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Alamein   11 Books
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ARMSTRONG (Col. G, DSO, MC, TD) The Sparks Fly Upward. 1st Ed., [iii]+236pp., 32 photos., 10 sketches, 9 maps. VG in sl. chipped dw. Worthing: Gooday Publishers. 1991  #55871
[HLMainPic] Personal account of Western Desert campaign 1942 with 11 (HAC) Regt. RHA, afterwards commanding 136 Fd. Regt. with 7th Ind. Div. in Burma: Arakan (inc. Admin Box), Imphal, Irrawaddy Crossing &c. Warmly inscribed by author on ffep. review & 1992 obit. of author loosely inserted at front, with some tape residue where these items were at one time affixed to front paste-down. See illustration on our website.   £20
BRIGHT (Joan, OBE) The Ninth Queen's Royal Lancers 1936-1945: The Story of an Armoured Regiment in Battle. 1st Ed., xxxi+359pp., 4to, 60 photos., 19 fldg. maps, ep maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1951  #56509
[HLMainPic] Superb history: BEF 1940, Western Desert (Gazala, Alamein &c.) & Italy campaigns, starting off in cruiser tanks, then Crusaders, Grants & Shermans. Roll of Hon., awards, officers' services, nominal roll. Very well illustrated. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, very nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £125
ERSKINE (Capt. Hon. David) Comp. The Scots Guards 1919-1955. 1st Ed., xx+624pp., frontis., 44 photos., 45 maps. Clowes, For the Regiment. 1956  #54180
Substantial & scarce history incl. Norway 1940, North Africa & Italy, NW Europe 1944-45 & Malaya 1948-51. Roll of Hon., awards, officers services &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. faded, rather worn but sound.   £35
HERINGTON (John) Air War Against Germany & Italy 1939-1943. 1st Ed., xvii+731pp., 95 photos., 35 maps, 2 diagrams. VG in sl. rubbed dw. Canberra: AWM. 1954  #55171
[HLMainPic] Vol. III in the 'Air' series of the Australian Official History, concerning air operations in Europe & Middle East involving RAAF & Australian servicemen in the RAF. Orig. blue cloth, VG in sl. rubbed dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
KLEIN (Harry) Light Horse Cavalcade: The Imperial Light Horse 1899-1961. 1st Ed., 200pp., 4to, num. photos., several maps. VG ex-lib. in dw. Bailey Bros. & Swinfen. nd  #57053
[HLMainPic] Boer War inc. Siege of Ladysmith & Relief of Mafeking; GSW Africa 1914-15 & WW2 armoured in North Africa & Italy. Roll of Hon., awards, VG ex-lib. in dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
LEWIS (Major P.J., MC) & ENGLISH (Major I.R., MC) 8th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry 1939-1945. 1st Ed., viii+319pp., 19 photos., 14 maps (inc. eps). Newcastle upon Tyne: Bealls Ltd. 1949  #57828
[HLMainPic] BEF & Dunkirk 1940; 50th Div. Western Desert (inc. El Alamein, Mareth Line &c.), Sicily (inc. battle of Primosole bridge) then Normandy to Nijmegan & disbanded Dec. 1944. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green card wraps. (an edition was also published in cloth binding), head of sp. chipped, overall VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
MACKSEY (Major K., MC, RTR) A History of the Royal Armoured Corps & its Predecessors 1914-1975. 1st Ed., 229pp., 31 photos., 12 maps. Beaminster: Newtown Pubns. 1983  #57315
[HLMainPic] Much on WW2. Includes roll of Regular Regiments of the RAC on formation in 1939 & lists infantry battalions converted to RAC Regiments in 1941 & 1942. Orig. cloth, VG, signed by author. See illustration on our website.   £20
ORPEN (N.) The Cape Town Highlanders 1885-1970. 1st Ed., xii+396pp., 4to, col. frontis., num. b/w photos., maps. VG in dw. Cape Town: The Regt. 1970  #57769
[HLMainPic] Bechuanaland 1896, Boer War, WW2 (Western Desert, inc. Alamein, & Italy campaigns). VG in sl. rubbed dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
PLATT (Brig. J.R.I., DSO, OBE) The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales's Own) 1907-1967. 1st Ed., 272pp., col. frontis., 32 photos., 7 maps. VG in dw. Garnstone Press. 1972  #57441
[HLMainPic] WW1 Corps cavalry, Somme, Arras &c. then absorbed in 6th Wilts. for 1918 campaign; WW2 armoured in Middle East inc. Alamein & Italy. Roll of Hon., rolls &c. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
PLAYFAIR (Major-Gen. I.S.O.) et al. The Mediterranean & Middle East. Vol. IV: The Destruction of the Axis Forces in Africa. 1st Ed., xviii+556pp., 44 plates, 40 maps & diagrams (many fldg.). VG ex-lib. in dw. HMSO. 1966  #51976
[HLMainPic] The Scarce El Alamein volume, covering events from Sept. 1942-May 1943 inc. Operation Torch (the Tunisia landings). Orig. green cloth, VG ex-lib. in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35

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