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SPARROW (Geoffrey, MC) & MACBEAN ROSS (J.N., MC) On Four Fronts with the Royal Naval Division. 1st Ed., xxi+[261]pp., 4 plates, sketches & maps in text. H&S. 1918  #61146
[HLMainPic] Both authors were surgeons in the RND; their experiences encompass Antwerp, Gallipoli, Salonika & Western Front. A valuable personal & divisional record. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG, nice clean copy. See illustration on our website.   £65
BIRDWOOD (FM Lord) Khaki & Gown: An Autobiography. Foreword by Winston Churchill. 1st Ed., 456pp., portrait frontis., 16 plates, 5 maps. Ward, Lock & Co. 1941  #61145
[HLMainPic] GOC ANZAC Corps 1915-18, much on Gallipoli - including the conception, planning & course of the operations - & France. Earlier in the XI Bengal Lancers: Black Mountain, Tirah, Mohmand, Boer War, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, contemp. Christmas gift inscrip. o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
KANNENGIESSER (Hans, Pasha) The Campaign in Gallipoli. 1st Ed., 2nd Imp., 280pp., 28 photos., 3 maps (one fldg.). Hutchinson. 1927  #61142
[HLMainPic] Very good account by a German commanding a division in the Turkish army at Gallipoli. Well illus. Intro. by Liman von Sanders, head of the German Military Mission at Constantinople which found advisers & commanders for the Turks. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. sunned & some marking to boards, VGSee illustration on our website.   £45
[Dardanelles Commission] The Final Report of the Dardanelles Commission (Part II: Conduct of Operations, &c.). With Appendix of Documents & Maps. 1st Ed., 186pp., foolscap, 2 lge. fldg. maps (Detailed Map of the Gallipoli Peninsula & Outline Map of Turkish Empire). HMSO. 1919  #61141
Presented to Parliament by Command of His Majesty. Second & last volume of the findings of the Parliamentary Commission charged with investigating the reasons for the disasters of the campaign, drawing on the evidence of numerous participants, mainly of senior rank, & including a full & detailed account of operations from the iniital landing to the evacuation, medical supplies, food, water, postal arrangements, the Zion Mule Corps, &c. The first part dealt with the inception & 'Higher Organization' of the campaign. Important source. Modern blue binder's cloth, gilt to sp., orig. blue printed paper wraps. bound-in, these with some archival repair to extremities, overall VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £450
Dardanelles Commission. First Report [Together with:] Supplement to First Report. Report. 1st Ed., [ii]+60pp & 3pp., foolscap. HMSO. 1917  #61140
[HLMainPic] Presented to Parliament by Command of His Majesty. First report of the Special Commission appointed "for the purpose of inquiring into the origin, inception, & conduct of operations of war in the Dardanelles & Gallipoli, including the supply of drafts, reinforcements, ammunition & equipment to the troops & Fleet, provision for the sick & wounded" &c. Contains Narrative of Events with much detail on the aforementioned subjects; also Co-operation with the French, Appointment of Sir Ian Hamilton, Conclusions, &c. Important official investigation & therefore valuable source material. Was issued without wraps., this copy bound in blue cloth, with gilt title to sp., by Harrod's for Colonel John Gretton MP, with original receipt loosely inserted & armorial bookplate for John Gretton of Stapleford (i.e., 1st Baron Greeton, 1867-1947, PC, Colonel TA, MP for Derbyshire South 1895-1906, Rutland 1907-18, &c.). VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £500
PATTERSON (Lt.-Col. J.H.) With the Zionists in Gallipoli. 1st Ed., 307pp., plate (depicting Zion Mule Corps badge), 2 sketch maps. Hutchinson. 1916  #61139
[HLMainPic] The Zion Mule Corps in Gallipoli by the CO. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £145
THOMPSON (Lt.-Col. R.R.) The Fifty-Second (Lowland) Division 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xvi+610pp., col. frontis., 40 plates, 15 fldg. maps. Glasgow: Maclehose. 1923  #61138
[HLMainPic] Detailed & uncommon history inc. Gallipoli & Palestine then France in 1918. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG indeed, very nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £75
SANDERS (Gen. [Otto] Liman von) Five Years in Turkey. 1st Eng. Ed., 2nd Imp., x+326pp., portrait frontis. & 2 others, 3 fldg. sketch maps in end-pocket, num. sketch maps in text. Annapolis: US Naval Institute. 1928  #61137
[HLMainPic] Important work by the head of the German Military Mission to Turkey & then commander of Turkish 5th Army responsible for defence of Gallipoli. Also deeply involved with the Turkish campaigns in Mesopotamia & Palestine. "Liman's record is the bald & precise statement of a soldier, yet it reveals his character very clearly. He was a high-minded, extremely able, energetic & likeable man; but he was also hot-tempered, touchy, without tact, & unable to bear criticism. These latter characteristics hindered him seriously in his extraordinarily difficult task. This is one of the most interesting pictures we have of the other side." - Falls. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG ex-mess lib. with minor stamps & white ink number to sp. See illustration on our website.   £65
GILLON (Capt. S.) The Story of the 29th Division. 1st Ed., xv+276pp., 3 portraits, 12 fldg. maps. Nelson. 1925  #61134
[HLMainPic] The only regular formation to take part in the Gallipoli campaign (Lancashire Landing &c.), followed by extensive service on the Western Front 1916-18 inc. Somme, Monchy, Ypres, Cambrai &c. Orig. wheat cloth, blocked black & red, some marking to front board o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
WYLLY (Col. H.C., CB) The Border Regiment in the Great War. 1st Ed., ix+272pp., 4to, 8 plates, 7 fldg. maps (inc. 3 in end-pocket). Aldershot: Printed & Published for the Regimental Committee by Gale & Polden. 1924  #61132
[HLMainPic] Excellent history, mainly Western Front but also including 1st Bn. (29th Div.) & 6th Bn. (11th Div.) in Gallipoli, 9th in Salonika, post-war Afghanistan 1919 & Waziristan 1922-24. Orig. green cloth, bevelled boards, gilt, hinge little torn near head of sp. o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125

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