Home Book Categories  Books in series  Magazines Terms & conditions Links Contact me
World War 2

Page No

Rivaz, Richard. TAIL GUNNER - £10.00
Jarrolds 1st, 1943; 19x13cm, 96pp, 10 photos, 5 sketches; pages browned, f. cover stained.  Now rather scarce little book by a tail gunner.  
BN: 24346  

River W.L.  MALTA STORY -  based on the diary and experiences of F.O. Howard M.Coffin RAF  Dutton, USA 1st, 1943; 222pp, ep maps, 4 pages from Coffin's diary; cloth sl soiled, untidy owner's nsme on half-title page.

Description of wartime life in Malta, mostly in the city's bars!  
BN: 31813  
Harleyford  2nd Imp1965,  from 1st,1964; 29 x 22cm, 216pp, f.illus; . Includes cut-away drgs, shaded 3-views, details of Lincolns, Lancastrians, Shackletons & serial numbers of all Lancasters built. fine, (without d/w)   
BN: 21421  
Harleyford 2nd rev'd edn, 1961 from 1960 1st;   29 x 22cm, 211pp, photos, 3-view shaded plans, photos, lists etc; good (some pages very slightly damp-crinkled, not affecting text etc), vg d/w -  
BN: 22414  

Robertson, Terence  CHANNEL DASH -  the drama of 24 hours of war.  Quality BC, 1958; 208pp, 8 photos; fine, nr fine d/w. inc d/w. 

The eventual spotting, by air, of the Scharnhorst & Gneisenau battleships as they ran from Brest through the Channel - and the subsequently RAF attacks, including the action by Esmonde's Swordfishes.  
BN: 27233  
A & A.P. 1st, 1987; 36 illus, map; fine inc d/w .Mainly covers 19, 41, 56, 74, 85, 92, 101 & 303 Sqdns; lists & biblio.  
BN: 23563  

Roe, F.Gordon  THE BRONZE CROSS -  A tribute to those who won the Supreme Award for valour in the years 1940-45.    Gawthorn, 1945; 25 x 19cm, 124pp, portrait photos; near fine.

The history of the VC and a pictorial record of recipients.  
BN: 23786  

Rosignoli, Guido  AIR FORCE BADGES & INSIGNIA OF WORLD WAR 2 -  Blandford 1st, 1976; 20 x 14cm, 200pp, 66 pages of col illus; fine inc d/w.

BN: 25684  

Ross, David  RICHARD HILLARY -  definitive biography of a Battle of Britain fighter pilot & author of "The Last Enemy"     Grub St, 2000; 399pp, 63 photos, biblio; fine, vg d/w.

BN: 31495  

Rothenstein,Sir William  MEN OF THE R.A.F. -  forty portraits with some account of life in the R.A.F.  OUP 1st, 1942; 25 x 16cm, 134pp; vg (scribble on front endpaper), torn remains of d/w. 

Contains "A layman's Glimpse" by Lord David Cecil, a poem by John Masefield & 40 of the author's celebrated drawings of RAF leaders & aircrew, with a list of all his RAF works.  
BN: 22417  

Roy, Jules  RETURN FROM HELL -  Kimber 1st, 1954; 229pp, 9 photos; trans from French; fine, good d/w.

Notes from a bomber pilot's diary - his experiences & feelings; Roy was a Free French Air Force pilot who won the DFC & Croix de Guerre.  
BN: 22418  

Russell, Sir Herbert  ARK ROYAL -  the story of a famous ship.  J. Lane 1st, 1942; 19 x 12cm, 92pp, 4 photos; fair (endpapers moth-eaten at corners, cloth damp-marked - but text& plates vg. 

Early wartime account of the famous aircraft carrier and its actions.  
BN: 31817  

Sakaida, Henry & Koji Takaki  GENDA'S BLADE -  Japan's Squadron of Aces - 343 Kokutai.  Ian Allan "Classic" 2003; 31 x 23cm, 208pp, f.illus; fine inc d/w. 

Detailed description of many of the actions in which the squadron fought, with good illus of squadron members and aircraft inc a small colour section.     
BN: 31272

Sampson R.W.F. with Norman Franks  SPITFIRE OFFENSIVE - a fighter pilot's war memoir.  Wren's Park 2002 (from Grub St 1st, 1994); 182pp, 66 photos; nr fine inc d/w.  

Dieppe operation with 602 Sqdn, Fligjht Commander with 131 Sqdn, to Command of 145 (Free French) Sqdn in 1945.
BN: 28045

Sanders, Bruce  BOMBERS FLY EAST -  Jenkins c1943; 186pp, 9 photos; fine, good d/w.

Bomber, Coastal & Ferry Commands.
BN: 24636
Sanders, James OF WIND AND WATER - A Kiwi Pilot in Coastal Command. £12.00
Airlife Mallinson Rendell (NZ), reprint 1990 (NZ) from 1st of 1989; 146pp, 20 photos, super drgs in text; fine inc d/w. Author flew daylight reconnaissance sorties in the Mediterranean theatre, then anti-shipping off the Scandinavian coasts.  
BN: 24017
"Sampson Low 2nd, c1941; 19 x 13cm, landscape; 139pp. photos; vg int, spinecloth split & worn. Full-page photos with text opposite."  
BN: 24124

Sarkar, Dilip  BATTLE OF BRITAIN - 60th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE -  the photographic kaleidoscope, Vol III.  Ramrod Pubs, 2001; 24 x 17cm l'scape, 180pp, pictorial; fine inc d/w.

Portrait photos (from unofficial and private sources) and histories of some of the "few" and those associated with the battle.
BN: 31621

Saville-Sneath R.A.  BRITISH AIRCRAFT -  Vol 2  Penguin, Aircraft Recognition Series, 1944; 19x13cm landscape; 224pp, photos ofaircraft & engines, 3-view silhouettes; vg.  

BN: 22421
Saville-Sneath R.A. AIRCRAFT OF THE UNITED STATES - Vol 1: £10.00
Penguin, Aircraft Recognition Series,1945; 19x13cm landscape; 256pp, photos ofaircraft & engines, 3-view silhouettes; vg.  
BN: 22423
Saward, Dudley "BOMBER" HARRIS - The authorised biography. £16.00
Cassell 1984; 347pp, 32 photos, 5 maps; fine inc d/w. Career story from WW 1 night-fighters through the difficult '30s to Bomber Leader in WW 2; most of book covers WW 2.  
BN: 23549

Sayer, Lee & Vernon Ball  TAG ON A STRINGBAG -  Aspen Pubs, 1994; 340pp, 27 photos, picture boards; near fine. AUTHOR SIGNED.

Training & operations, including the "Channel Dash"
BN: 31137

Schiffer (pub'r)  WARPATH - A STORY OF THE 345th BOMBARDMENT GROUP (H) "THE AIR APACHES" IN WW 2   Schiffer facsimile reprint, 1997; 29 x 22cm, 298pp, f.illus; fine inc d/w 

Includes a full list of the "Men of the 345th"as well as many personnel photos (some poorly reproduced).  
BN: 31301
 Schofield, Ernest & R.C.Nesbit  ARCTIC AIRMEN - The RAF in Spitsbergen and North Russia, 1942. Kimber 1st, 1987; 253pp, 6 maps/diags, 58 photos; fine inc d/w.  £18.00
 One of the scarcer Kimber books on WW 2 subjects; fascinating account of the lesser-known wartime operations in the far north.  
BN: 30734
Scott, Stuart R.  BATTLE AXE BLENHIEMS  No 105 Squadron RAF at war 1940-1   Sutton pubs, 1996; 235pp, f.illus; Foreword by Sir Ivor Broom; near fine inc d/w 16.00
The author's uncle was lost on the last of his quota of 30 operational flights in 105 Squadron.
BN: 42395
Scutts, Jerry LION IN THE SKY - US 8th Air Force Fighter Operations, 1942-45. £14.00
PSL 1st, 1987; 24 x 20cm, 152pp, f.illus; fine, near fine d/w. The fighter side of the well-documented 8th AF bomber operations.  
BN: 23788

Page No

Home Book Categories  Books in series  Magazines Terms & conditions Links Contact me