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Amiens   21 Books
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[HOLT (Capt. H.P.)] The History of the 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xi+112pp., 4 portraits, 15 maps. Privately printed. 1937  #60477
[HLMainPic] France & Flanders 1915-18. It is known that just 250 copies were printed. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG, nice copy & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
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  #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  #59882
[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. Covers creased & worn, but rare, with loosely inserted printed slip from the author. See illustrations on our website.   £125
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
CORRIGALL (Major D.J., DSO, MC) The History of the Twentieth Canadian Battalion (Central Ontario Regiment), Canadian Expeditionary Force, in the Great War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xvii+327pp. (text) & 268pp. (service roll). Fldg. panorama of the bn. on parade, 7 photos., 31 maps. Toronto: Stone & Cox (for the Trustees of the 20th Bn.). 1935  #60512
[HLMainPic] Western Front 1915-18 inc. St Eloi, Somme, Vimy, Passchendaele, Amiens &c. "...a massive compilation of names, facts, statistics & historical narrative. The scholarship is deeply impressive..." - Perkins 107. Service details of all ranks. Orig. green & black cloth, gilt, VG, nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £225
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
DINESEN (Lt. T., VC) Merry Hell! A Dane with the Canadians. 1st Eng. Ed., 254pp., 15 plates. Jarrolds. 1929  #59469
[HLMainPic] Author reached Canada in 1917 & enlisted in the Royal Highlanders of Canada (Black Watch), arrived at the Western Front in March 1918 & won the VC in the Battle of Amiens (the only Danish holder of the award), also the Croix de Guerre & a commission. Informative account of training & active service with the Canadians. Orig. red cloth, titled in black, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
EDMONDS (Brig. Sir James E.) A Short History of World War 1. 1st Ed., xxxiv+454pp., 34 maps (most fldg.). OUP. 1951  #60371
[HLMainPic] Highly informative & accessible account of operations on all fronts. Less well-known than it deserves, perhaps because of its scarcity. The author was Director of the Historical Section (Military Branch) of the Committee of Imperial Defence & the OH was compiled under his guidance. He perceived this to be the final volume of the Official History, rounding up the contents of the pervious series', but post-WW2 HMSO was uninclined to sanction this so the work was published commercially. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website   £65

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