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The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World

By: N/A

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1911

Seller ID: 021411

Condition: Very Good


A very good clean copy of this well-cared for book. Dark green embossed 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. View more info

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Hitler's Greatest Defeat : The Collapse of Army Group Centre, June 1944

By: Adair, Paul

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Brockhampton Press: 1998

Seller ID: 049060

ISBN: 1860198414

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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A Nation Collapses : The Italian Surrender of September 1943

By: Agarossi, Elena; Fergusson, Harvey, II (translator)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge University Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005145

ISBN: 0521591996

Condition: Near Fine


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 Draws on massive, mostly previously unpublished documents - 187 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Victory in Europe

By: Anon

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Bounty Books: 1995

Seller ID: 024383

ISBN: 0753711958

Condition: Near Fine


Clean, crisp copy in unclipped jacket. Produced to commemorate the 60th anniversary of VE Day. 112 pages. View more info

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The Second Book of Artemas

By: Anon

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, W. Westall & Co: 1918

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 026455

Condition: Very Good


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". View more info

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Operation Jupiter

By: Baden-Powell, Dorothy

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Ltd: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065133

ISBN: 070919367X

Condition: Very Good


Describes the support given by the British Special Operations Executive and their actions with the Norwegian resistance during the occupation of Norway by German forces in WWII. Clean, crisp hardback in dustjacket which show signs of slight shelfwear. 208 pages including index. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Dunkirk : The Great Escape

By: Barker, A. J.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, BCA: 1977

Seller ID: 054730

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The Battle of Britain - the Greatest Battle in the History of Warfare

By: Bickers, Richard Townshend

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Guild Publishing: 1990

Seller ID: 058177

ISBN: 0861014774

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Guns in the Sky : The Air Gunners of World War Two

By: Bowyer, Chaz

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 048934

ISBN: 046004429X

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Bomber Group at War

By: Bowyer, Chaz

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Shepperton, Surrey, Ian Allan Ltd: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 050840

ISBN: 0711010870

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Singapore's Dunkirk

By: Brooke, Geoffrey

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Leo Cooper: 2003

Seller ID: 049033

ISBN: 0850529719

Condition: Very Good


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 a lack of water. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. Slight tanning to page edges. 256 pages including index. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Imperial War Museum Book of the Western Front

By: Brown, Malcolm

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Pan: 2001

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 037624

ISBN: 0330484753

Condition: Very Good


Reveals what life was really like for the men in the trenches of the Western Front. A very good clean paperback illustrated with b.w. photographs. 367 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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War on the Ground

By: Bruce, Colin John

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, BCA: 1995

Seller ID: 041238

Condition: Very Good


Charts the story of the men and women who fought the land war of World War II from the head of Churchill tank testing at Vauxhall Motors, to the driver of a Churchill in North Italy, from the ladies who made Horsa gliders at a factory in London, to the pilot who flew one fully loaded on three major airborne operations. A clean, bright hardback in protected dustwrapper. Small previous owner's sticker attached to front pastedown. 318 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Air Power :From Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II: A History of the People, Ideas and Machines That Transformed War in the Century of Flight

By: Budiansky, Stephen

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 045502

ISBN: 0670912514

Condition: Near Fine


Epic history which draws on combat memoirs, government archives and museum collections to create a sobering and dramatic account of the air wars of the last hundred years. A clean crisp hardback in unclipped dustwrapper - appears unread.. 518 pages including index. Illustrated with b/w photographs and maps. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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For Five Shillings a Day

By: Campbell Begg, Richard & Liddle, Peter H.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, HarperCollins: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041804

ISBN: 0007103514

Condition: Very Good


Varied selection of eyewitness accounts which form a magnificent oral history of the British and Commonwealth forces at war from the Army, RAF and Navy, revealing what it was like at the sharp end of various war campaigns, including the Battle of Britain, the Desert War, the fall of Singapore, the Italian Campaign, D-Day, the occupation of Germany etc. A very good clean hardback in very good protected, unclipped dustwrapper. Previous owner's small sticker on front pastedown. 464 pages. Illustrated with b.w. photographs. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Burma : The Untold Story

By: Chan, Won-Loy

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Novato, CA, USA, Presidio Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 062994

ISBN: 0891412662

Condition: Very Good


The extraordinary personal memoir of a combat intelligence officer on the staff of General W. Stilwell during World War II. Previous owner's details stamped to ffep else a clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear & tear - 138 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Barbed Wire and Bamboo : Australian POWs in Europe, North Africa, Singapore, Thailand and Japan

By: Clarke Hugh & Burgess, Colin

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 049047

ISBN: 1863733132

Condition: Very Good


Collection of stories of captivity and escape involving Australian soldiers in the two world wars, both at the hands of the Japanese and also as prisoners of the Germans and Italians. A clean bright hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. 159 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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D-Day : June 6, 1944: The Normandy Landings

By: Collier, Richard

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033300

ISBN: 0304341754

Condition: Near Fine


Comprehensive account of Operation Overlord, including information taken from eye-witness testimony, documents, reports, and a chorus of commentators. A very good clean copy in price-clipped dustjacket. Illustrated with b.w photographs. 224 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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D-Day : 06-06-1944

By: Collier, Richard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Seven Dials: 1999

Seller ID: 036932

ISBN: 1841880310

Condition: Very Good


A minute-by-minute account of the D-Day landings - the greatest amphibious operation every staged. Clean, unread large format paperback which has faded slightly to the spine strip. Illustrated throughout with b.w. & colour photographs. 224 pages. Next post from UK. View more info

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The Shame of Savo : Anatomy of a Naval Disaster

By: Coultard-Clark, Chris

Price: £32.50

Publisher: USA, Naval Institute Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032753

ISBN: 1557507635

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliantly written study of the events surrounding the Battle of Savo, fought during the early hours of the morning of 9 August 1942, in which a thousand Allied seamen were left dead, annihilated by a Japanese striking force obliged to travel hundreds of miles through Allied patrolled waters. A clean crisp copy which appears unread. 319 pages including index. Illustrated with b.w photographs. Map endpapers. Prompt dispatch. View more info