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Tank Regiment   6 Books
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History of 7th Armoured Division June 1943-July 1945. 1st Ed., [v]+171pp., num. photos., 11 fldg. maps in end pocket. AP&SS, BAOR.  #62445
[HLMainPic] Excellent contemp. account: Italy then North-West Europe campaign 1944-45. Well illustrated & excellent fldg. maps in end-pocket. Orig. grey cloth, titled in red, little chipped, VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
The Red Lanyard: Journal of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment. Vol. 2 No. 7, August 1946. Orig. dec. wraps., 24pp., photos. & cartoons. Detmold: Herman Bosmann. 1946  #56527
[HLMainPic] Attractive & scarce journal containing regimental news, sports, &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
The Red Lanyard: The Magazine of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment. Vol. 2, No. 2, May 1946-Vol. 2, No. 12, December 1946. Eleven issues bound together, 264pp., num. photos., cartoons, sketches, maps. Detmold: Herman Bosmann. 1946  #60869
[HLMainPic] Attractive & scarce journal containing regimental news, sports, &c., account of an Italian Battlefield Tour, WW2 Rolls of Honour. Many amusing period cartoons, some interesting photos. (inc. unfinished Panther tanks in a Hannover factory), a photo-story "Day in the Life of a Trooper" & more. Attractive orig, dec. paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip. VG. See illustrations on our website.   £75
DIXON (Alec) Tinned Soldier: A Personal Record, 1919-1926. 1st Ed., 314pp. VG in chipped dw. Jonathan Cape. 1941  #59288
[HLMainPic] Peacetime soldiering in the ranks of the Royal Tank Regt., "with all its miseries & benefits." Author enlisted for seven years in June 1919: T.E. Lawrence served in the ranks alongside him & became a good friend. A useful account of the army winding down after WW1 & the public's attitude towards soldiers. Orig. cloth, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £75
ELLIS (Major L.F., CVO, CBE, DSO, MC) Welsh Guards at War. 1st Ed., xv+386pp., col. frontis., 56 photos., 3 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1946  #62443
[HLMainPic] France 1940; Tunisia & Italy; N-W Europe 1944-45. Roll of Hon., awards &c. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG See illustration on our website.   £35
ROSS (Peter Mabyn, MC) To The Stars: A Tribute to the Junior Officers of the Royal Armoured Corps. Illustrated by "MAC." Proceeds to R.A.C. Benevolent Fund. 1st Ed., 96pp., 7 photos., 19 cartoons. Bovington: R.A.C. Publications. nd [1946]  #62045
[HLMainPic] A very informative & rather scarce account of the process of officer training at the RAC OCTU (at Sandhurst) during WW2, in all its facets, including the personal experiences of the author (who emerged from it as a 2nd Lieut. in 1942). Attractively produced with amusing sketches & a 20pp. 'Epilogue' recording the author's arrival in the Middle East where after top-up courses at the RAC Base Depot he was appointed a liaison officer at HQ BTE (British Troops Egypt) before joining his unit - 3rd RTR - where he was posted to command the Recce Troop in "A" Sqdrn. in time to participate in the Battle of El Alamein, of which he provides a graphic account, culminating in the brewing-up of his Dingo with consequent losses including himself wounded. (Note: Ross was awarded the MC for Alamein, later returned to 3 RTR & wounded again in Tunisia. In 1944 he returned to the RAC OCTU as an instructor. His war memoirs, "All Valiant Dust," were published in 1992.) Smith ("British Armoured Formations 1939-1945, A Bibliography") pps. 83, 172, 293. Orig. red cloth, gilt, sl. rubbed o/w VG. See illustrations on our website.   £75

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