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[5244] PASSMORE, Richard MOVING TENT
London: Thomas Harmsworth, 1982. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 0950601233 Signed by Author Book in near fine condition, bottom spine edge slightly bumped. Dustjacket in very good condition, spine ends very slightly rubbed. Inscription by the author on title page 'For Darrel and Pam Knight, with every good wish. 'Richard Passmore.' 13.12.87" With 13 black-and-white photographs. From d/j flap - "The author's Blenheim bomber was shot down over Germany in the summer of 1940. He survived a parachute jump of barely 400 feet, and spent the next five years in various air force camps - moving tent as the Allies closed in on Germany from the east and west. As the Anglo-American armies crossed the Rhine, the Germans sent their prisoners, guarded by elderly and disillusioned men, to tramp by day away from liberation. They lived off the land, slept where they could, and waited ... " (Book ref. 5244)   £20.00
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[5239] GELB, Norman SCRAMBLE. A Narrative History of the Battle of Britain
London: Michael Joseph, 1986. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 0718126874 Book in fine condition, maps on endpapers. Dustjacket in very good condition, very slight rubbing to top spine edge. xiii, 286pp, including index. With 29 black-and-white photographs. From d/j flap - "The men and women involved in the Battle of Britain tell their own story. The narrative story of the conflict is based around interviews with survivors, diaries, letters, combat reports and official papers." (Book ref. 5239)   £11.00
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[5236] THE MEDICAL VICTORIA CROSSES
. Hard Cover. Fine. 115pp, including 'Sources of Information.' With 39 full-page coloured illustrations. How twenty-nine men of the British Army Medical Services, and ten Other Forces of the Crown won their Medical Victoria Crosses. (8"h x 6"w) (21.5cms x 21.5cms). (Book ref. 5236)   £20.00
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[5234] SMITH, Digby NAPOLEON'S REGIMENTS. Battle Histories of the Regiments of the French Army, 1792-1815
London: Greenhill Books, 2000. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 1853674133 Book in near fine condition, two small black marks at front edge, does not show on pages, which are in fine condition. Dustjacket in near fine condition, spine ends have slight shelfwear. With 15 black-and-white illustrations, and 4 tactical diagrams. From d/j flap - "Detailing the combat histories of the individual regiments which formed Napoleon's vaunted Grande Armee. Examining each unit in turn, giving an overview of the unit's origins, its organisational history, the fate of the standards issued, battle honours borne on all colours and standards, details of the unit's eventual fate after Napoleon's abdication in 1815 and a complete listing of its officer casualties at all the major Napoleonic battles. Also included are 200 biographies of regimental officers." (9"h x 7"w) (25cms x 18cms). (Book ref. 5234)   £18.00
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[5225] CARMAN, Barry and John McPherson - (edited by) BIMBASHI McPHERSON. A Life in Egypt
London: British Broadcasting Corpn, 1983. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 0563201347 Book in fine condition, previous owner's bookplate and small address label on front free endpaper. Dustjacket in very good condition, 1/2" closed tear at top of spine. Price clipped. 313pp, including bibliography, chronological table of events, and index. With 72 black-and-white photographs, plus pencil drawings in text, and 3 maps. Joseph McPherson arrived in Egypt in 1901, and stayed there until his death in 1946. During that time he wrote thousands of pages of letters home, and this book presents an edited selection of these. He started out in Cairo as a teacher, travelling in his holidays all over the Middle East and Asia Minor. The First World War saw him in Gallipoli describing the doomed campaign and then later in the Sinai desert at the Battles of Romani and Gaza, encouraging his Egyptian cameleers to charge shouting the war-cry of the McPherson clan. He later became 'Mamur Zapt', the Head of the Secret Police in Cairo, on the trail of drug dealers, exotic Madames and the burgeoning Egyptian revolutionaries. One of the editors John McPherson - is the great nephew of Bimbashi, and for a time lived in Bewdley, Worcestershire, U.K. (Book ref. 5225)   £25.00
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[5224] JOSLIN, E.C SPINK'S CATALOGUE OF BRITISH AND ASSOCIATED ORDERS, DECORATIONS AND MEDALS. With Valuations
Exeter, U.K: Webb and Bower, 1983. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 090667168X Book in near fine condition, slight shelf wear to bottom spine edge. Dustjacket in very good condition, tiny crease and lightly rubbed at front bottom outer corner. 191pp, including reference books, and index. With Orders of Knighthood all in colour except for three, all ribands in colour, the rest are in black-and-white. There are about 206 different medals illustrated, some having more than one medal illustrated. Contents - Collecting - The Order of Wearing. Orders, Decorations and Medals - Ribands, Orders, Decorations and Medals with valuations - Orders of Knighthood. Decorations. Campaign Medals. Miscellaneous Medals. From d/j flap - " A comprehensive guide to British-and associated-Orders, Decorations and medals, giving a brief history of each, and including most valuable suggestions for collectors, and a complete list of valuations." (11"h x 7") (30cms x 18cms). (Book ref. 5224)   £18.00
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[5218] HAPGOOD, David and David Richardson MONTE CASSINO
London: Angus and Robertson, 1984. First U.K. Edition. 0 207 14982 8 Hardcover in very good condition, small light mark on front board, internally in fine condition. Dustjacket in very good condition, slightly rubbed along top edge and spine ends. 269pp. With 50 illustrations, and maps on endpapers. It has remained one of the most controversial bombings of World War Two: the Allied destruction of the Abbey of Monte Cassino, a mediaeval Italian monastery in the winter of 1943. Military documents, the monk's wartime diaries; and interviews with participants, including the last surviving officer at German headquarters are used. German soldiers saved priceless artworks by moving them from the abbey to the Vatican, but they did divert fifteen cases of masterpieces for a birthday present to Goering. (Book ref. 5218)   £16.00
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[5213] HASTINGS, Max OVERLORD. D-DAY AND THE BATTLE OF NORMANDY
London: Michael Joseph, 1984. First Edition. 0718123263 Hardcover in fine condition. Pictorial endpapers. Dustjacket in very good condition, top spine edge slightly rubbed. 368pp. With 67 black-and-white photographs, 11 maps, and 12 line drawings in text. Describing in detail the experience of Normandy - in its horror and intensity, with eyewitness accounts of scores of survivors from both sides. (Book ref. 5213)   £14.00
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[4353] PASSMORE, Richard BLENHEIM BOY
London: Thomas Harmsworth, 1981. First Edition. Signed by Author. Hardcover in fine condition. Dustjacket in near fine condition, top edge of spine and front edge very slightly rubbed. 254pp. With inscription by the author '"For Pat and Darrell Knight, gratefully, Richard Passmore. 14.12.87" on title page. With 16 illustrations. In the early days of the Second World War, Blenheims were sent over the Channel on solo raids, and usually in daylight. The author, was an AC1 whose duty it was to fend off any attacking fighters from his turret in the top of the fuselage. He knew that the range of his gun was inadequate for the task, and it was he who was most likely to get killed. So the pilots tried to stay out of sight in the clouds. But invariably the clouds rolled back a few minutes north of the French coast, leaving a beautiful, dangerous blue sky . The sequel to this story is 'Moving Tent.' (Book ref. 4353)   £18.00
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[5208] MOORE, Captain J.E, and Commander R. Compton-Hall SUBMARINE WARFARE. Today and Tomorrow
London: Michael Joseph, 1986. First Edition. 0718127439 Hardcover in fine condition. Dustjacket in near fine condition, top spine edge very slightly rubbed. xii, 308pp, including index. With 60 black-and-white photographs. (Book ref. 5208)   £12.00
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[5204] BENDER, Roger James, and Hugh Page Taylor UNIFORMS, ORGANIZATION AND HISTORY OF THE WAFFEN-SS. VoL.1
California: R. James Bender Pub, 1971. Illustrated by Roger James Bender. Second Printing. Hardcover in very good condition, boards have some very light marks on them. small round mark left by removal of label on front free endpaper and inside front board. 160pp, including bibliography. With some colour illustrations, numerous black-and-white photographs, plus line drawings. From Introduction - "This volume covers the basic subject of Waffen-SS uniforms and insignia without going into unit insignia variations. It covers such essential subjects as basic uniform types, headgear, rank insignia, trade insignia and Waffenfarben." Contents - Waffen-SS Headgear - Uniforms, Insignia and Accoutrements - Sleeve Diamonds - Rank Insignia - Vehicle Markings and Registration Plates . (Book ref. 5204)   £20.00
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[5196] BULTEEL, Christopher SOMETHING ABOUT A SOLDIER. The Wartime Memoirs of Christopher Bulteel M.C
Shrewsbury, U.K: Airlife, 2000. First Edition. 184037246X Hardcover in fine condition. Dustjacket in fine condition. x, 228pp, including index. With frontispiece, 13 black-and-white photographs, and 3 maps. Maps on endpapers. The author was granted a commission in 1941 and was posted to the 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards and joined them shortly after the historic battle at El Alamein. He was captured by the Germans, but somehow he was able to convince his captors that their best move would be to abandon all their British prisoners and allow them to retreat to allied lines. And so it turned out that Christopher led a large band of captive soldiers to freedom. With the battalion he then became embroiled in the invasion of Sicily and Italy. (Book ref. 5196)   £12.00
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[5194] HECKS, Karl BOMBING 1939-45. The Air Offensive Against Land Targets in World War Two
London: Robert Hale, 1990. First Edition. 0709040202 Hardcover in near fine condition, spine ends very slightly bumped. Dustjacket in very good condition, top spine edge very slightly bumped. 304pp, including bibliography and index. With 48 black-and-white photographs. The book deals with the aircraft, weapons, techniques and tactics used, and with every war theatre - the coverage ranges from close support at the battlefront, to the major German, British, and US strategic bombing campaigns. (Book ref. 5194)   £12.00
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[5179] COOPER, Alan W BEYOND THE DAMS TO THE TIRPITZ
London: William Kimber, 1983. First Edition. 0718303598 Hardcover in fine condition. Dustjacket in very good condition, just spine ends and back top corner edge slightly rubbed. 253pp, including Roll of Honour and index. With 68 black-and-white photographs. This book continues the story of 'The Men Who Breached the Dams' (also written by the author) which includes, special low flying attacks on canals, factories, rocket sites, viaducts, and the attack on the German battleship Tirpitz. (Book ref. 5179)   £18.00
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[5178] FALLS, Cyril (With a New Introduction and Additional Entries By R.J. Wyatt WAR BOOKS. An annotated bibliography of books about the Great War
London: Greenhill Books, 1989. 1853670405 Hardcover in fine condition. Dustjacket in near fine condition, top spine edge slightly bumped. xx, 328pp, including some pseudonyms of the Great War, and index of authors. From d/j flap - "First appeared as a single edition in 1930. The book is unique in that it deals exclusively with a wide selection of Great War histories and literature. The author was a military historian and an officer who fought in the war. Cyril Falls left blank pages for further entries, and in this edition Lieutenant Colonel R.J. Wyatt has added further books, and for the first time there is an index. The book is divided into the following sections: History - General. History - Formations and Units . History - Foreign. Reminiscence. Reminiscence - Foreign. Fiction. Fiction - Foreign." (8"h x 5"w) (22.5cms x 14.5cms). (Book ref. 5178)   £75.00
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[5163] JAMES, John THE PALADINS. A Social History of the RAF up to the outbreak of World War II
London: Macdonald, 1990. First Edition. 0 356 19071 4 Hardcover in near fine condition, just a very tiny dent at top front edge. Dustjacket in near fine condition, just top spine edge very slightly rubbed. 272pp. With 9 illustrations. The account of the origins and development of the RAF from its formation as the Army's Royal Flying Corps, through its evolution to a permanent and independent Service, and the part it played in the 1940 Battle of Britain. (Book ref. 5163)   £12.00
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[5147] THOMAS, Tommy SIGNAL SUCCESS
Lewes, U.K: The Book Guild, 1995. First Edition. 0863329950 Signed by Author Hardcover in very good+ condition, tiny mark at top edge, internally in fine condition. Inscription by the author inside front board " To Elsie With memories of SCHARF OLDEN DORF Tommy Thomas 10 March 1995" Dustjacket in very good+ condition, slightly rubbed at top and bottom edges. 437pp. With 14 black-and-white photographs. From d/j flap - "Escaping from Depression-ridden Wales in the 1930's, the author joined the Royal Corps of Signals. This is the story of his forty years of travel and adventure as a British soldier. His first stop was India. Then in World War II he was in France and the Western Desert. After the war he was stationed in East Africa, Germany, Singapore and Cyprus, and even back to Britain, where he was chosen to help organise Churchill's funeral. Full of incident and humour, this is a detailed account of vanished eras and altered places." (Book ref. 5147)   £18.00
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[5146] TURNBULL, Patrick DUNKIRK. Anatomy of Disaster
London: B.T. Batsford, 1978. First Edition. 0713413093 Hardcover in very good condition, just top spine edge slightly bumped. Previous owner's bookplate inside front board. Dustjacket in very good condition, spine and about " along top front edge slightly faded, top of spine slightly bumped. 186pp, including index. With 17 black-and-white photographs, and 3 maps. From d/j flap - "The author - who served as a Motor Contact Officer attached to HQ Petreforce throughout the Battle of France, won a Military Cross and was evacuated from the beaches - takes a professional military historian's view of the ten months from declaration to defeat, enhanced by the vivid and poignant memory of day-to-day sufferings, courage and despair." (Book ref. 5146)   £14.00
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[5140] DICKINSON, Lt. Col. R.J (compiled by) OFFICERS' MESS. Life and Customs in the Regiments
Tunbridge Wells, U.K: Mias Books, 1973. First Edition. 0859360083 Hardcover in very good condition, spine ends very slightly bumped. Dustjacket in very good condition, spine slightly faded, closed " tear at back top edge, and top edge slightly rubbed. viii, 120pp. With 12 colour illustrations, photographs and humourous drawings by Lt. Col. Frank Wilson. From d/j flap - " A work of reference and light-hearted reading being an accurate history of mess origins and rituals from a wealth of military records, enlivened anecdotes of mess times remembered from a host of one-time mess members; and fictitious account of the progress of Charles Oswald Littlewart, from Second Lieutenant to Major General. (12"h x 8"w) (30cms x 21cms). (Book ref. 5140)   £15.00
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[5098] WYLLY, H.C THE BORDER REGIMENT IN THE GREAT WAR
Aldershot, U.K: Gale and Polden, 1924. First Edition. (For Private Circulation only). Hardcover in very good condition, bevelled edges, some very small light marks on boards, slightly bumped at spine ends and corner edges. Some foxing upto page 4 (front endpaper upto Contents page has more foxing), and from page 232 to last page, pages have a few spots of foxing. Front free endpaper slightly tanned. Front hinge slightly loose but still in tact, and book is still a tight bright copy. Previous owners inscription on half title-page. 272pp, including index. With 14 illustrations, 4 coloured folding maps, plus 3 coloured maps in pocket at end of book, maps in pocket have some foxing on edges but none on maps. The history of the Regimental Depot and the thirteen Battalions in which 'The Border Regiment' was expanded during the Great War of 1914-1918. (25cms x 18.5cms). (Book ref. 5098)   £80.00
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