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MANUAL OF ELEMENTARY DRILL (ALL ARMS) 1935.
1 MANUAL OF ELEMENTARY DRILL (ALL ARMS) 1935.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1935 Hard Cover Very Good 
viii, 98 pp + 11 plates, 6 3/8" H. Red stiff card covers with black lettering on spine, b&w plates at rear, single folded page "Amendments (No. 1)" laid in. Chapter headings: Squad Drill - General; Squad Drill in Single Rank - Without Arms (Squad Drill with Intervals / Squad Drill in Single Rank); Squad Drill in Two Ranks (Royal Artillery / Royal Engineers, Royal Corps of Signals, Infantry and Royal Army Service Corps / Royal Tank Corps); Drill with Arms (Rifle Exercises / Revolver Exercises / Sword Exercise); Saluting; Guards and Sentries; Drill for Rifle and English Light Infantry Regiments; March Discipline; List of Plates; Definitions. Previous owner's signature on front pastedown and on 'Amendments" sheet, light toning to pages, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, creases on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BEHIND THE GLORY., Barris, Ted.
2 Barris, Ted. BEHIND THE GLORY.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1992 0771591764 / 9780771591761 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
358 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, "When war broke out in September 1939, the Allied air forces had few combat aircraft and even fewer military pilots ready to fight. It was clear that air superiority would determine the outcome of the war, so in December 1939, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada created the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Most of the air crew training took place in Canada. The success of the plan depended on its instructors. At the beginning of the war bush pilots, barnstormers, commercial pilots, crop-dusters, amateur aviators, and First World War veterans were called up to begin the huge task of training. Most of their students went to the front, but some were kept in Canada to instruct the next generation of recruits. At its peak, the plan administered 107 schools and 184 other units at 231 sites across Canada, operated 11,000 aircraft, and employed 104,000 men and women. The BCATP trained 200,000 air crew in less than five years. FDR and Winston Churchill called their work 'the decisive factor' in the war." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JUNO:  CANADIANS AT D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944., Barris, Ted.  Foreword by John Keegan.
3 Barris, Ted. Foreword by John Keegan. JUNO: CANADIANS AT D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944.
Toronto Thomas Allen 2004 0887621333 / 9780887621338 Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
311 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "On June 6, 1944, nearly 15,000 Canadians - at sea, in the air, and on the ground - joined the long-anticipated D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe on the Normandy beaches. The piece of ground on which the Canadian fought so hard against heavily armed and entrenched German troops was code-named 'Juno'. On that day, the Canadians fought their way farther inland than any other Allied troops. For Canada, this was an extraordinary moment of bravery, sacrifice, and coming of age in the nation's history. (This book) tells the story of Juno in the voices of the men who were there - young farmers from Manitoba and Saskatchewan, fresh-faced high-school graduates from Ontario, workers from mines and factories in the Maritimes, and eager recruits from Quebec and Newfoundland. In what might be described as 'Canada's longest day', we join the action hour by hour, minute by minute. We take to the skies with the airmen who flew fighters and bombers over the beaches. We ply the Channel with the sailors who swept the waters of German mines and navigated landing craft to the French coastline. We go in with troops who leapt off those craft into waters bristling with booby-trapped obstacles and raked by machine gun fire to establish a foothold on Juno Beach. Ted Barris has interviewed hundreds of veterans to piece together one of Canada's proudest days, and one of the most significant battles of our time." Minor wrinkle at top of spine; place, date and initials on one preliminary page. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
4 Briant, Keith. FIGHTING WITH THE GUARDS.
Evans, London, (1958), Ist edition. 
224 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "This is the story of the most famous fighting men in the world, the Brigade of Guards, and of their magnificent tradition of discipline and courage (from 1656) ...It includes stories of the V.C.'s won by the Guards during the last war and of the battles they fought; it tells of how recruits from all walks of life are infused with the spirit of a great past and how, after Dunkirk, Guardsmen were for the first time put into tanks and achieved some of their greatest triumphs...In a fascinating chapter the author describes the ceremonial duties of the Household Cavalry and reveals many little-known traditions which help bring colour and pageantry toour national life..." Very small bump to two corners, previous owner's bookplate on back of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few very small chips, tiny perforation on front flap-fold, two small closed tears - taped, light to moderate browning/rubbing to rear panel, small sticker mark on front panel. VG/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ARROW., Dow, James.
5 Dow, James. THE ARROW.
Toronto James Lorimer 1979 0888622811 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
160 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The Arrow (supersonic fighter) appeared on Avro's drawing boards in 1952 and was in the air by 1958. Test flights were a great success, and five aircraft had flown by 1959. Then came the dramatic decision whose rationale was not made public at the time, and which even now seems obscure. The Arrow was cancelled, and everything to do with it, including the planes that had already flown, was broken into scrap. Nothing was to remain. To tell the story of the Arrow, James Dow explores the impressive experience of Canada's aircraft industry, created from virtually nothing during the Second World War by C.D. Howe and recruits from the business world. Avro was put together when the government aircraft companies were sold off at the war's end. Avro's first postwar project was the Jetliner, conceived in 1945 for Air Canada (then TCA). It was very nearly the world's first passenger jet, and was first in the air in August 1949 only days behind Britain's Comet. Avro's military experience came with the CF-100 Canuck fighter, which flew first in 1951. There was even an experimental flying saucer, built for the U.S. armed forces. The Arrow was to be the culmination of this experience and this success." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on front free endpaper; some light toning to endpapers and to edges of text block, very tiny bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, several small tears with creases at top edge, light edge wear, one small edge chip, protectedin a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DRILL IN THREES AND ELEMENTARY DRILL.  REPRODUCED FROM MILITARY TRAINING PAMPHLET, NO. 18, 1939 - MANUAL OF ELEMENTARY DRILL (ALL ARMS), 1935., Edwards, T.J., Major.
6 Edwards, T.J., Major. DRILL IN THREES AND ELEMENTARY DRILL. REPRODUCED FROM MILITARY TRAINING PAMPHLET, NO. 18, 1939 - MANUAL OF ELEMENTARY DRILL (ALL ARMS), 1935.
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1941. 
48 pp, 7 3/16" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations (1 fold-out). Contents: General Instructions for Drilling Recruits; Words of Command; Inspection; Squad Drill Without Arms; Squad Drill With Arms; Platoon Drill; Company Drill. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - previous owners name written in ink on front cover, minor browning on spine and at cover edges. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WAR AND PEACEKEEPING:  FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS., Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J.
7 Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J. WAR AND PEACEKEEPING: FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS.
Key Porter, Toronto, 1991. 
266 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550133551 Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "Canada's military history consists of more than participation in the two world wars. Fro m the Riel Rebellions and the Boer War, to the Korean War, the United Nations peacekeeping missions and the recent Gulf War, Canadians have fought and died on our own frontiers and on distant continents. (This book), a richly documented his t o r y o f Canada's other wars, portrays the gradual evolution of our fighting forces. The raw militia of a young country and the patriotic recruits who marched to Pretoria would, after the crucible of two great wars, develop into seasoned troop s wh o co u ld h o ld the line in the bitter trench battles of the Korean War or maintain the peace in political hotspots such as Cyprus and the Congo. When, at the end of the Second World War, the United Nations established an international army t o kee p the p eac e, Ca nada began to assume a major role as peacekeeper to the world. Today, Canadian men and women continue to serve wherever peace is threatened, in crises requiring not only military expertise but patience and diplomacy. Lavis hl y il lu stra ted wit h p hot ographs, engravings, and paintings drawn from many collections, 'War and Peacekeeping' tells the often neglected story of the 'little' wars which have contributed much to our military tradition." Small soft crease a t b ottom co rner of p ages 245 to e nd of book, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MINT:  A DAY-BOOK OF THE R.A.F. DEPOT BETWEEN AUGUST AND DECEMBER 1922 WITH LATER NOTES., Lawrence, T.E.  Writing as A/c John Hulme Ross.  Introduction by A.W. Lawrence.
8 Lawrence, T.E. Writing as A/c John Hulme Ross. Introduction by A.W. Lawrence. THE MINT: A DAY-BOOK OF THE R.A.F. DEPOT BETWEEN AUGUST AND DECEMBER 1922 WITH LATER NOTES.
Jonathan Cape, London, 1955. 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with blind embossed eagle on front cover, gold lettering on spine, dark green stained top edge) in dust jacket. "When in 1922 T.E. Lawrence enlisted in the ranks of the R.A.F. under the nam e of John Hulme Ross, he was in a strange physical and mental state as the result of his war experiences. Upon the discovery of his identity he was discharged, but was allowed to re-enlist two and a half years later, this time using the nam e S h a w , under which he had meanwhile served in the Tank Corps. From his notes, many times re-written and revised, he constructed 'The Mint' - 'an iron, retangular, abhorrent book', he called it, 'one which no man would willingly read'. It do es no t co rr es p ond to that description. In the main it is a highly subjective account of Lawrence's life in the R.A.F. Though resentfully critical of the treatment to which he and other recruits were subjected, it is not self-pitying. It is oft e n r ob ust ly ent er taining, and the character sketches are brilliant examples of Lawrence's literary skills. He had an acute ear for conversation: in fact, some of the dialogue so faithfully records habitual barrack-room words that it has b een de emed in advi sab le t o r eproduce them in the ordinary edition of the book." Blanks in the text replace the 'offensive' words. Light edge wear, slight fading at bottom of boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at t op of sp ine area, a f ew ti ny c losed tears, light browing at edges and on spine, very light soiling, small color stain on inside of rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
LOOK AT THE ARMY., Lord, Beman.
9 Lord, Beman. LOOK AT THE ARMY.
Henry Z. Walck, New York, 1965, first edition. 
56 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photograph, reproductions, map. "Do you know....how many wars our Army has fought? who Pancho Villa was? what 'Remember the Maine' means? why the Army once used camels? what 'the long gray line' is? (This) is the story of the United States Army, from the first band of men organized under Myles Standish for protection against the Indians, to the men in today's Ordnance Corps working on our satell i t e a n d m i ssile programs. Many men have distinguished themselves in the service of our country - George Washington, Andrew 'Stonewall' Jackson and Douglas MacArthur are only a few of the Army officers described here whose lives have stirred m an y b oy s to dr ea m of glory, and whose careers have been an inspiration to many young recruits. Beman Lord has given us, in text and pictures, the highlights of the history of the United States Army, inlcuding a description of each service wit hin t he Ar my . H is fas cinating account of this unique organizatiion will intrigue Americans of all ages." A few pages with approx. 2" crease at top near gutter - from manufacturing process, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is clipped at fou r co rne rs of f lap s, h as heav y rubbing, several small tears with creases - old tape on inside, moderate edge wrinkling, two small light stains at top of rear flap. Very Good+/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A MATTER FOR THE REGIMENT.  A 'JAMES OGILVIE' NOVEL., MacNeil, Duncan.  (Pseudonym of Philip McCutchan.)
10 MacNeil, Duncan. (Pseudonym of Philip McCutchan.) A MATTER FOR THE REGIMENT. A 'JAMES OGILVIE' NOVEL.
London Hodder and Stoughton 1982 0340283386 / 9780340283387 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Dust jacket illustration by Robert Adams. 
191 pp, 8vo (8" H). The fourteenth, and final book, in the 'James Ogilvie' series. "Captain James Ogilvie led B Company of the Queen's Own Royal Strathspeys, the 114th Highlanders, through the thronged streets of London. It was the diamond jubilee of the Queen Empress, and a day he would always remember with pride, as his company represented the British Army in India. But away on the North West Frontier trouble did not pause for the celebrations of the Raj. The Rajah of Drosh had rebelled, battalion losses were heavy, and Ogilvie was going to have to return to India with a larger than usual draft of raw recruits from the regimental depot at Invermore. Among these was a gentleman ranker, a fugitive from the Guards, who was to find his craving for active service brutally and plentifully fulfilled up the Chitral River and in the sniper fire of the passes between Peshawar and Drosh. Back in cantonments Ogilvie discovers his commanding officer has more on his mind than battalion losses, grievous though they have been. His second in command, the irascible, intemperate Major Lord Brora has gone absent without leave and has been reported consorting with the rebel Rajah - ." A few pages with a very tiny crease a top corner, tiny stain at top of fore-edge of text block, very small remainder mark on bottom of text block,, slight yellowing to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light browning at top edge and on spine, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE FRIENDLY FORCE., Spettigue, Douglas.
11 Spettigue, Douglas. THE FRIENDLY FORCE.
Longmans, Green, Toronto, n.d. 
134 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "...tells the story of one of the world's most famous police forces - the Royal Canadian Mounted Police...The opening chapters tell how, under the name Northwest Mounted Police, the Force was formed in 1873, and describes its stirring exploits in the early days of the West. Mr. Spettigue then takes us to the school at Rockcliffe, where recruits...undergo the rigorous training that will fit them for the strenuous duties to come...We are taken on a tour of the fabulous Identification Branch in Ottawa...We visit laboratories where scrapings of blood, samples of hair, or tiny bits of cloth are examined microscopically to provide evidence that may convict or free a suspec t; where bullets are inspected under the comparison microscope to determine whether they were fired from the same gun; where experts can tell what typewriter was used to produce an incriminating letter...we visit the Mounties on their lonely patrols of the Canadian North - taking a sick Indian to hospital, bringing news and the warmth of human companionship to isolated trappers, or tracking down a criminal across miles of wilderness. Two chapters on the Marine Division tell thrilling tales of the pursuit and capture of smugglers, and of the rescue of ships in distress...The final chapter, 'On Being a Mountie', sums up what it is to be a member of the Force, and contains the inspiring story of the work that the Mounties have voluntarily undertaken in befriending underprivileged youths and helping to combat juvenile delinquency." Very small crease at top corner of approx. pages 20 to 65, small light soiling marki in margin of page 54, scattered tiny foxing marks on top of textbloc k. Dust jacket has large chips, tears - some archivally taped, creases, moderate rubbing on rear panel, now in mylar sleeve. VG/Poor 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE PERSIAN EXPEDITION., Xenophon.  Translated by Rex Warner.
12 Xenophon. Translated by Rex Warner. THE PERSIAN EXPEDITION.
Penguin, Baltimore, Maryland, 1965, book club edition. 
309 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map. "One of history's most remarkable military achievements - the march of the Ten Thousand Greeks - is detailed in this highly readable first-hand account by a dynamic leader. Cool, calculating and brilliant, Xenophon emerges as a fascinating military figure. In (this book) he reveals the character, training and strategy that made the Greek soldier so efficient. In the fourth century B.C. Cyrus the Younger, pretender to the Persian thron e, launched a fierce campaign against his brother the king. With the help of Greek troops, whom he recognized as the best infantrymen in the world, Cyrus believed he could surprise and defeat his brother's vastly superior force and seize the throne . Unfortunately Cyrus' own troops were not as effective as his Greek recruits, and the force as a whole was weak in cavalry. The campaign collapsed, Cyrus himself was killed and the Greeks were stranded in Persia. Surrounded by a hostile and bitt er foe, Xenophon and his fellow leaders faced the incredible task of leading ten thousand men back from Babylon to the Black Sea. The success of the five-month march - one of the most famous in history - was a triumph of discipline and improvisatio n in the face of overwhelming odds. For Xenophon not only managed to lead his men out of Persia but succeeded in keeping the army intact as a fighting force. (This) is both an absorbing tale of adventure and military skill and an unusual story of human character. It also presents a revealing account of the day-to-day life of the common soldier unique in classical writing." Small bump at top of rear board, several tiny/very small stains on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two t iny corner bumps slight edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light wrinkling at top of front flap, several tiny edge tears - some with old tape repair, slight fading to spine color, color offs et on inside of spine/hinges from book. Very Good-Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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