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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   350 Books
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Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. The Signal Service (France). 1st Ed., xvi+359pp., frontis., 20 drawings/diagrams (some fldg.). Chatham: RE Institution. 1921  #61365
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed survey & history of signals throughout the war on the Western Front. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. sunned & little chipped o/w VG with ownership inscrip. of "Joseph Doust. 'Worlston,' Overcliffe, Gravesend, January 1922" & loosely inserted orig. typescript foolscap leaf "Report on Working of Wireless Communication, 56th Division During the Advance Between November 3rd. and 11th. 1918" dated 19/11/1918 & signed by J. Doust, Lieut. R.E., O.C. Signals Wireless Section 56th Division. Also a later ownership inscription. See illustration on our website.   £165
Operations of the XIII Corps Between 3rd October & 11th November, 1918. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [ii]+59pp., large fldg. map (detailing the advance of the Corps). Hill & Ainsworth, Ltd., Printers, Stoke & Hanley. nd (c.1919).  #58159
Attractive, rare & detailed account of the Final Advance of Morland's XIII Corps (18th, 25th, 50th & 66th Divisions) inc. actions of Gouy, Le Catelet & Beaurevoir, the forcing of the Selle, passage of the Foret de Mormal & capture of Landrecies, &c. Appendices include Orders of Battle, Engineering & Artillery Notes, tables of captures & troops engaged, &c. Orig. dec. wraps., little spotted, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
"D" Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment. Records of the Company from August 4th, 1914, to October 31st, 1928. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps. with blue cloth backstrip, [ii]+62pp., dup. typescript, foolscap format. No imprint/date. Contemp.  #61179
[HLMainPic] Contains a very short historical summary up to 1914, then a roll of the Coy. as it went to war in 1914. Then skips to 1920 with accounts of annual training, various changes in regimental appointments &c., annual rolls of the company, discharges & joiners, winners of various musketry & other competitions, &c. VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
The Story of the Sixteenth Infantry in France. By the Regimental Chaplain. Orig. dec. wraps., [111]pp. No imprint/date.  #59057
[HLMainPic] American Expeditionary Force infantry bn. in France 1917-18: account of their operations plus rolls of officers, Casualties &c. Stated to be copyright 1919 by the unidentified author, & printed in Frankfurt, but the look & feel of this copy is not of that era, & probably dates from the 1970s. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
The Regimental Roll of Honour & War Record of the Artist's Rifles (1/28th, 2/28th & 3/28th Bns. The London Regt. TF), Commissions, Appointments & Rewards for Service in the Field obtained by Members of the Corps since 4th August 1914. 3rd (final) Ed., xliii+596pp., 32 plates. Howlett. 1922  #59051
[HLMainPic] Service details of some 10,000+ 1914-18 officers who passed through the ranks of the Artist's, & a short account of the 1/Artists in the line, July 1917-armistice. Orig. grey dec. cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
A Short Diary of the 11th Service Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. 1914-1919. Compiled by "Some of Them." 1st Ed., [vii]+105pp., col. frontis. (Bn. patch), 48 photos. Hull: Goddard, Walker & Brown Ltd. 1921  #61214
[HLMainPic] Appealing history of 2nd Hull Pals inc. training in UK, Egypt 1915-16 then Western Front from March 1916 inc. Somme, Arras, Vimy, Gavrelle, Lys &c. Rolls of awards, officers & senior NCOs. Many interesting privately taken snapshots inc. views inside dugouts &c. on Somme & elsewhere. Orig. red cloth, cloth dampstained & titling neatly re-inked, o/w VG & very rare. See illustration on our website.   £220
"The Robin Hoods" 1/7th, 2/7th & 3/7th Battns. Sherwood Foresters 1914-1918. Written by Officers of the Battalions. 1st Ed., 471pp., 63 photos. & sketches, 17 maps & diagrams (most fldg.). Nottingham: Bell. 1921  #61217
[HLMainPic] All three bns. served on the Western Front, including all main operations 1915-1918, also Easter Rising in Dublin 1916. Roll of Hon., awards. Appealing & detailed history. Orig. olive cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £95
Essex Group Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Companies, R.E., Monthly Orders, January 1926-December 1936. Eleven year run, around 1000pp. in all, several maps & diagrams, bound in 3 Vols. Printed by H.G. Allis, Printer, Brentwood. Contemp.  #61266
[HLMainPic] Exceptional survival, some 132 original Monthly Orders bound in 3 Vols., contemp. binders' cloth with ink titles to front & sp., unit stamps to eps. Contains much detail on regimental organisation, courses of instruction, appointments & promotions, training programmes, annual camp (with details of kit, dress &c.), sporting events, awards of Efficiency medals, some details of changes in AA equipment in use, &c. Demarcation of Duties of Permanent Staff Instructors, CQMS, CSM, Mechanist Machinery &c, are of notable interest.   £100
14th Heavy Battery R.G.A. War Diary, List of Honours & Awards to Officers, N.C.O.'s & Men Whilst Serving with the Battery, List of Officers who have Served with the Battery & Battery Roll of Honour. 1st Ed., 108pp., 7 photos., fldg. map (showing positions & dates where the Battery was in action, 1915-1918). Robert Scott. 1919  #58852
[HLMainPic] Contains Battery history, War Diary & various rolls as stated in the title. Roll os casualties includes the wounded, inc. place & nature of wounds; roll of awards includes citations inc. MMs; officers' service roll includes dates of service with unit & other details. Served at the Somme 1916, Arras 1917 &c. Orig. paper covd. boards with title & coloured cloth onlay to front (formation sign), nice copy & scarce, with comp. slip from the OC & Officers loosely inserted. See illustration on our website.   £120
A Record of the 3rd East Anglian Field Ambulance (Four Lines) Namely: 1/3rd East Anglian Field Ambulance; Special Reserve (Category B); 2/3rd East Anglian Field Ambulance; 3/3rd East Anglian Field Ambulance, during the Great War 1914-1919. With A Chapter by A.W. Bartlett, B.Sc., On The Notes of a Naturalist With The Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1915-1918. 1st Ed., 125pp., 2 portraits, 2 maps. No imprint/date (privately printed by Wyman & Sons, c.1930).  #59426
[HLMainPic] Gallipoli (from Aug.-Dec. 1915) then Egypt/Palestine with 54th Div. Rolls of all ranks, noting those killed/died. Orig. blue cloth, cloth spotted o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £90

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