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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who even fought very bravely, especially if you take into account the equipment they were using, that subtle blend of out-of-date and therefore vulnerable machines and new, modern aircraft with all their teething troubles which not always corrected.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
Military Aircraft Markings by Peter R. March (£53.50)Publisher: Ian Allan — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0711024251]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). In the Ian Allan ABC series. 176 pages. Tags: maintenance/support forward-looking countermeasures anti-ballistic reconnaissance air-to-surface 9780711024250 abbreviations british-based anti-surface air-launched organization code-letters surveillance observation cross-check battlefield operational helicopters limitation electronic navigation air-to-air helicopter insurgency reference strategic anti-ship airforces pilotless squadrons infra-red platform aircraft atlantic detector maritime analysis european markings military location airborne tactical magnetic warplane overseas historic usn/usmc take-off squadron
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 Defence Equipment Catalogue Eighth Edition 1976 Volume 1: Products, Sections 1-24 by Anon. (£52.00)Publisher: Combined Service Publications Ltd. — 1976Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 12" x 8¼". Grey boards with Gilt & Decorative titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 552 pages. Tags: armed forces equipment catalogs ministry defence export services organisation military supplies weapons and weapon control systems for aircraft airborne radio transmitters aerial reconnaissance computer-based trainers simulators great britain stores anon
P&P: UK 1st £8.25. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £12.96. EU Air £12.85. ROW Surface £12.96. ROW Air £24.22

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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
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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Finest Hour by Phil Craig; Tim Clayton; (£19.00)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0340750413]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.Description: Signed by both authors on the title page - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium but the book carries promotional sticker to the upper panel. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps [1];

From the cover: “Sixty years ago, Europe lay at Hitler’s feet. Britain faced its darkest hour — outnumbered and friendless as the German army continued its advance. Defeat or capitulation seemed inevitable. But instead a legend was bom.

Taking its readers on a breath-taking journey from open lifeboats in Atlantic gales to the cockpits of burning fighter-planes, and through cities devastated by the Blitz, Finest Hour recreates the terror, the tragedy and the triumph of the Battle of Britain.

This powerful account of the events of 1940, is told through the voices, diaries, letters and memoirs of the men and women who lived, loved, fought and died during this terrible yet inspiring year. These searing personal testimonies, taken from over a hundred original interviews, are combined with a fresh and often controversial account of the elaborate political intrigues and betrayals of the period — the Royal Navy assault on the French fleet and America’s secret plans to cope with Britain’s defeat.

Finest Hour blends original historical research with the experiences of ordinary people in desperate times. Cutting through the nostalgic haze, this book enables readers to experience something of a time — still within common living memory — when a nation’s darkest hour became its finest.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 418 pages. Tags: armourers hurricane no. squadron seclin airfield lain nethercott two-pounder pom-pom hms keith emie leggett 4th royal tank regiment bob burroughs mark light tanks marrin mclane hitler the blitz royal navy america’s secret plans david low 234 squadron spitfire for doe’ ground crew german reconnaissance plane 501 squadron hawkinge
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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Encyclopaedia of the World's Air Forces by Michael J. H. Taylor (£14.50)Publisher: Patrick Stephens — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852601353]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper, small nick at the head of the spine.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the flap: “A knowledge of the number of aircraft flying, their capability and type, is vital if any judgement is to be made on the state of the world today. This volume aims to provide that information, showing how the world's air forces match up to each other, and, in order to make the inventory absolutely complete, it includes material from naval air forces and army air forces.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by John W. R. Taylor. Size: 11" x 11¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 211 pages. Tags: aircraft world’s airforces naval air forces army carrier warplane electronic warfare helicopters air-to-air missile anti-ballistic defence variant airborne early warning control system force base air-launched cruise air-to-surface anti-surface vessel anti-ship counter insurgency drone pilotless forward-looking infra-red foreign military sales squadrons usaf wings raf battlefield attack helicopter airlift magnetic anomaly detector mine countermeasures maritime reconnaissance station navy navigation aid flight crew weapon night observation surveillance north atlantic treaty organization pylon royal british salt strategic arms limitation talks search and rescue ski-jump v/stol harrier sea short take-off landing tactical fighter group
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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Modern Warfare From 1939 to the Present Day by Ashley Brown (£14.50)Publisher: Orbis — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0517611848]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Very slightly ruffled edges of dustwrapper. Verso of dustwrapper stained over 5cm near tail of spine, invisible externally. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. Every major campaign is illustrated with a clear, full-colour map, the text is a lucid, historical account of the events and the photographs are a dramatic comment on the conflicts that have shaken the world since 1939.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lord Chalfont. Size: 12" x 9½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: polish campaign mediterranean theatre barbarossa battle for moscow japanese conquests pearl harbor western desert coral sea guadalcanal stauligrad alamein the atlantic kursk soviet offensives bomber offensive arnhem ardennes burma world war cold greek civil chinese british wars dutch portuguese revolt repression urban guerrillas arab-israeli biafra mechanized armies guderian
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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Military Aircraft Markings & Profiles by Barry C. Wheeler (£14.00)Publisher: Guild — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges. Dust wrapper and boards slightly tanned at the edges. Text bright and tight.Description: Over 850 Full Colour Illustrations And Photographs. Camouflage Markings. History Of Markings From World War I To The Present Day.Notes: Size: 12" x 9". 191 pages. Tags: maintenance/support forward-looking countermeasures anti-ballistic reconnaissance air-to-surface abbreviations british-based anti-surface air-launched organization code-letters surveillance observation cross-check battlefield operational helicopters limitation electronic navigation air-to-air helicopter insurgency reference strategic anti-ship airforces pilotless squadrons infra-red platform aircraft atlantic detector maritime analysis european markings military location airborne tactical magnetic warplane overseas historic usn/usmc take-off squadron ski-jump
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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Raiders: Elite Forces Attacks by John Laffin (£13.00)Publisher: Chancellor Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0753703629]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “During the Second World war a number of daring military actions were carried out by Allied and Axis land, sea and air forces against targets carefully selected for their strategic or propaganda values. These raids were as individual in character as the men who carried them out and equally unique in their objectives. John Laffin relates more than twenty such operations mounted by British, German, American, Australian, Italian and Canadian forces.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 194 pages. Tags: commandos special air service long range desert group glider-borne raiders pilotage parties tobruk raids rommel raid cyrenaica great raid nazaire bruneval caper pacific raiders cockleshell heroes singapore raids australian raiders par sir roger keyes david stirling camouflaged equipment lieutenant bill kennedy blair paddy mayne enemy convoy david lloyd owen
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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Reaching for the Skies by Ivan Rendall (£12.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563206802]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Top edges of text block dusty.Description: 2nd Printing. Illustrated with colour and B&W photographs. From the cover: “This is the dramatic and entertaining story of many of this century’s most colourful adventurers. It shows how, thanks to the dreams, courage and inspiration ofa few hundred people, the aero- plane has developed from a Heath Robinson contraption of wooden struts and fabric into a machine of steel and aluminium that can circle the Earth in 100 minutes or reach out into space. War inevitably plays an important part, as do luck and vision, as one technological breakthrough gives way to another. This book, which includes material from over 200 interviews with pioneering aviators, is fully illustrated with stunning colour and black and white photographs.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: agello francesco air mail act aircraft carriers alcock altitude records amundsen roald flying fortress superfortress ball albert bendix trophy beaufighter biard henry blanchard jean pierre bleriot louis blitzkreig boeing william boelke oswald bonnet florentin boothman john boxkite brabazon britannia brown arthur whitten busemann adolph hercules saetta castoldi mario chanute octave chinook
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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Reaching for the Skies by Ivan Rendall (£12.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563206802]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Top edges of text block dusty.Description: Illustrated with colour and B&W photographs. From the cover: “This is the dramatic and entertaining story of many of this century’s most colourful adventurers. It shows how, thanks to the dreams, courage and inspiration ofa few hundred people, the aero- plane has developed from a Heath Robinson contraption of wooden struts and fabric into a machine of steel and aluminium that can circle the Earth in 100 minutes or reach out into space. :. War inevitably plays an important part, as do luck and vision, as one technological breakthrough gives way to another. This book, which includes material from over 200 interviews with pioneering aviators, is fully illustrated with stunning colour and black and white photographs.” Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". 288 pages. Tags: agello francesco air mail act aircraft carriers alcock altitude records amundsen roald flying fortress superfortress ball albert bendix trophy beaufighter biard henry blanchard jean pierre bleriot louis blitzkreig boeing william boelke oswald bonnet florentin boothman john boxkite brabazon britannia brown arthur whitten busemann adolph hercules saetta castoldi mario chanute octave chinook
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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Vietnam: Conflict And Controversy by Paul Elliott (£12.50)Publisher: Arms & Armour — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1854093202]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Very slightly ruffled edges of dustwrapper. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. An account of the mistakes and misjudgements committed by the White House, the Pentagon and the field commanders during the Vietnam War.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: agency airborne american apache arvn asia asian bassac battaillon bien binh binhxuyen bolovens border bragg brigadebac bunard bureau cam cambodia camp central chi chieu china chinese cia cochin commando communists conflict danang dates defence defoliation deuxieme diem dien doan dong eastern farmgate forces fort giap guerrillas gurkhas hanoi-haiphong highway
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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Vietnam: The Secret War by Kevin M. Generous (£12.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861242432]Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper edgeworn with a 1" closed tear at head of spine, chafed at bottom corner of upper panel, spotted & tanned on the reverse. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “AIthough the Vietnam War was one of the most reported in history, much of the long-running conflict was fought under cover and in remote areas far from the media searchlight. In the war’s early days, when the colonial French were struggling to maintain their sovereignty against the Vietminh, terrorist attacks became commonplace; the French Deuxieme Bureau retaliated with brutal interrogation methods and increasingly repressive policies. CIA operations on this volatile Cold-War front began soon after World War II and expanded steadily for decades. After the 1954 withdrawal of the French, Vietnam was polarized by its division into a communist North and a ‘non-communist’ South, ruled by a series of despots whose tenuous grasp on power was maintained only by massive US assistance, first financial, then military as well. It was, indeed, a covert war, some of whose operations are only now coming to light.”Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼. Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: laos-vietnamese unconventional reconnaissance hanoi-haiphong intelligence mercenaries indochinois montagnards indochinese defoliation phouphathi long-range hrebellion vietnamese liberation brigadebac communists battaillon guerrillas binhxuyen kampuchea offensive muongchen kempeitai communist peninsula deuxieme bolovens vietcong vietminh cambodia programs farmgate airborne republic training people’s tse-tung commando ngodinh highway gurkhas patrols pleiyit laotian chinese plateau vietnam central victory special
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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C-130 Hercules by M.E. Morris (£11.50)Publisher: Arms & Armour Press — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0853689768]Condition: Very Good. Lower wrapper a little dog-eared otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 8". [XIII] 130 pages. Tags: morris 0853689768 hercules turboprop transports history lockheed aeroplanes tactical airlift civilian major derivatives aerospace rescue reconnaissance weather marietta’s
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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Enemy In The Shadows by Norman Gelb (£11.50)Publisher: William Luscombe — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0860020819]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges, slightly tanned at the margins and the spine. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The world of the spy, as the author shows in this incisive account, is in fact a complex organism, pockmarked with plots, conspiracies and stratagems. ‘Enemy In The Shadows’ explores this fascinating terrain, recounting the adventures and deeds of the great spies of history, and presenting a vivid picture of what espionage has meant, politically and strategically, over the ages, from Ancient China to the present day. It outlines the structure, purpose and methods of the KGB, CIA, D16 and other major national intelligence organisations, and explains the impact of modern technology.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 157 pages. Tags: spymaster moscow leak guerrilla warfare industrial espionage israelite spies sir francis walsingham modern national espionage organization french reconnaissance balloon kim philby british intelligence service russian agent sabotaged major western espionage operations colonel oleg penkovsky soviet military intelligence officer espionage moscow sr-7i strategic reconnaissance aircraft electronic and photographic spying equipment skylab america’s first space laboratory extra-terrestrial outposts strategic reconnaissance american spy conflicting political beliefs communist fidel castro american central intelligence agency bay pigs babington double agents dead drops father joseph fbi gpu gru khrushchev ogpu oss
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Reaching For The Skies: The Adventure of Flight by Ivan Rendall (£11.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563206802]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges, faded at the top 3" of the leading edge of both panels but inoffensive. Top corner of the the first blank clipped. Text bright and tight but slightly musty.Description: 2nd Printing. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “This is the dramatic and entertaining story of many of this century’s most colourful adventurers. It shows how, thanks to the dreams, courage and inspiration ofa few hundred people, the aero- plane has developed from a Heath Robinson contraption of wooden struts and fabric into a machine of steel and aluminium that can circle the Earth in 100 minutes or reach out into space. War inevitably plays an important part, as do luck and vision, as one technological breakthrough gives way to another. This book, which includes material from over 200 interviews with pioneering aviators, is fully illustrated with stunning colour and black and white photographs.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: agello francesco air mail act aircraft carriers alcock altitude records amundsen roald flying fortress superfortress ball albert bendix trophy beaufighter biard henry blanchard jean pierre bleriot louis blitzkreig boeing william boelke oswald bonnet florentin boothman john boxkite brabazon britannia brown arthur whitten busemann adolph hercules saetta castoldi mario chanute octave chinook
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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That Others May Live by Jack Brehm; Pete Nelson; (£11.50)Publisher: Ebury Press — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780091874674]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Bruised at head and tail. Leans slightly. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the flap: “Little-known, multi-skilled and astonishingly brave, the PJs’ (pararescue jumper) primary mission is the rescue of pilots shot down behind enemy lines. These are the unsung heroes who swim through monster-sized waves or who dangle precariously over raging seas. It was Jack Brehm who coordinated the rescue efforts that were chronicled in the bestselling book “The Perfect Storm”. PJs train to recover victims in any kind of desperate situation, anywhere in the world. They train on high mountain ranges in temperatures below freezing, in scuba gear deep beneath the ocean, and in the hottest driest deserts. They are highly skilled paramedics yet they also have to know how to operate a machine gun from a helicopter door. The book not only tells the story of Jack’s life but also shares the stories of fellow PJs, living and dead, who made careers of saving apparently doomed lives, at huge risk to themselves.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 287 pages. Tags: wolff-parkinson-white refuellingaerospace adrenocortical cricothyrotomy reconnaissance thoracentesis pneumothorax thorascotomy hypovolemic bergschrund phosphegene hypothermic compensator accelerated transmitter parachuting helicopter indicating hyperbaric penetrator hypebgolic debriefing controlled pararescue assistance operations jumpmaster technician anhydrase preserver hypobaric medically evacuated operating reference collapsed parachute disasters inhibitor emergency pulmonary satellite position engineer diuresis clothing locating syndrome carbonic altitude decadron
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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The Grub Street Dictionary of International Aircraft Nicknames, Variants and Colloquial Terms by John Horton (£11.50)Publisher: Grub Street — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0948817755]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: From the flap: “John Horton has compiled a comprehensive A-Z of aircraft names which is as rich and fascinating as the history of aviation itself. His book, the first of its kind on the market, explores evocative names such as the Seven Day Bus, the Supermarine PB9 built in a week and the Aardvark, which refers to the General Dynamics F-III and its modus operandi, rather than its appearance as a great long nose grubbing the dirt. The subculture of informal and colloquial names has remained as vigorous and inventive throughout the century and Horton covers models from World War 1 to Vietnam. Such names not only tend to be humorous and anecdotal in nature, but also reveal the more interesting characteristics of the aircraft concerned.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 186 pages. Tags: allied reporting names ww2 japanese aircraft nato ascc formal british military naming systems series phonetic alphabets nicknames navy carriers airborne early warning air force base transport auxiliary corporation aerospace european airways overseas south american cie des messageries aeriennes counter-insurgency chief test pilot electronic intelligence empresa nacional aeronautica chile
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Aircraft For the Many: A Detailed Survey of the RAF's Aircraft in 1944 by Michael J.F. Bowyer (£10.50)Publisher: Patrick Stephens — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852604271]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Jacket illustration: RAF ground crew rapidly refuelling and rearming a spitfire in Normandy. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “That confident prediction came from General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander Allied Forces, on the eve of the D-Day landings in Normandy. He had every right to sound confident. If Operation Neptune was to succeed, air superiority was crucial, and a massive operation was under way. In the 24 hours of 6 June 1944 some 14,600 sorties were flown by Allied aircraft, involving around 40,000 aircrew, and the RAF were at the forefront of the action.

Operation Neptune was by far the most extensively and skilfully planned military operation in history, and involved unprecedented inter-service and international co-operation. But while many books have been written about the events of D-Day as a whole, Aircraft for the Many is the first to focus specifically on the RAF’s awesome contribution to the day’s events, the success of which launched the run-in to victory in Europe.

The result of years of meticulous research by the author, the book provides a squadron by squadron, aircraft by aircraft breakdown of the RAF’s operational involvement during the liberation of northern Europe. Every aspect is covered, from the mighty aerial armadas of bombers attacking coastal gun batteries to the lone Air-Sea Rescue Walrus amphibian plucking ditched airmen from the English Channel. Aircraft types are presented in their respective categories, their development and activities recorded in immense detail.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: great britain royal air force fighter planes history bombers military aircraft the handley page halifax havilland mosquito bomber armstrong whitworth albemarle gliders horsa and hamilcar fighters hawker hurricane north ame american mustang iii reconnaissance mustangs vickers supermarine spitfire coastal command photographic spitfires operational types
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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Malta George Cross: Victory in the Air by Richard J. Caruana (£10.50)Publisher: Modelaid International Publications — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1971767121]Condition: Very Good. Description: 2nd edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1996] Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “This twelfth book by Richard J. Caruana is being presented after many years of study and a world-wide search for photographs of the period. In fact, illustrations form the backbone of this book. Until now, wartime photographs had to be accepted for what they were and these were generally of poor quality. Considering wartime censorship and scarcity of photographic films and processing materials, it is a miracle that photos of any quality at all have survived. Latest technology in electronic photo scanning and retouching has made it possible to bring most of these old pictures back to what they would have looked like when taken over fifty years ago. Over 400 photographs reproduced within the covers of this book have been individually enhanced and restored — a great labour of love which hopefully will be fully appreciated by all.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¾". 255 pages. Tags: malta history military world war aerial operations mosquitoes blenheims action reconnaissance from bombers night and day fleet air arm debut the stuka luftwaffe sicily acchis reggianes savoias over central mediterranean richard caruana
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Military Aircraft of the World by John W. Taylor; Gordon Swanborough; (£10.50)Publisher: Ian Allan — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges.Description: This books describes and illustrates 300 basic types of aircraft and a much larger number of variants, providing the most complete coverage of contemporary military aircraft. Illustrated with mono plates.Tags: maintenance/support forward-looking countermeasures anti-ballistic reconnaissance air-to-surface 9780711024250 abbreviations british-based anti-surface air-launched organization code-letters surveillance observation cross-check battlefield operational helicopters limitation electronic navigation air-to-air helicopter insurgency reference strategic anti-ship airforces pilotless squadrons infra-red platform aircraft atlantic detector maritime analysis european markings military location airborne tactical magnetic warplane overseas historic usn/usmc take-off squadron
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Pathfinder: The Untold Secret Mission in Iraq: The Inside Story of the Pathfinders, Bastard Son of the SAS by David Blakeley (£10.50)Publisher: London: Orion — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 9781409144090]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps [2];

From the cover: “First in — the official motto of one of the British Army’s smallest and most secretive units, 16 Air Assault Brigade’s Pathfinder Platoon. Unofficially, they are the bastard son of the SAS. And like their counterparts in Hereford, the job of the Pathfinders is to operate unseen and undetected deep behind enemy lines.

When British forces deployed to Iraq in 2003, Captain David Blakeley was given command of a reconnaissance mission of such critical importance that it could change the course of the war. It’s the story of nine men, operating alone and unsupported, fifty miles ahead of a US Recon Marine advance and head straight into a hornets nest, teeming with thousands of heavily-armed enemy forces. This is the first account of that extraordinary mission — abandoned by coalition command, left with no option but to fight their way out of the enemy’s backyard. And it provides a gripping insight into the Pathfinders themselves, a shadowy unit, just forty-five men strong, that plies its trade from the skies.

Trained to parachute in to enemy territory far beyond the forward edge of battle — freefalling from high altitude breathing bottled oxygen and employing the latest skydiving technology — the PF are unique. Because of new rules introduced since the publication of Bravo Two Zero, there have been no first-hand accounts of British Special Forces waging modern-day warfare for nearly a decade. And no member of the Pathfinders has ever told their story before. Until now. Pathfinder is the only first-hand account of a UKSF mission to emerge for nearly a generation. And it could be the last.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 320 pages. Tags: britain army air assault brigade iraq war campaigns narratives british military history battles elite forces asian middle eastern postwar united kingdom 9781409144090
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Commando For Action and Adventure No. 3040: Desert Phantoms by Anon. (£8.50)Publisher: D. C. Thomson & Co. — 1997Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 7" x 5¼". 65 pages. Tags: forward reconnaissance force desert pirates striking the italians germans there tank driver armour clashes comics magazines anon
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Flights into Yesterday — The Story of Aerial Archaeology by Leo Deuel (£6.50)Publisher: Macdonald — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356031527]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with usual marks, sticker to the spine of the dust wrapper has been removed, pocket to the pastedown, slip to the ffep, stamp to the reverse of the title page.Description: From the cover: “Aerial photography has provided the archaeologist with one of his most effective means of research. Unlike his co-worker on the ground the aerial archaeologist is not confined to a limited area. His roving eye takes in a wide panorama at one glance and his work in recent years has frequently resulted in startling discoveries. Flights into Yesterday provides a compelling account of the science, history and personalities of aerial archaeology. It shows the close links between early military reconnaissance and aerial research and how enthusiasts borrowed time and aircraft to aid their searches. It recalls the adventures and misfortunes which early pioneers encountered in an effort to further their investigations. The flights of Colonel Charles Lindbergh over the jungles of South America, and Poidebard’s search for Byzantine camps in the deserts of the Middle East, contrast with Crawford’s patient photography of the meadows of England.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards. 302 pages. Tags: adopts aerial ages aggradation agriculture amphitheatres amphorae ancient anglia anglo-saxon animals antiquities antler archaeology architectural archiving artefacts ash-houses avenue awls axes bags bailey balls bandits barns barrows baths beacons bee-bole beehive bee-keeping beginnings bibbings biological boiling-mounds bone borders boundaries boundary brae bricks brick-work bridges britain broadswords bronze brooches buildings bull-rings burials
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Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz (£6.50)Publisher: Walker — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0744590078]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “Sharks. Assassins. Nuclear bombs. Alex Rider’s in deep water. Reluctant teenage superspy Alex Rider is useful to MI6 in ways an adult could never be. Now they need his help once again. But a routine reconnaissance mission at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships sets off a terrifying chain of events for Alex that sees him on the run from a murderous Chinese triad gang. Forced to hide out, Alex is sent to Cayo Esqueleto — Skeleton Key — an island near Cuba. Waiting for him there is General Alexei Sarov — a coldly insane Russian with explosive plans to rewrite history. Alex faces his most dangerous challenge yet. Alone, and equipped only with a handful of ingenious gadgets, Alex must outwit Sarov, as the seconds tick away towards the end of the world...”Notes: Size: B Format (Approx. 7¾" x 5¼"). 325 pages. Tags: treble-crossing investigation assassination double-cross surveillance intelligence disloyalty undercover detective espionage shadowing east-west duplicity treachery deception shooting informer thriller intrigue stakeout homicide betrayal tailing killing deceive british treason service vintage inside person spying double secret murder pigeon plant grass stool death agent stab sell dupe back mole cold work out con war the spy
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Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz (£6.50)Publisher: Walker Books — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0744590078]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “Sharks. Assassins. Nuclear bombs. Alex Rider’s in deep water. Reluctant teenage superspy Alex Rider is useful to MI6 in ways an adult could never be. Now they need his help once again. But a routine reconnaissance mission at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships sets off a terrifying chain of events for Alex that sees him on the run from a murderous Chinese triad gang. Forced to hide out, Alex is sent to Cayo Esqueleto — Skeleton Key — an island near Cuba. Waiting for him there is General Alexei Sarov — a coldly insane Russian with explosive plans to rewrite history. Alex faces his most dangerous challenge yet. Alone, and equipped only with a handful of ingenious gadgets, Alex must outwit Sarov, as the seconds tick away towards the end of the world...”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 325 pages. Tags: treble-crossing investigation assassination double-cross surveillance intelligence disloyalty undercover detective espionage shadowing east-west duplicity treachery deception shooting informer thriller intrigue stakeout homicide betrayal tailing killing deceive british treason service vintage inside person spying double secret murder pigeon plant grass stool death agent stab sell dupe back mole cold work out con war the spy
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