Local History – but not Yorkshire Local History

Not in Heckmondwike Book Shop does not seek out Local History items that are not in Yorkshire, but can understand that there may be others, not fortunate enough to be born or live in Yorkshire, that may have an interest in where they are born or live.

A Short History of Birmingham by Conrad Gill & Charles Grant Robinson

Published in 1938 by Birmingham Corporation a hard back book (no dj) 96 pages some illustrations. This would be a fine copy but for neat name and date on title page. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.


Tramways of the Monklands by Ian L Cormack

76 page booklet published in 1964 by The Scottish Tramway Museum Society vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.


CHESTER The 21st edition published by Tiling not dated but I think it was published in 1953. A 90 page guide well illustrated with some great ads.

TOR BAY & TORQUAY Nice little guides published as “The Countryside Series by Bovey Tracey, Devon. Undated and the Torquay guide has the title page missing. A previous owner dated the book “August 1950” so they must be earlier than that. They were sold for 2/6.

J Arthur Dixon’s ROSS and CROMARTY. A Handbook for Tourists, undated but I would guess at mid 50’s 15 full page colour pictures.

Just as above for THE ISLE OF SKYE

City of LONDONDERRY Official Guide, undated but from the illustrations I would guess early 50’s What do you think? A 72 page illustrated guide, the ads are not as good as the Chester ads though.

local history 013Tramways of the MONKLANDS What more could you want from a title? 76 pages well illustrated.

In Search of a Past by Ronald Fraser – The Manor House, Amnersfield 1933-1945 190 pages.

The Old Houses of STRATFORD UPON AVON 1st edition hardback published in 1925. It appears this book is much more common than I would have thought. 180 pages.

The Heart of a Village – The intimate history of Aldbourne by Ida Gandy. This 160 page unillustrated book has been reprinted many times so it must be good, or at least loads of people think it is good and buy it.

RUTLAND a guide and Gazetteer 64 pages a 1985 2nd edition.

ALL ABOVE are available in my shop for £2.50. All can be dispatched post free to addresses in the UK apart from the Stratford Hard Back that is heavier than the others.

WORLD WAR II including -SOE – Resistance – Espionage – Air – Sea –

The Killing-Ground by Elleston Trevor

Consul 1st 1964 vg D-Day Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. Other Books by Elleston Trevor in stock Auther Title Publisher Condition Date Edition Trevor Elleston 80’000 Suspects Pan g+ 1st Trevor Elleston Killing Ground Pan vg 1958 1st Trevor Elleston Killing Ground NEL vg 1975 Trevor Elleston Squadren Airborne Pan vg Trevor Elleston Squadron Airborn Pan vg 1st Trevor Elleston The Flight of the Phoenix Pan vg+ 1966 4th Trevor Elleston The Killing Ground Consul vg 1964 1st Trevor Elleston The Pillors of Midnight Pan vg 1st Trevor Elleston The Shoot Bag 10



Mayflower Dell 1963 1st vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.




Pan 1953 1st “The Story that is linked with one of the most astounding Secrets of the War” Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.



Edmund Ward LONDON 1966 1st 90 pages well illustrated book vg dj vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.



Edmund Ward LONDON 1966 90 pages well illustrated book near fine dj near fine unclipped. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.


His Majesty’s Minesweepers

His Majesty’s Minesweepers

HMSO publication 1943 64 pages very well illustrated. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.


MOONDROP TO GASCONY – Anne-Marie Walters

MOONDROP TO GASCONY by Anne-Marie Walters

Pan 1st vg+ “Englishwoman’s Adventures as a Secret Agent. Woodman cover art Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.


MOONDROP TO GASCONY – Anne-Marie Walters

MOONDROP TO GASCONY – Anne-Marie Walters

Pan reprint with Walton Cover Art vg++ MOONDROP TO GASCONY – Anne-Marie Walters


Of Their Own Choice – Capt. Peter Churchill D.S.O.

Of Their Own Choice – Capt. Peter Churchill D.S.O.

Corgi 1955 1st vg Of Their Own Choice was the first of three books describing his wartime experience in the French section of the Special Operations Executive. He describes his initial training at Warnborough Manor, near Guildford, in sabotage, Morse code, use of firearms, bridge demolition, and French military drill; and then to the Scottish Highlands near Mallaig, for map reading, orienteering, weapons and explosives training, close combat, and physical training; and then parachute training at Ringway near Manchester. The final training was at the Finishing School at Beaulieu Abbey in the New Forest where he learnt railway sabotage, inconspicuous behaviour, codes, cover stories, how to build up networks, and how to behave under interrogation. Of 14 people who began the training, Churchill was one of only three who graduated. He was assigned to the French Section in June 1941, and given his French identity card with a false identity. His first mission was to be infiltrated into the French Riviera by submarine in order to inspect three SOE networks in Antibes, Marseille and Lyons, evaluate their strengths weaknesses, assess their needs, and give them instructions. He was also to provide them with funds to continue their work. He was assisted by American agent, Virginia Hall. Having completed his mission he crossed the Pyrenees on foot and returned to the UK via Gibraltar to report back to SOE Headquarters. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.


Stock books I have “tagged” as War related, not comprehensive by any means. Don’t hesitate to ask for more info.

Allen H R “Dizzy”Battle for BritainCorgivg
Allen Robert S ColonelLucky Forward – 3rd U S ArmyMacfaddenvg19651st
Ambler EricCause for AlarmPanvg1st
Andrews John CSuch are the ValiantBadgervg
Andrews LaurieTattered BattalionCorgivg1959
Bader DouglasWhere Eagles GatherVikingvg1st
Baillie PeterAssault PatrolDigit UKg
Baker ECRThe Fighter Aces of the RAFNELvg+1975
Baker W HowardNo Time to LiveSexton Blakevg1958
Balchin NigelThe Small Back RoomPanvg19471st
Balchin NigelThe Small Back RoomPanvg2nd
Barber NoelSinister TwilightFontanavg+19701st
Barker A JMidway the turning pointPurnellvg
Barker AJPearl HarbourPurnellvg
Barker RalphStrike Hard Strike SurePanvg19652nd
Barker RalphThe Ship-BustersPanvg+1st
Barker RalphThe Thousand PlanPanvg1st
Barnett CorrelliThe Desert GeneralsPanvg-1st
Baron AlexanderFrom City From the PloughPanvg19531st
Baron AlexanderFrom the City From the PloughPanthervg1st
Bates H EFlying Officer XAce UKvg1st
Bates H EThe Cruise of the Breadwinner & Dear LifeCorgi
Bennett D C TPathfinderSpherevg
Betteridge DonThe Spies of PeenemundeCorgivg+19591st
Bickers Richard TownshendGinger Lacey Fighter PilotPanvg
Bishop EdwardTheir Finest Hour – Battle of BritainPurnellvg
Blake Walker EHeartbreak RidgeMonarchf19621st
Bloemertz GuntherFreedom in LoveKimbervg19601st
Blumenson MartinEisenhowerPan/Ballantinevg
Blunden EdmundUndertones of WarFour Squarevg1962
Boulle PierreThe Bridge on the River KwaiFontanavg19561st
Boulle PierreThe Bridge on the River KwaiFontanavg-5th
Boyle AndrewNo Passing GloryFontanavg19591st
Braddon RussellThe Naked IslandPanvg+10th
Bradley James LNo Man DividedBadgervg
Brason JohnSecret ArmyBBCvg19771st
Brelis DeanThe MissionPanthervg19601st
Brennan DanThe Sky RemembersNEL1978
Brennan DanThird Time DownAce US
Brickhill PaulReach for the SkyFontanavg
Brickhill PaulThe Dam BustersPanvg19558th
Brickhill PaulThe Dam BustersPanvg14th
Brickhill PaulThe DambustersPanvg+1st
Bryant ArthurThe Turn of the TideFontanavg19651st
Buckmaster MauriceThe Fought AlonePanthervg19601st
Burgan JohnCry AttackPanthervg1st
Burgess AlanSeven Men at DaybreakPanvg1st
Busch HaroldU-Boats at WarBallantinevg-19574th
Butler & YoungMarshal Without GloryPanthervg
Caiddddin MartinZero FighterPurnellvg
Calin HaroldPanzerNELvg1977
Callison BrianA Flock of ShipsFontanavg19711st
Cameron LouThe Black CampGold Medalvg1963
Capka JoRed Sky at NightPanthervg19591st
Clapham WalterNight Be My WitnessAce UKvg-19571st
Clark MarkCalculated RiskPantherf19561st
Cliford GeorgeThe Happy HuntedPanthervg19551st
Clostermann Pierre DFCThe Big ShowCorgivg1970
CompilationThe Sky Their BattlegroundDigit UKvg1st
Cooper DuffOperation HeartbreakPanvg19531st
Cooper DuffOperation HeartbreakPanvg+19553rd
Cowles VirginiaThe Phantom MajorFontanavg1st
Crane StephenThe Red Badge of CourageFour Squarevg19591st
Cumming MichaelPathfinder CranswickFleetwayvg19631st
Dahl RoaldOver to YouMayflower Dellvg+19631st
de Guingand FrancisOperation VictoryHoddervg+1960
de Wiart CartonHappy OdysseyPanf19551st
Dexter John KThe PatriotsBadgervg
Dodson KennethAway all BoatsPanthervg+19582nd
Doenitz KarlMemoirs – Nazi TwilightBelmontvg-19611st
Dove PatrickI Was Graf Spee’s PrisonerCherry Treevg-1940
Downes DonaldOrders to KillPanthervg19601st
Drayton LSFor Their TomorrowBadgervg+
Easton LPTarget RomeBadgervg
Eby CecilThe Siege of the AlcazarMayflowevg19681st
Eisenhower Dwight DCrusade in EuropePermavg19521st
Elan & LeasorConspiracy of SilencePang1st
Enfield RLUnseen EnemyBadgervg+
Falk StanleyLiberation of the Philippines – Campaign #12Purnellvg
Farran RoyThe Day after TomorrowPanthervg19591st
Farran RoyWinged DaggerFontanavg19552nd
Fehrenbach TRThe Battle of AnzioMonarch1st
Fergusson BernardBeyond the ChindwinFontanavg+1975
Foley JohnMailed FistPanthervg1st
Forbes GordonGoodbye to SomePanthervg19651st
Forester CSLieutenant HornblowerPanvg3rd
Forester CSThe Captain from ConnecticutFour Squarevg1st
Forester CSThe CommodorePenguinvg19561st
Forester CSThe Good ShepherdNELvg
Forester CSThe GunBantamvg19521st
Forester CSThe Naval War of 1812Four Squarevg-19581st
Frank WolfgangThe German Raider AtlantisBallantinevg19561st
Franklad NobleBomber Offensive the devistation of EuropePurnellvg
Fritzell BernardTimetable for the GeneralFontanavg19731st
Fuchido & OkumiyaMidwayArrowvg1st
Fuller Robert LPasport for the DamnedBadgervg
Fullerton AlexanderNo Man’s MistressPanvg1st
Fullerton AlexanderSurfacePanvg1st
Fullerton AlexanderThe Waiting GamePanvg1st
Gabreski FrancisGabby – A Fighter Pilot’s LifeDellvg+1992
Gann Ernest KIn the Company of EaglesNELvg1969
Gardner BrianThe Big PushSpherevg19681st
Gary RomainNothing Important Ever DiesCorgivg
Geer AndrewCanton AirliftFontanavg1st
Gibbon Constantine FitzThe BlitzAce UKvg1st
Gibson GuyEnemy Coast AheadPanvg1st
Graham DominickCassinoPan/Ballantinevg
Grenfell RussellThe Bismarck EpisodePanthervg-19571st
Hall Norman SThe Ballon BusterCorgivg19671st
Hardy WilliamWolf PackFour Squarevg-19631st
Harris JohnThe Sea Shall Not Have ThemArrowf19571st
Hart KittyI am AliveCorgivg+19621st
Hartog Jan deThe KeyCorgivg19581st
Hassel SvenBlitzfreezeCorgivg+1981rep
Hassel SvenCourt MartialCorgivg1981rep
Hassel SvenLiquidate ParisCorgivg-19711st
Hassel SvenSS GeneralCorgivg19721st
Hassel SvenThe Bloody Road to DeathCorgivg19771st
Hassel SvenThe CommissarCorgivg19851st
Hassel SvenThe Legeon of the DamnedPanvg1st
Hassel SvenThe Legion of the DamnedCorgivg+1982rep
Haukelid KnutSkis Against the AtomFontanavg19732nd
Hillary RichardThe Last EnemyMacmillanvg1963
Hillary RichardThe Last EnemyPanvg1st
Horton D CNew Georgia pattern for victoryPan/Ballantinevg
Houart VictorLonely WarriorHamlynvg1978
Hough RichardThe Hunting of Force ZFontanavg19641st
Household GeoffreyThing to LoveMayflower Dellvg19651st
Howard LeighCrispin’s DayCorgivg1960rep
Howard LeighJohnny’s SisterCorgi
Hughes WilliamAces HighFuturavg19761st
Innes HammondDead and AliveFontanavg1st
Innes HammondWreckers Must BreathFontanavg197218th
Ito MasashiThe Emperor’s Last SoldiersPanthervg19681st
Jackson LKOperation SingaporeBadgervg
Jacob NaomiPrivate GollantzArrowvg1st
Jacob NaomiThe Morning will ComeArrowf19621st
Janson HankInvasionMoringvg1959
Jeffrey BettyWhite CooliesPanthervg+19581st
Jeffrey BettyWhite CooliesPanthervg+rep
Johnson JohnnieWing LeaderHamlynvg-1979
Johnston JPatrol of the DeadBarker Dragonvg
Jordon Roland KDawn CommandTrojanvg
Jukes GeoffreyThe defence of MoscowPurnellvg
Kelly JohnSon of NipponWDLvg+19591st
Kent GraemeGuadalcanal island ordealPan/Ballantinevg
Kersh GeraldThey Die With Their Boots CleanPanthervg-19571st
Kessel JosephThe Magic TouchPanvg19631st
Kessler LeoBreakthroughFuturavg-1980
Kessler LeoDeaths HeadFuturavg1974
Kessler LeoEagles in the SnowFuturavg1983
Kessler LeoGhost DivisionFuturavg19781st
Kessler LeoHammer of the GodsFuturavg1975
Kessler LeoHimmler’s GoldFuturavg-1980
Kessler LeoOtto Stahl 3 Otto and the RedsFuturavg-19821st
Kessler LeoOtto Stahl 4 Otto and the YanksFuturavg1983
Kessler LeoRebel 3 Death MatchFuturavg+1988
Kessler LeoSea Wolves 2 Death to the DeutchlandFuturavg1982
Kessler LeoSS Panzer BattalionFuturavg+1975
Kessler LeoStuka Squadron 1 – The Black KnightsCorgivg1983
Kessler LeoStuka Squadron 2 Hawks of DeathCorgivg1983
Kessler LeoSubmarine 1 The Wolf PackFuturavg1986
Kessler LeoSubmarine 2 Operation Death WatchFuturavg1986
Kessler LeoSubmarine 3 Convoy to CatastropheFuturavg-1986
Kessler LeoThe Devil’s ShieldFuturavg+1975
Kessler LeoThe Sand PanthersFuturavg1979
Kessler LeoThe TraitorsFuturavg1977
Kessler LeoValley of the AssassinsFuturavg1979
Kessler LeoWotan 15 Cauldron of BloodFuturavg1981
Kessler LeoWotan 20 Slaughter at SalernoFuturavg-1985
Kessler LeoWotan Panzer HuntFuturavg1979
Kielland AxelLive DangerouslyFontanaf19551st
Kinvig Clifforddeath railwayPan/Ballantinevg
Kirst Hans HellmutThe Lieutenant Must Be MadMayflowervg-1974
Knoke HeinzI Flew for the FuhrerCorgivg
Konsalik Heinz GThe Naked EarthPanthervg+19621st
Landsborough GordonThe Battle of the River PlatePanthervg19562nd
Lehnhoff JoachimThe Homeward RunPanthervg-1st
Lewis JackChosen Tales of ChosinChallengevg19641st
Litgow MikeMach OnePanthervg19551st
Lloyd VHThe Hidden enemyPanthervg+1st
Lund Paul & Ludlam HarryThe Fate of Lady EmmaNELvg19791st
Macdonald PhilipPatrolFontanag+1st
Macdonnell J EBroadsides!Horwitzvg+
MacHardy CharlesSend Down a DoveFontanavg1973rep
Macintyre DonaldNarvikPanvg1st
Mackenzie ComptonGallipoli MemoriesPanthervg19651st
MacLean AlistairForce 10 from NavaroneFontanavg+19701st
Maclean AlistairForce 10 from NavaroneFontanavg+197819th
Maclean AlistairHMS UlyssesFontanavg1st
MacLean AlistairPartisansFontanavg+19831st
Maclean AlistairThe Guns of NavaroneFontanavg19613rd
MacLean AlistairThe Guns of NavaroneFontanaf197425th
Maclean ArthurPursuit to AlgeriaSexton Blakevg1961
Majdalany FredPatrolPanthervg+19661st
Majdalany FredThe Battle of CassinoMayflowervg1975
Mallalieu J P WVery Ordinary SeamanPanthervg1959
Manvell Rodgerthe conspirators 20th July 1944Pan/Ballantinevg
Mars AlexanderUnbrokenPanvg1st
Martin FrankFor Such as WeBadgervg-
Martin LFHell CommandBadgervg
Mason DavidChurchillPan/Ballantinevg
Mason DavidU-Boat the secret menacePan/Ballantinevg
Maugham R C FJersey Under the JackbootCorgivg+1975
Maugham RobertCome to DustNELvg19681st
Maugham RobinCome to DustAce UKvg-19611st
Mayer Sydney LMacArthurPan/Ballantinevg
McCormack CharlesYou’ll Die in SingaporePanvg+1st
McGovern JamesFrauleinAce UKvg1st
McKie RonaldProud EchoPantherf1st
McLintock J DewarRoad to HellDigitvg
Meichsner DieterVain GloryPanthervg19601st
Merriam Robert EBattle of the BulgePanthervg19652nd
Middleton DrewThe Sky SuspendedPanvg1st
Millor GeorgeHorned PigeonPanvg1st
Monsarrat NicholasHMS Marlborough Will Enter HarbourPanthervg1956
Monsarrat NicholasThree CorvettesPanthervg2nd
Moore DonaldAll of One CompanyCorgi19591st
Moorhead AlanGallipoliArrowvg19591st
Morgan CharlesThe River LinePanvg19551st
Moss W StanleyIll Met by MoonightCorgivg19561st
Mulvihill WilliamFire MissionBallantinevg19571st
Nagatsuka RI was a KamikazeNELvg1975
Nassauer RudolfThe HooliganConsulvg+19611st
Neave AireyThey Have there ExitsPanvg19551st
Nekrasov VictorFront-Line StalingradFontanaf19641st
O’Conner RichardCompany QFour Squarevg-19591st
Owen FrankThe Fall of SingaporePanvg+19672nd
Passos John DosThe Great DaysAce UKvg-19611st
Paul & St JohnSurgeon at ArmsFour Squarevg+1st
Peacock CharlesScorched EarthDigitvg1st
Pelfrey WilliamHamburger HillPanvg+1987
Pentakoff VladamirPopski’s Private ArmyPanvg-1st
Peters LudovicCry VengeancePanthervg19621st
Phillips CE LucasCockleshell HerosPanvg2nd
Phillips CELThe greatest Raid of AllPanvg2nd
Pile FrederickAck-AckPantherf19561st
Pinto OresteSpycatcherPanthervg19551st
Plievier TheodorMoscowMayflowervg1976
Pond HughSalernoPanvg19641st
Poolman KennethIllustriousNELvg1974
Poolman KennethWolf PackCorgivg19591st
Quayle AnthonyOn Such a NightCorgivg19581st
Rainier PeterPipeline to BattlePanthervg+19551st
Rawnsley & WrightNight FighterCorgivg1st
Rayner DAEnemy BelowFontanavg19748th
Rayner DAThe Enemy BelowFontanaf19581st
Rayner DAThe Long FightFontanavg19601st
Reid P RThe Colditz StoryCoronetvg1972
Reid PRThe Latter Days of ColditzPanvg+19551st
Remarque Erich MariaAll Quiet on the Western FrontDellvg19631st
Reynolds Quentin70,000 to onePyramidvg+1968
Reynolds QuentinMinister of DeathPanvg-19631st
Reynolds QuentinOfficially DeadPanthervg1st
Reynolds QuentinThey Fought for the SkyPanvg1st
Richey PaulFighter PilotArrowvg1955
Richler AntonPrelude to the StormBadgervg
Rivaz R CTail GunnerArrowvg
Romains JulesVerdun The BattleConsul
RomillyThe Privaledged NightmarePanvg1st
Romilly G & Alexander MHostages at Colditz / Privaledged NightmareSpherevg1974
Rooney D DStilwellPan/Ballantinevg-
Rowland Donald SBoth Feet in HellDigit UKvg1st
Roy JulesThe Happy valleyVikingvg
Runyon Charles WThe Bloody JungleAcevg
Russell LordThe Knights of BushidoCorgivg-1966rep
Rutherfor Wardfall of the PhilippinesPan/Ballantinevg
Saunders H St GeorgeThe Green BeretFour Squarevg1st
Schmidt Heinz WernerWith Rommel in the DesertPanthervg1st
Schroter HeinzStalingradPanvg+1st
Sellwood AVStand By To DieFour Squarevg19611st
Shaw IrwinThe Young LionsPanvg1st
Skidmore Hobert DValley of the SkyVikingvg1st
Skorzeny OttoSkorzeny’s Special MissionsPantherf1st
Slaughter Frank GLorenaArrowvg1st
Slaughter Frank GSword and ScapelArrowvg+1st
Slim WilliamDefeat Into VictoryFour Squarevg19581st
Smith Frederick E633 SquadronArrowvg-19581st
Smith Frederick E633 SquadronCorgivg
Smith StanTen Against the Third ReichBelmontvg
Spain NancyThank You NelsonArrowvg+1st
Stagg JamesDesert IntrigueSexton Blakevg1960
Stainforth PeterWings of WindVikingvg1st
SteinbeckOnce there was a WarCorgivg19611st
Stern Philip Van DorenPrologue to SumpterPremiervg19611st
Stroobant FrankOne Man’s WarGurnsey Pressvg19743rd
Sweetman JohnSchweinfurt isater in the skiesPan/Ballantinevg
Swinson ArthurMountbattenPan/Ballantinevg
Swinson Arthurthe raiders desert strike forcePan/Ballantinevg
Taylor JamesPrisoner of the KormoranPanther
Thomas WBDare to be FreePanvg19551st
Thomas WBDare to be FreePanvg5th
Thompson R WD-Day spearhead of invasionPan/Ballantinevg
Tomlinson MichaelThe Most Dangerous MomentMayflowervg1979
Travell JohnBlood and SteelDigitvg-
Trevor EllestonKilling GroundNELvg1975
Trevor EllestonSquadren AirbornePanvg
Trevor EllestonThe Killing GroundConsulvg19641st
Trevor ElstonThe Big Pick UpPanvg2nd
Uris LeonBattle CryPanther
Urquhart MacgregorFoxholeDigit UKvg-1st
Ustinov PeterThe LoserPanvg19641st
Vaculik SergeAir CommandoArrowvg
Vader JohnSpitfire – Weapons Book #6Purnellvg
Van Praag VanCombatPocket Bookvg+19501st
Vaughan-Thomas WynfordAnzioPanvg19631st
von GrimmelshausenThe Adventures of a SimpletonFour Squarevg+19621st
Waldron & GleesonThe FrogmenPanvg19541st
Walters Anne-MarieMoondrop to GasconyPanvg-1st
Walters Anne-MarieMoondrop to GasconyPanvg2nd
Warren & BensonAbove us the WavesCorgivg+1st
Warren & BensonWill Not We FearPanthervg
Wet Hugh Oloff DeThe Valley of the ShadowPanthervg1st
Weyher & EhrlichThe Black RaiderPanthervg19571st
Wheatley DennisCodeword Golden FleeceArrowvg19611st
Wheatley DennisCome into My ParlourArrowvg+19601st
Wheatley DennisCome Into My ParlourArrowf19652nd
White & GuestThe Camp on Blood IslandPanthervg1st
Whiting CharlesPattonPan/Ballantinevg
Wilkinson BurkeBy Sea and by StealthPanthervg+1st
Williams EricThe tunnelFontanavg19551st
Williams EricThe Wooden HorseFontanavg19605th
Williams JohnFrance Summer 1940Purnellvg
Williams WirtThe EnemyAce UKvg19571st
Williamson HenryLove and the LovelessPanthervg1963
Wilson JamesInterrupted JourneyArrowf19631st
Wingate JohnFrigateSpherevg19821st
Wood Alan & MaryIslands in DangerSuperiorvg
Woodward C VanThe Battle for Leyte GulfFour Squarevg19581st
Wyllie JohnJohnny PurpleAce UKvg1st
Young DesmondRommelFontanavg19551st
Zagorski WaclawSeventy DaysPanthervg+19591st

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN – August – October 1940.

36 page illustrated account published in 1941 by HMSO. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.


ARCTIC WAR – Norway’s role on the Northern Front. Published by HMSO in 1945 a 64 page, well illustrated account.

THE DAM BUSTERS – Paul Brickhill. The story of 617 Squadron who’s members were awarded two Victoria Crosses and over 150 other decorations

BOMBER COMMAND CONTINUES – The Air Ministry Account of the Rising Offensive Against Germany July 1941 – June 1942. HMSO 1942


Big Game Hunting

Tiger-Man – Julian Duguid

TIGER_MAN by Julian Duguid

Pan 1st vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.


Green Hell – Julian Duguid

GREEN HELL – Julian Duguid

Pan 1950 1st vg Woodman cover art


GREEN HELL – Julian Duguid

GREEN HELL by Julian Duguid

Pan reprint with Walton Cover Art vg+


Horn of the Hunter – Robert C Ruark

Horn of the Hunter – Robert C Ruark

Illustrated Arrow Edition “A Hemingway of a Hunt” An African Safari with a difference vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.



Big Game Hunting by a Master of Gun and Pen”

Africa 396

The celebrated author of this absorbing book, Mr. C T Stoneham, will need no introduction to the large majority of its readers. He is world-famous for his many books, articles and short stories dealing with wild animals”

There are 193 listings for C T Stoneham in ABE but not this book. Most UK Digits seem hard to find, the print runs must have been very short.

Thanks to Dr S S Nagi (Nyrobe) for this review;

This book was first published in 1957, has 286 pages, 8 chapter, 8 B/W photos but no maps. In this book C T Stoneham explains his safari through Africa, that do not cost a lot of money and was not for the wealthy. CHARLES THURLEY STONEHAM was born in India in 1895 and attended Brighton College in England. After death of his father in 1912, he ran away, aged 17, to Canada and USA. He did many small jobs and in 1915 returned to England and signed up for military service. He was shipped to British East Africa (BEA – Kenya). After 1st World War, he settled in BEA. He resided in Laikipia and had a butcher’s shop in Nanyuki. In 1920, he managed a safari outfit business. In 1930, he and his wife moved to Cape Town. During 2nd World war, he returned to England. In 1947, he moved to Nakuru, Kenya. He wrote many novels and books. In 1963, he moved to South Africa and in 1965, he died in Transvaal.
Stoneham re-lives his experiences during the 1st World War in East Africa, where there was more danger from enemy than from wild animals. They all suffered from malaria, dysentery and from flies. Over 3 years Stoneham lost fear of wild animals and walked about the bush at night. In 1917, after 40 attacks of malaria and dysentery and shell shock, Stoneham was invalided to South Africa. When better, he returned to British East Africa (BEA – Kenya).

Wildest Africa by CT Stoneham

Digit pb Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.


World War – Memoirs etc.

Midway by Mitsuo Fuchida & Masatake Okumiya

Midway by Mitsuo Fuchida & Masatake Okumiya

“The Battle that doomed Japan in five fateful Minutes” Arrow Paperback vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.



The Sea Shall Not Have Them John Harris

Arrow 1st f 1957 Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.



Gallipoli – Alan Moorhead

A Giant Arrow 1959 1st vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.


Beyond the Chindwin

Beyond the Chindwin – Bernard Fergusson

Corgi – Near Fine .An account of Number Five Column of the Wingate Expedition into Burma, 1943. Over fifty years after its first publication, this account of a remarkable expedition still stands as a classic. For those who took part, the Wingate Expedition was a watershed in their lives. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.


Ill Met by Moolight by W Stanley Moss

Reading this book – I would recommend it to anyone – had us spending a couple of days on our holiday looking for somewhere that sold Cretan Snails (you have to read the book to find out why).

Ill Met by Moonlight by W Stanley Moss

This is a classic account by one of the officers who took part in one of the great escapades of WWII. In 1943 W. Stanley Moss and Patrick Leigh-Fermor, both serving with Special Forces in the Middle East, decided on a plan to kidnap General Kreipe, Commander of the Sevastopol Division in Crete, and bring him back to Allied occupied Cairo. This is the story of their adventures, working with a fearsome band of partisans, as they daringly capture the General in an ambush and struggle to evade pursuing German troops in the mountainous Cretan landscape to reach their rendezvous for evacuation to safety. A fine 1st edition book in a vg unclipped dj printed by Harrap in 1950 Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.


The Navy Strikes – B Webster Smith

Published by Blackie & Sons in 1942 1st edn., 224pp, frontis and 7 half tone plates, reference to RN actions at Narvik, convoys, ‘Rawalpindi’, Coastal Forces, ‘Graf Spee’, ‘Altmark’, Dunkirk, Oran, etc. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.


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Wing Commander Paul Richey DFC – Fighter Pilot

1955 Arrow Paperback vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.


Sqn. Ldr. R C Rivaz DFC – Tail Gunner

Tail Gunner – Squadron Leader R C Rivaz DFC

An illustrated Arrow Edition Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.


A Torch to the Enemy by Martin Caidin

The Shattering Story of US Air Power and the Fire Raids that Destroyed Japan – With 16 pages of photographs – A Ballantine War Book 1966 vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.


Illustrious by Kenneth Poolman

“The War at sea and the story of one of the greatest ships.” NEL paperback edition. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.


Halifax Crew – The Story of a Wartime Bomber Crew – Arthur C Smith

Stapled card covers, A4, 60pp, b&w photos. ; a very good copy. The story of a Halifax bomber crew, who flew a tour of operations over Western Europe from RAF Melbourne, Yorkshire, with 10 Squadron during the latter part of 1944. The narrative is related from the air bomber’s viewpoint and is based on his diaries kept through 1943, 1944 and 1945. Carlton Publications, UK, 1983. Through post to any UK address £9.00


Gallipoli Memories – Compton Mackenzie

“An eyewitness account of the tragic blunder redeemed only by the heroism of the troops involved” 1965 Panther Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.









GENERAL MARK CLARK One of the great World War II memoirs by a legendary American general in charge of operations in North Africa and Italy. General Mark W. Clark recounts his wartime exploits and tells the story of the battles in Tunisia and Italy with verve and attention to key detail. An unparalleled account by a great military leader. Mark Wayne Clark (May 1, 1896 – April 17, 1984) was a United States Army officer who saw service during World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. He was the youngest lieutenant general (three-star general) in the United States Army during World War II. During World War I, he was a company commander and served in France in 1918, as a 22-year old captain, where he was seriously wounded by shrapnel. After the war, the future U.S. Army Chief of Staff, General George Marshall, noticed Clark’s abilities. During World War II, he commanded the United States Fifth Army, and later the 15th Army Group, in the Italian campaign. He is known for leading the Fifth Army in its capture of Rome in June 1944. Clark has been heavily criticized for ignoring the orders of his superior officer, British General Sir Harold R. L. G. Alexander, and allowing the German 10th Army to slip away, in his drive to take Rome, the capital of Italy, a strategically unimportant city. The German 10th Army then joined with the rest of the German army group at the Trasimene Line. In March 1945, Clark, at the age of 48, became the youngest American officer ever to be promoted to the full rank of four star general. General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, a close friend of Clark’s, considered him a brilliant staff officer and trainer of men. Clark was awarded many medals, including the Distinguished Service Cross, the U.S. Army’s second highest award. A legacy of the “Clark task force” that he led in 1953-1955, which reviewed and made recommendations on all federal intelligence activities, is the coined term Intelligence Community.


Pile FrederickAck-AckPanther£10.00
Clark MarkCalculated RiskPanther£10.00
Butler & YoungMarshal Without GloryPanther£5.00
Rainier PeterPipeline to BattlePanther£5.00
Cliford GeorgeThe Happy HuntedPanther£10.00
Schmidt Heinz WernerWith Rommel in the DesertPanther£3.50

If you are interested in any of the above titles and want more information please let me know and I can either answer your questions, send a PayPal invoice or make any other arrangement. Note that the price shown above does not include shipping.

The Festival of Britain.

The Festival Pleasure Gardens

Guide to the Festival Pleasure Gardens Battersea Park

Undated but there is a Programme for June 1952 inserted. 36 pages approx. 10″ X 8″ vg but staples just showing signs of rust. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.


These 92 page hardback guides were published in 1951 for the Festival of Britain. I do have all 13 in stock at the more than reasonable price of £3.00 each. These are well illustrated and an interesting read. I have only photographed four of the guides as that gives a fair idea of what they look like  I have obviously included the most important one.

About Britain

Specify title or number Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.



Edward P Warner

Airplane Design – AERODYNAMICS – by Edward P Warner

A rebound First Edition published by McGraw-Hill Book Company in 1927 Posted to any UK address


Tuning for Speed (Motorcycles)

Published by Temple Press in 1951 this is the second Edition (first was in 1948). The author, P E Irving was both a successful rider and engineer. The book is about “tuning motorcycles for speed” well illustrated with some interesting adverts ( a passion of mine, period adverts that is, though I am aware of speed, I have done two courses to be aware of speed already and will shortly be doing a third).

The dust jacket is a tad on the scruffy side, but its existence is the reason that the boards are in such good condition, I just love the Lodge advert on the back cover.


Tuning for Speed 2nd Edition

Published by Temple Press in 1951 this is the second Edition (first was in 1948). The author, P E Irving was both a successful rider and engineer. The book is about “tuning motorcycles for speed” well illustrated with some interesting adverts. Through the post to any UK address £25.00



collage misc

Leo P Kelly – Mythmaster £2.50

Frank Belknap Long – Lest Earth be Conquered £4.00

Bruce Graeme – Public Enemy No. 1 – £5.00

Joseph Mitchell – McSorley’s Wonderful Saloon – £10.00

Murray Leinster – SOS from Three Worlds £2.50

Kartman & Brown – Disaster £2.00

DONT FORGET – I can search my database for that book you just have to own.

PROJECT MARS – Willey Lay & Wernher Von Braun

A very rare book in this format, not cheap in any format and some (appropriately) astronomical prices are quoted


I did find this review so thanks to stonewall;

5.0 out of 5 stars
Von Braun, frustrated space travellor.
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2010

Project Mars (the paperback version)is the most inspiring book ever written on space travel. Von Braun, having escaped from Nazi suppression and at last free to build his Mars ship, finds the “childish” Americans want to carry on the war and have little real interest in going to Mars. This book is the closest he gets to real space travel.
It is co-written by the science fiction writer Willy Ley, and includes an (unequalled but much imitated) history of Mars studies, a realistic enactment of a trip to Mars and (to show this amazing German actually knows what he is talking about!), full blueprints of the Mars ship, using engineering available at the time, and details of each manoevre required to go to the Red Planet and return. I read this book at ten-years-old; I read it over and over. You can see that all that Von Braun needed to get to Mars was a Government that shared his vision, and his scientific hunger. Each escape and entry hyperbola is drawn clearly; the proposed fuel (hydrazine), the method of landing and take-off… all crammed lovingly into a tiny book that I could afford to buy with tips from my paper run.
I put this book into a class library at a school I was teachibg at and (surprise!) it disappeared. Ever since, I have been trying to find it. I still remember the feeling that the colonisation of Mars was imminent. I still share the author’s disbelief that a great nation can find the time and money to invade four or five countries for no good reason, and yet begrudge the pennies needed to embark on its greatest enterprize. Maybe Tolkien is right and Man’s loud and proud boasting will, in the end, come to nothing. This is a story that might have been..

Project to Mars

Neither Amazon or ABE have copies at the moment of this edition. My copy is complete and tight but obviously not new vg- if you are technically minded. I am asking £10.00 for it.

WE ARE SOLDIERS – Danny Danziger

OUR HEROES. THEIR STORIES. REAL LIFE ON THE FRONT LINE. Interviews of the soldiers who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Falkland Islands, Bosnia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.

Danny Danziger 043First Edition hard Back £5.00

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