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Artillery & Trench Mortar Memories, 32nd Division. 1st Ed., 687pp. Printed by Unwin Bros. 1932  #57541
[HLMainPic] Very substantial compilation by Old Comrades, containing diaries of Lt. A.B. Scott, MC, of "X" & "W" TM Batteries & Reconnaissance Officer, 32nd Div. Artillery HQ; Rev. R.E. Grice-Hutchinson, MC, Chaplain, 32nd Div. Artillery; late Major L. Heathcote-Amory, Staff Capt., 32nd Div. Artillery (DoW Aug. 1918) & brief recollections by seven others. Orig. cloth, sp. sl. tanned & spotted, o/w VG & very scarce with ink ownership inscrip. of John Gillies, an artillery officer who appears a number of times in the diary of The Rev. R.E. Grice-Hutchinson, MC, reproduced within the work. See illustration on our website.   £145
Report of the Ministry: Overseas Military Forces of Canada 1918. 1st Ed., xv+533pp., 31 photos., 13 fldg. maps. Printed by HMSO By Authority of the Ministry, Overseas Military Forces of Canada. 1919  #57644
[HLMainPic] A full & rewarding official survey of Canadian Corps operations throughout the final year of the war, with some interesting maps & photos; additionally addresses various issues such as The Organisation, Administration & Functions of the Canadian Corps; Operations of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade (1918); GHQ, AG's Branch, QMG's Branch, Railway Troops; Forestry Corps; Canadian Tank Battalion; Medical Corps., &c. &c. Fully indexed. Useful maps & good photos. Orig. grey cloth, titled in black to front & sp., very nice copy & scarce thus. Not in Perkins. See illustration on our website.   £145
AQUILA [Pseud. of DELIUS (Capt. J.D.)] With the Cavalry in the West. 1st Ed., 246pp., 8 plates by F.W. Reed, 2 maps. John Lane/Bodley Head (On Active Service series). 1922  #57495
[HLMainPic] Unusual, & thus valuable, anonymous first-hand account by a junior officer: wartime Sandhurst course, then with a regiment of 2nd Cav. Div. (4th Hussars, 5th Cavd. Bde.) in France & Flanders from Oct. 1915-armistice inc. battles of Somme, Arras, Cambrai, March Retreat, Amiens & Final Advance. He records disappointments as, time after time, his regiment was held in readiness for a breakthrough but denied the opportunity to act; in between it was employed on working parties, dismounted infantry in trench warfare &c. The author was a troop commander & then adjt. during most of 1918. Orig. orange cloth, VG & very scarce with presentation inscrip. "With best wishes from the Author. Sept. 1922" - Delius was the younger brother of the famous composer Frederick Delius. See illustration on our website.   £120

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BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France May 1918 to the Armistice. Hardback reprint, lxxvi+1099pp., 430 illus. & maps. VG in dw. Univ. of Queensland Press. 1983  #56272
[HLMainPic] Vol. VI of the Australian Official History. Scarce hardback reprint. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
COOPER (Bryan) Tank Battles of World War I. 1st Ed., 95pp., 97 photos., 7 maps. VG in dw. Allan. 1974  #57098
[HLMainPic] Useful precis inc. eye-witness accounts. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
CUTLACK (F.M.) The Australians: Their Final Campaign, 1918, An Account of the Concluding Operations of the Australian Divisions in France. 1st Ed., 336pp., 15 maps & plans. Sampson Low. 1919  #55642
[HLMainPic] 1918 ops. inc. Villers Bretonneux, Amiens &c. Includes tables of the infantry bns. of the five Australian divisions. Orig. red cloth, titled in black to sp. & front, little rubbed & worn, about VG & uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £75
FOX (Colin) et al. Their Duty Done: The Kitchener Battalions of the Royal Berkshire Regiment 1918. 1st Ed., laminated card covs., vii+116pp., A4 format, num. photos. & maps. Univ. of Reading. 1998  #51766
[HLMainPic] Final part of acclaimed study of the 5th & 8th (Service) Bns. of the Berkshires in WW1 conducted at Univ. of Reading using various sources inc. personal recollections, unpublished material, official records, &c. Contains num. portraits, excellent sketch maps & Roll of Honour. Includes German Spring Offensives, Battle of Amiens, Final Advance &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £10
MONTGOMERY (Maj.-Gen. Sir Archibald) The Story of the Fourth Army in the Battle of the One Hundred Days, August 8th-November 11th 1918. 1st Ed., text + mapcase: xxiv+370pp., 4to, 100 photos., 9 panoramic views, 10 sketches, 23 fldg. maps & diagrams. H&S. 1919  #56906
[HLMainPic] A detailed & well-illustrated history of the Final Advance, with Orders of Battle & various statistics, VC citations &c. Most important for account of the Battle of Amiens, acclaimed by Falls. Excellent maps & photos. Orig. red cloth, dec. & gilt, sp. little sunned o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £100
MURRAY WILSON (G.) Ed. Fighting Tanks: An Account of the Tank Corps in Action 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 250pp., 24 illus. Seeley. 1929  #53079
Collaborative account including contributions by J.F.C. Fuller, Cdr. Locker-Lampson, Hotblack, Elliott & many other officers & NCOs of the regiment, edited by the former Senior Chaplain to the Royal Tank Corps. Orig. black dec. cloth, rather rubbed & worn but sound & complete.   £30
NICHOLSON (Col. G.W.L., CD) The Gunners of Canada: The History of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, Vol. I, 1534-1919. 1st Ed., xiv+478pp., 54 photos., 16 maps, eps maps. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. 1967.  #57975
[HLMainPic] Largely Western Front 1915-1918 with various Orders of Battle, rolls of senior officers, awards, &c. Good maps. "eminently readable with many references to individuals of all ranks, tp specific actions & to various units & sub-units..." - Perkins. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG   £60

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