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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   366 Books
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Operations of the XIII Corps Between 3rd October & 11th November, 1918. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [ii]+59pp., large fldg. map (detailing the advance of the Corps). Hill & Ainsworth, Ltd., Printers, Stoke & Hanley. nd (c.1919).  #58159
Attractive, rare & detailed account of the Final Advance of Morland's XIII Corps (18th, 25th, 50th & 66th Divisions) inc. actions of Gouy, Le Catelet & Beaurevoir, the forcing of the Selle, passage of the Foret de Mormal & capture of Landrecies, &c. Appendices include Orders of Battle, Engineering & Artillery Notes, tables of captures & troops engaged, &c. Orig. dec. wraps., little spotted, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
Regimental Standing Orders & Customs of the East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) 1956. [v]+70pp. + musical scores (regimental march &c.). Beverley: Wright & Hoggard, Minster Press. 1956  #58120
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental orders & instructions; also regimental customs & traditions. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt to front, paper label to sp. VG with ink ownership. inscrip of Lt.-Col. 4 EYR. See illustration on our website.   £20
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 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
A History of the Sixty-Sixth Field Artillery Brigade American Expeditionay Forces, Composed of the 146th & the 148th Field Artillery; National Guard Troops from the Western States of Colorado, Wyoming, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, New Mexico. 1st Ed., 379pp., 105 photos., 7 fldg. maps. Denver: Smith-Brooks. nd (c.1919)  #61173
[HLMainPic] Lavish & well-illustrated but sadly lacks two maps. Orig. cloth, rather worn, sound. See illustration on our website.   £20
A Short Historical Sketch of the 6th Vol. Battn. (Prince of Wales' Own) West Yorkshire Regiment. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 12pp. Printed by Jennings, 37 Briggate, Leeds. 1919  #60884
[HLMainPic] Slim but very nice produced history of this Home Service Bn., 1914-18. VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
Essex Group Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Companies, R.E., Monthly Orders, January 1926-December 1936. Eleven year run, around 1000pp. in all, several maps & diagrams, bound in 3 Vols. Printed by H.G. Allis, Printer, Brentwood. Contemp.  #61266
[HLMainPic] Exceptional survival, some 132 original Monthly Orders bound in 3 Vols., contemp. binders' cloth with ink titles to front & sp., unit stamps to eps. Contains much detail on regimental organisation, courses of instruction, appointments & promotions, training programmes, annual camp (with details of kit, dress &c.), sporting events, awards of Efficiency medals, some details of changes in AA equipment in use, &c. Demarcation of Duties of Permanent Staff Instructors, CQMS, CSM, Mechanist Machinery &c, are of notable interest.   £100
A Short History of the 55th Infantry Brigade in the War of 1914-18. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 51pp. Burt & Sons, Printers. nd (c.1919).  #58246
[HLMainPic] CONFIDENTIAL: For Private Circulation Only, but printed so that "every officer & man might be in possession of a short history of his Brigade before he was demobilised." Brigade of the 18th Division, consisting of 7th Queens, 7th Buffs, 8th East Surrey & 7th Royal West Kents. Contains history of its formation in 1914 & services in France 1915-18 inc. Somme 1916, Ypres 1917, German Offensive 1918, Final Advance &c., with several rolls of officers & staff, award winners (inc. citations for some representative awards, inc. MM &c.). Orig. brown printed wraps., sl. creased o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £95
Historical Records of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Vol. VII. 1949-1961. 1st Ed., xxiv+616pp., 4tom 15 illus. VG in dw. Blackwood. 1962  #61616
[HLMainPic] Final volume contains short history of the years before amalgamation in 1961, various rolls & hundreds of pages of detailed service records of the officers (regulars, militia, wartime, short service & National Service commissions), also services of several hundred distinguished Warrant Officers & NCOs. Near fine in dw. See illustration on our website.   £50
2/4 Battalion Hampshire Regiment 1914-1919. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps. with cord tie, 68pp., 4to, 2 maps. Privately printed. nd 1920  #60294
[HLMainPic] 2/4th Hants. in Palestine May 1917-May 1918 then in France with the 62nd (West Riding) Div. for the Final Advance June-Nov. 1918 inc. Havrincourt, Marcoing & Le Quesnoy. Several rolls of officers, awards. Casualties noted in text. Somewhat chipped/soiled but VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125

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