COMMONWEALTH WWII PAPER ITEMS

#CD394 Map of Arnhem / Nijmegen 40 West
Original WWII map of Arnhem / Nijmegen 40 West, a famous battlefield location. This map would have been used during the Battle of Arnhem, and later in the liberation of the Netherlands. In the bottom left there is printed "10/FEB45/15.M.R.S/738/1017" which we think suggests this map was last issued or printed for operations in the final Canadian liberation of the Netherlands. Scarce and important map. $275 *On Hold*
#CD370 Raid Spotter's Note Book
Original WWII British / Commonwealth Raid Spotter's note book. The note book is named on the first page to Bill Waterworth, we have made no effort to research him at this time. Bill wrote his initial kit issue on one of the pages, a very interesting bit of information for those wondering what Raid Spotter's were equipped with. The book has a lot of interesting content, including how to identify enemy aircraft and paratroopers. This is a great named example of a WWII Raid Spotter's note book. $40
#VW2 "Woman Feed The War Machine" Female Munitions Workers
Original WWII photograph of female munitions workers in England "Woman Feed The War Machine". Nice photo with wartime captions on reverse. $70
#DW32 Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Photo Lot
Original WWII Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC) photo lot. The highlight of this lot is a really incredible pre-war recruiting studio photo "JOIN THE CASC, Drive a car thru France, Belgium & Germany this summer!" (They weren't kidding but it probably wasn't the car or experience they were advertising in 1944-1945). Overall, this is a great for anyone interested in the RCASC. $65
#CD361 "VICTORY" The Weekly for India Command, 18 June 1945
Original WWII "Victory" edition of The Weekly for Indian Command, printed 18 June 1945. Includes interesting stories and content such as "Gliders Pilots are total Soldiers and Airmen, too". Interesting publication for those interested in India Command and desirable Victory edition. Used and previously read but complete. $20
#DW43 RCASC Canadian Soldier Photographs
Three original WWII wartime photographs of RCASC Canadian Soldiers who were born abroad. During WWII it was still somewhat uncommon to see coloured soldiers in the military, but many of them did serve honourable and there were a few in almost every battalion. This lot of wartime photographs shows L/Cpl L.S. Niccols originally from Barbados, L/Cpl Edmund Ricketts originally from Jamaica, and Pte C.W. Jordan also originally from Barbados. These soldiers served Canada honourably and earned their spot in Canadian military history. These are original wartime prints with wartime captions on the reverse, at some point another dealer put barcode stickers on the reverse which could be removed. Each photo is approximately 17 x 21 cm. Interesting set. $50
#CD278 Amsterdam Postcard Set for Allied Liberators in 1945
Original WWII Amsterdam postcard set for Allied Liberators.  These would have been given out or purchased by Canadian soldiers after the liberation. Someone has used masking tape to hold the cards together, likely the veteran who was handed them. $40
#CD053 Original Map of Russian and the Mediterranean
This is a really cool map a Soldier or Airman has carefully constructed for more practical use by combining several maps onto a special canvas material.  Whoever constructed this map knew exactly what they were doing and cut the pieces perfectly to make a map that covers a very large area of operations, and they have ensured it can still be folded up.  I put this map in Canadian category because it came with other Canadian maps, but it could be used with any vintage map or equipment display and may very well be made from other countries maps. $40
#CD047 Map of England Midlands(S). Sheet 8, Royal Air Force Edition
Map of England Midlands(S). Sheet 8. Royal Air Force Edition. $40
Canadian Small Arms Training Pamphlets 
1. Pamphlet No. 22 Sten Machine Carbine $25
2. Pamphlet No. 13 Grenade $25
3. Pamphlet No. 9 Mortar (3-inch). $25
4. Pamphlet No. 8 Mortar (2-inch). $25
5. Pamphlet No. 4. Light Machine Gun (Bren) $25
6. Pamphlet No. 5 Boys Anti-Tank Rifle $25
7. Pamphlet 'Small Arms Training Courses' 1940 $20
8. Pamphlet No. 11 Volume 1 for Pistol .38-inch Enfield (1937)  $25
9. Small Arms Manual - Covers common WWII allied weapons with diagrams.  Sold to soldiers in London. Neat! $25
The Bren Light Machine Gun Pamphlet 
The Bren Light Machine Gun pamphlet published and printed by Gale & Polden, Limited, Aldershot.  Pamphlet is full of colour diagrams and instructions for using the Bren. Rare and in excellent condition. $45

Canadian WWII Military Training Pamphlets
1. Military Training Pamphlet No. 23 The Infantry Division in The Advance, October 1941 edition $20
2. Military Training Pamphlet No. 4 Withdrawal, June 1943 edition $20
3. Military Training Pamphlet No. 2 The Offensive, June 1943 edition $20
4. Infantry Section Leading, 1942 edition. $20
5. Military Training Pamphlet No. 50 Airborne Troops Part 1. Defence Against Airborne Troops, 1941 edition $20
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Canadian WWII Misc. Pamphlets
1. Pamphlet No. 5 Artillery Training Volume III The Employment of Base Ejection Smoke and Chemical Shell $20
2. Pamphlet 'Notes for Section Commanders' $20
3. Pamphlet 'Section Leading in Attack and Defence' $20
4. The Standard Syllabus for BASIC TRAINING 1941 $20
5. Regulations and Instructions for the Equipment of the Canadian Militia 1926 book $20
Canadian WWII Pamphlets Regarding Japan and Canadian Cultures
1. THE JAPANESE WAY - Current Affairs. Pamphlet explaining the Japanese to Canadian officers attending university and preparing for the possible invasion of Japan. $20
2. Canadian Affairs, what's Japan to us? Pamphlet explaining the Japanese to Canadian officers attending university and preparing for the possible invasion of Japan. $20
3. CANADIANS ALL, pamphlet including the statistics and descriptions of all cultures and immigrants living in Canada during WWII. Very strange book that was given to WWII Canadian officers attending university preparing for the possible invasion of Japan.  $20
4. WHO HITLER IS, a wartime pamphlet describing Hitler's rise to power and why he must be defeated. $20
5. BACK TO CIVIL LIFE, pamphlet for soldier to rehabilitate into civilian life. $10
Canadian WWII Military Vehicle Pamphlets
1. Manual of DRIVING and MAINTENANCE for Mechanical Vehicles (Tracked) 1939. $40
Pile of WWII and pre-war Military Engineering Books
Stack of books on WWII and pre-WWII military engineer books and pamphlets.  Probably belonged to a WWII era engineer officer or NCO. $50
#BS143 Small Arms Training Vol. 1 1931, Infantry Training Vol. 2 1926
Lot of two original period pamphlets, Small Arms Training Volume 1, published in 1931, and Infantry Training Volume 2, published in 1926. $20

#BS134 Wartime Pamphlet Value Pack x3
Original WWII pamphlet value pack including Periodical Notes on the German Army No. 24, Ammunition and Explosives in the Field, and Projector Drill for Projector Rocket 3-inch No. 2, Mark I. $25

#CD267 Canadian Army Match Book Covers
Original WWII Canadian Army match book covers with cool graphics.  These would display well in a case with Canadian insignia or other small items.  No contents.  Nice small display item. $20
#BS123 Wireless Set No. 19 Pamphlets
Original WWII wireless set No. 19 working instruction pamphlets.  $45

#BS99 M2 .50 Cal Browning Machine Gun Pamphlets
Original WWII M2 .50 Cal Browning machine gun pamphlets published by General Motors War Products covering proper head spacing and how the gun works .  $35

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'Operation Baytown' Original Invasion Map of Reggio Di Calabria, Italy
Super rare original 'Secret' invasion map of Reggio Di Calabria, Italy.  Used in the 'Operation Baytown' amphibious landing as part of the Italian campaign where many Canadian units earned the 'Landing at Reggio' battle honour with the 8th Army.  This may very well be the only surviving map from the landing as I currently don't know of any others, and is a really important part of Canadian military history. The map was published by the Geographical Section of the War Office in 1943 with the defence overprint dated 24 August 1943.  This map is combat carried and shows the expected wear and age. This is an important museum worthy map. *Sold*
Map of Pontecorvo, Italy 'Operation Chesterfield' Breaking The Hitler Line
Rare original SECRET combat map of Portecorvo, Italy, with defence overprint showing defences along The Hitler Line.  It is dated May 1944 for use in Operation Chesterfield, when the 1st Canadian Division would break through on The Hitler Line on the road to Rome.  This is a rare map with great defence overprint of deadly obstacles that the Canadian's would need to break through.  This is a true combat map for actual operations and not a tourist map or old city map. *Sold*
#CD358 "GET TOUGH!" How to Win in Hand-to-Hand Fighting by Capt
Original 1942 copy of "GET TOUGH!" How to win in hand-to-hand fighting by then Captain W. E. Fairbairn. This is an early wartime edition of the publication as Captain Fairbairn was later promoted to Major and the later additions were printed to reflect his promotion. Overall, this is an excellent light read copy still in overall sound and readable condition without any damage. Desirable publication, Captain Fairbairn was also involved with developing the famous Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife also intended for hand-to-hand combat. *Sold*
#CD227 E.M.E. Manual for the Canadian Inglis Hi-Power Pistol
Rare original E.M.E. instruction manual for the Canadian Inglis hi-power. Many photos and diagrams in Clive Law's book "Inglis Diamond" are from this manual, and you can expand your reference by owning these documents. There are 25 pages and all but the last 4 are double side, approx. 50 pages of information and photos. These E.M.E. instructions are even rarer than the wartime Inglis pamphlet. *Sold*

#CD051 Map of ARNHEM 'Operation Anger' Liberating The Netherlands
Rare original combat map of Arnhem (West) used for the Canadian First Army's liberation of the city in 1945 as part of Operation Anger to liberate The Netherlands. Second edition, this map was printed on the reverse of an obsolete map of Scotland with 'CANCELLED' across the obsolete printing.  The War Department was facing paper shortages during this period so they were re-using old maps and captured maps to get the latest printings to soldiers at the front as quickly as possible. This is a true combat map used for actual operations and not a tourist map or old city map. *Sold*

#CD050 Map NIJMEGEN Emergency Printing 'Operation Anger' The Netherlands
Rare original map of Nijmegen (West) emergency printing for the Canadian First Army's liberation of the city in 1945 as part of Operation Anger to liberate The Netherlands. This map was printed on the reverse of an obsolete map of Scotland with 'CANCELLED' across the obsolete printing.  The War Department was facing paper shortages during this period so they were re-using old maps and captured maps to get the latest printings to soldiers at the front as quickly as possible. This is a true combat map used for actual operations and not a tourist map or old city map. *Sold*

#CD048 Map of DELFZIJL 'Operation Canada' The Battle for Delfzijl Pocket
Rare original map of DELFZIJL first emergency edition for Operation 'Canada' the Battle of Delfzijl Pocket to liberate this region of The Netherlands.  This was the final battle of WWII that the 5th Canadian Armoured Division would participate in. The War Department was facing paper shortages during this period so they were re-using old maps and captured maps to get the latest printings to soldiers at the front as quickly as possible.  This map was printed on a captured German map of Sonderausgabe! This is a true emergency combat map for use on actual operations and not a tourist map or old city map.  Not only is this map for a notable operation, this map has a serious cool factor being printed on the reverse of a captured German map so it was actually used during WWII by both sides. *Sold*
#CD282 "LICK THEM over there! COME ON CANADA!" Cardboard Standing Poster
Original WWII "Lick them over there! Come on Canada!" wartime standing poster made of cardboard measuring 30cm x 46cm with folding stand on the back that were typically set up and displayed in places such as banks to remind clients of the war effort. The folding stand attached to the reverse is complete but has come loose at the seem.  Overall excellent condition with strong colours for a paper item of this vintage. Must be shipped flat, cannot  be rolled due to heavy cardboard construction. *Sold*
#CD052 'The Scheldt' Original Bergen Op Zoom Map 
Rare original map used by Canadian soldiers who cleared the German occupiers out of Bergen Op Zoom during the famous Battle of The Scheldt. It was printed by 3RCE in September 1944 in time for issue and use in the upcoming battle. The map is in excellent condition, lightly worn from actual use. *Sold*
#CD049 Map 'S Hertogenbosch with NIJMEGEN 1943 'Operation Market Garden'
Original WWII map of 'S Hertogenbosch to include NIJMEGEN.  Printed in time for use on Operation Market Garden and possibly later used for Operation Anger.  No printing on the reverse. This is a true combat map used for actual operations and not a tourist map or old city map. *Sold*
#CD083 Pamphlet for Canadian Soldiers Entering Germany
Original WWII pamphlet 'GERMANY' for Canadian soldiers entering Germany during the invasion. The manual discusses how to treat German's and what to expect, in today's standards this manual is not very politically correct. This pamphlet is rather hard to find and very interesting. *Sold*

#CD055 Silk Escape Map of France
Silk escape map of France for soldiers and shot down aircrew trying to return home.  The map shows part of the English coast, but most of England is removed in order to deny enemy intelligence should it fall into the wrong hands.  This waterproof map could be kept in a pocket in case it was required for an emergency journey home. Excellent condition. *Sold*

Stowage Diagram for CARRIER, UNIVERSAL
Original WWII poster size stowage diagram for the Universal Carrier.  Printed on heavy canvas, this would show soldiers where every piece of equipment would go inside of the vehicle. *Sold*