Hodder & Stoughton 1st 1918
large 8vo, blue cloth cvred bds, gold titling to spine. Bmps + wr to bds, fep mssg o/w VG 845 gms
(Order reference 10028A).
BBC 1st 1983
4to, v min crsing to d/w edges o/w VG++/VG++ 795 gms
(Order reference 10282).
Naval & Military Press no date
4to pb 285pp F+. Facsimile reprint of 1951 original. Available immediately, not Print on Demand. 740 gms
(Order reference 10603).
This third volume of the History of The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) deals with the period from 1919 to 1945. It covers the years between the two wars when the Regiment played an important part in the mechanisation, re-equipment and reorganisation of the Army for the tasks which lay ahead. It also covers the years of the Second World War in which the Regiment, like so many others, had to throw off new units and spend a long period carrying out essential garrison duties while training itself for the decisive fighting which was to come.
Years of waiting and training in time of war are apt to disappoint and discourage men who are anxious to fight for their country, but esprit de corps was proof against this danger. Battalions of the Regiment, both old and new, steadily increased in efficiency, inspired by the spirit of service and comradeship which has ever been a characteristic of the Somerset Light Infantry and, when the chance came, were ready to acquit themselves with honour in bitter fighting in many lands.
Regimental esprit de corps has always been the main strength of the British Army and this volume shows that in the late war it again brought us through the dark days to victory. If we continue to cherish that spirit, so that it remains an inspiration in whatever circumstances modern conditions of war may require the Regiment to serve, we need have no fear for the future.
We owe a deep debt of gratitude to George Molesworth, whose devotion to his old Regiment has led him voluntarily to devote so much time and skill to the writing of this volume.
J. G. DES R. SWAYNE Colonel, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's)
Harper Collins 1st 1995
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Leo Cooper 1st 1975
4to, no d/w, v v min bmps to bds o/w VG++ 720 gms
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George Allen & Unwin 1st 1977
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Constable 1st 1997
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Arrow Books 1st 1974
8vo pb 128pp, win wr to edges of cvrs, small gift inscr to 1/2 title page o/w VG+ 160 gms
(Order reference 10966).
Harper Collins 1st 1990
4to pb unpaginated. Very min bmps + wr to cvrs o/w VG++ 350 gms
(Order reference 11092).
Blandford Press 1st 1982
8vo F+/F 385 gms
(Order reference 11479).
Foreign Languages Publishing House 1944
8vo, no d/w, wr & bmps to bds, cockling to pastedowns + eps o/w VG 330 gms
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Patrick Stephens 1st 1987
8vo pb 168pp, v v min wr to edges of cvrs o/w F 255 gms
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Arms & Armour 1st 1994
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Greenhill Books 1st 1996
8vo, v v min bmps to bds o/w VG++/VG++ 520 gms
(Order reference 11975A).
Military Affairs/Aerospace Historian Publishing 1st 1975
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(Order reference 12059).
Collins 1st 1971
8vo, v v min wr to edges of d/w o/w F/VG++ 805 gms
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Rider & Co. 1972
8vo pb 208pp VG++ 275 gms
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Territorial, Auxiliary & Volunteer Reserve Association for the North West of England & the Isle of Man 1st 1989
8vo pb 182pp VG++ 330 gms
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Richard Netherwood 1st 1990
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(Order reference 12399).
Herbert Jenkins 1st 1954
8vo, blue bds with gold titling to spine, cancelled inscriptions to fep, wr, chps, closed trs + small pces mssg from d/w o/w VG+/VG+ 445 gms
(Order reference 12560).
Brockhampton Press 1999
4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar d/w, sl creasing to top edge of d/w, tiny hole to rear d/w hinge o/w F/VG++ 1060 gms
(Order reference 13197).
Airlife 1st 1989
8vo, F/F. D/w in protective wrapper. 560 gms
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Hamlyn/Gallery Press 1987
4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar d/w, wr, chps + short tr to d/w o/w VG++/VG+ 1270 gms
(Order reference 13371)
Publisher not given 1971
small 4to stapled sftbk 60pp, tanning to cvrs + page edges, v sl wr o/w VG 105 gms
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HMSO 1st 1941
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(Order reference 13869A).
Countryside Books 1st 2008
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(Order reference 14206).
Bramley Books 1st 1999
4to, glazed pictorial bds in a similar d/w. F/VG++ 385 gms
(Order reference 14208).
Arms & Armour Press 6th edn 1984
8vo F/F 260 gms
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Geerings of Ashford 1st 1991
8vo, VG++/VG++. The only pilot of Fighter Command in World War II to be awarded the Victoria Cross. 490 gms
(Order reference 14806A).
4to, green bds with gold titling to spine, v v slight wr to d/w edges o/w F/VG++ 665 gms
(Order reference 14815).
Leo Cooper revised edn 1998
8vo paperback 130pp VG++ 210 gms
(Order reference 14850).
Anatomy of a Raid, Tony Spagnoly's and Ted Smith's first book, started life as a 'cameo' but they decided it merited a book in its own right, as was the case with their third book, A Walk Round Plugstreet.
This revised edition, covering the tragic raid on Celtic Wood, includes more information on the German regiment involved as well as information taken from an interview with the raid commander's elder brother.
After the successful battle for the Broodseinde Ridge and crossroads on 4th October 1917, a raid was planned as part of a series of actions acting as a diversion for the main attack on the Passchendaele Ridge. With its target a small woodland called Celtic Wood on the eastern slopes of the Broodseinde Ridge, a raiding party of 85 men of the 10th Battalion, 3rd Brigade, A.I.F. attacked at dawn on 9th October. The raid resulted in an unmitigated disaster and only 48 men were accounted for following it. What happened to those other 37 young Australians? Who recorded their deaths? Where are their graves? This book brings to the reader the detail surrounding this unresolved mystery of the Great War.
Sevenoaks 1st 2002
8vo, F+/F+ 765 gms
(Order reference 15162)
Spellmount 1st 1995
large 4to, red cloth covered boards with gold titling to spine and tiny tear to base of d/w spine. Very, very slight sunning to d/w spine o/w F+/VG++ 1200 gms
(Order reference 15181)
16mo stapled softback 48pp, staples rusty, name to title page, dulling to covers o/w VG+. Folded sheet 'Care of Respirator' laid in. 45 gms
(Order reference 15193)
Gale & Polden reprint 1953
8vo, red boards with gold titling to spine, wear & dulling, chips, tears and splits to d/w o/w VG++/P 455 gms
(Order reference 15216)
Osprey reprint 2001
small 4to paperback 64pp F 215 gms
(Order reference 15246)
War played a central part in the history of Japan. Warring clans controlled much of the country. The wars were usually about land, the struggle for control of which eventually gave rise to perhaps the most formidable warriors of all time: the Samurai. Ancient Yayoi warriors developed weapons, armour and a code during the ensuing centuries that became the centrepiece for the Japanese Samurai. Anthony Bryant chronicles the history, arms and armour of these truly elite warriors, from the rise of the Yayoi through the Genpei War (1180-1185) between the Minamoto and Taira clans, to the Mongol invasions of the 13th century.
Walker & Co. 1st paperback edition 2002
large 8vo paperback 117pp F+ 180 gms
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On the Pacific front during World War II, strange messages were picked up by American and Japanese forces on land and at sea. The messages were totally unintelligible to everyone except a small select group within the Marine Corps: the Navajo code talkers-a group of Navajos communicating in a code based on the Navajo language. This code, the first unbreakable one in U.S. history, was a key reason that the Allies were able to win in the Pacific.
Patrick Stephens reprint 1992
8vo, black boards with gold titling to spine. Very, very minor wear to d/w edges, crease to front free endpaper o/w VG++/VG++ 665 gms
(Order reference 15308)
A revised story of the military airfields of East Anglia up to the present day. It relates the story of building the armoury, the five counties at war, airfield architecture and the airfields.
Includes details of the aircraft and units based at each airfield, together with descriptions of their operations. There is also an interesting chapter covering airfield architecture.
Shire Publications 1st 1969
small 8vo paperback 68 pages, very minor wear to edges of covers, tiny mark to front cover from removal of sticker o/w VG++ 75 gms
(Order reference 15365)
Hodder & Stoughton 1995
8vo paperback 95 pages, very minor mark to inside front cover + title page. Small name to inside font cover, very minor wear to edges of covers o/w VG++ 130 gms
(Order reference 15366)
With a Foreword by James Clavell this is a concise edition of one of the earliest studies on the theory and practice of war. The principles expounded by Sun-Tzu have influenced military leaders from Napoleon to Mao Tse-tung, General Giap, Yamamoto and the German General Staff. In modern times, the book has become required reading on management and military courses.
HMSO 1st 1943
large 8vo paperback 144 pages. Wear + slight creasing to covers, splitting to spine at head + tail o/w G++ 200 gms
(Order reference 15436)
Countryside Books 1st 2006
8vo paperback 256 pages 560 gms
(Ordeer reference 15448)
This book provides a detailed history of the wartime airfields of the North West of England, including Cark, Crosby-on-Eden, Great Orton and Millom. It is presented in an illustrated format.
Osprey Publishing 1st 2015
large 8vo paperback 220 pages. A5 printed plate attached to 1/2 title page. Reads: Merchant Taylor's Schools for Boys and Girls aged 4 to 18 years.On the occasion of the Centenary of Merchant Taylor's Schools' Combined Cadet Force (1915-2015). Headmaster: Mr D Cook Headmistress: Mrs L Robinson.Small bump/crease to bottom corner of rear cover o/w F+ 550 gms
(Order reference 15514)
Almost 800 Old Crosbeians served in World War I. Of these, 155 died as a direct result of the conflict and are commemorated on the War Memorial in what is now the School Library. This volume presents short biographies of each of these former pupils who lost their lives during the Great War.
4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar wrapper. Very minor wear + short tear to d/w o/w F/VG++ 1615 gms
(Order reference 15882)
A detailed history of the role of the Spitfire in World War II. Combines two books first published in 1974 and 1985 by Ian Allan Ltd under the titles "Spitfire at War" and "Spitfire at War 2
Macmillan 1st 1996
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Airlife 1st 1999
8vo, M/F 634 gms
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BBC 1st 1999
F/F 622 gms
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Macmillan 1st 1998
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Ashford Buchan & Enright 1st 1995
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(Order reference 1697).
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1st 1982
F/F 524 gms
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Patrick Stephens 1st 1979
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(Order reference 2176).
Blandford Press 1st 1984
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(Order reference 2251).
George G Harrap rep 1931
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(Order reference 2365).
Arms & Armour 1st 1991
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Airlife 1st 1997
M/F 614 gms
(Order reference 2451).
Leo Cooper/Secker & Warburg 1st 1985
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Arms and Armour 1st 1989
F/F 415 gms
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Sidgwick & Jackson 1st 1973
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Arms & Armour 1st 1991
M/F 570 gms
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Brockhampton Press 1999
8vo, glazed pict bds in similar d/w F/VG++ 675 gms
(Order reference 4126).
William Luscombe 1st 1976
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(Order reference 4127).
Ian Allen 2nd imp 1973
8vo, v sl dulling to bds, d/w sp sunned, min chps to price clipped d/w o/w VG++/VG+ 580 gms
(Order reference 4456).
Michael Joseph 1st 1966
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(Order reference 4463).
Sphere Books 1973
8vo pb 181pp, v min bmps + wr o/w VG+ 200 gms
(Order reference 5395).
Robert Hale 1st 1986
large 8vo F/VG++ Signed by the author to fep 730 gms
(Order reference 5648).
The German Armoured Corps - the Panzerwaffe - was instrumental in the mighty conquests of the Nazis between 1939 and 1942 and in the remaining years of the war it provided the very backbone of Germany's defence. Although its strength never exceeded one-fifth of the German Army, the commitment of the Panzerwaffe's officers to the traditional Annihilation Concept made an enormous impact on the Second World War, particularly on the Eastern Front. The titanic struggles which took place there. after the early victories in Poland, the West and the Balkans, demonstrated the German tank soldiers' superior tactical abilities and provided the basis of Soviet war theories to this day.
Bryan Perrett's meticulously researched and incisive account tells the story of this remarkable band of soldiers, the evolution of their tactics and the development of their superlative fighting vehicles. An authoritative study which will fascinate the military expert and general reader alike.
St. Ermin's Press 1st 1999
8vo M/F+ 860 gms
(Order reference 5669).
Hamish Hamilton 2nd imp 1994
8vo, min crsing to d/w o/w M/VG+ 365 gms
(Order reference 6681).
'Head bowed, rifle on his back, a soldier is silhouetted against the going down of the sun, looking at the grave of a dead comrade, remembering him. A photograph from the war, it is also a photograph of the way the war will be remembered. It is a photograph of the future, of the future's view of the past.
We will remember them.'
One hot summer's afternoon Geoff Dyer stood alone before the vast war memorial at Thiepval in France, which commemorates the 73,077 men who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme and found no known resting place. Inexorably drawn to a site in which so much of the meaning of our century is concentrated, he sought to understand what brought him to Thiepval, and to fathom the spell which the First World War continues to cast now that it is at the furthest edge of living memory.
His journey of inquiry takes him from the cemeteries and one-time battlefields of Flanders to the memorials that stand in every town and village in Britain, from the countless poems, memoirs, photographs and documentaries that the Great War spawned to an old family album whose images record how this most farreaching event touched the lives of his own grandparents. Relying more on personal impressions than systematic analysis, Geoff Dyer weaves a network of myth and memory that illuminates our own relation to the past. Through its original insights, eloquent prose and evocative photographs. The Missing of the Somme offers a fresh perspective on the war that so famously failed to end all wars.
Pimlico 1993 large
8vo pb 1007pp, v min crsing + wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG++ 1245 gms
(Order reference 7139).
Maritime Books 1st 1987
4to, v v min crsing + tiny indents to d/w o/w VG++/VG++ 575 gms
(Order reference 7540).
Antony Bird Publications 1st 1981
8vo VG++/VG++ 480 gms
(Order reference 7783).
Hamish Hamilton 1st 1994
8vo F/VG++ 600 gms
(Order reference 7784A).
Bloomsbury 1st 1994
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(Order reference 7787).
Bloomsbury 1st 1988
8vo, min bmps to bds, sl crsing + v sl discolouration to d/w o/w VG+/VG+ 600 gms
(Order reference 7857).
Paganiniana Publications 1st thus 1981
8vo, glazed pictorial boards F. The first-hand record of the experiences of Fritz Kreisler, one of the most renowned violinists of the twentieth century. 255 gms
(Order reference 7885).
Arms & Armour Press 1st English edn 1993
8vo F+/F 715 gms
(Order reference 8031A).
B T Batsford 1st 1974
8vo F+/VG++ 445 gms
(Order reference 8093).
Even today surprisingly little is known about the conduct of psychological warfare in the two World Wars. This book explains in fascinating detail how and with what success the psychological arm was used by the British, the Americans, the Germans and the Japanese. Himself a "psychological warrior" in World War II, Charles Roetter, its author, has the dual qualification of having been both an active participant and so subsequently a close student, of the subject. Valuable as the book is as an analytical study of the principles and techniques of psychological warfare, it is no less engrossing as an account of the specific ways in which these techniques were put into practice.
That they were sometimes dramatically successful is proved, for example, by Goebbels' exploitation of the Katyn Massacre as a means of sowing discord between Russia and her allies by the British - but ostensibly German broadcasting station "Soldatensender Calais" (its plausibility increased by an ironically outrageous vilification of Churchill); by the American broadcasts to Japan of Captain Zacharias, and by the beguilingly sexy transmissions of "Tokyo Rose" to American troops.
An informed and diverting narrative is illustrated by reproductions of pictorial propaganda used by the participants in both World Wars.
8vo, tiny indents to fr bd, v v min crsing + wr to d/w o/w VG++/VG++ 335 gms
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Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1st 1977
8vo, 2 short trs + small nick to d/w edges o/w F/VG++ 400 gms
(Order reference 8099).
Sidgwick & Jackson/Imperial War Museum 1st 1998
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(Order reference 8101).
Little, Brown & Co. 1999
8vo, min bmp to btm cnr of fr bd o/w F/F 685 gms
(Order reference 8109A).
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1st 1998
8vo, v v min bmps to btm fr cnr of bds o/w F/F 1110 gms
(Order reference 8158A).
Century 1st 1995
8vo F+/F 475 gms
(Order reference 8165).
Geerings of Ashford 1st 1991
8vo, small red spot to fep o/w F+/F+ 495 gms
(Order reference 8166A).
John Murray 1st 1997
8vo, v v min bmps to bds o/w VG++/VG++ 845 gms
(Order reference 8175A).
Bantam Press 1st 1990
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(Order reference 8893).
In the Second World War thirty-eight women were recruited, trained and sent into Nazi occupied France as agents of the Special Operations Executive. They took their place beside four hundred male SOE agents, working with local resistance groups, helping to arm and organize them and sending daily clandestine messages back to London on smuggled wireless sets. None of them had known military life before the war; most of them were only in their twenties and were recruited simply because they spoke French. A Quiet Courage is their story, told through the personal testimonies of four of the central characters with contributions from colleagues, friends and fellow resistants. It is about the resistance war as these women fought it day by day: the fears, the dangers, the loyalties, the hardships. It is about carrying an illegal wireless set on a train full of Gestapo officers; it is about bicycling seventy miles over the mountains and through enemy checkpoints. It is about escaping arrest and being arrested. It is about surviving - and about the women who did not survive.
Liane Jones has spent two years researching and interviewing the women who worked in France and has drawn together a comprehensive and, above all, atmospheric account of an agent's life under the Nazis. It is a deeply moving and personal story of courage and ideals which cannot fail to strike chords in a younger peacetime generation never tested to the same degree.
Military Book Society rep 1977
8vo, dulling to d/w spine o/w VG++/VG++ 320 gms
(Order reference 8948).
Leo Cooper 1st 1998
8vo F/F 450 gms
(Order reference 9042).
Westbridge Books 1st 1979
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(Order reference 9048).
Brassey's 1st English edn 1996
4to M/F 575 gms
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Sutton Publishing 1st 1999
4to M/F+ 570 gms
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Bloomsbury 1st 1991
8vo, red mark to btm of pp o/w M/F 605 gms
(Order reference 9110).
Ian Allan rep 1978
4to VG++/VG++ 465 gms
(Order reference 9112).
Ian Allan 1st 1985
4to, F/VG++ 460 gms
(Order reference 9113).
Ian Allan 1st 1978
4to F/VG++ 480 gms
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Ian Allan rep 1982
4to F/VG++ 505 gms
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Ian Allan 1st 1983
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(Order reference 9118).
Leon Cooper 1st 1998
8vo M/F 490 gms
(Order reference 9179).
Leslie Frewin 1st 1968
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(Order reference 9432A).
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Arms & Armour Press rep 1986
8vo F/VG++ 700 gms
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Guild 1985 8vo
F+/F 645 gms
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Ian Allan Ltd English edn 1st 1975
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(Order reference 9776).
Arthur Barker 1st 1971
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(Order reference 9796).
large 4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar d/w VG++/VG++ 1310 gms
(Order reference 9870)