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PARA!  FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT., Harclerode, Peter.  Foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray.
81 Harclerode, Peter. Foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Michael Gray. PARA! FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT.
Brockhampton, London, 1999. 
415 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1860199127 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The catalyst for the formation of British airborne forces came with the spectacular display of the capabilities of airborne assault by the German forces in the blitzkrieg against the west in 1940. Impressed by the daring and courage of the fallschirmjager, Churchill sought to create a similar arm for the British Army. Initially airborne operations were carried out by volunteers from all regiments and corps. While Britain was on the defensive, the newly formed parachute units took part in two airborne raids, carrying the war to the enemy in Italy and France. Of these, the most famous is the raid on Bruneval in 1942, duri ng which German rad ar technology was captured. By the time the Allies were ready to invade 'Fortress Europe' in 1944, The Parachute Regiment, which had been formed in 1942, comprised a large number of well equipped and highly trained battali o n s . Those of the 6th Air borne Division were given the task of holding the vital left flank of the Normandy invasion beaches to block German reinforcements and ensure swift Allied breakout over the strategically vital bridges. The Regiment's m os t fa mo u s hour was again an e xcellent example of the nature of the warfare it had been conceived to conduct: the ill-fated combined airborne/ground assault in Holland in September 1944 depended entirely on a surprise airborne assault to open a c or rid or in t o Germany along which the British Second Army was to pour into the heart of Hitler's Reich. Although the plan failed, it firmly established The Parachute Regiment as an elite force: tough, well-trained and capable of undertaking haza rdo us o per ati on s deep in enemy territ ory. This tradition is no less true now, fifty years on, with the post-war period having seen many further stirring examples of the Regiment's skill and valour throughout the world: from Suez and the jungl es o f Mal aya to t he mountains of the Radfan , the Falkland Islands and duties in Northern Ireland." Minor rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at bottom of spine a few very light areas elsewhere, very light rubb ing. Very Good +/V ery Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL HORSE GUARDS (THE BLUES).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Hills, R.J.T.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
82 Hills, R.J.T. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ROYAL HORSE GUARDS (THE BLUES). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1970, first edition. 
117 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520274 B&w photographs, reproductions. "Formed as heavy cavalry for Cromwell's spartan army (The Blues) have soldiered with the same steady qualities for over three centuries. For the c harge of a squadron of the Royal Horse Guards is no light thing: at Dettingen and Warburg, Waterloo and Tel-el-Kebir, many an enemy fell to the heavy cavalry swords. Sir Garnet Wolsely once asked a badly wounded trooper of The Blues what h a d h a p p e n ed to his assailant. 'I cut him in two, Sir,' was the immediate reply. The Blues fought on foot at Abu Klea, where their action in closing the square saved the column but cost them their colonel; used machine guns to deadly effect i n t he G re at W ar ; were the first troops into Brussels in 1944 (something of a race, one leading armoured car was commanded by a steeplechaser, another by a Master of Foxhounds); and even resorted to donkeys in Cyprus. Amalgamated with The Roy al D rag oon s i n M arc h 1 969 The Blues and Royals, as the new Regiment is now known, may still be seen on ceremonial duties outside Whitehall; it would be wise, however, not to forget their fighting record." Includes music for the Regiment al M arc h. Min or b rown ing to p ages , light cigarette odor, browning to edges of textblock, small bump at bottom of spine - minor bump at top. Dust jacket has light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. creasing and tiny tears at bo ttom of spin e - a rchiv ally tape d, li ght browning o spine and flap-folds/top edge, one small closed tear, light water stains on inside of spine and at top/bottom inside of front flap-fold/flap top edge, old price sticker on front flap. Very Good/ Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MACKENZIE-PAPINEAU BATTALION:  THE CANADIAN CONTINGENT IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR., Hoar, Victor and Reynolds, Mac.
83 Hoar, Victor and Reynolds, Mac. THE MACKENZIE-PAPINEAU BATTALION: THE CANADIAN CONTINGENT IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR.
Copp Clark, (Toronto, 1969). 
285 pp, small 8vo (8" H), soft cover. B&w photos, maps. A regimental history of the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion during their participation in the Spanish Civil War. Interior - previous owner's bordered stamp and personal library number on inside of front cover - stamp also on inside of rear cover, publisher's place and date hand written in ink on title page, very light browning to page margins, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, t w o t i n y c orner creases, crease down front hinge, very light rubbing, two tiny scuffs on front cover, re-glued small tear at bottom of spine, owners stamp on bottom of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ESTABLISHING A LEGACY: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT 1883-1953., Horn, Bernd, Colonel.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General (Retired) J.E. Vance.
84 Horn, Bernd, Colonel. Foreword by Lieutenant-General (Retired) J.E. Vance. ESTABLISHING A LEGACY: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT 1883-1953.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
406 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781550028218 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Created as an infantry school corps to train the Militia, The Royal Canadian Regiment quickly grew to serve the national interest a t home and abroad. From it first operational mission in Canada's ruggest Northwest to assist in quelling the Riel Rebellion to the harsh veldt of South Africa to help defeat the Boers, Canada's oldest permanent force infantry regiment produce d a l e gacy of courage and professionalism. This proud history was continued in the furnace of both world wars in Europe and shortly thereafter in Korea. What becomes evident is that in its first 70 turbulent years of existence, The Royal Canad ia n R e gi me nt established a heritage of honour and service to Canada, paid for in the blood, bravery, and tenacity of its members." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing on rear panel. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
ESTABLISHING A LEGACY: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT 1883-1953., Horn, Bernd, Colonel.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General (Retired) J.E. Vance.
85 Horn, Bernd, Colonel. Foreword by Lieutenant-General (Retired) J.E. Vance. ESTABLISHING A LEGACY: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT 1883-1953.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
406 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781550028171 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Created as an infantry school corps to train the Militia, The Royal Canadian Regiment quickly grew to serve the national interest at home and abroad. From it first operational mission in Canada's ruggest Northwest to assist in quelling the Riel Rebellion to the harsh veldt of South Africa to help defeat the Boers, Canada's oldest permanent force infantry regiment produced a legacy of courage and professionalism. This proud history was continued in the furnace of both world wars in Europe and shortly thereafter in Korea. What becomes evident is that in its first 70 turbulent years of existence, The Royal Canadian Regiment establishe d a h e ritage of honour and service to Canada, paid for in the blood, bravery, and tenacity of its members." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT) (THE 42nd REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Howard, Philip.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
86 Howard, Philip. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT) (THE 42nd REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1969, reprint. 
141 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520193 B&w photographs, reproductions. "The Royal Highlanders....the Gallant Forty-Two....The Germans christened them 'the ladies from hell'. Down the stormy centuries from Fontenoy to the Hook in Korea Britain's enemies have called them other less printable names. But when they were first raised as a police force to keep the peace in the turbulent and inaccessible Highlands, the locals nick-named them (in Gaelic, of course) the Black Watch. And the menacing name has stuck. Their old 'black' tartan has stuck too, and today is worn by imitators around the world from Tokyo to Trinidad. It was the first kilted regiment in the British army, the original ancestor of all the o ther famous regiments that were later raised in the Highlands. Until Waterloo Gaelic was the language of the Black Watch, and it is still spoken on occasions. They brought the bagpipes into the British army, because the Highlanders refused t o m a r c h without their pipes. In those early days they charged with claymore and dirk. Today they are fully motorized and mechanized for nuclear war. But the heart of the Black Watch is still Highland. The stern old regiment still keeps it s un i qu e tr ad itions. In the wild places of the world, in the most ferocious battles of the British army where victory was balanced on a bayonet point, the Black Watch has usually been there. And still today he is a man of lead whose imaginati on do es no t tin gl e when the hears the pipes play 'Hieland Laddie' (pipe score at rear of book), and sees the long lines of kilts swinging jauntily down the hill." Faint cigarette odor, minor edge wear, minor browning on spine. Dust jacket is pric e c lipp ed , ha s li ght edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few very small edge tears, moderate browning on spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HONOUR TITLES OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY., Hughes, B.P., Major General.
87 Hughes, B.P., Major General. HONOUR TITLES OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY.
Major General B.P. Hughes, n.p., 1988, 2nd edition. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w reproductions, maps. "Battle Honours form a natural part of (the British soldier's) quest for individuality. In the case of the Royal Artillery, it was in 1833 that King William IV ordered all existing Battle Honours to be replaced by the motto 'Ubique', and that this new Honour should apply throughout the Regiment. Welcome as this Honour has always been, it did not entirely fulfil the wishes of units to retain their individuality. This eventually gave rise, in 1925, to official approval to the granting of Honour Titles to Batteries where certain rules and conditions applied. Gunners know well the history of the Battery in which they are serving, or have served, but little about others. General Hughes has collected and rewritten in one book the stories of all those Batteries (58 at present) who proudly possess an Honour Title. In doing so he has produced a fascinating book which will be of great value and interest not only to Gunners but also to all students of military history." From the Foreword by Field Marshal Sir Geoffrey Baker. One very small corner bump to front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 38.95 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF FUSILIERS.  PART 2. THE ROYAL FUSILIERS (CITY OF LONDON REGIMENT) (FORMERLY 7TH FOOT), THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS (FORMERLY 20TH FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS ON CIGARETTE & TRADE CARDS SERIES., Hunter, David J.
88 Hunter, David J. THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF FUSILIERS. PART 2. THE ROYAL FUSILIERS (CITY OF LONDON REGIMENT) (FORMERLY 7TH FOOT), THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS (FORMERLY 20TH FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS ON CIGARETTE & TRADE CARDS SERIES.
David J. Hunter, Nottingham, 1999. 
56 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w reproductions. "The object of writing the books in the Famous Regiments Series is to illustrate the wide selection of both cigarette and trade cards that are available showing different Regiments and Corps of the British Army...This particular book, the sixth in the series, is the second part of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, and shows very clearly the full colour splendour of the uniforms, badges and Regimental Colours of the Royal Fusiliers (city of London Regiment) and The Lancashire Fusiliers...(also shows) card of many of the Victoria Cross winners and other leading personalities..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, clean and bright. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STRATHCONIAN: JOURNAL OF LORD STRATHCONA'S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS).  ALLIED WITH THE 17/21st LANCERS.  JULY 1978., Iley, D.C., Major, Editor-in-Chief.
89 Iley, D.C., Major, Editor-in-Chief. THE STRATHCONIAN: JOURNAL OF LORD STRATHCONA'S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS). ALLIED WITH THE 17/21st LANCERS. JULY 1978.
The Regiment, Calgary, Alberta, 1978 
84 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, ads. Contents: Former Commanding Officers and RSMs; Commanding Officer's Message; Message from the Colonel of the Regiment; Message from the Director of Armour; RSM's Note; Recipients o f the QSJM; Appointment of the Colonel-in-Chief; Change of Command; A Squadron; Middle East Article; B Squadron; C Squadron; HQ Squadron; Maintenance Troop; Signals Troop; Exchange Officer's Letters; Regimental Museum; Historical Section; Office r s ' Mess; Warrant Officers' and Sergeants' Mess; Junior Ranks' Club; The Ceremonial Riding Troop; Regimental Notes; Regimental Sports; Regimental Association, Calgary Branch; 1292 LdSH(RC) Cadet Corps; LdSH(RC) Ladies' Auxiliary. Interior - fain t wa te r stain at bottom inside edge of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other previous ownership marks. Exterior - front cover has small corner crease, very light rubbing, tiny scuff, soft creasing at spine area; rear cover has a fe w sma ll so ft creases; minor edge wear; light waviness at bottom edge of rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN DENTAL CORPS., Jackson, H.M., Lieut.-Colonel.
90 Jackson, H.M., Lieut.-Colonel. THE STORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN DENTAL CORPS.
Royal Canadian Dental Corps 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
475 pp, 9 1/4" H. Green cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/badge on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Military Dentistry and the Dental Surgeons of the C.A.M.C.; The Great War of 1914-19; The Post-War Period; The Reorganization of 1935; Reorganization in 1939 and the Outbreak of War; Organization in Canada; Dental Headquarters and Its Early Problems; Keeping Pace with Expanding Services; Training: Demobilization; The District Companies; ditto (ii); The Ist Divisional Dental Company, C.A.S.F.; Intermediate Overseas Base and Headquarters; Companies Prepare for Action; More Companies Are Alerted; Dental Services with the R.C.A.F.; ditto (ii); With the Royal Canadian Navy; North Africa, Sicily and Italy; Preparations for Operation "Overlord"; Normandy; North-West Europe; Germany; Through to the Finish; Special Forces; The Post-War Corps; Appendices. Light edge wear, wrinkling at top of spine, small tear at top corner of front board - repaired, tiny light stain on fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE GURKHAS., James, Harold and Sheil-Small, Denis.  Foreword by Lieut.-General Sir Francis Tuker.
91 James, Harold and Sheil-Small, Denis. Foreword by Lieut.-General Sir Francis Tuker. THE GURKHAS.
Stackpole, Harrisburg, Pa., 1966, first American edition. 
291 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "For one hundred and fifty years the Gurkhas have been coming down from their mountain homes of Nepal to join the British Army. I n that time they have carved a reputation as the toughest, bravest and most lovable fighting troops in the world. Certainly they are the best known. (This book) tellls their exciting, humorous and moving story. The vast canvas ranges from t h e f o r mation of the first Gurkha Regiments on April 24, 1815, to their steadfastness during the Indian Mutiny, through the fierce nineteenth century wars on India's turbulent frontiers, into World War I in France, Mesopotamia, and Gallipoli. W e jo i n th em as they add further glory to their reputation during World War II in North Africa, Italy and the jungles of Burma. The post-war period tells of their activities in Malaya and Borneo, and of their last-ditch actions against the Ch ine se on t he co ld, bare mountains of India's disputed northern frontier. It is a story of great endurance, courage far beyond the call of duty, and of staunch loyalty to the British Crown. The Gurkhas suffered 45,000 casualties in the two W orld Wa rs. Th ey have won twelve VCs and countless other decorations for gallantry." Cigarette odor, book lightly cracked at page 113, light browning to edges of text block, very light edge wear, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wavin ess to f ore- edg e of text block. Dust jacket has several edge tears with creases and chips, browning on spine and flap-folds, general light edge wrinkling, light rubbing and soiling. Good/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE POACHER.  THE LINCOLN AND WELLAND REGIMENT, 1987-1988., Johnston, J.P., editor.
92 Johnston, J.P., editor. THE POACHER. THE LINCOLN AND WELLAND REGIMENT, 1987-1988.
St Catharines, Ontario Lincoln and Welland Regiment 1988 Soft Cover Very Good 
47 pp, 10 1/2" H. B&w photographs. The first regimental yearbook of The Lincoln and Welland Regiment. Interior - very light browning to pages, very light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning and a few very light soft creases to covers, minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15TH THE KING'S HUSSARS:  DRESS AND APPOINTMENTS, 1759-1914., Kemp, Alan.
93 Kemp, Alan. 15TH THE KING'S HUSSARS: DRESS AND APPOINTMENTS, 1759-1914.
London Almark 1972 0855240954 / 9780855240950 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good- Alan Kemp. 
48 pp, 8 5/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, colour plates. "A detailed guide to the uniforms and weapons of a typical British light cavalry regiment. Covering the major changes in dress of what was orginally a Light Dragoon Regiment, this book will be of interest to both military uniform enthusiasts and modellers." Interior - page 29 has part of the illustration with tiny areas aof coloer loss (printing error), page 30 has an area of tiny light printing ink smudges - does not effect legibility, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers and on spine, moderate browning to fore-edge and top edge of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
REMEMBER WITH ADVANTAGES: A HISTORY OF THE TENTH, ELEVENTH AND ROYAL HUSSARS, 1945-1992., Keown-Boyd, Henry.
94 Keown-Boyd, Henry. REMEMBER WITH ADVANTAGES: A HISTORY OF THE TENTH, ELEVENTH AND ROYAL HUSSARS, 1945-1992.
Leo Cooper, London, (1994), first edition. 
296 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, color plates. "The 10th Royal Hussars (PWO) and the 11th Hussars (PAO) were both raised in 1715 as regiments of Light Dragoons to deal with troubles north of the Scottish border. Both went on to win huge acclaim until, and indeed after, their amalgamation in 1969 as The Royal Hussars (PWO). Now they have had to face up to yet another amalgamation to form with the 14th/20th Hussars, The King's Royal Hussars. This book, written by a former officer of the 11th Hussars (PAO), traces the history of the two regiments from 1945 until the first amalgamation and then details the sadly short-lived history of The Royal Hussars (PWO) up to the time of the second amalgamation in 1992. Depressing as all that may sound, Henry Keown-Boyd shows that, in spite of all, the regimental spirit, the traditional loyalties, the time-honoured customs and the determination to succeed, survive and flourish. Both regiments have had numerous periods of active service since the Second World War and in this book descriptions of duties in Malaya, Arabia and Northern Ireland, among others, are much enhanced by recollections of those who took part . All of the four original regiments now brought together have their roots deeply planted in the history of the British Army and none are likely to dispute the fact that the new King's Royal Hussars will add further laurels to the wreath. Certainly, this is a most worthy tribute to one half of the newly formed regiment." Very faint cigarette odor, bump to top of rear hinge/spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, creasing at top of spine. VG/VG 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
95 Kipling, Rudyard. THE IRISH GUARDS IN THE GREAT WAR. 2 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE FIRST BATTALION. VOLUME II. THE SECOND BATTALION AND APPENDICES.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Page 1923 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
334 pp, 307 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. Dark blue cloth with paper labels on spines, gilt regimental badge on front boards, top edges gilt. Double page map frontispiece in each volume plus additional maps (collated). Attractive contemporary bookplate on front pastedown of both volumes. Volume I Contents: Introduction; 1914: Mons to La Bassee; 1915: La Basee to Laventie; 1916: The Salient to the Somme; 1917: The Somme to Gouzeaucourt; 1918: Arras to the Armistice. Volume II Contents: 1915: Loos and the First Autumn; 1916: Salient and the Somme; 1917: Rancourt to Bourlon Wood; 1918: Arras to the End; Appendices; Index. Volume I has a few very small marks and scuffs on boards, spine is lightly cracked in one or two places, some tiny foxing marks on rear endpapers, one very small corner bump, 3 inches of splits in front inside hinge paper - hinge is firm; spine label has browning, light edge wear, light crease and small scuffs. Volume II has a tiny dent on front board, minor foxing marks on rear pastedown, light offset from bookplate on free front endpaper; spine label is browned, has small light stain, light crease and tiny scuffs. Both volumes have light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, browning and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, small area of shelf rubbing on bottom of text block. Both volumes have protective mylar sleeves with rubbing. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
96 Kipling, Rudyard. THE IRISH GUARDS IN THE GREAT WAR. 2 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE FIRST BATTALION. VOLUME II. THE SECOND BATTALION AND APPENDICES.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Page 1923 First American Edition Hard Cover Good- 
334 pp, 307 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. Dark blue cloth with paper labels on spines, gilt regimental badge on front boards, top edges gilt. Double page map frontispiece in each volume plus additional maps (collated). Modern bookplate on front pastedown of both volumes. Volume I Contents: Introduction; 1914: Mons to La Bassee; 1915: La Basee to Laventie; 1916: The Salient to the Somme; 1917: The Somme to Gouzeaucourt; 1918: Arras to the Armistice. Volume II Contents: 1915: Loos and the First Autumn; 1916: Salient and the Somme; 1917: Rancourt to Bourlon Wood; 1918: Arras to the End; Appendices; Index. 334 pp, 307 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. Dark blue cloth with paper labels on spines, gilt regimental badge on front boards, top edges gilt. Double page map frontispiece in each volume plus additional maps (collated). Attractive contemporary bookplate on front pastedown of both volumes. Volume I Contents: Introduction; 1914: Mons to La Bassee; 1915: La Basee to Laventie; 1916: The Salient to the Somme; 1917: The Somme to Gouzeaucourt; 1918: Arras to the Armistice. Volume II Contents: 1915: Loos and the First Autumn; 1916: Salient and the Somme; 1917: Rancourt to Bourlon Wood; 1918: Arras to the End; Appendices; Index. Volume I has various areas of faint discoloration, faint water marks, small stain on boards; spine is lightly cracked in one or two places, very light browning on endpapers, some spliting to paper of inside hinges - hinges are firm; spine label is browned, has edge wear, creases and small pieces missing; brown liquid stain at bottom corner of page leaf 173/174 - migrates int adjacent pages 172 to180, a few scattered small stains on pages; tiny tear/chip at fore-edge of pages 69 to 125. Volume II spine label is browned, has small pieces missing and tiny scuffs; scattered light stains on pages, spine is lightly cracked in one or two places, light rubbing a d some faint discoloration on boards, light soiling on rear endpapers, line indentation across bottom of text block. Both volumes have light to moderate edge wear, corner bumps - migrate through page corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, browning and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, small area of shelf rubbing on bottom of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE LEGION MARCHES:  THE WOES AND WRONGS OF THE FOREIGN LEGION., Klose, Fritz, Ex-Legionary.  Translated by Claud W. Sykes.
97 Klose, Fritz, Ex-Legionary. Translated by Claud W. Sykes. THE LEGION MARCHES: THE WOES AND WRONGS OF THE FOREIGN LEGION.
London John Hamilton Hard Cover Good- 
287 pp, 8 3/4" H. No date, but 1935 has been pencilled on the title page under the translator's name. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. 20 b&w plates (29 b&w photographs) - collated. "On every possible occasion France boasts of being a loving mother to her adopted children - whom she has rescued from hunger and misery to lead along the paths of glory and fame. Court-martials, brutal treatment, heavy sentences for trifling offences, callous doctors, and unspeakable sanitary conditons, all combine to tell a different tale. 'Marche ou creve!' Give your last ounce of strength or break down! 'Honneur, valeur et discipline!' are also embroidered in gold and silver letters on the Legion's banners - at least on those of the original regiments. The word 'discipline' has now acquired such a notorious significance in the Legion that on the standards of newly-formed regiments it is replaced by 'fidelite'. But when the Legion goes on active service the old principle of 'marche ou creve' still holds good. The following chapters will prove the truth of my assertions that 'la grande nation' rewards the superhuman efforts of her legionaries with the basest ingratitude." From the Preface. Previous owner's small name stamp on front pastedown, book is cracked at two places - pages are holding firmly, light to moderate edge wear with wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to spine color, various size water marks on boards and spine, splashes of dye from board cloth on fore edge of text block, slight corner bumps. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
CRAFTSMEN OF THE ARMY.  VOLUME II.  THE STORY OF THE ROYAL ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, 1969-1992., Kneen, J.M., Brigadier and Sutton, D.J., Brigadier, compilers.  Foreword by Field Marshal The Lord Vincent.
98 Kneen, J.M., Brigadier and Sutton, D.J., Brigadier, compilers. Foreword by Field Marshal The Lord Vincent. CRAFTSMEN OF THE ARMY. VOLUME II. THE STORY OF THE ROYAL ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, 1969-1992.
Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Arborfield / Leo Cooper, Barnsley, 1996, first edition. 
723 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850525497 Map endpapers, colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, maps, drawings. "This is the second volume of the history of REME. In telling the story of nearly a quarter of a century thro ugh to the completion of the 50th anniversary of the Corps' foundation, the authors have drawn not only on archive material but also on personal accounts of the men and women involved to produce a fascinating and highly readable book. Thes e w e r e y e ars during which the Army underwent extensive re-organization and REME had to adapt and innovate to provide the engineering support needed. These changes are described in detail, together with how the role of the Corps has developed t o t he s ta g e wh ere it now has responsibility for all aspects of supporting the Army's technical equipment. During this time, too, we were at war in the Falklands and in the Gulf and constantly on operations in Northern Ireland. The Corps' es se nti al par t i n th ese campaigns is fully described, largely through the words of those who took part...." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny light soiling mark on rear board. dust jacket has light rubbing to glossy surface , on e s mall ed ge t ear - arc hiva lly taped, light edge wrinkling very minor soiling to edges of textblock. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
99 Lake, Carney. REFLECTED GLORY.
Leo Cooper, London, (1994), reprint. 
227 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Carney Lake served for six years in a Royal Marines Commando Unit and has set out to produce a literary portrait of his unit. The result is arguably as vivid and accurate a depiction of Britain's figh ting men as has appeared in print for many a year. Only the real names of personnel have been spared for obvious reasons. For the rest, the author describes things exactly as they happened...The nail-biting descriptions of patrols on th e s t r e e t s o f Belfast, of deploying to face an opposing army during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, and of border duty in South Armagh strain the reader's nerves to breaking point...unquestionably gives expression to a generation of Britain' s p ro fe ss io na l so l di ers. It paints an unforgettable picture of life at the sharp end by one who was there..." Faint pencil erasure mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor wrinkle at top of rear flap-fold. NF/VG + 
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THE STRATHCONIAN: JOURNAL OF LORD STRATHCONA'S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS), ALLIED WITH THE 17/21st LANCERS.  1971 EDITION., Lawrence, R.N., Captain, editor.  Major C.W. Hale, editor-in-chief.
100 Lawrence, R.N., Captain, editor. Major C.W. Hale, editor-in-chief. THE STRATHCONIAN: JOURNAL OF LORD STRATHCONA'S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS), ALLIED WITH THE 17/21st LANCERS. 1971 EDITION.
The Regiment, Calgary, Alberta, (1972). 
52 pp + ads, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs. Contents: Letter from the Colonel; Commanding Officer's Address; Seventy Years Ago; "Strathcona's Horse" & The Queen's South Africa Medal; Korea: The UN Police Action; Recce Sqn L dSH(RC) UNEF - Egypt 1963-64; Change of Command; Moreuil Wood Day; Visit of Lord Strathcona; Strathcona Day; 1 Combat Group Track and Field Meet; Training Report; "A" Squadron; "B" Squadron; "C" Squadron; Headquarters Squadron; Exchange Officer' s R e port; No Snow For Ex New Viking; Officers' Mess Report; WOs' & Sgts' Mess Report; Junior Ranks Club; LdSH(RC) Association News; Trail Dust; LdSH(RC) Riding Troop; Regimental Band; Regimental Museum and Archives; Ladies' Auxiliary; 1292 LdSH(R C) Ca de t Corps; Where Are They Now?; Pictorial Review. Interior - light waviness and very faint water stain along bottom of text block, soft bump to top corner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - s oft cre ase long bottom edge of front cover, 3" corner crease on rear cover, soft creases at top corner of covers, light browning to edges of covers and on spine. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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