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MACMUNN (Gen. Sir A.G.) & FALLS (Capt. Cyril) Military Operations Egypt & Palestine. Complete: 3 text vols. + 2 mapcases: xviii+445 & xxiii+748pp. (in two parts), 38 fldg. maps in mapcases (one in end-pocket), panoramic photos. & plans in text. VG in dws. HMSO. 1928-1930.  #60377
[HLMainPic] Essential acount Including the Arab Revolt, expedition to Darfur &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, very good complete set, VG throughout & most unusually all five volumes, including the map cases, retain original dws: these generally VG, those for the maps somewhat torn but sound. See illustration on our website.   £360
JACKSON (Gen. Sir W.) & GLEAVE (Gp. Capt. T.P.) The Mediterranean & Middle East Vol. VI: Victory in the Mediterranean, Part III: November 1944 to May 1945. 1st Ed., xii+492pp., 20 maps & diagrams (many fldg.), + ep maps. VG in dw. HMSO. 1988  #60376
[HLMainPic] Events in Yugoslavia & Greece, final advance in Italy, crossing the Po &c. (with an overview of the whole Italian campaign). Fine in dw & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
MOLONY (Brig. C.J.C.) The Mediterranean & Middle East Vol. VI: Victory in the Mediterranean, Part I: 1st April to 4th June 1944. 1st Ed., xi+520pp., 20 maps & diagrams (many fldg.), + ep maps. VG in dw. HMSO. 1984  #60374
[HLMainPic] Mainly the advance through Italy, including the Gustav, Hitler & Gothic Lines. Fine in dw & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
MURPHY (W.E.) The Relief of Tobruk. 1st Ed., xii+566pp., 66 photos., 41 maps (some col. & fldg.). Wellington: War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. 1961  #60373
[HLMainPic] A volume of the New Zealand Official History. Superior contemp. presentation binding: half morocco, red cloth covd. boards, raised bands to sp., gilt, with green leather lettering labels. Very attractive copy. See illustration on our website.   £85
ASPINALL-OGLANDER (Brig. C.F., CB, CMG, DSO) Military Operations: Gallipoli. 1st Eds., complete in 2 text Vols. + 2 Vols. of maps/appendices: xvii+380pp., 20 photos., 19 sketch maps; xiv+517pp., 19 photos., 4 sketch maps; viii+77pp., 5 fldg. maps & vii+85pp., 6 fldg. maps. Heinemann. 1929/1932.  #60372
[HLMainPic] Excellent & widely acclaimed history of which Falls states "No serious student of the War can avoid reading this book... he will find this no imposition, for the book is easily & attractively written." Orig. cloth, gilt, some spotting & rubbing to edges, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £265
EDMONDS (Brig. Sir James E.) A Short History of World War 1. 1st Ed., xxxiv+454pp., 34 maps (most fldg.). OUP. 1951  #60371
[HLMainPic] Highly informative & accessible account of operations on all fronts. Less well-known than it deserves, perhaps because of its scarcity. The author was Director of the Historical Section (Military Branch) of the Committee of Imperial Defence & the OH was compiled under his guidance. He perceived this to be the final volume of the Official History, rounding up the contents of the pervious series', but post-WW2 HMSO was uninclined to sanction this so the work was published commercially. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website   £65
MUNDELL (Frank) Stories of the Victoria Cross. 20th Thousand, 176pp., 14 illus. Sunday School Union. London. nd (c1900).  #60370
[HLMainPic] Yet another VC record, containing deeds between 1854 & 1900. Orig. orange dec. cloth, a very nice copy indeed with enamelled Indian Mutiny illustration to front board. See illustration on our website.   £35
MUDDOCK (J.E.) For Valour: The V.C., A record of the Brave & Noble Deeds for which Her Majesty has bestowed the Victoria Cross, from its Institution to the present date. Compiled & Edited from the State Papers. 1st Ed., xxxii+292pp., frontis. & other illus. by G.H. Edwards. Hutchinson. 1895  #60369
[HLMainPic] A good record of the inception of the award & details of all recipients 1854-1895, plus index. One of a number of works on the VC, but interesting & quite scarce. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, with illustrations of the award to front & spine. See illustration on our website.   £30
Letters from Mesopotamia in 1915 & January 1916 from Robert Palmer, who was Killed in the Battle of Um El Hannah, June 21, 1916, Aged 27 Years. 134pp., several sketches. Printed for Private Circulation. nd 1916  #60367
[HLMainPic] Robert Stafford Palmer was the son of the 2nd Earl of Selborne, K.G., G.C.M.G., P.C., and the Countess of Selborne, of Blackmoor, Liss, Hants. He was Ed. at Winchester and University College, Oxford (President of the Union), travelled in India and worked in the East End boys clubs. Commissioned in the 6th (Territorial) Battalion Hampshire Regiment, he accompanied the battalion to India in 1914 and was attached to the 1st/4th Battalion in Mespotamia in August 1915. He was severely wounded in a charge at the Battle of Umm-Al-Hannah on 21st January 1917, picked up by the Turks & tended in their hospital but died the same day. He was twenty-seven and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial. This memorial contains detailed letters throughout the time he was at the front, several with sketches of trenches at Amarah. Letters of condolence & notes concerning the battle in which he died also included. Orig. blue cloth with paper sp. label, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £225
A Wreath of Memories. 1st Ed., v+107pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates. Humphreys. 1917  #60366
[HLMainPic] Hon. George Joachim Goschen was born in 1893, son of George Joachim, 2nd Viscount Goschen, & Evelyn, his wife, of Seacox Heath, Hawkhurst, Kent. Ed. at Eton and Christ Church College, Oxford. In September 1914 he was commissioned in the 1/5th Bn. East Kent Regiment (Territorial Force) & sailed with the regiment for India soon after. At the end of 1915 it was transferred to the Mesopotamia, proceeding up the Tigris, and on 7th Jan. 1916 Lieutenant Goschen was wounded during the Battle of Sheikh Saad, Died of Wounds on the 19th inst. & buried in Amara War Cemetery. He was twenty-two and was posthumously Mentioned in Despatches. Includes biographical notes, wartime letters from India and the journey from Bombay to Mesopotamia, a few from the Tigris front followed by letters of condolence from officers and men of his regiment &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with family inscription. See illustration on our website.   £225

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