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MAP OF WELLINGTON COUNTY INCLUDING NASSAGAWEYA, WATERLOO AND WOOLWICH TPS.  ISUED BY CHAS. L. NELLES, BOOKSELLER, GUELPH - CANADA.
1 MAP OF WELLINGTON COUNTY INCLUDING NASSAGAWEYA, WATERLOO AND WOOLWICH TPS. ISUED BY CHAS. L. NELLES, BOOKSELLER, GUELPH - CANADA.
Toronto The Map Specialty Co. 1910 Very Good F.P. Lloyd. 
Linen-backed paper map in colour - 2' 9" wide by 4' 3" high - Wellington County, Ontario showing townships: Minto, Arthur, West Luther, Maryborough, Peel, Pilkington, Nichol, West Garafraxa, Guelph, Eramosa, Erin & Puslinch, with Woolwich, Waterloo & Nassagaweya (Halton) as at 1910. Schools, Post Offices, Railway Stations, Steam & Electric Railways, County Roads and Concessions are indicated. A 'Statistics' table at top right gives 'Year first settled', 'Acreages assessed', 'Population' and 'Total assessed value' for selected townships/towns/villages. The paper map was printed in sections and mounted on linen to facilitate folding and plain beige card stock was attached to the front & back of the folded map (folded dimensions approx. 5" W x 8 3/4" H). A previous owner has written 'Wellington County' in pencil on one of the cards. Light edge wear and corner wear, light wear at horizontal folds and a few tiny tears in paper, minor to very small areas of map detail are missing at fold intersections, minor browning to paper. Linen is in good condition with scattered soiling and small foxing marks, one or two larger light stains - do not effect map detail. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
2 THE ROYAL MILITARY CALENDAR, OR ARMY SERVICE AND COMMISSION BOOK. 5 VOLUME SET. FACSIMILE OF THE 1820 THIRD EDITION.
Privately Printed in an edition of 100 sets of which this is No.3. 
400 pp, 424 pp, 416 pp, 496 pp, 508 pp, 8vo, hard covers with simulated leather spines (gilt lettering and bands) and biege cloth boards. "CONTAINING THE SERVICES AND PROGRESS OF PROMOTION OF THE GENERALS, LIEUTENANT-GENERALS, MAJOR-GENERALS, COLONELS, LIEU TENANT-COLONELS, AND MAJORS OF THE ARMY, ACCORDING TO SENIORITY: WITH DETAILS OF THE PRINCIPAL MILITARY EVENTS OF THE LAST CENTURY." (The Duke of Wellington accounts for almost half of the first volume.) "This Edition embraces the actual services of above two thousand Officers, and the progress of promotion of 2,872." Index to the set given in Volume V. Minor bumping/soiling to boards, bump to fore edge of textblock of Volume III, causing light creasing to the bottom corner of approx. pages 50-130, pen line and correction on page 459 of index, some very slight darkening to top edges of textblocks. A few pages throughout have tiny/small ink smudges (appear to be result of the manufacturing process). VG+ 
Price: 600.00 USD
 
 
YESTERDAY'S TOWN: WELLINGTON.  A DIARY OF A WEST COUNTRY TOWN IN THE 19th CENTURY., Allen, Gillian.
3 Allen, Gillian. YESTERDAY'S TOWN: WELLINGTON. A DIARY OF A WEST COUNTRY TOWN IN THE 19th CENTURY.
Buckingham Barracuda 1987 0860232921 / 9780860232926 Limited Edition Very Good Very Good 
124 pp, small 4to (10 7/16" H). Number 368 of a limited edition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "(I)t is the detail of the 19th century record which attracts us most; the people who lived in specific houses like the Millers, Langleys and Merediths; the controversy about the three posts outside the White Hart Inn; the shops that changed from bank to fishmonger, from watchmaker to cobbler, from Bell Inn to basketmaker; the man who dug a canal in his garden to employ poor people; the ten-year-old who died when her pinny caught fire; the horse that took nine men to the gallows. Here too is the fire brigade whose captain refused entry to his own team as his cottage blazed away; the riots when a cemetery was proposed; the earliest chapels built and closed; Ann Pain, who stole a bullock's heart on St. Valentine's Day; Mr Marks, who lost 50 Pounds at Wellington Fair; elderly Maria Strippling, sentenced to seven days' labour for pinching threepennorth of hay; and the 4,703 tramps who came to Wellington in 1865. Transport changed the town, when the turnpikes, canal, railway and finally motorcar came. The first car owner was heavily fined; the first acceptable motor hit the Town Hall. Taverns prospered, and there were 75 at one time or another. Thirteen survive. The greatest change of all came with the Great War - 'our old world has gone forever' said the local 'rag'. That world is recreated (here) - in a fluent, fascinating and fact-packed narrative and some 200 pictures, many of them rare, and most unique to this book." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, a few small faint indentations on panels, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA: REVISTA DE CULTURA MILITAR.  NUMERO 14 - 2000., Angel J. Martin Duque; Alfredo Floristan; Javier Donezar Diez de Ulzurrum; Jesus Tanco Lerga; Francisco Castrillo Mazeres; Antonio Mena Calvo; Jose Luis Barrio Moya; Julio Gonzalez Alcalde; Juan Antonio Marrero Cabrera; Carlos Martinez-Valverde; et
4 Angel J. Martin Duque; Alfredo Floristan; Javier Donezar Diez de Ulzurrum; Jesus Tanco Lerga; Francisco Castrillo Mazeres; Antonio Mena Calvo; Jose Luis Barrio Moya; Julio Gonzalez Alcalde; Juan Antonio Marrero Cabrera; Carlos Martinez-Valverde; et MILITARIA: REVISTA DE CULTURA MILITAR. NUMERO 14 - 2000.
Servicio de Publicaciones, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 2000. 
244 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), soft cover. Colour illustrations. SPANISH TEXT. Sumario - Las VI Jornadas de la Asociacion de Amigos de los museos militares, "La Historia de Navarra (El Camino de Santiago)" Programa. Palabras de inauguracion del Excmo. Sr. Presidente del Gobierno de Navarra; Presentacion del Excmo. Sr. Presidente de la Asociacion sobre "La Historia Militar de Navarra. Conferencias: Hechura medieval de Navarra; Integracion y renovacion de un reino. Navarra en la M o n a r q u i a espanola; Los albores de la Edad Contemporeanea en Navarra; El Camino de Santiago en Navarra. Asociacion: La historia del Museo del Ejercito en sus hombres; Decimo aniversario de la Seccion de Musica de la Asociacion. Colaboracion es : la l ib re ri a d el abogado riojano Don Diego de Castroviejo, Relator del Consejo de Guerra durante el reinado de Felipe V; Las dos bombardas de la Condesa de Montijo; La Tizona en Palacio; Sobre la estrategia flexible y elastica de Wellingto n. In flu enc ia en ell a de l Marques de la Romana; Los enfrentamientos belicos con Inglatera y sus gentes (1250-1515); Las festividades asturianas y las celebraciones del Ejercito espanol en Cuba durante el periodo de las guerra independentistas ( 186 8-1 898) . I nte rio r - sm all bump to top corner of approx. first 85 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few soft creases on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo. COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1938-1939. POSTER BOOK.
New York Military Press 1987 0517641771 / 9780517641774 Very Good+ Pierluigi Pinto. 
63 pp, folio (15 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with full and double page 3-view drawings, b&w photographs. Brief histories of each aircraft and technical details. This volume: Bloch MB-152; Potez 631; Morane-Saulnier M.S.406; Liore et Olivier LeO 451; Junkers Ju.87 B-2; Messerschmitt Bf.109 E; Heinkel He.111; PZL P-23; PZL P-37; Dornier Do.17; Fokker G.1; Rogozarsky IK-3; Fiat B.R.20; Fiat C.R.42; Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I; Vickers Wellington; Fairey Battle; Bristol Blenheim; Armstrong Whitworth Whitley; Curtiss P-36; Douglas TBD-1; Mitsubishi G3M. Interior - minor yellowing to edges of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very slight yellowing to edges of covers and on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE: THE BATTLE OF THE HOOK, KOREA 1953., Barker, A.J.
6 Barker, A.J. FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE: THE BATTLE OF THE HOOK, KOREA 1953.
Leo Cooper, London, (1974), first edition. 
170 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850521084 B&w photographs, maps. "The Battle of the Hook was probably the last full-scale infantry battle, fought on traditional lines, that the world will ever see. It was also a classic set-piece example of a battalion in defence and was, in terms of steel, the biggest battle of the Korean War, and the most concentrated confrontation of artillery support and engineering effort since the First World War. In it the Black Watch and t he Duke of Wellington's Regiment defeated and completely routed a fanatical Chinese army who attacked them over a period of some fifteen days with incredible ferocity. The Chinese losses were so great that they never attempted such assaul t s a g a i n . It was a turning point of the Korean War and a triumph of British arms...." Previous owners small name stamp on front endpapers, one page with tiny corner crease, light wrinkle at top of spine, tiny bump to bottom front corner. Du st ja ck et h as m i nor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor browning on inside. VG/VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BEHIND THE GLORY., Barris, Ted.
7 Barris, Ted. BEHIND THE GLORY.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1992 0771591764 / 9780771591761 First Edition 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
 
 
8 Best, Elsdon. THE MAORI AS HE WAS: A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF MAORI LIFE AS IT WAS IN PRE-EUROPEAN DAYS.
R.E. Owen, Wellington, New Zealand, 1952, third impression. 
296 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings. Chapters: Physical and Mental Characteristics; Traditional History; Mythology and Folk-lore; Religious Ideas of the Maori; Social Usages; The Arts of Life (includes: agriculture, woodcraft, textiles, clothing and ornament, habitations, storehouses, villages, pa maori, fishing, art of war, agriculture). Slight cracking to spine in four places - pages firmly held, slight waviness to textblock, light to moderate edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is worn with creases, tears up to 1", old tape repairs, small chips, rubbing, tiny scuffs, and light soiling to rear panel. G+/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 Blakeley, Phyllis R. With a new Preface by C. Bruce Fergusson. GLIMPSES OF HALIFAX.
Belleville, Ontario Mika 1973 0919302645 / 9780919302648 Facsimile Edition. Very Good 
213 pp + Index, 10" H. Facsimile reprint of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia edition,1949. Canadiana Reprint Series No. 53. Medium blue cloth with gold lettering on spine/front board. B&w photographs. Contents: Halifax in 1867; The Army and Navy in Halifax; Business; Visits of Royalty; Public Buildings; Public Utilities; Sports and Other Amusements; The Playgrounds of Halifax; Holidays; Halifax in 1900; Index. Crease at bottom corner of Preface page and Title page, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 GROUP R.A.F.  A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945.  (RAF), Bowyer, Michael J.F.
10 Bowyer, Michael J.F. 2 GROUP R.A.F. A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945. (RAF)
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554254 / 9780947554255 Very Good Good+ 
532 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2' H). B&w photographs, maps. "No. 2 Group was formed in Bomber Command to support the Army. After equipping with Blenheims it specialized in daylight operations. It engaged in the first raid of the war. After taking part in the Norweigan campaign, it was thrown into the struggle to save France. Heavy losses ensued during operations demanding great courage. A hazardous anti-shipping campaign took the Group to Malta. Night intruder operations were made against airfields, and fighter-escorted attacks on Occupied Territory continued until the 1944 Allied landings in France, where support to the invasion was subsequently given and an effective night interdictor campaign carried out. The Group mounted many spectacular operations, particularly when using Mosquitoes. This is indeed a story of immense courage. Based upon records maintained by Royal Air Force Commands, Groups and Squadrons together with personal accounts by those who flew with the Group, the book gives a detailed day-by-day picture of operations, their planning and execution, illustrated with detailed maps. Appendices give plentiful details of the aircraft, the squadrons and the Group's wartime effort." Three small dints on rear board, light rubbing. Dust jacket has three small dints on rear panel, large crease at top corner of rear flap/panel, light edge wrinkling, one tiny closed tear, light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 GROUP R.A.F.  A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945.  (RAF), Bowyer, Michael J.F.
11 Bowyer, Michael J.F. 2 GROUP R.A.F. A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945. (RAF)
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554254 / 9780947554255 Fine Near Fine 
532 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2' H). B&w photographs, maps. "No. 2 Group was formed in Bomber Command to support the Army. After equipping with Blenheims it specialized in daylight operations. It engaged in the first raid of the war. After taking part in the Norweigan campaign, it was thrown into the struggle to save France. Heavy losses ensued during operations demanding great courage. A hazardous anti-shipping campaign took the Group to Malta. Night intruder operations were made against airfields, and fighter-escorted attacks on Occupied Territory continued until the 1944 Allied landings in France, where support to the invasion was subsequently given and an effective night interdictor campaign carried out. The Group mounted many spectacular operations, particularly when using Mosquitoes. This is indeed a story of immense courage. Based upon records maintained by Royal Air Force Commands, Groups and Squadrons together with personal accounts by those who flew with the Group, the book gives a detailed day-by-day picture of operations, their planning and execution, illustrated with detailed maps. Appendices give plentiful details of the aircraft, the squadrons and the Group's wartime effort." Book is Fine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
HISTORIC FORTS OF ONTARIO., Bradford, Robert D.  Foreword by Stephen D. Mecredy.
12 Bradford, Robert D. Foreword by Stephen D. Mecredy. HISTORIC FORTS OF ONTARIO.
Belleville, Ontario Mika 1988 0921341202 / 9780921341208 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
176 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Beautifully illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. Contents: Foreword; Preface; The Heritage; Ontario's First Forts: The Iroquoian Fortified Village; In Search of Souls: Ste-Marie-Among-the-Hurons; The First British Army Fort: Fort Erie; Guardian of the Capital: The Old Fort at York; Canadiens, Nor'Westers and Adventurers: Fort William; Frontier Sentinel: Fort George; The South-West Bastion: Ford Malden; Dockyard Sentry: Fort Frederick; Citadel of Upper Canada: Fort Henry; Guarding the St. Lawrence Life Line: Fort Wellington; Watch on the Niagara: Fort Mississauga; Views of various forts and other military establishments; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Previous owner's name and date on free front endpaper, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, very light rubbing, minor line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
13 Bradford, Robert D. Foreword by Stephen D. Mecredy. HISTORIC FORTS OF ONTARIO.
Belleville, Ontario Mika 1988 0921341202 / 9780921341208 First Edition Near Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Beautifully illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. Contents: Foreword; Preface; The Heritage; Ontario's First Forts: The Iroquoian Fortified Village; In Search of Souls: Ste-Marie-Among-the-Hurons; The First British Army Fort: Fort Erie; Guardian of the Capital: The Old Fort at York; Canadiens, Nor'Westers and Adventurers: Fort William; Frontier Sentinel: Fort George; The South-West Bastion: Ford Malden; Dockyard Sentry: Fort Frederick; Citadel of Upper Canada: Fort Henry; Guarding the St. Lawrence Life Line: Fort Wellington; Watch on the Niagara: Fort Mississauga; Views of various forts and other military establishments; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY.  VOL. LXII, No. 4.  JANUARY, 1936., Capt. N. Skentebery; Maj.-Gen. Sir John Headlam, Major C.G.D. Thrupp, Lt.-Col. R.A.E. Voysey, Lt.-Col. C.O. Head, Maj.-Gen. Sir Richard Bannatine-Allason, Lt.-Col. O.F.G. Hogg, Major J.H. Leslie, et al.
14 Capt. N. Skentebery; Maj.-Gen. Sir John Headlam, Major C.G.D. Thrupp, Lt.-Col. R.A.E. Voysey, Lt.-Col. C.O. Head, Maj.-Gen. Sir Richard Bannatine-Allason, Lt.-Col. O.F.G. Hogg, Major J.H. Leslie, et al. THE JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY. VOL. LXII, No. 4. JANUARY, 1936.
Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich, 1936. 
i-xvi, 403-521 pp, + ads, large 8vo 9 3/4" H, soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions, map. Among the articles in this issue: The Indian Regiment of Artillery; Marching Through Sinai; A Week with the Royal Indian Navy; "Tanks without Tears"; The Future of the Territorial Army; Our Neglect of Wellington; Campaigning in Java - 1812; Meandering in Morocco; Leaves from an African Diary - An Elephant Hunt, etc. Interior - folding map laid in opposite page 482. Exterior - faint stamp on front cover, slight curling to corners, light soiling to edges of text block, tape repair at top of front hinge, small tear and light wear at bottom of spine, top of spine bumped throughout book, crease to top corner of rear cover and approx. last 20 pages, book lightly cocked, minor edge wear - one tiny closed tear. Good reading copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SEVEN AGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY., Carver, Field Marshall Lord.
15 Carver, Field Marshall Lord. THE SEVEN AGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, (1984), Ist ed. 
332 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297783734 B & w photos, illustrations and maps. The story of the British Army from the 17th C, when Britian first had a standing army, up to the time of writing. The seven stages are those of C romwell; Marlborough; Wellington; Wolseley and Roberts; Haig; Montgomery; and Templer. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, very minor edge wear, and minor wrinkling, slight waviness to fore-edge of text bl o c k . V ery Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
16 Castle, John. WELLINGTON.
Wellington A.H. and A.W. Reed 1969 Very Good - Good+ John Castle. 
32 pp, 9 5/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "As John Castle's thoughful, entertaining text makes clear, Wellington is a city dominated and shaped by its environment. Its streets, its commercial centre, its residential areas, all have had to come to terms with the realities of wind and sea and hill. It is a city of contrasts, a city whose character is difficult to catch with brush or pen. But in this book, John Castle has succeeded triumphantly with both. His paintings evoke almost every mood of this often mercurial city, and his text is an informative, often humorous, history. For the Wellington resident this book will bring a pleasing rediscovery of his native city; to the visitor it will be both a delightful introduction and a worthy memento of New Zealand's capital." Several small and tiny dints on bottom edge of boards and one on fore-edge of rear board, three small air bubbles under cloth on rear board, light foxing and browning on top of book, minor browning and soiling. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small closed tear with creases, several tiny chips light rubbing, light browning. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WATERLOO:  BATTLE OF THREE ARMIES., Chalfont, Lord, editor.  (William Seymour, Jacques Champagne, Colonel E. Kaulbach.)
17 Chalfont, Lord, editor. (William Seymour, Jacques Champagne, Colonel E. Kaulbach.) WATERLOO: BATTLE OF THREE ARMIES.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1980, Ist American edition. 
239 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 394511190 123 illustrations - 15 in full color, 9 maps. "To read the account of Waterloo in the history books of England, France and Germany is to read of three utterly different battl es. Each nation has made its own glowing tapestry of martial glory and national heroes out ot this mighty encounter. Can there be a true story of the day when Napoleon, Wellington and Blucher - three of the masters of combat - met on a comp a c t b a t tlefield to decide the fate on an Empire, and when the course of nineteenth-century history was transformed? In this book, from dawn to nightfall on June 18, 1815, hour by hour, sometimes minute by minute, we follow each twist of the a ct io n i n tu rn from: The English point of view (by William Seymour)...The French point of view (by Jacques Champagne)...The German point of view (by Eberhard Kaulbach)...As the action unfolds, each country's writer gives his own view (plus the won der fu ll y imm edi ate voices of his countrymen who survived to write of their experience) of the day that called forth some of the most brilliant tactical maneuvering - and the bloodiest and fiercest fighting - in the history of warfare." Sli ght fadi ng to to p ed ge o f boards, small area of browning at top edge of free endpapers. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has areas of browning on inside surface, large corner crease on front flap, curling at top edge of flaps. Very Good/Ver y Go od- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
18 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Fine Very Good+ 
282 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he communicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, one or two minor shallow dents on rear panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
19 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Fine Near Fine 
282 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he communicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE ENEMY IS LISTENING.  THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE., Clayton, Aileen.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.
20 Clayton, Aileen. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier. THE ENEMY IS LISTENING. THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE.
Crecy 1993 0947554289 / 9780947554286 Very Good+ Very Good- 
381 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "The story is told by Aileen Clayton who was selected to work with the Y-Service, the branch of the RAF responsible for the interception of enemy communications, at the beginning of the war. Known at the time as 'Mike' Morris, she was the first WAAF to be commissioned as an intelligence officer and was the first to be awarded the MBE for her service in this field. Her account of the development of the Y-Service and its activities in the Battle of Britain, in the Western Desert, the Middle East and the Mediterranean is a major contribution to our knowledge of the intelligence aspects of the Second World War. It is also the dramatic and frequently moving story of a very young woman doing often dangerous and increasingly complex work in what was then very much a man's world, and of a body of talented, devoted and courageous men and women whose work frequently took them into front line conditions, whether they were suffering aerial bombardment on the South Coast of England, or advancing with the tanks in the Western Desert, or taking part in the landings at Salerno and Anzio. Because of the secrecy in which their work was shrouded during the war and for years afterwards their contribution to the Allied war effort has gone largely unrecognised. (This) is finally and above all a tribute by a remarkable woman to a tenacious and gifted band of men and women." A line of very small creases on front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on rear flap, rubbing on panels, three timy edge tears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
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