1st ed., 1963. 244 pp., 56 photo & other plates + 2 drawings + 4 maps. Original buckram, gilt armorial to front; 25 x 19cm. FINE. The services of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps often goes unappreciated but even with the mechanisation of the Second World War the role of animals was still vital, particularly in theatres such as India and Burma. This history pays tribute to those who worked with the Corps from 1919-1961 and shows how relevant their contribution really was to the war effort. Chapters include: Introduction. The Years Between 1919-1939. The United Kingdom Base and the Campaigns in France and North-West Europe. The Middle East Base (Including Persia and Iraq). The Campaigns in Eritrea, Greece, Syria and North Africa. The Campaigns in Sicily and Italy. The India Base. The Burma Campaign. Civil Affairs and Control Commissions. The Post-War Years, 1945-1961. War Dogs. Contributions to Research. No less than eleven appendices provide important listings and information on the Veterinary Corps and associated bodies from 1796 to 1961 as well as much interesting material concerning the Second World War. Illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. Uncommon.