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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   326 Books
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The Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry 1848-1948. 1st Ed., 126pp., 4to, 18 plates, tailpieces to each chapter. Glasow: Printed for the Regiment by MacLehose & Co. 1948  #56743
[HLMainPic] Includes active service in Boer War, squadrons served in Gallipoli, Egypt & Western Front in WW1 & as anti-tank units in WW2. Very nicely illustrated & produced history, orig. qtr. morocco, VG throughout & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
A Short History of the Units administered by the Kent Territorial & Auxiliary Forces Association. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 88pp. (inc. adverts), several photos. Published & Produced by Reid-Hamilton Publishers. nd (c.1950).  #56424
[HLMainPic] The "Official Handbook" to the Territorial & Auxiliary Forces of the County of kent, c.1950, inc. details of various local Artillery, Engineer, RAMC, REME &c. units. VG ex-IWM. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
Records of the 54th West Norfolk Regiment. 1st Ed., [ii]+87+xxivpp., 2 plates. Roorkee, India: Printed at the Thomason Civil Engineering College Press. 1881  #48433
[HLMainPic] Later 2nd Dorset Regt. Includes service in North America, Low Countries, Egypt 1800, West Indies, Waterloo 1815, Burma 1825, Indian Mutiny, &c. Several rolls of officers at different dates. Orig. green pebble cloth, gilt to front, VG with decorative ownership/presentation inscrip. to ffep. See illustration on our website.   £65
War Diary of the 1st Life Guards. First Year, 1914-1915. 1st Ed., 80pp., 4to, frontis. (with 5 oval portraits of COs). No imprint, The Regt. nd  #49051
[HLMainPic] Based on the diaries of Lt.-Col. E.B. Cook, Surgeon-Major Cowie & the official regimental War Diary. Rolls of officers, Rolls of Honour &c. Fine copy of superior quarto edition, orig. deluxe three-qtr. morocco, gilt, dec. faux silk endpapers. See illustration on our website.   £90
History of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Vol. VII: Campaigns in Mesopotamia & East Africa, & the Inter-War Period, 1919-38. 1st Ed., xv+351pp., 9 portraits, 3 fldg. maps in end-pocket, 3 in text. VG in dw. Chatham: Inst. of REs. 1952  #54815
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of all aspects of Sapper operations in Mespot., East Africa & inter-war disturbances in Shanghai & Abyssinia, as well as technical developments. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
The Red Lanyard: Journal of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment. Vol. 2 No. 7, August 1946. Orig. dec. wraps., 24pp., photos. & cartoons. Detmold: Herman Bosmann. 1946  #56527
[HLMainPic] Attractive & scarce journal containing regimental news, sports, &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
2nd Bn. Queen's Westminster Rifles. Untitled souvenir album (compiled by J.G. Barker, assisted by several dozen former comrades who lent negatives &c.), comprising [iii]+15pp. letterpress + 228 real photos. mounted on 29 leaves. VG in dw. No imprint/date (c.1920).  #57045
[HLMainPic] High quality production comprising a very short account of the Bn's. raising & active service with 60th Div., France briefly then Salonika, Egypt then France again in 1918, followed by Roll of Hon. & index to the 228 photos. of the campaign in Egypt & Palestine, military & local scenes, outposts, PoWs, bridges across the River Jordan, Battalion's Guide & Arab Interpreter, Bivouacing, Westminsters Leaving Jericho, &c. Orig. plain blue cloth, VG in plain grey dw, VG & scarce.   £245
History of the Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles. 1st Ed., xvi+489pp., col. frontis., 26 photos., 14 maps. Printed for the Regt. 1921  #53057
Detailed history: 1st Bn. Western Front 1915-18; 2nd Bn. F&F briefly then Palestine & back to France in 1918. Nominal roll, awards &c. VG ex-IWM lib.   £25
History of the 50th Infantry Brigade 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 175pp., 10 fldg. maps. Printed for Private Circulation. 1919  #57006
[HLMainPic] 17th (Northern) Div., 10th WYR; 7th EYR; 7th Yorkshires & 7th Y&L. Orders of Battle, officers roll with details of service for all four bns., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with ownership inscrip. of "J.G. Laithwaite, 10th Lancs. Fusiliers, 52nd Brigade, May 1017-July 1918" (Sir Gilbert Laithwaite became a senior colonial adminstrator & published his recollections of March 1918 in 1971). See illustration on our website.   £65
History of the Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles. 1st Ed., xvi+489pp., col. frontis., 26 photos., 14 maps. Printed for the Regt. 1921  #49436
[HLMainPic] Detailed history: 1st Bn. Western Front 1915-18; 2nd Bn. F&F briefly then Palestine & back to France in 1918. Nominal roll, awards &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £30

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