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The Navy Eternal

By: "Bartimeus",

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton:

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 774


Hardback, 190mm x 126mm brown cloth boards, black titles, , 332pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Douglas Swale. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book is generally bumped, worn and grubby from handling, block also a little wobbly. No date or edition stated for this account of military action on - and under - the high seas of the world, but publication surely not long after the First World War events described therein. Catalogue: Military Hist... View more info

A Brief History of the King's Royal Rifle Corps

By: ,

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Aldershot, Gale and Polden: 1948

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 16413


Paperback, 215mm x 137mm , 115+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean overall but a little wobbly with just a little darkening to block edges, chipping to spine, Official record of the wartime deeds of a venerable regiment of the British Army, updated with details of WW2. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Boer, Ypres, Afghan, Arnhem View more info

Service Through Six Reigns 1891 to 1953

By: ,

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1953

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16414


Hardback, 192mm x 127mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 78pp. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Exterior bumped and stained, differential fading to endpapers, pages clean. Anonymous little memoir of a veteran Seaforth Highlander who served at Khartoum, in the Boer War, the First World War and latterly in the Home Guard and ARP. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: soldier, Boer, Khartoum, Kitchener View more info

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The Defence of the Realm - The Authorized History of MI5

By: Andrew, Christopher

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Penguin: 2010

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13930


Paperback, 197mm x 127mm , xxv prelims, 1044+pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Thick paperback has been read, spine creased, exterior a little darkened with some sticker shadow to front, pages clean. Massive and comprehensive history of the British secret service agency which serves also as an alternative review of 20th century great power politics. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: secret, espionage, Soviet, ci... View more info

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The World at War

By: Arnold-Forster, Mark

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7912


Hardback, 236mm x 160mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 7th impression, , x prelims, 340+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Good +. Spine and boards bumped, faded at edges, block notably tanned with age, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has a little chipping to some edges, otherwise clean. Tie-in book to Thames Television's massively successful series about what is still the biggest single event in history. Catalogue: Mili... View more info

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Seek Glory, Now Keep Glory - The Story of the 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1914-1918

By: Ashby, John

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Solihull, Helion: 2000

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16220


Hardback, 241mm x 153mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 252pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Excellent account of one English battalion's service in WW1, with rolls of honour and photographs and a new account of the "affair of the two colonels" at St. Quentin, August 1914. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: BEF, Mon... View more info

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George Cross Heroes

By: Ashcroft, Michael

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Headline Review: 2010

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12967


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xix prelims, 389+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Opinion-poll guru Lord Ashcroft's excellent account of the 161 acts of bravery by military personnel and civilians awarded with the GC since its inception by King Georg... View more info

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The Defeat of James Stuart's Armada 1692

By: Aubrey, Philip

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Leicester, Leicester University Press: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16232


Hardback, 220mm x 144mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 194pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good. Book has been well read, spine corners bumped, top block edge dusty, pages clean. Dustwrapper has wear from handling, fading to spine and rear, front flap clipped. Excellent and much-needed account of the little-known battles of Harfleur and the Hogue by which post-Revolutionary England was saved from the Jacobite threat. Catalogue: Mil... View more info

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Marshal Zhukov - The Man Who Beat Hitler

By: Axell, Albert

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Pearson Education: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11831


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 254+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with little or no wear. Fine biography of the Red Army commander whose genius secured Russian victory on the Eastern Front of WW2. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Stalin, Kursk, Stalingrad, Berlin View more info

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The Automated Battlefield

By: Barnaby, Frank

Price: £5.00

Publisher: New York, The Free Press: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15227


Hardback, 243mm x 160mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 180+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +++. Book has ex-libris sticker on front endpaper, boards a little faded and musty, hint of foxing to block edges, pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with light wear only. Reagan-era analysis of cutting-edge weapons delivery systems and their implications for NATO strategy. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: disarmament... View more info

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The Coming of the Barbarians

By: Barr, Pat

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1967

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name to half title page.

Seller ID: 2665


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 236pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Previous owner's name to half title page.. Foxing to block edge. Dustwrapper (now protected, has slight chipping/creasing. A Story of Western settlement in Japan, 1853 - 1870. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Japan, Shogun, Meiji, mercantile nations. View more info

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Stalin's Silver

By: Beasant, John

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5084


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 216pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read. Spine bumped. Dustwrapper has been handled and has some shelfwear. The story of the sinking - and salvage - of the USS John Barry, US merchant ship loaded with $300 million of silver in 1944, its destination unknown... Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Barry, Arabian, Stalin, silver View more info

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The Good Listener - Helen Bamber: A Life Against Cruelty

By: Belton, Neil

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9215


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 374pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with just a little evidence of handling to block edges, also two tiny marks on front board. Dustwrapper is clean, just a little wear along base. The remarkable story of a British woman of Jewish stock who devoted her life to helping victims of political cruelties, including - in her youth - survivors of the Nazi holocaust. Catal... View more info

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Creators and Destroyers of the English Navy

By: Berckman, Evelyn

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11867


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 212+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Book is ex-lib with stiickers, stamps and surface damage to front endpaper. Some wear and grubbiness from handling also with a hint of foxing to edges, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper has some wear from handling and to edges, front flap clipped. Historical account of the ups and downs of the English navy from Elizabeth I to ... View more info

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Trafalgar - The Untold Story of the Greatest Sea Battle in History

By: Best, Nicholas

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2005

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15839


Hardback, 243mm x 160mm cream cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 352+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read but still clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. A superb minute-by-minute account of the extraordinary naval battle in which Admiral Nelson saved Britain from invasion by Napoleon and paid the ultimate price in the process.. Catalogue: Military History. Key... View more info

'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts - II - Small Wars of the Empire

By: Bethell, Lieutenant-Colonel L. A. (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood: 1932

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 5092


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 273pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Spine and boards bumped but basically clean. Differential fading to endpapers with some foxing also to block edges, with light staining to base of final pages. Text clean and unmarked. A collection of 12 short accounts of obscure military engagements in remote corners of the British Empire. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Empire, British, army View more info

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The Foudroyant

By: Birbeck, T.T.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Chepstow, Chepstow Rural District Council: 1966

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15280


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm blue cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 116pp. Good +/Good +. Book has been read, some wear to edges, hint of foxing to top block edge, pages clean. Dustwrapperis a little tanned with wear to edges, small tear to top rear edge, spine also faded. The service history of a ship captained by Nelson in the Mediterranean. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Napoleonic, Hamilton, Nelson, Alexandria View more info

A Friend of France

By: Black, Ian E.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1941

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 15195


Hardback, 195mm x 138mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 271pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Exterior scuffed and worn with some small stains, corners bumped, some foxing to block edges and to opening/closing pages, else clean. A personal meditation on global political failings with hope for a new world order of peace, written in the midst of the darkest age of tyranny. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Nazi, Communist, vision View more info

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His Name was Raoul Wallenberg - Courage, Rescue and Mystery During World War II

By: Borden, Louise`

Price: £7.50

Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin: 2012

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12975


Hardback, 260mm x 195mm orange card boards, black titles, first edition, 136pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is bright, tight and clean. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A book specifically intended for children about the Swedish diplomat who personally saved tens of thousands of Jewish lives late in WW2, only to be taken captive by the Soviets and never seen again. Ca... View more info

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Weapons Free - The Story of a Gulf War Helicopter Pilot

By: Boswell, Richard

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Manchester, Crecy Publishing: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15986


Hardback, 254mm x 190mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 216pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A Royal Navy helicopter pilot's account of his service in the Gulf War and his subsequent battle for health after an accident back in Britain. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Kuwait, Gulf, Lynx, helicopter View more info

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Catch That Tiger

By: Botham, Noel ; Montague, Bruce

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, John Blake: 2012

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16330


Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, red titles, first edition, x prelims, 278+pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean with minimal wear, front board now 5mm ahead of rear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Account of the capture of a fearsome Type VI Panzer "Tiger" tank by Allied North African forces in 1943 - and its subsequent journey to public display in London. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords... View more info

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The Sword & the Pen

By: Brander, Michael (ed)

Price: £6.95

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5038


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 160pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Spine a little bumped, top of block a little dusty. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear and evidence of handling. Selections from eight military diaries kept during conflicts from the eighteenth century to the First World War. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: war, diaries, India, officer View more info

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The Horse in War

By: Brereton, J.M.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11081


Hardback, 252mm x 178mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 160pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read , spine and boards bumped, no other obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has a little wear from handling, price sticker on front flap. Spine colour faded. Excellent account of the horse's contribution to over 4000 years of human warfare, featuring accounts of celebrated individual beasts... View more info

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The 7th Queen's Own Hussars

By: Brereton, J.M. ; Horrocks, Lieutenant-General Sir Brian

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2465


Hardback, 8vo purple cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 221pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Good/Good +. Boards faded around edges and stained at base. Block edges discoloured with some staining. Includes ephemeral leather regimental bookmark. Dustwrapper (now protected) is slightly faded with age and has some shelfwear, with slight creasing along top. The proud history of "The Saucy Seventh" - one of the most famou... View more info

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The Royal Navy and the Sino-Japanese Incident 1937-41

By: Brice, Martin H.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Ian Allan: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11968


Hardback, 235mm x 153mm green cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 167+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read but still clean and tight. Block edges a little grubby from handling. Dustwrapper has been handled with some edgewear. Account of the extensive involvement of the Royal Navy in the early part of World War Two in the Far East. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Shanghai, Shantung, Yangtse, Canton View more info

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The Imperial War Museum Book of the Somme

By: Brown, Malcolm

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Pan: 1997

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15194


Paperback, 196mm x 128mm , xxxii prelims, 380+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, light wear to edges, spine creased. Softcover edition of excellent account of the infamous WW1 battle in which young British men perished in extraordinary numbers for seemingly little purpose. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: tank, Haig, July, pals View more info

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The Nemesis File - The True Story of an SAS Execution Squad

By: Bruce, Paul

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Blake Publishing: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15225


Hardback, 242mm x 157mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 280+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read, block now a little tanned, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. Grim account of secret British military operations against IRA suspects at the height of the Troubles. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Troubles, IRA, Ireland, undercover View more info

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Nelson

By: Bryant, Arthur

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1970

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 11916


Hardback, 243mm x 162mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 173+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Inscribed by author. Book has been read but still tight and clean with little or no wear. Dustwrapper ahd some light chipping to spine and top edge, else clean with minimal wear. A vivid biography of England's greatest sailor, by a great historian of the Napoleonic age, fully illustra... View more info

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The Turn of the Tide 1939-1943

By: Bryant, Arthur

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1957

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16308


Hardback, 214mm x 142mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 766pp. plus index, Good/Fair. Book has been well read, block a little crinkly towards later pages, top block edges grubby with foxing, generally bumped and worn. Dustwrapper is worn with some fraying to edges, spine colour faded. "A Study based on the Diaries and Autobiographical Notes of Field Marshal the Viscount Alanbrooke K.G. O.M." Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Churchill, staf... View more info

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The Small Woman

By: Burgess, Alan

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Bell & Hyman: 1985

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14671


Hardback, 223mm x 144mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 238pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear, bumped at corners. Dustwrapper is clean with general light wear from handling. First published by Evans Brothers in 1959, this is a republished revised edition of the biography of an English woman missionary in China who suffered appalling hardships at the hands of the Japanese during WW2. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: ... View more info