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History and the World Wars

The classic stories of how history and wars have shaped future generations. Kings and Queens, Churchill and Hitler, warships and heroes………all waiting here.

George Philip, London 1989. Hardcover, first printing review copy direct from Publisher. Blue Boards gilt print, near fine. Pictorial dustjacket VG and unclipped. A very fine copy of the three faces of Revolution in Paris, London and New York in 1789. A compelling and wide ranging study of the revolutionary movements in the capitals of the world.

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‘Mountbatten – Hero of our Time’. Weidenfield & Nicholson 1980. Hardcover. Book used but excellent condition. Dust jacket has minor tear. Bright and clean throughout with 32 pages of illustrations. The first full length biography of Lord Mountbatten.

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‘Mine Warfare Vessels 1908 to Date’. Airlife 1993. Hardcover. Original dustcover and book in very good condition. Complete guide to minelayers and minesweepers from 1908. More than 200 photographs.

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‘Before Endeavours Fade’ – Battle of Britain Prints International Ltd. Third Edition November 1979. Hardcover. Book near fine condition. Black cloth boards with gold gilt print on spine. Pictorial dustjacket has minor tears. Strong spine, tight, bright book. The author, Rose E B Coombs, MBE, worked at the Imperial War Museum for 40 years and became one of the world’s leading experts on the battlefields of World War I. Fully illustrated with captioned b/w photo plates, maps and annotated photographs. A superb example for anyone wishing to explore the fields of battle.

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‘The Royal Navy in Focus in World War II’ – Maritime Books 1994. First edition. Pictorial laminated card cover. Book condition very good. Light crease along spine but tight, bright copy. Clean text and b/w plates. No jacket (as published). A photographic collection of many WWII service ships.

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Part 4 :  Minesweepers by Jack Worth. Maritime Books circa 1970’s. Very good copy with illustrated red cover. Softcover, clean and tight.

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‘The First World War – Knowing British History: 9 – Evans Bros Ltd, 1981. Pictorial laminated cover. Educational book easy for pupils to learn. Diagrams easy to copy and crosswords and puzzles (unused) make this a most interesting learning guide for children. Good condition – a little faded front cover and worn edges but strong and totally intact.

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‘The SS Great Britain’ London 1971 SS Great Britain project,Macmillan. 1st edition. Pictorial soft cover, 32 pages 42 b/w and 12 colour illustrations. Good condition just slight scuff to bottom right edge. No jacket (as published). ISBN 128060. Oblong 21 x 29.7. The story of a magnificent sail and steamship vessel. 43 voyages and eventually salvaged and restored.

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‘Victory in World War II’ by Nigel Cawthorne. Capella 2005. Large, softcover, good, clean condition. Charts the allies’ defeat of the Axis Forces, includes many pictures and maps. Cover slightly worn at right side but otherwise excellent.

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‘War at Home’ – Heinemann Educational Books 1980. First printing. Pictorial laminated cover. Good condition, children’s educational book used in school so easy for pupils to learn about life at home and abroad during wartime. Crosswords and questions at the back of the book (unused) make this a most interesting learning guide.

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‘Observer’s Directory of Royal Naval Submarines 1901 – 1982’ by M P Cocker, Printed in 1982 by Frederick Warne. Hardcover in perfect condition – appears unread. Dustjacket in excellent order too. Details of every submarine in the Royal Navy from first Holland boat to Trafalgar Class, fitted out for trials 1983. Foreword by Vice Admiral Sir Lancelot Bell Davies, KBE. Many photographs and diagrams. Excellent copy.

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‘The Last Veteran’ includes the story of Harry Patch, our final link with the 1st World War until his death in 2009, at the remarkable age of 111. A moving tribute to a remarkable generation. Printed in 2009, hardcover with original, slightly marked dustcover, but almost perfect copy.

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‘War at Sea in the Ironclad Age’ by Richard Hill. Published by Cassell, London, 2000. Hardcover. Book condition near fine. Dust jacket very good. First printing. Book and cover not new but in near perfect condition. Strong spine and bright, tight copy. Appears unread. With over 150 illustrations and colour maps, Sir John Keegan describes the changes in technology that led to ships becoming supreme instruments of sea warfare.

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‘The Royal Navy in World War II’ Airlife Publishing 1997. Hard Cover. Book and dustjacket in pristine condition and appears unread. Story tells of how the Royal Navy helped Britain survive and conquer in the Battle of the Atlantic through to D Day. Excellent example.

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‘Return via Dunkirk’ printed in 1947 part of the ‘Gun Buster’ range by Hodder & Stoughton. Dedicated to officers and men of Y-Battery, it charts a soldier’s story from the front line in World War II. Described as ‘deeply moving in its stark realism’ by the Sunday Times. Hardcover copy in very reasonable condition, intact but with a little wear on front hardcover.  Includes original dust cover which is a little worn.

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‘World at War’ – Transatlantic Press 2011. Hardcover, used, good condition but slight creasing to spine. Dustjacket a few minor tears. Otherwise a clean, bright copy. Classic, rare and unseen photographs from the Daily Mail archives including many eye witness accounts describing key battles and tactical decisions that settled the outcome.

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‘The Illustrated London News’ Volume 29 covers the news reported in London July to December 1856. Duly stamped and 662 pages. Published in London by William Little & Co. Due to age there are some tears to the spine but otherwise it is strong and tight. All pages are intact and in very good condition with just a little discoloration and foxing here and there. Excellent drawings and photographs. A little rough around the edges but to be expected – maroon cloth boards faded in places but still in reasonable condition. Overall a very good example of this wondrous Volume.

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Written in conjunction with consultants including Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Armitage and Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Lewin, this full colour book charts the memories of those individuals with unparalleled access; privy to the war cabinet and field marshal’s tent, they now tell the full story, backed by a formidable corps of experts of the time. Packed with photographs and maps, all in full colour. Used, but in excellent condition, and totally intact.

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‘History of the Royal Navy’ by Robert Jackson. Parragon 1999 first year of publication. Hardcover. Book in excellent condition appears unread. Dustjacket has very minor tear on rear. Spine as new, clean, bright copy. Packed with b/w and colour photographs and illustrations.

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‘Undertones of War’ by Edmund Blunden. World Classics published by Oxford University Press 1956. Hardcover in very good condition. Strong spine but very slight discoloration of some pages, but otherwise a clean, tight example.  Original dustcover in good condition with slight tears. It has an extra protective see through cover. The book charts the daily diaries of Edmund Blunden direct from the Front Line of the 1st World War.  One of the best books of its genre.

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Written by a team of leading military historians from many countries including Editor in Chief, AJP Taylor, it traces the campaigns of World War 1 on both Western and Eastern fronts. First published in 1974 this large, full colour pictorial is packed with information and is in good condition, still with original cover and all pages intact.

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‘HMS Sheffield – The life and times of Old Shiny’ – Ronald Bassett. Arms & Armour 1988. 1st edition print. Hardcover book used but in excellent condition as is dustjacket. Tight spine and clean and bright throughout. The story of HMS Sheffield’s distinguished wartime service in WWII.

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