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cover of TESTAMENTS OF HONOUR:  PERSONAL HISTORIES OF CANADA'S WAR VETERANS.

TESTAMENTS OF HONOUR: PERSONAL HISTORIES OF CANADA'S WAR VETERANS.

by Heathcote, Blake. Foreword by Richard Gwyn.

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2002
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Doubleday Canada, 2002. 341 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The experiences of the men and women included here are powerful and unforgettable, whether it is the story of a parachuter who relives his night-blind drop behind enemy lines or a prisoner of war who describes the unlikely friendship that developed between a German guard and two of his… Read more
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cover of 2 GROUP R.A.F.  A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945.  (RAF)

2 GROUP R.A.F. A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945. (RAF)

by Bowyer, Michael J.F.

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Published
1992
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9780947554255
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Somerton, Somerset: Crecy, 1992. 532 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2' H). B&w photographs, maps. "No. 2 Group was formed in Bomber Command to support the Army. After equipping with Blenheims it specialized in daylight operations. It engaged in the first raid of the war. After taking part in the Norweigan campaign, it was thrown into the struggle to save… Read more
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cover of THE SAD SACK.

THE SAD SACK.

by Baker, George, Sergeant. Introduction by Sgt. Marion Hargrove.

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Published
1944
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Fourth printing.
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1944. Unpaginated, 7 1/2" H. Maroon cloth with black lettering on spine, small black illustration on front board. Price of $2.00 on bottom of dust jacket front flap. 115 b&w cartoons by George Baker who, prior to being inducted into the army in 1941, had worked for Walt Disney. "The Sack is the perfect… Read more
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cover of TIGER COLOURS.  WYDAWNICTWO MILITARIA 136.

TIGER COLOURS. WYDAWNICTWO MILITARIA 136.

by

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2001
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9788372191052
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Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Militaria, 2001. 50 pp, 11 5/8" H. Full colour illustrations (generally three per page, including inside of covers and rear cover) of German Tiger tanks. The text consists of bilingual captions (Polish/English) under the illustrations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright.. Not Signed. Soft Cover. Fine.… Read more
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cover of PANZER COLOURS.

PANZER COLOURS.

by Winiarski, Artur.

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1994
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Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Militaria, 1994. 96 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, markings, colour profiles, paint samples glued in on last page. **Main text is in Polish only - captions below colour profiles are in Polish/English.** Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a very tiny scuff on the edge… Read more
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cover of THE CAHS JOURNAL.  VOL. 3.  NO. 1 SPRING, NO. 2 SUMMER, NO. 3 FALL, NO. 4 WINTER, 1965.  4 NUMBERS IN TOTAL.

THE CAHS JOURNAL. VOL. 3. NO. 1 SPRING, NO. 2 SUMMER, NO. 3 FALL, NO. 4 WINTER, 1965. 4 NUMBERS IN TOTAL.

by Waddington, T.R., Editor. (J.R. Ellis, G.S.B. Fuller, H.A. Halliday, R. Juniper, M.L. McIntyre, K.M. Molson, Peggy Gardiner, H.E. Creagan, P. Mossman, J. Phipps, J.A. Griffin, et al.)

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Published
1965
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Willowdale, Ontario: Canadian Aviation Historical Society, 1965. The four No.s of Volume 3 (1965) of the CAHS Journal, paged 1 - 119, including covers, 11" H - stapled in covers. B&w photographs, drawings, scale drawings (1 fold-out). Articles include: DH-60 Cirrus Moth; An Observer in the RFC; The Saga of Junkers CF-AMX; They Flew Liberators; Avro CF-100 Insignia; Curtiss Kittyhawk… Read more
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cover of SO MANY:  A FOLIO DEDICATED TO ALL WHO SERVED WITH RAF BOMBER COMMAND, 1939-45.

SO MANY: A FOLIO DEDICATED TO ALL WHO SERVED WITH RAF BOMBER COMMAND, 1939-45.

by Gunston, Bill, editor. Biographies by John Golley and Bill Gunston.

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Published
1995
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Very Good
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First Canadian Edition
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9780771573347
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Toronto: Macmillan, 1995. 276 pp, folio (12 3/4" H). Integral ribbon bookmark. B&w and colour photographs, colour silhouettes. "The central theme is the courage of thousands of men - most of them from ordinary backgrounds in Britain and the Empire, but including important groups from countries overrun by Germany - who survived one of the most severe and prolonged… Read more
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cover of WHEELS & TRACKS:  THE INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF MILITARY VEHICLES.  NUMBER 14, NUMBER 16 & NUMBER 18.  3 ITEMS IN TOTAL.

WHEELS & TRACKS: THE INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF MILITARY VEHICLES. NUMBER 14, NUMBER 16 & NUMBER 18. 3 ITEMS IN TOTAL.

by Vanderveen, Bart, editor.

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Published
1985
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London: After the Battle / Battle of Britain Prints, 1985. 3 numbers of Wheels & Tracks magazine, 11 5/8" H. B&w photographs/drawings, colour photographs on covers. 1. Number 14 - 1985, 53 pp. Contents: Wooden Wheels (horse-drawn military transport); Satory X; Super Heavy Wreckers (US armed forces's recovery vehicles during '40s); Alexander's Ford Tourer (Field Marshal Alexander's staff car);… Read more
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cover of COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1942-1943.  POSTER BOOK.

COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1942-1943. POSTER BOOK.

by Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo.

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Published
1988
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9780517665787
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New York: Military Press, 1988. 63 pp, folio (15 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with full and double page 3-view colour drawings, b&w photographs. Brief histories of each aircraft and technical details. This volume: Nakajima Ki-44; Kawasaki Ki-61; Kawanishi N1K; Martin B-26; Grumman TBF; North American P-51B; Martin Baltimore; Republic P-47; Yakovlev Yak-9; Tupolev Tu-2; IAR 80; Focke Wulf Fw.190 F;… Read more
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cover of THE BIRTH OF MODERN BRITAIN.  A JOURNEY INTO BRITAIN'S ARCHAEOLOGICAL PAST:  1550 TO THE PRESENT.

THE BIRTH OF MODERN BRITAIN. A JOURNEY INTO BRITAIN'S ARCHAEOLOGICAL PAST: 1550 TO THE PRESENT.

by Pryor, Francis.

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Published
2011
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Second Printing
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9780007299126
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London: Harper, 2011. 299 pp, 9 1/2" H. Colour plates. "The pioneers of agricultural and industrial revolutions were often far too busy innovating and making things to record what was taking place around them, but fortunately for us the buildings and machines they left behind can bring the period vividly to life. During the Second World War, the… Read more
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cover of AIR WARFARE.  THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 20TH CENTURY CONFLICT.

AIR WARFARE. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 20TH CENTURY CONFLICT.

by Cooksley, Peter G.

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Published
1997
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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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cover of RCAF:  SQUADRON HISTORIES AND AIRCRAFT 1924-1968.  HISTORICAL PUBLICATION 14, CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM.

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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First Edition
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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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cover of THIS ARMY VOL. 2:  ANOTHER MAPLE LEAF ALBUM.

THIS ARMY VOL. 2: ANOTHER MAPLE LEAF ALBUM.

by Coughlin, Bing. Lt.-Col. C.W. Gilchrist, Foreword.

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Published
1945
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Rome, Italy : No. 2 Canadian Public Relations Group, 1945. 63 pp, 9 1/4" H. "A portfolio of (b&w) cartoons drawn on the Italian battle front especially for The Maple Leaf, Canadian Army newspaper". As a sargeant with the 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, the 32-year-old cartoonist participated in the invasion of Sicily and served through four months of… Read more
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cover of WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.  PARTS 5-8.  PART 5: TOWING AND SALVAGE.  PART  6: TRAWLERS. PART  7: COASTAL FORCES.  PART 8: LANDING CRAFT.  4 VOLUMES IN TOTAL.

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London: Ian Allan Parts 5 - 8 of the series - 4 volumes in total - 7 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Part 5: Miscellaneous vessels engaged in harbour, towing and salvage vessels duties - 71 pp, 1962. Contents: Abbreviations; Amenities ships; Auxiliary netlayers; Base and accommodation ships; Boom defence vessels; Boom carriers; Coastal salvage vessels; Convoy rescue ships;… Read more
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cover of HEAVENLY DAYS:  RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN.

HEAVENLY DAYS: RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN.

by Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF.

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Published
1994
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First Edition
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9780947554323
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England: Crecy, 1994. 392 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "When James Pelly-Fry joined the Royal Air Force in 1935 it was the culmination of his abiding passion, since boyhood, for 'aeroplanes'. Training as a pilot in Britain James then went to Egypt to join No. 216 Squadron where he was exposed to the mysteries of… Read more
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cover of THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.

THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.

by Perkins, J. David.

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2000
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First Edition
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9781551250311
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St Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell, 2000. 208 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, diagrams. "The Canadian Navy acquired its first submarines on the day the First World War was declared. As well, Canadian officers served in all theatres of war aboard British submarines, continuing into the Second World War. During WWII and the… Read more
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cover of A GENERAL INSTRUCTIONAL BACKGROUND FOR THE YOUNG SOLDIER, 1942.  IN SEVEN PARTS.  CANADIAN ARMY TRAINING PAMPHLET NO. 1.

A GENERAL INSTRUCTIONAL BACKGROUND FOR THE YOUNG SOLDIER, 1942. IN SEVEN PARTS. CANADIAN ARMY TRAINING PAMPHLET NO. 1.

by Chief of the General Staff, prepared under the direction of.

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1942
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Ottawa: Edmond Cloutier, 1942. 196 pp, 7 3/4" H. Colour plates showing medals, ribbons, insignia, b&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. The seven parts comprise: Infantry Drill, Marching and Physical Training; Weapon Training; Application of Fire; Gas Training; Organization and Tactical Training; Field Engineering; Military Law and Interior Economy. Interior - light soiling and browning on the first page, small… Read more
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cover of THE LOST DINOSAURS OF EGYPT

THE LOST DINOSAURS OF EGYPT

by Nothdurft, William. With Josh Smith, Matt Lamanna, Ken Lacovara, Jason Poole, and Jen Smith.

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2002
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9780375507953
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New York: Random House, 2002. 242 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "(R)ecounts an amazing but little-known episode in the history of dinosaur hunting. On the eve of World War I, an amazing cache of strange Cretaceous-age dinosaurs was discovered in the Great Western Desert of Egypt. With considerable difficulty, this collection was brought to Munich, only to… Read more
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cover of WINGED SQUADRONS.

WINGED SQUADRONS.

by Beaton, Cecil.

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London: Hutchinson 47 pp, 9 3/4" H. Text and 67 b&w photographs (all present) by Cecil Beaton. "The author relates his impressions of the men of the R.A.F. & Fleet Air Arm." No date, no notice of additional/later printings - "War Economy Standard". Contents: Preface; Trying Their Wings; The Way They Live; Fighter Pilots; Coastal Command… Read more
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cover of ENSOR'S ENDEAVOUR:  A BIOGRAPHY OF WING COMMANDER MICK ENSOR DSO & BAR, DFC & BAR, AFC, RNZAF & RAF.

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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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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