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PLASSEY 1757:  CLIVE OF INDIA'S FINEST HOUR.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 35., Harrington, Peter.  General editor, David G. Chandler.
141 Harrington, Peter. General editor, David G. Chandler. PLASSEY 1757: CLIVE OF INDIA'S FINEST HOUR. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 35.
(Osprey, London, 1994). 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps, battle plans, uniform studies. "Set against a background of intrigue, oriental dissimulation and downright treachery, the story of Plassey has all the ingredients of fiction - Anglo-French rivalry for domination of trade in the vastly rich subcontinent; the 'atrocity' of the Black Hole of Calcutta; a fog-enshrouded march through the very middle of a Bengali army; and finally a battle won by will-power and nerve against enormous odds. Peter Harrington prefaces his colourful account with the story of the siege of Arcot, during which Clive won his spurs." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative accounts of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - very faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on bottom of textblock, light yellowing to covers and edges of textblock, light waviness to top of textblock, flat uncreased spine. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
142 Harris, Henry. Introduced by Brigadier Peter Young. THE ALMA 1854. KNIGHT'S BATTLES FOR WARGAMERS.
London Charles Knight 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
65 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), glazed pictorial boards. Maps/battle plans. Contents: Summary of the battle; Timetable; Order of Battle of the Armies; The Rival Armies in 1854 - The British, The French, The Turks, The Russians; Topography of the Crimea; Events leading up to the landing; Plans for battle; The French part in the battle; The British Battle - I; The British Battle - II; The British Battle - III Victory. Interior - tiny speck in gutter of and light cracking at half-title page. Exterior - light rubbing, light edge wear to corners and top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DUNKIRK: 'THE STORMS OF WAR'., Harris, John.
143 Harris, John. DUNKIRK: 'THE STORMS OF WAR'.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1980. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0715378570 B&w photographs. "Packed with authentic atmosphere, the retreat and the desperate lifting of the weary soldiers is seen in its tragic entirety, often through first-hand reco llections of the men who were there. The story of Dunkirk is a dramatic epic of courage and confusion, resulting in a successful and often heroic evacuation....(Harris) describes in vivid detail how the evacuation developed, on a day-by-d a y b a s i s , and destroys more than one of the myths that have come to be associated with Dunkirk. However, the spirit, humour and drama that epitomised what came to be known as the 'spirit of Dunkirk' was, and is, undeniable. Illustrated wit h ma n y co nt em po ra r y photographs, this book provides a complete historical account of the lifting of the British expeditionary force in the first week of June 1940...." Tiny light stain in margin of pages 110/111, light edge wear, light wrin kl ing a t top /bo tto m o f s pi ne, faint finger marks on front endpapers. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, moderate wrinkling along top edge, very light rubbing, tiny tear at bottom of spine, small tear - taped on inside, old price sticker on fro nt fl ap. Ver y Go od/V ery Goo d 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TOBRUK:  THE GREAT SIEGE REASSESSED., Harrison, Frank.
144 Harrison, Frank. TOBRUK: THE GREAT SIEGE REASSESSED.
Brockhampton Press, (London, 1999), reprint. 
352 pp, lg 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1860199860 B&w photos, maps. "...has three principal sections: the siege, in which the Australian 9th Division held out so manfully against Rommel's Afrika Korps; the breakout, where the British 70 th Division broke clear of the fortress to create a corridor towards an intended rendezvous with the Eighth Army; and an important appraisal of the main opponent the Allies faced - the Desert Fox, Erwin Rommel. The understated role of the Br i t i s h d ivision, the awesome battles they faced in opening and maintaining the corridor and the support to the action provided by the Royal Navy and RAF is clearly demonstrated and fully described..." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Th is i s a n ew, unread book. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MARCH TO ARMISTICE, 1918., Haworth, Christopher.
145 Haworth, Christopher. MARCH TO ARMISTICE, 1918.
William Kimber, London, 1968, first edition. 
172 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photogarphs, maps. "Christopher Haworth went to the front near Ypres in 1918: an apprentice law writer of just nineteen, full of idealism and perhaps a little priggish. He became a good soldier, though not in the way of the Regular Army; he missed the slogging disillusion of First and Second Ypres, the Battles of the Aisne and Somme. He was typical of the new, amateur army which was needed to replace the flower of the R e g u l a r A r m y who had held the initial German advances in 1914-15. This is a personal, highly individual account of those last epic months of the Great War and from it emerges some idea of that unwarlike, unexpected quality which thwarted th e pl an s of L u de nd or ff and brought us final victory on the Western Front...." Two creases down free front endpaper, wrinkling at bottom of spine - minor wrinkling at toptiny faint stain on top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/w ri nkl ing , one or t wo tin y s cuffs, several small closed tears - one with crease, light soiling, light edge browning, ghost sticker mark with tiny pull on front panel, very light water stains on inside of spine. Very Good/Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE WORLD WAR ONE SOURCE BOOK., Haythornthwaite, Philip J.
146 Haythornthwaite, Philip J. THE WORLD WAR ONE SOURCE BOOK.
Arms and Armour, London, 1994 reprint. 
412 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1854091026 "(P)rovides a unique, single-volume reference source on the armies, battles, weapons and leaders of the first of the great wars that shook Europe and the World during the t wentieth-century. (It) presents in encyclopedic detail a wide range of information, facilitating rapid access to the essential facts and figures of the First World War. After a brief analysis of the causes of the Great War in the tumultuous Ba l k a n s up to 1914, the historical section charts the progress of the war, year by year and in all theatres and with clear, informative maps of important battles and offensives from Flanders to Mesopotamia. Haythornthwaite then records the nature o f th e war at sea and in the air before offering a detailed chronology of the war years and a meticulously researched record of the Weapons and Tactics of the war - everything from the basic rifles, trench construction, naval armour and mines to fla me -th ro wers, artillery and trench communications. Further sections cover every combatant nation; the nature of their government and all active armed forces deployed, as well as a biographical chapter of the leading, notable and important per sona lit ies; a fascinating and revealing section of source material, documents and records; and an invaluable glossary and miscellaneous chapter which explains terminology, colloquialisms and obscurities rarely listed. Throughout the book there a re fa scin ating , b rief anecdotal selections which bring the dramatic struggle vividly to life, together with more than 250 contemporary photographs and engravings; clear maps illustrate the principal battles and campaigns." Cigarette odor, wrink ling a t top /botto m of spine, several tiny dints on bottom edge of boards, light short scuff on rear board, remainder mark on bottom of text block . Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top edge, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE FLIGHT OF THE MEW GULL., Henshaw, Alex.
147 Henshaw, Alex. THE FLIGHT OF THE MEW GULL.
London John Murray 1980 0719537401 / 9780719537400 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
310 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(Alex Henshaw) had the luck to grow up in the '20s and '30s during the golden age of flying and thanks to his father's generous encouragement it was not long before he had his own Gipsy Moth. From that moment there was no looking back. The Blue Riband of flying in the British Isles between the two World Wars was the King's Cup: Henshaw set his heart on it, developing a technique of racing which extracted the very maximum from his aircraft: first the Comper Swift and then the DH Leopard Moth. Parallel with his search for speed was an obsession with making accurate landfalls, and he developed this blind-flying talent deliberately in a flying partnership with his father on many carefully planned long-distance survey flights. His exciting apprenticeship in these two skills was crowned by the acquisition of the Percival Mew Gull G-AEXF in 1937. After many initial successes with the machine Henshaw became associated with Jack Cross of Essex Aero Ltd at Gravesend who became primarily responsible for the racing and long distance preparations. First fruits of this partnerships was victory in the King's Cup of 1938 at a speed that was the fastest of any winning aircraft at any time. This was closely followed by an amazing solo flight to Cape Town and back in February 1939 establishing several solo records that still stand today, over forty years later. This feat of navigation and airmanship must surely be one of man's greatest flights - 12,754 miles over desert, sea and jungle in a single-engined light aircraft. Alex Henshaw tells his story in a vivid style that puts you at the heart of all his battles and adventures." Small light bump at top of rear hinge, slight waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of rear hinge and rear flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE FLIGHT OF THE MEW GULL., Henshaw, Alex.
148 Henshaw, Alex. THE FLIGHT OF THE MEW GULL.
London John Murray 1980 0719537401 / 9780719537400 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
310 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(Alex Henshaw) had the luck to grow up in the '20s and '30s during the golden age of flying and thanks to his father's generous encouragement it was not long before he had his own Gipsy Moth. From that moment there was no looking back. The Blue Riband of flying in the British Isles between the two World Wars was the King's Cup: Henshaw set his heart on it, developing a technique of racing which extracted the very maximum from his aircraft: first the Comper Swift and then the DH Leopard Moth. Parallel with his search for speed was an obsession with making accurate landfalls, and he developed this blind-flying talent deliberately in a flying partnership with his father on many carefully planned long-distance survey flights. His exciting apprenticeship in these two skills was crowned by the acquisition of the Percival Mew Gull G-AEXF in 1937. After many initial successes with the machine Henshaw became associated with Jack Cross of Essex Aero Ltd at Gravesend who became primarily responsible for the racing and long distance preparations. First fruits of this partnerships was victory in the King's Cup of 1938 at a speed that was the fastest of any winning aircraft at any time. This was closely followed by an amazing solo flight to Cape Town and back in February 1939 establishing several solo records that still stand today, over forty years later. This feat of navigation and airmanship must surely be one of man's greatest flights - 12,754 miles over desert, sea and jungle in a single-engined light aircraft. Alex Henshaw tells his story in a vivid style that puts you at the heart of all his battles and adventures." Previous owner's name in red ink on front free endpaper, small bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge browning, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BY CONDUCT AND COURAGE: A STORY OF THE DAYS OF NELSON., Henty, G.A.  (George Alfred Henty.)
149 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) BY CONDUCT AND COURAGE: A STORY OF THE DAYS OF NELSON.
London W. Foulsham Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
224 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). No date. Colour frontispiece. "This book has been carefully edited and slightly abridged to meet the reading tastes of the Modern Boy." - From verso of title page. "This is the heroic story of Will Gilmore, who went to sea as a ship's boy and came back a captain in the Royal Navy - the story of a boy who won success and fame by his conduct and courage in the face of great danger. It is a tale of vigour and action, endurance and daring - a tale of sea-fights with the pirates of the West Indies and the Moors of Algiers, and of the great sea-battles against the French in the days when Nelson was a captain. In this fine historical novel - the last he wrote - G.A. Henty had brought a colourful age back to life and told a story packed with thrills, excitement, and superb heroism." Approx. first half of pages are lightly browned and last half of pages are moderately browned. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several edge tears - one with old tape and three with archival tape repairs, one or two tiny chips, colours are bright, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
150 Herman, Arthur. TO RULE THE WAVES: HOW THE BRITISH NAVY SHAPED THE MODERN WORLD. (Inscribed)
Toronto HarperCollins 2004 0060534249 / 9780060534240 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
648 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Inscribed by author on half-title page: To ....., thanks for your service and very best wishes, Arthur Herman. Maps. "This is the story of how the British Navy came to dominate and shape modern history. It is the story of an institution built around a tradition of heroism, in which courage in battle and bravery in death were a byword, from Nelson's death at Trafalgar to Commander Robert Scott's death in the icy wastes of Antarctica. It is also the story of a military force very different from any other, with a cast of individual personalities and intellectual eminences, from Sir Francis Drake and Captain James Cook to Charles Darwin and Sir Winston Churchill. But above all, the Royal Navy is part of the story of how one nation rose to global dominance without precedent in history and without equal, even today. The Royal Navy enabled Great Britain to build an empire on which the sun literally did not set, encompassing one-fifth of the world's population. But it also facilitated trade and communication with every other part of the planet. Thanks to its navy, the British Empire became the first truly global community, bound together by law, language, and commerce - and by the 'hearts of oak' of British ships and sailors....This is an epic journey from the age of the Reformation to the age of computer warfare and special ops: a tale of tall ships and battleships and great battles at sea; of heroic sailors, admirals, and aviators, of violent conflict and personal tragedy." Very small dint at top edge of rear cover, tiny mark on top of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minoe edge wear, one soft crease at bottom of rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ZEMKE'S WOLFPACK: THE 56th FIGHTER GROUP IN WORLD WAR II., Hess, William N.
151 Hess, William N. ZEMKE'S WOLFPACK: THE 56th FIGHTER GROUP IN WORLD WAR II.
Motorbooks International, Osceola, WI, 1992, first edition. 
192 pp, 10 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0879386223 "(T)he first complete narrative and photographic history of the top US fighter group in Europe during World War II: the 56th Fighter Group. Nicknamed Zemke's Wolfpack after their brilliant leader Hub ert ('Hub') Zemke, the 56th flew their massive red-nosed P-47 Thunderbolts to glory, shooting down 664.5 German aircraft. And though it was only one of fifteen figher groups in the Eight Air Force, the Wolfpack included five of the top ten Amer i c a n aces in the Mighty Eighth, including the number one and two aces: Francis ("Gabby") Gabreski and Robert S. Johnson. (This) is a mission-by-mission chronicle of all the Wolfpack's great air battles, all the victories, and all the losses. A ls o in cl uded are more than 200 photographs showing the 56th's pilots and their P-47 Thunderbolts with all the group's unique nose art and markings. And a detailed appendix lists all the group's aces, every confirmed victory, all the combat comma nde rs , D ist inguished Service Cross winners, and group markings." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
152 Hiroshi Ichimura, editor. English text by Scott T. Hards. NORMANDY. MODELS IN ACTION 1.
Tokyo Dai Nippon Kaiga 1994 4499226392 / 9784499226394 Soft Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
84 pp, oblong (10" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. Up to page 55 (containing descriptions of the dioramas) the text is bilingual (Japanese /English). The final section (describing the modeling techniques) is in Japanese only. This "series aims to present history's great military operations and battles through expertly-crafted dioramas. To launch (it), we have chosen as the theme what was almost certainly the greatest single operation in military history: The D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. The dioramas in this volume cover the period from June to August of 1944. The eleven dioramas presented in these pages were put together by individuals who are among the finest military modelers in Japan, if not the world. Their completed projects are, by any sense, works of art." Contents: The Atlantic Wall; Invasion; Airborne Strategy; Briefing; After the Battle; "On to Caen"; Panzerlied; King Tiger's First Campaign; The Damned Hounds; Michael Wittmann's Final Battle; Falaise Pocket; Modeling; Afterword. Minor wear at bottom edge of front cover, minor soiming on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - moderate at top edge of rear panel, minor wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE WESTERN FRONT 1914., Historical Section, General Staff, Army Headquarters, Ottawa.
153 Historical Section, General Staff, Army Headquarters, Ottawa. THE WESTERN FRONT 1914.
Directorate of Military Training, Army Headquarters, Ottawa, 1957. 
192 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. Maps. Chapter headings: The Background of the War; The Battle of the Frontiers; Mons, Le Cateau and Guise-St. Quentin; The Battle of the Marne; The Battle of Aisne; The 'Race to the Sea'; The Battles of Ypres 1914; Summary and Commentary; Appendix. Interior - soft crease at top corner of first and last few pages, a few tiny faint specs on title-page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - creasing to front cover, small closed tear at bottom of front hinge, previous owners name on front cover, soiling to covers, browning on spine. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT WAR AT SEA: A HISTORY OF NAVAL ACTION 1914-18., Hoehling, A.A.
154 Hoehling, A.A. THE GREAT WAR AT SEA: A HISTORY OF NAVAL ACTION 1914-18.
Arthur Barker, London, 1965. 
336 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Written with crisp authority, in a tense, documentary style (this book) presents an unforgettable picture of the battles, the ships, and the fighting men who se blood reddened the seven seas though more than four flaming years of the Great War....(It) ranges over all the world's oceans, from the ice-filled waters of the Arctic to the remote coaling stations of the southern seas. It tells of the m i g h t y l ine of battleships and cruisers whose collision at Jutland resulted in the war's vastest engagement. It describes the revolutionary entry of the dreaded submarine onto the naval scene with the exploits of Kapitanleutnant Otto Weddingen 's U -9 a ga i ns t a trio of British cruisers in the North Sea. And it supplies a possible solution to one of the great maritime mysteries of all time - the baffling disappearance at sea of the collier Cyclops." Light edge wear, light wrinkling at to p/b ott om of sp ine, light rubbing, two tiny and one small corner bump. Dust jacket has chips and tears with old tape repairs, light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, crease down front flap. Very Good-/Fair 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HUTCHINSON DICTIONARY OF WORLD WAR I., Hogg, Ian Vernon.
155 Hogg, Ian Vernon. HUTCHINSON DICTIONARY OF WORLD WAR I.
Brockhampton, London, 1997. 
246 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1860195768 "Over 650 entries on what will always be 'The Great War', written by one of Britain's most experienced military authors, Ian Hogg, have been compiled. Included are: Places (Amiens, Ga llipoli); People (Allenby, Hindenburg); Battles (Cambrai, Marne); Weapons (Big Bertha, Mannlicher rifle); Equipment (Dreadnough class battleships, Fokker aircraft); History (Identity disc, conscription, cryptography); along with (b&w) maps, p h o t o g r a phs, tables, chronologies and quotes. Fine/Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE HUTCHINSON ATLAS OF BATTLE PLANS:  BEFORE AND AFTER., Holmes, Richard, ed.
156 Holmes, Richard, ed. THE HUTCHINSON ATLAS OF BATTLE PLANS: BEFORE AND AFTER.
Helicon, (Oxford, England, 1998), Ist edition. 
237 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. "This book contrasts battle plans with their actual outcome, from the Romans to World War II. Each in-depth battle essay is complemented by original maps, producing a fresh insight into important battles whi ch have, in many cases, dictated the course of history." 18 battles are featured including: Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Alamein, Crecy, Cambrai, Blitzkrieg, Waterloo, Balaclava, Gallipoli, Somme, the Bulge, Austerlitz, Isandlwana, Y p r e s . . . Very minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has 1/2" closed tear at bottom of rear hinge, very light edgewear. NF/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WESTERN FRONT.  ORDINARY SOLDIERS AND THE DEFINING BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I., Holmes, Richard.
157 Holmes, Richard. THE WESTERN FRONT. ORDINARY SOLDIERS AND THE DEFINING BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I.
TV Books, New York, 2000. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1575001470 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "The Western Front in World War I was the scene of devastating trench warfare and astonishing human loss: nearly 750,000 soldiers perished in the battles fought in France and Belgium from 1914 to 1918. (This book) traces the path those soldiers took, and presents the political, military, and human dilemmas of a bitter and bloody war. (It) takes us through the major and most costly battles of the Western Front, many of which garnered dubious gains at best, and all of which were won only with great human sacrifice. The first battle of Ypres was not only a scene of heavy Allied losses, but was dubbed by the Germ ans the 'Massacre of the Innocents'; Verdun was a scene of astonishing casualties, where the professed goal of the German commander was to bleed the French forces to death; the fighting in the trenches of the Somme - a battle of attrition tha t l a s t e d six months - proved a turning point for the morale of the British Army and 'the muddy grave of the German field Army, and of the confidence in the infallibility of German leadership'; while the long wearing slog toward Passchendaele w as pa ve d wi th inept leadership and mutinies in the French forces before dreadful conditions simply ground the battle to a halt. Portraying the Western Front in stark and moving terms, Holmes draws not only from current scholarship, but also fr om l ett ers w rit ten by the soldiers and the stories of the survivors themselves." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling, slight fading to color on spine. Very Good +/V er y Go od 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR: THE GERMAN INVASION OF FRANCE, 1870-1871., Howard, Michael.
158 Howard, Michael. THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR: THE GERMAN INVASION OF FRANCE, 1870-1871.
Dorset, New York, 1990. 
512 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0880294329 B&w maps. "The Franco-Prussian War was one of the most dramatic and decisive conflicts in the history of Europe. It transformed not only the states-system of the Continent, but t he whole climate of European moral and political thought. The overwhelming triumph of German military might, evoking general admiration and imitation, introduced an era of power politics which was to reach its disastrous climax in 1914." Cha p t e r h eadings: The Antagonists; The Outbreak; The First Disasters; The Army of the Rhine; The Army of Chalons; The Government of National Defence; Metz and Strasbourg; The Battles for Orleans; The Siege of Paris; Guerre a Outrance; The Peace; N ot es o n S ou rces; Select Bibliography; Index. Very minor soiling on fore-edge of text block, a few small faint liquid splash marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, slight fading t o s pin e c ol or . Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT) (THE 42nd REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Howard, Philip.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
159 Howard, Philip. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT) (THE 42nd REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1969, reprint. 
141 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520193 B&w photographs, reproductions. "The Royal Highlanders....the Gallant Forty-Two....The Germans christened them 'the ladies from hell'. Down the stormy centuries from Fontenoy to the Hook in Korea Britain's enemies have called them other less printable names. But when they were first raised as a police force to keep the peace in the turbulent and inaccessible Highlands, the locals nick-named them (in Gaelic, of course) the Black Watch. And the menacing name has stuck. Their old 'black' tartan has stuck too, and today is worn by imitators around the world from Tokyo to Trinidad. It was the first kilted regiment in the British army, the original ancestor of all the o ther famous regiments that were later raised in the Highlands. Until Waterloo Gaelic was the language of the Black Watch, and it is still spoken on occasions. They brought the bagpipes into the British army, because the Highlanders refused t o m a r c h without their pipes. In those early days they charged with claymore and dirk. Today they are fully motorized and mechanized for nuclear war. But the heart of the Black Watch is still Highland. The stern old regiment still keeps it s un i qu e tr ad itions. In the wild places of the world, in the most ferocious battles of the British army where victory was balanced on a bayonet point, the Black Watch has usually been there. And still today he is a man of lead whose imaginati on do es no t tin gl e when the hears the pipes play 'Hieland Laddie' (pipe score at rear of book), and sees the long lines of kilts swinging jauntily down the hill." Faint cigarette odor, minor edge wear, minor browning on spine. Dust jacket is pric e c lipp ed , ha s li ght edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few very small edge tears, moderate browning on spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
160 Hoyt, Edwin P. U-BOATS OFFSHORE: WHEN HITLER STRUCK AMERICA.
New York Stein and Day 1978 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
263 ppt. The story of what happened in the early days of World War II when Nazi U-boats were sent against the east coast of America. German U-boats were sinking shipping faster than it could be built. They were finally driven away from the American shore by the autumn of 1943. B&w photographs, maps and diagrams. Very light remainder spray on bottom of text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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