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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
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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British Battleships of World War Two: The Development and Technical History of the Royal Navy's Battleships and Battlecruisers from 1911 to 1946 by Alan Raven & John Roberts (£192.00)Publisher: London: Arms & Armour Press — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853681414]Condition: Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: Howe and Queen Elizabeth at sea in December 1944 by John Roberts. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates [4]; Diagrams; Tables; Fold-Out Maps;

From the cover: “This large and lavishly-illustrated volume presents a comprehensive account of the design and construction of the British battleships that served in the Second World War — from the Queen Elizabeth class to Vanguard. Much of the information contained in this book, which is the result of exhaustive research conducted over many years, is published for the first time, for only recently have official documents of the period been made available to the public. British Battleships of World War Two is therefore unique in making available the full story of the design and construction of every battleship and battlecruiser class of the period as first built, together with all details of the various refits and reconstructions that each vessel underwent during its service life. The contents also include a comprehensive review of developments in weapons, gunnery, fire-control, radar, protection and propulsion, taking in every aspect of battleship design and usage; and there are sections devoted to the actions involving British battleships during the Second World War, and to comparisons between the British battleships and their counterparts in other navies.

Complementing the text are some three hundred photographs, which in themselves constitute a history of the vessels. These are supplemented by numerous superb specially-drawn sets of plans and elevations — fully detailed and based on the official builders’ plans — comprising over three hundred individual drawings. They depict the ships not only in their “as built” configurations, but show also the many modifications and alterations carried out during their careers. British Battleships of World War Two is a magnificent volume that takes its place as the definitive work of reference on the subject.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 436 pages. Tags: britain royal navy battleships history battle cruisers world war naval operations british warships design construction marine engineering ships architecture ship armament guns
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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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
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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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
P&P: UK 1st £28.50. UK 2nd £11.67. EU Surface £50.00. EU Air £50.00. ROW Surface £50.00. ROW Air £100.00

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Italian Intervention In The Spanish Civil War by John F. Coverdale (£149.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is faded at the spine and creased at the join of the upper panel. Boards a little faded at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Using hitherto unavailable material from the Italian foreign ministry, Franco’s headquarters, and Mussolini’s secretariat, John F. Coverdale traces the development of Italo-Spanish relations from the beginning of the Fascist regime. His analysis reveals that traditional foreign policy outweighed ideological and internal political considerations in Mussolini’s decision making. John F. Coverdale finds that while Italy’s support was essential to Franco’s victory, Rome exercised very little influence on his decisions. The author concludes that participation in the Spanish Civil War was less important than is generally believed in determining Italy’s entrance into World War II on Hitler’s side, and that it did not significantly weaken her armed forces.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 455 pages. Tags: spanish civil war military operations history italian 20th century spain italy political unit armed forces armies august politics policy mercenaries volunteer formations
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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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
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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British Aeroplanes 1914-18 by J. M. [John McIntosh] Bruce (£102.00)Publisher: London: Putnam — 1957Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper/Good Slip Case. Glassine wrapper is tape-repaired, now yellowing, and somewhat edgeworn. Slip case rubbed. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 742 pages. Tags: bruce airplanes military world war 1914-1918 aerial operations british
P&P: UK 1st £13.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £22.06. EU Air £21.60. ROW Surface £22.06. ROW Air £41.72

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Logs of the Great Sea Fights: 1794-1805 by T. [Thomas] Sturges Jackson (£92.00)Publisher: London: Printed for the Navy Records Society — 1981Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Both volumes slightly faded at the spine with light spotting to the foredge of the lower boards. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Number 16 & 18 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Tables; Plans [2]; Maps [9];Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue Spine Strip with White boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Publications of the Navy Records Society series. [XV] 342/343 pages. Tags: publications navy records society napoleonic wars naval operations sea battles howe britain royal cape saint vincent battle camperdown nile egypt copenhagen denmark trafalgar anglo-french war british history 18th century 19th
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Naval Camouflage 1914-1945: A Complete Visual Reference by David Williams (£92.00)Publisher: Rochester: Chatham Publishing — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861761546]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Very slight rippling to the last few leaves otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Jacket illustration: The French cruiser, Gloire. . Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “This authoritative history of camouflage is undoubtedly the most comprehensive study of the subject to date. Visual and illustrative in its approach, it concentrates on the British and US navies, but the camouflage patterns of enemy navies (and selected allies) are covered as well.

Contrary to popular belief, naval camouflage at sea was not intended to ‘hide’ ships, and an in-depth commentary explains the theory and development of visual deception, and the different ways in which it was intended to work at sea.

The core of the book is a listing of all the major patterns and schemes, with their colours, characteristics and function. Wherever possible each is illustrated with at least one photograph providing the reader with a visual reference as well as a description; where there were variations, as many as possible are depicted.

This is a subject of immense importance and significance for all those with an interest in the warships of the two World Wars — this comprehensive reference book is simply the best available.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: warships camouflage history 20th century war naval operations marine engineering ships britain markings first schemes admiralty light disruptive patterns herzog visibility system mackay toch dazzle painting mountbatten pink purkinje effect
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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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
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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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
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Armed Merchant Cruisers 1878-1945 by Richard Osborne, Harry Spong & Tom Grover (£77.00)Publisher: Windsor: World Ship Society — 2007Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0954331087]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;Notes: Size: 12" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 328 pages. Tags: grover 0954331087 armed merchant ships britain history war 1914-1918 naval operations british 1939-1945 387.265094109034
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Armed Merchant Cruisers 1878-1945 by Richard Osborne, Harry Spong & Tom Grover (£77.00)Publisher: Windsor: World Ship Society — 2007Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0954331087]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;Notes: Size: 12" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 328 pages. Tags: grover 0954331087 armed merchant ships britain history war 1914-1918 naval operations british 1939-1945 387.265094109034
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La Marine Francaise Au Combat, 1939-1945: des Combats de L'Antlatique Aux F.N.F.L. / Du Sabordage a La Victoire by Michel Bertrand (£75.00)Publisher: Paris - Limoges: Charles-Lavauzelle — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 2702500374]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Volume 1 gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper with heavy rubbing, near fraying, to the leading edge of the upper panel. Volume 2 Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Both volumes faded at the edges of the binging. Text complete, clean and tight in both volumes. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Colour Plates; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Plans;Notes: Jacket designed by Claude le Baube. Size: 12" x 9". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 233/227 pages. Tags: war 1939-1945 naval operations french france marine history unit navies free armed forces second
P&P: UK 1st £10.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £16.86. EU Air £16.60. ROW Surface £16.86. ROW Air £31.72

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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
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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The 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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Sur Trois Mers by N. [Nestor] Monasterev (£68.00)Publisher: Tunis: E. Saliba & Cie. — 1932Binding: Paperback Condition: Poor. Wrappers edgeworn and rubbed. Edges of the text block rubbed, some leaves roughly opened. Text block starting to part at the foot of the binding. Text, plates and maps acceptable. Uncommon. Description: French language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; A limited printing of 1050 copies of which this is number 977.Notes: Size: 10" x 6½". 190 pages. Tags: russia flot history war naval operations russian narratives sailors soviet union revolution
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Airfields of the Eighth Then and Now / UK Airfields of the Ninth Then and Now by Roger A. Freeman (£61.00)Publisher: London: Battle of Britain International Limited — 1996Binding: Hardback in Slip Case in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0900913940]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Both dust wrappers have slight rippling to the upper panels. Slip case in fine condition. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice set. Description: 8th edition. [First Published: 1978] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Red Leatherette boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240/256 pages. Tags: 0900913096 0900913800 united states army air forces force ninth history 8th bases american england east anglia airports war 1939-1945 aerial operations britain military aerodromes airfields stations warfare aircraft
P&P: UK 1st £13.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £22.06. EU Air £21.60. ROW Surface £22.06. ROW Air £41.72

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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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Fighting Tykes: Informal History of the Yorkshire Regiment in the Second World War by Charles Whiting; Eric Taylor; (£56.50)Publisher: Leo Cooper — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0850523575]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Foreword or introduction by His Grace The Duke of Westminster. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 238 pages. Tags: expeditionary wellington’s operations regimental battalions histories yorkshire lancaster 1939-1945 fighting military regiment infantry yeomanry minister britain howards british belisha history england king’s riding light tykes force great world green duke hore army york east west war and the own
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Amiga Machine Language by Stefan Dittrich (£54.50)Publisher: Abacus — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1557550255]Condition: Very Good. Pages very gently age-tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: 5th Reprint. From the cover: “A comprehensive volume for all Amiga owners who want to tap all of the Amiga’s true power using machine language. Amiga Machine Language is a combination of beginning tutorial and advanced programming guide all in one book. Amiga Machine Language introduces you to 68000 machine language programming presented in clear, easy to understand terms. If you’re a beginner, the introduction eases you into programming right away. If you’re an advanced programmer, you’ll discover the hidden powers of your Amiga. Learn how to access the hardware registers, use the Amiga libraries, create gadgets, work with Intuition and much more. Amiga Machine Language topics include: opening windows • mouse functions • Working with Intuition • using requestors • creating screens and pulldown menus • all about gadgets • disk drive operations • disk commands • events • Supervisor mode • sound and tone generation.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". In the Data Becker Book series. 254 pages. Tags: addbuffers alias amiga amigados assign assignments avail backup batch binddrivers booting bra breaking changetaskpri cli cmd commands comments compiling con copying crash ctrl-c ctrl-d date decisions delete deleting devices devs dir directories directory discs diskchange diskcopy diskdoctor dot drawers drives dump echo edit editor endcli endlfl env environment enyironmentl68 errors eval
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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
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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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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British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates by Rif Winfield (£52.00)Publisher: Barnsley: Seaforth Publishing — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1844157008]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 which is a little sunned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Black & White Plates; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 384 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history 18th century 19th warships anglo-french war naval operations british napoleonic wars forces warfare military irish united kingdom europe
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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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Warship 1994 by John Roberts (£46.00)Publisher: Conway Maritime Press — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851776302]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 11" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: roberts 0851776302 9780851776309 baltic dreadnoughts french sail-of-the-line napoleonic wars 1792-1815 minelayers war sinking bismarck ana operations german types torpedo boats soviet cruisers chapayev sverdlov classes origins canadian carrier aviation canadian-manned escort carriers
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War in the Air: Aerial Wonders of Our Time: A Pictured History of Flying, Past, Present and Future by J. A. [John Alexander] Hammerton (£45.00)Publisher: London: The Amalgamated Press — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is slightly discoloured in places. Pages lightly age-tanned. Hinges lightly strained by the sheer weight, but a good copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Diagrams; Maps; Photogravures; Plans;Notes: Size: 11" x 8¼". Patterned Green boards with Raised Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 804 pages. Tags: hammerton aeronautics aerial operations air fighting warfare domestic trade business organisation aeronautical engineering first war transport industry civil aviation airports aircraft aeroplanes craft aerostats airships military
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Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War by O. G. [Owen Gordon] Thetford (£44.00)Publisher: Letchworth: Harleyford Publications Limited — 1954Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the corners and spine ends, tape repair to the foot of the upper panel. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Fold-out plans; Plans; Also contains a flyer for Air Aces of the 1914-18 War which encloses additional loose leaf plans (not mentioned in the list of available plans in this printing) from Harleyford and others, some hand drawn, from disparate sources.Notes: Illustrated by E. J. Riding. Size: 11" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [V] 127 pages. Tags: thetford riding russell airplanes military war 1914-1918 aerial operations aeronautical engineering first aircraft aeroplanes aviation air
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I PARACADUTISTI: Cinquant'anni Di Storia, Cronaca E Immagini Del Paracadutismo Italiano by Nino Arena (£44.00)Publisher: Modena: S.T.E.M. Mucchi — 1972Binding: Paperback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed where it overlaps the plastic cover of the book, a little faded overall. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd (revised & expanded) edition. [First Published: 1970] Italian language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Fold-out Plans (laid in) [1]; Colour Drawings;Notes: Size: 9" x 9". In the Collezione Storica Del Risorgimento E Dell' Unita D'italia: Documenti E Testimonianze series. 319 pages. Tags: arena collezione storica del risorgimento dell unita italia documenti testimonianze italy esercito parachute troops war 1939-1945 aerial operations italian military unit armed forces armies heraldry army paratroopers uniforms
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with the Carriers in Korea: The Fleet Air Arm Story 1950-1953 by John R. P. Lansdown (£44.00)Publisher: Crécy Publishing — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0947554645]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper front flap slightly creased otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Although within living memory of those who took part, and their families, the Korean war has been largely neglected in publishing. There have been only a small number of books available and these have tended to detail the actions of the British, Commonwealth and US Armies. The fact that the British and Commonwealth navies, and particularly the Fleet Air Arm, were heavily involved has been largely overlooked.

This imbalance has at last been redressed by an author who, as a Lt. Commander, served with the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) in Korea on board the aircraft carrier HMS Glory. In this book, John Lansdown has produced the definitive record of this era, including a historical perspective of the period leading up to the conflict and a full and detailed history of sea and air operations in South East Asia from 1950-1953. All Royal Navy and United States Navy ships involved in the conflict are mentioned, and all the carriers which saw action are detailed in the text. This vital work of reference is enlivened by a stunning photographic content and extracts from the Squadron Diaries and Line Books, covering every day that aircraft flew into battle. A unique and absorbing book.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 520 pages. Tags: great britain royal navy fleet air arm korean war 1950-1953 aerial operations british history naval john lansdown 0947554645 first editions firsts printings 1st
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H.M.S. Electra as Told to A. V. Sellwood by T. J. Cain (£43.00)Publisher: London: Frederick Muller Limited — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with damp wrinkling to both panels and a short, closed, tear to the head of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans slightly. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1959] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “The only time that H. M. S. Electra got a wartime “mention” in the national press was when three-quarters of her crew were no longer able to read it. They were dead.

For it was the disastrous yet little-known Battle of the Java Sea — where a British, Australian, American and Dutch force was annihilated by the Japanese — that put Electron’s name in print.

‘H. M. S. Electra attacked through the smoke and was seen no more…’

The epitaph was terse, though moving. It left much unsaid. And today, in H. M. S. Electra, Lieutenant-Commander T. J. Cain — who fired her torpedoes during her last desperate battle — does much to do justice, long belated, to both the ship and the company who served her.

The result is sensational. For Cain’s story, prepared with the aid of author and naval correspondent A. V. Sellwood, reveals that the “unknown” Electra was the un-publicised companion-in-battle of some of the best-known names in the Royal Navy, and was the witness of events that shook the world. The sinking of the Athenia, the Ark Royal’s attacks on the Nazis in Norway, the first Russian convoy, the defence of Singapore — wherever there was trouble Electra was sure to be found.

SHE was the unnamed destroyer that sailed with Hood to find the Bismarck, and picked up the former’s three survivors…

SHE was at the sinking of the Repulse and Prince of Wales, and snatched part of their crews to safety beneath the mammoth Jap air attack…

And SHE was destroyed during a lone torpedo onslaught against an entire Japanese fleet, to cover the disabled Exeter, famous veteran of the River Plate.

H. M. S. Electra is not “just a war-story” — it is also a history. But it is a very human history — history as seen by a man who helped to make it.

Lieut. -Commander Cain, who, after a fantastic escape in a U. S. submarine, was later captured and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of the Japanese, is pungent in his comments regarding the blunders of the time. But equally he is an enthusiast — for Electra, her officers, and the men who made her what he calls: A happy ship — the finest I have ever known.”
Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 278 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 naval operations british ark royal bismarck hood prince wales singapore repulse last voyage dutch destroyer kortenaer ruyter perthy houston java
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Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy 1910-1949 by William T. Larkins (£42.00)Publisher: Atglen: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0764300881]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “This thorough study of the history, development and service of floatplanes carried on battleships and cruisers documents a long neglected subject for the first time in over 400 photographs. From the 1920s through World War II, aircraft operating from catapults were used for spotting gunfire and scouting ahead of the fleet Flying these planes was unique and the dramatic launching and recovery operations are covered by both photographs and text. Colors and markings are detailed and special attention has been paid to images showing catapult and ship details for both the ship and aircraft modeller. The assignment of all aircraft by type, totals, squadrons and ships is given annually from 1924 to 1949. In addition to rare photos of all of the experimental aircraft that were tested for this purpose, an additional chapter covers floatplanes used on small ships and submarines.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Schiffer Military/Aviation History series. 272 pages. Tags: schiffer military aviation history united states navy floatplanes battleships cruisers airplanes catapult ship details experimental aircraft 1910-1949 air forces warfare vehicles engineering technology
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German Warships of World War 1: The Royal Navy's Official Guide to Capital Ships, Cruisers, Destroyers, Submarines and Small Craft by Anon. (£42.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853671231]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper gently pulled at the head and foot of the upper panel. Small shop sticker to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Facsimile edition compiled from the Confidential Books issued by British Naval Intelligence during World War I. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Tables; Plans;Notes: Jacket designed by David Gibbons. Foreword or introduction by Norman Friedman. Size: 11¾" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 416 pages. Tags: warships history germany kriegsmarine battleships battle cruisers minelaying class destroyers torpedo boats submarines gunboats armed merchant auxiliaries auxiliary minelayers patrol vessels imperial yachts raiders table naval ordnance war 1914-1918 operations german
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L'Armee D'Afrique by R. Hure (£40.00)Publisher: Paris - Limoges: Charles-Lavauzelle — 1980Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Single reading crease to the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1977] French language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Colour Plates; Maps;Notes: Illustrated by Jean Brunon & Raoul Brunon. Foreword or introduction by General De Goislard de Monsabert. Size: 10¾" x 8¼". 483 pages. Tags: france history colonies africa military unit armed forces armies civil wars colonial guerilla counter-surgency operations resistance unconventional warfare traditions customs french empire morocco syria colonization war spanish afrique
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The Blitz Then and Now Volume 1: September 3, 1939 to September 6, 1940 by Edited By Winston G. Ramsey (£40.00)Publisher: London: Battle of Britain Prints International — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0900913452]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Volume 1 of a trilogy spanning the air war on Britain, The Blitz Then and Now, this book covers the first year, the period from phoney war to total war: September 3, 1939 to September 6, 1940. Beginning with endless air raid warnings and a sense of unreality, it was a phase which was to culminate in Hitler threatening to raze Britain’s cities to the ground.

As a direct source of the day-to-day effects of Luftwaffe operations over Britain at the time, the book utilises extracts from the 24-hour log compiled by the Ministry of Home Security, and this provides a contemporary diary of events as they affected the Home Front. These entries ideally form the setting for a detailed record of the losses sustained by the Luftwaffe over Britain and within sight of land: a barometer of the air war, showing clearly the changing climate of hostilities. Until the summer of 1940 these were mainly reconnaissance flights and attacks on shipping, which gathered pace after Dunkirk as the air attack on Britain and the Royal Air Force escalated through its several stages as a prelude to invasion. Every German crash on land is listed with its crew, and footnotes are included on all those which are known to have been investigated or excavated since the end of the war, together with photographs of some of the more interesting discoveries.

Features and special articles by historians and eyewitnesses intersperse the daily happenings, illustrating life at the time on both the civilian and service fronts, and contrasting descriptions by German airmen give us an insight into just what it was like to be on the other side.

Even now, within a single generation, it seems another world… a part of history… yet the link with the present day is depicted by the comparison ‘then and now’ photographs which are a central feature of all After the Battle publications.

For its unique photographic coverage, and its contribution to the literature of the period, this book is likely to serve as an incomparable record in the years to come.”
Notes: Jacket designed by From a painting by George A. Campbell. Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: world war 1939-1945 aerial operations german great britain air england history second military europe technology transportation aviation aircraft interest winston ramsey 0900913452 then and now first editions firsts printings 1st
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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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Jane's Fighting Ships of World War I by Fred T. [Thomas] Jane (£37.00)Publisher: London: Studio Editions — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1851703780]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight fading to the margins of both panels. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Maps; Tables; Plans;Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Moore. Size: 12¾" x 10". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: warships history 20th century navies military equipment war 1914-1918 naval operations first ships
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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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Putting Strategy to Work by Eddie Obeng (£35.00)Publisher: Pitman — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0273602659]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: Examines the main areas of knowledge required to ensure your success, covering all the techniques for successful program management.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Eddie Obenn. 237 pages. Tags: differentiation internalization people-embodied diversification customer-based identification attractiveness product-market classification small-business organizational transformation implementation value-creating interpretation supportability recommendation responsibility sustainability administrative research-based organization's configuration institutional determination specification expropriation brainstorming technological opportunities disadvantages contingencies understanding duplicability collaboration reconfiguring effectiveness uncertainties proliferation globalization discontinuity communication vulnerability process-based relationships participation substitution facilitation value-adding interrelated expectations
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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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The Crowded Sky: An Anthology of Flight from the Beginnings to the Age of the Guided Missile by Edited by Neville Duke & Edward Lanchbery (£34.00)Publisher: London: Cassell & Co. Ltd. — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a small tape repair at the foot of the lower panel to the join and further closed tears at the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with spotting to the blanks. Description: From the cover: “Man’s longing to fly is as old as history. The wish to escape from the earth and soar with the birds recurs in Biblical verse and ancient legend, but it was Leonardo da Vinci who first considered the practical problems involved. From da Vinci to Colonel Frank Everest, Jr. , ‘the fastest man alive’, who in 1956 flew the Bell X-2 rocket plane at nearly two thousand miles an hour, this anthology of prose and poetry takes in its stride every conceivable branch of aviation, including the first faltering experiments, and the heyday of the balloon and the airship (there is an absorbing description taken from Nevil Shute’s autobiography of the testing of the R. 100, whose sister ship the R. 101 went to her doom so soon afterwards). Beside Bleriot’s exciting story are con-temporary newspaper accounts of Britain’s first air meetings and early flying clubs, and all else which has gone to make up the panorama of aviation through the ages. The First World War brought the greatest single challenge to the improvement of the aeroplane, and is seen here from the points of view of both Allied and German air aces. But flying was still in its infancy, at a time when the officer in command of the aeroplane gave the signal to descend by means of a smack on his pilot’s helmet! From the first World War to the second, with its roll of immortal names, among them Guy Gibson, Pierre Clostermann and Cheshire, V. C.; and finally to peace and the age of jet aircraft. In a section entitled Wings of Peace the editors show that to some, flying is an escape from the cares of the earth and a retreat that gives spiritual solace. So we come up-to-date with today’s test pilot, exploring new regions of speed and altitude, and developing test flying into a skilled and complicated science.

Here is a book to be dipped into again and again for its tales of high adventure, of the incredible audacity of men battling against the eternal forces of nature, and of the progress of aviation from its humble beginnings to its present vast complexity.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XV] 421 pages. Tags: lanchbery aeronautics literature prose poetry aerial operations air fighting warfare aeronautical engineering fiction anthologies verse poems aircraft aeroplanes aviation fictional drama
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Flagship Hood: The Fate of Britain's Mightiest Warship by Alan Coles & Ted Briggs (£33.00)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 070903542X]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". [XII] 269 pages. Tags: hood ship history battle cruiser cruisers warships great britain world war 1939-1945 naval operations british 20th century unit histories navies 1900 the present day individual ships hms royal navy 1918-1941 military europe transportation shipbuilding alan coles 070903542x ted briggs
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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 Battle of Tsu-Shima Between the Japanese and Russian Fleets, Fought On 27th May 1905 by Vladimir Semenoff (£33.00)Publisher: London: John Murray — 1909Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little dulled. Leans slightly. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Blanks tanned heavily, leaves less so. Description: 5th printing. [First Published: 1909] Illustrated by way of: Fold-Out Maps [1];Notes: Foreword or introduction by George Sydenham Clarke. Size: 7¾" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXX] 163 pages. Tags: semenoff sydenham naval operations actions sea russia manchuria russo japanese war 1905-1906 vladimir
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TIALD: The Gulf War by ANON. (£33.00)Publisher: GEC Ferranti — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Slightest edgewear to the DJ. Bruised gently at top corners. A beautifully presented book.Description: This book tells the story of TIALD (Thermal Imaging Airborne Laser Designator) and its role in air operations during the Allied offensive against Iraq in 1991.Tags: thermal laser aircraft
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A Fortunate Soldier by Ken Perkins (£32.00)Publisher: London: Brassey's Defence Publishers — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0080347622]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “This is the story of a soldier, Major General Ken Perkins, CB, MBE, DFC, who rose from the ranks to hold a number of important positions. It is a chronicle of an unusual career spent in pursuit of excitement which included, early on, flying as a pilot during the Korean War, and, much later, command of Arab, British and Iranian forces during counter-insurgency operations which preserved the Straits of Hormuz for the Western World. Even a desk in Whitehall proved amusing, particularly when Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister.

In the course of this career he was awarded, in addition to his British decorations, the Hashemite Order of Independence, the Order of Oman and the Selangor Distinguished Conduct Medal. He leaves us at sixty launching into a new life: a second marriage to a business adversary, and a second family.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Field Marshal the Lord Bramall. Size: 9¼" x 6". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XIII] 198 pages. Tags: britain army history military 20th century experiences unit armed forces armies civil wars colonial guerilla counter-surgency operations resistance unconventional warfare malaysia muscat oman british aviation malaya malayan emergency staff royal artillery regiments brigades dhofar defence policy air corps camberley 0080347622 9780080347622
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Jane's Fighting Ships 1982-83 by John Moore (£32.00)Publisher: London: Jane's Publishing Company Limited — 1982Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0867206179]Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is somewhat dull. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Advertisements;Notes: Size: 13" x 8¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 736 pages. Tags: warships handbooks manuals war naval operations navies yearbooks history 20th century military equipment ships falkland islands royal task force argentinian invasion surface aircraft
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Z-vor!: Internationale Entwicklung Und Kriegseinsätze Von Zerstörern Und Torpedobooten, 1914 Bis 1939 by Harald Fock (£32.00)Publisher: Herford: Koehlers — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 3782202074]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of both the dust wrapper and the book. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: German language text. International Development and war operations of destroyers and torpedo boats during the Second World War 1914-1945. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Plans;Notes: Illustrated by Helmut Meinhardt, Gerhard Mittelstädt & Harald Möller. Size: 11" x 8½". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. 444 pages. Tags: fock 3782202074 international development war operations destroyers torpedo boats second 1914-1945
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The Portable MBA in Strategy by Liam Fahey; Robert M. Randall; (£30.50)Publisher: John Wiley & Sons — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0471197084]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a short closed tear to the head of the lower panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd Edition. From the cover: “The ultimate goal for all managers is to enable their organization to thrive in the marketplace — to produce offerings that customers value highly and to outperform the competition according to key metrics. The Portable MBA in Strategy, Second Edition arms you with the critical knowledge you need to make the choices that will attract and retain the most valuable customers, to experiment and adapt rapidly in continuously changing markets, and to position your organization advantageously for the future. Featuring contributions from internationally recognized leaders in strategic thought and practice, this fully updated Second Edition reflects the remarkable impact of e-business on all commercial activity, reveals the new opportunities and risks facing small business, and presents the latest methods of strategic analysis and implementation for domestic and global businesses. This unique resource offers a clear, practical guide to leading-edge strategic management practices, explains the strategic manager’s tasks and objectives, and shows how management techniques such as scenario planning can be used to develop the foresight and insight necessary for short- and long-term wealth creation in a competitive, unpredictable business environment.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 414 pages. Tags: differentiation internalization people-embodied diversification customer-based identification attractiveness product-market classification small-business organizational transformation implementation value-creating interpretation supportability recommendation responsibility sustainability administrative research-based organization's configuration institutional determination specification expropriation brainstorming technological opportunities disadvantages contingencies understanding duplicability collaboration reconfiguring effectiveness uncertainties proliferation globalization discontinuity communication vulnerability process-based relationships participation substitution facilitation value-adding interrelated expectations
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The Bomber Command Handbook 1939-1945 by Jonathan Falconer (£29.00)Publisher: Sutton Publishing — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0750918195]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper a little rubbed otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Jacket illustration: The crew of 50 Squadron's Lancaster III, ED810 'Z-Zebra' prepare to board before a night raid in Spring 1943. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Night after night through six long years of war RAF Bomber Command’s squadrons pounded away at the cities of Nazi Germany in a determined effort to bring the Third Reich to its knees. Pitted against Bomber Harris’s aircrews and aircraft were some of the most effective and deadly defences the world has ever seen. For Bomber Command to launch a ‘maximum effort’ raid on the Ruhr by night, or a low-level strike on an enemy target in occupied Europe by day, a huge amount of planning was involved.

Why, when and where were the bomber airfields built? Who decided the strategic bombing policy? How was the overall command structure organised, from the Air Council down to individual bomber squadron level? How did the RAF train its bomber crews? What aircraft did they fly and what weapons did they use? Who were their commanders and who were the men that made up the rank and file of the Command? How was a raid planned and, once it was launched, what happened? What aids did crews use to navigate to the target and evade enemy defences? What kinds of uniform and flying kit did they wear? What awards and medals were they eligible to receive? These questions and many more are answered in the most comprehensive review yet of Bomber Command’s organisation and operations in the Second World War.

The legacy of Bomber Command in the 1990s is revealed in a detailed listing of museums and memorials nationwide. A series of comprehensive appendices list all RAF bomber airfields, their user squadrons, aircraft and commanding officers, operational statistics and a detailed war diary.

The Bomber Command Handbook is fully illustrated with 200 archive photographs and is an indispensable addition to the reference bookshelves of all who have an interest in the RAF and its controversial bomber offensive during the Second World War.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 280 pages. Tags: great britain royal air force bomber command history world war aerial operations british unit histories biography second forces uniforms airmen biographical aeronautical engineering aircraft aeroplanes aviation operational commands
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