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Loopholes 39Loopholes 39 insideLoopholes number 39
Journal for the Pillbox Study Group and the United Kingdom Fortifications Club

field marshallThe British Field Marshalls, 1736-1997
A Biographical Dictionary

8.50 + 2.90 P&P
tank men Tank Men
The human story of tanks at war
4.00 + 2.90 P&P
Isle of Wight at WarThe Isle Of Wight At War
Photographs and text
Ian Orton

6 + 1.70 P&P

From AD43 to the 1960's.
Published by the Isle of Wight Country Library.
Good condition paperback.

polishradarRadar morski TRN-500.

Kruza Zenon.  5 + 1.70 P&P

Published by Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej, 1977. (1977)
Book about Radar Sets in the Polish language
.  16 pages, many illustrations.  Quite good condition.  16 pages, many illustrations..  Quite good condition.

aggressionArchitecture of Aggression.
A History of Military Architecture in North West Europe 1900-1945.
Rare book.

Mallory, Keith & Ottar, Arvid.
15 + 2.80 P&P.
Item Description: London: The Architectural Press, 1973. First edition. HB. No dustjacket. 307pp, landscape format. Condition good, a tight binding. With b&w photos, plans and diagrams throughout. Includes trench fortifications, Verdun, the Maginot Line. WW2 defences in Britian, The Alantic Wall.
More details and photographs if requested.
minesMines, Minelayers and Minelaying. Captain Cowie. RARE

25 + 1.70 P&P

A rare book, usually 35 - 50 in book shops, if you can get it.

Item Description: London:Oxford University Press, 1949. Hardcover/Hardback. Book Condition: Good. No Dust Jacket 1st Edition. 216pp with 3 maps at rear. Hardcover. Blue boards are faded and have shelf-wear. Overall, a very good copy. Captain Cowie traces the development and employment of the sea-mine from the XVIth Century to the present day.
bronze2The Bronze Cross
4 + 1.70 P&P

P R Gawthorne, London, 1945. Book Condition: Good.
A tribute to those who won the supreme award for valour in the years 1940-45 with a collection of 162 portraits in photogravure and 46 other illustrations. Brown covers with blind stamped titles and the VC on front. A good clean tight copy.
Fifty Amazing Secret Service DramasFifty Amazing Secret Service Dramas
Odhams Press Ltd, 1937

4 + 2.90 P&P

Authors include: Sir Basil Thomson, Marthe McKenna, Dr A K Graves, Lord Baden-Powell, S T Falsted, E T Woodhall, Bernard Newman, Charles Lucieto. Some authors have a few stories included..

Not bad conditions considering the age and the weight of the book.  Spotting on pages.


Reflections of a German Soldier; 1936-1949

5 + 2.90 P&P

An uncommonly reflective and illuminating memoir by a German officer who served on virtually all fronts in Europe. Soldat, offers a unique inside look at the German side of World War II and a world in ruins.

Good condition, but with spotting here and there, especially on the page edges.  No dust cover.
secret agentSecret Agent; The True Story of the Special Operations Executive.
4 + 2.80 P&P

BBC Worldwide Ltd., 2000. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Price Clipped. 254 pages with a few black and white illustrations.

An account of the people who were charged by Churchill to set Europe ablaze. From just a handful of people it grew to a force of 10,000 men and 3.000 women. About half the men and 100 or so women served behind German lines. From their first success - the destruction of a vital viaduct in Greece they went on to make a significant contribution to final victory.
klopKlop and the Ustinov Family
Nadia Benois Ustinov

10 + 2.90 P&P a rare scarce book

Klop was the nickname of Jonah Ustinov, the author's husband and Peter Ustinov's father.
Among other things he acted as a spy for the British during WW2.

Quite a good book with dust cover, but was a library book and has library markings etc.
sasThe Special Air Service; Philip Warner.
5 + 2.80
William Kimber London, 1972.

285pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., maps and diagrams in text, navy blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper.

A history of the Special Air Service 1941-71, from the pioneer raiders who wrought havoc in the Western Desert, Sicily where they went in ahead of the invasion force, the Aegean and Adriatic where small groups tied down much larger forces, to Italy, France and North West Europe where they worked behind enemy lines and after WW2 in Malaya, Borneo and Aden. Book good, dustwrapper.
mussoliniMy Autobiography
Benito Mussolini

8 + 2.90 P&P

Reprinterd 1939

If Hitler could write MEIN KAMPF, then Mussolini could write his autobiography, recounting in vigorous, forceful fashion his early life, WWI service, and rise to power in Italy. Of course, this has been translated and edited by the former American ambassador to Italy, Richard Washburn Child, who also wrote a laudatory foreword. Among the chapter headings are "The Death Struggle of a Worn Out Democracy," "The Garden of Fascism," and "Thus We Took Rome," among others.