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Passchendaele   32 Books
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The Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Bn.) Record of War Service 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 136pp., 30 plates, map. Glasgow: Clark. 1920  #55278
[HLMainPic] A 'Pals' battalion; F&F 1915-18 (Somme 1/7/16 at Mouquet Farm where Sgt. Turnbull won a VC; Beaumont Hamel; Messines; Passchendaele &c.). Nominal roll, awards. Orig. grey & red cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £50
[HAIG (FM Sir Douglas)] CHARTERIS (Brig.-Gen. John, CMG, DSO) Field-Marshal Earl Haig. Foreword by John Buchan. 1st USA Ed., xiii+407pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates, 21 maps + ep maps. VG in sl. rubbed NY: Scribners. 1929  #57063
[HLMainPic] Charteris served on Haig's staff before the war & was his "controversial head of intelligence" during it. His is a "very personal book about Haig & his conduct of operations, but any critical assessment was tempered by loyalty & an element of self-justification" - Keith Simpson. Orig. black cloth, gilt, near fine in sl. rubbed but scarce pictorial dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
AINSWORTH (Capt. R.B., MC) Ed. The Story of the 6th Battalion the Durham Light Infantry: France, April 1915-November 1918. 1st Ed., 59pp. St. Catherine Press. 1919  #54039
[HLMainPic] Very scarce record of service with 50th (Norhumbrian) Div. at Ypres 1915 & 1917, the Somme, Arras &c. Rolls of officer casualties, COs, Adjutants & awards. Orig. maroon cloth, little stained, VG. See illustration on our website.   £85
ASSHER (Ben) [Pseud. of BORADAILE (Major Colin, MC, RGA)] A Nomad Under Arms: The Chronicle of an Artilleryman from 1914 to the Armistice. 1st Ed., 368pp., frontis. & 10 plates, 7 maps (4 fldg.). Witherby. 1931  #57542
[HLMainPic] A young regular, the author was posted, in November 1914, to a 4.7-inch how. battery near Kemmel Hill; remained with them in this area until posted as a captain to a New Army 60-pdr. battery on the Somme front in Jan. 1916. Wounded by a shell in Feb. 1917 he was then at home until July, returning to the front in time for Passchendaele & commanded a battery through most of 1918. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, head of sp. sl. chipped o/w VG & scarce account with good maps & interesting photos. taken by the author. See illustration on our website.   £125
BOWYER (Chaz) Airmen of World War 1: Men of the British & Empire Air Forces in Old Photographs. 1st Ed., 128pp., over 150 photos. VG in chipped dw. A&AP. 1975  #42250
Excellent selection of men & machines on active service &c.   £10
BUCKLEY (Capt. F.) Ed. War History of the 7th Northumberland Fusiliers. 1st Ed., viii+155pp., 31 illus., fldg. map. Newcastle: Grierson. 1919  #55024
[HLMainPic] Western Front in 50th Div., they landed on 21st April 1915 & within 4 days were thrust into 2nd Ypres with very heavy losses, much trench warfare & battles of Somme, Passchendaele &c. Very appealing & rare history made up of contributions from various officers, followed by lengthy chunks of the war diary, nominal roll on embarkation & Roll of Hon. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £225
CROFT (Lt.-Col. W.D., CMG, DSO) Three Years with the 9th (Scottish) Division. 2nd Imp., [xi]+293pp., 4 plates, 3 fldg. maps. Murray. 1919  #56920
[HLMainPic] Western Front memoirs. Author commanded 11th Royal Scots. & 27th (Lowland) Bde., Ploegsteert, Somme, Vimy, Passchendaele &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, minor wear, lacks ffep o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
DURNFORD (H.G., MC, MA) The Tunnellers of Holzminden (With a Side-Issue). 2nd Ed., x+199pp., 21 plates & diagrams, map. Cambridge: CUP. 1930  #58136
[HLMainPic] Gunner officer's account of capture with B/112th Battery RFA at Passchendaele, PoW life at Holzminden & successful escape. Orig. grey cloth, VG, nice clean copy. See illustration on our website.   £25
EDMONDS (Sir James) Military Operations France & Belgium 1917 Part II: 7th June-10th November, Messines & 3rd Ypres (Passchendaele). 1st Ed., xl+489pp., 8 photos., fldg. map in end-pocket + 29 sketch maps. HMSO. 1948  #58032
[HLMainPic] Very scarce 'Passchendaele' volume, issued without separate mapcase. Orig. red cloth, gilt, little marking to sp. o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £245
FARNDALE (Gen. Sir Martin, KCB) History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery: The Western Front 1914-1918. 1st Ed., x+421pp., 49 photos., 41 maps. VG in dw. RA Inst. 1986  #57572
[HLMainPic] Detailed & acclaimed history covering operations, tactical & technological innovation &c. Lengthy appendices include Order of Battle, organisation of Heavy & Field Artillery in France, ditto of AA Artillery, Trench Mortars &c. Much sought-after. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £60

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