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THE MONS STAR:  THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 5th AUG.-22nd NOV. 1914., Ascoli, David.
1 Ascoli, David. THE MONS STAR: THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 5th AUG.-22nd NOV. 1914.
Harrap, London, 1981, first edition. 
250 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0245537856 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first campaign medal of the Great War - the 1914 Star - was struck in 1917. In October 1919, by command of the King, a bar bearing the dates '5th Aug.-22nd Nov. 1914' was awarded to all holders of the medal who had been under fire - i.e., 'within range of enemy mobile artillery' - in France and Flanders between the qualifying dates. Fewer than 230,000 bars were awarded. The r ecipients - and only they - were and are the Old Contemptibles. Their very special medal has come to be known, by hallowed tradition, as the 'Mons Star'; and this is their story...." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 11 digit numbe r w r i t t e n in ink on back of free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several tiny/small chips and tears along top edge, light rubbing. VG+/VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Asquith, Herbert. MOMENTS OF MEMORY: RECOLLECTIONS AND IMPRESSIONS.
London Hutchinson 1937 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good - 
382 pp, 9 1/2" H. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. The author's memories of his father, Herbert H. Asquith, Liberal Prime Minister of Great Britain, 1908-1916. Contents: Cricket at Keats Grove; Early Friends; Grasmere and London; The Journey to Scotland; Fact and Fancy; A New Outlook; Winchester; Some Oxford Characters; A Generous Settlement; Asquith and Balfour; Force and Ferment; A Poet in Revolt; The Outbreak of War; Flanders in 1915; Men and Problems; The Somme and Whitehall; Arras and Passchendaele; The Battle in the Mist; Lord Oxford in Later Years; Index. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small bump at three corners, tiny dent on fore-edge of front board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARMISTICE 1918., Barclay, C.N., Brigadier.
3 Barclay, C.N., Brigadier. ARMISTICE 1918.
A.S. Barnes, New York, (1969). 
155 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "After more than four years of the most fearful war in the world's history, the end came almost unexpectedly, with dramatic suddenness. At five o'clock on the morning of November 11, 1918, Marshal Foch and Admiral Wemyss, representing the Allies, concluded an armistice with German civil and military representatives. There had been a general expectation that the war would last well into 1919. The author...examines the various factors that led to the earlier conclusion of the war. He analyzes conditions in the summer of 1918 following Ludendorff's massive offensive in March...also probes the plans of the Central Powers, the Allies, and the American Expeditionary Forces, emphasizing the range of disagreements on the methods by which German could be defeated. He then goes on to consider the first and second phases of the Allied offensives of August 1918, which at last cracked German resistance. Finally the Armistice itself is studied in detail. The penultimate chapter, which comments on military operations, includes the bizarre account of the Kaiser's unheralded arrival in Holland..." Tiny marks and faint ghost marks on endpapers from old tape (removed), thin ink line smudge on page 117, a few pages with soft or full corner creases, slight bubbling to front pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, some faint writing indentations on front panel, two small closed tears. VG-/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
IN THE TEETH OF THE WIND:  THE STORY OF A NAVAL PILOT ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1916-1918., Bartlett, C.P.O., Squadron Leader.  Edited by his son, Nick Bartlett.
4 Bartlett, C.P.O., Squadron Leader. Edited by his son, Nick Bartlett. IN THE TEETH OF THE WIND: THE STORY OF A NAVAL PILOT ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1916-1918.
Leo Cooper, London, 1994, revised edition. 
159 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850523184 B&w photographs, diagram, map. "Philip Bartlett's account is a unique and fascinating record of a pilot's life in the dawn of aerial warfare and, as a history, of the first use of the bomber in war, strangely, by the Navy's aircraft. Flying by day and night alone, without navigational aids, the author moves from attacks on the U-boat bases to bombing the German Gothas as they prepared to raid London, and then to the s upport of Haig's drive to the coast which ended in the mud of Passchendaele. The climax in March, 1918, is reached when the author's squadron finds itself directly in the path of Ludendorff's massive thrust, which broke the British Vth Ar m y a n d n e a rly decided the War. Attacked by Richthofen's aces, No 5 Squadron RNAS flew continuous desperate missions against the advancing troops from aerodromes which were over-run time after time. At a time when the life of a pilot was re ck on e d in w e ek s, t he author flew 101 missions, enduring the rigours of flying without heat or oxygen, with hesitant engines, no parachutes and the attention of German fighters. Yet there is continual evidence of the pure joy of flying and won der a t the sh ee r b eau ty of the sky." Light browning to top edge of textblock, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top edge. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918., Bickersteth, John, editor.  Introduction by John Terraine.  Foreword by Donald Coggan.
5 Bickersteth, John, editor. Introduction by John Terraine. Foreword by Donald Coggan. THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918.
London Leo Cooper 1996 0850525462 / 9780850525465 Soft Cover Very Good 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w illustrations. "The Bickersteth War Diary was begun in August 1914 by Ella Monier-Williams Bickersteth, at the urgings of her son Burgon, with the idea of sharing the news of happenings in Europe with another son who was in Australia at the time. She was to continue it for four and a half years and then resumed her task during the Second World War. The resulting volumes, full of newspaper clippings and letters have been edited by her grandson to present a personal look at the life of a family that provided soldiers and chaplains to the British Army and suffered the loss and heartache that were common to many families of that time." Interior - clean and tight with no ownership marks. Exterior - small creases at bottom corner of front cover, very light rubbing, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Bickersteth, John, editor. Introduction by John Terraine. Foreword by Donald Coggan. THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918.
London Leo Cooper 1996 0850525462 / 9780850525465 Soft Cover Very Good 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w illustrations. "The Bickersteth War Diary was begun in August 1914 by Ella Monier-Williams Bickersteth, at the urgings of her son Burgon, with the idea of sharing the news of happenings in Europe with another son who was in Australia at the time. She was to continue it for four and a half years and then resumed her task during the Second World War. The resulting volumes, full of newspaper clippings and letters have been edited by her grandson to present a personal look at the life of a family that provided soldiers and chaplains to the British Army and suffered the loss and heartache that were common to many families of that time." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - faint crease down spine, small shallow dent on spine, light rubbing, two tiny corner creases, very light browning to top of spine, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SEVEN AGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY., Carver, Field Marshall Lord.
7 Carver, Field Marshall Lord. THE SEVEN AGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, (1984), Ist ed. 
332 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297783734 B & w photos, illustrations and maps. The story of the British Army from the 17th C, when Britian first had a standing army, up to the time of writing. The seven stages are those of C romwell; Marlborough; Wellington; Wolseley and Roberts; Haig; Montgomery; and Templer. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, very minor edge wear, and minor wrinkling, slight waviness to fore-edge of text bl o c k . V ery Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
8 Clayton, Anthony. PATHS OF GLORY: THE FRENCH ARMY 1914-18.
London Cassell 2005 0304366528 / 9780304366521 Soft Cover Good 
270 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "French soldiers in the First World War were not as well equipped as either their German opponents or their British allies. They were worse fed too, and began the war trained in badly out-of-date tactics and wearing unsuitable uniforms. Anthony Clayton investigates how the French army adjusted to the grim realities of warfare on the western front. He takes particular interest in the soldiers' morale: how, despite appalling losses and dreadful privations, the ordinary soldiers fought on until 1917 when widespread mutinies paralysed the army. It fell to two remarkable soldiers, Marshals Petain and Foch, to retore the soldiers' faith and lead them to victory in 1918." Interior - small crease at fore-edge of first two pages, one page with soft crease at top corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two soft corner creases, small bump at top front hinge area, book is slightly cocked, creases down spine, spine is slightly concave, minor edge wear, slight curvature to font cover and first half of pages. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BLINDFOLD AND ALONE: BRITISH MILITARY EXECUTIONS IN THE GREAT WAR., Corns, Cathryn and Hughes-Wilson, John.  Foreword by Richard Holmes.
9 Corns, Cathryn and Hughes-Wilson, John. Foreword by Richard Holmes. BLINDFOLD AND ALONE: BRITISH MILITARY EXECUTIONS IN THE GREAT WAR.
London Cassell 2002 0304364495 / 9780304364497 Soft Cover Near Fine 
543 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Few things about the First World War evoke quite so much anger as the soldiers who were shot at dawn. Between 1914 and 1920, the British Army executed 346 of its soldiers for a a variety of offences, including 266 for desertion, but only 18 for cowardice; murderers and mutineers made up the balance. (This) is an important book, the first to make use of court martial records. Corns and Hughes -Wilson bring a welcome sense of perspective to the subject." Gary Sheffield, The Mail on Sunday. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Corns, Cathryn and Hughes-Wilson, John. Foreword by Richard Holmes. BLINDFOLD AND ALONE: BRITISH MILITARY EXECUTIONS IN THE GREAT WAR.
London Cassell 2002 0304364495 / 9780304364497 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
543 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Few things about the First World War evoke quite so much anger as the soldiers who were shot at dawn. Between 1914 and 1920, the British Army executed 346 of its soldiers for a a variety of offences, including 266 for desertion, but only 18 for cowardice; murderers and mutineers made up the balance. (This) is an important book, the first to make use of court martial records. Corns and Hughes -Wilson bring a welcome sense of perspective to the subject." Gary Sheffield, The Mail on Sunday. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Corrigan, Gordon. MUD, BLOOD AND POPPYCOCK: BRITAIN AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Cassell 2003 0304359556 / 9780304359554 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
431 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w maps, photographs, diagrams. "The First World War was a unique experience for the United Kingdom: the only time Britain fielded a mass army that opposed the main enemy in the primary theatre of war. One consequence of this 'continental commitment' was that Britain suffered many more casualties in 1914-18 than in the Second World War, a factor that has coloured post-1945 attitudes to 'the Great War'. Yet, as Gordon Corrigan reveals, the First World War was neither unnecessary nor badly conducted - two claims made with such frequency in the 1960s that they became the new orthodoxy. The British Army did make mistakes during the First World War, but most were honest errors made by men as well trained and as well prepared as they could be, given the unprecedented expansion of the pre-1914 army into a force of over three million men and women. (He has) come to the conclusion that Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, far from being the 'butcher and bungler' of popular belief, was the man who took a tiny British army and expanded it, trained it and prepared it, until it was the only Allied army capable of defeating the Germans militarily in 1918." Very slight cigarette odor, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THROUGH GERMAN EYES: THE BRITISH AND THE SOMME 1916., Duffy, Christopher.
12 Duffy, Christopher. THROUGH GERMAN EYES: THE BRITISH AND THE SOMME 1916.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2006 0297846892 / 9780297846895 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
383 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. ""The Battle of the Somme has an enduring legacy, the image of 'lions led by donkeys' established by Alan Clark; of brave British soldiers sent to their deaths by incompetent generals. but, as Duffy reveals in this groundbreaking study, this was never the German view; indeed, the Germans had great respect for the British forces. The evidence for this is both copious and unfamiliar, discovered in archived official papers, histories, memoirs and letters, and most revealingly of all in the results of the interrogation of British prisoners of war. The picture that emerges is a far cry from 'Blackadder'. The questioning by German intelligence officers was more systematic and detailed than that employed by their British counterparts. It was also more open-ended, encouraging those captured to speak freely and at length whilst still in shock from combat and capture. Their recollections are of unique interest because of their immediacy, separated from the event by a matter of hours or a few days at most, rather than being contaminated by the passing of time and outside opinion. This is not another of the number of comprehensive histories of the Battle of the Somme. Instead it looks at aspects of the battle from the German point of view, showing in particular the Germans' perception of the British performance and mentality in the course of that long struggle. From the German point of view, the battle was a disaster. And the fact that every British soldier taken prisoner still believed Britian would win the war gave German intelligence teams a fair indication that their empire would go down to defeat." Minor cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock, faint thumb print at fore-edge of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
DEATH OF AN ARMY., Farrar-Hockley, Anthony.
13 Farrar-Hockley, Anthony. DEATH OF AN ARMY.
London Arthur Barker 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
195 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(The) first Battle of Ypres (1914) is sometimes considered to have ended as a costly stalemate, but, in fact, the British Army's act of suicide in this battle resulted in victory; the Germans, in failing a breakthrough to Calais, lost forever any prospects of the outright victory they had expected to win in France. Brigadier Farrar-Hockely's skillful account of this decisive encounter, which includes a brilliant use of contemporary sources, not least among them the dramatic diaries of British soldiers, caused the 'Oxford Times' to comment: 'his book is not only a fine piece of military history; it is as exciting as a thriller'." Book slightly cocked, areas of light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - heavy at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing, browning and soiling at edges, delamination on front hinge, very light soiling and browning on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Farrar-Hockley, Anthony. DEATH OF AN ARMY.
New York William Morrow 1968 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
195 pp, 8vo (812" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(The) first Battle of Ypres (1914) is sometimes considered to have ended as a costly stalemate, but, in fact, the British Army's act of suicide in this battle resulted in victory; the Germans, in failing a breakthrough to Calais, lost forever any prospects of the outright victory they had expected to win in France. Brigadier Farrar-Hockely's skillful account of this decisive encounter, which includes a brilliant use of contemporary sources, not least among them the dramatic diaries of British soldiers, caused the 'Oxford Times' to comment: 'his book is not only a fine piece of military history; it is as exciting as a thriller'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book is slightly cocked, very light browning to top and fore-edge of text block, some small areas of slight discoloration on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has several edge tears; wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; light browning to spine, top edge, spine and flap-folds; small area of surface paper loss on front panel; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BIG PUSH: A PORTRAIT OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME., Gardner, Brian.
15 Gardner, Brian. THE BIG PUSH: A PORTRAIT OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME.
Cassell, London, 1961, first edition. 
177 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. "At half past seven on the morning of the first of July 1916, along a front extending for eighteen miles in the valley of the Somme, an intensive bombardment which had conti nued since dawn lifted, and fourteen divisions of British troops stumbled out of their trenches to attack the enemy. This was the climax of Sir Douglas Haig's carefully conceived plan to break the interminable deadlock of trench warfare on th e W e s t ern Front, and score a resounding and dramatic victory over the German forces. Haig's design foundered within a few hours among the defences of Fricourt, La Boisells, and Thiepval, at the appalling cost of twenty thousand British soldier s k il le d an d thirty-five thousand wounded. - But the official dates for The Battle of the Somme are from 1st July to 18th, November 1916. The 'Big Push' went on, the preliminary bombardments, the attacks, the horrifying slaughter - every single c as ual ty be ing measured in terms of individual pain, misery, and sacrifice. Belief in the High Command that prolonged shelling must reduce an entrenched enemy to inertia and impotence, easy prey for advancing infantry, died hard. It persiste d t hro ugho ut the aut umn and into the following year, when the same ghastly pattern was repeated at Passchendaele. It was not fully discredited till the full potential of armoured vehicles was realized and military concepts, bred in minor theat res of w ar be for e th e tur n of the century, were rejected. - (This book) provides a critical, and immensely readable analysis of the policy, planning, and action of the British and French armies at the Battle of the Somme, a battle in which the cas ualti es of the Briti sh arm y alone exceeded those suffered by it during the whole of the Second World War. An important historical account of a great military blunder, it is also a vivid portrait of the tragedy, the unspeakable horror, and t he co urage, which are commo n to an y war at any time, but which were peculiarly intensified in France and Flanders from 1914 to 1918." Book is lightly cocked, has light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light wrinkling at top/bo ttom o f spine , light brow ning on edges o f text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has moderate edge wear, tiny chips/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light soiling at top/bottom edges, two scuffs on rear panel, old tape on inside of top/ bottom o f spin e. Very Good-/Go od+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Gilbert, Martin. THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME: THE HEROISM AND HORROR OF WAR.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2006 0771035470 / 9780771035470 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(O)n 1 July 1916, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 733 of 801 men in the 1st Newfoundland Regiment were killed. From their starting position in a British support trench, the Newfoundlanders had to cross some 230 metres of fire-swept ground before they reached their own front line. In less than a half-hour, it was all over. The divisional commander wrote of the Newfoundland effort: 'It was a magnificent display of trained and disciplined valour, and its assault failed of success because dead men can advance no further.' Well might the Germans refer to the Battle of the Somme as das Blutbad - the bloodbath. From 1 July to 15 November 1916, a period of just 138 days, more than 310,000 soldiers from four great armies, the British, Canadian, French, and German, were killed. The German death toll on the Somme was larger than that of all the Allied forces combined. The heroism of the Dominion troops moved British prime minister David Lloyd George to write: 'The Canadians played a part of such distinction that thenceforth they were marked as storm troops. Coming into the line, they prepared for the worst.' After four and a half months of fighting, the Allied armies had not reached the line they set for themselves for the first day of battle. In this vivid, deeply researched account of one of history's most destructive battles, (the author) tracks (it) through the experiences of footsoldiers, generals, and everyone in between. Interwoven with photographs, journal entries, original maps, and documents from every stage and level of planning, (this book) is the most authoritative and affecting account of this bloody turning point in the Great War." Slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A CROWN OF LIFE:  THE WORLD OF JOHN McCRAE., Graves, Dianne.  (John McCrae.)
17 Graves, Dianne. (John McCrae.) A CROWN OF LIFE: THE WORLD OF JOHN McCRAE.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1997 15506809149 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
300 pp, lg.8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w maps, drawings, photographs. "Born in Canada, (John) McCrae served in the South African War before carving out a career as an eminent doctor. It was during the Great War, whilst serving in 1915 as both an artillery and medical officer in the Second Battle of Ypres, that he wrote his famous poem (In Flanders Fields). Set against a background of nearly half a century of history, (the author) brings alive in fascinating detail John McCrae and his world - amongst them Rudyard Kipling, Leo Amery, Sir Alexander Fleming, and Stephen Leacock; the threads that linked their lives; and the story of four people who, after the war, were instrumental in the events that led to poppies being manufactured and sold to raise funds." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
18 Graves, Dianne. (John McCrae.) A CROWN OF LIFE: THE WORLD OF JOHN McCRAE.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1997 15506809149 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
300 pp, lg.8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w maps, drawings, photographs. "Born in Canada, (John) McCrae served in the South African War before carving out a career as an eminent doctor. It was during the Great War, whilst serving in 1915 as both an artillery and medical officer in the Second Battle of Ypres, that he wrote his famous poem (In Flanders Fields). Set against a background of nearly half a century of history, (the author) brings alive in fascinating detail John McCrae and his world - amongst them Rudyard Kipling, Leo Amery, Sir Alexander Fleming, and Stephen Leacock; the threads that linked their lives; and the story of four people who, after the war, were instrumental in the events that led to poppies being manufactured and sold to raise funds." Book is in Fine condition. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing on rear panel, small area of laminate loss on front panel. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
TAPESTRY OF WAR:  A PRIVATE VIEW OF CANADIANS IN THE GREAT WAR., Gwyn, Sandra.
19 Gwyn, Sandra. TAPESTRY OF WAR: A PRIVATE VIEW OF CANADIANS IN THE GREAT WAR.
Toronto HarperCollins 1992 000215787X / 9780002157872 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
552 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "For some, like the aging man-about-town Agar Adamson, and the promising politician Talbot Papineau, the war was both the climax and the denouement of their careers. For others, like Harold Innis, just off an Ontario farm, the horror of the trenches changed the direction and purpose of their lives. For Vancouver secretary Grace MacPherson, war was a great adventure; for Ottawa socialite Ethel Chadwick, it was a wave that pushed her aside and left her stranded for life. For Max Aitken, better known as Lord Beaverbrook, it was an opportunity to be exploited. For Newfoundlander Owen Steele, it was an heroic duty that ended in a rain of bullets at Beaumont-Hamel. Sandra Gwyn has woven the intimate threads of these lives into a composite portrait that is overwhelming in its power." Minor wrinkle at top of hinges. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARNHEM LIFT - AND THE GERMAN VERSION.  (NEW AND EXPANDED EDITION)., Hagen, Louis.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick A.M. Browning.  (Winrich Behr.)
20 Hagen, Louis. Foreword by Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick A.M. Browning. (Winrich Behr.) ARNHEM LIFT - AND THE GERMAN VERSION. (NEW AND EXPANDED EDITION).
Leo Cooper, London, 1993, new, expanded and revised edition. 
118 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850523753 B&w photographs, maps. "The airborne troops who landed at Arnhem in September 1944 suffered appalling casualties in the course of the nine-day battle; of some 10,000 men who went into action, 1,400 were killed and more than 6,000 - about a thrid of them wounded - were captured. British accounts have almost invariably praised the Germans' humane treatment of these prisoners. Had the young Sergeant 'Lewis Haig' b e e n c a ptured, however, his fate would have been markedly different, for the Nazis would have reacted with characteristic savagery to a German of Jewish extraction fighting against them as a member of the elite Glider Pilot Regiment. But 'Hai g' - L ou i s Ha gen - was one of the few who got back, to write the first and, as is widely accepted, one of the very best personal accounts of the battle....Forty-five years after the battle, at a dinner party in Germany, the author found himsel f n ext to a ma n of about his own age, the former Major Winrich Behr who had been Adjutant to Field-Marshal Model during the Arnhem battle. The two men became friends. Louis Hagen's interest in the battle was rekindled and Behr told him his own sid e of the st ory , whi ch is included here. Here, too, are balanced assessments of the planning and strategy of the operation, of the remarkable German reaction to the airborne incursion, and of the reasons for its failure." Very slight bump at b ottom of r ear hing e. Du st jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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