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New York: Berkley Books, 1978. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 240 pages. Glossary. DJ has some wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Slightly cocked. The author entered the army in 1966. After graduating from Officers Candidate School, he was assigned to the upcountry jungle of Vietnam, where he had the experiences he writes of in this book. He displayed bravery and leadershp and was awared four Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star with Valor, and the Silver Star. After leaving the military he joined the Veterans Admiistration. The loss of his arm has not proven to be a significant impediment in his civilian pursuits.
Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1992. First Paperback Edition [Stated]. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xv, , 176 pages. Footnotes. Maps. Illustrations. Bibliography. Appendices A-D. Index. Eloise Engle is a specialist in military affairs. She has written 30 books, most of which on military history. She is a recipient of the White Rose of Finland, the highest award given to a foreigner. Lauri Paananen, a native of Finland, entered military service in 1939 and served with the Home Guard during the Winter War, surviving at least a dozen bombings of his hometown, Tampere. This account of the 105-day war between Finland and the Soviet Union in the early stages of WWII focuses on the human side, particularly the bravery of the Finns who, despite being outnumbered, fought the Red Army tenaciously and held out longer than expected. The Soviet Union invaded Finland in November 1939 but became bogged down by wintry conditions and Finnish resistance. Finland was finally forced to surrender in March 1940, but not before impressing the world and highlighting the weakness of the Red Army.
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1966. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xxvii, , 550 pages. Footnotes. Analytical Table of Contents. Illustrations. Maps (four in back pocket. Appendices (A-J--includes Sources and Table of Dates). Index. Ink notation on fep. Cover has some wear and soiling. Michael Richard Daniell Foot, CBE, TD (14 December 1919 – 18 February 2012), known as M. R. D. Foot, was a British military historian and former British Army intelligence officer and special operations operative during the Second World War. Foot joined the British Army on the outbreak of the Second World War and was commissioned into a Royal Engineers searchlight battalion. In 1941 searchlight units transferred to the Royal Artillery. By 1942, he was serving at Combined Operations Headquarters, he then joined the SAS as an intelligence officer and was parachuted into France after D-Day. He was for a time a prisoner of war, and was severely injured during one of his attempts to escape. For his service with the French Resistance he was twice mentioned in despatches and awarded the Croix de Guerre. After the war he remained in the Territorial Army, transferring to the Intelligence Corps in 1950. After the war Foot taught at Oxford University for eight years before becoming Professor of Modern History at Manchester University. His experiences during the war gave him a lifelong interest in the European resistance movements, intelligence matters and the experiences of prisoners of war. He became the official historian of SOE, with privileged access to its records, allowing him to write some of the first, and still definitive, accounts of its wartime work, especially in France.