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Tank Corps   16 Books
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4th Battalion Royal Tank Corps Standing Orders 1930. 128pp. (inc. blank interleaves). No publication details but "This edition... issued by Lt.-Col. M.C. Festing... Catterick Camp, Yorks. February, 1930."  #55587
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental regulations &c., but quite a scarce inter-war amoured regiment version, including regs. re tanks & other vehicles. Orig. blue morocco, gilt ttle to front, marbled endpapers & gilt edges. Nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £45
BAKER-CARR (Brig.-Gen. C.D., CMG, DSO) From Chauffeur to Brigadier. 1st Ed., 323pp., portrait frontis., 30 photos. Benn. 1930  #56278
[HLMainPic] Comm. RB 1898, 2nd Bn. in Sudan & Boer War. This memoir concerns WW1 when he founded the Machine Gun school at Camiers, later joined the Heavy Branch MGC & commanded 1st Tank Brigade. Orig. green cloth titled in black, sp. little sunned & worn, generally very sound, about VG, scarce. See illustration on our website.   £90
BROWNE (Capt. D.G., MC) The Tank in Action. 1st Ed., x+517pp., frontis., 20 photos., sketch maps. Blackwood. 1920  #55911
[HLMainPic] Valuable contemporary account by an officer who won the MC with the 7th Bn. Contains detailed accounts of a large number of tank actions, including, from personal experience, the Cockcroft, Cambrai, Bourlon Wood, 1918 battles &c. "...his best chapters are those of an eye-witness. He is at times severely critical & perhaps even unjust, though he has obviousy tried not to be. For the reader who contemplates tackling one book only on tanks in the War this is probably the best, for Captain Browne is a lucid & entertaining writer." - Falls. Orig. blue cloth, minor wear, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £225
BUCHAN (John) These For Remembrance: Memoirs of Six Friends Killed in the Great War. Reprint, [xli]+83pp., 6 portraits. VG in dw. Buchan & Enright. 1987  #40520
Memoirs & portraits of six of Buchan's circle killed in the war, originally published privately in 1919. Includes Raymond Asquith, Grenadier Guards, KiA 1916 & Basil Blackwood of the same regt., KiA 1917.   £10
COOPER (Bryan) Tank Battles of World War I. 1st Ed., 95pp., 97 photos., 7 maps. VG in dw. Allan. 1974  #57098
[HLMainPic] Useful precis inc. eye-witness accounts. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
FLETCHER (David) Landships: British Tanks in the First World War. 1st Ed., laminated card wraps., [iv]+60pp., photos. & diagrams throughout. HMSO. 1984  #56392
[HLMainPic] Invaluable introduction to the subject, only published in this pbk. form. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
FOOT (Stephen, DSO, MA, late Bt. Major, RE) Three Lives - And Now. An Autobiography. 2nd (& revised Ed., [vii]+294pp. VG in dw. Heinemann. 1937  #56128
[HLMainPic] Comm. RE SR 1910: 10th Fd Coy. Nov. 1914, 2nd Ypres &c., later adjt. 21st Div. RE on the Somme where he was impressed by tanks & trans. to Tank Corps Central Workshops, later Brigade Major, 2nd Bde. Tank Corps at Cambrai &c. then GSO II under Fuller at the War Office ("I had known Fuller in France, & he selected me to be his GSO2 & personal assistant... I became editor, contributor, proof-reader & distributor of 'Weekly Tank Notes'."). Valuable account of work in the Tank Corps in France. Orig. black cloth, best edition (revised), VG in dw &scarce thus. See illustration on our website.   £75
JONES (Major Ralph E.), RAREY (Capt. George H.) & ICKS (Lt. Robert J.) The Fighting Tanks since 1916. New Ed., xvi+325pp., num. photos. & drawings. VG in dw. Old Greenwich, CT: WE Inc. 1969  #53254
[HLMainPic] Well-illustrated & comprehensive American survey of all aspects of tank development that includes reports on British, French, German & American combat use in the Great War. Useful bibliography. First published in 1933. Orig. yellow cloth, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
LIDDELL HART (Capt. B.H.) The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment & its predecessors, Heavy Branch Machine Gun Corps, Tank Corps & Royal Tank Corps 1914-1945. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xix+462pp. & xiv+555pp., 101 photos., 5 maps. VG in chipped dws. Cassell. 1959  #56361
[HLMainPic] Excellent & detailed standard history. Vol. I covers WW1 & the inter-war years of development; Vol. II covers WW2. Orig. black cloth, silver gilt, VG in chipped dws. See illustration on our website.   £65
MITCHELL (Lt. Frank, MC) Tank Warfare: The Story of the Tanks in the Great War. 3rd Imp., viii+312pp., 16 illus. Nelson. 1933  #52879
[HLMainPic] Useful & informative account including Glossary of Tank Terms &c. Author served with 1st Tank Bn. & won the MC for fighting the first tank v. tank 'duel' at Villers Bretonneux in April 1918. Orig. brown cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20

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