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Northamptonshire Regiment   7 Books
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BARNES (Lt.-Col. L.E., MBE) History of The 12th Northamptonshire Battalion Home Guard 1940-1944. 1st Ed., 184pp., 20 photos. Northampton: Printed by The Mercury Press. nd 1945  #64099
[HLMainPic] Detailed history & records + nominal rolls, &c., with photos. of various weapons (Spigot Mortar, Smith Gun &c.). Orig. apple green cloth, VG & an interesting copy inscribed on front paste-down "To Col. P. Lister Reid. The First Copy. With grateful remembrance of the kindness and help received from the Zone Advisor. L.E, Barnes Lt. Col." See illustrations on our website.   £60
CRUTCHLEY (C.E.) Shilling A Day Soldier. 1st Ed., [viii]+128pp., 7 photos., map. VG in dw. Bognor Regis: New Horizon. 1980  #63601
[HLMainPic] Crutchley's scarce WW1 memoirs: served with 1/4th Northants as a machine gunner & landed with the bn. at Suvla Bay on 15th August 1915. Includes a short but interesting account of this period until invalided with dysentery: returned to England & transferred to MGC in Jan. 1916. Served with 135th Coy. MGC in Mesopotamia & Palestine 1917-18, including various battles & operations which are interestingly described VG in dw. See illustration on our website..   £65
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
JERVOIS (Brig. W.J., MC) The History of the Northamptonshire Regiment 1934-1948. 1st Ed., xxiii+448pp., 4to, 4 col. & 9 b/w plates, 25 maps (several fldg.). The Regimental History Committee. 1953  #63981
[HLMainPic] Contains excellent, detailed accounts of the 1st Bn. in Waziristan 1936-37 & in Burma during 1944-45; 2nd Bn. with BEF in 1940, later PAIFORCE & Middle East; 5th Bn. TF in Sicily & Italy. Awards rolls for Waziristan & WW2, various rolls of officers &c. Orig. black cloth, gilt, VG, nice copy & rare. See illustration on our website.   £225
NEEDHAM (Capt. E.J.) The First Three Months: The Impressions of an Amateur Infantry Subaltern. 1st Ed., [xiv]+113pp., 3 plates, 3 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1936  #60549
[HLMainPic] The author was a Special Reserve officer of the Northamptonshire Regt., mobilised with the 1st Bn. (2nd Bde., 1st Div., I Corps), he gives a full account - based on his diary - of mobilisation, embarkation & arrival in France, Retreat from Mons, Aisne, Chemin-des-Dames & 1st Ypres when he was wounded 23/10/14. Roll of bn. officers, noting almost 100% casualties. Orig. wheat cloth, somewhat rubbed o/w VG, title & regimental badge blocked on front board. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £165
PENDERED (Capt. R.D., 1/4th Northants.)] The Tale of a Territorial: Being A Record of Experiences at Home & Abroad during the years 1914, 1915 & 1916. 1st Ed., 165pp. Printed by Perkins & Co.(Wellingborough) Ltd. nd (c.1918).  #58876
[HLMainPic] Rare privately printed memoirs including an account of the 1/4th Northamptonshire's mobilization in 1914 & services at Gallipoli with the 54th Div. (Suvla Bay landing on 15/8/15, when author was 2ic 'A' Coy., later commanding the Coy. until evacuated to Malta with scarlet fever after several eventful months in the trenches). He was eventually repatriated to England & rejoined his unit in Egypt in Jan. 1917, moved up to Palestine with it - in temporary command - & concludes with a brief account of services there up until about May 1917. Signed by author on tp "R. Dudley Pendred." Orig. dec. wheat cloth, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
WATTS (Lt.-Col. C.J.M.) The History of the Northamptonshire Regiment 1948-1960. 1st Ed., xiii+89pp., 2 col. & 5 b/w plates, map. Regimental History Committee. 1963  #57886
[HLMainPic] Final years before amalgamation with the Lincolns. Including a short account of service in Korea. Superb copy of deluxe edition, full black morocco, raised bands to richly gilt sp., gilt rules to front & rear boards, regimental device to front. Lovely copy. See illustration on our website.   £65

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