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  THE BRITISH WAR BLUE BOOK. Miscellaneous No. 9 (1939). Documents Concerning German-Polish Relations and the Outbreak of Hostilities Between Great Britain and Germany on September 3, 1939. Toronto: Musson 1939. 8vo xxv+196 pp. Blue printed wrappers. Wrappers quite worn and age-darkened but a good sound copy. $ 20.00

 Agar, Herbert THE DARKEST YEAR. Britain Alone. June 1940-June 1941. Garden City: Doubleday, 1973. 8vo 228 pp. Illus from photos; map. Black cloth. Very good in dustwrapper worn at corners. $ 20.00

Balchen, Col. Bernt; Major Corey Ford and Major Oliver La Farge WAR BELOW ZERO. The Battle for Greenland. Foreword by General H.H. Arnold Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1944. Cr 8vo 127 pp. Illus from photos. Blue cloth, map endpapers. Cover soiled but a good sound copy. $ 20.00

Ballard, Robert D. and Rick Archbold RETURN TO MIDWAY. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 1999. 4to. 191 pp. Profusely illus from photos, artwork and maps. Grey boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. The quest to find the Yorktown and the other lost ships from the pivotal battle of the Pacific War. $ 25.00

Barber, Noel THE WEEK FRANCE FELL. June 1940. London: Macmillan (1976) 8vo 320 pp. Illus from photos. Green boards, photographic endpapers. Ink name on half-title, else near fine in like dustwrapper with very small chip to rear panel. $ 20.00

Barris, Ted & Alex DAYS OF VICTORY. Canadians Remember: 1939-1945. Toronto: Macmillan (1995) 8vo viii+304 pp. Illus from photos. Black boards, illustrative endpapers. Fine in like dustwrapper. Intro by Knowlton Nash. $ 20.00

Bryden, John DEADLY ALLIES. Canada's Secret War. 1937-1947. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1986. 8vo. 314 pp. 8 pp of illus from photos. Red cloth. A very good copy with dustwrapper taped to inside covers. Traces Canada pioneering role in the developement of chemical and biological weapons. $ 15.00

Caffrey, Kate OUT IN THE MIDDAY SUN. Singapore 1941-45. (London): Andre Deutsch, (1974). 8vo. 312 pp. Illus. from photos, drawings & maps. Red boards. Ink name on front free end paper. A few small bruises to boards else a very good copy in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Chadwin, Mark Lincoln THE HAWKS OF WORLD WAR II. Chapel HillL Univ of North Carolina (1968). 8vo ix+310 pp. Illus from photos and propaganda poster. Grey cloth, pictorial endpapers. Dust residue on edges and narrow stain on foredge, not penetrating margins. Very good copy in like dustwrapper. $25.00

Chalfont, Alun [Lord] MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN. New York: Atheneum, 1976. First US edition. 8vo xiv+365 pp. Illus from photos; reproduction of a holograph letter from Montgomery to the author. Brown cloth, map endpapers. A very good copy in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Churchill, Winston S. SECRET SESSION SPEECHES. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1946). Cr. 8vo. 108 pp. Illus. from photos. Red cloth. Spine tips lighlty bruised, else about fine. $ 30.00

Cook, Graeme SILENT MARAUDERS London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon (1976) 8vo 159 pp. Brown boards. Very good in like dustwrapper. British submarines in World War II. $ 20.00

Defence Industries Limited GENERAL AND SPECIAL RULES. Defence Industries Limited. Montreal: Defence Industries Limited, 1940. 18mo. 30pp. Green cloth; lettering to top cover. Misbound back to front and upside down, else a nice clean bright copy. An employee handbook. $65.00

Deighton, Len BLITZKRIEG. From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk. London: Jonathan Cape, 1979. First Edition. 8vo. 319 pp. 32 pp of illus from photos. Maps, drawings and tables in text. Illus endpapers. Black boards. Very good in like dustwrapper. $20.00

Edwards, Roger. PANZER. A Revolution in Warfare, 1939-1945. London: Brockhampton Press, 1998. Reprint. Sm 4to. 256 pp. Illus from photos, diagrams and maps. Pictorial boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. $20.00

Gelb, Norman DUNKIRK. The Complete Story of the First Step in the Defeat of Hitler N.Y.: Morrow (1989) 8vo 352 pp. Illus from photos and documents; map. Half cloth and paper boards. Small ink number on title page, else near fine in like dustwrapper. $20.00

Gillman, R. E. THE SHIPHUNTERS. London: John Murray (1976) 8vo xiii+239 pp. Illus from photos, map and diagram of Blenheim cockpit. Red boards. Faint foxing to top edge, else near fine in very good d/w. $ 22.50

Heckstall-Smith, Anthony and H.T. Baillie-Grohman GREEK TRAGEDY 1941 N.Y.: Norton (1961) 8vo 238 pp. Illus from photos and maps. Includes lists of formations, units and ships in the Greek campaign. Grey boards, very good in worn & chipped d/w. "The chaotic, costly, and heroic evacuation of British forces from Greece." $ 20.00

Historical Section of the General Staff FROM PACHINO TO ORTONA. The Canadian Campaign in Sicily and Italy, 1943. With a Foreword by Lt-Gen. J. C. Murchie. Ottawa: [1945] 8vo 160 pp. Illus from photos; maps; 4 colour plates from painting by Canadian War Artists. Red cloth. Faint damp stain just penetrating top margins of 20 pp, else very good in like dustwrapper, chipped at head of spine and front panel. The Canadian Army at War, no. 2. $ 25.00

Holden, C. H. & W. G. Holford THE CITY OF LONDON. A Record of Destruction and Survival. London: Architectural Press (1951) Sm 4to. 341 pp. Profusly illus from photos, maps, plans, elevations (many foldout) and drawings and engravings - most of the latter in colour. Blue cloth, gilt device and lettering. Map endpapers. Ink name/date on half title. Faint fading to spine, else fine. Includes architectural history of the City as well as some inspired plans for its reconstruction. $60.00

King, Benjamin & Timothy J. Kutta IMPACT. The History of Germany's V-Weapons in World War II. Rockville Centre: Sarpedon, (1998). 8vo. iv + 358 + 16 pp of illus. from photos. Bound upside down in black boards, else a fine copy in like dustwrapper. $20.00

Liddell Hart, Sir Basil & Barrie Pitt, eds. HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. Assorted issues. Cavendish, 1973-75. Reprints of the Second edition. 4to, ca 28 pp per issue. Following numbers are available: 3-6, 9, 10, 18, 37, 46, 48, 54-58, 60. $5.00 each or five for $20.00. All are in just about fine condition.

Lucas, James, text by, illustrations by Kurt Caesar. ROMMEL`S YEAR OF VICTORY. The Wartime Illustrations of the Afrika Korps by Kurt Caesar. London: Greenhill, 1998. 4to. 176 pp. Illus from more than seventy drawings by this German war artist. Black boards. Fine in dustwrapper with one short tear. $25.00

Menaul, SWB & Bill Gunston SOVIET WAR PLANES. London: Phoebus Pub, 1977. History of the World Wars Special 4to. 64 pp. Illus throughout from photos, drawings and maps. Pictorial card covers. Near fine. $ 15.00

Millar, George THE BRUNEVAL RAID. Flashpoint of the Radar War. With a Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet The Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Garden City: Doubleday, 1974. 8vo xvi+221 pp. Illus from photos, maps. Boards. Extremities slightly rubbed, top corner of front free endpaper clipped. Near fine in very good dustwrapper. $20.00

Field Marshall Montgomery of Alamein SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE of Tuesday, the 3rd September, 1946. Operations in North-West Europe from 6th June, 1944, to 5th May, 1945. (London: HMSO), 1946. Tall 4to. 20pp; stapled. Folded once horizontally with a 2" tear to first page. Light browning and edgewear, else very good. Monty's report on Overlord and subsequent operations. $ 20.00

Montgomery, Bernard Law THE MEMOIRS OF FIELD-MARSHAL THE VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, K.G. London: Collins, 1958. 8vo 574 pp. Illus from photos and maps. Red cloth. Ink name on front free endpaper and glue cracked at spine in one spot else a very good copy in like dustwrapper. with chip from head of spine. $25.00

Newby, Leroy W. TARGET PLOESTI. View from a Bombsite. (Novato): Presidio, (1983). 8vo. xv + 253 pp. Illus. from photos, maps & drawings. Boards. A very good copy in like dustwrapper. $20.00

Nicholson, Colonel G.W.L. MORE FIGHTING NEWFOUNDLANDERS. A History of Newfoundland's Fighting Forces in the Second World War. Government of Newfoundland, (1969). Roy. 8vo. xv + 621 pp. Illus from photos and maps. Colour frontis. Three fold out maps and map endpapers. Decorated white boards. A bit of age darkening to edges, else near fine in very good or better dustwrapper. $75.00

0'Donnell, James, P. THE BUNKER. The History of the Reich Chancellory Group. Boston: Houghton Mifflin (1978) Reprint. 8vo 399 pp. Illus from photos, diagrams and map. Black cloth. Ink signature on ffep, else near fine in like d/w. Author was one of the first Americans into Hitler's bunker after the collapse of Berlin. $ 22.50

Pawle, Gerald THE WAR AND COLONEL WARDEN. Based on the Recollections of Commander C. R. Thompson, Personal Assistant to the Prime Minister 1940-1945. New York: Knopf, 1963. 1st US edition. Roy 8vo xxxvii+422+xiv pp. Illus from 26 photos of Churchill in various venues during the war, usually accompanied by Thompson who was his virtually constant companion during the war years. Blue cloth. Light wear to bottom edge and spine tips. A very good copy in like dustwrapper. $25.00

Prouse, A. Robert TICKET TO HELL VIA DIEPPE. From a Prisoner's Wartime Log 1942-1945. Toronto: Van Nostrand Reinhold (1982) 8vo 192 pp. Illus from photographs, documents and sketches made inside POW camp; 8 colour plates. Black boards, photographic endpapers. Small stain on rear free endpaper else about fine in like dustwrapper. The life and foiled escape attempts of a Canadian POW after Dieppe. $22.50

"RAFF" and Anthony Armstrong MORE NICE TYPES. London: Methuen, 1944. 12mo. 71 pp. Illus from drawings. Khaki cloth; spine lettering and cover vignette blue. Ink name on front free endpaper. A little used, still very good. $15.00

Reed, Douglas FROM SMOKE TO SMOTHER: (1938-1945) A Sequel to Insanity Fair Toronto: Jonathan Cape (1948) 1st Cdn edn. 360 pp. Red cloth. A good only, sound copy. $20.00

Robertson, Terence THE SHAME AND THE GLORY. [Toronto]: McClelland & Stewart (1962) 8vo x+432 pp. Illus from photos; 2 maps. Tri-coloured cloth. Small ink names on front pastedown and free endpaper else fine in dustwrapper rubbed at extremities and internally mended with tape. Dieppe. $25.00

Salmond, J. B. THE HISTORY OF THE 51ST HIGHLAND DIVISON 1939-1945. Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1953 Cr 4to xiv+287 pp. Illus from photos, paintings and maps. Red cloth, lettering and cover device gilt. Ink name on front free endpaper. Some wear to corners and spine tips, but a good+, sound copy. $100.00

Smith William Ward MIDWAY. Turning Point of the Pacific. NY: Crowell, 1966. First printing. 8vo. xvi+174 pp. Illus from photos and maps. Map endpapers. Black cloth. Near fine in very good dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Stacey, C.P., Text by. Photos by Ken Bell NOT IN VAIN. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1973. Sm 4to. 144 pp. Illus from photos. Map endpapers. Green cloth. Short inscription on half title, else near fine in like dustwrapper. C$15.00

Stevens, Fred, et al. WEAPONS AND UNIFORMS OF THE U.S.S.R. London: Purnell, 1975. Purnell's History of the World Wars Special. 4to. 64 pp. Illus throughout form photos and drawings. Pictorial wraps. Covers lightly rubbed, else near fine. $ 15.00

Thorpe, Brig. Gen. Elliott R. EAST WIND, RAIN. The Intimate Account of an Intelligence Officer in the Pacific. 1939-49. Boston: Gambit, 1969. 8vo xxi+307 pp. Black and grey cloth, map endpapers. Upper edges faded else very good in like dustwrapper with some wear to extremities. Interesting and unusual picture of the Pacific Theatre operations. $ 25.00

Twyford, H.O. IT CAME TO OUR DOOR. Plymouth in the World War. Underhill (Plymouth) ltd., 1946 5th impression Cloth, 151 pp. Profusely illus from photos by Dermot P. Fitzgerald.. Intro by Lord Astor - Lord Mayor 1939-1944. Spine faded, extremities bumped. A good sound copy. $ 17.50

Wallace, Claire. THEY TELL ME... Volume 2, No. 1, January, 1944. [Ottawa?]: National War Finance Committee, 1944. 8vo. 14 pp with a War Savings Certificate game "16 Steps to Tokyo" in the middle. Three steps have their war savings stamps on them. Illus. Stapled card covers. Name in pencil on top cover. Some light soiling, else near fine. " Into war plants and onto farms, ....I cover the Dominion to gather five or six stories daily...canada's nine provinces. $20.00

Young, Peter, Brigadier. COMMANDO. (N.Y.: Ballantine Books, 1970). 2nd ptg. 8vo. 159 pp. Profusely illus. from photos and maps. Pictorial wrappers. Spine creases and tiny chip to head of spine with some slight edge wear, else very good; wrappers crisp. Ballantine's History of World War II. Weapons. Book No. 7. $10.00

Young, Brigadier Peter DECISIVE BATTLES OF WORLD WAR II. London: Bison, 1989. 50th anniversary of world war II edition. 4to. 288 pp. Illus from photos and maps. Black boards. Near fine in very good dustwrapper. $25.00