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cover of THE QUEEN'S GIFT BOOK.  IN AID OF QUEEN MARY'S CONVALESCENT AUXILIARY HOSPITALS FOR SOLDIERS AND SAILORS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIMBS IN THE WAR.  (FIRST WORLD WAR.)

THE QUEEN'S GIFT BOOK. IN AID OF QUEEN MARY'S CONVALESCENT AUXILIARY HOSPITALS FOR SOLDIERS AND SAILORS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIMBS IN THE WAR. (FIRST WORLD WAR.)

by Galsworthy, John, Foreword. (Arthur James Balfour, J.M. Barrie, E.F. Benson, John Buchan, Hall Caine, Joseph Conrad, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jeffery Farnol, Jerome K. Jerome, Gilbert Parker, Neil Munro, Sapper, Ernest Thompson Seton, et al.)

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London: Hodder & Stoughton 160 pp, 9 7/8" H. No date, but c1918. Cream-coloured boards with dark blue lettering on spine/front board, dark blue crest on front board. A promotional leaflet (9 3/8" H x 7" W - 4 pages in total) with b&w photographs of Roehampton House and some of the patients supported by the sale of the… Read more
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cover of THE WARTIME LETTERS OF LESLIE & CECIL FROST, 1915-1919.

THE WARTIME LETTERS OF LESLIE & CECIL FROST, 1915-1919.

by Fleming, R.B., Editor. Foreword by Thomas H.B. Symons. (Leslie & Cecil Frost.)

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2007
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9781554580002
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Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007. 384 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Inscribed on half title page, and with inscribed business card taped in, by Thomas H.B. Symons, founding president of Trent University and author of the Foreword. "(B)rings to light the correspondence between two officer brothers and their family at home from 1915 to… Read more
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cover of THE CHILDREN'S STORY OF THE WAR.  FIRST 17 NUMBERS.

THE CHILDREN'S STORY OF THE WAR. FIRST 17 NUMBERS.

by Parrott, Edward, Sir.

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Toronto: Thomas Nelson & Sons The first 17 numbers of the series, no dates but circa 1915. 9 5/16" H, paper covers in shades of green, blue and khaki. Stated on each front cover: "Recommended by the Minister of Education for use in the Public and separate School Libraries of Ontario." Profusely illustrated in b&w with maps, battle plans, drawings,… Read more
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cover of LETTERS FROM THE FRONT.  BEING A RECORD OF THE PART PLAYED BY OFFICERS OF THE BANK IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919.  VOL. II.

LETTERS FROM THE FRONT. BEING A RECORD OF THE PART PLAYED BY OFFICERS OF THE BANK IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919. VOL. II.

by Jones, H.V.F., Introduction.

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Published
1921
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(Toronto): The Canadian Bank of Commerce, 1921. 498 pp, 9 7/8" H. **Volume II only.** Deep red cloth boards with blind stamped Greek key borders on front and rear boards, gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration on spine/front board. B&w illustrations - tissue-covered frontispiece, fold-out map, photographs - all present. "It was originally considered that one volume, containing… Read more
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cover of THE RED BARON'S LAST FLIGHT:  A MYSTERY INVESTIGATED.

THE RED BARON'S LAST FLIGHT: A MYSTERY INVESTIGATED.

by Franks, Norman and Bennett, Alan.

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1997
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First Canadian Edition
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9781550680461
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St Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell, 1997. 143 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps, color plates. "(A) detailed analysis of von Richthofen's last flight in which he pursued a Sopwith Camel across the Allied front line, and which ended in a mortal wound from a single bullet.The study is complemented by 3-D maps,… Read more
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cover of RICHTHOFEN: BEYOND THE LEGEND OF THE RED BARON.

RICHTHOFEN: BEYOND THE LEGEND OF THE RED BARON.

by Kilduff, Peter.

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1999
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Reprint
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9781860199905
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London: Brockhampton, 1999. 256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(P)rovides the first clear, fully-documented view of Manfred von Richthofen as an air-fighter, exemplary leader and an important figure in the development of German fighter units and tactics in the First World War. It was made possible by extensive research and, with the end of the Cold War,… Read more
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cover of WHEELS & TRACKS:  THE INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF MILITARY VEHICLES.  NUMBER 14, NUMBER 16 & NUMBER 18.  3 ITEMS IN TOTAL.

WHEELS & TRACKS: THE INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF MILITARY VEHICLES. NUMBER 14, NUMBER 16 & NUMBER 18. 3 ITEMS IN TOTAL.

by Vanderveen, Bart, editor.

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1985
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London: After the Battle / Battle of Britain Prints, 1985. 3 numbers of Wheels & Tracks magazine, 11 5/8" H. B&w photographs/drawings, colour photographs on covers. 1. Number 14 - 1985, 53 pp. Contents: Wooden Wheels (horse-drawn military transport); Satory X; Super Heavy Wreckers (US armed forces's recovery vehicles during '40s); Alexander's Ford Tourer (Field Marshal Alexander's staff car);… Read more
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cover of AIR WARFARE.  THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 20TH CENTURY CONFLICT.

AIR WARFARE. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 20TH CENTURY CONFLICT.

by Cooksley, Peter G.

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Published
1997
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First Edition
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9781854092236
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London: Arms and Armour, 1997. 287 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "This compilation of facts, figures and accounts provides a comprehensive reference for students (of aviation) at all levels. They will find comments on the inventors and manufacturers, the planners and strategists, the daring test pilots and the combative fighter and bomber crews; they will… Read more
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cover of FIGHTING AIRMAN: THE WAY OF THE EAGLE

FIGHTING AIRMAN: THE WAY OF THE EAGLE

by Biddle, Charles J. Edited by Stanley M. Ulanoff. Preface by Murray K. Guthrie. Biographical Sketch by James Norman Hall and Charles Nordoff.

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Published
1968
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New York: Doubleday, 1968. 289 pp., 8vo (8 3/8" H). B&w photographs, drawings. "A genuine classic of air combat reportage - the exciting battle memoirs of an American ace in World War I! In this true adventure story, one of (America's) earliest flying aces recreates the spectacle and drama of his flights with the French Air Service, the famed… Read more
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cover of A FLYING FIGHTER:  AN AMERICAN ABOVE THE LINES IN FRANCE.

A FLYING FIGHTER: AN AMERICAN ABOVE THE LINES IN FRANCE.

by Roberts, E.M., Lieut., R.F.C.

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1918
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1918. 339 pp, 7 5/8" H - blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs, including frontispiece - all present. From the Publisher's Note: "It was 1914 when this adventurous young American enlisted, and it was early in 1915 that he reached the Western Front. It was not until November, 1917,… Read more
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cover of DAVID AND WINSTON:  HOW THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN CHURCHILL AND LLOYD GEORGE CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY.

DAVID AND WINSTON: HOW THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN CHURCHILL AND LLOYD GEORGE CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY.

by Lloyd George, Robert.

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Published
2008
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Edition
First American Edition
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9781585679300
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Woodstock: Overlook, 2008. 303 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, political cartoons. "Although from different backgrounds, David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill forged a close friendship, delighting in each other's wit, rhetoric, and unconventionality. Both were outsiders. Neither attended university. Above all, both loved political sparring - often together, in the epic parliamentary battles of the start of… Read more
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cover of GREAT BRITAIN AND THE NEXT WAR.  (A REPLY TO BERNHARDI'S "GERMANY AND THE NEXT WAR".

GREAT BRITAIN AND THE NEXT WAR. (A REPLY TO BERNHARDI'S "GERMANY AND THE NEXT WAR".

by Doyle, A. Conan. (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.)

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Published
1914
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First American Edition
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Boston: Small, Maynard, 1914. 48 pp, 7 5/8" H, red paper-covered boards with black lettering/illustration on front board. "First printed in the Fortnightly Review in 1913." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle calls "to the attention of his fellow-countrymen the warning so openly given them by General von Bernhardi in his 'Germany and the Next War, (taking) occasion to analyze… Read more
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cover of THE WOMEN'S ROYAL ARMY CORPS.  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.

THE WOMEN'S ROYAL ARMY CORPS. FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.

by Bidwell, Shelford. Introduction by General Sir Ronald Adam.

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Published
1977
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9780850520996
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London: Leo Cooper, 1977. 141 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Women in a World at War; With the Armies in France; Beginning Again; Back to Work; Two Hundred Thousand Women; Chronicles of Success; Service Overseas; Anti-Aircraft Command; The Corps Today. Three very small foxing marks on contents page and scattered light foxing on edges… Read more
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cover of THE CANADIAN ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.  1918.  EIGHTEENTH YEAR OF ISSUE.

THE CANADIAN ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS. 1918. EIGHTEENTH YEAR OF ISSUE.

by Hopkins, J. Castell.

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1919
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Toronto: The Canadian Annual Review, 1919. 879 pp, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w tissue-covered photographic frontispiece (General Sir Arthur William Currie) plus additional b&w photographs throughout text. Advertising section, pages 834-857. Chapter Headings: Last Stages of the World War; The British Empire in the War; The United States and the War; Socialism and… Read more
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cover of THERE SHALL BE WINGS:  A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.

THERE SHALL BE WINGS: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.

by Roberts, Leslie.

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Published
1959
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Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1959. 290 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Leslie Roberts begins his history of the RCAF with an account of (the first flight in Canada on Baddeck Bay in 1909). Five and one-half years later the first World War broke out and (he) records the exploits in that conflict of the Canadians who took… Read more
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cover of THE CANADIAN ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.  1919.  NINETEENTH YEAR OF ISSUE.

THE CANADIAN ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS. 1919. NINETEENTH YEAR OF ISSUE.

by Hopkins, J. Castell.

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1920
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Toronto: The Canadian Annual Review, 1920. 955 pp, 9 1/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w photographs, drawing, map (Official Map of the Western Front When the Hindenburg Line was broken through by the British and Canadian Forces). Advertising section, pages 908-932. Chapter Headings: Canadian Echoes of the World War; Canadian Relations with Foreign Countries;… Read more
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cover of MARINE AIRCRAFT OF THE 1914-1918 WAR.

MARINE AIRCRAFT OF THE 1914-1918 WAR.

by Nowarra, Heinz J. With Bruce Robertson and Peter G. Cooksley.

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Published
1966
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Letchworth: Harleyford, 1966. 210 pp, 11 1/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 1/72 scale, 3-view drawings (many fold out) and colour frontispiece with tipped in corrected caption. Main section headings: Nation-by-Nation Review of Marine Aviation, 1914-1918; Landplanes at Sea; Austro-Hungarian Section; German Section; British Section; French Section; Russian Section;… Read more
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cover of THE FIRST GREAT AIR WAR.

THE FIRST GREAT AIR WAR.

by Bickers, Richard Townshend.

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Published
1988
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First Edition
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9780340263792
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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1988. 277 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "(T)he story of air operations during the First World War, 1914-1918, mainly on the Western Front. It was only eleven years after the Wright Brothers' first flight that the Royal Flying Corps set off for France and every aspect of air-fighting had to be discovered for… Read more
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cover of VALOUR AT VIMY RIDGE: CANADIAN HEROES OF WORLD WAR I.  AMAZING STORIES SERIES.

VALOUR AT VIMY RIDGE: CANADIAN HEROES OF WORLD WAR I. AMAZING STORIES SERIES.

by Douglas, Tom.

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2008
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Revised Edition
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9781552770412
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Toronto: James Lorimer, 2008. 143 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w map, photographs. "A defining moment in Canadian military history. A much-needed Allied victory. A show of valour and heroism. The battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 saw Canadian troops storm a strategic 14-kilometre long escarpment that was believed to be impregnable. This was the… Read more
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cover of CAMP VERNON:  A CENTURY OF CANADIAN  MILITARY HISTORY.

CAMP VERNON: A CENTURY OF CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY.

by Rayment, Hugh & Sherlock, Patrick. Foreword By Pierre Berton.

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Published
2003
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9780968791714
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Vernon, B.C.: Kettle Valley, 2003. 524 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Camp Vernon officially celebrated "its Centennial as an army training camp in 2008. However, historical records indicate that discussions for its formation and actual military training activities began as early as 1896. This is a book of historical events and the personal stories… Read more
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