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Image for The Burning Blue:  A New History of the Battle of Britain (inc. Memories of a German Veteran; Luftwaffe's Assault; The RAF; Soviet / American / Japanese Perspective;  Pilots' Memoirs, etc)

The Burning Blue: A New History of the Battle of Britain (inc. Memories of a German Veteran; Luftwaffe's Assault; The RAF; Soviet / American / Japanese Perspective; Pilots' Memoirs, etc)

By: Addison, Paul; Jeremy A Crang (eds) Brian Bond; Klaus A Maier; Malcolm Smith; Horst Boog; Sebastian Cox; Sergei Kudryashov; Richard P Hallion; Theodore F Cook; Hans-Ekkehard Bob; Angus Calder; Owen Dudley Edwards; Nigel Rose; Adrian Gregory; J Lake; Etc

Price: $13.13

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Pimlico, 2000, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 2000

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163596

ISBN: 0712664750

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------trade paperback, about 6w x 9h inches, a Very Good+ to near Fine example, a bit of light rubbing, age toning to paper, 292 pages, b&w photos, ---"It was, of course, the Battle of Britain, or rather its conclusion, that prompted one of Winston Churchill's most memorable pieces of oratory that has its epitome in the sentence, 'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.' If the Battle of Britain had been lost it is very likely... View more info

Image for Insignia of the Third Reich:  Cloth Badges and Emblems ---by Major John R Angolia ( Nazi Crests, etc)

Insignia of the Third Reich: Cloth Badges and Emblems ---by Major John R Angolia ( Nazi Crests, etc)

By: Angolia, Major John R

Price: $26.33

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Ducimus Books / Taste International Publications, 1974, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155300

ISBN: 0903234173

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------softcover, about 5.75 x 8.25 inches, a Very Good copy with a bit of sunning to the spine, 144 pages, b&w photos as well as some colour, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Love of an Unknown Soldier Found in a Dug-Out ( World War One / WWI )( Dugout / Letters )

The Love of an Unknown Soldier Found in a Dug-Out ( World War One / WWI )( Dugout / Letters )

By: Anonymous (An Unknown Soldier ); Foreword By John Lane

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: McClelland, Goodchild and Stewart, 1918, 1st Canadian Edition, First Printing: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163574

Condition: Good (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 5w x 7.75h inches, a solid Good example, red cloth with white lettering, light war and rubbing, some light soiling, foxing tot he endpapers, ink name and 1919 date on front blank endpaper, no dustjacket, 207 pages, one b&w photo of one of the actual letters ---The manuscript was submitted by a young officer of the R.F.A., who brought the papers back from France at the end of World War I after discovering them in a secreted dark corner, wedged ... View more info

Nor Iron Bars a Cage: The Adventures of Three British Prisoners of War, 1940 - 1942 ( POW / POW's )

By: Aston, W H, Introduction By Captain G F Collie, MBE

Price: $13.13

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: MacMillan, 1946, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 149326

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


---------hardcover, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of very light wear, no dustjacket, ink name and date, portion of front flap has been tipped-in to the front endpaper, 218 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Strike Hard, Strike Sure: Epics of the Bombers ( Bomber Command / RAF / R.A.F. / Royal Air Force )( includes pilots: Guy Gibson; Norman Jackson; Hugh Edwards; Ron Middleton, etc)

By: Barker, Ralph

Price: $13.13

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Chatto and Windus, 1963, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 149487

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------hardcover, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of very light rubbing, a bit of foxing to upper edge of text block, in an attractive Good price clipped dustjacket, some chips and tears, sunning to the spine, 210 pages, b&w photos, ---"Many thousands of words have been written about the conception of the bomber offensive in World War II, the strategy and the tactics of Bomber Command, the choice of target systems, the method of attack, the evaluation of bombing re... View more info

The Ship-Busters: The Story of the RAF Torpedo Bombers ( R.A.F. / Royal Air Force )(includes The Beaufort, The Scharnhorst, the Gneisenau, Prinz Eugen, Taranto, Benghazi, etc )

By: Barker, Ralph

Price: $11.81

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Chatto and Windus, 1957, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 153289

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------hardcover, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of light wear and age toning to paper, in a chipped and torn Good dustjacket, sticker pull on front panel of jacket, 272 pages, b&w photos, contents include: The Curtain Raiser; The Rover; The Million-to-one Chance; Training and Psychology; The Unique Opportunity; The Beaufort attacks on the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau; Attack on the Prinz Eugen; Torpedoes in the Med; The June Malta Convoy; Taranto to Benghazi; Before the... View more info

Image for The Great Escape:  A Canadian Story ---by Ted Barris -a Signed Copy Stalag Luft III )

The Great Escape: A Canadian Story ---by Ted Barris -a Signed Copy Stalag Luft III )

By: Barris, Ted (signed)

Price: $17.09

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Thomas Allen, 2013, 1st Edition, Later Printing: 2013

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 163204

ISBN: 1771022728

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 288 pages, b&w photographs including scenes and behind the scenes stills from the James Garner / Steve McQueen / Richard Attenborough / Donald Pleasance movie, signed by Barris with the inscription, "For B____ So wee never forget - Ted Barris 2014", ---"On the night of March 24, 1944, eighty Commonwealth airmen crawled through a 400-foot-long tunnel, code-named -Harry,- and most slipped into t... View more info

JUNO: Canadians at D-Day, June 6th 1944 ---a Signed Copy

By: Barris, Ted (signed)with a Foreword By John Keegan

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Thomas Allen, 2004, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 150819

ISBN: 0887621333

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, 311 pages, b&w photographs, signed by Barris with the inscription, "So we never forget", , Barris tells the story of Juno and the D-Day events in the voices of the actual Canadian soldiers who were there ---farmers from the Prairies, recent graduates from acroos the country, miners from Quebec and Newfoundland, often described as "THE LONGEST DAY", Barris takes us back to those momentous hours th... View more info

The British Army on Campaign, 1816 - 1902 ( 4 ): 1882 - 1902 / Osprey Men-at-Arms Series

By: Barthorp, Michael, Edited By Martin Woodrow / Osprey Men-at-Arms Series

Price: $11.81

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Osprey Publications, 1989, 1st edition, 2nd Printing: 1989

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 152892

ISBN: 0850458498

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------oversized soft cover, about 7.25 x 9.5 inches, a Near Fine copy with a bit of very light wear, 48 pages, colour and b&w illustrations and photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Australia at Arms (inc. War Along the Waikato; in the Sudan; Submarine in the Dardanelles; First Hours at Gallipoli; Ridge at Pozieres; A Pill-Box East of Ypres; At Bardia and Derna; Rats of Tobruk; Bridge at Parit Sulong; Bang at Sabang; etc)

By: Bartlett, Norman / Edited for the Board of Management of the Australian War Memorial ( Paul Brickhill; High V Clarke; Frank Griggs; Ronald McKie; Chester Wilmot; Ralph Honner; J D Rutherford; Gilbert Mant; Bruce Harding; W J Lambie; H G Stoker; et al

Price: $22.37

Publisher: Canberra, AU, Canberra, Australia: Board of Management of the Australian War Memorial, 1955, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155820

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------hardcover, about 7 x 9.75 inches, a Very Good+ to near Fine copy, in an attractive Good dustjacket with some chips and tears, 265 pages, b&w photos, contents include: Before 1914: War Along the Waikato by Norman Bartlett; Australians in the Sudan by W. J. Lambie; The Advance on Johannesburg by J. H. M. Abbott ; The Contingent of Handy Men by Bruce Haring -----1914-1918: Submarine in the Dardenelles by H. G. Stoker, DSO, RN ; First Hours at Gallipoli by ... View more info

Fusilier Geordie: Tales from the Fifth ( Royal Northumberland ) Fusiliers, 1944 to 1968 with Cartoons from Fusilier Reg Smyth and Fusilier Preston Little ( One [ 1 ] Andy Capp strip)( Anecdotes, Stories and Reminiscences )

By: Baxter, Colonel Paddy, with Captain John Masters / The Fifth ( Royal Northumberland ) Fusiliers ( Includes One [ 1 ] Andy Capp Cartoon By Reg Smyth ), Foreword By General Sir John Akehurst KCB, CBE (formerly Northamptonshire Regiment )

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Scotland, Edinburgh, UK / Cambridge / Durham (USA): The Pentland Press, 1997, , 1st Edition, First Printing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151985

ISBN: 1858214882

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, gently bumped corners, a few small glue stains in the gutter of the book, xi + 219 pages, b&w photos, b&w illustrations by Little, ONE b&w Andy Capp comic strip depicting AC defending the honour of the Northumberland Fusiliers, ---contents include: Joining the Regiment; From towards the end of the War to Gibraltar; Gibraltar; Westminster; Bury St Edmunds -The way to Korea; The Experiences of a Draft Cond... View more info

Image for DILEAS:  A History of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1929 -  1956  ( Regimental History / Allied with the Gordon Highlanders )( The Glamour Boys )

DILEAS: A History of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1929 - 1956 ( Regimental History / Allied with the Gordon Highlanders )( The Glamour Boys )

By: Beattie, Kim; Foreword By Lieutenant-General H D Graham ( Howard ) / 48th Highlanders of Canada ( aka: The Glamour Boys )

Price: $105.53

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1957, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 161245

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------hardcover, red cloth, a solid Very Good+ copy, ---in a FAIR only dustjacket with chips and tears, old tape repairs on the verso of the jacket, ---laid into this copy is a program for the 48th Highlanders of Canada Presentation of Colours Parade May 18th 1991 Varsity Stadium, ---, 847 pages, b&w photos; numerous maps, contents include: Foreword; Preface ---The Decade of Militia Adversity; War and Mobilization; The New Regiment is Born; By Troopship to the Clyd... View more info

Image for Cowan's War:  The Story of British Naval Operations in the Baltic 1918 - 1920 -by Geoffrey Bennett ( RN / Royal Navy / Operation Red Trek )( Lithuania and Latvia  )( Rear-Admiral Walter Cowan )

Cowan's War: The Story of British Naval Operations in the Baltic 1918 - 1920 -by Geoffrey Bennett ( RN / Royal Navy / Operation Red Trek )( Lithuania and Latvia )( Rear-Admiral Walter Cowan )

By: Bennett, Geoffrey ( Captain Geoffrey Martin Bennett DSC FRHS )( Walter Cowan related)

Price: $36.89

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Collins, 1964, 1st edition, First Printing: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163559

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


----------hardcover, about 5.75w x 8.5h inches, a Near Fine example, in an attractive Very Good price clipped dustjacket, some light wear and rubbing, a couple of small nicks, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, 254 pages, b&w photos, contents include: The Baltic Scene; Red Waters; Walter Cowan; Libau; Biorko Sound; Operation RG ; Bermondt and Yudenitch; A SUDDEN FLOOD OF MUTINY; The Prize of Admiralty; --APPENDIX: The Price of Admiralty; Notes on Warships em... View more info

Image for Blood on the Hills:  The Canadian Army in the Korean War

Blood on the Hills: The Canadian Army in the Korean War

By: Bercuson, David J

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press / UTP, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 148517

ISBN: 0802009808

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, feels unread, 269 pages, b&w photos, ---"The Korean War represented a series of firsts for Canadian soldiers - their first military action under UN auspices, their first under U.S. corps and army command, their first in Asia as ground troops, and their first in which people at home initially ignored their efforts, and then forgot about them. David Bercuson evokes the tastes and smells, the frustrations,... View more info

Blood on the Hills: The Canadian Army in the Korean War

By: Bercuson, David J

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press / UTP, 1999, 1st Edition, Later Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151306

ISBN: 0802009808

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 269 pages, b&w photos, ---"The Korean War represented a series of firsts for Canadian soldiers - their first military action under UN auspices, their first under U.S. corps and army command, their first in Asia as ground troops, and their first in which people at home initially ignored their efforts, and then forgot about them. David Bercuson evokes the tastes and smells, the frustrations, the unfamilia... View more info

Image for Long Night of the Tankers:  Hitler's War Against Caribbean Oil -by David J Bercuson and Holger H Herwig / University of Calgary Press - Beyond Boundaries, Canadian Defence and Strategic Studies Series

Long Night of the Tankers: Hitler's War Against Caribbean Oil -by David J Bercuson and Holger H Herwig / University of Calgary Press - Beyond Boundaries, Canadian Defence and Strategic Studies Series

By: Bercuson, David J; Holder H Herwig / University of Calgary Press - Beyond Boundaries, Canadian Defence and Strategic Studies Series

Price: $28.97

Publisher: Calgary, Alberta, Calgary, AB: University of Calgary Press - Beyond Boundaries, Canadian Defence and Strategic Studies Series, 2014, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 158761

ISBN: 1552387593

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Near Fine copy, 344 pages, b&w photos, ---"Long Night of the Tankers presents a fresh account of a lesser-known but critical component of the Atlantic naval theatre during World War II. Using war diaries, after-action reports, and first-hand accounts, authors Bercuson and Herwig examine the story behind Operation Neuland, the German plan to interrupt vital oil supplies from reaching the United States and the United Kingdo... View more info

Image for Invasion Without Tears:  The Story of Canada's Top Scoring Spitfire Wing in Europe During the Second World War ( WWII / RCAF / R.C.A.F. / Royal Canadian Air Force )( 126 Wing / Fighter Pilots / Planes )

Invasion Without Tears: The Story of Canada's Top Scoring Spitfire Wing in Europe During the Second World War ( WWII / RCAF / R.C.A.F. / Royal Canadian Air Force )( 126 Wing / Fighter Pilots / Planes )

By: Berger, Monty; Brian jeffrey Street

Price: $11.81

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Random House Canada, 1994, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 159973

ISBN: 0394222776

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 6.25w x 9.25h inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks new, 240 pages, b&w photos, ---"Monty Berger was the first RCAF ground officer to land on the beaches of Normandy on June 7, 1944, washing ashore at dawn of D-Day+1. Invasions Without Tears, based on a manuscript Mr. Berger wrote 50 years ago, gives us a personal account, both in the air and on the ground, of what life was like with 126 Wing, one of the most formidabl... View more info

Image for Spies and Other Secrets: Memoirs from the Second Cold War

Spies and Other Secrets: Memoirs from the Second Cold War

By: Bethell, Nicholas

Price: $13.13

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Viking, 1994, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 147541

ISBN: 0670851612

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hard cover, Near Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket, illustrated with black and white photos, 398 pages, contents include: The Window Opens; the Translation of Cancer Ward; Solzhenitsyn in the West; After the Last Secret; Early Contact with the Sakharovs; Vladimir Bukovsky; Sakharov & the Helsinki Group; The Helsinki Agreement; Human Rights & Political Problems; My First try at the Pass; Two Lonely Soldiers; My Friend Oleg; Nelson Mandela; the Katyn Murder Myste... View more info

Image for In Flanders Field: 100 Years: Writing on War, Loss and Remembrance ( WWI )(inc. The Torch; Soldier Surgeon, Surgeon Poet { John McCrae }; Poppies, Three Variations; Forged in Fire; etc) ( WWI )

In Flanders Field: 100 Years: Writing on War, Loss and Remembrance ( WWI )(inc. The Torch; Soldier Surgeon, Surgeon Poet { John McCrae }; Poppies, Three Variations; Forged in Fire; etc) ( WWI )

By: Betts, Amanda (ed)(inc. Romeo Dallaire; Tim Cook; Ken Dryden; Margaret Atwood; Wade Davis; Frances Itani; Jonathan Vance; Patrick Lane; Mary Janigan; Kevin Patterson; Joseph Boyden; George Elliott Clarke; Hannah Moscovitch ( John McCrae related)

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Alfred A Knopf Canada / Penguin Random House, 2015, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163861

ISBN: 0345810252

Condition: Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Fine example in a Fine dustjacket, 257 pages, colour and b&w illustrations and photos, ---"A beautifully designed collection of essays on war, loss and remembrance to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the writing of Canada's most famous poem. --In early 1915, the death of a young friend on the battlefields of Ypres inspired Canadian soldier, field surgeon and poet John McCrae to write "In Flanders Fields." Within months of the poem's... View more info

The Guinea Pig Club: A Story of Indomitable Courage and Surgical Skill (AKA: Sir Archibald McIndoe / McIndoe's Army )

By: Bishop, Edward

Price: $10.49

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: NEL / New English Library, 1973, 1st paperback Edition, 2nd Printing: 1973

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151338

ISBN: 0450015440

Condition: Good (see description)


-----------paperback, a solid Good copy, a bit of light wear, a bit of age toning to paper, price sticker residue and sticker pull on front panel, ink squiggle and stor stamp, 125 pages, b&w photos, ---"--- "More exclusive than Boodle's, Buck's, Whites and the Royal Yacht Squadron rolled into one". This was how Sir Archibald McIndoe, the celebrated plastic surgeon, described The Guinea Pig Club, a unique body of greviously burnt, often seriously disfigured a... View more info