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

by Pryor, Francis.

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2011
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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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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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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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Very Good-
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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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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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First Edition
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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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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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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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Very Good
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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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THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.

by Perkins, J. David.

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Published
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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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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Published
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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PROUDLY SHE MARCHED: TRAINING CANADA'S WORLD WAR II WOMEN IN WATERLOO COUNTY. VOLUME 2: WOMEN'S ROYAL CANADIAN NAVAL SERVICE.

by Kallin, Anne. With Joan Smeaton. Introduction By Sonja Bata.

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Published
2007
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First Edition
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9780978142711
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Waterloo, Ontario: Canadian Federation of University Women , 2007. 160 pp, 11 1/4" H. **Volume 2 only.** Many b&w photographs. "It was a time of intense patriotism: in the daily newspapers, war bulletins and casualty reports appeared beside newspaper advertisements urging Canada's women to join the Navy and release a man for service afloat. During the Second… Read more
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THE LOST DINOSAURS OF EGYPT

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

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Published
2002
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First Edition
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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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THE GRIM REAPERS.

by Johnston, Stanley.

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Published
1943
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Philadelphia: Blakiston, 1943. 224 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w map endpapers, photographs. Stanley Johnston "adds another vivid chapter to his reporting of the war in the Pacific - from the Coral Sea through our victories up to the present. Here we see the war from the cockpits of Fighter Squadron VF-10, graphically nicknamed the Grim Reapers, who were attached… Read more
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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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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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COMBINED OPERATIONS: MORE PICTURES FROM PUNCH BY SILLINCE.

by Sillince, W.A.

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1944
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London: Collins, 1944. 96 pp, 7 3/4" H. A collection of b&w cartoons, presenting a "comic commentary on war-time England". Contents: Agriculture and Fisheries; R.A.F. and C.D.; Journeys - Unnecessary and the Other Sort; The Navies - R. and M.; Science, Art and Industry; The Soldier and the Home Guard; Unclassified. Slight corner bumps and also at top… Read more
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THE CANADIANS IN BRITAIN, 1939-1944. THE CANADIAN ARMY AT WAR.

by Murchie, J.C., Lieutenant-General, Chief of General Staff, Canada.

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Published
1946
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Second Edition
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Ottawa: Minister of National Defence, 1946. 172 pp + fold-out map at rear, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, 1 color plate by C.F. Comfort. Contents: Five Years in Britain; The Weapon on the Anvil; The Days of the Blitz; Sappers at Work; A Little Behind the Front; The Canadians and the British People. Interior - light… Read more
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WHERE THE HELL ARE THE GUNS? A SOLDIER'S EYE VIEW OF THE ANXIOUS YEARS, 1939-44.

by Blackburn, George G.

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Published
1997
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First Edition
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9780771015045
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1997. 439 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map end papers, B&w photographs. "(T)races the evolution of Canada's 4th Field Regiment from a motley assortment of ill-equipped recruits to the cream of the Allied artillery, more than ready to distinguish itself in the maelstrom of the battle for Normandy." Soft crease down spine,… Read more
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ARTIST AT WAR.

by Comfort, Charles Fraser. Introduction by Eric Harrison. Afterword by Charles Fraser C. Jackson.

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Published
1995
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Revised Edition
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9780920270219
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Pender Island, British Coumbia: Remembrance Books, 1995. 197 pp + 4 pp of colour maps, 9" H. Colour plates, b&w portraits. "In 1943, Charles Comfort was sent into battle to make a painter's record of the Canadian army's fight against the Germans on the Italian peninsula. (This) is his account of that fight. Enduring the shellfire, the mud, and… 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 GREAT BADGE COLLECTION OF THE REGIMENTS AND CORPS OF THE CANADIAN ARMY. VOLUME I.

by Irwin, Arthur Bruce. Foreword by General J.A. Dextraze. Introduction by Colonel N.A. Buckingham.

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Published
1973
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Scarborough, Ontario: Military Badge Collections Inc., 1973. Three folding boards (12 1/2" H x 11" W), housing 60 facsimile cap badges of Canadian Army Regiments and Corps. The centre section contains stapled booklet (glued to the board by rear cover) with a foreword and introduction, followed by short histories of the Regiments/Corps - unpaginated (24 pp including both covers) -… Read more
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Ottawa: Dominion of Canada / Edmond Cloutier, Printer, 1947. 92 pp, 9 3/4" H, blue paper wraps. Tables, charts. Signature of C.P. Stacey (respected Canadian historian/author) at top right of front cover. Chapter headings: General Review; Price Policy and Procedures; Foods; Farm Equipment Supplies; Textiles; Hides and Leather; Pulp and Paper; Lumber and Construction Products; Metals; Durable Goods; Fuels; Rentals… Read more
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