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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
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
JONES (J.P.) History of the South Staffordshire Regiment (1705-1923). 1st Ed., xx+483pp., col. frontis., 19 plates, 6 maps. Wolverhampton: Whitehead. 1923  #57679
[HLMainPic] Concentrates on regular (1st & 2nd) Bns., with precis of others. All the regiment's campaigns (inc. Peninsula, Crimea, Mutiny &c.) but particularly strong on 1914-18, mainly Western Front. Awards. Orig. red cloth, gilt, somewhat rubbed & worn but near VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £100

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MACLEOD (Col. R., DSO, MC) An Artillery Officer in the First World War. Dup. typescript in card covs. with cloth backstrip, label to front, foolscap format, [iii]+244pp., 19 maps & sketches. Unpublished memoirs privately circulated by the author. nd (c.1965).  #57537
[HLMainPic] MacLeod started the war as a subaltern in 80th Batt. RFA, was severely wounded during the Retreat from Mons, but rejoined in time to serve at Neuve Chapelle, Festubert & Aubers Ridge in 1915; on the Somme in 1916 he was attached to the RFC as a Liaison Officer & records much of interest on artillery observation work, &c. Early in 1917 he was appointed to command "A" Battery, 240 Bde. RFA, then "C" Battery, 241 Bde. at Passchendaele & onwards, including the Asiago Plateau in 1918. Exceptionally observant, substantial, detailed & unpublished memoirs of the war on the Western Front, with copy letter from the Librarian of the Imperial War Museum, Miss Rose Coombs, acknowledging receipt of a copy in 1965: she comments on various aspects of MacLeod's narrative, including his participation in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle & his work with the RFC, adding: "I do not think I have ever read a more detailed & competent account of the life of an artillery officer in the Great War, & know that we shall find the volume a mine of information concerning the little things, the everyday occurrences which never get a mention in an official history, as well as the views of the battles in which you were engaged, which will be most useful to both museum staff & historians carrying out research." Minor wear, VG & highly recommended. See illustrations on our website.   £450
MAZE (Paul) A Frenchman in Khaki. 3rd Imp., [xiii]+353pp., 8 plates, 5 maps. Heinemann. 1934  #55501
[HLMainPic] Interpreter with the BEF from Aug. 1914 to the end, notably at Gough's 5th Army HQ &c. DCM, MM & bar, Croix de Guerre. Uncommon & entertaining narrative with Churchill preface. Orig. mustard cloth, plain second issue binding, VG with author inscription on tp: "For Major Matthews. Paul Maze." See illustrations on our website.   £75
MILLET (Capt. Philippe) Comrades in Arms. 1st Eng. Ed., xx+252pp. H&S. 1916  #56263
Published in France as "En Liaison Avec Les Anglais." J. St. Loe Strachey explains in the Introduction that Millet's Anglophile tendencies stemmed from his attendance at pre-war manouvres; he was attached to the Lahore Division of the Indian Corps as a liaison officer & remained with them throughout the battles of Givenchy, Neuve Chapelle & 2nd Ypres, MiD by Sir John French & received the MC. Orig. blue cloth, titled in black, little wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
NICOL (Randall) Till The Trumpet Sounds Again: The Scots Guards 1914-1919 in Their Own Words. Volume I: August 1914-July 1916. 1st Ed., 608pp., 96 photos., 16 maps. VG in dw. Helion. 2016  #57520
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of both 1st & 2nd Bns. on the Western Front 1914-16, utilising various diaries, letters, poets, press & official sources, with many fine & previously unpublished photos. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20

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