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THE WAR IN PICTURES. 6 volumes.
London. Odhams, 1940's., Hardbacks.All 6 volumes have 256 pages and black & white photographs throughout. Volume 1 ( Sept.1939 - Aug.1940.) .Volume 2. "The Second Year." (Aug.1940 - Sept. 1941.) Vol.3."Third Year.".( May 1941 - Sept. 1943.) Vol.4. Fourth Year.(July 1942 - Aug.1943) Vol. 5. Fifth Year. (Aug. 1943- Sept. 1944.) Vol. 6. Sixth Year. (Sept. 1944 - Sept. 1945.) All 6 books are very good but the bottom of the spine of volume 6 has a 6cm tear in the cloth cover. 25.5cm. x 18cm. 1940
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Book number: 8336
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.82 | JP¥ 853]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: World War 2 Churchill Hitler Nazis Dunkirk Montgomery Dambusters El Alamein

 
AGAR-HAMILTON, J.A.I., AND TURNER, L.C.F.
THE SIDI REZEG BATTLES 1941.
Cape Town. Oxford University Press, 1957., Ex-Library. ".. prepared by the Union War Histories Section of the Office of the Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa." Compiled from official documents, this is concerned with the Desert Offensive of November 1941, and the Ist South African Infantry Division. 505 pages including bibliography, & index. There should be 3 maps, but 2 are missing. Remaining map folded in 3, worn & torn on one fold, repared on reverse with archival tape. 53 sketch maps in text. 47 b./w. photographs on 27 pages. No d./w. Sturdy library binding is very good but corners slightly bumped & worn, and library ref. number on bottom of spine. Contents clean and near fine, but front endpage has library stamp & old label, with '40p' written in ink. No d./w. 1957
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Book number: 6132
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 15 US$ 16.3 | JP¥ 1778]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: Sidi Renzig Sidi Rezeg Rommel Desert Campaign Ed Duda Transvaal Scottish General Cunningham Claude Auchinleck General Freyberg Sidi Rezegh Smuts South Africa

 
ALLEN, W.E.D. AND MURATOFF, PAUL.
THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGNS OF 1944-45.
London. Penguin Books, 1946., Paperback. 1st edition. 332 pages & 26 maps. Clean & near fine except back top corner of cover is creased, & a small Christmas label is stuck on front top right corner. 18.25cm. x 10.75cm. 1946
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Book number: 9292
GBP 2.50 [Appr.: EURO 3 US$ 3.26 | JP¥ 356]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: Russia Moscow 2nd world war

 
ANDERSON, FRED.
CRUCIBLE OF WAR. The Seven Years War & the Fate of Empire in British North America,1754-1766.
London. Faber & Faber, 2000, War historian Fred Anderson has researched his subject well, and written an interesting, readable history book. 746 pages with 115 pages of notes and index. 9 maps and 63 illustrations. 9½" x 6½". Near fine except an inscription and '50p' written in ballpoint pen on f.e.p. Near fine d./w. except its price clipped. ISBN 0571205356. 2000
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Book number: 2394
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.5 US$ 2.61 | JP¥ 284]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: American Colonies 7 years war William Pitt Pennsylvania George Washington Virginia Jeffery Amherst Massachusetts Loudoun

 
ANON.
THE LOVE OF AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER. Found In A Dug-Out.
London. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1918., In the First World War a young soldier writes to an American girl he's known for a short while. They met in Paris when he was on leave, no names are mentioned & her replies aren't included, but he mentions them. He writes about the casualties and deaths around him, and finally about his own injuries. Frontispiece is (supposedly) a b./w. photograph of one of the letters. Foreword by John Lane who explains how the manuscript came to his office. 196 pages. No d./w. Very good condition, no inscription but endpages slightly foxed, edges of cover are a little worn & corners a bit bumped. 7.75" x 5.25 1918
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Book number: 4856
GBP 3.50 [Appr.: EURO 4.25 US$ 4.56 | JP¥ 498]
Keywords: 1st world war soldier dug-out

 
ANON
ROOF OVER BRITAIN. The Official Story of Britain's Anti-Aircraft Defences 1939 -1942.
London. H.M.S.O.,1943, Softback. "Prepared For The War Office and The Air Ministry by The Ministry of Information." Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office. 88 pages with about 25 b. & w. photographs. 2 staples in spine, slight wear on ends of spine, a few faint spots of foxing on back cover, o./w. near fine. 8" x 5". 1943
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Book number: 2702
GBP 2.50 [Appr.: EURO 3 US$ 3.26 | JP¥ 356]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: Anti-Aircraft 2nd W./W. R.A.F. Defences World War 2

 
ANON
SHORT HISTORY Of The LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE. Compiled Regimentally.
Aldershot. The Rifle Brigrade,1916., Hardback. First edition. 48 pages. 19 b./w. photographs, 2 of them are loose. Dark green cloth cover has 2 wrinkles on front, 5cm. long, edges & corners slightly bumped, otherwise very good. Contents clean except previous owner's name ( E.H. Morley, Sergt. L.R.B.) on front endpage. 18.75cm. x 12cm. 1916.
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Book number: 10175
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.82 | JP¥ 853]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: Rifle Brigade Battalion Great Winchester Street Bunhill Row The 5th (City of London ) Battalion

 
ASHWORTH, MICHAEL.
Victoria Cross Heroes.
London. Headline, 2006., Foreword by the Prince of Wales. 335 pages including bibliography. 44 b./w. photographs on 16 pages. Near fine, no inscription or marks, in near fine cover. Near fine d./w. but price clipped. 24.5cm. x 16cm. ISBN 0755316320. 2006
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Book number: 8114
GBP 2.50 [Appr.: EURO 3 US$ 3.26 | JP¥ 356]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: Victoria Cross miltary history heroes valiant bravery

 
BEEVOR, ANTONY
BERLIN. THE DOWNFALL 1945.
London. Penguin, 2003., Paperback, large (9.25" x 6") & thicker than usual. Reprint. First published by Viking 2002. 490 pages including interviews, diaries, unpublished accounts & source notes. 16 pages of maps, and 49 b./ w. photographs. 9¼" x 6". Near fine, no inscription. Priced on back £12.99. ISBN 0140286969. 2003
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Book number: 3691
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.5 US$ 2.61 | JP¥ 284]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: Berlin Hitler World War 2 Nazis

 
BELLAMY, CHRIS.
THE GURKHAS. SPECIAL FORCE.
London. John Murray, 2011., Brings the history of the Gurkhas, and the battles they fought, right up to date." 414 pages. 36 b./w. photographs on 16 pages. 13 figures, and 3 lists of tables. Contents near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. but top of spine slightly bumped, priced £20. 24cm. x 16cm. ISBN 9781848543423. 2011
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Book number: 7657
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 US$ 5.21 | JP¥ 569]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: Gurkhas Nepal Nepalese Sikkim

 
BISHOP, PATRICK
Fighter Boys. Saving Britain 1940.
London. Harper Perennial, 2004., Paperback. About the young pilots, their crews, & the planes they flew in the second world war. 434 pages, & 40 b./w. photographs. 7.75" x 5". Near fine. No inscription, no marks or stains. Priced £7.99 on back. ISBN 0006532047. 3033
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Book number: 3033
GBP 2.50 [Appr.: EURO 3 US$ 3.26 | JP¥ 356]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: world war 2 Spitfires squadron R.A.F. Royal Air Force Polish Airforce

 
BOLDT, GERHARD.
HITLER'S LAST DAYS. An Eye-witness Account.
London. Sphere Books, 1973., Paperback. First published in German in 1947. Translated by Sandra Bance. 188 pages, with about 28 b./w. photographs on 16 pages. 6.75" x 4".Corners slightly bumped, edges slightly worn o./w. very good. ISBN 0722117353. 1973
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Book number: 2383
GBP 1.50 [Appr.: EURO 2 US$ 1.96 | JP¥ 213]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: Hitler Nazis W./W.2 Eva Braun

 
BOURGOGNE, SERGEANT.
THE RETREAT FROM MOSCOW. The Memoirs of SERGEANT BOURGOGNE 1812-1813.
London. The Folio Society, 1987., Second printing, first published in this edition 1985. Translated by J.W. Fortescue. Introduction by Vincent Cronin. 262 pages.16 b./w. illustrations on 10 pages. Near fine, in near fine slipcase. No d../w. 1987
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Book number: 8107
GBP 2.50 [Appr.: EURO 3 US$ 3.26 | JP¥ 356]
Keywords: Moscow Bourgogne Russia

 
BOWMAN, GERALD.
JUMP FOR IT ! Stories of the Caterpillar Club.
London. Evans Brothers, 1955., First edition. "A collection of true stories of men who owe their lives to a parachute descent ... also brings ... terror & danger." 198 pages. 21 b./w. photographs on 13 pages. Cloth cover slightly bumped on corners, otherwise near fine. Contents clean and near fine, no inscriptions or marks. D./w. slightly foxed on inside, not visible from outside, slightly worn & torn on edges & corners, o./w. near fine, priced 12/6. 22.25cm. x 14.5cm. 1955
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Book number: 7995
GBP 3.50 [Appr.: EURO 4.25 US$ 4.56 | JP¥ 498]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: Caterpillar Club Royal Airforce RAF parachutes

 
BRISTOW, BRIGADIER R. C. B.
MEMORIES OF THE BRITISH RAJ. A Soldier In India.
London. Johnson, 1974, 208 pages. 16 b./w. photographs and 2 maps. Near fine but corners slightly bumped, and previous owner's name on f.e.p. Near fine d./w., except tear on front top corner, and small tear on back bottom corner. Priced £3.50. 8.75" x 5.5". 1974
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Book number: 6080
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.52 | JP¥ 711]
Keywords: India Raj Dogra Regiment Waziristan Punjab

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