Turner Donovan Military Books - The world’s finest selection of rare and out-of-print books on British military history from 1800 to 1945
  Stock last updated on 17 July 2019
 
   


Prison Camps, Escape & Evasion 1939-1945 Prison Camps, Escape & Evasion 1939-1945   35 Books
   1 2 3 4   
Memories: Hazeley Down Camp, Winchester, Jan. 1918-May 1918, 24th (Tank Corps) Cadet Battalion. 1st Ed., 67pp., 27 photos. Winchester: Warren. 1919  #59243
[HLMainPic] Full account of the formation, organisation & training role performed by the bn., with interesting photos. of some of the training facilities including Model Room, Miniature Range, Assault Course & Lecture Theatres, as well as cadets during outdoor training with Hitchkiss gun &c., also named group photos. of instructional staff (with rolls of these, both officers & NCOs) & examples of training programmes. Orig. blue & white cloth with corner bands in the Corps colours & badge in silver gilt to front; VG, attractive & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
The Poems of Robert W. Sterling. Born 19th November, 1893. Glasgow Academy & Sedbergh. Scholar of Pembroke College, Oxford. Lieutenant, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in Action, S. George's Day, 1915. 1st Ed., xvi+68pp., portrait frontis., facsimile of his bookplate. Oxford Univ. Press. 1916  #59199
Memoir & poems, several written whilst on active service in 1915. He was Killed in Action with the 1st Bn. of his regiment on 23/4/15 & is buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
Tanks Association: Membership Over 7000. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 123pp. Coxhead & Cooper, Printers. nd [1920s].  #59318
[HLMainPic] Short into. & list of committee members followed by membership list of the Tanks Association, some 7000 former comrades with their home addresses, but "Owing to the large percentage of members having omitted to give rank, etc., it is regretted that it has been necessary in order to maintain uniformity to omit this particulars altogether." Indeed. VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £60
Narrative History of "G" & 7th Tank Battalion. 1st Ed., vii+40pp., 2 photos., 5 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1919  #59259
[HLMainPic] Brief but surprisingly detailed history: 3rd Ypres, Cambrai, Bapaume 1918 &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. grre & red cloth, titled in black to front, with Tank Corps badge. VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
BLACKALL (Capt. C.W.) Songs From the Trenches. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 59pp., 190x132mm, col. frontis. (by Helen McKie). John Lane, The Bodley Head. 1915  #59210
[HLMainPic] Rhymes inspired by active service 1914-15, including a verse in memory of W.G.C. (William) Gladstone, MP, who was KiA with the RWF on 11th March 1915. The poet, Charles Walter Blackall, East Kent Regiment (SR), was Killed in Action on 24th March 1918 while a lieutenant-colonel in command of the 4th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. During the period when he wrote these poems he was serving with the 1st Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers: he was Gladstone's company commander. Paperback version: orig. plain card wraps. with attractive coloured dustwrapper designed by Helen McKiew (the frontis. of the hardback version). VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
BURGES-SHORT (Lt.-Col. H.G.R., DSO) Historical Record of the 4th Battalion Royal Tank Corps. 1st Ed., viii+77pp., 8 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1925  #59250
[HLMainPic] Inc. Battles of Arras, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai, the Lys &c. Rolls of officers (with service details), details of arms, equipment, dress, tank names &c. Orig. blue cloth, blocked in black, VG & very scarce, with loosely inserted contemp. photo. of Tank E34, named Exultant (which must have belonged to the 5th Bn.). See illustration on our website.   £165
CAMPBELL (Capt. Ivar, A&SH attd. Seaforth Highlanders) Poems by Ivar Campbell. With a memoir buy Guy Ridley. 1st Ed., 99pp., portrait frontis. London: A.L. Humphreys. 1917  #59196
[HLMainPic] Pre-war poems and sonnets. Ivar Campbell, son of Lord & Lady George Campbell, was Ed. at Eton and Christ Church College, Oxford. He received a commission in the 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and was attached to the 1st Seaforth in France from May 1915-November 1915 when this battalion was posted to the Mesopotamian front. He Died of Wounds received during the Battle of Sheikh Saad on 8th January 1916 and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial. Orig. brown cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG [Not in Reilly.] See illustration on our website.   £65
CANDOLE (Alec de) A Rubaiyat of the Trenches. By de C. [i.e. Alec de Candole]. 1st Ed., 63pp. 195x117mm. VG in chipped dw. Fawcett & Co. 1917  #59206
[HLMainPic] A long narrative poem. Alec Corry Vully de Candole was Ed. at Marlborough, left in 1916 to be commissioned in the Wiltshire Regiment, wounded with the 4th Bn. in Oct. 1917 then attd. 49th Bn. MGC, and was Killed in Action in France on 3rd September 1918. He was twenty-one and is buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension. Blue paper covd. boards with white cloth backstrip & paper label to front, VG in dw & rare thus, although little chipped & rear panel torn with loss. [Not in Reilly]. See illustration on our website.   £145
CANDOLE (Alec de) The Faith of a Subaltern: Essays on Religion and Life. With a Preface by the Dean of Bristol. 2nd Imp., xi+92pp., 192x129mm, portrait frontis. Cambridge University Press. 1919  #59207
[HLMainPic] Pious essays with a short biographical note. Orig. blue cloth, gilt to spine, little rubbed/worn, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
CANDOLE (Alec de) The Faith of a Subaltern: Essays on Religion and Life. With a Preface by the Dean of Bristol. Orig. printed wraps., xi+92pp., 190x125mm. Cambridge University Press. 1919  #59208
[HLMainPic] Pious essays with a short biographical note. Orig. printed wraps., VG & a rare version "printed for private circulation only" but excludes the portrait frontis. included in the cloth-bound published edition. Pencil ownership inscrip. of "W. Ashley. Koln. 1919." See illustration on our website.   £75

   1 2 3 4   


 

 



Terms & Conditions  - Links  - Contact Us  - Newsletter
Turner Donovan Military Books, Flat 1, 22 Florence Road, Brighton BN1 6DJ