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ROSS (Peter Mabyn, MC) To The Stars: A Tribute to the Junior Officers of the Royal Armoured Corps. Illustrated by "MAC." Proceeds to R.A.C. Benevolent Fund. 1st Ed., 96pp., 7 photos., 19 cartoons. Bovington: R.A.C. Publications. nd [1946]  #62045
[HLMainPic] A very informative & rather scarce account of the process of officer training at the RAC OCTU (at Sandhurst) during WW2, in all its facets, including the personal experiences of the author (who emerged from it as a 2nd Lieut. in 1942). Attractively produced with amusing sketches & a 20pp. 'Epilogue' recording the author's arrival in the Middle East where after top-up courses at the RAC Base Depot he was appointed a liaison officer at HQ BTE (British Troops Egypt) before joining his unit - 3rd RTR - where he was posted to command the Recce Troop in "A" Sqdrn. in time to participate in the Battle of El Alamein, of which he provides a graphic account, culminating in the brewing-up of his Dingo with consequent losses including himself wounded. (Note: Ross was awarded the MC for Alamein, later returned to 3 RTR & wounded again in Tunisia. In 1944 he returned to the RAC OCTU as an instructor. His war memoirs, "All Valiant Dust," were published in 1992.) Smith ("British Armoured Formations 1939-1945, A Bibliography") pps. 83, 172, 293. Orig. red cloth, gilt, sl. rubbed o/w VG. See illustrations on our website.   £75
MARTIN (Lt.-Gen. H.G., CB, DSO, OBE) The History of the Fifteenth (Scottish) Division 1939-1945. 1st Ed., 383pp., 4to, 16 photos., 26 maps (most fldg.). dw. Blackwood. 1948  #62044
[HLMainPic] From Normandy to the Baltic inc. Rhine crossing &c. Orders of Battle, lists of commands & staff. Orig. black cloth, gilt, cloth somewhat stained & marked o/w VG in VG dw. See illustrations on our website.   £40
VERNEY (Maj.-Gen. G.L., DSO, MVO) The Desert Rats: The History of the 7th Armoured Division 1938-1945. 1st Ed., 312pp., 21 photos., 18 maps. VG in worn/repaired dw. Hutchinson. 1954  #62043
[HLMainPic] Famous division in North Africa, Italy & NW Europe 1944-45. Orders of Battle. Orig. black cloth, titled in red, somewhat worn but entirely sound in rather heavily repaired dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
KIRBY (Maj.-Gen. S. Woodburn) et al. The War Against Japan. Vol. V: The Surrender of Japan. 1st Ed., xxiii+599pp., 35 photos., 16 fldg. & 17 sketch maps. VG ex-lib. in dw. HMSO. 1969  #62042
[HLMainPic] The final stages of the campaign in Burma, Battle of Sittang &c., planned invasion of Malaya & SEAC in the post-war period, Aug. 1945-Nov. 1946. VG ex-lib. in dw. See illustration on our website.   £45
KIRBY (Maj.-Gen. S. Woodburn) et al. The War Against Japan. Vol. IV: The Reconquest of Burma. 1st Ed., xxvi+568pp., 92 photos., 13 maps (most fldg., one in end-pocket), 21 sketch maps. VG in chipped dw. HMSO. 1965  #62041
[HLMainPic] The advance across the Chindwin & battles of the Irrawaddy shore, Meiktila, Mandalay, Pyawbe &c., also events in the Arakan. Orig. cloth, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £50
KIRBY (Maj.-Gen. S. Woodburn) et al. The War Against Japan. Vol. III: The Decisive Battles. 1st Ed., xix+559pp., 47 photos., 15 maps (most fldg.), 20 sketch maps. VG in chipped dw. HMSO. 1962  #62040
[HLMainPic] Inc. 1944 Chindit expedition, Battles of Imphal & Kohima. Orig. cloth, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £60
KIRBY (Maj.-Gen. S. Woodburn) et al. The War Against Japan. Vol. I: The Loss of Singapore. 1st Ed, xxiii+568pp., 26 photos., 29 maps (most fldg.), 9 sketches. VG in chipped dw. HMSO. 1957  #62039
[HLMainPic] Inc. Hong Kong, Malaya, Java &c. Orig. cloth, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £65
FOOT (M.R.D.) S.O.E. in France: An Account of the Work of the British Special Operations Executive in France 1940-1944. 2nd Imp. (amended), xxvii+550pp., 43 photos., 4 maps in end-pocket. VG in dw. HMSO. 1968  #62038
[HLMainPic] The first Impression was quickly withdrawn when it became the subject of libel accusations & was reissued with alterations to a few pages. Orig. cloth, VG in dw with 2012 Daily Telegraph obit. of the author loosely inserted: M.R.D. Foot was a distinguished historian ed. at Winchester & Oxford. Commissioned in the RA in 1939 he served with Combined Ops. & on the Staff of the Special Air Service Brigade in Normandy where he was captured by the Germans, escaped several times only to be severely beaten by Breton farmers who were unsympathetic to his plight. See illustration on our website.   £45
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.). VG in dw. HMSO 1956  #62037
[HLMainPic] Includes events in Western Desert (Tobruk &c.), Greece & Crete, Iraq & Malta. Orig. cloth, gilt, VG ex-lib. in unmarked dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
ELLIS (Major L.F.) Victory in the West. Vol. I: The Battle of Normandy. 1st Ed., xix+595pp., 63 plates, 25 maps (most fldg.), 26 sketch maps. VG in dw. HMSO. 1962  #62036
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of the Normandy invasion & break-out battles. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £45

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