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1 Bercuson, David J. MAPLE LEAF AGAINST THE AXIS: CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1995 0773728619 / 9780773728615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Very light soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edgewear/rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Bercuson, David J. MAPLE LEAF AGAINST THE AXIS: CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1995 0773728619 / 9780773728615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NO PRICE TOO HIGH:  CANADIANS AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Copp, Terry.
3 Copp, Terry. NO PRICE TOO HIGH: CANADIANS AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, (1996), Ist edition. 1996 0075527138 / 9780075527138 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
255 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Illustrated witrh b&w photographs and maps. "(D)raws on original sources - personal letters and diary entries, and powerful photographs - to evoke the mood of those momentous years. The thoughts, hopes, dreams, fears, and heartbreaks of the generations of Canadians who faced the war are captured." Minor edge wear, small bump at bottom of front hinge and spine, crease in paper down front board, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light to moderate rubbing - no color loss, soft crease at top of rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
IN GREAT WATERS:  THE EPIC STORY OF THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC., Dunmore, Spencer.
4 Dunmore, Spencer. IN GREAT WATERS: THE EPIC STORY OF THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1999), Ist printing. 
342 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771029292 B&w photographs. "It was probably the most important battle of the Second World War. The German attempt to stem the vital trans-Atlantic flow of men and supplies to Britian would cost the Allies more than 2,600 merchant ships, 30,000 merchant seamen's lives, 5,000 aircrew, and about 2,500 aircraft. The battle ranged across the ocean: from the waters of the St. Lawrence, throught the treacherous open sea of the North Atlantic, to the fjords of Norway and the Bay of Biscay. Spencer Dunmore traces the complete history of the Battle of the Atlantic, giving equal time to all aspects of the conflict: in the air, on the water, and below its surface...tells the story from the perspective of both sides, and includes the first-hand accounts of individual participants, both Allied and German..." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, remainder mark on bottom of texblock (and at bottom of rear flap on DJ). Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS., Edwards, Bernard.
5 Edwards, Bernard. DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199275 / 9781860199271 Reprint. Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The U-boat, the submarine of the German Navy, was a hidden predator, which would steal up on its prey out of sight beneath the waves. The tactics were much like the wild wolf of the forest, whose grey camouflage would keep it out of sight until it chose to attack. Just as the wolf was even more effective when it roamed in groups, cornering its quarry before catching it, so Admiral Karl Donitz chose to use the grey hulls of his submarines in packs - 'wolf packs'. This simple yet stunningly successful tactic came very close to winning the Battle of the Atlantic and inflicted huge losses of Allied merchant and naval vessels and their crews. With the packs dispersing after an attack as quickly as they had gathered for it, defence against the strategy was fraught with difficulty and only the U-boats' inability to wage their warfare without surfacing gave the Allies a chance of fighting back. In this empathetic and deeply researched volume, (the author) delves beneath the myths and legends of submarinal action and convoy protection to discuss the realities of wolf pack deployment. He explains what caused Donitz to employ the plan and how close his scheme came to destroying Allied resistance. It is an account of a remarkable naval tactic, cunningly used with great brutality by men who themselves withstood awesome deprivation, securing the adulation of their nation." Edge crease at top corner of last two pages, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BLACK MAY., Gannon, Michael.
6 Gannon, Michael. BLACK MAY.
HarperCollins, New York, 1998, first edition. 
492 pp, large 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060178191 B&w photographs. "In May 1943, Allied sea and air forces won a stunning, dramatic, and vital victory over the largest and most powerful submarine force ever sent to sea, sin king forty-one German U-boats and damaging thirty-seven others. It was the forty-fifth month of World War II, and by the end of May the Germans were forced to acknowledge defeat and recall almost all of their remaining U-boats from the major t r a f f i c lanes of the North Atlantic. At U-Boat Headquarters in Berlin, despondent naval officers spoke of 'Black May'. It was a defeat from which the German U-boat fleet never recovered. 'Black May' is a triumph of scholarship and narrativ e , an i mp or ta nt work of history, and a great sea story. (The author) has done enormous research and produced the most thoroughly documented study ever done of these battles. In his compelling historical saga, the people are as significant as t he te chn ica l i nfo rmation. Given the strategic importance of the events of May 1943, it is natural to ask, How did Black may happen and why? Who or what was responsible? Were new Allied tactics adopted or new weapons employed? This book ans wer s th ose ques tion s an d many others. Drawing on original documents in German, British, U.S., and Canadian archives, as well as interviews with surviving participants, Gannon describes the exciting sea and air battles, frequently taking th e re ader insi de t he U- boats them selves, aboard British warshps, onto the decks of torpedoed merchant ships, and into the cockpits of British and U.S. aircraft. Throughout, Gannon tells the Black May story from both the German and Allied pers pecti ves, often using the a ctual words of captains and crew. Finally he allows the reader to 'listen in' on secretly recorded conversations of captured U-boat men in POW quarters during the same incredible month, giving intimate and moving acces s to t he th oughts and e motions of se amen t hat is unparalleled in naval literature." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small slight bump at top edge of front board and at top of rear hinge, minor browning at some edges, short remainder mark on botto m of te xt bloc k. Dust jacket has mi nor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, three small marks (color pencil) on inside surface. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA:  GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS., Hadley, Michael L.
7 Hadley, Michael L. U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA: GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1985 0773505849 / 9780773505841 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
360 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. German submarines penetrated Canadian waters during the Second World War to within 172 miles of Quebec City. They sank ships, landed spies, laid mines, built an automated weather station, undertook forays to rescue escaped German POW's, and forced the Canadian government to close the St. Lawrence River and Gulf to Allied shipping. Hadley focuses on the exploits of the U-boats and the Canadian response. Christmas gift inscription on verso of half-title page, minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing minor browning at top of flaps. 
Price: 17.00 USD
 
 
U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA:  GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS., Hadley, Michael L.
8 Hadley, Michael L. U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA: GERMAN SUBMARINES IN CANADIAN WATERS.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1985 0773505849 / 9780773505841 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
360 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. German submarines penetrated Canadian waters during the Second World War to within 172 miles of Quebec City. They sank ships, landed spies, laid mines, built an automated weather station, undertook forays to rescue escaped German POW's, and forced the Canadian government to close the St. Lawrence River and Gulf to Allied shipping. Hadley focuses on the exploits of the U-boats and the Canadian response. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor wear at corners. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
9 Macintyre, Donald. THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
London B. T. Batsford 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
208 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). "The momentous nature of the Battle of the Atlantic, a struggle whose outcome was in the balance for over three years, cannot be exaggerated. Had the Germans succeeded in establishing a decisive mastery in the Atlantic, Britain would have been deprived of the essential American supplies - above all, arms and food - on which she depended for the continuance of the war abroad and for her own day-to-day survival; nor, later could the Americans have given their vital support. The story of how, instead, the Germans were defeated in the Atlantic, is a complicated and exciting one which Captain Donald Macintyre, a naval historian who himself played an active part in the battle, is well qualified to tell. Not only does he analyse the strategic issues, above all the importance of the convoy system and of continuous air-cover, he also describes the battle from the viewpoint of the participants themselves. The long drawn-out duel between escort and U-boat is made vivid by quotations from the log-books of some of the ablest escort-commanders, such as Captain Walker and Lieutenant-Commander Gretton, and from the combat-reports of the German U-boat 'aces', Prien, Kretschmer and Schepke. Complementing these eyewitness accounts, nearly 50 unfamiliar photographs, drawn from German as well as British sources, make the courage and endurance of all those who fought in the Atlantic the more immediate; the strategic and tactical aspects of the battle are likewise clarified by the specially prepared maps and diagrams." Light to moderate edge wear to boards, very light browning to edges of boards, very small light stain on title page, very soft corner crease on first few pages, light erasure mark on rear pastedown. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap folds, a few small scratches and scuffs, a few small edge tears with old tape repair, small waterstain on inside of spine, browning at edges, a few brown stains on inside. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Milner, Marc. THE U-BOAT HUNTERS: THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY AND THE OFFENSIVE AGAINST GERMANY'S SUBMARINES.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1994 0802005888 / 9780802005885 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
326 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(B)egins with a thorough re-evaluation of the RCN's role in the decisive Allied Atlantic victory over the U-boats in 1943. It presents some startling new conclusions about why the Canadians were marginalized in this the greatest of all anti-submarine offensives. Most studies of the Atlantic war end at this point, but 1943 is just the prologue to Milner's new book. Historians have ignored anti-submarine warfare in1944-5 because it was highly technical, undramatic and of no consequence to the outcome of the war itself. But the war against the U-boat was unrelenting. Schnorkels, improved batteries, radar detectors, and complex inshore water conditions made it difficult to find and sink late-war U-boats. By 1944 the Germans were building new, high-speed true submarines, against which the Allies had not effective countermeasures. This book is the story of how the RCN tackled these elusive enemies, how it fought to master the basics of modern anti-submarine warfare, and how its efforts fit into the larger Allied campaign." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light rubbing, light 2" scratch on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE U-BOAT HUNTERS:  THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY AND THE OFFENSIVE AGAINST GERMANY'S SUBMARINES., Milner, Marc.
11 Milner, Marc. THE U-BOAT HUNTERS: THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY AND THE OFFENSIVE AGAINST GERMANY'S SUBMARINES.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1994 0802005888 / 9780802005885 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
326 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(B)egins with a thorough re-evaluation of the RCN's role in the decisive Allied Atlantic victory over the U-boats in 1943. It presents some startling new conclusions about why the Canadians were marginalized in this the greatest of all anti-submarine offensives. Most studies of the Atlantic war end at this point, but 1943 is just the prologue to Milner's new book. Historians have ignored anti-submarine warfare in1944-5 because it was highly technical, undramatic and of no consequence to the outcome of the war itself. But the war against the U-boat was unrelenting. Schnorkels, improved batteries, radar detectors, and complex inshore water conditions made it difficult to find and sink late-war U-boats. By 1944 the Germans were building new, high-speed true submarines, against which the Allies had not effective countermeasures. This book is the story of how the RCN tackled these elusive enemies, how it fought to master the basics of modern anti-submarine warfare, and how its efforts fit into the larger Allied campaign." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has tiny bump at top of front hinge, tiny tear at top of front panel - archivally taped, light wrinkling at top rear edge, very minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RIGHT OF THE LINE:  THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE EUROPEAN WAR, 1939-1945., Terraine, John.
12 Terraine, John. THE RIGHT OF THE LINE: THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE EUROPEAN WAR, 1939-1945.
London Hodder and Stoughton 1985 0340266449 / 9780340266441 Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good - 
841 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(T)he story of the RAF's achievements in the second European War, from its birth as a modern air force in the mid 1930s to its triumphant finish with over 9,000 aircraft and over one million officers and men. (Terraine) takes in the humble beginnings, the struggle for survival at sea, the Desert Air Force and the evolution of Tactical Air Forces, the defeat of the U-boats and the mighty climax of Operation Overlord. Using material not hitherto available and with access to sources previously restricted, John Terraine reassesses the role of the Royal Air Force in its second war; its famous personalities - Dowding and Bader, Portal, Tedder, Coningham and Harris. He studies the aircraft which were at the centre of the action, their development, production and performance - and their enemies. But above all he offers a new view of the Royal Air Force itself against the huge canvas of world war." Very small light soiling mark in margin of page 244, light stains on bottom of textblock, minor soiling to top and fore-edge of textblock, wrinkling and very small tear at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing - no colour loss, light to moderate edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, three very small edge tears. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE RIGHT OF THE LINE:  THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE EUROPEAN WAR, 1939-1945., Terraine, John.
13 Terraine, John. THE RIGHT OF THE LINE: THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE EUROPEAN WAR, 1939-1945.
London Hodder and Stoughton 1985 0340266449 / 9780340266441 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
841 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(T)he story of the RAF's achievements in the second European War, from its birth as a modern air force in the mid 1930s to its triumphant finish with over 9,000 aircraft and over one million officers and men. (Terraine) takes in the humble beginnings, the struggle for survival at sea, the Desert Air Force and the evolution of Tactical Air Forces, the defeat of the U-boats and the mighty climax of Operation Overlord. Using material not hitherto available and with access to sources previously restricted, John Terraine reassesses the role of the Royal Air Force in its second war; its famous personalities - Dowding and Bader, Portal, Tedder, Coningham and Harris. He studies the aircraft which were at the centre of the action, their development, production and performance - and their enemies. But above all he offers a new view of the Royal Air Force itself against the huge canvas of world war." Faint large paperclip indentation at top of front board. Dust jacket has a faint large paperclip indentation at top edge of front panel, very light rubbing, minor soft edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ATLANTIC CAMPAIGN:  WORLD WAR II'S GREATEST STRUGGLE AT SEA., Vat, Dan van der.  With research by Christine van der Vat.
14 Vat, Dan van der. With research by Christine van der Vat. THE ATLANTIC CAMPAIGN: WORLD WAR II'S GREATEST STRUGGLE AT SEA.
New York Harper & Row 1988 0060159677 / 9780060159672 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
424 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Pictorial endpapers (ships and submarines in silhouette profile), b&w photographs, maps. "How German, British and American admirals plotted the grand strategy of the campaign from Berlin, London and Washington is brilliantly recounted here, as are the dramas played out on and under the Atlantic: the Allies' increasingly elusive systems of sailing in convoy; the German surface raiders and artfully disguised motherships that vastly extended the U-Boats' range; the devastating mass attacks by U-Boats at night, when fear and confusion were at their peak. (T)he author's full portrayal of the German side of the story is particularly striking - van der Vat is fluent in German and has taken full advantage of extensive German archieves on the subject. He has also given full weight to the important and gallant role played by Canada's ships and sailors in the campaign." Faint erased pencil mark on half-title page, soft small crease at top corner of appendix pages, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light rubbing, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FINALE AT FLENSBURG:  THE STORY OF FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY'S BATTLE FOR THE BALTIC., Whiting, Charles.
15 Whiting, Charles. FINALE AT FLENSBURG: THE STORY OF FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY'S BATTLE FOR THE BALTIC.
Leo Cooper, London, (1973), first edition. 
178 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. ISBN 0850521343 "...Charles Whiting tells in this book of Field-Marshal Montgomery's race to the Baltic. He sets the final stage of the battle with the Germans against the background of the battle between Churchill and Truman, a battle in which the stature, the rhetoric, the persuasion, even the invective of the Great Man were to prove of no avail. Eisenhower and Marshall won the day and the Iron Curtain fell along the frontiers from which it has never risen. While Statesmen and Supreme Commanders exchanged telegrams, lesser mortals kept up the exchange of fire as German armed resistance degenerated into the hands of the aged and the beardless. Mr Whiting vividly portrays the final collapse of the German army, their manic dread of the Russians and the dissolution of the German High Command as the puppets of the Third Reich frantically tried to escape from the debacle. The Finale was at Flensburg but could it not have been much further to the East? In compelling yet historically well-researched terms Charles Whiting provokes many questions which scholastic verbiage and diplomatic niceties have hitherto occluded from the public gaze..." Faint erased pencil marks at top of free front endpaper and top of contents page, very small bump to corners of front board, boards slight curled, minor soiling to top of textblock, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, creases at bottom of front panel, light rubbing soiling. VG-/G+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
16 Whiting, Charles. FINALE AT FLENSBURG: THE STORY OF FIELD-MARSHAL MONTGOMERY'S BATTLE FOR THE BALTIC.
Corgi, London, 1973. 
174 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0552092606 B&w photographs, map. "It was a great battle - perhaps the last great battle to be fought by the British Army. A whole German army surrendered and this led to the complete breakdown of the entire en emy defence facing the Westen Allies. But it was a political battle too - one not only designed to beat the German enemy, but also a new enemy from the East - the erstwhile Russian ally. Its aim was to break through the German defences o n t h e R i v e r Elbe so that Montgomery's men could fight their way to the Baltic coast and thus prevent the advancing Russians from moving westwards into north-west Europe. In the end, the plan was a failure, and the thousands of British soldi er s w ho h a d sl og ge d the hard, bitter road back from Dunkirk to Lubeck five years later, found that their victory was a hollow one...." Interior - light browning to pages, light foxing on inside of covers and on first page, book slightly c rac ke d a t p age s 66 /67 . Ext erior - browning and tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, one crease on spine, light wear/scuff at bottom edge of front cover. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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