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Scots Guards   8 Books
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Henry Dundas, Scots Guards: A Memoir. 1st Ed., xv+253pp., portrait frontis. Blackwood. 1921  #55677
[HLMainPic] Memoir containing most interesting letters from the front 1916-18 (describing aspects of trench warfare such as raids & patrols & presenting an authentic veteran's view of the Western Front inc. Somme & Passchendaele). Ed. at Eton & joined Scots Guards Sept. 1915: 1st Bn. in France from June 1916, serving with them up until his death apart from some time attd. to brigade staff. MC & bar; KiA 27/9/18. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
EWART (Wilfred) Scots Guard. 1st Ed., vii+304pp. VG in sl. chipped dw. Rich & Cowan. 1934  #58476
[HLMainPic] Commissioned in Scots Guards 1914; fine memoir of service in France Feb. 1915-1918 inc. Neuve Chapelle, Somme, Ypres, Cambrai &c. Orig. brown cloth, VG in sl chipped but scarce & attractive dw. See illustration on our website.   £145
GRAHAM (Stephen) The Challenge of the Dead: A Vision of the War & the Life of the Common Soldier in France, seen Two Years Afterwards between August & November 1920. 1st Ed., 176pp. VG in sl. chipped dw. Cassell. 1921  #58474
[HLMainPic] The writer served in the ranks of the 2nd Scots Guards. "...muses upon the battlefields & especially at Ypres shortly after the Armistice, talks with grave-diggers then hard at work... He runs through some of its memories, largely from the point of view of the Guards Division, in which he served" - Falls. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG in very sl. chipped dw. The 1st Edition is rare, & especially so in dw. See illustration on our website.   £225
LEASK (Maj. Gen Anthony) Putty: From Tel-El-Kebir to Cambrai: The Life & Letters of Lieutenant General Sir William Pulteney, 1861-1941. 1st Ed., 779pp., approx. 50 photos., 11 maps. VG in dw. Solihull: Helion. 2015  #58166
[HLMainPic] Substantial, detailed & only biog. of Scots Guard & long-serving GOC III Corps on the Western Front: from Mons 1914 to Cambrai 1917. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
MARRIOTT (Maj.-Gen. Sir John, KCVO, CB, DSO, MC) Military Memories. 1st Ed., xii+130pp., 17 illus. Privately Printed. 1960  #40294
Northants. from Sandhurst, served in France in WW1 (DSO & MC); Scots Guards 1920, serving with the regt. & on the staff in the inter-war period. WW2: Sudan, Eritrea & Abyssinia, Western Desert 1940-42 commanding a brigade, Home service 1942-45. Author's presentation inscrip., VG.   £60
MAURICE (Maj.-Gen. Sir Frederick, KCMG) The History of the Scots Guards: From the Creation of the Regiment to the Eve of the Great War. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xxii+410 & xi+394pp., 40 illus. (some col.), 44 maps & plans. C&W. 1934  #55023
[HLMainPic] Standard detailed history down to 1914: much on Peninsula, Waterloo, Crimean & Boer Wars. Officers rolls &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
NICOL (Randall) Till The Trumpet Sounds Again: The Scots Guards 1914-1919 in Their Own Words. Volume I: August 1914-July 1916. 1st Ed., 608pp., 96 photos., 16 maps. VG in dw. Helion. 2016  #57520
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of both 1st & 2nd Bns. on the Western Front 1914-16, utilising various diaries, letters, poets, press & official sources, with many fine & previously unpublished photos. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
VANDELEUR (Lt. Seymour, DSO, Scots Guards) Campaigning on the Upper Nile & Niger. 1st Ed., xxvii+319pp., portrait frontis., 14 illus., 2 OF 4 maps. Methuen. 1898  #58141
[HLMainPic] Special Service Officer in Uganda &c. from 1894-98: includes first-hand accounts of little-known East & Central African campaigns. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, some wear & 2 of 4 maps lacking. Cheap copy. See illustration on our website.   £45

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