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Final Advance 1918   9 Books
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2/4 Battalion Hampshire Regiment 1914-1919. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps. with cord tie, 68pp., 4to, 2 maps. Privately printed. nd 1920  #57016
[HLMainPic] 2/4th Hants. in Palestine May 1917-May 1918 then in France with the 62nd (West Riding) Div. for the Final Advance June-Nov. 1918 inc. Havrincourt, Marcoing & Le Quesnoy. Several rolls of officers, awards. Casualties noted in text. Somewhat chipped but VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
2/4 Battalion Hampshire Regiment 1914-1919. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps. with cord tie, 68pp., 4to, 2 maps. Privately printed. nd 1920  #60294
[HLMainPic] 2/4th Hants. in Palestine May 1917-May 1918 then in France with the 62nd (West Riding) Div. for the Final Advance June-Nov. 1918 inc. Havrincourt, Marcoing & Le Quesnoy. Several rolls of officers, awards. Casualties noted in text. Somewhat chipped/soiled but VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
332 Siege Battery R.G.A. An Account of its Adventures in the Great War, 1917-18. Compiled from Notes & Recollections of Officers of the Battery. 1st Ed., ix+134pp., 22 photos., 5 fldg. maps. Windsor: Oxley & Son, Printers. nd  #59946
[HLMainPic] 6-In. How. Battery formed Jan. 1917: F&F from May starting in Ploegsteert Sector then 3rd Ypres, down to Bertrancourt for March Retreat & Final Advance from Mericourt to Bois l'Evecque. Detailed history. Roll of officers & WOs (with brief services), Roll of Hon. Orig. dec. blue cloth, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
Operations of the XIII Corps Between 3rd October & 11th November, 1918. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [ii]+59pp., large fldg. map (detailing the advance of the Corps). Hill & Ainsworth, Ltd., Printers, Stoke & Hanley. nd (c.1919).  #58159
Attractive, rare & detailed account of the Final Advance of Morland's XIII Corps (18th, 25th, 50th & 66th Divisions) inc. actions of Gouy, Le Catelet & Beaurevoir, the forcing of the Selle, passage of the Foret de Mormal & capture of Landrecies, &c. Appendices include Orders of Battle, Engineering & Artillery Notes, tables of captures & troops engaged, &c. Orig. dec. wraps., little spotted, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
HUSSEY (Brig.-Gen. A.H., CB, CMG) Narrative of the 5th Divisional Artillery 1914-1918. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 55pp. Woolwich: RA Institution. 1919  #58469
[HLMainPic] Rare record of 5th Div. artillery by the CRA 1915-1919. Contains useful accounts of Le Cateau & the Marne, 1914, 2nd Ypres 1915, Somme 1916, Ypres 1917, Final Advance in 1918, &c. Includes order of battle plus rolls of officers who served in the 5th Div. artillery throughout the war. VG. See illustration on our website.   £120
MAURICE (Maj.-Gen. Sir Frederick) The Life of General Lord Rawlinson of Trent, GCB, GCVO, GCSI, KCMG, From His Journals & Letters. 1st Ed., xviii+374pp., 17 plates, fldg. map. Cassell. 1928  #58431
[HLMainPic] Remains the only biog. of Rawly (Sudan, Boer War, GOC IV Corps 1914-15, commander of 4th Army on the Somme & in the Final Advance 1918 &c.) although the 1915-18 period is effectively addressed in Prior & Wilson's 'Command on the Western Front.' Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG, nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £30
MILNE (Capt. John) Footprints of the 1/4th Leicestershire Regiment, August 1914 to November 1918. 1st Ed., xii+158pp., frontis. (painting of Crossing of St. Quentin Canal at Bellenglise), 12 photos., 3 maps. VG in chipped dw. Leicester: Backus [For the Bn.]. 1935  #59656
[HLMainPic] 46th Div., F&F from March 1915: Hill 60, Loos &c., to Armistice. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £65
MOLESWORTH (Lt.-Gen. G.N., CSI, OBE) Ed. A Soldier's War: Being the Diary of the late Arthur Henry Cook, DCM, MM, BEM, written during four years service with the 1st Battalion, The Somerset Light Infantry, on the Western Front, France, during the Great War, 1914-18. 1st Ed., [viii]+90pp., portrait frontis., 16 sketch maps. Privately printed by E. Goodman & Son, Ltd., Taunton. 1957  #59283
[HLMainPic] Outstanding & rare privately printed memoir of an Old Contemptible who served on the Western Front from August 1914-November 1918, in the same battalion., 1st SLI, from Lance Corporal to Company Sergeant Major, with very useful notes & comments by Molesworth, who says of Cook in his introduction: "His parents were humble people in a small Wiltshire village, & unemplyment drove him into the Army. He received most of his education at the Depot of the SLI at Taunton. He was a good learner & took his 2nd Class Certificate of Army Education during the six months he was there. Thus he was perfecly capable of writing an intelligable diary. When was broke out he was two months short of 26 years of age." He talks of the hardships which all ranks endured, food & recreation, learninf a new warafre by experience, &c., including the Battles of Le Cateau, Marne & Aisne 1914, Plugstreet Wood & The Birdcage, 2nd Ypres 1915, the Somme 1916 (including attack on Redan Ridge on 1st July), Arras & Ypres 1917, the German Offesnives & Final Advance in 1918. Orig. yellow cloth, titled in green to front, near fine. See illustration on our website.   £175
TRENCH MAP: Sheet 51SW Ed. 2a (Local). 1:20,000. The Forest of Mormal & its condition: Undergrowrth; Trees Felled; Areas where trees still stand shown in solid red. Also Enemy Organisation at 15/10/18 & trenches revised vfrom info. received to 14/10/1918. VG. See illustration on our website.  #61399
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