First published 1947 – Paper
Posted to any UK Map location
Sheet 22 Reprint of first one-inch OS Map – Doncaster and Wakefield
As it says in title
Through the post to UK address
The RAC County Road Map and Gazetteer – Number 27 – Central Scotland
Undated but I think 1930. 104 pages, coloured maps, Gazetteer with many photographs and line drawings plus some fantastic period adverts. Staples starting to rust, middle pages loose.
Through the post to any UK address
Ordnance Survey 1925 Sheet 13
Contoured Road Map of KIRKBY STEPHEN and APPLEBY – Popular Edition Price 2/6 Scale One Inch to One Mile.
Price includes UK Postage
2 Motoring and Hiking and 2 Motoring and Touring Maps LL,EE,L,H
Undated but I would guess mid 30’s covering South West and part of Wales.
All four including UK Postage £7.50
New War Map of the Western Front
Geographers’ Map Co., LTD.
The Only Map Showing the actual fighting are on a very large scale. 3 3/4miles to one inch.
Position of Maginot and Siegfried Lines. Price 6d each.
It seems expensive for WWI but it is undated with no indication that it is a reprint. Marks to the rear cover but the map is complete and clean.
I am not familiar with maps but this seems to hold some interest so I am asking £10.00
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
GENERAL MARK CLARK
GENERAL SIR FREDERICK PILE
BRIGADIER GEORGE CLIFTON
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.
For more information on any of these books (these are ones I have stock-checked recently) please contact me.
I have to mention one of these books in particular has it appears to be rare in any format. That is “The Valley of the Shadow by Hugh Oloff De Wet.
Oloff de Wet’s memoir as a British volunteer pilot during the Spanish Civil War, and considered one of the most descriptive and best accounts by a republican flier during the War. Oloff de Wet (1912-1975) was an RAF trained pilot who grounded out from an accident, worked as journalist and pilot in the Second Italo-Ethipian War (Second Italo-Abyssiann War), and after fighting in the Spanish Civil War, would later become a spy in Prague before World War II. He and his wife were captured and tortured by the Gestapo, and his experiences would later be published as The Valley of the Shadow, Death Row. After his release in April, 1945 from a Nazi prison, he returned to London where as a portrait sculpture, he executed busts of Ezra Pound, Edmund Blunden, John Cowper Powys, Dylan Thomas, Robert Graves, and others.
I also would like to mention that Tunnelling to Freedom is a Reginald Head ( Cy Webb) cover.
From the title you wouldn’t know what was missing from the title, that is, “in the Second World War. The book has some superb evocative illustrations (though I have to admit not “Macabre”, I slipped that in as I don’t think they covered all bases). This is aptly, a leather bound copy, previously owned by WL Ingle Ltd Leeds. Printed by Batsford, undated but I think it was published in 1946, that makes sense with the contents.
I am offering this copy for £2.50 (Macabre thrown in free)