From the cocked hat of the 17th century to the early 20th century Lancer's cap. Descriptions with photographs. Household Cavalry, Dragoons, Hussars, Life Guards and Lancers. A couple of pages at the front are detached due to cheap binding method.
W Y Carman, Surrey, 1968. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND
Very comprehensive and scholarly study of bayonets and their companion firearms, rifles, carbines and pistols. Each type extensively described and illustrated. A very valuable reference. Uncommon book. First edition.
Ian Skinnerton, Margate, Queensland, 1984. Hardback, no dust jacket. 404 pages. SECONDHAND
A complete guide to about 3,000 military badges worn by British and Imperial forces during the Great War. Essential reference work for historians and collectors. This large book may incur extra shipping fees outside of New Zealand. THIS COPY belonged to J B Haigh and has his name label to title page and a gift plate to the half title. At rear is a pasted in page of naval arm badges. Still a very tidy copy though.
Ernest Benn Ltd., London, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 363 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of the regiment over a period of nearly 200 years, also the story of the Indian Army. Photographs and folding maps throughout.
Oxford University Press, UK, 1956. Hardback with dust jacket. 330 pages. SECONDHAND
A study in the military history of East and Central Africa, 1890-1945. A complete regimental history including the politics surrounding the campaigns involved in. Colonial police actions, first and second world wars. THIS COPY has ownership markings and stamps of JB Haigh, the military historian. The dust jacket has tape reinforcing along the edges and reverse side and some wear.
Gale and Polden Ltd., Aldershot, 1956. Hardback with dust jacket. 727 pages. SECONDHAND
Formed during the colonial squabbles over Africa, the KAR was formed from indigenous troops and was instrumental in the stability of the British colonies.
Leo Cooper, London, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 298 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensively researched study of the BVC and the men who made up its ranks. Includes biographical notes on each one of the more than 600 men who served. the Carbineers were led by Australian officers and had a large proportion of Australians in its ranks. Illustrations.
Slouch Hat Publications, Rosebud, VIC., 2002. Hardback with dust jacket. 320 pages. SECONDHAND
A military study of a Guerrilla campaign in the Anglo-Boer War. General Smuts and his Commandos infiltrated Namaqualand, attacking copper mining towns under British control, culminating in the siege of O'Okiep, the HQ of the British Commandant.
War Museum of the Boer Republics, Bloemfontein, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 211 pages. SECONDHAND
A roll of all officers (Naval, Military or Colonial) who gave their lives in the South African War. Facsimile reprint of original 1903 edition. This copy has tipped in page with an actual photograph of the grave of 2nd Lieut. Arthur Cormack Neave in Paardeberg Cemetery. Also some pen notes by J B Haigh the military historian.
J B Hayward and Son, Polstead, 1980. Hardback with no dust jacket. 446 pages. SECONDHAND
A regimental history of the South African Cape Field artillery from inception as the Cape Town Volunteer Artillery. Includes all conflicts participated in, roll of honour, battle honour's, C.O.'s etc. Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies, this copy number 217. Formerly owned by J B Haigh the military historian with his name and also a book label. This copy was in the NZ General Assembly Library and has a blind stamp to upper boards and call number to spine.
CFA Regimental History Committee, Cape Town, 1965. Hardback with no dust jacket. 310 pages, with folding maps. SECONDHAND
The Regimental History of the Cape Town Highlanders, from Bechuanaland through two World Wars and on. A Volunteers regiment.
The Cape Town Highlanders History Committee, Cape Town, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 396 pages. SECONDHAND
Officers who died in the service of British Commonwealth and Colonial Navies, Regiments and Corps and Air Forces 1914-1919. Includes Nursing Sisters killed on duty. THIS COPY belonged to Military Historian J B Haigh and has some highlighting and annotation but otherwise in tidy condition.
Roberts, Reading, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 171 pages. SECONDHAND
From the secret and prohibited diary of a Royal Navy midshipman, this gives an account of the Dardanelles campaign from aboard the Agamemnon. Illustrated with photographs.
John Murray, London, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 200 pages. SECONDHAND
The Dardanelle and Gallipoli experience from August 1914 to January 1916. With many anecdotes and accounts taken from all nationalities present during the campaign.
Allen Lane, London, 1976. Hardback with dustjacket. 320 pages. SECONDHAND
The use of aeroplanes and balloons over the Dardanelles and Gallipoli for reconnaisance and bombing. Both the Allies and the Turks used aircraft in the csampaign.
Pan MacMillan, Sydney, 2013. Softback. 422 pages. SECONDHAND
The first in-depth study of Herman Goring as a military fligher and an air combat leader during the Great War. This experience shaped Goering who became a Nazi and one of Hitler's closest allies.
Grub Street, London, 2010. Hardback with dust-jacket. 192 pages. NEW
The Odyssey of an Australian Airman, being a record of captivity and escape in Turkey. A record of an Australian in the RFC in Mesopotamia. This is the revised first Australian edition. This copy is notable for the ownership inscription of Ross Brodie of Rangitata, was drafted into the RFC, and sailed from New Zealand on the Arawa in 1917.
Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1932. Hardback with no dust jacket. 276 pages. SECONDHAND
A good reference on the British Commonwealth armies in the East Indies. With army lists, maps and photographs. This copy has a few relevant annotations and tipped in clippings.
Picton Publishing (Chippenham) Ltd., U.K., 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 411 pages. SECONDHAND
A short history from formation and then an in-depth history of the second world war service of the City of London Regiment of the Royal Fusiliers.
Sampson Low, London, 1949. Hardback with no dust jacket. 320 pages. SECONDHAND
Being a memoir of his war experiences, and his time as a prisoner of the Japanese 1942-1945. Conscripted to the Suffolk Regiment Peter was captured with the fall of Singapore and was nearly worked to death on Burma railway and in Changi. THIS COPY has a signed dedication to the inside cover (facing the portrait photograph).
Wily Publications Ltd. Christchurch, 2011. Softback. 199 pages. SECONDHAND
1939-45: Alphabetical Nominal Registers (Including Locational and Other Details) of Over 21, 000 Australian, British, Canadian, New Zealand, South African and Other Naval and Air Force Prisoners of War of all ranks Held in Germany and German Occupied Territories. Excellent copy, has small name label to title page and one line in text highlighted. Originally issued by Imperial War Museum in 1945.
J B Hayward, Polstead, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. SECONDHAND
From the early days of ballooning in 1803 scientists were investigating anoxia and altitude sickness. Over a century ago, Paul Bert, the father of aviation medicine, conducted experiments on the effects of oxygen deficiency and laid down the guidelines for the use of oxygen at high altitudes. The invention of the aeroplane brought further medical problems. This book discusses the research which has led to the development of modern aviation medicine, equipment and techniques.
GT Foulis, Henley-on-Thames, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. Illustrated. 292 Pages. SECONDHAND.
Gerald and Michael Constable Maxwell were two brothers who served as fighter pilots in the World Wars, Gerald in both of them. Serving in 56 Squadron and 604 Night-fighter Squadron, the brothers crossed paths throughout the war. THIS COPY has a long inscription on the end paper from Revell to Vincent Orange, who himself has written military aviation books, and has Orange's bookplate at the front.
William Kimber, London, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 255 pages. SECONDHAND
Memories of military flying by members of the North West Essex and East Herefordshire Branch of the Air Crew Association. Recalling RAF experiences before, during and after WWII, including the Berlin Airlift, pilot training, troop transport, reconnaissance etc.
North West Essex and East Herefordshire Branch Air Crew Association, Essex, 1998. Softback. 256 pages. SECONDHAND
Massive compilation of material documenting the air war over the UK in WW2. Large format on sized paper with photographs throughout. Shows the same locations 40 years later. THIS VERY HEAVY book needs to be picked up from our bookshop in Christchurch. No postal option.
Battle of Britain Prints International Ltd., London, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket in slip case. 816 pages. SECONDHAND
The Pilots and Aircrew from throughout the British Empire and her Allies, who flew with the Royal Air Force, Fighter Command, between July 10th and October 31 1940. Includes New Zealanders, Australian, Poles etc. 60th anniversary edition, updated. A biographical directory with thousands of entries with record of service. Second edition. This large heavy book will incur extra shipping charges outside New Zealand. THIS COPY has a signed presentation inscription from the author.
CCB Associates, South Croydon, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 585 pages. SECONDHAND
The Official History of the Royal Air Force in the Second World War. Volume I 'The Fight at Odds', Volume II 'The Fight Avails', Volume III 'The Fight is Won. Thousands of New Zealand airmen served in the RAF. This is the seventh impression 1961.
Her Majesty's Stationary Office, London, 1954. Three volumes hardbacks with dust jackets. Vol. I, 430 pages, Vol. II, 415 pages & Vol. III, 441 pages. SECONDHAND
Survey of the development design and deployment of the various models of Spitfire fighters. With photographs and diagrams.
Harleyford Publications Limited, Herts, 1961. Hardback with dust jacket. 216 pages. SECONDHAND
Biography of Wing Commander Adrian Warburton, DSO and Bar, DFC with two Bars and DFC (USA). Warby was a controversial figure, notable as a Photo Reconnaissance pilot in Spitfires, and the author served with him on Malta. THIS COPY has a presentation inscription from Spooner to Harry Coldbeck, who also flew PR missions from Malta, and who is quoted in the book. There are included some letters between Coldbeck and an Italian military historian researching the Augusta naval base in Sicily, relating to Coldbeck being shot down and taken prisoner.
William Kimber, London, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 222 pages. SECONDHAND
Primarily a ground attack aircraft, the Vampire played an important role as a jet trainer and was a successful export to foreign air forces. An excellent work on all aspects of the development and service of this twin boom jet fighter. THIS COPY has a signed presentation by the author to the end paper.
Budding Books, Gloucestershire, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 271 pages. SECONDHAND
A catalog of weapons and combat vehicles used in the wars of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) 1965-1980. Detailed descriptions and illustrations of armored vehicles and improvised weapons, such as multi-barrel lever fire shotguns, and Rhodesian made machine pistols.
Pand Publishing. Paper back. 152 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of one of the commanders of the mercenaries hired to support the factions arising from the independence of the Belgian Congo. An account of the chaos, the UN intervention, and the various coups; the black leaders, the white mercenaries. With photographs and maps.
Galago Publishing, Republic of South Africa, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 384 pages. SECONDHAND
Unit Histories of the Corps (1920-2001) and its Antecedents. Includes Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, Indian, Nigerian, Pakistan, Rhodesia, Singapore and South Africa Corps of Signals. Supplementary information on related topics. Limited edition of 500 copies, this number 498.
Helion and Company Ltd., Solihull, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 313 pages. SECONDHAND
This Oxford Companion contains over 800 individual entries written by a range of contributors. All the main campaigns and wars since 1800 are covered, along with the men and women who made their mark on Australian military affairs.Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 653 pages. SECONDHAND
Autobiography of Dan's Army career up to the age of twenty-two in 1947. Training in Wellington, the Home Guard and six months at Cambridge then training in England and India, but as soon as Dan was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, the Japanese surrendered. The post-war period engineering in India then with the Royal Bombay Sappers and Miners he found himself involved in a new campaign in the Netherlands East Indies, now Indonesia. Dan's was the last generation of British officers to serve with the old Indian Army. From his viewpoint the units of Hindus, Mussulmans and Sikhs were splendidly integrated. Partition seemed unnecessary, yet was suddenly inevitable. THIS COPY has a signed presentation inscription to the title page.
Rowhex Services Ltd., Swindon, 1996. Softback. 232 pages. SECONDHAND
The Allied contribution to the Italian Resistance. All aspects of Allied aid and the reciprocal efforts of the Italians are covered. In return for materials the partisans supplied information and military support.
Fonthill Media Ltd., 2016. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. NEW
A complete account of the battles of WWII, from 1939 to 1945, in 52 volumes. Background and in-depth details of actions, supported by photographs and maps. THIS VERY HEAVY SET (26 kg) must be picked up from our shop at The Tannery Emporium.
Osprey Publishing, Oxford, 2009. Hardbacks with no dust jackets. 52 volumes approx. 100 pages each. SECONDHAND
Biography of the famed WW2 pilot Douglas Bader, notable for continuing to serve after losing both legs in a crash. Shot down and imprisoned by the Germans, he made multiple escape attempts before being sent to Colditz POW camp. THIS COPY is signed by Douglas Bader and Laddie Lucas. This copy is the second printingof the first edition.
Hutchinson, London, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 303 pages. SECONDHAND
Details all known casualties of Empire troops for the period. Includes, Colonial and irregular forces, and Loyal African subjects. THIS COPY has some informative annotations by military historian J. B. Haigh to the lists of New Zealand Mounted Rifles. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
Hardback with dust jacket. Approx 800 pages. SECONDHAND
3 books; Arras and the Battles of Artois, Rheims and the Battles for its Possession (1925), Battle-Fields of the Marne 1914 (1925). Uniformly bound with sitffened boards and dust jackets, original bookseller stamps to Arras. Before and after information on the French towns and battlefields of WWI. Includes photographs and maps.
Michelin and Cie, France, (1925). Softbacks with dust jackets. 128, 176, 264 pages. SECONDHAND
Its influence on stategy and operations. The Official History of the Second World War Volume 1, 2 and Part 1 of Vol. 3. Based on official records. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
HMSO, London, 1979. Hardbacks with dust jackets. 601, 850, 693 pages. SECONDHAND
The Art and Wartime Surgery of Gillies, Pickerill, McIndoe and Mowlem. A study of the big four plastic surgeons available in the UK at the beginning of WWII, and their pioneering work. Includes the DVD issued with the book which reproduces instructional films from 1945.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2013. Hardback with dust jacket, 262 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of 617 Squadron RAF, famous for the dam busting raids, as well as sinking the Tirpitz and pin-point raids with grand-slam bombs from high altitudes. First edition and first impression. Unclippped jacket has some wear to corners and spine ends, and very minor foxing to closed edges.
Evans Brothers, London, 1951. Hardback with dust jacket. 269 pages. SECONDHAND
Official manual for artillery on Carriages 18-Pr., Marks I, I*, II, IIP, IIPA and IIR. 18 pounder artillery on a two-wheel axle towable carriage. Includes peripheral accessories, rangefinding and aiming etc. With multiple fold out diagrams and photos.
War Office/ Army Council, UK, 1940. Softback. 231 pages. SECONDHAND
Memories and letters of Oliver Wills, born 1892 who was killed in a flying accident in 1918. He was schooled at Elstree, Heddon Court, Bedales and Trinity College, Cambridge. Served with the Honourable Artillery Company and the RFC. Peggy was his sister. Rare self published work reproduces Oliver's writings and artwork.
Pegasus Press for Peggy Hamilton, Christchurch New Zealand, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 136 pages. SECONDHAND
The first book to cover the little known C Squadron of the Special Air Service. Operating in eastern and southern Africa, the Squadron was involved in almost continuous counter communist terrorist operations over the period 1968 to 1980.
Pen & Sword MILITARY, Yorkshire, UK, 2018. Paperback. 200 pages. NEW
The story of the battles concerning Australian and Allied shipping off the east coast of Australia during World War II.
Lamont Publishing, Australia, 1995. Paperback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND.