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Worcestershire Regiment   2 Books
ADAMS (H.M.) 1916-1918: A War Diary. 1st Ed., [vi]+145pp. Worcester: Printed by Ebenezer Baylis & Son for the Author. 1922  #58626
[HLMainPic] Very rare privately published memoirs of Capt. Herbert Mayow Adams, MC, who was Ed. at Marlborough & Oxford, embarked for France with 2/8th Worcesters (TF) 24th May 1916. They were part of the 61st (2nd South Midland) Division, & served with this formation on the Western Front until the end of the war, including operations at Fromelles in 1916, the Ancre & Ypres in 1917, the German counter-attack after Cambrai & Somme 1918. By January 1918 Adams was commanding "B" Coy. & was awarded the MC; he afterwards commanded No. 4 Section, "B'"Coy., 48th Bn. MGC in France & Italy during 1918. He did not paly a part in any major offensives, but his very detailed, matter-of-fact, account of several years of trench warfare, much of it spent in quiet but rarely uneventful sectors, provides a valuable account of war on the Western Front. He frequently mentions officers & men in his unit, & at the edn are rolls of "B" Coy., 2/8th Worcesters & his machine-gunners in 48th MG Battalion, as well as a detailed index. Orig. pale mottled paper covd. boards with wheat cloth backstrip, titled in black to sp., VG & rare privately printed memoirs. See illustration on our website.   £275
STACKE (Capt. H. FitzM.) The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War. 1st Ed., xxx+667pp., 4to, 38 photo. plates, 22 drawings, 127 maps & plans. Kidderminster: Cheshire & Sons. 1928  #58552
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of twelve bns. on active service inc. all main battles on Western Front, Gallipoli, Mesopotamia & Italy. Roll of Hon., awards &c. The most ambitious 1914-18 history in terms of scale, bulk & maps; an immense volume printed on art paper, far too heavy for the cloth used in the original binding: this copy ex-lib. & rebound in durable green cloth with gilt title to spine, internally VG throughout & complete with all maps &c. See illustration on our website.   £125




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