spanish civil war / ethiopia - other misc. subjects
822 DAYS OF EMPEROR AND CLOWN – ITALO-ETHIOPIAN WAR 25.00 DUGAN, JAMES & L. LAFORE. 1ST. ED. 1973. DOUBLEDAY & CO., 382 PP. ISBN 0-385-04608-1 MUSSOLINI INVADED ETHIOPIA ON A FALSE PRETEXT TO ENHANCE HIS REPUTATION AND to CARVE OUT AN AFRICAN EMPIRE. THE ETHIOPIANS FOUGHT BACK CAUSING THE ITALIANS TO LOOK POORLY PREPARED AND weak militarily. ONLY by RESORTING TO POISON GAS AND indiscriminate aerial BOMBING DID THEY PREVAIL. THIS COVERS THE MILITARY AND POLITICAL EVENTS IN DETAIL. PHOTOS AND MAPS. HARDBOUND WITH D/J. VERY GOOD CONDITION.
819 ERITREA 1941 25.00 BARKER, A.J. 1ST. ED. 1966. FABER AND FABER, 248 PP. THE STORY OF THE FIRST MAJOR VICTORY OF BRITISH FORCES OVER THE ITALIANS. WITH LITTLE IN THE WAY OF RESOURCES, THE BRITISH TOOK THE INITIATIVE AND SUCCESSFULLY COUNTERATTACKED FROM THE SUDAN LEADING TO the COLLAPSE OF THE ITALIAN FORCES. THIS THEN LED TO THE RECAPTURE OF THE rest of the ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN EMPIRE. A SOMEWHAT FORGOTTEN STORY. PHOTOS AND MAPS. EX-LIB. COPY WITH 2 STAMPS ON FLYLEAF. HARDBOUND WITH D/J. VERY GOOD CONDITION.
820 ITALIAN INVASION OF ABYSSINIA 1935-36 10.00 NICOLLE, DAVID & R. RUGGERI. 1ST. ED. 1997. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS PRESS, 48 PP. ISBN 1-85532-692-2 AN OSPREY BOOK COVERING THE ITALIAN INVASION OF ETHIOPIA. FULL OF PHOTOS AND COLOUR PLATES OF UNIFORMS, CHARTS, MAPS AND ORDER OF BATTLE. AN EXCELLENT OVERVIEW. CARD COVERS. EXCELLENT CONDITION.
821 lion by the tail 25.00 COFFEY, THOMAS. 1ST. ED. 1974. VIKING PRESS, 369 PP. THE OFTEN FORGOTTEN WAR THAT LED TO THE FAILURE OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS. THE ITALIANS INVADED ETHIOPIA AND DESPITE PLEAS FROM EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE NOTHING WAS DONE TO HELP. THE ETHIOPIANS PUT UP A TREMENDOUS FIGHT DESPITE LACKING MODERN WEAPONS AND AIRCRAFT. ONLY BY RESORTING TO HEAVY BOMBING AND USING MUSTARD GAS DID THE ITALIANS force the ethiopians to surrender. PHOTOS AND MAPS. HARDBOUND WITH D/J. VERY GOOD CONDITION.
336 RAPE OF ETHIOPIA 1936 5.00 BARKER, A.J. 1ST. ED. 1971, 160 PP. a BALLANTINE POLITICS IN ACTION BOOK, NO. 4. AN INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF AN OFT FORGOTTEN WAR. THE ITALIANS EXPECTED AN EASY VICTORY GIVEN THEIR TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANTAGES BUT FOUND THE ETHIOPIANS STUBBORN AND SKILLFUL OPPONENTS. ONLY BY RESORTING TO USE OF MUSTARD GAS AND HEAVY AERIAL BOMBARDMENT DID THE ITALIANS FINALLY SUBDUE THE ETHIOPIANS. WELL ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOS, MAPS AND DRAWINGS. CARD COVERS. VERY SLIGHT SCUFFS ON BOTTOM OF SPINE, OTHERWISE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Spanish Civil War
585 El Caudillo – A Political Biography of Franco 20.00 Trythall, J.W.D., 1st. ed. 1970. McGraw Hill, 304 pp. A full biography of Francisco Franco towards the end of his rule. Starting out as a competent yet unremarkable cadet, he rose to lead the Nationalist forces in the Spanish Civil War leading them to victory. He managed to avoid joining the Axis in WW2 despite considerable pressure from hitler to remain neutral and save Spain from further disaster. Photos and illustrations. Hardbound with d/j. D/j has some scuffs and a small tear. Very good condition.
584 guernica - crucible of war 15.00 Thomas, Gordon & Max Morgan Witts, 1st. ed. 1975, Stein and Day, 319 pp. ISBN 0-8128-1839-3 The bombing of Guernica became and remains the symbol of the horror of aerial bombardment of civilians. The Germans were supporting Franco and also testing new ideas of aerial warfare in the process. All sides of the conflict used the bombing to support their own propaganda and so distort the truth of what actually happened. This book tries to cover the full story. Photos. Hardbound with d/j. Some minor chips on d/j. otherwise in excellent condition.
537 Military Illustrated – No. 98, July 1996 10.00 Newark, Tim (ed.), Printing News, 56 pp. A highly regarded magazine no longer in publication. Aimed at enthusiasts and modellers. This issue covers the Sherman Firefly, Black Watch tartans, the Thompson submachine gun, British MP’s, 17th. Lancers, America’s French Hussars, camouflage, Samuri and Rommel in North Africa. Many photos and illustrations, some in colour. Paperback cover, excellent condition.
538 Military Illustrated – No. 114, November 1997 10.00 NEWARK, TIM (ED.), PRINTING NEWS, 50 pp. Description as above. This issue covers recreating CSS Alabama, Passchendale, Ulster Regiment in Mexico, Right wing militias in the Spanish Civil War, Churchill tanks in N. Africa, German army ‘zeltbahn’ cape, British army commission purchasing. Many photos and illustrations. Paperback cover. Excellent condition.
539 Military Illustrated – No. 120, May 1998 10.00 NEWARK, TIM (ED.), PRINTING NEWS, 50 pp. Description as above. This issue covers Battle of Cannae, Zulu War, Un peacekeeping in Bosnia, Napoleon’s Portuguese Legion, analysis of tank warfare in N. Africa, War of the Roses and “Dad’s Army” in Britain. Many photos and illustrations. Paperback cover in excellent condition.
352 programme, Royal tournament - 1963 5.00 No author, 1963, 64 pp. The programme of events of the annual military exhibition in London. This event featured the Fort Henry Guard and a Guardsman is depicted on the cover. It also has RN gun drill competitions, gymnastics displays, mounted and jumping competitions as well as bands from other army, Royal Navy and RAF units. Photos throughout. Paper covers with slight scuffs on the spine, but otherwise in very good condition.
353 Programme, Royal Tournament - 1965 5.00 No author, 1965, 64 pp. The programme of events in the annual Royal Tournament exhibition in London. Similar events as above. This year featured the band and dancers of the Fijian Armed forces and the Band of the Gurkhas. Signature of a Fijian band member on inside cover. Photos throughout. Paper covers with slight scuff on spine. Very good condition.