Here you will find a collection of international military, war and armament references.
RARE MILITARY HISTORY BOOKS OF THE WORLD: Covering all theatres of war, ancient, historical and modern, including Nelson at Trafalgar, the Napoleonic Wars, US Civil War, Terrorism, military aircraft identification, Jane’s Fighting Ships and types of land vehicles and weaponry. We are proud of our reputation for careful customer service, with efficient packing & shipping world-wide. We offer tracking with all our shipments, where possible. See the About Us Page. All prices are in Australian (AUD) $
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Author: by Bill Gunston ALLIED MILITARY FIGHTER AIRCRAFT SECOND WORLD WAR 110 Photographs 120 line drawings 60 colour drawings.
Publisher: Salamander Books, 1981, hardcover 8vo without dj, detailed text, illustrations, 160 pp. photo-illustrated endpapers.
Condition:Illustrated hardcover with title to spine & frontcover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions. ALLIED MILITARY FIGHTER AIRCRAFT SECOND WORLD WAR
Description: A magnificently illustrated, compact directory of the most important Allied Powers' fighters that took part in WWII. More than 40,000 words of text and data. Every aircraft illustrated. France Great Britain Soviet Union USA Australia (BOOMERANG AIRCRAFT)
Author: Peter C Smith - HMS Royal Sovereign was loaned to the Russians in 1944 and begrudgingly returned in 1949 in an apalling state.
Publisher: Published by William Kimber, UK, 1988 FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 9 chapters, b/w photo plate illustrations, 207 pp., appends., index.
Condition:Crisp grey cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET with very mild rubbing.
Description: HMS Royal Sovereign, or the "Tiddly Quid" as she was affectionately known, first saw action in WWI. With sister ships Revenge, Ramilles, Resolution & Royal Oak, she valiantly re-entered the fray at the outset of WWII.
Atlantic convoys.The Med, Russia.
Author: by Winston Spenser Churchill, UK Prime Minister during World War Two. Note : Book 2 Dustjacket has piece missing from base spine with repaired tears
Publisher: pub. Houghton, Mifflin Co. (in asssoc with The Cooperation Pub. Co.), Boston, 1948,1949, 1950, 1951, 1953 All USA first year of publication with BOTM covers
Condition:All are matching red cloth-bound hardcover w bright gilt title to spine & gilt signature of Churchill to the front cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION w slight rubbing to spine & corners, in unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKETS with edgewear
Description: This is Churchill's history of the struggle that was indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, & singular ability to write, showing
Churchill's eloquence and insight
Author: by A WING COMMANDER foreword by Sir Arthur Harris KCB OBE AFC. RARE MILITARY HISTORY BOOKS OF THE WORLD, HISTORICAL, MODERN WAR BOOKS.
Publisher: Duckworth, London, 1943, reprinted in the month of 1st publishing, June 1943, hardcover 8vo without dj, 16 chapters, b/w photo illustrations,220 pp.
Condition:Worn blue cloth-bound cover with gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with mild ageing to ROBUST cover, no inscriptions, age-toned pages with occasional foxing throughout.
Description: Appears to be written by an anonymous but well-supplied RAF officer.
It is suspected that "Bomber" Harris, who wrote the foreword, may have had a hand in this publication, so justifying his record, which had become more controversial.Detailed analysis.
Author: Major General W. G. F. JACKSON O.B.E., M.C.
Publisher: Bonanza Books, New York, 1969, reprint, hardcover 8vo with dj, 2 Parts, 12 Chapters, 3 Appends, 34 b/w Photo plate illustrations & Maps, 224pages & Index.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with small watermark to top spine in a clear plastic protective
Description: The capture of Rome on June 4 1944 was the climax of Operation DIADEM the Allies' greatest single triumph of the Italian campaign - The author fought through the "Diadem" offensive.
Author: Richard Deacon - (World Intelligence Researcher)
Publisher: David & Charles, Devon UK, 1978, hardcover 8vo with dj, 17 Chapters, B/W Plate Photo Illustrations, 288 pages, Bibliography & Index.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a name in pen to the front endpaper, in an unclipped, GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with sunfade to the top and spine of the dj only.
Description: Traces the progress of Wesern espionage services over 150 years. ONI (USA) - NID (UK) Submarines - The Spy-Ship - Illuminated with fascinating anecdotes.
Author: Major General J. F. C. FULLER C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O.
Publisher: Minerva Press, NY, 1967, matching hardcover 8vos with illustrated djs, V1 20 Chapters & V2 14 Chapters, Maps & Diagrams throughout, V1 602 pages and V2 561 pages & Indexes.
Condition:Crisp grey cloth-bound hardcover with silver titles to spines, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in unclipped,GOOD DUSTJACKETS with edgewear and rubbing. A GOOD set.
Description: Maj Gen JFC Fuller was the organiser of the first British tank corps in WWI, he published more than 30 books on military and historical subjects.
Vol 1 covers the period from the earliest times, and ends with the Battle of Lepanto
Author: Wm. Roger Louis - Historian, Oxford University
Publisher: Norton, NY & London, 1992, stated FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 3 Chapters, 199pages, Index.
Condition:Two-tone red & blue cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: An illuminating assessment of the part played in British conservative politics by Leo Amery. In 1940, after a string of military and naval disasters were announced, Amery famously attacked Chamberlain's government.