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Small Arms Firing Manual 1913. Corrected to April 15, 1917 (Changes Nos. 1 to 18). 268pp., 12mo, sketches 7 diagrams. Washington: Govt. Printing Office. 1917  #57348
[HLMainPic] US War Department official training manual. See illustration on our website.   £20
LIDDLE (P.) Gallipoli 1915: Pens, Pencils & Cameras at War. 1st Ed., xix+163pp., 4to, illus. throughout, ep maps. VG in dw. Brasseys. 1985  #57345
[HLMainPic] Valuable & profusely illustrated record of the campaign based on numerous archives housed in the Liddle Collection. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
[WELD-FORRESTER (Hon. Mrs C.)] From Dartmouth to the Dardanelles: A Midshipman's Log Edited by His Mother. 2nd Imp., xi+174pp. Heinemann. 1916  #57344
[HLMainPic] Log of W.B. Weld-Forrester, one of the mobilised Dartmouth Cadets of 1914, served in Dar-es-Salaam & Dardanelles until his ship was sunk. Orig. dec. paper covd. boards, little splitting, sl. wear o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
NEVINSON (H.W.) The Dardanelles Campaign. 1st Ed., xx+429pp., 17 plates, 4 fldg. & 5 sketch maps. Nisbet. 1918  #57341
[HLMainPic] Readable & detailed narrative of operations + orders of battle, trench map of the peninsula &c. "His narrative was to be a plain, straightforward account of the operations... but Mr Nevinson is incapable of writing unattractive prose... As an eye-witness his testimony is also valuable." - Falls. Orig. red cloth, somewhat worn, near VG, signature of "Lieut. S. Geary R.N.V.R. Dec. 1918." See illustration on our website.   £35
WESTER-WEMYSS (Adml. Lord) The Navy in the Dardanelles Campaign. 1st Ed., 288pp., fldg. map. H&S. nd 1924  #57340
[HLMainPic] Good account & uncommon. Includes policy, strategy & administration & 'Rosy' Wemyss' letters from the campaign where he was SNO & Governor of Mudros, & as i/c 1st Sqdrn. was responsible for the Helles landing. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, somewhat worn but near VG ex-New Zealand General Assembly library. See illustration on our website.   £35
HAMILTON (Gen. Sir Ian) Ian Hamilton's Despatches from the Dardanelles, Etc. 1st Ed., 254pp., portrait, 5 maps (one fldg.). Newnes. 1917  #57339
[HLMainPic] Despatches of Hamilton & de Robeck (the latter including numerous recommendations for awards) extracted from the "London Gazette." Hardback edition: orig. blue cloth, unevenly faded o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
FALLON (Capt. D., MC) The Big Fight (Gallipoli to the Somme). 1st Ed., v+272pp. Cassell. 1918  #57338
[HLMainPic] Author was staff sgt. at the RMA at Dunstroon in New South Wales in 1914; accompanied the AIF to Gallipoli until the evacuation then commissioned Bucks. Bn. OBLI 11/6/16, joined 1st Bucks Bn. 31/7/16 (ptn. cdr. in "C" Coy.), wounded 15/8/16, rejoined 4/9/16, wounded 16/11/16 & awarded MC. Interesting experiences on the Somme &c. are interspersed with some blatant propaganda passages. Orig. red cloth, titled in black, somewhat marked, overall VG,. See illustration on our website.   £30
LINDERMAN (A.R.B.) Rediscovering Irregular Warfare: Colin Gubbins & the Origins of Briatian's Special Operations Executive. 1st Ed., xii+272pp. VG in dw. Univ. of Oklahoma Press. 2016  #57335
[HLMainPic] The Story of SOE, utilising the papers of its founder. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
FOSTER (G.W.) Ed. The History of the First London (City of London) Sanitary Company R.A.M.C. (T.)., With a Record of its Activities in the Great War 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 114pp., 9 plates. No imprint, Grimsby: Burnetts Ltd., Printers. nd (c.1924).  #57334
[HLMainPic] Rare record of each Sanitary Section, contributed by various officers, serving in several Divisions & Fronts. Much detail on the duties of these units & their personnel, an important role "faithfully performed beyond the zone of the lime-light & the fringe of the honours list" - from the Foreword by Col. Lelean, Professor of Hygiene, Royal Army Medical College, & author of 'Sanitation in War.' Orig. dec. paper covd. boards with green cloth backstrip, with attractively designed front board. See illustration on our website.   £145
STOCKINGS (Craig) Britannia's Shield: Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton & Late-Victorian Imperial Defence. 1st Ed., xii+348pp., 24 photos. VG in dw. Melbourne: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2015  #57333
[HLMainPic] General Hutton's career (campaigns largely in Africa: from Egypt 1882 to the Boer War, commanding 1st Mounted Infantry Bde.), as a backdrop a detailed study of imperial defence; also much on raising & organisation of Canadian & Australian Armies during that era. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20

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