Most tend to fall between the 'general' and 'detailed' categories in coverage, but retain the easy accessability of visuals. While still meant for a non-specialist audience, it goes into a lot more detail, and is more 'heavy' reading. This is getting into true historical study, although anything presented here will still be effectively a textbook treatment. True reference works are generally out of the scope of this list, but there are still books that go beyond regular textbooks and are still quite readable, if you're motivated to study the subject.
No, not the computer game, but a classic in the genre of board games. By nature, it is very abstract, but it still maintains a good feel for the rise of Classic civilizations in the eastern Mediterranian region. As a warning, it is long, and out of print though not too hard to get on eBay , and many feel it is well improved by the later supplement, Advanced Civilization , which fetches high prices on eBay.
Men-at-Arms A brief overview of the beginnings of Chinese military history. Despite being well written, it can dissovle into a series of names parading by without some general prior knowledge. However, it should be very good at establishing the wider context of a more focused study. Volume One. A good overview of the history of India until the coming of Western influence.
It is undoubtedly a bit dated by now, but it makes for a good introduction. Fortress This is effectively a beginning guide to Mycenaean archaeology, and it is best if you have some knowledge the concerns and terminology of archaeology going in. Also, while it does discuss the importance of most all the known Mycenaean fortified sites, the bulk of the attention is spent on Mycenae. Campaign Does a fairly nice job of trying to reconstruct the actual battle by teasing out the inconsistencies in Ramesses II's incriptions about it.
Elite This is more technical than most here, but is still very light, and on a subject not often seen I had to look up Bactria. The bulk of the coverage is on the Hellenistic period from the conquest by Alexander the Great to the conquest by the Chinese ca. Sadly, I think this is hard to locate copies of.
A nicely written overview of what is known of Thracian tribes and their military up through when the Romans took the area over. An attempt to reconstruct the equipment and organization of Roman armies from late Kindom phalanxes through early Republic maniples. Written in , it is doubtless a bit dated now, as there have been some important finds just in the last 10 years. However, it gives a clear overview of what is known of the 'true' Scythians of the Ancient world as opposed to several later tribes that had the name transfered onto them. Another in the series of overviews of the tribal groupings of the classical world.
Essentially an overview of the major battles and outline of Greek wars from the Ionian Revolt through the conquests of Alexander the Great. Only recommended for the text and photagraphy of artefacts, the color plates are lacking. Elite 7. A look at the evolution of Greek military organization and equipment from the beginning of the Persian Wars to just before Alexander the Great.
Essential History An excellent overview of the invasions of Darius and Xerxes, though it does use unusual transliterations for the names. A good detailed reconstruction of the Battle of Marathon, with good notes about where guesses and assumptions must be made. Warrior A good guide to what is known of the arms of the ancient Greek hoplite, and the social and financial framework of the Greek city-states that shaped them.
A good summary of the Peloponnesian War, though a little broken up in places, but gives a good view of the world around it. An examination of the Archidamian War in terms of Ancient Greek culture. Campaign 7. An overview of Alexander the Great's campaigns in Asia, concentrating on descriptions of the major battles, but with good material on the overall events between. A fairly serious, if high level, game, with scenarios centering around the First Punic War. An overview of the various contingents of the Carthaginian armies, and the evolution of the organization of the Roman legions during the period.
A good initial introduction to the subject, including a good look at what caused the initial collision. A very broad overview. Light on details, but gives the general military history of a region often not paid enough attention to in the West. A look at the native tribes of Iberia, and the wars fought against Roman domination. The description of the battle itself is short, but it gives a good overview of what lead up to it, and a good discussion of problems with the Roman accounts of the campaign.
A fairly light overview, but gives the basics of how the classic Roman Legion worked, as well as some hints to its evolution in the Republic era. Volume 1. An excerpt of a longer work I don't know if the full version got published , it examines the available evidence for the 'Romanization' of the Seleucid army after the Third Macedonian War. Volume 2.
An excerpt of a longer work I don't know if the full version got published , it is largely involved with the examination of a set of grave stelae from ancient Antioch. A broad overview of some of the campaigns of the Roman military. However, it also has good reference of Roman equipment, including photographs of several of the author's reconstructions. It is a very general overview, but there are not a lot of good sources for some of the subjects.
Book 1 of Masters of Rome. An excellent novel of Ancient Rome and the start of series that covers the transition from the Republic to the Empire. A good basic guide to the different types of gladiators, their equipment, and how gladitorial events were run. A study in detail of late Roman Republic and early Empire military clothing, concentrating on tunics, and colors. Book 2 of Masters of Rome. Not as good, or as independent as the first volume, but still a very good work that is well worth reading. Book 3 of Masters of Rome. I feel it's still somewhat downhill here, but some of that is that I don't like Sulla as much, and some is the fact that McCullough is getting into better-documented periods that tie her hands more.
The story of the Roman conquest of Gaul from the Celtic perspective. The main character is Vercingetorix's convienient fictional main advisor. Describes the general organization, training, equipment, and fighting style of the early Imperial Roman Army. Does a very good job on the general tactics.
Yes, that Churchill. An excellent overview of British history through the Wars of the Roses. A good guide to the end of the Roman Republic, with a discussion of the forces that led to its end. Book 6 of Masters of Rome. This one swings back up in terms of quality. Her bias in favor of Caesar is also quite visible in this volume, but understandable given the nature of the series.
An overview of the history and equipment of the most politically active branch of the Roman military. Macaulay's fictional Roman city of Verbonia is a classic visual guide to Roman archetechture, construction techniques and city planning. A look at the various peoples who, in turn, each threatened 'civilized' Europe from the Germans to the Mongols.
A fairly nice overview, with good observations on the contemporary European reactions. A very weighty work, it is nonetheless well-presented, and well worthwhile for anyone wanting a detailed study of a part of the decline of the Roman Empire in the west. An examination of the Roman legions of the mid-Empire, with attention to arms and equipment.
Library of World Civilization. A study in detail of later Roman Empire clothing, concentrating on tunics, and colors. The Iranian Empire early 3rd to mid-7th centuries AD. A good look at what is known of the structure of the Sassanian military. Warrior 9. An examination of late Roman infantry, with attention to arms, equipment, and training. An examination of late Roman cavalry, with attention to arms, equipment, and training. A look at the likely arms and equipment of the various German tribes during the breakup of the western Roman Empire.
An overview of the period that transformed the Roman Empire from the pagan master of the Mediterrean to a much reduced Near Eastern Orthodox state. Given the sparseness of evidence, a great introduction to Pict history from their first mention to their final defeat by the Scots. A wonderful introductory work on the period from the decline of the western Roman Empire to the breakup of the Carolignian Empire.
A look at the various nomad tribes of Europe and Asia and a run-down of the changing empires created by them. A good overview of later Roman armies, though there's barely room to scratch the surface. A very good examination of the Battle of Adrianople and the events leading up to it. A set of essays that are actually segements of influental historical works from the first half of the 20th century. A look at the general organization and equipment of the various peoples of post-Roman, pre-Norman Britain.
Spine not creased. Internally clean. The world-famous battles covered in this book span the course of modern military history, from the battle of Yorktown and the siege of Vicksburg, to the tank battles fought at El Alamein, Kursk and in the Ardennes. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. The text is illustrated with colour and black-and-white photographs, colour and black-and-white illustrations, occasional black-and-white line drawing and maps. Brown coloured boards with silver coloured illustration and titles to the front panel and silver coloured titles to the backstrip.
Photographic dustwrapper with red and white coloured title to the front panel and red and black coloured titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the backstrip corners, book corners and lower book edges. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Chipping to the top backstrip edge with rubbing to all edges and to the panels. Sunning of the dustwrapper with scattered foxing to the verso. Size: Folio over 12" tall. The author demonstrates how the withdrawal of an army in distress can lead to utter ruin, but it can also lead to new opportunities and a dramatic reversal of fortune.
This is the story of the evolution of shipbuilding, naval tactics and weapons development, spanning the great age of sail, the ironclad and the aircraft carrier. Twelve of the greatest sea battles fought around the world are dramatically described with a wealth of expert technical detail and commentary. Dust jacket is in good condition with light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. With over 30, books in stock we can't list them all!!. First published in , this book details 12 of the greatest sea battles fought around the world, in a story of evolution of shipbuilding, naval tactics and weapons development.
There are over and town illustrations in the book. The book is an suitable condition for giving as a gift. Size: Folio 12"- 15" tall. Size: 9"" Tall. Dust Jacket has some shelf wear, a few marks as well as some small chips and tears to extremities. Edges have a few marks. Equal To The Task. Signed By Author. Rubbing wear to cover and dented corners, internally fine.
All English text. The book presents an illustrated description and study of the Tank Forces in the Bulgarian army during the period - It includes in-depth analysis of all known supplies of tanks in Bulgaria. Content: 1. Armored vehicles in the armies of the neighboring countries and situation on the Balkans preceding WW2; 2. Establishment, development and piece-time action of the armored vehicle units of the Bulgarian army; 3.
Camouflage patterns, registration numbers and identification marks used on the Bulgarian armored vehicles; 4. Type of makes of armored vehicles in the Bulgarian army ; 5. Fair Price: His military mind proved outstanding in many a conflict but perhaps his greatest triumph was his ingenious operational plan that led to the rapid defeat of France in May Manstein also showed great skill under adversity by commanding a furious rebuff to the Soviet armies in , whilst Germany were retreating.
However, his skill could not reverse Germany's declining fortunes and Manstein's frequent disagreement's with Hitler over military strategy led to his dismissal. Robert Forczyk tells the story of one of Germany's most valuable military talents, from his early years to his post- war conviction and his later career. Ernie Pyle, better than any other World War II journalist, conveyed the triumphs and tribulations of the common soldier trying to survive a brutal war. From North Africa to Normandy and the liberation of Paris until his tragic death during the Okinawa campaign, Pyle slogged through endless combat zones to bring the war home to America.
He got his first taste of combat in World War I, where his daring command earned him the Blue Max, Germany's highest decoration for bravery. He followed this up with numerous successes early in World War II in both Europe and Africa, before facing his biggest challenge - organizing the defence of France.
Implicated in the plot to kill Hitler, Rommel chose suicide over a public trial. This book looks at the life of this daring soldier, focusing on his style of command and the tactical decisions that earned him his fearsome reputation. Here are eightenn true tales of audacious escapes. From ingenious breakouts, to perilous meetings with resistance fighters; from evading traitors and ruthless enemy patrols, to making that hazardous last border crossing, this is the story of the cunning and bravery of the men they could not cage.
Panther Edgewear and creasing to covers. Good Price: 9. Lovely clean solidly bound copy. Dust Jacket is sun-faded to and around spine. Within the text there are another 16 black and white photographs and 1 double page map and 1 single page map. Red coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Corners of the book are slightly rubbed and there is fading to the spine and the head and the heel of the spine is bumped and rubbed.
Browning to the paper edge is a long with faint foxing as well. Slight foxing to the extreme edges of the endpapers, there is also a faint brown stain running the full-length of both the front and back endpapers to a width of 2". The internal pages are somewhat brown and the extreme edges.
A little chipping at top of jacket spine. Illustrated endpapers, showing a criss cross of barb wire. The text is illustrated with numerous black and white photographs, illustrations some coloured , plans and diagrams. Black coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Shelf wear evident to the bottom edges of the book and there is slight scuffing to the book corners.
Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a German soldier in the background while a man attempts to scale and barbed wire fence, with white writing on the front panel and spine. Slight rubbing and fading of the dustwrapper. Otherwise no faults to mention. Tales of escape by allied prisoners of war, during World War II. Here, from the bestselling author of The Great Escape, are eight more true and startling escape stories from the Second World War. From the account of the Spitfire pilot left for dead by an execution squad in Sicily to the story of the air gunner forced to enlist the help of a prostitute in Stretting to cross the Baltic, every one of these is a classic.
Dust jacket has short tear at the bottom right of the front panel, trace of spotting to the top edge of the text block. Apart from very faint foxing of the front end page, the book is internally clean and has no annotations. Illustrated with maps, and a central photographic section. This is true, romantic and exciting story spans two traumatic years in the life of a young man who shortly before the outbreak of the Pacific war had joined the renowned Far Eastern training company Jardine Matheson.
After his dramatic escape from a Japanese camp, a feat which few attempted and even fewer achieved, he and his three companions were faced with a thousand mile trek to China, on foot, by barge or sometimes by overloaded truck. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout, the only exception is that the title page is missing. True escape attempts, written by an ex P O W. No ink names or other markings. Edgewear, assorted tears and chips. Spine browning, and some soiling of the rear panel. A scan of the jacket is available if required.
This is the story of a heavily conflicted young man, alone in a world that is in the midst of destruction. He is afforded an opportunity to help his persecuted people obtain a small measure of revenge. It is at once a sad yet uplifting tale of thankless and unheralded heroism. Boards and dust jacket are also in very good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.
Inscribed by Author. Previous owner's sticker. No marks inside Interwoven through the many amazing tales is evidence of the courageous assistance given by the local people of the towns and kampongs. This book tells in close detail the stories of the perilous adventures and dreadful ordeals of 90 attempted escapes, some successful, by desperate Australian prisoners of war in Borneo - Book shows some minor water damage to the wraps and some of the pages, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.
This is a reading copy only. Spine has moderate lean. Pages are reasonably tanned. Kimber London Very good, light foxing, mainly to outer page edges. In this remarkable and accessible account, bestselling author Patrick Lindsay captures the essential spirit of the Diggers of Kokoda. Featuring stunning images and interviews with survivors from both sides, this book provides a concise guide to the battles that saved a nation.
Book is in fine condition. Boards and dust jacket are also in fine condition, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Illustrator: Jerry Redfern. Library discard. Covered in clear removable plastic. Minimal library markings and inserts. Very clean book. Good Condition ex-library Price: Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Minor water damage to covers, text unaffected. Shipped Weight: Under grams. Later Edition. Very Good Price: 5. Foxing to endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire there was a decline in 'professional' cavalry forces, and infantry dominated in the Germanic successor 'barbarian' kingdoms.
In the Carolingian and Norman periods from the 9th to the 11th centuries, the cavalry arm gradually expanded from the small remaining aristocratic elite. Even so, the supposedly complete dominance of the 'knight' in the 12th and 13th centuries is grossly exaggerated, as integrated cavalry and infantry tactics were nearly always the key to success. This is a two-part treatment of medieval tactics. Throughout the period there was a steady evolution of training in both individual and unit skills, of armour and weapons, and thus of tactics on the battlefield.
This book covers Hastings in to Legnano in It also details the two key set piece battles of Bouvines in and Pelagonia in , the former an example of abject failure of cavalry tactics and the latter a stunning success. Longbows, crossbows, heavy spears, swiss pikes, catapaults, and especially gunpowder artillery and handheld guns such as the arquebus gradually but profoundly changed European warfare. By about the steady rise of the European heavily armoured mounted knight to the predominant role in most pitched battles was complete.
But though he dominated the actual day of battle, he did not dominate warfare - there were plenty of vital though unglamorous tasks for which footsoldiers were still necessary, 'cleaning up round the edges'. With the development in the 13th century of co-operative tactics using crossbowmen and heavy spearmen, deployed together to compensate for each others' vulnerabilities, circumstance began to arise in which the charge by Muslim horse-archers, and then by European armoured knights, could be defied.
Infantry were far cheaper and easier to train than knights, and potentially there were far more of them. Slowly, tactics emerged by which more numerous and more varied infantry played an increasing part in battles. The best-known examples of this 'democratization of the battlefield' are the English longbowmen who won battles against French knights in the Hundred Years' War, and the massed Swiss spearmen and halberdiers who did the same in wars against the Dukes of Burgundy. Illustrated with specially commissioned full-colour artwork depicting the tactical formations of the era, this book traces these and other examples of this 'jerky' and uneven process through its regional differences, which were invariably entwined with parallel cavalry developments - the balanced army of 'mixed arms' was always the key to success.
By the time serious hand-held firearms appeared on battlefields in large numbers in about , the face of medieval warfare had been transformed. Size: A4 x mm approx. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears. Dust Jacket un-clipped. European Uniforms of the 18th Century Vol. S, who have produced a large range of CD's each containing dozens of high quality scans of rare and costly original miltary uniform prints from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century.
All in all this CD contains Plates. No torn or missing pages. Shop stamp on ffep. Age spotting toedges. Bumps to corners of boards. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears.. In his book 'Ex-Luftwaffe MBE', the author traces his training as aircrew wireless operator and rear gunner, the trials and tribulations of four years war service, the defeat of Germany in and his short spell as a Prisoner-of-War. The story of his service with the RAAF contrasts with that of his involvement in World War II, providing an interesting insight into the different cultures of two military organisations, by giving examples of training, procedures and life in general.
It is not only a remarkable story from a military point of view but also an inspiring account of the migrant experience in the Australian environment. Rubbing, edgewear and light creasing to covers. Size: 24cm x 18cm. Book is in Good condition, by which we mean it has marks of age and is well worn from handling, but is still intact and good for reading.
Light shelf and edge wear to covers. Previous owner's signature in ink and date ink-stamped on front cover. Top fore-edge corner lightly bumped. Copy appears to be unread. For the most part, the 51 pieces in this superb anthology, gathered from MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History , eschew battles and campaigns and concentrate on the less often considered manifestations of war. Adrienne Mayor and Josiah Ober explore the historical basis for the legend of the original female warrior, the Amazon.
Neil Silberman argues that the mass suicide of Jewish Zealots at Masada may never have happened. David Quammen writes about the remarkable relationship between man and horse in war. Elihu Root reveals what really happened aboard the battleship Potemkin that turned a mutiny into a perfect metaphor for the Russian revolution. Charles Strozier discusses why Franklin Roosevelt deliberately misinterpreted U. Grant's policy of unconditional surrender.
Consistently informative and entertaining.
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One of the most interesting articles concerns the effect of America's unconditional surrender policy on the conduct of World War II, another explores lore surrounding the Amazons, mythical female warriors. The editor has done a good job of representing warfare from all historical periods and geographic areas. Most articles read very well many contributors have written popular books of their own and will appeal at least to the general reader who enjoys military topics.
For all these merits, the book may not find a comfortable niche in all libraries. It seems a trifle fat for pleasure reading, particularly within the confines of a checkout period, and its usefulness for research is limited. A possibility for undergraduate and large public libraries, particularly those serving considerable populations of military retirees or base personnel.
Small brown marks from adhesive tape on front and rear endpapers. Experiences of the Great War. Ex Library, usual stickers and stamps. Cover has light wear on the edges. Excellent Price: Exploring the Bismarck Ballard, Robert D. The real-life quest to find Hitler's greatest battleship. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in fair to good condition with moderate shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. No internal inscriptions, torn or missing pages. Some minor chipping to edge ffep.
Minor shelf wear to edges of dust jacket. Water mark to bottom of dust jacket at front that can only be noticed on reverse of dust jacket. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. New Price: This is the first USA edition. No dust jacket with this book. Page edges are reasonably browned and moderately soiled. The text is illustrated with copious contemporary black-and-white photographs and the occasional black-and-white illustration.
Photographic card cover with silver, white and black coloured titles to the front panel and white and red coloured titles to the backstrip. More than six million died there. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. The front panel has started to curl and there are few foxing spots to the front fore text edge. The enthralling story of the longest day - real-life accounts of 6 June and the battle for Normandy, by soldiers and civilians on both sides.
Book is in fair condition with moderate general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Recreates the drama of England's greatest sea batles with accounts drawn from a variety of people actually present, both above and below decks, supplemented with Nelson's own thoughts taken from his letters and diaries. This book tells the epic tale of the invasion of normandy by documenting the experiences of the men and women who were there.
This volume features; a full length compact disc of interviews with D-Day veterans, created for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project; Hundreds of extensively captioned, contemporary photographs, some in colour; A full colour foldout map of the Normandy beachead detailing the types of landing craft and warships in the Allied invasion fleet as well as the position of sunken craft lost to mines, torpedoes and enemy fire. This is the enthralling story of 6 June and the battle for Normandy, told through first-hand accounts from civilians and soldiers on both sides. Book is in good condition with minor wear and tear, mild page discolouration to some pages, otherwise no other pre-loved marks.
Attached picture is of actual book. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30, books in stock we can't list them all! Contains an Allied Order of Batlle and map. The enthralling story of 6 June and the battle for Normandy, told from the first-hand accounts from civilians and soldiers from both sides. It features classic accounts from soldiers such as Rommel and Bradley, together with frontline reports by some of the worlds finest authors and war correspondents including Ernest Hemingway and Alan Melville.
Eyewitness in the Crimea. Hugo Portisch has made another extensive journey in the Far East, much of his time was spent in Vietnam and it is his observations in that war-torn country which are contained in this book. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear.
Dust Jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, previous owners name on front endpaper, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Size: 10"" Tall. Illustrator: Photographic. The text is illustrated with contemporary photographs. Photographic paperback binding with yellow and white coloured titles to the front panel and yellow coloured titles to the backstrip.
Minor rubbing of the book corners and panels with previous owner's white library stick it to the lower edge of the backstrip. Previous owners' rubberstamp to the top edge of the title page. Signed by Editor. This book selects from the cream of writing from Australia's walls. The book shows how Australian wool correspondence, official and unofficial, have written with courage and conviction, under pressure of censorship and physical and technical hardship. Each selection is accompanied by a brief scene-setting narrative and a biographical sketch. XVI, ,  pages.
F Squadron Bonciani, Carlo, J. Gift notes on the front end paper. Some scattered foxing at the start and rear of the book, as well as on the edges of the text block. The author describes realistically the reconnaissance and patrol activities of F recce Squadron, which was then serving under command of the British 13 Corps, and has much to say about the reaction of the perplexed Italian man in the street or man in the ranks towards the swift change of enemy and ally brought about by the caprice of a totalitarian regime, and not the least significant part of his work is that which deals with the efforts of the Italian ex-soldier to adjust himself at once to the environment of peace and democracy.
VIII, pages. This book covers the F4F Wildcat in US and British service, paying particular attention to the modifications made during its life, and packed with high quality close up photos of the aircraft, inside and out. Designed to meet a seemingly impossible requirement from the Imperial Japanese Navy IJN for an aeroplane with a speed greater than mph, exceptional maneuverability, long range, and an impressive armament - for the time - of two 7. In one-on-one combat the Zero-sen was clearly superior to the rugged Grumman F4F Wildcat in speed, climb, maneuverability, and service ceiling.
The Wildcat, in turn, had better firepower and structural strength but was some 2,lb heavier than its Japanese opponent, with only additional horsepower; even so, the Wildcat pilots had no alternative but to take on their more capable Japanese opponents until superior American aircraft could be put into production. The battles between the Wildcat and the Zero-sen during represent a classic duel in which pilots flying a nominally inferior fighter successfully developed air combat tactics that negated the strengths of their opponent. Binding sound.
Crease on cover. F4U-1 Corsair Vol. There are many fine books describing the original "Birdcage" Corsair, but once again the Aircraft Pictorial Series has turned up new documentation explaining this amazing aircraft. The book presents: - the truth behind the decision to remove Corsairs from US Navy aircraft carriers - the story behind the unofficial "-1A" designation - a completely new explanation of the camouflage schemes carried by early Corsairs - the first explanation of the Molins six-shooter flare launcher - the first images of VF's external drop tanks - the five tail wheel struts used by Corsairs - the standard radios and antenna variations - the strange - but standard - canopy and turtledeck variations - the Westinghouse 19A jet engine experiments - the parallel-development of the Brewster F3A-1 and Goodyear FG-1 - serial number lists with production changes - the story of the British Corsair Mark I - dozens of never-before-published photos.
A second volume will cover the raised cockpit versions of the -1 Corsair: the '-1A', '-1C', and '-1D'. Author Dana Bell spent two years researching this book, and his efforts have resulted in an entirely new technical history of the World War II Corsair. This heavily illustrated book provides a wealth of details for the modeler and restorer, and a fresh new understanding for the armchair historian and enthusiast. Taking advantage of the Hellcat's combination of easy handling and lethality, more than of its pilots achieved "ace" status.
This lavishly illustrated book offers a thrilling look at the Hellcat at war--from its first action in September , when fighters off the USS Independence shot down a spying seaplane, to its service with the British Fleet Air Arm and its part in the invasion of Southern France. Detailing the Hellcat's design and development, telling its pilots war stories, and tracing the aircraft's adventures through the end of World War II, this book is a fitting and fascinating tribute to a fighter plane whose performance in a few short years remains unmatched in the annals of naval warfare.
Expanded Edition with more photos, updated content and 20 extra pages. After their debut in combat in early , Hellcats scored more than 5, confirmed kills with a to-1 kill ratio. The folding-wing aircraft were capable of operating from carriers or land. Some were equipped with radar for night combat. The heavily-armed fighters could pack armament including six wing-mounted. Flown by both the U. France also made use of the aircraft after the war, employing it during the Indochina conflict in the early s. In American service after the Second World War, remote-controlled versions of the aircraft were used to test atomic bomb blasts and as flying bombs.
Illustrated with more than photographs, color profiles, and detailed line drawings. Light edge wear to covers. Light soiling to covers. A few small indent marks to back cover. Small creases to spine top. Shipped Weight: 1. European Women in Colonial Malaya to Inscription on first page. Size: 4to Quarto 11 to 13 inches. Text body clean and un-marked. Water damage to rear of jacket, visible on the inside and outside.
Light soiling and scratching, and minor edgewear to jacket. Edgewear to boards, including small tears at spine edges. No internal inscriptions. No torn or missing pages.. The Fairbairn-Sykes Commando dagger has become iconic as the most widely recognized fighting knife in the world. The origins of the dagger can be traced to Shanghai in the s where W. Fairbairn and US Marine officers including Sam Yeaton carried out experiments in developing what they considered the perfect knife for close combat.
When Fairbairn and Sykes became instructors for the Commandos, they refined the design which would evolve into the classic Fairbairn-Sykes dagger. The dagger was first used during early Commando raids into occupied Europe but saw action in every theatre of World War II. US Rangers and Marines who had trained with the Commandos took their Fairbairn-Sykes daggers home which also influenced the development of American Special Forces daggers.
The Fairbairn-Sykes remained in use with many units after the war, and has become a symbol of commando and special forces units throughout the world. Binding tight. Cover illustration by Blandford. Falklands, The Air War. Vietnam war drama. Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. In a sweeping panorama, which finds room for the individual human drama within the broad sweep of battle, the author paints an unforgettable picture of a world in chaos, revealed through the eyes of soldier, general, politician, civilian, and refugee. A re-examination of the Myth of the War Experience and the way in which war has been portrayed in ages past.
Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage, other than spine which is faded by sun exposure. Osprey Vanguard 4. False Colours Macdonnell, J. Book exchange stamp. Spine has minor lean and minimal reading creases. Family in Crisis. Fitzgerald, John M. A stunning and informative military history that throws new light on the neglected campaign in the Phillipines. Covers have slight soiling. Short gift inscription in ink. Edges of pages are slightly foxed. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage, except for light crease on rear.
Famous Regiments. Book and dj encased in adhesive plastic else vg in dj. Owner name. Edges of dust jacket have light bumping. Dust jacket is unclipped. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition.
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Book and Jacket are both in Good condition. There is some light shelf and reading wear, but still a presentable copy. A stunning selection of diaries both of the known and the unknown. Green coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper wraparound , by Tom Adams with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip.
Recalled 25 years after the event, by one of the protagonists, this is the story of and Englishman narrator and his Australian radio operator who are parachuted into Borneo to incite the native people to rebel against the Japanese invaders. They are much surprised that they are confronted by an Irishman, Learoyd, who says he is king of the tribe.
He gives them help but is ultimately betrayed by them, and, " In doing so they betray themselves. Softening of the backstrip edges along with a little browning. Rubbing of the book corners with age toning of the text block edges and pages. Some stains to the top text block edge. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels. First English Translation. Second-hand copy, no damage to describe apart from lacking the dust jacket.
Double page map of Rome and also double page map of the Italian campaign. Gray coloured endpapers. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece, showing five separate photographs of the author at different ages. The text is illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photography throughout the text. Blue coloured cloth boards with black insert on the backstrip, and within that insert gilt titles. A little bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Dust marks and light browning to the top text block edge.
Very light age turning to the internal text.
Plain text dustwrapper with mottled brown and yellow background with blue and white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of the author to the rear dustwrapper panel. A little rubbing and creasing to the backstrip edges and to the dustwrapper corners. Rubbing to the rear fold over crease and to either side of the spine. Sunning to the backstrip. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner.
The autobiography of the author who was brought up by his very nonconformist father that " To this end he was a passionate pacifist in World War I but ended up an ambulance orderly in France during the years Then went to Cambridge and after graduating went to the newspapers Manchester Guardian and the New Statesman, where he made them a forum to express strong individual opinion.
And this was only up to Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Contains many colour photographs of weapons and armour. Size: 26cm x 20cm. Very minor edge wear. Spine tail very lightly bumped. Dust Jacket is fully intact, no tears or chips, light signs of wear to top and bottom edges, corners etc. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards and dust jacket are also in good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.
Book weighs over 1kg and may incur additional postage. Drawing on the exclusive cooperation of an extraordinary number of American military personnel, Thomas Ricks has written the definitive account of the AMerican military's tragic experience in Iraq. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.
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Napoleonic Light Cavalry Tactics (Osprey Elite 196)
No other damage to describe. This book is based mainly on information supplied by the survivors of the action, both British and German. Fiat CR. The Fiat CR. Its combat debut came when the Belgian air force threw its fleet into action during the German invasion of the Low Countries on 10th May Despite being quickly overwhelmed, the Belgian pilots managed to make a number of aerial claims.
The CR. Drawing on research from a range of sources, this book examines the extensive employment of the Italian fighter plane during the course of World War II. Minor fading to front board. Light denting to boards. Size: 4to 11 to 13 inches. Facsimile Reprint. Boards slightly warped. Hutchinson, Lt. Minimal wear to covers. Fold-out map to rear in good order. Author's inscription reads "Dear Jeremy, thanks for the experience. Best wishes Bill. Light wear to cover. Spine has minor lean and moderate reading creases. The commander of the British forces on the Western Front from late to the end of the First World War, Haig has been reviled and revered in equal measure.
Often critical of Haig, Philip Warner's biography is nonetheless scrupulously fair. The portrait that emerges is of a flawed but courageous individual who almost certainly achieved as much as anyone could have done under the circumstances. Haig withstood the strain of high command at hideous personal cost and was ultimately ground down by the burden.
As Warner reveals, Haig probably hastened his own premature death by the energy with which he dedicated himself to the welfare of his former soldiers. Previous owner's inscription, lavish, in ink and previous owner's stamps on front endpaper. Publisher's original pricing note tipped in on title page. Publisher's errata tipped in at rear. Browning to pages. Binding tight, spine slightly faded. War drama. Panther PB The book starts with the stone axe, move through swords, crossbow, germ warfare, self freeloading weapons, hand weapons, poison gas, vehicles, rockets and finishes with robots the book is in suitable condition for giving us a gift.
Full number line. Edges of pages are mildly foxed. In nearly half a century, Frederick Palmer reported on more different armies in action than any other journalist. Using Palmer's wartime notebooks and photographs, this book re-creates the journalist's journey into the dark heart of a century defined by war. It presents a portrait of a pioneer of combat journalism and perceptive viewer of the 20th century.
No internal inscriptions, torn or missing pages.. Fifty Years at the Front. Foreword by Peter Arnett. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Fight for the Falklands! A clean secondhand copy, the edges of the textblock are browned. The story of the Argentinian invasion and the British repulsing of that invasion in the Falkland Islands back in Size: 12mo standard paperback. Very Good Condition Price: 8. Air war thriller, set in Malta in Cover illustration by Paul Wright. Photo on request. This is the first UK edition.
No Dust Jacket as issued. Inscription on front endpaper, title page has moisture rippling, otherwise pages are very good. Good Price: 8. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition except for previous owner's name in ink. Boards lightly bumped with slight forward lean; Mild browning; prelims lightly foxed; several text pages lightly marked Owner name on front free end page : JACKET: Lightly creased; flaps yellowed. Not price-clipped. Creasing to covers. Unknown to almost everyone, Paul Richey started this sequel to his acclaimed book 'Fighter Pilot' in , but was unable to continue it beyond the initial chapters.
Now, aviation author and historian Norman Franks, by gaining exlusive access to Paul's papers and diaries, has completed the work. This is the story not only of Squadron's offensive was during that momentous summer, but also of Paul's exploites to the end of the war at Fighter Command HQ and then in India and Burma. Book must have been damp at some time as dust wrapper has become stuck to front boards lower section pages.
Marks, browning and foxing to page block edges and early and rear pages, text mostly clean. Binding still very good, spine faded, titling still legible. Board corners bumped, other minor wear and fading to boards. Colour illustrated cover, book is illustrated with many black-and-white photographs, and also diagrams. Size: Trade Paperback.
Technology, Facts, History. Illustrated endpapers, the book is illustrated throughout in the main with colour photographs, and, with some line drawings and colour drawings. The book presents the reader not only with an overview of a century of powered flight and key technical developments, but also with an explanation of fundamental aerodynamic principles. Len Deighton's history of the Battle of Britain has proved outstanding enough to receive high praise and is touted as one of the first books to describe the battle from both British and German point of view.
Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout. Multiple copies of this title available. Edges of boards have superficial wear. Dust jacket has light creasing. Edges of pages are lightly browned. Quantity Available: 2.
This is a concise, detailed and colour illustrated guide to the most revered fighter aircraft of the last century. It includes over aircraft from around the world in chronological order. Specifications include powerplants, dimensions, performance, armament, a history of its service, and photographs.. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt titles there-on. Minor bumps on head and heel of backstrip. Montage-style, archivally-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn and 'embellished' with a minor printing imperfection [trade term: catch up] on front flap.
Book weight approx. Dustjacket has light wear on the edges. Book clean, square. Spine tight, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Sepia, action-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Then, and ever since, the pilot's skill has determined how well a new aircraft performed. This book offers a unique perspective on the role of the fighter aircraft. Contents include: Prelims. Some rubbing wear to jacket. This work traces and analyses the evolution of the German fighting man and the army in which he served during three and a half centuries.
It sets his patriotism against his cultural background and against the ever-changing national imperatives of the time. This book covers 25 of the worlds most important land armies, and provides comprehensive information on the essential components of the worlds great military powers, the operations and theatres they are involved in, detailed descriptions of each army's weapons and equipment, the structure of major combat units, and each nation's current alliances and peacekeeping commitments.
Fighting General. Encased in adhesive plastic, else an excellent copy. Dust Jacket is fully intact, no tears or chips, but carries signs of wear to top and bottom edges, corners etc. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout. Lavishly illus. Light age and reading wear. Illustrator: John Berry. Bright pink coloured endpapers.
The text is illustrated with numerous coloured illustrations by John Berry. Illustrated boards with black and red coloured titles to the front panel and black and white coloured titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the book corners, panels and backstrip corners. Age toning of the textblock edges. Also includes CD containing much biographical information and a nominal roll. The unit fought at Gallipoli and the Western Front. David Wilson'. Includes supplied CD. Horwitz No. War thriller. Fighting Ships of the Far East 1 adds enormously to the hitherto small corpus of knowledge about a fascinating and little known subject.
Using detailed descriptions, accurate cutaway plates and reliable historical examples, this book covers the history of Chinese ship design and naval warfare from the beginning of the Han dynasty to the first few years of the Ming dynasty. The epic battle of Lake Poyang in in , won by the man who was to become the first Ming Emperor, is also detailed. Over the centuries, naval relations between Japan and Korea appear to have alternated between peaceful trade and outright hostility.
However, this impression can be misleading, as much of what passed for mercantile activity was in fact conducted by Japanese pirate fleets, who pillaged the coasts of Korea and China in a long-lasting tradition that culminated in the greatest pirate raid of all: Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea in This was the conflict that involved Ming China and almost dragged in Siam. It also led to Korea developing East Asia's most famous warship: the legendary turtle ship, which is described for the first time in full technical detail in this book.
The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs, and various tables. World War II was the last of the great naval wars, the culmination of a century of warship development in which steam, steel, and finally aviation had been adapted for naval use. This book presents the fighting ships, detailing both their wartime careers and their design features.
In addition it describes the evolution between the wars of the various ship types. The colour illustrated dust jacket is very lightly rubbed on the base edge. This book includes the principle ships that were engaged in the war at sea between and The mighty battleships and cruisers that roamed the oceans, great aircraft carriers deployed in the Mediterranean and Pacific campaigns and teh hard-pressed destroyers and U boats engaged in the Battle of the Atlantic are all described and illustrated.
The proudest ships of the British, American, German, Italian, French and Japanese navies evoke memories of the momentous sea battles that changed the course of the war. Bismark, Scharnhorst, Hood, Ark Royal, Enterprise and Yamato are well known large capital ships, but most of the smaller ships were better known by their class, and names like Tribal, Fletcher and Buckley represent many of the numerous work horses of naval might.
The book is divided into sections on battleships and battlecruisers, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and submarines. Specifications include displacement, length, draught, power plant, speed and range, complement and weapons. Very detailed. Size: 7"-8" Tall. Size: 12mo standard paperback. The book is a secondhand book with reading creases to the spine, and darkening of the page edges, but is otherwise clean, and free of annotation. Spine firm.
Gloss illustrated boards undamaged. An in-production stain on rear pastedown, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated as boards , loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. The book also describes the lessons the Japanese military learnt from the European experience of the trenches in World War One and their own conflicts with China and Russia. Please email for quote. Dougherty, Phyllis J.
Jestice, Christer Jorgensen, Rob S. Analyses the tactics, techniques and weaponry of naval warfare from the ancient period to the modern day. The book explores the unique tactics required to win battles in an era where the musket increasingly came to dominate the battlefield, and demonstrates how little has changed in some respects in the art of war. Dust Jacket has some light shelf wear. Top edge has some dust marks. Describes the combat techniques required to win battles in an era where the musket increasingly came to dominate the battlefield. Carey, U. This book is in very good or better condition.
It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in strong condition. The front cover has some very minor bumps and marks indicating previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Items are in stock and will be shipped same day or next business day directly from our Australian address.
Corners of covers are lightly bumped. Near Fine Price: 8. This book tells the story of one of the largest and most meticulously organised seaborne invasions in the history of warfare - the Allied landings of June 6, - D-Day. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. This book covers the Vietnam War during , the tumultuous final years of the U.
Stoffey, a Marine Corps aviator who served three combat tours in Vietnam. During his first two tours, and , Stoffey flew combat missions out of Da Nang and Marble Mountain Airfields in South Vietnam and was shot down twice. The crucial and complex last two years of the war - following the withdrawal of major ground fighting units under President Nixon's Vietnamisation policy - are explained from the perspective of the Seventh Fleet, as it floated in the Gulf of Tonkin and South China Sea.