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Tunnelling   4 Books
[GARDNER (Walter)] One Mole Rampant. By "W.G." 1st Ed., xi+232pp., 2 sketch maps. Printed for Private Circulation Only by Richards & Keens, Ltd., Printers. nd 1920  #62535
[HLMainPic] Rare & most appealing privately printed memoir & diary chronicling Gardner's enlistment in the HAC (Infantry) in 1914, service in France from September (Kemmel trenches &c.) then commissioned RE in March 1915 & (having studied mining engineering) attached 172nd Tunnelling Coy., giving admirable notes on ops. at Hill 60, the Bluff, St Eloi &c. until posted home to the Ministry of Munitions in the latter part of August 1915. He was MiD for tunnelling work in 1915. All copies of Gardner's memoirs were given to friends & acquaintances, this example ink-stamped to tp No. 330. Orig. wheat cloth, gilt, little worn/stained, VG. See illustration on our website.   £260
BARTON (Peter), DOYLE (P.) & VANDEWALLE (J.) Beneath Flanders Fields: The Tunnellers' War 1914-18. 1st Ed., 304pp., 4to, profusely illustrated with photos., maps & plans (some in colour). VG in dw. Staplehurst: Spellmount. 2004  #62641
[HLMainPic] Lavish & impressive fully illustrated record of RE Tunneling Companies & their work in the Ypres Salient, including fascinating accounts with colour photos. of recent 'battlefield archaeology' undertaken by the authors & their colleagues. Original hardback edition, VG in dw. See illustrations on our website.   £25
GRIEVE (Capt. W. Grant) & NEWMAN (Bernard) Tunnellers: The Story of the Tunnelling Companies, Royal Engineers, during the Great War. 1st Ed., 334pp., 9 plates, num. sketches, maps & plans. Herbert Jenkins. 1936  #62618
[HLMainPic] Invaluable study. Orig. wheat cloth, titled in red (second issue binding). Little marked, head of sp. little chipped, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
SOMERSET (W.H.B.) et al. On the Western Front: 1/3rd Batt. Monmouthshire Regiment. 1st Ed., 127pp., 22 photos., 3 fldg. col. maps, plan. Abegavenny: Seargeant Bros. 1926  #58927
[HLMainPic] France 1915 & flung into 2nd Ypres, losing heavily in the battles along the Menin Road; mining ops. at Hill 60 then Pioneer Bn. 49th Div. Disbanded Aug. 1916. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green paper covd. boards, titled in black, with red cloth backstrip. VG throughout. See illustration on our website.   £65


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