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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   421 Books
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The Story of the Sixteenth Infantry in France. By the Regimental Chaplain. Orig. dec. wraps., [111]pp. No imprint/date.  #59057
[HLMainPic] American Expeditionary Force infantry bn. in France 1917-18: account of their operations plus rolls of officers, Casualties &c. Stated to be copyright 1919 by the unidentified author, & printed in Frankfurt, but the look & feel of this copy is not of that era, & probably dates from the 1970s. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
History of the 1st & 2nd Bns. North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales') 1914-1923. 1st Ed., deluxe version, [vii]+120pp., 4to, 4 plates, 8 maps & plans. Longton, Staffs: Hughes & Harber. nd 1933  #63796
[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. Very nice copy of the superior edition: orig. qtr. blue morocco with blue cloth covd. boards, gilt to front & sp. Very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
51st Battalion Hampshire Regiment, British Army of the Rhine 1919-20. Printed wraps., oblong 4to, title page followed by one page letterpress Short History of Bn. then 18 photogravure plates, printed rectos. only, depicting groups of officers, NCOs, bn. on parade, band & drums, transport &c. VG. No imprint/date, ?Germany, c. Dec. 1919  #60025
[HLMainPic] Orig. wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
History of the Pembroke Yeomanry. 1st Ed., viii+107pp., photos., map. Haverfordwest: The Regt. 1959  #60038
[HLMainPic] Inc. WW1 in Palestine & WW2 Middle East. Addenda covering period 1959-1967 (12pp.) loosely inserted. Rolls of officers. Orig. blue cloth, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
Scrap Book of the 7th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry (13th Foot) being a chronicle of their experiences in the Great War, 1914-1918, contributed by officers & other ranks... [And:] Cambrai... A Supplement to the Scrap Book of the 7th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. With a Foreword by Col. C.J. Troyte-Bullock, DSO. 1st Ed., 156pp., plate, 2 maps. Aylesbury: Fredk. Samuels Ltd., The Kingsbury Press. 1932  #60123
[HLMainPic] 61st Bde., 20th (Light) Div., Western Front 1915-18: Somme (notably capture of Guillemont), 3rd Ypres (inc. capture of Langemarck, Eagle Trench), Cambrai &c. A fine collaborative effort organised by Capt. H.A. Foley, MC, who served with the bn. 1915-18 (PoW, March 1918) & whose brother was killed with it in May 1917. Orig. blue cloth gilt, VG & very rare, inscribed by "E.F. Eberle, late Lieut: Somerset Light Infantry. December 1932" - who served in the battalion & is mentioned within - plus signatures of 14 former comrades in H.A. Foley, A.A. Andrews & others, some of whom were contributors to the book. See illustration on our website.   £225
The 11th Battalion Gordon Highlanders 1914-1916. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 115pp., 31 photos. Published for the Battalion by Maclure, Macdonald & Co., Glasgow. 1916  #60155
[HLMainPic] Story of this training bn. in the UK with valuable rolls of the services of around 240 Gordons officers & many more NCOs who passed through it; also various named group photos. of officers, NCOs &c., also a nominal roll with group photo. of every draft provided for the front, recording many hundreds of names & faces. VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
Diary of the 2/4th Battalion The Border Regiment, 1914-19. 1st Ed., 39pp., 4to. Carlisle: Thurnam & Sons, Printers. 1920  #60164
[HLMainPic] Served India inc. ops. on the NWF in 1917 & Afghanistan 1919. Rolls of officers & NCOs, those died, wounded &c. (mainly attd. to units in Mespot.). Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
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
Standing Orders 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers [1911]. 83pp. Canterbury: Printed by S.A. Grinder. 1911  #62270
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental regulations, duties of officers &c. Bound with blank interleaves. VG with ink ownership inscrip. "I.A. Straker Esqre 9th Lancers 7/12/12" (Note: Ian Allgood Straker proceeded to France with the regiment in August 1914; was one of the party of volunteers who with Capt. Grenfell (who received the VC on this occasion) helped save the guns at Elouges on 24th August 1914 & was wounded in the action at Pecy on 6th Sept. Retired on half pay in 1919. Orig. dec. red & yellow cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
Historical Record of 125 Heavy Battery, R.G.A., in France. Bound photocopy of unpublished typescript history, 8pp., foolscap. nd (compiled c.1920s)  #63215
[HLMainPic] A good account of service in France from April 1916 to the armistice, including Battle of the Somme 1916, Final advance near Cambrai 1918, &c., plus much work in the line in between major events. Casualties & awards, to all ranks, noted with some detail in the text. Recent plain blue cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35

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