WORLD WAR II

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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.

£4.00

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

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN – August – October 1940. 36 page illustrated account published in 1941 by HMSO.

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

ALL THE ABOVE TITLES AVAILABLE FOR £2.50 in my shop.

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.

£6.50

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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.

£6.00

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Gallipoli – Alan Moorhead

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

£5.00

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.

£5.00

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.

£15.00

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.

£7.50

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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.

£5.00

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.

£5.00

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.

£5.00

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.

£4.00

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

£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.

£6.50

 

GENERAL MARK CLARK

GOERING

GENERAL SIR FREDERICK PILE

BRIGADIER GEORGE CLIFTON

PETER RAINIER

HEINZ WERNER SCHMIDT

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.

Stock

AutherTitlePublisherPrice
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.

Big Game Hunting

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.

£5.00

WILDEST AFRICA by C T Stoneham

Big Game Hunting by a Master of Gun and Pen”

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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.

£7.50

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.

Homeland Handbook – LINCOLN

Homeland Handbook – Lincoln

Published by J W Ruddock & Sons Lincoln. Undated but about 1922. (18cm by 12cm), 155pp + adverts. 2 plans, text illustrations. Original printed yellow card wrappers. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

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.

£5.00

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.

The Festival of Britain.

The Festival Pleasure Gardens
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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.

£5.00

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.

£5.00

AIRPLANE DESIGN – AERODYNAMICS by Edward P Warner

Edward P Warner
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Airplane Design – AERODYNAMICS – by Edward P Warner

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

£15.00

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.

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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

£25.00

STOCK CHECK – SERANDIP

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

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I did find this review so thanks to stonewall;

stonewallnz
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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