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BIRDWOOD (FM Lord) Khaki & Gown: An Autobiography. Foreword by Winston Churchill. 2nd Imp., 456pp., portrait frontis., 16 plates, 5 maps. VG in dw. Ward, Lock & Co. 1942  #60905
[HLMainPic] GOC ANZAC Corps 1915-18, much on Gallipoli - including the conception, planning & course of the operations - & France. Earlier in the XI Bengal Lancers: Black Mountain, Tirah, Mohmand, Boer War, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG in sl. chipped, attractive & scarce dw. See illustration on our website.   £45

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BIRDWOOD (FM Lord) Khaki & Gown: An Autobiography. Foreword by Winston Churchill. 1st Ed., 456pp., portrait frontis., 16 plates, 5 maps. Ward, Lock & Co. 1941  #61145
[HLMainPic] GOC ANZAC Corps 1915-18, much on Gallipoli - including the conception, planning & course of the operations - & France. Earlier in the XI Bengal Lancers: Black Mountain, Tirah, Mohmand, Boer War, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, contemp. Christmas gift inscrip. o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
BROWNLOW (Field Marshal Sir Charles H., GCB) Stray Notes on Military Training & Khaki Warfare. 1st Ed., 203pp., 9 plates (including portraits of the author & others). Printed by Women's Printing Society Ltd. (probably for the author). [1913].  #60334
[HLMainPic] A collation of the distinguished North-West Frontier commander's (founder of Brownlow's Punjabis in 1857) papers, letters & thoughts: all but six of the 40 chapters relate to NWF warfare & Afghanistan, notably the author's recollections of Umbeylah, 1863 (8pp.), extracts from Despatches from that campaign (18pp.) & material on many others inc. the NWF in 1895, 1897 & 1908, the Afghan War 1878, &c. Also opinions on military training, Indian policy & military affairs, &c. Some had been published in various journals & The Times newspaper, but some new material, including unpublished letters to The Times, is included. Orig. dec. red cloth, gilt, some wear, generally VG, with small label pasted to front board stating Not For Publication. See illustration on our website.   £145
PARRETT (Cliff) & CHHINA (Rana, MBE) Indian Order of Merit: Historical Records 1837-1947. Volume II: Military Division, 1860-1911 [Together with:] Civil Division 1902-1947. 1st Ed., 2 Vols. presented together in slipcase, 856pp., 20 col. & 30 b/w plates & 110pp., 3 col. & 6 b/w plates. dws & slipcase. Tom Donovan. 2018  #59265
Vol. II contains full details of awards made between 1860-1911, with full campaign details, including Operations on the North-West Frontier & Afghanistan; Expeditions in Burma & the North-East Frontier of India; Police Actions against Slavers in East & Central Africa; operations in China, Somaliland, Sudan & Tibet. Vol. III, The Civil Division, is a complete record of all 55 such awards, mainly for saving life & property, but also keeping the peace & dealing with one or other kind of armed fanatic or badmash in India & on or around her frontiers. Two volumes presented together in jackets with slipcase to match Vol. I.   £175
WYLLY (Col. H.C., CB) From the Black Mountain to Waziristan: Being an Account of the Border Countries & the More Turbulent of the Tribes Controlled by the North-West Frontier Province, & of our Military Relations with them in the Past. 1st Ed., xx+505pp., 8 fldg. maps. Macmillan. 1912  #60149
[HLMainPic] Classic study by an experienced officer who served in the Tirah Expeditionary Force &c. Orig. mustard cloth, cloth stained & somewhat worn but sound & complete with the fldg. maps, several detached but still present, with contemp. ink ownership. inscrip. of G.M.B. Burt 51st Sikhs F.F. See illustration on our website.   £120

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