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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   415 Books
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The History of the Tyne Electrical Engineers, Royal Engineers. From the formation of the Submarine Mining Company of the 1st Newcastle-upon-Tyne & Durham Volunteers Royal Engineers in 1884 to 1933. 1st Ed., xvii+271pp., 4to, 49 plates, 7 maps & plans ( 6 fldg.). Newcastle: Ward. 1935  #62575
[HLMainPic] Excellent history largely devoted to anti-aircraft searchlight operations at home & overseas in France & Flanders 1915-1918. Officers' services. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, foot of sp. chipped/torn o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. Water Supply - Egypt & Palestine. 1st Ed., vii+64pp., 6 photos., 10 sketches &c. (some fldg.), further sketches in text, 7 fldg. maps. Chatham: RE Institution. 1921  #63621
[HLMainPic] Typically detailed & well-illustrated survey of a crucial aspect of the advance. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & rare but sp. chipped & worn with loss. See illustration on our website.   £120
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
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
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. Water Supply - France. 1st Ed., 92pp., 37 photos., 41 plates (many fldg.). & 10 fldg. maps. Chatham: RE Institution. 1921  #58515
[HLMainPic] Typically detailed & well-illustrated survey of a crucial aspect of the campaign, in three parts: Organization, Plant & Works, Operations, with excellent photos. & diagrams of equipment &c. including Water Points in Flanders, Water Cart Filling Points, Plan of Trench Water Point &c., with equally impressive maps/diagrams. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. sunned, VG with small IWM withdrawn stamp to rear ep. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
14th Heavy Battery R.G.A. War Diary, List of Honours & Awards to Officers, N.C.O.'s & Men Whilst Serving with the Battery, List of Officers who have Served with the Battery & Battery Roll of Honour. 1st Ed., 108pp., 7 photos., fldg. map (showing positions & dates where the Battery was in action, 1915-1918). Robert Scott. 1919  #58852
[HLMainPic] Contains Battery history, War Diary & various rolls as stated in the title. Roll of casualties includes the wounded, inc. place & nature of wounds; roll of awards includes citations inc. MMs; officers' service roll includes dates of service with unit & other details. Served at the Somme 1916, Arras 1917 &c. Orig. paper covd. boards with title & coloured cloth onlay to front (formation sign), nice copy & scarce, with comp. slip from the OC & Officers loosely inserted. See illustration on our website.   £75
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
264 (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (T.A.) A Short History. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [32]pp, 4 plates. Royal Artillery Institution. 1948  #56422
[HLMainPic] Inc. WW1 Western Front & Egypt/Palestine; WW2 North Africa & Italy. Roll of Hon. & awards for both wars. VG ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £45
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
Historical Records of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Volume III. 1st Ed., xxiii+468pp., 4to, 31 plates, 20 of 22 fldg. maps. Blackwood. 1931  #61336
[HLMainPic] Fine record of the regular Cameron battalions 1914-1918, 1st Bn. on Western Front & 2nd Bn. in Salonika. Roll of Hon., awards, &c. Orig. dark green cloth, gilt, VG & rare, clean ex-MHS copy, lacking 2 of the 5 end-pocket maps. See illustration on our website.   £100

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