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A.F.V. Recognition. Part 1: British & Allied Turreted A.F.Vs. Orig. buff printed wraps., 271pp., numerous photos. & sketches. War Office. Jan. 1943  #63916
[HLMainPic] Details & illustrations of many AFVs. This copy with various amendments/additions pasted in, somewhat serviceworn, sound. Ownership inscrip. of M.H.H. Bayley, Recce Corps. See illustrations on our website.   £25
Taurus Pursuant: A History of 11th Armoured Division. 1st Ed., [viii]+vi+118+8+44pp., num. photos. & sketches, 17 fldg. maps, ep maps. VG in dw. AP&SS, BAOR. 1946  #63593
[HLMainPic] North-West Europe campaign 1944-45, Roll of Hon. (listed by units). Well illustrated. Orig. blue cloth, VG in dw, nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £45
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
The History of The 107 Regiment Royal Armoured Corps (King's Own) June 1940-February 1946. 1st Ed., 93pp. Lengerich, Westfalia: Printed by Bischof & Klein. nd (c.1946)  #64130
[HLMainPic] 1940 war-raised unit based initially on officers & drafs from King's Own holding battalions, titled 10th (S) Bn. but changed in Jan. 1942 to 151st Reg. Royal Armoured Corps & began to train with tanks; retitled as 107 Regt. early in 1944, embarked for Normany 30th June 1944 & fought in break-out battles, Falaise, advance to the Rhine, &c. Roll of casualties, KiA or DoW, PoWs, roll of awards (with citations) & a number of interesting appendices on various actions. Some time spent with 15th & 51st Scottish Divisions. Orig. dec. paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip, VG & rare with loosely inserted typed slip "With the Compliments of Lt Colonel C.H. Taite and all officers and other ranks of the 107 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps, (King's Own)." See illustration on our website.   £220
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
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  #61526
[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.   £25
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
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
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  #62109
[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), somewhat rubbed & worn but inscribed by another great tank pioneer: "E.D. Swinton 2 Sept. 1942" (& signature of [Col.] Denis Wood, Singapore, 1952 beneath). Scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £165
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  #63691
[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, gilt, little rubbed & worn, VG & scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £125

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