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Lancashire Fusiliers   5 Books
BUTTERWORTH (J., Lancashire Fusiliers) "Bees' Wings & Ruby Queens" or A Private's Digressions. 1st Ed., orig. printed paper covd. boards, 57pp., portrait frontis. Ilfracombe: H. Welsford, Printer. nd (c.1918).  #58336
[HLMainPic] Small volume of thoughts on service in France, inc. A Private's Thoughts About the Padre ("Few padres manage to break down a soldier's prejudice. I have been in tents when the entry of a chaplain has changed the gay company into one of cold reserve... Many privates have told me that they do not like to go & see a padre because he is an officer... If only Tommy would put aside his foolish abjection & make a real pal of the padre, he in turn would be a very valuable friend in return. The help I have personally received from chaplains... often gives me cause for gratitude & makes me thankful that I overcame this prejudice...") Of the title - Bee's Wings & Ruby Queen's were apparently nicknames for the Army "fag" issue. Orig. paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip, somewhat worn, sound & about VG, & a curious privately published work. See illustration on our website.   £45
KNOWLES (Sir Lees, Bart.) The War in the Peninsula: Some Letters of Lieutenant Robert Knowles, of the 7th, or Royal Fusiliers, a Lancashire Officer. 2nd Ed., 92pp., frontis., 2 plates, 2 fldg. maps. & one other. Bolton: Tillotson & Son. 1913  #46941
[HLMainPic] Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca & Vittoria; Killed in Action in the Pyrenees, July 1813. Orig. cloth, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £85
POTTER (Capt. C.H., MC) & FOTHERGILL (Capt. A.S.C.) The History of the 2/6th Lancashire Fusiliers (which amalgamated successively with the 1/6th & the 12th Bn. of the same Regiment). 1st Ed., xv+232pp., 10 fldg. maps. Rochdale: 'Observer' General Printing Works. 1927  #62801
[HLMainPic] With 66th (West Lancs.) Div. in France from Feb,. 1917 inc. Passchendaele, March Retreat & Final Advance of 1918. Roll of Hon. & Orders of Battle. Orig. dec. blue cloth, rather worn ex-lib. hence inexpensive copy, but sound & complete.. See illustration on our website.   £45
RAY (Cyril) Regiment of the Line: The Story of XX The Lancashire Fusiliers. 1st Ed., xiii+194pp., 31 illus. VG in dw. Batsford. 1963  #60049
[HLMainPic] Inc. Minden, Peninsula, Crimea, Indian Mutiny, Sudan, Boer War, WW1 (Gallipoli, Western Front &c.) & WW2 (Middle East & Burma - no distinct WW2 history published). VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
SANDILANDS (Brig-Gen. J.W., CB, CMG, DSO) A Lancashire Brigade in France. 1st Ed., 84pp., portrait frontis., 9 other portraits (commanding officers of bns.). Business Newspapers Ltd. [1919].  #61780
[HLMainPic] History of 104th Brigade, formed Jan. 1915 consisting of 17th, 18th & 20th (S) Bns. Lancashire Fusiliers & 3rd (S) Bn. Manchester Regt. In 1917 the latter two battalions were disbanded & replaced by 19th (S) Bn. DLI. Served with 35th Div. in France & Flanders from Jan. 1916 onwards, inc. Somme, Arras, Passchendaele, Final Advance. &c. Useful & very scarce history by the brigade commander. Orig. red cloth, titled & dec. in black to front & rear. Minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £95


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