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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   274 Books
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A Short History of the Brigade of Gaurds. Revised Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [iii]+95pp., 6 maps (several fldg.). Aldershot: G&P. 1944  #58137
[HLMainPic] Useful history inc. Peninsular & Waterloo, Crimea, Egypt, Boer War & WW1, with list of Guards officers holding senior commands during 1914-18, casualty statistics, &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
K.O.Y.L.I. Regimental Standing Orders 1933. viii+204ipp. Aldershot: G&P. 1933  #50738
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental regulations &c. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £10
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War, 1914-19. Supply of Engineer Stores & Equipment. 1st Ed., 109pp., fldg. map, tables. Chatham: RE Institute. nd  #55326
[HLMainPic] Much detail on organisation & supply in both England & France. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £125
The Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Bn.) Record of War Service 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 136pp., 30 plates, map. Glasgow: Clark. 1920  #55278
[HLMainPic] A 'Pals' battalion; F&F 1915-18 (Somme 1/7/16 at Mouquet Farm where Sgt. Turnbull won a VC; Beaumont Hamel; Messines; Passchendaele &c.). Nominal roll, awards. Orig. grey & red cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £50
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. The Signal Service (France). 1st Ed., xvi+359pp., frontis., 20 drawings/diagrams (some fldg.). Chatham: RE Institution. 1921  #57973
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed survey & history of signals throughout the war on the Western Front. This volume by R.E. Priestley, MC, BA, late Major, RE, who accompanied Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic in 1907-09 & 1909, & Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910-13 as geologist He was one of Campbell's party who speny seven months marooned in an ice-cave during the austral winter, eating penguin & seal. He was a founder of the Scott Polar Research Insitute & Vice-Chanceller of Birmingham University. Commissioned in the RE in 1914 he commanded the 46th (North Midland) Divisional Signal Company 1917-19 & was awarded the Military Cross for the Hindenburg Line in October 1918. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with interesting author inscrip. "W.G. Streets in memory of comradeship in war at the Wireless Training Centre. Raymond Priestley. Birmingham August 1942." See illustrations on our website.   £225
The Tenth Battalion the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) A Record & A Memorial 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xix+168pp., 23 portraits of officers, from drawings by Lt. H.J. Gunn, 3 photos. Edinburgh: Printed for Private Circulation. 1923  #58061
[HLMainPic] Fine history (written by four former officers of the battalion) with 15th (Scottish) Div., Western Front 1915-18 inc. Loos, Somme, Arras, Ypres &c. Officers' roll noting dates served in the bn. &c., roll of awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in black, tather rubbed & worn but sound & rare. See illustration on our website.   £120
The History of the London Rifle Brigade 1859-1919. 1st Ed., text & mapcase: xx+515p., 6 plates, 17 sketch maps in text + 5 lge. fldg. maps in separate case. Constable. 1921  #58116
[HLMainPic] 5th Londons F&F 1914-18 Plugstreet, 2nd Ypres, 1/7/16 at Gommecourt &c. Detailed & readable history with num. anecdotes &c. Appendices inc. officers' services, awards. Complete: text + 5 fldg. maps in separate mapcase. Orig. green cloth, silver gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
Middlesex Yeomanry Magazine. Souvenir Number 1914-1919. Orig. green printed wraps., 72pp., illus. The Regt, nd  #57678
[HLMainPic] War records (Gallipoli & Palestine) & various personal narratives, anecdotes, obits. & citations. Roll of Hon., awards. Sl. chipped o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £85
A Short History of the South Wales Borderers 24th Foot & The Monmouthshire Regiment. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 112pp. Cardiff: Western Mail. nd (c.1954).  #58124
[HLMainPic] Useful concise history of these regiments with much on all battalions in WW1 & WW2. Orig. green printed wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
History of the East Lancashire Royal Engineers. 1st Ed., xxvi+268pp., 9 illus. For Private Circulation. 1921  #57629
[HLMainPic] 427th, 428th & 429th Field Coys. & 42nd Div. Signal Coy., Gallipoli, Egypt & Western Front from 1917. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. blue cloth, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £50

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