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DAWSON'S ARMY.  FROM LIBYA TO THE LEBANON: MEMORIES OF A SOLDIER-ARTIST IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Dawson, Eric.  Foreword by Ian G. Robertson.
181 Dawson, Eric. Foreword by Ian G. Robertson. DAWSON'S ARMY. FROM LIBYA TO THE LEBANON: MEMORIES OF A SOLDIER-ARTIST IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
National Army Museum, London, 1992. 
59 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0901721263 Colour and b&w illustrations, map. "Published to coincide with the Special Exhibition of the artist's watercolours and drawings held at the National Army Museum to commemorate the Desert Campaign of 1940 to 1943 and opening in 1992, the fiftieth anniversary year of the Battle of El Alamein." "Complementing his highly popular paintings of the North African campaign of 1940-2, here is Eric Dawson's own account of the stories behind the p i c t u r e s . This entertaining book details his Wartime career and the doings of his fellow soldiers both on campaign and on leave in Cairo. Amusing but modest, he reveals a perceptive mind behind the artist's eye. As he said himself, his w o rk w as ' .. .. th e observation of ordinary people caught up in their military duties and of the actions in which I had myself been involved'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, small soft co rne r c rea se on fro nt co ver. Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 136 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  SUMMER 1965.  VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1., Dean, Donald W., editor.
182 Dean, Donald W., editor. WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY: LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 136 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA. SUMMER 1965. VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1.
Washington, D.C. American Aviation Publications 1965 Soft Cover Very Good 
1154 pp, 7 1/2" H. Title page states: Volume 28, Number 1, but on spine is printed "No. 51". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc." with advertisement for their business in the directory. Some pictorial advertising with the occasional touch of color, attached bookmark advertising Curtiss Wright, six page black/white/blue advertisement for Allen Aircraft Radio, Inc. (AAR), including fold-out. 3-fold pamphlet "Corrected Pages for Index of Companies and Organizations" laid in. Contents include: U.S. Air Carriers; U.S. Interstate & Other Scheduled Carriers; Air Freight Forwarders; Air Taxi Operators; Foreign Manufacturers' Offices in North America; Foreign Offices of U.S. Manufacturers; Primary Aircraft Manufacturers; Simulator & Trainer Manufacturers; Manufacturers & Distributors of Equipment; Buyers Guide; Aviation Fuel & Oil Companies; Aviation Insurance, Credit & Financing; U.S. Army Contract Flight Schools; Airline Training Schools; Aviation Organizations, Associations & Nonprofit Groups; Aviation Labor Organizations; U.S. Government Agencies; International Organizations; Canada; Foreign Countries; Index of Personnel; Index of Advertisers, etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wrinkling on spine, minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one very small corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 145 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  WINTER 1966-67.  VOLUME 27, NUMBER 2., Dean, Donald W., editor.
183 Dean, Donald W., editor. WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY: LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 145 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA. WINTER 1966-67. VOLUME 27, NUMBER 2.
Washington, D.C. American Aviation Publications 1967 Soft Cover Very Good 
1318 pp, 7 5/8" H. Title page states: Volume 27, Number 2, but on spine is printed "No. 54". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc.". Some pictorial advertising with the occasional touch of color, attached bookmarks advertising Curtiss Wright and U.S. Gear, advertisement for Airwork has slim fold-out section. Covers: Air Carriers, Aircraft-Engines-Systems Manufacturers; Buyers Guide, Aviation Fuel & Oil Companies; U.S. Terminal Airports/Non-Terminal Airports; Airline Training Schools; U.S. Government Agencies; Airport Commissions; International Organizations; Canada; Foreign Countries; Personnel; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light rubbing and a few soft creases on rear cover, light wrinkling at top of spine, spine is concave. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 147 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  WINTER 1967-68.  VOLUME 28, NUMBER 2., Dean, Donald W., editor.
184 Dean, Donald W., editor. WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY: LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 147 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA. WINTER 1967-68. VOLUME 28, NUMBER 2.
Washington, D.C. American Aviation Publications 1968 Soft Cover Very Good 
1322 pp, 7 1/2" H. Title page states: Volume 28, Number 2, but on spine is printed "No. 56". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc." with advertisement for their business in the directory. Some pictorial advertising with the some touches of color, two attached bookmarks advertising: 1. Curtiss Wright and 2. Trodyne Corporation. Advertisement for Airwork has slim fold-out section. Covers: Air Carriers, Aircraft-Engines-Systems Manufacturers; Buyers Guide, Aviation Fuel & Oil Companies; U.S. Terminal Airports/Non-Terminal Airports; Airline Training Schols; U.S. Government Agencies; Airport Commissions; International Organizations; Canada; Foreign Countries; Personnel; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, very minor edge wear, large corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TRUE STORIES:  NEW BRUNSWICKERS AT WAR!, Dearborn, Dorothy.
185 Dearborn, Dorothy. TRUE STORIES: NEW BRUNSWICKERS AT WAR!
Saint John, NB Neptune Publishing 1997 1896270123 / 9781896270128 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good- Carol Taylor. 
159 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w drawings, photographs of medals. Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; Behind Enemy Lines; A 'Freewoman of Hampton'; Among the Navy's finest; Albert Hanley quietly went about his job; James Good; Milton Fowler Gregg; Cyrus Peck; The story of an 'ordinary' soldier; The Military McLeans; One of Carleton & York's finest; The Three Jacks; Clergy in the battlefield; A gala ceremony in Fredricton; Pilots of the First World War were famous; Sometimes I find myself waiting; Fredericton Wing Commander takes squadron on North Sea sub chase; A Zest for Life; As a bomber pilot you had to be lucky; Medals and Ribbons (The Victoria Cross / Distinguished Service Cross / Distinguished Service Order / Military Cross / Distinguished Conduct Medal / Military Medal / Distinguished Flying Cross / Air Force Cross / Distinguished Flying Medal / British Empire Medal). Interior - small oval decorative label at top of title page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling/rubbing, small soft corner creases, minor soiling to bottom of textblock, waviness to book - has not been damp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
186 Delve, Ken. D-DAY: THE AIR BATTLE.
Ramsbury Crowood Press 2004 1861267045 / 9781861267047 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. "6 June 1944 saw the Allied invasion of occupied Europe - one of the riskiest military operations of World War Two. The part played by air power in the success of the operation was crucial. This was the greatest concentration of striking power ever seen: 12,000 combat aircraft. Fighter-bombers such as the P-47 Thunderbolt and Hawker Typhoon bombed, strafed and rocketed tactical targets with great accuracy, while strategic bombers, escorted by hundreds of fighters, targeted bridges, marshalling yards, coastal guns and military stores. Other aircraft flew sophisticated decoy operations and hundreds of transports dropped paratroops or released gliders. In this, the only full-length book on the subject, Ken Delve examines the air campaign from the pre-invasion bombing strategy that prepared the battlefield to the massive air effort that accompanied the actual assault and the air umbrella during the vital weeks following the landings. Originally published in 1994, (it) has been substantially enlarged, re-illustrated and completely reset (providing) comprehensive coverage of this vital air campaign." Small bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
187 Dempsey, Hugh A. TREASURES OF THE GLENBOW MUSEUM.
Calgary, Alberta Glenbow-Alberta Institute 1991 1895379008 / 9781895379006 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
200 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "(P)rovides a glimpse into the vast collections of the museum and tells the stories of their origin and acquisition. From 1954 to 1966, Glenbow was the pride of Eric L. Harvie, Calgary philanthropist. During those years, he brought priceless objects from all parts of the world, while his staff concentrated on collecting western Canadian artifacts. Since then, Glenbow has added significantly to its collections and has gained international acclaim for its exhibitions and museum programs." Very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PRAGUE.  GREAT CENTERS OF ART SERIES., Denkstein, Vladimir and Kotalik, Jiri, edited and with an introduction by.   Jarmila Brozova, Jarmila Jindrova, Emanuel Poche, Jaromir Neumann, Jan Durdik, Emma Urbankova.
188 Denkstein, Vladimir and Kotalik, Jiri, edited and with an introduction by. Jarmila Brozova, Jarmila Jindrova, Emanuel Poche, Jaromir Neumann, Jan Durdik, Emma Urbankova. PRAGUE. GREAT CENTERS OF ART SERIES.
Montclair, N.J. Abner Schram 1979 0839002254 / 9780839002253 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
252 pp, 13 1/2" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, pictorial endpapers. In publisher's original plain cardboard slipcase. B&w and colour reproductions. "(A) stunning exhibition of the city's mag-nificent art treasures. Compiled by the directors of Prague's National Museum and National Gallery, this important and eye-filling work is a rich cornucopia which art historians, students of central Europe, and travelers to the historic city may sample with profit and pleasure. Itself an art treasure with its ancient buildings, historic monuments, and panoramic views, 'the city of a hundred towers' is home to notable collections of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and objects d'art dating from Charles IV and even earlier. Reflecting Prague's position at the heart of Europe along centuries-old trade routes, these collections encompass the continent's many schools of art, architecture, and handicrafts and repre-sent a distillation of Prague's turbulent thousand-year history. Modern scholarship, including some extraordinary scholarly detective work on the Prague Castle Gallery collection, has uncovered, restored, and made available to experts and public alike many little-known treasures. Equally impressive are collections of early art, coins, astronomical instruments, and Bohemian and modern Czechoslovak glass and porcelain. History of church and state can be glimpsed in the art of stone-cutters, goldsmith and silversmiths, weavers and embroiderers, and masters of illuminated manu-scripts." Contents: Introduction; National Museum; National Gallery; Museum of Decorative Arts; Museum of the City of Prague; Treasury of St. Vitus' Cathedral; Prague Castle Gallery; State Jewish Museum; Military Museum; Illuminated Manuscripts in Prague Libraries. Slight toning to edges of text block, light toning in margins of illustration pages. Dust jacket has a small faint water mark at the bottom of the spine, very light browning at edges, very small stain on rear panel. Slipcase has minor edge wear, light browning at edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA: COLLECTING PRINT AND MANUSCRIPT., Denney, A.H. (Anthony).
189 Denney, A.H. (Anthony). MILITARIA: COLLECTING PRINT AND MANUSCRIPT.
Balfour, Huntingdon, 1973, first edition. 
96 pp, 9 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Military Postal History; The Picture Postcard; Books; Letters, Diaries, Personal Documents and Photographs; N ewspapers; Prints; Stamps; Paper Money, Posters and Leaflets; Music, Concerts, Menus and Souvenirs; Notes on the Illustrations; Notes on Campaigns from 1809 to 1913; Some Useful Books and Addresses. Light cigarette odor, slight browning to e n d p a p e r s, slight fading to top edge of boards, very light browning to top of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear, two small tears (one with crease) archivally taped, light rubbing, tiny scuff on re ar p an el , br ow ning on spine and top inside edge. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, CANADA, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1941 / DITTO, MARCH 31, 1942 / DITTO, MARCH 31, 1943 / DITTO, MARCH 31, 1944.  4 VOLUMES IN TOTAL., Department of National Defence, Canada.  J.L. Ralston, C.G. Power, Angus L. MacDonald, et al.
190 Department of National Defence, Canada. J.L. Ralston, C.G. Power, Angus L. MacDonald, et al. REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, CANADA, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1941 / DITTO, MARCH 31, 1942 / DITTO, MARCH 31, 1943 / DITTO, MARCH 31, 1944. 4 VOLUMES IN TOTAL.
Ottawa Department of National Defence / Edmond Cloutier, Printer. 1941 Stapled in Wraps Very Good- 
39 pp, 48 pp, 58 pp, 74 pp - 9 3/4" H, 4 volumes in blue paper wraps, each with the signature of C.P. Stacey (respected Canadian historian/author) at top right corner. He has also made a few notations. Contents - 1. General Administration (Report of the Assistant Deputy Minister / ditto Director of Contracts / Ditto Judge Advocate General / Ditto Chief Treasury Officer); Navy, Army and Air Force (Report of the Naval Service / Ditto Canadian Army / Ditto Royal Canadian Air Force); Dependents' Allowance Board. 2. Naval Service; Canadian Army; Royal Canadian Air Force; Judge Advocate-General; Dependents' Allowance Board; Dependents' Board of Trustees; Real Estate Adviser; Estates Branch; Contracts Branch; Printing and Stationery; Central Registry; Civilian Personnel; Chief Treasury Officer - Financial Statements. 3. Navy; Army; Air; Judge Advocate General; Dependents' Allowance Board; The Dependents' Board of Trustees; Real Estate Adviser's Branch; Estates Branch; Branch of the Director of Contracts; Printing and Stationery Branch; Civilian Personnel (Naval, Army and Air Services); Financial Statements (Naval, Army and Air Services). 4. Navy; Army; Air; Judge Advocate General; Dependents' Allowance Board; The Dependents' Board of Trustees; Real Estate Adviser's Branch; Estates Branch; Printing and Stationery Branch; Civilian Personnel (Naval, Army and Air Services); Financial Statements (Naval, Army and Air Services). Interiors - small bump/crease at top corner of pages in all 4 volumes. Exteriors - small bump at top corner of covers on all 4 volumes, 2 volumes with a very small ink mark and one with a small scuff on front hinge area, light fading to spine/hinges colour, light edge wear at top/bottom of spines, light browning to edges of text blocks. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
CHINA ATTACKS:  A NOVEL.  SECOND EDITION., DeVore, Chuck and Mosher, Steven W.  (De Vore.)
191 DeVore, Chuck and Mosher, Steven W. (De Vore.) CHINA ATTACKS: A NOVEL. SECOND EDITION.
Infinity, Haverford, PA, 2001, 2nd edition. 
415 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0741404303 "...exciting, entertaining, and informative, while exploring the international politics that may be leading the world to war. The story describes how America and China plan to use their military capabilities against each other. Read this riveting scenario of catastrophic conflict, as these superpowers collide over the island nation of Taiwan. Bookstores in Tawiwan and Hong Kong are selling Chinese translations of the book...." I n t e r i o r - first page has large soft corner crease and wrinkling/three tiny tears at fore-edge (archivally taped), otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly cocked, large corner crease on front cover, s li gh t sm al l cu r l to corners of covers. VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
DEFENCE OF THE NATION., Dewar, Michael.
192 Dewar, Michael. DEFENCE OF THE NATION.
Arms & Armour, London, 1989, first edition. 
144 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0853688362 B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "In this carefully structured explanatory volume, the author charts the history of the defence of Britain and the threats it has faced, befo re discussing the constituents of home defence policy, from the role of the armed forces, reservist units, police and local government, to the warning and monitory systems available, the means by which key points would be protected and the t r a i n i n g undertaken by those involved to maintain a state of readiness. As we enter an era where many previously perceived threats are thought to be reducing, the need for vigilance and preparation has not yet been removed. Whether, as has b ee n pr op os ed , f uture home defence practices become interwoven with an all hazards approach to the subject - where defence facilities could switch to non military emergencies and disasters - or the status quo is maintained, the protection of th e c ou ntr y a nd its p eo ple should be studied outside the boundaries of political debate and beyond biased viewpoints. This volume will benefit reasoned discussion and advance knowledge of this crucial subject." Very light wrinkling at top /bot tom of spin e, s lig ht w avi nes s to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has very light browning at edges, light to moderate edge wrinkling, light rubbing to panels. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
193 Doggett, Frank. CIGARETTE CARDS AND NOVELTIES.
Michael Joseph, (London, 1981). 
96 pp, 4to (11 5/16" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w examples. "Cigarette cards, introduced in the 1870s and immensely popular until the Second World War, provide a richly illustrated history of the period. With real artistic merit they showed heroes of sport and war; stars of stage, screen and radio; classic cars; and many other images. During their golden age, card, albums and novelties were collected avidly, and these fascinating brand advertisements are still items of great interest to many thousands of collectors throughout the world. Many of us will remember the joy of searching in packets for the card to complete the set. This book brings back all the splendours of that time." Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - book slightly cocked and twisted, heavy bump to spine/front hinge causing tear which migrates through the majority of pages in gutter area, several small scuffs on front cover in general area of spine tear, soft creases at rear cover corners. Good reference copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
194 Dollinger, Hans. THE DECLINE AND FALL OF NAZI GERMANY AND IMPERIAL JAPAN: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OFTHE FINAL DAYS OF WORLD WAR II.
Bonanza, New York, (1967). 
432 pp., 4to., later printing, HC/DJ. A completely objective account in picture and prose of the deciding final days of World War II in Europe and the Pacific; together with first-hand accounts, messages, diary entries, letters and papes of world l eaders and eye-witnesses. Profusely illustrated with photos and maps. Top corner bumped. NF/NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
195 Dorling, H., Captain. BRITISH AND FOREIGN RIBBONS: NAVAL, MILITARY, AIR FORCE AND CIVIL.
London George Philip & Son. 1946 Soft Cover Very Good 
8 pp of text + XVII color plates, 7 1/4" H, stapled in wraps. Contents: The Order in Which Orders, Decorations, Medals and the Ribbons Appertaining Thereto, Are to be Worn - British Orders, Decorations and Medals - Foreign Orders, Decorations, Medals - Medals awarded by Societies; Color Plates; Index. Interior - previous owner's name at top of first page, very light browning to inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, one tiny corner crease, a few very tiny scuffs. 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
196 Dorn, Gunter and Engelmann, Joachim. THE CAVALRY REGIMENTS OF FREDERICK THE GREAT, 1756-1763.
Schiffer, West Chester, Pennsylvannia, (1989), Ist American edition. 
160 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. Marble endpapers, 70 color plates showing uniform details. "...presents 70 colorful, large-format drawings of all cavalry regiments of the great King. The extensive text about all the regiments was written by Joachim Engelmann...shows the cuirassier, dragoon and hussar regiments with great precision of detail and authentic uniform colors in Dorn's splendid drawings. The most important events and the commanders of each regiment, plus an index of perso ns, a statement of battle uses, and a list of the geographical division of the regiments make this volume an excellent reference work for military scholars, historians, uniform researchers, model soldier collectors, cavalry fans and the m a n y f r i e n d s of Prussia..." Very slight bump to two corners, and light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light crease on rear flap, minor rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
THE NEW ZEALAND ARMY:  A BIBLIOGRAPHY., Dornbusch, C.E., compiler.
197 Dornbusch, C.E., compiler. THE NEW ZEALAND ARMY: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Hope Farm Press, Corwallville, N.Y., 1961, from an edition of 300 copies. 
116 pp, 9" H, soft cover. Contents: The New Zealand Army - Reference works, General works; Conscription; Defence of New Zealand; Manuals for training; Medals; Military cemeteries and memorials; Periodicals; Regimental histories; Veterans; The Maor i wars - Participation of the British army; South African war - The Contingents; World War I; World War II; Korean Conflict; Reference works; Index. Interior - soft bump/curl to top corner of textblock, slight curl to bottom corner of las t f e w p a g e s. Exterior - a few small light stains, light browning, light rubbing, hand-written title in black ink on spine, soft corner creases, a few tiny indentations on covers. Good reference copy only. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
198 Douglas, Tom. D-DAY: CANADIAN HEROES OF THE FAMOUS WORLD WAR II INVASION. TRUE CANADIAN AMAZING STORIES SERIES.
Canmore, Alberta Altitude 2004 1551537958 / 9781551537955 5th Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 
144 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w map, photographs. "On June 6, 1944, a daring and ambitious invasion of Europe changed the course of World War II, eventually leading to the surrender of Nazi Germany. During the night, through storms and high seas, the Allied forces swept towards the beaches of Normandy in France. This is the story of the bravery, the heroism, and the sheer dumb luck of the more than 14,000 Canadians who played a crucial role in that incredible event. Contents: Prologue; War - Again; Dry Run Or Strategic Blunder?; Preparing for Overlord; D-Day: The Normandy Invasion; H-Hour For Canada; The Germans Counterattack; The Bitter Battle For Caen; The End of the Beginning; Getting Away With Murder; Appendices: Allied Military Leaders; Glossary of Military Terms; Canadian Weaponry; Bibliography. Interior - very tiny crease at bottom corner of approx. first 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom corner of front cover, faint crease on spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
199 Douglas, Tom. VALOUR AT VIMY RIDGE: CANADIAN HEROES OF WORLD WAR I. AMAZING STORIES SERIES.
Toronto James Lorimer 2008 1552770419 / 9781552770412 Revised Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
143 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w map, photographs. "A defining moment in Canadian military history. A much-needed Allied victory. A show of valour and heroism. The battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 saw Canadian troops storm a strategic 14-kilometre long escarpment that was believed to be impregnable. This was the first time in the nation's history that a corps-sized formation fought together as a unit under its own meticulous planning. Canadian troops persevered under heavy fire to take the ridge, demonstrating incredible discipline and bravery. The battle became a symbol of sacrifice for the young nation and a turning point in its role in the global theatre of war." Contents: Prologue; Introduction: The War to End all Wars; Innocence Lost; Trench Warfare; Easter Mourning; A Ridge Too Far; The 1st Division; The 2nd Division; The 3rd Division; The 4th Division; A Bitter Victory; Vimy's Heroes; Epilogue: The Vimy Memorial; Appendix: Letters from a Vimy Veteran. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL AIR FORCE.  THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.  VOLUME II (2 - TWO)., Douglas, W.A.B.
200 Douglas, W.A.B. THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL AIR FORCE. THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE. VOLUME II (2 - TWO).
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1986. 
797 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. ISBN 0802025846 Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps (some fold-out). "From a small militia organization the Canadian air force had grown by 1945 into one of the country's three major autonomous military services. In this second volume of the RCAF's official history, covering the years from 1918 to 1945, W.A.B. Douglas chronicles the force's rapid growth and provides a vivid portrait of the Battle of the At lantic as it was fought from the eastern shores of Canada. Military necessity had brought Canada into the air age. In the peaceful 1920s, civil more than military concerns governed the shape, size, and functions of the RCAF; in the followi n g d e c a d e the rise of international tensions forced the service to concentrate on its military role. During the Second World War the RCAF grew from a few hundred airmen to a force of some eighty squadrons and nearly a quarter of a million pe op le . RC AF s qu adrons, wings, and groups took their place beside other Allied air forces in many theatres of the Second World War, and in the process acquired capabilities in virtually every phase of air warfare. The roots of the RCAF's growi ng rep ut a tio n i n o ver seas theatres, especially in the Northwest Europe campaign, were to be found at home. Responsible for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada, the RCAF trained large numbers of other Commonwealth and Allied air men as we ll a s Ca nadi ans. Charged with the air defence of Canada, it built up a big Home War Establishment which fought on the Pacific Coast and also played a significant part in the defeat of enemy attempts to destroy Allied shipping, par ticu larl y i n t he Ba ttle of th e Atl antic. The latter was a crucial role, sustaining Great Britain and the Allied forces in Europe. Directed from headquarters at Halifax, aircraft of Eastern Air Command ranged from the St Lawrence River to mi d-oce an, u ltim atel y thwa rting Germa n U-bo ats that nearly severed the North Atlantic under British Command. Douglas's account is the first to give proper credit to the RCAF for the part it played in these operations. It also incorporates ne w info rmatio n on perso nalitie s, tec hnology , and i ntelligence." A heavy volume which may require extra postage. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small area of color loss on front board, very light edge wear to boards. Dust jacke t has l ight ed ge we ar/wri nkling w ith a f ew tiny closed t ears, light fading to spine color, light browning at top edge of flaps, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
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