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BOMBER COMMAND / COSTAL COMMAND / FLEET AIR ARM / ARK ROYAL / ATLANTIC BRIDGE - 5 ITEMS., Air Ministry / Admiralty.
1 Air Ministry / Admiralty. BOMBER COMMAND / COSTAL COMMAND / FLEET AIR ARM / ARK ROYAL / ATLANTIC BRIDGE - 5 ITEMS.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office Very Good - 
Five World War II publications issued for the Air Ministry and the Admiralty by the Ministry of Information between 1941 and 1945, 9" H. 1. Bomber Command: The Air Ministry Account of Bomber Command's Offensive Against the Axis September, 1939 - July, 1941 - 128 pp, 1941, b&w photographs (including aerial), maps - Contents: War Telegram; Captains and Crews; First Blood: Attacks on the German Fleet; White Bombs: The Leaflet Raids; Campaign Against Odds: Norway; Western Front: The Battle of Flanders; Long Distance Attack: Italy; Mining the Enemy's Coast; Why the Invasion Armada Never Sailed; Day Offensive in the North Sea; The Battle of the Atlantic; The Mind that Plans: Operations Control; The Crew that Strikes: Night Raid; The Attack on Nazi Industry; The Damage in Germany; One Thing is Certain. 2. Coastal Command: The Air Ministry's Account of the Part Played by Coastal Command in the Battle of the Seas, 1939-1942 - 143 pp, 1943, b&w photographs (including aerial), maps - Contents: "It's the 'Bismarck'!"; Plot of Operations; The Men and the Aircraft; Flying Start: September 1939; The Fight for Norway; Heinkel-haunted Skies: the Attack on the West; Seeking the Raider in his Lair; Ten Million Miles of Sea; Ocean Rendezvous; The Attack on the U-Boats; The Big Bad Wulf; Rescue Missions and Secret Missions; Blockade by Mine and Bomb; Torpedoes Running Strongly; Their Spirit is Serene. 3. Fleet Air Arm - 127 pp, 1943, b&w photographs (including aerial), maps - Contents: The Swordfish Strike in Bomba Bay; Afirfields Afloat: The Carriers; The Aircraft of the Fleet; When a Sailor Learns to Fly; "Those in Whose Work They Trust"; Frigates of the Air; Spotting for the Fleet; The Triumph at Taranto; Find, Fix and Strike; "We Will Go Up and Fight"; Roof Over the Convoy; Long Odds: From Dunkirk to Crete; Desert Squadrons; In Support of the Army: Norway to Madagascar; The Shape of Things to Come: North Africa; In the Great Company of the Navy. 4. Ark Royal - 63 pp, 1942, b&w photographs, map - Contents: "Where is the Ark Royal?"; The Building of the Ark; The Ark Goes to War; Ocean Search: The Hunt for the Graf Spee; Norway: At Grips with the Luftwaffe; "This Melancholy Action"; The Long Arm of Force H; "The Convoy Must Go Through"; The Hazard That Beat the Bismark; The Spirit of the Ark. 5. Atlantic Bridge - 75 pp, 1945, b&w photographs, map endpapers - Contents: Overture and Beginners; First to Go: The Hudsons; The Crossing of the Catalinas; The Ferry Service Grows; Over the Top of the World; A Search Party Went Out; The Spans of the Flying Bridge; "Round the Parish": a North Atlantic Tour; A Great Black Rock in the Arctic; Records of the Northern Route; Cargoes and Supercargoes; A Dispatch for Mr. Churchill; Three Thousand Miles to Africa; "Up the Line": Middle East Supply Routes. Interiors - clean and tight, ArkRoyal has small soft creasesa top/bottom corners of first twenty pages. Exteriors - Bomber Command: light lean to spine, light edge wear - a little more on spine, light curl to front corners which migrates into pages, wrinkling on spine. Coastal Command: ight lean to spine, light edge wear - a little more on spine, light small curl to front corners which migrates into adjacent pages, moderate wrinkling on spine and hinges, several small foxing marks on spine. Fleet Air Arm: very small cut at top of rear hinge - migrates into adjacent pages. Ark Royal: very light wear at top/bottom of spine. Atlantic Bridge: very light wear on spine, minor soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Alexander, Bevin. HOW GREAT GENERALS WIN.
New York Avon 1995 0380724367 / 9780380724369 Very Good 
320 pp, 7 7/8" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Undaunted by Hannibal's elephants, Scipio Africanus ordered his outnumbered cavlary to charge directly toward the massive beasts - and, by doing so, saved Rome. Stonewall Jackson struck like lightning throughout the Shenandoah Valley, with occasional feints toward Washington - and so frustrated a numerically superior Union Army. Despite few resouces and even less support from the German High Command, The 'Desert Fox', Erwin Rommel, conducted one of the most spectacular and successful campaigns in military history. In wars throughout the centuries, the fortunes of great armies have turned on surprise tactics and audacious maneuvers brilliantly conceived by unconventional officers. In this remarkable work, acclaimed historian Bevin Alexander examines some of the most astonishing campaigns and engagements of all time - providing a uniquely insightful look at the battlefield genius of Napoleon, Sherman, Lawrence of Arabia, MacArthur, and other military strategists who transformed rout into victory time and time again." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 Aspin, Les, Rep. & Dickinson, William, Rep. House Armed Services Committee, U.S. Congress. DEFENSE FOR A NEW ERA: LESSONS OF THE PERSIAN GULF WAR.
Washington Brassey's (US) 1992 0028810287 / 9780028810287 First Edition Very Good+ Good+ 
93 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "The House of Representatives' official report on Operation Desert Storm, (this book) discloses what went right, what went wrong, and what was learned for tomorrow's defense planning and budgets. It is the first such congressional postwar analysis ever published. With responsiblity to go far beyond the media reports, the House Armed Services Committee interviewed nearly a thousand participants while thoroughly scrutinizing the coalition victory over Iraq. The culmination of that wide-ranging analysis, this book provides unique insights into such crucial topics as personnel, planning and deployment, the bombing and ground campaigns, the role of high technology, logistics and communications, and intelligence. It is a tough, bipartisan evaluation that leads to provocative suggestions for future defense in a rapidly changing world." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate rubbing - no color loss. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
AFV MODELLER.  ISSUE 5.  JULY/AUGUST 2002., Barker, Paul; Thompson, Darren; Gustavsson, Erik; Astier, Frederick; Anderson, Thomas; Assad, Moustafa; Lustig, Bernhard; Telio, Antonio Martin.
4 Barker, Paul; Thompson, Darren; Gustavsson, Erik; Astier, Frederick; Anderson, Thomas; Assad, Moustafa; Lustig, Bernhard; Telio, Antonio Martin. AFV MODELLER. ISSUE 5. JULY/AUGUST 2002.
AFV Modeller, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2002. 
65 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. Contents: Magnificent Seven: Paul Barker describes his Churchill Mk7; Duck Out of Water: Panzerjager 1 'Ente' 605, Pz.J.Abtlg., North Africa; Swedish Armour on exercise; M5A1 Kit; Xtreme Detail: Sdkfz 11; Lebanese Civil War Armour; Italeri M13/40: A small Italian desert-warrior; Keeping track - new releases; AMS Therapy: Antonio Martin Tello offers some help for the afflicted with his 1:72 Cromwell Mk.IV. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE DESERT GENERALS., Barnett, Correlli.
5 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
 
 
6 Barthorp, Michael. WAR ON THE NILE: BRITAIN, EGYPT AND THE SUDAN, 1882-1898.
Blandford, Poole, 1984. 
190 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0713718587 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "Britain's continual military involvement in Egypt and the Sudan to protect British 'interest' and the Suez Canal is a compelling story o f gruelling desert campaigns led by such famous Victorian generals as Wolseley, Gordon and Kitchener against the charismatic Mahdi and the Khalifa." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease a t t o p o f rear cover, minor edge wear, very light rubbing, two small soft corner creases. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
STORM COMMAND:  A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE GULF WAR., Billiere, General Sir Peter de la.
7 Billiere, General Sir Peter de la. STORM COMMAND: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE GULF WAR.
Motivate, (Dubai, UAE, 1992). 
348 pp, large 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1873544464 B&w photos, maps. "Desert Storm was a war like no other. Fought with weapons of a sophistication beyond anything previously displayed in battle, against a ruthless dictator who se invastion of Kuwait had been universally condemned, it was a conflict waged with an unparalleled sense of international common purpose. Under the fierce glare of world media attention, commanders had to be appointed to manage a highly v o l a t i l e s ituation - with hostages shielding Saddam Hussein's military installations, Iraq's breached trade sanctions needing enforcement, the constant threat of chemical warfare and the Coalition's objectives gradually shifting from defence to o ff en ce .. .( T hi s book) is the fascinating, revelatory chronicle of war from the Allied nerve centre, analysing the American's brilliant execution of the air and the land campaigns. It shows in riveting details how the British commander i nsi ste d o n t ran sfe rri ng hi s ground forces to a more crucial sector of the battlefield and how he persuaded Schwarzkopf to deploy the SAS in the western desert of Iraq. It is also the portrait of an exceptional commander in action..." Smal l fa int stic ker mark on fron t p aste down, wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing on rear panel with slight color loss, creasing at top of spine, small and tiny tear with crease at bottom of rear pan el - arch ivall y ta ped. Ver y Goo d+/V ery Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RETURN OF SERGEANT LUCK., Bond, Geoffrey.
8 Bond, Geoffrey. THE RETURN OF SERGEANT LUCK.
Max Parrish, London, 1964, first edition. 
144 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. The sixth 'Sergeant Luck' adventure. Jacket design by William Randell. "The dagger sped through the open window, whistling closely past the commandant. Its razor edge landed with a thud ri ght in the centre of a map of North Africa. Was it thrown to kill? What was the meaning of the cryptic message carved on its hilt? What was happening in the remote fortress of Ain Seffara? Sergeant Luck meant to find out. Once again w e m e e t S e r geant Luck and his indomitable companions, Corporal Trenet and Aloysius Bimberg; we are back with the 'legionnaires' in one of the strangest episodes in Luck's carerr. The sergeant finds himself in conflict with a most mysterious en e my , th e e ve r- th reatening but never present figure known as 'The Dawn'. His trilling exploits in the menacing desert will delight all Sergeant Luck's old admirers and will win him many eager new adherents." Slight bump at top/bottom of s pin e/ rea r hin ge , tin y d int to top edge of rear board, tiny foxing mark on top of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges and on spine/flap-folds, small lett er "c" wr itte n i n ink on r ear panel, light soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
THE SONORAN DESERT., Bowden, Charles.  Photographs by Jack W. Dykinga.
9 Bowden, Charles. Photographs by Jack W. Dykinga. THE SONORAN DESERT.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1997. 
167 pp, oblong small 4to (10 1/2" H x 10 7/8" D), soft cover. ISBN 0810926695 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "The Sonoran Desert of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico sizzles in the sun. Daytime temperatures common ly soar above 120F. The parched, mineral earth gets less than three inches of rainfall a year on average; some years, none at all. Yet this is one of the most fascinating and beautiful places in North America. A large variety of plants - cr e o s o t e bush, the fabled boojum, and numerous other cacti and succulents - flourish here, as do a wealth of birds, insects, and small mammals. Man is an uneasy resident, and, although modern cities such as Phoenix and Tucson survive on its fri ng es , th e na tural heart of the desert still rejects all but the most intrepid sojourners. Two who know this desert well are (the author and photographer of this book). Interwoven together, the personal visions of these two remarkable observers ev oke t he So nor an Desert with extraordinary power. We may or may not wish to be in the desert as they have been, but in these pages we will come as close as possible to being there." Price includes extra postage due to weight of book. Inter ior - cl ean an d t ight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, a few tiny faint liquid marks on front cover, one light crease down spine, very minor corner wear. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
F-15 EAGLE., Braybrook, Roy.
10 Braybrook, Roy. F-15 EAGLE.
London Osprey 1991 1855321491 / 9781855321496 First Edition Very Good- Very Good 
128 pp, 11 7/8" H. Profuesly illustrated with colour photographs. "Built to counter the seemingly invincible Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat, the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle has proven to be more than a match for any 'red' fighter interceptor for over 15 years. Carrying the all-seeing Hughes AN/APG-63 radar inside its massive radome, the interception capabilities of the Eagle have been matched only by its US Navy rival, the F-14 Tomcat. Although a large aeroplane, the Eagle is incredibly agile, with plenty of power from its twin afterburning Pratt & Whitney F-100 turbofans. These allow a pilot to exploit the F-15 Eagle's suberb in-flight characteristics to the fullest extent. Entering frontline squadron service with the USAF's Tactical Air Command in late 1974, the F-15 has gone on to equip no less than six tactical fighter wings based in the USA, and one apiece in Germany and Japan. Five Air National Guard units also bolster the front line ranks with earlier version of the mighty Eagle. All USAF operators of the potent F-15 are graphically featured in this stunning volume. A chapter on the rarely illustrated Japanese Air Self-Defence Force complements the star-spangled F-15s." Minor edge wear, small faint erasure mark at top of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, some areas of light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 17.00 USD
 
 
ONE MAN'S WAR:  A SOLDIER'S DIARY., Brown, James Ambrose.
11 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
 
 
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA: THE LIFE, THE LEGEND., Brown, Malcolm.
12 Brown, Malcolm. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA: THE LIFE, THE LEGEND.
London Thames & Hudson / Imperial War Museum 2005 0500512388 / 9780500512388 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
208 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps. A visual biography that "takes us inside the mind of a man of extraordinary energy, ability and charisma who seemed to have everything in his hands only to throw it away, turning the rest of his life into an obsessive quest for anonymity and sanctuary. In Lawrence's own atmospheric photographs, haunting paintings of the desert and its peoples, evocative drawings and ephemera, all supported by quotations from his personal account of his experiences, we are able to enjoy the unfolding drama at first hand." Small light bump at top of rear hinge, one corner and at lower fore-edge of rear board; one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small taped tear at top of front flap, very light rubbing and a few small faint line indentations on panels. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO LOVED EGYPT:  BIMBASHI McPHERSON., Carman, Barry and McPherson, John, editors.  Preface by Lawrence Durrell.  (Joseph McPherson.)
13 Carman, Barry and McPherson, John, editors. Preface by Lawrence Durrell. (Joseph McPherson.) THE MAN WHO LOVED EGYPT: BIMBASHI McPHERSON.
Ariel / British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1985. 
287 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0563204370 "Joseph McPherson, classicist, scientist, linguist, athlete and determined individualist, arrived in Egypt in 1901. He fell in love with the country, its people and customs, and stayed there until his death in 1946. McPherson was a born storyteller. In the letters he wrote home, from which this selection has been made, he not only itemised his own life but illumined the history of his time. In Cairo as a teacher, he used his long ho l i d a y s t o travel all over the Middle East and Asia Minor. The First World War found him first at Gallipoli, brilliantly describing the doomed campaign, and then later in the Sinai desert. The last episodes of his career make equally enthra ll in g re ad in g w he n , as Head of the Secret Police in Cairo with the rank of Bimbashi (Major), he investigates drug dealers, exotic Madames and intriguers in the brothels of Cairo, and the burgeoning Egyptian revolutionaries." Part Two (page s 1 24- 18 4) cov er Mc Phe rso n' s experiences in the First World War. Interior - minor browning to pages, small crease from bump at bottom of pages at gutters, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - three very small cor ner cre ase s, l igh t c reas e at hi nges, small creases from bump at bottom edge of covers near hinges, minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
14 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.
15 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 ENEMY IS LISTENING.  THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE., Clayton, Aileen.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.
16 Clayton, Aileen. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier. THE ENEMY IS LISTENING. THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE.
Crecy 1993 0947554289 / 9780947554286 Very Good+ Very Good- 
381 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "The story is told by Aileen Clayton who was selected to work with the Y-Service, the branch of the RAF responsible for the interception of enemy communications, at the beginning of the war. Known at the time as 'Mike' Morris, she was the first WAAF to be commissioned as an intelligence officer and was the first to be awarded the MBE for her service in this field. Her account of the development of the Y-Service and its activities in the Battle of Britain, in the Western Desert, the Middle East and the Mediterranean is a major contribution to our knowledge of the intelligence aspects of the Second World War. It is also the dramatic and frequently moving story of a very young woman doing often dangerous and increasingly complex work in what was then very much a man's world, and of a body of talented, devoted and courageous men and women whose work frequently took them into front line conditions, whether they were suffering aerial bombardment on the South Coast of England, or advancing with the tanks in the Western Desert, or taking part in the landings at Salerno and Anzio. Because of the secrecy in which their work was shrouded during the war and for years afterwards their contribution to the Allied war effort has gone largely unrecognised. (This) is finally and above all a tribute by a remarkable woman to a tenacious and gifted band of men and women." A line of very small creases on front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on rear flap, rubbing on panels, three timy edge tears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
17 Connaughton, Richard. A BRIEF HISTORY OF MODERN WAFARE. THE TRUE STORY OF CONFLICT FROM THE FALKLANDS TO AFGHANISTAN.
London Constable & Robinson 2008 1845298500 / 9781845298500 Soft Cover Near Fine 
452 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "The greatness of a battle is determined not by its size or by the numbers of soldiers involved but rather by its effect and influence upon future events. In a series of thrilling recreations of eight of the most signicant military encounters of the last three decades, (the author) presents a fascinating insight into the nature of modern warfare and the influence it has on contemporary events. The conflicts include Goose Green in the Falklands, the invasion of Grenada, Operation Desert Storm - the first modern Iraq War, operations in Mogadishu as immortalized in the book and film 'Blackhawk Down', the Siege of Gorazde and Operation Barras in Sierra Leone, as well as more recent events at Fallujah, Iraq and in Helmand Province, Afghanistan." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BROKEN PLUME: A PLATOON COMMANDER'S STORY, 1940-45., Craig, Norman.
18 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
 
 
19 Cremony, John C. LIFE AMONG THE APACHES.
New York Indian Head Books 1991 0880296526 / 9780880296526 Facsimile Reprint. Near Fine Very Good+ 
322 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Facsimile reprint of 1868 edition. From the Introduction: "We have never striven to make ourselves intelligently acquainted with (the various tribes occupying the vast region which extends from the Colorado river on the west, to the settlements of Texas on the east, and from Taos in New Mexico to Durango in the Mexican Republic). Nearly all that relates to them is quite as uncertain and indefinite to our comprehension as that which obtains in the center of Africa. Those who were best informed on the matter, and had given it the closest attention, were, at the time - most unfortunately - the least capable of imparting their information; while those who were ignorant of the subject have been the most forward to give the results of their fragmentary gleanings. If this volume shall have the effect of bettering our present deplorable Indian policy, by letting in some light, it will accomplish the author's object." The author was "Interpreter to the U.S. Boundary Commission, under the Hon. John R. Bartlett, in 1849, '50 and '51, and late Major of California Volunteer Cavalry, operating in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Western Arkansas." Dust jacket has a few areas of very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
INDIACOLOR: SPIRIT, TRADITION, AND STYLE.  (INDIA COLOR)., Crites, Mitchell and Nanji, Ameeta.
20 Crites, Mitchell and Nanji, Ameeta. INDIACOLOR: SPIRIT, TRADITION, AND STYLE. (INDIA COLOR).
San Francisco Chronicle 2008 0811853160 / 9780811853163 First Printing. Very Good+ Melba Levick, photographs.. 
176 pp, 10" H. "Journey through this stunning visual landscape, where bazaars offer vibrant surprises at every turn, women in lively saris and men in striking turbans turn crowded streets into dazzling rainbows, and shimmering palace pools arise from the desert. With its 300 photographs and insightful text, 'IndiaColor' reveals the traditions, imagination, and creativity that make India a land like nowhere else." Contents: Introduction; Doors & Passages; Adornment; Flowers; Bazaar; Animals Everywhere; Women at Work; Dhurries: Woven Wonders; Textiles: Threads of Time; Eternal Sari; Turbans; Puppets & Toys; Ceramics; Jewels & Bangles; Music & Dance; Sheesh Mahal: Magic with Mirrors and Glass; Fit for a King: Gold and Glitter; Painting & Murals; Stonework & Carvers; Pools, Fountains, & Pavilions of Pleasure; Two Private Homes in Jaipur; Two Havelis in Jaisalmer; Selected Resource Guide; Acknowledgements. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
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