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PLAIN TALES FROM THE RAJ

By: Allen Charles Edited By

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Futura, London: 1988

Seller ID: 2012138


That extraordinary world of crows and dust sunsets, of dinner parties that started with anchovy toast and ended seven courses later with little glass bowls full of water and hibiscus flowers to wash the fingers in, of cane chairs on club verandahs, and damp sugar full of ants, of shining Indian rivers and beautiful women, pure nostalgia and irresistible. View more info

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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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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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VICTORIA CROSS HEROES

By: Ashcroft Michael

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Headline, London: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012532


Excellent condition, This book is a moving testament to the many brave recipients of the Victoria Cross over the last 150 years. View more info

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SECRET GERMANY Claus Von Stauffenberg and the Mystical Crusade Against Hitler

By: Baigent Michael and Leigh Richard

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape London: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012431


Ex library with library stamps. Good condition throughout. "At thirty-seven Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg, Chief of Staff of the Reich Reserve Army, was a charismatic figure destined for supreme command. The group of onspiritors with whom he conceived the plot to kill Hitler in July 1944 was called "Secret Germanyu". That was also the name of the esoteric circle in which Stauffenberg as a young man had been a disciple of the mystic anti-Nazi magus a... View more info

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THE SWORD BEARERS Studies in Supreme Command In the First World War

By: Barnett Correlli

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton London: 1986

Seller ID: 2012495


A fascinating portrait of four national commanders in chief whose careers span 1914-1918. von Moltke, designated to carry out the Schlieffen plan to defeat France within six weeks, Jellicoe who commanded the Grand Fleet at Jutland, Petain who saved the French armies from collapse durint the mutinies of 1917 and Ludendorff who commanded the final ill fated German offensive in the West in 1918. The central theme of Correlli Barnett's book is the decisive effect of indivi... View more info

THE MYSTERY OF OLGA CHECKHOVA Was Hitler's Favourite Actress a Russian Spy?

By: Beevor Antony

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Viking, London: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2017025


An extraordinary story of a young and beautiful woman with nothing of value but a smuggled diamond ring, of her struggle to survive under the pressures of a totalitarian regime in Germany during the time of Hitler and the Nazi regime. The author revealesthe courage, idealism, fear, self-sacrifice, opportunism and betrayal of Olga and her family during this period. 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

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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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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AN IMPERSONATION OF ANGELS A Biography of Jean Cocteau

By: Brown Frederick

Price: $33.00

Publisher: The Viking Press - New York: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2016055


A well researched and presented biography of Jean Cocteau. Book in very good conldition with unclipped dust jacket. View more info

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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF THE SOMME

By: Brown Malcolm

Price: $42.00

Publisher: Sidgewick and Jackson, UK: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012473


This book offers a different perspective on the bitterly fought 1916 campaign. Using hitherto unpublished evidence from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, it tells the story through the letters and diaries of those who were there. View more info

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A TOUCH OF GENIUS The Life of T.E.LAWRENCE

By: Brown Malcolm and Cave Julia

Price: $45.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent, London: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012296


Drawing on a wealth of material this book presents an authentic portrait of the real Lawrence, from his schooldays, through his Middle Eastern years and his years in the ranks to the lonely, final weeks at Clouds Hill, his Dorset cottage on the road to which he has his fatal accident. View more info

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JIHAD! THE SECRET WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

By: Carew Tom

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing, UK: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012491


A behind the scenes look at the war in Afghanistan told by Tom Carew an ex-SAS soldier with a talent for black bag covert operations and a veteran of the wars in Dhofar and Northern Ireland. Carew was the first western agent to link up with the Mujahideen and led a series of daring initiatives inside Afghanistan. View more info

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ANTHONY BLUNT His Lives

By: Carter Miranda

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Macmillan London Limited: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012452


Very well researched and presented biography of Anthony Blunt described as a human paradox, a man so adept at separating out the strands of his life that no one of his friends could claim to know all of him. View more info

Image for COMPANERO   The Life and Death of Che Guevara

COMPANERO The Life and Death of Che Guevara

By: Castaneda Jorge

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury, London: 1998

Seller ID: 2012476


A reassessment of Che's career and an enlightened portrait of the man, his mother, his marriages, his narcissism, his wilful determination, his rage. View more info

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BLOOD TOIL TEARS AND SWEAT Winston Churchill's Famous Speeches

By: Churchill Winston, Edited with an Introduction By David Cannadine

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cassell, London: 1997

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 2017012


The author's collection of Winston Church speaches draws on the whole range of Churchill's oratory, demonstrating the development of Churchill's style from the laboriously crafted utterings of the young MP to the great moment when, as Prime Minister in 1940 he mobilized the English language and sent it into battle. Includes a range of b/w photographs supporting the text. View more info