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The Devil's Brigade, Adleman, Robert H.
1 Adleman, Robert H. The Devil's Brigade
Chilton 1966 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
First Edition stated. Book has sun fading to endpaper due to age. Dust not price clipped. Has neatly written signature of former owner otherwise fine. "The 'Devil's Brigade' was the name given to US/Canadian special forces in World War II, who saw action in the Aleutian Islands, Italy and the south of France. This account was co-written by a brigade veteran and includes profiles of many of his comrades in this famously rugged unit. " Review.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 259 pages 
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THE FIRST., Andrus, Clift
2 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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Merrill's Marauders, Baker, Alan D
3 Baker, Alan D Merrill's Marauders
Ballantine Books 1972 0345026470 / 9780345026477 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Looks never read. Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) or Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), was a United States Army long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit, which fought in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II, or China-Burma-India Theater (CBI). The unit became famous for its deep-penetration missions behind Japanese lines, often engaging Japanese forces superior in number. (Wiki); Ballantine's Illustrated History of the Violent Century, Weapons Book #31; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 159 pages 
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Life & Death of the Luftwaffe., Baumbach, Werner, General of Bombers
4 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 
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The Luftwaffe war diaries, Bekker, Cajus
5 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 
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Silent Victory  The U. S. Submarine War Against Japan, Blair, Clay
6 Blair, Clay Silent Victory The U. S. Submarine War Against Japan
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 1975 0397007531 / 9780397007530 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition. Navy blue cover with gold lettering. Very clean contents. Dust has black (not white) background with white lettering. A detailed reconstruction of United States submarine activity in the Pacific between December 1941 and August 1945, assessing the submarine's role in the overall War and profiling outstanding and representative officers and crew members. Very large heavy book. ; Photographs, Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1072 pages 
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Islands of the Damned  A Marine at War in the Pacific (Author Signed), Burgin, R.V. & Bill Marvel
7 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 author 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 upcoming HBO(r) series 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 unforgettable 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 
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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 
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THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II  V THE PACIFIC-MATTERHORN TO NAGASAKI, Craven, Wesley and James Lea Cate: Editors
9 Craven, Wesley and James Lea Cate: Editors THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II V THE PACIFIC-MATTERHORN TO NAGASAKI
The University of Chicago Press 1953 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
First Edition with dust. May have musty odor due to age and storage otherwise nice copy. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover.Covers from June1944-August 1945. Other volumes in the set may be available. From Wikipedia: fter V-J Day the Historical Office was moved from Intelligence to be a special staff office. The Office approached Wesley Craven and James Cate to oversee the history project. Craven, then a Lieutenant Colonel in the AAF, was on leave from the faculty of New York University. Cate, then a Major, had come to the AAF from the University of Chicago. They agreed on the condition that they would be given a free hand in editorial decisions and access to all pertinent materials, a requirement which they state "has been lived up to in letter and in spirit". The University of Chicago agreed with similar conditions to sponsor and publish the work.The seven volumes are in effect a collection of essays. Craven and Cate recruited 32 authors to write chapters or whole sections and also wrote several chapters themselves. Most of the authors had served in the AAF during the war and had returned to their college and university faculties after it. A few were professional officers with academic training. Craven and Cate note that "They have written as present scholars rather than as former Air Corps officers".Though the series has the appearance of an official history, editors Wesley Craven and James Cate emphasize that is "not an official report in the ordinary sense of that term – one to which the Air Staff necessarily subscribes in all its details and final conclusions". ; Vol. 5 
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Army Air Forces in World War II, Vol. 4  The Pacific: Guadalcanal to Saipan, August 1942 to July 1944, Craven, Wesley Frank & James Lea Cate
10 Craven, Wesley Frank & James Lea Cate Army Air Forces in World War II, Vol. 4 The Pacific: Guadalcanal to Saipan, August 1942 to July 1944
The University of Chicago Press 1950 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
This is the 1950 first edition with dust jacket. May have musty odor due to age and storage otherwise nice copy. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. "This is the record of the Army Air Forces against Japan during the two years extending from the summer of 1942 to the summer of 1944. Air strategy and tactics herin described contrast sharply with those followed in the European war." May have other copies of the set available. ; Vol. 4; Maps, Photographs, illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 825 pages 
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The Army Air Forces in World War II - Volume Three, Craven, Wesley Frank & James Lea Cate
11 Craven, Wesley Frank & James Lea Cate The Army Air Forces in World War II - Volume Three
The University of Chicago Press 1951 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. From Wikipedia: fter V-J Day the Historical Office was moved from Intelligence to be a special staff office. The Office approached Wesley Craven and James Cate to oversee the history project. Craven, then a Lieutenant Colonel in the AAF, was on leave from the faculty of New York University. Cate, then a Major, had come to the AAF from the University of Chicago. They agreed on the condition that they would be given a free hand in editorial decisions and access to all pertinent materials, a requirement which they state "has been lived up to in letter and in spirit". The University of Chicago agreed with similar conditions to sponsor and publish the work.The seven volumes are in effect a collection of essays. Craven and Cate recruited 32 authors to write chapters or whole sections and also wrote several chapters themselves. Most of the authors had served in the AAF during the war and had returned to their college and university faculties after it. A few were professional officers with academic training. Craven and Cate note that "They have written as present scholars rather than as former Air Corps officers".Though the series has the appearance of an official history, editors Wesley Craven and James Cate emphasize that is "not an official report in the ordinary sense of that term – one to which the Air Staff necessarily subscribes in all its details and final conclusions". ; Volume Three - Europe: Argument to V-E Day January 1944 to May 1945; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 948 pages 
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The Army Air Forces In World War II  Volume 2, Europe: Torch to Pointblank, August 1942 to December 1943, Craven, Wesley Frank; & James Lea Cate
12 Craven, Wesley Frank; & James Lea Cate The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 2, Europe: Torch to Pointblank, August 1942 to December 1943
The University of Chicago Press 1949 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
First edition with dust. This is a review copy with a signed letter laid in from Col. W. J. Paul the director, Air History Group. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. From Wikipedia "after V-J Day the Historical Office was moved from Intelligence to be a special staff office. The Office approached Wesley Craven and James Cate to oversee the history project. Craven, then a Lieutenant Colonel in the AAF, was on leave from the faculty of New York University. Cate, then a Major, had come to the AAF from the University of Chicago. They agreed on the condition that they would be given a free hand in editorial decisions and access to all pertinent materials, a requirement which they state "has been lived up to in letter and in spirit".[5] The University of Chicago agreed with similar conditions to sponsor and publish the work.The seven volumes are in effect a collection of essays. Craven and Cate recruited 32 authors to write chapters or whole sections and also wrote several chapters themselves. Most of the authors had served in the AAF during the war and had returned to their college and university faculties after it. A few were professional officers with academic training. Craven and Cate note that "They have written as present scholars rather than as former Air Corps officers".Though the series has the appearance of an official history, editors Wesley Craven and James Cate emphasize that is "not an official report in the ordinary sense of that term – one to which the Air Staff necessarily subscribes in all its details and final conclusions".; 9.80 X 6.70 X 2.30 inches; 897 pages; Signed by Associated 
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The Army Air Forces In World War II, Volume 1 Plans and Early Operations, January 1939 to August 1942, Craven, Wesley Frank; & James Lea Cate
13 Craven, Wesley Frank; & James Lea Cate The Army Air Forces In World War II, Volume 1 Plans and Early Operations, January 1939 to August 1942
The University of Chicago Press 1948 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Volume 1. First edition with dust. Dust jacket has chips and a small section missing in spine area of dust , but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. This is first volume in set and other volumes may be available. From Wikipedia "after V-J Day the Historical Office was moved from Intelligence to be a special staff office. The Office approached Wesley Craven and James Cate to oversee the history project. Craven, then a Lieutenant Colonel in the AAF, was on leave from the faculty of New York University. Cate, then a Major, had come to the AAF from the University of Chicago. They agreed on the condition that they would be given a free hand in editorial decisions and access to all pertinent materials, a requirement which they state "has been lived up to in letter and in spirit".[5] The University of Chicago agreed with similar conditions to sponsor and publish the work.The seven volumes are in effect a collection of essays. Craven and Cate recruited 32 authors to write chapters or whole sections and also wrote several chapters themselves. Most of the authors had served in the AAF during the war and had returned to their college and university faculties after it. A few were professional officers with academic training. Craven and Cate note that "They have written as present scholars rather than as former Air Corps officers".Though the series has the appearance of an official history, editors Wesley Craven and James Cate emphasize that is "not an official report in the ordinary sense of that term – one to which the Air Staff necessarily subscribes in all its details and final conclusions". ; Vol. 1 
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Get Yamamoto, Davis, Burke
14 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 
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Overlord  D-Day and the Battle for Normandy, Hastings, Max
15 Hastings, Max Overlord D-Day and the Battle for Normandy
Simon & Schuster 1984 0671460293 / 9780671460297 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book and dust look new. On June 6, 1944, American and British troops staged the greatest amphibious landing in history to begin Operation Overlord, the battle to liberate Europe from the scourge of the Third Reich. With gut-wrenching realism and immediacy, Hastings reveals the terrible human cost that this battle exacted. Scarce in this condition.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 368 pages 
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16 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 
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FLYING FORTRESS  The Illustrated Biography of the B-17S and the men who flew them, Jablonski, Edward
17 Jablonski, Edward FLYING FORTRESS The Illustrated Biography of the B-17S and the men who flew them
Garden City Doubleday & Company 1965 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book and dust in excellent condition. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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18 Jullian, Marcel The Battle of Britain
The Orion Press 1967 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book has small former owners signiture in front. Dust not price clipped. Stated First Printing. From the Preface: Marcel Jullian has carefully reconstructed the story of the Battle of Britain from a mass of factual evidence, from minute-to-minute accounts of the fighting, from a careful examination of Winston Churchill's three "official" crucial days: August 15, September 15 and September 27, as well as a thorough examination of three less well known days when decisions and mistakes - not combat - determined the outcome of the Battle: May 16, when Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding prevent the dispath of more squadrons to France; August 24, when London was bomed in error; and Setember 3, when, mistakenly, the Germans decide dupon the Zielwechsel, the change of target. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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Rommel as Military Commander, Lewin, Ronald
19 Lewin, Ronald Rommel as Military Commander
Van Nostrand 1968 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Dust not price clipped. Former owner signature neatly written in front of book. "ommel harbored serious reservations about Hitler. But he was above all obedient and faithful to the military code. That kept him from as he said "being disloyal." But finally he could not take it any longer and he broke his code of honor and supported the plan to remove Hitler." Reviewer.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 262 pages 
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Incredible Victory by Walter Lord, Lord, Walter
20 Lord, Walter Incredible Victory by Walter Lord
Harper & Row 1967 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Black cloth with gold print. Dust shoews wear and is price clipped. Copyright 1967. The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II which occurred between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea. he Japanese public and much of the military command structure were kept in the dark about the extent of the defeat: Japanese news announced a great victory. Only Emperor Hirohito and the highest Navy command personnel were accurately informed of the carrier and pilot losses. Consequently, even the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) continued to believe, for at least a short time, that the fleet was in good condition. The Battle of Midway has often been called "the turning point of the Pacific". (wiki); 1967-06-05; Photographs, Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 331 pages 
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