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Warwickshire Regiment   6 Books
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BOWATER (Hon. Col. Sir William H.) Ed. Birmingham City Battalions Book of Honour. 1st Ed., [viii]+424pp., num. group photos. Manchester: Sherratt & Hughes. 1919  #56154
[HLMainPic] Contains fine group photos. of the officers, NCOs, Drums, & each platoon of the 14th, 15th & 16th (Service) Bns. Royal Warwickshire Regiment prior to their departure for France. A roll of each platoon (or other group) is provided, but the men in the photos. are not individually identified (although it is possible to work out who the officers & many of the NCOs are). Also contains a short history of the battalions in France, a list of those awarded commissions &c., rolls of employees of numerous Birmingham commercial companies who served in the war & their units (with index of these companies). Orig. blue cloth, titled in black, covs. somewhat rubbed & worn, internally VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
CADDICK-ADAMS (Peter) By God They Can Fight: A History of 143rd Infantry Brigade 1908 to 1995. 1st Ed., A4 format, orig. limp wraps., [vii]+203pp., photos., sketch maps &c. Shrewsbury: 143rd (West Midlands) Bde. 1995  #57040
[HLMainPic] Detailed history inc. WW1 46th (South Midland) Div., Western Front (Somme, Passchendaele &c.) then Italy in 1918; WW2 with BEF in 1940, evacuated from Dunkirk, Home Defence thereafter. Much interesting information. See illustration on our website.   £20
CARRINGTON (Charles) Soldier from the Wars Returning. 1st Ed., 287pp., frontis., 3 maps. dw. Hutchinson. 1965  #46090
Classic war memoirs, York & Lancs. then 5th Warwicks, Western Front inc. Somme & Passchendaele (MC). The author also wrote 'A Subalterns War' (1929) under the name Charles Edmonds. VG ex-Boots in worn dw.   £10
EDMONDS (Charles) [Pseud. of CARRINGTON (Charles)] A Subaltern's War: Being a Memoir of the Great War from the point of view of a Romantic young Man, with candid accounts of two particular battles, written shortly after they occurred, & an Essay on Militarism. 3rd Imp., 224pp., 8 plates, 2 maps. VG in somewhat worn dw. Davies. 1929  #55047
[HLMainPic] One of the classic Western Front memoirs: with 1/5th Warwicks inc. Somme 1916 & 3rd Battle of Ypres, to which Falls awarded two stars, noting that: "The writer... has accomplished a great deal in this fine book... he has blown to smithereens the pretence, which was being elaborately built up by entirely worthy anti-war propagandists, that the soldier had no resource than to whine & curse beneath the weight of his dangers, sufferings & discomforts... he shows that ordinary men endured it without becoming the shambling, woebegone spectres so often depicted... Mr Edmonds lets us see how & why the real men were victorious against the best." Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG & very rare in dw (this with a little loss at head & foot of sp., but nice copy.) See illustration on our website.   £120
FAUGHNAN (Thomas, late Col.-Sgt., 2nd Bn. 6th Royal Regt.) Stirring Incidents in the Life of a British Soldier: An Autobiography. 2nd Ed., 360pp., portrait frontis. Toronto: Hunter, Rose & Co. 1880  #31505
Served 1857-68 in the 2nd Bn. 6th Ft. inc. over 100pp. on the Crimean War & expedition to Kinburn. Orig. green cloth, gilt, a little worn & shaken.   £18
HALDANE (Lt.-Gen. Sir Aylmer, KCB, DSO) A Brigade of the Old Army 1914. 1st Ed., vii+149pp., 2 maps (one fldg.). Edward Arnold. 1920  #57141
[HLMainPic] Brigade commander's history of 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Div. (1st Warwicks; 2nd Seaforths; 1st RIF & 2nd Dublins) from August-November 1914 inc. Le Cateau, the Retreat, the Aisne & the Race for the Sea. "These early records are invaluable, & contain an atmosphere that no subsequent historical research can replace" - Falls. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125

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