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Royal Army Medical Corps   24 Books
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The 'Second-Seconds' in France: The Story of the 2/2nd City of London Field Ambulance. 1st Ed., 109pp., illus., map. Spottiswoode. 1920  #58146
[HLMainPic] France & Flanders from Feb. 1916, 56th Div., Somme, Arras, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai. Roll of officers, awards, names & addresses of old comrades. Orig. wheat cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
Two Years After, or Twelve Months of Armageddon: Some Reminiscences of A Temporary Regimental Sawbones 1915-1916. 1st Ed., [v]+105pp. Printed for Private Circulation Only. 1918  #58156
[HLMainPic] Interesting & exceptionally rare privately printed memoirs of "N.D.M." [i.e. N.D. Mackay], serving at a General Hospital in France then attached as MO to the London Scottish (1st Bn. 14th London Regt.) in Oct. 1915. Immediate recollections of service & episodes in France 1915-16 in two main sections: "A Winter in the Loos Salient" & "The Lighter Side of War," the latter in three parts, "At Home & at the Base, B.E.F.," "In & Out of the Trenches" & "In & Out of the Trenches (concluded)." Orig. blue cloth, gilt to front & sp., VG with author inscrip. & notes of errata in his hand to rear ep. Orig. blue cloth, gilt to sp. & front, sp. dull o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £245
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
FRANCIS (Sgt. A.E.F.) History of the 2/3rd East Lancashire Field Ambulance: The Story of a 3rd Line Territorial Unit 1914-1919. 1st Ed., ix+150pp., portrait frontis., 22 photos. (mostly portraits). Salford: Manor Press. nd (c.1930).  #58127
[HLMainPic] Western Front from March 1917 with 66th Div., 3rd Ypres, March Retreat &c. Roll of Hon. & many rolls of drafts, officers &c. in text. Nicely rebound in purple cloth (matching the original binding) with original paper onlay of unit patch laid down to front. VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £75
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
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

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