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North-West Europe   23 Books
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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
Royal Engineers Battlefield Tour: The Seine to the Rhine. Volume I: An Account of the Operations Included in the Tour. Volume II: A Guide to the Conduct of the Tour. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., foolscap, xviii+217pp., 49 photos., 37 maps on 14 fldg. leaves; x+83pp., 31 maps. VG in dws. Chief Engineers British Army of the Rhine. Feb. 1947  #58760
[HLMainPic] RESTRICTED. "Prepared by HQ 8 AGRE... to enable present & future REs to study certain operations of particular engineer interest in the 1940 Flanders Campaign & in the 1944/45 Campaign in NW Europe..." Fabulous detail on RE aspects of ops. inc. Arnhem, battle of the Rhineland, Rhine Crossing &c. Numerous accounts by participating officers & NCOs. Excellent photos. & exceptional, detailed col. printed maps of operations. Orig. blue qtr. morocco, gilt to front & spines, near fine in dws, & rare. See illustration on our website.   £375
The History of the 6th (Lanarkshire) Battn. of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) World War II. 1st Ed., 150pp., 6 portraits, 3 plates, 6 maps. VG in dw. No imprint/date [Glasgow: For the Bn., 1946].  #58801
[HLMainPic] NW Europe 1944-45 in 52nd (Lowland) Div., Low Countries, Rhine Crossing &c. Nominal rolls, Roll of Hon. VG in dw & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
BLAKE (George) Mountain & Flood: The History of the 52nd (Lowland) Division 1939-1946. 1st Ed., xx+265pp., 50 photos. + 4 fldg. panoramas, 19 maps. dw. Glasgow: Jackson. 1950  #56343
[HLMainPic] NW Europe 1944-45, from the Scheldt to the capture of Bremen. Detailed & well-illus. Order of Battle, complete roll of honours & awards earned by members of the division. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG in very worn dw, inscribed on half title (presumably by the author) "To Sgt. G. Brown 5046052. 52nd L. Div. Recce Regt. from G.B." See illustration on our website.   £50
BRETT (Lt.-Col. G.A., DSO, OBE, MC) History of the South Wales Borderers & The Monmouthshire Regiment 1937-1952: Part III: The 2nd Bn. The Monmouthshire Regiment 1933-1952. 1st Ed., 126pp., 14 plates, 9 fldg. maps. Pontypool: Hughes & Son. 1953  #58821
[HLMainPic] North-West Europe 1944-45, (Normandy & through the Low Countries to the Ardennes, Reichswald &c.). Roll of Hon., awards, officers' roll. Orig. olive cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65
DURAND (Major A.T.M., TD) & HASTINGS (Major R.H.W.S., DSO, OBE, MC) The London Rifle Brigade 1919-1950. 1st Ed., xi+320pp., 27 photos., 9 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1952  #58102
[HLMainPic] Battalions were known as 7th & 8th Bns. Rifle Bde. during WW2: Western Desert, Italy, NW Europe. Roll of Hon, awards. Orig. green cloth, silver gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
ESSAME (H.) The Battle for Germany. 1st Ed., xii+228pp., 32 photos., 11 maps. VG in dw. Batsford. 1969  #48031
[HLMainPic] 1944-45 campaign, battle of the Scheldt, Rhine Crossing &c. See illustration on our website.   £10
HARKER (Douglas E.) The Dukes: The Story of the Men Who Have Served in Peace & War with the British Columbia Regiment (D.C.O.) 1883-1973. 1st Ed., [xi]+438pp., 31 photos., 3 sketches. VG in chipped dw. Published by the Regt. 1974  #57048
[HLMainPic] Boer War, WW1 Western Front & WW2 North-West Europe 1944-45 in Sherman tanks. Roll of Hon. & awards rolls for WW1 & WW2. Perkins 110. Presentation inscrip. Scarce.   £50

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