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EPEHY.  BATTLEGROUND EUROPE - HINDENBURG LINE., Mitchinson, K.W.
201 Mitchinson, K.W. EPEHY. BATTLEGROUND EUROPE - HINDENBURG LINE.
Leo Cooper, (Barnsley, 1998), Ist edition. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photos, maps. Contents: Epehy; Chapel Crossing; Gonnelieu; East of Epehy; Ronssoy and Lempire; Gillemont Farm and the Knoll; Bellicourt and Bony; Cemeteries. Interior - a very small light stain on pages 12 & 13, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
202 Morelli, Marcello, editor. (Maria Luisa Moncassoli Tibone, Salvatore Ciro Nappo, Milena Ercole Pozzoli, Giuseppe Mazzocchi, Michael Leech, Maria Longhena, Paola Calore, Heidi Bocker, Peter Kristiansen, Frantisek Kadlec, Thomas Thiis-Evensen, et al. THE WORLD'S GREATEST ROYAL PALACES. INCLUDING THE ROYAL PALACES OF OSLO, STOCKHOLM AND COPENHAGEN.
Grange, Hoo, Rochester, 2000. 
304 pp, folio (14 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840133732 Profusely illustrated in colour. "Built to astonish and to celebrate the magnificence of the most powerful families in the world, royal palaces and houses are the consequences of an age in which the splendor and opulence of a prince or a people could be measured by the decor of a salon, by the grandeur of a building or the originality of a fountain. Suspended between the sky and the earth, as occurred in the Far East, or solidly rooted to the ground, as was the norm in Europe, the house of the monarch has alwys been the meeting point of two minds: that of the master, who saw in his house the expression of his power and creativity, and that of the architect a n d t e a m s of craftsmen who built it for him, often creating a noble monument rather than a place to live....This book tells of the mysteries and legends of the buildings and the official and secret versions of the history of their occupants. T he t e xt i s co mplemented by a series of splendid photographs that together offer the reader a visit through space and time to the most famous palaces of the world where the lives of royal families and their courts burned bright and where bea uty mi xed w ith po we r." Palaces covered: Royal Palace of Turin; Royal Palace of Caserta; Royal Palace of Versailles, Castle of Chambord; Castle of Fontainebleau; Alhambra; Escorial; Royal Palace of Queluz; Buckingham Palace; Hampton Court; C astl e of Bru sse ls; Het Loo Pal ace; Castle of Neuschwanstein; Castle of Charlottenburg; Sans Souci; Schonbrunn; Esterhaza; Castle of Prague; Palace of Wilanow; Rosenborg; Royal Palace in Oslo; Royal Palace in Stockholm; Kremlin; Karskoe Selo; P eterh of; T opkap i Pa lace ; Am ber Fort; Red Fort in Delhi; Forbidden City; Royal Palace in Bangkok. Small bump to three corners and to top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light wear at corners and top/bottom of hinges, wrinkling at top/b ottom of spi ne and flap -fold s. V ery Good/V ery Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
FOLKTALES OF THE AMUR:  STORIES FROM THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST., Nagishkin, Dmitri.  Translated by Emily Lehrman.  Introduction by A.P. Okladnikov.
203 Nagishkin, Dmitri. Translated by Emily Lehrman. Introduction by A.P. Okladnikov. FOLKTALES OF THE AMUR: STORIES FROM THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1980 0810909138 / 9780810909137 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Gennady Pavlishin. 
224 pp, 11 1/2" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout, including decorative borders to pages. "A collection of 31 traditional tales from that far eastern part of Russia that lies along the banks of the Amur River." Contents include: How the Bear and the Chipmunk Stopped Being Friends; The Cuckoo's Riches; The Strongest in the World; Seven Fears; The Braggart; The Hare and the Magpie; The Birch Boy; Sable Souls; The Chinese Bride; How a Bear Kept a Reindeer; The Fleetest of Foot; The Stupid Rich Man; Two Weak Ones Against One Strong One; The Golden Neckband, etc., etc. Minor soiling to bottom edge of boards, very small piece of glue residue on top of text block at spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge, light toning to spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
204 Nesbit, Roy Conyers. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Neil Wheeler. EYES OF THE RAF: A HISTORY OF PHOTO-RECONNAISSANCE.
Bramley, (Godalming, Surrey, 1997). 
335 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "...traces the development of (photo-reconnaissance) from the earliest days to the present and includes such conflicts as the Falklands War and the Gulf War. It is based on official and per sonal records and was written with the collaboration of numerous experts with detailed knowledge of this fascinating subject...contains over 400 (b&w) photographs, which include many types of aerial cameras, all major types of photo-reconnaissance aircraft and many examples of photographs taken in action, together with detailed captions." Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at bottom of spine area, minor rubbing. F/VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
205 Newbolt, Henry, Sir. THE STORY OF THE OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. (THE OLD 43rd AND 52nd REGIMENTS.)
Country Life / George Newnes, London, 1915, first edition. 
224 pp + ads, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (ivory vellum with gold lettering on spine, gold border & badge on front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. B&w plates, maps/battle plans, drawings, 2 color plates (uniform studies). One of the "Country Life" Series of Military Histories. Chapter Headings: With Wolfe at Quebec, 1741-1759; Fall of French Empire in Canada, 1759-1764; American War of Independence, 1765-1782; Fighting in East and West Indies, 1782-1799; Sir John Moore and the Light Infantry, 1799-1808; The Peninsula: Vimiero to Corunna, 1808-1809; The Peninsula: Talavera to Fuentes D'Onor, 1809-1811; The Peninsula: Ciudad Rodrigo to Salamanca, 1812; The Peninsula: Vittoria to the Nive, 1813; Close of Peninsular Campaign, 1814; The American War, 1815; Waterloo, 1815; The Indian Mutiny, 1809-1859; New Zealand, Tirah, and South Africa, 1859-1914; The Great War, 1914; Appendices: Introduction; A List of Regimental Officers Serving on August 31, 1915; The Regimental Roll of Honour (Officers Killed, Wounded, Prisoners of War and Missing in the Great War): Made up to August 31, 1915; Index. Faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, book cracked at four places - pages holding firmly, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, moderate foxing/rubbing marks and moderate discoloration to vellum covered boards. G+ 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
GREAT HIKES IN THE POCONOS AND NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA., Newman, Boyd and Newman, Linda.
206 Newman, Boyd and Newman, Linda. GREAT HIKES IN THE POCONOS AND NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2000. 
176 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0811727734 B&w maps, drawings. "(An) easy-to-use guidebook to more than 40 favorite hikes in northeast Pennsylvania (north of Interstate 78, east of Route 15). Each hike begins with a table listing hike d istance, elevation, directions to trailhead, interesting features along the way, handicapped accessibility, duration of hike, hiking surface description, permissibility of hunting, and facilities, followed by a short narrative that describe s i n m o r e detail where to go and what to see on each hike. Each hike includes a topographic map with the selected route marked. The hikes vary from easy to moderate to challenging." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership mar ks . Ex t er io r - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ARMS AND ARMOUR OF THE CRUSADING ERA, 1050-1350.  VOLUME 1. WESTERN EUROPE AND THE CRUSADER STATES., Nicolle, David.
207 Nicolle, David. ARMS AND ARMOUR OF THE CRUSADING ERA, 1050-1350. VOLUME 1. WESTERN EUROPE AND THE CRUSADER STATES.
London Greenhill 1999 1853673471 / 9781853673474 Revised and updated edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
636 pp, small 4to (10" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings. "This comprehensive and lavishly illustrated volume details the armies, arms and equipment of western and central European states, and their client kingdoms in the Middle East, in over three centuries of military development and continuous warfare. Covering a decisive period in world history, when Christendom, Islam and the Mongol world came into violent and sustained conflict, this definitive study pinpoints the evolving military sciences, technologies and practices of Europe in an era of revolutionary change. (C)ombines a vivid commentary with over 2,000 superbly detailed line drawings, based on years of research into archaeological evidence and an examination of the pictorial art of the period. With chapters on Portugal, France, Castile, Aragon, Ireland, England, the Holy Roman Empire, the Italian states and the Latin Kingdoms of the Outremer, amongst others, this is a valuable work of broad scope which captures the spirit of warfare in the crusading era." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, some rubbing, very small dints on hinges. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
RAIDERS OVERHEAD:  A DIARY OF THE LONDON BLITZ.  REVISED AND ENGLARGED EDITION., Nixon, Barbara.
208 Nixon, Barbara. RAIDERS OVERHEAD: A DIARY OF THE LONDON BLITZ. REVISED AND ENGLARGED EDITION.
Scolar/Gulliver, (London, 1980), revised and enlarged edition. 
175 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings. ISBN 0906428068 "....When theatres closed during the Blitz (Barbara Nixon) volunteered as an Air Raid Warden...a post which was very largely a male preserve, and she la ter transferred to the ARP headquarters in Kensington, London. Knowledgeable and candid, her account of the Blitz differs, often dramatically, from the official histories of the War and from much that has been written since...Barbara Nixon i s e x t r e mely funny, as she weighs up, one by one, the new colleagues she is thrown in with on the night shift at an Air Raid Wardens' post in central London. She is sad as she remembers comforting homeless children, their houses in ruins, t h ei r p ar en ts u nd iscovered. Often exhausted and sometimes frightened, she is angry with the Government and the local council, for their neglect of the poor, whose shelter was inadequate, often insanitary and occasionally more dangerous than t he ho us es the y l eft . H er anger is a political anger and the gulfs in society were clearly apparent to Barbara Nixon in the frustration caused by officials whose sense of self-importance was heightened by the crisis of the attacks from the a ir, an d w hos e c ompe tenc e to d eal with emergencies was frequently questionable. Barbara Nixon's wit punctures these petty Bumbles in words and in some of her line drawings which illustrate the text. Many photographs and superb graphic work by Brit ain' s fo remo st wa r art ists com plement her own work and add a visual richness to this personal, highly readable and absorbing account of the people of London at war." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edg e wr inkli ng, m inor rubbi ng. V ery Go od+/V ery Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
209 Noble, Ronnie. SHOOT FIRST! ASSIGNMENTS OF A NEWSREEL CAMERAMAN.
George G. Harrap, London, (1955), first edition. 
271 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (purple cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs. The story of a news cameraman in World War II, the Middle East and the Korean War. Contents: Small Beginnings; The Fall of France; " On the Beaches...In the Streets..."; Middle East Meanderings; Dud Shells and Ignorance; I Meet the Japanese; To Death for the Emperor; The Newsreel War; At the Building of Zion; Scoops and Scuffles; Television and the Land of Morning Calm; The Glorious Gloucesters; The Wreckage of War; Tanks for the Memory; Pressmen and Tactics; Swords into Ploughshares; Red Frontiers; On the Home Beat. Very small star stamp on rear pastedown, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling to edges of textblock, a few small areas of darkening to color on boards, very light rubbing. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TREASURES FROM THE TOWER OF LONDON:  AN EXHIBITION OF ARMS AND ARMOUR., Norman, A.V.B. and Wilson, G.M.  Foreword by General Sir Peter Hunt.
210 Norman, A.V.B. and Wilson, G.M. Foreword by General Sir Peter Hunt. TREASURES FROM THE TOWER OF LONDON: AN EXHIBITION OF ARMS AND ARMOUR.
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 1982. 
131 pp, small 4to, (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0946009007 Illustrated with b&w photos, drawings, reproductions, color plates. Contents: The History of the Armouries; The History of Arms and Armour; Catalogue; Select Reading List ; Glossary. Minor rubbing on rear board. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, very minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one very small closed edge tear on rear flap. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE RED DEVILS: FROM BRUNEVAL TO THE FALKLANDS.  (NEW EDITION).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Norton, G.G.  Introduction by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
211 Norton, G.G. Introduction by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE RED DEVILS: FROM BRUNEVAL TO THE FALKLANDS. (NEW EDITION). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1984, 2nd edition. 
310 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0436315254 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "From Bruneval to North Africa, from Normandy to Suez, by parachute and glider the men of the Airborne Forces have gone by air to battle. But their activities have by no means been confined to purely airborne operations - the Special Air Service performed prodigies of valour behind the German Lines in the Western Desert and Italy; the Glider Pilot Regiment fought beside their infantry com rades in Normandy, at Arnhem and across the Rhine. Their post-war successors, maintaining these traditions, have stood between Jew and Arab in Palestine; fought and sweltered in the jungles of Malaya and Borneo; sweated in the Persian Gulf a n d t h e Radfan; choked on the summer dust of Cypriot roads; tasted the grit and sand of Egypt and Jordan in their mess tins; spent more than a deade facing terroritst ambush, bombs and bullets in Northern Ireland; exprienced the subzero temperat ur es an d bi t ing actic winds of the South Atlantic and 'tabbed' across the Falklands to spearhead victory in 1982. Nor should the aircrews who flew them be forgotten, or the air supply despatchers who maintained them, and the units who supporte d t hem . W it h w el l over 100 photographs and illustrations this book is a comprehensive single-volume history of the Airborne Forces. Accounts are given of the airborne actions fought by the British Army, whilst the development of the parachu te a ssau lt and th e us e o f glider-borne troops can be followed from their infancy to the massive 'coup de main' technique employed in the Rhine crossing." Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wrinkling alon g top ed ge, m inor rubb ing/ soiling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WAR IN THE YEMEN., O'Ballance, Edgard.
212 O'Ballance, Edgard. THE WAR IN THE YEMEN.
Archon, Hamden, Connecticut, 1971, first edition. 
218 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0208010386 "....a remarkable account of a bitter war fought in almost medieval conditions in a little-known country. It is also, inevitably, the story of a country forced by the necessities of its own warfare to advance with reckless speed into the twentieth century. Major O'Ballance is the best qualified historian, both from his long familiarity with the Middle East, and from his books on modern warfare and guerrilla fighting which h ave gained him such a wide reputation, to write this account - the only comprehensive one to date - of the Yemen War. He begins with the Yemen in 1948, a land as impenetrable as Tibet to the Western world, where the tyrannical Imam Yahya r e c e i v e d c omplaints from his people on little bits on paper and decorated the wall of his capital with the heads of argumentative subjects; and he ends twenty years later with a Republican government in the same capital, using foreign aid to bu il d ro ad s an d h ospitals, and keeping a precarious status quo with the help of tanks and aeroplanes. In between, we are given a fascinating and almost classic description of the meeting and struggle of two worlds: the world of the Imams who ke pt pe ace by t aki ng ho stages from each of the warring tribes and regarded motor cars with considerable distrust; and the world of the young officers trained abroad who found good military reasons for quoting Khrushchev, Nasser and Mao Tse- Tung in th eir succ ess ful eff orts to unseat a dynasty of kings. And the continuous self-seeking participation of Nasser and Faisal in this conflict, as Major O'Ballance is at pains to stress, highlights more cogently than ever the intricate w eb of sus pici ons and p reju dice s in whic h the nations of the Middle East find themselves struggling to coexist." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor ed ge wea r/wri nklin g, o ne ver y sma ll cl osed tear, minor soiling on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
EMPEROR'S CHAMBERMAIDS: THE STORY OF THE 14th/20th KING'S HUSSARS., Oatts, L.B., Lt.-Colonel.  Foreword by M.R.D. Foot.
213 Oatts, L.B., Lt.-Colonel. Foreword by M.R.D. Foot. EMPEROR'S CHAMBERMAIDS: THE STORY OF THE 14th/20th KING'S HUSSARS.
Ward Lock, London, 1973. 
518 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 706310012 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps, colour plates. "....the story of two Cavalry regiments, the 14th and 20th Light Dragoons, which were eventually amalgamated after the First World War to form the 14th/20th King's Hussars. Colonel Oatts has written a fascinating and often amusing story of the two Regiments in peace and war, deftly intertwined, and presented against a background of the history of Europe and the dev elopment of the British Empire. He takes us from the Jacobite Rebellions through the long struggle with Napoleon, the Indian Wars, with both Regiments fighting the Boers in South Africa at the turn of the nineteenth century. The horrors a n d d i s c o m forts of the Great War in France and Mesopotamia are fully described. With the rise of Hitler's Germany the horse gave way to the tank and the amalgamated Regiment went through its frustrating period of the Second World War and t he p os t -w ar p er io d as part of the Royal Armoured Corps. The Author takes us up to 1970, with the first visit to the Regiment of the newly appointed Colonel-in-Chief, H.R.H. The Princess Anne. Part of the Regiment was shortly destined to s erv e, for t he fir st tim e, in the Far East and after 1971 play its part in turbulent Ulster....The title of the book is the nickname of the 14th dating from 1813 when the Regiment captured the silver chamber-pot, originally owned by Napoleon, f rom Kin g Jo sep h B onap art e's car ria ge after the battle of Vittoria. It has since been a valued possession of the Officers' Mess." Cigarette odor, minor browning in page margins, very light browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/ bott om of spi ne, very ligh t ed ge w ear, light fading to top 1" of boards and spine, small corner bumps on boards, minor soiling to bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has been lined with stiff paper (glued on), light browning to edges and s pine, mode rate e dge w ear/ wrink ling, a fe w sma ll te ars/creases. Good+/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
214 Parsons, Iain, editor. (Christopher Chant, Richard Humble, John F. Davis, Donald Macintyre, Bill Gunston.) THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AIR WARFARE.
Leisure, (London, 1977). 
256 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, maps, graphs, drawings, profiles. "...covers the entire history of a mode of fighting that in less than 70 years has totally revolutionised warfare. This book deals with the development of warplanes from the first inevitably primitive machines of World War I to the very latest complex and sophisticated aircraft of today. This extensive volume contains 320 technically perfect full colour profile drawings displaying most major aircraft in their combat markings; many original maps and diagrams; a host of detailed charts of specifications and statistics; more than 300 powerful pictures, many in full colour; and over 100,000 words compiled into 31 chapters...the most dynamic and comprehensive history of war in the air." Minor browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light browning, light edge wrinkling, small scuff on rear panel, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
THE HAWKS: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE 14th/20th KING'S HUSSARS., Perrett, Bryan.  Foreword by Major-General J.M. Palmer.
215 Perrett, Bryan. Foreword by Major-General J.M. Palmer. THE HAWKS: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE 14th/20th KING'S HUSSARS.
Picton, Chippenham, 1984, first edition. 
151 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, uniform studies. "Throughout their long history, which dates from 1715, the Hawks have prided themselves on being good at their job, placing such emphasis on high individual standard of service that the Regiment awards its own medal in appropriate circumstances. Typically, the three battles of which it is proudest, Ramnuggur (1848), Ramadi (1917) and Medicina (1945) were all hard fights won against tremendous odds. The Regiment was formed from an amalgamation of the 14th and 20th Hussars, whose combined history spans every one of the world's major continents and includes such campaigns as the Peninsula, the Indian Mutiny, the Sudan, the South African War, the Western Front, Mesopotamia and Italy, to name but a few. Its first gallantry award was the rare commemorative medal struck for the victory of Preston in 1715, and it is the proud possessor of two Victoria Crosses, both won for the rescue of comrades in the most desperate circumstances. Since World War II the Regiment has served in Libya, Cyprus, the Far East, Ulster and Gemany. It is presently equipped with Chieftain tanks and recently its efficiency led to its being chosen to carry out troop gunner trials with the devastatingly accurate Improved Fire Control System. Bryan Perrett's immensely readable text rightly makes full recognition of the fact that a regiment's reputation is the sum total of its members 'individual effort..." Faint cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning along top edge. VG/VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FIRST APPROACHES TO THE NORTHWEST COAST., Pethick, Derek.
216 Pethick, Derek. FIRST APPROACHES TO THE NORTHWEST COAST.
Vancouver J.J. Douglas 1976 0888940564 / 9780888940568 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
232 pp, 9 1/4" H. Illustration section on green stock at front of book, map. "An ocean-going ship built of copper-sheathed mahogany. A trans-Siberian expedition that builds gallows every 20 miles. A circumnavigator who starts his working life as an apprentice to a Scottish grocer. Of the marvels and quirks of Europe's 18th-century forays to the northwest coast, few signs remain on Canada's Pacific shores. Yet before 1792, twenty-nine voyages reached land between what is now the California-Oregon border and the Bering Sea. Each of these voyages permanently altered the balance of power among European courts - as well as setting the tone of relations between the native peoples and the 'mau mau'l ney': those who came 'floating on the water without land'. Derek Pethick captures the political significance of each voyage while conveying the important details that make the men, their failures and accomplishments, come alive: for instance, the journal entry showing how the crew of the fated second Bering expedition, marooned on a desolate northern island, still debated whether they might lighten their misery by playing cards or whether this behaviour would be at variance with the tsar's orders." Faint erased pencil marks at top of front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small chips, several edge tears with old tape repairs on inside top edge, light rubbing/soiling, small surface paper loss on spine, small light water stain on inside bottom edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
YESTERDAYS OF BROME COUNTY.  REMINISCENCES - OLD TIME RECORDS - BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES - EASTERN TOWNSHIPS HISTORY.  VOLUME ONE., Phelps, Marion L., editor.  Foreword by Glen Brown.  G.P. Hawke, Omer Lavallee, Mabel (Kirby) Boyce, Mrs. Ray Gardner, Iva Duboyce, et al.
217 Phelps, Marion L., editor. Foreword by Glen Brown. G.P. Hawke, Omer Lavallee, Mabel (Kirby) Boyce, Mrs. Ray Gardner, Iva Duboyce, et al. YESTERDAYS OF BROME COUNTY. REMINISCENCES - OLD TIME RECORDS - BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES - EASTERN TOWNSHIPS HISTORY. VOLUME ONE.
Knowlton, Quebec Brome County Historical Society 1979 Reprint Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
138 pp + fold-out map at rear. 8 5/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Dedication; Looking Backward to 1867; Villages of Brome County as Listed in the Eastern Townships Gazetteer and General Business Directory 1867; Adamsville - The Early Years; The West Brome Methodist Chapel; Rev. Paul V. West; The Old Covered Bridge at West Brome; The Old Moffat Place, Iron Hill; Valedictory for the "Orford Mountain Railroad"; The Knowlton Distributing Home; Dr. N. Munder Harris; Glass with a History; Life in Echo Valley Lumber Camp; Our Woodland; Shades of Foster Park or the Tale of the Elusive Cow; The Substitute Soldier; The Historical Booth at the Fair, September 1966; The Union Church, Iron Hill; The Slash; The Foster House, Foster, P.Q.; Bolton Glen School Christmas Entertainment About 1923; Dr. Henry Edwin Gillanders, B.A., M.D., C.M.; Abercorn Railway Station; Brome County Century Farm Owners 1962; Publications of the Brome County Historical Society; Acknowledgements; Map of the Eastern Townships of Canada - 1867. Waviness through book at hinge areas - due to manufacturing process. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE GERMAN AIR FORCE., Philpott, Bryan.
218 Philpott, Bryan. HISTORY OF THE GERMAN AIR FORCE.
Bison, London, 1986. 
192 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, colour cutaways. ISBN 0861242750 "German military aviation got off to a somewhat slow start in the years before World War I but innovative aircraft designs and brilliant pilots soon established a deadly reputation in the skies over the Western Front. The Germans were pioneers too in long-distance bombing by the naval air service's Zeppelins and the later Gotha aircraft. Despite t h e restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I innovation continued, to be accelerated when Hitler came to power and the new Luftwaffe had its baptism of fire in Spain. The Luftwaffe went on to play a vital part in th e B litzkrieg campaigns of the early war years and came close to defeating Britain in 1940. The later war years were dominated in turn by the efforts to hold back the American bombers by day and the British by night. In the process the best Ger man p il ots became the most effective in the world, the leading German ace, Hartmann, scoring some 352 victories, while in the technical field Germany pioneered the use of jet aircraft. The present day East German air force is by far the best equ ippe d i n t he Warsaw Pact outside the Soviet Union, fielding such types as the MiG-23 and MiG-27. The new West German Luftwaffe has undergone some problems with its aircraft but with the introduction of the Tornado it now has the equipment to mat ch it s un doub ted operational efficiency. (This book) features Bryan Philpott's carefully researched text as well as photographs and artworks depicting the great and famous aircraft, the men who fought in them and their role in the great conflict s of ( the 2 0th) century. This unique contribution to the history of military aviation is sure to appeal to any aricraft enthusiast." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small t ear wi th we ar (archivally taped) at top of rear hinge, tiny scuff on front flap fold, soft wrinkling at top of front panel, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TRUTH ABOUT DIRTY TRICKS:  FROM HAROLD WILSON TO MARGARET THATCHER., Pincher, Chapman.
219 Pincher, Chapman. THE TRUTH ABOUT DIRTY TRICKS: FROM HAROLD WILSON TO MARGARET THATCHER.
Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1991, first edition. 
343 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0283060603 B&w photographs. "Dirty tricks - actions carried out surreptitiously to inflict damage - are the lifeblood of the secrets world and have a far greater impact on the lives of ordinary people than commonly imagined. From the MI5 plot against Wilson to the Iraqi oil-pipe super-gun, 'dirty tricks' have recently dominated the headlines: and in the exciting new era of East-West relations they are a growth industry. T h e W i l son years were a piping period for dirty tricks, both real and imagined, but the Thatcher reign is also having its share: since Gorbachev came to power the KGB's dirty tricks department has never been so active. In his long career Cha p ma n Pi n ch er h as been associated with many dirty tricks and confesses to deliberate involvement in some of them. His latest book is an up-to-date study of the activities of master dirty tricksters from Wilson's 'Rasputin', through Peter Wri gh t an d Sir M aur ice Ol dfield to Gorbachev's army of 'techno-bandits', now using every underhand ruse to secure the Western technology which the Kremlin so desperately needs. It ranges through assassinations, character assassinations, defect ors w ho n ev er w ere , bl ackm ail through sex, betrayals and deceptions of staggering ingenuity. With access to documents and new information Chapman Pincher is able to reveal the real truth about the Wallace Affair, the plot against Lord Roths chil d, and a sc ore o f ot her m yster ies. Examining the impact of the new East-West situation on the world's secret services he explains why dirty tricks will continue to prosper and exert their impact on history." Very light soiling mark at bott om of fre e fr ont en dpape r, fai nt cig arett e odor, small light watermark on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SHOT DOWN AND IN THE DRINK: RAF AND COMMONWEALTH AIRCREWS SAVED FROM THE SEA 1939-1945., Pitchfork, Graham, Air Commodore.  Foreword by Flight Lieutenant John Cruickshank VC.
220 Pitchfork, Graham, Air Commodore. Foreword by Flight Lieutenant John Cruickshank VC. SHOT DOWN AND IN THE DRINK: RAF AND COMMONWEALTH AIRCREWS SAVED FROM THE SEA 1939-1945.
National Archives, Kew, 2005, first edition. 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1903365872 B&w photographs, maps, diagrams. "The RAF's Air Sea Rescue Service saved thousands of aircrews during the Second World War, often in the most challenging conditions. This wide-ranging, authoritative account draws on over 40 first-hand testimonies and official reports from the National Archives, as well as dramatic, previously unpublished photographs. It explores Air Sea Rescue action in three operational areas - nor thwest Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East - and features a wide variety of rescue craft: RAF or Royal Navy launches, airborne lifeboats, aircraft such as the Lysander or specialist amphibians and flying boats. In-depth research into offi c i a l records reveals how the Service was formed and how it evolved in wartime years; it also provides many fascinating details of the training and equipment on which physical survival was to depend. Several of the compelling individual accounts, f ro m new archival research or interviews with surviving members of the Goldfish Club, appear for the first time in print. They vividly evoke the reality of being shot down at sea, sometimes drifting for days awaiting rescue, and the variety of f orm s i n which this eventually came." Place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing and two fai nt r ub lines on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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