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A Short History of the 6th (Caernarvon & Anglesey) Battalion the Royal Welch Fusiliers, North-West Europe June 1944 to May 1945. 1st Ed., xvi+175pp., 54 photos., 18 maps (inc. several fldg.). Caernarvon: Gwenlyn Evans & Son, Printers. 1946  #56110
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed & well-illustrated record from Normandy to the Fatherland in 53rd (Welsh) Div. Roll of Hon., awards, officers & NCOs by coys. on landing in France. Orig. blue cloth, neatly rebound in blue cloth with orig. sp. & front panels laid down, VG thus & rare. See illustration on our website.   £85
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
History of the 359 (4th West Lancs.) Medium Regiment R.A. (T.A.) 1859-1959. 1st Ed., x+214pp., num. photos. inc. many portraits, ep maps. Liverpool: Privately Printed. 1959  #57578
[HLMainPic] WW1 4th West Lancs. Howitzer Bde. RFA, Western Front; WW2 59th (BEF 1940, NW Europe 1944-45) & 68th Medium Regt. (Western Desert inc. Tobruk). Officers rolls &c. Sp. sl. rubbed o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
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
The Canadian Army at War. No 1: The Canadians in Britain 1939-1944; No. 2: From Pachino to Ortona: The Canadian Campaign in Italy, 1943; No. 3: Canada's Battle in Normandy. 3 Vols., orig. dec. wraps., Nos. 1 & 2 are 2nd Revised Eds., No. 3 is 1st Ed., 172, 160 & 159pp., several col. plates & num. b/w photos. & sketches in each vol., several maps & diagrams (some fldg.). Ottawa: King's Printer. 1946  #55396
[HLMainPic] A very useful & informative contemp. account based on official records, with many good photos. & sketches of Canadian troops in training in the UK, the Dieppe Raid & during operation in Italy & Normandy during 1944. Appealing set of 3 Vols., VG ex-reference lib., little chipped & worn but generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
[LINNELL (Capt. T.G., RM)] 48 Royal Marine Commando: The Story 1944-46. 1st Ed., 114pp., 17 photos., 11 maps & diagrams, map eps. Privately Printed. 1946  #57149
[HLMainPic] NW Europe inc. D-Day when they landed on Juno Beach, Orne Bridgehead, Walcheren & Maas. Roll of Hon., roll of officers' services, awards roll. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG, "Published privately... for circulation amongst those who served in 48 RM Commando" & this copy inscribed by the author "Mr & Mrs Loft, With the author's compliments & very best wishes. Geoffrey Linnell March 1947." (Capt. T.G. Linnell commanded "S" Heavy Weapon Troop on D Day & took over "X" Troop in July 1944). See illustration on our website.   £85
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
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

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