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"For Remembrance" In Commemoration of Port Elizabeth's "22" Machine Gun Section Which Left on 17th August 1915 to Join Kitchener's Army for Duty in France. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 32pp., 18 photos. & portraits. Port Elizabeth: Printed & Published by J.W. Ware & Co., For Private Circulation. nd (c.1919).  #57969
[HLMainPic] In a stirring example of colonial loyalty to the Mother Country a group of 22 South Africans, veterans of the GSWA campaign with the then disbanded Prince Alfred's Guard, decided to privately form a machine gun section, sail to England & offer their services to the War Office. This democratic band even elected their officer, Nothard, who later won two MCs. They were accepted by the WO & posted en masse to the 13th (S) Bn. Rifle Brigade, joining it in France in October 1915 & after some months of front line service took part in that battalion's tragic attack at Contalmaison in July 1916. The group was gradually split up by death (5), wounds (7), appointments to commissions (7), illness &c., but the 'South African Mob' remained alive in the memory of the 13th RB for many years. This rare pamphlet contains an account of their adventures written by several survivors, also including letters from the front from several others, a number of portraits, roll of the group & obit. of one of them loosely inserted. VG. See illustrations on our website.   £225
Field Almanac 1917. Orig. buff printed wraps., 48pp. HMSO. 1917  #58529
[HLMainPic] Handy pocket reference on uniforms & badges of French & Belgian armies, various conversion tables, calendar, medical notes &c. VG with contemp. ink ownership inscrip. of William M. Graham, commissioned in Cameronians March 1917 & served with 9th (S) Bn. in France. See illustration on our website.   £20
HIGGINSON (Gen. Sir George, GCB) Seventy-one Years of a Guardsman's Life. 1st Ed., xi+403pp., 10 plates. Smith, Elder. 1916  #54024
Grenadier Guards in Crimea inc. Alma & Sebastopol operations. Orig. red cloth, gilt, stained & worn but sound copy.   £16
MAURICE (Maj.-Gen. Sir Frederick, KCMG) The History of the Scots Guards: From the Creation of the Regiment to the Eve of the Great War. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xxii+410 & xi+394pp., 40 illus. (some col.), 44 maps & plans. C&W. 1934  #55023
[HLMainPic] Standard detailed history down to 1914: much on Peninsula, Waterloo, Crimean & Boer Wars. Officers rolls &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
PEARSE (Major Hugh) Ed. 'Redan Windham' The Crimean Diary & Letters of Lt.-Genl. Sir Charles Ashe Windham, KCB, with Observations on His Services during The Indian Mutiny. New Ed., x+272pp. Heinemann's Empire Library of Standard Works. 1897  #40396
AQMG 4th Div. & GOC 2nd Bde., 2nd Div., Alma, Balaklava & Inkerman & led the final assault on the Redan, 8th Sept. 1855; commanded at Cawnpore in the Mutiny until sidelined to Lahore by Sir Colin Campbell. Orig. red cloth, blocked black, minor wear.   £30
ROSS-OF-BLADENSBURG (Lt.-Col. Sir John) The Coldstream Guards from 1815 to 1895. 1st Ed., xxi+492pp., 4to, 7 col. & 8 b/w plates, 9 maps. Innes. 1896  #58480
[HLMainPic] Including much on the Crimea & the war in Egypt & the Sudan 1882-85 (Nile Expedition, Suakin &c.); various appendices inc. officers' services. Handsome work, foredge of frontis. chipped o/w VG orig. blue cloth, silver & gilt, regimental device to front board. See illustration on our website.   £60
WOOD (Gen. Sir Evelyn, VC, GCB, GCMG) The Crimea in 1854, & 1894. New & Cheaper Ed., x+400pp., 27 ilus. & maps. Chapman & Hall. 1896  #33648
Experiences in the Crimea with the Naval Brigade (Balaklava, Inkerman &c., VC), & a return visit in later life. Orig. red cloth, a little rubbed & worn, traces of removal of bookplate, o/w VG.   £22
WOOD (Gen. Sir Evelyn, VC, GCB, GCMG) The Crimea in 1854, & 1894. New & Cheap Ed., xii+400pp., 27 illus. & maps. Chapman & Hall. 1896  #46569
[HLMainPic] Experiences in the Crimea with the Naval Brigade (Balaklava, Inkerman &c., VC), & a return visit in later life. Orig. red cloth, black & gilt, sp. sunned o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £35

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