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MACCHI MC 205 VELTRO., Di Terlizzi, Maurizio.  Illustrated by Mauro Ferri.
141 Di Terlizzi, Maurizio. Illustrated by Mauro Ferri. MACCHI MC 205 VELTRO.
Rome IBN 1997 8886815557 / 9788886815550 Soft Cover Very Good 
64 pp, 9 7/16" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, profiles, scale and other drawings. ***Bilingual text - Italian/English*** Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny soft corner crease, spine slightly twisted. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LANCASTER: RAF HEAVY BOMBER., Dick, Ron, Air Vice-Marshal.  Photographs by Dan Patterson.
142 Dick, Ron, Air Vice-Marshal. Photographs by Dan Patterson. LANCASTER: RAF HEAVY BOMBER.
Howell, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1996. 
66 pp, 12" H, soft cover. ISBN 1574270524 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "During the darkest days of World War II, as bombs fell on the home population of Great Britain and the firestorm that had raged across Europe was po ised to engulf the world, there were precious few ways for the Allies to strike back at their enemy. One of their most powerful weapons was the magnificent Avro Lancaster bomber, with its legendary Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, its enormous bomb b a y , and its steadily improving electronic countermeasures that enabled it to strike deep into the heart of Nazi Germany. With wonderfully detailed photographs of various crew positions, instrumentation, engines, and armament, along with archiv al W WI I photographs, you'll fly with the pilots and crew of this aviation classic." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wrinkling and rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
"THE GREAT DOMINION": WINSTON CHURCHILL IN CANADA 1900-1954, Dilks, David.  With Richard Dilks.  Lady Soames, Foreword
143 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
 
 
144 Dollinger, Hans. THE DECLINE AND FALL OF NAZI GERMANY AND IMPERIAL JAPAN: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OFTHE FINAL DAYS OF WORLD WAR II.
Bonanza, New York, (1967). 
432 pp., 4to., later printing, HC/DJ. A completely objective account in picture and prose of the deciding final days of World War II in Europe and the Pacific; together with first-hand accounts, messages, diary entries, letters and papes of world l eaders and eye-witnesses. Profusely illustrated with photos and maps. Top corner bumped. NF/NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
145 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.
146 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
 
 
147 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
 
 
NO HIGHER PURPOSE: THE OFFICIAL OPERATIONAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1943.  VOLUME II, PART 1., Douglas, W.A.B.; Sarty, Roger; Whitby, Michael; Caldwell, Robert H.; Johnston, William; Rawling, William G.P.
148 Douglas, W.A.B.; Sarty, Roger; Whitby, Michael; Caldwell, Robert H.; Johnston, William; Rawling, William G.P. NO HIGHER PURPOSE: THE OFFICIAL OPERATIONAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1943. VOLUME II, PART 1.
Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2002, first edition. 
664 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. ISBN 1551250616 B&w photographs, b&w and colour maps, colour plates. "In April 1943, the Royal Canadian Navy assumed responsibility for Canadian Northwest Atlantic Command, the only operational area to be run by a Canadian Commander-in-Chief during the Second World War. (This book) describes the RCN's long, challenging journey from the outbreak of the war in September 1939 to the momentous events of Spring 1943. Base d on extensive research in Canadian, British, American and German archives, (it) describes the mobilization of the naval service during the first half of the war, measures its response to the demanding, ever-changing strategic situations that con f r o nted the Allies, and analyses the service of our ships and sailors on the North Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean seas as well as the defence of Canadian waters. With the main focus on the Battle of the Atlantic, this important and well-ill us tr at ed history demonstrates how Canadian naval forces proved indispensable to victory in that most critical campaign of the Second World War." Minor wrinkle at top of spine; place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket ha s v ery light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE FLYING DUDDRIDGES OF HANLEY., Duddridge, Lew.
149 Duddridge, Lew. THE FLYING DUDDRIDGES OF HANLEY.
Trafford 2011 1426966539 / 9781426966538 Soft Cover Very Good - Signed by Author
303 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Promotional flyer glued to front free endpaper. Signed on front free endpaper (overlapping the flyer with the letter "B"): "Best / Regards / Lew Duddridge". "Lew Duddridge narrates the story of how he and his brother Len, from Hanley, Saskatchewan, served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. They were the only two of the thirteen young men from this small town who would live to tell their story. This memoir relays the Duddridges' many flight experiences, such as making their first solo flights in a Spitfire aircraft and crash landing a burning Spitfire after a German FW 190 damaged the engine and propeller. Interwoven with tales about their farm upbringing and their personal lives (it) brings World War II to life from the perspective of two brothers who became men while experiencing the terrors and tragedy of WWII." Interior - bump to top corner of all pages, otherwise clean and tght with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - soft bump to top corner of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE AIRPOWER HISTORIAN.  VOLUME IX.  NUMBERS 1-4.  (JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER 1962)., Dugan, James; Stewart, Carroll; Rust, Kenn C.; Downs, Eldon W., Lt. Colonel; Dryden, Hugh L.; Seawell, William T., Brig. Gen.; Cook, Kelly F., Captain; Guilmartin, John F.; Crabbe, William M., Capt.; LeMay, Curtis E., General et al.
150 Dugan, James; Stewart, Carroll; Rust, Kenn C.; Downs, Eldon W., Lt. Colonel; Dryden, Hugh L.; Seawell, William T., Brig. Gen.; Cook, Kelly F., Captain; Guilmartin, John F.; Crabbe, William M., Capt.; LeMay, Curtis E., General et al. THE AIRPOWER HISTORIAN. VOLUME IX. NUMBERS 1-4. (JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER 1962).
Montgomery, Alabama Air Force Historical Foundation 1960 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
The 4 quarterly issues of 'The Airpower Historian' for 1962, 9" H, consecutively paged from 1 - 260. B&w photographs, maps, etc. Articles include: Ploesti: German Defenses and Allied Intelligence; Fourth but First: History of the Fourth Fighter Wing; Army and the Airmail - 1934; The National Significance of the Augmented Program of Space Exploration; The Maxim Gorky: Soviet Colossus; Aspects of Airpower in the Spanish Civil War; The Army Airmail Pilots Report!; Huk Hunting in the Philippines, 1946-1953; The Monroe Leaflet Bomb; Target - Hiroshima; The Economics of Strategic Bombing in WWII; Notes on Velvet, General Adler's Mission to Moscow, 1942; A History of the 148th Aero Squadron; Jet Aircraft of World War II; The Birth of Italian Aviation - The Libyan War; A Tribute to Dutch Kindelberger: The Mustang - A Great Warhorse; "Aces and Hawks" History of The First Fighter Wing, Part One, 1918-1939; The Space Dichotomy; Aviation on Anacostia Flats; "Lighting Lancers" Combat Highlights of the 68th Squadron in Korea; Command of Space, etc. Interiors - number 1 & 2 have a small soft bump to top corner of pages, number 2 has a small bump at bottom of gutters, otherwise all volumes are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - small soft bump at top corner of numbers 1 & 2, small bump to bottom of spine of number 2, all volumes have light wear at top/bottom of spines and some minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
TEST PILOT., Duke, Neville.  In collaboration with Alan W. Mitchell.
151 Duke, Neville. In collaboration with Alan W. Mitchell. TEST PILOT.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817631 / 9780948817632 New Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
195 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). First published in 1953, "(T)his new edition has an additional chapter covering Neville Duke's flying life from that date, and also has appendices and index, not included in the earlier book, together with a completely new selection of photographs." "The name of Neville Duke is well-known in aviation circles, not only as a successful wartime fighter pilot, but also as a peacetime test pilot with the Hawker Aviation Company. Joining the RAF at the beginning of the war, he found himself as a young fighter pilot with the crack 93 Squadron at RAF Biggin Hill, in 1941. Towards the end of the war he became an RAF test pilot and later a member of the RAF's High Speed Flight. This was the start of a successful career as a test pilot after leaving the Service in 1948, having been awarded the AFC. Working for Hawkers, he became Chief Test Pilot and did all the major flight development on one of the most famous of all RAF peacetime aircraft - the Hawker Hunter, and with it took the world speed record in 1953. Injured in a Hunter crash two years later, he was forced to leave Hawkers but continued to fly and later set up his own test flying business, as well as becoming the personal pilot of Sir George Dowty. He is now a freelance and still a highly respected test pilot, working on the Optica, Fieldmaster and Firemaster aeroplanes." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TEST PILOT., Duke, Neville.  In collaboration with Alan W. Mitchell.
152 Duke, Neville. In collaboration with Alan W. Mitchell. TEST PILOT.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817631 / 9780948817632 New Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
195 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). First published in 1953, "(T)his new edition has an additional chapter covering Neville Duke's flying life from that date, and also has appendices and index, not included in the earlier book, together with a completely new selection of photographs." "The name of Neville Duke is well-known in aviation circles, not only as a successful wartime fighter pilot, but also as a peacetime test pilot with the Hawker Aviation Company. Joining the RAF at the beginning of the war, he found himself as a young fighter pilot with the crack 93 Squadron at RAF Biggin Hill, in 1941. Towards the end of the war he became an RAF test pilot and later a member of the RAF's High Speed Flight. This was the start of a successful career as a test pilot after leaving the Service in 1948, having been awarded the AFC. Working for Hawkers, he became Chief Test Pilot and did all the major flight development on one of the most famous of all RAF peacetime aircraft - the Hawker Hunter, and with it took the world speed record in 1953. Injured in a Hunter crash two years later, he was forced to leave Hawkers but continued to fly and later set up his own test flying business, as well as becoming the personal pilot of Sir George Dowty. He is now a freelance and still a highly respected test pilot, working on the Optica, Fieldmaster and Firemaster aeroplanes." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IN GREAT WATERS:  THE EPIC STORY OF THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC., Dunmore, Spencer.
153 Dunmore, Spencer. IN GREAT WATERS: THE EPIC STORY OF THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1999), Ist printing. 
342 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771029292 B&w photographs. "It was probably the most important battle of the Second World War. The German attempt to stem the vital trans-Atlantic flow of men and supplies to Britian would cost the Allies more than 2,600 merchant ships, 30,000 merchant seamen's lives, 5,000 aircrew, and about 2,500 aircraft. The battle ranged across the ocean: from the waters of the St. Lawrence, throught the treacherous open sea of the North Atlantic, to the fjords of Norway and the Bay of Biscay. Spencer Dunmore traces the complete history of the Battle of the Atlantic, giving equal time to all aspects of the conflict: in the air, on the water, and below its surface...tells the story from the perspective of both sides, and includes the first-hand accounts of individual participants, both Allied and German..." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, remainder mark on bottom of texblock (and at bottom of rear flap on DJ). Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WINGS FOR VICTORY:  THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN IN CANADA., Dunmore, Spencer.
154 Dunmore, Spencer. WINGS FOR VICTORY: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN IN CANADA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1994 0771029276 / 9780771029271 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
399 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Full of personal anecdotes, (this) is the story of the BCATP (British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and of the politicians who negotiated it into existence, of the officers and airmen of the RCAF and the RAF, and of the many civilians who made it work day by day. Above all, it is the story of the young men who entered the scheme as clerks and farmers, students and salesmen, and graduated as pilots, navigators, air gunners, air bombers, and flight engineers." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny wrinkle at top of hinges. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WINGS FOR VICTORY:  THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN IN CANADA., Dunmore, Spencer.
155 Dunmore, Spencer. WINGS FOR VICTORY: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN IN CANADA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1994 0771029276 / 9780771029271 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
399 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Full of personal anecdotes, (this) is the story of the BCATP (British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and of the politicians who negotiated it into existence, of the officers and airmen of the RCAF and the RAF, and of the many civilians who made it work day by day. Above all, it is the story of the young men who entered the scheme as clerks and farmers, students and salesmen, and graduated as pilots, navigators, air gunners, air bombers, and flight engineers." Light cigarette odour, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling - tiny tear and light wear at bottom of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
156 Durnford-Slater, John, Brigadier. COMMANDO: MEMOIRS OF A FIGHTING COMMANDO IN WORLD WAR TWO.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1991 1557501254 / 9781557501257 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
222 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, photographs. "John Durnford-Slater, who raised and trained the first commando unit in 1940, became an outstanding and individualistic Commando leader. He led it into action in dangerous and exciting exploits that have made the Commandos world famous - (his) exciting and forthright memoirs tell not only of the heroism and the dangers they faced but evoke both the grim and the occasional light-hearted sides to war. This is a story of warfare by one who was there; a remarkable fighting man's own remarkable story." Contents: Preface; "The Hunter Class"; Guernsey; Learning from Mistakes; Lofoten; Largs; Vaagso; Dieppe; Weymouth and Gibraltar; L'Afrique du Nord; Sicily; Italy; Planning for D-Day; The Second Front; And so to Germany. Small area of waviness in margin of pages 133-136, pages browning lightly, very light cigarette odor, fore-edge and top edge of textblock browned, small bump at bottom of spine and front hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, creasing at bottom edge of spine and front panel - light elswhere, light rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
COMMANDO: MEMOIRS OF A FIGHTING COMMANDO IN WORLD WAR TWO., Durnford-Slater, John, Brigadier.
157 Durnford-Slater, John, Brigadier. COMMANDO: MEMOIRS OF A FIGHTING COMMANDO IN WORLD WAR TWO.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1991 1557501254 / 9781557501257 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
222 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, photographs. "John Durnford-Slater, who raised and trained the first commando unit in 1940, became an outstanding and individualistic Commando leader. He led it into action in dangerous and exciting exploits that have made the Commandos world famous - (his) exciting and forthright memoirs tell not only of the heroism and the dangers they faced but evoke both the grim and the occasional light-hearted sides to war. This is a story of warfare by one who was there; a remarkable fighting man's own remarkable story." Contents: Preface; "The Hunter Class"; Guernsey; Learning from Mistakes; Lofoten; Largs; Vaagso; Dieppe; Weymouth and Gibraltar; L'Afrique du Nord; Sicily; Italy; Planning for D-Day; The Second Front; And so to Germany. Very light browning to pages and edges of text block, tiny bump to top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing to rear panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
158 Easton, Alan. Foreword by Rear-Admiral K.L. Dyer. 50 NORTH: AN ATLANTIC BATTLEGROUND. (CANADA'S ATLANTIC BATTLEGROUND.)
Toronto Ryerson Press 1963 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
287 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Archie Whelan / This describes a very different / environment in which you / & I worked together, but I / hope you'll like reading about it. / Your old friend / Alan Easton. / March 1963." B&w illustrations. "In this exciting book, Lieutenant-Commander Alan Easton of the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve tells of his experiences during the Second World War. The first ship he commanded was a corvette with faulty engines. His second corvette saw convoy action and battled both German U-boats and bad weather. Then Easton was given command of a destroyer which saw action in the English Channel on the day of the Normandy invasion. Easton gives a thrilling and detailed account of this successful naval engagement. But '50 North' is as much concerned with everyday life on board small warships as it is with the Atlantic battle as a whole. For this reason (it) is the first Canadian book of its kind. Easton is able to portray with vividness the seamen under him, their minor quarrels as well as the more important problems which occasionally develop between the crew and the commanding officers." Very light browning to edges of text block, small bump to top of front hinge, minor erinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has old tape repairs for large and small tears with creases, a few small edge chips, light browning, rubbing and soiling - mainly on rear panel, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS., Edwards, Bernard.
159 Edwards, Bernard. DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS.
Brockhampton, London, 1999, reprint. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1860199275 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The U-boat, the submarine of the German Navy, was a hidden predator, which would steal up on its prey out of sight beneath the waves. T he tactics were much like the wild wolf of the forest, whose grey camouflage would keep it out of sight until it chose to attack. Just as the wolf was even more effective when it roamed in groups, cornering its quarry before catching it, so A d m i r a l Karl Donitz chose to use the grey hulls of his submarines in packs - 'wolf packs'. This simple yet stunningly successful tactic came very close to winning the Battle of the Atlantic and inflicted huge losses of Allied merchant and nava l ve ss el s a nd their crews. With the packs dispersing after an attack as quickly as they had gathered for it, defence against the strategy was fraught with difficulty and only the U-boats' inability to wage their warfare without surfacing gave th e A lli es a ch a nce of fighting back. In this empathetic and deeply researched volume, (the author) delves beneath the myths and legends of submarinal action and convoy protection to discuss the realities of wolf pack deployment. He explains wha t ca used Do ni tz to employ the plan and how close his scheme came to destroying Allied resistance. It is an account of a remarkable naval tactic, cunningly used with great brutality by men who themselves withstood awesome deprivation, secur ing the a dulat ion of the ir nation." Edge crease at top corner of last two pages, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SALVO!  CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS., Edwards, Bernard.
160 Edwards, Bernard. SALVO! CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199593 / 9781860199592 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Fine 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(T)he theme of this new study (is) the hard-fought ship-to-ship battles where the gun was all-important, and where salvo after salvo were fired by the protagonists at all ranges from maximum elevation and distance to virtual open sights point-blank actions. (The author) skilfully sets the scene for each action, explaining the background to the naval war at the time as well as that of the individual ships involved before retelling the stirring and dramatic story of each actual clash." Contents: Introduction; Yalu River; Heligoland Bight; Carmania and Cap Trafalgar; Emden and Sydney; Falkland Islands; Dogger Bank; Konigsberg; The Destroyers; Rawalpindi and Scharnhorst; Renown and Gneisenau; Cape Matapan; Kormoran and Sydney; Java Sea; Savo Island; Stephen Hopkins and Stier; Guadalcanal; Barents Sea; Surigao Strait; Bibliography; Index. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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