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1 Bell, Caroline and Bell, Eddie. Edited by Alden Hatch. THANK YOU TWICE, OR HOW WE LIKE AMERICA.
New York Harcourt, Brace 1941 Second Printing. Hard Cover Good+ Poor 
112 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H). "This is the unvarnished narrative of the adventures of Caroline and Eddie Bell, aged twelve and ten, who were among the first children sent from England to America in the summer of 1940. The man who asked them to write their own book said: 'Tell about the things you like and the things you don't like. Don't pull any punches. Americans can take it.' Americans can not only take it, but will love it. It is a gorgeous, high-spirited document. The impact of our daily routine, with its excitements and it disappointments too, seems just as diverting to us as it is to them." Some areas of light discoloration on boards, endpapers are browned, several tiny ink/dye marks on pages 30/31 and at edges/margins of a few other pages, light browning on edges of text block, slight scuff across fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has pieces missing at edges and some tears (text is complete on flaps and most of title), moderate browning - heavier on spine and flap-folds, now in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE SUMMER:  WHEN BRITAIN STOOD ALONE., Brown, Malcolm.  Foreword by Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris.
2 Brown, Malcolm. Foreword by Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris. SPITFIRE SUMMER: WHEN BRITAIN STOOD ALONE.
Carlton/Imperial War Museum, (London, 2000). 
207 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1842220438 B&w and color plates. "Summer 1940: Nazi Germany was swiftly tightening its grip on Europe. Hitler's forces appeared to be invincible, having swept through Poland, Belgium, the Nether lands and France. Invasion seemed inevitable as the Fuhrer's eyes turned to Britain, isolated against the might of facism. But he reckoned without the indomitable will and spirit of the British people and their leader, Winston Churchill . ( T h i s book) tells the story of that extraordinary time. Packed full of unique archive material and first-hand accounts, it tells the story of the men and women who fought and won the Battle of Britain in that fateful summer: the summer of t he Sp it fi re ." Book slightly cocked. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Collier, Richard. 1940: THE WORLD IN FLAMES.
Hamish Hamilton, London, (1979), Ist edition. 
258 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" h), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "...vividly brings the year's events to life, recounting not merely the major episodes but spotlighting little-known characters caught up in them. There is the heroic Norwegian, Theodor Broch, mayor of Narvik; Rene de Chambrun, a young French infantry officer serving in the Maginot Line who finds himself dispatched to the White House to plead his country's cause after the Fall of France; Polly Peabody, a young New York socialite who organised a field hospital, brought it to Europe and found herself flung from Scandianvia to Vichy, from occupied Paris to the London blitz. Through the eyes of young Captain Molders of the Luftwaffe we see the Germans' incredulity when Hitler's decision not to invade England may well have lost him the whole war..." Small shallow bump to top edge of front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, dust staining to top of textblock, tiny bump to bottom rear corner. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color. VG-/VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA:  THE DIARIES OF A FIGHTER PILOT., Douglas-Hamilton, James.  Introduction by Laddie Lucas.
4 Douglas-Hamilton, James. Introduction by Laddie Lucas. THE AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA: THE DIARIES OF A FIGHTER PILOT.
Wrens Park, n.p., 2000, reprint. 
150 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0905778456 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "For both the Axis and Allied Powers, Malta was a vital key to victory - not only in the Mediterranean, but in North Africa and the Middle East as well. In this new edition of his highly-praised book....(the author) provides one of the most intriguing and realistic accounts of the struggle for possession of the island, a fight to the death which lasted two-and-a-ha l f y e a r s , during which time 14,000 tons of bombs were dropped on a defiant population. The book is largely based on the diaries of Lord David Douglas-Hamiton, the author's uncle, who was sent out to Malta as a Spitfire Squadron Leader at a ti me wh en t he i sl and was sustaining heavier bombing than London at the height of the Blitz, and the Axis forces were preparing for invasion. The author's scrupulous research, combined with his uncle's uniquely authoritative viewpoint, vivid ly rec r eat es the pe rio d, the comradeship and the grimness of life on the beleaguered island. The air battle, which was the second largest of the entire war, involved some of the most famous fighter aces of World War II, including 'Screwball' Beu rlin g and Lad die Luca s. The y all played a vital part in what proved to be one of the greatest defensive and strategic operations of all time, and their exploits, along with those of many others, are recorded here, a reminder of their indomit able spir it in the face of a ppa llin g odds." Minor bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, 1" line of very tiny indentations on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 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.
5 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
 
 
6 Fredette, Raymond H. Introduction by Tom D. Crouch. Foreword by Hanson W. Baldwin. Afterword by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John Slessor. THE SKY ON FIRE: THE FIRST BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1917-1918 AND THE BIRTH OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE.
Smithsonian, Washington, D.C., 1991, reprint. 
289 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1560980168 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "World War I in the air is popularly recalled as a romance of dawn patrols and chivalrous duels between Spads and Fokkers over the Western Front. All but forgotten a re the day and night raids German airmen carried out against England with large bombers during 1917-1918. Based on firsthand accounts from British and German sources, (this book) explores all aspects of the first systematic strategic air cam p a i g n i n history, including the impact it had on the strategy and conduct of World War II. The daring airmen who pioneered this new mode of warfare flew twin-engined Gotha and Giant bombers. Their raids on London spurred the British to creat e th e Ro ya l A ir Force, the world's first independent air service, and the London Air Defense Area. Except for some technological refinements, notably radar, it was essentially the same air defense system that was to serve Britain so well in Wo rl dWa r II. " In ter ior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light rubbing with a few tiny scuffs, soft corner creases on front cover, minor soiling. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE MIGHTY EIGHTH.  (A HISTORY OF THE UNITS, MEN AND MACHINES OF THE US 8th AIR FORCE)., Freeman, Roger A.
7 Freeman, Roger A. THE MIGHTY EIGHTH. (A HISTORY OF THE UNITS, MEN AND MACHINES OF THE US 8th AIR FORCE).
New York Orion 1989 0517576910 / 9780517576915 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good John B. Rabbets, color profiles. 
311 pp, 4to (11 1/6" H). B&w photographs, maps, color profiles. "Charting the remarkable record of the 8th Air Force from its creation in 1942, through its fundamental role in taking the battle to Hitler's Germany when it became the largest air unit ever committed to battle, to its departure from the United Kingdom after victory had been achieved, this comprehensive history explains the formation strategies and aircraft deployed and does so with extensive use of the reminiscences of veterans of 'The Eighth'. Historians are united in acknowledging the vital part played by the 8th Air Force in securing the Allied success and, as the heroic events of the conflict are commemorated half a century later, this book which first coined the admirable, and now universally accepted, prefix 'MIGHTY', returns to print to remain the finest tribute to the airmen who knew their task, undertook it with determination, and successfully completed it." Tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, very small bump at corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
8 Golding, William. DARKNESS VISIBLE.
London Faber and Faber 1979 0751114547 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Russell Drysdale, dust jacket illustration. 
265 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Matty appears out of the flaming destruction of the Blitz. Who is he? Is he more or less than an ordinary human? Is the journal he keeps madness or inspiration? The twins are young enough to be his daughters: Sophy - dark, amoral, cruel; and Toni - fair, brilliant, empty. Their generation inhabits a world of cold terror, a world running down, a world where love is dying. Yet Matty and Toni never meet, and Matty and Sophy for no more than a moment. There are others too, like Sebastian Pedigree, thought by some to the the wickedest of men - William Golding has written a story of our times, a chilling mystery which never ceases to mystify. The master of disturbing suggestion, he stirs up the sediment of dark thoughts and half-ideas within us all; but for the reader as well as the characters, the reality of inarticulate fear emerges more clearly than ever." Pages browning very lightly. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny spot of discoloration on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND:  THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND., Hewer, Howard.  Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald.  Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon.
9 Hewer, Howard. Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald. Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon. IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND: THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND.
Stoddart, Toronto, 2000. 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077373273X B&w photographs, maps. "In 1940, 19-year-old Howard Hewer dreamed of being the next Billy Bishop, of piloting Spitfires or Hurricanes over Europe. His dream was shattered when he was selected instead for a career as a wireless operator. But his thirst for adventure would certainly be satisfied. He was not to be a pilot, but he would play a vital role in air operations in World War II over Europe and the Mediterrane an. Hewer's life in Bomber Command was never dull, and almost always bittersweet. During training, he fell out of a Fairey Battle, and held on by only one foot high over Lake Erie. In London, he survived a run-in with the infamous 'Piccad i l l y C o m mandos', then dug for victims of an air raid in the rubble of a dance hall. But Hewer found life in the belly of Wellington, or 'Wimpy', bombers the most hazardous of all. He and his crew of 218 and 148 Squadrons flew important nigh t op er at i on s ov er Germany and North Africa, dropping their deadly payloads while dodging enemy flak. All the while, Hewer was busy at the radio controls identifying his Wimpy's position and detecting false codes from Axis operators, who were al way s o n t he pr ow l t o lure unsuspecting Allied bombers into landing on enemy airfields. On perhaps his bravest mission of the war, as a driver for the RAF in North Africa, Hewer drove deep behind enemy lines, where he exchanged fire with I tal ian troo ps. An othe r t ime, in Suez, he became bored while on medical leave, and joined on as a wireless operator on another operation. Soon after takeoff, the plane took flak and crash landed on the desert floor. Hewer was trapped, his le gs c rush ed ag ains t hi s rad io, the e ngines of the plane threatening to explode. At times comical, at others tragic, Howard Hewer's stirring story will leave a lasting imprint on the memory of its readers." Dust jacket has minor rubbing. Nea r Fin e/Nea r Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
10 Hooton, E.R. EAGLES IN FLAMES: THE FALL OF THE LUFTWAFFE.
London Arms and Armour 1997 1854093436 / 9781854093431 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, tables. "How close did the Luftwaffe come to winning the war for Germany? Did command errors contribute to the downfall? Could more, newer and better equipped aircraft have beaten the Allies, even after the failures of 1940? Could the Luftwaffe ever have survived the unreasonable dictates of the Fuhrer? By means of deeply researched analytical text and extensive appendices, the reader is guided through the complexities of the war from 1940 to D-Day and will gain an new understanding of how the Luftwaffe snatched defeat from the jaws of victory." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling and tiny chip at top/bottom of flap-folds also a tiny tear at top of rear flap-fold - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HITLER VERSUS ME: THE RETURN OF BARTHOLOMEW BANDY.  (HITLER VS. ME)., Jack, Donald.
11 Jack, Donald. HITLER VERSUS ME: THE RETURN OF BARTHOLOMEW BANDY. (HITLER VS. ME).
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1996 0771043775 / 9780771043772 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Greg Banning Cover Art. 
351 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/4" H ). "A new war - and (forty-five-year-old Flight-Lieutenant) Bandy wants to get in the thick of it" Volume 8 of The Bandy Papers. Very tiny stain on top of text block, slight fading to bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, many faint indentation lines on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
V FOR VENGEANCE:  THE SECOND BATTLE OF LONDON., Johnson, David.
12 Johnson, David. V FOR VENGEANCE: THE SECOND BATTLE OF LONDON.
London William Kimber 1981 0718301889 / 9780718301880 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
203 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "Only five minutes from launch to impact: not even enough time to give an air raid alert. They could not be tracked: they travelled too high and too fast to be shot down. These were the rocket 'Vengeance Weapons', launched in addition to the flying bombs in retaliation for British and American bombing raids on German cities. Damage inflicted upon London was considerable: 198 were killed by a flying bomb in the Aldwych, hundreds died at New Cross, and over one hundred civilians lost their lives in Smithfield Market. (The author) examines the effects of the V-1 flying bombs and V-2 rockets on a capital still showing the scars of the 1940-41 blitz. On 6th June 1944, only a few hours after the D-Day landings, orders were passed down from German High Command to prepare the 'Vengeance Weapons' for an immediate assault on Britain." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, previous owner's embossed stamp on half-title page, a few light soiling marks on pages 34, 35 & 90, book is slightly cracked at a few places, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, area of soft wrinkles on rear panel, light rubbing, light fading to spine colors, minor indentations, small area of delamination on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AVIATION (SPEED AND ACCELERATION)., Jokl, Ernst, Captain.
13 Jokl, Ernst, Captain. MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AVIATION (SPEED AND ACCELERATION).
London Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good E. Ullman. 
104 pp, 8 11/16" H. Brick-coloured boards with gold lettering on spine, blindstamped lettering on front board. 122 b&w illustrations (collated). "The medical problems raised by speed and acceleration in the air and high velocity ascents and descents are of great practical importance in the present struggle for air supremacy. They are presented in this book in such a way as to appeal to the layman who takes an intelligent interest in current affairs no less than to medical practitioners, flying instructors, engineers, and the pilots themselves." Contents include: Diving at 600 m.p.h.; Opening the Parachute; Centrifugal Forces; "Blacking Out"; "Redding Out"; "Cobber" Kain's Death; The Aero-Medical Post-Mortem; Franctured Ankles; Pneumatic Belts and Water Suits; Psychology of Jumping into Space; "Blitz" Ascents; Exhaustion of Adrenals; Aero-Embolism; etc. Half-title page is missing, small puckered tear at top of title page - archivally taped, tiny dent on fore-edge of boards, light browning to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several small edge tears, light rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel, tiny hole on front flap-fold, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
COCKNEY DING DONG., Keeping, Charles.
14 Keeping, Charles. COCKNEY DING DONG.
Kestrel Books / EMI Music Publishing, Harmondsworth / London, 1975. 
190 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0722650612 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with Charles Keepings wonderful drawings of London and Londoners of the past. "Charles Keeping, one of Britain's finest illustrators, was brou ght up in Vauxhall, South London, where a Saturday-night sing song (or 'ding dong', as it was called) was part of the way of life. Over many years, including the height of the Blitz, these sing songs scarcely varied in style or content. A r m e d w i t h plenty of beer and food, the family gathered in the parlour to sing and dance to their favourite songs, each member of the family being expected to sing the song that 'belonged' to him. Charles Keeping has now brought together and l ov in gl y i ll us tr ated many of these songs. They come from a variety of sources: from Edwardian music hall, from the First World War trenches, from the American dance hall, or, quite simply, from the streets. And they take in a complete ra nge of mo ods , fro m t he sen timental 'My Old Dutch' to the favourite Cockeny dance song, 'Knees Up Mother Brown'. Musical notation, for guitar and piano, and full lyrics are given for each song. But this is a book to treasure as much as to us e - Char les Keep in g's deli ght ful illustrations, whether they are portraying characters from the songs or members of the family singing, help to capture a part of Cockney life that is fast disappearing." Previous owner's small stamp on front pa sted own; a se ries of tiny hole s fr om t o to bottom on pages 81 to 88 - also a small area of creases on these pages and an area of ink smudging on page 88 - probably caused by printing/maunfacturing process; book lightly cocked; two tiny corner bumps . Du st ja cket has very light wrin kling at top of spine and flap-folds. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MAKING FRIENDS WITH HITLER: LORD LONDONDERRY, THE NAZIS AND THE ROAD TO WORLD WAR II., Kershaw, Ian.
15 Kershaw, Ian. MAKING FRIENDS WITH HITLER: LORD LONDONDERRY, THE NAZIS AND THE ROAD TO WORLD WAR II.
New York Penguin 2004 1594200300 / 9781594200304 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
488 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w map, plates. "Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart, the 7th Marquess of Londonderry, was born to power and command. Scion of one of Britain's most aristocratic families, cousin of Churchill and confidant of the king, owner of vast coal fields and landed estates, married to the doyenne of London's social scene, Londonderry was an ornament to his class, the 0.1 percent of the population who still owned 30 percent of England's wealth as late as 1930. But history has not been kind to 'Charley', as the king called him, because, in his own words, he 'backed the wrong horse', and a very dark horse indeed: Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party. Londonderry was hardly the only British aristocrat to do so, but he was the only cabinet member to do so, and it ruined him. In a final irony, his grand London house was bombed by the German Luftwaffe in the blitz. Ian Keshaw is not out to rehabilitate Lord Londonderry but to understand him and to expose why he was made a scapegoat for views that were much more widely held than anyone now likes to think." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WILD MARY: THE LIFE OF MARY WESLEY., Marnham, Patrick.  (Mary Wesley).
16 Marnham, Patrick. (Mary Wesley). WILD MARY: THE LIFE OF MARY WESLEY.
London Chatto & Windus 2006 0701179910 / 9780701179915 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
289 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w plates. "She was born Mary Farmar, related to the Duke of Wellington, and grew up a rebel who believed that she was her mother's least favourite child. Like many girls of her background, she married for escape. In the late 1930s, she began a fascination with Heinz Ziegler, a Czech university professor and wartime air gunner; his brother, Paul, later a Benedictine monk, also fell under her spell. At the outbreak of the Second World War she was, as she put it, 'roped into Intelligence', where she worked on breaking codes. MI5 and her rackety life during the Blitz eventually inspired her novels ('Jumping the Queue', 'The Camomile Lawn', 'Not That Sort of Girl', 'A Sensible Life', etc.), many of which were concerned with multiple wartime love affairs. She wrote about the atmosphere of the home front and how the imminence of death loosened inhibitions - her fiction was as sexy and as candid as she was herself. She drew on her eccentric friends and her love of Cornwall and the West Country, while the darkness of her novels was illuminated by a caustic sense of the ridiculous. Her style has been described as arsenic without the old lace. (This) is a remarkable book about a woman who was courageous, sensual, talented and ruthless. Readers will enjoy her story not only for its witty anecdotes and devastating one-liners, but also for the intimate portrait it builds of a multi-layered personality in which much was hidden." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, previous owner's place, date and signature on half-title page; light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling and wear at top.bottom of spine and flap-folds, some edge wrinkling - mainly along top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HELL ISLAND.  CANADIAN PILOTS AND THE 1942 AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA., McCaffery, Dan.
17 McCaffery, Dan. HELL ISLAND. CANADIAN PILOTS AND THE 1942 AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA.
Toronto James Lorimer 1998 1550286250 / 9781550286250 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Paul Tuttle, jacket art. 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "The 1942 Siege of Malta was an incredible, against-the-odds triumph for England's Royal Air Force and a small band of Canadian flyers. (This book) describes the way Allied submarines and bombers operating from the tiny island effectively controlled shipping in the Mediterranean. In retaliation, Hitler and Mussolini decided to starve and bomb Malta out of the war. McCaffery vividly captures the tension of the devastating offensive, bringing to life all the key events of the battle from the March Blitz to the final Allied victory in October. The heroic exploits of air aces Buzz Beurling, Wally McLeod, Moose Fumerton, and John Williams are described in colourful detail. Air history and military history fans will not want to miss this fascinating new account of the important role played by Canadians in one of the most exciting campaigns of World War II." Company label on free front endpaper, very small bump to top corner of both boards, light edge wear, slight lean to the spine, small crease at the bottom corner of page leaf 203/204. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
V-BOMBS AND WEATHERMAPS:  REMINISCENCES OF WORLD WAR II., McElheran, Brock.
18 McElheran, Brock. V-BOMBS AND WEATHERMAPS: REMINISCENCES OF WORLD WAR II.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, (1995), Ist edition. 
199 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Towards the end of World War II Germany unleashed its weapons of vengeance on the British population - the V-1 flying bomb (a pilotless aircraft) and the V-2 rocket (the precursor of the ballistic missile). (The author)...recounts his own experience of being under attack and pays tribute to the brave civilians in southern England." Bookplate on ffep. Dj has soft wrinkling along top edge, minor edgewear. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Ministry of Information. THE AIR BATTLE OF MALTA: THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE R.A.F. IN MALTA, JUNE 1940 TO NOVEMBER 1942.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1944 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
95 pp, 9" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. Contents: An Outpost of the Brave; The Italians Try Their Hand; The Luck of the Illustrious; Second Assault: The Luftwaffe Comes and Goes; Malta's Flashing Sword; The Luftwaffe Returns for the Kill; Onslaught on the Convoys; Malta Fights for her Life; Climax of Battle: The Defenders' Triumph; The Fighters go out to Attack; Some Relief for the Garrision: The August Convoy; Offensive Against Rommel; The Last Blitz: The Siege is Raised. Interior - small bump to top/bottom corners of pages 1 to 40, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two small corner creases, light wear on spine - minor edge wear elsewhere. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Murchie, J.C., Lieutenant-General, Chief of General Staff, Canada. THE CANADIANS IN BRITAIN, 1939-1944. THE CANADIAN ARMY AT WAR.
Ottawa Minister of National Defence 1944 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
172 pp + fold-out map at rear, 8vo (9" H) - red cloth, lettering on spine. B&w photographs, reproductions, 1 colour plate by C.F. Comfort, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Five Years in Britain; The Weapon on the Anvil; The Days of the Blitz; Sappers at Work; A Little Behind the Front; The Canadians and the British People. Interior - previous ownership stamp on free front endpaper, light yellowing to page edges and endpapers, a few pages with light printing ink marks in margins - from manufacturing process, previous owner's light pencil notation in top margin of page 98 relevant to the page content. Exterior - light to moderate wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to colour to bottom 1" of spine, light shallow bump/small scuff at top of front board edge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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