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History of the 50th Infantry Brigade 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 175pp., 10 fldg. maps. Printed for Private Circulation. 1919  #57006
[HLMainPic] 17th (Northern) Div., 10th WYR; 7th EYR; 7th Yorkshires & 7th Y&L. Orders of Battle, officers roll with details of service for all four bns., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with ownership inscrip. of "J.G. Laithwaite, 10th Lancs. Fusiliers, 52nd Brigade, May 1017-July 1918" (Sir Gilbert Laithwaite became a senior colonial adminstrator & published his recollections of March 1918 in 1971). See illustration on our website.   £65
FERRAR (Major M.L.) With the Green Howards in South Africa 1899-1902. 1st Ed., [v]+199pp., portrait frontis., 20 photos., fldg. map. Eden, Fisher & Co. 1904  #56722
[HLMainPic] Records of the 1st Bn. Yorkshire Regiment in the Boer War, also detachments with the 2nd & 4th Bns. Mounted Infantry. Appendices include casualties, awards, officers' services (including QSA clasp entitlement) & several other rolls. Orig. green cloth, gilt, nice copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £165
PURCELL (Lt. V.W.W.S.) The Further Side of No-Man's Land. 1st Ed., viii+246pp. Dent. 1929  #55036
[HLMainPic] Served with 4th Green Howards, 50th Div., captured in Chemin-des-Dames offensive in 1918: a fictionalised account of experiences on active service & in captivity. "The scenes of Mr Purcell's book are the Aisne, at the moment of the great German offensive of 1918, & the German prison-camp to which that offensive brought him. Mr Purcell is on the side of the angels of patriotism & good temper, & his work is illuminated by very pleasant humour... The best story is that of the escape of two British officers from the lavatory of a Berlin railway station." - Falls. Uncommon & VG, with bookplate of Elizabeth von Arnim. See illustration on our website.   £50

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SYNGE (Capt. W.A.T.) The Story of the Green Howards 1939-1945. 1st Ed., xxviii+428pp., 23 photos., 21 maps. Richmond: The Regiment. 1952  #57660
[HLMainPic] The Yorkshire Regiment in France & Norway campaigns 1940, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Normandy, India & Burma. Awards roll. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £165
WYLLY (Col. H.C., CB) The Green Howards in the Great War 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xvi+420pp., 4to, 14 plates, 17 maps. Richmond, Yorks., privately printed. 1926  #57661
[HLMainPic] The Yorkshire Regiment. Largely Western Front, also Gallipoli, Italy & 1st Bn. in 3rd Afghan War. Excellent, substantial & scarce history. Orig. cloth, gilt, VG & scarce in this condition as prone to splitting. See illustration on our website.   £85

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