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FINALE AT FLENSBURG:  THE STORY OF FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY'S BATTLE FOR THE BALTIC., Whiting, Charles.
161 Whiting, Charles. FINALE AT FLENSBURG: THE STORY OF FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY'S BATTLE FOR THE BALTIC.
Leo Cooper, London, (1973), first edition. 
178 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. ISBN 0850521343 "...Charles Whiting tells in this book of Field-Marshal Montgomery's race to the Baltic. He sets the final stage of the battle with the Germans against the background of the battle between Churchill and Truman, a battle in which the stature, the rhetoric, the persuasion, even the invective of the Great Man were to prove of no avail. Eisenhower and Marshall won the day and the Iron Curtain fell along the frontiers from which it has never risen. While Statesmen and Supreme Commanders exchanged telegrams, lesser mortals kept up the exchange of fire as German armed resistance degenerated into the hands of the aged and the beardless. Mr Whiting vividly portrays the final collapse of the German army, their manic dread of the Russians and the dissolution of the German High Command as the puppets of the Third Reich frantically tried to escape from the debacle. The Finale was at Flensburg but could it not have been much further to the East? In compelling yet historically well-researched terms Charles Whiting provokes many questions which scholastic verbiage and diplomatic niceties have hitherto occluded from the public gaze..." Faint erased pencil marks at top of free front endpaper and top of contents page, very small bump to corners of front board, boards slight curled, minor soiling to top of textblock, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, creases at bottom of front panel, light rubbing soiling. VG-/G+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
162 Whiting, Charles. FINALE AT FLENSBURG: THE STORY OF FIELD-MARSHAL MONTGOMERY'S BATTLE FOR THE BALTIC.
Corgi, London, 1973. 
174 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0552092606 B&w photographs, map. "It was a great battle - perhaps the last great battle to be fought by the British Army. A whole German army surrendered and this led to the complete breakdown of the entire en emy defence facing the Westen Allies. But it was a political battle too - one not only designed to beat the German enemy, but also a new enemy from the East - the erstwhile Russian ally. Its aim was to break through the German defences o n t h e R i v e r Elbe so that Montgomery's men could fight their way to the Baltic coast and thus prevent the advancing Russians from moving westwards into north-west Europe. In the end, the plan was a failure, and the thousands of British soldi er s w ho h a d sl og ge d the hard, bitter road back from Dunkirk to Lubeck five years later, found that their victory was a hollow one...." Interior - light browning to pages, light foxing on inside of covers and on first page, book slightly c rac ke d a t p age s 66 /67 . Ext erior - browning and tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, one crease on spine, light wear/scuff at bottom edge of front cover. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE THREE-STAR BLITZ:  THE BAEDEKER RAIDS AND THE START OF TOTAL WAR 1942-1943., Whiting, Charles.
163 Whiting, Charles. THE THREE-STAR BLITZ: THE BAEDEKER RAIDS AND THE START OF TOTAL WAR 1942-1943.
London Leo Cooper 1987 085052881X / 9780850528817 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
184 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "The German attempt to break the morale of the British by bombing London in 1940 did not succeed, so two years later, they switched their targets to the undefended cathedral cities of Exeter, Bath, York, Canterbury and Norwich, cities marked in Karl Baedeker's famous guidebook with three stars. Hence the name by which they came to be known. This time the British were not slow to retaliate and the punishment rained down upon the unfortunate people of Hamburg and Cologne surpassed in ferocity anything that had gone before. From now on the morale of the civil population came to be regarded as a legitimate target in the battle to break the enemy's will. Charles Whiting describes in detail the Baedeker raids on the cathedral cities of England and the retaliatory raids on Germany, illustrating his story with the recollections of many of those who survived the raids. He analyses the personalities of the Top Brass on both sides who authorized the bombings and shows how the change in attitude to indiscriminate bombing gradually came about. It is a gruesome yet fascinating story, told with all the vividness which readers of Charles Whiting's books will have come to expect." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE THREE-STAR BLITZ:  THE BAEDEKER RAIDS AND THE START OF TOTAL WAR 1942-1943., Whiting, Charles.
164 Whiting, Charles. THE THREE-STAR BLITZ: THE BAEDEKER RAIDS AND THE START OF TOTAL WAR 1942-1943.
London Leo Cooper 1987 085052881X / 9780850528817 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
184 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "The German attempt to break the morale of the British by bombing London in 1940 did not succeed, so two years later, they switched their targets to the undefended cathedral cities of Exeter, Bath, York, Canterbury and Norwich, cities marked in Karl Baedeker's famous guidebook with three stars. Hence the name by which they came to be known. This time the British were not slow to retaliate and the punishment rained down upon the unfortunate people of Hamburg and Cologne surpassed in ferocity anything that had gone before. From now on the morale of the civil population came to be regarded as a legitimate target in the battle to break the enemy's will. Charles Whiting describes in detail the Baedeker raids on the cathedral cities of England and the retaliatory raids on Germany, illustrating his story with the recollections of many of those who survived the raids. He analyses the personalities of the Top Brass on both sides who authorized the bombings and shows how the change in attitude to indiscriminate bombing gradually came about. It is a gruesome yet fascinating story, told with all the vividness which readers of Charles Whiting's books will have come to expect." One corner with very minor bump. Dust jacket has light browning at top and bottom of spine and at top edge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
165 Williams, Geoffrey. Foreword by Sir Michael Beetham. FLYING THROUGH FIRE: FIDO - THE FOGBUSTERS OF WORLD WAR TWO.
London Grange 1996 1856279006 / 9781856279000 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
228 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings/plans. "In the early years of (World War II), RAF bomber crews, who frequently endured the opposition of German nightfighters and flak, returned home only to discover their airfields completely fog-bound. Desperately short of fuel and often disabled by severe battle damage, the many crashlandings that resulted took a savage toll in valuable aircraft and crews. Prompted by Winston Churchill, the challenge to overcome this deadly hazard was taken up by the government's Petroleum Warfare Department and the result was the development of FIDO - Fog Investigation and Dispersal Operation. Lines of burners fuelled by thousands of gallons of petrol were installed beside the runways to literally burn the fog off the airfields, thereby allowing aircraft to take-off and land in relative safety. (This book) portrays the early hair-raising attempts to produce fog-free airfields. The eventual result was a countrywide FIDO system at fifteen British airfields, covering most RAF and USAAF frontline Commands. By the time of the Ardennes Offensive in the winter of 1944, FIDO enabled over one thousand Allied aircraft and crews to make safe landings despite dense fog over Britain and the Continent. Book is lightly cracked between pages 116/7 - pages holding firmly, minor wear at bottom corners. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, a few faint line indentations on rear panel, two tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
166 Winterbotham, F.W. THE ULTRA SPY, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
Macmillan, London, (1989), Ist ed. 
258 pp, lg 8vo, HC. The autobiography of Fred Winterbotham covering his life in England; his adventures in Canada, N.Z., Australia, Japan and India; WWI flying experiences and capture by the Germans; as Churchill's personal liaison with Bletchley P ark in WWII and intelligence gathering among top Nazis before 1939. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to pages, small shallow bump at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has very minor creasing at top of sp i n e , t i n y c losed tear at top of front flap-fold, light rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
167 Zaslow, Morris. THE NORTHWARD EXPANSION OF CANADA, 1914-1967.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771090714 / 9780771090714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
421 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "In the concluding volume of his study of the Canadian North since Confederation, Morris Zaslow details with encyclopedic scope the accelerating change typical of the second half of that era. In this period the frontiers of agriculture and industry swept northward from near the international border to their economic limits. In the search for oil and natural gas, these limits were also close to the country's physical limits. Assisted by new roads, extended railways, improved river transportation, and the new airplane, settlers, prospectors, and developers cleared land, sought mineral treasures, opened enterprises, and established permanent settlements in areas formerly given over to hunting and trapping by the native peoples. At the same time, the institutions of society and government familiar to southern Canada followed at a more measured pace." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has small light stain on front panel, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds with old tape on inside surface - very light edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
168 Zaslow, Morris. THE OPENING OF THE CANADIAN NORTH, 1870-1914.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1971 0771090722 / 9780771090721 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
339 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "(T)races Canada's northward expansion in the years after Confederation. In the forefront of the movement were the fur-traders, missionaries, and gold-seekers. Behind them came provincial and federal overnments, concerned for their authority, and anxious to develop the riches of the North. Under the Laurier government (1896-1911) the advance quickened, and the roles of the Geological Survey, North-West Mounted Police, and Departments of the Interior, Indian Affairs, and Marine and Fisheries, gained new importance. A country which, by Confederation, had barely extended beyond the Gulf of St. Lawrence and St Lawrence Lowlands region, ahd by 1914 occupied the prairies. Aided by new transcontinental railways, its people had begun moving into the forest of the Middle North along a front that extended from lake St John to Dawson, and the Arctic frontier beyond recieved increasing attention. But the governments failed in their treatment of the native population, and in their eagerness to foster development they allowed resources to be exploited blindly, for and by foreign interest in the main." Slight darkening to edges of text block, very light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and small light scratch on front panel, minor soiling, a few small and tiny edge tears - archivally taped, slight browning to spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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