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The Gallant Legion. Complete set of 12 Vols. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1930s.  #66392
[HLMainPic] Angus & Robertson was the most prolific publisher of war memoirs in Australia after the Great War & produced a number of notable & several classic texts recording the experiences of Australian men & women in the Army, Naval, Nursing & Air services. At some point during the late 1930s, presumably to give a new lease of life to unbound sheets, the publisher reissued all these works in a series called The Gallant Legion. The sheets of various (but not 1st) editions were bound in excellent quality blue cloth with the series title at the head of the spine, plus the number of the volume in the series, with the individual volume title & author below, & a fighting soldier motif at the foot of the spine. All the volumes in this edition are complete as per the original texts, with all maps & photos. as originally published. This fine body of work, complete here in 12 volumes, includes: IDRIESS (Ion L.) The Desert Column; MAXWELL (J., VC, MC, DCM) Hell's Bells & Mademoiselles; WHITE (T.W.) Guests of the Unspeakable; RULE (E.J., MC, MM) Jacka's Mob; WILLIAMS (H.R.) The Gallant Company; TILTON (May) The Grey Battalion; REID (Frank) The Fighting Cameliers; MORROW (Edgar) Iron in the Fire; BURTON (O.E., MM) The Silent Division: New Zealanders at the Front 1914-1919; JONES (T.M.) Watchdogs of the Deep: Life in a Submarine During the Great War; SUTHERLAND (L.W., MC, DCM) Aces & Kings; MONASH (Gen. Sir John) The Australian Victories in France in 1918. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG throughout & excellent complete set. See illustrations on our website.   £425
BROMBERGER (Merry & Serge) Les Secrets de l'expedition d'Egypte. French language. 1st Ed., paperback, 271pp., 6 photos., map. Paris: Editions du 4 Fils Aymon. 1957  #66391
[HLMainPic] Contemp. French account of the Suez Crisis of 1956. Little worn, VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
ALDRICH (Robert) & CONNELL (John) France's Overseas Frontier: Departements et Territoires D'Outre-Mer. 1st Ed., x+357pp., 12 maps, 4 tables. VG in dw. Cambridge Univ. Press. 1992  #66389
[HLMainPic] A study of former French colonial territories inc. Martinique & Guadaloupe, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, &c. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
DOHERTY (Richard) The Sons of Ulster: Ulstermen at War from the Somme to Korea. 12st Ed., paperback, 167pp., photos. & maps. Belfast: Appletree Press. 1992  #66388
[HLMainPic] Personal experiences of various campaigns. VG. See illustration on our website.   £12
CANTLIE (Lt.-Gen. Sir Neil) A History of the Army Medical Department. 1st Ed., 2 vols., [519]pp., 10 illus., 17 maps (some fldg.); [448]pp., 18 illus., 12 maps (one fldg.). VG in dws. Churchill Livingstone. 1974  #66385
[HLMainPic] Comprehensive history from earliest times to the creation of the RAMC. VG in dws. See illustration on our website.   £25
BROWN (W. Sorley, late Lieut.) My War Diary (1914-1919): Recollections of Gallipoli, Lemnos, Egypt & Palestine. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 134pp., 4to, 18 photos. Galashiels: John McQueen & Sons. 1941  #66384
[HLMainPic] Detailed & rare personal account of service with 1/4th KOSB: from joining up at Galashiels in Sept. 1914, a detailed account of his training in the ranks & the build-up of the bn. for foreign service; was granted a commission in Feb. 1915 & so landed at Gallipoli, via Lemnos, as a subaltern in Nov. 1915, experiencing the last couple of months of the campaign - in appalling weather conditions - until & including the evacuation; this followed by service in Sinai & Palestine 1916-18. Originally published in instalments in the 'Border Standard' 1914-16; this, the 1st edition in volume form, was published in aid of the Galashiels Comfort Fund, presumably as a private venture by the author, in 1941). Sorley Brown also wrote the battalion history of the 1/4th KOSB. Orig. printed card wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £225
List of Officers of the Royal Regiment of Artillery from June 1862 to June 1914, With Appendices. New Edition, Volume II. ix+405pp., 4to. Sheffield: Sir W.C. Leng & Co., For the RA Institution. 1914  #66381
[HLMainPic] Details of birth date, promotions & other career details including foreign & war service, decorations &c., of all officers during the period 1862-1914. Orig. red & blue cloth, gilt, little stained & worn, entirely sound. See illustration on our website.   £35
WAITE (Major Fred) The New Zealanders at Gallipoli. 1st Ed., xix+330pp., num. photos. throughout; maps in text & lge. fldg. trench map of Anzac at end. Auckland: W&T. 1919  #66376
[HLMainPic] The NZ official history. Good account which "gives a clear picture of the conditions of the campaign... It is very well illustrated." - Falls. Orig. brown cloth, VG, Gen. Sir Alexander Godley's copy with his armorial bookplate. Note: Godley commanded ANZAC Corps on Gallipoli & XXII Corps on the Western Front (Messines, Passchendaele, Somme 1918 &c.), having been commissioned in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in 1886 & serving in several African campaigns including the Boer War at Mafeking &c. See illustrations on on our website.   £165
FULLER (Maj.-Gen. J.F.C., CB, CBE, DSO) The Decisive Battles of the Western World & Their Influence upon History. Vol. III: From The American Civil War to the End of the Second World War. 1st Ed., xiii+666pp., 45 maps. Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1956  #66375
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, gilt, little rubbed, generally VG with armorial bookplate of Bernard Fergusson, famous WW2 Chindit Brigade commander, with his review for the Spectator affixed to front ffeps. See illustration on our website.   £30
MACWILLIAM (H.D.) A Black Watch Episode of the Year 1731. Compiled from Contemporary Records, With Introduction & Notes. 1st Ed., ix+50pp., 3 illus. Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston. 1908  #66373
[HLMainPic] Concerning the murder of Ensign James Grant by a private soldier. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with armorial bookplate of Bernard Fergusson, famous WW2 Chindit Brigade commander, &c. See illustration on our website.   £45

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