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The Navy Eternal

By: "Bartimeus",

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton:

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 774


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 Hist... View more info

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The Coming of the Barbarians

By: Barr, Pat

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1967

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name to half title page.

Seller ID: 2665


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. View more info

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Stalin's Silver

By: Beasant, John

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5084


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 View more info

'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts - II - Small Wars of the Empire

By: Bethell, Lieutenant-Colonel L. A. (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood: 1932

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 5092


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 273pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Spine and boards 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 View more info

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The Sword & the Pen

By: Brander, Michael (ed)

Price: £6.95

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5038


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 View more info

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The 7th Queen's Own Hussars

By: Brereton, J.M. ; Horrocks, Lieutenant-General Sir Brian

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2465


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 famou... View more info

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Battle of Britain

By: Deighton, len

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1980

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5074


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, to... View more info

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The Polar Bears - Monty's Left Flank - From Normandy to the Relief of Holland with the 49th Division

By: Delaforce, Patrick

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Chancellor Press: 2001

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 2464


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 View more info

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The Arrived by Moonlight

By: Doneux, Captain Jacques

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, St. Ermin's Press: 2001

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5448


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 View more info

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Spy-jacked!

By: Dowden, Mavis Bacca

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Horsham, SMH, Gramercy: 1991

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 5455


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 View more info

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The Ramparts of Empire - A view of the Navy from an imperial standpoint

By: Fox, Frank

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1910

Seller ID: 5422


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 View more info

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Soldier Girls

By: Gibson, Margaret Munro

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Trevail Mill - Zennor - St. Ives, United Writers: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1548


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 View more info

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Echoes of War - Portraits of War from the Fall of Troy to the Gulf

By: Giddings, Robert

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1992

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5427


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 View more info

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Stalk and Kill - The Sniper Experience

By: Gilbert, Adrian

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1997

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5450


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 ... View more info

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Ghost of the Atlantic - The Kronprinz Wilhelm 1914-19

By: Hoyt, Edwin P.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Arthur Barker: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5437


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 View more info

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When We Won The War - The Story of Victory in Europe, 1945

By: Longmate, Norman

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1977

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5078


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 View more info

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The British Soldier

By: Lucas, James

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Arms and Armour Press: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2935


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 con... View more info

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Aftermath of War - Everyone Must Go Home

By: Mather, Sir Carol

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Brassey's: 1992

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 2933


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 p... View more info

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Reports from America - William Howard Russell and the Civil War

By: Miller, Ilana D.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing: 2001

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2457


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 View more info

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Ten Days in May

By: Miller, Russell ; Miller, Renate

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5068


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 View more info

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The Long Way Round - An escape through occupied France

By: Moore, William

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper / Secker & Warburg: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5436


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 View more info

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Under the Union Jack

By: Newnes, George

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes: 1900

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 903


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 contemporary guide to the Second Boer War as it unfolded - massively illustrated with photograph... View more info

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The Forest Guerillas - A Story of the Partisans of Lake Ilmen

By: Pavlenko, Piotr

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge: 1943

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 689


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 "informati... View more info

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A History of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps 1945-1982

By: Phelps, Major-General

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, ROAC: 1991

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1011


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... View more info

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Illustrious

By: Poolman, Kenneth

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, William Kimber: 1955

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1257


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 Pa... View more info

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Back Fire - the Tragic Story of Friendly Fire in warfare from Ancient Times to the Gulf War

By: Regan, Geoffrey

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Robson Books: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5041


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 View more info

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Previous Engagements

By: Shand, Bruce

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Salisbury, Michael Russell: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1551


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... View more info

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The Long Road Home - The Aftermath of the Second World War

By: Shepard, Ben

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 2010

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6747


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-w... View more info

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Mist over the Rice Fields

By: Shipster, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Barnsley, Leo Cooper / Pen & Sword: 2000

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 5055


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 164pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Gift Inscription. Small light stain to inner front board. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally. Some very light shelfwear. A graphic and moving memoir of two bitter military campaigns. Introduction by Fergal Keane. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: War, soldier, Burma, Korea View more info

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The Wars Against Saddam - Taking the Hard Road to Baghdad

By: Simpson, John

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4466


Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 415pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Near Fine. Just a little dusty on top of block else near fine. Dustwrapper is near fine. Account of the West's wars against Saddam Hussein, including the 2003 conflict in which BBC legend Simpson was injured. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Iraq, Gulf, Bush, Saddam, Baghdad View more info