975 7 th. armoured division - the desert rats 15.00 forty, george. 1st. ed. 2003, ian allen, 96 pp. isbn 0-7110-2988-1 a handy monograph that covers the story of one of the most famous armoured formations in the british army. founded in egypt in 1940, it gained early successes against the italians and fought in all the campaigns in north africa, tunisia, italy and europe. it's most recent battles in iraq are also covered fully. many photos throughout and colour illustrations. card covers. excellent condition.
294 25 Pounder Field Gun 1939-72 20.00 Henry, Chris. Osprey Publishing, 2002. 48 pp. ISBN 1-84176-350-0 The full story of the most significant artillery piece in the Commonwealth forces in WW2 and beyond. An Osprey monograph. Photos and colour drawings of the gun and its carriers. Card covers. Mint condition.
1289 afrika korps - tanks illustrated - no. 17 10.00 balin, george. 1st. ed. 1985. arms and armour press, 64 pp. isbn 0-85368-692-0 A MAINLY PICTORIAL BOOK EXAMINING THE german and italian tanks and ARMOURED VEHICLES OPERATING IN THE WESTERN DESERT AND TUNISIA. PART OF THE 'TANKS ILLUSTRATED' SERIES OF BOOKS. LOTS OF PHOTOS. CARD COVERS. small fold on lower rear cover. very good CONDITION.
1298 allied tanks in north africa - world war two - tanks illustrated no. 21 10.00 perrett, bryan. 1st. ed 1986. arms and armour press, 64 pp. isbn 0-85368-775-7 a mainly pictorial book examining the british and american armoured vehicles operating in the western desert and tunisia. part of the 'tanks illustrated' series of books. lots of photos. card covers. excellent condition.
1018 ARMOR IN THE WESTERN DESERT 20.00 SPIELBERGER, WALTER & FEIST, UWE. 1ST. ED. 1968, AERO PUBLISHERS, 52 PP. A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXAMINATION OF THE PRINCIPAL GERMAN ARMOUR USED IN THE DESERT FROM GERMAN ARCHIVES. SOME BRITISH TANKS ARE FEATURED ALONG WITH OTHER VEHICLES IMPRESSED INTO GERMAN SERVICE. MANY PHOTOS HAVE NOT BEEN PUBLISHED ELSEWHERE AND IS AN EXCELLENT REFERENCE FOR ARMOUR BUFFS. PHOTOS, COLOUR PROFILES. CARD COVERS. SOME SCUFFS ON SPINE AND ON REAR COVER. VERY GOOD CONDITION.
688 Armour Camouflage and Markings- North Africa 1940-43 20.00 Bradford, George. 1976, Arms and Armour Press, 96 pp. ISBN 0 83568 101 5 A handy reference book detailing camouflage, unit and tactical markings of the British, Commonwealth, American German and Italian armour. Colour paint chips, colour profiles and b/w vehicle photos of examples of various schemes. Hardbound with d/j. Some yellowing of d/j, but otherwise in excellent condition.
886 brazen chariots 25.00 crisp, robert. 1959. frederick muller ltd. 223 pp. an early but well regarded book by the author as he gives a first hand account of tank warfare in the "Crusader" battles in november 1941 with the 8th army's attempt to relieve tobruk. the battle quickly descended into confusion and a breakdown in command. his unit was equipped with 'honey' (stuart) tanks and although fast and agile, the armour was thin and the 37mm. gun even less powerful than the british 2 pdr. losses were heavy and he himself suffered a head wound as the battle ended . hardbound with d/j. very good condition.
889 british and american tanks of world war 2 35.00 chamerlain, peter & ellis, c. 2000. cassell & co., 221 pp. isbn 0-304-35529-1 an excellent and comprehensive reference book of all british and american tanks, gun carriages and specialized vehicles. many photos of each type, including prototypes and experimental versions. scale profiles and other drawings are included. (see 888 below for companion volume on german tanks). laminated card covers. excellent condition.
302 British Anti-tank Artillery 1939-45 20.00 Henry, Chris. Osprey Publications, 1st. ed. 2004. 48 pp. ISBN 1-984176-638-0 Covers the development of anti-tank guns in the British army including self-propelled guns developed from gun tank and truck chassis. Photos and colour drawings of various field and self-propelled guns. Card covers. Mint condition.
788 British Tanks and Fighting Vehicles 1914-1945 30.00 White, B.T. 1st.ed. 1970. Ian Allen, 304 pp. ISBN 0-7110-0123-5 A very handy reference book covering every tank, armoured car and other specialized armoured vehicles developed for the British army. At least one photo of every vehicle and performance data is included. More important vehicles have added information on operational employment how they performed in combat. Photos. Hardbound with d/j. Very good condition.
700 British Tanks in N. Africa 1940-42 10.00 Perrett, Bryan. 1st. ed. 1981, Osprey Publishing, 40 pp. ISBN 0-85045-421-2 An Osprey book covering the formation of armoured units in Egypt, the tanks used in the early battles and then with Sherman’s. Lots of photos, charts and Order of Battle. Coloured profiles depicting camouflage and markings. Card covers. Very good condition.
295 Churchill Infantry Tank 1941-1951 10.00 Perrett, Bryan, et. al. 1993, Osprey Publishing, 48 pp. A full history of the iconic Churchill tank from inception to the Mk. VII. The NA 75 conversion is also covered. Photos and colour drawings of the tank and interior views. Card covers. Mint condition.
269 Codename Swallow: British Sherman Tanks at Alamein 15.00 Oliver, Dennis. 1st. ed. 2004. MMP Publications. 35 pp. ISBN 83-89450-33-X A monograph detailing the units and operations of the Sherman tank at El Alamein. Many photos and several pages of colour profiles of various camouflage schemes, unit and tactical markings. Card covers. Excellent condition.
1278 crusader - cruiser tank 1939-1945 10.00 fletcher, david & p. sarson. 1st. ed. 1995. osprey publications, 48 pp. isbn 1-85532-512-8 an osprey book describing the design, development and operational use of the crusader tank. the design was rushed into service in north africa and quickly showed it had several faults. however, it led to the more successful cromwell and comet tanks that were so useful in normandy. many photos, b/w and colour illustrations. card covers, excellent condition.
888 encyclopedia of german tanks of world war two 35.00 chamberlain, peter & doyle, h. 1999. cassell & co. 272 pp. isbn 1-85409-518-8 an excellent and complete reference book detailing all german and modified captured vehicles used by the germans. all tanks, self propelled guns, recovery vehicles, etc. have several photos and technical descriptions for each type. (see 889 above for companion volume on british tanks), laminated card covers. front cover has slight bend mark, otherwise in excellent condition.
701 FOCUS ON ARMOUR AND CAMOUFLAGE – NO.1 Germany - North Africa 10.00 Jones, Kenneth. 1st. ed. 1977. Almark Press, 36 pp. ISBN 0-85524-279-5 This book covers camouflage and markings of the Afrika Korps including soft skinned vehicles, tactical flags, etc. Aimed primarily at modellers it is still a handy reference as it includes b/w profiles, colour profiles and photos of tanks and vehicles. Card covers. Some sun fade on spine and scuffs on covers. Good condition.
540 German Artillery of World War Two 50.00 Hogg, Ian. 1st. ed. 1975. Arms and Armour Press, 304 pp. ISBN0-88254-311-3 A complete listing of all artillery used by the German army and Luftwaffe. Each gun has a description, specifications and performance data. Almost all have a photo. There is also a section on ammunition. An indispensable reference. Hardbound with d/j. Some chips on d/j with small loss on top of spine. Signature of original owner on flyleaf. Excellent condition.
267 German Tanks and Armoured Vehicles 1914-1945 25.00 White, B.T. 1st. ed. 1968, Arco Publishing, 112 pp. A complete history of German AFV including captured vehicles incorporated into the Wehrmacht. Fully illustrated with at least one photo per type. Hardbound, no d/j. Small bumps to bottom of spine. Otherwise in very good condition.
887 great tank scandal pt. 1 - british armour in WW 2 30.00 fletcher, david. 1st. ed. 1989. HMSO books, 141 pp. isbn 0-11-290460-2 an examination of british tank design leading up to ww 2 and the indecision of government, top military leaders and pressure from industry leaders that resulted in british armour being inferior to german designs and tactical use. although things got better over time, it was still a long process to appreciate the lessons learned and apply them to new designs. this volume ends at dieppe, the lowest point of british fortunes. lots of photos and illustrations. laminated card covers. excellent condition.
482 GUNNERS – SAGA OF THE RHODESIAN ARTILLERYMEN 1939-45 40.00 “TORT”, 1ST.ED. 1947. S. RHODESIAN ARTILLERY ASSOCIATION. 383 PP. A UNIQUE PRIVATELY COMMISSIONED BOOK DETAILING THE WW2 EXPERIENCES OF RHODESIAN GUNNERS. THEY FOUGHT IN SOMALIA, ETHIOPIA, NORTH AFRICA, ITALY, GERMANY AND THE FAR EAST. EACH BATTERY OR UNIT RAISED IS COVERED AND THE CAMPAIGNS IT FOUGHT IN. PHOTOS THROUGHOUT AND IS A UNIQUE VOLUME SINCE THE COUNTRY NO LONGER EXISTS! HARDBOUND WITH D/J. D/J HAS SOME LOSSES AND CHIPS BUT NOW PROTECTED WITH PLASTIC COVER. THE BOOK IS UNDAMAGED AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
512 GUNNERS- WORLD WAR 2. 166TH. NEWFOUNDLAND FIELD REGT. RA. 55.00 CHAFE, EDWARD. 1ST. ED. 1987. CREATIVE PRINTERS. 162 PP A HISTORY OF A ROYAL ARTILLERY REGIMENT RAISED IN NEWFOUNDLAND THAT SERVED IN TUNIS AND LATER ITALY. THE BOOK CONTAINS NEARLY 500 PHOTOS, MOSTLY PERSONAL ONES OF THE MEN AND EQUIPMENT USED AND INCLUDES SOME FROM A SISTER REGIMENT, THE 57TH.HEAVY REGT. THERE IS ALSO A OF PHOTOS OF HEADSTONES OF THOSE KILLED IN ACTION. A REMARKABLE VISUAL RECORD. SEE ALSO LISTING 525 ON THE SAME UNIT. HARDBOUND WITH D/J. EXCELLENT CONDITION. (see also 525 in unit histories for 166th. Nfld. Artillery)
404 JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY, VOL. 70, 1943. 30.00 NO AUTHOR, 1ST.ED. 1943, ROYAL ARTILLERY INSTITUTION, 316 PP. A BOUND VOLUME OF THE RA JOURNAL COVERING SOME 19TH. CENTURY TOPICS BUT MAINLY ON WW1 AND WW2 ISSUES. COVERS VARIOUS INNOVATIONS, DEVELOPMENTS AND COOPERATION WITH INFANTRY AS WARFARE CHANGED. LOTS OF TECHNICAL DETAIL THAT EXPLAINS THE ROLE OF ARTILLERY. FORMER US ARMY LIBRARY VOLUME WITH SOME INK STAMPS AND SEAL. COLOUR PAINTINGS REPRODUCTIONS AND SEVERAL B/W MAPS. HARDBOUND, NO D/J. EXCELLENT CONDITION.
696 Lee / Grant Tanks in British Service 10.00 Perrett, Bryan. 1st. ed. 1978. Osprey Publishing, 40 pp. ISBN 0-85045-142-6 An Osprey book covering the Lee/Grant tanks used in North Africa and the Far East. Photos and maps. Colour illustrations of the interior, camouflage and markings. Card covers. Excellent condition.
301 M3 & M5 Stuart Light Tank 10.00 Zaloga, Steven. Osprey Publications. 1st. ed. 1999, 48 pp. ISBN 1-85532-911-5 An Osprey monograph of the US Stuart light tank in its many forms from pre-war to its final version. it was upgraded as the war progressed and remained in service in the british and u.s. armies to the end of the war. Photos, profiles, colour drawings of camouflage schemes. Card covers. Mint condition.
296 Medium Tank M3 to M3A5 General Lee/ Grant (“Tanks in Detail, no.4”) 25.00 Gander, Terry. Ian Allen Publishing, 1st. ed. 2003. 96 pp. ISBN 0-7110-2983-0 A comprehensive study of the Lee/Grant tank including the Canadian Ram and Sexton variants. Many photos and interior details. Colour drawings of unit and tactical markings. Card covers
292 Panzers in the Balkans and Italy 15.00 Quarrie, Bruce. 1ST. ED. 1981, Patrick Stevens, 96 pp. ISBN 0 85059 457 X Primarily a photographic history of panzers and captured tanks used by the Germans against partisans and later the Allied landings. Profusely illustrated with some descriptive text. Card covers. Name of original owner stamped in small letters inside front cover. A small scuff on lower spine, otherwise in very good condition.
864 panzers in the desert 15.00 quarrie bruce. 1st. ed. 1978. patrick stevens, 96 pp. a photographic history of panzers in north africa. there is a brief synopsis of the guns and armour as well as the uniforms worn. many photos. card covers. top and bottom of spine have some scuffs. otherwise in very good condition.
525 PERHAPS THEY LEFT US UP THERE? 20.00 LAKE, HAROLD, 1ST.ED. 1995. HARRY CUFF PUBLICATIONS. 205 PP. ISBN 0-921191-96-0 A PERSONAL REMINISCENCE OF NEWFOUNDLANDER’S CONTRIBUTION IN WW2. THIS BOOK DETAILS THE HISTORY OF THE 166TH. (NEWFOUNDLAND) FIELD REG’T. ROYAL ARTILLERY. PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATIONS. (SEE ALSO LISTING 512 ON THE SAME UNIT). CARD COVERS. EXCELLENT CONDITION.
885 PRESS ON REGARDLESS 40.00 WILSON, EDWARD, 1ST. ED. 2003. SPELLMOUNT LTD. 526 PP. ISBN 1086227-217-4 THE STORY OF THE BRITISH 5TH ROYAL TANK REGIMENT IN WW2. AFTER A SHORT POSTING TO FRANCE IN 1940, IT WAS SENT OT NORTH AFRICA AS PART OF THE 7TH ARMOURED DIVISION. IT PLAYED A KEY ROLE AT EL ALAMEIN AND FOUGHT ON TO TUNIS. LATER IT LANDED IN SALERNO AND TOOK PART IN THE CAPTURE OF NAPLES AND FINALLY LANDED IN NORMANDY AND REMAINED IN ACTION UNTIL THE END OF THE WAR. PHOTOS AND MAPS. HARDBOUND WITH D/J. NEAR MINT CONDITION.
profile publications - (monographs)
890 Profile publications - volume 2 - british afv 1919-40 45.00 crow, duncan (ed.), 1st. ed. 1970. profile publications, 176 pp. isbn 0-85383-001-0 a bound volume of the well known 'Profiles" series. this book has only british tanks and AFV's grouped in one volume starting with the experimental types post ww1 and includes the valentine, matilda and tetrarch tanks used in ww2. armoured cars and carriers are included. each type has a colour 3 view and many photos. hardbound with d/j. excellent condition.
892 PROFILE PUBLICATIONS - NO. 4 - light tanks m1 - m5 10.00 CHAMBERLAIN, PETER & C. ELLIS ONE OF THE "ARMOUR IN PROFILE" BOOKLETS WITH SIMILAR FORMAT. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE VEHICLE WITH TECHNICAL DATA AND COLOUR PROFILE. card COVERS (newer large FORMAT). STAPLED, sticker removed from front with slight loss. GOOD CONDITION.
893 PROFILE PUBLICATIONS - NO. 8 - crusader - cruiser mark vi 10.00 CHAMBERLAIN, PETER & C. ELLIS ONE OF THE "ARMOUR IN PROFILE" BOOKLETS WITH SIMILAR FORMAT. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE VEHICLE WITH TECHNICAL DATA AND COLOUR PROFILE. CARD COVERS (NEWER LARGE FORMAT). STAPLED, stickers on front cover. GOOD CONDITION.
894 PROFILE PUBLICATIONS - NO. 10 chenillette lorraine 10.00 CHAMBERLAIN, PETER & C. ELLIS ONE OF THE "ARMOUR IN PROFILE" BOOKLETS WITH SIMILAR FORMAT. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE VEHICLE WITH TECHNICAL DATA AND COLOUR PROFILE. PAPER COVERS (OLDER SMALL FORMAT). STAPLED, GOOD CONDITION.
895 PROFILE PUBLICATIONS - NO. 11 m3 medium (lee/grant) 10.00 CHAMBERLAIN, PETER & C. ELLIS ONE OF THE "ARMOUR IN PROFILE" BOOKLETS WITH SIMILAR FORMAT. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE VEHICLE WITH TECHNICAL DATA AND COLOUR PROFILE. CARD COVERS (NEWER LARGE FORMAT). STAPLED, bend in front cover. GOOD CONDITION.
896 PROFILE PUBLICATIONS - NO. 14 m13/40 10.00 CHAMBERLAIN, PETER & C. ELLIS ONE OF THE "ARMOUR IN PROFILE" BOOKLETS WITH SIMILAR FORMAT. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE VEHICLE WITH TECHNICAL DATA AND COLOUR PROFILE. PAPER COVERS (OLDER SMALL FORMAT). STAPLED, GOOD CONDITION.
897 PROFILE PUBLICATIONS - NO. 21 armoured cars 10.00 CHAMBERLAIN, PETER & C. ELLIS ONE OF THE "ARMOUR IN PROFILE" BOOKLETS WITH SIMILAR FORMAT. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE VEHICLE WITH TECHNICAL DATA AND COLOUR PROFILE. CARD COVERS (NEWER LARGE FORMAT). STAPLED, booklet BENt through middle (from being mailed?). GOOD CONDITION.
898 PROFILE PUBLICATIONS - NO. 29 m4 medium (sherman) 10.00 CHAMBERLAIN, PETER & C. ELLIS ONE OF THE "ARMOUR IN PROFILE" BOOKLETS WITH SIMILAR FORMAT. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE VEHICLE WITH TECHNICAL DATA AND COLOUR PROFILE. CARD COVERS (NEWER LARGE FORMAT). STAPLED, GOOD CONDITION.
898 PROFILE PUBLICATIONS - NO. 30 ARMOURED CARS - MARMON HERRINGTON, (AND OTHERS) 10.00 CHAMBERLAIN, PETER & C. ELLIS ONE OF THE "ARMOUR IN PROFILE" BOOKLETS WITH SIMILAR FORMAT. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE VEHICLE WITH TECHNICAL DATA AND COLOUR PROFILE. CARD COVERS (NEWER LARGE FORMAT). STAPLED, GOOD CONDITION.
1299 sherman tank in british service 1942-45 10.00 sanders, john, 1st. ed. 1982. osprey publishing, 40 pp. isbn 0-85045-3615 when the sherman was introduced into 8th army in 1942, the british had a battle winning tank for the first time. the sherman's introduction and transformation in british service is fully described. photos, colour illustrations. card covers. excellent condition
691 Source Book of Military Wheeled Vehicles 15.00 Vanderveen, Bart (ed.). 1st. ed. 1972. Ward Lock Ltd. 144 pp. ISBN 0-7063-1285-6 A useful reference book covering most of the important vehicles used by the military since the First World War. Armoured and soft skinned vehicles are represented with a photo and technical data and a brief history of its operation. Hardbound with d/j. D/j has a crease on top of front page. Very good condition. 430 TO THE LAST ROUND – SOUTH NOTTS HUSSARS 1939-45 30.00 HART, PETER. 1ST. ED. 1996. LEO COOPER LTD. 223 PP. ISBN 0-85052-514-4 THE STORY OF A YEOMANRY REGIMENT FIRST RAISED IN 1794. IN WW1 IT WAS SERVING AS CAVALRY IN EGYPT AND PALESTINE, LATER BEING TRANSFERRED TO THE MACHINE GUN CORPS. BY WW2, IT WAS AN ARTILLERY REGIMENT. IT FOUGHT IN NORTH AFRICA AND WAS ALL BUT WIPED OUT DURING THE GAZALA BATTLES IN 1942 BEING ORDERED TO FIGHT TO THE LAST ROUND IN AN ATTEMPT TO STOP ROMMEL’S PANZERS. A FEW ESCAPED, BUT MOST WERE TAKEN AS POW’S. THE REGIMENT WAS REFORMED IN 1944 AS A MEDIUM ARTILLERY REGIMENT. MANY PHOTOS AND MAPS. HARDBOUND WITH D/J. MINT CONDITION.
290 US Armoured Units in the North African and Italian Campaigns 1942-45 10.00 Zaloga, Steven. Osprey Publications. 1st. ed. 2006, 96 pp. ISBN 1-841760996-5 An Osprey monograph describing the formation and deployment of US armour in its first real test and the evolution of formations in light of early battles. Photos, some in colour, maps, organization diagrams. Card covers. Some sun fading on spine, otherwise in excellent condition.