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HARINGTON (Gen. Sir Charles) Plumer of Messines. 3rd Imp., xviii+351pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates, 3 maps. Murray. 1938  #58563
Elusive biog. by Plumer's BGGS in Second Army in France. Includes Matabele & Boer Wars, but mostly WW1 Western Front (notably the Ypres Salient), also Italy & post-war occupation of Germany. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
The Surreys in Italy 1943-1945. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., 72pp., photos. & maps. Guildford: Regimental Museum. 1992  #58559
[HLMainPic] 1st & 1/6th East Surreys served in Italy. Interesting account based on regimental records with the addition of personal accounts which record "the atmosphere of the campaign & what it was like as a fighting soldier in Italy... includes accounts of some incidents not described in the official history, which have been gleaned from recollections of some of those who took part in the operations of the two battalions." VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
SMITH (Charles) Comp. War History of the 6th Battalion The Cheshire Regiment (T.F.). 1st Ed., xi+68pp., 4to, 8 plates. 6th Cheshire OCA. 1932  #58555
[HLMainPic] Excellent history drawing on various survivors' memories & recollections, inc. the Somme & Ancre 1916, Ypres (Passchendaele) 1917, 1918 campaign &c. Roll of Hon. Orig. red cloth, gilt, with regimental badge to front board, sl. marked o/w VG throughout. See illustration on our website.   £75
The Letters of Major Henry Bentinck, Coldstream Guards. 1st Ed., vi+138pp., portrait frontis., 3 plates. Robert Scott. 1919  #58554
[HLMainPic] Henry Duncan Bentinck was ed. at Harrow & Trinity College, Cambridge. Commissioned Coldstream Guards in 1903, served in Egypt/Sudan 1903-1911 & 1913-1915 (with XII Sudanese). He joined the 2nd Coldstream in France in April 1915 & Died of Wounds on 2/10/1916, of wounds received on the Somme. Contains a memoir & his letters including those from France April 1915-Sept. 1916. Of interest for life in trenches, Guards characters, &c. Orig. red cloth, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
COLE (Lt. Col. Howard N., OBE, TD) Heraldry in War: Formation Badges 1939-1945. 1st Ed., xxiv+143pp., several col. plates & num. b/w photos., sketches &c. Aldershot: G&P. 1946  #58553
[HLMainPic] Excellent reference, fully illustrated. VG ex-lib. in orig. cloth. See illustration on our website.   £10
STACKE (Capt. H. FitzM.) The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War. 1st Ed., xxx+667pp., 4to, 38 photo. plates, 22 drawings, 127 maps & plans. Kidderminster: Cheshire & Sons. 1928  #58552
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of twelve bns. on active service inc. all main battles on Western Front, Gallipoli, Mesopotamia & Italy. Roll of Hon., awards &c. The most ambitious 1914-18 history in terms of scale, bulk & maps; an immense volume printed on art paper, far too heavy for the cloth used in the original binding: this copy ex-lib. & rebound in durable green cloth with gilt title to spine, internally VG throughout & complete with all maps &c. See illustration on our website.   £125
STONYHURST COLLEGE: IRWIN (F.) Stonyhurst War Record: A Memorial of the Part Taken by Stonyhurst Men in the Great War. 1st Ed., xxxvi+442pp., 4to, portraits, maps &c. Near fine in dw. The College. 1927  #58551
[HLMainPic] Substantial & very scarce roll with very detailed obits. + portraits of 167 who fell & war services of all others. Orig. dec. apple green cloth, gilt, with heraldic onlay to front, exceptionally fine copy. See illustrations on our website.   £165
BRICE (Christopher) Brave as a Lion: The Life & Times of Field Marshal Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough. 1st Ed., 577pp., num. illus. (many coloured), 15 maps. Solihull: Helion. 2017  #58549
[HLMainPic] Impressive biography, from Peninsular to China, India &c., of one of the greatest & most experienced fighting soldiers of his era. Orig. pictorial paper covd. boards, VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
EDMONDS (Sir James) Military Operations France & Belgium 1918 Part IV: 8th August-26th September, The Franco-British Offensive. Text (this volume not issued with mapcase), xxv+623pp., 4 fldg. maps in end-pocket, 31 sketch maps. HMSO. 1947  #58547
[HLMainPic] Battles of Amiens & Albert, advance to the Hindenburg Line &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, ex-lib., sp. & front spotted & stained but sound & among the rarest of the France & Belgium series. See illustration on our website.   £160
EDMONDS (Brig. Sir J.E., CB, CMG) Military Operations France & Belgium 1918 Part III: May-July: The German Diversion Offensives & the First Allied Counter-Offensive. 1st Ed., xxxii+385pp., 3 fldg. maps in end-pocket + 19 sketch maps. VG in dw. Macmillan. 1939  #58546
[HLMainPic] Issued without separate mapcase. Orig. red cloth, gilt, sp. marked & stamps of SME Lib. Chatham o/w VG in dw & scarce volume. See illustration on our website.   £145

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