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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  #58888
[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, an exceptional set, all vols. near fine & scarce thus. See illustration on our website.   £325
HAY (Ian) The Ship of Remembrance: Gallipoli-Salonika. 1st Ed., 43pp., 8 plates, ep maps. VG in sl. rubbed dw. H&S. nd  #58886
[HLMainPic] Account of the St. Barnabas pilgrimage to the war cemeteries & battlefields of the Eastern Mediterannean. Orig. cloth, VG, in sl. rubbed dw (scarce thus). See illustration on our website.   £45
STIRLING (Major J.D.P.) The First & The Last: The Story of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards 1939-1945. 1st Ed., xv+192pp., num. photos. & maps. Art & Educational Publishers, For Private circulation. 1946  #58885
[HLMainPic] BEF 1940 inc. evacuation from Dunkirk, NW Europe 1944-45, landing on D Day with 50th Div., excellent & well illustrated account of the operations. Nominal rolls, casualties &c. Orig. black cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
WHITE (Lt.-Col. O.G.W., DSO) Straight on for Tokyo: The War History of the 2nd Bn. The Dorsetshire Regiment 1939-1948. 1st Ed., xix+425pp., col. frontis., 73 photos., 14 maps. VG in worn dw Aldershot: G&P. 1948  #58884
[HLMainPic] BEF in France 1939-40 then Burma with 2nd British Division: Kohima, advance south & across the Irrawaddy to Mandalay. Roll of Hon., awards. Detailed history with many good photos. & maps. Orig. green cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
HAWKS (Ellison, 2nd Lt., RFA) A Subaltern's Letters from the Somme. 1st Ed., viii+167pp., portrait frontis., 6 plates. Printed for the Author by Clowes & Sons. 1917  #58883
Letters from the Somme front Feb.-July 1916 inc. atmospheric account of artillery activities in spring of 1916, work at the OP &c., the bombardment prior to assault at Thiepval on 1/7/16 &c. Ellison Hawks was born in 1889 & despite leaving grammar school at 15 to work as a clerk with the Commercial Union in Leeds forged a parallel career as a writer of popular science books (such as 'The Boys' Book of Astonomy'). In 1914 he enlisted as a despatch rider in the RNAS, received a commission in the RFA of the 49th (West Riding) Division, was gassed on the Somme in July 1916 (putting an end to his active service in the Great War). His remarkable career as author, publicist, photographer, editor continued almost up to his death in 1971. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG, interesting & rare privately printed work. See illustration on our website.   £145
DICKSON (W.K.-L.) The Biograph in Battle: Its Story in the South African War, Related with Personal Experiences. 1st Ed., viii+xix+296pp., portrait, 91 photos. & sketches (inc. a fldg. panorama of the Tugela valley). T. Fisher Unwin. 1901  #58873
[HLMainPic] The author, travelling with an early form of cine camera (& permits to record the events he witnessed), was an eyewitness at Colenso, Spion Kop, Relief of Ladysmith &c. His detailed campaign diary & num. unusual photos. Orig. olive cloth, gilt & silver gilt to dec. front board, exceptionally nice copy, fine throughout. See illustration on our website.   £145
LYALL GRANT (Maj.-Gen. Ian, MC) & TAMAYAMA (Kazuo) Burma 1942: The Japanese Invasion. Both Sides tell the Story of a Savage Jungle War. 1st Ed., 416pp., 67 photos., 32 maps (most in colour). VG in dw. Chichester: Zampi Press (the author). 1999  #58866
[HLMainPic] Excellent account of the invasion battles inc. Bilin River, Sittang Bridge, Taukkyan, Shwegyin &c. in many of which which the author participated commanding 70th Fd. Coy., KGO Bengal Sappers & Miners in 17th Indian (Light) Div. Outstanding coloured maps & a number of unusual photos. Now very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45
PARSONS (Major A.D.) et al. The Maroon Square: A History of the 4th Bn. The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's) in North-West Europe 1939-1946. 1st Ed., 231pp., 8 photos., 5 fldg. maps. VG in dw. Franey & Co. 1955  #58865
[HLMainPic] 43rd Wessex Div. from Normandy through the Low Countries to Arnhem, Reichswald, Rhine & Bremen. Roll of Hon., awards. VG in dw & rare. See illustration on our website.   £75
MEPHAM (C.R.) From Belgium to Dunkirk. 1st Ed., 48pp. Ilfracombe: Arthur H. Stockwell. VG in plain dw. nd [c.1940].  #58864
[HLMainPic] Interesting personal account of the campaign in France & Belgium during the fortnight leading up to, & the evacuation from, the Dunkirk beaches by a member of the Signal Platoon of an unidentified infantry battalion. Orig. red paper covd. boards, VG in plain white paper dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
ASTON (W.H., MM) Nor Iron Bars A Cage: The Adventures of three British Prisoners of War 1940-1942. With Intro. by Capt. G.F. Collie, MBE, 51st Highland Division. 1st Ed., vii+218pp., ep maps. VG in dw. Macmillan. 1946  #58863
[HLMainPic] Author was serving with Engineer Stores Base Depot at Rennes; severely wounded by a German bomb in June 1940, he lost a leg but met up with several other PoW, escaped from hospital & remarkably crossed France via a circuitous route, evading capture & tramping some 700 miles, until they reached the safety of Spain, via Andorra. Nice copy & scarce, especially in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35

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