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Hindenburg Line   12 Books
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BACON (Capt. A.F.L., late Hampshire Regt.) The Wanderings of a Temporary Warrior: A Territorial Officer's Narrative of Service (And Sport) in Three Continents. 1st Ed., 231pp., 11 photos. Witherby. 1922  #54162
[HLMainPic] Varied war: with 4th Hampshires in India, Palestine (inc. third battle of Gaza & operations before Jerusalem), then France in 1918 inc. attack on the Hindenburg Line &c., & finally in the Army of Occupation on the Rhine. "Captain Bacon may be described as a typical Territorial officer, but it must be added that he is a lucky one." - Falls. Orig. red cloth, gilt, spine a little sunned o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
CHALMERS (T.) Ed. A Saga of Scotland: History of the 16th Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). 1st Ed., xvi+174pp., 28 plates (inc. maps). Glasgow: McCallum & Co. 1930  #50033
[HLMainPic] F&F from Nov. 1915 inc. 1/7/16 at Beaumont Hamel, the epic of Munich Trench &c. Nominal rolls, casualties, awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little marked & worn, about VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
EDMONDS (Sir James) Military Operations France & Belgium 1917 Part I: The German Retreat to the Hindenburg Line & The Battles of Arras. 1st Ed., text only: xxxix+586pp., 25 sketch maps. Macmillan. 1940  #58037
[HLMainPic] One of the scarcest columes of the OH, covering the first five months of 1917 inc. ops. on the Ancre & the advance in the 'devastated area,' battles of Arras & Bullecourt. Orig. red cloth, gilt, fine copy. See illustration on our website.   £145
EDMONDS (Sir James) Military Operations France & Belgium 1917 Part I: The German Retreat to the Hindenburg Line & The Battles of Arras. Appendices, 1st Ed., xi+158pp. Macmillan. 1940  #58038
[HLMainPic] Contains various GHQ &c. documents, orders & plans re ops. at Arras & Bullecourt in 1917. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG ex-RE Corps lib. See illustration on our website.   £75
EDMONDS (Sir James) Military Operations France & Belgium 1917 Part I: The German Retreat to the Hindenburg Line & The Battles of Arras. 1st Ed., mapcase only: containing 12 fldg. maps. VG in dw. Macmillan. 1940  #58039
[HLMainPic] One of the scarcest columes of the OH, covering the first five months of 1917 inc. ops. on the Ancre & the advance in the 'devastated area,' battles of Arras & Bullecourt. Orig. red cloth mapcase VG ex-RE Corps lib. See illustration on our website.   £125
EDMONDS (Sir James) Military Operations France & Belgium 1917 Part III: The Battle of Cambrai. 1st Ed., xvi+399pp., frontis., 3 fldg. maps in end-pocket, 21 sketch maps. VG in chipped dw. Macmillan. 1948  #58040
[HLMainPic] One of the last published & scarcest volumes of the OH, covering the Battle of Cambrai. This vol. was compiled by Capt. Wilfred Miles under the direction of Edmonds (who provided the Preface), Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG in chipped dw, especially rare in dw. See illustration on our website.   £275
GIBBON (F.) The 42nd (East Lancashire) Division 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xii+264pp., 57 plates, 6 maps. Country Life. 1920  #53772
[HLMainPic] Gallipoli, Egypt, then France from March 1917 inc. 3rd Ypres, La Bassee, German Offensive, Final Advance, Hindenburg Line &c. Roll of Hon., awards, order of battle. Orig. blue cloth, gilt to sp. & div. patch to front, little rubbed o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
KINGHAM (W.R.) London Gunners: The H.A.C. Siege Battery in Action. 1st Ed, xx+279pp., 14 plates, 4 maps (2 fldg.). Methuen. 1919  #52991
[HLMainPic] F&F 1917-18, mostly in the Salient, also breaking the Hindenburg Line, 1918. One of the diagrams is of the battery position in Ypres, near to the cathedral. Roll of Hon. Falls, awarding a coveted two stars, states: "This is the record of 309th Siege Battery (6-inch howitzers) which was formed in 1916 from personnel of the HAC... one of the very best of unit narratives - informative, interesting, & at times amusing." Orig. red cloth, somewhat rubbed & worn, some splitting to sp., sound. 500 copies printed of this edition: a second, cheaper edition was published in smaller format, without the plates, the same year. See illustration on our website.   £35
KINGHAM (W.R., MA, ex-Gunner, HAC) London Gunners: The Story of the H.A.C. Siege Battery in Action. 1st Ed, xx+279pp., 14 plates, 4 maps (2 fldg.). Methuen. 1919  #57579
[HLMainPic] F&F 1917-18, mostly in the Salient, also breaking the Hindenburg Line, 1918. One of the diagrams is of the battery position in Ypres, near to the cathedral. Roll of Hon. Falls, awarding a coveted two stars, states: "This is the record of 309th Siege Battery (6-inch howitzers) which was formed in 1916 from personnel of the HAC... one of the very best of unit narratives - informative, interesting, & at times amusing." Orig. red cloth, very nice copy & scarce thus. 500 copies printed of this edition: a second, cheaper edition was published in smaller format, without the plates, the same year. See illustration on our website.   £60
MCKENZIE (F.A.) Through the Hindenburg Line: Crowning Days on the Western Front. 1st Ed., viii+429pp. Hodder & Stoughton. 1918  #55496
[HLMainPic] The CEF in France 1917-18 by a 'Correspondent with the canadian Forces in France,' VG & unaccountably rather scarce. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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