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1 Adleman, Robert H. and, Walton, George The Devil's Brigade
Philadelphia Chilton Book Company 1966 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xiv, [2], 259 pages, plates, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From Wikipedia: "The Devil's Brigade (also called The Black Devils and The Black Devils' Brigade and Freddie's Freighters, officially the 1st Special Service Force) , was an elite, joint World War II American-Canadian commando unit organized in 1942 and trained at Fort William Henry Harrison near Helena, Montana in the United States. The brigade fought in the Aleutian Islands, Italy, and southern France before being disbanded in December 1944. The modern American and Canadian special operations forces trace their heritage to this unit. . . A large number of the Devil's Brigade members were honored for their acts of valour, including Tommy Prince, Canada's most decorated aboriginal soldier of World War II. Also, U. S. Member Wendell C. Johnson (Fifth Company, Third Regiment, serial # 37 168 437) , risking his life to save a fellow Black Devil, walked into a minefield and brought his brigade comrade to safety. When they tried to give him a medal for his act of heroism Wendell declined with the words, "Give it to the man who lost his leg"." 
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2 Allen, Robert S. Lucky Forward. the History of Patton's Third U. S. Army.
New York Vanguard Press 1947 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
[14],. 424 pages, plates, maps, cloth, very good. Former own'ers name and address on page 3. From Wikipedia: ""In World War II, Patton commanded corps and armies in North Africa, Sicily, and the European Theater of Operations. In 1944, Patton assumed command of the U. S. Third Army, which under his leadership advanced farther, captured more enemy prisoners, and liberated more territory in less time than any other army in history. A German field marshal speaking to American reporters called Patton "your best" (general)." 
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3 Ambrose, Stephen E Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
New York Simon & Schuster 2001 0743216458 / 9780743216456 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
333 pages, map, pictorial wrappers, very good. From Wikipedia: "Easy Company, 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, the "Screaming Eagles", is one of the most well-known companies in the United States Army. Their experiences in World War II are the subject of the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers based on the book of the same name by historian Stephen Ambrose. In 2009, twenty of the last few remaining survivors from Easy Company recounted their stories in the oral-history book project We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories From the Band of Brothers." 
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4 Ambrose, Stephen E Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
New York Simon & Schuster 2001 0743216385 / 9780743216388 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
331, [2] pages, plates, map, cloth, DJ, very good. Embossed label of the previous owner, a noted military collector. From the DJ: BAND OF BROTHERS is one of Stephen Ambrose's best-loved works on World War II. It is reprinted here in a Simon & Schuster Classic Edition, with a new introduction by the author." From Wikipedia: "Easy Company, 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, the "Screaming Eagles", is one of the most well-known companies in the United States Army. Their experiences in World War II are the subject of the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers based on the book of the same name by historian Stephen Ambrose. In 2009, twenty of the last few remaining survivors from Easy Company recounted their stories in the oral-history book project We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories From the Band of Brothers." 
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5 Anderson, Christopher J. Screaming Eagles: the 101st Airborne from D-Day to Desert Storm. the G. I. Series. the Illustrated History of the American Soldier, His Uniform, & His Equipment.
London Greenhill Books 2000 1853674257 / 9781853674259 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
72 pages, well illustrated (some in color) , pictorial wrappers, very good. 7 by 10 inches. From Wikipedia: "The 101st Airborne Division—the "Screaming Eagles"—is a U. S. Army modular light infantry division trained for air assault operations. During World War II, it was renowned for its role in Operation Overlord, the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944, in Normandy, France, Operation Market Garden, the liberation of Holland and action during the Battle of the Bulge around the city of Bastogne, Belgium. During the Vietnam War, the 101st Airborne Division fought in several major campaigns and battles including the fight for Hamburger Hill in May 1969." ; 72 pages 
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6 Belote, James and, Belote, William. Typhoon of Steel. the Battle for Okinawa.
New York Harper & Row, 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Xiv, 368, [1] pages, pls. Maps, cloth, DJ, very good. Stated first edition. From the DJ: "TYPHOON OF STEEL is the first comprehensive history of the last military campaign of World War II ever written for the general reader. It is based on interviews in Japan and Okinawa with military and civilian survivors, with numerous Americans who fought in the campaign, and on many months of research in the official American and Japanese reports." ; 384 pages 
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7 Belote, James and, Belote, William. Typhoon of Steel. the Battle for Okinawa.
New York Harper & Row, 1970 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
[8],9-384p., 16 pls. 5 maps, cloth, dj, book club edition, vg. "The challenging task of brining into a single volume the complex and fascinating story of Okinawa's seizure by American forces in the waning months of World War II was suggested to the authors by their publisher, Harper & Row. After four years of research, study, and travel, they have produced an account which, while not exhaustive, they hope will provide for the general reader a accurate and authoritative history of Okinawa's 'typhoon of steel."; 384 pages 
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8 Briggs, Richard A. Black Hawks over the Danube: the History of the 86th Infantry Division in World War II
Louisville, KY Printed By the Western Recorder 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
127 pages, illustrations, cloth, very good. From the estate of aviation collector Colin Kidd and with his embossed label. From the foreword: "Composed almost entirely of selective service inductees, the unit became known as the "Kid Division," because of its youth. The average age of the entire division, officers and all, was only 22." From Wikipedia: "The 86th Infantry Division arrived in France, 4 March 1945, and moved to Köln, Germany, taking over defensive positions near Weiden, 24 March, in relief of the 8th Infantry Division. After a short period of patrolling on both sides of the Rhine, the division was relieved, and moved across the Rhine to Eibelshausen, Germany, 5 April. In a rapid offensive advance, the 86th moved across the Bigge River, cleared Attendorn, 11 April, and continued on to the Ruhr, taking part in the Ruhr pocket fighting. On 21 April, the division moved to Ansbach and continued to advance, taking Eichstätt on the 25th, crossing the Danube at Ingolstadt on the 27th, securing the bridge over the Amper Canal, 29 April, crossing the Isar and reaching Mittel Isar Canal by the end of the month. The division was ordered to take Wasserburg, 1 May, and leading elements had reached the outskirts of the city when they were ordered to withdraw, 2 May, and to move east to Salzburg. On 4 May, the Division captured the crown jewels of Hungary in Mattsee, Austria. At the end of the war, the division was securing the left flank of the XV Corps. After processing German prisoners of war, it was redeployed to the United States, arriving in New York 17 June 1945. The division trained briefly at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, 21 June-11 August 1945; and then left San Francisco, 24 August 1945, for the Philippines. The 86th Division was aboard ship in Leyte harbor when the Japanese surrendered. After landing on Luzon the unit was dispersed throughout the Island, some to Marikina, some to other locations. A few were assigned to Corregidor Island to guard Japanese prisoners of war." 
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9 BUCHHEIM, LOTHAR-GUNTHER U-boat war.
Toronto, Bantam Books 1979 055301062x / 9780553010626 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Translated by Gudie Lawaetz with an essay by Michael Salewski. Approximately 300p ages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. 8 by 11 inches. From the publisher: "From the author of the internationally best-selling novel of submarine warfare, The Boat - a word-and-picture chronicle (his own words, 205 of his own photographs) of submarine warfare in the North Atlantic. No comparable record of the war at sea exists anywhere - Buchheim's pictures are unique. Ordered on board a submarine as an official artist to send back suitably inspiring renderings of the German Navy in action for propaganda purposes, he was granted a camera and unlimited supplies of film to aid his work, and opportunity to use them that was unthinkable for any member of a regular crew." 
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10 CHALFONT, ALUN Montgomery of Alamein.
New York Atheneum 1976 0689107447 / 9780689107443 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xiv, [2], 365 pages, 4 plates, map endpapers, cloth, dust jacket, very good. 1st American edition. From the DJ: Lord Chalfont has made no attempt to analyze Montgomery's campaigns in depth, but is rather concerned to trace the links between his techniques of command and his military philosophy on the one hand and his complex, often abrasive character on the side. 
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11 ENRIGHT, JOSEPH F. with, RYAN, JAMES W. Shinano!: The Sinking of Japan's Secret Supership
New York St. Martin's Press, 1987 031200186x / 9780312001865 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xviii, [2] pages, plates, cloth, DJ, very good. From the publisher: Books have immortalized Japan's super-battleships Yamato and Musashi, but the top-secret conversion to an aircraft carrier of a bigger sister ship, Shinano, has remained part naval legend, part military secret. Even after this huge mystery carrier was sunk on her fist night at sea by Captain Enright's submarine Archer-Fish, U. S. Intelligence questioned Shinano's existence. Captain Enright, documenting this story with help from his Japanese counterparts, has dramatically brought to life the men and events on both ships in the moment-by-moment storytelling tradition of The Enemy Below. This is the first and definitive book on the Pacific war's most remarkable one-on-one sea battle, by its key surviving participant. 
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12 Ethell, Jeffrey, editor; Text by Yeager, Charles E. 'chuck and Anderson, Clarence E. 'bud' There Once Was a War: the Collected Color Photography of World War II. Featuring the Jeffrey Ethell Collection of World War II Color Photography.
New York Viking 1995 0670860441 / 9780670860449 First Edition Very Good in Good dust jacket 
224 pages, well illustrated in color, cloth, DJ, very good. 8 by 11 inches. ; 11 X 8.70 X 0.90 inches; 224 pages 
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13 Flanagan, Edward M. The Angels: a History of the 11th Airborne Division, 1943-1946
Washington Infantry Journal Press 1975 Reprint Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
176 pages, well illustrated, maps, pictorial wrappers, very good. 8.5 by 11 inches. 1975 reprint of 1948 original. "This reprint developed by former members of Battery "B" 457th Parachute Field Artillery Batallion who served under the Author Major Edward M. Flanagan Jr. , their Battery Commander. The Author is now a Lieut. General, CG, Sixth US Army." From the introduction: "This is the story of the Angels . . . It hopes to bring to mind not only the mud of Leyte, the dust of Luzon, and the night soil of Japan, but also the nights at Scottie's outside of Southern Pines, the battles of Leesville, and the ocnflict between the amphibian engineers and the incognito airborne at Stoneman." 
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14 Flanagan, Edward M. The Angels: a History of the 11th Airborne Division.
Novato, Ca, Presidio 1989 0891413588 / 9780891413585 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xiv, 422 pages, plates, many maps, cloth, DJ, very good. Foreword by Lt. Gen. William B. Yarborough, USA (Ret. ) Revised and enlarged from the original 1948 edition. From the estate of aviation collector Colin H. Kidd and with his embossed sticker. From the dust jacket: General Flanagan presents a complete history of the 11th Airborne Civision including the early discussion of the initial concepts of how and where to use airborne troops. . . This is a personalized history, much of it told through interviews with veterans of the 11th. General Swing, the Angels' legendary commander, contributes a great deal from his letters and writings." ; 422 pages 
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15 Frankel, Nat and, Smith, Larry Patton's Best: an Informal History of the 4th Armored Division
New York Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1978 0801557976 / 9780801557972 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
X, 198 pages, plates, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: "This is one soldier's attempt to show why, in fact, Patton said, "There has never been such a superb fighting organization as the 4th Armored Division." And why Bradley and MacAuliffe and Maxwell Taylor wouldn't have argued. Nat Frankel's purpose was not to write a formal history of the division but to give the fighting man's account of World War II - to render the texture of war in general and more specifically to give some feeling of what it was like to follow the 4th Armored from Normandy across the Western European Front into Prague. In so doing, Frankel emphasizes aspects of the war often ignored by professional historians." 
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16 Frankel, Nat and, Smith, Larry Patton's Best: an Informal History of the 4th Armored Division
New York Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1978 0801557976 / 9780801557972 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
X, 198 pages, plates, cloth, DJ, very good. Book club edition. From the DJ: "This is one soldier's attempt to show why, in fact, Patton said, "There has never been such a superb fighting organization as the 4th Armored Division." And why Bradley and MacAuliffe and Maxwell Taylor wouldn't have argued. Nat Frankel's purpose was not to write a formal history of the division but to give the fighting man's account of World War II - to render the texture of war in general and more specifically to give some feeling of what it was like to follow the 4th Armored from Normandy across the Western European Front into Prague. In so doing, Frankel emphasizes aspects of the war often ignored by professional historians." ; Book Club Edition 
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17 Goble, James Training High Lights At the Armored Replacement Training Center, Fort Knox, Kentucky. A Series of Stories That Will Acquaint You with ARTC Training Activities.
Fort Knox, KY The Armored School 1944 Paperback Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Title from cover. 36 pages, illustrations, stapled wrappers, a little shelf wear otherwise very good. Illustrations drawn by Pvt. Melvin Talberg. 
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18 Katcher, Philip U. S. 1st Marine Division 1941-45. Vanguard Series. Texty by Philip Katcher, Colour Plates by Mike Chappell.
London Osprey Publishing 1979 0850453119 / 9780850453119 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
40 pages, well illustrated, 8 color plates, maps, pictorial wrappers, very good. 7 by 10 inches. From Wikipedia: "The 1st Marine Division was activated aboard the USS Texas on 1 February 1941. The division's units were scattered over the Pacific with the support elements and the 1st Marine Regiment transported en route to New Zealand on three ships, the USATs Ericsson, Barnett and Elliott from Naval Reserve Air Base Oakland to New Zealand, and later were landed on the island of Guadalcanal, part of the Solomon Islands, on 7 August 1942. . . The final campaign the division would take part in during World War II would be the Battle of Okinawa. The strategic importance of Okinawa was that it provided a fleet anchorage, troop staging areas, and airfields in close proximity to Japan. The division landed on 1 April 1945 as part of the III Amphibious Corps. Its initial mission was, fighting alongside the 6th Marine Division, to clear the northern half of the island – that they were able to do expeditiously. The Army's XXIV Corps met much stiffer resistance in the south, and in late April the Marine division was moved south where it relieved the Army's 27th Infantry Division. The division was in heavy fighting on Okinawa until 21 June 1945, when the island was declared secure. The 1st Marine Division slugged it out with the Japanese 32nd Army at such places as Dakeshi Ridge, Wana Ridge, "Sugarloaf Hill" and Shuri Castle. Fighting on Okinawa cost the division 1,655 killed in action." 
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19 Kernan, Alvin Crossing the Line: A Blue Jacket's World War II Odyssey
Annapolis, Naval Institute Press 1994 1557504555 / 9781557504555 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Xiv, [2], 173, [3] pages, illustrations, cloth, DJ, very good. Embossed label of the previous owner, a noted aviation collector. From Booklist: "This worthwhile World War II autobiography is the memoirs of a Wyoming ranch boy who joined the navy in 1941 to get away from rural poverty. He began the war aboard the carrier Enterprise on the day Pearl Harbor was attacked and ended it aboard an escort carrier off Japan. His experiences in between included many demanding missions as an aerial gunner, having to abandon the sinking U. S. S. Hornet, and other episodes with different flavors, such as shore patrol duty, visits to prostitutes, and winning a grubstake for college after the war in a poker game. In spite of his subsequent distinguished academic career at Yale and Princeton, Kernan does not strive for profundities, and as a result, his book is vivid and readable, recalling Theodore Mason's now-classic Battleship Sailor (1982)." 
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20 Masters, John, 1914-1983 The Road Past Mandalay. a Personal Narrative
New York Harper & Brothers 1961 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
[8], 341 pages, 4 plates, maps, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the publisher: "A favorite storyteller tells his own story from the day in September, 1939, when war comes to him and his battalion in a little Indian outpost near the Afghan border, to a choice or roads six years later." From Wikipedia: "After Staff College Masters next served as Brigade Major in the 114th Indian Infantry Brigade before being "poached" by Joe Lentaigne, another officer from the 4th Gurkhas, to be Brigade Major in 111th Indian Infantry Brigade, a Chindit formation. From March, 1944, the brigade served behind the Japanese lines in Burma. On the death of General Orde Wingate on 24 April, Lentaigne became the Chindits' overall commander and Masters commanded the main body of 111 Brigade. In May, the brigade was ordered to hold a position code-named ‘Blackpool’ near Mogaung in northern Burma. The isolated position was attacked with great intensity for seventeen days and eventually the brigade was forced to withdraw. Masters felt obliged to order the medical orderlies to shoot 19 of his own men, casualties who had no hope of recovery or rescue. Masters later wrote about these events in the second volume of his autobiography, The Road Past Mandalay. ; Ex-Library; 341 pages 
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