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1 Bacque, James. (Raoul Laporterie.) JUST RAOUL: THE PRIVATE WAR AGAINST THE NAZIS OF RAOUL LAPORTERIE, WHO SAVED OVER 1,600 LIVES IN FRANCE.
Prima, Rocklin, CA, 1992, first edition. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1559581425 Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "In German-occupied France in 1940, only a few people refused to give up the great ideals of their country - liberty, equality, and fraternity. O ne of these was Raoul Laporterie. Starting right after the fall of France, he supplied false documents, money, transport, and shelter to more than 1,600 people. Those rescued were chiefly Sephardic Jews of Bordeaux, but also included a co v e y o f n uns, some French soldiers evading prison camps, and Allied flyers fleeing captivity. He was assisted by his wife, Laure, and his daughter, Irene, his employees in his clothing stores, and all the residents of the village of Bascons, ne ar t h e bo r de r between Occupied and Vichy France, where he was mayor. Risking death daily, Laporterie managed to outmaneuver and fool the Germans repeatedly. A true Christian, he loved others regardless of the consequences. Today, at ag e 9 4, he ha s rec ei ved m a ny honours from the governments of France and Israel. This is his dramatic story." Minor edge wear, minor browning on bottom front edge. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, very light wrinkling/tin y te ar at bot to m of re ar f lap -f old, minor rubbing, very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
JUNO:  CANADIANS AT D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944., Barris, Ted.  Foreword by John Keegan.
2 Barris, Ted. Foreword by John Keegan. JUNO: CANADIANS AT D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944.
Thomas Allen, Toronto, 2004. 
311 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887621333 Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "On June 6, 1944, nearly 15,000 Canadians - at sea, in the air, and on the ground - joined the long-anticipated D-Day inva sion of Nazi-occupied Europe on the Normandy beaches. The piece of ground on which the Canadian fought so hard against heavily armed and entrenched German troops was code-named 'Juno'. On that day, the Canadians fought their way farther inland t h a n any other Allied troops. For Canada, this was an extraordinary moment of bravery, sacrifice, and coming of age in the nation's history....(This book) tells the story of Juno in the voices of the men who were there - young farmers from Manit ob a an d Saskatchewan, fresh-faced high-school graduates from Ontario, workers from mines and factories in the Maritimes, and eager recruits from Quebec and Newfoundland....In what might be described as 'Canada's longest day', we join the action ho ur by ho ur, minute by minute. We take to the skies with the airmen who flew fighters and bombers over the beaches. We ply the Channel with the sailors who swept the waters of German mines and navigated landing craft to the French coast line . We go in wit h troops who leapt off those craft into waters bristling with booby-trapped obstacles and raked by machinegun fire to establish a foothold on Juno Beach. Ted Barris has interviewed hundreds of veterans to piece together one of Canada's pro udes t day s , and one of the most significant battles of our time." Minor wrinkle at top of spine; place, date and initials on one preliminary page. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of spine. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SPORTING TIMES: THE "PINK 'UN" WORLD., Booth, J.B.  Foreword by the Earl of Lonsdale.
3 Booth, J.B. Foreword by the Earl of Lonsdale. SPORTING TIMES: THE "PINK 'UN" WORLD.
T. Werner Laurie, London, 1938, first edition. 
284 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations - collated. "For more than a generation 'The Pink 'Un', as 'The Sporting Times' was familiarly known, occupied a position unique in the journalistic world - a position which no p aper to-day has achieved. It was more than a mere journal for the sportsman and man about town; it established itself as a social centre of a highly specialized nature, and its readers constituted a species of home and overseas club, whose b o n d o f fellowship was good humour and good sportsmanship..." Chapter headings: The "Pink 'Un" World; The "Pink 'Un" and the Stage; The Actor-Managers; Adelphi Days; The Old School of Dramatists; "The Lane"; Benefits and "Commands"; Disillusion ; A Co a ch -B a ck Ride; Character Studies; Artist and Author; Luck of the Game; Tips and Systems; Two Great Races; Low Finance; Turf Humours. Gift inscription and notation on free front end paper, moderate browning on end papers, slight browning to p age s, bo ok li ghtly cocked, book lightly cracked at several places - pages holding firmly, small slight bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has several small tears and a few chips - mai nly at top /bo ttom of sp ine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling/soft creasing, fading to spine color and slightly at edges, tiny ink smudge on rear panel, old tape residue at top edge - mainly on inside surface. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
2 GROUP R.A.F.  A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945.  (RAF), Bowyer, Michael J.F.
4 Bowyer, Michael J.F. 2 GROUP R.A.F. A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945. (RAF)
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554254 / 9780947554255 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
532 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2' H). B&w photographs, maps. "No. 2 Group was formed in Bomber Command to support the Army. After equipping with Blenheims it specialized in daylight operations. It engaged in the first raid of the war. After taking part in the Norweigan campaign, it was thrown into the struggle to save France. Heavy losses ensued during operations demanding great courage. A hazardous anti-shipping campaign took the Group to Malta. Night intruder operations were made against airfields, and fighter-escorted attacks on Occupied Territory continued until the 1944 Allied landings in France, where support to the invasion was subsequently given and an effective night interdictor campaign carried out. The Group mounted many spectacular operations, particularly when using Mosquitoes. This is indeed a story of immense courage. Based upon records maintained by Royal Air Force Commands, Groups and Squadrons together with personal accounts by those who flew with the Group, the book gives a detailed day-by-day picture of operations, their planning and execution, illustrated with detailed maps. Appendices give plentiful details of the aircraft, the squadrons and the Group's wartime effort." Three small dints on rear board, light rubbing. Dust jacket has three small dints on rear panel, large crease at top corner of rear flap/panel, light edge wrinkling, one tiny closed tear, light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 GROUP R.A.F.  A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945.  (RAF), Bowyer, Michael J.F.
5 Bowyer, Michael J.F. 2 GROUP R.A.F. A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945. (RAF)
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554254 / 9780947554255 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
532 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2' H). B&w photographs, maps. "No. 2 Group was formed in Bomber Command to support the Army. After equipping with Blenheims it specialized in daylight operations. It engaged in the first raid of the war. After taking part in the Norweigan campaign, it was thrown into the struggle to save France. Heavy losses ensued during operations demanding great courage. A hazardous anti-shipping campaign took the Group to Malta. Night intruder operations were made against airfields, and fighter-escorted attacks on Occupied Territory continued until the 1944 Allied landings in France, where support to the invasion was subsequently given and an effective night interdictor campaign carried out. The Group mounted many spectacular operations, particularly when using Mosquitoes. This is indeed a story of immense courage. Based upon records maintained by Royal Air Force Commands, Groups and Squadrons together with personal accounts by those who flew with the Group, the book gives a detailed day-by-day picture of operations, their planning and execution, illustrated with detailed maps. Appendices give plentiful details of the aircraft, the squadrons and the Group's wartime effort." Book is Fine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE CATUVELLAUNI., Branigan, Keith.
6 Branigan, Keith. THE CATUVELLAUNI.
Alan Sutton, Gloucester, 1987, reprint. 
225 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0862992559 B&w photographs, maps, drawings, plans. "The eighth volume in the 'Peoples of Roman Britain' series, covering the crucially important area centred on Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshir e and Bedford. The Catuvellauni, under the leadership of Caratacus, led the resistance to the Roman Invasion of 43 A.D. The volume contains sections on the Tribal Territory and the pre-Roman Iron Age; the history of the area from A.D. 43-367; comm unications and urban settlement; rural settlements; religion; industry and the economy." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light browning at edges, small closed tear a t top of rear hinge - archivally taped, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
MACKENZIE, SELKIRK, SIMPSON., Bryce, George, Rev.
7 Bryce, George, Rev. MACKENZIE, SELKIRK, SIMPSON.
Toronto Morang 1905 Edition de Luxe. Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Signed by publisher.
305 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this being from set 47, so numbered) of The Makers of Canada series - signed by the publisher, George Morang, on the limitation page. Three b&w tissue-covered portraits, including frontispiece. Contents: Sir Alexander Mackenzie (Struggle of the Fur Companies / The Young Trader / Fort Chipewyan / A Dash to the Arctic Sea / The Ascent of the Great River / A Wider Horizon / Winter on Peace River / Over the Great Divide / First to the Pacific and Return / Fame Achieved and the Ebbing Tide / The Great Explorer's Impulse); Lord Selkirk (A Youthful Philosopher / First Experiments in Emigration / A Dream of Empire / The Colony Begun / Red River Occupied / Angry Passions / Bloodshed / An Expedition of Rescue / Worry and Disaster / The Shadows Fall); Sir George Simpson (Dark Days and the Man for the Time / The Men He Led / The Domain of an Emperor / As Civil Ruler / A Journey Round the World / In His Letters / Before the Imperial Parliament / Canada's Debt to the Fur Companies); Index. Small soft bump at top corner of pages 200 to end of book, small area of foxing on rear endpapers, some toning to edges of text block and small foxing mark on bottom of text block, slight darkening to spine and light browning/darkening to spine paper label, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FORCED MARCH TO FREEDOM:  AN ILLUSTRATED DIARY OF TWO FORCED MARCHES AND THE INTERVAL BETWEEN - JANUARY TO MAY, 1945., Buckham, Robert.
8 Buckham, Robert. FORCED MARCH TO FREEDOM: AN ILLUSTRATED DIARY OF TWO FORCED MARCHES AND THE INTERVAL BETWEEN - JANUARY TO MAY, 1945.
Stittsville, Ontario Canada's Wings 1984 0920002250 / 9780920002254 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
98 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings, maps. "Born and educated in Toronto, Robert Buckham was employed as a graphic artist in several studios in Toronto and as an art director in a Montreal advertising agency prior to enlisting in the RCAF. Twice rejected for aircrew because of his height (he is 6/4"), he was finally accepted for pilot training in May of 1941. He was posted overseas in early 1942 and eventually joined 428 Squadron, 6 Group, based in Dalton, Yorkshire, where he flew Wellington X bombers over Germany and German-occupied France. His aircraft was downed on April 8, 1943, on his tenth operational flight. He and his entire crew were captured. Imprisoned in Stalag Luft 3, Sagan, Germany, (he) recorded the scene in small drawings and paintings, which were eventually rolled and carried on two forced marches in a tube created from soldered Klimcans. The forced marches brought (him) to Stalag 8B, Lubeck, where he was finally liberated." Tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
9 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
 
 
THE BROKEN PLUME: A PLATOON COMMANDER'S STORY, 1940-45., Craig, Norman.  Drawings by Charles Freeman.
10 Craig, Norman. Drawings by Charles Freeman. THE BROKEN PLUME: A PLATOON COMMANDER'S STORY, 1940-45.
Imperial War Museum, (London, 1982). 
191 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0901627224 Monotone drawings by Charles Freeman, b&w photographs, maps. "The author's experiences as a platoon commander in the Second World War were shared by many others but few published accounts capture so faithfully the particular flavour of that conflict or the impact of battle on the individual soldier. Norman Craig was a conscript, commissioned after a year in the ranks. He served in three infantry regiments: the Welch in the United Kingdom; the Royal Sussex in the Western Desert, and Iraq and Persia; and the East Surreys in Italy. He saw action at El Alamein and in northern Italy where, only a fortnight before the end of the war in Europe, he was wounded. B e t w e e n t h e se spells of fighting he was concerned with the routine of soldiering - training, parades, courses, inspections and regimental chores - which occupied the greater part of of a subaltern's time. Norman Craig writes perceptively an d wi th u nu su a l ca nd our about his war service. His book is both a personal record of considerable human interest and a significant addition to the literature of the Second World War." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has m ino r e dge we ar/ wr in kli ng, minor soiling on front flap. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 24.95 USD
 
 
A LEAP IN THE DARK:  A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE., Davies, James Arthur.
11 Davies, James Arthur. A LEAP IN THE DARK: A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE.
London Leo Cooper 1994 0850523141 / 9780850523140 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good Max Schindler, wraparound dust jacket art. 
170 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Jim Davies' story of being shot down over Holland in World War II, of evading capture with the help of the Dutch Resistance, only to be betrayed in the end by a double agent. Sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland, he later assumed that he would be liberated by the Russians at the end of the war, but the Germans took the prisoners with them as they retreated. "(A)n inspiring story of great courage and self-sacrifice in the face of appalling hardship and constant danger." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine, approx. 4" x 1/2" uneven piece missing from margin of page 39/40 - manufacturing flaw - not affecting text. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A LEAP IN THE DARK:  A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE., Davies, James Arthur.
12 Davies, James Arthur. A LEAP IN THE DARK: A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE.
London Leo Cooper 1994 0850523141 / 9780850523140 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Max Schindler, wraparound dust jacket art. 
170 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Jim Davies' story of being shot down over Holland in World War II, of evading capture with the help of the Dutch Resistance, only to be betrayed in the end by a double agent. Sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland, he later assumed that he would be liberated by the Russians at the end of the war, but the Germans took the prisoners with them as they retreated. "(A)n inspiring story of great courage and self-sacrifice in the face of appalling hardship and constant danger." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
13 Delve, Ken, ed. FLYPAST. NO. 188. MARCH 1997. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1997. 
82 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: News; Tempest Trouble (RAF Tempest force-lands in Russian sector of occupied Berlin, 1947); The X Factor (X-planes, including review of surviving airframes); Flying the Hurricane (BBMF's Hawker Hurricane); Night Fighter Ace - Nat Addison; Evaluating the Enemy (testing captured Luftwaffe equipment); The Snaring of Dora Nordpol (Dornier Do 217); Restoration of a Do ve (Canadian de Havilland classic); British Airliners; Israeli Ace (Ran Ronen from Spitfires to F-15s), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor browning to edges of textblock, f a i n t s m a l l ghost sticker mark on front cover with slight glue residue. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Delve, Ken. D-DAY: THE AIR BATTLE.
Ramsbury Crowood Press 2004 1861267045 / 9781861267047 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. "6 June 1944 saw the Allied invasion of occupied Europe - one of the riskiest military operations of World War Two. The part played by air power in the success of the operation was crucial. This was the greatest concentration of striking power ever seen: 12,000 combat aircraft. Fighter-bombers such as the P-47 Thunderbolt and Hawker Typhoon bombed, strafed and rocketed tactical targets with great accuracy, while strategic bombers, escorted by hundreds of fighters, targeted bridges, marshalling yards, coastal guns and military stores. Other aircraft flew sophisticated decoy operations and hundreds of transports dropped paratroops or released gliders. In this, the only full-length book on the subject, Ken Delve examines the air campaign from the pre-invasion bombing strategy that prepared the battlefield to the massive air effort that accompanied the actual assault and the air umbrella during the vital weeks following the landings. Originally published in 1994, (it) has been substantially enlarged, re-illustrated and completely reset (providing) comprehensive coverage of this vital air campaign." Small bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Devins, Joseph H., Jr. THE VAAGSO RAID: THE COMMANDO ATTACK THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF WORLD WAR II.
Chilton, Philadelphia, 1968. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. "In the dark, early morning hours of Saturday, December 27, 1941, a small force of British warships escorting two camouflaged excursion steamers slipped past a German lookou t station and sailed boldly into one of the great fjords of occupied Norway. Aboard the two steamers a tense group of British and Norwegian commandos rechecked their weapons and waited for the reaction of the nearby German coastal batteries . T h e t arget: Vaagso Island. Earlier thrusts by British raiding parties had deliberately avoided heavily defended sectors of the enemy coast. This was to be the first raid of the war on a fortified postion, a demonstration that the offensive sp i ri t wa s s trong in Britain despite the Nazi conquest of the Continent and the humiliation of Dunkerque. But the consequences of this sortie would reach far beyond the snow-covered mountains which reverberated that Saturday with the thud of ex pl o sio ns an d the snarl and rattle of sub-machine guns. The British gained vital experience in inter-service cooperation and information that would prove invaluable in subsequent raids on Dieppe and St. Nazaire. But in Berlin, Hitler was asto nis he d at th e da ri ng a nd apparent readiness of the British to hurl their forces into the teeth of a well prepared defense. As a result, he made decisions of major strategic importance. This is the story of a group of courageous men, of how they de velop ed a new typ e of fighting force, how they fought, how they died, and how they altered the course of the war." One tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, two small light soiling marks at bott om of rear pas tedown , lig ht da mpne ss ma rks at top/bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing - mainly on rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, several dampness stains on inside top/bottom edge of front panel, several very s mall t ears/ chips. Very Good-/ Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
16 Evans, David. Foreword by Rt. Hon. Sir Tasker Watkins, VC. A GUIDE TO THE BEACHES AND BATTLEFIELDS OF NORMANDY.
London Michael Joseph 1994 0718138007 / 9780718138004 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
187 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions, cartoons. "(P)rovides both an accessible background to the momentous events of 6 June 1944 as well as a complete guide to each and every town, village, beach, battery and cemetery that figured in the battle. (C)ontains a wealth of detail that charts the heroism, poignancy and tragedy of events that were to alter the course of history. With stories, poems and illustrations, David Evans pays a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives as the price of victory. Accompanied by photographs, maps and drawings, this guide is aimed primarily at the thousands of veterans, relatives and tourists who visit Normandy each year, but it will also be an endless source of (information) to those who wish to recall the details and monuments of the battle in the comfort of their own homes." Dust jacket has light to moderate top edge wrinkling, very minor dint to rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A GUIDE TO THE BEACHES AND BATTLEFIELDS OF NORMANDY., Evans, David.  Foreword by Rt. Hon. Sir Tasker Watkins, VC.
17 Evans, David. Foreword by Rt. Hon. Sir Tasker Watkins, VC. A GUIDE TO THE BEACHES AND BATTLEFIELDS OF NORMANDY.
London Michael Joseph 1994 0718138007 / 9780718138004 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
187 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions, cartoons. "(P)rovides both an accessible background to the momentous events of 6 June 1944 as well as a complete guide to each and every town, village, beach, battery and cemetery that figured in the battle. (C)ontains a wealth of detail that charts the heroism, poignancy and tragedy of events that were to alter the course of history. With stories, poems and illustrations, David Evans pays a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives as the price of victory. Accompanied by photographs, maps and drawings, this guide is aimed primarily at the thousands of veterans, relatives and tourists who visit Normandy each year, but it will also be an endless source of (information) to those who wish to recall the details and monuments of the battle in the comfort of their own homes." Light wrinkling at top of rear hinge, slight toning to bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, minor toning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STIRLING AT WAR., Falconer, Jonathan.  Foreword by Murray Peden.
18 Falconer, Jonathan. Foreword by Murray Peden. STIRLING AT WAR.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1991, first edition. 
128 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711020221 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "Weaving his narrative around the detailed eyewitness accounts of aircrews, groundcrews and those who built the Stirling, (t he author) reveals the troubled life story of the Shorts' big bomber. Through the eyes of a factory worker at Queen's Island, Belfast, we witness the birth of one of the RAF's first four-engined 'heavies'. We climb the crew ladder, follow th e s k i p per up the long dark fuselage to the cockpit and fly with him and his crew on one of the first Stirling raids over Germany. Lie on your belly in the bomb aimer's position as the skipper dodges flak and fighters at low level: 'We crossed th e e ne my c oast at Wilhelmshaven and were soon flying at low level between two of the Friesian Islands - the guns on each island appeared to be firing horizontally or down at us.' Sit in on a top secret briefing for an SD Stirling crew at Tem psf or d, and fl y w ith them to a DZ 'somewhere in Occupied Europe' to deliver their 'Joe'. Freeze in the biting East Anglian wind with the groundcrews on dispersals as they try to change an exhaust manifold: 'The Bristol Hercules engines were su perb - the re w as v irtu ally nothing to leak from them. But it was a long way down to the ground if you slipped on the wings.' Fly in the greatest aerial armadas ever seen as you carry crack paratroops to Normandy on the eve of D-Day, or tow a lumbe rin g Ho rsa g lider thro ugh flak-peppered skies to Arnhem." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has bee price-clipped, has very light wrinkling and minor wear at top/bottom of s pine a nd f lap-f olds. Very Good/V ery Good 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
19 Feldt, Eric A. Foreword by General Douglas A. MacArthur. THE COAST WATCHERS.
Garden City, New York Nelson Doubleday 1979 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Greg Beecham drawings. Maps by Alan McKnight. 
240 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w drawings, maps. "They watched and waited in nervewracking silence attack-ing only when stung. From treetops, from hostile beaches, from jungle camps, they saw it all and radioed what they saw - their network covering more than a half million square miles of island and ocean in the Japanese-held South Pacific. Hunted by enemy patrols, hounded by disease, starvation and sweltering heat, they risked torture and death from the heart of a Japanese-occupied tropical hell. Here are stories of incredible daring and brilliant leadership - of a hand-picked and highly unorthodox band of heroes who preferred the teeming jungle to the crowded regimentation of camp and office - told with gripping immediacy by the officer who led them. Follow the exploits of men like C.L. Page, the Australian planter whose reporting of the Japanese landing of Rabaul saved Allied lives, yet sealed his own fate - Lieutanant D.C. Horton, who hid 2,000 feet up on the mountainside overlooking the Japanese airfield at Munda and reported every aircraft that landed or took off - Blue Harris, a leader whose cool resourcefulness and legendary escapes were known throughout the islands." A few very faint tiny foxing marks on top of text block, light wrinkling and wear at bottom edge of spine, remainder spray on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, one tiny tear with old tape - two others archivally taped, very light browning to spine, light soiling and rubbing marks - mainly on rear panel, light remainder spray at bottom edge of flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PALACE EXTRAORDINARY:  THE STORY OF ST JAMES'S., Graves, Charles.
20 Graves, Charles. PALACE EXTRAORDINARY: THE STORY OF ST JAMES'S.
Cassell, London, 1963, first edition. 
245 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "St James's Palace is one of London's most famous landmarks, its Tudor clock-tower familiar to residents and visitors in its dramatic position at the far end of St James's Street. T here is, however, no other building in London of comparable age about which so little is known, since the public is rarely allowed beyond the well-known facade. Ironically enough, the site on which Henry VIII had the palace built for Anne B o l e y n w a s once occupied by a nunnery, but the odour of sanctity seems soon to have dispersed and its history revolves around ladies of a lighter kind. Here lived Prince Henry, the brilliant elder son of James I who, had he survived to inh e ri t th e th ro n e, w ould probably have altered completely the course of history. But on his death his brother Charles took the fatal path which led finally to imprisonment in the Guard Room at St James's, from where he walked across the park to th e sca ff old . In 16 97 the palace was officially designated the Court of St James's and from then until the accession of Victoria was the sovereign's official residence. Here died George III, the record of whose last mad years makes poigna nt read in g in th is p os t-F reud ian age. But was it on him alone that the curse of madness lay? What was behind the ghastly murder of Sellis, the Duke of Cumberland's servant, found dead in bed with his head nearly severed from his body? Th e r iddle of his deat h has ne ver been solv ed but it seems likely that the royal Duke was himself implicated. Although the main flood of history has been diverted to other channels and the palace now lives mostly in the past, there are yet lin ks w ith th e tw entie th ce ntury: if the pala ce gh ost - for there is, of course, a ghost - looks over the shoulder of an official in the Lord Chamberlain's office when plays are being scrutinized before performance, the bawdy situations in t hem w ill har dly c ause h er to raise a n eye brow. Life at St James's was always like that." Samll store label on front pastedown, a few tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wear/wrinkling, very light ru bbing, tiny pu ncture on spi ne. V ery Good /Very Good 
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