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Secret Pigeon Service. Operation Columba, Resistance and the Struggle to Liberate Europe.

By Corera, Gordon:

London: William Collins, 2018 First edition, first impression. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 326pp. With colour and b&w photos in plates, and a map. The work of the British Intelligence section MII4(d) which operated pigeons to gather intelligence from resistance civilians in Belgium during the Second World War. A Very Good copy in a very good dustjacket. Previous owners name to end paper small mark to back.Jackets shows light handling/ rubbing marks


Memories of the Air War in East Anglia. A Nostalgic Tribute to the US 8th Air Force in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Beyond.

By Bowman, Martin W.:

Wellington: Halsgrove, 2009 First edition. HB: Cloth and photo-illustrated dustjacket. 128pp. With colour and historic b&w photos and illustrations throughout. The memories and experiences of ordinary people, including air force personnel, about the air war in the east of England. a Very good copywhich would be fine except for a large gift inscription on half-title page.


Voices from Jutland. A Centenary Commemoration.

By Crossley, Jim (Signed):

Barnsley: Pen & Sword Maritime, 2016 First edition. Signed by the author on half-title (just signature). HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket by Jon Wilkinson 202pp. With 8 pages of b&w photos in plates, plus line drawings of the ships, and battle charts, and facsimile of a letter. Critical analysis of the strategic mistakes, strengths and weaknesses of both the British and German fleets at Jutland, and its context in the First World War. Fine copy.


A History of the Soviet Army.

By Garder, Michel:

London: Pall Mall Press, 1966 First English edition, a revised version of the original 1959 French edition. HB. Cloth and photo-illustrated dustjacket. 226pp. The author was in the French army and served in the Resistance in WW2; he was a leading authority on the Soviet military. From the Imperial Russian Army to the Red Army and the Revolution, to the cold war. Very Good in Good+ jacket.. Jacket very good, lightly rubbed edges back shows light handling wear. Not price clipped and without inscriptions.


Torpedo Airmen. Missions with Bristol Beauforts 1940-42.

By Nesbit, Roy Conyers:

London: William Kimber, 1983 First edition. HB. Cloth and colour pictorial dustjacket after painting by Michael Turner. 234pp. With many b&w photos in plates, and 7 maps. Based on survivors' accounts and his own wartime experiences, the torpedo bomber missions of RAF Beauforts in various theatres of the Second World War. A near fine copy, with owner's name to title page and small mark to one page.


Spitfire A Test Pilot's Story

By Quill, Jeffrrey:

London: John Murray 1983 Hardcover, First Edition in dustjacket, xiv, 316pages , illustrated. A Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket


The New Spies. Exploring the Frontiers of Espionage.

By Adams, James:

London: Hutchinson, 1994 First edition, first impression. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket . 380pp. No illustrations, some diagrams in appendices. With access to intelligence and security networks in Britain, the USA and Russia, the author charts the changes that have happened to them since the end of the Cold War, and the relationship between technology and human spies. Very Good+ book, with a little spotting to top closed edges, in Very Good+ jacket, which has slight colour fade to spine.


A History of the Royal Navy, from the Earliest Times to the Wars of the French Revolution. In Two Volumes.

By Nicolas, Sir Nicholas Harris, G.C.M.G.:

London: Richard Bentley, 1847 First edition, two volumes, complete (due to author's death, the history only reached as far as the 15th century by the end of Vol. 2). HB. Blue cloth with gilt titles to spines, Vol.1 has gilt crest to front cover, Vol. 2 has blind-stamped decorations to front and back covers. Vol. 1: xxv, 469pp. With engraved frontispiece plates, and small line drawings in text. Vol. 2: vii, 534pp. With engraved frontispiece plate. A Good only set overall. The pages are very good and clean, with only some light foxing to front plate of Vol. 1, and the closed edges darkened as usual. However the covers are worn: though the gilt is bright to Vol. 1, the spine is frayed at ends and the front cover has pulled away from the spine (front internal hinge cracked). Vol. 2 cover has frayed spine ends and is generally dulled woth browning to spine cloth.


A Miscellany of British Flags.

By Thorne, Captain G.G.:

Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, 1948 First edition. HB. Grey paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine, lettered in blue with image of red ensign flag to front. 45pp. With 2 colour plates of Royal Navy flags. The origin and usage of British flags at sea. Very Good copy. Light wear to cover edges, with bumped top corner (and creases to this corner to pages as a result). Light browning to page centres and endpapers.


Napoleon's Army 1807-1814, as Depicted in the Prints of Aaron Martinet.

By Dempsey Jr., Guy C.:

London: Arms and Armour Press, 1997 First edition. HB. Cloth and colour pictorial dustjacket. 256pp, quarto. With 162 full page colour plates reproducing the prints made during the Napoleonic wars by Aaron Martinet showing the various ranks and soldiers of the French army. With detailed captions to each image as well as introduction and appendices. A Fine copy.


Nelson The Admiral.

By White, Colin:

Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2005 Reprint in same year as first published. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 240pp, quarto. With 14 colour illustrations in plates, 56 b&w illustrations in text and 6 maps and battle plans. Published in association with the Royal Naval Museum, where the author was a director. Foreword by The First Sea Lord. Fine in Fine jacket, which has a hin strip of colour fade to spine edge.



By Bush, Captain Eric Wheler:

London: George Allen & Unwin, 1975 First edition. HB. Blue cloth, silver titles and pictorial dustjacket. Blue tinted top page edges. 335pp. With 39 b&w photos in plates, and 5 maps. The author began a distinguished naval career as a midshipman at Gallipoli aged 15. Front flap of jacket has an endorsement from Lady Spencer-Churchill. A Fine copy, with price-clipped jacket.


1938. Hitler's Gamble.

By MacDonogh, Giles:

London: Constable, 2009 First edition. HB. Cloth, and photo-illustrated dustjacket. 380pp. With b&w photos in plates and a map. Argues that the events of 1938 marked a turning point in the history of the Third Reich, with the Anschluss in Austria, purge of the army and escalating persecution of Jews, effectively the beginning of the road to war in Europe. Fine in Fine jacket, now in clear sleeve.


S.A.S. in Tuscany. 1943--1945.

By Lett, Brian:

Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2011 First edition. HB. Cloth and colour photo-illustrated dustjacket. 246pp. With b&w photos in plates and maps. The story of three SAS operations in enemy occupied Italy, working with local partisans, one of which ended in disaster. One of the missions with SOE was commanded by the author's father Gordon Lett. A Fine copy.


Air War Market Garden. Volume Three. The Shrinking Perimeter.

By Bowman, Martin W.:

Barnsley: Pen & Sword Aviation, 2013 First edition. HB. Cloth, and pictorial dustjacket . 214pp. With b&w photos in plates and a map. Detailed history of the air operations of Operation Market Garden in September 1944 (battle of Arnhem), based on individual accounts by airmen and soldiers. Fine copy.


Flawed Victory. Jutland, 1916.

By Yates, Keith:

London: Chatham Publishing, 2000 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 314pp. With b&w photos in plates and battle maps in text. A fresh look at the battle of Jutland and its long aftermath of debate and controversy. Fine book in Fine jacket.


Find, Fix and Strike. The Fleet Air Arm at War. 1939-45.

By Winton, John:

London: B.T. Batsford, 1980 First edition. HB. Cloth and photo-illustrated dustjacket . 152pp. With 60 b&w photos in plates and 8 maps in text. Partly based on eye-witness accounts by air crew. This copy has a gift inscription on front free endpaper to a Royal Navy officer. Very Good in Very Good jacket, which is price-clipped and has some colour fade to spine.


Dead Men Risen. The Welsh Guards and the Real Story of Britain's War in Afghanistan.

By Harnden, Toby:

London: Quercus, 2011 First edition. HB. Cloth, gilt titles, and colour photo-illustrated dustjacket. 610pp. With colour photos in plates, colour maps to endpapers and b&w photos and maps in text. The Welsh Guards in Helmand province in 2009, where the author covered their campaign. Detailed account of their casualties and the horrors they faced, with a critical view of their resources and the way the war was run. Fine in Fine jacket, now in clear removable sleeve.


Death from the Skies. The Zeppelin Raids over Norfolk. 19 January 1915.

By Wyatt, R.J.:

Norwich: Gliddon Books, 1990 First edition. Paperback: colour pictorial card wrappers, 53pp, quarto. With b&w photos in plates and illustrations in text, including maps. The damaging raids on King's Lynn and Great Yarmouth, a detailed history based on original research. Fine copy.


Nemesis. The Battle for Japan, 1944-45

By Hastings, Max:

London: HarperCollins, 2007 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket . 674p, h: 25 cms. B/w photo plates. Based partly on eye-witness accounts from all sides, the final years of the war in the Pacific, including neglected areas such as China's war with Japan. Fine in Fine protected jacket.


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