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Royal Artillery   37 Books
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264 (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (T.A.) A Short History. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [32]pp, 4 plates. Royal Artillery Institution. 1948  #56422
[HLMainPic] Inc. WW1 Western Front & Egypt/Palestine; WW2 North Africa & Italy. Roll of Hon. & awards for both wars. VG ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £45
A Short History of the Units administered by the Kent Territorial & Auxiliary Forces Association. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 88pp. (inc. adverts), several photos. Published & Produced by Reid-Hamilton Publishers. nd (c.1950).  #56424
[HLMainPic] The "Official Handbook" to the Territorial & Auxiliary Forces of the County of kent, c.1950, inc. details of various local Artillery, Engineer, RAMC, REME &c. units. VG ex-IWM. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
Artillery & Trench Mortar Memories, 32nd Division. 1st Ed., 687pp. Printed by Unwin Bros. 1932  #57541
[HLMainPic] Very substantial compilation by Old Comrades, containing diaries of Lt. A.B. Scott, MC, of "X" & "W" TM Batteries & Reconnaissance Officer, 32nd Div. Artillery HQ; Rev. R.E. Grice-Hutchinson, MC, Chaplain, 32nd Div. Artillery; late Major L. Heathcote-Amory, Staff Capt., 32nd Div. Artillery (DoW Aug. 1918) & brief recollections by seven others. Orig. cloth, sp. sl. tanned & spotted, o/w VG & very scarce with ink ownership inscrip. of John Gillies, an artillery officer who appears a number of times in the diary of The Rev. R.E. Grice-Hutchinson, MC, reproduced within the work. See illustration on our website.   £145
Artillery Training Volume I Drill. 1932. Orig. blue canvas wraps., xii+393pp., fldg. diagram, sketches. HMSO. 1932  #35359
Includes Drill Movements, Transport of Artillery, Skill at Arms &c. VG.   £20
Artillery Training Volume II Gunnery. 1934, Reprinted with Amendments (Nos. 1 to 6), 1939. viii+291pp., sketches, fldg. tables &c. HMSO. 1939  #57802
[HLMainPic] Ballistics, Ammunition, Time Shrapnel, OPs, Fire Discipline, Predicted Shooting, Co-operation with the RAF, &c. Orig. blue cloth, minor wear, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
Lewisham Gunners: A Centenary History of 291st (4th London) Field Regt. R.A. (T.A.) formerly 2nd Kent R.G.A. (Volunteers). 1st Ed., 74pp., 20 photos. The Regt. 1962  #57580
[HLMainPic] 4th London (How.) Bde., Western Front in WW1; 91st & 139th Fd. Regts. RA in WW2, both in France 1940 then 91st in Middle East & 139th in Burma (7th Ind. Div.). Roll of Hon. for WW1 & WW2. Orig. blue cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
Secret. GHQ ME Survey Discussion, Cairo, 18-19 May 1943. Directors: MGRA, DMT, DD Survey. Rare original report, 26pp., foolscap, dup. typescript stapled into card wraps. with title to front. MT1, GHQ, MEF. Contemp.  #53505
[HLMainPic] Report of a conference on Survey held at Cairo including: The Organisation & Working of a Recce Wing, Western Desert Air Force Alamein to Tunis (Notes from a lecture by Maj. R.E. Ferens, GII [Air] Eighth Army); The Deployment of RA & RE Survey Units (Notes from a lecture given by Lt.-Col. J.T. Whetton, OC 4 Survey Regt. RA); Information from Air Photographs (Notes from a lecture by Capt. R.R. Dalton, OC, AAPIU [Western Desert Det.] - "It has been conclusively proved that air photos. can supply so much information not avilable from other sources that the establishment of the AAPIU Eight Army has been increased from 3 officer interpreters to 11 offrs & a number of draughtsmen & clerks. In the near future the establishment will be doubled. Air photos are required at all stages of a campaign - from planning to assault, & the subsequent exploitation. The best results have been obtained from decentralisation" &c.). Further sections detail the use & dissemination of information from air photos., preparation of defence overprint maps, map distribution in 8th Army. No indication of number of copies printed/distributed, but stated SECRET & evidently for the use of the small number of officers engaged in this work so doubtless a rare survival. See illustration on our website.   £225
ARMSTRONG (Col. G, DSO, MC, TD) The Sparks Fly Upward. 1st Ed., [iii]+236pp., 32 photos., 10 sketches, 9 maps. VG in sl. chipped dw. Worthing: Gooday Publishers. 1991  #55871
[HLMainPic] Personal account of Western Desert campaign 1942 with 11 (HAC) Regt. RHA, afterwards commanding 136 Fd. Regt. with 7th Ind. Div. in Burma: Arakan (inc. Admin Box), Imphal, Irrawaddy Crossing &c. Warmly inscribed by author on ffep. review & 1992 obit. of author loosely inserted at front, with some tape residue where these items were at one time affixed to front paste-down. See illustration on our website.   £20
ARNEWOOD [Pseud. of COOKE (Col. E.D.M.H., DSO, RA)] With the Guns West & East. Illustrated by Lt.-Col. E.A. Hobday, CMG (& two sketches by L. Raven Hill). 1st Ed., 96pp., 26 plates. Privately published in a Limited Edition of 200 Copies. 1923  #57548
[HLMainPic] Cooke went to France with 5th Royal Horse Artillery Brigade in 1914. Subsequently commanded a Battery & gives a very good account of The Battle of Loos, when he acted in support of 15th (Scottish) Div. In 1916 he took a newly raised New Army battery of the 34th Div. to France & fought with them on the Somme until August when selected to form a gunnery school in India. Later served with 60th (London) Div. in Palestine 1917-18 including the capture of Jerusalem. Falls says "This last is particularly interesting as he gives a graphic account of the capture of Jerusalem, into the suburbs of which he must have been about the first man in the British Army to penetrate." Orig. blue paper covd. boards with wheat cloth spine strip, paper label to front board, VG & very rare: no. 42 of 200 numbered copies printed. See illustration on our website.   £245
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

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