Books for sale

Discussion in 'For Sale & For Trade' started by Mathsmal, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Mathsmal

    Mathsmal Senior Member

    Hi all

    Like certain other forum members have posted before, I am facing the problem of too many books, and not enough bookshelf. Not having enough space for another bookshelf, I have decided to part with some of my collection.

    Rather than just posting a list, I'd be happy to prioritise based on what people are searching for. So, for example, if you are interested in books relating to Italian campaign, let me know and I'll list what I have.

    Most of the books are Second World War, a mixture of all campaigns, quite a few memoirs - some privately published, etc. Many of them are second hand rather than bought from new, and I will be asking sensible prices (most will be £5 or less but some will be more expensive). I'll be charging postage at cost.

    So, either post a reply or PM me and I will start listing. If no one replies, I'll start listing randomly!

    Cheers
    Matt
     
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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Any Dunkirk related ones?
     
  3. toki2

    toki2 Junior Member

    Interested in memoirs from D day to Germany esp RASC and RE.
     
  4. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Matt
    Any Airborne ones - Parachute Regiment, Glider Pilot Regiment, SAS/SBS/LRDG (any Special Forces really!)

    Andy
     
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  5. No.4CommandoBairn

    No.4CommandoBairn Well-Known Member

    Commando-related? 10th Independent Company.

    Lofoten, Dieppe, Salerno, Normandy, Vlissingen especially. I have quite a few but always looking for more.
     
  6. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    Western Desert 1940 - 1942.

    Tanks & AFV of WWII.
     
  7. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    Italian Campaign
     
  8. Mathsmal

    Mathsmal Senior Member

    Thanks everyone for your requests. I'll be going through them this evening and will try to post a few lists shortly!

    Matt
     
  9. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith Junior Member

    Matt anything on Greece and Crete 1941(especially operation Lustre) Cheers Brian
     
  10. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    Mate, am looking for the air war over Burma; anything about this?
     
  11. jhowson

    jhowson Junior Member

    Hi Matt
    Must have been a tough decision to part with some of your collection.

    I'd be interested in:

    Anything related to the 8th battalion,Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders from 1940 to 1943

    Books/accounts on the North African campaign in Algeria &Tunisia, specifically:
    - Operation Torch landings (esp in Bougie)
    - 36th infantry brigade in Algieria and Tunisia
    - 8th battalion,Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in in Algeria and Tunisia
    - any personal diaries / accounts / books that contain information on the above but it'd be great if it has details of the following:
    - operations of the Argylls and/or 36th brigade around Djebel Abiod
    - the battle for Green & Bald hill
    - the battle of Hunt's gap - late Feb early March 1943
    - even German accounts of the operations in Tunisia if you happen to have them
    Thanks
    Jamie
     
  12. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    SOE & OSS
     
  13. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Late NWE-campaign: British/Canadian battles (Veritable/Blockbuster; Op Plunder).
     
  14. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    I am with this request, too.
     
  15. Mathsmal

    Mathsmal Senior Member

    Hi

    I have gone through most of the books I have. Very little commando / special forces I am afraid.

    This is the first batch - I will update these with others in the next week.

    If you are interested in any of these, send me a PM. If you want more info on the condition or have any questions - please ask.

    Condition:
    Ex – excellent condition, read once
    VG – shows some wear, may have small marks on dust jacket or cover, etc – it has been read
    Fair – worn covers, may have foxing, etc – mostly older books – it has been read a lot!

    North West Europe 1939-45

    Life At The Sharp End – Memories of World War II – St John’s School History Society –
    Collection of veteran’s stories inc Major-General Peter de Carteret Martin’s account of the Normandy campaign with 2nd Bn Cheshire Regt, 50th Div.
    Paperback, no date, VG. £3.00
    Sold

    Letters from Normandy and Beyond – Bernard Godfrey
    Collection of letters, written by a Rifleman, 12th Bn, The King’s Royal Rifle Corps
    Paperback (card cover), 1994. Signed by the author. VG. £4.00
    Sold

    100 Days of War for Peace – The Battle of Falaise Within the Battle of Normandy – Dr Paul German
    Paperback, 1998. VG. £4.00
    Sold

    A Short Story of 21 Army Group – Hugh Darby & Marcus Cunliffe
    Paperback, 1949. Fair. £5.00

    A Geordie Goes To War – GR Thompson
    Memoir of gunner with 296 Battery, 74th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. BEF – wounded – POW – repatriated after leg amputation.
    Paperback, 2002. VG. £3.00
    Sold

    Mailed Fist – With a Tank Troop Through Europe – John Foley
    Memoir of a Churchill tank commander in NW Europe.
    Paperback, 1958. Fair. £2.00
    Sold

    Memories of a Soldier 1940-1946 – Charles Couldry
    Memoir of a soldier who served with 9th Essex Regiment and 11th (Essex) Med. Regt. RA in France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.
    Paperback, 1998. VG (but slight crease to some pages). £4.00
    Sold

    No Ordinary Life - Peter Stokes
    Memoir of a Commando / SAS including Op Basalt, Pantelleria, Sicily, Op Speedwell, time as POW.
    Paperback, 2013. Ex. £4.00 Sold


    I will be adding a list of N African / Italian campaign books tomorrow.
     
  16. No.4CommandoBairn

    No.4CommandoBairn Well-Known Member

    May I have the last one, please? No Ordinary Life?

    Thank you! :)
     
  17. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I'll have this one.

    I don't suppose you need any war diaries in the not to distant future?
     
  18. Mathsmal

    Mathsmal Senior Member

    Here are some more:

    Condition:
    Ex – excellent condition, read once
    VG – shows some wear, may have small marks on dust jacket or cover, etc – it has been read
    Fair – worn covers, may have foxing, etc – mostly older books – it has been read a lot!

    Italian / North African campaign

    War in Italy 1943-45 – A Brutal Story – Richard Lamb
    Paperback, 1993. VG. £4.00

    Tunisian Tales – The 1st Parachute Brigade in North Africa 1942-43 – Niall Cherry
    Hardback, 2011. Ex. £5.00
    Sold

    With All Modesty – The Veterans’ Tales of the Battle for Malta – Colin A Pomeroy
    Paperback, 2005. VG. £5.00

    Malta: Blitzed But Not Beaten – Philip Vella
    Paperback, 2001. Fair. £3.00

    Finding the Way – Wartime Adventures in Italy 1942-43 – Douglas Flowerdew
    Paperback, 1988. Fair. £3.00

    Fortress Crete – 1941-1944 – George Harokopos
    Paperback, 1993. VG. £3.00

    Operation Mercury – M G Comeau
    Paperback, 1975. Fair. £1.50

    Come Back to Portofino – Through Italy with the 6th South African Armoured Division – James Bourhill
    Hardback, 2011. Ex. £10.00

    Salerno – Hugh Pond
    Hardback, 1961. Fair. £3.00

    The Gothic Line – Douglas Orgill
    Paperback, 1967. Fair. £2.00

    From Sicily To The Alps – Glynn B Hobbs
    Personal accounts and recollections of predominantly South African veterans of the Italian campaign.
    Paperback, 1999. Signed by the author. VG. £8.00

    Desert Wings – A Hurricane Pilot in the Western Desert – The story of Flight Lieutenant Arthur Weller DFC, 80 and 274 Squadrons RAF 1939-41 – Peter Holloway
    Paperback, 2001. VG/Fair (small tear on spine). £4.00

    War Was A Cross To Bear - Hugh Lock
    Memoir of service in North Africa and Italy with the Royal Engineers including Salerno, Volturno River crossing, etc.
    Paperback, 1998. Ex. £6.00

    If you are interested in any of these, send me a PM. If you want more info on the condition or have any questions - please ask.
     
  19. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    HI,<br />Can I have Tunisian Tales &amp; Mailed Fist?<br /><br />Cheers<br /><br />Alistair
     
  20. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Can I have: A Short Story of 21 Army Group – Hugh Darby & Marcus Cunliffe of the North West Europe section
     

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