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Manuscripts & Ephemera 1914-1918 Manuscripts & Ephemera 1914-1918   21 Books
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A Souvenir of the XIII Corps Horse Show, France, 1918. Orig. brown printed paper wraps., 25x20 cm approx., containing 10 real photos. each mounted on a leaf with border & printed caption. No imprint/date but contemp. & probably made up by AP&SS.  #55926
[HLMainPic] A series of photos. including aerial view of the showground, various events & winners, e.g., the 1914 Cup: "To the Driver who has looked after the same Pair of Horses since the date which qualified for the 1914 Star" &c., several featuring the corps commander, Morland. Simpson ('Directing Operations', p.188) rceords that although some scholars such as Tim Travers have held such events up to ridicule, a contemporary observer, Col. W.H. Nicholson wrote (in 'Behind the Lines') "Horse shows, in which all the transport units of a formation competed, were common to all good formations, and were a first class stimulant in animal care & management." VG. See illustrations on our website.   £45
Labour Corps Christmas Card, France 1917-1918. Customary attractive fldg. card with col. illustration within. Traces of paste on rear where removed from album, o/w VG. See illustration on our website.  #46381
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The W.R.A.F. on the Rhine. July [1919]. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 27pp., 4 photos. No imprint/date [Cologne, July 1919].  #53289
[HLMainPic] The first of just three numbers published (in July, August & Sept. 1919), of a journal for the WRAF at Cologne with the Army of Occupation in 1919, consisting of contributions by women at RAF HQ, inc. descriptions of their work & conditions, entertainments &c. Little chipped & worn, overall VG & rare survival. See illustration on our website.   £45
The W.R.A.F. on the Rhine. No.3. September [1919]. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 24pp., 5 photos. No imprint/date [Cologne, Sept. 1919].  #53293
[HLMainPic] The last of just three numbers published (in July, August & Sept. 1919), of a journal for the WRAF at Cologne with the Army of Occupation in 1919, consisting of contributions by women at RAF HQ, inc. descriptions of their work & conditions, entertainments &c. Little chipped & worn, overall VG & rare survival. See illustration on our website.   £45
Small scrap album/autograph book with WW1 content. Cloth covers with sketch & legend 'Autographs', 17x14 cm approx., plain leaves mostly bearing inscriptions & sketches, with a number by WW1 servicemen, also other content & some remain blank. Sp. chipped/worn with loss but internally sound.  #54296
[HLMainPic] WW1 contributions by soldiers include several good coloured sketches (including trench scenes) & cartoons, regimental badges & patriotic messages. See illustrations on our website.   £75
Eastern Command Standing Orders, 1st January-31st December 1917. Original printed orders, 938pp. in all, foolscap, bound together in one volume in contemp. green cloth with gilt title to spine. Contemp. official publications.  #55842
[HLMainPic] This mass of detailed orders for Eastern Command, issued almost daily throughout the year 1917, includes very detailed listings of officers joining & leaving the Command, appointments & promotions within the Command, lists of men of all ranks undertaking various courses of instruction, various directives as to courses & Schools of Instruction (from the major to the minor, the latter including, for example, the School of Cookery at Portslade, Sussex), personal equipment, religious affairs & arrangements, courts-martial, all manner of notifications in changes to regulations of various kinds, &c. A rare & possibly unique survival in VG state with oval ink stamps of Bedfordshire TFA to most issues. See illustrations on our website.   £425
1919 Souvenir of the [38th] Welsh Division. Ed. by Capt. N. Hodgson. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 71pp., 4to, illus. throughout in col. & b/w (sketches & cartoons). Cardiff: Western Mail. 1919  #56952
[HLMainPic] Contributions by numerous members, mainly humorous, edited by Capt. N. Hodgson (of the Divisional Train). Orig. dec. wraps., chipped at edges, sound. See illustration on our website.   £30
Aus dem Kriegsgefangenen-Lager Mannheim. 1st Ed., oblong 4to, orig. dec. wraps. with oval photo. onlay to front, [50]pp., each page a photo. (captioned in German, French, English & Russian). Mannheim: Dr. H. Haas'sche Buchdruckerei. nd (c.1917).  #57898
[HLMainPic] Camp souvenir containing 50 photographic views of camp life: general views of the camp, roll call, airing beds, canteens, arrival of parcels, newspaper office, library, theatre, gardens, shoemakers' & tailors' workshops, laundry, infirmary &c. Little stained & worn, VG, scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £75
Lieut. Henry Ward. 210 Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Commission to be 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery (Special Reserve), 3rd March 1917.  #58257
Later promoted to Acting Captain & Adjt., 1/10/1917 & stepped up to W.S. Lieut, 3/9/1918. Copy of MIC provided shows entered theatre of war (France & Flanders) 26/9/1917 & served with 210 Bde. RFA. VG. See illustration on our website.   £40
No. 26/451 Rfmn. Clarence Walter Hills. 4th Bn. 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Fine full-length studio portrait in NZRB uniform & slouch hat by Ray Tinsley of Palmerston North, contained in the studio's brown cards wraps. (258x172mm) with glazed overlay to the portrait, this inscribed by the subject: "To Margaret & Harold. With Best Wishes from Larry. Address L. Cpl. C.W. Hills 26/451 8th Platoon "B" Company 4th Battalion Earl of Liverpool's Own N.Z.R.B. c/o G.P.O. Wellington."  #58258
Hills was the son of The Rev. John William Hills & Elizabeth Hannah Hills of Mission House, Malua, Samoa, where he was born in 1897. He was KiA near Flers on the Somme, 24th Sept. 1916 & is buried in Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers. Sixty-six inhabitants of Samoa served in WW1 of whom fourteen died on service. Fine portrait & VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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