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Scots Guards   8 Books
Henry Dundas, Scots Guards: A Memoir. 1st Ed., xv+253pp., portrait frontis. Blackwood. 1921  #55677
[HLMainPic] Henry Lancaster Nevill Dundas was born in 1897 at Edinburgh, Ed. Eton & commissioned in the Scots Guards in Sept. 1915. He joined the 1st Bn. in France in June 1916, serving with them up until his death (apart from some time attached to Brigade Staff) and was awarded the MC and Bar. Dundas was KiA on 27th September 1918 during the attack on the Hindenburg Line (his Commanding Officer wrote "Death was practically instantaneous, and he could have suffered no pain. He was shot by a sniper, the bullet going through his heart") and is buried in Hermies Hill British Cemetery, between Bapaume and Cambrai. He was twenty-one years old. Memoir consisting mostly of his interesting letters 1916-18, describing aspects of trench warfare such as raids and patrols and presenting an authentic veteran's view of the Western Front including the Somme and Passchendaele. Also various letters of condolence, including one from J.M. Barrie. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
CATTO (Alexander) With the Scottish Troops in France: Stories of The Gordons, Seaforths, Guards, Royal Field Artillery, Royal Engineers Etc. 1st Ed. in volume form, reproduced from the pages of the Aberdeen Daily Journal, orig. dec wraps., 88pp. Aberdeen Daily Journal Office. 1918  #60397
[HLMainPic] A most interesting & varied selection of pieces by Alexander Catto, the Aberdeen Journal's Special Correspondent at the Front, reproducing numerous atmospheric & interesting episodes relating to Scottish regiments in France from 1915-18, both in & out of action. Attractive, rare, & of great interest. See illustrations on our website.   £245
ERSKINE (Capt. Hon. David) Comp. The Scots Guards 1919-1955. 1st Ed., xx+624pp., frontis., 44 photos., 45 maps. Clowes, For the Regiment. 1956  #63555
[HLMainPic] Substantial history incl. Norway 1940, North Africa & Italy, NW Europe 1944-45 & Malaya 1948-51. Roll of Hon., awards, officers services &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
EWART (Wilfred) Scots Guard. 1st Ed., vii+304pp. VG in sl. chipped dw. Rich & Cowan. 1934  #58476
[HLMainPic] Commissioned in Scots Guards 1914; fine memoir of service in France Feb. 1915-1918 inc. Neuve Chapelle, Somme, Ypres, Cambrai &c. Orig. brown cloth, VG in sl chipped but scarce & attractive dw. See illustration on our website.   £145
GRAHAM (Stephen) A Private in the Guards. 1st Ed., vii+356pp. VG in dw. Macmillan. 1919  #62311
[HLMainPic] Service with the Scots Guards 1917-18. "No man... could have had a fiercer pride in his regiment... On the other hand, he found much to excite his disgust, first in the methods & language of the instructors at home, & then in the callousness & lack of chivalry which appeared in the field as the War grew old" - Falls. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little rubbed o/w VG in sl. creased, chipped & watermarked, but rare dw. See illustrations on our website.   £125
GRAHAM (Stephen) Life & Last Words of Wilfred Ewart. 1st Ed., vi+261pp., portrait frontis. Putnam. 1924  #59594
[HLMainPic] The writer Graham served in the ranks of the 2nd Scots Guards in which the acclaimed author Ewart was an officer 1915-18. Ewart met an unfortunate death in Mexico in 1922 when he was victim of a reveller's bullet & this biog. contains a full account of his Western Front experiences with the Scots Guards. Orig. grey cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
LEASK (Maj. Gen Anthony) Putty: From Tel-El-Kebir to Cambrai: The Life & Letters of Lieutenant General Sir William Pulteney, 1861-1941. 1st Ed., 779pp., approx. 50 photos., 11 maps. VG in dw. Solihull: Helion. 2015  #58166
[HLMainPic] Substantial, detailed & only biog. of Scots Guard & long-serving GOC III Corps on the Western Front: from Mons 1914 to Cambrai 1917. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
PETRE (F. Loraine), EWART (Wilfred) & LOWTHER (Maj.-Gen. Sir Cecil) The Scots Guards in the Great War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xiii+349pp., 15 maps. Murray. 1925  #61805
[HLMainPic] Western Front & Italy. Roll of Hon., awards, &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG, minor wear to sp., VG. See illustration on our website.   £60


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