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Royal Dragoons   3 Books
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ATKINSON (C.T.) History of the Royal Dragoons 1661-1934. 1st Ed., xx+547pp., 8 col. & 14 b/w plates, 51 maps & diagrams. Glasgow: Maclehose, For the Regiment. 1934  #59414
[HLMainPic] Including Peninsula & Waterloo campaigns, Crimea, Boer War & WW1 Western Front 1914-18. Roll of officers' services. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG but for ink note on front paste-down: NOT TO BE TAKEN AWAY. See illustration on our website.   £120
BICKERSTETH (Lt. J.B., MC) History of the 6th Cavalry Brigade 1914-1919. Foreword by Sir Douglas Haig. 1st Ed., xii+124pp., 5 plates, 15 maps. Baynard Press. nd  #51730
[HLMainPic] Excellent detailed acount of mainly 3rd Dragoons, Royal Dragoons & North Somerset Yeomanry in 3rd Cavalry Div., much on 1914 & 2nd Ypres, good folding coloured maps of various ops. Orig. blue cloth with paper onlay to front, dark blue cloth sp. strip, sp. label sl. chipped o/w VG with armorial bookplate of Charles Edward Dunscomb Bridge, who was a regular gunner, a captain in 1914 & by the end of the war a Temp. Lt.-Col., GSO1, holder of the DSO, MC, Order of Leopold & French, Belgian & Italian Croix de Guerre, served in France & Italy. Post-war Military Attach‚ at Washington, Warsaw & Prague, later Sec. Gen. to the British Council, awarded CMG 1938. See illustration on our website.   £35
DE LISLE (Gen. Sir Beauvoir, KCB, KCMG, DSO) Reminiscences of Sport & War. 1st Ed., 276pp., 12 plates. E&S. 1939  #61072
[HLMainPic] Commissioned DLI from Sandhurst 1883, later trans. to Royal Dragoons. Served in Sudan & Boer War. Commanding 2nd Cav. Bde., France 1914-15 inc. First & Second battles of Ypres; GOC 29th Div. Gallipoli 1915 & Western Front, later commanding XIII & XV Corps. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35

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