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Rhine Crossing   6 Books
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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].  #61045
[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. Stain to front o/w 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. Chief Engineers British Army of the Rhine. Feb. 1947  #63949
[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 cloth, gilt to front & spines, some chipping, rubbing & wear to edges, generally VG with ownership inscrip. & later bookplate of Major J.S. Batholomew, GM, in Vol. I.. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £275
ARNOT (B. Douglas) That White Horse: A Brief History, The 629 (9th) Field Squadron Royal Engineers. 1st Ed., viii+69pp., 19 photos. Aldershot: G&P. 1947  #62528
[HLMainPic] 9th, later 629, Field Sqdrn. RE, served with 8th Armd. Div. in Western Desert, inc. Alamein, then via Palestine to UK & landed on D Day under "a withering hail of machine-gun fire & mortar bombs" then on to Neustadt via the Rhine Crossing, &c. Rare history including detailed account of D Day landing & subsequent days, with nominal rolls of officers & all ranks, Roll of Hon. & awards. Orig. blue cloth, silver gilt to font, minor wear, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
BAGGALEY (Capt. J.R.P., MC) The 6th (Border) Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers 1939-45. 1st Ed., 115pp., 3 portraits, 8 fldg. maps. No imprint, printed by Martin's Printing Works, Berwick-on-Tweed. 1946  #60297
[HLMainPic] War-raised bn. served with 15th (Scottish) Div. in NW Europe from Normandy to the Elbe. History written by the Bn. I.O. Roll of awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & quite scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
KEMSLEY (Capt. W.) & RIESCO (Capt. M.R.) The Scottish Lion on Patrol: Being the Story of the 15th Scottish Reconnaissance Regiment 1943-1946. 1st Ed., 232pp., 12 plates, 20 maps, ep maps. Bristol: White Swan Press. 1950  #64129
[HLMainPic] Recce Bn., 15th (Scottish) Division, Normandy to the Baltic inc. Rhine Crossing &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
SETH (Ronald) Lion With Blue Wings: The Story of the Glider Pilot Regiment 1942-1945. 1st Ed., 245pp., 16 illus. Gollancz. 1955  #63838
[HLMainPic] Mainly NW Europe campaign inc. Normandy, Arnhem, Rhine Crossing & other ops. Roll of Hon. Orig. cloth, sp. sunned, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20

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