London, England: Victor Gollancz LTD, 1943. Third Impression [Stated]. [DJ says 3rd Edition]. Hardcover. 127,  pages. Illustrations. Page discoloration noted. DJ has wear, tears, soiling and chips. The only war correspondent who accompanied the Allied Dieppe raid tells the story of the brave, heroic but ultimately futile assault landing which would lay the foundation for the success in Normandy. This is the story of a landing on Hitler's France, of the men who made the landing, and of how they planned and trained for many months. The battles that follow each landing vary in tactics and results, but the strange experiences that precede and accompany the sea crossing, the actions and emotions leading up to the supreme moment when the assault boats ground on the enemy coast, are always the same, or nearly the same. Therefore the author has tried in this book not merely to tell the story of a particular raid, but to describe events common to all those assault landings which will become so vital a part of the United Nations' plan for victory. Before Austin landed at Dieppe as War Correspondent of the British national newspapers, he trained with Britain's new army: and he gives us the full story, not only of the Dieppe raid, but of how the shock troops of this war, the landing assault infantry, the beachhead battalions, train for all combined operations, and of how, with the Navy and the R.A.F., they are being welded into one striking force.
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Moscow: Nauka, 1973. Presumed First Edition, First printing. One of 7,000 printed. Hardcover. TEXT IS IN RUSSIAN. 615,  pages. Footnotes. Fold-out. Tables. Name index. Errata slip at back. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some page browning. Monografiya "Russkaya armiya i flot v XIX veke", napisannaya na osnove ispol'zovaniya mnogih dokumentov, yavlyaetsya pervym v nashej voenno-istoricheskoj literature obobschayuschim trudom po dannomu periodu. V nej daetsya harakteristika sistemy boevoj podgotovki soldat i matrosov, razvitiya voennoj shkoly, i, nakonets, analiz razvitiya voennogo i voenno-morskogo iskusstva v hode vojn Rossii v XVIII veke. V knige takzhe shiroko pokazyvaetsya, na kakoj ekonomicheskoj baze shlo razvitie vooruzhennyh sil Rossii XIX veka, raskryvayutsya klassovye osnovy i formy komplektovaniya i organizatsii armii i flota.
New York, N.Y. Pinnacle Books, Inc., 1977. First Printing, May 1977. Mass market paperback. xxx, 322 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Chronology. Cover worn and soiled. Some edge soiling. Red stamp on bottom edge. Includes Preface, A Note, and Introduction, as well as chapters on The Retreat, Training Ground, and The Offensive, as well as Postscript; Postscript 1976; and Chronology of the Spanish Civil War. This book has been called the best descriptive narrative of the Spanish Civil War. Vivid and honest, it conveys the chaos and cruelty of war. One of the sharpest and grimmest portraits of men in English in any war, Alvah Bessie's description of the men and the battles are superb. Alvah Cecil Bessie (June 4, 1904 – July 21, 1985) was an American novelist, journalist and screenwriter who was blacklisted by the movie studios for being one of the Hollywood Ten who refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. During the 1930s, Bessie became alarmed at the rise of fascism, and began working for the anti-fascist cause. Through 1938 Bessie fought as a volunteer in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade of the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War. Upon his return, he wrote a book about his experiences, Men in Battle. About the book, Ernest Hemingway commented: A true, honest, fine book. Bessie writes truly and finely of all that he could see ... and he saw enough. Bessie then worked as the film reviewer for the left-wing magazine The New Masses. Bessie wrote screenplays for Warner Bros., and other studios during the mid and late 1940s. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Story for the patriotic Warner's film Objective Burma (1945).
Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1986. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiii, , 338 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Glossary. Notes. Appendices (Order of Battle, Schedule). Bibliography. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Foreword by General Paul F. Gorman USA (Ret.) Daniel P. Bolger is an author, historian, and retired Lieutenant General of the United States Army. Lt. Gen. Bolger retired in 2013 from the Army. During his 35 years of service, he earned five Bronze Star Medals and the Combat Action Badge. His notable military commands included serving as Commanding General of the Combined Security Transition Command in Afghanistan and Commander of the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan (2011-2013); Commanding General of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas; the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team in Iraq (2005–06); and U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations. He is also the author of books, such as Dragons at War, Why We Lost, Americans at War, The Battle for Hunger Hill, and Death Ground.
Fort Bliss, TX: U.S. Army Nuclear Agency, 1974. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Quarto, 13,  pages. Wraps. Footnotes. Illustrations. Charts. References. Staplebound and three-hole punched. This is part of a series of at least seven information papers on topics associated with nuclear weapons, principally designed for use by Tradoc School instructors and major command staff officers. The series of papers, "Nuclear Notes," prepared by the US Army Nuclear Agency was intended to clarify and explain various aspects of nuclear weapons phenomenology and usage. These papers are prepared in as non-technical fashion as the subject matter permits. They are oriented toward an audience assumed to be responsible for teaching or in some way evaluating the actions and techniques of employing nuclear weapons in a conflict situation. The material in this paper reflects the ideas and findings of the principal authors, CPT Martin L. Bowling and CPT Steven W. Adler and the US Army Nuclear Agency. IT also reflects the general philosophy and methodology used in Quadriparite Standardization Agreement (QSTAG) 244, Nuclear Survivability Criteria for Military Equipment, and its US Army implementing document.
Washington DC: United States Coast Artillery Association, 1949. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 64 pages, plus covers. Illus. Cover wear and erasure. This Journal was founded in 1892 as The Journal of the United States Artillery and was published as such until 1922. From 1922 until 1948 it was published as the Coast Artillery Journal. The U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps (CAC) was an administrative corps responsible for coastal, harbor, and anti-aircraft defense of the United States between 1901 and 1950. The CAC also operated heavy and railway artillery during World War I. In 1907, Congress split the Field Artillery and Coast Artillery into separate branches, creating a separate Coast Artillery Corps (CAC), and authorizing an increase in the Coast Artillery Corps to 170 companies. National Guard coast artillery units were also formed by the states to attempt to bring the CAC up to strength in wartime. When WWII ended it was decided that few gun defenses were needed, and by 1948 almost all of the seacoast defenses had been scrapped. The Coast Artillery was disestablished in 1950.