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Dragoon Guards   8 Books
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ALMACK (Edward) The History of the Second Dragoons "Royal Scots Greys." 1st Ed., xx+312pp., 4to, 44 illus. (inc. 3 col. plates of uniforms). London. 1908  #56094
[HLMainPic] Handsome, substantial work including Waterloo campaign, Crimea & the Boer War. Roll of officers' services. Orig. grey cloth, gilt, with white buckram sp. strip., gilt, little rubbed & worn, about VG   £125
BICKERSTETH (Lt. J.B., MC) History of the 6th Cavalry Brigade 1914-1919. Foreword by Sir Douglas Haig. 1st Ed. (deluxe version), xii+124pp., 5 plates, 15 maps. Baynard Press. nd  #50339
[HLMainPic] Mainly 3rd Dragoons, Royal Dragoons & North Somerset Yeomanry in 3rd Cavalry Div., much on 1914 & 2nd Ypres, good maps. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, near fine. See illustration on our website.   £45
BICKERSTETH (Lt. J.B., MC) History of the 6th Cavalry Brigade 1914-1919. Foreword by Sir Douglas Haig. 1st Ed., xii+124pp., 5 plates, 15 maps. Baynard Press. nd  #51730
[HLMainPic] Excellent detailed acount of mainly 3rd Dragoons, Royal Dragoons & North Somerset Yeomanry in 3rd Cavalry Div., much on 1914 & 2nd Ypres, good folding coloured maps of various ops. Orig. blue cloth with paper onlay to front, dark blue cloth sp. strip, sp. label sl. chipped o/w VG with armorial bookplate of Charles Edward Dunscomb Bridge, who was a regular gunner, a captain in 1914 & by the end of the war a Temp. Lt.-Col., GSO1, holder of the DSO, MC, Order of Leopold & French, Belgian & Italian Croix de Guerre, served in France & Italy. Post-war Military Attach‚ at Washington, Warsaw & Prague, later Sec. Gen. to the British Council, awarded CMG 1938. See illustration on our website.   £35
BRERETON (J.M.) A History of the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards & Their Predecessors 1685-1980. 1st Ed., xiii+494pp., 4to, col. frontis., 94 plates (some col.), 12 maps & diagrams. VG in dw. Catterick: The Regt. 1982  #56304
[HLMainPic] Campaigns include Peninsular, Kaffir War, Crimea, Egypt 1882, Boer War, WW1 Western Front & WW2 BEF 1940 & North-West Europe 1944-45 from Normandy to Bremen, post-war Radfan & Cyprus. Rolls of Hon. 1914-18 & 1939-45, roll of awards post-1946. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
BRIDGES (Lt.-Gen. Sir Tom) Alarms & Excursions: Reminiscences of a Soldier. Foreword by Winston Churchill. 1st Ed., ix+361pp., portrait frontis. Longmans. 1938  #56131
[HLMainPic] Boer war with the ILH & West Australian MI; Somaliland 1902-04; Major 4th Dragoon Guards in 1914 (when he famously averted the surrender of 2nd Dublins & 1st Warwicks at St. Quentin); Military Mission to Belgian Field Army 1914-15 then GOC 19th (Western) Division 1915-17 &c. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, little chipped, VG, scarce. See illustration on our website.   £60
OATTS (Lt.-Col. L.B., DSO) I Serve: Regimental History of the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards). 1st Ed., [xii]+333pp., 4to, 5 col. plates, 36 photos., 11 fldg. maps. The Regt. 1966  #56882
[HLMainPic] Inc. Peninsular war, Crimea, Indian Mutiny, Boer War, Western Front 1914-18 & Sherman tanks in Burma 1943-45. Orig. red cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
POMEROY (Major Hon. R.L.) The Story of a Regiment of Horse, being a History, 1685-1922 of the 5th Dragoon Guards. 1st Ed., Vol. I ony, vii+337p., 4to, 11 col. & 14 b/w plates. Blackwood. 1924  #52990
In France Aug. 1914 with the 1st Cavalry Bde., Retreat from Mons inc. action at Nery, Aisne, 1st Ypres &c. Also Peninsular, Boer War &c. Vol. I only, but contains historical narrative (Vol. II contained officers' serives &c.). Ex-lib. in later green lib. cloth, sound reference copy with various extra illus. (magazine cuttings &c.) pasted to blank leaves.   £20
POMEROY (Major Hon. R.L.) The Story of a Regiment of Horse, being a History, 1685-1922 of the 5th Dragoon Guards. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., vii+337 & viii+289pp., 4to, 19 col. & 61 b/w plates. Blackwood. 1924  #56931
[HLMainPic] In France Aug. 1914 with the 1st Cavalry Bde., Retreat from Mons inc. action at Nery, Aisne, 1st Ypres &c. Also Peninsular, Boer War &c. Detailed roll of officers' services, notes on uniform &c. Orig. olive green cloth, gilt, fading to sps. o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £85

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