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Royal Army Medical Corps   20 Books
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ALPORT (Major A. Cecil, RAMC TF) The Lighter Side of the War: Experiences of a Civilian in Uniform. 1st Ed., 290pp., portrait frontis., 17 photos., sketch. Hutchinson. 1934  #45898
Doctor in SA Rebellion 1914 then German South-West Africa campaign 1915 with South African Medical Corps; posted as 2ic 2/1 Wessex Casualty Clearing Station in England then to a Stationary Hospital in Salonika 1916-18 & briefly Western Front 1918. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, small split to head of spine o/w VG.   £35
ALPORT (Major A. Cecil, RAMC TF) The Lighter Side of the War: Experiences of a Civilian in Uniform. 1st Ed., 290pp., portrait frontis., 17 photos., sketch. Hutchinson. 1934  #54999
Doctor in SA Rebellion 1914 then German South-West Africa campaign 1915 with South African Medical Corps; posted as 2ic 2/1 Wessex Casualty Clearing Station in England then to a Stationary Hospital in Salonika 1916-18 & briefly Western Front 1918. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, spine split o/w generally sound.   £25
BRIGGS (Martin S.) Through Egypt in War-Time. 1st Ed., 280pp., col. frontis., num. sketches by the author, 2 maps. T. Fisher Unwin. 1918  #51439
[HLMainPic] The author commanded a Sanitary Section & states: "The object of this volume is to picture Egypt as the soldier has seen it, from Sollum on the borders of Tripoli to Gaza in Palestine, & from the Mediterannean to the First Cataract at Assouan. It has no military significance, for it only records the trivial doings of a non-combatant who has had the unusual experience of having lived in nearly all the camps occupied at various times by the E.E.F." Orig. brown cloth, VG & uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £30
CLAYTON (Ann) Chavasse: Double VC. 1st Ed., [viii]+261pp., 32 illus. VG in somewhat worn dw. Cooper. 1992  #46097
RAMC att'd. Liverpool Scottish. VC Guillemont, bar in Flanders in 1917; DoW 4/8/17. VG in somewhat worn dw.   £10
FOSTER (G.W.) Ed. The History of the First London (City of London) Sanitary Company R.A.M.C. (T.)., With a Record of its Activities in the Great War 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 114pp., 9 plates. No imprint, Grimsby: Burnetts Ltd., Printers. nd (c.1924).  #57334
[HLMainPic] Rare record of each Sanitary Section, contributed by various officers, serving in several Divisions & Fronts. Much detail on the duties of these units & their personnel, an important role "faithfully performed beyond the zone of the lime-light & the fringe of the honours list" - from the Foreword by Col. Lelean, Professor of Hygiene, Royal Army Medical College, & author of 'Sanitation in War.' Orig. dec. paper covd. boards with green cloth backstrip, with attractively designed front board. See illustration on our website.   £145
HARGRAVE (John) At Suvla Bay: Being the Notes & Sketches of Scenes, Characters & Adventures of the Dardanelles Campaign. 1st Ed., x+182pp., col. frontis., 19 b/w plates, sketches. Constable. 1916  #55599
[HLMainPic] Appealing account by NCO of 32nd Fd. Amb., RAMC, 10th (Irish) Div. Attractive pictorial cloth, scarce & sl. rubbed o/w VG copy. See illustration on our website.   £60
INDER (W.S.) On Active Service with the S.J.A.B. South African War, 1899-1902. A Diary of Events in the War Hospitals at Wynberg, Nourse Deep, Johannesburg, & other places, by the late W.S. Inder, Orderly, & 2nd Class Supernumary Officer, Kendal Division, No. 4 District, St. John Ambulance Brigade, attached to the Royal Army Medical Corps. 1st Ed., ix+321pp., portrait frontis., 24 photos. Kendal: Atkinson & Pollitt. 1903  #48166
[HLMainPic] Detailed diary Nov. 1899-Dec. 1901 of a St. John's Ambulance worker attached to the RAMC; died of pneumonia, Jan. 1902. Orig. green cloth, gilt dec sp., paper onlay (red cross) to front, VG & rare. See illustration on our website   £175
JOBSON (Allan, 72109 Pte., RAMC) Via Ypres: Story of the 39th Divisional Field Ambulance. Foreword by Gen. Sir Hubert Gough. 1st Ed., [x]+237pp., 15 photos., map, diagram. Westminster City Pub. Co. 1934  #57622
[HLMainPic] Western Front from March 1916 inc. La Bassée, Somme 1916, Ypres 1917, March Retreat &c. Fine account with much on the Salient. Roll of awards, glossary. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125

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KNOX (Lt. E. Blake, BA, MD, RAMC) Buller's Campaign: With the Natal Field Force of 1900. 1st Ed., xx+336pp., 16 plates, 7 maps (several fldg.). Johnson. 1902  #56553
Ernest Blake Knox was a surgeon with the force relieving Ladysmith & leaves a detailed personal account of the adventures of the expedition at Spion Kop, Colenso &c., & of the work of the medical department. Order of Battle & lists of casualties &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, sp. somewhat stained & worn, sound throughout with inscrip. on tp: "With the Author's Compliments to Major J.B. Winter R.A.M.C., April 17th 1902." (Winter was the author's Commanding Officer in South Africa). See illustration on our website.   £65
MACKENZIE (Col. K.P., RAMC) Operation Rangoon Jail. Foreword by Brig. J.G. Smyth, VC, MC, MP. 1st Ed., 201pp., 15 illus., diagram. VG in dw. Christopher Johnson. 1954  #56186
[HLMainPic] Captured at the Sittang Bridge in 1942 author became Senior Medical Officer under the Japs at Rangoon Jail: relates conditions of prison life & care & treatement of fellow PoWs under improvised conditions. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20

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