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THE FIRST., Andrus, Clift
1 Andrus, Clift THE FIRST.
First Infantry Division 1945 First Edition; Various Paperback Good+ with no dust jacket 
Red and green cover with 1 and running soldier sillouitte on front carrying an M1 Garand. Cover hs some tears, but is attached to clean contents. Center fold Map of "The Big Red One's" battles throughout Europe. This booklet contains a brief outline of the "Fighting First" division achievements. This is a copy that the soldiers could send home and has censor clearing stamp in front and place for autographs (none given) in back. Covers engagements from Africa, Sicily, U.K., D-Day Normandy, Soissons, Sigrfied Barrier, Aachen, Hurtgen Forest, The Ardennes, The Roer, THe Rhinelind, The race through Germany, The Harz Mountains, Czechoslovikia, Cease Firing, Conclusion, and statistics. Rare copy that survived the war. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. 
Price: 69.97 USD
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Life & Death of the Luftwaffe., Baumbach, Werner, General of Bombers
2 Baumbach, Werner, General of Bombers Life & Death of the Luftwaffe.
Coward, Mccann 1960 First American Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
First American Edition stated. Discoloration to endpapers from shelflife. Dust in very good condition, colors bright, not price clipped. Werner Baumbach (27 December 1916 – 20 October 1953) was a German bomber pilot during World War II. He commanded the secret bomber wing Kampfgeschwader 200 (KG 200) of the Luftwaffe, the air force of Nazi Germany. Baumbach received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords for the destruction of over 300,000 gross register tons (GRT) of Allied shipping. (Wikipedia ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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To D-Day and Back  Adventures with the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment and Life as a World War II POW: A memoir, Bearden, Bob
3 Bearden, Bob To D-Day and Back Adventures with the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment and Life as a World War II POW: A memoir
Zenith Press/Author 2007 0760332584 / 9780760332580 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Signed by two World War II heros, Bob Bearden on title page and by another 507th infantryman Jim "Pee Wee" Martin. Bob Bearden's To D-Day and Back was not just another paratrooper-themed memoir trying to ride on the success of others. Several distinctions set this work apart from others. Bearden told his story from a very personal angle. Coupled with the use of everyday prose, the book is another one of those works that felt much like storytelling by a member of the family. It is not just another war memoir, but rather, the book told how the war interacted with Bearden's life. n the predawn hours of D-Day, June 6, 1944, Bob Bearden and his comrades in the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment jumped into the inky skies over Normandy. Their mission: defend the west bank of the Merderet River against German counterattack. After long months of training they were finally taking the war to the Germans. Bearden’s time in combat proved shortlived, however, when he was captured on D-plus-2, June 8. This was only the beginning of a new war for his survival through multiple German POW camps, his so-called “liberation” by Russian tanker crews more bent on exacting vengeance upon the Germans than safeguarding Allied prisoners, and the perilous journey that followed, mostly on foot, along the sandy, snow-covered roads of Germany and Poland on the way to Moscow and eventually, back home to Dallas, Texas.(from inside flap) ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages; Signed by Collection of Signatures 
Price: 49.97 USD
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The Luftwaffe war diaries, Bekker, Cajus
4 Bekker, Cajus The Luftwaffe war diaries
Doubleday 1968 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Black cover. Dust has some rubs and creases to edges. "A gripping, highly contentious account of the rise and fall of the German Airforce." " Cajus Bekker's book is the best ever written about the subject and comes from a remarkable neutral point of view, considering the fact the writer is a German. In only one volume, he sets up the reader in the real demands placed upon the Luftwaffe even before the War, and shows the way that the German publicity machine worked over their initial sucesses. " Reviewer. Has former owners name neatly written in front of book. ; Photographs, Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 399 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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Islands of the Damned  A Marine at War in the Pacific (Author Signed), Burgin, R.V. & Bill Marvel
5 Burgin, R.V. & Bill Marvel Islands of the Damned A Marine at War in the Pacific (Author Signed)
NAL Hardcover 2010 0451229908 / 9780451229908 First Edition; Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by R.V. Burgin on title page in February 2011 at gun show in Louisville, KY and seller witnessed the signing. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. An unvarnished and moving memoir of a Marine veteran who fought his way across the Pacific Theater of World War II-whose story is featured in the HBOseries "The Pacific". This is an eyewitness-and eye-opening-account of some of the most savage and brutal fighting in the war against Japan, told from the perspective of a young Texan who volunteered for the Marine Corps to escape a life as a traveling salesman. R.V. Burgin enlisted at the age of twenty, and with his sharp intelligence and earnest work ethic, climbed the ranks from a green private to a seasoned sergeant. Along the way, he shouldered a rifle as a member of a mortar squad. He saw friends die-and enemies killed. He saw scenes he wanted to forget but never did-from enemy snipers who tied themselves to branches in the highest trees, to ambushes along narrow jungle trails, to the abandoned corpses of hara kiri victims, to the final howling banzai attacks as the Japanese embraced their inevitable defeat. An unforgetable narrative of a young Marine in combat, Islands of the Damned brings to life the hell that was the Pacific War. Rare. ; HBO The Pacific; Photographs; 1.2 x 9.1 x 6.3 Inches; 304 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 109.97 USD
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Is Paris Burning?, Collins, Larry, Dominique Lapierre
6 Collins, Larry, Dominique Lapierre Is Paris Burning?
Simon and Schuster InC. 1965 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Black cloth cover with gilt print. Dust show some rubs, but now in mylar protective cover. Neatly written name of former book owner on endpaper. Period map of Paris on front and back end papers. Book details how Paris miraculously escaped Adolf Hitler's senence of death in August 1944. "Towards the end of the war Hitler ordered the destruction of Paris, which of course was never carried out. This book covers the occupation of Paris and its evacuation by the Germans. It also is about the wiring of Paris for total destruction and the general with a heart who could not order its bombing. A great read if you like war stories... Reviewer. ; ; Illustrations, Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 376 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
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The Tigers of Bastogne  Voices of the 10th Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge, Collins, Michael &  Martin King
7 Collins, Michael & Martin King The Tigers of Bastogne Voices of the 10th Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge
Philadelphia PA Casemate 2013 1612001815 / 9781612001814 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
First edition with full number line. Signed by both authors (Michael Collins and Martin King) AND a member of the 82nd Airborne Sgt. Don Jakeway and a member of the 101st, Jim "Pee Wee" Martin. The gallant stand of the 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne has long become part of historical and media legend. But how many students of the war realize there was already a U.S. unit holding the town when they arrived? And this unit—the 10th Armored Division—continued to play a major role in its defense throughout the German onslaught."This is a superb detailed account of a less familiar aspect of a famous battle, often providing platoon by platoon and day-by-day details of the role played by the men of the US 10th Armored Division in the defensive of Bastogne, and thus in the wider Allied victory in the Battle of the Bulge" (History of War), "This book vividly portrays the battle with a series of interviews, medal citations and after action reviews. These are well attributed in the end notes, together with some brief statistics and a list of staff roles. The style should appeal to the general reader as well as military readers and there are good maps and illustrations...Most of the books on their role are out of print so this book is a useful addition on the subject." (ARRSE); Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 296 pages; Signed by Collection of Signatures 
Price: 149.97 USD
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Horrido! Figher Aces of the Luftwaffe, Constable, Trevor J.; Toliver, Raymond F.
8 Constable, Trevor J.; Toliver, Raymond F. Horrido! Figher Aces of the Luftwaffe
New York Macmillan 1968 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book and dust in very good condition. Has former owners name neatly written in front. Dust now in mylar protective cover. Introduction by Lt. General Adolph Galland, General of the Fighter Arm, 1941-45. The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the combined German Wehrmacht military forces during World War II. The Luftwaffe proved instrumental in the German victories across Poland and Western Europe in 1939 and 1940. During the Battle of Britain, however, despite inflicting severe damage to the RAF's infrastructure and, during the subsequent Blitz, devastating many British cities, the German air force failed to batter the beleaguered British into submission. (Wiki) Horrido is a hunting expression used in Germany. German hunters say “Horrido” and the crowd answers “Yo”. Horrido was also a German fighter pilots training manual. Published in June of 1944, this little book was a manual to teach fighter pilots how to correctly engage their target – how to gauge distances, when to shoot. As in the US, many of the little German military manuals of this time period also included funny cartoons to help soldiers better memorize their content. Scarce in this condition.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 348 pages 
Price: 39.97 USD
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Get Yamamoto, Davis, Burke
9 Davis, Burke Get Yamamoto
Random House 1969 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated First Printing. Book showes some discoloration to end papers due to age. Former owners name neatly written in front. Dust in excellent condition, not price clipped. The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor. "Operation Vengeance was the American military operation to kill Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto of the Imperial Japanese Navy on April 18, 1943, during the Solomon Islands campaign in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Isoroku Yamamoto, commander of the Combined Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was killed on Bougainville Island when his transport bomber aircraft was shot down by United States Army Air Forces fighter aircraft operating from Kukum Field on Guadalcanal. The death of Yamamoto reportedly damaged the morale of Japanese naval personnel, raised the morale of the Allied forces, and was intended as revenge by U.S. leaders who blamed Yamamoto for the attack on Pearl Harbor which initiated the formal state of war between Imperial Japan and the United States." Wikipedia; Photographs, Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 231 pages 
Price: 13.97 USD
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My True Course  Dutch Van Kirk Northumberland to Hiroshima, Dietz, Suzanne
10 Dietz, Suzanne My True Course Dutch Van Kirk Northumberland to Hiroshima
Lawrenceville, Ga Red Gremlin Press Llc 2012 0692016767 / 9780692016763 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Signed by Dutch Van Kirk the Navigator for the Enola Gay the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Also signed by the Navigator of the weather plane Kokura for the Enola Gay. This book is a detailed biography and diary of Dutch. It contains many letters, and notes detailing the training, flight preperation, flight, and personal information. heodore "Dutch" Van Kirk (February 27, 1921 – July 28, 2014) was a navigator in the United States Army Air Forces, best known as the navigator of the Enola Gay when it dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Upon the death of fellow crewman Morris Jeppson on March 30, 2010, Van Kirk became the last surviving member of the Enola Gay crew. Van Kirk was born Theodore Van Kirk in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, and joined the Army Air Force Aviation Cadet Program October 1941. On 1 April 1942, he received both his commission and navigator wings and transferred to the 97th Bomb Group, the first operational Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress unit in England. (Wiki)Rare signed copy. Looks new.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 600 pages; Signed by Biographee 
Price: 99.97 USD
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Field Service Pocket Book, Part I, Pamphlet No 4, Appreciations, Orders, Messages, and Intercommunication, HMSO
11 HMSO Field Service Pocket Book, Part I, Pamphlet No 4, Appreciations, Orders, Messages, and Intercommunication
London, England The War Office 1944 Revised Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Part I, Pamphlet No 4, Appreciations, Orders, Messages, and IntercommunicationThe numbered pamphlet that is part of the corded book given to military personnel by the British Army. Three hole punched to fit the book. Most say not to be taken to the trenches, not to be published, or not to be allowed to fall into enemy hands. A rare piece of WWII memorabilia. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Original World War II publication. Scarce.; Field Service Pocket Book; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 32 pages 
Price: 39.97 USD
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His Majesty's Minesweepers, 1943, HMSO
12 HMSO His Majesty's Minesweepers, 1943
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1943 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Cover may have soiling due to age and storage. Cover seperating at spine. A minesweeper is a small naval warship designed to engage in minesweeping. Using various mechanisms intended to counter the threat posed by naval mines, waterways are maintained clear for safe shipping.; Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 62 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
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LAND AT WAR - THE OFFICIAL STORY OF BRITISH FARMING 1939-1944 -, HMSO
13 HMSO LAND AT WAR - THE OFFICIAL STORY OF BRITISH FARMING 1939-1944 -
London His Majesty's Stationary Office 1945 0117025372 / 9780117025370 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
This copy is an original not a facsimile. Cover may have soiling due to age and storage This is a paperback book, probably never issued as hardback. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 95 pages 
Price: 22.97 USD
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Notes from Theatres of War, No 16  North Africa, November 1942-May 1943, HMSO
14 HMSO Notes from Theatres of War, No 16 North Africa, November 1942-May 1943
London, England The War Office 1943 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Tan booklet with back cover missing and last page has been taped. "This document must not fall into enemy hands" printed on front. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Maps and diagrams included: Mareth, Wadi Akarit, Tunisia, The Horseshoe, Hammam LIF, Northern Tunisia. Part 1-The Theatre of War, Part ii-Outline of Operations, Part III-General Lessons,Part IV-Lessons by Arms, Part V-Administrative Lessons, Part VI-Enemy Methods, Appendix, Maps and Diagrams. Rare. ; NOtes from Theatres of War; Maps and Diagrams; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 143 pages; p 
Price: 89.97 USD
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Phrase Book and Vocabularies English-Roman Urdu= Japanese=Chinese, HMSO
15 HMSO Phrase Book and Vocabularies English-Roman Urdu= Japanese=Chinese
Delhi, India Manager of Publications 1942 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Fair with no dust jacket 
Tan booklet shows heavy wear and minor water staining. Text readable. Common phrases with translation into other languages. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Scarce if not rare Wartime publication. ; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 66 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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Royal Armoured Corps, Weapon Training, Military Training Pamphlet No 34, Part 9, Correction and Use of Compasses in Vehicles, HMSO
16 HMSO Royal Armoured Corps, Weapon Training, Military Training Pamphlet No 34, Part 9, Correction and Use of Compasses in Vehicles
London, England The War Office 1942 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Cover has spots, Corners dented, Back cover half missing otherwise complete. The object of these pamphlets is to define tactical and administrative terms and expressions relating to the subject matter on the cover. Some of these pamphlets contain confidential information and many have a restricted stamp saying that they are not to fall into enemy hands. There are holes for a binder.Rare military piece. ; Weapon Training, 34; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 79 pages 
Price: 49.97 USD
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17 HMSO Small Unit Actions
Bristol, Ct Historical Division War Department 1946 First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
This is a paperback book, probably never issued as hardback. Cover may be somewhat tattered and have soiling due to age and storage This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Original World War II publication. Scarce.; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall 
Price: 22.47 USD
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The Battle of Britain, August-October 1940 air ministry account, HMSO
18 HMSO The Battle of Britain, August-October 1940 air ministry account
London His Majesty's Stationary Office 1941 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
This is a paperback book and is it the Air Ministry account of the Great Days from 8th August through October 31st, 1940.This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Original World War II publication. Scarce.; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 32 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
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THE EIGHTH ARMY  SEPTEMBER 1941 TO JANUARY 1943, HMSO
19 HMSO THE EIGHTH ARMY SEPTEMBER 1941 TO JANUARY 1943
London His Majesty' Stationery Office 1944 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Cover is tattered and have soiling due to age and storage. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. The unit first activated on 10 June 1944 in the United States, being commanded by Lieutenant General Robert Eichelberger. The Eighth Army took part in many of the amphibious landings in the Southwest Pacific Theater of World War II, eventually participating in no less than sixty of them. The first mission of the Eighth Army, in September 1944, was to take over from the U.S. Sixth Army in New Guinea, New Britain, the Admiralty Islands and on Morotai, in order to free up the Sixth Army to engage in the Philippines Campaign (1944–45) (Wikipedia); Photographs, Maps; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 103 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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The Trail of the Fox The Search for the True Field Marshal Rommel, Irving, David John Cawdell
20 Irving, David John Cawdell The Trail of the Fox The Search for the True Field Marshal Rommel
E P Dutton 1977 0525222006 / 9780525222002 First Edition; Later Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Black cloth cover. Dust has repaired tear and now in mylar protective cover. "I can't rate this book high enough!!! Though it is not a "detailed" biography of Rommel, it gives the pertinent information of his life and military campaigns in a style that makes the reading interesting and lively." reviewer Great Photographs.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 496 pages 
Price: 29.97 USD
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