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Artillery & Trench Mortar Memories, 32nd Division. 1st Ed., 687pp. Printed by Unwin Bros. 1932  #57541
[HLMainPic] Very substantial compilation by Old Comrades, containing diaries of Lt. A.B. Scott, MC, of "X" & "W" TM Batteries & Reconnaissance Officer, 32nd Div. Artillery HQ; Rev. R.E. Grice-Hutchinson, MC, Chaplain, 32nd Div. Artillery; late Major L. Heathcote-Amory, Staff Capt., 32nd Div. Artillery (DoW Aug. 1918) & brief recollections by seven others. Orig. cloth, sp. sl. tanned & spotted, o/w VG & very scarce with ink ownership inscrip. of John Gillies, an artillery officer who appears a number of times in the diary of The Rev. R.E. Grice-Hutchinson, MC, reproduced within the work. See illustration on our website.   £145

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Report of the Ministry: Overseas Military Forces of Canada 1918. 1st Ed., xv+533pp., 31 photos., 13 fldg. maps. Printed by HMSO By Authority of the Ministry, Overseas Military Forces of Canada. 1919  #57644
[HLMainPic] A full & rewarding official survey of Canadian Corps operations throughout the final year of the war, with some interesting maps & photos; additionally addresses various issues such as The Organisation, Administration & Functions of the Canadian Corps; Operations of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade (1918); GHQ, AG's Branch, QMG's Branch, Railway Troops; Forestry Corps; Canadian Tank Battalion; Medical Corps., &c. &c. Fully indexed. Useful maps & good photos. Orig. grey cloth, titled in black to front & sp., very nice copy & scarce thus. Not in Perkins. See illustration on our website.   £145
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France May 1918 to the Armistice. Hardback reprint, lxxvi+1099pp., 430 illus. & maps. VG in dw. Univ. of Queensland Press. 1983  #56272
[HLMainPic] Vol. VI of the Australian Official History. Scarce hardback reprint. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
COOPER (Bryan) Tank Battles of World War I. 1st Ed., 95pp., 97 photos., 7 maps. VG in dw. Allan. 1974  #57098
[HLMainPic] Useful precis inc. eye-witness accounts. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
CUTLACK (F.M.) The Australians: Their Final Campaign, 1918, An Account of the Concluding Operations of the Australian Divisions in France. 1st Ed., 336pp., 15 maps & plans. Sampson Low. 1919  #55642
[HLMainPic] 1918 ops. inc. Villers Bretonneux, Amiens &c. Includes tables of the infantry bns. of the five Australian divisions. Orig. red cloth, titled in black to sp. & front, little rubbed & worn, about VG & uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £75
EDMONDS (Sir James) Military Operations France & Belgium 1918 Part IV: 8th August-26th September, The Franco-British Offensive. Text (this volume not issued with mapcase), xxv+623pp., 4 fldg. maps in end-pocket, 31 sketch maps. HMSO. 1947  #58547
[HLMainPic] Battles of Amiens & Albert, advance to the Hindenburg Line &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, ex-lib., sp. & front spotted & stained but sound & among the rarest of the France & Belgium series. See illustration on our website.   £160
MURRAY WILSON (G.) Ed. Fighting Tanks: An Account of the Tank Corps in Action 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 250pp., 24 illus. Seeley. 1929  #53079
Collaborative account including contributions by J.F.C. Fuller, Cdr. Locker-Lampson, Hotblack, Elliott & many other officers & NCOs of the regiment, edited by the former Senior Chaplain to the Royal Tank Corps. Orig. black dec. cloth, rather rubbed & worn but sound & complete.   £30
SNELL (Col. A.E., CMG, DSO) The C.A.M.C. With the Canadian Corps During the Last Hundred Days of the Great War. 1st Ed., ix+292pp., 4 plans. Ottawa: King's Printer. 1924  #48843
[HLMainPic] Superb & lucid record of medical arrangements during the final advance with close detail on the organisation & work of the Canadian Army Medical Corps, inc. plans of Dressing Stations & CCS, but unfortunately lacking end-pocket maps. Roll of MOs with the Canadian Corps, Order of Battle &c. "an important source for the specialist researcher" - Perkins. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG, military lib. stamp. & trace of bookplate removed from front ep o/w VG & scarce. 1000 copies printed. See illustration on our website.   £75
SOMERS (Lt.-Col. Lord, DSO, MC) The War History of the Sixth Tank Battalion. 1st Ed., vi+247pp., 8 plates. Privately printed. 1919  #58310
[HLMainPic] Engaged in 27 actions from Jan. 1917 to the armistice (inc. 3rd Ypres & Cambrai, Amiens & Hindenburg Line) with Mark IV & Medium Mark "A" tanks. Nominal roll of all ranks & roll of awards. Orig. red cloth, VG, sp. sl. faded o/w a nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £75

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SOUTHERN (Lt. L.J.C.) The Bedfordshire Yeomanry in the Great War. 1st Ed., xix+146pp., fldg. map. Bedford: Rush & Warwick. 1935  #57258
[HLMainPic] France & Flanders 1915-18 inc. Somme & Cambrai, 1918 campaign &c.; Roll of Hon., awards, nominal rolls. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, somewhat rubbed/worn, about VG & rare with ink ownership inscrip. of H.J. Cook, who embarked with the regiment for F&F in 1915 & served as Sgt.-Major of the Machine Gun Section until commissioned in the regiment; rejoined as 2/Lt. in April 1916. See illustration on our website.   £125

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