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Cambrai   65 Books
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Enemy Rear Organisation Map. Sheet 1. Edition 2. 1:40,000. Relatively early ERO map (all others we have seen date from the later part of 1918), being parts of sheets 51A & 51B, showing German reserve lines such as the Oppy-Mericourt Line, Canal du Nord Line &c., south-west of Douai inc. Vitry-en-Artois, Marquion, &c., also aerodromes, railhead, retraining point, battery areas, evacuated villages, Div. HQs, telephone centres &c. Oisy le Verger is noted as both a Div. HQ & an "Important Communication Centre." Fldg. cloth backed map of region to the north of Cambrai, printed in November 1917, doubtless in preparation for Cambrai offensive. Printed title to front. VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.  #52429
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History of the 520th (Field) Company R.E. (T.F.) formerly known as the 2/3rd London (Field) Company R.E. (T.F.) 1914-1918. 1st Ed., [90]pp., portrait frontis. War Narratives Publishing Co. 1919  #58054
[HLMainPic] Loos, Somme, Messines, Cambrai. Roll of Hon., Hons. & Awards, nominal roll, &c. Orig. red cloth, stained o/w VG. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
KRRC Chronicle 1917. 1st Ed., xii+327pp., 7 illus., 7 fldg. maps. Murray, For the Regt. 1920  #53935
[HLMainPic] Detailed war records of all bns. on service, excellent maps inc. Arras, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai &c. Rolls of officers killed & wounded, obituaries, roll of awards. Publication of this edition was delayed until after the armistice to avoid constraints of censorship & presents as comprehensive, accurate record as possible. Orig. green cloth, blocked red & silver, sl. marking to cloth o/w VG with ink ownership inscrip. "Walter C. Barrow. Lieut. (60th) King's Royal Rifles." See illustration on our website.   £45
The 'Second-Seconds' in France: The Story of the 2/2nd City of London Field Ambulance. 1st Ed., 109pp., illus., map. Spottiswoode. 1920  #58146
[HLMainPic] France & Flanders from Feb. 1916, 56th Div., Somme, Arras, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai. Roll of officers, awards, names & addresses of old comrades. Orig. wheat cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
The 23rd London Regiment 1798-1919. Compiled from Contributions by Former Officers of the Regiment. 1st Ed., xvi+188pp., col. frontis., 7 maps. Times Pubg. Co. Ltd. 1936  #52421
[HLMainPic] Almost entirely (apart from the first short chapter) WW1: 1st Bn. in France inc. Givenchy, Loos, Somme, Ypres, Messines, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles; 2nd Bn. in Salonika & Palestine then briefly in Flanders in 1918. Roll of Hon. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
[MORRISON (A.D., MC)] 7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. The Great War 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 104pp., 206 photos. Alva: Printed by Cunningham & Sons. nd (c.1925).  #57403
[HLMainPic] Contains around 120 portraits of officers who served in the bn. & an excellent selection of other photos. at the Front, as well as narrative history inc. 2nd Ypres, Somme 1916, Arras 1917, Passchendaele, Cambrai &c. Roll of Hon., officers roll. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £85
ANGLESEY (The Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. 7: The Curragh Incident & the Western Front 1914. 1st Ed., xxiii+262pp., 48 photos., sketches, 11 maps + ep map. VG in dw. Cooper. 1996  #56929
[HLMainPic] Acclaimed standard history. This volume covering the lead-up to war & 1914 campaign on the Western Front. VG in dw & now uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £45
ANGLESEY (The Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. 8: The Western Front 1915-1918, Epilogue, 1919-1939. 1st Ed., xxv+397pp., 55 photos., num. sketches, 23 maps + ep map. VG in dw. Cooper. 1997  #56930
[HLMainPic] Final volume of the standard & acclaimed history of the British cavalry. Uncommon. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £45
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

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