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Crete   12 Books
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DAVIN (D.M.) Crete. Facsimile reprint of 1953 1st Ed., xvii+547pp., approx. 50 photos., 29 maps. Nashville: Battery Press & London: IWM. 1997  #56371
[HLMainPic] A very detailed volume of the New Zealand Official History containing an account of the NZ ops. on Crete in May 1941. Orig. red cloth, VG & original edition scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45
DORNBUSCH (C.E.) Comp. The New Zealand Army, A Bibliography. 1st Ed., [v]+116pp. Cornwallville, NY: Hope Farm Press. 1961  #54676
[HLMainPic] Useful annotated bibliography. Dup. ts. with card covers. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
GARDINER (Wira) Te Mura O Te Ahi: The Story of the Maori Battalion. 2nd Imp. of paperback Ed., 208pp., 37 photos. Auckland, NZ: Reed. 1997  #56338
[HLMainPic] History of 28 (Maori) Bn., raised in 1939 & fought in Greece, Crete, Western Desert & Italy. VG paperback. See illustration on our website.   £15
GILL ([Lt.-Cdr.] G. Hermon) The Royal Australian Navy: Vol. I 1939-1942 & Vol. II 1942-1945. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xviii+686pp., 84 photos., 49 maps & xviii+753pp., 84 photos., 44 maps. VG in sl. chipped dws. Canberra: AWM. 1957/1968  #57858
[HLMainPic] Australian official history inc. ops. in the Med. (Western Desert campaign, Greece & Crete) & Far East. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG in chipped dws with ink stamp of Historical Section, Military Branch, Whitehall, to ffep of each vol. See illustration on our website.   £70
LIND (L.J.) Escape from Crete: Being the Personal Narrative of a Prisoner of War on the Island of Crete & His Escape by Submarine to Alexandria. 1st Ed., 100pp., 3 photos., map. Sydney: Australasian Pubg. Co. nd (c.1946).  #58002
[HLMainPic] Australian infantryman captured at Fall of Crete; put to various labouring tasks on the island; escaped from PoW camp & succoured by Cretans. After much trekking he joined up with a group of other escapers & was eventually evacuated on HM Submarine Phoenix. Orig. blue cloth, titled in black to sp., somewhat spotted/marked. Sound. See illustration on our website.   £20
LONG (Gavin) Australia in the War of 1939-1945, Army. Vol. II: Greece, Crete & Syria. 1st Ed., xiv+587pp., 60 photos., 75 maps. VG in dw. Canberra: AWM. 1953  #57964
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, VG in dw (sp. sunned o/w VG). See illustration on our website.   £45
MCKINNEY (J.B.) Medical Units of 2 NZEF in Middle East & Italy. 1st Ed., xv+462pp., approx. 70 photos., 14 maps (some col. & fldg.). Wellington: War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. 1952  #44992
A volume of the New Zealand Official History. Campaigns in Greece, Crete, Western Desert & Italy. Roll of Hon., awards. Detailed & well-illustrated history. Orig. red cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
NALDER (Maj.-Gen. R.F.H., CB, OBE) The Royal Corps of Signals: A History of its Antecedents & Development (circa 1800-1955). 1st Ed., xvi+672pp., col. frontis., 12 plates + approx. 75 portraits, 26 maps (some fldg.). Royal Signals Institution. 1958  #48387
[HLMainPic] Largely First & Second World Wars, covering organisation & operations on all fronts inc. WW1 France & Flanders, Dardanelles, Macedonia, East Africa, Mespot., Palestine; WW2 Europe, Middle & Far East. An Appendix contains biographies (with photographic portraits) of around 75 senior officers of the Corps. Orig. black cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
PLAYFAIR (Maj.-Gen. I.S.O.) The Mediterranean & Middle East. Vol. II: "The Germans Come to the Help of Their Ally" (1941). 1st Ed., xiv+392pp., 44 plates, 29 maps & diagrams (many fldg.). HMSO 1956  #51461
[HLMainPic] Includes events in Western Desert (Tobruk &c.), Greece & Crete, Iraq & Malta. Orig. cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
PLAYFAIR (Major-Gen. I.S.O.) The Mediterranean & Middle East. Vol. I: The Early Successes against Italy (to May 1941). 1st Ed., xxvi+506pp., 44 plates, 30 maps & diagrams (many fldg.). VG ex-lib. in dw. HMSO. 1954  #54423
[HLMainPic] East & North Africa, Greece & Crete &c. VG ex-lib. in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35

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