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24th Guards Brigade Operations August 1944 to May 1945. 76pp., dup. typescript, foolscap., 10 lge. fldg. & cold. maps. Trieste. 1945  #57367
[HLMainPic] SECRET, Copy No. 16 of 200 copies printed at Trieste in July 1945. Excellent contemp. intelligence report on the crossing of the Arno & advance to the Gothic Line by this Brigade, the battles of the Argenta Gap, advance to the Po & the concluding operations of the Bde. in Italy. It consisted of 5th Grenadiers, 3rd Coldstream, 1st Scots Gds., support units (RA, RE &c.) & other units periodically under command such as 4/13 FF Rifs. (Wildes), Royal Natal Carbiniers, &c. Detailed narrative, tabulated casualties, staff lists & a distribution list at the end (just 95 copies accounted for in this list). Orig. printed card wraps. with cloth backstrip, stamped "SECRET" on Contents page together with "16" (i.e. the number of this issue), small, neat IWM withdrawn stamp inside rear cover. VG & of course rare. See illustration on our website.   £475
Hertfordshire Field Gazette: Italian Campaign, Aug. 1944-Jan. 1945. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., v+105pp. No imprint, but printed in Italy. 1945  #59412
[HLMainPic] 1st Bn. Hertfordshire Regiment, 66th Inf. Bde., 1st British Div., during the Batle of the Gothic Line &c. Includes casualty lists by Coy., KiA, wounded, missing &c. Orig. dec. wraps., little creased & wor, about VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £85
History of the Pembroke Yeomanry. 1st Ed., viii+107pp., photos., map. Haverfordwest: The Regt. 1959  #60038
[HLMainPic] Inc. WW1 in Palestine & WW2 Middle East. Addenda covering period 1959-1967 (12pp.) loosely inserted. Rolls of officers. Orig. blue cloth, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
Italy & Abyssinia. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 53pp., 8 photos., map. Rome: Societa Edtritice di Novissima. [1936].  #58071
[HLMainPic] Rather uncommon Italian propagandist work in which she attempts to justify her colonial policy in Ethiopia via historical reference, recent events &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
One More River: The Story of the 8th Indian Division. Orig. dec. wraps., 44pp., photos. throughout, maps. Bombay: DPR, WD. nd (c.1945).  #59489
[HLMainPic] Useful illustrated record of the the division's exploits in Italy, especially as there is no other history of the division. VG. See illustration on our website.   £35

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Operations of British, Indian & Dominion Forces in Italy, 3 September 1943 to 2 May 1945. Part V. Administrative Monographs. 4. O2E Papers. IV, Employment of Italian Co-operators (from O2E point of view); V, Handling of Enemy & Surrendered Enemy Personnel After the General Surrender. 1st Ed., approx. 50pp., foolscap, dup. typescript, num. fldg. tables. British Historical Section, Central Mediterranean. nd (c.1945).  #53309
[HLMainPic] Very rare contemp. official & CONFIDENTIAL intelligence report on operations in Italy. This volume contains much detail on employment of Italian PoWs in Pioneers Companies &c.. Orig. grey printed paper covd. boards with blue cloth backstrip, excellent original state, near fine, with oval ink stamp to front of Air Historical Branch, Air Ministry, & small IWM withdrawn stamp to front paste-down. See illustration on our website.   £125
Operations of British, Indian & Dominion Forces in Italy, 3 September 1943 to 2 May 1945. Part V. Administrative Monographs. 5, The Problem of Desertion; 6, Leave to UK; 7, Rest Camps; 8, Compassionate Postings; 9, The Problem of Marriage; 10, Repatriation of British & Allied PW at the End of Hostilities; 11, Employment of Co-operators in the Italian Camaign; 12, Veterinary & Remount Service; 13, Medical Papers. 1st Ed., approx. 60pp. in all, foolscap, dup. typescript. British Historical Section, Central Mediterranean. nd (c.1945).  #53310
[HLMainPic] Very rare contemp. official & CONFIDENTIAL intelligence report on operations in Italy. This interesting volume contains much detail on the subjects stated in the title. Orig. grey printed paper covd. boards with blue cloth backstrip, excellent original state, near fine, with oval ink stamp to front of Air Historical Branch, Air Ministry, & small IWM withdrawn stamp to front paste-down. See illustration on our website.   £125
The 78th Division in the Final Offensive in Italy. 1st Ed., 89pp., 4to, 8 lge. col. fldg. maps. No imprint/date [Printed in the Field, contemp.].  #60191
[HLMainPic] Detailed work on attacks across Senio & Santerno rivers from 9-25 Apr. 1945: central history + unit accounts. Orig. dec. wraps., little chipped, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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The History of the Sixth Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [ii]+iv+54pp., 4 maps. Composed & Published by Lincolns Unit Printers & Printed by Obersteirische Printing Press, Leoben, Austria. Feb. 1946  #60613
[HLMainPic] BEF 1940; but mainly Tunisia & Italy. Roll of Hon., awards, officers. Appealing & rare history produced in Austria after the war. Attractive orig. dec. wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £120

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The Royal Engineers Sixth Armoured Division. 1st Ed., 132+[32]pp., photos. & maps. Padova: Tipografia Antoniana. 1946  #60587
[HLMainPic] RESTRICTED history published locally, for private circulation only, at the end of the war in Italy. Interesting photos. inc. dealing with booby traps &c. Includes North Africa & Italy (Monte Cassino, Garigliano, Gothic Line &c.) + War Diary extracts 1944-45. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue full morocco, VG in orig. blue paper-covd. card slipcase with loosely inserted slip "With the compliments of Lt. Col Morris & All Ranks... Padova, Italy, 30 June 1945." See illustration on our website.   £90

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