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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
 
 
2 Asquith, Stuart, editor. Foreword by Major General R.W.M. McAfee. REGIMENT: THE MILITARY HERITAGE COLLECTION. ISSUE TWENTY SIX: THE ROYAL TANK REGIMENT 1916-1997.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1997 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H - magazine format. December 1997. "An invaluable source for historians, hobbyists and model makers." Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, reproductions, uniform studies. Contents: The Regiment Today; The Great War; Between the Wars; World War Two; The Post War Years; The Tank Museum. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of pages, small crease at bottom corner of page 5/6, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine, minor edge wear on covers, small soft crease at three corners, large diagonal crease down rear cover, light browning to edges of pages. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HURRICANE AT WAR., Bowyer, Chaz.  Foreword by Group Captain T.P. Gleave.  Dust jacket art by Rex Flood.
3 Bowyer, Chaz. Foreword by Group Captain T.P. Gleave. Dust jacket art by Rex Flood. HURRICANE AT WAR.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1974, first edition. 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711005648 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The Hawker Hurricane has a permanent niche in the annals of military aviation history as the world's first operational eight-gun monoplane fighter and the RAF's first front-line fighter to achieve more than 300mph in level flight. But it has received little credit for its subsequent lion's share of the defence of the United Kingdom during the 1940 Battle of Britain, and its later serv ice in a score of fighting roles across every theatre of operations during the 1939-45 war. In this book the author sets out to redress this omission in due recognition of the Hurricane's magnificent record. With a collation of authentic, firs t - h a nd impressions and experiences by the men who flew and serviced the Hurricane, backed by a unique collection of specially selected photographs, many from private sources, he has recreated the genuine atmosphere of Hurricane operations. This a ma lg am of text and photographs traces the story of the Hurricane and its crews from the first prototype and pre-1939 service to France 1940; through the Battle of Britain; in the frozen wastes of North Russia; over beleagured Malta; across Sic ily an d G ree ce and as far afield as the Burmese jungle. There are pilots' accounts of low-level bombing sorties covering the disastrous Dieppe invasion, a personal story by the only fighter pilot of World War II to be awarded the Victoria Cross , an d pi ctor ial sections illustrating the armament, markings and, especially, the men who knew the Hurricane best - the crews." Multiple creases at bottom of pages 27 thru 40. very small crease/bump at top corner of pages 83 thru 102, light wrin kling at t op/bo ttom of spine, one tiny corner bump, small shallow bump and a tiny scuff at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light rubbing, areas of light wrinkling at top edge. Very Good-/ Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
F/A-18 HORNET., Braybrook, Roy.
4 Braybrook, Roy. F/A-18 HORNET.
Osprey, London, 1991, first edition. 
128 pp, 11 7/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1855321513 Profuesly illustrated with colour photographs. "The 'son' of the Northrop YF-17 Cobra, the Hornet grew both in weight and capability after being ordered by the Navy to replace the vene rable Vought A-7 Corsair II. Now an integral part of the modern carrier air wing, the F/A-18 has dramatically increased the capabilities of fighter and attack squadrons already embarked aboard the Navy's 15-strong carrier fleet. Not all Hornet s s p otted in American skies are Navy property though, the 'flying leathernecks' of the US Marine Corps having received their first F/A-18s at virtually the same time as the 'blue water' force. Over a dozen USMC squadrons are now equipped with th e v er sa tile Hornet. Travelling further afield, Canada, Australia, Spain and South Korea have all chosen the F/A-18 to fulfill the fighter/attack requirements of their respective air forces past the year 2000. (This book) takes you aboard ship w it h a f ron tline Navy squadron as they patrol the barren expanses of the Atlantic, or takes you on a scrub skimming attack sortie over the parched wastelands of the 'outback' with the Royal Australian Air Force." Book slightly cocked, very light edg e wear , sm all faint erasure mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.00 USD
 
 
[4 WWII HOME GUARD-RELATED ITEMS].  HOME GUARD: A HANDBOOK FOR THE L.D.V.  With: SPOT THEM IN THE AIR! and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 4 - ENGINEERS and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 5 - RECONAISSANCE UNITS., Brophy, John, et al.
5 Brophy, John, et al. [4 WWII HOME GUARD-RELATED ITEMS]. HOME GUARD: A HANDBOOK FOR THE L.D.V. With: SPOT THEM IN THE AIR! and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 4 - ENGINEERS and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 5 - RECONAISSANCE UNITS.
London Hodder & Stoughton / Daily Mirror / General Staff, War Office 1940 Soft Cover Good 
1. Home Guard: A Handbook for the L.D.V. (Local Defence Volunteers) - 126 pp, 5 1/4" H. September 1940 - reprint in same month as first printing. Red/orange cloth with black and gray lettering. Contents: Author's Foreword; What the Job Is; Resisting the Invader; The Watch of the Skies; Defence Works and Anti-Tank Warfare; The Arms of the L.D.V.; The Use of the Rifle; The Last Word. 2. Spot Them in the Air! - 32 pp, staples in wraps, 8 3/8" H, published by the Daily Mirror, n.d. B&w photographs and three-view silhouettes of British and German aircraft with short descriptions. 3. Popular Guide to the German Army No. 4 - Engineers - 8 pp formed from a single folded sheet - folded size 9 5/8" H x 7 3/6" W - prepared by the General Staff, War Office, July 1941. B&w diagrams, double page drawing. Includes sections on River Crossings and Booby Traps. 4. Popular Guide to the German Army No. 5 - Reconaissance Units (Recce Units) - format as above - 9 13/16" H x 7 1/2" W - November 1941. B&w organization charts, double page drawing. Both these guides have the following printed on the front page "Not to be published. The information given in this document is not to be communicated, either directly or indirectly, to the Press or to any person not holding an official position in His Majesty's Service." Home Guard: A Handbook for the L.D.V. Interior - previous owner's pencilled notes on illustration page 96, most pages have some soft wrinkling at the fore-edge otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear - mainly on spine, corner crease on front cover, very light soiling on rear cover, wrinkling/creasing on spine, darkening/soiling to edges of text block. Spot Them in the Air. Interior - very small crease and some foxing at top corner of first page. Exterior - area of foxing marks at top corner of front cover, light wear on spine, very light browning and light soiling on rear cover. Popular Guides No 4 & No 5 have 1/4 fold creases, minor browning, light to moderate wrinkling, No 5 has a 2" fold tear archivally taped and several tiny holes at fold intersections. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 18.  LA BATAILLE DE STALINGRAD (I) DE MOSCOU A STALINGRAD., Buffetaut, Yves.
6 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 18. LA BATAILLE DE STALINGRAD (I) DE MOSCOU A STALINGRAD.
Paris Histoire & Collections 1995 Soft Cover Very Good+ Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. Christophe Camilotte, cartographie. 
82 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, colour illustrations (tanks, jeeps, aircraft, etc.), maps/battle plans. Chapter headings: La contre-offensive Russe dans le secteur sud; Les preparatifs de la Wehrmacht; Le plan Allemand; Operation Blau; Vers le Caucase; L'avance sur Stalingrad. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a tiny scuff at the bottom edge of the rear cover and a very small crease at the bottom corner of the rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 27.  1942-1943: UN HIVER DE FLAMMES (1) OBJECTIF KHARKOV!, Buffetaut, Yves.
7 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 27. 1942-1943: UN HIVER DE FLAMMES (1) OBJECTIF KHARKOV!
Paris Histoire & Collections 1997 Soft Cover Near Fine Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. Morgan Gillard et Jean-Marie Mongin, cartographie et infographies. 
82 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, colour illustrations (tanks, aircraft). Chapter headings: Le marchal Manstein pourra-t-il sauver le front?; L'armee rouge attaque a outrance; Staline pense liberer l'Ukraine; Manstein contre-attaque et gagne. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 45.  LE DEBARQUEMENT A ANZIO, 1944:  OPERATION SHINGLE., Buffetaut, Yves.
8 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 45. LE DEBARQUEMENT A ANZIO, 1944: OPERATION SHINGLE.
Paris Histoire & Collections 2000 Soft Cover Near Fine Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. Infographies de Thibault Panfil. 
81 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, colour illustrations (tanks, aircraft, trucks, landing craft, etc.). Chapter headings: Anzio, un Debordement par la Mer; 22 Janvier 1944: le Debarquement a Anzio; Les Debuts de l'Enlisement Allie; Les Contre-Offensives; Allemandes; Le Front Allie Resiste a Anzio. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH AND AMERICAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR II:  THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRITISH, AMERICAN AND COMMONWEALTH TANKS, GUN MOTOR CARRIAGES AND SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES, 1939-1945., Chamberlain, Peter and Ellis, Chris.
9 Chamberlain, Peter and Ellis, Chris. BRITISH AND AMERICAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR II: THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRITISH, AMERICAN AND COMMONWEALTH TANKS, GUN MOTOR CARRIAGES AND SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES, 1939-1945.
Arco, New York, 1975, second U.S. edition. 
222 pp, 4to (11 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0668018674 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "(T)he first comprehensive reference book devoted to the history and development of the tanks used by the Allied nations, w ith the exception of Russia, during the years 1939-1945. It not only gives a detailed history of each type, but also provides full pictorial coverage of the many variants, sometimes running into dozens, which were produced on each chassis. W i t h a very few minor and insignificant exceptions every tank type produced in Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand is fully written up - more than 2,000 vehicles in all. There are over 500 photographs, many of them v e ry r ar e a nd never previously published. In addition to the text and the photographs that describe each vehicle, concise specifications are given. In the appendices will be found pictures, brief histories and specifications of the principal t a nk gun s, en gi nes and suspension systems used on the tanks of the United Kingdom and the United States of the period 1939-1945. There is also an appendix containing scale drawings of the principal tank types; this gives a ready comparison o f t he si zes of the di ffer e nt models." Faint cigarette odor, very light browning to pages, light browning and slight waviness to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling and edge wear, a fe w t iny tear s, one 1/2" clos ed tear, minor rubbing, light to moderate browning to some edges. Very Good/Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
MACHINE GUNS.  WORLD WAR 2 FACT FILES., Chamberlain, Peter and Gander, Terry.
10 Chamberlain, Peter and Gander, Terry. MACHINE GUNS. WORLD WAR 2 FACT FILES.
Arco, New York, 1974. 
64 pp, 10 3/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0668036087 Profusely illustrated in b&w. "Some military writers have described the machine gun as 'the supreme infantry weapon' and during World War 2 it certainly maintained its tactical role inherited from the battlefields of World War 1. Its importance to all the combatant armies cannot be over-estimated as it played the part of prime fire-power source of all the infantry units of every combatant. This Fact File sets out to describe the mach i n e g u n s u sed by all the warring nations involved in World War 2. Each machine gun is described and illustrated along with its data. All the machine guns used are mentioned including World War 1 veterans such as the German MG08 and the Bri ti sh . 3 03 " Vi ck e rs , and going right up to the famous German MG42. The coverage includes such items as the Indian Army's Vickers-Berthier, the Japanese Nambu series, the Russian M1910, and the Czech ZB26. Also included are the numerous lig ht mac hin e gun s suc h a s the Bren and American Johnson. The largest calibre covered is 15 mm with heavier guns being covered in other Fact Files." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight wi th no o ther o wner sh ip m arks . Ext erior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one small corner crease, some light delamination on front hinge. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MILITARY VEHICLES OF WORLD WAR 2., Church, John.
11 Church, John. MILITARY VEHICLES OF WORLD WAR 2.
Crescent, New York, (1985). 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 125 b&w photos and 30 pages of color photos. Contents: Research and Development - Production; German Production; Waterproofing and Wadeproofing; Airportability; Cold Weather Operations. Special Purpose Vehicles - Recovery; Tank Transporters; Machinery or Mobile Workshops; Amphibians; Gun Tractors; Ambulances and Associated Medical Vehicles; Communication Vehicles; Bridging Vehicles; Miscellaneous Specialist Vehicles. Load Carrying Vehicles. Operations. Christmas insription and faint pencil erasure marks on free front endpaper, light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small, light line indentations on panels, minor rubbing. VG /V G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Cockman, F.G. BRITISH RAILWAYS' STEAM LOCOMOTIVES. HISTORY IN CAMERA.
Shire, Princes Risborough, Aylesbury, 1980. 
80 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0852635311 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "When Britain's railways were nationalised in 1948 more than nineteen thousand steam locomotives were taken over from the private companies, and the manufact ure of steam locomotives continued until 1960. Thereafter they were rapidly replaced by diesels and electrics, and in 1968 steam haulage on British Railways ended. This book describes the principal classes of steam locomotives working ac t i v e l y i n Britain between 1948 and 1968, with emphasis on those types of which examples have been preserved. The author discusses the engines under the headings express, mixed traffic, tank and freight locomotives, comparing designs inherit ed f ro m th e G WR , L MSR, LNER and SR with the subsequent BR Standard classes. There is a useful list of locomotives that have been preserved telling where each can be seen, and there are many photographs of the engines at work." Interior - pr evi ous ow ne r's s ma ll st am p on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases at bottom corner of front cover, light edge wear. light rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
13 Culver, Bruce. Illustrated by Don Greer. PzKpfw IV IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL ARMOR NUMBER TWELVE.
Squadron/Signal, (Carrollton,Texas, 1975). 
50 pp, oblong 8vo, stapled in wraps. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, technical drawings/profiles, color plates. Details the development, armament, markings, etc. of this German World War II tank. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing - mainly on rear cover, a few ting stains on front cover, light browning on spine. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 DeFelice, Jim. THE RANGERS AT DIEPPE: THE FIRST COMBAT ACTION OF U.S. RANGERS IN WORLD WAR II.
New York Berkley Caliber 2008 0425219216 / 9780425219218 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good 
300 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "On August 19, 1942, a combined Allied force, including fifty elite American soldiers, hit the beaches of northern France. What followed was one of the greatest debacles of World War II, with thousands of Allied personnel killed or captured. Here is the story of that little-known raid, of the courageous men who fought and died on that hopeless mission - and the baptism of fire of what would become the U.S. Army Rangers." Previous owner's name, place and date in large ink print on front free endpaper; front board slightly curled, several tiny dents to edges of boards, remainder mark on top of text block, tiny bump at bottom of front hinge. Dust jackat has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Douglas, Tom. D-DAY: CANADIAN HEROES OF THE FAMOUS WORLD WAR II INVASION. TRUE CANADIAN AMAZING STORIES SERIES.
Canmore, Alberta Altitude 2004 1551537958 / 9781551537955 5th Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 
144 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w map, photographs. "On June 6, 1944, a daring and ambitious invasion of Europe changed the course of World War II, eventually leading to the surrender of Nazi Germany. During the night, through storms and high seas, the Allied forces swept towards the beaches of Normandy in France. This is the story of the bravery, the heroism, and the sheer dumb luck of the more than 14,000 Canadians who played a crucial role in that incredible event. Contents: Prologue; War - Again; Dry Run Or Strategic Blunder?; Preparing for Overlord; D-Day: The Normandy Invasion; H-Hour For Canada; The Germans Counterattack; The Bitter Battle For Caen; The End of the Beginning; Getting Away With Murder; Appendices: Allied Military Leaders; Glossary of Military Terms; Canadian Weaponry; Bibliography. Interior - very tiny crease at bottom corner of approx. first 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom corner of front cover, faint crease on spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THROUGH GERMAN EYES: THE BRITISH AND THE SOMME 1916., Duffy, Christopher.
16 Duffy, Christopher. THROUGH GERMAN EYES: THE BRITISH AND THE SOMME 1916.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2006 0297846892 / 9780297846895 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
383 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. ""The Battle of the Somme has an enduring legacy, the image of 'lions led by donkeys' established by Alan Clark; of brave British soldiers sent to their deaths by incompetent generals. but, as Duffy reveals in this groundbreaking study, this was never the German view; indeed, the Germans had great respect for the British forces. The evidence for this is both copious and unfamiliar, discovered in archived official papers, histories, memoirs and letters, and most revealingly of all in the results of the interrogation of British prisoners of war. The picture that emerges is a far cry from 'Blackadder'. The questioning by German intelligence officers was more systematic and detailed than that employed by their British counterparts. It was also more open-ended, encouraging those captured to speak freely and at length whilst still in shock from combat and capture. Their recollections are of unique interest because of their immediacy, separated from the event by a matter of hours or a few days at most, rather than being contaminated by the passing of time and outside opinion. This is not another of the number of comprehensive histories of the Battle of the Somme. Instead it looks at aspects of the battle from the German point of view, showing in particular the Germans' perception of the British performance and mentality in the course of that long struggle. From the German point of view, the battle was a disaster. And the fact that every British soldier taken prisoner still believed Britian would win the war gave German intelligence teams a fair indication that their empire would go down to defeat." Minor cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock, faint thumb print at fore-edge of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
17 Duncan, N.W., Major-General. PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I AND II. AFV 15.
Windsor Profile Publications Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
Unpaginated (approx. 24 pp.), 9 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 4 pages of color illustrations including divisional signs. Contents: Panzerkampfwagen I and II; Landwirtschaftlicher Schlepper (La S ); PZ KPFW IA (SD KFZ 101); PZ KPFW IB (SD KFZ 101); Kleiner Panzer Befehlswagen (SD KFZ 265); PZ KPFW IC (VK 601); VK 1801 (PZ KPFW ID); PZ KPFW II - The First Models; PZ KPFW II A, B and C; PZ KPFW II D and E; Flammpanzer II (SDKFZ 122); PZ KPFW II F; PZ KPFW II L (SDKFZ 123) "Luchs" (Lynx); Leopard (VK 1602); PZ KPFW II - Amphibious; PZ KPFW I and II in Other Roles; Wespe; The Panzer Divisions (by Duncan Crow); Table of Tank Details - Pz Kpfw I and II. Interior - previous owners small stamp on inside of front cover with slight offset on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft bump at top of spine area, very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 103.  FEBRUARY 1990.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed. (Francois Prins, Alan Curry, Dave Graham, Ken Wixey, Dave SMith.)
18 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Francois Prins, Alan Curry, Dave Graham, Ken Wixey, Dave SMith.) FLYPAST. NO. 103. FEBRUARY 1990. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1990. 
62 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Battles for France (Fairey Battle units before Dunkirk); Provost Pair; Heron Phase-Out (Navy retires DH Heron 'bar ges'); Hawker Typhoon (Camm's fighter turned tank-buster); News (B-17 crash report, Vampire is reborn); Register Review (France); Preservation Project ('Killer Cat'); Type Report (Mustang); Flying-boats of the RAF (Supermarine); American C l a s s i c s ( S tinson Trimotors); Airfield (Burnaston); Preservation News Album (Chino); FlyPost (Hurricane background, TSR.2 hulks), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, very li gh t we ar a t t op /b ottom of spine, very light rubbing and date stamp on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TANKS AND TRENCHES:  FIRST HAND ACCOUNTS OF TANK WARFARE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Fletcher, David, editor.
19 Fletcher, David, editor. TANKS AND TRENCHES: FIRST HAND ACCOUNTS OF TANK WARFARE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Grange, London, 1996, reprint. 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1856279065 B&w photographs. "These echoes from the early days of tank warfare give an idea of the crucial role that tanks played in breaking the murderous stalemate on the Western Fron t. This influence was acknowledged by friend and foe alike and, while not decisive, it certainly hastened the end of that dreadful conflict, saving thousands of Allied lives and ushering in a new era of mechanised warfare. (The editor) d r a w s h i s m aterial exclusively from the archives of the world famous Tank Museum at Bovington Camp, Dorset. His linking narrative guides us through the war, battle by battle, from 15 September 1916 to the Armistice, using firsthand accounts of t he t a nk a ct i on s, extracts from unit war diaries and other primary sources. Many of these accounts are previously unpublished or have had limited circulation, providing us with a fresh and vivid insight into the early days of tank warf are . A w eal th of or igi na l p hotographs showing the tanks and their crews both in action and at rest support these vivid accounts. Their relevance is further enhanced by a selection of contemporary aerial reconnaissance photographs revealing the t opog raph y o f th e la ndsc ape ove r which many of the battles were fought." Book lightly cracked at pages 116/117 and slightly at pages 52/53. Very Good/Fine 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD., Forty, George.
20 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
 
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