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Canadian Military History

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1 Handbook for the Mines, Contact, A. T. 1936
Ottawa King's Printer 1942 Second Edition Printed Card Wraps Near Fine Government Publication 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Handbook for the anti-tank contact mine used by the Canadian Military in the Second World War. Official Government of Canada Publication 5M-7-42 [5413]. 1942 reprint of the 1936 original including Amendments 1 & 2. 27pp, 8 illustrated plates, one in color. Very clean, bright copy with a sound binding. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Coronation Military Display and Torchlight Tattoo: Brockton Point, May 12, 1937, 1st VETERANS' BATTALION [VANCOUVER]
2 1st VETERANS' BATTALION [VANCOUVER] Coronation Military Display and Torchlight Tattoo: Brockton Point, May 12, 1937
Vancouver, BC 1st Veterans' Battalion 1937 Stapled Wrappers About VG Programme 
Souvenir Programme for a Military Display and Tprcvhlight Tattoo to celebrate the Coronation of 1937. Presenetd by the 1st Veterans' Battalion of Vancouver and held at Brockton Point on May 12, 1937. Size - 6" by 8.75", 8pp. Decent condition, unmarked and undamaged. Uncommon. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Message Postcard from the 47th battalion Social Association, 47th BATTALION SOCIAL ASSOC
3 47th BATTALION SOCIAL ASSOC Message Postcard from the 47th battalion Social Association
New Westminster, BC 47th Battalion S. A. 1920s Fine Pre-stamped Postcard 
Pre-stamped reply message postcard requesting attendance at a meeting of New Westminster's 47th Battalion Social Association. The 47th Battalion, CEF, was active in the First World War. Postcards are mint and unused with a printed 1-cent stamp on verso. 3.5" by 5.5". 
Price: 3.00 USD
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Usque ad mare; a history of the Canadian Coast Guard and marine Services, APPLETON, Thomas E.
4 APPLETON, Thomas E. Usque ad mare; a history of the Canadian Coast Guard and marine Services
Ottawa Canada; Dept of Transport 1969 First Edition Cloth Fine VG Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Produced as a centennial project of the Department of Transport. OCLC Number: 2230587. xiii, 318 p. illus. 24 cm. Book is vey bright, clean and fresh. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unmarked excepting a small gift inscription to the verso of the front endpaper. Dustjacket is clean with some, minor edge wear, a chip lost to the top edge of the rear wrapper and a sun-faded spine. Attractive copy. Weight, 860g. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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5 ARMY, U. S. Current Affairs No. 77: The Japanese Way
Army Bureau of Current Affairs 1944 Canadian Printing Stapled Wrappers About Fine Pamphlet 8.25" Tall 
Canadian printing, November 1944. To orientate Allied troops to the Japanese people and culture as the Allies intensify their actions in the Pacific theatre. 16pp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Staples somewhat rusty, otherwise near mint. Weight, 20g. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 BAGLEY, Fred; DUNCAN, Harvey Daniel A Legacy of Courage : "Calgary's Own" 137th Overseas Battalion, C. E. F.
Calgary, AB, Canada Plug Saint Books 1993 0969716206 / 9780969716204 First Edition Cloth Fine VG Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Regimental, or Battalion history of Calgary's 137th Overseas Battalion CEF. They saw action in Europe during 1917 and 1918 during the Great War. 260 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked, almost 'as new'. Unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar but has small 'nibbles' to the top edges of the front and rear panels. Scan available. Weight, 626g. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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A History of 413 Squadron, BAKER, D. J.
7 BAKER, D. J. A History of 413 Squadron
Burnstown, ON General Store Pub. House 1997 1896182291 / 9781896182292 First Edition Cloth Fine VG Hardcover Oblong Quarto 
History of 413 Squadron, Canadian Air Force, known as 'Tusker' squadron - from its birth during the Second World War to the 1990s. 162 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 x 26 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked with a tight, square binding showing no wear to the cloth. Dustjacket shows some surface rubbing and a small, repaired tear to the top of the front panel near the head of the spijne. Weight, 830g. 
Price: 39.95 USD
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8 BAKER, LCol D. R. - Editor The Canadian Gunner; Vol. 5, December, 1969
Shilo, MB Canadian Forces School of Artillery 1969 Fifth Annual Edition Printed Card Wrappers VG+ Regimental Annual 8.5" by 10.75" 
Fifth issue of an Annual produced by and for the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery. Past and present history, photo illustrated, rolls, advertising. 121pp.Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square, glued binding. Slight age-soil to exterior. Weight, 438g. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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9 BARRETT, Harry B. The Navy & Me
Port Dover, ON Patterson's Creek Press 2003 0968608027 / 9780968608029 First Edition Printed Card Wrappers As New Trade Paperback 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Author Signed Copy
An account of the author's career in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. viii, 259 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Signed by the author on the title page. A 'mint', 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unused. Weight, 442g. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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10 BARRIS, Ted and BARRIS, Alex Days of Victory: Canadians Remember : 1939-1945
Toronto Macmillan 1995 0771573014 / 9780771573019 First Edition, First Printing Cloth About Fine  About Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Introduction by Knowlton Nash. 300+ personal WWII stories. 1st edition, 8vo, 304pp, photo illus. Hardcover in black cloth, with DJ. About 'as new'. Weight, 650g.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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All the Fine Young Eagles: in the cockpit with Canada's Second World War fighter Pilots, BASHOW, David L.
11 BASHOW, David L. All the Fine Young Eagles: in the cockpit with Canada's Second World War fighter Pilots
Toronto Stoddart Pub 1997 0773759131 / 9780773759138 First Trade Paper Edition Printed Card Wrappers As New Trade Paperback 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A gripping narrative of Canada's fighter pilot heroes of WWII. Forewords by A.M. DeQuetteville and J.E. Johnson. xv, 384 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm. Includes index. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked, still fresh. Tight, square binding, no creases to the spine or wear to edges. About 'as new'. Weight, 700g. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Dinosaurs to defence : a story of the Suffield Block, BATUS [Suffield, AB]
12 BATUS [Suffield, AB] Dinosaurs to defence : a story of the Suffield Block
UK Purnell Book Production 1987 First Edition Printed Card Wrappers About 'As New' Trade Paperback 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
History of an area in Alberta, known as the Suffield Block, home to the British Army Training Unit Suffield. x, 144pp, maps, photo illustrated some in color. Bright, clean copy, still quite fresh. Gift inscription to thew htp otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Weight, 340g. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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13 BEAVERBROOK, Baron Max Aitken Canada in Flanders; Volume II
London Hodder & Stoughton 1917 Fourth Edition Red Cloth VG+ No Dustjacket Hardcover 12mo - over 6" - 7" Tall 
Volume II in 'The official story of the Canadian expeditionary force' [of 2]. By Baron Beaverbrook [Max Aitken], 1879-1964. xx, 258pp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Crease to bottom tip of p3, otherwise no damage or wear. Bright, clean cloth boards. Attractive copy. Weight, 275g. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 BELL, Gordon - Editor We Went Where They Sent Us...And Did As We Were Told [Most of the Time]
Lantzville Oolichan Books 2000 0-88982-194-1 / 9780889821941 First Edition Printed Wraps As New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A book of remembrances from World War II. Brief personal memories of the Second War by Canadian participants. 290pp, illustrated. Mint copy, new. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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15 BELL, Ken The Way We Were
Downsview, Ontario, Canada Univ of Toronto Press 1988 0802039901 / 9780802039903 First Edition Cloth Near Fine VG+ Hardcover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Canadian military in action in World War II - a photographic record. 255pp, profusely photo illustrated in color and in b&w. Bright, clean and unmarked - interior and exterior. Sound, tight binding, no wear to cloth. Dustjacket shows only very minor wear ar corners. Heavy, oversized book weighing 1.6kg. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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16 BELL, Ken and STACEY, C. P. 100 Years: The Royal Canadian Regiment 1883-1983
Don Mills Collier Macmillan Canada Inc. 1983 0029976707 / 9780029976708 First Edition, First Printing Cloth Boards, Gilt Titles VG About VG Regimental History 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Authors
100 year history of the RCR's, the Royal Canadian Regiment, Canada's senior regular infantry regiment. Signed by both authors on the title page. 184pp, profusely photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. Minor shelf-wear to bottom edge. Dustjacket is bright and glossy but with a litttle edge wear. Attractive copy. Weight, 1.01kg. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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17 BERCUSON, David J. Maple Leaf Against the Axis: Canada's Second World War
USA Red Deer Press 2004 0889953058 / 9780889953055 Reprint Edition Printed Card Wrappers Fine Trade Paperback 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A one-volume history of the Canadian Forces' action during the Second World War. 316pp, photo illustrated. Bright, fresh copy, about 'as new'. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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18 BERTON, Pierre Marching As to War: Canada's Turbulent Years 1899 to 1953
New York, New York, U.S.A. Doubleday 2001 0385257252 / 9780385257251 First Printing Cloth About 'As New' About 'As New' Hardcover Thick 8vo 
Canada in four wars during the 20th century - South Africa, World War I, World War II, and Korea. 632pp, maps, illustrated endpapers. Bright, clean and unmarked, almost 'as new'. Heavy, thick book weighing 1.066kg. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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19 BISHOP, Arthur Canada's Glory: Battles that Forged a Nation
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1996 0075528096 / 9780075528098 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Battles that forged the Canadian Nation, from the Battle of the Plains of Abraham to the Korean War. 1st, 8vo, 309pp, photo illustrated. Hardcover in brown boards with gilt titles on spine and dustjacket. About as new. Fine/Fine. Weight, 620g. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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20 BISHOP, Arthur Salute! Canada's Great Military Leaders from Brock to Dextraze
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1997 First Edition, First Printing Cloth As New As New Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Brief biographies of Canada's Military leaders throughout her history. OCLC Number: 41754770. Description: xiii, 264 p. : ill ; 24 cm. Hardcover with unclipped dustjacket. New condition. Weight, 601g. 
Price: 9.99 USD
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The Aircraftman: A Magazine of the R. C. A. F. Technical Training School, St. Thomas, Ontario: April, 1942, McLENNAN, S, M. - Editor
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