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        29th October, 2016


 

UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT OF US ARMY INFANTRY,
                                      LLRPS, AND RANGERS IN VIETNAM 1965-1971

by Paul W. Miraldi

A comprehensive guide to the history and development of uniforms and equipment during the Vietnam era. Examines insignia, headgear, camouflage uniforms, experimental and modified items, flak armor, boots, accessories and personal items. Using re-constructed photos and detailed text, the author recreates the look and appearance of Rangers, medics, scouts, machine gunners, Pathfinders and riflemen. Contains an appendix of post war gear and camouflage, plus a comparison between actual wartime issue and Post War Produced items. Packed with over 500 detailed color photographs including many previously unpublished veteran's originals.



New in d/w - Large format, 208pp,
600 color & b/w photographs

Schiffer, 1999
 ISBN 0764309587

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Web No.
31338-01

44.00

 


 

THE BOY'S BOOK OF AIRFIX

by Arthur Ward

Founded in 1939 by Hungarian Nicholas Kove, Airfix holds a unique appeal for boys (and girls) of all ages and has been part of the fabric of childhood for generations. Packed with photos of the kits from the 1950s to the present,this Book is a nostalgic look at one of the greatest brands ever. In addition to the history behind the models it tells of the dramatic twists and turns of the Airfix saga. In 2006 it looked as if the great name might disappear forever when it languished in receivership, only for the company to be rescued by Hornby. If you were ever responsible for sending an Airfix Messerschmidt to a fiery doom from your bedroom window, this book is for you!

Fine in d/w - 192pp, c200
colour & b/w illustrations

Ebury Press, 2009
ISBN 9780091928988

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Web No:
37355-01

18.00

 


THE BLACK DEVIL'S MARCH - A DOOMED ODYSSEY

by Evan McGilvray

The 1st Polish Armoured Division, under the leadership of General Stanislaw Maczek, arose out of the ashes of the Polish defeat in 1939. It was able to return to Europe in August 1944 on the side of the Western Allies, achieving glory in the Normandy bocage, the Falaise Gap, Hill 262, the advance into Belgium and Holland, and final victory on German soil. Because of the politics of post-war Europe, it was unable to liberate Poland from the tyranny of the Soviet Union. The book is researched from Polish, English and German sources, and includes nearly 100 photographs (many previously unpublished), maps, and detailed appendices, including a list of medal recipients.

 

Mint in pictorial boards  - Large format, 160pp, 94 photos, 9 maps

Helion, 2005
ISBN 1874622426

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Web No.
32703-03

16.00

 


 

AIRSPEED AIRCRAFT SINCE 1931

by H. A. Taylor

During its twenty years of life as an independent company, Airspeed designed and built a dozen different aircraft from the renowned Horsa glider of WWII, to the Ambassador and Elizabethan airliners of the 1950s. Airspeed's aircraft were either outstandingly advanced in design for their time, or especially ingenious. This scarce Putnam volume details the aircraft designed and constructed by the company, including designs which never reached production. Ex Library copy with usual stickers.

Good in d/w. ex-library - 206pp, 150 + photos, 30 three-view drawings

Putnam Aeronautical, 1970
ISBN 0370001109

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Web No.
01716-02

30.00

 



BOW AND ARROW WAR

by Marjorie Inkster

The story of a 19 year old who joined the strangely named First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) then trained as a radar mechanic during World War II. From 1943 she was a radar maintenance officer on London gun-sites and gives a detailed account of life in the Little Blitz of Autumn, 1943 to May, 1944. There is a lively description of the gun sites and the people who worked on them. She writes of the difficulties of planning and execution, and praises the men who worked in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) workshops.

New in card cover - 102pp,
26 b/w photos & illustrations

Brewin Books, 2006
ISBN 1858582806

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Web No.
33141-01

10.95




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 The Editor's Choice:

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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