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1 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
 
 
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+ 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
 
 
SALUTE!: CANADA'S GREAT MILITARY LEADERS FROM BROCK TO DEXTRAZE., Bishop, Arthur.
3 Bishop, Arthur. SALUTE!: CANADA'S GREAT MILITARY LEADERS FROM BROCK TO DEXTRAZE.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1997 0075600102 / 9780075600107 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
264 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w reproductions, photographs. "(T)ells inspiring stories of a selection of Canada's finest, from 1812 to the present day, and examines what made them great. (C)overs 12 leaders in detail from their personal history to their accomplishments on and off the battlefield." Covers: Isaac Brock; Tecumseh; Charles de Salaberry; Arthur Currie; Walter Hose, Rollo Mainguy; Mike McEwen; Guy Simonds; Keith Hodson; John Rockingham; Wilf Curtis; and Jacques Dextraze. Light waviness to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very minor edgwe wear, slight fading to spine colour, minor rubbing, a few tiny scuffs on rear edge of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
4 Douglas, Tom. D-DAY: CANADIAN HEROES OF THE FAMOUS WORLD WAR II INVASION. TRUE CANADIAN AMAZING STORIES SERIES.
Canmore, Alberta Altitude 2004 1551537958 / 9781551537955 5th Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 
144 pp, 8 1/2" H. 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 storms 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. Contents: 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; Appendices: 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 - tiny crease at bottom corner of front cover, faint crease on spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OUT OF THE SHADOWS:  CANADA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Douglas, W.A.B. and Greenhous, Brereton.
5 Douglas, W.A.B. and Greenhous, Brereton. OUT OF THE SHADOWS: CANADA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1977 019540257X / 9780195402575 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - 
288 pp, 9 5/8"H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "This is the first general overview of Canada's contribution to the Second World War that considers the operations of all three armed forces. (A)n illuminating and lucid analysis of Canada's war effort - a skilful synthesis that always relates its complex subject to the human level in countless anecdotes and 151 carefully chosen illustrations." Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 'Canada Will Respond'; An Unmilitary People; The Sinews of War; The Atlantic Bridge; The Army Overseas 1940-1943; Sicily and Southern Italy; Operation 'Overlord'; The War in the Air; Northern Italy and Northwest Europe 1944-1945; The War Against Japan; The Home Front; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Tiny very light foxing marks on top and fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, areas of light foxing on inside surface; light toning to edges of flaps, flap-folds and on spine; very small dent on hinges. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
6 Douglas, W.A.B. and Greenhous, Brereton. OUT OF THE SHADOWS: CANADA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1977 019540257X / 9780195402575 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
288 pp, 9 5/8"H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "This is the first general overview of Canada's contribution to the Second World War that considers the operations of all three armed forces. (A)n illuminating and lucid analysis of Canada's war effort - a skilful synthesis that always relates its complex subject to the human level in countless anecdotes and 151 carefully chosen illustrations." Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 'Canada Will Respond'; An Unmilitary People; The Sinews of War; The Atlantic Bridge; The Army Overseas 1940-1943; Sicily and Southern Italy; Operation 'Overlord'; The War in the Air; Northern Italy and Northwest Europe 1944-1945; The War Against Japan; The Home Front; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Light edge wear to boards, a few tiny dints to bottom edge of boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, chips and small tears at top of spine, minor browning, very small perforation to front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PRICE OF COMMAND:  A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS., Graham, Dominick.
7 Graham, Dominick. THE PRICE OF COMMAND: A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773726926 / 9780773726925 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
345 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Lieutenant General Guy Granville Simonds was one of the Second World War's most dynamic strategists and commanded enormous respect from British generals such as Bernard Montgomery and Alan Brooke. (This book) tells the whole story for the first time, tracing Simonds's family origins and detailing his postwar career as Canada's top military man. The focus, though, is on Simonds's campaigns in World War II. Graham takes us from the rocky shores of Sicily to the fierce fighting in the Dutch polders, examining the military and political infighting that seemed to dog every hard-won mile of Simonds's successful march into the German Rhineland." Small area of dampness staining at bottom of front board, gift inscription on half-title and on dedication page, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor soiling on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling on spine and at top edge, small area of dampness staining at bottom inside edge of front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PRICE OF COMMAND:  A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS., Graham, Dominick.
8 Graham, Dominick. THE PRICE OF COMMAND: A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773726926 / 9780773726925 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
345 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Lieutenant General Guy Granville Simonds was one of the Second World War's most dynamic strategists and commanded enormous respect from British generals such as Bernard Montgomery and Alan Brooke. (This book) tells the whole story for the first time, tracing Simonds's family origins and detailing his postwar career as Canada's top military man. The focus, though, is on Simonds's campaigns in World War II. Graham takes us from the rocky shores of Sicily to the fierce fighting in the Dutch polders, examining the military and political infighting that seemed to dog every hard-won mile of Simonds's successful march into the German Rhineland." Book has tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
9 Granatstein, J.L. THE GENERALS: THE CANADIAN ARMY'S SENIOR COMMANDERS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773727302 / 9780773727304 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "It was nothing less than a miracle - the transformation of Canada's army at the beginning of the Second World War into a well-oiled fighting machine that became a significant factor in the Allied victory. But the miracle didn't just happen by itself. It was largely the result of the leadership of Canada's top military commanders. Some were great men, others were sadly flawed characters. Here, in one volume, are the stories of Canada's most important military leaders." Light waviness/wrinkling to free front endpaper, a few small pencil erasure marks in margins and text, small bookstore label on rear pastedown, tiny ink mark on bottom of textblock (not a remainder mark). Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GENERALS:  THE CANADIAN ARMY'S SENIOR COMMANDERS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Granatstein, J.L.
10 Granatstein, J.L. THE GENERALS: THE CANADIAN ARMY'S SENIOR COMMANDERS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773727302 / 9780773727304 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "It was nothing less than a miracle - the transformation of Canada's army at the beginning of the Second World War into a well-oiled fighting machine that became a significant factor in the Allied victory. But the miracle didn't just happen by itself. It was largely the result of the leadership of Canada's top military commanders. Some were great men, others were sadly flawed characters. Here, in one volume, are the stories of Canada's most important military leaders." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom od spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SEMPER PARATUS:  THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HAMILTON LIGHT INFANTRY (WENTWORTH REGIMENT) 1862-1977., Greenhous, Brereton (ed.) and Brown, Kingsley.
11 Greenhous, Brereton (ed.) and Brown, Kingsley. SEMPER PARATUS: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HAMILTON LIGHT INFANTRY (WENTWORTH REGIMENT) 1862-1977.
Hamilton The RHLI Historical Association 1977 0969075405 / 9780969075400 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
446 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, color plates (including uniforms), map endpapers. Contents: The First Mess Dinner; Early Days; A Change of Command; On Active Service; Ridgeway; Lessons Learned; The Late Victorian Years; Th e South African War; The Twentieth Century; The Great War; An 'In-Between' Time; The Second World War; Operation Jubilee; The End of Jubilee; The Return to Europe; Verrieres Ridge; Back to Dieppe; Dieppe to Woensdrecht; South Beveland and the Watch on the Maas; The Drive to the Rhine; Xanten - The Last Battle; Forty Years On. Tiny bump at bottom corner of boards, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MUD AND GREEN FIELDS:  THE MEMOIRS OF MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE KITCHING., Kitching, George, Major General.  Introduction by Colonel Charles P. Stacey.
12 Kitching, George, Major General. Introduction by Colonel Charles P. Stacey. MUD AND GREEN FIELDS: THE MEMOIRS OF MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE KITCHING.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1993 092027773X / 9780920277737 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
292 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w maps. Autobiography of Canadian Major General George Kitching, largely covering his experiences in World War II. Contents: Early Days; Sandhurst; Gravesend, My First Commission; Posting to Singapore; Mhow; Back to England; Canada and Mobilization; Preparations for Action; Meeting with General George Pearkes VC; Beginnings with Crerar and Simonds; My First Command; Sicily, the Planning and the Battle; Invasion of Italy; Totalize, Tractable, and The Gap; Italy Again, and on to Holland; The German Surrender; Ottawa and Washington; Life and Death of an Army. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny closed tear at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MUD AND GREEN FIELDS:  THE MEMOIRS OF MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE KITCHING., Kitching, George, Major General.  Introduction by Colonel Charles P. Stacey.
13 Kitching, George, Major General. Introduction by Colonel Charles P. Stacey. MUD AND GREEN FIELDS: THE MEMOIRS OF MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE KITCHING.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1993 092027773X / 9780920277737 Soft Cover Very Good 
292 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w maps. Autobiography of Canadian Major General George Kitching, largely covering his experiences in World War II. Contents: Early Days; Sandhurst; Gravesend, My First Commission; Posting to Singapore; Mhow; Back to England; Canada and Mobilization; Preparations for Action; Meeting with General George Pearkes VC; Beginnings with Crerar and Simonds; My First Command; Sicily, the Planning and the Battle; Invasion of Italy; Totalize, Tractable, and The Gap; Italy Again, and on to Holland; The German Surrender; Ottawa and Washington; Life and Death of an Army. Interior - small tear and crease at top edge of contents page - archivally taped, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, very small corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
A PORTRAIT OF WAR, 1939-1943 / A WORLD OF FLAMES, 1944-1945.  TWO VOLUMES., Malone, Richard S.
14 Malone, Richard S. A PORTRAIT OF WAR, 1939-1943 / A WORLD OF FLAMES, 1944-1945. TWO VOLUMES.
Toronto Collins, 1983 vol. 1/1984 vol. 2 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
Vol. 1 - 272 pp / Vol. 2 - 318 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H) - 2 volume set. Brigadier Malone provides lively and informed recollections drawn from his wartime experiences and from his post-war conversations with Churchill, Alanbrooke, Montgomery, Beaverbrook, Ralston and others, which contribute greatly to our understanding of Canada's role in the Second World War. A small selection of b&w photographs. Minor edgewear to boards and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines; Vol. 1 has minor mark on bottom of textblock; Vol.2 has several faint liquid splash marks on bottom of textblock and slight fading to edges of boards. Dust jackets have minor to light edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
DAVID AND MAX.  BASED ON A BIZARRE AND TRAGIC INCIDENT OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Simonds, Peter.
15 Simonds, Peter. DAVID AND MAX. BASED ON A BIZARRE AND TRAGIC INCIDENT OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Aurora, Nashville, Tennessee, 1977. 
265 pp + Appendix, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 876951744 "Conspiracy and intrigue surround this account of an actual World War II incident. The scene is Holland in the twilight of theThird Reich. In preparation for Hitl er's last attempt to achieve a military victory, or a negotiated peace, two young German corporals are sent behind enemy lines to chart the bearing strength of the soil for the Panzer's path to Antwerp, the seaport vital to Eisenhower. The m i s s i o n fails and the two corporals, David Kohn and Max Unger, surrender to the Canadians as deserters without divulging the nature of their mission. After the German surrender in May 1945, the Germans demand their return as traitors and, fo r re as on s sh ro u ded in secrecy, the Canadians not only comply with the request, but supply the unarmed Germans with guns for the execution. Frantic attempts to save the two young men by their Canadian friends fail. The incident raises importa nt an d t ime ly qu est io ns on the ethics and behavior of political and military structures. New evidence suggests Allied complicity with the Germans in anticipation of Russian aggression in Europe immediately after the war. Were David and Max sa crif icia l sh eep in the cov ert dealings of once hostile governments? Institutional face-saving adds unexpected dimensions to the bizarre and provoking drama of two human pawns, 'David and Max'." The author has fictionalized some of the nam es a nd ch aract ers w here he felt , in fairness, he did not have all the facts bearing on their participation. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has moderate rubbing on spine - light rubbing elsewhere, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good+ /Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 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.
16 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.
17 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
 
 
THE VALOUR AND THE HORROR:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF CANADIANS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Weisbord, Merrily and Mohr, Merilyn Simonds.
18 Weisbord, Merrily and Mohr, Merilyn Simonds. THE VALOUR AND THE HORROR: THE UNTOLD STORY OF CANADIANS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Harper Collins, (Toronto, 1991), Ist ed. 
171 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0002157446 Based on the television series by Brian McKenna and Terence McKenna. On three separate occasions, in three separate corners of the world (Hong Kong, Europe and Normandy), t ens of thousands of young Canadian soldiers and airmen were introduced, like lambs to the slaughter, to the glory of war for God and country. This is an account told through personal narratives, of these events. B&w photos. Gift inscript i o n o n h a lf-title page. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at parts of top edge. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
TUG OF WAR:  THE ALLIED VICTORY THAT OPENED ANTWERP., Whitaker, W. Denis and Whitaker, Shelagh.
19 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
 


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