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The Guns Of Normandy

By Blackburn, George G




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The Guns of Normandy: A Soldier's Eye View, France 1944

Blackburn, George G.

Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1995, hardcover, xxiii-511 pp, First Edition, First Printing by numberline, Very Good in Fine dustjacket, Signed by the Author with no personal inscription on the title page. Clean and firmly bound, slight spine lean, former owner's address label to front endpaper. Dustjacket unclipped bearing original price, slight rubs, slight corner bumps, in new Brodart sleeve. Illustrated with 16 pages of black-&-white plates and three maps. Appended: One of Four Allied Armies in Normandy, Record Rates of Shell Consumption, A Comparison of Tanks and Their Performance, Index. Mapped endpapers

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Price: $196.00


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The Guns of Normandy: A Soldier's Eye View, France 1944

Blackburn, George G

Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1995, hardcover, xxiii-511 pp, First Edition, First Printing by numberline, Very Good in Very Good dustjacket. Association copy, signed and inscribed by the author to Ruth Saunders daughter of General William 'Buck' Saunders who appears in the book, also signed and inscribed by General Saunders to his daughter. Straight, tight and clean with no markings, small patch of white-out on inscription page, small stain to top edge of textblock, slight spine end bumps. Dustjacket unclipped with original price, slight spine end bumps, light wrinkle to laminate on front panel, in new Brodart sleeve. Illustrated with 16 pages of black-&-white plates and three maps. Appended: One of Four Allied Armies in Normandy, Record Rates of Shell Consumption, A Comparison of Tanks and Their Performance, Index. Mapped endpapers

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Price: $105.00


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THE GUNS OF NORMANDY - A Soldier's Eye View, France 1944

Blackburn, George G

Toronto 1995, McClelland & Stewart, Canadian first edition. hard bound in dust jacket, Fine/Fine condition,(very minor dj edge wear bottom of spine) 6x9, xxiii, 511 pages, a few illustrations, appendices, end paper maps, index. ----------------------------------------------------------- In the weeks after D-Day, the level of artillery action in Normandy was unprecedented. In what was a relatively small area, both sides bombarded each other relentlessly for three months, each trying to overwhelm the other by sheer fire power. The Guns of Normandy puts the reader in the front lines of this horrific battle. In the most graphic and authentic detail, it brings to life every aspect of a soldier's existence, from the mortal terror of impending destruction, to the unending fatigue, to the giddy exhilaration at finding oneself still, inexplicably, alive. The story of this crucial battle opens in England, as the 4th Field Regiment receives news that something big is happening in France and that after long years of training they are finally going into action. The troop ships set out from besieged London and arrive at the D-Day beaches in the appalling aftermath of the landing. -------------------------------------------------------------------------What follows is the most harrowing and realistic account of what it is like to be in action, as the very lead man in the attack: an artillery observer calling in fire on enemy positions. The story unfolds in the present tense, giving the uncomfortably real sense that "You are here." The conditions under which the troops had to exist were horrific. There was near-constant terror of being hit by incoming shells; prolonged lack of sleep; boredom; weakness from dysentery; sudden and gruesome deaths of close friends; and severe physical privation and mental anguish. And in the face of all this, men were called upon to perform heroic acts of bravery, and they did. Blackburn provides genuine insight to the nature of military service for the average Canadian soldier in the Second World War something that is all too often lacking in the accounts of armchair historians and television journalists. The result is a classic account of war at the sharp end.

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The Guns of Normandy; A Soldier's Eye View, France 1944

Blackburn, George G. (Memoirs of George G. Blackburn.)

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart [0-7710-1500-3] 1995, 2nd printing. (Hardcover) 511pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Map endpapers, photographs, maps, appendices, index. There is a small tapestain on the front endpaper. Memoirs of George G. Blackburn. Locale: Normandy. (Military--Canada, Artillery, Military--Canada, Normandy Campaign, Personal Narratives--World War 2, Royal Canadian Army, World War 2).

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The Guns of Normandy : A Soldiers Eye View, France 1944

George G. Blackburn

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. 100% guaranteed. 070919

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The Guns of Normandy: A Soldier's Eye View, France 1944

Blackburn, George G.

Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1995, hardcover, xxiii-511 pp, First Edition, First Printing by numberline, Near Fine condition, lacking dustjacket. Straight, tight and clean with no wear or markings. Illustrated with 16 pages of black-&-white plates and three maps. Appended: One of Four Allied Armies in Normandy, Record Rates of Shell Consumption, A Comparison of Tanks and Their Performance, Index. Mapped endpapers

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The Guns of Normandy : A Soldier's Eye View, France 1944

George G. Blackburn

McClelland & Stewart, 1995. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Guns of Normandy : A Soldier's Eye View, France 1944

George G. Blackburn

McClelland & Stewart, 1995. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Guns of Normandy: A Soldier's Eye View, France 1944

Blackburn, George G.

McClelland & Stewart Ltd, 1997. Trade Paperback. Good. Softcover. Sound & good copy, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear to wraps. May not be available for international shipment at usual rates due to weight/size.

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The Guns of Normandy : A Soldier's Eye View, France 1944

George Blackburn

McClelland & Stewart, 1997. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $4.32