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THE DORSET REGIMENT (THE 39th/54th REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Popham, Hugh.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
21 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.
22 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
 
 
THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS (THE 20th REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Ray, Cyril.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
23 Ray, Cyril. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS (THE 20th REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
London Leo Cooper 1971 0850520681 / 9780850520682 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
135 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, music for Regimental March Past. "(G)allantry characterised the Lancashire Fusiliers in every action they fought, from their formation in 1688. On 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 cavalry, 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, Vimeiro 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 its battle 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 any other 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 may have 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. 
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.
24 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
 
 
THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS (THE 91st AND 93rd HIGHLANDERS).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Sutherland, Douglas.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
25 Sutherland, Douglas. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS (THE 91st AND 93rd HIGHLANDERS). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1969, first edition. 
127 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Raised separately at the end of the eighteenth century as the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders and the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders, (the Regiments) saw many adventures before they were merged as one Regiment in 1881. Both saw service in many parts of the world, the 93rd in particular gaining immortal fame as 'The Thin Red Line' at Balaclava and in winning seven V.C.s before breakfast at the relief of Luck n o w . T h ere have been few spheres of military activity in British history over the past 250 years in which the Argylls have not been involved and in the great catastrophes of the 1914-18 and 1939-45 wars they have been in the forefront of the b at tl e, a d di ng lustre to an already famous name. Commander after commander has paid tribute to the fighting qualities of the Regiment who time and again have proved their worth. In the Second World War, the 2nd Battalion earned undying glory in de fea t. T hey we re the rearguard of the terrible march out of Malaya and the subsequent fall of Singapore. For a time they ceased to exist until the 15th Battalion assumed their name and honours. Since the war few Regiments have seen mor e se rvic e th an the Arg ylls . They have been present at every trouble spot from Palestine, through Korea to the famous action in the crater at Aden which focused worldwide attention on them. Now, with the threat of disbandment hanging over the m, th ey so ldier on , pr oud a nd de fiant to the last." Includes music for 'The Thin Red Line', 'Highland Laddie', and 'The Campbells are Coming'. Faint cigarette odor, small bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkli ng and tiny chips/ tear s at top/bo ttom o f spine and flap-folds, moderate browning on spine and flap-folds, creses on inside edges of flaps. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TUG OF WAR:  THE ALLIED VICTORY THAT OPENED ANTWERP., Whitaker, W. Denis and Whitaker, Shelagh.
26 Whitaker, W. Denis and Whitaker, Shelagh. TUG OF WAR: THE ALLIED VICTORY THAT OPENED ANTWERP.
Toronto Stoddart 2000 0773732268 / 9780773732261 Second Edition, revised. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
470 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps/battle plans. "Antwerp, Leopold Canal, Woensdrecht, Breskens Pocket, Walcheren Island - these place names live on in the memories of World War Two veterans of Canadian infantry and armoured divisions who fought in the mud and wet against an unbending enemy. It was 1944 and the Canadian army, with divisions from the U.K., U.S., and Poland, had been given the difficult task of liberating the port of Antwerp and clearing both banks of the Scheldt River. The bitter Battle of the Scheldt lasted 86 days, and took the lives of more than 12,000 Allied soldiers. Brigadier General Denis Whitaker was a lieutenant-colonel in that battle, commanding the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. For this book, he interviewed more than 150 men who fought alongside him on the Dutch polders. Meticulously researched in Europe and Canada, (this book) does not tread lightly on accepted notions of military historians. Revised with a new afterword, this important true story of nineteen- and twenty-year-old soldiers, many of whom died miserably on the sodden polders of Zeeland, deserves to be read again and again." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
27 Williams, Jeffery. Introduction by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks. PRINCESS PATRICIA'S CANADIAN LIGHT INFANTRY.
London Leo Cooper 1972 085052119X / 9780850521191 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
110 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. Follows the history of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry from its formation in 1914 by Hamilton Gault, through World Wars I and II, in Korea and in their later peacekeeping duties. Contents: The Originals; The University Men; Volunteers and a Few Pressed Men; Volunteers Again; The Professional Amateurs; The Regular Soldiers; The Special Force and Regulars in Korea; The Peacekeepers; Appendices: Important Dates; The Colours; Regimental Marches and Bugle Call. Previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, and rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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