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The First World War Personal memoirs of soldiers of all nations on all fronts, anthologies, literature and fiction, history and analysis   660 Books
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More Songs by the Fighting Men (Soldier Poets - Second Series). 1st Ed., 144pp. Erskine Macdonald. 1917.  #31515
War poetry by serving soldiers. VG.   £10
War Poems by "X" (i.e. T.W.H. Crosland). 1st Ed., viii+96pp. Martin Secker. Oct. 1916.  #56357
[HLMainPic] Dedicated to "The Artists' Rifles... in the First Battalion of which I have many friends." Reilly p.100. Orig. red cloth with paper sp. label, minor wear, near VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
The Wipers Times: A Complete Facsimile of the Famous World War One Trench Newspaper. Incorporating the New Church Times, The Kemmel Times, The Somme Times, The B.E.F. Times, the Better Times. Foreword by Henry Williamson. Reprint, xx+377pp., 4to, ep maps. VG in dw. Davies. 1973.  #55597
[HLMainPic] This edition with intro., notes & glossary contributed by Patrick Beaver. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
Notes from the Front Part II. Collated by the General Staff. 1st Ed., orig. buff printed wraps., 35pp., 9pp sketches. HMSO. 1914.  #51759
[HLMainPic] Early dissemination of lessons of 1914, German equipment & methods, &c. Very nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £40
The History of U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 6 And its Part in the American Expeditionary Forces 1917-1918. 1st Ed., with an intro. by Henry Alden Shaw, late Col., Medical Corps, US Army. viii+265pp., portait frontis., approx. 50 photos., fldg. plan of the hospital (near Bordeaux). Boston, Mass. 1924.  #53353
[HLMainPic] Detailed & well-illustrated account of this hospital unit with rolls of officers & men employed there. Includes accounts of the work of various departments (X-Ray, Neuro-Psychiatric Work, Opthalmological Work, activities of Surgeons & Surgical Teams), plus Statistical Survey & other detail. Orig. cloth, VG, see illustration on our website.   £45
A Memoir of Brigadier-General Walter Long, CMG, DSO. 1st Ed., vii+77pp., 210x150mm, 10 portraits, photo. of his grave in France. Printed for Private Circulation by John Murray. 1921.  #55676
[HLMainPic] Memoir of Brig. Gen. Walter Long, CMG, DSO, who was Ed. at Harrow & entered the Scots Greys in 1899 via the Militia, winning the DSO during the South African War. He was a squadron commander in 1914 & the work includes letters from the Boer War as well as France and Flanders 1914-15 with the Scots Greys, commanding 6th (S) Bn. Wiltshire Regt. 1915-16 & 56th Infantry Brigade November 1916 until killed by a shell on 28th January 1917. 'Toby' Long is buried in Couin British Cemetery. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, Scots Greys badge to front, sp. faded o/w VG with laid-in ms. & typed note "Eva Keyes With the Compliments of Lord Long of Wraxall 8th September 1921" & loosely inserted letter fom 'Long of Wraxall' to Lady Keyes, dated 1-ix-21. See illustration on our website.   £145
The Ruhleben Prisoners: The Government Attitude. Pamphlet No. 3. Orig. printed wraps., 32pp. Issued by The Ruhleben Prisoners' Release Committee. 1917.  #47526
[HLMainPic] Records of the Committee's efforts to obtain early release for civilian internees. VG. See illustration on our website.   £14
Field Notes on the Belgian, French & German Armies. Prepared by the General Staff, War Office. 1914. 1st Ed., orig. buff printed wraps., 68pp. Printed by Harrison & Sons for the War Office. August 1914.  #51762
[HLMainPic] Guide to the organisation of formations, war establishments, uniforms, notes on marches, outposts & billets, &c. Very nice clean copy, VG. See illustration on our website.   £40
The German Raid on Scarborough, December 16th, 1914. 1st Ed., 4pp. letterpress followed by 12 photo. plates, each with lengthy caption. Dennis & Sons Ltd. Contemp.  #51220
[HLMainPic] Contemp. illustrated souvenir of the bombardment of the town by German battleships, when some (estimated) 500-700 shells landed in Scarborough & 19 people were killed & 80 wounded. A short description of these events followed by 12 tipped-in plates, each with a complete description of the scene depicted. Orig. blue cloth, gilt to front, sp. chipped but nice example. See illustration on our website.   £25
The London Censorship 1914-1919. By Members of Staff Past & Present. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., 69pp., large 4to, 28 drawings & sketches in text. Printed for Private Circulation by Harrison & Sons. 1919.  #56398
[HLMainPic] A souvenir of the work of this important & effective department. Among the generally humourous pieces are serious contributions on 'The Censorship of German War Literature,' 'The German Self-Revealed' (on censoring PoW mail), the 'Museum' (of artifacts the enemy had attempted to get through the blockade by means of the letter mail) & 'A Censor in West Africa.' Orig. card wraps, somewhat worn/creased, about VG & signed by 11 individuals at front & one at rear; presumably members of the staff. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75

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