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Recently online in the Internet Archive (Archive.org): Some Divisional and regimental histories


MaureenE

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Well done - I didn't think you'd have missed something as obvious as that!

Thanks again for posting all these links.

John

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Thank you Maureen, for this latest addition, I have added the links to the QMR yeomanry book, and to that Jourdain volume to the next rerlease of the Salonika Campaign Bibliography. 

  John Taylor - worry not, thanks to the earlier thread by Maureen I think I have added everything relevant from the Aristotle University site, omitting only a very few of the titles in English which did not touch on the Salonika Campaign..

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Whoops, sorry John, you have a namesake in the SCS  and I confused you with him. The Aristotle University collection that Maureen found a while ago wa, as might be expected, full of rich pickings particularly  for those with a special interest in the Salonika Campaign. 

Keith

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It's great to see so many more of these volumes being digitised - but all thanks to institutions in Greece, India, the US etc. If only the IWM would follow their lead and share some of their rare books online, especially now they're all stored offsite and even harder to access.

John

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Some further recent additions to the Internet Archive

The South Africans with General Smuts in German East Africa 1916 by  Brigadier-General J J Collyer (John Johnston) first published 1939 https://archive.org/details/southafricansgeneralsmuts/page/n1/mode/2up

Pigeons in the Great War. A Complete History of the Carrier-Pigeon Service During the Great War, 1914 to 1918 Lt.-Col. A H Osman (Alfred Henry) 1928 https://archive.org/details/pigeonsgreatwar/page/n3/mode/2up

The History of the VIII King’s Royal Irish Hussars 1693-1927 Volume 2 from 1854 by Robert H Murray 1928 https://archive.org/details/irishhussarsvol2/page/n9/mode/2up

History of The Royal Scots Greys (The Second Dragoons) August, 1914 - March, 1919 by Lt.-Colonel S J Hardy and others 1928 https://archive.org/details/historyroyalscotsgreys/page/n5/mode/2up

The Coldstream Guards 1914-1918 Volume 1, Volume 2 and Maps Volume by Lieutenant Colonel Sir John Ross-of-Bladensburg 1928 https://archive.org/details/coldstreamguards1914_1918/Vol1ColdstreamGuards/page/n11/mode/2up

History of the East Surrey Regiment Volume 2 1914-1917  by Colonel H W Pearse and Brigadier-General H S Sloman 1923 https://archive.org/details/histeastsurreyregimentvol2/page/n7/mode/2up

History of the East Surrey Regiment Volume 3 1917-1919 by Colonel H W Pearse and Brigadier-General H S Sloman 1924 https://archive.org/details/histeastsurreyregimentvol3/page/n9/mode/2up

With the 1/5th Essex in the East by Lt.-Col T Gibbons (Thomas) 1921 https://archive.org/details/1-5thessexintheeast/page/n1/mode/2up

War History of the 5th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers by G F Scott Elliot 1928 https://archive.org/details/5thbattkosb/page/n7/mode/2up 

The History and Records of Queen Victoria's Rifles 1792-1922 [9th London Regiment] by Major C A Cuthbert Keeson 1923 https://archive.org/details/historyqueenvictoriasrifles/page/n13/mode/2up

Historical Records of the 9th (Service) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers by Captain  C H Cooke 1928 https://archive.org/details/9thservicebnnorthumberlandfusiliers/page/n13/mode/2up

"The Robin Hoods" 1/7th, 2/7th & 3/7th Battns. Sherwood Foresters 1914-1918 by Officers of the Battalions 1921 https://archive.org/details/robinhoods7thsherwoodforesters/page/n5/mode/2up

The War History of the Sixth Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (T.F.) by A Committee of Officers who served with the Battalion 1924  https://archive.org/details/warhistory6thbnsstaffordshirereg/page/n11/mode/2up

The History of the Suffolk Regiment 1914-1927 by Lieut.-Colonel C C R Murphy 1928 https://archive.org/details/historysuffolkregimentmurphy/page/n9/mode/2up 

The History of the 1/5th Battalion "The Suffolk Regiment" Capt. A Fair and Capt. E D Wolton 1923 https://archive.org/details/1-5thbnsuffolkreg/page/n9/mode/2up

The 11th Royal Warwicks in France 1915-16. (From the personal diary of its Commanding Officer) By Brevet-Colonel C S Collison 1928 https://archive.org/details/11throyalwarwicksfrance/page/n9/mode/2up 

Maureen

 

 

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Many thanks to you (and the University of Michigan) for another fantastic crop of regimental histories.

John

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Some further recent additions to the Internet Archive.  The title/links have been copied, so I hope the underlying links work.
 
Naval Guns in Flanders 1914-1915 [Great Britain Royal Navy]   by L. F. R. (Lt. Lionel F Robinson RN)
 
History of the East Surrey Regiment Volume 2 1914-1917 [British Army]  by Colonel H W Pearse  and Brigadier-General H S Sloman 
History of the East Surrey Regiment Volume 3 1917-1919 [British Army]  Colonel H W Pearse  and Brigadier-General H S Sloman 
 
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3 hours ago, MaureenE said:
Some further recent additions to the Internet Archive.  The title/links have been copied, so I hope the underlying links work.
 
Naval Guns in Flanders 1914-1915 [Great Britain Royal Navy]   by L. F. R. (Lt. Lionel F Robinson RN)
 
History of the East Surrey Regiment Volume 2 1914-1917 [British Army]  by Colonel H W Pearse  and Brigadier-General H S Sloman 
History of the East Surrey Regiment Volume 3 1917-1919 [British Army]  Colonel H W Pearse  and Brigadier-General H S Sloman 
 
Maureen

Great stuff Maureen, thank you for going to this trouble.  It’s striking that they all seem to have originated with university collections in the USA.

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Many thanks again to Maureen for another tremendous batch. It's especially good to see the Essex Regiment series by Burrows now available online.

With so many new additions to the Internet Archive, I wonder if Google Books are releasing some of the WWI books they previously digitised, after finally realising they're long out of copyright? Some of these were previously on Hathi Trust but were only available on a search-only basis in the UK.

I've no idea if it's anything to do with that, but in any case it's a great resource.

John

 

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Some further recent additions to the Internet Archive.  The title/links have been copied, so I hope the underlying links work. Click on the titles.

 

The Great ar in West Africa [1930]   By: Brigadier General E Howard Gorges (Edmund Howard)

History of the 20th Divisional Artillery 1914-1919 [British Army]  By: Captain E G Earle (Eric Greville) RGA

History of the East Lancashire Regiment in the Great War 1914-1918 [British Army]  By: Major-General Sir Lothian Nicholson and Major H T MacMullen

The Story of the 6th Service Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in the Great War [British Army]  By: Printed by Wm Trimble at the "Impartial Reporter" Office, Enniskillen
More a personal history
Pre-war
 
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Some further recent additions to the Internet Archive.  The title/links have been copied, so I hope the underlying links work. Click on the titles. Sorry I have not been able to alter the size of the copied titles.

A Brigade of the Old Army 1914 [10th Infantry Brigade, British Army] by Haldane

The Story of the Household Cavalry Volume 3 [1914-1918] [British Army] by Sir George Arthur

The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in the World War. A Record of the War as seen by The Royal Inniskilling Regiment of Fusiliers, thirteen Battalions of which served [1928, British Army] by Sir Frank Fox. The various Battalions served on the Western Front, at Gallipoli, in Salonika and Palestine.

The History of the Royal Scots Fusiliers (1678-1918) [British Army] by John Buchan. The various Battalions fought on the Western Front, at Gallipoli, in Salonika, Egypt and Palestine.

The Story of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Formerly the Sixth Foot) [1921, British Army] by Kingsford. Various Battalions fought on the Western Front, in Italy, at Gallipoli, in Mesopotamia, and South Russia. One Company of the 2nd Battalion served in North Russia

With the Special Brigade, R.E. A Brief Story of 186 Company, R.E. and 'C' Special Company, R.E. 1915-1919 [British Army] by  Martin Fox.  A chemical warfare (gas) company.

The Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War, 1914-1919. Supply of Engineer Stores and Equipment [British Army]

History of the 1/1st Hants Royal Horse Artillery during the Great War, 1914-1919 [British Army] by PCD Mundy. Includes Egypt and Palestine

With the Heavies in Flanders, 1914-'15-'16-'17-'18-'19. A Record of the Active Service of the 24th Heavy Battery R.G.A. [British Army]  by Berdinner

"Two Eleven" Being the History of 211 Siege Battery R.G.A. on the Western Front [1925, British Army] by Mackenzie

London Gunners, the Story of the H.A.C. Siege Battery in Action [2nd Edition 1919, British Army] by Kingham

O. C. Beds. Yeomanry [1935, British Army] by Peel

The Sussex Yeomanry and 16th (Sussex Yeomanry) Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment 1914-1919 [1921, British Army] by Powell-Edwards. Western Front, Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine

West Kent (Q. O.) Yeomanry and 10th (Yeomanry) Batt. The Buffs 1914-1919 [British Army] by Ponsonby. Includes Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine

The Sixth Gordons in France and Flanders (with the 7th and 51st Divisions) [1922, British Army]

The History of the 2/6th Lancashire Fusiliers (which amalgamated successively with the 1/6th and the 12th Battalion of the same Regiment). The Story of a 2nd Line Territorial Battalion, 1914-1919 [British Army] by Potter and Fothergill

The History of the Royal Fusiliers "U. P. S." University and Public Schools Brigade (Formation and Training) [1917. 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment, British Army]

War History of the Seventh Northumberland Fusiliers [1919, British Army] by Buckley

With the 38th in France and Italy. Being a Record of the Doings of the 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, from 26th September, 1916, to 26th May, 1918 [British Army] by Beauman

The Story of The Tyneside Scottish [1919, British Army] by Trevor Ternan

With the Springboks in Egypt. A brief description of the 1st South African Infantry Brigade on the Western Frontier of Egypt [1916] by Captain George John Miller

Personal Accounts

The Battle of Brains [1930, WW1 Intelligence] by Tuohy. Includes some fiction based on fact. 

Also by Tuohy Occupied 1918-1930. A Postscript to the Western Front [1931] The British Occupation of the Rhineland.

From Chauffeur to Brigadier [1930, British Army]  by Baker-Carr. Machine-gun School in France and Tanks

A Tank Driver's Experiences or Incidents in a Soldier’s Life [1922 British Army] by Jenkin. Tanks

With the Machine Gun Corps from Grantham to Cologne [1923, British Army] by Russell

With Lancashire Lads and Field Guns in France, 1915-1918 [1922, British Army] by Fraser-Tytler. Also published under the title Field Guns in France

My Experiences in Gallipoli with the 6th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment [1917, British Army] Gaskell

 

Maureen

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Fantastic to see the the opportunities to read these long out of print histories grow.  Your dedication to making them readily accessible to forum members is really appreciated Maureen.  Thank you.

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I couldn't agree more. There are some books on here that I've been searching for, and it's great to see them being made so widely available.

Thanks again to Maureen,

John

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