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Official History 1914-1918 Official History 1914-1918   33 Books
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Report of the Ministry: Overseas Military Forces of Canada 1918. 1st Ed., xv+533pp., 31 photos., 13 fldg. maps. Printed by HMSO By Authority of the Ministry, Overseas Military Forces of Canada. 1919  #57644
[HLMainPic] A full & rewarding official survey of Canadian Corps operations throughout the final year of the war, with some interesting maps & photos; additionally addresses various issues such as The Organisation, Administration & Functions of the Canadian Corps; Operations of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade (1918); GHQ, AG's Branch, QMG's Branch, Railway Troops; Forestry Corps; Canadian Tank Battalion; Medical Corps., &c. &c. Fully indexed. Useful maps & good photos. Orig. grey cloth, titled in black to front & sp., very nice copy & scarce thus. Not in Perkins. See illustration on our website.   £145
Critical Study of the Campaign in Mesopotamia up to April 1917. Compiled by officers of the Staff College, Quetta, October-November 1923. Part I: Report; Part II Maps. 1st Ed., [ii]+vii+361pp., 22 photos. in text vol. (one not called for, but bound-in), 25 maps & sketches, most fldg., in separate map case (lacking "Explanation of the method of giving map co-ordinates..." - but see note below). Printed by the Govt. of India Press, Calcutta, Published by the General Staff Army HQ, India. 1925.  #57742
[HLMainPic] For Official Use Only. Very rare study based on a tour of the battlefield by students of the Staff College at Quetta, some of whom had participated in the campaign: "In the autumn of 1923 a tour of the Mesopotamian battlefields was carried out by the instructors & students of the Staff College, Quetta, & the course of the campaign & the principal operations were studied on the spot. This work contains a brief history of the campaign up to the end of April 1917 put together before & during the tour, with a critical analysis of the more important actions & the results of discussions on some of the problems of strategy & organization which arose in the course of the campaign... The results of this Staff College Tour are considered to be of such value that they are here produced under official auspices..." Valuable study. Orig. printed paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip titled in black, little rubbed & worn, sl. dampstains to eps, generally VG, with 1925 ownership inscrip. of Capt. A.N. Stokes Roberts. Note: the mapcase lacks the "Explanation of the method of giving map co-ordinates," but his is not essential to the history & the only other copy we have handled, about a quarter of a century ago, also lacked this item. See illustrations on our website.   £750
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
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France May 1918 to the Armistice. Hardback reprint, lxxvi+1099pp., 430 illus. & maps. VG in dw. Univ. of Queensland Press. 1983  #56272
[HLMainPic] Vol. VI of the Australian Official History. Scarce hardback reprint. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France 1916. Hardback reprint, xvi+1036pp., 475 illus. & maps. VG in dw. Univ. of Queensland Press. 1982  #56269
[HLMainPic] Vol. III of the Australian Official History. Scarce reprint. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
BEAN (C.E.W.) The Australian Imperial Force in France during the Main German Offensive, 1918. Hardback reprint, xii+825pp., numerous illus. & maps. VG in dw. Univ. of Queensland Press. 1983  #56271
[HLMainPic] Vol. V of the Australian Official History. Scarce hardback reprint. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
BEAVERBROOK (Lord) Canada in Flanders: Vol. II of The Official Story of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. 1st Ed., xx+258pp, maps & sketches. H&S. 1917  #56382
[HLMainPic] A popular official account. Max Aitken, raised to the peerage as Baron Beaverbrook in 1917, was Canadian Record Oficer in 1914. Falls states "He has here written 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. red cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
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
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
CORBETT (Sir Julian S.) History of the Great War based on Official Documents... Naval Operations. Vol. II. 1st Ed., xi+448pp., 5 fldg. plans in end-pockets at front & rear, 12 bound in. Longmans, Green & Co. 1921  #55974
[HLMainPic] This vol. largely devoted to Dardanelles campaign, from inception of the campaign to May 1915. Also the German raids on the Yorkshire Coast, Dogger Bank &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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