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Instruction Militaire du Roi de Prusse, Pour ses Generaux. Traduite d'Allemande. vi+147pp., 13 maps/diagrams on 4 flldg. leaves. Paris: Anselin et Pochard. 1821  #56240
[HLMainPic] French translation of 18th Century Prussian Army manual of strategy, formations &c. Contemp. half red morocco, VG ex-Royal Engineers lib. See illustration on our website.   £75
BARRES (M.) Ed. Memoirs of a Napoleonic Officer, Jean-Baptiste BarrŠs. 1st Eng. Ed., 316pp. A&U. 1925  #52337
[HLMainPic] Campaigns in Prussia, Peninsular War &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
BODY (Capt. O.G., DSO, RFA) & WILLMOTT (Bmdr. W.G., RFA) A Short History of the 421st Battery R.F.A., North Russia, 1918-19. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 22pp. No imprint/date (c.1920).  #53285
[HLMainPic] Very rare account of 421st Howitzer Batt. RFA, "originally a six-gun 4.5 howitzer battery... split into many detachments operating on different fronts, & throughout the campaign manned many different types of gun." History (noting awards & casualties in text) + nominal roll of the unit inc. their home addresses. Unusual record of artillery unit during the Allied Intervention in the Russian civil war. Creased & rather worn but overall sound. See illustration on our website.   £125
BOTCHKAREVA (Maria) Yashka, My Life as Peasant, Exile & Soldier. 1st Ed., xii+339pp., portrait frontis. Constable. 1919  #54950
[HLMainPic] Enlisted in the Russian army in 1914 & rose to command the enchantingly named Russian Women's Battalion of Death, which unit saw much action on the Eastern Front. Orig. dec. cloth, rather rubbed & worn but sound throughout. See illustration on our website.   £25
BOURGOGNE (Sgt.) Memoirs of Sergeant Bourgogne (1812-1813). Authorised Translation from the French Original, Ed. by Paul Cottin & Maurice H‚nault. 1st Eng. Ed., xvi+356pp., portrait frontis. Heinemann. 1899  #52368
[HLMainPic] First UK publication of classic memoirs of the invasion of Russia, Retreat from Moscow &c. Orig. grey cloth, little spotted, sp. tanned, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
CAMERON (Capt. Evan, RD, RNR) Goodbye Russia: Adventures of H.M. Transport "Rio Negro." 1st Ed., xv+244pp., portrait frontis., 49 photos. H&S. 1934  #57209
[HLMainPic] Ops. in the Black Sea 1919-20, transporting troops & stores & evacuating White Army refugees from South Russia as Denikin's advance on Moscow foundered. Orig. green cloth, gilt, sl staining to boards o/w VG with author inscrip. to tp: "To the Rev. Walter J.B. Scott from the Author Evan Cameron - In gratitude for many happy hours spent with you. July 15 1939." See illustration on our website.   £30
DENIKINE (Gen. A.) The White Army. 1st Eng. Ed. (translated from the Russian by Catherine Zvegintzov), 368pp., 18 maps. Cape. 1930  #55958
[HLMainPic] The White Army (i.e., pro-Tsar following the Russian Revolution) commander's important history of events: The Beginning of the White Movement & the First Campaigns of the Volunteers; The Intervention of the Central Powers; The Entent Intervention. The White Armies Adavnce on Moscow; The Collapse of the White Armies. A detailed record of operations with useful maps. Orig. green cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
EWING (Major J., MC) The Royal Scots 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xxxi/xii+825pp., 36 illus., 42 maps (many fldg.). Oliver & Boyd. 1925  #56909
[HLMainPic] Bns. served in France & Flanders, Gallipoli, Egypt & Palestine, North Russia. Plates of the officers &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
GORLITZ (Walter) The German General Staff: Its History & Structure 1657-1945. With a Preface by Cyril Falls. 1st Eng. Ed., xix+508pp., 31 photos. Hollis & Carter. 1953  #39470
The heart of German militarism. Orig. cloth without dw, sp. sunned.   £10
GOURKO (Gen. Basil) Memories & Impressions of War & Revolution in Russia 1914-1917. 1st Ed., xvi+347pp., portrait frontis., 19 plates, 2 fldg. maps. Murray (Imperial Library edition). 1918  #55957
[HLMainPic] Gourko was Chief of Russian Imperial General Staff 1916-17 & C-in-C of Western Armies (i.e. the Eastern Front) March-June 1917. "it must rank as history rather than reminiscence... He gives an interesting but very guarded account of his work. He also describes the events of the Revolution..." Falls. Orig. green cloth, titled in black, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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