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 Dimbleby, Richard,, THE WAITING YEAR.
Dimbleby, Richard,
THE WAITING YEAR.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1944, 1st edn., 186pp, heavy oatmeal cloth lettered in red at spine and upper board, coloured lettered dustwrapper, written by the BBC's first war correspondent, an account of Britain in 1943 as seen by a war correspondent just returned from the Middle East, relating a number of visits to different military and civilian establishments, including a mining community, a factory, an RAF Operations room, an Air Sea Rescue unit as well as a trip in a Lancaster to Essen, a few faint fox marks to cloth at spine, edges a little dusty and lightly foxed, ink name front free endpaper and light foxing to endpapers, dustwrapper: rubbed at extrems. with sl. loss at extrems. and several short nicks to edges, very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 32762
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Keywords: war ww2 home front war correspondent

 Fitzgibbon, Constantine,, THE BLITZ.
Fitzgibbon, Constantine,
THE BLITZ.
Ace Books - The Harborough Publishing Co. Ltd., London, 1959, 1st in imprint, paperback, 207pp, [i], pictorial upper wrapper, an account of the civilians and civil defence personnel and how they coped with the London Blitz in which more than 20,000 were killed, during the winter 1940/41, well rubbed at extrems., numerous light creases, soiling to wrappers, edges tanned, etc., reading copy only,
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Book number: 44677
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Keywords: war ww2 home front london blitz civil defence

 Fitzgibbon, Connstantine (ills. by Henry Moore),, THE BLITZ.
Fitzgibbon, Connstantine (ills. by Henry Moore),
THE BLITZ.
Corgi, London, 1974, 1st in imprint, paperback, 270pp, 8pp half tone plates, [ii] ads., coloured pictorial upper wrapper (unattrib.), an account of the civilians and civil defence personnel and how they coped with the London Blitz during the winter 1940/41, illustrated with drawings by Henry Moore, slight roll to sunned spine, a little rubbed at extrems., edges tanned, spine sun-bleached, good plus,
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Book number: 45507
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 10.1 | JP¥ 1516]
Keywords: war ww2 london blitz luftwaffe home guard fire service air raid wardens henry moore home front

 Fitzgibbon, Constantine,, LONDON'S BURNING.
Fitzgibbon, Constantine,
LONDON'S BURNING.
Macdonald, London, 1971, 1st edn. UK, trade paperback, 160pp, half tone photo pictorial double title, numerous half tone ills., diagrams and line drawings in text, photo pictorial wrappers, in Purnells' series 'History of the Second World War', Battle Book No. 18, an account of the German bombing of London from 7th September 1940 until 11th May 1941, the long expected 'blitz' and of the steps taken in advance, the evacuation of the children and the recruitment for civil defence, the air raid shelters and the fire-fighting and rescue, the anti-aircraft guns and the night fighters, and the way normal life continued in the rubble, stickers to wrappers, spine sunned, lightly rubbed at extrems., edges a little tanned, good plus,
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Book number: 44915
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Keywords: war ww2 london blitz home front purnells air raid fire fighting civil defence vf45

 Fleming, Peter,, INVASION 1940 - An Account of the German Preparations and the British Counter-measures.
Fleming, Peter,
INVASION 1940 - An Account of the German Preparations and the British Counter-measures.
Readers Union, London, 1958, club edn., 288pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., facsimiles and line drawings in text, red cloth lettered and lined in gilt at spine, decorated dustwrapper, an account of the British civilian and military preparations for invasion after Dunkirk, and the German blueprint for the invasion, 'Operation Sea Lion', and occupation of Britain, all edges tanned, faint foxing upper edge and small ink marks fore-edge, dustwrapper: a little rubbed with sl. loss at extrems., spine sunned, very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 36342
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 US$ 12.62 | JP¥ 1895]
Keywords: war ww2 invasion sea lion

 Fleming, Peter,, OPERATION SEA LION - An Account of the German preparations and the British counter-measures (originally published as Invasion 1940).
Fleming, Peter,
OPERATION SEA LION - An Account of the German preparations and the British counter-measures (originally published as Invasion 1940).
Pan Books, London, 1984, trade paperback, 333pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., facsimiles and line drawings in text, [iii] ads., wraparound cover map with pictorial panel upper wrapper, an account of the British civilian and military preparations for invasion after Dunkirk, and the German blueprint for the invasion, 'Operation Sea Lion', and occupation of Britain, in the Pan Grand Strategy series, lightly rubbed at extrems., edges tanned, very good,
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Book number: 40071
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 US$ 8.84 | JP¥ 1326]
Keywords: war ww2 invasion sea lion vf45

 Freeman, Roger A.,, BRITAIN AT WAR.
Freeman, Roger A.,
BRITAIN AT WAR.
Arms and Armour Press, London for Express Newspapers PLC, 1990, 1st edn., paperback original, 96pp, numerous half tone photo ills. in text, photo pictorial wrappers, large format 11 x 8.5 inches, an account of WW2 as it affected the people in Great Britain, from the evacuation of the children to the V1 and V2 attacks, including rationing, women at work in 'men's' occupations, the blitz, utility furniture, etc., faint creases at some edges, very good plus,
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Book number: 41729
GBP 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 US$ 11.36 | JP¥ 1705]
Keywords: war ww2 blitz evacuees home guard ats land army

 Gardiner, Juliet,, THE PEOPLE'S WAR.
Gardiner, Juliet,
THE PEOPLE'S WAR.
Collins and Brown, London, 1991, 1st edn., paperback original, 96pp, half tone photo ills. throughout, large format (10 x 7 inches approx.), half tone photo pictorial montage wrappers, in the Pictures from the Past series, a collection of captioned photographs mainly from the Hulton Picture Library depicting the experiences of the British population and the Home Defences during WW2, fine,
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Book number: 41046
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Keywords: war ww2 home front

 Goodall, Felicity,, VOICES FROM THE HOME FRONT.
Goodall, Felicity,
VOICES FROM THE HOME FRONT.
David and Charles, Newton Abbot, 2004, 1st edn., 288pp, half tone photo frontis, many in text half tone ills., coloured endpapers, black cloth lettered in silver at spine, coloured photo montage dustwrapper, related by personal narratives, an account of the daily lives experienced by the civilian population of Britain during World War II, relating the change in the nature and the increased hours of work, the air-raids and shelters, etc., fine in a fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 32954
GBP 15.50 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 US$ 19.57 | JP¥ 2937]
Keywords: war ww2 home front home guard

 Grant, Ian and Maddren, Nicholas,, THE COUNTRYSIDE AT WAR.
Grant, Ian and Maddren, Nicholas,
THE COUNTRYSIDE AT WAR.
Jupiter, London, 1975, 1st edn., 128pp, half tone photo pictorial half title, half tone photo pictorial double title, cartoons, facsimiles and numerous half tone photo ills. in text, green cloth lettered in silver at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, (10 x 7.5 " approx.), an account of farming and the countryside of Great Britain during WW2, a time when the horse was the main power source rather than the tractor, when more and more demands were made on productivity with fewer skilled farmworkers being available, when evacuees from the potential invasion area of the British Isles had to be catered for, with the appearance of anti-invasion defences of pill-boxes and guns, with the Women's Land Army appearing to work the fields and with great acreages of land being taken over for airfields, lightly rubbed at extrems., dustwrapper: price clipped, very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 45245
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Keywords: war ww2 home front womens land army pill boxes defence food productivity airfields refugees evacuees

 Graves, Charles,, WOMEN IN GREEN - The Story of the WVS.
Graves, Charles,
WOMEN IN GREEN - The Story of the WVS.
William Heinemann, London, 1948, 1st edn., 284pp, frontis and 24pp half tone photo ills., green cloth with red title panel lettered in gilt at spine and upper board, coloured lettered dustwrapper, the official history of the Women's Voluntary Services during WW2, the volunteers who helped with the evacuation, assisted the Civil Defence, fed and clothed evacuees, refugees and bombed out families as well as a multitude of other varied tasks, edges tanned, faint foxing to cloth at spine, light foxing front endpapers, dustwrapper: a little rubbed at extrems., relined at spine ends and cnrs., very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 44269
GBP 28.00 [Appr.: EURO 32.75 US$ 35.35 | JP¥ 5306]
Keywords: war ww2 civil defence wvs evacuation evacuees refugee salvage

 Haining, Peter,, THE SPITFIRE SUMMER - The People's-eye View of the Battle of Britain.
Haining, Peter,
THE SPITFIRE SUMMER - The People's-eye View of the Battle of Britain.
W. H. Allen, London, 1990, 1st edn., 208pp, half tone photo pictorial half title and double title, half tone photo ills., line drawings, cartoons and facsimiles in text, maps at endpapers, large format (10.5 x 8 inches approx.), maroon cloth lettered in gilt at spine, decorative head and tail bands, photo pictorial dustwrapper, a book of personal and emotional memories of the Battle of Britain, including eye-witness accounts and recollections, contemporary photographs and illustrations, newspaper and radio reports as well as posters, cartoons and advertisements, lightly rubbed at tips, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 39515
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Keywords: war ww2 home front bob

 Hall, Anne,, LAND GIRL - Her story of six years in the Women's Land Army, 1940-46.
Hall, Anne,
LAND GIRL - Her story of six years in the Women's Land Army, 1940-46.
Ex Libris Press, Bradford on Avon, 1993, 1st edn., trade paperback original, 143pp, [i] ads., frontis and many in text half tone photo ills., photo pictorial wrappers, this is NOT an ex-library book but one from a publisher with an odd choice of name, an account of the author's experiences in the Women's Land Army, a workforce designed to replace the manpower lost to the armed services at a time when British farming was little mechanised, during WW2, three line ink inscr. inside upper wrapper, near fine,
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Book number: 41737
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Keywords: war ww2 home front land army farming

 Hector, John,, POPLAR MEMORIES.
Hector, John,
POPLAR MEMORIES.
Sutton, Thrupp, Stroud, 2002 1st edn., 121pp, half tone illustrated title, half tone ills. throughout, half tone photo-pictorial endpapers, large format (10.5 x 7.5 inches approx.), sepia photo pictorial montage laminated boards, the author's account of the East End of London in his early life before and during WW2, lightly rubbed at tips, small bookseller label lower board, four line dated gift inscr. top edge of title, no dustwrapper, very good plus,
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Book number: 41486
GBP 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 US$ 11.36 | JP¥ 1705]
Keywords: war ww2 london poplar general strike cockney home front blitz

 HMSO,, AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS HANDBOOK NO. 1 - PERSONAL PROTECTION AGAINST GAS.
HMSO,
AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS HANDBOOK NO. 1 - PERSONAL PROTECTION AGAINST GAS.
HMSO, London, 1938, 2nd edn., vi, 124pp, [iv] ads., half tone photo ills. and diagrams in text, ads. at endpapers, small format about 6 x 4 inches, buff paper covered boards backed with brown cloth at spine, lettered in black upper and lower boards, the first in a series of Air Raid Precautions handbooks about the hazards of gas warfare, at that time thought to be the most likely weapon in any future air attack, this volume covering the dangers of gas to the person, protecting the person against gas, decontamination once exposed and subsequent disinfection, lightly rubbed at extrems., edges tanned, lacks first page ads., light overall soiling, no dustwrapper, good,
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Book number: 36350
GBP 5.50 [Appr.: EURO 6.5 US$ 6.94 | JP¥ 1042]
Keywords: war ww2 gas

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