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KEEN (Caroline) An Imperial Crisis in British India: The Manipur Uprising of 1891. 1st Ed., xvii+214pp., 8 illus., 2 maps. VG in dw. I.B. Tauris. 2015  #57116
[HLMainPic] Scholarly study of neglected anti-British revolt in Imphal region. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
[MANNING (Frederic)] Her Privates We. By Private 19022. 8th Imp., vii+453pp. VG in dw. Peter Davies. 1937.  #57115
[HLMainPic] The expurgated text of The Middle Parts of Fortune, the classic account of Manning's experiences in the ranks of the 7th KSLI. Very nice, fine copy of 8th Imp., in 7th Imp. dw: noted for the striking cloth design of the original edition, there were then several reprints with plain cloth & wrappers, then just two impressions appear to have been issued with the very attractive illustrated jacket which this copy retains. See illustration on our website.   £145
LONGMORE (Capt. C.) The Old Sixteenth: Being a Record of the 16th Battalion, A.I.F., During the Great War, 1914-1918. 1st Ed., x+274pp., 49 photos., several maps. Perth: 16th Bn. OCA. 1929.  #57114
[HLMainPic] Gallipoli & Western Front. Nominal rolls &c. "The story is told with clarity & wry humour..." -Perkins 647. Orig. black calf, gilt to front & sp., latter chipped & worn with loss. Rare original edition. See illustration on our website.   £245
WREN (Eric) Randwick to Hargicourt: History of the 3rd Battalion A.I.F. 1t Ed., xxxii+401pp., approx. 100 photos., 12 maps. Sydney: McDonald. 1935  #57113
[HLMainPic] Detailed & well-illusrated record of Gallipoli & Western Front. Complete nominal roll, awards. Perkins 642 ("a prime source"). Orig. blue cloth, sp. sunned & chipped with small loss. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
KILLINGRAY (David) & OMISSI (David) Eds. Guardians of Empire: The Armed Forces of the Colonial Powers c.1700-1964. 1st Ed., [x]+259pp., 10 maps. VG in dw. Manchester Univ. Press. 1999.  #57111
[HLMainPic] Eleven scholarly essays on subjects such as Imperial vice: sex, drink & the health of British troops in North Indian cantonments, 1800-1858; The recruitment of Indonesian soldiers for the Dutch Colonial Army; Military power in German colonial policy: the Schutztruppen & their leaders in East & South-West Africa, 1888-1918; the spread of French military operations in Algeria, 1954-58, &c. Much of interest & unobtainable. See illustration on our website.   £65
MAHAJAN (Sneh) British Foreign Policy 1874-1914: The Role of India. 1st Ed., xiii+264pp. Routledge. 2002.  #57110
[HLMainPic] Scholarly examination inc. Triple Alliance, Russia threat, lead-up to WW1 &c. Orig. boards (without dw, as issued). VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
HEATHCOTE (T.A.) Balochistan, The British & The Great Game: The Struggle for the Bolan Pass, Gateway to India. 1st Ed., xiii+292pp., 11 illus., 2 maps. VG in dw. Hurst & Co. 2015.  #57109
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CHARTERIS (Brig.-Gen. J., CMG, DSO) At G.H.Q. 1st Ed., viii+363pp., portrait frontis. Cassell. 1931  #57108
[HLMainPic] Day-to-day account based on letters to his wife by Haig's intelligence chief throughout the war on the Western Front from 1914 onwards. Much interesting material & revealing gossip. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, near fine & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45
HEIN (Alfred) In the Hell of Verdun. Translated by F.H. Lyon. 3rd Eng. Ed., 372pp. Cassell. 1935  #57107
[HLMainPic] Novel clearly drawing on personal experience. Uncommon & not in Hager & Taylor's bibliography. Orig black cloth, titled in red, minor wear, about VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
BULEY (E.C.) Glorious Deeds of Australasians in the Great War. 1st Ed., 337pp., portrait frontis., 32 photos., fldg. map. Melrose. 1915  #57105
[HLMainPic] Buley interviewed hundreds of wounded Australian soldiers in London hospitals to compile this account of their exploits at Gallipoli. Orig. dec. blue cloth, somewhat rubbed & worn but sound throughout. See illustration on our website.   £35

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