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1 Baigent, Michael and Leigh, Richard. SECRET GERMANY: CLAUS VON STAUFFENBERG AND THE MYSTICAL CRUSADE AGAINST HITLER.
London Penguin 1995 0140247165 / 9780140247169 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
337 pp, mass market paperback. B&w photographs, map, family tree. "In July 1944 a group of conspirators known as Secret Germany attempted to kill Hitler. The mastermind of the conspiracy was Count Claus von Stauffenberg. Who was this charismatic, dashing aristocrat, who was said to be the only man to stare the Fuhrer down? What were the secret teachings that inspired him to the audacious act of assassination? Forty-six serious but failed attempts on Hitler's life in twenty years reflect a strong anti-Nazi movement in Germany. For Stauffenberg, the bomb plot organized by his esoteric circle was more a moral and spiritual necessity than an act of political expediency. Had he succeeded, he might have become the saviour of the national soul. In this remarkable investigation (the authors) explain how Stauffenberg represents a resolution of the conflicting myths of German culture. In his courage and integrity he stands as an atonement for the barbarism of the Third Reich." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SECRET GERMANY: CLAUS VON STAUFFENBERG AND THE MYSTICAL CRUSADE AGAINST HITLER., Baigent, Michael and Leigh, Richard.
2 Baigent, Michael and Leigh, Richard. SECRET GERMANY: CLAUS VON STAUFFENBERG AND THE MYSTICAL CRUSADE AGAINST HITLER.
London Jonathan Cape 1994 0224035258 / 9780224035255 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
337 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "At thirty-seven, Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg, Chief of Staff of the Reich Reserve Army, was a charismatic figure destined for supreme command. The group of conspirators with whom he conceived the plot to kill Hitler in July 1944 was called 'Secret Germany'. That was also the name of the esoteric circle in which Stauffenberg as a young man had been a disciple of the mystic anti-Nazi magus and poet Stefan George. What was it that motivated this extraordinary aristocratic soldier, with the looks of a Hollywood idol, who was said to be only man to stare the Fuhrer down until he averted his eyes? For Stauffenberg the bomb plot was not a political move but a moral and spiritual necessity. After forty-two serious attempts on Hitler's life in the previous twenty years, why did he too fail? Had he succeeded, some say he would have become the de Gaulle of Germany, saviour of the national soul. Even in failure, there can be no doubt of Stauffenberg's heroism. He stands as an atonement for the Third Reich and a resolution of the conflicting myths of German culture. In this remarkable investigation his whole life explains a troubled past to the present generation of Europeans as few have done in recent history." Tiny crease at bottom corner of pages 83 to 100. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny dint on rear hinge, very light rubbing . 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CAMERA IN COLDITZ., Baybutt, Ron.
3 Baybutt, Ron. CAMERA IN COLDITZ.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1982, first edition. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340248238 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Colditz Castle is the Eiger North Wall of World War Two POW camps. It was the ultimate fortress for the bravest and the best, f or the most ingenious, most determined and daredevil spirits who had already effected an exit from lesser establishments of the Third Reich. From Colditz, it was boasted, there could be no escape. The stories of those Allied officers who t o o k u p t he challenge are now well known. But here for the first time a book gathers together a collection of the authentic official German photographs, actually taken on the spot within hours of various foiled escape attempts being discove r ed . S om e ti me s t hey are pictures of the stable door after the horse has fled successfully over the distant border. They were taken between the years 1941 and 1944 by Johannes Lange, a local Colditz town photographer of weddings and christ en ing s, de put ed by th e Thi rd Reich to record what the war's most persistent escapologists were up to....Lange's persistent camera also recorded escape equipment ingeniously devised by the backroom boys, from a compass in a walnut shell to a gl ider wh ich was mer cifu lly sa ved from the ultimate test of the launch pad by the end of the war. The stories are desperate and amazing, funny and tragic by turns, but always exciting. (This book) is also a tribute to the ingenuity and invi ncib ility of the huma n sp irit. " S oft cre ase at top corner of first three leaves, small area of discoloration at top edge of title page and the preceding page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, very light wrin kling at t op o f spi ne an d flap -fold s, v ery l ight rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WORLD WAR II IN PHOTOGRAPHS., Boyle, David.
4 Boyle, David. WORLD WAR II IN PHOTOGRAPHS.
Rebo, Lisse, Netherlands, 1998. 
600 pp, 4to (11 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840530898 "World War II was the most intensively photographed conflict in history. Military and press photographers, propagandists, camera-wielding soldiers and civilians - all took the opportunity to record the tumultuous events of 1939-45. The scenes they captured of mass suffering and individual heroism, of atrocious cruelty and humanitarianism against the odds, of hate and comradeship, misery and hope, remain undiminished in t heir intensity and constitute a vital record of an extraordinary period. (This book) features 900 clearly captioned images selected from a wide variety of sources. Every major theatre of conflict is covered, from the icy seas of the Arctic C i r c l e to the jungles of the South Pacific, from the deserts of North Africa to the steppes of Russia. Throughout, proper historical grounding is given by an informative, indexed commentary summarizing the many complex events of the period. Wi th i ts w ea l th of memorable images, this book provides an unrivalled overview of a time when three-quarters of the globe went to war." Slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; tiny bump at top edge, near spine, of a few pages. Dust jacket has li ght ed ge wri nk ling/creasing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HITLER AND THE ORIGINS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.  THE RALEIGH LECTURE ON HISTORY, BRITISH ACADEMY, 1967., Bullock, Alan.
5 Bullock, Alan. HITLER AND THE ORIGINS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. THE RALEIGH LECTURE ON HISTORY, BRITISH ACADEMY, 1967.
British Academy, London, 1967. 
Paged 257 - 287, 9 11/16" H, stapled in wraps. From the proceedings of the British Academy, Volume LIII. Interior - previous owner's bordered stamp and personal library number on inside of front cover, small ink mark under publication date on titl e page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - hand written title and author's name on spine, light browning to edges of covers, very light soiling, soft crease at top corner of rear cover - migrates slightly i n t o l a s t few pages. Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HITLER'S HENCHMEN., Capelle, Henk van, Dr. and Bovenkamp, Peter van de, Dr.
6 Capelle, Henk van, Dr. and Bovenkamp, Peter van de, Dr. HITLER'S HENCHMEN.
Bison, London, 1990. 
192 pp, folio (14 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0861246209 "Created, ordered and led by Hitler, the state apparatus of Nazi Germany rigorously controlled all aspects of life in the Third Reich from cradle to grave. To maintain his iron grip on the German people through the ministries of his dictatorial government, Hitler surrounded himself with a small clique of fanatical, devoted acolytes. Men such as Heinrich Himmler, the much-feared chief of the Waffen-SS and organiser of t h e Holocaust, and Hermann Goering, the bombastic head of the Luftwaffe, wielded enormous power and held the fate of millions in their corrupt hands. (This book) tells the inside story of the Third Reich, looking at the personalities, roles and ri va lr ies of Hitler's closest associates: Joseph Goebbels, the astute propaganda minister; Joachim von Ribbentrop, the Reich's chief diplomat; Rudolph Hess, Hitler's disgraced deputy; Albert Speer, the manager of the Reich's economy; Baldur von S chi rac h, the fanatic who moulded the thoughts of the youth of Germany; Alfred Rosenberg, the man who created the philosophical framework for the ideology of Nazisim; Martin Bormann, Hitler's enigmatic advisor; and Evan Braun, Hitler's mistress. W ritt en b y ( two) noted Dutch historians, (it) reveals the truth behind the fascade of the Third Reich and is an important contribution to the literature of the Nazi era. Illustrated with 300 photographs, many in colour, this book is a must for an y stu dent of t he rise and fall of the Third Reich and its leaders." Bokk is slightly cocked, has light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has light rubbing, several small edge tears with old tape repairs, light to moderate e dge we ar/wr inkli ng - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny dints on front panel, a few small faint line indentations on rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
7 Chapman, Eddie. Foreword by Frank Owen. THE REAL EDDIE CHAPMAN STORY.
London Tandem Mass Market Paperback Good 
253 pp, 7 1/8" H. c1966. In 1940, safecracker Eddie Chapman offered his services to the German High Command as a spy. His first mission was to blow up the de Havilland works in Hatfield. "What is now revealed for the first time is that Chapman had immediately upon landing made contact with senior officials of the Air Ministry who listened with stunned silence to his story. Shortly after, a German reconnaissance plane which was allowed over to photograph the results of his mssion, reported that the buildings were in ruins and smoke was still rising. At Hatfield, the camouflage experts quietly congratulated themselves on having made it look as though an explosives expert had been at work! Chapman was working for his own country at the risk of his life. Soon after he was shipped back to Germany through Lisbon, where Hitler, grateful for the blow struck against England, awarded him the Iron Cross. For two years, Chapman, behaving like a hero of the Third Reich, spied on the Germans and constantly fed information back to British Intelligence, before being parachuted in for a second time to report on the range of the V-bombs. His true story makes incredible reading." Rear cover advertises the movie "Triple Cross", starring Christopher Plummer as Eddie Chapman and Yul Brynner as Colonel von Grunen. Interior - very light browning to pages, tiny bump to top corner of pages 1 to 75, tiny crease at top vorner of page leaf 167/168, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - spine is lightly cocked, is concave and has two light creases; covers have small soft creases at corners and soft wrinkling; rear cover has very small edge tear with soft crease - archivally taped, small scuff and small faint stain; small tear at bottom of front hinge; very light edge wear/wrinkling; light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO. 25.  MARCH 1996.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Eric Dagnicourt, Jonathan Gawne, Alain Masset, Alain Taugourdeau, Pierre Besnard, Jean-Philippe Morange, Eric Sauvage.)
8 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Eric Dagnicourt, Jonathan Gawne, Alain Masset, Alain Taugourdeau, Pierre Besnard, Jean-Philippe Morange, Eric Sauvage.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO. 25. MARCH 1996. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1996 Soft Cover Very Good 
50 pp, 11 11/16" H stapled in wraps (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, profiles. Contents: U.S. Army Patches of the Pacific Campaign, 1941-1944: Part 2; Stars and Stripes: The U.S. Army's authorized, unofficial newspaper, 1942-1945; The Canadian Expeditionary Corps in France and its badges, 1914-1918: Part 3; Close-Up: Bersaglieri in the 'Italia' Division, Jan. 1945; The French Officer, 1920-1940: Cotton Uniforms for Home Forces and Troops in Africa; T he Bren Carrier and the Universal Carrier; The TENO Officer's Dagger and NCO's Hewer. Interior - several pages after page 32 with a small crease at bottom corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Davis, Brian Leigh. Illustrated by Pierre Turner. GERMAN UNIFORMS OF THE THIRD REICH 1933-1945.
Blandford, Poole, Dorset, (1980). 
224 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color plates depicting 240 figures. "In the twelve years during which the German Third Reich existed, its clothing industry, together with ancillary organizations and a handful of artists an d designers were able to produce an astonishing array of uniforms. Practically every person in Germany who was a member of a military, para-military or civil organization of national importance, no matter what the status, wore a uniform...T h e 2 4 0 f igures shown in this book represent only a modest selection of uniforms from amongst this total. The figures are based on contemporary photographs and the drawings have been executed to a very high degree of accuracy, both in colour a nd d e ta il .. . " Minor edge wear to boards, very tiny faint foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GERMAN UNIFORMS OF THE THIRD REICH, 1933-1945., Davis, Brian Leigh.  Illustrations by Pierre Turner.
10 Davis, Brian Leigh. Illustrations by Pierre Turner. GERMAN UNIFORMS OF THE THIRD REICH, 1933-1945.
Arms and Armour, London, 1997, reprint. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1854094203 "Within the 240 colour figures included in this illustrated guide are uniforms of the fighting and security forces, members of the National Socialist Party and other political groups, and other governing and supervisory officials; the range extends from Adolf Hitler himself to medical personnel, bus conductors and factory guards. The finely detailed colour drawings are complemented by full descriptive captions which, along w i t h t h e author's commentary on the hierarchy and structure of the Party, combine to create an introductory guide to the German administration in the years of the Third Reich. In its new larger format this book, already a proven international be st se l le r, w ill continue to provide excellent reference to historians, modellers, collectors and students of World War Two." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - rmainder mark on top of text block. Very Goo d+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GERMAN AIR FORCE 1933-1945.  PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE WAR HISTORIES., Elmhirst, T.W., Air Vice-Marshal Sir, foreword by.
11 Elmhirst, T.W., Air Vice-Marshal Sir, foreword by. THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GERMAN AIR FORCE 1933-1945. PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE WAR HISTORIES.
Public Record Office, Richmond, 2001. (Reprint of Air Ministry publication of 1948). 
422 pp + map and index, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1903365309 B&w maps, photographs. "(B)rings you an official illustrated history of the Luftwaffe during Hitler's Third Reich, written by the men and women who conducted the intelligence attack against the German Air Force during the war years. Their accounts are based on reliable contemporary German documents that were either captured during the war or subsequently recovered from the Luftwaffe's archive. M a i n f e atures are: Pre-War Policy and Preparations; The German Air Force on the Offensive; The Turn of the Tide (1943-1944); Decline and Fall of the German Air Force. As well as crediting the successes of the German Air Force the volume discu ss es ho w H it ler's obstinacy and Goering's incompetence, together with the German Supreme Command's inability to recognize the necessity for air supremacy, contributed to the Luftwaffe's ultimate failure." Dust jacket has very light rubbing, t iny te a r a nd so ft weinkle at top of rear panel. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
TARGET BERLIN - MISSION 250: 6 MARCH 1944., Ethell, Jeffrey L. and Price, Alfred.
12 Ethell, Jeffrey L. and Price, Alfred. TARGET BERLIN - MISSION 250: 6 MARCH 1944.
Arms and Armour, London, 1989, reprint. 
212 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0853689156 B&w photographs, maps. "On 6 March 1944 the Americans launched their first large-scale raid on Berlin, the heart of Hitler's Reich. The price they paid was high: 69 heavy b ombers and 11 escort fighters failed to return, the highest number in any raid mounted by the 8th Air Force. This is a compellingly readable, skilfully researched, minute-by-minute account of that raid." Light browning to pages and edges of t e x t b lock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning at some edges and on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PITY OF WAR.  EXPLAINING WORLD WAR I., Ferguson, Niall.
13 Ferguson, Niall. THE PITY OF WAR. EXPLAINING WORLD WAR I.
Basic Books, New York, 1999, book club edition. 
563 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, tables, graphs. "More than four million Americans were mobilized in 1917-18, of whom more than 100,000 were killed - double the number who died in Vietnam. This was the fir st, bloody step on the road to globalism which would characterize our foreign policy for the rest of the twentieth century. Even American literature was transformed by the impact of the war on writers like Hemingway and Fitzgerald. Internat i o n a l l y , more than any other event, the First World War made the twentieth century what it was: It toppled the four great empires of the Old World and left a fifth - the British - mortgaged to the hilt. More than nine million men lost their li ve s, y et n on e of its stated objectives were met. Rather, it spawned seven decades of Communist rule in Russia, the rise of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, and the horror of the Holocaust. Now, as the century draws to a close, the time is righ t f or a r adi cal re ass essment of the 'Great War'. In (this book, the author) explodes the myths of 1914-18. He argues that the fatal conflict between Britain and Germany was far from inevitable. It was Britain's declaration of war that needl essl y t urne d a cont inen tal conflict into a world war, and it was Britain's economic mismanagement and military inferiority that necessitated American involvement, forever altering the global balance of power. Ferguson vividly brings back to li fe on e of the semi nal c atast roph es of the century, not through a dry citation of chronological chapter and verse, but through a series of brilliant chapters that answer the key questions: Why did the war start? Why did it continue? And why did it st op? How d id th e Germ ans ma nage to kill more soldiers than they lost but still end up defeated in November 1918? Above all, why did men fight?" Minor rubbing, tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear and minor browni ng o n spin e. Ve ry Good +/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Fromm, Bella. Foreword by Judith Rossner. Introduction by Frederick T. Birchall. BLOOD AND BANQUETS: A BERLIN SOCIAL DIARY.
New York Birch Lane / Carol Publishing 1990 1559720557 / 9781559720557 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
338 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Bella Fromm (a Jewish reporter) wrote a social column for a liberal Berlin newspaper. Attending luncheons, teas and dinners during the 1930's 'Frau Bella' met everybody of importance and gauged accurately what each person counted for in the developing storm. Among the many German leaders she knew wre General von Hindenberg, Franz von Papen, Goebbels, Goering, Himmler, filmaker Leni Riefenstahl and countless other political and social figures. In this secret journal, smuggled out piecemeal before she left Germany, Fromm describes her experiences and conversations with this cast of characters that would soon play shocking roles in Hitler's Third Reich. The gossip, dark secrets and Nazi maneuverings she discovered or intuited - but never reported in her column - appear here with startling immediacy." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges. Dust jacket has light fading to color on rear hinge/spine area. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
15 Green, William. FAMOUS FIGHTERS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. SECOND SERIES.
London Macdonald 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Peter Endsleigh Castle. 
132 pp, 10" H. "(Describes) the deveopment and careers of the last of the fighting biplanes, the little Gloster Gladiator, which carried something of the First World War into that second epic struggle; that indomitable trio of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps fighters, the Wildcat, Hellcat and Corsair, which destroyed the myth of Japanese aerial invincibility founded by the Zero-Sen; the fighter versions of the Junkers Ju 88 whose nocturnal depredations in the R.A.F.'s bomber stream over the Third Reich were so impressive at one period of the War that the abandoning of large-scale night attacks on German targets was seriously considered; the highly manoeuvrable Macchi C.202 Folgore with its beautifully co-ordianted controls - a pilot's aeroplane in every respect; the Japanese Army's equivalent of the Zero-Sen, the Nakamima Ki.43 Hayabusa, and its successor, the Ki.84 Hayate which could out-climb and out-manoeuvre the most advanced versions of the Mustang and Thunderbolt; Heinkel's superlative He 219 night fighter which, but for ministerial muddle and confusion, would have provided the Allies with some serious headaches. These and many other fighters, both successful and unsuccessful, but all 'famous', are surveyed with hundreds of rare photographs, highly detailed full-page tone drawings by Peter Endsleigh Castle, and comparative side views of the many variants of each aircraft by Dennis I. Punnett." Very small bump at top of spine, very small dent/tear on spine near rear hinge, areas of minor browning on endpapers. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small area of delamination at top of front hinge, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PARA!  FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT., Harclerode, Peter.  Foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray.
16 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
 
 
BATTLE OVER THE THIRD REICH: THE AIR WAR OVER GERMANY 1943/1945., Held, Werner.
17 Held, Werner. BATTLE OVER THE THIRD REICH: THE AIR WAR OVER GERMANY 1943/1945.
New Malden Air Research 1990 1871187109 / 9781871187106 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
184 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The Battle for the Third Reich was the longest and most savagely fought air conflict in history. Allied forces embarked upon a programme of bombing which would destroy Hitler's Third Reich. Building by building, city by city, Germany was gradually reduced to rubble and ashes. In the skies over the Third Reich determined and courageous Luftwaffe pilots fought a desperate battle to defend, not only their country, but also their homes and families against an ever increasing number of bombers." Book very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 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.
18 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
 
 
HITLER.  1889-1936: HUBRIS., Kershaw, Ian.
19 Kershaw, Ian. HITLER. 1889-1936: HUBRIS.
W.W. Norton, New York, 1999, book club edition. 
845 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "From his birth in a small Austrian village to his fiery death in a bunker under the Reich chancellery in Berlin, Adolf Hitler left a murky trail, strewn with contradictory tales and overgrown with self-created myths. One truth prevails: the sheer scale of the evils that he unleashed on the world has made him a demonic figure without equal in this century....In an account drawing on many previously untapped so u r c e s - including Joseph Goebbels's diaries, recently discovered in Moscow - Hitler metamorphoses from an obscure fantasist, a 'drummer' sounding an insistent beat of hatred in Munich beer halls, to the instigator of the infamous failed putsch , to t he l e ad ership of a ragtag alliance of right-wing bullies and fanatics whose fusion created the Nazi party - the movement that would enthrall and invigorate a disillusioned people desperate to be rescued from the economic privation of pos tw ar Ger man y. W ith nuanced care, Kershaw assesses the response of ordinary Germans to Hitler the man and to his message of a new dawn for a country hemmed in by old foes, a message shot through with racist fantasies. This volume, the first of tw o, ends wit h t he prom ulgation of the infamous Nuremberg laws that pushed German Jews to the outer fringes of society, and with the march of the German army into the Rhineland - Hitler's first steps toward the abyss of war. Fascinating and d istu rbi ng, r ich w ith ins ight and analysis whose implications remain all too relevant as we near the end of Hitler's century." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, v ery l ight rubbi ng, sc ratc h ac ross bottom of rear panel with two small areas of laminate loss. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
20 Kurtz, Harold. THE SECOND REICH: KAISER WILHELM II AND HIS GERMANY.
Macdonald, London, 1970. 
127 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions. Contents: In a Railway Carriage; Born to a Mission; Inheriting Germany; A Life of his Own; Getting Rid of Bismarck; The Summit of the German Vol cano; Foreign Relations; Downfall and Retirement. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Light damage due to label removal on front cover, book slightly cocked, light creases on spine, very light browning to e d g e s of text block, slight waviness to fore-edge of text block, very light rubbing. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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