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THE SHEIKH AND THE DUSTBIN AND OTHER McAUSLAN STORIES., Fraser, George MacDonald.  Cover illustration by Quentin Blake.
61 Fraser, George MacDonald. Cover illustration by Quentin Blake. THE SHEIKH AND THE DUSTBIN AND OTHER McAUSLAN STORIES.
Collins Harvill, London, 1988, 1st edition. 
189 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 000222707X Export edition, without price on dust jacket flap. Continues the career of "The Dirtiest Soldier in the World", Private McAuslan, first seen in "The General Danced at Dawn" and th en in "McAuslan in the Rough". In these pages "he appears as the unlikeliest of batmen to his long-suffering protector and persecutor, Lieutenant Dand MacNeill, as guardroom philosopher and adviser to the leader of the Riff Rebellion, as t r e n c h a n t commentator on Scotland's World Cup performance, and even as Lance-Corporal McAuslan, the Mad Tyrant of Three Section. Whether map-reading his erratic way through the Sahara by night, confronting mobs of Arab rioter ('Mither o' Goa d! Wu ll y e lo ok at yon!), or falling hapless victim to the plots of poachers and illicit distillers in the wilds of darkest Perthshire, McAuslan's talent for comic catastrophe is as sure as ever, waking happy memories of an Army life and chara cte r s t hat ar e fas t f a ding away." Faint cigarette odor, light soiling to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear - mainly at top of hinges, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
RESOURCE GUIDE FOR THE WAR OF 1812., Fredricksen, John C., compiler.
62 Fredricksen, John C., compiler. RESOURCE GUIDE FOR THE WAR OF 1812.
Self-published, 1979. 
156 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. "Bibliography of 1,674 books, pamphlets, and articles; indexed into 13 categories for ease of use." Contents: Preface; General Texts; West and Northwest Frontiers; Lake Erie; Niagara Frontier and Lake Ontario; The St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain; The Atlantic Seaboard; Chesapeake Bay; The South; The War at Sea; Politics and Peace; Military and Biographical; Indians; Prisoners of War; Manuscripts in the United States; Manuscripts in Canada; Service of Unite d S t a t es Regiments; Service of British and Canadian Regiments; Chronology of War on Land and Sea. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, a few soft creases on covers, one small corner crease, hi n ge c re as es, light to moderate rubbing with some color loss - mainly on rear cover, a few wrinkles on spine. Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 29th AND 36th REGIMENTS OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Gale, Richard.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
63 Gale, Richard. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 29th AND 36th REGIMENTS OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
London Leo Cooper 1970 0850520312 / 9780850520316 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
122 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "Since their formation in 1694 as Farrington's Regiment the Worcestershire Regiment (bearing the numbers 29 and 36) has achieved almost unique status, being one of the only four British regiments to have an English motto and one of the only two to bear the elongated garter star as a badge as well as having a naval crown above it. This last distinction was awarded to them for the part they played whilst serving as Marines in the British fleet at the action known as 'the Glorious First of June'. Subsequently they distinguished themselves in the Peninsular War and the Sikh Wars, and they are remembered in more recent times for their superb action at Gheluvelt in 1914 when by closing the gap in the British line they saved Ypres and halted the German advance to the Channel ports. Later they fought doggedly at Neuve Chappelle and in all gained nine V.C.s during the Great Wa r. In the 1939-1945 War they raised twelve battalions and fought, as their nickname 'Guards of the Line' suggests, with great gallantry and steadiness all over the world. Gazala-Point 187, Normandy, Kohima and Mandalay are but a few of the names familiar to the Worcesters. Now the Regiment is to be amalgamated with the Sherwood Foresters. On the cap-badge of the new Regiment the motto 'Firm' stands out, permanently signifying the intention to continue the traditions of loyalty and service. General Gale, one of the Regiment's most distinguished sons, has here written a colourful account of the history of one of our great County Regiments." Includes a chapter on 'Traditions and Customs' and the music for 'Royal Windsor'. Previous owner's small stamp on front endpapers, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to spine and at top/bottom edges of boards, tiny bump at top edge of front board, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light browning on spine and flap-folds, very small sicker pull on front panel, light edge wrinkling, light rubbing and soiling, two tiny edge tears, two small closed tears with creases - taped on inside. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
INFANTRY REGIMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE HISTORY, DECORATIONS, HONORS AND COLORS OF EACH INFANTRY REGIMENT IN THE REGULAR ARMY., Gallagher, Kenneth S. and Pigeon, Robert L., editors.
64 Gallagher, Kenneth S. and Pigeon, Robert L., editors. INFANTRY REGIMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE HISTORY, DECORATIONS, HONORS AND COLORS OF EACH INFANTRY REGIMENT IN THE REGULAR ARMY.
Military Press, New York, 1986. 
351 pp, 4to (11 1/14" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517614944 "This book traces the distinguished history of America's Infantry Regiments as well as listing the honors and decorations that were earned during each regiments' campaigns. Each regiment is covered in comprehensive detail, including a complete historical lineage of each regiment and the individual battalions that were assigned to each of the parent regiment over the years, a complete list of campaigns - including Vietnam - in which each unit participated, and a list of all the decorations and honors given to each regiment. In addition, each regimental coat of arms is beautifully presented in full color with an accompanying description of the shield, crest and mot to . Finally, Medal of Honor winners are listed by regiment at the end of the text." Very small remainder dot on top of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight cigarette smoke odor, shallow bump on fore-edge of front board, light bro wni ng on edges of text block. Dust jacket has slight yelowing at edges, 1" shallow scuff/bump on front flap-fold, 2" scratch with some perforation on rear panel, two small edge tears archivally taped. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
65 Gaston, Peter, compiled by. KOREA 1950-1953: PRISONERS OF WAR, THE BRITISH ARMY.
London London Stamp Exchange 1976 0948130903 / 9780948130908 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
28 pp, 8 1/4" H. "This list contains the names of British Army personnel who were reported 'Missing' and, in most cases, their eventual classification. Names of those definitely identified as KIA (i.e. who never became POWs) have in general been withdrawn although there are one or two exceptions in an endeavour to correct the many lists in circulation made from newspaper reports of the period and subject to gross inaccuracy. " Names are listed alphabetically under regiments. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one or two small soft creases on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE WILTSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 62nd AND 99th REGIMENTS OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Gibson, Tom.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
66 Gibson, Tom. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE WILTSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 62nd AND 99th REGIMENTS OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1969, first edition. 
147 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. Follow the history of the Regiment from the 18th century when they participated in the siege of Louisburg, through 19th century postings including New Zealand, Chin a, India, and South Africa, and on through the First and Second World Wars. In 1959 "the Wiltshires were amalgamated with the Royal Berkshire Regiment to form the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire)....Tom Gibson t e l l s t h i s exciting story and brings to life some of the great events in their history, events called to mind by the names emblazoned on the Regimental colours which now hang peacefully in Salisbury Cathedral in the heart of Wiltshire." Incl ud es t he mu si c an d lyrics for the Regimental March, which is based on an old Wilshire tune , 'The Vly'. Tiny light stain in margin of page 48 & 49, very light browning to edges of textblock, light fading to top edge of boards, small bump at top /bo tto m o f sp ine , tin y bump to bottom corners. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips/tears, two 1" tears (archivally taped), browning to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
67 Glover, Michael. WELLINGTON'S PENINSULAR VICTORIES: BUSACO - SALAMANCA - VITORIA - NIVELLE. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
London B. T. Batsford 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
192 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). "In the course of the Peninsular War, Wellington became the most celebrated general in British history. When he landed in Lisbon in April 1809, however, there seemed little reason to suppose that the British could maintain their foothold in Portugal, still less to imagine that the French could be driven out of the Peninsula and across the Pyrenees. Since 1793 the British army had experienced a long succession of defeats and reverses. Before Wellington could take the field he had first to overhaul the entire organization of his forces. His allies' troops were ill-led, ill-trained and ill-equipped. His atttempts to co-operate with his Spanish colleagues were stultified by rivalry and distrust. Michael Glover has written a lucid narrative of the difficulties and set-backs of the five years' campaigning that brought the allies to Toulouse in April 1814. Against this background are full-scale accounts of the four battles - Busaco, Salamanca, Vitoria and the Nivelle - in which Wellington defeated his principal opponents of the War - Massena, Marmont, Jourdan and Soult. The officers and men who served in the Peninsula left behind them many absorbing and often moving eyewitness descriptions, and it is on these, no less than on his long acquaintance with the secondary sources of the history of the War, that (he) has based his study of the battles. The numerous illustrations, taken from the supreme period of military art, are themselves of outstanding interest and, with the six maps and plans in the text, complement a perceptive account of Wellington and his army." Light edge wear, previous owner's name stamp on front pastedown, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has browning to the spine and edges, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small edge tears. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY (THE 32nd AND 46th REGIMENTS OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Goldsmith, R.F.K.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
68 Goldsmith, R.F.K. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY (THE 32nd AND 46th REGIMENTS OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1970, first edition. 
122 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520363 B&w photographs, reproductions. "In (this volume) we have a regiment that began life as Marines at the time when the Royal Navy first penetrated into the Mediterranean; we have an other regiment, quite separate at that time from the first, taking part as the only complete unit in the otherwise best forgotten foray into the Highlands after Bonny Prince Charlie that ended disastrously at Prestonpans; and we have the crow n i n g g l ory of the defence of the Residency at Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny. This in addition to participation in the American War of Independence, a reminder of which is still worn by all light infantrymen in their cap badge; the Peninsul ar W ar a n d Wa terloo and the wars in the Crimea, in Egypt and in South Africa. The story goes into two world wars and in the exploits here recorded it was west country men who, particularly in the second of them, provided the backbone of the D .C. L.I .'s ba tt al ion s. A regimental history would be a dull affair were it not for the records and diaries that past members have left behind them. The D.C.L.I. is particularly fortunate in its 'other rank' chroniclers and Privates Waterfiel d an d Me tcal fe, Cor por al R yder and Sergeant Philip are a quartet the interest and pungency of whose anecdotes it would be hard to beat...." Includes the music and lyrics for the Regimental March 'One and All' and lyrics for 'Trelawny'. Fain t cig arett e odo r, l ight wri nkli ng at top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips and tears at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning on spine and flap-folds. Very G ood/Go od+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE QUEEN'S MALABARS (THE OLD 200th):  A NOT SO FAMOUS REGIMENT., Graham, Andrew.
69 Graham, Andrew. THE QUEEN'S MALABARS (THE OLD 200th): A NOT SO FAMOUS REGIMENT.
London Leo Cooper 1970 085052055X / 9780850520552 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Osbert Lancaster. 
93 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. A tongue-in-cheek take-off of the 'Famous Regiments' series. "The untrammelled deserts of the Army List (restricted) can offer no oasis of information; Whitehall's hallowed sanctuary can only look askance at the casual enquirer who asks: 'Who are the Queen's Malabars?' In all the dark corners of the earth, in all the torrid zones of the extremities previously defended, nay, patronised by the British Army, the 200th Foot have always distinguished themselves by their steadiness in adversity, by their utter fearlessness in the face of the foe, and by their universal joie de vivre, elan and esprit de corps. It was the 'Old 200th' who put Waterloo on the map (27 miles to the south-east of its original position), who held Barnard Castle against the attacking hordes of Bashi-Bazouks - even when the supply of Gevrey Chambertin '38 gave out, who fought the Royalists to a standstill at Chalgrove and defeated the Ironsides in one afternoon, the fighting regiment who walked around the Maginot Line even before the demolition of the Siegfried Line had been completed. With the honesty bred of such men as these one can truly say: 'There has never been a regiment like the Queen's Malabars' - and there can certainly never have been a regimental history like this." Very small bump to top corners of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of flap- folds and spine, very light browning, minor soiling, corner crease on rear flap. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
70 Grant, Charles. Colour plates by Michael Roffe. Editor: Philip Warner. FOOT GRENADIERS OF THE IMPERIAL GUARD. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES.
Osprey, (Reading, 1971). 
40 pp + 8 pp plates, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps, 8 pages of color uniform studies. Contents: The Last Hours; The First Years; The Empire; Ulm and Austerlitz; Berlin; Eylau and Friedland; Spain; Return to the Danube; Russia; 1813; 1814; Waterloo. Interior - light browning to margins of pages and inside of covers, light cigarette odor, small soiling mark in margin of page 40. Exterior - heavy browning to covers and edges of textblock, soiling on bottom of textblock, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, bump to bottom corner. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
71 Grant, Charles. Colour plates by Michael Roffe. Editor: Philip Warner. THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES.
Osprey, (Reading, 1971). 
40 pp + 8 pp plates, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, 8 pages of color uniform studies. Contents: Monck's Regiment; The Seventeenth Century; 1702-1781; The Napoleonic Wars; The Crimea; Egypt, Sudan, and South Africa; World War I, World War II. Interior - light browning to margins of pages and inside of covers, light cigarette odor, previous owners notation in ink on page 29. Exterior - heavy browning to covers and edges of text block , soiling on bottom of textblock, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
72 Grant, Charles. Colour plates by Michael Youens. Editor: Philip Warner. THE BLACK WATCH. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES.
Osprey, (Reading, 1971). 
40 pp + 8 pp plates, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, 8 pages of color uniform studies. Contents: The Early Years; Fontenoy and Ticonderoga; America; Alexandria; The Peninsular War; The Waterloo Campaign; The Crimea and India; Egypt and South Africa; 1914-18; 1939-1952. Interior - light browning to margins of pages and inside of covers, light cigarette odor. Exterior - heavy browning to covers and edges of textblock, soiling on bottom of textblock, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, soft bump to top corner, tiny bump to bottom rear corner. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE KING'S OWN ROYAL REGIMENT (LANCASTER) (THE 4th REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Green, Howard
73 Green, Howard THE KING'S OWN ROYAL REGIMENT (LANCASTER) (THE 4th REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, (1972), first edition. 
143 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520908 B&w illustrations, march. "The Regiment (repelled many offensives) in its early life - particularly at Minorca in 1756, Salamanca, Waterloo, Inkerman, Sebastopol and Spion Kop in the South African War. It was one of the few British regiments to make the desert march across Abyssinia for the attack on Magdala, and also fought in the Zulu War. Wherever the fighting was most deadly and the odds against victory most daunting, it is safe to assume that the King's Own were there. The Regiment boasted twenty battle-honours when the Great War broke out, and in those dreadful four years of slaughter it was to add a further 59 - Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1 9 1 4 , A i s n e 1914, Festubert 1915, Loos, Passchendaele, Macedonia 1915-18, Suvla, Tigris 1916, Baghdad; these are just a few of them. In the Second World War the King's Own waited patiently for the ships at Dunkirk; fought in Syria, North Afr ic a an d I ta ly ; sw eated out the siege of Malta; penetrated hundreds of miles behind the Japanese lines as Chindits. All these actions, and more, are described in this vivid and action-packed story." Previous owner's small stamp on each of fro nt en dpa pe rs , t iny b ump to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
SEMPER PARATUS:  THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HAMILTON LIGHT INFANTRY (WENTWORTH REGIMENT) 1862-1977., Greenhous, Brereton (ed.) and Brown, Kingsley.
74 Greenhous, Brereton (ed.) and Brown, Kingsley. SEMPER PARATUS: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HAMILTON LIGHT INFANTRY (WENTWORTH REGIMENT) 1862-1977.
Hamilton The RHLI Historical Association 1977 0969075405 / 9780969075400 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
446 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, color plates (including uniforms), map endpapers. Contents: The First Mess Dinner; Early Days; A Change of Command; On Active Service; Ridgeway; Lessons Learned; The Late Victorian Years; Th e South African War; The Twentieth Century; The Great War; An 'In-Between' Time; The Second World War; Operation Jubilee; The End of Jubilee; The Return to Europe; Verrieres Ridge; Back to Dieppe; Dieppe to Woensdrecht; South Beveland and the Watch on the Maas; The Drive to the Rhine; Xanten - The Last Battle; Forty Years On. Tiny bump at bottom corner of boards, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMPAIGNS AND HISTORY OF THE ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT FROM 1684 TO 1902., Gretton, G. le M., Lieutenant-Colonel.
75 Gretton, G. le M., Lieutenant-Colonel. THE CAMPAIGNS AND HISTORY OF THE ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT FROM 1684 TO 1902.
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1911, first edition. 
462 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover (rebound in medium blue glazed cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board), new endpapers - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. 5 b&w plates, including frontispiece (1 double-page) + 8 pages (7 fold-out ) containing 10 maps in total - collated. Contents; Preface; The Raising of the Regiment: And the Wars of William III; Marlborough's Campaigns in the War of the Spanish Succession; The Second Siege of Gibraltar - The Siege of Ostend - Le x i n g t o n - Bunker's Hill; The War with the French Republic: Toulon - Corsica - Egypt. The Napoleonic War: The West Indies; The First War With China; The Second War with Burma; The War in the Crimea; Operations During the Mutiny in India; Rai si ng o f th e Se c on d Battalion: The War in New Zealand; Change in mary Organisation: The Second Afghan War; The War in Egypt; The Nile Expedition; The Black Mountain Expedition: The Tirah Campaign; Mounted Infantry in Mashonaland: The War in S out h A fri ca : C ol esb er g a nd Bethlehem; South Africa (Continued): Slabbert's Nek: The Brandwater Basin: Bergendal: Monument Hill: Lydenburg: The Mounted Infantry of the Royal Irish Regiment: Appendices - The Movements of the XVIIIth Royal Ir ish Regi ment fr om t he Time of its Fo rmation in 1684 to the End of the War in South Africa in 1902, and the Places where it has been Quartered in Time of Peace; Casualty Roll; Officers of the 1st and 2nd Battalion who Died in the West Indies Betw een 1 805 a nd 1 816; Rol l of Offi cers, War rant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Men of the Royal Irish Regiment to Whom Have Been Awarded the Victoria Cross, Medals for Distinguished Conduct in the Field, for Meritorious Service, a nd fo r Long Servi ce an d Goo d Co nduct ; The Tirah Camp aign: Colonel Lawrence's Order of June 8, 1898; The Soldier's Kit in South Africa; Instructions for the Defence of Trains; Diary Showing Movement of the First Battalion in the North of th e Tran svaal B etween April 12, 19 01, a nd Sep tember 30, 19 01; Su ccession of Colonels of the Regiment; Memorials of the Royal Irish Regiment; Table Showing the Former Numbers and Present Names of the Infantry Regiments of the Regular Army. Ind ex. Pr evious o wner's small stamp o n fron t paste down; l ight bro wning t o pages; map #2 has several small edge tears (some with creases) - archivally taped, small piece missing from corner, and crease down fore-edge; map #4 has split crease do wn fore- edge - re paired with a rchival tape; e dges of textbloc k are bro wned; li ght bump to top corner of rear board, tiny shallow dint on front board, shelf rubbing to bottom of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROYAL MARINES., Grover, G.W.M., Colonel.  Illustrated by Lieut.-Colonel H.A. Bass.
76 Grover, G.W.M., Colonel. Illustrated by Lieut.-Colonel H.A. Bass. SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROYAL MARINES.
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1948, first edition. 
68 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with insignia in gold on front cover), in dust jacket. Colour frontispiece (Royal Marines - King's and Regimental Colours), b&w uniform studies, fold-out map at rear. A brief history of the Royal Marines from the Second Dutch War to the Second World War. Appendices give: The Divisions, Royal Marines; Approximate Strengths at Various Times; Casualties and Honours in Two World Wars; Badges, Mottoes, Nicknames; Rights in the City of Lond on; Army Regiments Who Have Been Marines; Awards of the Victoria Cross to Royal Marines. Very light browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, very light cigarette odor, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of s p i n e , s l ight darkening to edges of boards. Dust jacket has edge chips and tears, browning to spine and flap-folds, moderate soiling, edge creases and wrinkles. Very Good-/Poor 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WESTERN WAY OF WAR: INFANTRY BATTLE IN CLASSICAL GREECE., Hanson, Victor Davis.  Introduction by John Keegan.
77 Hanson, Victor Davis. Introduction by John Keegan. THE WESTERN WAY OF WAR: INFANTRY BATTLE IN CLASSICAL GREECE.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1989, first edition. 
244 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0394571886 "(This book) draws from an extraordinary range of sources - Greek poetry, drama, and vase painting, as well as historical records - to fashion a dramatic narrative of what actually took place on the battlefield. It is the first study to explore the actual mechanics of classical Greek battle from the vantage point of the infantryman - the brutal spear-thrusting and shield-pushing in the phalanx, the difficulty of fighting i n bronze armor, the mass panic and hysteria. Hanson discusses all facets of this terrifying, murderous business: the physical condition and age of the men and their commanders, their weapons, their capabilities, their spirit and morale, their l i ke ly wounds. His analysis also covers the social and political aspects of the soldier's experience, and he makes clear how profoundly the simple, brief, and brutal misery of infantry battle defined a man's entire relationship with his family, h is co mmu n ity, his country." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, one tiny closed tear, slight fading to spine color. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PARA!  FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT., Harclerode, Peter.  Foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray.
78 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
 
 
BANNERS IN THE AIR:  THE EIGHTH OHIO VOLUNTEERS AND THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR., Hard, Curtis V.  Edited by Robert H. Ferrell.
79 Hard, Curtis V. Edited by Robert H. Ferrell. BANNERS IN THE AIR: THE EIGHTH OHIO VOLUNTEERS AND THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR.
The Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio, (1988). 
147 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "Here, in short compass, is a lively, highly personal, and compelling account of what the war was like to the soldiers....Hard's group (Hard was the colonel of the Eight Ohio Volunteer) was the only Ohio regiment to go to Cuba. The men saw no combat action because they arrived only a few days before the armistice of Santiago, but the value of Hard's account lies elsewhere - in the story he tells of the men in his regiment. He recounts the mechanics of mobilization, camp life, the pace and problems of campaigning, and the traditional enemy of soldierly life before this century - illness. Seventy-two of the 1,325 men in the regiment died from malaria or other illness in Cuba or aboard ship or at Montauk or in hospitals in the United States or at home. Hard's narrative is enhanced by over thirty photographs - many taken by and preserved in the personal album of Chief Musician William R. Palmer, bandmaster of the E ighth... " Small bump to top corner of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BENGAL CAVALRY REGIMENTS 1857-1914.  OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 91., Harris, R.G.  Colour plates by Chris Warner.  Series editor, Martin Windrow.
80 Harris, R.G. Colour plates by Chris Warner. Series editor, Martin Windrow. BENGAL CAVALRY REGIMENTS 1857-1914. OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 91.
(Osprey, London, c1979), reprint. 
40 pp + 8 pp of plates, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos, drawings, reproductions, 8 pages of uniform studies in full-color. Contents: Introduction; The Regiments; The Plates. Interior - faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light yellowing to edges, very light soiling on bottom of textblock. VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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