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THE WEAPONS DETECTIVE : The Inside Story of Australia's Top Weapons Inspector

By: Barton, Rod

Price: $16.03

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc/Schwartz Publishing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007875


x., + 278pp., plus 8 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. " . . . tells of a professional life replete with adventure, urgency and achievement. From the chaos of Somalia to the inner sanctums of the UN, Barton has more than once been in the eye of the historical storm . . . describes the fascinating chess-game of weapons inspection, with its mixture of dete... View more info

THE FACE OF COURAGE: The 98 Men Who Received the Knight's Cross and the Close -Combat Clasp in Gold

By: Berger, Florian

Price: $30.08

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, U.S.A., Stackpole Books: 2011

Edition: First Thus, 3rd Impression

Seller ID: 013180


600pp., + (xvi), illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates (mostly photographs of featured recipients), facsimiles, plus an illustrated publisher's promotional section at rear. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped only. Text-block unmarked. All countries at war with another have their patriots and heroes - and so it was with Germany during World War Two . . . This book features the biographies of the 98 men who received the Kni... View more info

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CALLSIGN HADES

By: Bury, Patrick

Price: $15.04

Publisher: London, Simon & Schuster: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012286


303pp., plus 1 x 8 page colour photographically-illustrated section, two b/white maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only, faint price-sticker ghost to front panel. From the rear panel: "As part of Ranger Company, a hand-picked group of 1 Royal Irish soldiers, Patrick deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan's most dangerous town . . . This powerful and thoughtful book places the reader in an infantry officer's b... View more info

THE WORLD IS SIX FEET SQUARE

By: Caillou, Alan

Price: $11.84

Publisher: London, Peter Davies: 1954

Edition: 4th Impression

Seller ID: 003440


214pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Lightly tanned leaves. Art-illustrated, loose plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, mildly edgeworn and smokey on spine. A story of capture, escape, recapture and finally to 'slip away' in the general confusion of the Italian collapse and safety of the advancing British lines, by Intelligence Corps Officer, Alan Caillon, and his friend, Frank...Captured in the Western Desert, by the Italians, in February, 1943, they were gi... View more info

SILENT RUNNING: My Years on a World War 11 Attack Submarine

By: Calvert, James F.

Price: $17.03

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition, 1st Impression

Seller ID: 003502


xvii, + 282pp., unpaginated [8 page] candid and archivally illustrated, b/white halftone plate section, and intext line-drawn area maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm, security sticker on inside rear cover. Gilt title there-on. Leaves clean and white [alkaline paper used]. Illustrated [archival], loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, with a small crease on front flap. James F. Calvert, Vice Admiral, USN [Ret.], was one of the Navy's most decorated offi... View more info

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FIGHTING THE BOLSHEVIKS : The Russian War Memoir of Private First Class Donald E. Carey, U.S. Army, 1918-1919

By: Carey, Donald E. (Edited By: Neil G. Carey)

Price: $20.04

Publisher: Novato, California, U.S.A., Presidio Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007716


(xvii) + 240pp., facsimile frontispiece, general area maps, plus an unpaginated b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over firm black spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves pristine. Pictorially-illustrated (author portrait on rear panel) loose-plastic protected dustjacket near fine. Most people, save for families and military historians, are unaware of a period in 1918-1919 during which 5,600 American soldiers and sailors fought ... View more info

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MY WAR 1939-1945

By: Clarke, Michael

Price: $37.60

Publisher: Toorak, VIC, Australia, Michael Clarke Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012386


viii, + 527pp., b/white, author-portrait frontispiece, intext halftone plates and two colour-maps, throughout. Book clean. Bright gilt title over mildly canted and bumped spine. Plain ochre-brown boards lightly edgeworn. Textblock flecked on edges, else leaves clean. Portrait-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn and colour-faded on spine. " . . . utterly candid, personal story of a young Australian artillery officer during WW2." Descr... View more info

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WARLORD : A Life of Churchill at War, 1874-1945

By: D'Este, Carlo

Price: $26.32

Publisher: London, Allen Lane (Penguin): 2009

Edition: First U.K. (Amended) Edition

Seller ID: 011238


xix, + 935pp., plus 2 x 8 page, b/white photographically-illustrated sections. Ten b/white maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain black boards bumped on one lower foredge corner. Previous owner's gift inscription to ffep., remainder stripe to textblock head, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased, two tiny closed tears. From the jacket flap: "Carlo D'Este's startlingly fresh biography exami... View more info

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WEARY : The Life of Sir Edward Dunlop. Volume 2 (Large Print)

By: Ebury, Sue

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Rozelle, N.S.W., Australia, Sage Book Publishing: 1995

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 011252


Volume II, pages 367-819. 1 x 12 page, b/white illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, fine reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Previous owner's name to inside front cover of illustrated card wrapper, which is mildly surface indented. Contents of this volume two of the large print edition include the full contents page, and commence at Part Three (1942-1945), chapter 16, closing at Part Five, chapter 31, Acks., and Abbreviations. Australian surgeon and Ja... View more info

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EISENHOWER : At War, 1943-1945

By: Eisenhower, David

Price: $20.68

Publisher: New York, Wings Books: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011136


xxvii, + 977pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards very lightly bumped on foot. Leaves clean, albeit mildly tanned. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. From the jacket flap: "Based on the meticulous reading of voluminous primary sources and amplified by his personal knowledge of his grandfather's conduct of the war, David Eisenhower's riveting account of the hinge of modern history is itse... View more info

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JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS

By: Faramus, Anthony

Price: $18.22

Publisher: London, Grafton Books (Collins): 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008970


310pp,., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Flecked edges, else text-block clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and nipped along head. Giving an inordinate amount of space to colourful descriptions of his sexual prowess, never-the-less, the author's wartime experiences on the British island of Jersey during the German occupation, and late... View more info

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THE EMPEROR'S GUEST 1942-45

By: Fletcher-Cooke, John

Price: $18.80

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper: 1972

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 010883


xviii, + 315pp., line-drawn map section at rear, plus unpaginated, candidly-illustrated (post-war) b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm but lightly bumped spine. Plain red boards bumped on foredge corners only. Textblock unmarked. Stylized (Design: John Darlington) loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, nipped and bumped, plus noticeable colour fade to spine. Based on a diary he kept during his years as a prisoner of war of th... View more info

THE GEHLEN MEMOIRS: The First Full Edition of the Memoirs of General Reinhard Gehlen 1942-1971

By: Gehlen, Reinhard

Price: $13.62

Publisher: London., Collins,: 1972

Edition: First U.K.

Seller ID: 001229


381pp. Unpaginated halftone plates throughout. Book negligibly askew, covers lightly colour faded. Light foxing spots to ep's, else leaves clean. Illustrated, edgeworn, loose-plastic protected dustjacket tanned beneath laminate. " I know the true facts in all their details", claims the author, head of Intelligence Operations in Russia and the Balkans. Before he retired in 1968 he was in supreme command of the German Secret Service. First published in a shorter ed... View more info

A STUDENT IN ARMS. Second Series

By: Hankey, Donald

Price: $17.03

Publisher: London, Andrew Melrose: 1919

Seller ID: 005921


232pp., sepia, author portrait frontispiece. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Boards mildly bumped and frayed. Leaves clean, but acidic. The thoughts and observations of Donald Hankey, born Brighton, England, in 1884, who enlisted in the British Army during August, 1914. Wounded and repatriated home a year later, on recovery and receiving a commission, he returned to the front. In October, 1916, after inspirationally rallying his men 'over t... View more info

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UNDERGROUND OUT OF HOLLAND

By: Hanson, S.E. (Stan)

Price: $30.08

Publisher: London, Ian Allen Ltd.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012931


191pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain green boards lightly pressure marked on rear board, else undamaged. A minor in-production fault on rear pastedown, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket neatly price-clipped, pressure-marked (as rear board) on rear panel, else very good. "The various resistance movements - the 'underground' - throughout Nazi-occupied E... View more info

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YOUNG DIGGER. (Signed Copy)

By: Hill, Anthony

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 007357


283pp., plus four pages, b/white maps, and 3 x 4 page, b/white, photographically illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Author's dated and signed inscription ('With every good wish, Anthony Hill, 2002) to title page, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. "A small boy, an orphan of the First World War, wanders into the Australian airmen's mess in Germany, on Christmas Day in 1918. A strange boy, with an uncertain past ... View more info

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CONGO MERCENARY

By: Hoare, Mike

Price: $75.20

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1968

Edition: First Edition, 4th Impression

Seller ID: 008689


318pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plates throughout (mostly candid, however some are very confronting) (all called-for plates extant and attached), together with intext line-drawn maps, and facsimiles. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over mildly bumped spine. Plain green boards very good. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, top edge tinted green (as boards), else leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated (author image superimposed over backgr... View more info

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THE RATS OF RANGOON

By: Hudson, Lionel

Price: $23.50

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper: 1988

Edition: Second Impression.

Seller ID: 012323


(xi), + 220pp., facsimile diary extract endpapers. Line-drawn area map, plus two unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped; bright gilt title. Plain brown boards undamaged. A nondescript inscription on verso of front free endpaper, else leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Susan Hunter), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. In December, 1944, Wing Commander Lionel Hudson was taken prisoner by the Japanes... View more info

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ONE COMMON ENEMY. The Laconia Incident: A Survivor's Memoir

By: McLoughlin, Jim (with Gibb, David)

Price: $14.57

Publisher: Kent Town, SA, Australia, Wakefield Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011403


200pp., plus 1 x 12 page b/white illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "Jim McLoughlin recounts how the chaos and carnage of war at sea in the Norwegian and Mediterranean campaigns led him to a fateful rendezvous with a much-loved ship from his boyhood, the passenger liner 'Laconia'. Nostalgia turned to disaster when 'Laconia' was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the South Atlantic.... View more info

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FALKLANDS COMMANDO

By: McManners, Captain Hugh

Price: $13.66

Publisher: London, William Kimber: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011438


238pp., plus 7 x 4 page, b/white illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Plain boards very good. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a short closed tear and minor edge-creasing. From the jacket flap: The first combatant soldier to land on the Falklands writes of his experiences in the war. The author led a five-man Commando Team working alongside the SAS and SBS and describes his undercover missions to direct naval bombardment ... View more info