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The Year Of The Horsetails by R. F. [Robert Frederick] Tapsell (£128.00)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little tanned overall, heavier to the spine. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. A good copy, uncommon in the dust wrapper. Description: From the cover: “The period of The Year of the Horsetails is that of the great age of the nomads, which opened with the raids of Attila the Hun and culminated in the career of Genghis Khan : the setting, the vast Eurasian steppe-lands. The plains are ruled by a nomad horde, the Tugars, skilled soldiers and horsemen commanded by the Kagan, whose ruthless leadership has thrown into bondage many neighbouring tribes, including the Sakas. One of the Sakas, Bardiya, himself a hard-bitten campaigner well versed in the Kagan’s military skill, turns renegade. He kills one of the Kagan’s generals and is hunted by the Tugars over the plains and into the mountains. Escaping here, he finds himself among the Drevichi, inhabitants of a friendly fertile land. When the Tugars invade the Drevichi, Bardiya gradually takes charge of the resistance and finally defeats them with the military cunning he first learned in their ranks.

No summary could do justice to the scale and drama of this book. It has all the drawn-out tension of a struggle between a David and a Goliath: all the panoramic breadth of a film like The Fall of the Roman Empire . The strange, primitive civilization of the nomad Tugars is brought to life as though the author had lived among them. The breath-catching battles and sieges seem like the first-hand observations of a masterly war-correspondent. R. F. Tapsell is the sort of novelist who is unusual these days — a man bold enough to paint on the broadest of canvases: yet every inch of his picture is drawn with the precision of a craftsman’s hand.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Charles Goram. Size: 8" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: goram first editions firsts printings 1st age nomads eurasian steppe lands attilla hun genghis khan military cunning tapsell
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The Khufra Run by James Graham [Jack Higgins] (£68.00)Publisher: London: Macmillan — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333146484]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges and a little age-tanned. Boards toned at the top edges. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Ron Bowen. Size: 8" x 5¼". Turquoise boards with Black titling to the Spine. 189 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings 1st them been successful films soldiers fortune air pilots vietnam war
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Graves & Sassoon by Helen McPhail; Philip Guest; (£54.50)Publisher: Leo Cooper — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0850528380]Condition: Near Fine.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the On the Trail of the Poets of the Great War series. 192 pages. Tags: 9780850528381 autobiography battleground literature europe-on siegfried biography soldiers sassoon english century britain 821.912 graves poetry robert world poets trail great 20th war and the
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Fighting Troops of the Austro-Hungarian Army 1868-1914 by James Lucas (£51.00)Publisher: Tunbridge Wells: Spellmount Limited — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0946771049]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a short, closed and tape reinforced, tear to the bottom corner of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “More than seventy years ago the armies of the Austro-Hungarian Empire — the most colourful soldiers in Europe — went into the First World War. Four years later that war had ended, the Empire had broken up and the armies had disappeared from the military scene.

This book, the result of more than ten years of research, revives in print and picture the splendour of the Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery units of the Habsburg Empire from 1868, the period of the great reform, to 1914, the outbreak of the First World War. This is the first comprehensive work in the English language on the subject.

But this is more than just a catalogue of regiments, although there is a brief history of each of them. In the pages of this book will be found uniform details, the organisation and establishments of each of the combatant Arms of Service together with regimental distinctions, music and medals.

The nature of this unique, tripartite Force is explained, the methods by which men, officers and horses were obtained are detailed and a brief history given of the concept of almost feudal loyalty to the Emperor.

The brilliance of the uniforms has been captured in reproductions of the paintings of Austria’s most specialist military artists and their work has been supplemented by a great number of contemporary monochrome photographs.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: austria history armed forces military administration organisation law heraldry unit armies traditions customs austro-hungarian empire army medals flags uniforms badges
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A Selection from the Broadcasts Given in Memory of Winston Churchill K.G., O.M., C. H. in the Sound and Television Services of the British Broadcasting Corporation, 24 to 30 January, 1965 by Anon. (£44.00)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily at the spine ends and corners. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Begins with a biography by Patrick O’Donovan a portrait by Christopher Sykes and Maurice Brown.

From the cover: “This book contains a selection of the broadcasts about the late Sir Winston Churchill on the television and radio services of the BBC between the time of his death and the day of his funeral. It contains not merely tributes by his friends and colleagues throughout the world, but a number of personal comments and recollections by men and women who knew him intimately. Among contributors are leading soldiers and administrators who served under Sir Winston when he was Prime Minister during the last war, allies from abroad, like General Eisenhower, fellow members of parliament, and those who helped him in his writing of history and his painting of pictures. The whole book bears witness to the deep admiration that was everywhere felt for this great man, and also throws a flood of light on the many facets of his character and achievement.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by R.t Hon. Lord Normanbrook, G.C.B. & Viaurice Ashley. Size: 11" x 8¾". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: churchill winston 1874-1965 appreciation prime ministers great britain obituaries spencer biography anon
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All the Kaiser's Men: The Life and Death of the German Army on the Western Front by Ian Passingham (£26.00)Publisher: Stroud: Sutton Publishing — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0750928816]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

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

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

This important new book fills a significant gap in First World War historiography and will help both the casual reader and serious student gain a wider perspective of the war on the Western Front. “
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 286 pages. Tags: germany history war 1914-1918 campaigns western front military unit armed forces armies operations warfare battles theatre france first german army european europe institutions defence
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Unter Osterreichs Fahnen: Ein Buch Vom Osterreichischen Soldaten by Herbert V. Patera (£26.00)Publisher: Graz: Verlag Styria — 1960Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Light knock to the top corner of the upper board. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: German language text. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates [12]; Black & White Drawings; Fold-Out Maps (in pocket to rear); Laid in Publishers Certificates and Like;Notes: Illustrated by Gottfried Pils. Size: 10" x 8". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XVI] 360 pages. Tags: patera gottfried pils austria flags book austrian soldiers austro-hungarian monarchy history bundesheer
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War at Sea 1939-45 by John Hamilton (£24.50)Publisher: Poole: Blandford Press — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713716606]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1986] Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Jacket illustration: War Horse of the Allied Navies at Sea; Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

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

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

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

The paintings are supported by a lively text with 43 maps. Together, they make WAR at SEA a unique contribution to the literature of the Second World War.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Lewin and Admiral Arleigh Burke. Size: 14" x 10¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 272 pages. Tags: world war 1939-1945 naval operations history military battles campaigns second john hamilton admiral the fleet lord lewin and arleigh burke 0713716606 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Russian Army in 1882 by Colonel Sir Lumley Graham (£23.00)Publisher: Tonbridge: Gareth Simon — 1995Binding: Paperback (Stapled Wrappers) Condition: Very Good. Wrapper to volume I a little faded otherwise a very well presented set. Description: III volume set. Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the Pallas Armata series. Tags: graham pallas armata wargaming russian army soldiers infantry
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Attack on the Somme by Edward G. D. Living (£22.00)Publisher: SPA Books/Tom Donovan Military Books — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 090759011X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “Edward Living’s ‘Attack On The Somme’ was one of the earliest published books by a Serviceman recounting a personal tale of that terrible conflict. This is one man’s view of July 1st 1916, the first day of one of the most massive offensives in the history of modern war. The great struggle over the Somme was to drag on all through the summer of 1916 and was brought to a standstill by the winter weather in November. During these months the number of casualties incurred by both sides reached an incredible 1,300,000.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Masefield. Size: 8" x 5". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 90 pages. Tags: 12th 1916 56th abbeville accrington aisne alan alanbrooke albert alice allenby alley also america amiens ancre and andn anzac argyll armies army arras arrow artillery attack australian barnsley basil battalion battalions battle beach bertie bloch blunden bombardments border bottomley bouchavesnes bouzincourt bradford brigade brigades british brooke brophy brown buchan bucket bucquoy
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Silent Heroes by Evelyn Le Chêne (£21.50)Publisher: Souvenir Press — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0285632140]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: The Bravery & Devotion of Animals in War: An Animals' Roll of Honour. Later printing [1994]. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Bobbie was a small white terrier who became the hero of the disastrous battle of Maiwand during the Afghan Wars. Voytek, a rare Syrian bear, served with the Polish forces at the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. Murphy the donkey is still remembered as the animal that sought out wounded Anzac soldiers in the carnage of Gallipoli and carried them to safety. These courageous animals are just some of the many commemorated in this warm and moving tribute to their outstanding bravery in action. Evelyn Le Chêne has delved deeply into the often elusive source material and where possible has talked to eyewitnesses to reveal many previously unrecorded details about these silent heroes of human wars over 140 years.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: courageous animals animal’s heroic deeds battle campaign human/animal relationship battle maiwand chindit minnie sea dog bamse the dickin medal voytek monte cassino irma blitz dog gallipoli murphy sebastopol tom simon the amethyst winkie pigeon post stubby fleabite rifleman khan rob the sas gestapo imperial war museum animals combat american purple heart french legion d’honneur people’s dispensary for sick animals military regiment mascot
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The Pagan King by Edison Marshall (£18.00)Publisher: Frederick Muller — 1960Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Faded at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned, more heavily at the blanks. Description: From the cover: “The Pagan King of this stirring, imaginative novel by Edison Marshall is the most famous king in the lore of the Western world. Although his name is a household word, breathing romance and adventure of long ago, little evidence can be found that he ever really lived. The author believes that he did live, that he was born in what is now Wales, that he fought and conquered rival kings, became King of Britain, and made a mark on his times that will stand as long as songs are sung and tales are told.

Research into his era dismisses at once the vast cloak of myth that conceals what must have been his real character. There were no more giants, dragons, witches, and miraculous happenings then than there are now. But there were what must have been real events, stirring adventure, desperate strife, men of violence and women of great beauty, to give birth to the vast body of legend.

The age and the scene were wonderfully adapted to the rise of a magnificent pagan king. Britain was beset with painted Picts on the North, the wild men of Eire on the West, and the horn-hatted Saxon pirates on the East and South. It seemed, after the Roman soldiers had left Britain to her fate, that law had ceased to be, and men would be ever less in the land, and the wild beasts more.

Some strong hand helped turn back the tide of barbarism. Perhaps it was that of a barbarian king. In this novel the reader may again meet Elain of the Lake, but as she might have been instead of the bloodless lady of myth; Vivain, the unforgettable Temptress; Modred, who in myth stands for unmitigated evil but who in this novel is a complex, fascinating person; and a character hardly less in stature than the king’s — Merdin, known in legend as Merlin, the king-maker, and the last of the great Druids.”
Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Turquoise boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 380 pages. Tags: fiction historical famous king wales britain picts eire elain the lake merlin druids edison marshall first editions firsts printings 1st
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Warworks: Women, Photography and the Iconography of War by Val Williams (£18.00)Publisher: London: Virago Press Limited — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1853815918]Condition: Very Good. Light creasing to the bottom corner of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 11th January - 19th March 1995. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “One of Britain’s most noted photographic curators and historians, Val Williams explores the myriad ways in which women photographers have used war to express major issues in contemporary art and society. In addressing collective memory, gender, sexuality and mass communication, she removes war photography from its niche as reportage and places it as a central channel for the contemporary imagination.

The Holocaust is looked at very differently in the works of Lee Miller and Rachel Lichtenstein; parody is present in Martha Rosler’s Bringing the War Home (House Beautiful) and in Anna Fox’s Weekend Wargames ; Deborah Blight’s Battlefield Panoramas explore war as lost memories; Barbara Alper’s Gulf Channel examines the new reporters, satellite TV; and Moira Mclver looks at men dressed for conflict. The photographs and accompanying essays provide a challenging dimension to photographic and cultural history. “
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¼". 96 pages. Tags: williams 1853815918 war photography women photographers documentary 20th century soldiers exhibitions photographs warfare defence catalogs social science history military
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Prince Eugene of Savoy by Derek Mckay (£17.00)Publisher: London: Thames & Hudson — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0500870071]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white plates; Maps;

From the cover: “The military genius of Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736) has long been recognized: Napoleon counted him among the seven great generals of history. His important political career, however, is less well known, even though he was chief minister, of the Austrian ruler and German emperor, Charles VI. This work is the first scholarly study of Eugene to appear in English: it is based on a re-examination of Austrian primary sources and research into the English diplomatic records, and it takes full account of modern German scholarship.

An ambitious but penniless refugee from Louis XIV’s court, Eugene joined the Imperial army at a critical moment when the Turks were besieging Vienna. He stayed on to serve three Habsburgs — Leopold I, Joseph I and Charles VI — becoming their most successful general. His victories against the Turks, culminating in the capture of Belgrade (1717), made him a European hero. In the west he played a leading part, as soldier and diplomat, in resisting Louis XIV’s France. Although his greatest triumphs were in Italy, particularly the relief of Turin (1706), to English readers he is better known as the partner of Marlborough at Blenheim (1704) and in the struggle in Flanders from 1708. His appointment during the War of Spanish Succession as head of the war council and then of the Imperial conference, led to his pre-eminence under Charles VI.

Eugene’s career is of great political significance. He helped create the multi-national Austrian state, one built on the reconquest of Turkish Hungary and the acquisition of the Southern Netherlands and parts of Italy despite French competition. The expulsion of the Turks from Central Europe and the taming of France owed much to the man rejected by Louis XIV as unfit to serve in his own army.

The book also discusses the personal life and interests of this life-long bachelor prince, his building of palaces, his book and art collections, and his role as one of the most influential patrons of his age.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Men in Office series. 288 pages. Tags: men office eugene savoy prince savoie-carignan austria marshals statesmen military history 17th century 18th battles soldiers europe biographies 0500870071 9780500870075
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The Illustrated History of World War I by Andrew Wiest (£16.50)Publisher: Rochester: Grange Books — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1840134194]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the top edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; From the cover: “The Illustrated History of World War I describes a conflict that began with a naval arms race in the early 1900s, and ended in 1918 with the deaths of nearly 23 million soldiers of all nations as a direct result of military action. As many more would die m the great influenza pandemic that raged after the fighting had ceased. The war brought great social, political and military change in its wake. The innocence of the Victorian world was gone, replaced by an era of uncertainty.”Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Matching Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: trench warfare industrialised war french policy bismarck wilhelm reinsurance treaty russia german history british empire triple alliance naval issues
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The Other One by S. Martin-Chauffier (£15.50)Publisher: University of London Press — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Edges of the dustwrapper frayed, heavily faded on the rear panel. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with line drawings. From the flap: “This original and amusing story, based on voyages actually made by Rene Duguay-Trouin, captain of the French privateer, the Coëtquen, in the 1690’s.”Notes: Illustrated by Kenneth Ody. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: frigate cannon crew soldiers women privateers privateering expedition corsair captain commission times war saint-malo laden with spoils admiralty governor admiralty powers booty
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The Story of the Highland Regiments by Frederick Watson (£15.50)Publisher: A & C Black — 1925Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. A little rubbed at extremities. Slight fading at spine. Internally bright and clean.Description: Illustrated frontispiece and other colour illustrations throughout the text.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 323 pages. Tags: the black watch flanders fontenoy ticonderoga fraser’s highlanders quebec red indian warfare american war independence highland light infantry serinrapatam abercromby egypt corunna camerons peninsular gordons quatrb bras waterloo hlghland brigade the alma balaclava cawnpore mekrut highland light infantry sutherland highlanders lucknow seaforths candahar coomassib afghanistan majuba hill tel-el-kebir omdurman chitral dargai war south africa magersfontein ladysmith paardeberg slr ian hamilton pretoria highland soldiers warfare archibald forbes european war 1914-18
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Napoleon's Soldiers: The Grand Armee of 1807 As Depicted in the Paintings of the Otto Manuscript by Guy C. Dempsey (£14.50)Publisher: London: Arms & Armour Press — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854092421]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;

From the cover: “The paintings in this handsome book represent one of the premier original sources available today for the study of Napoleonic military uniforms.

Taken from the Otto Manuscript, these watercolours afford a unique window on history that brings Napoleonic soldiers and uniforms into view in a way almost unprecedented for a pre-photographic era. Rather than stylised prints or lifeless salon artwork created long after the fact, these are the precise, vibrant record of an amateur artist’s first-hand observations, imbued with a spectacular intimacy as a result of the artist’s talent for faithfully reproducing even small details of dress and equipment.

Astonishingly, these priceless images have been virtually inaccessible to the public from the moment the paint dried. After first coming to modern notice when they were acquired earlier this century by Albert Depreaux, a French historian, they were copied during the Second World War, before the originals were sold to Anne S. K. Brown. They now reside in the collection that bears her name, at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

Never before reproduced in book form, the entire set of 98 gouache illustrations now forms the centrepiece of this illustrated commentary of the Otto Manuscript (so-called because it is said to have once been the property of a certain Major Otto of Baden). Guy Dempsey offers a critical assessment of the manuscript, thereby confirming its strength as a primary source of research information, before discussing each painting and comparing the information it provides with data available from other sources.

These delightful images are excellent works of art in themselves, but their historical significance makes it remarkable that they have remained unpublished for so long. Historians and students of warfare, military uniform and the Napoleonic era will join modellers, wargamers and re-enactment groups in welcoming the publication of this important sourcework; indeed, the book will undoubtedly become a core element of many military history libraries.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: france uniforms history 19th century garde imperiale military armies insignia european war defence operations battles campaigns
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Sharpe's havoc : Richard Sharpe and the campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809 by Bernard Cornwell (£14.00)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007120109]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Leans very slightly.Description: Jacket illustration: The Battle of Fuentes d’Onoro, 1811. Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];

From the cover: “It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stationed in Lisbon when Marshal Soult begins the French invasion of northern Portugal. No one knows whether the British will fight or leave, but there is little choice for Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and his squad of riflemen, who are sent into the beleaguered city of Oporto to rescue a British mother and daughter who have chosen to stay rather than flee southwards. But what seems like a straightforward mission becomes tangled in betrayal when Kate Savage disappears.

Sharpe, with Sergeant Patrick Harper and a score of riflemen, is cut off in the city when the bridge over the river Douro is broken. They join forces with a group of fugitive Portuguese soldiers and try to fight their way back to the British lines, but their orders are overridden by a mysterious English officer, who instructs them to remain in northern Portugal. Colonel Christopher excels in high diplomacy and low cunning, and his activities lead Sharpe and his riflemen into treacherous danger.

While the French are consolidating their hold on the north of the country, Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, arrives to take command in the south. He immediately mounts his own counter-attack in a brilliant campaign that will rout the French. Sharpe becomes the hunter instead of the hunted and seizes the chance to rescue the missing Kate Savage and pursue the man who thought to sacrifice Sharpe and his riflemen for his own ambition. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes a terrible revenge.

Sharpe’s Havoc is a classic Sharpe story, a return to Portugal with Richard Sharpe in fighting form in the company of Sergeant Patrick Harper, Captain Hogan and Sharpe’s beloved Greenjackets.”
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The Red Army Book by Paul Danby (£14.00)Publisher: London: Blackie & Son Limited — 1904Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards and spine a little dulled with some small marks. Previous owners' gift inscription to the reverse of the frontispiece. Pages lightly age-tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates [4]; Black & White Plates [32];Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Illustrated Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 315 pages. Tags: british army foundation renown royal regiment artillery history soldiers cavalry highland regiments imperial yeomanry indian
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Sharpe's Havoc: Richard Sharpe and the Campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809 by Bernard Cornwell (£13.50)Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007120109]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Jacket illustration: The Battle of Fuentes d’Onoro, 1811. Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];

From the cover: “It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stationed in Lisbon when Marshal Soult begins the French invasion of northern Portugal. No one knows whether the British will fight or leave, but there is little choice for Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and his squad of riflemen, who are sent into the beleaguered city of Oporto to rescue a British mother and daughter who have chosen to stay rather than flee southwards. But what seems like a straightforward mission becomes tangled in betrayal when Kate Savage disappears.

Sharpe, with Sergeant Patrick Harper and a score of riflemen, is cut off in the city when the bridge over the river Douro is broken. They join forces with a group of fugitive Portuguese soldiers and try to fight their way back to the British lines, but their orders are overridden by a mysterious English officer, who instructs them to remain in northern Portugal. Colonel Christopher excels in high diplomacy and low cunning, and his activities lead Sharpe and his riflemen into treacherous danger.

While the French are consolidating their hold on the north of the country, Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, arrives to take command in the south. He immediately mounts his own counter-attack in a brilliant campaign that will rout the French. Sharpe becomes the hunter instead of the hunted and seizes the chance to rescue the missing Kate Savage and pursue the man who thought to sacrifice Sharpe and his riflemen for his own ambition. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes a terrible revenge.

Sharpe’s Havoc is a classic Sharpe story, a return to Portugal with Richard Sharpe in fighting form in the company of Sergeant Patrick Harper, Captain Hogan and Sharpe’s beloved Greenjackets.”
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Castle Keep by William Eastlake (£13.00)Publisher: Cassell — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0304358657]Condition: Good+. Wraps very slightly dog-eared. Text block has a slighlty furrowed appearance, possibly damp-caused, but the text is bright and clean. A presentable copy.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.

From the cover: “It is December 1944, and a detachment of US soldiers has been assigned to guard an ancient castle in Belgium inhabited by an elderly aristocrat, his young wife, and countless valuable artefacts. The soldiers are waiting out the war. Indulging themselves in exploring the castle’s excesses. But when the Germans finally attack, the war takes on a hallucinatory quality which leaves them reeling.”
Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). In the Cassell Military Paperbacks series. 382 pages. Tags: world war wwii germany nazi william eastlake 0304358657 ardennes battle fiction english cassell military paperbacks
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The British Army in Northern Ireland by Michael Dewar (£13.00)Publisher: Arms & Armour — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780853687160]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped. Leans slightly. Top edges of text block spotted. Text bright and tight.Description: 2nd Impression. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “In 1969, British soldiers were ordered into the streets of riot-tom Belfast, their task to form a disciplined human buffer between two warring communities inspired by a centuries-old fear and hatred. This compelling study of military intervention in civil affairs is told with the authority of first-hand experience by a serving soldier – one who was there. As succeeding chapters make clear, the battle is as much to win the hearts and minds of the people as it is to defeat the terrorists of the IRA.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 270 pages. Tags: civil rights movement communal violence ira offensive loyalists sectarian violence south armagh ulster defence regiment belleek londonderry belfast crocus street internment peace movement
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The Highland Regiments: Tigers In Tartan by W. [William] Pratt Paul (£13.00)Publisher: Impulse Books — 1971Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Protective mylar wrapper is a little scuffed and creased. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 220 pages. Tags: great britain army scottish regiments gordon highlanders argyll and sutherland black watch queen own soldiers scotland highlands history military highland 1970 william pratt paul first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Living Unknown Soldier by Jean-Yves Le Naour (£13.00)Publisher: William Heinemann — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434013196]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.Description: A 1 Story of Grief and the Great War. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “In February 1918, a derelict soldier was discovered wandering a railway station in Lyons, France. With no memory of his name or past, no identifying possessions, marks, or documents, the soldier — who was given the name Anihelme Mangin — was sent to an asylum for the insane. When, after the Great War ended, the authorities placed the soldier’s image in newspaper advertisements in an attempt to locate his family, hundreds of ‘relatives’ claimed him — as their father or son, husband or brother who had failed to return from the front. Marshalling a vast array of material, from letters and newspaper articles to accounts of battlefield deaths, hospital reports, and police files, French historian Jean-Yves Le Naour meticulously recreates the long-forgotten story of the single soldier who came to stand for a lost generation.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 233 pages. Tags: amnesiac soldiers anthelme marcel lemay joseph monjoin paul bringmei lyon-brotteaux rail-way station prisoners asylums for the insane rodez sainte-anne brutally traumatized soldier ministry missing the armistice jean anouilh traveler without luggage german troops aveyron regional archives unknown soldier repatriate soldiers evacuations demenda praecox cadillac asylum
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A New Kind of War by Anthony Price (£12.50)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Lightly bruised at top leading corners.Description: From the flap: “There was no Christmas Day, 1944, for the British Army in liberated Athens: General Scobie postponed it to enable his men to concentrate on defeating their former allies, the Greek communists. So it wasn’t until well into the New Year’s truce that Captain Frederick Fattorini, of the Royal Engineers set out to celebrate “Scobiemas” with his friend. Yet even then their trip to Delphi was spoilt when they blundered into Lieutenant David Audley engaged in unashamed truce-breaking on the orders of his Brigadier on the ridge above an ancient monastery. And it was that cruel accident — or was it an accident — that eventually brought Captain Fattorini to Occupied Germany as the newest and most bemused member of TRR-2. Ostensibly TRR-2 is searching advanced German technology, the only truly worthwhile legitimate loot remaining in that ruined country. But actually apart from its eccentric commander’s obsession with the massacre of the Roman army in the Teutoburg Forest in AD9 — TRR-2 still seems to be up to its old Greek game”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Tags: anthony price first editions 823’.914[f] pr6066.r5 british intelligence greece february 1945 germany war liberated athens greek communists royal engineers balkan mutual trust bank merchant banking house occupied germany trr-2 soldiering advanced german technology soldiers man-hunters special unit teutoburg forest
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Ash: A Secret History by Mary Gentle (£12.50)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0575069015]Condition: Very Good. Pages very gently age-tanned at the margins otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Jacket designed by John Howe. Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 1113 pages. Tags: alternative burgundy fantasy fiction france histories history house soldiers valois women
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Behind the Lines: Revealing and Uncensored Letters From our War-Torn World by Andrew Carroll (£12.50)Publisher: Ebury Press — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091903394]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the top edges. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy.Description: From the cover: “From the author of the phenomenal bestseller War Letters comes a powerful and revealing collection of letters by soldiers and civilians from the world’s major international conflicts. Inspired by the incredible reaction he received to War Letters, for three exhausting years Andrew Carroll travelled the world zealously collecting previously unpublished letters and emails from over 35 different countries. The result is Behind the Lines, the first book of its kind — a dramatic, candid and intimate look at warfare as revealed in rare and never-before-seen war letters from around the world. From riveting accounts of the first shots of battle to heartfelt post-war letters of reconciliation between former enemies, we witness the full range of emotions expressed in times of war — exhilaration, fear, courage, loneliness, patriotism, rage, compassion, camaraderie, hope, and even humour.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 450 pages. Tags: puntaseccajr kropielnicki abdul-mohsen johnson-hill streatfeild christopher andjelkovic slusarczyk bergengren lieutenant pharmacist montgomery travillian kosciuszko specialist davydovych revolution commanding hutchinson macdonnell zemchenkov frederick al-maeena yamaguchi katherine gillespie livergood geschwill churchill honorable elizabeth eggleston macarthur president christian victorson rosenblum armstrong commander schneider clevenger rothstein kitchener ferdinand patricia american woodward gertrude vagliano williams vonnegut
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Forgotten Voices of the Second World War by Max Arthur (£12.50)Publisher: Ebury Press — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091897343]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Lans slightly.Description: A new history of world war two in the words of the men and women who were there. Illustrated / decorative end papers. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the author’s preface: “Forgotten Voices of the Second World War is a sequel to Forgotten Voices of the Great War and has been created from the remarkable collection of taped interviews held by the Sound Archive of the Imperial War Museum. It is an archive of extraordinary depth, containing thousands of recordings of men and women who have served or witnessed the wars and campaigns from the First World War to the present.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Sir Martin Gilbert. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 486 pages. Tags: phoney war river plate blitzkrieg fall france dunkirk taranto westem desert battle the atlantic alamein bombing raids germany d-day arnhem bombs kohima imphal second chindit ardennes far east sangshak veterans soldiers troops
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Life on the Home Front by Edited by Tim Healey (£12.50)Publisher: Reader's Digest — 1994Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0276421205]Condition: Very Good+. Gently faded at the spine.Description: Illustrated with B&W and colour photographs. Reprint, with amendments. Contents: Countdown To Conflict; Britain Sees It Through; USA: The Arsenal Of Democracy; Occupied Europe: Under The Swastika; Everyday Life On The Eastern Front; The Axis Powers: Behind Enemy Lines; It’s over!; Time chart;Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". Pictorial boards. In the Journeys Into The Past series. 160 pages. Tags: vergetlungswaffe kristallnacht international concentration collaborators construction restrictions precautions chamberlain deprivation government censorship occupation internment euthanasia Barbarossa propaganda convention evacuation buchenwald repression resistance austerity programme partisans prisoners mussolini hollywood rationing Auschwitz dominions leningrad reprisals shelters american occupied atlantic birkenau autobahn everyday frontier supplies landings people’s anderson nagasaki identity baedeker hirohito soldiers japanese
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Monty - The Man Behind the Legend by Nigel Hamilton (£12.50)Publisher: Lennard — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852910062]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. 1" crease to the foot of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W & Colour photographs. Illustrated / decorative end papers. From the introduction: “The greatest British army 1 commander since Wellington, the most popular British battle hero since Nelson? Or a vain braggart who wore, in the words of one critic, a mantle of borrowed glory, a difficult, pugnacious prima donna whose lack of tact upset his American counterparts, and who used First World War methods to win his Second World War victories? Opinions vary widely. Certainly Field-Marshal Montgomery — ‘Monty’ to his men and to the world – was one of the most controversial soldiers of the 20th century.”Notes: Size: 10½" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 140 pages. Tags: montgomery alamein overlord d-day normandy bridge too far ardennes luneburg surrender royal warwickshires sandhurst peshawar bombay mons maxim british expeditionary force kitchener french 6th army ypres passchendaele lys amiens somme arras
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The Escape of Alexei, Son of Tsar Nicholas II: What Happened the Night the Romanov Family Was Executed by Vadim Petrov, Igor Lysenko & Georgy Egorov (£12.50)Publisher: Harry N. Abrams — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0810932776]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Boards lightly spotted otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps; Genealogical Tables;

From the cover: “The Russian Romanov dynasty came to an abrupt end on the night of July 17, 1918, when the imperial family was executed by the Bolsheviks. Or did it? Compelling new evidence reveals that Tsarevich Alexei, the fourteen-year-old son of Nicholas II and Alexandra and heir to the Russian throne, escaped the bloodshed and was adopted by a peasant family.

Reconstructing the fascinating historic events of the Russian Revolution, The Escape of Alexei tells the horrifying story of the brutal execution, and the means by which the boy managed to escape death. Bungling by Bolshevik soldiers led to complete chaos: Young Alexei — wounded and unconscious — was still alive when he was loaded onto the back of a truck with the corpses of his murdered family. He fled into the woods and found his way to a nearby village. There his world turned upside down.

Russia’s heir to the throne grew up under the name of Vasily Filatov He became an apprentice shoemaker and eventually a high-school geography teacher.

In this extraordinary volume, three respected scientists provide a convincing, thorough account of how the executioners covered up the fact that the body of the heir to the throne was missing. Drawing on official records and documents from Russian archives and the grisly personal accounts of soldiers who took part in the execution, the authors offer compelling evidence that Alexei Romanov and Vasily Filatov were the same person.

Filatov died in 1988. Now his wife and children have brought his story to the world. Their intimate reminiscences of the remarkable man they knew as husband and father bring this astonishing tale to life. Personal photographs throughout the book illustrate the striking physical resemblances between members of the Romanov and Filatov families.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Ana Rogers. Size: 10¾" x 7¼". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: aleksei? nikolaevich czarevitch son nicholas emperor russia 1904-1918 filatov vasily ksenofontovich 1904 -1988 1868-1918 assassination family romanov house princes biography pretenders the throne kings and rulers history 1894-1917 vadim petrov igor lysenko georgy egorov 0810932776 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Phillips Guide to Tomorrow's Antiques by Peter Johnson (£12.50)Publisher: Multimedia — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853751286]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Front flap creased. Very gently bruised at the head of the spine. Leans slightly. A nice copy.Description: Notes: Size: 11½" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 215 pages. Tags: automobilia badges medals busted bonds cigarette cards cinemania commemoratives crested china disney model trains gramophones postcards posters railway smoking teddy bears toy soldiers toy town war ephemera wild west
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World Without Mercy by Rene Lecler (£12.50)Publisher: Werner Laurie — 1954Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with loss at head and tail of spine.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs and a fold-out map to the rear endpapers. Not until the nineteenth century did civilised men re-discover the lost world of the Sahara. Lone travellers like Caille, Clapperton, Barth and Duveyrier whose courage bordered on folly; soldiers like Flatters, Lamy and Laperrine; men with a mission like the saintly Father de Foucauld pitted themselves not only against the desert but against the violence of unknown tribes. They searched for the key to half-forgotten legends and the answer to scientific riddles and in the space of a century, they bridged the great hiatus which had long separated the white from the black world. With these explorers, scientists and conquerors Rene Lecler invites you to relive this dramatic, little-known saga of modern exploration.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 223 pages. Tags: Lecler Foucauld Sahara Caille, Clapperton, Barth and Duveyrier
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The Book of Welwyn: The Story of the Five Villages and The Garden City by Richard J. [James] Busby (£12.00)Publisher: Chesham: Barracuda Books Limited — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0860230236]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is tanned at the spine and price clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 3rd edition. Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Maps; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Frontispiece;

From the cover: “Welwyn Garden City is a little over fifty years of age, but man settled here over four thousand years ago — and left behind his imprint. Bronze Age man made his home here and the Romans straddled the area with their roads and built their farmhouses around Welwyn.

The Saxons may have given Tewin its name, but it was the Normans who made the first major impact with four barons owning much of the area in 1089, and building mills — Welwyn’s earliest industrial development.

Digswell, Lemsford, Ayot St Peter all come into the story of Welwyn’s past — and twice in their long history a single family dominated the area: first the Perients and later the Cowpers.

Lamb, Desborough, Palmerston and Salisbury are among the national figures who strode through the centuries as lords and priests, bankers and innovators, soldiers and ultimately reformers came to Welwyn, put their stamp on it and faded from the scene. Here are the building blocks of the past — the founding of churches, schools, many local institutions, and lastly, the second Garden City.

The Book Of Welwyn tells the story of the past of these villages and the founding and development of the Garden City briskly and with an abundance of illustration. The author has delved deeply in his researches and selected pictures from many sources — a factual, entertaining and invaluable record of the past of all that is Welwyn.

The Book Of Welwyn has been published in both limited and general editions to provide an insight into a community of city and countryside. It will become a standard work of reference and a source of pleasure to all who care for Welwyn Garden City and its older neighbours.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: busby welwyn herts history garden england hertfordshire 0860230236
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A New Kind of War by Anthony Price (£11.50)Publisher: Orion — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0575041374]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Top edges of text block tanned slightly.Description: From the cover: “There was no Christmas Day, 1944, for the British Army in liberated Athens: General Scobie postponed it to enable his men to concentrate on defeating their former allies, the Greek communists. So it wasn’t until well into the New Year’s truce that Captain Frederick Fattorini, of the Royal Engineers set out to celebrate “Scobiemas” with his friend. Yet even then their trip to Delphi was spoilt when they blundered into Lieutenant David Audley engaged in unashamed truce-breaking on the orders of his Brigadier on the ridge above an ancient monastery. And it was that cruel accident — or was it an accident — that eventually brought Captain Fattorini to Occupied Germany as the newest and most bemused member of TRR-2. Ostensibly TRR-2 is searching advanced German technology, the only truly worthwhile legitimate loot remaining in that ruined country. But actually apart from its eccentric commander’s obsession with the massacre of the Roman army in the Teutoburg Forest in AD9 — TRR-2 still seems to be up to its old Greek game”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 254 pages. Tags: anthony price first editions 823’.914[f] pr6066.r5 british intelligence greece february 1945 germany war liberated athens greek communists royal engineers balkan mutual trust bank merchant banking house occupied germany trr-2 soldiering advanced german technology soldiers man-hunters special unit teutoburg forest
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French Imperial Guard Infantry, June 1815: The Uniforms by Bryan Fosten (£11.50)Publisher: New Malden: Almark Publishing Co. Ltd. — 1974Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Covers slightly faded at the margins with light creases at the staples. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles [1]; Black & White Drawings; Number 6 in the series.Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¼". In the Soldiers Of The Napoleonic Wars series. 54 pages. Tags: fosten soldiers the napoleonic wars battle waterloo 1815 french revolutionary 1793-1815 military personnel
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Growing up on The Times by Louis Heren (£11.50)Publisher: Hamish Hamilton — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0241898862]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges, somewhat faded and spotted. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “He reported the end of the British Empire and the creation of Israel, the Korean war and other conflicts, the east-west confrontation in Europe and Asia, Kennedy’s 1,000 days, the Cuban missile crisis, and the events which almost destroyed American society. Heren’s reports and books have won him many prizes, including the first John F. Kennedy Memorial Award, because he was no less interested in Indian peasants, Israeli kibbutzniks, the Bedouin and other nomads, guerrillas, black activists, soldiers and ordinary people.”Notes: Jacket designed by Mon Mohan. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 319 pages. Tags: the times foreign correspondent gandhi nehru ben gurion moshe dayan glubb pasha macarthur adenauer willy brandt khrushchev kennedy martin luther king johnson nixon end the british empire lsrael korean war post-war decades news fronts the world
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Love And War by James Hewitt (£11.50)Publisher: Blake — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781857823189]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head, tail and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ.Description: 2nd Impression. [First Edition: Same year] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “James Hewitt is a man with the power to excite powerful emotions in all who hear his name. To some he is simply wicked. To others he is an honourable army officer, who has been cast in the role of scapegoat by a monarchy and an establishment desperate to distract attention from their own callous and uncaring behaviour towards Princess Diana whilst she was alive..”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Captain Rupert Mackenzie-Hill. Size: 9½" x 6¼". 296 pages. Tags: autobiography biography britain british captain diana great hewitt historical james kingdom military princess princesses royalty soldiers united wales 9781857823189
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Military Misdemeanors: Corruption, Incompetence, Lust and Downright Stupidity by Terry Crowdy (£11.50)Publisher: Osprey — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1846031486]Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper.Description: From the cover: “Bungled cover-ups, acts of blinding incompetence, miscarriages of justice, sexual escapades, and downright stupidity have all helped to make the world’s armed forces the much loved institutions they are today. Packed with more than 70 scandals, Military Misdemeanours takes an irreverent look at the public outcries that both governments and soldiers would rather we forgot. From Julius Caesar’s sex life and the frolics of Charles d’Eon, the fearless dragoon and noted transvestite, to the sinking of the Kursk, Terry Crowdy delves into the darker reaches of military personality defects, vice and slip-ups. Step back in time and see how corruption, bigotry, lust, vanity and the occasional bout of insanity have coloured military history through the centuries.”Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Burgundy boards with White titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: 9781846031489 anecdotes practices military corrupt forces armed 355
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Robert Rogers of the Rangers by John R. Cuneo (£11.50)Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges and joins of the dust wrapper which is heavily faded at the spine and lightly scuffed about the panels. Leans slightly. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;Notes: Jacket designed by Michael Silberman. Size: 8¼" x 5½". Brown boards with Red & White titling to the Spine. 308 pages. Tags: rangers army united states history french indian war canada france soldiers hampshire champlain valley ticonderoga-crown point great lakes westchester county
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Rules of Engagement by Brian Freemantle (£11.50)Publisher: Century — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0712604596]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “Four men became heroes in 1975. Their mission was to rescue Vietnam orphans before the Vietcong could reach them. Of the four one is now a millionaire businessman, one is America's most highly decorated Vietnam veteran. One is running for the Presidency and one, the Englishman, is dead, leaving his son to write his biography.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. 298 pages. Tags: rescue vietnam orphans gi’s local women vietcong washington bureau most famous war correspondent second world war every major global conflict act heroism vietnam america’s highest journalistic award vague uncertainties begin emerge father’s secret past vietnamese jungle american soldiers still being held prisoner reputation career nothing really lose
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Sharpe's Escape: Richard Sharpe and the Bussaco Campaign 1810 by Bernard Cornwell (£11.50)Publisher: London: HarperCollinsPublishers — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007120133]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps;

From the cover: “It is 1810 and the French are making yet another attempt to invade Portugal. Facing them is a wasted land, stripped of food by Wellington’s orders, and Captain Richard Sharpe. But Sharpe is in trouble. His job as Captain of the Light Company is under threat and he has made a new enemy, a Portuguese criminal known as Ferragus. Sharpe, discarded by his regiment, wages a private war against Ferragus — a war fought through the burning, pillaged streets of Coimbra, Portugal’s ancient university city.

Sharpe’s enemies are numerous but on his side he has Sergeant Patrick Harper, the Portuguese officer Jorge Vincent and a prickly English governess, whose first aim is to clean up Sharpe’s language.

Sharpe’s Escape begins on the great, gaunt ridge of Bussaco where a joint British and Portuguese army meets the overwhelming strength of Marshall Massena’s crack troops. It finishes at Torres Vedras where the French hopes of occupying Portugal quickly die. This is a classic Sharpe novel, with Richard Sharpe in his finest form reunited with Patrick Harper, and facing enemies on every side.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 350 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st sharpe richard fictitious soldiers peninsular war bussaco battle portugal historical adventure military action
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The Defectors by Colonel Vernon Hinchley (£11.50)Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co. — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with several nicks and chips. Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank.Description: From the flap: “A defector is a man who changes sides by legal means: one, in fact, who implements such a change by travelling to the country of his choice. Such an undertaking requires a powerful reason. It is the purpose of this study to look at some of the more startling cases that have captured the headlines in recent times. The stories of men like Pontecorvo, Philby, Penkovsky, Hayhanen, and Lee Harvey Oswold cast an interesting light on human nature.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5½". Purple boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 250 pages. Tags: defector maclean mistaken idealism khokhlov joyce amery social failures american soldiers brainwashed korea pontecorvo philby penkovsky hayhanennd lee penkovs human nature canadian spy-ring diplomatic defectors spies agents traitors attaches embassies collecting secret information portland spy case russian gordon lonsdale red army harry houghton bunty gee fascist government britain nazi traitor executed intern british civil service rule ireland communism cia national security intelligence mission william martin deciphering codes propagandists fuchs homosexuals officers system
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The Research Process in Educational Settings: Ten Case Studies by Edited by Robert G. Burgess (£11.50)Publisher: The Falmer Press — 1984Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0905273915]Condition: Very Good. A little faded at the spine and onto the margins of the wrappers. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages gently age tanned. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [IX] 282 pages. Tags: 20th academic access accounts action and atkinson ball beachside britain burgess case century chocolate college conference cream david deeds delamont dimensions dissemination education educational experience exposed forms fuller gender girl great hammersley history house jean jenkins king lawrence library london man martyn mary method modification network old paul porter postgraduate process reconsidered research researcher researching robert ronald rudduck sara school settings sixth soldiers stenhouse stephen studies study the use user wards wendy whitelands
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Black Knights: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad by Oliver Poole (£10.50)Publisher: London: HarperCollinsPublishers — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007174381]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. Leans slightly.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “A fly-on-the-wall account of what frontline combat action meant in the first major war of the twenty-first century. Written by a young journalist who was the only British daily newspaper reporter to be embedded with the US army dung the operation in Iraq, this book unflinchingly describes the modern face of battle, and the young soldiers who fought in it.”.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 280 pages. Tags: oliver united states army infantry regiment 15th iraq war british press coverage military history battles campaigns asian middle eastern reportage collected journalism
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Drawing Fire: The Diary of a Great War Soldier and Artist by Len Smith (£10.50)Publisher: London: Collins — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007313845]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “To the reader.

In reading this diary it will be well to remember that it has with definite reason not been embellished or altered in any way from the original scrawl in an old French notebook.

I preferred to retain a faithful copy of the diary as written on the spot — “the spot” being sometimes sordid, noisy, terrifying, wretched and utterly uncongenial to clear thought and orderly writing. And thus, tho’ it does not possess literary style, easy to read and understand. Yet I feel even in this very fact, it rings true and therein lies some claim to your kindly interest, as a faithful portrayal of the atmosphere which at that time prevailed.

It is a jotted down, rambling description of events day by day, strung together anyhow (as life was then) with no definite aim in view either to use or publish. Rather a mere pastime, just as one would take a hand at cards, or play the mouth-organ.

Remember too, there was always the persistent thought in the back of one’s mind — that it was all too foolish anyway — that no effort was very worthwhile, there might never be a “tomorrow". Therefore friend, take it as it is written, a simple narration of how that big war in our time, touched the life of one, Smithie in France.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 381 pages. Tags: smith 0007313845 9780007313846 diaries world war britain army infantry history 20th century soldiers artists correspondence british
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Jackie Was a Hero by Lawrence Harris (£10.50)Publisher: Cartoon Cave — 1997Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0952683407]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps.Description: Signed by the author on the title page - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Jacket designed by Lev Andre Vykopal. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 148 pages. Tags: picardy the somme battlefields beaumont hamel great war old soldiers commonwealth war graves commission royal british legion
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Love and War by James Hewitt (£10.50)Publisher: Blake — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781857823189]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Two very small dings to the upper panel. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.

From the cover: “James Hewitt is a man with the power to excite powerful emotions in all who hear his name. To some he is simply wicked.

To others he is an honourable army officer, who has been cast in the role of scapegoat by a monarchy and an establishment desperate to distract attention from their own callous and uncaring behaviour towards Princess Diana whilst she was alive.

The truth, as this revealing and historic autobiography reveals, lies somewhere between these two extremes.

James was a dashing, single, young Guards Captain, on official business at Buckingham Palace, when he first met Princess Diana. Prince Charles was in the midst of a flagrant affair with Camilla Parker Bowles and Diana was feeling confused and lonely.

She asked James to teach her to ride and, gradually, imperceptibly, they fell in love. He discreetly supported her and cared for her through the hardest, most miserable times of her life.

Their relationship reached its most impassioned when James was sent to fight in the Gulf War five years later. James commanded a tank squadron, which had been charged with the deadly task of breaking through Iraqi enemy lines. As he, and Diana, faced the real possibility of his imminent death Diana wrote passionate letters to him almost every day, pouring out her thanks for the love and fulfilment he had brought to her life.

‘I loved Diana, I love her still,’ James writes here. ‘I feel blessed that she loved me and we were able to enjoy a few short years, which reached heights of happiness I have never known before or since. ’

‘But part of me wishes it had never happened…’”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 296 pages. Tags: autobiography biography britain british captain diana great hewitt historical james kingdom military princess princesses royalty soldiers united wales 9781857823189
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Operation Certain Death: The Inside Story of the SAS's Greatest Battle by Damien Lewis (£10.50)Publisher: Century — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 184413394X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “No other army in the world could have done what the British Army did in Sierra Leone in 1999 — in terms of speed, decisiveness, ingenuity and, above all, willingness to put the lives of its own men at risk in the face of overwhelming odds. Eleven British soldiers were held hostage by a group of murderous rebels. Britain’s best were sent to rescue them and annihilate the rebel forces. Officially called Operation Barras, but known to the men on the ground as Operation Certain Death, it was a joint operation between the Paras, the SBS, the Navy and the RAF, but spearheaded by the SAS. Because of the traditional secrecy surrounding Special Forces operations, the authorities have suppressed this story, but it is one the men themselves want told. So here it is in their own words.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 459 pages. Tags: african air army britain defence fictional forces from great guerrilla history hostages irregular leone military nuclear operations postwar science service sierra special war warfare works
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