THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS 1914-1918.

Bladensburg, Sir John Ross-of-.


£275.45




Oxford University Press, 3 Vols. Complete being 2 Vols. + Maps Volume. 1st eds., 1928. Vol. I: Xvii + 519 pp., frontis., guarded. Vol. II: 546 pp. Maps Volume: 27 fldg., maps. All 3 Vols: Uniformly bound in contemporary blue cloth with silver, red & gilt armorial to front covers with gilt tooling + gilt title to spine; 2 edges uncut; 25 x 17cm. Some very minor marks to covers but basically bright and clean; foxing to edges and some sporadic foxing internally but predominantly free of this; light pencil signature & dates only so easily removed if desired; joints & hinges tight & secure; overall FINE. This is the definitive history of the Coldstream Guards in the First World War. Chapters in the first volume cover: Beginning of the War. Retreat from the Belgian Frontier. Battle of the Marne. Battle of the Aisne. Deadlock on the Aisne. Autumn Campaign in Flanders. First Battle of Ypres. Situation after the Battle of Ypres. Winter Operations. Early Engagements of the Siege. Formations of a Guards Division. Battle of Loos. A Period of Trench Warfare. Allied Operations in the Valley of the Somme. The Guards Division at the Battle of the Somme. Chapters in Volume II cover: Situation after the Battle of the Somme. Events of the Spring of 1917. Battle of Passchendaele. Battle of Cambrai. Last Winter of the War. Battle of St. Quentin. End of the German Offensive. Advance of the Allies. Defeat of the Germans. End of the War. Return of the Coldstream Guards. Appendices include records of services of officers, Victoria Cross awards, rewards, promotions and a roll of honour. The third volume contains twenty-seven folding maps. A very nice set.


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