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Normandy   32 Books
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A History of No 1 Indep MG Coy Royal Northumberland Fusiliers in the Campaign in NW Europe 1944-1945. 1st Ed., 73pp., plate, fldg. map. No imprint/date [Germany, c.1946].  #58802
[HLMainPic] Machine Gun Support Coy. serving with Guards Armoured Div. in NW Europe campaign 1944-45, compiled at the close of hostilities from the diaries/recollections of several officers. Nominal rolls of all ranks, Roll of Hon, awards & officers. Orig pale blue/grey cloth, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
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.   £220
F Company 8th Battalion The Rifle Brigade. 1st Ed., orig. card wraps., 66pp., fldg. map. dw. No imprint/date. [BAOR, c.1945].  #58808
[HLMainPic] 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. dw sl. creased o/w near fine & very scarce Coy. history. See illustration on our website.   £120
From the Beaches to the Baltic: The Story of "G" Company 8th Battalion The Rifle Brigade during the Campaign in North-West Europe. 1st Ed., orig. wraps., [ix]+123pp., map. Aldershot: G&P. 1947  #58807
[HLMainPic] History from landing in Normandy June 1944 with 11th Armd. Div., Hill 112, Bocage &c., through Low Countries to Germany. VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £95
Incidents with the Seventh Battalion The Somerset Light Infantry in France & Germany from June 1944 to June 1945. 1st Ed., 74pp. No imprint/date [Germany, c.1946].  #58797
[HLMainPic] Anonymous account (by "B" Coy. commander) which conveys well the confusion in Normandy & the bleak outlook. With the arrival of an effective CO the bn's. confidence returned but days later he was killed. A third CO was killed within a few more days then the author was wounded at Mont Pincon & evacuated to the UK. Rejoined in 1945 in time for the Rhine crossing & final operations. Contemp. red cloth, blind, no publication details but evidently manufactured in Germany c.1945-46. VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
The Story of the 51st Highland Divisional Signals, June 1944-July 1945. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 32pp. Syke, Germany. 1945  #58813
[HLMainPic] Campaign in NW Europe 1944-45: Normandy to the Rhine crossing. VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65
AMBROSE (Stephen E.) Pegasus Bridge 6 June 1944. 1st Ed., xx+156pp., 19 photos., maps. VG in dw. A&U. 1984  #51654
[HLMainPic] Full account of Major John Howard's glider-borne mission. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £10
BARCLAY (Brig. C.N., CBE, DSO) The History of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment 1919-1952. 1st Ed., xxi+398pp., 4to, col. frontis., 27 photos., 10 fldg. maps + 9 in text. Clowes, For the Regt. 1953  #56832
[HLMainPic] All main fronts in WW2 inc. Dunkirk, Anzio, two bns. in Burma (one with Chindits), Normandy landings, race to Arnhem &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
BLUMENTRITT ([Gen.] Guenther) Von Rundstedt: The Soldier & the Man. 1st Ed., 288pp., 11 photos., 5 maps. VG in chipped dw. Odhams. 1952  #51724
[HLMainPic] Field Marshal von Rundstedt by his former Chief of Staff. Led Army Group South into Poland in 1939; France 1940; Operation Barbarossa &c. on Eastern Front until recalled to organise the Atlantic Wall defences & C-in-C in occupied France until replaced after the Normandy landings. Scarce & VG in dw (chipped with small loss at head of spine). See illustration on our website.   £15
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  #56304
[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.   £20

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