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AFTER THE WAR., Bruce, Jean.
1 Bruce, Jean. AFTER THE WAR.
Don Mills, Ontario Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1982 0889025878 / 9780889025875 Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, square large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 9 1/4" D). B&w photographs. "The immigrants who came to Canada in the ten years following the Second World War settled in a booming land with many new jobs to fill. The immigrants' reasons for coming here and their experiences in the new society were as varied as their own backgrounds. First were the war brides, some married after only a few weeks of courtship; there were refugees and displaced persons from e astern Europe and Russia; there were British and Dutch farm families, and thousands of others looking for a fresh start far from battle-scarred Europe. Then in the fifties came the Asians and blacks. Jean Bruce, herself an immigrant, tells through hundreds of in-depth intervies across Canada of these people as they fulfilled their dreams, and dispelled fears while establishing new roots. She has ranged the country in selecting photos from churches, ethnic organizations, private albums, the Public Archives, and diverse libraries and museums. In dealing not only with the immigrant experience, but also with changing attitudes towards immigration within Canadian society, (she) has raised issues which will continue to be important and controversial. But most importantly, she has created a portrait of Canada at a vibrant period in its history, a period which was to change the face of the nation forever." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light browning. 
Price: 19.95 USD
THE FRANCES SMITH: PALACE STEAMER OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES, 1867-96., Cameron, Scott L.  Foreword by C. Patrick Labadie.
2 Cameron, Scott L. Foreword by C. Patrick Labadie. THE FRANCES SMITH: PALACE STEAMER OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES, 1867-96.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2005 1897045042 / 9781897045046 Near Fine 
265 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Steamboats on the Upper Lakes; Captain W.H. Smith Arrives on Georgian Bay; Economic Prospects Around Georgian Bay, 1865; The Construction of the 'Frances Smith'; Aground in Georgian Bay; The Red River Affair; Aboard a Palace Steamer in the 1870s-80s; The Great Storm of '75; Serious Challenges; Delivering the Royal Mail; Troubles on the Lakes; Confrontation with United States Customs; Changing Fortunes; Brutal Outrage on the 'Baltic'; Farewell to the 'Baltic'; Appendices; Notes; Resources; Index; About the Author. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO.11.  DECEMBER 1994.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Yves Mouchet, Eric Hernandez, Eric Lefevre, Bertrand Malvaux, Bruno Alberti, Eric Dagnicourt, Laurent Jego, Francois Vauvillier, Jan Rutkiewicz.)
3 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Yves Mouchet, Eric Hernandez, Eric Lefevre, Bertrand Malvaux, Bruno Alberti, Eric Dagnicourt, Laurent Jego, Francois Vauvillier, Jan Rutkiewicz.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO.11. DECEMBER 1994. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1994 Very Good + 
50 pp, 11 11/16" H, stapled in wraps (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, profiles. Contents: The Free French Commandos: Part 3. The Dutch campaign and demobilisation; German Identity Disks, Western Front, 1914 -1918: Part 4 - Reserve units, the Landwehr, Brigade-Ersatz-Bataillonen and new units created during the war; United States Army Officers, 1938-1941: Part 8; The Lithuanian Army 1918-1944; Kriegsmarine Armed Forces Officials Sleeve Insiginia, 1936-1 945; Japanese Medium Tanks; Close-Up: Spanish Republican, 1938; Cafe des Allies. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, very minor rubbing, small old price label on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, (1976), first edition. 
159 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246107847 "Until the German U-21 sank the British light cruiser 'Pathfinder' in the early days of the First World War, British submarines had been used only as forward scouts on naval missio ns. But from that day 'attack' was the watchword of the submariner - and attack they did throughout the two world wars, with such dazzling success that they became one of Britain's most potent tactical weapons...The deeds of many unsung he r o e s a r e recorded (in this book), but especially those of the colourful and valiant commanders whose names are etched in history: Commander Max Horton, hero of the Baltic campaign, Lieutenant Commander Martin Nasmith, 'The Terror of the Marm ar a' , Li e ut en an t Commander Wanklyn , who scored a record number of hits in World War Two before his 'Upholder' was tragically lost with all hands aboard; Lieutenants Donald Cameron and B.C.G. Place, who with incredible courage led the highly da nge ro us mi dge t s ubm ar ine attack on the famous German battleship 'Tirpitz'. Here is breath-stopping, action-packed true life adventure as only Graeme Cook can tell it." Light cigarette odor, small pencil erasure mark on free front endpap er, mino r b row nin g in mar gins of pages, very light browning to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top edge - a f ew fo xing mar ks a t top edge of f laps . Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
QUADRANTUS REX., Coulehan, Norbert.
5 Coulehan, Norbert. QUADRANTUS REX.
Macmillan, London, 1959, first edition. 
298 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In the second year B.C. the Emperor Augustus decided to call a conference for world peace, 'Pax Mundana', and despatched a young sea tribune, Titus to collect and escort to Rome the three gr eat Kings from Africa, Asia and the Baltic. This, in the first place, is the story of how Titus carried out his unusual assignment, the hazards and dangers of his voyages and his difficulties, both practical and diplomatic, with his noble c h a r g e s . But no less important than the sea tribune is Quadrantus, the Master of the squaresailer in which he travelled. It is soon apparent that this is no ordinary ship and Quadrantus is no ordinary master: a giant of a man, he runs his du mb c re w wi th u n canny precision and his navigation and seamanship verge on the miraculous. After the fruitless conference, Titus and Quadrantus escort the three Kings on what seems a hopeless mission to King Herod. Guided by a strange st a r, the Ki ngs a re lan ded n ear Philippi, and the half-whispered stories of the phenomena which heralded the Birth of Christ and the legend of a fourth King who set off for Bethlehem with his fellows yet failed to arrive, are given an unexpect ed tw ist when see n t hro ugh the mir ror of Norbert Coulehan's narrative." Tiny foxing specks on the top and fore-edge of the textblock, light to moderate edge wear, small bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket i s p rice cli pped, has ligh t to mod erat e ed ge wear/wrinkling, very small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light browning on flap-folds. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
6 Crickmore, Paul F. Forewords by Robert Gilliland & B.C. Thomas. LOCKHEED SR-71: THE SECRET MISSIONS EXPOSED. REVISED EDITION.
London Osprey Aerospace 1997 1855326817 / 9781855326811 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
262 pp, small 4to (10 13/16" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, technical drawings, colour plates. "Designed at the height of the Cold War to be the ultimate surveillance platform, the SR-71 was operated exclusively by the USAF's 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing. In this new edition of Paul Crickmore's best-selling history, the fruits of an alliance between NASA and the Lockheed project (which began when NASA engineers lent a hand at Edwards AFB way back in 1967) are reviewed, as the 'space men' use the SR-71 for experiments on the outer edge of the atmosphere. Also new is a complete list of USAF missions flown out of Kadena, detailing duration, pilots, Reconnaissance Systems Officers, altitude, etc. It is a fascinating addition to the history of operational flights over North Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, North Korea, Yemen, the Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iran and Cuba. Also revealed are details of flights conducted from Beale AFB, in California and RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, into the Arctic Circle and over the Baltic to monitor the movements of Soviet nuclear submarines. With more than 250 illustrations, and full appendices providing technical specifications and performance data, there is no more definitive work on this extraordinary aircraft." Small bump to top corner of rear board, tiny crease at top corner of last few pages, very small tear and bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Burnstown, Ontario General Store Publishing 1995 189618216X / 9781896182162 First Printing. Very Good+ 
145 pp, 9" H. "(E)xplores the origin of more than 400 fascinating place names around Eastern Ontario. You'll find folklore - like the tale of the 'Bastard' township - and documented history, such as the true story of the Breakaway of Hilton Creek. You'll find the stories behind our forgotten, and nearly forgotten place names - maybe even a name you haven't heard for generations! Dawber has driven along the back roads, through the crossroads, and even along the abandoned railroads to record the vanishing history of our place names. The old rhyme of Cankerville, the race horses of La Renouche, the famous fight of Bullies Acre - these stories, and the names springing from them, are all part of (this book)." Arranged under: Glengarry County; Stormont County; Dundas County; Prescott County; Russell County; Carelton County (Region of Ottawa-Carleton); Grenville County; Leeds County; Lanark County; Renfrew County; Frontenac County; Lennox & Addington County; Prince Edward County; Hastings County; Northumberland County; Peterborough County; Haliburton County; The Old County of Durham; Victoria County; Nipissing District: The Upper Madawaska. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one soft corner crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
8 Dominy, John. Foreword by Airey Neave. THE SERGEANT ESCAPERS.
Ian Allan, London, (1974), Ist edition. 
136 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "Less well known (than stories of the Colditz and Stalag III escapers) but equally heroic were those of the large numbers of Royal Air Force NCO pilots, observers and air gunners who fell into German hands...A particularly notorius NCO camp was Heydekrug on the Baltic coast in what was East Prussia - the scene of one of the most remarkable POW exploits of the war. A tough, daring and resourceful escaper, Warrant Officer George Grimson, succeeded in establishing an escape route within Nazi Germany itself. Destined to be one of the great classic escape books, 'Sergeant Escapers' tells the story of George Grimson and his fellow NCOs and their attempt, successful and unsuccessful, to outwit their captors, frequently in conditions that made Colditz look like a rest camp. The author...was himself a POW and an eye-witness to the unfolding drama of the Grimson escape saga." Previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper, minor edge wear to boards, spine has glossy finish, front and rear boards are matt with some overspray from spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light rubbing, small closed tear on front hinge. VG-/VG- 
Price: 16.00 USD
GENERAL BROCK., Edgar, Lady.
9 Edgar, Lady. GENERAL BROCK.
Toronto Morang 1904 Edition de Luxe. Good+ No Jacket Signed by publisher.
322 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a clean, bright duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this being from set 47, so numbered) of The Makers of Canada series - signed by the publisher, George Morang, on the limitation page. B&w frontispiece and two maps. Contents: His Birthplace; Service Abroad - Holland; Service Abroad - The Baltic; In Canada; Upper and Lower Canada - 1802; Military Posts; Preparations for War; Old Quebec; Affairs in Europe, 1808; Politics in Quebec; Quebec and Niagara; 1811 in Canada and Europe; The New Governor; Gathering Clouds; Canada's Defence; On the Frontier; A Vigorous Commander; Brownstown and Maguaga; Detroit; The Armistice; Consequences of Armistice; Queenston Heights; Index. Light browning and a few tiny edge tears on on-trimmed fore-edge of text block, small fore-edge tear archivally taped on page leaf 311/312, browning to spine and spine label, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on boards - mainly rear board, shelf soiling on bottom edge of boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE RIDDLE OF THE TITANIC., Gardiner, Robin and Van der Vat, Dan.
10 Gardiner, Robin and Van der Vat, Dan. THE RIDDLE OF THE TITANIC.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1995, first edition. 
312 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297815288 Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "Why did Captain Smith accelerate in uniquely treacherous weather towards an exceptionally dangerous ice-field of which he had been warned many times? In t he disaster that followed more than 1,500 people died while barely 700 were saved. This book lays bare as no other the full scope of Smith's astonishing accident record and explores his motives - and the pressures on him - anew. W hat caused the hol e near the bow? The notorious iceberg cracked the plates for 300 feet along the ship's side, but the hole looks more like an explosion. Why is the position of the wreck - pinpointed by the latest technology - irreconcilabl e w i t h the Titanic's SOS calls? The authors conclude that the apparently ruthless American disaster hearings covered up the role of the ship's true owner, the arch-capitalist J.Pierpont Morgan; that the apparently dispassionate British enquiry , d om in at ed by an insider-deal ing Attorney-General, whitewashed a complacent government; and that White Star covered up its own gross negligence by bribing key witnesses. And what of the wreck itself? Here the mystery deepens. When Dr Rober t Ba lla rd - w ho first located the Ti tanic in 1895 - explored the wreck a year later he found the bulkhead not shown on any plans. The most diligent searches have since failed to trace the imposing stern nameplate with its embossed letters eight ee n i nche s h igh. T he authors have gone so far as to explore the breathtaking idea that the Titanic was replaced by her sister-ship, the seriously damaged Olympic, in a plot to recover the huge losses she ran up. The results are tantalising." T hree heav y bu mps a t to p of boards at spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light water mark at fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has moderate wrinkling at top of spine and hinges, light water mark on inside of rear flap-fold. Good+/ Very Good - 
Price: 15.00 USD
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1939 First British Edition Very Good Fair Kathleen Shackleton, W.J. Phillips, R.H. Palenske, Nicholas de Grandmaison, Ernest Neumann, James Crockart. 
455 pp, 9 3/8" H. Brick-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions, plus 23 colour plates (collated), including 19 full-page portraits of 'types' (many in national costume) and 4 with two illustrations per page showing people, buildings and landscapes. "This is the first comprehensive account of the contributions made to Canadian history and culture by some twenty-five European races. The plan which the author has adopted is to trace the history of each racial group from its original home in Europe, accentuating those incidents that show relationships between such races in Europe previous to their coming to Canada. The history has been documented so far as possible with quotations from contemporary records. The text incorporates the words of the ballads recently broadcasted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the series of musical talks conducted by (the author)." Chapters cover United States, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Eastern Baltic, Poland, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, the Balkans, Hungary, Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Hebrew, concluding with "Cement for the Canadian Mosaic". Small soft crease at top corner of pages 279 to304, small crease at top corner of illustration page opposite page 280, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block & boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small tears with old tape on inside edges, light browning and foxing on spine, darkening to top edge, light soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1960 Second Printing Very Good Good- 
505 pp, 8 1/2" H. "The first modern Russian was Peter the Great. In this enthralling biography of that remarkable, revolutionary ruler, Ian Grey paints a superbly illuminating portrait - clean, clear, objective, without malice or sentimentality. Here we have, life-size, not only the great Tsar, but the man who fell in love with a peasant girl and made her his empress; the father who was betrayed by his son; the roisterer who was a creative genius; the physical giant who carried all his life the scars of a childhood terror; the soldier, sailor, laborer, daring innovator, architect of a nation. Tossing aside all the pomp and holiness that traditionally surrounded a tsar, Peter ripped apart the fabric of Russian life and, almost singlehandedly, made his country into a modern Western power." Tiny bump at top corner of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light wear/wrinkling, very small tears and chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear with crease at top of front panel and small scuff at bottom, minor edge browning, light rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
George Allen & Unwin / Navy Records Society, London, 1980, first edition. 
468 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. VOLUME II ONLY. ISBN 0049421654 B&w frontispiece, 2 maps. "Admiral Keyes's correspondence with leading naval personalities sheds light on a variety of naval, military and diplomatic problems during the inter-war period. These include the struggle over control of the Fleet Air Arm, the Jutland Controversy, the Invergordon Mutiny and its aftermath, and both the Washington Naval Conference and the Lausanne Conference. There are interesting lett ers to Keyes from friends describing the situation in the Baltic, 1919-20, and China in the 1920s. Of particular interest is an interview with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1934; an account of a naval exercise in the Mediterranean si m u l a t i n g t he reinforcement of Singapore in the event of war with Japan; and a contingency plan for forcing the Dardenelles in the event of war with Turkey over the Mosul question. There are discussions of the writing of the official histor ie s of t he w ar , l et ters from a former Austrian naval officer on Adriatic matters and, of course, lots of revealing comments on the personalities (and feuds) of leaders of the time: Churchill, Trenchard, Beatty, Jellicoe, Chatfield and others . Th e l ett ers ar e a s fa sci nating to the general reader as they are essential to the student of the period...." Very light erased pencil marks on free front endpaper; minor mark on bottom of textblock; very light dampstain along bottom of fr on t b oard , at bot tom of r ea r h inge and a small area at top of both boards; light liquid stain on top of textblock; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; slight minor bump at corners. Dust jacket has discoloration/damp marks at edges , h eavy fadi ng to spin e, l ight fai ding on p arts of panels, 2" closed tear archivally taped - two other small tears, light rubbing, light wear at top of spine and flap-folds. Good/Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
PARA!  FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT., Harclerode, Peter.  Foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray.
14 Harclerode, Peter. Foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray. PARA! FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199127 / 9781860199127 Very Good+ Very Good 
415 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). 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, during which German radar 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 battalions. Those of the 6th Airborne 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 most famous hour was again an excellent 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 corridor into 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 hazardous operations deep in enemy territory. 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 jungles of Malaya to the 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 rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
London Arthur Barker 1970 Good+ Good+ 
234 pp, 8vo 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "On 19 July 1918, six Sopwith Camels took off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier 'Furious' off the Schleswig coast. Their mission - to bomb the German Zeppelin sheds at Tondern. It was the first time in history that a force of aircraft had been launched against an enemy objective from an aircraft carrier: the first ever strike from the sea. In the half century that has elapsed since that historic day, the Royal Navy's airmen have carved out a reputation of courage and skill that is second to none. This is their story - a story of men and courage, of crews, aircraft and ships often hurled into battle against hopeless odds. The author has covered every major operation involving the Fleet Air Arm and its predecessor, the RNAS, including Korea, Suez, Malaya and forgotten 'backyard wars' such as the British naval operations against the Bolsheviks in the Baltic in 1919, when the Navy's airmen bombed the Red Fleet in Kronstadt. The Second World War is covered in detail, from the hunt for the 'Graf Spee' to the final assault on Japan and Kamikaze attacks on the carriers of the British Pacific Fleet." Water mark on top corner of text block with some small areas of dye migration into top corner of a few pages, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, light browning on spine, two small edge tears with old tape. 
Price: 15.00 USD
London Bell & Hyman 1981 0713512490 / 9780713512496 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket David Baker. 
127 pp, oblong (7 3/16" H x 8 3/8" D) - pictorial boards. B&w drawings, map. "No square mile in England is so packed with drama and history as the City of London. Here are the landmarks of the Roman occupation, the Great Fire, the Plague and the devastation of the Second World War. Here the visitor will find the centuries-old traditions of the livery halls and the bustling markets; the commercial heart of London in the great banks and finance houses; the simple dignity of Sir Christopher Wren's city churches; and the world-famous sights such as the Tower of London. Stan Jarvis's sympathetic text reveals his wide knowledge of the City and David Baker's line drawings capture the unique character of streets, buildings and people." 2" very light line indentation on preliminary pages, tiny dint at bottom fore-edge of both boards, very light rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
17 Lucas, James. Foreword by the Rt Hon Sir Bernard Braine. LAST DAYS OF THE THIRD REICH: THE COLLAPSE OF NAZI GERMANY, MAY 1945.
New York William Morrow 1986 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Very Good Very Good 
241 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). "Buttressed by more than 100 maps and photographs, (this) is the first account of the fall of the Third Reich and what happened to its soldiers as the nations that had been forcibly made a part of Hitler's satanic empire exacted their retribution. Here are the stories of quite ordinary people over whom there swept a destructive war and who have not forgotten those events although they occurred more than forty years ago. There are not merely the stories of what happened to the Germans - who had made the mistake of starting a war and then losing it - but also the first-person recollections of people of other nations. On the Eastern Front, the fighting had taken on a dreadful, bitter aspect early on: Three years of intensive, epic conflict in which each side had seemingly tried to outdo the other in atrocity and terror had not prepared the ground for peace and reconciliation. In Germany, propaganda predictions of the horrors and brutalities of the Red Army were to prove all too true. The brutality of the Nazis would be fully paralleled by that of the conqueror. For the governors of Hitler's empire, their families, wives and children, escape from the approaching apocalypse meant running the gauntlet of now-confident partisans on the road to safety. But fear of reprisals was not confined to the vanquished. Exiles from Russia, anti-Communists, deserters, even ex-prisoners of war, knew well what hard fate awaited them in the cold heart of Russia. This compelling account fully captures the tension, turmoil and tragedy of the last days of the Third Reich." One very tiny corner bump on rear board, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Ontario, Canada Self-published 1984 First Edition Very Good Inscribed By Author
43 pp, 8 3/4" H. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. B&w maps. A look at the use of the Gaelic language in Glengarry, Ontario over a period of 200 years. Interior - soft crease at bottom corner of pages otherwise. Exterior - soft crease at bottom corner of book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
TALES OF THE AMBER RING., May, Milos.  Translated by Vladimir Varecha.
19 May, Milos. Translated by Vladimir Varecha. TALES OF THE AMBER RING.
London B. Mitchell / Orbis 1985 0856135313 / 9780856135316 First English Edition Very Good Very Good Petr Sis. 
191 pp, 11 1/4" H. Translated from the Czech. Colour and b&w illustrations throughout. "These marvellous tales come from the faraway Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as from Finland. They are full of earthy humour as well as heroism and romance. They range from court to farmyard, from heaven to hell. the characters are unusually true to life, even unexpectedly so. God Himself is portrayed as being sometimes grumpy, sometimes angry, and very human. The Devil and his cohorts appear frequently, sometimes tricking men, more often being tricked by them. One intriguing aspect of these stories is the way so many of them lead on to another: just as you think you have reached the end, something new happens, and the protagonist is off again. These are among the most intriguing tales ever set down for children, because they do not end with simple morals or easy solutions. Each story creates a world of its own, one which you are unlikely to have encountered before, or ever to find again." One tiny corner bump, small light scuff across fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small soiling mark on rear panel, soft crease down rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE PEENEMUNDE RAID: THE NIGHT OF 17-18 AUGUST 1943., Middlebrook, Martin.
20 Middlebrook, Martin. THE PEENEMUNDE RAID: THE NIGHT OF 17-18 AUGUST 1943.
Allen Lane, (London, 1982). Ist Edition 
265 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0713913355 B&w photographs, maps. "On a night in August 1943, RAF Bomber Command launched a unique operation to destroy a secret research establishment located on the remote Baltic coast of Germany. That place was Peenemunde, the cradle of the space age. Here Germany's most brilliant scientists were developing an advanced form of rocket projectile that Hitler planned to launch in large numbers in order to destroy London and cause the collapse of British morale and resistance. The V-2 rocket, Hitler hoped, would reverse the course of the war and bring him victory. When allied intelligence discovered what was afoot, the RAF was ordered to destroy Peenemunde at whatever th e r i s k ...Martin Middlebrook has brought to (this book) his usual thorough research and authoritative analysis. All aspects of the subject are covered in graphic detail: the experiments at Peenedmunde, the lifestyle of the German community and th e m an y fo reign workers there, the Intelligence hunt, events at British headquarters, the fortunes of the British and Luftwaffe aircrews, and the experiences of those under attack..." Small Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, v ery l igh t r ub bin g on bottom edge of front board, very light eaviness to for-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small corner crease on front flap, very slight color fading on spine, very ligh t r ubbi ng. Ve ry G ood/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
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