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Western Front Minor wear to jacket edges. Rogue Merc. A Warhawks Inc. Illustrator: C. The photograph is protected by a a semitransparent page which is slightly brown. The text is illustrated with numerous small black-and-white illustrations and the occasional full-page illustration by C. Gray coloured textured card cover with black and red coloured titles to the front panel. A small book of poetry from the author dealing with the realities of his life as a serving soldier in the strain Army during World War II and other musings.
Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges, book panels and very heavy rubbing to the backstrip. A few handling marks to the book panels and the internal text is somewhat brown. Previous owners name, in red coloured pencil, to the top edge of the free front endpaper. Horwitz PB For the next years, there was almost constant warring between these kingdoms and their neighbors.
These bitter feuds eventually led to the collapse of Israel, leaving Judah as a surviving nation until the emergence of the Babylonian Empire, the destruction of Jerusalem in BC, and the exile of the Judean people. Using ancient Jewish, Biblical, and other contemporary sources, this title examines the politics, fighting, and consequences of Israel's battles during this period. Focusing on the turbulent relationship between the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this book explains Israel's complex, often bloody, foreign policy, and provides a definitive history of these ancient conflicts.
Illustrated guide to 20 battles including tactical maps. Attila the Hun - godless barbarian and near mythical warrior king - has become a byword for mindless ferocity. His brutal attacks smashed through the frontiers of the Roman empire in a savage wave of death and destruction. His reign of terror shattered an imperial world that had been securely unified by the conquests of Julius Caesar five centuries before.
This book goes in search of the real Attila the Hun. For the first time it reveals the history of an astute politician and first-rate military commander who brilliantly exploited the strengths and weaknesses of the Roman empire. We ride with Attila and the Huns from the windswept steppes of Kazakhstan to the opulent city of Constantinople, the the Great Hungarian Plain to the fertile fields of Champagne in France. Challenging our own ideas about barbarians and Romans, imperialism and civilisation, terrorists and superpowers, this is the absorbing story of an extraordinary and complex individual who helped to bring down an empire and forced the map of Europe to redraw forever.
Size: 4to 11 to 13 inches. Binding tight, spine fine. Minor marks and wear to book and jacket. In the night sky over Germany an American pilot in a solitary aeroplane waits tensely for the first sight of his quarry. Operation Maccabee depends on one man and his ability to handle the legendary unarmed wooden bomber that is faster and more deadly than any other aircraft in the sky". Price: 8. Spine has moderate lean and heavy reading creases.
When the Iraqis get hold of a weapon with devastating power, a beleaguered U. President sends a combined strike force of Navy SEALs and Air Force commandos into hostile territory to snatch the instrument of destruction from the enemy's clutches. But the mission's success is undone when a high level indiscretion puts the weapon in the hands of a diabolical mastermind with his own apocalyptic agenda. The Lost Oasis. Illustrated with 36 black-and-white photographs. The subtitle is the true story behind The English Patient.
Signed by Author. Illustrated dustjacket shows no damage. Illustrated with a number of black-and-white photographs, and with index, appendices, including list of accused and suspect used with location where known. They determined to discover the truth about their missing comrades and bring to justice those responsible for crimes. The book is based on the personal testimony of witnesses, on interviews with the hunters themselves, and using secret personal papers and unpublished official documents.
Fleet Air Arm Kemp, P. Lieutenant-Commander R. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Poor Condition Price: Boards have no wear, rubbing or soiling. Edges of pages are lightly browned. Some of the most hard-fought naval actions of WW2 took place in the most northerly waters of the world - the Arctic Ocean. Ships progressively covered in ice, battled through heavy seas, all the while under attack from German submarines, aircraft, and surface ships, as they braved the route from Britain to Russia. Meticulously researched from original operational orders and reports, this is an authoritative history as well as an entertaining narrative account of a fascinating period of naval history.
A comprehensive history of ships, from prehistoric times, to modern technology, from fishing vessels, to mighty aircraft carriers and battleships. Ex-library book is in fair condition with stamps throughout, damaged front cover replaced by printed title page and clear plastic cover, and mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.
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First Equinox Edition. Size: 22cm x 15cm. Light browning to pages. Very slightly cocked. Size: 24cm x 16cm.
Dust Jacket is fully intact, small chips and tears, carries signs of wear to top and bottom edges, corners etc. Light staining and soiling to inside of jacket. Book very clean. Internally clean. BOOK: Black boards are clean, but for two very faint tape ghosts on each board; shelfwear; slight spine cock and spine crease; ink name on front pastedown; ink date and number on FFEP; uniform page browning. Edgewear, crumpling and creases; 1-inch tear on the bottom rear flap hinge, with associated flake; "V" wear on the hinge corners; fading of the red component on the spine panel; four internal tape stains no showthrough ; some rubbing.
Scan on request. Book and Jacket are both in Good condition. There is some light shelf and reading wear, but still a presentable copy. She was accompanied by the Prinz Eugen and her pursuit was an epic of naval warfare. Found and shadowed by British cruisers, she was engaged by the Hood and the Prince of Wales.
Within minutes, she had sunk the former, the pride of the Royal Navy, and damaged the latter. The next few days were agonising for both sides. The Bismarck was attacked by Swordfish of the Fleet Air Arm, lost and then relocated, attacked once more and disabled. Now there was no choice for the pride of the Kriegsmarine but to run for safety and the French port of Brest. But then the battleships Rodney and King George V caught up with her. The Sinking of the Bismarck. Kennedy, Ludovic.
Book Club Reprint. This book is the third in the series of Servicemen and Women of Warracknabeal and District. Contains the names of people. Binding good. Shelf and edge wear to covers. Light dampstain to bottom edge of front cover and spine cover. Very light bumping to corners. Light creasing to spine. The unit saw action at Gallipoli, Beersheba and the drive to Damascus. Includes nominal roll. Against All Odds! Events taken from conflicts over a year period Stunning adventure non-fiction for the general reader; accurate military history for the student Provides a fascinating insight into the battlefields of different eras pages.
Black and white illustrations. Good Plus Condition. Size: 21cm x 15cm. Light creasing to covers. Slight discolouration to spine. Top outside corner lightly bumped. For many years the magnificent color prints published by the firm of Rudolf Ackermann during the 19th century have been in the possession of lucky collectors. However, with the passing of many years these frail works of art have become damaged, or have perished, so that many are not available to those who wish to find and appreciate the work and care which went into these productions.
Although there were no European wars for the British troops during the years covered in this volume, there were still campaign opportunities throughout the widely spread Empire: the South African conflicts, the First Afghan War, the Scinde Campaign followed by the Sikh Wars, Punjabi Campaign, and the Crimean War.
This book presents a period in British military uniform history which has not been well covered before, and allows an appreciation of these rare prints in beautiful color. Containing over high quality colour reproduction printed on heavy wieght gloss paper, this book is a treasure trove of stunning illustrations of the British Army from to Covers have no creasing. Edges of covers have superficial edgewear and corners are lightly bumped. From Trench and Troopship. Faint crease corner front cover. Near Fine copy. Spine has moderate reading creases.
Pages are lightly tanned. Group Captain Johnny Kent - the man whose skilful leadership helped the famous Squadron to play such a decisive part in the Battle of Britain, and won him the highest Polish military award, the Virtuti Militari". Illustrated with photographs. War pulp fiction.
Scripts PB Inscribed by Author. Surrounded by the enemy, it fights its way up a hill to an ancient ruined temple at the top, where the survivors hold out until relief comes from the air". None but the Vanquished Kenton, D. Surface tear on front cover. Edges of covers have moderate wear. Spine has moderate lean and moderate reading creases. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition except for missing title page. Category: Fiction; War; Inventory No: Fair Price: Pages are very tanned. Cover has wear around edges and bent corners.
There is a small tear at the base of the spine and a 1cm long hole adjacent to spine. South West Pacific Keogh E. Shenandoah - 62 [Australian Army Journal, No. Keogh, Colonel E. Sir Sydney; Ross, Cyril illustrator. This book is a brief account of the Shenandoah Valley campaign American Civil War , and has been written to assist officers of the Australian Military Forces to prepare themselves for the military examinations. Red coloured covers with black, yellow and white coloured titles to the front panel. Minor creasing to the book corners and age toning of the internal pages.
Some rubbing to the spine region. Green coloured covers with black, yellow and white coloured titles to the front panel. A small chip to the top left hand corner of the front panel. Some rubbing to the spine region and marks to the lower right-hand corner of the rear book panel. Some rubbing to the spine region and is a small pencil notation to the top edge of the front panel. Battalion, A. Keown, A.
Foreword by Colonel D. Wanliss, C. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of Colonel D. Brown coloured cloth covered boards with black coloured illustration and titles to the front panel and back strip. The battalion was raised within a fortnight of the declaration of war in August and embarked just two months later.
After a brief stop in Albany, Western Australia, the battalion proceeded to Egypt, arriving on 2 December. It was led by Lieutenant Colonel D. Wanliss, the officer who had raised the battalion. The attack captured little ground but cost the brigade almost a third of its strength. The battalion then went to serve in France and Flanders. Softening, rubbing and fraying of the back strip edges and to the book corners with the underlying board visible at the book corners.
There are splits and rubbing along the back strip edges; with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Flecking of the book panels, the rear worse than the front. Tanning of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. Offset tanning and a little foxing of the end pages and the next page with a few, and I mean a few, foxing spots throughout. Gift inscription, a good service and manners gift for the and a army camp, to the verso of the free front end page. Fp: The North African Landing The dust jacket is badly chipped with some loss. Previous owner's name on front end age. Top edge of pages of foxed.
Otherwise the book itself is in good order. Greg Kerr has written a moving account of two Anzac stories. Throughout the book are countless vignettes of heroism and futility, casting a new light on this most remarkable episode in modern Australian history. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. Boards and dust jacket are in very good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Dust jacket is in excellent condtion. Dust jacket is protected in clear, plastic sleeve.
A direct account of two Anzac stories - one encapsulating the Anzac legend in abrupt, tragic detail, the other exploring much less familiar themes, of survival, brutalization, despondency and overcoming. Throughout the book are vignettes of heroism and futility, casting light on this most remarkable episode in modern Australian history. This book is intended for students of military history and of Commonwealth history. Page edges are lightly browned and slightly foxed. Size: Large Book - between A4 and A3. Dust Jacket has a small closed tear, but otherwise complete and overall sound..
Dust Jacket un-clipped. War thriller, 1st in the Special Boat Service series. Jacket illustration by Colin Bachaus. Comic war drama. Ex-Govt Library. A Hungarian, Capa was driven from his country by political oppression and became the greates was photographer of his generation with his work during the Spanish Civil War. His work during the Second World War made him a legend as he covered many of the significant moments of the war. Packed with good stories, and snappily written, this book is as full of life as the man it celebrates.
Crease on front cover. The main question that Kershaw attempt to answer is: what may Germany keep on fighting? In almost every big war that has come a point where defeat has loomed for one side and its rulers have cut a deal with the victors. In Hitler's Germany, nothing of this kind happened. In the end the regime had to be damped out town by town with a level of brutality almost without precedent.
XXII, ,  pages, with extensive chapter notes, with the work cited, and index. Photographic illustrated dustjacket. The book is pristine. There is no damage. No damage to describe. Clean tidy copy, with matching dustwrapper.. This book was originally published in under the title "The End. Hitler's Germany, ". Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased on rear panel. The author examines the campaign through the eyes of the German forces who were sent to fight and die for Hitler's grandiose plans. The book draws on German war diaries, post combat reports and secret SS files.
XIV, Army of Shadows Kessel, Joseph Transl. Translated from the French. Ace H Photo on request. Hanged at Auschwitz Kessel, Sim Transl. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout, the only exception is that the first blank page is missing. Jacket illustration by Tony Masero.
Book has label removal abrasion on the FFEP. If my memory serves me the rear gunner sardonically named themselves as body armour for the pilots. War adventure. War thriller, no. First in the Rommel Series.
BOOK:- Binding is sound, no loose pages; black boards are clean; gilt titles are bright and without loss; spine heel crush; one small corner bump; no ink names, stamps or other permanent markings; no foxing or offset; uniform page browning. Omnibus edition 2 novels in one. War thrillers. Edgewear; mild scattered internal foxing; some indentations to the panel surfaces. BOOK:- Binding is sound; black boards have two tape stains each, showing as darker black than the boards; dealer stamp at foot of FFEP; rear pastedown has the residue of a pasted pocket and RFEP has a reference code in ink, but there are no other librarial markings; uniform page browning.
JACKET:- Intact, with price; mild edgewear; one tear 1 cm on rear flap hinge bottom corner; vertical crease to each flap; three faint yellow stains to interior; some rubbing and indentations on the panel surfaces, but no rupture. BOOK:- Binding is tight, no loose pages. Black boards are clean, Gilt titles are without tarnish or loss. There is a slight "crush" on the spine head, inflecting the ridge by about 1mm. There are no corner bumps. There are no ink names, stamps, or other permanent markings. Across the edges of the text block there is a fine scattered foxing.
The front free endpaper has four isolated spots of foxing between 3 and 4 o'clock on the right edge. The rear free endpaper has a very narrow "band" of foxing along the ridge of the right edge. The text pages are browned, but clean. There are no tears, chips, lacerations or creases.
The top edge of the front flap has a very mild crumple. The wear on the edges is so minimal that it requires careful scrutiny to see it. Interior of the jacket shows the beginnings of a very faint scattered foxing; there is no show-through to the outer panel surfaces. There are several indentations on the panel surfaces but no rupture. A Stormtroop Edelweiss adventure.
As Stated In Title. The first six months of the American Revolution is the subject of prolific writer Richard M. Ketchum's book, The Winter Soldiers. A protege of the distinguished historian Bruce Catton, Ketchum chronicles, in clear narrative style, the pivotal military events of this crucial period.
Edges coated in gilt. Covers have some light shelf wear. Blue leather covers with raised bands on the spine. Gilt embossed writing on the spine, and flag motif on the covers. There are nice faux,satin-finish pastedowns and endpapers. A previous owner has embossed his blind library stamp on the half-title page. Spine not creased. Size: 10" Tall. No 1 in the 'Australian Military History' series. No marks inside Interwoven through the many amazing tales is evidence of the courageous assistance given by the local people of the towns and kampongs.
It is the devastating story of that war and the journey Key took with his family, fleeing across the US to finally seek asylum in Canada after 14 months in hiding. It is the story of a family man and patriot from Oklahoma, who went into the war believing in his government's commitment to integrity and justice.
Remembering War: A U. In the Spring , walking on the the Turong Son, he will have the opportunity to admire flowers of all resplendent colours that Vietnamese botanists have yet succeeded in exhaustively listing. Covers have some shelf-wear and bumping to corners. The story of the raising of 19 batteries of coast artillery in the Australian Army, using mm guns and cm searchlights with ammunition and ancillary plant and equipment supplied by the USA.
These coast batteries being mobile were later moved to defend the forward bases in Papua and New Guinea.
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The only damages to the dust jacket at the top of the backstrip section where it is slightly crumpled. Kiem Do, deputy chief of staff for operations in the South Vietnamese Navy, secretly planned and quietly carried out the evacuation of thirty-five ships and some thirty thousand at-risk South Vietnamese. That disciplined retreat is only one of many little-known events of the war recalled in this revealing memoir, the first to be published in English by an officer of the South Vietnamese Navy.
Also included are first person accounts of skirmishes against the Binh Xuyen pirates, life with Diem and Madame Nhu, the foiled communist car bomb attack on Saigon's naval headquarters during Tet, and the sea battle between Red China and South Vietnam. In addition to viewing particular events from a Vietnamese perspective, this book offers an intimate look at the human side of the war, at the Vietnamese culture, and at the relationship between the men of the Vietnamese Navy and their American counterparts -- specifically, the naval advisers who crossed paths with Kiem.
Eyewitness to decades of turmoil, Kiem was born in Hanoi in and lived a life of adventure. By the age of thirteen he was scouting for the Viet Minh and blowing up French troop trains. By twenty-one he was in France attending the fabled naval academy in Brest as a midshipman in the brand-new Vietnamese Navy. By the s he was fighting for South Vietnam against the communists -- and his own brothers. By late April , as the enemy's army was closing in on Saigon, Kiem was making the decision of his life: should he try to save his navy's ships and thousands of his countrymen, or accept his counterpart's offer of plane tickets to safety for himself and his family?
Coauthored by a prize- winning American poet, this book conveys what the Vietnam "experience" was really like for our often-overlooked allies. Early Edition. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dewey Code: Fine, presentation pastedown on fep. The Australian David Kilcullen is the world's foremost expert on this way of war, and in The Accidental Guerrilla, the Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor to the Pentagon and architect of 'the Surge', surveys war as it is actually fought in the contemporary world.
Colouring his account with gripping battlefield experiences that range from the highlands of Southeast Asia to the mountains of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border to the dusty towns of the Middle East and the Horn of Africa, The Accidental Guerrilla will, quite simply, change the way we think about war.
At the beginning of the text there are eight pages of maps. What went wrong? Minor creasing of the book owners with rubbing of the edges and panels. Size: Trade Paperback. Counterinsurgency [Counter Insurgency]. Kilcullen, David.
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Kilcullen is an influential expert on counterinsurgency and modern warfare. A senior advisor to General David Petraeus in Iraq, his vision of war powerfully influenced America's decision to rethink its military strategy in Iraq and implement "the Surge", now recognised as a dramatic success. Brings together his most salient writings on this key topic. At the heart of the book is his legendary "Twenty-Eight Articles", in which he shows leaders how to practise counterinsurgency in the real world. The other pieces in this book include Kilcullen's pioneering study of counterinsurgency in Indonesia, his ten-point plan for the Surge in Iraq, and his frank look at the problems in Afghanistan.
He concludes with a new strategic approach to the "War on Terror", arguing that counterinsurgency rather than traditional counterterrorism may offer the best approach to defeating global jihad. We have seen a 'blood year' : massacres and beheadings, fallen cities, collapsed and collapsing states, the unravelling of a decade of foreign policy and military strategy. He calls on 25 years of experience in security to critically answer that question.
He looks to strategy and history to make sense of the crisis. What are the roots of the global jihad movement? What is ISIS? What threats does it pose for Australia? VII fighters posed a formidable threat to some of Britain's most celebrated air units on the Western Front. Degelow had a unique approach to aerial combat which fascinated the author, Peter Kilduff, so much that in he wrote "Germany's Last Knight of the Air" about his exploits, a book long out of print.
During the intervening 30 years Kilduff has obtained new information and original photos, plus copies of significant German archival material and documentation which shed much new light on this legendary ace. Presented in the acclaimed author's objective, well-sourced manner, there will also be a wealth of British, French and Belgian documentation to counter-balance German claims. Jacket by Leigh Taylor. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain brown boards undamaged. Text-block top edge tinted in a complimentary colour, leaves clean and unmarked, save for a minor bump on upper foredge.
Art-illustrated Leigh Taylor , loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with nips and a short jagged tear on lower rear panel. Corners of boards are lightly bumped. Edges of dust jacket have superficial wear. From deep inside Moscow's infamous "Center," the Soviet Union directed an espionage operation of unprecedented size and scope. Its crown jewel was "Werther," a man who over the years preceding the war had wormed his way into Hitler's innermost circle. He became the most devastating traitor to Nazi Germany and perhaps in all of history.
Maria Poliakova was a beautiful, young, Russian-Jewish spymaster with a penchant for danger. Werther was Maria's agent. Together, they changed history. For most of the Second World War, Soviet intelligence activities against Nazi Germany were so sophisticated that even Hitler, with all his power, could not detect them. Werther was so highly placed in the Nazi hierarchy that he was able to provide the Russians with strategic and tactical intelligence that directly influenced the outcome of such key Soviet victories as Stalingrad and Kursk-Orel. The evidence of the treachery is indisputable.
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It took all of the investigative skills developed over decades for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Louis Kilzer to discover the amazing truth behind the fall of the Third Reich Quantity Available: 1. Dustjacket has wear on the edges. Light wear on ;lower edge of cover.
Inscription on first page. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only light shelf wear, scuffing, chipping and a few tiny nicks, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. The Rifle Brigade, one of the most distinguished regiments in the British army, was formed in the early years of the nineteenth century, when England was in the midst of its long struggle with Napoleon. Known at first as the Ninety-fifth Rifles, it had the great advantage of being trained, from the beginning, by officers who were not merely enthusiastic, but thoughtful and in advance of their time and the fruits of this training were seen on many a battlefield from Corunna to the crowning glory of Waterloo.
In these days, when the magazine rifle has reached so high a degree of precision as to be deadly at a range of more than a mile, it is not easy for us to realize how clumsy were the weapons with which our soldiers won their most famous victories. Until the general adoption of the rifle about sixty years ago, the fire-arm in common use was the Brown Bess, a heavy smooth-bore musket, whose effective range was scarcely two hundred yards, and which could not be depended on to hit a mark at one hundred.
Copy appears to be unread. Clean pages and no inscription. Clean cover with a little wear. A 90th Anniversary Tribute. Binding good, spine cocked. Edges foxed and browned. One Woman At War. Ex-library with usual marks, stamps, stickers.. Good ex-library Price: 6. Very good copy. Gallipoli: Our Last Man Standing. The last living Anzac died in Landing on the beach at Gallipoli, aged 16, Alec Campbell looked no more than years-old in his big brother's uniform. He was a young Australian caught up in a war that he knew very little about and in a country that he couldn't spell.
For three months, Private Campbell carried water through the trenches above Anzac Cove avoiding snipers and crossfire. His sense of national spirit, however, did not end at Gallipoli. On returning home, he took on a larrikin life jackarooing, building boats and as a builder in Australia's new capital. His patriotism and love for others transported him from the bush to the Australian Workers Union, where he stood for elections in the local council before working for the Department of Labour to help repatriate World War II veterans.
He also worked tirelessly for the Heart Foundation until he was years-old. Alec Campbell epitomises the Aussie larrikin as well as the reluctant hero. He was the knockabout boy who entered the war for adventure and ended his life as a national treasure. Gallipoli: Untold stories from war correspondent Charles Bean and front-line Anzacs. Dustjacket is creased at the spine with a little wear on the edges. Page edges browning. The author was expelled from the Parachute Regiment for "borrowing" cars and ended up in a British mortar battery in Korea.
Cover illustration by Brian Knights. Text illustrated with black-and-white photographs and maps. Extensive notes, index. Author's account of his experiences as a prisoner-of-war in Korea. Jacket by Eisner. Photos on request. Historical war thriller about a French garrison in Africa.
BOOK:- Fade to the spine head and heel ridges about 1mm deep. No ink names, stamps or other permanent markings. No foxing or offset. Two closed tears on front panel top edge, at 11 and 12 o'clock, both about 1 cm deep. A full condition report for this book is available on request. Dust jacket has light creasing and superficial rubbing. Edges of dust jacket have moderate bumping. Edges of pages are mildly foxed. Shows approximately badges. Illustrator: N Wilkinson -- cover. Fair Condition Price: The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page.
The story behind the battle to recover bank accounts, insurance policies, properties and art collections looted in the Nazi era. Drama of the air war in New Guinea. This is the definitive account of the Avro Manchester based upon detailed research by Dr Robert Kirby. This new and greatly expanded edition follows on from Dr Kirby's original edition of , containing 30 per cent of additional text and is richly illustrated with more than black and white photographs.
It was the largest and only Allied bomber to use the Vulture operationally. This account draws out, chronologically, the airframe and engine development intermixed with personal experiences from pilots and other personnel. Early evolution was protracted, and unrealistic multiple roles were abandoned. All flying surfaces required extension to provide an adequate flight envelope and progress was further set back by severe Vulture problems. Avro Manchesters entered squadron service without significant type-testing being undertaken and in the first eight months witnessed four groundings.
Rolls-Royce themselves contributed this illuminating aspect. Eventually, seven RAF squadrons, using Manchesters with Vultures contributed 1, sorties, mainly day and night bombing and mining. A contrasted highlight is the stunning aircrew accounts, fearful of weather, flak and fighters, but perpetually nursing and cajoling their temperamental Vultures through hostile skies.
Through the narrative several threads reveal the ultimate wisdom of persisting with a type which ultimately blossomed into the 'war-winning' Lancaster. The book also included fascinating reviews of second line duties and six appendices provide essential reference. Includes more than 50 historical documents and some contemporary illustrations. To give the reader a reference point for the quotations, each chapter begins with an introductory essay and an extensive Chronicle of Events.
Brief biographies of nearly important figures from the period and a comprehensive bibliography of sources round out the book as a complete reference guide to this tumultuous era. The largest invasion the world has ever seen kicked off on 22 June , as Hitler's massed forces swarmed across the border into the Soviet Union. Operation Barbarossa, as the campaign was named, was supposed to last just ten weeks. In fact, Germany enjoyed five months of victory before they were eventually denied and turned away at the very gates of Moscow.
Thus, the long and slow road to defeat began. This new book by Robert Kirchubel outlines Germany's ambitious hopes for Operation Barbarossa via a careful selection of photos. In typical style for this series of Concord books, the work begins with some concise background text. Here the author explains what led up to the invasion of Russia, as well as providing salient points about the campaign right up to Operation Typhoon, the final assault on Moscow.
The core of "Barbarossa" is the set of superb black and white photographs that document this spectacular, but ultimately futile, campaign. Soldiers are seen in all sorts of contexts in the vast steppes of Russia through contemporary camera lenses. There is a wide variety of vehicle types and weapons on show, which will please readers. Vehicles such as trucks, horse-drawn carriages and halftracks are all in evidence, as are numerous captured or destroyed Russian tanks and military vehicles.
Photo captions are brief but provide relevant data and information about this long and arduous campaign. The artist Ramiro Bujeiro has also provided four color plates depicting realistic-looking impressions of German soldiers and officers. These are accompanied by detailed descriptions giving pertinent facts about uniforms and personal equipment. This is an interesting volume packed with unique photos from this important campaign.
As the writer states in his concluding paragraph, "When the war in Russia transformed from one of maneuver to one of attrition, it became a war Germany could no longer win. Corners of covers are lightly bumped. An inspiring first-hand account by military aviation pioneer Richard Kirkland recounts how he and a handful of daring helicopter pilots revolutionized battlefield medical evacuation and blazed the trail for modern air-evac flying. Prior to the Korean War, the helicopter was all but unknown, and rescue was uncertain at best for downed pilots and wounded soldiers stranded behind enemy lines.
Kirkland, a fighter pilot in the Pacific theatre in World War II, came to helicopter flying after the war almost by accident. Many military higher-ups had little use for this new, worthless contraption. The helicopter was the perfect partner for another revolution in military medical carethe Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, or MASH, and the book also documents the real-life experiences of the MASH characters so familiar from the hit TV series: the nurses, surgeons including the real Hawkeye" , and helicopter pilots who forged a new era in military medical care.
Helicopters of the Third Air Rescue Group were given credit for picking up pilots and aircrew from behind enemy lines during the Korean War," writes Richard Kirkland. Add to that 8, soldiers and airmen we snatched from the battlefields and air-taxied to the front-line MASH. Quite a feat for a handful of taxi drivers. X, pages, the last page blank, preface by author. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography throughout the text. Photographic dustwrapper with black, yellow and white titles to the front panel and black and white titles to the backstrip.
Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. The author was a fighter pilot in World War II, but traded his fighter wings for the new invention by Igor Sikorsky -- the helicopter. This book tells of his missions during the Korean War, the Vietnam war, scrambling to save President Harry Truman after a "code red one " alert and of the use of helicopters by firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement officers. Minor rubbing to the corners. Hint of rubbing to the dustwrapper edges. Spine has heavy reading creases. Very Good Price: 9. Ex Library Copy.
Covered in clear adhesive plastic. Light wear to edges. This Is A Remarkable Book. Inscription on dedication page. Illustrator: Facsimiles. Translated from the original French by Barbara Rucci. The dustwrapper is rubbed and chipped across the top and bottom edges; the book itself shows no damage, apart from foxing of the last page of the book.
Jacket by Pagram. Near Fine. This is the first UK edition. Ruth Kluger is one of the child-survivors of the Holocaust. In at the age of 11, she was deported to the Nazi "family camp" Theresienstadt with her mother. They would move to two other camps before the war ended. This book is the story of Ruth's life. Of a childhood spent in the nazi camps and her refusal to forget the past as an adult in America.
Not erasing a single detail, not even the inconvienient ones, she writes frankly about the troubled relationship with her mother even through their years of internment and her determination not to forgive and absolve the past. Copy appears unread. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo standard book size. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days.
All items are tracked and details are available on request. This is my life story and the story of my time in the SAS. I hope that any soldier who reads it will find some sort of connection with their own. I have tried to share my experiences honestly, and as such all of the incidents portrayed within this book are true, some so dark and painful that I often questioned whether I wanted to remain part of the human race.
I hope it will provide you an insight into the life and mind of a soldier-what makes us the way we are, what drives us on when other men would fold, what binds us together like no other brotherhood on earth, what makes us laugh and what scares us shitless. Watching men die violently for the first time is not something I would wish on any young man.
Yes, many who have not served will say "It will make a man out of you, son," but what do they know? In reality it will destroy far more men than it makes, leaving many dead or crippled for life, some with wounds you can see, but far more with wounds which you cannot. The Zulu War of remains one of the best known British colonial wars and included two battles whose names reverberate through history. At Isandlwana the Zulus inflicted a crushing defeat on the British; the gallant British defence at Rorke's Drift followed and re-established British prestige.
Yet as this book shows, there was more to the war than this. Six months of brutal fighting followed, until the Zulu kingdom was broken up, its king imprisoned and the whole structure of the Zulu state destroyed. Years of intemecine strife followed, until the British finally annexed Zululand as a colonial possession. Due to the spread of British strategic and commercial interests during the Victorian period, the British military was called upon to serve in theatres across the world.
Some of the fighting was severe; it took nearly 30 years of intermittent warfare to suppress Maori opposition to settler expansion in New Zealand. In other areas it amounted to little more than skirmishing, as in Brooke's campaign against the pirates of Borneo and the Jamaican revolt of This book details these various 'small wars' and examines the qualities of the disparate peoples who opposed the spread of the British Empire. The war saw the most powerful professional army in the world pitted against the unconventional tactics of the undisciplined Boers.
Although the Boers were finally forced to surrender in May the war had taken its toll on their opponents who lost some 8, troops killed in action with a further 13, dying from disease. This book covers the organisation, uniforms and very different tactics involved in the conflict, from guerrilla warfare to a final war of attrition that the Boers could not hope to win.
In Great Britain was at the height of its Imperial power. The Queen Empress had been on the throne for more than 50 glittering years, and her domain touched upon every continent. Yet, even at this pinnacle of Imperial pomp and majesty, the British army, guardian of the Empire in countless wars across the globe, was destined to be humiliated by poorly-organised citizen militia consisting of men whom the British professionals despised as back-wood farmers.
Rorke's Drift sums up some of the best traditions of the British self-image: steadfastness against the odds, victory in adversity and the thin red line. The British stand deserves to go down in history as one of the most heroic actions of all time. The story of a mere British and Imperial soldiers defending an isolated outpost against over 3, Zulu warriors summed up the experience of the colonial adventure for the Victorians and remains part of our heritage even today. Ian Knight recounts the course of this famous conflict in which no less than 11 Victoria crosses were won.
The battle of Isandlwana fought on 22 January was the greatest defeat suffered by the British Army during the Victorian era. A Zulu army of 24, warriors had moved undetected to within striking distance of the British camp in the shadow of Isandlwana Mountain. From the start the 1, defenders underestimated the danger descending upon them. They were swept aside with horrifying speed and the final stage of the battle consisted of desperate hand-to-hand fighting amid the British camp.
Over 1, men were killed; scarcely 60 Europeans survived. Ian Knight employs new archaeological and historical research to provide a completely new interpretation of the course of the battle. Between and , various groups of Maori were involved in a series of wars of resistance against British settlers. The Maori had a fierce and long-established warrior tradition and subduing them took a lengthy British Army commitment, only surpassed in the Victorian period by that on the North-West Frontier of India.
Warfare had been endemic in pre-colonial New Zealand and Maori groups maintained fortified villages or pas. The small early British coastal settlements were tolerated, and in the s a chief named Hongi Hika travelled to Britain with a missionary and returned laden with gifts. He promptly exchanged these for muskets, and began an aggressive year expansion. By the s many Maori had acquired firearms and had perfected their bush-warfare tactics.
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In the last phase of the wars a religious movement, Pai Maarire 'Hau Hau' , inspired remarkable guerrilla leaders such as Te Kooti Arikirangi to renewed resistance. This final phase saw a reduction in British Army forces. European victory was not total, but led to a negotiated peace that preserved some of the Maori people's territories and freedoms. The British Army in Queen Victoria's reign fought a series of regional campaigns against various African groups with complex military traditions well-suited to their environment.
In many instances, the outcome of the ensuing fighting was by no means one-sided. This book focuses on the large-scale wars in northern Africa in which British regular troops were engaged throughout the 19th century, including those in Abyssinia, Asante, Egypt and the Sudan. Containing a number of rare contemporary photographs and eight colour plates, the book charts the history of these campaigns and describes the African groups against which they were waged.
Over the space of two centuries, the original Dutch settlers of South Africa, augmented by a trickle of refugees from a succession of religious wars in France and Germany, grew into a hardy breed. In time, these people came to think of themselves as white Africans or 'Afrikaners' though they were generally known to one another, and outsiders, as 'Boers', meaning farmers. This book details the fascinating history of the Boers from the 'Great Trek' of , through theirr many wars with such peoples as the Zulus and the Pedi, to their final defeat of the Venda in Their lifestyle of hunting for sport and profit honed the Boers' skills of field-craft, horsemanship, and marksmanship, making them a formidable force in the field and well suited to guerrilla operations.
This book describes the life and combat experiences of a typical Boer in this key period. Using meticulously researched analysis and comment, and the experiences of a composite character, Johannes de Bruyn, a revealing portrait of Boer life and military operations is drawn. Secondhand copy, in condition suitable forgiving as a gift. Illustrated with a full set of campaign and battle maps, colour plates at the front of the book, and many black-and-white photographs and black-and-white drawings.
When Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne in , British troops had recently concluded a war in southern Africa against the Xhosa people, and the seeds were already sown for a clash with the Boers. When she died in January Britain was fighting the Boers in one of the longest and costliest of the imperial colonial wars.
This book details the history of Britain's numerous conflicts with the people of southern Africa, namely the Xhosa, Basotho, Tswana and Boers. Numerous illustrations, including rare photographs and colour plates, detail the dress, weaponry and organization of Victoria's enemies in the late 19th century. The Zulu War of was devestating in its brutality.
Pitting the firepower of the professional British army against the skill and determination of King Cetshwayo's Zulu warriors, it was a mighty clash of military cultures that ended with the collapse of Zululand - the last great black kingdom bordering Britain's African colonies. The book traces the course of the Zulu War, covering the major battles of Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift and Khambula, and showing that the British victory was by no means easily won.