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with the Netherlands, the English Civil War and Ireland, the
Baltic Empires, and the Ottoman threat.
1979, Routledge, Keegan & Paul, 1st edition, 071008871X ,<2573101-A-01> xii + 289pp, 80 ills, maps, vg in g dw,
£20.00
QB-1007 ~ THE FALL OF THE WEST: THE DEATH OF THE
ROMAN SUPERPOWER ~ by Adrian Goldsworthy
In 476 AD the last Roman Emperor was deposed and by this time
the Western Provinces of the Empire had already been carved up
by German warlords. Now the same fate would befall Italy. How
this superpower died is one of the great questions of history. The
author writes from contemporary soucres and uses archeological
evidence to bring the Roman World to life in all its violent detail.
2009, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 9780297845638,<35781-01-A-01>
531pp 20 maps, charts 7 illustrations, Slight mark on page edges, ow
very good in dw,
£15.00
QB-1008 ~ PERSIAN FIRE ~ by Tom Holland
Signed by the author. In 480 BC, Xerxes, the King of Persia, led
an invasion of Greece. Its success should have been a formality
as, in the space of a single generation, the Persians had swept
across the Near East to form an empire which stretched from
India to the Aegean. Yet astonishingly, against the largest
expeditionary force ever assembled, the Greeks managed to hold
out and the Persians were turned back. This brilliant new book
describes the very first 'clash of Empires' between East and
West.
2005, Little Brown & Co, 0316726648,<32991-01-A-01> 418pp, 34
colour & b/w ills, maps, Mint in plastic protected dustjacket, £20.00
QB-1009 ~ MILITARY ACTIVITIES IN MEDIEVAL ASSAM ~
by B C Kalita
The military history of Assam from 1200 - 1675. Includes the
Ahoms and the tribal Rajas, the pre-Mughal expeditions and
significant battles, the expeditions of Islam Khan and Mir Jumla,
the military system etc.
1988, Daya Publishing, Published in India, 8170350476,<8139-01-A01> xvi + 176pp, maps - inc extending maps, Good in dw,
£10.00
QB-1010 ~ BY SWORD AND FIRE: CRUELTY AND
ATROCITY IN MEDIEVAL WARFARE ~ by Sean McGlynn
The author investigates the reality of medieval warfare, routinely
involving acts which we would consider war crimes. Lands laid
waste, civilians slaughtered, prisoners massacred: this was
standard fare justified by tradition and practical military
necessity. It was unbelievably barbaric, but seldom uncontrolled.
He examines the battles of Acre and Agincourt, sieges like
Béziers, Lincoln, Jerusalem and Limoges as well as the infamous
chevauchées of the Hundred Years War that devastated great
swathes of France.
2008, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 9780297846789,<13983-01-A-01>
296pp illustrations, maps. Fine in protected dw,
£14.00
XN-2538 ~ KNIGHTS OF JERUSALEM ~ by David Nicolle
The Order of St. John of Jerusalem (or the Knights Hospitallers)
was established in the mid 11th century as part of a charitable
movement to help pilgrims. Their role evolved into them
becoming military experts opposing the Islamic armies. This
book not only looks at their campaigns and training, but also at
their beliefs and daily life. Filled with glorious colour
illustrations, it gives us an insight into the fascinating lives of the
men who played an integral role in the Crusades against Islam,
outlived the more heralded Templars, and still exist today.
2008, Osprey Publishing, 9781846030802,<35696-01-A-01> 224pp,
numerous colour & b/w illustrations, New in d/w,
£20.00
QB-1011 ~ ALEXANDER THE GREAT: MURDER IN
BABYLON ~ by Graham Phillips
In the second half of the fourth century BC, Alexander the Great
created the largest empire the world has ever known. On June
11, 323 BC, in the city of Babylon, at the very height of his power,
he died suddenly of a mysterious illness at the age of thirty-three.
Ancient sources record every detail of Alexander's demise, but
the cause of death has never been established. Now the author
reveals compelling forensic evidence that Alexander was
poisoned by a member of his court, and reveals eight prime
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QB-1001 ~ STOKE FIELD: THE LAST BATTLE IN THE
WARS OF THE ROSES ~ by David Baldwin
The Battle of Stoke, the last and most neglected armed clash of
the Wars of the Roses, is one of history's great might-have-beens.
The forces of the first Tudor king Henry VII confronted the rebel
army of the pretender, Lambert Simnel and his commander the
Earl of Lincoln. Henry's victory over the Yorkists was decisive it confirmed the crown to the House of Tudor for more than a
century. This meticulously researched study of the battle gives a
keen insight into the opposing armies, their commanders, and the
bloody politics of the period.
2006, Pen & Sword, 1844151662,<33538-02-A-01> 224pp, 30 ills,
New in dw,
£18.00
QB-1002 ~ CULLODEN AND THE '45 ~ by Jeremy Black
The Jacobite campaign in England and Scotland in 1745. Looks
at the military and political situation at the time, The threatening
events following the coup of 1688, the highland revolt rallying to
the Stuart cause, successfully invading England and then the
fateful decision to retreat to the Highlands and Culloden.
1993, Sutton Publishing, 0750903759,<16393-02-A-01> 217pp, ills,
maps & plans, slight crease on front cover o/w g in card covers,
CARD
£8.00
QB-1003 ~ THE STORY OF ENGLAND: MAKERS OF THE
REALM ~ by Arthur Bryant
A cultural history of early England, from the first invaders to
Henry III. A period of turmoil with the Norman invasion, the
murder of Archbishop Becket, the Domesday book, Magna
Carta,the Crusades, absent kings and bad kings.
1955, Reprint Society, <9194-01-A-01> 413pp, vg. prev owner
bookplate.
£7.00
QB-1004 ~ BLENHEIM PREPARATION : THE ENGLISH
ARMY ON THE MARCH TO THE DANUBE ~ by David G
Chandler
A collection of essays on the Marlburian Wars by the leading
authority on the period describing the Duke of Marlborough's
development into one of Britain's most successful military
commanders. The subjects cover all aspects of his career, his use
of infantry, cavalry and artillery, his mastery of logistics, siegecraft and diplomacy, plus descriptions of the battle of
Sedgemoor, the siege of Alicante through to the battle of
Blenheim in 1704.
2004,1873376952,<31482-02-A-01> 340pp, 20 illustrations, 5 maps
Very good in d/w,
£10.00
QB-1005 ~ TOURNAMENT ~ by David Crouch
The tournament was a mock battle conducted by two arbitrary
battalions over many square miles of open country. At its height
between 1100 and 1300, it had penetrated England, Germany and
Austria. It was a one-day event, but when joined to ancillary
festivals it could extend to several days. The centre of the
enthusiasm was across north and north-eastern France, where in
the twelfth century thousands of knights assembled to seek
reputation and profit. The Tournament resembled in many
senses a modern spectator sport, with chants, national teams,
team colours and a lifestyle notable for its excesses
2005, Hambledon Press, 185285460X,<35812-01-A-01> 235pp 8
illustrations. Documents. Fine in dw,
£10.00
QB-1006 ~ SIEGE WARFARE: THE FORTRESS IN THE
EARLY MODERN WORLD 1494-1660 ~ by Christopher Duffy
A study of fortification against the threat of Artillery. Looks at
fortress warfare in Italy, French Frontiers, the 80 Years War
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expelled from Parliament, imprisoned and later supported the
Restoration. He was a key figure of the 1640s.
1997, Sutton Publishing, revised edition, 0750913126,<26327-04-A02> 310pp, 9 plates, 11 maps, Notes & references, bibliography,
index, fine,
£12.00
QB-1019 ~ OLIVER CROMWELL AND HIS WORLD ~ by
Maurice Ashley
The rise of Oliver Cromwell from an obscure Cambridgshire
Country Gentleman to the absolute ruler of England and one of
the greatest generals of his age.
1972, Thames & Hudson Ltd, 0500130418,<25920-01-A-02> 128pp,
128 ills, vg in dw,
£10.00
QB-1020 ~ RUPERT OF THE RHINE ~ by Maurice Ashley
Rupert was the nephew of Charles I and a hero of the English
Civil War, General-of-Horse to the King and later Commanderin-Chief. He was an able leader and aggressive commander, not
only leading the King's forces on land, but also fighting at sea
against the Parliamentary Navy. After the restoration he twice
commanded fleets against the Dutch.
1976, Book Club Edition, <25879-01-A-02> viii + 199pp, maps, vg
in dw,
£10.00
QB-1021 ~ THE CAVALIERS ~ by Mark Bence-Jones
The legendary Cavalier Generals of the Civil War - Prince
Rupert and Earl of Montrose, the dashing Goring, as well as the
ladies who defended their castles against the Roundheads
1976, Book Club Associates, <15202-01-A-02> xii + 206pp, col ill,
25 b/w ills, vg in rubbed and chipped d/w,
£9.00
QB-1022 ~ MONMOUTH'S REBELS ~ by Peter Earle
The road to Sedgemoor, 1685. In this study of the last major
rebellion to disturb the peace of Southern England, the author
concentrates on the rebels rather than their leader, the ill-starred
Duke of Monmouth. In their attempt to overthrow James II, the
loyalty, determination and courage of the rank and file is in stark
contrast to the indecision and treachery of their leaders.
1977, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 0297773844,<25695-01-A-02> xi +
236pp, ills, maps, Good in dw,
£12.00
QB-1023 ~ OLIVER CROMWELL 1658-1958 ~ by Christopher
Hill
The Historical Association. An analysis of Cromwell, his personal
life, religious beliefs and his attitude to constitutional government
in the age of the Puritan.
1958, Routledge, Keegan & Paul, <1400-01-A-02> 30pp. Good in
edgeworn card covers. prev. owner name on endpaper. CARD £4.00
QB-1024 ~ MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF COLONEL
HUTCHINSON ~ by Lucy Hutchinson
Colonel John Hutchinson was one of the Puritan leaders, and a
prominent Roundhead in the English Civil War to the extent of
being the 13th of 39 Commissioners to sign the death-warrant of
King Charles I. A major Parliamentary supporter, he defended
Nottingham from Royalist attacks and became the Governor of
the Town and Castle. He Supported Monck and was expelled
from the House of Commons in 1660, dying in prison.
1973, Oxford University Press, 0192554034,<25937-01-A-02> xxix
+ 347pp, ills, ep map, vg in dw,
£14.00
QB-1025 ~ THE JACOBITE REBELLION ~ by Hilary Kemp
The infamous 1745 Rebellion of the Jacobite pretenders, James
Francis Edward , son of the deposed James II, and his son,
Charles Edward - Bonny Prince Charlie. Eye witness accounts
describe the lives of the people caught up in the rebellion and
their suffering after the disaster at Culloden. With artwork by
Alan Kemp.
1975, Almark Publications, 0855242396,<25839-02-A-02> 160pp,
26 col ills, & plates, col maps, b/w ills, Fair in blue boards in
chipped/ragged d/w,
£8.00
QB-1026 ~ OLD IRONSIDES: THE MILITARY BIOGRAPHY
OF OLIVER CROMWELL ~ by General Sir Frank Kitson
Reveals how an undistinguished backbench MP in his forties,
Cromwell proved so successful. When the English Civil War
began. Like many other gentleman farmers, he recruited a
regiment and led it to war. However, unlike most of the amateur
leaders, he demonstrated a remarkable apptitude for soldiering.
suspects, each with the motive and opportunity. Ultimately the
one person with the means to commit the murder is unveiled.
2004, Virgin Books, 1852271345,<33710-01-A-01> 277pp.ills, new,
CARD
£7.00
QB-1012 ~ WARRIORS OF GOD ~ by James Jr Reston
The author brilliantly recreates the collision between the
Christian Holy Wars and the Muslim Jihad at the end of the
twelfth century. A dual biography of the legendary Richard The
Lionheart and the Sultan Saladin, iconic hero of the Islamic
world. 'Warriors of God' recounts the life of each man and
reveals the passions of the time that brought them face to face in
the climactic battle of the Third Crusade at the outskirts of
Jerusalem
2001, Faber & Faber Ltd. 0571210570,<31067-01-A-01> 364pp, 26
b/w ills, maps, New in d/w,
£10.00
QB-1013 ~ BORDER FURY: ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND AT
WAR 1296 - 1568 ~ by John Sadler
For three hundred years England and Scotland fought a bitter
series of wars for territorial enlargement from the Edwardian
invasions of 1296 until the Union of the Crowns under James VI
of Scotland, James I of England in 1603.The book looks at
developments in the art of war during the period, the key
transition from medieval to renaissance warfare, the
development of tactics, arms, armour and military logistics
during the period, and the key personalities involved
2005, Pearson Education, 0582772931,<18187-01-A-01> 617pp,
Fine with protected dustjacket,
£18.00
QB-1014 ~ BLENHEIM: BATTLE FOR EUROPE ~ by Charles
Spencer
By the summer of 1704 Louis XIV's vast armies dominated
Europe. France defeated every alliance formed against her and
was poised to install a French prince on the throne of Spain. Two
men saved Europe from French military domination: the Duke of
Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy. Marlborough
masterminded a brilliant campaign, working with Eugene to
surprise the French invaders inside Germany. Blenheim was a
major turning point in European history the rival armies clashed
in August and the French were destroyed.
2005, Phoenix, 0304367044,<33721-01-A-01> 377pp. ills, New in
card covers, CARD
£5.00
QB-1015 ~ THE ROMAN SOLDIER ~ by G R Watson
The history of the Roman Soldier at the height of the Empire.
Includes recruitment, conditions of service, training and
development.
1985, Thames & Hudson Ltd, 0500273766,<10075-01-A-01> 256pp,
26 ills, Good, CARD
£12.00
QB-1016 ~ 1066: YEAR OF DESTINY ~ by Terence Wise
The Norman Conquest of England. The Struggle between the
English, Vikings and Normans, including the campaigns, battles,
weapons and tactics that made this a watershed year in the
history of England.
1979, Osprey Publishing, 0850453208,<25659-01-A-01> 232pp, ills,
maps, Good in dw,
£15.00
The English Civil Wars & Jacobite Rebellion
QB-1017 ~ THE CIVIL WAR 1642-51 ~
A Pitkin Guide containing a chronology of events from the
accession of Charles 1st to the return of Charles II. With maps
showing key battles and dates, details of uniformms and
weaponry, and profiles of key figures on both sides
1993, Pitkin Pictorials, 0853726477,<32311-01-A-02> 29pp ills , vg
in card covers, CARD
£5.00
QB-1018 ~ ROUNDHEAD GENERAL: THE CAMPAIGNS OF
SIR WILLIAM WALLER ~ by John Adair
Waller commanded a Parliamentary Army in the English Civil
War and Cromwell was one of his subordinate officers. He
conducted a series of campaigns and inflicted the first major
defeat on the Royalist cavalry at the battle of Cheriton Bridge.
After the war he became leader of the Presbyterian party, was
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Rising to become on of Parliament’s leading generals he
ultimately used his power within the army to sieze power and
rule all Britain. The author’s excellent narrative provides a
potted history of the Civil War, combined with the practicalities
of soldiering in the 17th century
2004, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 0297846884,<33733-01-A-02> 238pp
ills, new in dw,
£8.00
QB-1027 ~ THE WARS OF THE ROSES ~ by J R Lander
The long and bloody civil war from 1399-1485. Beginning with
Henry IV's usurpation of the throne in 1399, the author takes us
through the period of continuous civil strife from 1455 to 1471,
and to the last battle between the White and Red Rose at
Bosworth Field in 1485. A review of the contemporary sources
linked by detailed interpretation based on modern research
reveals a nation less disrupted by civil war than by local disputes
or the wide-ranging repercussions of the Black Death.
1974, White Lion, 08561574,<4504-01-A-02> 272pp, 12 col & 80
b/w ills. vg in wn dws,
£10.00
QB-1028 ~ THE JACOBITE ARMY OF THE '45 ~ by Ian
Mckenzie
A detailed investigation of the structure, management and
effectiveness of the Jacobite Army of the '45, from its muster at
Glenfinnan in August 1745 to its demise at Culloden Moor nine
months later.The author describes the HQ structure and its
personalities; the support functions which enabled the army to be
controlled, fed and paid; methods and areas of recruitment; a
detailed look at the component parts of the army; its uniform,
standards, weapons, tactics and command systems.The copious
appendices include a short history of every regiment in the
Jacobite army.
2009, Lulu Publishing, 978140929561,<35763-01-A-02> 246pp 17
diags. New hardcover with dustjacket,
£20.00
QB-1029 ~ COMPANION TO THE ENGLISH CIVIL WARS ~
by Peter R Newman
The English Civil Wars 1642-1651. The idealogical, religious and
constituional issues polarising the country into parliamentarians
and royalists. Over 1000 entries. Battles, sieges, generals, leaders
etc.
1990, Facts on File, 0816022372 ,<28574-01-A-02> xxiv + 179pp,
maps, bibliography, Very good in dw,
£10.00
QB-1030 ~ THIS WAR WITHOUT AN ENEMY ~ by Richard
Ollard
This well illustrated account of the English Civil wars takes a
fresh view of the unparalleled series of events that led up to
Cromwell's astonishing period of ascendancy. The book
concentrates on life was during the war, and how the impact of
the wars was felt in family and neighborhood, in social and
professional life.
1976, Hodder & Stoughton, 0340209658,<19530-01-A-02> 224pp,
17 colour plates, 50 col ills, maps, g/vg in dw,
£12.00
QB-1031 ~ INGLORIOUS REBELLION: THE JACOBITE
RISINGS OF 1708,1715 AND 1719 ~ by Christopher SinclairStevenson
The period from the death of the exiled James II at SaintGermain to the collapse of the third Jacobite rising
1971, Hamish Hamilton, 0241019036,<33654-01-A-02> 212pp,
maps, ills. Ex public library usual stamps. Reading Copy.
£7.00
QB-1032 ~ SIR JOHN BERKENHEAD ~ by P W Thomas
Berkenhead was a major Royalist propagandist in the English
Civil War period. He edited the Mercurius Bellicus, Mercurius
Aulius and Mercurius Publius, and wrote numerous tracts. An
unusual view of the English Civil War.
1969, Clarendon Press, <25854-01-A-02> xiv + 298pp, vg in wn dw,
£12.00
QB-1033 ~ THE KING'S PEACE ~ by C V Wedgwood
1637-1641 - the period that led up to the English Cvil War. Looks
at the rise of the Covenanters in Scotland, and the first and
second Scots wars, the leaders Montrose and Argyll, the Army in
Ireland and the fate of Strafford and the Irish Rising.
1955, Collins & Brown, <25972-02-A-02> 510pp, ills, fair in v/worn
d/w,
£8.00
Napoleonics
QB-1034 ~ AN IMPARTIAL HISTORY OF THE WAR, FROM
THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REVOLUTION IN
FRANCE ~
Containing an accurate description of the sea engagements,
sieges, battles, expeditions and conquests, of the various
contending powers, including an account of the general mutiny
among the seamen, at Spithead and the Nore, together with a
particular narrative of the rise, progress, and various events
accompanying the rebellion in Ireland. This is a very rare, 1799
first edition, printed at Manchester by Sowler and Russell. The
front and rear pastedowns and endpapers have been replaced
and the book appears to have been tightly rebound, albeit in the
original marbled boards with brown calf spine. All internal pages
are heavily foxed and browned and pages 281 - 288 are missing.
There is some duplication of page numbers later in the book (ie.
pages 467 - 496) though the actual text on the 'duplicated' pages
is different. This probably reflects the priter's and binder's 'art'
at the time. There are 20 plates, including maps. The map of
Italy, loose at page 658, is torn in half but complete.
1799, Sowler and Russell, <13858-01-B-01> 844pp, index, £300.00
QB-1035 ~ FROM SEDAN TO SAARBRUCK VIA VERDUN,
GRAVELOTTE AND METZ ~
The experiences of an officer in the Royal Artillery during the
Franco-Prussian War. Includes descriptions of the Sedan
Battlefield, sieges of Metz and Verdun, observations of both
French and Prussian troops etc. First published in 1870.
1992, Helion & Company, 1874622000,<16310-01-B-01> iv +
106pp, 3 maps, very good in card covers. CARD
£15.00
QB-1036 ~ NAPOLEON AND RUSSIA ~ by Michael Adams
The full story of Napoleon and his crucial relationship with
Russia, from the 1790s and Bonaparte's rise to power, through
the period of Austerlitz, Tilsit and the Russian invasion, to the
Emperor's fall and its aftermath. The book not only puts the
critical events of 1812 in their proper context but also provides
fresh insight into the Napoleonic period as a whole. A fascinating
period with personalities and culture to match: Catherine the
Great, 'Mad' Tsar Paul and the enigmatic Alexander I; Generals
such as Ney, Murat, Davout, Suvorov, Kutuzov and Barclay de
Tolly and statesmen like Talleyrand, Caulaincourt and
Czartoryski
2006, Hambledon Press, 1852854588,<35809-01-B-01> 596pp. 10
plates. Maps and text illustrations, Mint in plastic protected
dustjacket,
£24.00
QB-1037 ~ THE RISE AND FALL OF NAPOLEON
BONAPARTE: TWO VOLUME SET ~ by Robert Asprey
Volume 1, The Rise, chronicles the beginning of this most
extraordinary of lives, from Napoleon's birth in 1769 to the
historic battle of Austerlitz in 1805, when he brilliantly defeated
the Austro-Russian armies. Volume 2, The Fall, takes Bonaparte
from the zenith of his powers to their nadir, and places him in his
military context. The author explores Napoleon's tactical genius,
as well as his strategical blunders, such as the invasion of Egypt
and Russia. ISBN:0316644692(VI) 0316855480 (V2)
2000, Little Brown & Co, <33637-01-B-01> Vol I 580pp, Vol II
480pp, maps, indexes, As new in plastic sleeved d/w,
£30.00
QB-1038 ~ 1812: THE GREAT RETREAT ~ by Paul Britten
Austin
The story of one of the most disastrous campaigns in history ,
using the words of 160 of the survivors to describe their
desperate withdrawal from Russia. Napoleon's campaign began
with nearly one third of a million men, one hundred thousand
reached Moscow, but only remnants returned.
1996, Greenhill Books, 1853672467,<28449-0-B-01> 464pp,
ills,maps, notes, index, Good in dw,
£10.00
QB-1039 ~ BONAPARTE ~ by Correlli Barnett
A well illustrated biography of Napoleon Bonaparte with the use
of contemporary works. An individual interpretation - Barnett
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evidence. Exposing the flawed evidence used to produce Siborne's
'definitive' model of the battle, this fine example of historical
detective work renders hitherto accepted maps and writings open
to serious reassessment and doubt
1995, Arms & Armour Press, 1854092863,<31953-02-B-01> 416pp,
47 b/w ills, 14 maps, Used.Reading copy. Good in card covers. Note
on inside cover. CARD
£6.00
QB-1045 ~ REFLECTIONS ON THE MENACED INVASION
AND THE MEANS OF PROTECTING THE CAPITAL ~ by
Colonel George Hanger
Full subtitle reads "And the means of protecting the capital by
preventing the enemy from landing in any part contiguous to it.
A letter to the Earl of Harrington on the proposed fortifications
round London. A defence of the volunteer system and the means
of employing it to the greatest advantage and a correct military
description of Essex and Kent with the military roads and strong
positions in those counties." Facsimile of 1804 edition.A
contemporary military view on the defence against the threat of
the Napoleonic French invasion.
1972, Redwood Press, 0851040047,<26548-01-B-01> viii + 207pp,,
Good in green boards,
£10.00
QB-1046 ~ OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS 141: NAPOLEON'S LINE
INFANTRY ~ by Philip Haythornthwaite and (Illustrator) Bryan
Fosten
Napoleon's line infantry was founded upon that of the Ancien
Régime. Re-organisation began on 1 January 1791 with the
abolition of the old regimental titles, and over the next two years
a number of conscript and volunteer battalions formed. Quality
varied from the proficiency of the early National Guard
regiments to the untrained and ill-equipped rabble of the levée.
To combine the discipline of the regular army with the
revolutionary fervour of the new army, the Amalgame was
decreed on 21 February; by this measure each regular battalion
became the nucleus of a new Demi-Brigade.
2004, Osprey Publishing, 085045512X,<32394-01-B-01> 40pp, New
in card covers, CARD
£8.99
QB-1047 ~ NAPOLEON'S MILITARY MACHINE ~ by Philip J
Haythornthwaite
That Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the greatest military
commanders in history is not in doubt. This is the story of how
Napoleon transformed the ragged armies of the French
Revolutionary Wars into the most efficient and professional
military body in Europe at the time. It discusses his tactics and
innovations and his campaigns & looks at his use of Cavalry,
Artillery, Infantry & the Imperial Guard
1988, Guild Publishing, <2950-02-B-01> Large format, 200pp, 200
ills including 8pp in colour, G in chipped d/w,
£10.00
QB-1048 ~ 1815 THE WATERLOO CAMPAIGN: THE
GERMAN VICTORY ~ by Peter Hofschroer
This second volume of Hofschröer’s masterly study challenges
the accepted version of events at Waterloo and demonstrates that
Allied victory hinged on the contribution of German soldiers,
particularly the Prussians. He details the actions fought by the
25,000 German troops in Wellington's army (more than a third
of his force) and reveals that they did most of the fighting and
suffered most of the casualties. This pre-owned copy is sleeved in
sticky backed plastic and has been inscribed by a previous owner.
Otherwise it is in very good condition
1999, Greenhill Books, 1853673684,<29969-05-B-01> 384pp, 21
ills, 26 maps, orders of battle, appendices, bibliography, index, vg in
plastic sleeved d/w.
£10.00
QB-1049 ~ WELLINGTON'S SMALLEST REGIMENT: THE
DUKE, THE MODEL MAKER AND THE SECRET OF
WATERLOO ~ by Peter Hofschroer
In 1830 Lt. William Siborne, an officer and expert in topography
and model-making was asked to construct a three-dimensional
model of the Battle of Waterloo for display in a planned new
military museum. The Model became an obsession for the next 8
years and when it was finally exhibited in 1838 at the Egyptian
Hall, Piccadilly it was visited by 100,000 people.In 1836 the Duke
of Wellington was shown Siborne’s plans of the battle, and
sees Napoleon as a demagogic politician first and a soldier
second.
1978, Hill and Wang, 0809030497,<18867-01-B-01> 224pp, 18 col
plates, 70 b/w ills & plates, 14 maps, Good in rubbed dw,
£10.00
QB-1040 ~ WELLINGTON'S OPERATIONS IN THE
PENINSULA (TWO VOLUME SET) ~ by Captain Lewis Butler
The first volume begins with the Spanish revolt against the
imposition of Napoleon’s brother as their king and their appeal
to Britain for aid. Early British disasters culminate in Sir John
Moore’s retreat and death at Corunna. Wellington fought back
at the battles of Talavera and Busaco, but was compelled by to
retreat once more into Portugal. Volume Two begins with
Wellington besieging and storming Badajoz and Ciudad
Roderigo. These successes are followed by the difficult campaign
culminating in Wellington’s victory over Marshal Marmont at
Salamanca and his entry into Madrid. After the battles of Nivelle,
the Nive, and Orthez, the fighting moves towards Toulouse where
Wellington fights his final, victorious battle of the war.
2005, Naval & Military Press, 184574022X,<33793-01-B-01> 2
volumes. xi + 418pp +13 maps & x + 422 pp +14 maps, New in card
cover, CARD
£32.00
QB-1041 ~ WATERLOO: THE HUNDRED DAYS ~ by David
Chandler
A masterful account of the Waterloo Campaign by acknowledged
Napoleonic expert, David Chandler. A full account of the battle
with analysis of the organization of both armies, tactics strategy
and weapons. There are 28 maps giving a clear step by step visual
representation of the movement and manoeuvres. The appendices
include a guide for a 2 day tour of the battlefield.
1980, Osprey Publishing, 0850453518,<19526-01-B-01> 224pp, 50
ills, 24 maps, appendices, bibliography, index, vg in dw
, £10.00
QB-1042 ~ NAPOLEON'S SOLDIERS ~ by Guy C Dempsey
The paintings from the Otto Manuscript were originally
produced some 185 years ago and are effectively contemporary to
the period. Some 98 plates illustrate 180 figures and include
comprehensive descriptions.
1995, Arms & Armour Press, 1854092421,<23803-01-B-01> 224pp,
98 col plates, appendices, large format, vg in dw,
£15.00
QB-1043 ~ NAPOLEON : THE PATH TO POWER 1769-1799 ~
by Philip Dwyer
Examines the evolution of Napoleon's character and the means
by which at the age of thirty he became head of the most
powerful country in Europe. From his Corsican origins to his
french education and melancholy youth to his involvement in
Corsican political faction fighting during the revolution. It then
follows his flirtation with the radicals of the french revolution to
his first military campaigns in Italy and Egypt and the politicalmilitary coup that brought him to power in 1799.
2007, Bloomsbury Publishing, 9780747574903,<35811-01-B-01>
651pp maps illustrations, near fine in like dw,
£12.00
XN-2539 ~ 1809 THUNDER ON THE DANUBE: VOLUME II
THE FALL OF VIENNA AND THE BATTLE OF ASPERN ~ by
John H Gill
The author describes in vivid detail the hopeful Habsburg
invasion of Italy, led by Archduke Johann, and the fierce French
counter-offensive under Napoleon's stepson, Eugene de
Beauharnais In a series of encounters across Italy, de
Beauharnais rebounded from initial defeat to advance
triumphantly into Austrian territory, shattering and scattering
Johann's army. In the wake of Aspern, while the Austrians
vacillated, Napoleon gathered every man, horse and gun around
Vienna, setting the stage for the final chapter in the story of the
1809 war
2008, Frontline Books, 9787848325214,<20254-01-B-01> 448pp
maps.ills, New in dw,
£30.00
QB-1044 ~ WATERLOO NEW PERSPECTIVES ~ by Editor
David Hamilton-Williams
An analysis of the remaining (often previously unpublished)
letters of Captain William Siborne and other contemporary
5
pronounced them accurately drawn,but when the Model was
exhibited in 1838, the Duke refused to view it. The author reveals
why Wellington turned against Siborne and why he had to
remove 40,000 Prussian soldiers from his Model
2004, Faber & Faber Ltd. 0571217680,<33734-01-B-01> 324pp.ills.
New in dw,
£8.00
QB-1050 ~ BORODINO: LEGEND AND REALITY ~ by Lidya
Ivchenko
Russian language (Cyrillic text). A modern review of the battle
with numerous colour illustrations showing uniforms and battle
scenes. A detailed description of the battle weaves the picture
together. Ideal for students of Napoleon's 1812 campaign into
Russia. A printed translation of the picture captions is included.
2002, Exprint, Moscow, Gauntlet edition, 5940380352,<7616-01-B01> Large Format, 88pp, numerous colour & b/w illustrations, Card
covers, slightly worn at edges. Russ.text, CARD
£16.00
QB-1051 ~LADY DE LANCEY'S NARRATIVE ~by David Miller
A poignant Waterloo memoir. Lady de Lancey wrote her
narrative of her experiences in Belgium in June 1815. It has been
published once before in 1906. This is a new study, with
additional research, reproducing the original text. Lady de
Lancey's husband was Col Sir William de Lancey, Wellington's
chief-of-staff at Waterloo - where he was badly wounded. His
wife found him on the battlefield and nursed him until he died
ten days after the battle.
2000, Spellmount, 1862270821,<29609-01-B-01> 184pp, 8 ills,
New,
£10.00
QB-1052 ~ HISTORY OF THE WAR IN THE PENINSULA
AND IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE: SIX VOLUME SET ~ by
Colonel William F P Napier CB
Napier's history of the Peninsula War from the year 1807 to the
year 1814. This is the 1992/3 Constable reprint of the original
Thomas and William Boone 1835 edition. Volume I: ISBN
0094716803, 638pp Volume II: ISBN 0094716900, 530pp Volume
III:ISBN 0094718601, 651pp Volume IV: ISBN 0094718709,
589pp Volume V: ISBN 0094718806, 622pp Volume VI: ISBN
0094718903, 710pp
1993, Constable, <29086-04-B-01> , good in brown boards in gold
dustwrappers. Slight foxing,
£110.00
QB-1053 ~ WELLINGTON'S WAR ; HIS PENINSULAR
DESPATCHES ~ by Julian Rathbone
Selections from Wellington's despatches, his orders letters annotated - from his campaigns in the Peninsular
1994, Michael Joseph, 0718138414,<20960-01-B-01> 340pp, ills,
maps, Spine creased. Edges rubbed. Good. CARD
£6.00
QB-1054 ~ WELLINGTON INVADES FRANCE: THE FINAL
PHASE OF THE PENINSULAR WAR, 1813-1814 ~ by Ian
Robertson
When Wellington's troops marched over the Pyrenees in autumn,
1813, the Peninsular War was far from over. With their French
adversaries defending French soil, months of relentless fighting
were to follow. This compelling account of the closing months of
the War details the difficult & brutal fighting which
characterised this phase of the six-year conflict. The author
outlines the nature of the war & traces the complicated
manoeuvering of the British and French armies, describing in
detail hard-fought actions as the Nivelle, Orthez, Toulouse and
Bayonne.
2003, Greenhill Books, 1853675342,<31403-02-B-01> 288pp. 25
illustrations, 12 maps, As New in d/w,
£21.00
QB-1055 ~ NAPOLEON'S ARMY ~ by Colonel H C B Rogers
OBE
The development of Napoleon's Army from Valmy to Waterloo.
Chapters include the Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery, Engineers and
Signals, Administration, Medical, Imperial HQ. With special
studies on the 3rd Corps at Auerstadt, and later in Poland.
1974, Book Club Edition, <16548-01-B-01> 192pp, 57 ills, maps,
brown boards. No DW. Good,
£8.00
QB-1056 ~ NAPOLEON: THE LAST PHASE ~ by Lord Rosebery
A review of Napoleon's final years. With chapters on Gourgaud,
Hudson Lowe, conversations with Napoleon, the Commissioners
etc
nd, Thomas Nelson & Sons, c1925, <24363-01-B-01> 384pp,, cloth
binding, spine faded ow g,
£10.00
QB-1057 ~ NAPOLEON: THE LAST PHASE ~ by Lord Rosebery
Includes chapters on Hudson Lowe, the question of custody,
conversations with Napoleon, the Question of Money, Napoleon's
deportation, Napoleon's colleagues, the Commissioners etc. A
good copy, small nicks at foot of spine, foxing at page edges.
1900, A L Humphreys, <24363-02-B-01> vi + 261pp, index, red
cloth, gilt titles, g,
£10.00
QB-1058 ~ NAPOLEON'S IMMORTALS : THE IMPERIAL
GUARD AND ITS BATTLES 1804-1815 ~ by Andrew Uffindell
Explores the life and battles of Napoleon's Imperial Guard and in
doing so, it throws new light on Napoleon and contributes to the
ongoing debate about the value of elite military units. The author
argues that it also was essential to Napoleon politically as a pillar
of his regime, a means of integrating his Empire and a tool of
patronage. He also explores the life of an Imperial Guardsman.
Using important new research and photographs of the
battlefields today, the author examines the charge at Somosierra
in 1808 and the Battles of Dresden (1813) and Montmirail (1814).
2007, Spellmount, 9781862273764,<35813-01-B-01> 368pp.
Illustrations, maps. Fine in protected dw,
£12.00
QB-1059 ~ THE SOVEREIGN REMEDY: EUROPE AFTER
WATERLOO ~ by Margery Weiner
A study of the situation in Europe in the years following the
Allied victory at Waterloo. The Concert of Europe also known as
the "Congress System" was a series of meetings between the old
great powers of Europe between 1815 and 1822, following the era
of Napoleon. Its founding members were Britain, Austria, Russia
and Prussia. France was eventually successfully re-integrated
back into Europe, joining the alliance in 1818 at the Congress of
Aix-la-Chapelle.
1971, Constable, 0094581002,<21707-01-B-01> xii + 272pp, ills, ep
map, g in dw,
£12.00
QB-1060 ~1812:NAPOLEON'S FATAL MARCH ON MOSCOW
~ by Adam Zamoyski
Moscow mispelt - Mosow - on title page. Napoleon's invasion of
Russia and his ensuing terrible retreat from Moscow was
history's first example of total war. In 1811 Napoleon dominated
nearly all of Europe. Key to his bid for supremacy was the
destruction of Britain through a continental blockade, but the
plan was stymied when Tsar Alexander refused to comply.
Invading Russia in 1812, Napoleon sent his vast army eastward,
and was sucked further and further into the one territory he
could not conquer. This was the beginning of the end for his
empire.
2004, Harper Collins, 0007123752,<21560-01-B-01> 644pp, b/w ills,
maps, Mint in plastic protected dustjacket,
£12.00
Colonial & Other Wars
QB-1061 ~ DIARY OF THE SIEGE OF LADYSMITH: NO.7.
THE SIEGE DIARY OF WILLIAM WATSON ~
Oct 1899 - Feb 1900. William Watson was born in Far
Headingley near Leeds in 1833. At the age of 17 he was sent by
his father on the SS John Bright, arriving in Durban in May
1851. At the time of the siege he was living in Princess Street with
his married daughter and her family. This is part of a series
based on records letters and diaries of those who were there.
1989, Ladysmith Historical Soc. 0620140895,<22597-01-C-01>
39pp Family tree. 2 ills, good in card covers. bookplate on inside
page. CARD
£10.00
QB-1062 ~ OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE WAR: THE WAR IN
SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1900 ~
A limited edition reprint, published on the 100th anniversary of
the Anglo-Boer War, of the German General Staff Official
6
2002, Princess of Wales's Royal, <31364-01-C-01> A4 format, 52pp,
42 b/w photos & ills, 14 maps, 4 inside colour pp, CARD
£10.00
QB-1069 ~ THE FATE OF A NATION ~ by William P Cumming
and Hugh Rankin
The American Revolution and War as seen through the eyes of
contemporaries. The protagonists describe in their own words
the events, campaigns and battles. Supported by numerous
contemporary illustrations.
1975, Phaidon Press, 0714816442,<25604-02-C-01> 352pp ills, ex
school lib.stamps on some pages ow Good,
£10.00
QB-1070 ~ THE FATE OF A NATION ~ by William P Cumming
and Hugh Rankin
The American Revolution and War as seen through the eyes of
contemporaries. The protagonists describe in their own words
the events, campaigns and battles, supported by numerous
contemporary illustrations. Weaving together diary entries,
journals, letters, and battle reports, the book portrays the
American Revolution as a dramatic contemporary event.
1975, Phaidon Press, 0714816442,<25604-01-C-01> 352pp, 300 col
& b/w ills, vg in sl wn dw,
£14.00
XN-2540 ~ FIRE OVER THE ROCK :THE GREAT SIEGE OF
GIBRALTAR 1779-1783 ~ by James Falkner
The great siege of Gibraltar was the longest recorded in the
annals of the British army. Between 1779 and 1783 a small
British force defended the Rock against the Spanish and the
French who were determined take this strategically vital point
guarding the entrance to the Mediterranean. The tenacity and
endurance shown by the attackers and defenders alike, and the
sheer ingenuity of the siege operations mounted by both sides,
make the episode an epic of military history, and the story gives
us a fascinating insight into the realities of siege warfare.
2009, Pen & Sword, 9781844159154,<21138-01-C-01> 109pp, New
in dustjacket,
£19.99
XN-2541 ~ THE UNITED STATES ARMY IN THE WAR OF
1812 ~ by John C Fredriksen
While the Revolutionary and Civil wars have been the object of
much research and documentation, the war that bridged them
has been comparatively neglected. This comprehensive research
guide summarizes the careers of President and Commander-inChief James Madison, his three secretaries of war, nine major
generals, and 27 brigadier generals, and traces the operations of
various departments, five artillery regiments, three cavalry
regiments, the Corps of Engineers, 48 infantry regiments, and
four rifle regiments of the United States during the War of 1812.
2009, McFarland Publishing, 9780786441433,<35737-01-C-01>
311pp, 60 photos, appendix, index, New, CARD
£38.50
QB-1071 ~ A STAFF OFFICER'S SCRAP BOOK DURING
THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR VOL.I ~ by Lieutenant-General
Sir Ian Hamilton KCB
This is one of the most important & informed accounts of the
land operations of the Russo-Japanese War. The author was an
"official observer" with the Imperial Japanese Army. This single
Volume (1st Imp.1905), sold as a reading copy, is in faded &
worn blue cloth with sunned spine & library no. affixed.
Frontispiece, front & rear eps are foxed & there is foxing to some
page edges. Spine detaching. Some maps are missing
1905, Arnold,<14313-03-C-01> x + 362pp ,ills, maps, plans,
Fair/poor in blue boards,
£19.00
QB-1072 ~ THE INDIAN MUTINY ~ by John Harris
The Indian Mutiny of 1857 was the first great crack in the
stucture of the British Empire. After the 'Devil's Wind' of
retribution had swept through India, the british never felt so
secure again. Harris recaptures the atmosphere of the time. The
sieges, the massacres, the heroism, the outbreak of the Sepoy
Mutiny at Meerut, the recapture of Dehli, the defence and relief
of Lucknow all are portrayed in exciting detail.
2001, Wordsworth Editions, 1840222328,<5413-04-C-01> 206pp, 90
b/w ills, maps, bibliography, index, New in card cover, CARD £7.00
QB-1073 ~ REDCOAT:THE BRITISH SOLDIER IN THE AGE
OF THE HORSE AND MUSKET ~ by Professor Richard Holmes
History of the War in South Africa. They were produced for the
instruction of officers and contain reviews of the theatre of war,
the forces, tactics, armaments and equipment. There are analyses
of the battles of Colenso, Magersfontein and Cronje, plus events
in Natal and the Southeast of the Free State up to the relief of
Ladysmith
1998, Battery Press, Limited edition reprint, 0898392853,<27696-02C-01> 2 Volume set: Vol I 280pp, 9 maps, 2 ills. Vol II 374pp, 9
maps, 5 ills, New - Green cloth with black/gold lettering,
£59.00
QB-1063 ~ SOUTH AFRICA: THE SPION KOP DESPATCHES
The complete 1902 publication with, in addition, the statement of
Lt-General Sir C Warren.
1977, Boer War Books, [re-issue of 1902 edition], <20155-01-C-01>
62pp, ills, map, tables. Large format, covers wn, ow vg, CARD
£29.00
QB-1064 ~ THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR: FULLY
ILLUSTRATED APRIL 1904 NO.1. ~
Written from the Japanese perspective the aim of the book is to
describe the war in a clear manner for the reader and, as the
introduction claims, "to demonstrate how just and honourable
are the principles for which Japan is fighting against Russian
perfidy and faithlessness". This is a scarce, contemporary
document which is extensively illustrated with black and white
photographs, a number of full page, colour renderings plus a full
colour A3 fold-out map at the back of the book.
1904, Kinkodo Co. Tokyo, <33641-01-C-01> 142pp, maps.
extensively illustrated. Soft Covers, part spine and back cover
missing, CARD
£40.00
QB-1065 ~ SOLDIER SAHIBS ~ by Charles Allen
The men who made the North-West Frontier. The story of a
brotherhood of young men who in the 1840s laid claim to the
most notorious frontier in the world: India's North West
Frontier,which today forms the volatile boundary between
pakistan and Afghanistan.
2000, John Murray, 0719554187,<29631-01-C-01> 288pp, 16pp of
illustrations, maps, Very good plus in like dw,
£10.00
QB-1066 ~ CRUCIBLE OF WAR ~ by Fred Anderson
The Seven Years' War decisively eliminated French power north
of the Caribbean and destroyed an American diplomatic system
in which Native Americans had played a central role. It gave
thousands of American colonists their first experience of real
Englishmen, and the British cultural and class system. Colonists,
who assumed they were partners in the empire, encountered
British officers who regarded them as subordinates. George
Washington and other provincials learned profound emotional
lessons - as well as practical lessons in how to become soldiers.
2000, Faber & Faber Ltd. 0571205658,<31309-02-C-01> 862pp,
numerous b/w ills, maps. Heavy book may incur extra charges. New
in card cover, CARD
£12.99
QB-1067 ~ THROUGH HELL TO IMMORTALITY: A STORY
OF THE CRIMEAN WAR ~ by Major Frank A O Clark
The Brigade of Guards which had left England for the Crimea as
a fine force, after the winter of 1844/45 were reduced to a pitiful
state, as was the rest of the army. This is the story of Private
Alfred Ablett of Number 6 Company, 3rd Battalion Grenadier
Guards, a Suffolk born man who lived through the
mismanagemebnt and disease to win the Victoria Cross.
Private Publication, <32645-01-C-01> 122pp ills, vg in card covers,
CARD
£18.00
QB-1068 ~ AFGHANISTAN: THE THREE WARS, 1838-1919 ~
by Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Crowley
The British Army's involvement in current operations in
Afghanistan has been much in the news, but less well known is
the role of Kent, Sussex, Surrey & Hampshire soldiers in
previous campaigns there. This new book spotlights the
hardships endured & the heroism displayed by the men of the
county regiments in these campaigns. The author, a serving
officer, commands The 3rd Battalion of The Princess of Wales's
Royal Regiment, the modern successor of the Infantry Regiments
of the south-east of England. The Foreword is by well-known
historian & broadcaster, Professor Richard Holmes.
7
1982, Sundeep Pakashan, Indian publication, 8175740248,<2224701-C-01> xii + 287pp, g in rubbed d/w.
£6.00
QB-1081 ~ ASKARI UND FITAFITA ~ by Thomas Morlag
German text. "Farbige" Soldner in den Deutschen Kolonien. For
the German Reich they were a ”necessary evil “. Between 1884
and 1918, the colonial power recruited several tens of thousands
of native mercenaries - so-called Askari, Fitafita or Leoleo - in
Africa, Asia and Oceania. Some served up to their retirement,
whilst others left the military after short time, utilizing their
accrued pay to become dealers or farmers. Now for the first time,
historian Thomas Morlag documents the history of these German
colonial soldiers.
2008, CH Links Verlag, 9783861534761,<35188-01-C-01> 204pp,
numerous b/w photos & maps, New in card cover, Ger.text, CARD
£24.99
QB-1082 ~ WITH KUROKI IN MANCHURIA ~ by Frederick
Palmer
The author was a Special Correspondent who covered the major
battles of the Russo-Japanese war. He provides an up close and
first person report of the strategies and battles that ensued.
1904, Methuen, <19020-01-C-01> 337pp. ills, 39 page publishers
catalogue at back. Foxing throughout, Prize winners label pasted
inside.
£14.00
QB-1083 ~ THE FIRST BRITISH OCCUPATION OF THE
CAPE ~ by T D Potgieter
How the British takeover of the South African Cape from the
Dutch occurred, the actions of the opposing sides and the
different people who oversaw and participated in the process.
1997, Castle Military Museum, 0620210680,<28708-01-C-01> 92pp,
12 ills, chronology, bibliography, index, small landscape format,
New, CARD
£8.00
QB-1084 ~ LAST POST ~ by Colonel E W Robinson-Horley MBE
A memoir of the Indian Army. The twilight of the Raj. The
author was an eyewitness of the end of the old Indian Army when
on the personal staff of Field Marshal Auchlinleck - of whom he
gives an intimate portrait - a period coinciding with the days
leading up to independence and its terrible aftermath.
1985, Leo Cooper, 0436420589,<1310-01-C-01> x + 178pp, photos,
map. vg in dw,
£17.00
QB-1085 ~ CRIMEA: THE GREAT CRIMEAN WAR 1854-1856
~ by Trevor Royle
The conflict in The Crimea was a watershed in world history,
coming between the defeat of Napoleon in 1815 and the first shots
of the First World war in 1914. It was a conflict in which Britain
and France went to the aid of the Ottoman Empire to protect it
from Russian territorial claims. New weapons such as the Enfield
Rifle were introduced, trench combat became a fact of daily
combat outside Sevastopol, and at sea underwater mines were
deployed. meanwhile new medical innovations saved the lives of
countless soldiers.
1999, Little Brown & Co, 0316648493,<35784-01-C-01> 564pp
black and white photos. Endpaper maps. Slight edgcreasing on dw
ow very good.
£18.00
QB-1086 ~ A JOURNAL OF THE DISASTERS IN
AFGHANISTAN 1841-42 ~ by Lady Sale
Facsimile reprint of John Murray publication of 1843. The wife
of Brigadier -later Major-General Sir - Robert Sale, Florentia
Sale remained in Kabul with her daughter and son-in-law whilst
her husband defended Jalalabad. She was forced to join the
disastrous retreat from Kabul in January 1842, when she was
twice wounded, and taken into captivity by Akbar Khan. Her
Journal of the First Afghan War covers the events in Kabul, the
retreat as well as her captivity and rescue.
Naval & Military Press, 1845742656 ,<14432-01-C-01> 450pp maps.
As new in card covers. Small penmark on page edge. CARD £7.00
QB-1087 ~ THE HISTORY OF THETHIRTY YEARS WAR IN
GERMANY (TWO VOLUMES IN ONE) ~ by Frederic Schiller
and Translator Captain Blaquiere
Translated from the original German of Frederic Schiller, Auric
Counsellor and Professor of Philosophy at Jena, by Captain
Blaquiere of the Royal Irish Artillery. Two volumes in one book,
Based on the letters and diaries of serving men, and the women
who followed them, this is the story of the British soldier from
about 1760-1860. It encompasses Wolfe at Quebec, the American
War of Independence, the Duke of York's campaign in Flanders,
Wellington's Peninsular War and Waterloo, the retreat from
Kabul, the Sikh wars of 1845-9, the Indian Mutiny, and the
Crimean War. Drawing on a wealth of original source material
such as diaries, letters, and memoirs, "Redcoat" is an anecdotal
history of the British soldier from the Seven year War through to
the Crimea.
2001, Harper Collins, 0002570971,<354-02-C-01> 466pp, 31 colour
& 31 b/w ills. As new in plastic sleeved d/w,
£14.00
QB-1074 ~ THE GREEN FLAG VOLUME ONE: THE MOST
DISTRESSFUL COUNTRY ~ by Robert Kee
Part one of a three volume history of Iish Nationalism. This early
volume covers the Tudor policy of conquest and confiscation, the
revolts of 1641 and 1689, the Penal Laws of 1703, the nfluence of
the French revolution and the Great Famine of 1845.
1981, Quartet Books, 070433089X,<35749-01-C-01> 341pp, Good
in card covers, CARD
£6.00
QB-1075 ~ HINDUSTAN UNDER FREE LANCES 1770-1820 ~
by Henry George Keene
Indian reprint of 1907 edition. "Sketches of military adventure in
Hindustan during the period immediately preceding British
occupation". An account of the military adventures in the battle
for supremacy, 1770-1820, in Hindustan in the latter years of the
eighteenth century.
1986, Daya Publishing, 8170350239,<28555-01-C-01> 238pp, 6 ills,
fold-out map, index, g in dw,
£12.00
QB-1076 ~ YORKTOWN ~ by Alan Kemp
The Siege of Yorktown was a victory by a combined assault of
French Forces led by General Comte de Rochambeau and
American Forces led by General George Washington, over a
British Army commanded by General Lord Cornwallis. The
surrender of Cornwallis's army caused the British government to
negotiate an end to the American Revolutionary War. Includes
details of uniforms and orders of battle.
1976, Almark Publications, [Great Battles Series], 0855242582,
<5408-01-C-01> 48pp, 15 col plates, 6 ills, maps. Orders of Battle.
good+ in card covers, CARD
£8.00
QB-1077 ~ CHARGE TO GLORY ! ~ by General James D Lunt
A study of ten cavalry actions, from Marengo 1800 to Toungoo
1942 - the last horsed charge ever made by British or Indian
cavalry.
1976, White Lion, 727402552,<4625-01-C-01> x + 265pp, 4 ills, 7
sketch maps, vg in worn dw,
£10.00
QB-1078 ~ SKINNER OF SKINNER'S HORSE ~ by Philip
Mason
"A fictional portrait" of the early nineteenth century adventurer.
Son of a Rajput Princess and a Scotsman he became a soldier of
fortune and raised the famous Indian Cavalry Regiment. An
entertaining picture of India at the turn of the eighteenth
century.
1979, Andre Deutsch, 0233971203 ,<20786-01-C-01> 241pp, Good
in dw,
£15.00
QB-1079 ~ THE ART OF WAR: WATERLOO TO MONS ~ by
William McElwee
The development of warfare from the end of the Napoleonic wars
to the outbreak of WWI. The legacy of Napoleon, the impact of
technology, the American Civil War and Molkte.
1974, Purnell, <223-02-C-01> vi + 342pp, maps, Good in rubbed
dustwrapper,
£7.00
QB-1080 ~ THE BUNDELA REBELLION ~ by Jai Prakash
Mishra
Often considered a prelude to the 1857 Indian Mutiny, this is an
account of the 1842 Revolt against British rule in Saugor and
Nerbudda Territories. The author looks at the background to,
and reasons for the Revolt, its spread and the British military
reponse. He also considers the impact of the debacle on the
British in the First Afghan War.
8
Thread-Lace; Hair-work; Bank-note forging; Coining; Indecent
toys etc.
1965, Golden Head Press, <28622-01-C-01> 36pp, 13 photographic
plates, near fine in faded dw,
£9.00
QB-1094 ~ FUSILIERS: EIGHT YEARS WITH THE
REDCOATS IN AMERICA ~ by Mark Urban
From Lexington Green in 1775 to Yorktown in 1781, one
regiment marched thousands of miles and fought a dozen battles
to uphold British rule in America. This was the Royal Welch
Fusiliers. With a wealth of previously unused primary accounts,
the author reveals the inner life of the regiment as it fought this
pivotal campaign.
2007, Faber & Faber Ltd. 9780571224869,<21784-01-C-01> 384pp.
17 ills. 10 maps. As new
£8.00
QB-1095 ~ WITH WOLFE TO QUEBEC ~ by Oliver Warner
The campaign that defeated the French in Canada. Looks at
Wolfe's brilliant victory and his death, his chivalrous and
courageous opponent, the Marquis de Moncalm, who had used
his Indian auxiliaries so skillfully, who also died in the action.
One of the great combined naval and military operations.
1972, Collins & Brown, 0002119420,<22853-02-C-01> 224pp, 5 col
& 50 b/w ills, maps, Fair in chipped d/w. Slt water damage to eps &
bd,
£8.00
QB-1096 ~ ARMY LIFE IN THE '90S ~ by Philip Warner
The British Army in the 1890s, the heyday of Imperial Power. A
selection of contemporary photos illustrate the British Army at
work - recruitment, personalities, training & barrack life, the
wars in The Sudan & South Africa & life in the Colonies. A book
dripping with nostalgia - the photographs are even sepia-tinted!
This copy has some foxing to page edges & endpapers
1975, Country Life, 0600302342,<14747-03-C-01> Large format,
144pp, 300+ photos, G in rubbed dw - some foxing to page edges,
£8.00
QB-1097 ~ FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT ~ by
Robert Wilkinson-Latham
Victorian war correspondents and their campaigns. The intrepid
mix of objective reporters, eccentrics and jingoists who wrote
about the military actions during Victoria's reign. Melton Prior,
Archibald Forbes, Edgar Wallace, Winston Churchill and the
great W H Russell etc.
1979, Hodder & Stoughton, 0340234571,<28612-01-C-01> 302pp,
101 ills, index, very good in dw,
£12.00
QB-1098 ~ MEMOIR OF DEHRA DOON ~ by G R C Williams
A historical memoir of the district of Dehra Doon. The author
was a member of the Bengal Civil Service. He provides a general
geographic description and a history rrom the earliest times to
the Goorkha War, the annexation by the British, and on to the
1870s.
1985, Indian re-issue of 1874 edition, <28565-01-C-01> 332pp + cvii
pages of appendices, Facsimile edition published in India. g/vg in dw,
£18.00
printed in Dublin by N. KLelly for G. Burnet, P. Wogan, W.
Porter, P. Mooore, N. Kelly, R. E. Mercier & Co. B. Dornin and
J. Stockdale, 1800. The book is presented in brown marbled
boards. Page edges are browned but there is little, if any foxing.
Binding is tight.
1800,,<13918-01-C-01> Vol. I xv + 193pp, Vol.II 210pp,
£50.00
QB-1088 ~ THE ROAD TO YORKTOWN ~ by John Selby
The American Revolutionary War, from 1775 to 1781. On the
night of April 18 1775 a contingent of british Troops marched
towards Lexington. On the Green they found their way barred by
70 Minutemen. This was the start of the American RebellionAmerican War of Independence . Six and a half years later on
October 17 1781 Cornwallis surrendered his army to Washington
outside Yorktown.
1976, Hamish Hamilton, 0241892937,<14678-03-C-01> x + 214pp,
50 illustrations, maps, orders of battle, vg in dw,
£12.00
QB-1089 ~ THE ROAD TO YORKTOWN ~ by John Selby
The American Revolutionary War, from 1775 to 1781. On the
night of April 18 1775 a contingent of British troops marched
towards Lexington. On the Green they found their way barred by
70 Minutemen. This was the start of the American Rebellion- the
American War of Independence . Six and a half years later on
October 17 1781 Cornwallis surrendered his army to Washington
outside Yorktown.
1976, Book Club Edition, <14678-01-C-01> x + 214pp, 50
illustrations, maps, orders of battle, g in dw,
£11.00
QB-1090 ~ THE ROAD TO YORKTOWN ~ by John Selby
The American Revolutionary War, from 1775 to 1781. On the
night of April 18 1775 a contingent of british Troops marched
towards Lexington. On the Green they found their way barred by
70 Minutemen. This was the start of the American Rebellion- the
American War of Independence. Six and a half years later on
October 17 1781 Cornwallis surrendered his army to Washington
outside Yorktown.
1976, Hamish Hamilton, <14678-02-C-01> x + 214pp, 50 ills, maps,
orders of battle, G in brown boards - no d/w,
£9.00
QB-1091 ~ FREDERIC REMINGTON: THE MASTERWORKS
~ by Michael E Shapiro and Peter H Hassrick
Probably the most significant of American artists to portray the
American West, the Frontier & the Indian Wars. The images he
produced in paintings, drawings, sculpture convey graphically
the vitality of the frontier life. A beautiful volume which includes
essays by a number of authorities assessing the man and his
extraordinary talent - not just as an artist but also as a truly
outstanding writer of fiction. These detailed studies complement
the wealth of high quality reproductions of Remington's work
1991, Abradale Press, St Louis Art Museum, 081098041,<20156-02C-01> Large format, 271pp, 83 col plates, 97 b/w ills & plates, slight
spine fade ow very good in dw,
£25.00
QB-1092 ~ THE FORTS OF THE LIESBEECK FRONTIER ~
by D Sleigh
The Dutch East India Company's trade with the East meant that
the geographical position and strategic role of Table Bay, South
Africa, was very important. A number of manned forts were built
along the Liesbeeck River at this time, which became the first of
many Eastern Frontiers in South Africa's history. Small
landscape format.
1996, Castle Military Museum, 0620207752,<28709-01-C-01> 66pp,
16 ills/maps etc, bibliography, sources/references, glossary, index,
New, CARD
£8.00
QB-1093 ~ PRISONERS-OF-WAR WORK 1756-1815 ~ by Jane
Toller
Between 1756 and 1815 there were thousands of French and
Dutch (and some American) POWs confined in prisons and hulks
and also on parole in Britain. Within each prison there was a
market. The NCOs and other ranks manufactured all sorts of
objects for use and for sale - many of fine craftsmanship. This
little, finely-printed, book describes the work: Straw work; Bonework; Wood-work; Rolled and Cut-Paper work; Horn-work;
The American Civil War - General
QB-1099 ~ TIME-LIFE CIVIL WAR SERIES: DECOYING
THE YANKEES ~
One of the renowned Time-Life Civil War Series. This volume
features the action in the Shenandoah Valley in the Spring of
1862. As Union troops marched on Richmond "Stonewall"
Jackson's Confederate forces staged a strategic diversion west of
the Blue Ridge Mountains. Using speed & superior knowledge of
the terrain, Jackson eluded three federal Commands out to
destroy him &, by posing a threat to Washington, he diverted the
Federals from their primary objective - the capture of Richmond
1984, Time Life, Time-Life Civil War Series, 080944724X,<149802-C-02> Large format, 176pp, numerous b/w & colour illustrations,
fine in pictorial boards,
£10.00
QB-1100 ~ TIME-LIFE CIVIL WAR SERIES: FIRST BLOOD ~
One of the renowned Time-Life Civil War Series. This volume
features the start of the War between the Union & the
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Examines the entire campaign, looking at many interlinked
battles and joint Army-Navy operations as they played out over
seven months and thousands of square miles of rivers, streams,
swamps, lakes, forests, hills, and plains surrounding Vicksburg.
In addition to detailed coverage of the actual Siege of Vicksburg,
the book also chronicles the battles at Jackson, Port Gibson,
Raymond, Champions Hill, and Big Black Ridge.
1998, Univ. Press of Kansas, 9780700609239,<35798-01-C-02>
482pp. illustrations.maps, New in card covers, CARD
£15.50
QB-1108 ~ STONEWALL JACKSON AND THE AMERICAN
CIVIL WAR ~ by Lieutenant-Colonel George F R Henderson CB
One of the best biographies of a US Civil War general to be
which brings vividly alive Stonewall Jackson. The author
analyzes his campaigns in minute detail with many maps to
accompany the text. There is some underlining in the text and
page splitting from spine at title page vol.2. Previous owner
sticker on front pastedowns.
1909, Longman's Green & Co, <14693-01-C-02> 2 volumes xviii +
447pp, ports, maps & viii + 528pp, maps, Boards marked and faded.
splitting on spine edges.
£22.00
QB-1109 ~ ARMY OF AMATEURS ~ by Edward G Longacre
A detailed portrait of General Benjamin F Butler & the Army of
the James, 1863-65. A strikingly unique & modern force, it had a
highly political officer corps, & it fully incorporated AfricanAmerican soldiers. Based on meticulous research, the book places
the Army in its context & provides a full examination of its
combat record. Previous owner name on endpaper.Highlighting
in Other Publications.Dustjacket has plastic cover stuck to it.
Good.
1997, Stackpole Publishers, 0811701352,<27285-02-C-02> 388pp,
30 photos,
£12.00
QB-1110 ~ MOUNTED RAIDS OF THE CIVIL WAR ~ by
Edward G Longacre
Twelve major Union & Confederate Cavalry operations in the
US Civil War. Includes Grierson's Raid, Streight's Raid mounted on mules - Forest's attack on Union steamboats,
Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid on Richmond. The leaders such as
Sheridan, Wilson, Stuart and Van Dorn. previous owner name
and date on endpaper. Some highlighting in bibliography
otherwise good in very good dw.
1975, AS Barnes & Co, 0498011712,<20109-01-C-02> 348pp, 24
ills, 12 maps, index,
£10.00
QB-1111 ~ THE U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE GUIDE TO THE
ATLANTA CAMPAIGN: ROCKY RIDGE TO KENNESAW
MOUNTAIN ~ by Edited by Jay Luvaas and Nelson Harold W
This guide offers a concise introduction to Sherman’s route,
focusing on this first phase of the Atlanta campaign. It leads
visitors to all of the pertinent sites—Dug Gap, Adairsville,
Pickett’s Mill, and more—to help them relive the experiences of
battle-hardened troops on the ground. The Authors convey
Sherman’s special genius in mastering the logistical challenges
that confronted him, moving reinforcements and supplies, and
directing diverse offensive actions over immense—and immensely
hostile—territory.
2008, Univ. Press of Kansas, 9780700615698,<35801-01-C-02>
381pp. illustartions. maps, Green Boards no dustjacket as issued,
£15.50
QB-1112 ~ GREAT BATTLES OF THE CIVIL WAR ~ by John
Macdonald
Seventeen battles including both Bull Runs, Shiloh, Seven Pines,
Seven Days, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Stones River,
Chancellersville, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga,
Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Atlanta, Nashville and Five Forks.
Includes details of weaponry, uniforms leaders and tables of
losses and wounded for each side.
1997, Grange Books, 1856277747,<21572-01-C-02> 200pp, 250 &
b/w ills, maps, panoramas, diagrams, tables, pages edges darkened,
card covers edge creased. CARD
£9.00
QB-1114 ~ PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE CIVIL
WAR: FORTS AND ARTILLERY: NAVIES ~ by (Editor) Francis
T Miller
confederacy & descrbes the very early battles, Fort Sumter to
Bull Run
1983, Time Life, Time-Life Civil War Series, 0809447045,<149902-C-02> Large format, 176pp, numerous b/w colour ills, Fine in
pictorial boards,
£10.00
QB-1101 ~ TIME-LIFE CIVIL WAR SERIES: FORWARD TO
RICHMOND ~
One of the renowned Time-Life Civil War Series. This volume
features Maj. Gen. George McClellan's Peninsular campaign &
the actions at Ball's Bluff & his advance from Fort Monroe
toward Richmond - where he was held at Seven Pines by
Johnston's Confederate Army. Battles in the swamps of the
Chikahominy River ended in stalemate
1983, Time Life, 0809447207,<1500-02-C-02> Large format, 176pp,
numerous b/w & colour ills,
£10.00
QB-1102 ~ TIME-LIFE CIVIL WAR SERIES: GETTYSBURG
One of the renowned Time-Life Civil War Series. This volume
features Lee's intended invasion of Pensylvania, advancing
through the Shenandoah Valley to feed & supply his army from
the bountiful invaded land & to draw the Union Army into a
decisive battle which might win the war. As Lee pushed on he
met the Union forces of General Joseph Hooker for the fateful
Battle of Gettysburg
1985, Time Life, 0809447568,<1501-02-C-02> Large format, 176pp,
numerous b/w & colour illustrations, fine in pictorial boards, £10.00
QB-1103 ~ TIME-LIFE CIVIL WAR SERIES: SHERMAN'S
MARCH ~
One of the renowned Time-Life Civil War Series. This volume
features the war in the Deep South in the Autumn of 1864 after
Union General William T. Sherman took Atlanta in September.
General John B. Hood's Army of Tennessee regrouped &
attacked northwest toward Chattanooga but, rebuffed, withdrew
into Alabama from where he pushed north to arrive at Nashville
in December. Meanwhile Sherman initiated his grand strategy &
marched his forces southeast towrd Savannah & the sea
1986, Time Life, 0809448122,<1487-02-C-02> Large format, 176pp,
numeropus b/w & colour illustrations, Fine in pictorial boards,
£10.00
QB-1104 ~ TIME-LIFE CIVIL WAR SERIES: TENTING
TONIGHT ~
One of the renowned Time-Life Civil War Series. This volume
features the soldiers life in the field. It highlights the tedium of
camp life, the devastation of wounds and disease & the plight of
the prisoners
1985, Time Life, 0809447363,<1510-02-C-02> Large format,
176pp,numerous b/w & colour ills, Fine in pictorial boards, £10.00
QB-1105 ~ ARMY LIFE OF JOHN MORGAN OF
FREDERICKSBURG, WAYNE COUNTY, OHIO ~ by (Editor)
Robert M Bricker
Morgan's unit, the 13th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, saw heavy duty
throughout the war, with service in Virginia and then in the
Appalchian mountains theater and Stone River where they
suffered 185 casualties. From the fall of 1863 they were involved
at Chickamauga, the siege of Chattanooga, the assaults of
Missionary Ridge and the Siege of Knoxville. Morgan was
captured at New Hope Church and remained a prisoner until
1865. He was finally mustered out of service in 1866 at Columbus
Ohio.
2001, Private Publication, <33252-01-C-02> 16pp, Signed by editor.
vg in card covers, CARD
£10.00
QB-1106 ~ THIS HALLOWED GROUND ~ by Bruce Catton
The story of the Union Side of the American Civil War. An
excellent narrative account of the war that began in the spirit of a
glorious spree and hardened into a truly revolutionary one.
1957, Gollancz, <14526-01-C-02> 437pp, 7 maps, Notes,
bibliography, index, vg in worn dw,
£10.00
QB-1107 ~ U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE GUIDE TO THE
VICKSBURG CAMPAIGN ~ by Edited by Leonard Fullenkamp
and Stephen Bowman
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An impressive volume of contemporary photographs with
chapters on Union and Confederate Artillery, Gettysburg, the
fortifications of Washington, Charleston, the recollections of
confederate Engineers, and the defence of Richmond. With
chapters on the Union & Confederate Navies , the early Union
operations, the Blockade, the Ironclads, fighting on the
Mississippi, the Confederate raiders and cruisers.
,Castle Books,<25757-02-C-02> 322pp, 200 ills, large format, vg in
dw,
£16.00
QB-1113 ~ PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE CIVIL
WAR: FORTS AND ARTILLERY: NAVIES ~ by (Editor) Francis
T Miller
An impressive volume of contemporary photographs with
chapters on Union and Confederate Artillery, Gettysburg, the
fortifications of Washington, Charleston, the recollections of
confederate Engineers, and the defence of Richmond. With
chapters on the Union & Confederate Navies , the early Union
operations, the Blockade, the Ironclads, fighting on the
Mississippi, the Confederate raiders and cruisers.
1997, Blue and Grey Press, 155521200X,<25757-01-C-02> 2
volumes,bound as one - 720pp, 800 photos, large format, Dustjacket
taped to boards.
£18.00
QB-1115 ~ THE TWENTIETH MAINE ~ by John J Pullen
The history of the 20th Maine Volunteers in the American Civil
War unit. They served with the Army of the Potomac. Their
battles included Fredericksburg, Gettysburg - a gallant defence
of the Little Round Top - Wilderness, Petersburg, Five Forks etc.
1st English edn
1959, Eyre & Spottiswoode, <4923-02-C-02> x + 338pp, 17 ills, 8
drawings, 10 maps. No dw. small burn hole on p 47. good,
£10.00
QB-1116 ~ THE TWENTIETH MAINE ~ by John J Pullen
The history of the 20th Maine Volunteers, a US Civil War unit.
Served with the Army of the Potomac. The battles included
Fredericksburg, Gettysburg - a gallant defence of the Little
Round Top - Wilderness, Petersburg, Five Forks etc..1st English
edn
1959, Eyre & Spottiswoode, <4923-01-C-02> x + 338pp, 17 ills, 8
drawings, 10 maps. minor wear at base of spine/boards ow g in worn
dw,
£15.00
QB-1117 ~ UP CAME HILL: THE STORY OF THE LIGHT
DIVISION AND ITS LEADERS ~ by Martin Schenck
A P Hill and his brigadiers of the famous Cavalry Light Division
of the Army of Northern Virginia. The Light Division
distinguished itself in every major battle of the US Civil War from Mechanicsville, Slaughter Mountain, Second Manassas,
Five Forks, and they saved the day at Antietam.
1958, Stackpole Publishers, 1st edition, <3701-01-C-02> 344pp 26
ills, 24 maps, appendix, bibliography, index, original cloth, vg,
£40.00
QB-1118 ~ CIVIL WAR EYEWITNESS REPORTS ~ by Harold
Elk Straubing
Eyewitness experiences of the American Civil War, including
Ball's Bluff, Shiloh, Indians, Spies, Monitor/Merrimac etc.
"Being accounts by and about women, Negroes, prisoners of war,
Spies, concientiuous objectors, Indians, reporters, soldiers,
sailors and others who saw history in the making."
1985, Achron Books, 0208020659,<4068-01-C-02> xi + 236pp. vg in
dust-stained dw,
£20.00
QB-1120 ~ MR PUNCH'S HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR ~
A very British contemporary commentary on WWI; her Allies,
the enemies, the progress of the war etc. Numerous illustrations,
half tones, contemporay cartoons. Green cloth, gilt titles, gilt
decoration of Mr Punch on top board and Toby on spine,
inscription inside to a local Red Cross Worker for his service in
the Great War.
1921, Cassell, <12533-01-D-01> xvi + 304pp, numerous illustrations,
Green boards, gilt titles,
£12.00
QB-1121 ~ THE MARNE ~ by Georges Blond
At the end of August 1914, the three armies of the German
northern wing swept south towards Paris. Commander-in-Chief
of the French forces, Joffre, ordered his men to retreat to a line
along the River Seine, over 60km south of the Marne preparing
to attack on the 6th. For the next three days the German forces
were unable to break through the Allied lines. At one stage the
French Army,close to defeat were saved by the use of Paris taxis
to rush 6,000 reserve troops to the front line. On 9th September
General von Moltke, ordered Generals von Bulow and von Kluck
to retreat. By the evening of 10th September, the Battle of the
Marne was over. During the battle, the French had around
250,000 casualties and the BEF lost 12,733 men.
2002, Prion Multimedia, 185375479X,<29577-02-D-01> 256pp b/w
photos, Very good in card covers, CARD
£5.00
QB-1122 ~ SPAHER IM ALPENKORPS ~ by Martin Breitenacher
The experiences of a German WWI mountain troop section
commander. The mountain troops were considered some of the
best units of the WWI German Army.
1938, Verlag Otto Schlegel, <25562-01-D-01> 184pp. maps. Good,
cvrs wn, prev owner inscr. Ger.text,
£20.00
QB-1123 ~ NOVEMBER 1918 ~ by Gordon Brook-Shepherd
Uncorrected Advance Proof copy. The final act of WWI, the last
100 days, from the surprise blow struck by the British at Amiens
on 8 August. An authoritative account drawing together the
various strands: the Western Front and Germany's Allies being
knocked out one by one in other theatres - Palestine, the
mountains of Serbia, northern Italy.
1981, Collins, <27925-01-D-01> 461pp, 28 ills, 7 maps, source
notes, bibliography, appendices, index, Blue card covers.Small mark
on faded spine ow very good, CARD
£12.00
QB-1124 ~ OSPREY MEN AT ARMS 447: THE CZECH
LEGION ~ by David Bullock
The Czech Legion was a volunteer army of up to 100,000 troops
on the Allied side on all three main fronts of World War I. Since
only the defeat of Austro-Hungary and Germany offered any
hope for Czech national independence, they were amongst the
most motivated of the Allied forces. After the Bolshevik
Revolution they fought their way across Russia, captured the
Russian national gold reserves as a bargaining chip to force the
Bolsheviks to allow them to return home. This very colourful
force is illustrated with an astonishing array of never-beforepublished photographs.
2009, Osprey Publishing, 9781846032363,<35769-01-D-01> 48pp, 8
colour plates, numerous b/w photos & illustrations, New in card
cover, CARD
£9.99
QB-1125 ~ DOUGHBOY DOGGEREL: VERSE OF THE
AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE 1918-1919 ~ by
(Editor) Alfred E Cornbise
The typical 'doughboy' was not a poet soldier like Sassoon or
Owen, they were full of regional pride, eager for action, fun
loving and courageous, homesick lonely and exhausted. The
doughboy's war was a day to day exercise of marches, trenches,
mud, 'cooties and terrifying machines of destruction. Many of the
poems were published in the Stars and Stripes Forces newspaper
with subjects as diverse as their Tank, Mother, Subway, Hospital
wards and cooties in humour, sadness and anger together in
verse.
1985, University Ohio Press, 0821407988,<32167-01-D-01> 136pp,
vg in edge rubbed dw. prev owner stamp on fep,
£12.00
QB-1126 ~ MEN MUD AND MEMORIALS ~ by Sue Cox
The Great War - General
QB-1119 ~ HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR: BRITISH
TRENCH WARFARE 1917-1918 ~
A composite of two War Office publications - SS101, Notes For
Infantry Officers on Trench Warfare, & SS196, Diagrams of
Field Defences. The copies reproduced here were special
American printings for the US Forces.
,Imperial War Museum, re-issue, <28613-01-D-01> 163pp + 40pp of
Diagrams of Field Defences, ills in text, New,
£30.00
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is the histories of the Cavalry, Mounted and Infantry Brigades,
subordinated units and attachments, Brigade Commanders.
2009, Military Press9780854204151,<35833-01-D-01> A4 format.
120pp, New in card covers, CARD
£19.99
QB-1133 ~ 'DUTY & FIDELITY’ THE INDIAN ARMY
AUGUST 1914 - 1922: PART I DIVISIONS ~ by Chris Kempton
This is the first of a four volumes history of the formations of the
Indian Army in World War I. They served on the Western Front,
defended the Suez Canal and fought in the campaigns in
Mesopotamia, Palestine and Syria, as well as in the 3rd Afghan
War and in defence of the North-West Frontier. Part I Divisions
includes Operational histories, of the Cavalry and Infantry
Divisions, their Orders of Battle and The Divisional
Commanders.
2009, Military Press9780854204083,<35525-01-D-01> A4 format,
130pp, New in card cover, CARD
£19.99
QB-1134 ~ SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM ~ by T E Lawrence
Seven Pillars of Wisdom is the autobiographical account of the
experiences of T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") while
serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab
Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918.
1988, Jonathan Cape, 0224013416,<4642-01-D-01> 545 pp ills,
Good in rubbed dw,
£8.00
QB-1135 ~ WAR MEMOIRS: 2 VOLUMES ~ by David Lloyd
George
The publication of this Popular edition gave Lloyd George the
opportunity to revise any statements he had made on the first
edition. He found no necessity to amend or change anything but
did add a sample of the many eye-witness letters he had received
particularly on Passchendaele. His aim was to tell the naked
truth of the war as he saw it from Downing Street. The heroism
of the common man betrayed by the trained inexperts.
1938, Odhams Press, <3495-01-D-01> 2 Vols, 2108pp, ills. maps.
Red boards rubbed. Good
£10.00
QB-1136 ~ THEY CALLED IT PASSCHENDAELE ~ by Lyn
Macdonald
A masterful account of the Third Battle of Ypres in the Summer
of 1917.
1979, Michael Joseph, 0718117352,<612-02-D-01> xvi + 253pp, 38
ills, maps, bibliography, Author's Note, vg in rubbed dw,
£10.00
QB-1137 ~ UNCENSORED ~ by Oscar E Millard
The true story of the clandestine newspaper 'La Libre Belgique'
published in Brussels during the German occupation in the Great
War.
1937, Robert Hale Ltd, <4799-01-D-01> 287pp, ills, maps. covers
marked, a little foxing, text g,
£10.00
QB-1138 ~ GREAT WAR GENERALS ON THE WESTERN
FRONT 1914-1918 ~ by Robin Neillands
The author contends that the catastrophic loss of life on the
Western Front in WWI, far from being attributable to callous
and incompetent military leadership, was due to other decisive
factors. The author examines why Britain was so unprepared for
war in 1914; the contribution made by Britain's allies on the
battlefield; understanding the implications of trench warfare; the
reasons behind Britain's political paralysis and indecisiveness
throughout the war.
1999, Robinson Publishing, 1854879006,<28848-01-D-01> 549pp,
16 ills, 12 maps, bibliography, index, Very good in dw,
£10.00
QB-1139 ~ ANTHOLOGY OF WAR POETRY ~ by Robert
Nichols
Compiled at the start of the second world war the first 82 pages
are a discussion between the author and a friend who had just
been called up. The discussion in conversation form is a
discussion on poets and authors in relation to war writings. Poets
featured inclued Rupert Brooke, James Elroy Flecker,Siegfried
Sassoon, Edmund Blunden and others
1943, Nicholson & Watson, <10618-01-D-01> 156pp, dustjacket
ripped. Boards faded. Prev.Owner name Text clean and unmarked.
£8.00
QB-1140 ~ AT THE WAR ~ by Lord Northcliffe
Poems written by the author after many visits to the Great War
battlefields, in particular the Somme.
1992, Coquelicots Press, 0951666517,<32347-01-D-01> 45pp, vg in
card covers, CARD
£5.00
QB-1127 ~ INTO BATTLE: A SOLDIER'S DIARY OF THE
GREAT WAR ~ by Lieutenant-General Sir John Glubb KCB.CMG.
and DSO.OBE.MC
The WWI experiences of the famous 'Glubb Pasha', commander
of the Arab Legion. He joined the 7th Field Company Royal
Engineers in 1915 aged 18 & served at Ypres, on the Somme,
Arras and Combrai, commanding his company. Badly wounded
in August 1917, he re-joined his unit in July 1918 to take part in
the final victory of the British Army on the Western Front
1978, Book Club Associates, <16473-02-D-01> 224pp, 24 maps,
slight damaged to dw spine. Good,
£12.00
QB-1128 ~ INDIAN CAVALRY OFFICER 1914-15 ~ by Captain
Roly Grimshaw
The author commanded a squadron in the 34th Poona Horse with
the Indian Corps in France. His Regiment fought in the trenches
at Ypres, managing to turn the tide of the battle. Additionally,
the book contains "The Experiences of Ram Singh, Dafadar of
Horse: An Echo of 1914". This narrative throws a fascinating
light on the reaction of Indian officers and NCOs to alien customs
and events. An unusual sidelight and perspective on the military
system in the British Raj of the period.
1986, Costello Publishers, 0710430272,<3581-01-D-01> 224pp, 28
photos, maps, index. g in dw,
£6.00
QB-1129 ~ ON FLOWS THE TAY: PERTH AND THE FIRST
WORLD WAR ~ by Dr Bill Harding
An analysis of the 'Home Front' in the Scottish city of Perth
during the Great war. It was a garrison town and home depot for
the Black Watch. Visual sources are poor for 1910-1922 all
photography in Perth was forbidden and every shop was
searched for postcards. When found, they were systematically
destroyed. Most photographs, legally taken for propoganda
purposes - smiling soldiers and cheering crowds - are obviously
posed. As the impact of the war can only be measured against the
background of pre-war events, the framework of this study is
1910-1922.
2000, Cualann Press, 9780953503629,<33713-01-D-01> 189pp. ills.
new in card covers, CARD
£5.00
QB-1130 ~ UNDER THE SHADOW: LETTERS OF LOVE AND
WAR 1911-1917 ~ by Brid Hetherington
Typical of thousands of young men at the time, Hugh Mann a
student of Divinity in Glasgow fell in love with Jessie, a first year
Arts student at the University of Glasgow. When Jessie became
pregnant the full force of Scottish middle class prejudices was
brought to bear on them. The letters are testimony to a different
age. On 17 October 1914, he enlisted for Lochiel's Camerons,
that same day he married Jessie. He survives Loos and Arras but
died from injuries received at Passchendaele in October 1917.
The last eight letters written by Jessie to Hugh were returned to
her after his death.
1999, Cualann Press, 0953503607,<33716-01-D-01> 192pp ills. New
in card covers, CARD
£5.00
QB-1131 ~ THE RIDDLES OF WIPERS ~ by John IvelawChapman
An appreciation of the famous WWI Trench Newspaper the
"Wipers Times". Written by the soldiers in the trenches it gave a
vivid contemporary view of the war at the front. The "Private
Eye" of the Ypres Salient. Over 100 photos, maps facsimile
editions.
1996, Leo Cooper, 0850524946,<24150-01-D-01> 160pp, 100
photos, maps, ills, Good in dw,
£10.00
QB-1132 ~ 'DUTY & FIDELITY’ THE INDIAN ARMY
AUGUST 1914 - 1922 PART II BRIGADES ~ by Chris Kempton
This is the second of a four volume history of the formations of
the Indian Army in World War I. They served on the Western
Front, defended the Suez Canal and fought in the campaigns in
Mesopotamia, Palestine and Syria, as well as in the 3rd Afghan
War and in defence of the North-West Frontier. Part ii Brigades
12
provided a welcome and powerful addition to the Allied Forces at
a pivotal time in the conflict. This is a detailed account of their
battles illustrated by numerous photographs and maps. This preowned copy is in fine condition (with previous owner's inscription
at the front endpaper).
2000, Battery Press, reprint of 1920 original, 0898393043,<3178001-D-01> 540pp, 40 b/w photos, 89 maps, Green boards. Previous
owner's inscription,
£14.00
QB-1146 ~ KITCHENER'S ARMY 1914-18 ~ by Ray Westlake
The history and WWI service of the New Army Divisions raised
by Lord Kitchener they comprised some half million volunteers.
With Illustrations of recruitment, training, uniforms, badges and
actual front-line service, plus Orders of Battle.
1989, Nutshell Press, 1st edition, <29248-01-D-01> 176pp, numerous
ills, appendix, index, vg in dw,
£16.00
QB-1147 ~ HAIG'S COMMAND. ~ by Denis Winter
A revealing study on Haig & his command, from the Somme to
the German surrender. Fresh evidence indicated the wholesale
tampering with unit records, diaries, cabinet documents rewritten, documents thought to have been destroyed. Even Haig's
diary was altered.
1992, Penguin Books, 014007144X,<6981-02-D-01> 352pp, photos.
Used. Good in card covers, CARD
£4.00
QB-1148 ~ WORLD WAR I: 1914-1918 ~ by J M Winter
An extensively illustrated study of the War in which 70 million
men were enlisted, and some 9 million of them were killed.
Includes detailed chronologies, biographies, maps, statistics, and
sections on the battles and home fronts.
1993, Hamlyn Publishing Group, 0600579905,<21532-01-D-01>
174pp, 200 photos, ills, maps, diagrams, large format, vg in dw,
£10.00
Based on the reports and interviews of the author during his
visits to the fronts in WWI. Includes chapters on Warplanes,
Haig, Joffre, Cardona, the New Little Belgian Army, "With the
Italians" and the battles they fought etc.
1916, Hodder & Stoughton, <14303-01-D-01> viii + 288pp, port,
index, red cloth faded, spine v faded, gilt titles, g,
£10.00
XN-2542 ~ KITCHENER'S LOST BOYS: FROM THE
PLAYING FIELDS TO THE KILLINGS FIELDS ~ by John
Oakes
In the early days of the First World War men flocked to
recruiting offices in response to Kitchener’s call. They had to be
at least eighteen years old to join up, but in the flurry of activity
many younger boys tried to enlist, some as young as fourteen.
Many were turned away, but at least 250,000 under-age boys
found themselves fighting in the First World War. Focusing on a
school cricket team, all eleven of whom volunteered, the author
reveals why boys joined up, what their experiences were and how
they survived, for those who didn't, an unknown grave awaited.
In some cases, their mothers never knew what had become of
their children.
2009, The History Press, 9780752449302,<15133-01-D-01> 256pp,
New in card covers, CARD
£20.00
QB-1141 ~ THE FIRST WORLD WAR EPHEMERA
MEMENTOES AND DOCUMENTS ~ by Maurice Rickards and
Michael Moody
An extensive range of examples of both Allied and Central
Powers' Proclamations, announcements, advertisements, leaflets,
posters, ration cards, picture/post cards, memorial prints etc.
With a historical introduction by Maurice Rickards, the selection
of material was made by Michael Moody of the Imperial War
Museum's printed ephemera collection. A remarkable selection
of material that is propagandist, informatory or simply practical.
1975, Jupiter Books, 0904041212,<19178-01-D-01> 31pp of text +
70pp of ills 10 col & 250 b/w ills + index, spine faded ow very good
in dw,
£8.00
QB-1142 ~ CAPORETTO: THE SCAPEGOAT BATTLE ~ by
Ronald Seth
Dustjacket very worn but complete, foxing on endpapers. The
curcumstances surrounding the Italian defeat at caporetto in
1917. At the same time it presents a more generalised account of
Italy's part in the First World war.
1965,,<35571-01-D-01> 208pp. b/w photographs. Good.dw worn,
light foxing on endpapers.
£15.00
QB-1143 ~ THE GERMAN ARMY ON THE SOMME, 19141916 ~ by Jack Sheldon
Drawing on a large number of German sources, many of them
previously unpublished, Jack Sheldon throws new light on a
familiar story. He demonstrates that the dreadful losses of 1st
July were a direct consequence of meticulous German planning
and preparation. Poor Allied co-ordination and persistence in
weak attacks on narrow fronts played into the hands of the
Germans, who were able to rush forward reserves, maintain the
overall integrity of their defences, and fight a successful delaying
battle until the onset of winter ultimately neutralised the
considerable Allied superiority.
2007,9781844155132,<33258-02-D-01> 432pp. ills. map. New in
card covers, CARD
£16.99
QB-1144 ~ ARMY SERVICE RECORDS OF THE FIRST
WORLD WAR ~ by William Spencer
Public records Office Readers' Guide. A new edition updated to
include all of the recent releases of records relating to personnel
of WWI. Five new chapters: Army Nurses; WAAC Records;
Indian Army Records of Service; Indian Army Operation
Records; Casualties. Expansion of other material.
2001, National Archives, Third Expanded Edition,
1903365236,<30398-03-D-01> 112pp, New, CARD
£9.99
QB-1145 ~ THE HISTORY OF THE A.E.F. ~ by Capt. Shipley
Thomas
An account of the actions of the American Expeditionary Force
in France from June, 1917 until the Armistice in November,
1918. Despite arriving late in the European War, the Americans
The Great War – Western Front
QB-1149 ~ BATTLEGROUND EUROPE: ARRAS: MONCHY
LE PREUX ~
A WWI Battlefield Guide by Colin Fox. In the early days of the
Battle of Arras in the spring of 1917 the village fell to British
attacks after stubborn resistance by the German defenders. In
1918 the German Spring offensive regained lost ground but
faltered on the outskirts of Arras. Thereafter, when the British
launched the final offensive of the war in this sector the
Canadians led the way
2000, Leo Cooper, 0850527384,<30835-02-D-02> 160pp, ills map,
New in card covers, CARD
£9.95
QB-1150 ~ BATTAILES EXPLOITS FAITS D'ARMES ~ by
Rose E B Coombs
The French edition of "Before Endeavours Fade" - the guide to
the WWI battlefields on the Western Front.
1978, After the Battle, <18833-01-D-02> 123pp, 300 photos, maps,
A4 format. very good. Fr.text, CARD
£11.00
QB-1151 ~ LOOS 1915: THE UNWANTED BATTLE ~ by
Gordon Corrigan
The year 1915 saw the British and French make repeated
attempts to break the stalemate which had existed since the end
of the first Ypres campaign in the Winter of 1914. These attempts
to break through the German lines culminated in the Battle of
Loos, the largest deployment of the British Army since the war
began. Loos saw the first use by the British of gas, and it was the
final straw which led to the dismissal of Sir John French, and his
replacement by Sir Douglas Haig as Commander-in-Chief of the
British Expeditionary Force.
2006, Spellmount, 9781862272392,<33777-01-D-02> 174pp,
numerous b/w ills, photos, maps, New in d/w,
£18.99
QB-1152 ~ VAN DEN GROOTEN OORLOG ~ by
Elfnovembergroep
"In the Great War". A very well illustrated account, with
numerous personal recollections, of WWI in Flanders. Flemish
text.
13
1978, Volksboek, <18829-01-D-02> 383pp, 226 photos, Good. card
covers rubbed. Flemish text, CARD
£12.00
QB-1153 ~ THE BIG PUSH ~ by R Brian Gardner
The Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916, climax of Haig's plan to
break the deadlock of trench warfare on the Western front. It
foundered at the cost of 20,000 British soldiers killed and 35,000
wounded. An analysis of the policy, planning and action of the
British and French armies.
1961, Cassell, <13569-02-D-02> x + 178pp, illustrations maps, notes,
index, Good in edge-worn dw,
£10.00
QB-1154 ~ LE CANADA ET LA BATAILLE DE VIMY 9-12
AVRIL 1917 ~ by Brereton Greenhous and Stephen J Harris
The first time all four divisions of the Canadian Corps attacked
together. The assault on the strongest natural fortress on the
Western Front. This is a special publication that comemorates
the battle. French text
1992, Art Global, Monteal, 0660936542,<14990-01-D-02> Large
Format 151pp photos maps, dw rubbed and chipped ow vg,
£28.00
QB-1155 ~ THE FIRST SEVEN DIVISIONS ~ by Captain E W
Hamilton
The campaigns and battles of the British Expeditionary Force in
France in WWI from Mons to Ypres.
1916, Hurst & Blackett, 10th edn, <17911-01-D-02> vii + 312pp, 4
maps - inc 2 extending, red cloth, rubbed at extremities, gilt titles, g,
£16.00
XN-2543 ~ THE PRICE OF GLORY ~ by Alistair Horne
The battle of Verdun lasted ten months. It was a battle in which
at least 700,000 men fell, along a front of fifteen miles. The
battle's aim was less to defeat the enemy than bleed him to death
and the battleground even now resembles a haunted wilderness.
This book is a profoundly moving, sympathetic study of the men
who fought there, and shows that Verdun is a key to
understanding the First World War. Continuously in print for
over thirty years, this unabridged edition contains a new preface
and additional photographs.
1993, Penguin Books, 9780140170412,<35847-01-D-02> 371pp, 26
b/w photos, maps, New in card cover, CARD
£12.99
QB-1156 ~ OORLOGSKRONIEK 1914-1918 VAN
ROESELARE ~ by Geert Lepez
The history of a Belgium Town in WWI, occupied by the
Germans in 1914 behind the Ypres Salient. The book features
numerous photos illustrating the battle damage, the arrival of the
German troops, the town under occupation, the memorials etc. A
rare and unusual volume with Flemish text
1983,,<18814-01-D-02> 177pp, 8 col ills, 303 b/w photos, 2 maps,
Covers wn, ow g, Flemish text, CARD
£12.00
QB-1157 ~ UNDER FOUR FLAGS FOR FRANCE ~ by George
Clarke Musgrave
The author was on the battlefield from the outbreak of hostilities,
and he writes a graphic straightforward history of the war on the
Western Front. He writes of the invasion of Belgium and the
Allied effort to break the German Lines.
1918, D Appleton & Co, NY, <21743-01-D-02> x + 367pp, ills,
maps, dw worn, ow a good copy of a scarce book,
£14.00
QB-1158 ~ FROM VIMY RIDGE TO THE RHINE ~ by
Christopher Stone DSO MC
Stone served with the 22nd Royal Fusiliers in WWI. He also
served on Brigade Staff and was ADC to the GOC, 2nd Division.
He served in France from the end of 1915 and saw action at Vimy
Ridge, the Somme, and Cambrai. Includes accounts of the
German Spring offensive of 1918, and the August battles. After
the war he was a member of the British Army of Occupation in
Germany.
1989, Crowood Press Ltd, 1852232021,<7498-01-D-02> 172pp, 10
ills, map. vg in dw,
£12.00
QB-1159 ~ TO WIN A WAR ~ by John Terraine
1918 - the battles fought on the Western Front - the German
Spring Offensive, the Allied recovery and Allied autumn
campaign that defeated the German Army in the Field.
1978, Sidgwick and Jackson, 0283984848,<21899-01-D-02> 283pp,
ills. vg in dw,
£10.00
The Great War – Eastern Front
XN-2544 ~ UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT OF THE CZARIST
RUSSIAN ARMED FORCES IN WORLD WAR ONE ~ by
Spencer Anthony Coil
A photo study the uniforms and equipment of the Russian Forces
during the turbulent reign of Czar Nicholas II. In addition to a
remarkable selection of studio portraits, stunning photos of
frontline troops provide an authentic view of trench and
battlefield life. There are chapters covering Cossacks, Caucasian
irregulars, POWs, St. George Cross recipients and Czar Nicholas
II. A full color section of previously unpublished photos of
original headdress, equipment and accessories provides valuable
information on materials, markings, stamps and construction.
2005, Schiffer Publications, 0764321579,<35799-01-D-03> large
format, 406pp, 600 + b/w photos & colour illustrations, New in d/w,
£55.00
QB-1160 ~ TIP AND RUN ~ by Edward Paice
In the aftermath of the Great War the East Africa campaign was
destined to be dismissed by many in Britain as a remote
'sideshow'. But to other combatant powers - Germany, South
Africa, India, Belgium and Portugal - it was a campaign of huge
importance. In August 1914 Britain moved to eliminate the threat
to the high seas of German naval bases in Africa. But two weeks
after the Armistice was signed in Europe British and German
troops were still fighting in Africa after four years of what one
campaign historian described as 'a war of extermination and
attrition without parallel in modern times'.
2007, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 9780297847090,<33703-01-D-04>
488pp, 79 b/w ills, 16 maps, index, New in d/w,
£25.00
The Russian Civil Wars
QB-1161 ~ THE KING OF KARELIA ~ by Nick Baron
A History and Memoir of Colonel P J Woods and the British
Intervention in North Russia, 1918–1919. What TE Lawrence
was to the Arabs, Colonel Woods was to the people of Karelia,
the land lying between Russia and Finland. He was sent there in
1918 with the aim of preventing German occupation of north
Russia. British troops stayed after the end of the first world war,
with the new objective of using Karelian help to arrest the
progress of bolshevism. Woods, born in Ulster, became the
Karelians' champion.
2009, Francis Boutle, 9781903427323,<35777-01-D-05> 345pp, 18
b/w illustrations, New in card cover, CARD
£12.99
QB-1162 ~ RED MUTINY: MUTINY, REVOLUTION AND
REVENGE ON THE BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN ~ by Neal
Bascomb
In June 1905 the sailors of Imperial Russia's newest and most
powerful Battleship, led by a band of dedicated revolutionaries,
killed their captain and raised the red flag of revolution. They
had been subjected to atrocious living conditions and the spur
was the delivery of a consignment of maggot infested meat. The
intended result was a fleet wide mutiny, but with uprisings
quelled aboard other warships the crew found themselves alone
in the Black Sea with the rest of the Russian Navy in pursuit
until, when hunted and hounded from port to port they entered
Odessa.
2007, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 9780297846482,<35789-01-D-05>
363pp. illustrations, Very good plus in like d/w,
£8.00
QB-1163 ~ INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA 1918-1920 ~ by Miles
Hudson
The end of the Great War did not bring peace to Russia - civil
war developed between the Bolsheviks and the 'White Russians'
who represented the old Czarist order. A 'coalition' of 16 nations
including Britain, America and France became involved on
numerous fronts in support of the Whites. The result was defeat
and failure for the coalition forces. This little known and ill-fated
enterprise was surprisingly costly in political and military terms,
14
Gustav Weissenborn, German military music was performed at
the very highest level by this elite unit. The 1936 Olympics, the
Nuremburg Rallies, visits by foreign dignitaries, the Führer's
birthday, the Musikkorps of the Leibstandarte-SS was always in
attendance, performing a polished repetoire. This 14 track
recorded collection includes such classics as 'Die Horst Wessel
Lied', 'Deutschland, Deutschland Uber Alles' & 'Ich Hatt Einen
Kameraden'
,,<31976-02-F-01> CD 40 mins playing time, New, Ger.text, £14.95
QB-1171 ~ PAN/BALLANTINE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF
WORLD WAR II: THE CONSPIRATORS 20TH JULY 1944 ~
A concise history by Roger Manvell of the 1944 Bomb Plot - the
failed attempt by Colonel Stauffenburg & other conspirators to
assasinate Hitler
1972, Pan/Ballantine, 0345097297,<3037-01-F-01> 160pp, 100
photos & ills. Fair in worn card cover, CARD
£5.00
QB-1172 ~ PAN/BALLANTINE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF
WWII: THE CONSPIRATORS 20TH JULY 1944 ~
A concise history by Roger Manvill of the 1944 Bomb Plot - the
failed attempt by Colonel Stauffenburg & other conspirators to
assasinate Hitler
1971, Pan/Ballantine, <3037-02-F-01> 160pp, 100 photos,
illustrations. Fair in worn card cover, CARD
£5.00
QB-1173 ~ THE GERMAN ARMY 1933-1945: AN ORDER OF
BATTLE VOLUME V ~
This volume covers Cavalry Corps, Reserve Corps, Feldjager
Kommandos, Air Force Field Corps, Parachute Corps, WaffenSS Corps,Higher Commands, and Corps Groups. There is an
index of Knight's Cross holders and Formation signs are shown
where known
1999, Military Press0854201629,<26951-01-F-01> A4 format,
136pp, New in card cover, CARD
£16.00
QB-1174 ~ TIME-LIFE THIRD REICH SERIES: DESCENT
INTO NIGHTMARE ~
The final battles of the Reich, the Rhineland, the Ardennes, the
crossing of the Rhine, the Red Army's advance and capture of
Berlin, the collapse and surrender
1992, Time Life, 0809470373,<14866-01-F-01> 184pp, 150 photos,
some colour, large format, very good. Illustrated boards.
£6.00
QB-1175 ~ TIME-LIFE THIRD REICH SERIES: FISTS OF
STEEL ~
One of the renowned Time-Life Third Reich series. This volume
covers the victorious WWI Allies demolition of Germany's
capacity to go to war & the subsequent rebirth of militarism. it
examines the relationship between Hitler and the General,the
symbolic union between the Werhmacht and the Nazi Party, rearmament & rehearsal for Blitzkrieg, the Condor Legion in the
Spanish Civil War & preparations for WWII
1988, Time Life, 0809469669,<1473-02-F-01> Large format, 184pp,
numerous colour & b/w photos & maps, Fine,
£6.00
QB-1176 ~ TIME-LIFE THIRD REICH SERIES: LIGHTNING
WAR ~
One of the renowned Time-Life Third Reich series. This volume
covers the Scandinavian Campaign, & the defeat of Holland,
Belgium & France. It then goes on to examine hitler's plans for
Operation Sea Lion (the proposed invasion of England) & the
Battle of Britain plus the early months of the occupation of Paris
1989, Time Life, 0809469707,<1477-02-F-01> Large format, 192pp,
numerous colour & b/w photos, maps, Fine in pictorial boards, £6.00
QB-1177 ~ TIME-LIFE THIRD REICH SERIES: STORMING
TO POWER ~
One of the renowned Time-Life Third Reich series. This volume
covers Hitler's assumption of power. From Landsberg to 1932,
the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the rise of the NSDAP
1989, Time Life, 08909469545,<1482-02-F-01> Large format,
192pp, numerous colour & b/w photos, map, Fine in pictorial boards,
£6.00
QB-1178 ~ TRIAL OF THE MAJOR WAR CRIMINALS
BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL
VOLUME XV ~
indeed the intervention lead to precisely the opposite result to
that intended.
2004, Pen & Sword, 184415033X,<31965-01-D-05> 256pp,
numerous ills, New in d/w,
£19.95
QB-1164 ~ BLACK NIGHT, WHITE SNOW: RUSSIA'S
REVOLUTIONS 1915-1917 ~ by Harrison E Salisbury
A massive study of the fall of the Romanov dynasty and the
triumph of revolution in Russia 1905-1917.
1978, Cassell, 0304300152 ,<29521-01-D-05> 746pp, sources, notes,
index, Good in dw,
£15.00
The Third Reich - General
QB-1165 ~ AXIS EUROPA: NO.10 (AUTUMN 1996) ~
A US Magazine, edited by Antonio J. Munoz, featuring historical
data on the Axis Powers in WWII. Articles in this issue include:
Axis Stamps & Postcards 1941-1944, Uniforms & Insignia of the
Croatian Airforce Legion 1941-1945, "Romania - A Brave Ally",
Albanian Fascist Militia
1996, Axis Europa, <26754-02-F-01> A4 format, 35pp, illustrations,
Good in card cover, CARD
£8.00
QB-1166 ~ AXIS EUROPA: NO.12 (SPRING/SUMMER 1997) ~
A US Magazine, edited by Antonio J. Munoz, featuring historical
data on the Axis Powers in WWII. Articles in this issue include:
The Situation in the Air - Italian East Africa 1940-41, Latvian
Schutzmannschaft Battalions 1941-1945, Artillery Barrage at
Taipaleenjoki, The Battle of Sikniemi, Volkssturm & "Alarm"
Units in Eastern Military Districts
1997, Axis Europa, <27201-02-F-01> A4 format, 35pp, ills & maps,
Vg in card cover, CARD
£8.00
QB-1167 ~ AXIS EUROPA: NO.14 (SUMMER 1998) ~
A US Magazine, edited by Antonio J. Munoz, featuring historical
data on the Axis Powers in WWII. Articles in this issue include:
Slovakia in WWII, The Hungarian Toldi Tank, Lithuanian
Police Battalions, For Free India-The Indian Legion etc.
, Axis Europa, <27822-01-F-01> 47pp ills. New, CARD
£8.00
QB-1168 ~ AXIS EUROPA: NO.17 (SPRING 1999) ~
A US Magazine, edited by Antonio J. Munoz, featuring historical
data on the Axis Powers in WWII. Articles in this Special Axis
Air Issue include: The Kaleva Killing - Anatomy of Murder, Me109 as Export to Germany's Allies, "Aquile Nere" - RSI Air
Force Unit Insignia 1943-1945, The Italian Macchi MC200
Fighter, The royal Rumanian Air Force in WWII, "Iberian
Condors" - Spanish Squadrons in Russia 1941-1944
1999, Axis Europa, <28666-02-F-01> A4 format, 48pp, ills + color
covers, New, CARD
£10.00
QB-1169 ~ MANION'S 2007/2008 GERMAN THIRD REICH
MILITARIA PRICE GUIDE ~
This first realized price guide published for some years by
Manion's Auction House lists auction values (in US$) for various
WWII German military items sold between January 1, 2007 and
March 15, 2008. It contains final values and images for almost
2000 different edged weapons, accouterments, helmets, visor
caps, field caps, uniforms, shoes, boots, belts, buckles, field gear,
personal items, optical equipment, communications equipment,
medical equipment, insignia, gorgets, aigulettes, and lanyards.
This is intended to help dealers, collectors, and those new to the
hobby, understand what the value of their items may be. It
should be noted that there are many different variables which
determine the value of any collectible, condition being
paramount.
2008, Mar Historical, 9780976516521,<35378-01-F-01> 120pp,
c2000 colour illustrations, New in card cover, CARD
£28.00
QB-1170 ~ MILITARY MUSIC OF ADOLF HITLER'S
LEIBSTANDARTE-SS (40 MIN. CD) ~
Formed in 1933, the military band of the Adolf Hitler's
Bodyguard Division, the Leibstandarte-SS, was to become the
most famous of all pre-war Third Reich Musikkorps. In their
black ceremonial uniforms & under the musical leadership of
Hermann Muller-John & his deputy SS-Hauptscharführer
15
29 May 1946 - 10 June 1946.The official English edition,
published in accordance with the direction of the International
Military Tribunal, of the record of the trial of the major German
war criminals.
1948, Int.Tribunal Nuremberg, <35710-01-F-01> 668pp, Wear on
spine ow good in blue boards.
£18.00
QB-1179 ~ TRIAL OF THE MAJOR WAR CRIMINALS
BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL
VOLUME XVI ~
11 June 1946 - 24 June 1946.The official English edition,
published in accordance with the direction of the International
Military Tribunal, of the record of the trial of the major German
war criminals.
1948, Int.Tribunal Nuremberg, <35711-01-F-01> 673pp, Slight wear
on spine ow very good in blue boards,
£18.00
QB-1180 ~ TRIAL OF THE MAJOR WAR CRIMINALS
BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL
VOLUME XVII ~
25 June 1946-8 July 1946. The official English edition, published
in accordance with the direction of the International Military
Tribunal, of the record of the trial of the major German war
criminals. This volume includes evidence from Colonel Ahrens
about the Katyn Massacre.
1948, Int.Tribunal Nuremberg, <35712-01-F-01> 661pp, Light spine
wear ow very good in dw.
£20.00
QB-1181 ~ TRIAL OF THE MAJOR WAR CRIMINALS
BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL
VOLUME XVIII ~
9 July 1946 - 18 July 1946. The official English edition, published
in accordance with the direction of the International Military
Tribunal, of the record of the trial of the major German war
criminals.Commencing at day 169.includes concluding evidence
on the Katyn Forest massacre and Boormann.
1948, Int.Tribunal Nuremberg, <32322-01-F-01> 510pp, Light wear
on spine. Pages edges browning. Very good in blue boards.
£20.00
QB-1182 ~ TRIAL OF THE MAJOR WAR CRIMINALS
BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL
VOLUME XXII ~
27 August 1946 - 1 October 1946. The official English edition,
published in accordance with the direction of the International
Military Tribunal, of the record of the trial of the major German
war criminals.
1948, Int.Tribunal Nuremberg, <35714-01-F-01> 590pp, Light wear
on spine. Page edges browning. Good in blue boards.
£18.00
QB-1183 ~ TRIAL OF THE MAJOR WAR CRIMINALS
BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL
VOLUME XXV ~
Documents and other material in evidence Numbers 001-PS TO
400-PS.The official English edition, published in accordance with
the direction of the International Military Tribunal, of the record
of the trial of the major German war criminals
1948, Int.Tribunal Nuremberg, <35715-01-F-01> 607pp graphs.
Light wear on spine. Page edges browning. very good in blue boards,
£26.00
QB-1184 ~ SIRENEN UND GEPACKTE KOFFER:
BUNKERALLTAG IN BERLIN ~ by Dietmar Arnold and Reiner
Janick
German text. In September 1940 on Adolf Hitler’s instructions a
massive schedule of work was begun in Berlin. In just four years
approximately 1000 bunkers and shelters were constructed
throughout the entire city. The so-called Führerbunker on
Wilhelmstrasse is most well-known, in which Hitler took his life
on 30 April 1945. After the Second World War the facilities were
used to house refugees and released prisoners of war. Destruction
of the shelters began in the spring 1946. During the cold war the
remaining shelters were re-activated on both sides of the Berlin
Wall. The authors tell now the history of the Berlin shelters.
2003, CH Links Verlag, 3861533081,<33737-01-F-01> 216pp,
numerous colour & b/w ills & maps, New in illustrated boards,
Ger.text,
£27.99
QB-1185 ~ GERMANY 1945: VIEWS OF WAR AND
VIOLENCE ~ by Dagmar Barnouw
A photo essay on different perspectives of war-torn Germany in
Allied and German photography and reportage. Photographers
from the U.S. Army's Signal Corps were with the troops that
occupied Germany at the end of WWII. Soon photos of death
camps and starving POWs shocked the home front, providing
ample evidence of Nazi brutality. Yet did the victors saw only
arrogance, servility, and the resentment of a population
thoroughly brainwashed by the Nazis. In fact, argues Dagmar
Barnouw, photographs from this period tell a complex story and
hold many clues for understanding the German past.
1996,9780253220431,<35849-01-F-01> 255pp, 128 b&w photos,
New in card cover, CARD
£15.99
QB-1186 ~ ALBUM HISTORIQUE: LEIBSTANDARTE SS
ADOLF HITLER ~ by Georges Bernage and Ronald McNair
A detailed photo study on Leibstandarte Adolf hitler, 1-SS
Panzer Division, originally Hitler's Body Guard. The authors
look at their campaigns and battles in Poland, France, the
Balkans, Russia, Normandy and the Ardennes, and the final
battles in Hungary and Austria. Also the Berlin battles by the
"Wachbataillon Lichterfelde" in the Citadelle defending Hitler's
Bunker. The book includes a list of Knight's Cross Holders. A
scarce and very collectible volume with French text, co-authored
by Jean-Claude Perrigault and Herbert Walther.
1996, Editions Heimdal, 2840480913,<24606-01-F-01> Large
format, 480pp, over 1000 photos, maps, Pictorial boards, fine, Fr.text,
£120.00
QB-1187 ~ WEHRMACHT & SS: CAUCASIAN, MUSLIM,
ASIAN TROOPS ~ by J F Borsarello and W Palinckx
English/French text. The period 1941 - 1942 marked a turning
point in the way the Nazis looked on the issue of "non-Aryans" in
their ranks. Following high losses in Russia, the need for
replacement troops was very great. As a consequence, Bosnians,
Arabs, Asians, Trans-Caucasians and Indian soldiers were all
enlisted in the Wehrmacht and even in the Waffen-SS. A million
such men are thought to have served. This large format book,
illustrated with more than 300 photographs, badges, flags, maps,
uniforms and other documents, tells the little known story of
these forces
2007, Editions Heimdal, 9782840482192,<35816-01-F-01> Large
Format. 157pp, colour & b/w photos & illustrations, Fine in protected
dw.
£16.00
QB-1188 ~ THE BEAUTIFUL BEAST: THE LIFE & CRIMES
OF SS-AUFSEHERIN IRMA GRESE ~ by Daniel Patrick Brown
May have small crease on cover from damage in transit.The most
notorious female concentration camp guard, she grew up in a
small, isolated agricultural hamlet, becoming a follower of Hitler
& the Nazis when they rose to power in 1933. From the drudgery
of farm life she eagerly embraced the doctrines of the BdM
(League of German Maidens). She served at Ravensbruk,
Auschwitz, & Bergen-Belsen. She was executed by the Allies in
December, 1945, at just 23 years of age. This newly revised
volume includes an appendix with a poem written by Grese in
prison, letters to relatives, & copies of her medical records from
Auschwitz-Birkenau.
2005, Golden West Hist. Pubs, 2nd Revised Edition,
0930860152,<22849-03-F-01> xxx + 145pp, 21 b/w & 4 colour ills,
New, CARD
£18.99
QB-1189 ~ THE THIRD REICH: A NEW HISTORY ~ by
Michael Burleigh
A contemporary work of history that studies Nazism as a form of
political religion - focussing on the subjects that best illuminate
the politics of faith. The book examines the organisation of the
SS, the demise of the rule of law, the Nazi euthanasia campaign,
the death camps and the genocide of the Jews & the concept of
totalitarianism
2001, Pimlico Publications, 0330487574,<30263-02-F-01> 965pp,
ills, Good Card covers edgecreased.CARD
£4.00
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QB-1190 ~ HITLER'S WAR MACHINE ~ by Robert Cecil
The German Wehrmacht and Waffen SS of World War II. With
contributions by M Cooper, William Carr, Richard Humble,
Professor D C Watt etc. There are chapters on the Waffen SS, the
Third Reich War Economy, the Home Front, the Army, Navy,
and Air Force, Hitler as a War Leader, and the politics of the
Third Reich.
1977, Hamlyn Publishing Group, 0600345009,<25945-02-F-01>
Large format, 248pp, 100 col & 200 b/w ills, Good in d/w,
£14.00
QB-1191 ~ HITLER'S WAR MACHINE ~ by Robert Cecil
The German Wehrmacht and Waffen SS of World War II. With
contributions by M Cooper, William Carr, Richard Humble,
Professor D C Watt etc. There are chapters on the Waffen SS, the
Third Reich War Economy, the Home Front, the Army, Navy,
and Air Force, Hitler as a War Leader, and the politics of the
Third Reich.
1996, Salamander Books, 0861018486,<25945-01-F-01> Large
format, 248pp, 100 col & 200 b/w ills, Vg in d/w,
£16.00
QB-1192 ~ HITLER'S WAR MACHINE ~ by Robert Cecil
The German Wehrmacht and Waffen SS of World War II. With
contributions by M Cooper, William Carr, Richard Humble,
Professor D C Watt etc. There are chapters on the Waffen SS, the
Third Reich War Economy, the Home Front, the Army, Navy,
and Air Force, Hitler as a War Leader, and the politics of the
Third Reich.
1977, Hamlyn Publishing Group, 0600345009,<25945-03-F-01>
Large format, 248pp, 100 col & 200 b/w ills, Spine cracked & split.
D/w torn. Text/ills good,
£8.00
QB-1193 ~ HITLER'S SCIENTISTS: SCIENCE WAR AND
THE DEVIL'S PACT ~ by John Cornwell
The story of Germany's scientists from the First World War to
the collapse of Hitler's Reich. The author describes how German
advances won many Nobel awards before being hijacked for wars
of conquest and genocidal racism.
2003, Viking, 0670893625,<21769-02-F-01> 535pp b/w photos, very
good in dw,
£10.00
QB-1194 ~ VERDICT ON VICHY ~ by Michael Curtis
In this book, Michael Curtis sets out to explore why and how
people, groups, and institutions in France carried out the wishes
of the Nazis, and often, especially on the "Jewish question,"
exceeded them with a zeal that is shocking. Vichy France was an
not only a collaborative ally of Third Reich but continued with
unusual zeal, their persecution of the Jews within their borders.
Vichy France's zealous anti-Semitic practices surpassed most of
Hitler's other allies including Italy
2004, Phoenix, 1842126695,<33725-01-F-01> 419pp, maps, 20 b/w
ills, New in card cover, CARD
£5.00
QB-1195 ~ FLAGS OF THE THIRD REICH ~ by Brian L Davis
Extensively illustrated with photographs and colour plates, this is
a concise but comprehensive study of the many flags and
standards of the Third Reich era. Presented in three sections it
features Flags of the Wehrmacht, (including Kriegsmarine and
the Luftwaffe, terminology, colours, emblems and parading),
Flags of the Waffen-SS (including the many Foreign Volunteer
legions), and Party and Police Unit Flags (includingsuch
organisationsa as the Sturmabteilungen, the NSKK, and the
Hitlerjugend).
2000, Osprey Publishing, 1841766739,<33630-01-F-01> A4 format,
144pp, 16 colour plates, numerous b/w photographs, vg in card
covers, CARD
£8.00
QB-1196 ~ THE WEHRMACHT WAR CRIMES BUREAU
1939-1945 ~ by Alfred M de Zayas
An account of The WWII German Armed Forces' organisation
which investigated crimes against German soldiers and civilians.
Includes case studies of occurrences in Poland 1939, the
campaign in the West 1940, Crete, Russia and also actions
against hospital ships.
1989, University Nebraska Press, 0803216807,<5498-01-F-01> xx +
364pp, 65 illustrations. Fine in protected dustjacket,
£32.00
QB-1197 ~ THE DEVIL'S VIRTUOSOS: GERMAN
GENERALS AT WAR 1940-5 ~ by David Downing
A profile of Hitler's most able German generals of WWII, their
campaigns in France, North Africa, Russia, and North West
Europe. Includes Bock, Guderian, Hoth, Kleist, Manstein, Model,
Weichs etc.
1977, New English Library, 1st UK edition, 0312198620,<20212-01F-01> 256pp, 12 ills, maps, g in worn dw, pages yellowing, £10.00
QB-1198 ~ THE SA - A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ~ by Jill
Halcomb
A comprehensive reference work of the Sturmabteilung (SA)
1920-34 & its Regalia. Includes detailed photos of uniforms and
insignia; insignia and dress regulations; chronological and
historical development of the SA; the SA's Flags & Standards.
1985, Crown/Agincourt, 0934870136,<6686-01-F-01> 277pp, over
400 photos, identification charts & drawings, Fine in protected dw,
£65.00
QB-1199 ~ WEAPONS & FIGHTING TACTICS OF THE
WAFFEN-SS ~ by Doctor S Hart and Doctor R Hart
The Waffen-SS was one of the finest fighting forces of WWII but
it's combat record was due in no small measure to it's superior
hardware and weapons. This is a comprehensive guide to the
small arms, support weapons, tanks and anti-tank weapons, and
armoured personnel carriers employed by the Death's Head
soldiers between 1939 and 1945. The authors analyse the
armoured formations and describes the actions of the great
panzer aces.
1999, Spellmount, 1862270600,<28352-02-F-01> 192pp, 70 photos,
40 line drawings, index, Fine in d/w,
£10.00
QB-1200 ~ BUNKER "HORNISSE" ~ by Eike Hemmer and
Robert Milbradt
From August, 1944, under the pseudonym "Hornisse", forced
labourers and concentration camp prisoners constructed a
shelter in Bremen Gröpelingen for the building of submarine
sections by AG Weser. The prisoners were held at KZ
Neuengamme Concentration Camp, located 15 km southeast of
Hamburg. Eye witness accounts and documents reveal the extent
to which Bremen was covered by a network of camps where
many thousands prisoners suffered and died. This is their story.
German text.
2005, Donat Verlag, 3938275022,<35332-01-F-01> Small format,
143pp, 31 b/w photos & sketch maps, New in illustrated boards,
Ger.text,
£16.99
QB-1201 ~ THE WAR PATH: HITLER'S GERMANY 1933-9 ~
by David Irving
The story Germany's path to war from 1933 to 1939 by
controversial historian of the Third Reich, David Irving. It traces
developments from the establishment of Hitler's government,
rebuilding the economy and the morale of the German nation
and the inexorable build-up of racist and nationalist
indoctrination which spawned the concentration camps, the SS
and the Final Solution. The War Path is a documentary study of
the growth of unbridled power deployed with ferocious cunning
and single-minded passion by the most dangerous leader since
Attila
1978, Michael Joseph, 1st edition, 0718116798,<24548-03-F-01>
xxvi + 301pp, 36 ills, index, Covers worn, text g,
£16.00
QB-1202 ~ HITLER'S MILITARY HEADQUARTERS ~ by
Aaron L Johnson
One of the splendid Bender publications covering the numerous
HQ from which Hitler conducted the German military effort
during WWII. The book details the organisation, structures,
security and personnel attached to the Fuhrer's various
Operational Headquarters. There is an extensive listing of all of
his movements between the various locations during the course of
the war. There are more than 370 photographs of key personnel
and locations as well as maps and illustrations of the bases
themselves.
1999, Bender Publications, 0912138807,<29578-05-F-01> 240pp,
375 b/w photos, maps, ills, source notes, New in illustrated boards,
£34.00
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the Axis capitals and met Adolf Hitler in Berlin. The process of
extermination was actively planned, and the authors analyze the
potential realisation of that programme within the context of
another holocaust in the Middle East.Publication has been
delayed. Available for pre-order.
2009, Enigma Books, 9781929631933,<35694-01-F-01> 272pp, 20
b/w illustrations, New in card cover, CARD
£16.99
QB-1208 ~ SIGNAL: YEARS OF RETREAT 1943-44.
HITLER'S WARTIME PICTURE MAGAZINE ~ by (editor) S L
Mayer
The third volume of this series in which the previously
unpublished photogrpahs are accompanied by an decreasingly
strident text.The editors combined the few victories with
untruths about advances or features on prosperity in the Reich.
Dwindling sales from late 1943 indicated that they were not very
convincing.
1979, Prentice Hall, 0138100284,<32427-01-F-01> Large Format, vg
in dw,
£15.00
QB-1209 ~ HITLER: THE SURVIVAL MYTH ~ by Donald M
McKale
The final days in Berlin and the numerous strange myths and
alleged evidence of Hitler's survival. This, exhaustively
researched history describes the events in the famous Berlin
bunker where Hitler spent his last days and shows how the myth
of his survival was created and perpetuated, in spite of evidence
to the contrary.
1983, Stein & Day, 0812862082,<5985-01-F-01> xii + 270pp, 12
ills, vg in card covers, CARD
£10.00
XN-2546 ~ COLLECTING THIRD REICH RECORDINGS ~ by
Stuart McKenzie
This exciting book breaks new ground on Third Reich subjects,
being a history of the German broadcasting system and the
various departments related to the subject, along with a
breakdown of Third Reich recordings of speeches and music.
Contains much hitherto unknown information plus numerous
photographs of record labels, sheet music covers and military
bands.
2001, Ulric Publishing, 0953757722,<31452-01-F-01> A4 format,
124pp, 306 photographs, New in laminated card cover, CARD
£19.95
QB-1210 ~ LEADERS OF THE SS & GERMAN POLICE
VOLUME 1 ~ by Michael D Miller
Volume 1: Ahrens to Gutenberg. Himmler's general officers were
a diverse and fascinating group of men, consisting of brilliant and
not-so-brilliant military strategists, highly educated members of
the legal and medical professions, and mass murderers on a
grand scale. This first volume provides detained biographical
sketches and photos of 71 senior leaders of the SS and German
Police. It includes promotion dates, every position held during
their career, decorations received, postwar prosecution, and
personal data. Many examples of signatures are also provided.
Co-authored by Andreas Schulz and Ken McCanliss, with a
foreword by Mark C Yerger.
2007, Bender Publications, 9329700373,<33696-01-F-01> 498pp,
330 + photos & ills, New in pictorial boards,
£32.00
QB-1211 ~ THE EAST CAME WEST ~ by (Editor) Antonio J
Munoz
Subtitled 'Muslim, Hindu & Buddhist Volunteers in the German
Armed Forces, 1941-1945', this is the story of close to two million
men from Arab Nations, India, Indo-China, The Balkans, Russia,
The Crimea and the Asian Republics of The USSR who donned
the field gray uniform of the German Army and fought for the
Third Reich, usually bravely and to the bitter end.
2001, Axis Europa, 1891227394,<30707-04-F-01> 332pp, 181 b/w
ills, maps, tables, New,
£38.00
QB-1212 ~ COSSACKS IN THE GERMAN ARMY 1941-1945 ~
by Samuel J Newland
This book details the history of one group, out of the one million
people of Soviet nationality who served with the German Army in
World War II, the Cossacks. The author addresses the
ideological beliefs of National Socialism towards the Slavs, and
QB-1203 ~ COUNTDOWN TO VALKYRIE ~ by Nigel Jones
The July Plot of 1944 was masterminded by Count Claus von
Stauffenberg, a member of the German General Staff, a
decorated war hero. Never a supporter of Nazi ideology,
Stauffenberg developed a plot to kill Hitler at the Wolf's Lair on
20th July 1944. Besides the assassination, Stauffenberg organised
plans to take over command of the German forces and sue for
peace with the Allies. The attempt failed and Hitler was only
injured.In remarkable detail, with photographs, explanatory
maps and diagrams, author Nigel Jones dissects the lead up to the
attempt, the events of the day in minute-by-minute detail.
2009, Frontline Books, 9781848325081,<35766-01-F-01> 308pp,
numerous b/w photos, New in d/w,
£19.99
QB-1204 ~ PAN/BALLANTINE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF
WWII : WAFFEN-SS THE ASPHALT SOLDIERS ~ by John
Keegan
A concise history by John Keegan. The Nazi organisation headed
by Heinrich Himmler which was transformed from a
paramilitary wing of the Party apparatus to a formidable
fighting machine in WWII - more than equal to any army it
faced. It also had its darker side. SS men carried out executions
of partisans in conquered territories, ran the Death Camps and
the ghettos, and committed atrocities against Allied prisoners
1970, Pan/Ballantine, 0345097688,<7927-02-F-01> 160pp, 100
photos, ills. G in worn card cover, CARD
£4.00
QB-1205 ~ LAST DAYS OF THE REICH ~ by James Lucas
The collapse of Nazi Germany, May 1945. With the rout on the
Eastern Front Berlin faced destruction, meanwhle in the West,
the Allies pushed across the Rhine and deeper into Hitler's Reich.
This was a time for revenge by the occupied peoples and
partisans - the Czechs, the Yugoslavs and the Russians - on their
racial and political enemies as well as the Germans. It was the
end in Austria and Italy and, on the Western Front, British,
American and French troops faced old men and boys with
makeshift weapons
1986, Guild Publishing, <17071-04-F-01> 250pp, 100 ills and maps,
appendices, bibliography, index, vg in vg dw,
£9.00
QB-1206 ~ LAST DAYS OF THE REICH ~ by James Lucas
The collapse of Nazi Germany, May 1945. With the rout on the
Eastern Front Berlin faced destruction, meanwhle in the West,
the Allies pushed across the Rhine and deeper into Hitler's Reich.
This was a time for revenge by the occupied peoples and
partisans - the Czechs, the Yugoslavs and the Russians - on their
racial and political enemies as well as the Germans. It was the
end in Austria and Italy and, on the Western Front, British,
American and French troops faced old men and boys with
makeshift weapons
1986, Arms & Armour Press, 0853688001,<17071-03-F-01> 250pp,
100 ills and maps, appendices, bibliography, index, Vg in d/w,
£10.00
QB-1207 ~ SS: HIMMLER'S BLACK ORDER ~ by Robin
Lumsden
The real story of the SS is so complex as to deny belief. It is a tale
of intrigue and nepotism, archeology and Teutonism, and art and
symbolism - an order led by a man who believed that he was the
spiritual reincarnation of the Saxon King, Heinrich I. The book
looks in detail at the Waffen-SS and the Allgemeine-SS and the
effects they had on the German Police, Reich Security, racial
policies, education and the economy. It covers in detail their
uniforms and regalia which were designed to set Himmler's men
apart as a new elite in the Third Reich
1997, Sutton Publishing, 0750913967,<26520-02-F-01> 288pp, 34
col & 200 b/w ills, Mint in d/w,
£25.00
XN-2545 ~ NAZI PALESTINE ~ by Klaus-Michael Mallman and
Martin Coppers
In 1941–1942, specific plans were being considered at the highest
levels in Berlin to bring about the genocide of the Jews in
Palestine. With the invasion of Egypt now in sight Arab
nationalists, seeking to eliminate the British and French
mandates over Palestine and Lebanon, recruited the Grand
Mufti of Jerusalem, Hadj Amin Al Husseini. The Mufti visited
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1999, Schiffer Publications, 0764307770,<28761-02-F-01> Large
format, 383pp, over 460 photos, 30 maps, Mint in protected d/w,
£46.00
QB-1218 ~ THE NAZIS : A WARNING FROM HISTORY ~ by
Laurence Rees
The book of the BAFTA winning BBC TV series. A fresh look at
how the Nazis came to power exposing some of the popular
myths. It describes the horrors of the Eastern Front including the
occupation and division of Poland, the growth of anti semitism to
its culmination in the gas chambers of Treblinka and Auschwitz.
1997, BBC Publications, 0563384735,<30356-01-F-01> 256pp
Numerous photographs , Good in edgecreased covers, CARD £8.00
QB-1219 ~ THE SS: ALIBI OF A NATION ~ by Gerald Reitlinger
A study of all aspects of the SS. From its formation and gradual
expansion as the Reich security service, the Party Army with its
fighting divisions, the Einsatzgruppen, the 'final solution', etc.
The 1981 edition with the foreword by Martin Gilbert.
1981, Arms & Armour Press, 0853681872,<5883-04-F-01> xi +
502pp, 26 photos, 3 maps. Good in creased d/w,
£8.00
QB-1220 ~ THE SPOIL OF EUROPE ~ by Thomas Reveille
A study of the theory and practice of "the Nazi technique in
political and economic conquest" - the NSDAP strategy of social
and political domination. Looks at their techniques of
commandeering money and controlling the banking system.
1942, Allen & Unwin, <28530-01-F-01> 344pp, maps, diagrams,
appendix, bibliography, index, Good,
£18.00
QB-1221 ~ SOLDIERS OF THE WAFFEN-SS: MANY
NATIONS, ONE MOTTO ~ by Marc Rikmenspoel
An epic photographic record of the many units and nationalities
which comprised the Waffen-SS in WWII. The photographs are
largely previously unpublished and uniquely, they are captioned
with the date (sometimes approximate), the unit and where
possible, the actual individuals portrayed. This is a truly
collectable volume for historians and researchers of the WaffenSS.
1999, J J Fedorowicz, 0921991428,<28252-03-F-01> Large format,
421pp, over 820 photos & ills , New,
£65.00
QB-1222 ~ EXPLAINING HITLER: THE SEARCH FOR THE
ORIGINS OF HIS EVIL ~ by Ron Rosenbaum
The author talks to great Hitler scholars such as Hugh TrevorRoper and Alan Bullock, interviews survivors of the Holocaust
and sifts documentary records in order to try and build up a
psychological profile of the German dictator. He follows his life
from humble Austrian origins to the Berlin bunker in 1945 in
search of what shaped the man and why so many fell under his
spell
1998, Macmillan, 0333734572,<35731-01-F-01> 444pp, Good in
edgecreased dw,
£9.00
QB-1223 ~ PARADIES RUINEN: DAS KDF-SEEBAD DER
ZWANZIGTAUSEND AUF RUGEN ~ by Jurgen Rostock and
Franz Zadnicek
German text. Robert Ley was organizational director of the
NSDAP, and later chief of the Arbeitsfront, including its
organization for the leisure time, "Strength through Joy"
("Kraft durch Freude"). On May 2nd 1936, amidst a crowd of
workers and men in uniform, Ley laid a foundation stone at
Prora Bay on the Island of Rugen. It was the start of construction
of "the most colossal seaside resort of the world." Millions of
Germans were to recuperate here at the Baltic Sea and so to
demonstrate the superiority of the National Socialist ideal. The
"resort of the 20,000" never went into operation, actually serving
as military hospital and then as NVA (East German
Army)barracks. This extensively illustrated volume examines the
planning and construction of the complex, and looks at its post
war use (or lack of it)
2006, CH Links Verlag, 9783861534051,<33736-01-F-01> 149pp,
c160 b/w photos & ills, New in illustrated boards, Ger.text,
£21.99
QB-1224 ~ THE JACKDAW OF LINZ ~ by David Roxan and Ken
Wanstall
Hitler's project that rifled Occupied Europe to create a vast
collection of art by confiscation, forced sale, and theft, as a
the deep seated desire to destroy Marxism and the Soviet State. It
looks at the debate which took place on the practice of recruiting
Soviet citizens into the service of an army who did not have the
manpower, resources or material to bring the war to a succesful
conclusion. It describes their early recruitment, and organisation
into a division and a Cavalry Corps.
1991, Frank Cass, 0714633518,<5011-02-F-01> xiv + 218pp, photos,
maps. Fine in fine dw,
£48.00
QB-1213 ~ GERMAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE IN
WORLD WAR II: THE ABWEHR. ~ by Lauran Paine
The story of the Abwehr in WWII and Admiral Canaris, the
enigmatic man who commanded it until his arrest and execution
in the final months of the war. It was the Abwehr which supplied
Hitler and his generals with the information which they used in
planning the subjugation of Europe - whilst the organisation
itself was headed by a man who at some point in his career
(although when is open to question) became an anti-Nazi and
worked to achieve a Nazi defeat.
1988, Military Heritage Press, 0880291885,<13350-02-F-01> vii +
199pp, 16 photos, index, vg in rubbed dw,
£12.00
XN-2547 ~ HITLER'S CHANCELLERY: A PALACE TO LAST
A THOUSAND YEARS ~ by Ronald Pawley
The most iconic building of the Third Reich, Hitler's New State
Chancellery, was designed by Albert Speer specifically to embody
the power and arrogance of the new Nazi regime. The dimensions
and decoration of its state apartments were devised to instil awe
in the visitor, and it was intended to be the first working model
for Germania - capital city of the Thousand-Year Reich. Instead,
it was completely destroyed after barely ten years. Today its very
site can only be located with great difficulty.
2009, Crowood Press Ltd, 9781847970916,<35745-01-F-01> 192pp,
200 colour & b/w photos, New in d/w,
£25.00
QB-1214 ~ THE DEATH OF HITLER ~ by Ada Petrova and Peter
Watson
The extraordinary story of Hitler's death and the last days in the
Berlin Bunker. Discusses the disposal of Hitler's body, the
Russian investigations, the alleged locations of the remains, and
the revelations in the secret Russian archives.
1995, Richard Cohen Books, 1860660290,<24267-01-F-01> xii +
188pp, ills (including colour) & drawings, vg in vg dw,
£8.00
QB-1215 ~ HARVEST OF HATE ~ by Leon Poliakov
Introduction by Lord Russell of Liverpool. A study of the Nazi
policy of slavery, cruelty and extermination against those they
considered inferior peoples. The author has used official
documents to describe the fate of the Jews, Gypsies, Russians,
Czechs & Poles, and the Final Solution.
1956, Elek Books, <5851-01-F-01> 338pp ills. dw torn at spine
edges, browning on endpaper ow vg,
£10.00
QB-1216 ~ HITLER AND HIS SECRET PARTNERS :
CONTRIBUTIONS LOOT AND REWARDS 1933-1945 ~ by
James Pool
The story of the financial calculation, exploitation, and greed at
the core of the Third Reich, and revelations about those who
provided Hitler with money. The gains made by germany's top
industrialists and financiers as they took over the facories,
machinery and raw materials left in the wake of Hitler's
advances.
1997, Pocket Books Inc, 0671760815,<35728-01-F-01> 415pp b/w
photos, very good in dw,
£10.00
QB-1217 ~ TWELVE YEARS WITH HITLER: A HISTORY OF
1.KOMPANIE LEIBSTANDARTE SS ADOLF HITLER ~ by
(Editor) Hans Quassowski
A magnificent Schiffer publication produced by the LAH
Veterans Association & many years in preparation. This is the
history of 1.Kompanie Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler from 1933
to 1945. The original cadre of the later Waffen-SS was formed in
March 1933 as the "SS Headquarters Guard Berlin". From the
first 117 volunteers there emerged more than fifty senior SS
officers, to serve in the 38 Waffen-SS divisions that were later
formed. Twenty former members won the Knight's Cross having
served om almost every front during WWII.
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of positions, list of fights and battles, reports of strengths and
losses.
1999, J J Fedorowicz, 0921991436,<28902-02-F-01> 487pp, ills,
maps, glossary, appendix, sources, New,
£48.00
QB-1230 ~ SNIPER ON THE EASTERN FRONT: THE
MEMOIRS OF SEPP ALLERBERGER KNIGHTS CROSS ~ by
Albrecht Wacker
Josef Sepp Allerberger, was an Austrian conscript who was
drafted to the Southern sector of the Eastern Front in July 1942.
Wounded at Voroshilovsk, he experimented with a captured
Russian sniper-rifle whilst convalescing, and returned to his unit
as a sniper specialist. As the German Army was forced to
withdraw under almost constant pressure from the Russians,
Allerberger became one of the very few private soldiers to be
awarded the coveted Knights Cross. This harrowing memoir
provides a vivid insight to the atrocious conditions and brutal
cruelty of this campaign.
2005, Pen & Sword, 1844153177,<35814-01-F-01> 146pp, 9 b/w
photos, maps, As new in d/w,
£12.00
QB-1231 ~ HITLER'S GUARD: STORY OF THE
LEIBSTANDARTE SS ADOLF HITLER 1933-1945 ~ by James J
Weingartner
The premier division of the Waffen SS, raised by Sepp Dietrich in
1933, and developed into a full Panzer Division. It fought in the
Polish, French and Greek Campaigns. In Russia its battles
included Karkov and Kursk. Decimated in the Normandy battles,
it lead the attack in the Ardennes and ended the war fighting on
the Austro-Hungarian borders. A re-issued edition of a classic.
1990, Battery Press, 089839127X,<8454-02-F-01> xii + 194pp, 27
illustrations, Mint in plastic protected dustjacket,
£18.00
XN-2549 ~ REINHARD HEYDRICH: THE BIOGRAPHY,
VOLUME 1 'THE ROAD TO WAR' ~ by Max Williams and Ulric
of England
A unique collection of photographs bring to life this biography of
Hitler's heir apparent, Reinhard Heydrich. This extraordinary
man, who rose to become second only to Himmler within the SS,
had a life of controversy, which continues to this day. Labelled as
the author of the 'Final Solution' to the Jewish question,
Heydrich is branded by some as a 20th century Machiavelli.
Others in admiration of his intelligence, sporting & musical
talents, have bestowed upon him the iconic status of a
Renaissance man. Volume 1 details Heydrichs lifeto the outbreak
of WWII
2003, Ulric Publishing, 0953757757,<31819-01-F-01> A4 format,
168pp, 275 photos & illustrations , New in decorative boards, £34.95
memorial to himself. The collection was intended for exhibition at
Linz.
1976, White Lion, 0856172669,<21231-01-F-01> 195pp, 41 ills,
Good in dw,
£12.00
XN-2548 ~ HE WAS MY CHIEF: THE MEMOIRS OF ADOLF
HITLER'S SECRETARY ~ by Christa Schroeder
Christa Schroeder was perfectly placed to observe the actions
and behaviour of Hitler, along with the most important figures
surrounding him and her memoir does not fail to deliver
fascinating insights. She notes Hitler's bourgeois manners, his
vehement abstemiousness and his mood swings, and reflects
candidly on political and military developments from the earliest
days of the regime through its final collapse. This is, without
doubt, one of the most important primary sources from the
wartime period.
2009, Pen & Sword, 9781848325364,<35702-01-F-01> 248pp, 8pp
b/w photos, New in d/w,
£19.99
QB-1225 ~ OTTO SKORZENY: MY COMMANDO
OPERATIONS ~ by Otto Skorzeny
The memoirs of Hitler's most daring commando. The legendary
Skorzeny was the man who rescued Mussolini and this is the first
English publication of his unabridged memoirs. Includes his
special operations on the Russian Front and in other European
Theaters, as well as his notorious Ardennes operation. Naturally
the daring, 1943 rescue of Benito Mussolini from under the noses
of his Italian guards is covered in detail.
1995, Schiffer Publications, 0887407188,<21862-01-F-01> 496pp,
30 ills, New,
£29.95
QB-1226 ~ SKORZENY'S SPECIAL MISSIONS ~ by Otto
Skorzeny
Otto Skorzeny was an Obersturmbannführer in the Waffen-SS
during World War II. After fighting on the Eastern Front, he
rescued Benito Mussolini from imprisonment after his
overthrow. He helped train the Werwolves, a Nazi stay-behind
organisation to engage in guerrilla warfare against the Allies. He
organized the Nazi "ratlines", which formed the basis of the
ODESSA network after the war, which helped exfiltrate Nazi war
criminals to Franquist Spain and other friendly countries (in
particular South America). This is the scarce first edition of his
account of his activities.
1957, Robert Hale Ltd, 1st edition, <7928-01-F-01> 221pp, 14 ills.
black cloth, Good,
£16.00
QB-1227 ~ INSIDE THE THIRD REICH ~ by Albert Speer
The recollections of Albert Speer, Hitler's personal architect and
designer of the Nurmeburg Rallies and the New Reich
Chancellery. Appointed Minister of Armament after the strange
death of Todt, he revolutionized German military production. He
recounts the Secret Weapon developments, the threat to the
Third Reichs'fuel by bombing, and how he saved the rump of
Germany from Hitler's orders for total destruction
1970, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 0297000152,<8725-01-F-01> xx +
596pp, 49 photos, index, Good. Torn dustjacket. Prev owner stamp
on endpaper.
£8.00
QB-1228 ~ BARBAROSSA TO BERLIN: VOL. I, THE LONG
DRIVE EAST ~ by Brian Taylor
A chronology of the campaigns on the Eastern Front, 1941-45.
This first volume covers the period from June, 1941 to
November, 1942, when the massive concentration of German
forces in Eastern Europe precipitated the largest land conflict the
world had ever seen. This day-by-day account includes detailed
German and Soviet orders of battle, detailed studies of each
combat sector, numerous illustrations and 25 maps
2003, Spellmount, 1862272069,<31835-01-F-01> 310p, illustrations,
maps, Mint in protected d/w,
£12.00
QB-1229 ~ IN THE FIRESTORM OF THE LAST YEAR OF
THE WAR ~ by Wilhelm Tieke
The final defensive battles of II.SS-Panzerkorps with 9 and 10
SS-Divisions "Hohenstaufen" and "Frundsberg". Translated
from the German by Frederick Steinhardt. The Appendix covers
Fieldpost numbers, list of decorations and honours, list of holders
The Third Reich – Military Structure
QB-1232 ~ DEUTSCHLANDS GENERALE UND ADMIRALE:
PART IV: GENERALE DES HEERES 1921-1945: VOL 7 KNLU ~
Includes the military careers/developments of prominent
personalities of German military history from the time of the
Weimar Republic and the Third Reich up to 1945. German text
Biblio Verlag GmbH. & Co. 3-7648-2582-0,<32145-01-F-02> , New
in maroon boards, Ger.text,
£68.00
QB-1233 ~ ERICH RAEDER: ADMIRAL OF THE THIRD
REICH ~ by Keith Bird
Erich Raeder led the German Navy during the last turbulent
years of the Weimar Republic, the rise of Hitler, and through
World War II. The author shows him to be a political activist and
the architect of German naval policy. Raeder's strict leadership
of the Navy after 1928 and his relationship with Hitler and the
Nazi state is placed in the context of his formative years as an
Imperial naval officer, his First World War combat experience,
and his critical role in the survival and development of the postwar Reichsmarine
2006, Naval Institute Press, 1557500479,<35782-01-F-02> 282pp.
illustrations, As new in dw,
£10.00
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XN-2550 ~ THE LAST KNIGHT OF FLANDERS ~ by Allen
Brandt
This is the story of the Flemish volunteers of Germany's famed
Waffen-SS. The book centres around Remy Schrijnen, the only
volunteer to win the heralded Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
Since 1830 Belgium has been a country consisting primarily of
two peoples: the French-speaking Walloons and the Dutchspeaking Flemings. The Flemish volunteers sided with the
Germans in World War II in hopes that they would gain
independence within their native country. They fought on the
Eastern Front, but after the war, they were returned home to
their native Flanders as criminals. Some were executed, most
were sent to prison.
1998, Schiffer Publications, 0764305883,<35741-01-F-02> 272pp,
110 + b/w photographs, illustrations, maps , New,
£24.95
QB-1234 ~ AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE GESTAPO
~ by Rupert Butler
Noted author & journalist, Butler explains in depth the complex
nature of the Nazi Security Service & its secret police wing, The
Gestapo was founded by Goring when Prime Minister of Prussia
in 1933 &, after the supression of Rohm's SA, was taken over by
Heydrich when German Police functions were incorporated into
the RHSA in 1939. After Heydrich's assasination, Heinrich
Muller, head of the Gestapo, answered directly to Himmler.The
Gestapo worked closely with the SD, the Reich's Intelligence
organisation at home & in the occupied territories.
1992, Ian Allan Publishing, 0711020396,<10798-03-F-02> 240pp,
226 ills, Fine in d/w,
£10.00
QB-1235 ~ PANZER DIVISIONS, PANZERGRENADIER
DIVISIONS, PANZER BRIGADES: VOL.I (PART 2) ~ by J
Dugdale
The Army and Waffen-SS in the West, October 1944. Refitting
and Re-equipment 1. Actual organisations and strengths of
Panzer Lehr(130), 2, 9, 11, 21, 116 Panzer Divisions, 1 SS
Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, 2 SS Das Reich, 9 SS Hohenstaufen,
10 SS Frundsberg, 12 SSHitlerjugend Panzer Divisions. 3, 15, 25
and 17 SS Götz von Berlichingen 2. Panzer Grenadier Divisions:
3, 15, 25, 17SS. 3. Panzer Brigades: 105, 106 Feldherrnhalle, 107,
108, 111, 112, 113, Führer Grenadier, Führer Beglite.
2008, Military Press9780854202072,<35243-01-F-02> A4 format, ix
+ 154pp, New in card cover, CARD
£19.99
XN-2551 ~ IN GOOD FAITH: THE HISTORY OF THE 4.SSPOLIZEI-PANZER-GRENADIER-DIVISION, VOL I. : 19391943 ~ by Friedrich Husemann
The Polizei-Division was one of the lesser-known combat
formations of the Waffen-SS. Composed primarily of police
officers, it was formed in October 1939 and served almost
exclusively on the Eastern Front where it was eventually
equipped as a Panzergrenadier-Division (mechanized division).
This volume of the two-part history covers the formation of the
division in 1939, its employment during the campaign in France,
and finally its commitment in the East. Its finest hour was in the
action on the Wolchow River, where the Russians attempted to
relieve the beleaguered city of Leningrad.
2003, J J Fedorowicz, 0921991746,<31531-02-F-02> 436pp, 40pp of
b/w photos, 34 maps, appendices, New in pictorial boards,
£42.00
QB-1236 ~ IN GOOD FAITH: THE HISTORY OF THE 4.SSPOLIZEI-PANZER-GRENADIER-DIVISION, VOL. 2: 19431945 ~ by Friedrich Husemann
This second volume on the 4.SS Polizei-Division takes up their
history at the beginning of 1943, and the story of 2 battalions that
were sent to the Don Front at the end of 1942. The author was a
former member of the division. The story takes us from the
merciless forests and swamps of northern Russia, to the partisanfilled mountains of Greece, through Serbia and Romania to
Hungary, in desperate defensive battles in Hungary, Poland and
Germany, to the final hopeless battles near Berlin and the bitter
surrender on May 2 1945.
2009, J J Fedorowicz, 9780921991960,<35803-01-F-02> 600pp, 32
photographs, 40 maps and 24 appendices. New in illustrated boards,
£59.00
QB-1237 ~ LES COSAQUES DE PANNWITZ: PANNWITZ
COSSACKS 1942-1945 ~ by François de Lannoy
An extensively illustrated history of the Cossack Divisions which
fought with the German Wehrmacht under the command of
Major-General Helmuth von Pannwitz. French/English text.
2000, Editions Heimdal, 2840481316,<33916-01-F-02> Large
format, 288pp, 57 colour & c800 b/w illustrations, Mint in protected
dustjacket, Eng/Fr.text,
£38.00
QB-1238 ~ THE HITLER YOUTH ~ by David Littlejohn
Amongst the most comprehensive study of the Hitler Youth and
its branches ever to be written. The history, uniforms, insignia,
flags and pennants of the HJ, DJ, BDM, NSDS+B are illustrated
and described in detail in more than thirty chapters. There are
also chapters on hitherto unknown uniforms and insignia of
foreign branches of the Hj including those of Hungary,
Yugoslavia, Croatia, Latvia, Estonia, and many more.
1988, Agincourt, 0934870217,<10031-02-F-02> 377pp, 300 b/w &
colour photos, bibliography. Fine in protected dustjacket,
£100.00
QB-1239 ~ HITLER'S BRITISH SLAVES ~ by Sean Longden
Between 1939 and 1945 almost 200,000 British and
Commonwealth Servicemen were held as Prisoners of War in
Germany. All those under the rank of sergeant were eligible for
work and few enjoyed the rosy PoW life engraved in the
imagination of the British public. The reality was chillingly
different. The tunnels they dug were deep underground in
German coalmines, not a route to escape. They worked 12 hour
shifts, six days a week - cutting timber, quarrying stone,
harvesting crops, laying railway lines, and clearing bombsites.
They ate starvation rations, faced disease and daily attacks by
their guards
2005, Arris Books, 1844370607,<35783-01-F-02> 288pp b/w ills, As
new in dw,
£10.00
XN-2552 ~ FALLSCHIRMJAGER AT THE GRAND SASSO ~
by Oscar Gonzalez Lopez
A colourful monograph published in Spain covering the
Liberation of Mussolini by German Parachute forces on 12th
September, 1943. The mission was led by SS-Sturmbannführer
Otto Skorzeny. Operation Oak (Unternehmen Eiche), was
carried out perfectly, the German forces landing by glider.
Mussolini was rescued without a single shot being fired. Flying
out in a Storch airplane, Skorzeny escorted Mussolini to Rome
and later to Berlin. The exploit earned him fame, promotion, and
the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
2006, AF Editions, Wars and Battles No.1, 9788496935006,<3569901-F-02> A4 format, 64pp, 8 colour illustrations, colour 3-view plan,
58 b/w photos, New in card cover, CARD
£8.99
QB-1240 ~ DAS SS-SONDERKOMMANDO DIRLEWANGER ~
by Rolf Michaelis
German text. SS-Sonderkommando “Dirlewanger” was set up in
1940 to carry out anti-partisan operations in the eastern occupied
territories. First used in the Generalgouvernement area, the unit
was notorious for its campaigns of plunder, murder and
extortion. In the White Russian theatre the unit participated in
numerous anti-partisan actions, acquiring a reputation for
brutality and terror. Based upon contemporary documents, this
is a detailed account of their operations between 1941 and 1944.
2006, Michaelis Verlag, 9783930849383,<30335-01-F-02> 223pp,
28 photos, 10 maps, New in illustrated boards, Ger.text,
£15.00
QB-1241 ~ DIE SS-STURMBRIGADE "DIRLEWANGER" ~ by
Rolf Michaelis
A continuation of the author’s 1998/99 book published in two
editions. SS- Sonderkommando Dirlewanger was formed in July
1940 at Oranienburg to hunt down & eliminate partisan groups
in the occupied territories, particularly in Russia. This volume
covers its activities in the Warsaw Rebellion during July &
August, 1944, its activities in Slovakia & retreat into East Prussia
in the Spring of 1945. In preparation for many years this volume
uses original archive material as well as eyewitness accounts.
German text
2006, Michaelis Verlag, 3938392215,<31675-01-F-02> 133pp,
numerous b/w ills & maps, New in pictorial boards, Ger.text, £19.95
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QB-1242 ~ KAMPF UND UNTERGANG DER 32. SSFREIWILLIGEN-GRENADIER-DIVISION "30 JANUAR" ~ by
Rolf Michaelis
German text. After the Red Army had reached the Oder at the
end of January 1945, a new SS division was raised to confront
them in the defence of the Reich. With little time for training,
32.SS division, “30 Januar” was deployed in the area south
Frankfurt/Oder in February 1945. The division was decimated in
the large-scale Soviet attack of 16 April 1945. This short history,
compiled from contemporary accounts of former members of the
division, is complemented by facsimile reproductions of
numerous identity documents, letters and orders.
2006, Michaelis Verlag, 9783930849390,<16101-01-F-02> 108pp,
80 ills, 5 maps, New in illustrated boards, Ger.text,
£19.95
QB-1243 ~ SS-FALLSCHIRMJÄGER-BATAILLON 500/600 ~
by Rolf Michaelis
The first English translation of Rolf Michaelis's history of the
only Fallschirmjäger-Bataillon of the Waffen-SS. Formed in 1943
as a Bewährungsverband for special missions (guerrilla
operations in the Balkans) the unit was deployed at many focal
points of heavy combat on the eastern and western fronts. Nearly
destroyed at the Schwedt and Alt-Küstrinchen bridgeheads, the
remainder pulled back to the west over Parchim at the end of
April 1945 and entered US captivity in May 1945. This is their
story, including extremely rare photographs.
2008, Schiffer Publications, 9780764329449,<32468-04-F-02>
120pp, 70 + b/w images, New,
£24.95
QB-1244 ~ FORGOTTEN LEGIONS: OBSCURE COMBAT
FORMATIONS OF THE WAFFEN-SS ~ by Antonio J Munoz
Some little known Waffen SS fighting units, such as the
Parachute units, were considered the "elite of the elite". Units
were raised from Croats, Albanians and Moslem-Turkic
nationalities as well as the Freiwilligen (volunteer) formations
from Yugoslavia, Russia, Spain, Hungary and elsewhere. This
extensively illustrated book is compiled from war diaries and
recollections, supported by numerous maps, photos and
illustrations. This pre-owned copy is in fair/good condition in a
plastic sleeved dustwrapper. The previous owner has inscribed
the front endpaper and highlighted/marked some items in the
bibliography at the end of the book.
1991, Paladin Press, 0873646460,<453-03-F-02> 405pp, large
format, 100 + ills,
£20.00
QB-1245 ~ IRON FIST ~ by Antonio J Munoz
A combat history of the 17.SS Panzergrenadier Division "Gotz
von Berlichingen", 1943-1945. This SS armoured infantry
division fought strictly on the Western Front.
1999, Axis Europa, 1891227297,<28664-01-F-02> 82pp, 20
tables/charts, 20 photos, 10 battle maps, As new. CARD
£15.00
QB-1246 ~ WEHRMACHT REAR GUARD SECURITY IN THE
USSR, 1941 – 1945 ~ by Antonio J Munoz
A detailed study of German rear guard security in the Soviet
Union from Third Reich specialist publisher, Axis Europa.
Contains maps & rare, previously unpublished photographs. A
"must" for any Eastern Front library.
2004, Axis Europa, 189122753X,<32285-02-F-02> 61pp, 4 detailed
maps, photos, New in card cover, CARD
£14.00
QB-1247 ~ DECISION IN THE UKRAINE, SUMMER 1943: II
SS AND III PANZERKORPS ~ by George O Nipe
The full story of the crucial battles of Army Group South on the
Mius conducted by II SS Panzercorps consisting of 2-SS Division
"Das Reich" and 3-SS Division "Totenkopf". Also covered are
the battles for Bogodukhov, an analysis of the largest tank battle
in history at Prochorovka, the 6th Armee's retreat and the final
loss of the Ukraine. This pre-0wned copy is encased in a adhesive
backed plastic sleeve. The previous owner has inscribed it and
has highlighted/marked the bibliography and publishers listing
page. Nevertheless this is a fair copy of a scarce, collectible
volume.
1997, J J Fedorowicz, 0921991355,<26910-01-F-02> 390pp, 75
photos, 29 maps, orders of battle, fair in pictorial boards,
£50.00
QB-1248 ~ THE 1ST PANZER DIVISION 1935-1945: A
PICTORIAL HISTORY ~ by Horst Reibenstahl
A chronicle of the oldest and most experienced Panzer division in
the Wehrmacht. This English edition, translated from the
original German unit history, is a profusely illustrated record of
the 1st Pz.Div in Poland, France, Russia, Hungary and Germany.
It contains more than 500 photographs of the men and their
Armoured Fighting Vehicles, plus numerous maps of their
various campaigns and battlefronts. This copy is sleeved in clear
plastic film. It has a previous owner's inscription at the fep, plus
some highlighting of the text on the back d/w flyleaf. Otherwise it
is in fine condition.
1991, Schiffer Publications, 0887402836,<8605-05-F-02> 224pp,
500 photos, 16 maps, Some marking, ow fine,
£18.00
QB-1249 ~ THE WAFFEN-SS: HITLER'S ELITE GUARD AT
WAR 1939-1945 ~ by George H Stein
An excellent study on the Waffen SS from its formation to the
end of World War II. The primary purpose of the book is to trace
the evolution of the Waffen-SS and to ascertain the part it played
in the history of the Third Reich. The author traces the
development of Himmler's Army including the use of Foreign
Nationals, such as the Baltic Legions. The Waffen-SS grew from
28,000 men to more than 500,000 in 1945
2002, Cerberus, 1841451002,<10743-04-F-02> xxxvi + 330pp, ills,
maps, Mint in plastic protected dw,
£18.00
QB-1250 ~ EUROPEAN VOLUNTEERS : 5 SS PANZER
DIVISION WIKING ~ by Peter Strassner
A first edition of Strassner's official history of the 'Wiking'
Division of the Waffen SS. It was formed in 1940 with German,
Volksdeutsch, Dutch, Danish, Flemish and Norwegian volunteers,
later joined by Finns and Estonians. The division fought
exclusively on the Eastern Front, 1941-45, at Galacia, Tarnopol,
Azov, Rostov, Donez, Mius, West Caucausus, The Don, Karkov,
Kovel, Warsaw, Modlin, Budapest, and in the the defence of the
Reich. Includes a table of Commanding Generals.
1988, J J Fedorowicz, 0921991045,<33473-05-F-02> x + 316pp, 112
photos, 25 maps, Mint in plastic protected cover,
£34.00
XN-2553 ~ SNIPER ACE: FROM THE EASTERN FRONT TO
SIBERIA ~ by Bruno Sutkus
Throughout World War II, German snipers carried a
'Scharfshützen Buch' which recorded every kill. The journal of
Sutkus is one of only a few such books to have survived the war.
It records more than 200 kills, placing him as one of the war's
most successful snipers. As a Hitler Youth member his skill as a
marksman was quickly noted and, in July 1943, aged 19, he was
drafted into the Wehrmacht. Posted to the Eastern Front, he
became one of Germany's best snipers and, in November 1944, he
was awarded the Scharfshützenabzeichen 3 Stufe - the highest
award for a sniper. He was wounded in January, 1945 and
captured by the Russians. Deported to Siberia, he returned to
Germany after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
2009, Frontline Books, 9781848325487,<35703-01-F-02> 256pp,
50pp of illustrations, New in d/w,
£19.99
QB-1251 ~ DAS REICH IV: THE HISTORY OF 2. SSPANZER-DIVISION "DAS REICH" 1943 ~ by Otto Weidinger
The long-awaited 4th volume of Otto Weidinger's acclaimed
series. This volume covers 1943 and the epic battle of Kharkov,
the high-water mark of Operation Citadel and the subsequent
bitter and battering battles along the Mius. Making use of
numerous primary sources, including an abundance of first-hand
accounts, the reader is treated to a day-by-day account of this
elite formation. There are numerous maps and appendices and
more than 100 black and white photographs. the fifth, and final
volume is due in 2009
2008, J J Fedorowicz, 9780921991946,<35167-01-F-02> 384pp, 15
maps, 102 b/w photos, New in illustrated boards,
£46.00
QB-1252 ~ DAS REICH: VOLUME I, 1934-1939 ~ by Otto
Weidinger
The first volume of official history of the famous SS Division.
Looks at the early years of SS "Das Reich" from its formation in
1934 to 1939 and the outbreak of WWII. The book includes the
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convicted war criminal. By the end of his military career in 1945,
Peiper was the youngest regimental colonel in the Waffen-SS,
holding the rank of SS-Standartenführer. He also served as
personal adjutant to the head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, in the
period April 1938 to August 1941.
1999, Pen & Sword, 0850526957,<27997-01-F-02> 208pp, ills, New,
slight shelfwear,
£18.00
QB-1257 ~ DRITTE NORDLAND ~ by Olli Wikberg
A magnificent photo history of 'Finnisches Freiwilligen Bataillon
der Waffen-SS' - Finnish volunteers serving with Waffen-SS
Division "Wiking". There are no fewer than 425 contemporary
photographs, mostly taken by the volunteers themselves and
featuring training, relaxation, in-theatre and action shots. A must
for those seriously interested in foreign volunteer battalions of
the Waffen-SS. Finnish/English text and captions
2001, Wiking Divisioona OY, 9519750649,<31173-02-F-02> Large
format, 256pp, 425 b/w photos & illustrations, Mint in protected
pictorial boards,
£60.00
QB-1258 ~ ORDERS OF BATTLE: WAFFEN SS PANZER
UNITS IN NORMANDY 1944 ~ by M Wood and J Dugdale
A comprehensive study of the unit organisation and strengths of
the Waffen SS units in the Normandy Campaign of 1944. A
scarce volume featuring numerous facsimile Organisation charts
and Orders of battle. Scarce and collectible, this pre-owned copy
has been encased in sticky backed plastic and a previous owner
has inscribed it. This apart, the book is in good/fine condition, all
internals being unmarked.
2000, Books International, 0952886707,<23457-02-F-02> A4 format,
190pp, numerous tables, documents etc, g in plastic sleeved card
cover - previous owner's inscription, CARD
£150.00
QB-1259 ~ AN ARTILLERYMAN IN STALINGRAD ~ by Dr.
Wigand Wuster
In August 1942 Wigand Wüster was a veteran 22-year-old officer
leading an artillery battery in Artillerie-Regiment 171 as it
approached Stalingrad. The preceding months had been marked
by heat, dust, endless marches, and brief skirmishes with the
enemy – but mostly by an ongoing battle with his bullying
battalion commander. In this account Wüster provides a glimpse
of the war on the Eastern Front rarely seen before. With
frankness, humour and perception he takes us from the heady
days of the German 1942 summer offensive to the icy hell of
Stalingrad’s final hours, and finally into captivity. This is one of a
strictly limited quantity of numbered copies signed by the author.
2007, Leaping Horseman Books, 9780975107652,<33981-02-F-02>
264pp, 160 photos, 3 maps, New in illustrated boards,
£32.00
XN-2556 ~ UNTERNEHMEN "MERKUR": THE CONQUEST
OF CRETE, 1941 ~ by Jose Antonio Alcaide Yebra
Operation Mercury, the German airborne assault on the island of
Crete in 1941, was unprecedented. It is considered to be the first
airborne operation in history. Beginning on 20 May, German
forces landed near the island's airports. Crete surrendered
within a week but German losses were horrific, with casualties
over a third of all men employed. Supported by color artwork,
photographs and battle maps, this is a complete account of one of
World War II's most devastating operations.
2008, AF Editions, Wars and Battles No.3, 9788496935143,<3570001-F-02> A4 format, 112pp, 28 colour illustrations, 4 colour 3-view
plans, 110 b/w photos, New in card cover, CARD
£11.99
march into Austria and the Anschluss, the occupation of Prague,
and the Division's first campaign in Poland in 1939. Translated
from the original German edition. These are the last copies at this
low price.
1995, J J Fedorowicz, 092199107X,<5041-02-F-02> ix + 303pp , 115
photos, maps. Vg in slightly scratched blue boards,
£34.00
XN-2554 ~ DAS REICH: VOLUME I, 1934-1939 ~ by Otto
Weidinger
The first volume of official history of the famous SS Division.
Looks at the early years of SS "Das Reich" from its formation in
1934 to 1939 and the outbreak of WWII. The book includes the
march into Austria and the Anschluss, the occupation of Prague,
and the Division's first campaign in Poland in 1939. Translated
from the original German edition.
1995, J J Fedorowicz, Federowicz, 092199107X,<5041-03-F-02> ix
+ 303pp , 115 photos, maps. New in blue boards,
£39.00
XN-2555 ~ DAS REICH: VOLUME II, 1940-1941 ~ by Otto
Weidinger
The second volume of the official history of 2-SS Panzer Division
"Das Reich" by Knights Cross holder, Otto weidinger. The story
of the Division's early battles in the west in Holland, Belgium and
France, the campaign in the Balkans as well as the early battles
in Russia following the launch of Operation 'Barbarossa'
1995, J J Fedorowicz, Federowicz, 092199124X,<6045-04-F-02>
400pp, 108 photos, 20 maps, New,
£44.00
QB-1253 ~ DAS REICH: VOLUME III, 1941-1943 ~ by Otto
Weidinger
The third of the five-volume series by Knights Cross recipient,
Otto Weidinger on one of the most famous Waffen-SS divisions of
WWII. It traces their path from late Summer, 1942 until early
1943 & the unit's evolution from a motorised rifle division into an
SS-Panzergenadier Division. The book follows the division to the
gates of Moscow, the brutal winter battles & it's withdrawl to
Germany & France for refitting - then the rush back to the
Eastern Front for the desperate battle for Kharkov. A splendid
divisional history with an abundance of first-hand accounts
2002, J J Fedorowicz, <6046-03-F-02> 496pp, 85 b/w photos, 19
maps, New,
£46.00
QB-1254 ~ HITLER'S GUARD: THE STORY OF THE
LEIBSTANDARTE SS ADOLF HITLER 1933-1945 ~ by James
Weingartner
The premier division of the Waffen SS, raised by Sepp Dietrich in
1933, and developed into a full Panzer Division. It fought in the
Polish, French and Greek Campaigns. In Russia its battles
included Karkov and Kursk. Decimated in the Normandy battles,
it lead the attack in the Ardennes and ended the war fighting on
the Austro-Hungarian borders. A re-issued edition of a classic.
Shelfwear with a small tear to the dustjacket at top of spine.
Unread.
1990, Battery Press, 089839127X,<8454-01-F-02> 208pp, 27 photos.
£16.00
QB-1255 ~ THE WEHRMACHT: HISTORY, MYTH,
REALITY ~ by Wolfram Wette and Translator Deborah Lucas
Schneider
A reexamination of the role of the German army in World War
II. Until recently it was avowed that the ordinary German soldier
in World War II was a good soldier, distinct from Hitler's
rapacious SS, and not an accomplice to the massacres of civilians.
Preeminent German military historian, Wolfram Wette, explodes
the myth of a "clean" Wehrmacht. He reveals the army's longstanding prejudices against Jews, Slavs, and Bolsheviks, beliefs
that predated the prophecies of Mein Kampf and the paranoia of
National Socialism.
2007, Harvard University Press, 9780674025776,<35794-01-F-02>
372pp, index, New in card cover, CARD
£14.95
QB-1256 ~ JOCHEN PEIPER: BATTLE COMMANDER ~ by
Charles Whiting
A reprint of Whiting's biography of Peiper. Joachim Peiper,
more often known as Jochen Peiper from the common German
nickname for Joachim, was a senior Waffen-SS officer and
commander in the Panzer campaigns of 1941-1945 and a
The Siegrunen Collection
QB-1260 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 41 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
US magazine tracing the history of the Waffen-SS. In this issue:
The 7th SS Mountain Div on the Nish, Waffen-SS Brigades on the
Eastern Front & a feature on the Ostturkischer Waffenverband the Turkic-Moslem SS division
1986, Landwehr Publishing, <9124-02-F-03> Softcover, 32pp, A4
format, ills, maps, vg, CARD
£10.00
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QB-1261 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 44 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
In this issue: The "Martyers of Charleroi", SS Brigade
"Schuldt" & the Stalingrad Relief Effort, SS-Fortress Grenadier
Regt. "Besslein", Waffen-SS Music School at Braunschweig, The
"Swedish Company", 3./SS Armored Recce Det.11 "Nordland"
plus biographies & profiles
1987, Landwehr Publishing, <9127-02-F-03> Softcover, 32pp, A4
format, ills, maps, vg, CARD
£10.00
QB-1262 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 47/48 ~ by (Editor) Richard
Landwehr
Pages rippled due to damp. Covers creased. In this issue: SSSturnbann "N" Nuremburg, 14th SS Div "Galizien" Command
Roster, Hungarian Waffen SS commanders, SS Fallschirmjager
Bn 500/600 part 3. plus biographies including Joachim Ziegler,
Hans Schwedler, Hillairie Gravez & Hugo Eichorn
1989, Landwehr Publishing, <9130-02-F-03> Softcover, 80pp,
ills,CARD
£15.00
QB-1263 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 51 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
In this issue: The Norwgian Legion, biographies of all Norwgian
Waffen-SS officers killed in action, the 28th Waffen SS Division
"Wallonian" command roster, Estonian SS Volunteer E
Kruustock, plus Hungarian Waffen SS insginia.
1991, Landwehr Publishing, <15316-02-F-03> Softcover, 96pp, 28
ills, Vg, CARD
£15.00
QB-1264 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 52 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
In this issue: The defence of Neuhammer, pt 1. 1st Hungarian Ski
Bn, SS- Kampfgruppe "Deak", SS Signals Schools, Hungarian SS
Sturmjager Regt, von Krempler and the SS "Moslem" legion.
1991, Landwehr Publishing, <15308-02-F-03> Softcover, 64pp, 14
ills, Vg, CARD
£15.00
QB-1265 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 53 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
In this issue: The defence of Neuhammer phase 2. The "unknown
" SS Division - the 9th German Army Mountain Division?. RFSS Escort Battalion, SS Division "Langemarck" plus Waffen-SS
personality profiles
1992, Landwehr Publishing, <15312-02-F-03> Softcover, 80pp, 29
ills, Vg, CARD
£15.00
QB-1266 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 55 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
In this issue: SS-Unterscharfuehrer Kaspar Sporck, The Stand at
Lushno - the SS' Totenkopf' Division in battle, September 1941,
Ukranian Volunteers in other Waffen-SS divisions, Officers in
the 1st Romanian SS Regiment plus Waffen-SS miscellany
1994, Landwehr Publishing, <15897-02-F-03> Softcover, 96pp, ills,
Vg, CARD
£15.00
QB-1267 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 56 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
In this issue: The Kaukasicher Waffen-Verband Der SS,
Kalmuecken Verband [Dr Doll], 'Day of Blood'- Pisno, 21
January 1942, Swedish volunteers in SS Division "Wiking",
Photo portfolio of Oberstrumfuhrer Wim Heubel of the 3rd
Dutch Germanic Regiment etc.
1994, Landwehr Publishing, <15898-02-F-03> Softcover, 48pp, ills,
New, CARD
£12.00
QB-1268 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 59 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
In this issue: The Replacement Battalions of SS'Totenkopf'Division, 1940-42, the death of Sturmbannfuhrer
Alois Thaler executed by Italian Partisans, Andrejs Freimanis - a
Latvian Knight's Cross holder, Viffert - The fate of the former
Danish Army officer who joined the Waffen-SS who was
captured and tried by the Soviets, The 9th Company SS-Rgt
"Deutschland" France 1940 - a recollection.
1995, Landwehr Publishing, <23638-02-F-03> Softcover, 48pp, ills,
Vg, CARD
£12.00
QB-1269 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 60 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
In this issue: Swiss Waffen-SS, Flemish SS Volunteers killed in
captivity, Rememberences of 9/SS-Rgt "Deutschland" Part II,
the Danish Flag collarpatch plus Waffen-SS Personality Profiles
& book reviews
1995, Landwehr Publishing, <23690-02-F-03> Softcover, 48pp, ills,
Vg, CARD
£12.00
QB-1270 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 65 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
In this issue: An Irish Volunteer in the Waffen-SS, SS-Infanterie
Regt.9 "Thule", Notes on the "Slouch Hat Division" (33.SSFreiw.Gr.Div.), SS-Battalion "Deggingen II" plus Waffen-SS
Personality Profiles & Book Reviews.
1998, Landwehr Publishing, <30940-01-F-03> Softcover, 48pp,
photos, ills.CARD
£12.00
QB-1272 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 66 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
In this issue: Italian Waffen-SS: Combat history & personalities,
SS battalion "Debica" - ethnic Swedes from Finland and Estonia
in the Waffen-SS, 23.Waf.Geb.Div.D.SS "Kama" (Kroatisches
Nr.2) plus history of the 31.SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier Division.
1998, Landwehr Publishing, <23684-02-F-03> Softcover, 48pp, ills,
New, CARD
£12.00
QB-1271 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 66 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
In this issue: Italian Waffen-SS: Combat history & personalities,
SS battalion "Debica" - ethnic Swedes from Finland and Estonia
in the Waffen-SS, 23.Waf.Geb.Div.D.SS "Kama" (Kroatisches
Nr.2) plus history of the 31.SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier Division.
1998, Landwehr Publishing, <23684-03-F-03> Softcover, 48pp, ills,
cover creased, ow as new, CARD
£10.00
QB-1273 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 67 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
New but may have slight bump on corner due to damage in
transit. This issue is a 'Special' entitled "Nordic Volunteers"
issued as a supplement to the book by Richard Landwehr & H.T.
Nielsen, "Nordic Warriors". It contains new & additional
material including a profile of 11.SS-Freiwilligen Pz-Grenadier
Division "Nordland", the Scandinavian/German Volunteer
Division of the Waffen-SS.
1999, Landwehr Publishing, <30945-01-F-03> Softcover, 34pp, ills,
New, CARD
£12.00
QB-1274 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 68 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
In this issue: Caucasian & Turkic Volunteers in the WWII
German Army, Soldier of Europe - SS-Gruppenfuhrer Josef
Fitzthum, The Mutiny of SS-Pionier Bataillon 13 in Villefranche
on 17 September 1943, Germanisches Leistungsrune plus
Waffen-SS Personalities & book reviews
2000, Landwehr Publishing, <30941-01-F-03> Softcover, 48pp, ills,
New, CARD
£12.00
QB-1275 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 69 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
In this issue: Combat Formations of the SS-Kampfgruppe
Div."Bohmen-Mahren", Remembrances of 9./"Deutscheland"
Part VI, Formation of 26. Waffen-Grenadier Division Der SS
"Hungaria", Mutiny in the Freikorps Danmark plus Waffen-SS
Personalities & book reviews
2000, Landwehr Publishing, <30942-01-F-03> Softcover, 48pp, ills,
New, CARD
£12.00
QB-1276 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 70 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
In this issue: A General who was killed in action, 26.WaffenGrenadier Division Der SS "Hungaria" Part II, 33.SSDiv."Charlemagne" Award Document, Special Guard Battalions
& Companies of the Waffen-SS, "On the Tasks of the SS Man"
by Waf.Hstuf.Husejin Dzozo plus Waffen-SS Book Reviews.
2001, Landwehr Publishing, <30943-01-F-03> Softcover, 32pp, ills,
New, CARD
£12.00
QB-1277 ~ SIEGRUNEN NO 71 ~ by (Editor) Richard Landwehr
In this issue: A General who was murdered - SS-Gruppenfuhrer
Dr. Otto Gustav von Wachter, Waffen-SS Italien, The "Sepp"
Dietrich interview, 26.Waffen-Grenadier Division Der SS
"Hungaria" Part III, Waffen-SS Book Reviews.
2001, Landwehr Publishing, <30944-01-F-03> Softcover, 32pp, ills,
New, CARD
£12.00
The Second World War
QB-1278 ~ BATTLEGROUND EUROPE: NORMANDY: GOLD
BEACH - JIG SECTOR & WEST ~
A WWII Battlefield Guide by Tim Saunders. On D-Day
Montgomery chose 231 Brigade, The Devons, Hampshires &
Dorsets, to spearhead the invasion on Jig Sector of Gold Beach as
24
1945, Australian War Memorial, <7488-03-G-01> 208pp, col plates,
b/w photos, drgs, 2 maps inserted loose. Large format. scarce, damp
stain on cover, no d/w,
£10.00
QB-1285 ~ THE ROYAL FAMILY IN WARTIME ~
Photo archive of members of the royal family at home, visiting
factories, bombed areas, troops, holding investures, through the
war years to the victory walk through London.
1945, Odhams Press, <33639-01-G-01> 126pp extensively
illustrated. Red boards slight wear at edges and fading.May have
bookplate.
£5.00
QB-1286 ~ TIME-LIFE WORLD WAR II SERIES: THE
BATTLE OF BRITAIN ~
One of the renowned Time-Life World War II Series. This
volume covers Hitler's occupation of the Channel islands and the
desperate preparations by the RAF for the forthcoming German
air attacks. It analyses the fateful and decisive air battles over
southern England in the Summer and Autumn of 1940 when 'The
Few' held Goring's aerial legions at bay, the advent of the Blitz
and the Home Front - where Londoners stoically faced all that
the mighty Luftwaffe could throw at them
1977, Time Life, <18519-02-G-01> Large format, 208pp, 25 col &
185 b/w ills, 2 maps, G in pictorial boards,
£10.00
QB-1287 ~ TIME-LIFE WORLD WAR II SERIES: THE NAZIS
~
One of the renowned Time-Life World War II series. This
volume covers the birth of the NSDAP in the so-called 'Beer Hall
Putsch' of 1923 & the rise of the Brownshirts, it's rise to power in
1932 & growth during the thirties, the formation of the SS & SD
& the enforcement of the party's anti-semitic & racial policies. It
covers the implementation of the 'Final Solution' by setting up
the ghettos & concentration camps in Germany & occupied
countries as well as the Nazis horific medical experiments. This
volume has ink marks against the text on some pages
1980, Time Life, 080942536X,<3803-01-G-01> Large format,
208pp, numerous b/w illustrations, maps etc, Good in pictorial
boards,
£10.00
QB-1288 ~ TIME-LIFE WORLD WAR II SERIES: THE
RISING SUN ~
One of the renowned Time-Life World War II series. This
volume covers the Japanese assaults on Pearl Harbor, Malaya, &
The Philippines & the drive towards Australia. It describes life
under Japanese rule for occupied peoples & the "New Order" in
Asia plus a study of Japanese Admiral & Diplomat, Yamamoto.
There are chapters on the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo & Yokohama
& the US victory at Midway
1977, Time Life, 0705405257,<3799-02-G-01> Large format, 208pp,
numerous b/w ills, maps, Good in pictorial boards,
£10.00
QB-1289 ~ US ARMY CAMPAIGNS OF WORLD WAR II:
ANZIO ~
A brief pamphlet written by Clayton D Laurie published by the
US Army Center of Military History, on the military campaign
and operations by units of the US 5th Army and their battles in
the Anzio bridgehead 1944. The operations were supported by
the US XII Tactical Air Command, RAF Desert Air Force plus
other Tactical Bomber & Coastal Units
1994, US Govt Printing Office, 0160420849,<20814-02-G-01> 27pp,
1 col, 5 b/w ills, 4 col maps, New in paper cover, CARD
£5.00
QB-1290 ~ US ARMY CAMPAIGNS OF WORLD WAR II:
CENTRAL PACIFIC ~
A brief pamphlet, published by the US Army Center of Military
History, on the US Army's operations between 1941 and 1943 in
the Central Pacific. The campaign opened abruptly with the
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 december, 1941 and most
of it took place in Micronesia, an area of of scattered coral
islands larger than the continental United States. It terminated
when the Battle of Midway finally brought the Japanese offensive
to a halt and the capture of Tarawa and Makin marked the
opening of American offensive (rather than defensive) action
1992, US Govt Printing Office, 0160358809,<11330-02-G-01> 23pp,
4 ills, 3 maps, New in paper covers, CARD
£5.00
they had already carried out amphibious assaults in Sicily &
Italy. Unbeknown to the Allies the Germans had moved a crack
division , which had already halted the Americans at Omaha,
forward to the coast so the West Countrymen would face the
sternest test of any British troops on D-Day
2002, Leo Cooper, 0850528666,<30874-01-G-01> c192pp, ills,
maps, New, CARD
£9.95
QB-1279 ~ ENTENTE : NO.12 : NOVEMBRE 1942 ~
Series of articles in French and English. They include DiegoSuarez by Commander Paul Maubert; France-Scotland by Prof.
J D Mackie; Latin America by Mme.R.Elie Bois; The Twilight of
Neutrality by H Rolin and News from France.
1942, The Franco-British Pub.Co, <14301-01-G-01> 49pp.
illustrations. A5 Format. Very good in paper covers,
£6.00
XN-2557 ~ GLIDER PILOTS AT ARNHEM ~
The role played in the battle for Oosterbeek and Arnhem by the
men of the Glider Pilot Regiment (GPR). They were already
experienced soldiers who volunteered to join the airborne forces
and take the fight to the Germans in a totally new regiment.
Predominantly SNCOs trained to fly wooden assault gliders into
occupied territory, once on the ground they went into battle with
the troops they had delivered onto the Landing Zone. During the
Arnhem operation they were involved in the initial defence of the
LZs, before fighting house to house leading mixed groups of
infantrymen, engineers and medics.
2009, Pen & Sword, 9781844157631,<35836-01-G-01> 356pp, New
in dustjacket,
£25.00
QB-1280 ~ INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICAN SERVICEMEN
IN AUSTRALIA, 1942 ~
Nearly 1 million American soldiers passed through Australia
between 1942 and 1945 as part of America's strategy to recapture
the Philippines and defeat Japan. They encountered a country
full of reassuring similarities and strange differences. Here was a
land of wide-open spaces with a can-do, pioneering spirit, a
history of swift development; a land of 'funny animals' and
peculiar vowel sounds. But who were the Australians and how
were Americans to behave in their midst? This guide was isued to
the American troops to help them.
2006, Bodleian Library, 9781851243952,<35255-01-G-01> Small
format, 54pp, illustrations. New in blue boards,
£4.99
QB-1281 ~ PAN/BALLANTINE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF
WWII : FALL OF THE PHILIPPINES ~
An account by Ward Rutherford of the Japanese invasion and
conquest of the Philippines. Analyses the battle for Bataan and
the assault on Corregidor.
1971, Pan/Ballantine, <3023-01-G-01> 160pp, 100 photos & ills.
good, CARD
£5.00
QB-1282 ~ PAN/BALLANTINE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF
WWII: THE BATTLE FOR BERLIN ~
A concise account by Earl F. Ziemke of the most climactic battle
of WWII in Europe. The Soviet build-up on the Oder, the Soviet
advance, preparation of the Berlin defences, the last-ditch battle
for the city & the final surrender
1968, Pan/Ballantine, <3204-02-G-01> 160pp, 100 photos, ills, maps.
Fair in repaired card cover, CARD
£3.00
QB-1283 ~ PURNELL'S HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD
WAR: THE DEFENCE OF MOSCOW :BATTLE BOOK NO 13
An account by Geoffrey Jukes of the battles that defeated the
German advance on Moscow in WWII
1969, Macdonald, <3061-01-G-01> 160pp, 100 photos, illustrations
& maps. vg, CARD
£5.00
QB-1284 ~ STAND EASY: AFTER THE DEFEAT OF JAPAN
1945 ~
An anthology of Australian Army experiences in WWII in the
SW Pacific including battles in New Guinea, Borneo,
Bougainville, New Britain, Tarakan, and Balikpapan. Numerous
articles illustrate the battles and life in the jungle. This copy has a
damp stain on covers, otherwise it is in good condition with no
d/w
25
English Electric Company, <32350-01-G-01> 253pp, ills, Small
marks on back boards and some rubbing ow vg,
£20.00
QB-1298 ~ CHAMPAGNE CAMPAIGN ~ by Robert H H
Adlemann and Colonel George Walton
The Allied invasion of the South of France in 1944. The airborne
operation, the liberation of Grasse, Cannes, Nice, etc. and the
fighting in the "Alpes Maritime"
1973, Leslie Frewin, 0856320587,<19454-01-G-01> xiv + 298pp, 17
ills, ep maps, Very good in dw,
£9.00
QB-1299 ~ NAGASAKI 1945 ~ by Tatsuichiro Akizuki and Gordon
Honeycombe Editor
Dr. Akizuki witnessed the effects of 'Fat Man' the second atomic
bomb dropped on Japan. He tended the sick and dying in the
burnt out remains of his hospital with virtually no medical
supplies, bedding or food. Thousands with no visible injuries died
in the days that followed.
1981, Quartet Books, 0704333821,<2427-01-G-01> 158pp b/w
photos, Good in card covers, CARD
£8.00
QB-1300 ~ THE VICTORS: EISENHOWER & HIS BOYS ~ by
Stephen E Ambrose
The story of the war in Europe from D-Day, June 6, 1944 to it's
end on May 7, 1945. Told from the perspective of the men
involved, starting with the assault by British Airborne forces on
Pegasus Bridge and Merville Battery paving the way for the
invasion, to the taking of Hitler's 'Eagle's Nest' by an American
Rifle Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment - 'The
Band of Brothers'. Stephen Ambrose is one of the most renowned
writers on the final defeat of the Third Reich.
1998, Simon & Schuster (US), 068485628X,<30971-01-G-01>
396pp, 90+ b/w photos, Fine in d/w,
£12.00
XN-2558 ~ ATOMIC: THE FIRST WAR OF PHYSICS AND
THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE ATOM BOMB - 1939-49 ~
by Jim Baggott
A popular account of the race to build humankind's most
destructive weapon. The book draws on declassified material,
such as MI6's FarmHall transcripts, coded Soviet messages
cracked by American cryptographers in the Venona project, and
interpretations by Russian scholars of documents from the Soviet
archives. This is an epic story of science and technology at the
very limits of human understanding - a tale barely believable as
fiction, which just happens to be historical fact.
2009, Icon Books, 9781848310445,<35701-01-G-01> 606pp, 16pp
b/w photos , New in d/w,
£20.00
QB-1301 ~ BATTLES LOST & WON: GREAT CAMPAIGNS
OF WORLD WAR 2 ~ by Hanson W Baldwin
The author has selected 11 Battles as a cross section of World
War Two. In addition to the Polish campaign the author
recreates the Battle of Britain, D-Day,the airborne invasion of
Crete, the Battle of Stalingrad and the Struggle for Sicily. He also
describes the American defence of Corregidor, Tarawa, Leyte
Gulf and the Battle of the Bulge.
1995, Smithmark, 0831767065,<23838-01-G-01> xi + 530pp, maps,
appendix, index, very good in like dw,
£8.00
QB-1303 ~ THE DESERT GENERALS ~ by Correlli Barnett
When this book was originally published, it caused a considerable
controversy as to the Generalship of Wavell, Auchinleck and
Montgomery in N Africa. This copy has no d/w
1960, William Kimber, <10000-02-G-01> 320pp, ills, map. g - no
dw,
£8.00
QB-1302 ~ THE DESERT GENERALS ~ by Correlli Barnett
When this book was originally published, it caused a considerable
controversy as to the Generalship of Wavell, Auchinleck and
Montgomery in N Africa.
1960, William Kimber, <10000-01-G-01> 320pp, ills, map. g+ in dw,
£10.00
QB-1304 ~ FIVE GRAVES AT NIJMEGEN ~ by Eric Baume
A Liberation Museum Facsimile Reprint. Originally published in
1945, this book has run into several editions in Dutch and
English. It describes the events around the graves opposite the
British Hospital in the Nebo Seminary and next to Hotel
Sionshof.
QB-1291 ~ US ARMY CAMPAIGNS OF WORLD WAR II:
EASTERN MANDATES ~
A brief pamphlet, published by the US Army Center of Military
History, on the US Army's operations to capture Kwajalein and
Eniwetok Atolls in the Marshall Islands early in 1944. The
operation demonstrated the soundness of American amphibious
doctrine, albeit on a small scale. Extensive and successful use was
made of LVTs, close air support and naval gunfire to achive
victory
1993, US Govt Printing Office, 0160420881,<19735-02-G-01> 26pp,
1 col & 4 b/w ills, 5 maps, New in paper cover, CARD
£5.00
QB-1292 ~ US ARMY CAMPAIGNS OF WORLD WAR II:
INDIA-BURMA ~
A brief pamphlet, published by the US Army Center of Military
History, on the US Army's operations between 1942 and 1945 in
the China/Burma/India theater. It features the building of the
Ledo Road, operations in North Burma, Stilwell's tactics in the
Hukawng Valley and the advance on Myitkyina. His view and use
of 'Galahad' - Merrill's Marauders - is also examined
1992, US Govt Printing Office, 0160358817,<11294-02-G-01> 26pp,
7 ills, 4 maps, vg in paper covers, CARD
£5.00
QB-1293 ~ US ARMY CAMPAIGNS OF WORLD WAR II:
PAPUA ~
A brief pamphlet, published by the US Army Center of Military
History, on the US Army's operations between 1942 and 1943 on
the bitter campaign to defeat the Japanese advance on Port
Moresby and the battle for Buna.
1992, US Govt Printing Office, 0160358833,<11295-02-G-01> 22pp,
5 ills, 3 maps, New in paper covers, CARD
£5.00
QB-1294 ~ US ARMY CAMPAIGNS OF WORLD WAR II:
PHILIPPINE ISLANDS ~
A brief pamphlet, published by the US Army Center of Military
History, on the US Army's disastrous campaign in the
Philippines, 1941-2. The fate of the defenders was sealed when
the Japanese crippled the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor on
Dec 7, 1941 and destroyed US air assets in the Philippines a few
hours later. This left the defenders of the islands isolated in the
heart of a Japanes dominated Pacific with little chance of
resupply or reinforcement
1992, US Govt Printing Office, 0160358795,<11297-02-G-01> 23pp,
3 ills, 4 maps, New in paper covers, CARD
£5.00
QB-1295 ~ US ARMY CAMPAIGNS OF WORLD WAR II:
ROME - ARNO ~
A brief pamphlet, published by the US Army Center of Military
History, on the US Fifth Army's operations in Italy between
January and September 1944. Covers the assault on the Gustav
Line and Cassino, the disaster at Rapido, the breakout and the
liberation of Rome. Even though hundreds of miles of teritory
had been liberated by the Summer of 1944 the Italian campaign
was still a major drain of Allied men and materiel from the main
ANVIL and OVRLORD operations in France and Northern
Europe
1994, US Govt Printing Office, 0160420857,<20815-02-G-01> 30pp,
col ill, 5 b/w photos, 4 col maps, New in paper covers, CARD £5.00
QB-1296 ~ US ARMY CAMPAIGNS OF WORLD WAR II:
WESTERN PACIFIC ~
A brief pamphlet, published by the US Army Center of Military
History, on the US Army's operations in the Western Pacific
Theater during 1944 and early 1945. It covers the final island
battles in The Marianas, Saipan, Tinian, Guam, Angaur, and
Peleliu and the Allied advance toward the Japanese homeland
1995, US Govt Printing Office, 0160451167,<22945-02-G-01> 34pp,
1 col ill, 4 b/w photos, maps, New in paper covers, CARD
£5.00
QB-1297 ~ WAR DIARY OF THE ENGLISH ELECTRIC
COMPANY LTD ~
A diary of major events at each of the company's four UK sites
eg. Bradford, 7 January, 1941 ' First order received for 9
Submarine Steering Gear Motors.' 20th September the same
year, Preston, 'First Halifax MkII Bomber ready for delivery.'
Includes Roll of Honour for employees killed on active service
and details of awards.
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1984,,<32161-01-G-01> 44pp ills. paper covers rubbed ow vg,
CARD
£10.00
QB-1305 ~ D-DAY: THE BATTLE FOR NORMANDY ~ by
Anthony Beevor
The Normandy Landings involved by far the largest invasion
fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply
awesome. What followed was some of the most ferocious fighting
of the war, as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. As
casualties mounted, so too did the tensions between the principal
commanders. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle
endured terrible suffering. Making use of new material from over
thirty archives, this is the most vivid and well-researched account
yet of the battle of Normandy.
2009, Viking, 9780670887033,<35632-01-G-01> 608pp, numerous
photos & illustrations, New in d/w,
£25.00
QB-1306 ~ BERLIN: THE DOWNFALL 1945 ~ by Antony
Beevor
The Red Army had much to avenge when it reached the frontiers
of the Reich in January, 1945. The result was history's most
terrifying example of fire and sword with tanks crushing refugee
columns, mass rape, pillage and the death of hundreds of
thousands of women and children. Meanwhile the Nazis sent
fourteen year old boys on suicide attacks against Soviet tanks
and, as the Red Army encircled Berlin, SS squads roamed the
city, shooting or hanging any man not at his post. Beevor has
used stunning new material from Soviet and Allied archives to
reconstruct the nightmare
2003, Penguin Books, 0140286969,<31061-06-G-01> 490pp, 49 b/w
photos, 16 maps, very good. Card covers rubbed at edges . CARD
£6.00
QB-1307 ~ CRETE: THE BATTLE AND THE RESISTANCE ~
by Antony Beevor
Beevor's classic account of the 1941 Battle for Crete. He recounts
the decimation of the German paratroopers, Freyberg's
controversial command and the role of Ultra intelligence
intercepts. The book examines Laycock's special forces
operations, the later resistance movement and their involvement
with SOE, the reckless courage of the Cretans and the abduction
of the German General Kreipe.
2005, Book Club Associates, <8272-01-G-01> 383pp, 40 photos, 7
maps. New in d/w,
£14.00
QB-1308 ~ GOODWOOD NORMANDIE 1944 ~ by Georges
Bernage and Philippe Wirton
French text.Operation Goodwood was the largest armoured
battle in the campaign for north west Europe. Over a thousand
British and Canadian tanks were employed as three armoured
divisions pushed forward down a narrow corridor in an attempt
to achieve a clean penetration of the German lines.Rommel, his
forces armed with over 200 tanks including Tiger I and Tiger IIs,
plus more than 75 dreaded 88mm guns, tore apart Montgomery's
plans
2004, Editions Heimdal, 2840481898,<31836-01-G-01> 176pp.14
battle plans/maps/ 204 colour & 188 b/w photos, Near Fine in
illustrated boards,
£20.00
QB-1309 ~ THE MOUNTAINS WAIT ~ by Theodor Broch
The Narvik Campaign 1940 as seen by the Mayor of Narvik. The
naval battles, defeat of the German land forces, the occupation,
and his eventual escape to the UK.
1943, Michael Joseph, <13046-01-G-01> 192pp, ills, red cloth, silver
titles and emblem, spine worn. may have inscr.
£12.00
QB-1310 ~ THE COMMANDOS: NORWAY, DIEPPE ~ by
Christopher Buckley
Christopher Buckley's account of some of the smaller campaigns
of WWII. The 1940 Norwegian campaign. The Commando
operations in the Mediterranean, Lofoten, Vaagso, Bruneval &
St. Nazaire, Dieppe Raid. Based on Official Documents. Buckley
was killed in Korea in 1950 covering the war for the Daily
Telegraph.
1951, HMSO, <3569-01-G-01> 275pp, photos, maps. dw chipped
and town. Boards and text vg,
£10.00
QB-1311 ~ BRITISH ARMOUR IN THE NORMANDY
CAMPAIGN 1944 ~ by John Buckley
The popular perception of the performance of British armour in
the Normandy campaign of 1944 is of failure and frustration.
Despite overwhelming numerical superiority, Montgomery's
repeated efforts to employ his armour in an offensive manner
ended in a disappointing stalemate. Explanation of these and
other humiliating failures has centred predominantly on the
shortcomings of the tanks employed by British formations. This
new study challenges the standard view of Normandy as a failure
for British armour.
2004, Frank Cass, 9780415407731,<33042-02-G-01> 279pp, b/w
ills, map, tables, biblio, notes, index, New, CARD
£20.00
QB-1312 ~ SOMETHING ABOUT A SOLDIER ~ by Christopher
Bulteel MC
The autobiography of a gentle man, a hero who regarded himself
as being wholly unsuitable for the role of the military fighting
man. Christopher Bulteel was commissioned in 1941 and posted
to the 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards, joining them shortly
after the battle of El Alamein, serving with an élite corps who
had turned the tide against Rommel's seemingly unstoppable
advance through North Africa. Captured by the Germans he was
somehow able to convince his captors that their best move would
be to abandon their British prisoners and allow them to retreat to
allied lines. The battalion then took part in the invasion of Sicily
and Italy, engaging in the bitter fighting at Salerno
2000, Airlife Publishing, 184037246X,<30645-01-G-01> 228pp,
maps, b/w ills, New in d/w,
£10.00
QB-1313 ~ SOME MEMORIES FROM EIGHTH ARMY
EL ALAMEIN ~ by Stan Calder
A unique scrapbook produced by a member of the El Alamein
Veterans Association, himself a member of 'C' battery RHA.
Includes letters, poems, articles, badges, insignia and diaries, all
copied in print and published privately for commonwealth
veterans and interested parties.
Private Publication, <32234-01-G-01> Large format. 240pp ills
drawings, vg in combed ring binder, CARD
£15.00
QB-1314 ~ LA LIBERATION DE LA BRETAGNE ~ by Philippe
Camby
A photo history with French text and captions of the liberation of
Brittany in 1944.
1980, Ouest France, <28702-01-G-01> 187pp, 200 + b/w photos, g+
in stiff card covers, Fr.text, CARD
£14.00
QB-1315 ~ MOSCOW DATELINE 1941-1943 ~ by Henry C
Cassidy
The author was an Associated Press correspondent in Moscow
during WWII. He gained interesting quotes from Joseph Stalin
regarding the latter’s view that the Western Allies were not
fulfilling their commitment to the Soviet Union to open a second
front in the west.
1943, Cassell, <27932-01-G-01> 255pp,, red cloth faded, faint
spotting at page edges ow g,
£10.00
QB-1316 ~ REAPING THE WHIRLWIND ~ by Nigel Cawthorne
The German and Japanese experience of World War II. An
insight into the events of World War II through the eyes of those
who fought against the Allied forces in all theatres of the war. It
features many previously unpublished accounts of the war from
German and Japanese soldiers, civilians and military leaders. It
covers every major theatre of the war: Europe; the German
invasion of Russia; Rommel's Afrika Korps; and the Pacific war
between Japan and forces of the US, Australia and New Zealand.
2007, David & Charles, 9780715322826,<35790-01-G-01> 288pp.
maps. Fine in dw,
£8.00
QB-1317 ~ THE SECOND WORLD WAR : 6 VOLUME SET ~
by W S Churchill
The famous history of the Second World War.Vol I The
Gathering Storm; Vol.II Their Finest Hours; Vol.III The Grand
Alliance; Vol.IV The Hinge of Fate; Vol.V Closing The Ring;
Vol.VI Triumph and Tragedy.
1956, Reprint Society, <25463-01-G-01> 6 volumes, boards rubbed
and worn. faded spine. Vol 2 has marks on spine.
£21.00
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ordered the Red Army to crush the Finns, but the Finns fought
bravely, and the Red Army stumbled to defeat after defeat. Tens
of thousands of Russian soldiers died in the snow. The 'Winter
War' revealed the Red Army to be as badly led as it was poorly
equipped, and Stalin's blunder in Finland led directly to the Nazi
invasion of Russia
2006, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 9780297846302,<13740-02-G-01>
320pp, 11 maps, 16 b/w photos,
£6.00
QB-1325 ~ THE ROAD TO BERLIN: STALIN'S WAR WITH
GERMANY VOLUME 2 ~ by John Erickson
The Russian Campaign from the defeat of the German Sixth
Army at Stalingad through to the apocalyptic invasion of
Germany and the capture of Berlin in 1945. The book covers the
political and diplomatic moves and counter-moves and the Yalta
and Tehran conferences. The author looks at Stalin, his advisers
and generals. Based on an exhaustive range of sources, all of
which are documented.
1983, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 0297772384,<21564-04-G-01> xii +
877 pges, 16 maps, Notes on References and Sources, Bibliography,
Index, very good in dw,
£12.00
QB-1326 ~ HANDBOOK OF WORLD WAR II : AN
ILLUSTRATED CHRONICLE OF THE STRUGGLE FOR
VICTORY ~ by Karen Farrington
The book shows how the second World War took shape from its
confused beginnings in the politics of the 1920's and 30's to the
apocalyptic end in the ruined and shattered cities of Germany
and Japan.
2001, Island Books, 186147086X,<35733-01-G-01> 256pp col.ills.
Small square format . Good in dw,
£6.00
XN-2559 ~ JAPAN'S GESTAPO ~ by Mark Felton
The book explains the origins, organisation and roles of the
notorious Kempetai which exercised virtually unlimited power
throughout the Japanese Empire. The author reveals how they
extorted huge sums of money from hapless citizens and
businesses and ran the gulag system which treated Allied captives
with brutality and a complete lack of mercy. Other Kempetai
activities included biological and chemical experiments on live
subjects and slave labour. Their record of reprisals against
military and civilians was unrelenting, amounting to genocide on
a grand scale.
2009, Pen & Sword, 9781844159123,<35704-01-G-01> 256pp, 16
pages of b/w photos, New in d/w,
£19.99
QB-1327 ~ ALLIANCE: THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW
ROOSEVELT, STALIN AND CHURCHILL WON ONE WAR
& BEGAN ANOTHER ~ by Jonathan Fenby
These three very different men from three very different
countries saved the world from Fascism in the Second World
War. As their armies fought on three continents they charted the
shape of the post war world in intensive exchanges over four
years. The meetings ranged from the great conferences at
Teheran and Yalta to secret shipboard meetings in
Newfoundland and late night sessions at the Kremlin.
Coversations and messages with anecdotes and character
portraits show how the alliance was constructed, maintained and
how it finally crumbled.
2006, Simon & Schuster, 9780743259262,<35786-01-G-01> 464pp
black and white photos. Near fine in dw,
£16.00
QB-1328 ~ MI9: ESCAPE AND EVASION 1939-1945 ~ by
Professor M R D Foot and J M Langley
Many famous escapes from Nazi occupied Europe were made
possible by the British MI9 and it's US counterpart, MIS-X. This
is the story of how these secret organisations aided the escape and
evasion of downed allied aircrew, soldiers, civilians & agents in
Europe (plus Africa, Asia and the Far East) during WWII.
1979, The Bodley Head, 0370300866,<2454-01-G-01> xii + 349pp,
ills, map, sources, index, vg in dw,
£8.00
XN-2560 ~ ASSAULT ON SICILY: MONTY AND PATTON AT
WAR ~ by Ken Ford
On the night of 9/10 July 1943, an Allied armada launched one of
the largest combined operations of WWII - the invasion of Sicily,
Operation 'Husky'. Half a million British, Canadian, American
QB-1318 ~ EAST WIND RAIN ~ by Stan Cohen
Revised edition with an new introduction to commemorate the
50th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbour. This is a
pictorial history using contemporary photographs, interviews,
reports, archive reports of unit strengths, profiles of the
commanders, drawings signal logs.
2001, Pictorial Histories Publi, 10th revised, 0933126158,<3760-01G-01> 298pp, photos, maps. very good in card covers, CARD £12.00
QB-1319 ~ INVASION: THE D-DAY STORY JUNE 6 1944 ~ by
John St John Cooper
A photo study on the invasion of Normandy reproduced from it's
original 1954 edition to celebrate the 40th anniversary by
Express Newspapers Ltd.From the airborne spearhead and crews
waiting on landing craft,landing on the beaches, the advance and
others checking kit, laying wire mesh for an airstrip, a last cup of
tea before disembarking. Fascinating visual history.
1984, Express Newspapers, 0850791421,<15556-01-G-01> 128pp,
photos, maps, very good in card covers, CARD
£9.00
QB-1320 ~ I WAS AN EIGHTH ARMY SOLDIER ~ by Robert J
Crawford and Major John Dalgleish
The experiences of a British soldier with the 1st Armoured
Division in the Western desert 1941-42. Crawford fought against
the Italians and the Germans in 1941/2 in North Africa.
Crawford was a driver in the Eighth Army, and as he drove
Dalgleish in England he mentioned this. This book of his
experiences is the result.
1944, Gollancz, <3485-01-G-01> 86pp, 8 photos, fold-out map, g in
ragged dw,
£10.00
QB-1321 ~ I WAS AN EIGHTH ARMY SOLDIER ~ by Robert J
Crawford and Major John Dalgleish
The experiences of a British soldier with the 1st Armoured
Division in the Western desert 1941-42. Crawford fought against
the Italians and the Germans in 1941/2 in North Africa.
Crawford was a driver in the Eighth Army, and as he drove
Dalgleish in England he mentioned this. This book of his
experiences is the result.
1944, Gollancz, <3485-02-G-01> 86pp, photos, map. Good no dw,
£8.00
QB-1322 ~ WAR DIARIES 1939-1945: FIELD MARSHAL
LORD ALANBROOKE ~ by (Editor) Alex Danchev and (Editor)
Daniel Todman
For most of WWII, Alan Brooke (later Field Marshal Lord
Alanbrooke) was Britain's Chief of the Imperial General Staff.
He was Winston Churchill's principal military adviser, and
antagonist, in the inner councils of war. His military diaries,
published here for the first time in unexpurgated form, are
amongst the most important and controversial of the modern era,
providing a riveting, blow-by-blow account of how the war was
waged. They include the controversies over the Second Front, the
Allied bomber offensive, the Italian campaign, the D-day
landings, the race for Berlin, the divisions of Yalta, and the
postwar settlement. 3rd.impression.June 2001.
2001, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 0297607316,<31643-01-G-01> xlix +
763pp, 16 b/w ills, Tiny tear on dw otherwise very good +,
£26.00
QB-1323 ~ LA LEGION ETRANGERE 1939-1945 ~ by Pierre
Dufour
An impressive new history of the French Foreign Legion in
WWII. Extensively illustrated with a wealth of unusual photos,
the volume recalls the actions of the Legion from Norvik to North
Africa, & Indo-China to Northwest Europe. Features 80 pages of
facsimile campaign reports, maps, plans & orders of battle.
French/English text
2003, Editions Heimdal, 2840481308,<31882-01-G-01> Large
format, 256pp, 24pp of colour ills & 220 + b/w photos, Fine in
pictorial boards, Eng/Fr.text,
£28.00
QB-1324 ~ WHITE DEATH: RUSSIA'S WAR ON FINLAND
1939-40 ~ by Robert Edwards
Crease and tear on top r/h corner of dw, ow very good.The
Russian invasion of Finland in November 1939 was a critical
turning point in world history. Two months after his cynical
alliance with Hitler and their joint invasion of Poland, Stalin
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Churchill's impulsiveness threatened to lose Britain almost as
many troops in north-west France as had been saved from the
beaches; his wooing of the Americans, and struggles with the
Russians. British wartime unity tarnished by unrest, with strikes
in mines and key industries. By looking at Churchill through the
eyes of British soldiers, civilians and newspapers, and also those
of Russians and Americans, Hastings provides new perspectives
on the greatest Englishman.
2009, Harper Collins, 9780007263677,<35844-01-G-01> 664pp
Numerous ills. maps, New
£25.00
XN-2564 ~ UNITED STATES ARMY GROUND FORCES
:TABLES OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT : WORLD
WAR II ~ by J J Hays
Volume 2/i The Armored Division: Division HQ, Armored
Brigade, Armored Regiment, Light Armored Battalion, Armored
Regiment Medium, Armored Battalion Medium, Armored
Reconnaissance Battalion, Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron
Quartermaster Supply Battalion, Military Police Platoon.Tables
of Organisation and the Tables of Equipment starting with those
of 1940 as these were in effect when American went to war in
1941. These Tables remained in effect until mid 1942 so were in
use during the early campaigns in the Pacific and North Africa
2007, Military Press978085420262,<35723-01-G-01> ix + 224 + xi
pages, 200 tables & illustrated diagrams, new in card covers, CARD
£19.99
XN-2566 ~ UNITED STATES ARMY GROUND FORCES
:TABLES OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT : WORLD
WAR II ~ by J J Hays
volume 1/iii The Infantry Division: Reconnaissance [Cavalry],
Field Artillery, Military Police, Counter Intelligence Corps.
Additional Equipment Tables.Tables of Organisation and the
Tables of Equipment starting with those of 1940 as these were in
effect when American went to war in 1941. These Tables
remained in effect until mid 1942 so were in use during the early
campaigns in the Pacific and North Africa
2007, Military Press978-0-85420-817,<35722-01-G-01> x + 161 + ix
pages, 120 tables and illustrated diagrams, New in card
covers.Revised edition, CARD
£19.99
XN-2565 ~ UNITED STATES ARMY GROUND FORCES
:TABLES OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT : WORLD
WAR II ~ by J J Hays
Volume 2 : The Armored Division: Part II : Armored Engineer
Battalion, Field Artillery Regiment, Armored Division Artillery,
Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Armored Infantry Battalion,
Armored Medical Battalion, Ordnance Maintenance Battalion.
Armored Signal Company, Armored Division Train. Staff
Organisation,
Supply
System,
Equipment
Notes,
Communications Equipment, Engineer Equipment.Tables of
Organisation and of Equipment starting with those of 1940 as
these were in effect when American went to war in 1941. These
Tables remained in effect until mid 1942 so were in use during
the early campaigns in the Pacific and North Africa
2007, Military Press97808542027,<35724-01-G-01> ix + 250 + xi
pages, 220 tables & illustrated diagrams, New in card covers, CARD
£19.99
QB-1332 ~ UNITED STATES ARMY GROUND FORCES
:TABLES OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT : WORLD
WAR II Vol. 1/ii ~ by J J Hays
Volume 1/ii.The Infantry Division : Part II : Engineer Regiment
and Battalion Infantry Regiments, Infantry Brigades, Infantry
Regiment &Battalions. Infantry Rifle, Infantry Cannon, Heavy
Weapon & Anti-Tank Companies, Additional Equipment Tables,
Bibliography. This revised edition has an additional 21 pages.
Tables of Organisation and of Equipment starting with those of
1940 as these were in effect when American went to war in 1941.
These Tables remained in effect until mid 1942 so were in use
during the early campaigns in the Pacific and North Africa.
2007, Military Press978085420815,<35721-01-G-01> x + 161 + ix
pages, 120 tables and illustrated diagrams, New in card covers.
revised edition, CARD
£19.99
and French soldiers grappled for control of this rocky outcrop of
Hitler's 'Fortress Europe'. With one army commanded by Patton
and one commanded by Montgomery, the seeds of rivalry
between these two key Allied commanders were sown in the Sicily
campaign. These eventually grew to fruition in the battles for
Normandy and the Ardennes.
2007, Sutton Publishing, 9780750943017,<35705-01-G-01> 272pp,
30 b/w photos, 9 maps, New in d/w,
£19.99
QB-1329 ~ DESERT VICTORY: THE BATTLE OF ALAMEIN
~ by Edward Fox
When and Why Books for Young People. An explanation and
short history of the pivotal World War II battle.
1967, Lutterworth Press, <579-01-G-01> 80pp maps. ills. good in
good dw.
£5.00
XN-2561 ~ THE ROUTLEDGE ATLAS OF THE SECOND
WORLD WAR ~ by Martin Gilbert
In The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War, Martin
Gilbert graphically charts the war’s political, military, economic
and social history through 257 illuminating maps. The atlas
covers all the major events from the German invasion of Poland
in September 1939 to the defeat of Japan in August 1945. This
new edition includes several updates to existing maps, as well as
ten new maps, specially drawn for this edition. The new maps
include examinations of Japanese- American and AfricanAmerican soldiers serving with the United States Army, British
women special agents, Belgium at War, and the German
occupation of the Channel Islands.
2009, Routledge, 9780415552899,<35744-01-G-01> Large format,
328pp, 257 maps, New in card cover, CARD
£16.99
QB-1330 ~ MARCH 7, 1945: THE MIRACLE OF REMAGEN ~
by Wolfgang Gückelhorn
This new book recounts what happened over the few days around
March 7, 1945, with the unplanned, yet successful crossing of the
Rhine by American forces at Remagen. Without this miracle,
World War II could have lasted longer, nuclear weapons could
have been deployed in Germany, the Russians could have come to
the Weser river, and possibly moved forward to the Rhine, and
Germany may never have been reunified. As well as exciting
narrative, the book is packed with many previously unpublished
photos as well as several maps detailing the tactical situation in
March, 1945.
2008, Helios Verlag, 9783938208755,<35686-01-G-01> 64pp, 110
b/w photos & illustrations, 14 maps & plans, New in illustrated
boards,
£16.99
XN-2562 ~ THE GERMAN INVASION OF NORWAY APRIL
1940 ~ by Geirr Haarr
More than most other campaigns of WWII, Operation
Weserübung has been shrouded in mystery. Weserübung was the
first combined operation ever where air force, army and navy
operated closely together. Troops were transported directly into
battle simultaneously by warship and aircraft, and success
required co-operation between competing services. It was also the
first time that paratroopers were used. The following days were
to witness the first dive bomber attack to sink a major warship
and the first carrier task-force operations.
2009, Seaforth Publishing, 9781848320321,<35753-01-G-01>
474pp, numerous b/w illustrations, New in d/w,
£30.00
QB-1331 ~ FAREWELL CAMPO 12 ~ by Brigadier James Hargest
CBE.DSO.MC
The author was the commander of the 5th New Zealand Infantry
Brigade (including the Maori battalion). He was captured in 1941
at Sidi Aziz and taken before Rommel. He was incarcerated in
the British Generals' POW camp in Italy. He escaped via
Switzerland, France and Spain reaching the UK in 1943. He was
killed in August 1944 in Normandy.
1945, Michael Joseph, First, <14251-01-G-01> 184pp, port, ep map,
Overall good. black boards rubbed.
£5.00
XN-2563 ~ FINEST YEARS: CHURCHILL AS WARLORD
1940-45 ~ by Max Hastings
Hastings paints a vivid image of the Prime Minister in triumph
and tragedy. He describes the 'second Dunkirk' in 1940, when
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QB-1335 ~ DIEPPE: THROUGH THE LENS ~ by Hugh G Henry
and Jean Paul Pallud Photographer
The story of the ill-fated Dieppe raid on 19 August, 1942, told in
dramatic photographs by German war photographers. This is a
new copy of the book
1993, After the Battle, 0900913762,<30072-04-G-01> Landscape
format, 64pp, 71 photos, New,
£12.95
QB-1336 ~ TO FREEDOM THROUGH CHINA ~ by Anthony
Hewitt
The author & two colleagues broke out of their POW camp in
Hong Kong & made their way through Japanese lines into the
vast expanse of China. Once through Japanese lines their
troubles were not over. A state of lawlessness prevailed in China
with brigands & cut-throats standing between the three men &
freedom, yet they also met with hospitality & generosity by those
prepared to risk everything to help them. Their adventures make
for spell-binding reading.
2004, Pen & Sword, 1844152294,<32357-01-G-01> 225pp, 20 b/w
photos, New in d/w,
£19.99
XN-2570 ~ THE BATTLE OF HELIGOLAND BIGHT 1939 ~ by
Robin Holmes
The story of the first British bombing raid of the Second World
War, of why Bomber Command flew by night and of the
Wellington Mk.1A are all closely linked together. On 4th
September, 1939 Squadron Leader Paul Harris led 149 Squadron
to Brunsbuttel, Wilhelmshaven in a Mk. 1 Wellington L4302. On
the 18th of December in Wellington Mk.1A, N2980, 'R for
Robert', he flew to Wilhelmshaven once again and took part in
the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major encounter between
the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe.
2009, Grub Street, 9781906502560,<35738-01-G-01> 190pp,
numerous illustrations, New in d/w,
£20.00
QB-1337 ~ TOP SECRET ~ by Ralph Ingersoll
A contemporary critical and controversial American view of the
Allied campaigns in North Africa, and North West Europe in
World War II.
1946, Partridge Publications, <12043-01-G-01> 285pp, 7 maps,
Boards marked, text g,
£10.00
XN-2571 ~ BATTLE OF THE BALTIC: THE WARS 1918 - 1945
~ by Robert Jackson
During WW2 hostilities in the Baltic Sea commenced on 1
September 1939 when the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein
opened fire on the Polish fortress of Westerplatte and ended on 9
May 1945 with the final evacuation of German refugees from the
Hela peninsula. In the intervening years battles raged back and
forth between the confines of this cold cruel sea.
2007, Pen & Sword, 9781844154227,<35754-01-G-01> 212pp,
numerous b/w illustrations, New in d/w,
£19.99
QB-1338 ~ JORDAN'S TUNIS DIARY ~ by Philip Jordan
The day-by-day journal of the News Chronicle's famous war
correspondent. From June 1942 to May 1943. A contemporary
account of the invasion of North Africa, Operation Torch, and
the campaign against the Axis Armies. The end of the Desert
Campaign. This copy bears the stamp "Property of GaumontBritish News".
1943, Collins, <14844-01-G-01> 256pp, remnants of dw, cvrs dark
where unprotected, ow g,
£12.00
QB-1339 ~ BRITISH ARMY OF WWII WAR
ESTABLISHMENT TABLES: NORTHWEST EUROPE JUNE
1944 - MAY 1945: VOL.II ~ by Gary Kennedy
The Armoured Division.This series details the authorised
establishment of every Infantry Unit and Armoured Division of
21 Army Group, plus specialist Brigades of 79 Armoured
Division and the Tank Brigades. Tables list unit compositions,
with a breakdown of personnel by ranks, trades and duties, plus
transport and weapons.This volume covers Headquarters of an
Armoured Division, Employment Platoon, Armoured Divisional
Signals, Independent Machine Gun Company, Headquarters of
an Armoured Brigade, the Armoured Regiment and the Motor
Battalion.
XN-2567 ~ UNITED STATES ARMY GROUND FORCES
TABLES OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT WORLD
WAR II ~ by J. J. Hays
Volume 8 Coast Artillery Corps/Antiaircraft Artillery : Part I.
Mobile Brigades, Regiments, Groups, Battalions Batteries.These
volumes trace the development of the infantry division from 1940
to 1945. Here will be found precisely how the US Army’s
principal fighting formation was organised and, with battle
experience, how the organisation and equipment was varied from
the lessons learnt.Each volume has numerous tables AND
detailed diagrams illustrating the organisation of the Division sub
units, which detail the numbers of officers and their ranks, and
the numbers of Warrant Officers, NCOs and enlisted men, their
equipment and weapons.
2008, Military Press978085420357,<35772-01-G-01> A4 Format.
162 + ix pages, pages, 145 tables, illustrated diagrams, New in card
covers. CARD
£19.99
XN-2568 ~ UNITED STATES ARMY GROUND FORCES
TABLES OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT :WORLD
WAR II ~ by J.J. Hays
Volume 8 Coast Artillery Corps/Antiaircraft Artillery : Part I.II
Separate Gun, Automatic Weapons, Searchlight, Machinegun, &
Barrage Balloon Battalions & Batteries. A detailed and precise
examination of the organisation of the US Division through out
World War II. Here will be found the Tables of Organisation and
the Tables of Equipment starting with those of 1940 as these were
in effect when American went to war in 1941. These Tables
remained in effect until mid 1942 so were in use during the early
campaigns in the Pacific and North Africa.
2008, Military Press978085420377,<35774-01-G-01> x + 155 + ixx
pages, 145 tables, illustrated diagrams, New, CARD
£19.99
XN-2569 ~ UNITED STATES ARMY GROUND FORCES
TABLES OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT:WORLD
WAR II ~ by J.J. Hays
Volume 8 Coast Artillery Corps/Antiaircraft Artillery : Part II.
Mobile Brigades, Regiments, Groups, Battalions Batteries. A
detailed and precise examination of the organisation of the US
Division through out World War II. Here will be found the
Tables of Organisation and the Tables of Equipment starting
with those of 1940 as these were in effect when American went to
war in 1941. These Tables remained in effect until mid 1942 so
were in use during the early campaigns in the Pacific and North
Africa.
2008, Military Press978085420367,<35773-01-G-01> A4 Format.x +
152 + x pages, 140 tables, illustrated diagrams, New in card covers,
CARD
£19.99
QB-1333 ~ WORLD WAR II ~ by Ronald Heiferman
The campaigns of WWII, from Poland to Japan. Includes the
Blitzkrieg, the Russian Front, Burma, North Africa, Normandy,
etc.
1973, Octopus, 0706402472,<1940-01-G-01> 256pp, 100 col & 300
b/w ills. Large format. g+ in wn dws,
£9.00
QB-1334 ~ THE LION AND THE EAGLE: POLISH SECOND
WORLD WAR VETERANS IN SCOTLAND ~ by Dr. Diana M
Henderson (Editor)
With the fall of France, many Polish troops were sent to Scotland
to help build defences against German attacks. There was,
however, no military infrastructure to accommodate them and
they were left to live in tents, build their own camps, patrol the
coastline and build coastal defences. There were Polish Schools of
Engineering, a Polish Staff College, a Polish Record Office and a
Polish Parachute Training School. In 1945, the Polish Army,
which had formerly been based in the Soviet Union, and the
Polish Forces which had served in Scotland, were joined in the
United Kingdom. A large number of Poles chose to stay in
Scotland. These are some of their stories of survival against the
odds.
2001, Cualann Press, 9780953503643,<33718-01-G-01> 159pp.ills,
new in card covers, CARD
£5.00
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2006, Military Press0854209255,<33307-01-G-01> A4 format, iv +
155 pages, New in card covers, CARD
£19.99
QB-1340 ~ DIE FRONT WAR UBERALL ~ by E & B Kugelgen
An account of the "Free German Committee" - the organization
set up and controlled by the Russians in World War II. German
text.
1978, Verlag der Nation Berlin, <18323-01-G-01> 511pp, dw wn, ow
g, Ger.text,
£12.00
QB-1341 ~ RAIDERS: GREAT EXPLOITS OF THE SECOND
WORLD WAR ~ by John Laffin
Notable Military Historian, John Laffin, brings together the
stories of more than twenty operations carried out in WWII by
Allied and Axis forces against targets selected for their strategic
or propaganda values. The exploits recounted here range from a
British commando strike against Rommel's supposed HQ in
North Africa, SS Colonel Otto Skorzeny's daring raid to snatch
Mussolini from his Italian mountaintop prison to 'Operation
Jericho' - the attack by RAF Mosquitos to free imprisoned
French Resistance leaders from a Gestapo prison
1999, Sutton Publishing, 0750915250,<28403-02-G-01> 194pp, 100
ills, Fine in d/w,
£8.00
QB-1342 ~ ARE WE AT WAR? LETTERS TO THE TIMES
1939-1945 ~ by (Editor) Anthony Livesey
Nostalgic and informative this selection of letters from the war
years displays the mores and interests of the British public on the
Home Front. With typical British idiosyncracy the
correspondents reveal their concerns with subjects as diverse as
what to do with a gas mask; the correct use of the hay box;
controlling lice in Kilts; the scuttling of the Graf Spee and the
future of the West End Theatres in the Blitz.
1989, Times Books Ltd, 0723003327,<3288-01-G-01> 224pp, small
sticker on spine. Inscription on fep ow vg/vg,
£10.00
QB-1343 ~ END OF A WAR ~ by Edward Loomis
A fictional account of a US infantry soldier from Normandy
August 1944 to Germany May 1945. He experiences his first
battle, first killing, first death of a comrade. At the end of the
war, having found it difficult to become a fighting man, he finds
it diffult to stop being one. Loomis's first book, tells the story of
war in terms of the feelings of the individual soldier.
1958, William Heinemann, <21628-01-G-01> 224pp, g in dw. prev
owner ex libris sticker on fep,
£10.00
QB-1344 ~ THE LAST YEAR OF THE GERMAN ARMY ~ by
James Lucas
From May 1944 to May 1945, the story of the destruction of the
German Army in the final year of WWII. Includes the rapid
increase in non-Army ground forces, the condition of the Army its men, equipment and organisation, new weaponry, the impact
of the Bomb Plot, and the battles on the Eastern and Western
Fronts.
1995, Arms & Armour Press, 1854091948,<26741-01-G-01> 240pp,
47 ills, vg in dw,
£12.00
QB-1345 ~ WAR ON THE EASTERN FRONT 1941-1945 ~ by
James Lucas
The experiences of German soldiers in the Russian campaign,
1941-1945. The author looks at the infantry, the panzer forces,
and artillery, and examines the battles at the front and behind
the lines against partisans. The war in the east was amongst the
bitterest fighting of WWII. Lucas uses the soldiers' own words to
present a vivid picture.
1979, Janes Publishing Company, 035401255X,<4554-02-G-01> x +
214pp, photos, maps. G in green boards - no d/w,
£10.00
QB-1346 ~ PURNELL'S HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD
WAR: BREAKOUT. DRIVE TO THE SEINE ~ by David Mason
Campaign Book No.4.An account by David Mason of the
dramatic breakout from the Normandy bridgehead in July 1944.
Includes accounts of Operation Cobra, Patton's rampage, the
Falaise gap, and the liberation of Paris
1968, Macdonald, <6983-01-G-01> 160pp, photos, ills, maps. fading
on spine ow vg, CARD
£3.00
QB-1347 ~ SWIFTLY THEY STRUCK ~by Murdoch C
McDougall
Special Forces Library series. The author served with the
Commando from after the Dieppe Raid to the end of WWII. This
is the story of operations in Normandy, Walcheren and others.
Two members received the VC.
1986, Arms & Armour Press, 0853687390,<17678-02-G-01> 208pp,
ills, maps, very good in edgecreased dw,
£12.00
QB-1348 ~ BEYOND THE BAMBOO SCREEN: SCOTTISH
PRISONERS OF WAR UNDER THE JAPANESE ~ by Tom
McGowran OBE
Hong Kong fell to the Japanese on Christmas Day, 1941, followed
seven weeks later by Singapore. Those who had survived the
onslaught became prisoners of the Japanese. Over forty articles,
written by Scottish survivors of Japanese Prisoner of War Camps
in the Far East during World War II, describe the indescribable.
Deaths from beatings, disease and malnutrition, forced labour,
and heroic efforts to save lives in bamboo shacks awash after the
monsoon, with little or no medical equipment. There is also a
section on the so called "Hell Ships" - the prisoner transports
aboard which thousands died.
2000, Cualann Press, 9780953503612,<33717-01-G-01> 159pp, ills,
New in card covers, CARD
£5.00
QB-1349 ~ PANZERS IN WINTER: HITLER'S ARMY AND
THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE ~ by Samuel W Mitcham
With the help of various unpublished sources, the author tells the
story of the Ardennes Offensive from the German point of view.
The greatest military disaster the United States suffered in the
European Theater of Operations in World War II occurred when
most of the US 106th Infantry Division was destroyed in the
Schnee Eifel (Snow Mountains). This defeat was administered by
a mediocre and unheralded unit, the 18th Volksgrenadier
Division. Mitcham uses unpublished German reports and
manuscripts, especially those of Lieutenant Colonel Dietrich
Moll, the chief of operations of the 18th Volksgrenadier and
Theodor-Friedrich von Stauffenberg.
2006, Praeger Publishers, 0275971155,<33686-01-G-01> 211pp, 14
maps, 27 photos, 3 tables , New in d/w,
£30.00
QB-1350 ~ OPERATION GOODWOOD JULY 1944: A
CORRIDOR OF DEATH ~ by Perry Moore
Operation Goodwood was the largest tank assault in the
Normandy campaign, as over 700 tanks in three British
armoured divisions attempted to break out of the bocage country.
Rommel, his forces armed with over 200 tanks including Tiger I
and Tiger IIs, plus more than 75 dreaded 88mm guns, tore apart
Montgomery's plans. Soon the wheatfields ran red with blood
and burned with hundreds of British tanks. The author describes
in detail the bloody and vicious fighting that characterised the
operation. The text is supported by over 150 photos, many
previously unpublished, plus detailed battle maps and 4 pages of
colour AFV profiles
2007, Helion & Company, 9781874622734,<33697-01-G-01> Large
format, 190pp, 150 + b/w photos, 4 colour plates, New in illustrated
boards,
£37.50
QB-1351 ~ UNITED STATES ORDER OF BATTLE 7
DECEMBER 1941 VOLUME 3 ~ by Leo W G Niehorster
UNITED STATES NAVY, MARINE CORPS & COAST
GUARD. NAVY: Includes Command Structure, Chief of Naval
Operations. Guam and Samoa Island Commands. The Asiatic
Fleet, Pacific Fleet, Atlantic Fleet, Naval Districts 1st, 3rd - 16th.
Johnston Island, Wake Island, Midway Island, Palmyra Island,
Potomac River, Servern River. MARINE CORPS: HQ, 1 and 2
Divisions, 1 and 2 Air Wings. 1-7 Marine Defense Battalions. 1st
Marine Brigade (Prov.), 4th Marines, Marine Forces in Northern
China, Marine Corps Bases. COAST GUARD: HQ, Maritime
Service, Coast Guard Reserve. Districts, Convoys, Navy Shore
Est. USN, USMC, and USCG Aircraft. US Army 1st and 3rd
Infantry Divisions
2007, Military Press9780854207978,<27834-01-G-01> 103 pages
110 diagrams , A4 Format. new in card covers, CARD
£19.99
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QB-1360 ~ THE FALL OF BERLIN ~ by Anthony Read and
David Fisher
The final, bloody battle for Berlin, during which 300,000 Red
Army soldiers died. The hub of Hitler's war machine, this vast
Prussian Garrison city had set the scene in the 1936 Olympics to
develop into the Nazi Party's showcase for the 1,000 year Reich.
After four years of relentless Allied bombing it was faced with
the ultimate test, & finally destroyed, as the remnants of
Germany's armies fought to hold back the 'barbarians from the
east'.
1992, Hutchinson Publications, 0091753376,<20217-01-G-01> xiv +
513pp, 17 ills, 5 maps, Mint in plastic protected dustjacket,
£20.00
QB-1361 ~ WAR OF THE CENTURY:WHEN HITLER
FOUGHT STALIN ~ by Laurence Rees
A study of Hitler's decision to invade Stalin's Soviet Union.
Includes the siege of Stalingrad, the German invader's treatment
of Soviet civilians and Red Army POWs and Stalin's paranoidal
revenge on perceived collaborators.
1999, BBC Publications, 0563384778,<29708-01-G-01> 255pp, ills including colour, maps, index, vg in dw,
£9.00
QB-1362 ~ CHILDREN IN RETREAT: AN ANTHOLOGY OF
EVACUEE STORIES ~ by (Editor) Joy Richardson
As many of Kent's children were evacuated from the front line, a
botched up admin order designated it as a reception area for
London evacuees. Constant revision of these plans and the course
of military events on the continent soon led to a reversal of the
idea that large areas of the county would be safe. Maps of
bombing density in the South East, historical info and the stories
of the evacuees themselves have created a very interesting and
informative account.
1990, Sawd Publications, 1872489044,<14718-01-G-01> 133pp ills,
bumped corners, co.stamp on fep ow vg, CARD
£8.00
QB-1363 ~ WEAPONS AND WARFARE SPECIAL NO.33:
WAR ON MILOS 1939-1945 ~ by J L Roba and Richard
Garczynski
An account of the german occupation of Milos, written as part of
a larger account of the war in the Aegean. Occupied from May
1941 the islanders were forced to build an airstrip. Despite
attempts by the allies to take control in 1944, they were defeated
by the natural protection of the cliffs and a heavily reinforced
garrison. The island was occupied until the surrender on 8th May
1945.
1984, Weapons & Warfare, 086556034X,<4042-01-G-01> 18pp, ills,
map. Stapled paper covers, sticker on front.CARD
£8.00
QB-1364 ~ THE STORM OF WAR: A NEW HISTORY OF THE
SECOND WORLD WAR ~ by Andrew Roberts
The author analyses how Axis strategy evolved. Examining the
Second World War on every front, Roberts asks whether, with a
different decision-making process and a different strategy, the
Axis might even have won. Were those German generals who
blamed everything on Hitler after the war correct, or were they
merely scapegoating their former Führer once he was safely
beyond defending himself? In researching this history Roberts
has visited many of the key battlefield and wartime sites of
Russia, France, Italy, Germany and the Far East. The book is full
of illuminating sidelights on the principle actors that bring the
ways in which they reached decisions into fresh focus
2009, Allen Lane, Penguin Press, 9780713999709,<35822-01-G-01>
711pp. Black and white photos, extensive bibliography. very good in
like dw,
£15.00
QB-1365 ~ ON THE BLOODY ROAD TO BERLIN ~ by Editor
Duncan Rogers and Editor Sarah Williams
Although the editors provide necessary background information,
the book relies on first person narratives of the bitter fighting on
the road to Berlin. Eyewitnesses include troops from the tank and
airborne forces, British, US and Russian infantry, artillery units
and German infantry and Waffen SS. Events narrated include
the vicious fighting in Normandy, Arnhem, the Ardennes, the
massive Vistula - Oder offensive, and the final battles for Vienna
and Berlin.
QB-1352 ~ I WENT TO SEE FOR MYSELF ~ by Duncan NortonTaylor
The author's journey in the SW Pacific as a war-correspondent
in WWII. He was eyewitness to many of the events of the
Guadalcanal Campaign
1945, William Heinemann, <22927-01-G-01> 155pp, ep maps, Good
in rubbed and marked dw.
£6.00
QB-1353 ~ THE ROAD TO WAR ~ by Richard Overy and Andrew
Wheatcroft
A major study on the origins of WWII. This 'revisionist' view was
a companion to the ground-breaking BBC Television series of the
late eighties.
1989, Macmillan, 0333441826,<3227-01-G-01> 364pp, 12 maps, 48
photos, ills, appendix, bibliography, index, vg in dw,
£8.00
QB-1354 ~ BLOOD, TOIL, TEARS AND SWEAT ~ by Roger
Parkinson
From Dunkirk to Alamein, the inside story based on the War
Cabinet Papers of 1940 to 1942. The author describes the moves
to bring the United States into the conflict. He describes the
efforts to get supplies to Russia, including the ill-fated Convoy
PQ17. He also examines the misunderstandings and
recriminations which dogged the question of the Second Front.
1973, Hart-Davis MacGibbon, 0246105879,<10231-01-G-01> xii +
539pp, maps, bibliography, indexes, Very good in rubbed dw, £15.00
QB-1355 ~ UNDERGROUND EUROPE CALLING ~ by Oscar
Paul
A call for a Federation of Free Peoples and a Socialist Europe to
emerge from World War II. Left Book Club Edition. Reading
copy.
1942, Gollancz, <26726-01-G-01> 158pp, red boards marked and
faded, Marks/underlining on pp 7 and 8. Fair,
£4.00
QB-1356 ~ VE-DAY ~ by Craig Philip
The end of WWII in the European Theatre. A commentary with
a varied collection of memorable black and white and colour
photographs on the momentous months leading up to the
conclusion of the war in Europe. Features the final battles, the
refugees, surrender, the aftermath, and much more.
1994, Magna Books, 1854225332),<28672-01-G-01> 112pp,
numerous ills, index, large format, vg in dw,
£10.00
QB-1357 ~ THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-1945 21ST ARMY
GROUP AND 2ND TACTICAL AIR FORCE ORGANISATION
& ORDER OF BATTLE ~ by Alan Philson
Volume 1 - 1st June 1944. 1st part of a new 3 volume series. All
British, Canadian and Allied units assigned to 21st Group and
2nd Tactical Air Force as of 1st June 1944. Their equipment
establishment and actual state of equipment holdings at that
time.
2009, Military Press9780854204311,<35834-01-G-01> A4
format.96pp. New in card covers, CARD
£19.99
QB-1358 ~ CASSINO: ANATOMY OF THE BATTLE ~ by
Janusz Piekalkiewicz
The Battle of Monte Cassino was a series of costly battles during
World War II, fought by the Allies with the intention of breaking
through the Winter Line and seizing Rome. In the beginning of
1944 the Gustav Line was being anchored by Germans holding
the Rapido, Liri and Garigliano valleys and certain surrounding
peaks and ridges. On February 15 the monastery, high on a peak,
was destroyed by American bombers. Two days after the
bombing, German paratroopers poured into the ruins to defend
it. From January 17 to May 18, it was assaulted four times by
Allied troops, for a loss of over 54,000 Allied and 20,000 German
soldiers.
1980, Book Club Edition, <23263-01-G-01> 189pp, 143 ills, 7 maps,
vg in rubbed dw,
£10.00
QB-1359 ~ HERE IS YOUR WAR ~ by Ernie Pyle
10th printing. A selection of War Correspondent Ernie Pyle's
early reports with the US forces in North Africa in World war II.
1945, World Publishing Co. <1684-0-G-01> 246pp, Blue Boards.
Pages Browning. Fair,
£8.00
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2005, Helion & Company, 1874622086,<35019-01-G-01> 281pp, 8
maps, numerous b/w photos, Fine in d/w,
£8.00
QB-1366 ~ ROMMEL IN NORMANDY ~ by Admiral Friedrich
Ruge
Ruge was a Flag Officer in the WWII Kriegsmarine. He worked
closely with Rommel in the development of the Atlantic Wall and
was with him during the battles in the defence of Normandy.
1979, Macdonald & Janes, 0354011995,<5300-01-G-01> xiv +
266pp, photos, maps. dw wn, ow good,
£10.00
QB-1367 ~ BETRAYAL AT PEARL HARBOR ~ by James
Rushbridger and Eric Nave
The authors unravel one of the great mysteries of military
history. Why was the United States unprepared for the Japanese
attack on Pearl Harbor. Using previously classified information
they reveal how codebreakers had broken JN-25 the Japanese
naval code well before the attack.
1992, Michael O'Mara Books, 1854791621,<32091-01-G-01> 301pp
ills. vg in card covers. CARD
£7.00
QB-1368 ~ LA RISCOSSA DELL'ESERCITO ~ by Edoardo Scala
Italian text. The "Recovery of the Army". The activities of units
of the Italian Army after the Italian surrender. Includes the
defence of Rome, operations against the Germans in Corsica, and
operations of the Combat Groups with the Allied Armies. Scarce.
The page edges are browning with age. Ex military library. The
book is showing its age but the text is good.
1948, Ministero della Difesa,<14418-01-G-01> 357pp, maps, ex-lib,
covers wn, spine v wn, poor but text good, Ital.text, CARD
£15.00
QB-1369 ~ OSPREY CAMPAIGN 3: FRANCE 1940 :
BLITZKRIEG IN THE WEST ~ by Alan Shepperd
The German victory of 1940 stunned the world. France, had
fallen in less than seven weeks to the might of the German
Wehrmacht. The secret of the Wehrmacht's success lay in its
carefully thought out organisation and the tactics of blitzkrieg.
Fast moving tank divisions supported by armoured, mobile
infantry swept over opposition, helped by both conventional
bombers and deadly Stuka dive-bombers. Alan Shepperd
examines the tactics, organisation and equipment of the Allied
and German forces, and provides a daily account of the most
crucial period of the battle
1990, Osprey Publishing, 0850459583,<32158-01-G-01> 96pp maps
ills, good in card covers, CARD
£8.00
QB-1370 ~ ASSIGNMENT TO CATASTROPHE : COMBINED
EDITION ~ by Maj.General Sir Edward Spears
Part 1: Prelude to Dunkirk July 1939-May 1940. General Spears'
story of his mission as Churchill's personal representative with
the French Government in 1940. Part 2: The Fall of France June
1940. The Maginot Line is overrun; the final scenes in Bordeaux;
the struggle to save France; the offer of the Act of Union with
Great Britain; the eclipse of Paul Reynaud; the Petain
Government sues for armistice; de Gaulle escapes to England in
Spears' plane.
1956, Reprint Society, <27636-02-G-01> 638pp ills. maps. Reading
Copy only. Splitting on front hinge. red boards. Text Clean,
£7.00
QB-1371 ~ JOYCE'S WAR 1939-1945 ~ by Joyce Storey
LARGE PRINT. With an RAF husband rarely on leave, the
author, mother of two small girls, fights her own battles on the
British Home Front during WWII. Air raids, in-laws, work in the
war factories and poverty - searching always for her dream home
and a life to call her own. A moving story of the other side of war
told from a seldom heard point of view.
1998, ISIS (Large Print Ed.), 0753150549,<31024-01-G-01> 242pp,
Mint, LARGE PRINT,
£10.00
QB-1372 ~ BARBAROSSA TO BERLIN: VOL. 2, THE
DEFEAT OF GERMANY ~ by Brian Taylor
A chronology of the campaigns on the Eastern Front, 1941-45.
This second volume covers the period from November, 1942, to
the fall of the Third reich on 15 May, 1945. It starts with the
Soviet counter-attack at stalingrad, through the Battle of Kursk
and the subsequent German retreat to the Deipr. Soviet advances
in the Balkans and Belorussia and the clearing of the Ukraine set
the scene for devastating German defeats later in 1944,and the
ultimate destruction of the Reich. This day-by-day account
includes orders of battle, detailed studies of each combat sector,
numerous illustrations and 27 maps
2004, Spellmount, 186227228X,<31983-02-G-01> 341pp,
illustrations, maps, Mint in protected d/w,
£12.00
QB-1373 ~ FRONT LINE NURSE ~ by Eric Taylor
Drawing from first-hand acounts, diaries and letters, the book
explores the heroism and dedication of WWII combat nurses.
Serving in every theatre of operations - with the BEF trapped by
German armoured forces, during the bombardment of Malta or
on the retreat through Greece and Crete. Nurses waded ashore
under fire on the Normandy beaches, caring for soldiers with
horrific wounds - "they did more for wounded soldiers than all
the pain-killers put together".
1997, ISIS (Large Print Ed.), 0753154374,<31026-01-G-01> 319pp,
Mint, LARGE PRINT,
£10.00
QB-1374 ~ ROADS TO FALAISE : COBRA AND
GOODWOOD REASSESSED ~ by Ken Tout
The twin armoured advances of "Goodwood" and "Cobra", six
weeks after the June 1944 Allied landings in Normandy, were
intended to trap the German army in a wider pincer movement.
Myth has it that the British "Goodwood" operation foundered,
whilst "Cobra", undertaken by the Americans, prospered. The
author contends that, together, these operations actually started a
series of advances which resulted in the encirclement and
ultimate destruction of masses of German troops within the
notorious Falaise Pocket.
2002, Sutton Publishing, 0750928220,<31684-02-G-01> 256pp, 40
b&w photographs , As new in d/w,
£15.00
QB-1375 ~ THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR ~ by Peter Tsouras
A well illustrated history of the Russo-German War, 1941-1945.
The illustrations are from a unique archive of photographs. The
war in its totality is graphically illustrated from Leningrad,
Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk, Karkov, and the offensives that took
the Red Armies to Berlin, to the lightning campaign in
Manchuria in 1945
1992, Greenhill Books, 1853671282,<11155-01-G-01> 256pp, 400
photos, large format, fine in dw,
£10.00
QB-1376 ~ FIGHTING POWER: GERMAN AND US ARMY
PERFORMANCE 1939-45 ~ by Martin Van Creveld
Originally published in 1982. The author analyses the ways in
which the German Army developed the fighting power that
allowed them to achieve a number of military victories even when
outnumbered and using outdated equipment. He compares and
contrasts the Germans with the U.S.Army, which developed a
different style of war based on superior economic and
technological resources. He also looks at organisational elements
such as principles of command, assignment of manpower, and
indoctrination of troops
, Greenwood Publications, 9780313091575,<23150-01-G-01> 198pp
tables and graphs, new in card cover, CARD
£13.95
QB-1377 ~ THE BERLIN DIARIES 1940-1945 ~ by Marie 'Missie'
Vassiltchikov
A remarkable account of life in a police state at war. Marie
Vassiltchikov worked with the German Broadcasting Authority
and later with the Information Department of the Foreign
Ministry where her immediate superior was the odious Dr Franz
Six, the Nazi official who was appointed by Reinhard Heydrich to
direct state police operations in German-occupied Great Britain.
She describes vividly life in Berlin and Germany during the war.
A friend of Adam von Trott she knew about events leading up to
the July 1944 plot and its aftermath.
1986, Chatto & Windus, 0701129794,<27582-01-G-01> 320pp, 12pp
of ills,4 maps/plans, Good in dw,
£10.00
XN-2572 ~ SNIPER ON THE EASTERN FRONT: THE
MEMOIRS OF SEPP ALLERBERGER KNIGHTS CROSS ~ by
Albrecht Wacker
Josef Sepp Allerberger, was an Austrian conscript who was
drafted to the Southern sector of the Eastern Front in July 1942.
Wounded at Voroshilovsk, he experimented with a captured
Russian sniper-rifle whilst convalescing, and returned to his unit
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as a sniper specialist. As the German Army was forced to
withdraw under almost constant pressure from the Russians,
Allerberger became one of the very few private soldiers to be
awarded the coveted Knights Cross. This harrowing memoir
provides a vivid insight to the atrocious conditions and brutal
cruelty of this campaign.
2005, Pen & Sword, 1844153177,<35814-02-G-01> 146pp, 9 b/w
photos, maps, New in d/w,
£19.99
QB-1378 ~ A.W.O.L. ~ by Major Guy Weymouth MBE
The author was a subaltern in the 6th Queen's Own Royal west
Kent Regiment in WWII. After severe fighting in Tunisia he was
captured at Bald Hill in November, 1942. He was incarcerated in
various POW camps in Italy &, having successfully escaped, he
lived on his wits behind enemy lines for many months. This is his
story
1993, Tom Donovan Publishing, 1871085209,<30975-01-G-01>
98pp, 23 ills, maps, Vg in d/w,
£10.00
QB-1379 ~ THE PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE SECOND
WORLD WAR ~ by Director of Literature Harold Wheeler
From September 1939 to December 1940. Includes chapters on
Poland, Finland, the fall of Holland, the defences of Britain and
the victories in the Mediterranean.
nd, Odhams Press, <12216-01-G-01> 576pp, maps. Good,
£10.00
QB-1380 ~ BOUNCE THE RHINE: THE GREATEST
AIRBORNE OPERATION IN HISTORY ~ by Charles Whiting
The Allied Armies' Rhine Crossings in March 1945. After the
disastrous failure at Arnhem and the French failure at
Strasbourg, 3 months went by before the Americans under Karl
Timmermann captured the bridge at Remagen. And then
prestige and personal vanity seemed to require everyone to get in
on the act. Did the generals' greed for publicity override strategic
considerations? What was the strategic value of Montgomery's
crossing between Wessel and Rees when Allied casualties were
greater than those on D-Day?
1985, Book Club Edition, <7766-01-G-01> xiv + 190pp, 36 photos,
map. Good in rubbed and slightly chipped dw,
£8.00
QB-1382 ~ THE STRUGGLE FOR EUROPE ~ by Chester
Wilmot
One of the most important books written soon after World War
II as it tells the story not only of how Hitler and the Third Reich
were defeated, but of how Stalin and the Soviet Union emerged
the real victors. The book draws on thousands of German State
Papers plus official material which emerged at the Nuremburg
Trials as well as Allied documents lluminating Anglo-American
differences. All this apart it tells a racy tale of the build-up to DDay and the scenes on the Beaches and Bocage country of
Normandy
1952, Collins & Brown, <5586-02-G-01> 766pp, numerous maps,
appendices, index. G in v/worn & chipped d/w,
£10.00
QB-1381 ~ THE STRUGGLE FOR EUROPE ~ by Chester
Wilmot
One of the most important books written soon after World War
II as it tells the story not only of how Hitler and the Third Reich
were defeated, but of how Stalin and the Soviet Union emerged
the real victors.
1952, Collins, <5586-03-G-01> 766pp, numerous maps, appendices,
index. Fair in blue boards. Spine sltly detached,
£8.00
QB-1383 ~ OPEN ROAD TO FARAWAY : ESCAPES FROM
NAZI POW CAMPS 1941-1945 ~ by Andrew S Winton
The author, from the village of Woolfords near Lanark, was a
student at the Edinburgh College of Art before enlisting with the
RAF. Shot down over Germany in September 1941, he spent the
next four years attempting to escape from Nazi Prisoner of War
Camps in Germany Czechoslovakia and Poland. Following one
escape of 17 days, he experienced the horrors of Buchenwald
Concentration Camp. Andrew and his comrades were eventually
handed over to the Americans by the Russians at the River Elbe.
After the war he gave evidence at the Nuremberg Trials.
2001, Cualann Press, 9780953503650,<33714-01-G-01> 160pp.
illustrations, New in card Covers, CARD
£5.00
QB-1384 ~ DETOUR: THE STORY OF OFLAG IVC ~ by
Lieutenant J E R Wood MC
Oflag IVC - "Sonderlager" - Colditz; The German "escapeproof" POW camp. This is a very scarce book with colour
illustrations by Lieut. J. F. Watton of the Border Regiment. This
copy has heavily stained board covers the spine is snagged &
split. The contents & text are very good however.
1946, The Falcon Press, <14352-02-G-01> xxiv + 191pp, 64 col &
b/w plates, b/w illustrations & diagrams, V. scarce. covers marked,
text good,
£18.00
QB-1385 ~ SPECIAL COMMANDO ~ by Rex Woods
Royal Artillery 2nd Lieutenant Robert Wilson returned from the
chaos of Dunkirk and answered Churchill's call for shock troops
who would "set Europe ablaze". He was a founder member of the
SBS and went to war in a submarine - even though he was an
army officer. He carried out commando operations in Italy,
Sicily, Greece and North Africa, was promoted to Captain and, in
1942, ended up in an Italian POW camp from where he made two
ingenious escapes. This is his story
1985, William Kimber, 0718305701,<31051-01-G-01> 191pp, 27
b/w photos, maps, Fine in d/w,
£16.00
QB-1386 ~ STALINGRAD TO BERLIN: DEFEAT IN THE
EAST ~ by Earl F Ziemke
A history of the German Campaign in Russia, from the
encirclement at Stalingrad to the surrender of Berlin.
1971, US Govt Printing Office, <2542-02-G-01> xiv + 549pp, 73 ills,
42 maps, Red boards very good,
£20.00
QB-1387 ~ UNITED STATES ARMY GROUND FORCES
:TABLES OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT : WORLD
WAR II Vol. 1/1 ~ by J J Hays
Volume 1/1 The Division HQ & Special Troops, Signals, Medical,
Ordinance, Quartermaster. The 1939 Infantry Division and the
1940 Square Division are also included: This revised edition has
an additional 26 pages Tables of Organisation and of Equipment
starting with those of 1940 as these were in effect when American
went to war in 1941. These Tables remained in effect until mid
1942 so were in use during the early campaigns in the Pacific and
North Africa.
2008, Military Press978085420813,<35720-01-G-02> x + 172 + x
pages, 110 tables and illustrated diagram, New. Revised edition,
CARD
£19.99
QB-1388 ~ THE SOVIET-FINNISH CAMPAIGN DECEMBER
1ST 1939 TO MARCH 13 1940 ~ by Major A S Hooper
Foreword by Bernard Shaw.The author describes and discusses
the defences of Finland including the Mannerheim Line and the
Red Army campaign of attack.
1940, Private Publication, <35765-01-G-02> 24pp maps. Good.
Pages browning. 1940 written in pen on front cover, CARD
£5.00
QB-1389 ~ THE FRENCH RIVIERA CAMPAIGN OF AUGUST
1944 ~ by Alan F Wilt
Some line-throughs in bibliography.Showing wear. Good. The
Allied landings on the Southern France in 1944 - Operation
Dragoon - the battles for Marseilles & Toulon, and the race for
the Belfort Gap
1981, Southern Illinnois Uni.Pr, 0809310007,<19227-01-G-02> xii +
208pp, 33 ills, 5 maps,
£12.00
Post World War II
XN-2573 ~ JUNGLE JOTTINGS ~
Facsimile reprint of a war office publication from 1945. This
valuable pamphlet gives a great deal of information on the
conditions in the Far East and on fighting the Japanese. It
includes notes on how to treat the native population, how to
survive in the jungle, and what the Japanese were doing - and
how to beat the enemy. It is very valuable to students of jungle
warfare because it deals with the subject at an intimate level, and
gives many examples from the fighting in the jungle in the
various countries and territories in which the Japanese were
engaged.
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2006, MLRS Books, 978190569643,<35688-01-H-01> 106pp, new
in card covers,
£12.00
XN-2574 ~ AFGHANISTAN: A TOUR OF DUTY ~ by Alexander
Allan
An unforgettable portfolio of more than 100 images documenting
ordinary British soldiers on a routine tour of duty in Afghanistan
– sweltering in the heat, interacting with the locals, training the
Afghan Army, fighting off Taliban attacks and taking casualties.
The photographs are by Alexander Allan, a former serving
officer whose feeling for his troops and how they manage what
they have been sent to do erupts from every image. The words
are by the soldiers themselves. An unrivalled look at the day-today life of the British soldier in Afghanistan.
2009, Third Millennium, 9781906507398,<35778-01-H-01> 112pp,
numerous colour illustrations, New in card cover, CARD
£12.99
QB-1390 ~ ONE SOLDIER'S WAR IN CHECHNYA ~ by Arkady
Babchenko and Translator Nick Allen
A compulsively readable and vivid account of life as a young
soldier in Russia's Chechen wars, it takes the raw and mundane
reality of days amid guns and grenades and twists it into
compelling, chilling, and eerily elegant prose. Babchenko traces
his journey from innocence to experience, beginning with his
teenage arrival in the transit camp just north of Chechnya and
harsh treatment by his seniors as a naive and scared new recruit,
through to his period of active duty at the front, by which time he
has become a brutalized and hardened soldier.
2007, Portobello Books, 9781846271053,<35273-01-H-01> 405pp,
New in card cover, CARD
£10.99
XN-2575 ~ TASK FORCE HELMAND:A SOLDIER'S STORY
OF LIFE, DEATH AND COMBAT ON THE AFGHAN FRONT
LINE ~ by Doug Beattie
In 2006 Beattie of 1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiment was
awarded the Military Cross for his part in recapturing the town
of Garmsir from the Taliban. Due to retire from the Army in
2007, he was asked to do one more tour and in March 2008, he
returned to Afghanistan. For six months he led Afghan and
British troops into repeated, exhausting battles with the Taliban.
He took part in 50 major contacts and describes in detail the
reality of the frontline. There are vivid accounts of the chaos and
aftermath of suicide attacks at close quarter, of saving lives in
impossible conditions and the challenges of mentoring young
soldiers and the sometimes wayward Afghan Army.
2009, Simon & Schuster, 9781847376442,<35837-01-H-01> 368pp,
New in dw,
£17.99
QB-1391 ~ THE ANGEL OF MOSTAR ~ by Sally Becker
British nurse, Sally Becker, was so shocked by TV pictures of
suffering in Bosnia she set off to do something about it. Horrified
by what she found she organised her own evacuations of sick and
wounded women and children leading the press to name her
"The Angel of Mostar". UN Aid Agencies often tried to impede
her efforts but UNPROFOR co-operated and even used her as a
kind of shield - attracting the press and TV people to armoured
convoys which would have been attacked but for their presence.
1996, ISIS (Large Print Ed.), 0753154048,<31025-01-H-01> 215pp,
Mint, LARGE PRINT,
£10.00
QB-1392 ~ THE BRITISH ARMY OVERSEAS 1945-1970 ~ by
Malcolm A Bellis
Order of Battle of British Army Units serving overseas in India
1945-47 & Burma 1945-48 (Independence), Palestine 1945-48,
Suez Canal Zone 1945-6 & the Suez crisis in 1956. British Army
on the Rhine 1945-70, Korea 1950-57, Malaya 1948-1962, Kenya
1949-56 (Mau Mau emergency), Cyprus 1954-65 (EOKA
Terrorist campaign), Aden, Gulf States 1955-70, & Borneo 196369. Over 100 insignia illustrated, arm-of-service numbers,
organisation & campaign notes & medals with index. A unique
summary of British withdrawal from Empire.
2001, Datafile Books, 0952969327,<32232-01-H-01> 71pp,
drawings, maps. New in card covers,CARD
£8.95
QB-1393 ~ THE FALKLANDS WAR: THE FULL STORY ~ by
Paul Eddy and Magnus Linklater
By the Sunday Times Insight Team, this is the full story of the
fight for the Falklands in 1982. From the corridors of Whitehall
to an Argentinian Minefield, the authors have used their daily
coverage of the war with additional accounts from those whose
stories could not be published at the time. They had journalists
reporting from the Task Force, from Argentina and from the
Falkland Islands themselves as the invasion started
1982, Book Club Associates, <25312-02-H-01> 274pp, ills, maps,
Dustjacket faded on spine and edges. Good,
£8.00
QB-1394 ~ BRITAIN'S MILITARY STRATEGY IN IRELAND:
THE KITSON EXPERIMENT ~ by Roger Faligot
A survey of Britain's military confrontation with the IRA.
Drawing on intelligence sources, personal knowledge and
experience of Ireland as well as contacts with the political forces
involved, the author assesses the strategy of the British Army and
Secret Services. The implementation of General Frank Kitson's
theory of low intensity operations, he argues, combined with the
deployment of the SAS and tough measures set a dangerous
precedent.
1983, Zed Press, 086232047X,<35687-01-H-01> 249pp, Good in
creased card covers, CARD
£25.00
QB-1395 ~ THE TRUTH ABOUT YUGOSLAVIA: WHY
WORKING PEOPLE SHOULD OPPOSE INTERVENTION ~
by George Fyson and Argiris Malapanis
Suggests that the carnage in Yugoslavia is the result of the
depression-ridden world capitalist system. This work considers
how rival gangs of would-be capitalists fight a war for territory
and resources, while the US and Europe intervene militarily to
advance their competing interests
1993, Pathfinder, 0873487761,<35817-01-H-01> 89pp photos. maps.
Good. Crease on front cover, CARD
£6.00
QB-1396 ~ KOREA: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WAR ~
by Joseph C Goulden
The definitive story of one of the most momentous events in
modern US history - the nation's first "hot war" with Communist
adversaries. This 'limited', non declared war resulted in more
than 52,000 American dead. The book covers every aspect of the
war, both the spectacular military actions and its political
origins, its agonizing peace negotiations, and its consequences,
many of which reverberate to this day.
1982, Times Books, New York, 0812909852,<35747-01-H-01>
690pp, 5 maps, 27 b/w photos, g in slightly worn d/w,
£10.00
QB-1397 ~ NORTHERN IRELAND: POLITICS THE
CONSTITUTION ~ by Brigid Hadfield Editor
The book aims to facilitate an exchange of ideas between political
scientists and lawyers on the issue of Northern Ireland and its
form of government. Beginning with a dicsussion on the evolution
of the constitution and the influential factors in its development.
It goes on to examine the policy administraion, the electoral
system and the role of the police, army and judiciary. The book
concludes with considerations of other divided societies in
Western Europe and with the situation in Northern Ireland.
1992,0335099629,<3127-01-H-01> 183pp, Good. Edgewear on
covers. CARD
£6.00
QB-1398 ~ SOMEBODY ELSE'S WAR ~ by Paul Harris
Front-line reports from the war in the Balkans 1991-1992. Harris
was trapped in Jugoslavia when war broke out - his plane was
bombed in the attack on Ljubljana airport and he stayed on to
report the war. A brutal, modern war, fought with mediaeval
ferocity. With chronology of events, notes on military strategy
and tactics, leading figures etc.
1998, Spa Books, 090759042X,<28272-03-H-01> 160pp, 54 col
photos, 25 b/w photos, 5 maps, bibliography, notes, index, very good
in card cover, CARD
£7.00
QB-1399 ~ NOTHERN IRELAND: A PSYCHOLOGICAL
ANALYSIS ~ by Ken Heskin
Draws on modern social psychology to put forward a thought
provoking view of Northern Ireland's conflict and tensions. the
author pays attention to the behaviour of terrorists, he also
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1993, The Lilliput Press, 1874675082,<10397-01-H-01> 443pp,
Good. Card covers creased at edges.CARD
£8.00
QB-1405 ~ BLOOD CLOT: IN COMBAT WITH THE
PATROLS PLATOON, 3 PARA AFGHANISTAN, 2006 ~ by
Jake Scott
A personal account of the Parachute Regiment's ferocious tour of
duty in Helmand Province, Afghanistan 2006 by a man who was
involved in the thick of the action. Resources and manning were
poor and for the Paras it was back to basics, living in holes in the
ground in 60 degree temperatures, often in small numbers and
under constant attack from the Taliban. After intense fighting
against the odds, leaving dead Taliban soldiers in their wake and
encountering some very near misses themselves, the Patrols
platoon eventually ended their tour of duty
2008, Helion & Company, 9781906033316,<27123-01-H-01> 229pp
5 maps ills. As new in d/w,
£8.00
XN-2577 ~ THE HERO INSIDE ~ by Gill Shaw
With a foreword by Ross Kemp, The Hero Inside is the officially
authorised fund-raising book for Help for Heroes, the charity
founded in 2007 to support servicemen and women wounded in
the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Conceived and
photographed by Gill Shaw, this inspirational book is a thoughtprovoking and emotional record of the experiences and traumas
both on the battlefield and at home. It is a tribute to our Armed
Forces and those who support them. Leading celebrity
supporters of Help for Heroes featured include Joanna Lumley,
Boris Johnson, Sir Chris Hoy, Michael Portillo, Stephen Fry and
James May.
2009, Quiller Publishing, 9781846890765,<35770-01-H-01> 128pp,
numerous colour photos, New in card cover, CARD
£9.99
QB-1406 ~ THE COVERT WAR ~ by Peter Stiff
The previously untold story of Koevoet – the South African
Police’s highly successful counter-insurgency unit. Initially based
on the Selous Scouts of Rhodesia, it was formed in 1979 and
deployed in Namibia until independence in 1989 when it was
disbanded. During its almost ten year existence it fought in more
than 1600 actionss and killed or captured 3225 of SWAPO’s
PLAN soldiers, but it paid a high price in blood losing almost 160
policemen killed in action with another 949 wounded — more
casualties than any other South African fighting unit since World
War II.
2004, Galago Books, 1919854037,<35000-02-H-01> 512pp, 102
colour & b/w photos, 10 illustrations, 5 maps, New in d/w,
£35.00
QB-1407 ~ PORTUGAL AND AFRICA ~ by John Sykes
The story of the people of Mozambique and the war of
independence waged by the FRELIMO guerillas.
1971, Hutchinson Publications, 0091090601,<21624-01-H-01>
199pp, 25 photos, map, Good in dw,
£8.00
QB-1408 ~ DEFEATING COMMUNIST INSURGENCY: THE
LESSONS OF MALAYA AND VIETNAM ~ by Sir Robert
Thompson
A new reprint of Sir Robert Thompson's acclaimed study. Based
on the his successful experience in Malaya, and his subsequent
advisory work for the Americans in Vietnam, Thompson's keys
to victory and success have not changed with time. This book is
the one by which all other counterinsurgency books are judged
2005, Hailer Publishing, 0977615502,<31157-02-H-01> 171pp, 3
maps, New in card cover, CARD
£39.00
QB-1409 ~ THE LESSONS OF VIETNAM ~ by W Scott
Thompson Editor and Donaldson D Frizzel Editor
A retrospective critical examination of the war by a group of
Statesmen and Generals who were prominent in the planning and
execution of the war. The causes of the failure of the American
and South Vietnamese to achieve their goals are considered
analytically and candidly. The study has been organised
thematically to incorporate both commissioned papers and a
hard hitting discussion.
1977, Macdonald & Janes, 0354070921,<35797-01-H-01> 288pp
map. dustjacket rubbed. Good,
£12.00
examines attitudes of both communities to themselves and to each
other.
1980, Gill & Macmillan, 0717109577,<21345-01-H-01> 174pp, very
good in dw,
£10.00
QB-1400 ~ THE MALAYAN EMERGENCY & INDONESIAN
CONFRONTATION ~ by Robert Jackson
The struggle with Communist terrorists in Malaya became a
textbook example of how to fight a guerrilla war, based on
political as well as military means. This book deals with both the
campaign fought by British and Commonwealth security forces
in Malaya against insurgents, between 1948 and 1960, and also
the action in North Borneo during the period of Confrontation
with Indonesia from 1962 to 1966. Both campaigns provided
invaluable experience in the development of anti-guerrilla tactics
and this is the first full study to cover the role of airpower in
these conflicts.
2008, Pen & Sword, 9781844157754,<35319-01-H-01> 156pp,
maps, illustrations, New in d/w,
£19.99
QB-1401 ~ JUSTICE UNDER FIRE ~ by Editor Anthony Jennings
An account of the Abuse of Civil Liberties in Northern Ireland.
The book examines the emergency measures which were
introduced in the Province through the 1970s and'80s in order to
improve the administration of justice. The authors, all of whom
are professionally involved in the theory or practice of law, take
issue with many of these measures such as the so called Diplock,
no-jury courts, the use of 'supergrasses' and the various
Prevention of Terrorism Acts.
1988, Pluto Press, 0745302637,<35748-01-H-01> 297pp, index, g in
d/w,
£10.00
QB-1402 ~ VIETNAM: A HISTORY ~ by Stanley Karnow
Probably the best, most comprehensive account of the War in
Vietnam. It provides the background history to the conflict from
Ho Chi Minh’s fight against the Japanese in WWII, his Vietminh
guerrillas conquest of the colonial French, & the partition of the
country into the Communist North & the Republican South.
Thereafter America was drawn into the conflict, finally
withdrawing in the early 1970s, which led to the fall of South
Vietnam in 1973
1983, Century Publishing, 0712600108,<21719-03-H-01> xiv +
750pp, 100 ills, maps, vg in dw,
£12.00
XN-2576 ~ ATTACK STATE RED ~ by Colonel Richard Kemp
and Chris Hughes
Attack State Red: Explosive entry using a grenade or charge.
Enter firing at will. Colonel Richard Kemp, a former
Commanding Office of 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian
Regiment, and Chris Hughes, the Daily Mirror Security
Correspondent, tell the story of the Royal Anglian's deployment
in Helmand's Sangin Valley in the Spring of 2007 for the first
time.
2009, Michael Joseph, 9780718155063,<35835-01-H-01> 496pp,
New in hardback,
£17.99
QB-1403 ~ LOW INTENSITY OPERATIONS ~ by General Sir
Frank Kitson
Subtitled 'Subversion, Insurgency, and Peacekeeping', this is a
reprint of Sir Frank Kitson's acclaimed work. When the book
was first published in the 1970s, the US was losing an insurgency
in Vietnam, and Great Britain was in its final stages as a colonial
power. By that point, Britain had participated in more than 30
low intensity operations, and had been unsuccessful in most of
them. Kitson, a veteran of many, decided to put his thoughts on
paper as to how he thought these battles could be won.
2008, Hailer Publishing, 9780979408441,<29832-02-H-01> 208pp, 6
charts, New in card cover, CARD
£34.00
QB-1404 ~ A CITIZENS' INQUIRY: THE OPSAHL REPORT
ON NORTHERN IRELAND ~ by (Editor) Andy Pollack
The outcome of an experiment in asking the people of Northern
Ireland for their ideas about ways out of the violent deadlock.
The project was organised by Iniative '92. Several thousand
people responded, individually and collectively and hundreds
were invited to speak publicly before an International
Commission chaired by Human Rights Lawyer Torkel Opsahl.
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XN-2578 ~ BULLETS, BOMBS AND CUPS OF TEA ~ by Ken
Wharton
A flashback to the daily lives of the British Soldiers who deployed
to Northern ireland on Operations Motor man and Banner.The
author's second oral history of the Northern Ireland troubles told
again from the perspective of the ordinary British soldier. Packed
with anecdotal first hand accounts, this book looks deeper into
the conflict, providing revealing and long-forgotten stories of the
troubles from the back streets of the Ardoyne to the bandit
country of South Armagh
2009, Casemate, 9781906033347,<14697-01-H-01> 544pp, New in
dustjacket,
£25.00
QB-1410 ~ KOREA: THE UNKNOWN WAR ~ by Jon Halliday
and Bruce Cummings
A well illustrated history of a war in which over 3 million people
died. Essentially a civil war, the illustrations depict the savagery
of the conflict, & complement a thoughtful account of its origins.
Amongst other facets the book examines atrocities, the
threatened deployment of the atom bomb, the question of germ
warfare, & the activities in Korea of George Blake and Tom
Driberg.
1988, Pantheon Books, New York, 0394553667,<5350-02-H-02>
224pp, 200 ills, very good in d/w,
£14.00
QB-1411 ~ KOREA: THE UNKNOWN WAR ~ by Jon Halliday
and Bruce Cummings
A well illustrated history of a war in which over 3 million people
died.
1988, Pantheon Books, New York, 0394553667,<5350-03-H-02>
224pp, 200 ills, Good - small marks on back board, no d/w, £10.00
QB-1412 ~ THE BLOODY ROAD TO PANMUNJOM ~ by
Edwin P Hoyt
The story of the Korean War from the Chinese intervention to
the Panmunjom Treaty. Looks at the battles at Chosin, the
evacuation of X Corps, the fightback under Ridgway, the Chinese
offensives, and the Static War.
1985, Stein & Day, 0812829999,<9171-01-H-02> +320pp, 20
photos, 46 maps, dw wn, ow vg,
£10.00
QB-1413 ~ 100 HOURS TO SUEZ ~ by Robert Henriques
The 1956 Campaign in the Sinai by the Israeli Army & the
destruction of the Egyptian forces. Generally is considered to be
one of the best contemporary accounts. Henriques had served in
the British Army for 30 years as well as being a distinguished
author.
1957, Collins, <5457-01-H-03> 253pp, maps. vg in dw,
£10.00
QB-1414 ~ CONFRONTATION: THE WAR WITH
INDONESIA 1962-1966 ~ by Nick van der Bijl
For over four years in the 1960s the armed forces of the UK were
engaged in a little publicised jungle war on the vast island of
Borneo. At any one time up to 50,000 troops were deployed along
a 1,000 mile front. Their enemy were the communist led
Indonesians who were determined to seize the states of Sarawak,
Sabah and the oil rich Brunei. Indonesian incursions were
rigorously defended and ruthlessly pursued and top secret
'Claret' operations took the fight to the enemy with cross border
Special Forces operation.
2007, Pen & Sword, 9781844155958,<35211-01-H-03> 280pp, 38
b/w photos, New in d/w,
£19.99
QB-1415 ~ 3-2-1 BOMB GONE ~ by Colonel Steve Smith MBE
Since the emergence of the terrorist bombing campaign in
Northern Ireland in 1969, the dreadful atrocities committed
against civilian and military targets in the province have
regularly made news headlines across the world. Behind these
headlines is the story of the British Army's bomb disposal
operators and their tireless work to defuse terrorist bombs before
they can kill and maim. The author was awarded the MBE in
1993 for his bomb disposal work in Northern Ireland.
2006, Sutton Publishing, 0750942053,<33776-02-H-04> 256pp, 42
b/w photos, New in dw,
£19.99
QB-1416 ~ VISIONS OF NAM: 3 VOLUMES ~ by Harvey D
Fletcher
Three volumes of poetry by a retired veteran of Korea and
Vietnam. Vol.I ISBN 094032900X.Vol.II ISBN 0940329018.
Vol.III ISBN 0940329026. All copies signed by author. Although
unread, some shelfwear on edges.
1987, Jo-Ely Publishing Co, <9991-01-H-06>
vol.1.63pp.Vol.2.64pp.vol.3.64pp, Good, CARD
£16.00
QB-1417 ~ THE US ARMY IN VIETNAM: PUBLIC AFFAIRS THE MILITARY AND THE MEDIA 1962-1968 ~ by William M
Hammond
The Vietnam War was the first major conflict fought without
some form of Press censorship. This official US Army publication
is a wide-ranging study including the origins of controversy, the
Buddhist crisis, counter-insurgency operations, the ground war,
problems with the press, claims & counter-claims & the Tet
Offensive & its impact
1988, US Govt Printing Office, <1373-02-H-06> xvi + 413pp, 73
photos, 2 maps, index, Near fine in rubbed & chipped d/w,
£20.00
QB-1418 ~ THE NORTH VIETNAMESE MILITARY
ADVISER IN LAOS: A FIRST HAND ACCOUNT ARPA
ORDER NO.189-1.MEMORANDUM RM-5688-ARPA.
~ by Paul F Langer and Joseph J Zasloff
An insight into the North Vietnamese role in Laos through the
testimony of Captain, Mai Dai Hap, a member of the Lao Dong
Party who served as military advisor to a Pathet Lao battalion in
Nam Tha Province from February 1964 until his defection in
December 1966. This memorandum presents excerpts from the
testimony which was part of a larger inquiry into Communism in
Laos which Rand conducted under the sponsorship of the
Advanced Research Projects Agency.
1968, Rand Corporation, <32379-01-H-06> 40pp, vg in slightly
faded card covers, CARD
£10.00
QB-1419 ~ THE MINDFUL MOMENT ~ by Tim Page
Tim Page's photographs of the Vietnam War brought its horrific
reality before the eyes of the world. Since then, his images of the
conflicts in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos have been published,
broadcast, and exhibited to universal praise. In the years
following the war Page has returned to Indochina some thirty
times. Now he has carefully selected and arranged the finest
photographs from his journeys across this ancient and intensely
spiritual land.
2001, Thames & Hudson Ltd, 0500542422,<33728-01-H-06> Large
format, 136 photographs, 126 in color. New in d/w,
£12.99
QB-1420 ~ THE VIETNAM STORY ~ by Ivan Shchedrov
The author was the Pravda correspondent in Vietnam during the
war. This is his account from the Russian perspective. Many of
the photographs were taken by him or other soviet
photographers showing the results of defoliant attacks on the
jungle and children, villagers taking up arms, meeting members
of the National Liberation Front (the Viet Cong) and its leaders.
The author travelled with NLF units and describes many actions
between them and US units. Russian/English text.
1972, Novosti Press Agency, <27209-01-H-06> 234pp. extensively
illustrated. dustjacket rubbed and torn at edges. slight darkening at
pages edges. Good,
£12.00
QB-1421 ~ THE WEEKEND WAR ~ by Shlomo Barer
The personal experiences of an Israeli officer in the 1956
campaign in the Sinai.
1959, Karni Publishers, <3515-01-H-08> 326pp, ep maps. remains of
dustwrapper, ow g,
£10.00
QB-1422 ~ ARAB GUERILLA POWER 1967-1972 ~ by Edgar
O'Ballance
The expansion of Arab guerilla operations after the debacle of
the '67 War. The expansion of the Fedayeen whose leaders had
hoped to apply in the Israeli-occupied territories the tried
theories of revolutionary guerilla warfare. The author looks at
the reasons that caused the Fedayeen to make a false
appreciation of the situation and the misjudgements which led to
the diastrous clash with the Jordanian Army. He clarifies the
issues and analyses the personalities involved.
37
1974, Faber & Faber Ltd. 0571101666,<784-01-H-08> 246pp, maps,
Very good in dw,
£12.00
QB-1423 ~ SPECIAL OPS: JOURNAL OF THE ELITE
FORCES & SWAT UNITS VOL.30 ~
Coalition Forces in Iraq, Volume 2. Covers the AOR North
Central controlled by 4th Infantry Division, the new Stryker
Brigade, 1st Armored Division in Baghdad, the Convoy Routes,
& AOR South East controlled by the Multinational Division
(South East). The MND (SE) chapter concentrates on the British
9th/12th Royal Lancers, The Light Infantry, the RAF Regiment,
the Danish contingent, the Italian Sassari Brigade, & the Dutch
contingent. Photos feature armor & equipment of these coalition
forces. The authors traveled all over Iraq along the many convoy
routes bringing photos of different American units in convoy &
escort duties, as well as destroyed Iraqi armored vehicles.
2004, Concord Publications, 9623610955,<32375-02-H-09> A4
format, 64pp, 200 + color ills, New in card covers, CARD
£15.00
QB-1424 ~ GEORGE BUSH VS SADDAM HUSSEIN ~ by Roger
Hilsman
Written shortly after the conclusion of the first Gulf War this
book is subtitled 'Military Success! Political Failure?' The
author, Colubmbia University Emeritus Professor Roger
Hilsman, maintains that the war was brought on not by a clash of
national interests, but by the intense personal rivalry between the
two main protagonists. Did the President manipulate the press
and news from the region, ignore military and diplomatic advice,
and engage in a "headlong rush to war"? An apposite read in
view of the current situation in Iraq
1992,0891414703,<31219-01-H-09> 273pp, maps, Mint in d/w,
£12.00
QB-1425 ~ BATTLEFIELD AFGHANISTAN ~ by Mike Ryan
The first thorough-going account of the war in the former
Taliban state. Not the politics behind the conflict, but the actual
situation for the men on the ground. Far from simply ’keeping
the peace,’ coalition forces in Afghanistan are involved in fullscale warfare with al-Qaeda militants and the forces of the
resurgent Taliban. This story of the men under fire is based upon
first-hand accounts from members of 3 Para, 16 Air Assault
Brigade, the Royal Marines and the Special Forces community,
together with the views and experiences of the US and French
troops.
2007, Spellmount, 9781862273900,<35212-01-H-09> 168pp, 59
colour photos, colour map, numerous b/w photos, New in card cover,
CARD
£12.99
QB-1426 ~ ON WAR ~ by Raymond Aron
Raymond Aron's examination of the possibilities of avoiding
nuclear war in the light of "the balance of power" and assesses
the true significance of the "local wars' in Korea and Indo-China.
First published in France the year before the launching of the
Sputnik, this first translation had an additional chapter written
in the light of that development.
1958, Secker & Warburg, 1st edition, <28656-01-H-11> 126pp, vg in
rubbed wn dw,
£18.00
QB-1427 ~ SCOTLAND AND THE COLD WAR ~ by Brian P
Jamison (Editor)
An introduction to Scotland’s Cold War experience. The book
includes an interesting selection of the numerous issues faced by
communities north of the Border from the close of the Second
World War until the late 1990s. Amongst the topics covered are
CND and the Peace Movement, the Trident Programme, Scottish
Communists in the Cold War, and Cold War Psychohistory.
2003, Cualann Press, 0954441613,<33722-01-H-11> 191pp. ills. new
in card covers, CARD
£5.00
QB-1428 ~ SOVIET MILITARY POWER ~ by William Koenig
and Peter Scofield
A study of the Soviet Military equipment and capabilities at the
height of the Cold War.The authors look at Soviet History and
war and then move to Nuclear Power, the soviet military, naval
and air forces and the individual soviet fighting man.
1983, Gallery Books, 0831779209,<25556-01-H-11> 224pp, 244 col
& b/w ills , 26 Diagrams , 6 Map , Table - large format, Good. Red
boards. Faded spine,
£8.00
QB-1429 ~ U.S. TROOPS IN EUROPE: ISSUES, COSTS AND
CHOICES ~ by John Newhouse
The debate on the continued presence of US troops in Europe,
nearly a quarter of a century after the second World War,
continued in the '70s. This book explores the issues in the light of
changing circumstances on both sides of the Atlantic at the time.
1971, Brookings Inst Pr, 0815760469,<33622-01-H-11> 177pp, vg in
dw,
£10.00
Political Subjects & Biographies
QB-1430 ~ MARLBOROUGH ~ by Maurice Ashley
Great Lives series. The Life and times of John Churchill 1st Duke
of Marlborough.
1947, Duckworth & Co, <32412-01-J-01> 143pp, red boards worn,
bumps. Gift inscription. Good,
£8.00
QB-1431 ~ ROGER KEYES ~ by Cecil Aspinall-Oglander
The biography of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes. He began his
career in a full-rigged frigate, hunted slave-traders, served on
Queen Victoria's Royal Yacht, and saw service in China in 1900.
In WWI he was at the Battle of the Bight, at the Dardanelles ,and
was Commander of the memorable Zeebrugge Raid. This copy
has a cracked rear endpaper with sound hinge, Text is good but
there is no d/w
1951, The Hogarth Press, <27913-02-J-01> 478pp, 10 ills, 5
maps/plans, index, Good in blue cloth - no d/w,
£10.00
QB-1432 ~ WINSTON CHURCHILL 1874-1945 ~ by Lewis
Broad
Churchill's life until the end of WWII. A Revised and extended
version of Broad’s biography, now including the wartime story
1945, Hutchinson Publications, revised & extended edition, <2588201-J-01> xviii + 582pp, portrait. dws ragged, ow g,
£10.00
QB-1433 ~ HITLER AND STALIN : PARALLEL LIVES ~ by
Alan Bullock
A fascinating and monumental comparative study of Hitler and
Stalin. Their backgrounds, early lives, how they achieved and
retained power, their methods of government etc. Why their
careers developed as they did. Their impact on the armed forces,
their conduct of war etc. An account of the crucial events of the
formative years of the twentieth century.
1991, Harper Collins, 0002154943,<12685-02-J-01> 1189pp, 62 ills,
18 maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, Good + in dw,
£12.00
QB-1434 ~ THE FRINGES OF POWER: DOWNING STREET
DIARIES 1939-1955 ~ by John Colville
At the outset of the Second World War, John Colville, a young
diplomat, was seconded from the foreign office to Number 10
Downing Street. He served three prime ministers - briefly Neville
Chamberlain and Clement Attlee - but for most of the time as
Private Secretary to Winston Churchill. Colville seldom left
Churchill's side and, in this fascinating secret diary, he paints an
invaluable portrait of the nation's most famous leader, both in
times of war and peace.
1985, Hodder & Stoughton, 0340382961,<32475-03-J-01> 796pp,
Fading on spine of dw ow very good,
£10.00
QB-1435 ~ WAR MEMOIRS: THE CALL TO HONOUR 19401942 ~ by General Charles De Gaulle
General Charles de Gaulle was the only member of the French
Government who, when France fell in June 1940, refused to
accept a separate peace with Germany and was ready to rally
other Frenchmen and continue the fight. This is his account of
the Battle of France, and the formation of the Free French forces.
This copy has the tipped in signature "C de Gaulle".
1955, Collins, <25530-01-J-01> 320pp, Portrait, ills, 5 maps, index,
g/vg in a g dw,
£75.00
38
and Colin leader of A Flight, 67 squadron, was shot down and
killed in Burma January 1942.
1950, Private Publication, <28411-01-J-01> 100pp ills, Inscription
from authors. vg in blue boards,
£15.00
QB-1443 ~ STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL ~ by Jorgen Halck
When Denmark was invaded in 1941 the author was in South
Africa on a business trip. He volunteered at once and joined the
Mounted Rifle regiment and served through the Abyssinian
Campaign. He was then drafted to Intelligence duties in the
Eighth Army and after the war joined the United Nations as an
Observer in the dispute between India and Kashmir.
1961, Jonathan Cape, <32413-01-J-01> 175pp, dw worn and marked.
small patch on fep ow vg,
£9.00
QB-1445 ~ THE IRONSIDE DIARIES 1937-1940 ~ by FM Lord
Ironside and DSO, MC Colonel Roderick Macleod
Ironside met Hitler, Goering and Mussolini in 1937. He was C-inC Middle East and Inspector-General of Overseas Forces prior to
WWII and became Chief of the Imperial General Staff on the
outbreak of war. Leaving that post in 1940 he became C-in-C
Home Forces, and retired having organised the defence of
Britain. He has revealing views and comments on the British and
French Armies in France and Flanders, and also the Norwegian
Campaign.
1962, Constable, 1st edition, <23879-02-J-01> 434pp, ills, maps,
index, Used. boards rubbed and worn, text and internals Good,
£10.00
QB-1444 ~ THE IRONSIDE DIARIES 1937-1940 ~ by FM Lord
Ironside and Editor. Colonel Roderick Macleod DSO, MC
Ironside met Hitler, Goering and Mussolini in 1937. He was C-inC Middle East and Inspector-General of Overseas Forces prior to
WWII and became Chief of the Imperial General Staff on the
outbreak of war. Leaving that post in 1940 he became C-in-C
Home Forces, and retired having organised the defence of
Britain. He has revealing views and comments on the British and
French Armies in France and Flanders, and also the Norwegian
Campaign.
1962, Constable, reprint of 1962 edn, <23879-03-J-01> 434pp, ills,
index, dw has library sticker on spine but no other stamps or
markings.
£12.00
QB-1446 ~ LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON (EIGHT
VOLUMES) ~ by Washington Irving
Washington Irving's great work of love. The Knickerbocker
edition of eight volumes, Green covers, gilt vignette on top and
bottom boards, gilt decorations on the spine, frontis to each
volume, rough-edged pages, top edge of pages gilt. The top and
base of spines show minor signs of wear, some end papers are
cracked but the hinges are sound, some foxing to preliminaries
and some preliminaries are a little loose, volume 1 only has a
damp stain at the base, not interfering with the text. The text
throughout is good, clean and sound.
1857, Putnam Publishers (USA), <28697-01-J-01> 8 Volumes:
v+426, xv+414, xiii+418, xv+416, xii+397, xi+431, vii+418,
vii+348pp,
£65.00
QB-1447 ~ MEMOIRS OF FIELD MARSHAL KESSELRING ~
by Field Marshal Kesselring
Written during Kesselring's imprisonment after World War II he
describes his military training, his service in World War I, his
work in the Reichswehr and his role in the founding of the
Luftwaffe. As one of Germany's most capable military strategists
he became Goering's deputy, commanding air fleets during the
invasion of France and the Battle of Britain. During the war
years he became C-in-C South. In 1945, after the Ardennes
offensive failed, Kesselring replaced von Rundstedt as C-in-C
West. He concludes with his account of his trial and
imprisonment for war crimes
1988, Presidio Press, 0891413537,<11134-01-J-01> 319pp, photos,
maps, Good in marked dw,
£10.00
QB-1448 ~ MEMOIRS OF FIELD MARSHAL KESSELRING. ~
by Field Marshal Kesselring
Written during Kesselring's imprisonment after World War II he
describes his military training, his service in World War I, his
QB-1437 ~ CROMWELL: OUR CHIEF OF MEN ~ by Antonia
Fraser
An outstanding life of the English "Lord Protector" - the dictator
of England who rose from a country gentleman to become one of
the foremost generals of his age. This study of Cromwell seeks to
strip his life of the propaganda that followed the Restoration
after his death.
1973, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 0297765566,<591-02-J-01> xx +
774pp, ills,, vg in sl wn dws stuck down with tape,
£10.00
QB-1436 ~ CROMWELL: OUR CHIEF OF MEN ~ by Antonia
Fraser
An outstanding life of the English "Lord Protector" - the dictator
of England who rose from a country gentleman to become one of
the foremost generals of his age.
1977, Book Club Edition, <591-01-J-01> xx + 774pp, ills,, Good in
wn dw,
£8.00
QB-1438 ~ ALANBROOKE ~ by David Fraser
Field Marshal Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke
KG, GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO and Bar, was Chief of the Imperial
General Staff during the Second World War, and was promoted
to Field Marshal in 1944. He was of one of the outstanding
soldiers of his generation, and one of the chief architects of Allied
victory in World War II. The Prologue and epilogue by Arthur
Bryant add a personal note of affectionate reminiscence.
1982, Collins, 0002163608,<16894-02-J-01> 604pp,b&w photos,
maps . previous owner name on endpaper. Good in dw,
£15.00
QB-1439 ~ WAR AND PEACE IN THE SPACE AGE ~ by
Lieutenant-General James Gavin
A fascinating study, written by one the most outstanding of
American Generals. An account of his experiences in World War
II in the Mediterranean and NW Europe with his airborne
division. He looks at the problems of defence in the immediate
post war period, facing the Soviet threat, and has some
interesting proposals as how the threat might have been met.
1959, Hutchinson Publications, <13135-01-J-01> 287pp, port, Good
in dw,
£10.00
QB-1440 ~ A LEADER BORN ~ by Alton Keith Gilbert
John S. “Slew” McCain was an old-school sailor and a pioneer in
the hard-hitting naval tactics that brought Imperial Japan to its
knees. He graduated from Annapolis in 1906 serving aboard a
cruiser in World War I, and earning his aviation wings in 1936.
By 1939 was commander of the aircraft carrier Ranger, and in
1942 he took command of all land-based aircraft during the
campaign for Guadalcanal. Throughout the war, McCain
prioritized fighters and single-seat dive-bombers as the best
weapons to directly attack the enemy. At the Philippines, Iwo
Jima, Okinawa, and finally up to the very coastline of Japan,
McCain’s carrier group destroyed thousands of enemy planes
and hundreds of ships. After Japan surrendered on September 2,
1945, McCain flew back to his home in the US, and died in his
bed the very next day.
2006, Casemate, 1932033505,<33546-02-J-01> 274pp, 33 b/w
photos, 4 maps, biblio, index, New in d/w,
£22.50
QB-1441 ~ INTO BATTLE: A SOLDIER'S DIARY OF THE
GREAT WAR ~ by Lieutenant-General Sir John Glubb KCB.CMG.
and DSO.OBE.MC
The WWI experiences of the famous 'Glubb Pasha', commander
of the Arab Legion. He joined the 7th Field Company Royal
Engineers in 1915 aged 18 & served at Ypres, on the Somme,
Arras and Combrai, commanding his company. Badly wounded
in August 1917, he re-joined his unit in July 1918 to take part in
the final victory of the British Army on the Western Front
1978, Book Club Associates, <16473-03-J-01> 224pp, 24 maps, Fair
in chipped d/w,
£10.00
QB-1442 ~ YOUR UNCLES ~ by Roger and Anne Gresham Cooke
A family history written as a tribute, by a surviving brother, to
four brothers who died during the first and second world wars.
Christopher was killed on board HMS Vanguard at Scapa Flow
in 1917, Nicholas, Flight Lieutenant in the RAF was reported
missing over the North Sea in May 1940, Philip an officer in the
SAS was captured and shot near Bologna in September, 1943,
39
2009, Liverpool UniversityPress, 9781846312274,<35775-01-J-01>
256pp, New in d/w,
£25.00
QB-1454 ~ HEROES ~ by John Pilger
Journalist John Pilger brings together accounts of events and
people in his own life and home, victims in conflicts covered by
him during his career, political victims and those denied basic
civil rights, those he has brought to the attention of the world in
his writing, documentaries and campaigns.
1986, Jonathan Cape, 0224023012,<20417-01-J-01> 591pp, ills, dw
has some scoring on the back ow very good,
£10.00
QB-1455 ~ IN SEARCH OF WILLIE PATTERSON ~ by Fred
Reid
Musing on the history of his family, the author came to focus on
his grandfather, Willie Patterson. Born in 1883, Willie grew up in
a notorious slum district of Glasgow. After leaving school he
worked for a time as a labourer and then joined the British army.
He served in Ireland and India until 1910 and saw distinguished
service in the East African campaign of the First World War.
Willie won the Military Medal for 'conspicuous gallantry in
action and devotion to duty'. His return to a 'land fit for heroes'
saw Clydebank plunged into economic depression. Willie joined
the Independent Labour Party and participated in the turbulent
politics of 'Red Clydeside'
2002, Cualann Press, 0953503674,<33742-01-J-01> 159pp,
numerous b/w illustrations, New in card cover, CARD
£5.00
QB-1456 ~ ARCHITECT OF VICTORY: DOUGLAS HAIG ~ by
Walter Reid
In the final stages of the war Haig controlled a British Army,
which had grown from six divisions to sixty over the course of the
war. The British Army in France in 1918 compromised nearly
three million men - only a third less than the population of
London. Fascinated by technology, he pressed for the use of tanks
and air power, and encouraged the use of new techniques
involving artillery and machine-guns. Above all, he presided over
a change in infantry tactics from almost total reliance on the rifle
towards multi-weapon techniques
2006, Birlinn Ltd, 9781841585178,<35792-01-J-01> 555pp. 20+
photos. As new in dw,
£10.00
QB-1457 ~ I WAS ROOSEVELT'S SHADOW ("DISTRICT
NO.16") ~ by Michael F Reilly
The author was responsible for guarding President Roosevelt
during WW.II. He took part in all the overseas journeys and
meetings with other Allied leaders and was present at his death.
W Foulsham & Co Ltd, <16984-01-J-01> 128pp, 8 ills, Blue boards
rubbed with faded spine. Good,
£6.00
QB-1458 ~ MEMOIRS OF CHANCELLOR PASQUIER ~ by
Translator C E Roche
After brief introductory chapters covering his early years and
entry into the Parlement of Paris in 1787, these memoirs cover
the tumultuous period of French history from 1789 to 1815 - the
Revolution - the Consulate - the Empire. Three volumes; Blue
cloth, the top board of Volume 2 has some white marks; bright
gilt vignette on top boards and titles on spine; the spines are
dulled and worn at top and bottom; the end papers are cracking
but the hinges remain sound although that of Volume 1 is loose,
otherwise the internals are tight, clean and sound throughout.
, Scribners, NY, 1893/94, <28694-01-J-01> 3 vols: xxi + 559pp,
frontis; xviii + 474pp; xviii + 461pp, spines worn, eps cracking,
hinges sound, text g,
£42.00
XN-2580 ~ ANOTHER LIFE: LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA ~
by Andrew R B Simpson
T.E. Lawrence found global recognition for his leadership of the
Arab Revolt during World War I, harassing the Turks from
Medina to Damascus and preparing the ground for the final
Allied offensive in 1918. 'Another Life' is about Lawrence's life
after Arabia, his service in the RAF and the Tank Corps, and
details how he became an expert in the technology of the new
RAF. It investigates his literary endeavours and his tragically
early death, a sad end to a Renaissance man, an academic, a
talented engineer and a soldier without parallel.
work in the Reichswehr and his role in the founding of the
Luftwaffe. As one of Germany's most capable military strategists
he became Goering's deputy, commanding air fleets during the
invasion of France and the Battle of Britain. During the war
years he became C-in-C South. In 1945, after the Ardennes
offensive failed, Kesselring replaced von Rundstedt as C-in-C
West. He concludes with his account of his trial and
imprisonment for war crimes.
1974, Purnell, <11134-02-J-01> 326pp, 10 photos. vg in slightly
discoloured dw,
£10.00
QB-1449 ~ THE WIESENTHAL FILE ~ by Alan Levy
An authoritative examination of Simon Wiesenthal's life and
work. Wiesenthal spent four and a half years in Mauthausen
concentration camp. Fifty years later he was still committed to
the pursuit of Nazi war criminals.
1993, Constable, 009471570X,<29167-01-J-01> 463pp, 17 photos,
index, near fine in dw,
£14.00
QB-1450 ~ GUDERIAN: PANZER GENERAL ~ by Kenneth
Macksey
The biography Heinz Wilhelm Guderian. He was a military
theorist and innovative General of the German Army during the
Second World War. Germany's panzer forces were raised and
fought according to his works, best-known among them Achtung
- Panzer! He held posts as Panzer Corps commander, Panzer
Army commander, Inspector-General of Armored Troops, and
chief of staff of the army. He rose to the rank of Generaloberst in
July 1940. Guderian is recognized as one of the most prominent
generals of WWII.
1975, Book Club Associates, <11206-01-J-01> xii + 226pp, 27
photos, 6 maps, g in chipped dw,
£12.00
QB-1451 ~ THE LIFE OF WELLINGTON ~ by WH Maxwell
Maxwell's Life Of Wellington. This is the Revised, Condensed
and Completed New Edition published in 1889. The book is
presented in red boards with leather spine and marbled page
edges. Binding is tight with just a trace of foxing at the
preliminaries. A previous owner's bookplate has been removed
from the front endpaper. A scarce edition in good condition.
1889, Bickers & Son, London, <4633-03-J-01> 387pp, frontis
portrait. b/w illustrations,
£40.00
QB-1452 ~ CHURCHILL'S LIONS ~ by Richard Mead
A Biographical Guide to the Key British Generals of World War
II. Including British and Indian Army Regulars, Teritorial Army
and Royal Marines there were more than 750 British Generals
and this unrivalled biographical reference charts the wartime
careers of 125 of them with detailed information on the units with
which they served. Apart from the well known names such as
Wavell, Brooke, Montgomery, Alexander, Auchinleck, Slim and
Wingate there is considerable information on many of the lesser
known figures of the War.
2007, Spellmount, 9781862274310,<34028-01-J-01> 544pp, 50 b/w
photos, New in d/w,
£30.00
QB-1453 ~ CHAPLAIN AT WAR ~ by The Revd. Kenneth Oliver
CBE,TD,MA
The author joined the Honourable Artillery Company as a
Chaplain and travelled with his Regiment to the Middle East,
serving with it during the battles for North Africa.
1988, Gooday Publishing, Angel Press, 0947785124,<11733-01-J01> 116pp, 10 ills, vg in rubbed dw,
£10.00
XN-2579 ~ NUCLEAR PAPERS ~ by David Owen
This new book makes available for the first time recently
declassified government correspondence from Lord Owen's
tenure as Foreign Secretary. Nuclear Papers gives new insight
into the work of, and response to, the last major strategic nuclear
study of the UK's nuclear needs, which was undertaken in 1978.
The book demonstrates sustained dialogue between the
Callaghan and Carter administrations and the internal disputes
and concerns of the UK government as the Cold War and a bleak
economic outlook exerted equal pressures, in much the same way
as recent foreign policy and the economic downturn have
challenged the current British government.
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2008, Spellmount, 9781862274648,<35706-01-J-01> 366pp,
numerous b/w photos, maps & illustrations, New in d/w,
£25.00
QB-1459 ~ ON POLITICAL WAR ~ by Paul A Smith and James A
Baldwin
This study of political warfare in the Western world traces its
development since antiquity. It emphasizes the role of political
competition as a form of conflict and discusses the historical
antecedents of our modern political rhetoric with specific
application to the US/Soviet relationship. Smith's contention is
that political warfare is often as crucial to national survival as the
massing of great land, sea, or air power.
1989, National Defense Univ Pr, 0756710138,<10803-01-J-01> xx +
279pp, 44 ills, Good, CARD
£10.00
QB-1460 ~ CLEMENTINE CHURCHILL: BY HER
DAUGHTER ~ by Mary Soames
Clementine, Lady Spencer-Churchill, was married to Winston
for 57 years,he trusted her completely and she was a valuable
counsellor and companion. This major biography has been
written by her youngest daughter with affection and candour.
1979, Cassell, 3rd.imp. 0304303216,<33732-01-J-01> 556pp ills.
Faded spine ow vg in dw. prev.owner sig.
£10.00
QB-1461 ~ MY NINE LIVES IN THE RED ARMY ~ by Mikhail
Soloviev
The author was a military correspondent in the Soviet Union, he
was also an instructor of History in the Frunze Academy. He took
part in the Little war in Finland and was captured by the
Germans during their attack on Moscow. His narratives includes
portrayals of many individuals including Zhukov, Vlasov,
Timoshenko and Mekhlis amongst many others.
1955, McKay, <644-01-J-01> 308pp, Red Boards, Faded Spine.
Good.
£8.00
QB-1462 ~ OFFICIAL AND CONFIDENTIAL ~ by Anthony
Summers
A revealing biography of Edgar J Hoover, the long serving head
of the FB1. John Edgar Hoover was the influential but
controversial director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
He was the founder of the present form of the agency, and
remained director for 49 years until his death in 1972, at age 77.
During his life he was highly regarded by the US public, but in
the years since his death many allegations have tarnished his
image.
1992, Gollancz, 0575042362,<11980-01-J-01> 592pp 10
illustrations, Good in d/w,
£14.00
QB-1463 ~ POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN IRELAND:
GOVERNMENT AND RESISTANCE SINCE 1848 ~ by Charles
Townshend
Violence has been an endemic feature of Irish political life and
particularly Anglo-Irish relations. The author re-examines the
historical circumstances and provides a key to fundamental
problems in recent Irish history by analysing the crucial
relationship between the imposition of government authority by
force and the use of terror and intimidation by resistance groups.
1983, Oxford University Press, 0198217536,<8665-01-J-01> 445pp,
very good in dw,
£25.00
QB-1464 ~ "RAGAZZI, IN PIEDI!..." ~ by Umberto Utili
Diari e memorie di Generale Umberto Utili. La ripresa
dell'esercito italiano dopo 1'8 settembre. Italian text
1979, Mursia, Milano, <28573-01-J-01> 238pp, 24 photographs, 2
maps, index, appendix, Good, Ital.text, CARD
£12.00
QB-1465 ~ PETAIN ~ by Charles Williams
Petain became Conmmander in Chief of the French Army and a
hero of World War I but fell from grace when he collaborated
with Nazi occupiers in World War II. Having heroically defended
Verdun in WWI, he spent the inter-war years in Morocco and
Spain. As Premier of France in 1940 after France had been
defeated by Germany he requested an Armistice. As head of
Vichy France he worked with Nazis, Allies and politicians until
he was arrested by the Germans in 1944. At the end of the war he
was found guilty of treason and sentenced to death.
2005, Palgrave Macmillan, 1403970114,<35791-01-J-01> 297pp 12
photographs, Near fine in dw,
£10.00
XN-2581 ~ BECOMING QUEEN: HOW A TRAGIC AND
UNTIMELY DEATH SHAPED THE REIGN OF QUEEN
VICTORIA ~ by Kate Williams
Discontented with their mad King, George III, the English
pinned their hopes on the only legitimate grandchild: Princess
Charlotte, daughter of George, Prince of Wales. But Charlotte
died at the age of twenty-two, a few hours after giving birth to a
stillborn son. No one thought that little Victoria, daughter of the
Duke of Kent, would ascend the throne. She, in turn was
determined to take control of her own destiny, and clashed
constantly with her hugely ambitious mother and her household
comptroller, the Irish adventurer, John Conroy. After she
became Queen, ministers, even her beloved Prince Albert, still
attempted to steal power away from her
2008, Hutchinson Publications, 9780091794798,<11702-01-J-01>
414pp 28 photos and ills. New in dw,
£20.00
QB-1466 ~ MACARTHUR 1941-1951 ~ by Major-General Charles
Andrew Willoughby and John Chamberlain
Willoughby was Chief of Military Intelligence to General Douglas
MacArthur during WWII. This is a unique insight into the
legendary US commander, his campaigns & his role in postWWII Japan.
1954, McGraw Hill, <26177-01-J-01> 414pp, ills, maps inc fold-out,
index, Good. ex-MOD lib withdrawn stamp .
£15.00
QB-1467 ~ MACARTHUR 1941-1951: VICTORY IN THE
PACIFIC ~ by Major-General Charles A Willoughby and John
Chamberlain
Willoughby was MacArthur's Chief of Intelligence during WWII
and the Korean War. He recounts the campaigns in the Pacific,
MacArthur's reaction to dropping the atom bomb, the
occupation of Japan, what happened when the North Koreans
attacked, victory at Inchon, the advance to the Yalu River, the
meeting with Truman on Wake Island, the Chinese invasion and
the retreat from the Yalu, MacArthur's meeting with Chiang
Kai-Sheck, recall and dismissal.
1956, William Heinemann, <4544-01-J-01> xiv + 414pp, 16 photos,
ep map, index, g in edge-worn dw,
£14.00
QB-1468 ~ A LETTER FROM GROSVENOR SQUARE ~ by
John G Winant
The author was US Ambassador to Britain from 1941. The story
of the early years of the war as seen from the Embassy. He
comments on how narrow was the margin of survival and
identifies four specific moments in 1940 and 1941 "when destiny
was to turn the hour glass when only a few grains were left": The
Battle of Britain; Lend Lease; the German attack on Russia; the
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. The book ends as the author
and Churchill settle down to dine at Chequers and hear the news
of Pearl Harbour on the 9 o'clock broadcast.
1947, Hodder & Stoughton, <27190-01-J-01> vii + 200pp, Boards
rubbed and scratched. Text Good. Gift inscription inside cover. £8.00
QB-1469 ~ MARSHAL OF THE SOVIET UNION G.ZHUKOV:
REMINISCENCES AND REFLECTIONS : 2 VOLUME SET ~
by Marshal G K Zhukov
The recollections of Marshal Zhukov, the Soviet Union's greatest
military commander from his early experiences in the Tsarist
Army in World War I, through the revolution, the Red Army in
the inter war period, and the heroic WWII battles defending
Russia against the Nazi invaders.
1985, Progress Press Malta, <14087-01-J-01> 2 volumes, 453pp, 40
photos + 486pp, 40 photos, Vg in d/w,
£26.00
QB-1470 ~ SOLDIERS : FIGHTING MEN'S LIVES 1901 - 2001
~ by Philip Ziegler
Created from in-depth interviews with nine retired British
soldiers living at the Royal Hospital Chelsea who have seen action
in many conflicts of the last century including Passchendaele,
Anzio, the Malayan Emergency Aden, the Mau Mau uprising and
Indonesia. They describe life during their service, what happened
after they returned to civilian life, and how they came to be a
Chelsea Pensioner.
2002, Pimlico Publications, 0712667385,<33708-01-J-01> 351pp,
ills, Large paperback. New,
£6.00
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include: Guards, Regular Infantry (Titles), Regular Infantry
(Numbers of Foot), Regular Infantry (Early Names), Militia
(Special Reserve) Regiments/Battalions, Rifle Volunteer Corps,
Administrative Battalions (Rifle Volunteers), Volunteer
Battalions, TF/TA Regiments/ Battalions, TA Infantry Regiments
(post 1960), TA Infantry Companies (post 1960)
1999, Military Press9780854203055,<32188-02-K-01> Large format,
viii + 190pp, 10pp of fold-out tables, CARD
£22.99
QB-1477 ~ THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON ~ by Major R Money
Barnes
Imperial Services Library Volume VI. The history of every
Regiment of the British Army that was originally formed in
London between 1550 and 1961. Includes the Regular, Volunteer
and Territorial units.Reading Copy. Dustjacket covered in plastic
cover. previous owner name on endpaper, ex libris label partially
removed.Page 138 detaching.
1963, Seeley Service, <14612-01-K-01> 375pp, col & 8 b/w plates,
drawings, appendices, index,
£8.00
QB-1478 ~ BRITAIN'S GURKHAS ~ by Christopher Bullock
OBE, MC
Ranging from 18th-century India to 21st-century Afghanistan,
this new, highly illustrated history of the Brigade of Gurkhas is
destined to become the definitive work on the subject. In this
account, the whole panorama of the Brigade’s unique story is
covered from the early 19th Century to the present day,
including the tense moments when the continued existence of the
Brigade hung by a thread. The book is lavishly illustrated with
pictures, photographs and maps, many never before seen in
print. With a foreword by the Colonel Commandant Brigade of
Gurkhas, General Sir David Richards, KCB CBE DSO ADC.
2009, Third Millennium, 9781906507275,<35779-01-K-01> 320pp,
numerous colour illustrations. New in d/w,
£45.00
QB-1479 ~ THE ANNALS OF THE KINGS ROYAL RIFLE
CORPS: VOLUME I "THE ROYAL AMERICANS" ~ by Lt.
Colonel Lewis Butler
The scarce first volume of Lt. Colonel Butler's history of the
Kings Royal Rifle Corps. The book is presented in green cloth
with gilt spine titles. It is slightly foxed and the preliminary pages
show some water staining. Pages xxiii - xxiv, corrections pages
and pages 1 - 2 are detached from the binding. The frontis
portrait and title page are missing as are the maps at pages 194
and 318. The plate at page 22 is detached and that at page 62 is
loose. Nevertheless this is a collectible volume in association with
volumes II to IV which are also available.
1913, John Murray, <35823-01-K-01> xxiv + 379pp, illustrations &
maps,
£100.00
QB-1480 ~ THE ANNALS OF THE KINGS ROYAL RIFLE
CORPS: VOLUME II "THE GREEN JACKET" ~ by Lt. Colonel
Lewis Butler
The scarce second volume of Lt. Colonel Butler's history of the
Kings Royal Rifle Corps. The book is presented in green cloth
with gilt spine titles. It is slightly foxed and shows some water
staining from page 264 onward. The pocket with 6 illustrations at
the end of the book is missing . Nevertheless this is a collectible
volume in association with volumes I and III to IV which are also
available.
1923, John Murray, <35824-01-K-01> xxi + 348pp, illustrations &
maps,
£160.00
QB-1481 ~ THE ANNALS OF THE KINGS ROYAL RIFLE
CORPS: VOLUME III "THE 60TH: THE K.R.R.C." ~ by Lt.
Colonel Lewis Butler
The scarce third volume of Lt. Colonel Butler's history of the
Kings Royal Rifle Corps. The book is presented in green cloth
with gilt spine titles. It is slightly foxed. All illustrations, plates
and maps are present. This is a collectible volume in association
with volumes I to II and IV which are also available.
1926, John Murray, <35825-01-K-01> xxviii + 334pp, illustrations &
maps,
£110.00
QB-1482 ~ KING GEORGE V’s OWN CENTRAL INDIA
HORSE. THE STORY (CONTINUED) OF A LOCAL CORPS ~
by Brigadier A A Filose
QB-1471 ~ CHURCHILL WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE ~ by
Celia Sandys
Churchill was a war correspondent for the Morning Post during
the Boer War. 2 weeks after his arrival in Cape Town whilst on
board an armoured train in enemy occupied territory, he was
ambushed and taken as a prisoner of war to Pretoria. He made a
daring escape and was spirited across the border in a goods
wagon to Lourenco Marques. From there he returned to the fray
taking part in the Battle of Spion Kop and witnessing the relief of
Ladysmith. A century later his grandaughter, Celia Sandys,
followed in his footsteps.
1999, Harper Collins, 0002570173,<33651-01-J-03> 233pp, ills.
Very good in good dw,
£10.00
Regimental & Unit Histories
QB-1472 ~ A SHORT HISTORY OF THE 14TH/20TH KING'S
HUSSARS ~
Produced for members of the regiment, the book gives a history
with distinctions and battle honours of the 14th and 20th Hussars
seperately and together. Appendices include the succession of
Colonels, Commanding Officers, Adjutants etc since 1922. It also
covers some outstanding achievements, the Regimental Medal
and details of the regimental associations, and trophies.
, Gale & Polden, c1950, <33643-01-K-01> 54pp col/bw ills. fold out
map, paper covers rubbed. Good,
£8.00
QB-1473 ~ MILITARY FORCES OF STAFFORDSHIRE IN
THE NINETEENTH CENTURY ~
Chapters include the Staffordshire Line Regiments, the
battalions of the King's Own Staffordshire Militia, the
Staffordshire Yeomanry, the Volunteer units etc.
1984, Private Publication, <12708-01-K-01> 64pp, large format size,
some shelfwear. good in paper covers, CARD
£8.00
QB-1474 ~ TAURUS PURSUANT: A HISTORY OF THE 11TH
ARMOURED DIVISION ~
The history of 11th Armoured Division from Normandy to the
end of the war. This history was written by a member of the
division just after the war, and covers operations by 11th
armoured from D-Day through to the end of the war. A good
history, accompanied by a complete Roll of honour. A facsimile
reprint of the original 1945 Divisional publication
2006, MLRS Books, Facsimile reprint, 9781905696383,<936-04-K01> 222pp, 29 photos, 22 maps, index, CARD
£25.00
QB-1475 ~ LINEAGE OF THE REGIMENTS OF THE
BRITISH ARMY: VOL 2, YEOMANRY ~ by Anthony Baker
The Lineage of the Cavalry, Yeomanry, Infantry & Artillery of
the British Army from the 1690s to the present. The information
is presented in large fold-out tables with a chronological record
of each Regiment. Raisings, retitling, disbandments,
amalgamations, associated Militia, Volunteer & Territorial units,
details of movements, & other significant facts are all shown.
Also includes nicknames, marches, mottos, cap badges, insignia,
anniversaries, allied formations & Battle Honours. Indices
include Conversion to other Arms, Royal Tank Regiment,
Artillery, Engineers, Royal Corps of Transport/Royal Logistics
Corps, Signals, Infantry, Machine-Gun Battalions, Yeomanry
Cyclists Battalions.
1999, Military Press9780854201891,<32187-02-K-01> Large format,
viii + 151pp, 13pp of fold-out tables, CARD
£22.99
QB-1476 ~ LINEAGE OF THE REGIMENTS OF THE
BRITISH ARMY: VOL 3, GUARDS & INFANTRY - PART 1 ~
by Anthony Baker
The Lineage of the Cavalry, Yeomanry, Infantry & Artillery of
the British Army from the 1690s to the present. The information
is presented in large fold-out tables with a chronological record
of each Regiment. Raisings, retitling, disbandments,
amalgamations, associated Militia, Volunteer & Territorial units,
details of movements, & other significant facts are all shown.
Also includes nicknames, marches, mottos, cap badges, insignia,
anniversaries, allied formations & Battle Honours. Indices
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and in NW Europe after D-Day. Post War it saw service in
Palestine, Egypt and Cyprus.
1978, Ian Allan Publishing, 071100837X,<13422-02-K-01> 192pp,
100 ills, maps, Ex Libris. g in chipped d/w - spine faded,
£6.00
QB-1488 ~ THE ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS ~ by Captain
James Robert Murland
The Tank Corps & the Royal Armoured Corps. From the early
days of tanks, their operations in WWI, post-WWI developments
to 1943.
1943, Methuen, <3599-01-K-01> viii + 106pp, ills. red cloth, yellow
titles, insignia on top cover, Good,
£9.00
QB-1489 ~ THE YEOMAN OF THE GUARD ~ by Julian Paget
The Queen's Body Guard, the Yeoman of the Guard, are the
oldest Royal bodyguard in existence having served the Kings and
Queens of England for over 500 years. The author was a member
of the Royal Household as a Gentleman Usher to the Queen. With
informative accounts of ceremonial occasions, this is a well
illustrated history of the Oldest Royal Bodyguard in existence.
1984, Blandford Press, 0713711574,<23160-01-K-01> 128pp, 28 col
plates, 150 b/w photos and ills, vg in dw,
£10.00
XN-2582 ~ SWIFT AND BOLD - A PORTRAIT OF THE
ROYAL GREEN JACKETS 1966 - 2007 ~ by Andrew Pringle
The origins, characteristics and ethos of The Green Jackets
culminating in their formation as The Royal Green Jackets in
1966. This richly illustrated book records the evolution of the
Regiment from its illustrious forebears. The author examines the
workings of the regimental system, including the part played by
the Regimental HQ, the Royal Green Jackets Association, the
Volunteers and the Cadets and goes on to cover the regiment's
contribution to counter-insurgency in the Far East, to the long
campaign in Northern Ireland, and service in the Cold War
period. With a foreword by Field Marshall The Lord Bramall.
2007, Third Millennium, 9781903942697,<35795-01-K-01> Large
format, 192pp, c500 colour & b/w images, New,
£35.00
QB-1490 ~ PRINCESS BEATRICE'S ISLE OF WIGHT
RIFLES: A REGIMENTAL HISTORY ~ by D J Quigley
The regiment's antecedents date back to 1859. Members
volunteered for service in the Boer War and in WWI the
Regiment served in 163 Brigade, 54 Div. at Gallipoli, and later in
the Palestine Campaign. In 1937 the Battalion converted to
Artillery and became 530 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Detachment of the Regiment served in Tobruk during the Siege,
and in Burma 1942-3.
Private Publication, no date, <5541-01-K-01> 50pp, 24 ills. Slight
wear on cover. Unread. CARD
£6.00
QB-1491 ~ THUNDERBOLTS: THE HISTORY OF THE
ELEVENTH ARMORED DIVISION ~ by Lieutenant-Colonel Hal
D Steward
An official history of the US 11th Armored Division, reprinted by
the Battery Press. Part of the 1st Army, which was formed in
1942, the division fought in the Ardennes and later crossed the
Rhine, ending the war at Linz. Contains comprehensive listing of
men killed in action
1981, Battery Press, re-issue, 0898390419,<14407-02-K-01> Large
format, 143pp, 255 photos, 4 maps, Vg in pictorial boards, top & tail
of spine sltly grazed,
£30.00
XN-2583 ~ THE PRIDE OF NORFOLK: AN ILLUSTRATED
HISTORY OF THE TERRITORIALS ~ by Neil R Storey
When the Territorial Force was created in 1908 The Norfolk
Regiment was allocated two infantry battalions. When war broke
out in August 1914 Territorials answered the call, fighting in
Gallipoli and Palestine. In the Second World War, after standing
ready to repel the threatened invasion they were plummeted into
fighting in the sweltering heat of Johore and Singapore. This
book includes first-hand accounts of bravery and sacrifice, many
previously unpublished photographs, lists of Honours and
Awards and complete casualty lists from both wars.
2009, Halsgrove Publishing, 9781841148779,<35743-01-K-01> A4
format, 160pp, numerous illustrations, new in d/w,
£19.99
Volume II of the history of this distinguished regiment, from the
amalgamation of the two regiments of Central India Horse in
1921, to their WWII service in the Western Dessert, Italy &
Greece, to the 1947 partition of India. It is extensively illustrated
with black & white photographs, colour plates, & maps, &
includes organizational charts, lists of honours & awards, & an
index. With a foreword by Major-General Sir Charles Harvey,
KT, CB, CBE, CVO, MC, this scarce volume is presented in
maroon boards with gilt spine titles. All text & internals are clean
& bright, rear hinge is very slightly cracked but binding is still
tight, & there is a very small nick at the top of the back board.
Nevertheless Overall condition is very good.
1950, William Blackwood & Sons, <32601-01-K-01> x + 474 pp,
ills, maps,
£90.00
QB-1483 ~ THE ANNALS OF THE KINGS ROYAL RIFLE
CORPS: VOLUME IV "THE 60TH: THE K.R.R.C." ~ by Maj.
General Steurt Hare KCMG, CB
The scarce fourth volume of the history of the Kings Royal Rifle
Corps. The book is presented in green cloth with gilt spine titles.
It is slightly foxed and the page edges show some heavy water
staining. All illustrations, plates and maps are present. This is a
collectible volume in association with volumes I to III by Lt.
Colonel Lewis Butler which are also available.
1929, John Murray, <35826-01-K-01> xxxvii + 398pp, illustrations
& maps,
£60.00
QB-1484 ~ A FAMOUS INDIAN REGIMENT: KALI
PANCHWIN: 1768-1923. ~ by Colonel Sir R Hennell CVO, DSO
The history of the 2/5th (formerly the 105th) Mahratta Light
Infantry, known as the "Black Fifth". Originally raised in 1768.
It fought in the Mysor and Mahratta Wars, the Persian Gulf
Campaign, The Afghan War, Indian Mutiny. War in China,
Abyssinia, Second Afghan & Burma wars. WWI etc. Although
the quality of this Indian reprint of an otherwise very scarce title
leaves something to be desired, it is perfectly sound.
1993, Galago Books, Indian reprint of 1927 edition, <5451-01-K-01>
xii + 292pp, 12 ills. maps, Indian reprint, g in dw,
£18.00
QB-1485 ~ 8 CORPS: NORMANDY TO THE BALTIC ~ by Lt.
Col. G S Jackson and & Staff of 8 Corps
A complete account of operations of the Corps from the
Normandy landings to the end of the war on the shores of the
Baltic. Originally published privately in two volumes, this is a
combination of both, and includes seven loose A2 maps to
illustrate the movements of the Corps on the ground. Part I
includes the role of the Corps in the invasion, and in operations
Epsom, Goodwood and Bluecoat, and the advance to the River
Maas. Part II covers operations from the Rhine crossing to the
end of the war.
2006, MLRS Books, 9781905696253,<19749-01-K-01> 302pp, 13
photos, 7 maps, index, New, CARD
£40.00
QB-1486 ~ THE CIVIL SERVICE RIFLES IN THE GREAT
WAR ~ by Jill Knight
Civil servants are not generally known for their soldierly
qualities, yet in the Great War a volunteer regiment of 'civil
servants & their friends' served with distinction in the front line,
fighting in many of the major battles. This new study, subtitled
'All Bloody Gentlemen', draws on previously unpublished
material personal memoirs, diaries & interviews to tell their
extraordinary story. It is supported by a wealth of marvellous
photographs, together with appendices on Brigade Orders of
Battle, Battle Honours & Awards, & Graves & Memorials,
amongst others
2004, Pen & Sword, 1844150577,<32368-01-K-01> 240pp,
numerous b/w ills, maps, appendices, index, New in d/w,
£19.99
QB-1487 ~ IRON DIVISION: THE HISTORY OF THE 3RD
DIVISION ~ by Robin McNish
The history of the 3rd Division of the British Army from it
creation in 1809 to 1977. Its first campaign was in the Peninsular
War, 1809-14, and later it served at Waterloo, in the Boer War
and in France and Flanders in the Great War. During WWII the
division fought in France and Belgium with the BEF in 1939-40,
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theater such as Vietnam and Panama, the book depicts uniforms,
equipment and weapons
1987, Arms & Armour Press, 0853686254,<30997-02-L-01> A4
format, 72pp, 116 b/w & 7 colour ills, G in card cover, CARD £8.00
QB-1498 ~ UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED NO. 6: NATO
UNIFORMS TODAY ~
A study by Digby Smith of the uniforms of Belgium, Canada,
Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom
& the United States. Illustrated with contemporary photographs,
the book depicts uniforms, equipment & weapons
1984, Arms & Armour Press, 0853686653,<30999-02-L-01> A4
format, 72pp, 126 b/w & 5 colour illustrations, G in card cover,
CARD
£8.00
QB-1499 ~ UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED NO.11: US MARINES
IN WORLD WAR TWO ~
The outbreak of war found the corps still small, the 1st Maine
Division being only in the process of formation. By the war's end
6 Marine Divisions were poised to lead the assault on the
Japanese Home Islands. Because the campaigns were almost all
hot weather actions the uniforms tend to be simple and
consistent. Weaponry tended to be what was left after the army
had taken their pick although because their campigns were on
small islands they were rarely seen carrying full pack gear in
combat, carrying mainly amunition, canteen and a knife.
1985, Arms & Armour Press, 0853687501,<31004-01-L-01> 68pp
ills, prev owner stamp inside cover, CARD
£8.00
QB-1500 ~ UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED NO.16: MODERN
AMERICAN SOLDIER ~
A study by Arnold Meisner & Lee Russell of the uniforms of the
modern US Army soldier. Including details of combat, formal,
mess & graduation uniforms for both male & female officers &
enlisted personnel, the book is extensively llustrated with
contemporary photographs
1986, Arms & Armour Press, 0853687625,<31008-01-L-01> A4
format, 113 b/w & 16 col photos, G in card cover, CARD
£8.00
QB-1501 ~ UNIFORMS OF THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT
35TH AND 107TH ~
12 colour plates, with notes, by artists Richard Simkin, Charles
Stadden and Patrick David O'Driscoll.
1989, Private Regimental Pub. 0951448609,<21194-01-L-01>
18pp.12 col.plates, very good in card covers, CARD
£8.00
QB-1502 ~ BRITISH ARMY UNIFORMS & INSIGNIA OF
WORLD WAR TWO ~ by Brian L Davis
A comprehensive study on the uniforms and insignia of the
WWII British Army. Generally regarded as the best single
volume publication on the subject. Sections cover, Ranks and
Appointments; Badges and Insignia; Uniforms and Clothing;
Equipment; LDV and The Home Guard.
1983, Book Club Associates, <12409-02-L-01> 276pp over 750 ills.4
page colour section, Very good in good dw
£30.00
QB-1503 ~ GERMAN ARMY UNIFORMS AND INSIGNIA
1933-1945 ~ by Brian L Davis
One of the best studies in a single volume of the Uniforms and
insignia of the German Army of the Third Reich And World War
II. Includes the ranks and rank insignia, the badges and insignia,
the numerous articles of uniform, a section on personal
equipment and glossary.
1979, Arms & Armour Press, 2nd revised edition,
085368068X,<17630-02-L-01> 224pp, 4 col plates with over 70 col
ills. 275 b/w photos & ills, Good in dw,
£10.00
QB-1504 ~ GERMAN ARMY UNIFORMS AND INSIGNIA
1933-1945 ~ by Brian L Davis
One of the best studies in a single volume of the Uniforms and
insignia of the German Army of the Third Reich And World War
II. Includes the ranks and rank insignia, the badges and insignia,
the numerous articles of uniform, a section on personal
equipment and glossary. Military Book Society 2nd revised
edition.
1973, Military Book Society, <17630-01-L-01> 224pp, 4 col plates
with over 70 ills, 275 b/w photos, Good in chipped dw,
£8.00
XN-2584 ~ THE GUARDS - EXCELLENCE IN ACTION ~ by
General Editor Rupert Uloth
This is the story of the seven regiments which compose the
Household Division, commonly referred to as the Guards. The
image of the Guards has been coloured by their ceremonial duties
as the regiments dedicated to the protection of the sovereign whether on duty at Buckingham Palace or at great national
occasions such as The Queen's Birthday Parade known as the
Trooping of the Colour. Yet in the 21st century they have never
been more active and engaged in their role as highly effective
operational military units, whether in Bosnia, Iraq or, more
recently, Afghanistan. This book offers a true, wide-ranging
colour portrait of the Household Division. With a Preface by Her
Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
2008, Third Millennium, 9781903942680,<35242-02-K-01> Large
format, 208pp, c600 colour photos & illustrations, New in d/w,
£29.95
QB-1492 ~ THE SPECIAL AIR SERVICE ~ by Philip Warner
A history of the SAS Regiment to 1971. The book looks at their
operations from their formation by David Strling as the Long
Range Desert Group in 1941, and includes their activities in
North Africa, Italy, North West Europe in WWII. Post-WWII
the story continues with the Regiment's operations in Malaya,
Oman, Borneo and Aden.
1982, William Kimber, 0718301722,<9317-01-K-01> 285pp, 30
photos, maps, appendices, index, Good in dw,
£8.00
QB-1493 ~ THE STORY OF ARMY EDUCATION 1643-1963 ~
by Colonel A C T White VC
The history of the Royal Army Education Corps and its
antecedents. From the early Regimental Schools to the formal
establishment and development of an education system for the
Army.
1963, Harrap & Co Ltd, 1st edition, <19805-01-K-01> 286pp, 17 ills,
appendices, index, vg in worn dw,
£12.00
QB-1494 ~ FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED ~ by T E Winslow
A comprehensive history of the Royal Observer Corps from its
foundation in WWI. The book covers its development prior to
WWII & the important role it played in the defence of the UK
during WWII. It was an vital component of the integrated
defence of the United Kingdom during the Battle of Britain, the
Blitz & the V1 'Doodlebug' campaign.
1948, William Hodge & Co. Ltd. <22227-01-K-01> 290pp, ills,
diagrams, Good in red boards,
£12.00
QB-1495 ~ THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE BRITISH
LEGION ~ by Graham Wootton
From its antecedents, the almalgamation of the various
organizations into the Legion. Includes its importance between
the World Wars, the advent of "Poppy Day", Haig and the
Legion, The attempts to improve relations with Germany, The
Legion's role in the Czech Plebiscite, Maurice's interview with
Hitler, and its role in WWII.
1956, Macdonald, 1st edition, <11223-01-K-01> xviii + 348pp, 26
ills, index, Good in chipped and dust-soiled dw,
£12.00
Uniforms, Dress & Insignia
QB-1496 ~ UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED NO. 1: US SPECIAL
FORCES OF WORLD WAR TWO ~
A study by Leroy Thompson of the uniforms of US Airborne,
Ranger, Raider, Glider, Special Service Force, Marine Parachute
& Mountain Troops of WWII. Illustrated with contemporary
photographs of the uniforms, equipment & weapons
1987, Arms & Armour Press, 0853686246,<3897-02-L-01> A4
format, 68pp, 102 b/w & 3 col photos, Good, CARD
£5.00
QB-1497 ~ UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED NO. 3: US SPECIAL
FORCES 1945 TO THE PRESENT ~
A study by Leroy Thompson of the uniforms of US Airborne,
Rangers, and Special Forces, Marine Parachute and Recon
Troops plus Navy SEALs and UDT forces. Illustrated with
contemporary photographs of the forces both in training and in
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illustrated study on ceremonial and combat wear plus weapons,
equipment and armour of armies from the Pharaohs and the
Early Egyptians to the time Louis XV. French text. This copy is
reduced as it has tears to the top and bottom of the spine and the
cover is stained
1966, Casterman, <11268-04-L-01> 153pp, many colour ills. Cvrs
wn & chipped with tears to spine. Text/ills g, Fr.text,
£12.00
QB-1511 ~ L'UNIFORME ET LES ARMES DES SOLDATS DU
PREMIER EMPIRE: PARTS 1 & 2 ~ by Lilliane & Fred Funcken
A comprehensive, two volume study by the acknowledged
masters of uniform, dress & weaponry illustration, Liliane and
Fred Funcken. The book covers the costumes and dress, weapons
and heraldic insignia of armies of the Napoleonic Empire.
Volume 1 features French troops of the line as well as British,
Prussians and Spanish troops. Volume 2 features uniforms of the
French Imperial Guard, as well of those of the Swedish, Austrian
and Russian Armies
1968, Casterman, <17890-01-L-01> Two vols, each with 156pp &
70+ col plates with numerous ills, G in sltly chipped pictorial boards,
Fr.text,
£40.00
QB-1512 ~ DRESSED FOR DUTY: VOLUME TWO ~ by Jill
Halcomb Smith
America's women in uniform, 1898-1973. This second volume
continues the study of women in America's defense, plus their
uniforms and insignia, all in magnificent color. Numerous
organizations are covered including Office of Civilian Defense,
Relief Wings, the Salvation Army, United Service Organizations
(USO), the "Hello Girls" (Signal Corps Telephone Operating
Units), US Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARS), US Food
Administration, US Public Heath Service Reserve Corps, United
War Work Campaign, Volunteer Army Canteen Service, Women
Veteran's Organizations, Women Accepted for Volunteer
Emergency Service (WAVES) (or US Navy Women's Reserve),
Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Service (WAFS) and Women
Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), WOWs, Women War
Correspondents, Women War Workers, Women's Ambulance
and Defense Corps, WAAC/WAC, Women's Land Army,
Yeomen (F): US Naval Reserve, YMCA, and YWCA.
2004, Bender Publications, 912138858,<33773-01-L-01> 543pp,
c1,300 b/w & color illustrations, New in illustrated boards,
£44.00
XN-2586 ~ GERMAN PARATROOPS IN NORTH AFRICA ~ by
John E Hodgin
An in-depth photographic study of Luftwaffe tropical uniforms,
headgear, and insignia worn by the fallschirmjager during the
battles for Africa in World War II. Both full-colour and war-era
photographs illustrate rare uniforms and equipment including
tropical jump smocks, Ramcke Brigade jump helmets, and
officers "Meyer" caps. The book also provides the first accurate
description of the design and development of WWII German
jump smocks, each being illustrated in large, full-colour
photographs.
2008, Schiffer Publications, 9780764329395,<35802-01-L-01> Large
format, 304pp, 600 + colour & b/w illustrations, New in d/w, £69.95
QB-1513 ~ OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF THE FRENCH
HUSSARS: 1. FROM THE "ANCIEN REGIME" TO THE
EMPIRE ~ by Andre Jouineau and Jean-Marie Mongin
A beautifully illustrated study of the uniforms, insignia &
equipment of the French Hussars from their origins in 1693 to
the Napoleonic era. The book provides a chronological,
diagramatic history of the development & hierarchy of the
Hussar Regiment, & includes stunning, full colour plates
illustrating the dress of the various units
2004, Histoire & Collections, 2915239037,<33317-02-L-01> A4
format, 82pp, 65 colour plates, Fine in card cover, CARD
£9.00
QB-1514 ~ OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF THE FRENCH
IMPERIAL GUARD: 5. THE ARTILLERY TRAIN ~ by Andre
Jouineau
The author studies the Logistical support of the Artillery Train
and the Wagon Train, the Administration of the Guard whose
war commissioners, parade inspectors and personnel, dressed,
equipped and supplied the glorious army for 15 years. Also looks
QB-1505 ~ KEY UNIFORM GUIDES 5. GERMAN
PARACHUTE FORCES: 1935-45 ~ by Brian L Davis
card covers creased and paint splashed.Page edges browning.An
extensively illustrated guide to the uniforms & equipment of the
Fallschirmjager - the German parachute forces of WWII.
1974, Arms & Armour Press, 0853680965,<24015-02-L-01> 32pp, 2
col plates, 69 b/w ills, Poor. card covers creased. Page edges
browning. CARD
£4.00
QB-1506 ~ FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION PARATROOPERS ~
by Yves Debay
The story of the famous 2e Regiment Etranger De Parachutistes.
In their famous Green Berets they have served in all of Frances'
major campaigns & actions since WWII. From Indochina to
Suez, & from Algeria to Bosnia, the paratroopers of the French
Foreign Legion have proven to be an exceptional fighting unit in
the service of France. This splendid new large format book from
Histoire & Collections, Paris is absolutely packed with
contemporary & current colour photographs of airborne
legionnaires, their uniforms & equipment
2002, Histoire & Collections, 2913903061,<31574-02-L-01> Large
format, 176pp, 250 + b/w & colour photos, Mint in pictorial boards,
£22.00
XN-2585 ~ NAPOLEONIC UNIFORMS: VOLUMES I & II
(TWO VOLUME SET) ~ by Colonel John R Elting and Illustrator
Herbert Knotel
No other period in history has produced such magnificent
uniforms as those worn by the soldiers involved in the Napoleonic
Wars. Napoleonic Uniforms is the only reference work of its kind
to depict accurately the entire Grande Armée in detail. It
portrays the French armies, combining authoritative text with
lavish illustrations. This superb two-volume set depicts in
magnificent colour the uniforms of the Royal Army, Emigrant
Troops, Revolutionary Armies, and the Army of Egypt. Herbert
Knötel's plates are recognised by uniform specialists as being
amongst the best and most accurate depicting this colourful
episode in military history. With more than nine hundred colour
plates, each with an authoritative caption by Colonel John Elting,
this new edition is presented in a cloth bound slipcase.
2008, Greenhill Books, 9781853677373,<35695-01-L-01> Large
format, 916 colour plates + text pages, New in slipcase,
£200.00
QB-1507 ~ WAFFEN-SS: UNIFORMS - INSIGNIA AND
EQUIPMENT 1938-1945 ~ by D S V Fosten and R J Marrion
Includes establishment, organisation, divisions, the uniforms,
rank & unit insignia etc.
1971, Almark Publications, 0855240318,<25982-02-L-01> 112pp col
and b/w ills, Good. Covers marked.
£6.00
QB-1508 ~ ARMS AND UNIFORMS: THE AGE OF
CHIVALRY PART 3 ~ by L & F Funcken
A comprehnsive study by the acknowledged masters of uniform,
dress & weaponry illustration, Liliane & Fred Funcken. The
book covers the costumes & dress, armour & weapons & heraldic
insignia of armies during the age of chivalry during the
Renaissance. It is replete with hundreds of colour illustrations of
armour, foot & mounted soldiers, personal & siege weapons &
firearms as well horses, their furniture & regalia. A scarce &
invaluable guide for modellers & wargamers
1982, Ward Lock Ltd. 0706359372,<25867-02-L-01> 104pp, 300 +
col ills, Vg in pictorial boards,
£30.00
QB-1509 ~ LE COSTUME ET LES ARMES DES SOLDATS DE
TOUS LES TEMPS: PART 1 ~ by Lilliane & Fred Funcken
From the acknowledged experts on European uniforms and
military dress, Liliane and Fred Funckem, an extensively
illustrated study on ceremonial and combat wear plus weapons,
equipment and armour of armies from the Pharaohs and the
Early Egyptians to the time Louis XV. French text
1966, Casterman, <11268-03-L-01> 153pp, many colour ills. Cvrs
wn, text & ills g, Fr.text,
£16.00
QB-1510 ~ LE COSTUME ET LES ARMES DES SOLDATS DE
TOUS LES TEMPS: PART 1 ~ by Lilliane & Fred Funcken
From the acknowledged experts on European uniforms and
military dress, Liliane and Fred Funckem, an extensively
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and commanders to provide impressive dress for their armies.
The author, an acknowled expert uses numerous colour plates
illustrate a selection of fine uniforms from public and private
collections in Europe and the United States
1972, Barrie & Jenkins, 0214653498,<31084-01-L-01> Large
format, 240pp, 140+ colour ills,
£12.00
QB-1520 ~ MILITARY UNIFORMS: THE SPLENDOUR OF
THE PAST ~ by Lieutenant-Colonel J B R Nicholson
An illustrated study of the military uniform from the outbreak of
the French Revolutionary Wars to World War I.
1973, Orbis Books, 0856131369,<25680-01-L-01> 64pp, 120 col ills,
b/w drawings, large format, torn dw, ow good,
£9.00
XN-2588 ~ GERMANY'S COMBAT HELMETS 1933 - 1945 A
MODERN STUDY ~ by Ken Niewiarowicz
The book begins with an examination of the Model 1935 Helmet
with details of the earliest productions by five manufacturers.
Painted finishes, insignia modifications of shell, component and
decal design are explained in detail. Special steel headgear as
issued to German Airborne Units has it's own chapter and
includes some rare examples. Lengthy appendices include
components such as chinstraps, liners and acceptance stamps.
2009, Bender Publications, 1932970126,<35840-01-L-01> 468pp
867 colour photos. New in illustrated boards,
£57.00
QB-1521 ~ OSPREY MEN AT ARMS 456: MOUNTED
GRENADIERS OF THE IMPERIAL GUARD ~ by Ronald Pawly
and (Illustrator) Patrice Coucelle
Mounted upon their huge black horses, the Mounted Grenadiers
of the Imperial Guard were the senior heavy cavalry unit of the
French army and were never defeated in battle. Their long list of
battle honours earned them the nicknames ‘the Giants’ and ‘the
Gods’. In this latest addition to the Osprey mini-series on the
Imperial Guard, author Ronald Pawly tells the story of this
famous unit using unparalleled documentary and pictorial
sources.
2009, Osprey Publishing, 9781846034497,<35818-01-L-01> 48pp.
colour & b/w illustrations, New in card covers, CARD
£9.99
QB-1522 ~ SS & WEHRMACHT CAMOUFLAGE: US
RICHARDSON REPORT, 20 JULY, 1945 ~ by Francis S
Richardson and Doctor J F Borsarello
A detailed US Army report produced in collaboration with Dr. J
F Borsarello, after the German defeat in 1945. It covers
objectives and developments in German Field Camouflage
including details of materials, dyes and specifications of the items
of clothing. It is extensively illustrated in black and white plus
some useful colour patterns.
1996, ISO Publications, 2nd edition, 0946784906,<24481-02-L-01>
51pp, b/w and col ills, Minor storage wear, fine, CARD
£3.00
QB-1523 ~ DEUTSCHE SOLDATEN: UNIFORMS,
EQUIPMENT & PERSONAL ITEMS OF THE GERMAN
SOLDIER 1939-45 ~ by Agustin Saiz
Deutsche Soldaten is a stunning visual history of the German
soldier and provides a unique reflection of how the men lived on
the front, or behaved when at rest. It examines what their
pastimes were and how they spent their leave, through the
collections of personal items and other artifacts they left behind.
Lavishly illustrated with thousands of color photographs there
are a great many close ups that will be invaluable for collectors
and historians.
2008, Casemate, 9781932033960,<35815-01-L-01> Large Format.
312pp. Profusely illustrated. As new in dw,
£34.00
QB-1524 ~ HANDBOOK OF THE HITLER-JUGEND: BANN
NUMBERS AND GEBIETS TRIANGLES ~ by Wilhelm P.B.R.
Saris
An-depth study of HJ Gebiet triangles, shoulder straps and their
colors, and ranking systems. This comprehensive handbook is
based on official sources and contains the most complete listing of
Bann numbers and their locations. At a glance, one can check a
number's development and its relationship to a specific triangle.
Additionally, the triangles and shoulder straps for all known
formations are covered, as well as their organizational
development. The book, which is co-authored by Philippe Gillain
at the Staff with the Adjutant Commandants, their assistants and
Aides de camp.
2008, Histoire & Collections, 9782352500506,<35418-01-L-01>
82pp. extensively illustrated. New in card covers, CARD
£14.95
QB-1515 ~ THE AMERICAN SOLDIER ~ by Philip Katcher
The uniforms of the United States Armies from 1775 to the
present. Special attention has been paid to the history,
organisation, weapons and overall philosophy of American
ground troops in each era. The History of the Combat soldier's
personal equipment is also traced throughout the period. Elite
20th century units such as Special Forces and Rangers have their
own chapters.
1990, The Military Press, 0517014815,<9161-01-L-01> Large
Format 224pp, col & b/w ills. Good with worn and torn dw, £10.00
XN-2587 ~ UNIFORMS OF IMPERIAL & SOVIET RUSSIA ~
by Robert W Kenny
As Illustrated by Herbert Knötel, Jr 1907-1946. The images in
this volume are from the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection at
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. The first one
hundred images illustrate uniforms of the Russian Army from
1907-1920. The Berlin grouping consists of forty-five images
including those for the Military Intelligence Section, G-2, Berlin
command in 1945. The final fifty images covers Russian and
Soviet uniforms from 1921-1946 with emphasis on the post-war
era.
2001, Schiffer Publications, 0764313207,<35800-01-L-01> Large
format, 200pp, 190 + colour paintings, New in d/w,
£39.95
QB-1516 ~ RIVER PATROL INSIGNIA OF THE UNITED
STATES NAVY (VIETNAM) 1966/1972 ~ by Scott Kraska and
Stephen Kirby
Over three million US personnel served in Vietnam, but only
those of the US Navy Task Force 116 wore the distinctive black
beret of the River Patrol Forces in the Mekong Delta. The PBRs,
SEALs, Seawolves, and Black Ponies who served in Task Force
116 were the elite teams deployed by the Navy in Vietnam. Their
mission was to pursue the enemy deep into the secluded
waterways of the Delta. This new book illustrates the colourful
insignia and unit patches used by these units.
2009, Bender Publications, 1932970134,<35761-01-L-01> large
format, 168pp, 375 colour photos, New in illustrated boards, £49.00
QB-1517 ~ UNIFORMS OF THE RED ARMY 1936 - 1945 ~ by
Pavel Lipatov
A Russian cyrillic text volume illustrating a huge range of Red
Army uniforms from the mid 1930s, through the period of The
Great Patriotic War. All photographs and the comprehensive
colour plates have English language captions and descriptions.
The colour plates illustrate 45 uniforms as well as numerous
insignia, shoulder boards, helmets, holsters and pouches and
headwear. A scarce publication which will be invaluable to
uniform collectors, modellers and researchers.
2001, Tehnika-Molodezhi, Moscow, 5938480019,<17784-01-L-01>
A4 format, 64pp, 6 colour plates, 120 b/w photos, g in card cover,
Russ.text, CARD
£16.00
QB-1518 ~ GERMAN UNIFORMS OF WORLD WAR II ~ by
Andrew Mollo
The development of the Prusso-German uniform from 1935-1939.
The book then looks at the WWII uniforms worn in the
campaigns in Poland, Scandinavia, the Low Countries and
France, North Africa, and on the Eastern Front. Also includes
details of the uniforms of foreign volunteers divisions in the SS.
1976, Macdonald & Janes, 1st edition, 0356082288,<5304-01-L-01>
160pp, 7pp of col ills, 215 b/w ills. Large format. near fine in dw,
£18.00
QB-1519 ~ MILITARY FASHION ~ by John Mollo
G in chipped d/w.Ex libris sticker on inside cover. Slt foxing on a
few pages. previous owner gift presentation stuck in. A splendid
comparative study of uniforms worn by six great European
armies from the seventeenth century to 1914 plus sections on the
United States of America. Early 'uniform' developed from the
need to clothe fighting men in cheap, mass produced garments.
Later the design of uniforms became the concern of monarchs
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and Jeff Hammond, is an indispensible aid to HJ collectors and
researchers.
2009, Bender Publications, 1932970088,<35762-01-L-01> 784pp,
over 1034 color photos & illustrations, New in illustrated boards,
£74.00
QB-1525 ~ BRITISH MILITARY UNIFORMS 1768-96: THE
DRESS OF THE BRITISH ARMY FROM OFFICIAL
SOURCES ~ by Hew Strachan
The Dress of the British Army from the most important warrant
regarding dress (1768) to the next main landmark in uniform
history - 1796. Official records, warrant orders and instructions
extracted from the PRO, War Office and National Army
Museum records. Includes the General Officers, Staff, Houshold
Cavalry, the Line Cavalry, Foot Guards & Line Infantry, Royal
Artillery, Engineers, Artificers. 70 period prints.
, Book Club Edition, <14599-01-L-01> 384pp, 67 plates, frontis,
index, dw creased and worn ow good,
£16.00
QB-1526 ~ OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS 238: FOREIGN
VOLUNTEERS OF THE ALLIED FORCES 1939-1945 ~ by
Nigel Thomas
In a period of just over two years, from 15 March 1939 to 30
April 1941, ten countries- Czechoslovakia, Norway, Denmark,
Belgium, France, Holland, Poland, France, Yugoslavia and
Greece - were defeated in campaigns in which Nazi Germany
deployed revolutionary techniques of mobile warfare. The
breakneck speed of German victories allowed some defeated
troops to escape to friendly countries, where their political
leaders established governments-in-exile and formed them into
military units to continue the struggle.
1998, Osprey Publishing, 185532136X,<9812-01-L-01> 48pp, col
plates, b/w ills, New in card covers, CARD
£8.99
XN-2589 ~ UNIFORMS OF THE SOVIET UNION 1918-1945 ~
by David Webster and Chris Nelson
A photographic study of the Soviet uniforms from the
Revolution, Civil War, Purges, and the Great Patriotic War.
Hundreds of full color highly detailed photographs of actual
uniforms are combined with period black and white
photographs. Actual uniforms of Marshals of the Soviet Union, to
private soldiers of all services are to be found in this extensive
volume.
1998, Schiffer Publications, 0764305271,<27675-01-L-01> Large
format, 272pp, 500 + colour and b/w photos, New in d/w,
£55.00
QB-1527 ~ OSPREY WARRIOR 74: GEBIRGSJAGER:
GERMAN MOUNTAIN TROOPER 1939-45 ~ by Gordon
Williamson and Illustrator Darko Pavlovic
Few branches of the German armed forces were represented on
so many fronts as the mountain infantrymen, or Gebirgstruppen.
From the Blitzkrieg campaigns of 1940, through the invasions of
the Balkans and Russia and the North African campaign, to the
defence of the Reich 1944-45, the Gebirgsjäger earned a
reputation for reliability and courage. Typically each trooper was
a supremely fit individual: the need to cover difficult terrain in
full kit, without the back-up of a motorised baggage train,
demanded this. This new volume examines the recruitment,
training, and combat experiences of the common Gebirgsjäger.
2003, Osprey Publishing, 9781841765532,<33692-01-L-01> A4,
64pp, 8 colour plates, numerous b/w ills, New, CARD
£11.50
QB-1528 ~ WORLD WAR 2 COMBAT UNIFORMS AND
INSIGNIA. ~ by Martin Windrow and Gerry Embleton
Combat uniforms and insignia on the main combatant nations of
World War II. Examples of British, US, Russian, German,
Italian, and Japanese fighting mens' dress, concentrating on what
the typical front line soldier wore. Including tropical, winter, and
camouflage dress. Also tank and airborne soldiers etc
1977, Patrick Stephens, 0850592763,<10859-02-L-01> 104pp, 40 col
& 110 b/w ills, card covers rubbed. Good, CARD
£6.00
Medals, Decorations & Rolls of Honour
QB-1529 ~ FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VC'S ~ by Chaz Bowyer
A welcome reprint of this long out of print publication. the 51
holders of the Victoria Cross who gained the decoration for
service in the air - 19 in the Great War and 32 in the Second
World War. Contains biographies of each recipient.
2002, Caxton Editions, 1840672404,<13793-01-L-02> 548pp,
photos, New with slight shelfwear,
£18.00
QB-1530 ~ BRITISH CAMPAIGN MEDALS 1815-1914 ~ by
Peter Duckers
This book outlines the medals awarded to British soldiers &
sailors for military service across the globe. Apart from the
artistic merit of some awards, most British medals were officially
named, making it possible to research the career of an individual.
The author has collected British campaign & gallantry medals
for 35 years & is an acknowledged expert in the field
2004, Shire Publications, 0747804656,<31159-01-L-02> Small
format (21 x 14.5cm), 40pp, 58 colour & 18 b/w ills, New in card
cover, CARD
£4.50
QB-1531 ~ RUSKÁ A SOVETSKÁ VOJENSKÁ
VYZNAMENÁNÍ: RUSSIAN AND SOVIET MILITARY
AWARDS ~ by V A Durov
An impressive volume with Czech/English text, vividly
illustrating the striking decorations of the Russian Motherland.
The book not only includes beautiful, colour illustrations of the
medals, swords and insignia, but also some of the heroes to whom
these decorations have been awarded.
2006, Naše vojsko, s.r.o. 8020608397,<33810-01-L-02> Large
format, 103pp, c100 colour plates, New in decorative boards,
Czech/Eng text,
£21.99
QB-1532 ~ THE STANDARD CATALOGUE OF BRITISH
ORDERS DECORATIONS & MEDALS ~ by E C Joslin
3rd edition. With numerous excellent photographs illustrating
many of the orders, decorations and medals plus 8 col plates of
292 medal ribbons.
1976, Spink & Son Ltd, <26837-01-L-02> xiv + 39pp, numerous
colour & b/w plates & ills, good in rubbed and worn dw,
£10.00
QB-1533 ~ KNIGHTS OF THE WEHRMACHT: KNIGHT'S
CROSS HOLDERS OF THE U-BOAT SERVICE ~ by Franz
Kurowski
145 members of the submarine arm were awarded the Knight's
Cross of the Iron Cross. 29 Captains received the Knight's Cross
with Oak Leaves, 5 the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and
Swords and 2 received the highest award for bravery the
Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. Each
recipient is presented in a capsule biography including dates of
birth, awarding of the various Knight's Cross grades, and other
particulars to rank and career. Each is also shown in a
contemporary photograph.
1995, Schiffer Publications, 088740748X,<21892-02-L-02> 307pp.
Photograph of each recipient. Fine in Fine dw,
£16.00
QB-1535 ~ KNIGHT'S CROSS: GERMAN AND AXIS ARMED
FORCES 1939-1945: VOLUME XI ~ by David Lyne-Gordon
A listing of the recipients of the highest award of the German
Armed Forces in World War II. There were 7156 recipients of
the Knight’s Cross, 873 of Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves, 156 of
the Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves and Swords, 27 of the
Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds, 1 of the
Knight’s Cross with Golden Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds.
Includes details of each recipient’s military career, ranks and
positions held, with dates, plus other decorations and awards
received. This volume lists 74 Heer recipients, 37 Luftwaffe
recipients, 6 Kriegsmarine recipients, 9 Waffen SS recipients and
4 non-German recipients. This is the first time such information
has been made available.
2005, Military Press0854203176,<32910-01-L-02> A4 format,
131pp, New in card cover, CARD
£10.00
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World War. It includes practical advice of fieldcraft and sniping,
and covers the No. 4 (T) Service Sniping Rifle. The lessons in this
manual are still valid today, and the book is a classic of sniping
literature.
2006, MLRS Books, 978190569644,<35689-01-L-03> 40pp, new in
card covers, CARD
£10.00
QB-1540 ~ AK47 ~ by Duncan Long
The complete Kalashnikov Family of assault rifles, includes the
Finnish, Egyptian, Israeli spinoffs.
1988, Paladin Press, 0873644778,<1057-01-L-03> vi + 185pp, 50
photos, ills. Storage wear only, CARD
£12.00
QB-1541 ~ MUSKET TO MACHINE-GUN ~ by Professor A M
Low
The development of small arms from the musket to the WWII
rifles and machine-guns. Also looks at their future development.
1942, Hutchinson Publications, <14219-01-L-03> 117pp, 13 ills,
spine v faded, covers faded, text g,
£10.00
QB-1542 ~ BRON PALNA WOJSK POLSKICH 1797-1831 ~ by
Marian Maciejewski
From the Oreza Polskiego museum in Poland an illustrated study
of Polish pistols and muskets of the Napoleonic period. Covers
infantry, cavalry and artillery firearms (muskets, carbines,
pistols) Of the Polish Legions of the French Revolutionary Wars
to the end of the Kingdom of Poland and the Polish-Russian War,
1831. Polish text
1980, Polskiego Museum, <26536-01-L-03> Large landscape format,
164pp, 14 photos, 30pp of line drawings, Good, CARD
£12.00
QB-1543 ~ WEAPONS OF THE WAFFEN SS: FROM SMALL
ARMS TO TANKS ~ by Bruce Quarrie
Each weapon used by the Waffen SS is described and evaluated.
Includes rifles, pistols, edged weapons, support weapons,
machine-guns, artillery, anti-tank guns, flak weapons and
armoured fighting vehicles.
1988, Patrick Stephens, 1852600489,<4001-01-L-03> 168pp, 100
photos. vg in dw,
£6.00
QB-1544 ~ AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF GUNS AND
SMALL ARMS ~ by Joseph G Rosa and Robin May
Chapters include Matchlocks, Wheel-locks, Flintlocks,
Percussion locks, Rifle, Revolver, Sporting guns and rapid fire
weapons.
1978, Cathay, 090464460X,<1914-01-L-03> Large Format 96pp ills,
faded spine, illustrated boards vg,
£8.00
QB-1545 ~ SMALL ARMS OF THE WORLD ~ by W H B Smith
The small arms of some 40 countries. Historical section on the
origin and evolution of firearms from the Cannon Lock,
Snaphaunce and Flintlock to the Military Automatic Pistol. Small
arms ammunition. The 7th edition of the authoritative work of
reference first published as The Basic Manual of Military Small
Arms.
1962, 7th revised & enlarged edition, <12167-01-L-03> 723pp, many
hundreds of b/w illustrations. Large format, Good in ragged dw,
£20.00
QB-1546 ~ PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE RIFLE ~ by George
W P Swenson
From the first types of long weapon in the late 15th century, the
development of the Rifle to the modern infantry & sporting
types.
1971, Ian Allan Publishing, 0711001871,<22680-01-L-03> 184pp,
20 ills, near fine in dw,
£10.00
QB-1547 ~ WORLD WAR II SMALL ARMS ~ by John Weeks
This illustrated study includes anti-tank rifles, machine-guns,
rifles, pistols, and other weapons of the German, Italian,
Japanese, British, French, Soviet and US Armed Forces of
WWII.
1979,0856130885,<23087-02-L-03> 144pp, 80 col & 30 b/w photos,
70 drawings, large format, Good no dw,
£8.00
QB-1534 ~ KNIGHT'S CROSS: GERMAN AND AXIS ARMED
FORCES 1939-1945: VOLUME XI ~ by David Lyne-Gordon
A listing of the recipients of the highest award of the German
Armed Forces in World War II. There were 7156 recipients of
the Knight’s Cross, 873 of Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves, 156 of
the Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves and Swords, 27 of the
Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds, 1 of the
Knight’s Cross with Golden Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds.
Includes details of each recipient’s military career, ranks and
positions held, with dates, plus other decorations and awards
received. This volume lists 74 Heer recipients, 37 Luftwaffe
recipients, 6 Kriegsmarine recipients, 9 Waffen SS recipients and
4 non-German recipients. This is the first time such information
has been made available.
2005, Military Press0854203125,<32910-02-L-02> A4 format,
131pp, New,
£16.00
QB-1536 ~ KNIGHT'S CROSS: GERMAN AND AXIS ARMED
FORCES 1939-1945: VOLUME XII ~ by David Lyne-Gordon
A listing of the recipients of the highest award of the German
Armed Forces in World War II. There were 7156 recipients of
the Knight’s Cross, 873 of Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves, 156 of
the Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves and Swords, 27 of the
Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds, 1 of the
Knight’s Cross with Golden Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds.
Includes details of each recipient’s military career, ranks and
positions held with dates, plus other decorations and awards
received. This volume includes 55 Heer recipients, 343 Luftwaffe
recipients, 16 Waffen-SS recipients, 5 Kriegsmarine recipients
and 5 non-German recipients. This is the first time such
information has been made available.
2005, Military Press0854209867,<32911-01-L-02> A4 format,
112pp, New in card cover, CARD
£10.00
QB-1537 ~ KNIGHT'S CROSS: GERMAN AND AXIS ARMED
FORCES 1939-1945: VOLUME XII ~ by David Lyne-Gordon
A listing of the recipients of the highest award of the German
Armed Forces in World War II. There were 7156 recipients of
the Knight’s Cross, 873 of Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves, 156 of
the Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves and Swords, 27 of the
Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds, 1 of the
Knight’s Cross with Golden Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds.
Includes details of each recipient’s military career, ranks and
positions held with dates, plus other decorations and awards
received. This volume includes 55 Heer recipients, 343 Luftwaffe
recipients, 16 Waffen-SS recipients, 5 Kriegsmarine recipients
and 5 non-German recipients. This is the first time such
information has been made available.
2005, Military Press0854209816,<32911-02-L-02> A4 format,
112pp, New in card cover,
£16.00
QB-1538 ~ THE BRONZE CROSS ~ by F Gordon Roe
A contemporary, WWII account of the VCs of that war. With
portraits of the holders, and brief accounts how each award was
won.
1945, P R Gawthorn, <3545-01-L-02> 124pp, 208 ills. Good in tatty
and chipped dw,
£10.00
QB-1539 ~ WEARING YOUR MEDALS IN CIVILIAN
CLOTHES ~ by Lt-Col Ashley R Tinson
A small but essential book for anyone who still currently wears
medals or who is seeking more up to date information on the
order of wear. Complete and up to the minute this book is vital
for veterans, serving forces personnel, collectors or tailors.
2003,1870192605 ,<35776-01-L-02> Small format, 16pp, New in
card cover, CARD
£5.00
Small Arms, Equipment & Acoutrements
XN-2590 ~ SNIPING 1946 : SMALL ARMS TRAINING VOL.1,
NO.28 ~
Facsimile reprint of War office publication from 1946. This is a
reprint of the manual for snipers produced in 1946 by the British
Army. It includes all the lessons learned during the Second
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grouped by nationality with Japanese and English text. Over 70
photos are also included.
Kantosha Tokyo, <28615-01-M-01> 152pp, photos, drawings, vg in
chipped and rubbed dw, Eng/Jap.text,
£12.00
QB-1555 ~ TIALD THE GULF WAR ~
Published by GEC Ferranti Defence Systems this book records
the events that led to the rapid deployment of the Thermal
Imaging Airborne Laser Designator pod for use by the Royal Air
Force's Tornado GR1 aircraft in the first Gulf War. The first
series of offensive strikes involved sorties against hardened
aircraft shelters in the H3 airbase complex in Western iraq,
destroying several shelters. Other sorties were against bridges,
ammunition dumps and fuel storage tanks.
1991, GEC Ferranti, <35716-01-M-01> Lanscape format 56pp colour
photos, diagrams. Tear on dw ow very good,
£24.00
QB-1556 ~ TIME-LIFE EPIC OF FLIGHT SERIES: THE
AERONAUTS ~
One of the renowned Time-Life Epic of Flight Series. This
volume includes the Heyday of the Flying Showmen, An Unlikely
Recruit for War, & The Challenge & Joy of a Precarious Sport
This is the original Time-Life edition
1981, Time Life, 0809432684,<32373-01-M-01> Large format,
176pp, numerous col & b/w ills, Fine in blue pictorial boards, £10.00
QB-1557 ~ TIME-LIFE EPIC OF FLIGHT SERIES: WOMEN
ALOFT ~
There were significant arguments against publishing this title in
the series, mainly concerned with the fact that women's
contribution was equal to those of male pilots & should not be
isolated in history. The discrimination and difficulties that they
encountered is in itself a significant part of the story of flight, &
for this reason it went ahead as a separate volume. Neta Snook
Southern, Evelyn Waldren, Fay Gillis Wells, Melli Beese & Helen
Richey have all contributed to this volume by Valerie Moolman.
Many previously unknown stories & photographs are included.
1981, Time Life, 0809432897,<32371-01-M-01> 176pp ills, Vg in
blue pictorial boards,
£10.00
QB-1558 ~ PIONEER PILOT ~ by William Armstrong
An account of the author's experiences in WWI in the Royal
Flying Corps. Also his subsequent career in civil aviation
including Atlantic flights, the Near East, India, surveying the
Persian Gulf, the Trucial Coast etc. He also served in WWII
flying VIPs etc.
1952, Blandford Press, <27937-01-M-01> 267pp, 19 photos, dark
blue cloth, slightly rubbed, spine faded, g+,
£14.00
QB-1559 ~ FIGHT FOR THE SKY ~ by Group Captain Douglas
Bader DSO DFC
The story of the Hurricane & Spitfire. Includes contributions by
many Battle of Britain heroes including Al Deere, Johhnny
Johnson and Laddie Lucas.
1973, Sidgwick and Jackson, 0283979844,<8589-01-M-01> 192pp,
27 col & 100 b/w photos. Good in dw,
£8.00
XN-2591 ~ BAGRATION TO BERLIN - THE FINAL AIR
BATTLES IN THE EAST: 1944-1945 ~ by Christer Bergstrom
The book details the final phase of air operations in the East from
late 1943. It then covers the German defensive operations around
the River Dnepr and the Sea of Azov in September 1943, and the
subsequent German retreat and the air bridge to Cherkassy in
early 1944. It also covers the major Soviet offensive against the
Army Group Centre in mid-1944, the fall of Romania and the
autumn battles in Poland, Courland and on the Vistula, ending
with the major Soviet winter offensive of early 1945 and the last
ditch battles over Berlin itself.
2008, Classic Publications, 9781903223918,<35707-01-M-01> Large
format, 144pp, colour artwork and battle plans. 135 b/w photos. New
in d/w,
£27.99
QB-1560 ~ BATTLES WITH THE NACHTJAGD ~ by E W
Boiten and Martin W Bowman
The night airwar over Europe, 1939-1945. The authors trace the
parallel developments of RAF night bombing, and night fighting
in the Luftwaffe up to the climax of the strategic bombing
offensive in 1945 and the introduction of the German Me 262 jet
Collectibles
QB-1548 ~ AUSWEIS-DOKUMENTE DER DEUTSCHLAND
POLIZEI 1936-1945 ~ by Klaus D Patwall
A concise study of Identity Documents of the German Police.
Includes Soldbuch, Dienstpass, Stadtwacht, Gestapo etc. German
text.
1988, Patzwall Verlag, <1872-01-L-04> 80pp, 40 ills, very good in
paper covers, Ger.text, CARD
£10.00
QB-1549 ~ MILITARY & NAVAL SILVER: TREASURES OF
THE MESS AND WARDROOM ~ by Roger Perkins
A study of the silver owned by the armed forces. The book
examines the ways in which military and naval silver has been
conceived and created since the 18th century and how
Regimental silver reflects the history and honour of the
regiments. There are more than 200, extensively illustrated
contributions on the treasures of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines,
the armies of British India and much more besides. The book is
packed with stories illuminating the valour and devotion of men,
long gone, whose services to the Crown endure in the silver
inherited by their successors
1999, R Perkins (Private pub.), 0950642940,<27944-02-L-04> Large
format, 232pp, 185 ills, appendices, indices, vg in d/w,
£39.00
QB-1550 ~ DE NEDERLANDSE MILITAIRE MUZIEK ~ by R
van Yperen
A history of Dutch Military Music written by the former head of
the Royal Netherlands Army's Music from the 17th Century to
post WWII.
1966, Van Dishoeck, <23280-01-L-04> 142pp,2 col plate with 75
uniform ills, 28 b/w ills, 33 b/w drawings, scarce. Good, Dutch text,
£20.00
QB-1551 ~ STARTING OUT COLLECTING BRITISH
INSIGNIA ~ by Col. (Ret) Dudley Wall MSM, MMM
A limited print companion to Dudley Wall's acclaimed 'Starting
Out Collecting South African Militaria", this new volume is
packed with a stunning collection of colour plates featuring
British Regimental and Divisional badges, caps, patches and
other insignia. With detailed, descriptive text, the book is without
doubt one of the most comprehensive collections of British
insignia available today.
2006, Dudley Wall, 0620357940,<33772-01-L-04> 99pp, c1,000
colour ills, New in card cover, CARD
£25.00
QB-1552 ~ DISCOVERING BRITISH MILITARY BADGES &
BUTTONS ~ by Robert Wilkinson-Latham
This book examines the development of the various styles of
military head-dress badges from 1751 to the present day. Every
style of badge or button for each regiment of the regular army is
described or illustrated. The author has always had a deep
interest and knowledge in all things military, the family business
being the Wilkinson Sword Company
2002, Shire Publications, 0747804842,<31162-01-L-04> Small
format (17.5 x 11cm), 96pp, numerous b/w ills, New, CARD £4.99
Aviation
QB-1553 ~ EARLY MILITARY AIRCRAFT OF THE FIRST
WORLD WAR. VOL.1 - LANDPLANES ~
Reprinted from a 1918 government document 'Issued for the
information and guidance of Aviation mechanic's Schools under
the cognizance of the Bureau of Navigation' the general editor
was Lt Commander C E Lucke and it was issued by United States
Navy Gas Engine School.
1963, Flying Enterprises Dallas, <3539-01-M-01> 93pp ills, vg in
card covers, CARD
£9.00
QB-1554 ~ SEVENTY FIGHTERS OF WORLD WAR II ~
70 full-page four view drawings of 70 famous fighter aircraft of
WWII drawn by Kikuo Hashimoto. 15 full-page four-view tone
drawings illustrating details of insignia, camouflage, squadron
and individual markings of 15 major types. The 70 types are
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night fighter. They have traced surviving aircrew from both sides
and have matched many Bomber Command losses to German
night fighter claims. The narrative is extensively illustrated with
more than 400 rare and mostly unpublished photographs from
the personal collections of veterans.
2006, Schiffer Publications, 0764325248,<35138-01-M-01> Large
Format , 348pp c 400 b/w illustrations, New in d/w,
£49.95
QB-1561 ~ BOMBER BARONS ~ by Chaz Bowyer
A profile of the WWII leaders of RAF Bomber Command by
noted aviation historian, Chas Bowyer. Features Leonard
Cheshire, Frazer Barron, Dennis Witt, Roy Ralston, Guy Gibson
& Basil Embry amongst others
1983, William Kimber, 1st edition, 0718303393,<792-02-M-01>
222pp, 78 photos, Good in rubbed dw.
£10.00
QB-1562 ~ BOMBER BARONS ~ by Chaz Bowyer
A profile of the WWII leaders of RAF Comber Command by
noted aviation historian, Chas Bowyer. Ex Libris Special Forces
Club Library.
1983, William Kimber, 1st edition, 0718303393,<792-01-M-01>
222pp, 78 photos, Good in rubbed dw.
£10.00
QB-1563 ~ EVEN WHEN THE SPARROWS ARE WALKING ~
by Laurie Brettingham
In 1943, the RAF was paying a high price in men and aircraft for
its offensive in Europe. In an affort to reduce these losses it was
thought advisable to set up a radio countermeasures unit No.100 (Bomber support) Group. It was a unique creation - for
the first time bomber and fighter elements were successfully
blended, whilst American units were absorbed for operational
purposes. This detailed account provides a definative look at the
many elements which made up 100 group, using official records
and the letters, reports and conversations of those involved.
2008, Librario, 0954296001,<35245-01-M-01> 335pp, illustrations,
New in card cover, CARD
£14.99
QB-1564 ~ REACH FOR THE SKY ~ by Paul Brickhill
Douglas Bader DSO.DFC. The outstanding fighter squadron and
wing commander during the Battle of Britain lost his legs in an
air crash in 1931. He became a POW of the Germans after being
shot down and was confined to Colditz. Escape attempts
followed.
1954, Collins, first edition, <21979-01-M-01> 384pp, 21 ills, index.
spine sunned, light foxing at page edges, p/owner's inscription on fep,
£8.00
QB-1565 ~ THE FLYERS ~ by Brian Bridgeman
Flyers is the story of British, American & Commonwealth pilots
who flew in wars & revolutions between the two World wars. It
features the aviators who fought in Ethiopia, Spain in the Civil
War, China in the war against Japan & in Finland against the
invading Russians & it is a definitive record of their role in the
conflicts & the machines they flew - a book for both air
enthusiasts & military historians
1989, Images Booksellers & Dis, 1854210548,<3816-02-M-01>
256pp, 50 ills, 6 maps, Mint in d/w,
£12.00
QB-1566 ~ CARRIER OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II:
VOLUME II THE PACIFIC NAVIES ~ by David Brown
The author describes the carrier operations of the United States
and Imperial Japanese Navies betweenDecember, 1941 and
February, 1943, from the attack on Pearl Harbor until the
Japanese withdrawal from Guadalcanal. In this period fell the
battles of the Coral Sea, Midway, the Eastern Solomons and
Santa Cruz - the most evenly matched carrier versus carrier
battles in history.
1974, Ian Allan Publishing, 0711002762,<8124-01-M-01> 152pp, c
90 b/w photos, fair/good in plastic sleeved d/w,
£10.00
QB-1567 ~ CARRIER OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II:
VOLUME I THE ROYAL NAVY ~ by J D Brown
An account of the carrier operations of the Royal Navy during
WWII. Covers operations in the Atlantic, Arctic, Mediterranean,
Indian and Pacific Oceans with sections on Force H and U-Boats
sunk by the Fleet Air Arm.
1968, Ian Allan Publishing, <21978-01-M-01> 192pp, numerous b/w
photos, tables, fair/good in plastic sleeved d/w,
£10.00
QB-1568 ~ AVIATION BADGES AND INSIGNIA OF THE
UNITED STATES ARMY 1913-1946 ~ by J Duncan Campbell
Acknowledged as the definitive source for information on
USAAC and USAAF wings and badges. The book features 25
pages of black and white representations of the various squadron
and unit badges plus numerous other illustrations. these include a
facsimile of the March 1920 issue of the magazine of The
Daughters of the American Revolution featuring insignia of the
A.E.F. Aero squadrons, plus an advertisement for the 1912
Model Wright Flyers.
1977, Triangle Press, PA, <10375-01-M-01> A4 format, 350 + b/w
illustrations, g in rubbed card cover, CARD
£22.00
QB-1569 ~ CURTISS: THE HAMMONDSPORT ERA 1907-1915
~ by Louis S Casey
The author, a former curator of Aircraft at the National Air and
Space Museum, accurately documents Curtiss's formative years
when in 1904 he built a special engine for Baldwin's California
Arrow, to the first Aerial Experiment Association glider in 1907
and the refined flying boats used during World War I.
1981, Crown Publishers Inc, 0517543265,<32310-01-M-01> Large
Format 235pp 160 ills and 42 3-view scale drawings. vg in worn fair
dw,
£15.00
QB-1570 ~ BATTLE FOR BRITAIN : SIXTEEN WEEKS THAT
CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY ~ by Ronald W Clark
A unique account of the air struggle that changed history in 1940.
The story of how the battle came about, the developing phases of
the fighting, of the fatal German move and what the British
victory meant in terms f the war. The author describes the forces
on both sides, the opening of the German assault the weeks of
attacks on vital airfields and the sudden switch to London. He
also describes the 'secret weapon' radar and how necessary it was
to Britain's survival.
1966, Harrap & Co Ltd, <32148-01-M-01> 175pp ills. Reading copy.
Ex Library.scribble on one map.
£6.00
QB-1571 ~ MILITARY AVIATION :AUSTRALIA'S
HERITAGE IN STAMPS ~ by Mark Clayton
The origins of Australian Military aviation,The Royal Australian
Air Force, The Fleet Air Arm and the Army Aviation Corps are
all detailed here, history, aircraft, badges and commemoration
stamps in this interesting account produced by the Australia Post
Philatelic Group
1996, Australia Post, 0642234876,<16027-01-M-01> Large Format.
40pp col and bw ills, Pictorial boards. vg,
£10.00
QB-1572 ~ FINEST HOUR ~ by Tim Clayton and Phil Craig
In 1940 Europe lay at Hitler's feet and Britain faced it's darkest
hour. Outnumbered and alone, defeat and capitulation seemed
inevitable - instead a legend was born. Finest Hour takes readers
on a breath-taking journey from open lifeboats in Atlantic gales
to the cockpits of wheeling fighter planes to cities devastated by
the blitz. It recreates the terror, tragedy and triumph of the
Battle for Britain blending histrical research with the experience
of ordinary people in desperate times
1999, Hodder & Stoughton, 0340750413,<31021-01-M-01> 418pp,
50 b/w photos & ills, Fine in sltly creased d/w,
£12.00
QB-1573 ~ ZEPPELINS OVER THE EASTERN COUNTIES ~
by Cliff Clover
A compact yet concise history of the early development of Count
Zeppelin's airships and their use to bomb England during World
War I. As the title implies the book primarily concentrates on the
attacks on towns in the East of England, but it also covers raids
on the South East and London.
2006, Barny Books, Once Upon a Wartime, No. 17,
1903172659,<33731-01-M-01> 112pp, numerous b/w photos, ills &
maps, New in card cover, CARD
£7.99
QB-1574 ~ UK VHF AIRBAND GUIDE ( GUIDE TO AIR
TRAFFIC CONTROL FREQUENCIES IN THE UK) ~ by Ken
Davies
The author divides the country into 11 areas and provides details
of the airfields in each area with frequencies Tower, Approach
and radar, and brief details of runways and service i.e.
50
grass/hard scheduled/seasonal. of interest to the aviation
enthusiast.
1979, Airline Publications, 0905117689,<25431-01-M-01> 28pp.
Good in card covers, CARD
£6.00
QB-1575 ~ RAF POLICE DOGS ON PATROL ~ by Stephen R
Davies
An Illustrated History of the Deployment of Dogs by the Royal
Air Force Police since 1942. This informative book traces the
colourful history of the RAF Police Dog Section over the last 60
years. During this time the branch has earned a glowing
reputation at home and abroad for the high standard of training
exhibited by its dog teams, and for its highly professional use of
dogs for patrols and specialist duties. Illustrated with many
photographs, and enlivened by first-hand accounts from former
dog handlers, it is will be invaluable to those interested the use of
dogs for security purposes.
2005, Woodfield Publishing, 9781846830006,<35279-01-M-01>
285pp, 47 b/w photos, New in card cover, CARD
£18.00
QB-1576 ~ RED EAGLES ~ by Steve Davies
From the mid-1960s until the end of the Cold War, the US Air
Force acquired and flew Russian-made MiG jets, eventually
creating a secret squadron to expose American fighter pilots to
the enemy aircraft they were likely to meet in combat. In this
program MiGs were secretly acquired and selected ace pilots
were trained to fly the assets - exactly as they were flown by
America’s enemies. This book tells the fascinating story of the
secret, Nevada based Red Eagles Squadron, using recently
declassified information and firsthand accounts from the pilots
who took part in the program.
2008, Osprey Publishing, 9781846033780,<35698-01-M-01> 352pp,
numerous colour photos, New in d/w,
£18.99
QB-1577 ~ THE NEW WORLD OF HELICOPTERS ~ by Frank
J Delear and Igor I Sikorsky
The story of the Helicopter and its indispensable role in the world
of the 1960's. With it's ability to rise straight upward and to
hover it is able to transport of goods into mountain regions,and
effecting rescues in floods and other disasters. In another
capacity it's use by civil and military services as a Police patrol,
picking up Astronauts and medivac in Vietnam make it unique
role of aircraft development.
1967, Dodd Mead, <17-01-M-01> 80pp b/w photos. Dw torn and
worn. Good,
£8.00
QB-1578 ~ BOMBER COMMAND 1936 - 1968: AN
OPERATIONAL & HISTORICAL RECORD ~ by Ken Delve
The first in a new series of books, each of which will focus on one
RAF Command. This volume features an introduction and
outline of the Command and its predecessors, plus Annexes and
Appendices detailing Aircraft, Orders of Battle, airfields,
squadrons and much more. The book is extensively illustrated
with black and white photographs, aircraft profiles and squadron
insignia.
2005, Pen & Sword, 1844151832,<34078-01-M-01> 306pp, c 150
b/w photos, illustrations & maps, New in d/w,
£19.99
QB-1579 ~ LUFTWAFFE: AN ANALYSIS BY FORMER
LUFTWAFFE GENERALS ~ by (Editor) Harold Faber
Includes the Command & Leadership, the reasons for defeat, the
lost battles etc. Chapters on Goering, Milch, Udet, Jeshonnek,
Hitler's Role, the Wrong Priorities, Jets - the lost chance,
Chimera of dive-bombing. the major air campaigns - Battle of
Britain, Malta, Stalingrad, Defence of Germany etc.
1977, Sidgwick and Jackson, 028398516X,<21185-01-M-01> xviii +
264pp, ills, diagrams, Good in spine faded dw,
£8.00
QB-1580 ~ BRITAIN'S AIR SURVIVAL: AN APPRAISEMENT
AND STRATEGY FOR SUCCESS ~ by Sir Roy Fedden
Warnings from 1957 by a leading aviation expert on Britain's
failure to keep up with advances in post war aviation.
1957, Cassell, <578-01-M-01> 151pp. frontis. appendices, Good
dustjacket rubbed with small tears.Prev.owner stamp.
£7.00
QB-1581 ~ THE GREATEST AIR BATTLE : DIEPPE 19TH
AUGUST 1942 ~ by Norman Franks
A minute-by-minute account of the action by the largest array of
Royal Air Force aircraft ever sent into battle - 46 Spitfire, 8
Hurricane, 3 Typhoon & 4 Mustang Squadrons took part as well
as 7 Boston & Bleinheim Squadrons. Flying nearly 3000 sorties
the RAF lost over 100 aircraft in air combat, ground attack &
bombing missions. The Luftwaffe flew 945 sorties losing nearly
50 aircraft.
1979, William Kimber, 0718303962,<29742-01-M-01> 256pp, ills,
appendices, index, Vg in good dw,
£11.00
QB-1582 ~ THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN ~ by John Frayn-Turner
The true, momentous story of one of the most crucial conflicts in
British history. The book gives a graphic, day-by-day account of
the classic battle, both in the air and on the ground. It considers
events from many vantage points - from Churchill & Dowding, to
"The Few" - striking a balance between an verview of the longterm strategy, & first-hand combat accounts from a pilot's-eye
view. The valour of RAF & WAAF ground staff is also given long
overdue recognition, as is that of the emergency services &
civilians caught up in the conflict.
1999, Book Club Associates, <24061-01-M-01> 174pp, 100 b/w ills,
biblio, index, very good in d/w,
£10.00
XN-2592 ~ THE B-45 TORNADO ~ by John C Fredriksen
An operational history of the first US jet bomber. The North
American B-45 was used in a number of vital missions from
through the 1950s. Drawing from declassified secret documents,
this history explains the bomber’s use, from its 1944 development
to its role in the Cold War, including covert strategic
reconnaissance missions into Iron Curtain airspace. The B-45
was an important part of the United States's nuclear deterrent
for several years in the early 1950s and served in Strategic Air
Command from 1950 until 1959. The book includes numerous
photographs and more than 100 interviews with pilots,
navigators, and ground personnel.
2009, McFarland Publishing, 9780786442782,<35736-01-M-01>
Large format, 272pp, 68 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography,
index, New in card cover, CARD
£38.50
QB-1583 ~ THE EARLY BIRDS OF WAR ~ by Thomas R
Funderburk
The fighter pilots & their aircraft of WWI. Illustrated with
vintage photographs, & the author's two & three-view drawings
of the major aircraft types.
1968, Arthur Barker, 0213176858,<26184-01-M-01> 154pp, 120
photos and line drawings, index, Good in worn dw with small edge
tears,
£10.00
QB-1584 ~ SKY HIGH: HEROIC PILOTS OF THE SECOND
WORLD WAR ~ by Richard Garrett
Who were the heroes, the men who topped the league of pilots in
WWII, whose appetite for combat flying was compulsive?
Bomber crews endured long hours of discomfort and danger,
Fighter pilots flew in spasms, but they all had one thing in
common - they loved flying! This is the story of some of these
men and a tribute to them all. Amongst the men featured are
Guy Gibson, 'Sailor' Malan, Adolf Galland, Douglas Bader and
Pierre Clostermann
1991, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 0297811878,<30964-01-M-01>
185pp, 13 b/w photos, Mint in d/w,
£12.00
QB-1585 ~ THE WORLD'S FIRST AEROPLANE FLIGHTS
(1903-1908) ~ by C.H. Gibbs-Smith
A Science Museum Booklet. The author is an honorary
Companion of the Royal Aeronautical Society. It incldes
photgraphs of the earliest aircraft and a table of powered take
offs and flights between 1903 and 1908 with details of pilots,
distance and time.
1965, HMSO, <33783-01-M-01> 32pp.ills.tables. Creased corners
ow good in card covers, CARD
£5.00
QB-1586 ~ AMY JOHNSON : QUEEN OF THE AIR ~ by Midge
Gillies
In May 1930, Amy Johnson,took off from Croydon Airport in a
second-hand, open-cockpit biplane with no radio communication
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and the most basic of maps to try to beat the world solo record to
Australia. Arriving in Port Darwin 3 weeks later weeks, her
adventures inspired a world struggling with the effects of the
Depression and made her into a celebrity overnight. During the
second world war she joined the ATA ferrying aircraft for the
RAF. Her plane disappeared over the Thames Estuary, but her
body was never found. Amy Johnson has iconic status whose
death remains a subject of great interest to many conspiracy
theorists to this day.
2003, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 0297829823,<33709-01-M-01>
384pp ills, New in dw,
£10.00
QB-1587 ~ WINGED SENTRIES: SENTINELLES DE L'AIR ~
by John Gordon and Claude Rousseau
The types of aircraft used by the Canadian Armed Forces from
the two-seat single engined bi-plane R.E.8 of WWI to the CS2F-1
"Tracker" built in Canada by de Havilland in the 1950s and '60s.
Each aircraft has a line drawing accompanied by a descriptive
text in English and French. The inside front cover has facsimile
signatures of over 70 pilots including Raymond Collishaw, G E
Nash and Joe Macbrien.Good in torn pictorial dw
1963, Private Publication, <28567-01-M-01> 103pp, numerous line
drawings, index, landscape format 10.5" x 13.5", vg in rather ragged
pictorial dw,
£20.00
QB-1588 ~ AUSTRALIAN HAWK OVER THE WESTERN
FRONT ~ by Adrian Hellwig
Major Roderick Dallas was Australia’s leading air ace of all time
and, with fifty victories yet, until now, there has never been a full
biography of this exceptional pilot, whose fighting career
spanned from 1916 to 1918. Flying Nieuport Scouts, Triplanes
and Camels with the RNAS and RAF, he was an ever-present
threat over the Western Front. Taken principally from primary
sources including Dallas’ own letters, logbook and service record,
plus squadron record books, combat reports and contemporary
accounts, this is a fitting tribute to Australia’s greatest air ace.
2006, Grub Street, 1904943349 ,<33257-01-M-01> 192pp, 16 b/w
photos, New in d/w,
£18.00
QB-1589 ~ NORTHROP GRUMMAN B-2 SPIRIT ~ by Bill
Holder
A beautifully illustrated history of Northrop's amazing Stealth
Bomber - the batlike B-2 Spirit. Developed using many of Jack
Northrop's Flying Wing theories (& looking remarkably similar
to the revolutionary XB-35 & YB-49 bombers of the 'forties) the
Spirit has truly revolutionised the USAF's ability to project
strategic power on a global scale. Four stealthy B-2s can deliver
the same bombing power as thirty two standard attack aircraft
backed up by twenty eight escort & defence suppression aircraft
& fifteen tankers!
1998, Schiffer Publications, 0764305913,<30969-01-M-01> 76pp,
117 color & 29 b/w ills, tables, diagrans, New, CARD
£16.95
QB-1590 ~ ROCKET ~ by ACM Sir Philip Joubert de la Ferte
The rocket story, from man's modest efforts through to
Peenemunde and the allies eventual triumph over the German
Rocketeers, is one of fascinating technical interest and dramatic
situations. The first part of the book includes the V1 and V2 with
their grimly tragic consequences. The second part attempts to
analyse the effects, political and military, that long-range rockets
carrying nuclear warheads can have on the policies of those
nations that produce and use them.
1957, Hutchinson Publications, <2466-01-M-01> 190pp, photos.
foxing on edges and end papers .dw worn but complete.
£15.00
QB-1591 ~ OUT OF THE BLUE - THE ROLE OF LUCK IN
AIR WARFARE, 1917-1966 ~ by (Editor) Laddie Lucas
The author has compiled this astonishing collection of first-hand
stories about the part played by luck in air warfare. Beginning in
1917 with Lord Balfour's astonishing escape from his crashing
Sopwith bi-plane on the Western Front and culminating in Col.
Kenneth W. Cordier's miraculous survival following a direct hit
on his F-4C Phantom by a North Vietnamese surface to air
missile.
1985, Hutchinson Publications, 009162410X,<31055-01-M-01>
315pp, numerous ills, Vg in d/w - p/edges slightly browning, £10.00
QB-1592 ~ WINGS OF WAR ~ by Laddie Lucas
An anthology of of aviation fighting in World War II by those
who fought in the sky - both Allied and Axis. Over 300 selections.
1983, Hutchinson Publications, 0091542804,<21777-01-M-01>
409pp, 90 ills, Good in dw,
£10.00
QB-1593 ~ BOMBS ON TARGET ~ by Ron Mayhill DFC
The recollections of a WWII New Zealand Bomb Aimer. Posted
to No.75 Squadron in June 1944, flying Lancasters, the author &
his crew were flung into the maelstrom of air operations in
support of the advancing Allied forces in Normandy & into the
desperate fight to destroy the V1 & V2 rocket sites. Then, as the
Allies broke out & advanced toward Germany, night after night,
they were flung against targets deep in the Reich. These are
Myhill's graphic memories of what it was like in the nose of a
Lancaster in the thick of war
1991, Patrick Stephens, 1852602740,<9675-02-M-01> 192pp, 40
photos, Fine in d/w,
£12.00
QB-1594 ~ WARBIRDS: MILITARY AIRCRAFT OF THE
FIRST WORLD WAR IN COLOUR ~ by Dale McAdoo
Beginning with the very early attempts at mechanized flight this
volume progresses from the earliest prototypes to coverage of all
the types of planes used during the First World war. Every model
is shown with five classic views, along with any signal variants,
detailed history, structural and technical specifications,
performance data and records held.
1974, Macdonald & Janes, 0356080757,<32339-01-M-01> 208pp
479ills 323 in full colour Large Format, vg in edgeworn dw, £18.00
QB-1595 ~ SHOT DOWN IN FLAMES ~ by Geoffrey Page
Originally published as Tale of a Guinea Pig this is a World War
II fighter pilot's remarkable tale of survival. Shot down in
August 1940 the author spent the next two years undergoing
treatment for severe burns. He was a founder member of the
Guinea Pig club formed for badly burnt aircrew who were
treated by Archie McIndoe at the Queen Victoria Hospital at
East Grinstead. This is an account of the Club, the courage of
'The Few' and the author's later life and achievements.
1999, Grub Street, 1902304101,<33699-01-M-01> 207pp, 18 b/w
photos, New in card covers, CARD
£6.00
QB-1596 ~ WAR IN THE AIR ~ by Mark Postlethwaite and Chris
Goss
For over fifteen years Mark Postlethwaite has been well-known
and respected throughout the world of aviation art. Now, for the
first time, over fifty of Mark’s finest original World War II
paintings are brought together in one truly outstanding
collector’s edition. Unlike most aviation art publications, War in
the Air sets out the history shown in each of the paintings, with
first-hand accounts and rare original wartime photographs. The
historical text has been specially commissioned from leading
aviation author Chris Goss, an expert in Luftwaffe and RAF
operations over Europe.
2005, Crowood Press Ltd, 9781861267207,<35009-02-M-01> Large,
landscape format, 128pp, 50 + colour paintings + numerous b/w
photos, New in d/w,
£29.95
QB-1597 ~ THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN: THE HARDEST DAY
18 AUGUST 1940 ~ by Alfred Price
A detailed "snapshot" of a single critical day in the Battle of
Britain. The hardest fought day of the battle seen through the
eyes of German and British airmen. 68 British and 69 German
aircraft were lost on this single day.
1979,0354012193,<18666-01-M-01> 223pp, 98 photos, maps &
diagrams, vg in rubbed dw,
£12.00
QB-1598 ~ BOMBER HARRIS: HIS LIFE AND TIMES ~ by
Henry Probert
Foreword by Correlli Barnett. The definitive biography of one of
the most controversial figures of World War II.In 1942 Harris
implemented Churchill's policy of area bombing of German
cities. He was an architect of Great Britain's most devastatingly
effective attacks against the German infrastructure at a time
when the country was limited in its resources and manpower.He
remains a target of criticism and this account draws on Harris's
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own papers and recent research to give a further insight into his
leadership and professionalism.
2006, Greenhill Books, 9781853676918,<35154-01-M-01> 432pp
ills. maps. new in card covers,
£9.99
QB-1599 ~ OSPREY AIRCRAFT OF THE ACES 50:
HUNGARIAN ACES OF WORLD WAR 2 ~ by Gyorgy Punka
Following the defeat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end
of World War 1, Hungary was forbidden from having an air
force However, in secret during the 1930s, Hungary created an
air arm. In June 1941, Hungarian armed forces joined Germany
in the invasion of Russia. Pilots from the I/I Fighter Group saw
continuous action flying CR.42s, Re.2000s and Bf 109Es. Later
the Bf 109G-equipped Hungarian 101 Puma1 Fighter Regiment
was committed to action over Kharkov in April 1943. One year
later the unit with pilots such as Dezsö Szentgyörgyi and György
Debrödy returned home to defend Hungary against the American
heavy Bombers.
2002, Osprey Publishing, 1841764361,<17463-01-M-01> 96pp ills,
new in card covers, CARD
£12.99
QB-1600 ~ FIGHTING THE FLYING CIRCUS ~ by Capt
Edward V Rickenbacker
A classic, first-person account of aerial combat during WWI
written by America's "Ace of Aces", Captain Eddie
Rickenbacker, CO 94th Pursuit Squadron the 'Hat in the Ring')
squadron, US Army Air Service. By downing no fewer than 69
enemy aircraft the members of the intrepid squadron became
living legends.
1965, Doubleday,<29812-03-M-01>296pp ills, g in worn dw, £12.00
QB-1601 ~ LUFTWAFFE RUDDER MARKINGS ~ by Karl Ries
and Ernst Obermaier
An illustrated study of the special rudder markings used by the
Luftwaffe in WWII. Numerous illustrations portray the rudders
of the aces, with details of the aircraft type, unit, rank and name
of pilot etc. Designs often incorporated "victory" totals.
1991, Schiffer Publications, 0887403379,<10806-01-M-01> 192pp,
10 col & 312 b/w ills, New may have slight shelfwear,
£22.00
QB-1603 ~ STUKA PILOT ~ by Colonel Hans - Ulrich Rudel
The recollections of the remarkable German air ace, Colonel
Hans-Ulrich Rudel, the one man in the German Armed Force to
receive the highest award for courage, The Knight’s Cross of the
Iron Cross with Golden Oakleaves, Sword and Diamonds. He
flew over 2500 missions in WWII on the Eastern front, lost a leg
but continued flying. A new, hardcover reprint of the 1952
original.
2007, Barbarossa Books, 9781847680006,<13433-06-M-01> 204pp,
10 b/w photos, New in illustrated boards,
£15.00
QB-1602 ~ STUKA PILOT ~ by Colonel Hans - Ulrich Rudel
The recollections of the remarkable German air ace, Colonel
Hans-Ulrich Rudel, the one man in the German Armed Force to
receive the highest award for courage, The Knight’s Cross of the
Iron Cross with Golden Oakleaves, Sword and Diamonds. He
flew over 2500 missions in WWII on the Eastern front, lost a leg
but continued flying. A new reprint of the 1952 original.
2006, Barbarossa Books, 9780953877799,<13433-05-M-01> 204pp,
10 b/w photos, New in card covers, CARD
£12.00
QB-1604 ~ BADER'S LAST FIGHT ~ by Andy Saunders
On 9th August, 1941 one of the greatest icons of the Second
World War, Douglas Bader, was shot down. But by whom, and
how? Was it by one of his deadly German opponents, as Douglas
Bader himself maintained, or was it by one of his own side?
There has been much debate and controversy among historians
and in 2003 the author of this book revealed for the first time
that Bader may have been victim to ‘friendly fire’. In this book
Saunders develops his hypothesis, backed up by strong evidence
and a wealth of statistics, and separates fact from fiction.
2007, Grub Street, 9781904943969,<35275-01-M-01> 160pp, 7
colour photos & numerous b/w photos & illustrations, maps etc. New
in d/w,
£16.99
XN-2593 ~ FINDING THE FEW ~ by Andy Saunders
1940 in the skies over Britain was a time of courage, heroism and
extreme danger. Many men gave their lives to keep the island
free, and some disappeared from the summer sky with no trace.
This remarkable book records the life of a dozen of these pilots
who were shot down and killed, but who remained missing for
decades until diligent research and searches identified them.
Each case represents a fascinating human story, a startling tale of
detective work and remarkable coincidences.
2009, Grub Street, 9781906502553,<35692-01-M-01> 192pp,
numerous colour & b/w photos, New in d/w,
£20.00
QB-1605 ~ MEN & MACHINES OF THE AUSTRALIAN
FLYING CORPS 1914-19 ~ by Charles Schaeder
At the outbreak of war in 1914 Australia had just embarked on
the formation of a military aviation branch of its armed services,
at it's new designated training area at Point Cooke near
Melbourne. The first four canditates, Capt. T W White with Lts.
Williams, Merz and Manwell had two instructors and 5 aircraft.
Growing from strength to strength supplying pilots throughout
the war and contributing to the establishment of the post-war Air
Force the Corps served in Mesopotamia, Palestine, France and
Flanders.
1972, Kookaburra Tech. Pubs.Pty, <4681-01-M-01> 56pp, 7 colour
ills, 120 b/w photos. pages slightly darkened at edges ow vg in
pictorial cover,
£10.00
QB-1606 ~ THE AIR ~ by Edgar B Schieldrop
Illustrated story of mechanical flight from man's earliest
attempts to fly. The causes of failure in aerodynamics; the basic
principles of flight in heavier-than-air machines. Balloons and
airships. The development of world transport. Stratospheric
travel. Revised & enlarged edition. Foreword by Lord Brabazon.
1957, Hutchinson Publications, <28602-01-M-01> 256pp, coloured
frontis, over 150 ills, index, blue cloth. Good in chipped and torn dw,
£15.00
QB-1607 ~ SOVIET AIRCRAFT OF TODAY ~ by Nico Sgarlato
An illustrated study of Russian military aircraft of the 1970s.
Includes all front line fighter, bombers, helicopters, and
transport aircraft.
1978, Arms & Armour Press, 0853681422,<25520-01-M-01> 80pp,
21 col ills, 7 cutaways, 50 b/w photos, three view drawings, g in wn
dws,
£8.00
QB-1608 ~ FIGHTER COMBAT: TACTICS &
MANEUVERING ~ by Robert L Shaw
The book explains the art and science of air combat as none has
before. It covers the theory, the spirit and the mechanical history
of seventy years of air-to-air combat and includes nearly 150
detailed illustrations by US Navy Fighter Weapons School ('Top
Gun') artist, Greg High. The author was a carrier based fighter
pilot and Test Director for the Navy's Air Combat Maneuvering
Range. He has logged more than 4,000 hours in fast jets such as
the F-4 Phantom and the F-14 Tomcat
1986, Patrick Stephens, 0850598427,<30966-01-M-01> 428pp,
combat diagrams, Good D/w has a diagonal tear repaired with tape,
£20.00
QB-1609 ~ THE POWER AND SPEED SERIES FOR BOYS:
AIRCRAFT AND AIR POWER ~ by F G Swanborough
A book for the young enthusiast interested in all aspects of
military flying, in the 1950's. The book describes military
aircraft, introduces readers to the flight deck of a Jet Bomber
with a detailed descrption of a routine training exercise. Further
chapters describe aircraft development and the scientific
research behind the great advances in aircraft performance.
1958, Temple Press, <35717-01-M-01> 107pp b/w photos and
drawings. Good in torn dw,
£6.00
QB-1610 ~ UNITED STATES MILITARY AIRCRAFT SINCE
1909 ~ by Gordon Swanborough and Peter M Bowers
First American edition wth previous owner's inscription. Each
aircraft type is illustrated with photo and three-view drawings
and full technical information is included. In addition there is
information on the older types of lesser importance.
1963, Putnam, <2499-02-M-01> 596pp, photos, drawings. fair in
plastic sleeved d/w. previous owner's inscription,
£14.00
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QB-1611 ~ UNITED STATES NAVY AIRCRAFT SINCE 1911 ~
by Gordon Swanborough and Peter M Bowes
This revised and updated second edition includes all types added
to the inventory up to the beginning of 1976. These include six
major entries such as the Hawker Siddeley AV-8A harrier, the
Grumman F-14A Tomcat and the Lockheed S-3A Viking. Each
aircraft is illustrated with photo and three-view drawings plus
full technical information. This pre-owned copy has been
inscribed by a previous owner.
1976, Putnam, 0370100549,<5351-02-M-01> 546pp photos,
drawings. fair in plastic sleeved d/w. previous owner's inscription,
£10.00
QB-1612 ~ AVRO LANCASTER ~ by Bill Sweetman and
(Illustrator) Rikyu Watanabe
Considered to be one of the most significant combat aircraft in
World War II,it designed to be the first reliable bomber capable
of carrying large quantities of explosives. Very detailed
illustrations
1982, Janes Publishing Company, 0710601328,<32370-01-M-01>
Large Format 56pp ills.foldout, vg in pictorial boards,
£12.00
QB-1613 ~ MODERN FIGHTING AIRCRAFT: A-10 ~ by Bill
Sweetman
A detailed, illustrated study of the US Air Force's potent ground
support and anti-tank aircraft. The book describes the special
tactics developed for the aircraft's use in action. The aircraft
devastated Iraqi armour and artillery in the Gulf.
1984,,<16354-01-M-01> 64pp, 121 col & 26 b/w photos, 40
diagrams, tables, large format, g,
£9.00
QB-1614 ~ MOSQUITO ~ by Bill Sweetman and Rik Yu Watanabe
The development of the versatile De Havilland Mosquito through
the 1930's and it's role in the Second World War. One of it's
early tasks was with the PRU ( Photo-Reconnassance Unit ) As a
nightfighter the mosquito's radar was comparatively free of any
troubles with 159 NII's in service by January 1943.
1981, Janes Publishing Company, 071060131X,<35718-01-M-01>
Large Format 52pp. Colour ills.3 Fold-outs. very good in illustrated
boards,
£10.00
QB-1615 ~ THE GUINNESS BOOK OF AIR FACTS AND
FEATS ~ by John W R & Michael Taylor and David Mondey
Second edition completely reset and updated. Retraces in detail
the development and exploration of flight through and beyond
the earth's atmosphere. Progressing from the ancient Egyptians
through to the first ascent in a hot air balloon in Portugal in 1709
and through to hypersonic flight and man's 6 landings on the
moon.
1973, Guiness Superlatives, 0900424109,<32240-01-M-01> 288pp
ills. edges darkening ow vg in worn dw,
£8.00
QB-1617 ~ RUIN FROM THE AIR ~ by Gordon Thomas and Max
Morgan-Witts
The story of the mission to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
Describes the preparations, life in the target area, and the bizarre
espionage story surrounding the Manhattan Project. A gripping
and moving account told from many points of view; that of the
politicians, the American commanders and aircrews, and the
Japanese military, civilians, and Allied prisoners in the target
area
1977, Hamish Hamilton, 0241897262,<25433-03-M-01> xvii +
386pp, 16 ills, G - no d/w,
£9.00
QB-1616 ~ RUIN FROM THE AIR ~ by Gordon Thomas and Max
Morgan-Witts
The story of the mission to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
Describes the preparations, life in the target area, and the bizarre
espionage story surrounding the Manhattan Project. A gripping
and moving account told from many points of view; that of the
politicians, the American commanders and aircrews, and the
Japanese military, civilians, and Allied prisoners in the target
area
1977, Hamish Hamilton, 1st edition, 0241897262,<25433-01-M-01>
xvii + 386pp, 16 ills, vg in sunned dw,
£10.00
QB-1618 ~ OSPREY AIRCRAFT OF THE ACES 72: F-86
SABRE ACES OF THE 4TH FIGHTER WING ~ by Warren
Thompson
The entry of the F-86 into the Korean War was triggered by the
ever-increasing presence of the Soviet-built MiG-15 south of the
Yalu River. The possibility of the USAF losing air supremacy
over the Korean Peninsula was unacceptable. The 4th Fighter
Wing was made up of a combination of new pilots just out of jet
training and the older combat veterans of World War II. These
pilots wrote and re-wrote the text books on jet warfare. Of the 40
jet aces that the war produced, the 4th boasted 24 of them. This
book details these incredible pilots and the planes they flew.
2006, Osprey Publishing, 9781841769967,<35771-01-M-01> 96pp,
14 colour plates, numerous colour & b/w photos, 6 1:48 scale side
views, New in card cover, CARD
£12.99
QB-1619 ~ AIR SERVICE: AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY
FORCE, 1918 ~ by H A Toulmin Jr.
Originally published in 1927, this history is an inside look at the
problems facing America's aviation force in France in WWI. The
author was sent to France to investigate aerial bombardment
problems on the Western Front, and was promoted to Chief of
the Co-ordination Staff under Major General Patrick, Chief of
Air Service. From May 1918 to the end of the war he participated
in the complete overhaul of the US Air Service. The book has
chapters on the Supply and Repair Division, Personnel, Design
and Projects, and Training Divisions, plus the activities of the
Technical, Transportation, Liaison and Photographic Sections.
This edition is limited to 300 copies
2004, Battery Press, 0898393310,<32243-01-M-01> 388pp, 10 b/w
photos, maps, charts, New in blue boards with red & gilt spine &
cover motifs,
£30.00
QB-1620 ~ OSPREY AVIATION ELITE UNITS 26:
JAGDSTAFFEL 2 'BOELCKE' ~ by Greg Van Wyngarden and
Illustrator Harry Dempsey
The story of Jasta 2, the unit named to commemorate its
commander, Hptm Oswald Boelcke who was Manfred von
Richtofen's mentor. By August 1916, the German Air Service was
fighting a losing struggle in the skies over the Somme. In
response, an entirely new type of fighting formation came into
being -the Jagdstaffel, a unit designed solely as a fighting
squadron. One of the most famous was Jasta 2, formed and led
by Boelcke, Germany's premiere fighter ace. This title examines
the tactics, personalities and achievements of thesquadron which
finished the war with an immense 336 victories, second only to
Richthofen's own unit in confirmed kills.
2007, Osprey Publishing, 9781846032035,<35106-01-M-01> 128pp,
11 colour plates illustrating 36 aircraft, c 220 b/w photos, New in
card cover, CARD
£14.99
QB-1621 ~ AIRLINERS ~ by Robert Wall
A history of civilian aircraft and flying from the days or the
airships, the mail routes, the flying boats to Concorde.
1980, Collins, 0002162849,<11059-01-M-01> Large Format. 256pp
ills. plans, Good in torn dw,
£7.00
QB-1622 ~ THE MEANS OF VICTORY ~ by Stanley White
A celebration of the achievement of Bomber Command in World
war II. Includes a tribute to their leader, Sir Arthur "Bomber"
Harris, plus contributions by air crew and historians on the
aircraft, the squadrons, the enemy, the technology, and the other
work of the Command.
1992, Chaterhouse Publications, 0951878115,<12684-01-M-01> A4
format, 144pp, 145 ills, Fine in card cover, CARD
£10.00
QB-1623 ~ QUEENS DIE PROUDLY ~ by W L White
Based on the experiences of Colonel Kurtz and his B-17 crew.
The story of a Flying Fortress crew of 19th and 7th
Bombardment Groups in the defence of the Philippines, Java,
New Guinea and Northern Australia during the opening period
of WWII in the SW Pacific.
1943, Harcourt Brace , 1st edition, <13435-01-M-01> viii + 273pp,
ep maps, covers patchily faded, dw worn and chipped, ow g, £15.00
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QB-1624 ~ MEN OF AIR: THE DOOMED YOUTH OF
BOMBER COMMAND ~ by Kevin Wilson
The winter of 1944 was the most dangerous time to be a combat
airman in RAF Bomber Command. The chances of surviving a
tour fell to one in five in many squadrons. In this comprehensive
history of the air war that year, the author describes the most
dangerous period of the Battle of Berlin and the unparalleled
losses over Magdeburg, Leipzig and Nuremberg.
2007, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 9780297853213,<35787-01-M-01>
435pp black and white ills. Dustjacket slightly creased at edges,
otherwise good.
£10.00
Naval & Maritime
QB-1629 ~ SALTY DIPS: VOLUME 2 ~
An anthology of personal experiences of service with the Royal
Canadian Navy in WWII. Published by the Naval Officers'
Association of Canada.
1985, NOAC, 0969134223,<24894-01-N-01> 206pp, shelf wear
only, vg, CARD
£6.00
QB-1630 ~ SPORTS AND RECREATION IN THE ROYAL
NAVY 1953-54 ~
All the major sports associations in the Royal Navy of the 1950's
including Cricket, Tennis, Basketball, Athletics and Fencing. As
well as rules and conditions they also give lists of Officers who
have represented the Navy in Inter service championships. In
addition to main sports there is a section on Birdwatching and
Crossing the Line.
The Admiralty, <9438-01-N-01> 703pp, Splitting at front hinge,
£8.00
QB-1631 ~ SUBMARINES ~
The evolution of the modern fighting submarine from 1914 to the
1980's. Using photographs, maps and charts the devlopment is
traced not only of the submarine but also their weapons, power
plants and strategic role.Tables of allied tonnage losses, u-boat
launches and losses in the first world war, maps of sea routes and
finally a chapter on nuclear genesis. Illustrations include
Britain's first nuclear submarine Dreadnought,USS' Barb and
Whale,French vessels Andromache and Montgolfier and the
Deutschland among many others.
1983, Jade Publishing, 0907853595,<32294-01-N-01> 95pp ills
tables, vg in dw,
£6.00
QB-1632 ~ ADMIRAL COLLINGWOOD: NELSON'S OWN
HERO ~ by Max Adams
From the day he went to sea as a 13-year-old boy to his death
aged 62, Collingwood kept a diary. His diaries, letters and
recently discovered log books enable us to hear his story in his
own words He fought in almost every major sea battle of the era
and rose from midshipman to Admiral. He became Britain's
'minister at sea' for five years, effectively running the
Mediterranean war effort. His service began with the American
War of Independence and ended when victory over Napoleon's
navy was assured. He wrote the victory despatch the night after
Trafalgar.
2005, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 029784640X,<33942-01-N-01>
332pp. 40 colour & b/w illustrations, As new in d/w,
£9.00
QB-1633 ~ PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS
SOCIETY: VOL. 120 ~ by Editor Daniel A Baugh
NAVAL ADMINISTRATION, 1715-1750 The Navy Records
Society was established in 1893 for the purpose of printing
unpublished manuscripts and rare works of naval interest.
1977, Navy Records Society, <33764-01-N-01> 523pp, Vg in blue
boards with gold spine titles and cover motif. Spine faded,
£60.00
QB-1634 ~ PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS
SOCIETY: VOL. 147 ~ by Editor John Beeler
THE MILNE PAPERS. The papers of Admiral of the Fleet Sir
Alexander Milne, Bt. K.C.B. (1806-1896). Volume I, 1820-1859.
The Navy Records Society was established in 1893 for the
purpose of printing unpublished manuscripts and rare works of
naval interest.
2004, Ashgate Publishing, 0754650634,<33756-01-N-01> 857pp,
Fine in blue boards with gold spine titles and cover motif,
£30.00
QB-1635 ~ HITLER'S ADMIRALS ~ by G H Bennett and R
Bennett
At the end of World War II, British Naval Intelligence persuaded
a number of German admirals to write essays on Germany’s
build up to war, the early victories, and its eventual defeat. Nine
of these are included in this book. Among the authors are the
heads of the Kriegsmarine, surface fleet, and naval intelligence,
chief of the naval war staff, flag officer of U-boats, senior liaison
officer to the Italian Navy, commander of small battle units,
senior naval officer in the Black Sea, and C-in-C West. The
Air Miniatures & Aircraft Monographs
QB-1625 ~ AIR MINIATURES NO.30: JG 11 ~ by Marek J
Murawski
A brand new series of beautifully produced, card covered
monographs from Poland, for modellers & aviation enthusiasts,
featuring well known WWII aircraft & units. This volume
features seven high quality colour plates of various Bf-109Gs
&'Ks, & Fw-190As of JG 11 serving in the defence of the Reich in
1943 & 1944. Includes a set of authentic paint chips of Luftwaffe
colours RLM80 'Olivgrun' & RLM79 'Sandbraun'
2004, Kagero , Poland, 8389088487,<31614-01-M-02> A4 format,
88pp, 7 colour plates, numerous b/w photos, paint chip sample, New
in card cover, CARD
£14.99
QB-1626 ~ AIR MINIATURES NO.31: 421 NFS, 1943-1947 ~ by
Andre R. Zbiegniewski
A brand new series of beautifully produced, card covered
monographs from Poland, for modellers & aviation enthusiasts,
featuring well known WWII aircraft & units. This volume
includes nine high quality color plates of various P-61A & B
Black Widows, P-70A Havocs, & P-38M Lightnings which served
with the US Army Air Force's 421 Night Fighter Squadron in the
Pacific & Far East Theatres. Includes an authentic paint chip
sample of FS Color 34088, Olive Drab 41. Polish/English text
2004, Kagero , Poland, 8389088479,<32220-01-M-02> 24 x 17cm,
80pp, 9 color plates & 80 + b/w photos, paint chip sample, New,
Eng/Pol.text, CARD
£14.99
QB-1627 ~ WWII MONOGRAPHS NO.8: HEINKEL HE 111,
VOL.II ~ by Krzysztof Janowicz
The second volume covering the famed Heinkel 111 from Polish
publisher, Kagero. The book features masses of original black
and white photos, and pages of 1/24 and 1/48 scale plans, side and
three-views plus eight beautifully printed colour profiles
(including a gatefold three-view). There are also two pages of
rare contemporary colour photos from WWII, plus a fine decal
sheet to 1/72 and 1/48 scales) Anglo/Polish text.
2004, Kagero , Poland, 8389088436,<32204-01-M-03> A4 format,
82pp, 90 b/w photos, 19 b/w plans, 8 colour plates, decal sheet, New
in card cover, Eng/Pol.text, CARD
£18.00
QB-1628 ~ WWII MONOGRAPHS NO.28: REPUBLIC P-47
THUNDERBOLT, VOL.IV ~ by Tomasz Szlagor
Another splendid monograph from Polish publisher, Kagero,
featuring famous WWII aircraft in detail & scale. This volume
covers more P-47 'Razorback' and 'Bubble Canopy' versions in
various theatres and serving with foreign air arms. It includes
masses of original black & white photos, pages of beautifully
printed colour profiles (including a gatefold), plus a decal sheet to
1/72 & 1/48 scales Anglo/Polish text.
2006, Kagero , Poland, 8360445133,<33669-01-M-03> A4
format,94pp, c100 b/w photos, 12 col plates, decal sheet, New,
Poliish/Eng text, CARD
£18.00
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admirals’ opinions have been left exactly as they were expressed
in 1946.
2004, Naval Institute Press, 15911406717,<33012-01-N-01> 248pp,
index, As new in d/w,
£8.00
QB-1636 ~ NAVAL BATTLES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR
~ by Geoffrey Bennett
Graphic accounts of all the principal naval engagements, the
battle overseas, in home waters and under the sea, with analysis
of the strategy and tactics of both sides.
2001, Penguin Books, 9780141390871,<24777-01-N-01> 310pp,
illustrations, maps, Very good in card covers, CARD
£5.00
QB-1637 ~ BATTLEGROUND ATLANTIC ~ by Richard N
Billings
How the sinking of a single Japanese submarine assured the
outcome of World War II. In the early hours of June 24, 1944 US
Navy warplanes patrolling the Atlantic attacked a Japanese
submarine known as I-52. It was an event of strategic importance
for I-52's mission was to return to Japan with two tons of
uranium, the lethal ingredients for a radiological, or Atomic
bomb.
2006, NAL Caliber, 0451217667,<24987-01-N-01> 311pp, As new
in dw,
£10.00
QB-1638 ~ THE PRICE OF ADMIRALTY ~ by Stanley Bonnett
"An indictment of the Royal Navy 1805-1966". An account of the
cost of the Royal Navy in terms of men, their achievements, their
health and their dignity. The author examines the appalling
incompetence, stupidity and sadism from the period immediately
after Trafalgar to the absorption of the Admiralty into the
Ministry of Defence in 1966. The author's sympathy is obvious,
but he seeks to demonstrate that glory has its price.
1968, Robert Hale Ltd, 0709104065,<28904-01-N-01> 272pp, 16
illustrations, bibliography, index, pencilling on back endpaper ow vg
in g dw,
£10.00
QB-1639 ~ THE TACKY GIZZIT GUIDE TO THE ROYAL
NAVY ~ by Karl Britton
A collection of poems to provide an insight in to life on the sea
with a mix of humour and gritty realism. The author has also
included a page of 'Jack Speak' to help non-naval persons
understand the poems. Published c1999
Private Publication, c1999, <33644-01-N-01> 42pp, very good in
card covers, CARD
£6.00
QB-1640 ~ PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS
SOCIETY: VOL. 119 ~ by Editor J S Bromley MA
THE MANNING OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Selected Public
Pamphlets, 1693-1873. The Navy Records Society was established
in 1893 for the purpose of printing unpublished manuscripts and
rare works of naval interest.
1974, Navy Records Society, <33771-01-N-01> 409pp, g in blue
boards with gold spine titles and cover motif. Spine faded,
£10.00
QB-1641 ~ INVADERS : BRITISH AND AMERICAN
EXPERIENCE OF SEABORNE LANDINGS 1939-1945 ~ by
Colin John Bruce
Veterans of amphibious landings tell their own stories, charting
the development of the Allied capability to strike from the sea.
Includes accounts of commando raids, the disaster at Dieppe and
the D-Day Landings. At the same time the US marines were
fighting their island hopping campaign against the Japanese in
the Pacific. Accounts and plates include LCT, LST,LVT, LCA
and LCG(M)
2003, Caxton Editions, 1840675330,<32080-01-N-01> 286pp, 18
b/w illustrations, New in d/w,
£10.00
QB-1642 ~ AMERICA'S NAVY IN WORLD WAR II ~ by Gilbert
Cant
The USN in WWII - the Fleet and the people. The strengths and
weaknesses. From the prelude to war, the crisis at Midway, the
Atlantic, to contemplating the conquest of Japan. Appendices
covering US Warship losses in WWII to December 31 1942, and
an estimate of Japanese Naval Losses.
Hutchinson Publications, no date but possibly 1944, <28547-01-N01> 279pp, 22 illustrations, 11 maps/diagrams, blue cloth, ageing but
good overall,
£12.00
QB-1643 ~ SUBMARINE WARFARE : MONSTERS &
MIDGETS ~ by Richard Compton-Hall
Using original sources the author writes objectively about legends
and mysteries such as the sinking of the Surcouf, the Japanese
'fly' which successfully attacked HMS Ramillies and Bushnell's
Turtle of 1776. Personalities are explored and through them
many strange and unexplained failures, disasters and successes
become clear. The author concludes by reviewing the nuclear
submarines of today.
1985, Blandford Press, 0713713895,<32237-01-N-01> 160pp
illustrations, vg in dw,
£12.00
QB-1644 ~ THE UNDERWATER WAR 1939-1945 ~ by Richard
Compton-Hall
A fresh and authoritative look at submarines during World War
Two. Nearly all the material is drawn from original sources and
life on operational duty is described in detail. Emphasis is placed
on the impact of submarines in all theatres of war including the
American campaign against the Japanese, the role of the British
Submarine in the allied victory in North Africa and the success of
British and Italian midget submarines and human torpedoes.
1982, Blandford Press, 0713711310,<32236-01-N-01> 160pp over
280 illustrations and diagrams, vg in dw,
£12.00
QB-1646 ~ JACK'S WAR ~ by G G Connell
Personal experiences of sailors of the Royal Navy - the lower
deck's recollections of the war at sea.
1985, William Kimber, 0718305655,<24397-02-N-01> 236pp 50
illustraions, glossary, bibliography, index, G in rubbed dw. Spine
sunned,
£12.00
QB-1645 ~ JACK'S WAR ~ by G G Connell
The story of the sailors of the Royal Navy - the lower deck's
recollections of the war at sea.
1995, Crecy Publishing Ltd, 0947554556,<24397-03-N-01> 236pp,
50 illustrations, glossary, bibliography, index, Fine in d/w,
£17.00
QB-1647 ~ CRASH DIVE: IN ACTION WITH HMS SAFARI
1942-43 ~ by Arthur P Dickison
HMS Safari was one of the most successful British submarines of
WWII. Between March 1942 and September 1943 she sailed
more than 31,000 miles and spent 139 days submerged, in which
time she sunk 34 Axis ships. Safari's captain was Cdr Ben
Bryant, one of the top Allied submarine aces of the war. The
author, the boat's leading telegraphist, kept a secret diary of
Safari's operations, resulting in this unique account.
1999, Sutton Publishing, 0750931744,<28419-02-N-01> 288pp, 30
b/w photos, New in card cover, CARD
£10.00
QB-1648 ~ PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS
SOCIETY: VOL. 146 ~ by Editor Michael Duffy
THE NAVAL MISCELLANY, VOLUME VI. The Navy Records
Society was established in 1893 for the purpose of printing
unpublished manuscripts and rare works of naval interest.
2003, Ashgate Publishing, 0754638316,<33760-01-N-01> 464pp,
Fine in blue boards with gold spine titles and cover motif,
£20.00
QB-1649 ~ SEVEN SAILORS ~ by Commander Kenneth Edwards
Seven outstanding Naval officers of WWII. Includes Ramsay,
Agnew, Fraser, Murray, Sherbrooke VC, Syfret and Troubridge.
1945, Collins, 1st edition, <13801-02-N-01> 255pp, illustrations, No
d/w spine sltly faded, ow g,
£12.00
QB-1650 ~ SEVEN SAILORS ~ by Commander Kenneth Edwards
Seven outstanding Naval officers of WWII. Includes Ramsay,
Agnew, Fraser, Murray, Sherbrooke VC, Syfret and Troubridge.
1945, Collins, 1st edition, <13801-03-N-01> 255pp, illustrations,
Fair in stained boards. No d/w,
£10.00
QB-1651 ~ JAPANESE SHIPS AND NAVAL AIRCRAFT ~ by
(Editor) C T Eriksen
A Micron Minitext Book. No.13. 23 vessels and 23 aircraft with
drawings and brief history.
<32283-01-N-01> 64pp ills, rubbed covers, CARD
£5.00
QB-1652 ~ BITTER OCEAN: THE DRAMATIC STORY OF
THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC 1939-1945 ~ by David
Fairbank White
The casualties in the Battle of the Atlantic were probably higher
than in any other theatre of operations during World War Two.
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2003, AST Publications, Moscow, 5170111789,<35756-01-N-01>
A4 format, 49pp, 36 b/w illustrations, 10 colour plates, fine in
illustrated boards, Russ.text,
£18.00
QB-1658 ~ PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS
SOCIETY: VOL. 118 ~ by Editor Julian Gwyn D.Phil
THE ROYAL NAVY AND NORTH AMERICA: THE
WARREN PAPERS, 1736-1752. The Navy Records Society was
established in 1893 for the purpose of printing unpublished
manuscripts and rare works of naval interest.
1975, Navy Records Society, <33755-01-N-01> 463pp, Vg in blue
boards with gold spine titles and cover motif. Spine faded,
£30.00
QB-1659 ~ A NAVAL HISTORY OF WORLD WAR I ~ by Paul
G Halpern
A study of the naval operations of WWI. Not only those of the
Royal Navy and the Imperial German Navy, but also those of
Russia, Italy, Austria, French and Turkish as well as the
contributions by the Japanese and those of the USA. Also
significiant riverine operations, the colonial campaigns and the
roles of the neutral powers.
1995, University College London, 1857282957,<27027-01-N-01>
591pp, 26 maps, notes, bibliography, index, Fine in like dw, £20.00
QB-1660 ~ DIE JUSTIZ DER KRIEGSMARINE 1939-1945 IM
SPIEGEL IHRER RECHTSPRECHUNG ~ by Ludwig C R
Hannemann
A German language study on Military law of the German Navy
in World War II. Scarce and sought after.
1993, S. Roderer verlag, 3890736602,<35746-01-N-01> 386pp,
index, bibliography, g in card cover, Ger.text, CARD
£60.00
QB-1661 ~ DIE SCHIFFE DER DEUTSCHEN FLOTTEN 18481945 ~ by Hans Jurgen Hansen
A very well illustrated record of German warships from those of
the Prussian Fleet to the Third Reich.
1973, Verlag Gerhard Stalling3797918348,<21927-01-N-01> 192pp,
37 col ills, 214 b/w ills & photos, large format, Good in a torn and
chipped dw, Ger.text,
£16.00
QB-1662 ~ SHADOWS ON THE HORIZON: THE BATTLE OF
CONVOY HX-233 ~ by W A Haskell
The saga of a German front-line U-Boat, U-175, which, with her
compatriots, very nearly severed Britain's lifeline across the
Atlantic. Her actions culminated in the battle around Convoy
HX-233 in the Spring of 1943. The book is based on first-hand
experience, original documents and eye-witness accounts.
2003, Caxton Editions, 1840675241,<28456-01-N-01> 192pp, 75
photographs and maps, New in d/w,
£12.00
QB-1663 ~ THE SAILING SHIPS OF GREAT BRITAIN ~ by
Wilfred S Hill
The history and development of British sailing ships built from
the Middle Ages onwards with 24 full-page colour plates, and
accompanying text, of the most important individual vessels by
the noted marine artist W S Hill. Includes ships such as Ark
Royal, Mayflower, Cutty sark, SS Great Britain and Discovery,
along with many other famous names.
1975, Jupiter Books, 1st edition, 9064740151,<28585-02-N-01>
Large format, 23pp + 24 full page colour plates and descriptive text,
vg in dw,
£10.00
QB-1664 ~ HOW THEY WON THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC :
NIMITZ AND HIS ADMIRALS ~ by Edwin P Hoyt
The story of Chester Nimitz who became leader in the Pacific
after Admiral Husband Kimmel was relieved of command in the
wake of Pearl Harbor. Previous owners signatures and
dedication on endpaper.Binding a little loose. Dw worn but
complete.
1970, Weybright & Talley, <6044-01-N-01> 554pp. maps. b/w
photos.
£10.00
QB-1665 ~ ALLIED SECRET: THE SINKING OF HMT
ROHNA ~ by Carlton Jackson
The author recounts the single greatest loss of American lives at
sea during World War II, the sinking of the British Troopship,
HMT Rohna by a German guided bomb. Over one thousand
American soldiers died in a disaster which was kept secret until
the end of the war.
Between 1939 and 1945 almost 30,000 merchant sailors lost their
lives. An equal number of American, Canadian, and British
sailors and airmen also lost their lives protecting the merchant
ships and hunting the German U-boats and surface ships that
preyed on the Allied North Atlantic convoys. Of the 1,099 Uboats that operated in the north Atlantic during these years, only
37 survived the war.
2006, Headline Books, 9780755310883,<35780-01-N-01> 350pp
map ills. Dust jacket slightly creased at the edges. Very Good, £8.00
QB-1653 ~ FULL CIRCLE: LOG OF THE NAVY'S NO. 1
CONSCRIPT ~ by John Gritten
This is the story of a journalist’s wartime service at sea. Starting
in the engine room as a stoker, John Gritten recounts his early
experience of the dramatic events of the Norwegian campaign,
followed by service in many different locations. Commissioned,
his D-Day role was in a tank landing craft bound for King Red
beach. His notes give a sense of immediacy to a combined
operation on a hitherto unprecedented scale. Just as graphic are
some of the images of his final months of service in the Far East.
Gritten’s story is told with verve, humour, irony, insight and
compassion.
2003, Cualann Press, 0953503690,<33712-01-N-01> 319pp, 88 b/w
photos, maps, index, New in d/w,
£8.60
QB-1654 ~ SHIPWRECKS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY &
NAPOLEONIC ERAS ~ by Terence Grocott
A chronicle of shipping disasters during the last great age of sail,
based almost exclusively on the reporting of the time. Listed are
some 1500 ships, naval and mercantile vessels, of many nations
whose tribulations were covered in the national and local
newspapers as well as the specialist press like the Naval
Chronicle.
2002, Caxton Editions, 1840671645,<29950-02-N-01> 430pp, notes,
appendices, glossary, biblio, index, Slight shelfwear. New.
£8.00
QB-1655 ~ THE WOLF ~ by Richard Guilliatt and Peter Hohnen
The story of how one German raider terrorized the southern seas
between 1916 and 1918. The Wolf, an ordinary out on one of the
most daring naval missions of modern times. Under the
command of Kapitan Karl Nerger, she undertook a continuous
fifteen month operation over three of the world's major oceans,
destroying more than thirty Allied vessels and capturing over 400
men, women and children. During this time the Wolf maintained
radio silence and never pulled into port, surviving on fuel and
food plundered from captured ships.
2009, Bantam Press, 9780593060759,<35788-01-N-01> 366pp black
and white illustrations, Fine in d/w,
£12.00
QB-1656 ~ THE NAVAL BATTLE OF NAVARIN CAPE, 1827 ~
by I E Gusev
A Russian language (Cyrillic text) volume describing the Battle of
Navarino which was fought on 20 October, 1827, during the
Greek War of Independence in Navarino Bay in the Ionian Sea.
An Ottoman and Egyptian armada was destroyed by a combined
British, French and Russian naval force. It is notable for being
the last major naval battle in history fought entirely with sailing
ships. The Allied ships were better armed than their opponents,
and their crews were better trained, contributing to a complete
victory. A loose insert provides English translations by Craig
Martelle, of the picture captions and tables.
2002, AST Publications, Moscow, 5170088329,<9990-01-N-01> A4
format, 49pp, 36 b/w illustrations, 15 colour plates, tables, fine in
illustrated boards, Russ.text,
£18.00
QB-1657 ~ THE NAVAL BATTLE OF TECHESMA ~ by I E
Gusev
A Russian language (Cyrillic text) volume describing the Battle of
Chesme took place on 5-7 July, 1770 in Chesme Bay, in the area
between Asia Minor and the island of Chios, the site of a number
of past naval battles between Turkey and Venice. It was part of
the Orlov Revolt of 1769, a precursor to the later Greek War of
Independence (1821-29), and the first of a number of disastrous
fleet battles for Turkey against Russia. A loose insert provides
English translations by Craig Martelle, of the picture captions.
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2002, Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 0806134186,<14213-01-N-01>
204pp illustrations. Very good in card covers, CARD
£6.00
QB-1666 ~ BERING SEA ESCORT ~ by Robert E Johnson
The author was just eighteen years old when he joined the US
Coast Guard in 1941. His first months were spent on coastal
duties in the Bering Sea but, with the outbreak of war, his cutter,
the Haida, embarked on convoy protection duties in the Gulf of
Alaska & the Aleutians. Built in the 1920s, armed with First
World War vintage armament & lacking radar the cutter was
sent into North Pacific waters unprepared to meet Japanese
submarines
1992, Naval Institute Press, 1557504008,<10533-02-N-01> 126pp,
39 ills, map, Vg in sltly creased d/w,
£15.00
QB-1667 ~ MONITORS OF THE ROYAL NAVY ~ by Paul J
Kemp
A pictorial book of the Monitors commissioned into the Royal
Navy during WWI and WWII. The Monitors could lay down a
devastating barrage whilst being able to lay close inshore because
of their degree of protection against torpedoes and mine damage.
In both world wars there were few amphibious campaigns which
took place without Monitor support.
1997, ISO Publications, <29290-01-N-01> 73pp, 68 photographs,
very good in card covers, CARD
£8.00
QB-1668 ~ THE NAVAL MEMOIRS OF ADMIRAL OF THE
FLEET SIR ROGER KEYES. 2 VOLUMES ~ by Sir Roger Keyes
Volume I, 1910 - 1915: The Narrow Seas to the Dardanelles. Blue
Boards previous owner stamp on endpaper. Slight wear to edge
of spine. Volume II. 1916-1918: Scapa Flow to The Dover Straits.
two small splits at the top of the spine. Previous owner's name
stamped on endpaper. No dustjacket on either volume but both
volumes in good + condition.
1935, Thornton Butterworth Ltd, <35793-01-N-01> Vol.1.538pp.ills,
maps (inc. fold-outs) Vol II.416pp ills, maps inc fold-outs, £68.00
QB-1669 ~ ADVENTURES ASHORE AND AFLOAT ~ by
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes
This volume cover Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes early
years from life in India to his midshipman training and naval
career across the world, through the years to 1905. With a
foreword by Sir Winston Churchill.
1939, Harrap & Co Ltd, <12156-01-N-01> 373pp. Black and white
illustrations, Slight wear on boards. previous owner name on
endpaper. Foxing on edges.Good.
£10.00
QB-1670 ~ NELSON: BRITANNIA'S GOD OF WAR ~ by
Andrew Lambert
The author explores the professional, personal, intellectual and
practical origins of one man's genius, to understand how
Britain's greatest warrior enabled his country to survive the
challenge of total war and international isolation.
2004, Faber & Faber Ltd. 9780571212279,<33694-01-N-01>
446pp.ills. New in card covers, CARD
£4.00
QB-1671 ~ PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS
SOCIETY: VOL. 143 ~ by Editor Andrew Lambert MA, Ph.D, FR
Hist S
LETTERS AND PAPERS OF PROFESSOR SIR JOHN KNOX
LAUGHTON, 1830-1915. The Navy Records Society was
established in 1893 for the purpose of printing unpublished
manuscripts and rare works of naval interest.
2002, Ashgate Publishing, 0754608220,<33768-01-N-01> 340pp,
Fine in blue boards with gold spine titles and cover motif,
£10.00
QB-1672 ~ PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS
SOCIETY: VOL. 142 ~ by Editor Nicholas Lambert MA, D.Phil
THE SUBMARINE SERVICE,1900-1918 The Navy Records
Society was established in 1893 for the purpose of printing
unpublished manuscripts and rare works of naval interest.
2001, Ashgate Publishing, 075460294X,<33748-01-N-01> 397pp,
Fine in blue boards with gold spine titles and cover motif,
£66.00
QB-1673 ~ THE SOVIET FLEET TODAY ~ by Ermanno Martino
An illustrated study of the cruisers and guided missile destroyers
of the Soviet Union in the '70s.
1970,,<25519-01-N-01> A4 format. 64pp, 84 illustrations, Reading
copy. cvrs stained creased at corners. text g, CARD
£7.00
QB-1674 ~ PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS
SOCIETY: VOL. 116 ~ by Editor A P McGowan MA, Ph.D
THE JACOBEAN COMMISSIONS OF ENQUIRY, 1608 AND
1618. The Navy Records Society was established in 1893 for the
purpose of printing unpublished manuscripts and rare works of
naval interest.
1971, Navy Records Society, <33769-01-N-01> 319pp, g in blue
boards with gold titles and cover motif. Spine faded, boards marked,
£10.00
QB-1675 ~ TWO-BLOCK FOX: THE RISE OF THE
AIRCRAFT CARRIER 1911-1929 ~ by Charles Melhorn
An account of the 18 year struggle which changed the shape of
the world's navies. The US commitment to it's Pacific policy defense of the Philippines and the Open Door in China- and the
force necessary to enforce it, moved it into new concepts of
modernization. Previous owner bookplate. previous owner
signature on title page. Some crossing out in bibliography. Good.
1974, Naval Institute Press, 0870217089,<1233-01-N-01> 181pp.
£12.00
QB-1676 ~ SEA OF GLORY: A NAVAL HISTORY OF THE
AMERICAN REVOLUTION ~ by Nathan Miller
Facsimile reprint with minor revisions of a 1974 edition.The
author recounts life of the times, how the sailors lived, how the
ships were built and conditions aboard prison ships. In addition
he analyses the conflict to make a useful study and reference
book.
1992, Naval Institute Press, 1557505772,<35785-01-N-01> 558pp,
very good in dw,
£26.00
QB-1677 ~ JAPANESE SUBMARINE LOSSES TO ALLIED
SUBMARINES IN WORLD WAR II ~ by Vernon J Miller
The sixteen Japanese submarines sunk by American boats, and
the two Japanese subs sunk by British boats during World War
II are fully documented in this thoroughly researched analysis.
The author also examines several claims which can no longer be
considered accurate. Full details are provided on the following:Japanese submarines I-73, I-23, I-28, I-64, I-4, I-18, I-168, I-182,
I-34, I-43, I-42, I-174, I-183, I-168, I-29, I-364, I-365, RO-115,
RO-112, RO-113, RO-49, RO-46; I-122, I-351, I-373, plus the
claims of USS Wahoo (SS-238) and USS Sailfish (SS-192)
2004, Merriam Press, 1576381617,<14853-01-N-01> A4 format,
36pp, b/w photos & illustrations. New, CARD
£12.00
QB-1678 ~ THE SOVIET NAVY TODAY ~ by Captain John E
Moore RN
Traces the growth and development of the Soviet Navy to the mid
1970s. Examines the command structure, training, bases,
commanders, ships, amphibious forces, intelligence collection,
Naval Infantry and Naval Air Force
1975, Macdonald & Janes, 0356083357,<25584-01-N-01> 255pp ,
144 illustrations , 148 diagrams , 8 maps , 7 tables , 4 appendix,
Good+ in rubbed dw,
£10.00
QB-1679 ~ TRIUMPH IN THE ATLANTIC: THE NAVAL
STRUGGLE AGAINST THE AXIS. ~ by Chester W Nimitz and
Henry H Adams
Documented account of Allied naval action in the Atlantic and
Mediterranean theatres. The Atlantic operations commence with
the sinking of the Athenia in 1939,combating the U-boat
offensives, through to the defeat of Germany in 1945. In the
Mediterranean the accounts include Normandy, Salerno,
Operation Neptune and Morocco.
1960,,<33615-01-N-01> 188pp maps, tables. Ex lib. usual stamps.
Text very clean.
£8.00
QB-1680 ~ NO MORE HEROES: THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE
TWENTIETH CENTURY: ANATOMY OF A LEGEND ~ by
Charles Owen
The fortunes of the RN in the 20th Century under successive 1st
Sea Lords. Looks at the armaments race 1900-1912, WWI Jutland and the U-boat conflict, the disarmament tangle, the rise
of the US Navy and decline of Royal Navy, Invergordon,
hesitation about the role of aircraft and submarines, WWII, and
the Navy post-war.
58
1975, Allen & Unwin, 1st edition, 0043590071,<28671-01-N-01>
248pp, 19 ills, diagram, notes, appendices, bibliography, index, vg in
rubbed dw,
£12.00
XN-2594 ~ BLACK FLAG ~ by Lawrence Patterson
On the eve of Germany's surrender in May 1945, Grossadmiral
Karl Dönitz commanded thousands of loyal and active men of the
U-boat service. Still fully armed, enclaves of these men occupied
bases stretching from Norway to France. At sea U-boats operated
on a war footing as far afield as Malaya. These large formations
needed to be disarmed - often by markedly inferior forces - and
the boats at sea located. Neither side knew entirely what to
expect, and many of the encounters were tense.
2009, Seaforth Publishing, 9781848320376,<35768-01-N-01>
196pp, numerous b/w photos, New in d/w,
£25.00
QB-1681 ~ HEROES OF THE FOURTH SERVICE ~ by Frank
Pearce
Large print.A sensational and gripping account of the
experiences of men of the Merchant Service in WWII covering
the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea. The
stories, taken directly from the crews themselves, include the
fuel-laden tanker which, despite being smashed by shells from a
German Battleship, refused to blow up, the disaster which befell
an Allied Convoy straying into a minefield, and the Arctic convoy
that was almost wholly annihilated.
1996, ISIS (Large Print Ed.), 075315417X,<31023-01-N-01> 229pp,
Mint, Large print. Illustrated boards.
£6.00
QB-1682 ~ SOVIET NAVAL POWER: CHALLENGE FOR
THE 1970'S ~ by Norman Polmer
This book traces the developments in the Soviet Navy since
WWII including the development of the 'blue fleet', the new
missions and ships, ancillary operations etc.
1972, Nat. Strategy Info.Center, <25543-01-N-01> 109pp. cvrs wn,
spine snagged, text g, CARD
£9.00
QB-1683 ~ THE NAVAL ACADEMY ILLUSTRATED
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY ~ by Professor
Elmer B Potter
An authoritative history of American sea power from the War
for Independence through to Vietnam. The major operations and
battles in all the US wars are described, with a wealth of maps
and diagrams illuminating the accounts of strategy and tactics.
Looks at the Naval leaders, history and development of the Navy,
and the major technological developments including sail to
steam, wood to iron to steel, and coal to oil to nuclear power.
Large format - additional packing/shipping costs apply
1971, Galahad Books, NY, 0883651963,<28584-02-N-01> Large
format, 299pp, 230 + illustrations, index, Good in dw,
£10.00
QB-1684 ~ GUINNESS BOOK OF NAVAL BLUNDERS ~ by
Geoffrey Regan
From mistakes in the design of ships, their equipment and
weapons to the commanders and men, the mistakes and
stupidities. The failed amphibious operations and avoidable
disasters with submarines and just some of the stories and
anecdotes included in this collection.
1993, Guinness Publishing, 0851127134,<17352-01-N-01> 192pp,
50 illustrations, Good. Page edges marked. CARD
£5.00
QB-1685 ~ PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS
SOCIETY: VOL. 125 ~ by Editor N A M Rodger
THE NAVAL MISCELLANY, VOLUME V. The Navy Records
Society was established in 1893 for the purpose of printing
unpublished manuscripts and rare works of naval interest.
1984, Allen & Unwin, 0049421840,<33762-01-N-01> 546pp, Vg in
blue boards with gold spine titles and cover motif.
£60.00
QB-1686 ~ PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS
SOCIETY: VOL. 123 ~ by Editor Susan Rose
THE NAVY OF THE LANCASTRIAN KINGS. Accounts and
Inventories of William Soper, Keeper of the King's Ships, 14221427. The Navy Records Society was established in 1893 for the
purpose of printing unpublished manuscripts and rare works of
naval interest.
1982, Allen & Unwin, 0049421751,<33770-01-N-01> 288pp, Vg in
blue boards with gold spine titles and cover motif. Spine faded.
£10.00
QB-1687 ~ PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS
SOCIETY: VOL. 130 ~ by Editor Michael Simpson MA, M.Litt
ANGLO-AMERICAN NAVAL RELATIONS, 1917-1919. The
Navy Records Society was established in 1893 for the purpose of
printing unpublished manuscripts and rare works of naval
interest.
1991, Scolar Press, 0859678636,<33765-01-N-01> 648pp, Fine in
blue boards with gold spine titles and cover motif,
£15.00
QB-1688 ~ PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS
SOCIETY: VOL. 134 ~ by Editor Michael Simpson MA, M.Litt and
John Somerville CB, CBE
THE SOMERVILLE PAPERS. SELECTIONS FROM THE
PRIVATE AND OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE OF
ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, SIR JAMES SOMERVILLE. The
Navy Records Society was established in 1893 for the purpose of
printing unpublished manuscripts and rare works of naval
interest.
1996, Scolar Press, 1859282075,<33750-01-N-01> 696pp, Fine in
blue boards with gold spine titles and cover motif,
£48.00
QB-1689 ~ PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS
SOCIETY: VOL. 150 ~ by Editor Michael Simpson MA, M.Litt
THE CUNNINGHAM PAPERS. VOLUME II. THE TRIUMPH
OF ALLIED SEA POWER, 1942-1946 The Navy Records Society
was established in 1893 for the purpose of printing unpublished
manuscripts and rare works of naval interest.
2006, Ashgate Publishing, 0754655989,<33749-01-N-01> 443pp,
Fine in blue boards with gold spine titles and cover motif,
£59.00
QB-1690 ~ ENGINEER ASSAULT BOATS IN CANADIAN
SERVICE ~ by John Sliz
A short, but comprehensive study of the various types of assault
boats used by the Canadian Armed Forces in World War II.
Types used ranged from two man, rubber Reconnaissance Boats
to rigid Assault Boats and foldable types.
2006, Service Publications, 1894581431,<33672-01-N-01> 24pp, 24
b/w photos, schematic drawing, New, CARD
£8.00
QB-1691 ~ ARCTIC VICTORY ~ by Peter C Smith
September 1942 - how the Russian Convoy PQ 18 was fought
successfully through - after the debacle of PQ 17.Ex Library.
Poor. reading Copy Only.
1975, William Kimber, 0718300742,<20424-01-N-01>
238pp,illustrations,tables,
£8.00
QB-1692 ~ THE BATTLE-CRUISER HMS RENOWN 19161948 ~ by Peter C Smith
Originally published in 1976 as 'Hit First, Hit Hard', this is the
story of the Royal Navy battle-cruiser, HMS Renown. Originally
built for the First World War, she was modernised just in time
for World War Two. She escorted the carrier Ark Royal for most
of her illustrious career as flagship of Force 'H' in the
Mediterranean, and covered Russian convoys in the Arctic. She
then sailed for the Indian Ocean where she took part in attacks
on Japanese targets. Renown was the venue for the meeting
between King George VI and President Harry S Truman in 1945.
2008, Pen & Sword, 9781844157457,<30665-02-N-01> 246pp, 38
b/w photos, New in d/w,
£19.99
QB-1693 ~ THE TRAFALGAR COMPANION ~ by Editor
Alexander Stilwell
The battle of Trafalgar lasted just five hours, yet those short
hours forever shattered Napoleon's dream of adding England to
his list of conquests. This book, written by a number of respected
authors, examines not only the battle but also the characters and
motivation of the men that fought in it, including the great
commanders Nelson and Villeneuve. Exploring the political and
military aspects of the fighting, it provides detailed analyses of
the tactics deployed by both sides, showing how strategies were
translated into action.
2005, Osprey Publishing, 9781841768359,<33781-01-N-01> A4
format, 224pp, numerous b/w & colour ills, index, New in d/w,
£10.00
59
XN-2595 ~ THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND ~ by Jon Sutherland and
Diane Canwell
The Battle of Jutland was the greatest naval engagement of the
First World War, if not any war. Admiral Scheer had adopted a
policy of launching attacks against the British coast. What he did
not know was that the British had broken his naval codes and
that they knew of his plans. Consequently, when Scheer threw his
entire fleet in a mission to attack the British mainland in May
1916, he could not know that the Royal Navy at Scapa Flow were
underway.
2007, Pen & Sword, 9781844155293,<35735-01-N-01> 213pp, 51
b/w illustrations, New in d/w,
£19.99
QB-1694 ~ PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS
SOCIETY: VOL. 139 ~ by Editor David Syrett
THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC AND SIGNALS
INTELLIGENCE: U-BOAT SITUATIONS AND TRENDS,
1941-1945. The Navy Records Society was established in 1893 for
the purpose of printing unpublished manuscripts and rare works
of naval interest.
1998, Ashgate Publishing, 1840142952,<33746-01-N-01> 628pp,
Fine in blue boards with gold spine titles and cover motif,
£70.00
QB-1695 ~ TRAFALGAR ~ by John Terraine
This superb account describes one of the most famous naval
battles of all time, which shattered Napoleon's dreams of
invading England. It is not just the story of the day in which
Nelson and Collingwood smashed the combined fleets of France
and Spain, but also that of a complex campaign of which
Trafalgar was the climax, arguing that the protagonists were not
Admirals Villeneuve and Nelson, but Napoleon and the British
naval tradition.
1976, Sidgwick and Jackson, 0283982365,<21664-01-N-01> 209pp,
19 col & 120 b/w illustrations, diagrams, dws wn, ow vg,
£10.00
QB-1696 ~ SEAPOWER AT THE MILLENNIUM ~ by Professor
Geoffrey Till Editor
This book provides an expert and comprehensive review of both
civil and military seapower into the twenty-first century. It is a
collection of informed essays by military, political and academic
figures on many aspects of the role of seapower in international
affairs. Amongst the topics covered are: Seapower in the Atlantic
and Pacific Regions The Royal Navy in the New Millennium
Maritime Power Projection Maritime Trade Energy and Mineral
Resources.
2001, Sutton Publishing, 0750924586,<33778-01-N-01> 370pp, 15
b/w photos, index, New in d/w,
£16.00
QB-1697 ~ PUBLICATIONS OF THE NAVY RECORDS
SOCIETY: VOL. 149 ~ by Editor Nicholas Tracy
SEA POWER AND THE CONTROL OF TRADE. Belligerent
Rights from the Russian War to the Beira Patrol, 1854-1970. The
Navy Records Society was established in 1893 for the purpose of
printing unpublished manuscripts and rare works of naval
interest.
2005, Ashgate Publishing, 0754653676,<33758-01-N-01> 557pp,
Fine in blue boards with gold spine titles and cover motif,
£22.00
QB-1698 ~ LAST DAWN: THE ROYAL OAK TRAGEDY AT
SCAPA FLOW ~ by David Turner
On October 13th 1939, German U-boat U-47 silently penetrated
the defences of Scapa Flow, Orkney. The pride of Britain’s
wartime fleet had sailed leaving behind only HMS Royal Oak and
a few smaller ships. Kapitan-Leutenant Günther Prien,
commander of U-47, ordered the attack on Royal Oak. His first
salvo of three torpedoes failed to do any damage. After an
interval to reload, Prien fired another salvo and this time there
was a huge explosion. Royal Oak rolled over and sank within
minutes. A total of 833 men died with her. Told through
declassified photographs and naval records, as well as statements
from survivors, this is a dramatic and moving account of the
biggest loss of life in a single naval event in World War II.
2009,9781906134389,<29455-01-N-01> 157pp, numerous b/w
illustrations, New in card cover, CARD
£7.99
QB-1699 ~ THE TRUE GLORY: THE STORY OF THE
ROYAL NAVY OVER A THOUSAND YEARS ~ by Warren Tute
An illustrated history of the Royal Navy and its origins from the
time of King Alfred to the 1980's and the Falklands campaign. In
addition to a chronological text general introductory background
material is given plus the book contains over 20 double page
features on specific topics such as the Spanish Armada and
modern missiles.
1983, Book Club Associates, <23745-01-N-01> 288pp photos and
drawings, endpaper maps, Page edges marked. Good in torn dw,
£6.00
QB-1700 ~ VOICES FROM THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR ~
by Peter Warwick
By 1803 Napoleon Bonaparte was master of continental Europe
and readying his troops for the invasion of England. The decisive
action at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, under the
command of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, established
British naval superiority and effectively made a French invasion
impossible. These are the experiences of those who were there, a
vivid collection of contemporary eye witness accounts of the
Battle of Trafalgar published for the bicentennial anniversary of
the historic battle.
2005, David & Charles, 0715320009,<11201-01-N-01> 320pp, Near
fine in dw,
£16.00
QB-1701 ~ WARSHIPS AND NAVIES REVIEW ~ by Anthony J
Watts
Includes chapters on American Sea Power, the Soviet underwater threat, nuclear frigates, the Royal Navy in NATO, and the
German Navy
1974, Ian Allan Publishing, 071100496X,<17062-01-N-01> 96pp, 70
photos, tables, map, Good in dw,
£8.00
QB-1702 ~ FIGHTING SHIPS OF WORLD WAR II ~ by J N
Westwood
The author presents celebrated fighting ships including
Bismarck, Warspite and Enterprise detailing their careers and
design features. With its tables and chronology the book also
serves as a summary of the war at sea and a record of almost all
the major vessels involved in it.
1977, Book Club Associates, <35732-01-N-01> 160pp b/w photos.
Good in dw,
£8.00
XN-2596 ~ THE MILK COWS: THE U-BOAT TANKERS 1941 1945 ~ by John F White
During the Second World War Germany developed a specially
adapted U-boat tanker. By refuelling the attack U-boat fleet their
range of operations and duration of patrol could be significantly
increased, and these underwater tankers were far more likely to
avoid detection than surface support ships. The submarine
tankers, affectionately known as 'Milk Cows', were regarded by
both the Germans and the Allies as the most important element
of the U-boat fleet. Allied forces had orders to attack the tankers
first whenever a choice was presented.
2009, Pen & Sword, 9781848840089,<35734-01-N-01> 260pp, 8
maps, 29 b/w photos, New in d/w,
£19.99
QB-1703 ~ HURRAH FOR THE LIFE OF THE SAILOR! ~ by
John Winton
Life for an ordinary 'Jack' on the lower deck of the Victorian
Navy. Serving from the snows of the Arctic to the swamps of the
tropics, brutally treated, poorly paid, and fed. His lot gradually
improved as the Navy slowly reformed.
1977, Michael Joseph, 1st edition, 0718115805,<10751-01-N-01>
320pp, 100 ills, top & base of spine slightly bruised ow Good in dw,
£10.00
Land Vehicles & Weapons
QB-1704 ~ ARMOUR OF THE WEST ~ by Robin Adshead and
Noel Ayliff-Jones
The Tanks and AFVs of the German, US, British and Dutch
NATO armies. The ways in which the NATO nations tackled the
problem of the Russians' numerical advantage by designing
vehicles of technical superiority.
60
1978, Ian Allan Publishing, 0711006814,<11470-01-P-01> 96pp, 40
col & 45 b/w photos, Good+ in dw,
£8.00
QB-1705 ~ 50 FAMOUS TANKS ~ by George Bradford and Len
Morgan
British, French US, German, & Russian tanks from WWI to post
WWII.
1969, Ian Allan Publishing, <22192-01-P-01> 96pp, numerous ills,
Brown boards.
£6.00
QB-1706 ~ AFV PROFILE NO. 33: GERMAN ARMOURED
CARS ~ by Major-General N W Duncan
An illustrated study of the Armoured Cars of the German Army
of WWI & WWII.
1971,,<11512-01-P-01> 22pp, 7 col illustrations, 34 b/w photos,
Good in paper covers.CARD
£5.00
QB-1707 ~ AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO GERMAN
PANZERS 1935-1945 ~ by Wolfgang Fleischer
A concise history of Germany's Panzers and Panzerkorps
featuring a generous selection of period photographs showing the
variety of German tank types used during World War II, from
Panzer 1 to Maus. Included is analysis of the technical and
operational use of German armour on a variety of war fronts.
2002, Schiffer Publications, 0764315560,<27600-01-P-01>
160pp.extensively illustrated. As new in plastic sleeved d/w, £15.00
XN-2597 ~ TANK ACTION ~ by George Forty
Tank fighting - from 1916 with the Mk 1 to the Challenger in the
Gulf War. The author looks at 42 individual low-level battles
spanning eighty years of armoured warfare. The first tankversus-tank engagement at Villers-Bretonneux in 1918; Sgt
Waterhouse and his M3 General Lee at Kohima; Wittmann's
battle with the advance guard of the British 7th Armoured
Division at Villers-Bocage and on to the Gulf War etc.Supported
by photographs, maps and line drawings, Tank Action is a
carefully crafted evocation of life at the sharp end of tank
warfare, as seen from the perspective of the tank crews
2009, The History Press, 9780752451084,<22722-02-P-01> 320pp
ills. new in card covers, CARD
£16.99
QB-1708 ~ ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE
WORLD'S TANKS AND FIGHTING VEHICLES: ~ by Chris
Foss
A technical directory of major combat vehicles since World War
I. Features more than 220 of the most significant combat vehicles
including Austrian, Belgium, Brazilian, British, Canadian, Czech,
French, German, Hugarian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Polish,
South Africa, USSR, Swedish, Swiss and USA.
1977, Salamander Books, 0861010035,<17623-01-P-01> 248pp, 624
col & b/w photos and illustrations. Large format, Good in worn dw,
£10.00
QB-1709 ~ PERSONENKRAFTWAGEN DER WEHRMACHT
~ by Reinhard Frank
The staff cars and light personal transport of the WWII German
Armed Forces. Not only those of German manufacture but also
vehicles acquired and produced in the Occupied Countries as
well as those captured and put to use by the German Forces.
Amongst this latter group there are Willys Jeeps, Austin 8s,
Oldsmobiles &, incredibly, a Cord 810 Roadster!
1993, Podzun-Pallas Verlag GmbH, 3790904864,<17300-02-P-01>
196pp, 300+ photos, Fine in d/w, Ger.text,
£24.00
XN-2598 ~ THE GERMAN 88: THE MOST FAMOUS GUN OF
THE SECOND WORLD WAR ~ by Terry Gander
The German 88 mm guns became the most famous and feared
artillery pieces of the Second World War. They appeared in
many forms ranging from anti-aircraft to anti-tank and tankguns, including several self-propelled platforms. Although
primarily anti-aircraft guns they gained an awesome reputation
as anti-tank weapons, a reputation that remains to this day. This
highly illustrated study tells the story of the 88, including a
detailed technical description of the gun and its development plus
vivid accounts of the 88 in action in many of the main theatres of
the Second World War.
2009, Pen & Sword, 9781848840409,<35755-01-P-01> 175pp,
numerous b/w photos, tables drawings, New in d/w,
£19.99
QB-1710 ~ ARMOR PHOTOGALLERY 21: SHERMAN IC
FIREFLY ~ by Wojciech J Gawrych
A new volume covering development of the Sherman Ic Firefly,
the most successful British modification to the U.S. Sherman
tank. It was widely used by British, Commonwealth, Polish and
Czechoslovakian forces during World War Two. Extensively
illustrated with 160 full colour and 90 black and white photos, the
book includes numerous 1/35th drawings plus side and scrap
views. designed for the enthusiast and military modeler. This is
the most complete single reference book for super-detailing the
Dragon and other kits.
2009, Model Centrum Progres, 9788360672105,<32115-02-P-01>
A4 format, 80pp, 160 colour & 100 + b/w photos & drawings, New
in card cover, CARD
£21.99
QB-1711 ~ THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF
ARTILLERY ~ by Ian V Hogg
The history of artillery from its inception in medieval times to the
late 1980s. The book features a comprehensive A-Z compendium
of information on the weapons of the major nations, together
with explanations of technical terms.
1987, Book Club Associates, <11104-01-P-01> 256pp. col and b/w
photos. vg in dw,
£8.00
XN-2599 ~ THE 3/4 TON SMP TRUCK IN CANADIAN
SERVICE ~ by Andrew Iarocci
An overview of the 3/4-ton Special Military Pattern truck,
including the cargo carrier, ambulance, signals panel truck and
linesman vehicles. Includes 1:35 scale drawings.
2009, Service Publications, 978189458156,<35828-01-P-01> 24pp
plans and drawings, ne-w in paper covers,
£8.00
QB-1712 ~ GERMANY'S TIGER TANKS: TIGER I & TIGER
II: COMBAT TACTICS: VOL III ~ by Thomas L Jentz and Hilary
L Doyle
Reading Copy. Dustjacket cover in sticky plastic, previous owner
name on endpaper. Highlighting in Appendices, introduction and
other titles. This volume from Panzer expert, Tom Jentz, covers
the complete combat history of the Tigers I and II,including
operational characteristics, organization & tactics, combat units
strengths & action-accounts. The text is drawn from intensive
research into original documents & records of the
design/assembly
firms
including
Henschel,
Krupp,
Nibelungenwerk, Porsche & Wemann, plus original manuals,
war diaries & unit histories. New information is provided on
heavy tank evolution, design decisions & significant production
modifications.
1997, Schiffer Publications, 0764302256,<28976-01-P-01> Large
format,176pp, 130 b/w photos, 50 charts and drawings,
£24.00
XN-2600 ~ THE 17-POUNDER ANTI-TANK GUN IN
CANADIAN SERVICE ~ by Doug Knight
The 17-pounder Anti-tank Gun in Canadian Service - Doug
Knight The replacement for the 6-pdr anti-tank gun the 17-pdr
saw use as field artillery as well as tank-mounted ordnance. 1:35
scale drawings by Karl Gagnon.
2009, Service Publications, 978189458153,<35831-01-P-01> 24pp
plans and drawings, New in paper covers,
£8.00
QB-1713 ~ TANK POWER VOL. LXXVI (AFV SERIES NO.
325): VICKERS 6-TON MARK E/F VOL. II ~ by Janusz
Ledwoch
A new series from Polish publisher 'Wydawnictwo Militaria'.
This volume is a detailed pictorial study of the British Vickers 6ton tank. The primarily Polish text with an English language
summary, covers development and deployment of the vehicle.
There are numerous colour plates with 18 1/35 side views of the
tank plus views of preserved examples, together with 12 1/35scale
3-views.
2009, Wydawnictwo Militaria, 9788372193254,<35821-01-P-01> A4
format, 74pp, 153 b/w photos, maps, 12 scale plans, 18 colour plates,
New in card cover, Eng/Pol.text, CARD
£15.99
QB-1714 ~ WESPE ~ by Janusz Ledwoch
Armour in Focus series. German Self-Propelled Artillery vehicles
were equipped with several types of self-propelled guns. This
book covers the 10.5 cm Leichte Feldhaubitze 18/2 auf
61
Fahrgestell PzKpfw ll (SdKfz 124) Wespe (IeFH18/2 (sf) auf
Geschutzwagen ll) and also leFH16 and LEfh18 guns mounted on
chassis of captured vehicles.
1999, Books International, 837219127,<28915-01-P-01> 38pp, 9 full
colour plates, 33 b/w photos, 9 line drawings, map, Some shelfwear,
unread. CARD
£8.00
QB-1715 ~ LEOPARD 2 MAIN BATTLE TANK
INTERNATION SERVICE AND VARIANTS:KAMPFPANZER
LEOPARD 2 : ~ by Frank Lobitz
English/German text.This publication grants an overview on the
Leopard 2 today in service with no less than 15 export nations.
Shown are the various national procurement backgrounds,
national modernisation efforts and combat-improvement
programmes as well as conversions into combat-support vehicles.
Aside from many in-action pictures the technical aspects are
covered in detail with extensive photographical walk-arounds.
2009, Tankograd, 9783936519099,<35839-01-P-01> Large Format.
296pp 794 colour photographs 30 graphics, New in Dustjacket,
£40.99
QB-1716 ~ SECRET WEAPONS OF THE CANADIAN ARMY ~
by Roger V Lucy
An examination of experimental and prototype weapons
developed in Canada during the Second World War. Based
exclusively on war-time reports prepared by the Army Technical
Development Board and Army Engineering Design Branch, this
book reveals the successes and failures of the many weapons
projects including small arms, crew served weapons, armoured
fighting vehicles and mechanised transport. With fascinating
insights into the interactions between the USA, the UK and
Canada, as well as the problems of convincing the UK of
Canada's technical and manufacturing capabilities.
2006, Service Publications, 1894581407,<33670-01-P-01> A4
format, 128pp, 153 b/w photos & Ills, New, CARD
£15.00
XN-2601 ~ THE FERRET SCOUT CAR IN CANADIAN
SERVICE ~ by Colin MacGregor Stevens
A history of this post-war scout car and its acquisition, use and
disposal by the Canadian Army. 1:35 scale drawings by Karl
Gagnon.
2009, Service Publications, 978189458155,<35830-01-P-01> 24pp
plans and drawings, New in card cover, CARD
£8.00
QB-1717 ~ GROUND RADAR SYSTEMS OF THE
LUFTWAFFE 1939-1945 ~ by Werner Muller
An overview of the ground-based radar systems operated by the
Luftwaffe up to 1945. The main focus is on equipment operated
by the Flak for air defence, on fighter direction and air control
systems and on equipment used for protecting civilian centres.
With many photographs from the author's own collection.
1998, Schiffer Publications, 0764305670,<27904-01-P-01> A4
format, 48pp, 90 + photos, New in card cover, CARD
£8.95
QB-1718 ~ AFV PROFILE NO. 42: MODERN SWEDISH
LIGHT ARMOURED VEHICLES ~ by R M Ogorkiewicz
An illustrated study of Swedish AFVs including the STRV M/41,
PBV 301, PBV 302, BGBV 82, BROBV 941 and IKV 91.
1972, Profile Publications, <11515-01-P-01> 22pp, 5 col
illustrations, 30 b/w photos, 7 drawings, Good in paper covers,
CARD
£5.00
QB-1719 ~ KIWI ARMOUR 6: ROYAL NEW ZEALAND
ARMOURED CORPS ~ by Jeffery Plowman and Malcolm Thomas
This sixth title in the Kiwi Armour series follows the RNZAC
since the end of World War II. The book covers all aspects of the
Corps and its vehicles including colour schemes and markings.
There are 1/35th plans of the Scorpion CRV plus Daimler and
Ferret armoured cars. Tables list unit serial numbers from 1953,
1974 and 1983. Organisation charts using silhouettes show unit
layout for M41 and Scorpion units (including calls signs and
serial nummbers. There is also a section on uniforms and a list of
model kits.
2004, Kiwis in Armour, 095823504X,<35288-01-P-01> A4 format,
56pp, 3 pages of scale plans, colour plate,numerous b/w photos, New
in card cover, CARD
£16.00
QB-1720 ~ KIWI ARMOUR 5: PEACE-KEEPING ARMOUR
OF NEW ZEALAND ~ by Jeffrey Plowman and Malcom Thomas
A study of New Zealand armour in action from just after the end
of WWII to the present day with numerous photos and
illustrations. The book includes accounts of New Zealand
supplied forces involved in the occupation force in Japan, the
Korean War, Malaya and Rhodesia, plus deployments to BosniaHerzegovina and East Timor, with personal comments by
soldiers involved. There is a section on Modelling NZ Armour
plus 7 pages of scale drawings.
2004, Kiwis in Armour, 0958235031,<35287-01-P-01> A4 format,
56pp, colour plate, 7 pages of scale plans, numerous b/w photos, New
in card cover, CARD
£14.00
QB-1721 ~ MILITARFAHRZEUGE OF THE WEHMACHT,
VOLUME 1 ~ by Kurt Reiger and Uwe Feist
A comprehensive photo history of the wheeled and halftrack
vehicles of the Wehrmacht from 1933 to 1945. Starting with
horse drawn transport and bicycles, the book goes on to cover
motorcycles, passenger cars, trucks and such specialised vehicles
as the VW 'Schwimmwagen'. It then comprehensively reviews
wheeled armoured cars and halftracks in their various guises
from transport/tractors to anti aircraft weapons. There is also a
section on fully tracked prime movers and anti-tank artillery.
There are 30 pages of colour artwork as well as hundreds of
black and white photos of vehicles in theatre. This is the scarce
first volume. Though in generally good condition, the book has
been encased in sticky backed plastic and inscribed by a previous
owner. Some text has been marked and highlighted
1997, Ryton Publications, <14314-01-P-01> Large, landscape
format, 30 colour plates, c800 b/w photos, good/fair in plastic sleeved
boards. some text highlighted. p/owners inscription,
£20.00
QB-1722 ~ THE RAM: DEVELOPMENT AND VARIANTS
VOL.2 ~ by Paul Roberts
This technical account of Canada's Ram Tank is the second in
the series on Canadian Weapons of War. The small, card covered
volume describes its operational use from 1942, through to action
in Normandy, 1944. It covers Special variants such as the AVRE,
Kangaroo APC, Badger Flame Throwers, & the ARV Mk.II.
There are numerous illustrations plus a double-page spread of
scale plans.
2004, Service Publications, 1894581199,<32303-01-P-01> 24pp, 27
b/w photos, 3-view plan, New in card cover, CARD
£8.00
QB-1723 ~ A HISTORY OF ARTILLERY ~ by Colonel H C B
Rogers
Traces the entire history of artilley, its use in sieges, in the field
and at sea, its value in defence and attack, and its many
variations such as rockets and tanks. Describes the manufacture
of field pieces, their limbers, ammunition, carts and furniture
and many other accessories which until the invention of aircraft
made the artillery the army's most powerful arm.
1975, Citadel, 0806504412,<22887-01-P-01> 230pp, plates,
illustrations. rubbed card covers. prev. owner stamp on inside pages,
CARD
£8.00
QB-1724 ~ PANZER: DIE BILDDOKUMENTATION DER
KAMPFPANZER DES ZWEITEN WELTKRIEGES# ~ by
Brigadier General Horst Scheibert
German/English captions. A photo record of the tanks of the
World War II German Wehrmacht. This selection includes
photos from Col-General Guderian's personal records. The
author commanded a Panzer Battalion in WW.II and was highly
decorated.
1980, Podzun-Pallas Verlag GmbH, 3790901091,<18502-01-P-01>
272pp, 400 photos. Large format, fine in protected dw, Eng/Ger.text,
£20.00
QB-1725 ~ HUMAN FACTORS IN MECHANIZED WARFARE
~ by Richard E Simpkin
In this sought after study the author systematically examines
every aspect of the tank crewman's needs, with particular regard
to the engineering problems arising from the NBC threat. The
first two parts cover all ground elements of the airmechanized
combat system and focus on ensuring that the total crew-vehicle
62
system enters battle fit to fight. The third part deals with the men
who crew the tank, as we know it, or its successor. This is
rounded off with an essay on command and control.
1983, Brassey's, 0080283403,<24566-01-P-01> 173pp, plates and
figures, Very good (no d/w),
£200.00
QB-1726 ~ TANK POWER VOL. LXXVI (AFV SERIES NO.
315): CHURCHILL ~ by Jacek Solarz
A new series from Polish publisher 'Wydawnictwo Militaria'.
This volume is a detailed pictorial study of the British Churchill
Tank. The primarily Polish text with an English language
summary, covers development and deployment of the Churchill
to various theatres as well as its use by the Soviet Army.
Extensively illustrated with numerous black and white
photographs, maps and detail drawings, as well as colour side
views of thirty three examples, this is an invaluable aid to
military modellers as well as AFV enthusiasts.
2009, Wydawnictwo Militaria, 9788372193155,<35593-01-P-01> A4
format, 86pp, 117 b/w photos, maps & drawings, 11 colour plates,
New in card cover, Eng/Pol.text, CARD
£15.99
QB-1727 ~ TANKS & OTHER TRACKED VEHICLES IN
SERVICE ~ by B T White
Includes German, Soviet, US, British, French, Italian, Indian and
Swedish types at the height of the Cold War.
1978, Blandford Press, 0713708514,<17562-01-P-01> 155pp, 128
col & 7 b/w ills, Lower page edges sltly damp swollen, text & ills ok
- Fair in d/w,
£6.00
QB-1728 ~ CONCORD ARMOR AT WAR SERIES 7005: US
TANK DESTROYERS IN COMBAT 1941-1945 ~ by Steven J
Zaloga
When war broke out in Europe the US Army was ill-prepared
and woefully ill-equipped. As part of the build up of their
mechanised armor capabilities, in 1941 the War department
authorised the formation of the first of 53 anti-tank battalions,
dubbed "Tank Destroyers" for psychological reasons. The
aggressive orientation of the force was embodied in their slogan
"Seek-Strike-Destroy". This Concord publication is an
extensively illustrated photo study of the various weapons and
vehicles, and their operational deployment and use in the various
theaters of war.
1996, Concord Publications, 9623616090,<33840-01-P-01> A4
format, 72pp, 8 colour plates, c200 b/w photos, New in card cover,
CARD
£12.99
QB-1729 ~ ARMOR BATTLES NO.1: M3 AND M4 TANKS IN
PACIFIC COMBAT ~ by Andre R. Zbiegniewski
A new series of color profiles from Polish publisher, Kagero,
featuring major armored campaigns. As usual the book is packed
with action photographs & scale color profiles, plus a decal sheet
for modellers. Polish/English text
2004, Kagero , Poland, 8389088038X,<32267-01-P-01> 80pp, 7pp
colour profiles, 100 + b/w ills & photos, 1/72 & 1/35 decal sheet,
New in card cover, Poliish/Eng text, CARD
£14.00
QB-1730 ~ GUNPOWER 34: HALF-TRACK VOL. I ~ by Patryk
Janda
A comprehensive study on US Half-Tracks in World War II.
With 10 pages of 1:35 scale colour profiles by Sawomir
Zajczkowski and 24 pages of colour scrap views by Mariusz
Motyka, more than 200 black and white photos, 42 colour photos,
36 pages of scale plans, plus an A2 insert with 3 colour profiles
and 1:16 plans, this is an invaluable aid to modellers and
researchers. Polish/English text. NB: Title printed on spine is
incorrect.
2009, AJ Press, Poland, 9788372372079,<35739-01-P-02> A4
format, 232pp, 213 b&w & 42 colour photos, scale plans, colour
profiles , New in card cover, Eng/Pol.text,
£24.99
This is the first in a new series of monographs that take a graphic
look at how the Germans organized and employed special
purpose vehicles, or Sonderkraftfahrzeuge (abbreviated Sd.Kfz.).
The book details the tactics of the Nebeltruppen, how its troops
were organized, the proper names of their vehicles, the
chronology of the changes they underwent, and when the units
themselves were created. Features 16 K.St.N. organization charts
and full-page reproduction of over 80 original wartime photos
taken by the troops themselves.
2009, Panzer Tracts, 9780984182008,<35805-01-P-03> Landscape
format, 100pp, c90 b/w photos & tables, New, CARD
£20.00
QB-1732 ~ BERTHA'S BIG BROTHER, KARL-GERAET ~ by
Thomas L Jentz
A splendid monograph on the German Super-Heavy, 54cm &
60cm Self-Propelled Mortar (also known as Geraet 040/041 Nr. IVII). These incredible weapons were used on the Eastern Front
but they were also employed at Budapest and in the Battle of the
Bulge. From the US publisher of 'Panzer Tracts' the book has a
wealth of photographic detail supported by knowledgable text
invaluable to enthusiasts, modellers and historians.
2001, Panzer Tracts, 0970840721,<31041-01-P-03> A4 format,
56pp, numerous b/w ills, New in card cover, CARD
£15.00
QB-1733 ~ DREADED THREAT ~ by Thomas L Jentz
A splendid monograph on the 8.8cm flak 18/36/37 in the antitank role from the US publisher of the 'Panzer Tracts' series.
Having gained the reputation as being the best anti-tank gun
employed by Germany in WWII the author examines whether
this is myth or whether the multitude of legends which have
grown up around this weapon are substantialy true. With a
wealth of photographic detail supported by knowledgable text
this book will be invaluable to enthusiasts, modellers and
historians
2000, Panzer Tracts, 0970840705,<31042-01-P-03> A4 format,
52pp, numerous b/w ills, New in card cover, CARD
£15.00
QB-1734 ~ PANZER TRACTS NO. 1-2:
PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I ~ by Thomas L Jentz
This second half of the history of the Pz.Kpfw I covers the
kl.Pz.Bef.Wg Small Command Tank, the Schulfahrzeuge Driver
Training Vehicles, the Krupp L.K.A & L.K.B. Light Tanks and
the advanced designs for the Ausf.C (VK 6.01) and Ausf.F (VK
18.01) models. In the style we have come to expect from Panzer
Tracts the monograph is complete with masses of photographic
detail (including four color pages) plus knowledgable text and
splendid 1/24 scale General Arrangement and Detail drawings by
Hilary Louis Doyle
2002, Panzer Tracts, 9780970840783,<31230-01-P-03> A4 format,
96pp, numerous ills (incl 4 colorpp), 1/24 scale drawings, New in
card cover, CARD
£24.00
QB-1735 ~ PANZER TRACTS NO. 20-1: PAPER PANZERS (1)
~ by Thomas L Jentz
A splendid monograph on the Panzer projects which were merely
conceptual designs and ideas, often produced without authority
by the various design teams such as Krupp, Rheinmetall,
Daimler-Benz and M.A.N. Panzer Tracts contain a wealth of
photographic detail supported by knowledgable text and splendid
1/24 scale General Arrangement and Detail drawings invaluable
to enthusiasts, modellers and historians alike
2001, Panzer Tracts, 9780970840738,<31040-01-P-03> A4 format,
60pp, numerous b/w ills plus 1/24 scale GA & Detail drawings, New
in card cover, CARD
£16.00
QB-1736 ~ PANZER TRACTS NO. 20-2: PAPER PANZERS (2)
~ by Thomas L Jentz
The continuation of Thomas Jentz' monograph on the Panzer
projects which were merely conceptual designs and ideas. This
volume features various designs for armored Reconnaissance
vehicles, specialised and multi-purpose tanks and heavily
armored and armed models such as the self-propelled 8.8cm Flak
based on a modified Panther chassis. As usual Panzer Tracts
contain a wealth of photographic detail supported by
knowledgable text and splendid 1/24 scale General Arrangement
and Detail drawings.(B00183M18M)
The Panzer Tracts Series
QB-1731 ~ SD.KFZ. FOR THE NEBELTRUPPEN ~ by William
A Auerbach and Thomas L Jentz
63
2002, Panzer Tracts, 0970840772,<31201-01-P-03> A4 format,
56pp, numerous b/w ills plus 1/24 scale GA & Detail drawings, New
in card cover, CARD
£16.00
QB-1737 ~ PANZER TRACTS NO. 22-2: LEICHTER
ZUGKRAFTWAGEN 3 T (SD.KFZ.11) AND VARIANTS ~ by
Thomas L Jentz and Hilary Louis Doyle
Development and production from 1934 to 1945. The design
evolution of the le.Zgkw. 3 t (Sd.Kfz.11. Hundreds of hours were
spent precisely measuring surviving le.Zgkw.3 t (Sd.Kfz.11) and
associated components resulting in detailed drawings of the basic
le.Zgkw.3 t (Sd.Kfz.11) as well as the associated variant. The
book is packed with new information on the history,
development, production, unit organization, and wartime
reports. In accordance with Panzer Tracts high standards, the
text and data are based solely on primary sources.
2009, Panzer Tracts, 0981538266,<35806-01-P-03> A4 format,
84pp, 50 scale drawings, 80 b/w photos, New, CARD
£18.00
QB-1738 ~ PANZER TRACTS NO. 5-3:
PANZERKAMPFWAGEN "PANTHER" AUSF.G ~ by Thomas
L Jentz and Hilary L Doyle
The Panzer Tracts team spent hundreds of hours precisely
measuring survivors, and over a thousand hours drawing at fullscale to create drawings accurate to the tight tolerances of the
original builders, and including many previously unrecorded
modifications. 1/10th scale drawings illustrate the smallest
details, while six-view, 1/35th scale drawings illustrate the
complete Panther. Also features “flat-plane” drawings of many
components to aid the modeling of hard to replicate parts. The
ultimate reference for the Panther Ausf.G & its F.G.1250 infrared scope and sight.
2004, Panzer Tracts, 0974486272,<32181-01-P-03> A4 format,
68pp, numerous b/w ills & scale drawings, New in Card Cover,
CARD
£18.00
QB-1739 ~ PANZER TRACTS NO. 8: STURMGESCHUETZ S,PAK TO STURMMOERSER ~ by Thomas L Jentz
A splendid monograph on the Sturmgeschuetz Self-Propelled
heavy Assault Gun. It traces the development from the Pz.Sfl.III
(s.Pak) to the Panzersturmmoerser which mounted a huge 38cm
gun in a Tiger chassis. Panzer Tracts contain a wealth of
photographic detail supported by knowledgable text & splendid
1/24 scale General Arrangement & Detail drawings invaluable to
enthusiasts, modellers & historians alike
1999, Panzer Tracts, 189284804X,<31033-01-P-03> A4 format,
60pp, numerous b/w ills plus 1/24 scale GA & Detail drawings, New
in card cover, CARD
£16.00
QB-1740 ~ PANZER TRACTS NO.13:
PANZERSPAEHWAGEN ~ by Thomas L Jentz
A splendid monograph on German Armored Cars from the
Sd.Kfz.3 to the Sd.Kfz.263. Panzer Tracts contain a wealth of
photographic detail supported by knowledgable text and splendid
1/24 scale General Arrangement and Detail drawings invaluable
to enthusiasts, modellers and historians alike.
2001, Panzer Tracts, 0970840748,<31037-01-P-03> A4 format,
60pp, numerous b/w ills plus 1/24 scale GA & Detail drawings, New
in card cover, CARD
£16.00
QB-1741 ~ PANZER TRACTS NO.14: GEPANZERTE
PIONIER-FAHRZEUGE ~ by Thomas L Jentz
A splendid monograph on German Armored Combat Engineer
Vehicles from the Goliath to the Raeumer S. These vehicles had a
variety of roles including Mine Clearance, APC, Bridge Laying
and Amphibious Operations amongst others. Panzer Tracts
contain a wealth of photographic detail supported by
knowledgable text and splendid 1/24 scale General Arrangement
and Detail drawings invaluable to enthusiasts, modellers and
historians alike
1998, Panzer Tracts, 1892848OO7,<31038-01-P-03> A4 format,
60pp, numerous b/w ills plus 1/24 scale GA & Detail drawings, New
in card cover, CARD
£16.00
QB-1742 ~ PANZER TRACTS NO.16:
BERGEPANZERWAGEN ~ by Thomas L Jentz
A splendid monograph on German Armored Tank Recovery
Vehicles Vehicles from the Bergepanzer 38 to the Bergepanther
Ausf.G, a self-explanatory derivative of the Panther. There were
even a few "Berge-Tigers" - regretably no photographs of these
have been found. Panzer Tracts contain a wealth of photographic
detail supported by knowledgable text and splendid 1/24 scale
General Arrangement and Detail drawings invaluable to
enthusiasts, modellers and historians alike
1997, Panzer Tracts, 0964879379,<31039-01-P-03> A4 format,
32pp, numerous b/w ills plus 1/24 scale GA & Detail drawings, New
in card cover, slight shelfwear, CARD
£14.00
QB-1743 ~ PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI P (SD.KFZ.181) ~ by
Thomas L Jentz and Hilary L Doyle
A splendid monograph from the US publisher of Panzer Tracts
on the history of the Porsche Types 100 and 101 - the Leopard
and the Tiger (P). The book contain a wealth of photographic
detail supported by knowledgable text and splendid 1/24 scale
General Arrangement and Detail drawings invaluable to
enthusiasts, modellers and historians alike
1999, Panzer Tracts, 1892848031,<31044-01-P-03> A4 format,
60pp, numerous b/w ills plus 1/24 scale GA & Detail drawings, New
in card cover, CARD
£16.00
Wargaming/Military Modelling
QB-1744 ~ GE KOKU JO: THE LOW OVERCOME THE
HIGH ~ by Lowell A Francis
A scarce volume of gaming rules for samurai-era skirmishing.
Soldiers (ashigaru, sohei, or samurai) form groups which in turn
form Contingents. Busho, Taisho, and Heroes (Personalities) lead
contingents or armies. Dice are rolled for movement, and units
move as groups. A point system allows balanced armies to be
constructed, and a campaign game is provided. Optional rules
include magic, monsters, seppuku, and special abilities for
Personalities. Requires use of playing or index cards (not
supplied)
1997, H G Walls, <35757-01-P-05> 32pp, numerous b/w
illustrations. g in card cover, CARD
£20.00
QB-1745 ~ BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER: AMERICAN
CIVIL WAR SMALL ACTION RULES ~ by H G Walls
This volume includes optional rules for the French and Indian
War, and other periods. The original rules were written by Ivor J
Janci with modifications and additions by Herb Gundt, Lance
Kizer and Lowell Francis.
1997, Stratagem Publications, <35758-01-P-05> A4 format, 42pp,
numerous colour & b/w illustrations, laminated game card, g in card
cover, CARD
£12.00
History & Development of Warfare
QB-1746 ~ JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY
HISTORICAL RESEARCH: VOL.LVIII. 1980 ~
Consisting of four issues, Nos. 233 (Spring), 234 (Summer), 235
(Autumn), 236 (Winter).
1980, Soc. for Army Hist. Res, <32256-01-R-01> 254pp, Good in
card cover, CARD
£20.00
QB-1747 ~ JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY
HISTORICAL RESEARCH: VOL.LVIV. 1981 ~
Consisting of four issues, Nos. 237 (Spring), 238 (Summer), 239
(Autumn), 240 (Winter).
1981, Soc. for Army Hist. Res, <32257-01-R-01> 254pp, Good in
card cover, CARD
£20.00
QB-1748 ~ JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY
HISTORICAL RESEARCH: VOL.LXI. 1983 ~
Consisting of four issues, Nos. 245 (Spring), 246 (Summer), 247
(Autumn), 248 (Winter).
1983, Soc. for Army Hist. Res, <32259-01-R-01> 262pp, Good in
card cover, CARD
£20.00
64
QB-1759 ~ THE SOVIET WAR MACHINE ~ by (Editor) Ray
Bonds
Contributors include Donnelly, Bidwell, Gunston, Moore, etc. A
thorough study of the military power of the Soviet Union at the
height of its power. Much of the weaponry is still in use today in
many of the world's armed forces.
1976, Salamander Books, 0600382923 ,<23324-03-R-01> 247pp,
200 col illustrations, line drawings, photos, diagrams etc. Large
format, Good in dw,
£10.00
QB-1760 ~ THE SOVIET WAR MACHINE ~ by (Editor) Ray
Bonds
Contributors include Donnelly, Bidwell, Gunston, Moore, etc. A
thorough study of the military power of the Soviet Union at the
height of its power. Much of the weaponry is still in use today in
many of the world's armed forces.
1977, Book Club Edition, <23324-02-R-01> 247pp, 200 col.
illustrations, line drawings, photos, diagrams etc. Large format, Good
in dw,
£8.00
QB-1761 ~ THE LION AND THE EAGLE ~ by Basil Collier
A study of British and American strategy 1900-1950. Looks at the
causes and effects of the replacement of Britain by America as
the leading global power, and the strategy, tactics and military
policies that brought this about. Their co-operation and their
differences in WWII regarding strategy, allocation of supplies,
attitudes towards Russia and policy in the Pacific.
1972, Macdonald, 0356036006,<5310-01-R-01> 499pp, 27 maps,
index. good in rubbed dw,
£10.00
QB-1762 ~ TERROR THE WEST FIGHTS BACK ~ by
Christopher Dobson and Ronald Payne
Compiled in the 1980's the authors reveal the international
network which make up the West's counter-terrorist forces. Not
only the SAS but also Israel's Sayaret Matkal, West Germany's
GSG9 and France's GIGN. They describe their training methods,
computer technology and the inside story on the fight back
against international terror.
1982, Papermac, 0333294181,<35759-01-R-01> 218pp, Good. Card
covers showing wear. Page edges browning, CARD
£5.00
QB-1763 ~ A SHORT HISTORY OF GUERILLA WARFARE ~
by John Ellis
The history of Guerilla Warfare from the Ancient World to postWWII. the author use examples from the struggles of Biblical
times through to the well planned campaigns of the Viet Cong.
1975, Ian Allan Publishing, 0711006350,<25640-01-R-01> 220pp,
illustrations, table, vg in dw,
£10.00
QB-1764 ~ THE RED ARMY: AN ARMY OF THE PEOPLE ~
by Colonel Fedorov
Undated but published c1944. An extensively illustrated wartime
propganda publication for British readers.
, Corbett Publishing, <1101-01-R-01> 48pp illustrations, red boards ,
slightly rubbed ow good,
£10.00
QB-1765 ~ MILITARY ETHICS: GUIDELINES FOR PEACE
AND WAR ~ by Nicholas Fotion and Gerard Elfstrom
The authors discuss an ethical system that seeks to control the
military monster rather than preach to it. A practical utilitarian
approach, drawing on real military experience, arguing that it is
not necessary to fight wars without morale scruple. Attention to
the actual circumstances in which individual combatants
function, and the social institutions shaping their action, allows
genuine moral constraint.
1986, Routledge, Keegan & Paul, 1st edition, 0710201826 ,<2862901-R-01> 311pp, notes, biblio, index, near fine in d/w,
£20.00
XN-2602 ~ TWO SOLDIERS, TWO LOST FRONTS:GERMAN
WAR DIARIES OF THE STALINGRAD AND NORTH
AFRICA CAMPAIGNS ~ by Don Gregory and Wilhelm Gehlen
This book is built around two recently discovered war diaries—
one by a member of the 23rd Panzer Division which served under
Manstein in Russia, and the other by a member of Rommel’s
AfrikaKorps. Together, along with detailed timelines and brief
overviews, they comprise a fascinating “you are there” look at
the German side of World War II. The stories are told primarily
in the first person present tense, as events occurred.
QB-1749 ~ JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY
HISTORICAL RESEARCH: VOL.LXII. 1984 ~
Consisting of four issues, Nos. 249 (Spring), 250 (Summer), 251
(Autumn), 252 (Winter).
1984, Soc. for Army Hist. Res, <32260-01-R-01> 254pp, Good in
card cover, CARD
£20.00
QB-1750 ~ JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY
HISTORICAL RESEARCH: VOL.LXIII. 1985 ~
Consisting of four issues, Nos. 253 (Spring), 254 (Summer), 255
(Autumn), 256 (Winter).
1985, Soc. for Army Hist. Res, <32261-01-R-01> 254pp, Good in
card cover, CARD
£20.00
QB-1751 ~ JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY
HISTORICAL RESEARCH: VOL.XL. 1962 ~
Consisting of four issues, Nos. 161 (March), 162 (June), 163
(September), 164 (December).
1962, Soc. for Army Hist. Res, <32252-01-R-01> 220pp, Good in
card cover, CARD
£20.00
QB-1752 ~ JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY
HISTORICAL RESEARCH: VOL.XLII. 1964 ~
Consisting of four issues, Nos. 169 (March), 170 (June), 171
(September), 172 (December).
1964, Soc. for Army Hist. Res, <32253-01-R-01> 222pp, Good in
card cover, CARD
£20.00
QB-1753 ~ JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY
HISTORICAL RESEARCH: VOL.XXXVII. 1959 ~
Consisting of four issues, Nos. 149 (March), 150 (June), 151
(September), 152 (December).
1959, Soc. for Army Hist. Res, <32250-01-R-01> 190pp, G in card
cover, CARD
£20.00
QB-1754 ~ JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY
HISTORICAL RESEARCH: VOL.XXXVIII. 1960 ~
Consisting of four issues, Nos. 153 (March), 154 (June), 155
(September), 156 (December).
1960, Soc. for Army Hist. Res, <32251-01-R-01> 190pp, Good in
card cover, CARD
£20.00
QB-1755 ~ THE FUTURE OF LAND WARFARE ~ by Chris
Bellamy
A detailed consideration of the likely nature and location of
major land warfare in the early years of the 21st century.
1987, Croom Helm Ltd, 0709932928,<24978-01-R-01> 326pp
figures and tables, Small tear on spine of dw ow very good,
£9.00
QB-1756 ~ STORM AND PEACE ~ by John Beresford
A number of historical, biographical and literary military
studies. The longest essay, 'The Crisis of 1745', is based on
original manuscripts at Chatsworth House. There is also a study
on General Gordon - a biography in miniature. Both are
published here for the first time.
1936, Cobden-Sanderson, <19803-01-R-01> 268pp, port, index,
Good in rubbed and chipped dw,
£18.00
QB-1757 ~ SURPRISE ATTACK: LESSONS FOR DEFENSE
PLANNING ~ by Richard K Betts
In the first half of this study the author illustrates the problem of
nations falling victim to a surprise attack, despite ample warning,
with a comparative study over 40 years. In the second half he
applies his analysis to defense planning by the United States and
its allies in the 1980's. He recommends means of preparing to
cope with the possibility of sudden attack in the future.
1982, Brookings Inst Pr, 0815709293,<35683-01-R-01> 318pp,
Good. Covers edgecreased. CARD
£8.00
QB-1758 ~ THE SOVIET WAR MACHINE ~ by (Editor) Ray
Bonds
Contributors include Donnelly, Bidwell, Gunston, Moore, etc. A
thorough study of the military power of the Soviet Union at the
height of its power. Much of the weaponry is still in use today in
many of the world's armed forces.
1976, Book Club Edition, <23324-01-R-01> 247pp, 200 col ills, also
line drawings, photos, diagrmams etc. Large format, g - no dw, £7.00
65
2009, Casemate, 9781935149057,<20664-01-R-01> 288pp. New in
dustjacket,
£19.99
QB-1766 ~ BATTLE RATTLE: THE STUFF A SOLDIER
CARRIES ~ by Hans Halberstadt
Describes the equipment a soldier carries to get through the day,
from mission-specific gear to general supplies. This book takes a
close look at the revolution in military clothing, packs, and
equipment - soldiers buying from civilian companies to
supplement and even replace Government issue, customizing
their gear to perfectly fit their needs and preferences. From boots
and gloves to helmets and eyewear, from ponchos and packs to
knives and rifles.
2006, Zenith Press, 9780760326220,<33745-01-R-01> 125pp.
illustrations, slight bump on corners ow as new,
£12.00
QB-1767 ~ WINGS OF WAR: AIRBORNE WARFARE 1918 1945 ~ by Peter Harclerode
The first drop of a body of troops was carried out by the Italians
in 1927. The first active engagement of an airborne force, against
a bandit army in Central Asia - just fifteen Russian troops
dropped from three aircraft - took place in 1929.Yet only eleven
years later airborne forces were to change, radically and
completely, the way that war on the ground was conducted. This
book tells the complete story in detail, it covers all aspects of
airborne forces, including the aircraft, specialist equipment and
systems developed for the safe delivery of airborne troops,
vehicles, weapons and other equipment
2005, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 0297846825,<35810-01-R-01> 656pp
27 maps, Near fine in protected dw,
£10.00
QB-1768 ~ GLOBAL DISORDER ~ by Robert Harvey
The author examines the precarious state of world affairs in the
aftermath of 9/11 and offers far-reaching proposals for the
reform of global security. In light of the emergence of the United
States as the world's first megapower, Harvey explores the
sources of international tension that have increasingly
commanded the attention of the West, and lays out the perils
inherent in the globalization of capitalism without political or
economic control. He presents constructive measures that the
West must undertake to restore stability around the world and
ensure international security
2003, Constable, 1841196290,<33706-01-R-01> 476pp, New in dw,
£9.00
QB-1769 ~ SQUADDIES ~ by John Hockey
A study of an operational unit of the modern British Army. The
basic training, a NATO exercise in Canada & then into the
"bandit country" of South Armagh in Northern Ireland. First
published in 1986, now digitally reprinted.
2006, Exeter University Pr. 0859892484,<8260-01-R-01> 192pp,
glossary, bibliography, index, new in card covers, CARD
£16.99
QB-1770 ~ WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION ~ by Robert
Hutchinson
In the 1960s the world was gripped by fear of nuclear holocaust.
With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the threat was assumed to
have gone away. But Iran, North Korea and others are building
weapons of mass destruction, nuclear, biological and chemical,
and terrorists are trying to get their hands on them too. Russia
has enough weapons grade plutonium in poorly guarded facilities
to make 20,000 atomic bombs. Osama bin Laden only needs one.
Chemical weapons remain the 'poor man's nuke'. Saddam
believed his chemical weapons saved him in the first Gulf War,
and Islamic fundamentalists have been preparing to use Ricin for
mass poisoning in London. A Japanese doomsday cult used sarin
nerve gas on the Tokyo underground.
2003, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 9780297830917,<33730-01-R-01>
283pp, 18 colour & b/w photos, New in d/w,
£10.00
QB-1771 ~ IMPERIAL REARGUARD ~ by Lawrence James
The last wars of the British Empire 1919-1985. Includes the
Indian Frontier, Palestine, Iraq, the Gulf, Egypt, Aden, Malaysia,
Brunei & Borneo, Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Ulster and the
Falklands
1988, Brassey's, 0080312152,<1050-01-R-01> 242pp, maps,
illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, VG+ in dw,
£20.00
QB-1772 ~ THE FACE OF BATTLE ~ by John Keegan
The Face of Battle is a look at the direct experience of individuals
on the battlefield, the point of maximum danger. It examines the
physical conditions of fighting - the fear, fatigue, hunger, noise &
the limited perspective of the individual soldier. The actuality of
battle is presented with case studies on Agincourt, Waterloo &
the Somme in 1916.
1978, Book Club Associates, <14756-03-R-01> 352pp, 9
illustrations, 4 maps, Good in poor dw,
£6.00
QB-1773 ~ BRITISH MILITARY THOUGHT AFTER WORLD
WAR II ~ by Julian Lider
Part of a series published by the Swedish Institute of
International Affairs. In this study the focus will be on the three
fields which the author views as the essential core of military
thought. Analysis of the nature of war and military force,
strategic studies and considerations regarding current military
policy and specifically its theoretical-programmatic basis,
military doctrine.
1985, Gower Publishing Ltd, 0566006383,<35684-01-R-01> 621pp,
Very good in illustrated boards,
£50.00
QB-1774 ~ DISCOVERING FORTIFICATIONS: FROM THE
TUDORS TO THE COLD WAR ~ by Bernard Lowry
The fortifications of Henry VIII were called castles, but new
influences from the Continent brought in the angled bastion and
the great forts such as Fort George in Scotland. As artillery and
explosives became more effective fortress builders had to
respond, the introduction of concrete revolutionised nineteenthand twentieth-century fortifications. The book also describes the
fortifications that were built to contain insurrection in Scotland
in the eighteenth century, and also in Ireland in the twentieth
century. How in 1940 Britain put its faith in the pillbox and the
secret structures built for defence in the Cold War.
2006, Shire Publications, 0747806519,<33375-01-R-01> 192pp col
and bw illustrations. New in card covers,
£10.99
QB-1775 ~ ARMS & STRATEGY: AN INTERNATIONAL
SURVEY OF MODERN DEFENCE ~ by Laurence Martin
A study on defence in the early 1970s. The book is divided into
four main sections covering nuclear weapons and total war, the
machinery and theory of limited war, the main areas of conflict
and current political and economic problems that affect defence
planning.
1973, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 0297765817,<127-01-R-01> 320pp,
70 photos, 50 diagrams, Good in dw,
£10.00
XN-2603 ~ HOMMES ET OUVRAGES DE LA LIGNE
MAGINOT: TOME 3 ~ by Jean - Yves Mary Alain
The third volume of this comprehensive history covers the
Maginot Line during the Phoney War. It looks at the daily life of
those manning it, the equipment they used, and their work and
training. There is a comprehensive tour of the Maginot Line,
detailing the defending troops as at 10 May 1940, with a map
identifying their individual positions and armaments, ouvrages,
plus diagrams of the sweep of their heavy guns. French text
2003, Histoire & Collections, 2913903886,<32079-01-R-01> Large
format, 246pp, 500 + colour & b/w ills, photos & maps, New in d/w ,
Fr.text,
£42.00
QB-1776 ~ HOMMES ET OUVRAGES DE LA LIGNE
MAGINOT: TOME 4 ~ by Jean - Yves Mary and Alain Hohnadel
La Fortification Alpine. This fourth volume of Jean - Yves
Mary's impressive study on the Maginot line covers the
fortifications constructed in the French Alps on the Italian
border between 1919 and 1939. The book is packed with colour
and black and white photographs, plans and illustrations of the
fortifications, the troops who manned them, and their uniforms,
equipment and unit insignia. The book is co-authored by Alain
Hohnadel and Jacques Sicard. French text.
2009,9782915239461,<35796-01-R-01> Large format, 182pp, 800 +
colour & b/w illustrations, plans photos & maps, New in d/w, Fr.text,
£35.00
66
QB-1781 ~ INSIDE THE SAS ~ by Craig Philip and Alex Taylor
From World War II to the Gulf, this is the story of the
Regiment's major operations including Malaya, Borneo,
Northern Ireland and the Falklands. Supported by special
coloured maps the book looks at SAS selection and training
methods, the typical SAS soldier and contains profiles of
prominent SAS characters including Stirling, de la Billiere,
Maclean, Kealy and Seekings. With superb annoted illustrations
of weaponry, the M16 assault rifle, the Heckler and Koch MP5,
as well as the equipment used in the Gulf
1992, Book Club Associates, <20943-01-R-01> Large Format.
224pp, 170 col & b/w illustrations, col maps, Good in dw,
£8.00
QB-1782 ~ MILITARY SCIENCE TODAY ~ by LieutenantColonel Donald Portway
This contemporary volume from WWII was published with the
experiences of the Battle of France and Dunkirk in mind.
Chapters include. Modern Tactical Ideas, Artillery To-day,
Military Signalling, Demolition and Mining, Fortifications and
Coastal Defence, Chemical Warfare.
1943, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, <14306-01-R-01>
157pp, 42 illustrations, brown patterned boards,
£10.00
XN-2606 ~ SANDHURST: A TRADITION OF LEADERSHIP ~
by Christopher Pugsley and Angela Holdsworth
The Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, England, has an
international reputation for instilling the arts and disciplines of
leadership in tomorrow’s commanders. It is the spiritual home of
the officer corps of the British Army, and equally evokes a sense
of belonging in thousands of overseas officers, who trained here.
This stunningly illustrated book explores what makes the Royal
Military Academy, Sandhurst so special and why it continues to
wield an unprecedented degree of cultural influence throughout
the world. With a foreword by Sir John Keegan.
2005, Third Millennium, 190394239X,<33107-02-R-01> Large
format, 192pp, 300 + colour & b/w photos & ills, New in d/w, £40.00
QB-1783 ~ BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELD: THE NEW
MILITARY PROFESSIONALISM ~ by Sam C Sarkesian
The author was Professor of Political Science at Loyola
University of Chicago. He has divided the book into 5 sections.
Part one covers his views of the Dimensions of Military
Professionalism. Part two looks at Military Professionalism in a
Changing Security Environment with chapters on American
Policy and Vietnam. Part three moves to Political Professionalism
and the Political System through to Part Four and Challenge to
Professionalism. The Fifth part is Conclusions and Postscripts.
1981, Pergamon Press Ltd, 0080271782,<35685-01-R-01> 290pp,
Good in blue boards,
£25.00
XN-2607 ~ REVOLUTION 1989: THE FALL OF THE SOVIET
EMPIRE ~ by Victor Sebestyen
How the Soviet Union's European empire collapsed in a few
months of revolution that changed the world. For more than 40
years after the WWII the Iron Curtain divided Europe
physically, with 300 km of walls and barbed wire fences:
ideologically,
between
communism
and
capitalism:
psychologically, between people imprisoned under totalitarian
dictatorships and their neighbours enjoying democratic
freedoms: and militarily, by two mighty, distrustful power blocs.
But in a dizzying few months of almost entirely peaceful
revolution the people's will triumphed over tyranny and an entire
way of life was swept away
2009, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 9780297852230,<35742-01-R-01>
464pp, New in d/w,
£25.00
QB-1784 ~ TIGERS IN THE RICE: THE STORY OF
VIETNAM FROM ANCIENT PAST TO UNCERTAIN
FUTURE ~ by Walter J Sheldon
Exploited by the west during the great mercantile expansion,
culminating in the French conquest in the 19th century. The
author traces the complex history from Vietnam's myth shrouded
past to the Paris peace talks. Ex Library copy with usual stamps
and marks. Reading Copy only.
1969, Collier-Macmillan, <35848-01-R-01> 133pp.map. Ex Public
Library. usual stamps and marks. Reading Copy,
£8.00
XN-2604 ~ HOMMES ET OUVRAGES DE LA LIGNE
MAGINOT: TOME 1 ~ by Jean-Yves Mary and Alain Hohnadel
The first of an impressive three volume set covering the planning
and construction of the Maginot Line from 1919 to 1940. This
splendid book covers the fortifications of Northeast France and
the special Fortress Infantry regiments that were raised to man
them. Includes the specialized fortifications within the Maginot
system such as blockhouses, turrets, artillery, and underground
railways. Infantry, special Fortress units of artillery, engineers,
and signals units manned the fortified redoubts, and their
uniforms, insignia, badges and colours are all extensively
illustrated. French text
2000, Histoire & Collections, 2908182882,<31889-01-R-01> Large
format, 182pp, 500 + colour & b/w ills, photos & maps, New in d/w,
Fr.text,
£19.95
XN-2605 ~ HOMMES ET OUVRAGES DE LA LIGNE
MAGINOT: TOME 2 ~ by Jean-Yves Mary and Alain Hohnadel
The second of this impressive three volume set looks at the actual
structures of the Line including casemates, blockhouses, shelters,
and observation posts. Includes hundreds of photos, floor plans
and cutaway drawings of these plus the ‘ouvrages’, the massive
underground fortifications that were an integral part of this
mammoth defensive line. Camouflage, electrical-mechanical and
ventilation systems, plus underground transportation and
communications systems are also examined in detail. French text.
2001, Histoire & Collections, 2908182971,<32078-01-R-01> Large
format, 222pp, 500 + colour & b/w ills, photos & maps, New in d/w,
£40.00
QB-1777 ~ FESTUNGSBAUKUNST UND
FESTUNGSBAUTECHNIK ~ by Hartwig Neumann
In this scarce, comprehensive work Hartwig Neumann, the wellknown researcher of fortress construction, looks at many
previously neglected fortifications which were established in the
German-speaking countries following the development of
firearms. Profusely illustrated, & with an impressive
bibliography, this opulent volume is indispensable for students &
researchers of medieval European fortifications. German text
1988, Bernard & Graef Verlag, 3763758399,<32387-01-R-01> Large
square format, 440pp, 1500 + b/w photos, plans, maps & diags, As
new, boxed in d/w, Ger.text,
£25.00
QB-1778 ~ FAMOUS BRITISH GENERALS ~ by (Editor) Barrett
Parker
Nine British Generals including Cromwell,Marlborough,
Kitchener, Haig, Wavell and Montgomery described in essays by
such authors as Fortescue, Fuller, Liddell Hart and Churchill
1951, Nicholson & Watson, <14169-01-R-01> xiv + 242pp, 9
illustrations. No dw. Faded spine. Foxing on edges. ex libris sticker.
Good,
£7.00
QB-1779 ~ LIGHTNING WAR: A HISTORY OF BLITZKRIEG
~ by Bryan Perrett
The modern war of mobility, from its beginnings in the last year
of WWI, to the campaigns of WWII and postwar campaigns in
the Middle East. The bulk of the book examines WWII actions, in
the West, on the Russian front, and in Burma. It also looks at the
development of tactics, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, and aircraft
from 1918 to the present. It describes the workings of the
Blitzkrieg technique in detail, its victories, and the built-in
factors which have denied it universal success. Foreword by
General Sir John Hackett.
1983, Robert Hale Ltd, 0709188676,<10047-03-R-01> 296pp
illustrations maps, Title page missing ow vg in dw,
£6.00
QB-1780 ~ A SHORT HISTORY OF WAR AND PEACE ~ by G
H Perris
Home University Library of Modern Knowledge. No date but
tables and statistics go up to 1910. From the earliest civiliations of
Babylon and the empires of Rome and Greece, Charlemagne and
Napoleon to the beginning of the 20th century.
, Williams & Norgate, <33675-01-R-01> 256pp, red boards end
papers browning ow good,
£7.00
67
democracies. The underlying and precipitative causes of terrorist
action and the internal and external defences against terrorism
open to liberal governments. The growth and implications of
international terrorism.
1977, Macmillan, 0333227700,<8025-01-R-01> 257pp, Slight wear
to covers ow very good.
£12.00
QB-1793 ~ MILITARY EXERCISES: 1730 ~ by J J Wolrab
Facsimile illustrations from an 18th Century drill manual.
Includes loading and firing the musket, fixing the bayonet,
presenting arms, shoulder arms and grenadier drill.
1962, Museum Restoration Servic, <17788-01-R-01> [facsimile
edition] landscape format. 50pp, 17 plates with 67 ills, vg - page
edges untrimmed,
£18.00
QB-1794 ~ THE INFLUENCE OF BRITISH ARMS ~ by James H
Wyllie
An analyis of British Military Intervention since 1956.The author
looks at engagements involving British intervention between the
period of Suez and the Falklands. The author argues that it is
only under severely restricted conditions that Britain can
reasonably expect a successful outcome from long range military
intervention. The constraints being not only of a military capacity
but public opinion also has a role to play.
1984, Allen & Unwin, 004320161X,<16676-01-R-01> 125pp, Very
good in dw,
£10.00
QB-1785 ~ THE MILITARY HORSE: A STORY OF
EQUESTRIAN WARRIORS ~ by Sue Simmons (Editor)
The military horse from its genesis in Mespotamia to its eclipse in
the 20th Century with the advent of the machine-gun, barbed
wire and mechanised warfare. An abridged version of 'The
Equestrian Warrior Through the Ages' published in 1976.
1984, Marshall Cavendish Books, 0946674809,<17799-01-R-01>
59pp. illustrations, illustrated boards. Good
£6.00
QB-1786 ~ THE MILITARY HORSE: THE EQUESTRIAN
WARRIOR THROUGH THE AGES ~ by (Editor) Sue Simmons
The horse in warfare, from the battlefields of Mesopotamia to the
Charge of the Light Brigade through to the first world war.
1976, Marshall Cavendish Books, 085685140X,<3503-01-R-01>
Large Format.104pp, over 120col & b/w illustrations. dw rubbed on
corners.Good,
£6.00
QB-1787 ~ ANTITANK: AN AIRMECHANIZED RESPONSE
TO ARMORED THREATS IN THE 90'S ~ by Richard Simpkin
The author reverses the conventional approach to equipment
development and proceeds from analysis of the future armored
vehicles target via a review of the modes of attack, means of
delivery and complete weapons systems, to discussion of the
future airmechanized battle, a new concept of operations and an
appropriate force structure.
1982, Brassey's, 0080270360,<27690-01-R-01> 320pp endpaper
maps. black and white photos. tables and graphs, Very good in like
dw,
£25.00
QB-1788 ~ BIG WARS AND SMALL WARS: THE BRITISH
ARMY AND THE LESSONS OF WAR IN THE 20TH
CENTURY ~ by Hew Strachan Editor
In the twentieth century the British Army never had the luxury
of emerging from one major war with the time to prepare itself
for the next. Leading military historians show how ongoing
commitments to a range of ‘small wars’ have always been part of
the Army's role. After 1902 and after 1918 they included colonial
campaigns, but they also developed into what we would now call
counter-insurgency operations, these becoming the norm between
1945 and 1969. In 1982 the Army was deployed to the Falklands,
and since 1990 its dominant tasks have been peace support
operations.
2009, Routledge, 978041554504,<35751-01-R-01> 186pp, index,
New in card cover, CARD
£22.00
QB-1789 ~ INSIDE THE SOVIET ARMY ~ by Viktor Suvorov
The author was a former Soviet Army officer. This is his insight
into the effectiveness and efficiency of the Red Army at the height
of its power in the early 1980s.
1982, Book Club Associates, <11136-01-R-01> 296pp, 23 photos,
Good in dw with faded spine,
£10.00
QB-1790 ~ THE SOVIET ARMY ~ by Vladimir Taldy (Translator)
In four sections a) Born of the Revolution with chapters on the
Forerunners of the Workers and the Peasants, Military Policies
and Situations. b) The Army Gathers Strength describing the
Technical Reconstruction of the Armed Forces. c) The Patriotic
War from the year 1941 covering the Nazi Occupation, and the
final Victories in Europe. Other chapters in this section cover the
Far East and The Outstanding Victory of the Soviet Forces.
Section d) Safeguarding Peace.
1971, Progress Pub. Moscow, <33645-01-R-01> 350pp. photos. vg in
good dw,
£10.00
QB-1791 ~ THE BRITISH SOLDIER ~by Colonel H de Watteville
The life of the British Soldier, from Tudor times to WWII. From
Crecy to Korea, his story is an inspiring one. Throughout the
centuries his magnificent fighting spirit has been a constant
feature and discipline, fortitude and refusal to accept defeat have
distinguished him on the battlefield. With a Foreword by Field
Marshal Sir John Harding, Chief of the Imperial General Staff.
1954, J M Dent & Sons, 1st edition, <4612-02-R-01> xiv + 242pp,
col plate, 16 illustrations, good - no dw,
£8.00
QB-1792 ~ TERRORISM AND THE LIBERAL STATE ~ by
Paul Wilkinson
The book addresses itself to 3 sets of problems: the relation of
terrorism to the basic values and processes of liberal
Intelligence, Espionge, Reconnaissance
& Electronic Warfare
QB-1795 ~ THE SECRET WIRELESS WAR: BEYOND
BLETCHLEY PARK: BLACK PROPAGANDA ~
DVD with 2 one hour films. Part One, ‘Beyond Bletchley Park’,
focuses on the Ultra interepts, exploring how the German
Wireless Signals were intercepted by volunteers and passed to
British Intelligence where they were deciphered by the
codebreakers at Bletchley Park. It looks at the Special Liason
Units where portable wireless sets were created for use by SOE
agents. Operations at Arkley House, Barnet, Little Horwood and
Whaddon Hall are also featured. Part Two, ‘Black Propaganda’
follows the work at Milton Bryan and Whaddon Hall, where
Sefton Delmer and his team created false (“black”) propaganda
broadcasts which were beamed to Germany and occupied
Europe. The two one-hour films uncover just how important
wireless intelligence was in WWII, how it shortened the conflict
and saved countless Allied lives.
2006, Grindelwald Productions, <31854-01-R-03> 2 x 1 hour films in
one DVD , New,
£15.99
QB-1796 ~ TIME-LIFE WORLD WAR II SERIES: THE
SECRET WAR ~
One of the renowned Time-Life World War II series. This
volume covers the campaign against 'Fifth Columnists' &
careless talk,the hunt for German agents & the activities of
Admiral Canaris' Abwehr. There is a detailed section covering
the code breakers at Bletchly Park where 'Ultra' intelligence
from captured Enigma machines meant that the Allies had
warning of all major enemy activities throughout the war. The
work of Resistance & the agents of SOE & OSS is highlighted as
are the efforts to counter German secret weapons such as the V-1
& V-2 Terror Weapons
1981, Time Life, 0809425467 ,<3801-02-R-03> 208pp, 150 photos.
vg,
£10.00
QB-1797 ~ THE BLETCHLEY ARCHIVE: THE OFFICIAL
HISTORY OF BRITISH SIGINT 1914-1945 ~ by Frank Birch and
(Editor) John Jackson
Volume 1 (Part2) and Volume 2. Covers 1941 to autumn 1943.
Includes Mediterranean, Middle East, India and Far East. The
revision of the Sigint Service, shortages of personnel and
equipment, the expansion of Y Service, dissatisfaction of CG and
CS and its reorganisation, the organisational problems at
Bletchley Park and Service Ministries, Cryptanalytic and
68
1996, Scribner, 0684831309,<27318-01-R-03> 1181pp, very slight
creasing on endpaper page edges ow as new in protected dw, £38.00
QB-1804 ~ PHILBY: THE LIFE AND VIEWS OF THE KGB
MASTERSPY ~ by Phillip Knightley
The story of Kim Philby, the quintessential Englishman who was
also a KGB agent. Recruited at 22, his life-long assignment was to
penetrate the heart of the British establishment. Philby invited
the author to Moscow a few weeks before his death. His
upbringing, relations with his father and his decision to become a
traitor
1988, Andre Deutsch, 0233983600 ,<28562-01-R-03> 291pp, 28 ills,
source notes, bibliography, index, vg in rubbed dw,
£10.00
QB-1805~EARLY BRITISH COMPUTERS ~by Simon Lavington
Much of the pioneering work on modern computers took place in
Britain between 1945 and 1955. These included such landmarks
as the world's first stored-program computer. This sought after
volume tells the story of these early machines and their designers.
It includes secret wartime development, post war pioneering
university research, and the work of such companies as Elliott
Brothers, English Electric, Ferranti and Lyons in the 1950s. A
fascinating, scarce book.
1980, Manchester Univ. Press, First edition, 0719008034,<10656-01R-03> 139pp, numerous b/w photos & ills, Vg in d/w,
£35.00
QB-1806 ~ BETWEEN SILK AND CYANIDE ~ by Leo Marks
A witty and readable account of a cryptographic genius in the
madhouse of WWII secret bureaucracy. Initially Marks, whose
family owned the famous bookshop at 84 Charing Cross Road,
failed the codebreaking course for Bletchley Park. Sent to try his
luck with SOE he invented a new code-key for agents printed on
silk, devised "Lops", a dazzling advance on the "one-time pad",
and cracked numerous hitherto 'indecipherable' codes. He taught
personal codes to well known agents such as Violette Szabo and
Noor Inyat Kahn. Then there was "Englandspiel" - Marks
warned that SOE agents dropped into Holland had been
captured and turned by the Nazis, sending false messages back to
deceive the Allies. Nobody believed him. Tragically, he was right.
2009, The History Press, 9780750948357,<28135-03-R-03> 622pp.
b&w photos, New in card covers, CARD
£14.99
QB-1807 ~ THE PHILBY CONSPIRACY ~ by Bruce Page and
David Leitch
Harold Adrian Russell (Kim) Philby was a senior officer in the
British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) for ten years, but was
actually an agent of the Soviet KGB. He was recruited to the
KGB while still a student at Cambridge, In 1963 testimony from
a Soviet defector clinched the case against Philby, and a fellow
SIS officer went to Beirut to persuade him to confess to his work
for the KGB. Instead, Philby boarded a Soviet freighter and fled
to Moscow. This is the story of what he did, how he did it and
how he betrayed his country and his friends.
1968, Doubleday, <23166-01-R-03> 300pp. ills. Good in dw, £9.00
QB-1809 ~ THE PENKOVSKY PAPERS ~ by Colonel Oleg
Penkovsky
Oleg Penkovsky was one of the most effective spies to have
worked for the West. From April, 1961 to the end of August
1962, the period of the Berlin Wall and the mounting Cuba crisis,
he furnished the West with up to the minute information on the
innermost political and military secrets of the Soviet Union. The
damage he caused shook the entire Soviet military heirachy.
Penkovsky was arrested by the KGB in 1962,tried and executed
in 1963, his diaries were smuggled out after his execution. It is
commonly believed that they were not written by him, but to be
an American creation in diary form based on his interviews with
American and British intelligence services.
1965, Collins, <732-02-R-03> 2nd imp. 349pp. illustrations, No dw.
Good,
£8.00
QB-1808 ~ THE PENKOVSKY PAPERS ~ by Colonel Oleg
Penkovsky
Oleg Penkovsky was one of the most effective spies to have
worked for the West.
1965, Collins, First edition, <732-01-R-03> 349pp, 21 ills, Good in
dw,
£10.00
Intelligence contribution to the War in the West - “Fish”,
Army/Air Enigma, German Railways, Schützstaffel, Police,
Abwehr and German Naval Systems. Diagrams include the “Y”
Organization, the expansion of the “Services” Branch of GC and
CS, Allied Sigint success against German Naval telecoms,
German reading of Allied traffic, the German diagram drawn up
to demonstrate why Enigma was impossible to break
2007, Military Press9780854202713,<21924-02-R-03> ii + 282
pages, 46 pages of diagrams, New in card cover, CARD
£26.99
QB-1798 ~ TOP SECRET ULTRA ~ by Peter Calvocoressi
From 1940 onwards cryptographers produced such a flood of
intelligence (Ultra) that Bletchley Park was created as a cetnre to
handle it. The author worked at Bletchley Park during World
War Two, and using this inside knowledge explains how Enigma
worked. Concentrating on the mid war campaigns he illustrates
the importance of Ultra on operations in the field.
1980,0304305464,<1910-02-R-03> 132pp illustrations, Good in dw.
Page edges marked.
£9.00
QB-1799 ~ THE CHALLENGE OF WAR ~ by Guy Hartcup
The story of scientific and engineering contributions to the
prosecution of World War II. The book examines the
organisation of the British and US Scientific efforts, and
compares these to those of the enemy. Includes developments in
Mechanised and Armoured warfare, amphibious developments,
and new weapons and techniques such as rockets, radar, AntiSubmarine Warfare, mine countermeasures, artificial harbours,
landing craft and many more.
1970, David & Charles, 0715347896 ,<20175-01-R-03> 295pp, 34
b/w ills, Vg in sltly chipped d/w
£10.00
QB-1800 ~ BRITISH INTELLIGENCE IN THE SECOND
WORLD WAR (ABRIDGED) ~ by F H Hinsley
Now regarded as a masterly account of the influence of
intelligence on the strategy and operation of the war. This onevolume abridged edition of the five volume official History of
British Intelligence in World War II retains the operational and
strategic material.
1994, HMSO, 2nd imp. 011630961X,<27890-02-R-03> 628pp, maps
inc.foldouts, Good with crease on card cover, CARD
£14.00
QB-1801 ~ NETWORK: THE TRUTH ABOUT GENERAL
GEHLEN AND HIS SPY RING ~ by Heinz Hohne and Hermann
Zolling
The story of General Reinhard Gehlen, the WWII German
Army's Head of Foreign Armies East Intelligence Section, who
transferred his records and operations to the Allies at the end of
WWII, and then created the German Federal Government's
Intelligence Organisation, the BND. The book has an
introduction by H R Trevor-Roper.
1971, Secker & Warburg, 0436200686,<25425-01-R-03> xxxiv +
347pp, 43 illustrations, Good in worn d/w,
£10.00
QB-1802 ~ THE BLETCHLEY ARCHIVE, VOLUME I: THE
SECRET WAR OF HUT 3 ~ by (Editor) John Jackson
A new series of publications about Ultra, the high-grade
intelligence decrypted from the German Enigma machine by the
WWII code breakers at Bletchley Park where Axis radio signals
were de-cyphered. At its peak some 580 men & women worked in
Hut 3 which developed into an incomparable intelligence
organisation, the like of which had never been seen before. Those
who had worked in Hut 3 wrote a history of their activities, the
result being so sensitive that it was immediately given the highest
security classification. This monograph is based on that history.
2002, Military Press0854201149,<31673-03-R-03> A4 format,
110pp, New in card cover, CARD
£15.00
QB-1803 ~ THE CODEBREAKERS: THE STORY OF SECRET
WRITING. REVISED AND UPDATED ~ by David Kahn
Comprehensive history of secret communications from ancient
times to the Internet. The history of codes and ciphers - how
they're made, how they're broken and the roles they have played
in war, business, diplomacy and espionage. An update on the
original edition with a new chapter making use of previously
classified information on computer cryptography and hackers.
69
QB-1816 ~ ENIGMA SYMPOSIUM 1997 ~ by (Editor) Major
Hugh Skillen
A series of papers given at the Enigma Symposium 1997.
Including: The Y Section in the field (No 2 Canadian SW/WI
Section, Pett Level to Germany), German Naval Intercepts, Swiss
Enigmas (sold by the Germans to enable them to read Swiss
communications - by intercepting the German intercepts the
British were able to monitor transfers of Nazi gold, art treasures,
bank deposits etc), Colossus, the Ultra Americans, comparison of
the Battle of France with the Battle of Kursk and more.
1998, Major Skillen, Private publication, <27400-02-R-03> 194pp,
illustrations, tables, Creasing on cover. CARD
£12.00
QB-1817 ~ ENIGMA SYMPOSIUM 1998 ~ by (Editor) Major
Hugh Skillen
A series of papers given at the Enigma Symposium 1998.
Contents include: SOMTBn - Special Operators Mixed Training
Battalion, Intelligence Corps - Early FS Sections and Training
for Y Sections and SOE, 370 Wireless Unit RAF in Ceylon, The
Training Of Intercept Operators, WOP/MSRs at Bletchley Park,
The Birth Of Colossus, U-Boat Index, A Personal Rapport With
Kormoran, The Y Group on Singapore until the surrender, TME
Cairo and WEC Delhi, and A Mission To North Africa 1943.
1998, Major Skillen, 0953133001,<27828-02-R-03> 205pp,
illustrations, tables, New, CARD
£14.00
QB-1818 ~ ENIGMA SYMPOSIUM 1999 ~ by (Editor) Major
Hugh Skillen
The series of 22 papers given at the 1999 Enigma Symposium.
Includes The British Resistance Army and the Beetle sets, the
Polish Cipher Machine "Lacida", the Enigma Family of
Cryptographic Machines, VENONA, MacArthur's HQ in
Brisbane, US Marines' Radio Intelligence Platoons in the Pacific,
US Field Units in Normandy/3rd Radio Mobile Squadron (US),
Katakana Morse, Cracking Japanese Codes, Black Propaganda
and Reminiscences of a WOP/ATS/Malta, Corsica and Italy
1999, Major Skillen, 095313301X,<27942-02-R-03> 216pp,
illustrations, tables, New, CARD
£16.00
QB-1819 ~ ENIGMA SYMPOSIUM 2000 ~ by (Editor) Major
Hugh Skillen
The usual wide range of papers including Station X 1940/41,
Enigma Codes - constructing Menus for the Bombes, Station X
India Cmd, Navajo Code Talkers, The Abwehr Enigma, The
Enigma-Uhr, Enigma - Double Stepping the Middle Rotor, The
Polish Contribution to the Conquest of Enigma plud Domino.
There is also a summary of the contents of the Enigma
Symposiums held since 1992.
2000, Major Skillen, 0953133028,<29757-03-R-03> 186pp,
illustrations, tables, New, CARD
£16.00
QB-1820 ~ THE BATTLE OF SILENCE ~ by 'Vercors'
A wartime autobiography of one of the leading figures of the
French Intellectual Resistance in WWII, originally published in
France under the title "La Bataille Du Silence". Vercors is a
pseudonym for Jean Bruller, a prestigious French author. This
account is his first-hand story of the French people during the
Nazi occupation. Appalled by the collaboration activities of so
many of France's writers and artists during the German
occupation, he joined the Resistance, and wrote and published
"Silence of the Sea" under the noses of the Germans.
1968, Collins, <12378-01-R-03> 286pp,, g in dw - may have prev.
owner's bookplate/inscription. Some foxing to p/edges,
£9.00
QB-1810 ~ INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS: THE HISTORY
OF ELECTRONIC WARFARE, 1939-1945 ~ by Doctor Alfred
Price FRHistS
The rapid evolution of radio and radar systems, and electronic
countermeasures during World War II led to a technological
battle that neither the Axis nor the Allied powers could afford to
lose. First one side, then the other continually sought to wrest the
initiative. This was a battle fought with strange-sounding
weapons such as "Freya," "Mandrel," "Boozer," and
"Window." For many years electronic-warfare systems and their
employment during the conflict remained closely guarded
military secrets. The author, an RAF officer who flew with VForce, specialized in electronic warfare. He was in a unique
position to lift the lid on this largely unexplored aspect of World
War II. This new edition is completely revised and contains much
new material.
2005, Greenhill Books, 1853676160,<15881-03-R-03> 271pp, 43
b/w photos, illustrations, index, appendices, glossary, New in d/w,
£18.99
QB-1811 ~ GARBO: THE PERSONAL STORY OF THE MOST
SUCCESSFUL DOUBLE AGENT EVER ~ by Juan Pujol and
Nigel West
Known as GARBO to the Allies and ARABEL to the German
Intelligence Service. His spy ring was based in London. He was
decorated for his WWII espionage activities by both the British
and the Germans (with the Iron Cross). The story of MI5's
masterly campaign of strategic deception.
1985, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 0297786024,<18051-01-R-03> xiv +
178pp, 10 ills, Ex library. usual stamps. pages browning ow good.
£8.00
QB-1812 ~ WAR, RESISTANCE AND INTELLIGENCE:
COLLECTED ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF M R D FOOT ~ by
(Editor) Doctor K G Robertson
In December 1999 Professor M R D Foot, the leading authority
on SOE in WWII, celebrated his 80th birthday. In his honour
seventeen leading historians, all experts in their field, have
written essays on themes related to M R D Foot's distinguished
academic and literary career, throwing fresh light light on secret
aspects of WWII as more revelations come to light. Contributors
include Sir William Deakin, Ian Kershaw, John Roberts, Mark
Seaman, Kathleen Burk and Peter Hennessey.
1999, Pen & Sword, 0850526892,<28747-01-R-03> 262pp, New,
£20.00
QB-1813 ~ OUR MAN IN MALAYA ~ by Margaret Shennan
The story of John Davis CBE, DSO. When the Japanese invaded
Malaya during World War II service Davis switched from the
Federated Malay States Police to the Intelligence world: first
with MI6 and then with SOE as Mountbatten’s representative in
charge of the resistance mission known as Force 136. A fluent
Cantonese speaker, he became an iconic figure in Malaya's
colonial history, playing a fundamental part in its post-war
history, when during the Communist Emergency he confronted
Chin Peng, leader of the Communist Party
2007, Sutton Publishing, 9780750947107,<25626-01-R-03> 304pp
map. illustrations, Very good in dw,
£10.00
QB-1814 ~ ENIGMA SYMPOSIUM 1994 ~ by (Editor) Major
Hugh Skillen
A series of papers including Experiences of Special Operators
and their role, Radio Security Service, Eavesdropping on the
Enemy, Sigint in Far East, Hut 6 and MR, Naval Y Service etc. A
limited number of copies still available
1995, Major Skillen, Private publication, <26785-02-R-03> 118pp,
illustrations, tables, G in card cover, CARD
£14.00
QB-1815 ~ ENIGMA SYMPOSIUM 1995 ~ by (Editor) Major
Hugh Skillen
A series of articles including RAF Y Service, Breaking Naval
Enigma, Raterschluessel, U-Boat and 4 Wheel Bombs,
Hellschreiber, New Zealand Y Service, German Diplomatic
Intercepts etc A limited number of copies still available
1996, Major Skillen, Private publication, <26769-02-R-03> 164pp,
illustrations, tables, G in card cover, CARD
£14.00
Battles & Battlefields
QB-1821 ~ GREAT MILITARY BATTLES ~ by (Editor) Cyril
Falls
From Rocroi in 1643 to the Ardennes in 1944. 27 major battles
with contributions by Chandler, Duffy, Connell, Terraine,
Young, Paret, Catton, Fuller, SLA Marshall, Keegan, Bond etc.
Also chapters on the Development of Fortifications, Development
of Tactics, Development of Artillery, Development of Uniforms,
70
1987, Brandon, 0863220843,<9890-01-X-01> 176pp. Light cover
wear appears unread. CARD
£4.00
QB-1829 ~ DISCOVERING BRITISH REGIMENTAL
TRADITIONS ~ by Professor Ian F W Beckett
The author is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. In this new
colour edition of this fascinating book he explains how today’s
British Army evolved, with its extraordinary amalgam of rules,
customs, procedures, mascots and nicknames. There are chapters
on veterans, ranks and appointments, badges and uniforms.
2007, Shire Publications, 9780747806622,<7350-01-X-01> 136pp,
New in card cover,
£9.99
QB-1830 ~ THE UNITED NATIONS IN THE NEW WORLD
ORDER: THE WORLD ORGANIZATION AT FIFTY ~ by
Dimitris Bourantonis Editor and Jarrod Wiener Editor
As the Cold war ended and the collapse of bipolarity opened new
vistas and opportunities for international organizations the
contributors examine the conditions under which the UN can
become more effective and responsive to new needs.
1995, Macmillan, 0333631234,<8570-01-X-01> 219pp, Slight
abrasion on cover ow very good, CARD
£6.00
QB-1831 ~ POUR LA FRANCE : RECITS ET SOUVENIRS
MILITAIRES ~ by Francois Bournand
Published at the start of the 20th century, a collection of stories
and poems glorifying France and her flag.
, Librarie Nationale, <21505-01-X-01> 334pp 53 illustrations, Red
illustrated boards bright. darkening at edges. Fr.text,
£25.00
QB-1832 ~ TERRACOTTA WARRIORS: THE SECRET
CODES OF THE EMPEROR'S ARMY ~ by Maurice Cotterell
The legend surrounding the first Emperor of Unified China,
Ch'in Shi Huangdi told of how he decreed that on his death his
body would be protected by an everlasting army. In 1974, an
archaeological find gave credence to the legend when 8000 life
size terracotta warriors were found buried near a tomb. With his
knowledge of how and why ancients encoded information into
their treasures the author, an engineer and scientist, decodes
these long lost secrets to reveal the farewell message of the first
Emperor.
2003, Headline Books, 0747271321,<33624-01-X-01> 298pp.
illustrations, Fine in Fine dw,
£10.00
QB-1833 ~ MILITARY CONCEPTS AND PHILOSOPHY ~ by
Rear Admiral USN Ret Henry E Eccles
Developed from lectures and articles by the author on strategy
and logistics given from 1953 to 1963 at the Naval War College
and the US Air Force School of Systems and Logistics. The
author has sought to formulate a military philosophy in terms of
concepts whose foundations are deep enough to withstand the
currents of technological change and of day to day events.
1965, Rutgers University Press, <35760-01-X-01> 339pp, Red
boards rubbed. Good,
£14.00
QB-1834 ~ THE SCALE MODELLER'S HANDBOOK ~ by
Chris Ellis
Tips for modellers with chapters on Tools, Materials, Scales,
Research, Techniques, Tanks & Military Vehicles, Metal Figures,
Plastic Figures, Airbrushing, Dioramas, Markings and more.
1979, Galley Press, 0861367944,<23288-01-X-01> 208pp, 30 col &
b/w photos Illustrations & drawings, vg in dw,
£6.00
QB-1835 ~ TWENTIETH CENTURY WOMEN OF COURAGE
~ by Beryl E Escott
The names and deeds of women who have been given a high
award for courage, from WWI to the present day. The subjects
come from Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
and South Africa, and include individuals from all walks of life.
Includes those who served in the Armed Forces, SOE, OSS,
Police, Fire, medical services, plus civilians. The medals include
the George Cross, Military Medal, Medal of Honor, Star of
Courage, and Royal Humane Society.
1999, Sutton Publishing, 0750918926,<27945-01-X-01> 288pp, ills,
New,
£12.00
Development of Small Arms. Very heavy, additional postage may
be charged.
1969, Spring Books, 0600016528,<21149-01-S-01> 303pp, 77 col,
330 b/w illustrations, 33 maps & battle plans. Large format, Good in
marked blue boards,
£8.00
QB-1822 ~ THE VICTORS ~ by Brigadier Peter Young Editor
Historians examine 16 Battles in which 16 of the most famous
Generals in modern history made their reputations. They include
Napoleon at Austerlitz 1805; Wellington at Waterloo 1815;
Meade at Gettysburg 1863 and Guderian at the Meuse.
1981, Hamlyn Publishing Group, 0600341666,<8456-01-S-01>
Large Format. 256pp ills. maps, Good. Page edges browning. dw
creased on spine,
£9.00
Other Topics
QB-1823 ~ ITALY: GEOGRAPHICAL HANDBOOK SERIES ~
BR-517. A "Restricted" publication compiled by the British
Naval Intelligence Division as material for the discussion of
naval, military and political problems. An exhaustive summation
of geographical, historical, cultural, industrial etc knowledge of
Italy. Historical chapters give useful accounts of Italy in conflict
through the ages. Numerous appendices cover subjects as diverse
as volcanic activity and damage to cities and works of art
1940/45. Gazeteer of towns, ports. Original green cloth, spines a
little faded, but a good clean set.
1944,,<27253-01-X-01> 4 vols, 2680pp, 417 plates, 296 maps (inc
fold-out maps) + 2 end-pocket maps, nick on cover of one volume,
text g/vg,
£60.00
QB-1824 ~ MANUAL OF PHYSICAL TRAINING ( REPRINT
1908 WITH AMENDMENTS PUBLISHED IN ARMY ORDERS
TO 1914) ~
Covers anatomy and physiology, exercise programmes such as
Obtsacle courses, Running, Gymnastics, dumb Bells. There are
also detailed instructions for all manner of physical training
exercises for the body and limbs. This copy has a crease running
down the front board. The boards are rubbed indicating a lot of
use by previous owners but text clean and unmarked.
1914, HMSO, <35750-01-X-01> 275pp. figs.
£6.00
QB-1825 ~ SEARCH ~
A study of the equipment requirements of the modern US Marine
Corps in the 1980's. Divided into three sections it covers Marine
Corps Exploratory Efforts which includes Surface Mobility,
Aircraft technology and Weaponry technolgy, Material
Requirements, and Items in Production or Procurement.
1985, US Marine Corps, <6512-01-X-01> 137pp, 61 illustrations,
Paper cover worns, ow text vg, CARD
£9.00
QB-1826 ~ THE NATIONAL SONGS OF THE ALLIES AND
NEUTRAL NATIONS ~
Books For The Bairns - No.2. No date.c.1915. Contains music and
words for the national songs of France, India, Italy, Serbia,
Belgium, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Scotland, Ireland and
Wales and others.
, Stead's Publishing, <33653-01-X-01> 30pp, Spine Taped. Large
part of corners of front cover missing. Pages brown.
£9.00
QB-1827 ~ THE ROYAL AIR FORCE ATHLETIC & GAMES
HANDBOOK SUMMER 1962 ~
The rules and conduct of major sports such as Athletics, Cricket,
Gold, Lawn tennis, Swimming, Small Arms and Sailing.Care and
maintenance of grounds with tables for imperial to metric
conversions.
1962,,<69-01-X-01> 360pp + appendix, Blue card covers scuffed.
Good, CARD
£8.00
QB-1828 ~ POLITICS OF IRISH FREEDOM ~ by Gerry Adams
The author is the President of Sinn Fein, the political wing of the
Provisional IRA. He offers his own view of the political questions
raised in Ireland from the 1960's. He describes the nature of
modern republicanism and the changes it has undergone in the
course of the protracted political crisis in Northern Ireland.
71
1943, William Heinemann, <32166-01-X-01> 139pp, dw foxed and
taped on spine ow vg,
£8.00
QB-1842 ~ A GLOBAL ETHIC: THE LEADERSHIP
CHALLENGE ~ by William Hitt
The core values required for Global Leadership into the Twenty
First Century
1996, Battelle Press, 1574770160,<25452-01-X-01> xvi + 182pp, vg
in illustrated boards,
£10.00
QB-1843 ~ THE LONDON QUARTERLY OF WORLD
AFFAIRS JANUARY 1946 VOL XI NO 4 ~ by (Editor) George W
Keeton
A collection of 11 essays on topics of great interest at the end of
the war. They include Europe in Distress, The Atomic Charter,
Burma, the British Commonwealth today, Czechoslovakia and
her minorities and The Hungarian Revolution. In good condition
except a previous owner has underlined some sentences in red
pencil.
1946,,<35764-01-X-01> 91pp,CARD
£10.00
QB-1844 ~ FORCES SWEETHEARTS ~ by Joanna Lumley
Wartime romance from the First World War to the Gulf. How
war brought couples together and tore others apart. With
illustrations of letters, cards, Valentines, honeymooners' hotel
bills etc. The role of pin-ups. The book was published to co-incide
with an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum.
1993, Bloomsbury Publishing, 0747513392,<11907-01-X-01>
192pp, 20 col & 80 b/w illustrations, vg in dw,
£10.00
QB-1845 ~ AMERICAN MILITARY THOUGHT ~ by Walter
Millis
An anthology of original material that demonstrates how
Americans have tended to think about war, military policy and
the military factor in their free society. The aim of the anthology
was to assemble the most important documents of American
Military History up to 1945 and to suggest no more than the
broad outlines of the military revolution since then.Good.Ex
Library usual stamps and markings. Tape marks on boards.
1966, Bobbs-Merrill, <29522-01-X-01> 554pp,
£10.00
QB-1846 ~ A CONCISE HISTORY OF WARFARE ~ by FM
Visc Bernard Montgomery
Montgomery’s knowledgable study on warfare and the
significant campaigns and battles from the earliest times to post
WWII.
1972, Collins, 0001921495,<22955-02-X-01> 368pp, 100
illustrations, maps, Fair in stained brown boards - no d/w,
£6.00
QB-1847 ~ A CONCISE HISTORY OF WARFARE ~ by FM
Visc Bernard Montgomery
Montgomery’s knowledgable study on warfare and the
significant campaigns and battles from the earliest times to post
WWII.
1972, Collins, 0001921495,<22955-01-X-01> 368pp, 100
illustrations, maps, Good in dw,
£8.00
QB-1848 ~ SOVIET STRATEGY TOWARD WESTERN
EUROPE ~ by Edwina Moreton and Gerald Segal
A study of the threat Europe faced from the Soviet Union in the
mid 1980s. Includes a look at Soviet Military and Economic
strategies, external influences such as the USA and China, Soviet
decision making, and ideological influences with respect to
Western Europe etc.
1984, Allen & Unwin, 0043303463,<25540-01-X-01> 296pp, table,
Good, CARD
£9.00
QB-1849 ~ HIBBERT HOUSES: A RECORD ~ by R H Mottram
Includes a small additional pamphlet - Then and Now. A
Unitarian organisation who during the war maintained and
operated hostels for servicemen and women on leave in the Far
East. In Egypt at Cairo and Alexandria, Palestine in Tel Aviv and
Nathanya, Haifa and for a time in Damascus.
1947, The Lindsey Press, <24294-01-X-01> 47pp ills, Splitting on
spine. Fragile but complete. CARD
£20.00
QB-1850 ~ FIGHTING TERRORISM: HOW DEMOCRACIES
CAN DEFEAT DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL
TERRORISTS ~ by Benjamin Netanyahu
QB-1836 ~ WOMEN AT WAR: VOICES FROM THE
TWENTIETH CENTURY ~ by Consulting Editor Nigel Fountain
Women at War examines the enormously important part that
women played in the major wars of the twentieth century. From
their involvement in the First World War as munitions workers,
land girls, postal workers, drivers, and nurses, to their diverse
roles in World War II - everything from fighter controllers, and
ferry pilots to firefighters. The book is accompanied by an
unique, 1 hour audio CD featuring the actual reminiscences of
many of these key players and eyewitnesses, drawn from the
magnificent Sound Archive of Britain's Imperial War Museum.
The result is a remarkable publication that captures the reality of
women at war in their own words, and voices.
2002, Michael O'Mara Books, 185479857X,<33695-01-X-01>
143pp, c 200 colour & b/w illustrations, audio CD, New,
£10.00
QB-1837 ~ AMBASSADOR IN BONDS ~ by F S Gordon Fraser
Black Jacket Premiere series. A collection of sermons/addresses
delivered by the author to prisoners of war in various camps in
Germany during 1941 and 1942.
1943, Hodder & Stoughton, <33674-01-X-01> 104pp, Good in torn
dw,
£12.00
QB-1838 ~ GURKHA REIVER ~ by Neil Griffiths
The Southern Upland Way is Britain’s first coast-to-coast longdistance trail. The 212 mile route cuts across the land from
Portpatrick in the south east of Scotland, to Cockburnspath on
the North Sea. When Neil Griffiths, a 43 year old press officer,
recruited four serving Gurkhas to trek the route as fundraisers
for the Gurkha Welfare Trust, he had no idea that the
guidebooks had declared it not ‘really charity walk terrain’.
Three of the men came from the Everest area and the fourth
from Annapurna. These are not the type of men to whom you say
‘there’s a big hill ahead’ without meeting wry smiles. The author
weaves into the story the links with the Gurkhas, who have
served the British for nearly two hundred years.
2003, Cualann Press, 0954441605,<33741-01-X-01> 192pp,
numerous b/w illustrations, New in card cover, CARD
£5.00
QB-1839 ~ THE POWER TO PROBE: A STUDY OF
CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATIONS ~ by James Hamilton
The author served throughout the Senate Watergate hearings as
Asst. Chief Counsel to Senator Ervin's Select Committee. This
experience led him to realise how little is known on law and
procedures in this area. He examines the legal history of
congressional investigations from the Post -Revolutionary preiod
to the present. He also analyses the rights and obligations of
citizens as well as the rights and duties of other branches of
government.
1976, Random House, 0394497961,<32424-01-X-01> 333pp, vg in
marked dw,
£12.00
QB-1840 ~ SHEATHING THE SWORD ~ by Meirion & Susie
Harries
A study of the effects of Japanese demilitarization & the
American Occupation of Japan. The authors trace the fall and
rise of militarism in the country over the four decades since
Hiroshima & Japan's unconditional surrender in August 1945. It
addresses the "Humanisation" of the god-emperor, the purge
without trial of 200,000 militarists, the disastrous prosecution of
Hideki Tojo & the efforts of some of the Americans to preserve
the Imperial High Command as a framework on which to rebuild
Japan as a major cold war ally
1989, William Heinemann, 0434313785,<27912-03-X-01> 364pp, 12
photos, map, sources, index, Reading copy. Splitting slightly at
photographs. CARD
£5.00
QB-1841 ~ CAPTAIN SMITH AND COMPANY ~ by Robert
Henriques
The author, a Lieutenant-Colonel was a founder member of the
Commandos when they were first formed after the Fall of
France. The reveries of the dying Captain Smith of an attack on a
Norwegian Fjord, Embarkation Leave, Bivouac on a mountain
and messages to an unborn son in letters. A work of fiction which
has been called an allegory of peace and war and a work of
impressionism
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Civil-Military Relations on the North-West Frontier of India;
Civil-Military Relations in Nazi Germany's Shadow - the Case of
Hungary 1939-1941.
1976, Croom Helm Ltd, <22180-01-X-01> 254pp, index, Good in
rubbed dw,
£12.00
QB-1859 ~ TOMMY GOES HOME ~ by Peter Stiff
Manfred Forster, a doctor of geology fled East Germany in the
hours before the Berlin Wall went up and settled in West
Germany. In 1972 they bought a lion cub - Tommy - and brought
it up as a member of the family until the authorities started
investigating. This is their account of taking Tommy home to
Africa, travelling through Europe via war torn Portugal to
Rhodesia and Angola
1977, Jacaranda Press, 0797402799,<21424-01-X-01> 230pp,
illustrations, endpaper maps, Dustjacket rubbed otherwise Very
Good.
£10.00
QB-1860 ~ THE ANATOMY OF ERROR : ANCIENT
MILITARY DISASTERS AND THEIR LESSONS FOR
MODERN STRATEGISTS ~ by Barry S Strauss and Josiah Ober
Eight case studies on military disasters including Xerxes of Persia
and the Greek wars; Lysander and Agesilaus; Darius iii;
Jugurtha versus Rome; Hannibal versus Rome; Mark Anthony.
Great generals of the classical period and their mistakes.
1990, St. Martin's Press, 0312076282,<1733-01-X-01> 288pp. Slight
creasing on corners ow very good. CARD
£12.00
QB-1861 ~ BETRAYAL BY RULERS ~ by Prince Michel Sturdza
The author was former foreign minister for Roumania. He traces
the deterioration of the west, and especially the United States
since World war II, finding a pattern of action that cannot be
explained by folly or accident.
1976, Western Islands, 0882791222,<35730-01-X-01> 335pp, Card
covers creased. Good, CARD
£5.00
QB-1862 ~ FEARFUL WARRIORS ~ by Ralph K White
A psychological profile of US-Soviet relations in the 1980s. Looks
at Soviet Power and intentions, the impact of WWI and WWII,
and the problems of dealing with the perceived threat.
1984, Free Press, 0029337607,<5584-01-X-01> x + 374pp. vg in
faded dw,
£10.00
QB-1863 ~ THE ESCAPERS ~ by Eric Williams
Eighteen first hand accounts of Prisoner of War escapes from the
16th Century to the end of World War II. Escapees include
Casanova, Winston Churchill. H A cartwright, Roy Farran, T C
F Prittie and Robert Kee.
1953, Collins, <13224-01-X-01> 432pp, Fair - no d/w
£6.00
QB-1864 ~ DICTIONARY OF WAR QUOTATIONS ~ by Justin
Wintle
Divied into three sections the books offers quotations from
theorists such as Clausewitz, Mao Tse-Tung, Sun Tzu. The
second and larges section is arranged chronologically realtes to
wars and battles, from the Marathon to Vietnam.The final part
looks at the personalities such as Alexander the Great, Caesar,
Napoleon, Wellington, Patton and Hitler among many others.
1989, Hodder & Stoughton, 0340485604,<3125-01-X-01> 506pp,, vg
in good dw,
£8.00
QB-1865 ~ THE SAS SURVIVAL HANDBOOK ~ by John
Wiseman
The author served in the SAS. He was at one time a survival
instructor to the regiment. The techniques and information
detailed in the book are based on the author's experiences with
the unit. Covers everything from identifying edible fungii to
building a raft.
1986, Collins, 0002727749,<21540-01-X-01> 288pp, numerous
illustrations & diagrams, Good in illustrated boards.
£10.00
Citing diverse examples the author demonstrates that domestic
groups are usually no match for an advanced technological
society, but international terrorism poses a greater threat
particularly where he sees the Islamic Militancy drawing
inspiration and directives from Iran. Predating 9/11, and written
by a prominent Israeli politician, the book provides a prescient
message.
1995,0850319196,<33621-01-X-01> 152pp, vg in dw,
£10.00
QB-1851 ~ GERMANY LAND OF SUBSITUTES ~ by Olaf
Nissen
The author describes the German inventiveness in producing
ersatz (substitutes) for materials including sugar, paper, rubber,
coffee, dyes from potato tops, engine parts and medical dressings.
1944, Scientific Book Club, <23845-01-X-01> 176pp, vg in rubbed
dw with small tear on bottom front,
£8.00
QB-1852 ~ THE CHANGING FACE OF BATTLE ~ by Brian
Perrett
A survey of wars and warfare through the ages. How foot
soldiers, archers and the cavalry all had dominance before
gunpowder altered forever the face of war. All the major battles
are covered, including Trafalgar, Austerlitz, Waterloo, the
Somme, Amiens, Midway, Alamein and Stalingrad.
1999, Cassell, 0304353078,<27963-01-X-01> 320pp, 100 photos, 70
line drawings & maps, New,
£12.00
QB-1853 ~ THE BOLSHEVIK ADVENTURE ~ by John Pollock
The author went to Petrograd in 1915 to do relief work among
the refugees from the area of the war. Whilst he was there he saw
something of the front, much of the revolution and more of the
Bolshevik regime than would normally have been seen by a
visitor. He was also in Moscow during the attempt on Lenin's life
and in Saratov during Trotsky's visit there prior to the taking of
Samara.
1919, Constable, <33617-01-X-01> 279pp, Red boards rubbed no
dw. ow very good. Some pages uncut.
£25.00
QB-1854 ~ THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX OF
THE USA ~ by B. Pyadyshev
The author has written a number of works on the militarypolitical aspects of US imperialist activity. Here he analyses the
alliance of the largest monopolies and the military in the state
apparatus (MIC).He shows the class substance of the MIC and
the conditions which have led to its emergence and considers the
structures, forms and methods of its activity and its role in the
US economy, politics and ideology.
1977, Progress Pub. Moscow, <654-01-X-01> 187pp, very good in
slightly spine faded dw,
£7.00
QB-1855 ~ THE WORLD'S ELITE FORCES ~ by Bruce Quarrie
Includes the elite and irregular forces of Britain, the US, the
Commonwealth and South Africa, Western Europe, Israel and
WARPAC. Looks at their role and operations.
1985, Octopus, 0706422678,<21665-01-X-01> 160pp, 17
illustrations, 4 maps, 6 tables, vg in card covers, CARD
£9.00
QB-1856 ~ COLLINS DICTIONARY OF MILITARY
QUOTATIONS ~ by Trevor Royle
'Kings do not kill each other, it is not the done thing', or 'the most
horrible war I ever took part in'. These are just two of over 35000
quotations on military matters.
1990, Routledge, 0415041384,<12641-01-X-01> 210pp, vg in dw.
gift inscription on fep,
£10.00
QB-1857 ~ STRATEGY FOR THE WEST ~ by Marshal of the
Royal Air Force Sir John Slessor GCB.DSO.MC
Based on the author's lectures to the War & Staff Colleges in the
UK, Canada and USA. The Allied strategy to be adopted against
the threat formed by the Soviet Union, based on the experiences
of global war and the then, latest military capabilities.
1954, Cassell, <748-01-X-01> xvi + 162pp, Good with marked
boards
£8.00
QB-1858 ~ SWORDS AND COVENANTS ~ by C G F Stanley
A series of essays collected and published in honour of the
Centenary of the Royal Military College of Canada. Includes the
US Invasion of Canada, 1775-1776; Wolseley, the Khartoumn
Relief Expedition and the Defence of India 1885-1900; British
We hope that you have enjoyed the content of this catalogue. We
apologise for our delay in producing this catalogue – This was
caused by an accidental injury to our publishing manager.
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