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WINGS OF NIGHT:  THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC., Hamilton, Alexander.
181 Hamilton, Alexander. WINGS OF NIGHT: THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC.
Crecy 1993 0947554343 / 9780947554347 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "Charles Pickard joined the Royal Air Force before the outbreak of World War II, and at the beginning of hostilities was posted to No.99 Bomber Squadron and was later to command the Czech 311 Squadron. He took part in the Bruneval raid, and came to the forefront of public attention when he starred as 'F for Freddie' in 'Target for Tonight', a film made to illustrate the operational role of the bomber. His secret missions began when he was posted to RAF Tempsford, the jumping off ground for the SOE operations from where, as a Lysander pilot, his sorties took him deep into enemy territory at night to drop secret agents and supplies. Time after time he demonstrated his extraordinary ability for night flying but, ironically, was killed while taking a prominent part in the famous daylight raid on the prison at Amiens." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing, irregular light line indentation on front panel, two tiny pin holes on front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WINGS OF NIGHT:  THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC., Hamilton, Alexander.
182 Hamilton, Alexander. WINGS OF NIGHT: THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC.
Crecy 1993 0947554343 / 9780947554347 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "Charles Pickard joined the Royal Air Force before the outbreak of World War II, and at the beginning of hostilities was posted to No.99 Bomber Squadron and was later to command the Czech 311 Squadron. He took part in the Bruneval raid, and came to the forefront of public attention when he starred as 'F for Freddie' in 'Target for Tonight', a film made to illustrate the operational role of the bomber. His secret missions began when he was posted to RAF Tempsford, the jumping off ground for the SOE operations from where, as a Lysander pilot, his sorties took him deep into enemy territory at night to drop secret agents and supplies. Time after time he demonstrated his extraordinary ability for night flying but, ironically, was killed while taking a prominent part in the famous daylight raid on the prison at Amiens." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap - very minor edge/wrinkling wear elsewhere, very light rubbing, an area of printing ink smudges on inside surface. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE FRENCH ARMY IN AMERICA / L'ARMEE FRANCAISE EN AMERQUE.  & 'EXERCICE DE L'INFANTERIE FRANCOISE' / THE MUSKETRY DRILL OF 1755.  HISTORICAL ARMS SERIES NO. 7., Hamilton, Edward P.
183 Hamilton, Edward P. THE FRENCH ARMY IN AMERICA / L'ARMEE FRANCAISE EN AMERQUE. & 'EXERCICE DE L'INFANTERIE FRANCOISE' / THE MUSKETRY DRILL OF 1755. HISTORICAL ARMS SERIES NO. 7.
Museum Restoration Service, Ottawa, Ontario, 1967. 
108 pp, 10" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Bilingual text (English/French). Interior - very small bump to bottom corner of last half of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor dints on fore-edge of fro nt cover, small corner crease and minor browning on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
184 Hamilton-williams, David. THE FALL OF NAPOLEON: THE FINAL BETRAYAL.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199852 / 9781860199851 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "This important study of the cause and effects of Napoleon's removal from power tracks the significant events in his illustrious career through to his downfall and, while doing so, charts the clandestine diplomatic intrigues linking Britain, Austria, Russia and Prussia in the quest for the Emperor's demise. Using substantial new research, (the author) questions many of the established views in Napoleonic literature to date. By disclosing hitherto secret terrorist organizations, uncovering the attempts to assassinate Napoleon, highlighting unbridled political duplicity, and demonstrating a host of previously misinterpreted signals and actions, he instigates a fresh assessment of the fall of Napoleon, new reasons to consider how much it was self-inflicted and how much it became inevitable given the combined forces - 'friend' and well as 'foe' - ranged against him. However great his military campaigns, how often he was victorious on the battle-field, Napoleon was destined to be deposed by political connivance and personal betrayal." Very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS OF DONALD HANKEY.  "A STUDENT IN ARMS"., Hankey, Donald.  ("Student in Arms").  Introduction and notes by Edward Miller.
185 Hankey, Donald. ("Student in Arms"). Introduction and notes by Edward Miller. LETTERS OF DONALD HANKEY. "A STUDENT IN ARMS".
Fleming H. Revell, New York, 1920. 
356 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings. Contents: The Subaltern (1904-1906) - En route for Mauritius, Mauritius, Illness and Return; The Undergraduate (1907-1910) - In Relief of Doubt, Sympathy, Various; The Traveller (July 1910-July 1912) - Outward Bound, British East Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius Revisited, Italy and France; The Emigrant (1912-13) - Steerage to Australia, In the Bush, Homeward; O n e o f t h e Immortal Hundred Thousand (1914-1916) - Sergeant Hankey, "The Happy Warrior", Wounded, The Beloved Captain, Second Lieutenant, The "Student in Arms", The Last Lap. Browning to endpapers, tiny soiling specks on endpapers (mainly at to p o f re a r gu tt e r) and on some preliminary pages. pages browning lightly, book slightly cracked in a few places, edges of textblock browned - top darkened, light edge wear, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing and faint discoloration on bo ar ds , s ma ll li ght s tain on front board, light wear wrinkling at atop/bottom of spine, one small corner bump. Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PARA!  FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT., Harclerode, Peter.  Foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray.
186 Harclerode, Peter. Foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray. PARA! FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT.
Brockhampton, London, 1999. 
415 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1860199127 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The catalyst for the formation of British airborne forces came with the spectacular display of the capabilities of airborne assault by the German forces in the blitzkrieg against the west in 1940. Impressed by the daring and courage of the fallschirmjager, Churchill sought to create a similar arm for the British Army. Initially airborne operations were carried out by volunteers from all regiments and corps. While Britain was on the defensive, the newly formed parachute units took part in two airborne raids, carrying the war to the enemy in Italy and France. Of these, the most famous is the raid on Bruneval in 1942, duri ng which German rad ar technology was captured. By the time the Allies were ready to invade 'Fortress Europe' in 1944, The Parachute Regiment, which had been formed in 1942, comprised a large number of well equipped and highly trained battali o n s . Those of the 6th Air borne Division were given the task of holding the vital left flank of the Normandy invasion beaches to block German reinforcements and ensure swift Allied breakout over the strategically vital bridges. The Regiment's m os t fa mo u s hour was again an e xcellent example of the nature of the warfare it had been conceived to conduct: the ill-fated combined airborne/ground assault in Holland in September 1944 depended entirely on a surprise airborne assault to open a c or rid or in t o Germany along which the British Second Army was to pour into the heart of Hitler's Reich. Although the plan failed, it firmly established The Parachute Regiment as an elite force: tough, well-trained and capable of undertaking haza rdo us o per ati on s deep in enemy territ ory. This tradition is no less true now, fifty years on, with the post-war period having seen many further stirring examples of the Regiment's skill and valour throughout the world: from Suez and the jungl es o f Mal aya to t he mountains of the Radfan , the Falkland Islands and duties in Northern Ireland." Minor rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at bottom of spine a few very light areas elsewhere, very light rubb ing. Very Good +/V ery Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
KNIGHTS OF THE AIR: CANADIAN ACES OF WORLD WAR I.  GREAT STORIES OF CANADA SERIES NO. 18., Harris, John Norman.  Illustrated by William Wheeler.
187 Harris, John Norman. Illustrated by William Wheeler. KNIGHTS OF THE AIR: CANADIAN ACES OF WORLD WAR I. GREAT STORIES OF CANADA SERIES NO. 18.
Macmillan, Toronto, 1960, reprint. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, B&w and black, white & green illustrations. "High above the mud and slaughter of the trenches, the little wood-and-fabric airplanes looped, rolled, banked, in mortal duel. So me of the soldiers who stared at them in the skies of France and Flanders in 1915 were Canadians. They had not dreamt that they would ever leave the ground. Yet within three years Canadians had proved themselves masters of this new form of f i g h t i n g and a dozen Canadians ranked among the top aces of the world. This book is about those Canadian masters of the aerial dogfight. Barker of Manitoba is here - incredibly daring hero of the French and Italian fronts who, with both legs a nd o ne a rm s hattered by enemy bullets, shot down four attackers and drove off the rest before he crashed behind his own lines: crowning exploit of a flying career in which he had destroyed 50 enemy aircraft. Collishaw of Vancouver is here, wi th his sc ore of 60 . Only half-a-dozen aces of all nations surpassed him - and only Bishop among the Canadians with his tally of 72. For Billy Bishop was most famous of all. In his first six weeks of flying he scored 17 victories and won the DSO and the MC. Fo ur w eeks later he added the VC. Many other aces are here - McKeever, MacLaren, Claxton, McCall, Quigley, Carter, Burden, Milne, Bell-Irving. Flying without parachutes in machines which burnt like torches when they caug ht f ire, thes e air men t ook f right ful risks. Below them, men lived in muddy trenches under shell-fire; they depended on the work of the airmen above and the airmen did not let them down. This is their story." Written for the younger reader. Pre vious owner 's nam e on f ront f ree en d paper, light browning to edges of text block and top/bottom edges of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning on spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped has very small chips and te ars - mainly at top/ bottom of spin e, ligh t edge wear/wrinkling, several small tears with creases, light fading to spine color, slight browning. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DUNKIRK: 'THE STORMS OF WAR'., Harris, John.
188 Harris, John. DUNKIRK: 'THE STORMS OF WAR'.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1980. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0715378570 B&w photographs. "Packed with authentic atmosphere, the retreat and the desperate lifting of the weary soldiers is seen in its tragic entirety, often through first-hand reco llections of the men who were there. The story of Dunkirk is a dramatic epic of courage and confusion, resulting in a successful and often heroic evacuation....(Harris) describes in vivid detail how the evacuation developed, on a day-by-d a y b a s i s , and destroys more than one of the myths that have come to be associated with Dunkirk. However, the spirit, humour and drama that epitomised what came to be known as the 'spirit of Dunkirk' was, and is, undeniable. Illustrated wit h ma n y co nt em po ra r y photographs, this book provides a complete historical account of the lifting of the British expeditionary force in the first week of June 1940...." Tiny light stain in margin of pages 110/111, light edge wear, light wrin kl ing a t top /bo tto m o f s pi ne, faint finger marks on front endpapers. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, moderate wrinkling along top edge, very light rubbing, tiny tear at bottom of spine, small tear - taped on inside, old price sticker on fro nt fl ap. Ver y Go od/V ery Goo d 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN., Hart, Liddell.
189 Hart, Liddell. THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN.
Faber and Faber, London, 1939, 3rd impression. 
444 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (black cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Contents: The Question Every One is Asking; The Conditions of Defence; The Situation before Munich; The Situation since Munich; The Method of Defence - Attack or Defence?; Can Britain be Invaded?; Sea Defence; Air Defence; Anti-Aircraft Defence; The Limitation of Air Warfare; The Defence of the Centre - France; The Defence of the Left Flank - The Low Countries; The Defence of the Right Flank - Swit zerland; The Historical Background: 1869-1937; Exploration of the Problem: 1937; The Treatment of the Problem: 1937-8; Progress in Reform: 1938-9; The Organization of the War Office; The System of Promotion; The Handling of the Army - New Tac t i c s ; T he Reform of Drill; Basic Training; The Reform of the Territorial Army; The Expansion of the Territorial Army; Index. Light cigarette odor, free front end paper has been removed, light foxing on rear end papers and on front pastedown, l ig ht b ro wn i ng to pages, light browning and scattered tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A GENTLEMAN VOLUNTEER: THE LETTERS OF GEORGE HENNELL FROM THE PENINSULAR WAR, 1812-1813., Hennell, George.  Edited by Michael Glover.
190 Hennell, George. Edited by Michael Glover. A GENTLEMAN VOLUNTEER: THE LETTERS OF GEORGE HENNELL FROM THE PENINSULAR WAR, 1812-1813.
Heinemann, London, (1979), first edition. 
181 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w reproductions, maps, battle plans. "George Hennell, born about 1785 the son of a Coventry ribbon manufacturer and tradesman, joined Wellington's army in the Peninsula as a Volunteer, was commissioned in the field in the Forty-third Light Infantry, and served through the campaigns of 1812-13. Of his letters home twenty-six (all but two of them unpublished) survive, and these have been edited by the historian Michael Glover with a ge neral introduction, summaries of the events in the campaign covered by the letters, notes and appendices. The discovery of the letters represents a considerable find. Hennell is particularly good at conveying the detail of everyday life i n t h e f i e ld and camp and from his vivid pen the reader can gain a first-hand impression of what it was like to be a young officer on active service more than a century and a half ago. He is exceptional as a reporter because he not only rec ou nt s e ve nt s a s th ey happen but tries to analyse his own reactions to the dangers and horrors through which he is passing. He sometimes illustrated his letters with diagrams and fluent sketches, several of which are reproduced in this book . Hen ne ll' s s tor y beg in s d ramatically in the thick of the action when as a raw recruit armed only with a letter of introduction to General Picton he joins the British camp just two days before the bloody storming of the citadel of Badajoz. It end s w ith the vict or ious ar my d escending the Pyrenees to invade the soil of France shortly before the fall of Napoleon." Previous owners small stamp and small bookstore label on front pastedown, light edge wear and wrinkling at top/botto m o f spi ne, very lig ht we ar at co rner s. D ust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling. VG/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
KING OF THE WIND.  THE STORY OF THE GODOLPHIN ARABIAN., Henry, Marguerite.
191 Henry, Marguerite. KING OF THE WIND. THE STORY OF THE GODOLPHIN ARABIAN.
New York Rand McNally 1958 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- Wesley Dennis. 
173 pp, 9 11/16" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w and color illustrations. "(The story of) the fiery Arabian stallion of unquenchable spirit who became one of the most famous horses of all time - the almost legendary Godolphin Arabian. He was names 'Sham' for the sun, this golden-red stallion born in the great stone stables of the Sultan of Morocco. Upon his heel was the white spot - symbol of speed; but upon his chest was the mark of the wheat ear - a sign of misfortune. And these two signs seemed to govern his life. Swift he was, swift as the wind, but time after time disaster almost overtook him. Beginning at the Sultan's court, the story sweeps across France and then into England, one exciting incident following fast upon another with the changing fortunes of the royal-blooded horse and the slim brown horseboy who cares for him." "In recognition of its fine qualities (this book) was awarded the Newbery Medal for 1949." Previous owner's name and a gift inscription on free front endpaper, light wear and several tiny dents on board edges, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate wear and tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny closed perforation on front panel, protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF BRITISH BUS SERVICES.  2nd REVISED EDITION., Hibbs, John.
192 Hibbs, John. THE HISTORY OF BRITISH BUS SERVICES. 2nd REVISED EDITION.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1989, second, revised edition. 
306 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0715389629 B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "The bus industry is going through a period of rapid change, and this is best understood against the background of events, for decisions taken a s long ago as 1916 still influence its structure, and the way busmen think about their function. There are many strands to the story, the longest taking us back to the appearance of the hackney carriage and the stage coach in the seventee n t h c e n t u r y. There are the combine companies of the inter-war years, and their battle with the four main line railways for control of their services; there are the 'pirates', old and new; and there are the municipal transport fleets, stemm in g us u al ly f ro m tr amway operations. We have to go to nineteenth century France for the origin of the name 'omnibus' itself. Professor Hibbs discusses the effect of technical advances on the provision of public services, and writes of tick et sy ste ms , t ime tab les , fle et names and liveries, and some of the odder regulations that govern operations and the travelling public. There is an objective discussion of methods of licensing and control, and of the economic and political ba ckg rou nd o f t he b us o pera tors . But this is the story of the men and women as well as motor vehicles; of shrewd pioneers, international financiers, trade unionists and well-known politicians. Not least it is the story of the crews on the b uses , fo r who m th e ind ustry is n ot ju st a li ving, but a way of life as well....(this new edition includes a chapter that brings) the story from 1968 to 1988." Slight waviness to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wri nklin g - m ainly along botto m edge , one minor chi p, min or rubbing, very small area of light color offset on inside surface. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PEREGRINE FALCON POPULATIONS: THEIR BIOLOGY AND DECLINE., Hickey, Joseph J., ed.  (Daniel Anderson, Clayton White, Frank Beebe, Morlan Nelson, James Enderson, Richard Banks, Richard Fyfe, Joseph Hagar, James Rice, Horst Schroder, Jean-Francois Terrasse, Hans Herren, Ian Prestt, Tom Cade, Walter Spofford, e
193 Hickey, Joseph J., ed. (Daniel Anderson, Clayton White, Frank Beebe, Morlan Nelson, James Enderson, Richard Banks, Richard Fyfe, Joseph Hagar, James Rice, Horst Schroder, Jean-Francois Terrasse, Hans Herren, Ian Prestt, Tom Cade, Walter Spofford, e PEREGRINE FALCON POPULATIONS: THEIR BIOLOGY AND DECLINE.
University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1969. 
596 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w tables, graphs, maps, photographs. "(D)escribes a contemporary ecological disaster and the search to explain it. Its extensive analysis offers, on the one hand, an unusual landmark in p opulation biology and, on the other, perhaps the requiem of a species. Once the prized favorite of medieval falconers, the cosmopolitan peregrine falcon was, until quite recently, a remarkably successful example of avian evolution. By the earl y 1 9 60's, however, peregrine populations were catastrophically declining on two continents. Other raptors were mysteriously and rapidly decreasing too. In an effort to establish the cause or causes of these unprecedented events, an internationa l c on fe rence of scientists, naturalists, and conservationists was convened at the University of Wisconsin in 1965. (This book) summarizes the proceedings of this conference and the enormous pool of unpublished population data that these investig at or s b rou ght together. (It) examines a wide variety of adverse factors - diseases, parasites, and human harassment - and reaches the conclusion that the concentration of chlorinated hydrocarbons by bird- and fish-eating raptors is the only hyp oth esi s th at c an adequately explain the simultaneous populations failures of so many species on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. A concluding chapter in the book briefly describes the research gaps that ecologists promptly closed after the con clus ion of th e con ference: insecticides were found in high levels in surviving peregrines in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic. A dramatic change in eggshell thickness was found to have overtaken various species of raptors in Britain, California, a nd Ma ssac husett s in 1 947. And chlorinated hydrocarbon residue levels in eggs were shown to be inversely correlated with eggshell thickness. The increasing production of persisting insecticides now appers to be a threat to the world's biota on a much wide r scale than t he one described in this book. The arguments and the data here presented will be of great interest to scientists, conservationists, naturalists, and laymen concerned with the pollution of our environment and with the su btle de layed effects that mod ern chemicals have on our wildlife resources." Previous owner's name stamp on free front endpaper, bottom edge and fore-edge of text block, slight shelf soiling on bottom of text block, two small areas of light soilin g on top of te xt block , light e dge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling/wear, several small closed tears - some with creases, a few tiny chips, light soiling and rubbing, small closed puncture on re ar hinge - archi vally tap ed. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
194 Hiroshi Ichimura, editor. English text by Scott T. Hards. NORMANDY. MODELS IN ACTION 1.
Tokyo Dai Nippon Kaiga 1994 4499226392 / 9784499226394 Soft Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
84 pp, oblong (10" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. Up to page 55 (containing descriptions of the dioramas) the text is bilingual (Japanese /English). The final section (describing the modeling techniques) is in Japanese only. This "series aims to present history's great military operations and battles through expertly-crafted dioramas. To launch (it), we have chosen as the theme what was almost certainly the greatest single operation in military history: The D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. The dioramas in this volume cover the period from June to August of 1944. The eleven dioramas presented in these pages were put together by individuals who are among the finest military modelers in Japan, if not the world. Their completed projects are, by any sense, works of art." Contents: The Atlantic Wall; Invasion; Airborne Strategy; Briefing; After the Battle; "On to Caen"; Panzerlied; King Tiger's First Campaign; The Damned Hounds; Michael Wittmann's Final Battle; Falaise Pocket; Modeling; Afterword. Minor wear at bottom edge of front cover, minor soiming on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - moderate at top edge of rear panel, minor wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
MEN OF 18 IN 1918., Hodges, Frederick James.
195 Hodges, Frederick James. MEN OF 18 IN 1918.
Arthur H. Stockwell, Ilfracombe, 1988. 
235 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0722322321 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(T)he personal experience of a young British infantryman during a remarkable year of European history, the year 1918. The outcome of the First World War and the f uture shape of Europe depended on the eighteen-year-old youngsters who were suddenly rushed into battle following the German Army breakthrough in the spring of that year. They were inexperienced, and had not finished their training. They ma t u r e d q uickly on the battlefield in France. From March to July they stubbornly defended precarious positions. In August they were Britain's prime assault troops in a 95 day non-stop attack culminating in the end of the four year war in Novem be r 19 18 .. . .( This book follows) the down-to-earth experiences of the ordinary soldier, plucked from teenage life in Britain and thrust into the front line of an international conflict. It is an objective and perceptive account of the daily li fe of th e i nfa nt rym en who faced death, and endured the harsh realities of a battle in which they were the essential pawns. The detail is remarkable, full of human interest, irony, understatment and humour. The emotional honesty is impressive an d m ovin g. Alth oug h tr ue it reads like a grotesque fiction. It could only have been written by one who went through it and survived." Interior - faint erased pencil marks at top of first page. Exterior - book is cocked, has light rubbing, sma ll b ump a t b ottom cor ner o f covers and text block, scattered light line indentations and small soft crease on rear cover, light creases and light fading on spine. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH CHATEAUX OPEN TO THE PUBLIC., Holden, Angus and Dutton, Ralph.
196 Holden, Angus and Dutton, Ralph. FRENCH CHATEAUX OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
London George Allen & Unwin 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
156 pp + publisher's advertisements, 7 1/4" H. 8 sepiatone photographs, including frontispiece (collated). "The first guide-book of its kind to nearly sixty chateaux scattered across France, some world famous, some almost unknown, and all of which are regularly inhabited. An architectural and historical description, the exact times of opening, prices of admission (at time of publishing), and whereabouts of each chateau are given." The chateaux are grouped geographically under: Aisne; Allier; Ardennes; Cantal; Charente-Inferieure; Cher; Cote-d'Or; Eure-et-Loir; Indre-et-Loire; Loir-et-Cher; Loire-Inferieure; Loiret; Mayenne; Orne; Sarthe; Seine-et-Marne; Seine-et-Oise; Vaucluse; Yonne. The book closes with a list of "Other Chateau, either uninhabited or in ruins, open to the public". Very light browning on endpapers, tiny liquid mark on top of text block, very small light corner bumps, light soiling and very light browning on boards, light browning and some tiny and small stains on spine and rear hinge. Dust jacket has very light browning, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny and small edge tears - archivally taped, soft crease down spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
197 Holmes, John W. THE SHAPING OF PEACE: CANADA AND THE SEARCH FOR WORLD ORDER, 1943-1957. VOLUME 2.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1982 0802055419 / 9780802055415 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
443 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The establishment of the United Nations system at the conclusion of the Second World War was followed by a period of disillusion in the late 40s about the prospects of world order. With the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 there came a regrouping of forces and revised calculations of what was possible. The first volume of 'The Shaping of Peace' described Canadian attitudes and policies towards international institutions as the Second World War ended. This volume is concerned with the developments in the decade after the war, with the changing Canadian concepts as they were shaped by events and challenges. Although principal attention is paid to the organs of the United Nations, other themes such as the establishment of NATO, the progress of the new Commonwealth, and the changing concepts of the North American relationship are analysed as essential elements in the Canadian search for equilibrium." Minor wrinkling at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WESTERN FRONT.  ORDINARY SOLDIERS AND THE DEFINING BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I., Holmes, Richard.
198 Holmes, Richard. THE WESTERN FRONT. ORDINARY SOLDIERS AND THE DEFINING BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I.
TV Books, New York, 2000. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1575001470 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "The Western Front in World War I was the scene of devastating trench warfare and astonishing human loss: nearly 750,000 soldiers perished in the battles fought in France and Belgium from 1914 to 1918. (This book) traces the path those soldiers took, and presents the political, military, and human dilemmas of a bitter and bloody war. (It) takes us through the major and most costly battles of the Western Front, many of which garnered dubious gains at best, and all of which were won only with great human sacrifice. The first battle of Ypres was not only a scene of heavy Allied losses, but was dubbed by the Germ ans the 'Massacre of the Innocents'; Verdun was a scene of astonishing casualties, where the professed goal of the German commander was to bleed the French forces to death; the fighting in the trenches of the Somme - a battle of attrition tha t l a s t e d six months - proved a turning point for the morale of the British Army and 'the muddy grave of the German field Army, and of the confidence in the infallibility of German leadership'; while the long wearing slog toward Passchendaele w as pa ve d wi th inept leadership and mutinies in the French forces before dreadful conditions simply ground the battle to a halt. Portraying the Western Front in stark and moving terms, Holmes draws not only from current scholarship, but also fr om l ett ers w rit ten by the soldiers and the stories of the survivors themselves." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling, slight fading to color on spine. Very Good +/V er y Go od 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE GREAT WAR AT HOME AND ABROAD.  THE WORLD WAR I DIARIES AND LETTERS OF W. STULL HOLT., Holt, W. Stull.  Edited by Maclyn P. Burg and Thomas J. Pressly.
199 Holt, W. Stull. Edited by Maclyn P. Burg and Thomas J. Pressly. THE GREAT WAR AT HOME AND ABROAD. THE WORLD WAR I DIARIES AND LETTERS OF W. STULL HOLT.
Manhattan, Kansas Sunflower University Press 1999 0897452224 / 9780897452229 Soft Cover Near Fine 
328 pp, 8vo, (9" H). B&w photographs, maps. "W. Stull Holt was 20 years old when he sailed for France in late March 1917 to join the American Ambulance Field Service. His patriotism, idealism, and desire for adventure had motivated him to volunteer just weeks before the U.S. declared war against Germany in April 1917. Holt ardently supported the war effort, and when his six-month contract with the AAFS was completed, he enlisted in the American Air Service where he won his pilot's wings, then applied for observer training. Holt was assigned as an observer-bombardier-gunner with the famed 20th Aero Squadron of the American 1st Daylight Bombardment Group, which dropped more bombs than any other American squadron at the front in World War I. He served near Verdun during the French summer offensive of 1917 where he was gassed; he later was awarded the French 'Croix de Guerre'." Very minor edge wear on covers. 
Price: 24.50 USD
 
 
200 Holt, W. Stull. Edited by Maclyn P. Burg and Thomas J. Pressly. THE GREAT WAR AT HOME AND ABROAD. THE WORLD WAR I DIARIES AND LETTERS OF W. STULL HOLT.
Manhattan, Kansas Sunflower University Press 1999 0897452224 / 9780897452229 Soft Cover Very Good 
328 pp, 8vo, (9" H). B&w photographs, maps. "W. Stull Holt was 20 years old when he sailed for France in late March 1917 to join the American Ambulance Field Service. His patriotism, idealism, and desire for adventure had motivated him to volunteer just weeks before the U.S. declared war against Germany in April 1917. Holt ardently supported the war effort, and when his six-month contract with the AAFS was completed, he enlisted in the American Air Service where he won his pilot's wings, then applied for observer training. Holt was assigned as an observer-bombardier-gunner with the famed 20th Aero Squadron of the American 1st Daylight Bombardment Group, which dropped more bombs than any other American squadron at the front in World War I. He served near Verdun during the French summer offensive of 1917 where he was gassed; he later was awarded the French 'Croix de Guerre'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very small area of color loss at top corner of front cover. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
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