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Artillery & Trench Mortar Memories, 32nd Division. 1st Ed., 687pp. Printed by Unwin Bros. 1932  #63558
[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. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
The 1st Canadian Division in the Battles of 1918. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 55pp., 4 plates, 5 maps. Barrs & Co. 1919  #60730
[HLMainPic] Good accounts & maps of Battles of Amiens, Arras & Cambrai, Aug.-Sept. 1918. Very nice copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
[HAIG (F-M Sir Douglas)] COOPER (Duff) Haig. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., 402+xii & 484pp., 21 plates, 20 maps. VG in dws. Faber. 1935  #64398
[HLMainPic] Competent biography; for many years the standard work on Haig. Mainly devoted to the Great War. Orig. black cloth, gilt, VG in sl. chipped dws. See illustration on our website.   £50
AQUILA [Pseud. of DELIUS (Capt. J.D.)] With the Cavalry in the West. 1st Ed., 246pp., 8 plates by F.W. Reed, 2 maps. John Lane/Bodley Head (On Active Service series). 1922  #63931
[HLMainPic] Unusual, & thus valuable, anonymous first-hand account by a junior officer: wartime Sandhurst course, then with a regiment of 2nd Cav. Div. (4th Hussars, 5th Cavd. Bde.) in France & Flanders from Oct. 1915-armistice inc. battles of Somme, Arras, Cambrai, March Retreat, Amiens & Final Advance. He records disappointments as, time after time, his regiment was held in readiness for a breakthrough but denied the opportunity to act; in between it was employed on working parties, dismounted infantry in trench warfare &c. The author was a troop commander & then adjt. during most of 1918. Orig. orange cloth, blindstamped & title in black, covers stained & worn, yet sound, & scarce. The author was the younger brother of the famous composer Frederick Delius. See illustration on our website.   £75
BEAMAN ([Lt.-Col.] Ardern [Arthur Hulme, DSO]) The Squadroon. 1st Ed., xvii+306pp., sketch map (of trenches near Hargicourt). John Lane, Bodley Head. 1920  #59352
[HLMainPic] Beaman, a regular officer of the 1st Cavalry, Indian Army, who won the DSO on the North-West Frontier in 1915, joined the 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars as a combatant officer early in October 1917. He was present with the regiment at Cambrai & the regimental history records in detail his command of a 'composite squadron' in March 1918 & later "C" Squadron at Amiens &c. For reasons unknown he chose to present this Western Front 'memoir' from the point of view of the regimental chaplain: in any case it is a rare & interesting account of a cavalry regiment in France during 1917-18. Falls was unaware of the author's true identity, writing (in 'War Books'): "Mr Beaman went out to France in September 1917 as a Chaplain for attachment to a cavalry regiment. He records in great detail the life behind the lines, the events of the Battle of Cambrai, the German March Offensive, & the advance to victory. He is a sympathetic writer." Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £120
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
BOND (Lt.-Col. R.C., DSO) The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in the Great War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xviii+[352]pp., frontis., 12 plates, 14 maps (some fldg.). Lund, Humphries & Co. nd 1929  #63165
[HLMainPic] Almost entirely Western Front inc. all main battles from Mons & Le Cateau to the Final Advance. Excellent detailed history with awards, officers killed/wounded noted in text. Orig. blue cloth., gilt, sp. stained & worn, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
BOND (Lt.-Col. R.C., DSO) The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in the Great War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xviii+[352]pp., frontis., 12 plates, 14 maps (some fldg.). Lund, Humphries & Co. nd 1929  #59538
[HLMainPic] Almost entirely Western Front inc. all main battles from Mons & Le Cateau to the Final Advance. Excellent detailed history with awards, officers killed/wounded noted in text. Orig. blue cloth., gilt, sp. very faded o/w VG throughout. See illustration on our website.   £125
BURNE (Major A.H., RA) Some Pages from the History of "Q" Battery, R.H.A., in the Great War. Strung together by A.H.B. 1st Ed., orig. limp wraps., [iv]+51pp., 6 photos., 3 fldg. maps. Woolwich: RA Inst. 1922  #63040
[HLMainPic] History summarising events 1914-17 then concentrating mainly on the last twelve months: Battles of Bullecourt 1917; The Knoll 1917; Cambrai 1917; events of March-April 1918; Hamel; Amiens; Hindenburg Line, &c. Nicely detailed inc. notes of casualties & awards to all ranks, several good maps & six excellent photos. of Battery positions taken in 1921. VG & rare. See illustrations on our website.   £145
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

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