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The Canadian Army at War. No 1: The Canadians in Britain 1939-1944; No. 2: From Pachino to Ortona: The Canadian Campaign in Italy, 1943; No. 3: Canada's Battle in Normandy. 3 Vols., orig. dec. wraps., Nos. 1 & 2 are 2nd Revised Eds., No. 3 is 1st Ed., 172, 160 & 159pp., several col. plates & num. b/w photos. & sketches in each vol., several maps & diagrams (some fldg.). Ottawa: King's Printer. 1946  #55396
[HLMainPic] A very useful & informative contemp. account based on official records, with many good photos. & sketches of Canadian troops in training in the UK, the Dieppe Raid & during operation in Italy & Normandy during 1944. Appealing set of 3 Vols., VG ex-reference lib., little chipped & worn but generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
COOLING (Benjamin F.) Ed. Case Studies in the Achievement of Air Superioritylopment of Close Air Support. 1st Ed., xvii+678pp., approx. 75 photos. & maps. VG in dw. Washington, DC: Center for Air Force History, USAF. 1994  #57826
[HLMainPic] USAF Special Study by a distinguished panel of historian, mostly WW2 campaigns inc. Battle of Britain, North Africa, Operation Overlord, Air War against Japan &c., also Korean War, SE Asia 1964-73 & Israeli Air Force ops. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
COOLING (Benjamin F.) Ed. Case Studies in the Development of Close Air Support. 1st Ed., x+606pp., approx. 50 photos., 10 maps. VG in dw. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History, USAF. 1990  #57824
[HLMainPic] USAF Special Study by a distinguished panel of historian, mostly WW2 campaigns inc. Tunisia, Sicily & Italy, Battle for France 1944, &c., also Korean War & Arab-Israeli War 1973. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
COWPER (Col. J.M.) The King's Own: The Story of a Royal Regiment. Vol. III: 1914-1950. 1st Ed., xv+527pp., 17 plates, 17 maps. Oxford, for the Regt. 1957  #57017
[HLMainPic] King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt., WW1 (western Front, Egypt, Mespot.)& WW2 (BEF 1940, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, North-West Europe, Burma). Orig. blue cloth, minor wear, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £85
CROOKENDEN (Arthur) The History of the Cheshire Regiment in the Second World War. 1st Ed., ix+371pp., 4to, 39 illus. & maps (some fldg.), 56 portraits. Chester: Evans, Sons & Co., Printers to The Regt. 1949  #57774
[HLMainPic] Includes bns. with BEF 1940, North Africa, Sicily, Italy & NW Europe 1944-45. Detailed history. Roll of Hon. + detailed obits. of Fallen Officers (with 56 portraits), awards roll. Rebound in red cloth, gilt to sp., VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75

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DANIELL (D.S.) The Royal Hampshire Regiment. Vol. 3: 1918-1954. 1st Ed., xi+294pp., 4 plates. Aldershot. G&P. 1955  #57487
[HLMainPic] WW2: France & Belgium 1939-40; North Africa; Sicily; Italy; NW Europe. Awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
GRAHAM ([Lt.-Col.] A.) Sharpshooters at War: 3rd, 4th & 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry 1939-45. 1st Ed., xvii+252pp., 32 illus., 7 maps. VG in sl. chipped dw. The Regiment. 1964  #57770
[HLMainPic] Tank regiment in Africa, Sicily, Italy & NW Europe. Awards. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG in sl. chipped dw. Signed by author. See illustration on our website.   £45
LEWIS (Major P.J., MC) & ENGLISH (Major I.R., MC) 8th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry 1939-1945. 1st Ed., viii+319pp., 19 photos., 14 maps (inc. eps). Newcastle upon Tyne: Bealls Ltd. 1949  #57828
[HLMainPic] BEF & Dunkirk 1940; 50th Div. Western Desert (inc. El Alamein, Mareth Line &c.), Sicily (inc. battle of Primosole bridge) then Normandy to Nijmegan & disbanded Dec. 1944. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green card wraps. (an edition was also published in cloth binding), head of sp. chipped, overall VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
MITCHELL (Raymond) Marine Commando: Sicily & Salerno 1943 with 41 Royal Marines Commando. 1st Ed., 224pp., 16 photos., 4 maps. VG in dw. Hale. 1988  #54910
Personal account of a rifleman. VG in dw.   £10
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

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