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OGDEN, JOHN
Antique Drum
. In preparation for the Autumn of 2019. about 300 pages, hardabck in d/j. The 3rd and last volume in a trilogy Antique Drum completes the trilogy A Military Education in which Miles Player, a young officer in the Prince Regent's Light Infantry, narrates his experiences of growing up in the British Army in the 1950s, which in many ways were closer to the 1930s than the 1960s and were the final days of the British Empire. Previous volumes are: On Fire: A Novel of the 1950s Hardcover -2007, 312 pp. AND Silken Dalliance: The Sequel to 'on Fire' . 2009, 302pp. both hardbacks still available. ORDERS FOR THIS 3RD VOLUME TO BE RECORDED, DO NOT PAY NOW. Publication date: 1st November 2019. (ISBN: 978085455047) .
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Book number: F3253
GBP 15.99 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.75 | JP¥ 2249]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Military Biography Memoirs War Kenya Mau Mau 978085455047

 
OGDEN, JOHN
On Fire
. 2007, 312pp. new hardback in d/j. Miles Player is a young army officer serving in Hong Kong in the early 1950s. When his regiment is called to the Korean War he finds his real military education starts. The polo and partying of colonial high life and the arms of his beloved Kitty are left behind. Nothing could be more real than his new life with his soldiers and the dramas and feelings they share. As Miles and his men face the harsh reality of battle we witness, through his eyes, acts of friendship and enmity, ambition and frailty, courage and cowardice, and love and betrayal. We also see the caprice of fortune. Yet there are moments of hilarity and periods of great fun. The intensity of life in the front line - makeshift living conditions, constant shelling and ever-present fear - casts Miles' earlier days into sharp relief. And, as he comes face to face with the impact of the war and his times, he also senses that Britain's power and prestige are dwindling. (ISBN: 1846241553) .
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Book number: F1310
GBP 15.99 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.75 | JP¥ 2249]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Military Biography Memoirs War Korea Korean War Asia 1846241553

 
OGDEN, JOHN
Silken Dalliance
. Thornton's 2009, 302pp. new hardback in d/j. This is the second part of John Ogden's military trilogy, the sequel to On Fire. It is set at the start of the 1950s in Western Germany, which had only recently ceased to be an occupied country and become one to be defended. It describes the life of an infantry regiment, as experienced by Captain Miles Player; the sub-plot concerns a tragic reunion with his former girlfriend, now married to a brother officer. The regiment spends a large part of its time recuperating from the hardships of the Korean War, the hero and his comrades indulging in wildly extravagant parties with a hedonistic superfluity of wine, women and song. In contrast, back at home, Britain was only just emerging from a bleak existence of socialist controls and ration books under Clement Attlee's austere government. (ISBN: 978085455040) .
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Book number: F1309
GBP 15.99 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.75 | JP¥ 2249]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Military Biography Memoirs War Cold War 978085455040

 
OGDEN, JOHN
Silken Dalliance
. Thornton's 2009, 302pp. new hardback in d/j. This is the second part of John Ogden's military trilogy, the sequel to On Fire. It is set at the start of the 1950s in Western Germany, which had only recently ceased to be an occupied country and become one to be defended. It describes the life of an infantry regiment, as experienced by Captain Miles Player; the sub-plot concerns a tragic reunion with his former girlfriend, now married to a brother officer. The regiment spends a large part of its time recuperating from the hardships of the Korean War, the hero and his comrades indulging in wildly extravagant parties with a hedonistic superfluity of wine, women and song. In contrast, back at home, Britain was only just emerging from a bleak existence of socialist controls and ration books under Clement Attlee's austere government. (ISBN: 978085455040) .
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Book number: F1309-B
GBP 7.95 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 US$ 10.32 | JP¥ 1118]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Military Biography Memoirs War Cold War 978085455040

 
THE SOUTH AFRICAN PHOTO-PUBLISHING COMPANY, CAPE TOWN
Photographs of South Africa, Comprising Representative Views of Its Cities, Streets, Churches, Parliament Houses, Public Buildings, Statues, Memorials, Houses
. Huts, Lighthouses, Harbours; its Diamond Mindes, Goldmines, Railways, Ships, Farms, Plantations; its Scenery, Rivers, Mountains, Karoo, Tropical Vegetation, Waterfalls, Social Life, Scenes on the " Veld," Natives, Besides a large number of Instantaneous Photographs shewing the everyday life of the People in the various States. Collected from Cape Colony, Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Basutoland, Zululand, Swaziland Delagoa Bay, etc. The largest and most perfect Collection of Photographs of South Africa ever published. Each picture carefully and accurately described. With 100 plates with descriptive letter press; Cape Town, The South African Photo-Publishing Company , 1894, Sold by subscription only. Landscape format measuring 275 x 210 mm. the b/w photographs in yellow borders, printed single-sided with the explanations on separately inserted pages opposite. The photographers include J. Gribble, Fripp, Caney. Original full brown leather, the title gilt-embossed on the upper board (padded) This front also has the initials E.R. gilt embossed in the bottom right corner; spine with raised bands in gilt, all edges gilt; dedication in ink dated Oct. 1895 on blank page preceding half title, Binding with rubbed corners and spine edges and top and bottom, but all in all a fine copy, rare in this state.
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Book number: F2391
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 52.5 US$ 58.39 | JP¥ 6330]
Catalogue: South Africa
Keywords: South Africa Photography Photographs Zululand

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