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Tobruk   6 Books
Philip Scott. Born 13 August 1915; Died 31 May 1942. 1st Ed., [v]+50pp., portrait frontis. Printed for Private Circulation at the Cambridge Univ. Press. 1943  #53271
[HLMainPic] Scott was Ed. at Gresham's School & Oriel College, Oxford then read for the Bar in London. In 1938 he obtained a commission in the Queen's Westminster Rifles & was posted to the 1st Bn. KRRC in Libya in the summer of 1939. Became Bn. IO & later ADC to Gen. Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, then GSO 3 (Intelligence) before returning to his bn. in early 1942 until mortally wounded handling anti-tank guns in action when the Coy. he was commanding was attacked. He was captured, taken to a German dressing station which was in turn overrun by the British & he died in a British ambulance. Includes biographical notes followed by extracts from letters & diaries in Middle East (inc. escape from Greece to Crete in a caique in May 1941), siege of Tobruk, &c. Orig. dec. rifle green cloth, minor wear, about VG, with tipped-in Times obit., letter from his mother & printed memorial service programme, later ownership inscrip. & numerous marginal annotations by another member of his battalion. See illustration on our website.   £65
FOSTER (Major R.C.G., MC) History of the Queen's Royal Regiment. Vol. VIII: 1924-1948. 1st Ed., xix+595pp., 4to, 50 photos., 55 maps. VG in dw. Aldershot: G&P for the Regt. 1953  #56109
[HLMainPic] Royal West Surrey Regt., excellent, detailed history on all fronts: BEF 1940, Middle East (North Africa & Italy), 1st & 2nd Bns. in Burma (2nd with Chindits), NW Europe 1944-45, &c. Orig. blue cloth, boards dampspotted but presentable in near VG dw. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
LONG (Gavin) Australia in the War of 1939-1945, Army. Vol. I: To Benghazi. 1st Ed., xiv+336pp., 2 col. plates of formation patches, 47 photos., 31 maps. VG in dw. Canberra: AWM. 1952  #52575
[HLMainPic] North Africa 1940-41 inc. Bardia, Tobruk &c. Orig. cloth, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
MCKINNEY (J.B.) Medical Units of 2 NZEF in Middle East & Italy. 1st Ed., xv+462pp., approx. 70 photos., 14 maps (some col. & fldg.). Wellington: War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. 1952  #44992
A volume of the New Zealand Official History. Campaigns in Greece, Crete, Western Desert & Italy. Roll of Hon., awards. Detailed & well-illustrated history. Orig. red cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
NEILL (Roy S.) Once Only. 1st Ed., 285pp., map. VG in worn dw. Cape. 1947  #57948
[HLMainPic] Author captured at Tobruk & escaped from Stalag XVIIIa at Graz in 1944, & with the help of Jugoslav partisans reached home. Awarded MM for his escape. See illustration on our website.   £15
STOUT (T. Duncan M.) Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45. Medical Services in New Zealand & the Pacific in Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force & With Prisoners of War. 1st Ed., xiv+449pp., approx. 60 photos., 10 maps & diagrams. Wellington, NZ: War History Branch. 1958  #44811
Orig. red cloth, VG.   £30




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