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Sarty, Roger, Editor. Richard O. Mayne; G.C. Case; Mark Davidson; Andrew Burtch; Bruno Friesen; Mark Osborne Humphries; John Maker; Wilhelm J. Kiesselbach; W.A.B. Douglas. Listings

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1 Sarty, Roger, editor. Richard O. Mayne; G.C. Case; Mark Davidson; Andrew Burtch; Bruno Friesen; Mark Osborne Humphries; John Maker; Wilhelm J. Kiesselbach; W.A.B. Douglas. CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY. SUMMER 2007. VOLUME 16, NUMBER 3.
Waterloo, Ontario Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University 2007 11958472 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
80 pp, 11" H (magazine format). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: The Great Naval Battle of North Point: Myth or Reality?; Trial by Fire: Major-General Christopher Vokes at the Battles of the Moro River and Ortona; Preparing for the Bomb: The Development of Civil Defence Policy in Canada, 1948-1963; Afghanistan: A Glimpse of War - Contemporary History at the Canadian War Museum; Kamerad, tritt ein!: German Trench Culture - An aspect of the Human side of the First World War; The First Use of Poison Gas at Ypres, 1915: A Translation from the German Official History; Sydney F. Wise, 1924-2007: A Personal Recollection. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
2 Douglas, W.A.B.; Sarty, Roger; Whitby, Michael; Caldwell, Robert H.; Johnston, William; Rawling, William G.P. NO HIGHER PURPOSE: THE OFFICIAL OPERATIONAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1943. VOLUME II, PART 1.
Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2002, first edition. 
664 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. ISBN 1551250616 B&w photographs, b&w and colour maps, colour plates. "In April 1943, the Royal Canadian Navy assumed responsibility for Canadian Northwest Atlantic Command, the only operational area to be run by a Canadian Commander-in-Chief during the Second World War. (This book) describes the RCN's long, challenging journey from the outbreak of the war in September 1939 to the momentous events of Spring 1943. Base d on extensive research in Canadian, British, American and German archives, (it) describes the mobilization of the naval service during the first half of the war, measures its response to the demanding, ever-changing strategic situations that con f r o nted the Allies, and analyses the service of our ships and sailors on the North Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean seas as well as the defence of Canadian waters. With the main focus on the Battle of the Atlantic, this important and well-ill us tr at ed history demonstrates how Canadian naval forces proved indispensable to victory in that most critical campaign of the Second World War." Minor wrinkle at top of spine; place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket ha s v ery light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
3 Douglas, W.A.B. and Greenhous, Brereton. OUT OF THE SHADOWS: CANADA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1977. 
288 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, reproductions. "This is the first general overview of Canada's contribution to the Second World War that considers the operations of all three armed forces...an illuminating and lucid analysis of Canada's war effort - a skilful synthesis that always relates its complex subject to the human level in countless anecdotes and 151 carefully chosen illustrations." Light edge wear to boards, a few tiny dints to bottom edge of boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, chips and small tears at top of spine, minor browning, very small perforation to front hinge. VG/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Preston, Adrian and Dennis, Peter, eds. (C.F.G. Stanley, W.A.B. Douglas, Desmond Morton, Adrian Preston, W. Murray Hogben, A.M.J. Hyatt, G. William Hines, Peter Dennis, N.F. Dreisziger.) SWORDS AND COVENANTS. ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF THE CENTENNIAL OF THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF CANADA, 1876-1976.
Croom Helm, (London, 1976), Ist edition. 
254 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Titles of essays: The American Invasion of Canada 1775-1776; The Blessings of the Land: Naval Officers in Upper Canada, 1815-1841; The Militia Lobby in Parliament: The Military Politicians and the Canadian Militia, 1868-1897; Wolseley, the Khartoum Relief Expedition and the Defence of India, 1885-1900; British Civil-Military Relations in the North-West Frontier of India; Sir Arthur Currie and the Politicians: A Case Study of Civil- Military Relations in the First World War; The Royal Naval College of Canada, 1911-22; The Reconstruction of the Territorial Force 1918-1920; Civil-Military Relations in Nazi Germany's Shadow: The Case of Hungary, 1939-1941. Slight wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine color, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Douglas, W.A.B. THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL AIR FORCE. THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE. VOLUME II (2 - TWO).
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1986. 
797 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. ISBN 0802025846 Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps (some fold-out). "From a small militia organization the Canadian air force had grown by 1945 into one of the country's three major autonomous military services. In this second volume of the RCAF's official history, covering the years from 1918 to 1945, W.A.B. Douglas chronicles the force's rapid growth and provides a vivid portrait of the Battle of the At lantic as it was fought from the eastern shores of Canada. Military necessity had brought Canada into the air age. In the peaceful 1920s, civil more than military concerns governed the shape, size, and functions of the RCAF; in the followi n g d e c a d e the rise of international tensions forced the service to concentrate on its military role. During the Second World War the RCAF grew from a few hundred airmen to a force of some eighty squadrons and nearly a quarter of a million pe op le . RC AF s qu adrons, wings, and groups took their place beside other Allied air forces in many theatres of the Second World War, and in the process acquired capabilities in virtually every phase of air warfare. The roots of the RCAF's growi ng rep ut a tio n i n o ver seas theatres, especially in the Northwest Europe campaign, were to be found at home. Responsible for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada, the RCAF trained large numbers of other Commonwealth and Allied air men as we ll a s Ca nadi ans. Charged with the air defence of Canada, it built up a big Home War Establishment which fought on the Pacific Coast and also played a significant part in the defeat of enemy attempts to destroy Allied shipping, par ticu larl y i n t he Ba ttle of th e Atl antic. The latter was a crucial role, sustaining Great Britain and the Allied forces in Europe. Directed from headquarters at Halifax, aircraft of Eastern Air Command ranged from the St Lawrence River to mi d-oce an, u ltim atel y thwa rting Germa n U-bo ats that nearly severed the North Atlantic under British Command. Douglas's account is the first to give proper credit to the RCAF for the part it played in these operations. It also incorporates ne w info rmatio n on perso nalitie s, tec hnology , and i ntelligence." A heavy volume which may require extra postage. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small area of color loss on front board, very light edge wear to boards. Dust jacke t has l ight ed ge we ar/wri nkling w ith a f ew tiny closed t ears, light fading to spine color, light browning at top edge of flaps, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
6 Wise, S.F.; Douglas, W.A.B.; Greenhous, Brereton; Harris, Stephen J.; Johnston, William C.; and Rawling, William G.P. THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE. 3 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. CANADIAN AIRMEN AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR. VOLUME II. THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL AIR FORCE. VOLUME III. THE CRUCIBLE OF WAR 1939-1945.
University of Toronto Press, (Toronto, 1980, 1986, 1994). 
771 pp, 797 pp, 1096 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard covers in dust jackets. ISBN 0802023797, 0802025846, 0802005748. Map end papers, many b&w photos (some aerial), maps, charts, graphs, tables, fold-out colour maps. Contents: Volume I. Introduct ion; Canadian Training and Air Policy; The Admiralty and the Air; Strategic Airpower; Airpower in the Land Battle; Conclusion; Appendices. Volume II. Between the Wars; The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan; The Air Defence of Canada, 19 3 9 - 4 5 ; The North Atlantic Lifeline; Appendices. Volume III. Air Policy; The Fighter War; The Maritime Air War; The Bomber War; Air Transport; Appendices. Volume I - small stains from old tape at three corners of the free end papers, minor wr in kl in g at b o ttom of spine, very light edge wear, slight waviness at top/bottom edge of text block. Dust jacket has two small areas of old tape residue on inside of spine, minor edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-fold s, sli ght f adi ng to spine color, very light browning at top edge and on spine. Volume II - very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has slight fading of color on spine, very light browning on spine and top edge, s mal l bu mp/d int and ti ny dint on rear hinge, small shallow bump/dint on spine, minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Volume III - minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing, very slight browning to front pan el. Very Good/ Very Good , Ve ry Good+/Very Good, Near fine/Near/Fine 
Price: 170.00 USD
 
 
7 Jenson, Latham B. Foreword by W.A.B. Douglas. TIN HATS, OILSKINS & SEABOOTS: A NAVAL JOURNEY, 1938-1945.
Robin Brass Studio, Toronto, 2000, reprint. 
312 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 9" D), soft cover. ISBN 1896941141 B&w drawings by the author/artist. "As a boy growing up on the Prairies in the Depression, (the author) dreamed of going to sea, became a sea cadet at HMS Undaunted in Calgary, and in 1938 joined the Royal Canadian Navy as an officer cadet, training with the Royal Navy in Britain until 1941. His wartime service began on HMS Renown in the South Atlantic, searching for the Graf Spee, and off Norway engaging the battleships Scharnh orst and Gneisenau. He lost all his possessions when Renown was damaged by shellfire. He served on HMS Matabele and HMS Hood, leaving that ship weeks before she was sunk with all hands in battle with the Bismarck. Returning to Canada in la t e 1 9 4 1 , he was appointed to HMCS Ottawa, a destroyer on convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic. A year later she was sunk with great loss of life in a battle with German submarines. Jenson was among the lucky ones plucked from the Atlant ic b y a B ri ti sh corvette. He joined HMCS Niagara as executive officer, and in late 1943 briefly commanded the corvette Long Branch before going on to the destroyer Algonquin as executive officer, taking part in raids on German ships, includi ng the T irp itz , a nd being one of the ships to open fire on the shore defences in the invasion of Normandy. Algonquin completed the war raiding German shipping and escorting Allied convoys to Murmansk. The book is illustrated with L.B. Jenson' s l umin ous lin e dr awin gs, as well as sketches and diagrams illustrating uniforms, insignia and so on. His book is a valuable record not only of how ships fought the battles of the Atlantic, but of life on board, where men had to live under d iffi cult cond ition s for week s on end - all seen through the eyes of an energetic and engaging young officer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom edge of front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 

 


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