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BUDAPEST HUNGARY EASTERN EUROPE, 1916. On offer is a fascinating, significant 1916 manuscript relic of World War I being the personal diary of Louis Goeth Dreyfus, Jr. (1889-1973) an American diplomat in Budapest during the time of World War I when the city was central to and at one of the most critical junctures of history. [While the book is not inscribed or signed we note the author's identity is revealed on September 22nd: "Rainy morning. Didn't go to office until 11 A.M. Mr. Coffin shows me a telegram from the Dep't saying Mr. Dreyfus be spared for a month to take charge at Sofia during Consul General Murphy's absence for illness. Mr. Coffin again showed his selfish instincts by so far as possible injuring my chances of going. He replied that he cannot spare Dreyfus until Oct. tenth."] The 285 page book has handwritten entries dated from January 1st through October 11th 1916 at the peak of the first World War and as the denouement of the Austro Hungarian empire was approaching o ... Read more

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ENGLAND UK GREAT BRITAIN FRANCE, 1916. On offer is an original small archive of four [4] ephemeral items including: two [2] note pad style diaries and two [2] check books with stubs and unused checks all being handwritten and having belonged to General Alfred E. Bradley (1864-1922), Chief Surgeon of the American Expeditionary Force in France during WW1. This archive relates to his serving as a military observer in England during 1916 and1917 just prior to U.S. entrance into war through to the War's end. Historians and collectors of the era will recognize the uniqueness of original material from high ranking officers. The first diary dated "Trip July-Aug. 1916, and has a French stamp on the cover. Bradley has signed his name in pencil on the cover "Bradley". It starts out seeming to be an accounting book, but morphs into cryptic notes made covering various subjects, including medicine dosages, prisoners, etc., perhaps notes to jog his memory later. Here are snippets from the first: "Off ... Read more

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COLUMBUS NEW MEXICO THEN FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1914. On offer is a sensational, historical manuscript journal and diary handwritten by John C. Queman of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, a US Army soldier who served first in the 13th Cavalry on the Mexican border in Columbus, New Mexico from Dec. 30, 1914 to Sept. 23, 1916, and later during World War I in France and Germany as a truck driver for Truck Co. #14 (Sept. 23, 1916- Oct. 8, 1917), Truck co. #7 (Oct. 8, 1917 - March 11, 1918), and AEF Truck Co. 2nd Division supply trains (Mar. 1, 1918 - Mar. 10, 1920.) This is a truly unique memorial to one man's service to his country in a number of important areas. Half of the 59 pages written in the massive folio journal retells his service during the Mexican Border War wherein Queman writes very detailed, riveting first hand account of Pancho Villa's raid on the town of Columbus, New Mexico, on March 9th 1916, where he was stationed and then he writes all about the pursuit of Pancho Villa into Mexico. We learn that ... Read more

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JOBSTOWN NEW JERSEY TO THE FRONT IN FRANCE, 1918. "Ernest Cook is my name/America is my nation/Jobstown, NJ is dwelling place/And God is my Salvation/When I am dead and in my grave/And all my bones have rotten/This little book will tell my name/When I am long forgotten." So begins the diary on offer; a fascinating manuscript diary handwritten by a sensitive young soldier named Ernest Cook (March 3, 1895 - March, 1972), who bravely fought on the front lines for America near the end of World War I. This 5 year diary, a Christmas gift from his lady friend Alice D. Shinn (as per inscription), Makes for an interesting comparison between his life in each year - a life that changes dramatically with the conclusion of the War I. Beginning January 1918 we learn that Ernest is a 22-year-old member of 303rd Field Signal Battalion Company B in the US Army. Not yet on active duty, they are stationed near Cook's home in New Jersey and his writings reflect monotonous days of inspections, drills, evenings at th ... Read more

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Melbourne: 6th Machine Gun Company (A.I.F.) Association. 1937. pp.434, b/w plates, maps, incl fold col map, colour leaf with the insignia of the Battalion, re-bound in qtr mor., gilt dec spine, signed by the author on half-title, a near fine copy of this scarce title. The 6th Machine Gun Coy, part of the 2nd Australian Division, served through Gallipoli and the Western Front, a complete unit history based on official diaries and records of the Company and associated units, the author's diaries and those kept by members of the Company as well as available letters. Includes Roll of Honour, Nominal Roll of Members, Decorations and Mentioned in Despatches, and the Itinerary of the Company. 1st edition.

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IOWA PHILADELPHIA NEW YORK, 1918. On offer is an interesting, original World War I era diary handwritten by F.A. Anderson, an American yeoman in the U.S. Navy and devout Christian who details his travels, training and duties related to his service for America in 1918. The diary spans July 23, 1918 - Feb 28, 1919, and chronicles the author's time in Iowa, The Great Lakes, Philadelphia and New York City. Anderson's diary begins in the summer of 1918 with Anderson as a third class Yeoman who is being moved from company to company at the end of World War 1. When we meet Anderson, he is visiting Co. 434 at Camp Boone in Iowa, working under Commander Earl Osmon (a sheet metal worker from Nettle Creek, Grundy County, Illinois). While there, he was inoculated for typhoid and discusses a day in the life of a yeoman, including the varied work he was assigned, "chow time" at the base, and preparations for the Camp's Inspection Day. While Anderson does not discuss very much about the war itself, he ... Read more

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  • Edition: 1st
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Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Daily Eagle , 1919. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good None . SIGNED. Hardcover, 211 pages. dark blue cloth stamped in gilt. SIGNED TWICE BY THE SHIP'S CHAPLAIN, W. A. H0PKINS, once on the front fly leaf, along with his title and name of ship and again on Honor Roll page. Contains a 20 page handwritten account written in pencil of the ship's torpedoing by the ship's Chaplain (his Copy). Pages folded and laid in. Unique. Record # 303328

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WAR DIARY

Leach, George E.

  • Edition: First American Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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No Place: Rainbow Division , 1923. 205pp. Full gray cloth, gilt letters; slightly edge worn, spine letters dulled, else very good. Pages lightly age-toned, else very good. George Leach's, Colonel of the 151st Field Artillery, battle front experiences during WWI. AUTHOR SIGNED AND INSCRIBED: "To my Commander of the Mexican Border Captain Anthony Fiala with my sincere regards / George E. Leach / Colonel 151st F.A. ASSOCIATION COPY: ANTHONY FIALA. Fiala (b.1869--d.1950) was the first to film the Arctic polar regions in 1901 during the Baldwin--Ziegler expedition, 1901-02. He was the commander and photographer the second Ziegler Arctic expedition in 1903-05. This search for the North Pole ended in failure. He wrote of this experience: Fighting the Polar Ice in 1906. . Signed & Inscribed by Author. First American Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Association Copy.

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  • Edition: First Edition
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London: Privately Published (printed by Crowther & Goodman) No date, but published in late 1935 or early 1936, since Wadham's contribution (ending at page 19) is dated 13th November, 1935, and Crossley's "Foreword to Part II" is dated December of the same year. Wadham writes, "These notes have been compiled, more or less in the form of a diary, with a view to placing on record the services of those who voluntarily came forward to serve their country in its hour of need." This copy from the library of 2nd Lt. I. (Irvine) B. Rouse of the battalion, who is listed thrice in the appendices, once in a "Additional Nominal Roll of Officers who served with the I/4th Battalion The King's Own Royal Regt. (in order of joining)," once in a list of those wounded in action, and lastly in the list of those who received the Military Cross. Wadham has written his inscription ("A souvenir/from") and signed beneath Rouse's printed name. Uncommon signed. Blue cloth ... Read more

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  • Edition: Not Stated Presumed First Edition
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London: John Murray, 1925. xii, 522 pages. Faded gold lettering on the spine. Front hinge of the cover has been taped with white tape. Front hinge in cracked. Front free endpaper has a tipped on inscription, not signed but with a "With the Author's Compliments" on it. Some writing in the text with pencil. this is a reading copy only of this military autobiography written by General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien from his diaries. Starting with the Zulu War and ending with WWI. Illustrated with 10 b/w images and 27 maps (two foldouts). This is a heavy book and will require additional shipping charges. . Inscribed. Not Stated Presumed First Edition. Black Cloth Hardcover. Poor/No Dust Jacket. 6 x 9. Autobiography, Military Hist.

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  • Edition: First Edition
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Wien: Selbstverlag Des Autors., 1916. 222pp, appendices, 6 bw ills. Or wraps. Tape reinforment at top and bottom of spine, place/year written at top of title page, 2 brief notes in Hungarian at front. SIGNED and inscribed by author on title page. Oberleutnant's experiences in the first years of WWI, particularly at Czernowitz and Prague. TEXT IN GERMAN/AUF DEUTSCHE. . Signed & Inscribed by the Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo.

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Port Elgin, ON : Brucedale Press, 1996. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Glossy pictorial hard cover, headband, 208 pages plus 16 pages of b & w plates, with maps, SIGNED (without inscription) by author. As New condition with former owners ink name. "The raising of a battalion of 1200 men in Bruce County is bringing the war home & there will not be many homes unaffected, wrote the editor of a local paper in January, 1916. Indeed, the chronicle of the 160th Bruce Battalion is the story of the men away - through their letters, diaries & memoirs - and of their families and communities at home, a generation of Canadians whose shadow falls on us yet." Check out the scans. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo.

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  • Edition: 1st edition
  • Book condition: As New
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Whitstable: Pryor Publications, 1985. 1st edition. dust jacket. As New. 8vo.. 222pp., text ills., b/w pls., maps, appends., index, Based on the diaries of a Victorian soldier who served in the Middle-East in WWI with the 9th Light Horse Regiment. Copy 245 of a limited hardcover edition & signed by J. G. Rogers on the dedication page

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War Diary

Leach, George E.

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: VG-
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.: Pioneer Printers, 1923. Book. VG-. Hard Back. Inscribed by Author(s). First Edition. Book is bound in gray cloth-covered boards with gilt titles. Book has very light edge wear and has the first end page removed; otherwise clean and tight. Book is INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR to one of his war time comrads. Leach was a Colonel in the 151st Field Artillery Rainbow Division. Leach's father fought in the Civil War and talked about his regrets of not providing his comrads with details of that war. Leach determined to keep a diary of his actions. Beginning om September 4, 1917 when his Regiment broke camp and headed to France. He kept a daily diary from then to the end of the war and on to Friday May 10, 1919 when they arrived back in Des Moines, Iowa. Includes details on their orders on certain days of battle. 205 pages..

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  • Edition: 1st printing
  • Book condition: VG/no dust jacket, 5 pages with ink underlining and margin notations regarding Anita Churcher of the YMCA (later became Mrs. Geo
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Minneapolis: Pioneer Printers (printed by), 1923. 1st printing. VG/no dust jacket, 5 pages with ink underlining and margin notations regarding Anita Churcher of the YMCA (later became Mrs. George Leach). ASSOCIATION COPY (SIGNED BY MRS. GEORGE E LEACH), 205 p., photos, 12mo, Hoover Institution Archives stamp on front endpaper;

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Beaudesert: Beaudesert Historical Society, 2015. HEAVY. 363pp, index, num bw ills. Or card covers. Near new. SIGNED and dated by author on title page. A summary of military records of 635 soldiers and nurses of the Beaudesert District in WWI. The inclusion of newspaper articles, letters and diaries breathes life into their experiences in the dugouts of Gallipoli, the Light Horse Regiments of the middle east and the trenches of the Western Front.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. Folio.

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USA: Sunflower University Press. Paperback. 0897452437 Signed and inscribed by author on back of half-title page. 336 pages. List of sources, chronology and index. " Based on the WWI diaries and letters of the author's father, Robert Kennedy. "By mixing her father's personal experience with her academic penchant for accuracy, Kennedy has created something rare - a highly readable history." - from back cover. Somewhat above-average external wear. Binding intact. A sound reading copy. . Fair. 2000. First Edition.

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Stroud UK: Tempus Publishing Ltd. Very Good. 2004. First Edition. Softcover. 0752426206 . Signed by Author; Some edgewear to card covers and creasing to back card cover and pages. ; Inscribed by the author. A bright, solid book.; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 9.61 X 6.69 X 0.39 inches; 128 pages; Alfred Hall was a soldier in the British Territorial Battalion and captured during the Second Battle of Ypres. His son, Malcolm, has used exerpts from his father's diary with accompanying photos to write this thoughtful book about one soldier's experiences. .

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  • Edition: First Edition Stated
  • Book condition: Good
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New York: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1936. Signed by the author on front endpaper "To Alice Strong/from Shirley Millard", rare signed. Edited by Adele Comandini. Red Cross nurse recounts the horrors of World War I on the front lines in France. . Signed by Author. First Edition Stated. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket.

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Georges Vanier Soldier: The Wartime Letters and Diaries, 1915-1919

Vanier, Georges & Deborah Cowley (editor)

  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • Book condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
  • ISBN: 1550023438 / 9781550023435
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Toronto: Dundurn Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 2000. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 1550023438 . Signed by Editor; Light edgewear to book and dust jacket. ; Inscribed by the editor on the front free end paper. A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; B&W Photographs; 9.28 X 6.28 X 1.07 inches; 240 pages; "Georges Vanier, who served as Governor General of Canada from 1959-1967, was 26 when he became one of the the first men to join the newly established Royal 22nd Regiment - known as the "Van Doos". He was in his second year in the Montreal firm as Dessaules and Garneau, and very much the son of a Montreal upper-class family. His service in the First World War shaped his character, and he often described the four years spent on the battlefields of Euroe as the most rewarding of his life." blurb .

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