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1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment, North-West Frontier: Razmak &c., 1937-39. Contemp. album containing 39 postcard sized photos., all captioned in ink, including various scarce & interesting views of forts, camp & regimental scenes. Several photos. missing o/w VG.  #55709
[HLMainPic] Nicely captioned views include Our Camp at Ghalanai where the track was; Tanks waiting for orders to move out; One of our outposts Ghalanai; the remains of one of the villages at Ghalanai; Our HQ at Ghalanai; Officers' tent Ghalanai; The Brigade marching back to Razmak; Our prisoners which we captured at Ghalanai; Cook house & staff at Ghalanai, &c. See illustrations on our website.   £225
A Practical Approach to Urdu Study Prepared by The Board of Examiners, General Headquarters, India. Issued by The General Staff, India. 1941. Orig. printed wraps., 25pp. Published by Manager of Publications, Delhi, Printed by the Manager, Govt. of India Press, Simla. 1942  #59945
[HLMainPic] With 1943 ink inscrip. of H. Royle Wiltshire, I.C. 103510. Somewhat serviceworn, sound. See illustration on our website.   £15
A Short History of the 1st King's Dragoon Guards from the Regimental Records, Army Despatches & Othe Papers Connected with The History of the Regiment from its Formation in 1685 to 1929. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., 66pp., portrait frontis. Aldershot: G&P. 1931  #60850
[HLMainPic] The 1st KDG did not publish a WW1 history so this work has value for its concise but informative account of the regiment's services in France & Flanders with the Lucknow Cavalry Brigade 1914-17, with much on 1915. The regiment returned to Meerut at the end of 1917 & participated in the 3rd Afghan War 1919. Appendices include a statement of "Dates & Places in Which The Regiment was Billeted, Camped, Bivouacked, or In Trenches, From November 12th, 1914, up to October 26th, 1917" also a Great War Roll of Hon. (listing those killed & wounded), WW1 awards roll, plus similar listings for Afghan War 1919. Little chipped, VG. Uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £45
Army Regulations, India, Volume II. Regulations & Orders for The Army. Govt. of India, Army Dept. [v]+viii+314pp. Printed by the Superintendent, Govt. Press, Calcutta. 1913  #59923
[HLMainPic] Including Discipline, Correspondence, Reports & Returns, Responsibilities of Commanding & Other Officers, Precedence of Corps, Standards & Colours, Guards of Honour, Honours & Salutes, Interior Economy inc. Indian Officers & mens' duties, Guards & Orderlies, EscortsBands, Messes, Recruiting, Ordnance Equipment, Military Education, Engineers, the Indian Army Reserve &c., plus various Appendices. Great body of material on the orgnaisation of the IA on the eve of the Great War. Much of interet on various aspects. Orig. limp wraps., somewahet service worn, VG, contemp. oval ink stamp of Depot Office, 13th Lancers. Several typed amendments pasted-in at rear. See illustration on our website.   £95
By Authority. Standing Orders for the Native Infantry of the Madras Army. Adjutant General's Office, Fort St. George. [vi]+206pp., diagram of kit layout, one or two fldg. sample forms, + xviipp. index & a leaf at end with musical scores for Fire Alarm calls (bugle, trumpet & drum) & several amendments c.1849-56 neatly pasted in. Madras: Printed & Published by J. Wright at the Commercial Advertiser Press. 1848  #49914
[HLMainPic] Rules & regulations for the Madras Army inc. Preliminary Remarks, Duties of Officers, Native Officers, Adjutant, QM, Native Adjutant, Havildars & other NCOs, Interior Economy, Clothing, Native Festivals &c., Regimental Guards, Parade & Drill, Regimental Schools, Surgeon & Hospital, Courts Martial, Drummers, Fifers & Band, Regimental Lines, Regimental Bazaar, & more. Contemp. qtr. tree calf with black leather sp. label (this chipped with some loss), little rubbed/worn, overall about VG, interesting & rare survival on the Madras Army in pleasing contemp. state. See illustration on our website.   £250
Bylaws of the 6th D.C.O. Lancer Co-operative Thrift Society Limited. 14pp., plain wraps., wire stitched. Sialkot: Public Electric Press. nd (c.1930).  #46883
Regimental societies such as this, co-operative in nature, existed to enable officers & men of the regt. to borrow money for necessities (these might include polo ponies &c.) at a preferential rate. All members paid into the savings scheme & owned a share. Ownership inscrip. of F.R.C. Stewart, joined 6th Lancers (Watson's Horse) 1930 & later Lt.-Col.   £8
Chapters From A Soldier's Life. Printed for Private Circulation by The Father & Mother of the Late Major Frederick Charles Gunning Campbell, M.C., Born 11th August, 1887, Killed by Enemy Action, 24th September 1940. 1st Ed., xi+180pp., portrait frontis. Printed for Private Circulation. 1941  #59423
[HLMainPic] Major Campbell was born in India, Ed. at Glenalmond & Sandhurst, passing out in 1907 destined for the Indian Army. He joined the 2nd Seaforths for his ULIA year then posted to the 40th Pathans & served in the NWF operations in 1908. In 1914 he was on leave in the UK, joined the 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers in France in September, was then posted in succession to the 129th Baluchis & 59th Rifles until the arrival in theatre of his own regt., the 40th Pathans, in March 1915. He rejoined them as Adjutant & served with them in France then East Africa until invalided home in July 1916. Afterwards he served with the Southern Waziristan & other Frontier Militia units, & his with own regiment (now 5th/14th Punjab Regt.) in India, was appointed Commandant of the Kurram Militia in 1923 & retired in 1930 only to be killed by German bombs at home in London during the blitz. The memoir contains a detailed account of his services together with a few pre-war letters then mostly his letters from France & East Africa during WW1, which contain interesting detail on these campaigns, & finally a few post-war letters, extracts from letters of condolence &c. Orig. black cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG & scarce, with presentation inscrip. to ffep: "Colonel Clements-Smith in memory of Charlie with kindest regards from E.M.C. and F.C. [i.e. Ellie & F. Campbell] 9.3.1942." See illustration on our website.   £145
Compilation of the General Orders, &c., Issued in 1842-47 by Sir Charles Napier, G.C.B., Major-General Governor of Scinde, to The Army Under His Command. 1st Ed., xvi+141pp. + viiipp. index. Bombay: Printed at The Times Press by James Chesson. 1850  #60000
[HLMainPic] Compiled by Lt.-Col. Edward Green, Asst. Adjutant-Gen., Scinde Div., who was Napier's AAG from 1843 "to the time he left the Province" & dedicated the Compilation to his former chief ("with permission"). He explains in the Preface that "I feel convinced that they will be earnestly read & studied by Officers who have the interest of their profession at heart... They are, however, matters of history [and] I have sought to prevent anything in these orders from giving offence, by excluding names & places... they will naturally be known to those who served in Scinde during the time they were issued, as all orders were printed & circulated throughout the Province." Contains sections of Civil & Military Orders for forces under command; Commissariat; Courts Martial, Courts of Enquiry &c.; Marches & Routes; Miscellaneous Orders & Parades including several episoodes where officers & men are brought to notice for good conduct. Much interesting detail & invaluable source on Napier's Army in Scinde. rare & not to date reprinted, but unlovely copy, black cloth, gilt to front, ex-RUSI with bookplate & lacking title page. See illustration on our website.   £145
Field Service Hygiene Notes India 1945. Orig. printed canvas covs., vii+543pp., approx. 60 sketches & diagrams, ep maps. Calcutta: Govt. of India Press. 1945  #60019
[HLMainPic] Sanitation, disease prevention, drinking water, selection of camp sites &c., also details of various infectious diseases & their incubation period, &c. Follows the 2nd Ed. of 1940 & "has been largely rewritten. Five new chapters have been added..." Includes statistics of sick rates in various campaigns from Crimea to NWF 1937, with much on WW1. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
Field Service Pocket Book. India. 1935. (Corrected to January, 1935.) xiv+338pp., num. tables & diagrams (some fldg.). Issued by the Chief of the General Staff (India), Distributed by the Manager of Publications, Delhi. 1935  #59926
[HLMainPic] The Indian Army officer's vade mecum, "Intended to be a handy & concise reference for the use of officers on active service & at manoeuvres & on instructional exercises in connection with operations." Orig. brown canvas-type wraparound cover, blocked in black, VG, with ownership inscrip. of Capt. G.A.I. Sanders, 5th Mahratta L.I., plus various amendment slips &c. up to 1939 tipped-in, together with a handful of loose insertions: War Establishments 1928 &c. Note: Sanders was commissioned 1919 & served in Afghanistan, Waziristan & Burma between the wars. Became a Lt.-Col. in WW2. See illustration on our website.   £50

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