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CHILDREN OF THE BENARES:  A WAR CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS., Barker, Ralph.
1 Barker, Ralph. CHILDREN OF THE BENARES: A WAR CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS.
Methuen, London, 1987, first edition. 
172 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0413423107 B&w photographs. "When the passenger liner 'City of Benares' sailed from Liverpool on Friday, 13 September 1940 she was carrying 90 evacuee children from the bombed cities of Brit ain, bound under a government-sponsored scheme for a safe haven in Canada. Her sinking by U-boat four days later, without warning, in total disregard of the plight of survivors and in defiance of international law, shocked and horrified the c i v i l i s ed world. Of 406 people on board 256 were lost - including, at first count, 83 of the evacuee children. In Britain and the Commonwealth the reaction was one of righteous indignation, accompanied by an intense desire for retribution. N or w as t he propaganda value neglected, a broadcast by King George VI the day after the news broke being clearly directed at neutral America. 'The world,' he said, 'could have no clearer proof of the wickedness against which we fight than th is fou l d eed '. Su s picions subsequently arose, however, that the British authorities had quite as much to answer for as the Nazis. Parents who, despite many misgivings, had entrusted their children to the scheme when invasion threatened, began to ask que stio ns when t hey learned that the promised naval escort had abandoned the convoy twenty-one hours before the 'Benares' was sunk. Allegations that crew members rushed the boats, that emergency equipment had failed, and that the whol e vo yage had b een u nde rtake n u nder the blight of racial prejudice, demanded a formal investigation. But somehow this was avoided, and the scandal was successfully hushed up. Ralph Barker, after a vivid and poignant reconstruction of the disa ster, turn s his attent ion to wha t re ally happened behind the scenes at the Admiralty and the Ministry of Shipping. The result is a harrowing story of human fallibility and human survival." Light to moderate browning to pages and edges of text block , mino r wrin kling a t to p/botto m of spine. Dust jacket has two areas of light edge wrinkling, Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 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+ 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
 
 
3 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
 
 
COURAGE AT SEA.  VOLUME III - CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy, CMM.
4 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy, CMM. COURAGE AT SEA. VOLUME III - CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1995 0075516403 / 9780075516408 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
191 pp, large 8vo 9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. Contents: The Indian Mutiny; The Royal Canadian Navy in World War I; The RCN Against Germany (includes: The Newfoundland Escort Force; Paukenschlag; The Mid-Atlantic; Mediterranean Duty; Battling the U-Boats; Battles in the Bay (Biscay); Policing the Pipeline to Invasion; Titanic Test for the Tribals; MTB Battles; Corvettes Courageous, etc.); The RCN in Korea. Slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has come very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Campbell, Jerry L. Illustrated by Don Greer. MESSERSCHMITT BF 110 ZERSTORER IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NO. 30.
Squadron/Signal, (Carrollton, Texas, 1977). 
50 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/4" H x 11" D), soft cover (stapled). Profusely illustrated with vintage b&w photos, b&w diagrams, technical drawings, color profiles, insignia. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor e dgewear, a few small soft creases to covers. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
QUADRANTUS REX., Coulehan, Norbert.
6 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
 
 
OUT OF THE SHADOWS:  CANADA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Douglas, W.A.B. and Greenhous, Brereton.
7 Douglas, W.A.B. and Greenhous, Brereton. OUT OF THE SHADOWS: CANADA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1977 019540257X / 9780195402575 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - 
288 pp, 9 5/8"H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "This is the first general overview of Canada's contribution to the Second World War that considers the operations of all three armed forces. (A)n illuminating and lucid analysis of Canada's war effort - a skilful synthesis that always relates its complex subject to the human level in countless anecdotes and 151 carefully chosen illustrations." Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 'Canada Will Respond'; An Unmilitary People; The Sinews of War; The Atlantic Bridge; The Army Overseas 1940-1943; Sicily and Southern Italy; Operation 'Overlord'; The War in the Air; Northern Italy and Northwest Europe 1944-1945; The War Against Japan; The Home Front; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Tiny very light foxing marks on top and fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, areas of light foxing on inside surface; light toning to edges of flaps, flap-folds and on spine; very small dent on hinges. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
8 Douglas, W.A.B. and Greenhous, Brereton. OUT OF THE SHADOWS: CANADA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1977 019540257X / 9780195402575 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
288 pp, 9 5/8"H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "This is the first general overview of Canada's contribution to the Second World War that considers the operations of all three armed forces. (A)n illuminating and lucid analysis of Canada's war effort - a skilful synthesis that always relates its complex subject to the human level in countless anecdotes and 151 carefully chosen illustrations." Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 'Canada Will Respond'; An Unmilitary People; The Sinews of War; The Atlantic Bridge; The Army Overseas 1940-1943; Sicily and Southern Italy; Operation 'Overlord'; The War in the Air; Northern Italy and Northwest Europe 1944-1945; The War Against Japan; The Home Front; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Light edge wear to boards, a few tiny dints to bottom edge of boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, chips and small tears at top of spine, minor browning, very small perforation to front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NO HIGHER PURPOSE: THE OFFICIAL OPERATIONAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1943.  VOLUME II, PART 1., Douglas, W.A.B.; Sarty, Roger; Whitby, Michael; Caldwell, Robert H.; Johnston, William; Rawling, William G.P.
9 Douglas, W.A.B.; Sarty, Roger; Whitby, Michael; Caldwell, Robert H.; Johnston, William; Rawling, William G.P. NO HIGHER PURPOSE: THE OFFICIAL OPERATIONAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1943. VOLUME II, PART 1.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2002 1551250616 / 9781551250618 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
664 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers. B&w photographs, b&w and colour maps, colour plates. "In April 1943, the Royal Canadian Navy assumed responsibility for Canadian Northwest Atlantic Command, the only operational area to be run by a Canadian Commander-in-Chief during the Second World War. (This book) describes the RCN's long, challenging journey from the outbreak of the war in September 1939 to the momentous events of Spring 1943. Based on extensive research in Canadian, British, American and German archives, (it) describes the mobilization of the naval service during the first half of the war, measures its response to the demanding, ever-changing strategic situations that confronted the Allies, and analyses the service of our ships and sailors on the North Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean seas as well as the defence of Canadian waters. With the main focus on the Battle of the Atlantic, this important and well-illustrated history demonstrates how Canadian naval forces proved indispensable to victory in that most critical campaign of the Second World War." Minor wrinkle at top of spine; place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
TARGET BERLIN - MISSION 250: 6 MARCH 1944., Ethell, Jeffrey L. and Price, Alfred.
10 Ethell, Jeffrey L. and Price, Alfred. TARGET BERLIN - MISSION 250: 6 MARCH 1944.
Arms and Armour, London, 1989, reprint. 
212 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0853689156 B&w photographs, maps. "On 6 March 1944 the Americans launched their first large-scale raid on Berlin, the heart of Hitler's Reich. The price they paid was high: 69 heavy b ombers and 11 escort fighters failed to return, the highest number in any raid mounted by the 8th Air Force. This is a compellingly readable, skilfully researched, minute-by-minute account of that raid." Light browning to pages and edges of t e x t b lock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning at some edges and on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MUSTANG:  A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE P-51., Ethell, Jeffrey.
11 Ethell, Jeffrey. MUSTANG: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE P-51.
Jane's, London, 1981, first edition. 
176 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0710600704 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "In this documentary history Jeffrey Ethell takes a fresh look at an oft-told story. Some of the men who fought and flew in the Musta ng recount their experiences with the type, while the author draws on hitherto unpublished documents to expand the accepted biography and refute the myths that grew up in the heat and confusion of war. A rich selection of photographs com p l e t e s t h e newest addition to Jane's Documentary History series." Slight waviness to top/bottom edges of textblock. Dust jacket has tiny tear at top of rear hinge, moderate wrinkling at top of spine and at top of rear panel, very light ru bb in g. VG +/ V G 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
56th FIGHTER GROUP.  OSPREY AVIATION ELITE 2., Freeman, Roger A.  Series editor: Tony Holmes.
12 Freeman, Roger A. Series editor: Tony Holmes. 56th FIGHTER GROUP. OSPREY AVIATION ELITE 2.
Osprey, Oxford, 2000, first edition. 
128 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1841760471 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and 16 pages of colour profiles/unit heraldry. "One of the first Thunderbolt groups to see action in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) with the US Arm y Air Forces, the 56th Fighter Group (FG) was also the only fighter unit within the Eighth Air Force to remain equipped with the mighty P-47 until war's end. Led by the inspirational 'Hub' Zemke, this group was responsible for devising many o f t h e bomber escort tactics employed by VIII Fighter Command between 1943-45. By VE-Day the 56th FG had shot down 100 more enemy aircraft than any other group in the Eighth Air Force, its pilots being credited with 677 kills during 447 missions . Th e gr o up produced the ETO's two leading aces in Francis Gabreski and Robert Johnson. The exploits of these men, and numerous others, are featured in this volume." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean a nd br igh t. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Hess, William N. FIGHTING MUSTANG: CHRONICLE OF THE P-51.
Champlin Fighter Museum, Mesa, Arizona, 1985, reprint. 
194 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0912173041 B&w photographs. Contents: The Colt; The Invader; AAF Mustangs in England; Eighth and Ninth AF Mustangs: D-day and Beyond; The Eighth and Ninth Vs. the German Jets; RAF and French Mustangs , Mediterranean Mustangs; China Chargers; Pacific Ponies; Postwar; Korea; The Mustang to Date; Appendices: Flying Evaluation of P-51 B and D; Table of Mustang Visual Statistics; Mustang Combat Units of World War II, U.S. Army Air Forces; Top A A f M u s tang Scorers - World War II; Mustang Aces in a Day; Mustang Pilots Credited with Two Jets; Victories Over Luftwaffe Jets; Mustangs with the RAF Marks, I, IA and II; Marks III and IV; Leading RAF Mustang Scorers; Leading RAF Mustang V-1 Sc or er s ; Fr en ch Air Force; Mustang Units in Korea; Mustang Aerial Victories in Korea; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, a few small soft creases on covers. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Ireland, Bernard. WARSHIPS OF THE WORLD: ESCORT VESSELS.
Charles Scribener's Sons, New York, (1979), Ist edition. 
153 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "This volume deals with those warships whose displacement tonnage lies between 1,000 and 5,000 tons, ranging from ships that carry a helicopter flight at the top end to the corvette at the lower...guide for the layman in a form that omits unclear jargon while providing detail fine enough for the most questioning student of naval development. It does so with photographs for almost all the important classes and with considered judgments on their fighting ability. (This book) is a must for enthusiast, historian, and modeler alike." Faint small stain at bottom corner of front board, very slight fading along bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. VG+/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
TIN HATS, OILSKINS & SEABOOTS:  A NAVAL JOURNEY, 1938-1945., Jenson, Latham B.  Foreword by W.A.B. Douglas.
15 Jenson, Latham B. Foreword by W.A.B. Douglas. TIN HATS, OILSKINS & SEABOOTS: A NAVAL JOURNEY, 1938-1945.
Robin Brass Studio, Toronto, 2000, reprint. 
312 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 9" D), soft cover. ISBN 1896941141 B&w drawings by the author/artist. "As a boy growing up on the Prairies in the Depression, (the author) dreamed of going to sea, became a sea cadet at HMS Undaunted in Calgary, and in 1938 joined the Royal Canadian Navy as an officer cadet, training with the Royal Navy in Britain until 1941. His wartime service began on HMS Renown in the South Atlantic, searching for the Graf Spee, and off Norway engaging the battleships Scharnh orst and Gneisenau. He lost all his possessions when Renown was damaged by shellfire. He served on HMS Matabele and HMS Hood, leaving that ship weeks before she was sunk with all hands in battle with the Bismarck. Returning to Canada in la t e 1 9 4 1 , he was appointed to HMCS Ottawa, a destroyer on convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic. A year later she was sunk with great loss of life in a battle with German submarines. Jenson was among the lucky ones plucked from the Atlant ic b y a B ri ti sh corvette. He joined HMCS Niagara as executive officer, and in late 1943 briefly commanded the corvette Long Branch before going on to the destroyer Algonquin as executive officer, taking part in raids on German ships, includi ng the T irp itz , a nd being one of the ships to open fire on the shore defences in the invasion of Normandy. Algonquin completed the war raiding German shipping and escorting Allied convoys to Murmansk. The book is illustrated with L.B. Jenson' s l umin ous lin e dr awin gs, as well as sketches and diagrams illustrating uniforms, insignia and so on. His book is a valuable record not only of how ships fought the battles of the Atlantic, but of life on board, where men had to live under d iffi cult cond ition s for week s on end - all seen through the eyes of an energetic and engaging young officer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom edge of front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FIRST AIR WAR 1914-1918., Kennett, Lee.
16 Kennett, Lee. THE FIRST AIR WAR 1914-1918.
Free Press, New York, 1991, book club edition. 
275 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0029173019 B&w photographs. "(T)ells the complete story of the Great War's air battles, from eastern and western front, from the skies and seas of Europe to those of the Middle East a nd Africa. Based on exhaustive research - official records, scholarly works, diaries, correspondence, memoirs, and oral history transcripts - (this) unique history traces the airplane's prewar debut and development and its appeal to all bell i g e r e n t s large and small, who raced to develop their own designs, strategies and tactics. Kennett shows how the plane, used first as a frail 'flying observation platform', evolved into a weapon of destruction and death whose power was made i nc on tr ov er ti bl e by 1916 at the great battle of Verdun. While he chronicles the struggle for dominance in the air, the author also provides insight into the role of flying weaponry in the great land battles. As the combat role of these amazi ng mac hin es bec ame mo re defined, their use became more diverse, as witnessed by the development of massed fighters, the emergence of close air support, strategic bombing, and anti-aircraft defenses, and the introduction escort and patrol work a nd anti subm ari ne w arfa re a t sea. Here, to, are the daring men who volunteered to pilot these newfangled machines. Following them through flight school and into fighting units, Kennett dramatically recreates both the dangers of airborne comba t a nd th e boi ster ous, roman tic w orld of the squadron on the ground." Book lightly cocked in one illustration section. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, corner crease on rear flap. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LEGION MARCHES:  THE WOES AND WRONGS OF THE FOREIGN LEGION., Klose, Fritz, Ex-Legionary.  Translated by Claud W. Sykes.
17 Klose, Fritz, Ex-Legionary. Translated by Claud W. Sykes. THE LEGION MARCHES: THE WOES AND WRONGS OF THE FOREIGN LEGION.
London John Hamilton Hard Cover Good- 
287 pp, 8 3/4" H. No date, but 1935 has been pencilled on the title page under the translator's name. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. 20 b&w plates (29 b&w photographs) - collated. "On every possible occasion France boasts of being a loving mother to her adopted children - whom she has rescued from hunger and misery to lead along the paths of glory and fame. Court-martials, brutal treatment, heavy sentences for trifling offences, callous doctors, and unspeakable sanitary conditons, all combine to tell a different tale. 'Marche ou creve!' Give your last ounce of strength or break down! 'Honneur, valeur et discipline!' are also embroidered in gold and silver letters on the Legion's banners - at least on those of the original regiments. The word 'discipline' has now acquired such a notorious significance in the Legion that on the standards of newly-formed regiments it is replaced by 'fidelite'. But when the Legion goes on active service the old principle of 'marche ou creve' still holds good. The following chapters will prove the truth of my assertions that 'la grande nation' rewards the superhuman efforts of her legionaries with the basest ingratitude." From the Preface. Previous owner's small name stamp on front pastedown, book is cracked at two places - pages are holding firmly, light to moderate edge wear with wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to spine color, various size water marks on boards and spine, splashes of dye from board cloth on fore edge of text block, slight corner bumps. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
18 Langsford, A.E. HMS MARATHON.
Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1989, reprint. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0712620036 "1942: The Mediterranean Operation Stonehenge gets under way - a convoy laden with desperately needed fuel, food and ammunition for the besieged island of Malta sets sail. C aptain Robert Thurston commands the cruiser HMS Marathon, one of the escort vessels, on this Malta run. Thurston is a career officer with a record of conspicuous gallantry under fire, from Jutland to the North Atlantic convoys. But he is al s o a m a n under stress - in the last three years he has seen one ship go to the bottom, leaving pitifully few survivors; he has seen his closest friends and shipmates killed and maimed; he has carried the impossibly heavy burden of responsibilit y fo r h i s me n's welfare in the bloody destruction of war at sea. And soon another cause for concern is added to his worries - Marathon is crippled by enemy action and forced to limp towards Alexandria, a constant target for attack by sea and a ir , v ul ner ab le to the weather and to the enemy alike. Men and machines are stretched to their limit - but the most deadly threat to Thurston's own life and career is yet to be faced. (This) marks the debut of a superb storyteller in A.E. La ngs ford , a nov eli st to i nvite comparison with Patrick O'Brian and Nicholas Monsarrat." Very light browning to top of edge block. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, slight browning at top edge and on spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
EXERCISE TIGER:  THE DRAMATIC TRUE STORY OF A HIDDEN TRAGEDY OF WORLD WAR II., Lewis, Nigel.
19 Lewis, Nigel. EXERCISE TIGER: THE DRAMATIC TRUE STORY OF A HIDDEN TRAGEDY OF WORLD WAR II.
Prentice Hall, New York, (1990), Ist edition. 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "...uncovers the shocking truth behind Exercise Tiger - a training exercise off the Dorset coast that went horrifyingly wrong. On that tragic night in April, 1944, Allied landing craft were practicing maneuvers along the English shoreline. Without warning, seven German E-Boats penetrated the British escort and savagely attacked the undefended American forces. In the massive confusion that followed, U.S. ships turned their guns on each other and hundreds of Americans fell under a terrifying hail of 'friendly' fire. Nigel Lewis draws a chilling narrative of the events leading up to the disaster, of the incident itself, and the subsequent cover-up..." Pr evious owner's small label on free front endpaper, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny stain on front board, light rubbing, remainder mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling. VG/VG 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
GERMANY'S ELITE PANZER FORCE:  GROSSDEUTSCHLAND., Lucas, James.
20 Lucas, James. GERMANY'S ELITE PANZER FORCE: GROSSDEUTSCHLAND.
Book Club Associates, London, (1979). 
152 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "Grossdeutschland's historic rise from an Infantry Regiment to a Panzer Corp in six years with its consequent accretion in strength brought with it new military responsibilities. The Regiment started life Changing the Guard in pre-war Berlin, was later engaged in hard and testing battles in the central and southern sectors of the Eastern Front and eventually became 'Fuhrer's fire brigade' - put in wherever the need was greatest: whether for rock-like and unyielding defence or berserker courage in attack..." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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