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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   403 Books
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A Short History of the Units administered by the Kent Territorial & Auxiliary Forces Association. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 88pp. (inc. adverts), several photos. Published & Produced by Reid-Hamilton Publishers. nd (c.1950).  #56424
[HLMainPic] The "Official Handbook" to the Territorial & Auxiliary Forces of the County of kent, c.1950, inc. details of various local Artillery, Engineer, RAMC, REME &c. units. VG ex-IWM. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
The Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry 1848-1948. 1st Ed., 126pp., 4to, 18 plates, tailpieces to each chapter. Glasow: Printed for the Regiment by MacLehose & Co. 1948  #56743
[HLMainPic] Includes active service in Boer War, squadrons served in Gallipoli, Egypt & Western Front in WW1 & as anti-tank units in WW2. Very nicely illustrated & produced history, orig. qtr. morocco, VG throughout & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
51st Battalion Hampshire Regiment, British Army of the Rhine 1919-20. Printed wraps., oblong 4to, title page followed by one page letterpress Short History of Bn. then 18 photogravure plates, printed rectos. only, depicting groups of officers, NCOs, bn. on parade, band & drums, transport &c. VG. No imprint/date, ?Germany, c. Dec. 1919  #60025
[HLMainPic] Orig. wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
History of the Pembroke Yeomanry. 1st Ed., viii+107pp., photos., map. Haverfordwest: The Regt. 1959  #60038
[HLMainPic] Inc. WW1 in Palestine & WW2 Middle East. Addenda covering period 1959-1967 (12pp.) loosely inserted. Rolls of officers. Orig. blue cloth, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
The Tenth Battalion the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) A Record & A Memorial 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xix+168pp., 23 portraits of officers, from drawings by Lt. H.J. Gunn, 3 photos. Edinburgh: Printed for Private Circulation. 1923  #60820
[HLMainPic] Fine history (written by four former officers of the battalion) with 15th (Scottish) Div., Western Front 1915-18 inc. Loos, Somme, Arras, Ypres &c. Officers' roll noting dates served in the bn. &c., roll of awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in black, a little spotted & worn but sound & rare. See illustration on our website.   £120
Scrap Book of the 7th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry (13th Foot) being a chronicle of their experiences in the Great War, 1914-1918, contributed by officers & other ranks... [And:] Cambrai... A Supplement to the Scrap Book of the 7th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. With a Foreword by Col. C.J. Troyte-Bullock, DSO. 1st Ed., 156pp., plate, 2 maps. Aylesbury: Fredk. Samuels Ltd., The Kingsbury Press. 1932  #60123
[HLMainPic] 61st Bde., 20th (Light) Div., Western Front 1915-18: Somme (notably capture of Guillemont), 3rd Ypres (inc. capture of Langemarck, Eagle Trench), Cambrai &c. A fine collaborative effort organised by Capt. H.A. Foley, MC, who served with the bn. 1915-18 (PoW, March 1918) & whose brother was killed with it in May 1917. Orig. blue cloth gilt, VG & very rare, inscribed by "E.F. Eberle, late Lieut: Somerset Light Infantry. December 1932" - who served in the battalion & is mentioned within - plus signatures of 14 former comrades in H.A. Foley, A.A. Andrews & others, some of whom were contributors to the book. See illustration on our website.   £225
The 11th Battalion Gordon Highlanders 1914-1916. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 115pp., 31 photos. Published for the Battalion by Maclure, Macdonald & Co., Glasgow. 1916  #60155
[HLMainPic] Story of this training bn. in the UK with valuable rolls of the services of around 240 Gordons officers & many more NCOs who passed through it; also various named group photos. of officers, NCOs &c., also a nominal roll with group photo. of every draft provided for the front, recording many hundreds of names & faces. VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
A Border Battalion: The History of the 7/8th (Service) Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. 1st Ed., xx+367pp., 9 plates, 4 sketch maps. Edinburgh: Privately Printed. 1920.  #60160
[HLMainPic] Excellent account of the raising & training of the 7th & 8th (S) Bns. KOSB & their services with 15th (Scottish) Div. inc. Battles of Loos, Somme, Arras & Ypres, Soissons 1918 &c. Contains accounts of both battalions up to their amalgamation in May 1916 & the combined bn. from then til dsibandemnt after the armistice. Rolls of Hon., awards, many mentioned in text. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
Diary of the 2/4th Battalion The Border Regiment, 1914-19. 1st Ed., 39pp., 4to. Carlisle: Thurnam & Sons, Printers. 1920  #60164
[HLMainPic] Served India inc. ops. on the NWF in 1917 & Afghanistan 1919. Rolls of officers & NCOs, those died, wounded &c. (mainly attd. to units in Mespot.). Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
The Red Lanyard: Journal of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment. Vol. 2 No. 7, August 1946. Orig. dec. wraps., 24pp., photos. & cartoons. Detmold: Herman Bosmann. 1946  #56527
[HLMainPic] Attractive & scarce journal containing regimental news, sports, &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25

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