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Official History 1939-1945 Official History 1939-1945   34 Books
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AUPHAN (Rear Admiral Paul) & MORDAL (Jacques) The French Navy in World War II. 1st Eng. Ed., xvi+413pp., 32 photos., 13 charts & diagrams (inc. eps.). VG in chipped dw. Annapolis: US Naval Institute. 1959  #65319
[HLMainPic] First complete account of French naval operations based in part on official records. VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £45
BUTLER (J.R.M.) Grand Strategy. Volume II: September 1939-June 1941. 1st Ed., xix+603pp., 3 plates, 19 fldg. maps., ep maps. HMSO. 1957  #66197
[HLMainPic] From the outbreak of war inc. expansion of the Forces, early moves in the Middle East, Norwegian Campaign, 1940 campaign in France &c. Orig. cloth, VG with armorial bookplate of Bernard Edward Fergusson, plus his tipped-in review of this book for 'The Scotsman.' Note: Bernard Fergusson, 1911-1980, was commissioned in the Black Watch in 1931. In October 1943 he was promoted to acting brigadier & given command of the 16th Infantry Brigade, which was converted into a Chindit formation for operations in the deep jungles of Burma miles behind Japanese lines. He commanded this brigade throughout the Chindit operations of 1944 before becoming Director of Combined Operations from 1945-46. He retired from military service in 1958. He was Governor-General of New Zealand, 1962-67, & raised to the peerage as Lord Ballantrae. Interesting copy previously owned by a distinguished Chindit brigade commander. See illustrations on our website.   £75
CREW (F.A.E., FRS) The Army Medical Services, Campaigns, Volume II: Hong Kong, Malaya, Iceland & the Faroes, Libya, 1942-1943, North-West Africa. 1st Ed., xxxvii+537pp., 20 plates, 66 sketch maps & diagrams, 93 tables. VG ex-lib. in dw. HMSO. 1957  #67118
[HLMainPic] Much of value, with excellent photos., maps &c. from the Far East to the Western Desert & Tunisian campaigns. Orig. cloth, VG ex-lib. in dw, & scarce (1000 copies printed). See illustration on our website.   £120
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
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
GUPTA (S.C., MA) Official History of the Indian Armed Forces in the Second World War 1939-45. History of the Indian Air Force 1933-45. 1st Ed., xx+194pp., 26 photos., 14 maps & charts (10 fldg.). VG in chipped dw. Delhi: Combined Inter-Services Historical Section. 1961  #61730
[HLMainPic] Largely Burma campaign. Roll of awards to IAF officers. Among the scarcer volumes in the excellent Indian official history series. Orig. blue cloth, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £125
HALL (D.O.W.) Women at War. 1st Ed., orig. illus. wraps., 32pp., 4to, photos., maps & diagrams. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ. 1948  #52079
[HLMainPic] One of a series of official publications designed "to present aspects of New Zealand's part in the Second World War which will not receive detailed treatment in the campaign volumes & which are considered either worthy of special notice or typical of many phases of our war experience. The series is illustrated with material which would otherwise seldom see publication." This volume contains an illustrated record of the work of NZ Wrens, WAAC, WAAF &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
HALL (D.O.W.) Prisoners of Italy. 1st Ed., orig. illus. wraps., 32pp., 4to, photos. & sketches. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ. 1949  #52080
[HLMainPic] One of a series of official publications designed "to present aspects of New Zealand's part in the Second World War which will not receive detailed treatment in the campaign volumes & which are considered either worthy of special notice or typical of many phases of our war experience. The series is illustrated with material which would otherwise seldom see publication." This volume contains an illustrated record of the experiences of NZ PoWs in camps in Italy. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
HALL (D.O.W.) Escapes. 1st Ed., orig. illus. wraps., 32pp., 4to, photos. & sketches. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ. 1949  #52083
[HLMainPic] One of a series of official publications designed "to present aspects of New Zealand's part in the Second World War which will not receive detailed treatment in the campaign volumes & which are considered either worthy of special notice or typical of many phases of our war experience. The series is illustrated with material which would otherwise seldom see publication." This volume contains an illustrated record of the experiences of NZ escapers from camps in Greece, Crete, Germany &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
HALL (D.O.W.) Prisoners of Japan. 1st Ed., orig. illus. wraps., 32pp., 4to, photos. & sketches. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ. 1949  #66739
[HLMainPic] One of a series of official publications designed "to present aspects of New Zealand's part in the Second World War which will not receive detailed treatment in the campaign volumes & which are considered either worthy of special notice or typical of many phases of our war experience. The series is illustrated with material which would otherwise seldom see publication." This volume contains an illustrated record of the experiences of NZ PoWs in camps in Singapore, Thailand &c., including work on the Burma Railway. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25

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