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The History of the 7th Medium Regiment Royal Artillery (Now 32nd Medium Regiment R.A.) During World War II 1939-1945. 1st Ed., ix+222pp., 27 photos., 8 maps (several fldg.). Printed by Loxley Bros., Ltd., Sheffield. 1951  #62951
[HLMainPic] Detailed record of service with 30 Corps in Western Desert & Tunisia, Sicily, then NW Europe 1944-45. Excellent maps & photos. Orig. blue cloth, gilt VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
War History of the 7th Bn. The Black Watch (R.H.R.) (Fife Territorial Battalion) August 1939-May 1945. 1st Ed., xiii+146pp., 14 photos., 4 fldg. maps at end. Markinch, Fife: Markinch Ptg. Co. 1948  #63491
[HLMainPic] North Africa (Alamein, Mareth Line), Sicily & NW Europe 1944-45 in 51st (Highland) Div. Roll of Hon., awards, nominal roll of officers. Orig. green printed paper covd. boards with blue cloth backstrip, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
ARNOT (B. Douglas) That White Horse: A Brief History, The 629 (9th) Field Squadron Royal Engineers. 1st Ed., viii+69pp., 19 photos. Aldershot: G&P. 1947  #62528
[HLMainPic] 9th, later 629, Field Sqdrn. RE, served with 8th Armd. Div. in Western Desert, inc. Alamein, then via Palestine to UK & landed on D Day under "a withering hail of machine-gun fire & mortar bombs" then on to Neustadt via the Rhine Crossing, &c. Rare history including detailed account of D Day landing & subsequent days, with nominal rolls of officers & all ranks, Roll of Hon. & awards. Orig. blue cloth, silver gilt to font, minor wear, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
BARKER (Felix) Gordon Highlanders in North Africa & Sicily August 1942 to October 1943. A Short Account of a Battalion during the Two Campaigns. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 32pp., 2 maps. Sidcup, Kent: The Bydand Press. 1944  #63836
[HLMainPic] Rare contemp. history of 5th/7th Gordons (T) during these campaigns from Western Desert (inc. Alamein) to Tunisia, then Sicily, with 51st (Highland) Div., written by a sergeant of the bn. Roll of Hon. (by companies). Minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
BROWN (James Ambrose) Retreat to Victory. A Springbok's Diary in North Africa: Gazala to El Alamein 1942. 1st Ed., xiv+301pp., illus. throughout, several maps. VG in dw. Jo'burg: Ashanti Pubg. 1991  #62716
[HLMainPic] Author's diaries with South African Infantry (The Transvaal Scottish) in the 8th Army in North Africa: The Crusader Offensive, Gazala & Tobruk & on to El Alamein. A detailed & well-illustrated account. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
CAMERON (Capt. Ian C.) History of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 7th Bn. From El Alamein to Germany. 1st Ed., xiii+242pp., 22 photos., several maps. VG in chipped/torn dw. Nelson. 1946  #63878
[HLMainPic] 51st Highland Div., BEF 1940, Western Desert, Sicily, Italy & NW Europe, inc. many hard-fought battles. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, VG in chipped/torn dw. See illustration on our website.   £45
CARVER (Brig. R.M.P.) The History of 4th Armoured Brigade. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 46pp. Gluckstadt: J.J. Augustin. 1945  #63457
[HLMainPic] Independent armoured brigade in North Africa, Italy & NW Europe 1944-45. Roll of Bde. commanders, order of battle. Orig. dec. wraps., little chipped & worn, about VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
ERSKINE (Capt. Hon. David) Comp. The Scots Guards 1919-1955. 1st Ed., xx+624pp., frontis., 44 photos., 45 maps. Clowes, For the Regiment. 1956  #63555
[HLMainPic] Substantial history incl. Norway 1940, North Africa & Italy, NW Europe 1944-45 & Malaya 1948-51. Roll of Hon., awards, officers services &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
GRAHAM (Lt.-Col. F.C.C.) History of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders: 1st Bn. 1939-1945. 1st Ed., x+261pp., 42 photos., 14 maps. VG in chipped. Nelson. 1948  #63879
[HLMainPic] Palestine, Abyssinia, Western Desert (incl. El Alamein), Crete & Italy. Roll of Hon, awards & of officers. Orig. green cloth, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £45

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LEWIS (Major P.J., MC) & ENGLISH (Major I.R., MC) 8th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry 1939-1945. 1st Ed., viii+319pp., 19 photos., 14 maps (inc. eps). Newcastle upon Tyne: Bealls Ltd. 1949  #62836
[HLMainPic] BEF & Dunkirk 1940; 50th Div. Western Desert (inc. El Alamein, Mareth Line &c.), Sicily (inc. battle of Primosole bridge) then Normandy to Nijmegan & disbanded Dec. 1944. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, gilt (hardback edition: an edition was also issued in card wraps.), VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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