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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 Comfort, Charles Fraser. Introduction by Eric Harrison. Afterword by Charles Fraser C. Jackson. ARTIST AT WAR.
Pender Island, British Coumbia Remembrance Books 1995 0920270212 / 9780920270219 Revised Edition Soft Cover Fine Charles Fraser Comfort. 
197 pp + 4 pp of colour maps, 9" H. Colour plates, b&w portraits. "In 1943, Charles Comfort was sent into battle to make a painter's record of the Canadian army's fight against the Germans on the Italian peninsula. (This) is his account of that fight. Enduring the shellfire, the mud, and the fatigue of battle, Comfort watches war being waged amidst the treasures of centuries of Italian art and culture. From the horrors of Ortona to the jubliant liberation of Rome, (this book) gives us a view of the war unlike any other - the vivid and penetrating view of a soldier armed not just with a rifle but with a paintbrush - and a pen. Originally published in 1956, this new edition features a revised text and 33 colour reproductions of Comfort's wartime paintings, many of which have never before been displayed in public." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
ARTIST AT WAR., Comfort, Charles Fraser.  Introduction by Eric Harrison.  Afterword by Charles Fraser C. Jackson.
3 Comfort, Charles Fraser. Introduction by Eric Harrison. Afterword by Charles Fraser C. Jackson. ARTIST AT WAR.
Pender Island, British Coumbia Remembrance Books 1995 0920270212 / 9780920270219 Revised Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Charles Fraser Comfort. 
197 pp + 4 pp of colour maps, 9" H. Colour plates, b&w portraits. "In 1943, Charles Comfort was sent into battle to make a painter's record of the Canadian army's fight against the Germans on the Italian peninsula. (This) is his account of that fight. Enduring the shellfire, the mud, and the fatigue of battle, Comfort watches war being waged amidst the treasures of centuries of Italian art and culture. From the horrors of Ortona to the jubliant liberation of Rome, (this book) gives us a view of the war unlike any other - the vivid and penetrating view of a soldier armed not just with a rifle but with a paintbrush - and a pen. Originally published in 1956, this new edition features a revised text and 33 colour reproductions of Comfort's wartime paintings, many of which have never before been displayed in public." Interior - light browning to pages 189 to end of book, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, two tiny corner creases. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FATAL DECISION:  ANZIO AND THE BATTLE FOR ROME., D'Este, Carlo.
4 D'Este, Carlo. FATAL DECISION: ANZIO AND THE BATTLE FOR ROME.
HarperCollins, New York, 1991, book club edition. 
566 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "By taking advantage of Allied command of the sea and air to effect complete surprise, infantry and armored forces landing at Anzio on January 22 were expected to secure a beachhead and then push inland to cut the two main highways and railroads supplying the German armies to the south, either trapping and annihilating them or forcing them to withdraw north and opening the way to R o m e . S u c h was the plan. What really happened, brilliantly told by Carlo D'Este, was a near disaster for the Allies and the unfortunate soldiers involved. Doomed by uncertain leadership at the highest levels, including Churchill's pressure an d me dd l in g, G en eral Sir Harold Alexander's lack of firm directives, and General Mark Clark's unwillingness to risk defeat or push a tired General John Lucas, the Anzio beachhead became a death trap, with Allied troops forced to fight for the ir li ves f o r f ive dr ead ful months in a throwback to the trench warfare of World War I. Even the enventual Allied victory, when the Germans finally gave way in May 1944, was tarnished by Clark's ambition to be first in Rome instead of a ttem pti ng t o cu t o ff and des troy or capture fleeing German troops...." Light edge wear, several tiny soiling specks on edges of textblock, minor soiling, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate ege wear, light edge wrin kling , on e sma ll te ar, two tiny chip s, co rner crease on front flap, very light rubbing, crease down spine. VG/G 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
5 Galloway, Strome, Colonel. A REGIMENT AT WAR: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1939-1945.
Privately Printed 1979 Soft Cover Very Good 
238 pp, 8vo (8" H). (First published in 1946 under the title, "55 AXIS"). B&w photographs. Contents: "Gentlemen, The Regiment!"; Mobilization to the Fall of France; The Defence of Britain; The Conquest of Sicily; The Fighting Pursuit From Reggio; The Moro River and Ortona Road; The Adriatic Barricade; The Liri Valley Campaign; The Battles of the Gothic Line; The Po Valley Denial; Victory in the Netherlands; The Return of the Warriors; The Kiska Connection; Appendices - The Commanding Officers, 1939-1945; Itinerary of The Royal Canadian Regiment; Roll of Honour. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny dent, faint sticker mark and very soft small corner creases on rear cover, very light rubbing, soft crease across bottom of front cover. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE GENERAL WHO NEVER WAS., Galloway, Strome.
6 Galloway, Strome. THE GENERAL WHO NEVER WAS.
Mika, Belleville, Ontario, 1981. 
295 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919303544 Ex-library. B&w photographs. A large part of the book focuses on the author's experiences with the Royal Canadian Regiment in Italy/Sicily during WWII. Contents: The Gene ral Speaks Out; Amateur Soldier Between the Wars; When England Stood Alone; Low Point at Dieppe; Drinking The King's Red Rum; Naked Bayonets at Stuka Farm; The Irish Brigade Fought On; "Down Doors!"; They Died in Sicily's Sunshine; The Poin t o f T h e Arrow; The Gates of Hell; Vineyards of Death; The Road to Rome; A Holiday for Heroes; "Rimini by Noon!"; Rivers of Blood; In the Valley of The Po; Finally, The Siegfried Line; Soldier No More. Ex-libray copy with very small ink notat io n i n t he m ar g in of pages 160 & 174, old tape residue on pastedowns and pocket removal marks/remnants on free rear endpaper, stamps on edges of text block, wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, minor soiling. Dust jacke t h as li gh t mod era te wr inkling old tape marks on inside surface, no label on spine, minor browning. Good reading copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S HORSE GUARDS 1939-1945., Locke, R.P., Lieutenant-Colonel, foreword.
7 Locke, R.P., Lieutenant-Colonel, foreword. THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S HORSE GUARDS 1939-1945.
Toronto Canadian Military Journal 1954 Soft Cover Very Good 
243 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), card covers (dark blue soft leather appearance with red lettering and silver insignia on front cover) - no dust jacket, c1954. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. Contents: Foreword, Early History 1810-1940; "Nulli Secundus" World War II - 1939; England - Early Training, 4th October '41 - 24 February '43; The Exercises; Italian Winter; Spring Offensive; The Gothic Line - August 1944; Into the Valley of the Po, September 1944; Our Flat Footed Selves, October-November 1944; Winter Offensive, November 26 - December 28 - 1944; The Parting Shot; Peace With Victory, February 1945 - Finis; Epilogue; Roll of Honour; Commanding Officers; Nominal Roll. Interior - minor bump/curl at bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine edges, small crease at top corner of front cover, small soft crease at top corner of rear cover, light crease down spine. 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.  VOLUME TWO - 1933-1966., Stevens, G.R.  Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince Philip.
8 Stevens, G.R. Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince Philip. THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT. VOLUME TWO - 1933-1966.
London Printing & Lithographing, London, Ontario, 1967. 
420 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, fold-out maps. "The second volume of the history of The Royal Canadian Regiment describes difficulties of peacetime service during the Depression, three yea rs in Britain after the outbreak of the Second World War, participation in the Sicilian campaign, the drive up Italy, the heavy fighting on the lower Adriatic front, the battle for Rome, on the Gothic Line and on the river lines of the nort h e r n I t a l ian plains; finally, the clearing of Holland and the disarmament of the enemy. After reconstitution in Canada there followed service in three battalions under United Nations command in the Korean campaign and subsequent duties at h om e an d a br oa d. The narrative closes with one battalion in Germany and the other at point of leaving for Cyprus. The story is written not only for this but for the next generation of The Regiment with commentaries and backgrounds which will m ake e ven ts i nte lli gib l e in years to come." Boards have faint line indentations at top/bottom of both boards. Dust jacket has very light lne indentations at top/bottom of panels and light waviness on spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 95.00 USD
 


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