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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 Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Bn.) Record of War Service 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 136pp., 30 plates, map. Glasgow: Clark. 1920  #55278
[HLMainPic] A 'Pals' battalion; F&F 1915-18 (Somme 1/7/16 at Mouquet Farm where Sgt. Turnbull won a VC; Beaumont Hamel; Messines; Passchendaele &c.). Nominal roll, awards. Orig. grey & red cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £50
BRICE (Beatrix) The Battle Book of Ypres. 1st Ed., xiv+273pp., 1 col. & 2 b/w plates, fldg. map. VG in worn dw. Murray. 1927  #55835
[HLMainPic] Useful reference to the principal events in each hamlet, village, wood &c., + account of the four battles of Ypres & list of titles given by the Battle Nomenclature Committee. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG in chipped/torn dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
EDMONDS (Sir James) Military Operations France & Belgium 1914 Part II: Antwerp, La Bassee, Armentieres, Messines & Ypres, Oct.-Nov. 1914. Text + mapacse, 1st Ed., xxxiii+548pp., 18 sketch maps in text + 40 fldg. maps in matching mapcase. Macmillan. 1925  #52540
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, text VG, mapcase somewhat worn but sound. See illustration on our website.   £75
FALLS (Cyril, formerly Capt.) The History of the First Seven Battalions of the Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War. 1st Ed., 188pp., 4to, 3 illus., 19 fldg. maps. Aldershot: Gale & Polden (For Private Circulation). 1925  #56694
[HLMainPic] Western Front from Mons & Le Cateau onwards (much on Somme, Messines &c.), Gallipoli, Macedonia. Roll of Hon., awards. Handsome & extremely scarce history, orig. green cloth, gilt, inner joints nealy repaired, small snag to sp. o/w VG. See illustrations on our website.   £265
GLADDEN (Norman) Ypres 1917: A Personal Account. 1st Ed., 192pp., 2 maps. VG in dw. Kimber. 1967  #55780
[HLMainPic] Acclaimed account from the ranks, 7th & 11th Bns. North'd. Fus., Battles of Messines & 3rd Ypres, Menin Road Ridge & Passchendaele. VG in sl. chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
GODFREY (Capt. E.G.) The "Cast-Iron Sixth" A History of the 6th Bn. London Regiment (The City of London Rifles). 1st Ed., xvi+280pp., 62 plates, 17 maps. Stapleton (for the regimental OCA). 1938  #57514
[HLMainPic] The 1/6th & 2/6th both served on the Western Front & between them all the principal operations are represented. Detailed & very rare history with Roll of Hon. (1050 fell), awards &c. + hundreds of portraits & other photos. Orig. dec. rexine cloth, VG, nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £85
GRAY (Brig. John H., CBE, ED) From the Uttermost Ends of the Earth: The New Zealand Division on the Western Front 1916-1918, A History & Guide to its Battlefields. 1st Ed., 408pp., large 8vo, profusely illustrated with col. & b/w photos. & artwor, num. maps. VG in dw. Christchucrh, NZ: Wilson Scott Publishing. 2010  #55577
[HLMainPic] An impressive & very well illustrated history & guide to the NZ Division's operations in France & Flanders. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
HAIG (FM Sir Douglas) The Private Papers of Douglas Haig 1914-1918. Ed. by Robert Blake. 1st Ed., 383pp., portrait frontis., plate, 3 maps. VG in dw. E&S. 1952  #35215
Important selections from DH's diaries & correspondence by an essentially political historian, the publication of which "could still evoke a sense of shock amongst those not already privy to what one reader called 'the petty jealousies that pervaded high places.'" - David French in "The First World War & British Military History." The new edition of Haig's papers edited by Gary Sheffield is a more military selection. VG in dw.   £10
HARINGTON (Gen. Sir Charles) Tim Harington Looks Back. 1st Ed., vii+288pp., portrait frontis., 13 plates, 3 maps. Murray. 1940  #57238
[HLMainPic] King's Regt. from Sandhurst 1892, Boer War, able staff officer & in 1914 on Directorate of Mobilization, Plumer's BGGS in Second Army in France &c. (& later Plumer's biographer.) Post-war loyal DCIGS to Henry Wilson then GOC Allied Forces of Occupation in Constantinople during Chanak Affair &c. VG in chipped dw & very scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £45

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