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Time Magazine October - December 1945; Vol. XLVI - Numbers. 14-27
1 Time Magazine October - December 1945; Vol. XLVI - Numbers. 14-27
New York Time Magazine 1945 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket Illustrated by B&W and Color Illustrations 
Light wear to the green cloth covered boards and the spine labels, some water damage to to magazine covers. Pages tanned ; A tight solid book. Green cloth covered boards with red and black spine labels. This is the bound collected edition containing issues from October to December 1945 ; 1.5 x 10.6 x 8 Inches; World War II is over and the participants start the healing process. Time Magazine gives us a view into the lives of the rich & powerful as well as those of average men & women. Colorful magazine covers and advertising included 
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The Jungle War  Mavericks, Marauders, and Madmen in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II, Astor, Gerald
2 Astor, Gerald The Jungle War Mavericks, Marauders, and Madmen in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II
New Jersey John Wiley & Sons 2004 0471273937 / 9780471273936 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Bottom for corner lightly bumped. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 9.30 X 6.20 X 1.50 inches; 392 pages 
Price: 14.50 USD
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RAF Liberator over the Eastern Front  A Bomb Aimer's Second World War and Cold War Story, Auton, Jim
3 Auton, Jim RAF Liberator over the Eastern Front A Bomb Aimer's Second World War and Cold War Story
Yorkshire, England Pen and Sword 2008 1844157296 / 9781844157297 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
As new, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9.29 X 6.30 X 1.10 inches; 224 pages; "Jim Auton was posted to 178 Squadron who were operating ex-U.S.A.A.F., war-weary Liberator heavy bombers. This squadron he was based in Foggia in Italy, living under canvas without the barest of military or personal necessities. The duration of a tour at that time was 40 front-line operations over such dangerous targets as Ploesti and the Danube – few in the squadron felt they could survive since the casualty rate was so high. Then came his part in the desperate attempts to supply the besieged city of Warsaw when the Liberators were ordered to fly in at 500 feet, at their lowest speed and with flaps and undercarriage down, to drop desperately needed ammunition and supplies. All this through a hail of both German and Russian gunfire. On his 37th sortie Jim, aged twenty, was severely wounded when he was hit by Flak whilst is in his bomb-aimer’s position in the aircraft’s nose." 
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A Wilderness of Days  An artist's experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany, Bates, Maxwell
4 Bates, Maxwell A Wilderness of Days An artist's experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany
Victoria, BC Sono Nis Press 1978 0919462561 / 9780919462564 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Maxwell Bates drawings 
Only light wear to book and DJ, 1" tear front fore edge of DJ. ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 133 pages; "The Canadian painter Maxwell bates is on of the few men who experienced and survived both the infamous 'long march' of prisoners of Allied prisoners into Germany at the fall of France and the equally notorious march out of Germany before the advancing Allied troops in 1945." The artist could not resist illustrating the hardships of life as a prisoner of war with often humourous drawings. Twenty-six of these are scattered throughout the book. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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Ardennes 1944 Hitler's Last Gamble, Beevor, Antony
5 Beevor, Antony Ardennes 1944 Hitler's Last Gamble
Great Britain Viking/Penguin 2015 0670918644 / 9780670918645 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. This is the British edition. ; B&W Photographs; 9.29 X 6.38 X 1.81 inches; 451 pages; "On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched his ‘last gamble’ in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes in Belgium, believing he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp and forcing the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back.The allies, taken by surprise, found themselves fighting two panzer armies. Belgian civilians abandoned their homes, justifiably afraid of German revenge. Panic spread even to Paris. While some American soldiers, overwhelmed by the German onslaught, fled or surrendered, others held on heroically, creating breakwaters which slowed the German advance. The harsh winter conditions and the savagery of the battle became comparable to the Eastern Front. In fact the Ardennes became the Western Front’s counterpart to Stalingrad. There was terrible ferocity on both sides, driven by desperation and revenge, in which the normal rules of combat were breached. The Ardennes—involving more than a million men—would prove to be the battle which finally broke the back of the Wehrmacht. " 
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Vaarwel, Tot Betere Tijden! Documentaire over de ondergang van Nederlands-Indië, Bijkerk, J.C.
6 Bijkerk, J.C. Vaarwel, Tot Betere Tijden! Documentaire over de ondergang van Nederlands-Indië
Franeker NL T. Wever 1974 9061352088 / 9789061352082 1st Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Extremities lightly bumped; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. Appears unread. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 283 pages; "Farewell, Until Better Times! Documentary about the downfall of the Dutch East Indies" is the translation of the title from Dutch. Op 8 maart 1942 besloot Bert Garthoff de uitzendingen van de NIROM via een noodzender te Bandoeng met de dramatische worden: "Wij sluiten nu. Vaarwel, tot betere Tijden. Leve de Köningin!" Diezelfde dag vond in een onderofficierswoning op het door de Japanners veroverde, vliegveld Kalidjati, 50 km ten noorden van Bandoeng, een ontmoeting plaats tussen de laatste G.G. van Nederlands-Indië en de Japanse Lt General, welke een keerpunt betekende in de geschiedenis van dit grote eilandenrijk, dat meer dan drie eeuwen met Nederland verbonden was geweest." 
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The Guns of Normandy  A Soldier's Eye View, France 1944, Blackburn, George
7 Blackburn, George The Guns of Normandy A Soldier's Eye View, France 1944
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1995 0771015003 / 9780771015007 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows very light shelf wear. Light shelf soil to bottom page edges ; A bright, solid book, DJ is crisp and clean, in protective mylar cover. ; 9.10 X 6.10 X 2 inches; 511 pages; "In the weeks after D-Day, the level of artillery action in Normandy was unprecedented. In what was a relatively small area, both sides bombarded each other relentlessly for three months, each trying to overwhelm the other by sheer fire power.The Guns of Normandy puts the reader in the front lines of this horrific battle. In the most graphic and authentic detail, it brings to life every aspect of a soldier’s existence, from the mortal terror of impending destruction, to the unending fatigue, to the giddy exhilaration at finding oneself still, inexplicably, alive.The story of this crucial battle opens in England, as the 4th Field Regiment receives news that something big is happening in France and that after long years of training they are finally going into action. The troop ships set out from besieged London and arrive at the D-Day beaches in the appalling aftermath of the landing.What follows is the most harrowing and realistic account of what it is like to be in action, as the very lead man in the attack: an artillery observer calling in fire on enemy positions. The story unfolds in the present tense, giving the uncomfortably real sense that “You are here.”The conditions under which the troops had to exist were horrific. There was near-constant terror of being hit by incoming shells; prolonged lack of sleep; boredom; weakness from dysentery; sudden and gruesome deaths of close friends; and severe physical privation and mental anguish. And in the face of all this, men were called upon to perform heroic acts of bravery and they did." 
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Heaven Next Stop Impressions of a German Fighter Pilot, Bloemertz, Gunther
8 Bloemertz, Gunther Heaven Next Stop Impressions of a German Fighter Pilot
London William Kimber and Co. Ltd. 1968 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Boards show light edge wear. ; A bright, solid book. Decorative glossy paper covered boards. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 189 pages; From the back cover: "These are the personal experiences of a fighter pilot in the German Air Force in North-West France and Belgium from 1940 to 1945. Against the background of a Germany at first victorious and gradually becoming conscious of defeat, Gunther Bloemertz tells the story of his squadron." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Second World War Memories, Bowman, Phylis
9 Bowman, Phylis Second World War Memories
Prince Rupert, BC Self Published 1987 0969090188 / 9780969090182 Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Signed by Bowman on the title page. A bright, solid book. White card covers with red and blue design, stapled wraps ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 84 pages; Memories of how the war affected Canadian servicemen at home 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Flags of Our Fathers, Bradley, James & Ron Powers
10 Bradley, James & Ron Powers Flags of Our Fathers
New York Bantam 2000 0553111337 / 9780553111330 First Edition; Fifth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9.10 X 5.80 X 1 inches; 384 pages; "In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima—and into history. Through a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire that left the beaches strewn with comrades, they battled to the island's highest peak. And after climbing through a landscape of hell itself, they raised a flag.Now the son of one of the flagraisers has written a powerful account of six very different young men who came together in a moment that will live forever.To his family, John Bradley never spoke of the photograph or the war. But after his death at age seventy, his family discovered closed boxes of letters and photos. In Flags of Our Fathers, James Bradley draws on those documents to retrace the lives of his father and the men of Easy Company. Following these men's paths to Iwo Jima, James Bradley has written a classic story of the heroic battle for the Pacific's most crucial island—an island riddled with Japanese tunnels and 22,000 fanatic defenders who would fight to the last man.But perhaps the most interesting part of the story is what happened after the victory. The men in the photo—three were killed during the battle—were proclaimed heroes and flown home, to become reluctant symbols. For two of them, the adulation was shattering. Only James Bradley's father truly survived, displaying no copy of the famous photograph in his home, telling his son only: "The real heroes of Iwo Jima were the guys who didn't come back."" 
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Excuse Us! Herr Schicklgruber, Chadderton, H. Clifford
11 Chadderton, H. Clifford Excuse Us! Herr Schicklgruber
Ottawa War Amputations of Canada 2004 0973512024 / 9780973512021 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Covers have light shelfwear. Previous owner's stamp on front fly. ; A sticker with author's signature on inside of front card cover. Publisher's information sheet laid inA bright, solid book.; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 184 pages; "A memoir of an officer who commanded an infantry company of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles (Canadian Army) in Normandy. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Excuse Us! Herr Schicklgruber, Chadderton, H. Clifford
12 Chadderton, H. Clifford Excuse Us! Herr Schicklgruber
Ottawa War Amputations of Canada 2004 0973512024 / 9780973512021 First Edition Paperback Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Covers have light shelfwear, corner curl and light scuffing.; A bright, solid book.; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 184 pages; "A memoir of an officer who commanded an infantry company of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles (Canadian Army) in Normandy. 
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Wellington Wings  An RAF Intelligence Officer in the Western Desert, Chappell, F. R.
13 Chappell, F. R. Wellington Wings An RAF Intelligence Officer in the Western Desert
Great Britain Crecy Publishing Limited 1998 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Light edge wear to dust jacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9.21 X 6.14 X 1.10 inches; 282 pages; Based on the diaries of the 205 Group intelligence officer who paints a realistic picture of the desert atmosphere. Revealing the tension during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, debriefings, accidents and sandstorms he portrays, depict vividly the effects of war on individuals. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Hard-Won Victory  The Canadians at Ortona, 1943, Christie, N. M.
14 Christie, N. M. Hard-Won Victory The Canadians at Ortona, 1943
Ottawa CEF Books 2001 1896979408 / 9781896979403 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 
Slight wear to extremities.; A bright, solid book.; Trade PB; Access to History #7; B&W and colour photographs, drawings, maps; 7.80 X 5.12 X 1 inches; 42 pages 
Price: 10.95 USD
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The Forgotten War  A Pictorial History of World War II in Alaska and Northwestern Canada, Vol. 1, Cohen, Stan B.
15 Cohen, Stan B. The Forgotten War A Pictorial History of World War II in Alaska and Northwestern Canada, Vol. 1
Missoula, Montana Pictorial Histories Publishing Co. 1983 0933126131 / 9780933126138 Fifth Edition Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Minor light creasing to card covers.; Signed by the author on the title page. A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 260 pages; "From the introduction by the author: "In most combat theaters of the Second World War the combatants had to fight only each other. In Alaska and northwestern Canada, however, they also did battle with the weather, the wilderness and boredom. This remote territory was probably the war's least known and least publicized combat zone. Most of those who served there had never seen anything like it before, now would they ever want to see it again....... I have tried to tell the story of the war through pictures, supplemented by enough text to provide an overall view...."" 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Nagasaki, Collie, Craig
16 Collie, Craig Nagasaki
London Portobello Books Ltd 2012 1846274419 / 9781846274411 1st Thus Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
As new.; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 9.29 X 6.38 X 1.34 inches; 338 pages; "Using contemporary diaries and letters, mainly translated from Japanese, we follow a group of Nagasaki residents from the early morning of the day of the bombing of Hiroshima to midnight on the day of the second bombing in NagasakiIn a compelling narrative based on eyewitness accounts, contemporary diaries, letters, and interviews, Craig Collie collects the stories of the many levels of devastation suffered on that fateful day in Nagasaki. The war was coming to an end at last. The people of Nagasaki knew this as they desperately tried to survive each day's shortages of food and warmth—ordinary people going about their lives as normally as they could manage. " 
Price: 14.50 USD
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17 Collier, Richard The City That Wouldn't Die; London, May 10-11, 1941
London Collins 1959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Price clipped DJ has several tears, creases, small loss top DJ spine. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar, hinges intact.; B&W Photographs; 256 pages; This is a balanced account of the massive bombing attack on London from the perspectives of both British and German authorities. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Second World War  A Military History, Corrigan, Gordon
18 Corrigan, Gordon The Second World War A Military History
New York Thomas Dunne Books 2011 0312577095 / 9780312577094 First US Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 9.30 X 6.20 X 2 inches; 620 pages; A landmark reassessment of World War II that reconsiders the immense six-year conflict under the lens of the many separate campaigns fought in Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean. A definitive single-volume military history of World War II, The Second World War reveals the vastly diverse ways in which each campaign was waged against very different enemies who rarely, if ever, coordinated their efforts. Corrigan, who has developed a scholarly reputation of challenging long-held historical assumptions, examines the agendas of the warring nations and offers fresh and vivid interpretations of how the war was fought and how it was won. In particular, the author dispels myths regarding the effectiveness of the American and British war efforts and brings the contributions of the Russian armies to the forefront. Vast in vision and epic in scope, The Second World War will change forever the way we think about the titanic conflicts that decided the shape of the modern world. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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My Life With The Samurai How I Survived Japanese Death Camps, Cowling, Anthony
19 Cowling, Anthony My Life With The Samurai How I Survived Japanese Death Camps
Kenthurst NSW, Australia Kangaroo Press PTY Ltd. 2003 0864178123 / 9780864178121 Third Printing Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Only slight wear ; Signed by author on the title page. A bright, solid book.; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 244 pages; The author's personal account of his imprisonment by the Japanese during World War II. He is one of the few survivors of the death camps at Haruku, Ambon and Muna in the South Pacific. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Homefront & Battlefront  Nelson BC in World War II, Crooks, Sylvia
20 Crooks, Sylvia Homefront & Battlefront Nelson BC in World War II
Vancouver BC Granville Island Publishing 2005 1894694384 / 9781894694384 Paperback Good+ 
Some creasing and edge wear of glossy pictorial card covers. Library stamp top front fly leaf, book sale stamp top page edges ; A tight solid book. ; Ex-Library; B&W Photographs; 8.82 X 5.98 X 0.71 inches; 228 pages; "Homefront & Battlefront: Nelson BC in World War II by Sylvia Crooks chronicles the lives and deaths of courageous Canadians. It also tells the inspiring story of how the citizens of Nelson of all ages, with help from surrounding communities, marshalled all their resources and devoted their civic life for six long years to help make victory possible. Their efforts prompted some to call Nelson “The Most Patriotic Town in B.C.” And, Nelson’s story highlights an important chapter of Canadian history—the invaluable contribution to the Allied war effort made by countless small Canadian communities across the country." This local history contains lists of the men who served, the casualties, the units they served in and ships they served on as well as an extensive bibliography 
Price: 12.50 USD
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