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Official History 1914-1918 Official History 1914-1918   38 Books
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ASPINALL-OGLANDER (Brig. C.F., CB, CMG, DSO) Military Operations: Gallipoli. 1st Eds., complete in 2 text Vols. + 2 Vols. of maps/appendices: xvii+380pp., 20 photos., 19 sketch maps; xiv+517pp., 19 photos., 4 sketch maps; viii+77pp., 5 fldg. maps & vii+85pp., 6 fldg. maps. Heinemann. 1929/1932.  #60372
[HLMainPic] Excellent & widely acclaimed history of which Falls states "No serious student of the War can avoid reading this book... he will find this no imposition, for the book is easily & attractively written." Orig. cloth, gilt, some spotting & rubbing to edges, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £265
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France 1917. 4th Ed., xi+1030pp., 423 illus. & maps. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1936  #58991
[HLMainPic] Vol. IV of the Australian Official History, covering the battles of Bullecourt, Messines & Passchendaele. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG, very nice copy in worn orig. box of issue. See illustration on our website.   £50
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France 1916. Hardback reprint, xvi+1036pp., 475 illus. & maps. VG in dw. Univ. of Queensland Press. 1982  #56269
[HLMainPic] Vol. III of the Australian Official History. Scarce reprint. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France during the Main German Offensive, 1918. Hardback reprint, xii+825pp., numerous illus. & maps. VG in dw. Univ. of Queensland Press. 1983  #56271
[HLMainPic] Vol. V of the Australian Official History. Scarce hardback reprint. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France May 1918 to the Armistice. Hardback reprint, lxxvi+1099pp., 430 illus. & maps. VG in dw. Univ. of Queensland Press. 1983  #56272
[HLMainPic] Vol. VI of the Australian Official History. Scarce hardback reprint. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France 1916. 4th Ed., xvi+1036pp., 475 illus. & maps. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1930  #58990
[HLMainPic] Vol. III of the Australian Official History. Battle of Pozieres &c. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, very nice copy in worn orig. box of issue. See illustration on our website.   £50
BEAVERBROOK (Lord) Canada in Flanders: Vol. II of The Official Story of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. 1st Ed., xx+258pp, maps & sketches. H&S. 1917  #56382
[HLMainPic] A popular official account. Max Aitken, raised to the peerage as Baron Beaverbrook in 1917, was Canadian Record Oficer in 1914. Falls states "He has here written a brilliant & moving account of the early career of the 1st Canadian Div., including the story of the gas attack at Ypres... a fine condensed narrative." Orig. red cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
BUCHAN (John) The History of the South African Forces in France. 1st Ed., 404pp., col. frontis., 17 plates, 22 maps. Nelson. nd  #60325
[HLMainPic] The South African Infantry Brigade, which served in 9th (Scottish) Div., & supporting units at Delville Wood &c. Awards roll. "...a fitting memorial to a great body of men" - Falls. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little rubbed & worn, trace of old label to front, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
CUTLACK (F.M.) The Australian Flying Corps in the Western & Eastern Theatres of War 1914-1918. 12th Ed., xxix+493pp., 56 photos., 19 maps & 10 sketches. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1953  #58988
[HLMainPic] Mespot., Palestine & Western Front, typically detailed & well-illustrated. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG, nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £45
DUGUID (Col. A. Fortescue, DSO) Official History of the Canadian Forces in the Great War. General Series, Vol. I: From the Outbreak of War to the Formation of the Canadian Corps, August 1914-Sept. 1915. Volume II: Chronology, Appendices & Maps. 1st Ed., liii+464pp., 14 fldg. maps in endpocket. Ottawa: By Authority. 1938  #59821
[HLMainPic] This volume of great value as it contains 454pp. of "copies of original documents, references to authorities, & notes & monographs specially written to supplement & expand, & also to disburden, the text... selected primarily to place on record the actual orders issued & the circumstances in which they were framed... to enable the reader to folow the course of events as presnted to participants at the time, especially in battle." This the only text published in the General Series, the scheme being abandoned shortly after its publication. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG with ink stamps of Historical Section, Committee of Imperial Defence. See illustration on our website.   £65

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