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Indian Army Regimental History Indian Army Regimental History   18 Books
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BELLERS (Brig. E.V.R.) The History of the 1st King George V's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Malaun Regiment) Vol. II: 1920-1947. 1st Ed., xv+358pp., portrit frontis., 13 plates, 37 maps (some fldg.). Printed for the Regimental History Committee by Gale & Polden. 1956  #62206
[HLMainPic] Includes NWF campaigns 1920-21, 1931, 1935, 1938-39 & WW2 Malaya (2nd Bn.), North Africa (1st Bn.) & Burma (1st, 3rd & 4th Bns.). Roll of officers, Roll of Hon., British & GOs, awards. Perkins 497. Orig. green cloth, silver gilt, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £245
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  #62211
[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 light speckling to front board o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £250
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
JACKSON (Lt. R.P.) Historical Records of the XIII Madras Infantry. 1st Ed., 319pp. (+24pp. publisher's catalogue bound at end), fldg. col. frontis., 8 col. plates, fldg. table of "The Classes from which the Regiment has been Recruited since 1845" (with a statistical annual breakdown). Thacker & Co. 1898  #59855
[HLMainPic] Deeply researched history: various early Indian campaigns inc. Mahratta & Pindari Wars, Seringapatam &c., Burma 1835-39 & 1885-87 &c. followed by chapters on recruiting, dress, regimental distinctions &c. Appendices include services of British & Native officers & various tables & statistics. Exquisite col. plates of uniforms. "...full & informative, for the period 1776-1896... The appendices are extensive & detailed..." - Perkins 449. Orig. red cloth, gilt to front & sp., sp. somewhat sunned but a nice copy & rare. See illustration on our website.   £325
MURLAND (Lt.-Col. H.F.) Baillie-ki-Paltan: Being a History of the 2nd Bn. Madras Pioneers (formerly IV Madras Pioneers) 1759-1930. 1st Ed., viii+602pp., 4to, 17 fldg. maps, var. other maps & sketches in text. Madras: Published for the Regiment by Higginbothams. 1932  #61475
[HLMainPic] Substantial, scarce history from early Anglo-India, Seringapatam, Ava &c. to Indian Mutiny (in Central India), Afghanistan, Burma, China &c. East Africa & Mesopotamia in WW1. Appendices include detailed services of the British officers, also services of VCOs with dates of their appointments & some notes of their war services. "A major history, comprehensive & detailed..." - Perkins 443. Orig. pale blue cloth, sp. chipped, cloth rather unevenly sunned & worn but sound throughout, VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £145
MURLAND (Major H.F., 64th Pioneers) Records of the IV Madras Pioneers (Now the 64th Pioneers). 1759-1903. 1st Ed., [v]+314pp. (+ Corringenda slip bound-in opposite Contents), 4to, 2 fldg. maps in end-pocket. Bangalore: Higginbothams. 1922  #57586
[HLMainPic] Rare history with index of British officers, roll of Indian officers, &c. "A history in expanded diary form. The author gives particular attention to the origins & evolution of the Regt. & to its earlier wars... There are good accounts of various Frontier campaigns & the Third China War. A very helpful source of reference." - Perkins. Orig. blue cloth boards, gilt to front (regimental motif), expertly rebacked with orig. sp. panel laid down (the original cloth was rather fragile so when seen, which is rarely, the work is generally in a distressed state unless renovated as here). See illustration on our website.   £325
PETERS ([Brigadier] R.W. [OBE]) et al. Central India Horse Newsletter 1 to 24. 1st Ed. in volume form, [iv]+225pp., 7 maps. Printed by C. Murphy at Thacker's Press, Bombay. nd (1945).  #61300
[HLMainPic] Reprint of all the CIH Newsletters that appeared from time to time between the regiment's departure overseas in July 1940 to its return to India in Feb. 1946: in between it saw service with 4th Indian Div. in Eritrea, North Africa, PAIFORCE & Italy, initially armed only with carriers until Humber Armoured Cars arrived in Italy in March 1944. The newsletters contain a goldmine of fascinating material on the regiment & its members in the war, written for regimental consumption & with great immediacy. Much personal information includes various lists of officers, casualties among the ranks, full citations for awards &c. Orig. full green morocco, gilt to sp. & with regimental device to front. Perkins 420. VG, rare with ink inscrip. "With Kind Regards from The Central India Horse. R.W.P." i.e. Brig. R.W. Peters, Commandant & one of the compilers, plus carbon ts letter to front paste-down from R.A. (Reggie) Savory, acknowledging receipt of this copy. See illustration on our website.   £425
POYNDER (Lt.-Col. F.S., MVO, OBE, MC) The 9th Gurkha Rifles Vol. I 1817-1936. 1st Ed., xx+275pp., frontis., 15 photos., 17 maps (some fldg.). Printed by Butler & Tanner for the RUSI. 1937  #60749
[HLMainPic] The rarest (alongside Petre's 1st GR) of the mainstream Gurkha histories, "produced to the finest standards of Butler & Tanner in their hey-day. The narrative is well-written & full of interest, with excellent supporting appendices... the WW1 coverage is superb. The 1st Bn served initially on the Western Front with the Indian Corps & then joined 2nd Bn in Mesopotamia." - Perkins. Also a brief account of events before 1914, post-war Afghanistan 1919 & Waziristan 1919-24 operations. War services of British officers, awards roll, Roll of Hon. for British & Gurkha officers, &c. Orig. black & green cloth, silver gilt to sp. & front, near fine but for a little minor spotting & scuffs. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £495

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