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Indian Army Regimental History Indian Army Regimental History   33 Books
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10th Duke of Cambnridge's Own Lancers (Hodson's Horse).] Nominal Roll of Officers Who Have Served with the Regiment 1857-1912. Reprinted from the Official Army Lists. 1st Ed., [iii]+94pp. Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co. 1913  #55473
[HLMainPic] Excellent records up to July 1912 including British & VCOs. Orig. red & blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
The Piffer: The Journal of the Punjab Frontier Force Officers' Association. Incomplete but good run of 56 issues between Vol. I, No. 1, December 1948-May 1996.  #57478
[HLMainPic] Exactly 100 issues of the Piffer were issued from first publication in December 1948 to the Final Number in November 2000, when the organisation dissolved. At firts two issues appeared per year, then for the final years, 1995-200 they were annual publication. All are similar format, dec. pinted card covs., each issue around 40pp., except during the short period 1967-1977 when a slightly larger format was adopted, the issues during these years being more profusely illustrated & some issues devoted to particular units. Throughout its history the Piffer includecx much interesting regimental news, obits., recollections of various campaigns, correspondence &c., providing much of interest to students of the Indian Army & particularly the history & campaigns of the elite Frontier regiments. Scarce run although incomplete, includes Vol. I, No. 1, then none til 1954, thence almost complete, with occasional short gaps, until 1996. See illustration on our website.   £325
Standing Orders of the 1st Brahmins, Issued by Col. H.F. Loch, Commanding, & Brought into use with effect from November 1st, 1905. A Short History of the Regiment is Added. Photocopy, [ii]+v+133pp. Allahabad: Pioneer Press. 1907  #57588
[HLMainPic] Bound photocopy of rare original work containing customary regimental regulations &c., plus a short history of the regiment from raising in 1776 onwards, inc. Mahratta Wars, Nepal 1815-16, Indian Mutiny, &c., with roll of IOM winners (four), recipients of LS&GC Medal, &c. Modern red leather, gilt & dec., VG thus & a very useful text as the original is virtually unobtainable. See illustration on our website.   £35
The Brigade of Gurkhas at the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 1st Ed., approx. 80pp. inc. photo. section, col. frontis., around 100 photos. Published as a Supplement to the 'Kukri.' nd (c.1953).  #55526
[HLMainPic] Fully illustrated record of the Gurkha Contingent, with nominal roll of approx. 200 of all ranks of 2nd, 6th, 7th & 10th GR who participated, many good photos. inc. named group of officers of Depot & Contingent, &c. Orig. green dec. cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
BUCKLE (Late Capt. E., AAG Bengal Arty.) Memoir of the Services of The Bengal Artillery, from the Formation of the Corps to the Present Time, with Some Account of its Internal Organisation. Ed. by J.W. Kaye, late Lt., Bengal Arty. 1st Ed., xvi+592pp., 18 drawings (equipment &c.). W.H. Allen. 1852  #55627
[HLMainPic] "A detailed & very useful account of the period 1748-1849" - Perkins 426 (i.e. Mahratta, Gurkha, 1st Afghan & Sikh Wars). Brown paper wraps. with orig. printed title panel to sp., rather heavily wormed but sound thus & useful reference copy. See illustration on our website.   £95
BUNBURY (Brig. N.L. StP., DSO) Ed. Regimental History of the 6th Royal Battalion (Scinde) 13th Frontier Force Rifles 1934-1947. 1st Ed., vii+116pp., portrait frontis., 5 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1951  #57536
[HLMainPic] Served Waziristan 1936-39, Sudan, Eritrea, Paiforce & Italian campaign 1939-45. Rolls of officers & awards. "A useful & readable account" - Perkins 475. Orig. gren cloth, gilt to front, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £225
DAS (Maj. Gen. Chand N., OBE) The Rajputana Rifles Brief History. 1st Ed., xix+135pp., illus. & maps. New Delhi: Reliance Pubg. House. 1995  #44437
[HLMainPic] Short earlier history but mainly the RajRif in the post-1947 Indian Army inc. ops. in China 1962, Indo-Pak Wars 1965 & 1971, peacekeeping missions, &c. Orig. laminated boards.   £10
DIN (Maj.-Gen. M. Hayaud, MBE, MC) One Hundred Glorious Years: A History of the Punjab Frontier Force 1849-1949. 1st Ed., [v]+36pp., 4to. Lahore: Civil & Military Gazette. 1950  #57454
[HLMainPic] Very useful concise guide giving origin & lineage of units (including Gunners), Class Composition, Frontier Campaigns, Indian Mutiny, the World Wars, bibliography &c. Orig. dec. red cloth, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
EVATT (Brig. J., DSO) Historical Record of the 39th Royal Garhwal Rifles. Vol. I: 1887-1922. 1st Ed., [xvi]+215pp., 4to, 37 plates, 16 maps (inc. 5 fldg. maps in end-pocket). Aldershot: G&P For Private Circulation Only. nd  #55629
[HLMainPic] Chin Hills 1891-93, WW1 with the Indian Corps in France 1914-15 (Neuve Chapelle &c.) then Mesoptamia 1917-18; Kurdistan & Iraq 1920-21, North-West Frontier. Officers' services, Roll of Hon., awards. Superb history with many fine illustrations & maps. Perkins 484 states: "A well written book, admirably produced." He additionally records that "A package of Addenda & Corrigenda slips was sent to all subscribers about one year after publication... a copy having these slips in place is obviously preferable..." These slips, are absent from this copy as usual. Orig. green cloth, gilt, somewhat worn ex-AMOT, some splitting to sp., overall sound. See ilustration on our website.   £125
GRAHAM (Brig.-Gen. C.A.L.) The History of the Indian Mountain Artillery. 1st Ed., xv+470pp., 16 illus., 8 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1957  #53574
[HLMainPic] From 1850 onwards these highly mobile batteries based on mule transport & "screw-guns" that broke down into portable components that could be off-loaded & into action in seconds, were utilised in every NWF campaign & overseas in WW1 (Gallipoli, German East Africa, Persia & Mespot.) & WW2 (Ethiopia, Malaya & Burma). Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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