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1 Ansell, Mike, Colonel Sir. Foreword By H.R.H. The Prince Philip. SOLDIER ON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
London Peter Davies 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). **Inscribed on half title page: "G_____ A_____ Best wishes Mike Ansell Oct. 14th 1973". B&w plates. "In June, 1940, when Colonel Mike had just been awarded the D.S.O. and was the youngest Commanding Officer in the Army, disaster struck: he was blinded in a hail of bullets at St Valery. The way he has overcome this handicap, and other more heartbreaking losses, is the inspiring theme of this book. For Colonel Mike has never failed to 'soldier on' in the face of adversities that would have broken lesser men. Whether catching salmon on the Torridge in Devon, creating the beautiful garden at his home near Bideford, planning a new show-jumping course with his specially designed magnetic board, attending St Dunstan's reunions or sitting in his study typing this book, to everything he does Colonel Mike bring his own unique brand of enthusiasm and professionalism - just as he did before the war, when, for example, he organised the famous Trick Ride for his regiment, the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, and show-jumped for England. Chairman of the British Show-Jumping Association and of the British Horse Society for some twenty-five years and now President of the British Equestrian Federation, he has done more than any other single man to make Britain one of the leading equestrian nations in the world, and to stimulate the ever-growing interest in riding as a competitive and leisure sport." Publishers' promotional material laid-in. Scattered tiny foxing marks on top third of both boards and on edges of text bkock, light wear at corners. Dust jacket has bee price-clipped, heavy creases at top corner of rear flap-fold, tiny foxing marks on top inside edge, some light edge wear/wrinkling, small closed tear on front hinge, small repair at top edge - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FOUR YEARS ON THE GREAT LAKES, 1813-1816.  THE JOURNAL OF LIEUTENANT DAVID WINGFIELD, ROYAL NAVY., Bamford, Don and Carroll, Paul.  Foreword by Barry Gough.  (Lieutenant David Wingfield).
2 Bamford, Don and Carroll, Paul. Foreword by Barry Gough. (Lieutenant David Wingfield). FOUR YEARS ON THE GREAT LAKES, 1813-1816. THE JOURNAL OF LIEUTENANT DAVID WINGFIELD, ROYAL NAVY.
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 2009, first edition. 
277 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781554883936 B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps, colour plates. "David Wingfield joined the Royal Navy in 1806 at the age of fourteen. His service took him to the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. C aptured, he was a POW in the United States for nine months. Following his release, Wingfield had some intriguing adventures on the Upper Great Lakes before returning to England. Once home, he used his handwritten notes, kept during his time i n N o r th America, as the basis for an account of his experiences there. This, the only account of the War of 1812 as seen through the eyes of a young seaman, provides a fascinating snapshot of people and places, and of a time that represents a t ur n in g po int in the history of the Great Lakes region. Also included is a Wingfield genealogical description that spans the modern world." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one very soft small corner c rea se. Nea r Fin e 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DEADLOCK IN KOREA:  CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953., Barris, Ted.  Introduction by Joe Schlesinger.  Inscribed by author.
3 Barris, Ted. Introduction by Joe Schlesinger. Inscribed by author. DEADLOCK IN KOREA: CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1999 0771575912 / 9780771575914 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Inscribed By Author
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps. Inscribed by the author on title page: "All the best - Ted Barris. March '99". "In 1950, nearly 25,000 Canadians signed on for a UN-sponsored 'police action' to stop the Communist incursion into South Korea. They joined a multi-national expeditionary force that quickly found itself embroiled in a full-scale war. Members of the Canadian navy, airforce and infantry fought with distinction and endured months of bloody stalemate that ultimately stopped the Communists but failed to reunite the people of the Korean peninsula - with consequences that continue to haunt the world today. Ted Barris interviewed hundreds of Korean War veterans to gather their stories of heroism and survival, tragedy and absurdity, successes and SNAFUS. He has woven their tales into a fascinating look at a war that many have forgotten." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very light wear on flap- folds and one tiny edge tear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
DEADLOCK IN KOREA:  CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953., Barris, Ted.  Introduction by Joe Schlesinger.  Inscribed by author.
4 Barris, Ted. Introduction by Joe Schlesinger. Inscribed by author. DEADLOCK IN KOREA: CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1999 0771575912 / 9780771575914 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Inscribed By Author
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps. Inscribed by the author on title page: "All the best - Ted Barris. March '99". "In 1950, nearly 25,000 Canadians signed on for a UN-sponsored 'police action' to stop the Communist incursion into South Korea. They joined a multi-national expeditionary force that quickly found itself embroiled in a full-scale war. Members of the Canadian navy, airforce and infantry fought with distinction and endured months of bloody stalemate that ultimately stopped the Communists but failed to reunite the people of the Korean peninsula - with consequences that continue to haunt the world today. Ted Barris interviewed hundreds of Korean War veterans to gather their stories of heroism and survival, tragedy and absurdity, successes and SNAFUS. He has woven their tales into a fascinating look at a war that many have forgotten." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny dent on rear hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
PRIVATE WORDS:  LETTERS AND DIARIES FROM THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Blythe, Ronald, ed.
5 Blythe, Ronald, ed. PRIVATE WORDS: LETTERS AND DIARIES FROM THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Viking, London, 1991, first edition. 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670832049 "The Second World War was, among other things, a great 'reading and writing' war. There was a passion for books of all kinds, and also a remarkable outpouring of personal w riting in the form of letters and diaries. The latter were actually forbidden in the services because they might fall into enemy hands, but this did not prevent them from being kept in startling quantities. The young especially, whether on t h e H o m e Front or fighting abroad, became extraordinary self-examiners and communicators, finding all kinds of outlets for what was happening to them in the shape of private records and correspondence. It was a time when people lived for let t er s, a n d wh en , since much of the war was spent in boredom by the average participant, reading became the perfect escape. The existence of a vast archive of Second World War personal literary expression has been well-known to historians, but i t h as not o ft en bee n used to reveal the significance of the 'reading and writing' culture of this period. Ronald Blythe has a deep understanding of those days and in this collection of letters and journals has revealed much of their heart a nd soul . Half of th e b ook is made up of the wartime writing of his friends; the other half has been drawn from the Department of Documents at the Imperial War Museum. This book is a personal statement that makes eloquent shifts from pain, desp air and de ath t o ab surd ity, lau ghter and bravery. It is a traveller's tale and a stay-at-home's tale. It is politically hopeful and romantic, and also down to earth. Read together, these confessions and descriptions from and to a Britain of nea rly h alf a cen tury ago c reate an a stonishing impact. We see a world holding itself together by language, by words, and with skill and determination. The 'tone' of those days is often quite unbearably caught, with force and eloquence. (T hey c reate) a m ultiple auto biogra phy of a uni que kind." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at top edge of rear panel. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA., Bradley, John.
6 Bradley, John. ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1968. 
251 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps. "The attempts by the Western powers to intervene in Russia after the Bolshevik coup d'etat of 1917, and the abortive attempt of the Red Army to destroy Poland, are subjects which have be en badly neglected by historians. John Bradley has consulted French and British archives for the first time, and his book provides a wealth of completely new material on the subject. As a result of this new research many hitherto accepte d i d e a s o f the intervention are challenged and a clearer perspective is given to this period of history. The most obscure phase of the intervention, November 1917 to August 1918, is thoroughly dealt with, and the place of Japan and the Czec ho s lo va k Co rp s i n the military strategy of the Allies is examined. The book also deals with the South, the Far East and the Polish campaigns, the 'last march of the Entente' against Soviet Russia." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket h as ve ry lig ht ed ge we ar/ wr inkling, minor browning, two tiny tears with old tape on inside, small light dampness stain at top inside edge of spine, minor rubbing and soiling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
BIZARRE TALES FROM WORLD WAR II., Breuer, William B.
7 Breuer, William B. BIZARRE TALES FROM WORLD WAR II.
Castle, Edison, NJ, 2005, reprint. 
220 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785819924 B&w illustrations. "Ernest Hemingway stalks U-Boats. A Belgian woman halts the Panzers. Adolf Hitler plays Santa Claus. If you think these are tall tales, guess again. I n (this book), popular author and distinguished historian William Breuer brings you more than 140 of the most bizarre, curious, and downright strange incidents from World War II. Drawing from personal interviews, official archives, and decl a s s i f i e d documents, Breuer presents little-known stories about the offbeat side of war. You'll discover how 'Venus de Milo' fooled the Germans....watch as drone boats go berserk and a British 'mystery plane' vanishes....listen as Navajo cod e- ta lk er s ig ni te a panic....and learn how Dutch boys captured nine Germans, and a group of choirboys plotted to foil Hitler." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling and rubbing. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SHARK SQUADRON:  THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975., Brown, Robin A.  Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke.
8 Brown, Robin A. Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke. SHARK SQUADRON: THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975.
England Crecy 1994 0947554335 / 9780947554330 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
304 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(A) magnificent tribute to the men and machines of 112 recording their history from the First World War to the mid-Seventies when the Squadron was disbanded. Included in the book are appendices that list the squadron's 'victory' claims, its aircrew losses in the air, known serial numbers and aircraft destroyed or damaged as a result of enemy action. The book is complemented by over 150 photographs most of which were taken from private albums and will, no doubt, provide an invaluable source for researcher, historian and enthusiast alike. The Squadron was probably the most publicised RAF unit of the war not only because of its distinctive 'sharks mouth' markings but also for its remarkable combat record." Dust jacket has minor rubbing, light wrinkling at top of front flap-fold and flap. 
Price: 42.50 USD
 
 
SHARK SQUADRON:  THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975., Brown, Robin A.  Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke.
9 Brown, Robin A. Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke. SHARK SQUADRON: THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975.
England Crecy 1994 0947554335 / 9780947554330 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
304 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(A) magnificent tribute to the men and machines of 112 recording their history from the First World War to the mid-Seventies when the Squadron was disbanded. Included in the book are appendices that list the squadron's 'victory' claims, its aircrew losses in the air, known serial numbers and aircraft destroyed or damaged as a result of enemy action. The book is complemented by over 150 photographs most of which were taken from private albums and will, no doubt, provide an invaluable source for researcher, historian and enthusiast alike. The Squadron was probably the most publicised RAF unit of the war not only because of its distinctive 'sharks mouth' markings but also for its remarkable combat record." Book is Fine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
FORCED MARCH TO FREEDOM:  AN ILLUSTRATED DIARY OF TWO FORCED MARCHES AND THE INTERVAL BETWEEN - JANUARY TO MAY, 1945., Buckham, Robert.
10 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
 
 
CANADA IN THE GREAT WAR:  AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF THE MILITARY HISTORY OF CANADA FROM THE EARLIEST DAYS TO THE CLOSE OF THE WAR OF THE NATIONS.  6 VOLUME SET., Chambers, Ernest; Burpee, Lawrence J.; Hanbury-Williams, Charles; Sandwell, Bernard K.; Marquis, T.G.; Hill, Raymond H.; Willison, W.A.; Donnell, Allan, et al.
11 Chambers, Ernest; Burpee, Lawrence J.; Hanbury-Williams, Charles; Sandwell, Bernard K.; Marquis, T.G.; Hill, Raymond H.; Willison, W.A.; Donnell, Allan, et al. CANADA IN THE GREAT WAR: AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF THE MILITARY HISTORY OF CANADA FROM THE EARLIEST DAYS TO THE CLOSE OF THE WAR OF THE NATIONS. 6 VOLUME SET.
Toronto United Publishers of Canada Memorial Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Six volume set - 8 15/16" H. Rebound in maroon simulated leather with two black title blocks on each spine, gilt lettering/banding, top edges gilt, new endpapers. Tissue-covered frontispiece in each volume, plus many additional b&w photographs, reproductions, maps (some colour, some fold-out) - collated. Volume I: Military History of Canada, 1608-1914 - published 1917, 380 pp. Volume II: Days of Preparations - n.d., 374 pp. Volume III: Guarding the Channel Ports - published 1919, 403 pp. Volume IV: The Turn of the Tide - published 1920, 405 pp. Volume V: The Triumph of the Allies - published 1920, 410 pp. Volume VI: Special Services, Heroic Deeds, Etc. - published 1921, 393 pp. Chapters include: Conscription in Canada; The Alien Enemy in Canada - Internment Operations; Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry; The Second Battle of Ypres; Battle of Festubert; Holding the Salient, 1916; Trench Raids; The Somme Offensive; The Canadians at Vimy Ridge; The Siege of Lens; Battle of Passchendaele Ridge; Last Days of the Vimy Front; The Battle of Amiens; Battle of Cambrai; The Canadian Artillery; The Canadian Engineers; The Canadian Army Medical Corps; Canadian Women in the Great War; The Campaign in Northern Russia; Demobilizaion, etc., etc. Appendices include: The Canadian Indians and the Great War; Canada's Motor Machine Gun Corps; The Canadian Cavalry Brigade; Canadian Prisoners of War in Germany; The War in the Air; The Canadian Forestry Corps; Canadian Railway Troops; The Canadian Army Veterinary Corps; The Canadian Army Dental Corps; Decorations Awarded Canadians; Terms of Armistice with Germany, etc. All volumes have some light foxing on text pages either side of the illustration pages, some very light foxing on illustration pages, three volumes with small light stain on one or two pages - in margin, light shelf soiling on bottom of text blocks, light browning on fore-edge and bottom of text blocks, a few small light foxing marks on fore-edge of text blocks. 
Price: 285.00 USD
 
 
IN ENEMY HANDS:  CANADIAN PRISONERS OF WAR, 1939-45., Dancocks, Daniel G.
12 Dancocks, Daniel G. IN ENEMY HANDS: CANADIAN PRISONERS OF WAR, 1939-45.
Hurtig, Edmonton, (1983). 
303 pp, 8vo, Hardcover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888302401 B&w photos. "There were more than nine thousand Canadians taken prisoner during World War II. Here, in their own words, are the stories of 165 of them - soldiers, airmen, sailors, captured i n Europe and the Far East and imprisoned in camps in Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, and Japan. Forty years after the event, they retell their remarkable adventures." Light old tape marks on free end papers, previous owner's name on free front e n d p a p e r, light dust staining/foxing on top of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, slight waviness at edges, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
A LEAP IN THE DARK:  A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE., Davies, James Arthur.
13 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.
14 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
 
 
15 Douglas, Tom. D-DAY: CANADIAN HEROES OF THE FAMOUS WORLD WAR II INVASION. TRUE CANADIAN AMAZING STORIES SERIES.
Altitude, Canmore, Alberta, 2004, 5th printing. 
144 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 1551537958 B&w map, photographs. "On June 6, 1944, a daring and ambitious invasion of Europe changed the course of World War II, eventually leading to the surrender of Nazi Germany. During the night, through st orms and high seas, the Allied forces swept towards the beaches of Normandy in France. This is the story of the bravery, the heroism, and the sheer dumb luck of the more than 14,000 Canadians who played a crucial role in that incredible event . C o n tents: Prologue; War - Again; Dry Run Or Strategic Blunder?; Preparing for Overlord; D-Day: The Normandy Invasion; H-Hour For Canada; The Germans Counterattack; The Bitter Battle For Caen; The End Of The Beginning; Getting Away With Murder; A p pe nd ic es: Allied Military Leaders; Glossary of Military Terms; Canadian Weaponry; Bibliography. Interior - very tiny crease at bottom corner of approx. first 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - ti ny cr e ase at bo ttom corner of front cover, faint crease on spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A MOUSE IN MY POCKET:  MEMOIRS OF A FIGHTER PILOT., Everard, Hedley.
16 Everard, Hedley. A MOUSE IN MY POCKET: MEMOIRS OF A FIGHTER PILOT.
Valley Floatplane Services, (Picton, Ontario, 1988), Ist edition. 
408 pp, large 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 096933404 B&w photos, maps, color portrait frontispiece. "...an engagingly written and unembroidered account of heroism shown by young combat pilots on both sides of the struggle for victo ry. Monumental blunders by politicians, admirals and generals are revealed that cost the lives of civilians and soldiers...The reader participates with this (RCAF) fighter pilot on active duty for almost four consecutive years in dogfights ov e r B u r ma, China, India , Africa, Sicily, Italy, and finally Europe (before he was 'forced to parachute from his burning Spitfire inside Germany on Christmas Day 1944', finishing the war as a POW)." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has som e ar e as o f very light wrinkling at top edge, small circular line indentation on front panel, Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
17 Gaston, Peter, compiled by. KOREA 1950-1953: PRISONERS OF WAR, THE BRITISH ARMY.
London London Stamp Exchange 1976 0948130903 / 9780948130908 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
28 pp, 8 1/4" H. "This list contains the names of British Army personnel who were reported 'Missing' and, in most cases, their eventual classification. Names of those definitely identified as KIA (i.e. who never became POWs) have in general been withdrawn although there are one or two exceptions in an endeavour to correct the many lists in circulation made from newspaper reports of the period and subject to gross inaccuracy. " Names are listed alphabetically under regiments. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one or two small soft creases on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WAR AND PEACEKEEPING:  FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS., Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J.
18 Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J. WAR AND PEACEKEEPING: FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS.
Key Porter, Toronto, 1991. 
266 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550133551 Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "Canada's military history consists of more than participation in the two world wars. Fro m the Riel Rebellions and the Boer War, to the Korean War, the United Nations peacekeeping missions and the recent Gulf War, Canadians have fought and died on our own frontiers and on distant continents. (This book), a richly documented his t o r y o f Canada's other wars, portrays the gradual evolution of our fighting forces. The raw militia of a young country and the patriotic recruits who marched to Pretoria would, after the crucible of two great wars, develop into seasoned troop s wh o co u ld h o ld the line in the bitter trench battles of the Korean War or maintain the peace in political hotspots such as Cyprus and the Congo. When, at the end of the Second World War, the United Nations established an international army t o kee p the p eac e, Ca nada began to assume a major role as peacekeeper to the world. Today, Canadian men and women continue to serve wherever peace is threatened, in crises requiring not only military expertise but patience and diplomacy. Lavis hl y il lu stra ted wit h p hot ographs, engravings, and paintings drawn from many collections, 'War and Peacekeeping' tells the often neglected story of the 'little' wars which have contributed much to our military tradition." Small soft crease a t b ottom co rner of p ages 245 to e nd of book, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SOLDIERS OF THE SUN:  THE RISE AND FALL OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, 1868-1945., Harries, Meirion and Harries, Susie.
19 Harries, Meirion and Harries, Susie. SOLDIERS OF THE SUN: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, 1868-1945.
Random House, New York, (1992), 1st. U.S. Edition. 
471 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0394569350 B&w plates. "The Imperial Japanese Army was a legend in its own time. To the defenders of Singapore and Bataan, its soldiers were demonic supermen. The willingness of Japa nese troops consistently to fight to the last man remains a benchmark of courage today. Yet these heroes of Saipan and Iwo Jima were also capable of unparalleled bestiality - the rape of Nanking, the use of slave labour on the Burma-Siam R a i l w a y , g ross neglect and brutalisation of prisoners-of-war, a ruthless counter-insurgency campaign against Mao's communists. In attempting to resolve this paradox, the authors have traced the origins of the Imperial Army back to its samu ra i ro ot s in n in e te enth century Japan to tell the story of the rise and fall of this extraordinary military force. They describe the command structure, the strategies, weaponry and training, the brutality that pervaded the daily lives of th e m en , a nd th e s low de te rio ration of the officer corps. Drawing on Japanese, English, French and American sources, the authors penetrate the lingering haze of wartime emnity and propaganda to lay bare the true character of the Imperial Arm y as it evo lve d, shed ding lig ht on t he processes that have shaped Japan and Asia as they exist today." Very small shallow dint on front board, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two remander marks on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket h as he avy wrink ling at top/ botto m of spi ne an d at bottom edge of front panel, very light rubbing, one tiny tear, tiny imperfection on front panel, light wear at top 1 1/2" of rear flap-fold. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Hibbert, Joyce. Foreword by Earle Birney. FRAGMENTS OF WAR: STORIES FROM SURVIVORS OF WORLD WAR II.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1985 0919760946 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
267 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "The young girl from the Ottawa Valley who served as a nurse in North Africa with only a helmet of fresh water a day, the teenage soldier from Fredericton who stole pig swill to survive in a Hong Kong prisoner of war camp, the English woman who survived the skinking of the 'Athenia' to become a war bride, and an Alberta airman who crashed off the icy coast of Greenland, these are but only four of the thirty compelling personal accounts of war experiences. Many private photographs from their own albums illustrate these stories which reflect the world wide aspects of the war from the Indian Ocean to the North Atlantic, from Poland to the Middle East, adn the varied activities and duties of these young men and women. Their hardships, their adventures, frustrations, fears, joys and romances are chronicled in a poignant and often humorous manner." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top corner of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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