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SEARLE (Alaric) Ed. Genesis, Employment, Aftermath: First World War Tanks & The New Warfare, 1900-1945. 1st Ed., xi+244pp., 10 photos., 10 maps & diagrams. VG in dw. Solihull: Helion. 2015  #57057
Collection of nine scholarly essays inc. Bryn Hammond on "Practical Considerations in British Tank Operations on the Western Front, 1916-1918"; Olivier Lahaie on "The Development of French Tank Warfare on the Western Front"; Jim Beach on "Scouting for Brigands: British Tank Corps Reconnaissance & Intelligence, 1916-1918"; Alaric Searle on "The Battle of Cambrai: Reactions, Commemoration & Symbolism, 1917-1942" &c. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
HAY (Col. G.J.) History of the Militia (The Constitutional Force). 1st Ed., 444pp., royal 8vo. United Sces. Gazette. nd 1905  #56847
[HLMainPic] Histories of all Militia units extant in 1905: origin, embodied service & special services including the Boer War (with details of awards &c.). Orig. red cloth, gilt, lacks ffep o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
BRETT-JAMES (Antony) Ball of Fire: The Fifth Indian Division in the Second World War. 1st Ed., xiv+481pp., 66 photos., 12 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1951  #56846
[HLMainPic] East then North Africa, followed by PAIFORCE then Burma inc. Arakan, then flown up to Kohima & Imphal & the advance south through Meiktila to Rangoon. The author was a captain with divisional signals & later a prominent military historian. Orig. black cloth, titled in red, minor wear, several related newspaper obits. pasted in at rear. VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
MORRIS (Capt. J., late RAF) The German Air Raids on Great Britain 1914-1918. Reprint of 1930s 1st Ed., xiii+306pp., 19 photos., 6 fldg. maps. Pordes. 1969.  #56844
[HLMainPic] Standard detailed study. VG ex-reference lib. with minor markings, in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
Nursing Adventures: A F.A.N.Y. in France. 1st Ed., vii+203pp., frontis., 14 photos. Heinemann. 1917  #56840
[HLMainPic] Personal account of service with First Aid Nursing Yeomanry on the Western Front from the early days in 1914: description of the hospital, life at a Regimental Aid Post, &c. Author possibly Grace McDougall. Orig. red cloth, blocked black, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
CARVER (Lt.-Col. R.M.P., CBE, DSO, MC) Second to None: The Royal Scots Greys, 1919-1945. 1st Ed., xvi+210pp., 18 plates, 20 fldg. maps Printed for the Regiment. 1954  #56839
[HLMainPic] Tank regiment in North Africa, Italy & North-West Europe campaigns. Roll of Hon., awards & officers. Orig. blue cloth, VG ex-lib. with minor markings. See illustration on our website.   £95
MOSES (Dr. John A.) The Politics of Illusion: The Fischer Controversy in German Historiography. 1st Ed., xix+148pp. VG in dw. George Prior. 1975  #56837
[HLMainPic] Scholarly treatise on Fischer's influential & respected works & the debate about the extent to which Germany alone was responsible for the outbreak of war in 1914, or was no more responsible than other nations. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
SMITH (Malcolm) British Air Strategy Between the Wars. 1st Ed., [xii]+360pp. VG in dw. Oxford Univ. Press. 1984  #56836
[HLMainPic] Rare scholarly study inc. Development of an Independent Air Force; The RAF & Appeasement; Preparing for War. VG in dw & especially scarce in dw. See illustration on our website.   £45
HAMER (W.S.) The British Army: Civil-Military Relations 1885-1905. 1st Ed., xii+293pp. VG in sl. chipped dw. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1970  #56834
[HLMainPic] Authoritative study of a period of Army Reform & Imperial expansion. See illustration on our website.   £15
WILKINSON (Norman) The Dardanelles: Colour Sketches from Gallipoli. 1st Ed., viii+118pp., 4to, 36 col. plates & num. b/w sketches. Longmans. 1915  #56833
[HLMainPic] Excellent atmospheric colour plates of naval scenes, Suvla Bay landings, beaches, hospitals &c. Orig. dec. blue cloth, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35

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