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Royal Engineers   26 Books
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Collections & Recollections of 107th Field Coy. R.E. 1st Ed., 146pp., sketches in text. Darlington: Wm. Dresser & Sons. 1918  #57465
[HLMainPic] The first of 2 volumes recording the unit's services in Macedonia/Salonica: This part contains mainly humourous contributions, poems &c. by num. members of the Coy. Orig. blue cloth sp. with wheat cloth boards, titled in gilt to sp. & black to front, VG. Very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
History of the East Lancashire Royal Engineers. 1st Ed., xxvi+268pp., 9 illus. For Private Circulation. 1921  #57629
[HLMainPic] 427th, 428th & 429th Field Coys. & 42nd Div. Signal Coy., Gallipoli, Egypt & Western Front from 1917. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
Manual of Field Engineering. 1911 (Reprinted 1914). General Staff, War Office. vii+131pp., 64 plates. HMSO. 1914  #57702
[HLMainPic] Including Field Forification; Tools, Paterials & Their Employment; Working Parties & Their Tasks; Improvements of the Field of Fire...; Earthworks; Obstacles; Defence of Localities & Positions, &c. Orig. red cloth covd. boards, rather serviceworn but sound. See illustration on our website.   £20
Military Engineering. (Part IIIA.) Military Bridging-General Principles & Materials. General Staff, War Office. 1913 (Reprinted 1915). 112pp., 38 plates (some fldg.). HMSO. 1915  #57796
[HLMainPic] Many good sketches & diagrams. Orig. red cloth, VG with contemp. ownership inscrip. of ii Lieut. H.L. Preece RE. See illustration on our website.   £20
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
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. Geological Work on the Western Front. 1st Ed., 71pp., num. photos., fldg. drawings, diagrams, sketches & maps. Chatham: RE Institution. 1922  #58514
[HLMainPic] Another typically detailed & well-illustrated volume in this series with much on tunnelling & mining in Flanders & other geological work in relation to operations &c., with an impressive range of photos. & sectional drawings, coloured maps & diagrams. Orig. blue cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. The Signal Service (France). 1st Ed., xvi+359pp., frontis., 20 drawings/diagrams (some fldg.). Chatham: RE Institution. 1921  #57973
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed survey & history of signals throughout the war on the Western Front. This volume by R.E. Priestley, MC, BA, late Major, RE, who accompanied Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic in 1907-09 & 1909, & Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910-13 as geologist He was one of Campbell's party who speny seven months marooned in an ice-cave during the austral winter, eating penguin & seal. He was a founder of the Scott Polar Research Insitute & Vice-Chanceller of Birmingham University. Commissioned in the RE in 1914 he commanded the 46th (North Midland) Divisional Signal Company 1917-19 & was awarded the Military Cross for the Hindenburg Line in October 1918. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with interesting author inscrip. "W.G. Streets in memory of comradeship in war at the Wireless Training Centre. Raymond Priestley. Birmingham August 1942." See illustrations on our website.   £225
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. Water Supply - France. 1st Ed., 92pp., 37 photos., 41 plates (many fldg.). & 10 fldg. maps. Chatham: RE Institution. 1921  #58515
[HLMainPic] Typically detailed & well-illustrated survey of a crucial aspect of the campaign, in three parts: Organization, Plant & Works, Operations, with excellent photos. & diagrams of equipment &c. including Water Points in Flanders, Water Cart Filling Points, Plan of Trench Water Point &c., with equally impressive maps/diagrams. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. sunned, VG with small IWM withdrawn stamp to rear ep. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War, 1914-19. Supply of Engineer Stores & Equipment. 1st Ed., 109pp., fldg. map, tables. Chatham: RE Institute. nd  #49805
[HLMainPic] Much detail on organisation & supply in both England & France such as formation of base depots, development of wireless, searchlights, signal stores of various kinds, Work at GHQ & HQs of Formations, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, near fine & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War, 1914-19. Supply of Engineer Stores & Equipment. 1st Ed., 109pp., fldg. map, tables. Chatham: RE Institute. nd  #55326
[HLMainPic] Much detail on organisation & supply in both England & France. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £125

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