It pays to peruse even the smallest used book stores. I also found a copy of "The Pictorial History..." that was signed by Fred and Blair. The dedication was "To Field Marshall Lord Wavell on the occasion of your visit to Canada -1949". Wavell died a year later. The book has a tag from The Victory Club, Seymour St, London, which is near the Marble Arch. Perhaps his estate donated it to the club but somehow it made it's way back to North America.
Inside were two modern photos taken at the same spot as the one on page 31,which is a column of bren gun carriers moving through an English village.There was also a newspaper clipping with the obit of Col Charles Stacey.