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Second World War Second World War, Including regimental and divisional histories, personal accounts, general histories and works of reference   158 Books
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51st (Highland) Division War Memorial St. Valery-en-Caux. Unveiled, 10th June, 1950; Dedicated, 11th June, 1950. 1st Ed., 32pp., oblong 4to, 8 photos. Aberdeen Journals. 1951  #54817
[HLMainPic] Details of memorial unveuiling &c,., with nominal roll of Guard of Honour &c. Text loose in orig. blue cloth, titled in red to front. See illustration on our website.   £20
Philip Scott. Born 13 August 1915; Died 31 May 1942. 1st Ed., [v]+50pp., portrait frontis. Printed for Private Circulation at the Cambridge Univ. Press. 1943  #53271
[HLMainPic] Scott was Ed. at Gresham's School & Oriel College, Oxford then read for the Bar in London. In 1938 he obtained a commission in the Queen's Westminster Rifles & was posted to the 1st Bn. KRRC in Libya in the summer of 1939. Became Bn. IO & later ADC to Gen. Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, then GSO 3 (Intelligence) before returning to his bn. in early 1942 until mortally wounded handling anti-tank guns in action when the Coy. he was commanding was attacked. He was captured, taken to a German dressing station which was in turn overrun by the British & he died in a British ambulance. Includes biographical notes followed by extracts from letters & diaries in Middle East (inc. escape from Greece to Crete in a caique in May 1941), siege of Tobruk, &c. Orig. dec. rifle green cloth, minor wear, about VG, with tipped-in Times obit., letter from his mother & printed memorial service programme, later ownership inscrip. & numerous marginal annotations by another member of his battalion. See illustration on our website.   £65
The B Line: Magazine of B Squadron 48th Bn. R.T.R., Souvenir Number. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 36pp., 4to, photos. & sketch maps. Hounslow: Cedar Press. 1945  #57968
[HLMainPic] This final edition contains diary of the Squadron's history 1939-45 (campaigns in Tunisia & Italy), list of personnel, named group photos., Roll of Hon., awards, &c. No history of the unit has been published. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £85
Prisoners of War, British Army, 1939-1945: Alphabetical Nominal Registers of Over 107,000 British Army Prisoners of War of All Ranks Held in Germany & German Occupied Territories. Reprint, approx. 500pp., 4to. VG in dw. Hayward. 1999  #57963
[HLMainPic] Scarce facsimile of rare original 1945 HMSO listing. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £60
Geographical Handbook Series, For Official Use Only. Palestine & Transjordan. December 1943. B.R. 514. 1st Ed., xvi+621pp., frontis., 154 illus., 61 maps & diagrams (+ fldg. map in endpocket). Naval Intelligence Division. 1943  #51542
[HLMainPic] Detailed & extensively illustrated work compiled by the Naval Intelligence Division. Orig. cloth, minor wear, VG with small ink stamps of Arwyn Grammar School & ownership inscrip. of the writer Alan Sillitoe. See illustration on our website.   £35
Arnhem Lift: Diary of a Glider Pilot. 3rd imp., 96pp., map. VG in sl. chipped dw. Pilot Press. 1945  #55663
[HLMainPic] Eyewitness account of 1st Aorborne Div. at Arnhem Nice copy in sl. chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
Operations of British, Indian & Dominion Forces in Italy, 3 September 1943 to 2 May 1945. Part V. Administrative Monographs. 4. O2E Papers. IV, Employment of Italian Co-operators (from O2E point of view); V, Handling of Enemy & Surrendered Enemy Personnel After the General Surrender. 1st Ed., approx. 50pp., foolscap, dup. typescript, num. fldg. tables. British Historical Section, Central Mediterranean. nd (c.1945).  #53309
[HLMainPic] Very rare contemp. official & CONFIDENTIAL intelligence report on operations in Italy. This volume contains much detail on employment of Italian PoWs in Pioneers Companies &c.. Orig. grey printed paper covd. boards with blue cloth backstrip, excellent original state, near fine, with oval ink stamp to front of Air Historical Branch, Air Ministry, & small IWM withdrawn stamp to front paste-down. See illustration on our website.   £125
Team Spirit: The Administration of the 53rd Welsh Division during "Operation Overlord" June 1944-May 1945. 1st Ed., 71pp., oblong. 4to, photos. throughout, map, graphs. Dusseldorf. 1945  #55525
[HLMainPic] The advance though Europe: much interesting detail. VG. See illustration on our website.d   £50
An Appraisal of Wartime Training of Individual Specialists in Army Air Forces. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 51pp. Washington: Headquarters Army Air Forces, Training Division. June 1946  #45134
[HLMainPic] Aircrew selection & training in the USAAF in WW2. Staples rusted o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
Geographical Handbook Series, For Official Use Only. Yugoslavia. Vol. I, Physical Geography; Vol. II, History, Peoples & Administration; Vol. III, Economic Geography, Ports & Communications. October 1944/June 1945. B.R. 493, 493A & 493B (Restricted). 1st Eds., xiii+337pp., 88 illus., 99 maps & diagrams (+ fldg. map in endpocket); xi+403pp., 36 plates, 72 maps & diagrams & xiv+566pp., 148 plates, 87 maps & diagrams (+ fldg. map in endpocket). Naval Intelligence Division. 194445  #46110
Detailed & extensively illustrated work compiled by the NID. Little rubbed/worn, VG ex-lib..   £45

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