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            Soldier into Spy: The Memoirs of Roland Rieul

Rieul, Roland

(Book #ID 8797)

Published by William Kimber, London First edition 1986. 1986.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine. 8vo. Fine in Fine dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            It Isn't All Mink: Life in occupied France

Spanier, Ginette [Foreword by Noël Coward]

(Book #ID 9328)

Published by Collins 14 St. James's Place, London First edition 1959. 1959.

First edition hard back publisher's original scarlet paper covered boards, gilt stamping. 8vo 8¼" x 5½" 256 pp. Photographic illustrations. Life in occupied France. Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper with small chip to spine tip and upper top corner with associated crease lines, small label removed from upper and lower panels, not price clipped. Dust wrapper protected. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            From The Red Army to SOE

Manderstam, Major L. H. with Roy Heron

(Book #ID 63039)

Published by William Kimber & Co. Limited, 100 Jermyn Street, London First Edition 1985. London 1985.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original scarlet paper covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 176 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs throughout. Minimal wear to the spine ends. Very Good condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0718305884

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            Double Cross | The True Story of the D-Day Spies

Macintyre, Ben [Benedict Richard Pierce Macintyre (born 25 December 1963) is a British author, historian, reviewer and columnist writing for The Times newspaper. His columns range from current affairs to historical controversies].

(Book #ID 97387)

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., 50 Bedford Square, London First Edition 2012. 2012.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, metallic red title and author lettering to the spine, red paper end papers. 8vo. 9'' x 5½''. Entertaining account of the five key spies involved in weaving a web of deception to mislead the Nazis as to the true targets for the D-Day landings. This spy unit included 'a bisexual Peruvian playgirl, a tiny Polish fighter, a Serbian seducer, a wildly imaginative Spaniard with a diploma in chicken farming, and a hysterical Frenchwoman whose obsessive love for her pet dog very nearly wrecked the entire deception.' Contains [xvi] 417 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs throughout. Hint of tanning to the text block edges. Very Good condition book in near Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped, £16.99. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781408819906

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            Behind Enemy Lines with SAS; The Story of Amédée Maingard - SOE Agent

McCue, Paul [Amédée Maingard - SOE Agent]

(Book #ID 111860)

Published by Pen & Sword Military, Barnsley, South Yorkshire First Edition 2007. 2007.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covered boards, blocked and lettered gilt back. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 210 pp with monochrome archive photographs to the centre. Small book plate removed opposite title page. Near Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781844156184

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            The Way Back | The Story of Lieut.-Commander Pat O'Leary + (Signed 'The Pat O'Leary Line' Flown Cover)

Brome, Vincent [Major General Count Albert-Marie Edmond Guérisse GC, KBE, DSO (5 April 1911 - 26 March 1989) Pat O'Leary was the nom-de-plume of Dr Albert Guerisse]

(Book #ID 112278)

Published by Cassell & Company Ltd., 37-38 St. Andrew's Hill, London First Edition 1957. 1957.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covered boards, blocked and lettered gilt back. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Major General Count Albert-Marie Edmond Guérisse was a Belgian Resistance member who organised French and Belgian escape routes for downed Allied pilots during World War II under the alias of Patrick Albert "Pat" O'Leary, purportedly the name of a peace-time Canadian friend. This escape line helped Allied soldiers and airmen stranded or shot down over occupied Europe evade capture by Nazi Germany and return to Great Britain. Contains (ix), 267 pp with double-page map and monochrome archive photographs throughout. Very near Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with a little tanning of the paper to the rear cover, not price clipped, 16/- + No. 22 of 46 'The Pat O'Leary Line' flown cover SIGNED to the front cover 'Albert Guérisse - alias Pat O'Leary'. 10th July 1979 post office stamps, further post office stamp to the rear Gibraltar 8th May 1985 and Royal Air Force Hendon Museum stamp, one further stamp 'Reflown to Gibraltar to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of VE Day - Courier C. Turner. One cachet insert. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Housed in Fine condition paper covered open-fronted slip case. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Garbo; The Spy Who Saved D-Day [Secret History Files]

Seaman, Mark

(Book #ID 66372)

Published by The National Archives, Kew, Richmond 2004. Richmond 2004.

Publisher's original colour illustrated card wrap covers. 8vo. 9½'' x 6''. Contains 410 printed pages of text. In Fine condition, no dust wrapper as published, unused new book. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 1903365589

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            Secret War; A Pictorial Record of the Special Operations Executive

Pattinson, Juliette

(Book #ID 67276)

Published by Caxton Editions, 20 Bloomsbury Street, London First Edition 2001. London 2001.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original photographic glazed covers. Folio 11½'' x 8¼''. Contains 184 printed pages of text with archive monochrome photographs throughout. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 1840672919

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            Moon Squadron

Tickell, Jerrard

(Book #ID 69313)

Published by Allan Wingate (Publishers) Limited, 12 Beauchamp Place, London First Impression October 1956. London 1956.

Hard back binding in publisher's original cornflower blue paper covers, black title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 204 printed pages of text. Lower edges scuffed, end papers a little age darkened. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition period art work dust wrapper with 20 mm v-shaped piece of paper missing to the upper front gutter, chips to the corners, wear to the edges, not price clipped 13s 6d. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Lindell's List | Saving American and British Women at Ravensbrück + (Signed Réseau Marie Claire Flown Cover) + Author Signed

Hore, Peter [Gertrude Mary Lindell (11 September 1895 - 8 January 1987) Comtesse de Milleville, code named Marie-Claire and Comtesse de Moncy, was an English woman, a front-line nurse in World War I and a member of the French Resistance in World War II].

(Book #ID 112416)

Published by The History Press Ltd., The Mill, Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire First Edition 2016. 2016.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original burgundy cloth covered boards, blocked and lettered gilt back. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 288 pp with map and monochrome archive photographs to the central pages on loaded art paper. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. + No. 94 of 1200 'Réseau Marie Claire' flown cover, Post Office stamp 2nd October 1983 and SIGNED by Mary Lindell to the front cover 'Mary de M. Lindell O.B.E., M.I.9'. (MI9, the British Directorate of Military Intelligence Section 9, was a secret department of the War Office between 1939 and 1945. During World War II it had two principal tasks: assisting in the escape of Allied prisoners of war held by the Axis countries, especially Nazi Germany; and helping Allied military personnel, especially downed airmen, evade capture after they were shot down or trapped behind enemy lines in Axis-occupied countries). Flight details and certification signed to the rear by D. B. G. Downey. One cachet insert. SIGNED by the author to the half-title page 'Peter, With regards from the author Peter Hore | 7th February 2018'. Extensive publisher's errata sheet laid-in. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Savage Canary; The Story of Resistance in Denmark

Lampe, David [Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Basil Embry]

(Book #ID 71626)

Published by Cassell & Company Ltd., 37-38 St. Andrew's Hill, London First Edition 1957. London 1957.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original crimson paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains 236 printed pages of text with monochrome map and photographs throughout. Minimal wear to the covers, ghosting to the front and rear free end papers. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition art work dust wrapper with small chips to the foot of the spine, upper panel and corners, not price clipped 18/-. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            One Enemy Only - The Invader | A Record of French Resistance

Simon, Paul [Preface by General de Gaulle] Translated by W. G. Corp. [J. Morton Sale Illustrated Dust Wrapper].

(Book #ID 97173)

Published by Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., London First Edition 1942. 1942.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original powder blue cloth covers, black title and author lettering to the spine and to the front cover. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 168 printed pages of text with 8 monochrome photographs throughout. From the 'Silver Library Ltd.,' with stamps to the end papers. Very Good condition book in Good condition dust wrapper with small chips to the spine tips and corners, not price clipped, 7/6. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            British Special Forces

Seymour, William [Foreword by David Stirling]

(Book #ID 82977)

Published by Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd., 1 Tavistock Chambers, Bloomsbury Way, London First Edition 1985. London 1985.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covered boards, silver title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 334 printed pages of text with monochrome map illustrations. Minimal marking to the fore edge. Very near Fine clean unopened condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with surface rubs and rubs to the cover edges. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0283988738

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            The Secret Hunters

Kemp, Anthony

(Book #ID 83086)

Published by Michael O'Mara Books Ltd., 20 Queen Anne Street, London First Edition 1986. London 1986.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. Contains 128 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations and photographs throughout. Ghosting to the tops edges of the front and rear end papers. Near Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0948397357

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            The Grand Prix Saboteurs; The Grand Prix Drivers Who Became British Secret Agents in World War II

Saward, Joe

(Book #ID 83572)

Published by Morienval Press, 6 Discovery Walk, London 2006. London 2006.

Publisher's original colour illustrated card wrap covers [softback]. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains 363 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs throughout. In Fine condition, no dust wrapper as issued. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9780955486807

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            Operation Fortitude; The Story of the Spy Operation that Saved D-Day

Levine, Joshua

(Book #ID 86295)

Published by HarperCollins 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, London First Edition 2011. 2011.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original letterbox red paper covered boards, silver title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. Contains 316 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs to the centre. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9780007313532

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            Airborne Espionage | International Special Duties Operations in the World Wars.

Oliver, David

(Book #ID 95830)

Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Limited., Phoenix Mill, Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire First Edition 2005. 2005.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 10'' x 7''. Contains 250 printed pages of text with archive monochrome photographs throughout. Small price erased from the front free end paper. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped, £19.99. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0750938706

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            Resistance: France 1940-1945

Ehrlich, Blake

(Book #ID 93033)

Published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston and Toronto First Edition 1965. 1965.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original red paper covered boards with black cloth spine, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, grey dyed upper edges. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 278 printed pages of text with monochrome maps and photographs throughout. Spine ends slightly turned-in. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with crease lines along the edges, shallow rubs to the spine ends, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Of Their Own Choice | Captain Peter Churchill's Own Account of His First Secret Mission to Wartime France + Duel of Wits | His Record of Three Missions into Enemy Territory - Covering the Adventures and Dangers Shared with Odette Until Their Capture Together in April 1943 + The Spirit in the Cage | The Third book of War Memoirs by Captain Peter Churchill, D.S.O. (Triple Signed)

Churchill, Peter [Peter Morland Churchill, DSO (14 January 1909 - 1 May 1972) was a British Special Operations Executive (SOE) officer in France during the Second World War].

(Book #ID 112183)

Published by Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., London First Edition 1952 | First Edition (Second Impression) 1953 | First Edition 1954. 1952 | 1953 | 1954.

Of Their Own Choice is First Edition 1952; Duel of Wits is First Edition (second impression) 1953; The Spirit in the Cage is First Edition 1954. Uniform matching hard back binding in publisher's original black | blue cloth covered boards, blocked and lettered gilt backs. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains 218 + map; 319; 251 pp. Near Fine condition books in Very Good condition dust wrappers, with light rubbing to the tips and corners, 2 not price clipped, 1 clipped. In card slip case. Dust wrappers supplied in archive acetate film protection. Volumes 1 and 2 SIGNED by the author to each title page 'Peter Churchill', volume 3 SIGNED bookplate by the author to the title page 'Peter Churchill'. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Long Way Round; An Escape Through Occupied France

Moore, William [Jacket Illustration by Roger Payne]

(Book #ID 98320)

Published by Leo Cooper with Secker & Warburg Ltd., 54 Poland Street, London First Edition 1986. 1986.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original grey paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 182 printed pages of text with monochrome archive photographs throughout. Lower spine end turned-in, top corner cut from the front free end paper. Very Good condition book in near Fine condition panoramic illustrated dust wrapper with minimal wear to the spine ends and corners, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0436284634

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            No Drums ... No Trumpets | The Story of Mary Lindell + (Signed Réseau Marie Claire Flown Cover)

Wynne, Barry [Gertrude Mary Lindell (11 September 1895 - 8 January 1987) Comtesse de Milleville, code named Marie-Claire and Comtesse de Moncy, was an English woman, a front-line nurse in World War I and a member of the French Resistance in World War II].

(Book #ID 112415)

Published by Arthur Barker Ltd., 20 New Bond Street, London First Edition 1961. 1961.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original duck egg blue cloth covered boards, blocked and lettered navy back. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains frontispiece, 278 pp with monochrome archive photographs throughout. Fine condition book in Good condition dust wrapper with chips to the corners and spine ends, not price clipped, 18s. + No. 195 of 1200 'Réseau Marie Claire' flown cover, Post Office stamp 2nd October 1983 and SIGNED by Mary Lindell to the front cover 'Mary de M. Lindell O.B.E., M.I.9'. (MI9, the British Directorate of Military Intelligence Section 9, was a secret department of the War Office between 1939 and 1945. During World War II it had two principal tasks: assisting in the escape of Allied prisoners of war held by the Axis countries, especially Nazi Germany; and helping Allied military personnel, especially downed airmen, evade capture after they were shot down or trapped behind enemy lines in Axis-occupied countries). Flight details and certification signed to the rear by D. B. G. Downey. One cachet insert. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            SOE (Special Operations Executive) | Churchill's Secret Agents (Shire Library Number 829)

Crowdy, Terry

(Book #ID 112356)

Published by Shire Publications Ltd., | Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd., 2 Soho Square, London First Edition 2016 2016.

First edition in publisher's original colour illustrated card wrap covers (soft back). 8vo. 8¼'' x 6''. Contains 64 pp with mostly monochrome illustrations and archive photographs throughout. In Fine condition, no dust wrapper as issued. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Missions Most Secret

Cook, Graeme [Jacket Illustration by Colin Shearing]

(Book #ID 99338)

Published by Harwood Smart Publishing Co. Ltd., Blandford, Dorset First Edition 1976. 1976.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original crimson paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8¾'' x 5½''. Contains 185 printed pages of text. Foxing to the closed upper edges, lower spine end scuffed. Very Good condition book in Fine condition illustrated dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0904507173

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            At Midnight in a Flaming Town [Double Signed]

Bateman, Lorraine and Paul Cole

(Book #ID 100006)

Published by Karnac Books Ltd., 118 Finchley Road, London First Edition 2011. 2011.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 375 printed pages of text with one map. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with light rubbing to the spine ends. SIGNED by both author's to the front free end paper 'Leona - another step in life's amazing journey, love and best wishes Lorraine' also SIGNED 'Lorraine Bateman', also SIGNED 'Paul Cole'. The recipients name and address to the top of the front free end paper 'Leona Rudd?' Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781855758599

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            Odette | The Story of a British Agent + Signed Flown Cover

Tickell, Jerrard [Odette Sansom GC, MBE (28 April 1912 - 13 March 1995), also known as Odette Churchill and Odette Hallowes, code named Lise, was an agent for the United Kingdom's clandestine Special Operations Executive (SOE) in France during the Second World War. She was the first woman to be awarded the George Cross by the United Kingdom and was awarded the Légion d'honneur by France].

(Book #ID 112190)

Published by Chapman and Hall Ltd., 11 Henrietta Street, London Sixth Edition 1950. 1950.

Sixth edition hard back binding in publisher's original brick red cloth covered boards, blocked and lettered gilt back. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains portrait frontispiece, 334 + ii pp with 16 monochrome archive photographic plates on 15. Ink name to the front free end paper 'John Sargent 1st January 1951'. Very Good condition book in Good condition dust wrapper with small chips to the corners, not price clipped, 16s. Loosely inserted Special Forces Club, London commemorative envelope dedicated to the 'Call to Rise' of the French Resistance by the SOE 'Operation Overlord' Number 150 of 800 flown cover SIGNED 'Odette Hallowes' to the front cover, Biggin Hill and Aeroport, Le Touquet stamps dated 22 and 24 May 1994 to the reverse, signed by Group Captain W. S. O. Randle, two cachet inserts. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Housed in Fine condition marble paper covered open-fronted slip case. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Churchill's Secret Agent

Butler, Josephine [Codename 'Jay Bee']

(Book #ID 112079)

Published by Blaketon-Hall Limited, 11 North Street, Ashburton, Devon First Edition 1983. 1983.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covered boards, blocked and lettered silver back. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 205 pp. Spine ends scuffed. Near Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0907854028

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