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Final Advance 1918   5 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
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
HAIG (F-M Sir Douglas) Sir Douglas Haig's Despatches (December 1915-April 1919). Ed. by Lt.-Col. J.H. Boraston, CB, OBE, Private Secretary to Earl Haig. 1st Ed., xviii+378pp., 8 portraits, 25 maps in text + 10 fldg. maps in separate mapcase. Dent. 1920  #53742
[HLMainPic] Haig's despatches whilst C-in-C of the BEF, including St Eloi, Somme, Arras, Ypres, Cambrai, &c., & the important 'Final Despatch' which includes Haig's survey of the entire course of the war on the Western Front. Orig. red cloth, little worn & marked, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
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

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