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Official History 1939-1945 Official History 1939-1945   51 Books
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Diagrammatic Representation of Certain Phases of the War. 1st Ed.,, 39pp. coloured charts plus dup. typecsript notes facing. HMSO, for Offices of the Cabinet Chief of Staff Committee: January 1946, Printed by Photographic Branch, Air Ministry, London. 1946  #60192
[HLMainPic] A large, slim volume, 50x40cm approx., with an introductory note explaining that "Within the Offices of the War Cabinet many aspects of the war... have been recorded in graphical form... In this paper the graphs of C.O.S. (44) 938 (O) have been completed to the end of the war in Europe & other subjects have been added which may be of historical interest..." Includes fascinating charts re strengths of the forces, casualties, war production, U-Boats (Estimated Number Available & Operational), Aircraft Production, Flying Bombs, imports & exports, cost of living & more. Orig. printed paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip, small neat stamps of Kensington Public Libraries facing index page, o/w VG, unmarked & scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £125
Paiforce: The Official Story of the Persia and Iraq Command 1941-1946. 1st Ed., 137pp., 22 photos., 8 maps. VG in sl. chipped dw. HMSO. 1948  #59996
[HLMainPic] Orig. brown cloth, gilt, VG in sl. chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
The R.C.A.F. Overseas: The Fifth Year. 1st Ed., xviii+404pp., several hundred photos. (inc. many portraits). VG in chipped dw. Toronto: OUP. 1945  #55580
[HLMainPic] Official account of the Royal Canadian Air Force, this volume covering Sept. 1943-Aug. 1944, Bomber Command, invasion of Europe &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, sp. sl. spotted o/w VG in chipped dw. see illustration on our website.   £35
Ministry of Defence (Navy) War With Japan. Vols. I & II, III, IV & V, VI: Background to the War; Defensive Phase; The Campaigns in the Solomons & New Guinea; The South-East Asia Operations & Central Pacific Advance; The Blockade of Japan; The Advance to Japan. 1st Trade Ed., 6 Vols. bound in 4, around 1500pp. in all + 4 accompanying mapcases containing num. fldg. plans &c. HMSO. 1995  #59575
[HLMainPic] First general publication of British Naval Staff Histories of the war in the Far East. which were originally issued for official use only. Includes the war in the Pacific, Singapore & Hong Kong, Burma inc. Arakan ops., Reconquest of Burma &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG (without dws, but panels of dws mounted to eps). Scarce set. See illustration on our website.   £145
BAKER (J.V.T.) The New Zealand People at War: War Economy. 1st Ed., xvi+660pp., approx. 60 photos., 89 charts. Wellington: War History Branch. 1965  #45348
Interesting volume of the New Zealand Official History includes defence construction, industry & farming, war contracts, food exports (to Britain &c.), problems of supply, fuel, trade, &c. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG.   £25
DONNISON (F.S.V.) British Military Administration in the Far East 1943-46. 1st Ed., xviii+483pp., 8 fldg. & 2 sketch maps. VG ex-lib. in dw. HMSO. 1956  #54418
Burma, Malaya, Indo-China & Indonesia. VG ex-lib. in dw.   £25
DONNISON (F.S.V., CBE) Civil Affairs and Military Government: Central Organization & Planning. 1st Ed., xvii+400pp. VG ex-lib. in dw. HMSO. 1966  #59390
[HLMainPic] The occupation & government of both enemy territories captured & friendly territories liberated. VG ex-lib in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
EHRMAN (John) Grand Strategy. Vol. VI: Oct. 1944-Aug. 1945. 1st Ed., xvi+422pp., 10 plates, 6 fldg. maps., ep maps. HMSO. 1956  #55031
[HLMainPic] NW Europe & South-East Asia. Orig. green cloth, VG ex-Evening Standard lib. See illustration on our website.   £20
FERGUSON (Sheila) & FITZGERALD (Hilde) Studies in the Social Services. 1st Ed., ix+367pp. VG ex-lib. in dw. HMSO. 1954  #52071
[HLMainPic] A volume in the Civil Series. Welfare of children, problem of illegitimacy, &c. Orig. cloth, VG ex-lib. in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
FERGUSON (Sheila) & FITZGERALD (Hilde) Studies in the Social Services. 1st Ed., ix+367pp. HMSO. 1954  #54957
A volume in the Civil Series. Welfare of children, problem of illegitimacy, &c. Orig. cloth, VG ex-lib.   £14

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