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Official History of the Canadian Medical Services 1939 - 1945, 2 Volume Set, Vol. 1  Organization and Campaigns. Vol. II: Clinical Subjects., (ed), C. C. J. Bond (Maps) W. R. Feasby
1 (ed), C. C. J. Bond (Maps) W. R. Feasby Official History of the Canadian Medical Services 1939 - 1945, 2 Volume Set, Vol. 1 Organization and Campaigns. Vol. II: Clinical Subjects.
Ottawa Edmond Cloutier, Queens' Printer and Controller of Stationery 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by fold-out maps 
Volume I has no dust jacket, the red coth covered boards, dated 1956, some shelf soil to page edges, top back corner bumped. Volume II, dated 1953, has chipped DJ, 1 inch tear bottom front panel and 2 inch tear top back panel. ; Fold-out maps in Vol. I and map endpapers appear undamaged, B&W and color illustrations in Vol II ; Color Illustrations 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Guns of Victory  A Soldier's Eve View, Belgium, Holland, and Germany, 1944-45, Blackburn, George
2 Blackburn, George The Guns of Victory A Soldier's Eve View, Belgium, Holland, and Germany, 1944-45
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1996 0771015011 / 9780771015014 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only light edgewear to dust jacket; Signed by the author on the title page. A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.80 inches; 520 pages; "For the Canadian Soldiers who lived through the momentous battle for Normandy in the summer of 1944, it was inconceivable that the conflict in Europe could continue for another eight long months. The war was won, they thought, and to win it they had been pushed to what seemed like the limits of endurance. But ahead lay not only an enemy with no thoughts of surrender, but also appalling battle conditions reminiscent of the legendary miseries of Passchendaele.This much-anticipated sequel to 'The Guns of Normandy' picks up where its critically acclaimed predecessor leaves off, and it continues in the same absorbing, startlingly vivid style. After the battle for Normandy, Blackburn’s 4th Field Regiment, with the rest of 1st Canadian Army, is called upon to pursue the enemy through the flooded Low Country, clearing the Scheldt estuary – a task equal to that of D-Day – and opening the port of Antwerp to allow for the huge influx of supplies necessary to press on against the German forces, now fighting with mounting desperation and ferocity.After enduring the worst winter in local memory, and spending yet another Christmas far from home, in the spring of 1945 the Canadians are thrust into the crucial Battle of the Rhineland, which will eventually allow Allied forces to plunge into the heart of the Reich.When victory comes, it is with no sense of triumph over a vanquished foe, but with the profoundest relief that this most terrible conflict in history is finally over.Told with Blackburn’s now trademark sense of drama and eye for detail, this story of the desperate struggle for Europe becomes as large as life. It should fully establish Blackburn as the author of an acknowledged classic on the Second World War." 
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Where the Hell Are the Guns?  A Soldier's View of the Anxious Years, 1939-44, Blackburn, George
3 Blackburn, George Where the Hell Are the Guns? A Soldier's View of the Anxious Years, 1939-44
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1997 0771015046 / 9780771015045 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only light wear.; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 1.7 x 9.2 x 6.1 Inches; 456 pages; In 'Where the Hell Are the Guns?', author George Blackburn returns to the early years of the Second World War. This volume – which completes Blackburn’s award-winning trilogy, extending its coverage to the entire war – brings wartime Canada and England to life in captivating, often comic, detail. With the skill of a novelist and the instincts of a seasoned reporter, this gifted storyteller traces the evolution of Canada’s 4th Field Regiment from a motley assortment of ill-equipped recruits to the cream of the Allied artillery, more than ready to distinguish itself in the maelstrom of the battle for Normandy. WWII comes to a generation of Canadians one sunny September weekend in 1939. It is a Canada woefully unprepared for conflict, and 4th Field Regiment is rapidly assembled from a grab-bag of volunteers from all walks of life – many of them mavericks and misfits from a depression-ravaged land. The regiment passes its first year in Canada in makeshift accommodation, including hastily converted stables and pigsties in the exhibition grounds of Ottawa & Toronto. For the first few months the soldiers must wear incomplete and moth-eaten uniforms from the Great War, and their early training is conducted using obsolete equipment or no equipment at all. One year into the war, the regiment arrives in England without weapons or vehicles, and a month later, with Britain moving toward the greatest crisis in her history, the regiment is finally equipped with guns – French ones with wooden wheels, dating from 1898. From these inauspicious beginnings, the regiment slowly evolves – with mishap and occasionally mayhem along the way – into a proud and polished regiment, which in 1942 is declared “the best field regiment in Britain.” By the time the Allied troops land on the beaches in Normandy, the boys of 4th Field are more than ready to go to war. 
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4 Blackburn, George Where the Hell Are the Guns? A Soldier's View of the Anxious Years, 1939-44
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1997 0771015046 / 9780771015045 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only light wear.; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 1.7 x 9.2 x 6.1 Inches; 456 pages; In 'Where the Hell Are the Guns?', author George Blackburn returns to the early years of the Second World War. This volume – which completes Blackburn’s award-winning trilogy, extending its coverage to the entire war – brings wartime Canada and England to life in captivating, often comic, detail. With the skill of a novelist and the instincts of a seasoned reporter, this gifted storyteller traces the evolution of Canada’s 4th Field Regiment from a motley assortment of ill-equipped recruits to the cream of the Allied artillery, more than ready to distinguish itself in the maelstrom of the battle for Normandy. WWII comes to a generation of Canadians one sunny September weekend in 1939. It is a Canada woefully unprepared for conflict, and 4th Field Regiment is rapidly assembled from a grab-bag of volunteers from all walks of life – many of them mavericks and misfits from a depression-ravaged land. The regiment passes its first year in Canada in makeshift accommodation, including hastily converted stables and pigsties in the exhibition grounds of Ottawa & Toronto. For the first few months the soldiers must wear incomplete and moth-eaten uniforms from the Great War, and their early training is conducted using obsolete equipment or no equipment at all. One year into the war, the regiment arrives in England without weapons or vehicles, and a month later, with Britain moving toward the greatest crisis in her history, the regiment is finally equipped with guns – French ones with wooden wheels, dating from 1898. From these inauspicious beginnings, the regiment slowly evolves – with mishap and occasionally mayhem along the way – into a proud and polished regiment, which in 1942 is declared “the best field regiment in Britain.” By the time the Allied troops land on the beaches in Normandy, the boys of 4th Field are more than ready to go to war. 
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Canadians Behind Enemy Lines  1939-1945, MacLaren, Roy
5 MacLaren, Roy Canadians Behind Enemy Lines 1939-1945
Vancouver BC University of British Columbia Press 1981 0774801476 / 9780774801478 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by B&W Plates 
Some edge wear to dust jacket, water mark along lower edge of black cloth covered boards, no evidence of water damage to pages. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 9.10 X 6.30 X 1.30 inches; 348 pages; "During the Second World War, almost one hundred Canadians served the Allied forces by passing as locals in occupied countries. At the behest of two British secret services, these men made language and custom their costumes. They risked their lives assisting resistance groups in sabotage and ambush missions or in smuggling Allied airmen out of occupied territories. Quiet heroes of the war, these bold Canadians helped to make the brutal and unrelenting warfare of the underground a potent weapon in the Allied arsenal. This is a study of unstinting personal courage in the face of overwhelming odds." 
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From Romance to Reality; the Story of Canadian WWII Brides, O'Hara, Peggy
6 O'Hara, Peggy From Romance to Reality; the Story of Canadian WWII Brides
Cobalt ON Highway Book Shop 1983 0889542856 / 9780889542853 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Boards show light wear, dustjacket shows some wear and light soil with short tears, creasing and chipping. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 311 pages; The author has gone to the source, interviewing a number of WWII war brides to find out how their experiences compare to her own. Many of them provided photos from that time. 
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Destined to Survive  A Dieppe Veteran's Story, Poolton, Jack A. &  Jayne Turvey Poolton
7 Poolton, Jack A. & Jayne Turvey Poolton Destined to Survive A Dieppe Veteran's Story
Toronto Dundurn Press 1998 155002311x / 9781550023114 First Edition; Second Printing Softcover Near Fine 
Only slight wear to card covers; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; 9 X 6.03 X 0.36 inches; 144 pages; Private Jack Poolton was among the Canadians landing at the disastrous raid on Dieppe. Fortunate to have survived, Jack was taken to a prisoner of war camp in Germany. In Destined to Survive: A Dieppe Veteran's Story, Jack Poolton relates the story of his training, capture, and experiences in the POW camp. We follow Jack's three escape attempts, and his subsequent punishment. And we share his elation when Jack and his fellow prisoners are liberated by American soldiers. Poolton and the other POWs never lost their desire to escape. Throughout the ordeal, Jack dreamed of one day celebrating the end of the war, and an allied victory. He eventually celebrated V-E Day in England.Written as a tribute to the fifty-fifth anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, Destined to Survive is an extraordinary contribution to Canadian military history. Poolton's honest prose reveals the emotions of a man devoted to King and country, and determined to survive at all costs. The gripping account brings the reader to a new understanding about soldiers, prisoners, and war. 
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