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CHIDGEY (H.T.) Black Square Memories: An Account of the 2/8th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xv+184pp., portrait frontis., fldg. sketch map in end-pocket. Oxford: Blackwell. 1924  #56860
An affectionate, detailed bn. history from its raising in 1914, training, F&F (182nd Bde., 61st Div.) 1916-Feb. 1918 when disbanded. Officers' roll, casualties. Orig. blue cloth spine & paper covd. boards, gilt & dec. with regimental badge to panel on front board, little rubbed, VG & rare: only 200 copies printed; this copy inscribed from Thos. Freer-Ash, Colonel, who served with the unit, also commanded 2/8th Warwicks & 5th RWF, &c., plus bookplate of Roy & Gwladys Freer-Ash. See illustration on our website.   £225
HAY (Col. G.J.) History of the Militia (The Constitutional Force). 1st Ed., 444pp., royal 8vo. United Sces. Gazette. nd 1905  #56847
[HLMainPic] Histories of all Militia units extant in 1905: origin, embodied service & special services including the Boer War (with details of awards &c.). Orig. red cloth, gilt, lacks ffep o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
BRETT-JAMES (Antony) Ball of Fire: The Fifth Indian Division in the Second World War. 1st Ed., xiv+481pp., 66 photos., 12 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1951  #56846
[HLMainPic] East then North Africa, followed by PAIFORCE then Burma inc. Arakan, then flown up to Kohima & Imphal & the advance south through Meiktila to Rangoon. The author was a captain with divisional signals & later a prominent military historian. Orig. black cloth, titled in red, minor wear, several related newspaper obits. pasted in at rear. VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
MARWICK (Arthur) The Deluge: British Society & the First World War. Paperback Ed., 336pp., 17 photos. Macmillan Press. 1979.  #56845
[HLMainPic] Ground-breaking study & uncommon. Nice copy of paperback edition. See illustration on our website.   £10
MORRIS (Capt. J., late RAF) The German Air Raids on Great Britain 1914-1918. Reprint of 1930s 1st Ed., xiii+306pp., 19 photos., 6 fldg. maps. Pordes. 1969.  #56844
[HLMainPic] Standard detailed study. VG ex-reference lib. with minor markings, in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
BURTON (Lt.-Col. F.N.) & COMYNS (Lt. A.P., MC) The War Diary (1914-1918) of 10th (Service) Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers. 1st Ed., 100pp. Plymouth: Wm. Brendon & Son. 1926  #56843
[HLMainPic] Raising, training & services in France from Sept. 1915: served Ypres Salient, Somme, Arras &c. Casualties of all ranks noted throughout, awards &c. Paper wraps. with label to front. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £120
ELLIS (Capt., C., formerly Adjutant) The 4th (Denbighshire) Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers in the Great War. 1st Ed., xv+148pp., 11 photos. Wrexham: Woodall, Minshall, Thomas & Co. Ltd. 1926  #56842
[HLMainPic] Territorial bn. mobilised in 1914 & arrived in France in November. Attached to the 1st Div. it saw much service in the trenches & was later made Pioneer Bn. of the 47th (London) Div., Somme, Ypres, March Retreat, Final Advance &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. dec. paper covd. boards with blue cloth backstrip, nice copy, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £225
TAYLOR (Capt. H.A., formerly Royal Fus. & General Staff) Good-Bye to the Battlefields: To-Day & Yesterday on the Western Front. 1st Ed., 288pp., 64 photos., map. Stanley Paul. 1930  #56841
[HLMainPic] Description of the battlefields, relics & memorials during the inter-war period, with many interesting 1920s photos. of towns & villages, cemeteries & memorials, battlefield areas &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG, nice copy & scarce with presentation inscription "To Mr F.A. Cowling whose courtesy and consideration have made the launching of the book as much a pleasure as the writing of it. H.A. Taylor. 4/6/30." See illustration on our website.   £65
Nursing Adventures: A F.A.N.Y. in France. 1st Ed., vii+203pp., frontis., 14 photos. Heinemann. 1917  #56840
[HLMainPic] Personal account of service with First Aid Nursing Yeomanry on the Western Front from the early days in 1914: description of the hospital, life at a Regimental Aid Post, &c. Author possibly Grace McDougall. Orig. red cloth, blocked black, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
CARVER (Lt.-Col. R.M.P., CBE, DSO, MC) Second to None: The Royal Scots Greys, 1919-1945. 1st Ed., xvi+210pp., 18 plates, 20 fldg. maps Printed for the Regiment. 1954  #56839
[HLMainPic] Tank regiment in North Africa, Italy & North-West Europe campaigns. Roll of Hon., awards & officers. Orig. blue cloth, VG ex-lib. with minor markings. See illustration on our website.   £95

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