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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   684 Books
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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
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
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
The German Raid on Scarborough, December 16th, 1914. 1st Ed., 4pp. letterpress followed by 12 photo. plates, each with lengthy caption. Dennis & Sons Ltd. Contemp.  #51220
[HLMainPic] Contemp. illustrated souvenir of the bombardment of the town by German battleships, when some (estimated) 500-700 shells landed in Scarborough & 19 people were killed & 80 wounded. A short description of these events followed by 12 tipped-in plates, each with a complete description of the scene depicted. Orig. blue cloth, gilt to front, sp. chipped but nice example. See illustration on our website.   £25
War Poems by "X" (i.e. T.W.H. Crosland). 1st Ed., viii+96pp. Martin Secker. Oct. 1916.  #56357
[HLMainPic] Dedicated to "The Artists' Rifles... in the First Battalion of which I have many friends." Reilly p.100. Orig. red cloth with paper sp. label, minor wear, near VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
War Graves of the Empire. Reprinted from the Special Number of The Times November 10, 1928. 1st Ed. in volume form, xi+80pp., 4to, frontis., 8 plates + num. photos. in text. The Times. 1928.  #56355
The work & guiding principles of the (then) Imperial War Graves Commission, & the cemeteries & memorials in all theatres of war, with much interesting detail on the building of cemeteries & memorials on all fronts. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. sunned o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £50
The King's Pilgrimage. 1st Ed., c.100pp., illus. throughout. H&S. 1922.  #56354
[HLMainPic] Interesting photographic record of George V's visit to the war cemeteries in France & Flanders in May 1922, with fine photos. of some of the cemeteries & memorials that he visited, a narrative of his travels & descriptions of scenery & surroundings as they were at that time. Orig. purple cloth, blocked in white, fading to sp. & part of front board o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
Friends of France. The Field Service of the American Ambulance described by its members. 1st Ed., xix+298pp. frontis., approx. 30 photos. Smith, Elder & Co. 1916.  #53354
[HLMainPic] The organisation & work of the Ambulance in France & Flanders 1914-15, together with portaits & service details of various members of the unit. Orig. blue cloth, somewhat worn but very sound ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £20
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
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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