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BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH ARMY: FROM TANGIER 1662, TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD VII., Norman, C.B.
141 Norman, C.B. BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH ARMY: FROM TANGIER 1662, TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD VII.
Newton Abbot David & Charles Reprints 1971 0715353985 / 9780715353981 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
500 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, tables, plates. "(G)ives details of army battle honours from Tangiers, 1662, to the years of the Boer War. It recalls the glories of regiments which are now long gone, of famous battles like Blenheim, Mysore, Corunna, Sevastopol and Khartoum. Each section contains brief accounts of every major campaign with tables showing the casualties - officers and men - killed and wounded. The whole work is supplemented with full indexes, as well as maps and illustrations." Ghost mark from removed bookplate and a small label from bookstore on front free endpaper, faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block - mostly on top, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on inside surface, slight toning on spine and top outside edge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE RED DEVILS: FROM BRUNEVAL TO THE FALKLANDS.  (NEW EDITION).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Norton, G.G.  Introduction by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
142 Norton, G.G. Introduction by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE RED DEVILS: FROM BRUNEVAL TO THE FALKLANDS. (NEW EDITION). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1984, 2nd edition. 
310 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0436315254 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "From Bruneval to North Africa, from Normandy to Suez, by parachute and glider the men of the Airborne Forces have gone by air to battle. But their activities have by no means been confined to purely airborne operations - the Special Air Service performed prodigies of valour behind the German Lines in the Western Desert and Italy; the Glider Pilot Regiment fought beside their infantry com rades in Normandy, at Arnhem and across the Rhine. Their post-war successors, maintaining these traditions, have stood between Jew and Arab in Palestine; fought and sweltered in the jungles of Malaya and Borneo; sweated in the Persian Gulf a n d t h e Radfan; choked on the summer dust of Cypriot roads; tasted the grit and sand of Egypt and Jordan in their mess tins; spent more than a deade facing terroritst ambush, bombs and bullets in Northern Ireland; exprienced the subzero temperat ur es an d bi t ing actic winds of the South Atlantic and 'tabbed' across the Falklands to spearhead victory in 1982. Nor should the aircrews who flew them be forgotten, or the air supply despatchers who maintained them, and the units who supporte d t hem . W it h w el l over 100 photographs and illustrations this book is a comprehensive single-volume history of the Airborne Forces. Accounts are given of the airborne actions fought by the British Army, whilst the development of the parachu te a ssau lt and th e us e o f glider-borne troops can be followed from their infancy to the massive 'coup de main' technique employed in the Rhine crossing." Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wrinkling alon g top ed ge, m inor rubb ing/ soiling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
EMPEROR'S CHAMBERMAIDS: THE STORY OF THE 14th/20th KING'S HUSSARS., Oatts, L.B., Lt.-Colonel.  Foreword by M.R.D. Foot.
143 Oatts, L.B., Lt.-Colonel. Foreword by M.R.D. Foot. EMPEROR'S CHAMBERMAIDS: THE STORY OF THE 14th/20th KING'S HUSSARS.
Ward Lock, London, 1973. 
518 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 706310012 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps, colour plates. "....the story of two Cavalry regiments, the 14th and 20th Light Dragoons, which were eventually amalgamated after the First World War to form the 14th/20th King's Hussars. Colonel Oatts has written a fascinating and often amusing story of the two Regiments in peace and war, deftly intertwined, and presented against a background of the history of Europe and the dev elopment of the British Empire. He takes us from the Jacobite Rebellions through the long struggle with Napoleon, the Indian Wars, with both Regiments fighting the Boers in South Africa at the turn of the nineteenth century. The horrors a n d d i s c o m forts of the Great War in France and Mesopotamia are fully described. With the rise of Hitler's Germany the horse gave way to the tank and the amalgamated Regiment went through its frustrating period of the Second World War and t he p os t -w ar p er io d as part of the Royal Armoured Corps. The Author takes us up to 1970, with the first visit to the Regiment of the newly appointed Colonel-in-Chief, H.R.H. The Princess Anne. Part of the Regiment was shortly destined to s erv e, for t he fir st tim e, in the Far East and after 1971 play its part in turbulent Ulster....The title of the book is the nickname of the 14th dating from 1813 when the Regiment captured the silver chamber-pot, originally owned by Napoleon, f rom Kin g Jo sep h B onap art e's car ria ge after the battle of Vittoria. It has since been a valued possession of the Officers' Mess." Cigarette odor, minor browning in page margins, very light browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/ bott om of spi ne, very ligh t ed ge w ear, light fading to top 1" of boards and spine, small corner bumps on boards, minor soiling to bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has been lined with stiff paper (glued on), light browning to edges and s pine, mode rate e dge w ear/ wrink ling, a fe w sma ll te ars/creases. Good+/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE BEDFORDSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 16TH REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Peters, G.W.H.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
144 Peters, G.W.H. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE BEDFORDSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 16TH REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1970, first edition. 
120 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520347 B&w photographs, reproductions. "Raised at Reading in 1688 the 16th were to see action one year later at Walcourt. Throughout Marlborough's campaigns they distinguished themselve s as steady, reliable fighting troops, and by the end had earned themselves five battle-honours. The long list of foreign stations includes Canada, America, India, Chitral, South Africa, where the Regiment's mounted infantry company played a l a r g e part in the final surrender of the Boers; and so up to the Great War. Twenty-two battalions were raised by the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, battalions who saw action from Flanders to Gallipoli, from Egypt to Jerusalem. T h e S ec on d Wa r b rought the Regiment glory at Dunkirk, in Singapore they lost a whole battalion, their skill as part of General Orde Wingate's Chindits was a source of bewilderment to the enemy; from North Africa to Italy they were an omnipresen t me na ce to wh oev er t ried to stop them. These, then, are the men of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, brave, thorough and skilled, and this book is worthy of them." Includes music of the Regimental March. Slight cigarette odor, m in or bro wni ng to page s, bro wning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small chips and tears, browning and water stains on spi ne and fla p-fo lds , l ight wat er s tains at top edge. Very Good-/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PORTUGUESE ARMY OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS.  OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES., Pivka, Otto von.  Colour plates by Michael Roffe.  Editor: Martin Windrow.
145 Pivka, Otto von. Colour plates by Michael Roffe. Editor: Martin Windrow. THE PORTUGUESE ARMY OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES.
Osprey, London, 1977, first edition. 
40 pp + 8 colour plates, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions, colour plates. Contents: Chronology; Organisation 1809; Uniforms. Interior - small erased pencil mark on first page, otherswise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - erased ink inumber mark at top corner of front cover, minor browning at edges of covers, minor wear at corners. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE DORSET REGIMENT (THE 39th/54th REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Popham, Hugh.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
146 Popham, Hugh. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE DORSET REGIMENT (THE 39th/54th REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1970, first edition. 
126 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520487 B&w photographs, reproductions. Includes music for the Regimental March. "Throughout the last two wars the Dorset Regiment proved themselves to be one of the toughest and most ef ficient fighting units in the army. From the sweltering heat of Mesopotamia to the rain-sodden jungle of Kohima Ridge the Dorsets have always held on with skill and verve, with esprit de corps apparent in every nerve fibre of the regimenta l s y s t e m . Coolness in adversity has always been one of the Regiment's greatest attributes, as is illustrated by the incident of the 'Sarah Sands' (where the Regiment was instrumental in preventing the explosion of a troopship in the Indian Oc e an ). .. .I t is t heir courage and skill in situations like this that have made the Dorsets justly famous. Since their formation in 1702 they have fought in many battles, including the sieges of Gibralatar and Kut-el-Amara (where they lost a wh ol e b att ali on) , and ha ve always maintained their reputation as a fine fighting regiment." Slight cigarette odor, light browning to edges of textblock, small bump to top corner of both boards, small bump at top of spine with tiny tear, ve ry l igh t wr inkl ing at b ot tom of s pine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has a few small chips and small/tiny tears, light rubbingand soiling, light edge wear/wrinkling, faint water stain at top of spine, light browning - mainly on spine and fla p-fol ds. Very Good -/Go od- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY (PRINCE ALBERT'S) (THE 13th REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Popham, Hugh.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
147 Popham, Hugh. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY (PRINCE ALBERT'S) (THE 13th REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1968, first edition. 
151 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. Includes music for the Regimental March (Prince Albert's March). "Jellalabad, good story though it is, tends to eclipse the other achievements of a regiment which stood firm at Killiekrankie, of whose 4th Battalion in 1944-5 it was said that 'they never had a failure, and never lost an inch of ground', and which, between these two particular campaigns, marched invariably beneath the star of imperial destiny. They were more often abroad than not: in the Flanders of Marlborough and the Spain of Peterborough (who turned them into dragoons), in Gibraltar and the West Indies, in Burma and Afghanistan and Africa. Above all, in India. It was fitting that th eir 1st Battalion should have been the last British troops to leave the country which they had loved and hated for so long...." Light cigarette odor, minor browning in margins of pages, light browning to edges of textblock, book is slightl y c o c k e d , light wrinkling at top/bottom of spinevery tiny bump to corners of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate to heavy browning, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small close tear wit h c re as e - ar ch iv ally taped, very light water stain at top edge of rear panel. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WE HOPE TO GET WORD TOMORROW.  THE LETTERS OF JAMES LOUIS ('J.L.') GARVIN, HIS WIFE CHRISTINA AND THEIR SON ROLAND GERARD ('GED') 1914-1916., Pottle, Mark and Ledingham, John G.G., editors.  Foreword by Hew Strachan.  (Garvin).
148 Pottle, Mark and Ledingham, John G.G., editors. Foreword by Hew Strachan. (Garvin). WE HOPE TO GET WORD TOMORROW. THE LETTERS OF JAMES LOUIS ('J.L.') GARVIN, HIS WIFE CHRISTINA AND THEIR SON ROLAND GERARD ('GED') 1914-1916.
London Frontline 2009 1848325452 / 9781848325456 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
280 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w photographs, maps. "This fascinating collection of letters traces the exchanges between a young subaltern on the Western Front, Gerard 'Ged' Garvin, and his mother and father at home in London. Correspondence was eagerly awaited by all: Ged savoured letters home like 'Jim Hawkins trickling the doubloons through his fingers'. Equally, his mother and father were fearful that each letter they received would be the last. Few editions of First World War letters include those from home as well as those from the front. That Ged's father was J.L. Garvin - editor of the Observer newspaper and an important figure in pre-war politics - adds a further dimension to this compelling set of material. During the war J.L. Garvin was in almost daily contact with those at the head of political and military affairs (he dined with Churchill frequently) and hence his letters gave Ged an insider's view of the nerve centre. The letters are remarkable for their reflections on the war and its management - or in Garvin's view, its mismanagement - and for the descriptions and discussion of major figures of the day. His mother, Christina, meanwhile wrote of family and domestic affairs showing the impact of war on everyday life." The correspondence sadly came to an end when Ged was killed in action in July of 1916. Tiny scuff on front edge of spine, small shallow dent on rear cover. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, small shallow dent on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE GREEN HOWARDS (THE 19th REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Powell, Geoffrey.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
149 Powell, Geoffrey. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE GREEN HOWARDS (THE 19th REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
London Hamish Hamilton 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
144 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "This is the story of the Green Howards - the county regiment of that region of infinite variety, the North Riding of Yorkshire. For just short of three hundred years it has been fighting its Sovereign's battles from the Irish and French Wars of Dutch William to the Malayan Chinese and Cypriot guerillas of yesterday. The Green Howards have had their share of failures as well as successes, but failures such as Fontenoy, Suvla and Gazala brought them nothing but glory. Included in their successes are such famous battles as The Boyne, Alma (where they stormed the Great Redoubt and captured the Russian drums which still are trooped on the anniversary of the battle, their Regimental Day), First Ypres, Mareth and the assault over the Norman-dy beaches. In the War of 1914-18, they won twelve Victoria Crosses, a number bettered only by one other regiment which had more than double the number of battalions fighting. But it is the little-known campaigns that are often the most interesting: the way in which they secured Ceylon for the Empire at a cost of 1,500 deaths from battle, disease and massacre; the assault on the cliffs of Belle Isle in 1761, performed in the manner of a twentieth-century commando raid; Eutaw Springs, the last battle of the American War of Independence and a British victory. This is not the old and often turgid type of regimental history but a lively little book which will appeal not only to the men who have served in the Green Howards - regulars, territorials and national servicemen - but to anyone who is interested in the past of this country. It deals not only with battles, but with the men who fought them and the reasons why they fought. And those who do not know the tale already will learn how the regiment gained its colourful name." Cigarette odor, light browning to edges of text block, tiny stain on bottom of text block, minor bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has cigarette odor, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds and edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
150 Prebble, John. GLENCOE & CULLODEN. 2 VOLUME SET. (GLENCOE: THE STORY OF THE MASSACRE & CULLODEN.)
London Folio Society 1997 Second Printings Hard Cover Very Good+ Harry Brockway. 
262 pp, 309 pp, 9" H. Black title blocks with gold lettering, bound in full cloth printed and blocked with a design by Harry Brockway. Maroon endpapers, maroon slipcase with gold lettering on front panel. B&w engravings. Maps (redrawn by Denys Baker). A few very tiny scratches on "Culloden" title block. Slipcase has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS (THE 20th REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Ray, Cyril.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
151 Ray, Cyril. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS (THE 20th REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1971. 
135 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520681 B&w photographs, reproductions, music for Regimental March Past. "....gallantry characterised the Lancashire Fusiliers in every action they fought, from their formation in 1688. O n 1 August, 1759 they achieved a jealously guarded honour by becoming one of the 'Minden Regiments', of whom the French commander said: 'I have seen what I never thought to be possible - a single line of infantry break through three lines of cava l r y , ranked in order of battle, and tumble them to ruin'. The American War of Independence, in which the Regiment burned its Colours rather than surrender them at Saratoga; four disease-ridden years in the pestilential West Indies; Egypt, Maida, Vi me iro and Corunna; the Peninsular War, the Crimea and the Indian Mutiny - in all these campaigns the 'XX' were always much in evidence. The Regiment saw the 19th century out in blaze of glory, and added 'Khartoum' and 'Relief of Ladysmith' to i ts bat tle honours. Lest anyone think that the six Victoria Crosses won at Gallipoli (on April 25, 1915) overshadow the Regiment's other achievements in the First World War, the Regiment won twelve more V.C.'s, making a total of 18 - more than a ny ot her regiment of the British Army. In the Second World War the glorious traditions of the 'XX' were maintained - in France, Sicily, Italy, North Africa and Burma. This is a great story of a great regiment - a regiment whose record of service ma y ha ve been equalled but has surely never been surpassed." Small notation with place and date in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Ver y Go od/Ve ry Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE AMERICAN FOREIGN LEGION:  BLACK SOLDIERS OF THE 93d IN WORLD WAR I., Roberts, Frank E.
152 Roberts, Frank E. THE AMERICAN FOREIGN LEGION: BLACK SOLDIERS OF THE 93d IN WORLD WAR I.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2004. 
259 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1591147344 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "Still segregated in World War I, the U.S. Army was reluctant to use its 93d Division of black soldiers in combat with its own units and instead assigned the division's three National Guard regiments and one draftee regiment to the French Army. The battlefield successes of these African Americans under the French at the height of the German offensives in 1918 turned white e x p e c t a t i ons of failure upside down. Their bravery and heroism gained the respect of the French and Germans alike and called into question the U.S. Army's policy of racially segregating its divisions. The full story of their accomplishmen ts i s to ld h er e fo r the first time. Written from the perspective of the enlisted men and their white and black officers, this book highlights the combat action of individuals as well as entire units of the 93d. Readers join Company C of the 37 0th I nfa ntr y u nde r hea vy fire as they capture artillery pieces, machine guns, and even a portion of a railroad track to become the first American unit to win the Croix de Guerre. They learn about the extraordinary bravery of Cpl. Freddie Sto wers , t he o nly Afri can Am eric an in the war to be nominated for - and seventy years later posthumously awarded - the Medal of Honor, and others who earned the Distinguished Service Cross and French awards for gallantry in combat. In all, some 3,500 men of t he 9 3d fe ll i n b attle with 591 of them buried in France next to their white comrades, the only equality that the U.S. Army then granted them. Their story of overcoming the odds at a time when most believed blacks performe d poo rly in comb at is told by Fra nk E. Rob erts, who has been researching the subject for years. While acknowledging the many problems encountered by the 93d, he focuses on the many triumphs of these tenacious soldiers as they fought both the enemy and the preju dices of th eir fel low Am erica ns." Slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, very faint small sticker mark on front panel. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
CANADIAN MILITIA DRESS REGULATIONS 1907.  ILLUSTRATED, WITH AMENDMENTS TO 1914., Ross, David and Chartrand, Rene.
153 Ross, David and Chartrand, Rene. CANADIAN MILITIA DRESS REGULATIONS 1907. ILLUSTRATED, WITH AMENDMENTS TO 1914.
New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, 1977. 
124 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. B&w photographs. " 'The Dress Regulations for the Officers of the Canadian Militia 1907' was originally published by the King's Printer, Mr. S.E. Dawson. This volume has been reproduced in facsimile with the addit ion of photographs to illustrate the various uniforms described, together with the principal amendments published in Militia Orders and other documents until 1914....This is the second in a series of publications on Canadian military uniforms , p r i n c ipally designed to enable museum curators to catalogue their uniform collections with more precision than has been apparent so far, but it will also provide information useful to the collector of badges, buttons and militaria." Interio r - c le an a nd tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light wear at bottom of spine, very small area of surface paper loss at top of spine, minor soiling mark on top and bottom of text block, small paper wrinkle on s pi ne. V ery Go od 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MILITARY UNIFORMS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM.  UNIFORMES MILITAIRES TIRES DES COLLECTIONS DU MUSEE AU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK., Ross, David.  Photography by Don Simpson.
154 Ross, David. Photography by Don Simpson. MILITARY UNIFORMS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM. UNIFORMES MILITAIRES TIRES DES COLLECTIONS DU MUSEE AU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK.
The New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, N.B., 1980. 
87 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0919326064 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photos. Bilingual text (English/French). "The purpose of this book is to provide students, collectors and the general reader with illustrations an d information about military uniforms worn in Canada. The uniforms and photographs in this volume reflect the holdings of the New Brunswick Museum which exist as one of the most extensive collections of military costume in Canada..." Interi o r - c l ean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor rubbing, small creases at top corner of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
155 Rottman, Gordon L. Colour plates by Ron Volstad. US ARMY RANGERS & LRRP UNITS 1942-87. OSPREY - ELITE SERIES 13.
Osprey, London, (1989), reprint. 
64 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. The Osprey Elite series covers the history, organisation, appearance and equipment of famous fighting men of the past and present...in the same format as the popular 'Men-at-Arms' series, but with extended text and cap tions, about 50 photographs and diagrams, and 12 full-colour plates." Interior - faint browning to page edges, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear/rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. V G + 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON'S ELITE CAVALRY: CAVALRY OF THE IMPERIAL GUARD, 1804-1915., Ryan, Edward.  Paintings by Lucien Rousselot.
156 Ryan, Edward. Paintings by Lucien Rousselot. NAPOLEON'S ELITE CAVALRY: CAVALRY OF THE IMPERIAL GUARD, 1804-1915.
Greenhill, London, 1999. 
208 pp, folio (14 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In a stunning collection of full colour plates, this superb book captures the spirit of the Imperial Guard cavalry and their role in Napoleon's battles. It fully conveys the glory of soldiers of a military era surpassing the splendour of any other.---(B)rings together, for the very first time, ninety-one colour plates by the celebrated artist Lucien Rousselot. The plates, housed in the Anne S.K. Brown Miltiary Collection, illustrate Nap oleon's key Guard cavalry units: the Dragoons (25 plates), a regiment established in 1806; the Chasseurs (27 plates), formed from Napoleon's own personal bodyguard of 'Guides'; the Polish Light Horse (25 plates), the first foreign regiment to be p a r t of the Imperial Guard; and the Grenadiers (13 plates), the most feared of all the French army's regiments. In addition there is one vivid picture of Napoleon, wearing his favourite uniform - that of the Chasseurs (frontispiece). Carefully re se ar ched by the leading French exponent of the history of uniforms, Lucien Rousselot, from primary sources, including surviving uniforms and official documents, and brilliantly executed, these paintings are the very best of their type and supe r b e xam ple s of military art. Accompanying texts by Edward Ryan provide information on the regiments' uniforms, colourful Guard commanders and hard-fought battles, and an Introduction charts the origins and development of the Guard cavalry." Th is is a he avy book and may require extra postage, depending on destination. Light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at bottom of spine, small moderate bump at top edge/corner of front cover, small light bump at topedge/corner of rea r co ver, a fe w tiny edge dints. Dust jacket has light rubbing, some areas of light edge wear/wrinkling, 2" moderate scuff on front flap-fold, a few tiny dints on front panel, 1" tear archivally taped. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
157 Schulze, Carl. BRITISH 24 AIRMOBILE BRIGADE. EUROPA MILITARIA No 23.
Marlborough Crowood Press 1999 1861262760 / 9781861262769 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
64 pp, 10 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with color photographs. Contents: Introduction: structure and history of 24 Airmobile Brigade - the future; The Airmobile Infantry Battalion; Inside an Airmobile Infantry Company: B Coy, Ist Bn The Royal Scots; 3 & 4 Regiments, Army Air Corps; 19 Regiment, Royal Artillery; Brigade Headquarters & Signal Squadron; Support Helicopter Force; 51 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers; 21 (Gibraltar) AD Battery, Royal Artillery; 19 Airmobile Field Ambulance; Brigade Provost Unit, Royal Military Police; Combat Service & Support Battalions; Multinational Division Central (Airmobile) Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
158 Scobie, Ian H. Mackay, Major, editor. (Captain D.R. Stirling-Stuart, Major I. H. Mackay Scobie, C.A. Malcolm, Warrant-Officer-Instructor A. Oakman, Oswald Dallas, Major J.R. Peploe, J. Paine, Major A.F. Macgillivray, Captain Philippe Durand.) THE SCOTTISH REGIMENTS OF THE BRITISH ARMY.
Edinburgh Oliver and Boyd 1943 Second (corrected) Impression. Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
112 pp, 7 1/2" H. Contents: Introduction; The Royal Scots Greys; Scots Guards; The Royal Scots; The Royal Scots Fusiliers; The King's Own Scottish Borderers; The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles); The Black Watch; The Highland Light Infantry; The Seaforth Highlanders; The Gordon Highlanders; The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders; The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Tiny corner bumps, small bumps to top edge of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling with several small tears archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DIARY OF A P.B.O.*   *POOR BLOODY OBSERVER., Shrive, Frank J.  Edited by Norman Shrive.  Historical note by Robert H. Johnston.
159 Shrive, Frank J. Edited by Norman Shrive. Historical note by Robert H. Johnston. THE DIARY OF A P.B.O.* *POOR BLOODY OBSERVER.
Boston Mills Press, (Erin, Ontario, 1981). 
88 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. ISBN 0919822347 "At eighteen, along with several of his Boy Scout pals, Shrive joined the 129th Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery....Chistmas 1916 found Shri ve in England, encamped in the seemingly endless rain on Salisbury Plain. The next May he was on the Western Front and on June 17, 1917, still only nineteen, he was struck by shrapnel at Vimy Ridge. By one of the ironies that war provides he c a n b e considered lucky, for his wounds sent him to England to convalesce. There we pick up his story on (a) September afternoon. His narrative begins at this point, where chance intervened to change the direction of his life. While lying on a Ke nt i sh hillside, he saw two airplanes, then new-fangled marvels, cavorting in the sky above. Why didn't he join the infant Royal Flying Corps, a friend present asked? The thought was not a new one, but the moment to act was. Young Shrive j oi ned th e RFC and made, as he recognised at the time, 'one of the most important decisions of my life.' One significant result of this decision came a year later when the newly commissioned 2nd Lieutenant Frank Shrive of the Royal Flying Corp s fou nd h im s el f on board the SS Stephen, out of Dundee, bound for Russia. With him was a Canadian artillery brigade and infantry regiments from the United States, Britain and France. They were on their way to Archangel on the northern Russi an coa st an d, th oug h the y did not perhaps realize it, were about to participate in the Russian Civil War..." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny tears archivally taped, light rubbing with color los s. V ery Go od+/Go od+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BRITAIN'S BRIGADE OF GURKHAS (THE 2nd K.E.O. GOORKHA RIFLES; THE 6th Q.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 7th D.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 10th P.M.O. GURKHA RIFLES).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Smith, E.D.  Introduction by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
160 Smith, E.D. Introduction by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks. BRITAIN'S BRIGADE OF GURKHAS (THE 2nd K.E.O. GOORKHA RIFLES; THE 6th Q.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 7th D.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 10th P.M.O. GURKHA RIFLES). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1973. 
176 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Ex-library. ISBN 085521130 B&w plates. "To find the origin of the Gurkha soldier we must go back to the year 1814 - a year in which the British Army fought a war agaisnt one of the toughest enem ies it had ever encountered, before or since: the Gurkhas. Since that year, when they were finally forced to unwilling subjection, the Gurkhas have been 'on our side' in every war fought by Great Britain. One regiment of Gurkhas became te n , a n d i n the latter part of the nineteenth century they fought shoulder to shoulder with British soldiers at Bhurtpore, in the Sikh War, in the Indian Mutiny and the Afghan War. In the First World War, Gurkha battalions were to be found wh er ev e r th e f ig ht ing was most deadly: in France, at Gallipoli, in Palestine and Mesopotamia. For Gurkha regiments there was no 'peacetime' in its literal sense between the two world wars, for they constantly stood watch on India's North-West Fro nti er . An d in th e S econd World War Nepal sent nearly a quarter of a million men to fight against Germany and Japan. The end of the war against Japan brought no peace to the Far East; it also produced the partition of India and the inevit able run dow n of t he In dian Arm y Gurkha regiments. Great Britain retained the 2nd, 6th, 7th and 10th Gurkha Rifles, while the remaining six regiments remained in the newly consituted Indian Army. Brigadier 'Birdie' Smith - himself a distin guish ed an d mu ch deco rat ed G urkha offi cer - tells the story of these four regiments, now known as Britain's Brigade of Gurkhas. It is a story of gallantry in battle, of unswerving loyalty and fortitude." Ex-college library copy with old t ape ma rks on boar ds and li ght old t ape ma rks on free endpapers/adjacent pages, presentation label tipped in on free front endpaper, three college stamps inside, light edge wear, two small corner bumps, bump at top of rear hinge/rear board, sl ight bu mp on t op edg e o f front boa rd, li ght bro wning a nd light water marks on top of textblock, slight fading to spine and top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, small piece of old tape and small tape mark on in side, pl ain whit e label on spine (c overs old la bel mark ). Good reading copy only. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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