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WITH FIRE AND SWORD:  AN HISTORICAL NOVEL OF POLAND AND RUSSIA., Sienkiewicz, Henryk.  Translated by Jeremiah Curtin.
81 Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Translated by Jeremiah Curtin. WITH FIRE AND SWORD: AN HISTORICAL NOVEL OF POLAND AND RUSSIA.
London / Boston J.M. Dent / Little, Brown 1897 Hard Cover Very Good - 
779 pp, 7 7/8" H. Rebound in red cloth, red leather spine with four raised bands and gilt lettering. New marbled endpapers and peach-coloured preliminaries. The text of the original volume begins with the title page. An historical novel set in 17th century Poland/Ukraine/Russia. There is an Introduction by the translator giving some historical background and the book concludes with three pages of "Notes". Previous owner's name label on a preliminary page, several introduction pages have old archival tape in fore-edge margin, top of title page has two small areas of surface paper loss with one letter missing in title and an old archival tape repair, very light browning to pages - mainly in margins, last text page has a few very small chips and tears at top edge, rear free endpaper has a small area of surface paper loss, light browning and a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, slight corner wear to boards and one very small corner bump. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
T-34/85.  SERIA "POD LUPA" 102., Skulski, Przemyslaw.
82 Skulski, Przemyslaw. T-34/85. SERIA "POD LUPA" 102.
Wroclaw Ace 1999 838615344X / 9788386153442 Soft Cover Fine 
35 pp, 11 3/4" H, (stapled in wraps). Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings and profiles. ***The main text is in Polish,*** with an English summary and description of the colour drawings on the covers. Many of the b&w drawings have bilingual captions. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
83 Smits, Frans, Jr. GEVECHTSKLEDING EN WAPENS UIT DE TWEEDE WERELDOORLOG.
Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1979. 
191 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color. DUTCH TEXT. Uniforms and weapons of World War II. Faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, small bookstore label on front pastedown, light edg e wear, light rubbing, one small corner bump - slight bump at other corners, a few small edge bumps, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FROM THE GROUND UP:  THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS OF McCAIN FOODS., Stoffman, Daniel.  With Tony Van Leersum.
84 Stoffman, Daniel. With Tony Van Leersum. FROM THE GROUND UP: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS OF McCAIN FOODS.
Toronto McCain Foods 2007 097837200X / 9780978372002 Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
250 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w and colour photographs. "Nobody, least of all the McCain brothers, imagined that the little frozen foods plant they opened in 1957 would, before the century was over, make Florenceville into the French fry capital of the world. Wallace and Harrison McCain worked hard and played hard and turned their family's name into the most famous Canadian brand in the world. Because they knew people were their most important asset, they hired and trained enthusiastic, independent thinkers to help them build McCain Foods into a global powerhouse in the frozen food industry. In doing so, they benefited not just themselves but thousands of employees all over the world as well as the millions of consumers who enjoy the convenience and nutritional benefits of McCain products. It's an amazing Canadian success story. How did they do it? That's what this book is about." Previous owner's name/info. on free front endpaper has been blacked-out with marker and covered with a bookplate - marker migrates through page, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine., one small corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA 1918-1919 AND THE PART PLAYED BY CANADA., Swettenham, John.
85 Swettenham, John. ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA 1918-1919 AND THE PART PLAYED BY CANADA.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
315 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Allied intervention (in the Russian Civil War) took place in three main theatres; Northern and Southern Russia as well as Siberia. Canadians served in all these places - in fact Canada was the major Commonwealth contributor to the intervention in Siberia - and a superficial account of the events and their political implications is contained in the official history of the Canadian Army in the First World War. John Swettenham, who drafted the Canadian account, now treats the subject in depth and in international perspective. Official British records for the period (were at the time of printing) still witheld from scholars; those in Ottawa, however, are not and these have been consulted to throw new light on the motives and actions of the intervening powers. In this critical assessment the story of the Allied operations in Russia has been written against the double background of the issues and events of the Russian Civil War itself and of the international intrigues and rivalries of the erstwhile Allies; thus the inverventionists' role can be seen in a broad perspective. The reasons for failure - so that Bolshevik Russia emerged 'thoroughly militarised - bitterly hostile' are plainly given." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, minor soiling/rubbing, a few tiny scratches on front panel. 
Price: 22.00 USD
 
 
THE STRANGE ODYSSEY OF POLAND'S NATIONAL TREASURES, 1939-1961: A POLISH-CANADIAN STORY., Swoger, Gordon.
86 Swoger, Gordon. THE STRANGE ODYSSEY OF POLAND'S NATIONAL TREASURES, 1939-1961: A POLISH-CANADIAN STORY.
Toronto Dundurn 2004 1550025155 / 9781550025156 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
214 pp, 9" H. B&w and colour photographs, maps. "Poland, 1939. Facing an imminent Nazi invasion, the decision is made to transport some of the country's most ancient and valuable historical objects to prevent their plunder by the invading army. After a perilous journey that takes them through Romania, France, and England in search of a safe haven, the royal treasures arrive in Canada, where they are expected to remain for the duration of the war. However, the treasures' odyssey has only begun. The war's end marks the beginning of a rivalry between Poland's wartime government-in-exile, operating out of London, and a newly established Communist government in Warsaw. While both sides vie for control of the treasures, their custodians in Canada spirit them away. Over the next 16 years the struggle ensnares the Roman Catholic Church, the RCMP, the federal government, and the Quebec government, led by the strong-willed Maurice Duplessis. All the while, the outcry from the people of Poland, who believe the treasures have been stolen by the very country meant to protect them, grows louder. Canada, 1961. The release of the historic treasures is finally negotiated and they are returned to their native soil. The strange odyssey ends where it began, with the treasures returned to the very castle from which they were removed, after an absence of more than two decades." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STRANGE ODYSSEY OF POLAND'S NATIONAL TREASURES, 1939-1961: A POLISH-CANADIAN STORY., Swoger, Gordon.
87 Swoger, Gordon. THE STRANGE ODYSSEY OF POLAND'S NATIONAL TREASURES, 1939-1961: A POLISH-CANADIAN STORY.
Toronto Dundurn 2004 1550025155 / 9781550025156 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
214 pp, 9" H. B&w and colour photographs, maps. "Poland, 1939. Facing an imminent Nazi invasion, the decision is made to transport some of the country's most ancient and valuable historical objects to prevent their plunder by the invading army. After a perilous journey that takes them through Romania, France, and England in search of a safe haven, the royal treasures arrive in Canada, where they are expected to remain for the duration of the war. However, the treasures' odyssey has only begun. The war's end marks the beginning of a rivalry between Poland's wartime government-in-exile, operating out of London, and a newly established Communist government in Warsaw. While both sides vie for control of the treasures, their custodians in Canada spirit them away. Over the next 16 years the struggle ensnares the Roman Catholic Church, the RCMP, the federal government, and the Quebec government, led by the strong-willed Maurice Duplessis. All the while, the outcry from the people of Poland, who believe the treasures have been stolen by the very country meant to protect them, grows louder. Canada, 1961. The release of the historic treasures is finally negotiated and they are returned to their native soil. The strange odyssey ends where it began, with the treasures returned to the very castle from which they were removed, after an absence of more than two decades." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MY RUSSIA., Ustinov, Peter.  Inscribed.
88 Ustinov, Peter. Inscribed. MY RUSSIA.
Macmillan, London, (1983), first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0333341295 INSCRIBED ON HALF-TITLE PAGE, "BEST WISHES PETER USTINOV". Map endpapers, profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photographs and reproductions. "Russia has always been considered a sleeping giant by those frightened by the spectre of an awakened giant. But people forget that Russia was once very small at a time when Poland and Lithuania were very large, and that she was retarded by the invasion of the Golden Horde from Asia, to which she paid a humiliating tribute for several centuries. In other words, Russia's struggle for identity, and indeed for survival, was a protracted and heroic one against crushing odds, and her national character must be judged on such a basis, and not merely as a state which has subsequently occupied over one-sixth of the world's surface. She has been invaded far more often than she has invaded, and lost far more sons and daughters on her own soil than she has lost sons on foreign fields. This is then no apology, no devil's advocacy, but a detective story to the roots of a national character which often frightens and often mystifies, but the roots of which lie in the humanity and inhumanity which are common to all mankind." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness to fore-edge of textblock, minor browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. VG/VG+ 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
MESSERSCHMITT Bf 110 ZERSTORER ACES OF WORLD WAR 2.  OSPREY AIRCRAFT OF THE ACES 25., Weal, John.
89 Weal, John. MESSERSCHMITT Bf 110 ZERSTORER ACES OF WORLD WAR 2. OSPREY AIRCRAFT OF THE ACES 25.
Oxford Osprey 1999 1855327538 / 9781855327535 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
104 pp, 9 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, colour plates. "Although the Messerschmitt's single-engined Bf 109 received most of the plaudits for achieving virtual air superiority over Europe in 1939-40, the exploits of the manufacturer's twin-engined Bf 110 Zerstorer in the first years of the war also make for impressive reading. Acting as the 'main spearhead' of the Luftwaffe, the Zerstorergeschwader committed to the invasion of Poland swiftly brushed aside the Polish Air Force in a matter of days. This success continued until the spring of 1940, when the first RAF Spitfires and Hurricanes were encountered in significant numbers following the launch of the Blitzkrieg in Western Europe. From that point on, Bf 110 crews had to fight for their lives. Only in the Balkans and far flung North Africa in 1941 did the Bf 110 enjoy an 'Indian summer' in the daylight fighter role. Despite its obsolescence, the aircraft continued to perform as a heavy fighter, particularly in 1943-44 as USAAF heavy bomber formations raided Germany on a daily basis. Featuring the exploits of Ju 88 and Me 410 pilots as well as Bf 110 crews, this volume is the first of its type to be devoted exclusively to Zerstorer day fighter aces, and spans the war years from Poland to the Defence of the Reich." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny corne crease and one small soft crease on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TUG OF WAR:  THE ALLIED VICTORY THAT OPENED ANTWERP., Whitaker, W. Denis and Whitaker, Shelagh.
90 Whitaker, W. Denis and Whitaker, Shelagh. TUG OF WAR: THE ALLIED VICTORY THAT OPENED ANTWERP.
Toronto Stoddart 2000 0773732268 / 9780773732261 Second Edition, revised. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
470 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps/battle plans. "Antwerp, Leopold Canal, Woensdrecht, Breskens Pocket, Walcheren Island - these place names live on in the memories of World War Two veterans of Canadian infantry and armoured divisions who fought in the mud and wet against an unbending enemy. It was 1944 and the Canadian army, with divisions from the U.K., U.S., and Poland, had been given the difficult task of liberating the port of Antwerp and clearing both banks of the Scheldt River. The bitter Battle of the Scheldt lasted 86 days, and took the lives of more than 12,000 Allied soldiers. Brigadier General Denis Whitaker was a lieutenant-colonel in that battle, commanding the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. For this book, he interviewed more than 150 men who fought alongside him on the Dutch polders. Meticulously researched in Europe and Canada, (this book) does not tread lightly on accepted notions of military historians. Revised with a new afterword, this important true story of nineteen- and twenty-year-old soldiers, many of whom died miserably on the sodden polders of Zeeland, deserves to be read again and again." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
91 Zaloga, Steven J. BLITZKRIEG: ARMOUR CAMOUFLAGE AND MARKINGS, 1939-1940.
London Arms and Armour 1996 1854091654 / 9781854091659 Reprint Soft Cover Fine 
96 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, color drawings. "(A)n authoritative study of the armoured vehicles that took part in the lightning campaigns of the first years of the Second World War. The book describes the camouflage painting and markings used by the modestly sized tank and armoured train force of the Polish Army, and discusses in detail the markings and camouflage of the Panzer divisions in the Polish Campaign of 1939. The special Panzer detachments used in Scandinavia and the earth shaking campaigns in France and the Low Countries in 1940 are given equally exhaustive treatment. The little-known armoured forces of the Soviet Army in Poland in 1939 and the Belgian and Dutch armies of 1940 are examined in detail for the first time in English. The intricate and colourful markings of the armoured and cavalry units of the French Army and 2nd British Expeditionary Force are covered in depth. The text is complemented by the black-and-white illustrations and the colour artwork, which includes over 60 vehicle illustrations and over 100 regimental and divisional insignia." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
STALIN'S HEAVY TANKS 1941-1945.  THE KV AND IS HEAVY TANKS.  ARMOR AT WAR SERIES.  7012., Zaloga, Steven J.; Kinnear, Jim; Aksenov, Andrey; Koshchavtsev, Aleksandr.
92 Zaloga, Steven J.; Kinnear, Jim; Aksenov, Andrey; Koshchavtsev, Aleksandr. STALIN'S HEAVY TANKS 1941-1945. THE KV AND IS HEAVY TANKS. ARMOR AT WAR SERIES. 7012.
Concord, Hong Kong, 1997. 
72 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 9623616163 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 8 pages of color drawings showing vehicles in various color schemes/camouflage patterns. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, one tiny corner crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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