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GUNNER C.J. WALLACE O.F.C. 1612928
1943 Original Manuscript Diary of One British Gunner's Miserable 6 Months in Diego Suarez Madagascar
DIEGO SUAREZ MADAGASCAR INDIAN OCEAN, 1943. . On offer is a super, original manuscript diary and World War II relic of one British man's unwelcome service as a Gunner for His Majesty's Army in the East Africa Command. Handwritten by Gunner C.J. Wallace O.F.C. [Ordnance Factory] 1612928 while serving in Diego Suarez Madagascar the diary is kept in a small notebook and very neatly covers the six month period from January 1st 1943, four days before they embark by ship for Madagascar, to June 30th, at which point it ends because the book is full at 120 well filled pages. Madagascar was prior to early 1942 a French colony and Churchill feared that Vichy France would allow the Japanese to use the island as a base for operations in the Indian Ocean. This fear led to a British and Allied offensive in the spring of 1942 which successfully led to the invasion of the island. Wallace of the 152 E.A.H.A.A. Battery [152 East Africa Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery] was part of the East Africa Brigade based at the most important harbour, Diego Suarez, on the northern tip of the island and part of the all important defenses of Britain's strengthening hold of the area. He served as part of heavy artillery crew whose job was to defend against enemy aircraft or shipping. During the period of the diary there is little action save for a couple of times enemy aircraft flew over Diego Suarez and at one point there is concern over a ship sighted offshore but this proves not to be an enemy craft. The only "action" involves local people accidentally wounded during a training exercise. The diary does a superb job relating the day-to-day grind of an overseas posting. You get a real sense of the relentlessness of it all and it reflects the joyless, powerless, day-to-day experience of many young conscripts. The writer is bored, homesick and miserable. He and his comrades are often ill with diarrhoea or malaria. There is a constant low level grumbling: the weather; the filth, the squalor of the local town, the privations of the accommodation, the poor food, the failure of the army to keep his pay up to date, the poor transport infrastructure, the behaviour of the natives, the behaviour of the officers and - most of all - the constant, pointless emphasis on petty regulation and "spit and polish". There are numerous passages in the diary which could illustrate this. Here is a snippet: 'We had to change our beds today, for three planks of wood, everybody must have the same, even if you were nice and comfortable before. Just like our battery. I suspect it's all Godfrey's doings, even if you have your own camp bed, when the day comes for inspection, you have to hide it and show three planks with kit on.' Several times the author writes simply and rather movingly that he just wishes he could go home to his wife, Joan, whom he misses greatly. The only high points are the regular games of football, listening to the wireless when it works and a two week leave period at the town of Joffreville in a converted sawmill established to enable soldiers to request and recuperate. In June a brothel, "licensed by army medical authorities" with "white and almost white girls" opened in Diego Suarez for the use of officers. The writer hears rumours that a brothel for other ranks will follow with "girls from Kenya" but he finds this an appalling prospect. The diary is a small notebook with 104 pages, all of which are fully written on. There are no missing or damaged pages but the covers are detached from the single staple which holds the notebook together. Tucked in the diary is an abandoned draft of a letter from the author to his wife in south London, plus a couple of simple, rhyming poems in which the writer expresses his cynicism about the army life. He suggests the regimental motto should be "Semper in Excreta"! Overall G.; Manuscript; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall; KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, C.J. WALLACE, EAST AFRICA HEAVY ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY DIEGO SUAREZ, E.A.H.A.A. BATTERY, GUNNERS, GUNNERY, ARTILLERY, INFANTRY, OPERATION IRONCLAD, OPERATION STREAMLINE JANE, ANTSIRANANA, MADAGASCAR, WW2, WWII, INDIAN OCEAN, SOUTH ASIA, WORLD WAR 2, WORLD WAR II, BRITISH FORCES IN DIEGO SUAREZ, GUNNER C.J. WALLACE O.F.C. 1612928, ENGLAND VS JAPAN, HANDWRITTEN, MANUSCRIPT, AUTOGRAPHED, AUTHORS, DOCUMENT, LETTER, AUTOGRAPH, KEEPSAKE, WRITER, HAND WRITTEN, DOCUMENTS, SIGNED, LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS, HISTORICAL, HOLOGRAPH, WRITERS, AUTOGRAPHS, PERSONAL, MEMOIR, MEMORIAL, PERSONAL HISTORY, ARCHIVE, DIARY, DIARIES, JOURNAL, LOG, PRIMARY SOURCE, FIRST HAND ACCOUNT, SOCIAL HISTORY, PERSONAL STORIES, LIVING HISTORY, ANTIQUITÉ, CONTRAT, VÉLIN, DOCUMENT, MANUSCRIT, PAPIER ANTIKE, BRIEF, PERGAMENT, DOKUMENT, MANUSKRIPT, PAPIER OGGETTO D'ANTIQUARIATO, ATTO, VELINA, DOCUMENTO, MANOSCRITTO, CARTA ANTIGÜEDAD, HECHO, VITELA, DOCUMENTO, MANUSCRITO, PAPEL,BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHICAL AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY PERSONAL NARRATIVES. Good .
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Book number: 0002270
USD 3585.99 [Appr.: EURO 3025 | £UK 2765.25 | JP„ 375727]
Keywords: : C.J. E.. H.. . Books General Overview 20th Century

 
(WALLACE, ALFRED RUSSEL)
"Aldred Russel Wallace" [Unsigned Review of My Life] in Spectator (January 13, 1906)
London, 1906, First Edition. Book Soft cover , Near Fine, Near fine in original wrappers. Rubber stamp on the front. Complete issue.
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Book number: b35068
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 38 | £UK 34.75 | JP„ 4715]

 [WALLACE, PROFESSOR ROBERT], Australasian Agriculture. An original article from the Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute, London 1893. 1893.
[WALLACE, PROFESSOR ROBERT]
Australasian Agriculture. An original article from the Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute, London 1893. 1893.
Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute, London 1893. 1893. First Edition, Disbound. Very Good Condition. Octavo. 37 pages. Note; this is an original article separated from the volume, not a reprint or copy. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Varied Articles; Inventory No: 118162.
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Book number: 118162
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.25 US$ 15.56 | JP„ 1631]
Catalogue: Varied Articles
Keywords: BZDB395 Australia. New Zealand. Economic History. Varied Articles; Australasian Agriculture An original article from the Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute London 1893 1893 Wallace Professor Robert

 
[ GILBERT, CLINTON WALLACE ]
Behind The Mirrors : The Psychology Of Disintegration At Washington - By The Author Of 'The Mirrors Of Washington'
G P Putnam's Sons, New York, 1922, 1st edition. Cloth, VG. x+236pp+4pp publsihers catalogue, b/w frontis, 14 b/w plates, cloth a little sunned, unevenly to the spine, internally fine. Hardback , no dustjacket.
¶ A series of twelve essays on the Presidency of Warren G Harding [ 1865 - 1923 ]. The foreword states - 'This book delves into the fundamentals at Washington. It is concerned with political tendencies as well as political personalities. It presents what impresses us as a genuinely useful and brilliant picture of present-day governmental psychology and functioning. It is a cross section of things as they are'. Harding died one of the most popular of US presidents - but subsequent revelations concerning corruption under his Presidency have relegated him to the bottom of the popularity stakes. This book predates those scandals.
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Book number: 44777
GBP 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.5 US$ 18.16 | JP„ 1902]
Keywords: politics, american politics, american history, harding

 
(WALLACE REID; ALFRED HITCHCOCK)
Films in Review April 1966, XVII, #4
NY:: National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, 1966. Book. . Card covers, 201-264pp. With b&w photos. Articles on silent film star, Reid, and film director, Hitchcock, as well as reviews of various films. Clean, tight, sound copy. Binding is Binding is Saddled Stapled. Very Good.
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Book number: sw312
USD 22.49 [Appr.: EURO 19 | £UK 17.5 | JP„ 2356]
Keywords: Magazine Films Motion Pictures

 
(STEVENS, WALLACE; SEFERIS, GEORGE; MOORE, MARIANNE; COOVER, ROBERT; DUNCAN, ROBERT; MERRILL, JAMES; HUGHES, TED; SIMPSON, LOUIS; PLATH, SYLVIA; ET AL)
Quarterly Review of Literature. Twenty Fifth Anniversary Double Poetry Issue. Volume XVI. Numbers 1-2. Editors T. Weiss, Renee Weiss
(Princeton, NJ: Published in affiliation with the Creative Arts Program of Princeton University, 1969). 1969). (Princeton, NJ: Published in affiliation with the Creative Arts Program of Princeton University, 1969). 1969). Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed blue & white wraps. The wraps are bumped & soiled with the spine & extremities darkened. The tail of the spine is chipped. [iv] & 267 pages plus ads. There are a few pencil check marks & a very few ink & pencil underlinings. Good.

Among the contents is an interview with Marianne Moore by Grace Schulman. Good .

Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.Professional seller
Book number: 12642
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.75 | JP„ 1048]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: LITERATURE; POETRY; PERIODICAL; QUARTERLY REVIEW OF LITERATURE; TWENTY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE; DOUBLE POETRY ISSUE; RENEE WEISS; THEODORE WEISS; POEMS; POETS; INTERVIEW; MARIANNE MOORE; WALLACE STEVENS; GEORGE SEFERIS; ROBERT COOVER; ROBERT DUNCAN; JAMES

 
(WALLACE COLLECTION)
Wallace Collection Catalogues: Pictures and Drawings (Illustrations)
London, Wallace Collection. 1953. Printed Wrapper (softcover), 8vo. Collection catalogue, 214 pages Plates only, black and white, no catalogue entries. Clean and tight. Very Good.
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Book number: 000427
USD 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.25 | £UK 4 | JP„ 524]
Catalogue: Art & Design
Keywords: Wallace Collection Hertford

 
WALLACE, HUGH A AND MARTIN, ROGERS MARTIN
ASPHALT PAVEMENT ENGINEERING
NewYork, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. 1967. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library, Here is a unique reference for the practicing engineer or contractor engaged in asphalt highway constuction. The library's name is on the inside cover and first blank page. Brown covers with black lettering on spine. Clean and tight pages. Jacket is chipped on lower front cover and top rear cover. 351 pages. Illustrated with graphs, pictures, and examples. Very Good/Poor/Fair.
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Book number: O02083
USD 14.95 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.75 | JP„ 1566]
Keywords: Asphaalt Pavement Engineering

 WALLACE BUDGE E.A., The Divine Origin of the Craft of the Herbalist
WALLACE BUDGE E.A.
The Divine Origin of the Craft of the Herbalist
New York: Dover, 1996. 0486291693. 8vo. Original pictorial card covers (softback) (near Fine). Pp. xi + 96, illus with b&w drawings (no inscriptions). .
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Book number: 132776
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 US$ 10.37 | JP„ 1087]
Catalogue: Egyptology
Keywords: Egyptology

 
WALLACE-DUNLOP. M. A.
Glass in the old World
London, Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press & Co. Cloth, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good/No Jacket.
BookcaseProfessional seller
Book number: 8724
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 65.75 US$ 77.81 | JP„ 8153]

 
A F L & I A M COMMITTEE FOR WALLACE
Labor Dances for Wallace
San Francisco: The Commitee, ca. 1948. 12mo. Four-page mimeographed leaflet. Announces a dance held in San Francisco to benefit the Henry Wallace campaign. For an admission price of 74 cents one could dance to Godfrey's Syncopated Music. Potential attendees are assured that "this will no doubt be the outstanding social event of its kind of the season.
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Book number: 19946
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.75 | JP„ 1572]
Catalogue: Communism
Keywords: Henry A. Wallace; Progressive Party; Communism; Stalinism; Labor; Trade Unions; American Federation of Labor; International Association of Machinists

 
A F L & I A M COMMITTEE FOR WALLACE / C I O COMMITTEE FOR WALLACE
Let's Look at the Record: Henry Wallace, Harry Truman, Thomas Dewey
San Francisco: The Committees, ca. 1948. Small 4to. Four-page leaflet. .
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Book number: 19961
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.75 | JP„ 1572]
Catalogue: Communism
Keywords: Henry A. Wallace; Progressive Party; Communism; Stalinism; San Francisco; Trade Unions; Congress of Industrial Organizations; American Federation of Labor; San Francisco

 
BACON, WALLACE A. AND BREEN, ROBERT S.
Literature for Interpretation
New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1961. Soft cover. Book, Lacks flyleaf/half title page - opens to title page; moderate scuffs, soils and edge wear. An adequate readable copy. Good +.
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Book number: 061337
USD 5.94 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 | £UK 4.75 | JP„ 622]
Catalogue: General
Keywords: Study, Studies, Readers, Reading, Author, Writers, Writing, Literature, Literary, Culture, Cultural, Society, Social, Literature, Interpretation, Analysis

 
HANAWALT, BARBARA A. AND DAVID WALLACE, EDS
Medieval Crime and Social Control
Minneapolis and London, University of Minnesota Press, 1999. xvi, 259p. original stiff printed wrappers (Medieval cultures, 16). .
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Book number: 044073
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15.5 | JP„ 2096]
Keywords: Mediaeval Crime Law

 
A. F. OF L. COMMITTEE FOR WALLACE
Membership Card
San Francisco: The Committee, ca. 1948. 2 1/2 x 7 1/4" card. Numbered but otherwise not filled out and with remittance stub intact.
BibliomaniaProfessional seller
Book number: 19940
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.75 | JP„ 1572]
Catalogue: Communism
Keywords: Labor; Trade Unions; Progressive Party; Henry A. Wallace; Communism; Stalinism; American Federation of Labor

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