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DOHERTY (Simon) & DONOVAN (Tom) The Indian Corps on the Western Front: A Handbook & Battlefield Guide. 1st Ed., hardback edition, 194pp., 4to, approx. 200 photos., 34 col. maps. Tom Donovan Editions. 2014  #62065
[HLMainPic] Acclaimed complete Indian Corps history, including the background and composition of the Corps, its equipment & armament, leadership & several controversial issues such as a supposed tendency to desert to the enemy & the myth of self-inflicted wounds. Following a chapter on minor operations & trench warfare there are narratives of the ten major battles or operations in which the Corps participated during its year on the Western Front. Each of these is followed by a battlefield guide with clear maps & directions which will enable visitors to the scenes of these great events to follow them on the ground. Finally, there are descriptions of some of the notable Indian cemeteries & memorials in France & Belgium, with a suggested tour of some of those in the Indian Corps sector, details of the hospitals established for Indians on the south coast during 1914-15, with a tour of the Brighton hospitals and memorials. Only 50 copies of the hardback edition were printed & is out of print. See illustration on our website.   £45
EDMONDS (Brig. J.E.) Military Operations France & Belgium 1916 [Part I]: Sir Douglas Haig's Command to the 1st July: Battle of the Somme. Text only: 1st Ed., xxvi+523pp., 27 sketch maps. Macmillan. 1932  #61421
[HLMainPic] Up to & including 1/7/16 with Order of Battle of the opposing armies. Orig. red cloth, gilt, some wear to sp., VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
EDMONDS (Brig. J.E.) Military Operations France & Belgium 1916 [Part I]: Sir Douglas Haig's Command to the 1st July: Battle of the Somme. Text only: 1st Ed., xxvi+523pp., 27 sketch maps. Macmillan. 1932  #62944
[HLMainPic] Up to & including 1/7/16 with Order of Battle of the opposing armies. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
HALDANE (Lt.-Col. M.M.) Comp. A History of The Fourth Bn. The Seaforth Highlanders. With some account of the Military Annals of Ross, the Fencibles, the Volunteers, & of the Home Defence & Reserve Bns. 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 372pp., 17 col. & 6 b/w plates, 19 maps. VG in dw. Witherby. 1928  #57993
[HLMainPic] Territorials on the Western Front throughout the war: Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Loos, Somme, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai &c. Excellent narrative & maps/illustrations. Awards. Orig. cloth, VG & rare in dw. See illustration on our website.   £120
MAZE (Paul) A Frenchman in Khaki. 3rd Imp., [xiii]+353pp., 8 plates, 5 maps. Heinemann. 1934  #55501
[HLMainPic] Interpreter with the BEF from Aug. 1914 to the end, notably at Gough's 5th Army HQ &c. DCM, MM & bar, Croix de Guerre. Uncommon & entertaining narrative with Churchill preface. Orig. mustard cloth, plain second issue binding, VG with author inscription on tp: "For Major Matthews. Paul Maze." See illustrations on our website.   £75
MAZE (Paul) A Frenchman in Khaki. 1st Ed., [xiii]+353pp., 8 plates, 5 maps. Heinemann. 1934  #61757
[HLMainPic] Interpreter with the BEF from Aug. 1914 to the end, notably at Gough's 5th Army HQ &c. DCM, MM & bar, Croix de Guerre. Uncommon & entertaining narrative with Churchill preface. Later brown cloth (ex-Times book club) but VG thus with bookplate O.S. Cundy Cooper, with authorr inscription on tp: "For Mr Cundy Cooper. Paul Maze" plus a pen self-portrait sketch by the author to half title with adjacent inscip. "Here we are again 1942! & we meet! Paul Maze." The owner of this copy was Capt. Osbert Stephen Cundy Cooper MC, Royal Fusiliers. See illustrations on our website.   £75
MAZE (Paul) A Frenchman in Khaki. 1st Ed., [xiii]+353pp., 8 plates, 5 maps. VG in dw. Heinemann. 1934  #62015
[HLMainPic] Interpreter with the BEF from Aug. 1914 to the end, notably at Gough's 5th Army HQ &c. DCM, MM & bar, Croix de Guerre. A most entertaining narrative with Churchill preface. The original 1st Edition, bound in plain mustard cloth with red, white & blue decorative bands, titled in back to front & sp., VG excellent, near fine dw, but for a small tear/gap at top of front board, with contemp. ink ownership "George Deleforce" to ffep & incribed by author on title page "For an interested visitor! Very cordially - Paul Maze." Rare in dw. See illustrations on our website.   £325
ROBERTS (Capt. E.H.G., MC & Bar) The Story of the 9th King's in France. 1st Ed., 133pp. Liverpool: Northern Publishing. 1922  #57488
[HLMainPic] 9th Bn. King's Liverpool Regt. (TF), France from March 1915: Aubers Ridge; Loos; Somme; Ypres; Cambrai, &c. Hons. & awards. Orig. green cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
TRENCH MAP: Ligny-le-Petit. Blank message form to reverse. Scale 1:10,000. Fldg. paper trench map, 40x33cm approx., showing detailed German trenches south of Neuve-Chapelle inc. Bois du Biez, Port Arthur, The Pope's Nose, Shepherd's Redoubt &c., south to d'Avoue Farm & Lorgies. Trenches corrected to 7/9/1918. VG & interesting local sheet printed by Fd. Survey Bn., RE, 10/9/1918, with unused message form printed on reverse. See illustrations on our website.  #55748
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TRENCH MAP: PiŠtre. Blank message form to reverse. Scale 1:10,000. Fldg. paper trench map, 40x33cm approx., showing detailed German trenches from Neuve-Chapelle eastwards to Aubers, inc. The Moated Grange, The Birdcage, &c.. Trenches corrected to 7/9/1918. Although events had moved on from 1915, many tracks & roads alude to this earlier period of trench warfare, such as Gurkha Road, Baluchi Road, Winchester Road &c. VG & interesting local sheet printed by Fd. Survey Bn., RE, 11/9/1918, with unused message form printed on reverse. See illustrations on our website.  #55747
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