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The Victory, 1941-1945. La Victorie.
Novosti Press Agency, n.p. 1975.. 124 pp, folio, hard cover (pictorial boards - no dust jacket). Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated with b&w photos and maps/battle plans, fold-outs at front and rear. A photographic record of Russia during The Great Patriotic War (World War II). Trilingual text - Russian/English/French. Contents: Introduction; Thwarting "Operation Typhoon"; The Sword of Stalingrad; 900 Heroic Days; Exploits on the Home Front Matching the Front-Line Heroism; The Collapse of "Operation Citad e l " ; A n E delweiss that Never Flowered; The Whole Nation Took to Arms; Liberation; The Final Assault; A Decisive Contribution; The Cost of the War. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, ligh t ru bb in g o n g lo ssy boards, areas of light browning on rear board, all corners and top of spine bumped. Good+.
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Book number: 5172
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19 | JP¥ 2717]
Keywords: World War Ii, Russia, Fascism, Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, Great Patriotic War, Communist Party, Stalingrad, Sieges,

 
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Belgium: The Official Account of What Happened, 1939-1940.
Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Evans Brothers, London, n.d.. 110 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 4 b&w illustrations, 5 fold-out maps - collated. "The invasion of Belgium and the Netherlands in May 1940 will remain one of the outstanding events of the second Great War. This volume, issued by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, sets forth the official record of these events and includes all the important documents relating to them, some of which have not been previously published. Germany tried, as in 1914, to shift the res p o n s i b i lity for her crime on to her victim. The papers here published show, however, that the precautions taken by Belgium against German aggression were fully justified by the information received by the Belgian Government. This informatio n wa s dr am at ic ally confirmed when a German plane which crash-landed on Belgian soil in January 1940 was found to contain the orders for the Luftwaffe's part in a large-scale invasion of Belgium. That documentary evidence is reproduced in these p age s. L ear nin g f rom her past experience, Belgium had been preparing from 1930, and even before, against the menace of a new German aggression. The documents here presented prove that this grave preoccupation never ceased to inspire her po lic y in th e ye ars prec edin g the conflict." Book is slightly cocked, has scattered tiny foxing marks on edges of text block - mainly on top edge, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has two large edge tears - archivally taped, browning to spine and at upp er ed ge, some area s of very light edge wrinkling, a few tiny soiling specks, soft crease down spine. Very Good-/Good+.
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Book number: 23917
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1630]
Keywords: Belgium, German Aggression, Second, Belgian Army, M. Spaak, King Leopold, Oslo Group, Germany, Neutral Countries, Neutrality, Occupation, Queen Wilhelmina, Eben Emael, Briegden, National Defence, Propaganda, Luftwaffe, Aggression, Invasions, Netherl

 
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Monty: A Tribute to the Hero of El Alamein. Field Marshal Rt. Hon. Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Kg, Gcb, Dso. In Memoriam 1887-1976.
Harpdown, Barking, Essex, [1976].. 46 pp, 11 3/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps - magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Interior - soft bump at bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exte rior - soft creases/wrinkles at corners of pages - slight migration in a few pages, two small faint liquid marks and faint partial cup-ring on front cover, light rubbing, crease down rear cover and also at fore-edge, several small light sta i n s o n r e ar cover. Good+.
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Book number: 19815
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 | £UK 9.5 | JP¥ 1359]
Keywords: Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, Western Desert, Rommel, Desert Rats, British Army, El Alamein, Tanks, Palestine, Egypt, Quetta, Sicily, Italy.

 
ALLEN, WILLIAM LUSK.
Anzio: Edge of Disaster.
Elsevier-Dutton, New York, 1978, first edition.. 181 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0525930035 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "What really went on at Anzio? What was the Allied plan when, on 22 January 1944, the invading force waded ashore virtually unopposed by the Germans? In clear and compelling detail, this book gives the answers. It recounts the two battles at Anzio - the high-level plans, debates and doubts of the politicians and the generals, and the muddy, bloody struggle of the GIs on the b e a c h ." Slight bumpwith wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at bottom of spine, slight corner bumps, small bump at bottom edge of front board, two small light stains on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, ha s w ea r an d creasing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small crease at bottom of front panel, very light rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good-.
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Book number: 24268
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1087]
Keywords: Battle Caves, North Africa, Rapido, Anzio, Landings, Cassino, Daidem, Beachhead, Overlord, Lucian Truscott, Gustav Line, 5th Army, Kesselring, Eighth, Mark Clark, Cisterna, Robert Aldeman, Harold Alexander, Artillery.

 
ANGUS, TOM.
Men at Arnhem.
Leo Cooper, London, (1977), reprint.. 208 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850522153 B&w maps, organization chart. "Tom Angus sets out to apportion no blame, nor does he seek to analyse the reasons for the failure of the operation. His aim is simply to describe w hat it was like to be a 30-year old company commander during those eight days in hell. For obvious reasons, the characters are not all drawn straight from life. The names are changed and he does not specify the units concerned. But the e v e n t s h e describes did happen just where and when and how he describes them; so if this is not a conventional work of military history nor is it by any means fiction. It is a remarkable and intensely moving account of one of those great mi li ta ry t ra ge d ie s w hich only the British seem able to turn into triumphs, and as a book it certainly triumphs over all conventional accounts of that blood-drenched sacrifice that was the Battle of Arnhem. It is also the finest evocation of an inf ant rym an' s w ar to b e published for many years and will become a classic in its field." Previous owners small stamp on front pastedown, very tiny bump to bottom corners of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, small gh ost stic ker mark on fro nt f lap . VG+/VG.
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Book number: 16843
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19 | JP¥ 2717]
Keywords: Battle of Arnhem, Parachute Battalion, Regiment, Army Air Corps, Personal Reminiscences, British, Infantry, Infantrymen, Airborne, Oosterbeek, Nijmegen.

 
WARD, ARTHUR. WITH ALEXANDER STILWELL.
Resisting the Nazi Invader.
London, Constable. 1997, First Edition. (ISBN: 0094767505) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 134 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "In this highly readable and lavishly illustrated book, Arthur Ward draws on exclusive interviews and a unique collection of memorabilia not only to provide a vivid picture of Britain on the eve of expected invasion but also to tell the full story of a little known and highly secret aspect of Britain's defensive armoury - the Auxiliary forces. When the Nazi juggernaut thundered to the Channel Ports in May 1940, Britons had little doubt that there would be a landing on the South Coast of England. (The author) evokes the tension of these months when Britain set about rapid re-organisation of its army in preparation for German invasion, including the training of specialist and highly secret guerrilla forces. Inspired as much by the adventurous, imaginative flair of Peter Fleming and the exploits of T E Lawrence as by the gritty determination and organisational genius of Colin Gubbins, later to head SOE, the auxiliary units were formed from a unique body of imperturbable and self-confident men who would be capable of acting with ruthless efficiency in the face of a merciless foe. Brimming with information and extraordinary detail and accompanied by a feast of stunning illustrations, many of them in colour, (this book) provides a fascinating new insight into a remarkable moment in history." Book is lightly cocked, light wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine, a few minor rub marks on boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+.
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Book number: 24832
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Keywords: Home Front, Auxiliary Units, Arp, Winston Churchill, Bradford, Peter Fleming, Hugh Dowding, Coleshill, Guerrilla Warfare, Gubbins, Invasion, Hastings Ismay, Frank Penfold, M.I. R. , Tanks, Raf, Radio, Royal Navy, Weapons, Obs, Luftwaffe, Arthur Gabbit, Ge

 
ASLANIS, ANASTASIOS.
The Man of Confidence: A Greek Pow in World War Ii.
Manhattan, Kansas, Sunflower University Press. 1995. (ISBN: 089745183X) Soft Cover. 259 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, plans, maps. "(The author) enlisted in the Royal Air Force at the air base in Heracleion at the age of 16. During the German invasion of Crete in May 1941, he was evacuated with other soldiers to the HMS Hereward. When the Hereward was sunk by German warplanes, Aslanis was captured by the Italians and was interned in POW camps in Italy and Germany until early 1945, when he was repatriated by Allied forces and returned home." These are his reminiscences of his experiences as a prisoner of war. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, very small scuffs on front hinge. Very Good.
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Book number: 22178
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1630]
Keywords: World War Ii, Prisoners War, Prison Camps, Crete, Hms Hereward, Italy, Germany, Personal Narratives, Reminiscences, Udetfeld, Red Cross, Poland, Fritz Rinke, Hans Polland, Stalag Viii-B, Nazis, Kavroudakis, Karaolanis, Kommando Fuhrer, Greece, Allies, Con

 
ASLANIS, ANASTASIOS.
The Man of Confidence: A Greek Pow in World War Ii.
Manhattan, Kansas, Sunflower University Press. 1995. (ISBN: 089745183X) Soft Cover. 259 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, plans, maps. "(The author) enlisted in the Royal Air Force at the air base in Heracleion at the age of 16. During the German invasion of Crete in May 1941, he was evacuated with other soldiers to the HMS Hereward. When the Hereward was sunk by German warplanes, Aslanis was captured by the Italians and was interned in POW camps in Italy and Germany until early 1945, when he was repatriated by Allied forces and returned home." These are his reminiscences of his experiences as a prisoner of war. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very light rubbing on covers. Very Good.
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Book number: 29358
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1630]
Keywords: World War Ii, Prisoners War, Prison Camps, Crete, Hms Hereward, Italy, Germany, Personal Narratives, Reminiscences, Udetfeld, Red Cross, Poland, Fritz Rinke, Hans Polland, Stalag Viii-B, Nazis, Kavroudakis, Karaolanis, Kommando Fuhrer, Greece, Allies, Con

 
ATKIN, RONALD.
Dieppe 1942: The Jubilee Disaster.
London, Macmillan. 1980, First Edition. (ISBN: 0333191870) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 306 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "At dawn on 19 August 1942, five thousand Allied soldiers landed at the French port of Dieppe in the first major test of the defence of the German-held coastline of Europe since Dunkirk. The codename given to the operation was 'Jubilee' and its aim was to capture Dieppe and the headlands which dominate the town, hold them for a few hours and provide the Allied war planners with the vital information they needed about enemy preparedness for the Second Front demanded by the Russians to relieve their sorely-pressed armies in the East. In nine hours of carnage and horror 'Jubilee' became a disaster. A combination of over-rigid planning, inadequate supporting firepower and - in the final hours before the raid - sheer bad luck, inflicted on the Allies one of their worst defeats in a war which was already going badly. British Commandos carried out the flank attacks against coastal gun batteries which dominated the seaward approaches to Dieppe and one of these raids, led by Lord Lovat, was spectacularly successful. But the assault on the port itself and the beaches on either side of Dieppe, the task of the Canadian 2nd Division, was a disastrous and bloody failure. Ronald Atkin has pieced together the full story of that day at Dieppe from all sides - British, Canadian, German and French - and from sources which include official documents and reports and most graphic of all, the reminiscences of the men of both sides who planned and fought in Operation 'Jubilee'. The result is a masterly account of one of the most extraordinary - and tragic - episodes of the Second World War." Minor finger mark on front free end paper, tiny faint stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 23850
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 | £UK 9.5 | JP¥ 1359]
Keywords: Dieppe, Operation Jubilee, British Commandos, Lord Lovat, Canadian Army, 2nd Division, Green Beach, Yellow, Blue, Red, White, Essex Scottish Regiment, Harry Crerar, Fusiliers Mont-Royal, Ross Munro, Moutbatten, South Saskatchewan, John Roberts, Durn 03331

 
GRESCOE, AUDREY AND GRESCOE, PAUL, EDITORS.
The Book of War Letters: 100 Years of Private Canadian Correspondence.
Toronto, McClelland & Stewart. 2003, First Edition. (ISBN: 1551991055) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 455 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "(I)ncludes private correspondence from the battle and home fronts during a century of war and peacekeeping, from South Africa in 1899 to Afghanistan in 2002. These are letters that truly illuminate - that explore the deepest feelings and frankest opinions and describe the bitter reality of battle and the often appalling conditions of combat zones. They are the authentic voices of soldiers, sailors, and air crew; privates and generals; military doctors and nurses; heroic warriors and courageous prisoners of war; and their loved ones who wrote from home. This is some of the most powerful writing that Canadians have ever committed to the page." Small pen notation in margin of page 315, slight fading to bottom edge of spine. Very Good+/Fine.
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Book number: 27293
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2174]
Keywords: Canadian, Soldiers, Letters, South Africa, Boer War, Great, Korea, Korean, Peacekeeping, Peacekeepers, Afghanistan, Agar Adamson, Harry Crerar, Gordon Croucher, Arthur Currie, Norah Egener, Kurt Grant, Richard Green, Joseph Greenblatt, Sean Hackett, Mark

 
DOUGLAS, W.A.B. AND GREENHOUS, BRERETON.
Out of the Shadows: Canada in the Second World War.
Toronto, Oxford University Press. 1977, First Edition. (ISBN: 019540257X) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 288 pp, 9 5/8"H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "This is the first general overview of Canada's contribution to the Second World War that considers the operations of all three armed forces. (A)n illuminating and lucid analysis of Canada's war effort - a skilful synthesis that always relates its complex subject to the human level in countless anecdotes and 151 carefully chosen illustrations." Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 'Canada Will Respond'; An Unmilitary People; The Sinews of War; The Atlantic Bridge; The Army Overseas 1940-1943; Sicily and Southern Italy; Operation 'Overlord'; The War in the Air; Northern Italy and Northwest Europe 1944-1945; The War Against Japan; The Home Front; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Light edge wear to boards, a few tiny dints to bottom edge of boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, chips and small tears at top of spine, minor browning, very small perforation to front hinge. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 10233
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1630]
Keywords: Canadian Armed Forces, Sicily, Southern Italy, Operation Overlord, Northern, Northwest Europe, Japan, Homefront, Battle of Atlantic, Brigades, Convoys, Divisions, France, Germany, Regiments, Royal Canadian Navy, Air Force, Squadrons, U-Boats, British Comm

 
DOUGLAS, W.A.B. AND GREENHOUS, BRERETON.
Out of the Shadows: Canada in the Second World War.
Toronto, Oxford University Press. 1977, First Edition. (ISBN: 019540257X) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 288 pp, 9 5/8"H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "This is the first general overview of Canada's contribution to the Second World War that considers the operations of all three armed forces. (A)n illuminating and lucid analysis of Canada's war effort - a skilful synthesis that always relates its complex subject to the human level in countless anecdotes and 151 carefully chosen illustrations." Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 'Canada Will Respond'; An Unmilitary People; The Sinews of War; The Atlantic Bridge; The Army Overseas 1940-1943; Sicily and Southern Italy; Operation 'Overlord'; The War in the Air; Northern Italy and Northwest Europe 1944-1945; The War Against Japan; The Home Front; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Tiny very light foxing marks on top and fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, areas of light foxing on inside surface; light toning to edges of flaps, flap-folds and on spine; very small dent on hinges. Very Good -/Very Good -.
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Book number: 29840
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 16 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1902]
Keywords: Canadian Armed Forces, Sicily, Southern Italy, Operation Overlord, Northern, Northwest Europe, Japan, Homefront, Battle of Atlantic, Brigades, Convoys, Divisions, France, Germany, Regiments, Royal Canadian Navy, Air Force, Squadrons, U-Boats, British Comm

 
BACQUE, JAMES. (RAOUL LAPORTERIE.)
Just Raoul: The Private War Against the Nazis of Raoul Laporterie, Who Saved over 1,600 Lives in France.
Prima, Rocklin, CA, 1992, first edition.. 192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1559581425 Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "In German-occupied France in 1940, only a few people refused to give up the great ideals of their country - liberty, equality, and fraternity. O ne of these was Raoul Laporterie. Starting right after the fall of France, he supplied false documents, money, transport, and shelter to more than 1,600 people. Those rescued were chiefly Sephardic Jews of Bordeaux, but also included a co v e y o f n uns, some French soldiers evading prison camps, and Allied flyers fleeing captivity. He was assisted by his wife, Laure, and his daughter, Irene, his employees in his clothing stores, and all the residents of the village of Bascons, ne ar t h e bo r de r between Occupied and Vichy France, where he was mayor. Risking death daily, Laporterie managed to outmaneuver and fool the Germans repeatedly. A true Christian, he loved others regardless of the consequences. Today, at ag e 9 4, he ha s rec ei ved m a ny honours from the governments of France and Israel. This is his dramatic story." Minor edge wear, minor browning on bottom front edge. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, very light wrinkling/tin y te ar at bot to m of re ar f lap -f old, minor rubbing, very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 19098
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1087]
Keywords: German-Occupied France, Underground Movements, Resistance, Bacons Region, Jews, Rescues, Concentration Camps, Bordeaux, Charles de Gaulle, Mont-de-Marsan, Paris, Pau, Adolf Hitler, Grenade, Landes, Vichy, Vinet, Petain, Tachon, Yaeche, Toulouse, All

 
BARKER, RALPH.
Children of the Benares: A War Crime and Its Victims.
Methuen, London, 1987, first edition.. 172 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0413423107 B&w photographs. "When the passenger liner 'City of Benares' sailed from Liverpool on Friday, 13 September 1940 she was carrying 90 evacuee children from the bombed cities of Brit ain, bound under a government-sponsored scheme for a safe haven in Canada. Her sinking by U-boat four days later, without warning, in total disregard of the plight of survivors and in defiance of international law, shocked and horrified the c i v i l i s ed world. Of 406 people on board 256 were lost - including, at first count, 83 of the evacuee children. In Britain and the Commonwealth the reaction was one of righteous indignation, accompanied by an intense desire for retribution. N or w as t he propaganda value neglected, a broadcast by King George VI the day after the news broke being clearly directed at neutral America. 'The world,' he said, 'could have no clearer proof of the wickedness against which we fight than th is fou l d eed '. Su s picions subsequently arose, however, that the British authorities had quite as much to answer for as the Nazis. Parents who, despite many misgivings, had entrusted their children to the scheme when invasion threatened, began to ask que stio ns when t hey learned that the promised naval escort had abandoned the convoy twenty-one hours before the 'Benares' was sunk. Allegations that crew members rushed the boats, that emergency equipment had failed, and that the whol e vo yage had b een u nde rtake n u nder the blight of racial prejudice, demanded a formal investigation. But somehow this was avoided, and the scandal was successfully hushed up. Ralph Barker, after a vivid and poignant reconstruction of the disa ster, turn s his attent ion to wha t re ally happened behind the scenes at the Admiralty and the Ministry of Shipping. The result is a harrowing story of human fallibility and human survival." Light to moderate browning to pages and edges of text block , mino r wrin kling a t to p/botto m of spine. Dust jacket has two areas of light edge wrinkling, Very Good-/Very Good.
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Book number: 22568
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 26.75 | JP¥ 3804]
Keywords: City of Benares, Sinkings, World War Ii, Second, Evacuees, Children, U-Boats, Propaganda, Ships, Lascars, Barbara Bech, Derek, Marquerite, Sonia, Alan Capel, Mary Cornish, Beth Cummings, Marjorie Day, Joe Hetherington, Anthony Quinton, Letitia, Roya

 
BARKER, A.J.
Dunkirk: The Great Escape.
J.M. Dent, London, (1977). 240 pp. sm 4to. 2nd reprint, hard cover in dust jacket. Complete and authoritative account of Dunkirk. Profusely illustrated. Map endpapers. Dj is price-clipped and has minor edge wear. NF/VG+.
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Book number: 81
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1630]
Keywords: Dunkirk, World War Ii, Military

 
BARNETT, CORRELLI.
The Desert Generals.
William Kimber, London, 1960, second edition.. 320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first portrait is of Sir Richard O'Connor, who won the fantastic victories over Graziani's Italians in 1940. The author shows that th e credit for the daring and unorthodox planning is due to O'Connor and not to Wavell; he puts forward a convincing argument to show that Tripoli could have been taken - and the North African campaign ended - in February, 1941, if the Prime Mi n i s t e r had not diverted forces to Greece. Of Sir Alan Cunningham, first commander of 8th Army, there is a picture of imaginative insight. The author shows that the crisis in the 'Crusader' battle of November, 1941, was caused by twenty years o f ne gl ec t a nd traditionalism, although the brunt fell on Cunningham, then a sick man. In Sir Neil Ritchie, next 8th Army commander, the author sees personified the characteristics of the Establishment - rigidity, social charm and professiona l c on ser vat ism . H e shows how Ritchie was beaten in the summer battles of 1942 by the dynamism of German leadership. With 8th Army in danger of complete collapse, the C.-in-C. Sir Claude Auchinleck, took over direct command in order to try t o sa ve the Midd le E as t a nd its vital oil. In the next few weeks he won a great but never officially acknowledged victory in the First Battle of Alamein. The author believes that this was the true turning point of the war, making possible the ' Torch ' l andi ngs i n Fre nch Nor th Africa. Auchinleck's reward was dismissal - as, the author shows, a political scapegoat. Although Field-Marshal Montgomery has recounted his own story, there is another side to it, told here for the first tim e. Th e au thor discus ses th e pl ans f or Montgomery's first victory of Alam Halfa which had been made by Auchinleck and his officers; he submits that the Battle of Alamein was not impeccably handled, and that Rommel's escape afterwards was not o wing to rain , but to the hesita nt, ' broad front' pursuit - the very error of which Montgomery was to accuse Eisenhower in 1944." Previous owner's small bookplate and small light stain on front pastedown, light browning to edges of text block, minor w rinkli ng at top/bott om of sp ine, o ne pag e with tiny edge tear and crease. Dust jacket has wear/wrinkles/tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small surface paper loss at top of spine, light browning on spine and flap-fold s, two ed ge tear s with creases - old tap e repai r, one tiny edge tear, light wear on flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good-.
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Book number: 24194
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 16 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1902]
Keywords: Afrika Korps, Alamein, 7th Armoured Division, 4th, Bardia, 30th Corps, 13th, Egypt, Churchill, Bir Hacheim, Gubi, Benghazi, Cairo, Cyrenaica, Gott, Gazala, Adem, Mersa Matruh, Tobruk, Rezegh, Barrani, Ruweisat, Rommel, Tripoli, Tripolitania, Ramsden

 
BARNETT, CORRELLI, EDITOR. (ROBERT O'NEILL, KLAUS-JURGEN MULLER, BRIAN BOND, BARRY A. LEACH, WALTER GORLITZ, EARL F. ZIEMKE, FIELD-MARSHAL LORD CARVER, SAMUEL W. MITCHAM, JR., SHELFORD BIDWELL, MARTIN BLUMENSON, CARLO D'ESTE, MARTIN MIDDLEBROOK, ET
Hitler's Generals.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, (1989).. 497 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "..(gathers) todgether an outstanding team of military historians to write about the characters and careers of twenty-six generals - the men in field-grey and carmine-red whose expertise enabled the Wehrmacht to win the early dazzling victories of 1939-41 and then to endure so long against such heavy odds..probes the central mystery of why a generation of able commanders and staff officers from the most deeply professional officer corps in the world became subservient to Hitler's purposes and why even the best of them failed to deflect Hitler from his disastrous decisions.." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, minor edge wear and rubbing. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate soft wrinkling - mainly on spine and top edge, small closed tear at top of rear hinge, a few soiling specks on inside surface. VG/VG-.
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Book number: 13175
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Keywords: German Generals, Fritsch, Beck, Witzleben, Stulpnagel, Speidel, Brauchitsch, Halder, Blomberg, Keitel, Jodl, Manstein, Kesselring, Rommel, Guderian, Student, Warlimont, Rundstedt, Reichenau, Manstein, Kleist, Model, Arnim, Paulus, Senger, Kluge, Kie

 
BARRIS, TED. FOREWORD BY JOHN KEEGAN.
Juno: Canadians at D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Toronto, Thomas Allen. 2004. (ISBN: 0887621333) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 311 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "On June 6, 1944, nearly 15,000 Canadians - at sea, in the air, and on the ground - joined the long-anticipated D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe on the Normandy beaches. The piece of ground on which the Canadian fought so hard against heavily armed and entrenched German troops was code-named 'Juno'. On that day, the Canadians fought their way farther inland than any other Allied troops. For Canada, this was an extraordinary moment of bravery, sacrifice, and coming of age in the nation's history. (This book) tells the story of Juno in the voices of the men who were there - young farmers from Manitoba and Saskatchewan, fresh-faced high-school graduates from Ontario, workers from mines and factories in the Maritimes, and eager recruits from Quebec and Newfoundland. In what might be described as 'Canada's longest day', we join the action hour by hour, minute by minute. We take to the skies with the airmen who flew fighters and bombers over the beaches. We ply the Channel with the sailors who swept the waters of German mines and navigated landing craft to the French coastline. We go in with troops who leapt off those craft into waters bristling with booby-trapped obstacles and raked by machine gun fire to establish a foothold on Juno Beach. Ted Barris has interviewed hundreds of veterans to piece together one of Canada's proudest days, and one of the most significant battles of our time." Minor wrinkle at top of spine; place, date and initials on one preliminary page. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of spine. Very Good+/Near Fine.
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Book number: 25370
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 16 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1902]
Keywords: Normandy, Canadian Army, Juno Beach, Infantry, Armoured, Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Regina, le Regiment de la Chaudiere, Queen's Own, North Shore (New Brunswick), Fort Garry Horse, Sherbrooke Fusiliers, 1st Battalion Scottish, Rcaf, Air Force, Parchute, 08876

 
BELL, KEN.
The Way We Were.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, (1988).. 256 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802039901 Map endpapers. Profusely illus with b&w and col. photos. "In this extraordinary volume (Ken Bell, who served as a combat photographer in WWII) juxtaposes photographs from the wa r with colour shots of the same places as they are today, peacful and serene. In some cases he has found the same people and rephotographed them in the same place. Drawing on his own archival material as well as that of the Allies and Ger m a n y , B e l l includes many war photographs not previously published." Previous owner's name in ink at top of front pastedown. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 20862
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Keywords: World War Ii, Campaigns, Dieppe, Normandy, Sicily, Italy, D-Day, Caen, Falaise, Seine, Pas de Calais, Belgium, Scheldt, Northwest Europe, Combat Photographs, Photographers.

 
BERCUSON, DAVID J.
Maple Leaf Against the Axis: Canada's Second World War.
Toronto, Stoddart. 1995, First Edition. (ISBN: 0773728619) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. Very Good+/Near Fine.
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Book number: 29133
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Keywords: World War Ii, Canada, Axis, Canadian Army, Navy, Air Force, Rcn, Rcaf, Hong Kong, Rhine, Allies, North Atlantic, Bomber Offensive, Canso Reconnaissance, Typhoon, Battle Fatigue, Normandy, Scheldt, Juno Beach, Japan, Dieppe, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal

 
BERCUSON, DAVID J.
Maple Leaf Against the Axis: Canada's Second World War.
Toronto, Stoddart. 1995, First Edition. (ISBN: 0773728619) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Very light soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edgewear/rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+.
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Book number: 9078
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Keywords: World War Ii, Canada, Axis, Canadian Army, Navy, Air Force, Rcn, Rcaf, Hong Kong, Rhine, Allies, North Atlantic, Bomber Offensive, Canso Reconnaissance, Typhoon, Battle Fatigue, Normandy, Scheldt, Juno Beach, Japan, Dieppe, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal

 
BERLIN, ISAIAH.
Mr Churchill in 1940.
John Murray, London, n.d. first edition in volume form.. 40 pp, 8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w frontispiece (Karsh photographic portrait). "This essay originally appeared in 1949 as a review of the first volume of Sir Winston Churchill's War Memoirs and all quotations are from that work. It was p ublished in 'The Atlantic Monthly' and 'The Cornhill Magazine' under the title 'Mr. Churchill and F.D.R.'." "The Churchillian essence has never been more brilliantly appraised than by Sir Isaiah Berlin who portrays 'a man larger than life, co m p o s e d of bigger and simpler elements than ordinary men, a gigantic historical figure during his own lifetime, superhumanly bold, strong and imaginative, one of the greatest men of action his nation has produced, an orator of prodigious powers , th e sa vi ou r of his country, a mythical hero who belongs to legend as much as to reality, the largest human being of our time'." Minor waviness at top of front free endpaper, tiny bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light ed ge we ar - l igh t at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, slight browning to spine. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 24783
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Keywords: Winston Spencer Churchill, Wartime Leaders, British Prime Ministers, Fdr, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Anglo-American Relations.

 
BERTHOLD, WILL. TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN BY MICHAEL BULLOCK.
The Sinking of the Bismarck.
Longmans, Green, London, (1958), Ist English edition.. 191 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (red boards with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations, map. A German perspective on the sinking of the famed battleship 'Bismarck' during World War II. Interior - previous owner's name/info. on front pastedown, minor soiling on three pages. Exterior - very light edge wear, tiny bump to top corners of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small shallow bump to bottom edge of front board. VG.
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Book number: 13164
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Keywords: Bismarck, Battleships, German, World War Ii, H.M. S. Hood, Prince of Wales, Atlantic.

 
BERTHOLD, WILL.
Vom Himmel Zur Holle: Das Schicksal Deutscher Fallschirmjager.
Suddeutscher Verlag, Munchen, 1958, reprint.. 259 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. GERMAN TEXT. German paratroopers in the Battle for Crete 1941 and Italy 1944. Very light damp stain on upper third of both boards and spine, small damp stain at b ottom edge of spine, light damp stain on top of textblock at spine, slight curvature to boards, minor soft crease on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light damp stain/wrinkling in same places as book, light edge wear/creasing - mainly a t t o p o f spine and flap-folds. Good reading copy only.
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Book number: 17759
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Keywords: Kreta, Crete, German, Paratroopers, Fallschirmjager, Italy, Italian Campaign, Cassino, Personal Reminiscences.

 
BERTON, PIERRE.
Marching As to War: Canada's Turbulent Years, 1899-1953.
Doubleday Canada. 2001, First Edition. (ISBN: 0385257252) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 632 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w maps. "The first war of the century, which took Canadian soldiers to South Africa, and the last, which sent them to Korea, bracket the tumultuous years of the (20th) century's first half like bookends on the shelf of history. They have a good deal in common, these two minor conflicts, whose chronicles pale when compared to the bloodbaths of the two world wars. Canada's wartime days are long past, and for many, the scars of war have healed. Vimy has been manicured clean, its pockmarked slopes softened by a green mantle of Canadian pines. Dieppe has reverted to a resort town, its beaches long since washed free of Canadian blood. Now a days, Canadians are proud of their role as Peacekeepers, from which they have gained a modicum of the international acclaim the nation has always craved, with precious little blood wasted in the process. In this monumental work, Pierre Berton brings Canadian history to life once again, relying on a host of sources, including newspaper accounts and first-hand reports, to tell the story of these four wars through the eyes of the privates in the trenches, the generals at the front, and the politicians and families back home. By profiling the interwar years, Berton traces how one war led to the next, and how the country was changed in the process. Illustrated with maps and line drawings, 'Marching as to War' describes how the experience of war helped to bind Canada together as a nation and chronicles the transformation of Canada's dependence upon Great Britain and its slow emergence as an independent nation caught in a love-hate relationship with the United States." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling and very minor rubbing. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 22478
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Keywords: Canada, 20th Century, South African War, Boer, World War I, Ii, First, Second, Korean, Korea, Western Front, Northwest Europe, D-Day, Scheldt Estuary, Mediterranean, Pretoria, Dinky Morrison, Arthur Currie, Hong Kong, Dieppe, Lester Pearson, Infantr 03852

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