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Author: RONALD SEARLE Prisoner Of War with the Japanese during WWII, later illustrator for the "St Trinians" series
Publisher: . Collins in association with the Imperial War Museum, London, 1986, FIRST EDITION, large hardcover quarto with dj,7 chapters, illustrations, catalogue ref nos.
Condition:Crisp cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions or writing, in an unclipped GOOD PLUS DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing.
Description: Ronald Searle volunteered for the army while in Art College.
In 1941 he became a prisoner of the Japanese.
He was sent to work on the Burma Railway
He then was sent to Changi Prison in Singapore.
Throughout his captivity he made these drawings.
Author: Bryan Philpott Military Aviation author & journalist
Publisher: Gallery Books/W H Smith, NY, 1986, large 4to hardcover with dj, 192pp,b/w photos, detailed text, maps, black endpapers, index.
Condition:Very crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, WHITE & TIGHT in GOOD PLUS CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with very minor rubbing
Description: Birth of an Air Force : Balloons & Fokkers
Combat on the Western Front
War in Europe
The Middle East
The Eastern Front
A country divided Excellent photos from the earliest aviation
Author: by J. Robert Moskin (member of The Company of Military Historians)
Publisher: Paddington Press, London & NY., thick hardcover large 8vo with dj, 9 sections, 67 chapters, 11 maps incl endpapers, bibliog., notes, sources, list of Commondants.
Condition:Very Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with an unclipped GOOD PLUS DUSTJACKET with minimal rubbing. 796 pages
Description: Here is a totally independent history of this elite corps, written by a master historian and prize-winning journalist.
The early years
Imperialism in the Caribbean
B/W PHOTOS & ILLUSTRAIONS
Author: by Geoffrey C. Ward , Ric Burns, and Ken Burns,With contributions by Don E. Fehrenbacher, Barbara J. Fields, Shelby Foote, James M. McPherson.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1995, Fifth paperback printing, 1st pub. h/c 1990, softcover quarto - 426 pages, colour, sepia, b/w photographs & illustrations throughout
Condition:Illustrated softcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine, corners & edges, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION. The War between the States USA History PHOTOS of US CIVIL WAR
Description: Between 1861 and 1865, Americans made war on each other and killed each other in great numbers. What began as a bitter dispute over Union and States' Rights, ended as a struggle over the meaning of freedom in America.
Author: by Roberto Battaglia translated and edited by P D Cummins
Publisher: Odhams Press, London, 1957 , First English Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 287pp., 3 parts, 18 chapters, illustrated with b/w plates, index. There is a 5-item errata
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, with no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with minor foxing to 1/2 titlepp. and pp edges, in an unclipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with rubbing and edgewear, reinforced at edges
Description: The Resistance Begins -The fall of fascism and the 8th of September Courage Triumphs -The First National Government -The Battle of Rome -Summer of 1944 -Unity Honour Redeemed - Winter 1944 -The National Uprising -the execution of Mussolini
A WWII classic
Author: Group Captain PETER TOWNSEND RAF
Publisher: Collins, London, 1978, 1st ed., hardcover 8vo with d/j, 317pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 28 Chapters & INDEX.
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, very slight foxing to eprs, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a small tear, rubbing
Description: Peter Townsend was a professional airman, and when war came he proved himself a brilliant fighter pilot; his description in this book of the Battle of Britain provides one of the most moving and totally convincing evocations of aerial warfare.
Author: Lieut. General Sir Brian Horrocks KCB KBE DSO MC LL.D (Hon)
Publisher: Collins, London, 1961, reprint, 320pp., hardcover 8vo without dj, 23 chapters, b/w illustration plates, maps, Index.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a name in pen to the front paste-down., without dj.
Description: One of the outstanding Corps Commanders of the Second World War, Horrocks participated in some of the most exciting & important actions of the war: the break-out at El Alamein; the attempt to relieve the troops dropped at Arnhem & the forcing of the Rhine
Author: Norman Longmate
Publisher: HLS, London, 1974, small hardcover 8vo, 128pp., 6 chapters, sources.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover boards with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD MINUS CONDITION with frenpr. missing and a small white-out section on the titlepp.,(poss. Ex-Library?) in an unclipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with rubbing
Description: One of the strangest and least military armies ever formed, the Local Defence Volunteers (LDV), known as the Home Guard. What started out as a band of volunteers had grown by 1942 into a conscripted, disciplined and well-equipped force of 2,000,000 men.