WORLD WAR I.
(WORLD WAR I.) Ministry of Munitions of War. H.M. Factory, Gretna. Description of Plant and Process.
Dumfries : 1918First and only edition. The massive factory site, which included the two purpose-built townships of Gretna and Eastriggs, was established as a response to the Shell Crisis of 1915. The plant's product was cordite - a smokeless propellant explosive comprised of a mixture of nitro-glycerine and nitro-cellulose, or gun cotton, and described by Sir Arthur... Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 79783
(WORLD WAR I.) NEWMAN, Bernard. The Cavalry Went Through.
London : 1930First edition, first impression. "This is an imaginary story of how the Great War was brought to an end by an overwhelming Allied victory in the year 1917 although many of the events are wildly improbable and could hardly stand detailed criticism, there is considerable military knowledge as well as imagination in the plot" (Falls). The publisher's... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 94590
(WORLD WAR I: CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS.) WOOD, R. Theodore. Theo Wood in Wartime and After. An Autobiography by …
London : 1930First edition of an entertaining anecdotal account of Wood's anti-war work. "Experiences of a crippled pacifist during WWI; No More War and left-wing activities; trouble with police; illnesses & unhappy love affairs" (Matthews). Uncommon: only BL, NLS, IWM, TCD, and Oxford on Copac, to which OCLC adds just Hoover Institute and NYPL. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 73168
(WORLD WAR I.) NUNN, Wilfrid. Tigris Gunboats.
London : 1932First edition, first impression, very scarce in the eye-catching dust jacket. Tigris Gunboats was greeted with great enthusiasm by The Naval Review in 1932: "This is a book for which many naval officers must have looked, for the account of the work of the Royal Navy on the Tigris, as given in the Official History of Naval Operations, stops with the... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 110286
NEAVE, Dorina L. Remembering Kut.
London : 1937First edition, signed copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Dorina Lockhart Neave, 26 April 1937". The terrible four-month siege of Kut in Mesopotamia, now Iraq, "was, arguably, Britain's worse military defeat since the surrender of Cornwallis's army in 1781 during the American Revolutionary War" (Patrick Crowley, Kut 1916: Courage... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 110481