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23rd June, 2018


 

SKILL AT ARMS

by Thomas J. Bennett







 A History of Canadian Army Trades Badges and Parachute Badges. A book that contains a job description for every trade in the Canadian Army since before the First World War. The vast majority of trades described are long obsolete, examples of these being Carriage and Wagon Repairer, Checker Number Taker, Chemical Technician, Paperhanger, Panel Beater, Watchmaker, Despatch Rider, Photogrammetrist and hundreds of others. For each job, a photo of their trade badge is shown if one existed, but not all trades had badges. This labour of love is now extremely rare.

New in card cover - 262pp, c500 colour & b/w illustrations

Magic Mouse Enterprises, 2005
ISBN 1894255526

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Web No
37605-01

£69.00

 


 

RUCKMARSCH!

by Jean Paul Pallud 

Following the successful Allied landings in Normandy in June 1944 German forces battled for two months to contain the bridgehead, but their last-ditch attempt to recover the initiative with Operation Lüttich, the counter-attack from Mortain on August 7, failed. From that starting point the author follows the footsteps of the German retreat across France. Although nearly 300,000 men were either killed, wounded, missing, or taken prisoner, by the beginning of September German forces were once more standing firm along the 650 kilometres between Switzerland and the North Sea. This, is that story told through hundreds of ‘then and now’ comparison photographs. 

New in d/w - Large format, 376pp,
1000 + photos & ills 

After The Battle, 2006
ISBN 187006757 

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Web No.
33602-01

£39.95
 

 


 

THE WAR IN THE NORTH SEA

by Quintin Barry

 

The Royal Navy and the Imperial German Navy, 1914-1918. For years before the outbreak of the First World War, it was the expectation of most officers of the Royal Navy and the Imperial German Navy that, very shortly, a decisive fleet action would be fought. In fact, the unalterable geographic situation meant that for the Grand Fleet in its Scottish bases, the correct course to follow was not to seek a major fleet encounter. Essentially, it was by staying where it was that it could neutralise the High Seas Fleet and enforce an economic blockade of Germany. The principal naval battle of Jutland occurred when the two most powerful fleets that the world had ever known clashed, almost by accident, in the North Sea on 31 May 1916. The outcome of the battle has prompted a minute examination of the tactics employed by the commanders, and a continuous debate as to who won. It was a series of chances that had determined the outcome of Jutland.

New in d/w - 544pp, 63 b/w photos,
19 maps

Helion, 2016
ISBN 9781911096382

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Web No.
37802-01

£29.95

 


 

NACH HAUSE GESCHRIEBEN. AUS DEM FELDZUG
                                                1941 GEGEN SOWJETRUSSLAND

by Major Fritz Gercke 

"Letters home for the campaign in 1941 against Soviet Russia". Written by Major Fritz Gercke. Published in Berlin in 1941, this is an interesting and scarce contemporary account by a participant in Operation Barbarossa. Together with 127 pages of detailed text, the book includes a map of western Soviet Union and 64 black and white photos of German troops in action and at rest. Bound in stiff paper covers the book is in good condition for its age, though it does suffer from some water staining at the foot of pages from 111 to 128 plus an ink stain at the top from page 153 to the back cover.

German text.

Good in card cover - 160pp, map,
64 b/w photos

Private Publication 1941 

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Web No.
37026-01

£60.00

 


 

REPAIRING THE PANZERS VOL. 1

by Lukas Friedli 





How did Germany keep its infamous Panzers running throughout six years of war? How did the German army prepare for motorized warfare? What special vehicles and recovery equipment were used by the maintenance units? How were they organized? How did supplies reach the front and how were they distributed amongst the battered divisions? The answers to these questions are to be found here. Based solely on original reports, diaries and manuals, you will learn how Panzers were recovered and what really put them out of action. Packed with large format photos, most unpublished and reproduced full-page size, plus drawings, diagrams, and tables, this is a must for serious mechanised armour historians.

New in hard cover - Landscape format, 256pp, 291 b/w photos, 17 drawings,
5 diagrams,19 tables

Panzerwrecks, 2010
ISBN 9780955594083 

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Web No.
36013-01

£34.99

 



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NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN OF THE ARMY OF THE INDUS,IN SIND & KAUBOOL IN 1883-9. TWO VOLUMES

by Richard Hartley Kennedy


Web No.
27579-01

470.00

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