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REMEMBER WITH ADVANTAGES: A HISTORY OF THE TENTH, ELEVENTH AND ROYAL HUSSARS, 1945-1992., Keown-Boyd, Henry.
61 Keown-Boyd, Henry. REMEMBER WITH ADVANTAGES: A HISTORY OF THE TENTH, ELEVENTH AND ROYAL HUSSARS, 1945-1992.
Leo Cooper, London, (1994), first edition. 
296 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, color plates. "The 10th Royal Hussars (PWO) and the 11th Hussars (PAO) were both raised in 1715 as regiments of Light Dragoons to deal with troubles north of the Scottish border. Both went on to win huge acclaim until, and indeed after, their amalgamation in 1969 as The Royal Hussars (PWO). Now they have had to face up to yet another amalgamation to form with the 14th/20th Hussars, The King's Royal Hussars. This book, written by a former officer of the 11th Hussars (PAO), traces the history of the two regiments from 1945 until the first amalgamation and then details the sadly short-lived history of The Royal Hussars (PWO) up to the time of the second amalgamation in 1992. Depressing as all that may sound, Henry Keown-Boyd shows that, in spite of all, the regimental spirit, the traditional loyalties, the time-honoured customs and the determination to succeed, survive and flourish. Both regiments have had numerous periods of active service since the Second World War and in this book descriptions of duties in Malaya, Arabia and Northern Ireland, among others, are much enhanced by recollections of those who took part . All of the four original regiments now brought together have their roots deeply planted in the history of the British Army and none are likely to dispute the fact that the new King's Royal Hussars will add further laurels to the wreath. Certainly, this is a most worthy tribute to one half of the newly formed regiment." Very faint cigarette odor, bump to top of rear hinge/spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, creasing at top of spine. VG/VG 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
OPERATION COMPASS.  OSPREY HISTORY SERIES., Latimer, Jon.  Battlescene plates by Jim Laurier.
62 Latimer, Jon. Battlescene plates by Jim Laurier. OPERATION COMPASS. OSPREY HISTORY SERIES.
Osprey, Oxford, 2000. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1841762806 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, colour maps/battle plans, plates. "The first battle of the desert war, Operation Compass was originally envisaged as a spoiling attack, combined with a recon naissance in force to disrupt Italian forces that had advanced into Egypt in September 1940. Lt Gen. Richard O'Connor launched what amounted to a British 'Blitzkrieg'. In less than two months the British forces swept 500 miles along the coa s t o f N orth Africa. 7th Armoured Division raced across the desert to cut off the retreating Italians, and O'Connor's men destroyed nine Italian divisions, and took 130,000 prisoners. This title guides the reader in full detail through the sta ge s o f th e r apid advance, and the hard fighting in an unforgiving environment, as well as examining the consequences of the clash. This victory would lead to the arrival of General Rommel and his Afrikakorps at Tripoli in March 1941." Interio r - t in y let te r w ritten in ink on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, light soiling on bottom of text block. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
63 Lucas, James. Revised and edited by J G Lewthwaite. DEATH IN NORMANDY: THE LAST BATTLES OF MICHAEL WITTMANN. JACKBOOT SERIES 002.
Halifax, West Yorkshire Shelf Books 1999 1899765115 / 9781899765119 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
120 pp, 8 1/4" H. A fictionalized account of the last days of the commander of a Tiger tank Company in Normandy at the close of the Second World War. The author is a well-known military historian. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear on covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
64 Macksey, K.J., Major. BEDA FOMM: THE CLASSIC VICTORY. PAN/BALLANTINE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE VIOLENT CENTURY.
(Pan/Ballantine, New York, 1972), first printing. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, drawings. "For a loss of only 500 dead, 55 missing and 1,373 wounded they advanced 500 miles in two months, destroyed an army of ten divisions and captured more than 130,000 prisoners, 180 medium and over 200 light tanks and 845. 'I think this may be termed a complete victory...'." Interior - previous owner's embossed stamp amd ink stamp on contents page, a few tiny stains on inside of front cover, o t h e rwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear and very light rubbing, very light browning on edges of text block and on spine, a few very small faint water marks on covers, a few small light stains on f ro nt c over, name ink stamp and small stain on bottom of text block a few tiny scuffs on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
HALFHYDE GOES TO WAR., McCutchan, Philip.  Dust jacket illustration by Ian Robertson.
65 McCutchan, Philip. Dust jacket illustration by Ian Robertson. HALFHYDE GOES TO WAR.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1986, first edition. 
163 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297789317 Thirteenth novel in the "Halfhyde" series. "The ill-fated gold bullion brought by St Vincent Halfhyde to South Africa is destined to play a further part in his turbulent career. T he Boer War is dragging into a series of sieges, the British army floudering on unfamiliar terrain against the cunning of the Boer farmers to the point that even the high principles of Britain's General Buller are eroded and the gold used to b r i b e t hose that can bring a speedy end to the seemingly interminable siege of Ladysmith. Halfhyde's RNR commission is activated and, accompanied by the dull but dependable civil servant Mr Bewdley, he is ordered to embark aboard an armoured tr ai n wi th a naval gun crew to escort the gold from Cape Town to Ladysmith; but Boer attacks, unconventional transport and the misery of the extreme climate lead them and their burden into enemy hands. Through interrogation, escape and betray a l, Hal fh yde co m es face to face with single-minded and determined adversaries for whom the lure of gold is so powerful that personal gain overrides any loyalty to the cause of victory. Once back aboard the 'Glen Halladale' as prisoners, Hal fh yde and Be wdle y pl ay a w aiting game until personal considerations influence their actions too, and the fate of the stolen bullion is settled in a sudden and devastating climax at sea." Light browning in margins of pages, light browning to ed ges of te xtbl ock, minor wr ink li ng at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light browning at edges and very light on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BADGES OF THE CANADIAN FORCES / INSIGNES DES FORCES CANADIENNES.  CFP 267 / PFC 267., N/A.
66 N/A. BADGES OF THE CANADIAN FORCES / INSIGNES DES FORCES CANADIENNES. CFP 267 / PFC 267.
Supply and Services Canada, Ottawa, 1977. 
Unpaginated, 10 3/4" H x 9 1/8" D x 1 1/4" W, soft cover with plasticized tabs. Bilingual text (English/French). Colour and b&w illustrations. Chapter Headings: Part 1. Canadian Forces Badges; Command and Formation Badges; Base and Station Badges ; Regular Force Unit Badges (HMCS Ships/Submarines - Flying Squadrons - Radar Squadrons - Armoured Regiments - Artillery Regiment - Infantry Regiments); Groups; Establishments; Training - Colleges and Schools; Miscellaneous Units; Branch Badges. Part 2. Reserve Force Unit Badges (Sea; Air; Land; Armoured; Infantry). Interior - faint pencil erasure marks on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wrinkling and creasing to edges of covers, light rubbing, light edge wear, one small closed tear archivally taped, very small tear and creases at bottom of spine - re-glued. Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
67 Nicolle, David. Battlescene plates by Graham Turner. CRECY 1346. OSPREY HISTORY SERIES.
Osprey, Oxford, 2000. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1841762598 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, maps/battle plans, reproductions, drawings. "The battle of Crecy was the first major land battle of the Hundred Years War. The Fren ch army, then considered the best in Europe, and their miscellaneous allies faced the Englih under King Edward III and the 'Black Prince' who as yet had no great military reputation. This book tells of how the Genoese crossbowmen were out s h o t b y t he English longbows and how the charges of the French Knights were then forced back with appalling losses. Crecy is of special importance because it pitted large numbers of English longbowmen against a massed charge of armoured knig ht s. Th i s ba t tl e established the longbow as one of the most feared weapons of the medieval period." Content: Origins of the Campaign; The Opposing Commanders; Opposing Forces; Opposing Plans; The Campaign; Aftermath and Reckoning; The Battle fie lds Tod ay ; Chr on olo gy; Further Reading; Index; Glossary; Places to Visit. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor bump to top of spine, light rubbing, 1/2" cut at bottom of rear hinge, thin pen line on b otto m of tex tb lock ne ar s pine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE TIGER TANKS.  ARMOR SERIES VOL. 1., Nowarra, Heniz J.; Feist, Uwe; Maloney, Edward T.
68 Nowarra, Heniz J.; Feist, Uwe; Maloney, Edward T. THE TIGER TANKS. ARMOR SERIES VOL. 1.
Aero Publishers, Fallbrook, California, 1966. 
Unpaginated (approx. 52 pp.), small 4to (10 5/8" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings, color plates. Covers the 'Tiger' series of WWII German tanks, including: Konigstiger (King Tiger), Jagd Tiger (Hunting Tiger), Tiger (P) Elephant, and Sturmtiger (Storm Tiger). Interior - previous owners small stamp on inside of front cover and at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, ver y l i g h t r u bbing/soiling on rear cover. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EMPEROR'S CHAMBERMAIDS: THE STORY OF THE 14th/20th KING'S HUSSARS., Oatts, L.B., Lt.-Colonel.  Foreword by M.R.D. Foot.
69 Oatts, L.B., Lt.-Colonel. Foreword by M.R.D. Foot. EMPEROR'S CHAMBERMAIDS: THE STORY OF THE 14th/20th KING'S HUSSARS.
Ward Lock, London, 1973. 
518 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 706310012 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps, colour plates. "....the story of two Cavalry regiments, the 14th and 20th Light Dragoons, which were eventually amalgamated after the First World War to form the 14th/20th King's Hussars. Colonel Oatts has written a fascinating and often amusing story of the two Regiments in peace and war, deftly intertwined, and presented against a background of the history of Europe and the dev elopment of the British Empire. He takes us from the Jacobite Rebellions through the long struggle with Napoleon, the Indian Wars, with both Regiments fighting the Boers in South Africa at the turn of the nineteenth century. The horrors a n d d i s c o m forts of the Great War in France and Mesopotamia are fully described. With the rise of Hitler's Germany the horse gave way to the tank and the amalgamated Regiment went through its frustrating period of the Second World War and t he p os t -w ar p er io d as part of the Royal Armoured Corps. The Author takes us up to 1970, with the first visit to the Regiment of the newly appointed Colonel-in-Chief, H.R.H. The Princess Anne. Part of the Regiment was shortly destined to s erv e, for t he fir st tim e, in the Far East and after 1971 play its part in turbulent Ulster....The title of the book is the nickname of the 14th dating from 1813 when the Regiment captured the silver chamber-pot, originally owned by Napoleon, f rom Kin g Jo sep h B onap art e's car ria ge after the battle of Vittoria. It has since been a valued possession of the Officers' Mess." Cigarette odor, minor browning in page margins, very light browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/ bott om of spi ne, very ligh t ed ge w ear, light fading to top 1" of boards and spine, small corner bumps on boards, minor soiling to bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has been lined with stiff paper (glued on), light browning to edges and s pine, mode rate e dge w ear/ wrink ling, a fe w sma ll te ars/creases. Good+/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1919.  A REPRINT OF THE 1919 EDITION OF FIGHTING SHIPS., Parkes, O., Surgeon-Lieut. and Predergast, Maurice, editors.
70 Parkes, O., Surgeon-Lieut. and Predergast, Maurice, editors. JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1919. A REPRINT OF THE 1919 EDITION OF FIGHTING SHIPS.
New York Arco 1969 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Facsimile reprint of the 1919 edition, with 161 pp of contemporary advertising (with b&w illustrations), followed by 634 pp of text/b&w illustrations. "Here we see how the world's navies emerged at the end of the 1914-18 holocaust. As the preface states, the labor incurred in the preparation of this edition was exceptionally heavy, the editors having to deal with much information withheld from publication during hostilities as well as with the demobilization of the war fleets, 'the indeterminate state of the late enemy navies, and the chaotic conditons of the Russian fleet'. The contents include sections on ships lost in the war, a revised glossary and the usual close-ups on the existing fleets and advertisements of naval power to come. Pictures, dimensions, tonnages, armament details, are here for scholar or enthusiast." Section headings: Alphabetical List of Advertisers; Classified List of Advertisers; Preface; General Index (named ships only); Technical Terms in Foreign Languages; British Navy; U.S. Navy; Japanese Navy; French Navy; Italian Navy; Minor European Navies; South & Central American Navies; Lesser Asiatic & African Navies; Late Enemy & Russian Navies (Austrian Navy / Bulgarian Navy / German Navy / Russian Navy (Baltic Section) / Russian Navy (Black Sea Section) / Turkish Navy); Explanatory Notes to British Navy Section; Ships Lost in the War; Addenda Pages. Sharp crease down free rear endpaper - indents on adjacent page, four soft creases down free front endpaper and title page, light wear at corners ans at top/bottom hinge edges a few minor rub marks on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wear at op/bottom of flap-folds and top/bottom of hinges, three soft creases on front panel, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block, light browning at top inside edge. Please note: this is a heavy volume and may require extra postage charges for expedited or overseas shipping. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
IRON FIST: CLASSIC ARMOURED WARFARE CASE STUDIES., Perrett, Bryan.
71 Perrett, Bryan. IRON FIST: CLASSIC ARMOURED WARFARE CASE STUDIES.
London Arms and Armour 1996 1854093657 / 9781854093653 Soft Cover Very Good 
222 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. Contents: Introduction; In the Beginning; War on Wheels; The Land Ironclads; Blood on the Tracks; The Gembloux Gap and Flavion; Barbarossa; Desert Death Ride (Tel el Aqqaqir); War to the Death (Russian Front); Hobo's Funnies; 'Hideous Nights Pressed on Days of Horror' (Gothic Line); The Armoured Car of World War II; Honour in Adversity (Bastogne); The Japanese Dimension; Above and Beyond (Individual Achieve-ments During the World Wars); Red Sheet (Sinai Campaign); The Long War (Vietnam); Green Screen Warfare (Operation Desert Sabre, Kuwait); Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, soft wrinkle on rear cover, remainder mark on top of text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
IRON FIST: CLASSIC ARMOURED WARFARE CASE STUDIES., Perrett, Bryan.
72 Perrett, Bryan. IRON FIST: CLASSIC ARMOURED WARFARE CASE STUDIES.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199542 / 9781860199547 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
222 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. Contents: Introduction; In the Beginning; War on Wheels; The Land Ironclads; Blood on the Tracks; The Gembloux Gap and Flavion; Barbarossa; Desert Death Ride (Tel el Aqqaqir); War to the Death (Russian Front); Hobo's Funnies; 'Hideous Nights Pressed on Days of Horror' (Gothic Line); The Armoured Car of World War II; Honour in Adversity (Bastogne); The Japanese Dimension; Above and Beyond (Individual Achieve-ments During the World Wars); Red Sheet (Sinai Campaign); The Long War (Vietnam); Green Screen Warfare (Operation Desert Sabre, Kuwait); Bibliography; Index. Very small corner crease at top of rear free endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling at top of front panel and front flap, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ROMAN LEGIONS RECREATED IN COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS.  EUROPA MILITARIA SPECIAL NO. 2., Peterson, Daniel.
73 Peterson, Daniel. THE ROMAN LEGIONS RECREATED IN COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS. EUROPA MILITARIA SPECIAL NO. 2.
London Windrow & Greene 1992 1872004067 / 9781872004068 Soft Cover Very Good 
96 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "New archaeological discoveries, combined with reconstruction of and practical experiments with Roman military equipment are today changing long-held theories about what the Roman soldier actually looked like, how he lived, marched and fought In this book, for the first time, the 500-year story of the evolution of the Roman legionary, his armour and equipment is told not by means of the usual artist's impressions, but in vivid colour photographs of museum-quality reconstructions. Military historian and museum curator Daniel Peterson has been active in the field of 'living history' for many years; he is the organiser of one of the largest and most accurate Roman reconstruction groups, and a member of the world's only authentically reconstructed Roman cavalry unit. He has marched and ridden hundreds of miles across what was once the Roman Empire, reliving the day-to-day experiences of Roman soldiers of nearly 2,000 years ago. He and his comrades are much more than 're-enactors': authentically armoured and equipped, preparing and eating authentic rations, sleeping in authentically reconstructed leather tents, and carrying out rigorous marches, training and battle simulations, they are true 'experimental archaeologists' who are gaining new insights into the greatest army in Western history." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small bump to top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ESSENTIAL VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE: WESTERN ALLIED TANKS 1939-45., Porter, David.
74 Porter, David. THE ESSENTIAL VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE: WESTERN ALLIED TANKS 1939-45.
London Amber 2010 1906626324 / 9781906626327 Reprint. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, colour profiles, insignia. "(O)ffers a highly-illustrated guide to the main armored fighting vehicles used by the Western Allies in the European theater during World War II. Organized chronologically by campaign, the book features a wide range of vehicles from every Allied country, including Poland, Holland, Belgium, France, Canada, Australia, the UK, and the U.S.A. (I)ncludes all the major and many minor tank types, with variants of the M4 Sherman, Stuart, Churchill, and Matilda, as well as mat-laying, engineering, and mine-clearing versions. Lesser-known models from the early years of the war, armored cars, halftracks, trucks, and amphibious vehicles make this a rounded compendium of Western Allied armored fighting vehicles. Sample unit structures and orders of battle from company up to corps level provide an organizational context for key campaigns, such as the Battle of France and the Normandy Landings." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on front free endpaper; old price 'blacked out' on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has some minor edgfe wrinlkling, small soft crease at top of front hinge. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 99:  SOVIET VICTORY IN THE ARCTIC., Ramsey, Winston G., editor.
75 Ramsey, Winston G., editor. AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 99: SOVIET VICTORY IN THE ARCTIC.
London Battle of Britain Prints International 1998 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
53 pp, 11 5/8" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps. Contents: Soviet Victory in the Arctic; Wreck Discovery: Dropping Russian Abwehr Agents over Kola; Preservation: New German War Cemeteries in the East; Wreck Recovery: Secret of the Southend Sands; Readers' Investigation: The Battle of the Bulge Through the Lens; It Happened Here: The IJzendijke Explosion. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE 51st HIGHLAND DIVISION 1939-1945., Salmond, J.B.
76 Salmond, J.B. THE HISTORY OF THE 51st HIGHLAND DIVISION 1939-1945.
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1953. 
287 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold insignia on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "This is the tale of an infantryman whose weapon was essentially a sword, although that sword was fixed on the end of a rifle and designated a bayonet. It is the tale of a Scottish infantryman, who was essentially a clansman with all the glorious traditions, estimable prejudices, and fortunate relatio n s h i p s o f a clansman. In this particular tale each clan was a regiment with its own chief and its own particular significance of territory. Clan jealousy and clan pride formed the separate strength of each unit, and, by their very division s, m ad e of a l l th e clans that Unity known as the 51st Highland Division...." Very light browning to pages, light cigarette odor, browning to edges of textblock, light waviness to top of textblock, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of sp ine , b oo k s lig ht ly co ck ed, a few light soiling marks on exterior. Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
BASIC MILITARY VEHICLE MODELLING.  COMPENDIUM MODELLING MANUALS VOLUME 3. (AFV), Scutts, Jerry, series editor.
77 Scutts, Jerry, series editor. BASIC MILITARY VEHICLE MODELLING. COMPENDIUM MODELLING MANUALS VOLUME 3. (AFV)
Compendium, London, n.d. 
64 pp, 10 7/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 1902579070 Profusely illustrated in colour. "A large part of the appeal of AFVs in general is the enormous scope for presenting a highly individual interpretation of a military vehicle subject. The way the mod eller chooses to pile the necessary guns, ammunition, ropes, chains, tools, radio aerials and so on onto a tank will remain a singular, highly personal contribution to the modelling hobby. In this series of books we attempt to show you how to g e t t he best out of plastic models of AFVs and offer some tips on construction, customising and finishing. We have not specified any particular brand of paint, adhesive or materials simply because models and accessory ranges change their trade na me s, ar e constantly added to - or, occasionally, are withdrawn from the market altogether. And of course general availability in certain countries varies to a considerable degree so we are leaving it to the modeller, wherever he or she may be lo cat ed t o s earch out the tools of the trade according to local supply." from the Introduction. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small dent/scuff and soft creases at bottom corner of front cover. Very Good - 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
T-34/85.  SERIA "POD LUPA" 102., Skulski, Przemyslaw.
78 Skulski, Przemyslaw. T-34/85. SERIA "POD LUPA" 102.
Wroclaw Ace 1999 838615344X / 9788386153442 Soft Cover Fine 
35 pp, 11 3/4" H, (stapled in wraps). Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings and profiles. ***The main text is in Polish,*** with an English summary and description of the colour drawings on the covers. Many of the b&w drawings have bilingual captions. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HARD LYING:  THE BIRTH OF THE DESTROYER, 1893-1913., Smith, Peter.
79 Smith, Peter. HARD LYING: THE BIRTH OF THE DESTROYER, 1893-1913.
London William Kimber 1971 718301927 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
176 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs. "The ubiquitous destroyer, the Navy's maid of all work, is so familiar, so distinctive among small ships, that it is surprising how confusing are its origins. The idea behind its genesis was that it should meet the threat of the torpedo - which really began to look like a practical weapon of war in the 1860s; it was quickly realised how vulnerable the battleships could be to these small craft carrying their lethal torpedoes close in to the armoured leviathans whose guns were largely on too grand a scale to engage them. The Admiralty first called for designs for Torpedo Boat Catchers, and then Torpedo Boat Destroyers; in the meantime they hung nets and booms around the big ships to protect them from the torpedo - which fortunately proved slightly erratic in operation. From this early idea, from the torpedo boat destroyer, evolved the destroyer itself - somewhat larger than the catcher, and soon itself armed with torpedoes and ultimately with 4-inch guns, making the destroyer a formidable, sea-going ship with considerable range and endurance. In the years leading up to the First World War, the destroyers were soon numbered in flotillas, and larger operations in mass became tactically important. This is an informed and highly readable account of the first twenty years in the development of one of the best-loved and effective classes of warship in history." Very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny closed tears, small sticker pull on both panels, minor edge browning, small white paint smudge and small area of soiling on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ARMOR ON THE EASTERN FRONT.  ARMOR SERIES VOL. 6., Spielberger, Walter J. and Feist, Uwe.
80 Spielberger, Walter J. and Feist, Uwe. ARMOR ON THE EASTERN FRONT. ARMOR SERIES VOL. 6.
Aero Publishers, Fallbrook, California, 1968. 
Unpaginated (approx. 52 pp.), small 4to (10 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, color plates. Presents German and Russian armored vehicles of World War II. Interior - previous owners small stamp on inside of front cov er and at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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