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THE MINT:  A DAY-BOOK OF THE R.A.F. DEPOT BETWEEN AUGUST AND DECEMBER 1922 WITH LATER NOTES., Lawrence, T.E.  Writing as A/c John Hulme Ross.  Introduction by A.W. Lawrence.
161 Lawrence, T.E. Writing as A/c John Hulme Ross. Introduction by A.W. Lawrence. THE MINT: A DAY-BOOK OF THE R.A.F. DEPOT BETWEEN AUGUST AND DECEMBER 1922 WITH LATER NOTES.
Jonathan Cape, London, 1955. 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with blind embossed eagle on front cover, gold lettering on spine, dark green stained top edge) in dust jacket. "When in 1922 T.E. Lawrence enlisted in the ranks of the R.A.F. under the nam e of John Hulme Ross, he was in a strange physical and mental state as the result of his war experiences. Upon the discovery of his identity he was discharged, but was allowed to re-enlist two and a half years later, this time using the nam e S h a w , under which he had meanwhile served in the Tank Corps. From his notes, many times re-written and revised, he constructed 'The Mint' - 'an iron, retangular, abhorrent book', he called it, 'one which no man would willingly read'. It do es no t co rr es p ond to that description. In the main it is a highly subjective account of Lawrence's life in the R.A.F. Though resentfully critical of the treatment to which he and other recruits were subjected, it is not self-pitying. It is oft e n r ob ust ly ent er taining, and the character sketches are brilliant examples of Lawrence's literary skills. He had an acute ear for conversation: in fact, some of the dialogue so faithfully records habitual barrack-room words that it has b een de emed in advi sab le t o r eproduce them in the ordinary edition of the book." Blanks in the text replace the 'offensive' words. Light edge wear, slight fading at bottom of boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at t op of sp ine area, a f ew ti ny c losed tears, light browing at edges and on spine, very light soiling, small color stain on inside of rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE UNIFORMS OF THE BRITISH ARMY.  FROM THE BEGINNINGS TO 1760.  2 VOLUME SET., Lawson, Cecil C.P.  Foreword by the Marquess of Cambridge, G.C.V.O.
162 Lawson, Cecil C.P. Foreword by the Marquess of Cambridge, G.C.V.O. A HISTORY OF THE UNIFORMS OF THE BRITISH ARMY. FROM THE BEGINNINGS TO 1760. 2 VOLUME SET.
London Peter Davies 1940 First Editions Hard Cover Good No Jacket Cecil C.P. Lawson, drawings. 
2 volume set, 10" H. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spines. Colour frontispieces, b&w drawings throughout. Volume I. - 213 pp, 1940 first edition - Contents: Foreword; Author's Notes and Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introductory; Infantry; Marine Regiments; The Scottish Army; Independent Highland Companies; Scots Regiments in Foreign Service; Appendix: Notes on Uniforms from Various Contemporary Sources; Cavalry; Appendix: References to Cavalry; Colours (Standards and Guidons / Badges of the Foot Guards / Badges of the Coldstream Guards); Artillery; General Officers; Militia: Trained Bands, Honourable Artillery Company; Scots Militia; Jersey Militia; Bibliography; Index. Volume II. - 276 pp, 1941 first edition - Contents: Author's Note and Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; George I. Infantry; George II. Infantry; Marine Regiments, 1739-1748; Regiments Raised for the '45; George II. 1750; Infantry Bands, 1740-1760; Highland Regiments, c.1714-1760; Scots Corps in Foreign Service; Scottish Regiments in the Service of France; Colours of Irish Regiments in French Service; Infantry Coats, etc. from Clothing Book, 1742; ditto from Morier's Paintings, c.1750; Appendix: Millan's List, 1749 / Infantry References from Warrants, etc. / Regulations for the Colours, Clothing, etc., of Foot and Cavalry, etc.; Cavalry, 1715-1760; Cavalry Kettle Drummers and Trumpeters; Appendix: Facings and Housings from Millan's List / General View of Differences and Distinctions, etc. / References from Lists, Contracts, etc.; Saddlery; Colours, 1714-1760; Cavalry Standards; Artillery and Engineers; General Officers, 1715-1760; Honourable Artillery Company, 1714-1760; Volunteer Corps, 1745; English Militia, 1758-1760; Militia Colours; Jersey Militia, 1714-1760; Irish Militia and Volunteers; Royal Hospitals; Salutes and Morning Ceremonial; Hanoverian Regiments; Hanoverian Artillery; Colours and Standards; Bibliography; Index. Light toning to page margins in vol. I, very light browning to page margins in vol. II, very light browning to pastedowns, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block of both volumes, vol. I maroon colour is slightly lighter, colour on top of text block of vol. II is faded and there is a water stain at at the spine, light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spines, several small corner bumps, some areas of slight foxing/colour fading on front boards, some small areas of colour loss at fore-edge of rear board of vol. I. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT LORAINE:  SOLDIER - ACTOR - AIRMAN., Loraine, Winifred.
163 Loraine, Winifred. ROBERT LORAINE: SOLDIER - ACTOR - AIRMAN.
London Collins 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
390 pp, 9" H. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. A biography of Robert Loraine, MC DSO (1876-1935), detailing his acting career (in London & on Broadway) and his military career, both as a soldier in the South African War and an aviator in the First World War. He learned to fly at the Bleriot school in France and the OED credits his diary with the first written use of the word 'joystick' with reference to airplane controls. Previous owner's name in pencil on front pastedown, small faint erased pencil marks on rear pastedown, browning on rear endpapers, a few very small light stains and light general browning to fore-edge of text block, two very small scuffs and minor soiling to bottom of text block, slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to spine colour, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LOOK AT THE ARMY., Lord, Beman.
164 Lord, Beman. LOOK AT THE ARMY.
Henry Z. Walck, New York, 1965, first edition. 
56 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photograph, reproductions, map. "Do you know....how many wars our Army has fought? who Pancho Villa was? what 'Remember the Maine' means? why the Army once used camels? what 'the long gray line' is? (This) is the story of the United States Army, from the first band of men organized under Myles Standish for protection against the Indians, to the men in today's Ordnance Corps working on our satell i t e a n d m i ssile programs. Many men have distinguished themselves in the service of our country - George Washington, Andrew 'Stonewall' Jackson and Douglas MacArthur are only a few of the Army officers described here whose lives have stirred m an y b oy s to dr ea m of glory, and whose careers have been an inspiration to many young recruits. Beman Lord has given us, in text and pictures, the highlights of the history of the United States Army, inlcuding a description of each service wit hin t he Ar my . H is fas cinating account of this unique organizatiion will intrigue Americans of all ages." A few pages with approx. 2" crease at top near gutter - from manufacturing process, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is clipped at fou r co rne rs of f lap s, h as heav y rubbing, several small tears with creases - old tape on inside, moderate edge wrinkling, two small light stains at top of rear flap. Very Good+/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GERMANY'S ELITE PANZER FORCE:  GROSSDEUTSCHLAND., Lucas, James.
165 Lucas, James. GERMANY'S ELITE PANZER FORCE: GROSSDEUTSCHLAND.
Book Club Associates, London, (1979). 
152 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "Grossdeutschland's historic rise from an Infantry Regiment to a Panzer Corp in six years with its consequent accretion in strength brought with it new military responsibilities. The Regiment started life Changing the Guard in pre-war Berlin, was later engaged in hard and testing battles in the central and southern sectors of the Eastern Front and eventually became 'Fuhrer's fire brigade' - put in wherever the need was greatest: whether for rock-like and unyielding defence or berserker courage in attack..." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CAMILLO RICCHIARDI, ITALIAN BOER WAR HERO., Lupini, Mario.
166 Lupini, Mario. CAMILLO RICCHIARDI, ITALIAN BOER WAR HERO.
Scripta Africana, Melville, RSA, 1988, no. 775 of limited edition of 1,000 copies. 
228 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H), burgundy faux leather covers with gold lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark - in slipcase. ISBN 0947025472 No. 775 of limited edition of 1,000 copies. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photog raphs. "Camillo Ricchiardi's love for war took him to South Africa to fight for the Boers, where he originated the most successful foreign volunteer corps of the Anglo-Boer War. A strict disciplinarian, he was to become the only foreign of f i c e r w h o managed to stay in control of his corps throughout the war; would remain a close aide to General Botha from their first meeting at the Tugela Front to their partings at Komatipoort; be acclaimed by the Italian colony on the Rand and P re to ri a a s th e saviour, during the dark days that followed the 'Begbie explosion', culminating in a fiery mob-march down the dusty streets of the rip-roaring mining town of Johannesburg. The Italian Scouts' renown and occasional notoriety c ata pul ted th em o nt o t he front pages of most newspapers of the time, attracting many blue-blooded noblemen who eagerly sought the adventurous forays for which Ricchiardi was to become famous. A reward of 2,000 Pounds was placed on his head b y th e Br itis h, w hic h w as furt her exacerbated by his marriage to Myra Francyska Guttman, a granddaughter of General Piet Joubert and niece by marriage of President Paul Kruger. This close association with the Boer cause found him involved dee ply w ith t he fi rst B oer emig ran ts to Argentina." Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing causing some color loss, light edge wear - mainly at corners. Fine/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
COMMANDO STRIKE:  THE STORY OF AMPHIBIOUS RAIDING IN WORLD WAR II., Macksey, Kenneth.
167 Macksey, Kenneth. COMMANDO STRIKE: THE STORY OF AMPHIBIOUS RAIDING IN WORLD WAR II.
London Leo Cooper 1985 0436270250 / 9780436270253 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
227 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(Macksey's) detailed research, in England and in America, into the development of Amphibious Raiding Forces, presents a fascinating and unrevealed insight into the extraordinarily haphazard way in which this form of irregular warfare evolved on both sides of the Atlantic. In the background stand the politicians, who show little consistency of purpose or harmony of intent; nearer the foreground senior officers reveal inter-Service rivalry and no little degree of personal animosity, as much in London as in Washington. Between them, and the brave men to whom this book is a tribute, and whose exploits are retold in their after-action reports, stood innumerable problems which the author examines in detail: inadequate supplies, lack of information about weather, beaches and tides and, most vitally, about the opposition likely to be encountered, which caused many planned raids to be stillborn and many others to end in disaster." Large wrinkle/crease at top corner of front board - board is still sound, very light wrinkling at top/ bottom of spine, remainder dot on bottom of textblock/rear board, minor rubbing and soiling. Dust jacket has Stoddart as publisher's name, has light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, light rubbing, tiny dint on rear hinge, soft crease at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
LETITIA:  NURSERY CORPS, U.S.A., Martin, George Madden.  (Mrs. Attwood R. Martin, 1866-1946.)
168 Martin, George Madden. (Mrs. Attwood R. Martin, 1866-1946.) LETITIA: NURSERY CORPS, U.S.A.
New York McClure 1907 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket Steele Inscribed By Author
206 pp, 7 3/4" H. Dark blue ribbed cloth with white lettering on spine, red shield with white lettering and decoration on front cover. 16 b&w plates, including tissue-covered frontispiece, by 'Steele' (collated). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Mrs George W. Atkins - / To my dear Miss Mary, / with the love and best / regards of / George Madden Martin. / Anchorage, Ky. 1907." A story of army family life, as experienced by the little girl, Letitia. "The essential most necessary to make the admirable army woman is that instinct which, on a night's halt, can create the feeling of home out of Dougherty cushions and blankets if it should come to that. In the nomadic life of the army, stability and morals are represented in the home." Two very small tears with a crease between them at the fore-edge of a preliminary page and at the bottom edge of the frontispiece - archivally taped, several light foxing marks on the frontispiece - mainly on verso and also on the tissue guard, light foxing marks at the edges of the illustration page opposite page 52, slight separation between some page gatherings that are still firm in the binding, light browning and scattered tiny light foxing marks on edges of text block, small slight bump at three corners on boards, light edge wear to boards and at top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
WITH PENNANTS FLYING: THE IMMORTAL DEEDS OF THE ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS., Masters, David.
169 Masters, David. WITH PENNANTS FLYING: THE IMMORTAL DEEDS OF THE ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS.
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1943, first edition. 
200 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (brown cloth with black lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Sepiatone photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Tank Clash; The Calais Epic; Matilda Meets Marshal Graziani; The Man Who Lost His Temper; Victo ry at Beda Fomm; Retreat and Escape; Glorious Greece; Gallant Nurses and Escaping Men; Invasion of Crete; The Key to Keren; The Last Stand; Siege of Tobruk; Triumph and Tragedy; Brigadier Jock Campbell, V.C., D.S.O., M.C.; The Road to Mandala y ; T h e Tanks at Dieppe; Crusaders; The Left Hook at Mareth; Index. Slight bumping/curling at corners, faint erased pencil marks on front free end paper, light edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block, some areas of slight darkenin g/ fa d in g on covers, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to spine color. Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
WAR AND THE WORLD'S LIFE., Maude, F.N., Colonel.
170 Maude, F.N., Colonel. WAR AND THE WORLD'S LIFE.
Smith, Elder, London, 1907. 
424 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/insignia on front board) - no dust jacket. 6 fold-out diagrams/maps at rear. "In the following pages I have endeavoured to trace out the consequences which must follow from the gradual assimilation by all Continental Powers of the principles laid down by Clausewitz as guiding the conduct of Modern War, and the inevitable reaction upon our own (the British) position...." Chapter headings: Sociology wit h Regard to Military History; The Foundations of Home Defence; Difference of Opinion as to Tactical Training; The Function of the Volunteers in Peace; What Becomes of the Money Spent on Military Preparations?; Does Military Expenditure Pay? ; S o c i a l i sm in Germany; The Armies of France and Russia; The British Army Since 1815 to 1900; Fleet and Army; The Problem of Invasion; The Psychology of Drill-Ground Training; The Psychology of the Battlefield; Voluntary versus Compulsory Se rv i ce ; Th e Re gu la r Army; Adequacy of Auxiliary Forces to Resist Invasion; Esprit de Corps and the Volunteers; The General Staff and War Office Administration; The Education of the Nation; Boy Brigades - The Militia - Conclusion; Appendix - Na rra ti ve an d O ut lin e o f W ar-Game for the Northern Command. An award inscription and scattered light tiny foxing marks on free front endpaper, fold-out diagram V has small light liquid splash and small area of ink smudging on back, faint tiny fox ing ma rks on hal f-ti tle and title page, pages 40 to 60 have soft crease at top corner, one or two pages with minor tiny marks, light foxing marks to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, light dust soiling to top of textblock (cleaned), very light edg e we ar, ligh t fa ding to s pine color. VG- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
BILLY BISHOP:  CANADIAN HERO., McCaffery, Dan.
171 McCaffery, Dan. BILLY BISHOP: CANADIAN HERO.
Toronto James Lorimer 1988 1550280953 / 9781550280951 6th Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
227 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Drawing on extensive research in military archives, McCaffery tells an exciting, compelling story that holds the reader's attention page after page. In crisp, powerful prose, he conveys the extraordinary drama of aerial dogfights in the First World War, while also capturing the essence of Billy Bishop himself - the man and the pilot." Light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, tiny dint to top of textblock, tiny and small dent to top of edge of front board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom edges, light rubbing, minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE EXETER AND THE NORTH SASKATCHEWAN., McGrane, J.E.  Foreword by Lieut. Cmdr. K.E. Grand, R.C.N. (R.)
172 McGrane, J.E. Foreword by Lieut. Cmdr. K.E. Grand, R.C.N. (R.) THE EXETER AND THE NORTH SASKATCHEWAN.
Exeter Sea Cadet Corps, Lac La Biche, Alberta, 1950. 
107 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (blue boards with yellow lettering/insignia on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photos. "This is the tale of the birth, growth and achievements of Canada's most northern Sea Cadet Corps...This lively story reaches its climax with the second 'Exeter's' 450-mile cruise down the treacherous North Saskatchewan River, a voyage that had not been made since the roaring days that followed the Riel Rebellion..." Free front endpaper roughly removed with an area of surface paper loss on front pastedown at hinge, very small ink mark on title page, light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good reference copy. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  JUNE, 1963.  VOL. XLI.  NO. 166., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Major N.P. Dawnay, R.A. Innes, Major A. McK. Annand, W.Y. Carman, D.G. Chandler, Basil L. Crapster, Major G. Tylden, Antony Brett-James, W.A. Thorburn, A.N. Ricketts, et al.)
173 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Major N.P. Dawnay, R.A. Innes, Major A. McK. Annand, W.Y. Carman, D.G. Chandler, Basil L. Crapster, Major G. Tylden, Antony Brett-James, W.A. Thorburn, A.N. Ricketts, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. JUNE, 1963. VOL. XLI. NO. 166.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1963. 
Paging runs 55 - 110, 9 7/8" H, soft cover. Two colour plates, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 1 b&w map/battle plan. Contents include: Three Military Portraits by an Unknown Artist; Jeremy Lister, 10th Regiment, 1770-1783 (concluded); Cornet Cha rles Forbes, 17th Lancers, c. 1825; A Carving of James the Second's Reign; From the Other Side of the Hill, Blenheim, 1704; A.B. Richards (1820-76): Journalist in Defence of Britain; The West African Regiment, 1898 to 1928; The Diary of Cap t a i n N e i l Douglas, 79th Foot, 1809 to 1810 / Notes: The "Six Old Corps" in Britain and France; The Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry in the 1870's; etc. Interior - small soft wrinkle on first few pages, minor browning to pages, otherwise cl ea n an d t ig ht w ith no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, three tiny edge tears. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  DECEMBER, 1965.  VOL. XLIII.  NO. 176., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (T.H. McGuffie, F.W.D. Jackson, H.G. Farmer, Major A. McK. Annand, A.S. Mathews, Raymond Lemmy, Major G. Tylden, et al.)
174 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (T.H. McGuffie, F.W.D. Jackson, H.G. Farmer, Major A. McK. Annand, A.S. Mathews, Raymond Lemmy, Major G. Tylden, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. DECEMBER, 1965. VOL. XLIII. NO. 176.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1965. 
Paging runs 167 - 222, 10" H, soft cover. One colour plate, 2 pages sepiatone illustrations, 2 b&w maps. Contents include: "The Sword Dance", The 93rd (Sutherland) Highlanders in 1853, as Portrayed by D. Cunliffe; Isandhlwana, 1879 - The Sources Re-examined, Part III; The King's Trumpets; Indian Mutiny Letters of Lieutenant William Hargood, 1st Madras Fusiliers / Notes: The Battle Honours of the French Infantry; The "Six Old Corps" in Britain and France; etc. / Question; Replies; Index. In terior - tiny corner crease at top corner of last few pages, minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on s p i n e . Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  JUNE, 1956.  VOL. XXXIV.  NO. 138., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (W.Y. Carman, T.H. McGuffie, Major G. Tylden, Lt-Col. H.L. Boultbee, C.T. Atkinson, Major H.P.E. Pereira, Lt.-Col. Peter Young, Captain P.E. Abbott, P.R. Cadell, G.O. Rickword, Major H.G. Parkyn, E. Pye, et al.)
175 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (W.Y. Carman, T.H. McGuffie, Major G. Tylden, Lt-Col. H.L. Boultbee, C.T. Atkinson, Major H.P.E. Pereira, Lt.-Col. Peter Young, Captain P.E. Abbott, P.R. Cadell, G.O. Rickword, Major H.G. Parkyn, E. Pye, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. JUNE, 1956. VOL. XXXIV. NO. 138.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1956. 
Paging runs 47 - 94, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 6 pages sepiatone illustrations, 1 map, 1 b&w drawing. Contents include: The Scots Fusilier Guards, 1838; Recruiting the Ranks of the Regular British Army during the French Wars; The Ro yal Canadian Rifle Regiment, 1840 to 1870; The Uganda Rifles and Major Martyr's Nile Expedition of 1898; Four Indian Army Panormas; A Light Dragoon in the Peninsula / Notes: The "Lambton Cap" of the 68th Foot; Lieutenant Thomas Abbott, 96th R e g i m e n t of Foot; Uniform of the 3rd West Riding of Yorkshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 1873-1875; The 11th Foot at Roucoux, 11th October, 1746; Billeting in Inns in the Eighteenth Century; Sir T. Livingstone Mitchell, D.C.L., F.R.G.S.; The Br i ti sh a t Br ih ue ga ; Colours for Great War Units; etc. Questions; Replies. Museum Supplement No. 27 June, 1956 laid in. Interior - minor browning to pages, bump at top of page gutters, book cracked at two places, otherwise clean and tight w it h n o o the r own ers hip ma rks. Exterior - light edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling, small tear across spine and small tear at top of front hinge, minor soiling, soft crease down rear cover, large corner crease on front cover, very light brow nin g - dark er o n spin e an d on rea r cover, bump to top of spine, two small light stains on rear cover, issue number written in ink on spine. Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
176 McWilliams, James & Steel, R. James. AMIENS: DAWN OF VICTORY.
Toronto Dundurn 2001 155002342X / 9781550023428 Soft Cover Very Good 
317 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, maps. "It was the decisive battle of World War I. German commander Erich Ludendorff called it 'the black day of the German army'. Many authors have stated that it was the beginning of the end of the great conflict. And yet, until now, no book has been published on the climactic battle at Amiens. Amiens was one of the first 'modern' battles, and certainly the first attempted by the Allies. Employing the troops of five nations (including Canada) and utilizing secrecy, deception, and combined operations, the Allies won the first of a string of victories culminating in the Armistice one hundred days later. (This) is the first book to study the historic battle in minute detail. Using eyewitness accounts from dozens of survivors, plus many accounts, both published and unpublished, by the participants, the authors take us into the trenches, the tanks and the cockpits." Interior - small bump to bottom corner of approx. first 100 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to bottom corner of front page, book is slightly cocked, three light creases down spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PILOTS:  CANADIAN STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT., Melady, John.
177 Melady, John. PILOTS: CANADIAN STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771058632 / 9780771058639 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
269 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "This is the story of flying in Canada - told by the men and women who have lived it, the pilots. The story begins with John McCurdy's history-making flight in the 'Silver Dart' over the frozen shores of Lake Bras d'Or, Baddeck, in 1909, and moves through the years, documenting the landmark flights, retelling the yarns and lore of flying, and introducing the heroes - the famous and the unsung." Very light soiling on fore-edge of textblock, light creasing at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of front panel - minor elsewhere, minor scuff on spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
PILOTS:  CANADIAN STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT., Melady, John.
178 Melady, John. PILOTS: CANADIAN STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771058632 / 9780771058639 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
269 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "This is the story of flying in Canada - told by the men and women who have lived it, the pilots. The story begins with John McCurdy's history-making flight in the 'Silver Dart' over the frozen shores of Lake Bras d'Or, Baddeck, in 1909, and moves through the years, documenting the landmark flights, retelling the yarns and lore of flying, and introducing the heroes - the famous and the unsung." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ARMOR IN VIETNAM:  A PICTORIAL HISTORY.  SQUADRON/SIGNAL., Mesko, Jim.  Illustrated by Don Greer.
179 Mesko, Jim. Illustrated by Don Greer. ARMOR IN VIETNAM: A PICTORIAL HISTORY. SQUADRON/SIGNAL.
Squadron/Signal, (Carrollton, Texas, 1982). 
80 pp, 4to, soft cover. ISBN 089747127X Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photos, maps, drawings. Contents: Introduction; The First Indochina War 1946-1953; Army of the Republic of Vietnam; United States Marine Corps; U.S. Army; U.S. A rmored Vehicles; U.S.A.F.; Allied Armor; ARVN Restructure. Interior - clean and tight no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - minor wear at top/bottom of hinges, one small corner crease, soft crease down front cover near fore-edge - migrate s i n t o adjacent pages. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CALL TO ARMS: THE BRITISH ARMY 1914-18., Messenger, Charles.
180 Messenger, Charles. CALL TO ARMS: THE BRITISH ARMY 1914-18.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2005 0297846957 / 9780297846956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
574 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(B)y the end of the war, over 8.5 million men had been recruited by Britain and the average field strength of its armies was 3.3 million men. For the first time, Britain found itself obliged to field land forces equal to those of its Continental neighbours. Moreover, however uncertain its beginnings, by 1918 this was an army that had become the most effective fighting force on the Western Front. In this exceptional account of the administration of the British Army in the First World War, Messenger charts how this unprecedented new force was raised, trained and deployed. He looks in detail at the problems of recruitment and training and at the difficulties of integrating regular troops with volunteers, and, later, conscripted men. The central question of manpower, both on the home front and in the trenches, above all after the first enthusiastic flood of volunteers had dried up, is examined in illuminating depth. He decribes how morale was sustained among men wholly unused to military life but fighting a war in which death was dealt out on an industrial scale. He looks, too, at the role of women, who for the first time played a significant role in a major conflict. Discipline, courts martial, the treatment of the wounded, the provision of clothing, the huge difficulties of feeding such a vast force, the awarding of medals and other honours, officer selection and the training of the Staff are just some of the themes in this magisterial new survey of the organization of Britain's Army in the First World War. Very slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
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