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Official History 1914-1918 Official History 1914-1918   51 Books
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Der Weltkrieg 1914 bis 1918. Die Militarischen Operationen zu Lande. Bearbeitet im Reichsarchiv. Vols. 1-12, all substantial volumes, each around 400-700pp., with lge. fldg. maps in end-pockets & further maps in text. Berlin: Reichsarchiv/Mittler & Sohn. 192539  #60727
[HLMainPic] Like the British, the German OH was incomplete when the Second World War broke out. The 12 volumes then published (& here offered) covered operations on Western & Eastern Fronts, the Balkans & Italy, down to June 1917 (including the British Messines offensive). The final two volumes were issued in a limited form during WW2 & are virtually unobtainable. All vols. are handsome, good quality productions with excellent maps &c., produced to a high standard. Very few volumes are offered for sale & a set such as this, as complete as one is likely to encounter, is rare. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG throughout. See illustrations on our website.   £850
History of the Great War based on Official Documents: Principal Events 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 394pp., 4to, 14 lge. fldg. tables. HMSO. 1922  #60721
[HLMainPic] Very useful reference arranged in three parts: (i) General Chronological List of all events of Naval, Military of Political importance, (ii) Sub-divided version of the same, printed in parallel columns to show the synchronisation of events, with extra notes, (iii) alphabetical reference to events. Scarce official history, only 1000 copies printed. Orig. blue cloth, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £250
Der Weltkrieg 1914 bis 1918. Kriegsrustung und Kriegswirtschaft. Anlagen zum Ersten Band. Bearbeitet im Reichsarchiv. xii+534pp., 4to, 21 tables (many fldg.), 4 maps. Berlin: Reicharchiv/Mittler & Sohn. 1930  #60836
[HLMainPic] Supplement to the only volume of the German OH addressing armament & war production (despite the the title stating Vol. I). Detailed appendices & tables. Handsome, good quality production. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, minor ex-lib markings o/w VG throughout. See illustrations on our website.   £65
American Expeditionary Forces Divisional Series: Summary of Operations in the World War. 1st; 2nd; 3rd; 4th; 5th, 7th; 26th; 27th; 28th; 29th; 30th; 32nd; 33rd; 35th; 36th; 37th; 42nd; 77th; 78th; 79th; 80th; 81st; 82nd; 89th; 90th; 91st; 92nd; 93rd Divisions. Complete set of 28 Volumes, all 1st Eds., ranging from around 30pp. to around 120pp., most being 60-80pp., all volumes with folding maps in end-pockets. United States Government Printing Office. 1944  #60806
In 1944 the American Battlefields Monument Commission published a series of twenty-eight histories of the field services in France (and Flanders) of all the American divisions which served in the field. The full title of each work is: XXth Division. Summary of Operations in the World War. The Foreword states that: "In order that the actions of American troops might be accurately set forth, detailed studies were made of the operations of each division which had front-line battle service. In certain cases studies of sector service were also prepared. It is felt that the results of this research should now be made available to the public. Therefore, these studies are being published in a series of twenty-eight booklets, each booklet devoted to the operations of one division. In these booklets only the active service of the divisions is treated in detail. The accounts, however, are comprehensive enough to be of general interest and establish a great body of fact concerning the operations. For the military student, they provide an excellent background for tactical studies and present an extensive list of sources upon which further study can be based." Each was published in canvas-style wraps. with black titling to spine and front. they vary in length (obviously the content depended on the amount of operational service of the division concerned). All are provided with folding maps in end-pockets, & these are typically high quality reproductions with coloured details of operations. Each work has an index and a note on sources. All the volumes in this collection, complete as published, are in exceptionally good condition, being a collection compiled over many years. See illustrations on our website.   £1250
ASPINALL-OGLANDER (Brig. C.F., CB, CMG, DSO) Military Operations: Gallipoli. 1st Eds., complete in 2 text Vols. + 2 Vols. of maps/appendices: xvii+380pp., 20 photos., 19 sketch maps; xiv+517pp., 19 photos., 4 sketch maps; viii+77pp., 5 fldg. maps & vii+85pp., 6 fldg. maps. Heinemann. 1929/1932.  #60372
[HLMainPic] Excellent & widely acclaimed history of which Falls states "No serious student of the War can avoid reading this book... he will find this no imposition, for the book is easily & attractively written." Orig. cloth, gilt, some spotting & rubbing to edges, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £265
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France 1916. 4th Ed., xvi+1036pp., 475 illus. & maps. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1930  #58990
[HLMainPic] Vol. III of the Australian Official History. Battle of Pozieres &c. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, very nice copy in worn orig. box of issue. See illustration on our website.   £50
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France May 1918 to the Armistice. Hardback reprint, lxxvi+1099pp., 430 illus. & maps. VG in dw. Univ. of Queensland Press. 1983  #56272
[HLMainPic] Vol. VI of the Australian Official History. Scarce hardback reprint. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France 1916. Hardback reprint, xvi+1036pp., 475 illus. & maps. VG in dw. Univ. of Queensland Press. 1982  #56269
[HLMainPic] Vol. III of the Australian Official History. Scarce reprint. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France 1917. 4th Ed., xi+1030pp., 423 illus. & maps. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1936  #58991
[HLMainPic] Vol. IV of the Australian Official History, covering the battles of Bullecourt, Messines & Passchendaele. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG, very nice copy in worn orig. box of issue. See illustration on our website.   £50
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France during the Main German Offensive, 1918. Hardback reprint, xii+825pp., numerous illus. & maps. VG in dw. Univ. of Queensland Press. 1983  #56271
[HLMainPic] Vol. V of the Australian Official History. Scarce hardback reprint. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35

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