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Royal Engineers   32 Books
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Collections & Recollections of 107th Field Coy. R.E. 1st Ed., 146pp., sketches in text. Darlington: Wm. Dresser & Sons. 1918  #57465
[HLMainPic] The first of 2 volumes recording the unit's services in Macedonia/Salonica: This part contains mainly humourous contributions, poems &c. by num. members of the Coy. Orig. blue cloth sp. with wheat cloth boards, titled in gilt to sp. & black to front, VG. Very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
History of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Vol. V: The Home Front, France, Flanders & Italy in the First World War. 1st Ed., xxi+728pp., frontis., plate, 32 portraits, 5 fldg. maps in end-pocket, sketch map in text. VG in dw. Chatham: Inst. of REs. 1952  #58321
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of all apects of Sapper work on the Western Front. Orig. red cloth, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
History of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Vol. VI: Gallipoli, Macedonia, Egypt & Palestine 1914-18. 1st Ed., xvii+444pp., 6 portraits, 6 fldg. maps in end-pocket, 7 sketch maps in text. VG in dw. Chatham: Inst. of REs. 1952  #57342
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of all aspects of Sapper operations in Gallipoli, Salonika &c. RE Orders of Battle for each theatre of war appended. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
History of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Vol. VII: Campaigns in Mesopotamia & East Africa, & the Inter-War Period, 1919-38. 1st Ed., xv+351pp., 9 portraits, 3 fldg. maps in end-pocket, 3 in text. VG in dw. Chatham: Inst. of REs. 1952  #54815
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of all aspects of Sapper operations in Mespot., East Africa & inter-war disturbances in Shanghai & Abyssinia, as well as technical developments. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
History of the East Lancashire Royal Engineers. 1st Ed., xxvi+268pp., 9 illus. For Private Circulation. 1921  #57629
[HLMainPic] 427th, 428th & 429th Field Coys. & 42nd Div. Signal Coy., Gallipoli, Egypt & Western Front from 1917. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
Manual of Field Engineering. 1911 (Reprinted 1914). General Staff, War Office. vii+131pp., 64 plates. HMSO. 1914  #57702
[HLMainPic] Including Field Forification; Tools, Paterials & Their Employment; Working Parties & Their Tasks; Improvements of the Field of Fire...; Earthworks; Obstacles; Defence of Localities & Positions, &c. Orig. red cloth covd. boards, rather serviceworn but sound. See illustration on our website.   £20
Military Engineering. (Part IIIA.) Military Bridging-General Principles & Materials. General Staff, War Office. 1913 (Reprinted 1915). 112pp., 38 plates (some fldg.). HMSO. 1915  #57796
[HLMainPic] Many good sketches & diagrams. Orig. red cloth, VG with contemp. ownership inscrip. of ii Lieut. H.L. Preece RE. See illustration on our website.   £20
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. Bridging. 1st Ed., 87pp., num. photos., fldg. drawings, diagrams, sketches & maps. Chatham: RE Institution. 1921  #58516
[HLMainPic] Typically detailed & well-illustrated volume in this series with a history of bridging during operations (as canals, rivers & other obstacles needed to be overcome), also types of bridges, loads &c., with impressive range of photos. & drawings, maps & diagrams. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. Geological Work on the Western Front. 1st Ed., 71pp., num. photos., fldg. drawings, diagrams, sketches & maps. Chatham: RE Institution. 1922  #58514
[HLMainPic] Another typically detailed & well-illustrated volume in this series with much on tunnelling & mining in Flanders & other geological work in relation to operations &c., with an impressive range of photos. & sectional drawings, coloured maps & diagrams. Orig. blue cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. The Signal Service (France). 1st Ed., xvi+359pp., frontis., 20 drawings/diagrams (some fldg.). Chatham: RE Institution. 1921  #57973
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed survey & history of signals throughout the war on the Western Front. This volume by R.E. Priestley, MC, BA, late Major, RE, who accompanied Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic in 1907-09 & 1909, & Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910-13 as geologist He was one of Campbell's party who speny seven months marooned in an ice-cave during the austral winter, eating penguin & seal. He was a founder of the Scott Polar Research Insitute & Vice-Chanceller of Birmingham University. Commissioned in the RE in 1914 he commanded the 46th (North Midland) Divisional Signal Company 1917-19 & was awarded the Military Cross for the Hindenburg Line in October 1918. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with interesting author inscrip. "W.G. Streets in memory of comradeship in war at the Wireless Training Centre. Raymond Priestley. Birmingham August 1942." See illustrations on our website.   £225

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