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The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World
1 The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World
London Cassell 1911 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
A very good clean copy of this well-cared for book. Dark green ebossed boards with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. 406 pages. End papers have darkened although text block is very clean. Number 28 has been written on front end paper. Frontis of Creasy. Provides a critical analysis of events leading up to each battle, plus the battle's progress, with move and countermove, strategy and tactics adopted by each commander and how these plus the factors of courage and determination led to the eventual victory or defeat. 
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Hitler's Greatest Defeat : The Collapse of Army Group Centre, June 1944, Adair, Paul
2 Adair, Paul Hitler's Greatest Defeat : The Collapse of Army Group Centre, June 1944
Brockhampton Press 1998 1860198414 / 9781860198410 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Fine example of succinct analysis and accurate description as the author leads the reader through the build up to the campaign with studies of the German Army and its command structure and of the Soviet forces under Stalin. Some light tanning to page edges else a clean square hard in an unclipped d/w - 192 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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A Nation Collapses : The Italian Surrender of September 1943, Agarossi, Elena; Fergusson, Harvey, II (translator)
3 Agarossi, Elena; Fergusson, Harvey, II (translator) A Nation Collapses : The Italian Surrender of September 1943
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Cambridge University Press 2000 0521591996 / 9780521591997 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Clean, tight copy which appears unread. Inside front flap of jacket creased. Revises the traditional understanding of a critical moment in the history of World War II, the collapse of the Italian fascist regime and Italy's unconditional surrender in September 1943. Draws on massive, mostly previously unpublished documents - 187 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Price of Freedom, Allen, Charles F.
4 Allen, Charles F. Price of Freedom
Georgetown, IL, USA Faulstich Printing Co. 1987 First Edition Paper Back Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
An American's story of his time as a prisoner-of-war during World War 2 at the hands of the German army. A very good clean copy containing 114 pages. 
Price: 37.50 GBP
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The Second Book of Artemas, Anon
5 Anon The Second Book of Artemas
London W. Westall & Co 1918 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
A very good clean copy which has small loss to fore-edge of front endpaper. Endpapers have darkened. Green decorated cloth boards. Unpaginated. "Concerning men, and the things that men did do, at the time when there was war". 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Victory in Europe, Anon
6 Anon Victory in Europe
London Bounty Books 1995 0753711958 / 9780753711958 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to 
Clean, crisp copy in unclipped jacket. Produced to commemorate the 60th anniversary of VE Day. 112 pages. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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Last Post : The Final World from Our First World War Soldiers, Arthur, Max
7 Arthur, Max Last Post : The Final World from Our First World War Soldiers
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2005 0297846442 / 9780297846444 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo 
Interviews from the last twenty-one surviving British veterans of the Great War whose ages range now from 109-104, describing the changes that have occurred during their lifetimes. A clean, crisp copy in unclipped jacket. Appears unread. Illustrated with b.w. photographs. 272 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch 
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The True Glory - The Royal Navy : 1914-1939, Arthur, Max
8 Arthur, Max The True Glory - The Royal Navy : 1914-1939
London Hodder & Stoughton 1997 0340623012 / 9780340623015 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Based entirely on first-hand accounts with all the principal theatres of the War recalled. Provides a collection of remarkable stories from brave and unassuming individuals. Clean, bright copy with faint sunning to page edges. Unclipped d/w - 292 pages including index. Illustrated wtih b.w. photographs. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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Mustang : A Combat Marine, Averill, Gerald P.
9 Averill, Gerald P. Mustang : A Combat Marine
USA Pocket Books 1988 0671649094 / 9780671649098 Soft Cover Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
The story of Gerald Averill's time in the marines from when he signed up as a raw recruit in 1941, active duty in the Solomon Islands, the desparate assualt and seizure of Iwo Jima, his command of the Marine Corps Cold Weather Training Center and clashes in Korea and Vietnam. A very good clean paperback which appears unread, though now showing signs of light storage + remains of price sticker to front cover. Next post UK dispatch. 348 pages. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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Dunkirk : The Great Escape, Barker, A. J.
10 Barker, A. J. Dunkirk : The Great Escape
London BCA 1977 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to 
The story of the evacuation of Dunkirk and of the men who planned it and of the men who carried it out, and of their ships and boats - pulling off one of the most remarkable single events in the entire war. Map endpapers -240 pages including index. A very good clean copy in very good jacket. Next post UK dispatch. 
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With Courage: The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II, Beck, Alfred M.; Shiner, John F.; Watson, George M.
11 Beck, Alfred M.; Shiner, John F.; Watson, George M. With Courage: The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II
Pittsburgh, PA, USA United States Government Printing 1994 0160363969 / 9780160363962 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Published to commemorate the accomplishments of American air power in World War Two and to present to the American people a record of valour in the name of freedom. Unread hardback showing slight nick to d/w - 365 pages including index. Next post dispatch from the UK. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Midway, Bicheno, Hugh
12 Bicheno, Hugh Midway
London Cassell 2001 0304357154 / 9780304357154 Soft Cover Near Fine 4to 
Compelling and authoritative study of the Japanse army's mission to capture the Pacific island of Midway explaining the reasons behind the disastrous strategy and telling the story of the battle which finally put a halt to their advance across the Pacific. A clean, crisp paperback illustrated with b/w photographs and colour maps. 222 pages. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Battle of Britain - the Greatest Battle in the History of Warfare, Bickers, Richard Townshend
13 Bickers, Richard Townshend The Battle of Britain - the Greatest Battle in the History of Warfare
London Guild Publishing 1990 0861014774 / 9780861014774 Hard Cover Very Good Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Tells the full story of the greatest air battle in history offering a detailed blow-by-blow account of the Battle, with several key days examined in exhaustive detail. Very good clean hardback in jacket which has darkened spine and margin edge of front cover. Illustrated with b.w. & colour photographs. 208 pages. Next post UK dispatch 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Battles with  the Luftwaffe - the Bomber Campaign Against Germany 1942-45, Boiten, Theo, & Bowman, Martin
14 Boiten, Theo, & Bowman, Martin Battles with the Luftwaffe - the Bomber Campaign Against Germany 1942-45
St. Helens, Lancashire The Book People 2001 0007653344 / 9780007653348 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to 
A collection and analysis of first-hand accounts from World War II veteran aircrew offering a fresh look at the day air war that raged over Europe from 1942-45. A clean, crisp copy in unclipped jacket. Appears unread. Illustrated with b.w. photographs. 236 pages. Next post UK dispatch 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Air War over Europe : 1939-1945, Bowyer, Chaz
15 Bowyer, Chaz Air War over Europe : 1939-1945
London William Kimber 1981 0718302389 / 9780718302382 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Focuses on the battle for air supremacy by the RAF and its Commonwealth partners, the American air forces and the German Luftwaffe as it builds up a comprehensive picture of the air war during these climactic years. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing slightest shelfwear - 235 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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Bomber Group at War, Bowyer, Chaz
16 Bowyer, Chaz Bomber Group at War
Shepperton, Surrey Ian Allan Ltd 1981 0711010870 / 9780711010871 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
An evocation in personal anecdote and rare photography of what it was like to serve in one of the outstanding fighting formations of World War Two. Clean large format hardback in a d/w showing light shelfwear and sunning to spine - 160 pages including appendices and bibliography. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 17.50 GBP
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Fighter Pilots of the RAF, 1939-1945, Bowyer, Chaz
17 Bowyer, Chaz Fighter Pilots of the RAF, 1939-1945
London William Kimber 1984 0718305191 / 9780718305192 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Selects some twenty RAF fighter pilots of the Second World War, not only to give overdue recognition to their prowess and courage, but also to exemplify the wide diversity of individual character of those men whose war was fought from the cockpit. Laid in are some obituries taken from The Telegraph. Clean, square hardback223 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Guns in the Sky : The Air Gunners of World War Two, Bowyer, Chaz
18 Bowyer, Chaz Guns in the Sky : The Air Gunners of World War Two
London J.M. Dent 1979 046004429X / 9780460044295 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to 
Discusses the development and techniques of air gunnery in detail, and offers numerous personal accounts from Allied airmen during both World Wars. A very good clean hardback in price-clipped dustwrapper. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Includes three newspaper clippings relating to airmen. 182 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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The Chronicle of War, Brewer, Paul
19 Brewer, Paul The Chronicle of War
London Carlton Books, Limited 2007 1847320392 / 9781847320391 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A year by year account of conflict from 1854 to the present day offering an authoritative record of world military history - presented in a dramatic newspaper style and featuring some of the earliest images of war ever captured on film. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. 400 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 22.50 GBP
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Singapore's Dunkirk, Brooke, Geoffrey
20 Brooke, Geoffrey Singapore's Dunkirk
Barnsley, South Yorkshire Leo Cooper 2003 0850529719 / 9780850529715 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tells the story of the many people who tried to escape barbarity at the hands of the Japanese in Singapore in February 1942 - their only way out was by sea and every sort of craft was pressed into service - they faced terrible dangers - storms, shipwreck, piracy, capture by a merciless enemy, starvation and death through alcek of water. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. Slight tanning to page edges. 256 pages including index. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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