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Indian Army Regimental History Indian Army Regimental History   35 Books
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The Brigade of Gurkhas at the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 1st Ed., approx. 80pp. inc. photo. section, col. frontis., around 100 photos. Published as a Supplement to the 'Kukri.' nd (c.1953).  #55526
[HLMainPic] Fully illustrated record of the Gurkha Contingent, with nominal roll of approx. 200 of all ranks of 2nd, 6th, 7th & 10th GR who participated, many good photos. inc. named group of officers of Depot & Contingent, &c. Orig. green dec. cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
"H.D.H." [HUTCHINSON Maj.-Gen. H.D., CSI)] A Short History of the 3rd Queen's Own Gurkha Rifles. 1st Ed., 55pp., 4to, 21 photos. Hugh Rees. 1907  #57722
[HLMainPic] Outline history & rolls of officers, beautifully printed on art paper throughout with excellent photos. Perkins 500. Orig. green cloth, gilt. dec. to front & rear, near fine & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £165
ANDERSON (Maj. M.H. & Lt.-Col. E.S.J.), MOLLOY (Col. G.M., OBE) & WYLLY (Col. H.C., CB) The Poona Horse (17th Queen Victoria's Own Cavalry) 1817-1931. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xxiv+276pp., 4to, 12 plates, 11 maps & xix+235pp., 4to, 13 plates, 15 maps. RUSI. 1933  #60475
[HLMainPic] History of both the 33rd Light Cav. & 34th Poona Horse, amalgamated in 1921 to form the 17th Cavalry. Including excellent coverage of Afghan & Punjab campaigns, Persia 1856 (famous charge at Khooshab &c.), the Indian Mutiny in Central India, 2nd Afghan War, Boxer Rebellion &c. WW1 (33rd in Mespot. 1914-16; 34th on Western Front [where they saw more action than most of the Indian Cavalry] then Egypt/Palestine in 1918) & NWF 1930 &c. Appendices include services of British officers. "...this handsome pair of books is in a category totally different to the average run of IA histories. The standards of research, writing, presentation, & binding, are of the highest." - Perkins 417. Orig. maroon & green cloth, gilt, minor wear o/w VG & very scarce with presentation bookplate in each vol. "With the Compliments of Lieut Colonel W.G. Elphinston, M.C., & the Officers of the Poona Horse (17th Q.V.O. Cavalry). Jhansi, India."   £525
CHALDECOTT ([Lt.-Col.] O.A.) The First Battalion Duchess of Connaught's Own (Late 124th D.C.O. Baluchistan Infantry) & The Tenth Battalion (Late 2/124th Baluchistan Infantry, The Tenth Baluch Regiment. 1st Ed., xiii+250pp., 2 portraits, 11 fldg. maps in end-pocket. Bombay: Times of India Press. nd 1935  #60476
[HLMainPic] After a brief historical outline concentrates almost entirely on the Great War: Western Front & East Africa 1914-16, Mesopotamia & Palestine 1917-20. A wing of the 2/124th served with the East Persia Cordon & the war-raised 3/124th also served in Persia 1917-18, campaign in the Shiraz &c. This unit went on to the 3rd Afghan War & Iraq 1920. Rolls of British & Indian officers, awards, notes on class composition &c. Excellent, detailed account & lengthy appendices. Perkins 464. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG throughout, nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £245
CONDON (Brig. W.E.H., OBE) The Frontier Force Regiment. 1st Ed., xxii+592pp., 4to, col. frontis., 19 photos., 36 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1962  #59487
[HLMainPic] Excellent history: Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, Chitral, Tirah, China 1900 &c., WW1 in France, Aden, Mespot, Palestine; WW2 MEF & Burma. "An excellent book" - Perkins 472. Orig. khaki cloth, gilt, little rubbed/worn, splitting to sp., generally sound ex-NAM, & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £220
EVATT (Brig. J., DSO) Historical Record of the 39th Royal Garhwal Rifles. Vol. I: 1887-1922. 1st Ed., [xvi]+215pp., 4to, 37 plates, 16 maps (inc. 5 fldg. maps in end-pocket). Aldershot: G&P For Private Circulation Only. nd  #55629
[HLMainPic] Chin Hills 1891-93, WW1 with the Indian Corps in France 1914-15 (Neuve Chapelle &c.) then Mesoptamia 1917-18; Kurdistan & Iraq 1920-21, North-West Frontier. Officers' services, Roll of Hon., awards. Superb history with many fine illustrations & maps. Perkins 484 states: "A well written book, admirably produced." He additionally records that "A package of Addenda & Corrigenda slips was sent to all subscribers about one year after publication... a copy having these slips in place is obviously preferable..." These slips, are absent from this copy as usual. Orig. green cloth, gilt, somewhat worn ex-AMOT, some splitting to sp., overall sound. See ilustration on our website.   £125
GIBBS (Lt.-Col. H.R.K.) Historical Record of the 6th Gurkha Rifles. Volume II, 1919-1948. 1st Ed., xix+320pp., portrait frontis., 21 photos., 5 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1955  #57883
[HLMainPic] Several inter-war Waziristan & NWF forays; WW2 three bns. in Burma (one with Chindits), one in PAIFORCE & Italy. Roll of Hon., awards & much excellent detail. Perkins 504. Orig. rifle green cloth, silver gilt, little speckled/stained, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
GRAHAM (Brig.-Gen. C.A.L.) The History of the Indian Mountain Artillery. 1st Ed., xv+470pp., 16 illus., 8 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1957  #53574
[HLMainPic] From 1850 onwards these highly mobile batteries based on mule transport & "screw-guns" that broke down into portable components that could be off-loaded & into action in seconds, were utilised in every NWF campaign & overseas in WW1 (Gallipoli, German East Africa, Persia & Mespot.) & WW2 (Ethiopia, Malaya & Burma). Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
HAILES (Lt.-Col. W.L., MC) & ROSS (Major J.) War Services of the 9th Jat Regiment. A History of The Regiment 1803-1947. New Ed., xxi+401pp., 4to, several col. & around 20 b/w photos. VG in worn dw. Bombay: For the Jat Regiment. 1967  #58755
[HLMainPic] Essentially a reprint of the two earlier Jat histories covering 1803-1937 & 1937-48, excluding some material (such as the roll of British officers in the original Vol. II) but adding other text matter & some good illustrations not included in the original volumes. From Mahratta Wars onwards inc. Burmese wars, Indian Mutiny, WW1 Western Front 1914-15 & Mesopotamia, with much on the four regts. which in 1922 were brought together to form the new 9th Jat Regt. WW2 in Burma, Malaya & Western Desert. Awards for WW1 & WW2. Perkins 463. Valuable enlarged edition: the original edition of the 1937-48 history is exceptionally rare, having been prinyed in an edition of 100 copies. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little rubbed, generally VG in torn dw & rare with light pencil inscrip. "For Lieutenant Colonel Walter L. Hailes Military Cross" plus loosely inserted regimental Christmas Card. See illustration on our website.   £325
HENNELL (Col. Sir R.) A Famous Indian Regiment: The Kali Panchwin, 2/5th (Formerly the 105th) Mahratta Light Infantry 1768-1923. 1st Ed., xi+292pp., 12 plates, map, several diagrams. Murray. 1927  #60009
[HLMainPic] Mahratta Wars (Seringapatam &c.), First & Second Afghan Wars, Indian Mutiny, China 1860, Abyssinia, Burma 1886, Aden & WW1 in Mesopotamia July 1916-March 1918 inc. Relief of Kut & capture of Baghdad, Palestine from March 1918 seeing much action in the final part of the campaign. Rolls of awards, officers &c. Perkins 454. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG ex-IWM (withdrawn stamps) with front panel of orig. dw attached to front paste-down. See illustration on our website.   £60

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