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DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS., Edwards, Bernard.
161 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.
162 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
 
 
SALVO!  CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS., Edwards, Bernard.
163 Edwards, Bernard. SALVO! CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199593 / 9781860199592 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
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. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor faint line rub on front panel. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
ON THE FRONT LINES:  THE EXPERIENCE OF WAR THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ALLIED SOLDIERS IN WORLD WAR II., Ellis, John.
164 Ellis, John. ON THE FRONT LINES: THE EXPERIENCE OF WAR THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ALLIED SOLDIERS IN WORLD WAR II.
John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1991. 
380 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0471551481 "....paints a compelling portrait of life at the front in World War II. Balancing oral accounts of the Allied soldiers who served in Europe, Africa, and the Pacific with penentrating historica l analysis, the book describes the emotional and physical toil of military life in wartime. Historian John Ellis reveals the adrenaline rush of facing death in combat, the psychological effect of casualties and battle fatigue, the tedium a n d m o n o t o ny of months in the trenches. From training and combat to discipline and morale, 'On the Front Lines' illuminates the experience of war as no book has before." Interior - previous owner's embossed stamp on first and last page, one v er y s ma ll c or ne r crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases at top corner of front cover, minor rubbing, light wear at top og rear hinge. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
165 Ellis, John. THE SHARP END OF WAR: THE FIGHTING MAN IN WORLD WAR II.
Corgi, London, 1982. 
410 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0552119024 B&w photographs. "....shows graphically what combat was like for the ordinary soldiers of World War II - the men at 'the sharp end'. In a sobering account, the men themselves tell of danger and depr ivation, courage and fear, and what John Ellis believes enabled them to survive - their enormous loyalty to each other." Contents: Introduction and Training; The Physical Setting; Combat: Infantry; Combat: Artillery and Armour; Casualties ; D i s c i p l i ne and Morale; Relaxation; Attitudes; Notes and References; Appendix - Army Battle Casualties by Country; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, spine sligh tl y c on ca ve w it h li ght crease. VG 
Price: 9.50 USD
 
 
SHADOW OF HEAVEN: THE LIFE OF LESTER PEARSON.  VOLUME ONE: 1897-1948., English, John.
166 English, John. SHADOW OF HEAVEN: THE LIFE OF LESTER PEARSON. VOLUME ONE: 1897-1948.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886191653 / 9780886191658 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
414 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Lester Pearson - Canada's 14th prime minister, and foremost diplomat - was a man of deep and passionate convictions. His vision of Canada as a force for international peace, mediation, and good will helped redefine our view of ourselves. But how did this seemingly mild and easy-going man develop such a powerful and unswerving vision - and how did he win the political clout to put his beliefs into practice? In this formidable and fascinating first volume, John English casts new light on the private and publice life of this remarkable Canadian." Very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
VICTORY IN THE ST. LAWRENCE:  CANADA'S UNKNOWN WAR., Essex, James W.
167 Essex, James W. VICTORY IN THE ST. LAWRENCE: CANADA'S UNKNOWN WAR.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1984 0919822568 / 9780919822566 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H. Map endpapers (showing locations of ships torpedoed in Gulf and River of St. Lawrence and Canada's Coastal Waters), b&w photographs, drawings. "The sailor next to me reached into his topcoat pocket and hurriedly proferred a crumpled photograph. I recognized it as the military funeral of 1942 at the tiny Anglican Church just down the road. It was the burial of a seaman from the HMCS 'Charlottetown', one of several who had been rescued, only to die of wounds later. He was killed in Canada by the Nazis. This book in a real sense, then, is his story and the story of hundreds of others who perished because of the German U-boats in the St. Lawrence. As Cmdr. George Bernard, Naval Officer in Command, Gaspe from 1943 to the war's end said in later years: 'In 1942, marauding U-Boats entered the Gulf of St. Lawrence and did a great deal of damage. They roamed the Gulf and River St. Lawrence at will and were seldom opposed. They sank Canadian warships and valuable merchant vessels almost with impunity.' According to Bernard, it was for this reason that Canadian authorities played down the episode. They were prepared to accept the consequences because warships which might have attacked the U-boats invading our inland waters were wanted more urgently elsewhere. This was 'Victory in the St. Lawrence' - initially for the German U-boat: Canada's turn would come next. But what happened to both remained locked in the memories of the participants only now being revealed long years after the war ended. This was 'Canada's Unknown War'." Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THERE ONCE WAS A WAR: THE COLLECTED COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY OF WORLD WAR II.  FEATURING THE JEFFREY ETHELL COLLECTION OF WORLD WAR II COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY., Ethell, Jeffrey, editor.  Text by General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager and Colonel Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson.
168 Ethell, Jeffrey, editor. Text by General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager and Colonel Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson. THERE ONCE WAS A WAR: THE COLLECTED COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY OF WORLD WAR II. FEATURING THE JEFFREY ETHELL COLLECTION OF WORLD WAR II COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY.
Viking Studio, New York, 1995, first edition. 
224 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670860441 "The most important historical event of the 20th century was a war that seemed to be fought in black-and-white. Our collective memory of the years 1941-1945 exists in monochrome, because that was the way most of us saw it - and continue to see it - in the films and still pictures of the day. Color film for motion pictures and still cameras was readily available then, but was not in wide use because of its fragility and t h e difficulties of developing it. But there were enough hardy photographic pioneers around in 1941 to take the new color film to war, and their pictures, surviving beautifully to this day, show us a very different world than the one we see in o ld n ew sreels. At first glance these images are a bit startling; we are not used to seeing the people, places, and events of the early 1940s in living color. But in due time these pictures seem utterly right, and in fact bring World War II int o mor e r eco gnizable form, more comfortable for modern eyes. Here, then, is a colorful recollection of World War II in over 200 photographs taken, for the most part, by amateur lensmen - ordinary soldiers, sailors, and airmen who wanted to record a nd p rese rve their time in the largest conflict in world history." Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
169 Evans, David. Foreword by Rt. Hon. Sir Tasker Watkins, VC. A GUIDE TO THE BEACHES AND BATTLEFIELDS OF NORMANDY.
London Michael Joseph 1994 0718138007 / 9780718138004 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
187 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions, cartoons. "(P)rovides both an accessible background to the momentous events of 6 June 1944 as well as a complete guide to each and every town, village, beach, battery and cemetery that figured in the battle. (C)ontains a wealth of detail that charts the heroism, poignancy and tragedy of events that were to alter the course of history. With stories, poems and illustrations, David Evans pays a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives as the price of victory. Accompanied by photographs, maps and drawings, this guide is aimed primarily at the thousands of veterans, relatives and tourists who visit Normandy each year, but it will also be an endless source of (information) to those who wish to recall the details and monuments of the battle in the comfort of their own homes." Dust jacket has light to moderate top edge wrinkling, very minor dint to rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A GUIDE TO THE BEACHES AND BATTLEFIELDS OF NORMANDY., Evans, David.  Foreword by Rt. Hon. Sir Tasker Watkins, VC.
170 Evans, David. Foreword by Rt. Hon. Sir Tasker Watkins, VC. A GUIDE TO THE BEACHES AND BATTLEFIELDS OF NORMANDY.
London Michael Joseph 1994 0718138007 / 9780718138004 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
187 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions, cartoons. "(P)rovides both an accessible background to the momentous events of 6 June 1944 as well as a complete guide to each and every town, village, beach, battery and cemetery that figured in the battle. (C)ontains a wealth of detail that charts the heroism, poignancy and tragedy of events that were to alter the course of history. With stories, poems and illustrations, David Evans pays a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives as the price of victory. Accompanied by photographs, maps and drawings, this guide is aimed primarily at the thousands of veterans, relatives and tourists who visit Normandy each year, but it will also be an endless source of (information) to those who wish to recall the details and monuments of the battle in the comfort of their own homes." Light wrinkling at top of rear hinge, slight toning to bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, minor toning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WE KILLED DARLAN: ALGIERS 1942.  A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE FRENCH RESISTANCE IN NORTH AFRICA, 1940-1942., Faivre, Mario.  Translated by Douglas W. Alden.
171 Faivre, Mario. Translated by Douglas W. Alden. WE KILLED DARLAN: ALGIERS 1942. A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE FRENCH RESISTANCE IN NORTH AFRICA, 1940-1942.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, Kansas, 1999. 
200 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897452348 B&w photographs. "Faivre's story is an exciting day-by-day account of his wartime adventure, as an 18-year-old French youth, during the American invasion of North Africa. Douglas Alden has pr esented the action as Faivre originally recorded it. Professor Alden stated in his notes: 'This is definitely history but is better than history since it reads very much like fiction...'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous owner s h i p m a r k s. Exterior - minor edge wear. Near Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE LEATHERNECK BOYS: A PFC AT THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL., Farrington, Arthur C.
172 Farrington, Arthur C. THE LEATHERNECK BOYS: A PFC AT THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, Kansas, 1995. 
183 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897451805 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. The personal reminiscences of a young Marine who "served with the 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal, New Guinea, New Britain, and Peleliu." Interior - clean a nd tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book lightly cocked, laminate and slight surface paper loss on rear cover due to sticker removal. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
173 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." A few faint scuffs on the front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
174 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
175 Feldt, Eric A. Foreword by General Douglas A. MacArthur. THE COAST WATCHERS.
Garden City, New York Nelson Doubleday 1979 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Greg Beecham drawings. Maps by Alan McKnight. 
240 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w drawings, maps. "They watched and waited in nervewracking silence attack-ing only when stung. From treetops, from hostile beaches, from jungle camps, they saw it all and radioed what they saw - their network covering more than a half million square miles of island and ocean in the Japanese-held South Pacific. Hunted by enemy patrols, hounded by disease, starvation and sweltering heat, they risked torture and death from the heart of a Japanese-occupied tropical hell. Here are stories of incredible daring and brilliant leadership - of a hand-picked and highly unorthodox band of heroes who preferred the teeming jungle to the crowded regimentation of camp and office - told with gripping immediacy by the officer who led them. Follow the exploits of men like C.L. Page, the Australian planter whose reporting of the Japanese landing of Rabaul saved Allied lives, yet sealed his own fate - Lieutanant D.C. Horton, who hid 2,000 feet up on the mountainside overlooking the Japanese airfield at Munda and reported every aircraft that landed or took off - Blue Harris, a leader whose cool resourcefulness and legendary escapes were known throughout the islands." A few very faint tiny foxing marks on top of text block, light wrinkling and wear at bottom edge of spine, remainder spray on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, one tiny tear with old tape - two others archivally taped, very light browning to spine, light soiling and rubbing marks - mainly on rear panel, light remainder spray at bottom edge of flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DESPERATE SIEGE:  THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG., Ferguson, Ted.
176 Ferguson, Ted. DESPERATE SIEGE: THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1980 0385146949 / 9780385146944 Hard Cover Very Good Good 
252 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "On Christmas Day 1941, Hong Kong, 'the Gibraltar of the Orient', crumbled under the massive onslaught of crack Japanese invasion troops. The Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada, ill equipped and unblooded, fought side by side with four other British Commonwealth units to defend the Crown colony. For eighteen days, the heavily outnumbered soldiers surpassed all expectations, winning lasting honour on the battlefield before being marched off to spend four and a half years in Japanese prison camps. They had endured constant air strikes, artillery barrages, vicious assaults, and hand-to-hand combat. Their heroic sacrifice is made all the more tragic when one realizes that, from the start, they were considered expendable. Base on interviews with survivors of the battle and the POW cages, (this) is a powerful tale of human courage in the face of impossible odds." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small tears archivally taped, light water marks on lower inside of flap-folds, light fading to spine colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
177 Fetherstonhaugh, R.C. Epilogue by F. Cyril James. McGILL UNIVERSITY AT WAR. 1914-1918, 1939-1945.
Montreal McGill University 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good- 
437 pp, 9 3/8" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. Tissue-covered colour frontispiece, b&w photographs. Contents (1914-1918): The Shadow of War; Canada's Military Effort; Army Recruiting; Valour and Sacrifice; No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill); Service on Many Fronts; Wartime Research; University Leadership and Civilian Achievement; The Aftermath of War. (1939-1945): The Second Great War; McGill's Service Record, 1939-'45; The Challenge of 1940; Marshalling the McGill Effort, 1941; Development of the War Effort, 1942; The Peak of Training, 1943; Research in the War Years; The Year of Crisis, 1944; Honours and Awards, 1944; The Year of Victory, 1945; Casualties and Honours, 1945; Service in the United States Forces; Service of the University Staff; Honours and Awards, 1945-'46; Agricultural and Medical Research; Scientific Research; Epilogue. Appendices: Honour Roll; Honours and Awards. Index of Persons; General Index. Light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, one slight small corner bump. Dust jacket has has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several edge tears archivally taped and small edge pieces missing, light browning to the spine, several light scuffs and rub marks on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
LONG KNIVES AND SHORT MEMORIES: THE SPANDAU PRISON STORY., Fishman, Jack.
178 Fishman, Jack. LONG KNIVES AND SHORT MEMORIES: THE SPANDAU PRISON STORY.
Richardson & Steirman, New York, 1987, first American edition. 
474 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 09319334200 B&w photographs. "In 1945 seven men, once among the most powerful on earth, were locked away in a vast prison built to hold more than 600 inmates, surrounded by every conce ivable escape-proof precaution. Tried and convicted for attempting to enslave the world, they were the last of what Winston Churchill had called 'the Hitler gang'. Their sentences, meted out by the court at Nuremberg, represented a gigantic s t e p f orward in the recognition of international justice. They stood condemned for their part in a campaign of organized cruelty such as history had never seen before. (This book) is the outcome of years of dedicated research. It examines t h e se ve n m en themselves - their private lives, their motivation, their machinations inside Sapdau, their relationships with each other and their attitudes to their crimes. Built up from conversations with their families, lawyers, friends and e ne mi es, an d, i n s ome cases, the men themselves, from visits to Berlin made with their wives, from letters written in prison, both authorized and smuggled, and from authentic conversations between the prisoners, this aspect of the book is in i tse lf a gr ippi ng stu dy o f human corruption. Equally extraordinary are the book's revelations about the hitherto secret diplomatic and political infighting that went on between the four Powers over the welfare and fate of the seven prisoners. The eve nts a nd in tri gues surr ounding the jail are as spellbinding as those that occurred inside." Very minor foxing on top of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, tiny foxing marks at top inside edge, blight browning at top of flaps, o ne 1 " te ar at bottom of rear flap-f old - archivally taped. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STALINGRAD EN NORMANDIE:  LA DESTRUCTION DE LA VIIe ARMEE ALLEMANDE DANS LA POCHE ARGENTAN-FALAISE 31 JUILLET-22 AOUT 1944., Florentin, Eddy.
179 Florentin, Eddy. STALINGRAD EN NORMANDIE: LA DESTRUCTION DE LA VIIe ARMEE ALLEMANDE DANS LA POCHE ARGENTAN-FALAISE 31 JUILLET-22 AOUT 1944.
Presses de la Cite, Paris, 1981, 15e edition, entierement remaniee et reenrichie. 
383 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 2258008611 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. FRENCH TEXT ONLY. "Cette etonnante bataille n'avait encore jamis ete racontee dans aucun livre au monde. 'Stalingrad en Normandie' comble cette lacune . Seule grand bataille interalliee de la guerre, puisque Canadiens, Americains, Anglais, Polonais, Francias ont tenu les bords du 'chaudron', convergeant tous vers le meme village de Chambois, la bataille de la Poche de Falaise, avec ses c o u p s d e t heatre, ses atermoiements, son desordre, ses actes individuels, ses heros, ses petits villages encercles portes au rang de celebrites historiques, ses anecdotes emouvantes, ses a-cotes pittoresques, ses joies aussi, meritait d'etre r ac on te e s ou s l e titre que les combattants lui ont spontanement donne: 'Stalingrad en Normandie'...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - moderate edge wear, a few small soft creases, crease on rear cove r, a f ew scu ff s, li gh t cr ease on spine, minor foxing to fore-edge of last few pages, shelf soiling to bottom of textblock. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
METAL CANVAS:  CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART., Fochuk, Stephen M.
180 Fochuk, Stephen M. METAL CANVAS: CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1999 1551250136 / 9781551250137 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
191 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. "Airplane nose art evolved out of necessity for identifying 'friendlies' from enemy aircraft, which quickly became a powerful means of self-expression for military pilots and their crews. From national insignia, squadron markings and number/letter combinations nose art evolved into more personalized artwork, and individual pilots began sporting colourful, even outrageous schemes. Squadrons often used a special crest or colour scheme to identify aircraft in the squadron. This was an aid to groundcrews as well and helped them prepare to service their incoming aircraft during battle." Contents: Hurricanes; P-40s; Spitfires; Beaufighters; Colour Panels; Mosquitos; Typhoons and Tempests; Trainers; Wellingtons; Transport; Bostons; Coastal Command and Naval Aircraft; Halifaxes; Lancasters; Mitchells; Liberators; Other Aircraft; Bibliography; Index of Air and Ground Crew. A very minor wrinkle at top edge of spine. Dust jacket has very minor wear and wrinkle at top of spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
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FIRST IN LAST OUT:  THE RCAF, WOMEN'S DIVISION AND NURSING SISTERS IN WORLD WAR II., Bryce, Glad.  Foreword by Roberta Bondar.  With messages by  Margaret Couture, Norm Miller and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Susan Beharriell.
FIRST IN LAST OUT: THE RCAF, WOMEN'S DIVISION AND NURSING SISTERS IN WORLD WAR II.
Bryce, Glad. Foreword by Roberta Bondar. With messages by Margaret Couture, Norm Miller and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Susan Beharriell.
35.00 USD
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HARMFUL AND UNDESIRABLE:  BOOK CENSORSHIP IN NAZI GERMANY., Lewy, Guenter.
HARMFUL AND UNDESIRABLE: BOOK CENSORSHIP IN NAZI GERMANY.
Lewy, Guenter.
20.00 USD
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LIES AS ALLIES OR HITLER AT WAR., Maugham, Viscount.  (Frederic Herbert Maugham.)
LIES AS ALLIES OR HITLER AT WAR.
Maugham, Viscount. (Frederic Herbert Maugham.)
15.00 USD
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THE BATTLE OF MATAPAN.  BRITISH BATTLE SERIES., Pack, S.W.C.
THE BATTLE OF MATAPAN. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
Pack, S.W.C.
15.00 USD
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BEE HIVE AEROPLANE PICTURES.  ST. LAWRENCE STARCH COMPANY WWII PHOTO CARD PROMOTION.  48 CARDS INCLUDING SOME DUPLICATES, 1 FLYER & 1 MAILING ENVELOPE.  (BEEHIVE / BEEHIVES.), St. Lawrence Starch Company Ltd.
BEE HIVE AEROPLANE PICTURES. ST. LAWRENCE STARCH COMPANY WWII PHOTO CARD PROMOTION. 48 CARDS INCLUDING SOME DUPLICATES, 1 FLYER & 1 MAILING ENVELOPE. (BEEHIVE / BEEHIVES.)
St. Lawrence Starch Company Ltd.
325.00 USD
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F.S.P. - AN N.C.O.'s DESCRIPTION OF HIS AND OTHERS' FIRST SIX MONTHS OF WAR, JANUARY 1st - JUNE 1st 1940.  (FIELD SECURITY PERSONNEL.), Gwynn-Browne, Arthur.
F.S.P. - AN N.C.O.'s DESCRIPTION OF HIS AND OTHERS' FIRST SIX MONTHS OF WAR, JANUARY 1st - JUNE 1st 1940. (FIELD SECURITY PERSONNEL.)
Gwynn-Browne, Arthur.
17.50 USD
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TICKET TO HELL VIA DIEPPE: FROM A PRISONER'S WARTIME LOG 1942-1945., Prouse, A. Robert.
TICKET TO HELL VIA DIEPPE: FROM A PRISONER'S WARTIME LOG 1942-1945.
Prouse, A. Robert.
15.00 USD
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