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What became of Corporal Pittman?

By: Cave, Joy B

Price: $139.95

Publisher: Canada, Breakwater Books: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16104029

ISBN: 0919948235

Condition: Fine


0919948235 180 pages plus extensive appendices. Black and white illustrations. "The story of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in World War I and its most tragic and glorious moments - July 1st at Beaumont Hamel. In half an hour this entire regiment was cut down by German machine gun fire till only a handful of men remained. Attempts to explain to the younger generation of the present day the reasons for such sacrifices. The result of years of careful research." - from dust jacket. Discard stamp upon front free endpaper else book clean, bright and unmarked with virtually zero wear.... View more info

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The Times History and Encyclopaedia of the War - Part 117, Vol. 9, November (Nov.) 14, 1916 - The Battle of the Somme (I)

By: Correspondents of The Times

Price: $199.95

Publisher: London, The Times: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 118A8737

Condition: Good


Numerous black and white photographs. "...Framed with the object of producing an account of the great contest now in progress, which shall be at once popular and authoritative... An account written by men of great experience in political, military, and naval matters... Will contain a great deal of first-hand material which will be really valuable to historians of the future." - From Preface. Contents: Chapter CLI - The Battle of the Somme (I). Includes map entitled "The German Positions and Trenches from Thiepval to Combles." Laid in is table of contents for Vol. IX. Incl... View more info

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The Times History and Encyclopaedia of the War - Part 120, Vol. 10, December (Dec.) 5, 1916 - The Battle of the Somme (II)

By: Correspondents of The Times

Price: $199.95

Publisher: London, The Times: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 118A8739

Condition: Good


Numerous black and white photographs. "...Framed with the object of producing an account of the great contest now in progress, which shall be at once popular and authoritative... An account written by men of great experience in political, military, and naval matters... Will contain a great deal of first-hand material which will be really valuable to historians of the future." - From Preface. Contents: Chapter CLIV - The Battle of the Somme (II). 2-panel map laid in entitled "Area of the Battle of the Somme, July to October, 1916. Average wear. Unmarked. Binding intact. View more info

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The Times History and Encyclopaedia of the War - Part 161, September (Sept.) 18, 1917

By: Correspondents of The Times

Price: $199.95

Publisher: London, The Times: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 118A0918

Condition: Good


Front cover illustration of Quinn's Post, Anzac. This issue devoted to "New Zealand and the War". Topics: Military training before the war; origin of the expeditionary force; the training system explained; campes and permanent bases; the importance of dentists; Canvas Camp; the man-power problem; the Maoris; the Military Service Act of 1916; The Capture of Samoa; Departure of the Expeditionary Force; Arrival in Egypt; Zeithoun Camp; Fighting on the Canal; Gallipoli; The Work of the New Zealanders; The Evacuation; Return to Egypt; The New Zealanders in France; Battle of the Somme; Mes... View more info

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History of the Canadian Grenadier Guards 1760-1964

By: Duguid, Colonel A. Fortescue

Price: $349.95

Publisher: Montreal, Self-Published: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 814A2158

Condition: Fair


520 pages. Dozens of fold-out maps. Black and white photos. "Tells faithfully of the splendid services which the men of the Regiment have rendered to Canada and to mankind over a period of two centuries. Their deeds of valour, their acts of devotion and sacrifice, their struggles for unity, are the firm foundation on which our country stands strong and free." - Frederick Ross Phelan, Major General (Retired). Chapters include: In Defense 1760-1814; Militiamen and Volunteers 1815-1860; Raids and Rebellions 1861-1898; South Africa and Reorganization 1989-1914; The Canadian Expedition... View more info

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The Somme: Then and now

By: Giles, John

Price: $69.95

Publisher: UK, Bailey Brothers and Swinfen: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 432A9773

ISBN: 0561002983

Condition: Fair


0561002983 139 pages. "Succeeds in recapturing the atmosphere of an era of long ag, when men fought savagely in and around holes in the ground, amongst the litter of war, and with death as a constant companion. Includes over 100 black and white photos juxtaposed with contemporary pictures." - from dust jacket. Heavily worn former library copy with usual markings. Reading copy only. View more info

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Smoky River to Grande Prairie

By: Golden Years Club of Bezanson

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Alberta, Golden Years Club of Bezanson: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 137H4255

ISBN: 0889250367

Condition: Good


0889250367 vi, 578 pages. Index. Hundreds of black and white reproductions of archival photos. Illustrated endpapers. "This book is a chronicle, a tribute to the pioneers who settled on the land from the Smoky River to Grande Prairie, Alberta. It was, at the turn of the century, the last available virgin farmland in North America. The cost in dollars, a pittance was ten dollars for a 160 acre homestead; the cost in endurance, hardships, labor, privations, isolation and loneliness was immense; beyond the grasp of our modern affluent society." - Foreword. Includes chapters on: Cry... View more info

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Cordwood Days to Modern Ways : Carragana, Chelan, High Tor, Porcupine Plain, Somme, Weekes, Saskatchewan

By: History Book Committee

Price: $249.95

Publisher: Saskatchewan, Porcupine Plain and District Historical Society: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 529A6105

ISBN: 0919213839

Condition: Very Good


0919213839 587 pages. Dozens of black and white illustrations. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Bright gilt lettering upon blue cloth boards. Quality copy. View more info

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1940: The Last Act - South of the Somme

By: Karslake, Basil

Price: $199.95

Publisher: London, L Cooper: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 118A1379

ISBN: 0850522404

Condition: Fair


0850522404 283 pages. Index, references, appendices, bibliography. Black and white photographic plates. Map endpapers. "The 'miracle' of Dunkirk exercised such a grip upon the public imagination that the fate of the 200,000 British troops left behind after the evacuation has been almost totally ignored. In relating the hitherto untold story of what happened to that forgotten army Major Karslake suggests that there were many people who thought it better that the story should remain untold. The extraordinary situation whereby there was no British overall commander, each British formati... View more info

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The Medical Services: Official History of the Canadian Forces in the Great War 1914-19 (1919)

By: MacPhail, Sir Andrew

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Ottawa, Minister of National Defense / Government of Canada: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 243H3020

Condition: Fair


viii, [2], 428 pages. Index. Fold-out map. Chapters include: Preparation for War; The First Contingent; The 2nd Division; The First Winter 1915-1916; The Field Ambulance; The Salient to the Somme; The Somme / Vimy Ridge / Passchendaele; The Surgery of the Front; Development of the Service in the Field; The Year of Controversy - 1916; Reorganization 1917; Establishment at the Base and on the Lines of Communication; The Ancillar Services; Diseases of War; Special Organs; Various Details (including poison gas); The Red Cross; and more. Heavily-worn with usual library markings. Front hinge op... View more info

Airforce - The Magazine of Canada's Aviation Community - Fall 1993, Volume 17 No 3

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Ottawa, Airforce: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23303747

Condition: Good


58 pages. Cover illustration depicts one of 9,300 Japanese balloons launched against North America in WWII being shot down by P/O E.E. Maxwell of 133 (F) Sqn in his Kittyhawk IV. Features include: Sea King ground crew a cut above; Dangerous year flying to Sarajevo; When Japan attacked Canada; Stringbag (Mark III Fairey Swordfish) restoration nears completion; Readiness Challenge; OP Boreal II Delivers; Low level with the Lynxes; Arctic Vigilance - CC-144 Challengers of 434 Sqn; Clements takes command; A Canadian owned and operated by the RAF; CF Aircraft aid in drug bust; Return of the Dambu... View more info

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The Great War - The Standard History of the World-Wide Conflict, Part 226: December 14th, 1918 - Final Victories on the Oise, Ancre, and Somme Lines

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $129.95

Publisher: London, Amalgamated Press: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 432A1320

Condition: Fair


Features: The Turn of the Tide in the West II - The Final Victories on the Oise, Ancre, and Somme Lines; The Turn of the Tide in the West III - The Breaking of the Wotan Line and Storming of Mont St. Quentin. Centerfold features various French photos. Above-average wear. Staples disintegrated. View more info

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The War Illustrated - No. 137: Forces Behind the Russian Revolution

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $89.95

Publisher: London, Amalgamated: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 813A1341

Condition: Fair


Features: French Lance-Grenade Battery; Along Russia's long line from Riga to Armenia (4 photos); Forces behind the Russian Revolution (1-page article); Means and modes of locomotion in Mesopotamia; Past and present in picturesque Bagdad; Deadly British Mortar that Balks the Hun; Deceptive Trench-Forestry on the Ancre; On the way to Bapaume - a wingless butterfly; Italians watch effects of new French grenade; The flight from Bukarest - 2-page article plus 4 photos; Indian Empire after the War - article by St. Nihal Singh; 4 photos of Prussian piracy - windjammer torpedoed by U-boat in the Chan... View more info

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The War Illustrated - 26 May 1917: No. 145

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $79.95

Publisher: London, Amalgamated: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 813A1345

Condition: Fair


Illustration Features: a couple of Spahis (Algerian Cavalry) on patrol; The epic story of Lieven and Lagnicourt - article on how the Australians broke the Prussian Guard; 'Tanks' at work on British and French fronts; Work and play behind the lines in the West; Vandal Passion and British Phlegm under fire; Conquerors of Courcy - Russians in Champagne; Forward with the Tricolour North of Soissons; What Italy's Navy is doing - article be Dr. James Murphy; Ships that keep watch and ward in the Adriatic; Ousting the Hun from the shelter of Oppy Wood; The Serbian as I know him - article by H. Charle... View more info

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The War Illustrated - 5 January, 1918

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $89.95

Publisher: London, Amalgamated: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 813A1472

Condition: Good


Features: Article by Lovat Fraser - War Problems of the New Year; Gallant charge of the Fort Garry Horse (photos) - Lieutenant H. Strachan; Chinese men view war's ruin in west; Photos of Australians in France; French Premier with the heroes of Mort Homme; 'Thunderers' (gunes) that defy the foe before Verdun; Glimpses of East Africa from a German Camera; How I was arrested as a spy - an experience undergone three times by Hamilton Fyfe during Russia's spy-fever; Cambrai illustrations; Spotting for the Guns - adventures of John S. Margerison, Observation Officer of the Kite Balloons; From the Ys... View more info

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Railway World Magazine: July 1973

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $69.95

Publisher: UK, Ian Allan Ltd: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 813A1522

Condition: Good


Features: Last Bite at the Orange; GN Electrification Progress; A Look at CIE in 1972; Two American Preserved Lines; Festival of Steam in York; Torbay Steam; Isle of Man Glimpses; Goals to Newcastle; The LCGB in Portugal; The West Highland Today; Solving an LCDR Picture Puzzle; Steam Returns to Scotland; Deptford Wharf in the Early Twenties; Capitulation on the Somme; A Worcestershire Industrial Locomotive; Railway Locomotives - No. 6 - a Midland Railway Boundary Marker; A Hall at Bourne End; and more. Light wear. Unmarked. Nice copy. View more info

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The Great War Magazine - Part 126, January 13th, 1917 - The Great British Battles of the Somme

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $139.95

Publisher: London, Amalgamated: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 432A1933

Condition: Good


Features: Cover portrait of General Robert Nivelle, Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the North and East in France. Includes final portion of the chapter entitled "The Thrust Towards Bapaume". Also includes first portion of Chapter CLIV - The Great British Battles of the Somme - V. - Check near Bapaume and Victory on the Ancre. Many excellent black and white photos. Several smaller black and white maps. Average wear. Staples disintegrated. A sound reference copy. View more info

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The Great War Magazine - Part 127, January 20th, 1917 - The Effect of the Somme Offensive

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $169.95

Publisher: London, Amalgamated: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 432A1934

Condition: Good


Features: Cover portrait of Colonel Freyberg, V.C., D.S.O., the Hero of Beaumont-Hamel, Royal West Surrey Regiment and Royal Navy Division. Includes final portion of the chapter entitled "The Great British Battles of the Somme - V. - Check near Bapaume and Victory on the Ancre". Includes complete chapter CLV - "The Effect of the Somme Offensive on the German 'Will to Victory'". Many excellent photos, including one of captured German flame-throwers 'which the enemy, in defiance of civilised useage, introduced into warfare.' Graphic centerfold of a shell-shattered avenue of... View more info

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Stretcher Bearers... At the Double! History of the Fifth [5th] Canadian Field Ambulance Which Served Overseas During the Great War of 1914-1918

By: Noyes, Frederick Walter; Case, B.S.; Patterson, A.F.; Rutherford, H.R.

Price: $495.00

Publisher: Toronto, Hunter-Rose Company, Limited: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 515H4401

Condition: Fair


[8], 315, [13] pages. Black and white photographic plates. Eight maps on seven fold-outs. Roll of Honor. Nominal Roll. "A candid presentation of the human side of our experiences - highlighting the humorous incidents and skipping over, for the most part, the darker side of the war. We hope that those who read the book may recapture some of that wonderful spirit which then existed among us; and we use soldier language in order to stimulate the rousing of that spirit." - Introduction. Heavy wear to publisher's gilt-adorned navy blue cloth. Hinges open. Openings along backstrip. Undated... View more info

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The 50th (Fiftieth) Battalion in No Man's Land

By: Wheeler, Victor W.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, Alberta Historical Resources Foundation: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 553H2805

Condition: Good


447 pages. Index. Bibliography. Black and white photographic plates. Map endpapers. "Wheeler enlisted in the 50th Infantry of Calgary in January 1915. In August 1916 he and the 50th reached the front line in France for the first time. By then a battalion signaller, Wheeler remained in action in France, on the Somme and the Ancre, at Vimy ridge, at Ypres, and at Cambrai, for the rest of the first world war... He began to write this book in 1960. It took him fifteen years to finish it to his satisfaction. "- Preface. Minimal library markings, otherwise unmarked with moderate wea... View more info