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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   386 Books
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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
Historical Records of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Vols. III & IV [1914-1918]. 1st Eds., xxiii+468pp & viii+609pp., 4to, 69 plates, 22 fldg. maps. Blackwood. 1931  #60760
[HLMainPic] Fine record of all Cameron battalions 1914-1918, including the Cameron Highlanders of Canada. Almost entirely Western Front + 2nd Bn. in Salonika. Roll of Hon., awards, &c. Orig. dark green cloth, gilt, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £325
History of the Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles. 1st Ed., xvi+489pp., col. frontis., 26 photos., 14 maps. Printed for the Regt. 1921  #53057
Detailed history: 1st Bn. Western Front 1915-18; 2nd Bn. F&F briefly then Palestine & back to France in 1918. Nominal roll, awards &c. VG ex-IWM lib.   £25
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. Water Supply - France. 1st Ed., 92pp., 37 photos., 41 plates (many fldg.). & 10 fldg. maps. Chatham: RE Institution. 1921  #58515
[HLMainPic] Typically detailed & well-illustrated survey of a crucial aspect of the campaign, in three parts: Organization, Plant & Works, Operations, with excellent photos. & diagrams of equipment &c. including Water Points in Flanders, Water Cart Filling Points, Plan of Trench Water Point &c., with equally impressive maps/diagrams. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. sunned, VG with small IWM withdrawn stamp to rear ep. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
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 Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., [x]+250pp., 24 plates, 3 fldg. maps in end-pocket + 6 in text. Glasgow: Printed for Private Circulation. 1921  #60526
[HLMainPic] Gallipoli & Palestine campaigns, inc. battle of Gaza &c. then France in 1918, 52nd (Lowland) Div. Roll of Hon., awards, officers & NCOs. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
History of the 1/6th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 1st Ed., [ii]+91pp. Birmingham: Cornish. 1922  #60544
[HLMainPic] Western Front from March 1915, 48th (South Midland) Div., devastated on 1/7/16 (attached to 4th Div. for the assault on the Quadrilalteral & had one officer left by 11 a.m.). 3rd Ypres, Vimy &c., Italian Front in 1918. Roll of Hon., awards, officers (with dates of joining, leaving &c.), & of men who served continuously from embarkation to armistice. Small book but informative & very scarce. Orig. red cloth, VG with later unprepossessing bookplate. See illustration on our website.   £75
Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth Battalions the Manchester Regiment (First City Brigade): A Record 1914-1918. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps. (cheaper edition), xvi+357pp., 2 portraits, 5 maps (inc. 3 fldg.). VG in worn dw. Manchester: Sherratt & Hughes. 1923  #60567
[HLMainPic] Inc. 1/7/16 at Montauban, Trones Wood & Guillemont, Arras & 3rd Ypres 1917, March Retreat inc. epic of Manchester Hill, &c. Roll of Hon. & awards for each bn. Orig. green cloth, gilt, stained but scarce in worn dw & generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £95
The History of the Eighth Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xiii+286pp., 38 photos., 4 fldg. maps. Printed Privately for the Bn. by Hazell, Watson & Viney Ltd. 1921  #60575
[HLMainPic] 24th Div. in F&F 1915-18: Battles of Loos, Somme, Vimy, 3rd Ypres, German Spring Offensive, Final Advance from Cambrai to Mauberge 1918. Awards roll. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & a rather interesting copy signed by about a dozen Old Comrades on ffep, also by the 1917-18 CO on his portrait within the book, and also on his portrait within the book, their VC: Lt. D.J. Dean. See illustrations on our website.   £145
A Short History of the 55th Infantry Brigade in the War of 1914-18. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 51pp. Burt & Sons, Printers. nd (c.1919).  #58246
[HLMainPic] CONFIDENTIAL: For Private Circulation Only, but printed so that "every officer & man might be in possession of a short history of his Brigade before he was demobilised." Brigade of the 18th Division, consisting of 7th Queens, 7th Buffs, 8th East Surrey & 7th Royal West Kents. Contains history of its formation in 1914 & services in France 1915-18 inc. Somme 1916, Ypres 1917, German Offensive 1918, Final Advance &c., with several rolls of officers & staff, award winners (inc. citations for some representative awards, inc. MM &c.). Orig. brown printed wraps., sl. creased o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £95

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