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1 Angelucci, Enzo; Matricardi, Paolo COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR (2) (ii) TWO: 1: 1933 - 1937; 2: 1938 - 1939; 3: 1939 - 1940; 4: 1940 - 1941; 5: 1941 - 1942; 6: 1942 - 1943; 7: 1943 - 1944; 8: 1944 - 1945
New York Military Press - Crown Publishers 1987 First Editions Paperback Very Good Elephant Folio Pierluigi Pinto; 
62 pp per volume. Please note, these are qute large and the shipping rates will be higher than normal. All eight books have light rubbing on the corners with flat uncreased spines; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs and with aviation paintings by Pierluigi Pinto. To be clear, the books here are all eight volumes of Combat Aircraft of World War Two: 1: 1933 - 1937; 2: 1938 - 1939; 3: 1939 - 1940; 4: 1940 - 1941; 5: 1941 - 1942; 6: 1942 - 1943; 7: 1943 - 1944; and 8: 1944 - 1945. 
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2 Anonymous R.A.F. MIDDLE EAST - The Official Story of Air Operations February 1942 - January 1943
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1945 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
144 pp. Staple-bound in pictorial covers. Edge and corner wear; no interior markings. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and five maps. The Chapters are: Pattern of Air Powre; The Fighting Retreat; The Crescendo at Alamein; and Knock-out. 
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3 Anonymous THERE'S FREEDOM IN THE AIR - The Official Story of the Allied Air Forces from the Occupied Countries
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1944 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
36 pp. Staple-bound in pictorial covers. Light wear on the corners; no interior markings. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. The Chapters are: They Wanted to Go on Fighting; Escape to Action; In Defence of Britain; The Bright Strings of Vengeance; Wings for Freedom; and Circle of Faith Circle of Arms. 
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4 Anonymous (editor) SOLDIER - The British Army Magazine - Volume 11, number 2 - April 1955: And Now the First Corps for Nuclear War; Building a Simpler Swifter Army; The Facts of Army Life; One Sip from Venus's Bath - Middle East Special; This Slit Trench
London The War Office 1955 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Magazine 4to 
39 pp. Light but general wear. Illustrated with black and white and colour photographs. This issue contains: And Now the First Corps for Nuclear War; Building a Simpler Swifter Army; The Facts of Army Life; One Sip from Venus's Bath - Middle East Special; This Slit Trench Stretched Eighteen Miles; The Great Camps Are Emptying; Money for Old Rope; Pensions: It's All Simpler Now; Now They Call It Sterling; Tinned Boiled Egg - Maybe; The Pleasures of Penang; Mum's the Word; Only One Man Did Not Fall; Now It's Sandhurst's Turn; and Phantasy of War; along with the usual features, including a full colour pin-up photograph of Elaine Stewart. 
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5 Anonymous (editor) SOLDIER - The British Army Magazine - Volume 11, number 4 - June 1955
London The War Office 1955 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Magazine 4to 
39 pp. Light but general wear. Illustrated with black and white and colour photographs. This issue contains: After the Flash; Soldier to Soldier; A Better Life for Libya; Mother of Tobruk; Tanks Can't Climb That; Combat Suits in Rhine Army Now; Milestone for The Shropshire Lads; 92 Men with 359 Ribbons Up; Alamein: An Italian Version; Zero Hour for the Dorsets; Six Soldiers Won George Medals; For the First Time in 20 Years of Army Football the Infantry Sieze the Cup; The Best Man on the Rock; and Then the Major Rebelled; along with the usual features, including a full colour pin-up photograph of Diana Dors. 
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6 Anonymous (editor) SOLDIER - The British Army Magazine - Volume 11, number 9 - November 1955
London The War Office 1955 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good- Magazine 4to Norm Eastman; 
39 pp. General wear. Illustrated with black and white and colour photographs. Cover painting by Norm Eastman. This issue contains: Spades and Speed; Soldier to Soldier; The Hard Way Home; The Old Way Still Works; We Stopped the Blood - Sudan; They Are Making It Soldier Proof; Headline Island; Their Camp Was a Rail Tour - All About Trains; Soldier Humour; Ten Nation Honour Guard; A Peal of Bells in Korea; Boys will be Boys - by Order; Four Doors Are Open; The Fourth Line; and Desert Rats on Trial; along with the usual features, including a full colour pin-up photograph of Dianne Foster. 
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7 Anonymous. CANADIAN SKY WARRIORS IN THE WAR TO END ALL WARS - Wherein Intrepid Airmen of the North Fight Their Way into History
Miami, Florida Aviation Sales Company 1980 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 4to 
Presented in a blue cardboard case decorated in gilt, yellow, orange and black on the front panel. This includes a dropped in presentation letter from the Aviation Sales Company team in Miami, Florida, explaining the evolution of this project. This includes four folded, illustrated biographies about five World War One pilots, nicely illustrated in colour with aviation art. Each of the biographies is printed in colour on card stock and presented in a blue folder with the pilot's name on the front. The pilots are: Captain William Avery Bishop; Lt. Colonel Raymond Collishaw; Major William George Barker; and Flight Commander Robert Leckie and Flight Lieutenant B. D. Hobbs - Sea Furies. Light wear on the corners of the box; no interior markings. 
Price: 109.95 CDN
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8 Anonymous. ORDER OF DIVINE SERVICE AT CAMPS OF INSTRUCTION
Ottawa, Ontario Militia and Defence Canada - Government Printing Bureau 1914 First Edition Paperback Very Good Ephemera 16mo 
15 pp. Staple-bound pamphlet in soft covers. Edge and corner wear with a small smudge on the upper right of the front cover and crease on the back cover; no interior markings. The military religious service, including the prayers and the lyrics to the hymns. 
Price: 21.95 CDN
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9 Atkin, Ronald DIEPPE 1942 - The Jubilee Disaster
London Macmillan London 1980 0333191870 / 9780333191873 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(xii) 306 pp. Black boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with black and white plates and maps. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. The Contents are: The Plan; Rutter; Jubilee; Departure; Yellow Beach; Orange Beach; Blue Beach; Green Beach; Red and White Beaches; Disaster; Withdrawal; Surrender; and Aftermath; followed by an index. 
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10 Baker, David WILLIAM AVERY BILLY BISHOP - Famous Flyers
London Outline Press 1990 1871547075 / 9781871547078 First Edition Paperback Very Good 4to Mike Roffe; 
127 pp. Oversized softcover. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with coloured drawing and black and white stills. Cover art by Mike Roffe. The Chapters are: Introduction - William Avery 'Billy' Bishop; Boldly to the Foe; A War With Choices; Wings of Victory; Aces High; An Ace Supreme; Technical Details. 
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11 Banting, D. R.; Embleton, G. A. THE WESTERN FRONT 1914 - 1918
London Almark Publishing 1974 085524173X / 9780855241735 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
80 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Profusely illustrated with colour plates and black and white photographs. 
Price: 10.95 CDN
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12 Bergot, Erwan (translated from the French by Ricahrd Barry) THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION - The Corps d'Elite
London Tattoo Books - Wyndham Publications 1976 0427000114 / 9780427000111 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
271 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The Contents are: Preface by Otto of Habsburg; Foreword by Erwan Bergot; Loyalty and Honour; Part One: Eugenie 1831 - 1900: Sidi Chabel; Terapegui; Sebastopol - Magenta; Camerone; Paris; Dogba. Part Two: Susanna 1900 - 1940: El Mungar; Great Leaders - Africa; Auberive; Messifre, Syria. Part Three: Anne Marie 1940 - 19..: Narvik; Bir Hakeim; Phu Tong Hoa; Tuyen Quang; Benir Smir; and Anne Marie; followed by appendices: The Legion's Campaigns; History of the Legion; Administrative and Recruiting Regulations; and The Official Account of Camerone. 
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13 Bishop, Arthur (foreword by General A. J. G. D. de Chastelaine) TRUE CANADIAN HEROES ON THE BATTLEFIELD
Toronto Prospero Books 2004 1552678687 / 9781552678688 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
(xvi) 341 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. The Contents are: Preface by Arthur Bishop, the son of Billy Bishop; Foreword by General A. J. G. D. de Chastelaine; Start Line: The War of 1812; Courage in the Crimea; The Indian Mutiny; The Boer War: Liliefontein. World War One: Ypres - Gallantry Against Poison Gas; Battle of Attrition; Das Blutbad - Slaughter on the Somme; Preparation; Valour as Vimy Ridge; Hill 70; Arras; Trench Warfare; Passchendaele; Cambrai - First Effective Tank Attack; Final German Thrust. Canada's 100 Days: Amiens; Breaching the Hindenburg Line; Collapse at Cambrai; Final Pursuit. World War Two: The Hapless Horror of Hong Kong; The Debacle at Dieppe; The Conquest of Sicily; The Canadian Campaign in Italy 1: Ortona; Anzio; Burma; Italy 2: Liri Valley; Cross the Gari River; Assault on the Hitler Line; The Melfa River Crossing; Europe; The Battle of Normandy; D-Day; Build-up to the Breakout; The Falaise Gap; Breakout; Clearing the Channel Ports; Italy 3: The Rugged Route to Rimini; Breaking the Gothic Line; Slog to the San Fortunato Ridge; Freeing the Port of Antwerp; Market Garden; Italy 4: The Final Phase; The Savio River; The Last Operation; Clearing the Rhineland; Crossing the Rhine; Liberation of the Netherlands; Build-up to Capitulation. Korea: Kapyong; Kowang Hi; followed by an epitaph; Abbreviations; Decorations; Designations; General; Ranks; and a Name Index. 
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14 Brandon, Henry ANATOMY OF ERROR - The Secret History of the Vietnam War
London Andre Deutsch 1970 0233961852 / 9780233961859 First UK Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
178 pp. Blue boards lettered in gilt on the spine; red upper edge. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Prologue: The War that Went Wrong; Truman to Kennedy: Half Measures; Johnson: The Snares of Continuity; Fallacies of Escalation; Marigold: The Stunted Peace Flower; Harold Wilson: The Penalties of Distrust; The Last Illusions of Victory; Revolt of the Elders; Through the Maze to Paris; and Epilogue: The Ultimate Verdict; followed by an index. 
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15 Brickhill, Paul (introduction by H. E. Bates) (foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Basil Embry) ESCAPE - OR DIE - Authentic Escape Stories of the R.A.F. Escaping Society
London Pan Books 1962 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good- 
190 pp. New Edition - Pan Book G532. Light edgewear with some creasing on the corners and spine; no interior markings. This collection contains: Island of Resistance; The Women Who Took a Hand; The Men Who Would Not Die; Miracle in the Desert; The Man Who Went Prepared; He Rode with the Cossacks; It Feels Like This; and Escape - or Die. 
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16 Cahill, Jack WORDS OF WAR
Toronto Deneau and Greenberg - Department of National Defence 1987 0888791461 / 9780888791467 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(xxiv) 246 pp. Gray boards lettered in gilt on the spine; pale green endpapers; headband. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. The Contents are: The New Chums; The Night the Brothel Burned; The Switched-off War; The Death of a City; The Reporters' Escape; A Million Dead Is a Statistic; Flight from Danang; The End of Saigon; The Last of the Bush Jackets; The First of the Boat People; The Death Truck in Dhaka; Return to Vietnam; The Ghosts of Saigon; and The End of a Legend; followed by an index. 
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17 Campbell, W. Bennett (preface) D-DAY 1944 - June 6 - 1984
Ottawa, Ontario Government of Canada Veterans Affairs 1984 First Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo Eric Aldwinckle; 
48 pp. This is in English and in French. Staple-bound in pictorial card covers. Light edge and corner wear with some minor rubbing on the covers. Aviation painting on the cover by Eric Aldwinckle. Illustrated with black and white photographs and a four-colour map. The Contents are: Preface by W. Bennett Campbell; The Landings in Normandy June 6 1944; The Assault Plan; Preparation for the Assault; The Assault; Normandy Cemeteries and Memorials; Canadian Memorials - D-Day Area; Canadian Forces Associated with D-Day Landings; Canadian Army Units; 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade; and Royal Canadian Air Force Squadrons. 
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18 Clark, David W. JOE'S LETTERS - Flight Lieutenant Frank Clark
Bloomington, Indiana Author House 2006 1425900275 / 9781425900274 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
183 pp. Trade paperback format. Inscribed by David W. Clark to Pat Hemmingway on the front endpaper. Light rubbing on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; aside from the author's inscription, no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs and a map. The Chapters are: Summer of 2004; and A Short Life; followed by an appendix: Pilots in 421 Squadron; and an index. 
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19 Clinton, Catherine THE BLACK SOLDIER - 1492 to the Present
Boston Houghton Mifflin 2000 039567722X / 9780395677223 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(ix) 117 pp. Brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine; yellow endpapers; headband; illustrated with black and white photographs. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. The Contents are: Introduction; Exploration and Conquest in the 1500s; The Colonial Era 1600 - 1769; Struggles for Independence 1770 - 1789; Struggles for Freedom 1790 - 1860; The Civil War and Its Legacy 1861 - 1877; Buffalo Soldiers 1877 - 1918; The Spanish American War 1898; Achievements and Setbacks 1898 - 1917; World War I and After 1917 - 1940; World War II 1941 - 1945; Battles on the Home Front 1946 - 1950; Korea 1950 - 1953; Vietnam 1965 - 1975; Fighting for Freedom 1954 - 1990; and The Gulf War and Its Legacy 1991 - 1999; followed by Epilogue: Black Soldiers Past and Present; and an index. 
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20 Collier, Basil BRASSHAT - A Biography of Field-Marshal Sir Henry Wilson 1964 - 1922
London Secker and Warburg 1961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good 8vo 
362 pp. Burgundy boards lettered in silver on the spine; illustrated with black and white plates, drawings and maps. Wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a chip and a tear on the lower right of the front panel; a few nicks and short tears around the edges; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: 1864 - 1900: The Protestant Child; Road to Mandalay; The Silver Spoon; Ungilded Staff; No Bigger Than a Man's Hand; Engines of War; The Steamroller; Colenso; The Upper Tugela; Spion Kop to Ladysmith. 1901 - 1914: The New Era; Army Reform and the Entente Cordiale; The Peacemongers; The Ladder; The Sage of Camberley; Agadir; Frocks and Brasshats; Europe at Sunset; The Ulster Crisis; The Curragh Incident. 1914 - 1922: Armageddon; The Lost Opportunity; Mons Le Cateau Guise; The Marne; Deadlock; The Road to Berlin; Loos Champagne; The Wheel; The Butcher's Bill; The Giant Killer; Twilight on the Neva; The Nivelle Offensive; Messines Third Ypres Passchendaele; The New Deal; The Summit; Peace Without Profit; and Appointment with Murder; followed by an index. 
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