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Normandy   27 Books
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British Army of the Rhine Battlefield Tour. Third Day: 8 Corps Operations South of Caumont 30-31 July 1944 (Operation Bluecoat). 1st Ed., [vii]+49pp., foolscap, 7 maps (6 bound-in, 1 in endpocket). Prepared under the Direction of G (Trg) HQ BAOR. 1947  #50638
[HLMainPic] RESTRICTED. Detailed account of the planning & execution of this phase of the Normandy Breakout, with various original Operation Orders &c. reproduced. Excellent coloured fldg. maps. Preface states that this tour is "especially concerned with the part played by 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division in those operations. It forms the necessary background to a detailed study of the battle carried out on the ground." Orig. blue cloth, gilt to front. VG & rare (just 150 copies printed of this edition), with ownership inscrip. of the writer Alan Sillitoe & several ts. foolscap sheets loosely inserted re contemp. training exercise, outlining a situation where, as GOC 15th Div., you have to decide how to alter your plan during the battle to benefit from air support. With list of officers in syndicates during this exercise. See illustration on our website.   £220
Team Spirit: The Administration of the 53rd Welsh Division during "Operation Overlord" June 1944-May 1945. 1st Ed., 71pp., oblong. 4to, photos. throughout, map, graphs. Dusseldorf. 1945  #55525
[HLMainPic] The advance though Europe: much interesting detail. VG. See illustration on our website.d   £50
AMBROSE (Stephen E.) Pegasus Bridge 6 June 1944. 1st Ed., xx+156pp., 19 photos., maps. VG in dw. A&U. 1984  #51654
[HLMainPic] Full account of Major John Howard's glider-borne mission. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £10
BAKER (Major A.H.R.) & RUST (Major B, TD) A Short History of the 50th Northumbrian Division. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 72pp., photos. & maps. Berwick: Tweeddale Press. 1966  #58115
[HLMainPic] Very useful & quite detailed concise account of the Tyne Tees territorial division inc. WW1 Western front & WW2 France 1940 followed by Sicily, North Africa & NW Europe 1944-45, D Day onwards. Orders of Battle &c. VG. Some minor annotations. See illustration on our website.   £20
BARCLAY (Brig. C.N., CBE, DSO) The History of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment 1919-1952. 1st Ed., xxi+398pp., 4to, col. frontis., 27 photos., 10 fldg. maps + 9 in text. Clowes, For the Regt. 1953  #56832
[HLMainPic] All main fronts in WW2 inc. Dunkirk, Anzio, two bns. in Burma (one with Chindits), Normandy landings, race to Arnhem &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
BLUMENTRITT ([Gen.] Guenther) Von Rundstedt: The Soldier & the Man. 1st Ed., 288pp., 11 photos., 5 maps. VG in chipped dw. Odhams. 1952  #51724
[HLMainPic] Field Marshal von Rundstedt by his former Chief of Staff. Led Army Group South into Poland in 1939; France 1940; Operation Barbarossa &c. on Eastern Front until recalled to organise the Atlantic Wall defences & C-in-C in occupied France until replaced after the Normandy landings. Scarce & VG in dw (chipped with small loss at head of spine). See illustration on our website.   £15
BRERETON (J.M.) A History of the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards & Their Predecessors 1685-1980. 1st Ed., xiii+494pp., 4to, col. frontis., 94 plates (some col.), 12 maps & diagrams. VG in dw. Catterick: The Regt. 1982  #56304
[HLMainPic] Campaigns include Peninsular, Kaffir War, Crimea, Egypt 1882, Boer War, WW1 Western Front & WW2 BEF 1940 & North-West Europe 1944-45 from Normandy to Bremen, post-war Radfan & Cyprus. Rolls of Hon. 1914-18 & 1939-45, roll of awards post-1946. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE: War Service Records 1939-1945: An Account of the War Service of Members of the Staff during the Second World War. 1st Ed., xx+331pp., 4to, approx. 220 portraits, several other photos. Toronto. 1947  #54511
[HLMainPic] Records of sercvice of around 1500 who served, with portraits of 133 who fell & many who received honours & awards. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG, nice clean copy. See illustrations on our website.   £35
DANIELL (D.S.) The Royal Hampshire Regiment. Vol. 3: 1918-1954. 1st Ed., xi+294pp., 4 plates. Aldershot. G&P. 1955  #57487
[HLMainPic] WW2: France & Belgium 1939-40; North Africa; Sicily; Italy; NW Europe. Awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
DURAND (Major A.T.M., TD) & HASTINGS (Major R.H.W.S., DSO, OBE, MC) The London Rifle Brigade 1919-1950. 1st Ed., xi+320pp., 27 photos., 9 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1952  #58102
[HLMainPic] Battalions were known as 7th & 8th Bns. Rifle Bde. during WW2: Western Desert, Italy, NW Europe. Roll of Hon, awards. Orig. green cloth, silver gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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