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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   317 Books
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Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth Battalions the Manchester Regiment (First City Brigade): A Record 1914-1918. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps. (cheaper edition), xvi+357pp., 2 portraits, 5 maps (inc. 3 fldg.). VG in worn dw. Manchester: Sherratt & Hughes. 1923  #60567
[HLMainPic] Inc. 1/7/16 at Montauban, Trones Wood & Guillemont, Arras & 3rd Ypres 1917, March Retreat inc. epic of Manchester Hill, &c. Roll of Hon. & awards for each bn. Orig. green cloth, gilt, stained but scarce in worn dw & generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £95
History of the 520th (Field) Company R.E. (T.F.) formerly known as the 2/3rd London (Field) Company R.E. (T.F.) 1914-1918. 1st Ed., [90]pp., portrait frontis. War Narratives Publishing Co. 1919  #60779
[HLMainPic] Appealing history of service in France & Flanders with 47th (London) Div. 1915-18 inc. Loos, Somme, Messines, Cambrai. Roll of Hon., Hons. & Awards, nominal roll, &c. Orig. red cloth, stained o/w VG & scarce with owenership inscrip. of S. Warren, 74 Hewitt Rd., Hornsey, N8, who is listed in the appendices as No. 550226 Cpl. S.C. Warren who was wounded at Spoil Bank, Ypres, 10th June 1917, an event which he has also recorded in a pencil marginal note at the appropriate place in the text. See illustration on our website.   £85
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  #59051
[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
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  #57973
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed survey & history of signals throughout the war on the Western Front. This volume by R.E. Priestley, MC, BA, late Major, RE, who accompanied Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic in 1907-09 & 1909, & Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910-13 as geologist He was one of Campbell's party who speny seven months marooned in an ice-cave during the austral winter, eating penguin & seal. He was a founder of the Scott Polar Research Insitute & Vice-Chanceller of Birmingham University. Commissioned in the RE in 1914 he commanded the 46th (North Midland) Divisional Signal Company 1917-19 & was awarded the Military Cross for the Hindenburg Line in October 1918. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with interesting author inscrip. "W.G. Streets in memory of comradeship in war at the Wireless Training Centre. Raymond Priestley. Birmingham August 1942." See illustrations on our website.   £225
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 os 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.   £120
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
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 Iron Duke: The Regimental Magazine of The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding). Vol. XI, Nos. 30, 31, 32. [Feb., June & October 1935]. 1st Ed., [iv]+236pp., approx. 50 photos. For the Regt. Contemp.  #55384
[HLMainPic] The three Journals for 1935 bound together, contemp. blue qtr. calf, gilt, with blue cloth covd. boards. Containing customery regimental records (including 2nd Bn. on the NWF: Loe Agra ops. &c.), portraits, OCA news, historical articles &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War, 1914-19. Supply of Engineer Stores & Equipment. 1st Ed., 109pp., fldg. map, tables. Chatham: RE Institute. nd  #55326
[HLMainPic] Much detail on organisation & supply in both England & France. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £165
The Story of the Sixteenth Infantry in France. By the Regimental Chaplain. Orig. dec. wraps., [111]pp. No imprint/date.  #59057
[HLMainPic] American Expeditionary Force infantry bn. in France 1917-18: account of their operations plus rolls of officers, Casualties &c. Stated to be copyright 1919 by the unidentified author, & printed in Frankfurt, but the look & feel of this copy is not of that era, & probably dates from the 1970s. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20

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