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Royal Artillery   38 Books
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264 (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (T.A.) A Short History. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [32]pp, 4 plates. Royal Artillery Institution. 1948  #56422
[HLMainPic] Inc. WW1 Western Front & Egypt/Palestine; WW2 North Africa & Italy. Roll of Hon. & awards for both wars. VG ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £45
A Short History of the Units administered by the Kent Territorial & Auxiliary Forces Association. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 88pp. (inc. adverts), several photos. Published & Produced by Reid-Hamilton Publishers. nd (c.1950).  #56424
[HLMainPic] The "Official Handbook" to the Territorial & Auxiliary Forces of the County of kent, c.1950, inc. details of various local Artillery, Engineer, RAMC, REME &c. units. VG ex-IWM. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
Artillery & Trench Mortar Memories, 32nd Division. 1st Ed., 687pp. Printed by Unwin Bros. 1932  #63558
[HLMainPic] Very substantial compilation by Old Comrades, containing diaries of Lt. A.B. Scott, MC, of "X" & "W" TM Batteries & Reconnaissance Officer, 32nd Div. Artillery HQ; Rev. R.E. Grice-Hutchinson, MC, Chaplain, 32nd Div. Artillery; late Major L. Heathcote-Amory, Staff Capt., 32nd Div. Artillery (DoW Aug. 1918) & brief recollections by seven others. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
Lieut. Henry Ward. 210 Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Commission to be 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery (Special Reserve), 3rd March 1917.  #58257
[HLMainPic] Later promoted to Acting Captain & Adjt., 1/10/1917 & stepped up to W.S. Lieut, 3/9/1918. Copy of MIC provided shows entered theatre of war (France & Flanders) 26/9/1917 & served with 210 Bde. RFA. VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
Noel Ross & His Work. Ed. by His Parents. 1st Ed., xiv+210pp., portrait frontis. Edward Arnold. 1919  #63238
[HLMainPic] Noël Ross was born at Dunedin, New Zealand, & Ed. at the Terrace School, Wellington & Christ College, Christchurch. He joined the staff of a New Zealand newspaper & later wrote for The Times & Punch. He enlisted in the ranks of the Canterbury Rifles & served at Gallipoli where he was severely wounded by a shell at Anzac Cove. He was discharged, but reaching London obtained a commission in the Royal Artillery. He was still unfit, however, and medically boarded. He died of illness in England on 19th December 1917. Contains a memoir including details of his military service and examples of his prose including an account of the landing at Gallipoli written for The Times. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website   £145
Notes on the Ammunition for Q.F. 13-PR. Q.F. 18-PR. Q.F. 4.5-Inch Howitzer. Ordnance College. 1915. Orig. buff printed card wraps., 44pp., diagrams. Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 1915  #61409
[HLMainPic] Including num. interesting diagrams of shells & fuzes, tools & ammunition boxes. VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65
Royal Artillery War Commemoration Book: A Regimental Record written & illustrated for the most part by artillerymen while serving in the line during the Great War. 1st Ed., xxiv+408pp., folio, col. & b/w plates throughout, sketches &c. Bell. 1920  #60043
[HLMainPic] A superb memorial record that contains numerous accounts of different units & actions, individual experiences &c., in numerous actions on all Fronts, as well as the Roll of Honour of officers. Awesome, immense, well-illustrated compilation & invaluable for the study of the Royal Artillery on the Western Front & elsewhere. Orig. dark blue cloth, gilt to front & sp., excellent copy, near fine & scarce thus. See illustrations on our website.   £225
ANDERSON (Col. A.T., CMG) War Services of the 62nd West Riding Divisional Artillery. 1st Ed., xii+142pp. Cambridge: No imprint (For the Author). 1920  #61459
[HLMainPic] Western Front from Jan. 1917: including the spring advance on the Somme during that year; the attack at Bullecourt; trench warfare during that summer then the Battle of Cambrai; German offensive of spring 1918, with the 5th French Army around Reims & the Final Advance. Rolls of officers (noting those wounded or killed) & awards. Orig. dec. cloth, VG with loosely inserted slip "This book is only obtainable from:- Col. A.T. Anderson..." See illustration on our website.   £95
ARNEWOOD [Pseud. of COOKE (Col. E.D.M.H. [Montague], DSO, RA)] With the Guns West & East. Illustrated by Lt.-Col. E.A. Hobday, CMG (& two sketches by L. Raven Hill). 1st Ed., 96pp., 26 plates. Privately published in a Limited Edition of 200 Copies. 1923  #62185
[HLMainPic] Cooke went to France with 5th Royal Horse Artillery Brigade in 1914. Subsequently commanded a Battery & gives a very good account of The Battle of Loos, when he acted in support of 15th (Scottish) Div. In 1916 he took a newly raised New Army battery of the 34th Div. to France & fought with them on the Somme until August when selected to form a gunnery school in India. Later served with 60th (London) Div. in Palestine 1917-18 including the capture of Jerusalem. Falls says "This last is particularly interesting as he gives a graphic account of the capture of Jerusalem, into the suburbs of which he must have been about the first man in the British Army to penetrate." Orig. blue paper covd. boards with wheat cloth spine strip, paper label to front board, VG. Number 25 of 200 numbered copies printed, this copy with armorial bookplate of John Stewart (Lt.-Col., DSO, Black Watch, joint author with John Buchan of the 15th [Scottish] Division history) & one tipped-in letter (at Ashley Arnewood Manor, New Milton) to Col. Stewart, regarding his gift of this copy & events at Loos in 1915 when "the battery tried hard to help the Highlanders we so loved & admired" plus a loosely inserted letter with further comment on the 15th Divisional Artillery at Loos, &c., also two offprinted reviews of the book from the TLS & the Royal Artillery Magazine. Interesting copy & rare. See illustrations on our website.   £275
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  #62433
[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. brown cloth, blocked black, near fine & scarce account with good maps & interesting photos. taken by the author. See illustration on our website.   £125

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