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Ypres 1914   13 Books
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King's Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle 1914. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., viii+220pp., 13 illus. Winchester: Warren & Sons. 1915  #60856
[HLMainPic] Detailed war records of 1st & 2nd Bns. in 1914 with group photos. of officers. Casualty rolls, killed, wounded, PoW &c. for all ranks, officer obituaries, roll of awards. Orig. dec. wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
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
ATKINSON (C.T.) The 7th Division 1914-1918. 1st Ed., x+529pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates, 35 maps. Murray. 1927  #50910
[HLMainPic] Western Front from Aug. 1914, all major operations up to 3rd Ypres then in Italy 1917-18. Order of Battle. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with ownership inscrip. of G.W. Howard, noted within as GSO1 7th Div. 1916-18, afterwards commanding a brigade in 48th Div. See illustration on our website.   £65
ATKINSON (C.T.) The 7th Division 1914-1918. 1st Ed., x+529pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates, 35 maps. Murray. 1927  #53058
Western Front from Aug. 1914, all major operations up to 3rd Ypres then in Italy 1917-18. Order of Battle. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, ex-circ. lib., sp. rubbed o/w VG.   £35
ATKINSON (C.T.) The 7th Division 1914-1918. 1st Ed., x+529pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates, 35 maps. Murray. 1927  #60784
[HLMainPic] Western Front from Aug. 1914, all major operations up to 3rd Ypres then in Italy 1917-18. Order of Battle. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
BECKE (Major A.F., late RFA) XLI R.F.A. Wednesday, 11th November, 1914. Orig. printed wraps., [31]pp., 1 photo. plates, 2 lge. fldg. maps., sketch (of strong point held by 1st Black Watch, 11th Nov. 1914). Offprint from the Journal of the Royal Artillery, Vol. LII, No. 2. [1925]  #61024
[HLMainPic] A typically detailed 'Becke' treatise, based on study of unit war diaries, statements of officers &c., re XLI Brigade RFA's batteries in action at the Battle of Nonne Bosschen, near Polygon Wood on the Menin Road, inc. list of officers of the Brigade present at the action. This copy with Becke's AFB handstamps to front cover, first leaf & maps, together with his presentation inscrip. "To The Imperial War Museum Library from The Author. August, 1925." Several stamps (including Withdrawn stamp) of the IWM. One small ink correction to the text in the author's hand. Interesting copy & rare. See illustrations on our website.   £125
EVANS (Capt. H.K.D., MC) & LAING (Major N.O., DSO) The 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars in the Great War. Foreword by Winston Churchill. 1st Ed., [xv]+198pp., 4to, 7 maps. Aldershot: G&P for the Regt. 1920  #59416
[HLMainPic] Western Front throughout the war: Retreat from Mons, Aisne, 1st & 2nd Ypres, Loos, Somme, Arras &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, cloth somewhat worn o/w sound throughout. See illustration on our website.   £120
HARRIS (Tindall) Motoring Memories in Peace & War. 1st Ed., viii+91pp., 2 photos. & 3 drawings. St. Catherine Press. 1928  #49758
[HLMainPic] Memoirs of an early motorist, mostly concerning the Great War when the author served in France & carried over 5000 wounded: "In October, 1914, I joined a Red Cross convoy for France as a voluntary driver. I was 52, lucky in that respect to be safe from the trenches." Valuable & rare account of the work & conditions of a volunteer Red Cross driver in France & Flanders, who finally returned home early in 1918 after more than two years work at the Front. Orig. red cloth, gilt, near fine, published by St. Catherine's Press (imprint of W.H. Smith & Son's Arden Press) but almost certainly a private venture by the author. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £165
KENNEDY (Rev. E.J.) With the Immortal Seventh Division. 4th Ed., x+198pp., portrait frontis. H&S. 1916  #53737
[HLMainPic] Chaplain with the 7th Div. 1914-15: an account of his experiences with chapters including "The Care of the Wounded," "Work at the Base" &c. Orig. red cloth, lacks ffep & part of rear ep o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
LEASK (Maj. Gen Anthony) Putty: From Tel-El-Kebir to Cambrai: The Life & Letters of Lieutenant General Sir William Pulteney, 1861-1941. 1st Ed., 779pp., approx. 50 photos., 11 maps. VG in dw. Solihull: Helion. 2015  #58166
[HLMainPic] Substantial, detailed & only biog. of Scots Guard & long-serving GOC III Corps on the Western Front: from Mons 1914 to Cambrai 1917. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20

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