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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   418 Books
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Collections & Recollections of 107th Field Coy. R.E. 1st Ed., 146pp., sketches in text. Darlington: Wm. Dresser & Sons. 1918  #63947
[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
Historical Records of the XXX. Regiment. 1st Ed., ix+283pp. Clowes. 1887  #64337
[HLMainPic] East Lancashire Regt. Campaigns include Egypt 1800, Peninsular War, Waterloo 1815, India 1819-28 inc. siege of Asseerghur &c., Crimean War, &c., "as far as possible made up of the narratives of officers & others who actually served in the operations they describe..." Officers' services details. Orig. yellow cloth, gilt, soiled o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
A Short History of the 1st King's Dragoon Guards from the Regimental Records, Army Despatches & Othe Papers Connected with The History of the Regiment from its Formation in 1685 to 1929. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., 66pp., portrait frontis. Aldershot: G&P. 1931  #64214
[HLMainPic] The 1st KDG did not publish a WW1 history so this work has value for its concise but informative account of the regiment's services in France & Flanders with the Lucknow Cavalry Brigade 1914-17, with much on 1915. The regiment returned to Meerut at the end of 1917 & participated in the 3rd Afghan War 1919. Appendices include a statement of "Dates & Places in Which The Regiment was Billeted, Camped, Bivouacked, or In Trenches, From November 12th, 1914, up to October 26th, 1917" also a Great War Roll of Hon. (listing those killed & wounded), WW1 awards roll, plus similar listings for Afghan War 1919. Little chipped, VG ex-IWM with minor stamps inc. 'Withdrawn' stamp inside rear cover. Uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £45
The War History of the 1st/4th Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 193pp., 4to, 18 photos., 13 maps (8 coloured & fldg.). Preston: Geo. Toulmin. 1921  #66133
[HLMainPic] Festubert, Somme, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai. Roll of Hon. (including those wounded, with date &c., awards. A superior quality history with excellent atmospheric narrative compiled entirely by men of the bn., with fine maps & illustrations. Orig. green cloth with red formation patch & gilt regimental badge to front, somewhat worn, generally VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £100
A Diary of The First-Fourth Battalion The Buffs, East Kent Regiment - Territorial Force 1914-1919, 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [iii]+42pp.  #66130
[HLMainPic] A detailed diary record which includes the comings & goings of numerous officers, NCOs, &c. Several rolls of officers. The battalion served in India 1914-15, Aden July 1915-Jan. 1916 (& much involved in operations there), India 1916-19. Orig. dec. wraps., one corner of front wrap. torn away o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
A Record of the 2nd Bucks Battalion T.F. 1914-1918. Presented to the Bucks TF Assoc. by Lord Anslow, CB, Chairman of the Association. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., 24pp., 4to. No imprint/date. nd (c.1919).  #66120
[HLMainPic] Not to be confused with the battalion history by Swann, this is a souvenir "To commemorate the patriotism, the bravery & the sacrifice of this Battalion during the great European War..." It contains a brief history, Rolls of Honour (noting date of death & in the case of other ranks their home town), rolls of awards to all ranks (some with citations), lists of officers who served overseas or at home with the battalion. See illustrations on our website.   £75
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
Further Recollections of 107th Field Coy. R.E. 1st Ed., 228pp., 42 photos., 3 fldg. maps. Darlington: Wm. Dresser & Sons. 1920  #63948
[HLMainPic] The second of two volumes recording the unit's services in Macedonia/Salonica: This part contains the main historical narrative "Three Years in the Balkans" preceded by a very short account of early days in England & France. Roll of awards, fldg. map of Doiran Sector, texts of several Special Orders of the Day, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. Very scarce & useful contribution of the literature of the campaign in Salonika. See illustration on our website.   £125
Memoirs & Services of the Eighty-Third Regiment, County of Dublin, From 1793 to 1907, including The campaigns of the Regiiment in The West Indies, Africa, The Peninsula, Ceylon, Canada, & India. 1st Ed., 99pp. Hugh Rees. 1908  #64641
[HLMainPic] Exceptionally rare history of the 83rd (County of Dublin) Regt., later 1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Peninsula war Battle Honours included Talavera, Busacao, Fuentes d'Onor, Ciudrad Rodrigo, Badajos, Salamanca, Vittoria, Nivelle, Orthes, & Toulouse, while service in the Indian Mutiny in Central India was rewarded with that Battle Honour. Rolls of the officers of the regiment, including those killed or wounded in various campaigns, with other remarks. Based on Orderly Room records, &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt title to sp., regimental device to front, last few leaves & rear cover dampstained o/w VG throughout. See illustration on our website.   £225
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  #63926
[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

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