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THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS (THE 24tH REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Adams, Jack.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
1 Adams, Jack. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS (THE 24tH REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Hamish Hamilton, London, (1968), first edition. 
157 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations, march. "A Regiment forms a corporate body which takes on a life of its own, often rising above the weaknesses and inadequacies of its human fabric to perform seemingly superhuman deeds such as the 'Immortal Stand' of the 24th Foot at Rorke's Drift during the Zulu War...Since their birth as Dering's Regiment in March 1689, the 24th (which in 1881 became the South Wales Borderers) have participated in nearly all the large and small wars of the past 279 years from Cartagena in South America to Narvik in Arctic Norway. From Saratoga, in America's war of Independence, to Tsingtao in the Far East, where they gained a battle honour unique in the British Army. The Ist Battalion, over which the shadow of amalgamation now lies, has recently returned from an operational tour of Aden. There they proved that the courage and steadfastness of the Regiment and of its individual sons is as strong as ever. This book is a fitting tribute to them and to one of the greatest Regiments of all time." Faint cigarette odor, light browning to edges of pages/textblock, very light paper pull a top of rear endpapers, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light browning at edges, light edge wrinkling, two very small closed tears, small ghost sticker mark on front flap, very light rubbing. VG/VG- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION:  1940 TO THE PRESENT.  UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED No 15., Cadiou, Yves L. & Szecsko, Tibor.
2 Cadiou, Yves L. & Szecsko, Tibor. FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION: 1940 TO THE PRESENT. UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED No 15.
London Arms & ARMOUR 1986 0853688060 / 9780853688068 Soft Cover Very Good - 
72 pp, 9 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "Each volume (in this series) offers a personal selection of photographs on a particular topic or theme, and the authors have taken pains to include rare or unusual pictures highlighting technical details, operational and 'in action' views, equipment and personnel - plus all the colour and marking data so valuable to the modeller." Interior - slight separation of page gatherings at pages 14/15 - holding firmly, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - old price is blacked-out on rear cover, slight lean to spine; light browning on spine, rear hinge and the rear cover top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Collier, Richard. 1940: THE WORLD IN FLAMES.
Hamish Hamilton, London, (1979), Ist edition. 
258 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" h), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "...vividly brings the year's events to life, recounting not merely the major episodes but spotlighting little-known characters caught up in them. There is the heroic Norwegian, Theodor Broch, mayor of Narvik; Rene de Chambrun, a young French infantry officer serving in the Maginot Line who finds himself dispatched to the White House to plead his country's cause after the Fall of France; Polly Peabody, a young New York socialite who organised a field hospital, brought it to Europe and found herself flung from Scandianvia to Vichy, from occupied Paris to the London blitz. Through the eyes of young Captain Molders of the Luftwaffe we see the Germans' incredulity when Hitler's decision not to invade England may well have lost him the whole war..." Small shallow bump to top edge of front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, dust staining to top of textblock, tiny bump to bottom rear corner. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color. VG-/VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HMCS HAIDA:  BATTLE ENSIGN FLYING., Gough, Barry M.
4 Gough, Barry M. HMCS HAIDA: BATTLE ENSIGN FLYING.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2001 1551250586 / 9781551250588 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Grant Macdonald. 
255 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions of artwork by Grant Macdonald and others, maps/battle plans, colour plates. " 'HMCS Haida's story is an account of sharp-end war; of Canada's naval experience in Murmansk convoys and British Home Fleet protection; in English Channel operations, when Canadian and British naval units swept the German naval ensign from the seas; in the destruction of a U-boat, and in the liberation of Trondheim, Norway. Haida was always in on the action. She sank more enemy military tonnage than any other Canadian vessel. Haida's finest days were during the intense naval operations leading up to D-Day, when, with her sisters Huron and Iroquois and the ill-fated Athabaskan, with British and Polish men of war, she engaged German destroyers, torpedo boats, minesweepers and others - and never lost. She vigorously carried the war to the enemy at great risk. Her postwar career including two tours in the Korean theatre displays the same brave purpose in her officers and men, trained professionals and dedicated sailors. Barry Gough has written a new chapter in Canadian naval annals, showing that the best equipment brings forth the best results when good fortune and superb seamanship and weapons handling are matched in equal measure - Haida's illustrious story." Very minor edge wear at bottom of flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
NORTH STRIKE.  A NOVEL OF THE NARVIK CAMPAIGN., Harris, John.  Wraparound jacket illustration by Terry Hadler.
5 Harris, John. Wraparound jacket illustration by Terry Hadler. NORTH STRIKE. A NOVEL OF THE NARVIK CAMPAIGN.
Hutchinson, London, 1981, first edition. 
272 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091444306 Map endpapers. "Transformed almost overnight from third mate on a tanker into a Royal Naval Reserve lieutenant, Murdoch Murray Magnusson found that with 1939 drawing to a close ne ither he nor the war itself seemed to be getting anywhere. But then a summons to London from Admiral Sir James Cockayne radically changed all that. The admiral wanted to know about Magnusson's knowledge of certain Scandinavian languages a n d a b o u t his apprenticeship in sail. The Navy needed information about German raiders and blockade runners operating in northern waters, and one of the places to get it was the neutral port of Narvik. Magnusson was to go there in a windjamm er : t he b ar qu e ' Oulu' which, furthermore, was to sail under false colours. On arrival, he was startled to find that 'Oulu' was not the only windjammer in the northern fjord. Soon he and the crew of the old sailing ship were to play a key ro le in t he his tor ic re sc ue of British prisoners from the notorious prison-ship 'Altmark', and then to plunge into the maelstrom of the German invasion of Norway...." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, and minor browning at top edge. Very G ood +/V ery Go od 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Macleod, Roderick and Kelly, Denis, editors. (General Sir Edmund Ironside) THE IRONSIDE DIARIES, 1937-1940.
London Constable 1963 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good 
434 pp, 9" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Time Unguarded: 1937-1939 (The Man and the Diaries / Eastern Command and the Meeting with Hitler / Mr. Winston Churchill and Mr. Hore-Belisha / Annus Horribilis: 1939 / Chief of the Imperial General Staff); The Second World War (Organization and Plans / France / The Naked Army / The Royal Air Force / Plan D: The Advance into Belgium / Friction with the Secretary of State / The End of 1939); Scandinavia (Russia attacks Finland / The Western Front / Cabinet Indecisions: The Collapse of Finland / The Lull / Norway: The Landings / Norway: Defeat and Withdrawal); The Battle of France (The German Break-Through / Prelude to Dunkirk); Home Defence (Calais and Dunkirk / Invasion of England? / Retirement); Epilogue: An Extract from Ironside's Diary, August 18, 1940; Appendices (A Paper addressed by Ironside to the C.I.G.S. / Ironside's Letter to Gort / Notes of C.I.G.S.'s Visit to B.E.F. / Copy of C.I.G.S.'s Telegram to S. of S. / List of Personalities Referred to in the text); Index. Previous owner's name/place on front pastedown, book is slightly cracked at picture locations, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny scuffs at bottom of spine, very light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LIES AS ALLIES OR HITLER AT WAR., Maugham, Viscount.  (Frederic Herbert Maugham.)
7 Maugham, Viscount. (Frederic Herbert Maugham.) LIES AS ALLIES OR HITLER AT WAR.
Toronto / London Oxford University Press 1941 First Canadian Edition Stapled in Wraps Good 
64 pp, 7 1/4" H. "That Hitler preceded his declaration of war with a spate of lies, and has accompanied his every military and diplomatic action since 1939 with lies is known to most people, but few realize the extent and quality of his mendacity. (This book) is the considered indictment by a lawyer of high distinction - of a method of attack which the German Fuehrer has reduced to a carefully studied science by the employment of which he hoped to mislead neutral opinion and hoodwink the German public." Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Policy is Deliberate; Mendacity as an Instrument of Aggression; Lies About the War at Sea; Lies About the War in the Air; Lies About the Sinkings of Mercantil Vessels; Hitler and the New Order: The First Version; The New Order: Second Version; Lying as a Fine Art; Conclusion. Interior - previous owner's name in ink at top of title page, very light wrinkling at fore-edge of pages up to approx. page 20, very light foxing on inside of covers and on opposite pages, light toning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light soiling/rubbing on rear cover, wear on spine, small tears and chips at top/bottom of spine, very small crease at bottom corner of front cover, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF FRANCE., Maurois, Andre.  Translated from the French by F.R. Ludman.  Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
8 Maurois, Andre. Translated from the French by F.R. Ludman. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. THE BATTLE OF FRANCE.
John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, (1940), Ist edition. 
210 pp + ads, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 8 b&w plates by Edward Ardizzone. "The first part...is made up of sketches of the B.E.F. which were published in Paris each week from the beginning of November (1939). I had been asked by the Army Council to acompany the British forces as French official eye-witness. I was delighted to have the opportunity of joining my old friends again. We were full of hope. I spent at G.H.Q., and with the armies, several happy months. When I read what I wrote then, in perfect good faith, I wonder why and how we did not realize at once that our numbers were too small, our equipment scanty, our defence inadequate. As a matter of fact, we did realize it from time to time, but there was aconspiracy of optimism...If these sketches are now still worth reading, it will be mainly because of their significant omissions. The second part of this book is a diary of The Thirty Days War. Most of it was written, not for publication, but for my self. It is not perhaps the whole truth, but all of its true - too terribly true." Light browning to endpapers, moderate rubbing to cloth, light fading to top/bottom edges of spine, a few tiny soiling specks on boards. Dust jacket is worn with a few small tears and chips, is clipped at all flap corners, heavy edge wear, browning, light soiling, old tape repairs on inside surface, now in a mylar sleeve. G/Poor 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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