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Aubers Ridge   10 Books
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BORASTON (Lt.-Col. J.H.) & BAX (Capt. C.E.) The Eighth Division in War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xv+359pp., 18 illus., 21 maps. VG in dw. Medici. 1926  #59297
[HLMainPic] Regular Div. F&F 1914-18 inc. Festubert; Aubers Ridge; Loos; Somme; Arras; 3rd Ypres; March Retreat; Final Advance. Order of Battle, awards roll, col. plates of unit patches. Orig. cloth, gilt, VG in sl. chipped. See illustration on our website.   £85
EDMONDS (Brig. J.E.) Military Operations France & Belgium 1915 [Part II]: Battles of Aubers Ridge, Festubert & Loos. Text only: 1st Ed., lii+488pp., 43 sketch maps. Macmillan. 1928  #59801
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG with ink. ownership inscrip. to half title "Edward S. Bulfin General. Walmer 1928." General Sir Edward Stanislaus Bulfin, KCB, CVO, served India, Burma, Boer War, &c., & in 1914 was in command of 2nd Inf. Bde., performed with distinction at 1st Ypres so appointed to command 28th Div. & led it at 2nd Ypres & Loos (& is mentioned several times in the text re these operations). Later commanded 6th Div. in France & Palestine, then XXI Corps at Gaza & the victory at Megiddo. retired 1926 & died 1939. Nice association copy. See illustrations on our website.   £125
EDMONDS (Brig. J.E.) Military Operations France & Belgium 1915 [Part II]: Battles of Aubers Ridge, Festubert & Loos. Text only: 1st Ed., lii+488pp., 43 sketch maps. Macmillan. 1928  #59802
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, gilt, worn & stained but sound ex-RUSI. See illustration on our website.   £35
HALDANE (Lt.-Col. M.M.) Comp. A History of The Fourth Bn. The Seaforth Highlanders. With some account of the Military Annals of Ross, the Fencibles, the Volunteers, & of the Home Defence & Reserve Bns. 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 372pp., 17 col. & 6 b/w plates, 19 maps. VG in dw. Witherby. 1928  #57993
[HLMainPic] Territorials on the Western Front throughout the war: Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Loos, Somme, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai &c. Excellent narrative & maps/illustrations. Awards. Orig. cloth, VG & rare in dw. See illustration on our website.   £120
KING (Col. E.J., CMG) The History of the 7th Bn. Middlesex Regiment. 1st Ed., xiv+396pp., 26 illus. & maps. Harrison. 1927  #60493
[HLMainPic] F&F 1915-18 with 8th & 56th (London) Divs., involved in all main operations & battles. Officers' roll, awards &c. Sunned as usual o/w VG. Scarce. This copy with obits. of the author neatly pasted to tp & several other pertinent clippings to rear eps. See illustration on our website.   £95
MAZE (Paul) A Frenchman in Khaki. 3rd Imp., [xiii]+353pp., 8 plates, 5 maps. Heinemann. 1934  #55501
[HLMainPic] Interpreter with the BEF from Aug. 1914 to the end, notably at Gough's 5th Army HQ &c. DCM, MM & bar, Croix de Guerre. Uncommon & entertaining narrative with Churchill preface. Orig. mustard cloth, plain second issue binding, VG with author inscription on tp: "For Major Matthews. Paul Maze." See illustrations on our website.   £75
ROBERTS (Capt. E.H.G., MC & Bar) The Story of the 9th King's in France. 1st Ed., 133pp. Liverpool: Northern Publishing. 1922  #57488
[HLMainPic] 9th Bn. King's Liverpool Regt. (TF), France from March 1915: Aubers Ridge; Loos; Somme; Ypres; Cambrai, &c. Hons. & awards. Orig. green cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
TRENCH MAP: Ligny-le-Petit. Blank message form to reverse. Scale 1:10,000. Fldg. paper trench map, 40x33cm approx., showing detailed German trenches south of Neuve-Chapelle inc. Bois du Biez, Port Arthur, The Pope's Nose, Shepherd's Redoubt &c., south to d'Avoue Farm & Lorgies. Trenches corrected to 7/9/1918. VG & interesting local sheet printed by Fd. Survey Bn., RE, 10/9/1918, with unused message form printed on reverse. See illustrations on our website.  #55748
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TRENCH MAP: PiŠtre. Blank message form to reverse. Scale 1:10,000. Fldg. paper trench map, 40x33cm approx., showing detailed German trenches from Neuve-Chapelle eastwards to Aubers, inc. The Moated Grange, The Birdcage, &c.. Trenches corrected to 7/9/1918. Although events had moved on from 1915, many tracks & roads alude to this earlier period of trench warfare, such as Gurkha Road, Baluchi Road, Winchester Road &c. VG & interesting local sheet printed by Fd. Survey Bn., RE, 11/9/1918, with unused message form printed on reverse. See illustrations on our website.  #55747
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WYNNE (Capt. G.C.) If Germany Attacks: The Battle in Depth in the West. Development of the German Defence in Depth on the Western Front in the First World War. 1st Unexpurgated Edition (Limited Edition of 300 copies, with Introduction by Dr. Robert T. Foley), xxx+261pp., portrait frontis. (of the author), 343pp., 24 maps. Fine copy in dw & slipcase. Tom Donovan Editions. 2008  #35541
[HLMainPic] A most important & thought-provoking study of German defensive tactics on the Western Front, based partly on research in German sources & refuting some of the basis of the British Official History. The author, a regular officer who had the misfortune to be captured at Le Cateau in 1914, later joined the team that compiled the British Official History (he had used his time in PoW camps to perfect his German and was one of the few who could properly utilise German sources), but during the 1930s his views increasingly diverged from those of Sir James Edmonds and he insisted that his name be removed from the title page of the controversial "Passchendaele" volume. In this book he examines and describes the 1915 battles of Neuve Chapelle, Aubers, Festubert & Loos and the development of the Germans' tactical concept of the "Defence in Depth," then moves on to the Somme 1916, Vimy Ridge, Battle of Arras 1917 (including fascinating material on the fighting around Monchy-le-Preux), Messines and the Third Battle of Ypres. The 1st Edition of this book, published in 1940, was a substantially diluted version of Wynne's argument: the publishers, Faber and Faber, pulped an entire edition and only issued a bowdlerised version. Through the assistance of the Wynne family Tom Donovan Editions has published the full and unexpurgated text for the first time, including all the matter removed in 1940 plus the author's additions and amendments for any further editions. Limited edition of 300 copies, high quality sewn casebound edition with specially commissioned dustjacket and slipcase. For more details, and pictures, see Tom Donovan Editions website.   £85

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