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Gordon Highlanders   19 Books
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The 11th Battalion Gordon Highlanders 1914-1916. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 115pp., 31 photos. Published for the Battalion by Maclure, Macdonald & Co., Glasgow. 1916  #60155
[HLMainPic] Story of this training bn. in the UK with valuable rolls of the services of around 240 Gordons officers & many more NCOs who passed through it; also various named group photos. of officers, NCOs &c., also a nominal roll with group photo. of every draft provided for the front, recording many hundreds of names & faces. VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
The Gordon Highlanders in Pictures 1940-1945. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 60pp., approx. 80 photos. Glasgow: Wilson, Guthrie & Co. nd (c.1946)  #63899
[HLMainPic] A fine selection of photos. of the Gordons at war on all Fronts. Covs. sl. chipped, stapled rusted, generally sound, VG & scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £45
[HAY (Capt. M.V.)] Wounded & a Prisoner of War. By An Exchanged Officer. 1st Ed., viii+316pp., frontis., 15 plates. Blackwood. 1916  #49732
[HLMainPic] 3rd (Special Reserve) Bn. attd. 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders with BEF in 1914 incl. a good account of the Battle of Mons. The author, badly wounded, was captured in the Retreat. The jacket blurb (jacket not present on this copy) stated: "Major Hay was amongst the first batch of officers exchanged, & his story is grim realism & truth. It gives a realistic account of Mons & the Retreat." Orig. red cloth, gilt, minor wear. See illustration on our website.   £65
A.A.D. [i.e. Bt. Lt.-Col. Arthur Abercromby Duff, CIE, MVO, Gordon Highlanders &c.] My Escape. By A.A.D. 1st Ed., [iii]+29pp. Aberdeen: Privately printed by William Smith & Sons, The Bon-Accord Press. 1919  #61039
[HLMainPic] Commences: "On the 26th August, 1914, late in the evening, about half-past six, I got wounded in Le Cateau-Cambrai battle." The author then relates being succoured by French peasants in a cottage, where he was hidden from enquiring Germans in the attic; he then spent a month in a French hospital at Caudry which, due to an outbreak of scarlet fever, the Germans avoided. Eventually they came, & escaping through a window, he evaded capture & again lived among the populace, avoiding detection even when German soldiers were also billeted with his temporary hosts. Eventually made his way to the British Consulate in Flushing & thence by boat to Folkestone (carrying the Consul's despatches & little else but a toothbrush). Arthur Abercromby Duff (later Scott-Duff) was a career colonial administrator who held many distinguished positions before WW1, & participated in operations in Somaliland 1903-04. His work in India as Military Sec. to the Governor of Madras was rewarded by the CIE in 1912. He was also an officer of the 3rd (SR) Bn. Gordon Highlanders & was attached to the 1st Bn. in 1914 when wounded. He was later 2ic (& sometimes acting CO) of 6th Bn. Gordon Highlanders on the Western Front. One copy on Library Hub (formerly COPAC, at National Library of Scotland). Orig. blue morocco, blocked "A.A.D." in gilt obliquely across top left corner of front & inscribed: "With best wishes for Xmas & 1920 from Arthur A. Duff." Little chipped & rubbed, generally VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £250
BARKER (Felix) Gordon Highlanders in North Africa & Sicily August 1942 to October 1943. A Short Account of a Battalion during the Two Campaigns. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 32pp., 2 maps. Sidcup, Kent: The Bydand Press. 1944  #63836
[HLMainPic] Rare contemp. history of 5th/7th Gordons (T) during these campaigns from Western Desert (inc. Alamein) to Tunisia, then Sicily, with 51st (Highland) Div., written by a sergeant of the bn. Roll of Hon. (by companies). Minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
CATTO (Alexander) With the Scottish Troops in France: Stories of The Gordons, Seaforths, Guards, Royal Field Artillery, Royal Engineers Etc. 1st Ed. in volume form, reproduced from the pages of the Aberdeen Daily Journal, orig. dec wraps., 88pp. Aberdeen Daily Journal Office. 1918  #60397
[HLMainPic] A most interesting & varied selection of pieces by Alexander Catto, the Aberdeen Journal's Special Correspondent at the Front, reproducing numerous atmospheric & interesting episodes relating to Scottish regiments in France from 1915-18, both in & out of action. Attractive, rare, & of great interest. See illustrations on our website.   £245
FALLS (Cyril) The Gordon Highlanders in the First World War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xv+276pp., 21 sketch maps. Aberdeen Univ. Press. 1958  #62708
[HLMainPic] Western Front (Somme, Arras, Ypres &c.) & Italy. Orig. green cloth, gilt, sp. little sunned o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
FALLS (Cyril) The Gordon Highlanders in the First World War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xv+276pp., 21 sketch maps. Aberdeen Univ. Press. 1958  #63859
[HLMainPic] Western Front (Somme, Arras, Ypres &c.) & Italy. Orig. green cloth, gilt, stained & worn but sound & complete. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
HAY (Major M.V.) Wounded & a Prisoner of War. Popular Ed., viii+316pp., frontis., 15 plates. Fine in dw. Blackwood. 1930  #57892
[HLMainPic] 3rd (SR) Bn. attd. 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders, BEF 1914 incl. a good account of Mons. The author, badly wounded, was captured in the Retreat. Orig. red cloth, titled in black, fine in dw & very scarce thus, with author inscrip. "To Nicolas Buckhurst from the author. April 1945 Aberdeen." Jacket note states "Major Hay was amongst the first batch of officers exchanged, & his story is grim realism & truth. It gives a realistic account of Mons & the Retreat." Very nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £125
HODDER (Reginald) British Regiments at The Front: The Story of Their Battle Honours. 1st Ed., 189pp. Hodder & Stoughton. 1914  #60844
[HLMainPic] A volume in the "Daily Telegraph War Books" series. Contains an interesting (but not comprehensive) chapter on regimental nicknames & how they came about, followed by succinct accounts of the histories of several dozen regiments (including Connaught Rangers & Dublin Fusiliers, Northurmberland Fusiliers, Royal Scots, 15th & 18th Hussars, &c.). None of the content relates to WW1, but what is offered is interesting & neatly presented. Orig. red cloth, titled in black, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20

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