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Normandy 1944   22 Books
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British Army of the Rhine Battlefield Tour. Operation Totalize: 2 Canadian Corps Operations Astride the Road Caen-Falaise 7-8 August 1944. 1st Ed., x+65pp., foolscap, 10 photos., 9 of 10 maps (end-pocket map lacking). Prepared under the Direction of G (Trg) HQ BAOR & with the assistance of The Canadian Amy Historical Section. Sept. 1947  #63545
[HLMainPic] RESTRICTED. Detailed account of the planning & execution of this phase of the Normandy Breakout, with various original Operation Orders &c. reproduced, also a short account by Kurt Meyer, commander of 12 SS Panzer Div. Excellent coloured fldg. maps. Preface states that this tour is "especially concerned with the air plan & the part played by 51 (H) Div with particular reference to:- (a) The use of armoured personnel carriers; (b) Maintenance of direction during a night advance. It forms the necessary background to a detailed study of the battle carried out on the ground." Orig. blue cloth, gilt to front. VG & rare. This edition supersedes that of June 1947 & contains 10 photo. plates not present in the previous version. This copy, however, lacks the end-pocket map, o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £225
British Army of the Rhine Battlefield Tour. Third Day: 8 Corps Operations South of Caumont 30-31 July 1944 (Operation Bluecoat). 1st Ed., [vii]+49pp., foolscap, 7 maps (6 bound-in, 1 in endpocket). Prepared under the Direction of G (Trg) HQ BAOR. 1947  #50638
[HLMainPic] RESTRICTED. Detailed account of the planning & execution of this phase of the Normandy Breakout, with various original Operation Orders &c. reproduced. Excellent coloured fldg. maps. Preface states that this tour is "especially concerned with the part played by 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division in those operations. It forms the necessary background to a detailed study of the battle carried out on the ground." Orig. blue cloth, gilt to front. VG & rare (just 150 copies printed of this edition), with ownership inscrip. of the writer Alan Sillitoe & several ts. foolscap sheets loosely inserted re contemp. training exercise, outlining a situation where, as GOC 15th Div., you have to decide how to alter your plan during the battle to benefit from air support. With list of officers in syndicates during this exercise. See illustration on our website.   £225
Report by the Supreme Commander To the Combined Chief of Staff On The Operations In Europe of the Allied Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1944 to 8 May 1945. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., x+123pp., 4to, 11 maps. Washington: US Govt. Printing Office. 1946  #66673
[HLMainPic] Eisenhower's official despatch re planning & preparation of Operation Overlord, the assault in Normandy & subsequent breakout battles & onwards through the Low Countries, The Ardennes &c. to the Rhineland. Some wear & use, generally VG. See illustrations on our website.   £20
The 26th Squadron RE: A History of the Squadron from its Formation in 1855 to the Present. 2nd Ed., corrected & brought up to date, orig. dec. laminated card wraps., [vi]+40pp., oblong 4to, 29 illus., (mostly photos.), 3 maps. The Regt. 1988  #63789
[HLMainPic] Fist published in 1958 & this edition corrected & revised to date of publication. Includes useful illustrated account of, inter al, Nile Expedition 1884-85, Boer War, WW1 Western Front, WW2 BEF 1940 & NW Europe 1944-45, post war Northern Ireland tours in 1972 & 1974. Orig. laminated card wraps., VG & scarce in any edition. See illustration on our website.   £50
The Gordon Highlanders in Pictures 1940-1945. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 60pp., approx. 80 photos. Glasgow: Wilson, Guthrie & Co. nd (c.1946)  #63899
[HLMainPic] A fine selection of photos. of the Gordons at war on all Fronts. Covs. sl. chipped, stapled rusted, generally sound, VG & scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £45
The History of The 107 Regiment Royal Armoured Corps (King's Own) June 1940-February 1946. 1st Ed., 93pp. Lengerich, Westfalia: Printed by Bischof & Klein. nd (c.1946)  #64130
[HLMainPic] 1940 war-raised unit based initially on officers & drafs from King's Own holding battalions, titled 10th (S) Bn. but changed in Jan. 1942 to 151st Reg. Royal Armoured Corps & began to train with tanks; retitled as 107 Regt. early in 1944, embarked for Normany 30th June 1944 & fought in break-out battles, Falaise, advance to the Rhine, &c. Roll of casualties, KiA or DoW, PoWs, roll of awards (with citations) & a number of interesting appendices on various actions. Some time spent with 15th & 51st Scottish Divisions. Orig. dec. paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip, VG & rare with loosely inserted typed slip "With the Compliments of Lt Colonel C.H. Taite and all officers and other ranks of the 107 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps, (King's Own)." See illustration on our website.   £220
The Iron Duke: The Regimental Magazine of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding). Vols. XV-XXIII, 1939-1947. Run of 27 issues covering WW2, Vol. XV, No. 42, Feb. 1939-Vol. XXIII, No. 68, Oct. 1947, each annual Volume c.200pp., so some 1800+pp in all, with photos., sketches, &c. For the Regiment. Contemp.  #64609
[HLMainPic] Containing the customary regimental news, historical articles (inc. extracts from diaries &c. of participants in earlier campaigns), Army Lists extracts, various named group photos., obituaries, &c. These wartime issues also containing news & reports from battalions on various Fronts overseas inc. Middle East, NW Europe & Burma, plus citations for awards & articles by officers on various operations & events. An excellent source on the regiment during the Second World War. VG throughout. All issues in orig. dec. wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £275
The War Diary of H Company 8th Battalion The Rifle Brigade. 1st Ed., orig. printed paper covd. boards, 82pp., ep maps. No imprint, Schleswig, Sept. 1945  #65642
[HLMainPic] Appealing history from landing in Normandy June 1944 with 11th Armd. Div., Hill 112, Bocage &c., through Low Countries to Schleswig on the Baltic. Nominal roll with home addresses, Roll of Hon., awards. Nice clean copy, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
BRERETON (J.M.) A History of the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards & Their Predecessors 1685-1980. 1st Ed., xiii+494pp., 4to, col. frontis., 94 plates (some col.), 12 maps & diagrams. VG in dw. Catterick: The Regt. 1982  #61526
[HLMainPic] Campaigns include Peninsular, Kaffir War, Crimea, Egypt 1882, Boer War, WW1 Western Front & WW2 BEF 1940 & North-West Europe 1944-45 from Normandy to Bremen, post-war Radfan & Cyprus. Rolls of Hon. 1914-18 & 1939-45, roll of awards post-1946. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
BRERETON (J.M.) A History of the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards & Their Predecessors 1685-1980. 1st Ed., xiii+494pp., 4to, col. frontis., 94 plates (some col.), 12 maps & diagrams. Catterick: The Regt. 1982  #66654
[HLMainPic] Campaigns include Peninsular, Kaffir War, Crimea, Egypt 1882, Boer War, WW1 Western Front & WW2 BEF 1940 & North-West Europe 1944-45 from Normandy to Bremen, post-war Radfan & Cyprus. Rolls of Hon. 1914-18 & 1939-45, roll of awards post-1946. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20

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