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Our Blitz - "Red Sky Over Manchester"

Our Blitz - a record of the German bombing attacks on the Manchester area December 22 & 23 1940. Produced towards the end of the war by the Daily Dispatch and Evening Chronicle. Soft cover approx 40 pages fully illustrated with black and white photos. In well used condition with some damaged to pages, however still sound and readable condition of this scarce publication.

Code: 50097

20.00 GBP


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1917 - 46th North Midland Division Christmas Card.

46th North Midland Division - 1917 - 1918 Christmas Greeting card. In very good clean condition for its age, centre illustration retains good colour.

Code: 50096

19.00 GBP


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WW2 R.A.F Observer / Air Gunners Flying Log Book - 179 Squadron.



Flying Log Book, service and release book and 1943 identity certificate for Spain to 1265226 W/O J.H White air gunner. Enlisted 6th September 1940, released 1st March 1946.
Flying training started March 1942 with No2 Air Observer School RAF Yatesbury followed by Air Gunnery School RAF Pembrey training was to continue with radio school RAF Prestwick and 7 OTU RAF Limavady before joining his first Squadron 179 Coastal Command at Bircham - Newton. Soon to move with the squadron to Gibraltar undertaking Anti - Submarine patrols on Wellingtons fitted with the new Leigh Light (anti - Sub device being a 22 million candela carbon arc searchlight) numerous entries during his stay with 179 sqnd December 1942 to November 1943 - 4/1/43 Sighted U Boat periscope only, large wake - over 40 anti sub and convoy escort listed mainly as part of Wing Commander Greswell (later Air Commodore J.H Greswell CB, CBE, DSO, DFC) crew. January 1944 transferred to 6 OTU at Silloth as instructor on radar and leigh light, October 1945 saw his last posting to 160 Squadron, RAF Minneriya, Ceylon on Liberators.
Log is in good sound used condition is clearly written with all correct signatures including W/CDR J.H Greswell, a interesting coastal command log a good research project.

Code: 50053

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Womens Land Army Tie.



Women's Land Army tie by Tootal. In good used condition. A good original example of this scarce piece of Land Army uniform.

Code: 50091

75.00 GBP


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1939 - 1945 Memorial Scroll - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers



1939 - 1945 Memorial Scroll to 6981581 Fusilier P. Brummell - 6th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was one of four soldiers killed in a training boating accident on the 10th March 1942.
Scroll is in good condition in its original frame (34 x 23 cm). Supplied with some research.

Code: 50090

50.00 GBP


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H.M Naval Forces - Tooth Soap.




Tooth Soap peppermint flavour - specially prepared for the use of H.M Naval Forces by Enolin (1926) Ltd. Small bakelite container complete with its original contents.

Code: 50094

28.00 GBP


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Vickers Varsity Control Wheel.



Pilots control wheel from a Vickers Varsity. In very good used condition.
The Varsity entered R.A.F service as a post war replacement for the Wellington crew trainer. It first flew in July 1949 and entered service in 1951, and served many years in the training of pilots, navigators and air engineers.

Code: 50089

275.00 GBP


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WW2 U.S Army Mortar Shoulder Pad.



WW2 U.S Army M3 shoulder pad these were issued to machine gun and mortar crews. Marked left and right, in unissued condition complete with its original stores label.

Code: 50088

14.00 GBP


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WW1 Grimwades Bairnsfatherware - Small Jug.



A more uncommon piece of Bairnsfatherware by Grimwades of Stoke on Trent being small milk jug approx. height 10 cm in overall good undamaged condition, clear maker marked to base. Old Bill ".When The Ell" cartoon to front.

Code: 50087

65.00 GBP


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Home Front Lines By David Langdon.



"Home Front Lines" by David Langdon (second edition) published 1942 by Methuen & Co Ltd London. Hardback book with 88 pages of wartime humorous drawings on a home front theme. In very good clean sound condition.

Code: 50086

12.00 GBP


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