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ALBERTA HORSE, CATTLE AND SHEEP BRANDS.  ALSO TATTOO MARKS FOR FUR-BEARING ANIMALS AND POULTRY.   1958.
1 ALBERTA HORSE, CATTLE AND SHEEP BRANDS. ALSO TATTOO MARKS FOR FUR-BEARING ANIMALS AND POULTRY. 1958.
Edmonton, Alberta Ministry of Agriculture 1958 Flexible Clothcovers Very Good - 
823 pp, 8 1/8" H. Black cloth with yellow lettering/Alberta crest on front cover. Title continues: Being a Record of Cattle and Horse Brands, Also Tattoo Marks Which Have Been Allotted, Renewed, Transferred or Reissued and Were in Good Standing as at June 30, 1958." "This issue contains a total of 30923 Brands." Cattle Brands; Additional Cattle Brands; Index to Cattle Brands; Horse Brands; Index to Horse Brands. The bulk of the book comprises Cattle Brands and there are very small listings incorporated into the Horse section for Sheep, Fur-bearing Animals and Poultry. Edge wrinkling to covers and at top/bottom of spine, some areas of very light browning to endpapers, old brown tape marks on free front endpaper, minor soiling to edges of text block. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
2 Beardslee, William A.; Cobb, John B.; Lull, David J.; Pregeant, Russel; Weeden, Theodore J.; Woodbridge, Barry A. BIBLICAL PREACHING ON THE DEATH OF JESUS.
Nashville Abingdon Press 1989 0687034469 / 9780687034468 Soft Cover Very Good 
240 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). "By probing the accounts of Jesus' death in the Gospel of Mark and in Paul's letters, (this book) uncovers a vision of divine power and justice that calls us to become partners in God's struggle to overcome suffering and injustice in the world. In the cross, the authors demonstrate, we as Christians are given a symbol of both weakness and defeat and of power and victory. This symbol is a magnificent reminder of the redemption and transformation of lives and situations through Christ's identification with suffering." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light front hinge creases, spine flat with one crease. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
3 Bone, David W. THE LOOKOUTMAN.
Harcourt, Brace, New York, (1923), Ist ed. 
220 pp, 8vo, HC. The purpose of this book is to familiarize the reader with the outward appearance of representative types of vessels so they may be recognized on occasion, and to offer a lookoutman's comments on their character, habits and temper. 22 plates, some in color, of various ships at sea and in port along with profiles of ships throughout text relating back to the plates. Minor edgewear and slight fading of lettering on spine. Prize inscription on ffep. Foxing on pr e l i m i n a r i e s . VG 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
[4 WWII HOME GUARD-RELATED ITEMS].  HOME GUARD: A HANDBOOK FOR THE L.D.V.  With: SPOT THEM IN THE AIR! and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 4 - ENGINEERS and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 5 - RECONAISSANCE UNITS., Brophy, John, et al.
4 Brophy, John, et al. [4 WWII HOME GUARD-RELATED ITEMS]. HOME GUARD: A HANDBOOK FOR THE L.D.V. With: SPOT THEM IN THE AIR! and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 4 - ENGINEERS and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 5 - RECONAISSANCE UNITS.
London Hodder & Stoughton / Daily Mirror / General Staff, War Office 1940 Soft Cover Good 
1. Home Guard: A Handbook for the L.D.V. (Local Defence Volunteers) - 126 pp, 5 1/4" H. September 1940 - reprint in same month as first printing. Red/orange cloth with black and gray lettering. Contents: Author's Foreword; What the Job Is; Resisting the Invader; The Watch of the Skies; Defence Works and Anti-Tank Warfare; The Arms of the L.D.V.; The Use of the Rifle; The Last Word. 2. Spot Them in the Air! - 32 pp, staples in wraps, 8 3/8" H, published by the Daily Mirror, n.d. B&w photographs and three-view silhouettes of British and German aircraft with short descriptions. 3. Popular Guide to the German Army No. 4 - Engineers - 8 pp formed from a single folded sheet - folded size 9 5/8" H x 7 3/6" W - prepared by the General Staff, War Office, July 1941. B&w diagrams, double page drawing. Includes sections on River Crossings and Booby Traps. 4. Popular Guide to the German Army No. 5 - Reconaissance Units (Recce Units) - format as above - 9 13/16" H x 7 1/2" W - November 1941. B&w organization charts, double page drawing. Both these guides have the following printed on the front page "Not to be published. The information given in this document is not to be communicated, either directly or indirectly, to the Press or to any person not holding an official position in His Majesty's Service." Home Guard: A Handbook for the L.D.V. Interior - previous owner's pencilled notes on illustration page 96, most pages have some soft wrinkling at the fore-edge otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear - mainly on spine, corner crease on front cover, very light soiling on rear cover, wrinkling/creasing on spine, darkening/soiling to edges of text block. Spot Them in the Air. Interior - very small crease and some foxing at top corner of first page. Exterior - area of foxing marks at top corner of front cover, light wear on spine, very light browning and light soiling on rear cover. Popular Guides No 4 & No 5 have 1/4 fold creases, minor browning, light to moderate wrinkling, No 5 has a 2" fold tear archivally taped and several tiny holes at fold intersections. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
5 Cadman, W.A. GOOSE SHOOTING. THE SHOOTING TIMES LIBRARY: NO. 7.
Percival Marshall, London, n.d. - c1960. 
82 pp, small 8vo, gard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, drawings. Contents: Introduction; Identification of Geese; Habits and Habitats - Grey Geese; Habits and Habitats - Black Geese; Goose Shooting Equipment, Butts and Hides; Tides, Weather and Geese; Sand-crawling and Camouflage; Inland Shooting - Dogs and Decoys; Tim's First Goose Trip. Light edge wear to boards, tiny bumps to bottom corners. Dust jacket is worn with small chips/tears , light edge wear/scuffing/wrinkling, light browning at edges, light water staining to bottom inside edge (all text/illustrations complete), very small dent on rear panel. VG/G- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Chappell, Mike. Series editor, Martin Windrow. BRITISH BATTLE INSIGNIA (I), 1914-18. OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 182.
London Osprey 1986 0850457270 / 9780850457278 Soft Cover Very Good Mike Chappell. 
48 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photos, reproductions, 8 plates of insignias/uniform studies in full color. Contents: Introduction; Identification in Battle; British Army Divisions, 1914-18; The Plates. Interior - previous owner's ink name stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft crease at bottom corner of rear cover - migrates slightly into adjacent pages, minor bump at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
7 Clubb, Sally Potter & Sarjeant, William Antony. Foreword By Peter Sargool. SASKATOON'S HISTORIC BUILDINGS & SITES: A SURVEY & PROPOSALS.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon Enironmental Society 1980 3rd Revised Edition. Stapled in Wraps Very Good - Fink, Bob, Cover Drawing and Title Page. 
58 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Foreword; Historical Introduction; Historical Walks Around Saskatoon: Temperance Colony Townsite / Southwest Nutana / Southeast Nutana / Sutherland / University Area / City Centre / Riversdale / Southwest Area / Northwest Area / North (including Idylwyld Drive) / City Park and North Park; Saskatoon's Historic Buildings - Can They Be Preserved?; Appendix: Recommendations of the City of Saskatoon Special Committee for the Identification and Listing of Historic Buildings: Historic Structures Recommended for Preservation / List of Contemporary Structures of Architectural Importance in Saskatoon. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at bottom edge, very small chip at top of spine, light colour fading on spine and parts of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Cox, Randall T. BIRDER'S DICTIONARY.
Helena, Montana Falcon 1996 1560444231 / 9781560444237 Soft Cover Very Good Todd Telander. 
186 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w drawings. "A one-of-a-kind reference for birders and outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes, (this) is your most convenient source for biological, anatomical, physiological, behavioral, and taxonomic information about birds. Its small size makes it ideal for the window ledge, glove compartment, backpack, or library. Colloquial as well as technical terms are presented in an easy-to-read format. And the text is complemented by line drawings of avian anatomy. Appendices list North American and world bird orders in several formats. Perfect for the novice or experienced birder, the student, the researcher, the artist, or the photographer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, light rubbing, small soft crease to bottom corners of covers, slight scuff to fore edge of textblock, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
9 Cunningham, G.C. FOREST FLORA OF CANADA / FLORE FORESTIERE DU CANADA.
Department of Northern Affairs and Natural Resources, Forestry Branch, Ottawa, 1958. Bulletin 121. 
144 pp, oblong (5" H x 7 1/2" D), soft cover. An identification guide, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Bilingual text (English/French). "....prepared to meet the demand for a visual guide to the more common plants found within the for est. Although it is intended primarily for foresters and others with similar interests, it will be equally useful to students, teachers, botanists, and in fact, everyone interested in recognizing plant species...." Contents: Introductio n ; P o i s o n o us Plants; Edible Plants; The Flora - Lichens; Liverworts; Mosses; Horsetails; Clubmosses; Ferns; Seed-plants; Other Books on Plants; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear , ve r y li gh t br ow ni ng, slight soiling on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
10 Fergus, C. Leonard and Fergus, Charles. COMMON EDIBLE AND POISONOUS MUSHROOMS OF THE NORTHEAST.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2003. 
90 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 081172641X Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Important Parts of Mushrooms; Some Common Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the Northeast (United States): Identification Key; Gille d Fungi; Boletes; Polypores; Toothed Fungi; Coral Fungi; Club and Funnel Fungi; Sponge and Saddle Fungi; Puffballs; Destroying Angel; Mushrooms by Month of First Appearance; References; Acknowledgements. Interior - clean and tight with no p r e v i o u s ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TREES OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE NORTHEAST., Fergus, Charles.  Illustrated by Amelia Hansen.
11 Fergus, Charles. Illustrated by Amelia Hansen. TREES OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE NORTHEAST.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2002. 
272 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0811720926 B&w drawings. "Natural history narratives and identification information for some sixty species of trees found throughout the state and the northeast - natives and some common introduced species. A highly readable handbook and ready reference complemented by wonderful line drawings." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
METAL CANVAS:  CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART., Fochuk, Stephen M.
12 Fochuk, Stephen M. METAL CANVAS: CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1999 1551250136 / 9781551250137 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
191 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. "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. A very minor wrinkle at top edge of spine. Dust jacket has very minor wear and wrinkle at top of spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
METAL CANVAS:  CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART., Fochuk, Stephen M.
13 Fochuk, Stephen M. METAL CANVAS: CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1999 1551250136 / 9781551250137 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
191 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "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. Book is in Fine condition. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front hinge, very small light scuff on front hinge, two tiny imperfections in laminate on front panel, one tiny dent on front panel 
Price: 28.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD., Forty, George.
14 Forty, George. THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD.
London Hermes House 2005 184477743X / 9781844777433 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
256 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "(A)n authoritative directory of tanks and their immediate derivatives, such as ARVs (armoured recovery vehicles), tank destroyers, command versions, bridgelayers, mine-clearers and other Funnies. It begins with a guide to the history of the tank and its evolution: the first tank action at Flers during World War I, the Blitzkrieg of 1940, the desert war in North Africa, the D-Day Funnies of the Normandy beaches, tanks used in the jungles of Korea and Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli wars and the two desert wars of the Persian Gulf. Next, there are two A-Z directories focusing on over 230 tanks, the first covering World War I and II and the inter-war years, and the second covering the post-war years. From the world's first tank, the No. 1 Lincoln Machine 'Little Willie', to the contemporary M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank, with its state-of-the- art weapons systems, the book covers a vast range of armoured fighting vehicles. Each entry includes a lively description and history, with a specification panel detailing the tank's official name, date, crew, weight, dimensions, armament, armour, powerplant and performance. All the tanks are accompanied by identification photographs, many of which are full-colour and have never previously been published together in one volume." This is a new unread book. Fine/Fine 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD., Forty, George.
15 Forty, George. THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD.
London Hermes House 2005 184477743X / 9781844777433 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good- 
256 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "(A)n authoritative directory of tanks and their immediate derivatives, such as ARVs (armoured recovery vehicles), tank destroyers, command versions, bridgelayers, mine-clearers and other Funnies. It begins with a guide to the history of the tank and its evolution: the first tank action at Flers during World War I, the Blitzkrieg of 1940, the desert war in North Africa, the D-Day Funnies of the Normandy beaches, tanks used in the jungles of Korea and Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli wars and the two desert wars of the Persian Gulf. Next, there are two A-Z directories focusing on over 230 tanks, the first covering World War I and II and the inter-war years, and the second covering the post-war years. From the world's first tank, the No. 1 Lincoln Machine 'Little Willie', to the contemporary M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank, with its state-of-the- art weapons systems, the book covers a vast range of armoured fighting vehicles. Each entry includes a lively description and history, with a specification panel detailing the tank's official name, date, crew, weight, dimensions, armament, armour, powerplant and performance. All the tanks are accompanied by identification photographs, many of which are full-colour and have never previously been published together in one volume." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has large crease and some associated wrinkles at bottom of rear panel, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRY., Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles.
16 Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles. A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRY.
New York Gramercy 1993 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Graham Johnston, Herald Painter to the Lyon Court. 
647 pp, 9 1/4" H. Profusely illlustrated with b&w drawings, photographs, colour plates. "(A) thorough explanation of the rules governing the establishment and use of coasts of arms which includes an extraordinarily detailed compendium of the individual elements and designs in the coats of arms of England and Scotland. Because every representation has a specific meaning, based on recognized historical interpretation, Fox-Davies has divided the book into chapters on such symbols as beasts, birds, trees, flowers, crests, crowns, coronets, badges, and mottoes. The inheritance pattern of each heraldic symbol is described and there is an explanation of what happens when one noble family intermarries with another and the coats of arms must be combined.." Very light browning to page margins and edges of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinge and flap-folds, minor browning on inside edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SKY GUARDIANS: BRITAIN'S AIR DEFENCE 1918-1993., Gething, Michael J.
17 Gething, Michael J. SKY GUARDIANS: BRITAIN'S AIR DEFENCE 1918-1993.
Arms and Armour, London, 1993, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps, photographs. ISBN 0853689466 "(O)ffers snapshots of UK air defences at ten-yearly intervals, detailing how each (new) threat was perceived and what the response to it was, with a critique of that response and subsequent orders of battle to demonstrate how air defence evolved in real terms. In-depth reviews of the major examples over 75 years include the first German raids on Britain and the development of anti-aircraft arti llery; the appearance of German Heinkel and Dornier bombers in the 1930s and the design of the Hurricane and Spitfire to defeat this threat; and the defence against Soviet Cold War bombers in the form of the Hunter and Bloodhound. The result is a p rogressive history that concludes with the state of current defences and thoughts for the future: how will emerging challenges to the UK and NATO be met and countered? Illustrated with a wide range of photographs of the weapons systems deploy e d t hr ough three quarters of a century, this is an usual and perceptive new assessment, with particular value in this anniversary year for the RAF." Small thin scuff on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor rubbing, minor wrinkli ng a t top of flap-folds and spine, very small closed perforation on front flap-fold - archivally taped. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYING COLORS.  FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES., Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers.
18 Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers. FLYING COLORS. FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES.
London Salamander 1997 086101944X / 9780861019441 Hard Cover Fine Very Good John Weal, Richard Caruana and Brian Knight. 
207 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated in colour. "Military aircraft have been variously daubed, cunningly camouflaged, boastfully personalized or otherwise extravagantly colored since they first took to the air more than 80 years ago. From the time that the identity of aircraft was established with national insignia, the markings of aircraft has become a science, and their decoration an art form. At times of tension, trends have been toward camouflage colors for concealment as international relationships deteriorated. Yet, in peace and war, there have also been 'anti-camouflage' color schemes applied specifically to render aircraft more conspicuous for training, rescue and other purposes. 'Flying Colors' is a superb survey of this fascinating scene, depicting more than 100 different aircraft types, from the World War I Spads to the modern swing-wing Tornado, in more than 1300 spectacular illustrations. Splendid use is made of finely detailed profile drawings, top and bottom, head-on and 'scrap' views, together with emblem and other detail enlargements, all in full-color and each extensively researched by the compilers and artists who have striven for accuracy and interest. Each first-class drawing is described, with identification of squadron, unit, theater and period, and often even the pilot's name and rank too! Recognized as a major landmark in aviation publishing, this volume will especially delight aircraft modelmakers and all enthusiasts of the dramatic history of warplanes." Dust jacket has moderate creasing at top of spine - very light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds and at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYING COLORS.  FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES., Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers.
19 Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers. FLYING COLORS. FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES.
London Salamander 1997 086101944X / 9780861019441 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ John Weal, Richard Caruana and Brian Knight. 
207 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated in colour. "Military aircraft have been variously daubed, cunningly camouflaged, boastfully personalized or otherwise extravagantly colored since they first took to the air more than 80 years ago. From the time that the identity of aircraft was established with national insignia, the markings of aircraft has become a science, and their decoration an art form. At times of tension, trends have been toward camouflage colors for concealment as international relationships deteriorated. Yet, in peace and war, there have also been 'anti-camouflage' color schemes applied specifically to render aircraft more conspicuous for training, rescue and other purposes. 'Flying Colors' is a superb survey of this fascinating scene, depicting more than 100 different aircraft types, from the World War I Spads to the modern swing-wing Tornado, in more than 1300 spectacular illustrations. Splendid use is made of finely detailed profile drawings, top and bottom, head-on and 'scrap' views, together with emblem and other detail enlargements, all in full-color and each extensively researched by the compilers and artists who have striven for accuracy and interest. Each first-class drawing is described, with identification of squadron, unit, theater and period, and often even the pilot's name and rank too! Recognized as a major landmark in aviation publishing, this volume will especially delight aircraft modelmakers and all enthusiasts of the dramatic history of warplanes." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor browning at some edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF THE MISSING OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Hanson, Neil.
20 Hanson, Neil. UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF THE MISSING OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2005, first American edition. 
474 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0307263703 B&w photographs, map. "The First World War was a conflict of unprecedented ferocity that unleashed such demons as mechanized warfare and mass death on the twentieth century. After the last shot was fired and the troops marched home, approximately three million soldiers remained unaccounted for. Some bodies were found, but they bore no trace of identification; many more men had been blown to smithereens or had s i m p l y vanished into battlefields where as many as a hundred shells had fallen on every square yard. An unassuming English chaplain first proposed a symbolic burial of one of those unknown soldiers in memory of all the missing dead. The idea w as p ic ke d u p by almost every country that had an army in the war, and each laid a body to rest amid an outpouring of national grief - in London's Westminster Abbey, Paris's Arc de Triomphe, Rome's Victor Emmanuelle Monument, and, for the United St ate s, Arl in gt on National Cemetery in Virginia. In (this book, the author) offers an unflinching yet compassionate account of the reality of battle on the front lines. He focuses on three soldiers - an American, an Englishman, and a German - an d na rra tes the ir war experiences through their diaries and letters. (He) describes how each man endured the nearly unbearable conditions in the trenches and in the air and relates what is known about their deaths; all three died on the batt lefie lds o f th e So mme, wi thin gunshot sound of one another. He delves into their familial ties, the ideals they expressed in their letters, and he explains how the death of one, the American pilot George Seibold, was instrumental in the creat ion of the G old S tar M other s, a n organization caring for bereaved mothers, wives, and families that is still active today. Hanson animates and brings to life the combatants who perished without a trace, and shows how the Western world arrived at the now ti me-hon ored w ay of mourn ing and paying tribute to all those who die in war." Tiny piece missing from edge of rear pastedown, two tiny tears at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has tiny tear and very l ight wri nkling a t top o f spine , mino r wrin kling at top/bottom of flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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