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Ships Mean Life

By: Strange, Commander William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Navy League of Canada: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012745

Condition: Good to Very Good


Outlines the organization, and gives examples of large and small craft, including H.M.S. King George V, cruisers, and the little ships, as well as a chapter on the merchant seamen. Pasted inside the rear cover is a news photo of H.M.S. Uganda, Canada's first cruiser. 64 pp. View more info

3 Troop

By: Sullivan, Captain (ret.) C. Malcolm

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., Self-published: 1998

Edition: First

Seller ID: 012091

ISBN: 0-9683384-0-2

Condition: New


Original new trade paperback. A fighting unit of a Canadian (Ontario) Tank Squadron in Italy and Holland. In storage since publication. Clean and odorless. 195 pp. plus three detailed appendices. Signed by the author. View more info

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Holiday Sailor

By: Tackline

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Hollis and Carter: 1945

Edition: First Published in 1945

Seller ID: 000393

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine only. DJ has three small missing portions at bottom and taped repairs inside(See scan). Still very good, with P.O.N. the only book fault. "What kind of life are the men in the Navy leading? For just a brief space it lifts the curtain upon life on the lower deck as seen by a raw recruit, and against the dramatic background of the war 'Tackline' shows the human scene which unfolds itself from day to day." - DJ. 20... View more info

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The Boys' Camp Manual; A Handbook of Military and All-Round Training

By: Taylor, Charles K.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., Century: 1917

Edition: First, Not Stated

Seller ID: 000654

Condition: Very Good


Original yellow cloth decorated in black and blue on boards, no DJ. Lots of photos to illustrate this gung-ho manual of physical training and discipline, from how to build a camp cot to "right shoulder arms." Hinges re-glued. 236 pp. View more info

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US Navy Carrier Aircraft Colors; Units, Colours,Markings, and Operations During World War 2

By: Thomas, Geoff

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Surrey, England, Air Research Publications: 1989

Edition: First(No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 011194

ISBN: 1-871187-03-6

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. 1940-45 period. Users of this book can use it to decipher symbols used by various units, to identify units, aircraft carriers, and even the actual battle being fought. A history of the air war at sea and details of Task Forces in the Pacific. No writing or damage. 96 pp. View more info

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The Book of History; The World's Greatest War, Volume XIV

By: Thompson, Holland (Ph.D.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Educational Book Co., Limited: 1921

Seller ID: 010649

Condition: Good


Blue cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. School library stamp. Pp. 650-850 light ly wrinkled. 737 pp., approx. View more info

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Clash of the Carriers; The True Story of the Mariana Turkey Shoot of World War II

By: Tillman, Barrett

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., New American Library/Caliber: 2005

Seller ID: 008396

Condition: Near Fine


Original black paper boards. No writing or damage. Describes a day in June, 1944, in which American pilots destroyed over 300 Japanese planes in 8 hours. Foreword by Stephen Coonts raises grave questions as to America's ability to duplicate this feat should it become necessary again. 348 pp. View more info

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The Naval Chronicle; The Contemporary Record of the Royal Navy at War Volume IV 1807-1810

By: Tracy, Nicholas (Ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, Pa., Stackpole Books: 1999

Edition: First North American Edition Stated

Seller ID: 011889

ISBN: 0-8117-1108-0

Condition: Near Fine


Brown cloth on boards. No writing or damage. DJ protected by mylar wrap. Indexed in Volume V. 407 pp. View more info

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Stephen Decatur; A Life Most Bold and Daring

By: Tucker, Spencer

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press: 2005

Edition: First Printing Stated.

Seller ID: 011893

ISBN: 1-55750-999-9

Condition: Near Fine


Blue paper boards. Known for burning the captured Philadelphia and for losing his life in a duel, Decatur was the youngest man ever promoted to Captain. No writing or damage. 245 pp. View more info

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When the Prussians Came to Poland; The Experiences of an American Woman During the German Invasion

By: Turkczynowicz, Laura De Gozdawa

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1916

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 009753

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Light olive cloth on boards. Previous owner's name and date. 10-12 small marginal foxing spots. Picture yourself in this situation, "Fancy sewing a bandage from your own stockings by the light of a candle held by a soldier, himself wounded - in a cattle car - speeding through the night, not knowing what would happen the next moment !" - P. 43. All illustrations present. 281 pp. View more info

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Gunfire on the Lakes; The Naval War of 1812-1814 on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain

By: Unknown

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canadian War Museum/National Museum of Man: 1977

Seller ID: 005444

Condition: Very Good


Original staple bound booklet in English and French. Fairly detailed account of the war illustrated by drawings of various ships and related paraphernalia. 33 pp. plus blank Notes pages. View more info

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Lectures on Military Dentistry; Revised Edition

By: Various Authorities

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Med. Dept. U.S. Army: 1943

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 001498

Condition: Good


Original salmon soft cover. No DJ. Small hole through front cover to p. 50. SEE PHOTO. Small note glued inside front cover, probably ex-base library, dated 1943. No marks or tears. Sixteen lectures by various medical/dental officers, covering all aspects of jaw injuries, wounds of the face, shock, chemotherapy, bone, tracheotomy, dietary management, and sectional splints. 105 pp. View more info

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Canada in the Great World War; Six-Volume Set

By: Various Authorities

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Toronto, United Publishers of Canada: 1921

Edition: Memorial Edition

Seller ID: 011917

Condition: Good Plus


If you've been watching the Vimy news, here's the rest of the story ! Volumes in order are Military History of Canada; Days of Preparation; Guarding the Channel Ports; The Turn of the Tide; The Triumph of the Allies; and Special Services, Heroic Deeds, Etc. All of the six volumes have some cover edge wear, but are holding together and are easily handled. Previous owner's name in each. About 410 pp. including index each volume. Heavy books will need extra postage. No care... View more info

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Recollections of the Crimean Campaign and the Expedition to Kinburn in 1855

By: Vieth, Frederick Harris D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Montreal, John Lovell & Son, Limited: 1913

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 006367

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original brown cloth lettered in gold on boards. Ink spots on spine. Previous owner's name. Gives the feeling of an autobiography rather than a report on the war, since more than the latter half is given to activities after returning to Nova Scotia. Nevertheless, both parts of the account have historical merit, and should be of worth to students of the Crimean War as well as to those interested in Nova Scotia's history. Hunters and fishermen should enjoy the last hal... View more info

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Annals of a Fortress

By: Viollet-Le-Duc, E.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, James R. Osgood and Company: 1876

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 009681

Condition: Good Plus


Deep violet cloth on beveled boards with gilt panel. Translated by Benjamin Bucknell, Architect. The best capsule description of this interesting work comes from Jay Worthington in Cabinet Magazine: "Writing in 1874, in the immediate aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War, Viollet-Le-Duc approached his subject by imagining the history of an invented Burgundian hilltop town....The book's plans and drawings... provide an excellent capsule history of the evolving state ... View more info

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The British Army from Within (By One Who Has Served in It)

By: Vivian, E. Charles (Charles "Henry" Cannell)

Price: $27.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1914

Edition: First

Seller ID: 007435

Condition: Very Good


Original bright red cloth lettered and bordered in black on boards. This author used several pseudonyms, and was known for fantasy and science fiction works. This book seems to be a straightforward report on the British army in 1914, which was in a state of flux. No evidence was found of the author's military service, and no synopses were located. No writing or damage, although endpapers are tanned. Presumed First Edition, since only one additional publisher was fo... View more info

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I Count Only the Sunny Hours; Memories of an Army Wife

By: Walker, Simone

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., New Brunswick Consortium of Professional Writers: 1998

Edition: First Printing, September, 1998

Seller ID: 001429

Condition: As New


Original plastic coil binding on card covers. No DJ. As new. This book is about those wives who, usually with young families, supported their servicemen-husbands during their nomadic careers in Canada's post-World War II military. From her viewing of the ill-fated Hindenburg in 1936 to the building of a retirement home in 1968, Simone Walker recalls the "sunny hours" of following her husband from one end of Canada to the other, and back, with as many as seven... View more info

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The War of the Revolution (In Two Volumes)

By: Ward, Christopher

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Macmillan Company: 1952

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006565

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards, two volumes in slipcase. No writing or damage. Heavy, so please allow for extra postage. Volume I deals with The War in the North. Volume II picks up with the clashes at Fort Stanwix, carries to the last invasion of the New York border, and then changes to consider The War in the South. Volume I has 475 pp, while Volume II continues the story and ends at p. 989, including the index. View more info

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The War; An Intimate History 1941-1945

By: Ward, Geoffrey C. And Burns, Ken

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., Alfred A. Knopf: 2007

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 004981

ISBN: 0307262839

Condition: Near Fine


Original black paper boards backed in black cloth. A main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, the History Book Club, and the Military Book Club. A large, heavy book which will require extra postage. 451 pp. View more info

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The Glorious First of June

By: Warner, Oliver

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, B. T. Batsford, Ltd.: 1961

Edition: First - First Published 1961

Seller ID: 009531

Condition: Good Plus


Blue cloth on boards. Inch slit to lower spine. Previous owner's name. One of the most fascinating fleet battles of the age of sail, between Admiral Lord Howe and Villaret de Joyeuse of the French Navy, May 28-June 1, 1794. Previous owner's name. 184 pp. View more info