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AVIATION ORDNANCEMAN 3 & 2.  NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND RATE TRAINING MANUAL.  NAVEDTRA 10345-D
1 AVIATION ORDNANCEMAN 3 & 2. NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND RATE TRAINING MANUAL. NAVEDTRA 10345-D
Washington Naval Education and Training Support Command 1976 Soft Cover Very Good 
728 pp, 10 1/4" H. 1976 Edition. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings/diagrams, photographs. Chapter headings: Aviation Ordnanceman rating; Elementary physics; Publication; Corrosion control, lubrication, and preservation; Handtools and aircraft hardware; Small arms; Explosives and ammunition; Ammunition stowage, handling, and shipping; Ammunition handling equipment; Pyrotechnics; Aircraft rockets and JATO; Aircraft bombs and accessories; Bomb fuzes; Air-launched guided missiles and weapons; Underwater and nuclear weapons; 20-mm aircraft guns and accessories; 20-mm belting and loading equipment; Aerial targets and associated equipment; Noncomputing sights; Suspension, arming, and releasing equipment; ASW weapons systems; Fighter/attack weapons systems; Aircraft loading and arming; Security; Appendices: Symbols; Glossary; English and metric system units of measurement - common equivalents and conversions; Index. Interior - light wrinkling at fore-edge of first few pages, stock number and price written in red ink on page 1, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - a little more at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at fore-edge of front cover, some cover colour offset on fore-edge of text block, soft line indentation on front cover. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
FLASH GORDON.  BOOK ONE: MASSACRE IN THE 22nd CENTURY.  BOOK TWO: WAR OF THE CITADELS.  BOOK THREE: CRISIS ON CITADEL II.  BOOK FOUR: FORCES FROM THE FEDERATION.  BOOK SIX: CITADELS ON EARTH.  5 BOOK PARTIAL SET., (Hagberg, David.)
2 (Hagberg, David.) FLASH GORDON. BOOK ONE: MASSACRE IN THE 22nd CENTURY. BOOK TWO: WAR OF THE CITADELS. BOOK THREE: CRISIS ON CITADEL II. BOOK FOUR: FORCES FROM THE FEDERATION. BOOK SIX: CITADELS ON EARTH. 5 BOOK PARTIAL SET.
New York Tempo / Grosset & Dunlap Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Boris Vallejo cover art. 
Books 1,2,3,4 & 6 of this Flash Gordon series. 6 3/4" H. **Lacks Book 5: Citadels Under Attack.** Book One: Massacre in the 22nd Century - 202 pp, 1980, ISBN 0448129639 - "Sent on a mission to investigate the mysterious reappearance of the Interstellar Exploration ship GOODHOPE, Colonel Flash Gordon and his companions, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov discover much more than they had bargained for. Stranded in deep space, the trio find themselves drawn against their will into a war of the worlds which has lasted thousands of years - and which threatens the very existence of the planet Earth." Book Two: War of the Citadels - 203 pp, 1980, ISBN 0448172151 - "Sent on a rescue mission by the leaders of planet Earth, Flash Gordon and his companions find themselves involved in an intricate war plan which threatens the existence of the entire universe. Each step they take propels them further into the complex plots and counterplots of two warring worlds." Book Three: Crisis on Citadel II - 197 pp, 1980, ISBN 0448172313 - "Stranded in deep space, Colonel Flash Gordon and his companions discover themselves in the middle of a centuries-old battle for supremacy over the universe. Manipulated by a war-crazed android and unsure of who is friend and who is foe, they must struggle to find a way to stop the bloodshed before all life - including that on their home planet, Earth - is annihilated." Book Four: Forces From the Federation - 210 pp, 1981, ISBN 044817233X - "Returning home to earth after discovering an alien race of warriors who are bent on taking over the world, Flash Gordon and his companions find themselves caught in a web of intrigue. Declared outlaws by the very people they had come to warn, they must find a way to protect the earth from its destroyers and to survive." Book Six: Citadels on Earth - 200 pp, 1981, ISBN 0448172542 - "An ancient civilization, whose primary object is the making of war, descends upon the planet earth. In order to save his home from total destruction, Flash Gordon returns to earth only find himself arrested for murder - and treason. As the people of his planet divide into factions, Flash must maneuver to save the earth from total destruction." Interiors - light toning to pages and inside of covers, books One and Two have a fre small and tiny corner creases, book Tgree has a very small light stain on inside of front cover and on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - light toning to edges of text blocks, light edge wear, books Four and Six have slight lean to spine, three books have very light spine creases, two books have one or two creases on front cover some very light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BOMBER COMMAND / COSTAL COMMAND / FLEET AIR ARM / ARK ROYAL / ATLANTIC BRIDGE - 5 ITEMS., Air Ministry / Admiralty.
3 Air Ministry / Admiralty. BOMBER COMMAND / COSTAL COMMAND / FLEET AIR ARM / ARK ROYAL / ATLANTIC BRIDGE - 5 ITEMS.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
Five World War II publications issued for the Air Ministry and the Admiralty by the Ministry of Information between 1941 and 1945, 9" H. 1. Bomber Command: The Air Ministry Account of Bomber Command's Offensive Against the Axis September, 1939 - July, 1941 - 128 pp, 1941, b&w photographs (including aerial), maps - Contents: War Telegram; Captains and Crews; First Blood: Attacks on the German Fleet; White Bombs: The Leaflet Raids; Campaign Against Odds: Norway; Western Front: The Battle of Flanders; Long Distance Attack: Italy; Mining the Enemy's Coast; Why the Invasion Armada Never Sailed; Day Offensive in the North Sea; The Battle of the Atlantic; The Mind that Plans: Operations Control; The Crew that Strikes: Night Raid; The Attack on Nazi Industry; The Damage in Germany; One Thing is Certain. 2. Coastal Command: The Air Ministry's Account of the Part Played by Coastal Command in the Battle of the Seas, 1939-1942 - 143 pp, 1943, b&w photographs (including aerial), maps - Contents: "It's the 'Bismarck'!"; Plot of Operations; The Men and the Aircraft; Flying Start: September 1939; The Fight for Norway; Heinkel-haunted Skies: the Attack on the West; Seeking the Raider in his Lair; Ten Million Miles of Sea; Ocean Rendezvous; The Attack on the U-Boats; The Big Bad Wulf; Rescue Missions and Secret Missions; Blockade by Mine and Bomb; Torpedoes Running Strongly; Their Spirit is Serene. 3. Fleet Air Arm - 127 pp, 1943, b&w photographs (including aerial), maps - Contents: The Swordfish Strike in Bomba Bay; Afirfields Afloat: The Carriers; The Aircraft of the Fleet; When a Sailor Learns to Fly; "Those in Whose Work They Trust"; Frigates of the Air; Spotting for the Fleet; The Triumph at Taranto; Find, Fix and Strike; "We Will Go Up and Fight"; Roof Over the Convoy; Long Odds: From Dunkirk to Crete; Desert Squadrons; In Support of the Army: Norway to Madagascar; The Shape of Things to Come: North Africa; In the Great Company of the Navy. 4. Ark Royal - 63 pp, 1942, b&w photographs, map - Contents: "Where is the Ark Royal?"; The Building of the Ark; The Ark Goes to War; Ocean Search: The Hunt for the Graf Spee; Norway: At Grips with the Luftwaffe; "This Melancholy Action"; The Long Arm of Force H; "The Convoy Must Go Through"; The Hazard That Beat the Bismark; The Spirit of the Ark. 5. Atlantic Bridge - 75 pp, 1945, b&w photographs, map endpapers - Contents: Overture and Beginners; First to Go: The Hudsons; The Crossing of the Catalinas; The Ferry Service Grows; Over the Top of the World; A Search Party Went Out; The Spans of the Flying Bridge; "Round the Parish": a North Atlantic Tour; A Great Black Rock in the Arctic; Records of the Northern Route; Cargoes and Supercargoes; A Dispatch for Mr. Churchill; Three Thousand Miles to Africa; "Up the Line": Middle East Supply Routes. Interiors - clean and tight, ArkRoyal has small soft creasesa top/bottom corners of first twenty pages. Exteriors - Bomber Command: light lean to spine, light edge wear - a little more on spine, light curl to front corners which migrates into pages, wrinkling on spine. Coastal Command: ight lean to spine, light edge wear - a little more on spine, light small curl to front corners which migrates into adjacent pages, moderate wrinkling on spine and hinges, several small foxing marks on spine. Fleet Air Arm: very small cut at top of rear hinge - migrates into adjacent pages. Ark Royal: very light wear at top/bottom of spine. Atlantic Bridge: very light wear on spine, minor soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC., Arner, Frederick B., commentary.  (William H. Armstrong.)  Foreword by Charles T. Joyce.
4 Arner, Frederick B., commentary. (William H. Armstrong.) Foreword by Charles T. Joyce. RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
Rockbridge, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1999, first edition. 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1883522153 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Regarded as anonymously written fiction when it was originally published in 1864, this rollicking story of the way it was in the Union 's Army of the Potomac is a thinly disguised tale of truth. It is, in fact, a scathing attack on the character and military ability of Gen. Andrew Atkinson Humphreys. The author, Lt. Col. William H. Armstrong of the 129th Pennyslvania Voluntee r I n fantry, risked a libel action to send his message, yet he recognized that abuses within the system could not be addressed without first being exposed. The tale also includes a vivid, firsthand description of the brutal history of the 129th a nd th e Tyler Brigade and poignant stories of its men - Frederick B Arner's perceptive and comprehensive commentary identifies the main players and units and taps primary sources that support Armstrong's point of view - A masterpiece of historic sl eut h ing a nd disciplined research, this volume may change the way some historians view General Humphreys." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing on rear panel. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Bailey, Hilary. CASSANDRA, PRINCESS OF TROY.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1993), Ist edition. 
325 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Cassandra, having lived quietly on a farm for twenty years, begins to write her reminiscences of the past. It is a "tragic story, taken from one of the oldest and most famous tales ever told - the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. It begins with Helen's flight, with Paris of Troy, from her husband. It tells of how a Greek army crossed the sea to attack Troy and bring back Helen, of the fall of Troy and its terrible aftermath. In this wonderfully vivid historical novel the author imagines Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess, did not die as in the legend, but lived on in hiding for many years. As she begins to write, Cassandra believes she is free to tell her story, but it is not so - there are still secrets to be uncovered and her own tale has not ended...This marvellous and moving novel tells of the eternal forces of human life - about war and its consequences for men and women, about courage, feud(s), revenge and fated love." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FIREPOWER:  AIR WARFARE., Bishop, Chris, editor.
6 Bishop, Chris, editor. FIREPOWER: AIR WARFARE.
London Brown 1999 1897884524 / 9781897884522 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
176 pp, 11 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings. "(T)akes a detailed look at aspects of air warfare both past and present, providing clear descriptions of the various weapons systems in use and drawing on first-hand accounts from the pilots who have used them. The book is ordered by aircraft type, covering interceptors, strike aircraft, spyplanes, gunships, super fighters, attack aircraft and big bombers. Many of the strategies, tactics, individual combats, and aircraft described in the book are illustrated in full colour, providing the reader with a useful graphic reference. Special feature gatefold pages provide extra detail on seven aircraft, with highly detailed artwork reproduced in large format." "Describes the key aircraft and weapons systems that have been used by air forces around the world, from 1939 to (1999). Each aircraft featured is accompanied by a specification table including information such as armaments, performance and dimensions." Tiny dent scuff at bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flaps/flap-folds 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FIREPOWER: SEA WARFARE., Bishop, Chris, editor.
7 Bishop, Chris, editor. FIREPOWER: SEA WARFARE.
Brown, London, 1999. 
176 pp, 12" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1897884532 "The destructive power of warships has increased dramatically since the end of World War II. The big gun has been superseded by the carrier-launched aircraft armed with bombs and torpedoes . (This book) offers a comprehensive overview of the dominant naval groups; organised by ship type, it features fast attack craft, naval fighters, ballistic missile submarines, supercarriers, amphibious assault craft, light carriers and battlesh i p s . For each group is given a weapons and ship inventory as well as full details of deployment, combat techniques and tactics used. The descriptions are brought to life with first-hand accounts from officers who have served on each type of cra ft . ( It) is packed with information presented in the most accessible way: there are specifications tables on specific craft, diagrams showing weapon deployment, full-colour artworks displaying the features of particular vessels and gatefold pages pr ov idi ng special large-format illustrations of seven ships." Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, one tiny edge tear with wrinkle at top of spine, four tiny dints on front panel. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ATHANASE DE MEZIERES AND THE LOUISIANA-TEXAS FRONTIER 1768-1780.  VOLUME II.  (VOL. 2).  (SPAIN IN THE WEST:  A SERIES OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM FOREIGN ARCHIVES - VOLUME II.), Bolton, Herbert Eugene.
8 Bolton, Herbert Eugene. ATHANASE DE MEZIERES AND THE LOUISIANA-TEXAS FRONTIER 1768-1780. VOLUME II. (VOL. 2). (SPAIN IN THE WEST: A SERIES OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM FOREIGN ARCHIVES - VOLUME II.)
Arthur H. Clark, Cleveland, 1914, first edition. 
392 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. B&w frontispiece. Title continues: "Documents Published for the First Time, From the Original Spanish and French Manuscripts, C hiefly in the Archives of Mexico and Spain; Translated into English; Edited and Annotated". Section Headings: Indian Troubles in Texas, and the Attack on De Mezieres and the Baron de Ripperda; Frontier Problems, 1774-1777; Plan for Joint C a m p a i g n s Against the Osages and Apaches by the Nations of the North and the Forces of Texas and Louisiana, 1777-1778; The Expedition of 1778 from Bexar to the Nations of the Upper Trinity, Brazos, and Red Rivers; The Expedition of 1779 to t he N at io ns b et we en Natchitoches and the Middle Brazos; Recommendations for Reforms in the Province of Texas - The Death of De Mezieres, 1779; Errata; Index. Very light browning to pages, light waterstain at top of pages up to approx. pag e 4 0 - st ain fa des qu ick ly after the title page but the light waviness continues to page 40, many pages as yet unopened, two heavy water stains on top 2" of rear board causing discoloration and loss of color, light to moderate edge wear to b oard s an d to p/bo ttom of spin e, a fe w tiny soiling marks and scuffs, heavy browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock. Scan available of rear board on request. Good 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
9 Bowen, Robert; Baxter, I.M.; Knight, Ian; Turnbull, Stephen; Leigh, Mark; Krott, Rob. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED. NO. 159.
Publishing News Ltd., London, 2001. 
66 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions. Contents: Screaming Eagles at Bastogne: Caught in German Surprise Attack; Zhukov - Defender of R ussia: Surviving under Stalin; Battle of Blood River: Boer Fight for Vengeance; Suicide at Kamakura: Wagnerian end to Samurai dynasty; Red Storm in the East: Crushing the Japanese (WWII); Combat Jump in the Congo: Rescue mission in heart of darkness (1964); Not a good year (re-enactments). Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine, minor wrinkling on covers at spine and at edges, very light browning to edges of textblock. VG+ 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
WELCOME TO THE BAY OF BENGAL.  A TRUE WARTIME STORY., Bowman, David S.J.  Inscribed.
10 Bowman, David S.J. Inscribed. WELCOME TO THE BAY OF BENGAL. A TRUE WARTIME STORY.
Epic Press, Belleville, Ontario, 2002. 
64 pp, 8 1/8" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, map. INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: TO MABEL ENJOY DAVE BOWMAN. ISBN 1553063996 "It was bad enough that Royal Canadian Air Force warrant officer David S.J. Bowman was fighting in a war, but then on Ap ril 23, 1945, David encountered an unexpected and terrible twist of events that changed his life forever. After a fairly routine enemy target attack on a munitions dump near Rangoon, Burma, his Liberator aircraft was making its way back across t h e Bay of Bengal, bringing David and his comrades back to home base for a debriefing and a beer. Ten miles from the shores of Burma, David suddenly heard his skipper say these chilling words: 'Dinghy! Dinghy! Prepare for ditching.' David Bow ma n, i n his easy, humourous style, shares his true life story experiences of that fateful day in 1945 and the days following. He invites his readers to join him in reliving the ups and downs of the experience in the Bay, 'welcoming you all to th e B ay o f Bengal'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book lightly cocked, very light edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
F/A-18 HORNET., Braybrook, Roy.
11 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
 
 
THE SAVAGES ON GALE ISLAND., Brereton, D. Katherine.
12 Brereton, D. Katherine. THE SAVAGES ON GALE ISLAND.
Spring Books, London, n.d. 
204 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations. One of 'The Halcyon Library' series. "The 'Savages on Gale Island' are the Rocksavage twins, Thom and Grizelda, who are to spend a few weeks on this remote island to recover from an attack of measles. The children are delighted with the island itself, but become even more excited - and somewhat bewildered - when they find themselves involved with gypsies, professor s , m y s t e r ious strangers and all kinds of puzzling goings-on, in a race for an unknown goal. Their natural curiosity and great common sense lead the two children to discover a strange secret passage running beneath their castle home; a myste ri ou s l ik en es s be tween someone long gone from Gale Island and someone recently installed there; and many other seemingly unconnected mysteries....Perhaps the strangest feature is the series of metal discs which Grizelda finds as the hunt pro gre sse s and wh ich sh e lea rns to interpret as a progress report of her rivals!" Minor browning to pages, slight fading to spine color and at edges of boards, darkening and tiny stain on top of textblock. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, l ight edg e wrin klin g, a few s mall chips and tiny tears, light soiling, two light creases on spine, a few tiny dints andn tiny scuff on front panel, light browning on inside. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SWAMP SAILORS:  RIVERINE WARFARE IN THE EVERGLADES 1835-1842., Buker, George E.
13 Buker, George E. SWAMP SAILORS: RIVERINE WARFARE IN THE EVERGLADES 1835-1842.
University of Florida, Gainesville, 1975. 
152 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0813003520 Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Until the Second Seminole War the United States Navy had generally employed the Federalist doctrine (cruiser-commerce-raiding), but the un iqueness of this Indian conflict caused the navy to adopt a new offensive strategy. For the first time in history the American Navy was pitted against a nonmaritime foe. There were no single merchantmen to attack; there were no cruisers t o e n g a g e in single-ship combat; there were no enemy fleets to be repelled from the nation's harbors. Instead, there were Indians practicing guerilla tactics in a watery environment - the Everglades of Florida. Athough it was not apparent at t h e be gi nn in g o f the war, the navy's only hope for victory lay in the development of a strategy for riverine warfare. It was a kind of warfare that demanded specially trained combat groups, organized for sustained land/sea operations. I t r equ ir ed jo int ac tio n wi th the army. It called for a naval command familiar with setting up and directing complex operations and diverse forces to achieve an overall objective. In developing a strategy of riverine warfare, United States Nav y po lic y e volv ed f rom a de fe nsi ve to an offensive position, from a society of highly individualistic and inflexible sea captains into a well-meshed cooperative unit capable of working not only alone but also with the army. Between 1835 and 1842, the nav y cam e of age. Her e i s a dramatic account of that vital time, enhanced by an awesome setting, which will engage and enlighten both the scholar of naval history and the armchair sailor." Previous owner's small stamp on fron t pas tedown . Du st ja cket h as ve ry li ght ed ge w ear/ wrinkling, two very small closed tears with crease, light browning, very light soiling on rear panel and spine, tiny light stain on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
DELVILLE WOOD.  BATTLEGROUND EUROPE SERIES - SOMME., Cave, Nigel.
14 Cave, Nigel. DELVILLE WOOD. BATTLEGROUND EUROPE SERIES - SOMME.
Leo Cooper, (Barnsley, 1999), Ist edition. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photos, maps, reproductions. Contents: Outline of Events - 14 July - 31 August 1916; 14 - 18 July 1916 - The Attack and the Start Line; The South Africans in Longueval and Delville Wood; The Unsung Heroes - The Pioneers; The Defenders of Longueval and Delville Wood; The Long Haul - Incidents in the Capture of Delville Wood, the British View; A Car Tour and two Walking Tours; Cemeteries and Memorials. Interior - book slightly cracked at title-page and at pages 158/9. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
GOMMECOURT.  BATTLEGROUND EUROPE SERIES - SOMME., Cave, Nigel.
15 Cave, Nigel. GOMMECOURT. BATTLEGROUND EUROPE SERIES - SOMME.
Leo Cooper, (Barnsley, 1998), Ist edition. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photos, maps, reproductions. "The village of Gommecourt was under German occupation in the summer of 1916 and an attack against its defences was planned as a diversary action to draw off men and equipment from the British and French 'Big Push'. The Germans had fortified the village and surrounding high ground extensively. On the Ist July the position was unsuccessfully assaulted by two Territorial divisons." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear and rubbing. NF 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
16 Chandler, David G., McIntryre, Colin and Tagg, Michael C. CHRONICLES OF WORLD WAR II.
CLB, (Godalming, Surrey, 1997). 
320 pp, square 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. "Whether on land, sea or in the air, this volume provides a clear account of some of the principle engagements of the Second World War (Blitzkrieg, Dunkirk, Battle of Britain, Sinking of the Bismarck, Pearl Harbor, Barbarossa, Leningrad, Doolittle Raid, Corregidor, Midway, El Alamein, Guadalcanal, Stalingrad, Operation Torch, Dambusters, Attack on Schweinfurt, Battle of the Atlantic, D-Day, Arnhem and more). Profusely illustrated in b&w with pho tos and maps. Very minor edgewear to boards and dj. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE:  THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II., Clark, Ronald.
17 Clark, Ronald. THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE: THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II.
Boston Little Brown 1977 0316145955 / 9780316145954 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
271 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "(T)ells the story of William Friedman, the master cryptographer who solved the 'unbreakable' Japanese cipher system, 'Purple', used by the Imperial navy and the Japanese embassy in Berlin. (This) is the first full-scale, authorized biography of the attractive but driven leader of the only wartime enterprise as top secret as the manufacture of the first atomic bomb. (It) provides a sober account of how America's early, scattered intelligence agencies burgeoned steadily without foresight into a modern bureaucracy characterized by pathological secrecy and ethical ambiguity - and how such expansion took a severe toll on Friendman's mental and physical health. Clark discloses how much the Purple decipherments contributed to the Allied offensive in Europe and, most of all, influenced the outcome of the war in the Pacific: how the Battle of Midway and the ambush of Yamamoto's plane over Bougainville were decided by decoded Purple messages; and how, tragically, circumstances prevented the deciphered warnings of an impending attack from being understood in time at Pearl Harbor. A thoughtful biography of a dapper figure who transformed cryptography from a remote craft 'run by guess and by God' to a complex science, (it) triumphs in its recreation of those agonizing hours when the fate of our fleet in the Pacific, and its officers and men, was determined by a handful of men with only small strips of paper sitting in a room thousands of miles away." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease down front flap at fore-edge, one small edge tear with crease, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SILENT MARAUDERS.  BRITISH SUBMARINES IN THE TWO WORLD WARS., Cook, Graeme.
18 Cook, Graeme. SILENT MARAUDERS. BRITISH SUBMARINES IN THE TWO WORLD WARS.
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, (1976), first edition. 
159 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246107847 "Until the German U-21 sank the British light cruiser 'Pathfinder' in the early days of the First World War, British submarines had been used only as forward scouts on naval missio ns. But from that day 'attack' was the watchword of the submariner - and attack they did throughout the two world wars, with such dazzling success that they became one of Britain's most potent tactical weapons...The deeds of many unsung he r o e s a r e recorded (in this book), but especially those of the colourful and valiant commanders whose names are etched in history: Commander Max Horton, hero of the Baltic campaign, Lieutenant Commander Martin Nasmith, 'The Terror of the Marm ar a' , Li e ut en an t Commander Wanklyn , who scored a record number of hits in World War Two before his 'Upholder' was tragically lost with all hands aboard; Lieutenants Donald Cameron and B.C.G. Place, who with incredible courage led the highly da nge ro us mi dge t s ubm ar ine attack on the famous German battleship 'Tirpitz'. Here is breath-stopping, action-packed true life adventure as only Graeme Cook can tell it." Light cigarette odor, small pencil erasure mark on free front endpap er, mino r b row nin g in mar gins of pages, very light browning to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top edge - a f ew fo xing mar ks a t top edge of f laps . Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Cooper, Alan W. Foreword by Air Marshal Sir Harold Martin. Cover painting by Maurice V. Gardner. THE MEN WHO BREACHED THE DAMS: 617 SQUADRON 'THE DAMBUSTERS'.
Airlife, Shrewsbury, 1993. 
204 pp, 8 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 1853103969 B&w photographs. "Alan Cooper writes about an operation which at the time and ever since has captured the imagination of the world - the attack on the German dams in May 1943. This forms a deeply-res earched history of one of the most successful operations of the Second World War carried out by the famous 617 Squadron led by Guy Gibson. This account includes the whole lead up to the final mission; the development of the bouncing bomb, the f o r m i ng of 617 Squadron and the intense course of training carried out to make the operation a success. The raid itself is viewed from both British and German camps; many of the aircrew who took part in 617 operations give their accounts, as d o se ve ra l Germans, including Albert Speer, the Armaments Minister. All in all, the book recreates the excitement and aura of danger and uncertainty which surrounded the dam busters' mission, giving the reader the full story of one of the great es t epi sod es of the war." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, tiny crease at top corner of front cover - migrates into first few pages. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CHARIOT:  THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE., Cotterell, Arthur.
20 Cotterell, Arthur. CHARIOT: THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE.
London Pimlico 2004 0712669426 / 9780712669429 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
344 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in West Asia and Egypt, then in India and China, charioteers came to dominate the battlefield. In 1274 B.C. at Kadesh in present-day Syria - where the untried pharoah Ramesses II was nearly defeated by the Hittites - some 5,000 chariots were deployed in battle. Its use as a war machine is grapically recounted in Indian epics and Chinese chronicles. Homer's Illiad tells of the attack on Troy by Greek heroes who rode in chariots. In 325 B.C. Alexander the Great faced charioteers in northern India, while in 55 B.C., on a Kent beach, Julius Caesar was met by British chariots. This unique book traces the rise and fall of the chariot right across the Old World, from Britain to Korea." Includes a chapter titled 'Survivals, Ritual and Racing'. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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