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War Fiction

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1 Arnold, Elliott Flight From Ashiya
London Frederick Muller 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Gold title on blue boards which are clean and unmarked with a little bumping to corner tips. Internally there is a small neat signature to front endpaper and some foxing to closed edges else clean and unmarked. Dustjacket has some light wear to edges and a small closed tear and isnot price clipped. A war novel by the American author, of love and heroism, using his intimate knowledge of the Air Rescue Service of the US Air Force. The main stage is Ashiya, chief base of the Air Rescue Service in Japan. 
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2 Bory, Jean-Louis Fragile
London Staples Press 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Gold title on red cloth boards which have a small mark to spine, gentle bumping to corner tips and no wear. Internally there is light foxing to closed edges else clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has a small loss to spine centre, wear to edges, some tape repairs and marks to back and is not price clipped. Translated by E.W. Dickes and Francois Duchene. Madeleine Robert like so many of the post-war generation is faced with the task of building her life anew - a few clothes, the memory of the man she loved, her own scarred hands are her pathetic legacy; but with blind courage she struggles against overwhelming odds to recapture the happiness she once knew. In a world of sordid reality, of hectic gaiety, of black marketeers and ubiquitous American soldiery, Madeleine's story unfolds. 
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Spitfire Girls  -  A Tale of the Lives and Loves, Achievements and Heroism of the Women ATA Pilots in World War II, Gould, Carol
3 Gould, Carol Spitfire Girls - A Tale of the Lives and Loves, Achievements and Heroism of the Women ATA Pilots in World War II
Forfar, Scotland Black Ace 1998 1872988121 / 9781872988122 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A passionate and unforgettable saga of the women pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary in World War II. At the core of this powerful novel are the women who made up the first group of ATA pilots. Edith Allam, an American Jewess, developed a friendship with one of Germany's legendary photographers who, like Edith, is also an aviatrix. Edith's forbidden love affair with an African American, Errol Carnaby, is set against the turmoil of Friedrich Kranz, a wealthy Austrian-Jewish industrialist who escapes to Britain and falls deeply in love with Valerie Cobb, the British head of ATA who flew over 2000 missions. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.85 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** NOT EX LIB **** 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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4 Holmes, Ronald (edited by) Macabre Military Stories
London Leo Cooper 1979 080522447 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Very Good dustjacket. A collection of 13 ghost stories, each with a military setting featuring stories by :- Washington Irving, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Barbara Softly, John Galt, B.W. Savile, James Grant, Capt. George Eliot, Arthur Machen, C.E. Montague, Robert Bloch, Seabury Quinn, Robert Sheckley. 
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5 Kanon, Joseph The Good German
London Little Brown 2002 0316851965 / 9780316851961 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a small mark to lower closed edge) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A novel set in Berlin in 1945, where in Potsdam on the outskirts of the city, Churchill, Stalin and Truman are meeting to map out the future, but as the leaders arrive for a celebratory banquet, a body is washed up on the shore of the conference grounds. What is a US soldier doing in a Russian quarter with a pouch full of Occupation marks and a bullet hole in his chest? For journalist Jake Geismar, part of the American press corps, the murder of Lieutenant Tully is the story he is looking for, where he can use his crime investigation skills. Jake has another reason to stay in Berlin as he wants to find his former lover, Lena Brandt, and his investigations reveal that Tully was responsible for Lena's husband Emil, an eminent German scientist. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.88 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
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6 Maier, William Pleasure Island
London Allan Wingate 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Gilt title on green cloth boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is a small inscription to front pastedown, a strip of age darkening to endpapers and some specks of light foxing to fore and lower edges else very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has just a touch of wear to spine head and tail and is not price clipped. Most of Pleasure Island, in the Pacific, belonged to Mr. Halyard, who lived there with his three lovely daughters, watching over the natives with paternal care and entertaining his daughters with sedate recollections of the Edwardian London of his youth. Then came the war, and with it a large force of Americans, who wanted to transform the island into an aircraft landing base. Filmed in 1953 as 'The Girls of Pleasure Island'. 
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Shadow of Hanaki, Ornstien, Edwin J.
7 Ornstien, Edwin J. Shadow of Hanaki
London Angus & Robertson 1981 0207959404 / 9780207959400 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Very Good+ unmarked copy with near Fine complete dustjacket which has a touch of creasing to top. A gripping story of suffering and revenge which vividly conveys the horror and squalor of war as well as it's other side, the cameraderie that enabled men to survive. Based on a small incident during the construction of the "Railway of Death" between Thailand and Burma. The author was himself held captive by the Japanes during the war. 
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8 Reeman, Douglas The Iron Pirate; In Danger's Hour and Killing Ground
London Chancellor Press 1994 1851527141 / 9781851527144 First Thus Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First collected edition. A Fine unmarked copy in pictorial laminated boards with near Fine dustjacket. Three authentic novels of the gruelling sea camapigns of the Second World War in one volume. The Iron Pirate is set in the last year of the war as Germany faces defeat on all fronts and the heavy cruiser Prinz Luitpold is keeping German naval pride alive. In Danger's Hour the fate of the British fleet minesweeper Rob Roy is followed during the desperate months between the summer of 1943 and D-Day from the English Channel to the Mediterranean. In Killing Ground the story is seen through the eyes of both German and British, of those who fought to protect and destroy the vital trans-Atlantic convoys of the Merchant Navy. 
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Waiting For The Day, Thomas, Leslie
9 Thomas, Leslie Waiting For The Day
London William Heinemann 2003 0434011436 / 9780434011438 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
SIGNED BY AUTHOR On title page with no dedication. First Edition, Second Printing. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. The acclaimed author of 'The Virgin Soldiers' presents his 28th novel, set in Britain in 1943 and six months before D-Day, which relates the stories of an RAF officer just back from covert duties in France, a sergeant on Salisbury Plain training troops for the Normandy landings, an American officer arriving in Somerset where his American division has set up headquarters and a German cook sergeant in Jersey who has suffered the horrors of the Russian front. Each man is heading inexorably towards the beaches of France where the great battle will begin. 
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