Yoni's Last Battle, The Rescue at Entebbe, 1976
Israel: Gefen Publishing, 2002. First. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 9652292834 Jerusalem, 2002. Hard Cover. octavo First Edition. Illustrated. Binding firm. Text clean. good/good dustwrapper. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. previously read. 231 pp, photo illust. Translated from Hebrew by Yoram Hazoni. Black and white photos and line drawn maps and diagrams. Yonatan "Yoni" Netanyahu [1946 – 1976], was commander of the elite Israeli army commando unit Sayeret Matkal. He was killed in action during Operation Entebbe in Uganda. He was awarded the Medal of Distinguished Service for his conduct in the Yom Kippur War. His younger brother, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel. Netanyahu joined the Israeli Defence Forces in 1964. He volunteered to serve in the Paratroopers Brigade, and excelled in the Officer Training Course. He was eventually given command of a paratroopers company. On June 5, 1967, during the Six Day War, his battalion fought the battle of Um Katef in Sinai, then reinforced the Golan Heights. During the battle, Yonatan received a wound to his elbow while helping rescue a fellow soldier who lay wounded deep behind enemy lines. In the early 1970s he joined Sayeret Matkal (Israeli special forces), and in the summer of 1972 was appointed as the unit's deputy commander. During that year, he commanded a raid (Operation Crate 3) in which senior Syrian officers were captured and exchanged in return for captive Israeli pilots. The following year he participated in Operation Spring of Youth in which the alleged terrorists and leadership of Black September were selectively killed by Sayeret Matkal, Shayetet-13 and the Mossad. In June 1975 Netanyahu left the Armored Corps and returned to Sayeret Matkal as unit commander. He was killed in action on July 4, 1976. while commanding Operation Entebbe, his first big operation since returning to the unit. Netanyahu was the only Israeli soldier killed during the raid (along with three hostages, all of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine members, and dozens of Ugandan soldiers). Netanyahu was shot outside the building being stormed, and would soon die in the arms of Efraim Sneh, commander of the mission's medical unit. The operation itself was considered a success by Israel, and was posthumously renamed Mivtsa Yonatan (Operation Yonatan) in honor of Netanyahu. 700g. (Book ref. 002261) £18.00
East African Chiefs: A Study of Political Development in Some Uganda and Tanganyika Tribes
GB: Faber, 1960. 1st Edition. Hardback. nrFine/VG+ DW. Top edge slightly spotted. DW has some edge wear. In loose polythene protector. (Book ref. d068.013) £17.00
Report of the Commission on the Civil Services of Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda and Zanzibar, 1947-48 (Colonial Office No. 223)
GB: HMSO (H.M.S.O) (His/Her Majestys Stationery Office), 1948. 1st Edition. Paperback. G++. Minor library marks. Fairly clean tight text but covers bit dust marked and spotted. (Book ref. kb628.036) £29.00
East Africa. Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda
GB: Sangam Books, 1987. 1st Edition. Hardback. VG+/VG- DW. 0861321723 Printed in India. (Book ref. at068.009) £29.00
East Africa. Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda
GB: Sangam Books, 1987. 1st Edition. Hardback. VG+/VG Pc DW. 0861321723 Printed in India. (Book ref. kb698.041) £29.00
Uganda in Black and White
GB: Macmillan, 1962. Reprint. Hardback. VG+/VG- Pc DW. Packed weight 1000g. (Book ref. d154.005) £13.00
THE ALIEN TOWN ... Busoga, Uganda
USA: Chicago University, 1959. 1st Edition. Card. VG. (Book ref. kb685.029) £24.04
The Story of the Life of Mackay of Uganda. Told for Boys. (By his sister).
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1891. "This book is written especially for boys, in the hope that Mackay's example may lead many of them to think of Africa, and devote their lives to its moral and spiritual regeneration."(author's preface). All edges gilt. Pp.viii/338/6(ads), sepia portrait frontispiece + 11 black & white plates, gift message to inner front endpaper, some light marginal spotting, cracking to inner hinges but still holding. Red pictorial cloth(natives and a canoe) with gilt title to front, illustration of native to spine, spine dulled, some bleach spots to rear cover. G+.**Alexander Murdoch Mackay was a missionary, a teacher and an engineer who contributed tremendously to Christianity and education in Uganda. As a youth, he left Scotland and committed his life to preaching the word of God to the people of Uganda.He introduced vocational training, taught practical skills and laid the foundation of education in the Church of Uganda. He introduced a printing press which he used to print the Luganda version of the Holy Bible. The printing press is now at the Uganda Museum. Unfortunately, his work was cut short by persecution from the leadership then. He fled to Tabora, Tanzania, where he died at the age of only 41 years. (Mackaycollegeinfo). (Book ref. 38306) £15.00
Commonwealth Papers No. 18: Expulsion of a Minority: Essays on Ugandan Asians
London: The Athlone Press, 1975. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0485176181 240pp, index, notes, a collection of 12 essays. Slight browning to covers, owner's name neatly to 1/2 title otherwise VG clean tight copy. (Book ref. 015268) £12.00
REPORT on the PROCEEDINGS of the TWENTY-SEVENTH SESSION of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY of the UNITED NATIONS held at NEW YORK from 19 September to 19 December 1972 and Proceedings of the SECURITY COUNCIL in 1972.
London: HMSO, 1973. vi pp + 136pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary Paper. Cmd.5236. United Nations No.1 (1973). World events discussed under the various United Nations Committees (Economic, Social, Disarmament,etc., ) and pressing international concerns via the Security Council. A very clean copy. (Book ref. 159551) £8.00
INTERNATIONAL COFFEE AGREEMENT 1962. New York, September 28 - November 30, 1962.
London: HMSO, 1965. 267pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary paper. Cmnd.2640. Treaty Series No.31 (1965). Seventy-four (74) Articles in English, French, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese plus Annexes in the various languages. A very clean tight copy. (Book ref. 159533) £10.00
London; Victor Gollancz; 1946 The author, an American scientist and wife if Paul Robeson (singer and actor), travelled to Africa with her son in 1936. She travelled extenseively through 4 countries covering thousands of miles, travelling and staying with Africans during the whole trip. Hardcover with dustjacket, 186 pages, 5 x 8 inches approx 12.5 x 20 cms. Condition - dustjacket in in two pieces, books shows shelf wear on lower edges, other wise all good. (Book ref. 218) £8.00
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1978. First Edition. 0-04-920056-9 Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in silver on spine. Previous owner's name on front fixed end-paper (hidden by flap of dustwrapper). 248 pages. Very good dustwrapper with minor edgewear which is not price-clipped. Includes reminiscences of the author's imprisonment in Uganda by the regime of Idi Amin but the book is mainly concerned with his experiences in Rhodesia in the later stages of white rule. (Book ref. 17013) £9.00
UGANDA RESETTLEMENT BOARD Interim REPORT
London: HMSO, 1973. 0-10-152960-0 22pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary Paper. Cmnd.5296. Neat library mark on cover. Reports on arrangements for influx of expelled Ugandan Asians. (Book ref. 159365) £8.00
STEAM LOCOMOTIVES OF THE EAST AFRICAN RAILWAYS
DAVID & CHARLES, 1974. 1st. Cloth. VG/VG. Small 4to 0715364375 Locomotive Studies series. Good history of the steam locos of Kenya, Uganda & Tanganyika with rosters. 96pp with many photos. VG copy in dw. (Book ref. 000208) £22.00
Encyclopaedia of British Empire postage stamps, vol 11, the empire in Africa.
Robson Lowe Ltd, 1949 xvi + 441pp. 1st ed. clean in original worn cloth, frayed on edge of spine. An indispencable work covering the stamp issues, proof material and postmarks and postal stationery. (Book ref. LOWER010275) £60.00
Guide to Egypt and the Sudan including a description of the route through Uganda to Mombasa.
Macmillan and Co. seventh edition 1918. 17 by 12 cms. xx+196 pp. maps, plans, red boards with gilt titling, in very good condition. (Book ref. 13521) £32.00
Historical Dictionary of Uganda
Hardcover Scarecrow Press 1995 584 0810829207 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Nice clean bright tight book Very Good (Book ref. 541907) £35.00
1971.Collins. 000211853X. First. Book - VG+. Dj - Good, edgewear on spine and cover, protective covered. 9.5x7. 127pp. Map on end pages. Many colour photos. (Book ref. 157015) £15.00
ALONE TO EVEREST.
1955. Travel Book Club.. Book-VG. 8.5x6. 255pp. 13 b/w photos. 4 maps. 384g. This is the author's autobiographical account of his experiences as he set out to conquer Mount Everest. The original manuscript was written while the British expedition of 1953 was on its way to Everest. The success of this expedition made it necessary to revise the concluding pages. (Book ref. 54405) £14.00