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Neuve Chapelle   24 Books
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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
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
EVATT (Brig. J., DSO) Historical Record of the 39th Royal Garhwal Rifles. Vol. I: 1887-1922. 1st Ed., [xvi]+215pp., 4to, 37 plates, 16 maps (inc. 5 fldg. maps in end-pocket). Aldershot: G&P For Private Circulation Only. nd  #55629
[HLMainPic] Chin Hills 1891-93, WW1 with the Indian Corps in France 1914-15 (Neuve Chapelle &c.) then Mesoptamia 1917-18; Kurdistan & Iraq 1920-21, North-West Frontier. Officers' services, Roll of Hon., awards. Superb history with many fine illustrations & maps. Perkins 484 states: "A well written book, admirably produced." He additionally records that "A package of Addenda & Corrigenda slips was sent to all subscribers about one year after publication... a copy having these slips in place is obviously preferable..." These slips, are absent from this copy as usual. Orig. green cloth, gilt, somewhat worn ex-AMOT, some splitting to sp., overall sound. See ilustration on our website.   £125
EWART (Wilfred) Scots Guard. 1st Ed., vii+304pp. VG in sl. chipped dw. Rich & Cowan. 1934  #58476
[HLMainPic] Commissioned in Scots Guards 1914; fine memoir of service in France Feb. 1915-1918 inc. Neuve Chapelle, Somme, Ypres, Cambrai &c. Orig. brown cloth, VG in sl chipped but scarce & attractive dw. See illustration on our website.   £145
GOUGH (Gen. Sir Hubert, GCMG, KCB, KCVO) Soldiering On. 1st Ed., 260pp., portrait frontis., 11 photos., ep maps. VG in sl. chipped dw. H&S. 1931  #58413
[HLMainPic] Gough - almost invariably described as a "thrusting cavalryman" - served in the Boer War, was involved in the Curragh incident & commanded, successively, 3rd Cav. Bde., 2nd Cav. Div., 2nd Cav. Div., 7 Div., I Corps & finally 5th Army where he became scapegoat for the March 1918 retreat. Orig. cloth, VG in sl. chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
GOUGH (Gen. Sir Hubert, GCMG, KCB, KCVO) The Fifth Army. 1st Ed., xiv+355pp., portrait frontis., 20 maps. H&S. 1931  #58414
[HLMainPic] 5th Army & Gough's commands prior to its formation, from Mons 1914-St. Quentin 1918. Order of Battle. Orig. blue cloth, red & gilt, little rubbed & worn, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
HALDANE (Lt.-Col. M.M.) Comp. A History of The Fourth Bn. The Seaforth Highlanders. With some account of the Military Annals of Ross, the Fencibles, the Volunteers, & of the Home Defence & Reserve Bns. 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 372pp., 17 col. & 6 b/w plates, 19 maps. VG in dw. Witherby. 1928  #57993
[HLMainPic] Territorials on the Western Front throughout the war: Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Loos, Somme, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai &c. Excellent narrative & maps/illustrations. Awards. Orig. cloth, VG & rare in dw. See illustration on our website.   £120
JOHNSON (J.H.) Stalemate! The Great Trench Warfare Battles of 1915-1917. 1st Ed., 224pp., 16 photos., several maps. VG in dw. A&AP. 1995  #38257
Unsatisfactory attempt to explain battles from Neuve Chapelle to Cambrai.   £10
LEASK (Maj. Gen Anthony) Putty: From Tel-El-Kebir to Cambrai: The Life & Letters of Lieutenant General Sir William Pulteney, 1861-1941. 1st Ed., 779pp., approx. 50 photos., 11 maps. VG in dw. Solihull: Helion. 2015  #58166
[HLMainPic] Substantial, detailed & only biog. of Scots Guard & long-serving GOC III Corps on the Western Front: from Mons 1914 to Cambrai 1917. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20

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