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The Army Gradation List, February 1957. Gradation Lists, containing dob, promotion dates & staff appointments of officers. Orig. printed card wraps., worn but sound. See illustration on our website.  #64224
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DRAGON SCHOOL: Memorials of Old Boys of the Dragon School, Oxford, Who Gave Their Lives in the War of 1939-1945. 1st Ed., ix+532pp., 4to, illus. throughout. Oxford: Blackwell, for the Dragon School. 1948  #64216
[HLMainPic] Very extensive obits. of 134 who fell, mostly with several portraits. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
A Short History of the 1st King's Dragoon Guards from the Regimental Records, Army Despatches & Othe Papers Connected with The History of the Regiment from its Formation in 1685 to 1929. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., 66pp., portrait frontis. Aldershot: G&P. 1931  #64214
[HLMainPic] The 1st KDG did not publish a WW1 history so this work has value for its concise but informative account of the regiment's services in France & Flanders with the Lucknow Cavalry Brigade 1914-17, with much on 1915. The regiment returned to Meerut at the end of 1917 & participated in the 3rd Afghan War 1919. Appendices include a statement of "Dates & Places in Which The Regiment was Billeted, Camped, Bivouacked, or In Trenches, From November 12th, 1914, up to October 26th, 1917" also a Great War Roll of Hon. (listing those killed & wounded), WW1 awards roll, plus similar listings for Afghan War 1919. Little chipped, VG ex-IWM with minor stamps inc. 'Withdrawn' stamp inside rear cover. Uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £45
KEARSEY (Lt.-Col. A., DSO, OBE) The Operations in Egypt & Palestine 1914 to June 1917, Illustrating the Field Service Regulations. 2nd Ed., [vii]+88pp., 11 sketch maps. Aldershot: G&P. nd (c.1930)  #64213
[HLMainPic] Useful work contains Appreciation of the Situation at various points; Diary of Events; Descriptions of Battles in Sinai, Palestine & Western Desert illustrating FSR. These include personal experience of the author during the campaign. Orig. red printed card wraps., minor wear, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
NEAVE (Dorina L.) Remembering Kut: "Lest We Forget." 1st Ed., x+322pp., portrait frontis., map. Barker. 1937  #64212
[HLMainPic] Plight of the Kut other-rank prisoners: the awful conditions of their march into captivity & so forth. Orig. light blue cloth, little rubbed & worn, generally VG & signed by the author on ffep: "Dorina Lockhart Neave 26th April 1937." See illustration on our website.   £75
PRICE (G. Ward) The Story of the Salonica Army. 1st Ed., xiii+298pp., 5 plates, map. H&S. 1918  #64211
[HLMainPic] Useful contemporary historical & operational account that "suffered naturally from the necessity for discretion, but gives a good idea of the conditions of the long-drawn campaign in Macedonia." - Falls. Author was Official Correspondent with the Allied Forces in the Balkans. Orig. red cloth, titled in black, sp. little sunned o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
SELIGMAN (V.J.) The Salonika Side-Show. 1st Ed., 256pp., 10 photos., 2 fldg. maps, one small sketch map in text. Allen & Unwin. 1919  #64210
[HLMainPic] Personal impressions of an Army Service Corps officer with 60th Div. during 1917-18. Seligman was a young officer who left Charterhouse early in the war. Falls writes: "His book consists of a series of sketches, most of them slight in nature, of conditions during the campaign in Macedonia. One or two of the papers are of a more serious kind, & all give a good notion of the atmosphere of this curious campaign of many nationalities." One notable light-hearted but useful descriptive piece is "Maxims of a Supply Officer" in which the author explains the problems of balancing units' expectations with available supplies, et al. Orig. wheat cloth, titled in brown, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65
FEILDING (Lt.-Col. Rowland C., DSO) War Letters to a Wife, France & Flanders 1915-1919. 1st Ed., xv+382pp., 16 photos., ep map. Medici. 1929  #64209
[HLMainPic] Service with 3rd Coldstream F&F 1915-16 as a company commander, then commanded 6th (S) Bn. Connaught Rangers (16th Irish Div.) on the Somme & later 1/15th Londons (47th Div.) until the end of the war. Falls, awarding a rare two-star rating, states: "In simple terms, but with remarkable power, with hardly a complaint - except on a few occasions when he thought his officers or men unfairly used - he tells a wonderful story. Very few men can have such a story to tell, for very few had the fortune like him to survive battle after battle, & come out not only unwounded but unscathed in nerve & spirit." Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG, nice copy with pencil ownership inscrip. to ffep "Dorothy Schofield" & presentation inscrip. to half title: "To dear Harry With much love from Dorothy 29-1-'30" beneath which an unknown hand has added "H. Schofield VC at Colenso." See illustration on our website.   £45
ISSELIN (Henri) The Battle of the Marne. Intro. by John Terraine. 1st Eng. Ed., 296pp., 40 photos., 4 maps. VG in dw. Elek. 1965  #64207
[HLMainPic] Excellent account of the 1914 battle that reversed the Retreat from Mons. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
The Amazing Story of Weapons Made from Waste. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 62pp., illus. throughout. Odhams. nd (c.1942)  #64204
[HLMainPic] Nicely produced & well illustrated booklet explains the benefits of recycling paper, scrap metal, &c., e.g., 5000 tons of salvaged waste paper frees up one ship to carry munitions of war. Minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20

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