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Indian Army Regimental History Indian Army Regimental History   34 Books
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The Brigade of Gurkhas at the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 1st Ed., approx. 80pp. inc. photo. section, col. frontis., around 100 photos. Published as a Supplement to the 'Kukri.' nd (c.1953).  #55526
[HLMainPic] Fully illustrated record of the Gurkha Contingent, with nominal roll of approx. 200 of all ranks of 2nd, 6th, 7th & 10th GR who participated, many good photos. inc. named group of officers of Depot & Contingent, &c. Orig. green dec. cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
History of the 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force) Vol. II 1929 to 1947. 1st Ed., xvii+522pp., 4to, 39 plates, 22 maps (many fldg.). Aldershot: G&P (For the Regt.). 1956  #61335
[HLMainPic] Magnificent history, almost wholly devoted to WW2: three bns. in Burma, one in Italy. Roll of Hon., awards, nominal rolls of officers (with biographical notes). "classic unit history, written & produced to the highest standards" - Perkins 503. Orig. green & black cloth, sp. a little worn o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £225
AHMED (Maj. Gen. Rafiuddin) History of the Baloch Regiment 1939-1956. 1st Ed., xiv+308pp., 3 col. & 52 b/w photos., approx. 20 sketch maps. VG in dw. Abbottabad: Baloch Regimental Centre. 2000  #61671
[HLMainPic] 10th Baluch Regt. inc. WW2 in East Africa, Western Desert, Italy, Singapore & Burma; War in Kashmir 1947-48. Roll of awards, officer casualties, WW2 casualty statistics &c. Original hardback edition, VG in sl. worn dw. See illustration on our website.   £35

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ANDERSON (Maj. M.H. & Lt.-Col. E.S.J.), MOLLOY (Col. G.M., OBE) & WYLLY (Col. H.C., CB) The Poona Horse (17th Queen Victoria's Own Cavalry) 1817-1931. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xxiv+276pp., 4to, 12 plates, 11 maps & xix+235pp., 4to, 13 plates, 15 maps. RUSI. 1933  #60475
[HLMainPic] History of both the 33rd Light Cav. & 34th Poona Horse, amalgamated in 1921 to form the 17th Cavalry. Including excellent coverage of Afghan & Punjab campaigns, Persia 1856 (famous charge at Khooshab &c.), the Indian Mutiny in Central India, 2nd Afghan War, Boxer Rebellion &c. WW1 (33rd in Mespot. 1914-16; 34th on Western Front [where they saw more action than most of the Indian Cavalry] then Egypt/Palestine in 1918) & NWF 1930 &c. Appendices include services of British officers. "...this handsome pair of books is in a category totally different to the average run of IA histories. The standards of research, writing, presentation, & binding, are of the highest." - Perkins 417. Orig. maroon & green cloth, gilt, minor wear o/w VG & very scarce with presentation bookplate in each vol. "With the Compliments of Lieut Colonel W.G. Elphinston, M.C., & the Officers of the Poona Horse (17th Q.V.O. Cavalry). Jhansi, India."   £525
CARDEW (Major F.G., OBE) Hodson's Horse 1857-1922. 1st Ed. ix+402pp., 9 plates, 14 maps & plans (some fldg.). Blackwood. 1928  #60741
[HLMainPic] Raised in the Mutiny where they served in the Siege & Storming of Delhi & subsequent operations; Afghan War 1878-80, Suakin, NWF 1897-98, WW1 in France, Mespot. & Palestine 1918, Arab Rebellion 1920. "A magnificent history... This book is not only the primary source of reference for Hodson's Horse, it is also one of the best of all IA histories." - Perkins 402. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG, very nice copy & rare. See illustration on our website.   £250
CHALDECOTT ([Lt.-Col.] O.A.) The First Battalion Duchess of Connaught's Own (Late 124th D.C.O. Baluchistan Infantry) & The Tenth Battalion (Late 2/124th Baluchistan Infantry, The Tenth Baluch Regiment. 1st Ed., xiii+250pp., 2 portraits, 11 fldg. maps in end-pocket. Bombay: Times of India Press. nd 1935  #60476
[HLMainPic] After a brief historical outline concentrates almost entirely on the Great War: Western Front & East Africa 1914-16, Mesopotamia & Palestine 1917-20. A wing of the 2/124th served with the East Persia Cordon & the war-raised 3/124th also served in Persia 1917-18, campaign in the Shiraz &c. This unit went on to the 3rd Afghan War & Iraq 1920. Rolls of British & Indian officers, awards, notes on class composition &c. Excellent, detailed account & lengthy appendices. Perkins 464. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG throughout, nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £245
CONDON (Brig. W.E.H., OBE) The Frontier Force Regiment. 1st Ed., xxii+592pp., 4to, col. frontis., 19 photos., 36 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1962  #59487
[HLMainPic] Excellent history: Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, Chitral, Tirah, China 1900 &c., WW1 in France, Aden, Mespot, Palestine; WW2 MEF & Burma. "An excellent book" - Perkins 472. Orig. khaki cloth, gilt, little rubbed/worn, splitting to sp., generally sound ex-NAM, & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £220
GRAHAM (Brig.-Gen. C.A.L.) The History of the Indian Mountain Artillery. 1st Ed., xv+470pp., 16 illus., 8 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1957  #53574
[HLMainPic] From 1850 onwards these highly mobile batteries based on mule transport & "screw-guns" that broke down into portable components that could be off-loaded & into action in seconds, were utilised in every NWF campaign & overseas in WW1 (Gallipoli, German East Africa, Persia & Mespot.) & WW2 (Ethiopia, Malaya & Burma). Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
HAMILTON (Major H.W.R., DSO, MC) History of the 20th (Field) Company Royal Bombay Sappers & Miners, Great War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 51pp., 10 fldg. maps. Reprinted from The Royal Engineers Journal.  #60801
[HLMainPic] With the Indian Corps in France 1914-15 (notably at Neuve Chapelle & Festubert 1914, Ypres 1915 &c.) & Mespot. 1916-18. Appealing col. maps of various operations. Perkins 440. Printed paper covered boards, blue cloth spine, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
HENNELL (Col. Sir R.) A Famous Indian Regiment: The Kali Panchwin, 2/5th (Formerly the 105th) Mahratta Light Infantry 1768-1923. 1st Ed., xi+292pp., 12 plates, map, several diagrams. Murray. 1927  #60009
[HLMainPic] Mahratta Wars (Seringapatam &c.), First & Second Afghan Wars, Indian Mutiny, China 1860, Abyssinia, Burma 1886, Aden & WW1 in Mesopotamia July 1916-March 1918 inc. Relief of Kut & capture of Baghdad, Palestine from March 1918 seeing much action in the final part of the campaign. Rolls of awards, officers &c. Perkins 454. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG ex-IWM (withdrawn stamps) with front panel of orig. dw attached to front paste-down. See illustration on our website.   £60

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