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Tunnelling   4 Books
Tunnellers' Old Comrades Association Bulletin. Three issues, No. 2, 1927; No. 10, 1935 & No. 13, 1938, all in orig. wraps., 24, 51 & 72pp., several photos. No imprint, but obviously for the OCA. Contemp. Together with: Special Order of the Day by FM Sir Douglas Haig dated 4th December 1918.  #63996
[HLMainPic] Rare Tunnellers' OCA journals, each containing OCA news, reports from branches both at home & overseas, various details of former tunnellers & their activities, lists of new members &c., but most importantly around a dozen articles of reminiscences, such as "The Experiment with a Power-Driven Clay-Cutter at Petit Bois, 1916" by 'Tunneller'; "The Troubles & Tribulations of a Newly Recruited Tunnelling Officer in April 1915" by A.D. Lumb; "The Fight for Givenchy Ridge, April 1918 & the Part Played by the 251st (T) Coy. RE" by Capt. E.J. Ritchie, adjutant; "Notes on 179 Company" by J. Young, &c. Together with Haig's Special Order of the Day dated 4th Dec. 1918 concerning Mine Warfare & specifically thanking Tunnellers for "the fine work that has been done by the Tunnelling Companies throughout the last four years... They have earned the thanks of the whole Army for their contribution to the defeat of the enemy. Their fighting spirit & technical efficiency has enhanced the reputation of the whole Corps of Royal Engineers, & of the Engineers of the Overseas Forces..." All four items little worn, generally VG. See illustrations on our website.   £225
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. Geological Work on the Western Front. 1st Ed., 71pp., num. photos., fldg. drawings, diagrams, sketches & maps. Chatham: RE Institution. 1922  #63618
[HLMainPic] Another typically detailed & well-illustrated volume in this series with much on tunnelling & mining in Flanders & other geological work in relation to operations &c., with an impressive range of photos. & sectional drawings, coloured maps & diagrams. Orig. blue cloth, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £225
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
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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