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Poetry & Naval reminiscences from Lt. Commander Hilton Young .Sidgwick 1919, Jack 1920 & Methuen 1924 (1st illustrated ed.)
Arnold Zweig’s War trilogy. Secker 1928, 1932 & 1936
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OUP 1937 ?  Bristol Fighter Squadron 22 (from Tom Donovan)
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UK & US eds. Gollancz 1932 & published as ‘Bloody Years’ by Viking 1932. Prisoner of the Turks after being shot down at Ctesiphon during Mesopotamian Campaign.
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2 variant US jackets from Viking Press 1936 (from Fons Oltheton)
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Doran 1928. American War hero
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Coward-McCann 1928 & re-titled G & D rpt. 3 dog stories at least 1 set in the war.
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Collins 1917. With General Smuts in East Africa.(from David & Helen Pritchard)

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Errol G Knox 1935. (reputedly only 200 copies printed) Jacket by Gerald Muir. 3 Squadron flew RE 8s on Artillery Observation duties in 1917 - 1918
(from Nick Fletcher)
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Collins April 1930 6th imp. Reprinted in the same format as Ralph Scott’s ‘A Soldier’s Diary’ q.v. (from Nick Fletcher)

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Arnold 1928. Unit histories are nearly always under plain wrappers but this is unusual (from JRF)
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Grosset & Dunlap 1929 Photoplay ed. Illus. With scenes from the film (from Babylon Revisited)

Dutton 1920 (from Fons)

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Blackwood 1922 (f.p. 1919). 8 British officers escape from the Turks.

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Heinemann 1930. Good description of the campaign between Smuts & Lettow -Vorbeck in East Africa.
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Collins 1938

below Dutton 1927 (both from Fons).

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Simpkin Marshall 1917. Work in an army hospital (from Neil Cournoyer)

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Macauley 1934. Jacket by Corinne Boyd Dillon. A 14 year old girl serves on the Eastern Front throughout the War with a Cossack regiment.

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Ivor, Nicholson & Watson 1932. Hungarian War novel. Identical jacket to the US edition from Doubleday.

below Heinemann 1931. A short story.

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Stockwell 1931. ‘The tragedy, humour & pathos of Gallipoli’ (from JRF)
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Harold Vinal 1928 A Princetown man’s view of the War in sonnet form. Jacket by Park (from Babylon Revisited Books)

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Duffield & Green 1932 Jacket by Nat Falk. His life before, during & after the War (from Mike’s Library)

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Methuen 1939. A Ruthenian peasant in the Austrian army during the first 6 weeks of the war based on the author’s experiences. Winner of the Polish Academy prize. (from Fons)

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Edward Arnold 1932. Fairly routine Divisional History.

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Mellifont 1937 Paperback (f.p. Jarrolds 1928) (from David Ainsworth)

Cape 1934. Along with Lewis’ ‘Sagittarius Rising’, the outstanding novel of the Air War drawing on the author’s experiences flying over the Western Front with 40th & 86th Squadrons. Yeates died from TB 5 months after this book was published.The manuscript was corrected by Henry Williamson whose forward is included in the 2nd impression of Nov. that year. The book was in such demand amongst WW2 pilots that copies were said to be changing hands at £5 each.

 

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Cape 1961 re-issue with a new forward by Henry Williamson.

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Dent 1916 (by Fitzwater Wray better known as the translator of ‘Under Fire’). From St.Malo to the Battlefields by bicycle to observe the changes brought about by the War.

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Sampson Low 1918. The unsung work of the Fishing Fleet during the War.

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Richards 1930. Novel. Super jacket but I cannot decipher the artists name
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Century Co. 1919 Tales of an orderly in the US Medical service. (from Peter Harrington).

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Ronald McDonald 1935. One of the better AIF Unit histories, at Gallipoli & on the Western Front 1915 - 1918 (Australian War Memorial).

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Dent 1931. The Campaign in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan to keep out the Turkana & Abyssinian raiders. An excellent account.

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Cassell 1920 Popular ed (fp 1918) A sensitive soul is brutalised in the German Army but is redeemed before his death. Well written novel.

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Eveleigh Nash 1921 2nd imp. Assistant Secretary at the Military section this book was seen by Cyril Falls as an attack on Haig (from Tom Donovan).

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Harrison Smith 1934 (from Bob Liska at Colophon Books).

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Hutchinson 1937. A staff officers view of the War in East Africa.

(from David & Helen Pritchard).

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Cassell 1918 & 1919. Some particularly evocative watercolours accompany these Naval narratives.

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Allen & Unwin 1931. Might not be too complimentary of the brass hats!
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Ivor Nicholson & Watson 1935. Founder of the Over-seas League. Reminiscences of Lawrence of Arabia & the Propaganda Ministry. Inscribed to Colonel J. B. Dodge
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Viking 1938 & Secker 1938 The 4th volume in Zweig’s ‘The Great War of the White Men’ sextet. (UK ed from Stephen Ferdinando)

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Appleton 1934. A collection of true spy stories (from Babylon Revisited)

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Methuen 1931

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Mellifont Press 1935

(f.p. John Long 1932)

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Methuen 1930

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Fisher Unwin 1914. A journalist with the first report from Louvain to the Aisne (ex-IWM, cut down from the original)