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Image for Practical Mathematics for the Army: Textbooklet No.2, Courses for Service Personnel (Secondary Level).

Practical Mathematics for the Army: Textbooklet No.2, Courses for Service Personnel (Secondary Level).

By: N/A

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Canadian Legion Educational Services.: 1943

Seller ID: 710


12mo - 18 x 12 cm.; 305 pp. Card stock covers with black lettering on front and back, none on spine. Previous owner's (Institute) stamp on front. Pen scribble on front and pencil notations on last blank page. Copy is slightly cocked with a damp stain on bottom of spine and a wee bit onto text tail edge. General but mild wear and soiling to outsides, inside is clean and book is tight. Overall, a nice copy of a scarce war-time publication. View more info

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Air Raid Precautions Handbook No. 3; Medical Treatment of Gas Casualities.

By: N/A

Price: $5.40

Publisher: London, UK., His Majesty's Stationery Office: 1939

Seller ID: 1254


16mo - 16 x 10.5 cm.; vi - 145 pp. Light tan wraps. Minor wear to edges. 2 small stains to text fore edge near bottom on last ten or so pages. Stated 1st edition on cover but this is the 1939 reprint. Issued by the Home Office, Air Raid Precautions Department. Includes a 5 1/2 page fold out chart: "Outline diagnosis chart for cases due to gas." This is one of a series of handbooks published in the pre war years, 8 in all, that deal with gas attacks and the precau... View more info

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Pre-Aircrew Mathematics; Courses for Service Personnel, Secondary Level.

By: N/A

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Canadian Legion Educational Services: 1942

Seller ID: 1609


16mo - 17.5 x 12 cm.; 313 pages. Blue-green wraps with black lettering. A book designed to prepare service personnel for active duty in the Armed Forces. This one covered the mathematics necessary to work as a member of an air crew. The text edges are soiled and the covers show some edge wear and general soiling. There are a fair number of pencilled notes in this one, somebody was doing their homework - at least for the first few pages. View more info

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We Have Been There.

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, CBC Publications Branch: 1941

Seller ID: 12672


8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; 144 pp. Orange wraps with black lettering over a flat stapled binding. "Authoritative reports by qualified observers who have returned from the war zones as presented over the CBC National Network". In other words - transcripts of war time broadcasts by various journalists etc. Contributors are: Rt. Hon. Malcolm MacDonald, Davidson Dunton, William L. Shirer, Ralph Ingersoll, Col. W. J. Donovan, Brig. Maurice Pope, R. T. Bowman, John Bird, J. ... View more info

Image for Morts Pour la France: Lettres de condamne a mort.

Morts Pour la France: Lettres de condamne a mort.

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Societe des Editions de la France Libre:

Seller ID: 13897


12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; 78 pp. Text is in French. No copyright date but letters dated 1941-1944. A collection of letters written by people executed by the Germans during occupation of France. Some of those whose letters are in this collection: Jean Catelas, Pierre Semard, Paul Gery Gabriel Peri, Henri Martel, Abbe Rene Bonpain, Daniel Decourdeman che, Louis Caron . . . . Paper wraps have a bad water stain on the front and a stain on the back, former owner's name on title p... View more info

Image for Signal Training, Volume IV: Construction and Maintenance of Lines.

Signal Training, Volume IV: Construction and Maintenance of Lines.

By: N/A

Price: $14.40

Publisher: London, UK., His Majesty's Stationary Office.: 1927

Seller ID: 21024


12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; vii - 171 pp. Tan paper over boards with brown cloth on spine. One fold-out drawing of a plug and socket panel facing page 136 and three more fold-outs, two charts and one map, at the back. Previous owner's name (a Corporal Morse of the signal corps) on the inside of the front cover. The book shows moderate wear and soiling with a tear in the cloth spine at the tail. The back free end paper is torn at the tail end of the gutter. Quite clean inside a... View more info

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Dieppe: 1942 - 1982. Souvenir Album / Album-souvenir.

By: N/A

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Veterans Affairs / Affaires des anciens combattants.: 1982

Seller ID: 26200


8vo - 21.5 x 27.5 cm. (oblong).; Glossy pictorial covers with a plastic coil binding. Unpaginated with 66 pages. From the preface by W. Bennett Campbell, the Minster of Veterans at the time: "This souvenir album is dedicated to the members of the Canadian delegation who took part in the pilgrimage commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid in August 1982". A bilingual publication in English and French with 91 captioned black and white photographs. The ... View more info

Image for Christian Science War Time Activities: A Report to the Board of Directors of the Mother Church by the Christian Science War Relief Committee.

Christian Science War Time Activities: A Report to the Board of Directors of the Mother Church by the Christian Science War Relief Committee.

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts., Christian Science Publishing Society.: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26827


8vo - 21.5 x 15 cm.; (2) - 378 pp. Dark blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board along with blind stamped border rules on the front and back boards. The text block head edge is gilt as issued. The fore and tail edges of the text block are untrimmed, again as issued. Illustrated with 35 pages of black and white photographs printed on a coated paper stock. Various lists of workers and committee members are present. A few fore edges of the... View more info

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Billy's Letters from Flanders

By: A Sunny Subaltern (William Gray)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart.: 1916

Seller ID: 25373


12mo - 19 x 12 cm.; 175 pp. Third impression, December, 1916. A very immediate look at a Canadian soldier's life in World War I. These letters were written to and published by Billy's mother. The letters cover a period of time from November 1915 to August 1916; book ends with a moving "Moriturus Te Salutat", to the memory of a fallen comrade referred to only as McCarthy. Brown paper-covered boards with brown cloth spine, gilt spine lettering, brown lettering on f... View more info

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La France sous l'Occupation. (Esprit de la Resistance).

By: Arnoult, Billig, Boudot, Cepede, Cezard, Chers, D'Hoop, Michel, Piatier, Rosier, Scherer, Schmitt.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Paris, France, Presses Universitaires de France: 1959

Seller ID: 12948


8vo - 22.5 x 14 cm.; viii - 194 pp. A collection of 12 articles by the authors listed. The series, "Esprit de la Resistance", is a retrospective look at the Second World War: La Guerre - L'Occupation - La Deportation - La Liberation under the general direction of Henri Michel. The text is in French. Minor wear and soiling to the wraps and some foxing to the text block head edge. Previous owner's name on the first page (half title page). View more info

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The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. Part II, Volume I, Medical History

By: Barnes, Joseph K. and Woodward, Joseph Janvier

Price: $157.50

Publisher: Washington, DC, Government Printing Office: 1879

Seller ID: 1034


4to - 29 x 23 cm.; xii - 869 pp. (11.75" X 10") Green cloth with gold lettering on spine. Spine is faded, front and back boards are spotted and stained mostly on lower halves. 2" tear in spine gutter on front at top. Front hinge is a bit loose otherwise the binding is quite tight. Corners are bumped and worn. Text edges are browned with some foxing throughout the volume. Illustrated with full page glossy plates each with protective tissue. Some staining on ti... View more info

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Props on Her Sleeve: The Wartime Letters of a Canadian Airwoman.

By: Buch, Mary Hawkins (with Carolyn Gossage).

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, Dundurn Press: 1997

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2317


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 161 pp. Buch was a member of the Women's Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and wrote over 150 letters to the Dean of Women at Macdonald College in Ste. Anne de Bellevue. They bring a day to day immediacy to the wartime life, moments of hilarity interspersed with frustration and a sense of urgency about winning the war. Gossage interweaves colourful contextual sidebars. This edition is signed by both Buch and Gossage on the ti... View more info

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A Salvage Sewing Handbook.

By: Garman, Grace

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, John C. Winston.: 1943

Seller ID: 20379


12mo - 18 x 25.5 cm (oblong); 61 - [3] pp. Off white covers with patterned red lettering and main titling in dark blue in a saddle stapled binding. A practical book that arose out of a response to the government's appeal to convert old material into useful articles, this book deals with the salvaging of old garments and using the material to make new items to be distributed by the British War Relief Society of the United States of America. Grace Garman was the chairman o... View more info

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Map Reading for the Soldier.

By: Goodfriend, Captain Arthur.

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Washington, DC., The Infantry Journal: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14070


4to - 25.5 x 18.5 cm.; 101 pp. Staple bound with photographic wraps (yapped edges of approximately .5 cm.). A text adapted from the Army's Elementary Map Reading program along with materials from the Engineer School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The back pocket includes a small protractor, map scale and 5 of the original 7 maps it was issued with: France and Belgium, New York and West Point, Alger, Berlin, "Hand Land". The yapped edges are creased and the covers are... View more info

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Outline of Historical Background of Selective Service and Chronology. (Revised 1965 edition).

By: Hershey, Lt. General Lewis B.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Washington, DC., Selective Service System.: 1965

Seller ID: 22089


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; iv - 66 pp. Tan wraps with black lettering in a saddle stapled binding. "From Biblical days to June 30, 1965". Includes 14 tables of statistics and related information from the Service's files. Mild wear and soiling to the covers and the last page (not numbered and blank) is missing the top fore corner and is quite creased. View more info

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The Chaplain's Scrap Book.

By: Hogg, William B.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois., Chicago Gospel Tabernacle.:

Seller ID: 26767


8vo - 21.5 x 15 cm.; 56 pp. Rebound as a soft cover and not a professional rebinding. No date given but appears to be soon after the Second World War. Author's photograph from the original cover tipped in on the inside of the front cover. William Hogg was a chaplain in the US Army during World War II. The text pages are browned with some minor wear to the edges of a few pages that does not affect any text. Previous owner's pencilled name on the title page. View more info

Image for Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Erster Band: Der europäische Krieg 1939-41. Zweiter Band: Der Weltkrieg 1941-43. Dritter Bamd: Sieg ohne Froeden 1944-45. 3 volumes.

Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Erster Band: Der europäische Krieg 1939-41. Zweiter Band: Der Weltkrieg 1941-43. Dritter Bamd: Sieg ohne Froeden 1944-45. 3 volumes.

By: Jacobsen, Hans-Adolf and Hans Dollinger. (editors).

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Munich, Germany., Verlag Kurt Desch.: 1963

Seller ID: 22165


4to (small) - 25 x 18 cm.; Volume I: Erster Band: Der europäische Krieg 1939-41. 479 - [1] pp. Volume II: Zweiter Band: Der Weltkrieg 1941-43. 478 - [2] pp. Volume III: dritter Band: Sieg ohne Frieden 1944-45. The texts are in German. All are bound in on off-white coarse linen cloth over boards with red lettering on spine and front and with photographic end papers. Profusely illustrated with period photographs along with maps, charts and graphs. The end paper hinges in ... View more info

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Building an Army: Mobilization of Manpower in the Army of the United States.

By: Johnston, Edward S.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania., The Military Service Publishing Co.: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28537


12mo - 19 x 12.5 cm.; xvi - 159 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering and decorations on the front board. Edward Johnston was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Infantry, United States Army and looks at the military readiness of the US Army as it prepares to enter the Second World War. Six page glossary and a 13 page index. The library was an Officer's Mess with fairly minmal and neatly done markings - call number on spine, ownership note on the front paste down end pa... View more info

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To the Green Fields Beyond, A Soldier's Story

By: Jones, Gwilym

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Burnstown, Ontario, General Store Publishing House: 1993

Seller ID: 20877


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; 201 pp. Jones' story of his part of WWII, through Italy into Holland. "His perceptive eye records the telling contrast between grisly military encounters and his between-battles explorations among the architectural and artistic treasures of Europe. . . . thoughtful, humane, somethime humorous." Included in this account are photos, maps of war operations, messages of Generals Alexander and Leese and Montgomery, some poetry by Jones, highlights... View more info

Image for Vsegda s pekhotoi, vsegda s tankami: kratkii istoricheskii ocherk o deistviyakh artillerii v nekotorykh operatsiakh Velikoi otechestvennoi voiny. (In the Service of the Infantry and Tanks).

Vsegda s pekhotoi, vsegda s tankami: kratkii istoricheskii ocherk o deistviyakh artillerii v nekotorykh operatsiakh Velikoi otechestvennoi voiny. (In the Service of the Infantry and Tanks).

By: Kazakov, K. P.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia., Voennoe Izdatel'stvo Ministerstva Oborony SSSR: 1969

Seller ID: 15306


8vo - 20 x 12.5 cm.; 246 pp. Text is in Russian Cyrillic. A brief historical outline of the artillery actions in some of the biggest operations of the Second World War: the battles for Moscow, Stalingrad and Kursk, as well as the Belorussian and Berlin operations. Photos. Black cloth-covered boards have light edgewear, bit of tearing at binding joins on two pages; library markings consist of spine label, stamped text block, attachments on front endpaper.; Ex-Library View more info