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Amiens   19 Books
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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
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
BOND (Lt.-Col. R.C., DSO) The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in the Great War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xviii+[352]pp., frontis., 12 plates, 14 maps (some fldg.). Lund, Humphries & Co. nd 1929  #53676
[HLMainPic] Almost entirely Western Front inc. all main battles from Mons & Le Cateau to the Final Advance. Excellent detailed history with awards, officers killed/wounded noted in text. Orig. vellum, gilt, sp. the covers rather stained & discoloured o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
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
DINESEN (Lt. T., VC) Merry Hell! A Dane with the Canadians. 1st Eng. Ed., 254pp., 15 plates. Jarrolds. 1929  #56787
[HLMainPic] Author reached Canada in 1917 & enlisted in the Royal Highlanders of Canada (Black Watch), arrived at the Western Front in March 1918 & won the VC in the Battle of Amiens (the only Danish holder of the award), also the Croix de Guerre & a commission. Informative account of training & active service with the Canadians. Orig. cloth, minor wear, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65
ELLIS (Capt. A.D., MC) The Story of the Fifth Australian Division: Being an Authoritative Account of the Division's Doings in Egypt, France & Belgium. 1st Ed., [xx]+468pp., portrait frontis., 2 col. & 13 b/w plates, 3 fldg. maps, several sketch maps in text. H&S. 1920  #54136
Western Front March 1916-Armistice. "This is a large scale & very complete record of a famous fighting division" - Perkins 598. Roll of Hon., awards. Ex-lib. in unappealing later lib. cloth, but sound & complete, note the two col. plates of patches &c. tipped in near front, rather than bound in the original positions.   £30
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

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