This page lists books for sale by Colin MacGregor Stevens. There is a separate page for manuals.
CAUTION: Postage in/from Canada is more expensive than in the USA, but then again, the U.S. dollar is worth about $1.25 Canadian. Prices are in Canadian dollars. In simple terms, if a book is prices at $100, that is about $75 U.S.
BOOKS ABOUT AIRBORNE UNITS & FORMATIONS
BOOKS ABOUT AIRBORNE UNITS & FORMATIONS
DROPZONE NORMANDY by Napier Crookenden re D-Day UK 6th, US 82 and US 101 Airborne Divisions. 1976 304 pp Illus. Hard-cover. Dust-jacket. Archival cover. Inscription from a former owner. $20 CAD
THE RED BERET The Story of the Parachute Regiment at war 1940-1945. 4th Printing 1951 336 pp Illus. Hard cover, no dust-jacket. Inscribed by a former owner. $25 CAD
BY AIR TO BATTLE - THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH AIRBORNE DIVISIONS 1945. Softcover. RARE. $50 CAD
GO TO IT! The illustrated history of the 6th Airborne Division by Peter Harclerode 1990 Hard cover with dust-jacket. Illus. $60 CAD
THE FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE - A Canadian / American Wartime Allegiance" The Devoil's Brigade by Robert C. Burhans. This is the classic one. Although the FSSF was not formally classed as an "airborne" formation, they had their own private air force of C-47 aircraft and parachute trained at Helena, Montana. One of the regiments was ready to parachute into Kiska in 1943 but the bad weather scrubbed the jump. Written in 1947. Nominal Roll. Later reprint. Hard cover with dust jacket. 376 pp. Illus. maps. $90
WHEN DRAGONS FLEW - An illustrated history of The 1st Battalion The Border Regiment 1939-45 by Stuart Eastwood, Charles Gray & Alan Green. Signed by Eastwood. 1994. ARIBORNE SICILY , ARNHEM etc. Hardcover with dust jacket. 232 pp. Profusely illustrated. Bn Roll of Honour. Awards. $75
BY LAND, SEA AND AIR - An Illustrated History of the 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment 1940-1945 fROM OFFICIAL RECORDS AND PERSONAL ACCOUNTS. Bay Alexander Junier and Bart Smulders with Jaap Korsloot.. Hardcover, with dust-jacket. 223 pp. Profusely illustrated. AIRBORNE ARNHEM. $75
OFF AT LAST - An illustrated history of the 7th (Galloway) Battalion, The King's Own Scottish Borderers 1939-1945 From official records and personal accounts. AIRBORNE. ARNHEM etc. 219 pages. Profusely illustrated. Soft-cover. Autographed by author Robert N. Sigmond. 2009 edition. $75
MARKET GARDEN - ARNHEM - The Landing Grounds and Oosterbeek. By Frank Steer. Battleground Europe series. Battlefield Guide. 144 pp. Well illustrated. Soft-cover. $20
OUT OF THE CLOUDS. Official history of 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion. 1st Edition. Signed by co-author Mark H. Lockyer inscribed to Dr. Bill Windrum 1983 $125
"FORGOTTEN WINGS" Gliders in Normsndy and Southern France by Philippe Esvelin 2006 in English. Many illustrations. 176 pp Like new. SCARCE Book, hardcover. $50
Ambrose June 6, 1944 1985 197 pp Illus Bookplate of a former owner. Minor notations. hardcover. Dust-jacket, archival covered. $8 CAD
"LUCKY SIGNALLER" by Michael Hancock. Went to Norway with 1 Airborne Division in 1945 then joined 1 Airborne Corps to go fight Japan. Retired as a Major General. hardcover, with dust-jacket. Excellent condition. Autographed by author. $25
"I WAS A STRANGER" by John Winthrop HACKETT. Arnhem evader after the battle. HArdcover. Dust-jacket (damaged). 219 pp. No illus. 1 map. Imprint of a previous owner's seal (John Enns) on a page. $10
"THE BATTLE OF ARNHEM" by Christopher Hibbert. paperback. 1962. 1975 Fontana Edition. 224 pp. Illus. $3
"WINGS OF THE WIND" by Peter Stainforth Royal Engineers of 1 Parachute Brigade. paperback. 347 pp Index. Maps. No illus. Covers North Africa and Arnhem. A few notations by a previous owner. $3
"A BRIDGE AT ARNHEM" by Charles Whiting paperback. 1974. 264 pp Illus. $3
"A DROP TOO MANY" The memoirs of World War II's most daring Parachute Commander. by Major-General John Frost, CB, DSO, MC 1980 (1984) Paperback. 271 pp. Illus. Bruneval Raid, North Africa, Arnhem. He was in command at the Bridge.
"ARNHEM 1944 - The Airborne Battle" by Martin Middlebrook 1994 paperback (large) 501 pp Illus. $7
"THE RED DEVILS" - The Story of the British Airborne Forces by G.G. Norton Eed by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks. 1971 (2nd impression) 260 pp illus. Hardcover with dust jacket. VG condition. $45
"THE RED DEVILS" by G.G. Norton. paperback. Notations. Pan edition 1971. $1.50
"IT WAS LIKE THIS!" A Short Factual Account of the Battle of Arnhem and Oosterbeek" by Brigadier C. B. MacKenzie, DSO, OBE, Principal General Staff Officer of the 1st Airborne Division. Foreword by Maj-Gen Urquhart. 13th Edition 1981 Softcover, 84 pp Illus., Printed in Holland. A scarce book.
"THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE - 50 years of Para Rescue in Canada 1944-1994 by The Para Rescue Association of Canada 323 pp. Illus. Autographed Nominal Roll. MANY signatures of the jumpers. RARE BOOK. Hardcover with dust jacket. $85
JEEP BOOKS - SEE ALSO MY PAGE OF "FOR SALE - MANUALS" I sold my ex-army jeeps and now I am selling the reference books and manuals.
THE JEEP Olyslager Auto Library WARNE written by Bart Vanderveen Hard cover. Illus. 64 pp. SCARCE $20
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HAIL TO THE JEEP by A. Wade Wells 1946 RARE FIRST EDITION hardcover. No dust jacket. 120 pp Illus. >> >LISTED ON eBAY 2017-11-21 <<<
THE JEEP by J-G Jeudy and M Tararrine A classic. Hardcover with dust jacket. 272 pp Illus. With notations. $40
AUTHOR U.S. QUARTERMASTER TITLE: THE JEEP PLACE WASHINGTON D.C. DATE 1943. Facsimile reprint 1987 (RARE) 199 pp. A few poor quality illustrations. Important for jeep researchers! $30
WWII JEEP In Action 2042 By David Doyle Squadron Signal 49 pp Full of historic photos. Excellent condition. $15
"Jeep Truck 1/4 Ton 4x4 Utility by 4x4 Magazine in Japan. Military and civilian jeeps. Hard cover. 128 pp. Text in Japanese. Illus. Rare book. $30
"JEEP" by David Fetherston 1995. Softcover. Military and civilian jeeps. 128 pp. Illus. Lots of colour photos. Damage to spine at top for 1 inch.
"THE JEEP IN EVERY POSSIBLE CONDITION" "LAS JEEP DANS TOUR SES ETATS" Heimdal. 2008. Hardcover. Bi-lingual French and English. Many colour photos. Technical repairs, then historical photos and travelling in North Africa in a jeep. $20
REPRINT of ORD 9 SNL G-503 15 February 1945. Used. Pages complete but loose. 283 pages. 8-1/2 x 11" Looks original so is good for display with a jeep. $20
RARE WW2 JEEP PHOTO ARCHIVE Following on No. 1 The Willys T-28 Half-Track & 6x6 MT-TUG by Mark Askew. Fred Smith's restoration of these two vehicles etc. 2003. Signed by Fred Smith. $30
PRE-STANDARDIZED JEEP Walk Around Color Series Squadron Signal # 5711 80 pp. Illus. $15
THE US ARMY JEEP AT WAR Steven J Zaloga Concord Publications 72 pp Illus. $10
ALL AMERICAN WONDER Vol 1 by Ray Cowdery. VERY well used hardcover.
ALL AMERICAN WONDER Vol. 2 by Ray Cowdery Soft cover.
AFTER THE BATTLE - Hardbound Volumes #1 through #19. Excellent condition. $500 CAD CMS2307
WHEELS & TRACKS - Complete set, in binders. Classic military vehicle magazine by the late Bart Vanderveen, World renowned expert. Out of print. $500 CAD CMS2308
BEFORE ENDEAVOURS FADE by Rose B. Coombs, MBE A Guide to the Battlefields of the First World War. She was formerly the Special Collections Officer at the Imperial War Museum. 1983. Hardcover. 164 pp. Maps, many, many photos. Hardcover, with dust-jacket. Archival clear cover for dust-jacket. Excellent condition! As of 2015-08-28 none were listed on AbeBooks which shows its rarity. $75 CAD
ANTI-TANK WEAPONS WW2 Fact Files. By Peter Chamberlain and Terry Gander. 64 pp. Softcover. $10 CAD
THE FERRET SCOUT CAR IN CANADIAN SERVICE (Service Publications 2009) Written by me, Colin MacGregor Stevens. 24 pp. Softcover. Illustrated. Signed copies are available. New, unread copy $14 SIGNED & POSTPAID
WW Journal, U.S. 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment Association's Journal "Winds Aloft"
Basically numbers 50 to 94 but not a complete series. These include many wartime and occupation of Japan stories, nominal rolls with addresses of veterans etc. Lots of photos. From Dr. (Lieutenant) Bill Windrum who served in 511 PIR on Occupation of Japan duty. $50 CAD
WWII RCAF 1942 Scrap book - New Old Stock Instructions, pages for recording gifts, for photos and for clippings. $10 CAD
IAN FLEMING'S COMMANDOS - THE STORY OF 30 ASSAULT UNIT IN WWII by Nicholas Rankin. James Bond 007 creator's wartime unit. Like new. Book hardcover with dust-jacket $15 CAD
DIEPPE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GERMAN WAR PHOTOGRAPHER by Hugh G. Henry Jr & Jean Paul Pallud After the Battle Hardcover with dustjacket.64 pp illus. Excellent book! $40 CAD
Journal - ARMS COLLECTING Vol 28 No. 1 $2 CAD
Journal - ARMS COLLECTING Vol 29 No. 3 $2 CAD
Journal - ARMS COLLECTING Vol 29 No. 2 $2 CAD
Journal - ARMS COLLECTING Vol 30 No. 2 $2 CAD
Journal - ARMS COLLECTING Vol 31 No. 1
AIR SURVEY REVIEW JUNE 1943 - MAY 1945 Rare WWII unit history of special unit for map making, 1 CDN FD (AIR) SVY COY RCE Sep 44 - May 45; 4 CDNFD SVY COY RCE Jun 43 - Sep 44 First Canadian Army RARE Sample original over printed map in back. Smallsection of back cover missing, Softcover. $40 CAD
OUT OF NOWHERE - A history of the military sniper from the Sharpshooter to Afghanistan" by Martin Pegler 2004 New condition, unread. (Purchased in error as I already had a copy at home) 304 pp illus. Retails CAD 16.95 New, unread. Softcover. $12 CAD
DEVASTATED HALIFAX Published by Gerald E. Wier. 1917. "Views of the Greatest Disaster in the history of the American Contenent caused by the explosion that followed the collision of the French Munition Ship 'Mont Blanc' and the Belgian Relief Ship "Imo" in Halifax Harbour. December 6th 1917. " 32 pages of photo published immediately after the explosion. These are uncesnsored and there are photos of bodies etc. that will not appear in modern books. My Latin teacher, Vaila Mowat (married name) survived this explosion. I lived in Dartmouth as a teenager so this was a meaningful disaster. I found this copy in California. This is a RARE BOOKLET and on Abe Books it is listed for $974 CAD signed by a famous author, $260 CAD and $175 CAD. My price is $150 CAD
"VIMY" by Pierre Berton. Paperback. Some highlighting and notations. 336 pp $2.00 CAD
"FIGHTING FOR CANADA - Chinese and Japanese Canadians in Military Service" published by Department of National Defence. 2003 English and French $5 CAD
"IN RETREAT - The Canadian Forces in the Trudeau Years." Circa 1979 Inscription from previous owner. Hard cover, with dust-jacket. $5 CAD
"VICTORY THROUGH AIRPOWER" by Major Alexander P. DeSeversky 1942 354 pp Hardcover, no dust-jacket. $5 CAD
"MEMOIRS OF A PSYCHIC SPY 2006 Softcover. $5 CAD
"TALES OF A PIONEER JOURNALIST - From Gold Rush to Government Street in 19th Century Victoria" by David Williams Higgins 192 pp. Illus. Soft-cover $5 CAD
"BIGGLES DEFENDS THE DESERT" by Captain W.E. Johns 1942 (2003) Paperback, reprint. $4 CAD
WINSTON CHURCHILL'S TOY SHOP The Invention and Making of England's Secret Weapons by Stuart McCrae. Narked up copy. 1971Ink address stamp from a previous owner. 228 pp Illus. Hardcover with dust-jacket and cover. $10 CAD
THE WHITE RABBIT by Bruce Marshall 1956 About SOE agent Wing Commander Yeo-Thomas 262 pp illus. Hard cover. No dust-jacket. $10 CAD
OFF PATROL Memories of B.C. Provincial Policemen 1991 Softcover. 158pp Illus. $8 CAD
WW - "A PRIMER OF MILITARY KNIVES - European & American Combat, Trench & Utility Knives (including trench clubs) PART TWO" by Gordon Hughes and Barry Jenkins. Softcover. RARE and full of superb and clear line drawings. $35 CAD
HALF-TRACKS by Bart Vanderveen 1974 $15 CAD
WORLD WAR II ALLIED VEHICLES by John Blackman 1995 $15 CAD CS878
THE MAKING OF A SECRET AGENT - The Pickersgill Letters (Canadian SOE agent in France, executed) 1978 Softcover. $6 CAD
ARMOUR IN PROFILE Number 11 Light Tank MK. VII TETRARCH (British tank used by Airborne) 1967 $5 CAD
BELLONA Military Vehicle Data Series Thirteen (13) $5 CAD
INDESTRUCTIBLE JEEP by D. Denfield and M. Fry. Ballantine's Illustrated History of the Violent Century Weapons Book No,. 36 RARE as far fewer of these were published than other titles. A classic. Many photos. 160 pp Condition - Good except as is common the glue binding is letting go. Complete. $45 CAD
WW - ITALIAN FASCIST DAGGERS by Frederick J. Stephens Militaria Publications Ltd. RARE 1972 25 pp Illus. $20 CAD
THE GAUNTLET The Royal Canadian Armoured Corps School COTC 57 (Canadian Officer Training Corps 1957) 107 pp illus. RARE Includes nominal roll with names and addresses in the back. $30 CAD
"VINTAGE CANADA - The National Association of Antique Automobile Clubs of Canada large coverage of Canadian WWII military vehicles. LRDG Chevrolet in drawing on cover . 44 pp. Illus. Scarce. $15 CAD
CAM Magazine - PHOTOCOPIES of three very rare issues July 1944, September 1944 and September 1945. Rare magazine $10 CAD
Research report THE MURDER OF LIEUTENANT H.M.A. CAMBIER, Anti-Tank Platoon Commander, 156 Parachute Battalion. 1999 by Philip Reinders 4 pp $5
Research report HET POLSTEN KANON (THE POLSTEN CANNON) by Philip Reinders 1995. 6pp, Illus. Two of these guns were taken into Arnhem battle. One was damaged on landing, the other ended up near the Hartenstein Hotel. [I also have some 20mm shell casings from the one for sale.] Document in Dutch but there is an English translation included. $20
The Frogmen of Burma - The Sea Reconnaissance Unit. by Lt. Comdr. Bruce S. Wright, C.D. who raised and commanded the unit. A secret WWII British/Canadian Combined Operations small unit. hard cover, With dust jacket (some damage), illustrated, 150 pages. RARE BOOK. $30
"Military Uniforms - Uniforms militaires" by David Ross. 1980. Excellent reference on early Canadian uniforms. Hard to find. Excellent condition,. 87 pp. Illustrated. $15
"THE WESTMINSTER REGMENT (M.G.), C.A.S.F. 1940 RARE! Photos of EVERY man in the regiment ibncluiding future Victoria Cross winner :ieut J. K. Maahony (he pronounced his last name as MAW-KNEE). ALL men are identified with their photo! $50
"SHOTS OF WAR - 150 Years of Dramatic Photography from the Battlefield" by Paul Brewer. 400 pages Extensive illustrations. Large book. CMS2539
"THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE - 50 Years of Para Rescue in Canada" by the Para REscue Association of Canada $85 Hardcover with dust jacket. Lots of illustrations. Nominal roll autographed by 13 of those on the list. 323 pages.
"CANADIAN BADGES 1920-1950" Revised Edition by Daniel Mazeas This is one of the classic references. NEW UNREAD COPY. Softcover. Hundreds of accurate line drawings. 144 pp.
"OVER THERE - Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, 1942" REPRINT by Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. 16 pp. circa 1999. $1