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RCAF: SQUADRON HISTORIES AND AIRCRAFT 1924-1968. HISTORICAL PUBLICATION 14, CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM.

by Kostenuk, Samuel and Griffin, John.

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Published
1977
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9780888665775
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Toronto / Sarasota: Samuel Stevens / Hakkert, 1977. 255 pp + errata page at rear, 4to (12 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, unit badges. "From a small beginning of fewer than two thousand, the Royal Canadian Air Force expanded to a magnificent force of over two hundred thousand in the Second World War. Their accomplishments in that… Read more
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image of 11 STEPS TO SURVIVAL.  BLUEPRINT FOR SURVIVAL NO. 4.

11 STEPS TO SURVIVAL. BLUEPRINT FOR SURVIVAL NO. 4.

by Canada Emergency Measures Organization. Department of National Defence.

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Published
1969
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Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1969. 52 pp, 7 3/4" H. A post-Cuban Missile Crisis, Cold War era pamphlet, advising Canadians how to prepare for and react to a nuclear attack. The eleven sections are headed: Know the effects of nuclear explosions; Know the facts about radioactive fallout; Know the warning signal and have a battery-powred radio; Know how to take… Read more
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ENSOR'S ENDEAVOUR: A BIOGRAPHY OF WING COMMANDER MICK ENSOR DSO & BAR, DFC & BAR, AFC, RNZAF & RAF.

by Orange, Vincent. (Mick Ensor.)

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Published
1994
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London: Grub Street, 1994. 190 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. Mick Ensor "learned to fly in New Zealand and joined 500 Squadron at Bircham Newton, Norfolk in 1941. Having survived several dangerous operations in Blenheims over the North Sea and the French coast, Mick first earned fame on his second Hudson operation… Read more
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image of GUARDIA REAL DE S.M. JUAN CARLOS I.  CARPETA PRIMERA: CONTIENE LAS LAMINAS NUMEROS 101 A 108.

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Bilbao: Imprenta Industrial S.A., 1982. Folder (carpeta), 9 1/8" H x 12" W, containing one sheet of text (*Spanish only*), 8 plates (laminas), 11 3/8" H x 8 3/4" W, numbered 101 to 108, with multiple colour uniform studies, plus one additional small sheet with two uniform studies. Titles of plates: 101 - Ejercito Espanol, 1981 - Guardia real.… 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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First Edition
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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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image of SR-71: INSIDE LOCKHEED'S BLACKBIRD.

SR-71: INSIDE LOCKHEED'S BLACKBIRD.

by O'Leary, Michael. Photography by Eric Schulzinger and Michael O'Leary.

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Published
1991
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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9780879385415
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Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 1991. 128 pp, 10 7/16" H. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "The SR-71 Blackbirds was retired on January 26, 1990, as the world's fastest, highest flying aircraft and then came out of retirement on March 6, 1990, to break its own records, flying the 2,404.5 miles from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 68 minutes and 17… Read more
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image of FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION:  1940 TO THE PRESENT.  UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED No 15.

FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION: 1940 TO THE PRESENT. UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED No 15.

by Cadiou, Yves L. & Szecsko, Tibor.

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Published
1986
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9780853688068
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London: Arms & ARMOUR, 1986. 72 pp, 9 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "Each volume (in this series) offers a personal selection of photographs on a particular topic or theme, and the authors have taken pains to include rare or unusual pictures highlighting technical details, operational and 'in action' views, equipment and personnel -… Read more
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AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE 3 & 2. RATE TRAINING MANUAL AND NONRESIDENT CAREER COURSE. NAVEDTRA 10323.

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Published
1978
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Very Good
Edition
Revised Edition
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Washington: Naval Education and Training Support Command, 1978. 426 pp + iii pp + 113 pp (Assignments), 10 1/4" H. 1978 Revised Edition. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings/diagrams (some fold-out), photographs. Chapter headings: Aviation Machinist's Mate Rating; Publications; Tools and Hardware; Aircraft Engines; Aircraft Engine Fuel Systems; Aircraft Engine Lubricating Systems; Hydraulic, Electric, and Starting Systems; Aicraft Engine… Read more
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AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE J 1 & C. RATE TRAINING MANUAL. NAVTRA 10343-C.

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Published
1972
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Naval Training Command, 1972. 193 pp, 10 1/4" H. 1972 Edition. B&w drawings/diagrams, photographs. Chapter headings: Aviation Machinist's Mate J rating; Aviation supply; Work Center supervision and administration; Jetcal analyzer; Fuel system maintenance; Turbojet powerplant troubleshooting; Turbojet powerplant removal and installation; Turbojet powerplant hot section repair; Turboshaft-powered helicopter maintenance; Turboprop powerplants/propellers; Index. Interior - small soft bump… Read more
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THE NEW FORCE: THE STORY OF ATOMS AND PEOPLE.

by Lapp, Ralph E. Foreword by Stewart Alsop.

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Published
1953
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Very Good
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1953. 238 pp, 8 3/8" H. Contents: Foreword; About People and Atomic Energy; The New Force; From Manhattan to Nagasaki; Postwar Development; Destruction Unlimited; The Atomic Impasse; Battlefield A-Weapons; Peacetime Power; Atomic Engines; The Atom - Man's Servant; Secrecy and the Atom; Power for the Future; Index. "The story beings with early atomic… Read more
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image of MY LIFE STORY.  Plus: THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS.  Plus: CARD.

MY LIFE STORY. Plus: THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS. Plus: CARD.

by Limbu, Rambahadur, Lieutenant, VC - as told to Warrant Officer Class II Kulbahadur Rai. Introduction by Major C.E. Maunsell.

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London: The GURKHA WELFARE TRUSTS Unpaginated (20 pp), undated (c1978), 10" H. Signed on title page: "R B Limbu V.C. 12 Aug 78" then, in other hands: "Pipe Major 10 GR J. B. Rai / Pipe Major Yom Bahadur Gurung (QGE)". (GR = Gurkha Rifles / QGE = Queen's Gurkha Engineers.) B&w photographs. A short biography… Read more
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image of CAMP VERNON:  A CENTURY OF CANADIAN  MILITARY HISTORY.

CAMP VERNON: A CENTURY OF CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY.

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

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Published
2003
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Very Good+
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First Edition
ISBN
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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image of Su-27: ISTORIYA ISTREBITELYA.  (Su-27:  THE HISTORY OF THE FIGHTER.)

Su-27: ISTORIYA ISTREBITELYA. (Su-27: THE HISTORY OF THE FIGHTER.)

by Fomin, A.V. (Andrei Viktorovich)

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Published
1999
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ISBN
9785935110017
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Moscow: R.A. Intervestnik, 1999. 272 pp, 11 1/2" H. Glazed pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, technical drawings, three view drawings. ***Russian text only.*** Minor rubbing to glazed pictorial boards, two minor corner bumps, very minor edge wear.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket - (as issued). Illus. by Alexey Valerievich Mikheev..… Read more
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COMBAT HELICOPTER Mi-24.

by Sekach, N.

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Published
2001
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ISBN
9785940380122
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Russia: "Eksprint", 2001. 64 pp, 11 5/8" H. Glazed pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings. ***Main text in Russian only.*** Photographs have bilingual captions (Russian/English). Minor rubbing to glazed pictorial boards, very minor wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, a few tiny dents at bottom edge of boards.. Hard Cover.… Read more
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image of CF-104 FLIGHT CONTROLS:  FLIGHT STABILITY SYSTEMS.

CF-104 FLIGHT CONTROLS: FLIGHT STABILITY SYSTEMS.

by Industrial Relations Department, Canadair Limited.

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Published
1962
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NZ$166.24

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Montreal: Canadair, 1962. 133 pp (printed on one side of page only), 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with technical drawings/diagrams (some fold out). This was an in-house document "for training purposes only" and while most of the illustrations are quite legible, a few are very poor quality and virtually unreadable - all text pages are clear.… Read more
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NO MORE VIETNAMS.

by Nixon, Richard. (Richard Milhous Nixon.)

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Published
1985
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Deluxe Edition.
ISBN
9780877957263
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New York: Arbor House, 1985. 240 pp, 8 9/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, blindstamped signature on front board, top edge of textblock dark blue, fore edge untrimmed. Signed on front free endpaper: "Richard Nixon". In plain dark blue cloth-covered slipcase. Contents; The Myths of Vietnam; How the Vietnam War Began; Why… Read more
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STORMS OF CONTROVERSY: THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED.

by Campagna, Palmiro.

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Published
1992
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First Edition
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9780773726499
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Toronto: Stoddart, 1992. 228 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(R)eveals there was much more to the scrubbing of the sophisticated Arrow than design flaws, cost overruns and obsolescence, the reasons given by federal government officials to justify their decision. Clearly, step-by-step, using never-before-released documents concerning the Arrow, Campagna details a political web of intrigue among the… Read more
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image of 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.

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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PUBLIC SERVANT, SECRET AGENT: THE ELUSIVE LIFE AND VIOLENT DEATH OF AIREY NEAVE.

by Routledge, Paul.

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2002
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London: Fourth Estate, 2002. 392 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "On 30 March 1979 for the first time in more than 100 years an MP was killed in the precincts of the House of Commons. And his was a very violent death: a bomb, triggered by the ascent of his car up the ramp from the underground… Read more
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PEACEKEEPER: THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO.

by MacKenzie, Lewis.

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Published
1993
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First Edition
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9781550540987
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Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1993. 345 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Brave, tough, resourceful, and, rarest of all, blessed with an irreverent sense of humour, (Major-General Lewis) MacKenzie needed all those qualities for the biggest assignment of his military career: striving for peace among the warring factions in the former Yugoslavia. … Read more
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