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History of the Pembroke Yeomanry. 1st Ed., viii+107pp., photos., map. Haverfordwest: The Regt. 1959  #60038
[HLMainPic] Inc. WW1 in Palestine & WW2 Middle East. Addenda covering period 1959-1967 (12pp.) loosely inserted. Rolls of officers. Orig. blue cloth, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
Letters and Papers of Algernon Hyde Villiers, with a Memorial. With a Memoir by Harry Graham. vii+200pp., portrait frontis. SPCK. 1919  #60361
[HLMainPic] Algernon Villiers, a deeply religious and spiritual man as evidenced by the memoir & the contents of his letters (although they do not exclude military details and an account of his active service experience) was the youngest son of the Rt. Hon. Sir Francis Hyde Villiers, PC, GCMG, GCVO (sometime British Minister and Ambassador at Brussels), & Lady Villiers; he married Beatrix Villiers (later The Hon. Mrs. Walter Gibbs), of Stanstead Lodge, Stanstead Abbots, Herts., in 1912. He was Ed. at Wellington College and Magdalen College, Oxford then entered a stockbroker's office. He enlisted in 1914 & went to Egypt as a trooper in the Hertfordshire Yeomanry before returning fro a commission in the Lothian & Borders Horse early in 1915. Villiers later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, went to France in July 1917 & was Killed in Action in France on 23rd November 1917 at Bourlon Wood with the 121st Company. He is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial (although originally buried in the cemetery at Anneux). The memoir is followed by letters from Egypt and the UK, 1914-17, then around 100 pages of letters from the Western Front followed by some zealously Christian "Papers read to Machine-Gun Pupils." Orig. pale blue cloth, gilt to front and spine, little rubbed & worn, trace of old label to front, near VG. See illustration on our website.   £120
Souvenir of The Queen's Own Royal Staffordshire Yeomanry. 1794-1894. The Centenary Celebration & Visit of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. 1st Ed. in volume form (reprinted from the Lichfield 'Mercury,' June 2nd 1894), unpaginated, c.80pp., oblong 4to, portraits & group photos. throughout (with many names). Lichfield, Staffs., Eggington & Brown, Printers, Publishers &c. 1894  #62553
[HLMainPic] Detailed & well-illustrated historical record & souvenir of the Staffordshire Yeomanry. Orig. dec. blue cloth, neatly recased & nice copy thus, with a little staining to some leaves but generally VG with inscription "With the Compliments of the Proprietor of the Lichfield 'Mercury' (Edward Brown)." See illustrations on our website.   £125
The New Mosquito: The Newsletter of the Salonika Campaign Society. Issue No. 1, April 2000-Issue No. 18, Sept. 2008, & Issues 20 & 21 (Sept. 2009; April 2010. Twenty issues, A4 format, stapled, approx. 400pp. in all, num. photos, maps &c. the Society. Contemp.  #61817
[HLMainPic] The 1915-1918 Salonika Campaign Society was formed around 1999 as successor to the original Salonika Reunion Association that existed from 1924-69, to promote interest in the campaign through its newsletter (successor to the original Mosquito) which contains historical articles, participants' recollections/diary extracts, guidance to battlefield visitors & reports on tours, &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
ANGLESEY (The Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. 5: 1914-1919, Egypt, Palestine & Syria. 1st Ed., xxv+388pp., 47 photos., sketches, 27 maps + ep map. VG in dw. Cooper. 1994  #56927
[HLMainPic] Now standard history. This vol. covers some notable cavalry actions in Palestine &c., inc. Yeomanry, Australian Light Horse &c. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
ANGLESEY (The Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. 7: The Curragh Incident & the Western Front 1914. 1st Ed., xxiii+262pp., 48 photos., sketches, 11 maps + ep map. VG in dw. Cooper. 1996  #56929
[HLMainPic] Acclaimed standard history. This volume covering the lead-up to war & 1914 campaign on the Western Front. VG in dw & now uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £45
ANGLESEY (The Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. 8: The Western Front 1915-1918, Epilogue, 1919-1939. 2nd Ed., xxv+397pp., 55 photos., num. sketches, 23 maps + ep map. VG in dw. Cooper. 2012  #61960
[HLMainPic] Final volume of the standard & acclaimed history of the British cavalry. Uncommon. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
APPLIN (Capt. R.V.K., DSO, 14th [King's] Hussars]) Machine-Gun Tactics. 1st Ed., vii+265pp., 2 plates, fldg. map., 6 diagrams. Hugh Rees. 1910  #58983
[HLMainPic] Very scarce 1st Ed. of important standard treatise on employment of MGs. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG with ownership inscrip. of the writer Alan Sillitoe. See illustration on our website.   £75
BROWNLIE (Maj. W. Steel, MC, TD) The Proud Trooper: The History of the Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry. 1st Ed., 639pp., 5 col. & 36 b/w plates, 44 maps. Collins. 1964  #56111
[HLMainPic] Excellent history: Boer War; WW1 in Gallipoli, Egypt & Palestine, Western Front; WW2 as 151 & 152 Fd. Regt. RA in North-West Europe & Middle East respectively. Roll of Hon., awards, roll of 17th Coy. IY 1900-01. Orig. green cloth with blue lettering label to sp., minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
BURROWS (J.W.) The Essex Yeomanry. 1st Ed., x+208pp., col. frontis., 40 illus., 12 maps & sketches. Southend: Burrows. 1927  #59023
[HLMainPic] Largely WW1, Western Front. Orig. cloth, gilt, little worn, about VG, scarce. See illustration on our website.   £50

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Historical Record of the 2nd (Now 80th) or Royal Tyrone Regiment of Militia, From the Embodiment in 1793 to the Present Time.
The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry Cavalry, 23rd Co., I.Y., A Record of Incidents Connected with the Services of the First Contingent of the D.L.O.Y.C. in the South African Campaign of 1899-1900-1901-1902; of interest also to the Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry, 24th Co., I.Y., who were our Partners & Comrades-in-Arms.
Hart's Annual Army List, Special Reserve List & Territorial Force List, Containing Dates of Commissions & A Summary of the War Services of Nearly Every Officer in the Army, Supply &c. Departments, Marines & Indian Army & Local Indian Forces. 1912.
Hart's Army List, Militia List & Imperial Yeomanry List, Exhibiting the Rank, Standing, & Summary of the War Services of Every Regimental Officer in the Army Serving on Full Pay, including The Royal Marines & Indian Army & Local Indian Forces... January 1909.
Harts Army List: The New Annual Army List, Militia List & Yeomanry Cavalry List for 1898. Containing the Dates of Commissions & A Summary of the War Services of nearly every Officer in the Army, Supply &c. Departments, Marines & Indian Staff Corps & Indian Local Forces.
Harts Army List: The New Annual Army List, Militia List & Indian Civil Service List for 1878. Containing the Dates of Commissions & A Statement of the War Services & Wounds of nearly every Officer in the Army, Ordnance, Marines & Indian Staff Corps.


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