Archive for 2022

Dec 15, 2022

Books for Sale

I have recently cleared some of my shelving and am selling a number of military history books. These have been categorised and are listed below.  I have looked on to get an accurate idea of pricing and my prices match the cheapest found on that site (which itself searches 150 million books worldwide). P&P will be charged on top. I look forward to hearing from you and will keep the list updated when items are sold.   

First World War



Wully – Sir William Robertson – Molly Burkett. Softcover £14

Letters from a Flying Officer – Rothesay Stuart Wortley. Publisher: Sutton Pub Ltd. Softcover. £6

Her Privates We – Frederic Manning. Publisher: Serpent’s Tail, 1999. Softcover. £3

Margin Released – J.B. Priestley, Reprint Society, 1963, Hardcover. £5

Wearing Spurs – John Reith. Hardcover, Publisher: Hutchinson Of London, 1966. £5

A Minstrel In France (1918 Edition) – Harry Lauder. Hardcover. £25

“Khaki Courage: Letters in War-Time”, 1917 – Coningsby Dawson. Hardcover. Third Edition. £25

Guns, Kites and Horses: Three Diaries from the Western Front – Sydney Giffard. Hardcover. £3

Vain Glory. A Miscellany of the Great War 1914-1918 Written By Those Who Fought In It On Each Side and On All Fronts – Guy Chapman. Hardcover. 1937. £4

War Letters to a Wife (Spellmount Classics) – Rowland Fielding, Softcover. £3

War Memoirs of David Lloyd George – Volume II. Hardcover. £6

In Parenthesis – David Jones. Faber Faber, 2010. Softcover. £5

The Secret Battle – A.P. Herbert. Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1982. Softcover. £2

The Last Fighting Tommy – Harry Patch & Richard van Emden. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2007. Hardcover. £3

Memoirs of a camp-follower: a naturalist goes to war – Philip Gosse. Hardcover. 1942 edition. £20

Various – Great First World War Stories. Hardcover. £3

Letters from a Lost Generation – First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and Four Friends – Alan Bishop, Mark Bostridge. Softcover. £3

Testament Of Youth – Vera Brittain. Softcover. £3


Great War Fiction

The Regeneration Trilogy : Regeneration; The Eye in the Door; The Ghost Road – Pat Barker. Hardcover. Gardners Books, 1996. £3

All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque. Hardcover. 1929. £6


Battles/Western Front/Weapons

Vimy Ridge – Alexander Mckee. Softcover. £3

R B Gardner – The Big Push. A Portrait of the Battle of the Somme. Hardcover. 1961. £5

In Flanders Fields: Passchendaele 1917 – Leon Wolff. Softcover. £2.50

Fire Power: The British Army: Weapons and Theories of War, 1904-1945, (Pen & Sword Military Classics) – Shelford Bidwell & Dominick Graham. Softcover. £4.

The Western Front From the Air – Nicholas C Watkins. Hardcover. £4

The Fifth Army in March 1918 – W. Shaw Sparrow. Publisher: The Bodley Head, 1921. Used – Fair. 1st edition. No dust jacket – with maps (some folding) & introduction by Sir Hubert Gough. Hardcover. £12

The British Army in the Great War – Frederick Hadley (Historial Museum of the Great War). Softcover. £5

Tanks Tank Weaponry and Warfare – Eric Morris. Hardcover. £3

Haig’s Command – Denis Winter. Publisher: Penguin, 2001. Softcover. £2.50

The Donkeys – Alan Clark. Softcover. £2.50



Liverpool Heroes, Book 3 – 17 Liverpool holders of the Victoria Cross – Ann Clayton (ed.). Softcover. £9

Supreme Courage: Heroic Stories from 150 Years of the Victoria Cross – Sir Peter de la Billiere. Hardcover. £3


Modern Guide Books

Battlefields of the First World War: A Traveller’s Guide – Tonie & Valmai Holt. Publisher: Trafalgar Square, 1993. Hardcover. £2.50


Old Guide Books

Muirhead’s Belgium and the Western Front (The Blue Guides) 1920 (Hardcover) £28

Battlefields of the Marne 1914. Michelin Tyre Co, London, 1919 Used – Good. First Edition. £10

Amiens. Before and During the War. A Panoramic History and Guide. Michelin’s Illustrated Guide: £9

Lille; Before and During the War; Illustrated Michelin Guides to the Battlefields 1914-1918; £13

Somme Vol 2 Second Battle of the Somme (Illustrated Michelin Guides): £26



Unending Vigil: The History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission – Philip Longworth, Pen and Sword, 2003. Softcover. £7

Remembered: The History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission – Julie Summers. Hardcover. Excellent condition. £17


War Memorials & Remembrance

Tell Them of Us: Remembering Swindon’s Sons of the Great War 1914-1918 – Mark Sutton. Softcover. £8

Menin Gate and Last Post: Ypres as Holy Ground – Dominick Dendooven. Softcover. £2.50

The War Memorial – Clive Aslet. Publisher: Viking, 2012. Hardcover. £3

Not Forgotten – Neil Oliver, Foreword By Ian Hislop. Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, 2005. Hardcover. £3

At the Going Down of the Sun: British First World War Memorials – Derek Boorman. Softcover. £4



Public Schools and The Great War – Sir Anthony Seldon & David Walsh. Pen and Sword Military, 2014. Hardcover. £8

Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in the First World War – John Lewis-Stempel. Softcover £2.50

Fritz and Tommy: Across the Barbed Wire- Peter Doyle; Robin Schäfer. Hardcover. Like new. £6

The Pity of War – Niall Ferguson (Allen Lane History). Hardcover. £3

Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals – Niall Ferguson. Publisher: Penguin Books, 2011. Softcover. £3

The Great War and Modern Memory – Paul Fussell. Softcover. £2

Marjorie’s War: Four Families in the Great War 1914-1918 – Charles Fair. Softcover. Like new. £10

Empire – Jeremy Paxman. Publisher: Viking, 2011. Hardcover. £4

Berkshire in the First World War. Commemorative book produced by Reading Borough Libraries and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Edited by John Arcus. Publisher Goosecroft Publication 2015. Softcover. £8

The First World War: A Very Short Introduction – Michael Howard, Oxford University Press, 2007. Softcover. £3

A Group Photograph – Before, Now & in-Between: A History & Art Project 2016 – Andrew Tatham, Publisher: Stad Ieper – Musea, Softcover. £6

Quick Training for War – Lt Gen Sir Robert Baden-Powell: £6


Second World War



‘DUNKIRK, THE NECESSARY MYTH (CORONET BOOKS)’ – Nicholas Harman. Softcover. £2

Stalingrad (Hardcover) – Anthony Beevor: £8

Berlin (Softcover) – Anthony Beevor: £5

The Desert Generals (Hardcover, First Edition, 1960) – Correlli Barnett: £36

The Battle of the Bulge (Hardcover) – Charles B. MacDonald: £4

Overlord (Hardcover) – Max Hastings: £3



Triumph in the West 1943 – 1946. Based on the Diaries and Autobiographical Notes of Field Marshall The Viscount Alanbrooke (Hardcover): £3

Alanbrooke War Diaries 1939-1945: Field Marshall Lord Alanbrooke – Ed by Alex Danchev & Daniel Todman (Softcover): £3.50

With the Jocks: A Soldier’s Struggle For Europe 1944-45 (Softback) – Peter White: £3.50


War at Sea (all Softback)

Stealth at Sea: The History of the Submarine – Dan Van Der Vat: £3

Convoy – Martin Middlebrook: £2.50

The Greatest Raid of All (St Nazaire Raid or Operation Chariot) – C.E. Lucas Phillips: £2

A Brilliant Little Operation: The Cockleshell Heroes and the Most Courageous Raid of World War 2 n – Paddy Ashdown (Hardback): £3

The Sinking of the Bismarck – Will Berthold: £3.50

The Sinking of the Lancastria – Jonathan Fenby: £5


Air War

RAF Bomber Command in the Second World War: the Hardest Victory – Denis Richards: £3

Dresden – Frederick Taylor: £3

No Passing Glory: The full and authentic biography of Group Captain Cheshire, V.C., D.S.O., D.F.C. (Hardcover) – Andrew Boyle: £7


The Second World War (Six Volumes) – Winston Churchill – £60

(1) The Gathering Storm – (2) Their Finest Hour – (3) The Grand Alliance – (4) The Hinge of Fate – (5) Closing the Ring – (6) Triumph and Tragedy 


German History, Nazi Germany & the Holocaust

Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust – Daniel Jonah Goldhagen: £4

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich – William Shirer: £4

A History of Germany 1815-1990 (Fourth Edition. Hardcover) – William Carr: £3.50

The Fontana History of Germany 1918-1990 – Mary Fullbrook: £2



A Man Called Intrepid – William Stevenson: £4

Spies Beneath Berlin (Hardcover) – David Stafford: £3

They Have Their Exits (Hardcover) – Airey Neave DSO MBE MC: £5



The Spanish Civil War (Softback) – Anthony Beevor: £3

Band of Brothers – Stephen E Ambrose (Softback): £2

Whicker’s War (Hardcover)  – Alan Whicker: £2

Gardens of Stone: My Boyhood in the French Resistance (Hardcover) – Stephen Grady: £3

Monty: the making of a General 1887-1942, Vol 1 (Softback) – Nigel Hamilton: £3

The Call-Up: A History of National Service – Tom Hickman, Publisher: Headline, 2005. Softcover. £3