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A War Record of the 21st London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 277pp., frontis. Privately published. 1927  #60893
[HLMainPic] France & Flanders from March 1915 with 47th (London) Div. inc. Loos, Vimy Ridge, Somme, Ypres, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in silver gilt with regimental crest & red bands to front, VG. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
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
[BOYD (Capt. E.R.)] A Yarn of War: Palestine & France 1917-1918. By E.R.B. 1st Ed., xvi+251pp., 33 plates, 5 sketch maps. Glasgow: Maclehose, Jackson & Co., Printed for Private Circulation. 1919  #55655
[HLMainPic] Atmospheric personal account of service with 8th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in 52nd (Lowland) Div. inc. Battles of Gaza 1917 & campaign in the hills to capture of Jerusalem &c. Then to France in April 1918 & into the line on the Vimy Ridge, then in July the bn. transferred ro the 34th Div. & the author was wounded by shrapnel during series of advances near Beugneux (near Soissons). Num. photos. & good coloured sketch maps of Gaza, advance to Jaffa, Vimy District &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & scarce with author inscrip. "Joan & Leslie from E.R.B. June 1934." See illustration on our website.   £225
BEWSHER (Major F.W., DSO, MC) The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xvi+411pp., 3 portraits, 13 maps. Blackwood. 1921  #61638
[HLMainPic] The mixed fortunes of the famous Highland Div. on the Western Front from April 1915: including Festubert, the Somme & Ancre, Passchendaele &c. Rarest of all Great War divisional histories. Orig. red cloth, blocked gilt & black, VG, nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £225
CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE: Letters from the Front: Being A Record of the Part Played by Officers of the Bank in the Great War 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., clix+344 & xlix+498pp., 4to, approx. 265 portraits + various other illustrations. Toronto. 1919  #54510
[HLMainPic] Vol. I contains 265 portraits of the fallen + letters from the front from many correspondents; Vol. II contains detailed records of service of some 1700 employees of the bank who volunteered. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG, nice clean copy. See illustrations on our website.   £75
FARNDALE (Gen. Sir Martin, KCB) History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery: The Western Front 1914-1918. 1st Ed., x+421pp., 49 photos., 41 maps. VG in dw. RA Inst. 1986  #63252
[HLMainPic] Detailed & acclaimed history covering operations, tactical & technological innovation &c. Lengthy appendices include Order of Battle, organisation of Heavy & Field Artillery in France, ditto of AA Artillery, Trench Mortars &c. Much sought-after. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £60
FETHERSTONHAUGH (R.C.) The 13th Battalion Royal Highlanders of Canada 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xv+344pp., frontis. + 9 plates, 3 fldg. maps. Published by the Regiment. 1925  #63157
[HLMainPic] Fine record of service on the Western Front being: "A substantial & detailed account of the Battalion's movements & battles between Feb. 1915 & Nov. 1918... includes quotations from operational orders & as expected from this author, the entire work is lucid & authoritative." - Perkins. Includes Ypres 1915, Festubert, Givenchy, Ploegsteert, Vimy Ridge 1915-16 & again in 1917, Somme, Passchendaele, Amiens 1918, Final Advance &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt to sp. & front, covers stained & worn but sound & complete. See illustration on our website.   £75
GOULD (R.W.) & SMITH (S.K.) The Story of the Fighting 26th: New Brunswick's One Infantry Unit in the Greatest War of all the Ages. 1st Ed., large format., orig. dec. wraps., 48pp. (inc. adverts at end), approx. 66 portraits. Montreal Standard. nd (c.1920).  #53201
[HLMainPic] Material gathered from the Montreal Standard relating to the battalion's service in France & Flanders 1916-18 (St. Eloi & Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele 1917 &c.), with nominal rolls of original members & various drafts (which include a note of their next of kin). Chipped & stained but sound & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
HAHN (Major J.E., DSO, MC, late General Staff, 4th Canadian Div.) The Intelligence Service within the Canadian Corps 1914-1918. With a Historical Resume by Gen. Sir Arthur Currie. 1st Ed., xxii+263pp., 6 plates/plans (one double page,one fldg.), 14 aerial photos., 3 fldg. maps. VG in dw. Toronto: Macmillan. 1930  #60547
[HLMainPic] Exceedingly interesting work on front line intelligence, how it is obtained, digested & made use of, i.e. aerial observation, ground observation, examination of PoWs, patrols, raids & recces; Intelligence organization & Canadian Corps organization. The author served on the General Staff of the 4th Canadian Division. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, nice copy in spotted & marked but generally VG & rare dw. Very nice copy, inscribed "With the Compliments of the Author James E. Hahn." See illustration on our website.   £145
HARE (Capt. & A/Maj. C.E.) "228" The History of a Siege Battery During the Great War. 1st Ed., 45pp., 4 photos., 2 fldg. maps. no imprint/date (c.1922)  #63044
[HLMainPic] Preface by Col. A.H.W. Haywood, formerly commanding 76th Brigade RGA states: "Captain Hare... commanded 228th Siege Battery from the time of its birth to the date of disbandment in 1919... The most important battles in which the unit was engaged were Vimy Ridge, Messines, Third Battle of Ypres, The Retreat of the Fifth Army in the Spring of 1918, & the triumphal Advance of the Fourth Army in the Autumn of the same year... Captain Hare's graphic description of the horrors of battle, lightened here & there with amusing anecdotes, will recall to many of you episodes, which were both eventful & humorous, of those bygone days when you were comrades in the Great World War." The battery was raised at Edinburgh in August 1916 & crossed to France in Jan. 1917. Includes roll of officers who served in the battery, list of awards, number of rounds fired & other statistics & notes, also a roll of NCOs on strength at 11/11/1918. Rare history, very nicely produced on art paper throughout, orig. blue cloth, blindstamped & gilt title to front, VG. See illustrations on our website.   £225

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