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1 Asquith, Herbert. MOMENTS OF MEMORY: RECOLLECTIONS AND IMPRESSIONS.
London Hutchinson 1937 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good - 
382 pp, 9 1/2" H. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. The author's memories of his father, Herbert H. Asquith, Liberal Prime Minister of Great Britain, 1908-1916. Contents: Cricket at Keats Grove; Early Friends; Grasmere and London; The Journey to Scotland; Fact and Fancy; A New Outlook; Winchester; Some Oxford Characters; A Generous Settlement; Asquith and Balfour; Force and Ferment; A Poet in Revolt; The Outbreak of War; Flanders in 1915; Men and Problems; The Somme and Whitehall; Arras and Passchendaele; The Battle in the Mist; Lord Oxford in Later Years; Index. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small bump at three corners, tiny dent on fore-edge of front board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS IN WORLD WAR I., Barker, Ralph.
2 Barker, Ralph. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS IN WORLD WAR I.
Robinson, London, (2002), reprint. 
507 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos. ISBN 1841194700 "...the compelling story of the vital role played by the pioneer pilots and observers of the Royal Flying Corps who served their apprenticeships in the unforgiving skies of Wor ld War I. The RFC took part in all the major battles from Mons to the Somme, from Bloody April 1917, when the airmen suffered enormous casualties, through Third Ypres and Passchendaele, up to the chaotic retreat from Ludendorff's offensive and o n t o the threshold of victory. Drawing from letters and diaries of the men who took part, Ralph Barker successfully recreates an overview of the battlegrounds from the menacing skies above France and brings fresh off the pages the exhilaration of a e ri al combat in the little open-cockpit biplanes. Risking their lives for their country, suffering the strain of low-level flying, the debility of the 'shakes', and the ever-present fear that they would not return from a mission, these brave y oun g men nevertheless enjoyed comradeship and a true sense of bonding, between pilots and ground mechanics, observers and gunners." Interior - place, date and initials in ink on title page; a few pages with tiny bump/creaseat bottom corner; other wise c lean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edges of text block, fainr crease on spine, small corner crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IN THE TEETH OF THE WIND:  THE STORY OF A NAVAL PILOT ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1916-1918., Bartlett, C.P.O., Squadron Leader.  Edited by his son, Nick Bartlett.
3 Bartlett, C.P.O., Squadron Leader. Edited by his son, Nick Bartlett. IN THE TEETH OF THE WIND: THE STORY OF A NAVAL PILOT ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1916-1918.
Leo Cooper, London, 1994, revised edition. 
159 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850523184 B&w photographs, diagram, map. "Philip Bartlett's account is a unique and fascinating record of a pilot's life in the dawn of aerial warfare and, as a history, of the first use of the bomber in war, strangely, by the Navy's aircraft. Flying by day and night alone, without navigational aids, the author moves from attacks on the U-boat bases to bombing the German Gothas as they prepared to raid London, and then to the s upport of Haig's drive to the coast which ended in the mud of Passchendaele. The climax in March, 1918, is reached when the author's squadron finds itself directly in the path of Ludendorff's massive thrust, which broke the British Vth Ar m y a n d n e a rly decided the War. Attacked by Richthofen's aces, No 5 Squadron RNAS flew continuous desperate missions against the advancing troops from aerodromes which were over-run time after time. At a time when the life of a pilot was re ck on e d in w e ek s, t he author flew 101 missions, enduring the rigours of flying without heat or oxygen, with hesitant engines, no parachutes and the attention of German fighters. Yet there is continual evidence of the pure joy of flying and won der a t the sh ee r b eau ty of the sky." Light browning to top edge of textblock, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top edge. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by General A.J.G.D. de Chastelain. COURAGE ON THE BATTLEFIELD. VOLUME II OF CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, (1993), Ist edition. 
341 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "...exciting narratives (of selected Canadian war heroes) bring to life the gallant and self-sacrificing stories of those who fought first on Canadian soil in the War of 1812, in the Crimea , the Indian Mutiny, the Boer War, in World Wars I and II, and in Korea..." Book is clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/rubbing. A clean, bright copy. NF/NF 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
CANADA'S GLORY:  BATTLES THAT FORGED A NATION., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword Hon. Hartland de M. Molson.
5 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword Hon. Hartland de M. Molson. CANADA'S GLORY: BATTLES THAT FORGED A NATION.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, (1996), Ist printing. 
309 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0075528096 B&w maps, photos, reproductions. "Spanning over 200 years of Canadian history and over 30 major battles, (this book) includes: The War of 1812, when Upper Canada and Lower C anada united to defeat the American threat, giving Canadians a true sense of nationalism for the first time; The Boer War in South Africa, from 1899 to 1902 where Canadian troops first fought and won overseas; World War I and its grim trench warf a r e , including the Battle of Vimy Ridge - a classic in terms of planning and strategy - described in unforgettable detail; World War II, with its triumphs and tragedies - Hong Kong, Dieppe, D-Day, and the Battle of Normandy. Arthur Bishop's deta il ed r esearch and colourful narrative brings the personalities of war to life and imbues each battle with the drama and emotions that makes it memorable..." Slight waviness to edges of text block, very small bump at top corners of both boards, l igh t w rin kling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny soiling marks on boards, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board, place/date/notation/initials in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light rubbing, slight fading on spine, wrinkling at to p/bo ttom of spine/flap-folds and at top of rear panel, crease down rear flap. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF 1918, YEAR OF VICTORY.  PAN GRAND STRATEGY SERIES., Brown, Malcolm.
6 Brown, Malcolm. THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF 1918, YEAR OF VICTORY. PAN GRAND STRATEGY SERIES.
Pan, London, 1999, 2nd printing. 
392 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0330376721 B&w plates. "1918 was probably the most dramatic and decisive year in British military history. In the spring there was a fear that Britain might have to evacuate her troops from the continent and lo se the war. In the summer came the great turnaround, and by autumn the German armies began to retreat. In November 1918 the First World War was over. This book tells the story of an amazing year through the authentic voice of the British s o l d i e r , a year in which, remarkably, the casualty rates were even higher than those of 1916 and 1917, the years of the Somme and Passchendaele." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Very Go od + 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
IT MADE YOU THINK OF HOME. THE HAUNTING JOURNAL OF DEWARD BARNES, CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE: 1916-1919., Cane, Bruce.  (Deward Barnes)
7 Cane, Bruce. (Deward Barnes) IT MADE YOU THINK OF HOME. THE HAUNTING JOURNAL OF DEWARD BARNES, CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE: 1916-1919.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2004, first edition. 
318 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550025120 "This is (the story of Deward Barnes, a Canadian soldier of WWI), in his words, written as the events of the Great War were unfolding. Illustrated with Deward's sketches and contemporary photos, (it) takes us into the mind of this ordinary Canadian soldier, trapped in a world in which he had to pay a terrible price in order to survive. In 1917, Deward was assigned to the firing squad that was to take the life of Pr i v a te Harold Lodge, who had been convicted of desertion by a court martial. Lodge was one of 23 Canadians executed during the war by their own brothers at arms. It was an experience that changed Deward forever. Bruce Cane has provided valuable i ns ig hts into Deward's words by juxtaposing (them) with the official accounts of these events, along with other first-hand accounts from the period, in order to capture the nuance of each of his entries. Deward Barnes' diary takes us into the t ren che s a nd firing lines of the Western Front like no other first-hand Canadian account before. Deward's is the voice of the Canadian soldier, Everyman in khaki, the men who today lie in their graves in the fields of Flanders and Picardy." Chri stma s no tati on, place, date and signature in pencil on free front endpaper; light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 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.
8 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
 
 
9 Chappell, Mike. Editor: Martin Windrow. THE CANADIAN ARMY AT WAR. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 164.
Osprey, London, (1988), reprint. 
48 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, 8 pages of color uniform studies. Contents: Introduction; Canada and her Army; 1900-14: The Growing Commitment; 1914-18: Attrition; 1939-45: The Global War; 1950-53: United Nations Involvement. Interior - light browning to margins of pages and inside of covers, light cigarette odor. Exterior - light browning to covers and to edges of textblock, slight soiling on bottom of textblock, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN FORCES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919.  GENERAL SERIES VOL.II.  THE RECORD OF FIVE YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE., Duguid, A. Fortescue, Colonel.
10 Duguid, A. Fortescue, Colonel. OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN FORCES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919. GENERAL SERIES VOL.II. THE RECORD OF FIVE YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE.
Ottawa Minister of National Defence 1947 Stapled in Wraps Good- 
14 pp, 9 11/16" H. A brief overview of Canada's participation in the Great War. From the inside cover: "Note: The original of this brief story was written in 1927 and cut in stone on the walls of the Memorial Chamber in the tower of the Parliament Buildings, Ottawa." Interior - very light browning to pages, small light dye stain at fore-edge of pages. Exterior - some faint color fading/browning on covers, small tear at bottom of spine, two tiny edge tears with crease at fore-edge of rear cover, light water mark at fore-edge of both covers, tiny edge tear at top of rear cover, minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Evans, Martin Marix. BATTLES OF WWI: AN ILLUSTRATED ACCOUNT OF WARFARE ALONG THE WESTERN FRONT AND ON THE GALLIPOLI PENINSULA.
London Arcturus 2008 1848371438 / 9781848371439 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9" H). "The Great War of 1914-1918 was among the most devastating ever fought. From the first shots in Serbia to the failed German spring offensive and eventual victory by the Allies, 'Battles of WWI' covers the major campaigns fought on the the Western Front, including Ypres, The Somme and Passchendaele, as well as the conflict on the Gallipoli Peninsula. It examines the introduction of new and terrible weapons - the machine-gun, the hand grenade, and poison gas - while never forgetting the horrific human cost of these innovations. Includes over 130 photographs and battle maps." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1883-1933., Fetherstonhaugh, R.C.
12 Fetherstonhaugh, R.C. THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1883-1933.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Royal Canadian Regiment 1981 0969085303 / 9780969085300 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
467 pp, 9 1/2" H. Dark blue buckram with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs/reproductions, maps (fold-out), color plates. Contents: The Infantry School Corps; The North West Rebellion, 1885; The Corps Becomes a Regiment; Colonel Otter's Command; The Yukon Field Force; The South African War; From Cape Town to Belmont; The Battle of Paardenberg; From Paardenberg to Bloemfontein; With Ian Hamilton's Column; Pretoria and the Voyage Home; After South Africa; Colonel Wadmore's Command; The Pre-War Years; Garrison Duty in Bermuda; From Halifax to the Kemmel Front; The Ypres Salient, 1916; The Somme, 1916; The Vimy Front; The Capture of Vimy Ridge; The summer of 1917; Passchendaele; The Crisis of 1918; The Battle of Amiens; Arras, 1918; Cambrai, 1918; The End of the War; The Post-War Reorganization; The Regiment Attains Its Fiftieth Year; Appendix A - Roll of Officers; Appendix B - Honour Roll; Appendix C - Honours and Awards to Other Ranks. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1883-1933., Fetherstonhaugh, R.C.
13 Fetherstonhaugh, R.C. THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1883-1933.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Royal Canadian Regiment 1981 0969085303 / 9780969085300 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
467 pp, 9 1/2" H. Dark blue buckram with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs/reproductions, maps (fold-out), color plates. Contents: The Infantry School Corps; The North West Rebellion, 1885; The Corps Becomes a Regiment; Colonel Otter's Command; The Yukon Field Force; The South African War; From Cape Town to Belmont; The Battle of Paardenberg; From Paardenberg to Bloemfontein; With Ian Hamilton's Column; Pretoria and the Voyage Home; After South Africa; Colonel Wadmore's Command; The Pre-War Years; Garrison Duty in Bermuda; From Halifax to the Kemmel Front; The Ypres Salient, 1916; The Somme, 1916; The Vimy Front; The Capture of Vimy Ridge; The summer of 1917; Passchendaele; The Crisis of 1918; The Battle of Amiens; Arras, 1918; Cambrai, 1918; The End of the War; The Post-War Reorganization; The Regiment Attains Its Fiftieth Year; Appendix A - Roll of Officers; Appendix B - Honour Roll; Appendix C - Honours and Awards to Other Ranks. Minor fraying at bottom rear corner. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling, tiny light mark on rear flap, very faint sticker mark at top of rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
14 Foster, J.A. MUSKETS TO MISSILES: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CANADA'S GROUND FORCES.
Methuen, Toronto, (1987), Ist printing. 
251 pp, small 4to, Hardcover in dust jacket. Profusely illus in b&w with photos, drawings, pictorial endpapers. Covers from the 1600's to United Nations peacekeeping duties. Contents: Contest for a Continent; Rivalry and Revolution; Rebels and Ra iders; Confederation; On Foreign Service; World War I; World War II; The Korean War and Other Actions; Sidearms and Rifles; Appendix: Canadian Regiments in Order of Precedence. Light edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkl i n g , l i g h t rubbing to rear panel. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BIG PUSH: A PORTRAIT OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME., Gardner, Brian.
15 Gardner, Brian. THE BIG PUSH: A PORTRAIT OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME.
Cassell, London, 1961, first edition. 
177 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. "At half past seven on the morning of the first of July 1916, along a front extending for eighteen miles in the valley of the Somme, an intensive bombardment which had conti nued since dawn lifted, and fourteen divisions of British troops stumbled out of their trenches to attack the enemy. This was the climax of Sir Douglas Haig's carefully conceived plan to break the interminable deadlock of trench warfare on th e W e s t ern Front, and score a resounding and dramatic victory over the German forces. Haig's design foundered within a few hours among the defences of Fricourt, La Boisells, and Thiepval, at the appalling cost of twenty thousand British soldier s k il le d an d thirty-five thousand wounded. - But the official dates for The Battle of the Somme are from 1st July to 18th, November 1916. The 'Big Push' went on, the preliminary bombardments, the attacks, the horrifying slaughter - every single c as ual ty be ing measured in terms of individual pain, misery, and sacrifice. Belief in the High Command that prolonged shelling must reduce an entrenched enemy to inertia and impotence, easy prey for advancing infantry, died hard. It persiste d t hro ugho ut the aut umn and into the following year, when the same ghastly pattern was repeated at Passchendaele. It was not fully discredited till the full potential of armoured vehicles was realized and military concepts, bred in minor theat res of w ar be for e th e tur n of the century, were rejected. - (This book) provides a critical, and immensely readable analysis of the policy, planning, and action of the British and French armies at the Battle of the Somme, a battle in which the cas ualti es of the Briti sh arm y alone exceeded those suffered by it during the whole of the Second World War. An important historical account of a great military blunder, it is also a vivid portrait of the tragedy, the unspeakable horror, and t he co urage, which are commo n to an y war at any time, but which were peculiarly intensified in France and Flanders from 1914 to 1918." Book is lightly cocked, has light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light wrinkling at top/bo ttom o f spine , light brow ning on edges o f text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has moderate edge wear, tiny chips/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light soiling at top/bottom edges, two scuffs on rear panel, old tape on inside of top/ bottom o f spin e. Very Good-/Go od+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE KING'S OWN ROYAL REGIMENT (LANCASTER) (THE 4th REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Green, Howard
16 Green, Howard THE KING'S OWN ROYAL REGIMENT (LANCASTER) (THE 4th REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, (1972), first edition. 
143 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520908 B&w illustrations, march. "The Regiment (repelled many offensives) in its early life - particularly at Minorca in 1756, Salamanca, Waterloo, Inkerman, Sebastopol and Spion Kop in the South African War. It was one of the few British regiments to make the desert march across Abyssinia for the attack on Magdala, and also fought in the Zulu War. Wherever the fighting was most deadly and the odds against victory most daunting, it is safe to assume that the King's Own were there. The Regiment boasted twenty battle-honours when the Great War broke out, and in those dreadful four years of slaughter it was to add a further 59 - Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1 9 1 4 , A i s n e 1914, Festubert 1915, Loos, Passchendaele, Macedonia 1915-18, Suvla, Tigris 1916, Baghdad; these are just a few of them. In the Second World War the King's Own waited patiently for the ships at Dunkirk; fought in Syria, North Afr ic a an d I ta ly ; sw eated out the siege of Malta; penetrated hundreds of miles behind the Japanese lines as Chindits. All these actions, and more, are described in this vivid and action-packed story." Previous owner's small stamp on each of fro nt en dpa pe rs , t iny b ump to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
TAPESTRY OF WAR:  A PRIVATE VIEW OF CANADIANS IN THE GREAT WAR., Gwyn, Sandra.
17 Gwyn, Sandra. TAPESTRY OF WAR: A PRIVATE VIEW OF CANADIANS IN THE GREAT WAR.
Toronto HarperCollins 1992 000215787X / 9780002157872 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
552 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "For some, like the aging man-about-town Agar Adamson, and the promising politician Talbot Papineau, the war was both the climax and the denouement of their careers. For others, like Harold Innis, just off an Ontario farm, the horror of the trenches changed the direction and purpose of their lives. For Vancouver secretary Grace MacPherson, war was a great adventure; for Ottawa socialite Ethel Chadwick, it was a wave that pushed her aside and left her stranded for life. For Max Aitken, better known as Lord Beaverbrook, it was an opportunity to be exploited. For Newfoundlander Owen Steele, it was an heroic duty that ended in a rain of bullets at Beaumont-Hamel. Sandra Gwyn has woven the intimate threads of these lives into a composite portrait that is overwhelming in its power." Minor wrinkle at top of hinges. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BRITISH SOLDIER., Holden, Matthew.
18 Holden, Matthew. THE BRITISH SOLDIER.
Wayland, London, 1974, first edition. 
128 pp, 4to (11 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and colour reproductions, photographs. "Conventional warfare today can still be a matter of bloody face-to-face fighting but the modern British soldier, a highly-trained, well-equipped speci alist, is a far cry from the ill-clad yeoman of the Middle Ages. In this evocative book Matthew Holden illustrates how this change has come about, starting with the Norman Conquest and setting the narrative in the context of British society a n d d e v elopments in military techniques and strategy. Drawing on vivid eyewitness accounts he describes the British soldier's everyday life through the centuries in terms of pay, conditions, discipline, medical services and other aspects, and h e cr e at es a fascinating picture of changing attitudes, both towards the fighting community and inside it." A few tiny dints on bottom edge of boards, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has a few area s o f ver y lig ht edg e wear/wrinkling, slight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WESTERN FRONT.  ORDINARY SOLDIERS AND THE DEFINING BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I., Holmes, Richard.
19 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
 
 
BRITISH BUTCHERS AND BUNGLERS OF WORLD WAR ONE., Laffin, John.
20 Laffin, John. BRITISH BUTCHERS AND BUNGLERS OF WORLD WAR ONE.
Godalming Bramley 1998 1841000124 / 9781841000121 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "(A) forceful and probing analysis of the British generals' leadership. For too long, Dr John Laffin maintains, the military reputation of the generals has not been critically enough examined, and he asks how those responsible for such catastrophic defeats were able to retain their commands. Haig, whose army suffered 60,000 casualties on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, was still in command after five months more fighting and another 400,000 casualties. By the war's end the number of dead ran into millions - doggedly brave British Empire soldiers who, Dr Laffin believes, were killed, wounded or broken by commanders who were vain, egocentric or incompetent. But the generals, who blamed the dead and junior in rank, cannot be excused on the grounds that there was 'nothing else that they could do'. Een now, seventy years after that 'Great War for Civilization', this book raises questions that are uncomfortable. Dr Laffin draws on the memories and writings of those who took part and quotes the judgements of other military historians to provide a lucid analysis of just what went wrong in the generals' leadership and how it resulted in such appalling and tragic losses - and concludes that they were not merely incompetent but uncaring. Controversial and uncompromising, this intelligent and important book is an invaluable addition to the history of World War I and will be read by all interested in this period of history and its influence on succeeding military campaigns." Small bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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