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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 illustrated 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, loosely inserted presentation slip from London County Council, lightly rubbed at tips, lightly soiled lower wrapper, staples replaced and binding reinforced at centre pages, some rust staining from old staples,very good,
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 [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, lightly rubbed at tips, some faint foxing, binding reinforced and staples replaced, very good,
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Book number: 40001
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Keywords: war ww2 hmso home front civilian worker industrial service conscription reserved occupation civil defence land army girls munitions factories concientious objector vf45
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 [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., side stapled pictorial wrappers by A. Games, 8 x 5" approx., 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 extrems., some faint creasing, staples rusted, very good,
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 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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 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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 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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 BEARDMORE, GEORGE,, CIVILIANS AT WAR - Journals 1938-1946.
BEARDMORE, GEORGE,
CIVILIANS AT WAR - Journals 1938-1946.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1986, 1st in imprint, trade paperback, 205pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., half tone photo pictorial upper wrapper, the edited journal of an established writer, unfit for war-service because of asthma, recording with an observer's eye the sights, sounds and rumours surrounding the events of the Second World War on the home front, travelling each day from his home in North Harrow to his work in the City of London, lightly rubbed at extrems., faint creasing to wrappers, edges tanned, ink inscr. half title, good plus,
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 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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 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
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 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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 BOWYER, MICHAEL J. F.,, AIR RAID! The Enemy Air Offensive Against East Anglia 1939-45.
BOWYER, MICHAEL J. F.,
AIR RAID! The Enemy Air Offensive Against East Anglia 1939-45.
Patrick Stephens, Wellingborough, 1986, 1st edn., 352pp, half tone photo ills. line drawings and diagrams throughout, maps in text, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, pictorial montage dustwrapper, a chronological narrative of the air activity of Axis powers over East Anglia 1919-45, with details of the aircraft types and units, the variety of bombs dropped and the damage and casualties caused, with several appendices of further information including the locations of anti-aircraft defences and searchlights, lightly rubbed at tips, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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 BRIGGS, SUSAN,, KEEP SMILING THROUGH - The Home Front 1939-45.
BRIGGS, SUSAN,
KEEP SMILING THROUGH - The Home Front 1939-45.
Fontana, London, 1976, 1st in imprint, large trade paperback, 256pp incl. 16pp in colour, numerous half tone ills. in text, large format (10 x 7.5 inches), col'd pictorial wrappers, an account of all domestic aspects of WW2 on the British Home Front, lavishly illustrated with contemporary photographs, advertisements, press cuttings and other ephemera, with an intro. by Vera Lynnvery sl. slant to spine with light vertical creasing, lightly rubbed at tps, faint foxing to edges, very good plus,
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Keywords: war ww2 home front evacuation rationing propaganda blitz air-raid warden
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 BRIGGS, SUSAN,, KEEP SMILING THROUGH.
BRIGGS, SUSAN,
KEEP SMILING THROUGH.
BCA, London, 1975, club edn., 256pp, line drawings, coloured and half tone ills. throughout, pictorial montage endpapers, large format (10 x 8 inches approx.), red cloth lettered in gilt at spine, photo pictorial montage dustwrapper, an account of all domestic aspects of WW2 on the British Home Front, lavishly illustrated with contemporary photographs, advertisements, press cuttings and other ephemera, with an intro. by Vera Lynn, a little bumped at extrems., edges tanned, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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 BRITTAIN, VERA,, ENGLAND'S HOUR - An Autobiography 1939-1941.
BRITTAIN, VERA,
ENGLAND'S HOUR - An Autobiography 1939-1941.
Futura, London, 1981, 1st in imprint, paperback, xi, 226pp, [i] ads., pictorial panel upper wrapper, a personal account of the early years of WW2 in and around London, faint creasing lower wrapper, edges tanned, very good plus,
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 BROOKS, CHRISTOPHER J.,, GOODBYE MUM! - More tales of the Seconnd World War Evacuation.
BROOKS, CHRISTOPHER J.,
GOODBYE MUM! - More tales of the Seconnd World War Evacuation.
Privately published, Lowestoft, 1992, paperback, 32pp, half tone photo ills. in text, half tone photo pictorial wrappers, a supplementary volume to the author's 'When will I see you Again?' first published in 1991, containing the recollections of the experiences of the evacuee children to and from the East Coast during WW2, inscribed and signed by the author, fine,
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 BROWN, MIKE,, A CHILD'S WAR - Growing Up on the Home Front 1939-45.
BROWN, MIKE,
A CHILD'S WAR - Growing Up on the Home Front 1939-45.
Sutton, Stroud, 2000, reprint, paperback, x, 118pp inc. index and puzzle, half tone ills.and line drawings in text, large format (9.5 6.5 inches approx.), photo pictorial wrappers, an account of the effect of WW2 on British children including evacuation, rationing, gas masks, air raids, etc., lightly rubbed at tips, near fine,
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 BROWN, R. DOUGLAS,, EAST ANGLIA 1945.
BROWN, R. DOUGLAS,
EAST ANGLIA 1945.
Terence Dalton, Lavenham, 1994, 1st edn., x, 152pp, half tone photo pictorial frontis, half tone photo ills., maps, facsimiles and cartoons in text, calendar of events at coloured lettered endpapers, red cloth lettered in gilt at spine, wraparound half tone photo pictorial dustwrapper, the final year volume of the series of seven from 1939 relating the experiences of East Anglia, and East Anglians on many fronts around the world, during WW2, dustwrapper: remains of price label front flap, fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 43671
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 BROWN, R. DOUGLAS,, EAST ANGLIA 1942.
BROWN, R. DOUGLAS,
EAST ANGLIA 1942.
Terence Dalton, Lavenham, 1988, 1st edn., [x], 214pp, half tone photo frontis, numerous in text photo ills., calendar of events at coloured endpapers, dark blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper, an account of the routines of home life, of enemy air attacks and of civil defence in the East Anglia region of the UK (Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex) during 1942, edges faintly tanned, dustwrapper: spine a little sunned, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 43668
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 BROWN, R. DOUGLAS,, EAST ANGLIA 1939.
BROWN, R. DOUGLAS,
EAST ANGLIA 1939.
Terence Dalton, Lavenham, 1980, 1st edn., [x], 206pp, numerous in text photo ills., calendar of events at coloured endpapers, white cloth lettered in gilt at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper, an account and description of day to day life and occurances in East Anglia during 1939 with brief details of the background of contemporary world events, edges faintly tanned, dustwrapper: lightly creased at extrems., remains of price label front flap, nesr fine in a very good dustwrapper,
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 BROWN, R. DOUGLAS,, EAST ANGLIA 1940.
BROWN, R. DOUGLAS,
EAST ANGLIA 1940.
Terence Dalton, Lavenham, 1981, 1st edn., [x], 166pp, numerous in text photo ills., calendar of events at coloured endpapers, white cloth lettered in gilt at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper, an account and description of day to day life and occurances in East Anglia during 1940 with brief details of the background of contemporary world events, edges faintly tanned, dustwrapper: spine a little sunned, remains of price label front flap, nesr fine in a very good dustwrapper,
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 BROWN, R. DOUGLAS,, EAST ANGLIA 1943.
BROWN, R. DOUGLAS,
EAST ANGLIA 1943.
Terence Dalton, Lavenham, 1990, 1st edn., [x],182pp, half tone photo frontis, numerous in text photo ills., calendar of events at coloured endpapers, dark green cloth lettered in gilt at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper, an account of the routines of home life, of enemy air attacks and of civil defence in the East Anglia region of the UK (Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex) during 1943, edges faintly tanned, dustwrapper: lightly creased at tips, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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 BROWN, R. DOUGLAS,, EAST ANGLIA 1945.
BROWN, R. DOUGLAS,
EAST ANGLIA 1945.
Terence Dalton, Lavenham, 1994, 1st edn., x, 152pp, half tone photo pictorial frontis, half tone photo ills., maps, facsimiles and cartoons in text, coloured lettered endpapers, large format (9 x 7 inches approx.), red cloth lettered in gilt at spine, wraparound half tone photo pictorial dustwrapper, the final year volume of the series of seven from 1939 relating the experiences of East Anglia, and East Anglians on many fronts around the world, during WW2, lightly rubbed at tips, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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 BROWN, R. DOUGLAS,, EAST ANGLIA 1944.
BROWN, R. DOUGLAS,
EAST ANGLIA 1944.
Terence Dalton, Lavenham, 1992, 1st edn., [x],177pp, half tone photo frontis, maps, diagramsnumerous in text photo ills., calendar of events at coloured endpapers, dark blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper, an account of the routines of home life, of enemy air attacks and of civil defence in the East Anglia region of the UK (Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex) during 1944, loosely inserted TLS from the author and another from the publisher, lightly bumped at tips of upper board, edges faintly tanned, label final pastedown, dustwrapper: lightly creased at extrems., slightly sunned at spine, very good in a near fine dustwrapper,
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 BROWN, RICHARD (ED. HELEN D. MILLGATE),, MR BROWN'S WAR - A Diary Of The Second World War.
BROWN, RICHARD (ED. HELEN D. MILLGATE),
MR BROWN'S WAR - A Diary Of The Second World War.
Sutton Publishing, Thrupp, 2003, trade paperback, xii, 308pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., 5 in text maps, photo pictorial montage upper wrapper, the diary of Richard Brown 1939-46, by day a design draughtsman with the engineering firm of Reavell's in Ipswich and an ARP Warden as well, he records his preceptions of the progress of the war and of life on the Home Front, lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus,
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 BRULEY, SUE (ED.),, WORKING FOR VICTORY - A Diary of Life in a Second World War Factory.
BRULEY, SUE (ED.),
WORKING FOR VICTORY - A Diary of Life in a Second World War Factory.
The History Press, Stroud, 2010, trade paperback, xxvi inc. plan of factory, 226pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., coloured pictorial upper wrapper, during WW2 over 1.5 million women found themselves thrust into the previously male dominated domain of the workplace, having to quickly learn new skills before playing a central role in the effort towards an Allied victory. Kathleen Church-Bliss and Elsie Whiteman were two such women, previous owners of a genteel restaurant, they volunteered for war work and soon found themselves in an aircraft components factory, Morrisons of Croydon, and they kept a joint diary providing a unique insight into life in a wartime factory, the poor conditions suffered on the factory floor as well as the general disorganisation and bad management but also how war work opened up a new world for many women, fine
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