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Army Service Corps   12 Books
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AGATE (Capt. James E.) L. of C. (Lines of Communication): Being the Letters of a Temporary Officer in the A.S.C. 1st Ed., xii+288pp. Constable. 1917  #42216
Impressions during training & service in France. Orig. green cloth, sp. dull o/w about VG.   £28
BADCOCK (Bt. Lt.-Col. G.E., CBE, DSO) A History of the Transport Services of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force 1916-1917-1918. 1st Ed., 388pp., portrait frontis., fldg. maps, several sketches & tables. Rees. 1925  #56458
[HLMainPic] Detailed account of camel, donkey & mechanical transport, with personal reminiscences & a useful roll of the officers of each unit. Falls, in a lengthy review, writes: "...He has written an interesting & witty account of the transportation services, but in some respects must be said to have missed a great opportunity, for he deals rather with composition than organisation... filled by detailed accounts of the merits & demerits of particular vehicles, & of the methods by which the demerits were overcome in the workshops.... So that, while the details he gives are a tribute to resource & ingenuity, they are not particualrly useful to the student of transportation problems." Orig. blue cloth, gilt, some staining to sp. o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
BEATSON (A.M., Temp. Lt, ASC) The Motor Bus in War: Being the Impressions of an A.S.C. Officer during Two & a Half Years at the Front. 1st Ed., 224pp. T. Fisher Unwin. 1918  #52872
[HLMainPic] Service with the Mechanical Transport Supply Column of an Indian Cavalry Division on the Western Front from end of 1914 inc. Bethune Sector, Battle of the Somme &c. Scarce & much of interest on L-of-C work. Orig. green cloth, gilt, lacking ffep, little spotted o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £90
GILLAM (Major John Graham, DSO) Gallipoli Diary. 1st Ed., 328pp., 13 plates. Allen & Unwin. 1918  #55500
[HLMainPic] ASC 29th Division throughout the campaign; a detailed day-to-day diary/commentary of events. Rare 1st Ed., orig. cloth, VG with bookplate & signature of Admiral Sir [Thomas] Hugh Binney (KCB, KCMG, DSO, Gunnery Officer aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth during Dardanelles campaign; Governor of Tasmania, 1945-51, &c.). See illustration on our website.   £125
GILLAM (Major John Graham, DSO) Gallipoli Diary. Reprint, 341pp., frontis., ep maps. VG in dw. Strong Oak Press/TDP. 1989  #56032
[HLMainPic] ASC 29th Division throughout the campaign; a detailed day-to-day diary/commentary of events. This edition with valuable Foreword & Dramatis Personae contributed by Peter T. Scott. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
JONES (Francis S.) Escape to Nowhere. 1st Ed., 267pp., portrait frontis., 3 maps. VG in dw. Bodley Head. 1952  #57984
[HLMainPic] Driver Jones RASC was a persistent escaper: first in Greece, then Italy & Germany: he spent much time at large but was always recaptured. The publisher claims that this book would become "the 'other ranks' escape classic of WW2." VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
LELAND (Lt.-Col. F.W., CBE, DSO) With the M.T. in Mesopotamia. 1st Ed., xiv+253pp., 47 illus. Forster Groom. 1920  #55281
[HLMainPic] Full descriptions of the units, vehicles & operations, with roll of awards, lists of units & officers. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
LEVY (Stanley J.) Memories of the 71st & 83rd Companies, R.A.S.C., M.T., 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 176pp., frontis., 20 photos., 25 sketches. Printed for Private Circulation in an Edition of 200 copies by The Abbey Press, Westminster. 1931  #57042
[HLMainPic] Finely produced record of these Mechanical Transport units of the ASC on the Western Front, with much interesting & intimate detail on their work & experiences. Operations include 1st, 2nd & 3rd Ypres; Neuve Chapelle; Loos; Battles of the Somme, &c. Orig. half blue morocco, cloth boards, gilt to front & spine, little rubbed, generally VG indeed. This example, No. 112 of just 200 produced, presented to former comrade W. Fieldhouse. A particularly rare & informative record. See illustration on our website.   £225
LIPSCOMBE (Mechanist Sergt-Major G., RASC) The Peregrinations of the 34th Divisional (M.T.) Coy. (179 Coy. R.A.S.C.) During The Great War of 1914-1919. 1st Ed., [xi]+76pp., col. plate of div. & coy. signs., portrait frontis., 17 plates. Aldershot: G&P. 1920  #58199
[HLMainPic] Rare & very nicely presented history. Includes a complete history, 1916-18, but mainly the battles of 1918 after the coy. was merged with the 180 MT Coy. from 18th Division in March 1918. Much on the German spring offensive &c. Nominal roll of officers & men. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £95
SELIGMAN (V.J.) The Salonika Side-Show. 1st Ed., 256pp., 10 photos., 2 fldg. maps. Allen & Unwin. 1919  #49031
[HLMainPic] "Mr Seligman was a subaltern in the RASC. His book consists of a series of sketches, most of them slight in nature, of conditions during the campaign in Macedonia. One or two of the papers are of a more serious kind, & all give a good notion of the atmosphere of this curious campaign of many nationaltities." - Falls. Seligman served with the ASC in 60th Div. Orig. wheat cloth, minor wear, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £50

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