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Armoured Corps   3 Books
JOLLY ([Lt.-Col.] Alan [DSO]) Blue Flash: The Story of an Armoured Regiment. 1st Ed., xi+168pp., 12 photos., 13 maps (2 fldg.). Fine in sl worn dw. Printed for the Author by Solicitors' Law Stationary Soc. 1952  #58799
[HLMainPic] The war-raised 144th Regt. Royal Armoured Corps: Sherman tanks in NW Europe 1944-45, where, early in 1945, they were honoured by renaming as 4th Bn. RTR, resurrecting the original (regular) 4 RTR that had ceased to exist at Tobruk. Excellent & rare history inc. Normandy Breakout, campaigns in France, Low Countries & across the Rhine to Luneberg Heath. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, near fine in sl. creased, but rare & attractive dw, housed in original postage box from the publishers to Mr. C. Willsher, undoubtedly a member of the unit. See ilillustration on our website.   £225
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
NEVILLE (Capt. R.F.) The First Northamptonshire Yeomanry in Northwest Europe. With Drawings by Major D.G. Bevan, MC. 1st Ed., 104pp., 21 photos., 8 maps, sketches. Brunswick, Germany: Meyer. 1946  #58805
[HLMainPic] Armoured regiment from Normandy via Holland & Ardennes to the Rhine Crossing. Roll of Hon., awards. Very nice clean copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £85




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