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We Went Where They Sent Us... and did as we were told (most of the time)

By: Bell, Gordon

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Lantzville, BC, Oolichan Books: 2000

Seller ID: 14995

ISBN: 0889821941

Condition: Very Good+

Only slight wear to card covers with french flaps ; A bright, solid book ; B&W Illustrations; 0.8 x 9.9 x 7.9 Inches; 292 pages; This remarkable book of untold WWII remembrances documents the vast contribution of Canadians, and re-emphasizes the meaning of Remembrance. This collection of stories is written by both veterans and those with strong connections to the War. The stories are marked with courage, poignancy and humour and give the reader new perspectives on the war--from not only Canadians, but those living in Europe during that tumultuous time. The book chronicles multi-dimension... View more info

TRUE CANADIAN WAR STORIES - from Legion Magazine

By: Dewar (editor), Jane

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Key Porter: 1989

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 11694

ISBN: 155267231X

Condition: Very Good+

Only slight wear to card covers ; A bright solid, book ; Trade PB; 310 pages View more info

A Time Apart; Letters of Love and War 1941-45

By: Egener, Fred & Norah

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Owen Sound ON, Ginger Press: 1995

Seller ID: 11087

ISBN: 092177334X

Condition: Near Fine

Only slight wear; A bright solid, book ; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages; This unusual book is based on letters written to and from a couple separated for over four years by the Second World War. Carefully packed away in an attic for over forty years, the letters have been exquisitely edited to reveal conditions both at the front and back home. A Time Apart is one of the very few books containing both "his" and "her" letters, and tells the poignant stories of a strong, vibrant couple separated by war. View more info

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The General Who Never Was

By: Galloway, Strome

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Belleville, ON, Mika Publishing Company: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15446

ISBN: 0919303544

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Dust jacket scuffed with some edge wear, some soil on back panel of DJ ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 294 pages; "Colonel Strome Galloway, who commanded the Guards' 4th Battalion from 1955 to 1957 and was the first and last regimental lieutenant-colonel, believed that the disbanding of the Guards was a "political decision" by powerful "francophone" elements. "Our crime," Galloway wrote, "was that we were 'too British' in uniform and character to pass muster with the Francophone hierarchy which dominated the Defence Depart... View more info

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Short Stories WWII

By: Gingrich, Earl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, Earl Gingrich: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14957

ISBN: 0969287615

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Signed by Editor; Only slight wear to dust jacket; Signed by editor on title page. A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. ; B&W Photographs; 292 pages; Gingrich has collated a number of accounts of WWII experiences. View more info

Sometimes With Laughter

By: Hoskin, Herbert

Price: $10.95

Publisher: New Westminster, BC, Self Published: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8263

Condition: Very Good

Illustrated covers have some shelfwear to edges and corners. Prev. owner's inscription inside front cover. Minor creasing. ; A tight solid book.; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 99 pages; The author's recollection of his service in The Westminster Regiment (Motor), during the Second World War. View more info

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The Black Pit...and Beyond

By: Karchmar, Jane & J. Gordon Mumford

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Burnstown ON, General Store Publishing House: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15530

ISBN: 1894263197

Condition: Near Fine

Signed by Author; Only slight wear. ; Signed and inscribed by author 'Mumford' on title page. ; Trade PB; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.50 inches; 138 pages; "J. Gordon Mumford was born outside London and trained as a radio operator for the British Merchant Navy in 1942. He first went to sea in 1942 on a Danish collier which met an untimely end which we read about in occasional flashbacks. We first meet 17-year old Mumford on the SS SCOTTISH HEATHER which sailed in convoy ONS 154 from England bound for New York. The 'Black Pit' referred to by the title is what is also known as the 'Air Gap' -- the part ... View more info

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Punaupseeri Mikko Kopran päiväkirja

By: Kumpulainen, Armas

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Finland, Gummerus: 2002

Seller ID: 14548

ISBN: 9512061708

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Only light edge wear to DJ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. Text in Finnish. ; 1 x 8.5 x 5.5 Inches; 286 pages; Päiväkirjoihin pohjautuva ainut-laatuinen kuvaus inkeriläisen puna-armeijan upseerin tiestä läpi koko neuvostoliiton historian. Mikko Kopran päivakirjoihin perustuva muistelmateos tarjoaa harvinaislaatuisen näkökulman Stalinin Neuvostoliittoon . Teoksen tekee erityisen mielenkiintoiseksi Kopran toimiminen lentäjänä Neuvostoliiton ilmavoimien palveluksessa. Painopiste muistelmien kuvauksessa sijoittukin toiseen maailmanssotaan. Diaries, based on a unique description of... View more info

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We Remember WWII

By: Riffenburgh (editor), Ralph

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, RoseDog Books: 2006

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 14021

ISBN: 0805990453

Condition: Very Good

Signed by Editor; Light edge wear. Inscribed by editor of front fly leaf, bright solid book; Trade PB; 0.7 x 8.9 x 5.9 Inches; 235 pages; 'We Remember WWII' reflects on the lives of more than eighty people and their memories of World War II, who were merely selected because of their residence in Mt. San Antonio Gardens, which is a retirement community. The book includes not just those who were in military uniform, but many others, including spouses, researchers in war industries, merchant mariners, intelligence officers, and even conscientious objectors. Recently, there has been a great deal o... View more info

Memoirs of an Old Sweat

By: Smith, Doug

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Self Published: 1961

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5032

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket

Signed by Author; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 154 pages; DJ in mylar. DJ has some soiling, small tears and chips, creases, light shelfwear to edges. Inscribed "To Hymie, with best wishes, Doug Smith" on FFEP. The author's recounting of his day to day War experiences, and how many of the common foot soldiers managed to find humour where there logically should have been none. View more info

The Taste of Metal A Deserter's Story

By: Todd, Jack

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, HarperFlamingo Canada: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14544

ISBN: 0002000555

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Light edge wear ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 1 x 9.1 x 5.9 Inches; 256 pages; Jack Todd was an all-American boy; grew up in the heartland; felt goosebumps when he heard the Star-Spangled Banner; played endless army games; became a star athlete; signed up for the Marines Corps Officer Training but was washed out because of bad knees. Jack Todd was also a US army deserter, a 23-year-old who went AWOL at boot camp, crossing the border in January 1970, making his way to Vancouver’s seedy Hastings Street, facing the inevitable big question: If I leave my job... View more info

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Crash and Burn The Survival Story of a Fighter Pilot

By: Wright, Jack Edward & Carla R. Williams & Glen D. Cole

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Enumclaw, WA, Winepress Publishing: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17146

ISBN: 1579214924

Condition: Very Good+

Signed by Author; Previous owner's stamp on inside of card cover, remainder mark bottom page edges ; Signed by author. A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 8.98 X 5.38 X 0.45 inches; 191 pages; "A riveting true story . . .In a split second Jack Wright’s life passed before his eyes as his F-100 fighter plane started to crash. In an instant, this young pilot realized he was about to meet his Maker, and he knew he was not ready. He had ignored God since he went on active duty in the Air Force. How he wished he hadn’t set aside his relationship with the Lord for his dream of becoming a ... View more info