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[LUARD (K.E.)] Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front 1914-1915. 1st Ed., vii+300pp. Blackwood. 1915  #58727
[HLMainPic] Luard's rewarding authentic early war experiences with an Ambulance Train at 1st Ypres & Neuve Chapelle & a Field Ambulance during 2nd Ypres, Festubert &c. Orig. cloth, sp. titling dull as usual o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
CROFT (Brig.-Gen. H. Page, CMG, MP) Twenty-Two Months Under Fire. 1st Ed., xv+243pp., sketch map. Murray. 1917  #53781
[HLMainPic] Croft went to France in Nov. 1914 commanding a coy. in 1/1st Herts. (TF), 2nd Div., & went into the line at Zonnebeke; fought at Neuve Chapelle, Festubert & Loos in 1915 & became GOC 68th Inf. Bde. in 23rd Div. Feb. 1916. Final chapters describe fighting on the Somme inc. capture of Bailiff Wood & Munster Alley. Orig. cloth, slittle rubbed & worn but sound & rare. See illustration on our website.   £45
DOHERTY (Simon) & DONOVAN (Tom) The Indian Corps on the Western Front: A Handbook & Battlefield Guide. 1st Ed., hardback edition, 194pp., 4to, approx. 200 photos., 34 col. maps. Tom Donovan Editions. 2014  #62065
[HLMainPic] Acclaimed complete Indian Corps history, including the background and composition of the Corps, its equipment & armament, leadership & several controversial issues such as a supposed tendency to desert to the enemy & the myth of self-inflicted wounds. Following a chapter on minor operations & trench warfare there are narratives of the ten major battles or operations in which the Corps participated during its year on the Western Front. Each of these is followed by a battlefield guide with clear maps & directions which will enable visitors to the scenes of these great events to follow them on the ground. Finally, there are descriptions of some of the notable Indian cemeteries & memorials in France & Belgium, with a suggested tour of some of those in the Indian Corps sector, details of the hospitals established for Indians on the south coast during 1914-15, with a tour of the Brighton hospitals and memorials. Only 50 copies of the hardback edition were printed & is out of print. See illustration on our website.   £45
EDMONDS (Brig. J.E.) Military Operations France & Belgium 1915 [Part I]: Winter 1915-15, Battle of Neuve Chapelle, Battles of Ypres. Text only. 1st Ed., xliii+433pp., 21 sketch maps in text. VG in chipped dw. Macmillan. 1927  #61688
[HLMainPic] Text. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG in dw & rare thus, complete with three Addenda & Corrigenda slips loosely inserted. See illustration on our website.   £100
EVATT (Brig. J., DSO) Historical Record of the 39th Royal Garhwal Rifles. Vol. I: 1887-1922. 1st Ed., [xvi]+215pp., 4to, 37 plates, 16 maps (inc. 5 fldg. maps in end-pocket). Aldershot: G&P For Private Circulation Only. nd (1923)  #63960
[HLMainPic] Chin Hills 1891-93, WW1 with the Indian Corps in France 1914-15 (Neuve Chapelle &c.) then Mesopotamia 1917-18; Kurdistan & Iraq 1920-21, North-West Frontier. Officers' services, Roll of Hon., awards. Superb history with many fine illustrations & maps. Perkins 484 states: "A well written book, admirably produced." He additionally records that "A package of Addenda & Corrigenda slips was sent to all subscribers about one year after publication... a copy having these slips in place is obviously preferable..." But these slips, are absent from this copy as usual. Orig. green cloth, gilt, somewhat speckled & worn, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
EWART (Wilfred) Scots Guard. 1st Ed., vii+304pp. VG in sl. chipped dw. Rich & Cowan. 1934  #58476
[HLMainPic] Commissioned in Scots Guards 1914; fine memoir of service in France Feb. 1915-1918 inc. Neuve Chapelle, Somme, Ypres, Cambrai &c. Orig. brown cloth, VG in sl chipped but scarce & attractive dw. See illustration on our website.   £145
FRENCH (FM Viscount) The Complete Despatches of Lord French: Mons, The Marne, The Aisne, Flanders, Neuve Chapelle, The Second Battle of Ypres, Loos, Hohenzollern Redoubt: And a Complete List of Officers & Men Mentioned. 1st Ed., xi+607pp., portrait frontis. & 3 others, 6 maps. C&H. 1917  #63461
[HLMainPic] From Mons to Loos, incl. list of all those Mentioned in Despatches. No. 213 of Limited Ed. of 500 numbered copies, orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG. A rather superior cloth-bound edition of French's Despatches. This copy with ink ownership inscrip. of "E. Allan Cameron. Jany. 1918" i.e. Col. Ewan Allan Cameron, CMG, DSO & bar, Cameron Highlanders, who was wounded in the Boer War & again in West Africa & the Great War. Commanded 10th Loyal North Lancs., 9th East Surreys & 17th Inf. Bde. See illustrations on our website.   £95
GRIMWADE (Capt. F. Clive) The War History of the 4th Battalion The London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xii+532pp., 12 photos., 21 maps. The Regiment. 1922  #63184
[HLMainPic] 1/4th Bn. briefly in Malta then Western Front from Neuve Chapelle to armistice inc. 2nd Ypres, 1/7/16 at Gommecourt, Arras, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai &c., 2/4th Bn. in France from Jan. 1917 inc. Bullecourt, 3rd Ypres, Final Advance &c. Detailed history with various rolls of officers &c., awards roll. Orig. red cloth, titled in black, rather stained & worn but sound throughout. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £90
HALDANE (Lt.-Col. M.M.) Comp. A History of The Fourth Bn. The Seaforth Highlanders. With some account of the Military Annals of Ross, the Fencibles, the Volunteers, & of the Home Defence & Reserve Bns. 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 372pp., 17 col. & 6 b/w plates, 19 maps. VG in dw. Witherby. 1928  #57993
[HLMainPic] Territorials on the Western Front throughout the war: Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Loos, Somme, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai &c. Excellent narrative & maps/illustrations. Awards. Orig. cloth, VG & rare in dw. See illustration on our website.   £120
HAMMERSON (M.) Ed. No Easy Hope or Lies: The WW1 Letters of Lt. Arthur Preston White, 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 264pp., portrait frontis., 25 illus., 4 maps. VG in dw. LSE. 1991  #60624
[HLMainPic] France from Dec. 1914: Neuve Chapelle, Loos, Somme &c. Includes Roll of Honour for Highgate School as an appendix. See illustration on our website.   £15

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