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Vimy Ridge   17 Books
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Canada in Khaki: A Tribute to the Officers & Men now serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Vol. 3. Orig. dec. wraps., xlvi+154pp., 4to, numerous photos., sketches & cartoons (some col.). Canadian War Records Office. 1919  #57239
[HLMainPic] Appealing compilation of recollections, stories, humorous pieces & verse from the CEF, with good sketches. Numerous interesting & informative articles. Final number, chipped & sl. torn covers. See illustration on our website.   £35
The 116th Battalion [Canadian Expeditionary Force] in France. By the Adjutant. 1st Ed., 111pp., 49 photos. (inc. portraits of Fallen Officers &c.). Toronto: Hunter-Rose. 1921  #53700
[HLMainPic] Served in France/Flanders from Feb. 1917 inc. Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele & Cambrai. Roll of Hon. Perkins states "a bare statement of facts & events with little attempt at comment or analysis." He adds that the author was probably E.P.S. Allen, under whose name the work is copywrited. Orig. wheat cloth, gilt to sp. & front + unit patch to front board. VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
BOYD (Capt. E.R.)] A Yarn of War: Palestine & France 1917-1918. By E.R.B. 1st Ed., xvi+251pp., 33 plates, 5 sketch maps. Glasgow: Maclehose, Jackson & Co., Printed for Private Circulation. 1919  #55655
[HLMainPic] Atmospheric personal account of service with 8th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in 52nd (Lowland) Div. inc. Battles of Gaza 1917 & campaign in the hills to capture of Jerusalem &c. Then to France in April 1918 & into the line on the Vimy Ridge, then in July the bn. transferred ro the 34th Div. & the author was wounded by shrapnel during series of advances near Beugneux (near Soissons). Num. photos. & good coloured sketch maps of Gaza, advance to Jaffa, Vimy District &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & scarce with author inscrip. "Joan & Leslie from E.R.B. June 1934." See illustration on our website.   £225
CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE: Letters from the Front: Being A Record of the Part Played by Officers of the Bank in the Great War 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., clix+344 & xlix+498pp., 4to, approx. 265 portraits + various other illustrations. Toronto. 1919  #54510
[HLMainPic] Vol. I contains 265 portraits of the fallen + letters from the front from many correspondents; Vol. II contains detailed records of service of some 1700 employees of the bank who volunteered. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG, nice clean copy. See illustrations on our website.   £75
FARNDALE (Gen. Sir Martin, KCB) History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery: The Western Front 1914-1918. 1st Ed., x+421pp., 49 photos., 41 maps. VG in dw. RA Inst. 1986  #57572
[HLMainPic] Detailed & acclaimed history covering operations, tactical & technological innovation &c. Lengthy appendices include Order of Battle, organisation of Heavy & Field Artillery in France, ditto of AA Artillery, Trench Mortars &c. Much sought-after. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £60
FETHERSTONHAUGH (R.C.) The Royal Canadian Regiment 1883-1933. 1st Ed., [xvi]+467pp., 4 col. & 27 b/w plates, 7 fldg. maps. Montreal: Gazette Printing Co., for the Regt. 1936  #57030
[HLMainPic] 1885 Rebellion, Yukon Field Force, Boer War (Paardeberg, Modder River &c.) & WW1 Bermuda 1914-15, F&F 1915-18. Roll of Hon., awards, roll of officers' services. "A thoughtfully written history which covers a great deal of ground... The Western Front period is described in very clear detail, with many individuals mentioned by name. The illustrations are very good, & fully captioned..." - Perkins 138. Orig. dark blue cloth, gilt, partial splitting of lower joint o/w VG & very sound. See illustration on our website.   £90
GOULD (R.W.) & SMITH (S.K.) The Story of the Fighting 26th: New Brunswick's One Infantry Unit in the Greatest War of all the Ages. 1st Ed., large format., orig. dec. wraps., 48pp. (inc. adverts at end), approx. 66 portraits. Montreal Standard. nd (c.1920).  #53201
[HLMainPic] Material gathered from the Montreal Standard relating to the battalion's service in France & Flanders 1916-18 (St. Eloi & Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele 1917 &c.), with nominal rolls of original members & various drafts (which include a note of their next of kin). Chipped & stained but sound & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
HARKER (Douglas E.) The Dukes: The Story of the Men Who Have Served in Peace & War with the British Columbia Regiment (D.C.O.) 1883-1973. 1st Ed., [xi]+438pp., 31 photos., 3 sketches. VG in chipped dw. Published by the Regt. 1974  #57048
[HLMainPic] Boer War, WW1 Western Front & WW2 North-West Europe 1944-45 in Sherman tanks. Roll of Hon. & awards rolls for WW1 & WW2. Perkins 110. Presentation inscrip. Scarce.   £50
KERRY (Col. A.J., OBE) & MCDILL (Major W.A., CD) The History of the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers. Vol. I: 1749-1939. 1st Ed., xxi+389pp., 42 photos., 8 maps (some fldg.). VG in dw. Ottawa: Military Engineers Assoc. of Canada. 1962  #57429
[HLMainPic] Mostly devoted to the Great War on the Western Front inc. Canadian Signal Service & Railway Troops, also Russia 1919 &c. Orders of Battle. "...a readily digestible narrative. There is much here to interest both the general reader & the specialist researcher... the maps... are exceptionally clear & attractive." - Perkins 131. Orig. cloth, nice copy, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £65
MCKENZIE (F.A.) Through the Hindenburg Line: Crowning Days on the Western Front. 1st Ed., viii+429pp. Hodder & Stoughton. 1918  #55496
[HLMainPic] The CEF in France 1917-18 by a 'Correspondent with the canadian Forces in France,' VG & unaccountably rather scarce. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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