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The Wilderness Campaign May 1864, Cannan, John
The Wilderness Campaign May 1864

The Small Woman, Burgess, Alan
The Small Woman

Outbreak 1939 - The World Goes To War, Chapman, Terry
Outbreak 1939 - The World Goes To War

Das Reich - The Military Role of the 2nd SS Division, Lucas, James
Das Reich - The Military Role of the 2nd SS Division

Auschwitz - The Nazis and the Final Solution, Rees, Laurence
Auschwitz - The Nazis and the Final Solution

My Favourite Escape Stories, Reid (M.B.E., M.C.), P.R.
My Favourite Escape Stories

The Envoy - The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the desperate closing months of World War II, Kershaw, Alex
The Envoy - The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the desperate closing months of World War II

The Spanish Pimpernel, Phillips, C.E. Lucas
The Spanish Pimpernel

 

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The Navy Eternal, "Bartimeus",
1 The Navy Eternal
"Bartimeus",. Hodder & Stoughton, London, Hardback, 190mm x 126mm brown cloth boards, black titles, , 332pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Douglas Swale. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book is generally bumped, worn and grubby from handling, block also a little wobbly. No date or edition stated for this account of military action on - and under - the high seas of the world, but publication surely not long after the First World War events described therein. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Navy, war, submarine, Atlantic. 774

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The Defence of the Realm - The Authorized History of MI5, Andrew, Christopher
2 The Defence of the Realm - The Authorized History of MI5
Andrew, Christopher. Penguin, London, 2010. first thus, Paperback, 197mm x 127mm , xxv prelims, 1044+pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Thick paperback has been read, spine creased, exterior a little darkened with some sticker shadow to front, pages clean. Massive and comprehensive history of the British secret service agency which serves also as an alternative review of 20th century great power politics. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: secret, espionage, Soviet, circus. 13930

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The World at War, Arnold-Forster, Mark
3 The World at War
Arnold-Forster, Mark. Collins, London, 1974. first edition, Hardback, 236mm x 160mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 7th impression, , x prelims, 340+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Good +. Spine and boards bumped, faded at edges, block notably tanned with age, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has a little chipping to some edges, otherwise clean. Tie-in book to Thames Television's massively successful series about what is still the biggest single event in history. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: War, Thames, world. 7912

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George Cross Heroes, Ashcroft, Michael
4 George Cross Heroes
Ashcroft, Michael. Headline Review, London, 2010. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xix prelims, 389+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Opinion-poll guru Lord Ashcroft's excellent account of the 161 acts of bravery by military personnel and civilians awarded with the GC since its inception by King George VI in 1940. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Malta, civilian, bomb, Commonwealth. 12967

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Marshal Zhukov - The Man Who Beat Hitler, Axell, Albert
5 Marshal Zhukov - The Man Who Beat Hitler
Axell, Albert. Pearson Education, London, 2003. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 254+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with little or no wear. Fine biography of the Red Army commander whose genius secured Russian victory on the Eastern Front of WW2. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Stalin, Kursk, Stalingrad, Berlin. 11831

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The Coming of the Barbarians, Barr, Pat
6 The Coming of the Barbarians
Barr, Pat. Macmillan, London, 1967. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 236pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Previous owner's name to half title page.. Foxing to block edge. Dustwrapper (now protected, has slight chipping/creasing. A Story of Western settlement in Japan, 1853 - 1870. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Japan, Shogun, Meiji, mercantile nations.. 2665

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Death by Design - The Fate of British Crews in the Second World War, Beale, Peter
7 Death by Design - The Fate of British Crews in the Second World War
Beale, Peter. Sutton Publishing, Stroud, 1998. first edition, Hardback, 250mm x 177mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 214pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is tight and clean save for a little smudging to top block edge. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some creasing and a flattened tear to top front, else clean with light wear only. Serious analysis of British (lack of) readiness for effective tank warfare at the outbreak of WW2, and what was done to improve armoured capabilities as the conflictg unfolded. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: panzer, Liddell, armour, tank. 13036

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Stalin's Silver, Beasant, John
8 Stalin's Silver
Beasant, John. Bloomsbury, London, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 216pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read. Spine bumped. Dustwrapper has been handled and has some shelfwear. The story of the sinking - and salvage - of the USS John Barry, US merchant ship loaded with $300 million of silver in 1944, its destination unknown... Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Barry, Arabian, Stalin, silver. 5084

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The Good Listener - Helen Bamber: A Life Against Cruelty, Belton, Neil
9 The Good Listener - Helen Bamber: A Life Against Cruelty
Belton, Neil. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1998. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 374pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with just a little evidence of handling to block edges, also two tiny marks on front board. Dustwrapper is clean, just a little wear along base. The remarkable story of a British woman of Jewish stock who devoted her life to helping victims of political cruelties, including - in her youth - survivors of the Nazi holocaust. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Bamber, holocaust, torture. 9215

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Creators and Destroyers of the English Navy, Berckman, Evelyn
10 Creators and Destroyers of the English Navy
Berckman, Evelyn. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1974. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 212+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Book is ex-lib with stiickers, stamps and surface damage to front endpaper. Some wear and grubbiness from handling also with a hint of foxing to edges, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper has some wear from handling and to edges, front flap clipped. Historical account of the ups and downs of the English navy from Elizabeth I to Charles II. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: navy, Cromwell, Armada, Drake. 11867

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11 'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts - II - Small Wars of the Empire
Bethell, Lieutenant-Colonel L. A. (ed). William Blackwood, Edinburgh & London, 1932. Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 273pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Spine and bords bumped but basically clean. Differential fading to endpapers with some foxing also to block edges, with light staining to base of final pages. Text clean and unmarked. A collection of 12 short accounts of obscure military engagements in remote corners of the British Empire. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Empire, British, army. 5092

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Rebels and Redcoats - The American Revolutionary War, Bicheno, Hugh
12 Rebels and Redcoats - The American Revolutionary War
Bicheno, Hugh. Harper Collins, London, 2003. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xlii prelims, 310+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean save for just a little grubbiness to block edges. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Full-scale ork of military and political history which also serves as the tie-in book for BBC TV series on the American War of Independence by Richard Holmes, with a Foreword by same. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Washington, Yorktown, Adams, Cornwallis. 12915

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His Name was Raoul Wallenberg - Courage, Rescue and Mystery During World War II, Borden, Louise`
13 His Name was Raoul Wallenberg - Courage, Rescue and Mystery During World War II
Borden, Louise`. Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2012. first edition, Hardback, 260mm x 195mm orange card boards, black titles, first edition, 136pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is bright, tight and clean. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A book specifically intended for children about the Swedish diplomat who personally saved tens of thousands of Jewish lives late in WW2, only to be taken captive by the Soviets and never seen again. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Hungary, holocaust, Jewish, diplomat. 12975

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The Sword & the Pen, Brander, Michael             (ed)
14 The Sword & the Pen
Brander, Michael (ed). Leo Cooper, London, 1989. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 160pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Spine a little bumped, top of block a little dusty. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear and evidence of handling. Selections from eight military diaries kept during conflicts from the eighteenth century to the First World War. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: war, diaries, India, officer. 5038

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The Horse in War, Brereton, J.M.
15 The Horse in War
Brereton, J.M.. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1976. first edition, Hardback, 252mm x 178mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 160pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read , spine and boards bumped, no other obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has a little wear from handling, price sticker on front flap. Spine colour faded. Excellent account of the horse's contribution to over 4000 years of human warfare, featuring accounts of celebrated individual beasts such as Alexander's Bucephalus and Napoleon's Marengo. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: cavalty, horse, Wellington, war. 11081

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The 7th Queen's Own Hussars, Brereton, J.M. ;   Horrocks, Lieutenant-General Sir Brian
16 The 7th Queen's Own Hussars
Brereton, J.M. ; Horrocks, Lieutenant-General Sir Brian. Leo Cooper, London, 1975. first edition, Hardback, 8vo purple cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 221pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Good/Good +. Boards faded around edges and stained at base. Block edges discoloured with some staining. Includes ephemeral leather regimental bookmark. Dustwrapper (now protected) is slightly faded with age and has some shelfwear, with slight creasing along top. The proud history of "The Saucy Seventh" - one of the most famous of all British cavalry regiments - from its 17th century origins through to service on all fronts during World War Two. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Cavalry, regiment, Waterloo, war. 2465

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1812 -- Eyewitness Accounts of Napoleon's Defeat in Russia, Brett-James, Antony
17 1812 -- Eyewitness Accounts of Napoleon's Defeat in Russia
Brett-James, Antony. Book Club Associates, London, 1973. first thus, Hardback, 22cm x 14cm pink cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, viii prelims, 308+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Owners inscription. Book has been handled, with retailer stamp below incription of front endpaper, light wear and a little bumping, pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has general light wear with some chipping at edges. Excellent factual resource for the student of the 1812 campaign, as used by the makers of the BBC TV adaptation of War and Peace. Book Club efition of 1966 Macmillan original. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Russia, Bonaparte, Moscow, Tolstoy. 11866

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The Royal Navy and the Sino-Japanese Incident 1937-41, Brice, Martin H.
18 The Royal Navy and the Sino-Japanese Incident 1937-41
Brice, Martin H.. Ian Allan, London, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 235mm x 153mm green cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 167+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read but still clean and tight. Block edges a little grubby from handling. Dustwrapper has been handled with some edgewear. Account of the extensive involvement of the Royal Navy in the early part of World War Two in the Far East. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Shanghai, Shantung, Yangtse, Canton. 11968

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Escape - or Die, Brickhill, Paul
19 Escape - or Die
Brickhill, Paul. Evans Brothers, London, 1954. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 142mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 6th impression, , 223+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Book has been well read, some fading to exterior, edges grubby, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is grubby and tanned with edge chipping and some loss at extremities. With an Introduction by H.E. Bates, this is a collection of eight stories of RAF personnel who had to fight on land for their freedom during WW2. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: RAF, escape, POW, war. 12277

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Nelson, Bryant, Arthur
20 Nelson
Bryant, Arthur. Collins, London, 1970. first edition, Hardback, 243mm x 162mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 173+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Inscribed by author. Book has been read but still tight and clean with little or no wear. Dustwrapper ahd some light chipping to spine and top edge, else clean with minimal wear. A vivid biography of England's greatest sailor, by a great historian of the Napoleonic age, fully illustrated throughout. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Trafalgar, Nile, Emma, Collingwood. 11916

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The Small Woman, Burgess, Alan
21 The Small Woman
Burgess, Alan. Bell & Hyman, London, 1985. first thus, Hardback, 223mm x 144mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 238pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear, bumped at corners. Dustwrapper is clean with general light wear from handling. First published by Evans Brothers in 1959, this is a republished revised edition of the biography of an English woman missionary in China who suffered appalling hardships at the hands of the Japanese during WW2. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: missionary, prisoner, children, Christian. 14671

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Germany Turns Eastwards - A Study of Ostforschung in the Third Reich, Burleigh, Michael
22 Germany Turns Eastwards - A Study of Ostforschung in the Third Reich
Burleigh, Michael. Pan Books, London, 2002. first thus, Paperback, 197mm x 126mm , xii prelims, 400pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled and p.321 is creased. Otherwise clean with minimal wear - no creasing to spine. First published in 1988, this is a paperback account of Nazi racist thought concerning the Slavic and other peoples of Eastern Europe - and how such beliefs manifested themselves in conquest and war. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: racism, Slav, untermensch, lebensraum. 11801

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The General Salutes a Soldier: With the SAS and Commados in World War Two, Byrne, J.V.
23 The General Salutes a Soldier: With the SAS and Commados in World War Two
Byrne, J.V.. Robert Hale, London, 1986. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 143mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 186+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +++. Spine and boards bumped, block edges grubby and dusty with some foxing on top. Dustwrapper (now protected) has chipped bottom front corner, else clean with minimal wear. "First-hand account of the exciting exploits of a Commando sub-section and a Special Air Service group." Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: SAS, Africa, POW, Syria. 11760

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24 The Siege - A Story from Kohima
Campbell (M.C.), Arthur. George Allen & Unwin, London, 1956. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 140mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 211+pp. plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been read, bottom board corners bumped, block edges a little worn, else clean with no markings. Account of the 1944 siege and battle of Kohima - an extraordinary episode in the now largely forgotten story of the Burma Campaign. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Burma, Kohima, siege, territorial. 11799

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The Wilderness Campaign May 1864, Cannan, John
25 The Wilderness Campaign May 1864
Cannan, John. Consohocken, PA, Combined Books, 1993. first edition, Hardback, 230mm x 156mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 5th impression, , 238pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Base of spine bumped and faded, book otherwise tight and clean. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear from handling, top of spine frayed. An illustrated account of Ulysses S. Grant's first offensive for the Confederate capital at Richmond, and the bloody engagements which ensued. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: confederate, Lee, Richmond, musketry. 14672

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Marlborough as Military Commander, Chandler, David
26 Marlborough as Military Commander
Chandler, David. B.T. Batsford, London, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 230mm x 155mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 368+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight, block just a little wobbly. Dustwrapper (now protected and secured) is clean with minimal wear. Superb analytical account of the career of the greatest general ever produced by the English nation. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Blenheim, Churchill, Ramillies, Hochstadt. 13275

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Outbreak 1939 - The World Goes To War, Chapman, Terry
27 Outbreak 1939 - The World Goes To War
Chapman, Terry. Virgin - Imperial War Museum, London, 2009. first edition, Hardback, 242mm x 157mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xviii prelims, 446pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. TV series tie-in book which tells the story of the year in which WW2 broke out from a (mostly) British perspective. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Munich, Chamberlain, Poland, Graf Spee. 13998

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Battlefield Walks - The Midlands, Clark, David
28 Battlefield Walks - The Midlands
Clark, David. Alan Sutton, Stroud, 1993. first edition, Paperback, 234mm x 157mm , xiv prelims, 177pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, but pages all clean with light wear only to corners and edges. A comprehensive collection of walks around the battlefield sites of middle England, concentrating on the Wars of the Roses and the English Civil War. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Shrewsbury, Bosworth, Naseby, battle. 11674

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Semper Fi - The Story of a Vietnam Era Marine, Clubb, Orville Leverne
29 Semper Fi - The Story of a Vietnam Era Marine
Clubb, Orville Leverne. Proverse Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2012. first edition, Paperback, 210mm x 148mm , ix prelims, 206pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is still in near fine condition save for just a hint of curling to corners. Vietnam war memories by an American Marine. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Vietnam, Marines, war. 7832

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Supreme Command - Soldiers, Statesmen and Leadership in Wartime, Cohen, Eliot A.
30 Supreme Command - Soldiers, Statesmen and Leadership in Wartime
Cohen, Eliot A.. The Free Press, New York, 2002. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm grey and maroon card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , xiv prelims, 288pp. plus index, Good/Good. Front board and opening pages affected by damp at bottom edge, some crinkling of block also, pages otherwise clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper is affected by damp on front cover and flap at bottom, else clean with minimal wear. A deep analysis of the art of political command drawn from the careers of Lincoln, Clemenveau, Churchill and David Ben-Gurion. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: command, leadership, war, politics. 13051

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