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Official History 1939-1945 Official History 1939-1945   28 Books
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Diagrammatic Representation of Certain Phases of the War. 1st Ed.,, 39pp. coloured charts plus dup. typecsript notes facing. HMSO, for Offices of the Cabinet Chief of Staff Committee: January 1946, Printed by Photographic Branch, Air Ministry, London. 1946  #60192
[HLMainPic] A large, slim volume, 50x40cm approx., with an introductory note explaining that "Within the Offices of the War Cabinet many aspects of the war... have been recorded in graphical form... In this paper the graphs of C.O.S. (44) 938 (O) have been completed to the end of the war in Europe & other subjects have been added which may be of historical interest..." Includes fascinating charts re strengths of the forces, casualties, war production, U-Boats (Estimated Number Available & Operational), Aircraft Production, Flying Bombs, imports & exports, cost of living & more. Orig. printed paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip, small neat stamps of Kensington Public Libraries facing index page, o/w VG, unmarked & scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £125
DONNISON (F.S.V.) British Military Administration in the Far East 1943-46. 1st Ed., xviii+483pp., 8 fldg. & 2 sketch maps. HMSO. 1956  #62672
[HLMainPic] Burma, Malaya, Indo-China & Indonesia. Orig. cloth, VG ex-lib. See illustration on our website.   £25
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
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
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.   £15
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
GUPTA (S.C., MA) Official History of the Indian Armed Forces in the Second World War 1939-45. History of the Indian Air Force 1933-45. 1st Ed., xx+194pp., 26 photos., 14 maps & charts (10 fldg.). VG in chipped dw. Delhi: Combined Inter-Services Historical Section. 1961  #61730
[HLMainPic] Largely Burma campaign. Roll of awards to IAF officers. Among the scarcer volumes in the excellent Indian official history series. Orig. blue cloth, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £125
HALL (D.O.W.) Women at War. 1st Ed., orig. illus. wraps., 32pp., 4to, photos., maps & diagrams. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ. 1948  #52079
[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 work of NZ Wrens, WAAC, WAAF &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
HALL (D.O.W.) Prisoners of Italy. 1st Ed., orig. illus. wraps., 32pp., 4to, photos. & sketches. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ. 1949  #52080
[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 Italy. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
HALL (D.O.W.) Prisoners of Germany. 1st Ed., orig. illus. wraps., 32pp., 4to, photos. & sketches. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ. 1949  #52081
[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 Germany. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15

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