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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   370 Books
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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
Territorial Battalions of the Regiments of Surrey & Their Successors. 2nd Ed., revised., orig. dec. card wraps., 108pp. approx. 40 photos., plate of badges. Regimental Museum. 1992  #61972
[HLMainPic] Illustrated history containing an account of each TA infantry unit of the Surrey & East Surrey Regiments & the amalgamated Queen's Royal Regiment, inc. several London Regt. battalions, 21st, 22nd, 24th, also 4th & 5th Surreys &c., including personal recollections of a number of members. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
History of the 1/6th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 1st Ed., [ii]+91pp. Birmingham: Cornish. 1922  #60544
[HLMainPic] Western Front from March 1915, 48th (South Midland) Div., devastated on 1/7/16 (attached to 4th Div. for the assault on the Quadrilalteral & had one officer left by 11 a.m.). 3rd Ypres, Vimy &c., Italian Front in 1918. Roll of Hon., awards, officers (with dates of joining, leaving &c.), & of men who served continuously from embarkation to armistice. Small book but informative & very scarce. Orig. red cloth, VG with later unprepossessing bookplate. See illustration on our website.   £75
The 1st Canadian Division in the Battles of 1918. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 55pp., 4 plates, 5 maps. Barrs & Co. 1919  #60730
[HLMainPic] Good accounts & maps of Battles of Amiens, Arras & Cambrai, Aug.-Sept. 1918. Very nice copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
History of the 520th (Field) Company R.E. (T.F.) formerly known as the 2/3rd London (Field) Company R.E. (T.F.) 1914-1918. 1st Ed., [90]pp., portrait frontis. War Narratives Publishing Co. 1919  #60779
[HLMainPic] Appealing history of service in France & Flanders with 47th (London) Div. 1915-18 inc. Loos, Somme, Messines, Cambrai. Roll of Hon., Hons. & Awards, nominal roll, &c. Orig. red cloth, stained o/w VG & scarce with owenership inscrip. of S. Warren, 74 Hewitt Rd., Hornsey, N8, who is listed in the appendices as No. 550226 Cpl. S.C. Warren who was wounded at Spoil Bank, Ypres, 10th June 1917, an event which he has also recorded in a pencil marginal note at the appropriate place in the text. See illustration on our website.   £85
59th Division 1915-1919. 1st Ed., 186pp., 9 photos., 2 plans. Chesterfield: Wilfred Edmunds Ltd. 1928  #62382
[HLMainPic] Collaborative effort mostly by officers of the Division. Served Ireland (sent to quell the Easter Rising) & then F&F from Feb. 1917 & fought at Passchendaele, Bourlon Wood, March Offensive &c. Orig. cloth, sp. chipped with sl. loss at head, rubbed & lightly dampstained o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website   £100
A Short Historical Sketch of the 6th Vol. Battn. (Prince of Wales' Own) West Yorkshire Regiment. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 12pp. Printed by Jennings, 37 Briggate, Leeds. 1919  #60884
[HLMainPic] Slim but very nice produced history of this Home Service Bn., 1914-18. VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
A War Record of the 21st London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 277pp., frontis. Privately published. 1927  #60893
[HLMainPic] France & Flanders from March 1915 with 47th (London) Div. inc. Loos, Vimy Ridge, Somme, Ypres, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in silver gilt with regimental crest & red bands to front, VG. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
History of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Vol. VI: Gallipoli, Macedonia, Egypt & Palestine 1914-18. 1st Ed., xvii+444pp., 6 portraits, 6 fldg. maps in end-pocket, 7 sketch maps in text. VG in dw. Chatham: Inst. of REs. 1952  #61066
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of all aspects of Sapper operations in Gallipoli, Salonika &c. RE Orders of Battle for each theatre of war appended. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
A History of the Sixty-Sixth Field Artillery Brigade American Expeditionay Forces, Composed of the 146th & the 148th Field Artillery; National Guard Troops from the Western States of Colorado, Wyoming, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, New Mexico. 1st Ed., 379pp., 105 photos., 7 fldg. maps. Denver: Smith-Brooks. nd (c.1919)  #61173
[HLMainPic] Lavish & well-illustrated but sadly lacks two maps. Orig. cloth, rather worn, sound. See illustration on our website.   £20

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