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Assignment Algiers: With the OSS in the Mediterranean Theater. Kloman. Assignment Algiers: With the OSS in the Mediterranean Theater. Kloman.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-119) and index. Subjects: Kloman, Erasmus H. --United States --Office of Strategic Services --World War, 1939-1945 --Secret service --Personal narratives, American --Egypt --Cairo --Algeria --Algiers --Italy --Caserta. Summary: Princeton grad Erasmus Kloman was undergoing Army training at Fort Bragg in 1943 when, due to his passing knowledge of French, he was interviewed for potential involvement in "a highly confidential activity." The interview culminated in the question, "Would you be willing to volunteer for hazardous duty behind enemy lines?" He signed up for duty with the newly formed Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and after an intensive period of training in various aspects of espionage, found himself on assignment in wartime Cairo, Algiers, and then Caserta. At age 24 with the title of OSS Acting Chief of Operations in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, he helped organize and coordinate the actions of Operational Groups (OGs) , which infiltrated Italy and occupied France on daring sabotage missions. The OG teams were assigned to cut and harass enemy lines of communication, to attack vital enemy installations, to organize and train local resistance elements, and to furnish intelligence to the Allied forces. Kloman's account of his experience coupled with his extensive research of declassified documents provides an inside view of the "shadow war" within the larger conflagration of World War II. Colorful imagery and photographs enliven a narrative that will appeal to everyone interested in true spy stories.

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Breaking the Chains. The Royal Navy's War on White Slavery. Pocock. Breaking the Chains. The Royal Navy's War on White Slavery. Pocock.

With potent echoes of the current War on Terror, this book tells how the leading Great Power of the 19th century organized a coalition to eradicate a deep-rooted aspect of anti-Western policy in Moslem countries. This confrontation between Europe and Islamic North Africa, and eventually the Ottoman Empire, concerned Christian slavery, a trade pursued by the piratical Barbary States. For centuries weaker trading nations had paid them protection money to leave their shipping alone, but the basic principle of slavery was unchallenged. With the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 this cause reached the top of the political agenda and in 1816 a large Anglo-Dutch fleet attacked Algiers and forced the local ruler to release 3000 European slaves. This was the beginning of a concerted, and essentially naval, assault on the practice, which the Moslem world came to see as a religious and racist war, a revival of the crusades. When the Greeks rebelled against the rule of the Ottoman Empire in 1821, they too were seen as Christian slaves. After a long and bitter struggle, the turning point was a sea battle, at Navarino in 1827, which proved a crushing defeat for the Ottoman forces. It was inflicted by a British-French-Russian peace-keeping force operating under confused and contradictory rules of engagement, and initially it was dismissed by an embarrassed British government as an untoward event . However, Greek independence was effectively assured. This story, full of larger-than-life characters, is told with all the verve to be expected from Tom Pocock, the author of many bestselling books on the Nelsonic era.

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How to make Folding Knives. Lake. How to make Folding Knives. Lake.

Follow easy instructions on how to make a folding knife. Includes safety tips, suppliers lists, and answers many questions from three top custom makers.

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Sporting Terriers : Their Form, Their Function and Their Future. Hancock. Sporting Terriers : Their Form, Their Function and Their Future. Hancock.

This book is about sporting terriers, that much-loved, quintessentially British, quite admirable group of dogs, favoured for centuries by the more humble type of hunter. Sporting Terriers is not a manual covering training, grooming, nutrition and dog care; it is a celebration of terriers' contribution to the sporting scene, an examination of their form, their function and their future in an increasingly urban society.

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Gundogs: Their Past, Their Performance and Their Prospects. Hancock, Gundogs: Their Past, Their Performance and Their Prospects. Hancock,

This book is about gundogs, those ever-willing companions of both sportsmen and discerning dog owners. Gundogs is not a manual covering training, grooming, nutrition, and dog care; it is very much a celebration of the gundog's contribution to the sporting and companion dog scene, an examination of their past, their performance, and their prospects in an increasingly urban society. Painstakingly researched, it covers the well-known recognized breeds and the more obscure ones from overseas, some quite unknown to the public.

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The American Sword 1775-1945. Peterson. The American Sword 1775-1945. Peterson.

Secondhand, G Condition, scuffed dustjacket.
The first book devoted exclusively to the subject, this invaluable volume will aid collectors, curators, historians. Enhanced with more than 400 illustrations from rare documents, the book classifies and describes all major types of swords worn by the U.S. armed forces, cadets, and diplomats since the American Revolution to the end of World War II.

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Me fecit Solingen ("Solingen Made Me"). Greenwade. Me fecit Solingen ("Solingen Made Me"). Greenwade.

Third Reich edged weapon production and marketing.

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American Knives. The First History and Collectors' Guide. eterson. American Knives. The First History and Collectors' Guide. eterson.

A rather fascinating book on the history of knives of all sorts. Includes chapters on the manufacture of edged weapons and a chapter on knife sharpening.

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Military Combat Knives. The Cut Down Bayonet. Hurst. Military Combat Knives. The Cut Down Bayonet. Hurst.

1 of 10 Only Signed by Author.
Excellent study of fighting knives and cut-down bayonets

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Price Guide to Antique Edged Weapons. Southwick. Price Guide to Antique Edged Weapons. Southwick.

Price Guide to Antique Edged Weapons.
Book doubles as an excellent reference book.

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On Damascus Steel. Figiel. On Damascus Steel. Figiel.

A technical study of the famous Damascus steel featuring Persian and Indian sword blades from 1600-1800 as well as Damascus gun barrels from the 17th and 18th centuries. A classic guide to the most artistic of metalwork

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The Martini Henry For Queen and Empire. Aspinshaw. The Martini Henry For Queen and Empire. Aspinshaw.

The Martini-Henry For Queen And Empire; The British military Martini-Henry, Martini-Metford and Martini-Enfield rifles and carbines; the definitive history of their development and service, 1869-1904.
When the Martini Henry rifle was formally introduced into the British Army in October 1874 after five years of evaluation, It was hailed as the most perfect rifle of its time. Never before was a rifle to be subjected to such a baptism of fire that the Martini rifle was to endure; battling not the European enemy it had primarily been designed to fight, but foes whose methods and tactics were to test the ability of the British infantryman and Sailor to the limit.This long awaited book is a complete History of the British Military Martini Henry rifles and Carbines, in all its Calibers from 1869 to 1903. It covers the Bayonets, the Ammunition, the jamming, the failed projects, the manufacturers, the politics, the battles and the men that were to be forever linked in its story.In 256 luxurious full color pages, embellished with 260 photographs and 156,000 words, Author Neil Aspinshaw s 8 year study into The Weapon that forged an Empire, reaches new heights in hitherto unpublished research, information and understanding into one of the most talked about and lauded rifles of Queen Victoria s reign.

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American Military Bayonets of the 20th century. Cunningham. American Military Bayonets of the 20th century. Cunningham.

A guide for collectors, including notes on makers, markings, finishes, variations, scabbards, and production data.

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US Rifle M14 - from John Garand to the M21. Stevens. US Rifle M14 - from John Garand to the M21. Stevens.

Secondhand V G Cond. Mylar covered
US Rifle M14 - from John Garand to the M21.
The definative story.

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Weapons of Warriors Diehl, Victor; Hampe, Hermann; Foll, Helmut; Yasar, Gozde Weapons of Warriors Diehl, Victor; Hampe, Hermann; Foll, Helmut; Yasar, Gozde

Weapons of Warriors is a photographic study containing many of the most renowned, prestigious, and historical Arabic and Turkish swords from the 12th through the 19th century. Every sword is professionally studio photographed in the highest resolution and corrected color. Each weapon is presented in multiple angles, many in life size across two pages to provide the reader with the most detailed appreciation of the skill, craftsmanship, and artistry involved in the hand crafting of these famous Shamshirs, Kilics, Nimchas, Yatagans, and Saifs. The Askeri Military Museum of Istanbul, Turkey, has set a new standard in international art and cultural exchange by opening its entire collection to the authors. The museum staff provided every assistance to be certain that their most magnificent and important weapons were photographed for this study. The museum director of edged weapons even took the time to pen an essay (included herein) on the Turkish Yatagan. Working with the authors is an international team of writers from Germany, India, and Egypt who provided additional information on the science behind these historically significant blades, traditional "koftgari" decoration, as well as the translation of ancient passages that adorn the edged weapons in this study. This beautiful book is produced for everyone who loves the lore and lure of edged weapons, whether they are beginning students, historians, collectors, or connoisseurs of these most artistic and deadly weapons of warriors

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British & Commonwealth Bayonets. Skennerton, Richardson. British & Commonwealth Bayonets. Skennerton, Richardson.

This book is Brand New
This comprehensive study of British and related Commonwealth bayonets presents a considerable amount of hitherto unpublished material on the subject and considers the bayonet in a slightly different perspective than previous books on the subject; with a closer association to the appropriate rifle, carbine or even pistol. In all, it is a most important and useful guide to the identification of British and Commonwealth bayonets.

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