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Indian Army Regimental History Indian Army Regimental History   29 Books
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The Piffer: The Journal of the Punjab Frontier Force Officers' Association. Incomplete but good run of 86 issues, as follows: Vol. II, No. 2, May 1952; Vol. III, No. 1, November 1954-Vol. IV, No. 2, May 1958; Vol. IV, No. 4, May 1959-Vol. VI, No. 5, November 1965; Vol. VIII, No. 1, November 1966-Final Volume, November 2000. Together with The Piffer Newsletter issues for June 2002, June 2003 & June 2004. (This was a short-lived successor to the Journal), & one or two associated Christmas Cards etc.  #62003
[HLMainPic] Ninety-nine issues of the Piffer were issued from first publication in December 1948 to the Final Number in November 2000. At first two issues appeared per year, then for the final years, 1995-2000 they were annual publications. All are similar format, dec. printed card covs., each issue around 40pp., except during the short period 1967-1977 when a slightly larger format was adopted, the issues during these years being more profusely illustrated & some issues devoted to particular units. Throughout its history the Piffer included much interesting regimental news, obits., recollections of various campaigns, correspondence &c., providing much of interest to students of the Indian Army & particularly the history & campaigns of the elite Frontier regiments. Scarce run of 86 issues, May 1952 & a complete run from 1954 onwards, except for two issues, up to & including the final edition, plus several later Newsletters. See illustrations on our website.   £450
History of the 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force) Vol. II 1929 to 1947. 1st Ed., xvii+522pp., 4to, 39 plates, 22 maps (many fldg.). Aldershot: G&P (For the Regt.). 1956  #61335
[HLMainPic] Magnificent history, almost wholly devoted to WW2: three bns. in Burma, one in Italy. Roll of Hon., awards, nominal rolls of officers (with biographical notes). "classic unit history, written & produced to the highest standards" - Perkins 503. Orig. green & black cloth, sp. a little worn o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £225
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
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
HAMILTON (Major H.W.R., DSO, MC) History of the 20th (Field) Company Royal Bombay Sappers & Miners, Great War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 51pp., 10 fldg. maps. Reprinted from The Royal Engineers Journal.  #60801
[HLMainPic] With the Indian Corps in France 1914-15 (notably at Neuve Chapelle & Festubert 1914, Ypres 1915 &c.) & Mespot. 1916-18. Appealing col. maps of various operations. Perkins 440. Printed paper covered boards, blue cloth spine, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
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
INNES (Lt.-Col. P.R.) History of the Bengal European Regiment now the Royal Munster Fusiliers & How it Helped to win India. 2nd Ed., viii+574pp., col. frontis., 6 maps. Simkin, Marshall. 1885  #59910
[HLMainPic] Detailed history 1756-1858, inc. Sikh Wars & the Mutiny. Officers' roll &c. Perkins 385 notes that the only change from the 1st Ed., issued the same year, was the addition of a leaf of press reviews at the rear. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little rubbed & worn, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
INNES (Lt.-Col. P.R.) History of the Bengal European Regiment now the Royal Munster Fusiliers & How it Helped to win India. 2nd Ed., viii+574pp., col. frontis., 6 maps. Simkin, Marshall. 1885  #49544
[HLMainPic] Detailed history 1756-1858, inc. Sikh Wars & the Mutiny. Officers' roll &c. Perkins 385 notes that the only change from the 1st Ed., issued the same year, was the addition of a leaf of press reviews at the rear. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little rubbed & worn (esp. at head & tail of sp.), rear inner joint with paper repair o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
JACKSON (Lt. R.P.) Historical Records of the XIII Madras Infantry. 1st Ed., 319pp. (+24pp. publisher's catalogue bound at end), fldg. col. frontis., 8 col. plates, fldg. table of "The Classes from which the Regiment has been Recruited since 1845" (with a statistical annual breakdown). Thacker & Co. 1898  #59855
[HLMainPic] Deeply researched history: various early Indian campaigns inc. Mahratta & Pindari Wars, Seringapatam &c., Burma 1835-39 & 1885-87 &c. followed by chapters on recruiting, dress, regimental distinctions &c. Appendices include services of British & Native officers & various tables & statistics. Exquisite col. plates of uniforms. "...full & informative, for the period 1776-1896... The appendices are extensive & detailed..." - Perkins 449. Orig. red cloth, gilt to front & sp., sp. somewhat sunned but a nice copy & rare. See illustration on our website.   £325
JAMES (Lt.-Col. F.H., OBE, MC) History of the 1st Battalion 6th Rajputana Rifles (Wellesley's). 1st Ed., xx+277pp., 4to, col. frontis., 3 other col. & 20 b/w plates, 20 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1938  #59004
[HLMainPic] Sikh & Afghan Wars, Persia, North-West Frontier &c., Mespot. in WW1, notably battles of Kut-el-Amar ah & Ctesiphon, incarceration at Kut &c. Waziristan 1919. Roll of Hon., officers' services. "One of the best Indian Army infantry histories" - Perkins 456. Orig. green cloth, silver gilt, ex-IWM lib., VG thus, sp. a little marked, scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95

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