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Author: by Bob Hope with illustrations by Carl Rose. UNUSUAL MILITARY WW2 SOUVENIR ORIGINAL VINTAGE MILITARIA
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Ny via Peter Huston, Sydney 1944, printed in Australia by Deaton & Spenser and by Bridge Printery, Sydney, Australia 1944
Condition:Robust large card-bound stapled hardcover, title to cover overprinted in 3 colours, 102pp. Mild stains to Robust & Intact cover, internally age-toned pages but all are TIGHT & CLEAN and INTACT with minor page blemishes. In GOOD CONDITION.
Description: Produced for the US National War Fund. 'Bob Hope's own story of his trip abroad'. Account of Bob Hope's trip to Wartime Britain, Europe & Nth Africa to visit US Troops stationed there. Written prior to Hope's Pacific trip. GREAT LINE ILLUSTRATIONS by ROSE
Author: T E Lawrence, legendary Arab leader as "Lawrence of Arabia". A GOOD COPY of this OLD 1927 CLASSIC with a map.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 4th impression 1927, hardcover, 446pp, map in situ to rear, a sturdy copy of this classic.
Condition:A large tan hardcover w a faded gilt title to spine, inscriptions dated 1927 & more recent to frenpr., Straight & tight, with endpr & pp. edges foxing, In Good Condition including folding map at back. A news cutting from 1968 has stained a prelim page.
Description: Originally written in 1919 covering the the WWI Arab revolt, this is the version that Lawrence himself abridged. Includes a SMH news cutting dated 1968 "The secret life of T E Lawrence".
Author: Flt. Lt.Ralph Barker
Publisher: Chatto & Windus, 1955, First Edition, 7 tales, index.b/w photos
Condition:A green hardcover with gilt title Good Condition with some prelim. and pp. edge foxing and age-toning
Description: True Tales of the WWII Goldfish club in WWII.
Author: Field Marshall Rommel - edited by B H Liddell Hart with the assistance of L and M Rommel and General Bayerlein, Translated by Paul Finlay
Publisher: Collins, London, 1953, First Edition, Hardcover with Dj, 23 chapters, five parts,22 maps, many b/w photos, some by Rommel. Coloured maps to endpapers.
Condition:Crisp red cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with foxing to endpapers and page edges, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a few small tears & slight edgewear.
Description: Rommel left behind a mass of material after his death which his family protected from the Gestapo and the Allied Armies. This now details his role in WW2 from his own archives. Includes letters to his wife and his sketches of campaigns.
Author: a study of war and peace by Russell Braddon A FIRST EDITION of this classic Second World War RAF Bomber Command biography.
Publisher: Evans Bros., London, 1954, First Edition, Hardcover, 217pp., b/w photos, 18 chapters.
Condition:Crisp 1954 black hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION with mild age-toning to ROBUST pages, virtually unread, in a clippped GOOD Dustjacket with mild edgewear.
Description: Leader of the immortal 617 Dambuster Squadron of the RAF, Master Bomber in a Mosquito, directing the atttack, the man who observed Hiroshima's bombing, and who was fundamentally changed by the experience.A Very Good clean Copy of the Classic in 1st Edit
Author: John COSTELLO World War Two WWII The Pacific War 1941 - 1945. The war against JAPAN. An account based on hitherto secret archives. Second World War
Publisher: Collins, London 1981 First Edition, large, large thick hardcover with dj, 38 chapters, 2 appends, b/w photos, Notes, bibliog, maps, index.
Condition:Rubbed blue hardcover with dark cloth spine with silver lettering, maps to endpapers, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD Dustjacket which has been protected with a transparent vinyl adhesive cover, page edges are spotted. WWII history
Description: The author reveals that the real decision to go to war was made, effectively, by the United States and Britain on November 26, 1941, not by the Japanese on December 7th.From Grand Strategy in Washington and Tokyo, London and Sydney,to action on the ground
Author: Robert D Ballard and Dick Archibold, with photography by Doubilet Underwater Paintings by Ken Marshall
Publisher: by National Geographic, Washington, DC, FIRST EDITION, 1999, 9 chapters, colour & B/W photos, maps, paintings, bibliog., illustr. credits, extensive index.
Condition:Grey cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt titles to spine & front cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD plus CONDITION with a neat name to the front endpaper, now covered by an Ex-libris card, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with some mild rubbing.
Description: The successful quest to find the USS Yorktown and the other lost ships from a pivotal battle of the Pacific War, on June 4th, 1942. Before the battle of Midway, Japanese forces seeemed unstoppable.
Author: by Adolf Hitler, the ‘unexpurgated edition", translated and annotated by James Murphy. ORIGINAL 1939 EDITION.
Publisher: Hurst & Blackett, London, November 1939, (First printed March 1939) hardcover 8vo with dj, 8.5” tall. 568 pages, 2 vols in 1 book, 27 chapters, Epilogue, Index.
Condition:Dark blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt swastika crest to front cover, title to sunned and chipped spine, blind impressed lettering title to spine, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with a name in pen to the front endpaper with age-toning to all pages.
Description: Mein Kampf is an historical work for those seeking to understand the evolution of a totalitarian regime and the holocaust it spawned. The thoughts of the arch-fascist who engendered the Holocaust...