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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   358 Books
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The Fifth Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xx+256pp., portrait frontis., 43 photos. & sketches, 8 fldg. maps. Glasgow: Jackson & Son. 1936  #62799
[HLMainPic] Territorial bn. landed in France Nov. 1914; in the line at Bois Grenier, Laventie &c. then battles of Loos, Somme, Arras, Bullecourt, third Ypres, Final Advance in 1918 inc. Epehy, Canal du Nord, Selle & Sambre. Roll of Hon., nominal roll, awards. Orig. green cloth, gilt & black, very scarce. Stained & worn ex-lib. hence inexpensive copy, but sound & complete. See illustration on our website.   £45
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
Essex Group Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Companies, R.E., Monthly Orders, January 1926-December 1936. Eleven year run, around 1000pp. in all, several maps & diagrams, bound in 3 Vols. Printed by H.G. Allis, Printer, Brentwood. Contemp.  #61266
[HLMainPic] Exceptional survival, some 132 original Monthly Orders bound in 3 Vols., contemp. binders' cloth with ink titles to front & sp., unit stamps to eps. Contains much detail on regimental organisation, courses of instruction, appointments & promotions, training programmes, annual camp (with details of kit, dress &c.), sporting events, awards of Efficiency medals, some details of changes in AA equipment in use, &c. Demarcation of Duties of Permanent Staff Instructors, CQMS, CSM, Mechanist Machinery &c, are of notable interest.   £100
A Short Diary of the 11th Service Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. 1914-1919. Compiled by "Some of Them." 1st Ed., [vii]+105pp., col. frontis. (Bn. patch), 48 photos. Hull: Goddard, Walker & Brown Ltd. 1921  #61214
[HLMainPic] Appealing history of 2nd Hull Pals inc. training in UK, Egypt 1915-16 then Western Front from March 1916 inc. Somme, Arras, Vimy, Gavrelle, Lys &c. Rolls of awards, officers & senior NCOs. Many interesting privately taken snapshots inc. views inside dugouts &c. on Somme & elsewhere. Orig. red cloth, cloth dampstained & titling neatly re-inked, o/w VG & very rare. See illustration on our website.   £220
History of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Vol. V: The Home Front, France, Flanders & Italy in the First World War. 1st Ed., xxi+728pp., frontis., plate, 32 portraits, 5 fldg. maps in end-pocket, sketch map in text. Chatham: Inst. of REs. 1952  #62600
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of all apects of Sapper work on the Western Front. Orig. red cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
History of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Vol. VII: Campaigns in Mesopotamia & East Africa, & the Inter-War Period, 1919-38. 1st Ed., xv+351pp., 9 portraits, 3 fldg. maps in end-pocket, 3 in text. VG in chipped dw. Chatham: Inst. of REs. 1952  #62638
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of all aspects of Sapper operations in Mespot., East Africa & inter-war disturbances in Shanghai & Abyssinia, as well as technical developments. VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
"D" Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment. Records of the Company from August 4th, 1914, to October 31st, 1928. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps. with blue cloth backstrip, [ii]+62pp., dup. typescript, foolscap format. No imprint/date. Contemp.  #61179
[HLMainPic] Contains a very short historical summary up to 1914, then a roll of the Coy. as it went to war in 1914. Then skips to 1920 with accounts of annual training, various changes in regimental appointments &c., annual rolls of the company, discharges & joiners, winners of various musketry & other competitions, &c. VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
A History of the Sixty-Sixth Field Artillery Brigade American Expeditionay Forces, Composed of the 146th & the 148th Field Artillery; National Guard Troops from the Western States of Colorado, Wyoming, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, New Mexico. 1st Ed., 379pp., 105 photos., 7 fldg. maps. Denver: Smith-Brooks. nd (c.1919)  #61173
[HLMainPic] Lavish & well-illustrated but sadly lacks two maps. Orig. cloth, rather worn, sound. See illustration on our website.   £20
5th Signal Company Royal Engineers: Summary of War History 1914-1919. Card wraps., [7]pp. Aldershot: G&P. nd  #62577
[HLMainPic] Summary of services with 5th Div., Western Front from Aug. 1914, & list of awards. Concise but scarce. VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
A Short Historical Sketch of the 6th Vol. Battn. (Prince of Wales' Own) West Yorkshire Regiment. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 12pp. Printed by Jennings, 37 Briggate, Leeds. 1919  #60884
[HLMainPic] Slim but very nice produced history of this Home Service Bn., 1914-18. VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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