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Monte Cassino   6 Books
The Royal Engineers Sixth Armoured Division. 1st Ed., 132+[32]pp., photos. & maps. Padova: Tipografia Antoniana. 1946  #60587
[HLMainPic] RESTRICTED history published locally, for private circulation only, at the end of the war in Italy. Interesting photos. inc. dealing with booby traps &c. Includes North Africa & Italy (Monte Cassino, Garigliano, Gothic Line &c.) + War Diary extracts 1944-45. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue full morocco, VG in orig. blue paper-covd. card slipcase with loosely inserted slip "With the compliments of Lt. Col Morris & All Ranks... Padova, Italy, 30 June 1945." See illustration on our website.   £90
BROWNLIE (Maj. W. Steel, MC, TD) The Proud Trooper: The History of the Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry. 1st Ed., 639pp., 5 col. & 36 b/w plates, 44 maps. Collins. 1964  #56111
[HLMainPic] Excellent history: Boer War; WW1 in Gallipoli, Egypt & Palestine, Western Front; WW2 as 151 & 152 Fd. Regt. RA in North-West Europe & Middle East respectively. Roll of Hon., awards, roll of 17th Coy. IY 1900-01. Orig. green cloth with blue lettering label to sp., minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
ELLIOTT (Maj.-Gen. J.G.) A Roll of Honour: The Story of the Indian Army 1939-1945. 1st Ed., [xv]+392pp., 32 photos., 9 maps. VG in dw. Cassell. 1965  #56358
[HLMainPic] Useful & informative introduction to IA in Middle & Far East campaigns during WW2. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
ORPEN (Col. Neil) & MARTIN (Lt.-Gen. H.J.) South African Forces World War II (Vol. VIII, Parts I & II): Salute the Sappers. Part I: The Formation of the South African Engineer Corps & its Operations in East Africa & the Middle East to the Battle of Alamein. Part II: The Operations of the South African Engineer Corps in the North African & Italian Theatres of War from the Battle of El Alamein to the end of WW2. 1st Eds., 2 Vols., xx+507pp., photos., 17 maps, 6 sketches & diagrams & xii+424pp., photos., 29 maps, 7 sketches & diagrams. VG in dws. Jo'burg: Sappers Association. 1982  #49518
[HLMainPic] Excellent account of SA Engineers in East Africa, Western Desert & Italy. Orig. blue cloth, VG in dws. See illustration on our website.   £65
PAL (Dharm) Official History of the Indian Armed Forces in the Second World War: The Campaign in Italy 1943-45. Ed. by Bisheshwar Prasad. 1st Ed., xxv+699pp., 33 photos., 70 maps (many fldg.). VG in chipped dw. Combined Inter-Services Historical Section (India & Pakistan). 1960  #61729
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed account & among the rarest Indian official histories, containing a very informative, well-illustrated & mapped account of the services of the Indian Divisions in the Italian campaign. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £225
RYDER (R.) Oliver Leese. 1st Ed., xii+308pp., 17 photos., 5 maps. VG in dw. Hamish Hamilton. 1987  #59546
[HLMainPic] Coldstream Gds. 1914, Western Front; CO 1st Bn. 1936; Gds. Armd. Div. 1941; GOC 30 Corps Alamein, Sicily, Cassino &c. then Army Commander in Burma. VG in sl. sunned/marked dw. See illustration on our website.   £15


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