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Leicestershire Regiment   6 Books
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HILLS (Capt. J.D., MC) The Fifth Leicestershire: A Record of the 1/5th Bn. The Leicestershire Regiment TF During the War 1914-1919. 1st Ed., [x]+379pp., 13 plates, 7 maps. Loughborough: The Echo Press. 1919  #61770
[HLMainPic] Outstandingly detailed bn. history: France & Flanders 1915-19 with a brief respite in Marseilles when they were earmarked for the Middle East but turned around & sent back to Flanders. Rolls of officers (1915), awards, & cadre (1918). Orig. red cloth, somewhat rubbed & worn, overall about VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65
HILLS (Capt. J.D., MC) The Fifth Leicestershire: A Record of the 1/5th Bn. The Leicestershire Regiment TF During the War 1914-1919. 1st Ed., [x]+379pp., 13 plates, 7 maps. Loughborough: The Echo Press. 1919  #63160
[HLMainPic] Outstandingly detailed bn. history: France & Flanders 1915-19 with a brief respite in Marseilles when they were earmarked for the Middle East but turned around & sent back to Flanders. Rolls of officers (1915), awards, & cadre (1918). Orig. pictorial wheat cloth, rubbed & worn, sound. See illustration on our website.   £45
THOMPSON (Edward J., MC) The Leicestershires Beyond Baghdad 1st Ed., 156pp., 2 battle plans (Beled Station & Istabulat). J. Alfred Sharp, Epworth Press. 1919  #61766
[HLMainPic] Obscure account of 2nd Leicesters in Mesopotamia by their chaplain, present throughout the campaign inc. Battles of Beled Station, Istabulat, Samarra, Tekrit &c., 1917-18. Rather inferior orig. patterned paper covd. boards, sp. chipped & somewhat, but sound & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
THOMPSON (Edward) Lament for Adonis. 1st Ed., 315pp. VG in dw. Benn. 1932  #59300
[HLMainPic] Novel based on the author's experiences: "Each front of War had not only its own terrain, but its own psychology. Lament for Adonis brings into literature the sweep & splendour of Allenby's last break-through, the most overwhelming triumph in British arms. We live again breathless days, as they came through the memory of a man who experienced them..." - jacket note. Orig. cloth, VG in foxed but o/w VG & attractive dw. Note: Edward John Thompson, Methodist minister, scholar & writer, served with 2nd Leicesters as their chaplain, was awarded the MC & wounded. See illustrations on our website.   £85
TROUSDALE (W.) Ed. The Gordon Creeds in Afghanistan, 1839 & 1878-79. 1st Ed., orig. card wraps., x+189pp., 42 illus. BACSA. 1984  #56594
[HLMainPic] Edited memoirs of a lieutenant of Bombay Artillery in 1st Afghan War & his son a captain with Leicestershire Regt. in the 2nd. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
WYLLY (Col. H.C., CB) History of the 1st & 2nd Bns. The Leicestershire Regiment in the Great War. 1st Ed., vii+215pp., 4to, 7 plates, fldg. map in end-pocket + 5 in text. G&P (For the Regimental Committee). 1928  #50107
[HLMainPic] 1st Bn. Western Front throughout the war; 2nd Bn. Western Front to Nov. 1915 thence Mesopotamia & Egypt/Palestine. Orig, green cloth, gilt, VG, nice clean copy. See illustration on our website.   £75

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