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81 Brayley, Martin. Series editor, Martin Windrow. THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45 (1) NORTH-WEST EUROPE. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 354. (I)
Oxford Osprey 2001 1841760528 / 9781841760520 First Edition Very Good Colour Plates By Mike Chappell. 
48 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, map. 8 pages of colour uniform studies. "The Second World War was Britain's last as a world power; it was a citizen's war, in which most British men and women were mobilised. For a year it saw Britain standing alone aginst the fascist dictatorships; and winning it cost the sacrifice of the entire national wealth. This first title of three describes and explains the uniforms developed for European service. It traces the appearance of the 'Tommy' from pre-war mobilisation, through the years of defeat and endurance, to the final return to Europe on D-Day and the long fighting advance to northern Germany by the spring of 1945. Uniform information is supported by a campaign summary, infantry organisation tables, lists of arms and services, and basic specifications of a number of heavy weapons." Interior - small ghost sticker mark at top inside corner of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - crease down front cover near spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BIZARRE TALES FROM WORLD WAR II., Breuer, William B.
82 Breuer, William B. BIZARRE TALES FROM WORLD WAR II.
Castle, Edison, NJ, 2005, reprint. 
220 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785819924 B&w illustrations. "Ernest Hemingway stalks U-Boats. A Belgian woman halts the Panzers. Adolf Hitler plays Santa Claus. If you think these are tall tales, guess again. I n (this book), popular author and distinguished historian William Breuer brings you more than 140 of the most bizarre, curious, and downright strange incidents from World War II. Drawing from personal interviews, official archives, and decl a s s i f i e d documents, Breuer presents little-known stories about the offbeat side of war. You'll discover how 'Venus de Milo' fooled the Germans....watch as drone boats go berserk and a British 'mystery plane' vanishes....listen as Navajo cod e- ta lk er s ig ni te a panic....and learn how Dutch boys captured nine Germans, and a group of choirboys plotted to foil Hitler." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling and rubbing. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TOP SECRET TALES OF WORLD WAR II., Breuer, William B.
83 Breuer, William B. TOP SECRET TALES OF WORLD WAR II.
Castle, Edison, NJ, 2005, reprint. 
244 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785819517 B&w illustrations. "....compelling accounts of Allied and Axis intelligence throughout World War II. Here are riveting tales of patriotism and treachery, saboteurs, sleeper s, and moles, giving fresh perspectives on the best-known interceptions and deceptions of the war - the breaking of the German code Enigma and the Japanese code Purple, Operation Overlord's successful disguise of the D-Day invasion - as well a s l i t t le-known feats of civilian bravado in the face of danger. Meet Sidney Cotton, a British businessman and aviator who took the Luftwaffe's General Albrecht Kesselring aloft for a test flight at a German air show and then cooly snapped v a lu ab l e re co nn aissance photographs after handing the controls over to the Nazi officer. Shadow the covert armada that shipped the foundation of Great Britain's financial security - including $2.5 billion in gold - from London to the Bank of Ca nad a i n Ot taw a, wit hout suffering a single loss from U-boats at the height of the Battle for the Atlantic. Discover how U.S. taxpayers footed the bill for a successful Nazi propaganda effort that was documented in the 'Congressional Record' , p ubli shed b y t he G ove rnme nt Printing Office, and mailed on a congressman's postal privileges...." Small bump at bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, slight bump on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at t op/bo ttom of spin e. V ery Good/ Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GRAF ZEPPELIN.  THE GERMAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER.  WITH SPECIAL SECTION "CURRENT NAVAL INFORMATION"., Breyer, Siegfried.
84 Breyer, Siegfried. GRAF ZEPPELIN. THE GERMAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER. WITH SPECIAL SECTION "CURRENT NAVAL INFORMATION".
West Chester, Pennsylvania Schiffer 1989 0887402429 / 9780887402425 Very Good+ 
48 pp, 11 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Construction History; The Aircraft Carriers of Foreign Navies on the Eve of World War II; The Ship's Hull; The Power System; Armament; Fire Control and Navigational and Other Systems; The Carrier-Based Aircraft; The Flight Systems; Completion After All?; The End; Statistics; New Life for Aircraft Carrier Construction; The Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier Projects 1942-43; Naval Info Up-to-date: The Newest Rocket Destroyers of the French Navy; Details of the Cassard-Class; Rumania's Ambitious Fleet Expansion; The Multipurpose Boatbuilding Program of the Federal German Navy; From Naval History: The Origins of the Washington Fleet Conference. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner creases on covers, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE NAZI SECRET SERVICE., Brissaud, Andre.  Translated from the French by Milton Waldman.
85 Brissaud, Andre. Translated from the French by Milton Waldman. THE NAZI SECRET SERVICE.
Bodley Head, London, 1974. 
320 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370106644 B&w photographs, tables. "(The) achievements of Heydrich's Secret Service up to 1940 are here recounted by Andre Brissaud, a veteran journalist who has tenaciously assembled his d ossier and scrupulously compared all available evidence, spoken and written, including a long private interview with Walter Schellenberg, S.S. Counter-Espionage chief." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear, tiny dints on edges o f b o a rds very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very small tears and chips - mainly at top of spine, light rubbing/soiling, light browning - mainly on spine/flap-folds, 3" split on rear hinge - archivally taped. Very Go o d/ Go o d 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
86 Broome, Jack, Captain. SERVICES WRENDERED.
London William Kimber 1974 0718303733 / 9780718303730 Very Good Very Good 
128 pp, 8 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with cartoons in black, white, blue and red. "Records of World War II are incomplete without a tribute to the 'Fighting Services Title-Abbreviating Department', and the inspired minds therein which christened the Women's Royal Naval Service the WRENS. Surely the dedicated brood - such invaluable handmaidens to Britannia in her wave-ruling activities - owes something to such a delightful title. Captain Jack Broome also feels indebted to the Department for enabling him to call his gay, witty book of illustrated verses about these fledglings 'Services Wrendered'. In their many roles, in dockyards, on parade grounds, driving cars, teleprinters, or motor-boats with such enthusiasm and apparent awe for naval tradition, gold braid and authority, there remained that beautifully balanced, built-in, not-so-subservient subservience." Previous owner's name on free front endpaper and on title page, slight colour fading to top edge of boards and bottom edge of spine, minor wrinkles at top of spine. Dust jacket has slight browning at edges, minor edgewear/rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
[4 WWII HOME GUARD-RELATED ITEMS].  HOME GUARD: A HANDBOOK FOR THE L.D.V.  With: SPOT THEM IN THE AIR! and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 4 - ENGINEERS and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 5 - RECONAISSANCE UNITS., Brophy, John, et al.
87 Brophy, John, et al. [4 WWII HOME GUARD-RELATED ITEMS]. HOME GUARD: A HANDBOOK FOR THE L.D.V. With: SPOT THEM IN THE AIR! and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 4 - ENGINEERS and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 5 - RECONAISSANCE UNITS.
London Hodder & Stoughton / Daily Mirror / General Staff, War Office 1940 Good 
1. Home Guard: A Handbook for the L.D.V. (Local Defence Volunteers) - 126 pp, 5 1/4" H. September 1940 - reprint in same month as first printing. Red/orange cloth with black and gray lettering. Contents: Author's Foreword; What the Job Is; Resisting the Invader; The Watch of the Skies; Defence Works and Anti-Tank Warfare; The Arms of the L.D.V.; The Use of the Rifle; The Last Word. 2. Spot Them in the Air! - 32 pp, staples in wraps, 8 3/8" H, published by the Daily Mirror, n.d. B&w photographs and three-view silhouettes of British and German aircraft with short descriptions. 3. Popular Guide to the German Army No. 4 - Engineers - 8 pp formed from a single folded sheet - folded size 9 5/8" H x 7 3/6" W - prepared by the General Staff, War Office, July 1941. B&w diagrams, double page drawing. Includes sections on River Crossings and Booby Traps. 4. Popular Guide to the German Army No. 5 - Reconaissance Units (Recce Units) - format as above - 9 13/16" H x 7 1/2" W - November 1941. B&w organization charts, double page drawing. Both these guides have the following printed on the front page "Not to be published. The information given in this document is not to be communicated, either directly or indirectly, to the Press or to any person not holding an official position in His Majesty's Service." Home Guard: A Handbook for the L.D.V. Interior - previous owner's pencilled notes on illustration page 96, most pages have some soft wrinkling at the fore-edge otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear - mainly on spine, corner crease on front cover, very light soiling on rear cover, wrinkling/creasing on spine, darkening/soiling to edges of text block. Spot Them in the Air. Interior - very small crease and some foxing at top corner of first page. Exterior - area of foxing marks at top corner of front cover, light wear on spine, very light browning and light soiling on rear cover. Popular Guides No 4 & No 5 have 1/4 fold creases, minor browning, light to moderate wrinkling, No 5 has a 2" fold tear archivally taped and several tiny holes at fold intersections. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
ONE MAN'S WAR:  A SOLDIER'S DIARY., Brown, James Ambrose.
88 Brown, James Ambrose. ONE MAN'S WAR: A SOLDIER'S DIARY.
Cape Town, South Africa Howard Timmins 1980 0869781790 / 9780869781791 Very Good- Very Good- 
185 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). B&w photographs. "Apart from its importance as an historical narrative the story told in these pages by a 22-year-old soldier has the unique quality of experience freshly captured - the truth of a soldier's life in the critical battles fought in North Africa in 1941-42. It is a personal view of war with its boredom, its moments of terror, of tenderness and humour and its final realisation that war is not a glorious game. It is written from the limited viewpoint of a young N.C.O. with his self-doubt, his fantasies and his moments of despair. It chronicles the handful of men around him, a section of mortarmen, griping, idle, insubordinate, extra ordinarily light-hearted, never failing when courage was demanded - and finally dying together in the great and bloody battle of El Alamein which is the climax of the diary. Told in a day-to-day, sometimes hour-by-hour account, (this) is a book that will touch a responsive chord in the heart of every man who has borne arms - in any army. The diarist has edited the original here and there and added notes which give a picture of the acutal military situation, often unknown to the writer at the time. "Light to moderate edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, moderate wrinkling along top edge and top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny tear, small company label on front flap, minor wear, faint handwriting indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR., Bruce, Jean.
89 Bruce, Jean. AFTER THE WAR.
Don Mills, Ontario Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1982 0889025878 / 9780889025875 Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, square large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 9 1/4" D). B&w photographs. "The immigrants who came to Canada in the ten years following the Second World War settled in a booming land with many new jobs to fill. The immigrants' reasons for coming here and their experiences in the new society were as varied as their own backgrounds. First were the war brides, some married after only a few weeks of courtship; there were refugees and displaced persons from e astern Europe and Russia; there were British and Dutch farm families, and thousands of others looking for a fresh start far from battle-scarred Europe. Then in the fifties came the Asians and blacks. Jean Bruce, herself an immigrant, tells through hundreds of in-depth intervies across Canada of these people as they fulfilled their dreams, and dispelled fears while establishing new roots. She has ranged the country in selecting photos from churches, ethnic organizations, private albums, the Public Archives, and diverse libraries and museums. In dealing not only with the immigrant experience, but also with changing attitudes towards immigration within Canadian society, (she) has raised issues which will continue to be important and controversial. But most importantly, she has created a portrait of Canada at a vibrant period in its history, a period which was to change the face of the nation forever." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light browning. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
NO ESCAPE FROM ADVENTURE., Bruce, Michael, Sir.  11th Baronet of Stenhouse and Airth.
90 Bruce, Michael, Sir. 11th Baronet of Stenhouse and Airth. NO ESCAPE FROM ADVENTURE.
New York Hastings House 1955 Very Good Good- 
263 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "A financial disaster prevented (Sir Michael Bruce) from following the family tradition of becoming an officer in the crack Royal Regiment known as 'The Gunners', so he enlisted in the British South African Police. At seventeen, he shot his first man; at eighteen he hunted a double-murderer across the velds of Rhodesia. By the time he was twenty-four he had fought (and was twice wounded) at ill-fated Gallipoli and on the western front through the Great War of 1914-19. Excitement dogged his footsteps as he sailed round the Horn in a windjammer; fought in a Brazilian revolution; crossed the Andes on foot; was nearly killed in a stampede of wild cattle; and was the sole survivor of a gold-seeking hunt in the Amazon. Back in England, jobless, he did a stint as a reporter on a gossip 'sheet'; became a stunt actor, then press agent, in the movies; and in 1938, on the continent, established an underground for Jews fleeing from Hitler's persecution, subsequently himself falling into the hands of the Gestapo. At Dunkirk in World War II, Sir Michael ferried British soldiers across the Channel, then got into the RAF - and into more hair-raising incidents." Bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, slight browning to endpapers, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning on spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, small label from bookstore on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has several small edge tears and creases, small chip at top of spine, creases at bottom of front panel, minor foxing at top inside edge, minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
FIRST IN LAST OUT:  THE RCAF, WOMEN'S DIVISION AND NURSING SISTERS IN WORLD WAR II., Bryce, Glad.  Foreword by Roberta Bondar.  With messages by  Margaret Couture, Norm Miller and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Susan Beharriell.
91 Bryce, Glad. Foreword by Roberta Bondar. With messages by Margaret Couture, Norm Miller and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Susan Beharriell. FIRST IN LAST OUT: THE RCAF, WOMEN'S DIVISION AND NURSING SISTERS IN WORLD WAR II.
Toronto University Women's Club of Toronto 2010 0986519502 / 9780986519505 First Edition Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) Signed and Inscribed by Author.
224 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 11 1/8" D), glazed pictorial boards, b&w photographs, maps. Signed on half title page: "Glad Bryce" and also inscibed: "To / Hugh / Enjoy! / Glad". Chapter headings: First In: It Begins; Becoming a WD; Life as a WD; Trades, Training, and Jobs; WDs Overseas; Headquarters, Flying Schools and Air Stations; Special Challenges; Last Out: The End of the War at Home and Abroad; Appendices (Personal Interviews / Personal Stories); Nursing Sisters; Endnotes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index. Some light waviness at top/bottom edges of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
DEADLY ALLIES:  CANADA'S SECRET WAR, 1937-1947., Bryden, John.
92 Bryden, John. DEADLY ALLIES: CANADA'S SECRET WAR, 1937-1947.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771017243 / 9780771017247 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
314 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(P)robes the secrets that were never meant to be discosed. Backed up by documents believed to have been destroyed, the book traces Canada's pioneering role in the development of chemical and biological weapons before, during, and immediately after the Second World War. It also examines parallel research being done in the United States and Britain." Two tiny corner bumps, ligth wrinkling and tiny tear at top/bottom of spine, book cracked at page 129 - pages holding firmly. Dust jacket has minor wear and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny tears, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DEADLY ALLIES:  CANADA'S SECRET WAR, 1937-1947., Bryden, John.
93 Bryden, John. DEADLY ALLIES: CANADA'S SECRET WAR, 1937-1947.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771017243 / 9780771017247 First Edition Near Fine Very Good+ 
314 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(P)robes the secrets that were never meant to be discosed. Backed up by documents believed to have been destroyed, the book traces Canada's pioneering role in the development of chemical and biological weapons before, during, and immediately after the Second World War. It also examines parallel research being done in the United States and Britain." Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PROPS ON HER SLEEVE:  THE WARTIME LETTERS OF A CANADIAN AIRWOMAN., Buch, Mary Hawkins, with Gossage, Caroline.
94 Buch, Mary Hawkins, with Gossage, Caroline. PROPS ON HER SLEEVE: THE WARTIME LETTERS OF A CANADIAN AIRWOMAN.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1997 1550022946 / 9781550022940 First Edition Very Good+ Inscribed By Author
171 pp, 8vo (9" H). Inscribed by author on title page. B&w photographs. "A first-hand account of the experiences of a young Canadian airwoman who served both in Canada and on overseas duty, this series of 150 letters brings home the day-to-day immediacy of life in uniform during the Second World War. Moments of hilarity interspersed with impatience and frustration are recorded verbatim, along with an underlying sense of urgency about winning a war that hung in the balance for too long. Written to the Dean of Women at Macdonald College in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Mary Buch's letters lay untouched for over fifty years after her return to Canada from England in 1945. Today they serve as a looking-glass into the War Years that is tinged with the freshness of youthful spontaneity and the promise of a brighter tomorrow. Carolyn Gossage has interwoven colourful contextual sidebars that provide today's readers with an overview of the times and circumstances that have become increasingly elusive in the intervening years." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, slight soft crease to top corner of rear cover - with very light migration into last few papges, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 18.  LA BATAILLE DE STALINGRAD (I) DE MOSCOU A STALINGRAD., Buffetaut, Yves.
95 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 18. LA BATAILLE DE STALINGRAD (I) DE MOSCOU A STALINGRAD.
Paris Histoire & Collections 1995 Very Good+ Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. Christophe Camilotte, cartographie. 
82 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, colour illustrations (tanks, jeeps, aircraft, etc.), maps/battle plans. Chapter headings: La contre-offensive Russe dans le secteur sud; Les preparatifs de la Wehrmacht; Le plan Allemand; Operation Blau; Vers le Caucase; L'avance sur Stalingrad. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a tiny scuff at the bottom edge of the rear cover and a very small crease at the bottom corner of the rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 38.  KOURSK:  L'OFFENSIVE ALLEMANDE., Buffetaut, Yves.
96 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 38. KOURSK: L'OFFENSIVE ALLEMANDE.
Paris Histoire & Collections 2000 Very Good+ Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. 
83-162 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, colour illustrations (tanks, aircraft, trucks, etc.). Chapter headings: Vers un Nouveau Tannenberg a l'Est?; Koursk, 5 Juillet 1943: Le Premier Jour de l'Offensive Allemande sur le Front Sud; L'Echec de l'Offensive Allemande au Nord du Saillant; Front Sud: Des Illusions de Victoire a la Defaite Finale. Interior - clean and tght with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small indentation at top edge of front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 45.  LE DEBARQUEMENT A ANZIO, 1944:  OPERATION SHINGLE., Buffetaut, Yves.
97 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 45. LE DEBARQUEMENT A ANZIO, 1944: OPERATION SHINGLE.
Paris Histoire & Collections 2000 Near Fine Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. Infographies de Thibault Panfil. 
81 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, colour illustrations (tanks, aircraft, trucks, landing craft, etc.). Chapter headings: Anzio, un Debordement par la Mer; 22 Janvier 1944: le Debarquement a Anzio; Les Debuts de l'Enlisement Allie; Les Contre-Offensives; Allemandes; Le Front Allie Resiste a Anzio. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HITLER AND THE ORIGINS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.  THE RALEIGH LECTURE ON HISTORY, BRITISH ACADEMY, 1967., Bullock, Alan.
98 Bullock, Alan. HITLER AND THE ORIGINS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. THE RALEIGH LECTURE ON HISTORY, BRITISH ACADEMY, 1967.
British Academy, London, 1967. 
Paged 257 - 287, 9 11/16" H, stapled in wraps. From the proceedings of the British Academy, Volume LIII. Interior - previous owner's bordered stamp and personal library number on inside of front cover, small ink mark under publication date on titl e page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - hand written title and author's name on spine, light browning to edges of covers, very light soiling, soft crease at top corner of rear cover - migrates slightly i n t o l a s t few pages. Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ADVANCE FORCE PEARL HARBOR: THE IMPERIAL NAVY'S UNDERWATER ASSAULT ON AMERICA., Burlingame, Burl.
99 Burlingame, Burl. ADVANCE FORCE PEARL HARBOR: THE IMPERIAL NAVY'S UNDERWATER ASSAULT ON AMERICA.
Kailua, Hawaii Pacific Monograph 1992 0962922714 / 9780962922718 Very Good- 
480 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, maps. "Drawn from American and Japanese sources, (this) is the first comprehensive examination of the Imperial Navy's submarine assault on America. Relegated by most historians to a lesser role in the saga of Pearl Harbor, the role of Japanese submarines and the spirited and highly successful American defense against them is highlighted and placed in its proper perespective." - James P. Delgalo. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bump at top of rear hinge/spine area - migrates into pages/gutter, small bump on rear edge of spine, light scuff across bottom of text block, tiny tear with slight crease at bottom edge of front cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
UNLUCKY LADY:  THE LIFE & DEATH OF HMCS ATHABASKAN, 1940-44., Burrow, Len and Beaudoin, Emile.
100 Burrow, Len and Beaudoin, Emile. UNLUCKY LADY: THE LIFE & DEATH OF HMCS ATHABASKAN, 1940-44.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771018126 / 9780771018121 Reprint. Very Good Good+ 
198 pp, oblong 8vo, (8 3/4" H x 11 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps and colour reproductions - wonderful pictorial end papers of Athabaskan at speed. "The Athabaskan was the second of the Canadian Tribal Class Destroyers, sister ship to the Haida. The story of Athabaskan's life and death has been lovingly retrieved from forgotten archives and her daily log. In her short life she was pounded by the sea and battered by bombs, gunfire, and torpedoes. She spent her finest and final hours fighting alongside her sisters in the 10th Flotilla in 1944, helping to clear the English Channel of enemy ships prior to the invasion. 'Unlucky Lady' is a memorial - to a ship, to the men who served her, and to Canadians who served at sea more than forty years ago." Book is slightly cocked, has small bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small tears at top of flap-folds - archivally taped; 4" repaired tear with creases, wrinkles and some delamination at bottom of front panel, 1" tear archivally taped at bottom of front flap-fold, very light rubbing and a few tiny dints on front panel. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
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REPORT OF THE WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD, JANUARY 1, 1946 TO DECEMBER 31, 1946 INCLUDING IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS UP TO FEBRUARY 1, 1947., Dominion of Canada
REPORT OF THE WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD, JANUARY 1, 1946 TO DECEMBER 31, 1946 INCLUDING IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS UP TO FEBRUARY 1, 1947.
Dominion of Canada
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