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 [Sansom, William],, FIRE OVER LONDON : 1940-41.
[Sansom, William],
FIRE OVER LONDON : 1940-41.
published for London County Council by Hutchinson and Co., London, ND [1941], paperback, 32pp, many half tone photo ills., stapled paper wrappers designed by W. Matvyn Wright, large format about 9 x 6.5 inches, an account of the work of the fire service in London, the original London Fire Brigade augmented by 25,000 men and women of the Auxilliary Fire Service, and of their battle against the fires in London arising from the German boming of 1940-1941, produced by London County Council as one of the last acts before all British fire services were amalgamated into the National Fire Service in 1941, a little rubbed at extrems., pages lightly tanned, very good,
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Book number: 45423
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Keywords: war ww2 home front london blitz fire brigade service auxiliary national incendiary

 ,, "IT CAN NOW BE REVEALED" - More about British Railways in Peace and War.
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"IT CAN NOW BE REVEALED" - More about British Railways in Peace and War.
British Railways Press Office, London, 1945, paperback, 64pp, half tone photo ills. in text, large format (9 x 7 inches), stapled wrappers, a sequel to 'Facts about British Railways in Wartime' (1943) and 'British Railways in Peace and War (1944), an account of the maintenance and expansion of the infrastructure of railway communications in UK during WW2 but also of some of the little known war tasks undertaken including tank and glider building, components for guns, bombs, submarines, landing craft and fast motor boats, etc., lightly rubbed at extrems., faint creasing to wrappers, staples lightly rusted, very good,
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Book number: 45427
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Keywords: war ww2 british railways home front

 [Lee, Laurie],, LAND AT WAR - The official story of British farming 1939-1944.
[Lee, Laurie],
LAND AT WAR - The official story of British farming 1939-1944.
HMSO, London, 1945, 1st edn., paperback original, 96pp, numerous in text half tone photo ills., stapled wraparound photo pictorial wrappers, 9 x 7" approx., unattributed but written by Laurie Lee, an account of the intensification of British farming by mainly traditional methods during WW2 leading to unprecedented production levels at the time, describing a way of rural life now long gone, slight roll to spine, lightly rubbed at tips, very good,
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Book number: 45428
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Keywords: war ww2 home front farming agriculture hmso

 [Priestley, J. B.],, MANPOWER - The Story of Britain's Mobilisation for War.
[Priestley, J. B.],
MANPOWER - The Story of Britain's Mobilisation for War.
HMSO, London, 1944, 1st edn., paperback original, 60pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., half tone photo ills. inside wrappers, stapled photo montage wrappers, 8.5 x 5.5", an account of the mobilisation of the British civilian population to supplement the manpower lost to the armed forces, with women working in non-combatant roles in the armed forces, in civil defence, in munitions, shipbuilding and engineering factories, on the land, etc., with accounts of the associated problems of moving the workforce where it was needed, providing for the welfare, feeding, hostel and entertainment needs, etc, a little rubbed at extrems., slight crease upper wrapper, edges tanned and dusty, staples a little rusty, good,
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Book number: 44658
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 US$ 9.65 | JP¥ 1266]
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Keywords: war ww2 hmso home front civilian worker industrial service reserved occupation civil defence land army girls munitions factories concientious objector

 [Priestley, J. B.],, MANPOWER - The Story of Britain's Mobilisation for War.
[Priestley, J. B.],
MANPOWER - The Story of Britain's Mobilisation for War.
HMSO, London, 1944, 1st edn., paperback original, 60pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., half tone photo ills. inside wrappers, stapled photo montage wrappers, 8.5 x 5.5", an account of the mobilisation of the British civilian population to supplement the manpower lost to the armed forces, with women working in non-combatant roles in the armed forces, in civil defence, in munitions, shipbuilding and engineering factories, on the land, etc., with accounts of the associated problems of moving the workforce where it was needed, providing for the welfare, feeding, hostel and entertainment needs, etc, lighrtly rubbed at extrems., staples rusty with some staining to paper, lower staple replaced, very good,
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Book number: 44660
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 US$ 14.47 | JP¥ 1898]
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Keywords: war ww2 hmso home front civilian worker industrial service reserved occupation civil defence land army girls munitions factories concientious objector

 [Cotterell, Anthony],, ROOF OVER BRITAIN : The Official Story of Britain's Anti-Aircraft Defences 1939-1942.
[Cotterell, Anthony],
ROOF OVER BRITAIN : The Official Story of Britain's Anti-Aircraft Defences 1939-1942.
HMSO, London, 1943, 1st edn., paperback original, 88pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., stapled pictorial wrappers by A. Games, about 8 x 5 inches, the official story of Britain's anti-aircraft defences 1939-1942, covers the aspects of air defence other than the fighter squadrons, ie. the Royal Observer Corps, balloons, searchlights and anti-aircraft guns and the ancilliary skills of range and direction finding (and the men and women that carried them out), that created a 'roof' over Britain, ills. include 3.7 gun and detachment, 4.5 battery, rangefinder on heavy gun site, sound locator, ROC post, balloons on land and sea, rubbed at extrems., edges tanned, good,
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Book number: 44661
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Keywords: war ww2 army hmso raf anti-aircraft battery guns 3.7 4.5 sound locator range finder balloon defence searchlight

 [Cotterell, Anthony],, ROOF OVER BRITAIN : The Official Story of Britain's Anti-Aircraft Defences 1939-1942.
[Cotterell, Anthony],
ROOF OVER BRITAIN : The Official Story of Britain's Anti-Aircraft Defences 1939-1942.
HMSO, London, 1943, 1st edn., paperback original, 88pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., stapled pictorial wrappers by A. Games, about 8 x 5 inches, the official story of Britain's anti-aircraft defences 1939-1942, covers the aspects of air defence other than the fighter squadrons, ie. the Royal Observer Corps, balloons, searchlights and anti-aircraft guns and the ancilliary skills of range and direction finding (and the men and women that carried them out), that created a 'roof' over Britain, ills. include 3.7 gun and detachment, 4.5 battery, rangefinder on heavy gun site, sound locator, ROC post, balloons on land and sea, rubbed at extrems., wrappers creased, edges tanned, good,
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Book number: 44662
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Keywords: war ww2 army hmso raf anti-aircraft battery guns 3.7 4.5 sound locator range finder balloon defence searchlight

 [Cotterell, Anthony],, ROOF OVER BRITAIN : The Official Story of Britain's Anti-Aircraft Defences 1939-1942.
[Cotterell, Anthony],
ROOF OVER BRITAIN : The Official Story of Britain's Anti-Aircraft Defences 1939-1942.
HMSO, London, 1943, 1st edn., paperback original, 88pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., printed by Whitefriars Press, London and Tonbridge, stapled pictorial wrappers by A. Games, about 8 x 5 inches, the official story of Britain's anti-aircraft defences 1939-1942, covers the aspects of air defence other than the fighter squadrons, ie. the Royal Observer Corps, balloons, searchlights and anti-aircraft guns and the ancilliary skills of range and direction finding (and the men and women that carried them out), that created a 'roof' over Britain, ills. include 3.7 gun and detachment, 4.5 battery, rangefinder on heavy gun site, sound locator, ROC post, balloons on land and sea, a little rubbed at extrems., light diagonal crease lower wrapper, faint creasing to bcnrs. edges tanned, good plus
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Book number: 44795
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 US$ 14.47 | JP¥ 1898]
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Keywords: war ww2 army hmso raf anti-aircraft battery guns 3.7 4.5 sound locator range finder balloon defence searchlight

 [Cotterell, Anthony],, ROOF OVER BRITAIN : The Official Story of Britain's Anti-Aircraft Defences 1939-1942.
[Cotterell, Anthony],
ROOF OVER BRITAIN : The Official Story of Britain's Anti-Aircraft Defences 1939-1942.
HMSO, London, 1943, 1st edn., paperback original, 88pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., stapled pictorial wrappers by A. Games, about 8 x 5 inches, the official story of Britain's anti-aircraft defences 1939-1942, covers the aspects of air defence other than the fighter squadrons, ie. the Royal Observer Corps, balloons, searchlights and anti-aircraft guns and the ancilliary skills of range and direction finding (and the men and women that carried them out), that created a 'roof' over Britain, ills. include 3.7 gun and detachment, 4.5 battery, rangefinder on heavy gun site, sound locator, ROC post, balloons on land and sea, lightly rubbed at tips, near fine,
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Book number: 45430
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 US$ 14.47 | JP¥ 1898]
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Keywords: war ww2 army hmso raf anti-aircraft battery guns 3.7 4.5 sound locator range finder balloon defence searchlight home front

 Anon.,, OURSELVES IN WARTIME.
Anon.,
OURSELVES IN WARTIME.
Odhams Press, London, ND, 256pp, half tone photo ills. throughout, blue cloth lettered in dark blue at spine, decorated in dark blue upper board, coloured photo pictorial dustwrapper, a detailed illustrated account of the home front during WW2 covering the mobilization of labour and industry; the forming of a citizen army for home defence, air raid precautions and rescue; the life of the housewife, in cities and villages; the evacuation from areas at risk and the re-housing of the homeless; the maintenance of the infrastructure of communications, etc., a little darkened along lower edges of boards, edges tanned and lightly foxed, light foxing to endpapers, dustwrapper: rubbed with sl. loss at spine ends and cnrs., several nicks and short tears to edges, repaired to reverse, very good in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 39531
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Keywords: war ww2 home front industry home guard evacuation transport arts entertainment bbc

 Anon.,, OURSELVES IN WARTIME.
Anon.,
OURSELVES IN WARTIME.
Odhams Press, London, ND [1944], 256pp, half tone photo ills. throughout, blue cloth lettered in dark blue at spine, decorated in dark blue upper board, remains of coloured photo pictorial dustwrapper, a detailed illustrated account of the home front during WW2 covering the mobilization of labour and industry; the forming of a citizen army for home defence, air raid precautions and rescue; the life of the housewife, in cities and villages; the evacuation from areas at risk and the re-housing of the homeless; the maintenance of the infrastructure of communications, etc., slightly cocked, a littel rubbed and bumped at extrems., head and rtail of spine sun bleached, edges tanned, dustwrapper: torn, many tears and large chips, remains only, good,
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Book number: 41215
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 Beamish, Derek, Bennett, Harold and Hillier, John,, POOLE AND WORLD WAR II.
Beamish, Derek, Bennett, Harold and Hillier, John,
POOLE AND WORLD WAR II.
Poole Historical Trust, Poole, 1980, 1st edn., 239pp, half tone ills. and maps in text, coloured pictorial endpapers, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper, an illustrated record (over 100 original photographs) of World War 2 as experienced by Poole in Dorset, from the first days in the front line on the south coast of England, having BOAC's flying boat base, receiving refugees, a grand-stand seat for the Battle of Britain, the precautions against invasion, as a base for the clandestine and other raids, the preparations for Overlord, etc., lightly rubbed at tips, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at extrems., very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 41217
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Keywords: war ww2 home front poole boac flying boats

 Bingley, Xandra,, BERTIE, MAY AND MRS. FISH - Country Memories of Wartime.
Bingley, Xandra,
BERTIE, MAY AND MRS. FISH - Country Memories of Wartime.
Harper Perennial, London, 2006, trade paperback, [xiv], half tone photo frontis, double page map, many half tone photo ills. in text, coloured photo pictorlal upper wrapper, a memoir of childhood on a Cotswold farm during WW2 to the immediate post-war years, sl. slant to lightly creased spine, a little rubbed at extrems., good plus,
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Book number: 38565
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Keywords: war ww2 home front countryside farming autobiography

 Bloom, Ursula,, WAR ISN'T WONDERFUL.
Bloom, Ursula,
WAR ISN'T WONDERFUL.
Hutchinson, London, 1961, 1st edn., 222pp, frontis, title and chapter heads in line by Douglas Hall, coloured endpapers, dark blue cloth lettered in silver at spine, coloured pictorial montage dustwrapper, the author, a successful novelist and journalist who was battling with constant violent headaches during WW2 relates her wartime experiences, from the Munich crisis in 1938 through to August 1945, an everyday story of a woman's life during those years, light bump centre of spine, edges tanned, light foxing to fore-edge and prelims., dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, foxing to flaps and reverse, very good in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 41218
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 18.09 | JP¥ 2373]
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Keywords: war ww2 home front diary

 Bowyer, Michael J. F.,, ACTION STATIONS  - 1. Wartime Military Airfields of East Anglia 1939-1945.
Bowyer, Michael J. F.,
ACTION STATIONS - 1. Wartime Military Airfields of East Anglia 1939-1945.
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1980, 3rd imp., 232pp, numerous in text half tone and line ills., photo pictorial endpapers, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, wraparound half tone photo pictorial dustwrapper, a comprehensive account of the numerous airfields of East Anglia as well as the pre-WW2 development, with an alphabetical gazetteer of over 100 airfields used by RAF and USAAF covering their location, dates operational, squadrons and aircraft types using the airfield with brief details of operations, with contemporary photo ills. and airfield plans/maps for many, very slightly cocked, edges tanned, dustwrapper: spine sl. sunned, lightly rubbed with sl. repaired loss at upper tip lower flap fold, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 40975
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Keywords: war ww2 east anglia air raid luftwaffe home front air defence anti-aircraft searchlight casualties bomb damage

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