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METEOR IN ACTION.  SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NUMBER 152., Ashley, Glenn.  Color by Don Greer & Tom Tullis.  Illustrated by Robert Harrison.
1 Ashley, Glenn. Color by Don Greer & Tom Tullis. Illustrated by Robert Harrison. METEOR IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NUMBER 152.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, TX, 1995 
50 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D) soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0897473329 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings/diagrams, two pages of color profiles. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - m inor wear at top of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662., Bartholomew, J.G.
2 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
218 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers and decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "The extent of the land and sea that (this book) covers, between the extremes of Algiers and Samoa, is immense in latitude and longitude; while in points of history it ranges from the oldest to the newest civilisation; as suggested by Karnak, or the new capital of Australia, Canbena (sic). Moreover, in accord with the general idea of these map-books, the effect of the map in illustrating history, the growth and multiplicity of peoples and cities, and the vast possibilities of unworked regions, is kept in sight throughout these pages. The record includes the wars that have passed, from Napoleon's Campain in Egypt of 1798 and General Gordon's last stand at Khartoum, to the battles of Spion Kop and Colenso, and the sieges of Ladysmith and Mafeking in the late South African War. It covers the routes of the great travellers, Mungo Park, Livingstone and Stanley; Stuart, Burke and Wills; and it touches at Vailima in order to recall Robert Louis Stevenson and his South Sea experiences, at the end of his days, as they are pictured by his Samoa book of 1892..." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of Africa and Australasia" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Africa and Australasia having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, minor edge wear - tiny tear at top of spine, minor bumps at bottom edge of front cover, book lightly cracked in several places - book is sound, small split and very small piece missing at bottom of inside rear gutter, slight scattered color loss on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633., Bartholomew, J.G.
3 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
226 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "(T)he present volume deals with the countries of Asia, whose history and geography, and whose possibilities great and grave, are alike reflected in the maps and charts that follow. When Queen Elizabeth (I) granted to certain merchants of London a charter that gave them a roving commission to trade in the East Indies, she could not foresee the immense developments that were to rise from that adventurous commerce between east and west. The successive maps of India with their frontier changes mark the gradual advance of an old world toward the new one knit by powerful mutual ties to the Isle of Britain; and recently we have seen what it is to be hoped will open a greater era for those regions, marked by a return to the old captial of Delhi, and a resuming of ancient rites which first gained their symbolism in those lands. But Asia, as Japan has taught us and as China will undoubtedly teach us again, has her own destiny to bear out, apart from our European interests and politics; and it is in that aspect we need to study her on the lines laid down and made clear and positive in this volume. It is not the military records, the charts of mutinies and battle-fields, interesting as they are, which are alone important; but those showing the conditions, physical and climatic, of the country; the dispersion of the tongues, the sites of the old religions, the wealth and tillage of the earth with its fruits, grain and minerals, its rice fields and tea plantations; the prevalance of rain, sun and trade-winds; and the course of the sea-roads that affect its human and industrial life...In this Asian Atlas, of small dimensions as it requires to be to fit its pocket, Irkutsk in the north, 'far Mandalay', the details of the East and West Indies, the route of Marco Polo, coasts like the Carnatic, towns like Lucknow and Cawnpore, Lhasa, 'the Forbidden City' of Tibet, and Matsuye, the old capital of Idzumo, which Lafcadio Hearn describes, all have their record." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinages of Asia from the Earliest Times to the Present Day" by J. Allan, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Asia having an Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, small are of minor color loss on top of text block, very light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, small dplit in paper of front inside hinge, browning to pages 110/111 due to laid in newspaper clipping, slight browning to free endpapers - tiny foxing mark on front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at botom of spine, very tiny white mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Barthorp, Michael. WAR ON THE NILE: BRITAIN, EGYPT AND THE SUDAN, 1882-1898.
Blandford, Poole, 1984. 
190 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0713718587 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "Britain's continual military involvement in Egypt and the Sudan to protect British 'interest' and the Suez Canal is a compelling story o f gruelling desert campaigns led by such famous Victorian generals as Wolseley, Gordon and Kitchener against the charismatic Mahdi and the Khalifa." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease a t t o p o f rear cover, minor edge wear, very light rubbing, two small soft corner creases. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL MARINES, 1664 TO THE PRESENT., Brooks, Richard.
5 Brooks, Richard. THE ROYAL MARINES, 1664 TO THE PRESENT.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, (2002), Ist U.S. edition. 
340 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "A unique corps, recruited as soldiers but trained to serve at sea, the Royal Marines are the recognized experts in amphibious warfare, possessors of an invaluable combination of military an d naval skills...This absorbing book, the only one-volume history of 350 years of the Marines, is published in the bicentennial year of the service receiving the distinction 'Royal'. It tells their story from its origins in the era of Kin g C h a r l e s II, drawing extensively on the largely unpublished records held in the Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth..." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. F/NF 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
6 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
7 Canning, Victor. TWIST OF THE KNIFE. BERKLEY BOOKS 377.
Berkley, New York, c1955. 
125 pp, mass market paperback. "Howard Smith was still smuggling drugs when he first met the young and voluptous Italian gir, Reta. But he gave that up to search with her the underwater depths of the Red Sea for a strange treasure that lay buried deep on the bottom. Only the sinister Professor Maraccini stood between Smith's getting both the girl and what lay buried in the shark-infested waters...." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership ma rks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light browning on spine, waviness and faint creases on hinges/covers, small bump at bottom edge of front cover, minor rubbing and soiling. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF FRENCH MILITARY AVIATION., Christienne, Charles and Lissarague, Pierre.  Translated by Francis Kianka.
8 Christienne, Charles and Lissarague, Pierre. Translated by Francis Kianka. A HISTORY OF FRENCH MILITARY AVIATION.
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1986, first American edition. 
531 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 874743109 B&w photographs, graphs, etc., colour plates. "(T)he first book to cover the entire history of military aviation in France. The authors spent several years examining the public a rchives of the Musee de l'Air, the Service Historique de l'Armee de l'Air, and the French National Assembly, among others. The result is a complete overview of French military aviation from the Fleurus balloon of 1794 to the modern Mirage 2000 j e t fighter. Focusing on the main points of each topic, (they) serve a wide general audience while at the same time providing accurate and essential points of departure for many avenues of research. Included among the numerous subject areas cov er ed a r e the use of dirigibles in World War I, the Free French Air Forces of World War II, the French Air Forces in Indochina, and French air power in the nuclear age. Such special topics as women in the French Air Force, Free French pilots in the RA F, fl ying aces, strategic bombing, and airplane purchases from the United States are treated in chapters following the chronological history. Published in English for the first time, (it) is profusely illustrated with twelve color and more tha n 40 0 b lac k and white plates. Military and aviation historians as well as buffs will welcome this handsome addition to any aviation library." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, 2" closed tear (taped) at b ottom of fron t hinge. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE ENEMY IS LISTENING.  THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE., Clayton, Aileen.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.
9 Clayton, Aileen. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier. THE ENEMY IS LISTENING. THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE.
Crecy 1993 0947554289 / 9780947554286 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
381 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "The story is told by Aileen Clayton who was selected to work with the Y-Service, the branch of the RAF responsible for the interception of enemy communications, at the beginning of the war. Known at the time as 'Mike' Morris, she was the first WAAF to be commissioned as an intelligence officer and was the first to be awarded the MBE for her service in this field. Her account of the development of the Y-Service and its activities in the Battle of Britain, in the Western Desert, the Middle East and the Mediterranean is a major contribution to our knowledge of the intelligence aspects of the Second World War. It is also the dramatic and frequently moving story of a very young woman doing often dangerous and increasingly complex work in what was then very much a man's world, and of a body of talented, devoted and courageous men and women whose work frequently took them into front line conditions, whether they were suffering aerial bombardment on the South Coast of England, or advancing with the tanks in the Western Desert, or taking part in the landings at Salerno and Anzio. Because of the secrecy in which their work was shrouded during the war and for years afterwards their contribution to the Allied war effort has gone largely unrecognised. (This) is finally and above all a tribute by a remarkable woman to a tenacious and gifted band of men and women." A line of very small creases on front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on rear flap, rubbing on panels, three timy edge tears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
10 Davies, Russell. (Ronald Searle.) RONALD SEARLE: A BIOGRAPHY.
London Sinclair-Stevenson 1990 1856190048 / 9781856190046 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ronald Searle. 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and reproductions. "Born in 1920 in Cambridge, (Ronald Searle) became a regular contributor to the Cambridge Daily News in 1935, financed his own night-school studies in drawing and won an art-school scholarship. The war shattered the university-town idyll. In 1942 Searle was captured by the Japanese at Singapore and later put to work on the terrible 'Death Railway' from Siam to Burma. His remarkable eye-witness drawings, achieved with very scant materials, constitute a uniquely important documentary record of the horrors of those times. The post-war years found him in London. As creator of St Trinian's and delineator of Nigel Molesworth, he was a feted London celebrity in the Fifties. His tremendous appetite for work did not, however, save him from involvement in some peculiar situations. Searle's participation in the 1956 Suez Affair,detailed here for the first time, is one of the book's many surprises. In 1961, (he) abandoned the life he had built, moved to France and started again. Living with his second wife in a remote village in Haute-Provence, he has continued to delight and disturb the world with a stream of images that mocks with the best intentions: to make people laugh, and to entice them, through their laughter, to share his own critical vision of the world. Ronald Searle allowed Russell Davies special access to his archive, and has approved the selection of his work that helps to tell his story." 1" split in cloth at bottom of front hinge, very small bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
"THE GREAT DOMINION": WINSTON CHURCHILL IN CANADA 1900-1954, Dilks, David.  With Richard Dilks.  Lady Soames, Foreword
11 Dilks, David. With Richard Dilks. Lady Soames, Foreword "THE GREAT DOMINION": WINSTON CHURCHILL IN CANADA 1900-1954
Toronto Thomas Allen 2005 0887621627 / 9780887621628 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
472 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(Churchill) visited Canada nine times over the first half of the twentieth century, travelled from coast to coast, and understood the country and its leaders - and people - in a way that few writers have appreciated. In (this book), Dilks has selected excerpts from newspapers, speeches, letters and diaries to bring to life every one of those visits, giving preference wherever possible to Churchill's own voice - and what a voice it was. This is a book for anyone interested in Canada's history or fascinated by the phenomenon that was Winston Churchill." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has several areas of light edge wrinkling, several line indentations on front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ELUSIVE VICTORY.  THE ARAB-ISRAELI WARS:  1947-1974., Dupuy, Trevor N.
12 Dupuy, Trevor N. ELUSIVE VICTORY. THE ARAB-ISRAELI WARS: 1947-1974.
Military Book Club, Garden City, New York, 2002. 
669 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0965442802 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "....the author draws on both Israeli and Arab accounts and his own formidable experience as a military historian to produce a richly doc umented, authoritative, and impartial history of the war-torn Middle East. Beginning with the First Arab-Israeli War (1947-1949), Dupuy also covers the Sinai-Suez War in 1956, the Six Day War in 1967, the War of Attrition from 1967 to 1970 , a n d c o n cludes with the Yom Kippur War. Throughout, Dupuy provides information on long-term and immediate causes, information on military strength and sizes, details of strategy and tactics, geographical information, as well as the broader, i n te rn at i on al i nfluences and consequences. Included are many illustrations, tables, maps, a bibliography, and an index." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 65.  DECEMBER 1986.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Phil Chinnery, John Foreman, Christopher Shores, Colin Dodds, Bill Overton, Eric Page.)
13 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Phil Chinnery, John Foreman, Christopher Shores, Colin Dodds, Bill Overton, Eric Page.) FLYPAST. NO. 65. DECEMBER 1986. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1986. 
70 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Pin-ups at War (Confederate Air Force's collection of nose-art); The Aces (Spitfires); Pilot's View (DH Leopard Mo th rated against present day Cessna 172); Spectres from the Lost Bombers (extract from 'Ghost Stations'); Operation Musketeer (invasion of Suez Canal Zone); Antarctic Moth; Air Stores Park; Dear Mr Foreman; Reno (National Air Races - Sea F u r y c l e a n sweep); Preservation News (MiGs); Aviation Archaeology (Wessex meets Wellington); Collectair (ashtrays and insignia); Register Review (civilian Gannet); Airfield Archaelogy (Pulhams 'Pigs'), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no p re vi o us o wn er sh i p marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, small ghost sticker mark on front cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Farwell, Byron. THE GURKHAS.
W.W. Norton, New York, 1990. 
317 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 039330714X B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "The Gurkha regiments in the British Army are, quite simply, the finest infantrymen in the world. Recruited in the kingdom of Nepal since the early ninetee nth century, these short, wiry hillmen have served the kings and queens of Britain with such loyalty, tenacity, and incredible bravery that often the sound of their battle cry 'Ayo Gurkhali!' (roughly translated as 'Here come the Gurkhas!') h a s c a u s ed enemy soldiers to flee. The Gurkhas fought beside the British in the Indian Mutiny, in France and Mesopotamia during World War I, and in every theater during World War II. They have fought as well in countless small wars - 'the sav ag e w ar s of p eace' - including the Northwestern Frontier of India, Malaya, Borneo, and most recently the Falkland Islands. Their courage is legendary. Since 1911, when they first became eligible, thirteen Gurkhas have been awarded the Victori a C ro ss , a n unm atc hed record. This book will tell who the Gurkhas are and where they come from. It will describe their manners, customs, and character, and their history as soldiers, with special attention to their unique skills and remarkab le v alo r." In te rior - c lean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Fetherling, George. RUNNING AWAY TO SEA: ROUND THE WORLD ON A TRAMP FREIGHTER.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2009, first edition. 
236 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550028539 "At a turning point in his life, George Fetherling embarked on an adventure to sail round the wrold on one of the last of the tramp freighters. The four-month voyage carried him 30,000 nautical mil es from Europe via the Panama Canal to the South Pacific and back by way of Singapore, Indonesia, the Indian Ocean, and Suez. Written with dash, colour, and droll humour, (his) narrative is peopled by a rich cast of characters, from the Forei g n L e g ionnaires of French Polnesia to the 'raskol' gangs of Papua New Guinea. The author captures the reality of life aboard a working cargo ship - the boredom, the seclusion, the differences of nationality and culture that isolation and cramp ed q u ar te rs seem to exaggerate. But the routine of loneliness or tranquility is punctuated by moments of near-panic - shipboard fires, furniture-smashing storms, even a brush with pirates in the Straits of Malacca." Interior - clean and tigh t w ith n o p rev iou s ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
16 Fowler, William. Colour plates by Paul Hannon. Series editor, Martin Windrow. THE ROYAL MARINES 1956-84. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 156.
(Osprey, London, 1995), reprint. 
40 pp + 8 pp of plates, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos, tables, maps, 8 pages of uniform studies in full-color. Contents: Introduction; Suez, 1956; Cyprus, Aden and the Persian Gulf; Confrontation in the Far East; Evolution and Innovation; Ulster since 1969; Training and Exercises; Combat and Logistic Support; The Falklands. Interior - faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light yellowing to edges, very light soiling on bottom of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
17 Gray, Edward. MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL. SUTTON'S PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF TRANSPORT SERIES.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Sutton 1997 0750914599 / 9780750914598 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
126 pp, 9 9/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The building of the Manchester Ship Canal was hailed as the greatest engineering achievement of Victorian times. The dissatisfaction of Manchester merchants with high railway rates and excessive port dues charged on imports and exports passing through Liverpool led to a movement to excavate a waterway as wide and as deep as the Suez Canal, so that ocean-going steamships would be able to load and discharge in the heartland of the south-east Lancashire industrial area. The opening of the canal in 1894 dramatically reduced transport costs for industrialists and transformed an inland city into a major port. This history of its construction and operation is divided into themes. A selection of over 200 photographs covers the whole 36-mile length of the canal, from the Mersey Estuary, through Ellesmere Port and Runcorn, to the terminal docks in Salford. Included are sections on the construction period 1887-94, the early operating practices, major shipping companies, tug-boats, canal railways, special features, and the centenary. The vast majority of illustrations are previously unpublished photographs, many from official sources, charting the progress and development of the canal since its inception. The final chapter bring the story up to date with current plans as the canal moves into its second century of operation. This book will be of interest to local historians, industrial archaeologists, waterway enthusiasts, and ship-lovers everywhere." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to book, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
18 Gruchy, F.A.L., de, Major. WAR DIARY: AN OVERALL WAR PICTURE, 1939-1945.
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1949, first edition. 
187 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Preamble and Commentary; Opening Moves and Commentary; The Failure of the Continental Offensive: Britain Alone; Battle of Britain; Altantic Battle and Commentary; The British Empire on th e Defensive; Battle of Suez Continues; 1942-1943: Turning Point of the War; 1943 to D Day, 6th June, 1944; Victory in Europe. Concentric Attack on the Japanese Keep; Victory in the East; Post-War Diary of Some Events and Commentary. "In t h i s b o o k ( the author emphasizes) the vital importance of the part played by British Empire Forces. They won every key battle or the key part of every battle, operating as so often in history, on the vital hinge or pivot flank. This Diary a nd c om m en ta ry g i ve s an overall picture of the titanic struggle." Scattered tiny foxing marks on endpapers, one page with a dog-ear crease, browning to edges of textblock, moderate edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very sl igh t f adi ng on re ar hin ge cl oth. Dust jacket is price clipped, has darkening to spine, edges and flap-folds, light to moderate soiling, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on inside, several small chips and tears, two small dints on rear pan el. VG- /Fai r 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PARA!  FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT., Harclerode, Peter.  Foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray.
19 Harclerode, Peter. Foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray. PARA! FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT.
Brockhampton, London, 1999. 
415 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1860199127 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The catalyst for the formation of British airborne forces came with the spectacular display of the capabilities of airborne assault by the German forces in the blitzkrieg against the west in 1940. Impressed by the daring and courage of the fallschirmjager, Churchill sought to create a similar arm for the British Army. Initially airborne operations were carried out by volunteers from all regiments and corps. While Britain was on the defensive, the newly formed parachute units took part in two airborne raids, carrying the war to the enemy in Italy and France. Of these, the most famous is the raid on Bruneval in 1942, duri ng which German rad ar technology was captured. By the time the Allies were ready to invade 'Fortress Europe' in 1944, The Parachute Regiment, which had been formed in 1942, comprised a large number of well equipped and highly trained battali o n s . Those of the 6th Air borne Division were given the task of holding the vital left flank of the Normandy invasion beaches to block German reinforcements and ensure swift Allied breakout over the strategically vital bridges. The Regiment's m os t fa mo u s hour was again an e xcellent example of the nature of the warfare it had been conceived to conduct: the ill-fated combined airborne/ground assault in Holland in September 1944 depended entirely on a surprise airborne assault to open a c or rid or in t o Germany along which the British Second Army was to pour into the heart of Hitler's Reich. Although the plan failed, it firmly established The Parachute Regiment as an elite force: tough, well-trained and capable of undertaking haza rdo us o per ati on s deep in enemy territ ory. This tradition is no less true now, fifty years on, with the post-war period having seen many further stirring examples of the Regiment's skill and valour throughout the world: from Suez and the jungl es o f Mal aya to t he mountains of the Radfan , the Falkland Islands and duties in Northern Ireland." Minor rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at bottom of spine a few very light areas elsewhere, very light rubb ing. Very Good +/V ery Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND:  THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND., Hewer, Howard.  Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald.  Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon.
20 Hewer, Howard. Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald. Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon. IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND: THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND.
Stoddart, Toronto, 2000. 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077373273X B&w photographs, maps. "In 1940, 19-year-old Howard Hewer dreamed of being the next Billy Bishop, of piloting Spitfires or Hurricanes over Europe. His dream was shattered when he was selected instead for a career as a wireless operator. But his thirst for adventure would certainly be satisfied. He was not to be a pilot, but he would play a vital role in air operations in World War II over Europe and the Mediterrane an. Hewer's life in Bomber Command was never dull, and almost always bittersweet. During training, he fell out of a Fairey Battle, and held on by only one foot high over Lake Erie. In London, he survived a run-in with the infamous 'Piccad i l l y C o m mandos', then dug for victims of an air raid in the rubble of a dance hall. But Hewer found life in the belly of Wellington, or 'Wimpy', bombers the most hazardous of all. He and his crew of 218 and 148 Squadrons flew important nigh t op er at i on s ov er Germany and North Africa, dropping their deadly payloads while dodging enemy flak. All the while, Hewer was busy at the radio controls identifying his Wimpy's position and detecting false codes from Axis operators, who were al way s o n t he pr ow l t o lure unsuspecting Allied bombers into landing on enemy airfields. On perhaps his bravest mission of the war, as a driver for the RAF in North Africa, Hewer drove deep behind enemy lines, where he exchanged fire with I tal ian troo ps. An othe r t ime, in Suez, he became bored while on medical leave, and joined on as a wireless operator on another operation. Soon after takeoff, the plane took flak and crash landed on the desert floor. Hewer was trapped, his le gs c rush ed ag ains t hi s rad io, the e ngines of the plane threatening to explode. At times comical, at others tragic, Howard Hewer's stirring story will leave a lasting imprint on the memory of its readers." Dust jacket has minor rubbing. Nea r Fin e/Nea r Fine 
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