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The Fleet in the First World War Volume 1: Operations of the Russian Fleet by Edited by N. B. Pavlovich (£86.00)Publisher: New Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta & New York: Amerind Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd. — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little dulled at the panels and faded at the spine. Boards and spine dulled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Translation of Flot v Pervoi Mirovoi Voine published by Voennoe Izdatel’stvo, Ministry of Defence, USSR, Moscow, 1964. Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Among the many works on the First World War there has been no comprehensive account of the Russian navy’s part in that epic clash of the great powers. This gap is now filled by the present volume, which takes its place as the authoritative record of the Russian fleet’s day-by-day contribution to the war at sea from 1914 through 1917, when the revolutionary Bolshevik government took Russia out of what it saw as a purely imperialistic confrontation.

The story of the tortuously slow growth of the tsarist navy is told against the background of war preparations by Germany, France and England. We learn that through the vision and persistence of a few leaders Russia’s posture both on land, at sea and in the air at the outbreak of the war could inspire a measure of confidence.

The deeds of the Russian navy are recounted on the basis of the three theatres where it operated: the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the White Sea and adjoining coastal waters. The sections under these three heads give a year-by-year account of the fighting at sea against the background of the general progress of hostilities, particularly on the land front. The account concludes with the overthrow of the Tsar, the brief transition of Bolshevik rule, and the upheaval these developments produced in the Russian navy, which played a not inconsiderable part in hastening the process.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 560 pages. Tags: naval navies operations actions russian armed forces baltic first war history fleet trebizond operation bosporus turkish anatolisk sailing ships bases enemy submarines arctic ocean flotilla
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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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Ten Years Underwater by Ned Middleton (£53.00)Publisher: Immel Publishing — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0907151434]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the flap: “This fascinating book details ten years of exciting diving, beginning with Ned’s early diving days in Ulster; taking the reader through adventurous exploits in the warm seas of Italy, Gibraltar and Cyprus, and culminating in such exotic underwater haunts as Hong Kong, Fiji and the Caribbean. The author vividly describes hours spent underwater with Killer Whales and dolphins, the dizzy effects of nitrogen narcosis at a depth of seventy metres (230 feet); hand-feeding sharks with the Venturers from Operation Raleigh; exploring the inky fathoms of the Great Blue Hole off Belize; numerous wreck-dives as well as the humorous antics of his diving partners along the way.”Notes: Jacket designed by Larry Hynes. Illustrated by Larry Hynes. Foreword or introduction by The Earl Of Lechfield. Size: 10¾" x 7½". 129 pages. Tags: 797.2/3/0924 recreations makongaian accountant unexploded ice-diving underwater engineers artillery programme parachute gibraltar operation military advanced regiment thailand northern sub-aqua raleigh special service british barrier captain ireland ulster Cyprus german sports diving wrecks belize island gurkha rifles guards scene lakes corps royal reef bsac life fiji army mine club air pay
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U.S. Destroyer: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman (£42.00)Publisher: London, Melbourne: Arms & Armour Press — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0853685215]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with damaged to the dust wrapper which has a tape repair to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Front hinge starting. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise and a good reference copy of an uncommon title. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “For almost a century, the destroyer has been the image of sleek, aggressive power. This hook explains how the U. S. Navy developed its destroyers. It also describes the naval and civilian forces that determined the design and operation of these ships. In the past two decades, U. S. destroyer design, now typified by the Spruance and Perry classes, has become increasingly controversial: for example, nuclear vs. conventional power, endurance vs. speed. Norman Friedman, a highly regarded authority on U. S. warships, discusses the reasoning behind the designs of these ships — this reasoning, he believes, will continue to dominate U. S. warship development for the remainder of this century.

From their torpedo-boat forebears onward, all destroyer classes are illustrated and described in detail. Many designs that were never carried to construction are also discussed because of their significance in the development of the ships actually built. These designs range from the large “destroyer leader” of 1919, through the 40-knot Seahawk of the sixties, to those that preceded the current Spruance and Ticonderoga.

The author also describes the destroyer escorts (DE, now frigates, FF), the large post-war frigates (DL/DLG, now redesignated cruisers), and the Perry-class FFGs. They are all interrelated, all part of the destroyer story.

An entire chapter is devoted to destroyer combat experience in World War II, as this had a major influence on ship design and development. Extracts from battle reports made at that time are included. Separate chapters describe destroyer weapon systems for antiaircraft and antisubmarine warfare as they have evolved since the beginnings of the destroyer force.

Friedman’s detailed descriptions and illustrations of ships and of their modifications in service should be of great interest to naval historians, model-builders, and to all ship lovers. Most classes are illustrated by detailed profiles drawn by renowned draftsman Arthur D. Baker III, and in many cases inboard profiles showing the internal arrangements of the ships are included. Detailed photographs of World War II ships alter relit should be invaluable to ship model-makers. As a monument to the men of the destroyer force and to their ships, the book is unsurpassable.

This is the only history of U. S. Destroyer development based entirely on the internal, formerly classified papers of the U. S. Navy. For all who would like to understand the origins of the present Navy, and for all who hope to shape the Navy of the future, U. S. Destroyers is vital reading.”
Notes: Illustrated by A. D. Baker, III. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 489 pages. Tags: destroyers warships united states history torpedo boats developments mass-production destroyer asw war escorts warfare postwar escort fast task force nuclear frigates scb seahawk ffg navy
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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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Ace of Aces: M. St. J. Pattle - Top Scoring Allied Pilot of WWII by E. C. R. [Edgar Charles Richard] Baker (£34.00)Publisher: Somerton: Crecy Books — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 094755436X]Condition: Poor - in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, heavier at the head of the spine with a small nick, price-sticker scar to the upper panel. Title page removed, errata slip remains. Description: Publishing date unvailable due to the lack of the title page, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “The nomination of the greatest fighter pilot of the Royal Air Force in the Second World War must always be a matter for argument. So many of the qualities which add up to greatness are not measurable — courage, leadership, endurance. The only concrete yardstick is the number of confirmed kills, the score of enemy aircraft shot down. It is on the latter account that M T St John Pattle can now be called the top-scoring Allied fighter pilot of World War II. But it is also the above-mentioned qualities which have placed ‘Pat’ Pattle, the boy from Butterworth, in the hall of legends. Yet, after the war Pattle’s achievements seemed destined never to be fully recognised — both because all records in the air campaign in Greece in 1941 were destroyed during the Allied retreat, and because the Greek campaign itself, viewed as an Allied defeat, was never perhaps given the acknowledgement it deserved. E C R Baker has pieced together Pattle’s amazing career with authoritative detail; this he has achieved through exhaustive research carried out in co-operation with the surviving pilots and other members of the squadrons with which Pattle fought. ‘Pat’ Pattle, once the unknown ace, was killed in the bitter fighting over Greece, and the records of his squadron never reached the Air Ministry files. But the author’s researches confirm that Pattle had shot down at least forty enemy planes in nine months of action before he was killed in April 1941. Furthermore, following the original publication of this book, the author was contacted by numerous people who knew, or were with, Pattle, during his career in the RAF, and provided further evidence of Pattle’s feats. On the basis of that evidence, Pattle’s confirmed kills can unquestionably be placed at between forty-four and sixty-four aircraft shot down. But this is more than a retelling of statistics. Here is the story of an outstanding fighter pilot and a great leader of men, the unknown ace of the Royal Air Force. Pattle was born in the Cape and raised on a lonely farm in Namibia. He discovered early in his life a keen desire within him to fly. He was rejected by the South African Air Force in 1933, but became more determined than ever to achieve his ambition. Pattle left South Africa to join the Royal Air Force before the war and achieved a success out of all proportion to expectations. He did much to help the hard-pressed troops on the ground. On 20 April 1941, a sick man, he led the remnants of his own and another squadron against an armada of over a hundred German aircraft. In the desperate fighting that followed, he shot down at least two enemy aircraft and then dived to the rescue of one of his pilots. The odds were too heavy and seconds later his aircraft, with Pattle slumped over the controls, crashed in the Bay of Eleusis.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 5". Cream boards with White titling to the Spine. [XVII] 228 pages. Tags: baker 094755436x air fighting warfare force unit histories forces south africa second world war 1919 operation crusader volunteer formations volunteers royal raf squadron british squadrons biographical
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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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The Institute Of Engineering Inspection Proceedings Session 1927-1928 by Anon. (£33.00)Publisher: London: The Institute Of Engineering Inspection — 1929Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with some fading. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. 1" split to the joint of the rear pastedown.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams and fold-outs. • Electric Power Cables And Recent Developments By C. M. Read • Elutriation As An Aid To Engineering Inspection By Leonard Andrews • Presidential Address By H. J. Davey • Some Interesting Points In The Operation Of Dielectrics By P. Dunsheath • A Limit System In Relation To Production And Inspection, And Some Inspection Problems By L. Nicholson • Report Of The Council To Annual General Meeting • Low Temperature Carbonisation By Reginald P. Wilson And C. H. Parker • List Of Council, 1928-1929 •Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 239 pages. Tags: electric power cables developments elutriation aid engineering inspection dielectrics production problems report council annual meeting temperature carbonisation
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Making Enterprise Risk Management Pay Off: How Leading Companies Implement Risk Management by Thomas L. Barton; William G. Shenkir; Paul L. Walker; (£28.00)Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0130087548]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Small area of light spotting to the edges of the text block otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “Risk managers can no longer operate in a vacuum: they must understand all the risks that impact today’s enterprise, and involve all of the firm’s leaders in managing those risks. Enlightened companies are meeting these challenges through enterprise risk management, a set of revolutionary techniques that go beyond mere “control” to contribute measurable business value. This book takes you behind the scenes at companies that are leading the way in developing and deploying enterprise risk management. You’ll learn how they’re developing new tools for identifying today’s new risks; how they’re improving the accuracy of their risk assessments and recalibrating their responses; and how enterprise risk management can identify not just debacles and “downsides”, but breakthrough growth opportunities as well.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 257 pages. Tags: enterprise-wide diversification self-assessment mark-to-market communications corporate-wide identification infrastructure quantification environmental risk-adjusted manufacturers opportunities international manufacturing organization fluctuations implementing applications perspectives face-to-face nonfinancial corporations environment shareholder accountants measurement association mismanaging integration syndication application value-added uncertainty sensitivity enhancement explanation composition corporation consultants interaction developers integrated technology securities statistics accounting e-commerce geothermal commission successful
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Ours Not to Reason! - Why? by W. A. Wildbore (£28.00)Publisher: W. A. Wildbore — 1976Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Slightly cocked. Lower board somewhat scuffed and marked. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.Description: From the introduction: “This is the unique story of a British housewife who became paralysed from the waist down as a result of a serious spinal injury received in a car accident in Junel970. The uniqueness lies in the fact that this was the first British patient to go, after many months of treatment in a famous British National Spinal Unit, to Czechoslovakia for the highly controversial spinal neurosurgery that had been practised there for many years. The direct result of this surgery gave rise to several areas of improvement, particularly in terms of very severe pain that had prevented proper rehabilitation by the British Spinal Unit. These improvements were predicted (but not promised) by the operating surgeon prior to the surgery and the patient is now fully rehabilitated and out at work in a wheelchair. The operation also revealed a diagnostic inaccuracy on the part of the British Spinal Unit which allowed the chance of an even greater degree of improvement to be lost. This was due to the deterioration of spinal nerves during the time it took the author to understand the situation and make arrangements to get the patient out of Britain and into a university military hospital in Czechoslovakia.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 88 pages. Tags: cauda caudal conus cord denervated equma incomplete injury laminectomy lordosis medullaris muscle neurolysis pain paraplegia popliteal rhizotomy root sartorius somatic spasm spinal surgery tetraplegia traumatic
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Trail of the Octopus: From Beirut to Lockerbie - Inside the DIA by Donald Goddard & Lester K. [Knox] Coleman (£23.00)Publisher: London: Bloomsbury — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 074751562X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed at the top corners of the dustwrapper otherwise a very well presented copy of a scarce book in the first edition, first printing state.Description: From the cover: “In the spring of 1988 Coleman was on a mission for the world’s most secretive and well-funded espionage organisation — the Defense Intelligence Agency. Order to spy on the DEA in Cyprus which, along with the CIA, was running a series of ‘controlled deliveries’ of Lebanese heroin through the airports of Frankfurt and London en route to America. Coleman discovered that the security of this ‘sting’ operation had been breached and warned the American embassy that disaster was waiting to happen. He was ignored. Seven months later, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie. Among the dead was a DEA courier. This is a gripping investigation into the causes of the Lockerbie disaster and the subsequent manipulation of the evidence.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [IX] 326 pages. Tags: united states defence intelligence agency defense officers pan flight 103 bombing incident 1988 operations terrorism freedom fighters armed struggle crime criminology espionage secret services middle east usa political science security social
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Government And Politics In The United States by Guy B. Hathorn, Howard R. Penniman & Mark F. Ferber (£22.50)Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper is loose, faded overall and more so at the spine with a short closed tear to the head of the lower panel and the head of the spine. Upper board lightly sprung. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1961] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Tables; Maps;

From the cover: “THIS new edition of Government and Politics in the United States is fully up to date — including materials on the changing roles of President and Vice-President, the 1964 nominating conventions, the campaigns, and the elections. The chapter on civil liberties has been significantly revised to take into account the many changes in the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the first 10 Amendments and the Fourteenth Amendment. There is also a discussion of both the Twenty-Third and Twenty-Fourth Amendments. Special attention has been given to the major changes in state politics and in state legislative make-up growing out of the Court’s decisions in the re-apportionment cases that started with Baker v. Carr. In the chapters dealing with state and local government, changes made have been the result of new research as much as in the legal and constitutional positions of governments at this level.

The authors present a broad, realistic picture of all levels of American government — origins, history, structure, and operation. Balanced and interesting, the text clearly analyzes the principles, structure, functions, and subtleties of the operation of American government.

The organization of the text reflects an exceptional concern for teachability. In each chapter, a preface sets the stage for the material that follows; the main text is divided into convenient units; a summary focuses attention on the underlying themes discussed; an annotated bibliography (brought up to date) introduces important authorities and source materials. Students can readily master the fundamentals of government, leaving the teacher free to develop specific topics.

In every chapter, concrete examples bring the student into close contact with the political process. Numerous photographs, charts, graphs, and maps (many new to this edition) complement the text material. The end product is an absorbing, timely study of our governmental system.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Thomas Ruzicka. Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Fawn boards with Gilt on Blue Title Plate titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Van Nostrand Political Science series. [VIII] 816 pages. Tags: united states politics and government handbooks manuals the federal system civil liberties parties president congress court national administration public utility regulation state constitutions administrative services urban governments
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Attack on the Somme by Edward G. D. Living (£22.00)Publisher: SPA Books/Tom Donovan Military Books — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 090759011X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “Edward Living’s ‘Attack On The Somme’ was one of the earliest published books by a Serviceman recounting a personal tale of that terrible conflict. This is one man’s view of July 1st 1916, the first day of one of the most massive offensives in the history of modern war. The great struggle over the Somme was to drag on all through the summer of 1916 and was brought to a standstill by the winter weather in November. During these months the number of casualties incurred by both sides reached an incredible 1,300,000.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Masefield. Size: 8" x 5". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 90 pages. Tags: 12th 1916 56th abbeville accrington aisne alan alanbrooke albert alice allenby alley also america amiens ancre and andn anzac argyll armies army arras arrow artillery attack australian barnsley basil battalion battalions battle beach bertie bloch blunden bombardments border bottomley bouchavesnes bouzincourt bradford brigade brigades british brooke brophy brown buchan bucket bucquoy
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The Times Atlas of the 20th Century: The Definitive Account of Our Century by Edited by Richard Overy (£19.50)Publisher: Times — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0723007667]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with heavier rubbing to the spine ends.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with diagrams and maps. From the cover: “The Times Atlas of the 20th Century is a major new treatment of this century of paradox and progress. Its richly interwoven tapestry of text, maps and illustrations brings sharply into focus our century’s main themes and underlying problems. Richard Overy’s compelling and analytical text takes the world from the pomp of Europe’s colonial heyday and the cataclysm of the First World War through the Great Depression, the Second World War and the Cold War to the uncertain stumblings of the New World Order. Special attention is paid to the themes and challenges which have faced us throughout the century — the environment, health, science, leisure and technology. With over 200 full-colour maps and more than 300 photographs, the book is a visual feast and a work of substantial scholarship.”Notes: Size: 4to Royal (32 x 25cm Approx.). 239 pages. Tags: smoking-related austria-hungary democratization czechoslovakia russo-japanese reconstruction fundamentalism communications deforestation july-december modernization photochemical parliamentary confrontation mediterranean international concentration revolutionary organizations transcaucasus metropolitan super-powers unemployment affiliations bibliography tuberculosis land-holding commonwealth dam-building distribution peacekeeping dictatorship urbanization independence contributors motorization development eradication populations nationalism palestinian persecution afghanistan dissolution exploration nationalist performance consumption nazi-soviet convergence radioactive
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The New KGB: Engine of Soviet Power by W. R. Corson; R. T. Crowley; (£19.00)Publisher: Harvester Press — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0745003095]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper, small nick to the top corner of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “This stunning exposé is a fresh way of looking at the current operations and global strategies of the new KGB, and its increasingly powerful control of the entire Soviet state. The authors’ devastating analysis is that the KGB has forsaken its traditional role as the ‘shield and sword of the party’ to actively become master of the Soviet Communist Party and the dominant force in the government of the U.S.S.R. Their argument painstakingly traces the changes in the Soviet hierarchy that was started by the late KGB chief Yuri Andropov and which ended recently with the death of Konstantin Chernenko and the immediate naming of Mikhail Gorbachev to take charge of the Soviet Union in what was the quickest succession in Soviet history.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 560 pages. Tags: soviet intelligence background kgb operations union soviet socialist republics 327.1’2’0947 cheka communist international gpu-ogpu era nkvd beria era andropov amtorg corporation soviet quasi-official organizations soviet prison ships soviet agents gpu ogpu nkvd nkgb mvd mgb intelligence and security service prominent soviet leaders annand labis feldman brandes ovakimian woolwich arsenal
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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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My Warriors and I: Among the Samburu of Northern Kenya by Roger Stoakley (£17.50)Publisher: Scriptmate Editions — 1998Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0951376691]Condition: Near Fine.Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Lturungen was crippled in childhood. A chance meeting brought Roger Stoakley into close contact with this young man and his people—one of the last warrior societies of Africa. Sharing their lifestyle he gained an insight into a remarkable way of life. His moving story of its struggle, bravery and holistic joy in a harsh landscape, is also explicit about a small boy’s circumcision ceremony, and follows new young warriors through the tough Ceremony Of The Arrows. The Samburu people occupy the parched lands of northern Kenya, still the scene of tribal warfare and subject to tight security. Fiercely independent pastoral-ists, they are scornful of Western culture, and have remained relatively unaffected by civilisation. Lturungen came to England for three months while he underwent an operation on his foot. Dressed in warrior clothes, he became a celebrity among local schoolchildren. The author is the former County Librarian of Somerset.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 201 pages. Tags: about african after age aged age-mate age-set alberto amos and archer's arrows biography brother bum buni buni's ceremony children circumcised circumcision customs dancing daughter death drought effects elders eldest families family father father's february first five fourth francis friend from guardians half head her his initiated isaac
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Operation Freshman:The Rjukan Heavy Water Raid 1942 by Richard Wiggan (£17.00)Publisher: London: William Kimber & Co., Ltd — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 071830571X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “On a winter’s night in late 1942 there foundered in the mountains of Southern Norway one of the most vital — if not the most vital — missions of the Second World War. Thirty-four men in two gliders, towed by Halifax bombers, set out to sabotage the heavy water plant at Vemork and so cripple Germany’s efforts to be the first to produce an atomic bomb. Both gliders and one of the Halifaxes crashed. The crew of the bomber died instantly, as did the pilots and co-pilots of the gliders. But there were survivors from the gliders, members of the British 1st Airborne Division, Royal Engineers.

It was the fate of these Royal Engineers that turned this little-known raid, code-named Operation Freshman, into a tale of horror and murder that remained a mystery until British forces returned to Norway at the end of the war. The men died as a direct result of a top secret order just issued by Hitler and, then unknown to the British, aimed at curbing damaging commando raids.

Richard Wiggan tells how Operation Freshman was conceived and planned in a desperate race against time and of the difficulties to be overcome. His in-depth research into the operation included access to war crimes trial records not yet open to the general public. He presents a detailed account which includes Norwegian involvement in Freshman, both in the operation itself and in aiding the survivors. The book also describes the subsequent successful raid on Vemork by Special Operations Executive Norwegian agents.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: operation freshman commando operations norway rjukan underground movements history german occupation military battles armies second british army corps royal engineers groups divisional raid vemork group heavy water airborne norwegian campaign commandos 9780718305710
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Spitfire by Alan Price (£16.00)Publisher: Promotional Reprint — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1856480151]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ has a slightly rippled effect to the both panels - possibly caused by damp. Light scuffs to the upper board. Text bright and tight.Description: This edition combines two earlier books by the author, "Spitfire at War" and "Spitfire at War 2". The author offers an objective analysis of the Spitfire legend resulting in a unique account that casts new light on the Spitfire itself and the very nature of air combat during World War 2. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 304pp. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.) Introduction / preface by R R Standford-Tuck, DSO DFC.Tags: spitfire over dunkirk pilot spitfires battle britain squadrons fighter tactics spitfeuer dieppe dogfight flying bombs raf young pilots german sorties rotated squadron defiants biggin hill radar-equipped coastal airfields radar chain home stations 109s hurricanes john nicolson 249 command stukas bomber unopposed night raid gruppe goering geschwader operation sealion aircraft production
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The Rise and Fall of Imperial Japan, 1894-1945 by Edited by S. L. Mayer (£16.00)Publisher: Bison Books — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861241428]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, short closed and tape-reinforced to the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint. [First: 1984 thus, previously published as ‘The Japanese War Machine’ in 1976] Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “In 1868, Japan emerged from feudalism and civil conflict as a comparatively undeveloped industrial state in an age of European imperialism in East Asia. Within a generation, Japan had risen to the ranks of the foremost industrial and military powers in the Western Pacific. A generation later, Japan had become the paramount power in East Asia, and her naval and air forces spread Japanese power across the Pacific. The formidable weapon built in the name of the Emperor swept across China and Manchuria; her air forces pummelled Pearl Harbor and Darwin; her armies marched to Singapore and the gates of India. Her navies seized some Aleutian islands and strafed the California coast. By 1942 the world had come to know the power of the most devastating force in the Pacific — the Japanese War Machine.

The force and power of the Japanese War Machine is told here by some of the world’s leading experts in guns, tanks, planes, and ships of World War II. The drama of Japan’s seizure of Manchuria, the take-over of the State by the Army, the invasion of China, the simultaneous attack on Malaya, Hawaii, the Philippines and the oil-rich Dutch East Indies is told in all the horror and shock the Japanese invader placed before Western eyes. The fall of Singapore and Hong Kong, the conquest of Burma and Indo-China took place within a hundred days. The flag of the Rising Sun ruled a maritime empire from the Russian border to the gates of Australia, from Burma to Midway.

But the strength of the Japanese War Machine depended on Japanese industrial power, which in the end, was no match for the United States and its Allies. The Japanese soldier, infused with the warrior code of Bushido fought hard and long in New Guinea’s jungles; as the struggle was brought closer to Japan’s home islands, the Japanese soldier fought on tenaciously in the Philippines and on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The air forces began suicide missions, thekamikaze, which drove into Allied aircraft, heroically and fanatically.. .but all too little, too late. The nuclear holocaust, which ended World War II, left a ruined Japan and a wrecked Japanese War Machine.

THE RISE AND FALL OF IMPERIAL JAPAN is the tragic and noble history of a gallant people led into a misguided war. The millions who suffered in Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the Japanese War Machine bear silent tribute to its folly.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: accord admiral agreement aircraft airfield aizaka akagi akatsuki akitsuki alamein aleutian alliance amagi ambassador amphibious anglo-japanese anti-comintern araki archipelago arima arisaka aritomo armada arsenal auchinleck aung baldwin baltic batavia battlecruisers battles battleships bernardino biak bilateral bismarck blarney blenheim bmw bose bougainville brooke-popham burma-siam camp cape carriers chandra changi changkufeng changsha chennault
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A Manual of Clayshooting by Chris Cradock (£15.50)Publisher: London: B. T. Batsford Ltd. — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713453087]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the reverse of the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 2nd printing, [First Published: 1983] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [90]; Diagrams [26];

From the cover: “Writing from a wealth of experience and a position of authority, Chris Cradock has produced a manual of techniques and hardware in clayshooting, comprehensive in scope and meticulous in detail. He has been involved with the sport for 60 years, and there are few aspects of its application both in Europe and the United States with which he is not familiar.

The book deals initially with modern shotguns and cartridges and the specifications of both for the various disciplines. There is then information on the try-gun, fitting and stock alterations. Buying a gun, suitable clothing and accessories are then discussed before the book covers the basics of the sport such as safety, stance and style. Shooting the various disciplines forms the basis of the next chapter. Much more general information is given in subsequent sections which deal with refereeing, shooting clubs, trap operation and control, coaching and maintenance. There is, finally, a chapter on the sport’s future.

In total, Chris Cradock has produced a work, both informative and readable, which will quickly establish itself as the reference manual for all those with an active interest in sport.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Roy A. Greatorex. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 182 pages. Tags: trapshooting modern shotguns and cartridges gun cartridge specifications for the various disciplines try-gun do-it-yourself fitting stock alterations buying suitable clothing useful equipment safety stance style placing pellet patterns target clay shooting club trap houses traps trappers targets grounds shotgun maintenance patterning clayshooting shooter cpsa reloading how shoot referee forming running coaches coaching scheme loss form sports recreation field fishing hunting outdoor activities chris cradock roy greatorex 0713453087
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The Earlier Tudors 1485-1558 by J. D. Mackie (£15.50)Publisher: Oxford At The Clarendon Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198217064]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded, heaver at the margins. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: Vol VII in the series. From the cover: “This volume deals with the birth of a nation-state from the throes which marked the end of the middle age in North-West Europe. It describes the erection of a stable monarchy by the very competent Henry VII, examines the means employed by him, and considers how far his monarchy can be described as ‘new’. It discusses the machinery by which the royal power was exercised and traces the effect of the concentration of lay and ecclesiastical authority in the person of Wolsey, whose soaring ambition helped make possible the Caesaro-Papalism of Henry VIII. The development of the English monarchy is set in its continental background and the repercussions of foreign policy upon domestic history are set forth in some detail. An examination of the economic development of the period shows how local institutions gradually yielded to the compelling force of a national economy which was, in certain of its aspects, almost metropolitan. While the influence of political, constitutional, and economic factors in producing the reformation is fully recognized, care has been taken to show, in proper perspective, the operation of religious sentiment which was the fundamental cause of the great change. The effect of this change upon the art, the architecture, the literature, and the general life of England is discussed, and it appears that, in spite of the politic ‘reformation’ of Henry VIII, and the violent alterations which marked the reigns of Edward VI and Mary, there was much of the essential England which remained unchanged save that it was schooled to new enterprise and prepared for the great day of Elizabeth.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Oxford History of England series. 699 pages. Tags: 15th 1600 1700 achievement affairs age and britain british cardinal century covered dates developement economic edward england europe face fall foreign great henry his history imperium irish josiah king mary merum monarchy monasteries new period perkin policy political reign rivals royal splendour supremacy the tudors warbeck young youth
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The Epic of Malta: A Pictorial Survey Of Malta During The Second World War by Anon. (£15.50)Publisher: Melitensia Editions — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9990958076]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd edition. [First Edition Thus: 1990] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the introduction: “The Epic of Malta was published in London by Odhams Press during the Second World War ‘as a small token of admiration and gratitude’. The entire proceeds of its sale, which must have been speedy and steady, were devoted to the Malta Relief Fund — a contribution to the general war effort. The book does not bear a date, but the content clearly indicates that it was published shortly after the George Cross — awarded to Malta in April 1942 — had been formally presented in an official public ceremony in September of that year. A copy of the book at the University of Malta Library, obtained originally from the Malta Garrison Officers' Library, is stamped by the colony's Information Office and bears the date 28 May 1943.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Professor Henry Frendo. Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 128 pages. Tags: mediterranean illustratious malta-based operations controlled remarkable submarines qualities buildings 1940-1943 destroyed pictorial 1939-1945 cottonera operation suffering pedestal spitfire shipping war-time aircraft harbours carriers cospicua valletta island’s central malta’s valetta history lorgozo harbour senglea captain ritchie maltese aerial battle allied chapel famous social forces waters lewis malta bones works grand world life qali luqa fate were ta’ the war
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British Shipping and World Competition by S. G. [Stanley George] Sturmey (£14.50)Publisher: London: University of London, The Athlone Press — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, with inexpert tape reinforcements, and a little faded. Price Clipped. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned. Pen ticks to a couple of items in the contents list. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise if slightly musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Tables; Contents: The Problem Defined; High Water: The Pre-1914 Period; War And Reconstruction; The Troubled Years: The Interwar Period; Nationalism In Shipping In The Interwar Years; The Birth Of Liberty; The Prosperous Age: The Post-War Period; Enemies Of Competition In The Postwar Years; Flags Of Convenience; Economics Of Shipping Enterprises; Ship Owning And Resource Allocation; Labour Relations And Labour Costs (Basil Mogridge); The Conference System; The Structure Of The British Industry; The Question Answered; Epilogue: The Future; Appendix: The Contribution Of British Shipping To The Balance Of Payments;

From the cover: “It is only since about 1900 that the British shipping industry has had to meet severe and increasing international competition; and between 1900 and 1960 British-registered tonnage has declined from over 45 per cent to under 16 per cent of the world total. In this important study Dr Sturmey traces the history of the industry in its international context, examines the various explanations that might be advanced for its relative decline, and considers its prospects for the future.

He suggests that no fully adequate cause can be found in any of the factors external to the British industry such as changes in the underlying competitive situation, interferences with the competitive process, wars, trade changes, or the repercussions of government policies not directly concerned with shipping; and that the position in which the industry now finds itself is essentially attributable to the operation of certain internal constraints on growth, which must be removed if the industry is to recover its buoyancy.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 436 pages. Tags: merchant marine britain shipping history indices trade freight rates british liner tramp labour force merchant twentieth century competition industry
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My Struggle with Joseph Stalin: The Siege of Berlin, 1948-9 by C. A. Latimer [Courtenay Allen] (£14.50)Publisher: Book Guild — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1846241464]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Slightly bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “The Berlin Airlift was almost a crisis too far for a Europe still struggling to emerge from the chaos of the Second World War. History had moved on quickly, and Stalin and the massive Soviet Army had already become the new enemies of the free world. In September 1948, when C. A. Latimer was posted to the city as a young second lieutenant, the airlift operation was entering its critical phase, as the Allies and ordinary Berliners sought to fly in enough food and fuel to sustain the population against the Soviet siege through the long, hard German winter. This memoir describes the tremendous events of that time through the eyes of a young man who only gradually comes to understand the wider significance of his own effort. His main goal is to do his job as part of an occupying army seeking to defend the freedom of the defeated people of Berlin. The author vividly conveys his own experiences, depicting the people he met and worked alongside — British and Germans alike — with great tenderness and insight. The tiniest incidents seem as important as the more obviously dramatic ones to the meaning of those events, a meaning which the author comes to recognise in the ordinary bonds of human affection.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Ann & John Tusa. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 259 pages. Tags: 1948-1949 airborne allen berlin blockade british courtenay germany history latimer military narratives operations personal science
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Siege of Silence by A.J. Quinnell (£14.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Slight shelf wear at edges of DJ.Description: A US ambassador with a deadly secret is held hostage in Central America by Cuban-backed guerillas. The President must face the toughest choice of all: mount a rescue operation or kill the ambassador so that his secret doesn't fall into the wrong hands. 256pp. Size: Demy Octavo +
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Six Months To Oblivion: The Eclipse Of The Luftwaffe Fighter Force by Gerbig Werner (£14.50)Publisher: Purnell — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “This book covers the last chapter, the decline and the end of air defence in Germany. It is a diary of losses and a chronicle in which the grass-roots fighter pilot plays the lead. It tells of the young men who joined their squadrons full of optimism and derring-do, only to give their lives to no purpose in a last desperate endeavour. Its focal point is the controversial Operation Baseplate on the morning of New Year’s Day 1945, an operation in which the German fighter force received its final mortal wound. Losing some 230 aircrew in less than 4 hours, the fighter units suffered their most severe defeat. Only now, after years of evaluation of all available sources, can the true figures of fighter losses on January 1st, 1945 be reported. Imagination boggles at the tragic events that took place in the skies over Germany and the West as the War neared its end; even in the perspective of history the full extent of the debacle can scarcely be depicted. The facts that mainly characterise the end of air defence over Germany and in the, West are these: neglect of the fighter force in favour of an ‘offensive air capability’; the inability of the high commands of the Luftwaffe and the Wehrmacht to appreciate the significance of what was actually going on in Germany’s skies; the lack of replacement pilots, and of fuel; the Allied superiority in numbers and equipment as the War drew to its close; and finally, in East and West alike, the penny-packeting of the forces still available.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". 140 pages. Tags: jagdgeschwader morgengraven thunderbolt operations jagdwaffe deutschen untergang baseplate luftwaffe fighters ardennes mustang galland germany chronik battles aerial hitler gerbig goring german volkel werner eighth me110 fw109 eine vom der
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Television and Radio: Everybody's Soapbox by Bruce Parker; Nigel Farrell; (£14.50)Publisher: Blandford Press — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713713062]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edges of the dust wrapper slightly ruffled. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with cartoons. From the cover: “The chance to appear on a radio or television programme is the opportunity of a lifetime to speak to a mass audience. Yet how many people appreciate the value of such an offer, or really know how to make the most of it? With the expansion of broadcasting in the 1980s there will be more air time available to members of the public in scores of programmes, particularly those put out by regional and local television and radio stations. Nearly everyone has something to gain by a chance to appear on the air: the father searching for his teenage daughter, the secretary of the local drama group which is putting on an unusual play, the harassed mother seeking action about the damp walls of her council house, or the managing director who wants a little publicity for his firm’s award-winning product. Everybody’s Soapbox explains in an entertaining way not only how to use your time on the air effectively but how to go about obtaining it in the first place. The authors take a detailed and often humorous look into what happens behind the scenes of broadcasting. Some of the pitfalls are described, including the ones to avoid when being interviewed. Don Osmond’s cartoons complement the light-hearted but informative text. Much advice is provided, particularly for those who find themselves on the air for the first time. Radio and television techniques are revealed and the jargon is made clear. There is guidance on how to handle an interview and how best to present yourself. You can also find out the right way to deal with the film crew which may arrive at your house.”Notes: Illustrated by Don Osmond. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: acceptable added adding additional addresses adjusting advantages adversaries advertising advice affairs affected agreements amalgamating anecdotes animals annual appeals appearance approach appropriate atmosphere audiences availability avoid avoidance avoided avoiding awards badges balance bald basis bbc behaviour birmingham blatant bracklesham breakdowns breakfast britain broadcasters broadcasting broadcasts budgets buttons cable cablevision cameras campaign caption
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The Golden Years of British Steam Trains: Colin Garratt On the Work of A. W. V. Mace by Colin Garratt (£14.00)Publisher: Milepost 92½ — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1900193051]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “The Golden Years of British Steam Trains contains two hundred and fifty glorious pictures, magnificently printed in Duotone recalling the living vitality of the steam age during its most exciting years. The pictures have been chosen by Colin Garratt from the collection of the late Rev. A. W. V. Mace and grouped into sections of the big four companies; L. M. S. , G. W. R. , S. R. and L. N. E. R. These companies operated from 1923 until the formation of British Railways in 1948. This twenty five year period was the high summer of steam railway operation when the most technically advanced designs worked in contrast with a plethora of ancient types dating back to the individual designs of the separate companies of pre 1923.

Arthur Mace travelled widely across Britain capturing the vibrant spirit of this exciting period. The matchless photography contained within these covers rates him as a leading name in the history of railway photography notwithstanding that he was relatively unknown until Milepost took over the responsibility for his pictorial legacy and published the first volume of his work in 1994.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9". Pictorial boards. Tags: 9781900193054 great britain history otives pictorial works railroads transportation trains railways interest photography street-railroads trams golden age mace arthur railway colin garratt 1900193051 first editions firsts printings 1st
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What If?: Strategic Alternatives of WWII by Edited by Harold C. Deutsch & Dennis E. Showalter (£14.00)Publisher: The Emperor's Press — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1883476070]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper is in a protective, removeable, mylar cover. Edges of the text block lightly marked. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: ability a-bomb after allies all-out and armed attack available barbarossa been bombing code command consequences conspirators corregidor corsica dealing decipher delayed detected dropped during existed favourably fortitude french germans had harbor held help histories hitler imaginary invaded its japanese kiev launched left macarthur military naval none not operation overtures pacific participating peace peari poles pre-emptive proposed read research responded rocket ruse sardinia scandinavia strategic strike surrender that the traffic u-boat ultra war was with world zhukov
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A Manual of Clayshooting by Chris Craddock (£13.50)Publisher: London: B. T. Batsford Ltd. — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713453087]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [90]; Diagrams [26];

From the cover: “Writing from a wealth of experience and a position of authority, Chris Cradock has produced a manual of techniques and hardware in clayshooting, comprehensive in scope and meticulous in detail. He has been involved with the sport for 60 years, and there are few aspects of its application both in Europe and the United States with which he is not familiar.

The book deals initially with modern shotguns and cartridges and the specifications of both for the various disciplines. There is then information on the try-gun, fitting and stock alterations. Buying a gun, suitable clothing and accessories are then discussed before the book covers the basics of the sport such as safety, stance and style. Shooting the various disciplines forms the basis of the next chapter. Much more general information is given in subsequent sections which deal with refereeing, shooting clubs, trap operation and control, coaching and maintenance. There is, finally, a chapter on the sport’s future.

In total, Chris Cradock has produced a work, both informative and readable, which will quickly establish itself as the reference manual for all those with an active interest in sport.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Roy A. Greatorex. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: target shooting shotguns cartridges trap houses traps trappers clay targets sports recreation gun cartridge specifications cpsa coaching scheme reloading shotgun maintenance patterning trapshooting
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D-Day by Richard Collier (£13.50)Publisher: Cassell — 1992Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0304341754]Condition: Very Good. Covers a little rubbed. Ffep slightly creased. Internally bright and clean.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Offers unforgettable historic images of conflict as well as colour photography of the sites and locations as they appear today. 224pp. Index. Bibliography. Tags: villers-bocage counter-attack battlefront beachheads cherbourg operation peninsula americans securing normandy cotentin bluecoat goodwood lorraine brittany breakout decision endpaper invasion airborne totalize sealing channel assault failure crosses calvary beaches capture bearing mortain falaise allied pocket battle bocage armada attack august cobra omaha watch cross sword front first seine epsom final rear july army june caen hill utah gold juno area and end off
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If War Comes… by Trevor N. Dupuy; Curt Johnson; David L. Bongard; Arnold C. Dupuy; (£13.50)Publisher: Hero Books — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0915979276]Condition: Good+. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the introduction: “A book to acquaint those who might be interested in the kinds of considerations with which those commanders and staffs must be concerned in the planning process. On the basis of their military knowledge and experience, the authors are confident that there will be considerable similarity between the scenarios in this book and the actual events.”Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". 165 pages. Tags: house armed services committee hearings gulf crisis operation colorado springs jordanian diversion iraq gulf region desert environment combat effectiveness eastern ottoman empire middle east region iraq jordan kuwait command structure iraqi triangular defensive position mechanized division armoured division air assault division airborne division marine corps division british 1st armored division french 6th light armoured division egyptian armored division syrian armoured division military knowledge military history charter saddam hussein united nations resolutions middle east crisis
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Lal Bahaduk Shastri by C. P. Srivastava (£13.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0195634993]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Bruised at head of spine and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Leans slightly. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but with a few pages lightly creased.Description: Prime Minister of India 1964-1966. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The life of Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904-66), India's second prime minister and successor to Jawaharlal Nehru, is the absorbing saga of a little man, who while suffering the rigours of poverty in early life, rose to political eminence on the strength of moral principle. When he died he left no land, no house, and no money. But he did leave behind an example which is morally inspiring. The author of this biography was Shastri's personal aide for several years. He was with Shastri until the last day of his life, in Tashkent. He collected a large number of original documents from the USA; he interviewed bureaucrats, politicians and diplomats who were associated with Shastri's life and career; he travelled in Shastri's footsteps within India and abroad; he consulted medical experts to ascertain the truth about Shastri's death.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 448 pages. Tags: india’s prime minister succession india’s relations with pakistan operation desert hawk india pakistan united nations tashkent kosygin krishnamachari nehru kamaraj president radhakrishnan nasser makarios trevor keelor chavan swaran singh cabinet minister uttar pradesh new delhi lucknow government lndia bombay servants the people society provincial leader parliamentary secretary cabinet minister chinese ultimatum operation grand slam operation gibraltar india’s relations with the usa india’s relations with the ussr indo-pak war peace negotiations political corruption kamaraj plan english-hindi national language controversy food scarcity hazratbal episode shrine kashmir diplomatic negotiations tightrope relations with china politicians diplomats bureaucrats
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Microprocessor Programming for Computer Hobbyists by Neill Graham (£13.00)Publisher: TAB — 1978Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0830669523]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the covers and spine. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 382 pages. Tags: and arithmetic arrays assignment circular computer deques floating hardware level linear load machine microprocessors operation operator point programmers programming programs queues representations routines stacks store structures the
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Top Secret Tales of World War II by William B. Breuer (£13.00)Publisher: John Wiley & Sons — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0471353825]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ. Small embossed personal library stamp to ffep. A really, really nice copy.Description: Here are riveting tales of patriotism and treachery, saboteurs, sleepers, and moles, giving fresh perspectives on the best-known interceptions and deceptions of the war - the breaking of the German code Enigma and the Japanese code Purple, Operation Overlord's successful disguise of the D-Day invasions well as little-known feats of civilian bravado in the face of danger. Illustrated with B&W photographs.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6½". 244 pages. Tags: Breuer overlord spies axis agents gestapo secret police code breaking enigma purple
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Uphill All The Way by John Hawkridge (£13.00)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: The story of the author's early life, his family, his school days, his determination to succeed in walking and his pleasure in the freedom it gives him. The author was born with cerebral palsy and crippled by an operation at the age of 11 and can only walk with the aid of sticks. 256pp with 8 Colour and 8 B&W illustrations.
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And the Walls Came Tumbling Down by Jack Fishman (£12.50)Publisher: Souvenir Press — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0285625195]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper tanned at the spine and the margins of the panels. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 448 pages. Tags: world war france amiens operation jericho prisoners and prisons german underground movements history bombardment great britain prison organised mass escapes secret service operations allied forces air fighting warfare aerial over western front clandestine raids second intelligence services resistance occupation
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Screaming Eagles by Patrick H.F. Allen (£12.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0600568091]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ. Text bright and tight if very slightly tanned at the margins.Description: In Action With The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). From the cover: “This lavishly illustrated book documents one of the Western worlds most illustrious fighting units the U.S. Army’s ‘Screaming Eagles’, known more formally as the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The unit history traces The 101st Airborne Divisions lineage back to the 101st Division, formed in 1918 as part of the mobilization for World War I. The 101st saw action through World War II and the theatres of Normandy, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe. In Vietnam, Operation ‘Eagle Thrust’ was the largest and longest military airlift ever attempted. Throughout the Tet Offensive the 101st was engaged in combat operations from Saigon in the south to Quang Tri in the north. This action was followed by numerous operations including ‘Nevada Eagle’, ‘Apache Snow’, ‘Hamburger Hill’ and ‘Lam Son’.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by W. C. Westmoreland. Size: 12" x 8¾". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: brigadier general william lee 101st airborne division air-assault division infantry anti-tank aviation mobile unit fort campbell glider regiments parachute regiment old abe airborne troops army aviation air assault concepts rapid deployment force ardennes bastogne normandy tet counteroffensive world war
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Stalingrad: The Vital 7 Days by Will Fowler (£12.50)Publisher: Spellmount — 2005Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 9781862272781]Condition: Very Good. Small scrape to upper board otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. The German invasion of the Soviet Union at dawn on 22 June 1941 caught the border guards and forward infantry units by surprise — many were captured semi-clothed as they stumbled half-awake out of their barracks. German Army Propagandakompanien (PK) photographers caught the dazed look on their shocked faces in the watery spring light. This book contains detailed descriptions of the manoeuvres, attacks and defensive actions during the vital phase of the battle for Stalingrad.Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 192 pages. Tags: red army babachenko babiyu barbarossa bagration barrikady tractor factory katyusha bormann ivanovich chuikov hubertus elchenko flame-throwers focke-wulf panzerarmee viii army corps panzer division rifle regiment army group winter storm goebbels goering golodny island heinkel gru soviet military intelligence stalingrad hoepner uyushin shturmovik jeschonnek junkers kar 98k rifle keitel khozyaynov kovalova krasnaya
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Battle of the Bulge: St Vith US 106 Infantry Division by Michael Tolhurst (£11.50)Publisher: Leo Cooper — 1999Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0850526655]Condition: Good. A reasonable reading copy only. Would be Very Good were it not for the notable knock to the head of the spine. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the introduction: “The purpose of this book is not to confuse the reader with the many complexities arising from the ‘Battle of the Bulge’ (December 1944 – January 1945), nor get involved with the politics or controversial decisions made, but to give an idea, basically, how the battle came about and, because of the vastness of the battleground area, to concentrate on one portion of it. The battle was the biggest pitched engagement of the Western Front, involving over one million men. It was Hitler’s last desperate gamble and was probably one of the most astonishing episodes of World War II, also the most controversial. It shook the Western Alliance, incredible confusion reigned, and it finally broke the Germans.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Kline. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Pictorial boards. In the Battleground Europe series. 160 pages. Tags: siegfried line ardennes eifel region river moselle vith america’s greatest military defeat battlefield 106th division german gunpits americans surrendered combat engineer battalion hetzer german tank destroyer 75mm pak (l/48) gun medical battalion purple heart standard american tank german self-propelled 75mm/105mm volksgrenadier division gmc cargo truck army operation torch battle tactics anglo-american 1st army battle kasserine pass patton bradley
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Clear For Action by Capt. Kenneth Langmaid (£11.50)Publisher: Jarrolds — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges, front flap creased and wrinkled. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Slight soiling to the first and last blanks and endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: The Royal Navy in Defence and in Attack. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “Britain has been attacked or threatened with attack from seaward with greater ferocity and persistence than any other country in the world; persistence than any other country in the world; sequence of foreign invasions of this country from the earliest days and to indicate how the establishment and growth of British naval strength gradually controlled and then eliminated sea attack. The second part of the book shows how it was possible, owing to the same maritime superiority, to embark upon crushing strikes of overseas counter-invasions leading, in 1944, to the piercing of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall and to the liberation of Occupied Europe.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: invasions england north africa operation torch operation husky operation baytown operation avalanche overlord neptune operation dragoon english fire-ships great armada four days battle medway battle hogue trafalgar gallipoli narvik bay wrecked shipping dunkirk british destroyers landing craft h.m.s. warspite british history norman conquest napoleonic era sea-power battleships battle-cruisers sea-going armament royal navy
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Israel at Fifty: Five Decades of Struggle for Peace by Moshe Raviv (£11.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297818511]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Israel will celebrate fifty years of existence in May 1998. A state with a unique heritage, its establishment was the culmination of a long arduous struggle for Jewish independence and sovereignty in the ancient land of Israel. Arab refusal to accept the UN resolution partitioning Palestine into a Jewish and Arab state initiated a period of conflict and war which dominated that first half century. But the years have also been coloured by extraordinary achievements in many fields of endeavour. Above all, this formative period has been characterised by the relentless quest for peace and a resolution to the Arab-Israeli discord.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 303 pages. Tags: dayan-el-tuhami allon-kissinger begin-mubarak assassination independence palestinians negotiations declaration shamir-bush sharon-haig palestinian sovereignty retaliation rabin-ford commission government initiative resolution ambassador bernadotte ben-gurion conference tripartite eisenhower liberation revolution hashemite relations president kilometre netanyahu operation jerusalem kissinger palestine partition evacuates coalition egyptian abdullah identity khartoum kuneitra security protocol problems eichmann diaspora national shooting intifada
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Medic One On Scene by Dr Heather Clark (£11.50)Publisher: Virgin — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852278839]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Three small dings to the upper board otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “Call sign: Medic One… a helicopter comes swooping out of the sky and lands in the middle of Oxford Street, a young doctor beats a path to the patient lying injured on the ground… Dr Heather Clark lives a life that a novelist couldn’t invent: a dedicated doctor working from the mobile hospital of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), who has performed operations that made frontpage news, and attended many of the most tragic cases ever on the streets of London.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 206 pages. Tags: helicopter emergency medical service doctor patients emergencies horrific accidents extreme situations ground-breaking operation steven niland kinango professional dancer jive salsa london theatre ballroom
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Medic One on Scene by Dr. Heather Clark (£11.50)Publisher: Virgin — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852275539]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Very slightly ruffled edges of dustwrapper, tape-repaired tear at bottom edge of lower panel otherwise a well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “Call sign: Medic One… a helicopter comes swooping out of the sky and lands in the middle of Oxford Street, a young doctor beats a path to the patient lying injured on the ground… Dr Heather Clark lives a life that a novelist couldn’t invent: a dedicated doctor working from the mobile hospital of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), who has performed operations that made frontpage news, and attended many of the most tragic cases ever on the streets of London.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 206 pages. Tags: helicopter emergency medical service doctor patients emergencies horrific accidents extreme situations ground-breaking operation steven niland kinango professional dancer jive salsa london theatre ballroom
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Safety and Survival at Sea by E. C. B. Lee; Kenneth Lee; (£11.50)Publisher: Greenhill Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853670340]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: New Edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the preface: “From time immemorial men have struggled against the elements in attempting to cross great waters, some have succumbed to the peril of the sea and others have survived. A study of survivors’ reports, many of which are given in this book, has led to improvements in lifesaving equipment and techniques. The lessons learnt from disasters at sea have led to the improved design and operation of ships. Nevertheless, disasters still occur and are frequently due, in part or in whole, to human fallibility. This book is written with the object of eliminating human error, or minimising its effects.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 343 pages. Tags: shipman-overboard communications installations international psychological organization submersibles dehydration precautions hypothermia emergencies submarines hovercraft casualties helicopter abandoning reporting creatures lifeboats treatment following collision lifebuoys equipment explosion analysers aerospace stranding shipwreck position recovery physical anti-gas aircraft survival advisory drinking atlantic drowning services offshore shipping stations exposure capsized distress clothing against diver's landing hazards
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Stalin's Silver by John Beasant (£11.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780747523444]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the upper panel notably ruffled otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “On the night of 28 August 1944 three torpedoes from the German submarine U-859 sank the American merchant ship USS John Barry in the Arabian Sea off the eastern seaboard of Oman. The holds of the Barry contained 3 million silver Saudi riyals worth $80 million and over $300 million in silver bullion. The 7200-ton ship broke into two pieces and sank to a depth of 8500 feet, more than one and a half miles. For forty-five years the great depth of the wreck ruled out any thoughts of salvage. However, in 1989 salvage rights were acquired by Sheikh Ahmed Farid al Aulaqi who engaged the French International Maritime Institute and Jean Roux, leader of the team which recovered artefacts from the Titanic. Roux and his team have developed technology which has resulted in an operation of deep-sea recovery never before possible. In Stalin’s Silver the story of the USS John Barry is recreated with the help of living survivors, including one of the German U-boat officers, and the mystery of the intended destination of $300 million in silver is resolved. Stalin’s Silver is as much a sensational story of politics and intrigue between governments during World War II as it is the story of the salvage of the world’s most valuable and mysterious sunken treasure.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 216 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 20th american arabian barry century combat covered dates east elite engineering forces history hydraulic john liberty merchant middle military naval operations role salvage sea second ships shipwrecks states stories submarine treasure troves true united war world
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Success in Information Processing by Stephen Flowers (£11.50)Publisher: John Murray — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0719551587]Condition: Very Good. Wraps rubbed at the edges.Description: Success in Information Processing (Second Edition) provides a clear, thorough and up-to-date discussion of how computers and communications networks may be used in the control and operation of a business. Basic computer concepts and system components are explained and related to the solution of business problems, without undue emphasis on particular devices or programs. Case-studies are included to show how real organisations use information technology in their business operations.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 346 pages. Tags: Information technology networks computer business problems
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Supermarine Spitfire by Charles Bowyer (£11.50)Publisher: Bison — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780861241408]Condition: Good+ - in Poor DJ. DJ nicked at the head of the spine with a 2" closed tear to the top corner of the upper panel, lightly spotted at the edges of the reverse. Slight spotting ot the extremities of the boards.Description: The Spitfire was developed during the late 1930s and first saw action in the fight to defend France in 1940. After 1940 the Spitfires were used in every theatre of command, from Burma to the Baltic, in the Western Desert and over Europe. Numerous variations on this aircraft were used not only by the British, but by the Free French, the Australians, Canadians and other Commonwealth Allies. They also served as Seafires on aircraft carriers. The story of the Spitfire and all the technical changes and developments of this great aircraft are told by one of Britain’s leading aviation historians. Richly illustrated with colour and monochrome photographs as well as line drawings and a full colour cutaway by Mike Badrocke, this book will be a valuable addition to the library of every aviation enthusiast.Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". 64 pages. Tags: Bowyer spitfire seafire world war fighters bader the few battle britain me109 spitfire over dunkirk pilot spitfires battle britain squadrons fighter tactics spitfeuer dieppe dogfight flying bombs raf young pilots german sorties rotated squadron defiants biggin hill radar-equipped coastal airfields radar chain home stations 109s hurricanes john nicolson 249 command stukas bomber unopposed night raid gruppe goering geschwader operation sealion aircraft production
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