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Official History 1939-1945 Official History 1939-1945   49 Books
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Ministry of Defence (Navy) War With Japan. Vols. I & II, III, IV & V, VI: Background to the War; Defensive Phase; The Campaigns in the Solomons & New Guinea; The South-East Asia Operations & Central Pacific Advance; The Blockade of Japan; The Advance to Japan. 1st Trade Ed., 6 Vols. bound in 4, around 1500pp. in all + 4 accompanying mapcases containing num. fldg. plans &c. HMSO. 1995  #59575
[HLMainPic] First general publication of British Naval Staff Histories of the war in the Far East. which were originally issued for official use only. Includes the war in the Pacific, Singapore & Hong Kong, Burma inc. Arakan ops., Reconquest of Burma &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG (without dws, but panels of dws mounted to eps). Scarce set. See illustration on our website.   £145
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
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. 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.   £25
FOOT (M.R.D.) S.O.E. in France: An Account of the Work of the British Special Operations Executive in France 1940-1944. 1st Ed., xxvii+550pp., 43 photos., 4 maps in end-pocket. VG in sl. chipped dw. HMSO. 1966  #59777
[HLMainPic] This first Impression was quickly withdrawn when it became the subject of libel accusations & was reissued with alterations to a few pages. Orig. green cloth, VG in sl. chipped & tanned dw. See illustration on our website.   £35

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