WORLD WAR I
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Introduction by Stallworthy. Dramatic olive-green and black pictorial cloth. B/w illustrations. Third printing. Contained in publisher's slipcase in almost fine condition (a few scuffs).
Decorated brown cloth. B/w illustrations. Top edge brown. An almost fine copy (gilt title is fading) contained in publisher's slipcase which is slightly faded at edges.
RING OF STEEL: GERMANY AND AUSTRIA-HUNGARY IN WORLD WAR I
Written by Alexander Watson.
Stock no. 1820887
Published by Basic Books. 1st USA 2014. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Retelling of the war from the perspectives of its instigators and losers, the Germans and Austro-Hungarians. A story of not just their leaders in Berlin and Vienna, but above all of the people. Black paper spine with silver title, red paper boards. B/w illustrations. xv plus maps plus 787 pages including index. ISBN: 9780465018727.
THE SOMME 1916: CRUCIBLE OF A BRITISH ARMY
Written by Michael Chappell. Illustrated by Michael Chappell.
Stock no. 1820861
Published by Windrow & Greene. 1st 1995. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
An unflinching but fascinating account not just of the "First Day" which has so hypnotized every generation since 1916; but of the whole months-long progress of a battle which decisively relieved enemy pressure on Verdun, and weakened the German Army so significantly that it was soon forced to withdraw from a large area of occupied France. Large format. Green cloth boards, gilt title. B/w photos and a few colour illustrations. ISBN: 1859150071.
Large format. Blue/grey cloth and titles. B/w photos. Some light bumping to spine and corners. Page edge browning; a little foxing. Wrapper is creased with tears and chips; some pieces of loss, but also some small tape repairs to verso.
IN LONDON DURING THE GREAT WAR: THE DIARY OF A JOURNALIST
Written by Michael Macdonagh.
Stock no. 2134002
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1935. Almost very good condition.
Blue cloth with gilt title to spine. B/w photographic frontis. Reprint. Scarce! Spine is browned; some other uneven browning and marks to covers. Corners and spine are bumped. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some margins.
OUT SINCE 14: A HISTORY OF THE 1 /2ND BATTALION THE MONMOUTHSHIRE REGIMENT 1914-19
Written by John Dixon.
Stock no. 1820353
Published by Old Bakehouse Publications. 1st 2000. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
In August 1914, the country blazed with war fever. How different everything was by November 1918. This book tells the story of those long years through the history of one battalion, the 2nd Battalion the Monmouthshire Regiment, from the heady days of 1914 to the days of victory and occupation of Germany in 1918 and 1919. Green boards, gilt title to spine. Some b/w photos. ISBN: 1874538093. Inscription in ink to front pastedown (hidden by front flap of dustwrapper).
Reminiscent sketches written by members of the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service, and those connected iwth the Military nursing Service during the Great War, 1914 to 1918, conveying some idea of the work of the Army nurse in connection with the Expeditionary Forces Overseas. Blue/grey cloth boards, red vignette to front. vi and 80 pages. Covers a little marked. Scattered foxing to text block and margins.
Pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos. ISBN: 0951110810. Some creasing to cover edges/corners. Bump to top of spine.
In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches. Dramatic blue, red and black pictorial cloth. Colour plates. A fine copy contained in publisher's matching dramatic slipcase which is a little scuffed.
Memories of the author who in October 1914 joined a Red Cross convoy for France as a volunteer driver. Small format. Red cloth, gilt titles to front cover and spine. 5 b/w plates. 91 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Spine very slightly browned. Name and address in pencil on front pastedown. Contents bright and clean. Address label to rear pastedown. A very nice copy of this rare Great War account.
London In The First World War. A magnificent panorama of a struggling yet flourishing city. Dark blue boards, silver title to spine. B/w photos. 356 pages includes index. ISBN: 9781847921659.