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THE DESERT GENERALS

By: Barnett Correlli

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Castle Books, lONDON: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012304


A comprehensive and well researched and presented account of the Desert Campaign of the Second World War from 1940 to 1943. Generals mentioned include General Sir Richard O'Connor, General Sir Alan Cunningham, General Sir Neil Ritchie, Field-Marshal Sir Claude J.E. Auchinleck, Field-Marshal The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Many black and white photographs, Sketch Maps, and illustrations are included. View more info

FIRE IN THE NIGHT Wingate of Burma, Ethiopia and Zion

By: Bierman John and Smith Colin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Macmillan UK: 2000

Seller ID: 2016016


Excellent Condition. "Orde Charles Wingate was arguably the most eccentric and charismatic of all the generals on either side of World War 11, and perhaps the most brilliant and innovative. Winston Churchill thought him a military genius, others considered him greatly over-rated, a few even thought him mad." A well constructed biography of Wingate whose untimely death in an aircrash aged forty one made him one of the most controversial figures of World War 11. View more info

KASSERINE PASS Rommel's Bloody, Climactic Battle For Tunisia

By: Blumenson Martin

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Cooper Square Press US: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012418


The author explains why Dwight D. Eisenhower and George S. Patton, previously untested in war, emerged as important military leaders and how the Allies endured the grim, btutal punishment inflicted by the Germans at Kasserine Pass and learned to wage successfully a coalition war against Axis forces. View more info

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ELALAMEIN

By: Carver Michael

Price: $30.00

Publisher: B.T. BATSFORD LTD. LONDON: 1979

Seller ID: 2012398


Well researched and presented analysis of the offensive that marked a turning point in Allied fortunes in World War 11. View more info

THE SWORD AND THE CROSS

By: Fleming Fergus

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Granta Publications, London: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012107


"a story of two fanatical adventurers who helped make the conquest of the Sahara possible. Viscomte Charles de Foucauld and Henry Laperrine, friends and contemporaries were both devoted to the glory of France and each of them found his vocation in the desert. View more info

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OPERATION BARRAS The SAS Rescue Mission: Sierra Leone 2000

By: Fowler William

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012202


In May 200 the British government had sent a military and naval task force to the troubled west African state of Sierra Leone to bolster the United Nations operation that was attempting to restore peace and stability following a savage and brutal civil war. View more info

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A VOYAGER OUT The Life of Mary Kingsley

By: Frank Katherine

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton London: 1987

Edition: 1st UK

Inscription: Heavy Book Over 500 Gms

Seller ID: 2012262


Katherine Frank, who has lived for over six years in West Africa, makes use of previously unpublished letters and journals to write a first rate biography of this brave solitary woman. View more info

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DESPERATE VENTURE The Story of Operation Torch, the Allied Invasion of North Africa

By: Gelb Norman

Price: $28.00

Publisher: William Morrow & Company N.Y.: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012268


The November 1941 invasion of North Africa, so crucial to the allied cause is told here by historian Norman Gelb in a well researched and presented account of the military operation. Gelb recounts the intricate, multifaceted undertaking which included not only political intrigue, conspiracy, espionage and diplomacy, but also modern airbone assault, massive disinformation programs and the largest most ambitious amphibious invasion plan ever devised. View more info

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IT IS BLISS HERE Letters Home 1939-1945

By: Hildyard Myles

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury London: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012198


Myles Hildyard served as an officer during World War 11. He saw action in Palestine, Crete, North Africa, Italy, the D-Day landings and finally Berlin in 1945. He fought and was captured at the battle of Crete and then embarked on a dramatic escape from a German POW camp on the island across the Mediterranean to Turkey. These letters also show a young man coming to terms with his sexuality in an extraordinarily clear sighted, brave and intelligent way. The letters he... View more info

MUTINY In the British and Commonwealth Forces, 1797-1956

By: James Lawrence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Buckand Enright, London: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012104


Based on intensive reserach from official sources, contemporary papers and first-hand accounts some of it never published before here at last is a compassionate and readable study of a shamefully concealed phenomenon. From Spithead mutiny of 1797, the revolt of Sudanese troops in Uganda in 1898 to the British forces in Etaples in 1917. View more info

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THE ANGLO-ZULU WAR The War Correspondents

By: Laband Professor John and Knight Ian

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Sutton Publishing London: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012334


This vivid account of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 explores the war as it appeared to the professional and amateur war correspondents who covered it in extraordinary depth in both the British and colonial press. Includes b/w photographs and line drawings. View more info

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RAIDERS; Elite Forces Attacks

By: Laffin John

Price: $32.00

Publisher: UK, Chancellor Press: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012254


A dramatic, anecdotal and entertaining book, illustrated with a large selection of contemporary photographs, that will appeal to all with an interest in the great military exploits of the Second World War. The exploits recorded here range from a British commando strike against Rommel's supposed HQ in the North African desert in 1941, to the daring surveys of the Normandy beaches in preparation for Operation "Overload". View more info

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A CLEAR PREMONITION The Letters of Leiutenant Tim Lloyd to His Mother North Africa and Italy, 1943-44

By: Lloyd Tim Edited By Raleigh Trevelyan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Leo Cooper, London: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012543


A fascinating account of both social and personal impacts of the second world war on a young lieutenant posted to North Africa and Italy. The letters to his mother trace his childhood at Repton, his passion for the theatre and his marionette shows in ENSA as well as his life in the ranks and wild time in London after being commissioned. Includes b/w photographs and line drawings. View more info

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FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE FROM INDOCHINA TO ALGERIA The Analysis of a Political and Military Doctrine

By: Paret Peter

Price: $68.00

Publisher: Frederick A Praeger, New York: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012428


As World War 11 came to an end, the French Army was drawn into a new, more protracted struggle against the Viet Minh in Indochina. Almost before this was was over, the French became deeply enmeshed in a war in Algeria. The author examines official reports and directives and the large body of writings by French officers who participated in these campaigns. He describes the destructive and the constructive components of counter revolutionary warfare, stressing the use o... View more info

TOBRUK

By: Peter Fitzsimons

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Harper Collins, Australia: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscription and Signature of Author

Seller ID: 2012044


Drawing on extensive source material including diaries and letters many never published before this extraordinary book recounts the battle of Tobruk in 1941 in which more than 15,000 Australian troops fought in excruciating desert heat through eight months against the formidable German Afrika Korps. View more info