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Festubert   18 Books
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ATKINSON (C.T.) The 7th Division 1914-1918. 1st Ed., x+529pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates, 35 maps. Murray. 1927  #50910
[HLMainPic] Western Front from Aug. 1914, all major operations up to 3rd Ypres then in Italy 1917-18. Order of Battle. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with ownership inscrip. of G.W. Howard, noted within as GSO1 7th Div. 1916-18, afterwards commanding a brigade in 48th Div. See illustration on our website.   £65
ATKINSON (C.T.) The 7th Division 1914-1918. 1st Ed., x+529pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates, 35 maps. Murray. 1927  #53058
Western Front from Aug. 1914, all major operations up to 3rd Ypres then in Italy 1917-18. Order of Battle. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, ex-circ. lib., sp. rubbed o/w VG.   £35
CORRIGAN (Gordon) Sepoys in the Trenches: The Indian Corps on the Western Front 1914-1915. 1st Ed., xiv+274pp., 16 plates, 9 maps. Staplehurst: Spellmount. 1999  #54525
[HLMainPic] An introduction to the subject. First & second Ypres, Festubert, Neuve Chapelle, Loos. Original hardback edition, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
CROFT (Brig.-Gen. H. Page, CMG, MP) Twenty-Two Months Under Fire. 1st Ed., xv+243pp., sketch map. Murray. 1917  #53781
[HLMainPic] Croft went to France in Nov. 1914 commanding a coy. in 1/1st Herts. (TF), 2nd Div., & went into the line at Zonnebeke; fought at Neuve Chapelle, Festubert & Loos in 1915 & became GOC 68th Inf. Bde. in 23rd Div. Feb. 1916. Final chapters describe fighting on the Somme inc. capture of Bailiff Wood & Munster Alley. Orig. cloth, slittle rubbed & worn but sound & rare. See illustration on our website.   £65
LINDSAY (Capt. D.M.) et al. Regimental History of the 6th Royal Battalion (Scinde) 13th Frontier Force Rifles, 1843-1934. 1st Ed., xi+117pp., 4to. Aldershot: G&P. 1935  #57483
[HLMainPic] 59th Scinde Rifles, formerly 6th Punjab Infantry: various NWF forays &c. but chiefly devoted to WW1 in France with the Indian Corps 1914-15, Mespot. 1916-17, Palestine 1918. Awards. Officers of the regiment subscribed to an "Edition Deluxe" in 1925 but these were quickly exhausted & this revised work was published with additional chapters on the period 1856-90, NWF campaign 1930 & various corrections made, but without illustrations & maps. Perkins 475. Orig. dark green cloth, VG, nice clean copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £225
MARK SEVERN [Pseud of LUSHINGTON (Major Franklin)] The Gambardier: Giving Some Account of Heavy & Siege Artillery in France 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 224pp., 12 illus., 8 plates, 3 maps, diagram. VG in sl. chipped/town dw. Ernest Benn. 1930  #56702
[HLMainPic] Detailed classic account based on personal experience with 90th Bde. RGA in France from Festubert 1915 through the Somme, Arras, Ypres & Messines to the final advance in 1918, containing much useful information on guns & gunners. Orig. black cloth, gilt, VG in the desirable & striking dw designed by R. Hartman, this little chipped at extremities, one tear to front panel, overall sound. See illustrations on our website.   £475
MARK SEVERN [Pseud of LUSHINGTON (Major Franklin)] The Gambardier: Giving Some Account of Heavy & Siege Artillery in France 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 224pp., 12 illus., 8 plates, 3 maps, diagram. Ernest Benn. 1930  #57567
[HLMainPic] Detailed classic account based on personal experience with 90th Bde. RGA in France from Festubert 1915 through the Somme, Arras, Ypres & Messines to the final advance in 1918, containing much useful information on guns & gunners. Orig. black cloth. gilt, sl. chipped at head of sp. o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
NICOL (Randall) Till The Trumpet Sounds Again: The Scots Guards 1914-1919 in Their Own Words. Volume I: August 1914-July 1916. 1st Ed., 608pp., 96 photos., 16 maps. VG in dw. Helion. 2016  #57520
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of both 1st & 2nd Bns. on the Western Front 1914-16, utilising various diaries, letters, poets, press & official sources, with many fine & previously unpublished photos. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
RICHARDS (Frank) Old Soldier Sahib. 1st USA Ed., 310pp. VG in worn dw. NY: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas. 1936  #49694
[HLMainPic] Classic other rank memoir of regular soldiering in India & Burma before the First War; a life with which most of the BEF was familiar (& which seemed eerily familiar to readers who underwent the same experiences 40 years later!). Following the success of "Old Soldiers Never Die" messrs. Faber were evidently optimistic of strong sales which failed to materialise, although this work was critically acclaimed & is every bit as absorbing & considerably more unusual. Orig. wheat cloth, VG in chipped & worn dw with loss at edges. See illustration on our website.   £45
RORIE (D, DSO, TD) A Medico's Luck in the War: Being Reminiscences of RAMC Work with the 51st (Highland) Division. 2nd Imp., 264pp., 35 illus. & plans. VG in chipped dw. Aberdeen: Milne & Hutchinson. 1929  #47783
[HLMainPic] Very good & scarce account by OC 1/2 Highland Field Ambulance, later ADMS 51st Div. He describes operations throughout the Division's service 1915-18 & gives a good outline of medical arrangements on the battlefield. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG in dw, this somewhat chipped & creased with sl. loss to head of sp. panel & foot of sp., but verey rare in dw (which includes portrait of author on sp. panel). Note: 2nd Imp. was misbound with several of the early pages misplaced, but in this copy the printer's error has been corrected. See illustration on our website.   £145

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