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History of the H.I.S., 1885-1985:

By: Pamela Macgregor-Morris

Price: £14.00

Publisher: I, Trematon Press: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03927

ISBN: 0950966312

Condition: Very Good


In the first part of this History, the author provides a detailed record of the Society's first hundred years. In the second part, she recalls the people who have made the Society such a respected and influential body. There is light speckling to the text block, and the d/w has light shelf wear and light foxing on its reverse side and outer rear panel, it is also covered in a alkaline- free removable plastic cover. View more info

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U-Boat War Patrol: The Hidden Photographic Diary of U-564

By: Paterson, Lawrence.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: UK, Greenhill Books: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02288

ISBN: 185367575X

Condition: Very Good


This book is unique in that it charts a complete history of a single of patrol and provides a new insight into the life aboard through the successes and trials of U 564. Photographed during the summer of 1942 by an onboard war correspondent they show a U- boat in action in the Atlantic and Caribbean , as the Kriegsmarine teetered on the verge of what turned out to be its ultimate downfall. The crew are shown in virtually every station and several other U - boats and the... View more info

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Listening to Britain: Home Intelligence Reports on Britain's Finest Hour - May to September 1940

By: Paul Addison; Jeremy A. Crang

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bodley Head: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03841

ISBN: 1847921426

Condition: Fine


Edited and introduced by two leading historians of the period and published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the events Churchill described as Britain's 'finest hour', the complete and unabridged sequence of the daily reports provides unique insight into the mindset of the British public as the fate of the nation hung in the balance. There is a white mark on the front cover. The price of the book includes UK 2nd class postage. View more info

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The Taste of Battle: Front Line Action 1914-1991

By: Perrett, Bryan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Cassell: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03516

ISBN: 0304353019

Condition: Near Fine


This is real battle, reported from the front line, seen through the words and experiences of typical soldiers - the fictional creations of military historian Bryan Perrett - who bore the brunt of the action. This is how war really is, as courage, loyalty and duty are put to the test under terrible circumstances. The dj shows light edgeware to its head and their is a crease on the back flap. A good, clean tight copy. View more info

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Venice: Pure City

By: Peter Ackroyd

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03687

ISBN: 0701172851

Condition: Very Good


In this vision of Venice, Peter Ackroyd turns his unparalleled skill at evoking place from London and the Thames to Italy and the city of myth, mystery and beauty , set like a jewel in its glistening lagoon. His account is at once romantic and packed with facts, conjuring up the atmosphere of the canals, bridges and sunlit squares, the churches and the markets, the fiestas and the flowers. The hardboards are bumped at the corners and the D/W shows some creasing. View more info

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Where the eagle Landed : The Mystery of the German Invasion of Britain,1940

By: Peter Haining

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Robson Books Ltd: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04056

ISBN: 1861057504

Condition: Near Fine


One of the most persistent and remarkable legends of World War Two is the story of German forces landing on the coast of Suffolk in the summer of 1940. The legend has inspired numerous works of fiction. But the conviction that the invasion plan, codenamed' Operation Sea Lion', was more than just a rumour has never been fully investigated until now. A fascinating read, ' Where the Eagle Landed provides the solution to an enduring mystery and sheds light on a fraught perio... View more info

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Prairie Fever: How British Aristocrats Staked a Claim to the American West

By: Peter Pagnamenta

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04216

ISBN: 071564372X

Condition: Near Fine


This is the extraordinary story of the British aristocracy's encounter with the Far West of the United States in the nineteenth Century, when a succession of well-born travellers made their way to what was then the great American wilderness. A vivid narrative, based on letters, diaries and contemporary accounts, tracks the romantic appeal that the wide horizons and exhilarating air of the prairies held for so many Britons, until a harsher reality finally overtook them. T... View more info

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Pigot & Co's British Atlas: Countries of England, Comprising the Counties of England with Additional Maps of England and Wales, and London

By: Pigot & Co.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Salamander Books Ltd: 2000

Edition: Facsimile

Sellers ID: 03882

ISBN: 1840652551

Condition: Near Fine


Pigot and Company's British Atlas is one of the most detailed county atlases of the early Victorian period. This edition is a facsimile of the English county maps from 1840 edition, slightly reduced in size. The head of the D/W shows light wear and the text block has a slight spine lean. A clean ,tight copy. View more info

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Rise and Fall of the German Air Force, 1933-45

By: Probert, H. A.

Price: £16.26

Publisher: UK, Arms and Armour Press: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03299

ISBN: 0853685606

Condition: Very Good


This facsimile reprint of an official, formerly restricted publication relates the operational history of the Luftwaffe during the Second World War, in addition to its origins and build-up during the Nazi period of the 1930s. Based on German documents and statistics, either captured during the war or subsequently recovered from the scattered archives of the Luftwaffe, it provides a clear and precise narrative. The D/W shows light edgewear. A good clean copy. View more info

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Crop Dusters: Props in the Crops

By: Rasmussen, Henry

Price: £30.00

Publisher: USA, Motorbooks Intl: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03438

ISBN: 0879382198

Condition: Fine


Perhaps the last grass-roots flying today " Real" flying as ti used to be! All expressions often heard or read around this flying excitement. One pilot, when asked to describe his job, said simply, " bug zapping". Here is the first all-colour book on these fascinating aircraft and their pilots. There is a previous owners label on the front paste-down. The d/j shows light shelf-wear on both front and back panels. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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Wellington's War : His Peninsular Dispatches.

By: Rathbone, Julian.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Michael Joseph.: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02307

ISBN: 0718123964

Condition: Very Good


Julian Rathbone has made a selection from Wellington's war dispatches and letters and, using the skills of an accomplished thriller writer, added his own dramatic, explanatory narrative to present the living history of the Peninsular War through the words of the great man. Wellington emerges not as the Iron Duke of popular legend, but as a leader whose breadth of vision made him humane as well as hard-headed, and as a man who believed passionately in the worth of what he... View more info

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Excavations in the Donyatt Potteries

By: Richard Coleman-Smith; Terry Pearson

Price: £75.00

Publisher: UK, Phillimore & Co Ltd: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 04053

ISBN: 0850335027

Condition: Near Fine


Donyatt in Somerset', about a mile and a half from Ilminster where we operate, was the site of continuous pottery production for 800 years. This comprehensive work describes not only the very thorough excavations and archaeological research into the industry at Donyatt but also draws on the unique range of documentary evidence that survives to provide the most complete study of a pottery so far researched today. There is a microfilm in a pocket on the rear paste down, an... View more info

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The Lightning Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the English Electric Lightning

By: Richard Pike

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Grub Street Publishing: 2012

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03840

ISBN: 190811715X

Condition: Very Good


This entertaining book which has over twenty individual stories from former Lightning pilots, relates the highs and low, the dramas and the demands of those who operated this iconic aircraft from the sharp end. There is a small mark on the fore edge of the text block, and there is light wear to the edges of the D/w. The price of the book includes UK 2nd class postage. View more info

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Fusing of the Ploughshare

By: Ritchie, Henry R.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Henry Ritchie: 1990

Edition: 4th Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 03547

ISBN: 0951316400

Condition: Fine


The Fusing of the Ploughshare of an East Anglian farm worker who volunteers to join the colours of a Territorial Yeomanry Regiment before the Second World War, serving on the guns throughout the dark days of the Desert Campaigns in North Africa. The course of the war in North Africa is faithfully followed and is a vivid account of life in the desert, the privations encountered during those dark and yet glorious days. The D/W shows light shel-wear to the corners. A good, ... View more info

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Echoes of War: Portraits of War from Troy to the Gulf.

By: Robert Giddings

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Books: 1992

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04036

ISBN: 0747510458

Condition: Near Fine


In this book Robert Giddings has encompassed the poignant and harrowing in prose and poetry. The selected writings, read in conjunction with Giddins's perceptive and illuminating commentary, present and evocative and thought-provoking portrait of conflict throughout history. The spine of the D/W is sun faded and there is wear to the top front corner. View more info

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Forgotten Voices of the Secret War

By: Roderick Bailey

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Ebury Press: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03683

ISBN: 0091918502

Condition: Near Fine


Drawing on the vast resources of the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive and featuring a mass of previously unpublished personal testimonies, this book is the definitive oral history of a remarkable organisation, showing how in the face of extreme danger and personal risk this select band of men and women helped tilt the conflict in the allies' favour. There is slight spine lean to the text block and the D/W has wear and a small tear to the base of the spine, and also a s... View more info

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Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross

By: Roderick Bailey; The Imperial War Museum

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Ebury Press: 2010

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04111

ISBN: 0091938163

Condition: Near Fine


The Victoria Cross is one of the world's most famous medals. It was introduced by Royal Warrant in 1856 to recognise ' most conspicuous bravery '. To date it has been awarded only 1,358 times. This book explores the very nature of bravery by those whose job it was to be brave. The is light wear to the d/w corners. View more info

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SAS Operation Storm: Nine men against four hundred

By: Roger Cole; Richard Belfield

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03974

ISBN: 1444726951

Condition: Near Fine


Operation Storm is the inside story- told by those who took part- of the greatest secret war in SAS history. The tipping point- Mirbat, South Oman, 19 July 1972 is one of the least-known yet most crucial battles of modern times. Operation Storm is a classic story of bravery against impossible odds, minute by minute, bullet by bullet. The D/W has light creasing to its top edge. View more info

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The Welsh Border

By: Rowley, Trevor

Price: £13.50

Publisher: UK., Tempus Publishing, Limited: 2001

Edition: Revised edition

Sellers ID: 02677

ISBN: 075241917X

Condition: Very Good


From prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, the Welsh Borders were the scene of continual strife, as can been seen from the Iron age and Roman forts,Offa's Dyke and the wealth of medieval castles to e found here. The author looks at the countryside, villages and towns of this area, and reveals the clues that they provide to the history of its people over the centuries. The soft covers show light ware to the corners. View more info

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Enlightenment: Britain and the Creation of the Modern World

By: Roy Porter

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Allen Lane: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04405

ISBN: 0713991526

Condition: Very Good


As an introduction to a uniquely appealing world, Enlightenment could not be bettered and as an argument for Britain's central importance in catapulting the world into the modern era, its both compelling and entertaining. A good, tight and clean copy. View more info