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OTHER LOSSES:  AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE MASS DEATHS OF GERMAN PRISONERS AT THE HANDS OF THE FRENCH AND AMERICANS AFTER WORLD WAR II., Bacque, James.
1 Bacque, James. OTHER LOSSES: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE MASS DEATHS OF GERMAN PRISONERS AT THE HANDS OF THE FRENCH AND AMERICANS AFTER WORLD WAR II.
Toronto Stoddart 1989 0773722696 / 9780773722699 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
248 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and drawings. "In the U.S. Army prison camps of western Germany at the end of World War II, almost four million German soldiers were held prisoner outdoors, in barbed-wire enclosures, with little or no food and water, for many months. The French Army, which took some 630,000 prisoners from the Americans to use as reparations labor, starved and mistreated them so badly that likely 250,000 died. In the American camps, at least 750,000 died. Most were soldiers of the Wehrmacht who surrendered on May 8, 1945, but many scores of thousands were women, children and old men. The deaths were simply listed as 'OTHER LOSSES". In painstaking, wide-ranging research, the author has interviewed hundreds of prisoners, guards and army officers and has amassed many thousands of pages of evidence from Army archives in Paris, Koblenz, London, Washington and Ottawa. He was ably assisted by senior U.S. Army historian Col. Ernest F. Fisher. How the public was fooled, the U.S. State Department co-opted, the International Committee of the Red Cross deceived, the press negated, the U.S. Senate neutered, books censored, archives destroyed and senior officials inveigled into the coverup - all this is outlined in a work that destroys the genial myths about Allied war aims and exposes the sources of cynical Cold War propaganda that blamed the Russians for all the deaths among these prisoners." Slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning at top/bottom edges of flaps, very light rubbing, tiny scuff on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Bercuson, David J. MAPLE LEAF AGAINST THE AXIS: CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1995 0773728619 / 9780773728615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Very light soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edgewear/rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Bercuson, David J. MAPLE LEAF AGAINST THE AXIS: CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1995 0773728619 / 9780773728615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WWII AIR WAR: THE MEN - THE MACHINES - THE MISSIONS., Boyne, Walter J., foreword.  (William Allmon, John Stanaway, Wil Deac, John Leyden, Don Hollway, Richard Vodra, Bruce Crawford, Jerry Scutts, David Alan Johnson, C.V. Glines, Daniel Wyatt, Timothy Kutta, Robert Mikesh.)
4 Boyne, Walter J., foreword. (William Allmon, John Stanaway, Wil Deac, John Leyden, Don Hollway, Richard Vodra, Bruce Crawford, Jerry Scutts, David Alan Johnson, C.V. Glines, Daniel Wyatt, Timothy Kutta, Robert Mikesh.) WWII AIR WAR: THE MEN - THE MACHINES - THE MISSIONS.
N.P. Cowles / Prospero 1998 088665372X / 9780886653729 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
176 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 10 7/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and art work. "(S)ome of the best and brightest of today's aviation writers are brought together to paint a vivid picture of aviation during World War II. These specially selected stories bring aerial combat to life, and give insight into the rapid development of air war technology spurred by that combat. Read in these pages how the Japanese 'Zero' - once thought invincible - was tamed, recall the heroism of Britain's famous legless ace Douglas Bader, enjoy the exploits of American P-38 pilots Dick Bong and Tom Lynch in the Pacific, and taste the glory of German Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann's more than 350 air victories. Edited and introduced by Arthur H. Sanfelici, editor of 'Aviation History' Magazine, and with a foreword by noted aviation historian (and frequent contributor) Walter J. Boyne, (this book) is full of riveting vignettes that put you in the cockpit for a flight to adventure." Minor edge wear, slight waviness and two tiny dints on fore-edge of text block, two tiny scuffs on front board. Dust jacket has some areas of very light edge wrinkling, various irregular line in dentations on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Harclerode, Peter. Foreword by General Sir John Hackett. ARNHEM: A TRAGEDY OF ERRORS.
London Caxton 2000 1840671467 / 9781840671469 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Operation 'Market Garden' remains one of the most spectacular and controversial battles of the Second World War. It was a bold plan, aimed at shortening the course of the war dramatically. Key bridges in Holland seized in advance by a daring airborne 'coup de main' would be the means to a surprise thrust into the German industrial heartland. On the fiftieth anniversary of the operation, (the author) has pieced together an important new view of what was a considerable failure. Existing accounts direct most of the blame at XXX Corps, and two divisions in particular, for failing to push the ground advance forward. This new work sets out to provide an objective and realistic appraisal of why things went wrong - and who in truth should have borne the responsibility. Why, for example, were demands for proper signals equipment for the airborne troops ignored, with predictable consequences? Why was intelligence pointing towards the fatal presence of the 9th and 10th SS Panzer Divisions ignored before the operation? And why, with Allied air forces in a position to dominate the skies above the battlefield, was air support so lacking and ineffectual? While some of the questions needed for a definitive judgement can never be answered, this book represents an important step towards redressing the balance of criticism and allowing a new view of the bloody battles for Arnhem and Oosterbeek." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very small hole in rear flap fold. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE AVRO LANCASTER., Mason, Francis K.
6 Mason, Francis K. THE AVRO LANCASTER.
Aston, (Bourne End, Bucks, 1989). 
437 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos (some aerial), maps, reproductions, fold-out color cutaway. "...the most extensive chronicle of a British bomber ever undertaken - of more than half a million words - describes how the Lancaster came into being and how it fulfilled the faith placed in it by those who planned it. From the consuming belief, espoused by Trenchard between the Wars, that the heavy bomber was the raison d'etre of the R oyal Air Force, to the realisation that Britain, faced in 1936 with the likelihood of war with Germany, was still without an aircraft that could hit the enemy capital with worthwhile bombs. Thus was developed the famous trio of true heavy bombers, the Stirling, Halifax and Lancaster. And by the end of that war, the Lancaster equipped 60 out of Bomber Command's 80 heavy bomber squadrons; more than 1,3000 out of 1,850 British heavy bombers were Lancasters...the Author has made reference to all the outstanding raids undertaken in an extraordinary compendium of individual 'histories' of every Lancaster built (over 7,000 of them), and mention is made of several thousand individual crew members - separately indexed for ease of reference. Th e book contains hundreds of photographs (many from previously untapped sources) as well as maps and diagrams, and a separate Chapter - including cutaway and general arrangements drawings, executed by the Author in colour-describesthe Lancaster in considerable detail." Contents: Towards a Strategic Bombing Force; The Reluctant Transition: Farewell to Biplanes; Heavyweights - With Two Engines; Odds Too Great; The Lancaster is Born; The First Lancaster Squadrons; The Coming of the Pathfinders; No Corner of the Reich; Special People for a Special Job; The Battle of the Ruhr; The Battle of Hamburg; The Battle of Berlin; Nuremburg and Overlord; More Special Operations; In Support of the Armies; The Last Six Months; The Transition from War ; Lancasters in the Laboratory; In Other Air Forces; They Also Served; The Lancaster Described; Appendices - Deployment of Manchester and Lancaster Units; Awards of the Victoria Cross and the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal; Lancaster and Manchester Production, Allocation and Service; Lancasters with High Raid Tallies; Glossary; Bibliography. Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light waviness to top/bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, tiny closed perforation on front hinge, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, very light browning to top/bottom edges of flaps. NF/VG 
Price: 165.00 USD
 
 
THE BOMBER COMMAND WAR DIARIES: AN OPERATIONAL REFERENCE BOOK, 1939-1945., Middlebrook, Martin and Everitt, Chris.
7 Middlebrook, Martin and Everitt, Chris. THE BOMBER COMMAND WAR DIARIES: AN OPERATIONAL REFERENCE BOOK, 1939-1945.
Harmondsworth Viking 1985 0670801372 / 9780670801374 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
804 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "Bomber Command's campaign started on the very first day of the Second World War and ended within a few hours of the final victory in Europe five and a half years later. It was an attempt to win a war in Europe by strategic bombing on such an enormous scale that historians are only now beginning to piece together the finer details of the individual raids. There have been many books about Bomber Command, but Martin Middlebrook, the aviation historian, and his research colleague Chris Everitt are the first to compile the full story of this fascinating campaign in reference form. They undertook the gargantuan task not only of documenting every Bomber Command operation but also of obtaining information from local archives in Germany, Italy and the occupied countries on the effects of the raids. Little of this material has been published previously, and never before have the two sides of Bomber Command's war been brought together in this way. (It) is sure to become the standard work of reference on this extraordinary campaign." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one pade with small wrinkle at bottom edge. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945.  VOLUME I. THE FIGHT AT ODDS.  VOLUME II. THE FIGHT AVAILS.  VOLUME III. THE FIGHT IS WON.  3 VOLUME SET., Richard, Denis & Saunders, Hilary St. George.
8 Richard, Denis & Saunders, Hilary St. George. ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945. VOLUME I. THE FIGHT AT ODDS. VOLUME II. THE FIGHT AVAILS. VOLUME III. THE FIGHT IS WON. 3 VOLUME SET.
London Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1954 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
3 volume set - 8 5/8" H, b&w photographs, b&w and colour maps (many fold-out). Volume I: 430 pp, fourth impression - July 1954. "(T)he story is taken from the first stirrings of rearmament in 1934 to approximately the close of 1941. It tells of pre-war plans and preparations, the leaflet raids and the 'phoney war', improvised intervention in Norway, heroic efforts by the A.A.S.F. and the Air Component in France; of the desperate days of the Battle of Britain and the struggle to master the night raider of the 'Blitz'; of the lack of success in bombing pinpoint targets in Germany and the decision to attack large industrial areas; of the growing use of aircraft against the U-boat and the surface raider; and of the whole series of campaigns in 1940-1941 for control of the Mediterranean and the Middle East." Volume II: 415 pp, second impression, April 1954. "(O)pens with an account of the early campaigns in the Far East, where the British defences in the air, like those on the ground, were far too weak to hold the sudden Japanese onslaught. The story moves back to Europe, (tracing) the growing successes of Coastal Command against the U-boat and enemy merchant shipping, then (examining) the progress of the air offensive against Germany. The great part played by the Royal Air Force in winning control of the Mediterranean and North Africa is recounted from 'Crusader' in late 1941 to the victorious conclusion at Tunis in May 1943; and consideration of the Casablanca decisions leads on to studies of the combined bomber offensive against Germany and the invasion of Sicily. Concludes with a survey of the air operations in the Italian campaign as far as the capture of Rome. Volume III: 441 pp, first edition, 1954. "(B)egins with an account of the great air attacks against Germany in the year before 'D Day', and records the highly effective work of Coastal Command against the U-boat. A study of the 'Overlord' plan then leads to a survey of the intensive air operations which did so much to liberate France and carry the Allies into Holland and Belgium. After some description of Royal Air Force help to the 'Resistance' and the vain efforts of the Germans to atone for the decline of their air force by the use of the V.1 and V.2, the advance of the Allied armies is followed up to the Rhine. British air operations over the Balkans, the last stages of the campaign in Italy, and the shattering air attacks against German oil and transport preface the end in Europe, and the story concludes with the long fight for the recovery of Burma and the final victory in the Far East." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpapers, some areas of minor browning on some free endpapers, slight lean to spines, very light wrinkling and browning at top/bottom edges of spines, small bump/wrinkle on pine/hinge area of volume II. Dust jackets have light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing; a bump and wrinkling on spine/hinge area of volume II; slight fading to color on spine and panels on volume III and also light toning on spine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.  3 VOLUMES.  VOL. I: SIX YEARS OF WAR: ARMY IN CANADA, BRITAIN AND PACIFIC / VOL. II: CANADIANS IN ITALY, 1943-1945 / VOL. III: VICTORY CAMPAIGN: OPERATIONS IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945., Stacey, C.P., Colonel & Nicholson, GW.L., Lt.-Col.
9 Stacey, C.P., Colonel & Nicholson, GW.L., Lt.-Col. OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR. 3 VOLUMES. VOL. I: SIX YEARS OF WAR: ARMY IN CANADA, BRITAIN AND PACIFIC / VOL. II: CANADIANS IN ITALY, 1943-1945 / VOL. III: VICTORY CAMPAIGN: OPERATIONS IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945.
Ottawa Department of National Defence 1966 Corrected Hard Cover Very Good Varied Maps drawn by Captain C.C.J. Bond. 
629 pp., 807 pp., 770 pp., large 8vo (9 7/8" H), red cloth, gilt lettering/decoration. 3 volume set, all 1966 (corrected) printings, volumes I & II being fourth printings, volume III being the second printing. B&w photographs. B&w and colour maps (many fold-out) - collated. Colour endpaper maps in vols. II & III. Colour frontispieces in all volumes. Volume I "deals with events in Canada, with the experience of the Army in Britain (including the raiding operations conducted from the British base), and with the war against Japan. The operations at Dieppe and Hong Kong are described more fully than in any previous account." Volume II "describes in detail the Canadian Army's part in the Italian campaign - from the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 to the transfer of the 1st Canadian Corps to North-West Europe in the spring of 1945. It rounds out the story of the campaign with an account of the final Allied offensive which ended with the capitulation of the German forces in Italy." Volume III "describes in detail the Canadian Army's part in the North-West European campaign - from the invasion of France on D Day, 6 June 1944, to the final capitulation of the German forces in May 1945. It rounds out the story of the campaign with an account of the repatriation of the Canadian Army and the work of the Canadian Army Occupation Force." Light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spines, light browning to most edges of text blocks - more on volume I, slight browning in margin edges of pages, previous owner's initials in ink at top corner of front pastedown of volumes II & III. Dust jackets have light edge wear/wrinkling with some delamination and tiny tears - mainly at top/bottom edges and bottom of spine, light browning on spines and some edges - also on flap-folds of volume I, some small bands of light fading to color on panels of volumes II & III, large tear across bottom half of front panel of volume II - archivally taped, slight fading to red lettering on spines of volumrs II & III. All dust jackets are now protected in mylar sleevea. This is a heavy set and will require extra postage to most destinations. 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.  3 VOLUMES.  VOL. I: SIX YEARS OF WAR: ARMY IN CANADA, BRITAIN AND PACIFIC / VOL. II: CANADIANS IN ITALY, 1943-1945 / VOL. III: VICTORY CAMPAIGN: OPERATIONS IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945., Stacey, C.P., Colonel & Nicholson, GW.L., Lt.-Col.
10 Stacey, C.P., Colonel & Nicholson, GW.L., Lt.-Col. OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR. 3 VOLUMES. VOL. I: SIX YEARS OF WAR: ARMY IN CANADA, BRITAIN AND PACIFIC / VOL. II: CANADIANS IN ITALY, 1943-1945 / VOL. III: VICTORY CAMPAIGN: OPERATIONS IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945.
Ottawa Department of National Defence Corrected Hard Cover Very Good Varied Maps drawn by Captain C.C.J. Bond. 
629 pp., 807 pp., 770 pp., large 8vo (9 7/8" H), red cloth, gilt lettering/decoration. 3 volume set - Volume I is the 1956 second printing (corrected), Volumes II is the 1966 fourth printing (corrected) and Volume III is the 1966 second printing (corrected). B&w photographs. B&w and colour maps (many fold-out) - collated. Colour endpaper maps in vols. II & III. Colour frontispieces in all volumes. Volume I "deals with events in Canada, with the experience of the Army in Britain (including the raiding operations conducted from the British base), and with the war against Japan. The operations at Dieppe and Hong Kong are described more fully than in any previous account." Volume II "describes in detail the Canadian Army's part in the Italian campaign - from the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 to the transfer of the 1st Canadian Corps to North-West Europe in the spring of 1945. It rounds out the story of the campaign with an account of the final Allied offensive which ended with the capitulation of the German forces in Italy." Volume III "describes in detail the Canadian Army's part in the North-West European campaign - from the invasion of France on D Day, 6 June 1944, to the final capitulation of the German forces in May 1945. It rounds out the story of the campaign with an account of the repatriation of the Canadian Army and the work of the Canadian Army Occupation Force." All dust jackets are now protected in mylar sleeves. This is a heavy set and will require extra postage to most destinations. Volumes have light edge wear - mainly on bottom edges; wrinkling at top/bottom of spines - more at the bottom; volume I has wrinkling on spine and light browning to edges of text block; volume III has one very small corner repair, a corner crease on page vii and a fold down the rear pastedown map - mis-aligned during manufacture. The condition of the dust jackets vary - volume I is poor with chips, tears, edge wrinkling/creasing, light soiling/rubbing. Volumes II & III are Good- and have light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling and several edge tears with creases - volume three has small chip at top of front flap-fold. All volumes have light browning - mainly on spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
TUG OF WAR:  THE ALLIED VICTORY THAT OPENED ANTWERP., Whitaker, W. Denis and Whitaker, Shelagh.
11 Whitaker, W. Denis and Whitaker, Shelagh. TUG OF WAR: THE ALLIED VICTORY THAT OPENED ANTWERP.
Toronto Stoddart 2000 0773732268 / 9780773732261 Second Edition, revised. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
470 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps/battle plans. "Antwerp, Leopold Canal, Woensdrecht, Breskens Pocket, Walcheren Island - these place names live on in the memories of World War Two veterans of Canadian infantry and armoured divisions who fought in the mud and wet against an unbending enemy. It was 1944 and the Canadian army, with divisions from the U.K., U.S., and Poland, had been given the difficult task of liberating the port of Antwerp and clearing both banks of the Scheldt River. The bitter Battle of the Scheldt lasted 86 days, and took the lives of more than 12,000 Allied soldiers. Brigadier General Denis Whitaker was a lieutenant-colonel in that battle, commanding the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. For this book, he interviewed more than 150 men who fought alongside him on the Dutch polders. Meticulously researched in Europe and Canada, (this book) does not tread lightly on accepted notions of military historians. Revised with a new afterword, this important true story of nineteen- and twenty-year-old soldiers, many of whom died miserably on the sodden polders of Zeeland, deserves to be read again and again." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Whiting, Charles. BATTLE OF THE RUHR POCKET. PAN/BALLANTINE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II.
(Pan/Ballantine, New York, 1972), 1st. printing. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, drawings. "In the cities of the Ruhr great piles of rubble blocked the streets; twisted lamp standards stood silhouetted grotesquely against a sky still heavy w ith smoke, Despite the brave spring sunshine, the Ruhr presented a picture of complete, utter collapse unknown anywhere in Western Europe. It was all over. The 'workshop of Germany' lay in ruins." Interior - minor browning to pages, tiny tear a t fore-edge of first two pages - archivally taped, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing - mainly on rear cover, two small edge creases, very small edge tear archivally taped. Very G oo d- 
Price: 7.50 USD
 


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