Thanet Military Publications

Kent Local and Military History


luddesdown pageluddesdown coverLuddesdown
The Story of a Kent Manor by W.B. Peake

28 + 1.70 P&P

Luddesdown is a civil parish in the Gravesham District of Kent, England.
Search for it on the internet bookshops.  Very rare, and the cheapest online  is 40  plus postage.
An extremly rare book in great condition..  Just the marks you can see on the cover.  No spotting on nearly a 100 year old book.
Very good illustrations and interesting chapters.

Prehistoric Luddesdown; Angol-saxon Luddesdown; On the Entymology; Medieval, Luddesdown; Sevententh Century; Luddesdown Church and Village Records.
Vital HavenVital Haven
Robert Butler

10 + 1.70 P&P

All about Richborough Port
By The Museum of Maritime & Local History, Deal.
Richborough PortRichborough Port
Robert Butler

8 + 1.70 P&P

East Kent Maritime Trust
RamsgateRamsgate During The Great War; 1914 - 1918

10 + 1.50 P&P

A Souvenir of the Most-Raided Part of England

Very good B/W illustrations of bomb damage

A very rare copy of this valuable book especially in this condition.
Soldiers of the CastleSoldiers Of The Castle
Dover Castle Garrisoned
G.M. Atherton

10 + 2.90 P&P

The history and anecdote of the garrisons of Dover castle from the fourteenth century to the last in modern times being the Cameron Highlanders on their return from Aden.

DovorianThe Life And Times Of A Dovorian
Lillian Kay

9 + 1.70 P&P

An interesting local history account.
I Was ThereI Was There

Joseph A. Vidler; 1997 Signed by the author

6 + 1.50 P&P

The personal experiences of the author first as a boy in Dover during the blitz and then as a driver in the RASC

In fine clean condition with good illustrated card.
East Kent  warEast Kent At War  In Old Photographs
Britain in old photographs
David Collyer

6 + 1.70 P&P

Good condition paperback
Luftwaffe Target Reconnaissance

German Aerial Photography 1939 - 1942

5 + 1.70 P&P

Berkshire, Essex, Kent, London, Surrey, Sussex.

Ex library book, with mark of 'withdrawn' inside.
Paperback with clear plastic protector.   SOLD
Shipwrecks around BritainShipwrecks Around Britain; A Divers Guide
Leo Zanelli

8 + 2.90 P&P

1970. Kaye & Ward.
1st Ed. 112 PP with 24 location charts, plus 16 pages with 18 b/w illustrations (2 drawings & 16 photos).
Hard cover, dj. Dust jacket rubbed spine and edges.  Book good, with one or two library marks.
Guide to 400 wrecks with brief information on the ship, the shipwreck and the wreck.

Included in the Kent section as it has sections from Dungeness to Spurn Head.
Kent WeatherThe Kent Weather Book
Bob Ogley

2.50 + 1.70 P&P

160 pages, b/w photos throughout.
An historical and photographic survey of Kent's extremes of weather.

A good paperback
dangerous coastlineDangerous Coastline; 1939-1945
A Wartime Childhood in Birchington, Kent
Derek S. Hart; 2004
Edited by Jennie Burgess, Birchington Heritage Trust

8 + 1.70 P&P

Not bad condition, with just a lttle bit of staining on the edge.

Cover A4The Defence Of Thanet and East Kent; 1939-1945

(click on the above title for more information).

A new book on the Military Defence of East Kent.  
Ron Stilwell

12.99 + 2.90 P&P

romney marsh at warRomney Marsh At War
Edward Carpenter

8 + 1.70 P&P

After the British defeat at Dunkirk and the fall of France, Hitler's army and air force were just 20 miles away from Romney Marsh across the English Channel.
The Marsh was on the front line, and for five difficult years the local people faced the direct threat of German invasion and air attack.

Good paperback, just slightly bumped on the bottom corners.
Maritime HeritageThe Maritime Heritage of Thanet

5 + 1.50 P&P

East Kent Maritime Trust, Kent, 1997
Paperback. First Edition. 105pp

Profusely illustrated with photographs, reproductions of engravings and maps.
A well-researched and authoritative history of Thanet's coast and its towns.
SheernessSheerness Naval Dockyard & Garrison
David Hughes

6 + 1.70 P&P

The history of Sheerness Naval Dockyard and its garrison since their foundation in the mid-17th century until the official closing ceremony in 1960. The final chapter illustrates how the rich heritage of fine Georgian and early Victorian structures have largely been demolished or allowed to rot in more recent years.
Good condition paperback.  SOLD
Thanet Storn DamageThanet Storm Damage
Wednesday, 11th January, 1978
A Pictorial Record.

5 + 70p P&P

The visual effects of the gale-force winds that struck Margate, Kent in 1953.
A good copy of a SCARCE publication
moat defenceMoat Defensive
A History of the waters of the Nore Command in North Kent; 55 BC to 1961
D.P. Capper

7 + 2.90 P&P

A rare book about  the important Nore command, dealing with Chatham and the surrounding waters.
The book begins with the early settlers to the Nore area in England and goes on to discuss the Goodwin Sands, the Cinque Ports and their private wars, the birth of the Royal Navy under the Tudors, piracy in the Channel, the Dutch wars and the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Quite a good tight book with just a few small faults.  SOLD
Historic MargateHistoric Margate
G.E. Clarke 1973

4 + 1.00 P&P

112 Pages  by Margate Public Library.
kent and sussex 1940Kent and East Sussex; Britain's Front Line
Stuart Hylton

5 + 1.70 P&P

Battlefield Britain
Pen & Sword Military Books

Good condition paperback
underground thanetUnderground Thanet
Quarries, Shelters, Tunnels and Caves
Rod LeGear

5 + 1.70 P&P

Trust For Thanet Archaeology; 2012
Good paperback.  SOLD
front line countyFront Line County
Kent At War, 1939-45
Andrew Rootes

3 + 2.90 P&P

Good paperback
frontline KentFront-Line Kent
Defence Against Invasion From 1400 To The Cold War

Victor Smith

3 + 1.70 P&P

An ex-library book with all the usual stamps, etc.