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The Scottish Commander: Scotland's Greatest Military Leaders from Wallace to World War II.

By: Reese, Peter.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Canongate, 1999. 086241833X: 1999

Seller ID: 340

ISBN: 086241833X

Condition: Fine


Paperback in fine condition, Pp. xvi, 343. With b&w photographs and illustrations, maps, conclusion: The Scottish Commander, list of battle plans, acknowledgements, introduction select bibliography, notes and index. This book, written by the bestselling author of Wallace, assesses the merits of different biographies such as Wallace, the Bruce, the flamboyant Montrose and many others and brings to the fore the distinctive qualities of the Scottish commander, their personal bravery, fighting spirit, maverick qualities and outstanding battle craft. S2. View more info

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Soldiers of the Queen: The History of the Queen's Regiment 1966-1992.

By: Riley, J.P.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Picton Publishing, 1993. 0948251654: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1392

ISBN: 0948251654

Condition: Fine


Hardback, in Fine condition with dustwrapper in Very Good condition. First edition, pp xxviii, 816, b&w illustrations, bibliography, index of names. The history of the Queen's regiment, disbanded in 1992. VERY SCARCE TITLE. S8 POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL BEFORE ORDERING FOR A POSTAGE QUOTE. View more info

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Chasing Black Gold: The Incredible True Story of a Fuel Smuggler in Africa

By: Robert Stone

Price: £9.99

Publisher: The History Press: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 003778

ISBN: 0750960337

Condition: New


Illustrated card covers - New. For two decades Robert Stone made his living on the high seas. A modern-day pirate, he was a pioneer saturation oil-field diver, treasure hunter and smuggler, which brought him more money than he knew how to spend. Stone spent the last ten of his smuggling years in Africa, where he traded in illicit fuel. The murky waters of the Niger delta were his place of business as he operated in the most corrupt regime in the world, a place ruled by money and guns. Protected by the military he sold his black cargo to legitimate businesses all over the world, making million... View more info

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What Might Have Been?: Leading Historians on Twelve 'What Ifs' of History: Imaginary History from Twelve Leading Historians

By: Roberts, Introduced and Edited by Andrew

Price: £25.00

Publisher: W&N: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 004413

ISBN: 0297848771

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in Fine condition with dustwrapper in Fine condition. First edition, Signed and Inscribed by Author, pp xv, 188. Alternate histories from leading military historians. View more info

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Scottish Enlightenment and the Militia Issue.

By: Robertson, John.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: John Donald: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006107

ISBN: 0859761096

Condition: Fine


Hardback in Very Good condition, complete with dustwrapper, also in Very Good condition. In a clear archival dustwrapper. First edition, with pp272. The question of military organization was a major interest of the leading thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment, including David Hume, Adam Ferguson and Adam Smith, and they were implicitly critical of common assumptions about the value of Scotland's martial heritage and the character of post-Union Scottish politics. This study pursues the story of the militia issue and its intellectual significance from its introduction into political debate be... View more info

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The Great Map: The Military Survey of Scotland 1747-1755

By: Roy William

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2007

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 007112

ISBN: 1841586676

Condition: New


46x30cm, Very large hardcover bound in cloth with gilt titles to spine, cloth covered slipcase, New Condition. Limited edition of 1200, pp 400, full page colour maps throughout. Publisher's description: William Roy surveyed the whole of Scotland, producing an immensely detailed and groundbreaking map of the country after the Jacobite rising of 1745. It had a great influence on the future of mapping, and for the first time this magnificent work has been reproduced in 342 large-format full colour pages. In addition to the cartography, The Great Map will contain three essays by academic speci... View more info

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The Independent Highland Companies 1603-1760.

By: Simpson, Peter.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: John Donald, 1996. 9780859764322: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 36

ISBN: 085976432X

Condition: Fine


Paperback in Fine condition, first edition 1996; pages xvi, 237 including 4 full page maps; B&W illustrations, appendices, bibliography and index. Initially raised by the British Government to "keep the peace" these were the progenitors of the world famous "Highland Regiments". S4. View more info

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My Warrior Sons: The Borton Family Diary, 1914-1918.

By: Slater, Guy.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Peter Davies, 1973. 432418957: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2356

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in Very Good condition, complete with dust wrapper, price-clipped, some shelf wear, but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, ppvii, 228. With b&w illustrations and index. Illustrated end papers: map of of the Mediterranean. Throughout the First World War, a retired colonel by the name of Borton kept a diary. In it he recorded life on the Home Front, events at home.and the exploits of his two sons in various theatres of war. The diary contains dramatic first-hand accounts of such actions as the evacuation from Sulva Bay, Allenby's taking of Jerusalem where Bosky won his VC,... View more info

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The Power and the Glory: Sculptures of the Warship "Wasa"

By: Soop, Hans

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Almqvist & Wiksell Internat.: 1992

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 004535

ISBN: 9174022369

Condition: Very Good


Large hardcover, small area of damp staining to top of spine which has slightly discoloured the area and run onto the inside and through the dustwrapper, book is internally unaffected, some light shelfwear to dustwrapper but otherwise Very Good condtion. Second revised edition, pp 271, b&w illustrations throughout, large fold out illustration of the Warship Wasa, bibliography, discoveries, index. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. View more info

St Valery and its Aftermath: The Gordon Highlanders Captured in France in 1940.

By: Stewart Mitchell.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military: 2017

Seller ID: 005119

ISBN: 1473886589

Condition: New


Hardback new, with dust wrapper, New. First edition. With b&w illustrations and maps. With appendix: Gordon Highlanders Captured or killed in France in 1940. ppxvii, 238. During the German May 1940 offensive, the 51st (Highland) Division, including the 1st and 5th Battalions Gordon Highlanders, became separated from the British Expeditionary Force. After a heroic stand at St Valery-en-Caux the Division surrendered when fog thwarted efforts to evacuate them. Within days, scores of Gordons had escaped and were on the run through Nazi-occupied France. Many reached Britain after feats of great ... View more info

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From Sea to Air: The Heritage of Sam Saunders.

By: Tagg, A. E. & Wheeler, R. L.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Crossprint, 1989. 0950973939: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 928

ISBN: 0950973939

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in original cloth in very good condition, with dustwrapper in very good condition. First edition, with pp316, with illustrated end papers, b&w illustrations, bibliography and index. The general story from 1830 to the present day is covered in its entirety with the aerospace activities given prominence. S14. POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL BEFORE ORDERING FOR A POSTAGE QUOTE. View more info

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The Gordon Highlanders.

By: The Gordon Highlanders.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: The Gordon Highlanders, 1972: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 458

Condition: Very Good


Stapled pamphlet with illustrated card covers, in very good condition, some minor line markings in red ink and slight creasing to the cover. First edition, pp12, with b&w photographs and illustrations. The story of the Gordon Highlanders. S5. View more info

The Railway Magazine (set of two volumes of six magazines each.) 1918

By: The Railway Magazine.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: The Railway Magazine: 1918

Seller ID: 005746

Condition: Very Good


Two Hardback volumes with some shelf wear, small tears and bumping to the spine, otherwise in Very Good condition. SCARCE. Set of two volumes of six magazines each. Combined pages of the two volumes is pp 848. With b&w illustrations. With index. The Railway Magazine (set of two volumes of six magazines each.) Volume One has six frontispiece illustrations. Facing page one: colour photo of: North British Railway 4-4-0. Superheated Main Line Engine No411. Facing page 73:colour photo: Great Western Railway 4-6-0 'Star' Class locomotive No 4041 Prince of Wales. Facing page143: b&w double p... View more info

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Gallipoli, 1915 (Battles & Campaigns)

By: Travers, Tim

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Tempus: 2003

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 003228

ISBN: 075242551X

Condition: Fine


Illustrated card covers in Fine condition. Second paperback edition, b&w illustrations, appendices, index. S23 Why was the Allied naval assault of 1915 such a failure? Did the Ottoman Turks know about the Allied landings? And did Sir Ian Hamilton, the overall commander of the Allied forces at Gallipoli, really blunder by intervening at Suvla? These questions, and the key issue of why the Ottoman Turks won the Gallipoli campaign - or why the Allies lost it - have never been satisfactorily answered. 'Gallipoli 1915' aims to answer them, while also telling the dramatic story of what act... View more info

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Hoofprints in the Clouds - Jeep Tracks in the Mud.

By: Tudor, Geoffrey.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Pen Press Publishers Ltd: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007106

ISBN: 1906206325

Condition: Very Good


Softcover in Very Good condition. With pp272, b&w illustrations. First edition. A mountain battery in Scotland 1943 - 1944. A mountain battery in action in Europe, 1943 - 1945. Very Scarce Title View more info

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The Lion Rampant: A pictorial history of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, 1910-1985

By: Tyler, G. C. A.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004950

ISBN: 0969224702

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in blue cloth covers with gilt decoration. First edition. Very Good condition, with b&w illustrations, with foreword and colour photo of Field Marshall HRH the Prince Philip. With two large colour post cards of the regiment performing the colourful Retreat Ceremony on the grounds of the Legislative Building in Winnipeg, Canada. A pictorial history of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, 1910-1985. View more info

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The Illustrated War News.

By: Various.

Price: £600.00

Publisher: The Illustrated London News and Sketch, Ltd.: 1914

Seller ID: 005433

Condition: Very Good


Complete set of The Illustrated War News. Sixteen volumes covering 1914 to 1918. Eight books in large landscape format, in brown cloth covers, quarter bound leather, with gilt titles and illustrations. In Near Fine condition. With example articles in Volume 1: August 12, 1914: The war and its meaning, by Spenser Wilkinson, The prelude to the great drama, by Spenser Wilkinson, The first act, The Great War and lots more. Eight books in large portrait format, with red cloth covers, quarter bound leather, with gilt titles and illustration. Some shelf wear and rubbed spines, otherwise in Very ... View more info

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Champion of Sail: R.W. Leyland and his Shipping Line.

By: Walker, David

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Conway Maritime Press Ltd: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004685

ISBN: 0851774024

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in Fine condition, dustwrapper with slightly faded spine and some light shelfwear but otherwise Near Fine. First edition, pp 192, b&w illustrations throughout, appendices, index. View more info

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To What End Did They Die?: Officers Died at Gallipoli.

By: Walker, R.W.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: R.W. Walker Publishing, 1985.: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2346

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in Very Good condition, dustwrapper with two small marks to front and very slight edgewear but otherwise in Very Good Condition. First edition, pp xii, 252, b&w illustrations and maps. View more info

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Architect of Victory: Douglas Haig

By: Walter Reid

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006645

ISBN: 1841585173

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in Fine condition with Fine dustwrapper. First edition, pp xiii, 555, b&w plates, notes, bibliography, index. Haig masterminded a British-led victory over a continental opponent on a scale that has never been matched before or since. Whereas Wellington commanded forces at Waterloo in which the British were only a minority, in the final stages of the war, Haig controlled a vast British Army, which had grown from a mere six divisions to sixty over the course of the war. The British Army in France in 1918 compromised nearly three million men - only a third less than the population of ... View more info