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Lancashire Fusiliers   4 Books
BURNE (Maj.-Gen. Sir Owen Tudor, GCIE, KCSI) Memories. 1st Ed., xi+343pp., portrait frontis., 17 plates. Edward Arnold. 1907  #57297
[HLMainPic] Crimea & Mutiny with XXth Regt. (siege & capture of Lucknow &c.); Mil. Sec. to C-in-C India, 1861, later Private Secretary to the Viceroy, Lord Mayo, 1869-72, afterwards Secretary, Political & Secret Dept., India Office, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, rubbed & worn ex-circulating lib., generally sound. Uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £50
BUTTERWORTH (J., Lancashire Fusiliers) "Bees' Wings & Ruby Queens" or A Private's Digressions. 1st Ed., orig. printed paper covd. boards, 57pp., portrait frontis. Ilfracombe: H. Welsford, Printer. nd (c.1918).  #58336
[HLMainPic] Small volume of thoughts on service in France, inc. A Private's Thoughts About the Padre ("Few padres manage to break down a soldier's prejudice. I have been in tents when the entry of a chaplain has changed the gay company into one of cold reserve... Many privates have told me that they do not like to go & see a padre because he is an officer... If only Tommy would put aside his foolish abjection & make a real pal of the padre, he in turn would be a very valuable friend in return. The help I have personally received from chaplains... often gives me cause for gratitude & makes me thankful that I overcame this prejudice...") Of the title - Bee's Wings & Ruby Queen's were apparently nicknames for the Army "fag" issue. Orig. paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip, somewhat worn, sound & about VG, & a curious privately published work. See illustration on our wesbite.   £45
KNOWLES (Sir Lees, Bart.) The War in the Peninsula: Some Letters of Lieutenant Robert Knowles, of the 7th, or Royal Fusiliers, a Lancashire Officer. 2nd Ed., 92pp., frontis., 2 plates, 2 fldg. maps. & one other. Bolton: Tillotson & Son. 1913  #46941
[HLMainPic] Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca & Vittoria; Killed in Action in the Pyrenees, July 1813. Orig. cloth, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £85
SANDILANDS (Brig-Gen. J.W., CB, CMG, DSO) A Lancashire Brigade in France. 1st Ed., 84pp., portrait frontis., 9 other portraits (commanding officers of bns.). Business Newspapers Ltd. [1919].  #55977
[HLMainPic] History of 104th Brigade, formed Jan. 1915 consisting of 17th, 18th & 20th (S) Bns. Lancashire Fusiliers & 3rd (S) Bn. Manchester Regt. In 1917 the latter two battalions were disbanded & replaced by 19th (S) Bn. DLI. Served with 35th Div. in France & Flanders from Jan. 1916 onwards, inc. Somme, Arras, Passchendaele, Final Advance. &c. Useful & very scarce history by the brigade commander. Orig. red cloth, titled & dec. in black to front & rear. Minor wear, VG, with pencil owenership inscrip. of Sapper R.F. Clench, 35th Div. Signal Coy. RE. See illustration on our website.   £95




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