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Ypres 1914   11 Books
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ANGLESEY (The Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. 7: The Curragh Incident & the Western Front 1914. 1st Ed., xxiii+262pp., 48 photos., sketches, 11 maps + ep map. VG in dw. Cooper. 1996  #56929
[HLMainPic] Acclaimed standard history. This volume covering the lead-up to war & 1914 campaign on the Western Front. VG in dw & now uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £45
ATKINSON (C.T.) The 7th Division 1914-1918. 1st Ed., x+529pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates, 35 maps. Murray. 1927  #50910
[HLMainPic] Western Front from Aug. 1914, all major operations up to 3rd Ypres then in Italy 1917-18. Order of Battle. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with ownership inscrip. of G.W. Howard, noted within as GSO1 7th Div. 1916-18, afterwards commanding a brigade in 48th Div. See illustration on our website.   £65
ATKINSON (C.T.) The 7th Division 1914-1918. 1st Ed., x+529pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates, 35 maps. Murray. 1927  #53058
Western Front from Aug. 1914, all major operations up to 3rd Ypres then in Italy 1917-18. Order of Battle. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, ex-circ. lib., sp. rubbed o/w VG.   £35
HARRIS (Tindall) Motoring Memories in Peace & War. 1st Ed., viii+91pp., 2 photos. & 3 drawings. St. Catherine Press. 1928  #49758
[HLMainPic] Memoirs of an early motorist, mostly concerning the Great War when the author served in France & carried over 5000 wounded: "In October, 1914, I joined a Red Cross convoy for France as a voluntary driver. I was 52, lucky in that respect to be safe from the trenches." Valuable & rare account of the work & conditions of a volunteer Red Cross driver in France & Flanders, who finally returned home early in 1918 after more than two years work at the Front. Orig. red cloth, gilt, near fine, published by St. Catherine's Press (imprint of W.H. Smith & Son's Arden Press) but almost certainly a private venture by the author. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £165
KENNEDY (Rev. E.J.) With the Immortal Seventh Division. 4th Ed., x+198pp., portrait frontis. H&S. 1916  #53737
[HLMainPic] Chaplain with the 7th Div. 1914-15: an account of his experiences with chapters including "The Care of the Wounded," "Work at the Base" &c. Orig. red cloth, lacks ffep & part of rear ep o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
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
LEVY (Stanley J.) Memories of the 71st & 83rd Companies, R.A.S.C., M.T., 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 176pp., frontis., 20 photos., 25 sketches. Printed for Private Circulation in an Edition of 200 copies by The Abbey Press, Westminster. 1931  #57042
[HLMainPic] Finely produced record of these Mechanical Transport units of the ASC on the Western Front, with much interesting & intimate detail on their work & experiences. Operations include 1st, 2nd & 3rd Ypres; Neuve Chapelle; Loos; Battles of the Somme, &c. Orig. half blue morocco, cloth boards, gilt to front & spine, little rubbed, generally VG indeed. This example, No. 112 of just 200 produced, presented to former comrade W. Fieldhouse. A particularly rare & informative record. See illustration on our website.   £225
LINDSAY (Lt.-Col. J.H.) The London Scottish in the Great War. 2nd Ed., xvi+425pp., 19 illus., 22 fldg maps. RHQ. 1926  #56387
[HLMainPic] 1st Bn. served F&F 1914 (notably at Messines) to 1918 inc. Loos, Somme, Cambrai &c. 2nd Bn. in France, Salonika & Palestine. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, somewhat worn but sound & interesting copy with ownership inscrip. of F. Caines, 513359, 'B' Coy. 1st Bn., 1915-1919, several related press cuttings pasted to end-papers & notably, to the front paste-down, an envelope containing around 15 orig. contemp. photos. of small groups of members of the regiment at Cologne in 1919, inc. Guards, with several officers & others identified. See illustration on our website.   £75
MAURICE (Maj.-Gen. Frederick) The 16th Foot: A History of the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. 1st Ed., xi+240pp., 3 sketch maps. VG in chipped dw. Constable. 1931  #58510
[HLMainPic] Napoleonic Wars, Boer War & much WW1 Western Front from 1914 onwards, Ypres 1914 & 1915, Loos, Somme 1916, the Ancrre, Arras 1917 &c. Orig. black cloth, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
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

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