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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   380 Books
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A Short History of the Units administered by the Kent Territorial & Auxiliary Forces Association. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 88pp. (inc. adverts), several photos. Published & Produced by Reid-Hamilton Publishers. nd (c.1950).  #56424
[HLMainPic] The "Official Handbook" to the Territorial & Auxiliary Forces of the County of kent, c.1950, inc. details of various local Artillery, Engineer, RAMC, REME &c. units. VG ex-IWM. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35

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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
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
History of the 1/6th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 1st Ed., [ii]+91pp. Birmingham: Cornish. 1922  #60544
[HLMainPic] Western Front from March 1915, 48th (South Midland) Div., devastated on 1/7/16 (attached to 4th Div. for the assault on the Quadrilalteral & had one officer left by 11 a.m.). 3rd Ypres, Vimy &c., Italian Front in 1918. Roll of Hon., awards, officers (with dates of joining, leaving &c.), & of men who served continuously from embarkation to armistice. Small book but informative & very scarce. Orig. red cloth, VG with later unprepossessing bookplate. See illustration on our website.   £75
Historical Records of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Volume III. 1st Ed., xxiii+468pp., 4to, 31 plates, 20 of 22 fldg. maps. Blackwood. 1931  #61336
[HLMainPic] Fine record of the regular Cameron battalions 1914-1918, 1st Bn. on Western Front & 2nd Bn. in Salonika. Roll of Hon., awards, &c. Orig. dark green cloth, gilt, VG & rare, clean ex-MHS copy, lacking 2 of the 5 end-pocket maps. See illustration on our website.   £100
The Record of the 11th Battalion of the King's (Liverpool) Regiment, Subsequently the 15th Battalion of the Loyal North Lancs. Regiment, Pioneers, 14th Light Division, August, 1914-March, 1919. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 46pp., 5 fldg. maps. R.E. Thomas & Co., Printers. 1920  #58245
[HLMainPic] Raising, training & active service of the Pioneer Battalion of the 14th (Light) Division. Detailed & interesting account of their work plus roll of senior officers, Coy. commanders & the original Warrant Officers & senior NCOs. Nice detailed maps of their operations in the Ypres salient &c. Orig. grey printed wraps., little stained & worn but rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
"D" Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment. Records of the Company from August 4th, 1914, to October 31st, 1928. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps. with blue cloth backstrip, [ii]+62pp., dup. typescript, foolscap format. No imprint/date. Contemp.  #61179
[HLMainPic] Contains a very short historical summary up to 1914, then a roll of the Coy. as it went to war in 1914. Then skips to 1920 with accounts of annual training, various changes in regimental appointments &c., annual rolls of the company, discharges & joiners, winners of various musketry & other competitions, &c. VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
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
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  #61365
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed survey & history of signals throughout the war on the Western Front. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. sunned & little chipped o/w VG with ownership inscrip. of "Joseph Doust. 'Worlston,' Overcliffe, Gravesend, January 1922" & loosely inserted orig. typescript foolscap leaf "Report on Working of Wireless Communication, 56th Division During the Advance Between November 3rd. and 11th. 1918" dated 19/11/1918 & signed by J. Doust, Lieut. R.E., O.C. Signals Wireless Section 56th Division. Also a later ownership inscription. See illustration on our website.   £165
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

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