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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   297 Books
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Middlesex Yeomanry Magazine. Souvenir Number 1914-1919. Orig. green printed wraps., 72pp., illus. The Regt, nd  #57678
[HLMainPic] War records (Gallipoli & Palestine) & various personal narratives, anecdotes, obits. & citations. Roll of Hon., awards. Sl. chipped o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £85
A Short History of the Units administered by the Kent Territorial & Auxiliary Forces Association. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 88pp. (inc. adverts), several photos. Published & Produced by Reid-Hamilton Publishers. nd (c.1950).  #56424
[HLMainPic] The "Official Handbook" to the Territorial & Auxiliary Forces of the County of kent, c.1950, inc. details of various local Artillery, Engineer, RAMC, REME &c. units. VG ex-IWM. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
The Red Lanyard: Journal of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment. Vol. 2 No. 7, August 1946. Orig. dec. wraps., 24pp., photos. & cartoons. Detmold: Herman Bosmann. 1946  #56527
[HLMainPic] Attractive & scarce journal containing regimental news, sports, &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
The Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry 1848-1948. 1st Ed., 126pp., 4to, 18 plates, tailpieces to each chapter. Glasow: Printed for the Regiment by MacLehose & Co. 1948  #56743
[HLMainPic] Includes active service in Boer War, squadrons served in Gallipoli, Egypt & Western Front in WW1 & as anti-tank units in WW2. Very nicely illustrated & produced history, orig. qtr. morocco, VG throughout & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
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
History of the 50th Infantry Brigade 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 175pp., 10 fldg. maps. Printed for Private Circulation. 1919  #57006
[HLMainPic] 17th (Northern) Div., 10th WYR; 7th EYR; 7th Yorkshires & 7th Y&L. Orders of Battle, officers roll with details of service for all four bns., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with ownership inscrip. of "J.G. Laithwaite, 10th Lancs. Fusiliers, 52nd Brigade, May 1017-July 1918" (Sir Gilbert Laithwaite became a senior colonial adminstrator & published his recollections of March 1918 in 1971). See illustration on our website.   £65
2/4 Battalion Hampshire Regiment 1914-1919. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps. with cord tie, 68pp., 4to, 2 maps. Privately printed. nd 1920  #57016
[HLMainPic] 2/4th Hants. in Palestine May 1917-May 1918 then in France with the 62nd (West Riding) Div. for the Final Advance June-Nov. 1918 inc. Havrincourt, Marcoing & Le Quesnoy. Several rolls of officers, awards. Casualties noted in text. Somewhat chipped but VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
A History of the 10th (Service) Bn. The East Yorkshire Regiment (Hull Commercials) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xix+204pp., 40 photos., fldg. map in end-pocket + 4 in text. Hull: Brown. 1937  #57130
[HLMainPic] France March 1916 after brief service in Egypt, involved in preparation for the attack at Serre 1/7/16 but were not called upon as the preceding waves failed so completely. Arras & Vimy Ridge 1917, German Spring Offensive, Final Advance &c. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
2nd Batalion The Leicestershire Regiment, Jhansi 1923. 1st Ed., oblong 4to (37x31cm), containing 22 fvery fine whole page plates each c.29x21cm. No imprint, but self-evidently at Jhansi. 1923  #59551
[HLMainPic] Fine portrait of the CO followed by quarter guard, officers' group, regimental staff, NCOs, company groups, band, drums, signallers, machine gunners, battalion on parade, sports teams, trophies, the Indian Platoon & a camp scene. Sadly none identified by name & rather distressed overall, the plates sound & attractive, with loosely inserted fine photo. of HMT Neuralia (completed 1912; mined & sunk 1945), Athletics Team 1926 (named) & what appears to be an outdoor religious service or memorial event, India, c.1920s. Orig. qtr. calf. with blue cloth covd. boards titled in gilt to front, covers distressed, internally VG. See illustrations on our website.   £125
The London Cyclist Battalion: A Chronicle of Events Connected with the 26th (Middx.) V.R.C., & the 25th (C. of L.) Cyclist Bn., The London Regiment, & Military Cycling in General. 1st Ed., xi+292pp., 24 plates, 3 maps. Forster Groom, for the Regt. 1932  #57408
[HLMainPic] Valuable coverage of the early days of these "cads on castors" followed by active service in Waziristan 1917, Amritsar Rising & 3rd Afghan War (drafts also served in Mespot. in WW1). Officers rolls. Orig. pale blue cloth, sp. rubbed/worn o/w VG & very scarce.   £95

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