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H.M. DESTROYERS

Kemp, Lt. Cdr. P. K., RN

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Herbert Jenkins London, 1956. UK first edition, hard bound in blue cloth ( missing dj ), 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, VG - condition ( slight lower corner bump & trace of old label frt paste down), 184 pages, well illustrated, index. ----------------------In H M Destroyers the author tells a great and inspiring story. Some of the actions described have become classics of sea warfare, others stand out as epics of courage and self sacrifice. Destroyer tradition has been built up on a blend of speed, skill and daring in attack and dogged endurance in defence, it is a tradition that is manifest in every page of this fine authoritative record. -------------------The Chapters include The Fisher Era, Early Destroyer Tactics, First Actions in the War, The German Raids, Jutland, The Dover Patrol, First War convoy, Destroyers between the Wars, The Atlantic Battle, Operations off Norway, The Great Evacuation, War in the Mediterranean, Malta Convoys, North Russia and the Atlantic, The Eastern War, Today and T ... Read more

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Hollis & Carter, 1946. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG ( LIGHT COVER WEAR) No Dust jacket. 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, 180 pages. Blue cloth boards, ILLUSTRATED. scarce ! ------------------------HMS Rodney (pennant number 29) was one of two Nelson-class battleships built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1920s. She was named after Admiral Lord Rodney. The Nelsons were unique in British battleship construction, being the only ships to carry a main armament of 16 inch (406 mm) guns, and the only ones to carry all the main armament forward of the superstructure (as her superstructure was located aft of midships like RN fleet oilers, whose names carried the '-ol' suffix, she was unofficially referred to as "Rodnol"). Commissioned in 1927, Rodney served extensively in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean during World War II. -----------------She played a major role in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941. During and after the Torch and the Normandy landings, Rodney part ... Read more

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H.M. U- BOAT

Drummond, John

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London 1956, W H Allen, UK 1st edition, lacks dj, 6x9, red cloth binding VG condition, 228 pages, illustrations. ----------------------------- Story of the capture of the German U Boat U-570 and her use in the Royal Navy as HMS GRAPH during WW 2. HMS Graph (pennant number P715) was a Type VIIC U-boat. Originally the U-570 of the German Kriegsmarine, she was captured and commissioned into the Royal Navy during World War II. She was the only German U-boat to be taken into Allied service and to see active service with both sides during the war.

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HADRIAN'S WALL IN THE DAYS OF THE ROMANS

Embleton, Ronald & Frank Graham

Newxcastle upon Tyne, 1990, Frank Graham, 2nd printing, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, glossy page stock, hard bound in dust jacket, Fine/Fine condition, 320 pages, massively illustrated in B&W and color plates, maps and drawings. With well over 400 illustrations, 71 of them in colour, this book describes what the Roman Wall was like when in use. It tells us about the soldiers who built and garrisoned it and the civilians who lived in the towns and villages scattered along its length. Never before has such a grand attempt been made to show in vivid colourful detail the life of Roman Britain. Every building to be found inside the Roman forts and camps has been carefully reconstructed. The drawings by Ronald Embleton have already attracted world-wide notice and are acknowledged to be among the best reconstructions of Roman life both from an artistic and historical viewpoint.

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HALFHYDE'S ISLAND

McCutchan, Philip

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St. Martin's, New York, 1975. first US edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 5 1/2 x 8, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 184 pages. # 2 in the Halfhyde series. ................................. A report is received at the British Admiralty that a geological freak, the result of natural forces operating at the bed of the ocean deeps, has produced an island in the Pacific, south of Japan's Parece Vela Island. The reports indicate a sizeable island that could prove suitable for use as an extended naval base: and the old heavy cruiser Viceroy is despatched with Lieutenant St. Vincent Halfhyde as second-in-command under Captain Henry Bassinghorn, to conduct a full survey and plant the British Flag. ........................................................ Upon arrival at Hong Kong, Halfhyde is informed by the Commodore that his old adversary, Admiral Prince Gorsinski, commanding a squadron of modern cruisers, has sailed from Vladivostock with the likely intention of taking the island in the name ... Read more

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HALFHYDE FOR THE QUEEN

McCutchan, Philip

New York , St. Martin's Press 1978., US first edition, hard bound in dj, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 178 pages. ------------------------------------A commanding officer of one of Queen Victoria's warships faced a fifty per cent chance of being wrong every time he made a decision. Lieutenant St. Vincent Halfhyde faced such a dilemma, as he finds the future not only of Great Britain but of the entire British Empire is in his hands. He is the only man who dares to take to England news of a plot to assassinate Queen Victoria, the one man who is willing to act according to his convictions. In doing so, Half hyde not only disobeys his belligerent superior officer, Captain Watkiss, but is also taking a stand against the British Government itself in its endeavors to preserve diplomatic niceties. Halfhyde's desperate attempts to save his sovereign's life take him from the seedy, treacherous backstreets of Torremolinos by way of the high seas to the more familiar, yet equally dangerous, Sco ... Read more

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Ian Allan, London, 1989. first UK edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 168 pages, illustrations, appendices incl. Roll of Honour for # 8 Group, RAF, index. ............................................. Hamish is the story of Gp Capt T. G. Mahaddie as told by himself — Halton apprentice, bomber pilot, staff officer, station commander, technical adviser to the British film industry, and raconteur par excellence. In a lively narrative liberally laced with anecdotes, Hamish reflects on his formative years in Edinburgh during the Great War, and the part he played in the 'Trenchard Experiment' at Halton in the late 1920s. We follow him to the outposts of the Empire during the 1930s with his posting to Egypt and Iraq, where he gained his wings. On his return to the UK in 1937 he found a very different Air Force from the one he had known several years before. Not only had the people changed but so had the circumstances. It was now an Air Force frantica ... Read more

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HANDBOOK OF THE AMERICAN ARMY 1914

Intelligence Branch, British War Office

2004 Battery Press/AOW limited edition reprint, hard bound with decorated cover, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 280 pages, 23 uniform and plates in B&W. Only 200 copies have been printed. This is a combined volume for historians, collectors and reenactors. The first part is based on the British War Office Intelligence Branch reference volume Handbook of the Military Forces of the United States 1914. Originally printed as a restricted document in 1914 to provide details on the American military, it includes information on peace and war organizations prior to America's entry into WW 1. It chronicles the American Army that served in the Mexican Punitive Expedition under Pershing , which invaded Mexico in pursuit of Pancho Villa. It covers conditions of service in the Regular Army, plus details on the American General Staff, Cavalry, Artillery, Engineers, Infantry, and Signal Corps units. American tactics are covered as well as the military education system. The second part of the combined volume is Description ... Read more

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Sheffield 1911, privately published, 7 x 10, good cond ( heavy wear to extremities, top edge of spine torn and worn hinges weak, original blue cloth with gilt decorations. ) Scarce reference work, worth a rebind. 811 pp, numerous portraits of Officers, and of Orders & medals. Hundreds of officers and other ranks who have rec'd medals and decorations are listed, along with descriptions of British campaign medals & awards from the earliest through the 1908 Indian General Service. Also Regimental medals, Life Saving and more, & foreign awards. Biographies of over 500 men with the medals they were awarded.

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HANDBOOK OF THE BELGIAN ARMY, 1914

British War Office - Intelligence Department

MILITARY REFERENCE SERIES # 17 A reprint of two British War Office manuals m( 1906 and 1914 update, ) that detail the Belgian Army on the Western Front at the outbreak of WW I. It provides details on the organization of the army, and equipment of the Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Engineers & others. Uniform details, personal equipment, drill & tactical doctrine and an order of battle as of 1914. 1998 BATTERY PRESS Limited edition reprint, , 6 x 9, 170 pages. new copy, hard bound with gilt decorated cover.

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St Louis, 1953 edition, paper covers, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, VG condition, 272 pages, prof illustrated in B&W and a few in color. The collections include Pre-Classical, Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Post-Renaissance, Modern, American, Near East, Chinese, and Japanese Art; Arms and Armor; Textiles; Prints; and Oriental Rugs.

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HANDBOOK OF THE ITALIAN ARMY 1913

British Army Intelligence

A reprint of a very rare reference work originally published by the British War Office Intelligence branch in 1913. It is a comprehensive eveluation of the Italian Army at the end of its Colonial period, just after the war with Turkey and the conquest of Libya., and on the eve of the Great War. There are extensive chapters ON THE ORGANIZATION OF THE ARMY, ALL BRANCHES INCL. INFANTRY, CAVALRY, ARTILLERY, ENGINEERS, CARIBINIERI, ALPINI, BERSAGLIERI, plus a chapter on the Colonial forces in Libya, Eritrea, & Italian Somaliland., plus a chapter on tactics. 1995 Battery Press, limited edition reprint, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 222 pages, map of army distribution, in back pocket. new copy , hard bound with gilt decorated covers.

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Originally issued by the British War Office General Staff in June 1918, this superb reference work covers the German Army as it appeared at the time of its Spring offensive in 1918. Covers recruiting, officers & men, mobilization & expansion of the army, command & staffs, infantry, MG, cavalry, artillery supply, engineer, medical, landstrurm & the Air Service. We have added the rare identification manual -" THE NEW GERMAN FIELD SERVICE UNIFORM" WHICH WAS ISSUED IN 1916. 1996 Battery Press limited edition reprint , 6 1/4 x 8 1/4, 197 pages , numerous plates, chart & maps in pocket at back. new copy, hard bound in gilt decorated covers.

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Originally issued by the British War Office General Staff in June 1918, this superb reference work covers the German Army as it appeared at the time of its Spring offensive in 1918. Covers recruiting, officers & men, mobilization & expansion of the army, command & staffs, infantry, MG, cavalry, artillery supply, engineer, medical, landstrurm & the Air Service. We have added the rare identification manual -" THE NEW GERMAN FIELD SERVICE UNIFORM" WHICH WAS ISSUED IN 1916. 1996 Battery Press limited edition reprint , 6 1/4 x 8 1/4, 197 pages , numerous plates, chart & maps in pocket at back. Like new copy, hard bound in gilt decorated covers. ( slight wear on 1 lower corner )

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HANDBOOK OF THE GERMAN ARMY 1940

British War Office, General Staf

MILITARY REFERENCE SERIES # 13 This was printed by the British War Office in Dec. 1940, and presents up to date information on the German Army. There are chapters on organisation & strength of all types of formations, incl Infantry, Waffen-SS,. Parachute, Panzer and more. There are details on small arms, close support & anti-tank weapons, all types of artillery, and armoured units, engineer & engineer equipment, signal services, chemical warfare & smoke, administrative services, Police, Gendarmerie, semi-military forces & labour force, uniforms, badges, Air Force, Parachute & Air Landing units. Plus a section on tactics. Many appendices. 1996 Battery press limited edition reprint of 1940 edition , new copy, hard bound with gilt decorated cover, 6 x 9, 393 pages, loose folding sheets in fron & rear pockets. Many B&W illus & drawings.

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Originally issued by the British Air Ministry in October of 1918, it is a detailed study of both German Army & Naval aviation services in the Great War. It presents all known information on the general organization & training of every type of air unit, types of units, ballon corps, policy, general tactics, detailed tactics by type of plane, types of communication equipment. The Naval Air Service is detailed in the same manner plus a section with technical details of aircraft with 3-view photos and 4-6 silhouettes of the aircraft at various angles, along with a full technical list of German aviation abbreviations. 1995 limited edition reprint of 1918 edition, 7 x 10, 140 pages, illustrations. new copy, hard bound with gilt decorated covers.

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THE HANDBOOK OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY, 1940

British War Office, General Staff

MILITARY REFERENCE SERIES # 16 This is a compilation from three separate very rare handbooks on the Russian Army. The first section is ' NOTES ON THE RED ARMY 1940 ', covers the history of the Red Army since WW 1, then chapters on Russian military geography, manpower, organization & strength of various Russian formations, administration, commands & staff, plus detailed reviews of each type of formation ( Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Engineer, Chemical, Signal, and Police/Internal Security ). There is also a chapter on uniforms, badges of rank and orders & decorations. The 2nd & 3rd sections are updates necessitated by the German invasion of 1941, NEW NOTES ON THE RED ARMY, TACTICS & ORGANIZATION, and NEW NOTES ON THE RED ARMY, UNIFORMS & INSIGNIA. This covers the Red Army for the early Russo-Finnish War of 1939-40, the seizure of the Baltic States in 1940 and the first two years of the Russo-German War, 1998, limited edition reprint, 6 x 9, 440 pages plus B&W plates of equipment, uniform ... Read more

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HANDBOOK OF THE TURKISH ARMY - 1916

Lawrence, T.E. and Graves, Phillip

MILITARY REFERENCE SERIES # 11 , This ultra-rare handbook, the 8th Provisional edition, was originally prepared in Cairo by T.E.Lawrence ( later Lawrence of Arabia, and Philip Graves, Robert's brother. It presents a detailed study of the organisation, weapons, equipment and units of the Turkish Army. It includes a very detailed ORDER OF BATTLE for Feb.1916. --------------1996 Battery press limited edition reprint of 1916 edition , 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 235 pages and l4 plates. new copy, hard bound in gilt decorated cover.

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HANNIBAL - The Novel

Leckie, Ross

London 1996 , Abacus paper edition, reprint of 1995 edition, 5 x 7 1/2, VG condition,. 245 pages, end paper maps. ............................................................................By the late third century B.C., the age-old conflict between the two great powers of the Mediterranean has come to a head. The power of Rome is waxing, and Carthage is still reeling from her defeat in the first Punic War. Born into one of the great Carthaginian families, as a boy Hannibal learns that life is cruel, that mercy is a weakness, and that Rome must be destroyed. Only eighteen when his father is killed, he assumes command of the Carthaginian army. Driven by hate, he hones his troops into the leanest and finest of forces and sets out to break the Roman yoke. ...................................................................................Always defying the impossible, Hannibal seems invincible. He leads his army of mercenaries and elephants over the Alps in the middle of winter, inv ... Read more

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HANNIBAL

BradFord, Ernle

New York, 1991, Dorset, reprint of 1981 edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 223 pages, maps, bibliog, index ---------------------------------------------------- From Hannibal: "Hannibal had long known what his fate would be if the Romans ever laid hands upon him. He had taken an army right through Spain and into what is now France, crossed the Rhine, traversed the Alps at a time of year when no one believed it possible, and invaded Italy. For fifteen years he had used Italy as his battlefield and his home, destroying Roman armies with almost contemptuous ease. Hearing now from his servants that his house was surrounded by soldiers, he is said to have remarked "it is now time to end the anxiety of the Romans. Clearly they are no longer able to wait for the death of an old man who has caused them so much concern!" Even to this day Hannibal stands as one of the greatest generals in the history of warfare. For centuries after his death Roman mothe ... Read more

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