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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   252 Books
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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
The 23rd London Regiment 1798-1919. Compiled from Contributions by Former Officers of the Regiment. 1st Ed., xvi+188pp., col. frontis., 7 maps. Times Pubg. Co. Ltd. 1936.  #52421
[HLMainPic] Almost entirely (apart from the first short chapter) WW1: 1st Bn. in France inc. Givenchy, Loos, Somme, Ypres, Messines, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles; 2nd Bn. in Salonika & Palestine then briefly in Flanders in 1918. Roll of Hon. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
History of the Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles. 1st Ed., xvi+489pp., col. frontis., 26 photos., 14 maps. Printed for the Regt. 1921.  #53057
Detailed history: 1st Bn. Western Front 1915-18; 2nd Bn. F&F briefly then Palestine & back to France in 1918. Nominal roll, awards &c. VG ex-IWM lib.   £25
The Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Bn.) Record of War Service 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 136pp., 30 plates, map. Glasgow: Clark. 1920.  #55278
[HLMainPic] A 'Pals' battalion; F&F 1915-18 (Somme 1/7/16 at Mouquet Farm where Sgt. Turnbull won a VC; Beaumont Hamel; Messines; Passchendaele &c.). Nominal roll, awards. Orig. grey & red cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £50
4th Battalion Royal Tank Corps Standing Orders 1930. 128pp. (inc. blank interleaves). No publication details but "This edition... issued by Lt.-Col. M.C. Festing... Catterick Camp, Yorks. February, 1930."  #55587
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental regulations &c., but quite a scarce inter-war amoured regiment version, including regs. re tanks & other vehicles. Orig. blue morocco, gilt ttle to front, marbled endpapers & gilt edges. Nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £45
The 7th Field Artillery Brigade Yandoo. Containing publications of the organ of the 7th Field Artillery Brigade, Australian Imperial Forces... Reprint in volume form of the unit's magazine originally published 1915-1919, approx. 300pp. in all with num. photos. inc portraits of approx. 150 casualties (KiA or DoW in France & Belgium 1916-18). [Swanbourne: Burridge. nd (c.1980s)].  #55758
[HLMainPic] Various matter inc. nominal rolls, casualty lists, photos. of battery positions, records of activities, humorous ocntributions, &c. Green cloth, gilt to front 7 spine, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
The Golden Horseshoe: The Journal of the 37th Division. Original wraps., 112pp., plates & sketches (inc. 10 col. plates). Cassell. 1919.  #53231
[HLMainPic] Written & illus. by men of the division: includes several articles on the history & services of the division (useful as there is no divisional history), plus customary humorous articles, satire &c., with num. sketches & cartoons & appealing col. plates based on paintings/drawings. Wraps.frayed as usual, with some tape repairs, generally sound. See illustrations on our website.   £35

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The 116th Battalion [Canadian Expeditionary Force] in France. By the Adjutant. 1st Ed., 111pp., 49 photos. (inc. portraits of Fallen Officers &c.). Toronto: Hunter-Rose. 1921.  #53700
[HLMainPic] Served in France/Flanders from Feb. 1917 inc. Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele & Cambrai. Roll of Hon. Perkins states "a bare statement of facts & events with little attempt at comment or analysis." He adds that the author was probably E.P.S. Allen, under whose name the work is copywrited. Orig. wheat cloth, gilt to sp. & front + unit patch to front board. VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
KRRC Chronicle 1917. 1st Ed., xii+327pp., 7 illus., 7 fldg. maps. Murray, For the Regt. 1920.  #53935
[HLMainPic] Detailed war records of all bns. on service, excellent maps inc. Arras, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai &c. Rolls of officers killed & wounded, obituaries, roll of awards. Publication of this edition was delayed until after the armistice to avoid constraints of censorship & presents as comprehensive, accurate record as possible. Orig. green cloth, blocked red & silver, sl. marking to cloth o/w VG with ink ownership inscrip. "Walter C. Barrow. Lieut. (60th) King's Royal Rifles." See illustration on our website.   £45
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. The Signal Service (France). 1st Ed., xvi+359pp., frontis., 20 drawings/diagrams (some fldg.). Chatham: RE Institution. 1921.  #52194
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed survey & history of signals throughout the war on the Western Front. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, lacks ffep o/w VG ex-IWM lib. See illustration on our website.   £100

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