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cover of PACIFIC PAYBACK:  THE CARRIER AVIATORS WHO AVENGED PEARL HARBOR AT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY.

PACIFIC PAYBACK: THE CARRIER AVIATORS WHO AVENGED PEARL HARBOR AT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY.

by Moore, Stephen L.

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2014
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9780451465528
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New York: NAL Caliber / Penguin, 2014. 436 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Sunday, December 7, 1941, dawned clear and bright over the Pacific. But for the Dauntless dive-bomber crews of the USS Enterprise, returning to their home base on Oahu, it was a morning from hell. Flying directly into the Japanese ambush at Pearl Harbor, they… Read more
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cover of OPERATION CHOWHOUND:  THE MOST RISKY, MOST GLORIOUS US BOMBER MISSION OF WWII.

OPERATION CHOWHOUND: THE MOST RISKY, MOST GLORIOUS US BOMBER MISSION OF WWII.

by Dando-Collins, Stephen.

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Published
2015
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First Edition
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9781137279637
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New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015. 248 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Beginning with a crazy plan hatched by a suspect prince, and an even crazier reliance on the word of the Nazis, Operation Chowhound was devised. Between May 1 and May 8, 1945, 2,268 military units flown by the USAAF dropped food to 3.5 million starving Dutch… Read more
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cover of NO VICTORY IN VALHALLA:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF THIRD BATTALION 506 PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT FROM BASTOGNE TO BERCHTESGADEN.

NO VICTORY IN VALHALLA: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THIRD BATTALION 506 PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT FROM BASTOGNE TO BERCHTESGADEN.

by Gardner, Ian. Foreword by Ed Shames. Introduction by James "Pee Wee" Martin.

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2014
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9781472801333
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Oxford: Osprey, 2014. 352 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "In late November 1944, after 71 days on the line in Holland, the 506th PIR was withdrawn having suffered heavy losses during Operation Market Garden, and each paratrooper was looking forward to three months rest, recuperation, and restructuring. However, this was not to be. On December 16th, the… Read more
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cover of CLAIMS TO FAME:  THE LANCASTER.

CLAIMS TO FAME: THE LANCASTER.

by Franks, Norman.

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Published
1994
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Very Good
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Reprint
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9781854092205
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London: Arms and Armour, 1994. 222 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "This book celebrates the Lancaster 'centenarians' - 34 machines that achieved the remarkable goal of 100 or more operations flown during the course of the Second World War. A Lancaster crew's first tour of duty stood at 30 operations, but both men and aircraft often failed to… Read more
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cover of THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.  VOLUME TWO - 1933-1966.

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT. VOLUME TWO - 1933-1966.

by Stevens, G.R. Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince Philip.

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Published
1967
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London, Ontario: London Printing & Lithographing, 1967. 420 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Copyright date 1967. Map endpapers, colour portrait (HRH Prince Philip), b&w photographs, fold-out maps. "The second volume of the history of The Royal Canadian Regiment describes difficulties of peacetime service during the Depression, three years in Britain after the outbreak of the Second World War, participation… Read more
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cover of INTO BATTLE:  SPEECHES BY THE RIGHT HON. WINSTON S. CHURCHILL, P.C., M.P.

INTO BATTLE: SPEECHES BY THE RIGHT HON. WINSTON S. CHURCHILL, P.C., M.P.

by Churchill, Winston S. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill.

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Published
1941
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First Edition
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London: Cassell, 1941. 313 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographic frontispiece with facsimile signature. First edition with the September 3, 1939 speech omitted and no pagination at the foot of pages 214 & 294. The first volume of Churchill's World War II speeches, covering May 1938 to November 1940. Includes: "The Fruits of Munich", March 14, 1939; "The Loss… Read more
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cover of BOMB GIRLS:  TRADING APRONS FOR AMMO.

BOMB GIRLS: TRADING APRONS FOR AMMO.

by Dickson, Barbara. (Inscribed.)

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2015
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Third Printing
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9781459731165
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Toronto: Dundurn, 2015. 286 pp, 9" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Laid in at front: b&w plan of General Engineering Company (Canada) Litd. (GECO) complex, Scarboro, Ontario, circa 1942. Inscribed on title page: "To C____, / Peace! / Barbara Dickson". "What was it like to work in a Canadian Second World War munitions factory? What were working conditions… Read more
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cover of TESTAMENTS OF HONOUR:  PERSONAL HISTORIES OF CANADA'S WAR VETERANS.

TESTAMENTS OF HONOUR: PERSONAL HISTORIES OF CANADA'S WAR VETERANS.

by Heathcote, Blake. Foreword by Richard Gwyn.

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Published
2002
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First Edition
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9780385658461
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Doubleday Canada, 2002. 341 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The experiences of the men and women included here are powerful and unforgettable, whether it is the story of a parachuter who relives his night-blind drop behind enemy lines or a prisoner of war who describes the unlikely friendship that developed between a German guard and two of his… Read more
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cover of 2 GROUP R.A.F.  A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945.  (RAF)

2 GROUP R.A.F. A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945. (RAF)

by Bowyer, Michael J.F.

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Published
1992
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Near Fine
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9780947554255
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Somerton, Somerset: Crecy, 1992. 532 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2' H). B&w photographs, maps. "No. 2 Group was formed in Bomber Command to support the Army. After equipping with Blenheims it specialized in daylight operations. It engaged in the first raid of the war. After taking part in the Norweigan campaign, it was thrown into the struggle to save… Read more
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cover of THE SAD SACK.

THE SAD SACK.

by Baker, George, Sergeant. Introduction by Sgt. Marion Hargrove.

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Published
1944
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Fourth printing.
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1944. Unpaginated, 7 1/2" H. Maroon cloth with black lettering on spine, small black illustration on front board. Price of $2.00 on bottom of dust jacket front flap. 115 b&w cartoons by George Baker who, prior to being inducted into the army in 1941, had worked for Walt Disney. "The Sack is the perfect… Read more
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cover of TIGER COLOURS.  WYDAWNICTWO MILITARIA 136.

TIGER COLOURS. WYDAWNICTWO MILITARIA 136.

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Published
2001
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Fine
ISBN
9788372191052
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Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Militaria, 2001. 50 pp, 11 5/8" H. Full colour illustrations (generally three per page, including inside of covers and rear cover) of German Tiger tanks. The text consists of bilingual captions (Polish/English) under the illustrations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright.. Not Signed. Soft Cover. Fine.… Read more
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cover of PANZER COLOURS.

PANZER COLOURS.

by Winiarski, Artur.

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Published
1994
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Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Militaria, 1994. 96 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, markings, colour profiles, paint samples glued in on last page. **Main text is in Polish only - captions below colour profiles are in Polish/English.** Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a very tiny scuff on the edge… Read more
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cover of SO MANY:  A FOLIO DEDICATED TO ALL WHO SERVED WITH RAF BOMBER COMMAND, 1939-45.

SO MANY: A FOLIO DEDICATED TO ALL WHO SERVED WITH RAF BOMBER COMMAND, 1939-45.

by Gunston, Bill, editor. Biographies by John Golley and Bill Gunston.

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Published
1995
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Very Good
Edition
First Canadian Edition
ISBN
9780771573347
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Toronto: Macmillan, 1995. 276 pp, folio (12 3/4" H). Integral ribbon bookmark. B&w and colour photographs, colour silhouettes. "The central theme is the courage of thousands of men - most of them from ordinary backgrounds in Britain and the Empire, but including important groups from countries overrun by Germany - who survived one of the most severe and prolonged… 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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Published
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 COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1942-1943.  POSTER BOOK.

COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1942-1943. POSTER BOOK.

by Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo.

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Published
1988
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Very Good -
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9780517665787
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New York: Military Press, 1988. 63 pp, folio (15 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with full and double page 3-view colour drawings, b&w photographs. Brief histories of each aircraft and technical details. This volume: Nakajima Ki-44; Kawasaki Ki-61; Kawanishi N1K; Martin B-26; Grumman TBF; North American P-51B; Martin Baltimore; Republic P-47; Yakovlev Yak-9; Tupolev Tu-2; IAR 80; Focke Wulf Fw.190 F;… Read more
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cover of THE BIRTH OF MODERN BRITAIN.  A JOURNEY INTO BRITAIN'S ARCHAEOLOGICAL PAST:  1550 TO THE PRESENT.

THE BIRTH OF MODERN BRITAIN. A JOURNEY INTO BRITAIN'S ARCHAEOLOGICAL PAST: 1550 TO THE PRESENT.

by Pryor, Francis.

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Published
2011
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Very Good
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Second Printing
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9780007299126
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London: Harper, 2011. 299 pp, 9 1/2" H. Colour plates. "The pioneers of agricultural and industrial revolutions were often far too busy innovating and making things to record what was taking place around them, but fortunately for us the buildings and machines they left behind can bring the period vividly to life. During the Second World War, the… 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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Very Good
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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 RCAF:  SQUADRON HISTORIES AND AIRCRAFT 1924-1968.  HISTORICAL PUBLICATION 14, CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM.

RCAF: SQUADRON HISTORIES AND AIRCRAFT 1924-1968. HISTORICAL PUBLICATION 14, CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM.

by Kostenuk, Samuel and Griffin, John.

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Published
1977
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First Edition
ISBN
9780888665775
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Toronto / Sarasota: Samuel Stevens / Hakkert, 1977. 255 pp + errata page at rear, 4to (12 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, unit badges. "From a small beginning of fewer than two thousand, the Royal Canadian Air Force expanded to a magnificent force of over two hundred thousand in the Second World War. Their accomplishments in that… Read more
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cover of THIS ARMY VOL. 2:  ANOTHER MAPLE LEAF ALBUM.

THIS ARMY VOL. 2: ANOTHER MAPLE LEAF ALBUM.

by Coughlin, Bing. Lt.-Col. C.W. Gilchrist, Foreword.

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Published
1945
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First Edition
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Rome, Italy : No. 2 Canadian Public Relations Group, 1945. 63 pp, 9 1/4" H. "A portfolio of (b&w) cartoons drawn on the Italian battle front especially for The Maple Leaf, Canadian Army newspaper". As a sargeant with the 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, the 32-year-old cartoonist participated in the invasion of Sicily and served through four months of… Read more
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cover of WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.  PARTS 5-8.  PART 5: TOWING AND SALVAGE.  PART  6: TRAWLERS. PART  7: COASTAL FORCES.  PART 8: LANDING CRAFT.  4 VOLUMES IN TOTAL.

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London: Ian Allan Parts 5 - 8 of the series - 4 volumes in total - 7 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Part 5: Miscellaneous vessels engaged in harbour, towing and salvage vessels duties - 71 pp, 1962. Contents: Abbreviations; Amenities ships; Auxiliary netlayers; Base and accommodation ships; Boom defence vessels; Boom carriers; Coastal salvage vessels; Convoy rescue ships;… Read more
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