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Indian Army Regimental History   43 Books
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The Story of the 1st & 2nd Battalions, 41st Dogras, Volume I. October 1900 to December 1923 & October 1917 to March 1922. Compiled from the Digest of Services & Other Sources by Officers of the Regiment. 1st Ed., [ix]+146+xpp., portrait frontis., 10 plates, 5 fldg. maps. Printed by Thacker & Co. Ltd, Bombay, For Private Circulation Only. nd (c.1935). 1935  #56552
[HLMainPic] 41st Dogras raised 1900: served in China then with Indian Corps on the Western Front 1914-15, then in Mesopotamia, Afghan War 1919, Aden, Somaliland &c. 2nd Bn. raised 1917 served in Afghan War 1919, Mahsud campaign 1920 & Wana Column 1921. On IA reorganistation in 1922 the 1st B. became 3/17th Dogras & the 2nd Bn. the 10th (Training) Bn. Rare history with much interesting detail, composite photos. of COs & Subedars-Major, &c. "This is a handsome book, a pleasure to handle, & full of facts. The appendices are exceptionally good. The H&A appendix, for example, includes details of all IOM & IDSM awards, foreign awards, full citations where appropriate, & details of Recommendations. Supreb, fine copy of superior full blue morocco edition (most copies were bound in cloth), with a presentation letter from the regiment to Col. Wynch, a former officer, in 1935; also loosely inserted attractive 8pp. "Trooping the Regimental Colour by 1st Bn., 17th Dogra Regiment at Jhelum on 15th Feb. 1939 In Commemoration of the 50th Anniverary of the Raising of the Battalion." This dec. with regimental colours &c., includes roll of British & Indian officers on parade that day, hisorical notes, &c. See illustrations on our website.   £450
History of the 2nd Punjab Infantry. 1st Ed., 106+20pp. No imprint/date.  #54464
[HLMainPic] Indian Mutiny & various NWF expeditions, based on regimental orders & records with appendices inc. services of British & Indian officers, awards &c. (The regt. became 56th Infantry [F.F.] in 1903.) Perkins 473. Orig. green cloth, gilt, inner joints neatly repaired & VG thus with bookplate of Army HQ Central Lib. Simla & labels to rear eps. inc. printed note re regulations for use of books in the library. See illustration on our website.   £265
10th Duke of Cambnridge's Own Lancers (Hodson's Horse).] Nominal Roll of Officers Who Have Served with the Regiment 1857-1912. Reprinted from the Official Army Lists. 1st Ed., [iii]+94pp. Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co. 1913  #55473
[HLMainPic] Excellent records up to July 1912 including British & VCOs. Orig. red & blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
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
ANDERSON (Col. H.S.) & FRANCKLAND (Capt. A.) The 101st Grenadiers: Historical Record of the Regiment, 1778-1923. 2nd Ed., [xv]+138pp., 4to, portrait frontis., 2 col.plates of uniforms, 15 photos., 9 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1928  #56957
[HLMainPic] The 1885 edition by Anderson re-written & much expanded to include additional material on earlier campaigns (Malabar, Sikh Wars, 2nd Afghan War &c.) to which are added Burma 1885-87, WW1 in East Africa, Egypt & Palestine, Somaliland & post-war Waziristan. Officers' services &c. (plus rolls of MOs & of officers attached to the regiment during the Great War, with remarks on their services). "...improved version of Anderson's 1885 history... based mainly on official records, but Franckland manages to weave in some personal accounts & these help to enliven the text..." - Falls 451. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, minor wear, about VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £325
BUCKLE (Late Capt. E., AAG Bengal Arty.) Memoir of the Services of The Bengal Artillery, from the Formation of the Corps to the Present Time, with Some Account of its Internal Organisation. Ed. by J.W. Kaye, late Lt., Bengal Arty. 1st Ed., xvi+592pp., 18 drawings (equipment &c.). W.H. Allen. 1852  #55627
[HLMainPic] "A detailed & very useful account of the period 1748-1849" - Perkins 426 (i.e. Mahratta, Gurkha, 1st Afghan & Sikh Wars). Brown paper wraps. with orig. printed title panel to sp., rather heavily wormed but sound thus & useful reference copy. See illustration on our website.   £95
CHAUDHURI (Lt.-Col. P.) 9 Gurkha Rifles: A Regimental History (1817-1947). 1st Ed., 7+260pp., 17 photos., num. maps. VG in dw. Delhi: Vision Books. 1984  #56961
[HLMainPic] Useful abridgement of the rare earlier histories by Stevens & Poynder. Western Front & Mespot in WW1, Italy & Burma in WW2. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £45
DAS (Maj. Gen. Chand N., OBE) The Rajputana Rifles Brief History. 1st Ed., xix+135pp., illus. & maps. New Delhi: Reliance Pubg. House. 1995  #44437
[HLMainPic] Short earlier history but mainly the RajRif in the post-1947 Indian Army inc. ops. in China 1962, Indo-Pak Wars 1965 & 1971, peacekeeping missions, &c. Orig. laminated boards.   £10
EVATT (Brig. J., DSO) Historical Record of the 39th Royal Garhwal Rifles. Vol. I: 1887-1922. 1st Ed., [xvi]+215pp., 4to, 37 plates, 16 maps (inc. 5 fldg. maps in end-pocket). Aldershot: G&P For Private Circulation Only. nd  #55629
[HLMainPic] Chin Hills 1891-93, WW1 with the Indian Corps in France 1914-15 (Neuve Chapelle &c.) then Mesoptamia 1917-18; Kurdistan & Iraq 1920-21, North-West Frontier. Officers' services, Roll of Hon., awards. Superb history with many fine illustrations & maps. Perkins 484 states: "A well written book, admirably produced." He additionally records that "A package of Addenda & Corrigenda slips was sent to all subscribers about one year after publication... a copy having these slips in place is obviously preferable..." These slips, are absent from this copy as usual. Orig. green cloth, gilt, somewhat worn ex-AMOT, some splitting to sp., overall sound. See ilustration on our website.   £125
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

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