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SCUM OF THE EARTH
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SCUM OF THE EARTH

By Arthur Koestler

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) The gripping story of the author's arrest, imprisonment, and subsequent escape to London from Nazi-occupied France. Arthur Koestler is now an essential part of the English literary landscape both as political activist, and the author of Darkness at Noon. He stands beside George Orwell as one of the key writers of the twentieth century who embraced communism but would later turn against the "party"and denounce the tragic distortions and abuses that had betrayed the great vision. (Published: 1991) (Publisher: Eland Books) (ISBN: 0907871070) (Pagination: 250pp) (Condition: Good in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$7.51

PIERRE LAVAL AND THE ECLIPSE OF FRANCE

By Geoffrey Warner

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Dustjacket torn. Boards and text unmarked. A biographical study One of the most reviled men of World War II - He served as Prime Minister of France from 27 January 1931 to 20 February 1932, and a second time from 7 June 1935 to 24 January 1936. Following France's defeat and armistice with Germany in 1940, he served in prominent roles in the Vichy Regime, first as the vice-president of the Council of Ministers from 11 July 1940 to 13 December 1940, and later as the head of government from 18 April 1942 to 20 August 1944. He was shot by firing squad on 15th October 1945. After the liberation of France in 1944, Laval was arrested by the French government under General Charles de Gaulle. In what was widely regarded as a flawed trial, Laval was found guilty of plotting against the security of the State and collaboration with the enemy, and after a thwarted suicide attempt, he was executed by firing squad (Published: 1968) (Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode) (Pagination: xx + 461pp, 26 ills, maps) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$18.03

FAREWELL TO SPANDAU
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FAREWELL TO SPANDAU

By Lieutenant-Colonel Tony Le Tissier

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) The author was the last British Governor of the notorious Spandau Prison. He tells how the four wartime Allies ran the prison, and also of the final years of Rudolf Hess's life, the last inmate, countering many rumours and allegations of his imprisonment there. (Published: 1994) (Publisher: Ashford Buchan & Enright) (ISBN: 1852532874) (Pagination: 180pp, ills, maps) (Condition: very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.02

THE ANSWERS OF ERNST VON SALOMON

By Ernst von Salomon and Translator Constantine Fitzgibbon

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) The author, a highly intelligent Prussian Nationalist lived through the rise to power of Hitler and the Third Reich. A member of the Freikorps, he fought against the Spartacists in Berlin and in the Baltic states and aided in the murder of German Foreign Minister, Walther Rathenau in 1922. For this he served 5 years penal servitude. He was rejected for military service, but in the final phase of the war was an adjutant in the Volksturm. In 1945 he was imprisoned by the Americans and was required to complete a denazification questionaire. Its 131 headings covered every phase of his life, and by answering these questions in his own style he wrote a complete history of the society he lived in from 1918 to 1946. (Published: 1954) (Publisher: Putnam Publishers) (ISBN: No ISBN) (Pagination: 546pp) (Condition: good in torn d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$57.09

FROM THE RED ARMY TO SOE

By Major L H Manderstam

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) The author was born in Riga and as a teenager became a Colonel in the Red Army raised by Trotsky. He rebelled and escaped to Africa from Russia in the 1920's. In 1939 he joined the British SOE (Special Operations Executive)heading the newly formed Angola section. he served in North Africa, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and Germany. He was appointed head of the Russian section of SOE. (Published: 1985) (Publisher: William Kimber) (ISBN: 0718305884) (Pagination: 176pp, 50 ills, maps) (Condition: small mark on title page and endpaper. Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.01

FASCISM IN BRITAIN: A HISTORY, 1918-1985
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FASCISM IN BRITAIN: A HISTORY, 1918-1985

By Richard Thurlow

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Tracing the origins of British Fascism from shortly after World War I, this book presents a portrait of the movement in the 1930s. It reassesses Mosley's career, describes the reasons for internment in 1940 and the effect it had on leading fascists, exposes the famous Britons who subscribed to fascism, reveals the ominous re-emergence of the movement after 1945 including the formation of the National Front, and explains its remarkable persistence into the l980s (Published: 1987) (Publisher: Basil Blackwell) (ISBN: 0631136185) (Pagination: 317pp, 25 b/w photos) (Condition: very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.02

OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE: THE TRAGEDY OF LEOPOLD III OF THE BELGIANS 1901-1941

By Roger Keyes

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) When World War II broke out in September 1939, the French and British governments immediately sought to persuade Belgium to join them. Leopold and his government refused, maintaining Belgium's neutrality. On 10 May 1940, the Wehrmacht invaded Belgium. On the first day of the offensive, the principal Belgian strong point of Fort Eben-Emael was overwhelmed by a daring paratroop operation and the defensive perimeter thus penetrated before any French or British troops could arrive. Nevertheless, the Belgian perseverance prevented the British Expeditionary Force from being outflanked and cut off from the coast, enabling the evacuation from Dunkirk. (Published: 1984) (Publisher: Secker & Warburg) (ISBN: 0436233207) (Pagination: xvi + 521pp, 56 illustrations, maps.) (Condition: very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.01

MARK CLARK

By Martin Blumenson

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) A detailed biography, using many private papers and diaries, published after Clark's death. The former Deputy to Eisenhower, he commanded the 5th and 15th Army Groups in the Italian Campaign, fighting through Salerno, Anzio, Cassino to Rome and the German surrender. During the Korean War, he took over as commander of the United Nations Command succeeding General Matthew Ridgway (Published: 1985) (Publisher: Jonathan Cape) (ISBN: 0224022997) (Pagination: 306pp, photos, maps.) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.01

YEARS OF COMMAND: A PERSONAL STORY OF THE SECOND WAR IN THE AIR

By Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Sholto Douglas GCB

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) D/w rubbed at edges. Boards and text very good. The second volume of the autobiography of Sholto Douglas. Douglas was a RAF Commander-in-Chief from the Battle of Britain to the end of the war. His operational commands included Fighter Command, RAF Middle East, and Coastal Command. After the Second World War he was Commander in Chief in Germany. (Published: 1966) (Publisher: Collins) (Pagination: 382pp, 22 photos, index.) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$12.02

A FULL LIFE

By Lt. General Sir Brian Horrocks KCB, KBE

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Black boards no d/w. Previous owner name on endpaper.The author's own account of his distinguished & successful military career. He was captured in WWI & became a prisoner of the Bolsheviks in Siberia. After Commanding a battalion at Dunkirk, & XIII Corps in North Africa he led XXX Corps in Normandy after D-Day. He participated in the Arnhem & the Ardennes operations, ending the war taking the surrender of German forces in Northern Germany. As one of Britain's most dynamic WWII generals he was invalided out of the Army & went on to take up the distinguished post as Black Rod in the House of Lords in the British Parliament. (Published: 1960) (Publisher: Collins) (Pagination: 320pp, 22 ills, 10 maps, index) (Condition: Good in black boards) UL-XXXXXX

$9.01

THREE YEARS WITH EISENHOWER

By Captain H C Butcher

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Good in black cloth,no d/w. The author was Naval Aide to Eisenhower from 1942 to 1945 and was with him during the campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and North West Europe. When published these recollections caused considerable controversy, being an inside account of the political and military strategies of the time. (Published: 1946) (Publisher: Heinemann) (Pagination: xviii + 749pp, photos, ep maps) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$9.01

TO HELL AND BACK

By Audie Murphy

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Good in blue boards.Desperate to see action but rejected by both marines and paratroopers because he was too short, Murphy eventually found a home with the infantry. He fought through campaigns in Sicily, France and Germany. Although still under twenty-one years old on V-E Day, he was credited with having killed, captured or wounded 240 Germans. He emerged from the war as America's most decorated soldier, having received twenty-one medals, including America's highest military decoration, the congressional Medal of Honour. it later became a major motion picture starring Audie himself. (Published: 1955) (Publisher: Hammond,Hammond &Co ) (Pagination: 282pp) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$18.03

THE SILKEN CANOPY

By Major Victor Dover MC

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) The author, after serving in West Africa, joined the 1st Parachute Brigade where he saw action with the famous 2nd Battalion in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Arnhem Taken prisoner during the savage fighting in Utrecht, before being overrun he spent the rest of the war in Oflag 79. In the years followinging the end of the war he served in Palestine and in Malaya during the Emergency. (Published: 1979) (Publisher: Cassell) (ISBN: 0304302384) (Pagination: xiv + 189pp, 29 photos, drawings, maps) (Condition: Good in dw) UL-XXXXXX

$9.01

KNIGHT'S CROSS
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KNIGHT'S CROSS

By General Sir David Fraser

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) A revealing biography of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. in WWI he was awarded the "Pour Le Merite", the highest Imperial decoration. He was the author of "Infantry Attacks" based on his WWI experiences, and in WWII he commanded Hitler's HQ during the Polish campaign. He led the "Ghost Division" in the 1940 campaign in France, capturing of the 51st Highland Division. He gained notoriety as commander of the Afrika Korps, and later of the German armies facing the Allied invasion of Normandy. He committed suicide following the July, 1944 plot against Hitler. (Published: 1993) (Publisher: Harper Collins) (ISBN: 0002159368) (Pagination: 616pp, 30 illustrations, maps, index) (Condition: good in dw) UL-XXXXXX

$15.02

THE LAST PRUSSIAN: A BIOGRAPHY OF FIELD-MARSHAL GERD VON RUNSTEDT
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THE LAST PRUSSIAN: A BIOGRAPHY OF FIELD-MARSHAL GERD VON RUNSTEDT

By Charles Messenger

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) A full-scale biography of Field Marshal von Rundstedt, 1875-1953, Germany's senior field commander of World War II. He had a distinguished career in WWI. Recalled to duty in WWII, he commanded Army Groups in Poland, France and Russia. He was C in C West at the time of the Normandy invasion and the Ardennes 1944/5. Only ill-health prevented him from being tried as a War Criminal. (Published: 1991) (Publisher: Brassey's) (ISBN: 0080367070) (Pagination: 367pp, photos,maps.) (Condition: very good in dw) UL-XXXXXX

$18.03

OLIVER LEESE
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OLIVER LEESE

By Rowland Ryder

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Fading on d/w. The life of Lt.General Sir Oliver Leese. He served with the Coldstream Guards in WWI, was wounded and decorated. During WWII he was Deputy Chief of Staff in 1940 and ensured the successful evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk. He formed and trained the Guards Armoured Division, became a Corps Commander in North Africa and Sicily, and the 8th Army in Italy, going on to become C in C Allied Land Force South East Asia. His greatest triumph was the capture of Rangoon, one of the most remarkable of campaigns. (Published: 1987) (Publisher: Hamish Hamilton) (ISBN: 0241120241) (Pagination: xii + 308pp, 17 ills, 5 maps.) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$15.02

CHINK

By Lavinia Greacen

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Major-General Eric Edward ("Chink") Dorman-Smith was one of the most brilliant and controversial soldiers of WWII. He served on Auchinleck's staff in North Africa and was relegated to obscurity. He was a close friend of Hemingway and a lasting influence on him. Dorman-Smith was also an Irish Nationalist who became involved with the IRA after the war. (Published: 1989) (Publisher: Macmillan) (ISBN: 0333453956) (Pagination: 396pp. 20 ills.) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$37.56

THE IRONSIDE DIARIES 1937-1940

By FM Lord Ironside and DSO, MC Colonel Roderick Macleod

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) Ironside met Hitler, Goering and Mussolini in 1937. He was C-in-C Middle East and Inspector-General of Overseas Forces prior to WWII and became Chief of the Imperial General Staff on the outbreak of war. Leaving that post in 1940 he became C-in-C Home Forces, and retired having organised the defence of Britain. He has revealing views and comments on the British and French Armies in France and Flanders, and also the Norwegian Campaign. (Published: 1963) (Publisher: Constable) (Pagination: 434pp, ills, maps, index) (Condition: Used. Blue boards no dw text and internals Good) UL-XXXXXX

$15.02

MISSION COMPLETED

By ACM Sir Basil Embury GCB KBE and DSO*** DFC AFC

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) d/w/ chipped and torn at the top of the spine. Foxing on page edges. Good.The recollections of one of the outstanding airmen of WWII. Shot down in 1940, escaped and returned home - the first British airman to do so. Led a night fighter wing during the Blitz: served with the Desert Air Force in N Africa. Later commanded 2 Group and was responsible for some of the most daring low level attacks etc. A legendary character. (Published: 1957) (Publisher: Methuen) (Pagination: 350pp, photos, maps, appendices, index) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$18.03

ESCAPE TO LIVE

By Wing Commander Edward Howell OBE.DFC

(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) The text is good to v good but the spine, and the boards where unshaded, are very faded although the titles are clear, no d/w. The author commanded a Hurricane Squadron in Crete at the time of the invasion, and was wounded and captured. He escaped from the POW Camp at Salonika, eventually reaching Turkey and freedom. The b/w portrait is by Eric Kennington. (Published: 1947) (Publisher: Longmans Green) (Pagination: 230pp, port, ep maps) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$12.02

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