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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   341 Books
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History of the 1st & 2nd Bns. North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales') 1914-1923. 1st Ed., [vii]+120pp., 4to, 4 plates, 8 maps & plans. Longton, Staffs: Hughes & Harber. nd 1933  #57680
[HLMainPic] Almost entirely 1st Bn., Western Front from Sept. 1914, 17 Bde., 6th Div., with a short account of the 2nd Bn. on the NWF & in Afghanistan 1919. Casualty statistics, awards roll. Orig. brown cloth, gilt to front, sl. chipped, generally VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £100
A Short History of the 55th Infantry Brigade in the War of 1914-18. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 51pp. Burt & Sons, Printers. nd (c.1919).  #58246
[HLMainPic] CONFIDENTIAL: For Private Circulation Only, but printed so that "every officer & man might be in possession of a short history of his Brigade before he was demobilised." Brigade of the 18th Division, consisting of 7th Queens, 7th Buffs, 8th East Surrey & 7th Royal West Kents. Contains history of its formation in 1914 & services in France 1915-18 inc. Somme 1916, Ypres 1917, German Offensive 1918, Final Advance &c., with several rolls of officers & staff, award winners (inc. citations for some representative awards, inc. MM &c.). Orig. brown printed wraps., sl. creased o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £95
Historical Records of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Volume III. 1st Ed., xxiii+468pp., 4to, 31 plates, 20 of 22 fldg. maps. Blackwood. 1931  #61336
[HLMainPic] Fine record of the regular Cameron battalions 1914-1918, 1st Bn. on Western Front & 2nd Bn. in Salonika. Roll of Hon., awards, &c. Orig. dark green cloth, gilt, VG & rare, clean ex-MHS copy, lacking 2 of the 5 end-pocket maps. See illustration on our website.   £100
Operations of the XIII Corps Between 3rd October & 11th November, 1918. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [ii]+59pp., large fldg. map (detailing the advance of the Corps). Hill & Ainsworth, Ltd., Printers, Stoke & Hanley. nd (c.1919).  #58159
Attractive, rare & detailed account of the Final Advance of Morland's XIII Corps (18th, 25th, 50th & 66th Divisions) inc. actions of Gouy, Le Catelet & Beaurevoir, the forcing of the Selle, passage of the Foret de Mormal & capture of Landrecies, &c. Appendices include Orders of Battle, Engineering & Artillery Notes, tables of captures & troops engaged, &c. Orig. dec. wraps., little spotted, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
The 'Second-Seconds' in France: The Story of the 2/2nd City of London Field Ambulance. 1st Ed., 109pp., illus., map. Spottiswoode. 1920  #58146
[HLMainPic] France & Flanders from Feb. 1916, 56th Div., Somme, Arras, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai. Roll of officers, awards, names & addresses of old comrades. Orig. wheat cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
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  #61365
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed survey & history of signals throughout the war on the Western Front. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. sunned & little chipped o/w VG with ownership inscrip. of "Joseph Doust. 'Worlston,' Overcliffe, Gravesend, January 1922" & loosely inserted orig. typescript foolscap leaf "Report on Working of Wireless Communication, 56th Division During the Advance Between November 3rd. and 11th. 1918" dated 19/11/1918 & signed by J. Doust, Lieut. R.E., O.C. Signals Wireless Section 56th Division. Also a later ownership inscription. See illustration on our website.   £165
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. Bridging. 1st Ed., 87pp., num. photos., fldg. drawings, diagrams, sketches & maps. Chatham: RE Institution. 1921  #61367
[HLMainPic] Typically detailed & well-illustrated volume in this series with a history of bridging during operations (as canals, rivers & other obstacles needed to be overcome), also types of bridges, loads &c., with impressive range of photos. & drawings, maps & diagrams. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
Regimental Standing Orders & Customs of the East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own) 1956. [v]+70pp. + musical scores (regimental march &c.). Beverley: Wright & Hoggard, Minster Press. 1956  #58120
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental orders & instructions; also regimental customs & traditions. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt to front, paper label to sp. VG with ink ownership. inscrip of Lt.-Col. 4 EYR. See illustration on our website.   £20
The History of the Eighth Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xiii+286pp., 38 photos., 4 fldg. maps. Printed Privately for the Bn. by Hazell, Watson & Viney Ltd. 1921  #60575
[HLMainPic] 24th Div. in F&F 1915-18: Battles of Loos, Somme, Vimy, 3rd Ypres, German Spring Offensive, Final Advance from Cambrai to Mauberge 1918. Awards roll. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & a rather interesting copy signed by about a dozen Old Comrades on ffep, also by the 1917-18 CO on his portrait within the book, and also on his portrait within the book, their VC: Lt. D.J. Dean. See illustrations on our website.   £145
The Red Lanyard: Journal of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment. Vol. 2 No. 7, August 1946. Orig. dec. wraps., 24pp., photos. & cartoons. Detmold: Herman Bosmann. 1946  #56527
[HLMainPic] Attractive & scarce journal containing regimental news, sports, &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25

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