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Indian Army Regimental History Indian Army Regimental History   39 Books
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The Brigade of Gurkhas at the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 1st Ed., approx. 80pp. inc. photo. section, col. frontis., around 100 photos. Published as a Supplement to the 'Kukri.' nd (c.1953).  #55526
[HLMainPic] Fully illustrated record of the Gurkha Contingent, with nominal roll of approx. 200 of all ranks of 2nd, 6th, 7th & 10th GR who participated, many good photos. inc. named group of officers of Depot & Contingent, &c. Orig. green dec. cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
"H.D.H." [HUTCHINSON Maj.-Gen. H.D., CSI)] A Short History of the 3rd Queen's Own Gurkha Rifles. 1st Ed., 55pp., 4to, 21 photos. Hugh Rees. 1907  #57722
[HLMainPic] Outline history & rolls of officers, beautifully printed on art paper throughout with excellent photos. Perkins 500. Orig. green cloth, gilt. dec. to front & rear, near fine & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £165
ANDERSON (Maj. M.H. & Lt.-Col. E.S.J.), MOLLOY (Col. G.M., OBE) & WYLLY (Col. H.C., CB) The Poona Horse (17th Queen Victoria's Own Cavalry) 1817-1931. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xxiv+276pp., 4to, 12 plates, 11 maps & xix+235pp., 4to, 13 plates, 15 maps. RUSI. 1933  #60475
[HLMainPic] History of both the 33rd Light Cav. & 34th Poona Horse, amalgamated in 1921 to form the 17th Cavalry. Including excellent coverage of Afghan & Punjab campaigns, Persia 1856 (famous charge at Khooshab &c.), the Indian Mutiny in Central India, 2nd Afghan War, Boxer Rebellion &c. WW1 (33rd in Mespot. 1914-16; 34th on Western Front [where they saw more action than most of the Indian Cavalry] then Egypt/Palestine in 1918) & NWF 1930 &c. Appendices include services of British officers. "...this handsome pair of books is in a category totally different to the average run of IA histories. The standards of research, writing, presentation, & binding, are of the highest." - Perkins 417. Orig. maroon & green cloth, gilt, minor wear o/w VG & very scarce with presentation bookplate in each vol. "With the Compliments of Lieut Colonel W.G. Elphinston, M.C., & the Officers of the Poona Horse (17th Q.V.O. Cavalry). Jhansi, India."   £525
CARDEW (Major F.G., OBE) Hodson's Horse 1857-1922. 1st Ed. ix+402pp., 9 plates, 14 maps & plans (some fldg.). Blackwood. 1928  #60741
[HLMainPic] Raised in the Mutiny where they served in the Siege & Storming of Delhi & subsequent operations; Afghan War 1878-80, Suakin, NWF 1897-98, WW1 in France, Mespot. & Palestine 1918, Arab Rebellion 1920. "A magnificent history... This book is not only the primary source of reference for Hodson's Horse, it is also one of the best of all IA histories." - Perkins 402. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG, very nice copy & rare. See illustration on our website.   £250
CHALDECOTT ([Lt.-Col.] O.A.) The First Battalion Duchess of Connaught's Own (Late 124th D.C.O. Baluchistan Infantry) & The Tenth Battalion (Late 2/124th Baluchistan Infantry, The Tenth Baluch Regiment. 1st Ed., xiii+250pp., 2 portraits, 11 fldg. maps in end-pocket. Bombay: Times of India Press. nd 1935  #60476
[HLMainPic] After a brief historical outline concentrates almost entirely on the Great War: Western Front & East Africa 1914-16, Mesopotamia & Palestine 1917-20. A wing of the 2/124th served with the East Persia Cordon & the war-raised 3/124th also served in Persia 1917-18, campaign in the Shiraz &c. This unit went on to the 3rd Afghan War & Iraq 1920. Rolls of British & Indian officers, awards, notes on class composition &c. Excellent, detailed account & lengthy appendices. Perkins 464. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG throughout, nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £245
CONDON (Brig. W.E.H., OBE) The Frontier Force Regiment. 1st Ed., xxii+592pp., 4to, col. frontis., 19 photos., 36 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1962  #59487
[HLMainPic] Excellent history: Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, Chitral, Tirah, China 1900 &c., WW1 in France, Aden, Mespot, Palestine; WW2 MEF & Burma. "An excellent book" - Perkins 472. Orig. khaki cloth, gilt, little rubbed/worn, splitting to sp., generally sound ex-NAM, & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £220
GEOGHEGAN (Col. N.M., DSO) & CAMPBELL (Capt. M.H.A., OBE) History of the 1st Battalion 8th Punjab Regiment. 1st Ed., xii+82pp., 4to, portrait frontis., 21 photos., 9 fldg. maps & ep maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1928  #60728
[HLMainPic] 89th Punjabis most interesting record 1914-20 inc. Gallipoli in May 1915, then to the Indian Corps in France June-Dec. 1915, Mesopotamia Jan.-Aug. 1916 & Dec. 1917-Oct. 1918 with an interlude on the North-West Frontier, 1916-17. Finally in Salonika & the Army of the Black Sea, 1918-20. Good photos. & excellent maps of Gallipoli, Western Front trenches, Mespot. &c. Perkins 461. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, near fine in orig. plain paper dw with name inscribed in ink to front: "Captain Ratcliffe." Several neat ink corrections to the Appendices. See illustrations on our website.   £350
GIBBS (Lt.-Col. H.R.K.) Historical Record of the 6th Gurkha Rifles. Volume II, 1919-1948. 1st Ed., xix+320pp., portrait frontis., 21 photos., 5 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1955  #57883
[HLMainPic] Several inter-war Waziristan & NWF forays; WW2 three bns. in Burma (one with Chindits), one in PAIFORCE & Italy. Roll of Hon., awards & much excellent detail. Perkins 504. Orig. rifle green cloth, silver gilt, little speckled/stained, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
GRAHAM (Brig.-Gen. C.A.L.) The History of the Indian Mountain Artillery. 1st Ed., xv+470pp., 16 illus., 8 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1957  #53574
[HLMainPic] From 1850 onwards these highly mobile batteries based on mule transport & "screw-guns" that broke down into portable components that could be off-loaded & into action in seconds, were utilised in every NWF campaign & overseas in WW1 (Gallipoli, German East Africa, Persia & Mespot.) & WW2 (Ethiopia, Malaya & Burma). Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
HAILES (Lt.-Col. W.L., MC) & ROSS (Major J.) War Services of the 9th Jat Regiment. A History of The Regiment 1803-1947. New Ed., xxi+401pp., 4to, several col. & around 20 b/w photos. VG in worn dw. Bombay: For the Jat Regiment. 1967  #58755
[HLMainPic] Essentially a reprint of the two earlier Jat histories covering 1803-1937 & 1937-48, excluding some material (such as the roll of British officers in the original Vol. II) but adding other text matter & some good illustrations not included in the original volumes. From Mahratta Wars onwards inc. Burmese wars, Indian Mutiny, WW1 Western Front 1914-15 & Mesopotamia, with much on the four regts. which in 1922 were brought together to form the new 9th Jat Regt. WW2 in Burma, Malaya & Western Desert. Awards for WW1 & WW2. Perkins 463. Valuable enlarged edition: the original edition of the 1937-48 history is exceptionally rare, having been prinyed in an edition of 100 copies. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little rubbed, generally VG in torn dw & rare with light pencil inscrip. "For Lieutenant Colonel Walter L. Hailes Military Cross" plus loosely inserted regimental Christmas Card. See illustration on our website.   £325

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