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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: James Bradley - Author of "Flags of our Fathers: Iwo Jima"
Publisher: Aurum Press, London, 2004, First UK Edition (USA 2003) hardcover 8vo, 18 Chapters, b/w photo illustration plates, 398pages, notes, bibliography, black endpapers, Index.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with bright silver title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing
Description: 9 US Navy & Marine servicemen were shot down over the remote island of Chichi Jima in 1944 during the Pacific War. One was rescued by a submarine - his name was George Bush, later to become US President. The other "Flyboys" were captured by the Japanese.
Author: by Dudley Pope Foreword by Sir Edward Perry KCB Preface by Admiral Sir Charles Woodhouse KCB
Publisher: William Kimber, London, 1956, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo, 23 chapters, 6 appends., b/w photo illustrations, 259 pp., + avts. map tp endpaper, diagram of Graf Spee
Condition:Worn blue cloth-bound hardcover with faded title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD MINUS CONDITION with coverwear, INTACT & ROBUST with no inscriptions, slightly shook.
Description: The Battle of the River Plate and 13 December 1939, would prove to have a dramatic influence on a number of sailors and ships of the Royal Navy and Third Reich Navy.
It was to see the end of one of the mightiest pocket battleships in the world
Author: Godfrey Winn MILITARY HISTORY BOOKS OF THE WORLD, HISTORICAL, MODERN WAR BOOKS, FIRST EDITION, WORLD WAR TWO
Publisher: Hutchinson, London, n.d. (1946), FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo without dj, 5 chapters, 20 b/w illustrations, 219pp. Maps to endpapers.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound softcover with silver title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a name in pen to the prelim page, fox-spotting to page edges.
Description: PQ 17 was the code name for an Allied World War II convoy in the Arctic Ocean. In July 1942, the Arctic convoys suffered a significant defeat when Convoy PQ 17 lost 24 of its 35 merchant ships during a series of heavy enemy daylight attacks over a week.
Author: by Don Jones MILITARY HISTORY BOOKS OF THE WORLD, HISTORICAL, MODERN WAR BOOKS, FIRST EDITIONS, WORLD WAR TWO
Publisher: Airlife, London, 1986, First UK edition, (originally published in Japan in 1982), hardcover 8vo with dj, 15 chapters, 241pp.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped, GOOD PLUS DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing
Description: In 1944 the Americans had destroyed the Japanese naval forces and occupied Saipan, Captain Sakae Oba, of the Japanese Army refused to acknowledge defeat. The Imperial Japanese Navy would return & he would be there. He fought a guerilla war for 18 months.
Author: by Jeff Wheelwright MILITARY HISTORY BOOKS OF THE WORLD, HISTORICAL, MODERN WAR BOOKS, FIRST EDITION
Publisher: W W Norton, NY, FIRST EDITION, large hardcover 8vo with dj, 427pp., 8 Chapters, notes & sources, INDEX.
Condition:Ivory bound hardcover boards with tan spine binding, bright gilt title to spine, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION with an unclipped GOOD PLUS DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing.
Description: Following the 1991 Persian Gulf War, thousands of US military veterans developed illnesses that medical science was unable to understand. This illness is still a source of disageement amongst doctors, and men remain ill.This book covers 5 case studies
Author: Michael Howard - Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford - RARE MILITARY HISTORY BOOK
Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1972, FIRST EDITION, large hardcover 8vo with dj, 5 sections, 29 chapters, 17 fold-out maps in colour/b/w and a b/w photo frontispiece, 773
Condition:Very large green cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title in a red box to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD PLUS CONDITION with minimal ex-library stamps (AUSTRALIAN ARMY - E Command, Sydney), in an unclipped GOOD PLUS DUSTJACKET which has been
Description: Frontispiece is of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at Casablanca - Autumn 1942 - Planning the Invasion - Summer 1943 - North Africa - The Middle East & the Balkans - The Far East June-August 1943 - A superior reference in GOOD PLUS CONDITION
Author: published by The Co-ordinating Council for Welfare Work in Egypt, provided to Officers & men of His Brittanic Majesty's Forces.
Publisher: printed by S.O.P., Cairo, n.d. ( 1944) , small softcover 8vo with fold-out map, illustrated advertisments, , 38pp. + 22+pps. advts, fold-out map in situ.
Condition:Crisp softcover with title to cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with detached folded map in GOOD CONDITION - sealed page tops have been cut with a knife. MAP is intact.
Description: Includes an Historical note by A Lucas OBE. Information Bureaux; Arrangements for accomodation; Clubs and Hotels; Sports; Tours; Churches; Arabic words; postage rates; Taxi fares:tips and gratuities.Very Good Condition. Please enquire SPECIAL POST RATE
Author: by Oreste Vaccari and Mrs Enko Elisa Vaccari. Printed at Dai Nippon Printing Co, Tokyo. SCARCE MILITARY HISTORY BOOK
Publisher: Oreste Vaccari, Tokyo, stated 5th Edition, May 1946, (stated 10,500 copies given to U.S. Occupation forces in Japan) small hardcover 8vo without dj, 438 pp.+ advts.
Condition:Burgundy cloth-bound hardcover with title to worn spine & frontcover, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD MINUS CONDITION with wear to spine, intact and robust interior without inscriptions, some mild foxing and age-toning to ROBUST pages.
Description: "The Up-To-Date English-Japanese Conversation Dictionary". World War Two English & Japanese Occupation Dictionary 1946 SCARCE MILITARY HISTORY BOOKS OF THE WORLD, HISTORICAL, MODERN WAR BOOKS, FIRST EDITIONS, WORLD WAR TWO, OCCUPATION of JAPAN