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THE OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY (THE 43rd/52nd REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Booth, Philip.  Introduction by Lt. General Sir Brian Horrocks.
1 Booth, Philip. Introduction by Lt. General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY (THE 43rd/52nd REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1971, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520290 B&w photographs, reproductions, music to Regimental March. Errata sheet tipped in on half-title page. "Since their formation in the mid-eighteenth century the 43rd and 52nd Regim ents of Foot have had a variety of changes in title, achieving in 1908 the name by which they will always be remembered, that of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, although the old cherished numbers, by which the regiments w e r e k n o w n before the Cardwell Reforms, have always b een unofficially used by the regular battalions. In 1803 they were the first regiments to become light infantry in Sir John Moore's Light Brigade, and achieved further fame in the Penins ul ar W ar as p ar t of Craufurd's Light Division. Perhaps the 52 nd's most famous success was at Waterloo, when, under Sir John Colborne's skilful handling, they made the famous charge which carried the day for the allies. With customary skill an d c our age suc cee din g generations in the Regiment lived up to their illustrious predecessors, particularly in the First and Second World Wars; their stand on the Somme in 1918 against the full weight of the German army, and their part in th e gl ider -bor ne l a ndin gs a t D- Da y are only two examples of the fighting skill which has made this regiment famous. Together with the 60th Rifles and the Rifle Brigade they are now part of the Royal Green Jackets - indeed a happy issue out o f the affl ictio n of po st wa r org anisa tio n." Minor browning to pages, small paper pull at fore-edge of front endpapers, light browning to edges of textblock, book is lightly cocked, small bump at bottom edge of front board and at bottom corn er of both b oards, mino r e dge we ar, li ght wr inkl ing at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has tiny/small chip/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear archivally taped, light browning - moder ate on spine and fla p-fold s, w ater st ains on inside of s pine, light water marks at top inside of front flap-fold/top edge. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
RIFLEMAN: ELITE SOLDIERS OF THE WARS AGAINS NAPOLEON.  MILITARY ILLUSTRATED., Elliot-Wright, Philipp.  Colour plates by Christa Hook.
2 Elliot-Wright, Philipp. Colour plates by Christa Hook. RIFLEMAN: ELITE SOLDIERS OF THE WARS AGAINS NAPOLEON. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED.
Publishing News, London, 2000. 
144 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1903040027 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies, maps/battle plans. "(T)ells the story of one of the great military elites of the past - the Rifleman. It shows him at his finest moment in the green jacket of the 95th Rifles in the wars against Napoleon. It reveals the way he fought, the weapons and equipment he used, and the tactics he perfected. First-hand accounts are matched by bri lliant colour reconstructions of the Rifleman, bringing the reality of the battle to the reader. The invention of the rifle gave a new twist to warfare. Hunters became soldiers who fought in green and hid behind cover - the days of brightly - u n i f o r med ranks of men exchanging volleys of fire was over. Developed in the forests of North America, the Rifleman revolutionised the art of war. In the campaigns against Napoleon, units of British Riflemen took on French light infantry a rm ed w it h mu sk ets. Trained to act independently and with a respect for his own skills, the Rifleman was an exceptionally intelligent warrior, the forefather of today's combat soldier. His greatest moments in the Peninsular War and at the bat tle of Wa ter lo o a re vividly described in first-hand accounts, but some of the myths of the Rifleman are also punctured." Previious owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacke t ha s li ght rubb ing on rea r panel, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease across bottom edge of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Glover, Michael. WELLINGTON'S PENINSULAR VICTORIES: BUSACO - SALAMANCA - VITORIA - NIVELLE. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
London B. T. Batsford 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
192 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). "In the course of the Peninsular War, Wellington became the most celebrated general in British history. When he landed in Lisbon in April 1809, however, there seemed little reason to suppose that the British could maintain their foothold in Portugal, still less to imagine that the French could be driven out of the Peninsula and across the Pyrenees. Since 1793 the British army had experienced a long succession of defeats and reverses. Before Wellington could take the field he had first to overhaul the entire organization of his forces. His allies' troops were ill-led, ill-trained and ill-equipped. His atttempts to co-operate with his Spanish colleagues were stultified by rivalry and distrust. Michael Glover has written a lucid narrative of the difficulties and set-backs of the five years' campaigning that brought the allies to Toulouse in April 1814. Against this background are full-scale accounts of the four battles - Busaco, Salamanca, Vitoria and the Nivelle - in which Wellington defeated his principal opponents of the War - Massena, Marmont, Jourdan and Soult. The officers and men who served in the Peninsula left behind them many absorbing and often moving eyewitness descriptions, and it is on these, no less than on his long acquaintance with the secondary sources of the history of the War, that (he) has based his study of the battles. The numerous illustrations, taken from the supreme period of military art, are themselves of outstanding interest and, with the six maps and plans in the text, complement a perceptive account of Wellington and his army." Light edge wear, previous owner's name stamp on front pastedown, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has browning to the spine and edges, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small edge tears. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CORUNNA., Hibbert, Christopher.
4 Hibbert, Christopher. CORUNNA.
London B.T. Batsford 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
216 pp, 9" H. B&w plates, drawings, maps. Wraparound jacket art reproduces an aquatint of the death of Sir John Moore by T. Sutherland. "(The first book) to be devoted exclusively to the Battle of Corunna and to the short campaign which preceded it. Mr Hibbert has made extensive use of the many eye-witness accounts which survive in the form of official despatches, histories, diaries, memoirs and letters. With the aid of these, he not only shows a remarkable understanding of Sir John Moore and his fellow-officers, of their conflicting characters and views, but he also provides, through the eyes of officers and men alike, a horrifying picture of the hardships of this brief and bitter campaign. The narra-tive is made the more vivid by the numerous illustrations from contemporary paintings and engravings, and by the five specially prepared maps." Previous owner's small name stamp on front pastedown, top corner clipped off the front free endpaper, a few small light soiling marks on preliminaries preceding frontispiece, light edge wear - mostly on bottom edge. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has one small edge chip with small tear, very light edge wear - mostly on spine edges, small scuff on spine, browning at top/bottom edges of flaps, light browning on spine, a 4" pencil line and a 4" faint scratch on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  MARCH, 1966.  VOL. XLIV.  NO. 177., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Major N.P. Dawnay, Captain M.C. Spurrier, A.C.A. Ogg, J.P. Entract, Major A. McK. Annand, Brigadier O.F.G. Hogg, J.M. Selby, G. Derbridge, Lt-Col. R.J.T. Hills, W.A. Thorburn, et al.)
5 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Major N.P. Dawnay, Captain M.C. Spurrier, A.C.A. Ogg, J.P. Entract, Major A. McK. Annand, Brigadier O.F.G. Hogg, J.M. Selby, G. Derbridge, Lt-Col. R.J.T. Hills, W.A. Thorburn, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. MARCH, 1966. VOL. XLIV. NO. 177.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1966. 
62 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. One colour plate, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 1 b&w map. Contents include: Captain Henry Hanmer, Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), c. 1826; The Career of Robert Craufurd in the 75th Foot; Some Medals of the First (K ing's) Dragoon Guards; Henry Boswell Bennett: A Victim of the Last Peasant's Revolt, 1838; Obituary: Mr. W.Y. Baldry; The Colours of The Loyal MacLeod Fencibles, 1799-1802; John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun (1705-1782); England's War Effor t A g a i n s t the Spanish Armada; Accounts of the War in the Crimea Written on the Battlefield; A History of the Drums and Fifes, 1650-1700 / Notes: The Scots Life Guards; etc. / Questions/ Replies: Yeomanry at Waterloo; etc. Interior - soft cr ea s e at t op c or ne r of most pages, old glue residue on front inside hinge, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to top of spine, minor edge wear, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, mi no r wri nkl ing on sp ine , crease at top corner of front cover, small stain on rear cover, slight waviness to book. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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