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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   233 Books
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History of the Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles. 1st Ed., xvi+489pp., col. frontis., 26 photos., 14 maps. Printed for the Regt. 1921.  #53057
Detailed history: 1st Bn. Western Front 1915-18; 2nd Bn. F&F briefly then Palestine & back to France in 1918. Nominal roll, awards &c. VG ex-IWM lib.   £25
The Golden Horseshoe: The Journal of the 37th Division. Original wraps., 112pp., plates & sketches (inc. 10 col. plates). Cassell. 1919.  #53231
[HLMainPic] Written & illus. by men of the division: includes several articles on the history & services of the division (useful as there is no divisional history), plus customary humorous articles, satire &c., with num. sketches & cartoons & appealing col. plates based on paintings/drawings. Wraps.frayed as usual, with some tape repairs, generally sound. See illustrations on our website.   £35

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War Diary of the 1st Life Guards. First Year, 1914-1915. Cheaper Ed., 158pp., 4to, frontis. (with 5 oval portraits of COs), fldg. map. No imprint, The Regt. nd (c.1915).  #36222
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. Second issue binding, lacking ffep, covers soiled & worn, but sound.   £30
The 116th Battalion [Canadian Expeditionary Force] in France. By the Adjutant. 1st Ed., 111pp., 49 photos. (inc. portraits of Fallen Officers &c.). Toronto: Hunter-Rose. 1921.  #53700
[HLMainPic] Served in France/Flanders from Feb. 1917 inc. Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele & Cambrai. Roll of Hon. Perkins states "a bare statement of facts & events with little attempt at comment or analysis." He adds that the author was probably E.P.S. Allen, under whose name the work is copywrited. Orig. wheat cloth, gilt to sp. & front + unit patch to front board. VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
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 (c.1922).  #55326
[HLMainPic] Much detail on organisation & supply in both England & France. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £125
244 Signal Squadron (Air Support). A Programmed Guide. Part I: History, Organisation & Roles. 39pp. dup. typsecript, several diagrams, card covers with plastic spiral binding. The Regt. 1973.  #52140
[HLMainPic] A 'welcome' booklet issued to new members of this Royal Signals unit, containing brief unit history & much detail on its organisation & role working with the RAF in Offensive & Transport Air Support, &c. Introduction signed by the CO & signed by the compiler, WO II (Yeoman of Signals) A.C.T. Tasker inside front over. All pages stamped Restricted. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £25
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.  #52194
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed survey & history of signals throughout the war on the Western Front. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, lacks ffep o/w VG ex-IWM lib. See illustration on our website.   £100
The 23rd London Regiment 1798-1919. Compiled from Contributions by Former Officers of the Regiment. 1st Ed., xvi+188pp., col. frontis., 7 maps. Times Pubg. Co. Ltd. 1936.  #52421
[HLMainPic] Almost entirely (apart from the first short chapter) WW1: 1st Bn. in France inc. Givenchy, Loos, Somme, Ypres, Messines, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles; 2nd Bn. in Salonika & Palestine then briefly in Flanders in 1918. Roll of Hon. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
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
Second Korean Supplement to the Journal of the VIII King's Royal Irish Hussars, 1951-52. 1st Ed., orig. green dec. card wraps., 39pp. large format (28x22cm approx.), 20 photos., several maps & sketches. Printed at Luneberg, Germany, by Druck-und Verlagshaus Hoppe & Co. [For the Regt.]. Contemp.  #52908
[HLMainPic] Containing a chronicle of the VIII R.I. Hussars in Korea; Awards; account of the Battle of Koyang; Obituaries & other pertinent matter. VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £85

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