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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   289 Books
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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  #50788
Much detail on organisation & supply in both England & France. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG.   £125
War Diary of the 1st Life Guards. First Year, 1914-1915. 1st Ed., 80pp., 4to, frontis. (with 5 oval portraits of COs). No imprint, The Regt. nd  #49051
[HLMainPic] Based on the diaries of Lt.-Col. E.B. Cook, Surgeon-Major Cowie & the official regimental War Diary. Rolls of officers, Rolls of Honour &c. Fine copy of superior quarto edition, orig. deluxe three-qtr. morocco, gilt, dec. faux silk endpapers. See illustration on our website.   £90
2/4 Battalion Hampshire Regiment 1914-1919. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps. with cord tie, 68pp., 4to, 2 maps. Privately printed. nd 1920  #57016
[HLMainPic] 2/4th Hants. in Palestine May 1917-May 1918 then in France with the 62nd (West Riding) Div. for the Final Advance June-Nov. 1918 inc. Havrincourt, Marcoing & Le Quesnoy. Several rolls of officers, awards. Casualties noted in text. Somewhat chipped but VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
The Irish Canadian Rangers. 1st Ed., 57pp., 27 plates (inc. several fldg. group photos.). Montreal: Gazette Printing Co. Ltd. 1916  #56895
[HLMainPic] Raising, recruiting & training of the 55th (later renumbered for foreign service 199th) Duchess of Connaught's Irish Canadian Rangers, various portraits, rolls of officers &c. Does not include active service experiences & Perkins states: "The main value of this item is its description of the manner in which the 199th was formed & the names of officers & men who were associated with it." Orig. green cloth, gilt, small chipo to sp. with loss of a little cloth o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
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  #56869
[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. blue qtr. morocco (deluxe edition), gilt, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £120
KRRC Chronicle 1917. 1st Ed., xii+327pp., 7 illus., 7 fldg. maps. Murray, For the Regt. 1920  #53935
[HLMainPic] Detailed war records of all bns. on service, excellent maps inc. Arras, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai &c. Rolls of officers killed & wounded, obituaries, roll of awards. Publication of this edition was delayed until after the armistice to avoid constraints of censorship & presents as comprehensive, accurate record as possible. Orig. green cloth, blocked red & silver, sl. marking to cloth o/w VG with ink ownership inscrip. "Walter C. Barrow. Lieut. (60th) King's Royal Rifles." See illustration on our website.   £45
History of the 50th Infantry Brigade 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 175pp., 10 fldg. maps. Printed for Private Circulation. 1919  #57006
[HLMainPic] 17th (Northern) Div., 10th WYR; 7th EYR; 7th Yorkshires & 7th Y&L. Orders of Battle, officers roll with details of service for all four bns., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with ownership inscrip. of "J.G. Laithwaite, 10th Lancs. Fusiliers, 52nd Brigade, May 1017-July 1918" (Sir Gilbert Laithwaite became a senior colonial adminstrator & published his recollections of March 1918 in 1971). See illustration on our website.   £65
History of the East Lancashire Regiment in the Great War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xvi+568pp., 16 photos., 83 maps (some fldg.). VG in sl. chipped dw. Liverpool: Littlebury Bros. 1936  #56873
[HLMainPic] Substantial & very rare history inc. Western Front, Gallipoli, Mespot. & Macedonia. Orig. green cloth, gilt, ex-AMOT, VG thus in dw with laid-in note from joint-author [Major] H.T. MacMullen to Cecily Nicholson "in fond memory of her gallant & distinguished Father" i.e., Maj.-Gen. Sir Lothian Nicholson, KCB, CMG, a former Colonel of the Regt., & joint author. See illustration on our website.   £225
264 (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (T.A.) A Short History. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [32]pp, 4 plates. Royal Artillery Institution. 1948  #56422
[HLMainPic] Inc. WW1 Western Front & Egypt/Palestine; WW2 North Africa & Italy. Roll of Hon. & awards for both wars. VG ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £45
A Short History of the Units administered by the Kent Territorial & Auxiliary Forces Association. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 88pp. (inc. adverts), several photos. Published & Produced by Reid-Hamilton Publishers. nd (c.1950).  #56424
[HLMainPic] The "Official Handbook" to the Territorial & Auxiliary Forces of the County of kent, c.1950, inc. details of various local Artillery, Engineer, RAMC, REME &c. units. VG ex-IWM. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35

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