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Mackenzie Compton - Wind of Freedom: The History of the Invasion of Greece By the Axis Powers 1940-1941

Hardback.A good plus copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine, which shows some fading. 16 black and white photographs. Folding map at rear of book. 276 pages. Good illustrated dustwrapper with some edge wear and tear and minor chipping. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1943, First Edition
£25.00

Mackinnon, J. P.; Shadbolt, S. H. - The South African Campaign of 1879

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 397 pages. Folding map at rear. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1880 which is recognised as a classic work on the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. This edition has a new extensive index which gives the name, rank and unit designation of every officer, and the battles at which they fought. Includes biographies and photographs of the 62 British officers who lost their lives during the war.
Published : Greenhill Books, London 1995,
£18.00

Macksey Kenneth - Godwin's Saga a Commando Epic

A near-fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 149pp. 19 plates. 4 maps. The story of a group of Allied commandos in occupied Norway.
Published : Brassey's Defence Publishers, London 1987, First Edition
£9.00

Macksey Kenneth - To the Green Fields Beyond a Short History of the Royal Tank Regiment

A very good copy. Softcover. 92 pages + 16 pages Appendices. 18 illustrations (including maps). The history of the regiment from 1916 to 1965.
Published : Published Privately By Regimental Headquarters Royal Tank Regiment, London 1965, First Edition
£7.00

MacLennan John - Scots of the Line

Nd. c. 1953? A good copy in a good dustwrapper. Pages browned. 183pp. An account of the Scottish regiments.
Published : W & R Chambers, Edinburgh, First Edition
£9.00

MacMillan Captain Norman - Air Strategy

Nd. c. 1942. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in black. Ownership inscription. Some browning and creasing to cheap war-time paper. 128pp. 6 maps.
Published : Hutchinson, London, First Edition
£7.00

MacMunn Lieut-General Sir George - The Crimea in Perspective

A very good copy with a little wear at top of spine in a good, almost complete, dustwrapper which is now protected. Some foxing to page ends. Previous owner's name on f.e.p. 254pp. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations. 6 maps. A history of the Crimean War.
Published : G. Bell & Sons, London 1935, First Edition
£18.00

Macready, General the Right Hon. Sir Nevil - Annals of an Active Life

Hardbacks. Nd but 1924. A very good two volume set in blue cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription or other marking. Moderate edge foxing. 694 pages (continuously paginated). 32 illustrations. Macready was a senior British Army officer who saw active service in the Second Boer War and who held senior staff appointments in the First World War. The book's principal interest, however, lies in the fact that he was the last British military commander in Ireland prior to independence. He was sent to command British troops in Ireland in April 1920 to carry out a counter-insurgency role against the Irish Republican Army in the Irish War of Independence. He had already expressed his view of Ireland in writing as follows: "I loathe the country--and its people with a depth deeper than the sea and more violent than that which I feel against the Boche." He believed that Ireland could be suppressed in the Summer of 1921 but following instructions from his political masters negotiated a truce in July 1921 and withdrew his troops form Ireland the following year. This is a scarce and interesting book which has not been reprinted. Photograph available on request.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London, First Edition
£540.00

Madej, Victor W. (Editor) - U. S. Army and Marine Corps Order of Battle, Pacific Theater of operations 1941-1945 Volume 1

Softback. Oblong. A good copy in silver, decorated covers. Splash mark to pastedowns. 176 pages.
Published : Game Publishing Company, Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 1984, First Edition
£18.00

Magor, R. B. - African General Service Medals

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. 288 pages. Maps. Tables. Deals with the campaign medals awarded for the Small Wars in tropical Africa. "This completely revised and reset edtion contains much new information and almost 100 additional pages."
Published : Published for the Author By the Naval And Military Press, London 1993, Revised and Enlarged Edition
£30.00

Malcolm C.A. - The Piper in Peace and War

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.[xxiv],282 + 5pp Appendix. 8 illustrations. Part I is the story of piping in the army while Part II is a record of pipers in individual regiments. First published in 1927 this edition has a new Foreword by Pipe Major Angus MacDonald and a new Introduction by Patrick King.
Published : Hardwicke Press, London 1993, Reprint
£15.00

Malcolm C.A. - The Piper in Peace and War

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with a piper in black on front board. The boards are now protected by a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.xv,282 + publisher's adverts. 8 illustrations. A history of piping in the British army, particularly in Scottish regiments.
Published : John Murray, London 1927, First Edition
£25.00

Malton Captain William D. - Sinnott's Catechism on Infantry Drill Adapted to the Present "Field Exercise and Evolutions of Infantry" with the Addition of Questions on Brigade Movements; Advanced and Rear Guards and Outposts; Shelter-Trench Exercise; Route Marching; Etc

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. Boards a little marked. Pp.xii,206. Follows a question and answer format.
Published : William Clowes & Sons, London 1882, Twenty-Sixth Edition
£25.00

Mansel John (Edited By E.G.C. Beckwith) - The Mansel Diaries - The Diaries of Captain John Mansel, Prisoner-of-War - and Camp Forger - in Germany 1940-1945

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xi,156. 16 illustrations. 2 maps. Foreword by Airey Neave.
Published : Privately Printed 1977, First Edition
£9.00

Marchington, James - Knives: Military Edged Tools and Weapons

Hardback. A very good copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vi,153. Numerous illustrations. "Covers the whole range of blades available to the modern soldier."
Published : Brassey's (UK) Ltd, London 1997, First Edition
£12.00

Martin Lieut.-Colonel A. C. - The Durban Light Infantry Volume I 1854 to 1934 and Volume II 1935 to 1960

Hardbacks. A two-volume set in blue cloth lettered and decorated in silver. Volume I has damp-staining to the edges of the boards but is very good internally. Volume II is very good but has some edge and end-paper foxing and a previous owner's name stamped on the front end-paper. Vol. I,pp.xx,368. 6 maps. Numerous illustrations including colour frontispiece. Vol. II,pp.xxi,487. 14 maps. Numerous illustrations including colour. The history of a South African Regiment including the East African campaign in the First World War and the Desert and Italian campaigns in the Second World War.
Published : The Headquarters Board of the Durban Light Infantry, Durban 1969, First Edition
£38.00

Mason Francis K. - Hawker Aircraft Since 1920

Hardback. A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which has a number of edge chips and tears. Gift inscription. 475 pages. More than 380 photographs.
Published : Putnam, London 1961, First Edition
£14.00

Mason, Tim - The Secret Years: Flight Testing at Boscombe Down 1939-1945

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 320 pages. 499 black and white illustrations. 94 colour illustrations. "This is the story of the highly classified work of the A & AEE (Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment) at Boscombe Down and the intense, ever-expanding business of testing aircraft and their varied armaments in wartime."
Published : Hikoki Publications, Aldershot 1998, First Edition
£20.00

Massey W. T. - How Jerusalem Was Won Being the Record of Allenby's Campaign in Palestine

Hardback. A good minus copy with some wear to spine and more specific wear and tear to spine ends. No ownership inscription. Some foxing. Pp.x,295. Frontispiece and 38 illustrations. 3 maps (of 4).
Published : Constable & Co., London 1919, First Edition
£12.00

Maurice Lieut. F. - The System of Field Manoeuvres Best Adapted for Enabling Our Troops to Meet a Continental Army

A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. Partly unopened. 174pp + 16pp adverts. Two folding diagrams at rear. This book won a prize of �100 as the best military essay in a competition promoted by the Duke of Wellington.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1882, First Edition
£38.00

Maurice Major-General Sir Frederick - The Adventures of Edward Wogan

Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in dark blue. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.viii,168. 3 maps. The story of an Anglo-Irishman who fought first in the Parliamentary Army and later in the Royal Army during the English Civil War.
Published : George Routledge and Sons, London 1945, First Edition
£8.00

Maurice, Major-General Sir F. - The 16th Foot A History of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Bookplate of a newspaper reference library on front fixed end-paper but no other markings. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xi,240. Three sketch maps. Includes five chapters on the First World War.
Published : Constable & Co., London 1936, Reprint
£35.00

Maurice-Jones Colonel K.W. - The History of Coast Artillery in the British Army

Hardback. A very good copy in dark grey/blue cloth lettered and decorated in red. Some edge foxing but internally clean. No ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,234 + errata page. 17 maps including 6 folding maps in rear pocket.
Published : Royal Artillery Institution, London 1959, First Edition
£24.00

Mawson Michael Hargreave (Editor) - Eyewitness in the Crimea; the Crimean War Letters of Lt. Col. George Frederick Dallas

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 320pp. 26 plates. 3 maps. This is an inscribed presentation copy from the author.
Published : Greenhill Books, London 2001, First Edition
£8.00

Maxwell W. H. - Life of Field-Marshall His Grace the Duke of Wellington Volume III

Hardback. A good copy in a red half-leather binding with marbled boards. Some scuffing to spine and boards. Gilt decorations to boards. Bookplate. Steel engravings and battle plans (including a double-page plan of the Battle of Waterloo). Wood-engraved tail-pieces.
Published : A. H. Baily & Co, London 1841, First Edition
£20.00

Mayne, Lieutenant-Colonel William and Lillie, Captain - Narrative of Campaigns of the Loyal Lusitanian Legion During the Years 1809, 1810 and 1811

Softback. Covers protected by a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,346. A Peninsular war narrative. This is a facsimile reprint of the edition of 1812. "The only narrative describing the campaigns of this unusual unit of the British Army, formed mainly of Portuguese refugees under the direction of the unorthodox leader, Sir Robert Wilson."
Published : Ken Trotman, Cambridge 1986, Reprint
£18.00

Mayo John Horsley - Medals and Decorations of the British Army and Navy Volume II

Hardback. A near very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Rear board shows a little fading. Top edge gilt. Neat ownership inscription on title page. Pp.279-617. 24 coloured plates (Nos. 32-55) some of the earlier of which have ben inserted out of order. Black and white illustrations.
Published : Archibald Constable, London 1897, First Edition
£40.00

McCance Captain S. - History of the Royal Munster Fusiliers Vol. I from 1652 to 1860; Vol. II from 1861 to 1922 (Disbandment)

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in dark blue cloth with bevelled edges, lettered in gilt on the spines and with gilt regimental insignia to upper boards. No ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing to Volume I otherwise a clean set. Vol. I, pp.[xvi],254. 5 colour plates. 31 black and white illustrations. 20 folding maps. Vol. II,pp.[x],305. 3 colour plates. 58 black and white plates. 21 folding maps. Includes much on |ndia, Afghanistan, Burma and First World War.
Published : Printed By Gale & Polden Ltd for Private Circulation Only 1927, First Edition
£290.00

McDonnell Leslie - Insignia of World War 11

4to. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 224pp. More than 1000 illustrations. Includes badges, medals and awards of all the main nations involved in World War 11.
Published : Silverdale Books 1999, First Edition
£7.00

McGivern Cecil - The Harbour Called Mullberry : The Story of the Harbour That Sailed to France on June 6, 1944 Dramatised for Radio

Softback. A very good copy. 44 pages. Numerous photographs. The text was first broadcast on the BBC on March 5, 1945. Described as "a wireless epic" and "without question the finest documentary in the English language."
Published : Pendulum Publications, London 1945, First Edition
£12.00

McGregor Duncan - A Desert Rat in Holburn Street

Illustrated by Rhoda Howie.
Hardback. A near fine copy in black leatherette lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 140 pages. Illustrated. The autobiography of a Buchan man with several chapters on his experiences with the 1st Royal Tank Regiment in the Second World War, followed by life owning a grocer's shop in Aberdeen.
Published : Ardo Publishing Company, Buchan 1994, First Edition
£20.00

McGregor, John - The Spirit of Angus: The War History of the County's Battalion of the Black Watch

Softback. A very good copy. Signed by the author on the title page. Trace of a corner crease to the front cover and a little paper adhesion to the rear cover. Pp.xvi,239. Frontispiece and 22 illustrations. This is the Second World War history of the 5th Battalion, the Black Watch which fought as part of the 51st Highland Division in North Africa and Sicily and later took part in the Normandy landings and fought through France, Belgium and Holland into Germany. Includes a Roll of Honour, decorations and awards, list of officers etc..
Published : Published By the Author 2000,
£20.00

McMicking, Major-General Neil - Officers of the Black Watch Vol. II

Hardback. 4to. Nd. 1950s? A good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board and decorated in gilt on upper board. Trace of a damp stain on upper board is not very noticeable. 134 pages. Volume I was a roll of long service Regular Officers of the Black Watch. This volume "records the services of all other officers of the Black Watch who can be traced including officers of the Tyneside Scottish serving with the Black Watch. It is thus an alphabetical "roll of all militia, volunteer, reserve, territorial, special reserve, temporary, supplementary reserve, emergency commissioned, short service and national service officers who have served in the Black Watch."
Published : Thomas Hunter & Sons Ltd, Perth, First Edition
£28.00

Messenger, Charles - The Commandos, 1940-1946

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Some browning of pages. 447 pages. Numerous illustrations. Maps. Described as definitive and "unlikely to be eclipsed as the authoritative work on the Commandos of the Second World War."
Published : William Kimber, London 1985, First Edition
£12.00

Michaelis Rolf - SS-Heimwehr Danzig in Poland 1939

Hardback. A fine copy in laminated boards. 109 pages. Illustrated throughout with over 100 photographs. The first book in English on this obscure early-World War II SS unit which was used in the invasion of Poland.
Published : Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA 2008, First Edition
£15.00

Miller James - Swords for Hire : The Scottish Mercenary

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xvi,292. 7 maps + end-paper maps. 26 illustrations. Leslie family tree. A fascinating study of the Scots mercenary soldier.
Published : Birlinn, Edinburgh 2007, First Edition
£30.00

Mitchell John - Bydand Poems of War and Peace

Hardback. A good copy in grey covers with cream cloth spine. Lettered and decorated in gilt on front cover. A little wear to board tips and edges. No ownership inscription. Pp.x,80. Frontispiece. Introduction and Notes by J.M. Bulloch. "Bydand" is the motto of the House of Gordon and of the Gordon Highlanders.
Published : William Smith & Sons the Bon-Accord Press, Aberdeen 1918, First Edition
£24.00

Mitchell, Lieut.-Col. J. - The Fall of Napoleon : An Historical Memoir Volumes First and Second

Hardbacks. Two volumes of three. Very good except for some fading to spine but lettering clear. Previous owner's small ex libris plate in each volume. Vol. I Pp.xxvii,[i],334 + one page adverts. Vol. II pp.vii,[i],332. These two volumes take the story up to Napoleon's exile in Elba.
Published : G.W. Nickisson, London 1845, First Edition
£40.00

Montgomery Ina - John Hugh Allen of the Gallant Company - A Memoir By His Sister

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which has one small chip and fairly minor edge tears. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.vi,[i],236. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. The biography of a soldier who was killed at Gallipoli.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1919, First Edition
£22.00

Montgomery of Alamein, Field-Marshall the Viscount - Forward to Victory : Messages to His Armies from El Alamein to the Baltic and His Speeches on "The British Soldier" and "The Army and the Nation"

Hardback. Nd. c.1946? A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Unpaginated - c.50 pages. Frontispiece.
Published : Hutchinson, London, First Edition
£9.00

Montgomery of Alamein, Field-Marshall the Viscount - Military Leadership

Softback. A very good copy in blue paper cover lettered in black. Unopened. 24 pages. The text of a talk delivered before the University of St. Andrews on 15 November 1945. It is No. VIII of the Walker Trust Lectures on Leadership.
Published : Geoffrey Cumberlege Oxford University Press 1946, First Edition
£15.00

Moyse-Bartlett, Lieutenant-Colonel H. - The King's African Rifles : A Study in the Military History of East and Central Africa, 1890-1945

Hardback. A fair copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Some wear to spine ends and board tips. Front hinges cracked. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xix,727. Numerous illustrations. Eleven folding maps. 47 maps and sketches in the text. A very substantial regimental history.
Published : Gale & Polden, Aldershot 1956, First Edition
£25.00