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Algeria: The Realities by Germaine Tillion (£17.00)Publisher: Eye & Spottiswoode — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Tanning to the blanks and pastedowns. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the flap: “This book does not discuss the Algerian problem in terms of the political and military manoeuvrings which have recently embittered and obscured it. It goes far deeper. It considers Algeria as a single but striking example of what happens to a primitive culture when it is brought into contact with a modern industrialised economy. This book is important not only as a brief but cogent treatment of the real problems of Algeria. It has applications to many other under-developed countries, including those in the British Commonwealth. Germaine Tillion is qualified to write it by a long study of the problem and by an intimate knowledge ofAlgeria and her peoples.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 93 pages. Tags: algeria france over-population unbalancing economy french resistance movement deportation camps concentration camp regime nationalism federalism separatism colonialism terrorism fatalism fanaticism communism elections integration negotiations, capitulation f.l.n. m.n.a. arab league intelligence service
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Modern Warfare 1851-Present by H. W. [Hannsjoachim Wolfgang] Koch (£16.00)Publisher: Bison Books — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861241282]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a diagonal crease to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Maps;

From the cover: “The third and final volume of the trilogy beginning with Medieval Warfare, and continuing with The Rise of Modern Warfare, is Modern Warfare 1815-Present by H W Koch. Medieval Warfare covered the development of weapons, strategy and tactics from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the Thirty Years’ War. The second volume, The Rise of Modern Warfare, covered the period from the end of the Thirty Years’ War in 1648 to the wars of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. This volume carries the story forward from the Battle of Waterloo and the Congress of Vienna in 1815, through the development of heavy artillery, rapid-fire weapons, such as the machine gun, and other advances of the nineteenth century which presaged the wars of attrition such as World War I through World War II to the present day.

The year-long siege of Sebastopol during the Crimean War and the Siege of Vicksburg during the American Civil War, as well as the Virginia campaigns of Robert E Lee, were precursors of modern total warfare to a far greater extent than Britain’s easy colonial victories in India and Africa fought during the same period. The rapid victories of the Prussian armies of von Moltke over Austria at Koniggratz in 1866 and the French at Sedan in 1870 were the results of a modern massed army fighting against traditional professional armies not greatly advanced from their eighteenth century counterparts. The introduction of the needle gun, the Maxim gun and the Lee-Enfield rifle, combined with the evolution of the tank as a replacement for armoured cavalry were developments bound to change the nature of warfare in the twentieth century.

The war of attrition fought by Britain in South Africa, including the long sieges of Ladysmith and Mafeking, as well as the six-month long siege of Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War were portents of a new age in warfare for the warlords of Europe who were to launch World War I. They hoped for a war that would end in weeks. Millions of combatants and civilians alike were slaughtered in the four-year-long war of attrition in Europe between 1914 and 1918. The introduction of aerial warfare and naval blockades, which could starve a nation into submission, made twentieth century warfare unlike any previously encountered. By the time of World War II, whole nations, not merely their armies, found themselves locked in deadly combat for years until one side was worn down into helpless impotence. No one in Europe could escape the effect of the total war that was waged from 1939 to 1945.

The horrendous results of the holocaust which caused the deaths of tens of millions altered the character of warfare once again after World War II. The entire progression from “wars of gentlemen” through total war to the post-1945 age of limited war, including Korea, Algeria and Vietnam, as well as the four wars in the Middle East is described. The limited wars of the post-1945 period were perhaps the precursors of a new, even more terrible form of total conflict should a third world war ever occur.

Illustrated by hundreds of contemporary paintings, action photographs in both color and monochrome, and replete with technical drawings, maps and cutaway illustrations of the relevant weapons as well as special drawings of the uniforms of the period. Modern Warfare should become a classic and essential reading in the library of anyone interested in modern militarv historv.”
Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: military art and science europe history modern warfare army society france clausewitz total war the forgotten wars world nuclear age hannsjoachim wolfgang koch 0861241282
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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The Mediterranean and Middle East: Volume I the Early Successes Against Italy (to May 1941) by I. S. O. [Ian Stanley Ord] Playfair (£16.00)Publisher: Uckfield: The Naval & Military Press — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1845740653]Condition: Good. Upper wrapper heavily curled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [10]; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". In the History of the Second World War United Kingdom Military series. [XXV] 506 pages. Tags: history second world war united kingdom military 1939-1945 operations campaigns warfare battles theatre north africa italy african campaign western desert tunis algeria guides chronologies official publications middle mediterranean
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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The Khrushchev Pattern by Frank Gibney (£13.00)Publisher: Prentice-Hall International — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with some very small nicks. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “DURING THE HALF DECADE between 1955 and 1960, men watched with dreadful fascination the uncoiling of the Khrushchev Pattern, one of the most startling switches in the history of international politics, and one of the cleverest. The leader of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev, used his power to swing his country and the entire Communist movement along a path of “competitive coexistence” that seemed to challenge not only the tactics of Stalin’s past rule but the very premises of the Communist system. Frank Gibney shows how successfully this new tactic operated with the world’s Communist parties and their sympathizers—in the widest variety of circumstances. In some areas it posed great problems for Khrushchev, because its surface friendliness and emphasis on a Popular Front approach threatened the historic unity of Communist discipline. At moments, as in the Hungarian revolt of 1956, the entire approach had to be sacrificed to the ruthless needs of Soviet power politics. But by and large Khrushchev’s “soft sell” version of Communism proved a far more formidable menace to the Free World than Stalin’s rigid line. Although the emphasis in his policy became openly aggressive after the U-2 incident and Khrushchev’s Summit breakup in the spring of 1960, the gains made by the Khrushchev Pattern were substantial. In a world where so many of the new, uncommitted nations appeared so ready to play off East against West, the superficially reasonable Khrushchev Pattern was surely as terrible a threat as Stalin’s more obvious aggression.”Notes: Jacket designed by Robert Jonas. Size: 8¼" x 5¾". Grey boards with Red titling to the Spine. 280 pages. Tags: self-government democratization soviet-yugoslav communist-front teachers union czechoslovakia anti-communist inter-american confederation berry chaban-delmas organizations bungei-shunju international stabilization mexico-russo anti-fascist brasilei-ros intelligence nationalists israeli-arab mikhailovich trabajadores independence association aufklaerung diaz-verson gordeytchik afghanistan dzerzhinsky switzerland sovestskaya intercambio cooperation stepanovich directorate declaration gopalaswamy fundamentos committees industrial assistance abderrahim liberation betancourt eisenhower estenssoro federation indonesian indo-china
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Algeria Volume II by Anon (£12.50)Publisher: London: Naval Intelligence Division — 1944Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Heavily faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Ex-University Library: Numerals to the spine; Lending card to the first blank; Library stamp to the title page verso; Description: Number B. R. 505 A in the series. Prepared by the Oxford sub-centre of the Naval Intelligence Division. Illustrated by way of: Appendices [6]; Maps in Rear Pocket [1]; Black & White Photographs; Fold-out plans; Graphs; Diagrams; Maps; Fold-Out Maps;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Geographical Handbook series. [XIV] 500 pages. Tags: geographical handbook geography physical algeria handbooks manual economic conditions literature 1943-1944 manuals travel britain admiralty naval intelligence division history social second war
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72
Khrushchev: The Years in Power by Roy Medvedev; Zhores A. Medvedev; (£9.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 019215835X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.Description: Notes: 212 pages. Tags: self-government democratization soviet-yugoslav communist-front teachers union czechoslovakia anti-communist inter-american confederation berry chaban-delmas organizations bungei-shunju international stabilization mexico-russo anti-fascist brasilei-ros intelligence nationalists israeli-arab mikhailovich trabajadores independence association aufklaerung diaz-verson gordeytchik afghanistan dzerzhinsky switzerland sovestskaya intercambio cooperation stepanovich directorate declaration gopalaswamy fundamentos committees industrial assistance abderrahim liberation betancourt eisenhower estenssoro federation indonesian indo-china
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Wartime Courage: Stories of Extraordinary Courage by Ordinary People in World War Two by Gordon Brown (£9.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747596077]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly.Description: From the cover: “In these eleven stories of courage in the Second World War, Prime Minister Gordon Brown pays tribute to the heroism of that great generation of British men and women who took up arms against tyranny and overcame it. Some are accounts of decisive action taken in the searing heat of battle: early in the war Lieutenant Richard Stannard, RNR, showed steely calm and ingenuity during the retreat from Norway in 1940, winning a VC; while on D-Day, Company Sergeant Major Hollis of the Green Howards won his by storming a pillbox alone, paving the way for a crucial advance to higher ground. Other stories tell of great danger faced again and again: Graham Hayes and Geoffrey Appleyard of the Small Scale Raiding Force (forerunner of the SBS) carried out daring and innovative actions over many months off Africa and along the Normandy coast; while John Bridge, a physics teacher turned mine- and bomb-disposal officer, repeatedly practised his nerve-racking skills for six years, always aware that there were no second chances if things went wrong. Behind enemy lines the sangfroid and sheer endurance of clandestine operatives like Major Hugh Seagrim in occupied Burma and Violette Szabo in occupied France showed a daunting, almost mysterious form of courage; and on the home front two railwaymen risked their lives to save a small country town from devastation when their ammunition train caught fire.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 238 pages. Tags: thousand-bomber march-phillipps stoke-on-trent sub-lieutenant anti-submarine skellingthorpe sabbatarianism congregational pas-de-calais bergen-belsen buna-monowitz stirlingshire concentration warwickshire molenbeersel lincolnshire bedfordshire schopenhauer zig-zagging highlanders whissonsett afghanistan remembrance scharnhorst association ravensbruck mountbatten rolls-royce territorial marlborough arromanches corporation recruitment mesopotamia wallenberg lieutenant manchester cottesmore montgomery lighthouse simonstown sunderland commanders missionary madagascar baveystock submarines university casablanca bonhoeffer millennium
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
Khrushchev's Russia by Edward Crankshaw (£3.00)Publisher: Pelican — 1963Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Pages gently age-tanned. Fragile.Description: From the cover: “This book deals neither with the Russia of the tourist, nor with that much discussed enigma, the Russia of the conference room. There is a third country. Khrushchev’s Russia, too seldom seen for what it is, too often confused with the mask it wears in the world arena. The author does not discuss Russian foreign policy or (except in a brief account of the war and of the re-shuffling after Stalin’s death) Russian history. He is concerned with the material progress and internal aims that have established themselves under Khrushchev, with the targets set to bring the country level with America in both per capita and total production, with Khrushchev the man (whom the author sees primarily as a superb practical administrator), with the new young Russians and their mental climate, and with the inside story of the Pasternak affair, of which he gives a fascinating account. The author gives a fascinating account of the Pasternak affair, and for this new edition he has added a chapter to bring the book completely up to date.”Tags: self-government democratization soviet-yugoslav communist-front teachers union czechoslovakia anti-communist inter-american confederation berry chaban-delmas organizations bungei-shunju international stabilization mexico-russo anti-fascist brasilei-ros intelligence nationalists israeli-arab mikhailovich trabajadores independence association aufklaerung diaz-verson gordeytchik afghanistan dzerzhinsky switzerland sovestskaya intercambio cooperation stepanovich directorate declaration gopalaswamy fundamentos committees industrial assistance abderrahim liberation betancourt eisenhower estenssoro federation indonesian indo-china
P&P: UK 1st £2.38. UK 2nd £2.20. EU Surface £2.56. EU Air £2.86. ROW Surface £2.56. ROW Air £4.30

 
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