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FIGHTER PILOT.  A SELF-PORTRAIT BY GEORGE BARCLAY., Barclay, George.  (Edited by Humphrey Wynn.)
1 Barclay, George. (Edited by Humphrey Wynn.) FIGHTER PILOT. A SELF-PORTRAIT BY GEORGE BARCLAY.
London Kimber 1976 071830294X / 9780718302948 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
224 pp, lg. 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071830294X B&w photos. "This is the outstanding story of a Royal Air Force Volunteer Reservist who flew in the Battle of Britian and kept an exciting day-to-day diary of his experiences. Later, shot down over Northern France, he evaded capture and made his way home through Spain and Gibraltar with the help of the French Resistance Workers and the Allied escape organization. Again he wrote a vivid account of his exploits, but was unable to complete it because after a few months in the UK on fighter operations he was sent off to the Middle East in command of a squadron. There, after only a few weeks he was shot down and killed over El Alamein when leading his pilots on an operation on the evening of 17th July 1942. He was 22." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wrinkling - moderate at top/bottom of spine, very small tear at top of front flap-fold - archivally taped, a few line indentations on front panel. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE DESERT GENERALS., Barnett, Correlli.
2 Barnett, Correlli. THE DESERT GENERALS.
London William Kimber 1960 Second Edition Very Good Very Good- 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first portrait is of Sir Richard O'Connor, who won the fantastic victories over Graziani's Italians in 1940. The author shows that the credit for the daring and unorthodox planning is due to O'Connor and not to Wavell; he puts forward a convincing argument to show that Tripoli could have been taken - and the North African campaign ended - in February, 1941, if the Prime Minister had not diverted forces to Greece. Of Sir Alan Cunningham, first commander of 8th Army, there is a picture of imaginative insight. The author shows that the crisis in the 'Crusader' battle of November, 1941, was caused by twenty years of neglect and traditionalism, although the brunt fell on Cunningham, then a sick man. In Sir Neil Ritchie, next 8th Army commander, the author sees personified the characteristics of the Establishment - rigidity, social charm and professional conservatism. He shows how Ritchie was beaten in the summer battles of 1942 by the dynamism of German leadership. With 8th Army in danger of complete collapse, the C.-in-C., Sir Claude Auchinleck, took over direct command in order to try to save the Middle East and its vital oil. In the next few weeks he won a great but never officially acknowledged victory in the First Battle of Alamein. The author believes that this was the true turning point of the war, making possible the 'Torch' landings in French North Africa. Auchinleck's reward was dismissal - as, the author shows, a political scapegoat. Although Field-Marshal Montgomery has recounted his own story, there is another side to it, told here for the first time. The author discusses the plans for Montgomery's first victory of Alam Halfa which had been made by Auchinleck and his officers; he submits that the Battle of Alamein was not impeccably handled, and that Rommel's escape afterwards was not owing to rain, but to the hesitant, 'broad front' pursuit - the very error of which Montgomery was to accuse Eisenhower in 1944." Previous owner's small bookplate and small light stain on front pastedown, light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one page with tiny edge tear and crease. Dust jacket has wear/wrinkles/tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small surface paper loss at top of spine, light browning on spine and flap-folds, two edge tears with creases - old tape repair, one tiny edge tear, light wear on flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HURRICANE AT WAR., Bowyer, Chaz.  Foreword by Group Captain T.P. Gleave.
3 Bowyer, Chaz. Foreword by Group Captain T.P. Gleave. HURRICANE AT WAR.
Shepperton Ian Allan 1974 0711005648 / 9780711005648 First Edition Very Good- Very Good Dust jacket art by Rex Flood. 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The Hawker Hurricane has a permanent niche in the annals of military aviation history as the world's first operational eight-gun monoplane fighter and the RAF's first front-line fighter to achieve more than 300mph in level flight. But it has received little credit for its subsequent lion's share of the defence of the United Kingdom during the 1940 Battle of Britain, and its later service in a score of fighting roles across every theatre of operations during the 1939-45 war. In this book the author sets out to redress this omission in due recognition of the Hurricane's magnificent record. With a collation of authentic, first-hand impressions and experiences by the men who flew and serviced the Hurricane, backed by a unique collection of specially selected photographs, many from private sources, he has recreated the genuine atmosphere of Hurricane operations. This amalgam of text and photographs traces the story of the Hurricane and its crews from the first prototype and pre-1939 service to France 1940; through the Battle of Britain; in the frozen wastes of North Russia; over beleagured Malta; across Sicily and Greece and as far afield as the Burmese jungle. There are pilots' accounts of low-level bombing sorties covering the disastrous Dieppe invasion, a personal story by the only fighter pilot of World War II to be awarded the Victoria Cross, and pictorial sections illustrating the armament, markings and, especially, the men who knew the Hurricane best - the crews." Multiple creases at bottom of pages 27 thru 40. very small crease/bump at top corner of pages 83 thru 102, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, small shallow bump and a tiny scuff at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light rubbing, areas of light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ONE MAN'S WAR:  A SOLDIER'S DIARY., Brown, James Ambrose.
4 Brown, James Ambrose. ONE MAN'S WAR: A SOLDIER'S DIARY.
Cape Town, South Africa Howard Timmins 1980 0869781790 / 9780869781791 Very Good- Very Good- 
185 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). B&w photographs. "Apart from its importance as an historical narrative the story told in these pages by a 22-year-old soldier has the unique quality of experience freshly captured - the truth of a soldier's life in the critical battles fought in North Africa in 1941-42. It is a personal view of war with its boredom, its moments of terror, of tenderness and humour and its final realisation that war is not a glorious game. It is written from the limited viewpoint of a young N.C.O. with his self-doubt, his fantasies and his moments of despair. It chronicles the handful of men around him, a section of mortarmen, griping, idle, insubordinate, extra ordinarily light-hearted, never failing when courage was demanded - and finally dying together in the great and bloody battle of El Alamein which is the climax of the diary. Told in a day-to-day, sometimes hour-by-hour account, (this) is a book that will touch a responsive chord in the heart of every man who has borne arms - in any army. The diarist has edited the original here and there and added notes which give a picture of the acutal military situation, often unknown to the writer at the time. "Light to moderate edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, moderate wrinkling along top edge and top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny tear, small company label on front flap, minor wear, faint handwriting indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Chandler, David G., McIntryre, Colin and Tagg, Michael C. CHRONICLES OF WORLD WAR II.
CLB, (Godalming, Surrey, 1997). 
320 pp, square 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. "Whether on land, sea or in the air, this volume provides a clear account of some of the principle engagements of the Second World War (Blitzkrieg, Dunkirk, Battle of Britain, Sinking of the Bismarck, Pearl Harbor, Barbarossa, Leningrad, Doolittle Raid, Corregidor, Midway, El Alamein, Guadalcanal, Stalingrad, Operation Torch, Dambusters, Attack on Schweinfurt, Battle of the Atlantic, D-Day, Arnhem and more). Profusely illustrated in b&w with pho tos and maps. Very minor edgewear to boards and dj. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
6 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Fine Very Good+ 
282 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he communicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, one or two minor shallow dents on rear panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
7 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Fine Near Fine 
282 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he communicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BROKEN PLUME: A PLATOON COMMANDER'S STORY, 1940-45., Craig, Norman.
8 Craig, Norman. THE BROKEN PLUME: A PLATOON COMMANDER'S STORY, 1940-45.
London Imperial War Museum 1982 0901627224 / 9780901627223 Very Good+ Very Good+ Charles Freeman drawings. 
191 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Monotone drawings by Charles Freeman, b&w photographs, maps. "The author's experiences as a platoon commander in the Second World War were shared by many others but few published accounts capture so faithfully the particular flavour of that conflict or the impact of battle on the individual soldier. Norman Craig was a conscript, commissioned after a year in the ranks. He served in three infantry regiments: the Welch in the United Kingdom; the Royal Sussex in the Western Desert, and Iraq and Persia; and the East Surreys in Italy. He saw action at El Alamein and in northern Italy where, only a fortnight before the end of the war in Europe, he was wounded. Between these spells of fighting he was concerned with the routine of soldiering - training, parades, courses, inspections and regimental chores - which occupied the greater part of of a subaltern's time. Norman Craig writes perceptively and with unusual candour about his war service. His book is both a personal record of considerable human interest and a significant addition to the literature of the Second World War." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor soiling on front flap. 
Price: 24.95 USD
 
 
DAWSON'S ARMY.  FROM LIBYA TO THE LEBANON: MEMORIES OF A SOLDIER-ARTIST IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Dawson, Eric.  Foreword by Ian G. Robertson.
9 Dawson, Eric. Foreword by Ian G. Robertson. DAWSON'S ARMY. FROM LIBYA TO THE LEBANON: MEMORIES OF A SOLDIER-ARTIST IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
London National Army Museum 1992 0901721263 / 9780901721266 Soft Cover Very Good+ Eric Dawson. 
59 pp, 11 11/16" H. Colour and b&w illustrations, map. "Published to coincide with the Special Exhibition of the artist's watercolours and drawings held at the National Army Museum to commemorate the Desert Campaign of 1940 to 1943 and opening in 1992, the fiftieth anniversary year of the Battle of El Alamein." "Complementing his highly popular paintings of the North African campaign of 1940-2, here is Eric Dawson's own account of the stories behind the pictures. This entertaining book details his Wartime career and the doings of his fellow soldiers both on campaign and on leave in Cairo. Amusing but modest, he reveals a perceptive mind behind the artist's eye. As he said himself, his work was '(T)he observation of ordinary people caught up in their military duties and of the actions in which I had myself been involved'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, small soft corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GERMAN AIR FORCE 1933-1945.  PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE WAR HISTORIES., Elmhirst, T.W., Air Vice-Marshal Sir, foreword by.
10 Elmhirst, T.W., Air Vice-Marshal Sir, foreword by. THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GERMAN AIR FORCE 1933-1945. PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE WAR HISTORIES.
Public Record Office, Richmond, 2001. (Reprint of Air Ministry publication of 1948). 
422 pp + map and index, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1903365309 B&w maps, photographs. "(B)rings you an official illustrated history of the Luftwaffe during Hitler's Third Reich, written by the men and women who conducted the intelligence attack against the German Air Force during the war years. Their accounts are based on reliable contemporary German documents that were either captured during the war or subsequently recovered from the Luftwaffe's archive. M a i n f e atures are: Pre-War Policy and Preparations; The German Air Force on the Offensive; The Turn of the Tide (1943-1944); Decline and Fall of the German Air Force. As well as crediting the successes of the German Air Force the volume discu ss es ho w H it ler's obstinacy and Goering's incompetence, together with the German Supreme Command's inability to recognize the necessity for air supremacy, contributed to the Luftwaffe's ultimate failure." Dust jacket has very light rubbing, t iny te a r a nd so ft weinkle at top of rear panel. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
11 Haythornthwaite, Philip J.; Baxter, I.M.; Knight, Ian; Turnbull, Stephen; Sheffield, Gary; Leigh, Mark. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED. NO. 158.
Publishing News Ltd., London, 2001. 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions, uniform studies. Contents: And the Band played on: Military Bands in Action (Napoleonic wars); Battle for Moscow: Heroic defence in the snow (WWII); The boys from Isandlwana: Facing Zulu victors; Fighting with Fire, Flood & Ice: Amazing Military Feats of the Dutch; Monty on Trial: Great Captain or overrated general?; The Last Campaign: Bitter Invasion of Borneo (WWII); Wrong place, wrong time (Re-enactments). Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine, minor wrinkling on covers at spine, minor rubbing on rear cover, very light browning to edges of textblock, soft crease at top corner. VG 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
THE HUTCHINSON ATLAS OF BATTLE PLANS:  BEFORE AND AFTER., Holmes, Richard, ed.
12 Holmes, Richard, ed. THE HUTCHINSON ATLAS OF BATTLE PLANS: BEFORE AND AFTER.
Helicon, (Oxford, England, 1998), Ist edition. 
237 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. "This book contrasts battle plans with their actual outcome, from the Romans to World War II. Each in-depth battle essay is complemented by original maps, producing a fresh insight into important battles whi ch have, in many cases, dictated the course of history." 18 battles are featured including: Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Alamein, Crecy, Cambrai, Blitzkrieg, Waterloo, Balaclava, Gallipoli, Somme, the Bulge, Austerlitz, Isandlwana, Y p r e s . . . Very minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has 1/2" closed tear at bottom of rear hinge, very light edgewear. NF/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DESERT COMMANDO., Jackson, Robert.  Dust jacket art by Brian Sweet.
13 Jackson, Robert. Dust jacket art by Brian Sweet. DESERT COMMANDO.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1986, first edition. 
175 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297788213 "It is the autumn of 1942. At El Alamein, General Montgomery's Eighth Army is preparing for the big push that will drive Rommel's Afrika Korps back through the Libyan Desert. But a vital initial task has to be undertaken: the destruction of Rommel's communications and supply dumps far behind the enemy lines. The mission is entrusted to two elite forces, the Long Range Desert Group and the Special Air Service. The e x p l o i t s of the SAS, less than two years old, have already become legendary. Lieutenant Callum Douglas, fresh from the desert battles as a tank commander with the 20th Hussars, counts himself fortunate to be selected to join this tough band o f fi gh te rs - a nd soon proves himself in action. Beaten in Libya, the Germans plan to make a formidable last stand in Tunisia, and Douglas finds that the work of the SAS is only just beginning. By boat, the SAS commandos infiltrate into ene my te rri tor y t o s tri ke hard at the headquarters of Germany's own elite, the Brandenburg Division. With only a handful of men, Douglas cannot afford to lose the advantage of surprise, but the route to Tunis is hampered by betrayal, and the ing enu ity and cou rage of the hig hly-trained men is tested even beyond their expectations...." Faint cigarette odor, light browning on pages - moderate on edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spne. Dust jacket has very light edg e wr inkl ing, light brow ning at edge s. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE TANK STORY / GERMAN TANKS 1939-45 / THE DESERT WAR.  3 VOLUMES., Macksey, Kenneth; Ogorkiewicz, Richard; Chamberlain, Peter; Ellis, Chris; de Guingand, Francis, Sir; et al.
14 Macksey, Kenneth; Ogorkiewicz, Richard; Chamberlain, Peter; Ellis, Chris; de Guingand, Francis, Sir; et al. THE TANK STORY / GERMAN TANKS 1939-45 / THE DESERT WAR. 3 VOLUMES.
USA Marshall Cavendish 1973 Soft Cover Very Good- John Batchelor. 
3 "Specials" from the "History of the World Wars" series. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, maps, and drawings by John Batchelor. 1. The Tank Story - 11 5/8" H, 64 pp, 1973. Contents: The Tank Story - An Introduction; The French Tank Force of the First World War; Tank Developments up to 1918; The Armoured Heritage: the Last Tanks of the War; 1939: Armoured Balance; The Panzer Problem; Balance of Armour: The Build-up for D-Day; Tank Firepower; Self-Propelled Guns of the Eastern Front. 2. German Tanks 1939-45 - 10 11/16" H, 64 pp, 1975. Contents: The First Panzers; Trial by Combat; The Czech Tanks; Early Heavy Tanks; The Time of Victory; Command Vehicles; Amphibious Tanks; Light Tanks; The Defensive Period; The Tiger; The Panther; Tiger II; Super Heavy Tanks. 3. The Desert War - 10 3/4" H, 64 pp, 1975. Contents: The First Swing of the Pendulum; Wavell's 30,000; Enter the Afrika Korps: Rommel's First Attack; The Siege of Tobruk; Duels with the Afrika Korps; Rommel Strikes Back; The Fight at Gazala; First Alamein: 8th Amry Outwits Rommel; Alam Halfa; Alamein: The Tide Turns; Torch and the Tunisian Bridgehead; The Chase to Mareth; The Battle of Kasserine; The Mareth Line; Medjerda: The End in Africa; The Desert Generals. Interiors - light browning to margins of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light browning to edges of covers and on spines; 1 and 2 have some colour sun fading to top part of spine; very light edge wear - more at top of spine of 1; browning to edges of text blocks. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
OVER TO TUNIS: THE COMPLETE STORY OF THE NORTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN., Marshall, Howard.
15 Marshall, Howard. OVER TO TUNIS: THE COMPLETE STORY OF THE NORTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN.
London Eyre & Spottiswoode 1943 First Edition Good Fair Maps by L. Potter. 
168 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map endpapers + 14 additional b&w maps. "It was Howard Marshall's job to broadcast the Tunisian campaign to the world. No other eye-witness not an actual protagonist has so complete a knowledge of the facts, and in this book he is able to give what could obviously not be given in a broadcast commentary - a balanced, comprehensive and outspoken account of both the military and political sides. The book opens with the first landings in November, 1942, and the failure of the first bid for Tunis. It then traces the development of the small original landing force into a magnificent army, and moves in a crescendo towards the final pulverising attack. The author analyses the reasons for the Allied success and the lessons to be derived from it. He deals at length with the political situation: the plots and counterplots of French political parties; the appointment and assassination of Darlan; the problems of General Giraud's administration; the whole confused background of intrigue and conspiracy in Algiers. The author also discusses the problems of broadcasting from a theatre of war, and describes the special complications of the work of a radio reporter." Some tiny light foxing marks on endpapers, darkening and three scratch marks to top of text block, light browning to edges of text block, book is slightly cocked, small bump to top edge of boards, minor soiling, small light stain on spine. Dust jacket has soiling, large piece missing from top of spine and part of rear panel, several small edge chips and tears, small piece missing from middle of spine, light edge wrinkling, moderate edge wear on spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
CIRCLES OF HELL:  THE WAR IN ITALY, 1943-1945., Morris, Eric.
16 Morris, Eric. CIRCLES OF HELL: THE WAR IN ITALY, 1943-1945.
New York Crown 1993 0517578107 / 9780517578100 First American Edition Very Good Very Good 
498 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(A) highly critical look at an appallingly managed campaign. This was a war where all the rules were broken. Many of the opposing divsions had been fighting against each other since El Alamein. But the winter weather in the Apennines was so awful, the logistics so absurd, that for a period there was even a sort of mutal agreement that it made no sense to fight and die. The Allied force was composed of more than twenty different nationalities. Dissent and disertion were rife. VD was endemic. Alexander was weak and irresolute. And Mark Clark threatened to order his men to fire on British troops if they crossed city limits in Rome before his 5th Army. And yet the Spring offensive across the Po was perhaps one of the most brilliant campaigns of World War II. By this time, however, it hardly mattered. Generals Montgomery, Clark, Marshall and Alexander may not emerge with reputations intact from the pages of Eric Morris's gripping and revelatory book, but the ordinary soldiers receive their proper tribute. (A) tale of titantic struggles of infantry and artillery, of courage and rugged endurance, with success measured in blood-soaked yards." Previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, some scattered light soiling marks in margins of pages 377 to 385, small light soiling mark on top of text block, tiny light mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling/creasing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MONTY:  A TRIBUTE TO THE HERO OF EL ALAMEIN.  FIELD MARSHAL RT. HON. VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, KG, GCB, DSO.  IN MEMORIAM 1887-1976., N/A
17 N/A MONTY: A TRIBUTE TO THE HERO OF EL ALAMEIN. FIELD MARSHAL RT. HON. VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, KG, GCB, DSO. IN MEMORIAM 1887-1976.
Barking, Essex Harpdown 1976 Stapled in Wraps Good+ 
46 pp, 11 3/4" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Interior - soft bump at bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases/wrinkles at corners of pages - slight migration in a few pages, two small faint liquid marks and faint partial cup-ring on front cover, light rubbing, crease down rear cover and also at fore-edge, several small light stains on rear cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
B-25 MITCHELL UNITS OF THE MTO.  OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT 32., Pace, Steve.  Series editor: Tony Holmes.
18 Pace, Steve. Series editor: Tony Holmes. B-25 MITCHELL UNITS OF THE MTO. OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT 32.
Osprey, Oxford, 2002, first edition. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1841762849 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs plus 15 pages of colour photographs, profiles, nose art. "From November 1942 through to May 1945, the backbone of the USAAF's medium bomber force was provided by the clutch of bomb groups equipped with the B-25 Mitchell. First seeing action in North Africa in the wake of Operation Torch, and in the Battle of El Alamein, the 'bombing twin' proved to be one of the most successful allied combat types i n t h e Mediterranean Theatre of Operations (MTO). Possessing a greater bomb-load, better range and higher top speed than the previous generation of British and American medium bombers that had struggled to defeat the axis powers in-theatre sin c e 19 4 0, t he B-25 was to equip five USAAF bomb groups. From low-altitude ship strafing over the Mediterranean to high-altitude bombing runs on the Po River Valley, the B-25s in the MTO proved themselves to be a most successful brood of combat ai rc raf t. " Int erior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - faint rub line on rear cover. Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE STUDY OF MILITARY HISTORY., Sheppard, E.W., Major.
19 Sheppard, E.W., Major. THE STUDY OF MILITARY HISTORY.
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1952, revised and enlarged edition. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w fold-out map provided at the end of each chapter except the general chapter on the Great War - collated. First published in 1931 as "Military Histor y for the Staff College Entrance Examination", now revised and enlarged. Contents: Napoleon's Campaign in Italy, 1796; The Waterloo Campaign, 1815; The Peninsular War, 1808-1814; The American Civil War, 1861-1865; The Russo-Japanese War, 1 9 0 4 ; T h e Great War, 1914-18; The Campaign in East Prussia, 1914; The Palestine Campaign, 1914-1918; The British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium, 1914; The Third Afghan War, 1919; The Campaign of El Alamein, 1942; The Campaign in N or th -W es t E ur op e, 1944-5; The Campaign in Burma, 1942-1945; Appendix. Light browning to pages, slight cigarette odor, browning to edges of textblock, light edge wear to boards, slight fading to spine color, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spi ne, ve ry li gh t r ubb ing . Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PARACHUTE WARD:  A CANADIAN SURGEON'S WARTIME ADVENTURES IN YUGOSLAVIA., Street, Brian Jeffrey.  (Colin Scott Dafoe.)
20 Street, Brian Jeffrey. (Colin Scott Dafoe.) THE PARACHUTE WARD: A CANADIAN SURGEON'S WARTIME ADVENTURES IN YUGOSLAVIA.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1987 0886191033 / 9780886191030 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
306 pp, 9 1/2" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "On the night of 12 May 1944, Major Colin Scott Dafoe, a surgeon on special assignment with Britain's SOE parachuted behind enemy lines into German-occupied Yugoslavia. His mission, code-named 'Toffee', was to provide medical aid to the People's Liberation Army of Yugoslavia: the ragtag band of unsung heroes who were Marshal Tito's Partisans. Dafoe, a native of Madoc, Ontario, was no stranger to combat - he had served with the British 8th Army in Tobruk and El Alamein in North Africa - but nothing he had experienced in the deserts of Africa had prepared him for the war in occupied Yugoslavia. The hit-and-run tactics of guerrilla fighting in mountainous terrain made a mockery of conventional medical procedures, but Dafoe was a devoted and ingenious surgeon who put his skills to the test time and time again, despite incredible hardship and danger. In an operating room constructed from parachutes, Dafoe operate on the maimed and wounded, who were brought from miles around to receive his expert attention." Tiny wrinkle at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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