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Aubers Ridge   8 Books
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HALDANE (Lt.-Col. M.M.) Comp. A History of The Fourth Bn. The Seaforth Highlanders. With some account of the Military Annals of Ross, the Fencibles, the Volunteers, & of the Home Defence & Reserve Bns. 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 372pp., 17 col. & 6 b/w plates, 19 maps. VG in dw. Witherby. 1928  #57993
[HLMainPic] Territorials on the Western Front throughout the war: Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Loos, Somme, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai &c. Excellent narrative & maps/illustrations. Awards. Orig. cloth, VG & rare in dw. See illustration on our website.   £120
MAZE (Paul) A Frenchman in Khaki. 3rd Imp., [xiii]+353pp., 8 plates, 5 maps. Heinemann. 1934  #55501
[HLMainPic] Interpreter with the BEF from Aug. 1914 to the end, notably at Gough's 5th Army HQ &c. DCM, MM & bar, Croix de Guerre. Uncommon & entertaining narrative with Churchill preface. Orig. mustard cloth, plain second issue binding, VG with author inscription on tp: "For Major Matthews. Paul Maze." See illustrations on our website.   £75
MAZE (Paul) A Frenchman in Khaki. 3rd Imp., [xiii]+353pp., 8 plates, 5 maps. VG in dw. Heinemann. 1934  #58405
[HLMainPic] Interpreter with the BEF from Aug. 1914 to the end, notably at Gough's 5th Army HQ &c. DCM, MM & bar, Croix de Guerre. Uncommon & entertaining narrative with Churchill preface. Orig. mustard cloth, plain second issue binding, VG in rather scarce second issue dw - entirely different to that of the 1st Edition - with quotations from several reviews to the front flap. Price at foot of sp. with contemp. oversticker (6/- as opposed to the published 5/-). See illustration on our website.   £90
PRIOR (Robin) & WILSON (Trevor) Command on the Western Front: The Military Career of Sir Henry Rawlinson 1914-18. 1st Ed., viii+421pp., 39 maps. VG in dw. Oxford: Blackwell. 1992  #56244
[HLMainPic] Essential, highly acclaimed study of Rawly, his commands & battles inc. Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Loos, Somme, Amiens & the Final Advance. Uncommon original hardback edition. See illustration on our website.   £35
ROBERTS (Capt. E.H.G., MC & Bar) The Story of the 9th King's in France. 1st Ed., 133pp. Liverpool: Northern Publishing. 1922  #57488
[HLMainPic] 9th Bn. King's Liverpool Regt. (TF), France from March 1915: Aubers Ridge; Loos; Somme; Ypres; Cambrai, &c. Hons. & awards. Orig. green cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
TRENCH MAP: Ligny-le-Petit. Blank message form to reverse. Scale 1:10,000. Fldg. paper trench map, 40x33cm approx., showing detailed German trenches south of Neuve-Chapelle inc. Bois du Biez, Port Arthur, The Pope's Nose, Shepherd's Redoubt &c., south to d'Avoue Farm & Lorgies. Trenches corrected to 7/9/1918. VG & interesting local sheet printed by Fd. Survey Bn., RE, 10/9/1918, with unused message form printed on reverse. See illustrations on our website.  #55748
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TRENCH MAP: PiŠtre. Blank message form to reverse. Scale 1:10,000. Fldg. paper trench map, 40x33cm approx., showing detailed German trenches from Neuve-Chapelle eastwards to Aubers, inc. The Moated Grange, The Birdcage, &c.. Trenches corrected to 7/9/1918. Although events had moved on from 1915, many tracks & roads alude to this earlier period of trench warfare, such as Gurkha Road, Baluchi Road, Winchester Road &c. VG & interesting local sheet printed by Fd. Survey Bn., RE, 11/9/1918, with unused message form printed on reverse. See illustrations on our website.  #55747
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WYNNE (Capt. G.C.) If Germany Attacks: The Battle in Depth in the West. Development of the German Defence in Depth on the Western Front in the First World War. 1st Unexpurgated Edition (Limited Edition of 300 copies, with Introduction by Dr. Robert T. Foley), xxx+261pp., portrait frontis. (of the author), 343pp., 24 maps. Fine copy in dw & slipcase. Tom Donovan Editions. 2008  #35541
[HLMainPic] A most important & thought-provoking study of German defensive tactics on the Western Front, based partly on research in German sources & refuting some of the basis of the British Official History. The author, a regular officer who had the misfortune to be captured at Le Cateau in 1914, later joined the team that compiled the British Official History (he had used his time in PoW camps to perfect his German and was one of the few who could properly utilise German sources), but during the 1930s his views increasingly diverged from those of Sir James Edmonds and he insisted that his name be removed from the title page of the controversial "Passchendaele" volume. In this book he examines and describes the 1915 battles of Neuve Chapelle, Aubers, Festubert & Loos and the development of the Germans' tactical concept of the "Defence in Depth," then moves on to the Somme 1916, Vimy Ridge, Battle of Arras 1917 (including fascinating material on the fighting around Monchy-le-Preux), Messines and the Third Battle of Ypres. The 1st Edition of this book, published in 1940, was a substantially diluted version of Wynne's argument: the publishers, Faber and Faber, pulped an entire edition and only issued a bowdlerised version. Through the assistance of the Wynne family Tom Donovan Editions has published the full and unexpurgated text for the first time, including all the matter removed in 1940 plus the author's additions and amendments for any further editions. Limited edition of 300 copies, high quality sewn casebound edition with specially commissioned dustjacket and slipcase. For more details, and pictures, see Tom Donovan Editions website.   £85

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