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Armour   16 Books
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The German Army in Pictures. Prepared by the General Staff. Orig. buff printed wraps., 33pp., photos. throughout. War Office. 1941  #53426
[HLMainPic] Photos. of troops, vehicles, arms, &c. VG ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £15
BRERETON (J.M.) A History of the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards & Their Predecessors 1685-1980. 1st Ed., xiii+494pp., 4to, col. frontis., 94 plates (some col.), 12 maps & diagrams. VG in dw. Catterick: The Regt. 1982  #56304
[HLMainPic] Campaigns include Peninsular, Kaffir War, Crimea, Egypt 1882, Boer War, WW1 Western Front & WW2 BEF 1940 & North-West Europe 1944-45 from Normandy to Bremen, post-war Radfan & Cyprus. Rolls of Hon. 1914-18 & 1939-45, roll of awards post-1946. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
FLETCHER (David) Landships: British Tanks in the First World War. 1st Ed., laminated card wraps., [iv]+60pp., photos. & diagrams throughout. HMSO. 1984  #56392
[HLMainPic] Invaluable introduction to the subject, only published in this pbk. form. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
FLETCHER (David) Vanguard of Victory: The 79th Armoured Division. 1st Ed., original pbk., 88pp., 4to, num. photos., diagrams &c. HMSO. 1984  #56394
[HLMainPic] Pictorial hisory of the division's range of specialist armoured vehicles in use in Normandy & North-West Europe 1944-45, from the Tank Museum archives. Only published in this paperback form. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
FULLER (Maj.-Gen. J.F.C., CBE, DSO) Memoirs of an Unconventional Soldier. 2nd Imp., xii+494pp., portrait frontis., 8 plates, 17 diagrams, 5 fldg. maps. Nicholson & Watson. 1936  #52668
[HLMainPic] The great 'tankophile' who was Chief General Staff Officer of the Tank Corps 1916-16 & a constant & vocal advocate of the mechanised arm. This important work largely devoted to 1914-18, tanks & the operations in which they were used. Orig. red cloth, titled in black (second issue binding), minor wear, VG copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
JONES (Major Ralph E.), RAREY (Capt. George H.) & ICKS (Lt. Robert J.) The Fighting Tanks since 1916. New Ed., xvi+325pp., num. photos. & drawings. VG in dw. Old Greenwich, CT: WE Inc. 1969  #53254
[HLMainPic] Well-illustrated & comprehensive American survey of all aspects of tank development that includes reports on British, French, German & American combat use in the Great War. Useful bibliography. First published in 1933. Orig. yellow cloth, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
LEWIN (Ronald) Man of Armour: A Study of Lieut.-General Vyvyan Pope & the Development of Armoured Warfare. 1st Ed., 152pp., 6 photos. VG in dw. Cooper. 1976  #51577
[HLMainPic] Originally in the North Staffs., Pope survived the Western Front (where he commanded the 1st Bn. of his regt.) then went to the Tank Corps & held a succession of increasingly senior staff appointments: Adviser on AFV, BEF 1940, Director of AFV at GHQ MEF in 1940 & killed in an air crash on the eve of taking over 2nd Armd. Div. in the desert. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £10
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
MYERS (A.W.) Captain Anthony Wilding. 1st Ed., xii+306pp., 37 photos. Hodder & Stoughton. 1916  #57803
[HLMainPic] Wilding, a New Zealander, was a former Wimbledon Tennis Champion, Ed. in NZ & Trinity College, Cambridge, BA, qualified Barrister & Solicitor of Supreme Court of NZ, 1909. An early motorcycling enthusiast. He was commissioned in the Royal Marines in 1914 but all his service up until his death in action on 9th May 1915 was with RNAS armoured cars in France & Flanders. He is buried in Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetery, Richebourg l'Avoue. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, unobtrusive crease to front, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
ORPEN (Neil) South African Forces World War II (Vol. V): Victory in Italy. 1st Ed., xv+340pp., col. frontis., around 50 photos., 16 maps & plans (one fldg.). VG in dw. Cape Town: Purnell. 1975  #57965
[HLMainPic] Excellent account of 6th South African Armd. Div. (which included Briritsh 24 Gds, Bde., 4/13 FF Rifles of the Indian Army & other units under command) from Cassino to the end. Good photos. & maps. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £50

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