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Wings for Victory: The Remarkable Story of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada
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Wings for Victory: The Remarkable Story of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada

By Dunmore, Spencer

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1994. FINE/NEAR-FINE First Edition HCDJ. As-new book in a near-fine unclipped DJ. 6.5" x 9.25", 399 pages, b&w photographs, index. At its peak the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan graduated more than 3,000 aircrew a month from 107 training schools across Canada. By the end of WWII, the grads numbered more than 130,000. Wings For Victory is the story of the BCATP and the officers and airmen of the RCAF and the RAF, and of the many civilians who made it work day by day. Above all, it is the story of the young men who graduated as pilots, navigators, air gunners, air bombers, and flight engineers. . Hard Cover.

$20.00

Our Young Aeroplane Scouts in England (or) Twin Stars in the London Sky Patrol

By Porter, Horace

NY: A.L. Burt Co. , 1916 VERY GOOD in decorated cloth HC, no DJ. A very nice copy, tightly bound, very light rubbing to corners and tips, a few minor marks, very bright front cover shows WWI biplane in combat. 7.5" x 5", 245 pages. . Hard Cover.

$19.95

Unauthorized Action : Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid

By Villa, Brian

Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1989 FINE/FINE First Edition. An exceptional copy, with previous owner's name and date on front endpaper only. No other markings, no wear to boards, binding or pages. As-new interiors. 6.25" x 9.25", 314 pages, illustrated, index. On August 19, 1942, a mainly Canadian force left England in an attempt to seize the German-occupied French port of Dieppe - a mission that has been described as the largest raid in history. The result was a complete disaster. About 3300 Canadian soldiers and officers who waited more than 2 and a half years for combat, were killed, wounded or captured in a single morning. Here the author unravels all the complexities that led to it: the political interests in both Britain and Canada; the pressures placed on Churchill and the British Chiefs of Staff; and especially the vagaries of Lord Louis Mountbatten, who was ultimately responsible as Chief of Combined Operations. As the first thorough examination of the disaster, the book is an important contribution to the literature on World War II. The author is Associate Professor of History at the University of Ottawa.. Hard Cover.

$20.00

The Road Past Vimy, The Canadian Corps 1914 - 1918

By Goodspeed, D.J

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1969 VERY GOOD Trade Paperback. Light wear to covers, no spine creases, FINE unmarked interiors. 5.5" x 8.5", 185 pages, 10 battlefield maps. This brilliant book examines the role of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. From gas attacks at Ypres, to the Somme, to the victory at Vimy and the mud of Passchendaele, the bravery and grit of the Canadian Corps won the admiration of its allies and the respect of its enemies. The author is a well known military historian and author of "Battle Royal, A History of the Royal Regiment of Canada.". Soft Cover.

$14.00

Corvettes Canada: Convoy Veterans of WWII Tell Their True Stories

By Johnston, Mac

Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1994 FINE/FINE First Edition. No markings of any kind, no wear to boards, binding or pages. Crisp & clean. Unclipped DJ is nearly perfect. Looks and feels unhandled. 6.5" x 9.25", 310 pages, maps, index, illustrated with 3 sections of glossy b&w photos. Personal narratives from veterans of Canada's 123 Corvettes that sailed in the Second World War. Includes many stories of battles between the Corvette Navy and German U-Boats off the east coast of Canada and the USA in the North Atlantic Ocean - and service in the English Channel, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Pacific. A very entertaining and informative book in superb condition. . Hard Cover.

$19.95

Armored Cavalry : A Guided Tour of an Armored Cavalry Regiment
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Armored Cavalry : A Guided Tour of an Armored Cavalry Regiment

By Clancy, Tom; Franks, Fred, Jr

NY: Berkley Books, 1994 NEAR-FINE First Edition Trade Paperback, 1st Printing. A beautiful unmarked copy with nearly perfect covers, as-new binding, crisp & clean pages. Very nice. 6" x 9", 325 pages, illustrated. A penetrating look inside an armored cavalry regiment--the technology, the strategies, and the people. In this second work of non-fiction by Tom Clancy, the author provides detailed descriptions of tanks, helicopters, artillery, and the brilliant technology behind the U.S. Army. He captures military life with complete accuracy. This book also includes descriptions of the M1A2 Main Battle Tank, the AH-64A Apache Attack Helicopter, an interview with General Frederick Franks, the strategies of Desert Storm, exclusive photographs, illustrations and diagrams. . Soft Cover.

$12.95

Cookbook, The Manitoba Association Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), Cook Book

By Ladies Auxiliary

Winnipeg, MB, Canada: Self Published, 1975 VERY GOOD+ coilbound, approx. 6.5" x 9", 283 pages, plus history of the Association and appendices. Interiors clean, tight, no markings, a few minor marks on covers only. Includes a list (several pages long) of names and addresses of members of the Manitoba Association Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) as of 1975. It's believed that the first Lord Strathcona's Horse Association was unofficially formed at the conclusion of the Boer War in 1901. The Association elected its first group of officers and had a constitution drawn up in 1939. This cookbook was compiled by submissions by all generations of Strathconas across the USA, Canada and Australia. The publication was chaired by Maxine Morrice, wife of WWII Strathcona, "A" Squadron's Jock Morrice. . Soft Cover.

$20.00

Aircraft Armaments Recognition

By Chant, Christopher

Ian Allan Ltd., 1989 AS-NEW First Edition, 1st UK Printing. 4.75" x 7.25", 144 pages, b&w photos. Includes Barrelled weapons, air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles, anti-ship missiles, anti-tank missiles, rockets, cluster bombs and dispensers.. Soft Cover.

$8.95

Never Leave Your Head Uncovered : A Canadian Nursing Sister in World War Two

By Carter, Doris V

Waterdown, Ontario, Canada: Potlatch Publications, 1999 FINE First Edition Trade Paperback. Crisp, clean, square & tight, no markings, no wear. Approx. 6" x 9", 155 pages, illustrated. Doris Carter's riveting memoirs of her service in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps from 1940 to 1945 in military hospitals in England, Algeria, Sicily, Italy, and Belgium. Soon after D-Day, the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps Nursing Service reached its peak strength with more than 3200 members. . Soft Cover.

$14.95

CFB / BFC Cold Lake, Jet-Setting Through 35 Years, "A Commemorative Look" 1954-1989

By Department of Defence

National Defence, 1989 FINE commemorative publication printed for the 35th anniversary of CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. 8.5" x 11", 56 pages, illustrated in b&w and color, map of the base. Includes complete history of the base and its squadrons, arrival of CF-18 Hornet aircraft. Includes operations and training, ground crews, and histories of 410 Squadron, 419 Squadron, 441 Silver Fox Tactical Fighter Squadron, 416 Tactical Fighter Squadron, 42 Radar Squadron, 10 Field Training Unit, Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment, CF-18 Weapon System Software Unit. . Soft Cover.

$40.00

Montcalm and Wolfe - 100th Anniversary Edition

By Parkman, Francis

Toronto: Penguin Books Canada, 1984 FINE/VERY GOOD 1st printing of 100th Anniversary Edition. Higher quality book half-bound in cloth, green foil titles over marble decorated boards, sewn binding. Brand new conditionno markings, no wear. VG DJ with a trace of shelfwear and one 1/2 inch tear (expertly closed with archival cloth tape). 6.5" x 9.5", 590 pages, 75 illustrations, 9 maps, including endpapers, new forward by C. Vann Woodward. This book is considered historian Francis Parkman's faultlessly research masterpiece, and to this day it stands as a brilliant and thorough historical work - a rich experience - and in this fine binding, a superb copy for generations to enjoy. . Hard Cover.

$30.00

Vichy France and the Jews
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Vichy France and the Jews

By Marrus, Michael R.; Paxton, Robert O

NY: Basic Books, 1981 VG/VG 2nd Printing HCDJ. Very nice ex-lib book with expected markings, only occasional underlining and margin notes. Nice boards, square and solid, clean. Excellent DJ in mylar. 6.5" x 9.5", 432 pages. - More than 300 persons mentioned by name in this book. "The definitive account of a dark chapter in recent French history, and a major contribution to the history of the Jewish tragedy in wartime Europe." .. "Here for the first time is a detailed and comprehensive account of Vichy's own antisemitic policies and practices."... " Vichy policy began by banning Jews from positions of public influence and from the military, then moved on to the confiscation of property and internment, and ended by cooperating in the deportation from France, and the death in German camps, of over 75,000 Jews.". Hard Cover.

$18.00

The Third World War: The Untold Story

By Hackett, General Sir John

UK: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1982 FINE/VERY GOOD First Edition, 1st UK printing. An exceptional unmarked copy, square and solid, pristine interiors. Unclipped DJ has light edge wear. 6.25" x 9.5", 446 pages, index, 82 illustrations including maps. This is General Hackett's updated study of how a war would be fought between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, with advice from former Red Army officer Victor Suvorov, and Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky. An outstanding contribution to military knowledge and warfare techniques.. Hard Cover.

$24.95

The Mythical World of Nazi War Propaganda, 1939-1945
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The Mythical World of Nazi War Propaganda, 1939-1945

By Baird, Jay W

Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1974 VG/VG First Edition HCDJ, very nice ex school library with expected markings. Appears to have been handled sparingly (marked as being checked out twice only). Clean, square and tight, no corner bumps, nearly perfect DJ protected in mylar. Very scarce in original HCDJ. 6.25" x 9.25", 329 pages, index, rare photos of Hitler, Goebbels and Wener Naumann. - This account on the development of Nazi war propaganda during World War II is based in part on captured German archival material and on interviews with some of the leading figures in Goebbels's propaganda corps. Professor Baird presents the theory that Nazi ideology and propaganda were based on a mystical, irrational body of doctrine. The author analyzes both the ideological content and the technical handling of the propaganda. In discussing he framework of Nazi mythology he deals with the racial myths, the "Jewish-Bolshevik conspiracy", the warrior cult and theme of heroic death, and the myth of the "English plutocracy.". Hard Cover.

$130.00

Almost a Lifetime: Who Was the Unknown Woman?
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Almost a Lifetime: Who Was the Unknown Woman?

By McMahon, John

Saltspring Island, BC, Canada: Shamrock Publications, 2000 FINE Trade Paperback, 5th Printing (2004) SIGNED by the author on the title page. No creases, no markings other than author's signature, no wear. 6" x9", 297 pages, illustrated. Includes 3 photocopy handouts prepared by the author - an official copy of the layout of Stalag 88, Prayer to St. Peter found in a WWII hospital, and a guest editorial article on Remembrance Day. - The book tells the true experiences of a young man's journey in the 1940's. The author was aboard an aircraft that crashed into flames and left him as the only survivor of a 7-man crew. Equally exceptional is his account of a terrible ordeal in the winter of 1945. With thousands of comrades he struggled on foot over 400 miles across a frozen landscape. Had an unknown woman not helped, the authors chances of survival would have declined to nil.. Soft Cover.

$19.95

Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial: A Pictorial History

By Wisniewski, Richard A

Honolulu, Hawaii: Pacific Basin Enterprises, 1981 VERY GOOD+ second revised edition. Excellent covers, pristine unmarked interiors. 8.5" x 10.75", 64 pages, b&w and color photos. . Soft Cover.

$8.95

The Civil War: Great American Writers: The Red Badge of Courage, Tales of Civilians and Soldiers, Uncle Tom\'s Cabin
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The Civil War: Great American Writers: The Red Badge of Courage, Tales of Civilians and Soldiers, Uncle Tom's Cabin

By Crane, Stephen; Bierce, Ambrose; Stowe, Harriet Beecher

U.K.: Peerage Books, 1989 NEAR-FINE/NEAR-FINE 1st printing of this American Civil War compilation. No markings, nearly perfect covers and DJ, slightly tanned pages. 6.25" x 9.75", 301 pages. This powerful collection of writing contains 3 classic stories of the US Civil War, all originally published in the 19th century.. Hard Cover.

$9.95

Goshawk Squadron
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Goshawk Squadron

By Robinson, Derek

London: Cassell Military Paperbacks, 2003 FINE reprint softcover. Nearly perfect covers, as-new unmarked interiors, appears unread. 5" x 7.75", 224 pages. - Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this is Derek Robinson's masterly novel of the war in the air over the Western Front in 1918. It's a classic account of aerial operations during WWI. The book describes the misfortunes of a British flight squadron, the members of which experience disillusionment in the face of their commanding officer's merciless determination - and their convictions that the war will be lost. . Trade Paperback.

$9.95

Specks of Dust

By De-Jong, Elizabeth McCosham

Self Published, 1993 NEAR-FINE First Edition, 1st Printing. SIGNED by the author and hand-dated 1993. 5.5" x 8.5", 292 pages. Inscription and small marks on half-title page, otherwise clean & unmarked. - "Specks of Dust is a tale of a girl who must learn to reconcile her Jewish and Christian heritages. A girl torn between the competing claims of each, against a backdrop of an increasingly hostile Nazi Germany which looms ever larger. Specks of Dust begins with Elizabeth's placement in a Jewish orphanage in pre-World War II, Holland, at the age of nine, and her upbringing at the Mountain Institute, a home for Jewish boys and girls run by a Christian couple, in Laren. Specks of Dust is the story of how Elizabeth was "brought out" of Camp Westerborg by the bride of a resistance active Dutch family. Her own experiences as an active member of the resistance smuggling Jewish children to safety. Her immigration to Canada, a land of promise and opportunity.. Trade Paperback.

$24.00

Canada's Fighting Pilots: Canadian Portraits

By Cosgrove, Edmund

Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Co., 1967 VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD Second Edition, revised 1967 Edition. Owner's ID on front endpaper, and margin markings throughout. A crisp and clean copy with very nice blue and gold boards. Unclipped DJ has just light wear. 5.5" x 8", 173 pages, index, preface by Air Marshal Hugh L. Campbell. - Part of the publisher's 'Canadian Portrait' series, this book tells the stories of 12 of Canada's most outstanding aviators of the two World Wars: Bill Barker, VC - Billy Bishop, VC - Air Vice-Marshal Raymond Collishaw of the Desert Air Force - Black Mike McEwen, commander of the famous Six Group - John Fauquier, the Master Bomber of Peenemunde - George Beurling, the screwball pilot of Malta - Don Maclean, DSO, MC and Bar - G.E.H. McElroy, MC - Alan McLeod, VC - K.O. Moore - Andrew Mynarski, VC - and A.D. Ross, GC. . Hard Cover.

$18.00

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