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241 Granatstein, J.L. THE GENERALS: THE CANADIAN ARMY'S SENIOR COMMANDERS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773727302 / 9780773727304 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "It was nothing less than a miracle - the transformation of Canada's army at the beginning of the Second World War into a well-oiled fighting machine that became a significant factor in the Allied victory. But the miracle didn't just happen by itself. It was largely the result of the leadership of Canada's top military commanders. Some were great men, others were sadly flawed characters. Here, in one volume, are the stories of Canada's most important military leaders." Light waviness/wrinkling to free front endpaper, a few small pencil erasure marks in margins and text, small bookstore label on rear pastedown, tiny ink mark on bottom of textblock (not a remainder mark). Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GENERALS:  THE CANADIAN ARMY'S SENIOR COMMANDERS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Granatstein, J.L.
242 Granatstein, J.L. THE GENERALS: THE CANADIAN ARMY'S SENIOR COMMANDERS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773727302 / 9780773727304 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "It was nothing less than a miracle - the transformation of Canada's army at the beginning of the Second World War into a well-oiled fighting machine that became a significant factor in the Allied victory. But the miracle didn't just happen by itself. It was largely the result of the leadership of Canada's top military commanders. Some were great men, others were sadly flawed characters. Here, in one volume, are the stories of Canada's most important military leaders." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom od spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BLOODY VICTORY: CANADIANS AND THE D-DAY CAMPAIGN, 1944., Granatstein, J.L. & Morton, Desmond
243 Granatstein, J.L. & Morton, Desmond BLOODY VICTORY: CANADIANS AND THE D-DAY CAMPAIGN, 1944.
Lester, Orpen Dennys, Toronto, 1984, Ist edition. 
240 pp., sm 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0886190460 Well illustrated with photographs, maps & drawings, some in color. Map endpapers. Bloody Victory is the compelling story of Canadians in the Normandy Campaign--how our troop s fought their way ashore, battled the best-trained soldiers in Europe and won their bloodstained way to the gap below Falaise. Light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light browning - mainly on spine and at top edge, some mi n o r e d g e wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A NATION FORGED IN FIRE:  CANADIANS AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1945., Granatstein, J.L. and Morton, Desmond.
244 Granatstein, J.L. and Morton, Desmond. A NATION FORGED IN FIRE: CANADIANS AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1945.
Torono Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886192137 / 9780886192136 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
287 pp, 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings, colour reproductions. The story of Canada's role in the Second World War, in battle, on the homefront and in victory - on convoy duty in the North Atlantic, as suppliers of food and armaments, as trainers of aircrews, etc., etc. Faint pencil erasure mark at top of free front endpaper, minor edge wear to boards, faint finger marks to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BLOODY VICTORY:  CANADIANS AND THE D-DAY CAMPAIGN 1944.  A NEW EDITION COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY., Granatstein, J.L. and Morton, Desmond.
245 Granatstein, J.L. and Morton, Desmond. BLOODY VICTORY: CANADIANS AND THE D-DAY CAMPAIGN 1944. A NEW EDITION COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY.
Lester, (Toronto, 1994). 
240 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. ISBN 1895555566 B&w photos, maps, cartoons. Contents: Prelude to Invasion; The Bridgehead; Struggle for Caen; The Falaise Road - each of these chapters is accompanied by a "Photo Album" section - Among Those Heroes Present; Order of Battle of the First Canadian Army in Normandy; Further Reading. Interior - faint erased pencil marks on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, flat uncreased spin e . N F 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE GOOD FIGHT: CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR II., Granatstein, J.L. and Neary, Peter, eds.  (William Lyon Mackenzie King, Howard Graham, Timothy Findley, Hugh Garner, Marc Milner, Raymond Souster, Farley Mowat, Bill McAndrew, Murray Peden, Rene Levesque, Roch Carrier, William Caplan, F.R. Scott, et
246 Granatstein, J.L. and Neary, Peter, eds. (William Lyon Mackenzie King, Howard Graham, Timothy Findley, Hugh Garner, Marc Milner, Raymond Souster, Farley Mowat, Bill McAndrew, Murray Peden, Rene Levesque, Roch Carrier, William Caplan, F.R. Scott, et THE GOOD FIGHT: CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR II.
Copp Clark, Toronto, 1995. 
466 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0773054588 B&w and colour plates. "World War II has been called the last just war. For most of the Canadian men and women who served their country on land or at sea, in the factories, mills, or hosp itals, in the air or on the farm, this was the defining moment of their lives. Now, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of the War, (this book) brings together the experiences of Canadians, at home and abroad, in a unique col l e c t i o n of memoir, non fiction, poetry, fiction, photography, and art that will touch and intrigue all those interested in this remarkable period in Canadian history." Interior - minor soiling at fore-edge of first page, otherwise clean and ti gh t wi th n o other ownership marks. Exterior - minor wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing, slight curl at fore-edges of covers. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THUNDERBOLTS OVER EUROPE:  THE 405th F.G. IN COLOR.  PART 2.  WITH DECALS., Graser, Norris, Jenkings, R.C., et al.
247 Graser, Norris, Jenkings, R.C., et al. THUNDERBOLTS OVER EUROPE: THE 405th F.G. IN COLOR. PART 2. WITH DECALS.
United States AeroMaster 1999 Soft cover in plastic binding. Near Fine 
11" H, clear plastic covers held by removable white plastic spine. B&w and color illustrations + two plastic sleeves containing four sheets of decals. Contents: Section One - 405th Fighter Group History; Operation Notes; Group Claims Chart; Group Scoreboard Summary; 405 FG Assignments; 405 FG Stations in Europe; Squadron Names; Introducing the Brow; The Brow Chart; Sketches; Markings and Artwork; Aircraft ID and Nomenclature; Thunderbolt Fact Sheet; Article by R.C. Jenkings. Section Two - Trivia. Section Three - Color Profiles. Section Four - Decaling and General Information; Modeler's Note on 1/48 Scale P-47 kits; D-Day Stripes & Wing Insignia Placement; Aircraft Modelling Details. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. One decal sheet has a small faint edge wrinkle effecting one black decal. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LIBERATION MISSION OF THE SOVIET ARMED FORCES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Grechko, A.A., edited and with preface by.
248 Grechko, A.A., edited and with preface by. LIBERATION MISSION OF THE SOVIET ARMED FORCES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Progress Publishers, Moscow, (1979), 2nd printing. 
446 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "This is a book about the Soviet Armed Forces which fought heroically to defend the gains of the October Revolution and to save the Soviet people from being enslaved by nazism. They suffered enormous losses but conscientiously fulfilled their duty. During the war the Soviet Army fought gallantly for the freedom of other peoples. It rendered great assistance to many nations who had been suffering under nazi rule in deciding their destinies, and played the major part in routing nazi Germany and militarist Japan. The last chapter is devoted to the comradeship-in-arms of the armies of socialist countires and follows the development of their military alliance up to this da y. " Minor area of pencil erasure soiling on free front endpaper, excess cloth at bottom edge of front board - from manufacturing process, light wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, light soiling light browning - moderate on spine, a few tiny chips and tears, light edge wrinkling. VG-/G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYING COLORS.  FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES., Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers.
249 Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers. FLYING COLORS. FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES.
London Salamander 1997 086101944X / 9780861019441 Hard Cover Fine Very Good John Weal, Richard Caruana and Brian Knight. 
207 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated in colour. "Military aircraft have been variously daubed, cunningly camouflaged, boastfully personalized or otherwise extravagantly colored since they first took to the air more than 80 years ago. From the time that the identity of aircraft was established with national insignia, the markings of aircraft has become a science, and their decoration an art form. At times of tension, trends have been toward camouflage colors for concealment as international relationships deteriorated. Yet, in peace and war, there have also been 'anti-camouflage' color schemes applied specifically to render aircraft more conspicuous for training, rescue and other purposes. 'Flying Colors' is a superb survey of this fascinating scene, depicting more than 100 different aircraft types, from the World War I Spads to the modern swing-wing Tornado, in more than 1300 spectacular illustrations. Splendid use is made of finely detailed profile drawings, top and bottom, head-on and 'scrap' views, together with emblem and other detail enlargements, all in full-color and each extensively researched by the compilers and artists who have striven for accuracy and interest. Each first-class drawing is described, with identification of squadron, unit, theater and period, and often even the pilot's name and rank too! Recognized as a major landmark in aviation publishing, this volume will especially delight aircraft modelmakers and all enthusiasts of the dramatic history of warplanes." Dust jacket has moderate creasing at top of spine - very light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds and at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYING COLORS.  FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES., Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers.
250 Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers. FLYING COLORS. FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES.
London Salamander 1997 086101944X / 9780861019441 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ John Weal, Richard Caruana and Brian Knight. 
207 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated in colour. "Military aircraft have been variously daubed, cunningly camouflaged, boastfully personalized or otherwise extravagantly colored since they first took to the air more than 80 years ago. From the time that the identity of aircraft was established with national insignia, the markings of aircraft has become a science, and their decoration an art form. At times of tension, trends have been toward camouflage colors for concealment as international relationships deteriorated. Yet, in peace and war, there have also been 'anti-camouflage' color schemes applied specifically to render aircraft more conspicuous for training, rescue and other purposes. 'Flying Colors' is a superb survey of this fascinating scene, depicting more than 100 different aircraft types, from the World War I Spads to the modern swing-wing Tornado, in more than 1300 spectacular illustrations. Splendid use is made of finely detailed profile drawings, top and bottom, head-on and 'scrap' views, together with emblem and other detail enlargements, all in full-color and each extensively researched by the compilers and artists who have striven for accuracy and interest. Each first-class drawing is described, with identification of squadron, unit, theater and period, and often even the pilot's name and rank too! Recognized as a major landmark in aviation publishing, this volume will especially delight aircraft modelmakers and all enthusiasts of the dramatic history of warplanes." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor browning at some edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AUGSBURG EAGLE:  A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY.  MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109., Green, William.
251 Green, William. AUGSBURG EAGLE: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY. MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109.
Bourne End Aston 1987 0946627177 / 9780946627172 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The full and comprehensive story of one of the world's most famous fighter aircraft. The account is complete, from design and development through action in the Spanish Civil War, the air battles for Poland and France, the Eastern Front and service in Switzerland, Czecho-slovakia and Israel to its eventual retirement in Spain in 1967. The authoritative text is complemented by 200 superb black and white photographs and drawings, four cutaway drawings and 24 pages of full colour drawings showing the Bf 109 in its many guises." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint to top edge of boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AUGSBURG EAGLE:  A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY.  MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109., Green, William.
252 Green, William. AUGSBURG EAGLE: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY. MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109.
Bourne End Aston 1987 0946627177 / 9780946627172 Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The full and comprehensive story of one of the world's most famous fighter aircraft. The account is complete, from design and development through action in the Spanish Civil War, the air battles for Poland and France, the Eastern Front and service in Switzerland, Czecho-slovakia and Israel to its eventual retirement in Spain in 1967. The authoritative text is complemented by 200 superb black and white photographs and drawings, four cutaway drawings and 24 pages of full colour drawings showing the Bf 109 in its many guises." Slight twist to spine, very small bump to one corner, tiny bump to another, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small edge tear with crease at fore-edge of rear free endpaper - archivally taped. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, light wear at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
253 Green, William. FAMOUS FIGHTERS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. SECOND SERIES.
London Macdonald 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Peter Endsleigh Castle. 
132 pp, 10" H. "(Describes) the deveopment and careers of the last of the fighting biplanes, the little Gloster Gladiator, which carried something of the First World War into that second epic struggle; that indomitable trio of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps fighters, the Wildcat, Hellcat and Corsair, which destroyed the myth of Japanese aerial invincibility founded by the Zero-Sen; the fighter versions of the Junkers Ju 88 whose nocturnal depredations in the R.A.F.'s bomber stream over the Third Reich were so impressive at one period of the War that the abandoning of large-scale night attacks on German targets was seriously considered; the highly manoeuvrable Macchi C.202 Folgore with its beautifully co-ordianted controls - a pilot's aeroplane in every respect; the Japanese Army's equivalent of the Zero-Sen, the Nakamima Ki.43 Hayabusa, and its successor, the Ki.84 Hayate which could out-climb and out-manoeuvre the most advanced versions of the Mustang and Thunderbolt; Heinkel's superlative He 219 night fighter which, but for ministerial muddle and confusion, would have provided the Allies with some serious headaches. These and many other fighters, both successful and unsuccessful, but all 'famous', are surveyed with hundreds of rare photographs, highly detailed full-page tone drawings by Peter Endsleigh Castle, and comparative side views of the many variants of each aircraft by Dennis I. Punnett." Very small bump at top of spine, very small dent/tear on spine near rear hinge, areas of minor browning on endpapers. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small area of delamination at top of front hinge, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SEMPER PARATUS:  THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HAMILTON LIGHT INFANTRY (WENTWORTH REGIMENT) 1862-1977., Greenhous, Brereton (ed.) and Brown, Kingsley.
254 Greenhous, Brereton (ed.) and Brown, Kingsley. SEMPER PARATUS: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HAMILTON LIGHT INFANTRY (WENTWORTH REGIMENT) 1862-1977.
Hamilton The RHLI Historical Association 1977 0969075405 / 9780969075400 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
446 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, color plates (including uniforms), map endpapers. Contents: The First Mess Dinner; Early Days; A Change of Command; On Active Service; Ridgeway; Lessons Learned; The Late Victorian Years; Th e South African War; The Twentieth Century; The Great War; An 'In-Between' Time; The Second World War; Operation Jubilee; The End of Jubilee; The Return to Europe; Verrieres Ridge; Back to Dieppe; Dieppe to Woensdrecht; South Beveland and the Watch on the Maas; The Drive to the Rhine; Xanten - The Last Battle; Forty Years On. Tiny bump at bottom corner of boards, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH AIRBORNE TROOPS 1940-45.  (MACDONALD ILLUSTRATED WAR STUDIES SERIES.), Gregory, Barry.
255 Gregory, Barry. BRITISH AIRBORNE TROOPS 1940-45. (MACDONALD ILLUSTRATED WAR STUDIES SERIES.)
Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1974. 
160 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0385042477 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "This systematically arranged book deals comprehensively with the training, insignia, organisation, weapons, equipment, air transport, military operations and unit histories of British airborne forces. Military operations tells the whole war-time story from the ill-fated raid on the Tragino aqueduct in southern Italy in February 1941 to the Rhine-crossing and the cl osing stages of the recapture of Burma in 1945. Reference is also made to the Special Air Service Regiment and Allied units under command of 1st, 6th and Indian Airborne Divisions....(a) testimony to the courage, selfless dedication and go o d h u m o u r of British Airborne Troops 1940-45." Slight bump at top corner of boards, remainder spray on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - moderate at top of flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Go od - 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF WAR LETTERS:  100 YEARS OF PRIVATE CANADIAN CORRESPONDENCE., Grescoe, Audrey and Grescoe, Paul, editors.
256 Grescoe, Audrey and Grescoe, Paul, editors. THE BOOK OF WAR LETTERS: 100 YEARS OF PRIVATE CANADIAN CORRESPONDENCE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2003 1551991055 / 9781551991054 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine 
455 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "(I)ncludes private correspondence from the battle and home fronts during a century of war and peacekeeping, from South Africa in 1899 to Afghanistan in 2002. These are letters that truly illuminate - that explore the deepest feelings and frankest opinions and describe the bitter reality of battle and the often appalling conditions of combat zones. They are the authentic voices of soldiers, sailors, and air crew; privates and generals; military doctors and nurses; heroic warriors and courageous prisoners of war; and their loved ones who wrote from home. This is some of the most powerful writing that Canadians have ever committed to the page." Small pen notation in margin of page 315, slight fading to bottom edge of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
257 Gruchy, F.A.L., de, Major. WAR DIARY: AN OVERALL WAR PICTURE, 1939-1945.
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1949, first edition. 
187 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Preamble and Commentary; Opening Moves and Commentary; The Failure of the Continental Offensive: Britain Alone; Battle of Britain; Altantic Battle and Commentary; The British Empire on th e Defensive; Battle of Suez Continues; 1942-1943: Turning Point of the War; 1943 to D Day, 6th June, 1944; Victory in Europe. Concentric Attack on the Japanese Keep; Victory in the East; Post-War Diary of Some Events and Commentary. "In t h i s b o o k ( the author emphasizes) the vital importance of the part played by British Empire Forces. They won every key battle or the key part of every battle, operating as so often in history, on the vital hinge or pivot flank. This Diary a nd c om m en ta ry g i ve s an overall picture of the titanic struggle." Scattered tiny foxing marks on endpapers, one page with a dog-ear crease, browning to edges of textblock, moderate edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very sl igh t f adi ng on re ar hin ge cl oth. Dust jacket is price clipped, has darkening to spine, edges and flap-folds, light to moderate soiling, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on inside, several small chips and tears, two small dints on rear pan el. VG- /Fai r 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
INDIAN CAVALRYMAN., Guest, Freddie, Captain.
258 Guest, Freddie, Captain. INDIAN CAVALRYMAN.
London Jarrolds 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
220 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H). B&w plates. "Captain Guest recounts engagingly and modestly his experiences on the North-West Frontier and in cantonments all over India. He tells of pigsticking adventures, polo matches, arduous treks through the jungle, in fact of every facet of a soldier's life in peace and war. His stories will be relished by those who served in India and even the reader who has never seen India cannot fail to be captivated by the gusto with which he records a time and scene that will never be repeated in British history." (Two chapters recount Guest's experiences during the siege of Hong Kong and his subsequent escape.) Very light browning to pages, book slightly cocked, light browning to edges of textblock, light browning to spine and board edges, tiny bump to top of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly along top edge, a few small tears and tiny chips, browning to spine and edges, old price sticker on front panel, minor soiling/scuffs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NIGHT FIGHTERS: A DEVELOPMENT & COMBAT HISTORY., Gunston, Bill.  Foreword by John Cunningham.
259 Gunston, Bill. Foreword by John Cunningham. NIGHT FIGHTERS: A DEVELOPMENT & COMBAT HISTORY.
Cambridge Patrick Stephens 1976 0850592364 / 9780850592368 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. "The thrilling story of night fighters and night fighter operations from World War I to the present day, has never before been told. This dramatic book, which will appeal to the interested layman as well as the serious aviation historian, relates the problems underlying the development of effective airborne radars; of specialised night fighting aircraft such as the famous Mosquito and Ju 88; of night fighting tactics and of specialised weapons. Although technically detailed, it is also a vivid narrative which really puts the reader 'into the cockpit' and conveys all the confusion and downright terror of aerial combat in the dark." Faint foxing on top of text block, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
F.S.P. - AN N.C.O.'s DESCRIPTION OF HIS AND OTHERS' FIRST SIX MONTHS OF WAR, JANUARY 1st - JUNE 1st 1940.  (FIELD SECURITY PERSONNEL.), Gwynn-Browne, Arthur.
260 Gwynn-Browne, Arthur. F.S.P. - AN N.C.O.'s DESCRIPTION OF HIS AND OTHERS' FIRST SIX MONTHS OF WAR, JANUARY 1st - JUNE 1st 1940. (FIELD SECURITY PERSONNEL.)
London Chatto & Windus 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Fair 
159 pp, 7 1/2" H. "Sergeant Gwynn-Browne is in Field Security Personnel. He joined up 1939. Being a soldier is a new experience for him. 'F.S.P.' begins on a parade ground; it ends on Dunkirk beaches; in between it says a lot that has not been said before. Sergeant Gwynn-Browne is a character - (and) he is subtly and devastatingly and unexpectedly funny. The solemn and ceremonious business of standing in a line being counted is funny; so is the dubious pleasure of living on a Flemish farm with a 'very premeating little pig' as a co-billettee. Routine, discomfort, uncertainty, danger - they are all funny as Sergeant Gwynn-Browne sees them. But there is another side to the picture. There is Dunkirk with the soldiers waiting patiently on the beaches as the town blazes and the bombs fall. There is the 'honour and humanity' we are fighting for, and the new world we hope for. Indeed there is as much seriousness as of laughter in this book; and every reader will find himself in the company not only of a lively jester, but also of an original and thoughtful personality." Several small creases at bottom corner of title page - some indentation on a few subsequent pages, page leaf 13/14 has bee roughly trimmed at bottom edge, small shallow bump on front edge of spine, light edge wear, wrinkling at bottom and top of spine, light browning to edges of text block - small faint stain on top . Dust jacket is price-clipped, has a piece missing at bottom of front panel, several edge tears (one with old tape on inside) and edge chips light browning - a little more at edges and on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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