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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
Ypres 1914: An Official Account Published by Order of the German General Staff. Translated by G.C.W[ynne]. 1st Eng. Ed., xxiv+136pp., 7 sketch maps. Constable. 1919  #58512
[HLMainPic] Translation of the German official account of 1st Ypres. Intro. & notes by the Historical Section (Military Branch), Committee of Imperial Defence. Orig. blue cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
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

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