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The First World War Personal memoirs of soldiers of all nations on all fronts, anthologies, literature and fiction, history and analysis   605 Books
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The "Graphic" Souvenir of the German Navy's Surrender November 1918. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 32pp., 4to, approx. 85 photos. The Graphic. [1918].  #53459
[HLMainPic] Illustrated record of the surrender with num. photos. of surface craft, U-boats &c. Nice clean copy. See illustration on our website.   £25
A Memoir of Brigadier-General Walter Long, CMG, DSO. 1st Ed., vii+77pp., 210x150mm, 10 portraits, photo. of his grave in France. Printed for Private Circulation by John Murray. 1921.  #55676
[HLMainPic] Memoir of Brig. Gen. Walter Long, CMG, DSO, who was Ed. at Harrow & entered the Scots Greys in 1899 via the Militia, winning the DSO during the South African War. He was a squadron commander in 1914 & the work includes letters from the Boer War as well as France and Flanders 1914-15 with the Scots Greys, commanding 6th (S) Bn. Wiltshire Regt. 1915-16 & 56th Infantry Brigade November 1916 until killed by a shell on 28th January 1917. 'Toby' Long is buried in Couin British Cemetery. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, Scots Greys badge to front, sp. faded o/w VG with laid-in ms. & typed note "Eva Keyes With the Compliments of Lord Long of Wraxall 8th September 1921" & loosely inserted letter fom 'Long of Wraxall' to Lady Keyes, dated 1-ix-21. See illustration on our website.   £145
The Treaties of Peace 1919-1923. Volume I: Containing The Treaty of Versailles, The Treaty of St. Germain-en-Laye & The Treaty of Trianon. [Together with:] Volume II: Containing The Teaties of Neuilly & Svres, The Teaties Between the United states & Germany, Austria & Hungary Respectively, & The Treaty of Lausanne, The Convention Respecting the Regime of the Straits & Other Instruments Signed at Lausanne. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., lxxvii+[v]+1098pp. in all, 16 maps. NY: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 1924.  #55613
[HLMainPic] Valuable & detailed work with useful maps plus Summary of the Legal Basis for the New Boundaries & a very helpful introduction containing much useful info. on various minor territories, &c. Orig. olive green cloth, VG ex-reference lib. & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
The Wipers Times: A Complete Facsimile of the Famous World War One Trench Newspaper. Incorporating the New Church Times, The Kemmel Times, The Somme Times, The B.E.F. Times, the Better Times. Foreword by Henry Williamson. Reprint, xx+377pp., 4to, ep maps. VG in dw. Davies. 1973.  #55597
[HLMainPic] This edition with intro., notes & glossary contributed by Patrick Beaver. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
Canada in Khaki: A Tribute to the Officers & Men now serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Vol. I. 1st Ed., 172pp., 4to, numerous photos., sketches & cartoons (some col.). Canadian War Records Office. 1917.  #55121
[HLMainPic] Contains numerous interesting & informative articles, plus many interesting photos., col. artworks depciting Canadian actions, cartoons &c. relating to the Canadian experience on the Western Front.Orig. printed wraps., somewhat chipped & torn, sound ex-lib. See illustration on our website.   £20
The Last Lap. By "G," with Preface by E.B.O. 2nd Ed., 141pp. VG in dw. Melrose. 1917.  #54696
[HLMainPic] Reproduction from the Morning Post of the observations on the Western Front of one who "has served as a war correspondent in many parts of the world & seen the evolution of modern methods with his own eyes." Nice copy in dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
The Cannoneers Have Hairy Ears: A Diary from the Front Lines. 1st Ed., xiv+337pp. NY: Sears & Co. 1927.  #55793
[HLMainPic] An American gunner officer's most engaging memoirs of the campaign at Mont Sec & in the Argonne, Romagne & Meuse during 1918. He received three citations for gallantry & the book includes some interestings appendices relating to events & individuals of the author's unit. Orig. orange cloth, little stained, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
Fourth Army Headquarters Memorial to General Lord Rawlinson. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., 17pp., portrait frontis., 3 plates. No imprint/date. [1927].  #53658
[HLMainPic] Following Rawly's death in 1925 officers of his HQ subscribed for an ornate bookcase to house important 4th Army documents, & for these to be specially bound, with memorial bookplates, the whole piece to be presented to the Staff College in memory of their commander. The bookcase currently resides in the IWM's storage at Duxford & the contents, presumably, form part of their archives. This booklet contains a summary of Rawlinson's career, details of the plan for the memorial bookcase & the address by Montgomery-Massingberd when it was presented to the Staff College. Also contains a roll of 144 officers & men of 4th Army HQ who subscribed to the project, noting their appointment at that HQ & dates of service. VG & rare survival of a fine tribute to a respected GOC. See illustration on our website.   £50
Henry Dundas, Scots Guards: A Memoir. 1st Ed., xv+253pp., portrait frontis. Blackwood. 1921.  #55677
[HLMainPic] Memoir containing most interesting letters from the front 1916-18 (describing aspects of trench warfare such as raids & patrols & presenting an authentic veteran's view of the Western Front inc. Somme & Passchendaele). Ed. at Eton & joined Scots Guards Sept. 1915: 1st Bn. in France from June 1916, serving with them up until his death apart from some time attd. to brigade staff. MC & bar; KiA 27/9/18. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
The Battle of the Bight: Being the Official Narrative of the Naval Engagement between the British & German Fleets in the Heligoland Bight on Friday, August 28th, 1914, with Drawings by Frank Mason & Arthur Briscoe, & Rudyard Kipling's Poem 'The Destroyers.' 2nd Imp., orig. dec. wraps., oblong 4to, [ii]+20pp., several sketches. Printed & published by 'The Yachting Monthly' (Battle Souvenirs, No. 1). 1915.  #53462
[HLMainPic] The official Despatches of Beatty, Tyrwhitt ('Arethusa') & Keyes (Submarine Flotilla), including recommendations for awards &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25

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