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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   277 Books
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The 'Second-Seconds' in France: The Story of the 2/2nd City of London Field Ambulance. 1st Ed., 109pp., illus., map. Spottiswoode. 1920  #58146
[HLMainPic] France & Flanders from Feb. 1916, 56th Div., Somme, Arras, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai. Roll of officers, awards, names & addresses of old comrades. Orig. wheat cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
The 23rd London Regiment 1798-1919. Compiled from Contributions by Former Officers of the Regiment. 1st Ed., xvi+188pp., col. frontis., 7 maps. Times Pubg. Co. Ltd. 1936  #52421
[HLMainPic] Almost entirely (apart from the first short chapter) WW1: 1st Bn. in France inc. Givenchy, Loos, Somme, Ypres, Messines, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles; 2nd Bn. in Salonika & Palestine then briefly in Flanders in 1918. Roll of Hon. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
The Tenth Battalion the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) A Record & A Memorial 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xix+168pp., 23 portraits of officers, from drawings by Lt. H.J. Gunn, 3 photos. Edinburgh: Printed for Private Circulation. 1923  #58061
[HLMainPic] Fine history (written by four former officers of the battalion) with 15th (Scottish) Div., Western Front 1915-18 inc. Loos, Somme, Arras, Ypres &c. Officers' roll noting dates served in the bn. &c., roll of awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in black, tather rubbed & worn but sound & rare. See illustration on our website.   £120
A War Record of the 21st London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 277pp., frontis. Privately published. 1927  #58063
[HLMainPic] France & Flanders from March 1915 with 47th (London) Div. inc. Loos, Vimy Ridge, Somme, Ypres, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in silver gilt with regimental crest & red bands to front, little rubbed, VG. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
History of the East Lancashire Royal Engineers. 1st Ed., xxvi+268pp., 9 illus. For Private Circulation. 1921  #57629
[HLMainPic] 427th, 428th & 429th Field Coys. & 42nd Div. Signal Coy., Gallipoli, Egypt & Western Front from 1917. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
Regimental Standing Orders & Customs of the East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) 1956. [v]+70pp. + musical scores (regimental march &c.). Beverley: Wright & Hoggard, Minster Press. 1956  #58120
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental orders & instructions; also regimental customs & traditions. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt to front, paper label to sp. VG with ink ownership. inscrip of Lt.-Col. 4 EYR. See illustration on our website.   £20
A Short History of the South Wales Borderers 24th Foot & The Monmouthshire Regiment. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 112pp. Cardiff: Western Mail. nd (c.1954).  #58124
[HLMainPic] Useful concise history of these regiments with much on all battalions in WW1 & WW2. Orig. green printed wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
History of the Dorsetshire Regiment, 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 3 Vols. bound in one, x+306+152+205+64pp, numerous sketches & maps (inc. 3 fldg.). Dorchester: Ling. 1932  #58285
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed history in three parts: Regular, TF & Service bns.encompassing Western Front, Gallipoli, Mespot., Palestine & Russia, fully indexed. Roll of Hon., awards. Three original parts bound together in contemp. green publisher's cloth, gilt, VG with inscrip. "To Major V. Sclater with best wishes from Dominic Hegarty with happy memories of the 1st Bn. Dorsetshire Regt. Londonderry, 1919." See illustration on our website.   £125
264 (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (T.A.) A Short History. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [32]pp, 4 plates. Royal Artillery Institution. 1948  #56422
[HLMainPic] Inc. WW1 Western Front & Egypt/Palestine; WW2 North Africa & Italy. Roll of Hon. & awards for both wars. VG ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £45

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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  #57973
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed survey & history of signals throughout the war on the Western Front. This volume by R.E. Priestley, MC, BA, late Major, RE, who accompanied Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic in 1907-09 & 1909, & Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910-13 as geologist He was one of Campbell's party who speny seven months marooned in an ice-cave during the austral winter, eating penguin & seal. He was a founder of the Scott Polar Research Insitute & Vice-Chanceller of Birmingham University. Commissioned in the RE in 1914 he commanded the 46th (North Midland) Divisional Signal Company 1917-19 & was awarded the Military Cross for the Hindenburg Line in October 1918. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with interesting author inscrip. "W.G. Streets in memory of comradeship in war at the Wireless Training Centre. Raymond Priestley. Birmingham August 1942." See illustrations on our website.   £225

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