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Second World War Second World War, Including regimental and divisional histories, personal accounts, general histories and works of reference   177 Books
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The History of Thr 107 Regiment Royal Armoured Corps (King's Own) June 1940-February 1946. 1st Ed., 93pp. Lengerich, Westfalia: Printed by Bischof & Klein. nd (c.1946)  #59949
[HLMainPic] 1940 war-raised unit based initially on officers & drafs from King's Own holding battalions, titled 10th (S) Bn. but changed in Jan. 1942 to 151st Reg. Royal Armoured Corps & began to train with tanks; retitled as 107 Regt. early in 1944, emberked for Normany 30th June 1944 & fought in break-out battles, Falaise, advance to the Rhine, &c. Roll of casualties, KiA or DoW, PoWs, roll of awards (with citations) & a number of interesting appendices on various actions. Some time spent with 15th & 51st Scottish Divisions. Orig. dec. paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £220
Headquarters 154 Infantry Brigade. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., oblong. 4to, 25 leaves, 9 orig. photos., 2 fldg. maps. Printed by Hans Meyer, Horneberg, Germany. 1946  #59151
[HLMainPic] 154 Brigade, 51st (Highland) Division consisted of 1st & 7th Black Watch & 7th Argylls. A brief history of the brigade from Alamein to VE Day, plus Roll of Hon. of Bde. HQ, real photo. illus. of last two GOCs (North-West Europe campaign), named groups of officers, NCOs, admin. staff, signals &c. Orig. orange wraps., titled in black, somewhat worn, about VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £85
Concise Official History of the 2nd Battalion The Glasgow Highlanders, Highland Light Infantry. 1st Ed., 40pp., 7 photos. Prepared & published for private circulation only at Lubeck, British Military Zone, Germany. March 1946  #59381
[HLMainPic] 2nd Glasgow Highlanders, HLI (TA), with 15th (Scottish) Div. in NW Europe 1944-45, from Normandy to Germany. Roll of officers at embarkation (showing coy., &/or appointment), Roll of Hon., awards. Attractive & very rare history distributed privately for officers & men of the bn., not for sale to the public. Orig. printed paper covd. boards with black cloth backstrip. VG. See illustration on our website.   £125
Hertfordshire Field Gazette: Italian Campaign, Aug. 1944-Jan. 1945. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., v+105pp. No imprint, but printed in Italy. 1945  #59412
[HLMainPic] 1st Bn. Hertfordshire Regiment, 66th Inf. Bde., 1st British Div., during the Batle of the Gothic Line &c. Includes casualty lists by Coy., KiA, wounded, missing &c. Orig. dec. wraps., little creased & wor, about VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £85
Handbook on Supply & Transport Services (East Africa Forces). Orig. printed wraps., 44pp. Printed by the Directorate of Army Printing & Stationary Services, Addis Ababa. nd (c.1940)  #59448
[HLMainPic] Authority for Issue: D.D.S.T., E.A. Force H.Q. "The object of this handbook is to outline in principle the duties, organisation & responsbilities of the Supply & Transport Services in the East Africa Forces, which are based on the principles laid down in the Field Service Regulations & RASC Training, modified to meet the requirements of local conditions & the theatre of operations." VG. See illustration on our website.   £125
No. 2 Mechanical Equipment (Transportation) Units Royal Engineers: D Day to VE Day. Dec. oblong 4to cloth, 67pp. tied-in inc. numerous photo. plates, fldg panoramas &c., tables. Printed by Riddle, Smith & Duffus Ltd., London. nd (c.1945).  #59449
[HLMainPic] Excellent depiction of work in the North-West Europe Campaign. Duties included "everything to do with Railways, Ports & Inland Water Transport. It must provide the Army overseas with the bulk Transportation it requires from... unloading point until the stores or personnel are finally delivered at rail head or water head..." Roll of Hon. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
One More River: The Story of the 8th Indian Division. Orig. dec. wraps., 44pp., photos. throughout, maps. Bombay: DPR, WD. nd (c.1945).  #59489
[HLMainPic] Useful illustrated record of the the division's exploits in Italy, especially as there is no other history of the division. VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
Golden Arrow: The Story of the 7th Indian Division. Orig. dec. wraps., 48pp., photos. throughout, maps. Bombay: DPR, WD. nd (c.1945).  #59492
[HLMainPic] Illustrated record of the the division's exploits in Burma. VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
History of 7th Armoured Division June 1943-July 1945. 1st Ed., [v]+171pp., num. photos., 11 fldg. maps in end pocket. AP&SS, BAOR. 1946  #60180
[HLMainPic] Excellent contemp. account: Italy then North-West Europe campaign 1944-45. Well illustrated. Orig. grey cloth, titled in red, VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
The Story of the 23rd Hussars 1940-1946. Written & Compiled by Members of the Regiment. 1st Ed., 277pp., num. photos. & fldg. maps. VG in chipped/worn dw. No imprint, printed in Germany. April 1946  #59812
[HLMainPic] Formed 1940 & fought in Sherman & Churchill tanks from Normandy through the Low Countries & Ardennes to Germany. Roll of Hon., awards, wounded & PoWs. Orig. full green morocco, VG in chipped & worn dw. See illustration on our website.   £60

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