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A Record of the 3rd East Anglian Field Ambulance (Four Lines) Namely: 1/3rd East Anglian Field Ambulance; Special Reserve (Category B); 2/3rd East Anglian Field Ambulance; 3/3rd East Anglian Field Ambulance, during the Great War 1914-1919. With A Chapter by A.W. Bartlett, B.Sc., On The Notes of a Naturalist With The Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1915-1918. 1st Ed., 125pp., 2 portraits, 2 maps. No imprint/date (privately printed by Wyman & Sons, c.1930).  #59426
[HLMainPic] Gallipoli (from Aug.-Dec. 1915) then Egypt/Palestine with 54th Div. Rolls of all ranks, noting those killed/died. Orig. blue cloth, cloth spotted o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £90
Egyptian Army List: The Yearly Army List 1923. A Distribution List of Officers on the Active & Disponibilite List of the Army, List of Officers in Possession of Orders, &c. &c. 174pp. Cairo: Government Press. 1923  #63404
[HLMainPic] Rare EA List (just 295 copies printed) containing HQ Staff of the Army, administration of Military Districts, regiments & corps, Military Works Dept. &c. &c., with an Index. Bound in modern green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
Harts Army List: The New Annual Army List & Militia List for 1895. Reprint, VG in dw. Dallington: N&M Press. 1998. Regimental listings & War Services of officers &c., including Royal Marines, Ordnance, Indian Staff Corps & Local Indian Forces. Index. See illustration on our website.  #48982
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The 26th Squadron RE: A History of the Squadron from its Formation in 1855 to the Present. 2nd Ed., corrected & brought up to date, orig. dec. laminated card wraps., [vi]+40pp., oblong 4to, 29 illus., (mostly photos.), 3 maps. The Regt. 1988  #63789
[HLMainPic] Fist published in 1958 & this edition corrected & revised to date of publication. Includes useful illustrated account of, inter al, Nile Expedition 1884-85, Boer War, WW1 Western Front, WW2 BEF 1940 & NW Europe 1944-45, post war Northern Ireland tours in 1972 & 1974. Orig. laminated card wraps., VG & scarce in any edition. See illustration on our website.   £50
The Palestine News. The Weekly Newspaper of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force of the British Army in Occupied Enemy Territory. First Year, No. 42, Thursday, 19th December, 1918. 16pp., tabloid format (40x30cm). Published Every Thursday at GHQ, First Echelon, Palestine.  #62666
[HLMainPic] Includes local (military & civil) & world news, announcement of the forthcoming "Record of the EEF." Worn & fragile but scarce survival.   £35
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. Water Supply - Egypt & Palestine. 1st Ed., vii+64pp., 6 photos., 10 sketches &c. (some fldg.), further sketches in text, 7 fldg. maps. Chatham: RE Institution. 1921  #63621
[HLMainPic] Typically detailed & well-illustrated survey of a crucial aspect of the advance. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & rare but sp. chipped & worn with loss. See illustration on our website.   £120
[Campaigns in Egypt & The Sudan 1882-1887] The Royal Engineer Journal. 1882-1888. Twenty-two issues: 1/3/82; 1/4/82; 1/5/82; 1/6/82; 1/7/82; 1/9/82; 2/10/82; 1/11/82; 1/1/83; 1/3/83; 2/4/83; 1/11/83; 1/4/84; 1/5/84; 1/1/85; 2/2/85; 1/4/85; 1/8/85; 1/9/85; 1/10/85; 1/4/86; 1/5/86; 1/6/86 & 1/10/88. Around 400pp. in all, with around 20 maps & sketches. Brompton: Woolley & Son. Contemp.  #62922
[HLMainPic] The RE Journal was a monthly publication which commenced in 1870 & ceased in 1904 (when a New Series was started). Until the 1904 it was a "private newspaper" & became the official Corps organ only with the New Series. Alongside, until 1905, the Corps published its own Professional Papers, which in that year became incorporated in the new RE Journal. The original organ contained reports on active operations during the period of the issues, rolls & postings of officers, obituaries, reports from various posts, extracts from both the British & Indian Gazettes, &c. Many contained excellent loosely inserted maps/plans/sketches relating to the content of the issue. The sequence here offered (twenty-two issues, 1882-1888) contains much material on campaigns in Egypt & the Sudan inc. Official Despatches re Bombardment of Alexandria; Kassassin 1882; Tel-el-Kebir (much on this inc. despatches, General Order & Order of March, &c.); Occupation of Suez Canal; Diary of Works Performed by 8th Coy. RE in Egypt; Work of Detachment of Queen's Own Sappers & Miners in Egypt; El Teb with the Suakin Field Force; Work done by RE with Suakin Field Force; Diary of an Officer with the Karthoum Expedition; 17th Fd. Coy. RE at Suakim; Suakin 1885 Field Operations; Water Supply at Suakin; Nile Campaign 1888 & more concerning RE operation, with excellent maps & sketches including First Position at Kafr Dowar; Formation for Attack, Tel-el-Kebir; Arabi Pasha's Order of Battle at Kassassin; Section of Lines at Tel-el-Kebir; diagram of lines at Tel-el-Kebir; sketches of Sand-Bag redoubt near Suakim; diagrams of Forts at Suakin &c. Contents also include other events during the period of these issues, in India, Bechuanaland, &c. These issues loose, rather worn, but excellent source material on Egypt & Sudan campaigns with useful maps & sketches. See illustrations on our website.   £300
ARDAGH (Susan, Lady) The Life of Major-General Sir John Ardagh. 1st Ed., xv+479pp., portrait frontis., 19 plates, fldg. panorama of Tel-el-Kebir, map. Murray. 1909  #62538
[HLMainPic] Commissioned from Woolwich into the Royal Engineers & held many interesting staff posts &c. Was in charge of the Intelligence Dept. in Egypt 1882, Commanding RE in Soudan & Nile expeditions, 1884 & 1885 & Director of Military Intelligence 1896-1901. Incorporates various letters & other writings by the subject. Orig. pale blue dec. cloth, little wear, small tear at head of sp., generally VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
ATKINSON (Capt. C.T.) The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xxviii+629pp., 19 plates, 62 maps & sketches. Simpkin, Marshall. 1924  #63911
[HLMainPic] Bns. served Western Front, Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, Italy, Egypt & Palestine. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. light blue cloth, gilt, VG, nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £65
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

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