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AFTER THESE MANY QUESTS., Gander, Marsland.  (Leonard Marsland Gander.)
201 Gander, Marsland. (Leonard Marsland Gander.) AFTER THESE MANY QUESTS.
London MacDonald 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Signed by Author
367 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w photographs. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "L.Marsland Gander / London, / July 9, 1950" with underscore. "Marsland Gander is a man who has 'been places and seen things', things which he records in this autobiography of a successful journalist with all the vigour and humour of a great adventure. Born and brought up in London's East End, the future War Correspondent and Radio Critic started his career on a local paper and worked his way up. Since those early days he has visited more than thirty countries and met many famous men and women. His assignments have given him an 'inside slant' on some of the biggest stories of recent times, and in several instances he is now able to disclose information which was hitherto suppressed by the censor. (He) witnessed the much criticised campaign in Southern France, the sensational capture of Leros, the Airborne drop across the Rhine and the liberation of Rome, Athens and Amster-dam. Since the war he has toured America from coast to coast and has much to say of recent radio and television developments. There are personal anecdotes of President Truman, the Pope, Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, George Lansbury, of famous soldiers like Montgomery and Alexander, and many others." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one page leaf with three very small or tiny chips (with opposite leaf paper tags) and a very small edge tear - also a soft wrinkle, light toning to endpapers, light toning to edges of text block and tiny foxing marks on top of text block, tiny dents on bottom edge of both boards, one tiny and one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has small chips and tears (some with creases) - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, rubbing and soiling on panels, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
BLACK MAY., Gannon, Michael.
202 Gannon, Michael. BLACK MAY.
HarperCollins, New York, 1998, first edition. 
492 pp, large 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060178191 B&w photographs. "In May 1943, Allied sea and air forces won a stunning, dramatic, and vital victory over the largest and most powerful submarine force ever sent to sea, sin king forty-one German U-boats and damaging thirty-seven others. It was the forty-fifth month of World War II, and by the end of May the Germans were forced to acknowledge defeat and recall almost all of their remaining U-boats from the major t r a f f i c lanes of the North Atlantic. At U-Boat Headquarters in Berlin, despondent naval officers spoke of 'Black May'. It was a defeat from which the German U-boat fleet never recovered. 'Black May' is a triumph of scholarship and narrativ e , an i mp or ta nt work of history, and a great sea story. (The author) has done enormous research and produced the most thoroughly documented study ever done of these battles. In his compelling historical saga, the people are as significant as t he te chn ica l i nfo rmation. Given the strategic importance of the events of May 1943, it is natural to ask, How did Black may happen and why? Who or what was responsible? Were new Allied tactics adopted or new weapons employed? This book ans wer s th ose ques tion s an d many others. Drawing on original documents in German, British, U.S., and Canadian archives, as well as interviews with surviving participants, Gannon describes the exciting sea and air battles, frequently taking th e re ader insi de t he U- boats them selves, aboard British warshps, onto the decks of torpedoed merchant ships, and into the cockpits of British and U.S. aircraft. Throughout, Gannon tells the Black May story from both the German and Allied pers pecti ves, often using the a ctual words of captains and crew. Finally he allows the reader to 'listen in' on secretly recorded conversations of captured U-boat men in POW quarters during the same incredible month, giving intimate and moving acces s to t he th oughts and e motions of se amen t hat is unparalleled in naval literature." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small slight bump at top edge of front board and at top of rear hinge, minor browning at some edges, short remainder mark on botto m of te xt bloc k. Dust jacket has mi nor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, three small marks (color pencil) on inside surface. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LANCASTER AT WAR 2., Garbett, Mike and Goulding, Brian.
203 Garbett, Mike and Goulding, Brian. LANCASTER AT WAR 2.
London Ian Allan 1985 071100966X / 9780711009660 4th Impression Hard Cover Very Good Good 
160 pp, 4to (11 11/16" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, diagram endpapers. "(A) totally new collection of Lancaster stories and photographs; (this book) complements the earlier book, it does not duplicate it - much of its material has been, in many instances, inspired by the readers of the first 'Lancaster at War'. The only change is that this book tends to look rather more closely at the men who flew the Lancaster and the men and women who kept it in the air. It is nonetheless a further expansion of the celebrated Lancaster legend and will delight Lanc veterans, air historians and enthusiasts alike." Slight waviness to fore-edge of pages, small faint soiling mark on fore-edge of free front endpaper, slight bump to top corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear to boards - one small corner scuff. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling, creasing at top of spine and flap- folds, a few tiny chips, two small tears, faint watermark at top/bottom of inside spine and bottom of inside front panel, tiny scuff on front panel, a few wrinkles in laminate. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
LANCASTER AT WAR., Garbett, Mike and Goulding, Brian.  Foreword by Sir Arthur T. Harris.  With Contributions By Jack Currie, Lettice Curtis, Rod Rodley, Carl Olsson, Stan Wells, John Shelton, Lance Connery, Jimmy Griffiths, Edward Cook, Bill Breckenridge, W.B. Baker, et al.
204 Garbett, Mike and Goulding, Brian. Foreword by Sir Arthur T. Harris. With Contributions By Jack Currie, Lettice Curtis, Rod Rodley, Carl Olsson, Stan Wells, John Shelton, Lance Connery, Jimmy Griffiths, Edward Cook, Bill Breckenridge, W.B. Baker, et al. LANCASTER AT WAR.
London Ian Allan 1983 0711002258 / 9780711002258 Ninth Impression Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Photo Credits; Foreword; Introduction; The early days; In production; The shining sword; (A)nd the woman's view; Entry into service; The tip-off; Panorama of power; Making ready; Bombing up; Twenty Lancasters; Fuelling; Ready at dispersal; The unsung heroes; Not all had wings; Briefing; Prelude to Hell; Out to the kites; Interiors; Start up; First flight on ops; Taxying and marshalling; Take-off; Pilotless bomber; En route; Late guests; On target; Lightning strike; The way back; The Cathedral and I survived; Seven more for the Goldfish Club; Safely home; We "died" three times; Caterpillars Extraordinaire; After the raid; A cool welcome; Battle damage; Prangs; Insignia; 100 not out; Wings for Victory; Mercy missions; Lancs from Canada; Graveyards; Airfields - then and now; By Ermine Street to yesterday; The Dam Busters - fact and film; In memoriam. Small bump at all corners and at top/bottom of spine.. Dust jacket has moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light edge wrinkling elsewhere, slight fading to spine color, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SECRET SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF WORLD WAR II's HEROIC ARMY OF DECEPTION., Gerard, Philip.
205 Gerard, Philip. SECRET SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF WORLD WAR II's HEROIC ARMY OF DECEPTION.
Dutton, New York, 2002, first edition. 
400 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 052596640 B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he incredible story of an extraordinary group of American artists, designers, and engineering wizards who became America's unsung heroes o f the Second World War....The men of the 23d Headquarters Special Troops were recruited to become phantom warriors in a ghost army to help win the Battle of Europe. They fought in more campaigns, from D-Day to the Rhine River, with more All i e d a r m i es, than any other unit in the European Theater of Operations - yet not even their fellow American soldiers were aware of their presence. After Douglas Fairbanks Jr., USNR, completed a tour of England and its special forces installat io ns , t he H ol ly wood star convinced the Navy brass to train an elite unit that eventually evolved into the only Army force of its kind - a top-secret band of unknown heroes. These elite soldiers counted among their number designer Bill Blass and pa in te r E lls wor th Kelly, and were inspired by Hilton Howell Railey, the 'P.T. Barnum of Deception'. The Special Troops' mission was twofold: to deceive the German army into believing that the Allies possessed more troops and materiel tha n th ey a ctu all y di d an d, e ven more heroically, to draw enemy fire on their position to allow other units to advance free of lethal resistance. Through the art of camouflage, sonic deception, and illusion this extraordinary troops of brave, ingen ious men save d cou ntles s Ame rica n lives - while sometimes losing their own. From the use of inflatable rubber tanks and howitzers to elaborate sound effects, fake radio transmissions, special effects artillery fire, and other elements of stage craft , th ese s hadow soldie rs put thei r lives on the line for their brother soldiers and for their country - only to disappear from history and memory." Remainder mark across bottom of book. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, s mall re mainde r mar k at b ottom edge of both p anels. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD., Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander.
206 Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander. NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD.
London Grub Street 1993 0948817682 / 9780948817687 Revised Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Chris Thomas, cover art. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "After a short spell in a light bomber squadron flying Hawker Harts, (Gibbs) was transferred to the Fleet Air Arm, serving on the aircraft carriers 'Furious' and 'Courageous' , mastering the Shark and Swordfish. Another move took Gibbs to Gosport as a flying instructor, before he eventually joined a torpedo squadron. His readable and entertaining narrative describes a rapid and eventful progression from cadet to Flight Commander of a Beaufort squadron, whilst also giving a clear impression of the society he lived in and the RAF itself, struggling to come to terms with the dramatic changes war wrought upon a once peaceful country. (A)lso illustrates Gibbs' increasing dedication to the airborne torpedo as a means for attacking coastal shipping. His articulate account - the vivid impression of a young airman at war - conveys a clear picture of the evolving tactics of Beaufort squadrons as they adapted swiftly to changing circumstances and demands." Soft crease at top corner of free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing to glossy surfaces. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD., Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander.
207 Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander. NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD.
London Grub Street 1993 0948817682 / 9780948817687 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Chris Thomas, cover art. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "After a short spell in a light bomber squadron flying Hawker Harts, (Gibbs) was transferred to the Fleet Air Arm, serving on the aircraft carriers 'Furious' and 'Courageous' , mastering the Shark and Swordfish. Another move took Gibbs to Gosport as a flying instructor, before he eventually joined a torpedo squadron. His readable and entertaining narrative describes a rapid and eventful progression from cadet to Flight Commander of a Beaufort squadron, whilst also giving a clear impression of the society he lived in and the RAF itself, struggling to come to terms with the dramatic changes war wrought upon a once peaceful country. (A)lso illustrates Gibbs' increasing dedication to the airborne torpedo as a means for attacking coastal shipping. His articulate account - the vivid impression of a young airman at war - conveys a clear picture of the evolving tactics of Beaufort squadrons as they adapted swiftly to changing circumstances and demands." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
TORPEDO LEADER., Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander.
208 Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander. TORPEDO LEADER.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817569 / 9780948817564 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "A first-hand and very personal story, its lucid, exciting and readable narrative describes firstly the author's frustration as a Staff Officer in Cairo, then more significantly his triumphs and disasters as a Beaufort Flight Commander on anti-shipping operations from Malta in that crucial summer of 1942. Fighting uphill battles against 'the powers that be', Gibbs remained utterly dedicated to the airborne torpedoes as a weapon of war against shipping, and succeeded in changing not only tactical but also strategic policy - very rare indeed for a junior officer. But his book also gives new insight into the often haphazard way war was waged in the Mediterranean, the daily dangers, the inveitable losses." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TORPEDO LEADER., Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander.
209 Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander. TORPEDO LEADER.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817569 / 9780948817564 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "A first-hand and very personal story, its lucid, exciting and readable narrative describes firstly the author's frustration as a Staff Officer in Cairo, then more significantly his triumphs and disasters as a Beaufort Flight Commander on anti-shipping operations from Malta in that crucial summer of 1942. Fighting uphill battles against 'the powers that be', Gibbs remained utterly dedicated to the airborne torpedoes as a weapon of war against shipping, and succeeded in changing not only tactical but also strategic policy - very rare indeed for a junior officer. But his book also gives new insight into the often haphazard way war was waged in the Mediterranean, the daily dangers, the inveitable losses." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
COURAGE REMEMBERED:  THE STORY BEHIND THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE COMMONWEALTH'S MILITARY CEMETERIES AND MEMORIALS OF THE WARS OF 1914-1918 AND 1939-1945., Gibson, Edwin, Major and Ward, G. Kingsley.  Introduction by Major F.A. Tilston VC.  Foreword by Field Marshall the Lord Bramall.
210 Gibson, Edwin, Major and Ward, G. Kingsley. Introduction by Major F.A. Tilston VC. Foreword by Field Marshall the Lord Bramall. COURAGE REMEMBERED: THE STORY BEHIND THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE COMMONWEALTH'S MILITARY CEMETERIES AND MEMORIALS OF THE WARS OF 1914-1918 AND 1939-1945.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1989 0771087861 / 9780771087868 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
282 pp, 10" H. B&w and colour photographs. Map endpapers. "In the Beach Cemetery, Anzac, on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey lie the remains of Private John 'Simpson' and his donkey, Duffy. For three weeks, until they both were killed on 19 May, 1915, Simpson (whose real name was Kirkpatrick) and Duffy moved wounded men from the front lines to the army hospital a mile away. Two young brothers, Major P.K. Kennedy and Major D.P. Kennedy of Guelph, Ontario, fought side by side in France during World War II. They died in battle within two days of each other in September 1944. Their remains lie in the Calais Canadian War Cemetery, one of 2,500 cemeteries built and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. John Simpson and the Kennedys are among the 1,750,000 Commonwealth citizens who lost their lives during the two World Wars of the 20th century. These men and women now lie in the immaculate cemeteries of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, located in 140 countries as far flung as Belgium, Papua New Guinea, and India. (This) is the definitive guide to these cemeteries and to the almost 200 war memorials constructed by the Commission." Minor soiling mark on top of text block, tiny dent on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling/creasing, small scuff mark on spine, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
211 Gibson, Edwin, Major and Ward, G. Kingsley. Introduction by Major F.A. Tilston VC. Foreword by Field Marshall the Lord Bramall. COURAGE REMEMBERED: THE STORY BEHIND THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE COMMONWEALTH'S MILITARY CEMETERIES AND MEMORIALS OF THE WARS OF 1914-1918 AND 1939-1945.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1989 0771087861 / 9780771087868 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
282 pp, 10" H. B&w and colour photographs. Map endpapers. "In the Beach Cemetery, Anzac, on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey lie the remains of Private John 'Simpson' and his donkey, Duffy. For three weeks, until they both were killed on 19 May, 1915, Simpson (whose real name was Kirkpatrick) and Duffy moved wounded men from the front lines to the army hospital a mile away. Two young brothers, Major P.K. Kennedy and Major D.P. Kennedy of Guelph, Ontario, fought side by side in France during World War II. They died in battle within two days of each other in September 1944. Their remains lie in the Calais Canadian War Cemetery, one of 2,500 cemeteries built and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. John Simpson and the Kennedys are among the 1,750,000 Commonwealth citizens who lost their lives during the two World Wars of the 20th century. These men and women now lie in the immaculate cemeteries of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, located in 140 countries as far flung as Belgium, Papua New Guinea, and India. (This) is the definitive guide to these cemeteries and to the almost 200 war memorials constructed by the Commission." Previous owner's signature, place and date in ink on free front endpaper; minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light to moderate edge and hinge wrinkling/creasing, light rubbing, several wrinkles in laminate, two tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
212 Goldstein, Donald M. and Dillon, Katherine V., eds. THE PEARL HARBOR PAPERS: INSIDE THE JAPANESE PLANS.
Brassey's, (Dulles, Virginia, 2000). 
384 pp, 8vo, soft cover. Double page color map, b&w maps. "...comprises the original Japanese documents relating to the attack of December 7, 1941...explain(s) and place(s) into context secret plans, battle group histories, and intimate letters and diary extracts of the key Japanese naval officers. It also features a full-color reproduction of one of the most important documents of the war - the top-secret map drawn by the attack's lead pilot, Mitsuo Fuchida, to show Emperor Hirohito the battle's results...puts readers inside the Japanese thought process leading up to, during, and after the battle that changed the world." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright, flat uncreased spine . Fine 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
213 Golovko, Arseni G., Admiral. Translated by Peter Bloomfield. Edited with introduction by Sir Aubrey Mansergh. WITH THE RED FLEET: THE WAR MEMOIRS OF THE LATE ADMIRAL ARSENI G. GOLOVKO.
Putnam, London, 1965, first British edition. 
248 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (dark blue boards with silver lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Editor's Preface; Reflections Over my Diary; The Long-awaited Surprise, June 1941; A Calculated Risk, June 1941 ; Mistakes Notwithstanding, July-August 1941; A Shot for Victory, September-December 1941; On the External Route, September 1941-June 1942; The Story of PQ 17, July 1942; A Rebuff to the Scheer, August-September 1942; The Fight off Kanin N o s , S e p tember 1942; The Tragedy of the Sokrushitelny, October-December 1942; Submarine Exploits, December 1942-September 1943; Summoned to Moscow, October 1943; The Convoy Proceeds in Silence, October-November 1943; The End of the Scharnhorst, N ov em b er -D ec ember 1943; On the Arctic Communications, January-October 1944; An Example to Posterity, September-December 1944; Standing Astride the Sea, May-June 1945; A Postscript; Index. Previous owners bookplate on front endpaper, faint e ras ed pen ci l m ark s o n free front endpaper, very light rubbing on boards, two very small dints to top edge of front board, rear board fore-edge extends beyond edge of front board 1/8". VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
214 Gordon, John. WINGED SENTRIES / SENTINELLES DE L'AIR.
Canada John Gordon 1963 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good Claude Rousseau. 
104 pp, oblong (10 7/8" H x 13 1/2" D). B&w drawings. Inside of front cover has reproductions of signatures with a tissue overlay giving typed versions. Inside the rear cover, a tissue overlay gives reproduction signatures and typed versions over a drawing of the Trans-Canada Trophy. Bilingual text (English/French). "This book portrays the common and better known types of aircraft flown by Canadian military pilots during more than 50 years of war and peace. It includes the major types flown by Canadian airmen in the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Air Force in the First World War; the first Canadian air services, the Canadian Aviation Corps of 1914, and the Canadian Air Force of 1918-1919; the post-war Air Board and C.A.F.; the Royal Canadian Air Force and Civil Government Air Operations Directorate in the inter-war years; the Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War; and the new types brought into service int he past 15 or 20 years." Interior - a few pages with small wrinkle at top edge, slight browning to edges of transparent free endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light browning to rear cover, small area of surface paper loss at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 19.00 USD
 
 
SIAI S 79.  2a PARTE.  ALI D'ITALIA 11.  ITALIAN-ENGLISH TEXT.  (S.79), Gori, Cesare.
215 Gori, Cesare. SIAI S 79. 2a PARTE. ALI D'ITALIA 11. ITALIAN-ENGLISH TEXT. (S.79)
Torino La Bancarella Aeronatuica 1999 Stapled in Wraps Very Good Giovanni Paulli. 
64 pp, 11 5/8" H. Fold-out flaps at front and rear. B&w photographs, drawings, colour paint scheme studies. Bilingual text (Italian/English). Interior - minor crease and slight curl at fore-edge of fold-out flaps, very light toning to edges of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing on covers 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HMCS HAIDA:  BATTLE ENSIGN FLYING., Gough, Barry M.
216 Gough, Barry M. HMCS HAIDA: BATTLE ENSIGN FLYING.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2001 1551250586 / 9781551250588 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Grant Macdonald. 
255 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions of artwork by Grant Macdonald and others, maps/battle plans, colour plates. " 'HMCS Haida's story is an account of sharp-end war; of Canada's naval experience in Murmansk convoys and British Home Fleet protection; in English Channel operations, when Canadian and British naval units swept the German naval ensign from the seas; in the destruction of a U-boat, and in the liberation of Trondheim, Norway. Haida was always in on the action. She sank more enemy military tonnage than any other Canadian vessel. Haida's finest days were during the intense naval operations leading up to D-Day, when, with her sisters Huron and Iroquois and the ill-fated Athabaskan, with British and Polish men of war, she engaged German destroyers, torpedo boats, minesweepers and others - and never lost. She vigorously carried the war to the enemy at great risk. Her postwar career including two tours in the Korean theatre displays the same brave purpose in her officers and men, trained professionals and dedicated sailors. Barry Gough has written a new chapter in Canadian naval annals, showing that the best equipment brings forth the best results when good fortune and superb seamanship and weapons handling are matched in equal measure - Haida's illustrious story." Very minor edge wear at bottom of flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
HMCS HAIDA:  BATTLE ENSIGN FLYING., Gough, Barry M.
217 Gough, Barry M. HMCS HAIDA: BATTLE ENSIGN FLYING.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2001 1551250586 / 9781551250588 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Grant Macdonald. 
255 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions of artwork by Grant Macdonald and others, maps/battle plans, colour plates. " 'HMCS Haida's story is an account of sharp-end war; of Canada's naval experience in Murmansk convoys and British Home Fleet protection; in English Channel operations, when Canadian and British naval units swept the German naval ensign from the seas; in the destruction of a U-boat, and in the liberation of Trondheim, Norway. Haida was always in on the action. She sank more enemy military tonnage than any other Canadian vessel. Haida's finest days were during the intense naval operations leading up to D-Day, when, with her sisters Huron and Iroquois and the ill-fated Athabaskan, with British and Polish men of war, she engaged German destroyers, torpedo boats, minesweepers and others - and never lost. She vigorously carried the war to the enemy at great risk. Her postwar career including two tours in the Korean theatre displays the same brave purpose in her officers and men, trained professionals and dedicated sailors. Barry Gough has written a new chapter in Canadian naval annals, showing that the best equipment brings forth the best results when good fortune and superb seamanship and weapons handling are matched in equal measure - Haida's illustrious story." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CAMOUFLAGE & MARKINGS: RAF NORTHERN EUROPE 1936-45.  NUMBER 1: SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE., Goulding, James.
218 Goulding, James. CAMOUFLAGE & MARKINGS: RAF NORTHERN EUROPE 1936-45. NUMBER 1: SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE.
London Ducimus Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
Pagination runs 2 to 24 (24 pages in total including front cover), 9 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and drawings plus 2 pages of colour drawings. Contents: Supermarine Spitfire Fighters; Red and Blue Roundel; Compromise Colour; D-Day Markings Removed. Interior - slight browning to edges of pages, soft bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top corner of covers, light browning to edges of rear cover, light edge wear and rubbing, small crease and tiny tear at top edge of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CAMOUFLAGE & MARKINGS: RAF NORTHERN EUROPE 1936-45.  NUMBER 7: BRISTOL BLENHEIM., Goulding, James.
219 Goulding, James. CAMOUFLAGE & MARKINGS: RAF NORTHERN EUROPE 1936-45. NUMBER 7: BRISTOL BLENHEIM.
London Ducimus Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
Pagination runs 146 to168 (24 pages in total including front cover), 9 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and drawings plus centre spread of colour drawings. Interior - slight browning to edges of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of rear cover, small soft corner creases - migrates into a few adjacent pages, very light edge wear, minor rubbing, small ghost sticker mark on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE PRICE OF COMMAND:  A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS., Graham, Dominick.
220 Graham, Dominick. THE PRICE OF COMMAND: A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773726926 / 9780773726925 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
345 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Lieutenant General Guy Granville Simonds was one of the Second World War's most dynamic strategists and commanded enormous respect from British generals such as Bernard Montgomery and Alan Brooke. (This book) tells the whole story for the first time, tracing Simonds's family origins and detailing his postwar career as Canada's top military man. The focus, though, is on Simonds's campaigns in World War II. Graham takes us from the rocky shores of Sicily to the fierce fighting in the Dutch polders, examining the military and political infighting that seemed to dog every hard-won mile of Simonds's successful march into the German Rhineland." Small area of dampness staining at bottom of front board, gift inscription on half-title and on dedication page, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor soiling on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling on spine and at top edge, small area of dampness staining at bottom inside edge of front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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