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The Iron Cage, Cawthorne, Nigel
1 Cawthorne, Nigel The Iron Cage
London Fourth Estate Limited 1993 1857021010 / 9781857021011 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelf wear, notes in ink on front flap at bottom. ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.21 X 6.06 X 1.42 inches; 310 pages; "A staggering 30,000 British prisoners of war "liberated" from German POW camps by the Soviets at the end of World War II were never returned home. In investigating the fate of victims of the Cold War, Nigel Cawthorne travelled to Siberia to follow their trail." 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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2 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 CDN
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Waiting for Hitler ; Voices from Britain on the Brink of Invasion, Gillies , Midge
3 Gillies , Midge Waiting for Hitler ; Voices from Britain on the Brink of Invasion
London Hodder & Stoughton 2006 0340837985 / 9780340837986 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by B&W Plates 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9.29 X 5.91 X 1.57 inches; 368 pages; "In late summer 1940, Hitler told his army to prepare to invade England. The nation waited, breathless with tension, for the Nazi threat to become real.Acclaimed author Midge Gillies gathers together the personal accounts of those who still remember this time, with written sources from contemporary press reports, to diaries and letters, to illustrate and recreate the fear, suspense and even excitement of living in England in the shadow of the Nazis. A pair of sisters, determined that life should go on as normally as possible, carry on swimming and playing tennis - only to find themselves under suspicion of being sympathisers because of their seemingly carefree attitude. A group of former poachers and gamekeepers huddle in a woodland hideout, newly trained and prepared to blow up bridges and slit German throats. Citizens hide their most treasured possessions from the Nazis in biscuit tins, or bury them in graveyards.Over the weekend of September 7th, the code word for high alert flashed round the country, and with tensions at their height many assumed it to mean that the Nazis had already landed.Sunday September 8th was declared a National Day of Prayer - and seemed to many to be the beginning of the end." 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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March Past; a Memoir, Lovat, Lord
4 Lovat, Lord March Past; a Memoir
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1979 0297774565 / 9780297774563 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.21 X 6.54 X 1.50 inches; 399 pages; A memoir of his military experiences by Lovat, including the D-Day landing (one of the featured sequences of the film 'The Longest Day' is Lord Lovat leading his troops along the beach at Normandy with bagpipes playing behind him). "Lord Lovat is well known for his gallantry and legendary exploits as a commando leader during WWII. A brilliant strategist, his outstanding courage and resourcefulness are part of his Fraser inheritance - much of his life has been devoted to the development of his Highland estates and to his role as the 24th Chief of Clan Fraser of Lovat." 
Price: 65.00 CDN
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Out of Harm's Way  The Wartime Evacuation of Children from Britain, Mann, Jessica
5 Mann, Jessica Out of Harm's Way The Wartime Evacuation of Children from Britain
London Headline Book Publishing 2005 0755311388 / 9780755311385 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.21 X 6.14 X 1.50 inches; 342 pages; "In June 1940, Britain expected enemy invasion. Despite Churchill's determination to fight on the beaches, many parents made desperate efforts to send their children abroad to safety. Thousands left for America, Canada, Australia, and other distant countries. In this revealing new book, Jessica Mann, herself a wartime evacuee, looks at the experiences of those who were sent away to a foreign land, including their dangerous journeys across U-boat-ridden oceans, and asks how they coped with being away, and how they found life back in the UK on their return. Drawing on extensive original research and memories of many former evacuees, including Elizabeth Taylor and Shirley Williams, Jessica Mann builds up a moving portrait of a lost generation." 
Price: 14.95 CDN
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Time at War  A Memoir, Mosley, Nicholas
6 Mosley, Nicholas Time at War A Memoir
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2006 029785240X / 9780297852407 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only light wear to book & dustjacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 7.80 X 5.28 X 1.10 inches; 180 pages; "Nicholas Mosley, son of Oswald Mosley and his first wife, is an admired novelist, most famous for ACCIDENT, filmed by Joseph Losey from a Harold Pinter screenplay and starring Dirk Bogarde. Although he has previously published an autobiography, Nicholas Mosley has hitherto avoided writing about his WWII experience, in which his tangled relationship with his father, Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of the British fascist movement, plays a major part. TIME AT WAR shows Mosley coming of age as a young officer in the forcing house of war and being despatched as part of the Rifle Brigade to join the allies as they fight their way up Italy. At one point he ignominiously loses most of his platoon. Eventually he leads his men to capture a strategic farmhouse not far from Monte Cassino and wins the MC. Mosley gives his account against the backdrop of being the son of Britain's fascist leader who was imprisoned with his second wife (Diana, one of the Mitford sisters) in Brixton jail not long after the outbreak of war. What would have happened if Nicholas had been captured by the Germans and then identified? In fact at one point in the Italian campaign this happens. How he survives demonstrates that fact can sometimes be more bizarre than fiction. TIME AT WAR is both an absorbing war memoir and intriguing account of a relationship unlike any other in WWII. How do you live your life when Britain is fighting the axis powers when your father is the self-proclaimed British fascist leader?" 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Boy in the Blitz, Perry, Colin
7 Perry, Colin Boy in the Blitz
London Leo Cooper 1972 0850520851 / 9780850520859 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelfwear, with mild foxing of page edges. a little discoloration top edge of dustjacket ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; 8.43 X 5.67 X 1.18 inches; 220 pages; "Colin Albert Perry was born in 1922, in Camberwell. At fourteen, he left school to start work as an office boy with a paper merchant, for fourteen shillings a week. In June 1940, he decided to start a diary, ending in November when he joined the Merchant Navy as a ship's writer. This is Colin's diary, published just as he wrote it. Revealing the psychology of adolescence in unforgettable times, these are the youthful, untrained outpourings of a proud and totally insignificant Londoner. BOY IN THE BLITZ is an amazingly insightful account of both the traumatic experiences and the everyday happenings of an eighteen-year-old in the 1940s." 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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British Foreign Policy During World War II, TRUKHANOVSKY, V.
8 TRUKHANOVSKY, V. British Foreign Policy During World War II
Moscow Progress Publishers 1970 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Water damage to bottom of DJ & book (no mustiness), corners a little bumped, some scuffing of DJ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar 
Price: 58.50 CDN
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Sussex, UK Naval & Military Press 2006 1847342647 / 9781847342645 Facsimile Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 8.66 X 5.59 X 0.71 inches; 112 pages; A reprint of accounts of the actions of the North Irish Horse in North Africa and Italy in WWII 
Price: 34.95 CDN
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