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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   593 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

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The Ruhleben Prisoners: The Government Attitude. Pamphlet No. 3. Orig. printed wraps., 32pp. Issued by The Ruhleben Prisoners' Release Committee. 1917.  #47526
[HLMainPic] Records of the Committee's efforts to obtain early release for civilian internees. VG. See illustration on our website.   £14

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With the First Canadian Contingent. Published on Behalf of the Candian Field Comforts Commission. 1st Ed., 119pp., illus. throughout. Toronto & London: H&S. [1915].  #51804
[HLMainPic] Includes a number of "Letters from the Front" & front line photos. Orig. green cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £15

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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

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Cross & Cockade (Great Britain). The Society of World War I Aero Historians Journal. Vol. I, No. 1, Spring 1970-Vol. 35, No. 4, Winter 2004: a run of 140 issues from the first number onwards, approx. 7000pp. in all, A4 format with num. col. & b/w photos. & other illustraions. The Society. Contemp.  #55986
[HLMainPic] A very fine thirty-four year run from 1970-2004, 17 volumes uniformly bound in blue cloth with gilt titles to sps., retaining orig. card wraps. These are excellent, high quality magazines containing an immense range of original material, much of it contributed by, or garnered from, the diaries & recollections of both British & German veteran flyers in their later years & consequently containing much unrepeatable & in-depth source material & research based on interviews, letters & diaries, plus many excellent photos. & other illustrations. Rare & nicely presented set. See illustration on our website.   £850

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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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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

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More Songs by the Fighting Men (Soldier Poets - Second Series). 1st Ed., 144pp. Erskine Macdonald. 1917.  #31515
War poetry by serving soldiers. VG.   £10

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The History of U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 6 And its Part in the American Expeditionary Forces 1917-1918. 1st Ed., with an intro. by Henry Alden Shaw, late Col., Medical Corps, US Army. viii+265pp., portait frontis., approx. 50 photos., fldg. plan of the hospital (near Bordeaux). Boston, Mass. 1924.  #53353
[HLMainPic] Detailed & well-illustrated account of this hospital unit with rolls of officers & men employed there. Includes accounts of the work of various departments (X-Ray, Neuro-Psychiatric Work, Opthalmological Work, activities of Surgeons & Surgical Teams), plus Statistical Survey & other detail. Orig. cloth, VG, see illustration on our website.   £45

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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

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