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161 Duncan, N.W., Major-General. PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I AND II. AFV 15.
Windsor Profile Publications Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
Unpaginated (approx. 24 pp.), 9 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 4 pages of color illustrations including divisional signs. Contents: Panzerkampfwagen I and II; Landwirtschaftlicher Schlepper (La S ); PZ KPFW IA (SD KFZ 101); PZ KPFW IB (SD KFZ 101); Kleiner Panzer Befehlswagen (SD KFZ 265); PZ KPFW IC (VK 601); VK 1801 (PZ KPFW ID); PZ KPFW II - The First Models; PZ KPFW II A, B and C; PZ KPFW II D and E; Flammpanzer II (SDKFZ 122); PZ KPFW II F; PZ KPFW II L (SDKFZ 123) "Luchs" (Lynx); Leopard (VK 1602); PZ KPFW II - Amphibious; PZ KPFW I and II in Other Roles; Wespe; The Panzer Divisions (by Duncan Crow); Table of Tank Details - Pz Kpfw I and II. Interior - previous owners small stamp on inside of front cover with slight offset on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft bump at top of spine area, very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
IN GREAT WATERS:  THE EPIC STORY OF THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC., Dunmore, Spencer.
162 Dunmore, Spencer. IN GREAT WATERS: THE EPIC STORY OF THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1999), Ist printing. 
342 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771029292 B&w photographs. "It was probably the most important battle of the Second World War. The German attempt to stem the vital trans-Atlantic flow of men and supplies to Britian would cost the Allies more than 2,600 merchant ships, 30,000 merchant seamen's lives, 5,000 aircrew, and about 2,500 aircraft. The battle ranged across the ocean: from the waters of the St. Lawrence, throught the treacherous open sea of the North Atlantic, to the fjords of Norway and the Bay of Biscay. Spencer Dunmore traces the complete history of the Battle of the Atlantic, giving equal time to all aspects of the conflict: in the air, on the water, and below its surface...tells the story from the perspective of both sides, and includes the first-hand accounts of individual participants, both Allied and German..." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, remainder mark on bottom of texblock (and at bottom of rear flap on DJ). Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WINGS FOR VICTORY:  THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN IN CANADA., Dunmore, Spencer.
163 Dunmore, Spencer. WINGS FOR VICTORY: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN IN CANADA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1994 0771029276 / 9780771029271 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
399 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Full of personal anecdotes, (this) is the story of the BCATP (British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and of the politicians who negotiated it into existence, of the officers and airmen of the RCAF and the RAF, and of the many civilians who made it work day by day. Above all, it is the story of the young men who entered the scheme as clerks and farmers, students and salesmen, and graduated as pilots, navigators, air gunners, air bombers, and flight engineers." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny wrinkle at top of hinges. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WINGS FOR VICTORY:  THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN IN CANADA., Dunmore, Spencer.
164 Dunmore, Spencer. WINGS FOR VICTORY: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN IN CANADA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1994 0771029276 / 9780771029271 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
399 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Full of personal anecdotes, (this) is the story of the BCATP (British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and of the politicians who negotiated it into existence, of the officers and airmen of the RCAF and the RAF, and of the many civilians who made it work day by day. Above all, it is the story of the young men who entered the scheme as clerks and farmers, students and salesmen, and graduated as pilots, navigators, air gunners, air bombers, and flight engineers." Light cigarette odour, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling - tiny tear and light wear at bottom of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
165 Durnford-Slater, John, Brigadier. COMMANDO: MEMOIRS OF A FIGHTING COMMANDO IN WORLD WAR TWO.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1991 1557501254 / 9781557501257 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
222 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, photographs. "John Durnford-Slater, who raised and trained the first commando unit in 1940, became an outstanding and individualistic Commando leader. He led it into action in dangerous and exciting exploits that have made the Commandos world famous - (his) exciting and forthright memoirs tell not only of the heroism and the dangers they faced but evoke both the grim and the occasional light-hearted sides to war. This is a story of warfare by one who was there; a remarkable fighting man's own remarkable story." Contents: Preface; "The Hunter Class"; Guernsey; Learning from Mistakes; Lofoten; Largs; Vaagso; Dieppe; Weymouth and Gibraltar; L'Afrique du Nord; Sicily; Italy; Planning for D-Day; The Second Front; And so to Germany. Small area of waviness in margin of pages 133-136, pages browning lightly, very light cigarette odor, fore-edge and top edge of textblock browned, small bump at bottom of spine and front hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, creasing at bottom edge of spine and front panel - light elswhere, light rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
COMMANDO: MEMOIRS OF A FIGHTING COMMANDO IN WORLD WAR TWO., Durnford-Slater, John, Brigadier.
166 Durnford-Slater, John, Brigadier. COMMANDO: MEMOIRS OF A FIGHTING COMMANDO IN WORLD WAR TWO.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1991 1557501254 / 9781557501257 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
222 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, photographs. "John Durnford-Slater, who raised and trained the first commando unit in 1940, became an outstanding and individualistic Commando leader. He led it into action in dangerous and exciting exploits that have made the Commandos world famous - (his) exciting and forthright memoirs tell not only of the heroism and the dangers they faced but evoke both the grim and the occasional light-hearted sides to war. This is a story of warfare by one who was there; a remarkable fighting man's own remarkable story." Contents: Preface; "The Hunter Class"; Guernsey; Learning from Mistakes; Lofoten; Largs; Vaagso; Dieppe; Weymouth and Gibraltar; L'Afrique du Nord; Sicily; Italy; Planning for D-Day; The Second Front; And so to Germany. Very light browning to pages and edges of text block, tiny bump to top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing to rear panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
167 Easton, Alan. Foreword by Rear-Admiral K.L. Dyer. 50 NORTH: AN ATLANTIC BATTLEGROUND. (CANADA'S ATLANTIC BATTLEGROUND.)
Toronto Ryerson Press 1963 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
287 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Archie Whelan / This describes a very different / environment in which you / & I worked together, but I / hope you'll like reading about it. / Your old friend / Alan Easton. / March 1963." B&w illustrations. "In this exciting book, Lieutenant-Commander Alan Easton of the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve tells of his experiences during the Second World War. The first ship he commanded was a corvette with faulty engines. His second corvette saw convoy action and battled both German U-boats and bad weather. Then Easton was given command of a destroyer which saw action in the English Channel on the day of the Normandy invasion. Easton gives a thrilling and detailed account of this successful naval engagement. But '50 North' is as much concerned with everyday life on board small warships as it is with the Atlantic battle as a whole. For this reason (it) is the first Canadian book of its kind. Easton is able to portray with vividness the seamen under him, their minor quarrels as well as the more important problems which occasionally develop between the crew and the commanding officers." Very light browning to edges of text block, small bump to top of front hinge, minor erinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has old tape repairs for large and small tears with creases, a few small edge chips, light browning, rubbing and soiling - mainly on rear panel, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS., Edwards, Bernard.
168 Edwards, Bernard. DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199275 / 9781860199271 Reprint. Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The U-boat, the submarine of the German Navy, was a hidden predator, which would steal up on its prey out of sight beneath the waves. The tactics were much like the wild wolf of the forest, whose grey camouflage would keep it out of sight until it chose to attack. Just as the wolf was even more effective when it roamed in groups, cornering its quarry before catching it, so Admiral Karl Donitz chose to use the grey hulls of his submarines in packs - 'wolf packs'. This simple yet stunningly successful tactic came very close to winning the Battle of the Atlantic and inflicted huge losses of Allied merchant and naval vessels and their crews. With the packs dispersing after an attack as quickly as they had gathered for it, defence against the strategy was fraught with difficulty and only the U-boats' inability to wage their warfare without surfacing gave the Allies a chance of fighting back. In this empathetic and deeply researched volume, (the author) delves beneath the myths and legends of submarinal action and convoy protection to discuss the realities of wolf pack deployment. He explains what caused Donitz to employ the plan and how close his scheme came to destroying Allied resistance. It is an account of a remarkable naval tactic, cunningly used with great brutality by men who themselves withstood awesome deprivation, securing the adulation of their nation." Edge crease at top corner of last two pages, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SALVO!  CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS., Edwards, Bernard.
169 Edwards, Bernard. SALVO! CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199593 / 9781860199592 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Fine 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(T)he theme of this new study (is) the hard-fought ship-to-ship battles where the gun was all-important, and where salvo after salvo were fired by the protagonists at all ranges from maximum elevation and distance to virtual open sights point-blank actions. (The author) skilfully sets the scene for each action, explaining the background to the naval war at the time as well as that of the individual ships involved before retelling the stirring and dramatic story of each actual clash." Contents: Introduction; Yalu River; Heligoland Bight; Carmania and Cap Trafalgar; Emden and Sydney; Falkland Islands; Dogger Bank; Konigsberg; The Destroyers; Rawalpindi and Scharnhorst; Renown and Gneisenau; Cape Matapan; Kormoran and Sydney; Java Sea; Savo Island; Stephen Hopkins and Stier; Guadalcanal; Barents Sea; Surigao Strait; Bibliography; Index. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SALVO!  CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS., Edwards, Bernard.
170 Edwards, Bernard. SALVO! CLASSIC NAVAL GUN ACTIONS.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199593 / 9781860199592 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(T)he theme of this new study (is) the hard-fought ship-to-ship battles where the gun was all-important, and where salvo after salvo were fired by the protagonists at all ranges from maximum elevation and distance to virtual open sights point-blank actions. (The author) skilfully sets the scene for each action, explaining the background to the naval war at the time as well as that of the individual ships involved before retelling the stirring and dramatic story of each actual clash." Contents: Introduction; Yalu River; Heligoland Bight; Carmania and Cap Trafalgar; Emden and Sydney; Falkland Islands; Dogger Bank; Konigsberg; The Destroyers; Rawalpindi and Scharnhorst; Renown and Gneisenau; Cape Matapan; Kormoran and Sydney; Java Sea; Savo Island; Stephen Hopkins and Stier; Guadalcanal; Barents Sea; Surigao Strait; Bibliography; Index. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor faint line rub on front panel. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
ON THE FRONT LINES:  THE EXPERIENCE OF WAR THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ALLIED SOLDIERS IN WORLD WAR II., Ellis, John.
171 Ellis, John. ON THE FRONT LINES: THE EXPERIENCE OF WAR THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ALLIED SOLDIERS IN WORLD WAR II.
John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1991. 
380 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0471551481 "....paints a compelling portrait of life at the front in World War II. Balancing oral accounts of the Allied soldiers who served in Europe, Africa, and the Pacific with penentrating historica l analysis, the book describes the emotional and physical toil of military life in wartime. Historian John Ellis reveals the adrenaline rush of facing death in combat, the psychological effect of casualties and battle fatigue, the tedium a n d m o n o t o ny of months in the trenches. From training and combat to discipline and morale, 'On the Front Lines' illuminates the experience of war as no book has before." Interior - previous owner's embossed stamp on first and last page, one v er y s ma ll c or ne r crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases at top corner of front cover, minor rubbing, light wear at top og rear hinge. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
172 Ellis, John. THE SHARP END OF WAR: THE FIGHTING MAN IN WORLD WAR II.
Corgi, London, 1982. 
410 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0552119024 B&w photographs. "....shows graphically what combat was like for the ordinary soldiers of World War II - the men at 'the sharp end'. In a sobering account, the men themselves tell of danger and depr ivation, courage and fear, and what John Ellis believes enabled them to survive - their enormous loyalty to each other." Contents: Introduction and Training; The Physical Setting; Combat: Infantry; Combat: Artillery and Armour; Casualties ; D i s c i p l i ne and Morale; Relaxation; Attitudes; Notes and References; Appendix - Army Battle Casualties by Country; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, spine sligh tl y c on ca ve w it h li ght crease. VG 
Price: 9.50 USD
 
 
SHADOW OF HEAVEN: THE LIFE OF LESTER PEARSON.  VOLUME ONE: 1897-1948., English, John.
173 English, John. SHADOW OF HEAVEN: THE LIFE OF LESTER PEARSON. VOLUME ONE: 1897-1948.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886191653 / 9780886191658 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
414 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Lester Pearson - Canada's 14th prime minister, and foremost diplomat - was a man of deep and passionate convictions. His vision of Canada as a force for international peace, mediation, and good will helped redefine our view of ourselves. But how did this seemingly mild and easy-going man develop such a powerful and unswerving vision - and how did he win the political clout to put his beliefs into practice? In this formidable and fascinating first volume, John English casts new light on the private and publice life of this remarkable Canadian." Very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
VICTORY IN THE ST. LAWRENCE:  CANADA'S UNKNOWN WAR., Essex, James W.
174 Essex, James W. VICTORY IN THE ST. LAWRENCE: CANADA'S UNKNOWN WAR.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1984 0919822568 / 9780919822566 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H. Map endpapers (showing locations of ships torpedoed in Gulf and River of St. Lawrence and Canada's Coastal Waters), b&w photographs, drawings. "The sailor next to me reached into his topcoat pocket and hurriedly proferred a crumpled photograph. I recognized it as the military funeral of 1942 at the tiny Anglican Church just down the road. It was the burial of a seaman from the HMCS 'Charlottetown', one of several who had been rescued, only to die of wounds later. He was killed in Canada by the Nazis. This book in a real sense, then, is his story and the story of hundreds of others who perished because of the German U-boats in the St. Lawrence. As Cmdr. George Bernard, Naval Officer in Command, Gaspe from 1943 to the war's end said in later years: 'In 1942, marauding U-Boats entered the Gulf of St. Lawrence and did a great deal of damage. They roamed the Gulf and River St. Lawrence at will and were seldom opposed. They sank Canadian warships and valuable merchant vessels almost with impunity.' According to Bernard, it was for this reason that Canadian authorities played down the episode. They were prepared to accept the consequences because warships which might have attacked the U-boats invading our inland waters were wanted more urgently elsewhere. This was 'Victory in the St. Lawrence' - initially for the German U-boat: Canada's turn would come next. But what happened to both remained locked in the memories of the participants only now being revealed long years after the war ended. This was 'Canada's Unknown War'." Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THERE ONCE WAS A WAR: THE COLLECTED COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY OF WORLD WAR II.  FEATURING THE JEFFREY ETHELL COLLECTION OF WORLD WAR II COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY., Ethell, Jeffrey, editor.  Text by General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager and Colonel Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson.
175 Ethell, Jeffrey, editor. Text by General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager and Colonel Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson. THERE ONCE WAS A WAR: THE COLLECTED COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY OF WORLD WAR II. FEATURING THE JEFFREY ETHELL COLLECTION OF WORLD WAR II COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY.
Viking Studio, New York, 1995, first edition. 
224 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670860441 "The most important historical event of the 20th century was a war that seemed to be fought in black-and-white. Our collective memory of the years 1941-1945 exists in monochrome, because that was the way most of us saw it - and continue to see it - in the films and still pictures of the day. Color film for motion pictures and still cameras was readily available then, but was not in wide use because of its fragility and t h e difficulties of developing it. But there were enough hardy photographic pioneers around in 1941 to take the new color film to war, and their pictures, surviving beautifully to this day, show us a very different world than the one we see in o ld n ew sreels. At first glance these images are a bit startling; we are not used to seeing the people, places, and events of the early 1940s in living color. But in due time these pictures seem utterly right, and in fact bring World War II int o mor e r eco gnizable form, more comfortable for modern eyes. Here, then, is a colorful recollection of World War II in over 200 photographs taken, for the most part, by amateur lensmen - ordinary soldiers, sailors, and airmen who wanted to record a nd p rese rve their time in the largest conflict in world history." Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
176 Evans, David. Foreword by Rt. Hon. Sir Tasker Watkins, VC. A GUIDE TO THE BEACHES AND BATTLEFIELDS OF NORMANDY.
London Michael Joseph 1994 0718138007 / 9780718138004 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
187 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions, cartoons. "(P)rovides both an accessible background to the momentous events of 6 June 1944 as well as a complete guide to each and every town, village, beach, battery and cemetery that figured in the battle. (C)ontains a wealth of detail that charts the heroism, poignancy and tragedy of events that were to alter the course of history. With stories, poems and illustrations, David Evans pays a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives as the price of victory. Accompanied by photographs, maps and drawings, this guide is aimed primarily at the thousands of veterans, relatives and tourists who visit Normandy each year, but it will also be an endless source of (information) to those who wish to recall the details and monuments of the battle in the comfort of their own homes." Dust jacket has light to moderate top edge wrinkling, very minor dint to rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A GUIDE TO THE BEACHES AND BATTLEFIELDS OF NORMANDY., Evans, David.  Foreword by Rt. Hon. Sir Tasker Watkins, VC.
177 Evans, David. Foreword by Rt. Hon. Sir Tasker Watkins, VC. A GUIDE TO THE BEACHES AND BATTLEFIELDS OF NORMANDY.
London Michael Joseph 1994 0718138007 / 9780718138004 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
187 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions, cartoons. "(P)rovides both an accessible background to the momentous events of 6 June 1944 as well as a complete guide to each and every town, village, beach, battery and cemetery that figured in the battle. (C)ontains a wealth of detail that charts the heroism, poignancy and tragedy of events that were to alter the course of history. With stories, poems and illustrations, David Evans pays a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives as the price of victory. Accompanied by photographs, maps and drawings, this guide is aimed primarily at the thousands of veterans, relatives and tourists who visit Normandy each year, but it will also be an endless source of (information) to those who wish to recall the details and monuments of the battle in the comfort of their own homes." Light wrinkling at top of rear hinge, slight toning to bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, minor toning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WE KILLED DARLAN: ALGIERS 1942.  A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE FRENCH RESISTANCE IN NORTH AFRICA, 1940-1942., Faivre, Mario.  Translated by Douglas W. Alden.
178 Faivre, Mario. Translated by Douglas W. Alden. WE KILLED DARLAN: ALGIERS 1942. A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE FRENCH RESISTANCE IN NORTH AFRICA, 1940-1942.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, Kansas, 1999. 
200 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897452348 B&w photographs. "Faivre's story is an exciting day-by-day account of his wartime adventure, as an 18-year-old French youth, during the American invasion of North Africa. Douglas Alden has pr esented the action as Faivre originally recorded it. Professor Alden stated in his notes: 'This is definitely history but is better than history since it reads very much like fiction...'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous owner s h i p m a r k s. Exterior - minor edge wear. Near Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE LEATHERNECK BOYS: A PFC AT THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL., Farrington, Arthur C.
179 Farrington, Arthur C. THE LEATHERNECK BOYS: A PFC AT THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, Kansas, 1995. 
183 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897451805 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. The personal reminiscences of a young Marine who "served with the 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal, New Guinea, New Britain, and Peleliu." Interior - clean a nd tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book lightly cocked, laminate and slight surface paper loss on rear cover due to sticker removal. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
180 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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TICKET TO HELL VIA DIEPPE: FROM A PRISONER'S WARTIME LOG 1942-1945., Prouse, A. Robert.
TICKET TO HELL VIA DIEPPE: FROM A PRISONER'S WARTIME LOG 1942-1945.
Prouse, A. Robert.
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