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Australia's Fighting Sons of the Empire: Portraits & Biographies of Australians in the Great War. Facsimile reprint, 266pp. (+ index &c.), 4to, approx. 1250 portraits. Swanbourne: Burridge. nd (c.1985).  #57783
[HLMainPic] Reprint of scarce roll originally published in Perth c.1920, with biogs. & portraits of some 1250+ ANZACs. VG & rare in any edition. See illustrations on our website.   £145
The 7th Field Artillery Brigade Yandoo. Containing publications of the organ of the 7th Field Artillery Brigade, Australian Imperial Forces... Reprint in volume form of the unit's magazine originally published 1915-1919, approx. 300pp. in all with num. photos. inc portraits of approx. 150 casualties (KiA or DoW in France & Belgium 1916-18). [Swanbourne: Burridge. nd (c.1980s)].  #55758
[HLMainPic] Various matter inc. nominal rolls, casualty lists, photos. of battery positions, records of activities, humorous ocntributions, &c. Green cloth, gilt to front 7 spine, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
The ANZAC Book: Written & Illustrated in Gallipoli by men of ANZAC. 1st Ed., xv+169pp., 4to, 11 col. & 2 b/w plates., illus. throughout. Cassell. 1916  #61048
[HLMainPic] Collection of stories, rhymes, recollections of Gallipoli &c., sold for the benefit of patriotic funds connected with ANZAC. Attractive work, little rubbed but entirely sound orig. blue cloth with col. onlay on front board depicting an ANZAC in martial pose. Nice ink presentation inscrip. "Norman Campell Maughan from W.R. Matthews A.I.F. Baiuleul [sic] 1918." The only person with the name of the recipient that I can locate was born 1908 & died 1987; the giver was William Robert Matthews, a farm labourer from South Australia who enlisted in 1916, served with the 50th Bn. AIF & was wounded by gunshot on 20/10/17 & again on 16/6/18. A copy of his service record is included.   £50
The ANZAC Book: Written & Illustrated in Gallipoli by men of ANZAC. 1st Ed., xv+169pp., 4to, 11 col. & 2 b/w plates., illus. throughout. VG in dw. Cassell. 1916  #61084
[HLMainPic] Collection of stories, rhymes, recollections of Gallipoli &c., sold for the benefit of patriotic funds connected with ANZAC. Attractive work, very nice copy in sl. chipped (but scarce) dw with oval cut-out to front revealing the heroic wounded yet still fighting Aussie from the coloured illustration on the front cover. See illustration on our website.   £120
The Battle of Maryang San: 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, Korea, 2-8 October 1951. 1st Ed., orig. laminated dec. wraps., viii+136pp., 20 photos., 7 maps (6 fldg.). Balmoral, NSW: Australian Army HQ Training Command. 1991  #59729
[HLMainPic] Epic Australian battle of Korean War inc. recollections of 17 veterans. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
The Navy List for December 1918. Royal Navy & Marines gradation list, also Coast Guard, Australian Navy, RNR, RNVR &c. This excellent end of WW1 edition includes full ship listings (noting appointments in the ship &c.). Much interesting detail. Contemp. blue cloth, gilt, sl. splitting of cloth, minor wear, lacking title page o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.  #48451
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ANGLESEY (The Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. 5: 1914-1919, Egypt, Palestine & Syria. 1st Ed., xxv+388pp., 47 photos., sketches, 27 maps + ep map. VG in dw. Cooper. 1994  #56927
[HLMainPic] Now standard history. This vol. covers some notable cavalry actions in Palestine &c., inc. Yeomanry, Australian Light Horse &c. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
ANZAC: ANZAC Memorial: Published by New South Wales Branch, Returned Soldiers Association in Sydney, Australia, 25th April, 1916. 1st Ed., 304pp., num. portraits & other photo. plates. Sydney: RS&SIL of NSW. 1916  #60704
[HLMainPic] This rare contemporary work (published to commemorate the first anniversary of the Gallipoli landing) contains the Roll of Hon. of officers & men of the New South Wales Contingent of the Australian Expeditionary Forces (including a portrait of Gen. Bridges & 27 fine portraits of fallen officers) followed by a collection of soldiers' stories & verse from Gallipoli, further portraits & many fine photos. of the Gallipoli Front, extracts from official despatches & more, including the 1915 diary of Pte. H.W. Cavill, appealing advertisements for various Australian commercial companies. A great deal of unusual & interesting contemp. material. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG with orig. wraps. bound in. See illustrations on our website.   £120
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France May 1918 to the Armistice. Hardback reprint, lxxvi+1099pp., 430 illus. & maps. VG in dw. Univ. of Queensland Press. 1983  #56272
[HLMainPic] Vol. VI of the Australian Official History. Scarce hardback reprint. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Story of Anzac: Vol. II, From 4 May, 1915, to the Evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula. 1st Ed., xviii+975pp., 524 illus. & maps. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1924  #61098
[HLMainPic] Superb Australian official history. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, little rubbed o/w VG & interesting copy with armorial bookplate of "The Honourable Algernon D. Boyle." Boyle commanded the armoured cruiser HMS Bacchante throughout the Dardanelles campaign, & was jointly (with Capt. Staveley RN) responsible for drawing up the plans for the evacuation of ANZAC which this history describes this document as "a model of clearness & succinctness..." Boyle placed a leather corner-marker adjacent to his own entry in the index: next to his name he has added references to HMS Bacchante, & on several pages where she is mentioned has added short marginal notes. Note: Admiral Sir Algernon Boyle, KCB, &c. 1871-1949, went on to command HMS Malaya at Jutland; was Chief of Staff to the Vice Adml., Dover Patrol, in 1918; 4th Sea Lord in the 1920s, &c. See illustrations on our website.   £175

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