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The classic RFC memoir in 3 variant covers. The 1st UK ed. Davies 1936, a change of colour for the 1938 reprint &1st US ed 1936
Davies 1929. From the Soldiers’ Tales series
Heinemann 1918. Jacket by Helen McKie. On the Somme.
Cassell 1929 & Ivor, Nicholson 1933. His War-time speeches & Vol.1 of his ubiquitous memoirs.
Lane 1921. Novel. From Clown to Brigadier-General !
Chatto 1930. Nursing memoir. Jacket painting by H. S. Williamson
Methuen 1916. Once a very popular novel
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Toronto 1921. A more warlike cover from Canada
Faber 1938. One of the finest other ranks memoirs. Royal Irish Rifles at Mons & 1st Ypres
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Heath Cranton 1933. Infantry man on Mesopotamian, Western & Russian Fronts. Illustrated with the most bizarre collection of photographs I’ve ever seen!
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Maskew Miller (Cape Town) 1930. Biography of Sir Henry Lukin, wounded at Ulundi in the Zulu War and commanded the SA troops at Delville Wood
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John Lane 1918. US ed. A weak man gets toughened up in the army. (From George Simmers)
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Bodley Head 1918. UK ed. Jacket by Lendon
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John Lane 1920. A mathematician offers himself for service for the benefit of his son’s military career.
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Bodley Head 1916. Englishman enlists in the French Army, is wounded & returns to the village where he taught
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John Lane 1916 US ed.(from Fons)
Eyre & Spottiswoode 1937. Autobiography. Jacket by Lewis
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John Lane 1915. 2nd & last published issue of Lewis’ art magazine. Not a jacket as such but one of the most powerful images to appear on a cover during the war.
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Werner Laurie 1937. Fictionalised account of the authors service with the Wellington Batt.,NZEF. Won the DCM but lost his left arm at the front. Became a Labour MP.
(from Nick Fletcher, Aus.War Mem.)
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Returned Soldiers League 1935 (by Rowland E. Lording)
Strikingly grim cover art prob. by Frank Dunne. Fictionalised account of service in Egypt & Western Front with 30th Batt., AIF. Wounded at Fromelles in 1916 (from Nick Fletcher)
Chapman & Hall 1919. Later issue. Spy story of a German Officer in the British Navy
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John Lane 1919. Jacket by William van Dressen. 2 stories are was based.

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Doran 1917 (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Nelson’s Continental Library 1917 (pub. In France ) Jacket by Blampied. (from Andrew Hall).

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Hutchinson 1920. More of the General’s Memoirs (from Peter Harrington)

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Secker 1937. Strongly anti-war history of chemical warfare

Constable 1918. How to win the next war, confidently first published in Germany in 1917 (from Nick Fletcher)

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Hamilton 1937. Biggles-like air war fiction with Stanley Orton Bradshaw illustrations (from Nick Fletcher)

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Hindenburg by Emil Ludwig Heinemann 1935. A very readable account of the Generals career after his recall from retirement in 1914.

Robert Scott 1919. Palestine 1917 -18 with the Dorset Regiment.

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Heinemann 1916. An analysis of the growing German influence in the Near & Middle East and how it became one of the chief causes of the War (from Geoffrey Miller)

Allen & Unwin 1930. Partly autobiographical novel set in barracks & hospital units near the front
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Jarrolds 1915 (from JRF)

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Witherby 1938 The link between armaments & food and the mistakes made during the War (from Andrew Harrison)

Murray 1917. Lightly fictionalised, bitter indictment of the Gallipoli campaign from a former Australian farmer who served through it.

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John Murray 1916. Poems & sketches from the 1/4th Black Watch

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Regimental Headquarters 1926 by Lt. Col. J. H. Lindsay who was wounded on the Somme in 1916.

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Hodder 1916. Morale boosting short stories from the front. Jacket by Helen McKie.

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Bodley Head 1919. A love story the middle section of which sees our hero in the trenches. The jacket illustration looks like a Wilfred Nicholson but is unsigned.

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Liveright 1940. Jacket by Max Ree. Novel of a young American soldier in the War. The author was a Russian veteran who appeared in several early films (from Babylon Revisited).

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Robert Scott (1920) Sketches of the Campaign in the Holy Land.

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Selwyn & Blount 1933. Director of Air Organization at the War Office after service in the RFC as a Wing Adjutant (from Nick Fletcher).

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Little, Brown 1930 Autobiographical novel of a German submarine commander inc. The Battle of Jutland (from Fons)

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Robert Scott 1920. Mostly historical but does include the present War.

Wells, Gardner 1920. A series of letters from the soldier to an unnamed nurse (also came in pictorial boards)

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Houghton 1931. Memoir of an M.T. Column
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Harcourt, Brace 1939 (from John Etheridge)

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Allen & Unwin 1918 in stiff card covers. Important Nursing memoir by the niece of Olive Schreiner.

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International Fiction Library 1918. Novel (from Fons).

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Herbert Jenkins 1918. Lance Corp., 5th Batt.,Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed 31st July 1917 in Flanders. His last posthumous volume of verse.

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Williams & Norgate 1938. In the RFA, captured at the fall of Kut. A rare account of the appalling suffering undergone by the rank & file in Turkish captivity where some 70% lost their lives.

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Hodder 1915 in wrappers. His early War speeches.

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Knopf 1939. Classic memoir of the Italian Alpine Campaign 1916-17. The author became a prominent anti-fascist after the war.
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Hutchinson 1919 in 2 vols. The paranoid Generals’ far from retiring memoirs.

Speller NY 1957

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Heinemann 1920 by H. W. Leslie. A History of the Royal Mail Steam Packet 1914 - 1919

(from Davis & Helen Pritchard).

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Dorrance 1930. Commander of the 4th Brigade Marines & later the 2nd US Division (from Peter Harrington).

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John Hamilton 1937. Novel. With the British flying over Palestine (from B.J.Pryor)

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Eyre & Spottiswoode 1939. The Boer War, sport in India, at Ypres & Gallipoli & anecdotes of many of the leading Military figures of the day.

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Hamilton 1934 with a foreword by W. E. Johns, Leigh’s brother-in-law, who taught him how to draw (from Renzo)
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Hurst & Blackett 1920

(from Peter Harrington)

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Methuen 1916. A father’s attempts to communicate with his son, killed nr. Ypres in 1915.

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Murray 1916 (by Cecil W. Longley)

Diary of a 2nd Lt. in the RFA 1914 - 1916.

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Ernest Benn 1930 (by Shane Leslie). An epic poem on the battle.

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Marriott 1930
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Odhams 1938. The original 6 volumes in 2.

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Hurst & Blackett 1938. Fine Lifeguard memoir. This copy belonged to Capt. Hitchcock (‘Stand To’) & has a letter inserted from Lloyd to Hitchcock thanking him for his review of the book.
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Hutchinson 1935

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Dodd Mead 1925. Jacket by LC. The General looks back on his time as Commander of the 1st & 3rd Corps.

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Book League of America 1931. The story of a conflicted family in which the husband & son are on opposite sides.

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Eyre & Spottiswoode 1948. With the 11th Black Watch in Mesopotamia where he suffered a nervous breakdown.

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Scribner’s 1918. A rather ludicrous story of a fallen airman, an inheritance & a mysterious tramp (from Between-the-Covers)

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Herbert Jenkins 1916 (no war poems) (from Peter Harrington).

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Blackwood 1924. Mostly true tales of fighting in the Middle East & the Western Front.

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Hodder 1916 (by Marie Connor Leighton). A tribute to her son, Roland - Vera Brittain’s fiance (from John Etheridge)

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Dutton 1923. The author worked on chemical warfare during the War & later visited the German armaments factories. (from John Etheridge)

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Bodley Head 1915. Short stories. Jacket by Helen McKie.

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Chambers 1920 A novelised account drawing heavily on Lt.Col. Mure’s ‘With the Incomparable 29th’ (from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Harrap 1916. An early look at the War’s heroes. (from Book Now, Bendigo).

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Macaulay 1917. A fiendishly complicated detective story!

(from Leonard Shoup, Canada).