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The German Army in Pictures. Prepared by the General Staff. Orig. buff printed wraps., 33pp., photos. throughout. War Office. 1941  #53426
[HLMainPic] Photos. of troops, vehicles, arms, &c. VG ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £15
The Story of the 79th Armoured Division Oct. 1942-June 1945. 1st Ed., 314pp., 126 plates & one fldg., num. fldg. maps. Hamburg: BAOR. 1945  #62851
[HLMainPic] Restricted. Hobart's "funnies" (DD tanks, Crabs, Crocodiles, Kangeroos, Arks, Buffaloes &c.), Normandy to Germany. Orig. wheat hessian cloth, titled in black, col. onlay to front of divisional sign, little wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
CROWELL (Benedict) America's Munitions 1917-1918. Report of Benedict Crowell, The Assistant Secretary of War, Director of Munitions. 1st Ed., 592pp., numerous photos., (inc. one fldg. panorama of huge plant at Notro, West Virginia). Washington: Govt. Printing Office. 1919  #61594
[HLMainPic] Typically high quality US, & very well illustrated, official report on munitions production during the war inc. ordnance of various kinds, from small-arms to tanks; also aircraft production, engineer supplies, chemical warfare materiel, signal corps materials &c. Many interesting photos. of various artillery pieces, machine guns, factories, vehicles small kit items &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
FULLER (Maj.-Gen. J.F.C., CBE, DSO) Memoirs of an Unconventional Soldier. 2nd Imp., xii+494pp., portrait frontis., 8 plates, 17 diagrams, 5 fldg. maps. Nicholson & Watson. 1936  #62109
[HLMainPic] The great 'tankophile' who was Chief General Staff Officer of the Tank Corps 1916-16 & a constant & vocal advocate of the mechanised arm. This important work largely devoted to 1914-18, tanks & the operations in which they were used. Orig. red cloth, titled in black (second issue binding), somewhat rubbed & worn but inscribed by another great tank pioneer: "E.D. Swinton 2 Sept. 1942" (& signature of [Col.] Denis Wood, Singapore, 1952 beneath). Scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £165
PIDGEON (T.) The Tanks at Flers: An Account of the First Use of Tanks in War at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Somme, 15th September 1916. 1st Ed., 247pp., 4to, approx. 40 col. & 100 b/w photos., 12 lge. fldg. maps in separate portfolio. Cobham: Fairmile Books [the author]. 1995  #59035
[HLMainPic] Absolutely superb detailed account of the early tank men & their first engagement, following the experience of each tank. Excellent illus. & trench maps. Orig. dec. boards, VG, now rarely seen on the market. See illustration on our website.   £95
PIDGEON (T.) The Tanks at Flers: An Account of the First Use of Tanks in War at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Somme, 15th September 1916. 1st Ed., 247pp., 4to, approx. 40 col. & 100 b/w photos., 12 lge. fldg. maps in separate portfolio. Cobham: Fairmile Books [the author]. 1995  #59317
[HLMainPic] Absolutely superb detailed account of the early tank men & their first engagement, following the experience of each tank. Excellent illus. & trench maps. Orig. dec. boards, VG, now rarely seen on the market. See illustration on our website.   £95

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