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Official History 1914-1918   33 Books
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AITKEN (Sir Max) Canada in Flanders: The Official Story of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Vol. I, with Preface by Bonar Law & Intro. by Sir Robert Borden, 12th Ed., xx+247pp, maps & sketches. VG in split/worn dw. H&S. 1916.  #53810
[HLMainPic] A popular official account. Aitken, raised to the peerage as Baron Beaverbrook in 1917, was Canadian Record Oficer in 1914. Falls states "He has here writen a brilliant & moving account of the early career of the 1st Canadian Div., including the story of the gas attack at Ypres... a fine condensed narrative." Orig. cloth, VG in chipped & worn dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
ASPINALL-OGLANDER (Brig. C.F., CB, CMG, DSO) Military Operations: Gallipoli. 1st Eds., complete in 2 text Vols. + 2 Vols. of maps/appendices: xvii+380pp., 20 photos., 19 sketch maps; xiv+517pp., 19 photos., 4 sketch maps; viii+77pp., 5 fldg. maps & vii+85pp., 6 fldg. maps. Heinemann. 1929/1932.  #55026
[HLMainPic] Excellent & widely acclaimed history of which Falls states "No serious student of the War can avoid reading this book... he will find this no imposition, for the book is easily & attractively written." Orig. cloth, gilt, near fine throughout: a very nice & scarce complete set, especially in this condition. See illustration on our website.   £285
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France May 1918 to the Armistice. lxxvi+1099pp., 430 illus. & maps. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1942.  #54623
[HLMainPic] Vol. VI of the Australian Official History. Orig. maroon cloth, lightly but evenly dampspeckled, internally VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
BECKE (Major A.F.) Order of Battle of Divisions: Part 4: The Army Council, G.H.Q.s, Armies & Corps 1914-1918. Facsimile reprint (hardback), [x]+302pp., lge. 8vo. Newport: Westlake. 1990.  #49952
[HLMainPic] Indispensable reference. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
BECKE (Major A.F.) Order of Battle of Divisions: Part 2B: The 2nd Line Territorial Force Divisions (57-69) with the Home Service Divisions (71-73) & 74th & 75th Divisions. Hardback facsimile reprint, ix+147pp., lge. 8vo. VG in dw. Ray Westlake. 1988.  #51676
[HLMainPic] Indispensable reference. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
BECKE (Major A.F.) Order of Battle of Divisions: Part 3A: New Army Divisions (9-26). [Bound with:] Part 3B. New Army Divisions (30-41) & (RN) Division. Hardback facsimile reprint, xi+162 & xi+155pp., lge. 8vo. Newport: Westlake. (c.1990).  #51677
[HLMainPic] Indispensable reference: the two volumes covering the New Army, originally published in 1938 & 1945, reprinted here in one volume. Orig. red cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
BECKE (Major A.F.) Order of Battle of Divisions: Part 1: The British Regular Divisions. Facsimile reprint (paperback), ix+130pp. Nottingham: Sherwood Press. nd (c.1985).  #49948
[HLMainPic] Contains 1st-3rd Cav. Divs., Guards Div., 1st-8th & 27th, 28th & 29th Divisions. Indispensable reference. Orig. grey wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
BROINOWSKI (L.) Ed. Tasmania's War Record 1914-1918. With intro. by Maj.-Gen. Sir J. Gellibrand, KCB, DSO. 1st Ed., xv+370pp., 13 plates, map. Hobart: Govt. of Tasmania. 1921.  #55510
[HLMainPic] Excellent history published for the Govt. of Tasmania in 1921. Includes Tasmanian forces in Gallipoli, Egypt, France & Belgium (12th, 15th, 40th, 47th & 52nd Bns. AIF, 3rd Light Horse & 9th & 17th Artillery Batteries); also chapters on the Medical Corps, Prisoners in Germany & The Civilian Effort, with a complete roll of some 13,000 who enlisted, of whom 2400 were killed, noting wounds, awards &c. Perkins 597. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £225
BUCHAN (John) The History of the South African Forces in France. 1st Ed., 404pp., col. frontis., 17 plates, 22 maps. Nelson. nd (c.1920).  #55583
[HLMainPic] The South African Infantry Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Div., & supporting units at Delville Wood &c. Awards roll. "...a fitting memorial to a great body of men" - Falls. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
BUTLER (Col. A.G., DSO, VD) et al. The Australian Army Medical Services in the War of 1914-1918. Vol. I: The Gallipoli Campaign; The Campaign in Sinai & Palestine; The Occupation of German New Guinea. 2nd Ed., xvi+1010pp., 92 illus. (mainly photos.), 13 maps, 37 diagrams, 12 graphs. Melbourne: AWM. 1938.  #54611
[HLMainPic] Extremely detailed Australian Official history that gives an in-depth view of the organisation & work of medical services at Gallipoli, Egypt &c., together with of statistics of various kinds. Excellent photos., maps & diagrams. Perkins 679. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & all volumes are rare. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £245

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