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THE GREAT WAR AS I SAW IT by Can Frederick George Scott, CMG, DSO. F.D. Goodchild & Co 1922; 1st Edition; HC; G; 328 pg. Memoir of fantastic detail, and covers the Canadians from 1914-1918 by the heart & soul of the Corps, Canon Frederick Scott. RARE; SIGNED & DEDICATED COPY. $225. [More Info]

GHOSTS HAVE WARM HANDS by Will R. Bird. Clark, Iwin & Co. 1968. 1st Edition; HC; DJ; VG; 255 pg. The classic Canadian memoir of the Great War. A nice copy of an exceptional book. $75. [More Info]

ORDINARY HEROES; Eastern Ontario’s 21st Battalion, C.E.F. by Stephen Nicol. The definitive history of the 21st Battalion, C.E.F., including Nominal Roll, Wounded , Roll of Honour, Honour & Awards. RARE. SIGNED. $225. [More Info]

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ROLL OF SERVICE 1914-1918. University of Toronto Press, 1921. HC; G; No DJ; 603 pg. Great reference for detailed service for all U of T students/ Grads or Professors. A must reference. $60. [More Info]

NEW BRUNSWICK’S FIGHTING 26th; A History of the 26th New Brunwick Battalion, CEF by MacGowan, Heckbert 7 O’Leary. Neptune Publishing, 1994. HC; VG; DJ; 428 pg. Definitive history of the 26th; illustrated, great maps; Honours & Awards, Roll of Honour, Wounded, Nominal Roll. $225. [More Info]

THE LIGHT TRACK FROM ARRAS by T.R.Heritage. Plateway Press, 2nd Edition, 1999. SC; VG; 79 pg. Study of the systems, equipment, men who operated the light railways. Canada had 13 Battalions of Railway Troops. Great photos. $65. [More Info]

A BATTALION OF OUR OWN; The 113th Overses Battalion, CEF (The Lethbridge Highlanders) by Brett Clifton.Lethbridge Historical Society, 2014. SC; VG; 64 pg. History of the Men of the 113th Battalion, Lethbridge Highlanders. Nominal Roll, Casualties, etc. $50. [More Info]

ARTHUR CURRIE by Hugh M. Urquhart. Dent, 1950. HC; VG; No DJ; 363 pg. Superb copy of Urquart’s bio of Sir Arthur Currie. The best overall analysis by one who served with the Canadian Corps. Uncommon. $225. [More Info]

LETTERS FROM THE FRONT 1914-19; Being a Record of the part played by Officers and Men of the Bank in the Great War. The Canadian Bank of Commerce, 1920. TWO VOLUMES. HC; VG; No DJ; 344 pg & 498 pg. Brilliant reference with photos, bios, Roll of Honour, Roll od service with exceptional details; photos of cap badges, etc. $95. [More Info]

THE FIGHTING NEWFOUNDLANDER; A History of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment by G.W.L. Nicholson. McGill-Queen’s, 2006 (Reprint of the 1st Edition, Government of Newfoundland 1964). HC; DJ; VG;614 pg. Exceptional history of the Newfoundland Regiment in the Great War from recruiting, and all their infamous battles: Gallipoli, Beaumont-Hamel, Guedecourt, Monchy, Cambrai, etc. Contains Roll of Honour and Honours & Awards.‘THE’ reference book for the Newfoundlanders in the Great War. Great book. $75. [More Info]

THE C.E.F. ROLL OF HONOUR; 1914-1919; COMPILED AND EDITED BY EDWARD H. WIGNEY; Eugene Ursual, Ottawa, 1996. HC; VG; Over-sized. This is the late Ted Wigney’s ‘must have’ book. It is easily the most complete reference of the Canadian Fatalities of the Great War, and includes Canadians not in the CEF. Uniquely it combines the Book of Remembrance, The CWGC, and may other references. $90. [More Info]

The 24th BATTALION, CEF, VICTORIA RIFLES OF CANADA, 1914-1919 by R.C. Fetherstonhaugh.. Gazette Printing Company, 1930. HC; VG; 319 pg. Official history of the 24th Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Division. One of the better ones. Contains great maps, Roll of Honour, Honours & Awards, etc. $220. [More Info]

THE ROYAL MONTREAL REGIMENT (14th BATTALION), CEF, 1914-25 by R.C. Fetherstonhaugh. The Gazette Printing, 1927. 1st Edition; HC; VG; 334 pg. Official history of the 14th Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division from 1914-19. Contains Honours & Awards, Roll of Honour, etc. $100. [More Info]

CANADA AT VIMY by Lt. Col. D.E. Macintyre, DSO, MC. Peter Martin Associates, 1967. HC; VG; DJ; 229 pg. Excellent for both the fighting and the organizational story of the Vimy Pilgrimage. The author was decorated twice with the 28th CEF, and was the main coordinator of the European leg of the great 1936 Pilgrimage. $30. SIGNED COPY $95. [More Info]

SURVIVING TRENCH WARFARE; Technology and the Canadian Corps, 1914-18. UTP, 1992. SC; VG’ 325 pg. Rawling’s exceptional good treatment of some of the great technical developments during the war; fuses, etc. $25. [More Info]

TRINITY WAR BOOK; A Recital of Service and Sacrifice in the Great War. Trinity Methodist Church, 1921. Classic memoir to those who fought and died in the Great War. Good reference. $30. [More Info]

THE HON. SIR SAM HUGHES, KCB, MP; CANADA’S WAR MINISTER, 1911-16 by Brig. General Charles F. Winter. MacMillan, 1931. HC; G (some minor Library stamps in interior); 182 pg. Great, if a bit biased, bio of the Man who made the Canadian Corps (then almost destroyed it!). He was an irrational, patriotic, dogged individual to whom thousands of Canadians owe their lives. $45. [More Info]

THE INTELLIGENCE SERVICE WITHIN THE CANADIAN CORPS, 1914-18 by Major J. E. Hahn, DSO, MC. MacMillan, 1930. HC; G (water damage on outside boards, interior solid on SIGNED Copy); 263 pg. Fascinating study of how intelligence worked in the trenches; raids, communications, etc. A really interesting book. $75. RARE SIGNED copy. $175. [More Info]

THE AUSTRALIAN VICTORIES IN FRANCE IN 1918, by Lieut.-General Sir John Monash. E.P.Dutton, NY. John Monash served from 1914 with the Australian Imperial Force. He took command of the Australian Corps in 1918, and this is his version of events; Hamel; Villers Bretoneux, Amiens, etc. He was considered to be Arthur Currie’s competitor.. $100. [More Info]

THE REAL WINNIE; A One of a Kind Bear by Val Shushkewich. Natural Heritage Books, 2003. SC; VG; 86 pg. The story of the famous Winnipeg Bear. Well illustrated. $15. [More Info]

COURAGE REMEMBERED, by Ward and Gibson. McClelland & Stewart, 1989. HC; VG; DJ; 282 pg. Best telling of the birth and development of the Imperial War Graves Commission (later Commonwealth), with great side stories and statistics. Intro by Fred Tilston VC. $25. [More Info]

THE SPIDER WEB, The romance of a flying–boat war flight by P-I-X (Major T.D. Hallam, DSC & 2 Bars, Royal Naval Air Service). William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh; 1919.First Edition; HC; VG; 290pgs.The story of the Canadian, Major T. D. Hallam, DSC & 2 Bars, RNAS. Hallam learned how to fly at the Curtiss School in 1914, later he enlisted in a machine gun section in the first Canadian contingent, transferred as a sub-lieutenant in the RNVR serving with an armoured car detachment to the RNAS (wounded Gallipoli), and in 1915 returned to the Hendon Air Station as acting Flight Lieutenant. He was posted to Felixstowe and became Commanding Officer of the War Flight in 1917. DSC for sinking a U-Boat.One of Canada’s` greatest flyers. $85. [More Info]

THE WING; RAF FELIXSTOWE; CHRISTMAS 1918 VICTORY, ANNIVERSARY & SOUVENIR NUMBER; November –December, 1918. SC; VG; 94 pgs. Commemorative booklet on operations of the Felixstowe RAF Air Base; Profusely illustrated, great ads, photos of captured U-Boats, etc. Great period piece.Very rare. SIGNED BY “HALLAM’” being Major T.D. Hallam, DSC & Two Bars, RNAS (see above). $80. [More Info]


THE CANADIANS THOSE WHO SERVED IN SOUTH AFRICA by GARY A. RONCETTI, C.D. & EDWARD E. DENBY Edward E. Denby& Associates.HC; VG; 248 pg. copy90 of a limited edition of 1000 copies.“The names, units, campaigns and casualties of the Canadian Contingent, as well as the rolls of the Canadians who served in the South African Constabulary.”The most important reference on Canadian Boer War medals. SIGNED. $75. [More Info]

CANADA’S SONS ON KOPJE AND VELDT; A Historical Account of the Canadian Contingents by T.G. Marquis. The Canada’s Sons Publishing, 1900. HC; VG; 490 pg. Excellent account of the Canadian Contingents in the Boer War; the Capture of Pretoria and relief of Mefeking. Includes list of Men in the First and second Contingents. $30. [More Info]