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We Went Where They Sent Us... and did as we were told (most of the time)

By: Bell, Gordon

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Lantzville, BC, Oolichan Books: 2000

Seller ID: 14995

Only slight wear to card covers with french flaps ; A bright, solid book ; B&W Illustrations; 0.8 x 9.9 x 7.9 Inches; 292 pages; This remarkable book of untold WWII remembrances documents the vast contribution of Canadians, and re-emphasizes the meaning of Remembrance. This collection of stories is written by both veterans and those with strong connections to the War. The stories are marked with courage, poignancy and humour and give the reader new perspectives on t... View more info

TRUE CANADIAN WAR STORIES - from Legion Magazine

By: Dewar (editor), Jane

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Key Porter: 1989

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 11694

Only slight wear to card covers ; A bright solid, book ; Trade PB; 310 pages View more info

A Time Apart; Letters of Love and War 1941-45

By: Egener, Fred & Norah

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Owen Sound ON, Ginger Press: 1995

Seller ID: 11087

Only slight wear; A bright solid, book ; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages; This unusual book is based on letters written to and from a couple separated for over four years by the Second World War. Carefully packed away in an attic for over forty years, the letters have been exquisitely edited to reveal conditions both at the front and back home. A Time Apart is one of the very few books containing both "his" and "her" letters, and tells the ... View more info

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The General Who Never Was

By: Galloway, Strome

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Belleville, ON, Mika Publishing Company: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15446

Dust jacket scuffed with some edge wear, some soil on back panel of DJ ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 294 pages; "Colonel Strome Galloway, who commanded the Guards' 4th Battalion from 1955 to 1957 and was the first and last regimental lieutenant-colonel, believed that the disbanding of the Guards was a "political decision" by powerful "francophone" elements. "Our crime," Galloway wrote, "was that we... View more info

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Short Stories WWII

By: Gingrich, Earl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, Earl Gingrich: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14957

Signed by Editor; Only slight wear to dust jacket; Signed by editor on title page. A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. ; B&W Photographs; 292 pages; Gingrich has collated a number of accounts of WWII experiences. View more info

Sometimes With Laughter

By: Hoskin, Herbert

Price: $10.95

Publisher: New Westminster, BC, Self Published: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8263

Illustrated covers have some shelfwear to edges and corners. Prev. owner's inscription inside front cover. Minor creasing. ; A tight solid book.; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 99 pages; The author's recollection of his service in The Westminster Regiment (Motor), during the Second World War. View more info

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The Black Pit...and Beyond

By: Karchmar, Jane & J. Gordon Mumford

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Burnstown ON, General Store Publishing House: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15530

Signed by Author; Only slight wear. ; Signed and inscribed by author 'Mumford' on title page. ; Trade PB; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.50 inches; 138 pages; "J. Gordon Mumford was born outside London and trained as a radio operator for the British Merchant Navy in 1942. He first went to sea in 1942 on a Danish collier which met an untimely end which we read about in occasional flashbacks. We first meet 17-year old Mumford on the SS SCOTTISH HEATHER which sailed in convoy ONS 154 ... View more info

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Punaupseeri Mikko Kopran päiväkirja

By: Kumpulainen, Armas

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Finland, Gummerus: 2002

Seller ID: 14548

Only light edge wear to DJ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. Text in Finnish. ; 1 x 8.5 x 5.5 Inches; 286 pages; Päiväkirjoihin pohjautuva ainut-laatuinen kuvaus inkeriläisen puna-armeijan upseerin tiestä läpi koko neuvostoliiton historian. Mikko Kopran päivakirjoihin perustuva muistelmateos tarjoaa harvinaislaatuisen näkökulman Stalinin Neuvostoliittoon . Teoksen tekee erityisen mielenkiintoiseksi Kopran toimiminen lentäjänä Neuvostoliiton ilmavoimien pal... View more info

O-bon in Chimunesu A Community Remembered

By: Lang, Catherine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Arsenal Pulp Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13968

Signed by Author; Author inscription on half title page, bright, solid book. Promotional material laid in. ; Trade PB; 0.8 x 8.4 x 5.5 Inches; 287 pages; 'O-Bon in Chimunesu: A Community Remembered' is a moving tribute to a community of Japanese-Canadians and the way they lived their lives. Prior to the Second World War, when Canada's official policy of internment changed the lives of Japanese-Canadians forever, the Vancouver Island town of Chemainus ("Chimunesu"... View more info

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We Remember WWII

By: Riffenburgh (editor), Ralph

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, RoseDog Books: 2006

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 14021

Signed by Editor; Light edge wear. Inscribed by editor of front fly leaf, bright solid book; Trade PB; 0.7 x 8.9 x 5.9 Inches; 235 pages; 'We Remember WWII' reflects on the lives of more than eighty people and their memories of World War II, who were merely selected because of their residence in Mt. San Antonio Gardens, which is a retirement community. The book includes not just those who were in military uniform, but many others, including spouses, researchers in war in... View more info

Memoirs of an Old Sweat

By: Smith, Doug

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Self Published: 1961

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5032

Signed by Author; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 154 pages; DJ in mylar. DJ has some soiling, small tears and chips, creases, light shelfwear to edges. Inscribed "To Hymie, with best wishes, Doug Smith" on FFEP. The author's recounting of his day to day War experiences, and how many of the common foot soldiers managed to find humour where there logically should have been none. View more info

The Taste of Metal A Deserter's Story

By: Todd, Jack

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, HarperFlamingo Canada: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14544

Light edge wear ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 1 x 9.1 x 5.9 Inches; 256 pages; Jack Todd was an all-American boy; grew up in the heartland; felt goosebumps when he heard the Star-Spangled Banner; played endless army games; became a star athlete; signed up for the Marines Corps Officer Training but was washed out because of bad knees. Jack Todd was also a US army deserter, a 23-year-old who went AWOL at boot camp, crossing the border ... View more info

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Crash and Burn The Survival Story of a Fighter Pilot

By: Wright, Jack Edward & Carla R. Williams & Glen D. Cole

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Enumclaw, WA, Winepress Publishing: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17146

Signed by Author; Previous owner's stamp on inside of card cover, remainder mark bottom page edges ; Signed by author. A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 8.98 X 5.38 X 0.45 inches; 191 pages; "A riveting true story . . .In a split second Jack Wright’s life passed before his eyes as his F-100 fighter plane started to crash. In an instant, this young pilot realized he was about to meet his Maker, and he knew he was not ready. He had ignored God since he went on ... View more info