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A Handful of Rice, Allister, William
1 Allister, William A Handful of Rice
London Secker & Warburg 1961 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Price clipped dust jacket shows some edge wear, short tears ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages; Allister, a young Canadian soldier was captured by the Japanese at the end of the battle for Hong Kong in the hectic days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Christmas Day 1941. A group of soldiers was shipped to Japan in 1943 and used as slave labor, finally to be freed after the dropping of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 
Price: 19.95 CDN
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No Prouder Place  Canadians and the Bomber Command Experience, 1939-1945, Bashow, David
2 Bashow, David No Prouder Place Canadians and the Bomber Command Experience, 1939-1945
St. Catharines, ON Vanwell Publishing Ltd. 2005 1551250985 / 9781551250984 First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
DJ and spine of book have a 1/2" tear. Lengthy gift notation on FFEP. The damage to the spine makes this a reading copy. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 9.20 X 7.40 X 1.90 inches; 544 pages; "The Allied bombing of the Third Reich and its allies was part of Britain’s overall war strategy to take the offensive to the enemy. It created a “second front” that bled off resources from the enemy’s Soviet campaign, involving massive amounts of manpower and material just to address the threat. It also dealt telling blows to Germany’s economic and industrial infrastructure, forcing decentralization of its war industries. Finally, it paved the way, through destruction of the enemy air defenses, oil resources, and transportation networks, for a successful invasion of Germany through Northwest Europe in 1944. No Prouder Place provides a fresh and objective look at the bombing campaign by emphasizing the highly significant role it played in defeating the Axis powers. It is a story of sustained courage in the face of daunting odds as well as a celebration of the Canadian aircrew experience and its place in wartime Bomber Command. The text contains scores of original recollections from the veterans themselves, interwoven with material from primary, archival and secondary sources. It is illustrated with original artwork by Ron Lowry including color side profiles of selected Bomber Command (from RCAF units) and Luftwaffe aircraft." 
Price: 19.50 CDN
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Second World War Memories, Bowman, Phylis
3 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 CDN
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Excuse Us! Herr Schicklgruber, Chadderton, H. Clifford
4 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 CDN
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Their Names Live On  Remembering Saskatchewan's Fallen in World War II, Chisholm, Doug
5 Chisholm, Doug Their Names Live On Remembering Saskatchewan's Fallen in World War II
Regina, SK Canadian Plains Research Center 2001 0889771219 / 9780889771215 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Gift inscription on front fly leaf page.; A bright, solid book.; B&W and colour illustrations; 9.90 X 8.50 X 0.90 inches; 250 pages; "In World War II, some 91,000 Saskatchewan men nearly 10% of the total provincial population joined various branches of the armed forces. Of these, more than 3,800 never returned. Following the end of the war, the government of Saskatchewan designated geographic features, such as lakes, islands, and bays, as a permanent testimonial to those who had made the supreme sacrifice. Since 1997, pilot and photographer Doug Chisholm has undertaken the task of photographing from the air the thousands of sites named for these fallen young men. A selection of his photographs is presented in this volume, together with stories by Gerald Hill based on interviews conducted with friends and family members who remember the lives of these men. Also included in this volume is a comprehensive list of Saskatchewan?s fallen and the sites named in honour of them." 
Price: 24.95 CDN
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Hard-Won Victory  The Canadians at Ortona, 1943, Christie, N. M.
6 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 CDN
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Homefront & Battlefront  Nelson BC in World War II, Crooks, Sylvia
7 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 CDN
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Injustice Served ; The Story of British Columbia's Italian Enemy Aliens During World War II/ Ingiustizia è Fatta ; Storia Degli Stranieri Nemici Italiani Della Columbia Britannica nel Corso Della Seconda Guerra Mondiale, Culos, Raymond
8 Culos, Raymond Injustice Served ; The Story of British Columbia's Italian Enemy Aliens During World War II/ Ingiustizia è Fatta ; Storia Degli Stranieri Nemici Italiani Della Columbia Britannica nel Corso Della Seconda Guerra Mondiale
Montreal Cusmano Books 2012 0980970083 / 9780980970081 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Some edge wear head and tail of spine, front flap creased. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. Text in double columns in English and Italian. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 216 pages 
Price: 39.95 CDN
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50 Years After, Gardam, John
9 Gardam, John 50 Years After
Burnstown ON General Store Publishing House 1990 0919431410 / 9780919431416 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Previous owners name in ink on title page. Light edge wear to covers. ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 6 X 0.50 inches; 142 pages; A powerful anthology of stories of young Canadian men and women who willingly participated when called upon by their country. 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Bloody Buron  Canada's D-Day + 1, Gilbert, John
10 Gilbert, John Bloody Buron Canada's D-Day + 1
Surrey, England Gargunnock Books 2004 0973561416 / 9780973561418 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Only light wear to card covers; A bright, solid book.; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8.82 X 5.98 X 0.55 inches; 192 pages; An analysis of the chaos that enveloped the Canadian troops when they attempted to take their objective, the airfield west of Caen the day after D-Day. Instead they were ambushed by the 12 SS Panzer division in the French village of Buron. 
Price: 22.50 CDN
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First Steps To Tokyo The Royal Canadian Air Force in the Aleutians, Griffin, D. F.
11 Griffin, D. F. First Steps To Tokyo The Royal Canadian Air Force in the Aleutians
Toronto J. M. Dent & Sons (Canada) Ltd. 1944 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Jacket art by Sgt Donald Anderson RCAF 
DJ shows shelf wear with short tears & light chipping, some soiling. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Photos of personel and aircraft throughout. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 50 pages; There were RCAF squadrons stationed in the Aleutian Islands to guard against Japanese raids starting in June 1942 before the US was up to strength. 
Price: 39.95 CDN
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A Soldiers View The Personal Photographs of Canadians at War 1939-1945, Heathcote, Blake
12 Heathcote, Blake A Soldiers View The Personal Photographs of Canadians at War 1939-1945
Toronto Doubleday Canada, Limited 2005 0385660006 / 9780385660006 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.10 X 7.10 X 0.90 inches; 324 pages; Heathcote traveled the country interviewing Canadian WWII veterans and with the photos he received from them he put together a memorial in pictures. In this book he honours all the branches of the Canadian armed forces who served in WWII. 
Price: 19.95 CDN
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Sailors, Slackers and Blind Pigs  Halifax at War, Kimber, Stephen
13 Kimber, Stephen Sailors, Slackers and Blind Pigs Halifax at War
Toronto Doubleday Canada 2002 038525993X / 9780385259934 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only slight edge wear, previous owner's name on front pastedown. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8.40 X 5.50 X 1.20 inches; 352 pages; The untold story of how war transformed the city of Halifax.Stephen Kimber recreates life in Halifax during the Second World War, a city transformed by the influx of military and civilian personnel serving the war effort. "Poorly governed and corrupt, the city erupted at the end of the war in Europe in the infamous V-E Day riots of May 1945.Halifax was the only Canadian city directly caught up in the drama, danger, death, and disaster of our last “good” war. Through the eyes and experiences of the people who lived it -- sailors, slackers (civilians), prohibitionists, spies, profiteers, and just plain local folk -- Stephen Kimber brings this extraordinary period of history to life. From an initial outpouring of imperial patriotism and local paternalism to the final Bacchanalian orgy of booze, looting, dancing in the streets, public fornication and general mayhem, this is the true, untold story of how a city changed a war, and a war changed a city.Drawing on primary sources ranging from local government and military archives to personal diaries, Kimber recreates life in Halifax during the Second World War so convincingly that readers will feel that they have journeyed back in time to meet some of the most colourful characters ever encountered in a history book." 
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Canada's War Grooms And The Girls Who Stole Their Hearts, Kozar, Judy
14 Kozar, Judy Canada's War Grooms And The Girls Who Stole Their Hearts
Renfrew ON General Store Publishing House 2007 1897113692 / 9781897113691 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Only slight wear.; Appears unread, signed by author on front fly leaf, promotional bookmark for the book laid in. ; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 6.30 X 0.60 inches; 198 pages; "Boy meets girl. It's a story that never grows old. Yet, occasionally, it gets a new twist, as in Canada's War Grooms and the Girls Who Stole Their Hearts. During World War II, thousands of servicemen came to Canada to train and, naturally, there were just as many local girls eager to meet them. The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan was the conduit for many of these young men, who would often find themselves stationed on remote bases across the country. Needless to say, the wide open spaces, harsh winters, and vast distances were a far cry from what they were used to "back home." Yet loneliness and foreignness soon gave way to love for many of these men, for Canada, as well as that "special girl." Through interviews and pictures, author Judy Kozar has gathered more than 40 of these wartime romances in a collection that will make you believe love truly does conquer all. "Finally! A book that tells the little known story of the Canadian war grooms of World War II." 
Price: 21.95 CDN
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Battlefields in the Air  Canadians in the Allied Bomber Command, McCaffery, Dan
15 McCaffery, Dan Battlefields in the Air Canadians in the Allied Bomber Command
Toronto Lorimer 1995 1550284916 / 9781550284911 1st Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Dust jacket shows some edge wear, front flap creased ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.32 X 6.29 X 0.65 inches; 196 pages; "Did the Allied bombing of Germany in World War Two needlessly brutalize and decimate a terrified civilian population? Or was it necessary to force the end of the most destructive conflict in history? Dan McCaffery seeks answers to these questions on both sides of the bombsights.The importance of the bomber command to the Allied victory has always been hotly debated. In Battlefields in the Air, McCaffery sets out to examine the role that bomber command played and to decide if Arthur Harris's strategy of area bombing was central or incidental to the Allied victory.Beginning with the Allies' early losses, the author describes how their position improved dramatically under the leadership of Harris. He discusses the bombing of the Ruhr dams, the raids on Hamburg, Berlin, Nuremberg, and Dresden, and he looks at the devastating effect that these campaigns had on the Germans.Relying on a wide range of sources, including interviews with Allied pilots and eyewitness civilian accounts, Battlefields in the Air offers a fascinating look at a dramatic chapter in World War Two." 
Price: 13.50 CDN
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We Were There; The Army - #6 A Record for Canada, Portugal, Jean E.
16 Portugal, Jean E. We Were There; The Army - #6 A Record for Canada
Shelburne, ON The Royal Canadian Military Institute 1998 1552460509 / 9781552460504 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelf wear, scuffing, creased across top edge because the dustjacket is too tall for the book ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; We Were There - Volume 6; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 463+ pages; This is number 6 of 7 volumes dealing with the Canadian armed forces during WWII, one devoted to the Navy, five to the various facets of the Army and one to the RCAF. This volume covers the various support units involved during the D Day operation. It includes sections on the Engineers, the General Staff, the Service Corps, the Signal Corps and a large portion devoted to the Rifle Cops of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and the Royal Regina Rifles. Many personal accounts bring this book to life. 
Price: 99.95 CDN
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Karizumai; A Guide to Japanese Canadian Internment Sites, Reid, Linda Kawamoto & Beth Carter
17 Reid, Linda Kawamoto & Beth Carter Karizumai; A Guide to Japanese Canadian Internment Sites
Burnaby, BC Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre 2012 0973091355 / 9780973091359 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 51 pages; This booklet was produced in honour of the 70th anniversary of the entry of Japan into WWII. In British Columbia many internment camps were set up away from the coastal areas. This is a guide to those camps, giving a brief history of each site along with maps. 
Price: 34.95 CDN
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D-Day  The Canadians and the Normandy Landings June 1944, Roy, Reginald H
18 Roy, Reginald H D-Day The Canadians and the Normandy Landings June 1944
Ottawa CEF Books 2001 1896979386 / 9781896979380 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 
Slight wear to extremities.; A bright, solid book. As new. ; Trade PB; Access to History #6; B&W and colour photographs, drawings, maps; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.20 inches; 42 pages 
Price: 10.00 CDN
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In This Sign, Steven, Walter T.
19 Steven, Walter T. In This Sign
Toronto The Ryerson Press 1948 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
DJ shows heavy shelf wear, with tears and chipping, torn own front spine, tape repaired tear front panel. Previous owner's name in FFEP along with owner's bookplate. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Dust jacket stabilized in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 182 pages; This history of the Canadian Army Chaplain Service looks briefly at WWI but mainly deals with its history since 1939. Areas covered are the period of waiting in England before Canadian troops were deployed, the raids, the Mediterranean, D-Day and its aftermath. 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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The Future is Ours... Not Hitler's - Second and Third Series, Templeton, R.J.
20 Templeton, R.J. The Future is Ours... Not Hitler's - Second and Third Series
Vancouver BC Vancouver Breweries Limited 1942 First Edition Stapled wraps Very Good 
Covers show shelf wear with some staining, small tears. Previous owner's name on title page. ; A tight solid book, green paper covers. ; Unpaginated pages; At a low point for the Allies early in WWII, an agreement was made whereby Vancouver Breweries Ltd donated their advertising budget to have a series of 26 articles appear in a Vancouver newspaper - articles which educated the general public about the dire situation Britain and her allies faced and the part Canada played. This first series which appeared June 15th to December 11th 1940 was so well received that it was bound in booklet form and distributed to interested readers. A second and third series was written between February 1941 and February 1942. This book contains the second and third series of articles. 
Price: 75.00 CDN
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