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The Long Road Home - The Aftermath of the Second World War, Shepard, Ben
The Long Road Home - The Aftermath of the Second World War

The Forest Guerillas - A Story of the Partisans of Lake Ilmen, Pavlenko, Piotr
The Forest Guerillas - A Story of the Partisans of Lake Ilmen

"The Admiralty Regrets..." - The Story of His Majesty's Submarine "Thetis" and "Thunderbolt,", Warren, C.E.T. ;   Benson, James
"The Admiralty Regrets..." - The Story of His Majesty's Submarine "Thetis" and "Thunderbolt,"

Spy-jacked!, Dowden, Mavis Bacca
Spy-jacked!

Stalk and Kill - The Sniper Experience, Gilbert, Adrian
Stalk and Kill - The Sniper Experience

The Arrived by Moonlight, Doneux, Captain Jacques
The Arrived by Moonlight

"Services Wrendered", Snodgrass, Sonia
"Services Wrendered"

Ghost of the Atlantic - The Kronprinz Wilhelm 1914-19, Hoyt, Edwin P.
Ghost of the Atlantic - The Kronprinz Wilhelm 1914-19

 

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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 Coming of the Barbarians, Barr, Pat
2 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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Stalin's Silver, Beasant, John
3 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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4 '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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The Sword & the Pen, Brander, Michael             (ed)
5 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 7th Queen's Own Hussars, Brereton, J.M. ;   Horrocks, Lieutenant-General Sir Brian
6 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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Battle of Britain, Deighton, len
7 Battle of Britain
Deighton, len. Book Club Associates, London, 1980. first thus, Hardback, 255mm x 192mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 244pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good. Spine and boards bumped. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear and has been torn along whole of top front, but subsequently smartly repaired. Popular and superbly illustrated account of the epic events of the Summer of 1940, told by a master storyteller. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Britain, 1940, Luftwaffe, Spitfire. 5074

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The Polar Bears - Monty's Left Flank - From Normandy to the Relief of Holland with the 49th Division, Delaforce, Patrick
8 The Polar Bears - Monty's Left Flank - From Normandy to the Relief of Holland with the 49th Division
Delaforce, Patrick. Chancellor Press, London, 2001. first thus, Hardback, 8vo decorated boards, 234pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fine/Fine. Originally published as part of the Sutton series of divisional histories, this is an account of the operations of the British 49th division in North-West Europe in 1944 and 1945 Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: D-Day, Normandy, Arnhem, Holland. 2464

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The Arrived by Moonlight, Doneux, Captain Jacques
9 The Arrived by Moonlight
Doneux, Captain Jacques. St. Ermin's Press, London, 2001. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 212pp. Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper has front flap clipped and light shelfwear. The amazing story of a young Englishman of Belgian descent who parachuted into German occupied Belgium in 1943 to serve as an Allied radio operator under the noses of the Gestapo Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: war, Belgium, radio, Gestapo. 5448

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Spy-jacked!, Dowden, Mavis Bacca
10 Spy-jacked!
Dowden, Mavis Bacca. SMH, Gramercy, Horsham, 1991. first edition, Hardback, 215mm x 150mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 261pp. Good +++/Good +++. Gift Inscription. Spine and boards bumped, blook has been read. Dustwrapper has been handled, light shelfwear. Recollections of a British music teacher caught up in the European war. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: War, Spain, British. 5455

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The Battle of Plassey and the conquest of Bengal, Edwardes, Michael
11 The Battle of Plassey and the conquest of Bengal
Edwardes, Michael. B.T. Batsford, London, 1963. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 167pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +++. Some foxing to right block edge and grubbiness to top. Tight and solid with clean pages and plates. Dustwrapper (now protected) has faded spine but little or no shelfwear and, with protection, is quite presentable. Detailed account of the 1757 battle which meant that England, not France, would be the dominant Eurpean power in India. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Plassey, Clive, india. 5426

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The Ramparts of Empire - A view of the Navy from an imperial standpoint, Fox, Frank
12 The Ramparts of Empire - A view of the Navy from an imperial standpoint
Fox, Frank. Adam & Charles Black, London, 1910. Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , viii prelims, 271pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. One of plates detached. Book generally worn and grubby, with block beginning to detach. Patriotic reflections on naval warfare in the age of Empire. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Empire, navy, Trafalgar. 5422

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Soldier Girls, Gibson, Margaret Munro
13 Soldier Girls
Gibson, Margaret Munro. United Writers, Trevail Mill - Zennor - St. Ives, 1978. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 121pp. Good +++/Very Good. Book in very good condition save for stain to base of inner rear board. Otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear - just a little tanning at top rear. A novel - drawn from personal authorial experience - about a Cornish girl's service in an anti-aircraft battery during World War Two. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: ATS, Cornwall, heightfinder. 1548

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Echoes of War - Portraits of War from the Fall of Troy to the Gulf, Giddings, Robert
14 Echoes of War - Portraits of War from the Fall of Troy to the Gulf
Giddings, Robert. Book Club Associates, London, 1992. first thus, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xii prelims, 340pp. plus index, Very Good/Very Good. Just a suspicion of a crease to spine else near fine. Dustwrapper has been handled but still bright and clean. A fascinating anthology of eye-witness testimony to war through the ages, from Homer and Caesar to modern war reporters. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: War, testimony, newspapers. 5427

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Stalk and Kill - The Sniper Experience, Gilbert, Adrian
15 Stalk and Kill - The Sniper Experience
Gilbert, Adrian. Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1997. first edition, Hardback, 8vo purple cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 260pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections save for a small (3mm sq) stain on front endpaper. Dustwrapper has been handled once or twice. Some light sticker residue on rear. Follow-up volume to "Sniper: One on One" takes the reader even deeper into the world of combat sniping skills, with much illustration from 20th century warfare. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: war, sniper, rifle, Bosnia. 5450

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Ghost of the Atlantic - The Kronprinz Wilhelm 1914-19, Hoyt, Edwin P.
16 Ghost of the Atlantic - The Kronprinz Wilhelm 1914-19
Hoyt, Edwin P.. Arthur Barker, London, 1974. first edition, Hardback, 214mm x 140mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 160pp. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear and a small chip to top of spine. The story of how a German liner was transformed into a lethal weapon of the First World War. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Wilhelm, Thierfelder, war, Atlantic. 5437

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When We Won The War - The Story of Victory in Europe, 1945, Longmate, Norman
17 When We Won The War - The Story of Victory in Europe, 1945
Longmate, Norman. Hutchinson, London, 1977. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Top of block just a little dusty. Text clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper is bright and clean, just a little bumped at top of spine. An unashamedly patriotic recollection of the heady days of victory in the Spring of 1945. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: VE day, victory, Britain, Hitler. 5078

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The British Soldier, Lucas, James
18 The British Soldier
Lucas, James. Arms and Armour Press, London, 1989. first edition, Hardback, tall 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 146pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Faint pinpoint foxing to top of block else near fine. Dustwrapper has bumped top of spine. Part of the "Experiences of War" series, this illustrated volume looks at the experience of the Second World War from the point of view of the ordinary soldier - on all fronts, and in all theatres - throughout the 1939-45 conflict. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: War, Tommy, soldier, army. 2935

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Aftermath of War - Everyone Must Go Home, Mather, Sir Carol
19 Aftermath of War - Everyone Must Go Home
Mather, Sir Carol. Brassey's, London, 1992. first edition, Hardback, tall 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xxviii prelims, 278pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Gift Inscription. Dustwrapper has slight shelfwear along top and has been handled occasionally else near fine. A detailed account of events in Europe in the immediate aftermath of World War Two, a profoundly unsettled time recalled by an author who served in Germany himself during this period. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: War, aftermath, refugee, resettlement. 2933

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Reports from America - William Howard Russell and the Civil War, Miller, Ilana D.
20 Reports from America - William Howard Russell and the Civil War
Miller, Ilana D.. Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2001. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ic prelims, 277pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fine/Fine. The remarkable account of William Howard Russell, correspondent of the London Times newspaper, during his year in America at the beginning of the Civil War. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Civil War, Lincoln, Confederates, Times. 2457

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Ten Days in May, Miller, Russell ;   Miller, Renate
21 Ten Days in May
Miller, Russell ; Miller, Renate. Michael Joseph, London, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 269pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book has been read. Top of block is dusty. Dustwrapper has been handled and has some shelfwear along top. An inspiring record of ordinary people's experience of the Victory celebrations at the end of World War Two, in Britain and beyond. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: War, VE Day, victory, Churchill. 5068

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The Long Way Round - An escape through occupied France, Moore, William
22 The Long Way Round - An escape through occupied France
Moore, William. Leo Cooper / Secker & Warburg, London, 1986. first edition, Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 182pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. No obvious imperfections. Block edges maybe a little dusty. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear and has been handled occasionally. The gripping account of how a Scottish officer led a small party of men to escape from German occupied France. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Seaforth, France, Broad, escape. 5436

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Under the Union Jack, Newnes, George
23 Under the Union Jack
Newnes, George. George Newnes, London, 1900. first thus, Hardback, 297mm x 229mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, viii prelims, 432pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped, spine worn at ends, some external grubbiness. Block darkened, edges grubby, some foxing to opening/closing pages. Bound and indexed collection of 18 magazines from November 1899 to March 1900 offering a guide to the unfolding Second Boer War - massively illustrated with photographs. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Boer, Ladysmith, Mafeking This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 903

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The Fall of Granada 1481-1492, Nicolle (Ph.D.), David
24 The Fall of Granada 1481-1492
Nicolle (Ph.D.), David. Osprey, London, 1998. first edition, Paperback, 250mm x 185mm , 96pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Angus McBride. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine. No. 53 in Osprey Campaign, giving a superbly illustrated guide to the battles that finally ended Moorish rule in Spain. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Granada, Moors, Spain, 1492. 5183

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The Forest Guerillas - A Story of the Partisans of Lake Ilmen, Pavlenko, Piotr
25 The Forest Guerillas - A Story of the Partisans of Lake Ilmen
Pavlenko, Piotr. George Routledge, London, 1943. first thus, Hardback, 192mm x 130mm blue cloth boards, red titles, first thus, 114pp. Good +/Good +. Book is a wartime austerity production - spine a little bumped and faded, block a little darkened with light foxing to opening/closing pages - else clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and grubby around edges but still presentable as an authentic wartime publication. First English publication of story of Russian partisans behind the German lines with "information useful to Home Guards and all Civil Defence workers." Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Ilmen, guerrilla, Soviet, partisan. 689

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A History of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps 1945-1982, Phelps, Major-General
26 A History of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps 1945-1982
Phelps, Major-General. ROAC, London, 1991. first edition, Hardback, 254mm x 160mm dark blue faux leather effect boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 595+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Tight, clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with no wear. Over twenty years in the making, becoming the fifth volume in the Ordnance Corps' own history, this is the definitive guide to RAOC service from the end of WW2 up to and including the Falklands War. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: RAOC, Ordnance, Suez, Ulster This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 1011

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Illustrious, Poolman, Kenneth
27 Illustrious
Poolman, Kenneth. William Kimber, London, 1955. first edition, Hardback, 221mm x 143mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 246+pp. plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book is a little worn around edges, some darkening of age, foxing also to block edges, but pages otherwise clean and binding tight. Dustwrapper has some chipping and small closed tears. The story of a remarkable British warship and the men who sailed on her, most notably during World War Two service in the Mediterranean and the Pacific. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Illustrious, Navy, carrier, Formosa. 1257

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Back Fire - the Tragic Story of Friendly Fire in warfare from Ancient Times to the Gulf War, Regan, Geoffrey
28 Back Fire - the Tragic Story of Friendly Fire in warfare from Ancient Times to the Gulf War
Regan, Geoffrey. Robson Books, London, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 253pp. plus index, Good +++/Good. Spien and boards bumped. Book has been read but still clean with no markings. Dustwrapper has shelfwear and has been handled, with a 1 sq cm tear near base of front. Detailed historical survey of deaths in warfare inflicted by combatants upon their own colleagues. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: warfare, blue, friendly fire. 5041

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Previous Engagements, Shand, Bruce
29 Previous Engagements
Shand, Bruce. Michael Russell, Salisbury, 1990. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 142mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 175pp. plus index, Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper has been handled only occasionally and remains clean with minimal wear. The engaging WW2 memoirs of an officer in the Lancers who was wounded and captured in North Africa but never lost his sense of humour. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Dunkirk, MC, Lancers This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 1551

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The Long Road Home - The Aftermath of the Second World War, Shepard, Ben
30 The Long Road Home - The Aftermath of the Second World War
Shepard, Ben. The Bodley Head, London, 2010. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , x prelims, 486pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Spine and boards just a little bumped, a little creasing to very bottom corner of six later pages, otherwise near fine. Dustwrapper has a little bumping at top else near fine. An important large-scale account of how the world recovered from the Second World War, which seeks to frame the narrative of post-war events through the perspective of people at the time. Catalogue: Military History.. 6747

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