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A well illustrated new history of the legendary Gurkha fighting man from Nepal on India's far northern border, from the Nepal war of 1814 thru his service in the British & Indian armies thru all wars and campaigns to present. ----------------------------------------New York, 1998 , Overlook, US reprint edition, 8 1/2 x 11, glossy page stock, , 178 pp, many illus & maps, appendices incl all title changes for every battalion, illustrations of regtl badges, battle honours, bibliog & index.

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Staplehurst, 1997, Spellmount, first UK edition, hard bound in dust jacket, G/VG CONDITION, x 11 1/2, 178 pages, many illus & maps, appendices, bibliog, index------.A well illustrated new history of the legendary Gurkha fighting man from Nepal on India's far northern border, from the Nepal war of 1814 thru his service in the British & Indian armies thru all wars an campaigns to present.

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Vanderbilt, Nashville, 1967. US first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, VG/VG- CONDITION ( very light dj edge wear and dj spine lightly sunned & price clipped), xiii, 359 pages, frontispiece, maps, notes, bibliog., index. -------------------------------------------In 1861 Earl Van Dorn entered the Confederate Army, heralded as one of its most promising young officers. Few men of his age had more military experience and prestige. A -West Point graduate, Van Dorn distinguished himself in the Mexican War under Generals Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott, and had fought the Indians in Texas as a member of the famous Second Cavalry. His early service in the Civil War further embellished his record. In late 1861 he was transferred to the critical Virginia theater of operations, where Jefferson Davis, his personal friend and commander-in-chief, expected great things of him. -----------------------------------------------------Van Dorn failed on both occasions when he was given ... Read more

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VANGEL GRIFFIN

Lobsenz, Herbert

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New York, 1961, Harper, 1st US edition hard bound with dust jacket, VG/Good ( dj has numerous chips and wear on extremities. ) Winner of the 1961 Harper Prize for Fiction. Chronicles American youth who at 29 leaves his comfortable life and goes to Spain and becomes involved with 2 Spaniards & Falangist politics. 371 pp.

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Alan Sutton,( Budding Books), Stroud UK., 1995. Hard Cover with dj, 7 x 10, FINE/FINE CONDITION, viii, 212 pages, prof. illustrated. -------------------------------The Battle of the Somme, which lasted from 1 July to 18 November 1916, is remembered as one of the most horrific and tragic battles of the First World War. On the first day alone nearly nineteen thousand British troops were killed – the greatest one-day loss in the history of the British Army. By November the death toll from the armies of Britain, France and Germany had risen to over a million. This book tells the stories of the fifty-one soldiers from the Commonwealth and Empire armies whose bravery on the battlefield was rewarded by the Victoria Cross, the highest military honour – men like Private Billy McFadzean, who was blown up by two grenades which he smothered in order to save the lives of his comrades, and Private `Todger' Jones, who single-handedly rounded up 102 German soldiers. Not only do we learn of th ... Read more

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Phoenix Mill 1997, Sutton, ( Budding Books ) UK reprint edition, hard bound in dust jacket, Fine/Fine condition, 7 x 10, prof. illus, bibliog, index. -------------------------------------------------Accounts of every award of the Victoria Cross during 1914, the first year of the Great War. With the assassination in Sarajevo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914, the tinder-dry tensions that had smouldered throughout Europe for many decades finally burst into flames. The first gunshots of war that rang out five weeks later heralded the dawn of a cataclysmic conflict that would ultimately claim millions of lives and lay waste vast tracts of land across Europe. During the opening four months of the war no fewer than forty-six soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. In a series of fascinating biographical portraits Gerald Gliddon here examines the dramatic events surrounding each individual action that led to the awa ... Read more

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Phoenix Mill, 1998 , Sutton, UK first edition, FINE/FINE CONDITION, hard bound in dust jacket, 7 x 10 , 280 pages , profusely illustrated , bibliog , index. ----------------------------------------------Of all the costly campaigns fought across the Western Front during the First World War, none strikes a more chilling chord than Passchendaele. Even now, more than eighty years on, the very mention of the name is enough to conjure up apocalyptic images of desolation and misery on a quite bewildering scale - humanity drowning in a sea of mud. Passchendaele has come to serve as a symbol of the folly and futility of a war chiefly remembered for its carnage and profligate waste of human lives. It also stands as testament to the endurance and extraordinary courage displayed by men of all ranks and all nationalities. During the three and a half month long struggle, which claimed the lives of more than 60,000 British and Commonwealth servicemen, sixty-one men were adjudged to have performed deeds wort ... Read more

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4th in the Roma Sub Rosa series ----New York, 1995, St Martin's, US first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 308 PAGES. AUTOGRAPHED EDITION - signed in ink of a customer book plate on front free end paper. -----------------------------------------------------------------------On a chill January evening in 56 B.C. , two strange visitors to Rome-an Egyptian ambassador and a eunuch priest-seek out Gordianus the Finder whose specialty is solving murders. But the ambassador, a philosopher named Dio, has come to ask for something Gordianus cannot give-help in staying alive. Before the night is out, he will be murdered. Now Gordianus begins his most dangerous case. Hired to investigate Dio's death by a beautiful woman with a scandalous reputation, he will follow a trail of political intrigue into the highest circles of power and the city's most hidden arenas of debauchery. There Gordianus will learn nothing is as it seems-not the damning evidence he ... Read more

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London 1977, Hamish Hamilton, first UK edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, FINE/VG CONDITION ( dj is price clipped & light wear on rear dj cover ), 271 pages, end paper maps, illustrations, bibliog, index. ----------------------------------------------Operational Intelligence Centre ( O.I.C. ), 1939-1945, was the nerve centre of the Admiralty. Profiting from the experience of the famous, Room 40 OB of First World War fame, it was designed to collect, co-ordinate, analyse and disseminate information from every possible source which could throw light on the intentions and movements of German maritime forces, naval, air and mercantile. Working in close co-operation with the Government Code and Cipher School at Bletchley Park, O.I.C. laboured indefatigably, despite early disappointments and frustrations, to supply the Navy and R.A.F. with the intelligence that would enable them to defeat Raeder's and Donitz's forces. Without O.I.C. and Bletchley Park it is no exaggeration to say that Ge ... Read more

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THE VICEROYS OF INDIA

Bence-Jones, Mark

St Martins Pr, New York, 1982. first US edition, hard bound in dust jacket, FINE/FINE CONDITION, xviii, 343 pages, prof. illustrated, notes, bibliog., index. ----------------------------- In 1858, as a result of the Mutiny, the sovereignty of India passed from the East India Company to the British Crown; and the then Governor-General, Lord Canning, was given the more romantic title of Viceroy. This is a book about the Viceroys from 'Clemency' Canning to Mountbatten; about the men who held an office which, in its combination of responsibility and splendour, is without parallel in modern history. They include figures as diverse as the craggy John Lawrence and the charming and urbane Dufferin; the dynamic Mayo and the wayward Lytton; the humble, high-minded Ripon and the brilliant overbearing Curzon; the patrician Lansdowne and the self-made lawyer Reading. All are vividly portrayed against the background of their times in India; much use being made of contemporary letters — many of the ... Read more

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London, 1976, Batsford, first UK edition, hard bound in dust jacket (price clipped), 7x10, VG/VG condition, 144 pages, 172 illustrations. The earliest pictures in this book are of sailors who had fought at Trafalgar. Included in the latest are men who were to take part in World War I. The period covered by these old photographs in fact witnessed greater and more widespread naval changes than any before or since. It is this fact which makes the pictures so valuable historically, as a graphic source, apart altogether from their obvious pictorial attractiveness. Life at Sea, Work at Sea, Training, Campaigns, The Royal Marines, Leisure, Personalities, and Uniforms are some of the themes into which the material has been divided.In an expert Introduction, Dr A. P. McGowan, Deputy Keeper of the National Maritime Museum, summarises the technological and social changes in the Royal Navy during these years. The pictures themselves and the commentaries on them have been contributed by John Fabb,

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Norwalk 1962, Burndy Library, US 1st ed, paper wraps, 8 1/2 x ll, Fine cond. 58 pp. Burndy Library publication # 19. This is a detailed account of the first circumnavigation of the globe by Ferdinand Magellan in the early 1500's, and how that exact route was followed 4 1/2 centuries later by the U.S. Navy's Atomic Sub, the USS TRITON.

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London 1979, Michael Joseph, 2nd impression of English First edition of 1978, 6x9, Fine/Fine condition, 256 pages, numerous illus., bibliog, index. What sort of man wins the Victoria Cross? In The Victoria Cross at Sea, a new biographical study of 124 winners from the Royal and Dominion Navies, the Fleet Air Arm, Royal Marines and Coastal Command, John Winton shows that the answer is : almost anybody. The only common factors the winners shared were extreme gallantry and. devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy. Naval VCs have been won in places as far apart in time and distance as the Baltic in 1854 and Japan in 1945, in trenches from the Crimea to the Western Front, in harbours from Dar es Salaam to Zeebrugge, from the Barents to the Java Sea, from New Zealand to the North Atlantic, and from China to the Channel. They have been won in battleships and trawlers, in submarines and in aircraft, on horseback and in hand-to-hand fighting. Age and rank meant nothing. Boy Cornwell was ... Read more

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THE VICTORIA CROSS 1856-1920.

CREAGH, SIR O'MOORE & HUMPHRIS, E. M

J. B. Hayward & Son, Polstead, UK first edition thus, 1985. xv + 336 pages., 772 photos. HARD BOUND IN DUST JACKET, 8 1/2 X 12, GLOSSY PAGE STOCK, FINE/FINE CONDITION, -----------------------------------------------------------------------Originally published in 1920 as Volume 1 The V.C. and D.S.O series, . this book provides a complete record of the recipients of the Victoria Cross from its institution in 1856, to the 29th October, 1920 with descriptions of the deeds and services for which the award was given and with many biographical and other details. Compiled from official publications and despatches, letters from Commanding Officers and other contemporary accounts, and from information from private sources

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Toronto, 1989 paper r/p of 1956 ed, 6x9, 396 pp, 9 maps,. ----------------------------------------------This work is a detailed military account of the British / Maori wars in New Zealand 185 to 1872, plus an analysis of the attitudes of British Victorians toward this war. It covers the Northern War, the Taranaki War, the Waikato War, the rebellions of Titokowaru and Te Kooti 1864-68, and the last small campaigns. extensive notes, bibliog & index.

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London 1992, Cassell, first UK edition, hard bound in dust jacket, Fine/Fine condition, , 8 1/2 x 11, 160 pp, over 100 illus & maps. A comprehensive review of all colonial campaigns in India. The rich and exotic sub-continent of India - the jewel in Britain's Imperial Crown - fascinated Victorian England. A handful of the nineteenth century's greatest adventurers made their names and fortunes there, while many thousands at home avidly read the first-hand accounts reproduced in the pages of this book, describing the battles and gruelling campaigns which secured Britain's busy but relatively short tenure of the continent. From the conquest of Sind in 1843, when Sir Charles Napier defeated the Baluchi army and annexed the kingdom, to the Indian Mutiny of 1857-58 that outraged world opinion, Donald Featherstone has constructed a revealing account of the British Empire's most complex and fascinating period. The text is illustrated with 100 engravings, taken from maga ... Read more

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2008, Aberjona press, first edition, paper covers, 6x9, VG condition, 38 & 373 pages, 88 photos, , 22 maps, notes, appendices, bibliog. index. ---------------------------------------------- As the Allies arrived at the frontiers of Germany itself in the last autumn of WWII, the Germans responded with a variety of initiatives designed to regain the strategic initiative. While the "Wonder Weapons" such as the V-2 missile are widely recognized, the Volks-Grenadier divisions (VGDs) are practically unknown. Often confused with the "Volkssturm," the Home Guard militia, VGDs have suffered the undeserved reputation as second-rate formations, filled with young boys and old men suited to serve only as cannon fodder. This ground-breaking book shows that VGDs were actually conceived as a new, elite corps loyal to the National Socialist Party and equipped with the finest weapons available. Come follow along with the soldiers of the 272nd VGD's Füsilier Company from their ... Read more

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Franklin Watts, New York, NY, 1987, US first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, VG/VG CONDITION ( very light dj edge wear ), v, 376 pages, illus, maps, index. ------------------------------------------In 1918, at the end of the First World War, Germany lay defeated, ruined, and torn by internal revolt. In time, however, there arose a new Germany, a nation whose remarkable economic recovery and refusal to accept the shameful terms of the Versailles Treaty paved the way for Hitler and, under his direction, the rebirth of forbidden armed forces, and the building of new and powerful weapons. The rest of the world ignored the warning signs until almost too late, and was to pay a heavy price when war came in 1939. Raised and trained in secret, the Luftwaffe played a decisive part in the coming of that war. ------------------------------------Concealed within the static strategy of the Great War had lain the seeds of a new and powerful weapon - ... Read more

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VICTORY 1918.

Palmer, Alan

Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 2000. Hardcover w/dj, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, Fine/Fine condition, First Edition., 368 pages, illus., maps, bibliog., index. ---------------------------The veteran British historian and biographer summarizes the causes, battles, and results of WWI. Palmer begins by declaring that this war ``determined the political and social character of the twentieth century'' and, like any other war, ``must never be romanticized. His chronicle is far from romantic. With plodding sobriety, Palmer takes readers from country to country, battle to battle, strategy session to surrender, always displaying his firm grasp of the facts, and just the facts, of relevant geography, culture, and character. Determined not to mythologize, he mentions only in passing such notables as Sergeant York (a corporal at the time), and manages to make the exploits of T. E. Lawrence (``Lawrence of Arabia'') rather ordinary. Only occasionally do details sparkle: In 1917 an Ottoman leader defending Jeru ... Read more

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London 1985, Buchan & Enright, first UK edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, VG/VG CONDITION ( dj is price clipped & small corner edge bump ), v, 376 pages, illus, maps, index. In 1918, at the end of the First World War, Germany lay defeated, ruined, and torn by internal revolt. In time, however, there arose a new Germany, a nation whose remarkable economic recovery and refusal to accept the shameful terms of the Versailles Treaty paved the way for Hitler and, under his direction, the rebirth of forbidden armed forces, and the building of new and powerful weapons. The rest of the world ignored the warning signs until almost too late, and was to pay a heavy price when war came in 1939. Raised and trained in secret, the Luftwaffe played a decisive part in the coming of that war. Concealed within the static strategy of the Great War had lain the seeds of a new and powerful weapon - air power. Few could have guessed that the frail biplanes of ... Read more

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