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1 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 They were worse fed too, and began the war trained in badly out-of-date tactics and wearing unsuitable uniforms.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
 
 
2 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
 
 
THE WESTERN FRONT.  ORDINARY SOLDIERS AND THE DEFINING BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I., Holmes, Richard.
3 Holmes, Richard. THE WESTERN FRONT. ORDINARY SOLDIERS AND THE DEFINING BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I.
TV Books, New York, 2000. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1575001470 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "The Western Front in World War I was the scene of devastating trench warfare and astonishing human loss: nearly 750,000 soldiers perished in the battles fought in France and Belgium from 1914 to 1918. (This book) traces the path those soldiers took, and presents the political, military, and human dilemmas of a bitter and bloody war. (It) takes us through the major and most costly battles of the Western Front, many of which garnered dubious gains at best, and all of which were won only with great human sacrifice. The first battle of Ypres was not only a scene of heavy Allied losses, but was dubbed by the Germ ans the 'Massacre of the Innocents'; Verdun was a scene of astonishing casualties, where the professed goal of the German commander was to bleed the French forces to death; the fighting in the trenches of the Somme - a battle of attrition tha t l a s t e d six months - proved a turning point for the morale of the British Army and 'the muddy grave of the German field Army, and of the confidence in the infallibility of German leadership'; while the long wearing slog toward Passchendaele w as pa ve d wi th inept leadership and mutinies in the French forces before dreadful conditions simply ground the battle to a halt. Portraying the Western Front in stark and moving terms, Holmes draws not only from current scholarship, but also fr om l ett ers w rit ten by the soldiers and the stories of the survivors themselves." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling, slight fading to color on spine. Very Good +/V er y Go od 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LEADERSHIP IN CONFLICT, 1914-1918., Hughes, Matthew & Seligmann, Matthew, Editors (Brian Bond, Peter Simkins, William Philpott, J.M. Bourne, David Jordan, Annika Mombauer, Robert T. Foley, David Woodward, James F. Gentsch, Keith M. Wilson, Denise J. Poynter, Ian F.W. Beckett, Matthew Stibb)
4 Hughes, Matthew & Seligmann, Matthew, Editors (Brian Bond, Peter Simkins, William Philpott, J.M. Bourne, David Jordan, Annika Mombauer, Robert T. Foley, David Woodward, James F. Gentsch, Keith M. Wilson, Denise J. Poynter, Ian F.W. Beckett, Matthew Stibb) LEADERSHIP IN CONFLICT, 1914-1918.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire Leo Cooper 2000 0850527511 / 9780850527513 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w illustrations. "(E)xamines the often stormy relationships (of the generals and politicians of the Great War), portraying the decision-making process on both sides. Many of the individuals involved remain household names today over eighty years on: Douglas Haig, Ferdinand Foch, David Lloyd George, Woodrow Wilson and the German Kaiser, Wilhelm II. The results of their endeavours led to the now legendary carnage in Gallipoli, on the Somme, in the mud of Flanders and the frozen heights of the Alps. How did these great men conduct their relationships and decision-making? To answer this, the chapters range widely to look at the Home Front, the Western Front and America at war. They also deal with the role of royalty and sideshows such as Italy, where Britian and France came to the aid of faltering allies. In all of this, defeat or victory would be decided by the most forceful and dynamic leaders willing to listen to and accept the wisest counsel. (This book) brings together the works of distinguished authorities on this ever-fascinating period and adds significantly to our understanding of the often complex relationships at play." Minor browning to edges of textblock, two tiny edge tears with crease at top of page 139/140 - archivally taped. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
MARCHING TO ARMAGEDDON:  CANADIANS AND THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919., Morton, Desmond and Granatstein, J.L.
5 Morton, Desmond and Granatstein, J.L. MARCHING TO ARMAGEDDON: CANADIANS AND THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886192099 / 9780886192099 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good - 
288 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans, colour plates. "Much more than a military history, (this book) evocatively recreates the effect of the war years on ordinary Canadians. All the facets of the war - the blunders, the heroism, the battles and the suffering - are vividly brought home by action pictures of the day, by poster and war art, and by the incisive text of two of Canada's most highly regarded and popular historians." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tape repair at top of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
MARCHING TO ARMAGEDDON:  CANADIANS AND THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919., Morton, Desmond and Granatstein, J.L.
6 Morton, Desmond and Granatstein, J.L. MARCHING TO ARMAGEDDON: CANADIANS AND THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886192099 / 9780886192099 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
288 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans, colour plates. "Much more than a military history, (this book) evocatively recreates the effect of the war years on ordinary Canadians. All the facets of the war - the blunders, the heroism, the battles and the suffering - are vividly brought home by action pictures of the day, by poster and war art, and by the incisive text of two of Canada's most highly regarded and popular historians." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor browning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Mosier, John. THE MYTH OF THE GREAT WAR: A NEW MILITARY HISTORY OF WORLD WAR I
New York HarperCollins 2001 0060196769 / 9780060196769 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
381 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w maps. "Based on a decade of research into previously unused French and German sources, (this book) shows what actually happened at the front as the participants perceived it at the time, as opposed to what French and British commanders and governments claimed. John Mosier, who visited all the major battlefields, describes and analyzes campaigns that are routinely neglected or ignored and shows why conventional accounts of such major battles as Verdun are incorrect. He explains how German tactics, weapons, training and leadership were consistently superior, and why the endless, ineffective attacks of the French and British with inferior weapons and battle tactics of the previous century resulted in mindless slaughter and defeat. Mosier also discusses the major military leaders on both sides - including Joffre, Petain, Foch, Gallieni, French, Haig, Wilson, Moltke, Ludendorff, Falkenhayn, Mudra, and Pershing. The French and British military controlled, suppressed, and manipulated all battlefield reports. German losses were magnified; failures became successes, defeats victories. Allied intelligence was grossly inaccurate and inadequate, and the result was a distorted picture of what was really happening. Absorbing and persuasive, 'The Myth of the Great War' is a striking new assessment of the military realities of World War I." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, faint finger print at fore-edge of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ELEVENTH MONTH, ELEVENTH DAY, ELEVENTH HOUR: ARMISTICE DAY, 1918.  WORLD WAR I AND ITS VIOLENT CLIMAX.  (11th), Persico, Joseph E.
8 Persico, Joseph E. ELEVENTH MONTH, ELEVENTH DAY, ELEVENTH HOUR: ARMISTICE DAY, 1918. WORLD WAR I AND ITS VIOLENT CLIMAX. (11th)
New York Random House 2004 0375508252 / 9780375508257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
456 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 a.m., yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered - more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why? Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment, and career officers saw a fast-fading chance for glory and promotion. (The author) puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous - among the latter, Corporal Adolf Hitler, Captain Harry Truman, and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. Mainly, though, he follows ordinary soldiers' lives, illuminating their fate as the end approaches." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; Christmas notation, place, date and signature written in pencil on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - slight wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
9 Persico, Joseph E. ELEVENTH MONTH, ELEVENTH DAY, ELEVENTH HOUR: ARMISTICE DAY, 1918. WORLD WAR I AND ITS VIOLENT CLIMAX. (11th)
New York Random House 2004 0375508252 / 9780375508257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
456 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 a.m., yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered - more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why? Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment, and career officers saw a fast-fading chance for glory and promotion. (The author) puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous - among the latter, Corporal Adolf Hitler, Captain Harry Truman, and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. Mainly, though, he follows ordinary soldiers' lives, illuminating their fate as the end approaches." Wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
VIMY!, Wood, Herbert Fairlie.  Foreword by Major-General F.F. Worthington.
10 Wood, Herbert Fairlie. Foreword by Major-General F.F. Worthington. VIMY!
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1967, first edition. 
186 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Photographs, maps. "On July 26, 1936, His Majesty King Edward VIII unveiled a memorial on Vimy Ridge, near Arras, to the 60,000 Canadian dead of the First World War. It was so large and impressiv e that some Frenchmen took exception to it; the French had suffered 150,000 casualities in the summer of 1915 alone, trying to take the ridge, but they had failed. How was it that four divisions of Canadians had succeeded, and why did Canada c h o o s e this particular battlefield on which to build a colossal $2,000,000 monument to her wartime dead? In answering these two questions, Colonel Wood examines this fascinating battle on two levels. He describes the infinite care and thoro u gh p re pa ra ti on which, combined with the courage of those who took part, ensured success. He also explains why it was that the Ridge came to mean so much to the citizen-soldiers who wrested it from German hands. The two themes are linked to ge the r b y h is des cri ption of the battle itself, reconstructed with the help of hundreds of eye-witness accounts and supported by contemporary photographs of the men who planned the operation and carried it out, the conditions under which they fou ght, and the ir oppo nent s as they saw them after the battle was over." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block, tiny foxing marks in upper/lower gutter of various pages - mainly at top of gutter and at fro nt/re ar of book . Dust jacke t has several tears with large creases - archivally taped, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly atop/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several very small chips/tears, light browning and soiling, foxing mar ks on insid e surf ace. Ve ry Go od-/Go od- 
Price: 16.50 USD
 


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