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A FLYING FIGHTER: AN AMERICAN ABOVE THE LINES IN FRANCE.

by Roberts, E.M., Lieut., R.F.C.

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1918
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1918. 339 pp, 7 5/8" H - blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs, including frontispiece - all present. From the Publisher's Note: "It was 1914 when this adventurous young American enlisted, and it was early in 1915 that he reached the Western Front. It was not until November, 1917,… Read more
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DAVID AND WINSTON: HOW THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN CHURCHILL AND LLOYD GEORGE CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY.

by Lloyd George, Robert.

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2008
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First American Edition
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9781585679300
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Woodstock: Overlook, 2008. 303 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, political cartoons. "Although from different backgrounds, David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill forged a close friendship, delighting in each other's wit, rhetoric, and unconventionality. Both were outsiders. Neither attended university. Above all, both loved political sparring - often together, in the epic parliamentary battles of the start of… Read more
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GREAT BRITAIN AND THE NEXT WAR. (A REPLY TO BERNHARDI'S "GERMANY AND THE NEXT WAR".

by Doyle, A. Conan. (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.)

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Published
1914
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First American Edition
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Boston: Small, Maynard, 1914. 48 pp, 7 5/8" H, red paper-covered boards with black lettering/illustration on front board. "First printed in the Fortnightly Review in 1913." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle calls "to the attention of his fellow-countrymen the warning so openly given them by General von Bernhardi in his 'Germany and the Next War, (taking) occasion to analyze… Read more
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THE DARDANELLES DISASTER: WINSTON CHURCHILL'S GREATEST FAILURE.

by van der Vat, Dan.

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2009
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First Edition
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9781590202234
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London / New York: Duckworth Overlook, 2009. 226 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The British Navy's failled attempt to capture Constantinople and secure a sea route to Russia in 1915 marked a turning point of World War I. (The author) argues that the disaster at the Dardanelles not only prolonged the war for two years and brought Britain… Read more
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THE WOMEN'S ROYAL ARMY CORPS. FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.

by Bidwell, Shelford. Introduction by General Sir Ronald Adam.

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Published
1977
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First Edition
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9780850520996
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London: Leo Cooper, 1977. 141 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Women in a World at War; With the Armies in France; Beginning Again; Back to Work; Two Hundred Thousand Women; Chronicles of Success; Service Overseas; Anti-Aircraft Command; The Corps Today. Three very small foxing marks on contents page and scattered light foxing on edges… Read more
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THE CANADIAN ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS. 1918. EIGHTEENTH YEAR OF ISSUE.

by Hopkins, J. Castell.

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1919
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Toronto: The Canadian Annual Review, 1919. 879 pp, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w tissue-covered photographic frontispiece (General Sir Arthur William Currie) plus additional b&w photographs throughout text. Advertising section, pages 834-857. Chapter Headings: Last Stages of the World War; The British Empire in the War; The United States and the War; Socialism and… Read more
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THERE SHALL BE WINGS: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.

by Roberts, Leslie.

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Published
1959
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Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1959. 290 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Leslie Roberts begins his history of the RCAF with an account of (the first flight in Canada on Baddeck Bay in 1909). Five and one-half years later the first World War broke out and (he) records the exploits in that conflict of the Canadians who took… Read more
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THE CANADIAN ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS. 1919. NINETEENTH YEAR OF ISSUE.

by Hopkins, J. Castell.

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Published
1920
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Toronto: The Canadian Annual Review, 1920. 955 pp, 9 1/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w photographs, drawing, map (Official Map of the Western Front When the Hindenburg Line was broken through by the British and Canadian Forces). Advertising section, pages 908-932. Chapter Headings: Canadian Echoes of the World War; Canadian Relations with Foreign Countries;… Read more
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MARINE AIRCRAFT OF THE 1914-1918 WAR.

by Nowarra, Heinz J. With Bruce Robertson and Peter G. Cooksley.

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Published
1966
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First Edition
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Letchworth: Harleyford, 1966. 210 pp, 11 1/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 1/72 scale, 3-view drawings (many fold out) and colour frontispiece with tipped in corrected caption. Main section headings: Nation-by-Nation Review of Marine Aviation, 1914-1918; Landplanes at Sea; Austro-Hungarian Section; German Section; British Section; French Section; Russian Section;… Read more
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THE FIRST GREAT AIR WAR.

by Bickers, Richard Townshend.

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Published
1988
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First Edition
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9780340263792
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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1988. 277 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "(T)he story of air operations during the First World War, 1914-1918, mainly on the Western Front. It was only eleven years after the Wright Brothers' first flight that the Royal Flying Corps set off for France and every aspect of air-fighting had to be discovered for… Read more
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VALOUR AT VIMY RIDGE: CANADIAN HEROES OF WORLD WAR I. AMAZING STORIES SERIES.

by Douglas, Tom.

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Published
2008
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Near Fine
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Revised Edition
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9781552770412
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Toronto: James Lorimer, 2008. 143 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w map, photographs. "A defining moment in Canadian military history. A much-needed Allied victory. A show of valour and heroism. The battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 saw Canadian troops storm a strategic 14-kilometre long escarpment that was believed to be impregnable. This was the… Read more
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CAMP VERNON: A CENTURY OF CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY.

by Rayment, Hugh & Sherlock, Patrick. Foreword By Pierre Berton.

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2003
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9780968791714
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Vernon, B.C.: Kettle Valley, 2003. 524 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Camp Vernon officially celebrated "its Centennial as an army training camp in 2008. However, historical records indicate that discussions for its formation and actual military training activities began as early as 1896. This is a book of historical events and the personal stories… Read more
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LAWRENCE OF ARABIA: THE LIFE, THE LEGEND.

by Brown, Malcolm.

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Published
2005
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First Edition
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9780500512388
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London: Thames & Hudson / Imperial War Museum, 2005. 208 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps. A visual biography that "takes us inside the mind of a man of extraordinary energy, ability and charisma who seemed to have everything in his hands only to throw it away, turning the rest of… Read more
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THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1883-1933.

by Fetherstonhaugh, R.C.

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Published
1981
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Near Fine
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Reprint
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9780969085300
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Fredericton, New Brunswick: Royal Canadian Regiment, 1981. 467 pp, 9 1/2" H. Dark blue buckram with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs/reproductions, maps (fold-out), color plates. Contents: The Infantry School Corps; The North West Rebellion, 1885; The Corps Becomes a Regiment; Colonel Otter's Command; The Yukon Field Force; The… Read more
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GUN-FIRE: AN HISTORICAL NARRATIVE OF THE 4TH BDE. C.F.A. IN THE GREAT WAR (1914-18).

by MacDonald, J.A., Lieut., editor. Introductory by Maj.-Gen. A.G.L. McNaughton. Contribution by Hon. Capt. R.F. Thompson.

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Published
1929
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First Edition
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Toronto: Greenway Press, 1929. 264 pp, 9 1/2" H - dark blue cloth with red lettering on spine/front board, color pasted-on illustration. B&w maps, photos, drawings. Contents: Preface; Introductory. Book I - Part I. Mobilization; England; Arrival in Flanders; Trench Warfare; St. Eloi. Part II. Sanctuary Wood and Hooge; Courcellette; Regina Trench; Signal Communication; In… Read more
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PARK PRISONERS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WESTERN CANADA'S NATIONAL PARKS, 1915-1946.

by Waiser, Bill.

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Published
1995
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First Edition
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9781895618655
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Fifth House, 1995. 294 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Between 1915 and 1946, some ten thousand men were put to work in western Canada's national parks. They were the country's unwanted - unskilled foreign workers, the jobless and the homeless, conscientious objectors, perceived enemies of the state, and prisoners of war. These men had committed… Read more
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AIR WARFARE. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 20TH CENTURY CONFLICT.

by Cooksley, Peter G.

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Published
1997
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First Edition
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9781854092236
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London: Arms and Armour, 1997. 287 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "This compilation of facts, figures and accounts provides a comprehensive reference for students (of aviation) at all levels. They will find comments on the inventors and manufacturers, the planners and strategists, the daring test pilots and the combative fighter and bomber crews; they will… Read more
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THE GUNNERS OF CANADA: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADIAN ARTILLERY. VOLUME I. 1534-1919.

by Nicholson, G.W.L., Colonel.

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1967
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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1967. 478 pp, large 8vo (9 13/16" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans, fold-out colour maps. "Volume I of Colonel Nicholson's definitive work traces the story of Canadian gunners from the days when the French used transformed naval guns against hostile natives to the intricately planned artillery barrages of the First World… Read more
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THE ARMY DOCTRINE AND TRAINING BULLETIN. VOL. 5, NO. 4, WINTER 2002-2003. LE BULLETIN DE DOCTRINE ET D'INSTRUCTION DE L'ARMEE DE TERRE. HIVER 2002-2003.

by Graves, Donald E, Boyer, M. Robert et al, editors. (Lt.-Col. R. Prefontaine, Major Bill Beaudoin, Lt.-Col. Bernd Horn, Lt.-Col. Vincent J. Curtis, Lt.-Col. P.P.J. Lessard, Tim Cook, Sean M. Maloney, Sergeant Arthur Majoor.

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2003
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Kington: Land Force Command, 2003. 92 pp (English text); 104 pp (French text), 10 15/16" H, soft cover. Bilingual (English/French). B&w illustrations. Contents: Tactical Aviation Update; From the Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College - Conduct of the Army Operations Course - Winter 2003 Update; The Administrative Estimate in the Operation Planning Process; From The Combat… Read more
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FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.

by Bowyer, Chaz.

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Published
1992
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Reprint
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9780948817571
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London: Grub Street, 1992. 548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born;… Read more
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