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Official History 1914-1918   31 Books
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Österreich-Ungarns Letzter Krieg 1914-1918. Herausgegeben vom Österreichischen Bundeministerium für Heereswesen und vom Kriegsarchiv. [Austro-Hungary's Last War 1914-1918]. Complete set of 7 text vols. each with accompanying mapcase, plus rare final Index vol.,1st Eds, each text vol. consisting of around 800pp., with hundreds of fldg. maps & sketch maps in the mapcases. Wien: Verlag der Militärwissenschaftlichen Mitteilungen. 1930-38.  #54456
[HLMainPic] Very rare complete set of the Austro-Hungarian official history. Concersn operations on the Eastern Front. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, ex-Air Ministry Lib., sps. faded, Vol. I text neatly rebacked (retaining orig. spine panel), mapcases rather worn & dilapidated o/w sound & complete. See illustration 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
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 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 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 2B: The 2nd Line Territorial Force Divisions (57-69) with the Home Service Divisions (71-73) & 74th & 75th Divisions. 1st Ed., ix+147pp., lge. 8vo. HMSO. 1937.  #55528
[HLMainPic] Indispensable reference. Orig. grey printed paper covered board with red cloth backstrip, VG ex-reference lib. with just minor markings, near fine thus. Just 520 copies printed of this volume. See illustration on our website.   £125
BECKE (Major A.F.) Order of Battle of Divisions: Part 2A: The Territorial Force Mounted Divisions & the 1st-Line Territorial Force Divisions (42-56). 1st Ed., ix+156pp. HMSO. 1936.  #55527
[HLMainPic] Indispensable reference. Orig. grey printed paper covered board with red cloth backstrip, VG ex-reference lib. with just minor markings, near fine thus & scarce. Just 550 copies printed of this volume. See illustration on our website.   £125

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