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WELCOME TO BRITAIN A Guide to Great Britain for American Forces During World War Two

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sabrestorm Publishing, UK:

Seller ID: 2012457


This is a copy of a booklet issued to American forces in Britain during the World War 11 in an attempt to acquaint them with the British, their country and culture. Covering a diverse range of subjects including customs and manners, sport, pastimes, history and language. View more info

Image for KITCHENER'S LAST VOLUNTEER  The Life of Henry Allingham, the Oldest Surviving Veteran of the Great War

KITCHENER'S LAST VOLUNTEER The Life of Henry Allingham, the Oldest Surviving Veteran of the Great War

By: Allingham Henry and Goodwin Dennis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing UK: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2016031


The author vividly recaptures how life was lived in the Edwardian era and how it was altered irrevocably by the slaughter of millions of young men in the Great War. The author saw action on land, sea and in the air with the Royal Naval Air Service and he was present at the Battle of Jutland in 1916 with the British Grand Fleet and went on to serve on the western front. Text includes b/w and colour plates supporting the story. View more info

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THE PACIFIC Hell Was an Ocean Away

By: Ambrose Hugh

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Text Publishing Melbourne: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012545


The text follows three US Marines and their fellow marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rainforests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and through the horror of Okinawa and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day. View more info

ONE MAN'S WAR

By: Arneil Stan

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Alternative Publishing Company, Sydney: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2017024


This is the diary of the author Stan Arneil A.M. of his entire period of imprisonment from the fall of Singapore (changi) to and through the infamous Thailand (Burma Railway) camps to the end of the war with Japan. Included are photos taken by the author at his time of imprisonment. A very personal account. View more info

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THE REAL BAND OF BROTHERS First-hand Accounts from the Last British Survivors of the Spanish Civil War

By: Arthur Max

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Collins, London: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012105


A unique story of men and women volunteering to lay down their lives for a cause, believing passionately that the Spanish Republic's fight was their fight too. From Union leader to nurse, Egyptologist to IRA activist these survivors have incredible compelling and sometimes harrowing tales to tell of their experiences in the Spanish Civil War 1936-9. View more info

THE REAL BAND OF BROTHERS Spanish Civil War

By: Arthur Max

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Collins, London: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2017032


A unique story of men and women volunteering to lay down their lives for a cause. Oral historian Max Arthur interviewed eight British survivors of the Spanish Civil War to recount their compelling and harrowing tales of their experiences and revealing their strength of purpose, pride and bravery. View more info

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UNDER THE WIRE The Wartime Memoir of a Spitfire Pilot, Legendary Escape Artist and Cooler King.

By: Ash William

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Bantam Books UK: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012450


Bill Ash, an American by birth relinquished his citizenship and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force to enable him to help with the war effort in Europe against the Nazis. An incredible story of being shot down over Europe, surviving the plane crash and making his way to Paris only to be betrayed to the Gestapo, tortured and sentenced to death as a spy. He was saved from the intervention of the Luftwaffe who sent him to the POW camp, Stalag Luft III. Bill Ash then bec... View more info

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POETS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

By: Barber Nicola and Lee-Browne Patrick

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Evans Bros LONDON: 2001

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 2017018


This book examines the experiences of the soldiers who found artistic expression in their poetry for the horrors of warfare and looks at the historical, political and social background which shaped the poetry of the war. Five poets are examined in detail: Ivor Gurney, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Siegfried Sassoon, Edward Thomas. View more info

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BERLIN The Downfall 1945

By: Beevor Antony

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Viking UK: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012525


Very good first edition copy, apears unread with clean pages and tight binding. Well researched and presented account by this experienced author of history texts. View more info

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THE END OF THE WAR IN EUROPE 1945

By: Bennett Gill Edited By

Price: $37.00

Publisher: HMSO Publications lONDON: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012187


Presented here is a Europe in crisis at the close of war. Countries faced political dislocation, shortage of food and fuel and thousands of dispossessed and displaced people and for some what began as the Allied Liberation appeared ominously to presage a Soviet Occupation. The book contains expert analysis, informed debate and eyewitness accounts from a distinguished group. View more info

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ALLIES AT WAR

By: Berthon Simon

Price: $42.00

Publisher: Harper Collins, London: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012390


Extensive research and use of newly uncovered wartime papers provide an extraordinary insight into the real relationship between De Gaulle, Churchill and Roosevelt and its legacy in post war relations. View more info

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THE CIVIL WAR DIARY OF WILLIAM R. DYER A Member of Forrest's Escort

By: Bradshaw Wayne

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Wayne Bradshaw, USA: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2012382


Most Civil War Generals commanded an "Escort" or "Bodyguard" (usually 100 men) which provided personal protection, acted as messengers and scouts etc. Fortunately William R. Dyer a member of Nathan Bedford Forrest's Escort, kept a diary as he rode through Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi with The Wizard of the Saddle. Dyer's diary gives insight into duty at Forrest's side describing events from his unique perspective. View more info

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CHILDREN OF THE RAJ

By: Brendon Vyvyen

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Phoenix Books, Uk: 2006

Seller ID: 2012135


Ex Library with library stamps with removable protective cover. Vyvyen Brendon has drawn on a wealth of original sources and interviews to present the life of British children who grew up in India during the time of the British rule. View more info

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BECAUSE YOU DIED Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After

By: Brittain Vera

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Virago, Great Britain: 2010

Seller ID: 2012117


A collection of Vera Brittain's poetry and prose, some of it never published before, commemorates the men she loved - her fiance, brother and two close friends, who served and died in the First World War. View more info

Image for CHRONICLE OF FRIENDSHIP  Vera Brittain's Diary of the Thirties 1932-1939

CHRONICLE OF FRIENDSHIP Vera Brittain's Diary of the Thirties 1932-1939

By: Brittain Vera

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz LONDON: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012125


The Thirties were a fraught, restless and a disturbed period, the years when Hitler achieved a stranglehold on Europe. Vera Brittain's stance was a staunchly pacifist one. While many of her friends on the Left urged the need for a united front against fascism, she argued the case against any resort to war, and as a supporter of Dick Sheppard's Peace Pledge Union she addressed meeting and conferences all over the country. She was active too in other areas of Left wing ... View more info

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WARTIME CHRONICLE Vera Brittain's Diary 1939-1945

By: Brittain Vera

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz, London: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012126


This Diary covers the Second World War and is the third volume of Vera Brittain's diaries. Vera describes running the gauntlet of bombs and shrapnel in order to get home at night and some other nights she spent in air raid shelteres. She attended firewatching demonstrations and stayed on watch for many hours a night. View more info

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HELL IS UPON US D-Day in the Pacific June-August 1944

By: Brooks Victor

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press, USA: 2005

Seller ID: 2012537


Well researched and presented , this book describes the entire Marianas campaign. The author describes the key differences in strategy of the American and Japanese commanders and provides first hand accounts of the soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen who fought through the Japanese defence. View more info

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THE RESISTANCE The French Fight Against the Nazis

By: Cobb Matthew

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pocket Books, London: 2010

Edition: 1st Soft Cover Edition

Seller ID: 2012217


The French resistance to Nazi occupation during World War 11 was a struggle in which ordinary people fought for their liberty, despite terrible odds and horrifying repression. This book touches on some of the strongest themes in life - courage, self sacrifice, betrayal and strubble. It shatters the illusion of a unified Resistance created by General de Gaulle and brings to vivid life a true story of heroes and conflicts forgottlen over the half century as the movement ... View more info

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THE AVENGERS A Jewish War Story

By: Cohen Rich

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd, London: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012067


The story of three young Jews, Abba Kovner, Vitka Dempner and Rushka Marie who left their families in Western Poland and established the first underground movement in Europe. View more info

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THE GERMAN OCCUPATION OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS

By: Cruickshank Charles

Price: $23.00

Publisher: The History Press, UK: 2004

Seller ID: 2012406


The author provides a full account of the German invasion, the subsequent landings of various British agents, raids and of an attempt by psychological warfare to end the occupation. The book is based on previously untapped sources of information including papers from Government departments, the Island's own wartime files as well as files left behind by the Feldkommandantur in Guernsey and Jersey. View more info