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1 Berthold, Will. VOM HIMMEL ZUR HOLLE: DAS SCHICKSAL DEUTSCHER FALLSCHIRMJAGER.
Suddeutscher Verlag, Munchen, 1958, reprint. 
259 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. GERMAN TEXT. German paratroopers in the Battle for Crete 1941 and Italy 1944. Very light damp stain on upper third of both boards and spine, small damp stain at b ottom edge of spine, light damp stain on top of textblock at spine, slight curvature to boards, minor soft crease on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light damp stain/wrinkling in same places as book, light edge wear/creasing - mainly a t t o p o f spine and flap-folds. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION:  1940 TO THE PRESENT.  UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED No 15., Cadiou, Yves L. & Szecsko, Tibor.
2 Cadiou, Yves L. & Szecsko, Tibor. FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION: 1940 TO THE PRESENT. UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED No 15.
London Arms & ARMOUR 1986 0853688060 / 9780853688068 Soft Cover Very Good - 
72 pp, 9 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "Each volume (in this series) offers a personal selection of photographs on a particular topic or theme, and the authors have taken pains to include rare or unusual pictures highlighting technical details, operational and 'in action' views, equipment and personnel - plus all the colour and marking data so valuable to the modeller." Interior - slight separation of page gatherings at pages 14/15 - holding firmly, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - old price is blacked-out on rear cover, slight lean to spine; light browning on spine, rear hinge and the rear cover top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ELITE FORCES OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN.  OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 41., Conboy, Ken.  Color plates by Paul Hannon.
3 Conboy, Ken. Color plates by Paul Hannon. ELITE FORCES OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN. OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 41.
(Osprey, London, 1992). 
64 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos, 12 full-color plates. Covers the organization, equipment and appearance of the elite forces of India and Pakistan and their involvement in such arenas as Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, the Maldi ves, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. VG+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
4 Debay, Yves. THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION IN ACTION. EUROPA MILITARIA NO. 11.
London Windrow & Greene 1992 Soft Cover Very Good 
66 pp, 10 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "In this second instalment of his photo-essay on the 'while kepis', author Yves Debay gives an exhaustive coverage of all Legion units, based in France and overseas, and describes their missions and equipment in detail. As always, the capability of the modern day Legion rests on strong infantry regiments such as 2e REI, who provided the backbone of the Legion component during the intervention in Iraq; 3e REI, guarding the gates to outer space on the Ariane launching sites in Guyana; 5e REI, safeguarding French sovereignty in the Pacific, and 13e DBLE, upholding in the horn of Africa the time-honoured desert traditions of the famous corps. Legionnaires from other elite services are not neglected, and this second volume also delves into the activities of 2e REP paratroopers, specialists in swift intervention in Africa; 1er REC cavalrymen, the 'mailed fist' of the Rapid Action Force; and 6e REG sappers, the unsung heroes who, even in peacetime, tirelessly carry out their obscure but vital missions." Interior - previous owner's small stamp marl on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - some light yellowing on rear hinge, slight delamination at top edge of rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MEN OF STEEL: CANADIAN PARATROOPERS IN NORMANDY, 1944.  CANADIAN AT WAR., Horn, Bernd, Colonel.
5 Horn, Bernd, Colonel. MEN OF STEEL: CANADIAN PARATROOPERS IN NORMANDY, 1944. CANADIAN AT WAR.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2010, first edition. 
116 pp, square 8vo (8" x 8"), soft cover. ISBN 9781554887088 B&w photographs, drawings, map. "Take a trip back in time to the chaos and destruction of the greatest invasion in military history, viewed through the lens of Canadian paratroopers. ( This) is the exciting story of some of Canada's toughest and most daring soldiers in the Second World War. In the dead of night, on 5/6 June 1944, hundreds of elite Canadian paratroopers hurled themselves from aircraft behind enemy lines. Th a t d a r ing act set the stage for the eventual success of the Allied invasion fleet. From aircraft formations striking out from England on a turbulent flight across the English Channel to the tumultuous drop over Occupied Europe and deadly close c om b at i n the Normandy countryside, 'Men of Steel' is a detailed account of Canadian paratroopers and their instrumental role in D-Day." Catalogued as 'Juvenile Literature', this book provides a good introduction to Canada's involvement in D- Day op er ati ons f or teenage to adult readers. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PARAS VERSUS THE REICH: CANADA'S PARATROOPERS AT WAR, 1942-45., Horn, Bernd, Lieutenant-Colonel and Wyczynski, Michel.  Foreword by Brigadier (retired) S. James L. Hill.
6 Horn, Bernd, Lieutenant-Colonel and Wyczynski, Michel. Foreword by Brigadier (retired) S. James L. Hill. PARAS VERSUS THE REICH: CANADA'S PARATROOPERS AT WAR, 1942-45.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2003, first edition. 
351 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550024701 B&w drawings, maps. "This meticulously researched book traces the development of airborne forces from earliest mythology to their earth-shattering debut in the Second World War. More important ly, it reveals in exacting detail the story of Canada's paratroopers - from the early resistance to their establishment, the rigorous selection process and gruelling training, to their unrivalled combat record. It tells the story of the 1st C a n a d i a n Parachute Battalion, which never failed to achieve its assigned missions, nor did it ever lose an objective once captured. Through the pages of this book the reader will experience the exceptional courage, endurance, fighting skill, a nd t en ac it y of Canada's paratroopers in the Second World War." Inside - tiny curl at bottom corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - rubbing to glossy covers, small crease at bottom corner of fr ont co ver , slight waviness to edges of text block. Very Good- 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
7 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 26 NO. 8. AUGUST 1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 00264083 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and drawings. Contents: Things Ancient and Medieval: Hints and tips for model makers; MEMS - A Preview: What's on at Hartlepool's forthcoming show; Screaming Eagles: Lots of photo references for Dragon's 1:16 scale kit; British Cavalry Regiments Remembered: Part 2 of the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays); Leopard 2A5: Take a close look at Germany's latest Main Battle Tank variant; The Tank Modelling Course: Complex resin conversion - putting AA guns into Tamiya's half-track; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargamers; Despatch: Readers' letters; "Atten-shun!"; New products reviewed; On Parade: Books Reviewed. Interior - soft crease/bump at top corner of pages and small crease at bottom corner of last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, corner crease at corners of rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FRONTLINE AIRLINE:  TROOP CARRIER PILOT IN WORLD WAR II., Lester, John R. (Bob), Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret.)
8 Lester, John R. (Bob), Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret.) FRONTLINE AIRLINE: TROOP CARRIER PILOT IN WORLD WAR II.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, KS, 1994. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897451791 B&w photographs. "John R. Lester describes his work as a reminiscence - after 50 years - of being 19- or 20-something, with wings, in the whirlwind of war. His narrative reflects the innocent optimism, the adventure, and the youthful sense of immortality of the time - from induction through Cadet training to become a pilot. This is a personal odyssey into combat in a Troop Carrier Group of the 5th Air Force, from New Guinea to J a p a n . Troop Carrier, says the author, 'was a different breed of cat'. Although they hauled 'everything imaginable', their primary purpose was to put paratroopers and gliders into combat behind enemy lines and to maintain a conduit of supply fo r co mb at s i tutations, initially using the C-47 Skytrain and then the C-46 Commando." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book is slightly cocked, very light edge wear, small area of surface paper loss o n f ro nt cov er due t o sticker removal. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Megellas, James. ALL THE WAY TO BERLIN: A PARATROOPER AT WAR IN EUROPE.
Presidio/Ballantine, New York, (2003), Ist edition. 
309 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "In October 1943, when most of the 82d (Airborne Division) departed Italy to prepare for the D-Day invasion of France, Lt.-Gen. Mark Clark, the Fifth Army commander, requested that the division's 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, (the author's) outfit, stay behind for a daring new operation that would outflank the Nazis' stubborn defensive lines and open the road to Rome. On 22 January 1944, Megellas and the rest of the 504th landed across the beach at Anzio...In September, Megellas parachuted into Holland along with the rest of the 82d Airborne as part of another star-crossed mission (Operation Market Garden)...Months of hard combat in Holland were followed by the Battle of the Bulge and the long hard road across Germany to Berlin. Megallas was the most decorated officer of the 82d Airborne Division and saw more action during the war than most..." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, and minor edge wrinkling . NF/ VG + 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ALGERIAN INSURRECTION, 1954-62., O'Ballance, Edgar.
10 O'Ballance, Edgar. THE ALGERIAN INSURRECTION, 1954-62.
Faber and Faber, London, (1967), first edition. 
231 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps. "Even today there is widespread misunderstanding of the nature of the long-drawn-out and bitter struggle between the French and the Algerian nationalists. Understandable horror and dism ay at the acts of terrorism and the memory of times such as that when Paris prepared herself for an invasion by French paratroops have made detached judgement difficult. This book provides a lucid and straightforward account of the progres s o f t h e insurrection, while at the same time making clear the reasons, political as well as military, why events followed the pattern they did. (Major O'Ballance is well qualified to)....assess authoritatively the use made by the ALN - the A rm y o f N at io na l Liberation - of 'classic' guerilla strategy and techniques and the effectiveness (which was greater than is often supposed) of such French counter-measures as the Challe Plan. The often bewildering series of events which led to d e G au ll e's re tur n to power, and the background to the European insurrection of 1960 and the Generals' revolt of 1961 are set in perspective. A distinguishing feature of the Algerian revolutionary campaign is that its success depended more th an m ost on pol itic al a dr oitness and a capacity to mobilize world opinion." Previous owners small stamp on front endpapers, two very tiny dints on free front endpaper - migrates into next page, light edge wear, light soiling on top/b ottom of textb lock , wr inkli ng at top/ bot tom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, small chip at top of front hinge, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, light browning to spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - light edge wrinkling elsewh ere. VG-/ G+ 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
11 Plaice, Ellis. With Major Norman McKay. RED BERETS '44. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AIRBORNE FORCES.
London Illustrated London News 1994 Soft Cover Very Good+ Cover art by Bryan Austin. 
114 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). B&w and colour illustrations (photographs, maps, drawings). Contents: Introduction; Landings in Force; The Birth of a Regiment; Seizing the Bridges; Silent Guns; Nightingales have landed (Nurses); Behind Enemy Lines; Power of the Glider; The Lonely War; Paradogs of War; A Jump Too Soon; Arnhem - A Bridge Too Far; A Last Letter (Private Ivor Rowbery); How a VC was won (Lance-Sergeant John Baskeyfield); Cock-up theory; Padres at War; Symbols of Defiance; The Roll of Honour. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ORTONA: CANADA'S EPIC WORLD WAR II BATTLE., Zuehlke, Mark.
12 Zuehlke, Mark. ORTONA: CANADA'S EPIC WORLD WAR II BATTLE.
Toronto Stoddart 1999 0773731989 / 9780773731981 5th Printing. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
443 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "In one blood-soaked, furious week of fighting, from December 20 to December 27, 1943, the 1st Canadian Infantry Division took the town of Ortona, Italy, from elite German paratroopers ordered to hold the medieval port town at all costs. Infantrymen serving in the Loyal Edmonton Regiment and the Seaforth Highlanders, supported by tankers of the Three Rivers Regiment, moved from house to house in hand-to-hand combat amid heavy shelling and wrested the town from the grip of the fierce German defenders. Getting into Ortona had been a battle of its own. Ortona, the pearl of the Adriatic, stands on a promontory impregnable from three sides, with seacliffs on the north and east, and a deep ravine on the west. The Canadian infantrymen, drawn from virtually every corner of Canada, attacked from the south under the command of Major-General Chris Vokes, fighting across narrow gullies, mud-choked vineyards and olive groves, into the narrow streets of Ortona itself. When the vicious battle was over, 2,605 Canadians were dead or wounded. But the town that had become known as 'Little Stalingrad' was now in Allied hands." One tiny corner bump, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, 2" tear with creases (archivally taped) at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 23.00 USD
 


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