t fe w pages and also on inside of rear cover with some foxing of vol. 9, date stamp on first page of vol. 10, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, one small corner crease, br own ing to ed ge s o f te xtb lock of vol. 9, spines flat with light crease on vol. 2 and faint crease on vols. 3, 5, 7, & 9. Very Good 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
10 Attwell, Mabel Lucie. (A.I. Mungeam, Charles Giffiths, Gertrude Munro Higgs, Paddy Smith, Dora Cook, Mary Steer, Margaret Connor.) LUCIE ATTWELL'S BUMPER BOOK OF FUN.
Dean & Son, London, 1973 edition. 
125 pp, 10 1/4" H, hard cover with glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Contents: The Missing Glue Pot; The Toys Are All So Big Today; The Singing Lesson; How to Make "Humpty-Dumpty" Sit on the Wall; I'd Like to be a Policeman; I Wonder Why My Plants Don't Grow; A Painting Page; The Broken Rocking-Chair; We're Building a House; "Oh, Teddy Dear"; All Aboard the Daisy Bell; It's Waggles; The Lost Children; A Painting Page; Flossie the Lamb; The Elf Who had Chilblains; How to Make Annie A p p le; The Plain Princess; A Party Swing Song; Leap Frog; It's Dreadfully Foolish to Put to Sea; The Music Lesson; A Painting Page; The Wishing Well; I Had a Jolly Bubble Pipe; Elizabeth's Happy Morning; When I Take Spot Out; How to Make a Kitch e n M o pp et Man; The Golden Forest; My New Fur Hat! (A Painting Page); The Whistling Kettle; I Wish I Had a Scooter!; The Happy Windmill. Light browning to pages, one tiny corner bump, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, light wear at top ed ge of re ar board. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Baker, David WILLIAM AVERY 'BILLY' BISHOP. THE MAN AND THE AIRCRAFT HE FLEW.
Outline Press, London, (1990) 
127pp., lg 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1871547075 Story of Canada's top scoring fighter pilot of World War I. In the ranks of allied air aces, Billy Bishop officially stands third, behind Frenchman Rene Fonck (75 victories), and Irishman Mic k Mannock (73 victories). As it is, he was the highest scoring Canadian and with 79 "unofficial" victories to his credit, may have been second only to the war's leading ace, Manfred von Richthofen. Interior - small area of water staining o n i n s i d e fore-edge of front cover, tiny crease at bottom edge of two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small area of water staining on fore-edge of front cover, very minor edge wear, book is lightly c oc k ed , mi no r ru b bing. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY., Baker, Kenneth, ed.  (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.)
12 Baker, Kenneth, ed. (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.) THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY.
London Faber and Faber 1996 0571174531 / 9780571174539 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
598 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). "Where previous war anthologies have confined themselves to particular periods or ideological outlooks, Kenneth Baker's takes a catholic view and benefits from a wider exploration of material, classical and modern, English and foreign-language. He has given preference to poems with a strong documentary or psychological realism, and the entire book is divided into sections dealing with such matters as 'The Patriotic Imperative', 'Recruitment', 'Weapons', 'Leadership', 'Civilian Victims', 'Conscientious Objection', 'Views of Death', and 'Gallantry and Heroism'. It makes for exciting, moving and instructive reading." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
13 Baker, Kenneth, ed. (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.) THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY.
London Faber and Faber 1996 0571174531 / 9780571174539 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
598 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). "Where previous war anthologies have confined themselves to particular periods or ideological outlooks, Kenneth Baker's takes a catholic view and benefits from a wider exploration of material, classical and modern, English and foreign-language. He has given preference to poems with a strong documentary or psychological realism, and the entire book is divided into sections dealing with such matters as 'The Patriotic Imperative', 'Recruitment', 'Weapons', 'Leadership', 'Civilian Victims', 'Conscientious Objection', 'Views of Death', and 'Gallantry and Heroism'. It makes for exciting, moving and instructive reading." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  WINTER, 1952.  VOL. XXX.  NO. 124., Baldry, W.Y., ed.  (L.E. Buckell, Major P. Young, S.G.P. Ward, C.C.P. Lawson, W.Y. Carman, Major G. Tylden, Lt-Col. R.J.T. Hills, A.R. Cattley, C.T. Atkinson, G.O. Rickword, Col. R.M. Glazebrook, Col. H.C.B. Rogers, Major N.P. Dawnay, et al.)
14 Baldry, W.Y., ed. (L.E. Buckell, Major P. Young, S.G.P. Ward, C.C.P. Lawson, W.Y. Carman, Major G. Tylden, Lt-Col. R.J.T. Hills, A.R. Cattley, C.T. Atkinson, G.O. Rickword, Col. R.M. Glazebrook, Col. H.C.B. Rogers, Major N.P. Dawnay, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. WINTER, 1952. VOL. XXX. NO. 124.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1952. 
Paging runs 143 to 190, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 2 maps, 2 pages b&w illustrations (belt plates). Contents include: The First Hussar Uniform worn by the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, c. 1832; The Royalist Army at the Relief of Newark; Milgapey, May, 1809 (with maps); Two Portraits in the Bernard Gallery; The Grenadier Guards, 1831; The British Army and the Transvaal, 1875 to 1885; Lieutenant-General Sir George MacMunn, K.C.B., K.C.S.I., D.S. O.; Eight Military Miniatures; Badges of The Household Cavalry / Notes: Early 19th-Century Belt-Plates; Regiments "For the Sea Service"; Yeomanry Cavalry Uniforms, 1795; Drums Beating, Colours Flying and Bayonets Fixed; British Standards an d C o l o u r s at Les Invalides; Field-Marshal John, Earl Ligonier; etc. / Questions; Replies (Badges of Rank; etc.); Index to Volume XXX, 1952. Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext er i or - l ig ht t o moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, three very small edge tears. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945., Barclay, Glen St. J.
15 Barclay, Glen St. J. THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1976, first edition. 
276 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297771256 B&w plates. "(A) study of the military strength of Britain and her Empire during the Boer War, First World War and Second World War. Dr Barclay evaluates the contributions of Aus tralia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, and the changing roles played by the colonies during times of crisis. He explains British attitudes to colonial troops - Australian indiscipline and New Zealand thoroughness - and the lack of diplomacy on the part of British military leaders when dealing with their colonial counterparts. After the South Africa War the British government should have seen clearly the advantages of an Empire Military Force, but reports on empire defence from eminen t naval officers such as Fanshawe and Jellicoe were repeatedly ignored. The colonies themselves all reacted differently to the threat of war. Australia was often at odds with New Zealand - the former worried about defending her own vulnerable coa st line, the latter primarily concerned to maintain friendly relationships with Britain; Canada was slow to become involved - but Canadian troops were a stirring sight, well-disciplined fighting men who obeyed their superiors without question; South Af rica made little contribution to the war effort, although her Prime Minister, Jan Smuts, gained great favour with the British Government by always agreeing, in principle, to every new plan put forward by the British. Dr Barclay has written an o utst anding account of the achievements of the British Empire during the late nineteenth and twentieth century, using a vast number of published and unpublished sources." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper; lig ht ed ge wear; tiny bump on top edge of front board; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear with some tiny chips/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light edge w rinkling at top edge and bottom of spine. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CHILDREN OF THE BENARES:  A WAR CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS., Barker, Ralph.
16 Barker, Ralph. CHILDREN OF THE BENARES: A WAR CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS.
Methuen, London, 1987, first edition. 
172 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0413423107 B&w photographs. "When the passenger liner 'City of Benares' sailed from Liverpool on Friday, 13 September 1940 she was carrying 90 evacuee children from the bombed cities of Brit ain, bound under a government-sponsored scheme for a safe haven in Canada. Her sinking by U-boat four days later, without warning, in total disregard of the plight of survivors and in defiance of international law, shocked and horrified the c i v i l i s ed world. Of 406 people on board 256 were lost - including, at first count, 83 of the evacuee children. In Britain and the Commonwealth the reaction was one of righteous indignation, accompanied by an intense desire for retribution. N or w as t he propaganda value neglected, a broadcast by King George VI the day after the news broke being clearly directed at neutral America. 'The world,' he said, 'could have no clearer proof of the wickedness against which we fight than th is fou l d eed '. Su s picions subsequently arose, however, that the British authorities had quite as much to answer for as the Nazis. Parents who, despite many misgivings, had entrusted their children to the scheme when invasion threatened, began to ask que stio ns when t hey learned that the promised naval escort had abandoned the convoy twenty-one hours before the 'Benares' was sunk. Allegations that crew members rushed the boats, that emergency equipment had failed, and that the whol e vo yage had b een u nde rtake n u nder the blight of racial prejudice, demanded a formal investigation. But somehow this was avoided, and the scandal was successfully hushed up. Ralph Barker, after a vivid and poignant reconstruction of the disa ster, turn s his attent ion to wha t re ally happened behind the scenes at the Admiralty and the Ministry of Shipping. The result is a harrowing story of human fallibility and human survival." Light to moderate browning to pages and edges of text block , mino r wrin kling a t to p/botto m of spine. Dust jacket has two areas of light edge wrinkling, Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE DESERT GENERALS., Barnett, Correlli.
17 Barnett, Correlli. THE DESERT GENERALS.
William Kimber, London, 1960, second edition. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first portrait is of Sir Richard O'Connor, who won the fantastic victories over Graziani's Italians in 1940. The author shows that th e credit for the daring and unorthodox planning is due to O'Connor and not to Wavell; he puts forward a convincing argument to show that Tripoli could have been taken - and the North African campaign ended - in February, 1941, if the Prime Mi n i s t e r had not diverted forces to Greece. Of Sir Alan Cunningham, first commander of 8th Army, there is a picture of imaginative insight. The author shows that the crisis in the 'Crusader' battle of November, 1941, was caused by twenty years o f ne gl ec t a nd traditionalism, although the brunt fell on Cunningham, then a sick man. In Sir Neil Ritchie, next 8th Army commander, the author sees personified the characteristics of the Establishment - rigidity, social charm and professiona l c on ser vat ism . H e shows how Ritchie was beaten in the summer battles of 1942 by the dynamism of German leadership. With 8th Army in danger of complete collapse, the C.-in-C., Sir Claude Auchinleck, took over direct command in order to try t o sa ve the Midd le E as t a nd its vital oil. In the next few weeks he won a great but never officially acknowledged victory in the First Battle of Alamein. The author believes that this was the true turning point of the war, making possible the ' Torch ' l andi ngs i n Fre nch Nor th Africa. Auchinleck's reward was dismissal - as, the author shows, a political scapegoat. Although Field-Marshal Montgomery has recounted his own story, there is another side to it, told here for the first tim e. Th e au thor discus ses th e pl ans f or Montgomery's first victory of Alam Halfa which had been made by Auchinleck and his officers; he submits that the Battle of Alamein was not impeccably handled, and that Rommel's escape afterwards was not o wing to rain , but to the hesita nt, ' broad front' pursuit - the very error of which Montgomery was to accuse Eisenhower in 1944." Previous owner's small bookplate and small light stain on front pastedown, light browning to edges of text block, minor w rinkli ng at top/bott om of sp ine, o ne pag e with tiny edge tear and crease. Dust jacket has wear/wrinkles/tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small surface paper loss at top of spine, light browning on spine and flap-fold s, two ed ge tear s with creases - old tap e repai r, one tiny edge tear, light wear on flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE FAMILY HISTORY PROJECT:  GREAT GREAT STORIES FROM THE NATION'S FAMILY TREE.  (THE 50 WINNING ENTRIES PLUS THE BEST OF THE REST.), Barratt, Nick, introduction.
18 Barratt, Nick, introduction. THE FAMILY HISTORY PROJECT: GREAT GREAT STORIES FROM THE NATION'S FAMILY TREE. (THE 50 WINNING ENTRIES PLUS THE BEST OF THE REST.)
National Archives, Richmond, 2004. 
196 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1903365759 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "The History Channel launched The Family History Project in September 2003 with the belief that every family has a great story t o tell. The nation was invited to share the tales of its ancestors. The thousands of entries revealed a wealth of human experience, from grand achievement to everyday life, love and loss. Here we reproduce the favourites, illustrated wit h p h o t o g r aphs from home archives. Well-known family historian Nick Barratt provides research tips for those inspired to research their own family trees. In these pages you will meet heroes, lovers, travellers and survivors, as well as fami ly sk el et on s an d some famous figures. Individually, the stories captivate. Together, they bring the nation's family history to life in a most extraordinary way." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor ed g e w rin kle on r ear c over. Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DEADLOCK IN KOREA:  CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953., Barris, Ted.  Introduction by Joe Schlesinger.  Inscribed by author.
19 Barris, Ted. Introduction by Joe Schlesinger. Inscribed by author. DEADLOCK IN KOREA: CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1999 0771575912 / 9780771575914 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps. Inscribed by the author on title page: "My best wishes Ted Barris. June '99". "In 1950, nearly 25,000 Canadians signed on for a UN-sponsored 'police action' to stop the Communist incursion into South Korea. They joined a multi-national expeditionary force that quickly found itself embroiled in a full-scale war. Members of the Canadian navy, airforce and infantry fought with distinction and endured months of bloody stalemate that ultimately stopped the Communists but failed to reunite the people of the Korean peninsula - with consequences that continue to haunt the world today. Ted Barris interviewed hundreds of Korean War veterans to gather their stories of heroism and survival, tragedy and absurdity, successes and SNAFUS. He has woven their tales into a fascinating look at a war that many have forgotten." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Bump with wrinkling at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has very minor wear at top/bottom of flap-folds, bump with wrinkling at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DEADLOCK IN KOREA:  CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953., Barris, Ted.  Introduction by Joe Schlesinger.  Inscribed by author.
20 Barris, Ted. Introduction by Joe Schlesinger. Inscribed by author. DEADLOCK IN KOREA: CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1999 0771575912 / 9780771575914 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Inscribed By Author
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps. Inscribed by the author on title page: "All the best - Ted Barris. March '99". "In 1950, nearly 25,000 Canadians signed on for a UN-sponsored 'police action' to stop the Communist incursion into South Korea. They joined a multi-national expeditionary force that quickly found itself embroiled in a full-scale war. Members of the Canadian navy, airforce and infantry fought with distinction and endured months of bloody stalemate that ultimately stopped the Communists but failed to reunite the people of the Korean peninsula - with consequences that continue to haunt the world today. Ted Barris interviewed hundreds of Korean War veterans to gather their stories of heroism and survival, tragedy and absurdity, successes and SNAFUS. He has woven their tales into a fascinating look at a war that many have forgotten." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny dent on rear hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
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