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Canadian Military History

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1 ALCORN, Douglas with SOUSTER, Raymond From Hell to Breakfast
Toronto Intruder Press 1980 First Edition Cloth Fine Good VG Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A personal account of the author's five years in the wartime RCAF including his two tours of operations with an Intruder Squadron and patrol duty on Canada's West Coast combatting Japanese Fire Balloons. 339 pages, [6] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm. Clean, unmarked interior, bright, white pages. Tight, square binding, sound hinges. No wear to the cloth, sharp corners. The unclipped dustjacket shopws some minor rubbing to the spine edges and wear to corner tips. Publisher's 1pp 'blurb' laid-in. Weight, 747g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates based on specific destination and weight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 ALLISTER, William Where Life and Death Hold Hands
Toronto Stoddart 1989 0773722688 / 9780773722682 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
'On Christmas Day 1941, Hong Kong fell to the Japanese. William Allister, a young Canadian, was one of 10,000 prisoners captured that day'. 245 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Bright, clean copy in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unmarked except for a gift inscription to the ffep. Otherwise, looks almost as new'. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 550g. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone. World rates based on specific destination and weight. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 ARMY, U. S. Current Affairs No. 77: The Japanese Way
Canada 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: 12.00 USD
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4 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 7¾" - 9¾" 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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5 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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6 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 7¾" - 9¾" 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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Juno: Canadians at D-Day, June 6, 1944, BARRIS, Theodore; KEEGAN, John
7 BARRIS, Theodore; KEEGAN, John Juno: Canadians at D-Day, June 6, 1944
Toronto Thomas Allen Publishers 2004 0887621333 / 9780887621338 First Edition, third Printing Cloth Fine Fine Military History 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A detailed account of the part played by Canadians on D-Day, June 6, 1944. 311pp, photo illustrated, endpaper maps. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, about 'as new'. Weight, 640g. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 BEAVERBROOK, Baron Max Aitken Canada in Flanders; Volume II
London Hodder & Stoughton 1917 Fourth Edition Red Cloth VG+ No Dustjacket Hardcover 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 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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9 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 9¾" - 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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10 BERCUSON, David J. Fighting Canadians: Our Regimental History from New France to Afghanistan
Canada Harpercollins Canada 2008 0002007347 / 9780002007344 First Edition, First Printing Cloth About 'As New' About 'As New' Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
History of Canada's Regiments throughout its history. xiii, 386 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm. Bright, fresh, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding showing no wear. Similar, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, 687g. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Maple Leaf Against the Axis: Canada's Second World War, BERCUSON, David J.
11 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 7¾" - 9¾" 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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12 BERTON, Pierre Vimy
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1986 0771013396 / 9780771013393 First Edition, second Printing Cloth Fine Good Plus Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
'Pierre Berton's finest book is more than a mighty epic of battle. It marks Vimy Ridge, far from home, as a decisive turning point in Canada's long march to nationhood'. [Bruce Hitchison]. 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked with a tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is clean on the outside but with top-edge wear and ligt staining to the inside. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. This item weighs 756g. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance, USA rates by weight alone. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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13 BEURLING, George F.; ROBERTS, Leslie Malta Spitfire: The Buzz Beurling Story Canada's World War II Daredevil Pilot
Toronto Oxford U.P. 1943 0143012371 / 9780143012375 Second Canadian Printing Cloth Good Very Good Lacking Dustjacket Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Clayton Knight 
Biography of the leading Canadian Fighter pilot Ace from WWII - Buzz Beurling. Foreword by Air Vice Marshall W. A. Bishop. Introduction by Leslie Roberts. Illustrated by Clayton Knight. Originally published: New York : Farrar and Rinehart, 1943. This is the first Canadian edition. xiv, 235pp, illustrated, illustrated endpapers. 21 cm. Red cloth with gilt aircraft ro the front board. Bright, clean interior. Gift inscription to the front blank endpaper and a bookplate to the htp, otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding. Bright, clean red cloth with only very slight wear to the extremities of the spine. Weight, 475g. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates based on specific destination and weight. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Liberation of Holland by Canadians in WWII; Souvenir Card, BING
14 BING Liberation of Holland by Canadians in WWII; Souvenir Card
Netherlands Publisher Unknown 1944 VG Souvenir Card 9.5cm by 14cm Bing 
Souvenir card [not a postcard] marking the Liberation of Holland by Canadians & British troops in 1944. Image of Canadian soldier signing autographs for a crown of admiring Dutch. Artwork by 'Bing' - William Garnet "Bing" Coughlin - Canadian World War II cartoonist - born in Ottawa in 1905. Bing became the 'spokesma'n for the Canadian enlisted man. Featured as "This Army", his cartoons showed life as it was behind the lines and up at the front, always taking the view of the common soldier. As often as not, the officers were shown less sympathetically than the Germans. Bing’s ubiquitous Canadian foot soldier was named "Herbie". Reverse is blank. Small ink blot to the front edge. A Canadian soldier has written along the bottom ' 'This is just about how it is'. Shipping via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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FM159 : the Lucky Lancaster, BIRRELL, Dave
15 BIRRELL, Dave FM159 : the Lucky Lancaster
Nanton, AB Nanton Lancaster Society 2006 0968044018 / 9780968044018 Third Edition Printed Card Wrappers Fine Softcover 21.5cm 
An account of a rare, surviving Lancaster Bomber from WWII and service with the RCAF, now at home in Nanton, Alberta. 60 p. : ill., ports ; 21 cm. Bright, clean copy. Tiny gift inscription to the ffep, otherwise unmarked and appearing 'as new'. Weight, 104g. Lettermailable if applicable. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 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 7¾" - 9¾" 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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17 BISHOP, William Arthur The Courage of the Early Morning. The Story of Billy Bishop
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1965 First Edition, Second Printing Cloth VG+ Good Plus Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
'A son's biography of a famous father', WWI Flying Ace, Billy Bishop, highest scoring Allied Ace. 211pp, photo illustrated. Hardcover in blue cloth with dustjacket. Book is tight and clean internally. Unmarked. Dustjacket shows top edge wear and minor wear to the bttom edge. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 520g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates based on specific destination and weight. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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18 BISHOP, William Arthur True Canadian Battles That Forged Our Nation
Canada Prospero Publishing 2008 1552675491 / 9781552675496 First Trade Paperback Printing Card Wrappers As New Trade Paperback 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
'Walks through main battles Canada fought from inception to korea. Canada seems to have often punched above its weight and made a good reputation out of it. Worthy read for Canadians'. Originally published: Toronto : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1996, under title: 'Canada's Glory'. xxvi, 309 pages : maps ; 23 cm. A 'mint' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked, 'as new'. Weight, 468g. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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The Guns of Victory; a Soldier's Eye View, Belgium, Holland, and Germany, 1944-45, BLACKBURN, George G.
19 BLACKBURN, George G. The Guns of Victory; a Soldier's Eye View, Belgium, Holland, and Germany, 1944-45
Toronto McClelland and Stewart Ltd. 1998 0771015054 / 9780771015052 First Printing Trade Paperback Paper Wrappers Near Fine Trade Paperback Thick 8vo 
Companion volume [2nd] to 'The Guns of Normandy'. This trade paper volume details the Canadians' Liberation of Holland in WWII. Thick 8vo, 506pp, photo illustrated, endpaper maps. Bright, clean copy still quite fresh. Previous owner's suignature to the inside of the front wrapper otherwise unmarked. Light spine creases. Glossy, unmarked wrappers. Weight, 740g.. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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20 BLOOM, Major H. S. - Editor The Patrician: 1981, Volume XXXIII
Calgary, AB Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 1981 Vol. XXXIII Stapled Card Wrappers VG+ Softcover Quarto 
Volume XXXII of the Patrician, the Regimental Journal of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. 92pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Sound, tight, stapled binding. Light handling creases to card wrappers. Weight, 225g. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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