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Devonshire Regiment   8 Books
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ATKINSON (C.T.) The Devonshire Regiment 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xxv+742pp., 2 plates, 56 maps & plans (some fldg.). Exeter: Eland Bros. 1926  #57163
[HLMainPic] Excellent history. Roll of Hon., awards. Interesting copy bound in contemp. full brown morocco, gilt, with ruled gilt to sp. & boards, aditionally blocked to front with initials "L.J.M - M.F.B.-M. 1876-1926." These were the initials of the parents of Lt., later Captain & Brigade Major, Leonard Evelyn Leigh Maton, 1st Bn. Devonshire Regiment, MC & twice MiD, who is mentioned a number of times in the text: on mobilization he accompanied his ban. to France as adjutant, & after some time as a staff officer was KiA commanding a company at Arras on 9th May 1917 & is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. This attractively bound example additionally signed by six family members on ffep. See illustration on our website.   £145
ATKINSON (C.T.) The Devonshire Regiment 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xxv+742pp., 2 plates, 56 maps & plans (some fldg.). Exeter: Eland Bros. 1926  #58690
[HLMainPic] Excellent history. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
COLWILL (R.A.) Through Hell to Victory: From Passchendale to Mons with the 2nd Devons in 1918. 2nd Imp., 272pp. Torquay: Published by the author. 1927  #54775
[HLMainPic] Notably the Devons' epic stand on the Chemin des Dames, 27 May 1918, when the bn. was collectively awarded the Croix de Guerre. Interesting account of the fighting retreats in the spring of 1918. Orig. green cloth, sp. sunned & little chipped o/w VG: see illustration on our website.   £50
JACSON (Col. M.) The Record of a Regiment of the Line: Being a History of the 1st Bn. Devonshire Regiment during the Boer War 1899-1902. 1st Ed., xv+226pp., frontis. + 23 plates, 2 fldg. maps. Hutchinson. 1908  #58484
[HLMainPic] Including Siege of Ladysmith &c. Awards, casualties. Orig. red cloth, gilt, near fine copy. See illustration on our website.   £50
OERTON (Col. G.B., TD, DL) "Dujailah" Days. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 21pp., 4 photos. H. Pincombe & Son, Printers, Barnstaple. 1948  #58687
[HLMainPic] Recollections of "events prior to & during the Battle of Dujailah" (Mespot, 1916) when author was serving with 1/6th Devonshire Regt. (TF). In apologising for the quality of the photos. the author explains that they were taken with a Vest Pocket Kodak. VG & rare local publication. See illustration on our website.   £50
ROBINSON (R.E.R.) & AGGETT (W.J.P.) The Bloody Eleventh: History of the Devonshire Regiment. 3 Vols., 1685-1815, 1815-1914, 1914-1969. 1st Eds., xv+719pp., 26 illus., 70 maps; xxi+518pp., 47 illus., 26 maps; xviii+686pp., 95 illus., 58 maps. All VG in dws. Exeter: The Regt. 198895  #56008
[HLMainPic] Splendid history of the Devons' many campaigns inc. Peninsular War, Afghanistan & Burma, Boer War, WW1 (Western Front, Mespot., Palestine) & WW2 (Middle East, Burma & NW Europe), post-war Kenya &c. VG throughout & very well illustrated & mapped.   £75
TAYLOR (J.) The Devons: A History of the Devonshire Regiment 1685-1945. 1st Ed., xvi+339pp., 12 plates, 16 maps. Bristol: White Swan. 1951  #56681
[HLMainPic] Largely WW2, Middle East, Burma & NW Europe. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
WINDEATT (Lt.-Col. J.K., OBE) The Devonshire Regiment August 1945-May 1958. 1st Ed., v+118pp., 4 maps. Aldershot: Forces Press. 1980  #58686
[HLMainPic] Inc. Malaya 1948-50 & ops. against the Mau Mau in Kenya 1953-55. Rolls of officers, awards, casualties. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25

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