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GATEWAYS OF HOPE:  BEING GLIMPSES OF THE WORK OF THE MISSION TO LEPERS.
1 GATEWAYS OF HOPE: BEING GLIMPSES OF THE WORK OF THE MISSION TO LEPERS.
London The Mission to the Lepers 1937 Revised Edition Card Very Good 
80 pp, 7 1/4" H. Sepiatone photographs, maps. Contents: Introduction; Early Years; India - On Northern Plains; India - West and South; From Burma to Malaya; China; Japan and Korea; Africa and Elsewhere; Among the Children; Medical Treatment; Conclusion; Appendices: The Mission to Lepers - Its Objects and Methods; How Supported; Its Fields and Stations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - fading to spine/hinge colour and at top edge of rear cover, light rubbing and soiling on covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS (THE 24tH REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Adams, Jack.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
2 Adams, Jack. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS (THE 24tH REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Hamish Hamilton, London, (1968), first edition. 
157 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations, march. "A Regiment forms a corporate body which takes on a life of its own, often rising above the weaknesses and inadequacies of its human fabric to perform seemingly superhuman deeds such as the 'Immortal Stand' of the 24th Foot at Rorke's Drift during the Zulu War...Since their birth as Dering's Regiment in March 1689, the 24th (which in 1881 became the South Wales Borderers) have participated in nearly all the large and small wars of the past 279 years from Cartagena in South America to Narvik in Arctic Norway. From Saratoga, in America's war of Independence, to Tsingtao in the Far East, where they gained a battle honour unique in the British Army. The Ist Battalion, over which the shadow of amalgamation now lies, has recently returned from an operational tour of Aden. There they proved that the courage and steadfastness of the Regiment and of its individual sons is as strong as ever. This book is a fitting tribute to them and to one of the greatest Regiments of all time." Faint cigarette odor, light browning to edges of pages/textblock, very light paper pull a top of rear endpapers, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light browning at edges, light edge wrinkling, two very small closed tears, small ghost sticker mark on front flap, very light rubbing. VG/VG- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
IN GURKHA COMPANY:  THE BRITISH ARMY GURKHAS, 1948 TO THE PRESENT., Cross, J.P., Lieutenant Colonel.
3 Cross, J.P., Lieutenant Colonel. IN GURKHA COMPANY: THE BRITISH ARMY GURKHAS, 1948 TO THE PRESENT.
Arms and Armour, London, 1986, first edition. 
203 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0853688656 B&w photographs. "Many books have extolled the exploits of the Gurkhas; 'In Gurkha Company' brings to the subject a depth of experience and understanding that few authors ca n match. Colonel J.P. Cross served for more than thirty years with these tough soldiers, hunting out communist terrorists in the rubber plantations of Malaya and fighting at their side in the jungles of Borneo. His perceptive account pain t s a p o r t rait of the Gurkha battalions from the inside, enabling the reader to appreciate and understand the unique blend of martial qualities that has made these highland warriors so formidable on the battlefields of the world." Appendices: O rd e r o f Ba tt le of the Brigade of Gurkhas; Honours and Awards to Gurkhas of the Brigade of Gurkhas; Ranks in the Brigade of Gurkhas; Gurkha Festivals and Celebrations. Cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has li gh t br ow nin g a t e dges, light wrinkling at top edge, one tiny closed edge tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FIGHTING COCK: BEING THE HISTORY OF THE 23rd INDIAN DIVISION, 1942-1947., Doulton, A.J.F., Lieut.-Colonel.  Foreword by Lieut.-General Sir Reginald Savory.
4 Doulton, A.J.F., Lieut.-Colonel. Foreword by Lieut.-General Sir Reginald Savory. THE FIGHTING COCK: BEING THE HISTORY OF THE 23rd INDIAN DIVISION, 1942-1947.
Aldershot Gale & Polden 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
318 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs, maps (including 2 fold-outs at rear) - collated. "Here is the story of a famous Indian Division which will be of interest not only to those who wore the 'Fighting Cock' badge but to those who served in the campaigns in Burma which led to the defeat of the Japanese, covering as it does the whole period from 1942 when the Division was formed to the victory in Burma and later in Java. The book contains a particularly vivid picture of the blood-bath in Java and shows how, in this little-known 'war', the Division kept bright its reputation for gallant conduct and high endeavour." Tiny to small stains at bottom of pages 20/21 - migrate slightly into adjacent pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at top corner and light cloth fraying at bottom corner of front board, some light wrinkling of cloth on rear board, slight browning of edges. Dust jacket has several small tears and very small chips, general light soiling, slight darkening to spine, light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, browning to inside surface. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
5 Farwell, Byron. THE GURKHAS.
W.W. Norton, New York, 1990. 
317 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 039330714X B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "The Gurkha regiments in the British Army are, quite simply, the finest infantrymen in the world. Recruited in the kingdom of Nepal since the early ninetee nth century, these short, wiry hillmen have served the kings and queens of Britain with such loyalty, tenacity, and incredible bravery that often the sound of their battle cry 'Ayo Gurkhali!' (roughly translated as 'Here come the Gurkhas!') h a s c a u s ed enemy soldiers to flee. The Gurkhas fought beside the British in the Indian Mutiny, in France and Mesopotamia during World War I, and in every theater during World War II. They have fought as well in countless small wars - 'the sav ag e w ar s of p eace' - including the Northwestern Frontier of India, Malaya, Borneo, and most recently the Falkland Islands. Their courage is legendary. Since 1911, when they first became eligible, thirteen Gurkhas have been awarded the Victori a C ro ss , a n unm atc hed record. This book will tell who the Gurkhas are and where they come from. It will describe their manners, customs, and character, and their history as soldiers, with special attention to their unique skills and remarkab le v alo r." In te rior - c lean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
AND WE SHALL SHOCK THEM:  THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Fraser, David.
6 Fraser, David. AND WE SHALL SHOCK THEM: THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, (1983). 
429 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340270853 B&w photographs, maps. "How the British Army contributed to the Allies' eventual victory against the Axis powers is a remarkable story of apparent defeat turned into ultimat e victory...David Fraser discusses every major campagin fought by the British Army in the Second World War. As a young serving officer during the war, and ultimately reaching the highest reaches of the army, he has been able to bring pers o n a l e x p e rience to his account as well as drawing on many hitherto unpublished sources. The narrative has been enriched by critical and pungent comment..." Slight cigarette odor, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has min or e dg e w ea r/ wr in kling - light at bottom of spine, minor rubbing, small closed tear at bottom of front hinge, tiny scuff on front panel, minor browning at top of flaps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 1946-1959., Godfrey, F.A., Major.
7 Godfrey, F.A., Major. THE HISTORY OF THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 1946-1959.
Leo Cooper, London, (1988), Ist edition. 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "...covers the Regiment in action in Palestine, India, Malaya, Trieste and Cyprus, as well as when soldiering in Egypt, Greece, BAOR and at home. A complete chapter is devoted to the activities of the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Territorial battalions...Each chapter describes a tour of duty of one battalion in a particular posting and is divided into two parts: the first paints a general picture of the role of the battalion showing why it was there and what it was like to be there with some mention of events of note. The second part of the chapter contains a detailed chonological account of the experiences of the battalion...In Malaya the Regiment won for itself between 1949 and 1953 a reputation unequalled throughout the whole 12-year Emergency there by any other British battalion. While the chapter devoted to Malaya provides the core of the book the other chapters reveal a continous thread of devotion to duty and the author is not exaggerating when he speaks in his preface of 'a quiet, grim determination in the face of extremely hostile conditions' to do a worthwhile job as being characteristic of the Suffolk Regiment until the very end." Minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has small ghost sticker mark on inside of front flap, minor edge wrinkling. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
PARA!  FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT., Harclerode, Peter.  Foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray.
8 Harclerode, Peter. Foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray. PARA! FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT.
Brockhampton, London, 1999. 
415 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1860199127 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The catalyst for the formation of British airborne forces came with the spectacular display of the capabilities of airborne assault by the German forces in the blitzkrieg against the west in 1940. Impressed by the daring and courage of the fallschirmjager, Churchill sought to create a similar arm for the British Army. Initially airborne operations were carried out by volunteers from all regiments and corps. While Britain was on the defensive, the newly formed parachute units took part in two airborne raids, carrying the war to the enemy in Italy and France. Of these, the most famous is the raid on Bruneval in 1942, duri ng which German rad ar technology was captured. By the time the Allies were ready to invade 'Fortress Europe' in 1944, The Parachute Regiment, which had been formed in 1942, comprised a large number of well equipped and highly trained battali o n s . Those of the 6th Air borne Division were given the task of holding the vital left flank of the Normandy invasion beaches to block German reinforcements and ensure swift Allied breakout over the strategically vital bridges. The Regiment's m os t fa mo u s hour was again an e xcellent example of the nature of the warfare it had been conceived to conduct: the ill-fated combined airborne/ground assault in Holland in September 1944 depended entirely on a surprise airborne assault to open a c or rid or in t o Germany along which the British Second Army was to pour into the heart of Hitler's Reich. Although the plan failed, it firmly established The Parachute Regiment as an elite force: tough, well-trained and capable of undertaking haza rdo us o per ati on s deep in enemy territ ory. This tradition is no less true now, fifty years on, with the post-war period having seen many further stirring examples of the Regiment's skill and valour throughout the world: from Suez and the jungl es o f Mal aya to t he mountains of the Radfan , the Falkland Islands and duties in Northern Ireland." Minor rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at bottom of spine a few very light areas elsewhere, very light rubb ing. Very Good +/V ery Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
STRIKE FROM THE SEA: A SURVEY OF BRITISH NAVAL AIR OPERATIONS, 1909-69., Jackson, Robert.
9 Jackson, Robert. STRIKE FROM THE SEA: A SURVEY OF BRITISH NAVAL AIR OPERATIONS, 1909-69.
Arthur Barker, London, 1970. 
234 pp, 8vo 8 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "On 19 July 1918, six Sopwith Camels took off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier 'Furious' off the Schleswig coast. Their mission - to bomb the German Zeppelin sheds at T ondern. It was the first time in history that a force of aircraft had been launched against an enemy objective from an aircraft carrier: the first ever strike from the sea. In the half century that has elapsed since that historic day, the Roya l N a vy's airmen have carved out a reputation of courage and skill that is second to none. This is their story - a story of men and courage, of crews, aircraft and ships often hurled into battle against hopeless odds. The author has covered ever y m aj or operation involving the Fleet Air Arm and its predecessor, the RNAS, including Korea, Suez, Malaya and forgotten 'backyard wars' such as the British naval operations against the Bolsheviks in the Baltic in 1919, when the Navy's airmen bom be d the Re d Fleet in Kronstadt. The Second World War is covered in detail, from the hunt for the 'Graf Spee' to the final assault on Japan and Kamikaze attacks on the carriers of the British Pacific Fleet." Water mark on top corner of text bloc k w it h so me s mall areas of dye migration into top corner of a few pages, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, light browning on spine, two small edge tears with old tape. G ood+ /Go od+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GURKHAS., James, Harold and Sheil-Small, Denis.  Foreword by Lieut.-General Sir Francis Tuker.
10 James, Harold and Sheil-Small, Denis. Foreword by Lieut.-General Sir Francis Tuker. THE GURKHAS.
Stackpole, Harrisburg, Pa., 1966, first American edition. 
291 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "For one hundred and fifty years the Gurkhas have been coming down from their mountain homes of Nepal to join the British Army. I n that time they have carved a reputation as the toughest, bravest and most lovable fighting troops in the world. Certainly they are the best known. (This book) tellls their exciting, humorous and moving story. The vast canvas ranges from t h e f o r mation of the first Gurkha Regiments on April 24, 1815, to their steadfastness during the Indian Mutiny, through the fierce nineteenth century wars on India's turbulent frontiers, into World War I in France, Mesopotamia, and Gallipoli. W e jo i n th em as they add further glory to their reputation during World War II in North Africa, Italy and the jungles of Burma. The post-war period tells of their activities in Malaya and Borneo, and of their last-ditch actions against the Ch ine se on t he co ld, bare mountains of India's disputed northern frontier. It is a story of great endurance, courage far beyond the call of duty, and of staunch loyalty to the British Crown. The Gurkhas suffered 45,000 casualties in the two W orld Wa rs. Th ey have won twelve VCs and countless other decorations for gallantry." Cigarette odor, book lightly cracked at page 113, light browning to edges of text block, very light edge wear, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wavin ess to f ore- edg e of text block. Dust jacket has several edge tears with creases and chips, browning on spine and flap-folds, general light edge wrinkling, light rubbing and soiling. Good/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Kennedy, Paul. PACIFIC ONSLAUGHT: 7TH DEC. 1941/7TH FEB. 1943. BALLANTINE'S ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE VIOLENT CENTURY. CAMPAIGN BOOK NO 21.
Ballantine, (New York, 1972), Ist Ballantine printing. 
160 pp, 8vo, soft cover. "Japan needed to conquor every country and foreign possession of importance in the Western Pacific. China would be cut off from Allied supplies, and Japan would have access to oil. Few Japanese stopped to think that they were about to attack a nation with ten times their own war potential..." Profusely illus. with b&w photos, drawings and maps. Interior - previous owner's ink stamp and embossed stamp on contents page, otherwise clean and tight with no other owners hip marks. Exterior - book slightly cocked, previous owner's ink stamp on bottom of text block, light browning on spine, very light edge wear, faint creases on spine. Very Good 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
REMEMBER WITH ADVANTAGES: A HISTORY OF THE TENTH, ELEVENTH AND ROYAL HUSSARS, 1945-1992., Keown-Boyd, Henry.
12 Keown-Boyd, Henry. REMEMBER WITH ADVANTAGES: A HISTORY OF THE TENTH, ELEVENTH AND ROYAL HUSSARS, 1945-1992.
Leo Cooper, London, (1994), first edition. 
296 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, color plates. "The 10th Royal Hussars (PWO) and the 11th Hussars (PAO) were both raised in 1715 as regiments of Light Dragoons to deal with troubles north of the Scottish border. Both went on to win huge acclaim until, and indeed after, their amalgamation in 1969 as The Royal Hussars (PWO). Now they have had to face up to yet another amalgamation to form with the 14th/20th Hussars, The King's Royal Hussars. This book, written by a former officer of the 11th Hussars (PAO), traces the history of the two regiments from 1945 until the first amalgamation and then details the sadly short-lived history of The Royal Hussars (PWO) up to the time of the second amalgamation in 1992. Depressing as all that may sound, Henry Keown-Boyd shows that, in spite of all, the regimental spirit, the traditional loyalties, the time-honoured customs and the determination to succeed, survive and flourish. Both regiments have had numerous periods of active service since the Second World War and in this book descriptions of duties in Malaya, Arabia and Northern Ireland, among others, are much enhanced by recollections of those who took part . All of the four original regiments now brought together have their roots deeply planted in the history of the British Army and none are likely to dispute the fact that the new King's Royal Hussars will add further laurels to the wreath. Certainly, this is a most worthy tribute to one half of the newly formed regiment." Very faint cigarette odor, bump to top of rear hinge/spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, creasing at top of spine. VG/VG 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
SBS:  THE INVISIBLE RAIDERS.  THE HISTORY OF THE SPECIAL BOAT SQUADRON FROM WORLD WAR TWO TO THE PRESENT., Ladd, James D.  Foreword by Lieutenant-Colonel P.G. Davis.
13 Ladd, James D. Foreword by Lieutenant-Colonel P.G. Davis. SBS: THE INVISIBLE RAIDERS. THE HISTORY OF THE SPECIAL BOAT SQUADRON FROM WORLD WAR TWO TO THE PRESENT.
London Arms and Armour 1983 0458968900 / 9780458968909 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Together with the SAS, LRDG and other such specialist units, the Special Boats Squadron traces its origins back to the Mediterranean theatre of operations during the Second World War. Originally part of Laycock's 8 Commando, the SBS rapidly developed its own skills, expertise and identity, despite technically serving as part of the SAS for much of the war. After the war, these 'pirates' became a unit within the Royal Marines and served throughout the world during the 'post-imperial peace'. Their activities have, until now, rarely been revealed. While the SAS has become world-famous for anti-terrorist exploits in the full glare of publicity, the SBS role was little known until it came to prominence in the Falklands conflict. There, SBS teams operated in parallel with their SAS counterparts, probing the Argentine-held islands and feeding back essential intelligence information. In an island war, they were very much in their element, and they played a key part in reconnoitring the eventual landing site for the Task Force at San Carlos." Three small light liquid marks on rear board. Dust jacket has some very light wrinkling at top edge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MEMORY OF ALL THAT:  CANADIAN WOMEN REMEMBER WORLD WAR II., Latta, Ruth, compiler/editor.  (Maureen Kelly, Claire Rochon Blais, Cora Backer, Gwen Lambton, Catherine Carroll, Muriel Watson, Joyce Mulvihill, Aloha Lafrance, Carmen Margueirat-Brodsky, Helen Hamilton, Margaret Bishop, Myrtle Vaisey, et al.)
14 Latta, Ruth, compiler/editor. (Maureen Kelly, Claire Rochon Blais, Cora Backer, Gwen Lambton, Catherine Carroll, Muriel Watson, Joyce Mulvihill, Aloha Lafrance, Carmen Margueirat-Brodsky, Helen Hamilton, Margaret Bishop, Myrtle Vaisey, et al.) THE MEMORY OF ALL THAT: CANADIAN WOMEN REMEMBER WORLD WAR II.
General Store Publishing House, Burnstown, Ontario, 1992. 
224 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 091943164X B&w photographs. "In this extraordinary collection, Ruth Latta has brought together the stories of twenty-five women from varied backgrounds who were young during the Second World War. Some served in the armed forces, others did their bit as civilians, some struggled to survive. All found their lives changed in ways they cannot forget. Now these women, Canadians by birth or by choice, look back on events, challenges, and people who touched their lives during troubled times." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor foxing on top of textblock. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MY LIFE STORY.  Plus: THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS.  Plus: CARD., Limbu, Rambahadur, Lieutenant, VC - as told to Warrant Officer Class II Kulbahadur Rai.  Introduction by Major C.E. Maunsell.
15 Limbu, Rambahadur, Lieutenant, VC - as told to Warrant Officer Class II Kulbahadur Rai. Introduction by Major C.E. Maunsell. MY LIFE STORY. Plus: THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS. Plus: CARD.
London The GURKHA WELFARE TRUSTS Stapled in Wraps Very Good Signed by Author
Unpaginated (20 pp), undated (c1978), 10" H. Signed on title page: "R B Limbu V.C. 12 Aug 78" then, in other hands: "Pipe Major 10 GR J. B. Rai / Pipe Major Yom Bahadur Gurung (QGE)". (GR = Gurkha Rifles / QGE = Queen's Gurkha Engineers.) B&w photographs. A short biography of Rambahadur Limbu's life before and during his time with the Gurkha Rifles, including the text of the Official Citation detailing how he came to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Also included: a pamphlet, 9" H, stapled in wraps, with colour and b&w photographs, "The Brigade of Gurkhas", with Foreword by Major General D G T Horsford, CBE DSO, Major General, The Brigade of Gurhkas, containing: Gurkha Origin and History; The Gurkha's Background; Gurkha recruitment and training; The Brigade of Gurhkas; The Brigade of Gurkhas Band Contingent 1971; The Gurkhas, Bravest of the Brave, by Sir Arthur Bryant; Gurkha VC's (up to 1945); Legendary - But true stories; The Pensioner's Song; Return to Civilian Life: The Gurkha Welfare Appeal. Plus: A colour card (6 1/16" H x 5 1/16" W) "6th Gurkha Rifles" after a water colour by Major A.C. Lovett, 1910 - signed on back: "Rambahadur Limbu V.C. / Capt Kaman Sing Gurung / Kesar Limbu". An interesting grouping of three items in total. Interiors - 'The Brigade of Gurkhas' has a faint dampness mark at bottom edge of last two pages and rear cover. Exteriors - 'My Life Story' has light soiling/rubbing on rear cover and very light edge wear, 'The Brigade of Gurkhas' has very light rubbing, very light tiny foxing marks and a few very small stains on front cover, very light edge wear, a few light wrinkles at bottom edge of rear cover. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
16 Maclaren, Roy. CANADIANS BEHIND ENEMY LINES, 1939-1945.
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, (1981), Ist edition. 
330 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "During the Second World War, Canadians found themselves behind enemy lines in Europe and Asia. Many were airmen who had been shot down, but almost one hundred Canadians volunteered to go on hazardous assignments amidst the enemy. Two secret British services requested Canadian volunteers who could pass as natives in an occupied country, and who were ready to risk their lives in assisting local resistance groups in sabotage and ambush or in smuggling Allied airmen out of occupied Europe and Asia. Operating in disguise in France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Burma, Malaya, and Sarawak, these Canadians helped to make the brutal and unrelenting warfare of the und erground a potent weapon in the Allied arsenal. Their unique contribution to ultimate victory has seldom been recognized." Light edge to boards, light rubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, spine is light cocked, front board is slightly raised from textblock, scattered tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling/creasing, light rubbing, very light browning at edge. Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CHRONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF WORLD WAR TWO.  (WORLD WAR II), Messenger, Charles.
17 Messenger, Charles. THE CHRONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF WORLD WAR TWO. (WORLD WAR II)
New York Macmillan 1989 0025843915 / 9780025843912 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Richard and Hazel Watson, maps. 
255 pp, 11 3/4" H. Over 200 maps/battle plans in shades of black, white and red. "(T)his book provides a continuous, chronological narrative, linking the theatres and showing how each affected the others, and the way in which the protagonists were forced to adjust the deployment of armies and resources between them. Each two-page spread describes and maps a particular phase in the conflict, linking its position in the order of events to previous and subsequent topics. Graphic keys supply at-a-glance locations in time and place, while a cursor bar shows the phase of the overall conflict. The maps have been designed to complement and amplify the chronological text, presenting not only the main events but also showing peripheral and incidental information to aid the reader in forming a clear picture of the course of the war. Areas depicted have been chosen with care, to include all the zones and their implicit factors that impinged upon the decision-making of the com-manders in the field as well as their political masters. As a narrative, graphic history of the Second World War, this book will provide new insights for the expert as well as a uniquely comprehensible overview for the layman." Section headings: Introduction; The Legacy of the First World War; Just a European War; Britain Alone; Hitler Turns East; The Dark Before the Dawn; Tide on the Turn; Slowly But Surley; Europe Re-Entered; Liberation; Closing In; Victory in Europe; The Ultimate Weapon; The Legacy; Further Reading; Index. Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BY SEA AND LAND.  THE ROYAL MARINES COMMANDOS:  A HISTORY, 1942-1982., Neillands, Robin.
18 Neillands, Robin. BY SEA AND LAND. THE ROYAL MARINES COMMANDOS: A HISTORY, 1942-1982.
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1987 0297790641 / 9780297790648 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
269 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). 16 pages of b&w photographs. "(R)ecounts the story of the Commando units of the Royal Marines, during the first forty years of their existence, from the bloody baptism of 40 Commando on the beaches of Dieppe, in 1942, to the day when 45 Commando yomped into Stanley at the end of the Falklands War, in May 1982. (T)he story of the Royal Marines Commandos is told in the words of the men who served in them, from brigadier to rifle troop marine. We see the battles and campaigns through their eyes, a view from the sharp end, much of it extraordinarily vivid." Pages lightly browned - mainly in margins, small tear with crease at bottom of gutter of pages 117-120, edges of textblock browned, small corner bump at bottom of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tear at top/bottom of rear hinge, minor edge wear, light edge browning on rear panel minor edge wear, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BY SEA AND LAND.  THE ROYAL MARINES COMMANDOS:  A HISTORY, 1942-1982., Neillands, Robin.
19 Neillands, Robin. BY SEA AND LAND. THE ROYAL MARINES COMMANDOS: A HISTORY, 1942-1982.
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1987 0297790641 / 9780297790648 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
269 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). 16 pages of b&w photographs. "(R)ecounts the story of the Commando units of the Royal Marines, during the first forty years of their existence, from the bloody baptism of 40 Commando on the beaches of Dieppe, in 1942, to the day when 45 Commando yomped into Stanley at the end of the Falklands War, in May 1982. (T)he story of the Royal Marines Commandos is told in the words of the men who served in them, from brigadier to rifle troop marine. We see the battles and campaigns through their eyes, a view from the sharp end, much of it extraordinarily vivid." Very light toning in margins of pages and to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE LONDON REGIMENT:  PRESENTATION OF COLOURS BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF YORK CVO ADC AT DUKE OF YORK'S HEADQUARTERS, CHELSEA, FRIDAY 25th JULY 1997 - COMMEMMORATIVE PROGRAMME., Newall, Paul, Colonel Sir, Introduction.
20 Newall, Paul, Colonel Sir, Introduction. THE LONDON REGIMENT: PRESENTATION OF COLOURS BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF YORK CVO ADC AT DUKE OF YORK'S HEADQUARTERS, CHELSEA, FRIDAY 25th JULY 1997 - COMMEMMORATIVE PROGRAMME.
The Regiment 1997 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
48 pp, 11 3/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents include: History of Colours; The London Regiment's Colours; The London Regiment; Headquarter (Anzio) Company; Anzio; Order of Ceremony & Programme of Music; Presentation of the Colours; A (London Scottish) Company; B (The Queen's Regiment) Company; C (City of London Fusiliers) Company; D (London Irish Rifles) Company; The Drums and Pipes of the London Regiment; The Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish; Ditto The London Irish Rifles Association; The Significance of Minden; Ancestry of the London Regiment; Antecedent Regiments and Associations; Affiliated Units of the Army Cadet Force; Origins of Music Played on the Parade; The Victoria Cross; History of Duke of York's Headquarters; etc. 80 pp, 7 1/4" H. Sepiatone photographs, maps. Contents: Introduction; Early Years; India - On Northern Plains; India - West and South; From Burma to Malaya; China; Japan and Korea; Africa and Elsewhere; Among the Children; Medical Treatment; Conclusion; Appendices: The Mission to Lepers - Its Objects and Methods; How Supported; Its Fields and Stations. Interior - very light toning in margins of pages, small minor crease at fore-edge of first few pages. Exterior - slight toning to spine and edges of covers, small soft crease at fore-edge of front cover, soft wrinkling/bump at bottom of spine - migrates into pages. 
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