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TICKET TO HELL VIA DIEPPE: FROM A PRISONER'S WARTIME LOG 1942-1945.

by Prouse, A. Robert.

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Published
1982
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First Edition
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9780770600099
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Toronto: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982. 192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations. "This fascinating memoir of three years spent in Stalag IXC deep within the Third Reich recreates in rich detail what life was like behind barbed wire. Prouse has drawn on the rich resources of his wartime log, secreted all those years… Read more
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A WARTIME LOG.

by Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1994
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Very Good+
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First Edition
ISBN
9780943231907
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Charlottesville, Virginia: Howell, 1994. 208 pp, 9 3/4" H. Signed on front free endpaper: "Art Beltrone / Lee Beltrone". Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "With watercolors extracted from food can labels and paint brushes made from their own hair, downed World War II American airmen recreated their recollections of combat and experiences as prisoners of… Read more
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Toronto: Self-published, 2013. 186 pp, 9" H. Signed on title page: "Toni Harting / 31 May (?) 13". B&w photographs, map. "(A)ims to provide insight into, and information about, the mentality, philosophy, and motivation of the Japanese people, especially the Japanese military, before and during the 1941-1945 war in the Pacific, as well as their system of… Read more
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JOHN WORSLEY'S WAR. AN OFFICIAL WAR ARTIST IN WORLD WAR II.

by Worsley, John and Giggal, Kenneth.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1993
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Very Good+
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First Edition
ISBN
9781853102578
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Shrewsbury: Air Life, 1993. 116 pp, small 4to (10 7/16" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour reproductions of the author/artist's work. "John Worsley was one of the very few active service artists of the Second World War, and in this book he recalls his experiences both in active sea warfare and later as a prisoner of war. At… Read more
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DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT.

by Turner, John Fraynd.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1995
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Very Good+
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First Edition
ISBN
9781853105463
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Shrewsbury: Airlife, 1995. 252 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Based on extensive interviews which the author had with Douglas Bader during the last thirteen years of his life, it tells the full story from his childhood to his work with the disabled in later life. After a flying accident in which he lost his legs,… Read more
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A LEAP IN THE DARK: A WELSH AIRMAN'S ADVENTURES IN OCCUPIED EUROPE.

by Davies, James Arthur.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1994
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Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780850523140
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London: Leo Cooper, 1994. 170 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Jim Davies' story of being shot down over Holland in World War II, of evading capture with the help of the Dutch Resistance, only to be betrayed in the end by a double agent. Sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland, he later assumed… Read more
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ESCAPE FROM CANADA! THE UNTOLD STORY OF GERMAN POWs IN CANADA, 1939-1945.

by Melady, John.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1981
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780771595370
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Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1981. 210 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Captured on the battlefields of Europe and Africa, or on the open sea, 25,000 German officers and other ranks were sent to camps across (Canada), to live out the duration of the war behind barbed wire. Many of these men were the cream… Read more
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BARBED WIRE BALLADS.

by Melville, Tom (Scotty), Lieut.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1945
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Good-
Edition
Second Printing
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Regina : School Aids and Text Book Publishing Co., 1945. 62 pp, 8" H. Green patterned endpapers, 2 b&w photographs, drawing. These ballads were written by an officer of the South Saskatchewan Regiment while in a German POW camp (Oflag VII/B) during WWII. Interior - two small splits in paper of front hinge, light browning to edges… Read more
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ROSSANO: A VALLEY IN FLAMES. A STORY OF THE ITALIAN RESISTANCE.

by Lett, Gordon, Major. Introduction by James Holland. Forewords by Brian Lett & Freya Stark.

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Capricorn Books
Published
2011
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Fine
ISBN
9781848326217
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Barnsley, South Yorkshire: Frontline, 2011. 205 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, map. "In July 1942, Major Gordon Lett was taken prisoner at the fall of Tobruk. After fourteen months in the notorious prison camps at Bari and Chieti, he escaped at the Armistice of September 1943 from the camp at Veano and took to the mountains… Read more
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KOREA 1950-1953: PRISONERS OF WAR, THE BRITISH ARMY.

by Gaston, Peter, compiled by.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1976
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Very Good+
ISBN
9780948130908
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London: London Stamp Exchange, 1976. 28 pp, 8 1/4" H. "This list contains the names of British Army personnel who were reported 'Missing' and, in most cases, their eventual classification. Names of those definitely identified as KIA (i.e. who never became POWs) have in general been withdrawn although there are one or two exceptions in an endeavour to… Read more
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TEN MINUTES TO BUFFALO: THE STORY OF GERMANY'S GREAT ESCAPER.

by Steinhilper, Ulrich and Osborne, Peter.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1991
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781872836010
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Bromley: Independent, 1991. 432 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w maps, plans, photographs, reproductions. "Having fought throughout the Battle of Britain, Ulrich Steinhilper was shot down as he flew his Messerschmitt Bf 109-E on bomber escort duty. As the wing turned over London it was attacked by 74 Squadron, 'The Tigers', and Sergeant Bill Skinner in a Spitfire… Read more
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DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT.

by Turner, John Fraynd.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1995
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9781853105463
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Shrewsbury: Airlife, 1995. 252 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Based on extensive interviews which the author had with Douglas Bader during the last thirteen years of his life, it tells the full story from his childhood to his work with the disabled in later life. After a flying accident in which he lost his legs,… Read more
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THE TARTAN PIMPERNEL.

by Caskie, Donald C.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1959
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Good+
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Reprint.
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London: Oldbourne, 1959. 270 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w plates. "On Sunday, 10 June 1940, the Rev. Donald C. Caskie, Minister of the Scottish Kirk in Paris, preached for the last time in four years, said goodbye to his congregation, locked the church and joined the mass-exodus from the city. A Highlander, he denounced Hitler from his pulpit.… Read more
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P.O.W. THE UNCIVIL FACE OF WAR.

by Garrett, Richard.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1988
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Very Good
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Reprint
ISBN
9780715392010
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Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1988. 240 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)ells the story of the men who, from the days of the Hundred Years War to the present day, were captives in wartime. It is a tale that does humanity little credit. Prisoners have been starved, tortured, brainwashed, and housed in conditions that would shame a… Read more
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THE WAR DIARIES OF WEARY DUNLOP. JAVA AND THE BURMA-THAILAND RAILWAY, 1942-1945.

by Dunlop, E.E. Foreword by Colonel Sir Laurens van der Post.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1990
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Very Good+
Edition
Sixth printing
ISBN
9780140128611
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Victoria, Australia.: Penguin, 1990. 475 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "This (is the) fascinating account of Sir Edward Dunlop's experiences as senior medical officer in prisoner-of-war camps in Java and on the Burma-Thailand Railway." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, light rubbing.. Sixth… Read more
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BONDS OF WIRE: A MEMOIR.

by Brown, Kingsley. Foreword by Dave McIntosh.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1989
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Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780002159722
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Toronto: Collins, 1989. 267 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings. "On July 3, 1942, RCAF Bomber Pilot Kingsley Brown was shot down over Holland, and shortly afterwards incarcerated in Stalag Luft 3. He spent the next three years there. When the gates slammed shut behind him, much to his surprise Brown found himself in a fascinating environment where… Read more
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GROUNDED IN EIRE: THE STORY OF TWO RAF FLIERS INTERNED IN IRELAND DURING WORLD WAR II.

by Keefer, Ralph.

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Published
2001
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Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001. 263 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "Off-course after a failed mission over Frankfurt in 1941, Bobby Keefer and his best friend Jack Calder found themselves forced to bail out of their twin-engine Wellington over Southern Ireland. Much to their surprise, rather than being returned to their squadron in England,… Read more
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PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY.

by Hobbs, Charlie.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1994
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781896182117
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Burnstown, Ontario: General Store Publishing House, 1994. 208 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, map. "Like many of his friends, Charlie Hobbs was eager to join up when (WWII) broke out in 1939. Who wanted to take a bank manager's course when you could fly with the RCAF? After qualifying as an airgunner, Charlie sailed for… Read more
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JOHN WORSLEY'S WAR. AN OFFICIAL WAR ARTIST IN WORLD WAR II.

by Worsley, John and Giggal, Kenneth.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1993
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781853102578
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Shrewsbury: Air Life, 1993. 116 pp, small 4to (10 7/16" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour reproductions of the author/artist's work. "John Worsley was one of the very few active service artists of the Second World War, and in this book he recalls his experiences both in active sea warfare and later as a prisoner of war. At… Read more
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IN ENEMY HANDS: CANADIAN PRISONERS OF WAR, 1939-45.

by Dancocks, Daniel G.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1983
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Very Good
ISBN
9780888302403
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Edmonton: Hurtig, 1983. 303 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "There were more than nine thousand Canadians taken prisoner during World War II. Here, in their own words, are the stories of 165 of them - soldiers, airmen, sailors, captured in Europe and the Far East and imprisoned in camps in Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, and Japan. Forty years… Read more
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