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BOMBER COMMAND / COSTAL COMMAND / FLEET AIR ARM / ARK ROYAL / ATLANTIC BRIDGE - 5 ITEMS., Air Ministry / Admiralty.
1 Air Ministry / Admiralty. BOMBER COMMAND / COSTAL COMMAND / FLEET AIR ARM / ARK ROYAL / ATLANTIC BRIDGE - 5 ITEMS.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 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
 
 
ARMISTICE 1918., Barclay, C.N., Brigadier.
2 Barclay, C.N., Brigadier. ARMISTICE 1918.
A.S. Barnes, New York, (1969). 
155 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "After more than four years of the most fearful war in the world's history, the end came almost unexpectedly, with dramatic suddenness. At five o'clock on the morning of November 11, 1918, Marshal Foch and Admiral Wemyss, representing the Allies, concluded an armistice with German civil and military representatives. There had been a general expectation that the war would last well into 1919. The author...examines the various factors that led to the earlier conclusion of the war. He analyzes conditions in the summer of 1918 following Ludendorff's massive offensive in March...also probes the plans of the Central Powers, the Allies, and the American Expeditionary Forces, emphasizing the range of disagreements on the methods by which German could be defeated. He then goes on to consider the first and second phases of the Allied offensives of August 1918, which at last cracked German resistance. Finally the Armistice itself is studied in detail. The penultimate chapter, which comments on military operations, includes the bizarre account of the Kaiser's unheralded arrival in Holland..." Tiny marks and faint ghost marks on endpapers from old tape (removed), thin ink line smudge on page 117, a few pages with soft or full corner creases, slight bubbling to front pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, some faint writing indentations on front panel, two small closed tears. VG-/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS IN WORLD WAR I., Barker, Ralph.
3 Barker, Ralph. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS IN WORLD WAR I.
London Robinson 2002 1841194700 / 9781841194707 Reprint Very Good 
507 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). B&w photographs. "(T)he compelling story of the vital role played by the pioneer pilots and observers of the Royal Flying Corps who served their apprenticeships in the unforgiving skies of World War I. The RFC took part in all the major battles from Mons to the Somme, from Bloody April 1917, when the airmen suffered enormous casualties, through Third Ypres and Passchendaele, up to the chaotic retreat from Ludendorff's offensive and on to the threshold of victory. Drawing from letters and diaries of the men who took part, Ralph Barker successfully recreates an overview of the battlegrounds from the menacing skies above France and brings fresh off the pages the exhilaration of aerial combat in the little open-cockpit biplanes. Risking their lives for their country, suffering the strain of low-level flying, the debility of the 'shakes', and the ever-present fear that they would not return from a mission, these brave young men nevertheless enjoyed comradeship and a true sense of bonding, between pilots and ground mechanics, observers and gunners." Interior - place, date and initials in ink on title page; a few pages with tiny bump/crease at bottom corner; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edges of text block, faint crease on spine, small corner crease on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IN THE TEETH OF THE WIND:  THE STORY OF A NAVAL PILOT ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1916-1918., Bartlett, C.P.O., Squadron Leader.  Edited by his son, Nick Bartlett.
4 Bartlett, C.P.O., Squadron Leader. Edited by his son, Nick Bartlett. IN THE TEETH OF THE WIND: THE STORY OF A NAVAL PILOT ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1916-1918.
Leo Cooper, London, 1994, revised edition. 
159 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850523184 B&w photographs, diagram, map. "Philip Bartlett's account is a unique and fascinating record of a pilot's life in the dawn of aerial warfare and, as a history, of the first use of the bomber in war, strangely, by the Navy's aircraft. Flying by day and night alone, without navigational aids, the author moves from attacks on the U-boat bases to bombing the German Gothas as they prepared to raid London, and then to the s upport of Haig's drive to the coast which ended in the mud of Passchendaele. The climax in March, 1918, is reached when the author's squadron finds itself directly in the path of Ludendorff's massive thrust, which broke the British Vth Ar m y a n d n e a rly decided the War. Attacked by Richthofen's aces, No 5 Squadron RNAS flew continuous desperate missions against the advancing troops from aerodromes which were over-run time after time. At a time when the life of a pilot was re ck on e d in w e ek s, t he author flew 101 missions, enduring the rigours of flying without heat or oxygen, with hesitant engines, no parachutes and the attention of German fighters. Yet there is continual evidence of the pure joy of flying and won der a t the sh ee r b eau ty of the sky." Light browning to top edge of textblock, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top edge. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS., Bashow, David L.  Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson.
5 Bashow, David L. Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson. ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS.
Toronto Stoddart 1997 0773759131 / 9780773759138 First Paperback Edition. Very Good - 
384 pp, 9 3/16" H. B&w photographs. "From the Battle of France to the Normandy invasion, from the defence of Malta to victory in the Pacific, (young Canadian) airmen fought with great courage in all theatres of the war. Signing up in every province and territory, and serving with both the RAF and the RCAF, they flew many daring missions in their Spitfires and Hurricanes, Kittyhawks, Mustangs, Typhoons, and Mosquitos. (The author) tells the stories of Canada's fighter heroes, using their own wartime correspondence and later memoirs to capture the gripping atmosphere in the cockpit as they waged war in the air. Near-legendary names like Stocky Edwards, Buzz Beurling, and Moose Fumerton recount tales of fierce dog-fights, dramatic victories, and narrow escapes, as well as stories of squadron life, leave in London, budding romances, homesickness, and the tragic loss of cherished friends." Interior - light toning in margins of pages, small area of water marking/waviness at bottom corner of approx. pages 37 to 48, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light soiling to edges of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS., Bashow, David L.  Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson.
6 Bashow, David L. Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson. ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS.
Toronto Stoddart 1996 0773729763 / 9780773729766 First Edition Very Good Very Good - 
384 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "From the Battle of France to the Normandy invasion, from the defence of Malta to victory in the Pacific, (young Canadian) airmen fought with great courage in all theatres of the war. Signing up in every province and territory, and serving with both the RAF and the RCAF, they flew many daring missions in their Spitfires and Hurricanes, Kittyhawks, Mustangs, Typhoons, and Mosquitos. (The author) tells the stories of Canada's fighter heroes, using their own wartime correspondence and later memoirs to capture the gripping atmosphere in the cockpit as they waged war in the air. Near-legendary names like Stocky Edwards, Buzz Beurling, and Moose Fumerton recount tales of fierce dog-fights, dramatic victories, and narrow escapes, as well as stories of squadron life, leave in London, budding romances, homesickness, and the tragic loss of cherished friends." Small bump at bottom of front hinge, small light soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, very light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Bercuson, David J. MAPLE LEAF AGAINST THE AXIS: CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1995 0773728619 / 9780773728615 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Very light soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edgewear/rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FIRST GREAT AIR WAR., Bickers, Richard Townshend.
8 Bickers, Richard Townshend. THE FIRST GREAT AIR WAR.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1988 0340263792 / 9780340263792 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
277 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(T)he story of air operations during the First World War, 1914-1918, mainly on the Western Front. It was only eleven years after the Wright Brothers' first flight that the Royal Flying Corps set off for France and every aspect of air-fighting had to be discovered for the first time. Richard Townshend Bickers gives a fresh and challenging view of the men involved, their aircraft and the conditions of war. The pilots and observers of all the combatant nations tended to be young courageous individuals, filled with a love of flying and of adventure. Their aircraft were fragile and unreliable and casualties were appallingly heavy. It was a period of great technical advances when aerial warfare and tactical teamwork were transformed. (The author gives an account of) Lieutenant General Sir David Henderson's leading role in the formation and development of the Royal Flying Corps (and while not neglecting the 'aces', he) also gives due recognition to the less famous pilots, to the usually overlooked air observers and gunners who flew in two-seater fighters, and to the crews who carried out the less glamorous but equally important reconnaissance and bombing sorties." Very light browning to edges of textblock, tiny speck on top of textblock, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of spine, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE FIRST GREAT AIR WAR., Bickers, Richard Townshend.
9 Bickers, Richard Townshend. THE FIRST GREAT AIR WAR.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1988 0340263792 / 9780340263792 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
277 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "(T)he story of air operations during the First World War, 1914-1918, mainly on the Western Front. It was only eleven years after the Wright Brothers' first flight that the Royal Flying Corps set off for France and every aspect of air-fighting had to be discovered for the first time. Richard Townshend Bickers gives a fresh and challenging view of the men involved, their aircraft and the conditions of war. The pilots and observers of all the combatant nations tended to be young courageous individuals, filled with a love of flying and of adventure. Their aircraft were fragile and unreliable and casualties were appallingly heavy. It was a period of great technical advances when aerial warfare and tactical teamwork were transformed. (The author gives an account of) Lieutenant General Sir David Henderson's leading role in the formation and development of the Royal Flying Corps (and while not neglecting the 'aces', he) also gives due recognition to the less famous pilots, to the usually overlooked air observers and gunners who flew in two-seater fighters, and to the crews who carried out the less glamorous but equally important reconnaissance and bombing sorties." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight toning in margins of pages, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning to spine, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIREPOWER:  AIR WARFARE., Bishop, Chris, editor.
10 Bishop, Chris, editor. FIREPOWER: AIR WARFARE.
London Brown 1999 1897884524 / 9781897884522 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
 
 
11 Bowyer, Chaz. BOMBER BARONS.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire Leo Cooper 2001 085052802X / 9780850528022 Reprint Very Good Very Good+ 
222 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "By the end of the Second World War, a grim total of 55,000 air crew of Bomber Command has lost their lives. This figure comprised no less than seventy per cent of RAF fatalities. Yet, unlike their more glamorous fighter pilot colleagues, very few bomber pilots or crewmen were familiar household names to the general public. However, within the ranks of the RAF itself, some individuals stood out gaining high reputations for their courage and leadership, a respect achieved regardless of the decorations they had won or the number of sorties flown. These were the 'Bomber Barons'. In this authoritative book, (the author) chooses a selection of these men. Some like Leonard Cheshire, Guy Gibson and Hughie Edwards, are today well known but others such as Nick Knilans, Syd Clayton and Jo Lancaster, are familiar only to those 'in the know'. For each, the author details their careers and relates episodes that reflect the qualities that made them outstanding. At the same time, the reader learns of the unfolding dramatic development of Bomber Command from the comparatively uncoordinated, non-cohesive raids of the early part of the war to the highly-trained and deadly offensive weapon it became under Sir Arthur Harris, from 1942 AOC-in-C of Bomber Command, and the Greatest Baron of them all." Small very light stain in margin of page 16. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, a few very tiny dints, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WARS OF NAPOLEON.  THE WEST POINT MILITARY HISTORY SERIES., Britt, Albert Sidney.  Thomas E. Griess, series editor.
12 Britt, Albert Sidney. Thomas E. Griess, series editor. THE WARS OF NAPOLEON. THE WEST POINT MILITARY HISTORY SERIES.
Avery, Wayne, New Jersey, (1985), 3rd printing. 
185 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w with drawings, reproductions, photographs, battle plans. Contents: The Italian and Egyptian Campaigns; The Empire and the Grande Armee; The Ulm and Austerlitz Campaigns; The Jena and Friedland Campaigns; Defensive on the Danube and in Spain; Offensive Into Russia; Defeat at Leipzig and Napoleon's Abdication; The Downfall of Napoleon at Waterloo; Epilogue; Selected Bibliography; Glossary. Interior - faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, soft crease on rear cover, very minor edge wear, minor bump at bottom of spine, small remainder mark on bottom of textblock. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF 1918, YEAR OF VICTORY.  PAN GRAND STRATEGY SERIES., Brown, Malcolm.
13 Brown, Malcolm. THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF 1918, YEAR OF VICTORY. PAN GRAND STRATEGY SERIES.
London Pan 1999 0330376721 / 9780330376723 Second Printing Very Good+ 
392 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w plates. "1918 was probably the most dramatic and decisive year in British military history. In the spring there was a fear that Britain might have to evacuate her troops from the continent and lose the war. In the summer came the great turnaround, and by autumn the German armies began to retreat. In November 1918 the First World War was over. This book tells the story of an amazing year through the authentic voice of the British soldier, a year in which, remarkably, the casualty rates were even higher than those of 1916 and 1917, the years of the Somme and Passchendaele." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 18.  LA BATAILLE DE STALINGRAD (I) DE MOSCOU A STALINGRAD., Buffetaut, Yves.
14 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 18. LA BATAILLE DE STALINGRAD (I) DE MOSCOU A STALINGRAD.
Paris Histoire & Collections 1995 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 38.  KOURSK:  L'OFFENSIVE ALLEMANDE., Buffetaut, Yves.
15 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 38. KOURSK: L'OFFENSIVE ALLEMANDE.
Paris Histoire & Collections 2000 Very Good+ Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. 
83-162 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, colour illustrations (tanks, aircraft, trucks, etc.). Chapter headings: Vers un Nouveau Tannenberg a l'Est?; Koursk, 5 Juillet 1943: Le Premier Jour de l'Offensive Allemande sur le Front Sud; L'Echec de l'Offensive Allemande au Nord du Saillant; Front Sud: Des Illusions de Victoire a la Defaite Finale. Interior - clean and tght with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small indentation at top edge of front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SWAMP SAILORS:  RIVERINE WARFARE IN THE EVERGLADES 1835-1842., Buker, George E.
16 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
 
 
IT MADE YOU THINK OF HOME. THE HAUNTING JOURNAL OF DEWARD BARNES, CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE: 1916-1919., Cane, Bruce.  (Deward Barnes)
17 Cane, Bruce. (Deward Barnes) IT MADE YOU THINK OF HOME. THE HAUNTING JOURNAL OF DEWARD BARNES, CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE: 1916-1919.
Toronto Dundurn 2004 1550025120 / 9781550025125 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
318 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "This is (the story of Deward Barnes, a Canadian soldier of WWI), in his words, written as the events of the Great War were unfolding. Illustrated with Deward's sketches and contemporary photos, (it) takes us into the mind of this ordinary Canadian soldier, trapped in a world in which he had to pay a terrible price in order to survive. In 1917, Deward was assigned to the firing squad that was to take the life of Private Harold Lodge, who had been convicted of desertion by a court martial. Lodge was one of 23 Canadians executed during the war by their own brothers at arms. It was an experience that changed Deward forever. Bruce Cane has provided valuable insights into Deward's words by juxtaposing (them) with the official accounts of these events, along with other first-hand accounts from the period, in order to capture the nuance of each of his entries. Deward Barnes' diary takes us into the trenches and firing lines of the Western Front like no other first-hand Canadian account before. Deward's is the voice of the Canadian soldier, Everyman in khaki, the men who today lie in their graves in the fields of Flanders and Picardy." Christmas notation, place, date and signature in pencil on free front endpaper; light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE:  THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II., Clark, Ronald.
18 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 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
 
 
19 Cockfield, Jamie H. WITH SNOW ON THEIR BOOTS: THE TRAGIC ODYSSEY OF THE RUSSIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IN FRANCE DURING WORLD WAR I.
New York St. Martin's Griffin 1999 0312173563 / 9780312173562 Very Good 
396 pp, 8 3/16" H. B&w photographs. "In 1916, in an exchange of human flesh for war material, the Russian government sent to France two brigades to fight on the side of their French allies. By the end of World War I, these two brigades had experienced their own form of the Russian Revolution, had been isolated at a southern training post in a disciplinary move by the French government, had battled against each other in what was one of the first confrontations of the Russian Civil War, and had emerged from the conflict as a single force, the Russian Legion of Honor, which would remain loyal to France until the end of the war. The remarkable story of these Russian soldiers has been basically overlooked by historians - until now. (This book) explores the journey and transformation of these men and, in doing so, examines the impact of the revolution on the Russians who were caught in the middle of wartime alliances and nationalist ardor. A microcosm of the political, social, and military struggle that was to occur in Russia in 1917 and in the years to follow, (it) also looks at the changes in the relationship between France and Russia during and after the war." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, three light creases down spine, minor soiling on bottom of book. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DARKEST DAYS OF THE WAR: THE BATTLES OF IUKA & CORINTH., Cozzens, Peter.
20 Cozzens, Peter. THE DARKEST DAYS OF THE WAR: THE BATTLES OF IUKA & CORINTH.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1997. 
390 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0807823201 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "During the late summer of 1862, Confederate forces launched a three-pronged strategic advance into the North in both major theaters of t he war. The results of this offensive - the only coordinated Confederate attempt to carry the conflict to the enemy - were disastrous. In the eastern theater, Lee was forced out of Maryland after his defeat at Antietam, and in the West, Bra g g w a g e d a dismal campaign and had to retreat from Kentucky. The third prong of the Confederate offensive, the northern Mississippi campaign, culminated in devastating defeats at Iuka and Corinth that ultimately opened the way for Grant's cam pa ig n a ga in st Vicksburg. Peter Cozzens here presents the first book-length study of the battles of Iuka and Corinth...(and) details the tactical aspects of each battle, analyzing troop movements down to the regimental level. In addition to a v ivi d and de tai led battle narrative, Cozzens provides compelling portraits of the campaign's key leaders: Generals Grant, Rosecrans, Van Dorn, and Price. He exposes the consequences of their clashing ambitions and antipathies....Finally, (h e) a naly ze s th e la rger , st rategic implications of the northern Mississippi campaign, exploring the repercussions of the Confederate defeat suffered at Iuka and Corinth." One slight small corner bump, very light wrinkling at op/bottom of spin e. D ust j ack et ha s ver y min or ed ge wrinkling. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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