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Friends of France. The Field Service of the American Ambulance Described by its Members. 1st Ed., xix+298pp. frontis., approx. 30 photos. Smith, Elder & Co. 1916  #59903
[HLMainPic] The organisation & work of the Ambulance in France & Flanders 1914-15, together with portaits & service details of various members of the unit. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. dull o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
FALKENHAYN (Gen. Erich von) General Headquarters 1914-1916 & its Critical Decisions. 1st Eng. Ed., 299pp., 6 plates, 5 sketch maps. VG in dw. Hutchinson. 1919  #60394
[HLMainPic] German Chief of Staff responsible for inter alia Verdun & the early Somme battles. "Falkenhayn was solely responsible for the conduct of the war on Germany's side in that period [September 1915-August 1916], & what he has to say of the Battles of Ypres & the Masurian lakes, the great drive against Russia in 1915, the Battles of Verdun & the Somme is of the highest interest & importance..." - sleeve notes. Highly regarded by Falls who awarded two stars ("There are perhaps half a dozen German histories important to the British reader in search of information regarding the policy & conduct of the War from the enemy's pint of view. Of these the late General von Falkenhayn's apologia is certainly one..." Orig. blue cloth, titled in black (second issue binding), VG & rare original edition in neatly renovated & VG dw. See illustration on our website.   £225
FALKENHAYN (Gen. Erich von) General Headquarters 1914-1916 & its Critical Decisions. 1st Eng. Ed., 299pp., 6 plates, 5 sketch maps. Hutchinson. 1919  #60775
[HLMainPic] German Chief of Staff responsible for inter alia Verdun & the early Somme battles. Highly regarded by Falls who awarded two stars. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
HEIN (Alfred) In the Hell of Verdun. Translated by F.H. Lyon. 2nd Eng. Ed., 372pp. Cassell. 1933  #60239
[HLMainPic] Novel clearly drawing on personal experience. Scarcen & not in Hager & Taylor's bibliography. Orig black cloth, titled in red, minor wear, about VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
WILLIAM (Crown Prince of Germany) My War Experiences. 1st Eng. Ed., viii+364pp., frontis., 4 fldg. & 13 sketch maps in text. VG in dw. Hurst & Blackett. nd (c.1924).  #60393
[HLMainPic] War memoirs of Crown Prince Wilhelm, German army commander, with much on the 1914 campaign, Verdun 1916 &c. The jacket blurb (front) explains that: "throughout the War [he], held very important commands on the Western Front. In the battle of the Marne his 5th Army formed the hinge of the great German enveloping movement. The Battle of Verdun was fought exclusively by the Crown Prince's Army; the author states his objections to von Falkenhayn's persistence in attempting to capture the town. It was on the Crown Prince's Army Group that the weight of Nivelle's onslaught fell in 1917. He was also the victim of Marshal Foch's masterly counterstroke in July, 1918..." Orig. green cloth, titled in black (second issue binding), VG in sl. chipped but rare dw: very nice copy. See illustrations on our website.   £225
WITKOP (Dr. P.) Trans. by WEDD (A.F.) German Students' War Letters. 1st Eng. Ed., vii+376pp. Methuen. 1929  #55593
[HLMainPic] Letters of some 100 young Germans killed in the war, published as a "living memorial" - writing just ten years after the war the Editor notes in the Foreword that "the remembrance of those who made the Supreme Sacrifice is in danger of growing dim." Orig. green cloth, blocked black, sp. sl. dull o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
WITKOP (Dr. P.) Trans. by WEDD (A.F.) German Students' War Letters. 1st Eng. Ed., vii+376pp. VG in chipped dw. Methuen. 1929  #58511
[HLMainPic] Letters of some 100 young Germans killed in the war, published as a "living memorial" - writing just ten years after the war the Editor notes in the Foreword that "the remembrance of those who made the Supreme Sacrifice is in danger of growing dim." Orig. green cloth, blocked black, VG in chipped dw, with small loss at head of sp. o/w VG & scarce thus. See illustration on our website.   £75

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