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Serenade to the Big Bird (Schiffer Military History)

By: Bert Stiles

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Schiffer Publishing: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04093

ISBN: 0764313967

Condition: Near Fine


After completing a tour of duty ( thirty-five missions ) in B-17s, Bert Stiles transfered to a fighter squadron. Just four months later he was killed in action on an escort mission to Hanover, Germany , on 26 November 1944. Stiles book was written in the period between the two tours, he was twenty three. There is a small tear to the rear top corner of the d/w. View more info

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Barbarossa to Berlin: A Chronology of the Campaigns on the Eastern Front 1941-45 - Long Drive East 22 June 1941 to 18 November 1942, Vol. 1

By: Brian Taylor

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, The History Press: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03966

ISBN: 1862272069

Condition: Very Good


This, ' The Long Drive East', is the first of two volumes and looks at the German advance from the Soviet frontier, their crushing victories at Minsk, Smolensk and Kiev, and subsequent drive for Moscow. Writing in a clear chronological style the author covers the main areas of activity on the extensive combat front. The front corner of the boards is bumped, and the D/W head is creased . View more info

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Barbarossa to Berlin Volume Two: The Defeat of Germany: 19 November 1942 to 15 May 1945 (Chronology of the Campaigns on the Eastern Front 1941-45)

By: Brian Taylor

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Spellmount: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03967

ISBN: 186227228X

Condition: Very Good


The second book in this series, The Defeat of Germany, takes a chronological look at the Soviet counter- attack around Stalingrad, Manstein's enigmatic counter-stroke in the spring of 1943 through the battle of Kursk, and subsequent German retreat to the Dneiper. Barbarossa to Berlin series gives the reader a unique insight into the sheer scale of this titanic struggle. There is light creasing to the head of the D/W. View more info

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Garbo: The Spy who Saved D-Day

By: Introduction by Mark Seaman

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Public Record Office: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03881

ISBN: 1873162812

Condition: Near Fine


Garbo and his M.I.5. controllers succeeded in pulling off one of the greatest strategic deceptions in history. As part of operation Fortitude they convinced the Germans that the D-Day landings were only a diversionary attack, thus safeguarding the Allied landings and hastening the end of the war in Europe. There is light wear to the head of the spine and front and back panels of the D/W. A tight , clean and square copy. View more info

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Tanks & Armoured Vehicles of WWII

By: Jan Surmondt

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Taj Books: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03889

ISBN: 1844060292

Condition: Near Fine


Tanks & Armoured Fighting Vehicles of World War II, provides a survey of the tanks and other military vehicles - armoured cars halftracks, trucks, cars, motorcycles and others - with some 300 illustrations, many of them in colour. The head of the spine on the D/W as a small crease. A good , tight , clan copy. View more info

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Target Berlin: Mission 250, 6 March 1944

By: Jeffrey Ethell; Dr. Alfred Price

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Wren's Park Publishing: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04044

ISBN: 0905778804

Condition: Very Good


On the 6th March 1944 the Americans launched their first large-scale daylight raid on Berlin. The price they paid was high: sixty-nine heavy bombers and eleven escort fighters failed to return, the highest number in any raid mounted by the 8th Air Force. There is a closed tear to the head of the spine, and there is also creasing along the top edge of the dlw. There is also some light staining to the fore edge of the text block. View more info

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Escaping Habit

By: Joseph Orna

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Leo Cooper Ltd: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03945

ISBN: 0850521998

Condition: Very Good


Joe Orna's story is in the highest tradition of British escape stories - packed with suspense, and culminating in some extremely effective fireworks - but, set against the background of religious life in Italy. There is a tear to the top of the rear page and end papers. The Text block has light speckling. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

London 1945: Life in the Debris of War

By: Maureen Waller

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, John Murray: 2004

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03994

ISBN: 0719566002

Condition: Near Fine


London at the onset of war in 1939 was the greatest city in the world, the heart of the British Empire. By 1945 it was a drab and exhausted city, beginning the long haul back to recovery. The year of victory 1945, represents an important chapter in London's - and Britain's - long history. The author draws on a rich array of primary sources, letting the people tell their own story. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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War at Sea: A Naval History of World War II

By: Nathan Miller

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Scribner: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03991

ISBN: 0684803801

Condition: Near Fine


War at Sea covers every major sea battle of World War II. The heroics at Dunkirk, the suspenseful search for the Graf Spee, the dramatic sinking of the Bismarck, the great carrier battles in the Pacific - all are bought to life here in this exceptional volume. A good , clean and tight. View more info

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A Brilliant Little Operation: The Cockleshell Heroes and the Most Courageous Raid of World War 2

By: Paddy Ashdown

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Aurum Press Ltd: 2012

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03701

ISBN: 1845137019

Condition: Fine


Paddy Ashdown has tracked down surviving witnesses and consulted previously unseen archives in Britain, France and Germany to produce a truly gripping narrative of this daring mission. There is light wear to the front of the D/W. A good , clean and tight copy. 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