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The Fifth Fusiliers and Its Badges - Fantastic 2nd Edition by Col Denis Wood

The Fifth Fusiliers and Its Badges - Fantastic 2nd Edition by Col Denis Wood

The Fifth Fusiliers and Its Badges - Fantastic 2nd Edition by Col Denis Wood - Still a few remaining.
Brand New, now being sold off as remainders. RRP to a UK address was £95 including postage - now £50 including UK postage. Please contact Simon at the following email address: sjp58@btinternet.com if you are interested in securing a copy.

"The Fifth Fusiliers" is an updated and enlarged version of the first edition published in 1988. This edition is also divided into two parts. The first part describes the origins and composition of the Regiment from its raising in Holland in 1674 until it was absorbed into the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers on St George's Day, 23rd April, 1968. As well as covering the regular Battalions and the Depot, this part gives details of the Regiment's other components, the militia, volunteer, territorial and war raised units. It also lists the Regiment's Battle Honours.

The second and largest part of the book describes the badges and various items of insignia known or thought to have been worn in the Regiment. These comprise some 750 pieces of which 550 are illustrated, mostly at full size and in colour, including items from the Imperial War Museum, and from the Regimental Museum in Alnwick.

With a Foreword by Field Marshal Sir John Chapple, this is the most comprehensive coverage of the insignia of the Northumberland Fusiliers. It will serve as an example for other Regiments to follow.

I can personally recommend this book. As the proud owner of the 1st Edition, which Denis kindly signed for me way back when in 1988, I was completely blown away by the 2nd Edition: large format, hard bound, running to over 200 pages and splendidly presented in its dust jacket of gosling green, the facing colour used by the Fifth throughout much of its life. It is in my view such an extensive revision it is really a new book. No self respecting Northumberland Fusilier collector can afford to be without it - numbers are limited so get your copy now - The Quartermaster.

( ISBN 978-0-9513285-2-1 )

Code: 63723

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WW2 History Book - Bounce the Rhine The Greatest Airborne Operation in History by Charles Whiting

WW2 History Book - Bounce the Rhine The Greatest Airborne Operation in History by Charles Whiting

Hardback book with dustcover. Good second hand condition with a small tear and minor creasing to dustcover and sun fade to spine. 191pp plus index and a number of black and white photos.

Will only post to a UK address on the account of its weight.

Comm SiSa

Code: 63588

5.00 GBP


Insignia of the 1st King George V's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Malaun Regiment) Specialist Publication By the Gurkha Museum - Now out of Print

Insignia of the 1st King George V's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Malaun Regiment) Specialist Publication By the Gurkha Museum - Now out of Print

Revised June 1996. Spiral bound A4, card covers. 46 single sided pages. A good clean copy with no damage or annotations. (The last version of this publication was May 2000, this is the version which immediately preceded it). Forward by Sir John Chapple. Illustrations are in black and white. Essential reference which one just cannot find on the internet. Good 2nd hand condition. Out of print, scarce.

Will post to a UK Address only on account of the weight.

DRW 89

Code: 63535

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Insignia of the 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles Specialist Publication By the Gurkha Museum - Now out of Print

Insignia of the 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles Specialist Publication By the Gurkha Museum - Now out of Print

Revised December 1997. Spiral bound A4, card covers. 66 single sided pages. A good clean 2nd hand copy with no damage or annotations. (The last version of this publication was produced in May 2000, this is the version which immediately preceded it). Forward by Sir John Chapple. Illustrations are in black and white. Essential reference which one just cannot find on the internet. The spiral binder towards the rear needs to be turned with care to avoid the back pages escaping.

Will post to a UK Address only on account of the weight.

DRW 88

Code: 63534

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An original copy of the scarce Colne & Nelson Times War Album coving the first 14 months of WW1

An original copy of the scarce Colne & Nelson Times War Album coving the first 14 months of WW1

War Album 1914 & 1915 - 500 portraits and biographical sketches produced by the Colne & Nelson Times. Landscape format, staples rusted and thin card covers a bit tatty and mainly detached, but the rest of it is tight and clean with little evidence of the passing years. And wow, what a read!

Unsurprisingly men who served with Lancaster and Lancashire affiliated regiments are well represented, especially the territorials of the 5th East Lancashire Regiment who were at Gallipoli. There are a fair number to the West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons), a surprising number to the Coldstream Guards, the Shropshire LI and a smattering of other regiments and corps, the Royal Navy and a couple to the dominion forces.

Interestingly, it covers those wounded, recovered and taken POW as well as killed or died as a result of enemy action, accident at sea or training in the UK. One of the themes covered in the book is a section of 13 obituaries with photos of the local St John's Ambulance Association men (including the only two sons of one family) who lost their lives in the course of the wreck of the Hospital Ship Rohilla off the coast of Whitby on the 30th October 1914. See the following article for fascinating read of an early WW1 casualty of the sea:

https://www.benjidog.co.uk/MiscShips/Rohilla.html::text=Rohilla%20was%20a%20British%20India,on%20board%20by%20several%20lifeboats.

There is a section of photos to five recipients of DCMs and casualties from the locality who were lost on the Lusitania, in fact the only two portraits of women fall into this latter category. I also loved the named group photos of the Church Lads Brigade who joined the CLB Battalion KRRC, Colne Ambulance Association men recently returned from their adventures in Antwerp, the public school boys who had joined the 20th PS Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers; many now noted as serving as officers in other units and finally the group photo of the Colne VTC members in mufti with a note stating they were not obliged to wear uniforms but would be issued with the GR armlets. 156pp of sheer joy for anyone with an interest in WW1, especially to the areas covered by the towns in the North East of Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Oh, and I enjoyed learning that a company of the 12th Lancers in Dublin joined the Royal Munster Fusiliers on learning about the heavy casualties in the Dardenelles.

Coxswain Smith of the Tynemouth Life Boat got his gallantry award (later converted to the George Cross) for the Rohilla incident. See my postcard of him at my item 55581 or read all about lifeboat gallantry in the enthrallingly detailed and entertaining Life Boat Gallantry Book by Barry Cox, my item 55590.

Coll

Code: 62800

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Buying and Selling Wartime Collectables - An Enthusiasts Guide to Militaria Book by Ward & Ingram (2007)

Buying and Selling Wartime Collectables - An Enthusiasts Guide to Militaria Book by Ward & Ingram (2007)

Large format Hard back book with dust jacket. Indexed, 128 pp. Only fault is a page fold on last page. In almost new condition, good enough to give as a present. £20 new.

Will post to UK address only.

Comm GrH

Code: 59135

8.00 GBP


American Military Insignia (WW2) Book by Willian Fowler (1989)

American Military Insignia (WW2) Book by Willian Fowler (1989)

Large format, hard back book with dust cover. Tear to top edge of dust cover (see photo). In second hand condition, dust cover a bit grubby. Indexed, 80pp, contents in good clean condition with no tears, repairs or annotations. A useful guide for the beginner.

Will post to UK address only.

Comm GrH

Code: 59134

8.00 GBP


WW1 Book -

WW1 Book - "Prisoners of the Kaiser - The Last POWs of the Great War"

Hard back book with dust cover. By Richard Van Emdin and published in association with Channel 4. A very good clean copy. 206pp with B&W illustrations / photos.

Will post to a UK address only on account of the weight.

G196

Code: 63326

SOLD


Small Arms Profile - The Lee Enfield Rifles Booklet No 23 ( Sept 1973)

Small Arms Profile - The Lee Enfield Rifles Booklet No 23 ( Sept 1973)


Card covers, 20 pages of info and photos/illustrations plus a colour centre-fold. In very good condition and highly informative.

G193.9

Code: 63325

12.00 GBP


Two Specialists Hardback Books on  Welsh Militia and Volunteer Corps by Bryn Owen

Two Specialists Hardback Books on Welsh Militia and Volunteer Corps by Bryn Owen

A pair of A5 sized books with dustcovers (some sun fading to spines) covering the history and uniforms / badges of the Glamorgan, Anglesey and Caernarfonshire units. Both in very good clean condition and long out of print as published in 1989 - 1990. They each have black and white photos and over 250 pages each. Originally retained at about £16 each.

Please note I will only post these to a UK address on account of the weight unless by prior agreement.

Coll

Code: 63293

20.00 GBP