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Normandy 1944   19 Books
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British Army of the Rhine Battlefield Tour. Operation Bluecoat. 8 Corps Operations South of Caumont 30-31 July 1944. Spectator's Ed., xi+49pp., foolscap, 12 photos., 6 maps (5 bound-in, 1 in endpocket), 2 fldg. aerial photos. Prepared under the Direction of G (Trg) HQ BAOR. 1947  #59133
[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 (600 copies printed of this edition, which supersedes the June 1947 Edition: the principal difference being the addition of photos.). See illustration on our website.   £275
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
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 7th Medium Regiment Royal Artillery (Now 32nd Medium Regiment R.A.) During World War II 1939-1945. 1st Ed., ix+222pp., 27 photos., 8 maps (several fldg.). Printed by Loxley Bros., Ltd., Sheffield. 1951  #62951
[HLMainPic] Detailed record of service with 30 Corps in Western Desert & Tunisia, Sicily, then NW Europe 1944-45. Excellent maps & photos. Orig. blue cloth, gilt VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
With the Scottish Troops in Europe. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 80pp., 75 photos. Glasgow: Printed by Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Soc. for D. M'Kenzie & Co. nd (c.1945).  #63835
[HLMainPic] Appealing & very well-illustrated record of the Scottish Divisions (15th, 51st & 52nd) from Normandy 1944 to the Rhineland. Much of interest inc. some personal experiences of the campaign, articles such as Lothians RAMC in Rhineland, Day in Billets with the KOSB, &c. Attractive orig. dec. wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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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
CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE: War Service Records 1939-1945: An Account of the War Service of Members of the Staff during the Second World War. 1st Ed., xx+331pp., 4to, approx. 220 portraits, several other photos. Toronto. 1947  #54511
[HLMainPic] Records of sercvice of around 1500 who served, with portraits of 133 who fell & many who received honours & awards. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG, nice clean copy. See illustrations on our website.   £35
CARVER (Brig. R.M.P.) The History of 4th Armoured Brigade. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 46pp. Gluckstadt: J.J. Augustin. 1945  #63457
[HLMainPic] Independent armoured brigade in North Africa, Italy & NW Europe 1944-45. Roll of Bde. commanders, order of battle. Orig. dec. wraps., little chipped & worn, about VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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