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A Short History of the Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot). Updated Reprint.
Regimental Committee, 1986, updated reprint.. 91 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Badges, Distinctions and Battle Honours; Victoria Cross Roll; List of Colonels; Notable Sporting Achievements; Table of Chief Events; The Origins of the Regiment; Battle Honours of the Regiment; The War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-1713; The Seven Years War, 1756-1763; The American War of Independence, 1775-1782; The Napoleonic Wars - Service at Sea, 1797; Egypt, 1801; The Cape of Good Hope, 1806; The Peninsular War, 1808 - 1814; Service in the East, 1805-1825; The American War, 1812-1814; The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 - The First Burma War, 1825-1826; The First Afghan War, 1838-1842; The Second Sikh War, 1848-1849; The Crimean War, 1854-1856; The Andaman Islands, 1867; The Zulu War, 1879; The Second Burma War, 1885-1887; The South African War, 1899-1902; The First World War, 1914-1918; The Second World War, 1939-1945; Operations after the Second World War; The Reserve Battalion; Amalgamation 1969. Interior - very faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, one small corner crease, small watermark and small soiling mark on front cover, minor rubbing. VG-.
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Book number: 15816
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Keywords: Royal Regiment of Wales, 24th Foot, 41st, Victoria Cross, Colonels, Sports, Regimental History, Battle Honours, Spanish Succession, Seven Years War, American Independence, Napoleonic Wars, Burma, Afghan, Sikh, Crimean, Andaman, Zulu, South African,

 
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The Royal Scots (the Royal Regiment): Her Majesty's First Regiment of Foot. An Account of the Royal Scots Regimental Museum in Edinburgh Castle and a Brief History of the Regiment.
Pilgrim Press, n.p. 1976.. Unpaginated (approx. 16 pp.), oblong (5 1/2" H x 7 15/16" D), soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: An Account of the Museum; A short history of The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) by The Colonel of The Regiment (including Nomenclature and Regimental Marches); Battle Honours; Conclusion. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear - light on spine. Very Good+.
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Book number: 19723
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1086]
Keywords: Royal Scots, Regiment, Regimental History, Museums, Foot, Edinburgh Castle, Sir John Hepburn, Colonels, Nomenclature, Marches, Battle Honours.

 
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The Royal Welch Fusiliers - 23rd Foot.
Pitkin Pictorials, London, 1969.. 24 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and reproductions. "The Regiment is the oldest infantry regiment of Wales and this brief account tells something of its history and of its customs and traditions so long cherished and jealously preserved.." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few small soft creases on front cover, very light rubbing on rear cover, light wear on spine. Very G o o d.
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Book number: 19230
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1629]
Keywords: Royal Welch Fusiliers, 23rd Foot, Uniforms, Medals, Weapons, Colours, Customs, Traditions, White Hackle, Mascots, Goats, Battle Honours, Victoria Cross, First World War, Second, Welsh, Napoleonic Wars, Victorian.

 
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A Short History of the Gloucestershire Regiment 1694-1990. "Never Feared a Foe of Any Kind - the Glosters, 1694-1991".
Printed by John Jennings, Gloucester, 1991.. 73 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. B&w and colour illustrations. Contents: The Raising of the Regiment; Early Years of the Regiment; The Conquest of Canada; The West Indies, the American War of Independence, early years of the 61st Regiment; The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815; India and the Sikh Wars; The Crimean War; The Indian Mutiny; The South African War; The First World War; Between the Wars; The Second World War; Amalgamation of the 1st (28th) and 2nd (61st) Battalions; T he War in Korea; Keeping the Peace; Appendices: The Regimental Family Tree; Where the Regular Battalions have served in Peace and War; Colonels & Commanding Officers; The Regimental Calendar; Victoria and George Crosses; Brief Accounts of F a m o u s B a t tles; The Regimental Colours; Regimental Traditions; Regimental Nicknames; Sporting Successes of the Regiment; The Regimental Association. Light cigarette odor, minor wear at top of spine. Very Good+.
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Book number: 22599
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Keywords: Gloucestershire Regiment, Regimental History, Glosters, Canada, West Indies, American Revolution, Napoleonic Wars, India, Sikh, Crimean War, South African, Boer, First World, I, Ii, Second, Korea, Victoria Cross, George, Colours, Traditions, Nicknam

 
ADAMS, JACK. INTRODUCTION BY LT.-GENERAL SIR BRIAN HORROCKS.
The South Wales Borderers (the 24th Regiment of Foot). Famous Regiments Series.
Hamish Hamilton, London, (1968), first edition.. 157 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations, march. "A Regiment forms a corporate body which takes on a life of its own, often rising above the weaknesses and inadequacies of its human fabric to perform seemingly superhuman deeds such as the 'Immortal Stand' of the 24th Foot at Rorke's Drift during the Zulu War..Since their birth as Dering's Regiment in March 1689, the 24th (which in 1881 became the South Wales Borderers) have participated in nearly all the large and small wars of the past 279 years from Cartagena in South America to Narvik in Arctic Norway. From Saratoga, in America's war of Independence, to Tsingtao in the Far East, where they gained a battle honour unique in the British Army. The Ist Battalion, over which the shadow of amalgamation now lies, has recently returned from an operational tour of Aden. There they proved that the courage and steadfastness of the Regiment and of its individual sons is as strong as ever. This book is a fitting tribute to them and to one of the greatest Regiments of all time." Faint cigarette odor, light browning to edges of pages/textblock, very light paper pull a top of rear endpapers, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light browning at edges, light edge wrinkling, two very small closed tears, small ghost sticker mark on front flap, very light rubbing. VG/VG-.
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Book number: 15672
USD 27.50 [Appr.: EURO 24.75 | £UK 21 | JP¥ 2987]
Keywords: Regimental History, Marches, South Wales Borderers, 24th Regiment Foot, Rorke's Drift, Zulu War, Sikh, Chilianwala, Cartagena, Narvik, Saratoga, American Revolution, Tsingtao, Battle Honours, Aden, World War I, Ii, Malaya, North Africa, Cyprus, Egyp

 
ATKINSON, C.T.
The South Wales Borderers 24th Foot 1689-1937.
Regimental History Committee, n.p. 1937 (printed by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge).. 601 pp + 4 fold-out maps at rear, small 4to (10" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine/front board) - no dust jacket. Map on front endpapers, tissue-covered frontispiece, b&w and colour plates (including colour un iform studies by Simkin), b&w illustrations, maps throughout text + 4 fold-out maps at rear - collated. Contents: Foreword; Preface; List of Colonels; The Raising of the Regiment - Ireland; Service at Sea - Camaret Bay and Catalonia; Marl b o r o u g h ' s Wars - The Earlier Campaigns and Blenheim; Marlborough's Wars - Ramillies: Oudenarde: Lille; Marlborough's Wars: Malplaquet and after; Ireland - Vigo - A Long Peace; Cartagena; Home Service - Minorca; The Second Battalion - Coasta l Ex pe di ti on s; T he Seven Years War - Westphalia; Gibraltar - Ireland - The American Rebellion - Saratoga; Reconstruction - Home Service - Canada again - Egypt; War renewed - Another Second Battalion - The Cape; The Second Battalion at Home - O rde red to th e P eni nsu la - Talavera; The Peninsular War - Torres Vedras - Fuentes; The Peninsular War - Salamanca - Burgos; The Peninsular War - Vittoria - The Pyrenees; The Peninsular War - France - The Second Battalion Disbanded; The Unlu cky Voy age - In dia - Th e Ne apul Wa r; Home Service - Canada again - Back to India; The Second Sikh War - Chilianwala; India - The Mutiny - Another Second Battalion formed - Peace-time Services; South Africa: The Kaffir War; South Africa - Isan dhlw ana; Sout h Afr ica - Ror ke's Drift : Th e Recovery of the Colour; The South Wales Borderers - Burma; South Africa - To the Occupation of Johannesburg; South Africa Concluded; From South Africa to the Great War; The Great War 1914-1918 - The R egula rs, S pecia l Rese ves and Te rrito rials; The Great War - The Service Battalions; Since the Conclusion of the Great War; Appendices: Roll of Officers; War Memorials; The 18th and 24th Battalions, Australian Military Forces; Index of higher f ormati ons an d unit s; Inde x of person s and places; Gene ral Index. This volume was in the signet Library Edinburgh. It has "Signet Library" and a small number written in pen on front pastedown, oval library stamp on verso of free front endpa per and on hal f-title page wi th so me very light ink offs et on adjacent page (light erasure marks in center of the stamps), small 5 digit number written in ink on copyright page, minor soiling to endpapers, small soft crease at top corner of ap prox. pa ges 290 to 390, light rub bing a nd a few light soiling marks on boards, bump to top corner of front board - very small bump at bottom corner, three small shallow bumps on edges of rear board, light edge wear and wrinkling at top/bottom o f spine, light we ar at co rners, des crete " Signet Li brary" in gold l etteri ng on spine, light browning and minor soiling on fore-edge of textblock, shelf soiling on bottom of textblock. Good+.
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Book number: 20645
USD 365.00 [Appr.: EURO 327.75 | £UK 276.5 | JP¥ 39648]
Keywords: Regimental History, South Wales Borderers, 24th Foot, Marlborough, Ireland, Seven Years War, Napoleonic Wars, Peninsular, India, Nepal, Canada, Second Sikh, Indian Mutiny, South Africa, Anglo-Zulu, Isandhlwana, Rorke's Drift, Burma, Boer, First Worl

 
BARKER, A.J.. INTRODUCTION BY LIEUT.-GENERAL SIR BRIAN HORROCKS.
The West Yorkshire Regiment. (the Xivth Regiment of Foot). Famous Regiment Series.
Leo Cooper, London, 1974, first edition.. 80 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850521505 B&w photographs, reproductions. Music for Regimental March (Ca Ira). Contents: Early days; Ca Ira!; Service in the West Indies; Corunna; Waterloo, 1815; India, 1807-1825; The Cri mea; The Maori Campaign; Mainly South Africa; The Auxiliary Forces; The First World War; The Second World War; The Final Years; Appendices: The Regimental March; The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own); Synopsis of Service. V e r y l i g ht cigarette odor, veryu light browning to edges of text block and in page margins, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light browning - a little more on spine and flsp-folds, very light edge wrinkling. Very Good /V er y Go o d-.
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Book number: 22575
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Keywords: Regimental History, West Yorkshire Regiment, Xivth Regiment Foot, West Indies, Corunna, Waterloo, Napoleonic Wars, India, Crimea, Crimean War, Maori Campaign, New Zealand, South African, Boer, First World, I, Ii, Second, Burma, Afghanistan, Russia,

 
BARNARD, W.T., LIEUTENANT-COLONEL.
The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1860-1960: One Hundred Years of Canada.
Don Mills, Ontario, Ontario Publishing Company. 1960, First Edition. Hard Cover. Ill.: Maps drawn by Captain R.A. With. 398 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), black boards with silver lettering on spine, silver insignia on front cover - no dust jacket (as issued). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, fold-out maps and diagrams. Inscribed by author on half title page: "To K____ A____ with all good wishes from the author W.T. Barnard Jan/85". Appendices include: The Victoria Cross; The Roll of Honour; Honours and Awards; Battle Honours; Succession Rolls; The Buffs; The King's Royal Rifle Corps; Characteristics of a Rifle Regiment; Rifles and Rifle Shooting; Dress; The Military Band; The Bugle Band; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Association; Regimental Designations and Battalions; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Chapter, Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire. Previous owner's small name stamp at top of front pastedown, tiny bump at bottom corner of rear board, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor browning to edges of text block. Very Good+. Inscribed By Author.
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Book number: 14299
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 58.5 | £UK 49.25 | JP¥ 7061]
Keywords: Regimental History, Militia, Canada, Fenians, Upper Canada College Cadets, Battle Ridgeway, Battle Honours, Green Jackets, Stratford Stay, Red River Rebellion, Belleville Riots, Victorian Era, North-West Rebellion, Battleford, Cut Knife Creek, Poundmaker,

 
BARTHORP, MICHAEL.
Crater to the Creggan: A History of the Royal Anglian Regiment 1964-1974.
London, Leo Cooper. 1976, First Edition. (ISBN: 085052229) Soft Cover. 160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Color frontispiece, b&w photographs, maps, 'family tree'. "In the early 1960s a new concept for the organisation of the Infantry was devised - the voluntary formation of Large Regiments. This is the story of the first: the Royal Anglian Regiment, with four regular battalions, formed from the seven county regiments of East Anglia and the East Midlands. These regiments, each with long and highly individual histories and traditions, made a decision to unite, a step which required goodwill, tolerance, trust and determination to made the union succeed. In some quarters, the Large Regiment concept was a nail in the coffin of the treasured regimental system; to others, it was a means of retaining the essential features of that system while withstanding the stresses of change in the Army as a whole. The Royal Anglians have had ten years in which to test their experiment, years of futher reductions in the Army, of training as airportable and mechanized infantry, keeping the peace in distant garrisons, as United Nations troops, and above all the years of bullet and bomb in Aden and Ulster. This book describes how the dangers and difficulties of those years have welded together a new regiment of modern infantry, highly trained and professional yet still conscious of inherited traditions. Chiefly, it is a picture of the contemporary British infantryman, disciplined and brave in action, patient and cheerful in adversity, a new breed in many ways but with all the best qualities of his forefathers and, in a confused world, a figure of hope and reassurance." Very faint cigarette odour, small soft bump to top corner of pages, light wear at top of front hinge/spine, light rubbing, fore-edge of front cover is lightly faded, minor soiling to bottom of textblock, very light browning to edges of textblock, tiny speck on top of textblock, very faint crease and slight fading on spine. Very Good -.
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Book number: 18888
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2172]
Keywords: British Army, Regimental History, Royal Anglian Regiment, Garrisons, Aden, Mechanized, Infantry, Ulster, Northern Ireland, Battle Honours, Colonels, Comanding Officers, Awards, Allied, Muscat, Oman, United Nations, Territorial, Sultan of Muscat, Ira 08505

 
BATTEN, JACK.
The Spirit of the Regiment: An Account of the 48th Highlanders from 1956 to 1991.
Privately Printed. 1991, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 172 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Dark green cloth with silver lettering/insignia on front board. B&w photographs. "Kim Beattie's book 'Dileas' takes the history of the 48th to the year 1956. This present book, a more informal work than Beattie's monumental record, picks up the story in 1956 and carries it forward to 1991. However, for the benefit of readers not familiar with the 48th's founding and its early years, the first two chapters recount the pre-1956 history of the regiment in abbreviated form." Minor wear at bottom of spine. Near Fine/No Jacket - (as issued).
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Book number: 23176
USD 37.50 [Appr.: EURO 33.75 | £UK 28.5 | JP¥ 4073]
Keywords: Regimental History, 48th Highlanders, Commanding Officers, Korea, Korean War, World War Ii, Dileas, Sergeant Majors, Sergeants Major, Pipe-Majors, Drum Majors, Post World War Ii.

 
BATTEN, JACK.
The Spirit of the Regiment: An Account of the 48th Highlanders from 1956 to 1991.
Privately Printed. 1991, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 172 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Dark green cloth with silver lettering/insignia on front board. B&w photographs. "Kim Beattie's book 'Dileas' takes the history of the 48th to the year 1956. This present book, a more informal work than Beattie's monumental record, picks up the story in 1956 and carries it forward to 1991. However, for the benefit of readers not familiar with the 48th's founding and its early years, the first two chapters recount the pre-1956 history of the regiment in abbreviated form." Very minor corner wear. Near Fine/No Jacket - (as issued).
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Book number: 29463
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27 | £UK 22.75 | JP¥ 3259]
Keywords: Regimental History, 48th Highlanders, Commanding Officers, Korea, Korean War, World War Ii, Dileas, Sergeant Majors, Sergeants Major, Pipe-Majors, Drum Majors, Post World War Ii.

 
BERCUSON, DAVID J.
The Patricias: The Proud History of a Fighting Regiment.
Stoddart, (Toronto, 2001).. 347 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. ISBN 0773732985 "In the early days of World War I, Hamilton Gault of Montreal funded the raising of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, named after Princess P atricia of Connaught..Over the course of the war, the Patricias, as they came to be known, fought valiantly and suffered great loss. From the blood-soaked trenches of Ypres Salient to the hard-fought battle of Vimy Ridge, the Patricias ear n e d t h e respect of the world's armies, and started a tradition that would last into the next century. In World War II, the Patricias were instrumental in Canada's storied wins in the battles of Sicily and the Hitler and Gothic lines, and the y pa rt i ci pa te d in the liberation of Holland. Later, the regiment battled proudly in the Korean War. More recently, the Patricias, as peacekeepers, were cited by the United Nations for facing off against the Croatian army in Yugoslavia and co min g u nd er ene my fi re ..(this book) is a wonderful tribute to our nation's most celebrated soldiers." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Go od.
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Book number: 23173
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Keywords: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Regimental History, Hamilton Gault, Patricias, Ypres Salient, Vimy Ridge, World War I, Ii, Sicily, Gothic, Hitler, Holland, Korean, Peacekeeping, United Nations, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Mons, Ortona, Kosovo,

 
BIDWELL, SHELFORD. INTRODUCTION BY LIEUT.-GENERAL SIR BRIAN HORROCKS.
The Royal Horse Artillery. Famous Regiments Series.
Leo Cooper, London, 1973, first edition.. 115 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850521386 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Music for Regimental Slow March, Trot Past, Gallop Past. "Many people's visual image of the Royal Horse Artillery is probably confined to the dazzling equestrian performances of the King's Troop which annually entrance schoolboys of all ages at the Royal Tournament. How many people pause to wonder why, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, there should be a King's Troop? How many stop to consider why indeed there should have been a separate formation of mounted artillery in the British Army at all? Brigadier Bidwell answers these and most other questions about the Royal Horse Artillery, and as an experienced author, as e d i t o r o f the Royal United Services Institute Journal and an ex-Horse Gunner himself he could hardly be better suited to his task. From their formation in 1793 to the present day the Royal Horse Artillery have had but one objective - to exc e l. Th ey a re in deed a corps d'elite but a corps d'elite whose claim to distinction is based entirely on merit and, as Brigadier Bidwell shows, for nearly two hundred years they have rigidly adhered to their self imposed standard of excellence . He has pa id wor t hy tribute to a body of men whose name will shine forever in the annals of British military history." Very light cigarette odor, very light browning to pages and edges of text block, faint water marks at top/bottom edge of b oa rds - mai nly on rear b oar d. Dust jacket has very light browning, small closed tear at top of rear hinge, very light edge wrinkling, water marks at edges - mainly inside top edge, old price label on front flap. Very Good-/Good+.
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Book number: 22571
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 | £UK 19 | JP¥ 2716]
Keywords: Regimental History, Royal Horse Artillery, Napoleonic Wars, Waterloo, Afghanistan, South African War, Boer, Tanks, Victoria Cross, Music, Gunners, Crimean, Crimea, Balaklava, India, First World War, Second, I, Ii, Cavalry, Arabia, North Africa, King

 
BIDWELL, SHELFORD. INTRODUCTION BY GENERAL SIR RONALD ADAM.
The Women's Royal Army Corps. Famous Regiments Series.
Leo Cooper, London, 1977, first edition.. 141 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520991 B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Women in a World at War; With the Armies in France; Beginning Again; Back to Work; Two Hundred Thousand Women; Chronicles of Success; Service Overseas; Anti-Aircraft Command; The Corps Today. Minor browning to pages, faint cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock, two small faint stains on fore-edge of textblock, very light edge wear, book slightly co cked, boards are bowed, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light browning - more at edges and flap-folds, three small scuffs/light stains on rear hinge, small ghost sticker mark on front flap, light rubbing, light edge w e a r / w r i nkling. Good/Good.
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Book number: 21576
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2172]
Keywords: Regimental History, Women's Royal Army Corps, Auxiliary, Wrac, Anti-Aircraft, First World War, Second, I, Ii, Normandy, Malaysia, Ats.

 
BISHOP, EDWARD.
Better to Die: The Story of the Gurkhas.
London, New English Library. 1976, First Edition. (ISBN: 450028461) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 157 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w plates, maps. "From the North West Frontier operations of the Victorian era to the storming of the Hill of Dargai in the 1897 Tirah campaign; from their victory over the Germans at Givenchy in 1914 to their Second World War exploits in South-East Asia, the Western Desert and Europe, the Gurkhas have shown extraordinary courage, skill and devotion to the British and Allied cause, often fighting against extreme odds. (This) is a fascinating account, a story characterised by immense courage and loyalty." Light browning to pages, faint small water mark to top of textblock, slight fading to top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, faint water mark at bottom of spine, slight browning to spine and edges. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 12521
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1629]
Keywords: Gurkhas, Gurkha Regiments, Regimental History, Nepal, Guards, British Army, Indian Mutiny, North West Frontier, Hill of Dargai, Tirah Campaign, World War I, Ii, Western Desert, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Katmandu, Victoria Cross, Kukri. , Bhim Sen Thapa, Bur

 
BISHOP, EDWARD.
Better to Die: The Story of the Gurkhas.
London, New English Library. 1976, First Edition. (ISBN: 450028461) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 157 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w plates, maps. "From the North West Frontier operations of the Victorian era to the storming of the Hill of Dargai in the 1897 Tirah campaign; from their victory over the Germans at Givenchy in 1914 to their Second World War exploits in South-East Asia, the Western Desert and Europe, the Gurkhas have shown extraordinary courage, skill and devotion to the British and Allied cause, often fighting against extreme odds. (This) is a fascinating account, a story characterised by immense courage and loyalty." Very small bump/tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top corner of both boards and slight bump at top edge of rear board, light browning to edges of text block - a few foxing marks on top of text block, light color fading at top amd bottom edges, light browning to pages. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine ans flap-folds, crease at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. Very Good -/Very Good.
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Book number: 29136
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1629]
Keywords: Gurkhas, Gurkha Regiments, Regimental History, Nepal, Guards, British Army, Indian Mutiny, North West Frontier, Hill of Dargai, Tirah Campaign, World War I, Ii, Western Desert, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Katmandu, Victoria Cross, Kukri. , Bhim Sen Thapa, Bur

 
BLACKLOCK, MICHAEL. INTRODUCTION BY LIEUT.-GENERAL SIR BRIAN HORROCKS.
The Royal Scots Greys (the 2nd Dragoons). Famous Regiments Series.
Leo Cooper, London, 1971, first edition.. 126 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520886 B&w photographs, reproductions. Music for Regimental Quick March (The Garb of Old Gaul), Bugle Charge, and Regimental Quick March for Pipes & Drums (Highland Laddie). "At Waterlo o they charged the French shouting 'Scotland for ever!' and Sergeant Ewart captured the Eagle of the 45th French Regiment. As Napoleon exclaimed, 'Qu'ils sont terribles, ces chevaux gris', and he spoke from the heart: he was referring to t h e R o y a l Scots Greys. As it was at Waterloo, so it was at Balaclava where the Greys, as part of the Heavy Brigade, went through the Russians like a knife through butter; in South Africa, where they scattered the Boers like grass in the path of a sc yt he . T h e grey horses gave way to tanks in 1941 but the spirit of Sergeant Ewart lived on in the Second World War, and in no 'Grey' more so than Lt.-Col. Geoffrey Keyes, posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his daring raid on R omm el' s He adq uar te rs in North Africa. The story of the Royal Scots Greys - whether they are charging French, Russians or Germans as cavalry, or fighting in North Africa, Italy or North-West Europe in tanks - will stir the blood of every man who has e ver sold iere d a nd man y civilians besides." Very light cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of text block and in margins of pages, small bump to bottom ofspine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at bottom of spine, minoe edge wrink ling, very li ght brown ing a t ed ges . V ery Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 22577
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.5 | £UK 26.5 | JP¥ 3802]
Keywords: Regimental History, Royal Scots Greys, Napoleonic Wars, Crimean, Crimea, Heavy Brigade, Boer War, Tanks, Armoured, First World, I, Ii, Second, North Africa, Victoria Cross, Geoffrey Keyes, Cavalry, North-West Europe.

 
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-.
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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.
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BRANDER, MICHAEL. INTRODUCTION BY LT.-GENERAL SIR BRIAN HORROCKS.
The 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own). Famous Regiments Series.
Leo Cooper, London, 1969, first edition.. 137 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Brigadier Humphrey Gore, who raised the 10th Dragoons in 1715, and General Sir David Dawney, Colonel in 1969, each had a son in the regiment, as also did many of t he Colonels between them, including King Edward VII, for such close family relationships at all levels were a feature in the Tenth, with the same names appearing generation after generation. Hence in a very intimate way the regiment has al w a y s b e e n 'Proud of Their Man'. The Tenth has also always been notable for the Cavalry Spirit, that elusive quality, which has nothing to do with horses, implying light-hearted dash and daring, pride in discipline combined with independence o f mi nd an d ju dg ement, the ability to assess odds quickly and take instant and correct decisions, enduring courage and leadership. It was noticeable before Warburg in 1760 in Major Davenport's letters. It was there before they became the Pr inc e of Wal e s's O wn Hus sars and the smartest regiment in the British Army. It was there at Waterloo, when they led the decisive charge of the day, and right down through the years and the campaigns it has always been evident. Whether in intr oduc in g p olo to Eng lan d, or d eveloping new tactics in battle, the Tenth was always in the lead. In the Boer War, when they exchanged gay uniforms for khaki, in the 14-18 War, when they fought amost entirely dismounted, in the 39-45 War, when they ha d co nver ted to t anks , a nd th rough every change of role since, these qualities remained unaltered, epitomised in the regimental saying 'Once a Tenth Hussar, always a Tenth Hussar', and in their pride as 'The Shiners', outshining all others ." Inclu des t he m usic f or th e Re giment al March Past. Faint cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, book is slightly cocked, light browning to edges of textblock, two tiny corner creases, light wrinkling ast top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipp ed, h as wrin kling at to p/botto m of spine and flap-folds, moderate browning on spine and flap-folds - light elsewhere, a few tiny tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. Very Good/Good.
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BRIANT, KEITH.
Fighting with the Guards.
Evans, London, (1958), Ist edition.. 224 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "This is the story of the most famous fighting men in the world, the Brigade of Guards, and of their magnificent tradition of discipline and courage (from 1656) ..It includes stories of the V.C.'s won by the Guards during the last war and of the battles they fought; it tells of how recruits from all walks of life are infused with the spirit of a great past and how, after Dunkirk, Guardsmen were for the first time put into tanks and achieved some of their greatest triumphs..In a fascinating chapter the author describes the ceremonial duties of the Household Cavalry and reveals many little-known traditions which help bring colour and pageantry toour national life.." Very small bump to two corners, previous owner's bookplate on back of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few very small chips, tiny perforation on front flap-fold, two small closed tears - taped, light to moderate browning/rubbing to rear panel, small sticker mark on front panel. VG/G.
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Keywords: Victoria Cross, Guardsmen, Micks, Foot Guards, Trenches, Trench Warfare, Tanks, Nijmegen, Household Cavalry, Coldstream, Grenadier, Revolutionary War, Napoleonic Wars, World War I, Ii, Irish, Scots, Welsh.

 
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-.
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Keywords: Reme, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Equipment Branches, Baor, British Army, Northern Ireland, Falklands, Regimental History, Operation Granby, Gulf War, Sports, Shooting, Rhine, Aviation,.

 
BRINGOLF, LIEUTENANT. EDITED BY BLAISE CENDRARS. TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH BY WARRE B. WELLS.
I Have No Regrets: The Strange Life of a Diplomat-Vagrant.
New York, E.P. Dutton. 1932, First U.S. Edition. Hard Cover. 286 pp, 8vo (8 13/16") H, green cloth with black lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket. B&w photographs (collated). "Brilliant Embassy Attache in the capitals of Europe and patron of pawnbrokers; favourite partner at Court balls in Vienna and Berlin, and dishwasher at the Savoy Hotel in Rosario de Santa-Fe in Argentina; courtier and lover of Princesses, and old offender at the Assize Court; member of the 'Guestphalia' student corps at Heidelberg, and on the roll-call of the Foreign Legion; hero of many battles of the Great War, and nameless stoker on board the steamer 'Sylvia'; honoured guest in hotels de luxe, and unwilling guest in the forbidding dungeons of La Guadalupe prison at Lima in Peru; as well known to the attendants in the sleeping-cars of the great international expresses as to the drivers of prison vans; sleeping under bridges, or renting princely apartments; with handcuffs on his wrists today, and decorated with the Legion of Honour tomorrow; regarded by some as a crook, and by others as a hero; ever wavering despite himself between good and evil - in the end he succeeded in reconciling his temperament with the world, and, since he is no more, I can make public today these fragments of the 'Memoirs' of the late Lieutenant Bringolf." Foreword - Blais Cendrars. Browning to endpapers, scattered tiny foxing marks and light dust soiling on top of text block, slight browning to fore-edge of text block, light sun fading and tiny foxing marks on edges of boards, heavy sun fading to rear hinge and spine color - lettering still very legible, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at bottom of spine, tiny foxing marks on parts of rear board. Good/No Jacket.
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Keywords: Personal Narratives, Reminiscences, Diplomats, Prisons, la Guadalupe, Lima, World War I, First, Balkans, Balkan Front, Monastir, Bulgaria, Saar, Alsace, French Foreign Legion, Legionaries.

 
BROOKS, RICHARD.
The Royal Marines, 1664 to the Present.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, (2002), Ist U.S. edition.. 340 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "A unique corps, recruited as soldiers but trained to serve at sea, the Royal Marines are the recognized experts in amphibious warfare, possessors of an invaluable combination of military and naval skills..This absorbing book, the only one-volume history of 350 years of the Marines, is published in the bicentennial year of the service receiving the distinction 'Royal'. It tells their story from its origins in the era of King Charles II, drawing extensively on the largely unpublished records held in the Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth.." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. F/NF.
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Keywords: Royal Marines, Regimental History, Amphibious Warfare, Naval, Fusiliers, Suez, Jungle, Arctic, Duke of York's Regiment, Egypt, Landing Craft, World War Ii, Marlborough, Nelson, Commandos, Artillery, Navy.

 
BROWN, BRIAN A. FOREWORD BY H.R.H. PRINCESS ANNE.
Foresters: The Canadian Quest for Peace.
Erin, Ontario, Boston Mills Press. 1991, First Edition. (ISBN: 155046017X) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 176 pp, 10 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Foreword - On Guard For Thee; Dedication - To the Grey and Simcoe Foresters; Prologue - The Canadian Quest for Peace; Introduction; Revolution Aborted; The Peaceable Kingdom; The Fenian Threat; Invasion Thwarted; Causes of Rebellion; Civil War Averted; The War to End All Wars; The Cost of Peace in Europe; Blessed are the Peacekeepers; Best Suited for Defence; Power Shift; Epilogue On Implementation; A Final Word - Hitting the Mark; List of Illustrations; Index. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Fine/Very Good+.
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Keywords: Grey and Simcoe Foresters, Afghanistan, Africa, Allies, Barrie, Batoche, Belgium, Borden, Britain, British, Catholic, Civil War, Chippewa, Collingwood, Communist, Confederation, Defence, Durham, Fenian, Foresters, France, Grey, Halifax, Holland, Indians,

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