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THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Armitage, Michael.
1 Armitage, Michael. THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
London Brockhampton 1996 1860198511 / 9781860198519 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "Created in 1918 from the former Royal Flying Corps, the RAF forged its own traditions as it developed the tactics and weap- onry of aerial warfare. It ended the First World War with a strength of 300,000 personnel and 23,000 aircraft, but there was the immediate threat of stringent post-war defence budgets and an Army and Navy that demanded that air power be under their control. The Chief of Air Staff, Trenchard, needed a successful example of the potential of air power in order to guarantee future funding, and it came in the RAF air-policing role in the Near East. The RAF was perhaps the most neglected armed force during the 'appeasement years', despite vocal opposition and foreign militarization. After desperate rearm-ament in both aircraft and ground forces, the RAF stemmed the tide of German expansion in the Battle of Britain. The author devotes one third of the book to the superb record of the RAF throughout the Second World War, acknowledging the problems in command, strategy and aircraft equipment that appeared in all theatres during the fight against the Axis forces. Chapters cover the lean years from 1940 to 1942 with the RAF over-committed on all fronts, through the gradual build-up with improved aircraft and on to the heavy bombing campaign and the final, comprehensive air assault on Germany. The years 1944-1945 mark the high point of RAF history, but the factual framework continues with details of the appearance of jet aircraft, the deployments worldwide as the British Empire evolved into the Commonwealth and the RAF's changing tactical and strategic roles as Britain declined from 'superpower' status. This period also includes an appraisal of the V-bomber force, the slow decline in British research and development, the emergence of the RAF role in NATO and the balance of power during the Cold War. The history of the RAF is fully detailed up to the present as one receding threat causes significant change in the number and type of aircraft needed to face the perceived new problems posed by developing nations." Tiny scuff on bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, very small dint on rear hinge, two tiny dints on rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Beaver, Paul. THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE 1980s. WARSHIPS ILLUSTRATED NO 1.
Arms and Armour, (London, 1985). 
72 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. Profusely illus with b&w and color photos. Interior - previous owners name stamp on inside of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor soiling, crease at bottom corner of rear cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
3 Bell, Ken and Morton, Desmond. ROYAL CANADIAN MILITARY INSTITUTE: 100 YEARS, 1890-1990.
RCMI, (Toronto, 1990) 
208 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and col. photos. "This centennial history of the Royal Canadian Military Institute may be a history of Canadian defence and of Toronto's military evolution but it is above all the history of those who bu ilt and maintained an institution." Very minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has light edgewear/rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Beloff, Max. Preface by H. Noel Fieldhouse. THE BALANCE OF POWER. BEATTY MEMORIAL LECTURES.
Montreal McGill University Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
73 pp, 7 1/2" H. Contents: Preface; Foreword; The Partition of Europe and Afterwards; Post-Imperial Asia; International Organizations: Records and Prospects. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light rubbing and soiling, a few tiny scuffs, small dent on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE:  THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND., Borawski, John.
5 Borawski, John. SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE: THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND.
London Brassey's (UK) 1992 1857530403 / 9781857530407 First English Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
235 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "While the 'traditional' threat of East-West military confrontation appears much reduced, events in Yugoslavia have removed any complacency about the stability of the new Europe unfolding around us. New threats - territorial quarrels, nationalism, and the demise of the Soviet Union as a unitary state - require a radically new approach to European security. The creation of an effective security system will be highly dependent on the trust and co-operation between the former Warsaw Treaty Organisation countries and their new-found NATO allies. As their title suggests, the Vienna Negotiations on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures aimed to do exactly this, by fostering greater openness about military organisation and activity. John Borawski's history of the negotiations provides a detailed analysis of the issues involved, indicating the likely direction of future talks following the watershed March-July 1992 CSCE follow-up meeting in Helsinki, and highlighting their extreme relevance to the problems confronting European policy-makers today. As they continue to seek an alternative to the limited, hardware-based negotiations of the past, 'Security for a New Europe' grows in importance as a source of ideas for problems old and new." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE:  THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND., Borawski, John.
6 Borawski, John. SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE: THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND.
London Brassey's (UK) 1992 1857530403 / 9781857530407 First English Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
235 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "While the 'traditional' threat of East-West military confrontation appears much reduced, events in Yugoslavia have removed any complacency about the stability of the new Europe unfolding around us. New threats - territorial quarrels, nationalism, and the demise of the Soviet Union as a unitary state - require a radically new approach to European security. The creation of an effective security system will be highly dependent on the trust and co-operation between the former Warsaw Treaty Organisation countries and their new-found NATO allies. As their title suggests, the Vienna Negotiations on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures aimed to do exactly this, by fostering greater openness about military organisation and activity. John Borawski's history of the negotiations provides a detailed analysis of the issues involved, indicating the likely direction of future talks following the watershed March-July 1992 CSCE follow-up meeting in Helsinki, and highlighting their extreme relevance to the problems confronting European policy-makers today. As they continue to seek an alternative to the limited, hardware-based negotiations of the past, 'Security for a New Europe' grows in importance as a source of ideas for problems old and new." Minor cocking to book. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of front flap, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STAND ON GUARD:  THE SEARCH FOR A CANADIAN DEFENCE POLICY., Brewin, Andrew.
7 Brewin, Andrew. STAND ON GUARD: THE SEARCH FOR A CANADIAN DEFENCE POLICY.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1965, first edition. 
140 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In today's nuclear era, in a world now spending roughly $120 billion annually preparing for war, all other questions fade into insignificance in comparison with the problem of preventing conflict. Yet in this race toward annihilation Canada, with a limited budget and modest military strength, could carve for herself a new, significant and perhaps decisive role, if her military and political leaders could set aside tradition-bound c o n c e p t s , concentrating instead on the unique position Canada can hold on a world scale. Penetrating to the heart of our 'defence muddle', stripping away the military jargon that surrounds military discussions, Mr. Brewin traces Canada's m il it ar y ro le s in ce the formation of NATO in 1949, shows why the United States' concept of 'massive retaliation' has lost all practical meaning, and urges Canada to divorce herself from policies which are obsolete, provocative, and meaningles s. Sp eak in g a s o ne of the political leaders whose thoughts may play a major role in shaping this country's defence policies in the future, he outlines with persuasive clarity the factors which make it imperative for Canada to abandon tactical nu clea r we apo ns a nd c onc ent rate on developing a compact, efficient, highly mobile non-nuclear fighting force capable of tackling 'brushfire wars' anywhere in the world." Slight bump at bottom of front hinge/spine, minor wrinkle at top of spin e, ti ny di nt o n bot tom o f re ar b oard. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling; light browning/foxing on flap-folds, spine and parts of panels; light rubbing; very small color scuff on rear hinge; two tiny tears - one with creases. V ery G ood/Ve ry Goo d- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Creighton, Donald. THE FORKED ROAD: CANADA, 1939-1957.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1976 077102360X / 9780771023606 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
319 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w plates. "Canada's declaration of war against Germany in 1939 marked the beginning of the most significant eighteen-year period in the history of this nation. By the end of the Liberal regime in 1957 the country had undergone immense growth in human and material resources. The experience of the Second World War had been followed by participation in the Korean War and ten years of the Cold War. The Great Depression had given way to a boom which had continued through the exchange crisis, serious inflation and minor recessions. In addition, new life had been generated in the arts. The new road which Canada chose to follow led directly to a new world of planning and management, of economic controls and social equalization." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - light elsewhere, rubbing and scratch to glossy front panel, a few tiny tears archivally taped, tiny scuff and tiny dent on rear panel, minor soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Crisp, Jack H. PRESSURE POINT: A SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE NOVEL.
Simon & Pierre, (Toronto, 1980), Ist printing. 
215 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "...Janos Illyes, out for a romantic evening at Toronto's elegant CN Tower restaurant...encounters his wartime commander, Colonel Mark Sherwood, and suddenly finds himself involved in a life and death m ission. Sherwood request his help to uncover the mysterious spy network affecting the upper echelons of NATO, and the situation must be corrected before the NATO meetings the following week...from Brussels to Oslo and finally to Gdansk, ( J a n o s r a c e s) against time to rescue NATO..." The former owner of this book, himself a member of SOE during WWII, has written a note on the front flyleaf declaring his belief that the author must have been a member of SOE - he calls the b oo k a 'n on -f i ct io n no vel'. Previous owners personal card on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small mark to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has moderate rubbing, slight fading to spine, red ink 'touch-up ' t o wo rn cor ner s, sm all t ear s/chips/creases at top of spine, very small closed tear on rear hinge, one 1/2" closed tear, crease down rear flap - now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CARRIER AIR WING 6.  CONCORD COLOR SERIES 4006., Debay, Yves & Hill, James.
10 Debay, Yves & Hill, James. CARRIER AIR WING 6. CONCORD COLOR SERIES 4006.
Hong Kong Concord 1993 9623617062 / 9789623617062 Soft Cover Very Good + 
94 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Contents: The Ship (USS Forrestal); The Flight Deck Crew; "Safety First"; Preparing and Starting the Mission; The Launch; The Recovery; Maintenance; Carrier Air Wing 6. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small sticker removal damage on rear cover (laminate missing). 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
"THE GREAT DOMINION": WINSTON CHURCHILL IN CANADA 1900-1954, Dilks, David.  With Richard Dilks.  Lady Soames, Foreword
11 Dilks, David. With Richard Dilks. Lady Soames, Foreword "THE GREAT DOMINION": WINSTON CHURCHILL IN CANADA 1900-1954
Toronto Thomas Allen 2005 0887621627 / 9780887621628 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
472 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(Churchill) visited Canada nine times over the first half of the twentieth century, travelled from coast to coast, and understood the country and its leaders - and people - in a way that few writers have appreciated. In (this book), Dilks has selected excerpts from newspapers, speeches, letters and diaries to bring to life every one of those visits, giving preference wherever possible to Churchill's own voice - and what a voice it was. This is a book for anyone interested in Canada's history or fascinated by the phenomenon that was Winston Churchill." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has several areas of light edge wrinkling, several line indentations on front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Eayrs, James. NORTHERN APPROACHES: CANADA AND THE SEARCH FOR PEACE.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
195 pp, 8 3/4" H. "A brilliant intelligence is brought to bear on the vital issues of Canadian defence and foreign policy, on Canada's relations with the U.S. and the British Commonwealth and the Communist bloc. Canadians do not always look at these problems in the same way as their North American neighbours. This book considers the Canadian 'style' in approaching such questions. (Discusses) difficult and frightening issues such as the location of the Great Deterrent, the acquisition of nuclear weaons, the fate of the Avro Arrow, civil defence. (Eayrs) examines the 'Nostrum of Neutralism' and while he concedes its appeal, concludes that the arguments in its favour are not valid at present. Commonwealth concerns, the monarchy, America's ill-fated intervention in Cuba, the role of the United Nations, the non-recognition of Communist China - all these questions and others of the kind are fearlessly and realistically discussed." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has beem price-clipped, has very light soiling/rubbing, light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 English, John. THE LIFE OF LESTER PEARSON. VOLUME ONE: SHADOW OF HEAVEN, 1897-1948. VOLUME TWO: THE WORLDLY YEARS, 1949-1972. (VOLUMES I & II).
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886191653 / 9780886191658 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
414 pp, 473 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. B&w photographs. 'Shadow of Heaven' - ISBN 0886191653 - published 1989. 'The Worldly Years' - ISBN 0394227298 - published 1992. "Lester Pearson - Canada's 14th prime minister, and foremost diplomat - was a man of deep and passionate convictions. His vision of Canada as a force for international peace, mediation, and good will helped redefine our view of ourselves. But how did this seemingly mild and easy-going man develop such a powerful and unswerving vision - and how did he win the political clout to put his beliefs into practice?" 'Shadow of Heaven' has minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 'The Worldly Years' has very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light winkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
UK MILITARY AIRFIELDS., Falconer, Jonathan and Gandy, Wal.
14 Falconer, Jonathan and Gandy, Wal. UK MILITARY AIRFIELDS.
Ian Allan, (Shepperton, 1992). 
96 pp, 7 1/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs and airfield layouts. Contents: Introduction; How to Use This Book; Airfield Infrastructure; The RAF's Role in NATO; Why USAF Units are Based in the UK; Power in the Balance; (Alphabetical Listing of UK Military Airfields); Airfields Guide. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD., Forty, George.
15 Forty, George. THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD.
London Hermes House 2005 184477743X / 9781844777433 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
256 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "(A)n authoritative directory of tanks and their immediate derivatives, such as ARVs (armoured recovery vehicles), tank destroyers, command versions, bridgelayers, mine-clearers and other Funnies. It begins with a guide to the history of the tank and its evolution: the first tank action at Flers during World War I, the Blitzkrieg of 1940, the desert war in North Africa, the D-Day Funnies of the Normandy beaches, tanks used in the jungles of Korea and Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli wars and the two desert wars of the Persian Gulf. Next, there are two A-Z directories focusing on over 230 tanks, the first covering World War I and II and the inter-war years, and the second covering the post-war years. From the world's first tank, the No. 1 Lincoln Machine 'Little Willie', to the contemporary M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank, with its state-of-the- art weapons systems, the book covers a vast range of armoured fighting vehicles. Each entry includes a lively description and history, with a specification panel detailing the tank's official name, date, crew, weight, dimensions, armament, armour, powerplant and performance. All the tanks are accompanied by identification photographs, many of which are full-colour and have never previously been published together in one volume." This is a new unread book. Fine/Fine 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD., Forty, George.
16 Forty, George. THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD.
London Hermes House 2005 184477743X / 9781844777433 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good- 
256 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "(A)n authoritative directory of tanks and their immediate derivatives, such as ARVs (armoured recovery vehicles), tank destroyers, command versions, bridgelayers, mine-clearers and other Funnies. It begins with a guide to the history of the tank and its evolution: the first tank action at Flers during World War I, the Blitzkrieg of 1940, the desert war in North Africa, the D-Day Funnies of the Normandy beaches, tanks used in the jungles of Korea and Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli wars and the two desert wars of the Persian Gulf. Next, there are two A-Z directories focusing on over 230 tanks, the first covering World War I and II and the inter-war years, and the second covering the post-war years. From the world's first tank, the No. 1 Lincoln Machine 'Little Willie', to the contemporary M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank, with its state-of-the- art weapons systems, the book covers a vast range of armoured fighting vehicles. Each entry includes a lively description and history, with a specification panel detailing the tank's official name, date, crew, weight, dimensions, armament, armour, powerplant and performance. All the tanks are accompanied by identification photographs, many of which are full-colour and have never previously been published together in one volume." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has large crease and some associated wrinkles at bottom of rear panel, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
17 Foster, J.A. MUSKETS TO MISSILES: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CANADA'S GROUND FORCES.
Methuen, Toronto, (1987), Ist printing. 
251 pp, small 4to, Hardcover in dust jacket. Profusely illus in b&w with photos, drawings, pictorial endpapers. Covers from the 1600's to United Nations peacekeeping duties. Contents: Contest for a Continent; Rivalry and Revolution; Rebels and Ra iders; Confederation; On Foreign Service; World War I; World War II; The Korean War and Other Actions; Sidearms and Rifles; Appendix: Canadian Regiments in Order of Precedence. Light edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkl i n g , l i g h t rubbing to rear panel. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAF BUCCANEER.  AIRCRAFT ILLUSTRATED SPECIAL., Foster, Peter R.
18 Foster, Peter R. RAF BUCCANEER. AIRCRAFT ILLUSTRATED SPECIAL.
London Ian Allan 1987 0711017298 / 9780711017290 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
48 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, maps, drawings/diagrams. Contents: Finding Acceptance; Into Service; Exercises and Deployments; Sands of Time; 'Pulsator'; Development Aircraft; Every One Different; Hunter Interlude; Individual Aircraft Histories; Maintenance Airframes. Interior - tiny soft crease at top corner of first and last pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ALWAYS A STRATHCONA., Fraser, W.B.
19 Fraser, W.B. ALWAYS A STRATHCONA.
Calgary, Alberta Comprint 1986 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
252 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, colour uniform studies, maps. A history of the Regiment from its inception in 1885 to the mid-1970s. Contents: Foreword; Battle Honours; Introduction; Strathcona's Horse; Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians); The Outbreak of the First World War; The Search for Mobility; Moreuil Wood; Canada's Hundred Days; The Long Armistice; Wartime Training and Service; Italy; Melfa River Crossing; Up the Italian Boot; To Northern Europe; Peace and War; Keeping the Peace; Genealogy; Chronological Historical Outline; Honorary Appointments; Commanding Officers and Regimental Sergeant Majors; Roll of Honour; Index. Very minor edgewear to bottom of boards. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
ALWAYS A STRATHCONA., Fraser, W.B.
20 Fraser, W.B. ALWAYS A STRATHCONA.
Calgary, Alberta Comprint 1986 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
252 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, colour uniform studies, maps. A history of the Regiment from its inception in 1885 to the mid-1970s. Contents: Foreword; Battle Honours; Introduction; Strathcona's Horse; Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians); The Outbreak of the First World War; The Search for Mobility; Moreuil Wood; Canada's Hundred Days; The Long Armistice; Wartime Training and Service; Italy; Melfa River Crossing; Up the Italian Boot; To Northern Europe; Peace and War; Keeping the Peace; Genealogy; Chronological Historical Outline; Honorary Appointments; Commanding Officers and Regimental Sergeant Majors; Roll of Honour; Index. Small taped tear with creases at fore-edge of two illustration page leaves - edges are unevenly trimmed, faint erased pencil marks on frent free endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, small dent on rear hinge, area of very small indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
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