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HANNA, Henry.

The Pals at Suvla Bay.

Being the Record of "D" Company of the 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers. With a Foreword by Lieu.-General Sir Bryan T. Mahon.

Published: Dublin: E. Ponsonby Ltd., [1917]

Stock code: 107238

Price: £400

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First edition, first impression. A handsomely produced and remarkably well detailed company history. “England had several battalions of middle-class “pals” or public-school boys; Ireland with its comparatively small middle-class population only, so far as is known, a single company, of the 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Mr Hanna (now Justice Hanna of the Irish Free State) is the historian of this company. He gives photographs of all the original members where he has been able to find them, and has numerous other illustrations” (Cyril Falls, War Books: A Critical Guide, 1930).

Octavo. Original sand-coloured cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover, gilt embossed regimental badge on front cover, regimental ribbon colours on covers (dark blue, green, maroon). Title page printed in reddish-brown and black, colour frontispiece of Suvla Bay, 7 colour plates, 23 monochrome plates from photographs, 43 plates of portraits of the “Pals”, 5 maps in the text. Spine rolled, binding a little shaken, a couple of small red marks on front cover, some foxing (due to wartime paper stock). A very good copy.

Bibliography: Falls p. 112.

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