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Scott, D.B., Ed. (Patrice A. Dutil, D.B. Scott, Hugh Halliday, Robert Collins, Charles Oberdorf, J.L. Granatstein, Desmond Morton. Listings

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1 Scott, D.B., ed. (Patrice A. Dutil, D.B. Scott, Hugh Halliday, Robert Collins, Charles Oberdorf, J.L. Granatstein, Desmond Morton. CANADA REMEMBERS.
Toronto St. Clair Group, 1994 Soft Cover Very Good - 
82 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Contents: A Summer Chill: With a quiet, but independent resolve, Canada declares war on another country for the first time in its history; The March To Victory : A memory map of Canada's war - The chronology of victory and defeat on the battle front and the home front; On The Front Line: Overseas, the ordinary Canadian serviceman battled the enemy but also boredom, dirt and loneliness; Capturing The Moments: One of the most remarkable legacies of the Second World War was the work of Canada's war artists; An Arsenal For Democracy: For every Canadian in uniform, there were ten serving on the home front, working for victory in everyway they could; Pulling Out The Stops: When the war came, Canadian industry and workers armed an astonished world; A Time For Reflection: Six Canadians look back 50 years - what it was like then, and what it's been like since the Second World War; The War Changed Everything: Canada has a lot to celebrate besides the victory. It had loosened up, lightened up and beome a kinder, gentler place; Men Of Valour: Canada's Second World War Victoria Cross Receipients. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Light edge wear - mainly on spine, small bump to bottom of spine with moderate wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
2 Halliday, Hugh A. MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN: A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA.
Toronto Robin Brass 1999 1896941095 / 9781896941097 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
198 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "The formal duel, with its elaborate ritual and code of conduct, was once considered the 'honourable' way for self-styled gentlemen to settle disputes involving character and integrity. The law made no special provisions for duelling - the winner in a fatal contest was a murderer. But the prevailling sentiment that a duel was 'fair', and the fact that upper-crust combatants in the thinly populated 19th-century Canada were well-connected with the judiciary, meant that duellists usually escaped with little or no punishment. What is surprising is that so many came from the ranks of those whose job it was to uphold the law - lawyers, judges and politicians, including at least two future Fathers of Confederation and several chief justices. Hugh Halliday not only describes some of the most interesting duels that took place in Canada but looks at duelling in light of our human tendency to ritualize conflicts with codes of acceptable and unacceptable practice. He also examines the steps that often led to a duel, including the public 'posting' of allegations, or insults, that was frequently a part of the process." Appendix: The Irish Duelling Code. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
3 Milberry, Larry and Halliday, Hugh A. THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE AT WAR 1939-1945.
CANAV, (Toronto, 1990), Ist edition. 
480 pp, 4to (12 1/4" h) , hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0921022042 Pictorial endpapers, profusely illus in b&w with more than 1,500 photos. "...gives detailed coverage to the RCAF both at home and overseas in the Second World War. From an ill- prepared air force in 1939, to establishment of the formidable British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, to dogfights from London to Singapore, bombers over Berlin, sub-hunters over the North Atlantic and transports over Far Eastern jungles, t h e R C A F ' s wartime is all here. Tiny surface paper pull at bottom of inside front hinge, Light wear on bottom edge of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling along top edge, minor rubbing to glossy su rf ac e s, t in y pe n mark on froe-edge of textblock. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
4 Halliday, Hugh A. (Vernon C. 'Woody' Woodward.) WOODY: A FIGHTER PILOT'S ALBUM.
Toronto CANAV 1987 0969070381 / 9780969070382 1st Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
144 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The late 1930s was a time of restlessness for many young Canadians. For some, nothing short of a trip to England and a visit to the RAF recruiter could satisfy their urge for adventure. One who followed this path was Vernon C. Woodward, a British Columbian from Victoria. (This book traces Woodward's) flying career fromTiger Moths in Scotland, then on to advanced training and out to pre-war Egypt to his first posting. (When war breaks out) the young pilots are flung against a seemingly overwhelming enemy. They do their best, flying their little biplane Gladiators. Woody records his first kill as the pace of combat accelerates daily. Soon Woody's squadron is called to Greece to face even harsher odds with an onslaught of Messerschmitts and Junkers. Woody's tally of kills grows steadily, as does that of many of his mates, but one by one he is losing his friends as the unequal struggle continues. Inevitably the British must withdraw. They make their last stand on Crete, where the situtation is hopeless from the start. Soon there is not a single airworthy Hurricane and Woody and his fellow airmen must take rifle and Tommy gun in hand to fight rugged German parachutists at close quarters. In the end, the British forces made a humilitating retreat to Egypt, where Woody again faces the enemy and records his 20th and final kill, making him one of Canada's leading aces of either world war." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear to boards, large dog-ear corner crease on page leaf 19/20 and page leaf 99/100. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-foldsm slight wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 

 


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