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Sherwood Foresters   7 Books
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BACON (M.) & LANGLEY (D.) The Blast of War: A History of Nottingham's Bantams, 15th (S) Bn. Sherwood Foresters 1915-1919. 1st d., x+106pp., 4to, 58 illus. & maps. VG in dw. Nottm: Sherwood Press. 1986  #63071
[HLMainPic] Western Front inc. Somme, Arras, 3rd Ypres &c. Roll of Hon. & various other rolls. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
BROWNRIGG (Lt.-Gen. Sir Douglas) Unexpected (A book of memories). 1st Ed., 172pp., 17 plates. Hutchinson. nd (c.1944)  #63313
[HLMainPic] Sherwood Foresters 1905; DAAG 13th Div. 1914, Gallipoli 1915-16 & AA&QMG 13th Div. Mesopotamia 1916-18. Staff College 1920, various staff appts. & GOC 51st Div. Adjutant-General to the BEF in France, 1940. Interesting views on Gallipoli & Mesopotamia. Orig. brown cloth, titled in white, scar/scratch to sp. o/w VG with armorial bookplate of Hugh, Lord Sherwood. See illustration on our website.   £45
HALL (W.G.) The Green Triangle: Being the History of the 2/5th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) in the Great European War, 1914-1918. With a Foreword by Brig.-Gen. T.W. Stansfeld, CMG, DSO. 1st Ed., xiv+197pp., 8 plates, 4 maps/plans. Letchworth: Garden City Press. 1920  #61212
[HLMainPic] Served in Ireland (including the Easter Rising) then F&F from Feb. 1917: Passchendaele & Cambrai; Bullecourt & Mount Kemmel in 1918 then merged with 1/5th Bn. in August. Excellent & rare history. Orig. green cloth, titled in black, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
OATES (Lt.-Col. W.C., DSO) The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914-1918: The 2/8th Battalion. 1st Ed., 230pp., 7 photos., 7 maps (inc. 4 fldg.). Nottingham: Bell. 1920  #62449
[HLMainPic] In Dublin during the Easter Rising & contains an account of the fighting there, then F&F from Feb. 1917 (with 59th Div., Ypres, Havrincourt Wood &c.). Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
WOOD (John) Ed. A Life Well Lived: A Memoir of James Wood Colin Taylor, Lt. 3rd Bn. Sherwood Foresters; born May 22nd 1887, Fell in Action at Hooge, Flanders, August 9th 1915. 2nd Ed., 158pp., portrait frontis., 3 plates. S.W. Partridge. 1916  #62850
[HLMainPic] James Wood was Ed. at Rugby & "Having no special aptitude for study" entered a business career in London. joined the HAC 1914, then commissioned in the Sherwood Foresters & joined the 2nd Bn. in Flanders,. KiA after about six weeks at the front. Includes letters from France with considerable allusion to God's work (he was a keen Bible scholar) but also some details of his experiences & conditions at the front: he joined his battalion on 24th June 1915 "in a torrent of rain, loaded with pack etc. The roads were awful, & so was the odour in certain spots... German flares were going up often... I hope I shall soon get used to the banging, cracking & swishing of different things..." Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
WYLLY (Col. H.C., CB) The 1st & 2nd Bns. The Sherwood Foresters (Notts. & Derby Regiment) in the Great War. 1st Ed., [xiv]+224pp., 4to, portrait frontis., 25 photos., 12 fldg. maps & plans (4 in end-pocket). Aldershot: G&P for Regimental Committee. nd 1924  #58028
[HLMainPic] Both bns. served on the Western Front: comprehensive, well-illustrated history with good maps. Awards roll. Orig. green & maroon cloth, gilt, some fading, VG. See illustration on our website.   £100
WYLLY (Col. H.C., CB) The 1st & 2nd Bns. The Sherwood Foresters (Notts. & Derby Regiment) in the Great War. 1st Ed., [xiv]+224pp., 4to, portrait frontis., 25 photos., 12 fldg. maps & plans (4 in end-pocket). Aldershot: G&P for Regimental Committee. nd 1924  #62811
[HLMainPic] Both bns. served on the Western Front: comprehensive, well-illustrated history with good maps. Awards roll. Orig. green & maroon cloth, gilt, stained & worn hence inexpensive copy, but sound & complete. See illustration on our website.   £45

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