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 [HAGEN, LOUIS],, ARNHEM LIFT - Diary of a Glider Pilot.
[HAGEN, LOUIS],
ARNHEM LIFT - Diary of a Glider Pilot.
Pilot Press, London, 1945, 6th imp., 96pp, maps in text, grey cloth lettered in green at spine and upper board, this edition published anonymously, a personal account of the 1st Airborne Division's fight for Arnhem bridge in September 1944, as seen and recorded over nine days by a young glider pilot who was one of the lucky ones to escape over the Rhine, cocked, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, no dustwrapper, very good,
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Book number: 42493
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Keywords: ww2 army airborne paras arnhem

 ALMONDS-WINDMILL, LORNA,, GENTLEMAN JIM - The Wartime Story of a Founder of the SAS and Special Forces.
ALMONDS-WINDMILL, LORNA,
GENTLEMAN JIM - The Wartime Story of a Founder of the SAS and Special Forces.
Pen abd Sword, Barnsley, 2011, trade paperback, xxii inc. plan and 3 maps, 16pp half tone photo ills., diagrams and line drawing cartoon in text, photo pictorial upper wrapper, an account of the experiences during WW2 of Jim Almonds, who in early 1941 sailed for the Middle East as a sergeant in 8 Guards Commando and part of 'Layforce', intended to conduct raiding operations. That force was disbanded in July 1941 and elements including Jim Almonds formed the core of David Stirling's 'L Detachment' which became the SAS. Captured and shipped to Italy he escaped and reached Allied forces in October 1943. Subsequently he parachuted into occupied France as part of an SAS sabotage team he was taken to see General Montgomery by Paddy Mayne who insisted that he should receive a battlefield commission, which he did, fine,
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Book number: 41554
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Keywords: war ww2 sas special forces

 AMBROSE, STEPHEN E.,, D-DAY - June 6, 1944 The Climactic Battle of World War II.
AMBROSE, STEPHEN E.,
D-DAY - June 6, 1944 The Climactic Battle of World War II.
Pocket Books, London, ND (circa 2004), reprint, trade paperback, 655pp, [32pp half tone photo ills., 8 maps and double page diagram in text, [iii] ads., half tone photo pictorial upper wrapper, by the author of 'Band of Brothers' and drawing on hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans, a lengthy and detailed American account of the events of D-Day, with emphasis on the experiences of those in 82nd and 101st Airborne and on Utah and Omaha beaches, lightly rubbed at extrems., very good plus,
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Book number: 38739
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 AMBROSE, STEPHEN E.,, D-DAY JUNE 6, 1944 - The Climactic Battle of World WarII.
AMBROSE, STEPHEN E.,
D-DAY JUNE 6, 1944 - The Climactic Battle of World WarII.
Pocket Books, London, ND (circa 2003), reprint, trade paperback, 655pp, 32pp half tone photo ills., 8 maps and double page diagram in text, [iii] ads., half tone photo pictorial upper wrapper, by the author of 'Band of Brothers' and drawing on hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans, a lengthy and detailed American account of the events of D-Day, with emphasis on the experiences of those in 82nd and 101st Airborne and on Utah and Omaha beaches, light marks to wrappers and faint diag. creasing lowers cnrs., very good plus,
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Book number: 41004
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Keywords: war ww2 normandy army sword juno gold omaha utah

 ATKIN, RONALD,, DIEPPE 1942 - THE JUBILEE DISASTER.
ATKIN, RONALD,
DIEPPE 1942 - THE JUBILEE DISASTER.
Book Club Associates, London, 1980, club edn., xiii, 306pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., maps/diagrams in text, red cloth lettered in gilt at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper, an account of the 'reconnaisance in force' raid on Dieppe in 1942, an operation which was planned as 'Rutter' and eventually became 'Jubliee', in which hard lessons were learned at the cost of many, mostly Candian, lives, very sl. cocked, edges faintly foxed and tanned, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, unpriced, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 35522
GBP 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 10 US$ 11.44 | JP¥ 1205]
Keywords: war ww2 dieppe france operation jubilee canada assault landing commando

 BENNETT, DAVID (FOREWORD BY CARLO D'ESTE),, A MAGNIFICENT DISASTER - The Failure of Market Garden, The Arnhem Operation, September 1944.
BENNETT, DAVID (FOREWORD BY CARLO D'ESTE),
A MAGNIFICENT DISASTER - The Failure of Market Garden, The Arnhem Operation, September 1944.
Casemate, 2011, paperback, xviii, 286pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., maps in text, large format (9 x 6 inches approx.), half tone photo pictorial montage wrappers, described as a groundbreaking work which covers the overall strategy more thoroughly than previous works, this is a re-examination of the largest airborne assault in history, Operation Market Garden, when three airborne divisions, the British 1st and the US 2nd and 101st, were dropped across Holland to seize a series of bridges and force a bridgehead across the Rhine, bringing the end of WW2 closer, in principal a good plan but in the detail allowance was not built in for error or the unpredictablility of war with the result that valiant men were ill served and died needlessly, relating some uncomfortable truths about the limitations of the commanders and the appalling treatment of the Polish General Sosabowski, fine,
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Book number: 41560
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Keywords: war ww2 arnhem airborne parachute campaign market garden holland bridges browning urquhart clark montgomery brereton sosabowski horrocks dempsey gavin

 BLANDFORD, EDMUND L.,, GREEN DEVILS - RED DEVILS - Untold Tales of the Airborne Forces in the Second World War.
BLANDFORD, EDMUND L.,
GREEN DEVILS - RED DEVILS - Untold Tales of the Airborne Forces in the Second World War.
BCA, London, 1993, club edn., [xii], 204pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., in text maps, brown cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured photo pictorial montage dustwrapper, the birth and development of parachute troops and an account of the operations of German and Allied airborne forces during WW2, including the first hand experiences of those involved, edgers stanned, dustwrapper: unpriced, faintly rubbed at tips, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 39491
GBP 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.5 US$ 17.8 | JP¥ 1874]
Keywords: war ww2 airborne paratroops glider parachute fallschirmjager norway holland belgium france crete tunisia sicily normandy arnhem

 BOYCE, FREDRIC,, SOE'S ULTIMATE DECEPTION - OPERATION PERIWIG.
BOYCE, FREDRIC,
SOE'S ULTIMATE DECEPTION - OPERATION PERIWIG.
The History Press, Stroud, 2009, 1st in imprint, trade paperback, 256pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., coloured lettered upper wrapper, an account of Operations Periwig, the UK's SOE (Special Operations Executive) plan to destabilise the Third Reich in its final days with a show of support from November 1944 for a fictional German resistance movement. This account examines the background to the plan, the actions taken by SOE including the dropping of propaganda leaflets, the planting of lies about senior Nazis and the sending of four agents who were ex-German POW's, lightly rubbed at tips, near fine,
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Book number: 44511
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Keywords: war ww2 soe periwig deception propaganda

 BUTLER, RUPERT,, HAND OF STEEL - The Story of the Commandos.
BUTLER, RUPERT,
HAND OF STEEL - The Story of the Commandos.
Severn House, London, 1981, 1st edn. in hardback, [viii], 261pp, maroon cloth lettered in gilt at spine, pictorial dustwrapper, first publshed in paperback by Hamlyn this is the first edition in hardback, an account of the birth and exploits of the Commandos, formed shortly after Dunkirk in the darkest days of WW2, so that there was at least a token way for the British land forces to hit back at the enemy, the book follows their development into one of the most feared and ruthless raiding forces, sl. cocked, a little rubbed and bumped at extrems., edges tanned and foxed, dustwrapper: price clipped, a little rubbed at extrems., very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 35541
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 US$ 19.07 | JP¥ 2008]
Keywords: ww2 army navy marines combined commando

 CAWTHORNE, NIGEL,, FIGHTING THEM ON THE BEACHES - The D-Day Landings 6 June 1944.
CAWTHORNE, NIGEL,
FIGHTING THEM ON THE BEACHES - The D-Day Landings 6 June 1944.
Index, Kettering, 2005 1st in imprint, trade paperback, 240pp, maps in text, pictorial montage upper wrapper, an account of the invasion of Normandy in 1944, from the build-up of the invasion, the airborne assaults and a narrative of the landings beach by beach, Gold, Sword, Juno, Omaha and Utah, up until the end of the first day, with a further account of the breakout from the consolidated beach-head and the success of the second front, light tanning to edges, near fine,
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Book number: 44304
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COOPER, JOHN ST. JOHN,
INVASION! - The D-Day Story June 6 1944.
Beaverbrook Newspapers, London , 1954, 1st edn., unpaginated [120pp], maps, facsimiles and half tone photo ills. throughout, maps at endpapers, large format (11 x 8.5 inches approx.), red cloth lettered in green at spine, decorated in gilt upper board, to commemorate the tenth anniversary, a pictorial account of the invasion of Normandy in June, 1944, from the landing to the fall of Caen, a little rubbed and lightly bumped at extrems., edges tanned, no dustwrapper, good plus,
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Book number: 36860
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Keywords: war ww2 d-day overlord normandy

 COOPER, JOHN ST. JOHN,, INVASION! The D-Day Story June 6 - 1944.
COOPER, JOHN ST. JOHN,
INVASION! The D-Day Story June 6 - 1944.
Express Newspapers, London, 1984, anniversary edn., paperback, unpaginated [131pp], half tone photo ills., facsimiles and maps throughout, oversize (10.5 x 8 inches approx.), pictorial wrappers, to commemorate the fortieth anniversary, a pictorial account of the invasion of Normandy in June, 1944, from the landing to the fall of Caen, a reprint of the original edition of 1954, very sl. sunning to spine, very good plus,
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Book number: 38503
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Keywords: war ww2 normandy army sword juno gold omaha utah

 COWLES, VIRGINIA,, THE PHANTOM MAJOR - The Story of David Stirling and the S.A.S. Regiment.
COWLES, VIRGINIA,
THE PHANTOM MAJOR - The Story of David Stirling and the S.A.S. Regiment.
Fontana, London, 1960 1st in imprint, paperback, 319pp, 7 maps in text, [i] ads., coloured pictorial montage wrappers, an account of the founding, birth and exploits of the SAS in North Africa WW2, of the men of the original unit, 'L' Detachment and of its founder David Stirling, taking the fight to the enemy behind his lines, and of the work of the Long Range Desert Group with whom he collaborated, slight roll and slant to spine, rubbed at extrems., light creasing to wrappers, edges tanned, good,
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Book number: 44307
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Keywords: war ww2 army sas vc lrdg desert corps africa

 DEWAR, COLONEL MICHAEL AND THOMPSON, MAJ GEN JULIAN (EDITORIAL CHAIRMEN),, D-DAY 50 YEARS ON.
DEWAR, COLONEL MICHAEL AND THOMPSON, MAJ GEN JULIAN (EDITORIAL CHAIRMEN),
D-DAY 50 YEARS ON.
Tri-Service Publications, London, ND (copyright 1994), paperback, 191pp inc. ads., maps, coloured and half tone ills. in text, , photo pictorial wrappers, 11.5 x 8 " approx., a commemorative volume the first two thirds of which is devoted to a description of many different aspects of the events of D-Day in June 1944 and the subsequent battle for Normandy, and a description of the modern day armed forces, with many contemporary illustsrations, lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus,
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Book number: 40546
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 DURNFORD-SLATER, BRIGADIER JOHN,, COMMANDO.
DURNFORD-SLATER, BRIGADIER JOHN,
COMMANDO.
Tandem, London, 1975, reprint, paperback, 219pp, 6 maps in text, [v] ads., pictorial upper wrapper, an account of formation and training of the Commandos and of the operations and experiences of No.3 Commando from 1940-45, by their commanding officer, from their first operation in March 1941 at Lofoten, Norway to Dieppe, North Africa, Sicily, in Italy where they operated ahead of the Allied advance, the D-Day landings and then from Normandy to Germany, slight roll and slant to spine, a little rubbed at extrems., creasing to spine and wrappers, edges tanned, good,
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Book number: 42667
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Keywords: war ww2 army mediterranean arctic lofoten vaagso dieppe sicily italy normandy market garden

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