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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   311 Books
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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
History of the East Lancashire Regiment in the Great War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xvi+568pp., 16 photos., 83 maps (some fldg.). VG in sl. chipped dw. Liverpool: Littlebury Bros. 1936  #56873
[HLMainPic] Substantial & very rare history inc. Western Front, Gallipoli, Mespot. & Macedonia. Orig. green cloth, gilt, ex-AMOT, VG thus in dw with laid-in note from joint-author [Major] H.T. MacMullen to Cecily Nicholson "in fond memory of her gallant & distinguished Father" i.e., Maj.-Gen. Sir Lothian Nicholson, KCB, CMG, a former Colonel of the Regt., & joint author. See illustration on our website.   £225
4th Battalion Royal Tank Corps Standing Orders 1930. 128pp. (inc. blank interleaves). No publication details but "This edition... issued by Lt.-Col. M.C. Festing... Catterick Camp, Yorks. February, 1930."  #55587
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental regulations &c., but quite a scarce inter-war amoured regiment version, including regs. re tanks & other vehicles. Orig. blue morocco, gilt ttle to front, marbled endpapers & gilt edges. Nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £45
The Irish Canadian Rangers. 1st Ed., 57pp., 27 plates (inc. several fldg. group photos.). Montreal: Gazette Printing Co. Ltd. 1916  #56895
[HLMainPic] Raising, recruiting & training of the 55th (later renumbered for foreign service 199th) Duchess of Connaught's Irish Canadian Rangers, various portraits, rolls of officers &c. Does not include active service experiences & Perkins states: "The main value of this item is its description of the manner in which the 199th was formed & the names of officers & men who were associated with it." Orig. green cloth, gilt, small chipo to sp. with loss of a little cloth o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
The 11th Battalion Gordon Highlanders 1914-1916. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 115pp., 31 photos. Published for the Battalion by Maclure, Macdonald & Co., Glasgow. 1916  #56908
[HLMainPic] Story of this training bn. in the UK with valuable rolls of the services of around 240 Gordons officers & many more NCOs who passed through it; also various named group photos. of officers, NCOs &c., also a nominal roll with group photo. of every draft provided for the front, recording many hundreds of names & faces. VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
Second Korean Supplement to the Journal of the VIII King's Royal Irish Hussars, 1951-52. 1st Ed., orig. green dec. card wraps., 39pp. large format (28x22cm approx.), 20 photos., several maps & sketches. Printed at Luneberg, Germany, by Druck-und Verlagshaus Hoppe & Co. [For the Regt.]. Contemp.  #52908
[HLMainPic] Containing a chronicle of the VIII R.I. Hussars in Korea; Awards; account of the Battle of Koyang; Obituaries & other pertinent matter. VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £85
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 Standing Orders of the 1st V.B. The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 1904. [ii]+55+vipp. Wakefield: W.H. Milnes, Printer & Publisher. 1904  #50737
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental regulations &c. Quite unusual Volunteer Bn. S/Os. See illustration on our website.   £12
244 Signal Squadron (Air Support). A Programmed Guide. Part I: History, Organisation & Roles. 39pp. dup. typsecript, several diagrams, card covers with plastic spiral binding. The Regt. 1973  #52140
[HLMainPic] A 'welcome' booklet issued to new members of this Royal Signals unit, containing brief unit history & much detail on its organisation & role working with the RAF in Offensive & Transport Air Support, &c. Introduction signed by the CO & signed by the compiler, WO II (Yeoman of Signals) A.C.T. Tasker inside front over. All pages stamped Restricted. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £25
KRRC Chronicle 1917. 1st Ed., xii+327pp., 7 illus., 7 fldg. maps. Murray, For the Regt. 1920  #53935
[HLMainPic] Detailed war records of all bns. on service, excellent maps inc. Arras, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai &c. Rolls of officers killed & wounded, obituaries, roll of awards. Publication of this edition was delayed until after the armistice to avoid constraints of censorship & presents as comprehensive, accurate record as possible. Orig. green cloth, blocked red & silver, sl. marking to cloth o/w VG with ink ownership inscrip. "Walter C. Barrow. Lieut. (60th) King's Royal Rifles." See illustration on our website.   £45

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