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Monte Cassino   8 Books
Ramie Pancerne: 2. Polskiego Korpusu. The Armoured Arm of the 2nd Polish Corps. Photo-Album of the 2nd Warsawska Armoured Division. Part I. 1st Ed. in English, 823 photos. on 256pp., oblong 4to. VG in dw. Rome: Officine Grafiche Italiane. 1946  #63479
[HLMainPic] Superb & fully captioned photographic record of 2nd Warsaw Armd. Div. training in in southern Siberia & Middle East, but largely the campaign in Italy 1944-1945 inc. battles of Monte Cassino &c. Just 1500 copies were printed with English language text, & 2575 copies in Polish. Both versions are rare, especially this English hardback version in its attractive dw. See illustrations on our weebsite.   £250
The London Irish at War: A History of the Battalions of the London Irish Rifles in World War II. 1st Ed., 222pp., num. photos. several maps. Published on behalf of the London Irish OCA. 1949  #63431
[HLMainPic] North Africa, Sicily & Italy. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, silver gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
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
MALCOLM (Lt.-Col. A.D., OBE) History of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 8th Battalion 1939-1947. 1st Ed., xi+284pp., 21 plates, 11 maps. Nelson. 1949  #63877
[HLMainPic] With BEF in 51st (Highland) Div., 1940; later 78th Div. Tunisia, Sicily & Italy. Rolls of officers & awards. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. Among the scarcest in the WW2 A&SH series. See illustration on our website.   £75
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
RIORDAN (T.M.J.) A History of the 7th Field Company RE 1939-1946. 1st Ed., orig. wraps., [vi]+261pp., photos. & maps. The author. 1984  #63613
[HLMainPic] Dunkirk, North Africa, Italy & Greece inc. author's personal experiences & contributions from many of his comrades. Orig. dec. laminated wraps., VG & signed by the author. See illustration on our website.   £35
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
STOUT (T. Duncan M.) Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45. Medical Services in New Zealand & the Pacific in Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force & With Prisoners of War. 1st Ed., xiv+449pp., approx. 60 photos., 10 maps & diagrams. Wellington, NZ: War History Branch. 1958  #44811
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, VG.   £30


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