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From Playgrounds to Battlefields

by Van der Byl, Piet

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9780869780022
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(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1971) 0869780026. 8vo; original grey cloth; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (xiv) + 290; black-and-white plates; maps. Number 1599 of an edition limited to 1850 copies. Dustwrapper lightly sunned on spine panel; earlier owner's name signed on front pastedown; faint tape marks to endpapers; some spotting to top edge; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "This is… Read more
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The New Mercenaries

by Mockler, Anthony

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9780283992964
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(London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1985) 0283992964. 8vo; original pale brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. viii + (ii) + 374, incl. index; plates; maps. Dustwrapper partially sunned and a little edgeworn; gift inscription to front free endpaper; trace of foxing to edges and endpapers, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Good condition. "When mercenaries suddenly reappeared on… Read more
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(London: Hamish Hamilton, 1967). A title in the "Famous Regiments" series, edited by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks. 8vo; original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 149; illustrations in text. Ex-library copy; spine a little cocked; front endpapers adhering; trace of ripple to early prelims.; stamps to copyright page; some tape marks to upper board… Read more
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The Royal Navy

by MacArthur, Lieut. D. Wilson

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(London: Collins, 1941). Small 4to; original pale blue cloth, with navy emblem and lettering to upper cover; pictorial endpapers; pp. 72; monochrome illustrations in text; some full-page colour illustrations. Trace of spotting to cover; light browning; occasional fox spot. Good condition. Popular wartime overview of all aspects of the Royal Navy, dealing with everything from Life on a Big Ship… Read more
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The British Army

by Gorman, Major J. T.

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(London: Collins, 1941). Small 4to; original buff-coloured cloth, with dark brown emblem and lettering to upper cover; pictorial endpapers; pp. 72; monochrome illustrations in text; some full-page colour illustrations. Regular, light browning; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. Popular wartime overview of all aspects of the British Army, dealing with everything from the Royal Tank Regiment to Mascots and Military… Read more
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The Royal Air Force

by Sprigg, Squadron Ldr. T. Stanhope

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(London: Collins, 1941). Small 4to; original blue cloth, with silver gilt emblem and lettering to upper cover; pictorial endpapers; pp. 72; monochrome illustrations in text; some full-page colour illustrations. Regular, light browning; occasional fox spot. Good condition. Popular wartime overview of all aspects of the Royal Air Force, dealing with everything from How R.A.F. Pilots are Made to The Battle… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Central News Agency, 1922, 2nd edition). Compiled from photographs taken by representatives of "The Star". 183 x 248 mm; small oblong quarto booklet, side-stitched; original pictorial wrappers; unpaginated, but pp. (64); 28 plate leaves, with captioned illustrations on recto and verso; two loosely inserted folding plates (Panoramic view showing the areas of Fordsburg and Brixton in which fighting took… Read more
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(Port Elizabeth, 1906). With Photographs and Illustrations supplied by Staff-Sergt. R. S. Emslie. Small 4to (147 x 109 mm); printed papered boards; pp. (xvi) + 421; frontis. portrait; several photographic plates, incl. folding, and photographs in text. (Mendelssohn I, p. 675; SABIB 2, p. 489) Boards somewhat rubbed, and backstrip fractured; earlier owner's crude tape reinforcing to upper… Read more
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Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag

by Swart, Allen (layout)

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(Pretoria: Directorate of Public Relations, South African Defence Force, 1990). 295 x 210 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial wrappers; pp. 40; colour photographs with captions. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. Colour brochure detailing all aspects of the South African Defence Force (Army, Air Force, Navy, Medical Services) during the final days of the National Party government and the war on the northern… Read more
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(Cape Town: Purnell, 1974) 360001963. Volume IV in the series 'South African Forces World War II'. 8vo; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xii + (ii) + 448, incl. index; plates; maps. Dustwrapper a bit creased and edgeworn, with archival tape repairs to reverse of tear at head of spine panel; bump to… Read more
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(Cape Town: Purnell, 1978) 0868430080. Volume VI in the series 'South African Forces World War II'. 8vo; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xviii + 494, incl. index; several plates and maps, incl. folding. Dustwrapper ever so slightly rubbed, with a little wear to top edge; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "With… Read more
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War in the Desert

by Orpen, Neil

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(Cape Town: Purnell, 1971) 360001513. Volume III of 'South African Forces World War II'. 8vo; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xii + 538, incl. index; monochrome plates; battle plans and maps in text; large folding map. Dustwrapper sunned on spine panel; gift inscription to front free endpaper; occasional fox spot. Very good… Read more
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(Cape Town: Struik, 1970). Volume 36 in the Africana Collectanea series. Number 618 of an edition limited to 1000 copies. 8vo; original red rexine, lettered in gilt on spine and with publisher's device in gilt to upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (xii) + 318, incl. index; plates. Dustwrapper ever so slightly rubbed, with lightly sunned spine panel; some foxing to… Read more
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(Cape Town: Purnell, 1968). Volume I in the series 'South African Forces World War II'. 8vo; original blue boards, with gilt lettering to spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xiv + 390, incl. index; several maps and battle plans, incl. folding; plates. Gift inscription to front free endpaper; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "The East African and Abyssinian Campaigns… Read more
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Sabotage and Torture

by Cole, Barbara

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9780620130264
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(Durban: Three Knights, 1988) 0620130261. Author's signed presentation inscription to title page, with loosely inserted signed compliments slip. 8vo; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper (housed in removable protector); pp. (xiv) + 209, incl. index; map; plates; some illustrations in text. Some foxing to top edge. Very good condition. An account of the horrifying experiences… Read more
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South Africa in World War II

by Mervis, Joel

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(Johannesburg: Times Media Ltd, 1989). 285 x 210 mm; pictorial wraps; pp. 98; black-and-white photographs. Very good condition. "Bravery and military skill do not depend primarily on the size of an army, but flow rather from the character and martial quality of the people in it. By that test South Africans emerged with honour and distinction. Their… Read more
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(Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal Press, 1987) 0869805649. 210 x 145 mm; laminated pictoral wrappers; pp. xvi + 204, incl. index; photographs. Trace of browning to edges; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "In the misty morning of 17 February 1917 a crowded troopship was making its cautious way to France. Suddenly, another vessel loomed up out of the fog, and… Read more
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(Cape Town: Maskew Miller, [1929]). 8vo; original red cloth, lettered in black on spine and upper cover; dustwrapper; pp. vii + (iii) + 232; plates. Dustwrapper very tanned, mottled and edgeworn; extremities rubbed and bumped; spine ends and portion of upper board's top edge sunned; hand-stamp to front free endpaper; binding slack and hinges just starting. Fair condition. Loosely inserted… Read more
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(Pretoria: South African Air Force Journal, 1948). 248 x 178 mm; printed wrappers; pp. xvi + 60 + [xvii-xx]; illustrations; some adverts. Light wear to head of spine; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. Foreword by Jan Smuts. Uncommon. .
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Verby die Wit Brug

by Coetzee, Johan

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9780798108423
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(Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 1981) 0798108428. 8vo; original brown boards, lettered in white on spine; dustwrapper; pp. 143. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. "Ken u 'n soldaat wat by die grens was? Min van ons kan vandag sê ons staan nie in verhouding tot iemand wat diens by die grens gedoen… Read more
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