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Berkshire Regiment   2 Books
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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 personal recollections, unpublished material, official records, &c. Contains num.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
GRAY (Frank) The Confessions of a Private. 1st Ed., xi+202pp. Oxford: Blackwell. 1920  #54744
[HLMainPic] Gray was a 'gentleman ranker' Ed. at Rugby School who practised as a solicitor. He served as Liberal MP for Oxford 1922-24 but was unseated following a corruption scandal (of which he was eventually acquitted). He enlisted in 1916 & served with the 8th (S) Bn. Royal Berkshire Regt., was for some time attached to the O&BLI, & with III Corps Intelligence. Interesting account of training & posting to France, Battle of Passchendaele 1917, March Retreat 1918 &c. After the war (until elected to Paliament) he worked as a farm labourer & tramped (he published 'The Tramp: His Meaning & Being' in 1931). Lacking both front & rear free endpapers o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £145

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