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China At War by Freda Utley (£249.00)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber — 1939Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss, heavy damp-marking to the reverse showing slightly at the panels. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Endpapers and blanks a little grubby. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Map to the rear slightly mis-folded. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs; Fold-Out Maps [1];

From the cover: “Freda Utley, who has just returned from the seat of war in the Far East, gives us in this book a vivid description of the Chinese war, as she has seen it from the Chinese side, backed by a brilliant expose of the Chinese political situation. One of the very few British newspaper correspondents in the war zone (she represented the News Chronicle), the only Englishwoman to visit the Yangtze fronts, and a world-renowned authority on Far Eastern matters, Miss Utley is quite exceptionally well informed, as readers of her last book, Japan’s Feet of Clay, know. A trained and accurate observer, she allows her sympathy with the Chinese cause to warm but not to warp the truth. A naturally straightforward writer, she makes her story easy to read, deeply interesting, and therefore deeply moving.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 306 pages. Tags: china history politics government social conditions press war reporting military operations campaigns warfare battles hong kong canton hankow wuhan cities yangtze front political situation japan
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Memoirs of General de Caulaincourt, Duke of Vicenza, Grand Ecuyer de L'empereur by Armand Augustin Louis Caulaincourt de Duc de Vicence (£196.00)Publisher: Paris: Librairie Plon — 1933Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' name to the first blank of each volume. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Contains: French language text; Black & white plates; Portrait to the frontispiece; Marbled end papers & blanks;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 444/409/495 pages. Tags: vicence napoleon emperor french france armee napoleonic wars 1800-1815 campaigns russia history consulate first empire revolution
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French Aircraft 1939-42: Fighters, Bombers, Reconnaissance and Observation Types by Dominique Breffort (£151.00)Publisher: Paris: Histoire & Collections — 2011Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 2352501970]Condition: Near Fine. Slightest rubbing to the tips of the wrappers otherwise a very well presented copy of an uncommon title. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Contrary to what was long believed and asserted, French Armée de I’Air was not crushed on the first day of the German attack, on 10 May 1940. For aircraft, France did have — and a lot! — and in particular it did have pilots who fought, who even fought very bravely, especially if you take into account the equipment they were using, that subtle blend of out-of-date and therefore vulnerable machines and new, modern aircraft with all their teething troubles which not always corrected. This book, which is actually the reissue, very substantially increased, of volumes 7 and 8 of the Planes & Pilots series bearing the same title and published by Histoire & Collections in 2004-2005, provides a comprehensive overview of military aircraft of the crucial period in the history of the Armée de I’Air extending from the beginning of World War II to the dissolution of the aviation of the Vichy regime. From Amiot to Potez, all fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and observation planes used by the Armée de I’Air between 1939 and 1942, produced in France or purchased abroad, are presented by alphabetical order, supplemented by an overview presentation of the main prototypes built and flying before the end of hostilities but which circumstances prevented from being produced in series, even though this was planned and indeed sometimes already started.”
Notes: Illustrated by Andre´ Jouineau [Profiles]. Size: 11¾" x 9". 160 pages. Tags: french france air history war 1939-1945 airplanes military 20th century aerial operations battles campaigns second vehicles forces warfare aviation europe bombers fighters pilots luftwaffe vichy regime
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History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814 by W. F. P. [William Francis Patrick] Napier (£149.00)Publisher: London: Constable — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrappers of each volume Edges of the text block lightly tanned otherwise a very nice set. Not common in this first printing of this edition. Description: First in this edition, a facsimile of the Third Edition. [First: London: Thomas & William Boone, 1835-1836] Illustrated by way of: Fold-out Plans; Maps; Tables;

Volume I: ISBN: 0094716803. [XI] 638pp [Facsimile of the 3rd Edition]

Volume II: ISBN: 0094716900. [XI] 532pp [Facsimile of the 2nd Edition]

Volume III: ISBN: 0094718601. [XI] 651pp [Facsimile of the 2nd Edition]

Volume IV: ISBN: 0094718709. [XI] 589pp

Volume V: ISBN: 0094718806. 622pp

Volume VI: ISBN: 0094718903. 709pp
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Brown boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 0 pages. Tags: napoleonic wars 1800-1815 army operations spain peninsular war france warfare defence european history portugal military europe campaigns southern consulate first empire
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The Campaigns Of Napoleon by David Chandler (£136.00)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small tape reinforcement to the reverse at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps; Portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XLIII] 1172 pages. Tags: napoleon emperor french campaigns napoleonic wars history france military europe European bonaparte
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Official History (Naval and Military) Russo-Japanese War: Vol. II Maps by The Historical Section of The Committee of Imperial Defence (£109.00)Publisher: London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office — 1912Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Map case a little battered and faded. Maps slightly tanned. Description: Map case to accompany text of Volume II containing folded maps/plans numbered 19 to 44 with No. 40 being an overlay to the Port Arthur No. 39. Separately 4 maps/charts numbered VIII to XI.Notes: Size: 10¼" x 6¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: defence military operations japanese war 1904-1905 russo-japanese naval campaigns warfare battles manchuria russo guides chronologies official publications theses
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Old Friends, New Enemies: The Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945 by Arthur J. Marder, Mark Jacobsen & John Horsfield (£84.00)Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198201508]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the head of the upper panel and faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “This first scholarly account of the Royal Navy in the Pacific War is a companion volume to Arthur Marder’s Old Friends, New Enemies: Strategic Illusions, 1936-1941. Picking up the story at the nadir of British naval fortunes — everywhere weak and naked , in Churchill’s phrase — it examines the Royal Navy’s role in events from 1942 to the Japanese surrender in August 1945.

Drawing on both British and Japanese sources and personal accounts by participants, the authors vividly retell the story of the collapse of Allied defences in the Dutch East Indies, culminating in the Battle of the Java Sea. They recount the attempts of the ‘fighting admiral’, Sir James Somerville, to train his motley fleet of cast-offs into an efficient fighting force in spite of the reluctance of Churchill, who resisted the formation of a full-scale British Pacific Fleet until the 1945 assault on the Ryukyu Islands immediately south of Japan.

Meticulously researched and fully referenced, this unique and absorbing account provides a controversial analysis of the key personalities who shaped events in these momentous years, and makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the Pacific War.

Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXX] 621 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history 19th century japan kaigun war 1939-1945 naval operations japanese forces warfare british second battles campaigns maritime asian united kingdom 0198201508 9780198201502
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The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Volume II: November 1940-December 1941 by G. A. Titterton (£74.00)Publisher: London: Whitehall History Publishing in association with Frank Cass — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0714652059]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: First appeared as a classified document in 1952 prepared by G. A. Titterton for the Historical Section of the Admiralty. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Plans;Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Brown & The First Sea Lord. Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Whitehall Histories: Naval Staff histories series. [XXII VIII] 318 pages. Tags: whitehall histories naval staff war 1939-1945 campaigns mediterranean operations british maritime history european second military battles united kingdom britain
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The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Volume I: September 1939-October 1940 by G. A. Titterton (£73.00)Publisher: London: Whitehall History Publishing in association with Frank Cass — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0714651796]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Initially appeared as a classified document in 1952 prepared by G. A. Titterton for the Historical Section of the Admiralty. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Plans;Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Brown & The First Sea Lord. Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Whitehall Histories: Naval Staff histories series. [XXI VIII] 178 pages. Tags: whitehall histories naval staff britain royal navy history war 1939-1945 campaigns mediterranean operations british second military battles forces warfare europe sea convoy battle run gibraltar alexandria operation hat
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The Battle of Britain: Then and Now by Edited by Winston G. Ramsey (£57.00)Publisher: London: Battle of Britain Prints International — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0900913258]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1980] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Ribbon Markers [1]; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Forty years later, After the Battle magazine has ploughed an entirely fresh furrow across this legendary field of human conflict to produce what has now come to be regarded as a memorial to The Few’.

This 816-page book contains over one thousand seven hundred pictures and over half a million words of text contributed by specialists, enthusiasts and historians. It does not attempt to re-tell the story of the battle once again. Instead it has been the Editor’s intention to bring a new aspect to the combat between July 10 — October 31, 1940 through the presentation of comparative ‘then and now’ photographs familiar to readers of After the Battle magazine.

Never before has such detailed coverage been given to the losses of either the Royal Air Force or the Luftwaffe. The graves of RAF aircrew that were killed have been listed, visited by the editorial team and photographed as a complete and lasting record of those that died. The pilots, their memorials, crashes and crash sites, and the aircraft that have survived are profusely illustrated. Twenty of the most famous fighter aerodromes from which they flew have been explored and are described as they were at the time and as they are today, with a particularly detailed account of one typical front line station.

With an extra 96 pages, the Mk II edition brings together all the additional research and information on the battle which has come to light since the book was originally published. Also included is a complete listing of ‘The Few’ — all those aircrew of Fighter Command who participated in the Battle — which is the culmination of more than twenty-five years’ work by John Holloway. Plus illustrated indexes of aircraft and personnel together with a pen portrait of Pilot Officer Keith Gillman — featured on the dustjacket.

No book has ever been published that chronicles the Battle of Britain in this way. Among its pages, men and events, aircraft and aerodromes that have already been consigned to the past are commemorated in the present.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 816 pages. Tags: britain royal air force fighter command history battle pilots british irish second world war military battles campaigns forces warfare engineering aircraft united kingdom aviation graves memorials crash sites raf luftwaffe
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Culloden: 1746 The Last Highland Charge by John Sadler (£56.50)Publisher: Cromwell Films — 1993Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “These are the memoirs of James Johnstone, who served in the Jacobite Rebellion in 1746, first as an Aide de Camp to Lord Murray, then as a Captain of Artillery. Included here is the complete and unabridged text, minus only the footnotes, from the start of Johnstone’s adventure until immediately after the Battle of Culloden.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Campaigns in History series. 91 pages. Tags: culloden battle scotland 1746 jacobite rebellion 1745-1746 highlander operations hanoverian campaigns victories military massacre england battles britain kingdom history defence century british europe united irish great 18th 1800 king war rebellions 1700 1900 john prebble 0140025766
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Adventures in a TV Nation by Michael Moore; Kathleen Glynn; (£54.00)Publisher: Pan — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330419145]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “This book recounts the intriguing behind-the-scenes stories of the filming TV Nation and reveals how Moore and his associates got it past the censors and on the air. It also relates those stories which were too controversial to show — including the voice-activated lie detector scan which tested the daily news and recorded a lie in just about every report. If you have ever felt powerless or at the mercy of ‘the system’, Adventures in a TV Nation is guaranteed to lift your spirits.”Notes: 241 pages. Tags: action-packed alarm alarms american america's analysed anecdotes arts aryan average band bane baseball-capped battery beach behalf broadcast broadcasts called campaigns ceo chicken choice chronicling commission conducted consciousness corporate crackers cranked crime-fighting crimemobile' crusaders dancers' described deserved despite disappeared documentary effects emmy ended episodes everybody excellent flint followed gatecrashed generally getting giant-sized
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England's Battles by Sea and Land by W. F. Williams, W. C. Stafford & H. Tyrrell (£54.00)Publisher: London & New York: The London Printing & Publishing Company — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards worn and soiled, rubbed and bumped at head tail and corners and overall slightly dull and marked. Previous owner’s inscription to first blank which is also foxed. Frontispiece and first blank creased at top corner. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. PP 51-53 gather detached in Vol IX. A reference copy with more than acceptable plates. Description: Contains: Black & white plates; Black & white drawings; Portraits; Title page vignette; Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank — “To Leslie James Henry Pitman Thank God for Victory June 28/19. From Father, James Pitman". This is the date of The Versailles Treaty which ended the First World War. I have been unable to establish who the Pitmans were unfortunately. Four volumes in Two. Volume I covers the History of the Wars Caused by the French Revolution. 1972-1812. Volume II covers the History of the French War, from 1812, to it close; of other wars, in which England has been engaged, to A. D. 1840; and Retrospective View of England’s Battles by Sea and Land, From 55 B. C. to the French Revolution, A. D. 1792. Volume III covers the History of England's Campaigns in India and China and of the Indian Mutiny 1857 - 1859. Volume IX covers the History of The Volunteer Movement, 1858 - 1863 and of The War with Russia, 1854 - 1856.Notes: Size: 11" x 7½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [CXXXII] 302,319,452,209 pages. Tags: india Versailles wwI wwII war europe china indian Volunteer mutiny ghandi Russia
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The Battle of Spicheren August 6th 1870 and the Events That Preceded It: A Study in Practical Tactics and War Training by G. F. R. [George Francis Robert] Henderson (£54.00)Publisher: Aldershot: Gale & Polden — 1909Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with fading to the spine and some small marks to both boards. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, later printing [First Published: 1902] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Fold-Out Maps; Fold-out Map to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “This account, penned by a noted British military historian of the late 19th century, remains one of the best narratives of a 19th-century battle yet published.

The Battle of Spicheren was fought in early August 1870, and like many of the battles in the opening phase of the Franco-Prussian war, could be termed an encounter battle. Fighting over very difficult terrain, German forces dislodged the French II Corps after a heroic defence. Henderson not only drew on the General Staff works and other official sources available to military historians of the late 19th century — the value of his work is that he also utilised many other accounts, including regimental histories.

He presents an extremely detailed narrative of the battle. Following a full discussion of the events of 6 August 1870, he also discusses the tactics of the battle, and training and other characteristics of the troops involved.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Gale & Polden's Military Series series. [XXX] 300 [12, L, 74] pages. Tags: henderson spicheren battle franco-prussian war 1870-1871 campaigns france european history military battles germany europe french corps
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A Drop Too Many by John Frost (£53.00)Publisher: Sphere — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0722136900]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps, upper wrap lightly creased. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A controversial soldier and an inspired leader, Major-General John Frost took the Second Battalion of the Parachute Regiment on its dare-devil attack to capture prime enemy radar positions in the action immortalized by its courage and strategy and known as the Bruneval Raid. From there he commanded troops in North Africa, Italy and finally on the ill-fated mission to Arnhem. As High Command slept Frost’s men mounted a pre-emptive strike which had the SS Panzer grenadiers on the run and which would have won the day — but for a chain reaction of tragic errors. What went wrong? Here at last is the real story behind the Arnhem disaster — and the subsequent redrawing of the map of Europe.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 271 pages. Tags: observations netherlands narratives regimental operations histories parachute campaigns battalion biography regiment generals personal western britain arnhem battle frost world front great army war
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Dardanelles Patrol: The Incredible Story of the E. 11 by Peter Shankland; Anthony Hunter; (£53.00)Publisher: Granada — 1978Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0583118615]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the cover and spine. Pages lightly age-tanned. Slightly fragile with age now.Description: From the cover: “This is one of the most exciting submarine stories ever written — a story of great courage against considerable odds. The E.11. was to be the spearhead of a mission to force the Dardanelles and give Allied Forces access to the Sea of Marmara — the proud harbour into which no enemy had sailed since the Turks had conquered it nearly 500 years previously, preserved inviolate by the 35-mile length of the treacherous narrow Dardanelles Straits. E.11., its commander, Lieutenant-Commander Nasmith, and his men against the combined hazards of mines, nets, shore-based guns, patrol-craft, destroyers, search-lights and, supremely, the perilously long dive up the Straits. From first to last the danger was acute and the odds long.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 159 pages. Tags: britain campaign campaigns dardanelles gallipoli naval navy operations peninsula royal straits submarine submarines turkey
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The Invasion of France, 1814 by Captain F. W. O. [Frederick William Orly] Maycock (£53.00)Publisher: London: George Allen & Unwin — 1914Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Ex-Military Library: Numerals to the spine; Library stamp to the title page; Lending card to the first blank; Library stamp to the title page verso; Scattered stamps;Description: Illustrated by way of: Fold-Out Maps [6] in Rear Pocket; Number 21 in the series.Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Orange boards with Dark Orange titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Special Campaign series. [XV] 238 pages. Tags: maycock special campaign history france campaigns 1813-1814 napoleon emperor french napoleonic wars invasion
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The Naval War in the Mediterranean 1940-1943 by Jack Greene & Alessandro Massignani (£49.00)Publisher: London: Chatham Publishing — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861760574]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 352 pages. Tags: war 1939-1945 naval operations campaigns mediterranean sea actions adriatic aegean second military history battles forces warfare european italy
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The Anatomy of Glory: Napoleon and His Guard a Study in Leadership by Henry Lachouque (£45.00)Publisher: Rhode Island: Brown Island Press; London: Lund Humphries — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with the laminate lifting and fading at the same. Original postal box now a little worn. Light spotting throughout, heavier to the start and finish but the text and plates remain bright and tight notwithstanding. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Maps; Fold-Out Maps [2]; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Appendices [5];

From the cover: “THEY GRUMBLED… BUT THEY KEPT ON FOLLOWING HIM

Of all his works, the Imperial Guard was Napoleon’s finest creation. Moulded from the flotsam of the French Revolution, this elite corps swept through Europe for fifteen years behind its indomitable master, sharing in his brilliant victories and bearing the brunt of his epic defeats with unfaltering devotion.

This narrative, presented through the eyes of the participants in an incomparable drama of endurance, heroism, and fidelity, has been adapted for English readers from Commandant Lachouque’s monumental work Napoleon Et La Garde Imperiale, crowned by the French Academy in 1957.

The men of the Guard marched in triumph into Milan, Vienna, Berlin, Warsaw, Madrid, Moscow. Members of the new popular knighthood , they taught the Grande Armee how to fight. They were tortured in Spain, frozen in Russia, shaken with typhus in Germany. Ragged and famished, they won a dozen battles in 60 days against overwhelming odds in the campaign of France.

When their chief fell from power in 1814 they followed him into exile in Elba. Then they returned to reconquer France in 20 days without firing a shot.

The Guard died at Waterloo. It never surrendered.

Its story from birth to death is told here for the first time in English, accompanied by more than 300 illustrations (90 in colour) most of which are from contemporary documents, and a third of which have never before been published.

The Appendix includes extensive notes on the illustrations and biographical notes on the artists represented.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XVIII] 564 pages. Tags: france garde imperiale napoleon emperor french military leadership history napoleonic wars campaigns regimental army imperial guard operations
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The Oxford Companion to Military History by Edited by Richard Holmes (£39.00)Publisher: Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0198662092]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Diagrams; Maps; List of abbreviations; Plans;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 1048 pages. Tags: military history encyclopedias science warfare operations campaigns battles land encyclopaedias theory war defence 0198662092 9780198662099
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The Barrier and the Javelin: Japanese and Allied Strategies, February-June, 1942 by H. P. Willmott (£36.00)Publisher: Annapolis: Naval Institute Press — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0870210920]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Distributors sticker covers publisher colophon on the title page. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “H. P. Willmott’s perceptive analysis of Japanese and Allied strategies in the Pacific war has set new standards for World War Two historians. The scope and depth of the research he did for the first book of his Pacific trilogy, Empires in the Balance, have earned him a reputation as a major chronicler of the period. With this second volume, Willmott continues to offer significant new material and interpretations that are certain to warrant further study.

The Barrier and the Javelin begins with a thoughtful assessment of the critical situation in which Japan found herself in the spring of 1942. Even by that early stage of the Pacific war, the fundamental weakness of the Japanese effort was evident. Japan had gone to war with little more than a five-month plan of campaign and the conviction that she could not be defeated by enemies who were her moral inferiors. Her intention had been to conquer territories essential to her economic survival and then fight a defensive war that would exhaust her enemies and lead them to a negotiated settlement. By the spring Japan’s leaders were becoming uncom-fortably aware that their enemies would not negotiate and that they themselves lacked the plans, and perhaps the means, to make them change their minds. Willmott sets out the arguments over strategy that plagued the Japanese naval command as it tried to formulate a coherent response to this potentially disastrous situation. In so doing he suggests that the weaknesses of the command’s decision-making process kept the Japanese from taking the one course of action that could have changed the outcome of the war, and were responsible for the ill-considered plan of campaign that began to fall apart in the Coral Sea in May’and ended in disaster four weeks later at Midway.

The book, however, is not confined to an examination of Japanese policymaking. Just as Empires in the Balance provides & critical appraisal of the moves made by all the combatants during the first five months of the war, so The Barrier and the Javelin places the Allied part of the February-June 1942 record alongside that of the Japanese. In doing so, it examines why the British and their dominions were totally unable to put together a proper Pacific policy in the opening phase of the war, and why the Americans came to accept a commitment to fight in the southwest Pacific when this area had barely figured in their prewar calculations. American intelligence gathering — Operation Magic — and its effect on the progress of the war are also described in full.

Willmott follows his assessment of the Allied situation with a detailed analysis of the battle of the Coral Sea and the action off Midway, which at last places these battles in their proper context. Debunking long-held beliefs about the com-parative strengths of the Japanese and Allied forces, he contends that in both battles the weaker fleet was defeated, not victorious as most accounts suggest. He further argues that if Japan was indeed fated to lose the war, then her defeat at Midway can hardly be regarded as the decisive battle so many claim it to be. Inevitability and decisiveness, he points out, are mutually exclusive terms.

Many readers will find Willmott’s treatment of the Japanese side of the battle of Midway an intriguing alternative to other books on the subject. He reveals some important new information that finally explains the inconsistencies found in previous accounts. His condemnation of Admiral Yama-moto’s inept handling of the entire fiasco is unusually clear and hard-hitting.

This view of the flow of events in the first half of 1942 provides one of the most comprehensive, balanced and readable studies of the period ever written. It will be of enduring interest to general readers as well as professional historians and students of World War Two.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Black titling to the Spine. [CVII] 596 pages. Tags: willmott 0870210920 world war 1939-1945 japan coral sea battle midway history naval operations japanese pacific ocean campaigns military warfare conventional battles actions oceania theatre second tsingtau politics defence policy strategy
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Pocket Battleships of the Deutschland Class: Deutschland/Lu¨tzow, Admiral Scheer, Admiral Graf Spee by Gerhard Koop & Klaus-Peter Schmolke (£34.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853674028]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the head of the upper panel with a small nick to the foot of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Translation of: Panzerschiffe der Deutschland-Klasse. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Plans;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: germany kriegsmarine deutschland class cruisers history battleship admiral scheer graf spee design construction war 1939-1945 naval operations german cruiser forces warfare battles campaigns second maritime technology ships shipbuilding
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German Aces of the Russian Front by John Weal (£33.00)Publisher: Osprey Publishing — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1841766208]Condition: Near Fine. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Luftwaffe pilots of the Russian Front were the highest scoring aces of any aerial conflict in history. This book traces the careers of the pilots who flew the Fw 190 and the Bf 109 in the skies over Russia, and reveals how they achieved their remarkable successes. The Bf 109 was the most commonly used fighter on the Front, and saw action from Operation Barbarossa through to the Defence of the Reich in 1945. The Fw 190, meanwhile, proved itself to be arguably Germany’s best piston-engined fighter, with many of its aces scoring over 100 kills.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". 192 pages. Tags: germany luftwaffe history world war pictorial works aerial operations german campaigns russia federation fighter planes 20th century pilots biography
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Battle for Bermondsey by Peter Tatchell (£31.00)Publisher: London: Heretic Books — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0946097119]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Foreword or introduction by Tony Benn. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 170 [3] pages. Tags: parliament elections labour party england bermondsey political campaigns london history 20th century electioneering politics government house commons members by-elections constitutional civil rights suffrage
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Our Island Heritage by Various (£30.00)Publisher: Reader's Digest — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0276489454]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrappers on all volumes lightly faded at the spine. Box in Very Good condition. A nice set. Description: A condensation of A History Of The English-Speaking Peoples by Winston S. Churchill and Farewell The Trumpets by James Morris. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8". 960 pages. Tags: 027648942x 0276489438 0276489446 civil war cromwell republic the restoration charles marlborough campaigns continent napoleonic wars history english-speaking peoples reader digest 0276489454
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But Not in Shame: The Six Months After Pearl Harbor by John Toland (£28.00)Publisher: London: Anthony Gibbs & Phillips — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with nicks at the spine ends and top of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned, blanks more heavily so. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps [7]; First in this edition. [First: USA: Random House, 1961]Notes: Illustrated by Lilli Mautner (Maps). Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 443 [4] pages. Tags: 1939-1945 pacific ocean campaigns military operations warfare battles political history theatre south usa second american politics pearl harbor
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Camouflage and Art: Design for Deception in World War 2 by Henrietta Goodden (£28.00)Publisher: London: Unicorn Press — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780906290873]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Colour plates; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Glossary;

From the cover: “The group of talented young British designers, architects and artists who joined the Directorate of Camouflage at the beginning of World War 2 shared more in common than their professional skills; many were graduates of the Royal College of Art and some, at the end of the war, became tutors and professors of the College under its new Principal, Robin Darwin.

Basing the research for her book on Ministry of Defence records, Royal College of Art archives and help from the families of wartime ‘camoufleurs’, Henrietta Goodden explores the development of the extraordinary ideas which were to play such an important part in defeating the enemy in the air, on land and at sea. Among the names in wartime camouflage later to become famous in other walks of life were Basil Spence, architect, Oliver Messel, designer, Victor Stiebel, couturier, Edward Seago, painter, and Hugh Casson, architect and President of the Royal Academy of Arts. The copious images in this book, illustrating different methods and applications of camouflage, are much more than just military records and instructions and vividly evoke the atmosphere and conditions of wartime Britain.

The ingenious solutions and products of fertile, inventive and sometimes eccentric minds to confuse and deceive attackers, are the subject of this well-researched and illustrated book.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: britain camouflage history 20th century art basil spence messel seago casson ravilious field engineering graphic fortifications paintings drawings defence operations battles campaigns design styles 9780906290873
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The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War: An Operational History of the American Built Destroyer Escorts Serving Under the White Ensign from 1943-46 by Donald Collingwood (£28.00)Publisher: Barnsley: Leo Cooper — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0850526159]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Knocked at the top corners of the boards otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Charts; Graphs; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 208 pages. Tags: frigates britain history 20th century war naval operations british atlantic ocean destroyer escorts united states second military battles campaigns forces warfare maritime kingdom ships shipbuilding royal navy captain class design construction
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Our Island Heritage by Various (£27.50)Publisher: Readers Digest — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0276489454]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Box is also fine. A very nice 3 volume set with only the price being clipped dropping the set from mint.Description: A condensation of A History Of The English-Speaking Peoples by Winston S. Churchill and Farewell The Trumpets by James Morris. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8". Tags: 027648942x 0276489438 0276489446 civil war cromwell republic the restoration charles marlborough campaigns continent napoleonic wars history english-speaking peoples reader digest 0276489454
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An Illustrated History of the First World War by John Keegan (£27.00)Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 037541259X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the bottom corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 11" x 9". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 432 pages. Tags: war 1914-1918 campaigns belgium france european history first military battles defence operations europe western front august
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In Search of the Maquis: Rural Resistance in Southern France, 1942-1944 by H. R. [Harry Roderick] Kedward (£27.00)Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0198205783]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps;

From the cover: “In Search of the Maquis is a study of the maquis in southern France, the Resisters who took to the woods and hills in the struggle against the German Occupation in the Second World War. Edward’s detailed and perceptive account explores what participation in the maquis meant for those involved, both at the time and subsequently. He examines the motivations of the maquisards and how the circumstances of occupation and resistance affected the ways of life of rural communities in the south of France.

This is a rich and original book which achieves a fruitful integration of extensive archival research and oral history. Professor Kedward’s scholarly and readable history allows the voices of individuals to be heard, and offers us important insights into the nature of community and regional tradition. From the many fascinating and moving individual stories emerge a sense of place, a clearer understanding of the maquisard, and an unsentimental assessment of the role of the maquis in French history.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Clarendon Paperbacks series. [XVII] 340 pages. Tags: underground movements france southern history campaigns terrorism freedom fighters armed struggle europe maquis resistance rural areas german occupation guerrillas third reich guerrilla warfare 0198205783
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All the Kaiser's Men: The Life and Death of the German Army on the Western Front by Ian Passingham (£26.00)Publisher: Stroud: Sutton Publishing — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0750928816]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Convinced that both God and the Kaiser were on their side, the officers and men of the German Army went to war in 1914, confident that they were destined for a swift and crushing victory in the West. The vaunted Schlieffen Plan on which the anticipated German victory was based expected triumph in the West to be followed by an equally decisive success on the Eastern Front. It was not to be. From the winter of 1914 until the early months of 1918, the struggle on the Western Front was characterised by trench warfare. But our perception of the conflict takes little or no account of the realities of life ‘across the wire’ in the German front line.

Comprehensively illustrated with original photographs, maps and archival material, All The Kaiser’s Men sets the record straight. It examines the German Army’s strategy and tactics throughout the war, from the commanding generals to the ordinary soldiers at the front, and looks in depth at the implications of the Allied naval blockade and the increasing problems of food and fuel shortages in Germany.

This important new book fills a significant gap in First World War historiography and will help both the casual reader and serious student gain a wider perspective of the war on the Western Front. “
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 286 pages. Tags: germany history war 1914-1918 campaigns western front military unit armed forces armies operations warfare battles theatre france first german army european europe institutions defence
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Russia at War 1941 - 45 by Georgii Drozdov & Evgenii Ryabko (£26.00)Publisher: Stanley Paul — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091726360]Condition: Very Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little creased at the head of the spine and has some faint marking to the laminate. Still, a very nice copy overall of a relatively scarce book.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Notes: Foreword or introduction by Vladimir Karpov. Size: 11½" x 9". 254 pages. Tags: world war soviet union history political aspects campaigns military warfare conventional battles social civilians and theatre operations eastern front russia second campaign the society illustrated works atlases pictorial georgii drozdov evgenii ryabko vladimir karpov carey schofield 0091726360 lydia kmetyuk first editions firsts first printings 1st
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The War with Japan Volume III: The Campaigns in the Solomons and New Guinea by Ministry Of Defence (Navy) (£26.00)Publisher: London: HMSO — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0117728195]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Fold-out Plans in separate folder [30];Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 297 pages. Tags: european history second war military battles campaigns ends surrender august 1939-1945 pacific ocean naval operations japan british american japanese area
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The First World War by Hew Strachan (£25.00)Publisher: London: Simon & Schuster — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0743239598]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Personal, and not unpleasant, book plate to the first blank. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps [6];Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 350 pages. Tags: war 1914-1918 military history battles campaigns first defence operations european europe
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World War II: A Visual Encyclopedia by John Keegan (£25.00)Publisher: Promotional Reprint Company — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 185648551X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, pulled at the head of the upper panel with a light crease at the same. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank, extensive. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps.Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 512 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 battles campaigns encyclopedias europe european general historiography history military second war world
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War at Sea 1939-45 by John Hamilton (£24.50)Publisher: Poole: Blandford Press — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713716606]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1986] Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Jacket illustration: War Horse of the Allied Navies at Sea; Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “John Hamilton is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading painters of the Second World War at sea. His paintings of the war in the Pacific are on exhibition in Washington DC while a permanent site for them is being established. The series portraying the conflict in the Atlantic and European waters forms an essential part of the Imperial War Museum’s collection on board HMS Belfast in the Pool of London.

War At Sea includes 176 of his superb paintings. Careful research and the assistance of a worldwide panel of advisers have ensured great accuracy both in the events depicted and in the equipment, vessels and aircraft involved.

Above all, the paintings give a clear and dramatic impression of war at sea. They are a tribute to the courage and endurance of the sailors and marines, soldiers and airmen of all nationalities, whether on the convoys to Russia, supporting the D-Day landings or launching an assault on the Pacific islands. They do not glorify war but are dedicated to the belief that to understand it is to understand also how urgent is the need to keep the peace.

The paintings are supported by a lively text with 43 maps. Together, they make WAR at SEA a unique contribution to the literature of the Second World War.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Lewin and Admiral Arleigh Burke. Size: 14" x 10¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 272 pages. Tags: world war 1939-1945 naval operations history military battles campaigns second john hamilton admiral the fleet lord lewin and arleigh burke 0713716606 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Citadel: The Battle of Kursk by Robin Cross (£23.00)Publisher: Michael O'Mara — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1854797204]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine with rubbing to the tail. Text complete, clean and tight. A good copy. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Citadel is the greatest armoured clash in the history of the world and the decisive battle of World War II — the last great German offensive on the Eastern front. Its aim was to claw back the initiative after the surrender of the Sixth Army at Stalingrad in January 1943. Vast armies were engaged, and the titanic air battles included the most costly single day of aerial warfare of all time. This was the battle of Kursk which Hitler confessed made his ‘stomach turn over’.

In Citadel, author Robin Cross provides a detailed picture of the Battle of Kursk, from the strategic tug-of-war waged within both high commands to the first-hand experiences of the troops on the ground and those in the air. The battle is placed firmly within the wider strategic context of the spring and summer of 1943, a time when Hitler and Stalin were taking decisions which would decide the course of the war and the peace which followed.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [IX] 272 pages. Tags: operation citadel military operations campaigns warfare conventional battles theatre eastern front 1914-1918 1941-1945 second world war 1943 battle kursk 1939-1945 tank russia history europe the former soviet union european robin cross 1854797204
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Uniforms of the Retreat from Moscow, 1812: in Colour by Philip J. [John] Haythornthwaite (£23.00)Publisher: Poole: Blandford Press — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713707887]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps; Tables;Notes: Illustrated by Michael Chappell. Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Blandford Colour series. 203 pages. Tags: blandford colour napoleon emperor french uniforms military history 19th century napoleonic wars campaigns soviet union russia european forces
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Arctic Convoys, 1941-45 by Richard Woodman (£21.00)Publisher: London: John Murray — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0719550793]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XX] 5332 pages. Tags: naval convoys history 20th century war 1939-1945 soviet union iceland operations arctic ocean lands european second military battles campaigns maritime regions polar europe ships shipbuilding merchant britain
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Warships of the Napoleonic Era by Robert Gardiner (£21.00)Publisher: London: Chatham Publishing — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861761171]Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily sunned at the spine, pleasant else. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: HM Ships Arrogant, Intrepid, and Virginie chasing a Franco-Spanish squadron off Macao, 27 January 1799 in watercolour by Thomas Butterworth. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Tables;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 10". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Blueprint series. 160 pages. Tags: blueprint napoleonic wars 1800-1815 warships europe history drawings military battles campaigns european naval forces warfare
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With Eagles to Glory: Napoleon and His German Allies in the 1809 Campaign by John H. Gill (£21.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853671304]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Chronological Tables; Black & White Plates; Maps; Glossary;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 534 pages. Tags: napoleonic wars german france napoleon emperor french austrian campaign regimental campaigns germany austria history military army operations germans battles
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Arms for Spain: The Untold Story of the Spanish Civil War by Gerald Howson (£19.00)Publisher: London: John Murray — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0719555566]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 354 pages. Tags: arms transfers spain history 20th century spanish civil war equipment suppliers economic trade commerce political military operations campaigns warfare battles armaments politics policy european terrorism freedom fighters armed struggle europe portugal weapons assistance embargo government
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Great Battles of World War I by Anthony Livesey (£19.00)Publisher: Greenwich Editions — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0862880793]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Heavier art paper is slightly tacky in a couple of places. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “18 of the Greatest Battles of World War I Come Alive as Never Before.

For the first time, breakthrough computer graphics re-create every detail of World War Fs most important battles. A team of experts has researched every aspect of every battle — from topography to troop strength — and using the computer’s latest capabilities has reconstructed the battlefields in vivid detail and analysed how the winners won and why.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Major-General Sir Jeremy Moore. Size: 12" x 9¾". 200 pages. Tags: world war 1914-1918 campaigns military warfare conventional battles air fighting place the operations first aerial history 20th century anthony livesey major- sir jeremy moore 0862880793
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Escort: The Battle of the Atlantic by D. A. Rayner (£18.50)Publisher: Annapolis: Naval Institute Press — 1999Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 1557506965]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Maps;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Evan Davies. Size: 8½" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Classics of Naval Literature series. [XXXVI] 258 pages. Tags: naval operations british campaigns atlantic ocean english convoys ships anti submarine warfare royal volunteer reserve hms verbena escort shikari warwick pevensey castle loch tulla 1557506965
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A Short History of the British Army to 1914 by Eric William Sheppard (£18.00)Publisher: Constable — 1926Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners, somewhat dull and faded. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted.Description: 18 Maps. From the introduction: “The military history of this country may be divided into two parts, the campaigns fought by British troops in Europe, India or America against the armies of Continental powers, and the small wars within the British Empire which have recurred at given intervals since that empire was first won. Of necessity such a narrative as this must deal mainly with the former of these two categories of operations, the latter being but briefly touched on.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 313 pages. Tags: british military history british army duke marlborough louis xiv france overseas empire anglo-french rivalry india loss america conquest india revolutionary france napoleon waterloo campaign american war boer war indian wars south african war crimea persian war china wars abyssinian war somaliland ashanti wars sudan maori wars oudenarde regular standing army continental campaigns conduct war campaigns british triumphs
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On the Roads of War: A Soviet Cavalryman on the Eastern Front by Ivan Yakushin (£18.00)Publisher: Pen & Sword — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1844151441]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The author survived the siege of Leningrad, fought at the Battle of Kursk and pursued the retreating German army through Russia, Belorussia, and Poland and into Germany itself. This is the story of his war. He tells the tale in his own words, with remarkable clarity of recall, and gives an authentic insight into what combat on the Eastern Front was like for the ordinary soldier.”Notes: Jacket designed by Jon Wilkinson. Size: 9½" x 6¼". 180 pages. Tags: belorussia narratives vedernikov operations lieutenant volkssturm stalingrad cavalrymen bagration merciless artillery offensive leningrad campaigns patriotic operation fanatical 1939-1945 sergeant personal yakushin kotovski agafonov fighting veterans division balatski survivor cavalry kuchmar chernov russian academy glushan platoon germany private salient eastern german battle yakusl poland senior guards driver leader at-gun soviet world corps siege great union kursk tomsk nevel front army 57mm zozi ivan man the iii 5th war
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Operation Northwind: The Unknown Battle of the Bulge by Charles Whiting (£18.00)Publisher: Leo Cooper — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0436570947]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Everyone has heard of the ‘Battle of the Bulge’, the last great German surprise attack into the Belgian Ardennes in December ‘44. But who knows anything about that ‘second’ Battle of the Bulge, which cost the Americans and their French Allies nearly as many casualties and almost caused a breakdown in the alliance?

This was Operation Northwind, planned by the Führer himself, which hurled eight German divisions, three of them SS, against the thinly held American line in the Alsace-Lorraine region. Although the US High Command was forewarned by ‘Ultra’ from Bletchley, the German pressure was just too much. The Americans were forced to retreat. For the first time during the campaign in the West, Eisenhower ordered his troops to give up ground they had bought with their blood.

He commanded that Strasbourg, which held a special place in both French and German hearts, should be evacuated. De Gaulle protested. He would order his own French troops to take over the city and defend it. Eisenhower threatened to cut off his ammunition and supplies. De Gaulle countered. For a few days that January, 1945, while American troops fought for their lives in the snowbound hills of Alsace-Lorraine, it looked as if the Franco-American Alliance might be broken apart and France thrown into something akin to revolution. Finally Winston Churchill patched up the quarrel and the battle could continue.

Eventually the Alliance beat the Germans, but the cost was high in young men’s lives, both French and American.

Operation Northwind, quick-moving, action-packed, seen through the eyes of the men who were ‘at the sharp end’, fills a major gap in the history of World War II. It tells the story of an unknown battle, one which could — and did — change the course of European history…”
Notes: Jacket designed by Brian Sweet. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 198 pages. Tags: world war 1939-1945 campaigns france alsace lorraine ardennes battle the 1944-1945 operation northwind history military german surprise attack american lines belgian december 1944 major fought army europe second campaign charles whiting 0436570947 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Pedestal: The Malta Convoy of August 1942 by Peter C. Smith (£18.00)Publisher: William Kimber — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0718306325]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1970] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Lewin. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: smith admiral fleet lord lewin 0718306325 britain royal navy world war 1939-1945 naval operations british malta convoys mediterranean second history military europe battles campaigns european peter
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Stirling's Men: The Inside History of the SAS in World War II by Gavin Mortimer (£18.00)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297847120]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Glossary;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIII] 376 pages. Tags: great britain army special air service, world war, true stories war combat elite forces, world war military history battles campaigns, special elite forces, united kingdom, great britain, second world war, history military world war ii, campaigns western front, campaigns africa, commando operations, special forces military science great britain, first edition books, books written gavin mortimer
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