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Tank Corps   16 Books
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4th Battalion Royal Tank Corps Standing Orders 1930. 128pp. (inc. blank interleaves). No publication details but "This edition... issued by Lt.-Col. M.C. Festing... Catterick Camp, Yorks. February, 1930."  #55587
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental regulations &c., but quite a scarce inter-war amoured regiment version, including regs. re tanks & other vehicles. Orig. blue morocco, gilt ttle to front, marbled endpapers & gilt edges. Nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £45
BAKER-CARR (Brig.-Gen. C.D., CMG, DSO) From Chauffeur to Brigadier. 1st Ed., 323pp., portrait frontis., 30 photos. Benn. 1930  #56278
[HLMainPic] Comm. RB 1898, 2nd Bn. in Sudan & Boer War. This memoir concerns WW1 when he founded the Machine Gun school at Camiers, later joined the Heavy Branch MGC & commanded 1st Tank Brigade. Orig. green cloth titled in black, sp. little sunned & worn, generally very sound, about VG, scarce. See illustration on our website.   £85
BUCHAN (John) These For Remembrance: Memoirs of Six Friends Killed in the Great War. Reprint, [xli]+83pp., 6 portraits. VG in dw. Buchan & Enright. 1987  #40520
Memoirs & portraits of six of Buchan's circle killed in the war, originally published privately in 1919. Includes Raymond Asquith, Grenadier Guards, KiA 1916 & Basil Blackwood of the same regt., KiA 1917.   £10
COOPER (Bryan) Tank Battles of World War I. 1st Ed., 95pp., 97 photos., 7 maps. VG in dw. Allan. 1974  #57098
[HLMainPic] Useful precis inc. eye-witness accounts. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
FLETCHER (David) Landships: British Tanks in the First World War. 1st Ed., laminated card wraps., [iv]+60pp., photos. & diagrams throughout. HMSO. 1984  #56392
[HLMainPic] Invaluable introduction to the subject, only published in this pbk. form. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
FOOT (Stephen, DSO, MA, late Bt. Major, RE) Three Lives - And Now. An Autobiography. 2nd (& revised Ed., [vii]+294pp. VG in dw. Heinemann. 1937  #56128
[HLMainPic] Comm. RE SR 1910: 10th Fd Coy. Nov. 1914, 2nd Ypres &c., later adjt. 21st Div. RE on the Somme where he was impressed by tanks & trans. to Tank Corps Central Workshops, later Brigade Major, 2nd Bde. Tank Corps at Cambrai &c. then GSO II under Fuller at the War Office ("I had known Fuller in France, & he selected me to be his GSO2 & personal assistant... I became editor, contributor, proof-reader & distributor of 'Weekly Tank Notes'."). Valuable account of work in the Tank Corps in France. Orig. black cloth, best edition (revised), VG in dw &scarce thus. See illustration on our website.   £75
GIBOT (Jean-Luc) & GORCZYNSKI (Philippe) Following the Tanks: Cambrai, 20th November-7th December 1917. 1st Eng. Ed., 190pp., 4to, profusely illus. with photos., col. trench maps &c., large fldg. map in end-pocket. VG in dw. Published by the authors, Arras/Cambrai. 1999  #58567
[HLMainPic] Superlative, detailed record of Tank Corps ops. during the 1917 battle, inc. details of the activities of most individual tanks, + a record of the excavation of D52, 'Deborah,' in the 1990s. Fine history supported by excellent photos., maps, diagrams &c. (many in colour). Rolls of awards & other detailed appendices. Presentation inscrip. from Philippe Gorczynski. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
JONES (Major Ralph E.), RAREY (Capt. George H.) & ICKS (Lt. Robert J.) The Fighting Tanks since 1916. New Ed., xvi+325pp., num. photos. & drawings. VG in dw. Old Greenwich, CT: WE Inc. 1969  #53254
[HLMainPic] Well-illustrated & comprehensive American survey of all aspects of tank development that includes reports on British, French, German & American combat use in the Great War. Useful bibliography. First published in 1933. Orig. yellow cloth, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
LIDDELL HART (Capt. B.H.) The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment & its predecessors, Heavy Branch Machine Gun Corps, Tank Corps & Royal Tank Corps 1914-1945. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xix+462pp. & xiv+555pp., 101 photos., 5 maps. VG in chipped dws. Cassell. 1959  #56361
[HLMainPic] Excellent & detailed standard history. Vol. I covers WW1 & the inter-war years of development; Vol. II covers WW2. Orig. black cloth, silver gilt, VG in chipped dws. See illustration on our website.   £65
MITCHELL (Lt. Frank, MC) Tank Warfare: The Story of the Tanks in the Great War. 3rd Imp., viii+312pp., 16 illus. Nelson. 1933  #52879
[HLMainPic] Useful & informative account including Glossary of Tank Terms &c. Author served with 1st Tank Bn. & won the MC for fighting the first tank v. tank 'duel' at Villers Bretonneux in April 1918. Orig. brown cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20

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