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Image for They Shall Grow Not  Old:  A Book of Remembrance:  Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum ( RCAF / R.C.A.F. / Royal Canadian Air Force )( World War II / WWII )(includes Some:  RAF / RAAF / RNZAF members)( British Commonwealth Air Training Plan / BCATP )

They Shall Grow Not Old: A Book of Remembrance: Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum ( RCAF / R.C.A.F. / Royal Canadian Air Force )( World War II / WWII )(includes Some: RAF / RAAF / RNZAF members)( British Commonwealth Air Training Plan / BCATP )

By: Allison, Les and Harry Hayward ( Royal Canadian Air Force related)( Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum )

Price: $72.53

Publisher: Manitoba, Brandon, MB: Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, 1996, 1st edition, 2nd Printing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164638

ISBN: 0920436412

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------hardcover, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of rubbing and a few marks on blue cloth, a tight square coopy, small address labels from former owner in a number of spots, some page corners turned, some hi-liting (NOT a lot though), no jacket as issued, 892 pages, b&w photos, , contains the biographies of over 18,000 former Canadian airmen, women and other nationals who wore the uniforms of the RCAF and who lost their lives in WWII, contents include various forewords and messages; the biographies, APPENDICES: RAF Casualties in and near canada; RAAF Casualties in and near Canada; RNZAF Cas... View more info

Image for TWO VOLUMES:  Combat Aircraft of World War II, 1942 - 1943 and 1943 - 1944 -Poster Books (inc. Nakajima, Kawasaki, Focke Wulf, Supermarine Spitfire / Seafire, Messerschmitt, Curtiss, Junkers, Fairey Barracuda, Avro Lancaster, etc)

TWO VOLUMES: Combat Aircraft of World War II, 1942 - 1943 and 1943 - 1944 -Poster Books (inc. Nakajima, Kawasaki, Focke Wulf, Supermarine Spitfire / Seafire, Messerschmitt, Curtiss, Junkers, Fairey Barracuda, Avro Lancaster, etc)

By: Angelucci, Enzo; Paolo Matricardi

Price: $32.93

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Military Press, 1988, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164285

ISBN: 0517665786

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------2 volumes (ONE SHIPPING CHARGE), softcovers (no hardcover editions), about 10.5w x 15h inches, both are Near Fine examples, look new, 62 and 62 pages, colour illustrations, b&w photos, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// 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

Image for EYEWITNESS NAM Number 1:  Harrowing Accounts of the War in the Words of the Men Who Fought Nam -by Mark Baker ( Volume # / No. One )( Vietnam War History Series )

EYEWITNESS NAM Number 1: Harrowing Accounts of the War in the Words of the Men Who Fought Nam -by Mark Baker ( Volume # / No. One )( Vietnam War History Series )

By: Baker, Mark (author) Peter Way; Wayne Leal, Tim Page, Lynette Coutts, David Williams, Nigel Cawthorne (eds.)

Price: $32.93

Publisher: England, Berkshire, UK: Orbis Publishing, 1988, 1st Edition thus, First Printing: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164479

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------softcover, about 9.25w x 11.75h inches, a Very Good+ example, a bit of light rubbing, some very faint creases, 64 pages, colour and b&w photos, entire issue is taken from baker's book about first-hand experiences in Vietnam, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// 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 results and the implications for the national war effort, both Allied and enemy. Surprisingly little has been written of the me... 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 August Convoy; Ten Days to Alam el Halfa; Rommel's Last Tanker; The Strike Wings in the UK; Epilogue, any image directly bes... 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 C. E. W. Bean; Mischance in Mesopotamia by T. W. White DFC, VD ; The Ridge at Pozieres by E. J. Rule MC, MD ; Winter on the... 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 Clyde; ---ENGLAND: i) Aldershot; ii) When all Seemed Catastrophe; iii) Foray to France; iv) Defending the Embattled Island; v) In... View more info

Image for The War Letters:  Reg Beckett: A Canadian Soldier in the great War ( World War One / WWI )( Hamilton Ontario Related )(chapters Inc.algonquin Park; Camp Petawawa to the Western Front; Vimy Ridge; Amiens to Cambrai; Armistice, etc)( Field Artillery )

The War Letters: Reg Beckett: A Canadian Soldier in the great War ( World War One / WWI )( Hamilton Ontario Related )(chapters Inc.algonquin Park; Camp Petawawa to the Western Front; Vimy Ridge; Amiens to Cambrai; Armistice, etc)( Field Artillery )

By: Beckett, John D (signed letter); Reg Beckett

Price: $52.73

Publisher: Ohio, Elyria, OH: John D Beckett, 2015, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed Letter

Seller ID: 164062

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------softcover, about 12w x 9h inches, a Near Fine example, 60 pages, colour and b&w photos, laid into this copy is a signed letter from John D Beckett detailing the genesis of this book, Reg Beckett was a member of a wealthy Hamilton Ontario family, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo /// SIGNED letter ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Image for Inside Hitler's Mountain:  The Untold Story of the Eagle's Nest and the Fuehrer's Secret Headquarters ( Kehlsteinhaus / Obersalzberg near Berchtesgaden )( Adolf Hitler / WWII )( Germany / German History )

Inside Hitler's Mountain: The Untold Story of the Eagle's Nest and the Fuehrer's Secret Headquarters ( Kehlsteinhaus / Obersalzberg near Berchtesgaden )( Adolf Hitler / WWII )( Germany / German History )

By: Beierl, Florian M

Price: $59.33

Publisher: Germany, Germany: Verlag Beierl / Florian Beierl, 2015, 1st edition, First Printing: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164567

ISBN: 3929825155

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


------------limp boards (not quite a hardcover and not quite a softcover), about 9w x 11h inches, a Near Fine / Fine example, looks new, 262 pages, colour and b&w photos throughout, ---"A first glimpse into the subterranean world of the Obersalzberg. Between 1923 and 1945 the Obersalzberg was transformed from peaceful mountain idyll into Nazi shrine, and finally became the Führer’s -headquarters- It was there that, for twenty years, Hitler’s cataclysmic schemes matured into decisions and then specific orders. The traumatic impact of those decisions can still be felt throughout the wor... 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 employed in the Baltic; Geographical Glossary, ---The British Campaign in the Baltic 1918 - 19 was a part of the Allied interv... 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, the unfamiliar terrain, the international complexities, and the heroism that made the Korean War an unforgettable experience... 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 unfamiliar terrain, the international complexities, and the heroism that made the Korean War an unforgettable experience for those who... 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 Kingdom by preventing Allied oil tankers from leaving refineries in the Caribbean. The story begins in February 1942 and follows th... View more info

Image for Battalion of Heroes:  The Calgary Highlanders in World War ii / Calgary Highlanders Regimental Funds Foundation ( WWII / Regiment History )

Battalion of Heroes: The Calgary Highlanders in World War ii / Calgary Highlanders Regimental Funds Foundation ( WWII / Regiment History )

By: Bercuson, David; Foreword By Honorary Colonel Fred P Mannix / Calgary Highlanders Regimental Funds Foundation

Price: $39.53

Publisher: Calgary, Alberta, Calgary, AB: Calgary Highlanders Regimental Funds Foundation, 1994, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164203

ISBN: 0969461615

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


----------hardcover, about 6.25w x 9.25h inches, a Near Fine example, gift inscription, in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks new, 297 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Image for Marching as to War:  Canada's Turbulent Years 1899 - 1953  ---a Signed Copy ---by Pierre Berton (inc. Sam Steele, Lord Strathcona Horse; Arthur Currie, Canadian Corps; Beorge BUZZ Beurling WWII Fighter Pilot; MAD JIMMY Jacques Dextraze, Korean War )

Marching as to War: Canada's Turbulent Years 1899 - 1953 ---a Signed Copy ---by Pierre Berton (inc. Sam Steele, Lord Strathcona Horse; Arthur Currie, Canadian Corps; Beorge BUZZ Beurling WWII Fighter Pilot; MAD JIMMY Jacques Dextraze, Korean War )

By: Berton, Pierre (signed and inscribed )

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 2001, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 164915

ISBN: 0385257252

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscribed by Berton "Pierre Berton To Paul -best wishes Oct/01", , 632 pages, ---"From the Introduction ---"I have called this period Canada’s Turbulent Years - turbulent not only because of the battles we fought on the African veldt, the ravaged meadows of Flanders, the forbidding spine of Italy, and the conical hills of Korea, but turbulent in other ways. These were Canada’s formative years, when she resembled an adolescent, grappling with the problems of puberty, often at odds with her parents... View more info

Image for Marching as to War:  Canada's Turbulent Years 1899 - 1953  ---a Signed Copy ---by Pierre Berton (inc. Sam Steele, Lord Strathcona Horse; Arthur Currie, Canadian Corps; Beorge BUZZ Beurling WWII Fighter Pilot; MAD JIMMY Jacques Dextraze, Korean War )

Marching as to War: Canada's Turbulent Years 1899 - 1953 ---a Signed Copy ---by Pierre Berton (inc. Sam Steele, Lord Strathcona Horse; Arthur Currie, Canadian Corps; Beorge BUZZ Beurling WWII Fighter Pilot; MAD JIMMY Jacques Dextraze, Korean War )

By: Berton, Pierre (signed without inscription )

Price: $39.53

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 2001, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 163941

ISBN: 0385257252

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed without inscription by Berton, 632 pages, ---"From the Introduction ---"I have called this period Canada’s Turbulent Years - turbulent not only because of the battles we fought on the African veldt, the ravaged meadows of Flanders, the forbidding spine of Italy, and the conical hills of Korea, but turbulent in other ways. These were Canada’s formative years, when she resembled an adolescent, grappling with the problems of puberty, often at odds with her parents, craving to be treated as an adult, hungry for t... 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 Mystery; Poland as a Russian Colony; The Fall of ' Sir Dracula '; Albania - the Last Domino to Fall; Andrey Sakharov's Arrest; Orl... 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 December 1915 publication in the British magazine Punch it became part of the collective consciousness in North America and ... View more info