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Alexander of Tunis, Field-Marshal Earl (Ed. John North),
THE ALEXANDER MEMOIRS 1940-1945.
Cassell, London, 1962, 1st edn., xiv inc. double page map, 210pp, half tone frontis portrait, 32pp half tone photo ills., maps in text, light brown cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured lettered dustwrapper, the edited memoirs of the Commander-in-Chief Middle East, deputy C-in-C 18th and 15th Army Groups, C-in-C Allied Armies in Italy and Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean during WW2, the man described by General Brian Horrocks as 'always despatched to retrieve the most desperate situations' he was the master planner of the retrieval of the desert campaign, and afterwards of the campaigns in Sicily and Italy, the book includes his personal judgements of Montgomery, Horrocks, Patton, Mark Clark, Eisenhower, Alanbrooke and Churchill, edges tanned, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at extrems., very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 40916
GBP 22.50 [Appr.: EURO 26.5 US$ 28.54 | JP 4484]
Keywords: war ww2 memoir army

 
Behr, Edward,
HIROHITO : Behind the Myth.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1989, 1st edn., [x inc. double page map], 486pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, decorative head bands, half tone photo pictorial dustwrapper, the controversail biography of the Emporer of Japan published shortly after his death, alleged to be the first to tell the true story of the god-king as a 'waverer and opportunist who used his military machine to conquor half the world without ever taking full responsibility', this account covers his life and the fortunes of Japan from his accession as crown prince in 1912 at the age of 11, through his regency from 1921 as his father became ill assuming the Imperial throne on his father's death in 1926, then presiding over Japan through two wars against China and the second world war, the immediate post WW2 humiliation and the subsequent economic rise until his death in 1989, slightly cocked, lightly bumped at tips, edges tanned, dustwrapper: price clipped, lightly rubbd at exterms., some foxing to reverse, stain to reverse at tail of spine, very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 43500
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 US$ 8.88 | JP 1395]
Keywords: war ww2 china japan emperor bacteriological warfare unit 732 war manchuria pearl harbour paciific

 Bierman, John and Smith, Colin,, FIRE IN THE NIGHT - Wingate of Burma, Ethiopia and Zion.
Bierman, John and Smith, Colin,
FIRE IN THE NIGHT - Wingate of Burma, Ethiopia and Zion.
Macmillan, London, 2000, 1st edn., [x], 434pp, half tone frontis portrait, 16pp half tone photo ills., in text maps, [i] acknowledgments, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper, biography of the brilliant maverick covering his early life and his time in Palestine, Ethiopia and Burma, very slightly cockedk, edges tanned, light fox mark to prelims., dustwrapper: price clipped, a little rubbed at extrems., several nicks to edges (one repaired), very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 39304
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.75 US$ 15.86 | JP 2491]
Keywords: war ww2 army india burma wingate chindit ethiopia palestine biography

 Braddon, Russell,, CHESHIRE V.C. - A Story of War and Peace.
Braddon, Russell,
CHESHIRE V.C. - A Story of War and Peace.
Arrow, London, 1966, 1st in imprint, paperback, 191pp, [i] ads., pictorial wrappers, Group Captain Leonard Cheshire was one of the major innovative flying brains of Bomber Command, serving with 102 squadron and in command of 76 and 617 squadrons, he introduced low level target marking by Mosquito and later Mustang, was an observer in the Nagasaki bomb mission and after the war, was the founder of the Cheshire Homes, a little rubbed at extrems., edges tanned, light wrinkling to spine, very good,
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Book number: 41010
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.61 | JP 1196]
Keywords: biography war ww2 aviation raf bomber command whitley halifax lancaster mosquito mustang cheshire

 
Braddon, Russell,
CHESHIRE V.C. - A Story of War and Peace.
Arrow, ondon, 1972, reissued edn., paperback, 191pp, [i] ads., coloured pictorial upper wrapper, Group Captain Leonard Cheshire was one of the major innovative flying brains of Bomber Command, serving with 102 squadron and in command of 76 and 617 squadrons, he introduced low level target marking by Mosquito and later Mustang, was an observer in the Nagasaki bomb mission and after the war, was the founder of the Cheshire Homes, rubbed at extrems., wrappers creased and soiled, edges tanned, old ink price half title, etc., reading copy,
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Book number: 45552
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.61 | JP 1196]
Keywords: biography war ww2 aviation raf bomber command whitley halifax lancaster mosquito mustang cheshire

 
Browne, Courtney,
TOJO - The Last Banzai.
Corgi Books, London, 1969, 1st in imprint, paperback, 286pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., [ii] ads., pictorial upper wrapper, a biography of the Japanese General and during WW2 Prime Minister of Japan, arrested in 1945 and hanged for war crimes 1948 it has been suggested that he was the scapegoat for the Japanese Emporer Hirohito, the 'last Banzai', sl. roll with single light vertical crease in spine, a little rubbed at extrems., edges tanned, inside of wrappers and first and last pages foxed, very good,
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Book number: 41695
GBP 5.50 [Appr.: EURO 6.5 US$ 6.98 | JP 1096]
Keywords: war ww2 japan

 Bullock, Alan,, HITLER - A Study in Tyranny.
Bullock, Alan,
HITLER - A Study in Tyranny.
Odhams, London, 1952, 2nd imp., 776pp, half tone frontis portrait, 8pp half tone photo ills., pedigree and 3 maps in text, dark blue cloth probably once lettered in gilt at spine, a balanced and authoritative biography of Hitler and history of the Third Reich by a distinguished Oxford historian, based on a large mass of material made available by the capture of German archives after WW2, on the subsequent Nuremberg trials and by the later memoirs and diaries of those who had been close to him, covering Hitler's personal life from his early days in Austria through the rise of the Nazis to the final days in Berlin, shaken, well rubbed with some fraying to cloth at extrems., a little bumped at corners, spine sunned with lettering rubbed away, edges tanned, hinges cracked at endpapers, etc., complete, reading copy only,
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Book number: 41153
GBP 8.50 [Appr.: EURO 10 US$ 10.78 | JP 1694]
Keywords: biography germany third reich war ww1 ww2

 Bullock, Alan,, HITLER - A Study in Tyranny.
Bullock, Alan,
HITLER - A Study in Tyranny.
Pelican Penguin Books, Harmondsworth - Mddx., 1962, 1st thus, paperback, complete revision from the Odhams 1st hb edn., 848pp, 2 maps in text, a balanced and authoritative biography iof Hitler and history of the Third Reich by a distinguished Oxford historian, based on a large mass of material made available by the capture of German archives after WW2, on the subsequent Nuremberg trials and by the later memoirs and diaries of those who had been close to him, covering Hitler's personal life from his early days in Austria through the rise of the Nazis to the final days in Berlin, sl. roll to spine, a little rubbed at tips, edges well tanned, very good plus,
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Book number: 41697
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 9 US$ 9.51 | JP 1495]
Keywords: war ww1 ww2 biography hitler nazi party third reich germany

 Collier, Richard,, DUCE! - The Rise and Fall of Benito Mussolini.
Collier, Richard,
DUCE! - The Rise and Fall of Benito Mussolini.
Fontana, London, 1972, 1st in imprint, paperback, 414pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., [ii] ads., wraparound pictorial cover-art (unattrib.), biography of Benito Mussolini, Fascist dictator of Italy, faint creasing to sunned spine, a little rubbed at extrems., pages tanned, top cnr. half title clipped, very good,
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Book number: 41708
GBP 5.50 [Appr.: EURO 6.5 US$ 6.98 | JP 1096]
Keywords: war ww2 italy mussonlini duce fascist

 
Davies, Peter,
DANGEROUS LIAISONS: COLLABORATION AND WORLD WAR TWO.
Pearson Education, Harlow, 2004, 1st edn., viii, 218pp, coloured endpapers, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, decorative head and tail bands., half tone photo pictorial dustwrapper, an account collaboration during WW2, one of the most notorious, controversial and dramatic topics of the 20th Century yet one of the most neglected, looking beyond Hitler's role and examining the reasons treacherous relationships were developed from the perspective of Berlin's 'Puppet states' such as France and Norway, showing that on the war crimes trials of Barbie, Papon and the recent Balkan conflict collaboration remains as relevant now as after the liberation of Europe, dustwrapper: unpriced, faintly rubbed at tips, fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 43503
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 19 US$ 20.3 | JP 3188]
Keywords: war ww2 collaboration war crimes social history

 Deakin, F. W.,, THE BRUTAL FRIENDSHIP - Mussolini, Hitler and the Fall of Italian Fascism.
Deakin, F. W.,
THE BRUTAL FRIENDSHIP - Mussolini, Hitler and the Fall of Italian Fascism.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1962, 2nd imp., xiv, 896pp, large format (9.5 x 6 inches approx.), black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, top edge coloured, an account of the Fascist regime in Italy after the military setbacks in North Africa, and of the stages leading to the dramatic downfall of Mussolini after the Fascist Grand Council in July, 1943, Mussolini's return to power as head of a puppet satellite Nazi republic in the north after his abduction by SS paratroopers in September, and of the final disintegration of Fascism, slightly shaken, lightly rubbed at tips, sl. bloom to cloth, edges tanned, no dustwrapper, very good,
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Book number: 39003
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 US$ 22.2 | JP 3487]
Keywords: war ww2 italy germany fascism

 
Deakin, F. W,,
THE LAST DAYS OF MUSSOLINI.
Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1966, paperback, 378pp, [v] ads., half tone photo pictorial upper wrapper, first published as parts 2 and 3 of The Brutal Friendship by Weidenfeld and Nicholson in 1962, covering the fate of Mussolini from the collapse of Fascism in Italy in July 1943, his rescue by SS troops and remoal to Germany, hias struggle to rebuild Fascism in Northern Italy up to his capture by partisans in April 1945 and subsequent execution, a little rubbed at extrems., light creasing to wrappers, edges tanned, ink ownership details inside upper wrapper, good plus,
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Book number: 44556
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.61 | JP 1196]
Keywords: war ww2 italy fascism mussolini hitler

 
Douglas-Home, Charles (intro. Lord Chalfont),
ROMMEL.
Futura, London, 1975, 1st in imprint, paperback, 143pp, 32pp half tone photo ills., maps/diagrams in text, coloured pictorial upper wrapper, ex-school library, a biography of the German army commander Erwin Rommel, from his early days in the infantry in 1910 to WW1 and his transfer to a mountain unit in South Hilsen and then the Eastern Front against the Rumanians. in 1917 he was back facing the French at Hilsen by August 1917 he returned to the Carpathians in action against the Rumanians and the Italians, being awarded 'pour le mrite' and promoted Captain. Between the wars the German army was somewhat in the Doldrums but in 1935 Rommel's Mountain Battalion was chosen to provide the guard of honour for the Chancellor, Adolf Hitler. When war was declared Hitler asked him w hat command he would like and rommel replieed a panzer division. The account of the Norrth African campaign includes sketch maps of the major battles, Tobruk, Operation Battleaxe, Gazala, Alam Haifa and El Alamein, slight slant to spine, wrappers creased and lightly soiled, edges tanned, library record pasted opposite tile, reading copy,
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Book number: 45559
GBP 5.50 [Appr.: EURO 6.5 US$ 6.98 | JP 1096]
Keywords: war ww1 ww2 army afrika korps biography tobruk el alamein kasserine north africa

 
Essame, H.,
PATTON - THE COMMANDER.
B. T. Batsford, London, ND (copyright 1974), viii, 280pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., cartoon and 8 maps in text, lime green cloth lettered in gilt at spine, top edge coloured, photo pictorial dustwrapper, biography of George S. Patton Jr., including his early life but mainly of his military career in WW2 in which he outshone his Allied contemporaries in imagination, technique and achievement in mobile operations and, the author argues, could have shortened the war on four occasions if his ability to seize and exploit opportunities had been supported, very faint bump upper tip upper board, single fox mark fore-edge, ink name front free endpaper, dustwrapper: price clipped and remains of label front flap, lightly rubbed at tips, sl. sunned at spine and fore-edges, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 33577
GBP 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 US$ 17.76 | JP 2790]
Keywords: war ww2 biography army

 Farndale, Nigel,, HAW-HAW - The Tragedy of William and Margaret Joyce.
Farndale, Nigel,
HAW-HAW - The Tragedy of William and Margaret Joyce.
Macmillan, London, 2005, 1st edn., x, 374pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., brown cloth lettered in gilt at spine, decotates head and tail bands, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, dark brown cloth lettered in gilt at spine, decorative head and tail bands, coloured pictirla dustwrapper, a biography of the complex and eccentric couple William and Margaret Joyce, he becoming the english wireless voice of propaganda from Berlin during WW2, fine in a fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 38086
GBP 11.50 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 US$ 14.59 | JP 2292]
Keywords: war ww2 propaganda treason

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