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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   311 Books
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2nd Bn. Queen's Westminster Rifles. Untitled souvenir album (compiled by J.G. Barker, assisted by several dozen former comrades who lent negatives &c.), comprising [iii]+15pp. letterpress + 228 real photos. mounted on 29 leaves. VG in dw. No imprint/date (c.1920).  #57045
[HLMainPic] High quality production comprising a very short account of the Bn's. raising & active service with 60th Div., France briefly then Salonika, Egypt then France again in 1918, followed by Roll of Hon. & index to the 228 photos. of the campaign in Egypt & Palestine, military & local scenes, outposts, PoWs, bridges across the River Jordan, Battalion's Guide & Arab Interpreter, Bivouacing, Westminsters Leaving Jericho, &c. Orig. plain blue cloth, VG in plain grey dw, VG & scarce.   £245
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  #56908
[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
The Regimental Roll of Honour & War Record of the Artist's Rifles (1/28th, 2/28th & 3/28th Bns. The London Regt. TF), Commissions, Appointments & Rewards for Service in the Field obtained by Members of the Corps since 4th August 1914. 3rd (final) Ed., xliii+596pp., 32 plates. Howlett. 1922  #56955
[HLMainPic] Service details of some 10,000+ 1914-18 officers who passed through the ranks of the Artist's, & a short account of the 1/Artists in the line, July 1917-armistice. Orig. grey dec. cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
History of the Dorsetshire Regiment, 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 3 Vols. bound in one, x+306+152+205+64pp, numerous sketches & maps (inc. 3 fldg.). Dorchester: Ling. 1932  #54581
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed history in three parts: Regular, TF & Service bns.encompassing Western Front, Gallipoli, Mespot., Palestine & Russia, fully indexed. Roll of Hon., awards. Three original parts bound together in contemp. green publisher's cloth, gilt, very nice clean copy. See illustration on our website.   £125
Presentation of Colours to 45 Commando Royal Marines by Her Majesty The Queen on The Hoe, Plymouth, 13th May, 1969. 16pp., 2 col. plates. Printed by Hiorns & Miller, Devonport. Contemp.  #57519
[HLMainPic] Official souvenir of the event, this copy in full red morocco, gilt to front, retaining orig. wraps. Col. portrait of HM The Queen & of the new Colours. Includes roll of officers & warrant officers on parade, details of the ceremony, &c. (Tis copy belonged to the 2ic, Major B.L. Edwards). VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
KRRC Chronicle 1918. xv+339pp., 7 illus., 8 fldg. maps. Winchester: Warren & Sons. 1919  #54889
[HLMainPic] Detailed war records of all bns. on service inc. March Retreat, Final Advance &c., excellent maps inc. coloured trench maps. Rolls of officers killed & wounded, obituaries, roll of awards. Orig. limp wraps. (paperback edition), blocked red & silver, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
History of the 50th Infantry Brigade 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 175pp., 10 fldg. maps. Printed for Private Circulation. 1919  #57006
[HLMainPic] 17th (Northern) Div., 10th WYR; 7th EYR; 7th Yorkshires & 7th Y&L. Orders of Battle, officers roll with details of service for all four bns., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with ownership inscrip. of "J.G. Laithwaite, 10th Lancs. Fusiliers, 52nd Brigade, May 1017-July 1918" (Sir Gilbert Laithwaite became a senior colonial adminstrator & published his recollections of March 1918 in 1971). See illustration on our website.   £65
K.O.Y.L.I. Regimental Standing Orders 1933. viii+204ipp. Aldershot: G&P. 1933  #50738
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental regulations &c. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £10
Collections & Recollections of 107th Field Coy. R.E. 1st Ed., 146pp., sketches in text. Darlington: Wm. Dresser & Sons. 1918  #57465
[HLMainPic] The first of 2 volumes recording the unit's services in Macedonia/Salonica: This part contains mainly humourous contributions, poems &c. by num. members of the Coy. Orig. blue cloth sp. with wheat cloth boards, titled in gilt to sp. & black to front, VG. Very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
The Story of the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. 2 Vols., 1688-1913, 1914-1958. 1st Ed., hardback version, xv+420 & xvii+729pp., 4to, num. illus. (several col.), maps. The Regiment. 1986  #57457
[HLMainPic] Belated but excellent history of the regiment in many campaigns inc. Marlborough's Wars, America, Napoleonic period, Boer War, WW1 (mainly Western Front) & WW2 (mainly Middle East & Burma). Scarcer hardback edition (more often seen with limp card wraps.), VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £120

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