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Passchendaele   36 Books
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The 116th Battalion [Canadian Expeditionary Force] in France. By the Adjutant. 1st Ed., 111pp., 49 photos. (inc. portraits of Fallen Officers &c.). Toronto: Hunter-Rose. 1921  #53700
[HLMainPic] Served in France/Flanders from Feb. 1917 inc. Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele & Cambrai. Roll of Hon. Perkins states "a bare statement of facts & events with little attempt at comment or analysis." He adds that the author was probably E.P.S. Allen, under whose name the work is copywrited. Orig. wheat cloth, gilt to sp. & front + unit patch to front board. VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
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
[HAIG (FM Sir Douglas)] CHARTERIS (Brig.-Gen. John, CMG, DSO) Field-Marshal Earl Haig. Foreword by John Buchan. 1st USA Ed., xiii+407pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates, 21 maps + ep maps. VG in sl. rubbed NY: Scribners. 1929  #57063
[HLMainPic] Charteris served on Haig's staff before the war & was his "controversial head of intelligence" during it. His is a "very personal book about Haig & his conduct of operations, but any critical assessment was tempered by loyalty & an element of self-justification" - Keith Simpson. Orig. black cloth, gilt, near fine in sl. rubbed but scarce pictorial dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
[MORRISON (A.D., MC)] 7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. The Great War 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 104pp., 206 photos. Alva: Printed by Cunningham & Sons. nd (c.1925).  #57403
[HLMainPic] Contains around 120 portraits of officers who served in the bn. & an excellent selection of other photos. at the Front, as well as narrative history inc. 2nd Ypres, Somme 1916, Arras 1917, Passchendaele, Cambrai &c. Roll of Hon., officers roll. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £85
AINSWORTH (Capt. R.B., MC) Ed. The Story of the 6th Battalion the Durham Light Infantry: France, April 1915-November 1918. 1st Ed., 59pp. St. Catherine Press. 1919  #54039
[HLMainPic] Very scarce record of service with 50th (Norhumbrian) Div. at Ypres 1915 & 1917, the Somme, Arras &c. Rolls of officer casualties, COs, Adjutants & awards. Orig. maroon cloth, little stained, VG. See illustration on our website.   £85
ASSHER (Ben) [Pseud. of BORADAILE (Major Colin, MC, RGA)] A Nomad Under Arms: The Chronicle of an Artilleryman from 1914 to the Armistice. 1st Ed., 368pp., frontis. & 10 plates, 7 maps (4 fldg.). Witherby. 1931  #57542
[HLMainPic] A young regular, the author was posted, in November 1914, to a 4.7-inch how. battery near Kemmel Hill; remained with them in this area until posted as a captain to a New Army 60-pdr. battery on the Somme front in Jan. 1916. Wounded by a shell in Feb. 1917 he was then at home until July, returning to the front in time for Passchendaele & commanded a battery through most of 1918. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, head of sp. sl. chipped o/w VG & scarce account with good maps & interesting photos. taken by the author. See illustration on our website.   £125
BOWYER (Chaz) Airmen of World War 1: Men of the British & Empire Air Forces in Old Photographs. 1st Ed., 128pp., over 150 photos. VG in chipped dw. A&AP. 1975  #42250
Excellent selection of men & machines on active service &c.   £10
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
BROWNE (Capt. D.G., MC) The Tank in Action. 1st Ed., x+517pp., frontis., 20 photos., sketch maps. Blackwood. 1920  #55911
[HLMainPic] Valuable contemporary account by an officer who won the MC with the 7th Bn. Contains detailed accounts of a large number of tank actions, including, from personal experience, the Cockcroft, Cambrai, Bourlon Wood, 1918 battles &c. "...his best chapters are those of an eye-witness. He is at times severely critical & perhaps even unjust, though he has obviousy tried not to be. For the reader who contemplates tackling one book only on tanks in the War this is probably the best, for Captain Browne is a lucid & entertaining writer." - Falls. Orig. blue cloth, minor wear, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £225
BUCKLEY (Capt. F.) Ed. War History of the 7th Northumberland Fusiliers. 1st Ed., viii+155pp., 31 illus., fldg. map. Newcastle: Grierson. 1919  #55024
[HLMainPic] Western Front in 50th Div., they landed on 21st April 1915 & within 4 days were thrust into 2nd Ypres with very heavy losses, much trench warfare & battles of Somme, Passchendaele &c. Very appealing & rare history made up of contributions from various officers, followed by lengthy chunks of the war diary, nominal roll on embarkation & Roll of Hon. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £225

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