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Border Regiment   5 Books
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CHARTERIS (Lt.-Col. John, Gen. Staff, 1st Army) Fisrt Army Intelligence Summary.-No. 286. Saturday, 23rd October, 1915. [Together with:] First Corps Intelligence Summary, 23rd October, 1915. First part [1]pp. letterpress, second part 3pp. dup. typescript, with diagram, plus attached ms. note from Adjt., 2nd Border Regt., circulating the material to the four Coy. commanders in the bn.  #57899
[HLMainPic] 1st Army daily Intelligence Summary, informing of German mine explosion at Mauquissart, at map ref. M.36.a.3.9, & other matter inc. distribution of the enemy's forces, with a more detailed First Corps report: "Southern Seection. The section between the La Bassee Road & the Vermelles/Triangle Railway have been quiet except for the usual heavy sniping between dawn & dusk. Between 2 am. & 4 am. the enemy usually relieves his sharpshooters by machine guns which open sudden bursts of fire along our parapet..." &c., this part with diagram of Hulluch sector, showing British front line & identifying German units opposing the Corps. Note that the 2nd Borders' adjutant, in circulating these rports, states "Please pass quickly. The last named to return to this Office. 25/10/15" from which we can conclude that only one report per finfantry bn. was issued. Serviceworn, sound. See illustration on our website.   £75
FRASER (George MacDonald) Quartered Safe Out Here: A Recollection of the War in Burma. 1st Ed., 2nd Imp., xxii+230pp. VG in dw. Harvill. 1992  #58458
[HLMainPic] Rivetting acount in the ranks of the Border Regt., Pyawbe & final advance, now acclaimed as one of the finest personal accounts of the war in Burma. Scarce original hardback edition. See illustration on our website.   £25
GREEN (Alan T.) 1st Battalion The Border Regiment, Arnhem, 17th September-26th September 1944. 1st Ed., [xi]+108pp., 9 photos., 6 maps. Border Regt. Museum. 1991  #57027
[HLMainPic] Very scarce personal & bn. account by a platoon commander who was wounded & captured during the battle, with detailed sketch maps of positions. Roll of Hon. & of survivors. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
TAIT (Mrs W.J.) An Officer's Letters to His Wife during the Crimean War: With an Introductory Memoir of Gen. Sir Richard Denis Kelly, KCB, by His Daughter. 1st Ed., ix+452pp., portrait frontis., 2 plates. Elliot Stock. 1902  #46541
[HLMainPic] Detailed & highly descriptive letters from arrival in the Crimea in Jan. 1855 to March 1856. Kelly was gazetted to the 34th Ft. in 1834 & commanded the regt. before Sebastopol where he was wounded & captured by the Russians in March 1855 & released by exchange in August. Contains a lengthy memoir of his services (which subsequently included the Indian Mutiny) & 350pp. letters from the Crimea. Orig. green cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
WYLLY (Col. H.C., CB) The Border Regiment in the Great War. 1st Ed., ix+272pp., 4to, 8 plates, 7 fldg. maps (inc. 3 in end-pocket). Aldershot: Printed & Published for the Regimental Committee by Gale & Polden. 1924  #50640
[HLMainPic] Excellent history, mainly Western Front but also including 1st & 6th Bns. in Gallipoli, 9th in Salonika, post-war Afghanistan 1919 & Waziristan 1922-24. Orig. green cloth, bevelled boards, gilt, VG & very scarce with ownership inscrip. of the writer Alan Sillitoe. See illustration on our website.   £125

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