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THE MONS STAR:  THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 5th AUG.-22nd NOV. 1914., Ascoli, David.
1 Ascoli, David. THE MONS STAR: THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 5th AUG.-22nd NOV. 1914.
Harrap, London, 1981, first edition. 
250 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0245537856 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first campaign medal of the Great War - the 1914 Star - was struck in 1917. In October 1919, by command of the King, a bar bearing the dates '5th Aug.-22nd Nov. 1914' was awarded to all holders of the medal who had been under fire - i.e., 'within range of enemy mobile artillery' - in France and Flanders between the qualifying dates. Fewer than 230,000 bars were awarded. The r ecipients - and only they - were and are the Old Contemptibles. Their very special medal has come to be known, by hallowed tradition, as the 'Mons Star'; and this is their story...." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 11 digit numbe r w r i t t e n in ink on back of free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several tiny/small chips and tears along top edge, light rubbing. VG+/VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Barthorp, Michael. Series editor, Martin Windrow. THE OLD CONTEMPTIBLES: THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, ITS CREATION AND EXPLOITS, 1902-14. OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 24.
London Osprey 1989 0850458986 / 9780850458985 Soft Cover Very Good Colour Plates By Pierre Turner. 
64 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photos, reproductions, map, 12 plates of uniform studies in full color. Contents: Preface; The Army and Reform 1902-14; The Expeditionary Force; The BEF in Action. Interior - previous owner's ink name stamp on inside of front cover, book lightly cracked at pages 14/15, otherwise clean with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small light bump at bottom corner of covers and text block, book slightly cocked. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO. 22.  DECEMBER 1995.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Bertrand Malvaux, Eric Lefevre, Pierre Besnard, Horia Serbanescu, Martin Brayley, Richard Ingram, John D Clarke, Francois Vauvillier.)
3 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Bertrand Malvaux, Eric Lefevre, Pierre Besnard, Horia Serbanescu, Martin Brayley, Richard Ingram, John D Clarke, Francois Vauvillier.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO. 22. DECEMBER 1995. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1995 Soft Cover Very Good + 
50 pp, 11 11/16" H, stapled in wraps (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, profiles. Contents: British Campaign Awards for the Great War, 1914-1919; US Army Patches of the Pacfic Campaign, 1941-1945; Auxiliary T erritorial Service Uniforms: Part 1. Service Dress 1938-1945; The BT-5 and BT-7 Soviet Fast Tanks; The Romanian Army 1916-1918: Part Two. 1917-1918; The U.S. Cavalry, 1912-1917: Part 3. Equipment for officers, the cavalry saber; Kriegsmarine Flotill a and Vessel Headwear Badges; Cafe des Allies. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, small old price label on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIRST YPRES 1914:  THE GRAVEYARD OF THE OLD CONTEMPTIBLES.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 58., Lomas, David.  Battlescene plates by Ed Dovey..  General editor David G. Chandler.
4 Lomas, David. Battlescene plates by Ed Dovey.. General editor David G. Chandler. FIRST YPRES 1914: THE GRAVEYARD OF THE OLD CONTEMPTIBLES. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 58.
(Osprey, Oxford, 1998), Ist edition. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photos, maps, battle plans, drawings. "In the Autumn of 1914 the professional BEF fought its last battle, aided by French troops under Foch, against a heavily reinforced German drive for the channel ports. Although the Germans failed to break through, the death knell had rung for the 'Old Contemptibles' as they were virtually wiped out in this brave defence. The names of the towns of La Bassee, Armentieres, Messines and Ypres first became known in this campaign and their echoes would be heard for the next four years." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative accounts of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright, flat uncreased spine. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Neillands, Robin. THE OLD CONTEMPTIBLES: THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 1914.
London John Murray 2004 0719556465 / 9780719556463 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
362 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "On 19 August, 1914, the German Kaiser, Wilhelm II, wrote a letter to the First Army commander, General von Kluck: 'It is my Royal and Imperial Command that you concentrate your energies and the valour of my soldiers to exterminate the treacherous English and walk over General French's contemptible little army.' (This book) chronicles that little army, the British Regular Army of 1914: how it came to be in France at all, the long years of intrigue and preparation that preceded its departure, and what happened to it in four short months of total war. Robin Neillands uses a wealth of first-hand accounts, and his great experience in bringing military history alive, to take the reader on a gripping and horrific journey to the battlefields of First World War France." Light browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling/creases, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MEMOIR OF AN ACADEMIC OLD CONTEMPTIBLE., Portway, Donald, Colonel.
6 Portway, Donald, Colonel. MEMOIR OF AN ACADEMIC OLD CONTEMPTIBLE.
Leo Cooper, London, 1971. 
232 pp, 8vo, (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, diagram. "Colonel Donald Portway....was Master of St. Catherine's College (Cambridge) from 1946 to 1957. He served with distinction in both world wars and was Joint Hon. Colonel of Cambridge University OTC from 1950 to 1957. His autobiography is a witty, informed and grateful account of a full and very varied life. Apart from his university and military careers, he was once an assistant master at Dartmouth, he w a s i n K o r ea during the Korean War and was head of a department at Khartoum University. His life story will give equal pleasure to the thousands who have known him at Cambridge and to those who now meet him for the first time." Slight bump t o to p o f s pi ne , small bump to three corners, small faint stain on front board, very small dark liquid stain on top of textblock. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light ru bbi ng , l ig ht wa te r s tai n and a few tiny stains on front panel, very small light stain on spine. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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