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A Few Acres of Snow: The Saga of the French and Indian Wars.

By: Leckie, Robert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Castle Books: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02941

ISBN: 0785821007

Condition: Very Good


King Louis XV of France was in conversation with Voltaire when he received the news that Canada was no longer French, but British. Aware of his sovereign's anguish, Voltaire spoke to him consolingly: " After all , Sire, what have we lost - a few acres of snow/" To read this expansive book is to recognize Voltaire's wry consolation as one of the greatest understatements in History. The edges of the text block are lightly marked. View more info

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Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945

By: Leo Marks

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Free Press: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04254

ISBN: 0684864223

Condition: Very Good


This book chronicles Leo Marks obsessive quest to improve the security of agents codes and how this crusade led to his involvement in some of the war's most dramatic and secret operations. A good , clean and tight book. View more info

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Mary Tudor: The First Queen

By: Linda Porter

Price: £16.00

Publisher: USA, Portrait: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04141

ISBN: 0749951443

Condition: Very Good


It is the tragedy of Queen Mary that today, 450 years after her death, she remains the most hated, least understood monarch in English history. Mary Tudor will help restore the reputation of a much vilified Queen - a brave but often unhappy women whose misfortune was to love not wisely, but to well. The d/w has a small tear to the head of the spine. View more info

Masters of the English Reformation.

By: Loane Marcus L.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Church Book Room Press.: 1956

Edition: Reprint.

Sellers ID: 00238

Condition: Very Good


This is a reprint 1956 hardback book which does have foxing to the top of the pages but is still V/G. The D/W is rippled on the top of the cover but is good. View more info

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The G.I.'s: The Americans in Britain 1942-1945

By: Longmate, Norman

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Hutchinson of London: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02828

ISBN: 0091241200

Condition: Very Good


'Over -fed, over-paid, over-sexed - and over here'. It is sad, and slanderous , that this is still the description of the ' Yanks' who enlivened British life during the second half of World War II which is best remembered on both sides of the Atlantic. In this book the author investigate and establishes the truth behind the legend, tracing the story of the GIs from the United States' gradual involvement in Europe's war. There is a book plate on the f.e.p and the DJ is c... View more info

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Maharanis

By: Lucy Moore

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Viking: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04282

ISBN: 0670912875

Condition: Very Good


Lucy Moore has captured the richness and tragedy of the Indian princely favourites in the last days of the Raj and the new world of independence, focusing on four princesses as they emerge from purdah to stamp their personalities on their time. There is some foxing to the text block. A good, tight copy. View more info

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Type VII: Germany's Most Successful U-Boats

By: Marek Krzysztalowicz

Price: £22.50

Publisher: UK, Seaforth Publishing: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03733

ISBN: 1848321414

Condition: Near Fine


First conceived in the mid-1930s, the Type VII was still in production in the closing stages of the Second World War a decade later. This is a comprehensive history of the Kriegsmarine's most potent weapon, which includes detailed scale drawings and plans. Heavily illustrated with over 320 photographs and 100 3D colour images. There is very light wear to the board edges and the D/w has rippling to its edges. Otherwise a good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Rifles - Six Years With Wellington's Legendary Sharpshooters.

By: Mark Urban

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03880

ISBN: 0571216803

Condition: Very Good


In a breathtaking work of narrative history, Mark Urban traces the story of the 95th Rifles, the toughest and deadliest sharpshooters in Wellington's army. There is light marking to the text block. a good tight copy. View more info

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Hidden Agenda : How the Duke of Windsor Betrayed the Allies

By: Martin Allen

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Guild Publishing: 2000

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03669

ISBN: 0333901819

Condition: Near Fine


The Nazi sympathies of the Duke of Windsor have long been common knowledge but, until now, few have suspected that his wartime activities amounted to treason. For the first time, Martin Allen has pieced together an extraordinary story of deception, one which MI5 and the royal family have done everything they could to keep secret. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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Into Africa: The Dramatic Retelling of the Stanley - Livingstone Story.

By: Martin Dugard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Ted Smart: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03949

ISBN: 0593054598

Condition: Very Good


The first book to examine the extraordinary physical challenges, political intrigue and larger - than - life personalities of Stanley-Livingstone story, Into Africa' is a fascinating window on the golden age of exploration and will appeal to everyone's sense of adventure. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Essex Regiment 1929 - 1950

By: Martin, Colonel, T.A.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: UK, The Essex Regiment Association: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03281

Condition: Fair


This book is a comprehensive account of the Regiment's service from 1929 to 1950. The narrative, which is aided by 38 maps and 42 photographs, is based on official records and first- hand accounts. Although factual and accurate, it is, at the same time, light and interesting reading which should appeal to all past and present members of the Regiment and the many men and women who cherished their County Regiment. The names of many hundreds of officers and men who fought w... View more info

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The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas 1939-1945

By: Max Hastings

Price: £15.00

Publisher: uk, William Collins: 2015

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 03718

ISBN: 0007503741

Condition: Very Good


Spies, codes and guerrillas played critical roles in the Second World War, exploited by every nation in the struggle to gain secret knowledge of its foes, and to sow havoc behind the fronts. In " The Secret War" Max Hastings presents a worldwide cast of characters and some extraordinary sagas of intelligence and Resistance, to create a new perspective on the greatest conflict in history. There are some bumps to the edge and corners of the hardcovers, and the D/W shows sh... View more info

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Tell it to the Marines: Royal Marines Ragbag

By: McConville, Michael

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Cross Publishing: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02505

ISBN: 1873295251

Condition: Very Good


Valour and good conduct are implicit in most of these Royal Marines stories. It is however unlikely that any of the events that they describe would qualify for battle honour. As any marine past or present, will tell you, some pretty strange things happened from time to time. The DJ shows some shelfware and creasing, and it is priced clipped. View more info

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The Pitcher and the Well

By: McDonald, J.D ( Editor )

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Oldbourne Book Co.Ltd: 1963

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03067

Condition: Very Good


One of the most sensitive and moving narratives of World War II, this book was dictated to a fellow P.O.W. in a German prison camp by a New Zealand bomber navigator, lying in a hospital bed, suffering from the burns which eventually killed him. The D/W has a tear/chip to the base of the spine which is also faded, and the corners show light shelf-wear. A good tight copy. View more info

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Hell on Earth: Dramatic First-Hand Experiences of Bomber Command at War

By: Mel Rolfe

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2006

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03823

ISBN: 1902304950

Condition: Near Fine


There are twenty new and true stories of bravery, survival and luck, good and bad, contained in this book compiled and written by journalist Mel Rolfe. The corners of the covers are lightly creased. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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The Debs of Bletchley Park and Other Stories

By: Michael Smith

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Aurum Press: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03835

ISBN: 1781313873

Condition: Fine


At the peak of Bletchley's success, a total of twelve thousand people worked there of whom more than eight thousand were women. The Debs of Bletchley Park and Other Stories, tells their tale: how they came to be there, the lives they gave up to do ' their bit ' for the war effort, and the part they played in the vital work of ' Station X'. They are an incredible set of women, and this is their story. The price of this book includes 2nd class postage. View more info

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Foley: The Spy Who Saved 10,000 Jews

By: Michael Smith

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03865

ISBN: 0340718501

Condition: Fine


Frank Foley helped thousands of Jews to escape from Germany. At Adolf Eichmann's trial he was described has a ' Scarlet Pimpernel', risking his own life to save Jews threatened with death by the Nazis. But he remains virtually unknown, largely because his job as Passport Control Officer in Berlin was a cover for his real role as MI6 head of station in the German capital. He is considered one of MI6 greatest ever officers. A fine / Nr fine , tight and clean copy. View more info

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Circles Of Hell: The War In Italy 1943-1945.

By: Morris, Eric

Price: £16.50

Publisher: U.S.A., Crown: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02667

ISBN: 0517578107

Condition: Near Fine


The author takes a highly critical look at an appallingly managed campaign. Circles of Hell is a tale of titanic struggles of infantry and artillery, of courage and rugged endurance, with success measured in blood-soaked yards. There is a red cross on the f.e.p of the text block and the DJ shows signs of shelf ware and rippling and there is old sellotape residue to the front panel of the DJ . PLEASE NOTE: Economy shipping (2nd class ) to World zones 1 and 2 is by sea an... View more info

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Peninsular General: Sir Thomas Picton, 1758-1815

By: Myatt, Frederick

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, David & Charles: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02347

ISBN: 0715379232

Condition: Very Good


This is the first biography of Picton since 1835. it draws on much original research to recount the story of one of Wellington's divisional commanders against the background of the Peninsular War and of the Peninsular Army, in particular Picton's own ' Fighting Third ' Division, a formation still in existence. The book is illustrated with battle maps of the campaigns in which this larger - than - life general played an important part. The DW and boards show light marking... View more info

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The Greatest Battle: The Battle for Moscow, 1941-2

By: Nagorski, Andrew

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Aurum Press Ltd: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03070

ISBN: 1845132912

Condition: Very Good


Using secret NKVD files, unpublished memoirs and scores of eyewitness accounts from survivors the author has been able to show how spectacularly horrific the fight for Moscow really was. Snowdrifts turning out to be snow-covered mounds of German corpses, of endless slaughter in unimaginable cold, of a battle of two systems based on sheer terror. The D/W is priced-clipped. A good clean copy. View more info