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1930's Official Regimental Photograph Album, A Field Service Cap & A Cigarette Case All to the 13th Duke Of Connaught's Own Lancers. Sn 10778 - 10778
After the First World War, the number of Indian Cavalry Regiments was reduced. In September 1923, the 31st Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers were amalgamated with the 32nd Lancers to form 13th Duke of Connaught’s Own Bombay Lancers. The new badge was to be crossed lances with '13' on the intersection; a crown above and a scroll below, reading 'Duke of Connaught's Own.' Their uniform was blue with scarlet facings. In 1927 the Regiment was redesignated as the 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers. The 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers were one of the first two Indian Cavalry Regiments nominated for mechanisation. One squadron was equipped with the Vickers Medium Mark I tank and two squadrons with Staghound armoured cars. They were deployed on frontier duties but in April 1941, left for Iraq with the 10th Indian Division. They saw action against the Vichy French in Syria and also served in Persia and Iraq before joining the British Eighth Army in North Africa. This is an Official Photograph Album to the 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers, containing original photographic images up to the 1930's. The leather bound album contains 24 pages of photographs of the Lancer's including portraits of Commanding Officers, Groups of Lancer's and Lancer's both in formation and in the Field together with images of Military establishments and awards. The album measures 16 x 12 x 2 inches and has the Regimental badge in gold on the front cover. The album also contains a Regimental greetings card embossed with Regimental badge containing an image of an armoured column identified as 'Batvia 1946' with a handwritten inscription 'To Mother and Father from Douglas farewell parade of Regt), also a 14th May 2000 dated Combined Cavalry memorial service programme from an event held at Hyde Park. The album is accompanied by a Field Service Cap (Tent Type) to the 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers, with crimson body and blue flap embroidered with the regimental badge, all trimmed in gold, the black leather cloth lining has a manufacturer's label Ranken & Co. Ltd, India with handwritten name which appears to be 'Capt D.F. kerr'. The cap is approx. UK size 6. Also a metal cigarette case with hinged lid engraved with the Regimental badge. Price for this collection to the 13th Duke Of Connaught's Own Lancers includes UK delivery. Sn 10778
£975.00

22 x Volumes of The Imperial War Museum 'History Of The Great War Based On Official Documents' Including 3 x Map Boxes With Maps In Unread Condition. BO 1013 - BO 1013
22 x Volumes of The Imperial War Museum 'History Of The Great War Based On Official Documents' including 3 x map boxes with maps, all in unread condition. The History of the Great War is a series of 109 volumes, covering the war effort of the British state during the First World War, the full title is the History of the Great War Based on Official Documents but the series is usually referred to as the British Official History. It was produced by the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence Under the control of the Official Historian Brigadier-General Sir James Edmonds for the Army volumes and other historians for the navy, air force, medical and veterinary volumes. Work began on the series in 1915 and in 1920 the first volumes of Naval Operations and Seaborne Trade were published. The first "army" publication, Military Operations: France and Belgium 1914 volume I and a separate map volume were published in 1922 and the final volume, The Occupation of Constantinople was published in 2010. In the 1987 introduction to Operations in Persia 1914–1919, G. M. Bayliss wrote that the guides issued by H.M.S.O. were incomplete. "Sectional List number 60" of 1976 omitted the Gallipoli volumes but contained The Blockade of the Central Empires (1937), which had been retained "for official use only" until 1961. The twelve volumes History of the Ministry of Munitions and two other volumes on the Occupation of the Rhineland (1929) and Operations in Persia 1914–1919 (1929) were also not listed. The History of the Great War Military Operations volumes, were written as a technical history for military staff, rather than as a popular history for consumption by the general public. The 22 x volumes consists of 2 x 1914 France & Belgium volumes, 2 x 1915 France & Belgium volumes, 4 x 1916 France & Belgium volumes, 4 x 1917 France & Belgium volumes, 6 x 1918 France & Belgium volumes, 1 x Italy 1915-1919 volume, 2 x Gallipoli volumes and 1 x Transportation on the Western Front volume. Along with the volumes there are 3 x map boxes full of maps to complement the collection. All of the books are in mint unread condition. This is an Imperial War Museum re-print in conjunction with The Battery Press in 1991. This is an excellent collection and they are the most popular books in the set. The price includes UK deliver.
£450.00

2 x Books, 'History of The Great War Based On Official Documents Based On Official Documents, Principle Events 1914-1918' Book First Published In 1922 By HMSO. BO 1012 - BO 1012
'History of The Great War Based On Official Documents Based On Official Documents, Principle Events 1914-1918' Book First Published In 1922 By HMSO and reprinted in 1987 along with 'List of British Officers Taken Prisoner in the various Theatres of War between August 1914 and November 1918'. These books are an excellent day to day record on all Fronts. The books are compiled from records kept by Messrs Cox & Company's Enquiry Office. They were first published for private circulation by Cox & Company in1919 and reprinted in 1988 by The London Stamp Exchange. They are an invaluable reference and research work for Army, Navy and Air Force. Officers. The price for both books includes UK Delivery.
£115.00

A Collection of 3 x Books, Guns And Rifles Of The World, Early Percussion Firearms and Pistols Rifles and Machine Guns. BO 1011 - BO 1011
A collection of 3 x books, "Guns And Rifles Of The World" by Howard Blackmore, "Early Percussion Firearms" by Lewis Winant and "Pistols, Rifles and Machine Guns" by Major W.G. B Allen. The first book is in very good condition and retains it's original dustcover, it is a classic work printed in 1965 and is packed with sketches, plates and drawings. It consists of 134 pages and measures 12" x 9 1/4". The second book covers a history of early percussion firearms ignition from Forsyth to Winchester .44/40 and was first published in 1959, this is a 1970 re print of the 1st Edition Standard Work. The book is illustrated throughout with plates and sketches. It consists of 172 pages and measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2". It is in very good condition and is complete with it's original dustcover. The last is a 1953 copy and now out of print. This again is complete with the original dustcover, it is illustrated with plates, sketches and drawings. It measures 9" x 6" and consists of 178 pages. The price is for all three books and includes Uk delivery.
£110.00

A Full Set Of 'Soldiers Died In The Great War' Comprising of 80 x Volumes in 74 Books All Complete With Excellent Condition Dustwrappers. BO 1010 - BO 1010
A full set of 'Soldiers Died In The Great War' books comprising of 80 x volumes in 74 books. All of the books are in in excellent condition, some appear to be unread and all come with unmarked, as new dust covers. They were published by the War Office in 1920. The set comprises of 80 separate parts which embrace every regiment and corps of the British Army. This set is the re-print by J.B. Hayward & Sons from 1988/89 in association with 'The Imperial War Museum. They list approximately 635,000 soldiers, listed alphabetically with their regiment, rank, place of birth, enlisted area, theatre of operations and most importantly the date and nature of casualty. This is an impressive set ideal for the research of any man killed in WW1. The price includes UK delivery.
£575.00

2 x Books, Aircraft Camouflage and Markings 1907-1954 & Aircraft Markings of the World 1912-1967 both by Bruce Robertson. BO 1009 - BO 1009
2 x hard back books, 'Aircraft Camouflage and Markings 1907-1954 Revised Edition 1966 & 'Aircraft Markings of the World 1912-1967First Edition 1967, both by Bruce Robertson. The books both retain the dust covers and are both in good condition. They were both published by the excellent Harleyford Publications and are packed with black and white plates and colour photographs and drawings. This is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in aircraft, including radio modellers making scale aircraft. Both books measure 11 1/4" x 9". The price includes UK delivery.
£110.00

'Colt Automatic Pistols' Enlarged & Revised Edition Book by Donald B. Bady. BO 1008 - BO 1008
A copy of 'Colt Automatic Pistols' Enlarged & Revised Edition book by Donald B. Bady and printed in 1973. This is a complete and exhaustive story of the Colt Automatic Pistols including details of prototypes government trials and procurements. The book retains it's original dust cover and is fully illustrated throughout with plates, sketches and drawings. The book is in excellent condition. The book measures 9 1/4" x 6b 1/2" and consists of 354 pages. The price includes Uk delivery.
£135.00

2 x Books, 'Panzer The Illustrated History of German Armour in WW2" by Dr. Niall Barr and 'Panzers In Normandy Then and Now' by Eric Lefevre. BO 1007 - BO 1007
2 x Books, 'Panzer The Illustrated History of German Armour in WW2" by Dr. Niall Barr and 'Panzers In Normandy Then and Now' by Eric Lefevre. The first book is a hard back which retains the original dust cover. It is fully illustrated throughout and has over 200 previously unpublished photographs. It was published in 2003 by Amber Books, London. The book has chapters on Birth of the Panzers, Poland, France, North Africa, The Eastern Front, Defeat in Normandy, Defeat in Ardennes and Last Stand. It consists of 176 pages and measures 11 1/2" x 9". The second book is again a hard back which retains the original dust cover. It gives a history of the Panzer and is packed with action photographs from WW2. There are a lot of photographs showing locations in France as it was in WW2 and as it is now. The book consists of 212 pages and measures 12" x 9". The price includes UK delivery.
£110.00

2 x Books, '6 June 1944 Soldiers In Normandy' by Philppe Chabonnier and 'Speading D-Day American Special Units in Normandy' book by Jonathan Gawne. BO 1006 - BO 1006
2 x books, the first is a 1st Edition 1944 dated "6 June 1944 Soldiers In Normandy" by Philppe Chabonnier & translated by Yves J. Van Keer to English and the second is a 1st Edition 1998 dated "Spearheading D-Day American Special Units in Normandy" by Jonathan Gawne. The books are both hard back and measure 12 1/2" x 9 1/2". The first book is in very good condition and covers American Paratroopers of 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, British Paratroopers of the 6th Division, US Navy Beach Battalions, D-Day GI and The Hitlerjugend Division. The book is fully illustrated throughout with colour and black and white plates. It consists of 160 pages. The second is again in very good condition, this book is again packed with colour and black and white plates and has chapters on The Assault Training Centre, Lower All Landing Craft, The Assault Troops, Fire In The Hole, Regimental Combat Teams, Rangers and marines on D-Day, The Fighting Sons Of Beaches and much more. It consists of 288 pages. These are large heavy books and make great reading with some excellent colour and black and white photographs. The price includes Uk delivery.
£150.00

A Collection of 4 Books Covering Reloading, Powder Data, Handloading for Hunters and Care, Repair and Improvement. BO 1003 - BO 1003
A collection of 4 books; 'Gun Owner's Book of Care, Repair and Improvement by Roy Dunlap, 'Powder Data Manual No. 25' by Hodgson Powder Co., Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading (3rd Edition) by Hornady manufacturing Company and 'Handloading for Hunters' by Don Zutz. The book by Roy Dunlap is considered to be a basic guide to repair and maintenance of guns. It has over 350 step by step photographs and a twelve step checkering clinic. it consists of 336 pages and measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2". The 'Powder Data Manual' 25th Edition, printed in April 1990 and is a definitive reference to powder loading. The book consists of 543 pages and is in excellent condition. It measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/4". The 'Handloading for Hunters' book by Don Zutz printed in 1977 covers all aspects of hand loading, the reasons why Handloading is better and is fully illustrated throughout. The book is in very good condition and measures 9 x 6 1/4". Finally, the 'Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading' (third Edition) again is in excellent condition. Fully illustrated it covers all of Hornady's bullets for rifle and pistol ranging from 17 - 45 Calibre and many obsolete calibre. The book consist of 663 pages, it measures 92 x 6". The price for the four books includes UK postage.
£100.00
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