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KERKYRA AND ITS ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM., Choremis, Angelos.
41 Choremis, Angelos. KERKYRA AND ITS ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM.
C. Voutsas, Athens, 1979. 
79 pp, small 4to (10 15/16" H), soft cover with attached dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color photographs, map, floor plans. Errata slip laid in. A look at the history of the island of Kerkyra, its Archaeological Museum and treasures, its landscape and architecture. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, two 1" tears with some surface paper loss - archivally taped, very light rubbing, old sticker residue on rear flap and part of inside rear cover, light curling to to top bottom edges of dust jacket. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PROUD EMPIRES., Clarke, Austin.  Inscribed.
42 Clarke, Austin. Inscribed. PROUD EMPIRES.
Viking, Markham, Ontario, 1988, first Canadian edition. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. BOLDLY INSCRIBED AND DATED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. ISBN 0670817562 "In sight of green sugar-cane fields and the sea, the Rum Shop and the Tailor Shop are awash with buckshee rum and male talk. W hile Sarge (known to have broken an innocent man's legs with his truncheon) holds forth about blasted 'properganda', Seabert the Tailor has ambitions for a seat in Parliament and his eye on a big car. As a young man, Michael William Wilberf o r c e T h orne - 'Boy' to the villagers - learns about life from these vibrant characters. Coming of age in the Barbados of the 1950s, he is both horrified and fascinated by the political scheming that surrounds him. After spending several yea rs a t a C an ad i an university on a scholarship, Boy returns to his country with a sharper awareness of its people and possibilities. When an election is called and this tiny, colonial island hovers on the brink of a new political dawn, he is t rea ted a s a pol iti ca l saviour, the first of a new breed. This rich novel, at once serious and hilariously funny, gives a wonderfully exuberant picture of life in Barbados in the early 1950s, painted with unflagging humour and zest." Dust ja cket has ve ry l ight rub bin g, very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ENEMY IS LISTENING.  THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE., Clayton, Aileen.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.
43 Clayton, Aileen. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier. THE ENEMY IS LISTENING. THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE.
Crecy 1993 0947554289 / 9780947554286 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
381 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "The story is told by Aileen Clayton who was selected to work with the Y-Service, the branch of the RAF responsible for the interception of enemy communications, at the beginning of the war. Known at the time as 'Mike' Morris, she was the first WAAF to be commissioned as an intelligence officer and was the first to be awarded the MBE for her service in this field. Her account of the development of the Y-Service and its activities in the Battle of Britain, in the Western Desert, the Middle East and the Mediterranean is a major contribution to our knowledge of the intelligence aspects of the Second World War. It is also the dramatic and frequently moving story of a very young woman doing often dangerous and increasingly complex work in what was then very much a man's world, and of a body of talented, devoted and courageous men and women whose work frequently took them into front line conditions, whether they were suffering aerial bombardment on the South Coast of England, or advancing with the tanks in the Western Desert, or taking part in the landings at Salerno and Anzio. Because of the secrecy in which their work was shrouded during the war and for years afterwards their contribution to the Allied war effort has gone largely unrecognised. (This) is finally and above all a tribute by a remarkable woman to a tenacious and gifted band of men and women." A line of very small creases on front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on rear flap, rubbing on panels, three timy edge tears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS:  A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS., Cokinos, Christopher.
44 Cokinos, Christopher. HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS: A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS.
New York Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam 2000 1585420069 / 9781585420063 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
359 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "There was a time when massive flocks of Passenger Pigeons blotted out the sun, and bright green Carolina Parakeets were so numerous that they looked, according to an early American pioneer, 'like an atmosphere of gems.' But these birds - as well as the Labrador Duck, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, the Heath Hen, and the Great Auk - now live only as tantalizing but hazy legends. Driven by a desire to understand how and why this came to be, (the author) embarked on ten years of extraordinary detective work. Traveling from Bird Rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Louisiana's tangled bayous in search of those who stalked these birds and those who tried to save them, he discovered strange stories and glorious quests, tales of scientific heroism and political stupidity, of inconceivable apathy and equally astonishing personal devotion. A compelling blend of science, history, politics, and memoir, (this) is a richly detailed and ultimately uplifting narrative of dedication, discovery, and wonder." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES CHRISTMAS TREASURY., Collins, Carolyn Strom and Eriksson, Christina Wyss.  (Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
45 Collins, Carolyn Strom and Eriksson, Christina Wyss. (Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES CHRISTMAS TREASURY.
Toronto Viking 1997 0670870315 / 9780670870318 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
101 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Patterned endpapers. Profusely illustrated in colour with photographs, drawings, festive page borders. "A celebration of Christmas - Green Gables style! Inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved classic 'Anne of Green Gables', (the authors) have gathered a fascinating selection of Christmas lore, crafts, cooking and decorating ideas, complete with easy-to-follow instructions and charmingly illustrated with step-by-step drawings and glorious colour photographs. Learn how to create a Green Gables gingerbread house or make decorations for your home, such as wreaths of roseberries or Matthew's sleigh-bell door chimes. Delight your friends and family with your own gifts for 'kindred spirits': perhaps a Green Gables tea cosy or Christmas ribbon cushion. You can also recreate the holiday finery that Anne and Diana would have loved, from Anne's beaded slippers to a velvet muff for those chilly winter nights. And, by following the recipes for festive delicacies such as 'Four Winds Roast Goose', 'Mrs. Lynde's Plum Pudding' and 'Marilla's Ginger Tea', you can enjoy the sort of traditional meal that would have been served at Green Gables, Anne's House of Dreams and Ingleside." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - minor wrinkling at top edge, tiny dent on each hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WEEKEND WARRIORS., Cooper, Paul L.
46 Cooper, Paul L. WEEKEND WARRIORS.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, KS, 1996. 
248 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 089745202X B&w photographs. "(Paul Cooper) was called to active naval service in 1950 and served as an enlisted man aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier 'Princeton' (CV-37) during the Korean War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small sticker pull on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THREE - AND TONI.  ACORN BOOKS NO. 25., Courtney, Christine.
47 Courtney, Christine. THREE - AND TONI. ACORN BOOKS NO. 25.
Victory, London, 1970, reprint. 
86 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Isn't it awkward when you are planning a wonderful get-together and then learn you have to share it with an unwelcome guest? This was what happened to Frances and her two friends. But they soon found that Toni Meredith, haughty and glamorous, had not intention of joining in their activities. She had other ideas - dashing around in a red sports car, for instance, and visiting Turnstone Island with Justin Paynter. Life seemed gay and carefree until Justin deserted her....on the island....alone....except for the weird seabirds." School presentation bookplate and a few tiny light foxing marks on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny scuff on rear board , two very small corner bumps and shallow bump to fore-edge of rear board, light edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has old price label on front flap, very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny light foxing marks on inside surface, c o l o r s b r i ght. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DECOYING - ST. CLAIR TO THE ST. LAWRENCE., Crandell, Bernard W. "Barney".  Foreword by Donal C. O'Brien Jr.
48 Crandell, Bernard W. "Barney". Foreword by Donal C. O'Brien Jr. DECOYING - ST. CLAIR TO THE ST. LAWRENCE.
Boston Mills Press, Erin, Ontario, 1988. 
208 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919783570 Map endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. Contents: Foreword by Donal C. O'Brien Jr.; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The St. Clair Flats; The Detro it River; Long Point Bay, The Screeners of Burlington Bay; From an Island off Toronto; Prince Edward County; Color Plates; Index. Includes decoys of William James Mason, Tom Chambers, Phineas Reeves, George Warin, John R. Wells, Nate Quill e n , C h a r l es Reeves, Ben Schmidt, Thomas Dalton, the Jasper Dodge Factory, the St. Clair Flats Co., etc., etc. Birthday gift inscription on half-title page, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, yiny dint on front hinge. Dust jacket has ve ry l i gh t ru bb in g, very light edge wrinkling, a few very small dints on hinges, very light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few very light hand-writing impressions on front panel, light browning at top edge. Very Good/Very Goo d- 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
LOVELL'S GAZETTEER OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA:  CONTAINING THE LATEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTIONS OF OVER SIX THOUSAND CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES, Crossby, P.A., editor.
49 Crossby, P.A., editor. LOVELL'S GAZETTEER OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA: CONTAINING THE LATEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTIONS OF OVER SIX THOUSAND CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES
Montreal John Lovell 1873 Hard Cover Good 
464 pp +(4 pp) 'List of Montreal Telegraph Company's Own Offices' + 115 pp 'The Railway and Steamboat Routes in British North America; Accompanied by a Table Showing the Cities, Towns and Villages, Alphabetically Arranged, and Giving the Distances from Each Place to the Nearest Station or Port; + (1 pp) Addenda/Errata + 44 pp (Advertising Section). Title page continues: "In the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, British Columbia, and the North West Territories; and General Information, Drawn from Official Sources, as to the Names, Locality, Extent, etc., of over Fifteen Hundred Lakes and Rivers, with a Table of Routes, Showing the Proximity of the Railroad Stations, and Sea, Lake and River Ports, to the Cities, Towns, Villages, etc., in the Several Provinces." Black cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold crest on front board. Laid in at front is a partial column newspaper clipping dated 1874, calling for proposals for "the erection of a line of telegraph along the general route of the Canadian Pacific Railway". Some small areas of surface paper loss on inside hinges, very light browning to pages, light water stain at fore-edge of rear endpapers, browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear, moderate wrinkling to cloth on boards, light soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
50 Crowe, Ellie. Illustrated by Mary Koski. LITTLE PRINCESS KA'IULANA IN HER GARDEN BY THE SEA.
Island Heritage, Aiea, Hawaii, 1998, Ist edition. 
24 pp, large 8vo, hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Beautiful full-page color illustrations. Story of the childhood of Hawaiian Princess Ka'iulani. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at bottom of spine and bottom corner of rear board, small bump and scuff at top corner of rear board. VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE SPIRITUAL MANDELA:  FAITH AND RELIGION IN THE LIFE OF NELSON MANDELA., Cruywagen, Dennis.  (Nelson Mandela.)
51 Cruywagen, Dennis. (Nelson Mandela.) THE SPIRITUAL MANDELA: FAITH AND RELIGION IN THE LIFE OF NELSON MANDELA.
Watertown, MA Imagine 2018 1623545307 / 9781623545307 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
224 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Nelson Mandela revealed nothing about his personal religious beliefs in his writings or in his public pronouncements. He purposely avoided discussing them in his autobiography for political reasons, but those who were closest to him knew he held Christian views. At Mandela's request, the final components of his funeral followed the Methodist service. 'The Spiritual Mandela' explores the ways in which Nelson Mandela balanced Christianity with traditional African beliefs and with his political views, and how he reconciled his faith with the fact that religion had often been used as a tool to oppress his people. (The author) traces the spiritual aspects of Mandela's life from his youth in a Thembu village, to his education at Wesleyan and Methodist mission schools, to his time as an activist, his incarceration on Robben Island, and the years thereafter." A few very tiny dents on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HAMISH X AND THE CHEESE PIRATES., Cullen, Sean.  Illustrated by Johann Wessels.
52 Cullen, Sean. Illustrated by Johann Wessels. HAMISH X AND THE CHEESE PIRATES.
Puffin Canada, Toronto, 2006, first edition. 
293 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670065021 B&w illustrations. "The mysterious Hamish X is the scourge of the Orphan Disposal Agency - Agents Candy and Sweet can't seem to find a facility that can hold him. After arriving at the Windcity Orphanage, where the children are forced to earn their keep making stinky blue cheese, Hamish is soon planning his escape along with new friends Parveen and Mimi. But his plans are put on hold when the factory is suddenly attacked b y a fierce gang of pirates, led by the dreaded Cheesebeard of Snow Monkey Island. In order to save the other orphans, Hamish, Mimi, and Parveen must embark upon an epic adventure across the Arctic and take on the cheese-obsessed pirates by them s e l v es...." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
E.E. CUMMINGS:  A MISCELLANY., Cummings, E.E.  Edited, with an introduction and notes, by George J. Firmage.  Foreword by the Author.
53 Cummings, E.E. Edited, with an introduction and notes, by George J. Firmage. Foreword by the Author. E.E. CUMMINGS: A MISCELLANY.
New York Argophile Press 1958 First, Limited, Signed Edition. Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Marion Morehouse, frontispiece photograph. Jean Cocteau, et al. Signed by Author
xi, 241 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), gray cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, light gray endpapers. Number 4 of the first, limited edition of 75 copies, signed by Cummings. B&w illustrations. "This book consists of a cluster of epigrams, forty-nine essays on various subjects, a poem dispraising dogmata, and several selections from an unfinished play. Taken ensemble, the forty-nine astonish and cheer and enlighten their progenitor. He's astonished that, as nearly as anyone can make out, I wrote them. He's cheered because, while re-reading them, I've encountered a great deal of liveliness and nothing dead. Last but not least; he's enlightened via the realization that, whereas times can merely change, an individual may grow." From the author's Foreword. There is a previous owner's erased pencil signature mark at the top of the free front endpaper (some light thinning to the paper) and a very slight indentation of the signature on the adjacent half-title page; a very small light foxing mark at the top edge of the verso of the frontispiece; light toning to pages; a 5" x 2" very light area of browning (possibly from a newspaper clipping) on page 230 text page and on page 231 blank page; 1/8" tear at bottom of front hinge cloth; light browning to edges of text block, boards and spine; a small light scuff on the fore-edge of the text block; very light edge wear - mostly at corners and at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
 
 
54 Curran, Bob. (Dr. Robert Curran.) THE DARK SPIRIT: SINISTER PORTRAITS FROM CELTIC HISTORY.
London Cassell Llustrated 2005 1844034577 / 9781844034574 Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine Andrew Whitson. 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Wolf of Badenoch (Scotland); 'Burn the Ladle' - The Witches of Tain (Scotland); The Devil and the Doctor (Ireland); Weir the Waerlock (Scotland); The Woman who Talked with the Fairies and the Witch of Helston (Cornwall); The Magician of Marblehead and his Granddaughter (USA); The Wizard Earl (Ireland); The Fairy Woman of Bodmin (Cornwall); The Demon in the Church (Wales); Witchfinder (Wales); Cruel Coppinger (Cornwall); The Black Sisters of Christiansburg (USA); The Vampire Lady of Rhode Island (USA); 'Burn, Witch, Burn!' (Ireland); Beautiful Nell (USA); The Hollandale Wagons (USA); Select Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
55 Cutt, W. Towrie. SEVEN FOR THE SEA.
Collins, Toronto, 1973. 
96 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "It is Johnsmass, midsummer's eve, and queer things can happen at this time. The young cousins Erchie and Mansie Ward are on the steamer bound for the Orkney Isle of Sanday where they are due to be met at the harbour by Mansie's parents. But a thick fog descends and a strange man who refuses to identify himself looms up in a rowing boat and takes them ashore. On reaching Sanday in sudden sunlight the boys are bewildered to find that not only is there no harbour, but other familiar landmarks are also missing or altered in aspect. Moreover they are informed that the only Ward family living on the island is 'Selkie' and his seawife, and 'Selkie' was their great-great-grand father, dead for a hundred years..." Minor bump at top of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, very minor soiling on rear panel. VG/VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CALIFORNIA IN 1792:  A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT., Cutter, Donald C.  (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.)
56 Cutter, Donald C. (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.) CALIFORNIA IN 1792: A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1990 0806127317 / 9780806127316 Soft Cover Fine 
176 pp, 8 3/6" H. B&w reproductions, maps. "In the summer of 1792, two Spanish schooners, the 'Sutil' and the 'Mexicana', were ordered to inspect the Pacific Coast from Vancouver Island to Monterey. The schooners were commanded by two youthful naval officers, Dionisio Alcala Galiano and Cayetano Valdes. Assisted by their scribe and artist, Jose Cadero, they recorded their efforts to find the so-called Strait of Anian, a Spanish Northwest Passage. The full account, here translated into English, reveals much new information on the indigenous peoples of California, Spanish-Indian relations, and the successes and failures of the Franciscan missionaries. Also included is a vocabulary and catechism of the Carmel Mission Indians missing in earlier editions. In introductory chapters and notes, Donald C. Cutter supplements the authors' observations with a brief history of California and biographical information on the authors, other naval officers, and the soldiers and friars." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
57 Darwin, Charles. Introduction by Richard Dawkins. THE ESSENTIAL DARWIN. 4 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE: A NATURALIST'S VOYAGE / ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES / THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS / THE DESCENT OF MAN.
London Folio Society 1990 Hard Cover Very Good 
395 pp, 298 pp, 258 pp, 592 pp, 10" H. 4 volumes in dark green slipcase with gold lettering/profile of Darwin on side panels. Bound in dark green buckram with gold banding, brown leather labels with gold lettering on spine - gold borders, lettering and Darwin profile on front boards. Dark brown endpapers, top edges dark green. B&w illustrations. 'A Naturalist's Voyage' has a tiny faint dent/scuff on rear board. 'The Descent of Man' has small bump at top corner of front board and top of front hinge. 'The Expression of the Emotions' has wrinkle at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a small bump at one top front and rear corner, very light rubbing. The gold lettering on spine labels is all complete - scan does not show it well. 
Price: 130.00 USD
 
 
WIND, WATER, ROCK AND SKY: THE STORY OF COGNASHENE, GEORGIAN BAY., David, Jennifer, ed.  Foreword by Hon. William G. Davis.
58 David, Jennifer, ed. Foreword by Hon. William G. Davis. WIND, WATER, ROCK AND SKY: THE STORY OF COGNASHENE, GEORGIAN BAY.
Toronto Cognashene Book Corporation 1997 0968189504 / 9780968189504 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good- 
191 pp, oblong (9 3/4" H x 11 3/4" D). Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "In the spectacular expanse of wind, water, rock and sky that is Georgian Bay, there is only one Cognashene . Historically rich, geographically gorgeous, shaped by colourful characters and events, Cognashene's allure is as powerful today as it was for the first hardy souls to arrive at its scenic shores. (This book) celebrates the uniquely Canadian island community and traces its dramatic journey from its native roots, through its industrial development to its days of pioneer settlement. In these pages you'll meet Champlain and his young protege, Etienne Brule. You'll find out what it took to be a success - or a failure! - in the lumber days. You can settle in for a visit at Longuissa, Whalen's or Blarney Castle, or, if it's Sunday - and you're so inclined - stop by the Church on the Rocks. And you'll discover throughout the breathtaking beauty that has captivated countless artists, including A.Y. Jackson and other members of the Group of Seven. Part historical document, part warm-hearted slice-of-cottage-life, (it) reveals a distinctive and winning personality. It is, quite simply, the essence of Cognashene." Minor rubbing and a tiny dint on rear board. Dust jacket has tiny edge tear and minor wear at top of rear hinge area, minor browning on inside top/bottom edges, light fading to color on rear flap-fold and on bottom edge of rear flap, moderate color fading on front flap-fold and on bottom edge of front flap, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
59 Davis, Burke. MARINE! THE LIFE OF LT. GEN. LEWIS B. (CHESTY) PULLER, USMC (Ret.).
Boston Bantam 1977 7th Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good - 
369 pp. "Chesty Puller, the roughest, toughest Marine of them all, had one simple, brutal rule: 'Kill or be killed!'. The greatest fighting man ever to pull on Marine boots enlisted in the Corps in 1918. He loved to fight, fought over a hundred combats in the Banana Wars, commanded the Horse Marines in Peking in the '30s, battled his way from island to bloody island in the Pacific in World War II, and bulled his way through the savage Korean War. Finally, as the most praised and cursed and controversial figure in the Marines, he was forced to retire at age 57." "The only Marine in history to win five Navy Crosses." Interior - light browning to pages and inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning, very light edge wear/wrinkling, small soft corner creases. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
60 Devins, Joseph H., Jr. THE VAAGSO RAID: THE COMMANDO ATTACK THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF WORLD WAR II.
Chilton, Philadelphia, 1968. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. "In the dark, early morning hours of Saturday, December 27, 1941, a small force of British warships escorting two camouflaged excursion steamers slipped past a German lookou t station and sailed boldly into one of the great fjords of occupied Norway. Aboard the two steamers a tense group of British and Norwegian commandos rechecked their weapons and waited for the reaction of the nearby German coastal batteries . T h e t arget: Vaagso Island. Earlier thrusts by British raiding parties had deliberately avoided heavily defended sectors of the enemy coast. This was to be the first raid of the war on a fortified postion, a demonstration that the offensive sp i ri t wa s s trong in Britain despite the Nazi conquest of the Continent and the humiliation of Dunkerque. But the consequences of this sortie would reach far beyond the snow-covered mountains which reverberated that Saturday with the thud of ex pl o sio ns an d the snarl and rattle of sub-machine guns. The British gained vital experience in inter-service cooperation and information that would prove invaluable in subsequent raids on Dieppe and St. Nazaire. But in Berlin, Hitler was asto nis he d at th e da ri ng a nd apparent readiness of the British to hurl their forces into the teeth of a well prepared defense. As a result, he made decisions of major strategic importance. This is the story of a group of courageous men, of how they de velop ed a new typ e of fighting force, how they fought, how they died, and how they altered the course of the war." One tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, two small light soiling marks at bott om of rear pas tedown , lig ht da mpne ss ma rks at top/bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing - mainly on rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, several dampness stains on inside top/bottom edge of front panel, several very s mall t ears/ chips. Very Good-/ Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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