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Official History 1914-1918 Official History 1914-1918   75 Books
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The Great War, 1914-1918. New Zealand Expeditionary Force Roll of Honour. 1st Ed., xxviv+358pp., 7 plates. Wellington, NZ: W.A.G. Skinner, Govt. Printer. 1924  #66523
[HLMainPic] Contains a complete roll of Great War NZ casualties, 18,166 in all, noting their no., rank, name, regt. & cause of death, plus introductory notes on the various NZEF memorials in France, Gallipoli, Palestine, & other notes. Orig. printed paper covd. board, titled in black. 1000 copies printed & rare. See illustrations on our website.   £145
Narrative of the Battle of Jutland. 1st Ed., iv+121pp., 45 diagrams (many fldg.). HMSO. 1924  #63790
[HLMainPic] A shorter (but still detailed) official account with many excellent diagrams. 1000 copies printed. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG, very nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £30
Statistics of the Military Effort of the British Empire During the Great War. 1914-1920. 1st Ed., 880pp., foolscap, several fldg. tables & charts. HMSO. 1923  #63713
[HLMainPic] Superb, weighty, invaluable & essential compendium of facts & figures including recruiting, casualties (monthly figures for all fronts), expenditure of gun ammunition, contribution of the dominions, expenditure, chronology of events, Enemy PoW, Discipline & Courts-Martial, & much much more. Very rare orig. edition, VG ex-lib. in later blue cloth binding. See illustration on our website.   £325
The Union of South Africa & the Great War 1914-1918 Official History. General Staff, Defence Headquarters, Pretoria. 1st Ed., 230pp., 4to, 20 photos., 28 maps. Pretoria: Govt. Printing & Stationary Office. 1924  #65966
[HLMainPic] Just 1000 copies printed of this substantial volume covering all their campaigns: The Maritz Rebellion & German SW Africa campaign (the only official history to cover these campaigns); East Africa; South African Infantry Briagde in Egypt & France; Other SA Units in France; Administration. VC citations & casualty statistics appended. Perkins 318. Orig. brick red cloth, gilt to front & ap., sp, sl. sunned o/w VG throughout & rare. See illustration on our website.   £600
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.   £500
Der Weltkrieg 1914 bis 1918. Bildermappe. Portfolio, 26x18cm, containing 36 finely printed photos. on 35 plates (one has two images). [Berlin: Reicharchiv/Mittler & Sohn. nd (c.1920)].  #61278
[HLMainPic] Rare photographic supplement to the German OH, containing 36 photos. on 35 plates, all captioned in Gothic script, being fine scenes illustrative of operations in France, Flanders & the Eastern Front. Neil Wells states (in Official Histories of the Great War 1914-1918): "The Bildermappe... is a special picture folder... it was not given a 'Band' number, & the date of publication or copyright was not shown on the folder or any of the plates." Plates fine in VG orig. dec. blue cloth portfolio. See illustrations on our website.   £125
ASPINALL-OGLANDER (Brig. C.F., CB, CMG, DSO) Military Operations Gallipoli: Volume I: Inception of the Campaign to May 1915. Maps & Appendices 1st Ed., viii+77pp., 5 fldg. maps. VG in sl. chipped dw. Heinemann. 1929  #61087
[HLMainPic] Maps & appendices to Part I: Includes reproductions of Hamilton's, Birdwood's & other subordinate commanders' orders for the original landings, Battle of Krithia &c. 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. red cloth, gilt, VG in sl. chipped & marked bur scarce dw with bold ink presentation inscription from the author: "Alan Moorehead with all good wishes from Cecil Aspinall-Oglander. These maps were prepared by - though not actually drawn by - Major A.F. Becke, I'm ashamed to see his name does not appear. Vol. II also." Note: Doubtless given to Moorehead by Aspinall-Oglander while the former was writing his classic account of the campaign published in 1956. His regret at the absence of Becke's name on his volume affirms the value placed upon the latter's work. It should be added that Becke's name did appear on the title pages of both the text volumes. Interesting copy. See illustration on our website.   £225
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.  #66893
[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. red cloth, gilt, very nice complete set in near fine condition. See illustration on our website.   £245
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.  #64165
[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, complete but mixed set, some staining & wear, Vol. I Appendices blocked in gilt to front "Officers Mess 5th Bn. H.L.I." Overall sound. See illustration on our website.   £245
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France During the Allied Offensive, 1918: May 1918 to the Armistice. 1st Ed., lxxvi+1099pp., 430 illus. & maps. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1942  #66797
[HLMainPic] Vol. VI of the Australian Official History. The Allied Offensive of 1918 &c. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, near fine in orig. plain paper wrap. & cardboard box of issue. See illustrations on our website.   £65

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