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The Legendary Spitfire Mk I/II 1939-41

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UK: Delprado, 1999. Soft cover. Very Good. 7.25" x 9.75. The Mk 1/11 Spitfire From 1939 - 1941. Spitfire Mk Is and IIs served only briefly in the frontline with the RAE but their pilots were responsible for achieving impressive scores against the Luftwaffe during 1940/41. This volume details the RAF's first aces of World War 2 who helped stem the German tide during Britain's struggle for survival in the bitter years between 1939 and 1941. Early-mark Spitfires were notorious for their light armament, overheating engines and short range, but during the dogfights over Dunkirk and south-east England, then the first tentative sweeps across France, many pilots achieved scores of note. The exploits of names like Malan, Tuck and Bader are covered, as are some of the perhaps less celebrated aces like leading Spitfire NCO ace George Unwin.

$7.64

Aircraft of the Royal Air Force in service since 1918
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Aircraft of the Royal Air Force in service since 1918

By Bowyer, Chaz

Air Tattoo Publishing, 2003. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 8.5" X 11.5. Turner, Michael. p/b 212 pages, condition is good, minor edge wear.

$12.10

The SS: the Blood-Soaked Soil
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The SS: the Blood-Soaked Soil

By Williamson, Gordon

UK: Blitz Editions, 1997. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 9.5 x 7.6 x 0.9 inches. h/b 192 pages, condition is very good.

$10.82

The Scottish Soldier
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The Scottish Soldier

By Stephen Wood

Archive Publications Limited, 1987. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. h/b 176 pages, condition is very good. The Scottish soldier is all things to all men. Some see him as a moustachioed piper of swinging kilt and imposing appearance: others. as one of a marauding horde bent on violent destruction. But perhaps most people today recognise him as the figure, brilliantly dressed, standing before a backdrop of grey, mist-covered mountains, advertising Scotch whisky or, indeed. Scotland itself. This book is about the real Scottish soldier. Long before the idea of Scotland as a nation was born. the men who lived in the poor lands north of the Cheviot Hills were soldiers - not through their own choosing but because they had to be in order to survive. While wars on the continent absorbed generations of Scottish mercenaries it was the wars against England which finally welded the nation together. There was nothing unique about the Scottish soldier until the eighteenth century when. for the first time, kilted Highlanders were brought into the British Army. Although their Lowland comrades blossomed forth in tartan at the end of the nineteenth century, the Highlanders gradually assumed the mantle of the martial Scot and so contributed much to the nation's mythology. In his absorbing story Stephen Wood confronts mythology with fact chronicling the development of these fighting men through two thousand years of history. For anyone interested in the truth of Scottish history (though aware of its romance). the author catches the imagination while casting a new and revealing light on the nation's past, both tragic and splendid.

$12.10

Battle for the Rhine 1944: Arnhem and the Ardennes - The Campaign in Europe 1944-45
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Battle for the Rhine 1944: Arnhem and the Ardennes - The Campaign in Europe 1944-45

By Neillands, Robin

UK: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1.4 x 6.1 x 9.2 inches. h/b 335 pages, condition is very good, this is an ex library book with the usual stamps. Robin Neillands' new history of the Battle of Normandy (Cassell, 2002) was hailed by the SUNDAY TIMES as one of the best military history books of the year. This continues the story from the breakout from Normandy to the arrival of the Allied armies on the Rhine at the beginning of 1945. The story is dominated by two great battles: the Allied airborne offensive into Holland that ended in bitter failure at Arnhem, and Hitler's last great offensive in the Ardennes that December, the 'Battle of the Bulge'. This book ends where Robin's previous book THE CONQUEST OF THE REICH begins, thus forming a trilogy that takes us from the Normandy landings to the fall of Berlin.

$12.73

With a Machine Gun to Cambrai: The Tale of a YoungTommy in Kitchener's Army 1914-1918
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With a Machine Gun to Cambrai: The Tale of a YoungTommy in Kitchener's Army 1914-1918

By Coppard, George

UK: HMSO, 1969. Paperback. Very Good. 4.25" x 7. p/b 135 pages, condition is very good. The tale of a young Tommy in Kitchener's Army 1914-1918

$19.10

The Black Watch
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The Black Watch

By Philip Howard

London, UK: Hamish Hamilton, 1968. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 5.5" X 8.75. H/B 141 pages, condition Very Good, no DJ, an image of the badge has been pasted to the flyleaf.. The Royal Highlanders. the Gallant Forty-Two . . . The Germans christened them "the ladies from hell". Down the stormy centuries from Fontenoy to the Hook in Korea Britain's enemies have called them other less printable names. But when they were first raised as a police force to keep the peace in the turbulent and inaccessible Highlands, the locals nick-named them (in Gaelic, of course) the Black Watch. And the menacing name has stuck. Their old 'black' tartan has stuck too, and today is worn by imitators around the world, from Tokyo to Trinidad. It was the first kilted Regiment in the British army, the original ancestor of all the other famous Regiments that were later raised in the Highlands. Until Waterloo Gaelic was the language of the Black Watch, and it is still spoken on occasions. They brought the bagpipes into the British army, because the Highlanders refused to march with-jout their pipes. In those early days they charged with claymore and dirk. Today they are fully motorized for nuclear war. But the heart of the Black Watch is still Highland. The stern old Regiment still keeps its unique traditions. In the wild places of the world, in the most ferocious battles of the British army where victory was balanced on a bayonet point, the Black Watch has usually been there. And still today he is a man of lead whose imagination does not tingle when he hears the pipes play "Hieland Laddie", and sees the long lines of kilts swinging jauntily down the hill.

$19.10

Dark Sky, Deep Water: First Hand Reflections on the Anti-U-boat War in Europe in WWII
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Dark Sky, Deep Water: First Hand Reflections on the Anti-U-boat War in Europe in WWII

By Franks, Norman

UK: Grub Street, 1999. Soft cover. Very Good. 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches. p/b 218 pages, condition is very good. The U-boat war continues to fascinate people, especially the RAF's anti-U-boat campaign. In this book, the author presents his research findings on some of the more interesting aspects of this aircraft versus submarine conflict.

$8.28

An Airman Remembers
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An Airman Remembers

By Hans Schroder

London, UK: The Aviation Book Club, 1935. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 5.75 X 8.75. H/B 320 pages, condition is very good, blue boards with black lettering to the spine.

$31.83

Weapons of WWII
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Weapons of WWII

By Ludeke, Alexander

UK: Parragon Book Service Ltd, 2008. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 9.25" x 11.5. h/b 320 pages, condition is Very Good. This book describes the weapons and vehicles of all the countries that fought in World War II in a clear and comprehensive manner. it offers an excellent overview of the diverse weaponry used by both the Axis Powers and the Allies. The weapons described here range from the pistol to the 75t battle tank and from single-engined fighter planes to the largest, heaviest battleships ever to have sailed the seas. This book examines every major area of military technology from infantry arms to submarines and includes a chapter on special weapons. Everything you might want to know about the development and deployment of each type of weapon can be found here along with the relevant technical specifications. Furthermore, these historically and technically precise profiles are brought ot life by over 500 photographs and technical drawings. Thanks to the clear structure, informative text and wealth of facts, this book is a treasure trove for anyone interested in history or military history wishing to learn moore about how developments in weapons technology influenced the course of World War II. This is a heavy item and extra postage may be required.

$19.10

Suicide Squads: Axis and Allied Special Attack Weapons of World War II Their Development and Their Missions
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Suicide Squads: Axis and Allied Special Attack Weapons of World War II Their Development and Their Missions

By O'Neill, Richard

Salamander Books, 1981. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. h/b 296 pages, condition is very good. Midget submarines, explosive motorboats, Kamikaze aircraft, manned torpedoes, human bombs and demolition frogmen. For the first time in a single volume, the weapons and missions of the "Special Attack" units of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Army are described together with those of the Royal Navy, Royal Italian Navy, Kriegsmarine and luftwaffe.

$9.55

The Battle of the Narrow Seas - A History of the Light Coastal Forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945
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The Battle of the Narrow Seas - A History of the Light Coastal Forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945

By Lieutenant-Commander Peter Scott

London, UK: Country Life Limited, 1000. Hardcover. Very Good/Poor. h/b 228 pages, condition is very good, the DJ is poor with several large tears.

$38.20

Hitler's Spies: German Military Intelligence In World War II
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Hitler's Spies: German Military Intelligence In World War II

By KAHN, DAVID

UK: Da Capo Press, 2000. Paperback. Very Good. 6 x 1.6 x 9 inches. A German patrol wiggles through Russian lines to return with details of Soviet defenses. An expert Luftwaffe interrogator teases secret information from downed Allied airmen. Two spies steal ashore in Maine and make their way into New York City. Filled with episodes of intrigue and adventure, Hitler's Spies reveals the workings of German intelligence-the famed Abwehr, the dreaded SD, the codebreakers, the spies, and the intelligence gatherers of the Foreign Office-and explains its failure to best the Allies. Draws on original documents and extensive interviews. Editorial Reviews Review "A serious book, clearly: handcrafted, meant to last." -- New York Times Book Review

$22.28

Sub: Life on Board with the Hidden Heroes of Britain's Deadliest Force
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Sub: Life on Board with the Hidden Heroes of Britain's Deadliest Force

By Danziger, Danny

UK: Sphere, 2011. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 6.1 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches. At any given time, any number of the Royal Navy's 15 nuclear submarines lurk undetected in the world's oceans. Totally self-sufficient for months at a time, they lie in readiness to be deployed to listen, intercept, or attack wherever they may be needed. And should the UK be devastated by a nuclear strike, they might just be the last military force standing. Award-winning journalist Danny Danziger has been allowed unprecedented access to one of the attack class submarines of the 'silent service', joining the crew on operations for weeks on end, living among them and hearing their stories. Unrestricted and uncompromising, it paints a vivid picture of this enigmatic branch of our armed forces. In an increasingly unstable world, these are the people who are in the best position to keep us safe. It is time for the silent service to be heard. Editorial Reviews Review a fascinating read, not just the technical information about the boat, but the very human stories of those inside it Daily Mail

$9.55

World War One: A Chronological Narrative
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World War One: A Chronological Narrative

By Warner, Philip

UK: Caxton Editions, 2000. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 23.4 x 15.6 x 3.2 cm. h/b 256 pages, condition is very good. From the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, to the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, follow the action of World War I. Look at the background causes that led to war, and get a detailed portrait of the battles and the morale of the soldiers and civilians throughout the war. See the special role played by women, and how the war affected their position in society. A discussion of the literature of the war is also included, as is an analysis of whether or not the conflict was inevitable.

$9.55

The Other Side of Time: A Combat Surgeon in World War II

By Phibbs, Brendan

UK: Robert Hale Ltd, 1989. Hardcover. Very Good. 21.8 x 14.5 x 3.3 cm. h/b 341 pages, condition is very good, the book is protected in a plastic cover, which has been secured by masking tape. A combat surgeon in World War II.

$9.55

Anzac: The Story of the Anzac Soldier
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Anzac: The Story of the Anzac Soldier

By Vader, John

United Kingdom: New English Library, 1971. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. h/b 127 pages, condition is very good, the pages are slightly tanned. This is the story of Australian and New Zealand soldiers - the Anzacs - beginning with the mounted bush men who rode against the Boers, through all the wars, including Vietnam, where draftees ride to patrol areas in armoured carriers and helicopters. From numerous volumes of their official histories, the author has chosen battles and campaigns to illustrate the adaptability of the Anzacs - and has described their backgrounds, their character and their courage.

$9.55

The Hashemite Arab Army 1908-1979: An Appreciation and Analysis of Military Operations
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The Hashemite Arab Army 1908-1979: An Appreciation and Analysis of Military Operations

By Brigadier Syed Ali El-Edroos

Amman, Jordan: The Publishing Committee, 1980. 1st Edition . Hardcover. As New/Very Good. 7.5" x 10.5. H/B 788 pages, condition is As New, faint dots to front DJ.

$254.66

British Warships Since 1945:  Part 1
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British Warships Since 1945: Part 1

By Critchley, Mike

UK: Maritime Books, 1980. Paperback. Good. 6" x 8.25. p/b 104 pages, condition is good, some edge wear. Comprehensive review of Major Warships since 1945.

$6.37

British Warships Since 1945, Part 2: Submarines and Depot Ships Pt. 2
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British Warships Since 1945, Part 2: Submarines and Depot Ships Pt. 2

By Critchley, Mike

UK: Maritime Books, 1981. Soft cover. Good. 6" x 8.25. p/b 102 pages, condition is good, minor edge wear.

$6.37

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