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Loos   49 Books
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A War Record of the 21st London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 277pp., frontis. Privately published. 1927  #58063
[HLMainPic] France & Flanders from March 1915 with 47th (London) Div. inc. Loos, Vimy Ridge, Somme, Ypres, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in silver gilt with regimental crest & red bands to front, little rubbed, VG. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
Deeds that Thrill the Empire: True Stories of the Most Glorious Acts of Heroism of the Empire's Soldiers & Sailors during the Great War. Dec. cloth binding, 2 Vols., 4to, 930pp., c.900 illus. Hutchinson. nd (contemp.). [c.1915-16].  #58488
[HLMainPic] Largely depictions of personal acts of gallantry in France, Flanders, Gallipoli & other fronts that resulted in awards, with much interesting detail & many hundreds of fine illustrations. A very nice contemporary work, this, the best edition, bound in two vols., contains a complete listing of contents (articles & illustrations). Orig. dec. red cloth, gilt, very attractive near fine copy & scarce thus. See illustration on our website.   £95
History of the Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles. 1st Ed., xvi+489pp., col. frontis., 26 photos., 14 maps. Printed for the Regt. 1921  #53057
Detailed history: 1st Bn. Western Front 1915-18; 2nd Bn. F&F briefly then Palestine & back to France in 1918. Nominal roll, awards &c. VG ex-IWM lib.   £25
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
The Tenth Battalion the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) A Record & A Memorial 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xix+168pp., 23 portraits of officers, from drawings by Lt. H.J. Gunn, 3 photos. Edinburgh: Printed for Private Circulation. 1923  #58061
[HLMainPic] Fine history (written by four former officers of the battalion) with 15th (Scottish) Div., Western Front 1915-18 inc. Loos, Somme, Arras, Ypres &c. Officers' roll noting dates served in the bn. &c., roll of awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in black, tather rubbed & worn but sound & rare. See illustration on our website.   £120
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
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
CASSAR (George H.) The Tragedy of Sir John French. 1st Ed., 324pp., 16 illus., 19 maps. VG in sl. chipped dw. Newark, USA: Univ. of Delaware Press. 1985  #56977
[HLMainPic] Scholarly assessment of the BEF's first C-in-C, replaced by Haig in the aftermath of Loos. VG in sl. chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £20

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