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Ireland   14 Books
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BRIERLY (Col. G.J., OBE), GAILEY (Col. I.B., TD) & GILLESPIE (Col. W.F., OBE, TD) Comps. The Territorials in Northern Ireland 1947-1992. 1st Ed., 119pp., lge. 8vo, photos. throughout. VG in dw. [Belfast: TA&VR Assoc. of Northern Ireland]. 1993  #60195
[HLMainPic] Contains histories of every unit inc. North Irish Horse, bns. of Inniskilling Fusiliers, Ulster Rifles, Irish Rangers & all corps (Intelligence, RA, RCT, REME &c.). Interesting photos. of uniforms, weapons, ceremonials &c. Roll of awards. VG in dw. See illustrations on our website.   £45
COSTELLO (Con) A Most Delightful Station: The British Army on the Curragh of Kildare, Ireland, 1855-1922. 1st pbk. Ed., orig. dec. laminated wraps., xi+431pp., 40 illus., 2 maps. Cork: Collins Press. 1999  #61842
[HLMainPic] Social & military life at the important Curragh station, packed with interesting gossip & details. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
DAVRAY (Henry D.) Through French Eyes: Britain's Effort. 1st Eng Ed., viii+256pp. Constable. 1916  #56042
[HLMainPic] Henry Durand-Davray was a translator (of, inter al, the works of H.G. Wells) & literary critic. This work, originally published in French with the title (as rendered in English) "Among the English during the Great War" is an interesting record of his visit to England in 1915 which included visiting the Canadian Camp at Salisbury Plain; observing Kitchener review units of the New Army & discussing Irish support for the British in the war with T.P. O'Connor. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG & uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £45
GRAY (Fred A.) Airborne Engineers: A History of 9 Independent Airborne/Parachute Squadron RE 1948-1984. 1st Ed., xvi+279pp., 4to, num. photos., several maps. VG in dw. Gray & Hooper (i.e., the author & Brig. John Hooper). 2012  #61840
[HLMainPic] Lavish & well illustrated history by a former senior NCO, inc. Cyprus & the Canal Zone, Aden, Borneo, Kenya, Northern Ireland. Various nominal rolls of officers & others. VG in dw with author's presentation inscrip. to tp. See illustration on our website.   £35
HALL (W.G.) The Green Triangle: Being the History of the 2/5th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) in the Great European War, 1914-1918. With a Foreword by Brig.-Gen. T.W. Stansfeld, CMG, DSO. 1st Ed., xiv+197pp., 8 plates, 4 maps/plans. Letchworth: Garden City Press. 1920  #61212
[HLMainPic] Served in Ireland (including the Easter Rising) then F&F from Feb. 1917: Passchendaele & Cambrai; Bullecourt & Mount Kemmel in 1918 then merged with 1/5th Bn. in August. Excellent & rare history. Orig. green cloth, titled in black, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
IRELAND: Our Heroes. Facsimile reprint of 1916 1st Ed., [42]+243pp., 4to, approx. 1000 portraits. LSE. nd (c.1986).  #58591
[HLMainPic] Good quality & scarce hardback reprint contains details (& around 1000 portraits) of officers of Irish regiments & Irish officers of English regiments killed or decorated between Aug. 1914 & July 1916. Fully indexed. Red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustrations on our website.   £50
MACKINTOSH (Col. H.W.B.) History of the Corps of Royal Engineers Vol. XI 1960 to 1980. 1st Ed., xviii+517pp., approx. 50 photos., 18 maps, various tables &c. VG in dw. Chatham: Inst. of RE. 1993  #58320
[HLMainPic] Scarce volume includes campaigns in Borneo, Arabian Peninsula, Radfan, Dhofar, Northern Ireland &c. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £50
NAPIER (Lt. Col. Derek M.) The Life of a Regiment: The History of the Gordon Highlanders Vol. VII: 1969-1994. 1st Ed., orig. laminated wraps., xviii+702pp, col. frontis., 79 photos., 23 maps. Edinburgh: Mainstream Pubg. 2010  #61620
[HLMainPic] Final volume of the regimental history of the Gordons inc. active service in Cyprus & several gruelling tours in Northern Ireland. See illustration on our website.   £30
ORR (David R.) & TRUESDALE (David) Ulster Will Fight. Vol. I: Home Rule & the Ulster Volunteer Force 1886-1922 [And:] Vol. 2: The 36th (ULster) Division from Formation to the Armistice. 1st Eds., 423 & 502pp., num. photos. &c. in each volume. VG in dws. Solihull: Helion. 2016  #59762
[HLMainPic] Substantial & well-illustrated history containing much of interest on Home Rule, the civil war, the UVF &c. VG in dws. See illustrations on our website.   £35
PERRETT (Bryan) The Hampshire Tigers: The Story of the Royal Hampshire Regiment 1945-1992. 1st Ed., xlix & 430pp., 4 col. & 51 b/w photos., 6 maps & plans. VG in dw. The Regt. 1997  #56117
[HLMainPic] Including active service in Palestine, Malaya, Cyprus, Borneo & Northern Ireland. Roll of Hon., awards &c. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20

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