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Rhine Crossing   7 Books
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
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
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
JOHNSTON (Capt. R.T.) et al. Campaign in Europe: The Story of The 10th Bn. The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) 1944-1945. 1st Ed., 78pp., 17 illus., 12 fldg. maps in end-pocket. No imprint (Printed by McCorquodales, Glasgow). nd  #58833
[HLMainPic] 15th (Scottish) Div. from Normandy to the Elbe via Holland, Ardennes &c. Roll of Hon., awards. VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
JOLLY ([Lt.-Col.] Alan [DSO]) Blue Flash: The Story of an Armoured Regiment. 1st Ed., xi+168pp., 12 photos., 13 maps (2 fldg.). Fine in sl worn dw. Printed for the Author by Solicitors' Law Stationary Soc. 1952  #58799
[HLMainPic] The war-raised 144th Regt. Royal Armoured Corps: Sherman tanks in NW Europe 1944-45, where, early in 1945, they were honoured by renaming as 4th Bn. RTR, resurrecting the original (regular) 4 RTR that had ceased to exist at Tobruk. Excellent & rare history inc. Normandy Breakout, campaigns in France, Low Countries & across the Rhine to Luneberg Heath. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, near fine in sl. creased, but rare & attractive dw, housed in original postage box from the publishers to Mr. C. Willsher, undoubtedly a member of the unit. See ilillustration on our website.   £225
TULLETT (Capt. E.V.) From Flushing to Bremen: The Fifth Bn. The King's Own Scottish Borderers. 1st Ed., 79pp., num. photos. & sketch maps. Minden, Germany, for the Battalion. 1945  #58838
[HLMainPic] Campaign in North-West Europe with 52nd (Lowland) Div. 1944-45: Rhine Crossing &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. dec. paper covd. boards, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125




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