Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Search

 - 42 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

 
REGIMENT: THE MILITARY HERITAGE COLLECTION.  ISSUE FORTY NINE: THE QUEEN'S LANCASHIRE REGIMENT.  PART II: 1881-2000., Asquith, Stuart, editor.
1 Asquith, Stuart, editor. REGIMENT: THE MILITARY HERITAGE COLLECTION. ISSUE FORTY NINE: THE QUEEN'S LANCASHIRE REGIMENT. PART II: 1881-2000.
Swanley Nexus 2000 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H - magazine format. September/October 2000. "An Invaluable Source for Historians, Hobbyists and Model Makers." Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies. Contents: Soldiers of the Queen 1881-1902; The Great War Period 1903-1918; Between the Wars 1919-1939; The Second World War 1939-1945; The Post War Year 1946-1969; The Regiment Since 1970; The Volunteers and Territorial Army; Cadets; The Regimental Chapels; The Regimental Association; The Regimental Collection. Interior - minor browning to page edges, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear on spine - minor edge wear on covers, faint soft fold down center of magazine, small bump to top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
2 Asquith, Stuart, editor. REGIMENT: THE MILITARY HERITAGE COLLECTION. ISSUE THIRTY TWO: THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND (PRINCESS LOUISE'S) 1881-1998. PART 2.
Swanley Nexus 1998 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H - magazine format. September/October 1998. "An invaluable source for historians, hobbyists and model makers." Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, reproductions, uniform studies. Contents: Service Following the 1881 Amalgamation; India After 1881; The Boer War; The Great War; Between the Wars; The Second World War; The Regiment Since WW2; The Volunteer and Territorial Battalions; The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Battalion Army Cadet Force; The Regimental Museum. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear on covers and spine, a few small minor wrinkles on covers, very soft small crease at top corner of covers - migrates slightly into adjacent pages, small bump/wrinkle at bottom edge of rear cover, light browning to edges of pages. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
3 Asquith, Stuart, editor. Foreword by Brigadier A.J. MacG. Percival. REGIMENT: THE MILITARY HERITAGE COLLECTION. ISSUE SIXTEEN: THE 22ND (CHESHIRE) REGIMENT 1689-1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H - magazine format. October/November 1996. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies. "An invaluable source for historians, hobbyists and model makers." Contents: The Regiment Today; The 17th and 18th Centuries; The 19th Century; Queen Victoria's Wars; The Great War 1914-1918; Between the Wars; The Second World War; The Post War Years 1945-96; The Volunteer and Territorial Battalions; The Cheshire Military Museum. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear on spine, light browning to edges of pages. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
REGIMENT: THE MILITARY HERITAGE COLLECTION.  ISSUE SIXTEEN: THE 22ND (CHESHIRE) REGIMENT 1689-1996., Asquith, Stuart, editor.  Foreword by Brigadier A.J. MacG. Percival.
4 Asquith, Stuart, editor. Foreword by Brigadier A.J. MacG. Percival. REGIMENT: THE MILITARY HERITAGE COLLECTION. ISSUE SIXTEEN: THE 22ND (CHESHIRE) REGIMENT 1689-1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H - magazine format. October/November 1996. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies. "An invaluable source for historians, hobbyists and model makers." Contents: The Regiment Today; The 17th and 18th Centuries; The 19th Century; Queen Victoria's Wars; The Great War 1914-1918; Between the Wars; The Second World War; The Post War Years 1945-96; The Volunteer and Territorial Battalions; The Cheshire Military Museum. Interior - small soft bump at top corner of pages, light wrinkles at fore-edge of first two pages, otherwise clean and tight with other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft bump at top corner, minor wear on spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
5 Asquith, Stuart, editor. Foreword by Colonel R.J. Sandy. REGIMENT: THE MILITARY HERITAGE COLLECTION. ISSUE THIRTEEN: THE CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS 1066-1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
66 pp, 11 1/2" H - magazine format. April/May 1996. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies. "An invaluable source for historians, hobbyists and model makers." Contents: A Brief History of the Corps 1066-1996; Uniforms of the Corps 1772-1996; Military Engineering; The RE Band; Volunteer and Territorial Army Units; The Corps Museum and Library. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine, minor edge wear on covers, light browning to edges of pages. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
6 Asquith, Stuart, editor. Foreword by Lieutenant Colonels P.J. Mercer & M.W. Fielding. REGIMENT: THE MILITARY HERITAGE COLLECTION. ISSUE FOURTEEN: THE WORCESTERSHIRE AND SHERWOOD FORESTERS REGIMENT 1694-1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
66 pp, 11 11/16" H - magazine format. June/July 1996 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies. "An invaluable source for historians, hobbyists and model makers." Contents: The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment 1970-1996; 29th Foot 1694-1881; 36th Foot 1701-1881; 45th Foot 1741-1881; 95th (The Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot 1823-1881; The Worcestershire Regiment 1881-1970; The Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters) 1881-1902 - The Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters) 1902-1920 - The Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham and Derbyshire Regiment) 1920-1970; The Volunteers and Territorial Army 1859-1996 - 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment; The Regimental Museums. Interior - small soft crease at top corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear on spine, minor edge wear on covers, light browning to edges of pages, faint rub mark at top corner of front cover . 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON.  IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI., Barnes, R. Money, Major.
7 Barnes, R. Money, Major. THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON. IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI.
London Seeley, Service 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, color plates. "(N)ot only a military history of every regiment which was first formed in London, but also describes the uniforms they wore and the various changes and modifications introduced from time to time during more than three hundred years of service. The story of these many regiments is of absorbing interest, whether it is about volunteers, territorials or regular troops, and is enhanced by sixty-six full page illustrations in line in the text, eight in sepia, and twelve superb plates in full colour. There is also an exhaustive index to the many regiments, the date of their formation, colour of their uniforms, and many other details, such as how they got their names, and nicknames. During their long history many famous British regiments whose names are always associated with London have had a continuous and unbroken military record dating from the time of Charles I to the present day, and the story of the part they have played in campaigns all over the world are our British heritage. In studying this lucid and accurate history of regiments which were first formed in London, we can appreciate the important role they have always filled in the pageantry of state occasions and ceremonial parades in which the Guards, Household Cavalry, and the Yeomen of the Guard are part of the London scene." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, slight small bump to top corner of pages 197 to 314. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, rubbing and soiling; very light browning on inside. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON.  IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI., Barnes, R. Money, Major.
8 Barnes, R. Money, Major. THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON. IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI.
London Seeley, Service 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, color plates. "(N)ot only a military history of every regiment which was first formed in London, but also describes the uniforms they wore and the various changes and modifications introduced from time to time during more than three hundred years of service. The story of these many regiments is of absorbing interest, whether it is about volunteers, territorials or regular troops, and is enhanced by sixty-six full page illustrations in line in the text, eight in sepia, and twelve superb plates in full colour. There is also an exhaustive index to the many regiments, the date of their formation, colour of their uniforms, and many other details, such as how they got their names, and nicknames. During their long history many famous British regiments whose names are always associated with London have had a continuous and unbroken military record dating from the time of Charles I to the present day, and the story of the part they have played in campaigns all over the world are our British heritage. In studying this lucid and accurate history of regiments which were first formed in London, we can appreciate the important role they have always filled in the pageantry of state occasions and ceremonial parades in which the Guards, Household Cavalry, and the Yeomen of the Guard are part of the London scene." One color plate has tiny corner crease, minor rubbing to boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - moderate with creases at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate rubbing, light edge wrinkling, a few very small edge tears and tiny chips. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CRATER TO THE CREGGAN:  A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT 1964-1974., Barthorp, Michael.
9 Barthorp, Michael. CRATER TO THE CREGGAN: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT 1964-1974.
Leo Cooper, London, 1976, first edition. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 085052229 Color frontispiece, b&w photographs, maps, 'family tree'. "In the early 1960s a new concept for the organisation of the Infantry was devised - the voluntary formation of Large Regiments. This is the story of the first: the Royal Anglian Regiment, with four regular battalions, formed from the seven county regiments of East Anglia and the East Midlands. These regiments, each with long and highly individual histories and tradition s , m a d e a decision to unite, a step which required goodwill, tolerance, trust and determination to made the union succeed. In some quarters, the Large Regiment concept was a nail in the coffin of the treasured regimental system; to others, i t wa s a m ea ns of retaining the essential features of that system while withstanding the stresses of change in the Army as a whole. The Royal Anglians have had ten years in which to test their experiment, years of futher reductions in the Arm y, of t rai nin g a s a i rpo r table and mechanized infantry, keeping the peace in distant garrisons, as United Nations troops, and above all the years of bullet and bomb in Aden and Ulster. This book describes how the dangers and difficulties o f t hose ye ars have wel ded to geth er a new regiment of modern infantry, highly trained and professional yet still conscious of inherited traditions. Chiefly, it is a picture of the contemporary British infantryman, disciplined and brave in ac tion , pat ient and chee rful in a dve rsity , a new breed in many ways but with all the best qualities of his forefathers and, in a confused world, a figure of hope and reassurance." Very faint cigarette odor, small soft bump to top corner of p ages, light wear at t op of front hing e/sp ine, l ight rubbing, fore-edge of front cover is lightly faded, minor soiling to bottom of textblock, very light browning to edges of textblock, tiny speck on top of textblock, very faint crease and s light fading on spi ne. V ery Go od- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Bloch, Marc. Translated from the French by L.A. Manyon. Preface by Jacques Le Goff. FEUDAL SOCIETY.
London Folio Society 2012 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
624 pp, 10" H. Black cloth, blocked with a gilt design by Adam McCaulay, red endpapers, colour plates & frontispiece. Red slipcase. Chapter headings: Moslems and Hungarians; The Northmen; Some Consequences and Some Lessons of the Invasions; Material Conditions and Economic Characteristics; Modes of Feeling and Thought; The Folk Memory; The Intellectual Renaissance in the Second Feudal Age; The Foundations of Law; The Solidarity of the Kindred Group; Character and Vicissitudes of the Tie of Kinship; Vassal Homage; The Fief; General Survey of Europe; The Fief Becomes the Patrimony of the Vassal; The Man of Several Masters; Vassal and Lord; The Paradox of Vassalage; The Manor; Servitude and Freedom; Towards New Forms of Manorialsim; The Nobles as a De Facto Class; The Life of the Nobility; Chivalry; Transformation of the Nobility into a Legal Class; Class Distinctions Within the Nobility; Clergy and Burgesses; Judicial Institutions; The Traditional Powers: Kingdoms and Empires; From Territorial Principalities to Castellanies; Disorder and the Efforts to Combat It; Towards the Reconstruction of States: National Developments; Feudalism as a Part of Society; The Persistence of European Feudalism. Small slight bump to bottom edge of front board. Slipcase has a small bump on one bottom side edge, a tiny bump on one front side edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE:  THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND., Borawski, John.
11 Borawski, John. SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE: THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND.
London Brassey's (UK) 1992 1857530403 / 9781857530407 First English Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
235 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "While the 'traditional' threat of East-West military confrontation appears much reduced, events in Yugoslavia have removed any complacency about the stability of the new Europe unfolding around us. New threats - territorial quarrels, nationalism, and the demise of the Soviet Union as a unitary state - require a radically new approach to European security. The creation of an effective security system will be highly dependent on the trust and co-operation between the former Warsaw Treaty Organisation countries and their new-found NATO allies. As their title suggests, the Vienna Negotiations on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures aimed to do exactly this, by fostering greater openness about military organisation and activity. John Borawski's history of the negotiations provides a detailed analysis of the issues involved, indicating the likely direction of future talks following the watershed March-July 1992 CSCE follow-up meeting in Helsinki, and highlighting their extreme relevance to the problems confronting European policy-makers today. As they continue to seek an alternative to the limited, hardware-based negotiations of the past, 'Security for a New Europe' grows in importance as a source of ideas for problems old and new." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE:  THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND., Borawski, John.
12 Borawski, John. SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE: THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND.
London Brassey's (UK) 1992 1857530403 / 9781857530407 First English Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
235 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "While the 'traditional' threat of East-West military confrontation appears much reduced, events in Yugoslavia have removed any complacency about the stability of the new Europe unfolding around us. New threats - territorial quarrels, nationalism, and the demise of the Soviet Union as a unitary state - require a radically new approach to European security. The creation of an effective security system will be highly dependent on the trust and co-operation between the former Warsaw Treaty Organisation countries and their new-found NATO allies. As their title suggests, the Vienna Negotiations on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures aimed to do exactly this, by fostering greater openness about military organisation and activity. John Borawski's history of the negotiations provides a detailed analysis of the issues involved, indicating the likely direction of future talks following the watershed March-July 1992 CSCE follow-up meeting in Helsinki, and highlighting their extreme relevance to the problems confronting European policy-makers today. As they continue to seek an alternative to the limited, hardware-based negotiations of the past, 'Security for a New Europe' grows in importance as a source of ideas for problems old and new." Minor cocking to book. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of front flap, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WORLD WAR II ALLIED WOMEN'S SERVICES.  OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 357., Brayley, Martin.  Illustrated by Ramiro Bujeiro.  Series editor, Martin Windrow.
13 Brayley, Martin. Illustrated by Ramiro Bujeiro. Series editor, Martin Windrow. WORLD WAR II ALLIED WOMEN'S SERVICES. OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 357.
(Osprey, Oxford, 2001), Ist edition. 
48 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions, 8 pages of uniform studies in full-color. Contents: Introduction; Great Britain; United States; Canada; Australia; South Africa; India; New Zealand; Burma; Soviet Union; Foreign Volunteers. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY.  VOL. LXII, No. 4.  JANUARY, 1936., Capt. N. Skentebery; Maj.-Gen. Sir John Headlam, Major C.G.D. Thrupp, Lt.-Col. R.A.E. Voysey, Lt.-Col. C.O. Head, Maj.-Gen. Sir Richard Bannatine-Allason, Lt.-Col. O.F.G. Hogg, Major J.H. Leslie, et al.
14 Capt. N. Skentebery; Maj.-Gen. Sir John Headlam, Major C.G.D. Thrupp, Lt.-Col. R.A.E. Voysey, Lt.-Col. C.O. Head, Maj.-Gen. Sir Richard Bannatine-Allason, Lt.-Col. O.F.G. Hogg, Major J.H. Leslie, et al. THE JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY. VOL. LXII, No. 4. JANUARY, 1936.
Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich, 1936. 
i-xvi, 403-521 pp, + ads, large 8vo 9 3/4" H, soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions, map. Among the articles in this issue: The Indian Regiment of Artillery; Marching Through Sinai; A Week with the Royal Indian Navy; "Tanks without Tears"; The Future of the Territorial Army; Our Neglect of Wellington; Campaigning in Java - 1812; Meandering in Morocco; Leaves from an African Diary - An Elephant Hunt, etc. Interior - folding map laid in opposite page 482. Exterior - faint stamp on front cover, slight curling to corners, light soiling to edges of text block, tape repair at top of front hinge, small tear and light wear at bottom of spine, top of spine bumped throughout book, crease to top corner of rear cover and approx. last 20 pages, book lightly cocked, minor edge wear - one tiny closed tear. Good reading copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GOMMECOURT.  BATTLEGROUND EUROPE SERIES - SOMME., Cave, Nigel.
15 Cave, Nigel. GOMMECOURT. BATTLEGROUND EUROPE SERIES - SOMME.
Leo Cooper, (Barnsley, 1998), Ist edition. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photos, maps, reproductions. "The village of Gommecourt was under German occupation in the summer of 1916 and an attack against its defences was planned as a diversary action to draw off men and equipment from the British and French 'Big Push'. The Germans had fortified the village and surrounding high ground extensively. On the Ist July the position was unsuccessfully assaulted by two Territorial divisons." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear and rubbing. NF 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
ATHENE, GODDESS OF WAR:  THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS - THEIR STORY., Conrod, W. Hugh.  Foreword by Colonel Margaret (Eaton) Dunn.
16 Conrod, W. Hugh. Foreword by Colonel Margaret (Eaton) Dunn. ATHENE, GODDESS OF WAR: THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS - THEIR STORY.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Writing and Editorial Services 1983 0969149204 / 9780969149200 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Mary Lamb. (Mary Lamb-Bobak.) 
397 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. "(This) is a history, but it's also a love story, an unexpected unveiling of the first days of women's liberation in Canada, and a retrospective look at how more than 21,000 Canadian women convinced a federal government, a reluctant Army and a doubting Canadian public that they not only had the right to serve their country in time of war, but could be of valuable assistance as well." Minor edge edge wear/winkling at bottom of spine, faint 1" scuff on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine; flap-folds and front hinge; two light scuff marks on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A SOLDIER'S HISTORY.  THE ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS (PRINCESS MARGARET'S OWN GLASGOW AND AYRSHIRE REGIMENT)., Dunbar, C.W., Major General, foreword.
17 Dunbar, C.W., Major General, foreword. A SOLDIER'S HISTORY. THE ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS (PRINCESS MARGARET'S OWN GLASGOW AND AYRSHIRE REGIMENT).
The Regiment / printed by Robert MacLehose, Glasgow, n.d. (c1973). 
72 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover in blue and clear plastic cover with gold lettering on front. Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies, regimental colours. Folded chart in rear pocket - "Family Tree of The Royal H ighland Fusiliers (Princess Margarets Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment)". Contents: Foreword; Battle Honours; The Regiment; Battles, Campaigns and Events; The Creation of the Regiment's Tradition; Badges, Insignia and Dress; The Colours, Regi m e n t a l F l ags and Pipe Banners; The Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve; Affiliated Regiments; Annexes: VCs of the Regiment; Association Football; Pipe Calls of the Regiment; The Royal Highland Fusiliers Regimental Hymn; Family Tree (in po ck et ). Ne ar Fi ne 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Gilbert, Martin. THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME: THE HEROISM AND HORROR OF WAR.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2006 0771035470 / 9780771035470 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(O)n 1 July 1916, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 733 of 801 men in the 1st Newfoundland Regiment were killed. From their starting position in a British support trench, the Newfoundlanders had to cross some 230 metres of fire-swept ground before they reached their own front line. In less than a half-hour, it was all over. The divisional commander wrote of the Newfoundland effort: 'It was a magnificent display of trained and disciplined valour, and its assault failed of success because dead men can advance no further.' Well might the Germans refer to the Battle of the Somme as das Blutbad - the bloodbath. From 1 July to 15 November 1916, a period of just 138 days, more than 310,000 soldiers from four great armies, the British, Canadian, French, and German, were killed. The German death toll on the Somme was larger than that of all the Allied forces combined. The heroism of the Dominion troops moved British prime minister David Lloyd George to write: 'The Canadians played a part of such distinction that thenceforth they were marked as storm troops. Coming into the line, they prepared for the worst.' After four and a half months of fighting, the Allied armies had not reached the line they set for themselves for the first day of battle. In this vivid, deeply researched account of one of history's most destructive battles, (the author) tracks (it) through the experiences of footsoldiers, generals, and everyone in between. Interwoven with photographs, journal entries, original maps, and documents from every stage and level of planning, (this book) is the most authoritative and affecting account of this bloody turning point in the Great War." Slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 1946-1959., Godfrey, F.A., Major.
19 Godfrey, F.A., Major. THE HISTORY OF THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 1946-1959.
Leo Cooper, London, (1988), Ist edition. 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "...covers the Regiment in action in Palestine, India, Malaya, Trieste and Cyprus, as well as when soldiering in Egypt, Greece, BAOR and at home. A complete chapter is de voted to the activities of the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Territorial battalions...Each chapter describes a tour of duty of one battalion in a particular posting and is divided into two parts: the first paints a general picture of the role o f t h e b a ttalion showing why it was there and what it was like to be there with some mention of events of note. The second part of the chapter contains a detailed chonological account of the experiences of the battalion...In Malaya the Regi m en t w on f or it se lf between 1949 and 1953 a reputation unequalled throughout the whole 12-year Emergency there by any other British battalion. While the chapter devoted to Malaya provides the core of the book the other chapters reveal a con ti nou s th rea d o f d e vot ion to duty and the author is not exaggerating when he speaks in his preafce of 'a quiet, grim determination in the face of extremely hostile conditions' to do a worthwhile job as being characteristic of the Suffolk Re gim ent un til the ver y en d. " M inor browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has small ghost sticker mark on inside of front flap, minor edge wrinkling. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
OUR LAURELS ARE GREEN.  A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BERKSHIRE AND WILTSHIRE REGIMENT., Grist, Robin.
20 Grist, Robin. OUR LAURELS ARE GREEN. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BERKSHIRE AND WILTSHIRE REGIMENT.
Forces & Corporate Publishing, Rushden, 1997, first edition. 
72 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN: 0952959712. B&w and color illustrations. Contents: The Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment; Origins; First Campaigns; Minorca; The America War of Independence; The Napoleonic Wars 1794-1 815; The Americas; Australia and New Zealand; China; India - Sikh Wars and the Indian Mutiny; The Crimea; Afghanistan; Cardwell Reforms and the Militia; Egypt and the Sudan; Africa and the Boer War; The Territorial Army; The Great War 1914 - 1 8 ; B e t w e en the Wars; The Second World War; Reductions in the Army; Korea; Kenya, South Arabia, Bahrain and Cyprus; The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire); The Wessex Volunteers; Peacekeeping; Northern Ireland; Po st sc ri pt . In te ri or - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner with slight migration into pages. VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
  1  2 3  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@CapricornBooks.ca
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie