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1 Atteridge, A. Hilliard. FAMOUS LAND FIGHTS: A POPULAR SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF LAND WARFARE.
Musson, Toronto, 1914. 
329 pp, 7 11/16" H, hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering and banding on spine and front board, gold illustration on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w maps/battle plans, drawings, reproductions, tissue-covered frontispiece. "....an attempt to trace....the development of land fighting from the days of early tribal warfare to the great conflicts of 'Nations in Arms' in our own time. The evolution of weapons and tactics is described in bold outline, typical battles being dealt with in fuller detail in each of the great periods of history...." Chapter headings: Primitive Weapons and Old-World Wars; Wars of the Early Empires of the Past; Greek and Macedonian Warfare - The Phalanx; Roman War - The Legion; Medieval Wa rfare - The Period of the Mounted Man-at-Arms; The Rise of Infantry - Victories of the Swiss Pikemen and Halberdiers and the English Archers; From the Introduction of Fire-Arms to the Thirty Years' War; The Wars of Louis XIV; The Battles of Frederick the Great; Battles of the French Revolution and the Empire - Napoleon and Wellington; Beginning of the Modern Period - The Battles of the Crimean War; Modern Weapons and the "Nation in Arms"; Battles of the Franco-German War; The Entrenched Battlefield - Plevna - South Africa; Battles of the Twentieth Century (ending with the Balkan War). Minor soiling on free rear endpaper, cery small bump to fore-edge of pages 313 ro end of book, a small area of light soiling on pages 322 & 323, light browning to half-title page, light browning and light soiling marks to edges of text block, light edge wear, one small corner crease, minor soiling to boards, light wrinkling and tiny tear at top/bottom of spine. G+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 9 1978.  (VOLUME IX - 1978.), Baatz, Dietwulf; Barrett, A.A.; Birley, Eric; Buckland, Paul; Castle, Stephen A.; Hanson, W.S.; Jackson, D.A.; Ambrose, T.M.; Jarrett, Michael G.; Johnson, Stephen; McPeake, J.C.; Moore, C.N.; McWhirr, Alan; Viner, David; Miller, M.; St Joseph, J.,
2 Baatz, Dietwulf; Barrett, A.A.; Birley, Eric; Buckland, Paul; Castle, Stephen A.; Hanson, W.S.; Jackson, D.A.; Ambrose, T.M.; Jarrett, Michael G.; Johnson, Stephen; McPeake, J.C.; Moore, C.N.; McWhirr, Alan; Viner, David; Miller, M.; St Joseph, J., BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 9 1978. (VOLUME IX - 1978.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1978. 
525 pp + 32 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, diagrams, graphs, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Editorial; Recent Finds of Ancient Artillery; Knowle dge of the Literary Classics in Roman Britain; The Adherence of Britain to Vespasian; A First-Century Shield from Doncaster, Yorkshire; Amphorae from Brockley Hill, 1975; The Organisation of Roman Military Timber-Supply; Excavations at Wake r l e y , N o r thants, 1972-75; The Case of the Redundant Official; Excavations at Hayton Roman Fort, 1975; A Bronze Skillet-handle from Chester and other vessels from the British Isles; The Production and Distribution of Tiles in Roman Britain wi th p ar ti cu l ar r ef erence to the Cirencester region; The Last British Entry in the 'Gallic Chronicles'; An Enamelled Skillet-handle from Brough-on-Fosse and the distribution of similar vessels; The Camp at Durno, Aberdeenshire, and the site o f M ons Gr aup ius ; Exc ava tio ns near Hadrian's Wall at Tarraby Lane, 1976; Halls or Yards? A problem of villa-interpretation; Two Romano-British Genii; Property-boundaries and the Sizes of Building-plots; Tile-stamps of the Ninth Legion found i n Br itai n; N otes : A fu rthe r ve ssel of the Aldgate-Pulborough Potter - An ususual late Roman Mortarium from Caister by Yarmouth, Norfolk - Another Intaglio from Wroxter - A possible Roman Lyre-sculpture fragment in the British Museum - A frag ment of a Roman cava lry tom bston e fro m Cir encester - A Roman camp near Girvan, Ayreshire; Roman Britain in 1977: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - faint small bump at top c orner of s ome pa ges, o ther wise clean and t ight w ith no other ownership marks. Exterior - book is lightly twisted on spine, very light edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
3 Betcherman, Lita-Rose. THE LITTLE BAND: THE CLASHES BETWEEN THE COMMUNISTS AND THE POLITICAL AND LEGAL ESTABLISHMENT IN CANADA, 1928-1932.
Ottawa Deneau 0888790716 / 9780888790712 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
247 pp, 9 1/4" H. "In 1921, a 'little band' of disparate activists formed the Communist Party of Canada. Civil authorities across the country reacted with fear, even though R.C.M.P. officers described the party as 'a handful of ineffective English-speaking leaders, a negligible French-speaking element, an isolated Jewish element, with the agitators drawn from the Finnish and Ukrainian immigrants, whose benevolent societies paid for the Party's maintenance'. (This book) documents the ensuing clashes between the Canadian communists and Canada's political and legal establishments, from 1928 to 1932. Dr. Betcherman skillfully recreates the excitement of street fights and court cases, culminating in the spectacular trial of communist Tim Buck. (She) interviewed Communist Party members, Crown attorneys and Defence lawyers of the period, and was granted access to rare transcripts of trials, appeals and correspondence in compiling this, the first detailed and thoroughly entertaining history of these events." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three very small corner bumps. Dust hacket has very light edge wear and wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on rear hinge, tiny scuffs on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RETURN OF SERGEANT LUCK., Bond, Geoffrey.
4 Bond, Geoffrey. THE RETURN OF SERGEANT LUCK.
Max Parrish, London, 1964, first edition. 
144 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. The sixth 'Sergeant Luck' adventure. Jacket design by William Randell. "The dagger sped through the open window, whistling closely past the commandant. Its razor edge landed with a thud ri ght in the centre of a map of North Africa. Was it thrown to kill? What was the meaning of the cryptic message carved on its hilt? What was happening in the remote fortress of Ain Seffara? Sergeant Luck meant to find out. Once again w e m e e t S e r geant Luck and his indomitable companions, Corporal Trenet and Aloysius Bimberg; we are back with the 'legionnaires' in one of the strangest episodes in Luck's carerr. The sergeant finds himself in conflict with a most mysterious en e my , th e e ve r- th reatening but never present figure known as 'The Dawn'. His trilling exploits in the menacing desert will delight all Sergeant Luck's old admirers and will win him many eager new adherents." Slight bump at top/bottom of s pin e/ rea r hin ge , tin y d int to top edge of rear board, tiny foxing mark on top of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges and on spine/flap-folds, small lett er "c" wr itte n i n ink on r ear panel, light soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
5 Bowering, Clifford H. SERVICE: THE STORY OF THE CANADIAN LEGION, 1925-1960.
Dominion Command, Canadian Legion, Ottawa, (1960). 
240 pp, 8vo, hard cover - no dust jacket. Illus. with b&w photos. Previous owner's name and address stamped on free front endpaper, minor edge wear, minor rubbing to boards. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
I HAVE NO REGRETS: THE STRANGE LIFE OF A DIPLOMAT-VAGRANT., Bringolf, Lieutenant.  Edited by Blaise Cendrars.  Translated from the French by Warre B. Wells.
6 Bringolf, Lieutenant. Edited by Blaise Cendrars. Translated from the French by Warre B. Wells. I HAVE NO REGRETS: THE STRANGE LIFE OF A DIPLOMAT-VAGRANT.
New York E.P. Dutton 1932 First U.S. Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
286 pp, 8vo (8 13/16") H, green cloth with black lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket. B&w photographs (collated). "Brilliant Embassy Attache in the capitals of Europe and patron of pawnbrokers; favourite partner at Court balls in Vienna and Berlin, and dishwasher at the Savoy Hotel in Rosario de Santa-Fe in Argentina; courtier and lover of Princesses, and old offender at the Assize Court; member of the 'Guestphalia' student corps at Heidelberg, and on the roll-call of the Foreign Legion; hero of many battles of the Great War, and nameless stoker on board the steamer 'Sylvia'; honoured guest in hotels de luxe, and unwilling guest in the forbidding dungeons of La Guadalupe prison at Lima in Peru; as well known to the attendants in the sleeping-cars of the great international expresses as to the drivers of prison vans; sleeping under bridges, or renting princely apartments; with handcuffs on his wrists today, and decorated with the Legion of Honour tomorrow; regarded by some as a crook, and by others as a hero; ever wavering despite himself between good and evil - in the end he succeeded in reconciling his temperament with the world, and, since he is no more, I can make public today these fragments of the 'Memoirs' of the late Lieutenant Bringolf." Foreword - Blais Cendrars. Browning to endpapers, scattered tiny foxing marks and light dust soiling on top of text block, slight browning to fore-edge of text block, light sun fading and tiny foxing marks on edges of boards, heavy sun fading to rear hinge and spine color - lettering still very legible, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at bottom of spine, tiny foxing marks on parts of rear board. 
Price: 72.50 USD
 
 
7 Brown, June. THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS: ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 43.
Oshawa Royal Canadian Legion 1979 0969006705 / 9780969006701 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Inscribed By Author
160 pp, oblong (7 5/8" H x 9 1/4" D). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Jim / Best Regards / June Brown". Many b&w photographs. "(W)ritten with the purpose of acquainting new members and the general public with the part the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 43, plays in the community of Oshawa. First and foremost was the assistance to veterans returning from the wars and to widows and children of veterans. Several years after the second World War, they became involved with community work. Here the various activities have taken the Branch into many fields of welfare, sports, recreational sponsorships, and educational activities far beyond anything which had been attempted by any other organization in the city. It took countless hours of voluntary work by faithful members of the Branch and the Ladies' Auxiliary over the past 50 years to achieve the status they enjoy today." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, one small edge tear archivally taped, two tiny dents on front hinge, a few tiny foxing marks on inside surface. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE TARTAN PIMPERNEL., Caskie, Donald C.
8 Caskie, Donald C. THE TARTAN PIMPERNEL.
Oldbourne, London, 1959, reprint. 
270 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "On Sunday, 10 June 1940, the Rev. Donald C. Caskie, Minister of the Scottish Kirk in Paris, preached for the last time in four years, said goodbye to his congregation, locked the chur ch and joined the mass-exodus from the city. A Highlander, he denounced Hitler from his pulpit. He was on the Gestapo 'Black List'. After a perilous journey - he was mobbed by French villagers who thought him a German paratrooper and machi n e - g u n n ed from the air - he arrived in Marseilles and commandeered the British Seamen's Mission near the Old Harbour. There the adventures of 'The Tartan Pimpernel' began. Immediately contacted by Allied Intelligence Officers he was conscri pt ed t o se rv ic e. The Seamen's Mission became a vital link on the escape route for prisoners-of-war and soldiers escaping from Dunkirk. He fed, clothed and gave the men shelter before sending them through the Pyrenees with forged papers to Sp ain . He co lle cte d m ilitary information for the Allies. Denounced by a British traitor, Dr. Caskie was banished to Grenoble where he continued his work as an 'underground padre'. Arrested by the Gestapo and sentenced to death in a Nazi Court h e pa ss ed thr ough sev en p risons and was saved from death by a German padre. Throughout all his perils (he) was sustained by the Christian Faith and inspired by native patriotism. Still the Scottish Minister to Paris, he has saved the books in whic h h e r ecor ded t he na mes o f his guests of war. Among the legion of men he helped were Whitney Straight, the millionaire sportsman and R.A.F. ace, and Redvers Prior, M.P. His story is enlivened by Scottish humour and brilliant character studie s of his comr ades a nd ene mies." Areas of light browning/foxing on end papers, one corner with a slight small bump, light wrinkling and color fading at top/bottom of spine, some light color fading on top edge of rear board, light browni ng on b ottom edge of bo ards, b rowning and fa int tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has small chips and tears (some with old tape on inside), light rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel, edge crease s, very light edge w ear, ne wspaper clipping tipped in on front flap. Good+/Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
9 Cockfield, Jamie H. WITH SNOW ON THEIR BOOTS: THE TRAGIC ODYSSEY OF THE RUSSIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IN FRANCE DURING WORLD WAR I.
New York St. Martin's Griffin 1999 0312173563 / 9780312173562 Soft Cover Very Good 
396 pp, 8 3/16" H. B&w photographs. "In 1916, in an exchange of human flesh for war material, the Russian government sent to France two brigades to fight on the side of their French allies. By the end of World War I, these two brigades had experienced their own form of the Russian Revolution, had been isolated at a southern training post in a disciplinary move by the French government, had battled against each other in what was one of the first confrontations of the Russian Civil War, and had emerged from the conflict as a single force, the Russian Legion of Honor, which would remain loyal to France until the end of the war. The remarkable story of these Russian soldiers has been basically overlooked by historians - until now. (This book) explores the journey and transformation of these men and, in doing so, examines the impact of the revolution on the Russians who were caught in the middle of wartime alliances and nationalist ardor. A microcosm of the political, social, and military struggle that was to occur in Russia in 1917 and in the years to follow, (it) also looks at the changes in the relationship between France and Russia during and after the war." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, three light creases down spine, minor soiling on bottom of book. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Coffinier, Andre. MESSIDOR: RECITS, ANECDOTES, CONTES ET POEMS SE RAPPORTANT AUX PREMIERES ATTRIBUTIONS D'ARMES ET DE CROIX D'HONNEUR. (LES GROGNARDS DE NAPOLEON.)
B.O.R.E., Paris, (1980). 
176 pp. + 7 reproductions of color uniform studies at rear, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover (dark green boards with gold lettering, decoration), in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, many b&w illustrations + color plates at rear. FRENCH TEXT. Contents: Les armes d'honneur; Les grandes journees de la Legion d'honneur; La croix des braves; D'autres braves; Les femmes et la croix d'honneur; Notes succinctes sur les principaux noms cites dans les textes. Very light browning to pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling at top of spine area, light rubbing to rear panel. VG+/VG 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II., Connell, G.G.
11 Connell, G.G. JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.
Crecy 1995 0947554556 / 9780947554552 Revised Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes both of the pleasures of shipboard life and of the often harsh discipline meted out for lapses from the strict naval code. There were happy ships and unhappy ships, lucky ships and unlucky ships, and he instances experiences from them. Throughout the book he links the experiences of the seamen to the great actions of the war taking place around them, which are thus seen not from the viewpoint of the captain or admiral but the men who fired the guns, the engineers, etc. Thus we get new perspectives on the Battle of the River Plate, Convoy PQ17, the invasion of Sicily, the Battle of Sirte, and many other actions." Includes a Glossary of Lower-deck words and phrases and Appendix: Extracts from King's Rules and Admiralty Regulations 1939 and 1943. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and tiny dint/scuff on rear panel, very small faint sticker pull repair on panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II., Connell, G.G.
12 Connell, G.G. JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.
Crecy 1995 0947554556 / 9780947554552 Revised Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes both of the pleasures of shipboard life and of the often harsh discipline meted out for lapses from the strict naval code. There were happy ships and unhappy ships, lucky ships and unlucky ships, and he instances experiences from them. Throughout the book he links the experiences of the seamen to the great actions of the war taking place around them, which are thus seen not from the viewpoint of the captain or admiral but the men who fired the guns, the engineers, etc. Thus we get new perspectives on the Battle of the River Plate, Convoy PQ17, the invasion of Sicily, the Battle of Sirte, and many other actions." Includes a Glossary of Lower-deck words and phrases and Appendix: Extracts from King's Rules and Admiralty Regulations 1939 and 1943. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very minor wear or wrinkling at top/bottom of front flap-fold, tiny scuff from sticker removal on front panel title. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GERMAN UNIFORMS OF THE THIRD REICH, 1933-1945., Davis, Brian Leigh.  Illustrations by Pierre Turner.
13 Davis, Brian Leigh. Illustrations by Pierre Turner. GERMAN UNIFORMS OF THE THIRD REICH, 1933-1945.
Arms and Armour, London, 1997, reprint. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1854094203 "Within the 240 colour figures included in this illustrated guide are uniforms of the fighting and security forces, members of the National Socialist Party and other political groups, and other governing and supervisory officials; the range extends from Adolf Hitler himself to medical personnel, bus conductors and factory guards. The finely detailed colour drawings are complemented by full descriptive captions which, along w i t h t h e author's commentary on the hierarchy and structure of the Party, combine to create an introductory guide to the German administration in the years of the Third Reich. In its new larger format this book, already a proven international be st se l le r, w ill continue to provide excellent reference to historians, modellers, collectors and students of World War Two." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - rmainder mark on top of text block. Very Goo d+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
14 Debay, Yves. THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION IN ACTION. EUROPA MILITARIA NO. 11.
London Windrow & Greene 1992 Soft Cover Very Good 
66 pp, 10 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "In this second instalment of his photo-essay on the 'while kepis', author Yves Debay gives an exhaustive coverage of all Legion units, based in France and overseas, and describes their missions and equipment in detail. As always, the capability of the modern day Legion rests on strong infantry regiments such as 2e REI, who provided the backbone of the Legion component during the intervention in Iraq; 3e REI, guarding the gates to outer space on the Ariane launching sites in Guyana; 5e REI, safeguarding French sovereignty in the Pacific, and 13e DBLE, upholding in the horn of Africa the time-honoured desert traditions of the famous corps. Legionnaires from other elite services are not neglected, and this second volume also delves into the activities of 2e REP paratroopers, specialists in swift intervention in Africa; 1er REC cavalrymen, the 'mailed fist' of the Rapid Action Force; and 6e REG sappers, the unsung heroes who, even in peacetime, tirelessly carry out their obscure but vital missions." Interior - previous owner's small stamp marl on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - some light yellowing on rear hinge, slight delamination at top edge of rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE MEANING OF PUCK: HOW HOCKEY EXPLAINS MODERN CANADA., Dowbiggin, Bruce.
15 Dowbiggin, Bruce. THE MEANING OF PUCK: HOW HOCKEY EXPLAINS MODERN CANADA.
Key Porter, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
232 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781554700417 "In a series of essays that is a road trip across the nation's cultural landscape, (Dowbiggin) shows how the national passion for hockey reflects - or deflects - the issues of globalization, regionalism, anti-Americanism, militarism, violence, racism and greed. Why are Canadians, for instance, such strenuous advocates of pacifism and non-militarism around the world while simultaneously embracing - and promoting - the world's most vicious and violent brand of hockey? As the legion of apologists for Todd Bertuzzi's thuggish play dramatize, it's not the Americans who popularize violence in hockey. It's us. Dowbiggen tries to come to terms with the absurd hero worship of The Great One. Or why Canadians so smugly spoof American ignorance while making a 'cultural' icon of Don Cherry. Is it because in a nation without rules or standards he still stands for something, however distasteful? (He) conducts an autopsy on the essentially permanent futility of the Toronto Maple Leafs and shows how the team's declining fortunes mirror the shift in power and influence from Ontario to the West, particularly Alberta. As fans outside Ontario chafe at the Toronto- centrism of 'Hockey Night in Canada', they seek a new locus of hockey influence. Dowbiggin explores questions such as: Why the Vancouver Canucks are the new frontier? What do you mean the Montreal Canadiens are owned by an American? Why is hockey such a safe place for characters such as Alan Eagleson, Graham James and David Frost to hide? And why is it so hard to get them out once they've attached themselves to power? Most of all: Why does the sniff of the Canadian jock have such a hypnotic effect on our culture? 'The Meaning of Puck' is a funny, acidic, irreverent, argumentative and often infuriating but always thought-provoking look into the fabric of a nation straining to keep old traditions alive and incorporate new national myths." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ELUSIVE VICTORY.  THE ARAB-ISRAELI WARS:  1947-1974., Dupuy, Trevor N.
16 Dupuy, Trevor N. ELUSIVE VICTORY. THE ARAB-ISRAELI WARS: 1947-1974.
Military Book Club, Garden City, New York, 2002. 
669 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0965442802 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "....the author draws on both Israeli and Arab accounts and his own formidable experience as a military historian to produce a richly doc umented, authoritative, and impartial history of the war-torn Middle East. Beginning with the First Arab-Israeli War (1947-1949), Dupuy also covers the Sinai-Suez War in 1956, the Six Day War in 1967, the War of Attrition from 1967 to 1970 , a n d c o n cludes with the Yom Kippur War. Throughout, Dupuy provides information on long-term and immediate causes, information on military strength and sizes, details of strategy and tactics, geographical information, as well as the broader, i n te rn at i on al i nfluences and consequences. Included are many illustrations, tables, maps, a bibliography, and an index." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
RIFLEMAN: ELITE SOLDIERS OF THE WARS AGAINS NAPOLEON.  MILITARY ILLUSTRATED., Elliot-Wright, Philipp.  Colour plates by Christa Hook.
17 Elliot-Wright, Philipp. Colour plates by Christa Hook. RIFLEMAN: ELITE SOLDIERS OF THE WARS AGAINS NAPOLEON. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED.
Publishing News, London, 2000. 
144 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1903040027 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies, maps/battle plans. "(T)ells the story of one of the great military elites of the past - the Rifleman. It shows him at his finest moment in the green jacket of the 95th Rifles in the wars against Napoleon. It reveals the way he fought, the weapons and equipment he used, and the tactics he perfected. First-hand accounts are matched by bri lliant colour reconstructions of the Rifleman, bringing the reality of the battle to the reader. The invention of the rifle gave a new twist to warfare. Hunters became soldiers who fought in green and hid behind cover - the days of brightly - u n i f o r med ranks of men exchanging volleys of fire was over. Developed in the forests of North America, the Rifleman revolutionised the art of war. In the campaigns against Napoleon, units of British Riflemen took on French light infantry a rm ed w it h mu sk ets. Trained to act independently and with a respect for his own skills, the Rifleman was an exceptionally intelligent warrior, the forefather of today's combat soldier. His greatest moments in the Peninsular War and at the bat tle of Wa ter lo o a re vividly described in first-hand accounts, but some of the myths of the Rifleman are also punctured." Previious owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacke t ha s li ght rubb ing on rea r panel, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease across bottom edge of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BATTLES WITH MODEL SOLDIERS., Featherstone, Donald.
18 Featherstone, Donald. BATTLES WITH MODEL SOLDIERS.
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1972 0715349252 / 9780715349250 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good Good+ W.R.F. Jenkinson. 
215 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "Once aptly described as 'chess with a thousand pieces', wargaming can be made as complicated and elaborate as desired, or so simple that even young children can take part. This book - the ideal introduction to the hobby - explains what wargaming is all about, how armies can be assembled and how, on any reasonably-sized table, realistic engagements can be fought by tactical manoeuvring. The basic rules by which forces are moved and casualties assessed are explained, there is practical advice on making one's own soldiers and on conversions, and guidance on how to prepare and lay out realistic battlefield scenes. Another great attraction of the wargaming hobby is the research it invites into famous campaigns of the past, and not the least valuable part of this book is its brief survey of warfare from earliest times to the present day. Here the military tactics of each period are considered, together with the role of the different types of soldiers and their weapons, and there is an extensive bibliography to facilitate research into specific periods of military history." Very small bump at top edge of front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny light stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, one small tear archivally taped, light browning at inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Glover, Michael. WELLINGTON'S PENINSULAR VICTORIES: BUSACO - SALAMANCA - VITORIA - NIVELLE. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
London B. T. Batsford 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
192 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). "In the course of the Peninsular War, Wellington became the most celebrated general in British history. When he landed in Lisbon in April 1809, however, there seemed little reason to suppose that the British could maintain their foothold in Portugal, still less to imagine that the French could be driven out of the Peninsula and across the Pyrenees. Since 1793 the British army had experienced a long succession of defeats and reverses. Before Wellington could take the field he had first to overhaul the entire organization of his forces. His allies' troops were ill-led, ill-trained and ill-equipped. His atttempts to co-operate with his Spanish colleagues were stultified by rivalry and distrust. Michael Glover has written a lucid narrative of the difficulties and set-backs of the five years' campaigning that brought the allies to Toulouse in April 1814. Against this background are full-scale accounts of the four battles - Busaco, Salamanca, Vitoria and the Nivelle - in which Wellington defeated his principal opponents of the War - Massena, Marmont, Jourdan and Soult. The officers and men who served in the Peninsula left behind them many absorbing and often moving eyewitness descriptions, and it is on these, no less than on his long acquaintance with the secondary sources of the history of the War, that (he) has based his study of the battles. The numerous illustrations, taken from the supreme period of military art, are themselves of outstanding interest and, with the six maps and plans in the text, complement a perceptive account of Wellington and his army." Light edge wear, previous owner's name stamp on front pastedown, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has browning to the spine and edges, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small edge tears. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AUGSBURG EAGLE:  A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY.  MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109., Green, William.
20 Green, William. AUGSBURG EAGLE: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY. MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109.
Bourne End Aston 1987 0946627177 / 9780946627172 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The full and comprehensive story of one of the world's most famous fighter aircraft. The account is complete, from design and development through action in the Spanish Civil War, the air battles for Poland and France, the Eastern Front and service in Switzerland, Czecho-slovakia and Israel to its eventual retirement in Spain in 1967. The authoritative text is complemented by 200 superb black and white photographs and drawings, four cutaway drawings and 24 pages of full colour drawings showing the Bf 109 in its many guises." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint to top edge of boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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