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Official History 1939-1945 Official History 1939-1945   48 Books
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Statistical Digest of the War, Prepared in the Central Statistical Office. 1st Ed., xii+248pp. HMSO with Longmans. 1951  #52010
[HLMainPic] Volume of the UK Civil Series of Official Histories containing a mass of material in tabulated form: population statistics, manpower in the armed forces & civilian employment, social conditions & health, agriculture & food, fuel, production, trade, shipping &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, somewhat worn but sound ex-lib. copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £20
The R.C.A.F. Overseas: The Fifth Year. 1st Ed., xviii+404pp., several hundred photos. (inc. many portraits). VG in chipped dw. Toronto: OUP. 1945  #55580
[HLMainPic] Official account of the Royal Canadian Air Force, this volume covering Sept. 1943-Aug. 1944, Bomber Command, invasion of Europe &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, sp. sl. spotted o/w VG in chipped dw. see illustration on our website.   £35
BAKER (J.V.T.) The New Zealand People at War: War Economy. 1st Ed., xvi+660pp., approx. 60 photos., 89 charts. Wellington: War History Branch. 1965  #45348
Interesting volume of the New Zealand Official History includes defence construction, industry & farming, war contracts, food exports (to Britain &c.), problems of supply, fuel, trade, &c. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG.   £25
COLLIER (Basil) The Defence of the United Kingdom. Facsimile reprint, xix+557pp., 29 photos., 32 maps (most fldg.). IWM. 1995  #54978
Battle of Britain & aerial defence against bombing, V1s & V2s &c. Orig. cloth, VG.   £20
DONNISON (F.S.V.) British Military Administration in the Far East 1943-46. 1st Ed., xviii+483pp., 8 fldg. & 2 sketch maps. VG ex-lib. in dw. HMSO. 1956  #54418
Burma, Malaya, Indo-China & Indonesia. VG ex-lib. in dw.   £25
DONNISON (F.S.V., CBE) Civil Affairs and Military Government: Central Organization & Planning. 1st Ed., xvii+400pp. VG ex-lib. in dw. HMSO. 1966  #59390
[HLMainPic] The occupation & government of both enemy territories captured & friendly territories liberated. VG ex-lib in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
EHRMAN (John) Grand Strategy. Vol. VI: Oct. 1944-Aug. 1945. 1st Ed., xvi+422pp., 10 plates, 6 fldg. maps., ep maps. HMSO. 1956  #55031
[HLMainPic] NW Europe & South-East Asia. Orig. green cloth, VG ex-Evening Standard lib. See illustration on our website.   £25
FERGUSON (Sheila) & FITZGERALD (Hilde) Studies in the Social Services. 1st Ed., ix+367pp. VG ex-lib. in dw. HMSO. 1954  #52071
[HLMainPic] A volume in the Civil Series. Welfare of children, problem of illegitimacy, &c. Orig. cloth, VG ex-lib. in dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
FERGUSON (Sheila) & FITZGERALD (Hilde) Studies in the Social Services. 1st Ed., ix+367pp. HMSO. 1954  #54957
A volume in the Civil Series. Welfare of children, problem of illegitimacy, &c. Orig. cloth, VG ex-lib.   £14
HALL (D.O.W.) Prisoners of Japan. 1st Ed., orig. illus. wraps., 32pp., 4to, photos. & sketches. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ. 1949  #52082
[HLMainPic] One of a series of official publications designed "to present aspects of New Zealand's part in the Second World War which will not receive detailed treatment in the campaign volumes & which are considered either worthy of special notice or typical of many phases of our war experience. The series is illustrated with material which would otherwise seldom see publication." This volume contains an illustrated record of the experiences of NZ PoWs in camps in Singapore, Thailand &c., including work on the Burma Railway. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15

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