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Second World War Second World War, Including regimental and divisional histories, personal accounts, general histories and works of reference   172 Books
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The History of The 107 Regiment Royal Armoured Corps (King's Own) June 1940-February 1946. 1st Ed., 93pp. Lengerich, Westfalia: Printed by Bischof & Klein. nd (c.1946)  #64130
[HLMainPic] 1940 war-raised unit based initially on officers & drafs from King's Own holding battalions, titled 10th (S) Bn. but changed in Jan. 1942 to 151st Reg. Royal Armoured Corps & began to train with tanks; retitled as 107 Regt. early in 1944, embarked for Normany 30th June 1944 & fought in break-out battles, Falaise, advance to the Rhine, &c. Roll of casualties, KiA or DoW, PoWs, roll of awards (with citations) & a number of interesting appendices on various actions. Some time spent with 15th & 51st Scottish Divisions. Orig. dec. paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip, VG & rare with loosely inserted typed slip "With the Compliments of Lt Colonel C.H. Taite and all officers and other ranks of the 107 Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps, (King's Own)." See illustration on our website.   £220
Wellington Roll of Honour 1939-1945. 1st Ed., ix+249pp., 500+ photo. portraits. For the college. 1949  #64967
[HLMainPic] Detailed obits. & portraits of over 500 soldiers, airmen & sailors from Wellington School who fell in WW2. Orig. blue cloth, VG. See illustrations on our website.   £25
India. Churachandpur. 1:25,000. 2nd Edition. July 1944. Fldg. paper map, 62x50cm. Printed by 66 Rep. Group. April 1944  #63908
[HLMainPic] An example of the excellent 2.53 inches to one mile series of maps produced in SEAC during the war in Burma, Surveyed by Survey HQ 4 Corps from air photographs taken in April 1944. The two main operational map scales employed in Burma were the one inch to the mile series & this more detailed series. Both covered all the operational areas in Burma. Both series' are scarce, but particularly this more detailed series. The map here offered includes a seven-and-a half miles stretch of the Imphal-Tiddim road from around 32 miles south of Imphal down to Thinkangphai. Adjacent to the road, two miles to the west of it, is Churchandpur: "a Japanese staging post rather like a mini-Kohima. Here the supplies coming up the road from Tiddim were delivered to the rear echelon transport of the forward formations. They were carried as far forward as possible in trucks & then switched to mules for the units in the hills." (vide, Burma: The Turning Point, [Maj.-Gen.] Ian Lyall Grant [MC], a fine account of the battle by a participant in these events.) The area was much fought over by units of 17th (Indian) Div. in May 1944. Generally VG, several square inches torn away from border of lower left corner, but not affecting the map itself. See illustration on our website.   £60
A.F.V. Recognition. Part 1: British & Allied Turreted A.F.Vs. Orig. buff printed wraps., 271pp., numerous photos. & sketches. War Office. Jan. 1943  #63916
[HLMainPic] Details & illustrations of many AFVs. This copy with various amendments/additions pasted in, somewhat serviceworn, sound. Ownership inscrip. of M.H.H. Bayley, Recce Corps. See illustrations on our website.   £25
The Ulster Year Book: The Official Year Book of Northern Ireland, 1947. Published by Authority of the Minister of Finance. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., li+321pp., 7 diagrams, fldg. map. Belfast: HMSO. 1947  #63917
[HLMainPic] The first edition to be issued since 1938, including a special feature covering the period 1939-45: " This is an authoritative & permanent record of Northern Ireland's war effort, ably written by Dr. D.A. Chart, Deputy Keeper of the Records of Northern Ireland." This piece includes details of the wartime activities of local units including 5th Dragoon Guards, battalions of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Royal Ulster Rifles, Royal Irish Fusiliers, North Irish Horse, 8th (Belfast) HAA Regiment, 9th (Londonderry) HAA Regiment, 3rd (Ulster) Searchlight Regiment &c., as well as Civil Defence & Home Guard, Air Raids &c., followed by detailed statements on population, industry & trade, education, Justice & Police, transport, &c. Orig. dec. wraps., VG with smal withdrwn stamp of RCS Lib. & loosely inserted circular letter explaining the reasons for no issues appearing since 1938, &c. See illustration on our website.   £25
Royal Engineers Battlefield Tour: The Seine to the Rhine. Volume I: An Account of the Operations Included in the Tour. Volume II: A Guide to the Conduct of the Tour. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., foolscap, xviii+217pp., 49 photos., 37 maps on 14 fldg. leaves; x+83pp., 31 maps. Chief Engineer British Army of the Rhine. Feb. 1947  #63949
[HLMainPic] RESTRICTED. "Prepared by HQ 8 AGRE... to enable present & future REs to study certain operations of particular engineer interest in the 1940 Flanders Campaign & in the 1944/45 Campaign in NW Europe..." Fabulous detail on RE aspects of ops. inc. Arnhem, battle of the Rhineland, Rhine Crossing &c. Numerous accounts by participating officers & NCOs. Excellent photos. & exceptional, detailed col. printed maps of operations. Orig. blue cloth, gilt to front & spines, some chipping, rubbing & wear to edges, generally VG with ownership inscrip. & later bookplate of Major J.S. Bartholomew, GM, in Vol. I.. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £250
The Polar Bear News: Weekly Publication of Forty-Ninth (West Riding) Infantry Division. Two issues: No. 3 (New Series), Neheim, Friday, November 2, 1945; No. 8 (New Series), Neheim, Friday, December 7, 1945, each 8pp. (but the second listed is incomplete), 35x25cm, several photos. & cartoons in each edition. Produced in the Germany. Contemp.  #63951
[HLMainPic] Weekly newsheets printed in Germany containing, inter al, items of divisional news, events, past operations & personalities, for example No. 3 includes a demonstration of V2 rockets at Duxhaven, news of the disbandment of 89 LAA Regt., the Campaign Story of the 2nd Essex: a substantial centre spread recounting the battalion's services in NW Europe 1944-45 with 50th & 49th Divs., inc. roll of awards. Issue no. 8 lacks internal pages. See illustration on our website.   £65
British Railways in Peace & War. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 72pp., photos. throughout. Issued by The British Railways Press Office. 1944  #63973
[HLMainPic] Very nicely illustrated account of railways (GWR, LMS, LNER &c.), war work (moving troops, materiel, &c.), expansion, Government Control &c. VG. See illustrations on our website.   £15
"It Can Now Be Revealed" More About British Railways in Peace & War. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 64pp., photos. throughout. Issued by The British Railways Press Office. 1945  #63974
[HLMainPic] Contains "a more detailed picture" than hitherto of how the various British railway companies "not only carried the workers & raw materials for the construction firstly of war factories & then of the equipment produced in them, but how they actually designed, built & repaired armaments that played no mean part in the Battle of Britain, the North African campaign & in the invasion of Europe. Now too can be revealed their part in sustaining the bomber offensive..." Very nicely illustrated & an excellent, clean copy, VG. See illustrations on our website.   £15
British Army of the Rhine Battlefield Tour. Operation Totalize: 2 Canadian Corps Operations Astride the Road Caen-Falaise 7-8 August 1944. 1st Ed., x+65pp., foolscap, 10 photos., 9 of 10 maps (end-pocket map lacking). Prepared under the Direction of G (Trg) HQ BAOR & with the assistance of The Canadian Amy Historical Section. Sept. 1947  #63545
[HLMainPic] RESTRICTED. Detailed account of the planning & execution of this phase of the Normandy Breakout, with various original Operation Orders &c. reproduced, also a short account by Kurt Meyer, commander of 12 SS Panzer Div. Excellent coloured fldg. maps. Preface states that this tour is "especially concerned with the air plan & the part played by 51 (H) Div with particular reference to:- (a) The use of armoured personnel carriers; (b) Maintenance of direction during a night advance. It forms the necessary background to a detailed study of the battle carried out on the ground." Orig. blue cloth, gilt to front. VG & rare. This edition supersedes that of June 1947 & contains 10 photo. plates not present in the previous version. This copy, however, lacks the end-pocket map, o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £225

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